Tag: General

 

by Daniel Pickett
July 11, 2012
Comic Con 2012 starts later tonight for preview night, but our man SDComics/Mike is already there, boots on the ground, checking out the sites.  As it turns out there is a lot to see as the city of San Diego prepares for the biggest pop culture event of the year. Check out all the preparation…

 

by Erik "Superfriend" Skov
June 22, 2012
BeetleShip-500x378.jpg For our friend VeeBee at The Fwoosh – from Heroclix Laval on Facebook.   Solicits for the upcoming The Batman set also promise us a Batmobile and Invisible Jet.  I want these because I play the game, but when was the last time someone made us an Invisible Jet? 

 

by Ryan "TheSuperfly" Prast
June 20, 2012
sue-dibny-dies1-380x600.jpg Note: I began writing this article last fall, when the topic was a bit more relevant. But I think the idea still has merit, and I’d love to hear your thoughts on how the DCnU was developed, now that we have some time and distance to reflect upon the original event and transition… –  – …

 

by Ryan "TheSuperfly" Prast
June 20, 2012
Note: I began writing this article last fall, when the topic was a bit more relevant. But I think the idea still has merit, and I’d love to hear your thoughts on how the DCnU was developed, now that we have some time and distance to reflect upon the original event and transition… –  –  […]

 

by Erik "Superfriend" Skov
June 16, 2012
YoungJusticeCast1.jpg In my previous article, I discussed my feelings on the biggest issue with Mattel’s Young Justice line, the price.  You can read about it here.  Today, I want to talk about character packout. 1. One of the things I noticed while collecting the Batman Brave and Bold line was what was left on the shelves. …

 

DSC00522-500x313.jpg So we’re a month away today from the Main Event, the Big Show, the Granddaddy of them all, San Diego Comicon. It’s hard to believe last year we got our first glimpse of the gigantic Voltron Mattel had in store for us. Fast-forward to today, and we are ever so close to finally completing the…

 

by Ryan "TheSuperfly" Prast
June 14, 2012
trans.gif Father’s Day is this weekend, and what better way to celebrate than to revisit and expand upon my article from last year? Some fathers go fishing or hunting with their sons; others bond over golf, or tinker with cars.  I have friends that regularly camp with their sons, and play guitar, and build their relationship…

 

by Jason "JJJason" Chirevas
June 13, 2012
Office-500x332.jpg If you’ve read me here on AFI since the beginning (which, unbelievable to me, was seven years ago), you know I spent most of my time back in the column days wringing my hands, fretting, and generally hating myself over the number of toys I had and the capricious manner in which I acquired them….

 

by Erik "Superfriend" Skov
June 11, 2012
SupermanTheElite1.jpg Once again, I find myself wondering if DC/WB wants us to even know this is being made.  I have seen zero advertising for this release.  An interesting note, this will be the first release where I have not read the base story.  I did enjoy Joe Kelly’s Justice League which came out shortly after this,…

 

by Jason "JJJason" Chirevas
June 8, 2012
I suspect you aren’t, either. So, in the event we might have some other common ground, I’ll just leave this here and maybe we’ll have someplace else to have fun together, from time to time. I’m still here. But now I’m there, too. Hope that’s cool. -J

 

by Ryan "TheSuperfly" Prast
June 7, 2012
BURBANK, Calif., June 7, 2012  — Holy Licensing Program, Batman!   Warner Bros. Consumer Products (WBCP) unveiled today, in advance of Licensing Show 2012, a new licensing program inspired by the classic 1960’s television series, Batman.  The program will feature captured photography from the live-action series, as well as the illustrated character art inspired by the…

 

by Ryan "TheSuperfly" Prast
June 6, 2012
walmart1.jpg I stumbled across this amusing account of my encounter with the oft-reviled “scalper” collector from 2004.  This was posted to RTM and the AFi forums, before it was deleted during the Great Hack of the 2005.  Keep in mind, I have obviously added anecdotal aspects for the sake of entertainment, and reflects my feelings and…

 

by Danny "CantinaDan" Neumann
June 6, 2012
BLOGlittleTHINGS-OPEN1.jpg A few months ago I was out in NJ visiting my mom. By now, I’ve scoured every nook and cranny of the house I grew up in for remnants of toys from days gone by. My previous visit turned up a vintage MEGO Dukes of Hazzard General Lee (a week after I bought one on…

 

by Jeff Cope
June 5, 2012
hannabarbera_logo1.jpg I cannot even begin to describe the hours of entertainment that came out of the famed Hanna Barbera animation studios over the years. The powerhouse teaming of William Hanna and Joseph Barbera produced a wealth of fantastic cartoons for kids of all ages since the studios inception in 1959.

 

by Ryan "TheSuperfly" Prast
June 4, 2012
rick_cfm-500x375.jpg I have been out of town for the past ten days, but wanted to share something very cool that happened on the eve of the recent Memorial Day weekend…as many of you know, I am a huge supporter of the Colorado Freedom Memorial.  To recap, this would be the first monument in America to honor…

 

by Daniel Pickett
May 28, 2012
Happy Memorial Day! Thank you to all who do and have served in the armed forces. It’s because of your sacrifice that Jason and I are able to sit in a room together once a week and talk about whatever we want, and you are able to listen to it whenever you want. We had…

 

by Daniel Pickett
May 27, 2012
Just a reminder that today, Sunday May 27th is the street date for both Mattel’s ‘Dark Knight Rises line (as well as their Batman Power Attack line) and Hasbro’s The Amazing Spider-Man lines. Not all retailers have paid attention to the street date. Many TRU stores started putting product out earlier this week, while some…

 

by Erik "Superfriend" Skov
April 14, 2012
GalacticGuardians_logo1.jpg Earlier this week saw the release of WizKids newest HeroClix set, Galactic Guardians.  Available in single pckas, 5 figure boosters, and a 6 figure starter set. I played in a sealed tournament on Thursday.  400 points.  I my 2 boosters I pulled : Adam Warlock, Gamora, Nebula, Annihilation Seeker, Xavin, Nova Corps Centurian, Doombot, Hollywood,…

 

YL-500x383.jpg As we race towards Comicon and the sunny shores of San Diego, I am harkened back to this time last year, when just rumors of a gigantic, fully transforming Voltron by Mattel floated through the spring air…. Flash-forward to one year later, and we are already two-fifths of the way to completing this heroic monstrosity! …

 

    Our favorite Defender of the Universe is back is his own graphic novel!  VIZ Media has generously sent along a preview, this one looks to be a sure-fire winner, continuing the Voltron Force saga as soon as in the new cartoon.  It’s time to slay some RoBeasts!!!   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE LET’S GO…

 

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