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by Erik "Superfriend" Skov
July 9, 2014
Justice League new 52 This round of retirement hurts theme teams in so many ways the pain is difficult to describe. Superman means the LSH members from that set (9 I think) will no longer available to play with the ones in SLOSH. Galactic Guardians means the Guardians of the Galaxy characters in that set will never be available…

 

by Jeff Cope
June 19, 2014
October Toys’ Kickstarter campaign to bring back the fan favorite toyline Skeleton Warriors has, as of this writing, 4 short days to go. They are at 70% of thier $45,000 funding goal to get Baron Dark made. I’m optimistic that we’ll see a last minute surge (common with Kickstarter) and the evil Baron can enter into…

 

by Cesar Zamora
June 16, 2014
20140615_130404 Funko has got all of our numbers with the ReAction Figures line. They are hitting all of our collective soft spots. I hope this line just grows and grows (it’s already pretty massive) to just touch everything we’ve ever wanted.

 

by Cesar Zamora
June 15, 2014
20140615_122236 Earlier this week I attended my first E3 for  one reason, Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes!

 

by Jeff Cope
June 2, 2014
funko_reac_rocketeer As many of you loyal readers know, I have been eagerly anticipating Funko’s expansion of Super 7’s retro ReAction line of 3-3/4″ action figures. One of the figures I was most looking forward to was The Rocketeer, based upon Disney’s 1991 movie of the same name (which was, in turn, based upon Dave Steven’s amazing…

 

by Jeff Cope
May 19, 2014
NEW-DD-Logo   A new edition of the 40 year-old role-playing game, Dungeons and Dragons is on the way this summer. Now, this isn’t news to anyone following the world of gaming for the past few years. Wizards of the Coast announced plans for a new edition a good three years ago. But, today WOTC finally announced…

 

by Cesar Zamora
May 13, 2014
3689016-tomorrowtoday In stores today is the new Marvel Knights presentation of “Wolverine – Weapon X: Tomorrow Dies Today”, I’ll be taking a quick look at this latest release from Shout! Factory.

 

by Danny "CantinaDan" Neumann
April 22, 2014
I don’t think any one of us predicted exactly how “Unlimited” Mattel’s Justice League action figure line would prove to be. Debuting in 2003, the line didn’t quit unit the end of 2012. Just about 10 years. That’s nuts. What started out as a line dedicated to “The Big 7” eventually delivered well over 200 figures….

 

by Erik "Superfriend" Skov
March 20, 2014
War Of Light Promo My friend and colleague in the “I can’t get enough news about toys and games” business, Scott Rubin, has been doing a fantastic job of covering the 2014 GAMA conference in Las Vegas this week.  Pop on over to CritToHit.com  to see all his coverage.  I’m hoping he doesn’t mind if I borrow one of…

 

by Danny "CantinaDan" Neumann
February 2, 2014
Back in 1981 I went on a cruise to Bermuda. Lucky kid, I know. I had these relatives, Connie and George, who were really good to me. I have a handful of memories from that trip. Like, it was the first time I ever ate chicken cacciatore. Not surprisingly though, one of my best memories had…

 

by Cesar Zamora
January 31, 2014
20140130_172218   I attended the premiere of the new direct-to-video movie “Justice League: War”. I was able to get brief interviews with some of the cast & crew in attendance. All that and my review of the movie after the jump…

 

by Cesar Zamora
January 26, 2014
20140124_102143 A brand new year brings a brand new Disney Infinity figure to mass retail. Read on for a brief review of the Disney Infinity Sorcerer’s Apprentice Mickey figure!

 

by Cesar Zamora
January 13, 2014
wolverine cesar zamora 1   Out tomorrow, Jan. 14th (available at Wal-Mart and Amazon) is “Marvel Knights Animation: Wolverine Vs. Sabretooth” from Shout! Factory. Read more for a quick look and my review of the upcoming DVD release…

 

by Cesar Zamora
January 9, 2014
20140109_113624 2013 is over and done with but looking back it was a pretty great year for action figures. I got a ton of figures last year so it was hard to narrow it down but if you will, I bring you my Top 5…

 

by Ryan "TheSuperfly" Prast
December 22, 2013
TIMESPAST_WONDERFUL The Holidays. Nothing else compares to this time of year…the amazing array of Christmas lights, the smells of warm cinnamon and pumpkin, the lively spirits and the season of giving … and especially as a child of the 80s, the season of getting. Of course, the disclaimer – since then, I have certainly learned that…

 

by Ryan "TheSuperfly" Prast
December 10, 2013
MINDBLOWN Pardon my many-months-long blogging absence (and my obsessive overuse of hyphens) for a Not-Necessarily-Toy-Related-But-Still-Worthy Holiday Announcement … and for those looking to spread some Holiday Kindness and Cheer, this article is for you! Before you groan about yet-another ‘event’ to excuse yourself from, hear me out – you don’t actually have to attend, send money,…

 

by Jeff Cope
December 9, 2013
itn3 I’ve been writing about toys online for a long time now. Some of you may recall I started out writing for Raving Toy Maniac back when it was still under the auspices of Eric G. Myers and AFi’s own Jason “ToyOtter” Geyer in the late 1990s. There were small boutique toy companies popping up all…

 

by Cesar Zamora
November 26, 2013
20131124_131745 Another Disney Infinity figure review because you deserve it! This week I’m looking at the new “Wreck-It Ralph” figures that were released recently as well as 3, that’s right, 3 new princesses. Read on for more…

 

by Danny "CantinaDan" Neumann
November 19, 2013
Remember when Mattel sold Japanese Kaiju figures? Had I not held onto a weird blue monster with big ears since childhood I would’ve answered “uhh, no.” Turns out, Mattel did obtain the rights to distribute toys for the popular Japanese company Popy back in the late 70’s. You  do remember Shogun Warriors, right? Same licensing…

 

by Cesar Zamora
November 19, 2013
20131119_102936 I stopped at my local Target today and happened upon a new release for the “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” figure line by Playmates. This is the second Shredder in the action figure line and if you bought him the first time around this figure would be a considerable upgrade.

 

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