Articles for March, 2008

 

by Daniel Pickett
March 28, 2008
Inspired by Cartoon Network’s hit television series for boys 6-11, Ben 10™, Bandai America has launched its "Ultimate Alien Hangout"sweepstakes, where one lucky winner will score a Ben 10 room transformation,featuring Ben 10 room décor, artwork and some of action figures. Fans can enter the sweepstakes online at www.bandai.com/ben10/alienhangout for a chance to win the room…

 

by Daniel Pickett
March 28, 2008
Just posted a new feature on Diamond Select Toys recent MiniMates 4-pack based on Fox’s "24."  This set features Jack, Nina, Kim and David Palmer.  As we all wait for a new season of "24" let’s take a closer look at this fun 4-pack in the Features Section.  Click on the image to read the…

 

by Daniel Pickett
March 28, 2008
This just in from Diamond Select Toys:  Marvel Minimates Series 19 and 20 delivered core members of the Avengers, X-Men and Spider-Man casts and increased the number of Marvel Minimates released to over 150.  Not to be outdone in 2008, we have the next waves of two-inch block figures ready to knock your socks off!…

 

by Daniel Pickett
March 28, 2008
Want to check out an episode of the highly anticipated Blue Dragon series before its premiere later this Spring? Cartoon Network will be airing an exclusive sneak peek of Blue Dragon on Friday, March 28 at 11:30 am and Saturday, March 29 at 10:30 pm. The series, which features character designs by Akira Toriyama (Dragon…

 

by Daniel Pickett
March 27, 2008
ToplessRobot.com has a fun feature on the 10 Most Needless Action Figure Additions. It’s a fun read.  See if you agree with #1, then come back here and make your own list in the forums.  And, while you’re over there also check out The 10 Star Wars Toys that Unintentionally Look Like Other Celebrities written…

 

by Daniel Pickett
March 27, 2008
BATMAN: THE MOVIE SPECIAL EDITION BLU-RAY DISCThe 1966 Caped-Crusading Classic Starring Adam West Dashes Onto Blu-Ray Disc July 1 From Fox Home Entertainment Dynamic Disc Features New, Exclusive High Definition Extras, Plus A BD Industry First, Nelson Riddle’s Cool Jazz Score Presented As An Isolated Music Track In Lossless Audio Also Available, A Limited, Special…

 

by Daniel Pickett
March 24, 2008
NOW I understand….     see more funny graphs

 

by Daniel Pickett
March 21, 2008
On Saturday I spent a few hours wandering around Wizard World LA.  It’s still a very small show, so it was a perfect time to introduce my daughter to the world of comic book conventions.  She even went in costume!   We ran into a few special folks, such as Aaron Douglas aka Chief Tyrol…

 

by Daniel Pickett
March 21, 2008
YAMATO USA ONLINE SPECIAL TANDEM TWIN Animal Girls: Dog Annerose Torrance, CA, March 19,2008 –From the weird and wonderful world of TANDEM TWIN, Yamato presents master sculptor Kouichi Yamazaki (TANDEM TWIN)’s latest incarnation: DOG ANNEROSE. Inspired by the German Shepard, this canine cutie is on patrol for all you naughty boys. So be on your…

 

by Daniel Pickett
March 21, 2008
GN-U DOU: GALAXY CYCLONEBRAIGER – BRAIGER   Yamato Announces the Next Revolution in Action Figures   Torrance, CA, March 18, 2008 – Yamato is pleased to introduce a new revolution in action figures:  The GN-U DOU (GN-U meaning “band of brave warriors”, and DOU “movement” in Japanese).  The GN-U DOUis a tribute to the giant robots…

 

by Daniel Pickett
March 21, 2008
NY- Comic-Con returns to New York April18-20th and once gain Mezco will be thrilling collectors with an offering of collectibles exclusive to the event. Sure to excite East Coast collectors, Mezco will be offering notorious B.I.G. aka Christopher G. Wallace.  He’s an all-time great; an unparalleled storyteller, and a man whose talent can only be…

 

by AFi Admin
March 21, 2008
On Saturday I spent a few hours wandering around Wizard World LA.  It’s still a very small show, so it was a perfect time to introduce my daughter to the world of comic book conventions.  She even went in costume!   We ran into a few special folks, such as Aaron Douglas aka Chief Tyrol…

 

by AFi Admin
March 20, 2008
On Saturday I spent a few hours wandering around Wizard World LA.  It’s still a very small show, so it was a perfect time to introduce my daughter to the world of comic book conventions.  She even went in costume!   We ran into a few special folks, such as Aaron Douglas aka Chief Tyrol […]

 

by Daniel Pickett
March 20, 2008
As New Dragon Ball Z Action FiguresDebut, Fans Will Soon be Able to Battle with Cards From All ThreeDragon Ball Sagas for the First Time Ever (CYPRESS, CA – MARCH 18, 2008) – With the return of original toy manufacturer Bandai America Inc. to the Dragon Ball Zfranchise, fans can further celebrate with the highly…

 

by Daniel Pickett
March 18, 2008
New Collectible from McFarlane Toys Brings Xbox 360 Character to Life LOS ANGELES, CA: March 18, 2008 — Entertainment Earth (entertainmentearth.com) and McFarlane Toys (spawn.com) have joined forces to produce an exclusive action figure from developer Bungie’s mega-popular Halo franchise. Based on designs seen in the video game Halo 3 for the Microsoft Xbox 360…

 

by Daniel Pickett
March 18, 2008
  Bif Bang Pow! Announces Agreement with Anthrax Guitarist to Produce Scott Ian Collectibles LOS ANGELES, CA (March 18, 2008) – Scott Ian, co-founder and rhythm guitarist of the seminal heavy metal group Anthrax, just signed a licensing deal with toy company Bif Bang Pow! to produce action figures and bobble heads in his image….

 

by Ryan "TheSuperfly" Prast
March 18, 2008
This morning I saw a story of an amazing occurrence that happened in Denver yesterday; some kind, anonymous soul had left a literal pot of gold next to a bus stop bench on St. Patrick’s Day.  Inside was $50 in gold dollar coins, and an extra $3.17 representing the date.  There was also a note that…

 

by Daniel Pickett
March 17, 2008
ACTION FIGURES SUPERMAN/BATMAN SERIES 6 ACTION FIGURES The best-selling action figure line continues with its sixth set of figures, this time based on the popular story arc Enemies Among Us,illustrated by Ethan Van Sciver!Each figure features multiple points of articulation and abase.Clamshell 4/C blister card packaging.Advance-solicited; on sale November 5, 2008 * Action Figures* PIFigures…

 

by Daniel Pickett
March 16, 2008
Toy Fair Video #1- Mattel/Fisher Price’s Elmo Live   Now that we have all of our Toy Fair 08 pictures labeled and posted I can start posting some of the video I shot. This first video may not appeal to all action figure collectors, but this product was the talk of Toy Fair 08 and I think you can see the potential in…

 

by Daniel Pickett
March 15, 2008
March 14, 2008 (SEATTLE) — Due to overwhelming DC HeroClix®: Crisis preorder sales and “Buy it by the Brick” orders, Diamond Comic Distributors and Alliance Game Distributors — WizKids’ exclusive distributors for HeroClix products into independent hobby stores — has sold out of its entire Crisis inventory.  “The spread of Crisis sales across a wide…

 

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