I finally found remnants of DC Universe Classic Series 2 the other day.  Here are my reviews of the two figures I bought… Black Manta: There never needs to be another Black Manta figure. Superman Blue: There never needs to be another Superman Blue figure. The End I don’t even like Superman Blue as a… Read More
Jason "JJJason" Chirevas • April 19, 20083 Comments
I’m absorbing the NYCC 08 news as best I can along with the rest of you. The Justice League Unlimited news has me rather excited. I mean, Wonder Pig? Did not see that coming. Also announced: The Key, Atomic Skull, Shadow Thief, Silver Banshee, Giganta (10" and 4"), Captain Atom, KGBeast, and Galatea. In my… Read More
Danny "CantinaDan" Neumann • April 19, 20086 Comments
  Update! AFI "Man of Action" Pierre "Airmax" Kalenzaga sends in more pics from the con floor!     Update! AFI reader Sam "79bats" Freij sends in these pics from the con floor! More to come tonight!                        We had several friends sitting in on… Read More
Daniel Pickett • April 19, 20083 Comments
Iron Cow is taking pics for AFI officially and his gallery is linked off the news page.  H-Balm was nice enough to show us his pictures in his own gallery.  Check out this thread: http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=10921 Awesome job, both of you! Read More
Erik "Superfriend" Skov • April 19, 20084 Comments
SCOOP #6 Bif Bang Pow’s! Scott Ian Bobble  Our final scoop of the week comes from our new friends over at BifBangPow!  This one is hot off the presses!   Here is your first look at the Scott Ian of Anthrax bobble that was announced a few weeks back.  Continuing in the bobbling footsteps of their… Read More
Daniel Pickett • April 19, 20083 Comments
  Iron Cow has returned from Day One of New York comic con and uploaded all of his pictures and we have labeled EVERYONE OF THEM so you actually KNOW what you are looking at.   Check out the latest from: Mattel, Hasbro, DC Direct, Mezco, The Four Horsemen and much more! Click here to… Read More
Daniel Pickett • April 19, 2008No Comments
Some thoughts on what fans really want and why a single change of paint color will earn Mattel more money than they’ve been making… Read More
Scott Rogers • April 18, 20087 Comments
Okay, so it wasn’t all that noticable where I am but there is just somethng freaky about having the floor move beneath your chair.  Got to say that was the strangest "coffee-break" I’ve taken at work in a long time, everyone was just looking at each other going "is the floor moving?".  I know that… Read More
Jim Abell • April 18, 20083 Comments
Just got a call from the floor of NYCC.   On display at the DCD booth: New Gods/Kirby Wave II- Superman, Big Barda, Kalibak and Metron (without a chair)   Also a 13" Movie Rorschach is on display.   The 6" Rorschach figure has two clear plastic clip on face plates that change the pattern… Read More
Daniel Pickett • April 18, 20081 Comment
NYCC.  I started making plans to attend and cover NYCC as soon as we knew Mattel would show more stuff there.  Bus schedules deciphered.  NYCC programing analyzed for best exposure.  Business card and digital camera research were on my list of things to do.  But it was not to happen. A project at work got… Read More
Erik "Superfriend" Skov • April 18, 20084 Comments
  Matt "Iron Cow" Cauley, our man on the inside just sent us this image of the of the Watchmen movie figures: Silk Spectre and  Ozymandias (with a little bit of Rorschach).      Read More
Daniel Pickett • April 18, 20082 Comments
Doctor Who returns (at last) to American television tonight (Sci Fi Channel, 8:30pm) with the US broadcast premiere of the Voyage of the Damned (2007 Christmas Special). Series 4 officially begins on the following Friday. This year we are only a few weeks behind the original UK airdates, which is awesome.   Read More
Jeff Cope • April 18, 20083 Comments
Do your bit.   Read More
Jason "JJJason" Chirevas • April 18, 20082 Comments
It appears that Captain Action will be returning  as an action figure again!  Most of you probably only vaguely  remember him.  But, being the old fart that I am, I have fond memories of the good Captain.   Ideal came out with the Captain Action doll/action figure and his sidekick, Action Boy in direct competition… Read More
Glenn Moss • April 18, 20082 Comments
  Scoop # 5 Ryu from Ninja Gaiden by NECA Not final product and pending approval – sculpt in progress Randy and the gang over at NECA have given us another awesome action figure debut to premiere during SCOOP WEEK.  The great video game character from games spanning from 1988 up to today has the… Read More
Daniel Pickett • April 18, 200810 Comments
As I was walking the showroom floor at Toy Fair in NYC back in February I came across a small booth over by the Mezco booth with two guys sitting at a table.   These two guys were working hard, trying to interest passer-by buyers in their invention- The Yule Tool.   They were angling for… Read More
Daniel Pickett • April 18, 2008No Comments
Readers of my old AFI blog, Tales of a Would’ve-Been Action Hero know I’m a big wrestling fan, but you don’t need to like or know anything about wrestling to appreciate this. This past Tuesday night, WWE installed former American Gladiators host Mike Adamle as the new lead announcer for their ECW brand.  It did… Read More
Jason "JJJason" Chirevas • April 17, 20081 Comment
 April 18, 2008 (Shawnee KS) – Cast-a-Way Toys is bringing the ACTION back! CAPTAIN ACTION that is. To launch their new line of Retro-style action-figures Cast-a-Way Toys is partnering with Captain Action Enterprises to produce new 8-inch scaled action figures based on the iconic Captain Action. This groundbreaking action-figure of the 60’s, actually the first… Read More
Daniel Pickett • April 17, 2008No Comments
The Four Horsemen are kicking off their first New York Comic Con appearance (April 18th – 20th) by revealing their fully painted 2-up prototype of their fan-chosen “Gothitropolis” character, SCARABUS!    Scarabus has been chosen by action figure collectors to be the next limited production action figure associated with the Four Horsemen’s “FANtastic Exclusive 3”… Read More
Daniel Pickett • April 17, 20081 Comment
I’ve loved GI Joe since the early 80s – I was a fan of the comics, the cartoon and especially the toys. GI Joe started me on customizing. GI Joe taught me not to play in a lake when a lightning storm was coming though or to hide in a refrigerator while playing hide and… Read More
Pierre "Airmax" Kalenzaga • April 17, 20082 Comments