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I’m not a very good artist. I mean, I’m OK as far as it goes. I can get the job done or at least figure out what needs to be done. But when it comes to guys like Matt Cauley or Kerry Gammill or Dave Hudnut (all guys I know and worked with) there’s just… Read More
Jason "ToyOtter" Geyer • July 5, 20088 Comments
Happy 4th of July, all! This holiday always makes me think of being a kid back in the 1980s, hanging out with my friends for backyard grilling, then going to another house for more grilling, then another house for even more grilling….you get the picture. Since I moved away from home in 1990 I’ve rarely… Read More
Jason "ToyOtter" Geyer • July 4, 20088 Comments
Yesterday’s announcement from Mattel on their upcoming collector’s website was a bombshell of joy for most collectors, but now the questions arise on how it will work and what does it mean to all of us rabid collectors?  I know I had quite a few questions and I was seeing more on our message boards,… Read More
Daniel Pickett • July 3, 2008No Comments
Hey toy fans of all ages, Well it is that time again. Mattel is gearing up for our really big show down in San Diego at the annual Comic Con July 23-27th 2008. We’ll be there in full force with the largest booth presence we’ve ever had to meet and greet toy fans of all… Read More
Daniel Pickett • July 2, 20083 Comments
As we enter the home stretch toward SDCC 08 the Marvel Team from Hasbro updates us on the answers to our  burning questions that AFI readers have posted in our forums:     Q1. What are the chances of a 3 3/4 Iron Man in the Hulk movie line? Are there more 3 3/4 figures planned… Read More
Daniel Pickett • July 2, 2008No Comments
Yes, this is yet another blog entry about Mattel’s soon (but not soon enough) to be released Infinite Heroes toyline.  Back in the early 1990’s Al Gore introduced some legislation about what he termed the Information Superhighway, otherwise known as the Internet, leading to his supposed claim of inventing the internet.  Well in much the… Read More
Jeff Cope • July 2, 20085 Comments
Iconic STAR WARS™ Starship Toy Undergoes Major Overhaul  Pawtucket, Rhode Island, July 1, 2008 — Updating the fan-favorite MILLENNIUM FALCON for the first time since its introduction in 1979, Hasbro is launching the largest MILLENNIUM FALCON toy to ever travel the galaxy.  The new STAR WARS LEGACY COLLECTION MILLENNIUM FALCON includes electronic lights and sounds,… Read More
Daniel Pickett • July 2, 20083 Comments
Applehead Factory’s introducing its newest product, Tofu, the Vegan Zombie, with an exclusive, 7”, “white” vinyl version of the action figure. Created by a scientist looking to cure zombie-ism, Tofu is a friendly, undead vegan. “White” Tofu boasts 5 points of articulation, a fully sculpted produce base, apple crate-like window packaging and a removable tofu… Read More
Daniel Pickett • July 1, 2008No Comments
An extremely rare Karen Cooper Living Dead Doll has been donated to Heaven Sent Bulldogs for a charity auction. Karen Cooper is the name of the young girl who becomes a zombie in the groundbreaking Night Of The Living Dead film. Mezco Toyz, makers of the Living Dead Dolls, had produced a limited number of… Read More
Daniel Pickett • July 1, 2008No Comments
It’s amazing how reading something can call up so many memories all at once.  Pierre’s recent blog about holy grails in collecting immediately called up so much for me…times in my life, emotions I was feeling, and yes…things I was collecting. My collecting history actually sucks.  I was never motivated to work or finish college,… Read More
ChipCataldo • July 1, 20083 Comments
As we enter the home stretch toward SDCC 08 our pal Toy Guru from Mattel updates us on the answers to our  burning questions that AFI readers have posted in our forums:  Q1A: I would like to know if there are any plans for alternate masks for the joker goons in the Dark Knight Movie… Read More
Daniel Pickett • June 30, 20081 Comment
AFI is pleased to unveil our first (but by no means last) Custom Action Figure Jam: The DCUC Custom Showcase! Shepherded by longtime AFI stalwart Ryan "The Superfly" Prast and ably assisted by Peter "Vader" Go, this debut gallery uses the Mattel DCUC line as a base for all sorts of crazy custom figures that… Read More
Jason "ToyOtter" Geyer • June 29, 20081 Comment
Frisco, Texas — June 28, 2008 – Hasbro announced the results of the online poll to determine the top 10 figures in the G.I. JOE vs. COBRA 3 ¾” single carded line, today at the annual International G.I. JOE Collectors Convention. Over the past 1 ½ years, 62 individual figures have been created in celebration… Read More
Daniel Pickett • June 28, 2008No Comments
Ok, this is what you’ve been waiting for.  Prototype pictures are one thing, packaged shots are closer, but what about the finished product, out of the box? In the midst of work and the midnight Wall-e screening I went to last night, I managed to snap some loose shots of the figure from the first… Read More
Daniel Pickett • June 28, 20081 Comment
If you are into toys at all, you’ve undoubtedly thought about it. If you are into toys and have friends who are also into toys, it’s more than likely that you’ve all had this conversation with each other. What is your holy grail? It seems simple enough… but what if you don’t have a grail? Read More
Pierre "Airmax" Kalenzaga • June 27, 200824 Comments
In a nice surprise, the final Infinite Heroes figures and packaging by Mattel are here for your viewing enjoyment!  The production figures do look a bit nicer than the prototypes, and the selection is really, really crazy insane in terms of how deep they are going into the character selection right off the bat. Also… Read More
Jason "ToyOtter" Geyer • June 27, 2008No Comments
McFARLANE TOYS ANNOUNCES PARTNERSHIP WITH ACTIVISION TO PRODUCE GUITAR HERO(tm) ACTION FIGURES   TEMPE, Ariz. ~ McFarlane Toys announces a partnership with Activision, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI) to produce action figures from the hit video game franchise, Guitar Hero®. The first line is expected to hit store shelves this fall. The hugely popular Guitar Hero franchise… Read More
Daniel Pickett • June 26, 2008No Comments
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Daniel Pickett • June 26, 2008No Comments
Triad Toys, Inc., toy and collectibles manufacturer of unique properties and licensed and proprietary products, announces a three year partnership with Geneon Entertainment to produce toys and collectibles for the cult classic anime Samurai Champloo (サムライチャンプルー, Samurai Chanpurū). Samurai Champloo is a Japanese animated television series consisting of twenty-six episodes that was originally broadcasted on… Read More
Daniel Pickett • June 26, 2008No Comments
Underground Toys are proud to be representing the BBC Doctor Who and Torchwood toy lines as well as promoting many other toys at the world’s largest gathering of entertainment fans – the San Diego Comic Con (July 24 – 27). Here is some great news for fans of the Doctor Who shows . We will… Read More
Daniel Pickett • June 25, 2008No Comments
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