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Thursday, March 04, 2021

The AFB Podcast Episode 378: 2020 In Review

       






Episode 378 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 episode, the team look back at the highs and lows of collecting in 2020 - see our picks below!

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2020 Annual Year in Review


  • Best 3 ¾” or Smaller Action Figure

Runner-up - John - DC Spin Masters Manbat

Scotty - DC Spin Masters Killer Moth


Winner - John - DC Spin Masters Killer Croc

Scotty - Hiya Toys DC Injustice Green Lantern 


  • Best small scale fig (6-7” or 1/12 scale and under) 

    • Runner-up -

      • John- Baby Yoda Star Wars Black

      • Ben -  Marvel Legends Frog Man

      • Eddie - Star Wars Black Series Zeb

      • Scotty - Mezco One:12 Gambit


  • Winner -

    • John- Cable Marvel Legends

    • Ben - Bluto (Mezco 1:2)

    • Adam - ML Sunspot

    • Eddie - GI Joe Classified Duke

    • Scotty - Storm Collectibles Injustice 2 Lobo


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

  1. Runner-up - 

    • Ben - Marvel Legends Strong Guy

    • Eddie - DC Multiverse Merciless

    • Scotty - Marvel Legends Stilt Man

  2. Winner - 

    • John- Marvel Legends Sugar Man

    • Adam - Marvel Legends Strong Guy

Eddie  - Marvel Legends Stilt Man 

  • Ben - Marvel Legends Stilt Man

  • Scotty - Marvel Legends Sugar Man


  • Best Miscellaneous item -

  1. Runner-up -

    • John - Bandai Cup of Noodles Model

    • Eddie - Extras from the NECA TMNT Con Set 

    • Ben - Iron Studios Minico Stan Lee

    • Scotty - Funko The Office (U.S. Pops)

  2. Winner -

    • John - Mego Fly

    • Eddie - Power Rangers Lighting Collection Dino Thunder Head replacement

    • Ben - Funko Pop Rogue x2

    • Scotty   Fantastic Four Mystery Minis


  • Best Large scale figure/vehicle/playset (8” and above)

    • Runner-up -

      • Scotty - Mezco One:12 Collective Lockjaw

Eddie - Power Rangers Omega Unicycle


  • Winner -


  • John Spin Masters Batcave

  • Eddie - Star Wars Black Snowspeeder

  • Ben - Star Wars Black Snowspeeder

  • Scotty - Spin Masters Batcave


  • Best High-end item

    • Runner-up -

      • Eddie - Super 7 Snake Mountain

      • Scotty - Itn Studios Doomsday

    • Winner -

      • John  - Diamond Gallery 89 Batman

      • Eddie - Spawn Kickstarter

      • Ben - Iron Studios 1:10 Rogue Statue

      • Sideshow Mister Freeze Premium Format Statue


  • Biggest Red Card -

    • Runner-up - 

      • Adam Static SH Figuarts pack-ins - enough already

      • Ben - Sideshow Collectables - Changes to Reward Points

      • Eddie - DC Comics layoffs

      • Scotty - Sideshow extra characters as exclusives 

    • Winner - 

      • Adam - Venomised/Gamerverse ML

      • John - Distribution

      • Eddie - Exclusives 

      • Ben - Tago Collectibles for their customer service

      • Scotty - half elastic ties


  • Innovation Award (for thinking outside the box)

    • Runner-up -

      • Eddie - Chest Articulation

      • Scotty - Marvel Legends Hand Ninja - Stilt Man legs combo

    • Winner -

      •  John - Spinmaster’s DC lines

      • Eddie - Pinless articulation

      • Ben - Hasbro for stuff like Stilt Man legs and multi character packs like Stepford Cuckoos, etc

      • Scotty - Transition to Virtual Cons during Covid-19


  • Best Line (new or ongoing) -

    • Runner-up -

      • Adam - SH Figuarts Dragonball

      • John Spinmasters

      • Ben - Hasbro Star Wars Black

      • Eddie - Power Rangers Lightning Collection

      • Scotty - Mezco One:12 Collective

    • Winner - 

      • Adam - Hasbro Marvel Legends

      • John - Hasbro GI Joe

      • Eddie - Super 7 Ultimates

      • Ben - Hasbro Marvel Legends

      • Scotty - Hasbro Marvel Legends


  • Best Company (new or ongoing) 

    • Runner-up - 

      • Adam - Medicom - MAFEX

      • John-Boss Fight Studios

      • Ben - Iron Studios

      • Eddie - Hasbro

      • Scotty - Medicom - MAFEX


    • Winner - 

      • Adam - Hasbro

      • John - Hasbro

      • Eddie - McFarlane Toys

      • Ben - Hasbro

      • Scotty - Diamond Select Toys


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

    • Runner-up - 

      • Adam - Banpresto Dokkan Battle SSJ2 Goku

      • John -DC Collectibles Catwoman Knigthfall

      • Eddie - Runner-up - Raph Casey

      • Scotty - DC Direct JLU Aquaman

    • Winner - 

      • Adam - Banpresto Dokkan Battle Majin Vegeta

      • John - DC Collectibles Batman Knightfall

      • Eddie - Deadpool Movie Figure

      • Ben - Bowen Designs Jim Lee Rogue statue

      • Scotty - Tweeterhead Superman


  • The biggie!!!! “Item of the year” (2020 release)

    • Runner-up -

      • Eddie - Hasbro GI Joe Classified Snake Eyes Deluxe

      • Ben - Hasbro G.I. Joe Classified Snake Eyes Deluxe

      • Scotty - Medicom MAFEX Dark Knight


  • Winner - 

    • Adam - Marvel Legends Strong Guy

    • John - Marvel Legends Domino

    • Eddie -  Super 7 Ultimates Raphael

    • Ben - Hasbro Marvel Legends Hellfire Club Set

    • Scotty - Hasbro Marvel Legends Hellfire Club Set

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