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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…

 

by Jason "ToyOtter" Geyer
April 18, 2009
So it’s been 25 years since Marvel Comic’s Secret Wars Limited Series debuted. For those who don’t know what that is, you really need to know only 3 things about it: 1) it was the first time a company put all of it’s major characters together in a company wide crossover that affected all storylines….

 

by ChipCataldo
April 18, 2009
plasticclose.jpg I’ve decided to start blogging about various things Super Powers as I acquire more items for my collection, hopefully bringing things to light that people haven’t seen before or may be curious about.  There certainly isn’t much information about Super Powers merchandise out there, tho the two main (and seemingly only) sites are definitely of…

 

by Jason "ToyOtter" Geyer
April 18, 2009
Ok, so I’m a wee bit behind on the blog.  BUT… Lots of new stuff coming up this week for our 4th Anniversary, including a new story of never before seen by anyone Star Wars merchandise on Monday, and various features and goofy crap. Speaking of goofy crap, I was watching Slumdog Millionaire recently (didn’t…

 

by Daniel Pickett
April 17, 2009
Do I go to work today?  Or do I just keep following this truck to it’s destination in the hopes that it is filled with new JLU and DCUC wave 8?  Hmmmm…..

 

by ChipCataldo
April 16, 2009
nitro.jpg It’s not often that a bootleg line has much originality, let alone a concept/theme that attracts someone to collect them.  Mostly they’re collected because they’re bootlegs and that’s it.  However, there’s at least one standout exception in that realm of collecting, and that standout is Brazillian company Gulliver Juguetes’ "Future Warriors."  

 

by Danny "CantinaDan" Neumann
April 15, 2009
No, I’m not running for a school board in Kansas. But like the rest of you action figure biologists I’ve enjoyed observing the emergence of newly created figures based on characters that had action figures back when little plastic life on Earth was in its infancy. The last few years in particular have seen a…

 

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