Tag: Mego

 

by Daniel Pickett
January 8, 2013
The “Hills” Are Alive… With Toys! Over the holidays I was talking to fellow AFi staffer Cantina Dan about the “olden days” of collecting and I mentioned my time in the mid 90′s out east and hitting “Hills” department stores as part of my regular run.   I never had Hills in the mid-west and they seemed to be a treasure trove […]

 

by Daniel Pickett
January 8, 2013
The “Hills” Are Alive… With Toys! Over the holidays I was talking to fellow AFi staffer Cantina Dan about the “olden days” of collecting and I mentioned my time in the mid 90’s out east and hitting “Hills” department stores as part of my regular run.   I never had Hills in the mid-west and they seemed to be a treasure trove…

 

by Daniel Pickett
December 27, 2012
ScreenHunter_61-Dec.-27-18.52-500x401.jpg Attention all lovers of classic action figures! Django Unchained Series 1 is out now! Django Unchained hits theaters Christmas Day, and it just wouldn’t be Quentin Tarantino if there wasn’t some love for the ’70s involved. True to the vibe of the film and to Tarantino’s aesthetic, our new Django Unchained action figures are classics…

 

by Daniel Pickett
December 5, 2012
The holidays are fast approaching, and you can check off a couple more people on your shopping list by heading to your local comic shop for New Toy Day! In addition to case assortments of their Marvel Select Storm action figure, Diamond Select Toys is shipping three more brand-new items to stores that would be…

 

by Daniel Pickett
November 25, 2012
It may have gone out of business in the 1980s but it’s hard to keep the World’s Greatest Toy Company down. The Mego Museum  and Wulf & Tyger are proud to unveil their latest project, Megozine, the official magazine for Mego collectors.  Megozine is dedicated to keeping the company’s spirit alive whether it be vintage…

 

by Daniel Pickett
October 28, 2012
ZicaYvonne2-500x737.jpg I posted before about  the pre-order for Zica toys trying to bring their female 8″ figure to market.   Now they have launched a Kickstarter campaign to help bring this figure to production.  As of this writing there are a little more than 48 hours left in the campaign and they still have a way to…

 

by Daniel Pickett
October 20, 2012
DST8KnightRider-150x150.jpg A few new preorders of note listed in the last day or so over at BigBadToyStore.com: ‘Best of’ Minimates Wave 02 http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=DMC11861&mode=retail&picture=out Knight Rider – 8″ David Hasselhoff as Michael Knight http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=DMC11863&mode=retail&picture=out Alice – Madness Returns- Royal Guard http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=DMC11862&mode=retail&picture=out Batman – Killing Joke – ArtFX Statue http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=KOT11004&mode=retail&picture=out Mass Effect – Commander Shepard – ArtFX 1/6…

 

by Daniel Pickett
October 1, 2012
Twice a month the gang from Mattel are kind enough to answer five questions from AFi readers.  The Mattel marketing and PR team, have replied with the answers to our latest round of questions that AFi readers have posted in our forums. Mattel will take a short break from ‘Ask Matty’ the week of October…

 

by Daniel Pickett
September 26, 2012
Zica Toys is most famous for their Mego-esque 8″ Buck Rogers figures based on the 80’s TV show.   Myself and other reviewers heap tons of praise on the original male Zica buck body as the “best in it’s class” for all of the new 8″ retro revival figures.  It not held together with rubber bands…

 

by Daniel Pickett
August 16, 2012
Adult Swim Presents The Robot Chicken DC Comics Special Trailer The gang at Robot Chicken takes on the DCU!  This new special featuring the Justice League, the Legion of Doom and so much more, airs September 9th on Cartoon Network.  

 

by Daniel Pickett
July 17, 2012
My good friend and “Geek Shall Inherit” co-host Jason Lenzi walks you though the new announcements from BifBangPow and their booth at SDCC 2012.   Game Trailers – E3 2012

 

by Daniel Pickett
June 12, 2012
Back on track! I’m excited to have this new epsiode up this Monday… but Jason is feeling the pressure to deliver. This week it’s another split episode, but that also makes it a longer episode! First up we have a full length regular episode followed by three interviews conducted last week at E3 2012 with…

 

by Daniel Pickett
May 29, 2012
What is Mego Meet? Mego Meet is a chance for the Mego toy collector community to get together in person to trade and buy parts and action figures, attend sessions designed to educate and answer questions about the Mego Corporation and the toys they made, but more than anything a chance to connect with friends…

 

by Daniel Pickett
May 25, 2012
This fall will be a great season for Universal Monsters fans. Not only will Universal release eight classic Universal Monsters movies on Blu-ray for the first time, Diamond Select Toys will also be paying tribute to the origins of the most famous monsters on Earth. True, you’ve already seen DST’s upcoming assortments of 7-inch action…

 

by Daniel Pickett
May 22, 2012
Geek Shall Inherit Epsiode 024 – Rainbows and Sunshine Vs. The Curmudgeon I hope you are sitting down or at least well rested for this episode, because we cover a LOT of topics in a little over an hour. We start off with an outline for all the latest pop culture and geek stuff from the past week and somehow manage to find our way to discussing…

 

by Daniel Pickett
May 14, 2012
BifBangPow! always has an impressive line up of Comic Con exclusives each year, and this year is no exception.   We already showed you their new Twilight Zone classic moments diorama line that we were able to reveal as part of our 7th anniversary “scoop week” now we are able to show you the rest of…

 

by Daniel Pickett
April 25, 2012
Today over on TVGuide.com it was announced that the gang on Adult Swim’s Robot Chicken are working on a ALL DC Comics special for the show.   After three hour long Star Wars focused specials the stop motion animation show is taking aim at the Justice League.  according to TV Guide: Those clever boys at Robot…

 

by Daniel Pickett
April 24, 2012
AFi SCOOP WEEK – DAY 2 Today’s scoop comes to us via our good friends at Bif Bang Pow!  The news isn’t that there will be an 8-inch retro Six Million Dollar Man line.  That was announced just before Toy Fair.  We’ve even seen a prototype of the Sasquatch figure, and we’ve seen a mock…

 

by Daniel Pickett
February 21, 2012
We broke this news yesterday in our new episode of “Geek Shall Inherit” and our interview with the guys from EMCE.  Now here are all the details any pictures!   Legendary makeup artist’s figure and chair to be immortalized in 1/9 scale NEW YORK, February 21, 2012 – EMCE TOYS, the brand that revived the…

 

by Daniel Pickett
February 20, 2012
Happy Presidents Day All!  Today we have a jumbo sized episode as we finish up our Toy Fair 2012 discussion and interviews.  Seriously… this episode ended up like 90 minutes. (I blame Jason.) We do our regular weekly discussion on the geek topics of the week.  We talk about our impressions of what we saw…

 

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