So I’m sitting at my desk weeks ago, trying to figure out some sort of neat little hook for my blog.  I tend to write about random crap, whether inside the world of toys or not.  In my bio I’m going to recap my online history and basically attempt to justify why people should… Read More
ChipCataldo • April 15, 20084 Comments
Well, it’s just a little over two weeks until the official release of Hasbro’s new Indiana Jones toys and I’m chomping at the bit.  See, I’ve been waiting nearly 25 years for these just because I missed out on them the first time around.  Back then I read the novelization for Raiders of the Lost… Read More
Jim Abell • April 15, 2008No Comments
A lot of our questions will be answered this coming weekend when NYCC launches, but even so, Mattel was able to squeeze in one more round of Q&A answers.  Thanks again to Toy Guru for fielding these.   Q1. So far as I’ve seen the SDCC exclusive hasn’t been revealed, but it is supposed to… Read More
Daniel Pickett • April 15, 2008No Comments
I’m a big fan of articulation.   Ever since i witnessed what was possible starting with the first wave of Marvel Legends I’ve been on board the super-articulation train.   I know it’s not everyone’s bag, but for me, the more useful articulation the better. That being said, it’s a little odd that I like… Read More
Daniel Pickett • April 15, 2008No Comments
  Well it’s post Toy Fair time. As this is my 1st blog here at AFI I thought not only would it be appropriate to discuss Toy Fair, but also for those who don’t know me to take this opportunity to look into the inter-workings of my brain.    Toy Fair is not only the… Read More
Bill "Fresh Monkey" Murphy • April 14, 2008No Comments
March 2008 – NY – Comic-Con returns to New York April 18-20th and Shocker Toys LLP will be in full force at Booth# 962 with new product showcasing and bringing a show exclusive to the event. Very pleased will be the fans of Rob Schrab’s Scud, Shocker Toys LLP will have on hand SCUD the… Read More
Daniel Pickett • April 14, 2008No Comments
  SCOOP WEEK – SCOOP #1  As you may recall from our anniversary last year we ran something called "Scoop Week" for the week leading up to our launch day anniversary.   We knew that light be tricky this year since NYCC falls on the same week and many companies are planning to reveal new… Read More
Daniel Pickett • April 14, 20081 Comment
ACTION FIGURES   JUSTICE LEAGUE INTERNATIONAL SERIES 1 ACTION FIGURES  Sculpted by: Tim Bruckner From the pages of the much-loved ’80’s series of hilarious and action-packed stories that re-defined the term “Super-Hero Team” comes DC Direct’s JUSTICE LEAGUE INTERNATIONAL action figures!   Batman, Black Canary, G’Nort, Ice    Based on the series from Keith Giffen,… Read More
Daniel Pickett • April 14, 2008No Comments
  To kick off the 3rd Anniversary Celebration here is a video we cut together of our Toy Fair  2008 video footage.  This video covers a little of everything and gives you a bit of flavor of walking around the Javits  Center .  I hope you dig it!   Thanks to "Cubby" for cutting it together.  … Read More
Daniel Pickett • April 14, 2008No Comments
Today Diamond Select Toys is ready to reveal that the astonishing seventh series of classic Star Trek retro figures will feature the never-before-released Mr. Sulu and the ferocious alien Gorn!  These latest additions to the Star Trek retro cloth figure line deliver the final “missing” member of the U.S.S. Enterprise crew as well as a… Read More
Daniel Pickett • April 14, 2008No Comments
Mezco’s wildly popular Cinema of Fear series continues with their third offering of 7inch figures. Featuring uncannily film accurate likenesses, the award winning Mezco sculptors prove once again they know the world of cinematic horror better than anyone. The newest wave features for iconic horror figures; *Freddy from Nightmare On Elm Street 5, with alternate… Read More
Daniel Pickett • April 14, 2008No Comments
Wow. It’s been three whole years since I agreed to help out my friend Daniel Pickett set up a new site. And all I originally intended to do was just help design some stuff and then return to not updating ToyOtter.com. Ever since leaving RTM, I had decided to never run a big toy site… Read More
Jason "ToyOtter" Geyer • April 14, 20083 Comments
  Wow. Three whole years have gone by since the day that Julius Marx decided to set out on his own and take the web by storm. I joined shortly after, and now we have a whole crew of malcontents who strive to bring you nothing but the best in toy shenanigans.   To that… Read More
Jason "ToyOtter" Geyer • April 14, 2008No Comments
  A message from the founders of AFI: So over the course of the past few years that we’ve been working on AFI, Julius Marx and I have had many discussions of what we want the site to be. Foremost in those discussions has been the ideal that AFI would not only be haven for… Read More
AFi Admin • April 13, 2008No Comments
  HasbroToyShop has listed the new wave 3 of the new Indiana Jones 3 3/4" figures on their website: Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade. It looks like we’re getting Young Indy, Henry Jones, Sr., Elsa Schneider, Col. Vogel, and the Grail Knight. Go check out bigger pics at HasbroToyShop.com and while there take a… Read More
Jason "ToyOtter" Geyer • April 12, 2008No Comments
Petty Officer 2nd Class Michael Monsoor received the Medal of Honor today in Washington D.C.  He wasn’t there to accept, however – he received the award posthumously. He died a true hero: jumping on a grenade, taking the explosion in order to save his comrades. On September 29, 2006, Michael Monsoor was part of an operation in Baghdad. He was on… Read More
Ryan "TheSuperfly" Prast • April 8, 20081 Comment
Cybertron Philippines and SM Megamall presents: THE PHILIPPINE LAUNCHING OF THE IRON MAN MOVIE TOYS! Yes, folks, It’s official! Cybertron Philippines, in cooperation with SM Megamall, will launch the Iron Man Movie Toys.  Details of the event are as ff: Date: April 12, 2008 Venue: Toy Kingdom, SM Megamall There will be lots of activities… Read More
Daniel Pickett • April 8, 2008No Comments
This just in from Diamond Select Toys: Though it’s true that Captain America has had better years, it’s finally starting to look up for the patriotic legend. Sure he was forced to go on the run from the authorities, adopt a fake identity and fight his former friends. No problem that he was arrested and… Read More
Daniel Pickett • April 7, 2008No Comments
If you love custom figure like I do then you won’t want to miss Custom Con 19, running all week long over on RTM.  If you are not familiar with the long runnig tradition of Custom Con it is a faux-Toy Fair, wishfull thinking showcase of great custom figures.   Check out day one here, and… Read More
Daniel Pickett • April 7, 2008No Comments
Wellington, New Zealand – 3 April 2008. Following the success of their debut range from The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe, Weta have once again teamed up with Disney Consumer Products and the talented technicians who worked on the highly anticipated sequel releasing this summer, The Chronicles Of Narnia: Prince… Read More
Daniel Pickett • April 4, 2008No Comments