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Saturday, March 16, 2019

The AFB Podcast Episode #347: Sideshow Collectibles Daredevil Modern Premium Format / S.H. Figuarts Super Saiyan Gotenks / DC Essentials Shazam and Black Adam




Episode 347 of the AFB Podcast is live at iTunes and is now available for direct downloadDownload and subscribe to the podcast at iTunes now! 

This week, Scotty, Ben, Eddie and Adam join up to review some great toys:

  • Sideshow Collectibles Daredevil Modern Premium Format
  • S.H. Figuarts Super Saiyan Gotenks
  • DC Collectibles DC Essentials Shazam and Black Adam Two Pack

If you don't use iTunes or another podcatcher, you can download Episode 347 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! 

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Saturday, March 09, 2019

The AFB Podcast Episode 346: New York Toy Fair 2019 Picks and Pans



Episode 346 of the AFB Podcast is live at iTunes and is now available for direct downloadDownload and subscribe to the podcast at iTunes now! 

This week, Scotty, Ben, Eddie and Adam join up to work through the highlights and lowlights of the reveals from New York Toy Fair 2019. See below for links to all of the items we talk about in this episode. 

If you don't use iTunes or another podcatcher, you can download Episode 346 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! 

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Marvel Legends Spider-Man Wave 2:
  • Scorpion
  • Julia Carpenter Spider-Woman
  • Hydro-Man
  • Doppelganger Spider-Man w/ Six Arms
  • Far From Home Stealth Suit Spider-Man Figure
  • Far From Home Upgraded Suit Spider-Man Movie Figure

Marvel Legends Vintage X-Men Series:
  • X-Factor Cyclops
  • Black Costume Wolverine with Muramasa Sword
  • Silver Samurai
  • 80s Dazzler with short hair
  • 2 more figures
Marvel Legends X-Force Series:
  • Nightcrawler
  • Guardian
  • Cannonball (with blasting effect lower body and no legs)
  • Boom Boom
  • Mr. Sinister
  • [Wendigo is presumably the Build-A-Figure but was not shown]
Legendary Riders:
Ultimate Captain America WWII Figure with Motorcycle
Avengers Infinity War Legends Wave 1:
  • Citizen V
  • Living Laser
  • Hercules
  • Ebony Maw
  • Nighthawk
  • [Avengers End Game movie figures and Build-A-Figure TBA]
Avengers Infinity War Marvel Legends Wave 2:
  • Shuri
  • Rock Python (Serpent Society)
  • Beta Ray Bill
  • Union Jack
  • Loki (Classic)
  • [Avengers End Game movie figures and Build-A-Figure TBA]
Exclusives:
  • Walmart Exclusive Infinity War Loki and Corvus Glaive Two-Pack
  • Target Exclusive Kraven’s Last Hunt Two-Pack
  • Target Exclusive Homecoming Spider-Man (in blazer) and Mary Jane Two-Pack
  • Amazon Exclusive X-Men Family Matters Three-Pack: Scarlet Witch, Quicksilver and Magneto
  • Walgreens Exclusive Emma Frost (Marvel NOW Black Costume)
  • Walgreens Exclusive Infamous Iron Man Doctor Doom80 Years of Marvel Anniversary Marvel Legends:
  • First Appearance Wolverine & Hulk Two-Pack
  • Unmasked Hela & Skurge the Executioner Two-Pack
  • Grandmaster & Korg Two-Pack
  • Classic Thor
  • Classic Iron Man
  • Classic Captain America
  • Ghost & Luis Two-Pack (from “Ant-Man and the Wasp”)
  • Colossus (Jim Lee) & Juggernaut Two-Pack
  • First Avenger Peggy Carter & Captain America (in jacket) Two-Pack
  • Infinity War Iron Man Mark 50 (with floating cannons) & Iron Spider (with mechanical legs!) Two-Pack
Other Hasbro
The Star Wars black/6 , Retro Vintage  

McFarlane Video Games, Anime,

DC Collectibles - Batman B&W mini-statues
DCC Action Figures, DC Prime, DC Essentials, Batman Animated, Bizarre Mexican Wrestling figures

Bombshells Death & Mary M


Bishoujo Mary Marvel!!! New Catwoman, Bishoujo Domino and Phoenix

Funko Primal Age,

Mezco One:12 and here, Harley Quinn comic, WW comic, Keaton Batman, Magneto, Hellboy, Preview Comic Aquaman, Moon Knight, Gambit, New Mezco 5 Points line with Scoobies

Super 7 (motu movie, Conan , Voltron , Toxie )

Mattel (wet fart, DC , Jurassic World, Toy Story 4  )



Saturday, March 02, 2019

The AFB Podcast Episode 345: Gentle Giant Animated Thor / Bandai Robot Spirits Patlabor Griffon / MacFarlane Fortnite Black Knight




Episode 344 of the AFB Podcast is live at iTunes and is now available for direct downloadDownload and subscribe to the podcast at iTunes now! 

