Tag: vintage

 

by Daniel Pickett
July 1, 2015
SWFFCountDJuly1 Hasbro sent out this amazing page-a-day Star Wars calendar to help us countdown to the release of new Star Wars: The Force Awakens product on “Force Friday” on September 4th. Today we are 65 days away from Force Friday and the toy of the day is the OG bad guy.   The badest of the bad…

 

by Daniel Pickett
June 12, 2015
SWFFCountDJune12 Hasbro sent out this amazing page-a-day Star Wars calendar to help us countdown to the release of new Star Wars product on “Force Friday” on September 4th. Today we are 84 days away from Force Friday and the toy of the day is the vintage Kenner Laser Pistol.   That’s right kids, this Star Wars toy…

 

by Daniel Pickett
June 11, 2015
MegoMeet2015Pix1 Last weekend was Aw Yeah MegoMeet 2015.   This was the first year it was held in Skokie, Illinois instead of Wheeling, West Virginia where it had been held for the past 20 years.  This year’s show was a joint effort between Aw Yeah Comics and the Mego Museum.   Below are two short video…

 

by Daniel Pickett
June 2, 2015
SWFFCountDJune2 Hasbro sent out this amazing page-a-day Star Wars calendar to help us countdown to the release of new Star Wars product on “Force Friday” on September 4th. Today we are 94 days away from Force Friday and the toy of the day are more vintage goodness from the folks at Kenner.   From the “they don’t…

 

by Daniel Pickett
May 25, 2015
SWFFCountDMay25 Hasbro sent out this amazing page-a-day Star Wars calendar to help us countdown to the release of new Star Wars product on “Force Friday” on September 4th. Today we are 103 days away from Force Friday and the toy of the day features the universe’s favorite farmboy Luke Skywalker. On this day in 1977 our cinematic minds…

 

by Daniel Pickett
May 22, 2015
AlienBox copy In their quest to get new and unique products into the hands of collectors, Diamond Select Toys has frequently teamed up with retailer Action Figure Xpress on exclusive items that expand on DST’s existing lines in very exciting ways. And at this year’s Comic-Con International in San Diego, AFX will offer four new items developed…

 

by Daniel Pickett
May 22, 2015
SWFFCountDMay22 Hasbro sent out this amazing page-a-day Star Wars calendar to help us countdown to the release of new Star Wars product on “Force Friday” on September 4th. Today we are 105 days away from Force Friday and the toy of the day features more vintage Kenner love.   The Creature Cantina playset was another great playset…

 

by Daniel Pickett
May 20, 2015
SWFFCountDMay20 Hasbro sent out this amazing page-a-day Star Wars calendar to help us countdown to the release of new Star Wars product on “Force Friday” on September 4th. Today we are 107 days away from Force Friday and the toy of the day is the vintage Kenner Endor Village playset from Return of the Jedi. This was…

 

by Daniel Pickett
May 17, 2015
SWFFCountDMay17 Hasbro sent out this amazing page-a-day Star Wars calendar to help us countdown to the release of new Star Wars product on “Force Friday” on September 4th. Today we are 110 days away from Force Friday and the toy of the day is the vintage Kenner Micro World Bespin Playset. I LOVED this toy as a…

 

by Daniel Pickett
May 16, 2015
FTCbstlab It’s one thing to just make the replicas of the 2 vintage Mego scale vans, but to go one step further and make NEW ones as well just blows my mind.   I was just talking this past week on the new episode of the Legion of Dans podcast that these were items from my…

 

by Daniel Pickett
May 15, 2015
ScreenHunter_593 May. 14 13.52 It’s a big month for Gentle Giant solicitations and by that I mean there are FOUR new Jumbo figures solicited!  This month we have 5 new products are coming from the gang at Gentle Giant early next year (Q2 2016) from across the spectrum of their licenses.   We see some great new stuff in their…

 

by Daniel Pickett
May 13, 2015
SWFFCountDMay13 Hasbro sent out this amazing page-a-day Star Wars calendar to help us countdown to the release of new Star Wars product on “Force Friday” on September 4th. Today we are 114 days away and the toy of the day is the original Kenner inflatable lightsaber.   I had one of these as a kid and…

 

by Daniel Pickett
May 12, 2015
SPFlashSeason1 In case you missed it tonight here’s a re-enactment (using Kenner Super Powers figures) –  

 

by Daniel Pickett
May 12, 2015
SWFFCountDCover I got a surprise in the mail yesterday from my friends at Hasbro.  They have created a really cool page-a-day calendar full of Star Wars trivia, important dates and most importantly, TOYS!  The calendar was written to help us all pass the time until we can buy new toys for Star Wars The Force Awakens…

 

by Daniel Pickett
April 28, 2015
7_group_2 Today, as part of our 10th anniversary celebration, we have a great guest column from our old friend Matt “Iron Cow” Cauley of Iron Cow Productions. While I only tiptoed into the shallow waters that are the bootleg Super Powers figures (and other non DC Characters) made by the mysterious “Industrial Toy Werks” with a…

 

by Daniel Pickett
March 30, 2015
KotoSPGL9 A Kotobukiya Japanese import! Kotobukiya’s groundbreaking DC Comics Classic Costume ARTFX+ Statue series brings you brand new non-articulated comic book characters based on vintage 1980’s Super Powers action figure sculpts enlarged to 1/10th scale. Following after the initial release of Superman comes Hal Jordan as Green Lantern! Retro is in and you can celebrate the…

 

by Daniel Pickett
March 25, 2015
ReAct5thElZorg1 Travel to the 23rd century with The Fifth Element ReAction Figures! “mul-ti-pass” The Fifth Element comes to Earth every five thousand years to protect the humans with four stones of the four elements: fire, water, Earth and air.     Available in May!

 

by Daniel Pickett
March 20, 2015
ScreenHunter_01 Mar. 20 08.51 SIX new products are coming from the gang at Gentle Giant early next year from across the spectrum of their licenses.   We see some great new stuff in their Jumbo universe including a Star Wars 3-pack that gives fans another shot at some of the early releases.   Zam  Wessel Statue – $269 Zam Wessel…

 

by Daniel Pickett
February 15, 2015
GGSPJumbosTF10 Right as everyone was being booted out of the Javits center at the end of the second day I was able to grab a scoop!  This is the first look at the prototypes for TWO of Gentle Giant’s new Jumbo Super Powers line and Batman from their new Jumbo Batman: The Animated Series line. I…

 

by Daniel Pickett
February 13, 2015
SuperPowersBannerAFI Gentle Giant take great delight in blowing up your childhood… but not in a bad way, in an amazing JUMBO way!  Today, on “Toy Fair Eve,” the good people at Gentle Giant ltd, have have two fantastic pre-Toy Fair announcements that they are letting us debut here on AFi. Gentle Giant ltd. has had tremendous success…

 

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