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Wednesday, February 27, 2013

The AFB Podcast Episode 54: Vintage Toy Restoration with Flag Points' Dave and Infinite Hollywood's Netwon Gimmick!









Episode FIFTY-FOUR of the AFB Podcast is live at iTunes and is now available for direct downloadDownload and subscribe to the podcast at iTunes now! 

The AFB Podcast is a weekly look at action figures, statues and other collectibles from the worlds of comic books and pop culture.

This episode John is left to run the fort alone, and he calls in his friends Dave from the Flag Points Podcast and Newton Gimmick from Infinite Hollywood to discuss Vintage Toy Restoration!

If you can't use iTunes, you can download Episode Fifty-Four 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 at iTunes, that will help us greatly! The AFB Podcast is also on Stitcher Radio!

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

Many thanks to Dave and Newton for giving their time to help us out!

Happy listening!



Sunday, February 24, 2013

The AFB Podcast Episode 53: Sculptor Tim Miller and the DC Bombshells Line!








Episode FIFTY-THREE of the AFB Podcast is live at iTunes and is now available for direct downloadDownload and subscribe to the podcast at iTunes now! 

Join Scott and John for Episode Fifty-Three of the Action Figure Blues Podcast! The AFB Podcast is a weekly look at action figures, statues and other collectibles from the worlds of comic books and pop culture.

This episode we have a special catch up with sculptor Tim Miller. We cover Tim's background and career, but we're specifically excited about the DC Bombshells Statue series that Tim is sculpting for DC Collectibles based on the art of Ant Lucia. It's a great chat and you will enjoy the listen!

If you can't use iTunes, you can download Episode Fifty-Three 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 at iTunes, that will help us greatly! The AFB Podcast is also on Stitcher Radio!

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

Many thanks to Tim for so generously giving of his time!

Happy listening!




Friday, February 22, 2013

The AFB Podcast Episode 52: Listener Rapid Fire Reviews!







Episode FIFTY-TWO of the AFB Podcast is live at iTunes and is now available for direct downloadDownload and subscribe to the podcast at iTunes now! 

Join Scott, Ben, Justin and John for Episode Fifty-One of the Action Figure Blues Podcast! The AFB Podcast is a weekly look at action figures, statues and other collectibles from the worlds of comic books and pop culture.

This week we finish off our rundown of news from Toy Fair 2013 and then celebrate one year of episodes by handing over to our listeners for a set of fun Rapid Fire Reviews!

If you can't use iTunes, you can download Episode Fifty-Two 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 at iTunes, that will help us greatly! The AFB Podcast is also on Stitcher Radio!

As an added bonus for our birthday, you'll be getting an extra episode this weekend, as Scotty and John had a chance to talk to sculptor Tim Miller about the new DC Bombshells Statue Line from DC Collectibles! Stay tuned!

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

Happy listening!



Thursday, February 14, 2013

The AFB Podcast Episode 51: Play Arts Kai Arkham City Catwoman / Star Wars Black






Episode FIFTY-ONE of the AFB Podcast is live at iTunes and is now available for direct downloadDownload and subscribe to the podcast at iTunes now! 

Join Ben, Scott, John and Adam for Episode Fifty-One of the Action Figure Blues Podcast! The AFB Podcast is a weekly look at action figures, statues and other collectibles from the worlds of comic books and pop culture.

This week Scotty takes a look at the Play Arts Kai Arkham City Catwoman Action Figure as our Toy of the Week, and then we look at the Star Wars Black 6" Announcement - and things get a bit heated when the panel is split 50/50 for and against this radical change to Star Wars collecting!

If you can't use iTunes, you can download Episode Fifty-One 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 at iTunes, that will help us greatly! The AFB Podcast is also on Stitcher Radio!

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

Happy listening!



Monday, February 11, 2013

You could be on the air in Episode 52 of the AFB Podcast!


We're closing in on a year of podcasts here at Action Figure Blues, and we thought we'd celebrate our birthday on Episode 52 by inviting YOU to be a part of the show!



For Episode 52, we're going to turn our "Rapid Fire Reviews" over to our listeners, which means that you have the chance to be heard on air! All you have to do is:

1. Pick a toy, statue or action figure to review and loosely follow the template below
2. Record your review as an .MP3 or .MP4
3. Keep that sucker to 5 minutes
4. Send your file to podcast@actionfigureblues.com

Rapid Fire Review template

Toy details
Toy name
Company/Manufacturer
Year of release and your year of acquisition (if they differ)
Type - Statue/Action Figure/Vinyl/etc

Packaging
Type? (Window box, blister, etc)
Styling? (pics/photos/character bio, etc)
Collector friendly?

Articulation
Number of points
Types
Playability/posability

Paint
Colour choices
Quality of apps

Dolly rating
Rate the figure out of 10


If you want help or advice on your review, sign up at the AFB Forum and post your questions or ideas in this thread and we'll give you a hand!

We're looking forward to airing the best of the listener reviews on Episode 52!

Thursday, February 07, 2013

The AFB Podcast Episode 50 - Interview with Randy Bowen!










Episode FIFTY of the AFB Podcast is live at iTunes and is now available for direct downloadDownload and subscribe to the podcast at iTunes now! 

Join Eli, Scott and Ben for Episode Fifty of the Action Figure Blues Podcast! The AFB Podcast is a weekly look at action figures, statues and other collectibles from the worlds of comic books and pop culture.

We celebrate turning 50 episodes old in style by chatting to the one and only Randy Bowen of Bowen Designs! It's a great chat as we cover Randy's background before Bowen Designs, including his work on the Death Dealer statue based on Frank Frazetta's artwork, what it's like to run Bowen Designs, and then Ben and Scott each have a go at selling their pet characters as the next Bowen Statues. You might be surprised by the response!

If you can't use iTunes, you can download Episode Fifty 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 at iTunes, that will help us greatly! The AFB Podcast is also on Stitcher Radio!

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

Happy listening!


Saturday, February 02, 2013

You could be heard on the AFB Podcast Episode 52!

We're closing in on a year of podcasts here at Action Figure Blues, and we thought we'd celebrate our birthday on Episode 52 by inviting YOU to be a part of the show!


For Episode 52, we're going to turn our "Rapid Fire Reviews" over to our listeners, which means that you have the chance to be heard on air! All you have to do is:

1. Pick a toy, statue or action figure to review and loosely follow the template below
2. Record your review as an .MP3 or .MP4
3. Keep that sucker to 5 minutes
4. Send your file to podcast@actionfigureblues.com

Rapid Fire Review template

Toy details
Toy name
Company/Manufacturer
Year of release and your year of acquisition (if they differ)
Type - Statue/Action Figure/Vinyl/etc

Packaging
Type? (Window box, blister, etc)
Styling? (pics/photos/character bio, etc)
Collector friendly?

Articulation
Number of points
Types
Playability/posability

Paint
Colour choices
Quality of apps

Dolly rating
Rate the figure out of 10


If you want help or advice on your review, sign up at the AFB Forum and post your questions or ideas in this thread and we'll give you a hand!

We're looking forward to airing the best of the listener reviews on Episode 52!
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