Tag: toys


by Daniel Pickett
March 9, 2012
Walmart is currently running an interesting online contest called “Get on the Shelf“. Walmart invited businesses and individuals to submit products that are not currently sold by Walmart to send it a “pitch video” for their products, and they are going to let the public vote for their favorites. There will be three winners, getting…


by Erik "Superfriend" Skov
February 23, 2012
JusticeLeague_Dark1-500x300.jpg As frequent readers know, I’ve posted a bunch of stuff about WizKids HeroClix gaming miniatures figures and the game itself. It might be a safe bet to guess that I like the miniatures and the game. And you would be right. But I have a complaint about an upcoming product that I wanted to share….


by Daniel Pickett
February 16, 2012
“Generation App” … “Glowing Wild” … “Little Learners” … “Save ‘n’ Splurge” Among Key Trends NEW YORK, Feb. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — A slate of hot new toy trends for 2012 that keep pace with advancements in the tech world, mirror societal trends and aim to produce well-rounded, lifelong learners were unveiled today by the…


by Ryan "TheSuperfly" Prast
February 7, 2012
SNOWLOTITLEA2.jpg The Han Snowlo Project: part II. So I started this goofy experiment in my last blog entry.  Over the course of Thursday through Sunday, I tracked the rate of snowfall using a broomstick and my son’s Han Solo. You can see the progress of the snow below, along with the anguished plastic cries of the…


by Ryan "TheSuperfly" Prast
February 5, 2012
Introducing the new place for all the latest news and buzz surrounding NYTF 2012 – Toy Talk!  Why did we do this?  The mighty Toyotter explains… So what is this “Toy Talk”, and why would we create it when we have a perfectly good forum on AFi already? Basically, all of us here at AFi…


by Ryan "TheSuperfly" Prast
February 2, 2012
SNOWLOTITLEA1.jpg If you’ve watched the news today, you may have seen the weather forecast for Denver. Snow, wind, snow, wind, snow…you get the idea. The NOAA has predicted between 12″ – 24″ of snow for the Denver area, along with near-blizzard conditions overnight through tomorrow. Fun. So anticipating that schools will be closed tomorrow and wanting…


by Daniel Pickett
January 31, 2012
Toys1.jpg Some interesting toy facts that were forwarded to me from the author.  As we start the countdown to Toy Fair and our coverage it’s interesting to see these stats and the global impact of toys and toy sales.  Things like: Less than 4% of the world’s children live in the US while consuming 40% of…


by Ryan "TheSuperfly" Prast
January 26, 2012
3ABC_181.jpg Since ordering the 1/6 scale Blind Cowboy and Ghost Horse Super Set from threeA Toys many months ago, I have been anxiously awaiting the delivery of the enormous box…and yesterday it arrived.  I haven’t been able to stop messing with it and nearly took the day off work to play with it, so I thought…


by Erik "Superfriend" Skov
January 11, 2012
smiley-laughing.gif Ryan, our fellow blogger, inspired me twice in the creation of this blog.  First, I wanted to show how easy it is to write a blog.  Second, he posted in the forums about something that made me want to respond.  I could have responded in the thread, but since Julius gave me this soapbox (and…


by Daniel Pickett
January 11, 2012
ToyHUNTERLogo.jpg If you are a fan of pop culture and action figures then I have a show for you!  ’Toy Hunters’ will air Sunday January 15th on the Travel Channel (check your local listings). The show follows Jordan Hembrough from HollywoodHeroes.com.  If you follow Hollywood Heroes on their site or on Ebay you know they have…


by Daniel Pickett
January 3, 2012
Announcing – Toy Boarders What do you get when you cross old school green army men with skate boarders?  “Toy Boarders!”  Check out their new promo ad below.   You can check out more information on Toy Boarders here at the official site http://www.toyboarders.com


by Jason "ToyOtter" Geyer
December 27, 2011
As the years have gone by and I’ve gotten older (and wiser?) I’ve come to notice that every time one of our  distinguished men of AFi have posted pictures of their past childhood holiday toy pictures that something has been missing from my life: namely, and similar pictures of MY childhood Christmases filled with toys….