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DAY 2  For those of us that have been Minimates collectors from the begining we remember Star Trek as being one of the original licenses that Art Asylum applied to the format.  This is back when Minimates were the larger 2″ format.   There was also another very successful run for several years that ran almost… Read More
Daniel Pickett • April 25, 2013No Comments
(April 24, 2013 – Bentonville, AR and Burbank, CA) – Superman fans, mark your calendars! Walmart announced today that it has partnered with Warner Bros. to give its customers exclusive access to see Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures’ “Man of Steel” in theaters nationwide before the film’s official release. This program marks the first… Read More
Daniel Pickett • April 25, 2013No Comments
Worldwide Deal to Bring Product to Market this Holiday Season   Sunrise, FL – April 16, 2013 – Mojang, developer and publisher of the global video game sensation, Minecraft, formally announced Jazwares™, a leader in the licensed products marketplace, as a global partner for toys and electronics. Building from the core pillars of the brand,… Read More
Daniel Pickett • April 25, 2013No Comments
Because we all know that everything “The Walking Dead” is like printing money right now, Funko is getting their money’s worth from picking up the license and making it adorable.   Also it’s not really a secret that Shawndra their PR rep has a HUGE crush on Norman Reedus… so much so that it comes out… Read More
Daniel Pickett • April 25, 2013No Comments
Choose to Protect Mankind as AUTOBOTS or Steal Earth’s Resources as DECEPTICONS in the Ultimate TRANSFORMERS Mobile Card Battle Game   SAN FRANCISCO – April 25, 2013 – DeNA Co., Ltd. (TSE: 2432) and Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAS) have released TRANSFORMERS: LEGENDS, an action card battle game based on the TRANSFORMERS franchise, on the App… Read More
Daniel Pickett • April 25, 2013No Comments
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… Read More
Erik "Superfriend" Skov • April 25, 2013No Comments
Posted last night on the Hot Toys Facebook page – As the Iron Man 3 movie is starting to hit theaters worldwide, Hot Toys is in the process of creating collectible figurines for a number of armors that are introduced in the film. However, armor suits are not the only thing we are working on…. Read More
Daniel Pickett • April 25, 2013No Comments
Think you’ve gotten all of the surprising Star Wars news you can handle this year? Well brace yourself for more! Diamond Select Toys will offer an exclusive variant of their vinyl Jawa bank at C2E2, the Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo, this weekend! That’s right, only 250 have been made, and they’re all in Chicago… Read More
Daniel Pickett • April 25, 2013No Comments
Lots of new Pre-order and New Arrivals from our friends at BBTS! ————– NEW PRE-ORDERS ————– REAL MASTERPIECE 1/6 SCALE MICHAEL JORDAN #23 ROAD EDITION – RED JERSEY Enterbay has announced a second version of their Michael Jordan Real Masterpiece figure.  This one wears #23 and is dressed in his red Road uniform.  It comes… Read More
Daniel Pickett • April 25, 2013No Comments
The Bridge Direct sent over some new studio images to share with you from their The Hobbit Wave 2 collection. Box Set – Thorin Oakenshield Adventure Pack (3.75” Scale Figures) Box Set – Bilbo Baggins Burglar Pack: (3.75” Scale Figures) Radagast 6” Scale Collector Figure Azog 6” Scale Collector Figure   Wave 2, The Hobbit:… Read More
Daniel Pickett • April 24, 2013No Comments
Fan reaction to Icon Heroes’ line of Classic ThunderCats Minimates has been phenomenal, and Art Asylum has been putting everything they have into their designs for the two-inch mini-figure line. Now, they’ve put together a brand-new box set based on the TV-movie ThunderCats Ho!, and Icon Heroes is making this set more widely available than… Read More
Daniel Pickett • April 24, 2013No Comments
Product Pre-order Launches April 29th PCSC Exclusive Version Also Available   LOS ANGELES, April 22nd, 2013 (BUSINESS WIRE)— Do you ever feel like you have too much free space in your tiny apartment? Is your soul aching for some sort of depiction of a resurrected ninja to help balance out your man-cave?  Well friend, we… Read More
Daniel Pickett • April 24, 2013No Comments
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… Read More
Erik "Superfriend" Skov • April 23, 20135 Comments
DAY 1 Hey everyone!   Welcome to the launch of Action Figure Insider’s 8th Anniversary Celebration.  As has been the case for the past seven years, on the week of our anniversary we have a little something we like to call “Scoop Week” where we bring you a variety of new, exclusive news on all your… Read More
Daniel Pickett • April 23, 2013No Comments
The first official trailer for Thor: The Dark World . The sequel to Marvel’s Thor, starring Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston and Christopher Eccleston. Marvel’s Thor: The Dark World continues the big-screen adventures of Thor, the Mighty Avenger, as he battles to save Earth and all the Nine Realms from a shadowy enemy that… Read More
Daniel Pickett • April 23, 2013No Comments
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… Read More
Erik "Superfriend" Skov • April 22, 2013No Comments
This summer, chances are you may find yourself with a bottle that needs opening. So why not do it in style? Diamond Select Toys has four new solid metal bottle openers coming out this summer — Galactus, Domo, the Punisher Logo and the Expendables Logo — and each has the potential to make you the… Read More
Daniel Pickett • April 22, 2013No Comments
The good folks at Hot Toys know how much we love their incredible 1:6the scale figures – and now they with the release of Marvel’s Iron Man 3 the are looking for us to take out a second mortgage on our homes!   They are cashing in on the Hall of Armors concept with 3 new… Read More
Daniel Pickett • April 22, 2013No Comments
Twice a month the gang from Mattel are kind enough to answer five questions from AFi readers.  The Mattel marketing and PR team, have replied with the answers to our latest round of questions that AFi readers have posted in our forums. Here is our latest round of questions and their answers: Q1. What retailers… Read More
Daniel Pickett • April 20, 2013No Comments
As if the Marvel Universe couldn’t get more exciting than it was, the universe-wide reshuffling known as Marvel NOW has made things even cooler in the MU! Not only are we seeing team-ups we’ve never seen before, we’re seeing brand-new looks for some of the universe’s biggest heroes. And Diamond Select is bringing those looks… Read More
Daniel Pickett • April 19, 2013No Comments
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