Wizard World Los Angeles announced that Kotobukiya, Japan’s number one collector toy company, will be hosting a special panel at 11 a.m. this Saturday (March 15) in Room 304, showcasing an exciting new line of statues. The panel, to be presented by Kotobukiya’s Frank Supiot and moderated by ToyFare Editor Zach Oat, promises to give… Read More
Daniel Pickett • March 12, 2008No Comments
I was in the mall tonight and stopped by the little mom and pop toy store that always has some fun bootleg items.  I came across this:   Ya know… I think I would have enjoyed Spider-man3 more if they had replaced the emo dance number with footage of Spider-man riding around New York on… Read More
Daniel Pickett • March 12, 2008No Comments
The official Indiana Jones website revealed the new poster for the upcoming movie "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull." The poster was painted by Drew Struzan. Click here to go to indianajones.com to get the poster in high resolution on your desktop. Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal SkullIn Theaters… Read More
Daniel Pickett • March 11, 2008No Comments
Following up our news last week of the NECA Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle exclusive boxed set at New York Comic Con we now have a look at what set looks like in the package.       This exclusive, limited to just 500 pieces, will be the only version of the box set to contain… Read More
Daniel Pickett • March 11, 2008No Comments
  According to Universal Studios, the first trailer for the upcoming "Incredible Hulk" movie will be attached to Doomsday, in theaters this Friday March 14th.   Check your local listings for information and show times.    Read More
Daniel Pickett • March 11, 2008No Comments
NECA announced this awesome exclusive today on their MySpace page:   NECA’s2008 convention season kicks off with the 3rd annual New York Comic Con April 18 – 20th 2008! This year, NECA has a very special exclusive, and a very special guest. Peter Laird, co-creator of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, will be appearing at… Read More
Daniel Pickett • March 8, 2008No Comments
Jason and the gang over at BifBangPow have released the information on the upcoming 2nd wave of Flash Gordon action figures.  The announcement of this 4 figure wave was made over on their official site: Hello everyone, Jason here again with some news many of you have been waiting for. After lots of discussions and… Read More
Daniel Pickett • March 8, 2008No Comments
QUEENS, NEW YORK: EMCE Toys, the brand that brought classic ‘70s toy company MEGO back from the dead this year, announced that it is releasing four 8” poseable action figures based on characters from the seminal 1968 cult zombie classic NIGHT OF THE LVING DEAD.  The heads are sculpted by fan favorite James Brady in… Read More
Daniel Pickett • March 6, 2008No Comments
AFI was sad to hear of of the passing of D&D creator Gary Gygax.   Like many of the rest of you, we spent many an Elementary and Junior High afternoon rolling 20 sided dice, painting little lead figures and listening to the descriptions given to us by our Dungeon Masters.  D&D was a very influential… Read More
Daniel Pickett • March 4, 2008No Comments
North Hills, CA March 3, 2008 – Imperial Toy® LLC, a leading manufacturer of licensed and proprietary bubbles & novelties announced today that it is acquiring One Stop Toy® Co., Inc. One Stop Toy® is a leading manufacturer of licensed opening price point toys, located in neighboring Northridge, CA. "The Acquisition of One Stop Toy®… Read More
Daniel Pickett • March 3, 2008No Comments
By John Charles Recently, I had the good fortune to once again be invited to Mezco’s headquarters in Queens, New York.  There, a stone’s throw from the famous Silvercup Studios and a short ride on the 7 train from the legendary Times Square, I was greeted by Mezco’s gregarious Administrator and Director Of Special Projects; […] Read More
AFi Admin • March 2, 2008No Comments
LOS ANGELES, CA (February 29, 2008) – Showtime Networks Inc. has announced that it has awarded a licensing contract for their critically acclaimed original drama, Dexter, to manufacturer Bif Bang Pow! The series follows Dexter Morgan (Michael C. Hall), an incredibly likeable forensics expert for the Miami Metro Police Department, who moonlights as a serial… Read More
Daniel Pickett • February 29, 2008No Comments
Today is Leap Day, the extra day that we tack on to February every four years to keep the calendar in time with the seasons. We do this because the Earth does not orbit the sun in a nice round 365 days, but rather in 365 days, 5 hours, 48 minutes, and 45 seconds. Ancient… Read More
Daniel Pickett • February 29, 2008No Comments
This news is a little late as it came in while I was prepping for Toy Fair, but it’s so cool I have to mention it.  AFI friend and board-member  Antony C has opened up what may just be the definitive Wonder Woman archive- ExperiencetheWonder.com. It’s thorough, easy to read, and a great resource for… Read More
Daniel Pickett • February 29, 2008No Comments
NY- Fans of the popular NBC series Heroes are eagerly awaiting the release of the Mezco Toyz action figures of their favorite characters from the award winning series. Collectors are pre-ordering the figures online in record numbers and the prototypes, on display at NBC’s Rockefeller Center headquarters, draw crowds of onlookers who pose next to… Read More
Daniel Pickett • February 27, 2008No Comments
JAKKS'(TM) Electronics Roster Includes NextGeneration EyeClops(TM) Products, Ulti-Motion(TM) Wireless Motion Gaming System Products and G2: Game Girl(TM) Deluxe Hannah Montana(TM)Plug and Play, Collectible Plush Linking to Neopets.com DiscoveryKids(TM)-Branded ”Smart” Toys MALIBU, Calif. –(Business Wire)– Feb. 18, 2008JAKKS Pacific, Inc. (NASDAQ:JAKK) is presenting the company’s line-up of interactive toys and games to media and buyers attending… Read More
Daniel Pickett • February 25, 2008No Comments
Medicom has recently announced the acquisition of the LOST license and the first wave of Kubricks based on the ABC series.  They are believed to have an August release date. Shown in the first wave are:  ●JACK●KATE●SAWYER●SAYID●HURLEY●LOCKE●CHARLIE Additional information is available on Medicom’s official site.  Read More
Daniel Pickett • February 25, 2008No Comments
The gang here at AFI just finished labeling a buttload of new galleries, many with lots of shots not seen before! Click on the links below to see what’s new at Hasbro, Mattel, Mezco, Kotobukiya, WizKids, Bandai and Gentle Giant! UPDATE: added Playmobil, Accoutrements (Archie McPhee), Schylling, and the Toy Association Hall of Fame! Hasbro… Read More
Jason "ToyOtter" Geyer • February 24, 2008No Comments
  In the coming weeks I’ll be posting news, information and my general thoughts about what I saw this year at Toy Fair 2008.   First up is retailer turned manufacturer Amok Time You can see all of our Amok Time Showroom Photos by clicking here.  Amok Time Amok Time is having a go at… Read More
Daniel Pickett • February 23, 2008No Comments
Last week we started seeing a photoshopped mock-up of the Deluxe 2-disk Justice League: The New Frontier DVD set that came with an exclusive PVC Hal Jordan.   We first learned of this exclusive pack-in from a picture in a Best Buy add.  There has been a lot of speculation on what the figure will really… Read More
Daniel Pickett • February 23, 2008No Comments