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Adds Over 70 New Figures to the Online Game Hillside, N.J. & Cary, N.C.—May 10, 2012—Over 70 new figures today landed in the online digital transliteration of the popular board-based combat game, HeroClix Online. The new collection combines figures from two of Marvel’s famed  HeroClix sets, including Giant-Size X-Men . Coinciding with the release of… Read More
Daniel Pickett • May 10, 2012No Comments
This is the first of a 2-part interview with Mattel.   Part one is an interview with Mattel’s Scott Neitlich, part two is with the new Mattel DC retail team.  Part 2 will be posted tomorrow. Mattel has always been very kind to AFi and we’ve had the good fortune to work with some amazing Mattel… Read More
Daniel Pickett • May 10, 2012No Comments
Industry’s Leading Painted Comic Book Artist, Alex Ross, to Receive the 2012 Distinguished Alumnus Award from Chicago’s Prestigious American Academy of Art Award pays tribute to Ross’s award-winning, 20-year career creating graphic novels, cover art, movie posters, video game art and dozens of other highly recognized projects. Ross to receive major honor and address 2012… Read More
Daniel Pickett • May 10, 2012No Comments
– PLEASE SHARE AND FORWARD –  YOU MAY KNOW THE PERFECT PERSON!  NOW CASTING: Men and Woman, 18-30 years old who are Passionate & Competitive Modern Day NERDS and GEEKS Who Want to WIN BIG on the New TBS Show ‘King of the Nerds’  From the producers of MYTHBUSTERS, SURVIVOR and AMAZING RACE comes a new competition based show… Read More
Daniel Pickett • May 10, 2012No Comments
If you are anything like me you are a sucker for astromechs.  A few years back  Hasbro realized that there are lots of people like me and started making every possible astromech that appeared in the Star Wars Universe. Now they are taking that one step farther to accelerate the decimation of my wallet and… Read More
Daniel Pickett • May 9, 2012No Comments
Hi – Here is a quick update from http://www.bigbadtoystore.com about a ton of cool new preorders as well as more new arrivals. ————- NEW PREORDERS ————- DEFENDERWORXS TRANSFORMER ACCESSORIES DefenderWorx is licensed by Hasbro and makes all manner of accessories using Transformer branding.  We have listings for three different styles of high-end sunglasses with Autobot… Read More
Daniel Pickett • May 9, 2012No Comments
All of us at AFi were saddened to hear of the passing of author and illustrator Maurice Sendak today at the age of 83. Maurice, most well know for his “Where the Wild Things Are” book and “Really Rosie” series (aka “The Nutshell Library“) that he created, was also an illustrator on dozens of other… Read More
Daniel Pickett • May 8, 2012No Comments
Luke’s Toy Store released two new stands today that open up new action poses for Minimate heroes and villains. The Tall Flight Stand is as tall as a Minimate, which allows flying characters to soar over their non-flying companions. Two foot pegs hold almost any Minimate snugly atop this lofty base. The Dueling Flight Stand… Read More
Daniel Pickett • May 8, 2012No Comments
Today over on their Facebook page Mattel showed off the latest packaged samples they got in from overseas. We had to wait in line while the Mattel Photo lab was backed up with some internal shows, but we finally got the latest MOTUC figures shot in package for your viewing pleasure! July figures coming soon… Read More
Daniel Pickett • May 8, 2012No Comments
Hot Toys again does what they do so well, which is to tease another of their amazing 1:6th scale figures – This time it’s Loki from ‘Marvel’s The Avengers’ “I am a God!”… “You were made to be ruled.” Following the Thor collectible, here comes the 6th Avenger – the supervillain, adoptive brother and archenemy… Read More
Daniel Pickett • May 8, 2012No Comments
Pre-orders open now, shipping April 2012 The Lee Scratch Perry vinyl figure is a Japanese import from PRESSPOP and is limited to 1000 units. Officially approved by Lee a.k.a. The Upsetter: the father of reggae and dub music. Designed by Sofboy comic creator, Archer Prewitt, this figure of Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry has adjustable arms and… Read More
Daniel Pickett • May 7, 2012No Comments
Jason and I got to hang out last week outside of the podcast when we took out lady friends to a Los Angeles Dodgers baseball game. As you have heard from previous episodes that we know less about sports than…. anyone. But we went and ate, drank and were merry. But really everything up to… Read More
Daniel Pickett • May 7, 2012No Comments
You’ve seen the movie, now buy the Minimates! For those of you looking to assemble your own team of Earth’s greatest superheroes, Diamond Select’s Minimates mini-figures have everything you need to initiate your own Avengers! Available at Toys “R” Us as well as comic book shops and specialty stores, 2-inch Minimates are available in six… Read More
Daniel Pickett • May 7, 2012No Comments
Unless you have been living under a rock for the past few weeks it’s been hard to miss the massive displays for “the Avengers” products in the big box retailers.  But I thought it might be fun for our international readers to see some of these displays too.   I really like the light up feature… Read More
Daniel Pickett • May 7, 2012No Comments
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Daniel Pickett • May 5, 2012No Comments
If you are a fan of the Young Justice TV show, like me, you might wish you could collect some form of figure of the characters on the show that reminded you of the show.  Mattel offered this in 2 forms, 6 inch and 4 inch, both of which the general public rejected.  Before they… Read More
Erik "Superfriend" Skov • May 5, 201240 Comments
For the past two years Mattel has loaned out a set of their Comic Con exclusives for that year to the closest comic book shop  to their headquarters for Free Comic Book Day.   The Comic Bug in Manhattan Beach, Ca is the lucky recipient of this preview. This year they are displaying: – MOTUC Vykron… Read More
Daniel Pickett • May 5, 2012No Comments
Happy Star Wars Day! In celebration of this great holiday, the Nerdist Channel is debuting “Saber 2: Return of the Body Wash” directed by Seth Green. “Saber 2” follows Clare Grant and Rileah Vanderbilt‘s 2009 Star Wars YouTube sensation, “Saber.” Check out their newest lightsaber-slinging battle below. Read More
Daniel Pickett • May 4, 2012No Comments
Gallery1988 in Hollywood, Calif., has just opened a show of art inspired by the Marvel super heroes featured in the highly-anticipated, summer event movie “Marvel’s The Avengers.” The show, sponsored by Visa Signature, will run through the film’s opening weekend, from May 3 through May 6, 2012. Gallery1988, which opened in 2004, is known worldwide… Read More
Daniel Pickett • May 4, 2012No Comments
Click here to find a participating store near you and to see what titles will be available tomorrow. Read More
Daniel Pickett • May 4, 2012No Comments
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