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    Rising Star Becomes First Canadian To Sign With Leading Producer of MMA Collectibles MARKHAM, Ontario, Canada, April 16, 2009 – Round 5 and Pavelich Sports Entertainment are pleased to announce that Jason “The Athlete” MacDonald will become the first Canadian to create a figurine in his likeness through Round 5, the Ontario-based company which… Read More
Daniel Pickett • April 18, 2009No Comments
Ok, so I’m a wee bit behind on the blog.  BUT… Lots of new stuff coming up this week for our 4th Anniversary, including a new story of never before seen by anyone Star Wars merchandise on Monday, and various features and goofy crap. Speaking of goofy crap, I was watching Slumdog Millionaire recently (didn’t […] Read More
Jason "ToyOtter" Geyer • April 18, 2009No Comments
Ok, so I’m a wee bit behind on the blog.  BUT… Lots of new stuff coming up this week for our 4th Anniversary, including a new story of never before seen by anyone Star Wars merchandise on Monday, and various features and goofy crap. Speaking of goofy crap, I was watching Slumdog Millionaire recently (didn’t… Read More
Jason "ToyOtter" Geyer • April 18, 20093 Comments
  Dead Space Isaac Clarke Unitology Variant for SDCC 2009 File this under "every kind of awesome!" As you might imagine this reveal in "Scoop Week" is near and dear to my heart.    For five years I’ve been rallying to get someone at EA to wake up and smell the licensing opportunities for their… Read More
Daniel Pickett • April 17, 2009No Comments
  I wanted to highlight one other recent blog as part of our 4th Anniversary Extravaganza.  Earlier this week Men of Action blogger Cantina Dan wrote a great blog about the Evolution of the Action Figure starting in the 70’s until now.   It’s a fun read, well worth checking out. You can see it all… Read More
Daniel Pickett • April 17, 2009No Comments
First Quarter Highlights •Worldwide net sales down 15 percent; •Domestic gross sales down 6 percent and international gross sales down 23 percent; •Worldwide gross sales for core brands: Barbie® down 5 percent; Hot Wheels® down 3 percent; Core Fisher-Price® down 17 percent and American Girl® brands down 4 percent; •Gross margin increased 80 basis points… Read More
Daniel Pickett • April 17, 2009No Comments
Do I go to work today?  Or do I just keep following this truck to it’s destination in the hopes that it is filled with new JLU and DCUC wave 8?  Hmmmm….. 8 comments Read More
Daniel Pickett • April 17, 2009No Comments
I’ll be posting today’s "Scoop Week" reveal in just a bit, but in the meantime the 4th Anniversary Extravaganza Marches on! I have updated the AFI Toy Archive with Mattel & MattyCollector’s SHAZAM Family 4-pack.   This set will be available exclusively on-line later this Summer, but for now you get a closer look at… Read More
Daniel Pickett • April 17, 2009No Comments
Get ready for the best toy news of the year!  In celebration of Marvel Comics’ 70th Anniversary, Toys R Us and Diamond Select Toys are teaming up to conduct a poll where, for the first time ever, YOU the fans will decide which new Marvel Minimates will be featured in an exclusive box set!  And… Read More
Daniel Pickett • April 17, 2009No Comments
Do I go to work today?  Or do I just keep following this truck to it’s destination in the hopes that it is filled with new JLU and DCUC wave 8?  Hmmmm….. Read More
Daniel Pickett • April 17, 20098 Comments
  The Wonderful World of Bootlegs!  AFI Men of Action blogger Chip Cataldo had unearthed a bucketful of fun with the Guerreiros do Futuro line.  These are bootlegs based on Mattel’s old Marvel Secret Wars figures. There’s not a lot of information out there on the history of this line, but what information there is… Read More
Daniel Pickett • April 16, 2009No Comments
OPTIMUS PRIME MIGHTY MUGG Special Edition Just a week or so ago, the 25th Anniversary Soundwave Special Edition figure was revealed as one of Hasbro’s exclusive Transformers items for San Diego Comic-Con.  Today, Hasbro is excited to share with you another awesome Transformers Comic-Con exclusive! (Ages 6 and Up; Approximate Retail Price: $14.99; Available through… Read More
Daniel Pickett • April 16, 2009No Comments
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