The Lone Ranger – Action Figure Insider http://www.actionfigureinsider.com The Best Darn Toy News On The Web! Mon, 23 Apr 2018 18:00:47 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.5 61893577 Hot Toys and the Animation-Comic-Game Con in Hong Kong http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/hot-toys-and-the-animation-comic-game-con-in-hong-kong/ http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/hot-toys-and-the-animation-comic-game-con-in-hong-kong/#comments Fri, 26 Jul 2013 20:16:33 +0000 http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/?p=89271 Hot Toys have been teasing us with some reveals this week leading up to the 15th annual ACGHK con.  Now the show has opened and they have wowed us with new pictures and new reveals on their official Facebook page:

The 15th Animation-Comic-Game Hong Kong 2013 has officially gone underway today!

In a unique mix of comic and movie theme designed booth, Hot Toys has showcased a number of prototypes at the event. In addition to the “wall of armor” containing a collection of Iron Man suits, General Zod from Man of Steel, Lone Ranger from The Lone Ranger, Eric Draven from The Crow, Tony Stark (Mandarin Mansion Assault Version) from Iron Man 3 and Cloud from The Storm Riders are shown for the first time at an exhibition for fans to see!

Don’t miss this opportunity to visit our booth (F09) at Ani-Com from now until July 31 and see an amazing display by Hot Toys.

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Hot Toys Revealing SDCC 2013 Teases http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/hot-toys-revealing-sdcc-2013-teases/ http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/hot-toys-revealing-sdcc-2013-teases/#respond Sun, 14 Jul 2013 06:10:22 +0000 http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/?p=87822  

San Diego Comic-Con, one of the biggest summer events of the year, will be starting next week from July 17-21!

Hot Toys is very excited to be firstly unveiling the prototypes from a number of licenses at the convention.

Do visit our exclusive distributor Sideshow Collectibles’ booth (#1929) to see these new collectible figures in person!

And to kick off – “Nanananana…Holy showcase!”

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A certain heart breaking suit is going to make an appearance at SDCC, so please come to check it out next week!

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“Some lunatic Indian guy” from a movie hitting theatres right now will be at San Diego Comic-Con! Stay tuned!

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More will be coming soon, please stay tuned!

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‘Man of Steel’ Offerings from Lego http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/man-of-steel-offerings-from-lego/ Mon, 06 May 2013 07:18:31 +0000 http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/main/?p=57821 We were not able to shoot any of the ‘Man of Steel‘ sets at the Lego both back in February  at Toy Fair.   Now the product is shipping to stores, specifically Toys R Us so I was able to snap a few shots of the new offerings.  The first three sets I found were: Superman’s Black Zero Escape, Superman’s Metropolis Showdown and Superman’s Battle of Smallville.   All three sets have a Superman and General Zod Minifigure as well as additional characters in two of the three sets.

Toys R Us also has an entire endcap of their new Disney’s ‘The Lone Ranger” product.

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Geek Shall Inherit Episode 052- Happy First Anniversary! Batmobile Interviews Part 2 http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/geek-shall-inherit-epsiode-052-happy-first-anniversary-batmobile-interviews-part-2/ Tue, 18 Dec 2012 18:57:54 +0000 http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/main/?p=54170 logoHappy One Year! With the recording of this episode we are officially at the one year mark with 52 weekly episodes. It’s pretty amazing that we’ve been able to keep up that schedule with the years that we have both had in 2012, but it just goes to show the power of Geek and that we NEED to talk about this stuff week after week!

However with this familiarity comes a dark side… and we don’t always agree on every topic. This week’s episode features our most heated disagreement to date. Which is ridiculous because Jason is just wrong. HAHA! See what I did there? I get to write these show intros each week so I can skew it any way that I want to and Jason is POWERLESS to stop me!! Bwa hahahaha! Have a listen and let us know where you come down on the topic. Were you excited by the “Man of Steel” trailer or not?

Also in this episode we have the second of our Batmobile interviews. This time Daniel talks to Tim Flattery who was the designer of both the “Batman Forever” Batmobile and “Batman and Robin” Batmobile (He even worked on the “Batman Returns” Batmobile.) But Tim’s design work doesn’t stop there, Tim has had his designs in almost every major sci fi, comic book genre film of the past 10 years. Everything from Back to the Future II, G.I. Joe, A.I., Men in Black, Star Trek…the list goes on and on. Tim is an amazing talent and he’s one of us! He’s a collector, comic book fan and a well rounded geek that is living the dream getting to work on all the projects that feature his favorite characters. Check out Tim’s online portfolio here and see what I mean and you can see some of the images that he describes in the interview.