This week, Scotty, Ben, John, Eddie and Adam join up to review some great toys:

  • Gentle Giant Thor Animated
  • Bandai Robot Spirits Patlabor Griffon
  • MacFarlane Toys Fortnite Black Knight

If you don't use iTunes or another podcatcher, you can download Episode 345 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! 

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Sunday, February 24, 2019

The AFB Podcast Episode 344: Gentle Giant Punisher / Sideshow Batwoman / Marauder K9 / SH Figuarts Bulma




Episode 344 of the AFB Podcast is live at iTunes and is now available for direct downloadDownload and subscribe to the podcast at iTunes now! 

This week, Scotty, Ben, John, Eddie and Adam join up to review some great toys:

  • Gentle Giant Punisher Animated
  • Sideshow Collectibles Batwoman Premium Format
  • Marauder Gun Runners K9 "Pavlov"
  • SH Figuarts Bulma 

If you don't use iTunes or another podcatcher, you can download Episode 344 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! 

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Friday, February 15, 2019

The AFB Podcast Episode 343: Boss Fight Bucky O'Hare / Diamond Gallery Aquaman / Doomsday Clock Two Packs




Episode 343 of the AFB Podcast is live at iTunes and is now available for direct downloadDownload and subscribe to the podcast at iTunes now! 

This week, Eddie and Scotty join up to review some great toys:

  • Boss Fight Studio Bucky O'Hare
  • Diamond Gallery Aquaman PVC Statue
  • DC Collectibles DC Essentials Doomsday Clock Two Packs
If you don't use iTunes or another podcatcher, you can download Episode 343 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! 

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Friday, February 01, 2019

The AFB Podcast Episode 342: Mezco One:12 Collective Popeye




Episode 342 of the AFB Podcast is live at iTunes and is now available for direct downloadDownload and subscribe to the podcast at iTunes now! 

This week, Ben and Scotty have the Mezco One:12 Collective Popeye Action Figure in hand, and he is so much fun we're dedicating the whole show to him!

If you don't use iTunes or another podcatcher, you can download Episode 342 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! 

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Wednesday, January 23, 2019

The AFB Podcast Episode 341: Transformers Siege / Mezco Catwoman / SH Figuarts Harry Potter




Episode 341 of the AFB Podcast is live at iTunes and is now available for direct downloadDownload and subscribe to the podcast at iTunes now! 

This week, Adam, Eddie, and Scotty join up to review some great toys:

  • Hasbro Transformers Siege Wave 1
  • Mezco One:12 Collective Catwoman
  • SH Figuarts Harry Potter and Ron Weasley
If you don't use iTunes or another podcatcher, you can download Episode 341 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! 

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Tuesday, January 15, 2019

The AFB Podcast Episode 340: 2018 Toys of the Year Awards





Episode 340 of the AFB Podcast is live at iTunes and is now available for direct downloadDownload and subscribe to the podcast at iTunes now! 

Before we start on our 2019 Reviews, we look back at the highlights and lowlights of toy and statue collecting in 2018.

You can play along at home with our picks listed below!

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Ben’s picks
  1. Best small scale fig (6-7” or 1/12 scale and under)
    1. Runner-up - Marvel Legends Silver Surfer
    2. Winner - Marvel Legends Thing

Best Build-A-Figure (BAF) or Collect & Connect (C&C)
    1. Runner-up - Marvel Legends SP//DR
    2. Winner - Marvel Legends Sauron
Best Miscellaneous item
    1. Runner-up - Diamond Select Gallery - Rogue “Savage Land”
    2. Winner - Hasbro Cosplay Infinity Gauntlet


  1. Best Large scale figure/vehicle/playset (8” and above)
    1. Runner-up -
    2. Winner - Star Wars Black - Dewback
  2. Best High end item
    1. Runner-up - XM Studios Moon Knight  
    2. Winner - Sideshow Thanos Maquette
  3. Biggest Red Card
    1. Runner-up - Mattel’s utter failure
    2. Winner - Exclusives & Delays
  4. Innovation Award (for thinking outside the box)
    1. Runner-up - Mezco (for One:12 collective)
  5. Best Line (new or ongoing)
    1. Runner-up - Mezco One:12
    2. Winner - Hasbro Marvel Legends
  6. Best Company (new or ongoing)
    1. Runner-up - Mezco (for One:12 collective)
    2. Winner - Hasbro
  7. Personal acquisition (Something awesome you got. Grail? Vintage? Got it for a deal? Etc)
    1. Winner - Frazetta sketch
  8. The biggie!!!! “Item of the year” (2018 release)



Adam’s Picks
  1. Best small scale fig (6-7” or 1/12 scale and under)
    1. Runner-up – S.H. Figuarts Yamucha
  2. Best Large scale figure/vehicle/playset (8” and above)
  3. Best High end item
    1. Runner-up -
    2. Winner -
  4. Biggest Red Card
    1. Winner – Bandai Pre-order notifications (Buu, SSGSS Vegeta)
  5. Innovation Award (for thinking outside the box)
    1. Runner-up –
    2. Winner - Neko Busou
  6. Best Line (new or ongoing)
    1. Winner -  S.H. Figuarts DB
  7. Winner - Best Company (new or ongoing)
    1. Runner-up – Kaiyodo, Max Factory
    2. Winner - Bandai
  8. Personal acquisition (Something awesome you got. Grail? Vintage? Got it for a deal? Etc)
    1. Runner-up – Neko Busou Namimori
  9. The biggie!!!! “Item of the year” (2018 release)

