Merry Christmas Eve and Happy Holidays everyone! We hope that most of you get to enjoy some time off with your loved ones this week. And if Christmas isn’t your bent we welcome you to Winter and hope you get some good Chinese food this week! So, gather up your family, make some cocoa, get… Read More
Daniel Pickett • December 25, 2012No Comments
And THIS is what it looked like at my local Toys R Us… I hope you all found what you were looking for. Merry Christmas from all of us at AFi!! Read More
Daniel Pickett • December 25, 2012No Comments
You may recall last year I wrote about the annual Mattel HQ store tent sale over on AFHub.com: Once a year at Mattel’s Headquarters in El Segundo, as part of their regular company store, they have their annual tent sale.  This sale typically runs from just after Halloween and runs until just before Christmas.   The… Read More
Daniel Pickett • December 24, 2012No Comments
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Daniel Pickett • December 24, 2012No Comments
Earlier this week DC Collectibles posted their last “Ask DC Collectibles” for 2012 on the DC blog: In our latest edition of Ask DC Collectibles we’re embracing the holiday spirit and answering many of the amazing and thoughtful questions submitted this month.  So let’s jump right in and find out who’s been naughty and who’s… Read More
Daniel Pickett • December 24, 2012No Comments
The second series of Street Fighter X Tekken Minimates is fighting its way to stores as we speak, featuring some of the biggest names in both franchises! Each mixed two-pack includes two Minimates, one from the Street Fighter universe and one from Tekken, each standing 2 inches tall with 14 points of articulation. Look for… Read More
Daniel Pickett • December 24, 2012No Comments
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… Read More
Erik "Superfriend" Skov • December 23, 2012No Comments
The Spiderman set due out in February will include a sub theme of classic monsters. Read More
Erik "Superfriend" Skov • December 22, 2012No Comments
Oshawa, ON December 22 2012 -They were sometimes poorly made, had little to no relation to the  license attached to them and you probably likely don’t remember what  happened to them after you convinced your parents to get it. Still,  lower cost Rack Toys are an essential element to any happy childhood as  evidenced by… Read More
Daniel Pickett • December 22, 2012No Comments
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… Read More
Erik "Superfriend" Skov • December 21, 2012No Comments
The third Iron Man movie is almost upon us, and the trailers are promising plenty of action and drama. Well, Diamond Select is promising toys! Not only will there be two new movie-based figures coming to the popular 7-inch-scale Marvel Select toy line, there will also be an assortment of Marvel Minimates, the 2-inch mini-figure… Read More
Daniel Pickett • December 21, 2012No Comments
Today, over on the MattyCollector.com news page, Mattel gave fans details of the upcoming sale on 1/15 as well as info on the My Subscription portal and how Early Access for Subscribers will work in 2013. Toy Fans,January 15th can’t get here fast enough. Why? Because it’s going to be an insane month of rad… Read More
Daniel Pickett • December 21, 2012No Comments
“The Mayan year has begun. As foretold in 669 AD by the famous prophecy carved into Monument 6 in the Mayan site of Tortuguero, this date signals the return of the “Bolon Yokte Ku” — The Nine Lords of Power. It is therefore, with great reverence, that the Four Horsemen of the Toypocalypse hereby… Read More
Daniel Pickett • December 20, 2012No Comments
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… Read More
Erik "Superfriend" Skov • December 20, 20122 Comments
Already the winner of multiple E3 awards as one of the most anticipated new games of the year, Paramount Pictures and NAMCO Bandai Games today revealed the release date for STAR TREK The Video Game – April 23, 2013! Moreover, the legion of eager Star Trek fans and gamers will have to wait no longer… Read More
Daniel Pickett • December 20, 2012No Comments
A few new items just listed over at BigBadToyStore.com: 14″ Movie Masterpiece – Scar Predator 1/6 Scale Figure http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=HOT10427&mode=retail Max Factory Kid Icarus Pit Figures http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/search.aspx?search=kid%20icarus CDMW-37 Omega Giant’s Power Parts Face Mask & Shoulder Plates http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=CRD10049&mode=retail Lineage II – Light Elf Female 1/7 Scale Figure (Max Factory) http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=MF10333&mode=retail Dark Horse Good Luck Trolls http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/menu.aspx?menu=2897… Read More
Daniel Pickett • December 20, 2012No Comments
See the much-anticipated results of the Summer LEGO Review and a teaser of the latest LEGO CUUSOO set. Tim Courtney from LEGO CUUSOO delivers the news and gives a sneak peek at what’s coming out next. And the winner is…. Here are some images of the BTTF Project as is was proposed to Lego: You… Read More
Daniel Pickett • December 20, 2012No Comments
Mezco Toyz is Pleased To Announce Their Licensing Agreement with Sony Pictures Consumer Products for Breaking Bad Merchandise!   New York- Mezco Toyz is thrilled to announce it will be creating a line of collectibles for the acclaimed groundbreaking AMC series Breaking Bad. Mezco will be offering an assortment of merchandise for the Breaking Bad… Read More
Daniel Pickett • December 20, 2012No Comments
Get a behind the scenes look at the LEGO Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, which are hitting TRU stores a little early. This video focuses on the playsets, vehicles and models that are in the first assortment and how they are created. Lego TMNT sets will be in all stores in 2013. Read More
Daniel Pickett • December 19, 2012No Comments
The End is Nigh! ok, ok, maybe you were expecting that from me, being the resident AFi Conspiracy Theorist and all.  Of course I couldn’t resist referencing the upcoming(?) Mayan Calendar Event.  But within our hobby, there is another End-of-Days Scenario unfolding. It’s the end of the (collecting) world as we know it…but do you… Read More
Ryan "TheSuperfly" Prast • December 19, 201220 Comments