Just before the holidays I got a package from Mattel.  One of the most surprising things in the box was a carded sample from DC Universe Classics Wave 7. The week before the holidays,  I had visited a local comic shop that is located up the street from Mattel HQ.  On display in the shop,… Read More
Daniel Pickett • December 28, 200822 Comments
Every JLU 3 pack seems to have a character in it you already have.  I know, its been that way since the beginning.  Mattel felt that the main characters for the show were needed to keep the line selling to Moms and Grandpas.  Then one day they decided to throw us collectors a bone.  A ‘collector… Read More
Erik "Superfriend" Skov • December 27, 20085 Comments
It’s getting hard for a news website to keep up with it all!  Below you will see the new images of the new Movie Masters figures, but in addition to that Mattel and MattyCollector launched a new Facebook page for Matty. If you are signed up with Facebook you can find his profile here- Matty’s… Read More
Daniel Pickett • December 26, 20083 Comments
We wish you a very Merry Christmas (Festivus/Kwanzaa/Time Travel Hannukah) this year, and lots of wishes that everyone is getting whatever they wanted, but more importantly what they needed this very dismal year. To remind everyone just what this holiday means, we’d like to present to you this heartwarming tale of the homeless bathing with… Read More
Jason "ToyOtter" Geyer • December 25, 20081 Comment
  We wish you all the warmest and happiest holiday season. Thank you to everyone that reads the site, sends us info, posts on the boards, and contributes to our community.   We love the site, we love toys and we love that you make our site a part of your hobby and your Internet… Read More
Daniel Pickett • December 25, 2008No Comments
http://www.newsarama.com/comics/120817-JLA-McDuffieB.html Looks like time for a new lineup. This reminds me of two other JL eras. 1. Detroit, after the Satellite era disbanded. 2. International, which brought us out of the Detroit disaster. Writer Grant Morrison showed us how good a JLA based on the founding team could be. Joe Kelly reminded us that if… Read More
Erik "Superfriend" Skov • December 24, 20088 Comments
Thank you to everyone for reading, linking, digging, forwarding, asking, offering, helping, posting and being a part of our community here at AFI.   And on the off chance you have forgotten "the reason for the season," let me jog your memory with the story of the birth of Jesus… as told entirely with Lego…. Read More
Daniel Pickett • December 24, 2008No Comments
I thought this was an interesting article in the LA Times this week. For that special someone who has everything: Custom Lego portraits Read More
Daniel Pickett • December 23, 2008No Comments
While this year has been less than stellar for most people, you cannot help but be hopeful of the future when you watch this incredibly inspiring speech: [youtube]d6wRkzCW5qI[/youtube] Happy Holidays, Folks! Read More
Jason "ToyOtter" Geyer • December 23, 20086 Comments
On the official Toy Fair website there are a few new licenses listed that Mezco Toys will be showing in 2009 that we had not heard of as of this writing.  In addition to "The Wolfman", which we did know about, were: Little Big Planet, Goosebumps, Mini Ninjas. It seems like the possibilities for Sony’s… Read More
Daniel Pickett • December 22, 2008No Comments
To recap, I think there are some very key issues to a successful JLU 3pack.  http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/blog/superfriend/a-perfect-jlu-3-pack/  http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/blog/superfriend/how-not-to-make-a-jlu-3-pack/ There is one 3 pack that was too good, and too bad. Superman, Batman, and Wonder Woman. . These days, DC refers to them as their "Trinity" (and the comic of that name is a good old school… Read More
Erik "Superfriend" Skov • December 20, 20086 Comments
 Maine’s Own Commander X Mego-Style Action Figure Debuts With Free Downloadable Comic Book PORTLAND, ME–(Marketwire – December 17, 2008) – Nemo Publishing has released a limited edition Mego-style action figure of the retro hero Commander X. Commander X is an integral character in Jay Piscopo’s new all-ages graphic novel series, "The Undersea Adventures of Capt’n… Read More
Daniel Pickett • December 19, 2008No Comments