It’s amazing how reading something can call up so many memories all at once.  Pierre’s recent blog about holy grails in collecting immediately called up so much for me…times in my life, emotions I was feeling, and yes…things I was collecting. My collecting history actually sucks.  I was never motivated to work or finish college,… Read More
ChipCataldo • July 1, 20083 Comments
As we enter the home stretch toward SDCC 08 our pal Toy Guru from Mattel updates us on the answers to our  burning questions that AFI readers have posted in our forums:  Q1A: I would like to know if there are any plans for alternate masks for the joker goons in the Dark Knight Movie… Read More
Daniel Pickett • June 30, 20081 Comment
AFI is pleased to unveil our first (but by no means last) Custom Action Figure Jam: The DCUC Custom Showcase! Shepherded by longtime AFI stalwart Ryan "The Superfly" Prast and ably assisted by Peter "Vader" Go, this debut gallery uses the Mattel DCUC line as a base for all sorts of crazy custom figures that… Read More
Jason "ToyOtter" Geyer • June 29, 20081 Comment
Frisco, Texas — June 28, 2008 – Hasbro announced the results of the online poll to determine the top 10 figures in the G.I. JOE vs. COBRA 3 ¾” single carded line, today at the annual International G.I. JOE Collectors Convention. Over the past 1 ½ years, 62 individual figures have been created in celebration… Read More
Daniel Pickett • June 28, 2008No Comments
Ok, this is what you’ve been waiting for.  Prototype pictures are one thing, packaged shots are closer, but what about the finished product, out of the box? In the midst of work and the midnight Wall-e screening I went to last night, I managed to snap some loose shots of the figure from the first… Read More
Daniel Pickett • June 28, 20081 Comment
If you are into toys at all, you’ve undoubtedly thought about it. If you are into toys and have friends who are also into toys, it’s more than likely that you’ve all had this conversation with each other. What is your holy grail? It seems simple enough… but what if you don’t have a grail? Read More
Pierre "Airmax" Kalenzaga • June 27, 200824 Comments
In a nice surprise, the final Infinite Heroes figures and packaging by Mattel are here for your viewing enjoyment!  The production figures do look a bit nicer than the prototypes, and the selection is really, really crazy insane in terms of how deep they are going into the character selection right off the bat. Also… Read More
Jason "ToyOtter" Geyer • June 27, 2008No Comments
McFARLANE TOYS ANNOUNCES PARTNERSHIP WITH ACTIVISION TO PRODUCE GUITAR HERO(tm) ACTION FIGURES   TEMPE, Ariz. ~ McFarlane Toys announces a partnership with Activision, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI) to produce action figures from the hit video game franchise, Guitar Hero®. The first line is expected to hit store shelves this fall. The hugely popular Guitar Hero franchise… Read More
Daniel Pickett • June 26, 2008No Comments
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Daniel Pickett • June 26, 2008No Comments
Triad Toys, Inc., toy and collectibles manufacturer of unique properties and licensed and proprietary products, announces a three year partnership with Geneon Entertainment to produce toys and collectibles for the cult classic anime Samurai Champloo (サムライチャンプルー, Samurai Chanpurū). Samurai Champloo is a Japanese animated television series consisting of twenty-six episodes that was originally broadcasted on… Read More
Daniel Pickett • June 26, 2008No Comments
Underground Toys are proud to be representing the BBC Doctor Who and Torchwood toy lines as well as promoting many other toys at the world’s largest gathering of entertainment fans – the San Diego Comic Con (July 24 – 27). Here is some great news for fans of the Doctor Who shows . We will… Read More
Daniel Pickett • June 25, 2008No Comments
What follows is an email exchange between myself and Paul Levitz, President of DC Comics.  If you want something, I always say aim for the top.  And I had his email address.  I hope he doesn’t mind.   me: Fri 1/7/2005 4:55 PM Subject: Mattel, JLU, and Captain Atom Read More
Erik "Superfriend" Skov • June 25, 200811 Comments
Diamond Select Toys and Collectibles (DST) is excited to announce plans to once again participate in the annual Blood Drive at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con!  To emphasize the importance of giving blood, Diamond Select will be donating a limited edition exclusive Battlestar Galactica Season 3 Chief Tyrol figure as a giveaway for participating donors!… Read More
Daniel Pickett • June 25, 20081 Comment
June 2008 – The “Fishgirl”, first in the Monster Chic line of prepainted statues is now available for pre-order at www.greenwellstudios.com! Master sculptor Sam Greenwell is turning his wildly popular resin kit line Monster Chic into a line of prepainted collectible statues, starting with the stunning Fishgirl. The Fishgirl…for lack of a better name, that’s… Read More
Daniel Pickett • June 25, 2008No Comments
THE SCREAM FACTORY will be appearing at Wizard World Chicago, June 26-29 in booth 933, and will unveil a truly unique, amazingly massive and EXTREMELY limited collectible!   The ‘Treehugger’ statue is based on the monstrous characters from the hit mini-series BUMP, featuring a terrifying three dimensional recreation of one of the cannibalistic minions of… Read More
Daniel Pickett • June 25, 2008No Comments
The fourth and last of the statues in Weta’s range of collectibles from Disney’s The Chronicles Of Narnia: Prince Caspian is now available for pre-order on Weta’s website. Short in stature but lacking nothing in courage, the irrepressible Reepicheep leads the valiant talking mice of Prince Caspian’s motley Narnian army.  In service to a righteous… Read More
Daniel Pickett • June 25, 2008No Comments
A MODERN MONA LISA TORRANCE, CA, June 25, 2008.  Enigmatic beauty.  Two words used to describe the Mona Lisa, a figure which has captivated our collective imaginations for over five centuries.  Now, Yamato USA is proud to offer a modern Mona Lisa whose own enigmatic beauty will captivate us for centuries to come… AKIRA.  Inspired… Read More
Daniel Pickett • June 25, 2008No Comments
So you’ve already bought and installed your DST Flux Capacitor but it’s still not enough to make the chicks come running?   Still have 300 bones to blow on something cool for your car?   I think Gizomdo has JUST the thing for you….    Read More
Daniel Pickett • June 23, 2008No Comments
 May 21, 2008—Entertainment Earth (entertainmentearth.com) is gearing up for an exciting show at Comic-Con International in San Diego this July 23-27. With huge celebrity appearances, one-of-a-kind convention exclusives, and first-look prototype debuts, attendees will want to stop by the Entertainment Earth booth (#2343) every day! FLASH GORDON Alex Ross / Flash Gordon: Pick up a… Read More
Daniel Pickett • June 23, 2008No Comments
Mezco’s Living Dead Dolls Present Series continues with Captain Spaulding from Rob Zombie’s House Of 1000 Corpses. Re-enact your favorite moments of secret clown business with Captain Spaulding as reimagined by the twisted minds behind the immensely popular Living Dead Dolls. Featuring film accurate tattooed hands (Love / Hate) and his iconic red, white, and… Read More
Daniel Pickett • June 23, 2008No Comments