This is the first time I’ve felt compelled & justified in making a short "addendum" blog to one of my previous entries.  As my loyal readers will remember, a short time ago I wrote about the Electro figure in my first Secret Wars Highlight. Well, my new friend Jason Sanders read that, sent along two… Read More
ChipCataldo • June 8, 2009No Comments
Stamford, CT June 6, 2009 – Friday, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced a settlement with Mattel Inc., of El Segundo, CA and its wholly owned subsidiary, Fisher-Price Inc., of East Aurora, NY in the amount of $2.3 million for violating the federal lead paint ban. Enacted in 1978, the Consumer Product Safety Act… Read More
Daniel Pickett • June 7, 2009No Comments
I just linked to an eBay auction about a figure and saw this text in the auction.  I’ve seen it before.  It makes me cringe.  And usually I do not bid. "Seller will LEAVE FEEDBACK in return once Buyers RECEIVED purchased items & LEFT FEEDBACK for Seller. " According to this, feedback for the buyer… Read More
Erik "Superfriend" Skov • June 7, 200918 Comments
  AFI wishes our good friend and Prototype Painter Eddie Wires a very Happy Birthday!  For those of you that own the Toy Biz Hulk Classics Wave II Absorbing Man figure should find it every easy to remember Ed’s birthday each year as it is ole’ Crusher’s prison number on his pants.   You can… Read More
Daniel Pickett • June 5, 2009No Comments
A pretty damn cool thing, this is.  It’s the pack-in catalog for the Secret Wars figures released by the Gulliver toy company in Brazil. Note that all the figures come with stands, as well.  I’ve only ever seen two of the carded Gulliver releases come up for sale, and they’ve both been very expensive.  Hopefully… Read More
ChipCataldo • June 5, 20095 Comments
Marvel is proud to announce that new and renewing subscribers to Marvel Digital Comics Unlimited (www.marvel.com/nickfury) will receive an exclusive, all-new Hasbro Marvel Universe Nick Fury action figure! Inspired by his dramatic return in Secret Invasion, this all new figure features the kind of weaponry Fury needs to repel a Skrull invasion—or any other unlucky… Read More
Daniel Pickett • June 5, 2009No Comments
This July, get ready for more Wolverine and the X-Men Action!  And just when the summer couldn’t get any better for Comic Book Fans everywhere…… Marvel Animation and Lionsgate will bring Wolverine fans the eagerly anticipated 2nd DVD from Nicktoons Network’s hit animated series Wolverine And The X-Men. In Wolverine And The X-Men: Deadly Enemies,… Read More
Daniel Pickett • June 5, 2009No Comments
An APA or Amateur Press Association is a group of people who produce individual pages or magazines, which are typically referred to as “zines,” that are sent to a Central Mailer for collation and distribution to all members of the group. Long before the advent of the internet and personal computers, APAs were a way… Read More
Glenn Moss • June 5, 20095 Comments
  Playmates Toys has recently made a significant expansion to their boys action category in a big way this year with lines based upon two big summer movies: Paramount’s Star Trek and Warner Bros’ Terminator Salvation. The first wave of product for both lines have been in stores prior to each films opening, and fans… Read More
Jeff Cope • June 5, 2009No Comments
Anime Boston – What is a Super-Hero fan to buy? Saturday.  I had circled the dealer rooms twice.  Only New England Comics display caught my eye.  They had trade paperbacks of their Tick series.  But at NYCC earlier this year I had been able to pick up Showcase volumes for 5$ each.  25$ or more… Read More
Erik "Superfriend" Skov • June 4, 20092 Comments
Our very of SpyMagician of Men of Action fame has gotten a hold of an early copy of the upcoming Masters of the Universe Classics Tri-Klops figure and gives it a review.    Tri-Klops will be available later this summer exclusively on MattyCollector.com. Find out what he thought of it here. Read More
Daniel Pickett • June 4, 2009No Comments
The Transformer’s Team at Hasbro has once again come through for AFi readers answering your latest and greatest post-BotCon Transformers questions.  These questions were submitted by AFi readers via our Forums.   Q1: My big questions is "Since Transformers Animated has it’s last season on the Cartoon Network, Is there any chance it gets picked up… Read More
Daniel Pickett • June 4, 2009No Comments