Articles for February, 2008

 

by Jason "ToyOtter" Geyer
February 17, 2008
Our intrepid Julius Marx has called in with a bit of news for Dr. Who fans (if this sounds off, it’s because I don’t know a thing about Dr. Who and wrote it down wrong!): Torchwood is getting its own figures- they will be 7" scale unfortunately, but will include Jack, some of the monsters…

 

by Jason "ToyOtter" Geyer
February 17, 2008
Lego has shown up this year with some awesome new licenses including the Indiana Jones license for all 4 films, the Speed Racer movie,  Star Wars: the Clone Wars animated series, and most importantly, Spongebob Squarepants! Go check out our brand new gallery of all the Lego goodness! 

 

by Jason "ToyOtter" Geyer
February 16, 2008
Opinion Polls & Market Research

 

by Jason "ToyOtter" Geyer
February 15, 2008
And now it all begins! Hasbro’s Indiana Jones site just went live, and with it a bunch of new pictures of the upcoming toy line. We expect a lot more pics to show up tomorrow, but for now it looks like this line is off to a great start! Go check it out!  

 

by Jason "ToyOtter" Geyer
February 15, 2008
Julius Marx is once again braving the cold, cold New York winter to bring you all the best news, pictures, and info from this year’s Toy fair extravaganza, while the rest of the AFI crew sits bundled up at home compiling it all back here for your enjoyment. Except for those of us in Texas,…

 

by Daniel Pickett
February 14, 2008
Here is the latest round of answers from our ongoing, monthly Mattel Q&A. You can find our past Q&A’s here. And you can discuss the answers at our Mattel board.      Q1: Legion of Super-Heroes figures ?!? Any word at all ?!? 2008 is the 50th anniversary of the debut of the Legion. Is…

 

by Jason "ToyOtter" Geyer
February 14, 2008
Since we broke the first pic of the Crystal Skulls (since taken down at the request of paramount. Whoops!) we’ve been excited at any news of the newest exploits of our favorite teacher, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. And what could be more exciting than the first trailer for the film?…

 

by Jason "ToyOtter" Geyer
February 14, 2008
Wow. I had no idea that this blog post of crazy Star Wars concepts would get picked up so fast and spread around the web. So welcome, new readers! Go check out the post on Mister Dog, you won’t regret it! And stick around next week for Toy Fair; we’ll have big pictures of lots…

 

by Daniel Pickett
February 13, 2008
STAMFORD, Conn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–World Wrestling Entertainment®(“WWE”), the greatest force in sports entertainment, and Mattel, Inc., the undisputed champion of the toy industry and the world’s leading toy manufacturer, today announced that they have entered into a comprehensive,multi-year licensing agreement, effective as of January 2010, naming Mattel as WWE’s master toy licensee covering all global territories upon…

 

by Daniel Pickett
February 12, 2008
For many months rumors have been flying around with nothing able to be confirmed or denied about this mysterious piece….until now!   Gentle Giant is excited to announce the Obi-Wan Kenobi in Clone Trooper Armor Mini Bust, a companion piece to the similarly named statue released in January 2007.   We’ve taken one of the…

 

by Daniel Pickett
February 12, 2008
 From the "Gadgets that Crack Me Up" file: ThinkGeek has come up with a brilliant/insane new product called the: SnūzNLūz – Wifi Donation Alarm Clock. Here’s the description from their website: Connects via WiFi to your on-line bank account, and donates YOUR real money to an organization you HATE when you decide to snooze! For…

 

by Daniel Pickett
February 11, 2008
SpikeTV online has posted Episode 1 of "The Team", a new animated show starring none other than Jesse Falcon, of UCB’s Mother: The Soundtrack and Marvel Toys fame! In this episode: A ninja ambush convinces the Wolf to rejoin the Team.   Jesse is the voice of Wolf. And… just to be on the safe side…

 

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