19 New Programming Ventures: Seven New Animated Series and Four Original Movies (Live-Action/CG-Animated) Network Introduces For the First Time Six Live-Action "Alternative" Series and Two Scripted Live-Action Pilots Sports Partnership with NBA, Recruits Boston Celtics Superstar Eddie House for My Dad’s a Pro Short-Form Series ATLANTA, March 25 /PRNewswire/ — Cartoon Network announced a dramatic… Read More
Daniel Pickett • March 25, 2009No Comments
Over on Diamond Select Toy’s Art Asylum blog they debuted six new items solicited in the new issue of Previews.  Three of the new items were Minimates.   Marvel Minimates Series 27 Asst The bestselling Marvel Minimates line continues with this themed assortment featuring the stars of Marvel’s award-winning Ultimates series! Each case includes Ultimate… Read More
Daniel Pickett • March 25, 2009No Comments
We’re mid-way through JLU week here on AFI, as we continue to take a closer look at the next wave of Justice League Unlimited figures that should be hitting your local Target stores very soon.  This is a great no-brainer repaint of the original 5-point of articulation John Stewart figure, but this time he’s in… Read More
Daniel Pickett • March 25, 2009No Comments
This week AFI’s own Superfriend brings us an interview with Vinnie D’Alleva former VP Marketing Hasbro, Inc.  from 1989 – 1999, one of the founders of Hasbro’s "New Ventures" division.  Find out about the transformation of Total Justice in the the JLA line, find out if writing a thesis paper can get you a job… Read More
Daniel Pickett • March 25, 2009No Comments
A vinyl toy maven I am not. But some things I find irresistible. It takes extreme will power not to drop a wad every time I get out to California and visit Kid Robot or when I stop in at Red Hot Robot here in Phoenix. Because I know that embracing the designer toy world… Read More
Danny "CantinaDan" Neumann • March 25, 20094 Comments
In what could only be called a massive disappointment, Hasbro launched a new line of action figures based on characters from the Indiana Jones movies last year. The manufacturer was disappointed in lackluster sales that quickly resulted in retailers pulling their support. Collectors who enjoyed the toys were disappointed in the line’s quick demise. Others… Read More
Jon "Caped Crusader" Edwards • March 24, 200918 Comments
The first of the Earth 3 Crime Syndicate figures is in this first new wave of Justice League Unlimited figures for 2009.  Super Woman is featured on Day 2 of AFI’s Justice League week showing new Justice League Unlimited figures coming very soon to a Target store near you. You can see all the pictures… Read More
Daniel Pickett • March 24, 2009No Comments
 The Semi-Final brackets for the Four Horsemens’ “March Mauling” are now up and awaiting your vote at FANtastic Exclusive, and we’re down to the “Fatal Four” as chosen by action figure fans worldwide.    The voting was fast and vicious this time around, lasting only a week, and the four victors mercilessly pummeled their competitors… Read More
Daniel Pickett • March 24, 2009No Comments
DC Direct has released their solicitations for products that will be arriving in stores in November of 2009. FIGURES BLACKEST NIGHT SERIES2 ACTION FIGURES As anticipation for the BLACKEST NIGHT event continues to build, DC Direct introduces the second series of action figures based on this storyline! Includes: Black Lantern Martian Manhunter • 7” h… Read More
Daniel Pickett • March 24, 2009No Comments
Looks like there’s a bit of ugliness surrounding Barbie on her 50th Birthday.   According to this article in the Idaho Statemen  a man by the name of Anthony Bulone says he was the actual sculptor of the original Barbie doll and that it’s features are based one those of his late wife.  According to… Read More
Daniel Pickett • March 23, 2009No Comments
When I worked at Hasbro, I worked with a variety of people across all departments.  One of my colleagues that I spent a fair amount of time discussing Action figures with was Vinnie D’Alleva.  Its now been about a dozen years since I left.  I tracked down Vinnie and he was kind enough to agree… Read More
Erik "Superfriend" Skov • March 23, 200914 Comments
We kick off AFI’s JLU week with a fan requested repaint.  At the time of his regular release there was a lot of speculation as to the color choice on Bosster gold and why he was painted copper and black.   But now, at long last we have him in his correct costume colors and… Read More
Daniel Pickett • March 23, 2009No Comments