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 The expert judges have chosen their favorite videos and storyboards, but it’s now time for Power Ranger fans to have their say about who will win Bandai America Incorporated’s Power Rangers “Power Up Video Challenge.” Contestants viewed a Power Rangers “cliffhanger video” online and then submitted their own unique ending in a mini-movie or storyboard… Read More
Daniel Pickett • January 6, 2010No Comments
Mattel’s Facebook page this week gives us an update on the progress of the flocking on their Masters of the Universe Classics MossMan figure as well as announcing an SDCC exclusive reveal coming this Friday.   AFi will be on hand at the gallery opening for the reveal so keep your eyes here on Friday… Read More
Daniel Pickett • January 5, 2010No Comments
Many folks saw these pictures late last year when they leaked out before licensor approval.  Now Mattel has posted the official pictures of DC Universe Classics Wave 13 on the MattyCollector Facebook page.   There’s a lot of great awesomeness in this wave including us being one figure closer to recreating the vintage Super Powers line… Read More
Daniel Pickett • January 4, 2010No Comments
COSTA MESA, CA., January 4, 2010 – Bravado, the world’s leading global music merchandising company, has completed an agreement with Playmates Toys whereby they will create a signature line of figures and dolls for the most successful entertainer of all time, Michael Jackson. “We are delighted to expand our successful line of Michael Jackson collectible… Read More
Daniel Pickett • January 4, 2010No Comments
This weekend marked the last episode of David Tennant as Dr. Who.    I’m sad to see him go because I REALLY enjoyed his run as the Doctor… but I’m hopeful for the new seasons as I REALLY love everything that new show runner Stephen Moffett has ever written for the show. As a farewell… Read More
Daniel Pickett • January 3, 20105 Comments
This weekend marked the last episode of David Tennant as Dr. Who.    I’m sad to see him go because I REALLY enjoyed his run as the Doctor… but I’m hopeful for the new seasons as I REALLY love everything that new show runner Stephen Moffett has ever written for the show. As a farewell […] Read More
Daniel Pickett • January 3, 2010No Comments
Kotobukiya is pleased to announce the arrival of OTACOOL 2: WORLDWIDE COSPLAYERS in April 2010!  In collaboration with the world famous Otaku website Dannychoo.com and the Internet’s largest cosplay destination Cure, OTACOOL 2 promises even more stimulating and groundbreaking content.  In keeping with the same concept of “OTAKU is COOL”, the next volume of OTACOOL… Read More
Daniel Pickett • January 3, 2010No Comments
Ok, so I broke down last night and bought a bunch of toys that I don’t technically collect or was looking for. And one of them, Luke Skywalker Snowspeeder Pilot, is so well-made that it just might be my favorite figure in a long, long time.   So I think I’m going to make a… Read More
Jason "ToyOtter" Geyer • January 2, 20107 Comments
So I just got back from a futile trip to my local Walmart to look for DCUC 11, but I didn’t leave empty handed. No, I instead found a plethora of Hasbro products that wore down my resolve and forced me to purchase them. Which items? Well, I’m glad you asked.  First off, I had… Read More
Jason "ToyOtter" Geyer • January 1, 201014 Comments
All this week here in the AFi Archives we have been showcasing a figure in each of the different lines from Mattel’s new WWE license.   The line officially goes on sale on January 1st, 2010 (but many stores aren’t paying attention to the markings on the cases and the figures are currently on the… Read More
Daniel Pickett • January 1, 2010No Comments
Last year we began an anthropological study focused on the evolutionary changes visible within the species parumplasticus populus (little plastic people). Over the last several months I undertook to reexamine the fossil record. The findings range from predictable to surprising. Whereas today’s parumplasticus populus is more sophisticated in many ways, its ancestors maintain the genetic… Read More
Danny "CantinaDan" Neumann • December 31, 200915 Comments
As the decade comes to a close, it’s time to reflect upon this bizarre hobby of collecting tiny plastic men. This past decade saw a renaissance of sorts in the toy collecting hobby, with the increased focus on adult collector-only lines, and a rebirth of many of the 1980s properties we cherished as kids. We… Read More
Ryan "TheSuperfly" Prast • December 31, 200913 Comments
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