Articles for May, 2008

 

by Daniel Pickett
May 29, 2008
Save UP TO 75 PERCENT! Starting Friday May 30th at 10:00am Mountain time, McFarlane Toys will be having a warehouse moving sale – and retail prices on literally everything will be significantly reduced! Prices as low as $1.50 – or savings up to 75 percent – on Spawn, dragons, 3-D Wall Art, sports and MUCH…

 

by Daniel Pickett
May 29, 2008
North Hills, CA, May 28, 2008 – Imperial Toy, a leading manufacturer of licensed and proprietary bubbles & novelties, and Marvel Entertainment, Inc., a global character-based entertainment licensing company, announced today a multi-year licensing deal. Imperial will launch an extensive line of seasonal and novelty products based on Marvel’s most popular Super Heroes, including The…

 

by Daniel Pickett
May 29, 2008
Say Goodbye to the Statue of Liberty… becasue there is NOTHING to stop the ape uprising now!   It’s only a short distance from this to THIS: And the saddest part… we did it to ourselves. I just hope the cyber-monkeys don’t team up with SkyNet when they enslave us.

 

by Jason "ToyOtter" Geyer
May 27, 2008
I miss the 80s. Sure, it was a weird time, but it was also a really fun time. And pre-internet, the early days of cable TV held so many hidden riches, not the least of which was MTV actually airing music videos all day long. I’m not sure what kids today watch in the afternoon…

 

by Daniel Pickett
May 27, 2008
NECA has been gradually trickling out the information on their 2008 Comic Con exclusives.  So far the have announced Exclusives based on Gears of War, Conan and their awesome TMNT line.   Check out the news and images below.   Carmine is Coming to San Diego   NECA Releases Images of the Gears of War…

 

by Daniel Pickett
May 27, 2008
The Washington DC Metro Area Star Wars Collecting Club (DCSWCC) is proud to announce their third bi-annual charity lapel pin sale. The 2008 pin features animated Boba Fett with DCSWCC’s signature Washington Monument as his rocket, in honor of the 30th anniversary of his appearance in The Star Wars Holiday Special. Third in DCSWCC’s series…

 

by Jason "JJJason" Chirevas
May 26, 2008
Yep, it certainly is.

 

by Jason "JJJason" Chirevas
May 24, 2008
AHIndianaJonesCairo.jpg Adventure. I love that word.  It’s one of my favorites.  I think it’s one of the most inclusive, evocative words we have and hearing it makes me happy. Tonight, we’re going to talk about adventure as combined with another of my favorite words, hero.  Specifically, we’re going to talk about when the two words, along…

 

by Daniel Pickett
May 22, 2008
MILWAUKIE, OR—Twentieth Century Fox Licensing and Merchandising and Dark Horse Comics are proud to present two magical products that are sure to provide hours of sleepless slumber parties this fall. Joss Whedon’s mythology comes alive with the official Buffy the Vampire Slayer Tarot Deck and the Buffy the Vampire Slayer “Conversations with Dead People” Board! Named…

 

by Daniel Pickett
May 21, 2008
EL SEGUNDO, Calif. May 20, 2008 – Mattel announced today it will provide more than $125,000 in immediate and long-term disaster relief to support victims of the devastating earthquake in Sichuan province of China and the aftermath of Cyclone Nargis in southwest Myanmar. Funds will go to the American Red Cross and Save the Children….

 

by Erik "Superfriend" Skov
May 21, 2008
One of our posters asked,  “Why isn’t John Stewart in the JLA line which had the 3rd wave solicited this week.  I started writing and decided it was kind of long for a post. The current JLA line of figures form DCDirect covers the JLA comic era that was started roughly at the "One Year…

 

by Daniel Pickett
May 20, 2008
With new Marvel Select figures like Captain America, Iron Man, Thor and the Incredible Hulk beginning to hit stores this summer, DST is excited to announce a new special release featuring Marvel Select all-stars in the upcoming Best of Marvel Select #3 cases!  In addition to marking the return of three sold-out action figures, this…

 

by Daniel Pickett
May 20, 2008
2008 marks the return of one of the most important super-teams in the history of the Marvel Universe, and now Diamond Select Toys is bring the Invaders to San Diego Comic Con as never before!  Exclusively available at the biggest convention of the year, DST is proud to announce the all-new Invaders Minimates Box Set!…

 

by Daniel Pickett
May 20, 2008
After unveiling the incredible line of WATCHMEN MOVIE products at the New York Comic Con and online at EW.com, DC Direct solicits the first wave of products inspired by the upcoming movie in this month’s Previews.   Get ready for a three-month WATCHMEN MOVIE product extravaganza, beginning with items solicited in the June Previews for…

 

by Daniel Pickett
May 20, 2008
Ka-chow! This Set Races to RLC™ Members on May 20!     “Okay, here we go. Focus. Speed. I am speed.” Those are the opening lines from the Disney/Pixar flick Cars, which became an instant classic among racing fans when it was released in 2006. Well, here’s your chance to be a winner like Lightning,…

 

by Daniel Pickett
May 20, 2008
Weta will have a Doctor on hand at our stand at the MCM Expo in London this weekend, 24-25 May. Not just any doctor, of course, but the sixth incarnation of the Doctor, Colin Baker. This ties in with the first viewing and European launch of Weta’s range of Doctor Who collectibles. The full range…

 

by Daniel Pickett
May 20, 2008
The Most Talented Pokémon Players Will Compete in Los Angeles and New York for a Chance to Battle the Best Players from Japan Bellevue, WA ­ May 15, 2008 ­ Pokémon USA, Inc., has announced the first-ever Video Game Showdown, pitting the most skilled Pokémon Diamond and Pokémon Pearl players from the United States and…

 

by Erik "Superfriend" Skov
May 19, 2008
Continuuing my 2006 trip to SDCC. – Friday before SDCC Leaving on an Airplane We boarded the plane and then sat on the tarmac for an hour. My wife thinks we could have saved money if we had booked the plane tickets more in advance. Southwest has ‘internet’ fares. Southwest doesn’t connect with some of…

 

by Daniel Pickett
May 19, 2008
ACTION FIGURES   JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA SERIES 3 ACTION FIGURES Designed by Ed Benes It’s here – the third series based on the popular DC Comics series, JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA, written by New York Times best-selling author Brad Meltzer and illustrated by Ed Benes! Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, The Flash and Geo-Force are…

 

by Erik "Superfriend" Skov
May 17, 2008
SDCC as a Vacation With Convention season upon us, I thought I’d submit this.  I know some of you have seen it before, but we have many new members, who might be contemplating going to SDCC for the first time.  (pic from their official web site: http://www.comic-con.org/cci/ ) In 2005 I thought aboout going to ComicCon…

 

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