. . . just what action figure lines might we be collecting? Many of us remember with a special nostalgia the particular niche of kitsch that was MEGO. Whether it was playing with 8" figures donning cloth outfits and squishy heads, or 3 3/4" figures with bent knees and oddly sculpted left hands. (You know… Read More
Danny "CantinaDan" Neumann • September 1, 200811 Comments
I have Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars on the brain lately, and while looking around the web stumbled upon this: [youtube]rLiOSDZKLX4[/youtube]   Which appears to be a crazy French commercial for the tail-end of the Mattel Secret Wars line! Notice how it shows the Euro only figures of Iceman and Electro. And highlights Black Spider-Man… Read More
Jason "ToyOtter" Geyer • August 30, 20081 Comment
Mezco presents */The Spirit/* movie action figures, based on the upcoming big budget December 2008 film, a sinister gut wrenching tale of a hero born, murdered and born again. Written and directed by genre-twister Frank Miller . This first series contains 5 dynamic figures: The Spirit- The resurrected, masked vigilante sports more than 19 points… Read More
Daniel Pickett • August 29, 2008No Comments
The evil little Time Keepers from the Four Horsemen’s “Gothitropolis” property arrived in the Horsemens’ stable late last week, and are now ready for purchase!    The first three of Scarabus’ malicious minions, Baraeth, Nybbaz and Aestorath are now available through the Four Horsemen’s online retail outlet, Store Horsemen (http://www.StoreHorsemen.com) for $10.00 each (plus shipping),… Read More
Daniel Pickett • August 28, 2008No Comments
There is a really neat art exhibit in the Netherlands by Eva and Franco Mattes (aka 0100101110101101.ORG) called "It’s Always Six O’Clock". The use a lot of action figures and other toys to make an apparent commentary on the futility of marketing or something high-falutin’ thing like that. Just ask Mickey Mouse.   Read More
Jason "ToyOtter" Geyer • August 28, 2008No Comments
  -Population of play’s iconic yellow man surpasses 4 billion ensuring that children everywhere can tap into his spirit of adventure-   ENFIELD, Conn. (August 25, 2008) – A global pop culture icon turned 30 today and is celebrating a list of accomplishments and adventures that would overwhelm and astonish any self-described overachiever.    The… Read More
Daniel Pickett • August 25, 2008No Comments
So as many of you can tell by looking at the toy shelves the Indian Jones figures have not sold as well as Hasbro anticipated. Initially Hasbro said that they had BIG plans for the future of this line. Well I think those plans have bit the dust. From what I have read around the… Read More
Bill "Fresh Monkey" Murphy • August 24, 200813 Comments
It wasn’t the title of the book that intrigued me. It was the subtitle: "A Scientific Exploration into the World of Phasers, Force Fields, Teleportation, and Time Travel." The author, Michio Kaku, was interviewed on a local radio show and when he started mentioning Star Wars and Harry Potter I cocked an eyebrow. For his… Read More
Danny "CantinaDan" Neumann • August 23, 20083 Comments
Launching an interstellar line of collectibles sure to please Empire loyalists from Coruscant to Endor, Diamond Select Toys will release the debut Star Wars bank  featuring none other than the Dark Lord of the Sith – Darth Vader! Measuring over seven inches tall and complete with his devastating light saber, the Darth Vader bust bank… Read More
Daniel Pickett • August 21, 2008No Comments
August 20, 2008 (SEATTLE) — WizKids Inc. is pleased to announced that it has sold out of numbered Marvel HeroClix: Secret Invasion “Buy it by the Brick” Super Skrull: Illuminati figures and has begun taking orders towards a first-ever brick figure reprint. Secret Invasion is the second “Buy it by the Brick” program sell out… Read More
Daniel Pickett • August 21, 2008No Comments
We’ve received many comments on the polls, and while most of it has been positive, we did get some feedback that made us rethink the format we were using for this, and the AFI team has now updated the poll format for all four sections to make this a bit easier for everyone. This new… Read More
Ryan "TheSuperfly" Prast • August 21, 20081 Comment
EL SEGUNDO, Calif., Aug 19, 2008 (BUSINESS WIRE) – Hot Wheels(R) today kicked off a three-week, six-city, cross-country road trip from Mattel, Inc.’s (NYSE:MAT) El Segundo headquarters to celebrate its 40th anniversary. The road trip will travel closely along U.S. Route 40, making stops at the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah; Speed, Kansas; the Indianapolis… Read More
Daniel Pickett • August 20, 2008No Comments