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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.

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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

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