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by Daniel Pickett
August 8, 2011
Transformers: Dark of the Moon the Video Game Review I’ll admit up front that I’ve never played a Transformers video game before.   I was a big Transformers fan back when they first hit shelves in the 80’s , what we now call “G1”, as well as watching the original animated series and reading the Marvel comic, but I haven’t followed Transformers through all of…


by Daniel Pickett
May 13, 2011
  I’ve been missing out.  I remember when the new animated Avengers show started airing.  I remember posting the press release and letting folks know it was coming, but I didn’t set my DVR for it at the time so I missed the first couple and then I just never picked it up.   Turns out,…


by Jeff Cope
February 2, 2011
Captain Jack Sparrow (expertly played by Johnny Depp) returns to movie theaters this year in the fourth installment of Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean franchise: On Stranger Tides. Of course, with a big blockbuster movie comes a big blockbuster toy line. This time around it’s JAKKS Pacific bringing a bounty of pirate treasure to your…


by Jason "ToyOtter" Geyer
November 27, 2010
by Jason "ToyOtter" Geyer and James "Sallah" Sawyer. So there was that thing back a few years ago where we found out all about the plans for the final years of the Super Powers Collection including concept art for many possible figures. And that other thing, where some extension plans for the original Kenner Star…


by AFi Admin
August 5, 2008
What Could Have Been: Unseen LCBH COMIC CON 2008 AFI’s Behind the Plastic: The Golden Age of Toy Biz/Marvel Toys Panel   True innovators in the world of action figures are few and far between. The team at Marvel Toys/Toy Biz has been bringing articulation to American action figures in their ground breaking lines: Marvel Legends, Spider-Man Classics, Lord of the…


by AFi Admin
March 2, 2008
By John Charles Recently, I had the good fortune to once again be invited to Mezco’s headquarters in Queens, New York.  There, a stone’s throw from the famous Silvercup Studios and a short ride on the 7 train from the legendary Times Square, I was greeted by Mezco’s gregarious Administrator and Director Of Special Projects;…


by AFi Admin
February 17, 2008
I know it can be a rare thing to find a significant other that tolerates your hobbies, much less participates in them. I always read with a bit of jealousy the posts from other collectors about their wives or significant others that would hunt for toys for them when they were out on shopping trips…


by AFi Admin
January 21, 2008
Diamond Select Toys and Art Asylum I’ve said it before, I’ll say it again: I LOVE THE "Re-Imagined" BATTLESTAR GALACTICA SERIES on the Sci Fi network. I watched the Mini-Series and thought it was OK, but as soon as I saw the episode "33" I knew I was hooked. I’ve been along for the ride…


by AFi Admin
December 23, 2007
Welcome to the Shelves! or How ROUND 2 Saved Christmas! As many of you know I was a HUGE fan of Playing Mantis’ holiday "Memory Lane" lines of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and Peanuts lines back in the day. As a result theirs was always one of my favorite showrooms to visit each year at…


by AFi Admin
December 22, 2007
  Hey there! SpyMagician here! Like our fearless leader, Julius Marx, I am a HUGE fan of Disney Pixar’s Cars! And I finally got around to doing a custom "figure" I’ve been meaning to make for ages… Now I love my real car, a Black Cherry Pearl ’05 Scion xA. So what would be cooler…


by AFi Admin
October 31, 2007
All we want to do is eat your brains…. We’re not unreasonable, I mean on one’s gonna eat your eyes.   By: Daniel "Julius Marx" Pickett The fine folks at Diamond Select Toys, Toy Biz and Dig Deep Entertainment have given us a KILLER subset of figures in the direct market Marvel Select Line- Marvel…


by AFi Admin
October 6, 2007
Step Into…GLYOS Glyos System Series: Pheyden Phase Version Excellis Gear’s Edge Version By ONell Design   by jeremy sung & bill murphy Welcome to the second column in an ongoing series called “A Discussion that looks Inside the Mind of the Insane Ramblings of Spy Magician & the Fresh Monkey” INTRO:   SPYMAGICIAN: Today we’re gonna review…