Continuuing my 2006 trip to SDCC. – Friday before SDCC Leaving on an Airplane We boarded the plane and then sat on the tarmac for an hour. My wife thinks we could have saved money if we had booked the plane tickets more in advance. Southwest has ‘internet’ fares. Southwest doesn’t connect with some of… Read More
Erik "Superfriend" Skov • May 19, 2008No Comments
ACTION FIGURES   JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA SERIES 3 ACTION FIGURES Designed by Ed Benes It’s here – the third series based on the popular DC Comics series, JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA, written by New York Times best-selling author Brad Meltzer and illustrated by Ed Benes! Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, The Flash and Geo-Force are… Read More
Daniel Pickett • May 19, 2008No Comments
SDCC as a Vacation With Convention season upon us, I thought I’d submit this.  I know some of you have seen it before, but we have many new members, who might be contemplating going to SDCC for the first time.  (pic from their official web site: http://www.comic-con.org/cci/ ) In 2005 I thought aboout going to ComicCon… Read More
Erik "Superfriend" Skov • May 17, 20081 Comment
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:     Q1. Will there be any variations on the SDCC exclusives (Like clear Man-Bat or slimy Grundy) A: King Grayskull will be… Read More
Daniel Pickett • May 15, 2008No Comments
PopCultureShock Collectibles new Street Fighter ‘Vega’ Statue starts pre-orders on May 15th on www.sideshowcollectibles.com. This 18" mixed-media statue is limited to 400 pieces with a price of $250usd. It also includes a Certificate Of Authenticity signed by Jerry Macaluso.  Jerry didn’t sculpt this one (but it is his new company)…John Cleary gets those kudos and… Read More
Daniel Pickett • May 15, 2008No Comments
Mezco continues to break new ground with the introduction of Roto Busts  "Mezco Roto Busts" update the standard concept of busts by adding articulation and utilizing the latest in cutting edge 21st century roto technology to make a highly detailed, poseable bust that is more affordable than other busts on the market. The new Roto… Read More
Daniel Pickett • May 15, 2008No Comments
Ol’ Blue Eyes. The Voice, Swoonatra, The Bony Baritone. The Innkeeper, The Groovy Galahad, The Swing-Shift Caruso. Frankie Boy. 10 years ago today the Chairman of the Board passed on. Francis Albert Sinatra died of a heart attack on Thursday night, May 14, 1998. Same night as the final Seinfeld show. With a swagger that… Read More
Ryan "TheSuperfly" Prast • May 14, 20083 Comments
(Editor’s Note: I had the opportunity to see this at a private screening two years ago and it’s AMAZING.   If you are in the LA area make it a point to try to catch this!- DP/JM) Teenagers’ Tribute Called the ‘Greatest Fan Film Yet’    All proceeds to benefit the FESTIVAL OF CHILDREN FOUNDATION, a… Read More
Daniel Pickett • May 12, 2008No Comments
Collector Favorite Gets A Heroic Upgrade   Released as a Hot Wheels® 2007 New Models edition, the 1966 TV Series Batmobile™ was an instant sensation with collectors — but harder to find than the elusive Batcave™. We got the message like a Bat Signal™ on a dark night… and POW! BAM! WHOMP! Here’s a special… Read More
Daniel Pickett • May 12, 2008No Comments
Building on the phenomenal success of Marvel’s Iron Man franchise comes this latest exclusive box set featuring the unstoppable Marvel Minimates!  Featuring various high-tech armors utilized throughout Iron Man’s history, the all-new Iron Man Through the Ages box set will be exclusively available from Action Figure Xpress at this year’s San Diego Comic Con!  … Read More
Daniel Pickett • May 11, 2008No Comments
Have you ever been woken up in the middle of the night by a crashing sound that gets your heart racing for as long as it takes to realize the sound came from some of your displayed figures falling over? Well, it is that time of year again. Phoenix hasn’t reached 100 just yet, but… Read More
Danny "CantinaDan" Neumann • May 11, 20089 Comments
Flocked, Cocked and Ready to Rock Meet the I.W.G. The I.nsurgents W.ilderness G.ruppo ¡Viva la Revolucion! "In the not-too-distant future, a strange cosmic retrovirus infects the Earth and spreads through the biosystem. The virus causes rapid evolutionary change and other mutations in a group of animals from around the globe. These new breeds organize an… Read More
Daniel Pickett • May 9, 2008No Comments