Tag: toys


by Daniel Pickett
October 16, 2012
Zombies & Toys has a Halloween exclusive treat with a trick! Celebrate your favorite holiday with a Halloween edition of Z.O.M.B.I.E. toys available exclusively through Zombies & Toys.  From the folks at October Toys, this translucent orange edition contains black glitter and will live longer than the rotting pumpkin on your porch.  A word of…


by Daniel Pickett
October 3, 2012
New in stock and preorders from BigBadToyStore.com ————- NEW PREORDERS ————- TRANSFORMERS DARK OF THE MOON MEGATRON DARK ENERGON EDITION This new Asian exclusive recolor has Leader Class Megatron redone in black, purple and silver.  We have this figure listed at $139.99, and he is set to come out sometime this December. http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=TAK11582&mode=retail “GREMLINS” MOGWAI…


by Daniel Pickett
August 16, 2012
Here is a quick update on a variety of new items listed today: PRE-ORDERS SUPER ALLOY BATMAN – 1/6 SCALE JIM LEE VERSION Play Imaginative is releasing a new 85% die-cast version of Batman in his New 52 suit as designed by Jim Lee.  This 1/6 scale figure has more than 50 points of articulation…


by Daniel Pickett
July 14, 2012
We’ve got a lot of pictures up in our SDCC 2012 galleries and more on the way! Check them all out here!


by Erik "Superfriend" Skov
July 11, 2012
chaos-war-low-res-450x600.jpg Today sees the release of the next set of HeroClix for players and collectors to get.  This time WizKids gives us a collection of Avengers and classic Avengers villains while mixing in a few surprises here and there.  Speaking of surprises, as with the last several sets, unlisted “chase” figures have been found mixed in. …


by Ryan "TheSuperfly" Prast
June 14, 2012
trans.gif Father’s Day is this weekend, and what better way to celebrate than to revisit and expand upon my article from last year? Some fathers go fishing or hunting with their sons; others bond over golf, or tinker with cars.  I have friends that regularly camp with their sons, and play guitar, and build their relationship…


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 Ryan "TheSuperfly" Prast
June 6, 2012
walmart1.jpg I stumbled across this amusing account of my encounter with the oft-reviled “scalper” collector from 2004.  This was posted to RTM and the AFi forums, before it was deleted during the Great Hack of the 2005.  Keep in mind, I have obviously added anecdotal aspects for the sake of entertainment, and reflects my feelings and…


by Daniel Pickett
May 28, 2012
Happy Memorial Day! Thank you to all who do and have served in the armed forces. It’s because of your sacrifice that Jason and I are able to sit in a room together once a week and talk about whatever we want, and you are able to listen to it whenever you want. We had…


by Erik "Superfriend" Skov
May 5, 2012
YoungJusticeCast1-e13362550012271.gif If you are a fan of the Young Justice TV show, like me, you might wish you could collect some form of figure of the characters on the show that reminded you of the show.  Mattel offered this in 2 forms, 6 inch and 4 inch, both of which the general public rejected.  Before they…


by Daniel Pickett
March 30, 2012
The McDonalds promotion for Cartoon Network/DC Nation ‘Green Lantern: The Animated Series’ started this week for their Happy Meal boys toys offering.  There are 8 toys as part of the promotion including figures of Hal, Kilowog and Razor as well as a ring, a mask and the interceptor ship. To see images of each toy…


by Daniel Pickett
March 11, 2012
Some of the AFi readers have been discussing this on the forums, but I thought it might be good to mention it on the front page as well. More and more independent toy makers are turning to Kickstarter.com to secure funding for their projects.  Here’s one that readers of AFi might enjoy.  The good news…