Coming soon to the Comic Con International in San Diego, CA…     Read More
Jeremy "SpyMagician" Sung • June 9, 200912 Comments
A few new figures in Mattel’s Infinite heroes line are starting to hit stores this month.   Included in the news wave are an OMAC, Lex Corp Trooper (single carded), Thanagarian Warrior (single carded) and 1980’s Supergirl. First up we take a look at Supergirl.   You can check her out in the AFi Toy Archives…. Read More
Daniel Pickett • June 9, 2009No Comments
Abe Sapien, the psychic humanoid amphibious paranormal investigator of Hellboy fame, gets the deluxe treatment with this super-sized figure. Standing a towering eighteen inches tall, this Abe Sapien is faithful to the design of Abe as seen in Hellboy 2:The Golden Army. Abe features fifteen points of articulation, removable goggles, and removable breathing apparatus. Abe… Read More
Daniel Pickett • June 9, 2009No Comments
Mattel just sent us the latest images of the upcoming San Diego Comic Con International 2009 DC Universe Exclusives.   Shown are the Green Lantern JLU 3-pack (Featuring Flight Suit Hal Jordan, Abin Sur and GL Sinestro with swapable heads) and the Infinite Heroes Anti-Monitor packaging. SDCC09 JLU Green Lantern 3-Pack   Infinite Heroes Anti-Monitor… Read More
Daniel Pickett • June 8, 2009No Comments
The oft-rumored return of the Battlestar Galactica Minimates line can now be confirmed, owing its resurrection to The World’s Greatest Toy Store, Toys"R"Us. The first new wave of Battlestar Galactica Minimates, featuring updated versions of fan favorites and never before seen characters, will be available this summer exclusively at Toys"R"Us stores nationwide, and online at… Read More
Daniel Pickett • June 8, 2009No Comments
Popular Obama Action Figure Serves As Catalyst To Explore “The Man Behind The Office” How does President Obama spend his precious free time outside the office? Inquiring minds will know soon, at least according to the imaginations of photographers participating in an unusual and unprecedented competition. Photographers from all over the country, both amateur and… Read More
Daniel Pickett • June 8, 2009No Comments
Hello hello!  Welcome yet again to another installment of the blog preferred by none of my ex-fiancees…the Super Powers Highlight!  I’m switching it up (still) before I get back to writing about the SP action figures and NOT covering one again this time.  Super Powers to me, is more than the action figures.  There are… Read More
ChipCataldo • June 8, 20095 Comments
This is the first time I’ve felt compelled & justified in making a short "addendum" blog to one of my previous entries.  As my loyal readers will remember, a short time ago I wrote about the Electro figure in my first Secret Wars Highlight. Well, my new friend Jason Sanders read that, sent along two… Read More
ChipCataldo • June 8, 2009No Comments
Stamford, CT June 6, 2009 – Friday, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced a settlement with Mattel Inc., of El Segundo, CA and its wholly owned subsidiary, Fisher-Price Inc., of East Aurora, NY in the amount of $2.3 million for violating the federal lead paint ban. Enacted in 1978, the Consumer Product Safety Act… Read More
Daniel Pickett • June 7, 2009No Comments
I just linked to an eBay auction about a figure and saw this text in the auction.  I’ve seen it before.  It makes me cringe.  And usually I do not bid. "Seller will LEAVE FEEDBACK in return once Buyers RECEIVED purchased items & LEFT FEEDBACK for Seller. " According to this, feedback for the buyer… Read More
Erik "Superfriend" Skov • June 7, 200918 Comments
  AFI wishes our good friend and Prototype Painter Eddie Wires a very Happy Birthday!  For those of you that own the Toy Biz Hulk Classics Wave II Absorbing Man figure should find it every easy to remember Ed’s birthday each year as it is ole’ Crusher’s prison number on his pants.   You can… Read More
Daniel Pickett • June 5, 2009No Comments
A pretty damn cool thing, this is.  It’s the pack-in catalog for the Secret Wars figures released by the Gulliver toy company in Brazil. Note that all the figures come with stands, as well.  I’ve only ever seen two of the carded Gulliver releases come up for sale, and they’ve both been very expensive.  Hopefully… Read More
ChipCataldo • June 5, 20095 Comments