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From the DC Direct Newsletter:  Please note that the MARTIAN MANHUNTER 13" DELUXE COLLECTOR FIGURE (OCT060314) will come with two interchangeable heads, as pictured in the October Previews (Volume XVI #10). This item is scheduled to arrive in stores on May 23.   Read More
Daniel Pickett • October 17, 2006No Comments
Ok.. this is a weird one.  The Suncoast Video in the mall over by my work closed down about 6-8 months ago after that big announcement that they were scuttling over half the stores.   I was sad to see it go because they were one of the last, great alternative sources of specialty market action… Read More
Daniel Pickett • October 17, 20061 Comment
Voting rounds 1 and 2 chose the property and character to represent FANtastic Exclusive 2007. The victor? The 7th Kingdom’s Elephant Swordsman! Now in round 3, action figure enthusiasts will get the opportunity to choose the size and amount of articulation for the blade-wielding pachyderm in relation to last years’ FANtastic Exclusive champ, Xetheus: Champion… Read More
Daniel Pickett • October 17, 2006No Comments
Please note that at this time, Bandai America will no longer offer new toys based on the Teen Titans property.  Bandai America is re-focusing its core strength in the boys’ category on some exciting new properties for 2007, including our recently announced acquisition Team Galaxy, which will begin airing on Cartoon Network this Fall. We… Read More
Daniel Pickett • October 17, 2006No Comments
Exclusive Golden Tamagotchi Not Available in Stores;   Fans Can Win One Via “Golden Month” Fan Celebration at Tamagotchi.com   (Cypress, CA – October 17, 2006) – For the first time in Tamagotchi history, Bandai America Inc. – inventor and pioneer of the worldwide “virtual pet” toy phenomenon – has designed and manufactured a special… Read More
Daniel Pickett • October 17, 2006No Comments
Not much of a post, but I saw this headline today and was wondering how many other comic readers had the same thought I did? Unusual Meteorite Found In Kansas.   -Jason Read More
Jason "ToyOtter" Geyer • October 17, 2006No Comments
Diamond Select Toys & Collectibles LLC (DST) is excited to announce an exclusive limited Chrome Silver Surfer resin statue, inspired by Marvel’s recent Silver Surfer “Annihilation” storyline!  Only available through New York-based retailer Best Comics, this highly collectible statue is scheduled to debut this fall and will be limited to an edition size of only… Read More
Daniel Pickett • October 16, 2006No Comments
In 2000, a little toy company was founded by long time toy developer Jerry Macaluso and John Schouweiler.  With the objective of making the best toys in the collectible toy market, they named this company State of the Art Toys, or SOTA Toys.  SOTA’s commitment to that goal soon attracted some of the industry’s top… Read More
Daniel Pickett • October 16, 2006No Comments
DC Direct Solicitations for items arriving in June of 07 FABLES STATUE: BIGBY & SNOW white Designed by Mark Buckingham Sculpted by Jim Maddox This beautifully sculpted statue of Bigby Wolf and Snow White from Vertigo’s acclaimed FABLES series statue stands approximately 10.5” high x  8” wide x 9” deep (including base), includes a four-color… Read More
Daniel Pickett • October 16, 2006No Comments
    October 16, 2006 (SEATTLE) — WizKids Inc. announced today the return of Dark Horse Comics to HeroClix® with the release of the seven-figure Dark Horse HeroClix Hellboy and the B.P.R.D Action Pack.  This windowed product, which features all-new sculpts and game play, will be released in March 2007.   Hellboy is the popular… Read More
Daniel Pickett • October 16, 2006No Comments
Looking Out My Office Window When I lived in Dallas years ago I probably visited this Toys R Us at least 3-4 times a week. It was only about 7 miles from my office, so it was a pleasant lunchtime excursion to see what was new. Now it is literally right below me in the… Read More
Jason "ToyOtter" Geyer • October 16, 2006No Comments
In the past I have shown you pictures of Marvel Legends prototypes, test shots and paint masters, but you’ve never seen what it takes to make a Marvel Legends figure. The picture to the right is of the steel tools it takes to make one Marvel Legends figure.  Every one of those boxes you see… Read More
Daniel Pickett • October 15, 2006No Comments
Today at Toys R Us I saw the new exclusive Mattel 12" Superman and Batman figures. These figures are enlarged version of their 6" Four Horsemen sculpted counterparts.  At first glance it looks like the bicept swivel and ankle articulation didn’t make the cut.  These appear to be solid figures like the Marvel Legends Icons… Read More
Daniel Pickett • October 15, 2006No Comments
It’s been over a year and a half since our inital launch in April 2005, and now Action Figure Insider is finally becoming the site we always envisioned it to be! All of our content has been consolidated into the Features sections, our news page is now streamlined and automated (letting us update easier and… Read More
Daniel Pickett • October 14, 2006No Comments
The fourth wave of Mattel’s DC SuperHeroes line has started showing up at Big Lots closeouts stores, almost sooner than they’re hitting general retailers! Although many are nervous that this bodes ill for the line, there has been no evidence at present that this is anything other than a slight abberation in the distribution channels…. Read More
Daniel Pickett • October 14, 2006No Comments
New Animated Movie Debuts on Cartoon Network during Toonami on Saturday, Oct. 28, at 9:30 p.m. (ET, PT) In the final days of World War II, a demon was summoned from the fiery depths of Hell to wage war. This child of darkness was rescued by the Allies.  Dubbed "Hellboy," he was raised to serve… Read More
Daniel Pickett • October 14, 2006No Comments
Fans of one of the most popular franchises in recent history celebrated the successful completion of Christie’s in New York unique three-day 40th Anniversary Star Trek auction last week – an extraordinary event including 1,000 individual lots!  Featuring models, props, costumes and sets from each of CBS Paramount Television’s ground-breaking Star Trek series and feature… Read More
Daniel Pickett • October 14, 2006No Comments
Well, here it is- the 100% redesigned and upgraded AFI! After planning, scheming, and pulling my hair out for nearly a year trying to make it work, Action Figure Insider is finally very close to how Daniel "Julius Marx" Pickett and I first planned it to be way back in April 2005. Lots has changed… Read More
Jason "ToyOtter" Geyer • October 13, 2006No Comments
I’ve been a collector for as long as I can remember. When I was around three years old, I collected sticks. Yes, ordinary branches that had fallen from trees, which came in all sorts of varieties and limited editions. After that I picked up stuffed animals whenever I could, the more unusual the critter (plush… Read More
Jason "ToyOtter" Geyer • October 13, 2006No Comments
Okay, so some of you are wondering what the deal is with this Superfly guy.  I mean he seems like a hip cat, right?  Nice, cool guy maybe, or pretty damn funny. Or annoying or totally full of himself or really cute or superhot or kinda like Jared from Subway? (I have been called all of… Read More
Ryan "TheSuperfly" Prast • October 10, 2006No Comments
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