It's A-Team Day! New in the AFi Archive- The A-Team!
June 11, 2010

You ‘ve waited YEARS for "The A-Team" to return to pop culture and now it opens today in a theater near you!   But that’s not all, the team at Jazwares have made a line of action figures for the property and made some pretty smart decision in the  line.

It was really smart to make them in the same scale and style as the GI Joe line.  Fans love it when lines fit together in style and scale, and many fans have always wanted a Mr. T figure that would go with the forces of Joe.   The movie B.A. is close enough to fit that bill.   Jazwares is a clever bunch.  These figures are close enough to represent both their classic TV and modern movie counterparts.

It was really smart to release the van. The van is so iconic that you have to make it for this line.  Also the van is so well done that it actually serves as a jumping on point for fans.  You see that thing on a store shelf and it’s so well done and a great price point you just have to pick it up…. and then you need a team to go with it… and that’s how it starts. Some one has to drive the thing…. In a time where most companies refuse to make vehicles or play sets it’s nice to see a company like Jazwares take a chance on a great vehicle.  I hope it pays off for them.

They were smart to make them the right price point.  In a time where a lot of 3.75" lines are roughly $10.   It’s nice to see, fun, well done figures for almost half that price on store pegs.

You can see the entry for each character  in the archive by clicking on each of the images below.

 

Get out there and see the movie and then go pick up the toys!

 

 Stay Tuned for more A-Team coverage coming up on AFi!  A feature coming this weekend on Lynch, and the Electronic A-Team van.

These samples were provided by Jazwares.

 

Daniel Pickett
Daniel “Julius Marx” Pickett has been around toys his whole life. The first line he ever collected was Mego’s World’s Greatest Super Heroes line back in the 70s. He has been surrounded by collectables ever since. In 1999 he was confounded by a lack of information and news about some of his favorite toy lines he was collecting. Since he couldn’t find the information he decided to pursue it himself thinking other people might also be interested in the same news. He started writing a weekly column on the toy industry and action figure for a toy news site and in a years time he tripled the sites daily traffic with his updates, reviews and product features. He built relationships with every major toy manufacturer and many sculptors, painters and mold makers. He grew his hobby into a world wide expertise that the industry has embraced. In 2004 he teamed up with his toy buddy Jason “ToyOtter” Geyer and they created their own website www.ActionFigureInsider.com. Daniel has been quoted in both industry and mass media press outlets. Over the years Daniel and AFi have been sought out as experts in the field. Daniel was regularly featured on “Attack of the Show” on the G4 network as the primary contributor to their “Mint On Card” segment, and our front page has been linked to from USA Today’s “Pop Candy” Blog twice. Daniel’s content has also been featured on MSNBC.com, Wired.com, Fark.com, Boing-Boing, Gizmodo.com, Ain’t It Cool News, the Official Star Wars blog, Geekologie, G4, CNet and Toy Fare magazine, among many others. He has consulted on toy lines, books, documentaries and TV shows. But all of that really just sounds snooty and “tootin’ his own horn” – the long and short of it is that Daniel loves toys and he LOVES talking about them.
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