Additionally we cover:

  • – Daniel is digging the new holiday album by Scala & Kolchny Brothers “December.” If you’d like to hear what eclectic holiday music from a 40 person girls choir backed up by just piano you can check them out here at their official site or on their YouTube channel.
  • Jason is setting up some new display cases at his house.
  • – All the Music from original Star Trek – Next week, Burbank-based film-music label La-La Land Records will release a 15-CD boxed set of music from the original “Star Trek” series: every note that was written and recorded for the sci-fi drama, more than 17 hours of music in all and retailing for $225.
  • – New Trailers for “Pacific Rim”, “Man of Steel” and “The Lone Ranger.”
  • -It appears that Tron 3 is back on the menu!
  • – Angry Birds Movie coming Summer 2016 (Why so soon?)
  • – Disney Developing an “Alice in Wonderland” sequel
  • – Kevin Smith announces he’s doing “Clerks 3”
  • Lego “Lone Ranger” sets coming in 2013
  • – Hasbro announces “Star Wars The Vintage Collection” best of re-releases in 2013.
  • “Ghostbusters” staged reading at LACMA.
  • – Gillian Anderson returning to US television, the NBC series HANNIBAL.
  • – Karen Berger stepping down from Vertigo
  • – Captain Carrot makes his New 52 debut as “Captain K’Rot” in Threshold #3
  • – Gail Simone dismissed from Batgirl by email
  • – Jason put the call out for a couple of his “Watchmen” white whales.
  • Tim Flattery Batmobile Interview.

All that and more! Happy Anniversary everyone!

You can listen to it here or on iTunes!

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Are Lego ‘The Lone Ranger’ Sets In The Works? http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/are-lego-the-lone-ranger-sets-in-the-works/ Mon, 10 Dec 2012 21:02:54 +0000 http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/main/?p=53859 This image started making the rounds on Sunday, amping up fans at the possibility of Lego minifigures and sets based on the upcoming “The Lone Ranger” feature film coming from Disney Studios and Gore Verbinski.

As of this writing there has not been an official announcement of this line from Lego, but Lego does have a pre-existing relationship with Disney so it’s not too much of a stretch to think they might have picked up this license.

We’ll post more on this story as it develops.

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Geek Shall Inherit Episode 021 – No Comic Con For Old Men http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/geek-shall-inherit-episode-021-no-comic-con-for-old-men/ Mon, 30 Apr 2012 18:58:02 +0000 http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/main/?p=46674 But there will be Comic Con for us! We’re locked and loaded and ready to go. We have our passes, our hotels, and we’re working on our plans. Nothing can stop us now.

Of course every episode of GSi is podcast gold, but I think this episode shines for one particular m0ment, and that is Jason’s one man show interpretation of ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm” and the guys form the Michael Keaton appreciation society. All that is but a small slice of a much larger episode with a whole lot of chatter covering all corners of the pop culture universe.

In this episode we cover:

  • – Our friend David Vonner asks us to tackle Tim Burton and his take on ‘Dark Shadows‘… so we do some Burton deconstruction.
  • – Jason is digging VEEP on HBO.
  • – Daniel has stepped back in time to 1987 and is ‘The Princess Bride‘ on the big screen.
  • – ‘Sherlock ‘Season 2 is starting up on PBS May 6th and you should watch it! (and if you haven’t seen season 1 on that yet you should do that TODAY!)
  • – Spymonkey Creations have 3 new color ways in their Armory series.
  • – We don’t normally talk about food on the show but we HAD to mention Pizza Hut (Middle East) new “Crown Crust” pizzas.
  • – Jack White doing the score for Lone Ranger and other rock stars scoring movies.
  • – Daniel gets the years wrong, but tells his story of seeing Fire In the Sky‘ at the drive-in.
  • – From the “wow, we’re old” department – the film ‘Poltergeist ‘ celebrates it’s 30th anniversary on June 4th.
  • – Daniel’s brush with Mr. Spielberg and his 5 minutes of ultimate power.
  • And much more!

You can listen here or on iTunes

*Small Disclaimer – The Minimates interview mentioned in this episode is not up on AFi yet but should be very soon.

And… because we mention it in the episode and it’s too good of a visual not to share – We give you ‘Otters that look like Benedict Cumberbatch’

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