Tag: toys


by Jon "Caped Crusader" Edwards
October 19, 2011
savage1.jpg While reading some recent store report posts on another collecting site, I noticed some disturbing comments. Someone had failed to find what he was searching for in a toy aisle, but he noticed another man in the section with multiples of the figures he wanted in his cart. He asked the other fellow if he…


by Danny "CantinaDan" Neumann
September 11, 2011
BLOGmetronsChair-OPEN1.jpg Surely you’ve been made aware of the upcoming DCUC subscription fan’s choice oversize deluxe figure Metron . . . and his chair. Now that we, the fans, have witnessed fully the extent of our power over the toy industry we push for more! To date, we have not seen images of the sculpt of Metron’s…


by Matt Cauley
August 12, 2011
Not that you asked, but here’s how I warmed up to the DCUC Subscription offering. I’ll admit, at first I had *no* interest in the DC Universe Classics subscription. I hadn’t been buying DCUC in ages, the prices at retail were ridiculous, and most of the time I’d only be tempted by half the figures…


by Erik "Superfriend" Skov
July 14, 2011
STRIPE-500x282.jpg JLU Fans are a very vocal group here at AFI.  Tomorrow we are getting the opportunity to add one more character to our collections, a special character, S.T.R.I.P.E.  (Twice is enough for all those periods.) STRIPE is special for a number of reasons. 1. STRIPE is an oversized figure.  This maxes him either doomed to…


by Ryan "TheSuperfly" Prast
July 14, 2011
DCUC-BRACKET_FINAL_web11.jpg As you have read HERE, the latest AFi Fan Bracket has come to a close.  Well…technically, it close weeks ago, but…anyway, for those keeping score, below is the final image of the Bracket with matchups. click for bigger image Thanks to all of you who supported this Bracket with humor, patience, and understanding.  I am…


by ChipCataldo
May 9, 2011
kalibak.jpg Hello, and welcome to another week of me sprouting off about Super Powers awesomeness to no one in particular!  Today the Super Powers Highlight focuses on all the figures released at retail on the offer-less, comic-less 33-back card design.  To many SP collectors, the 3rd series card back redesign is known as both a step…


by ChipCataldo
May 1, 2011
desaad-cromalinback.jpg Wow, really?  Another edition of The Super Powers Highlight, so soon after the last one? Yes, you’re right…I must be sick.   Today we’ll be looking at the right-hand toady of one of your more major villains…Grima Wormtongue…err…I mean, DESAAD!  Darkseid’s torture master was indeed part of the Super Powers line from Kenner toys back…


by ChipCataldo
April 30, 2011
assortments.jpg   Junk.  Waste.  Garbage. One man’s trash is another man’s treasure, and oh BOY is this trash a treasure…at least for me!   Welcome, one and all, to another edition of the Super Powers Highlight.  Today we’ll be looking at some of the various shipping cases used to transport Super Powers figures to their intended retail…


by Ryan "TheSuperfly" Prast
April 22, 2011
  We’ve all felt it. It begins when you read on the forums that Figure X may have been found at retail and your heart skips a beat.  You hop in your car, get a ride, catch a bus.  With a rush of adrenalin as you enter the store’s parking lot, your mind filling with…


by Daniel Pickett
April 15, 2011
 As a community, toy collectors are known for being a particularly vocal bunch.  When images of Michael Bay’s Transformers movie first surfaced a few years ago, outrage at one Transformers news site was so fierce regarding the signature look of the main Villian Megatron, that ultimately Bay was convinced to change the iconic character to…


by Cesar Zamora
April 14, 2011
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA My girlfriend and I recently took a week long trip to Mexico, the Motherland. I call it the Motherland because both my parents are Mexican, and while I was born and raised in the USA, I was brought up with a rich Mexican heritage and speak fluent Spanish. So naturally I’ve been to Mexico several…


by Daniel Pickett
April 5, 2011
WAYNE, NJ (April 4, 2011) – Toys“R”Us, Inc. today announced the appointment of Neil Friedman as President, Toys“R”Us, U.S.  A highly respected industry executive, Mr. Friedman most recently served as President, Mattel Brands. In his new position at Toys“R”Us, Mr. Friedman will oversee all merchandising, marketing, store operations, merchandise presentation, global sourcing and product development,…