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by Jeff Cope
October 25, 2006
Well, hello there. It’s been a week and a half since AFI relaunched and opened the doors on these shiny new blogs…and this is my first entry. I hope it’s blogworthy. Life’s been a little nuts around the Cope household since the launch, hence my delay. Many of you know that I have been unemployed…

 

by Jason "JJJason" Chirevas
October 23, 2006
  …for I am Chirevas, King of the Weak-Willed Geeks. One of the lines I’ve been on the fence about since its release is The Batman from Mattel.  I like the show well enough (No, it’s NOT Timm’s Batman: The Animated Series.  Put your hand down.) and I rounded up a bunch of figures at…

 

by Jason "ToyOtter" Geyer
October 22, 2006
This will be an ongoing feature here at Ottertorials: ideas and concepts that never made it off the drawing board. While many collectors are aware of certain toys and figures that never make it into production (especially concerning Star Wars toys) most people don’t realize that for every toy made, there are dozens if not…

 

by Jason "ToyOtter" Geyer
October 22, 2006
I hope everyone is enjoying the blogs so far; we’ve been a bit slow getting up to speed, but there are some neat things coming that should make everyone happy (or at least slightly bemused). I had planned to have a few more cool items up in this blog at this point, but at a…

 

by Daniel Pickett
October 19, 2006
This past Sunday was October 15th.  That was the "Target date" for the JLU Target exclusive 6-pack featuring Doomsday to be released to the public.   More specifically that was the day that most Targets were to have their "Great Gifts under $20" endcap built in the toy section. In addition to the Doomsday set there is…

 

by Ryan "TheSuperfly" Prast
October 18, 2006
My family lost one of our own earlier this week. Randy Presnell passed away on Monday morning. The exact family relationship is too convoluted to explain but he was my buddy, my pal, a father figure and a close friend.  He died peacefully in his sleep, and despite some recent health issues it was totally unexpected.   He…

 

by Jason "ToyOtter" Geyer
October 18, 2006
Maybe. Wal-mart has called out Toys R Us before the heavy Holiday shopping has even begun: Wal-Mart lowers prices on more than 100 toys I think maybe Wal-Mart knows that TRU is move vunerable now than ever, and maybe they can prevent the upswing it needs to give new CEO Gerald Storch the leverage he…

 

by Jason "ToyOtter" Geyer
October 18, 2006
This is pretty amazing…and about as close to a "real life DareDevil" that we’ll ever see. Check it out below!   [youtube]c49dS76KhGc[/youtube]   I would imagine that way back when Stan Lee & Bill Everett conceived the character they thought that this level of "echo location" was purely in the science fiction realm (And DD…

 

by Daniel Pickett
October 17, 2006
Ok.. this is a weird one.  The Suncoast Video in the mall over by my work closed down about 6-8 months ago after that big announcement that they were scuttling over half the stores.   I was sad to see it go because they were one of the last, great alternative sources of specialty market action…

 

by Jason "ToyOtter" Geyer
October 17, 2006
Not much of a post, but I saw this headline today and was wondering how many other comic readers had the same thought I did? Unusual Meteorite Found In Kansas.   -Jason

 

by Jason "ToyOtter" Geyer
October 16, 2006
Looking Out My Office Window When I lived in Dallas years ago I probably visited this Toys R Us at least 3-4 times a week. It was only about 7 miles from my office, so it was a pleasant lunchtime excursion to see what was new. Now it is literally right below me in the…

 

by Daniel Pickett
October 15, 2006
In the past I have shown you pictures of Marvel Legends prototypes, test shots and paint masters, but you’ve never seen what it takes to make a Marvel Legends figure. The picture to the right is of the steel tools it takes to make one Marvel Legends figure.  Every one of those boxes you see…

 

by Daniel Pickett
October 15, 2006
Today at Toys R Us I saw the new exclusive Mattel 12" Superman and Batman figures. These figures are enlarged version of their 6" Four Horsemen sculpted counterparts.  At first glance it looks like the bicept swivel and ankle articulation didn’t make the cut.  These appear to be solid figures like the Marvel Legends Icons…

 

by Jason "ToyOtter" Geyer
October 13, 2006
Well, here it is- the 100% redesigned and upgraded AFI! After planning, scheming, and pulling my hair out for nearly a year trying to make it work, Action Figure Insider is finally very close to how Daniel "Julius Marx" Pickett and I first planned it to be way back in April 2005. Lots has changed…

 

by Jason "ToyOtter" Geyer
October 13, 2006
I’ve been a collector for as long as I can remember. When I was around three years old, I collected sticks. Yes, ordinary branches that had fallen from trees, which came in all sorts of varieties and limited editions. After that I picked up stuffed animals whenever I could, the more unusual the critter (plush…

 

by Ryan "TheSuperfly" Prast
October 10, 2006
Okay, so some of you are wondering what the deal is with this Superfly guy.  I mean he seems like a hip cat, right?  Nice, cool guy maybe, or pretty damn funny. Or annoying or totally full of himself or really cute or superhot or kinda like Jared from Subway? (I have been called all of…

 

by Ryan "TheSuperfly" Prast
October 9, 2006
Well, here it is – for some crazy reason the nutjobs running this show decided to give me a public forum, a place where I can wax nostalgic and whim to my heart’s delight.  So get ready for some waxing and whimming I guess.

 

by Jason "JJJason" Chirevas
October 9, 2006
Hello again everyone and welcome to Tales of a Would’ve-Been Action Hero by other means.  As you are now aware, the AFI Columns section is no more.  It has evolved into a set of those latest existence-justifying, Do It Or You Don’t Count human activities, blogs.  Can I get a Woot! in the name of progress…

 

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