YAMATO USA ONLINE SPECIAL TANDEM TWIN Animal Girls: Dog Annerose Torrance, CA, March 19,2008 –From the weird and wonderful world of TANDEM TWIN, Yamato presents master sculptor Kouichi Yamazaki (TANDEM TWIN)’s latest incarnation: DOG ANNEROSE. Inspired by the German Shepard, this canine cutie is on patrol for all you naughty boys. So be on your… Read More
Daniel Pickett • March 21, 2008No Comments
GN-U DOU: GALAXY CYCLONEBRAIGER – BRAIGER   Yamato Announces the Next Revolution in Action Figures   Torrance, CA, March 18, 2008 – Yamato is pleased to introduce a new revolution in action figures:  The GN-U DOU (GN-U meaning “band of brave warriors”, and DOU “movement” in Japanese).  The GN-U DOUis a tribute to the giant robots… Read More
Daniel Pickett • March 21, 2008No Comments
NY- Comic-Con returns to New York April18-20th and once gain Mezco will be thrilling collectors with an offering of collectibles exclusive to the event. Sure to excite East Coast collectors, Mezco will be offering notorious B.I.G. aka Christopher G. Wallace.  He’s an all-time great; an unparalleled storyteller, and a man whose talent can only be… Read More
Daniel Pickett • March 21, 20081 Comment
On Saturday I spent a few hours wandering around Wizard World LA.  It’s still a very small show, so it was a perfect time to introduce my daughter to the world of comic book conventions.  She even went in costume!   We ran into a few special folks, such as Aaron Douglas aka Chief Tyrol […] Read More
AFi Admin • March 20, 2008No Comments
As New Dragon Ball Z Action FiguresDebut, Fans Will Soon be Able to Battle with Cards From All ThreeDragon Ball Sagas for the First Time Ever (CYPRESS, CA – MARCH 18, 2008) – With the return of original toy manufacturer Bandai America Inc. to the Dragon Ball Zfranchise, fans can further celebrate with the highly… Read More
Daniel Pickett • March 20, 2008No Comments
New Collectible from McFarlane Toys Brings Xbox 360 Character to Life LOS ANGELES, CA: March 18, 2008 — Entertainment Earth (entertainmentearth.com) and McFarlane Toys (spawn.com) have joined forces to produce an exclusive action figure from developer Bungie’s mega-popular Halo franchise. Based on designs seen in the video game Halo 3 for the Microsoft Xbox 360… Read More
Daniel Pickett • March 18, 2008No Comments
  Bif Bang Pow! Announces Agreement with Anthrax Guitarist to Produce Scott Ian Collectibles LOS ANGELES, CA (March 18, 2008) – Scott Ian, co-founder and rhythm guitarist of the seminal heavy metal group Anthrax, just signed a licensing deal with toy company Bif Bang Pow! to produce action figures and bobble heads in his image…. Read More
Daniel Pickett • March 18, 2008No Comments
This morning I saw a story of an amazing occurrence that happened in Denver yesterday; some kind, anonymous soul had left a literal pot of gold next to a bus stop bench on St. Patrick’s Day.  Inside was $50 in gold dollar coins, and an extra $3.17 representing the date.  There was also a note that… Read More
Ryan "TheSuperfly" Prast • March 18, 2008No Comments
ACTION FIGURES SUPERMAN/BATMAN SERIES 6 ACTION FIGURES The best-selling action figure line continues with its sixth set of figures, this time based on the popular story arc Enemies Among Us,illustrated by Ethan Van Sciver!Each figure features multiple points of articulation and abase.Clamshell 4/C blister card packaging.Advance-solicited; on sale November 5, 2008 * Action Figures* PIFigures… Read More
Daniel Pickett • March 17, 2008No Comments
  Now that we have all of our Toy Fair 08 pictures labeled and posted I can start posting some of the video I shot. This first video may not appeal to all action figure collectors, but this product was the talk of Toy Fair 08 and I think you can see the potential in… Read More
Daniel Pickett • March 16, 2008No Comments
March 14, 2008 (SEATTLE) — Due to overwhelming DC HeroClix®: Crisis preorder sales and “Buy it by the Brick” orders, Diamond Comic Distributors and Alliance Game Distributors — WizKids’ exclusive distributors for HeroClix products into independent hobby stores — has sold out of its entire Crisis inventory.  “The spread of Crisis sales across a wide… Read More
Daniel Pickett • March 15, 2008No Comments
I remember Toy Fair 2007. It was a pretty lackluster showing. For me, at least. I’d wager it was the same for many collectors going by comments I read here at AFI and elsewhere during and after the event.  To use an overused Interwebs parlance, it was pretty "meh". Toy Fair 2008, however, was a… Read More
Jeff Cope • March 15, 2008No Comments
It’s been a long road for Ramathorr and the rest of his Anitherian Nine buddies, and if the timing’s right, their road may finally lead them to the 2008 New York Comic Con! Since beginning production on their latest wave of action figures, the Four Horsemen have encountered snag after snag with the first factory… Read More
Daniel Pickett • March 14, 2008No Comments
Whenever I’m in a Target looking for figures I make it a point to swing by the aisle where they have the Schleich product.  For those of you that might not be familiar with their work, Schleich is the company that makes an incredibly diverse range of scaled animals, knights,fairies, Indians, trees, buildings and so… Read More
Daniel Pickett • March 14, 2008No Comments
Once again our pal Toy Guru from Mattel updates us on the answers to our monthly burning questions:    Q1: What are the prices for the NYCC exclusives? A:  Knightshadow Batman, Black Suit Superman and Tech Suit Mr. Freeze will be $10.00 each or all three for $25.00 Q2: Mattel, will you please create a… Read More
Daniel Pickett • March 13, 2008No Comments
  After a lot more headaches and complications that we could have ever planned on (and two new servers AND one new webhost later) we finally were able to label all of the last batch of galleries. And it’s a pretty big batch, too. Go check them out- there is a lot of stuff there… Read More
Jason "ToyOtter" Geyer • March 12, 2008No Comments
Wizard World Los Angeles announced that Kotobukiya, Japan’s number one collector toy company, will be hosting a special panel at 11 a.m. this Saturday (March 15) in Room 304, showcasing an exciting new line of statues. The panel, to be presented by Kotobukiya’s Frank Supiot and moderated by ToyFare Editor Zach Oat, promises to give… Read More
Daniel Pickett • March 12, 2008No Comments
I was in the mall tonight and stopped by the little mom and pop toy store that always has some fun bootleg items.  I came across this:   Ya know… I think I would have enjoyed Spider-man3 more if they had replaced the emo dance number with footage of Spider-man riding around New York on… Read More
Daniel Pickett • March 12, 2008No Comments
The official Indiana Jones website revealed the new poster for the upcoming movie "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull." The poster was painted by Drew Struzan. Click here to go to indianajones.com to get the poster in high resolution on your desktop. Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal SkullIn Theaters… Read More
Daniel Pickett • March 11, 2008No Comments
Following up our news last week of the NECA Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle exclusive boxed set at New York Comic Con we now have a look at what set looks like in the package.       This exclusive, limited to just 500 pieces, will be the only version of the box set to contain… Read More
Daniel Pickett • March 11, 2008No Comments