In honor of that crazy little thing called Toy Fair 2011 next weekend, your pals at AFi are having a contest! Not just any contest, but a Toy Giveaway Contest!! A CONTEST!!! TOYS!!!! Besides AFi being a cool place to hang out and talk toys, now you can win stuff. What kind of stuff,… Read More
Ryan "TheSuperfly" Prast • February 3, 2011No Comments
Captain Jack Sparrow (expertly played by Johnny Depp) returns to movie theaters this year in the fourth installment of Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean franchise: On Stranger Tides. Of course, with a big blockbuster movie comes a big blockbuster toy line. This time around it’s JAKKS Pacific bringing a bounty of pirate treasure to your… Read More
Jeff Cope • February 2, 2011No Comments
Actor Ian McShane Receives Custom Blackbeard Action Figure from JAKKS Pacific and Participates in Unveiling of Life-sized Jack Sparrow Built from LEGO(R) Bricks NEW YORK, Feb 02, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Disney Consumer Products charted a course for adventure as it unveiled a new toy line that captures the fantasy, action and adventure of Pirates… Read More
Daniel Pickett • February 2, 2011No Comments
 It’s the start of February and the start of a new round of Q&A’s with our friends at Mattel. Twice a month the gang from Mattel are kind enough to answer five questions from AFi readers.  Matty from MattyCollector.com and ToyGuru, have replied with the answers to our latest round of questions that AFi readers have posted… Read More
Daniel Pickett • February 2, 2011No Comments
Recent primatological findings lend support to the theory that humans evolved, not from an ape-like ancestor, but from Ewoks. The dominant view amongst scientists concerning the origin of anatomically modern humans is the "Out of Endor" hypothesis. It is estimated that Humans and Wookies branched off from their common hominid ancestor, the Ewok, about 5… Read More
Danny "CantinaDan" Neumann • February 1, 201112 Comments
ThunderCats Ho! Straight from the ThunderCats’ Lair on Third Earth, it’s Lion-O and the legendary mystic Sword of Omens. This mega-scale figure measures over 20 inches tall from the tip of his upraised, extended sword to the soles of his Thunderian boots. Featuring 7 points of articulation this mega figure is superbly detailed, perfectly capturing… Read More
Daniel Pickett • February 1, 2011No Comments
Dark Link appears as the mini-boss of the Water Temple, appearing as Link’s shadow in a strange, illusionary room. His voice is the same as Link’s, but much lower in tone giving it a demonic feel. He can use some of Link’s sword attacks and is considered to be one of the most difficult enemies… Read More
Daniel Pickett • February 1, 2011No Comments
Last year AFi forum member, H-Balm, started a thread called “Vintage Guilt.” This was an intriguing title. He made the point that, once a line ends, the amount of existing carded samples of a given figure are now, quite obviously, limited. And each time a collector decides to open one of these, the rarity of… Read More
Danny "CantinaDan" Neumann • February 1, 201126 Comments
We at AFi are saddened to learn today of the passing of Boyd Kirkland.  Boyd Kirkland died Wednesday waiting for a lung transplant at UCLA at the age of 60.  Boyd was a key member of the animation teams on many of our favorite animated series such as Batman: The Animated Series, X-Men Evolution, G.I… Read More
Daniel Pickett • January 31, 2011No Comments
        Thunder, Thunder, ThunderCats -  HOOOOO! ThunderCats figures are based on the ALL-NEW ThunderCats animated adventures as seen on Cartoon Network!  Crafted with great detail and quality, collectors and kids can play or display their favorite ThunderCats Heroes and Villains in their own environment and recreate scenes from the TV show! 4" Deluxe Figure Series… Read More
Ryan "TheSuperfly" Prast • January 31, 2011No Comments
Bossy Bear, the demanding character from the mind of David Horvath, has transmutated into the 5” Strange Beast Bossy Bear or as witnesses have dubbed him – Monster Bossy Bear! Altering from his earlier form into a higher state – that of the Kaiju form – Bossy Bear is now more formidable than ever. As… Read More
Daniel Pickett • January 31, 2011No Comments
  Well, by now we’ve heard and read eulogies to the passing of Wizard and Toyfare magazines ad naseum. Regardless, I felt remiss in not sharing my thoughts on the matter. Basically, I find that the cancellation of these two magazines saddens me. Quite a bit, actually. The ironic thing is that I hadn’t read… Read More
Jeff Cope • January 31, 201110 Comments