Tag: Comic Books

 

by Daniel Pickett
April 19, 2008
  Update! AFI "Man of Action" Pierre "Airmax" Kalenzaga sends in more pics from the con floor!     Update! AFI reader Sam "79bats" Freij sends in these pics from the con floor! More to come tonight!                        We had several friends sitting in on…

 

by Daniel Pickett
April 19, 2008
  Iron Cow has returned from Day One of New York comic con and uploaded all of his pictures and we have labeled EVERYONE OF THEM so you actually KNOW what you are looking at.   Check out the latest from: Mattel, Hasbro, DC Direct, Mezco, The Four Horsemen and much more! Click here to…

 

by Daniel Pickett
April 18, 2008
Just got a call from the floor of NYCC.   On display at the DCD booth: New Gods/Kirby Wave II- Superman, Big Barda, Kalibak and Metron (without a chair)   Also a 13" Movie Rorschach is on display.   The 6" Rorschach figure has two clear plastic clip on face plates that change the pattern…

 

by Daniel Pickett
April 18, 2008
  Matt "Iron Cow" Cauley, our man on the inside just sent us this image of the of the Watchmen movie figures: Silk Spectre and  Ozymandias (with a little bit of Rorschach).     

 

by Daniel Pickett
April 16, 2008
We getting closer to the release of the Dark Knight product release.   Mattel anticipated that the product should be hitting the first week of May, however our own Jeff Cope reported finding the Movie Masters line at a Toys R Us in Ohio today. Let’s take a closer look at the Four Horseman sculpted Dark…

 

by Daniel Pickett
April 15, 2008
The third annual New York Comic Con opens Friday and we’re excited to bring you and up close look at this year’s show, special events and some of the new products on display throughout this weekend’s must-see convention!   EVENTS: MiniMates Panel Friday 04/18/08 @ 7:00 PM – 1E03 Join Diamond Select Toys’ Director Chuck…

 

by Daniel Pickett
April 14, 2008
  SCOOP WEEK – SCOOP #1  As you may recall from our anniversary last year we ran something called "Scoop Week" for the week leading up to our launch day anniversary.   We knew that light be tricky this year since NYCC falls on the same week and many companies are planning to reveal new…

 

by Daniel Pickett
March 28, 2008
This just in from Diamond Select Toys:  Marvel Minimates Series 19 and 20 delivered core members of the Avengers, X-Men and Spider-Man casts and increased the number of Marvel Minimates released to over 150.  Not to be outdone in 2008, we have the next waves of two-inch block figures ready to knock your socks off!…

 

by Daniel Pickett
March 27, 2008
ToplessRobot.com has a fun feature on the 10 Most Needless Action Figure Additions. It’s a fun read.  See if you agree with #1, then come back here and make your own list in the forums.  And, while you’re over there also check out The 10 Star Wars Toys that Unintentionally Look Like Other Celebrities written…

 

by Daniel Pickett
March 21, 2008
On Saturday I spent a few hours wandering around Wizard World LA.  It’s still a very small show, so it was a perfect time to introduce my daughter to the world of comic book conventions.  She even went in costume!   We ran into a few special folks, such as Aaron Douglas aka Chief Tyrol…

 

by Daniel Pickett
March 17, 2008
ACTION FIGURES SUPERMAN/BATMAN SERIES 6 ACTION FIGURES The best-selling action figure line continues with its sixth set of figures, this time based on the popular story arc Enemies Among Us,illustrated by Ethan Van Sciver!Each figure features multiple points of articulation and abase.Clamshell 4/C blister card packaging.Advance-solicited; on sale November 5, 2008 * Action Figures* PIFigures…

 

by Daniel Pickett
March 8, 2008
NECA announced this awesome exclusive today on their MySpace page:   NECA’s2008 convention season kicks off with the 3rd annual New York Comic Con April 18 – 20th 2008! This year, NECA has a very special exclusive, and a very special guest. Peter Laird, co-creator of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, will be appearing at…

 

by Daniel Pickett
February 29, 2008
This news is a little late as it came in while I was prepping for Toy Fair, but it’s so cool I have to mention it.  AFI friend and board-member  Antony C has opened up what may just be the definitive Wonder Woman archive- ExperiencetheWonder.com. It’s thorough, easy to read, and a great resource for…

 

by Daniel Pickett
February 27, 2008
NY- Fans of the popular NBC series Heroes are eagerly awaiting the release of the Mezco Toyz action figures of their favorite characters from the award winning series. Collectors are pre-ordering the figures online in record numbers and the prototypes, on display at NBC’s Rockefeller Center headquarters, draw crowds of onlookers who pose next to…

 

by Daniel Pickett
February 23, 2008
Last week we started seeing a photoshopped mock-up of the Deluxe 2-disk Justice League: The New Frontier DVD set that came with an exclusive PVC Hal Jordan.   We first learned of this exclusive pack-in from a picture in a Best Buy add.  There has been a lot of speculation on what the figure will really…

 

by Daniel Pickett
February 19, 2008
ACTION FIGURES SECRET FILES SERIES 3: BATMAN ROGUES GALLERY 2 Inspired by the art of Brian Bolland Four of Gotham City’s most infamous residents are included in this series! All inspired by the art of Brian Bolland, this Poison Ivy action figure is based on the cover of BATMAN: GOTHAM KNIGHTS #15, and the Two-Face…

 

by Jason "ToyOtter" Geyer
February 9, 2008
Toyfare Magazine #128 will be hitting comic shops this week and the big news contained within is Mattel’s plans for JLU in 2008. AFI’s good friend Pierre "Airmax" Kalenzaga caught an advance look at the issue and reports that among other things, JLU will be exclusive to Target stores starting this summer, and will have at…

 

by Daniel Pickett
February 6, 2008
a BOUNTY ofHUNTERS Dark Horse Deluxe is proud to announce that the acclaimed series of Kotobukiya ARTFX Statues is expanding with the addition of the most requested characters from the Star Wars universe:  THE BOUNTY HUNTERS SERIES!  From the darkest chapter of the saga, Episode V:The Empire Strikes Back, Darth Vader has summoned mercenaries from…

 

by Daniel Pickett
January 16, 2008
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…

 

by Daniel Pickett
January 10, 2008
dcuc_frontpage.jpg Please check out the new site that our friend Peter Go (of AFHub.com) just launched: www.DCUC.info Inspired a great deal by Jason Geyer’s Super Powers archive, Peter felt this great new line from Mattel and the Four Horsemen needed a definitive archive of its own. It’s still very much a work-in-progress, but there is much…

 

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