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by Erik "Superfriend" Skov
July 13, 2013
Superman fights his arch enemy, Dust. Well, ok, gravity might be #1, because it causes action figures to fall and break. Then there is heat which during the summer causes figures to warp, changing their center of gravity and then causing them to fall. And we have manufacturing issues like one leg being shorter than the other which adds to the…

 

by Jeff Cope
July 7, 2013
  I can’t deny it any longer. It’s happened.  As much as I’ve tried to put it off, the inevitable has caught up with me. I’m old. Now, my birthday is later this month. I’ll be turning the ripe old age of 48. Yup. 2 years to go until the big 5-0. Two years until […]

 

by Erik "Superfriend" Skov
July 6, 2013
A few days ago, I joined a Facebook group that is against the new DC universe reboot which happened in Sept 2011 after the Flash Point event  (The Reboot ? Wtf !! DC Comics Relaunch Group). After reading posts there for a few days, I’ve realized the reboot is only part of my problem.  In fact, […]

 

by Danny "CantinaDan" Neumann
July 4, 2013
BLOGs7ALIEN-PKG1-500x3851.jpg If you are a 3 3/4″ fan (and especially if you are a vintage 3 3/4″ fan) the highlight of last summer’s San Diego Comic-Con was the reveal of Super7’s ReAction ALIEN line. We all know the story by now. Back in 1979 Kenner had the license to ALIEN. A line of 3 3/4″ action…

 

by Daniel Pickett
June 27, 2013
EmptyIM3-224x300.jpg Um… that’s NOT an action figure.      That’s an arm and some random loose pieces. Do you even look at these things when you take them back? Good luck with that. Love always, People with eyes and common sense 4 comments

 

by Daniel Pickett
June 20, 2013
DragonsLair11.jpg Apparently yesterday was the 30th anniversary of the revolutionary video game Dragon’s Lair.   What made Dragon’s Lair different is that instead of it using computer graphics, it was a fully 2-D animated cartoon from Don Bluth studios that ran on a laser disk. Here’s what Wikipedia says about Dragon’s Lair: Dragon’s Lair is a laserdisc…

 

vv61-500x321.jpg Ever since I was given the opportunity to take an early first look at Miracle Productions’ Vehicle Voltron in progress, I (along with collectors worldwide) have been salivating for the finished product. As excited as I was back then, you can imagine how it felt to get the email asking if I’d like to be…

 

by Erik "Superfriend" Skov
June 14, 2013
AvengersAlliance-31.gif Award-winning Facebook game Marvel: Avengers Alliance launches for the first time on iOS and soon Android, bringing missions and special agents to the mobile audience. Today, the first social game based on Marvel’s iconic Super Hero characters, Avengers Alliance, launches on, iPhone®, iPad®, iPod Touch® and soon AndroidTM smartphone and tablet devices! This release brings…

 

by Cesar Zamora
June 10, 2013
20130608_211645-450x600.jpg The new Hasbro Wolverine line is in stores now! I got my hands on the Warrior Claw Wolverine! More images after the jump…

 

by Ryan "TheSuperfly" Prast
May 24, 2013
…that would be ME. So here it is, nearly five months since my last entry. That’s terrible. Life has been unbelievably busy, with lots of changes and transitions going on in my personal life, and unfortunately my participation with AFi suffers. But I have more than a dozen different blogs half-written already, so my goal…

 

by Erik "Superfriend" Skov
May 22, 2013
TeenTitans-5p3-afi1.gif WizKids has released the latest expansion to its table top miniatures game, HeroClix, Teen Titans.   The set is available in 4 options. 3 are blind purchases: 5 figure boosters, super boosters, single figure packs. The last is a “Fast Forces” set, a clear blister which shows you the 6 figures you get and comes…

 

by Cesar Zamora
May 20, 2013
imagesCA5J8N611.jpg [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qVeOAFwRRb8[/youtube]   Superhero movies have come along way since Albert Pyun’s “Captain America” but the movie, considered a cult classic, has it’s merits and is quite a fun curiosity to watch. But is it a purchase or a pass? Read the review after the jump!

 

by Cesar Zamora
May 4, 2013
20130504_173006-500x375.jpg Earlier today I attended a screening of Return of the Jedi to celebrate not just May the 4th (Star Wars Day) BUT the 30th Anniversary of the film. It was screened at the theater where it premiered in 1983, the Egyptian theater. This is the first time in 30 years that the movie has been…

 

by Erik "Superfriend" Skov
April 25, 2013
BrightestDay17-387x600.jpg Many moons ago, Danny N. and I both wrote blogs about our super hero T-shirt collections.  At the end of mine, I pointed out the dismay of being unable to own a shirt that really felt like Aquaman.  Aquaman does not have a chest symbol like Superman, Green Lantern or Flash. I’ve long thought that…

 

by Erik "Superfriend" Skov
April 23, 2013
TeenTitansGo-500x185.jpg Not really, but tonight, April 23rd at 7:30 PM Eastern time is the premiere of DC Nation’s new show, Teen Titans Go. Bringing back the original cast from the prior Teen Titans show, this should be a hit with the younger crowd and somewhat nostalgic to fans of the previous show.  They even remixed the…

 

by Erik "Superfriend" Skov
April 22, 2013
T001-New-Teen-Titans1-500x330.jpg Mid May will see the next release of HeroClix miniatures for that game, this time themed on the various eras, friends and enemies of the Teen Titans.  But it comes with a twist.  A new type of piece, the team base, is being added. In the past, it has often been difficult to field a…

 

by Cesar Zamora
April 11, 2013
oblivion-poster-500x332.jpg Earlier tonight I attended the Hollywood premiere of Oblivion starring Tom Cruise. Is it worth it or should you skip it and watch Tron again? Review with mild spoilers, be warned…

 

by Erik "Superfriend" Skov
April 4, 2013
Boston Comic Con celebrates its sixth year with our biggest show ever! April 20th-21st at the Hynes Convention Center will see retailers, artists, and fans coming together for an entire weekend of fun. Events will include Q&A panels, stand up comedians, a zombie movie marathon, gaming, and much more. You definitely will not want to…

 

by Cesar Zamora
April 3, 2013
untitled.bmp Today  I will be  reviewing the Marvel Knight Animation of INHUMANS. Before I begin I’ll give a brief background on what you’re in for animation wise. Marvel Knights Animation is a very unique endeavor. My  first and only other experience like  this was with Iron Man: Extremis, which is available on Netflix instant. An odd…

 

DSC01204-500x449.jpg               Last year at San Diego Comic Con, I had the pleasure of meeting the fine folks at Toymunkey Studios.  I had my assignments, I photographed their booth, spent some time with them learning more about their product lines, the usual convention stuff.  Toymunkey was a little different, however,…

 

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