Tag: toys

 

by Daniel Pickett
April 1, 2008
AFI EXCLUSIVE – The new DC UNIVERSE CLASSICS Commercial Debut! We have a VERY special treat today! Mattel is letting us debut their new/upcoming commercial for the DC Universe Classics line here on AFI! This is time it’s been seen outside the closed doors of Mattel and you see it here FIRST! It looks like a bit of a throw back to the old Star…

 

by Daniel Pickett
March 28, 2008
Inspired by Cartoon Network’s hit television series for boys 6-11, Ben 10™, Bandai America has launched its "Ultimate Alien Hangout"sweepstakes, where one lucky winner will score a Ben 10 room transformation,featuring Ben 10 room décor, artwork and some of action figures. Fans can enter the sweepstakes online at www.bandai.com/ben10/alienhangout for a chance to win the room…

 

by Daniel Pickett
March 18, 2008
New Collectible from McFarlane Toys Brings Xbox 360 Character to Life LOS ANGELES, CA: March 18, 2008 — Entertainment Earth (entertainmentearth.com) and McFarlane Toys (spawn.com) have joined forces to produce an exclusive action figure from developer Bungie’s mega-popular Halo franchise. Based on designs seen in the video game Halo 3 for the Microsoft Xbox 360…

 

by Daniel Pickett
March 17, 2008
ACTION FIGURES SUPERMAN/BATMAN SERIES 6 ACTION FIGURES The best-selling action figure line continues with its sixth set of figures, this time based on the popular story arc Enemies Among Us,illustrated by Ethan Van Sciver!Each figure features multiple points of articulation and abase.Clamshell 4/C blister card packaging.Advance-solicited; on sale November 5, 2008 * Action Figures* PIFigures…

 

by Daniel Pickett
March 16, 2008
Toy Fair Video #1- Mattel/Fisher Price’s Elmo Live   Now that we have all of our Toy Fair 08 pictures labeled and posted I can start posting some of the video I shot. This first video may not appeal to all action figure collectors, but this product was the talk of Toy Fair 08 and I think you can see the potential in…

 

by Daniel Pickett
March 14, 2008
It’s been a long road for Ramathorr and the rest of his Anitherian Nine buddies, and if the timing’s right, their road may finally lead them to the 2008 New York Comic Con! Since beginning production on their latest wave of action figures, the Four Horsemen have encountered snag after snag with the first factory…

 

by Daniel Pickett
March 14, 2008
Whenever I’m in a Target looking for figures I make it a point to swing by the aisle where they have the Schleich product.  For those of you that might not be familiar with their work, Schleich is the company that makes an incredibly diverse range of scaled animals, knights,fairies, Indians, trees, buildings and so…

 

by Daniel Pickett
March 13, 2008
Once again our pal Toy Guru from Mattel updates us on the answers to our monthly burning questions:    Q1: What are the prices for the NYCC exclusives? A:  Knightshadow Batman, Black Suit Superman and Tech Suit Mr. Freeze will be $10.00 each or all three for $25.00 Q2: Mattel, will you please create a…

 

by Daniel Pickett
March 12, 2008
Wizard World Los Angeles announced that Kotobukiya, Japan’s number one collector toy company, will be hosting a special panel at 11 a.m. this Saturday (March 15) in Room 304, showcasing an exciting new line of statues. The panel, to be presented by Kotobukiya’s Frank Supiot and moderated by ToyFare Editor Zach Oat, promises to give…

 

by Daniel Pickett
March 12, 2008
I was in the mall tonight and stopped by the little mom and pop toy store that always has some fun bootleg items.  I came across this:   Ya know… I think I would have enjoyed Spider-man3 more if they had replaced the emo dance number with footage of Spider-man riding around New York on…

 

by Daniel Pickett
March 11, 2008
The official Indiana Jones website revealed the new poster for the upcoming movie "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull." The poster was painted by Drew Struzan. Click here to go to indianajones.com to get the poster in high resolution on your desktop. Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal SkullIn Theaters…

 

by Daniel Pickett
March 11, 2008
Following up our news last week of the NECA Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle exclusive boxed set at New York Comic Con we now have a look at what set looks like in the package.       This exclusive, limited to just 500 pieces, will be the only version of the box set to contain…

 

by Daniel Pickett
March 11, 2008
  According to Universal Studios, the first trailer for the upcoming "Incredible Hulk" movie will be attached to Doomsday, in theaters this Friday March 14th.   Check your local listings for information and show times.   

 

by Daniel Pickett
March 8, 2008
Jason and the gang over at BifBangPow have released the information on the upcoming 2nd wave of Flash Gordon action figures.  The announcement of this 4 figure wave was made over on their official site: Hello everyone, Jason here again with some news many of you have been waiting for. After lots of discussions and…

 

by Daniel Pickett
March 6, 2008
QUEENS, NEW YORK: EMCE Toys, the brand that brought classic ‘70s toy company MEGO back from the dead this year, announced that it is releasing four 8” poseable action figures based on characters from the seminal 1968 cult zombie classic NIGHT OF THE LVING DEAD.  The heads are sculpted by fan favorite James Brady in…

 

by Daniel Pickett
March 4, 2008
AFI was sad to hear of of the passing of D&D creator Gary Gygax.   Like many of the rest of you, we spent many an Elementary and Junior High afternoon rolling 20 sided dice, painting little lead figures and listening to the descriptions given to us by our Dungeon Masters.  D&D was a very influential…

 

by Daniel Pickett
March 3, 2008
North Hills, CA March 3, 2008 – Imperial Toy® LLC, a leading manufacturer of licensed and proprietary bubbles & novelties announced today that it is acquiring One Stop Toy® Co., Inc. One Stop Toy® is a leading manufacturer of licensed opening price point toys, located in neighboring Northridge, CA. "The Acquisition of One Stop Toy®…

 

by Daniel Pickett
February 29, 2008
LOS ANGELES, CA (February 29, 2008) – Showtime Networks Inc. has announced that it has awarded a licensing contract for their critically acclaimed original drama, Dexter, to manufacturer Bif Bang Pow! The series follows Dexter Morgan (Michael C. Hall), an incredibly likeable forensics expert for the Miami Metro Police Department, who moonlights as a serial…

 

by Daniel Pickett
February 29, 2008
This news is a little late as it came in while I was prepping for Toy Fair, but it’s so cool I have to mention it.  AFI friend and board-member  Antony C has opened up what may just be the definitive Wonder Woman archive- ExperiencetheWonder.com. It’s thorough, easy to read, and a great resource for…

 

by Daniel Pickett
February 27, 2008
NY- Fans of the popular NBC series Heroes are eagerly awaiting the release of the Mezco Toyz action figures of their favorite characters from the award winning series. Collectors are pre-ordering the figures online in record numbers and the prototypes, on display at NBC’s Rockefeller Center headquarters, draw crowds of onlookers who pose next to…

 

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