by Jason "ToyOtter" Geyer
May 4, 2009


by Erik "Superfriend" Skov
May 1, 2009
The newest JLU poll is now active here at AFI.  A little bit of history.  I went to SDCC 2006 and was surprised by what was revealed.  Instead of the characters I was hoping for, there were some very odd choices and some odd variants.  Then I remembered. 


by ChipCataldo
April 30, 2009
namestrip.jpg   Welcome, one and all to yet another Super Powers highlight.  Today I’m showcasing perhaps the most common of the Gulliver Super Powers releases, Wonder Woman.  Keep in mind that when I use the term "most common" I mean it’s still rarer than nearly every single US carded release and most of the Super Amigos. …


by Jeff Cope
April 28, 2009
  I started a thread here on AFI a few days back asking for folks ten most wanted characters in Hasbro’s new Marvel Universe toyline. There’s been a similar thread going on over at Fwoosh, too. Part of the fun of collecting is the guessing and hoping what characters might be coming down the pipe….


by Danny "CantinaDan" Neumann
April 27, 2009
I don’t collect Mattel’s DCUC line but there have been some figures that I’ve wanted to pick up just because they’re so dang cool. Back when I saw wave 6 for the first time I grabbed the Hawkman, stared at it for a while and then reluctantly put it back in fear of the "slippery…


by ChipCataldo
April 26, 2009
mm7.jpg Hello, and welcome to the first "common" edition of whatever this thing is that I call a blog.  I’m going to be not only highlighting the rarites I have in my collection, but also everything else…no matter how common.  Yes, I know y’all are chomping at the bit for my 12-back Lex Luthor highlight, but…


by ChipCataldo
April 24, 2009
I thought this was interesting.  It applies more to vintage collecting (the article is actually in reference to coin collecting), but a lot of Mr. Buffett’s theories can be applied everywhere from Super Powers to Justice League Unlimited.  I noticed that I was exercising all the principles he identified the way I’ve been collecting vintage…


by Jim Abell
April 24, 2009
Toys That Make You Say "Wha…?": Episode II   Episode II: Temblor


by Jason "ToyOtter" Geyer
April 22, 2009
So we here at AFI were talking amongst ourselves the other day and the question was raised, "why do some blog comments show a user’s avatar, but others don’t?" And it was a very good question, indeed. And of course our very own Vader had the answer: Gravatar.  Yes, my friends, Gravatar.  You go to…


by ChipCataldo
April 21, 2009
hawk.jpg Up for a highlight this time around is the Trilingual Hawkman, released in Europe.  It seems as if the Trilingual figures were manufactured by different companies depending on the country.  Text on the back of the card credits Palitoy, Clipper, and General Mills.  Subtle differences exist in the card fronts, with some having the character’s…


by Jason "ToyOtter" Geyer
April 20, 2009
Ha! I bet you thought this blog would be about toys! Well, it’s not. But these things tend to overlap with the same target audiences, so I thought it was neat enough to mention here. First, my apologies for not having my long awaited followup to last years Rejected Star Wars concepts up today. I’m…


by Jeff Cope
April 20, 2009
After dropping my daughter off at preschool this morning,  I swung by Wal-Mart to see what might be out. There wasn’t anything new (well…not new new) but I did pick up the 3-3/4" Captain Pike figure from Playmates new Star Trek movie line. Driving home I got to thinking about collecting habits and buying preferences…