Tag: Convention


by Daniel Pickett
July 27, 2010
Five of the largest Star Wars collecting clubs in the US are pleased to announce a set of five themed patches for Star Wars Celebration 5.  The participating clubs are The Washington DC Area Star Wars Collecting Club (DCSWCC), The Kentucky Star Wars Collectors Club (KSWCC), The Ohio Star Wars Collectors Club (OSWCC), The Pennsylvania…


by Daniel Pickett
July 18, 2010
AFi Comic Con Coverage Promo #1 Here they are!   Year 2 of our Comic Con Coverage promos!    Check back each day until the con starts for a new promo!  


by Daniel Pickett
July 12, 2010
The 2010 Canadian 80s Toy Expo will be July 18th, 2010 at the Doubletree International Plaza Hotel Toronto Airport, 655 Dixon Road, Toronto, Ontario. The show features dealers selling Star Wars (new and vintage), GIJoe (vintage and modern), Transformers (vintage and Japanese imports), Super Heroes (Marvel, DC etc), Wrestling, Masters of the Universe Classics and…


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 30, 2010
We received the following email plea into at AFi HQ last night so I thought we’d pass it along in case anyone wants to help out:     I wonder if you could help spread the word about the Celebration V Diorama Workshop Figure Fund. Hasbro has donated 4 of the NEW AT-AT’s and the BMF…


by Daniel Pickett
June 27, 2010
HASBRO INDUCTS FIRST CLASS OF TRANSFORMERS HALL OF FAME MEMBERS DURING ANNUAL TRANSFORMERS FAN CONVENTION   Orlando, Fla. (June 26, 2010) — Hasbro, Inc. (NYSE: HAS) inducted the first class into the new TRANSFORMERS Hall of Fame tonight during the annual TRANSFORMERS fan convention known as “Botcon,” which is being held in Orlando for the…


by Daniel Pickett
June 23, 2010
Interactive “HUNT FOR THE DECEPTICONS” Experience and Many More Activities Await Fans and Families at 16th Annual Event   ORLANDO, FL – June 23, 2010 – Fans of AUTOBOTS and DECEPTICONS will “ROLL OUT” and head to Orlando for the 16th annual TRANSFORMERS Collectors’ Convention, hosted by the TRANSFORMERS Collectors’ Club and Hasbro, Inc. (NYSE:…


by Daniel Pickett
June 17, 2010
Star Wars Celebration V Will Take Place in Orlando, FL August 12-15 Other Exclusive Events Include the Star Wars Commitment Chapel, Star Wars Stories Project, Costume Contest, Celebrity Panels, Screenings and Much, Much More!   SAN FRANCISCO, CA (June 17, 2010) – Already jam-packed with a full slate of intergalactic events, activities and attractions, Star…


by Daniel Pickett
June 2, 2010
The gang at Wizard/Toy Fare just announced their 2010 Toy Fall of Fame inductees on their website: We like to have fun with toys, but we’re also serious about the artform of toys, statues and collectibles. That’s why, for the past two years, we’ve inducted three industry figures and one toy line into the ToyFare…


by Daniel Pickett
May 26, 2010
LimitedEdition Kimbo Slice Action Figure Only Available at UFC Fan Expo What:     MMA fans will Meet, Greet and get Autographs from top UFC fighters Randy Couture and Clay Guida and view the 2010 line-up of UltimateFighting Championship® (UFC®) action figures from leading U.S. toy maker JAKKS Pacific, Inc (Nasdaq: JAKK) at the 2ndannual UFC®…


by Daniel Pickett
May 14, 2010
 Two Finalists to Win VIP Trip to Comic-Con, Winner Gets $20,000 and Joins Pop Culture Icons Erik Estrada, Lou Ferrigno and Charisma Carpenter as Official Butterfinger Defenders   GLENDALE, Calif. (May 13, 2010) – How far would you go to defend your BUTTERFINGER®? Today, Butterfinger and G4, the television network that covers the worlds of…


by Daniel Pickett
May 12, 2010
Hello STAR WARS Fans! It is time to hit your local retail aisles!  Purchase specially marked STAR WARS products for a chance to instantly win a pair of VIP tickets to STAR WARS Celebration V in Orlando, Florida – worth over $600!   Between now and July 26th, look inside STAR WARS Droid Factory Figures,…