MiniMates news from the latest DST E-Spectrum  Mirror, Mirror on the Wall… The best-selling Star Trek Minimates make their first box set appearance with this limited "Mirror, Mirror" collection containing the evil versions of your favorite Star Trek characters. Featuring the crew in their Mirror Universe attire, this set includes the warped Captain Kirk, the… Read More
Daniel Pickett • February 1, 2008No Comments
Hasbro has opened a special "Hall of Armors" site for their upcoming Iron Man Movie product.   So far, they have revealed the Mark I-III versions of the armor, and will continue revealing more figures in the coming weeks.  You can also check out some CG Iron Man videos and get the latest Hasbro Iron… Read More
Daniel Pickett • January 31, 2008No Comments
I haven’t had a chance to see either movie yet, but I saw this on a white board at work and it cracked me up.  RAMBO vs. CLOVERFIELD    Read More
Daniel Pickett • January 30, 2008No Comments
I should have gotten up earlier drinking cold beer in Moab Ellen Page I hope DCUC goes on forever phrases that annoy me: from the get go, the whole kit and caboodle, hunker down words that annoy me: underling, discharge, synergistic, barista, snuggle, jiggy Richard Marx had a weird head The Illuminati this car is… Read More
Ryan "TheSuperfly" Prast • January 29, 2008No Comments
Most people who know me around the ‘net know I love these guys…     …and I really love these guys…     But, if the chips were down (or the house was on fire) and I’m being completely honest, I think I love these guys…      And especially this guy…      …even… Read More
Jason "JJJason" Chirevas • January 29, 2008No Comments
Most people who know me around the ‘net know I love these guys… Read More
Jason "JJJason" Chirevas • January 29, 2008No Comments
AFI wishes LEGO a happy 50th Birthday!   You don’t look a day over 10!   Thanks for the fun, the stimulation to our imaginations and for staying true to your product.   Here’s to 50 more!  50th Birthday of the LEGO BrickThe LEGO® Brick – A Quality Product The 50th birthday of the LEGO… Read More
Daniel Pickett • January 28, 2008No Comments
Ofttimes, I am amused by very simple things. And nothing is quite so amusing to me these days that the non-sequitur brilliance of Lolcats. For those who aren’t up on your internet memes, Lolcats are the labeling of random pictures of cats (or other critters) usually with an in-joke based on Lolcats itself.  It all… Read More
Jason "ToyOtter" Geyer • January 28, 2008No Comments
As we ramp up to ToyFair 2008, we’re making a few minor tweaks here at AFI to further make this the best experience possible for our readership. To that end, we know have all of our past convention coverage in one place, with a new link at the very top of the page for ease… Read More
Jason "ToyOtter" Geyer • January 27, 2008No Comments
This technology isn’t new, it’s been used at Disneyland’s Fantasmic show for well over a decade, but this is the first time I’ve seen it used for a temporary promotion. To advertise the film ‘The Water Horse’, promoters are creating a hologram by projecting the Nessie image over a very fine mist being sprayed in… Read More
Jason "ToyOtter" Geyer • January 26, 20081 Comment
…to watch this…   …more than once and then get the song out of your head.  Although maybe it’s just something than happens to Disney freaks like me.  Hot Dog!!! -JJJ  Read More
Jason "JJJason" Chirevas • January 25, 2008No Comments
They called it the greatest discovery in human history. The civilizations of the galaxy call it… MASS EFFECT. www.hyperchildwow.com/blog/ Read More
Daniel Pickett • January 25, 2008No Comments
This is a bit late, since I started it last weekend then got bogged down at work. But life is funny that way. Ok, so I usually don’t do reviews on the blog but I though that since we’re featuring the announcement of Hasbro’s tie-in figure of the "Cloverfield Monster" on the front page that… Read More
Jason "ToyOtter" Geyer • January 25, 20081 Comment
EL SEGUNDO, CA (January 23, 2008) – FORTUNE announced today that Mattel [NYSE: MAT], the world’s largest toy company, has been named to the prestigious 11th annual “100 Best Companies to Work For” list, ranking number 70. Mattel is the only toy company to make the 2008 list. “We’re proud to be named among this… Read More
Daniel Pickett • January 23, 2008No Comments
 January 22, 2008 (SEATTLE) — WizKids Inc. announces the manufacture sellout of DC HeroClix®: Crisis five-figure Boosters and bricks.  Crisis, releasing February 27, is completely sold out at the manufacturer in North America due to unexpectedly high preorder sales.  DC HeroClix: Crisis brings to players’ tabletops characters from the Crisis on Infinite Earths, Infinite Crisis,… Read More
Daniel Pickett • January 22, 2008No Comments
NEW FANTASTIC EXCLUSIVE 2008 ROUND! A new year brings a new round of voting in the Four Horsemen’s ongoing action figure fan based project: FANtastic Exclusive2008.This time it’s going to be a somewhat simplified two-parter. Scarabus, the fan-voted winning character from the Four Horsemen’s Gothitropolis property is going to be a six inch scaled figure… Read More
Daniel Pickett • January 22, 2008No Comments
ACTION FIGURES  ALL STAR ACTION FIGURES It’s an all-star lineup featuring the work of two fan-favorite artists in this series! Four of DC’s superstars are represented here: Batman and Batgirl, as drawn by Jim Lee in All Star Batman and Robin the Boy Wonder, and Superman and Super Lois, as drawn by Frank Quitely in… Read More
Daniel Pickett • January 22, 2008No Comments
It’s being reported by CNN.com and TMZ.com that Heath Ledger star of the upcoming The Dark Knight has been found dead by his housekeeper today in his NYC appartment.  No other details are known at this time. Read More
Daniel Pickett • January 22, 2008No Comments
Pawtucket, RI– January, 21 2008 — Hasbro, Inc. (NYSE: HAS) brings to market the figure of one of the most tightly held secrets in recent Hollywood history: the “Cloverfield” Monster.  Following the 1-18-08theatrical release of Paramount Pictures and Bad Robot’s“Cloverfield,” fans will be able to order a highly detailed representation of the beast beginning today… Read More
Daniel Pickett • January 22, 2008No Comments
New Feature posted As we wait for Galactic Season 4 to start back up in April,  we take a look at DST/Art Asylum’s second wave of modern Galactica MiniMates.  This wave features everything you want in a MiniMates wave:  Viper Pilots, Commanding Officers and Hooch! Plus have a look at the next two waves planned. … Read More
Daniel Pickett • January 22, 2008No Comments