Tag: Comic Books


by Daniel Pickett
June 1, 2009
Matty from MattyCollector.com and ToyGuru Jr. sent us the answers to our latest round of questions.that AFI readers have posted in our forums.     Q1: If Target where to cancel the JLU line before the end of this year would Mattel then resort to selling the already announced JLU on Mattycollector.com? A1: It is Mattel’s…


by Daniel Pickett
May 29, 2009
  The MARVEL Team at Hasbro has once again come through for AFI readers answering your latest and greatest Pre-Comic Con Hasbro/Marvel questions.  These questions were submitted by AFI readers via our forums.  Q1. Will we EVER see the release of Marvel Legends figures that were previewed as prototypes such as Classic Storm, Valkyrie, Silver…


by Daniel Pickett
May 19, 2009
Toys R Us and Diamond Select Toys today announce a new opportunity for fans across the country to experience the excitement and wonder of San Diego Comic Con as well as to get their hands on the hottest new exclusive featuring the current stars of the Marvel Comics Universe!   Still reeling after the stunning…


by Daniel Pickett
April 27, 2009
Free Comic Book Day This Weekend! (Plus a Free Minimate!)   What is Free Comic Book Day? Free Comic Book Day is a single day – the first Saturday in May – when participating comic book shops across North America and around the world give away comic books absolutely FREE* to anyone who comes into their stores. *Check with your local shop for their participation…


by Daniel Pickett
April 20, 2009
These are the latest solicitations for DC Direct products.   These listings are for items that will be in stores December 2009. ACTION FIGURES HISTORY OF THE DC UNIVERSE SERIES 3 ACTION FIGURES BASED ON THE ART OF GEORGE PÉREZ The third series of action figures that spans the broad history of the DC Universe…


by Daniel Pickett
April 17, 2009
Get ready for the best toy news of the year!  In celebration of Marvel Comics’ 70th Anniversary, Toys R Us and Diamond Select Toys are teaming up to conduct a poll where, for the first time ever, YOU the fans will decide which new Marvel Minimates will be featured in an exclusive box set!  And…


by Daniel Pickett
April 14, 2009
For those readers local to Los Angeles there are three new Comic Book/Super Hero themed programs that relate to their latest  exhibition "ZAP! POW! BAM!": A SLEEPOVER FIT FOR A SUPERHERO Overnight program begins Saturday, April 18, 6:00 p.m. and ends Sunday, April 19, 9:00 a.m. Ages 7 and up Children must be accompanied by…


by Daniel Pickett
April 1, 2009
Mattel announced today on Matty’s Facebook page the line-up today of their 2009 San Diego Comic Con exclusives.  Many of them will also be available on MattyCollector.com after the show, however some elements from some of the sets will be exclusive to the conversions.    DC UNIVERSE Classics WONDER TWINS 2 pack Form of an…


by Daniel Pickett
March 16, 2009
Matty from MattyCollector.com and ToyGuru Jr. sent us the answers to our latest round of questions.that AFI readers have posted in our forums.  There are some very interesting hints and reveals in this installment, so read it carefully and let the speculating begin!     Q1) The 6" Ghostbusters, are they intended to be more in-scale…


by Daniel Pickett
March 13, 2009
The opening weekend has come and gone.  The comic book movie a lot of us have been waiting almost 20 years to see has been released and is now in theaters.   You might of heard about his little indy flick called "The Watchmen"?  The movie roared into over 3000 theaters this past Friday and…


by Daniel Pickett
March 9, 2009
This week our friends over at G4 send us news of this week’s Fresh Ink features interviews with Common in regards to his possible role in a Green Lantern film, and Bryce Dallas Howard who tells Blair Butler she’d love to star in a movie based on The Sword comic book. 


by Daniel Pickett
March 4, 2009
On Friday, March 6, a feature film based on the acclaimed graphic novel Watchmen will be released in theaters nationwide. To help commemorate the movie’s release, Toys“R”Us stores will offer an exclusive, variant action figure based on the street vigilante, Rorschach. The action figure, featuring Rorschach without his face…I mean mask…depicts a bruised Rorschach as…