LOS ANGELES, CA (February 29, 2008) – Showtime Networks Inc. has announced that it has awarded a licensing contract for their critically acclaimed original drama, Dexter, to manufacturer Bif Bang Pow! The series follows Dexter Morgan (Michael C. Hall), an incredibly likeable forensics expert for the Miami Metro Police Department, who moonlights as a serial… Read More
Daniel Pickett • February 29, 2008No Comments
Today is Leap Day, the extra day that we tack on to February every four years to keep the calendar in time with the seasons. We do this because the Earth does not orbit the sun in a nice round 365 days, but rather in 365 days, 5 hours, 48 minutes, and 45 seconds. Ancient… Read More
Daniel Pickett • February 29, 2008No Comments
This news is a little late as it came in while I was prepping for Toy Fair, but it’s so cool I have to mention it.  AFI friend and board-member  Antony C has opened up what may just be the definitive Wonder Woman archive- ExperiencetheWonder.com. It’s thorough, easy to read, and a great resource for… Read More
Daniel Pickett • February 29, 2008No Comments
NY- Fans of the popular NBC series Heroes are eagerly awaiting the release of the Mezco Toyz action figures of their favorite characters from the award winning series. Collectors are pre-ordering the figures online in record numbers and the prototypes, on display at NBC’s Rockefeller Center headquarters, draw crowds of onlookers who pose next to… Read More
Daniel Pickett • February 27, 2008No Comments
JAKKS'(TM) Electronics Roster Includes NextGeneration EyeClops(TM) Products, Ulti-Motion(TM) Wireless Motion Gaming System Products and G2: Game Girl(TM) Deluxe Hannah Montana(TM)Plug and Play, Collectible Plush Linking to Neopets.com DiscoveryKids(TM)-Branded ”Smart” Toys MALIBU, Calif. –(Business Wire)– Feb. 18, 2008JAKKS Pacific, Inc. (NASDAQ:JAKK) is presenting the company’s line-up of interactive toys and games to media and buyers attending… Read More
Daniel Pickett • February 25, 2008No Comments
Medicom has recently announced the acquisition of the LOST license and the first wave of Kubricks based on the ABC series.  They are believed to have an August release date. Shown in the first wave are:  ●JACK●KATE●SAWYER●SAYID●HURLEY●LOCKE●CHARLIE Additional information is available on Medicom’s official site.  Read More
Daniel Pickett • February 25, 2008No Comments
The gang here at AFI just finished labeling a buttload of new galleries, many with lots of shots not seen before! Click on the links below to see what’s new at Hasbro, Mattel, Mezco, Kotobukiya, WizKids, Bandai and Gentle Giant! UPDATE: added Playmobil, Accoutrements (Archie McPhee), Schylling, and the Toy Association Hall of Fame! Hasbro… Read More
Jason "ToyOtter" Geyer • February 24, 2008No Comments
  In the coming weeks I’ll be posting news, information and my general thoughts about what I saw this year at Toy Fair 2008.   First up is retailer turned manufacturer Amok Time You can see all of our Amok Time Showroom Photos by clicking here.  Amok Time Amok Time is having a go at… Read More
Daniel Pickett • February 23, 2008No Comments
Last week we started seeing a photoshopped mock-up of the Deluxe 2-disk Justice League: The New Frontier DVD set that came with an exclusive PVC Hal Jordan.   We first learned of this exclusive pack-in from a picture in a Best Buy add.  There has been a lot of speculation on what the figure will really… Read More
Daniel Pickett • February 23, 2008No Comments
This just in from MATTEL and our friend Toy Guru: I’m excited to share some great news about Mattel’s Justice League Unlimited line. Due to overwhelming support from the fans, Mattel and Target are teaming up to bring an all new Collector’s Line to store shelves starting this August! 16 brand new figures along with… Read More
Daniel Pickett • February 21, 2008No Comments
Mattel’s Toy Guru was kind enough to answer some questions about the newly revealed product shown at their Toy Fair Showroom as well as the future of some existing lines. Infinite Heroes 1. What is the release schedule for these?   IH will be on shelf at the end of the summer.   2.  What is… Read More
Daniel Pickett • February 20, 2008No Comments
ACTION FIGURES SECRET FILES SERIES 3: BATMAN ROGUES GALLERY 2 Inspired by the art of Brian Bolland Four of Gotham City’s most infamous residents are included in this series! All inspired by the art of Brian Bolland, this Poison Ivy action figure is based on the cover of BATMAN: GOTHAM KNIGHTS #15, and the Two-Face… Read More
Daniel Pickett • February 19, 2008No Comments
Here are a few news items that have trickled out of the big show while we wait to see what Mattel had to show at their "nerd herd" press event today: We knew that Barbie was getting all dressed up as your favorite DC Comics characters like Batgirl, Black Canary, and Poison Ivy, but did… Read More
Jason "ToyOtter" Geyer • February 19, 20081 Comment
We interrupt our Toy Fair coverage to bring you this amazing video, straight from the Dunk contest during the NBA All-Star game. If you don’t know why this relates to superheroes, well just keep watching. And who, dressed as mild mannered…Dwight Howard?!? [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bX80awk8rag[/youtube] Read More
Jason "ToyOtter" Geyer • February 19, 2008No Comments
DC Direct showed off their usually huge range of everything DC Comics that could be related to toys and collectibles. And Diamond Select was nearly overwhelming with the giant selection of Star Trek, Stargate, and Battlestar Galactica collectibles!   DC Direct Gallery Diamond Select Gallery  Read More
Jason "ToyOtter" Geyer • February 19, 2008No Comments
A bunch more galleries are up now, including tons of Dr. Who stuff from Underground Toys, Amazing new 12" figures from Amok Time, 12" military figures from Dragon in Dream, Wacky Wobblers from Funko, and a look around the Javits con floor!  Underground Toys Amok Time Dragon in Dream Toys Funko Javits Center    Read More
Jason "ToyOtter" Geyer • February 18, 2008No Comments
UPDATED!!!  Just put up lots of new galleries! More info on the line to come! And lots more pictures, too. (Especially more DC Direct and Diamond). NECA Showroom Shocker Toys DC Direct Diamond Select Toys Noah’s Pals Tonner Dolls  Mini Mag Stands Ertl/ Johnny Lightning  Javits Center Floor  Ata-Boy Magnets Unimax  Read More
Jason "ToyOtter" Geyer • February 17, 2008No Comments
  UPDATED- NECA gallery is now online!  NECA once again has surprised us with their bags of coolness on display this year at Toy Fair. Stuff coming for 2008 includes a 7" Joey Ramone figure, new Cult Classics including Jareth & Hoggle from Labyrinth, Regan from the Exorcist (climbing the stairs backward!), Macheté from Grindhouse… Read More
Jason "ToyOtter" Geyer • February 17, 2008No Comments
I know it can be a rare thing to find a significant other that tolerates your hobbies, much less participates in them. I always read with a bit of jealousy the posts from other collectors about their wives or significant others that would hunt for toys for them when they were out on shopping trips […] Read More
AFi Admin • February 17, 2008No Comments
  As Julius Marx wanders the Javits Center between appointments he’s snapping camera phone pics right and left to share with you, the reader. See below are a wide range of stuff, including Rocky3 and Platoon Mini-Mates, a few new Battlestar Galactica figures, A few of Shocker Toys’ new prototypes (Shi, Katchoo, and the Maxx),… Read More
Jason "ToyOtter" Geyer • February 17, 2008No Comments