New Stuff added in 2013 (Updates from previous years are at the bottom of the page)
My reading list - (Marvel) Dark Avengers, Avengers Arena, Thunderbolts, (DC Vertigo) Fables, Fairest, (Dark Horse) Empowered
12-05-2013 - Here's an unreleased figure of Im-Ho-Tep the Mummy from the 1994 Monster Force cartoon and toyline. Of the Creatures of the Night (the villains on the show) only Dracula and the Creature (from the Black Lagoon) were ever released. It's too bad as this figure looked very nice as can be seen in the headsculpt as well as the unassembled prototype. I can't thank Mike the Mego-Maniac enough for kindly sharing these pictures with me.
11-21-2013 - Much thanks to Mike the Mego-Maniac for allowing me to use his picture of the prototype figure for Samurai Earthworm Jim! He comes from the unreleased Playmates Earthworm Jim series 2 line, based on the hit 90's Sega video game and cartoon series.
11-04-2013 - Rapper/Actor RZA of the Wu-Tang Clan got a great action figure of himself as the Blind Master from the recent GI JOE Retaliation movie line. However, as shown at Toyfair 2000, he almost got a figure much earlier in the Nine Rings of the Wu Tang Clan line from D-Boy, based on the comic book from Image. Unfortunately the line went unreleased. Series 1 would have included Prince Rakeem (aka RZA), Ghostface Killah and Femme Kryle (as well as her monstrous form, sorry no picture available).
10-30-2013 - With Halloween tomorrow, it'd be appropriate to show the unreleased figures of writer/artist Dan Brereton's the Nocturnals! They were supposed to come by way of N2 Toys (now defunct), sculpted by Steve Kiwus of Eightball studios. Series 1 included Doc Horror, The Gunwitch, Poly Chrome and Eve Horror. Here's the unpainted prototypes.
10-18-2013 - Here's more unreleased figures from an Image comic book, Tellos by writer Todd Dezago with art by the late Mike Wieringo. This series was to be made by Palisades and would have included the young protagonist Jarek, his half-human half-tiger companion Koj, a Frog Soldier and the pirate Serra.
10-11-2013 - Here's two unreleased 6" scale Gen13 figures from D-Boy Inc. (based on the 90's hit Image comic book series), gravity-manipulating Freefall and DV8 member Threshold. Only Gen13 member Fairchild saw production unfortunately.
9-29-2013 - Another casualty from the demise of the DC Universe Classics line will probably be this unreleased accessory, Black Lantern Nekron's scythe. He was the CNC (collect and connect) figure for the last retail wave 20 but did not come with his signature weapon.
9-21-2013 - It's unfortunate to hear the recent news that the DC Universe 6" scale line (sculpted by the talented Four Horsemen) will end since the Club Infinite Earths subscription service failed to get the minimum level of support for it to continue in 2014. Hopefully they can release the figures that were shown including Aquaman (hook hand), Superboy (Conner Kent), Ice (really need her to go with Fire) and Damien Wayne (who had the bad luck to be cancelled twice, first from the Batman Unlimited line, then the 2014 subscription). What's less likely to be released is the "unchained" Doomsday, a real shame since fans have been asking for a bigger version of him for years.
9-7-2013 - Some more unreleased action figures today, here's Guitar Heroes series 2 from McFarlane Toys. A couple of years ago when music and rhythm gaming was really popular they were able to release the first series of figures but due to oversaturation of the market and changing tastes the second series was cancelled. Was going to include Izzy Sparks, Guns N' Roses guitarist Slash, Rock Goddess Judy Nails, the devilish Lou and the robot Metalhead.
8-11-2013 - Another unreleased action figure this time it's Foxxy Cleopatra (as played by Beyoncé Knowles in Austin Powers in Goldmember) who was cut from Mezco's Austin Powers 3 line. Here's a link to a figures.com article with a bit more info
8-6-2013 - Updated my front page image for perhaps the final time as I no longer have time to customize and all of my 5" Marvel figures and customs are in storage now. The image is of the Zodiac Cartel, a CustomCon 16 project between Adam Hammond, David Harris, Ken of Mattman's, Andy Rallis and me way back in 2007. It was truly one of the highlights of my time customizing, to be able to collaborate with my fellow customizers whose work I respect and admire was truly humbling!
For some more unreleased action figures, here's some pictures of Toybiz's WCW Cyborg Wrestlers. The line included Goldberg, "Hitman" Bret Hart, from the NWO Wolfpac Kevin Nash, WCW mainstay Sting and the vicious one, Sid! It's too bad these were not made, they had excellent customizing potential. I will try to post more pictures of unreleased action figures whenever I can, still have a bunch to show.
3-4-2013 - You may have noticed the alsactionfigures.com address is no longer valid, I have decided to let that domain name lapse, if you were able to still able to access this site through the www.home.earthlink.net/~albertlew address, good for you! I'll try to keep the site up for historical purposes, but as you notice, updates will be infrequent, thanks again to everyone for their support and kind words regarding my customs throughout the years.
1-23-2013 - With a new Die-Hard movie (A Good Day to Die Hard) coming out this year I thought it'd be appropriate to show an unreleased prototype of Diehard (no relation to the Bruce Willis movies) from Rob Liefeld's Youngblood comic book. For some reason, this figure was cut from the first series of Toybiz's Legendary Heroes.
1-13-2013 - Here's some more unreleased action figures from McFarlane Toy's Legends of the Blade Hunters series 2. It was supposed to include the Cursed Dragon, a noble Knight (Captain Bayle), scout class Goblins, the Necromancer (Cronus) and a boxed deluxe Griffin. It's a shame the entire wave was cancelled as they were some cool fantasy figures in 5" scale.
1-1-2013 - Happy New Year! I know there was a lack of updates last year, just been a really busy time, still in Marvel 5" scale customizing retirement, but one of my New Year's resolutions will be to finish showing all the unreleased figures/prototype pictures that I have saved over the years. For now, here's my list of the best action figures of 2012.
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