Tag: Madman


by Daniel Pickett
September 5, 2018
Los Angeles, CA. (September 1, 2018)  – Fresh Monkey Fiction launches Amazing Heroes Comic Book Heroes Action Figure Kickstarter  Amazing Heroes was born out of the idea of creating an action figure line that could combine many of our favorite indy comic book heroes into an overall line of collectibles. For over 2 years we have…


by Daniel Pickett
January 21, 2018
IDW Limited’s New Madman: Quarter Century Shindig Offers Signed Editions and Original-Art Editions (January XX, 2018) The zippiest, poppy-est, outright ginchy-est comic in the world, Madman, is celebrating its twenty-fifth birthday and IDW Limited is helping ring in the celebration with a special new hardcover limited edition collection hand-curated by series creator and multiple Eisner-winner, Michael…


by Daniel Pickett
April 12, 2017
The gang over at Fresh Monkey Fiction sent us this promo image for Amazing Heroes Wave 2, their Retroverse line of 4.5” Action Figures. The Kickstarter starts in a few weeks, and the will be sending along more information soon, but to share this image with the AFi readers: If you want to know more you…


by Daniel Pickett
July 13, 2016
Los Angeles, CA. (July 11, 2016)  – Fresh Monkey Fiction is proud to announce another Kickstarter campaign for their retro-inspired action figure line Amazing Heroes.   “Thanks to over 300 devoted backers, we funded Amazing Heroes Wave 1 on Kickstarter back in late 2015,” Bill Murphy of Fresh Monkey Fiction says. “We’re super excited to…


by Jeff Cope
December 16, 2014
This past summer Bill Murphy of Fresh Monkey Fiction launched a Kickstarter to bring his Amazing Heroes action figure line to plastic life. Amazing Heroes is focused on the somewhat forgotten heroes of the Golden Age of Comics such as the original Dare-devil, Stardust the Super Wizard, the Black Terror and others, including Captain Action….


by Daniel Pickett
November 25, 2014
Mike Allred’s Madman figure has been unlocked early in celebration of the new comic book release.   Los Angeles, CA (November 25, 2014)—To celebrate the November 26th release of Michael Allred’s Madman In Your Face 3D Special, the Amazing Heroes Wave 1.5 Kickstarter by Fresh Monkey Fiction has now unlocked the exclusive Madman 4.5” action figure for a $25 pledge. Also available is…


by Daniel Pickett
November 17, 2014
Amazing Heroes Wave 1.5 launches on Kickstarter with help from Erik Larsen,Tim Seeley, Michael Allred, Gene Yang and more…. Los Angeles, CA. (November 18, 2014)  – Amazing Heroes, the retro superhero action figure line successfully funded by Fresh Monkey Fiction, announces a secondary Kickstarter campaign to raise money for original stretch goal figures Silver Streak and Champion of Mars—with an…


by Daniel Pickett
February 10, 2011
Just a quick hello before we are all caught up in the insanity of Toy Fair 2011.  We managed to get a shipment of The Tick and Mucus Tick action figures out of China before their New Years celebration, so those are in stock NOW.  Visit http://www.shockertoys.com/ store.php to be the first person to get…


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
August 6, 2008
You’ve heard people talk about it, you’ve seen the slide show we  posted, now see the panel in it entirety!   AFI Abby did an amazing job filming the panel and then cutting it together with the slides so all of you can feel like you were there in the room.   We have posted…


by Daniel Pickett
August 5, 2008
The team has been working fast and furious to get all of the pictures in our Comic Con 2008 gallery labeled, and we are just about done.  There are a few more galleries still to be added, but the lion’s share are up now for your enjoyment.  Check out our coverage of the toys, the…


by Daniel Pickett
July 22, 2008
The team at AFI has put together some amazing panels for Comic Con this year, chocked full of stuff you’ve never seen ANYWHERE before.   I don’t think I’m over selling these when I say these are going to blow your doors off! First, on Friday is the Action Figure Insider: Behind the Plastic: The Golden…


by Daniel Pickett
June 25, 2007
Our Friends at Marvel Toys write in to tell us:  Select Wal-Mart stores in the Denver area are receiving an early shipment of Legendary Comic Book Heroes. The shipment includes both Series 1 & Series 2 and should hit shelves in the next couple of weeks. Legendary Comic Book Heroes will be more widely available…


by Daniel Pickett
June 8, 2007
I have the pleasure to introduce a new creation under license from LIMITED TOYS DESIGN. MADMAN created by Mike ALLRED. It’s a really limited edition of 100 pieces for worldwide with a certificate of authenticity numbered and signed by Mike ALLRED himself! The figure is fully articulated, the costume is in real fabric and the…


by Daniel Pickett
April 18, 2007
  2nd Anniversary Celebration   Today as part of the 2nd Anniversary celebration  we get to lob a few questions at Marvel Toys’ Jesse Falcon about the upcoming Legendary Comic Book Heroes line. Click here to read the interview.


by Daniel Pickett
January 18, 2007
The cat is officially out of the bag as of ToyFare #115. Marvel Toys (formally Toy Biz) is launcing a new line in 2007: Legendary Comic Book Heroes featuring characters from all over comics publishing.  Wave One: (Fall 2007) Savage Dragon, Super-Patriot, Ripclaw, Madman and Judge Dredd plus a 10" Build-a-Figure of Pitt!   Here…