Try as they might, the Four Horsemen weren’t able to get the dark overlord, Scarabus, from their Gothitropolis property produced in time for the 2008 San Diego Comic Con. But Scarabus’ evil minions, the Time Keepers, wouldn’t miss the chance to wreak havoc on the event!    That doesn’t mean that fan-chosen Scarabus is completely… Read More
Daniel Pickett • July 9, 2008No Comments
Weta, New Zealand’s multi Academy Award winning visual effects house will be traveling to California to meet the fans at the 2008 Comic Con International at the San Diego Convention Center. Weta will be showing for the first time their full ranges of collectible sculptures from Disney’s The Chronicles Of Narnia: Prince Caspian and BBC’s… Read More
Daniel Pickett • July 9, 2008No Comments
Shocker Toys steps up with the hottest exclusive figures this summer: Metalocalypse Limited to 500 sets, selling for $80 and available only at San Diego Comic Con Booth #3849. This all-new line features fully painted vinyl action figures of Dethklok, the undisputed greatest animated metal band in the galaxy featured on Adult Swim’s hit series,… Read More
Daniel Pickett • July 9, 20081 Comment
Here I am, knowing 5 waves of Mattel’s DCUC, and debating.   Do I buy or not.  I saw Black Manta again yesterday.  At 10$ each and in the 6" scale, they look a lot like DCDirect figures to me.  And that’s the problem. For every figure Mattel has offered so far – and is offering… Read More
Erik "Superfriend" Skov • July 9, 200826 Comments
Hot on the heels of our Custom Showcase, the gang over at The Fwoosh has done it again with another awesome Custom Con! (Side note: probably a bit too hot on our heels! Next time we’ll space ourshowcase out a bit more to give the great customizers out there a breather) In fact, it’s the… Read More
Jason "ToyOtter" Geyer • July 7, 2008No Comments
New York- Standing beneath the towering visage of a glowering Hellboy, Mezco’s Director of Special projects “handed off” various items from the new Hellboy 2:The Golden Army line of action figures to representatives from Museum of the Moving Image. Among the items donated were prototypes of the new film’s main characters; Hellboy, Abe Sapien, Liz,… Read More
Daniel Pickett • July 7, 2008No Comments
I’m not a very good artist. I mean, I’m OK as far as it goes. I can get the job done or at least figure out what needs to be done. But when it comes to guys like Matt Cauley or Kerry Gammill or Dave Hudnut (all guys I know and worked with) there’s just… Read More
Jason "ToyOtter" Geyer • July 5, 20088 Comments
Happy 4th of July, all! This holiday always makes me think of being a kid back in the 1980s, hanging out with my friends for backyard grilling, then going to another house for more grilling, then another house for even more grilling….you get the picture. Since I moved away from home in 1990 I’ve rarely… Read More
Jason "ToyOtter" Geyer • July 4, 20088 Comments
Yesterday’s announcement from Mattel on their upcoming collector’s website was a bombshell of joy for most collectors, but now the questions arise on how it will work and what does it mean to all of us rabid collectors?  I know I had quite a few questions and I was seeing more on our message boards,… Read More
Daniel Pickett • July 3, 2008No Comments
Hey toy fans of all ages, Well it is that time again. Mattel is gearing up for our really big show down in San Diego at the annual Comic Con July 23-27th 2008. We’ll be there in full force with the largest booth presence we’ve ever had to meet and greet toy fans of all… Read More
Daniel Pickett • July 2, 20083 Comments
As we enter the home stretch toward SDCC 08 the Marvel Team from Hasbro updates us on the answers to our  burning questions that AFI readers have posted in our forums:     Q1. What are the chances of a 3 3/4 Iron Man in the Hulk movie line? Are there more 3 3/4 figures planned… Read More
Daniel Pickett • July 2, 2008No Comments
Yes, this is yet another blog entry about Mattel’s soon (but not soon enough) to be released Infinite Heroes toyline.  Back in the early 1990’s Al Gore introduced some legislation about what he termed the Information Superhighway, otherwise known as the Internet, leading to his supposed claim of inventing the internet.  Well in much the… Read More
Jeff Cope • July 2, 20085 Comments