Recently in an exchange on a forum, it came out that my air hockey table is right now covered with HeroClix.  The quick witted response was "Wow, you came up with a way to make them really fly."  Then it hit me.  They really have taken over the whole air hockey table. These 1-1/4" based things.  The whole thing. Read More
Erik "Superfriend" Skov • September 18, 20084 Comments
In one of the all-time triumphs of comic art, the finest draftsman ever to hold a pen, Hal Foster, was inspired to begin a saga set in the days of King Arthur, Prince Valiant. Beginning in 1937, when it first appeared as a full tabloid page in the nation’s newspapers, this meticulously crafted ongoing adventure… Read More
Daniel Pickett • September 17, 2008No Comments
We have gotten word from LucasArts and Hasbro regarding the much-anticipated The Force Unleashed Stormtrooper Commander 3-3/4" figure — and we wanted to make sure you knew about it in case you are making the midnight Trek out tonight.  In the U.S., it will be available at GameStop at midnight on Sept 15th (the first… Read More
Daniel Pickett • September 15, 2008No Comments
These are the DC Direct Solicitations for items in store May 2009.  It includes and extension of the Superman/Batman line and one of the most anticipated Statues in comic book history!   ACTION FIGURES   SUPERMAN/BATMAN SERIES 7 ACTION FIGURES DESIGNED BY SHANE DAVIS The popular Superman/Batman series of action figures hits lucky 7! From… Read More
Daniel Pickett • September 15, 20081 Comment
Order Now to Ensure Receipt of an Un-Numbered Secret Invasion “Super Skrull Illuminati” Figure September 12, 2008 (SEATTLE) — WizKids Inc. proudly announces that for the first time in the history of the “Buy it by the Brick” program, the company will be reprinting a brick figure –  the Super Skrull: Illuminati from Marvel HeroClix:… Read More
Daniel Pickett • September 13, 2008No Comments
After the hugely successful Commander Bly bust in 2007, Forbidden Planet is thrilled to announce the launch of their second Gentle Giant exclusive, taking place at the London Megastore, 179 Shaftesbury Avenue,WC2, on Friday 24th October from 5:00pm This awesome Galactic Marine will only be available from Forbidden Planet – it can’t be pre-ordered, the… Read More
Daniel Pickett • September 13, 2008No Comments
This week, DC recalled one of their books.  For extremely offensive word use.  Apparently, they attempted to black out the words, but in the final analysis apparently you can still read them.  So now they are being recalled. I’m not going to dwell on what the words were, that has been done by others, but… Read More
Erik "Superfriend" Skov • September 11, 200838 Comments
Indiana Jones fans and collectors will see several new lines of collectibles in 2008 from Diamond Select Toys, beginning with the debut Ultimate Quarter Scale Indiana Jones! The debut figure in the Indiana Jones Ultimate Quarter Scale line, Raiders of the Lost Ark Indiana Jones delivers the fully articulated nineteen-inch archaeologist as never before.  Featuring… Read More
Daniel Pickett • September 10, 20081 Comment
I don’t know about you, I really like the DC Infinite Heroes line. But I was getting confused about the release figures and dates. So, I put together a visual check-list for 2008. Happy Hunting! HOLY WAL-MART BATMAN! Another BIG UPDATE (11/06/08) Read More
Scott Rogers • September 10, 200823 Comments
FIGURES AVAILABLE IN SPRING 2009 “If they want war, we’ll give them war!”    TEMPE, Ariz. — Sept. 9, 2008 — Today McFarlane Toys along with Microsoft Game Studios have announced the availability of action figures for “Halo Wars,” the strategy video game based on the legendary “Halo®” universe for the Xbox 360. The figures… Read More
Daniel Pickett • September 9, 2008No Comments
Ole’ Matty comes through again and sent us packaged pictures of the fourth wave of Mattel’s DC Universe Classics line, including the variants and KB exclusives.  Sonic Arm Cyborg and Maskless Batman Beyond are the exclusives for KB stores. Captain Atom Gold and Silver will be at a 50/50 ratio, Artemis will be a chase… Read More
Daniel Pickett • September 9, 2008No Comments
I don’t think I’ve ever posted the full story on my friend from back home, James Bridges the musical Batman.   But those of you that have hung around me for any amount of time have most likely heard at least part of it. For the uninitiated here it is in a nutshell- "Admiral" James Bridges… Read More
Daniel Pickett • September 9, 2008No Comments
Series 16 variants are limited to only 300 sets and feature a Halloween inspired black & orange color scheme.    Living Dead Dolls Series 16 features a Halloween theme: Eleanor, Pumpkin, Mishka, Squeak and Isabel each wear a creepy mask and come with a their own jack-o-lantern. A Halloween mask usually hides the sweet face… Read More
Daniel Pickett • September 9, 2008No 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:    Q1.  Now that we’ve gotten the classic "super powers" Batman (Blue and gray with the yellow oval) in the JLU line, howabout a classic "short pants" Robin using the mold of… Read More
Daniel Pickett • September 9, 2008No Comments
Call for Entries In our continued efforts to promote the development and appreciation of unique and original art, this contest is open artists of all disciplines, myplasticheart and Poketo are pleased to announce a call for submissions to our “my plastic wallet” Poketo wallet design competition. This is an open-theme competition, so here’s your chance… Read More
Daniel Pickett • September 8, 2008No Comments
I mean, the new Mattel JLU ad is up! Thanks to our good buddy Scott "ToyGuru" Neitlich, we are happy to present everyone’s favorite right-wing nutcase The Question starring in his very own warehouse themed ad! Looks like he found his extra ice cream flavor, John Galt fans! Now the big "question" is whether or… Read More
Jason "ToyOtter" Geyer • September 6, 2008No Comments
One of my friends here, SDMike, has commented to me that while most of the the topics in the forums are about toys, his first love is comics.  Considering how much we discuss toys related to comics, I think that most of us are comic fans too. As my user name, superfriend, indicates I am… Read More
Erik "Superfriend" Skov • September 6, 200813 Comments
Mezco presents The Spirit movie product based on the upcoming big budget December 2008 film, a sinister gut wrenching tale of a hero born, murdered and born again. Written and directed by genre-twister Frank Miller. The Spirit Movie Keychains These flexible keychains from the upcoming big budget December 2008 film, a sinister gut wrenching tale… Read More
Daniel Pickett • September 2, 2008No Comments
The 2008 Canadian Action Figure Expo has been announced. It will be Sunday, September 28th at the Holiday Inn Burlington Hotel and Conference Centre. The show features 2 halls filled with dealers selling GIJoe, Star Wars, Transformers, Super Heroes, and tons of other Action Figures and collectibles. Located at 3063 South Service Road the location… Read More
Daniel Pickett • September 2, 2008No Comments
The newly formed Siegel & Shuster Society is taking action on saving the house where the 17 year old Jerry Siegel created Superman.   You can find out about their mission from the excerpt from writer Brad Meltzer, as well as the youtube video below.   Saving the house where Superman was born By Brad… Read More
Daniel Pickett • September 2, 2008No Comments