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    The guards at the Lego Press event. Read More
Daniel Pickett • February 15, 2009No Comments
  Hasbro held it’s much anticipated press event today, with pretty much all major toy sites having a big group walkthrough (AFI will be there on Monday for an in-depth follow-up on anything that got missed today). Hasbro is trying its hardest to weather the recession with this year’s offerings. I think most sites have… Read More
Jason "ToyOtter" Geyer • February 14, 2009No Comments
  Can you smell the plastic? Read More
Daniel Pickett • February 14, 2009No Comments
  We know you want all the toy news and you don’t care where you get it from, so we’re helping you out this year by gathering all the site updates here in occasional "roundup" posts when we can. First out of the gate this year is our old friends Rebelscum and their sister site,… Read More
Jason "ToyOtter" Geyer • February 14, 2009No Comments
  The 2009 International Toy Fair has started and our man in New York, Julius Marx, is on his way there and will be sending back all the latest pictures and news of everything that the hip collector wants to know about.  I’m looking at you, Goth Nerd hanging around Hot Topic! So keep checking… Read More
Jason "ToyOtter" Geyer • February 14, 2009No Comments
LONE WOLF & CUB (KOZURE OKAMI) ACTION FIGURES COMING SOON! Released in Japan in 1970 and spanning 28 volumes of manga, Lone Wolf and Cub quickly became one of the most beloved samurai tales of all time. Created by writer Koike Kazuo and artist Kojima Goseki, Lone Wolf and Cub (Kozure Okami) spawned numerous TV… Read More
Daniel Pickett • February 14, 2009No Comments
Matty from MattyCollector.com and ToyGuru Jr. sent us the answers to our latest round of questions.that AFI readers have posted in our forums.  There are some very interesting hints and reveals in this installment, so read it carefully and let the speculating begin!  Q1) Is there a possibility of ever using a different female body… Read More
Daniel Pickett • February 13, 2009No Comments
Ridgewood, NJ. — February 12th, 2009 – The fast growing toy company, Shocker Toys LLP is set to exhibit at the American International Toy Fair trade only show in New York City at the Jacob Javits Convention Center. Shocker Toys will be set up in the new Action Figure/Urban art aisle lower level of the… Read More
Daniel Pickett • February 13, 2009No Comments
Playthings.com is reporting the Toys R Us have bought the e-commerce sites of bankrupt online retailer eToys.com, BabyUniverse.com and the parenting resource website ePregnancy.com. BuisnessWeek.com reports that: Privately held Toys ‘R’ Us, which currently operates Toysrus.com and Babiesrus.com, said the deal allows it to Web portfolio through three established Web sites. The acquired Web sites… Read More
Daniel Pickett • February 12, 2009No Comments
Toronto, Canada, February 12, 2009 – The Gogo’s Crazy Bones craze is about to sweep North America — again! A huge hit in the late 1990s and now back by popular demand, Gogo’s Crazy Bones returns with a fresh new look via an exclusive distribution deal secured by iToys, Inc., a leading toy company dedicated… Read More
Daniel Pickett • February 12, 2009No Comments
 Chuck Liddell, Dana White and Lorenzo Fertitta all Sign Exclusive Prototype Figure to Benefit Special Olympics   What:     Leading U.S. toy and action figure maker JAKKS Pacific, Inc (Nasdaq: JAKK), and the world’s leading professional mixed martial arts group, the Ultimate Fighting Championship® (UFC®) are auctioning off a one-of-a-kind exclusive, autographed Chuck Liddell prototype… Read More
Daniel Pickett • February 12, 2009No Comments
EL SEGUNDO, Calif., Feb 11, 2009 (BUSINESS WIRE) –Kicking off the 2009 American International Toy Fair in New York, Mattel, Inc. (NYSE: MAT) will unveil its exciting 2009 lineup of new toys and games that will let kids customize their play experience, play as a group with friends and family, or get up and get… Read More
Daniel Pickett • February 11, 2009No Comments
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