John’s Picks

  1. Best small scale fig (6-7” or 1/12 scale and under)
    1. Runner-up -Marvel Legends Cloak & Dagger
    2. Winner - SHF Kamen Rider Cross Z Charge
  2. Best Large scale figure/vehicle/playset (8” and above)
    1. Runner-up -
    2. Winner - Jurassic World Big T-Rex
  3. Best High end item
    1. Runner-up -
    2. Winner -
  4. Biggest Red Card
    1. Runner-up -
    2. Winner - Mattel
  5. Innovation Award (for thinking outside the box)
    1. Runner-up -
    2. Winner - Fugglers
  6. Best Line (new or ongoing)
    1. Runner-up - Transformers
    2. Winner -  Mego
  7. Winner - Best Company (new or ongoing)
    1. Runner-up - Hasbro
    2. Winner - Bandai
  8. Personal acquisition (Something awesome you got. Grail? Vintage? Got it for a deal? Etc)
    1. Runner-up - Lego Batman Tattoo
    2. Winner - Jurassic Park Pops
  9. The biggie!!!! “Item of the year” (2018 release)
    1. Runner-up -
    2. Winner - Marauder Task Force K9
Eddie’s Picks

  1. Best small scale fig (6-7” or 1/12 scale and under)
    1. Runner-up - DC Essentials Black Manta
    2. Winner - Marvel Legends Cable

  • Best Build-A-Figure (BAF) or Collect & Connect (C&C)
    1. Runner-up - DC Multiverse Clayface
    2. Winner - Marvel Legends Sauron

  • Best Miscellaneous item
    1. Runner-up - Star Wars Porgs
    2. Winner - Transformers Prime Masters

  1. Best Large scale figure/vehicle/playset (8” and above)
    1. Runner-up - Star Wars Black Enfys Nest
    2. Winner - Transformers Leader Class POTP
  2. Best High end item
    1. Runner-up - Deadpool 2 Hot Toys
    2. Winner - DBZ Majin buu
  3. Biggest Red Card
    1. Runner-up - Marvel Legends Captain America Headsculpt
    2. Winner - Mattel / DC
  4. Innovation Award (for thinking outside the box)
    1. Runner-up - Paper goods
    2. Winner - Battletrap
  5. Best Line (new or ongoing)
    1. Runner-up - Transformers
    2. Winner -  Marvel legends
  6. Best Company (new or ongoing)
    1. Runner-up - NECA
    2. Winner - Hasbro
  7. Personal acquisition (Something awesome you got. Grail? Vintage? Got it for a deal? Etc)
    1. Runner-up - Marvel Legends Puck Wave Cyclops
    2. Winner - ML Annihilus
  8. The biggie!!!! “Item of the year” (2018 release)
    1. Runner-up - SDCC Aquaman Set
    2. Winner - TMNT Movie Figure Set

Scotty’s Picks

  1. Best small scale fig (6-7” or 1/12 scale and under)
    1. Runner-up - DC Collectibles DC Essentials Rorschach
    2. Winner - Mezco One:12 Collective Ascending Knight Batman


  • Best Build-A-Figure (BAF) or Collect & Connect (C&C)
    1. Runner-up - Marvel Legends Lizard
    2. Winner - Marvel Legends Sauron

  • Best Miscellaneous item
    1. Runner-up - Funko 5 Star Jafar
    2. Winner - Hot Toys Incredibles 2 Edna Mode & Jack Jack Cosbaby Two Pack

  1. Best Large scale figure/vehicle/playset (8” and above)
    1. Runner-up - DC Collectibles Batman Animated Joker Expressions Pack
    2. Winner - Marvel Legends Ghost Rider with Flame Cycle

  1. Best High end item
    1. Runner-up - Tweeterhead Harley Quinn Super Powers
    2. Winner - Sideshow Deathstroke Premium Format Statue

  1. Biggest Red Card
    1. Runner-up - Funko Teekeez
    2. Winner - Entitled Fanboys

  1. Innovation Award (for thinking outside the box)
    1. Runner-up -
    2. Winner - DC Collectibles for the expansion of the Bombshells License

  1. Best Line (new or ongoing)
    1. Runner-up - Diamond Gallery PVC Statues
    2. Winner -  Tweeterhead Super Powers Statues

  1. Winner - Best Company (new or ongoing)
    1. Runner-up - Tweeterhead
    2. Winner - Hasbro

  1. Personal acquisition (Something awesome you got. Grail? Vintage? Got it for a deal? Etc)
    1. Runner-up - DC Collectibles Aquaman & Mera Statue
    2. Winner - Bane Premium Format Statue
  2. The biggie!!!! “Item of the year” (2018 release)
    1. Runner-up - Funko WB  Mystery Minis
    2. Winner - Tweeterhead Super Powers Joker Statue

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