Articles for June, 2007

 

by Daniel Pickett
June 29, 2007
DSTtakei This blog was posted over on NECA’s official MySpace Page: The End of NBX Action Figures? By now you’ve seen the press release and yes I feel your pain. We had plans for Santa, Corpse Dad, Snowman Jack, and loads more. There are even prototypes from Toy Fair 2007 that we created and will not…

 

by Daniel Pickett
June 28, 2007
DSTtakei Variety is reporting that Mattel has finally landed the master toy license for all DC Comics properties. We know that this has been long in the works, and we expect to see at least a few teases of what’s to come at SDCC in a few short weeks. Here’s the press release: " [as reported…

 

by Daniel Pickett
June 28, 2007
ToungeMcQ2.jpg I’ll admit…. I’ve been resisting picking up the Mattel CARS line based on the Disney/Pixar film.  I love the movie.  I love the products Mattel is doing… I just don’t need another line to collect.    I follow the threads about the line on the boards, I followed how difficult they have been to find…

 

by Daniel Pickett
June 27, 2007
DSTtakei God bless Robot Chicken for finally giving us a Star Wars Special that we can sit all the way through.   No Bea Arthur, no Grandpa Lumpy and his weird Wookie Porn, and no Carrie Fisher singing!    As a matter of fact the Robot Chicken Star Wars Special is work sitting through AGAIN, and…

 

by Daniel Pickett
June 27, 2007
DSTtakei June 27, 2007 (SEATTLE) — WizKids Inc. announced today the release of the Marvel™ HeroClix®: Avengers set, which continues the celebration of the fifth anniversary of HeroClix. Avengers brings big changes to the HeroClix brand, which has become a staple in the hobby game community.  Improving collectability and adding character cards, Avengers is completely compatible…

 

by Daniel Pickett
June 26, 2007
Gamers Control the Outcome of the Planet as They Choose to Protect it as AUTOBOTS or Destroy it as DECEPTICONS   Santa Monica, CA – June 26, 2007 – The fate of the world is in gamers’ hands with the announcement that TRANSFORMERS: The Game from Activision, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI), under license from HPG, the…

 

by Daniel Pickett
June 25, 2007
DSTQEEKozikAnarchyBear2 STAR TREK STAR GEORGE TAKEI APPEARING AT SAN DIEGO COMIC CON! DST is excited to announce the celebrity Guest of Honor at this summer’s San Diego Comic Con – Star Trek legend and pop culture sensation, George Takei!  Appearing as Mr. Sulu in the original Star Trek series, this star of stage will be appearing…

 

by Daniel Pickett
June 25, 2007
DSTQEEKozikAnarchyBear2 Our Friends at Marvel Toys write in to tell us:  Select Wal-Mart stores in the Denver area are receiving an early shipment of Legendary Comic Book Heroes. The shipment includes both Series 1 & Series 2 and should hit shelves in the next couple of weeks. Legendary Comic Book Heroes will be more widely available…

 

by Daniel Pickett
June 24, 2007
WizSWCardGame World beware, Frank Kozik has created an army of Anarchy Qees and they are going to start dropping all over the world. Toy2R and Diamond Comics are setting the stage for a massive release of trouble on the heels of the latest Magic of Color Series 3 of 2.5" Qees. First up is the Kozik…

 

by Jason "ToyOtter" Geyer
June 23, 2007
Otter Wizardry And I’m back from hiatus! For my first post, I can’t think of anything better than this amazing video of an Asian small-clawed otter demonstrating his dexterity with a small white rock. It looks fake, but it’s not! [youtube]gmLQkBcemyE[/youtube]  

 

by Daniel Pickett
June 22, 2007
A major toy company wants to find out more about the adult toy collector market so that they can make better collectible products. They have posted a anonymous survey at the link below. Please take the survey and answer as many questions as you can. This information collected in this survey will only be used for research…

 

by Daniel Pickett
June 21, 2007
WizSWCardGame This year the con exclusive for the Hot Wheels booth at Comic Con will be the 1966 TV Series Batmobile(tm) which is 1/64th Scale in an acrylic case. This version has a bit more detail than the mass market version such as clear windows and pin-striping on the front. These will be sold for $20. …

 

by Daniel Pickett
June 20, 2007
WizSWCardGame The new Halo ActionClix miniatures game website is now live! You can check it out at www.haloactionclix.com. Halo ActionClix will feature more than 80 miniatures from the Halo universe including preview content from Halo 3 releasing this fall. WizKids plans on producing Vehicle Packs and has a big surprise planned for San Diego Comic-Con July…

 

by Daniel Pickett
June 19, 2007
Saucernaughts3 Action Figures  SUPERMAN/BATMAN SERIES 5: VENGEANCE  2 The best-selling action figure line continues! Designed by: Ed McGuinness Each figure features multiple points of articulation and a base. Advance-solicited; on sale February 13, 2008 -Action Figures  Supergirl  6.5” Power Girl 6.5” Batman/Superman 6.75” The Joker & Mr. Mxyzpltk 2-pack 6.75” h & 4.5”h approx.   Still…

 

by Daniel Pickett
June 19, 2007
WizSWCardGame Burbank, Calif., June 19, 2007 — Warner Bros. Consumer Products (WBCP) announced today that it has named the world’s leading toy manufacturer, Mattel, Inc., as the global master toy licensee for both Speed Racer and The Dark Knight, two of the biggest summer films coming out in 2008 from Warner Bros. Pictures.  Mattel will apply…

 

by Daniel Pickett
June 19, 2007
BTTF_EUTS Revolutionary Game Lets Players Collect, Build and Customize 3D Star Wars Vehicles for Under $5 June 19, 2007 (Bellevue, WA) — WizKids Inc., a subsidiary of Topps and the creator of runaway hit games such as HeroClix® and Pirates of the Spanish Main™, today announced that its Star Wars™ PocketModel™ Trading Card Game (TCG) is…

 

by Daniel Pickett
June 19, 2007
Warner Bros. Consumer Products announced today that it has named the world’s leading toy manufacturer, Mattel, Inc., as the global master toy licensee for both Speed Racer and The Dark Knight, two of the biggest summer films coming out in 2008 from Warner Bros. Pictures. Mattel will apply its expertise across virtually all product lines…

 

by Daniel Pickett
June 19, 2007
BTTF_EUTS   HONG KONG–Corgi International Limited (Nasdaq GM:CRGI) today announced that it has entered into a Master Toy/Collectible License Agreement on a multi-category range of products through to 2010 with Nintendo of America Inc. to produce ranges of product on Nintendo® properties that include Super Mario®, Donkey Kong® and the Legend of Zelda®.  The comprehensive range…

 

by Daniel Pickett
June 19, 2007
BTTF_EUTS HONG KONG—Corgi International Limited (Nasdaq GM:CRGI) today announced that it had entered into a Licensing agreement on a multi year deal for a range of Beatles and Yellow Submarine Die Cast Collectables. Through to 2010  This worldwide agreement will allow Corgi International to do territory specific programs utilizing iconic Beatles imagery on a range of…

 

by Daniel Pickett
June 19, 2007
BTTF_EUTS LOS ANGELES, California (June 18, 2007) – Exodus Film Group and Corgi International Limited (NASDAQ GM:CRGI) announced today a master license for a product line of toys and collectables for Exodus’ CG-animated feature film “Igor.” The Weinstein Company is handling worldwide theatrical distribution for the film, which is set for a wide theatrical release on…

 

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