Where Does the Time Go?

Posted by Jeff Cope (April 15, 2008, 7:45PM)

Three years. I realize three years isn't the longest stretch of time, but it's still hard to believe this place called Action Figure Insider has already been on the Interwebs for three years. It's been a blast being a part of the crew here, and... (read on...)

The Greatest Year Ever

Posted by Jeff Cope (March 15, 2008, 3:07PM)

I remember Toy Fair 2007. It was a pretty lackluster showing. For me, at least. I'd wager it was the same for many collectors going by comments I read here at AFI and elsewhere during and after the event. To use an overused Interwebs parlance, i... (read on...)

Anticipation...

Posted by Jeff Cope (February 8, 2008, 9:39PM)

 It's almost that time of year again. Toy Fair 2008 is just over a week away. As an action figure collector Toy Fair is one of the two most exciting times of the year (Comic Con International in San Diego being the other). The sneak peek in... (read on...)

History Making Toys!

Posted by Jeff Cope (February 3, 2008, 12:27AM)

Anyone who knows me and my collecting habits at all know that I love 1:18 (3-3/4") scaled figures. Love them. If I was Emperor of the Toy World all action figures would be done in this scale.Over the past few months I've really been enjoying the... (read on...)

Harry Potter Finally Gets Magical Toys!

Posted by Jeff Cope (July 3, 2007, 1:00AM)

One of my most anticipated lines of the year has been Cards Inc's Harry Potter line, released by their newly formed Popco Entertainment division.  Despite being one of the most popular entertainment franchises on the planet Harry Potter has ... (read on...)

30 Years Ago...

Posted by Jeff Cope (June 4, 2007, 2:30AM)

Has it really been 30 years since Star Wars hit the big screen? As much as I don't want to believe it (simply because of how old it makes me feel) it really has been thirty years since George Lucas' space fantasy epic changed popular culture forev... (read on...)

A Return to Greatness

Posted by Jeff Cope (May 19, 2007, 5:14PM)

This is a pretty good year toy-wise. There’s a lot of good stuff coming out that I’m really excited about and looking forward to. But, my single most anticipated toyline of the year has to be Hasbro’s GI JOE 25th Anniversary Collect... (read on...)

Shrek Makes a Toy Comeback

Posted by Jeff Cope (April 6, 2007, 8:50PM)

I love the Shrek movies. Love them. I'm eagerly anticipating the arrival of Shrek the Third next month (man, what a good movie month! Shrek! Spidey! Pirates!) and I've been looking forward to seeing what new license holder, MGA Entertainment (makers ... (read on...)

The Lull....

Posted by Jeff Cope (March 23, 2007, 9:14PM)

It's been way too long since I wrote one of these things. Frankly, I've felt a bit uninspired as of late. Since Toy Fair, really. I had every grand intention of following up AFI's Toy Fair coverage with my thoughts on the Big Dance...but when Toy Fa... (read on...)

The United Kingdom of Toys?

Posted by Jeff Cope (January 30, 2007, 7:38PM)

I've been buying toys from overseas for years. Until recently those purchases have consisted entirely of Japanese toys. I went through a Gundam kick around 2000 after seeing Bandai's Gundam range on display at Toy Fair 2000. Of course, I've grown up ... (read on...)