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Tuesday, February 25, 2020

The AFB Podcast Episode 363: Green Arrow Premium Format / SH Figuarts SH Figuarts Super Saiyan Broly Full Power and Super Broly / Mondo Masters of the Universe Scareglow




Episode 363 of the AFB Podcast is live on Apple Podcasts and is now available for direct downloadDownload and subscribe to the podcast at Apple Podcasts now! 

This week, Eddie, Adam, Scotty, Ben and our new co-host Mark team up for three great new reviews!

  • Sideshow Green Arrow Premium Format
  •  SH Figuarts SH Figuarts Super Saiyan Broly Full Power and Super Broly 
  • Mondo Masters of the Universe Scareglow

The AFB Podcast is also on 
Spotify and Stitcher Radio!

If you prefer, you can download Episode 363 here now! Click on the link to listen, or right click to save the file! The podcast will always be available from the “Podcast” tab here - but if you can subscribe and give us positive ratings wherever you lisen, that will help us greatly! 



Have a listen, and please give us some feedback at podcast@actionfigureblues.com - we might even read out your feedback on the next show!

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Popcultcha Raising Funds for RSPCA Bushfire Relief Effort tops $500k





Funko & Popcultcha are working together to raise funds for the RSPCA to help with the Australian Bushfire Crisis, through the sale of a Special Edition Collectable – Bushfire Heroes Firefighter with Koala Pop! Vinyl Figure

Consumer products company Funko, headquartered in Everett ,Washington USA, have teamed up with Geelong, Australia based retail store Popcultcha, to release a Special Edition Bushfire Heroes Firefighter with Koala Pop! Vinyl Figure. The purpose being to donate all profits from the sale of this Popcultcha Exclusive item to the RSPCA National Bushfire Appeal to assist in the recovery efforts around Australia’s bushfire disaster.

The RSPCA are working alongside government and emergency agencies, veterinarians and local authorities to provide much needed equipment and supplies, emergency care and identifying and assessing injured animals in need of assistance. Their work will continue for weeks, months and even years after the fires have ceased.

Ash Howard, Director of Popcultcha, states that it made sense to direct our energies toward the effort required of the RSPCA. There have been an unfathomable number of animals lost or in need of rescue and rehabilitation as a result of this disastrous fire season and we recognise that we all need to help wherever and however we can. We are fortunate to have a great partnership with Funko that spans a 17+ year period and their willingness to get involved and support our country here in Australia should be applauded.

Popcultcha is an international online store that specialises in selling collectables and pop culture merchandise, so we were well placed to partner in selling and shipping this item globally to all customers wishing to purchase it. We are known as a destination store for Funko Pop! Vinyl Figures, where we hand pick and pack all of our orders from our large Geelong facility here in Australia. We have a very close and strategic working relationship with Australia Post, who will be key in shipping thousands of these orders around the world.

Andy Walker, Popcultcha’s Marketing & Content Manager said "We are overwhelmed with the worldwide demand for this item. Collectors from all corners of the globe are contributing to the cause and are eager to support the work the RSPCA are doing. It is exceeding all of our expectations and we are thrilled to be presenting the RSPCA with a pretty sizeable donation in the coming period, which we know is very much needed at this time. We will be donating the profits from the sale of this item each and every month until it is sold through."

Ash Howard said "All of us here at Popcultcha are humbled by this opportunity. We are grateful to our great mates, the team at Funko and to our own design team here in Australia, that worked together to make this item a reality. It’s lovely to see our industry come together in a time of need and achieve great things. Supporting the RSPCA, I know we have made a difference, as we see the work they are doing and will be doing for the foreseeable future. Our staff are honoured to be a part of this project and rest assured we’ll all be working our butts off to ensure these cute collectables get to their intended homes and in turn, we get the RSPCA the resources they need to keep up with their incredible work."

The Special Edition Bushfire Heroes Firefighter with Koala Pop! Vinyl Figure can be ordered online at Popcultcha (link below) for $19.99 AUD and is expected to ship out to customers in June 2020.

https://www.popcultcha.com.au/rspca-national-bushfire-appeal-firefighter-with-koala-pop- vinyl-figure-popcultcha-exclusive.html

If you would like more information about the RSPCA National Bushfire Appeal or are looking to make an additional donation you can do so here:

https://bushfires.rspca.org.au/


Monday, February 03, 2020

The AFB Podcast Episode 362: Super 7 MOTUC William Stout / S.H. Figuarts Android / Spin Masters DC 4” Series Wave 1




Episode 362 of the AFB Podcast is live on Apple Podcasts and is now available for direct downloadDownload and subscribe to the podcast at Apple Podcasts now! 

