Tag: Comic Books

 

by Daniel Pickett
August 12, 2010
"My favorite things in life (well, aside from my wife and family) are painting toy prototypes and eliminating the zombie scourge…" – Eddie Wires 1972-2010   I’m absolutely devastated at the news that I received this morning that my friend, pioneering prototype painter Ed Wires ("Eddie" to his friends), passed away last night of an…

 

by Daniel Pickett
July 30, 2010
First ever comics based on most infamous Star Trek™ villain Complete with exclusive Khan plush doll, coming in October   “Khan is the classic Star Trek villain, and the Tipton brothers have crafted a truly engrossing story, one that eloquently spans the gaps in Khan’s history and makes his story whole,” said editorScott Dunbier. When…

 

by Daniel Pickett
July 9, 2010
Pittsburgh, — Orangestone Promotions, Inc., promoters of  the Steel City Con (http://www.steelcitycon.com) is celebrating 21 years as Pennsylvania’s Largest Toy, Comic Book and Pop Culture Convention this August 6-8, 2010 at the Monroeville Convention Center.   The celebrity guest list continues to build as Pittsburgh gets ready to host a national level show.  In addition to…

 

by Daniel Pickett
June 7, 2010
Mezco Toyz creates 8inch plush figures of Scott Pilgrim and Ramona Flowers, based on the characters from the upcoming Universal Studios movie “Scott Pilgrim vs. the World”, due August 2010. Meet charming and jobless Scott Pilgrim (Michael Cera); a bass guitarist for garage band Sex Bob-omb. The 22-year-old has just met the girl of his…

 

by Daniel Pickett
June 2, 2010
(Atlanta, June 2) — Production begins today in Atlanta for AMC’s adaptation of the Robert Kirkman comic The Walking Dead. The six-episode first season — written, produced and directed by three-time Academy Award-nominee Frank Darabont (The Shawshank Redemption, The Green Mile) and executive produced by Gale Anne Hurd (The Terminator, Aliens, Armageddon, The Incredible Hulk) – follows a…

 

by Daniel Pickett
May 27, 2010
BEWARE THE MUCUS TICK!!   Idle Hands Mucus Tick Exclusive Action Figure Coming Soon Parlin, New Jersey (May 27th, 2010) – Idle Hands and Shocker Toys today announced a limited partnership to create the first Idle Hands action figure exclusive – MUCUS TICK!! When comic book and cartoon hero The Tick fights an "Uncommon Cold",…

 

by Daniel Pickett
May 14, 2010
 The old saying goes, “If a door closes, a window opens.”  Well, Shocker Toys’ latest announcement is living proof of that adage.    The ‘Closed Door’:  Shocker’s Indie Spotlight Series One (The Maxx Series) is being retired.  Several big retailers like Hastings and Toys R Us have bought almost all of the entire remaining product…

 

by Daniel Pickett
April 30, 2010
Matty from MattyCollector.com and ToyGuru, have replied with the answers to our latest round of questions that AFi readers have posted in our forums.        Q1.  You have re-issued some of the harder to get characters from DCSH in two packs in DCUC, but there are still some that people would like to see back out in…

 

by Daniel Pickett
April 30, 2010
It’s Time! Free Comic Book Day 2010 is Saturday Free Comic Book Day 2010 – Saturday, May 1: Be There! Making a list, checking it twice… gonna give FREE comics to all who are naughty and nice! FCBD 2010 is finally here! Go check out the official site to find the latest info and your closest participating shop! The official FCBD Shop Locator: Find…

 

by Daniel Pickett
April 19, 2010
  As part of our 5th Anniversary we are launching a new feature called "Catching Up With…"  In the course of our 5 years here at AFi we have had the privilege of getting to know a lot of great people in the toy industry.  Some we meet at Toy Fair, some we meet at…

 

by Daniel Pickett
April 15, 2010
Matty from MattyCollector.com and ToyGuru, have replied with the answers to our latest round of questions that AFi readers have posted in our forums.      Q1. Was there a reason why in the TRU exclusive DCUC vs. MOTU that Superman was exactly the same as the previous release? He was not even given a metallic color treatment to…

 

by Daniel Pickett
April 13, 2010
Scott from Mattel has posted some further details about the 2010 Mattel San Diego Comic Con Exclusives after the first round of exclusives have been revealed: Hey toy fans, Part 1 of what will be a 2-part story on Mattel’s SDCC exclusives just aired on G4′s Attack of the Show. Big thanks to Blair and…

 

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