Articles for August, 2007

 

by Daniel Pickett
August 31, 2007
Underground Toys‘ latest In Your Pocket recaptures some of the best known catchphrases from the ultimate underdog of the American film – Rocky! From the Academy Award-winning 1976 original and on through five fantastic sequels, the lovable Italian Stallion is the compelling subject of countless training montages and suspenseful slow-motion fight scenes.   Sylvester Stallone’s…

 

by Daniel Pickett
August 30, 2007
August 29, 2007 (SEATTLE) — WizKids Inc. hosted the highly anticipated Halo® ActionClix® Prerelease tournament at Gen Con Indianapolis 2007.  The tournament, which was held Saturday, August 18, sold out at the maximum of 256 players. “Halo fans and Clix players alike were excited to be part of this event.  People couldn’t wait to see…

 

by Daniel Pickett
August 29, 2007
MATTEL’S FAMOUS DIE-CAST BRAND TAKES CENTER STAGE AT THE 2007 SEMA SHOW As Hot Wheels® Gears Up for Its 40th Anniversary, the Automotive Industry Celebrates Its Enthusiasm for the World’s Largest Car Manufacturer EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (August 27, 2007) – Hot Wheels® today announced its partnership with the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) for the…

 

by Daniel Pickett
August 29, 2007
With the fourth series of Star Trek: The Next Generation action figures now on sale, Diamond Select Toys is pleased to officially announce the next release featuring this iconic series. Based on their appearances on both the small and large screens, Series 5 will feature Star Trek: Nemesis Dr. Crusher, Season 7 O’Brien and the…

 

by Daniel Pickett
August 28, 2007
August 28, 2007 (SEATTLE) — WizKids Inc. hosted the first-ever HeroClix® World Championship at Gen Con Indianapolis 2007.  In celebration of the fifth anniversary of HeroClix, international distributors around the world offered regional Nationals programs.  The United States was represented by Wizard World Invitational Winner Scott Crampton as well as over 100 players who entered…

 

by Daniel Pickett
August 28, 2007
EL SEGUNDO, Calif., August 28, 2007 – Mattel, Inc. [NYSE:MAT] announced today that the Mattel Board of Directors has authorized the company to increase its previously announced share repurchase program by an additional $500 million. Repurchases will take place from time to time, depending on market conditions. The share repurchase program is one component of…

 

by Daniel Pickett
August 28, 2007
Dark Horse proudly announces a vinyl rendition of Roman Dirge’s Lenore that would make Poe proud!   The Cute Little Dead Girl gets BIG in 2008 when Dark Horse Deluxe releases an 8” vinyl figure that will surely melt little black hearts everywhere. Lenore is the brainchild of artist/magician/Eisner-nominated comics creator Roman Dirge. Named after…

 

by Daniel Pickett
August 27, 2007
Mezco’s much anticipated new line of legendary modern cinematic horror figures, Cinema Of Fear, will be arriving in stores in October/ November. To celebrate their release, the devilish minds at Mezco have created some very exclusive collectibles. 5 units of each character in the Cinema Of Fear line, Jason, Freddy, Leatherface, will be created in…

 

by Daniel Pickett
August 27, 2007
DCD408AMCOMIPG August 24, 2007 (SEATTLE) — WizKids Inc. announces the successful conclusion of its “Coming of Galactus™” HeroClix® world event.  The event celebrated the fifth anniversary of HeroClix with tournaments that culminated in winners receiving the 2007 Galactus colossal figure. “As we put together the ‘Coming of Galactus’ event, we wanted to deliver to retailers an…

 

by Jason "JJJason" Chirevas
August 23, 2007
Aots_logo_new.jpg It started during SDCC. I didn’t even plan to watch.  I was just flipping by. I swear. When I saw it, I didn’t want to like it.  Even though I knew they’d once featured AFI. I was drawn in a bit, then I started watching the regular show. I found myself learning about things I…

 

by Daniel Pickett
August 22, 2007
DCD408AMCOMIPG HONG KONG—Corgi International Limited (Nasdaq GM:CRGI) today announced that it has entered into a Master Toy & Collectible Replica agreement with EON Productions. The agreement for the James Bond classic movie archive runs through 2010 and includes the forthcoming James Bond Movie due for release in 2008 and subsequent movies released during the course of…

 

by AFi Admin
August 21, 2007
BATTELSTAR GALACTICA MINIMATES Series 1 Diamond Select Toys and Art Asylum I’ve said it before, I’ll say it again: I LOVE THE NEW BATTLESTAR GALACTICA SERIES on the Sci Fi network. As soon as I saw the episode "33" I knew I was hooked. Then you add to that my love of Mini-Mates and you…

 

by Daniel Pickett
August 21, 2007
DCD408AMCOMIPG We just posted a new feature on Diamond Select Toy’s first wave of Battlestar Galactica Minimates.  The fine folks at DST are the only people filling the LONG void of BSG-less TV as we wait for the show to return next year. And where the heck is the DVD set of Season 3?!?!?   You…

 

by Daniel Pickett
August 20, 2007
ACTION FIGURES  TRINITY ACTION FIGURES THREE TIMELESS ICONS – ONE TERRIBLE FOE! The TRINITY action figure assortment brings Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman, in the birth of their legendary alliance as they face the billionaire  eco-terrorist Ra’s al Ghul! In TRINITY, witness for the first time ever the meeting of Superman and Batman with Wonder…

 

by Daniel Pickett
August 17, 2007
Mattel issues information to correct inaccurate reports Mattel advises consumers to not return products to retailers STEPS TO RETURN A MATTEL TOY THAT IS AFFECTED BY THE AUGUST RECALLS, ANNOUNCED IN COOPERATION WITH THE U.S. CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION: 1) The first step is for consumers to determine if they have a toy that has…

 

by Daniel Pickett
August 17, 2007
IversonASV This is pretty cool.   While I was running around Comic Con, after my first panel was over on Friday, I was approached by a nice lady by the name of Marty who told me she was writing an article for WIRED about how action figures are made and or who makes them.  As we…

 

by Daniel Pickett
August 16, 2007
IversonASV New Star Wars PocketModel Booster Pack to Add Ground Units, Including AT-AT and Spider Droid August 16, 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 it will be releasing this fall the next instalment of…

 

by Ryan "TheSuperfly" Prast
August 14, 2007
Moving. Are there many things that are less fun or more stressful that uprooting your family and possessions, duping your friends into helping you toss them into a truck and then unpack your life all over again? Ugh. Sure, we’re excited about the new house. But that excitement wears off when you realize just how…

 

by Daniel Pickett
August 14, 2007
IversonASV One product recalled for impermissible levels of lead November 2006 magnet recall expanded EL SEGUNDO, Calif., August 14, 2007 – Mattel, Inc. announced today that the company has voluntarily recalled one toy from the “CARS” die-cast vehicle line (“Sarge” character), manufactured between May 2007 and July 2007, containing impermissible levels of lead. The recalled vehicles…

 

by Daniel Pickett
August 13, 2007
4HHoG2 Figure of "The Answer" Based on ‘Stylized Realism’ Found in Comic-Book Art Carlsbad, Calif. (August 13, 2007) – For more than a year now, Upper Deck Authenticated (UDA) has been revolutionizing the sports action figure scene with their All-Star Vinyl figures.  The collectibles that portray popular sports heroes from across the board, are designed in…

 

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