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by Erik "Superfriend" Skov
January 30, 2013
TeenTitansGo-TitansEast1.jpg Young Justice and Green Lantern Animated are ending.  It appears that replacing them in the DC Nation block will be a new take on Batman and a new take on Teen Titans.  The new Teen Titans show appears to be modeled after the DC Nation shorts of hilarious escapades of the cast of the prior…

 

by Daniel Pickett
January 8, 2013
The “Hills” Are Alive… With Toys! Over the holidays I was talking to fellow AFi staffer Cantina Dan about the “olden days” of collecting and I mentioned my time in the mid 90′s out east and hitting “Hills” department stores as part of my regular run.   I never had Hills in the mid-west and they seemed to be a treasure trove…

 

by Daniel Pickett
January 3, 2013
20130103-2246241.jpg Just got this in the mail from the good folks at Round 2 and Captain Action. Full feature coming soon…  

 

by Jeff Cope
January 3, 2013
who50th_logo1.jpg Well, not me.  Not yet.  I’ve got a couple more years left in my 40s. But, Doctor Who is turning 50 this year. Amazing. 50 years and still going strong. Sure, it had a bit of a break there in the late 80s/early 90s as far as televised adventures go. But, the Doctor still traveled…

 

by Jeff Cope
January 2, 2013
Marvel-Now-logo1.jpg Marvel Comics recently launched their Marvel NOW re-branding (“it’s not a reboot!”) of their publishing efforts. Being a pretty dyed-in-the-wool trade-waiter I’ve not read any of these yet. However, thanks to various online comics sites such as Newsarama and Comic Book Resources I’ve seen many of the new looks that the various Marvel characters are…

 

by Ryan "TheSuperfly" Prast
December 31, 2012
2012_101.jpg As the year comes to an end, it’s been tough been trying to decide who will make my short list of Top Ten Action Figures for 2012.  It’s been tough to pare it down to ten, with some really great toys just missing the cut.  My criteria? well, the web has enough articulate, detailed, and…

 

by Jeff Cope
December 31, 2012
Ah, December 31st. We meet again. In a few hours we fall headlong into a new year. 2013. Still no sign of flying cars. 2013 has been a year of change for me and my family. We’ve had a major shift in the focus of our lives, which led to a move cross country from…

 

by Ryan "TheSuperfly" Prast
December 28, 2012
Flagg-catalog.jpg Just for the holidays, I’m reposting one of my favorite Times Past recollections…I hope you all had a safe and happy holiday. Enjoy! – – – – – With the holidays here, this seemed like a good time to share my memory of receiving one of the greatest gifts ever. Read on! 1985.  Arguably the greatest…

 

by Erik "Superfriend" Skov
December 23, 2012
Clixmas11-500x299.jpg Wow.  Titans across the ages.  We already knew that the 80′s Perez Teen Titans and the modern nu52 Teen Titans were in this set.  Now we can see that the whole spectrum of Titans history is in the set, from the earliest team.  And this preview also shows us a new team base, the four…

 

by Erik "Superfriend" Skov
December 22, 2012
Clixmas10-500x299.jpg The Spiderman set due out in February will include a sub theme of classic monsters.

 

by Erik "Superfriend" Skov
December 21, 2012
Clixmas09-500x299.jpg Wolverine and the X-Men is a set which is due out sometime next summer.  The big draw is that it will focus back to the costumes of the 90′s, while the last set which featured the X-Men (Giant Sized X-Men: GSX) was geared more towards modern looks.  As I was taking a break from the…

 

by Erik "Superfriend" Skov
December 20, 2012
Clixmas08-500x299.jpg My initial reaction was that this was the Iron Man movie set.  Apparently it is a comic based set.  But it must be very far off.  Spider-man, Teen Titans and Wolverine and the X-Men sets are coming before this one.  Glad to see Iron Monger and War Machine represented.  War Machine was conspicuously absent from both the…

 

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