Petty Officer 2nd Class Michael Monsoor received the Medal of Honor today in Washington D.C.  He wasn’t there to accept, however – he received the award posthumously. He died a true hero: jumping on a grenade, taking the explosion in order to save his comrades. On September 29, 2006, Michael Monsoor was part of an operation in Baghdad. He was on… Read More
Ryan "TheSuperfly" Prast • April 8, 20081 Comment
Cybertron Philippines and SM Megamall presents: THE PHILIPPINE LAUNCHING OF THE IRON MAN MOVIE TOYS! Yes, folks, It’s official! Cybertron Philippines, in cooperation with SM Megamall, will launch the Iron Man Movie Toys.  Details of the event are as ff: Date: April 12, 2008 Venue: Toy Kingdom, SM Megamall There will be lots of activities… Read More
Daniel Pickett • April 8, 2008No Comments
This just in from Diamond Select Toys: Though it’s true that Captain America has had better years, it’s finally starting to look up for the patriotic legend. Sure he was forced to go on the run from the authorities, adopt a fake identity and fight his former friends. No problem that he was arrested and… Read More
Daniel Pickett • April 7, 2008No Comments
If you love custom figure like I do then you won’t want to miss Custom Con 19, running all week long over on RTM.  If you are not familiar with the long runnig tradition of Custom Con it is a faux-Toy Fair, wishfull thinking showcase of great custom figures.   Check out day one here, and… Read More
Daniel Pickett • April 7, 2008No Comments
Wellington, New Zealand – 3 April 2008. Following the success of their debut range from The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe, Weta have once again teamed up with Disney Consumer Products and the talented technicians who worked on the highly anticipated sequel releasing this summer, The Chronicles Of Narnia: Prince… Read More
Daniel Pickett • April 4, 2008No Comments
Over on DST’s MySpace page they posted pictures of the Back To the Future Flux Capacitor that will be shipping next month. Here’s what they say: It’s What Makes Time Travel Possible! We’re hard at work getting ready for New York Comic Con, but we thought we’d take a short break to share pictures of… Read More
Daniel Pickett • April 4, 20082 Comments
Our friend Toy Guru has updated us on the pannels that Mattel will be participating in at New York Comic Con. Both panels will be on SATURDAY APRIL 19th. 11:00 – 12:00 Mattel and DC Comics – a heroic partnership. You’ve been a fan of Mattel’s popular DC toy lines, now find out the latest… Read More
Daniel Pickett • April 3, 2008No Comments
OK, so I’ve been away from the blog for awhile. Work has been kicking my ass, big time. Lots to blog about, lots more unseen concepts to see, and lots to talk about concerning upcoming toy news that we can’t speak of just yet. In the meantime, I’m not sure anything I could write about… Read More
Jason "ToyOtter" Geyer • April 2, 2008No Comments
NY– Mezco Toyz is gearing up for the release of the 1st wave of “Heroes” 7-inch action figures from the hit award-winning NBC series. The first of three assortments planned for 2008 will arrive in stores in June. In a move sure to thrill “Heroes” fans, Toys “R”Us will be offering two exciting exclusive figures:… Read More
Daniel Pickett • April 2, 2008No Comments
We have a VERY special treat today! Mattel is letting us debut their new/upcoming commercial for the DC Universe Classics line here on AFI! This is time it’s been seen outside the closed doors of Mattel and you see it here FIRST! It looks like a bit of a throw back to the old Star… Read More
Daniel Pickett • April 1, 2008No Comments
Inspired by Cartoon Network’s hit television series for boys 6-11, Ben 10™, Bandai America has launched its "Ultimate Alien Hangout"sweepstakes, where one lucky winner will score a Ben 10 room transformation,featuring Ben 10 room décor, artwork and some of action figures. Fans can enter the sweepstakes online at www.bandai.com/ben10/alienhangout for a chance to win the room… Read More
Daniel Pickett • March 28, 2008No Comments
Just posted a new feature on Diamond Select Toys recent MiniMates 4-pack based on Fox’s "24."  This set features Jack, Nina, Kim and David Palmer.  As we all wait for a new season of "24" let’s take a closer look at this fun 4-pack in the Features Section.  Click on the image to read the… Read More
Daniel Pickett • March 28, 2008No Comments
This just in from Diamond Select Toys:  Marvel Minimates Series 19 and 20 delivered core members of the Avengers, X-Men and Spider-Man casts and increased the number of Marvel Minimates released to over 150.  Not to be outdone in 2008, we have the next waves of two-inch block figures ready to knock your socks off!… Read More
Daniel Pickett • March 28, 2008No Comments
Want to check out an episode of the highly anticipated Blue Dragon series before its premiere later this Spring? Cartoon Network will be airing an exclusive sneak peek of Blue Dragon on Friday, March 28 at 11:30 am and Saturday, March 29 at 10:30 pm. The series, which features character designs by Akira Toriyama (Dragon… Read More
Daniel Pickett • March 28, 2008No Comments
ToplessRobot.com has a fun feature on the 10 Most Needless Action Figure Additions. It’s a fun read.  See if you agree with #1, then come back here and make your own list in the forums.  And, while you’re over there also check out The 10 Star Wars Toys that Unintentionally Look Like Other Celebrities written… Read More
Daniel Pickett • March 27, 2008No Comments
BATMAN: THE MOVIE SPECIAL EDITION BLU-RAY DISCThe 1966 Caped-Crusading Classic Starring Adam West Dashes Onto Blu-Ray Disc July 1 From Fox Home Entertainment Dynamic Disc Features New, Exclusive High Definition Extras, Plus A BD Industry First, Nelson Riddle’s Cool Jazz Score Presented As An Isolated Music Track In Lossless Audio Also Available, A Limited, Special… Read More
Daniel Pickett • March 27, 20081 Comment
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Daniel Pickett • March 24, 2008No Comments
On Saturday I spent a few hours wandering around Wizard World LA.  It’s still a very small show, so it was a perfect time to introduce my daughter to the world of comic book conventions.  She even went in costume!   We ran into a few special folks, such as Aaron Douglas aka Chief Tyrol… Read More
Daniel Pickett • March 21, 20081 Comment
YAMATO USA ONLINE SPECIAL TANDEM TWIN Animal Girls: Dog Annerose Torrance, CA, March 19,2008 –From the weird and wonderful world of TANDEM TWIN, Yamato presents master sculptor Kouichi Yamazaki (TANDEM TWIN)’s latest incarnation: DOG ANNEROSE. Inspired by the German Shepard, this canine cutie is on patrol for all you naughty boys. So be on your… Read More
Daniel Pickett • March 21, 2008No Comments
GN-U DOU: GALAXY CYCLONEBRAIGER – BRAIGER   Yamato Announces the Next Revolution in Action Figures   Torrance, CA, March 18, 2008 – Yamato is pleased to introduce a new revolution in action figures:  The GN-U DOU (GN-U meaning “band of brave warriors”, and DOU “movement” in Japanese).  The GN-U DOUis a tribute to the giant robots… Read More
Daniel Pickett • March 21, 2008No Comments