New Feature posted As we wait for Galactic Season 4 to start back up in April,  we take a look at DST/Art Asylum’s second wave of modern Galactica MiniMates.  This wave features everything you want in a MiniMates wave:  Viper Pilots, Commanding Officers and Hooch! Plus have a look at the next two waves planned. … Read More
Daniel Pickett • January 22, 2008No Comments
Diamond Select Toys and Art Asylum I’ve said it before, I’ll say it again: I LOVE THE "Re-Imagined" BATTLESTAR GALACTICA SERIES on the Sci Fi network. I watched the Mini-Series and thought it was OK, but as soon as I saw the episode "33" I knew I was hooked. I’ve been along for the ride [...] Read More
AFi Admin • January 21, 2008No Comments
TOY2R x SIMPSONS return with a second assortment of 3” Qees based on the iconic BART SIMPSON with a few added surprises for 2008! 2007 saw the release of the collaboration between the top animated show on television and the leading manufacturer of designer art figures with amazing results: A Sell-Out series of 3” and… Read More
Daniel Pickett • January 19, 2008No Comments
January 18, 2007 (SEATTLE) — WizKids Inc. announces the “Spot the Plot!” promotion in the Pirates of the Cursed Seas™: Rise of the Fiends PocketModel™ game. Rise of the Fiends explores the stories of legendary Pirates characters like Calico Cat, “Cannonball” Gallows and the Hag of Tortuga, and there is more to these characters than… Read More
Daniel Pickett • January 18, 2008No Comments
Hillside, New Jersey, January 17, 2008 – NECA announces the release of Gears of War Action Figures, due in stores late spring of 2008. The first wave in an ongoing line of action figures, the first assortment includes main character Marcus Fenix, Augustus Cole, and the villainous Locust Drone. Featuring an unprecedented amount of detail,… Read More
Daniel Pickett • January 18, 2008No Comments
DST’s  first two Minimates box sets based on the classic Battlestar Galactica series are well on their way to production, so here’s a look at the new packaging developed just for these sets. The Colonial Warriors box set includes Commander Adama, Apollo, Starbuck, Boomer and Muffit the daggit. That’s right! The first four-legged Minimate ever… Read More
Daniel Pickett • January 17, 2008No Comments
AFI would like to wish our old friend Jesse Falcon an VERY happy Birthday today.   I attribute a lot of my success at this "Toy Journalism" thing to Jesse.  He gave me my very first scoop back when I was first starting out, and he’s been a great friend ever since.   Have a great… Read More
Daniel Pickett • January 17, 2008No Comments
AFI just received our latest batch of answers from Mattel’s monthly Q&A they are doing with some selected websites.   Catching up on some housekeeping I thought I’d post the two latest rounds of Questions and Answers up on the News Page.   If you have questions for Mattel be sure to ask them in this… Read More
Daniel Pickett • January 17, 2008No Comments
In our last update on the production progress of the Ramathorr (and all of the exclusive variants) action figure, we mentioned that we were going the have our steel molds shipped to a new factory to begin production anew.   The new factory was finally able to take possession of the molds recently and inspect… Read More
Daniel Pickett • January 16, 2008No Comments
FOX, 20Q.net and Radica Team Up For A Special20Q™ The Simpsons Edition Game    BEVERLY HILLS,Calif., January 10, 2008 – “Don’t have a cow, man,” just answer the questions! Test your SIMPSONS I.Q.when you play the new 20Q™ THE SIMPSONS EDITION, challenging your knowledge of the people, places and things from the world of THE… Read More
Daniel Pickett • January 16, 20081 Comment
Big news over at the Mego Museum!  When Mego Collector Bruce Zalkin was contacted by a former Mego employee interested in selling a collection gathered during their days at Mego it was the FIND of a lifetime. The find contained product samples from Mego’s1974 Toy Fair exhibit including original package mock-ups,factory production samples and a… Read More
Daniel Pickett • January 16, 2008No Comments
As I was running errands over the weekend I stopped be a recently stocked Toys R Us and lucked into the other new heroes in The Batman line- The Superman, The Flash and The Martian Manhunter.  We had carded pictures of these figures up on the front page last week, but I hadn’t seen any… Read More
Daniel Pickett • January 14, 2008No Comments