This week, Scotty, Adam, and Eddie team up for three great new reviews!

  • Super 7 Masters of the Universe Classics William Stout Collection
  • S.H. Figuarts Android No. 21
  • Spin Masters DC 4” Series Wave 1
The AFB Podcast is also on Spotify and Stitcher Radio!

If you prefer, you can download Episode 362 here now! Click on the link to listen, or right click to save the file! The podcast will always be available from the “Podcast” tab here - but if you can subscribe and give us positive ratings wherever you lisen, that will help us greatly! 



Have a listen, and please give us some feedback at podcast@actionfigureblues.com - we might even read out your feedback on the next show!

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

The AFB Podcast Episode 361: 2019 In Review




Episode 361 of the AFB Podcast is live on Apple Podcasts and is now available for direct downloadDownload and subscribe to the podcast at Apple Podcasts now! 

This week, Scotty, Ben, Adam, John and Eddie join together to kick off our 2020 Episodes by looking back at our picks and pans for collecting in 2019.

See below for lists of our runner-ups and winners in each category.

The AFB Podcast is also on Spotify and Stitcher Radio!

If you prefer, you can download Episode 361 here now! Click on the link to listen, or right click to save the file! The podcast will always be available from the “Podcast” tab here - but if you can subscribe and give us positive ratings wherever you lisen, that will help us greatly! 

Have a listen, and please give us some feedback at podcast@actionfigureblues.com - we might even read out your feedback on the next show!

Scott’s Picks

  • Best small scale fig (6-7” or 1/12 scale and under $100)
    • Runner-up 80th Anniversary Thor ML
    • Winner - MAFEX Spider-man (Comic Version)
  • Best small scale fig (6-7” or 1/12 scale and over $100)
    • Runner-up - Mezco One:12 Collective Cyclops
    • Winner - Mezco One:12 Sovereign Knight Batman
  • Best Build-A-Figure (BAF) or Collect & Connect (C&C)
    1. Runner-up - Multiverse Killer Croc CnC
    2. Winner - Marvel Legends Kingpin BAF
  • Best Miscellaneous item
    1. Runner-up - Hiya Toys Injustice 2 3.5”
    2. Winner - DCC Artists Alley Chrissie Zullo Series

  • Best Large scale figure/vehicle/playset (8” and above)
    • Runner-up - ML Prof X & Hoverchair
    • Winner - BTAS Batman & Batcycle
  • Best High end item
    • Runner-up -  Batman B&W Marc Silvestri Batman on Throne
    • Winner -  Bombshells Big Barda
  • Biggest Red Card
    • Runner-up - DCC Line ADD
    • Winner - Mattel for losing the DC license
  • Innovation Award (for thinking outside the box)
    • Runner-up - DCC Artists Alley
    • Winner - Tweeterhead
  • Best Line (new or ongoing)
    • Runner-up - Tweeterhead Super Powers Statue Line
    • Winner - Mezco One:12
  • Best Company (new or ongoing)
    • Runner-up - Funko
    • Winner - Hasbro
  • Personal acquisition (Something awesome you got. Grail? Vintage? Got it for a deal? Etc)
    • Runner-up - Funko Ursula 10” Pop
    • Winner - Batman Animated Batcave
  • The biggie!!!! “Item of the year” (2019 release)
    • Runner-up - Tweeterhead Super Powers Martian Manhunter
    • Winner - Mezco One:12 Darkseid

Ben's Picks

  • Best small scale fig (6-7” or 1/12 scale and under)
    • Runner-up - Hasbro Marvel Legends Silver Samurai
    • Winner - Hasbro Marvel Legends 80th Anniversary Thor
  • Best Build-A-Figure (BAF) or Collect & Connect (C&C)
    1. Runner-up - Kree Sentry
    2. Winner - Kingpin
  • Best Miscellaneous item
  1. Runner-up - S.H.Figuarts Majin Buu & Evil Buu
  2. Winner - NECA Street scene diorama
  • Best Large scale figure/vehicle/playset (8” and above)
    • Runner-up - Hasbro Marvel Legends Professor X
    • Winner - Four Horsemen Mythic Legions - Kkurzog
  • Best High end item
    • Runner-up - Hasbro Marvel Legends Alpha Flight boxed set 
    • Winner - Sideshow Collectibles Green Arrow premium format statue
  • Biggest Red Card
    • Runner-up - Hasbro Marvel Legends Captain Marvel Wave or Geek Tikis
    • Winner - Anything that uses the MOTU bucks
  • Innovation Award (for thinking outside the box)
    • Runner-up - Hasbro Marvel Legends Dani Moonstar
    • Winner - NECA accessory packs
  • Best Line (new or ongoing)
    • Runner-up - Mythic Legions
    • Winner - Hasbro Marvel Legends
  • Best Company (new or ongoing)
    • Runner-up - Sideshow Collectibles
    • Winner - Hasbro
  • Personal acquisition (Something awesome you got. Grail? Vintage? Got it for a deal? Etc)
    • Runner-up - Gerber photo journals (Galactus Maquette)
    • Winner - Death Dealer print signed by Frazetta
  • The biggie!!!! “Item of the year” (2019 release)
    • Runner-up - 
Winner - Sideshow Collectibles Rogue Maquette

