Articles for June, 2008

 

by Daniel Pickett
June 10, 2008
MOTÖRHEAD frontman Lemmy Says “Figure Won’t Get Much Action” MOTÖRHEAD frontman Ian "Lemmy" Kilmister recently spoke to the Artisan News Service about the Lemmy Icon Figure, which is about to begin shipping from Locoape, creators of iconic figures and collectibles via www.lemmyfigure.com. In addition to a standard edition an edition of 2,500 pieces is one exclusive that includes an individually numbered MOTÖRHEAD "Ace of…

 

by Daniel Pickett
June 9, 2008
Shocker unleashes another exclusive 3" vinyl figure this summer MTV’s The Maxx Available only at San Diego Comic Con booth# 3849, 3948 this summer July  23-27th, MTV’s The Maxx mini is a runner up to a new Indie Spotlight  mini vinyl toy line. This all-new line will feature fully painted  vinyl action figures of the…

 

by Daniel Pickett
June 9, 2008
  LATEST ARRIVALS:   Heroes: Series 1   Gears of War: Series 1   The Ramones: 7" Joey Ramone Figure   DC Direct: The New Gods                 New Teen Titans                 Smallville Series 2                 13" Bizarro Collector Figure                 13" Green Arrow Collector Figure                 The Killing Joke Box Set                 McFarlane Toys: Elvis –…

 

by Daniel Pickett
June 9, 2008
I got this press release and I just thought it was too weird not to post-    CLEVELAND, OH — Grow DuneCraft’s newest creation and reveal its hidden message! DuneCraft is pleased to introduce the "I Love You" Bean terrarium. A magical "I Love You" message will appear when the bean sprouts. All you need…

 

by Jason "ToyOtter" Geyer
June 9, 2008
Before I post about more unseen Star Wars stuff, I thought I’d do a bit of follow-up to some that I’ve already shown. One of our biggest heartbreaks in designing stuff for Phantom Menace promotions was getting all the way to prototype on a big Jabba the Hutt beanbag, but having it rejected for cost/size…

 

by Jason "ToyOtter" Geyer
June 8, 2008
So I started this year vowing to cut back on the toy buying. In fact, I had quit buying almost all together, thanks in part to it being so hard to find Mattel’s latest offerings and the fact that Hasbro has delayed the next batch of Marvel Legends for so long. In any case I…

 

by Daniel Pickett
June 6, 2008
As impossible as it is to believe, my little girl turned 5 years old today…and she not a little girl anymore.  You started out like this:   But look at you now!     And I’ve loved every minute of it.   Happy Birthday little one.     

 

by Jason "ToyOtter" Geyer
June 5, 2008
Mattel sends us some pics today of their upcoming DC Infinite Heroes line of 3 3/4" action figures. These should be hitting stores soon this summer. Shown are the Commissioner Gordon and Swat Team 3-Pack, and the singles Shazam, Black Hand, Adam Strange, Black Adam, the Flash, Reverse Flash, Weather Wizard, Mirror Master, Hush, Captain…

 

by Erik "Superfriend" Skov
June 5, 2008
Part 5 – Saturday, Sunday, Monday.  Catholic mission, trolley tour, the Con, Tijuana, aquarium, marine history.

 

by Daniel Pickett
June 5, 2008
Even though the Four Horsemen are back in their studio attempting to recover from an exciting weekend at Wizard World Philadelphia, they can’t sit around and admire their first annual “Toyfare Hall of Fame” award for too long.    There are still some straggling elephants to be shipped out, there’s work to be wrapped up…

 

by Daniel Pickett
June 5, 2008
NY- Mezco Toyz, premier toy and collectible manufacturer, is lending a helping hand to those who are less fortunate; bulldogs. In February 2008, Mezco Toyz, the makers of the new Heroes action figures, sent a set of unpainted prototype test shot figures to the legendary 30 Rock (30 Rockefeller center) in NY to be displayed…

 

by Daniel Pickett
June 5, 2008
Fresh from Marvel’s latest paranoia-fueled comic event comes the greenest, used-to-be-deadest San Diego Comic Con exclusive of the year – the Marvel Select Skrull Elektra!  Featuring Elektra as a Skrull as well as an additional Skrull soldier, this limited two-pack brings the stars of Secret Invasion to your collection as never before! She may be…

 

by Daniel Pickett
June 5, 2008
Mattel has sent us some great images of all of their SDCC 2008 exclusive offerings.   Masters of The Universe King Grayskull King Grayskull will be available in his standard colors as well as a chase version showing him as a statue as Adam first encountered him.       DC Universe Classics LOBO with…

 

by Daniel Pickett
June 5, 2008
EagleMoss DC Figure Collection Commercial If you’ve ever seen one of the EagleMoss figures (either DC or Marvel) in person you know how good they look.   here is a new commercial to promote the DC figures.   These are being imported through Diamond. Here’s a cool new commercial for these figurines.     Another fun fact is that the DC…

 

by Daniel Pickett
June 4, 2008
SDCC Exclusive Miniature Alliance Secret Wars Spider-man & Hulk  Monogram International features as a salute to the 20 plus year anniversary of Secret Wars – 12 comic series everyone’s favorite classic super heroes Spider-man and Hulk. The story revolves around the plot: A godlike cosmic entity called the Beyonder has been observing the Earth-616 universe…

 

by Daniel Pickett
June 3, 2008
Underground Toys sent us the latest solicitation information on the first assortment of the Torchwood action figures.  The first assortment of figure featuring Gwen, Captain Jack Harkness, Lisa the Cyberwoman, and a Weevil.   These figures should be arriving in July/August 2008 and retail for around $10 each.   The 12 pack cases of figures…

 

by Erik "Superfriend" Skov
June 3, 2008
You may be wondering why these are so close together.  I’m trying to get this up so folks who have never been will get an idea of what else you can do there. Wednesday thru Friday.

 

by Erik "Superfriend" Skov
June 2, 2008
So there you are, in San Diego, and you have a week.  How do you spend it?  Well, we used the AAA tourbook to pick out a bunch of stuff.  This is how we spent our 1st 4 days.

 

by Scott Rogers
June 2, 2008
  Every year there are more and more exclusive toys and statues at San Diego Comic Con. Who can keep track of all of ’em? Well, get your wallets out  ’cause here’s the list you want to bring with you to the big show! (Images, prices, piece numbers and more items to be added as…

 

by Danny "CantinaDan" Neumann
June 1, 2008
Perhaps you’ve heard me refer to my "little brother," Johnny. To avoid confusion I’m referring to the terrific 10 year old boy I was matched up with through the "Big Brothers Big Sisters" program. Johnny has 3 brothers (the sibling kind) and 2 cousins. Whereas I thought all of these boys would be easy prey…

 

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