Tag: Toy Biz

 

by Daniel Pickett
February 6, 2008
Famed toy designer, sculptor and super nice guy David Cortes is going to be featured on the nationally syndicated TV show LatiNation TV in over 100 markets this weekend.   Dave’s resume includes a lot of the Marvel Legends line for Toy Biz/Marvel Toys and  a lot of work for Mezco including the Hellboy figures based…

 

by Daniel Pickett
January 17, 2008
AFI would like to wish our old friend Jesse Falcon an VERY happy Birthday today.   I attribute a lot of my success at this "Toy Journalism" thing to Jesse.  He gave me my very first scoop back when I was first starting out, and he’s been a great friend ever since.   Have a great…

 

by Daniel Pickett
July 12, 2007
LCBHGroup1.jpg Below please find a list of stores in the Denver area that are slated to get the first Legendary Comic Book Heroes figures.  Some stores have already set out the figures; the remainder should hit by next week.   Good Luck – they’re going pretty fast!!   953          LOVELAND, CO SC-192…

 

by Daniel Pickett
June 25, 2007
DSTQEEKozikAnarchyBear2 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
April 20, 2007
afi-shirt-logo3   2nd Anniversary Celebration As part of our 2nd Anniversary Celebration the fine folks at Marvel Toys are letting us debut the first images of the variants for series 7 of their TNA wrestling line. The two variant figures are Bobby Roode and Scott Steiner. The variant Roode is red with his "signature" hockey stick…

 

by Daniel Pickett
April 19, 2007
afi-shirt-logo3   2nd Anniversary Celebration   LOST LEGENDS- Part I  Over in my blog I have posted the first in a series of "Lost" Marvel Legends concepts that Toy Biz was working on before the license was transfered to Hasbro. In this installment we see one figure that made it just under the wire and the…

 

by Daniel Pickett
April 19, 2007
afi-shirt-logo.gif   2nd Anniversary Celebration   There’s an extensive list of Marvel product that Toy Biz/Marvel Toys were looking at doing for 2007/2008 when the license for Marvel characters was transfered to Hasbro.   Most of these concepts will not see the light of day.  Over the next few days I’ll be posting some of these…

 

by Daniel Pickett
April 18, 2007
afi-shirt-logo3   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
December 28, 2006
SigSeries1.jpg Hasbro has embraced their new Marvel license with a vengence.  We saw a LOT of new upcoming product this past August at Comic Con and Hasbro made sure that they had an aisle full of new product ready for the fourth quarter and the holiday season.  In the week leading up to Christmas Wal-mart seemed…

 

by Daniel Pickett
October 31, 2006
DireWraith.jpg Waaaaay back in 1979, Parker Brothers took a chance on a new property/invention and decided to break away from just making board games and dip their toe into boys toys and action figures.  That venture was ROM: The Space Knight. Marvel Comics also picked up the property for a 75 issue run written by Bill…

 

by Daniel Pickett
October 26, 2006
gorillaz1.jpg Here’s a cool, one of a kind little item I thought you guys would dig. As you may recall Kid Robot did an extremely limited  run of vinyl figures based on Jamie Hewlett’s designs for the "animated" personas of the band the "Gorillaz."       Many fans salivated over these, but a lot couldn’t justify…

 

by Daniel Pickett
October 15, 2006
MLTools.jpg In the past I have shown you pictures of Marvel Legends prototypes, test shots and paint masters, but you’ve never seen what it takes to make a Marvel Legends figure. The picture to the right is of the steel tools it takes to make one Marvel Legends figure.  Every one of those boxes you see…

 

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