Articles for March, 2007

 

by Daniel Pickett
March 31, 2007
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. Name of product: Battery Packs for Toy Vehicles Units: About 245,000 Manufacturer: JAKKS Pacific Inc., of Malibu, Calif. Hazard:…

 

by Daniel Pickett
March 30, 2007
bandai EL SEGUNDO, Calif., March 30, 2007 – Mattel, Inc. [NYSE:MAT] announced the nomination of Dean A. Scarborough, president and chief executive officer of Avery Dennison Corporation, for election as a new member of the Mattel Board of Directors. Scarborough’s election will be voted upon at the company’s Annual Meeting of Stockholders on Friday, May 18,…

 

by Daniel Pickett
March 29, 2007
Shocker Toys LLP is excited to announce PBM Express will be distributing Shocker Toys products in the United Kingdom! Buffalo, NY – March 29th, 2007 – Shocker Toys LLP has announced that PB  Express will be doing distribution of all ShockerToys products including their mainstay product the Shockinis throughout the Unite Kingdom. If you are…

 

by Daniel Pickett
March 28, 2007
bandai U.S. Postal Service Previews Star Wars Stamps   HOLLYWOOD, Calif. — Luke Skywalker, Yoda, Darth Vader and, of course, R2-D2 are among the unforgettable Star Wars characters debuting on 15 new 41-cent postage stamps unveiled today at Grauman’s Chinese Theatre in Los Angeles, where the first Star Wars movie opened nearly 30 years ago. The…

 

by Daniel Pickett
March 28, 2007
New Mobile Handset Combines Addictive Qualities of the Phenomenally Popular Virtual Pet Toy with a Fully Functional Prepaid Mobile Phone (ORLANDO, FL – CTIA Wireless – Mar. 27, 2007) – First introduced as a pocket-sized toy in 1996, the classic Tamagotchi virtual pet now comes as just one of the many features loaded onto a…

 

by Daniel Pickett
March 24, 2007
Fisher-Price Fined $975,000 for Failing to Report a Serious Choking, Aspiration Hazard with a Popular Children’s Toy WASHINGTON , D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced today that Fisher-Price Inc., of East Aurora, N.Y., has agreed to pay a $975,000 civil penalty. The penalty, which the Commission has provisionally accepted, settles allegations…

 

by Jeff Cope
March 23, 2007
It’s been way too long since I wrote one of these things. Frankly, I’ve felt a bit uninspired as of late. Since Toy Fair, really. I had every grand intention of following up AFI’s Toy Fair coverage with my thoughts on the Big Dance…but when Toy Fair failed to deliver…well… It’s already been discussed ad…

 

by Jeff Cope
March 23, 2007
It’s been way too long since I wrote one of these things. Frankly, I’ve felt a bit uninspired as of late. Since Toy Fair, really. I had every grand intention of following up AFI’s Toy Fair coverage with my thoughts on the Big Dance…but when Toy Fair failed to deliver…well… It’s already been discussed ad…

 

by Daniel Pickett
March 22, 2007
  March 22, 2007 (SEATTLE) — WizKids Inc., a subsidiary of Topps and the creator of runaway hit games such as HeroClix® and Pirates of the Spanish Main™, in conjunction with Diamond Comic Distributors and Alliance Game Distributors announced today that it is launching a sample pack marketing campaign for its upcoming Star Wars™ PocketModel™…

 

by Daniel Pickett
March 21, 2007
Upscale discounter celebrates grand openings on March 11 MINNEAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Target today announced the Sunday, March 11 grand opening of 15 Target stores. Target stores will open in the following cities:  Chambersburg, PA Nashville, TN Cleveland, OH Oak Lawn, IL Culpeper, VA Ontario, CA Dothan, AL Peoria, AZ Grand Prairie, TX Sterling Heights, MI Jacksonville East,…

 

by Daniel Pickett
March 19, 2007
ACTION FIGURES  SUPERMAN: LAST SON ACTION FIGURES Designed by Adam Kubert Based on the best-selling ACTION COMICS storyline “Last Son,” with art by Adam Kubert and written by Richard Donner & Geoff Johns!. Each figure features multiple points of articulation and a base. Advance-solicited; on sale November 14, 2007 Superman 6.75" Bizarro 7" Zod 6.75"…

 

by Daniel Pickett
March 16, 2007
S3BlackSpideyMM.jpg Each day next week, new Minimates will be revealed through a different web site.  On Monday, March 19th make sure to check out Art Asylum’s online forum.  Tuesday will see a new Minimate revealed by Raving Toy Maniac.  For Wednesday’s update, head over to the Minimate Multiverse forum.  Wizard Universe will reveal the final Minimates on…

 

by Daniel Pickett
March 16, 2007
PGandHuntstatue Only 9 more days til "Webslinger Weekend" (March 24, 2007) — the time when all of the new Hasbro Spider-Man 3 and other Spider-Man themed collectibles, games and toys go on sale. Hasbro’s special Spider-Man website went live early this morning. Spider-Man fans visiting the site can:   Submit questions for Stan Lee. Selected questions…

 

by Daniel Pickett
March 16, 2007
PGandHuntstatue WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. Name of product: "Elite Operations" Toy Sets Units: About 128,700 Importer/Retailer: Toys R Us Inc., of Wayne, N.J. Manufacturer:…

 

by Daniel Pickett
March 15, 2007
mattel.gif We have a couple of polls currently running on the message boards about Mattel’s DC Super Heroes, The Batman and Justice League Unlimited lines.   The gang at Mattel have often looked to our boards as a place to interact with fans of those lines.   The results of these polls will be turned over to…

 

by Daniel Pickett
March 15, 2007
swcelebration Following the book’s release yesterday, Dark Horse will be going back to print on the much anticipated first issue of Buffy: Season 8. Since the book was announced last summer, Dark Horse has garnered a great deal of attention both in and outside of the comic market. With high profile press coverage, buzz among fans,…

 

by Daniel Pickett
March 15, 2007
swcelebration “The Lost Angel” Limited Edition Vinyl Collectibles by Mister Cartoon Mister Cartoon will be signing the limited edition vinyl collectibles at a family friendly event Super Rad Toys, a top tier producer of vinyl collectibles has teamed up with the renown Soul Assassins Studios to produce a 1313 count limited edition of “The Lost Angel”,…

 

by Jason "ToyOtter" Geyer
March 14, 2007
Tell me about the rabbits, George. I must apologize to my more sensitive readers, but there is just no other way to descibe this that I feel will do it justice. This is some crazy, crazy shit. [youtube]A4Yf-7Z_6PE[/youtube] I surely didn’t see that coming. I didn’t see any of it coming. I’m not sure exactly what I did just see.  Can…

 

by Daniel Pickett
March 14, 2007
VictoriasKB.jpg Wow.  Now that’s WEIRD.   I know it’s been about a year since the KB toys closest to my work closed down… but to go from a KB to a Victoria’s Secret?   That’s just odd.   Of course this is the SAME mall that closed down the Suncoast for nine months… and then reopened…

 

by Jason "JJJason" Chirevas
March 13, 2007
150px-SMCW.jpg I was in KB Toys last week looking for Rocky III figures (an entire peg of Thunderlips, but still no Clubber Lang).  As I rifled, a guy who was in the aisle when I got there sidled up and asked if I collect action figures.  I admitted as much and he said, pointing to the…

 

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