Articles for December, 2007

 

by Jason "ToyOtter" Geyer
December 19, 2007
I can’t stop laughing …every time I watch this! From Cartoon Brew: Colin Sanders, a game development student at UOIT,was frustrated by the quality of instruction in his animation class. Below is the animated piece he created for his final using all of the techniques that were taught by his professor. He concludes the piece with a “Thanks for…

 

by Daniel Pickett
December 19, 2007
Julius' Holiday Gift Guide!  Johnny Lighting's V-BOT If you love RC cars, transforming robots, or just really cool stuff, then you have to check out our video review of Johnny Lighting’s V-Bot.  [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LQb1BdoW3GE[/youtube]   I brought the V-bot into the office, and everyone that saw it, loved it.  I already know of two that will be under the Christmas trees of co-workers….

 

by Daniel Pickett
December 18, 2007
Here is the latest round of DC Direct products from their new solicitations.    ACTION FIGURES    JUSTICE SERIES 8 ACTION FIGURES Designed by Alex Ross  The best-selling action figure line from the hugely popular JUSTICE series reaches its amazing conclusion with four new figures! Includes:  Supergirl • 6.5” h Batgirl • 6.5” h Toyman…

 

by Jason "ToyOtter" Geyer
December 17, 2007
Over the past 15 or so years every new superhero toyline that springs up has been anointed as "the new Super Powers" by someone or other. I’ve always argued against it in every case, or just plain laughed it off. While Super Powers might not be able to compare to today’s manufacturing techniques that allow…

 

by Daniel Pickett
December 17, 2007
Last week I took Wee Paige to the mall.  We were on a quest to find a star for the top of our Christmas tree.  As is natural at this time of year, jolly ole’ Saint Nick was there sitting on his throne with his gaggle of high school holiday help. Paige wanted to have…

 

by Daniel Pickett
December 13, 2007
We got a quick update from the folks at Gentle Giant to clarify some information regarding their Animated Pirates of the Caribbean Maquette line.  Although they announced the cancellation of distributor orders for Will Turner and Captain Barbossa Maquettes at the beginning of this week, they are still producing the 2 items.  These items will…

 

by Daniel Pickett
December 12, 2007
Virgin Comics Fans Can Now Create Personalized Comic Books with Drag ‘n Drop Interactive Entertainment Software featuring Virgin Comics characters created by Deepak Chopra, Shekhar Kapur and more! ALISO VIEJO, Calif. December 4, 2007 Planetwide Media announced today the launch of the Virgin Comics Comic Book Creator 2.0 interactive entertainment software and digital content packs,…

 

by Ryan "TheSuperfly" Prast
December 10, 2007
festivus3.jpg I posted this least year, but here it is again in case you missed it. You savvy Seinfeld viewers are no doubt familiar with this holiday, but for those who aren’t – a brief summary on the phenomenon known as Festivus. Created as a plot device for a Seinfeld episode, Festivus is a nondenominational celebration…

 

by Ryan "TheSuperfly" Prast
December 7, 2007
pearl-harbor-uss-arizona.jpg We must always remember what happened on that “day of infamy”at Pearl Harbor 66 years ago today. Remembering is an act of reverence, for learning from the past. Let’s always remember Pearl Harbor, its brave men and women and the sacrifices they made that day.

 

by Daniel Pickett
December 6, 2007
December 6, 2007 (SEATTLE) — WizKidsInc. announces the “WizKids® Convention Weekend,” which brings WizKids free-with-purchase convention giveaways to local hobby and game stores! From February 1 to February 3, 2008,WizKids fans can get those hard-to-find WizKids giveaways — such as the Mighty Thor™, BATMAN and Vlad the Impaler — for the first time ever outside…

 

by Daniel Pickett
December 5, 2007
Diamond Select Toys & Collectibles is excited to announce the limited edition Premiere Collection Storm Statue!  Only available through stores who attended the 2007 Diamond Select Toys Retailer Conference, these highly collectible pieces are scheduled to ship in early 2008and will be limited to an edition size of only 600 pieces worldwide! A mutant of…

 

by Daniel Pickett
December 5, 2007
December 5, 2007 (SEATTLE) — WizKids Inc. announces the release of the MechWarrior® Wolf’s Dragoons Action Packs, which contain some of the most popular mercenary outfits in the MechWarrior game universe! The Wolf’s Dragoons Action Packs offer a variety of combined-arms game pieces.  The Gamma Regiment Action Pack(MSRP $34.99) includes a variety of powerful ’Mechs™…

 

by Daniel Pickett
December 4, 2007
5… 4 … 3 … 2 … 1 … THUNDERBIRDS ARE GO FOR UNDERGROUND TOYS! Friday 30 November 2007 – Underground Toys’ latest In Your Pocket recaptures some of the best known catchphrases from the classic puppet show Thunderbirds with iconic phrases from The International Rescue Team. Thunderbirds is the brainchild of Gerry and Sylvia Anderson, the…

 

by Daniel Pickett
December 4, 2007
TERMINATOR 2 ENDOSKELETON, COMMAND CHAIR FROM THE STAR TREK FILMS, A FULL-SCALE T-REX DINOSAUR HEAD FROM  JURASSIC PARK AND MARY POPPINS’ FLYING COAT AMONG OVER 1200 ITEMS UP FOR AUCTION ON December 13-14, 2007 Calabasas, CA, November 30, 2007- Profiles in History will offer over 1200 iconic Hollywood items at a two day Hollywood memorabilia…

 

by Daniel Pickett
December 2, 2007
  Understandably, we’ve been getting a lot of questions about the status of Ramathorr: the Elephant Swordsman” and all of his variant exclusive figures, which we are in the process of producing for FANtastic Exclusive 2007 and “The Seventh Kingdom”.   First, we want to apologize about the delayed delivery of the remaining figures, and…

 

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