I was on my way to lunch and suddenly in front of me was huge poster of a toy I did not know was coming.  There on the entrance to Burger King was a giant picture of Captain America from the Super Hero Squad.  Apparently, this had completely slipped under my radar.  The big deal… Read More
Erik "Superfriend" Skov • December 8, 20095 Comments
We must always remember what happened on this day at Pearl Harbor 68 years ago. The passing of time has not dulled the memories of those who endured the attack, which ushered the United States into World War II. For the United States, the war would last for three years and nine months more, until… Read More
Ryan "TheSuperfly" Prast • December 7, 20092 Comments
Found a fun little item over at Amazon this morning. Despite the title of the blog, it wasn’t a toy. In Amazon’s music download store they have an abundance of music that is free to download. I’m having fun checking that page each day as you never know what you’ll find each morning. Now the… Read More
Jim Abell • December 7, 20092 Comments
For anyone who is a regular visitor to AFI, I’m sure it’s no surprise to learn that the licensing and approval process for action figures is not an exact science. It’s usually fraught with delays, dozens of people who need to have everything run past them, misunderstandings, too many departments missing each other’s information (or… Read More
Jason "Plastic Soul" Lenzi • December 7, 20098 Comments
Sweet, a week late…punctuality is overrated. I wrote this last week and posted on facebook, but I wanted to share here too.Thanksgiving may be over, but the sentiment is always relevant.  – – – – – This Thanksgiving Day, it may be all-too-easy to dwell on the negative thoughts and feelings, and all the struggles… Read More
Ryan "TheSuperfly" Prast • December 3, 20091 Comment
Based upon the feedback from my prior blog, I’ve done some thinking.  What I’ve realized is that once I got started writing, I tried to put too many ideas in the blog which were not necessarily a good fit together. Click here to visit the referenced blog.   1. Saving money.  In this economy, we… Read More
Erik "Superfriend" Skov • December 3, 20097 Comments
How far our modern Star Wars figure collections have come. Even an optimistic fan of the cantina characters didn’t have high hopes for getting a figure of Leesub Sirln, a.k.a. Weird Girl. But she is a part of our bar scenes now. According to her cardback bio Leesub is hiding from Imperial authorities that suspect… Read More
Danny "CantinaDan" Neumann • November 26, 20096 Comments
Looking back on all the toy lines I enjoyed as a kid LJN’s Advanced Dungeons & Dragons stands near the top. So, yeah, this blog is gonna be a gush-fest. As a youngster I made one feeble attempt at the D&D role playing game. The D&D toys held my attention much longer! The first series… Read More
Danny "CantinaDan" Neumann • November 23, 200928 Comments
I’ve asked before if people think that DcDirect is in direct competition for our money with Mattel’s DCUC line.  The replies have been mostly, "no".  However, at least in my case, more often than not, they are.   Case in point, this past week.  My local comic shop, Time Capsule in Cranston, RI (free plug),… Read More
Erik "Superfriend" Skov • November 21, 200921 Comments
This past Saturday I woke up much earlier than I would have liked, and loaded into the "Van of Action" with a couple of AFi’s own Men of Action (SpyMagician,  Fresh Monkey and Scott Rogers) as well as a few other local collector friends (Flash Ah-ahhh!, BrianMan and Randy) and we headed out to that… Read More
Daniel Pickett • November 20, 200911 Comments
As far back as I can remember, I always wanted to be a gangster. No, wait, that’s not right. Sorry, start over. Ever since I was a kid, I’ve been collecting. Without even knowing it, I had the gene. I kept my  vinyl record albums and singles lined up straight, in the order I bought… Read More
Jason "Plastic Soul" Lenzi • November 20, 20095 Comments
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Daniel Pickett • November 19, 2009No Comments