Articles for February, 2008

 

by Jeff Cope
February 8, 2008
tf08-3munchkinsheader.jpg It’s almost that time of year again. Toy Fair 2008 is just over a week away. As an action figure collector Toy Fair is one of the two most exciting times of the year (Comic Con International in San Diego being the other). The sneak peek into what the year ahead holds for toys is…

 

by Jason "ToyOtter" Geyer
February 8, 2008
Ok, so I’m in the grocery store the other day and while I was walking down the aisle between the fine products from Campbell’s Soup Company and the displays of healthy Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups there was a sidecap rack with Little Golden Books on it. Never one to pass by a literary opportunity, I…

 

by Daniel Pickett
February 7, 2008
  This July, as the world breathlessly awaits the release of the new CG animated Clone Wars series, fans and collectors will get an eyeful of all-new packaging for scores of Clone Wars products soon to be lining store shelves.  StarWars.com the official Star Wars site has updated with a feature  about the new packaging…

 

by Daniel Pickett
February 6, 2008
NY- Hiro, Claire, Peter, Sylar, & Mohinder stopped into NBC ‘s famous offices at 30 Rock today when Mezco toys delivered the prototypes for the new Heroes action figures which are scheduled to be in stores in mid June.  Generally, prototypes are never seen by the general public, but because of the overwhelming interest in…

 

by Daniel Pickett
February 6, 2008
Famed toy designer, sculptor and super nice guy David Cortes is going to be featured on the nationally syndicated TV show LatiNation TV in over 100 markets this weekend.   Dave’s resume includes a lot of the Marvel Legends line for Toy Biz/Marvel Toys and  a lot of work for Mezco including the Hellboy figures based…

 

by Daniel Pickett
February 6, 2008
a BOUNTY ofHUNTERS Dark Horse Deluxe is proud to announce that the acclaimed series of Kotobukiya ARTFX Statues is expanding with the addition of the most requested characters from the Star Wars universe:  THE BOUNTY HUNTERS SERIES!  From the darkest chapter of the saga, Episode V:The Empire Strikes Back, Darth Vader has summoned mercenaries from…

 

by Daniel Pickett
February 6, 2008
Dark Horse is proud to announce they have signed an agreement to act as exclusive sales agent for the entire program of licensed products for MINDstyle—a California-based company which has recently emerged as a leading manufacturer of high-end collectible figures. The initial offerings,slated for release beginning in March, will include deluxe limited-edition vinyl figures and…

 

by Jason "JJJason" Chirevas
February 5, 2008
Jakks1.jpeg I like quasi, not-quite-real sports.  Let’s get that out of the way right now. In our history, there have been athletes who have crossed over into celebrity, and sometimes even superhero, status.  Babe Ruth was probably the first, but guys like Joe Namath, Michael Jordan, and, today, Tiger Woods (though, let’s be honest, golf is…

 

by Jason "JJJason" Chirevas
February 5, 2008
images.jpeg I like quasi, not-quite-real sports. Let’s get that out of the way right now. In our history, there have been athletes who have crossed over into celebrity, and sometimes even superhero, status. Babe Ruth was probably the first, but guys like Joe Namath, Michael Jordan, and, today, Tiger Woods (though, let’s be honest, golf is…

 

by Daniel Pickett
February 5, 2008
DST is excited to announce the first exclusive release in the ongoing line of retro-inspired Star Trek cloth figures will be one of Captain Kirk’s most dangerous foes – the nefarious Khan Noonien Singh!  Available exclusively through Hastings and Planet X stores, this limited figure is based on his debut appearance in the classic episode…

 

by Daniel Pickett
February 5, 2008
The World’s Leading Toy Company Partners with CAA Marketing to Identify and Create Opportunities Across a Variety of Entertainment Platforms for its Rich Library of Brands   EL SEGUNDO, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Mattel, Inc. (NYSE:MAT – News) (www.mattel.com), the worldwide leader in toys/family products and well-known as the premier marketer to kids, has signed with Creative Artists…

 

by Daniel Pickett
February 4, 2008
Due to the overwhelming demand for more of the Nightmares of H.P. Lovecraft your friends at SOTA will be releasing the Ultra Cthulhu Statue, the most popular figure from the H.P.Lovecraft universe!  This EXTREMELY limited edition resin statue will feature a highly detailed paint and completely new vision of Cthulhu as compared to any similar…

 

by Jeff Cope
February 3, 2008
agesofaction.jpg Anyone who knows me and my collecting habits at all know that I love 1:18 (3-3/4″) scaled figures. Love them. If I was Emperor of the Toy World all action figures would be done in this scale. Over the past few months I’ve really been enjoying the new Bravo Team line by Unimax that’s been…

 

by Jason "ToyOtter" Geyer
February 2, 2008
I haven’t done one of these posts in awhile, but I’ve been rediscovering stuff I’ve been sent over the years that never made it to shelves and thought that it was high time that some of it been seen. This little piece was sent to me by an anonymous soul who has dropped a few…

 

by Daniel Pickett
February 1, 2008
This year’s Toy Fair will be celebrated online at SideshowCollectibles.com, from February 17th-20th! This year they are doing things a bit different, as they will not be physically attending the annual Fair in New York, which is only open to industry members and press. Thus, the online celebration is the only way to stay on…

 

by Daniel Pickett
February 1, 2008
Takara Neduke, makers of necklaces and trinkets, has released a picture of their upcoming 1.5 inch mini PVC figures of props, relics and treasures from Indiana Jonesmovie series. There will be seven styles and one secret item in this wave. This will be a capsule toy series with plastic capsule packaging.   These will be import…

 

by Daniel Pickett
February 1, 2008
MiniMates news from the latest DST E-Spectrum  Mirror, Mirror on the Wall… The best-selling Star Trek Minimates make their first box set appearance with this limited "Mirror, Mirror" collection containing the evil versions of your favorite Star Trek characters. Featuring the crew in their Mirror Universe attire, this set includes the warped Captain Kirk, the…

 

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