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DST’s next Battlestar Galactica Minimates release will be the New Caprica Minimates Box Set! This set was recently announced at the newly relaunched Art Asylum website. The next release in the line will be the aforementioned New Caprica box set – featuring the highly-requested civilian versions of both Colonel Tigh and Starbuck as well as… Read More
Daniel Pickett • October 5, 2008No Comments
From iTunes to streaming video and exclusive, online content, STAR WARS: THE CLONE WARS not only premieres tonight at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Cartoon Network, but also paves the way for the most extensive digital distribution effort in the history of Lucasfilm Ltd.. Beginning Saturday, Oct. 4, each week’s new episode will be available at… Read More
Daniel Pickett • October 3, 2008No Comments
UPDATE UPDATE UPDATE!!! Registration is over! But some states have same day registration (meaning you can register when you actually vote) so go check it out if you didn’t get registered in time. UPDATE UPDATE!!! You only have 1 more day to register to vote in most states! You must mail your registration form by… Read More
Jason "ToyOtter" Geyer • October 3, 2008No Comments
Looks like Minimates are about to enter a War Zone of their very own!  Based on this year’s Marvel sequel, the Punisher returns to the Marvel Minimates line with this Punisher: War Zone Minimates Box Set! Due out on December 5, Punisher: War Zone reunites us with Frank Castle – this time played by Rome‘s… Read More
Daniel Pickett • October 2, 2008No Comments
NEW YORK, Oct 01, 2008 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Mattel, Inc. (NYSE: MAT) and its Fisher-Price(R) division made headlines today at the Time to Play(TM) press conference held in New York City, announcing Elmo Live, Laugh & Learn(TM) Smart  Bounce & Spin Pony(TM) and Hot Wheels(R) Turbo Driver(TM) Controller to be some of this holiday season’s… Read More
Daniel Pickett • October 2, 2008No Comments
Some of the most ground-breaking and innovative comic book characters in history will be coming to Diamond Select Toys in 2009!  Based on the immortal works of Will Eisner, we are very excited to announce a new line of Minimates featuring none other than Denny Colt – more famously known as The Spirit! Beginning in… Read More
Daniel Pickett • October 2, 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) Why was the Holiday Hal Jordan figure included in Mattel’s JLU showcase at SDCC? If he’s such a no-no(from DC/WB’s point of view), then why put him in there? Was… Read More
Daniel Pickett • October 1, 2008No Comments
A new issue of BackIssue magazine hits the stands this week with the great theme of Saturday Morning cartoons. In addition to the Alex Ross cover, the Hanna-Barbera remembrances, and the interviews with Jackson Bostwick (Captain Marvel!), there is a decent article about the Super Powers toy line written by yours truly.  It’s pretty much… Read More
Jason "ToyOtter" Geyer • September 30, 20083 Comments
www.NewsArama.com has some reports from the Baltimore Comic Con which was this past weekend.  One of them is from the DC Comics DC Nation panel.  I found one of the comments in there to be very telling.  "Everyone is a Black Lantern."  That’s right, anyone who has died, literally at any time in the DCU… Read More
Erik "Superfriend" Skov • September 30, 200811 Comments
Vader over at our sister site AFHub has put together a great interview with Hot Toys’ chief sculptor Yulli. Yulli was responsivle for what may end up being the best figure of 2008- Hot Toy’s Bank Robber Joker from The Dark Knight.   Check out this great Q&A with an amazing sculptor here! Read More
Daniel Pickett • September 30, 2008No Comments
    Even though I was resistant at first to leave behind my beloved TNBA figures as a customizing base – finding parts was becoming harder and more expensive – I eventually made the logical transition to JLU figures. I’ve come to appreciate the JLU figures not just for their simplicity, but also for the very wide… Read More
Scott Rogers • September 30, 20088 Comments
When your action figure allowance is relatively small each figure counts. You think hard about which ones you buy. And maybe you spend a bit more time savoring new additions to your collection. With that in mind I’m going to take a stab at a monthly column which will choose and review a figure I… Read More
Danny "CantinaDan" Neumann • September 30, 20083 Comments
Markham, ON, Canada – After much anticipation, Round 5 releases the name of their fourth character in their North American MMA collectible figure series. Rounding out the current roster of MMA Champions to be immortalized in plastic, Wanderlei “The Axe Murderer” Silva completes the collection scheduled to hit stores this Christmas season. Joining him in… Read More
Daniel Pickett • September 29, 2008No Comments
In "Ambush," the premiere of Lucasfilm Animation’s STAR WARS: THE CLONE WARS, episode director David Bullock ("Justice League: The New Frontier") and writer Steve Melching ("The Batman") recall the Yoda of The Empire Strikes Back. This first episode of the brand-new, CG-animated series airs at 9 p.m. ET/PT Friday, Oct. 3 on Cartoon Network. In… Read More
Daniel Pickett • September 29, 2008No Comments
Ok, so I finally saw the Wachowski Bros’ Speed Racer the other day. Holy. Cow. This was one of the most amazing movies I’ve ever seen. I’m not sure I know how else to describe it. It was, hands down, the best adaptation of a comic or cartoon to movie EVER. Now, before I get… Read More
Jason "ToyOtter" Geyer • September 28, 20084 Comments
I interrupt the DC/Mattel show to bring you a very important message… I love game shows.    Read More
Jason "JJJason" Chirevas • September 27, 20083 Comments
New York City, New York– It all began with two horror fans from New Jersey and a twisted vision. What started as Ed Long and Damien Glonek hand making dolls to sell at tri-state area conventions turned into a worldwide epidemic. Living Dead Dolls grew from one of the Garden State’s many curiosities to become… Read More
Daniel Pickett • September 26, 2008No Comments
In the coming weeks Four Horsemen Toy Design Studios will launch into the 4th installment of their online fan-based action figure experiment, FANtastic Exclusive (http://www. FANtasticExclusive.com) and they want you to be involved in the voting and discussion. If you want your voice heard, and you want to have a hand in the choosing and… Read More
Daniel Pickett • September 25, 2008No Comments
I would be remiss if I didn’t give a shoutout to my Dad, who is celebrating his 75th birthday this week. Here’s to you Pop – let’s hope I can swing you a Cubs WS victory this year!    Read More
Ryan "TheSuperfly" Prast • September 25, 20082 Comments
  So my beloved Cubbies have once again clinched the division. And even secured the all-important Home-Field Advantage. But, of course, they are the Cubs so I’m tempering my giddy dancing. To get you through the week, here’s a fun little tune, “Someday All The Way", cooked up by fellow Cubs fan and grunge rocker… Read More
Ryan "TheSuperfly" Prast • September 25, 20082 Comments
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