I don ‘t have the Dr. Fate repaint that will be the last figure shipping in the next wave of single packs, so it’s time to move on to the new 3-packs.  This next 3-pack contains three new figures, which is awesome and should make it fly off of shelves.  Not only that, it contains… Read More
Daniel Pickett • March 27, 2009No Comments
Parasite was a tricky figure to find the first time he was released in his original 3-pack so many fans that missed out on him on the first go around are glad to see his return.  Today on JLU week we take a look at the power-draining Superman villian Parasite. You can see Parasite at… Read More
Daniel Pickett • March 26, 2009No Comments
AFI brings you this early look at Eternia’s favorite aquatic villain – Mer-Man!  Over in the Toy Archive we have an up close look at the newest edition to the wildly popular Masters of the Universe Classics line.  You can check out Mer-Man, his accessories and his alternate noggins right here. Mer-Man surfaces on Tax… Read More
Daniel Pickett • March 26, 2009No Comments
StarWars.com brings us news of an AWESOME new Kubrick boxed set: Star Wars Kubricks have developed quite a devoted following both in Japan and in the US, and with a new series of six Boba Fetts — from concept versions to his appearance in animation — collectors will soon be calling in a few favors… Read More
Daniel Pickett • March 26, 2009No Comments
I came across this fascinating article today about AFI pal Mike Drake of Mezco Toyz and his incredible collection on a New York website.   I always find in interesting  what "toy folks" collect.   And Mike has a doozy of a unique collection. Check out the article and the pictures here. Read More
Daniel Pickett • March 25, 2009No Comments
19 New Programming Ventures: Seven New Animated Series and Four Original Movies (Live-Action/CG-Animated) Network Introduces For the First Time Six Live-Action "Alternative" Series and Two Scripted Live-Action Pilots Sports Partnership with NBA, Recruits Boston Celtics Superstar Eddie House for My Dad’s a Pro Short-Form Series ATLANTA, March 25 /PRNewswire/ — Cartoon Network announced a dramatic… Read More
Daniel Pickett • March 25, 2009No Comments
Over on Diamond Select Toy’s Art Asylum blog they debuted six new items solicited in the new issue of Previews.  Three of the new items were Minimates.   Marvel Minimates Series 27 Asst The bestselling Marvel Minimates line continues with this themed assortment featuring the stars of Marvel’s award-winning Ultimates series! Each case includes Ultimate… Read More
Daniel Pickett • March 25, 2009No Comments
We’re mid-way through JLU week here on AFI, as we continue to take a closer look at the next wave of Justice League Unlimited figures that should be hitting your local Target stores very soon.  This is a great no-brainer repaint of the original 5-point of articulation John Stewart figure, but this time he’s in… Read More
Daniel Pickett • March 25, 2009No Comments
This week AFI’s own Superfriend brings us an interview with Vinnie D’Alleva former VP Marketing Hasbro, Inc.  from 1989 – 1999, one of the founders of Hasbro’s "New Ventures" division.  Find out about the transformation of Total Justice in the the JLA line, find out if writing a thesis paper can get you a job… Read More
Daniel Pickett • March 25, 2009No Comments
A vinyl toy maven I am not. But some things I find irresistible. It takes extreme will power not to drop a wad every time I get out to California and visit Kid Robot or when I stop in at Red Hot Robot here in Phoenix. Because I know that embracing the designer toy world… Read More
Danny "CantinaDan" Neumann • March 25, 20094 Comments
In what could only be called a massive disappointment, Hasbro launched a new line of action figures based on characters from the Indiana Jones movies last year. The manufacturer was disappointed in lackluster sales that quickly resulted in retailers pulling their support. Collectors who enjoyed the toys were disappointed in the line’s quick demise. Others… Read More
Jon "Caped Crusader" Edwards • March 24, 200918 Comments
The first of the Earth 3 Crime Syndicate figures is in this first new wave of Justice League Unlimited figures for 2009.  Super Woman is featured on Day 2 of AFI’s Justice League week showing new Justice League Unlimited figures coming very soon to a Target store near you. You can see all the pictures… Read More
Daniel Pickett • March 24, 2009No Comments