Adam's Picks

Best small scale fig (6-7” or 1/12 scale and under $100)
Winner - Master Roshi

Best Large scale figure/vehicle/playset (8” and above)
Winner - Fat Buu

Biggest Red Card
Runner-up - Pre-orders, Exclusives, and limited availability
Winner - Shazam that looks like Christian Slater

Best Line (new or ongoing)

Winner - S.H. Figuarts Dragonball (Z/Super)

Best Company (new or ongoing)

Winner - Bandai
Personal acquisition (Something awesome you got. Grail? Vintage? Got it for a deal? Etc)

Winner - Tamiya XV-01

The biggie!!!! “Item of the year” (2019 release)
Runner-up - Fat Buu
Winner - Master Roshi

John's Picks

Best small scale fig (6-7” or 1/12 scale and under $100)
Runner-up - Doctor WHo
Winner - Mego Khan

Best small scale fig (6-7” or 1/12 scale and over $100)
Winner - Sovereign Knight

Best Build-A-Figure (BAF) or Collect & Connect (C&C)
Winner - Kingpin

Best Miscellaneous item
Runner-up - Alfred
Winner - Lego Mom

Best Large scale figure/vehicle/playset (8” and above)
Winner - Jabba's Palace

Biggest Red Card
Winner - Shazam that looks like Christian Slater

Innovation Award (for thinking outside the box)
Winner - Decals with the Marauder Task Force WWII figures

Best Line (new or ongoing)
Runner-up - Marvel Legends
Winner - Lego Blind Bag

Best Company (new or ongoing)
Runner-up -Funko
Winner - Lego

Personal acquisition (Something awesome you got. Grail? Vintage? Got it for a deal? Etc)
Runner-up - Batman Gallery Statue
Winner - Alex Trebek Pop Vinyl

The biggie!!!! “Item of the year” (2019 release)
Runner-up - WWII Marauder Taskforce Kickstarter
Winner - Megumi Tadokoro - Nendroid

Saturday, November 02, 2019

The AFB Podcast Episode 360: Funko Five Star Little Mermaid / Daredevil Animated / DC Designer Supergirl and Nightwing Statues




Episode 360 of the AFB Podcast is live on Apple Podcasts and is now available for direct downloadDownload and subscribe to the podcast at Apple Podcasts now! 

This week, Ben and Scotty pair up for three great new reviews!


  • Funko Five Star Little Mermaid Ursula and Ariel Figures
  • Gentle Giant Daredevil Animated Statue
  • DC Collectibles DC Designer Supergirl and Nightwing Statues
The AFB Podcast is also on Spotify and Stitcher Radio!

If you prefer, you can download Episode 360 here now! Click on the link to listen, or right click to save the file! The podcast will always be available from the “Podcast” tab here - but if you can subscribe and give us positive ratings wherever you lisen, that will help us greatly! 



Have a listen, and please give us some feedback at podcast@actionfigureblues.com - we might even read out your feedback on the next show!

Sunday, October 13, 2019

The AFB Podcast Episode 359: Sideshow X-23 Premium Format / S.H. Figuarts Super Saiyan God Super Saiyan Vegeta / Mezco One:12 Collective Sovereign Knight Batman




Episode 359 of the AFB Podcast is live on Apple Podcasts and is now available for direct downloadDownload and subscribe to the podcast at Apple Podcasts now! 

This week, Ben, Scotty and Eddie pair up for three great new reviews!

  • Sideshow X-23 Premium Format
  • S.H. Figuarts Super Saiyan God Super Saiyan Vegeta
  • Mezco One:12 Collective Sovereign Knight Batman
The AFB Podcast is also on Spotify and Stitcher Radio!

If you prefer, you can download Episode 359 here now! Click on the link to listen, or right click to save the file! The podcast will always be available from the “Podcast” tab here - but if you can subscribe and give us positive ratings wherever you lisen, that will help us greatly! 



Have a listen, and please give us some feedback at podcast@actionfigureblues.com - we might even read out your feedback on the next show!
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