Articles for January, 2008

 

by Daniel Pickett
January 17, 2008
DST’s  first two Minimates box sets based on the classic Battlestar Galactica series are well on their way to production, so here’s a look at the new packaging developed just for these sets. The Colonial Warriors box set includes Commander Adama, Apollo, Starbuck, Boomer and Muffit the daggit. That’s right! The first four-legged Minimate ever…

 

by Daniel Pickett
January 17, 2008
AFI would like to wish our old friend Jesse Falcon an VERY happy Birthday today.   I attribute a lot of my success at this "Toy Journalism" thing to Jesse.  He gave me my very first scoop back when I was first starting out, and he’s been a great friend ever since.   Have a great…

 

by Daniel Pickett
January 17, 2008
AFI just received our latest batch of answers from Mattel’s monthly Q&A they are doing with some selected websites.   Catching up on some housekeeping I thought I’d post the two latest rounds of Questions and Answers up on the News Page.   If you have questions for Mattel be sure to ask them in this…

 

by Daniel Pickett
January 16, 2008
In our last update on the production progress of the Ramathorr (and all of the exclusive variants) action figure, we mentioned that we were going the have our steel molds shipped to a new factory to begin production anew.   The new factory was finally able to take possession of the molds recently and inspect…

 

by Daniel Pickett
January 16, 2008
FOX, 20Q.net and Radica Team Up For A Special20Q™ The Simpsons Edition Game    BEVERLY HILLS,Calif., January 10, 2008 – “Don’t have a cow, man,” just answer the questions! Test your SIMPSONS I.Q.when you play the new 20Q™ THE SIMPSONS EDITION, challenging your knowledge of the people, places and things from the world of THE…

 

by Daniel Pickett
January 16, 2008
Big news over at the Mego Museum!  When Mego Collector Bruce Zalkin was contacted by a former Mego employee interested in selling a collection gathered during their days at Mego it was the FIND of a lifetime. The find contained product samples from Mego’s1974 Toy Fair exhibit including original package mock-ups,factory production samples and a…

 

by Daniel Pickett
January 14, 2008
As I was running errands over the weekend I stopped be a recently stocked Toys R Us and lucked into the other new heroes in The Batman line- The Superman, The Flash and The Martian Manhunter.  We had carded pictures of these figures up on the front page last week, but I hadn’t seen any…

 

by Jason "ToyOtter" Geyer
January 13, 2008
  Making the rounds on the net are these solict pics of the first assortment of the Hasbro toy line that ties-into the upcoming Spectacular Spider-Man animated series on Kid’s WB. Shown are Symbiote costume Spidey, Spider-Man with interchangeable Peter Parker Head, Venom, and Dr. Octopus. Faithfully based on designs by Sean "Cheeks" Galloway, best…

 

by Jason "ToyOtter" Geyer
January 13, 2008
…but you’re gonna have to face it you’re addicted to toy information.  I recently answered a forum post to explain to a faithful reader why our trusty Mattel rep, ToyGuru, hadn’t posted lately to spill the beans on the upcoming JLU announcement in February’s Toyfare magazine.  Click here to read that exchange. Go ahead, I’ll…

 

by Daniel Pickett
January 10, 2008
This exclusive Red Edition Grabbit is TOUMA’s latest figure from Play Imaginative and features TOUMA’s signature teethy grin.  This new super red glossy version is available exclusively through Previews catalog.  Grabbit comes boxed and will be limited to 300 pcs. This amazing vinyl figure comes marked with serial number, and includes a mini art print…

 

by Daniel Pickett
January 10, 2008
dcuc_frontpage.jpg Please check out the new site that our friend Peter Go (of AFHub.com) just launched: www.DCUC.info Inspired a great deal by Jason Geyer’s Super Powers archive, Peter felt this great new line from Mattel and the Four Horsemen needed a definitive archive of its own. It’s still very much a work-in-progress, but there is much…

 

by Daniel Pickett
January 9, 2008
January 8, 2008 (SEATTLE) — WizKids Inc. announces Order 66, the next scheduled release of the Star Wars™ PocketModel™ trading card game (TCG), to arrive in stores March 2008. Chancellor Palpatine’s treachery has been revealed, and the annihilation of the Jedi rebellion is imminent with the execution of Order 66.  Fight the military response with…

 

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