Articles for November, 2006

 

by Ryan "TheSuperfly" Prast
November 30, 2006
100x100.jpg I’m sure some of you have seen this, but it is still cool. The amazing "Secret Menu" at In ‘n Out. Good stuff. Here in Colorado we don’t have In ‘N Out. It makes me sad. I love that place. I would eat this. Go check it out: http://supersizedmeals.com/food/article.php/20060125050438458

 

by Daniel Pickett
November 30, 2006
Geek Week Episode 5- Comic Con edition! I know that it’s the end of November… but we just got the Comic Con edition of Geek Week put together and on-line… and it’s more bacon than the pan can handle!   I make a couple of appearances in this episode… and who knows… you might be in it somewhere too!

 

by Jason "JJJason" Chirevas
November 30, 2006
Star_Trek.jpg If you read TOAWBAH when it was a column, you may remember there were two lines that drew me to collecting: Batman: The Animated Series and, before even that, Playmates Star Trek. I remember exactly how I felt as I drove away from Toys R Us with that first figure, Captain Scott. He was right…

 

by Daniel Pickett
November 30, 2006
pixar03oy5oy2.jpg Square Enix of Japan has released some images of their next series of Formation Arts trading figures. Previous releases were a mix of Final Fantasy and Kingdom Hearts characters, but this round they’ll be going all Pixar. I know we have some Disney fans here so this is for you guys. 🙂     To view…

 

by Daniel Pickett
November 27, 2006
black_friday.jpg Let’s set the "way back machine" to 5 years ago when I would wake up at 0’dark thirty, drive out to Pasadena, pick up my buddy CubanZod and drive up the highway hitting every Wal-mart, K-mart, Target and KB Toys that we could find (mostly outside the LA city limits), looking for all manor of…

 

by Daniel Pickett
November 27, 2006
batmobile1966.jpg –Mattel to Produce Hot Wheels® Die-Cast Batmobiles Inspired by the Classic Television Series– Burbank, Calif., November 27, 2006 — Warner Bros. Consumer Products (WBCP), DC Comics, and Mattel, Inc. (NYSE:MAT) announced today the production of a line of Hot Wheels® die-cast cars inspired by the Batmobile featured in the 1966 “Batman” television series.  The legendary…

 

by Daniel Pickett
November 27, 2006
Jed of SOTATOYS has put up a Q&A on the company’s website where he reveals more about the future of their toy lines. Here are some quick snippets: Street Fighter Street Fighter Previews will be hitting shelves in early 2007. You will be seeing pics of series 5 around mid 2007.  We plan on having proto-types…

 

by Daniel Pickett
November 25, 2006
ghost_rider_logo.jpg Diamond Select Toys posted the following news: Marvel Minimates continue to bring fan-favorite characters to life with this next assortment of pint-size heroes – based on next year’s smash-hit Ghost Rider!  The film will see the big-screen debut of the flame-covered spirit of vengeance in an all-star lineup sure to delight fans of the gritty…

 

by Jeff Cope
November 25, 2006
dst_trek_picard.jpg Diamond Select Toys has breathed new life into an old love of mine. Star Trek has been a part of my life since I can remember. My family watched the series on it’s original NBC run when I was a toddler (the original series debuted in 1966…I debuted in 1965). I don’t remember those as…

 

by Ryan "TheSuperfly" Prast
November 22, 2006
rockwell-1.jpg To all our Friends and Family here at AFI and beyond, have a Happy Thanksgiving!! Make sure you eat way too much, take a huge nap, watch the Broncos beat the Chiefs Thurs night and then get up at 3 AM to battle all the humanity on Black Friday!

 

by Daniel Pickett
November 21, 2006
bobcube.jpg     These are the Cubes. November 21, 2006 – Atlanta, GA; —Everyday they go to work and sit at desks surrounded by four grey walls and stare at computer monitors for 8 long hours with a half hour unpaid lunch break. It may not be themost exciting job, but it pays the bills. But things…

 

by Daniel Pickett
November 21, 2006
Diamond Select Toys & Collectibles LLC (DST) is pleased to announce a series of promotions designed to spread plenty of holiday cheer this gift-giving season.  Over the next several weeks, a series of internet-only specials will be offered – making DST your one-stop destination for the holidays! Beginning Tuesday, November 21st and ending Thursday, November…

 

by Daniel Pickett
November 21, 2006
TandemTwinLepard.jpg Torrance, CA, NOVEMBER 20, 2006 – On the leading edge of Japanese pop culture, Yamato USA, the North American division of the Yamato Group with headquarters in the otaku capital of the world – the Akihabara district of Tokyo, Japan, is pleased to announce the opening of pre-orders for the latest in one of Yamato’s…

 

by Jason "ToyOtter" Geyer
November 17, 2006
Superman and Spider-Man..um…get it on. Sort of. [youtube]f5Pjo0WjBcs[/youtube]

 

by Daniel Pickett
November 16, 2006
sotalogo2.gif         LOS ANGELES, CA, November 13, 2006 – BandMerch, Inc., a leader in entertainment merchandising, today announced a partnership with SOTA Toys to exclusively manufacture and distribute collectible dolls for each member of the multi-platinum rock band Fall Out Boy.  The dolls will be available starting in November 2006 through retail stores such as…

 

by Daniel Pickett
November 16, 2006
Picco_Z_Resting_on_Palm.jpg OREM, Utah & NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Just in time for Christmas, HobbyTron.com today announced the availability of the Picco Z micro remote control (r/c) helicopter through its Web site, www.hobbytron.com. HobbyTron.com will showcase the Picco Z tonight for journalists attending the DigitalLife media reception from 6-9 p.m. (EST) at the Nikki Midtown in New York City…

 

by Daniel Pickett
November 15, 2006
sotalogo1.gif   SOTA Toys is happy to announce their web-site is up and running.  We are now able to take pre-orders for upcoming products as well a order for existing product.  We would like to thank every one for their patience through this buggy start up. We would also like thank every one who helped out…

 

by Daniel Pickett
November 15, 2006
sotalogo.gif November 15, 2006-Balboa Lake, CA; Transformers-The original robots in disguise take on their newest form thanks to SOTA Toys! SOTA Toys is proud to announce the Transformers Generation 1 Chess Set! Based on the classic 80’s cartoon, the set will have the the Autobots and Decepticons facing off in a struggle for dominance. The Autobots…

 

by Jason "JJJason" Chirevas
November 15, 2006
I’m sure we’ve all gotten the odd sidelong glance from parents or employees while trolling the pegs for the latest treasure, but here’s something I hadn’t encountered until yesterday. I’m in the Wal-Mart figure aisle, flipping through the DC Superheroes.  Behind me, a guy is trying to align a large, unwieldy box under the price…

 

by Daniel Pickett
November 13, 2006
Catwoman13inch.jpg CATWOMAN 13” Deluxe Collector Figure CATWOMAN is the first female & newest addition to DC Direct’s line of realistically proportioned, super-heroic 1:6 scale figures! This deluxe collector figure comes clothed in a authentically detailed fabric costume and includes accessories and a display stand. Packaged in a deluxe 4-color window box with a fifth panel. Advance-solicited;…

 

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