Articles for June, 2008

 

by Erik "Superfriend" Skov
June 18, 2008
 You may remember my recent article about "A Perfect JLU 3 Pack".  http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/blog/superfriend/a-perfect-jlu-3-pack/  Unfortunately, I’m not sure Mattel saw it.  Because this isn’t one of them.

 

by Daniel Pickett
June 18, 2008
UFC fighters at  launch event hosted by Randy  Couture     Markham, ON, Canada – Round 5,  manufacturer of North America ’s first official MMA collectable  figures, announced the line up  for Series 2 of their Champion s Line at a UFC celebrity  studded launch  event in Toronto, Canada.  The  event took place in the home  town of Round 5’s head office  and was  sponsored by Yahoo! Canada ,  featuring guest appearances  by UFC Heavyweight Champion,   Randy “The  Natural” Couture, and Former  Lightweight Champion Sean  “The Muscle Shark” Sherk, and  hosted by  marketing firm Pressure  Creative + Design.      “We wanted to bring Sean up  for the announcement as the  first fighter signed to  Series 2”, commented  Damon Lau, President of Round  5.  Lau also noted,  “Coming  off a big fight with BJ Penn  the previous  weekend, brings lots of  exposure to Sean Sherk’s  brand and was the perfect  vehicle to announce the  rest of the line up.” Also  announced for series two were  current UFC middleweight  champion Anderson  “The Spider” Silva, and former  UFC middleweight champion,  Rich “Ace” Franklin.       The Champions Series 2 MMA  collectable figures will be  available in Fall of 2008.   Series 1 collectables  are currently available in  Canada at Toys R’ Us, in the  US at KB Toy Stores, FYE and…

 

by Daniel Pickett
June 18, 2008
On Friday 6 June 2008 at 11am, Weta opened the doors to the hotly anticipated Weta Cave in Miramar, Wellington.  For the very first time, an area of Wellington’s visual effects facility will be opened up to fans and visitors.  “We’re thrilled to have the opportunity to do this”, says Weta creative director and co-owner…

 

by Daniel Pickett
June 18, 2008
Yamato USA Presents the Fantasy Figure Gallery, Resin Quality Figures at PVC Prices  TORRANCE, CA, June 17, 2008.  Imagine.  Imagine your own personal gallery filled with the works of legendary fantasy artists brought to full, three-dimensional life by the world’s finest sculptors.  Imagine your fingers passing over the delicate details of each piece, marveling at…

 

by Daniel Pickett
June 17, 2008
From Hellboy 2: The Golden Army, written and directed by the Award Winning director of Pan¹s Labyrinth and Hellboy, Guillermo del Toro , comes Liz Sherman, this pyro-powered investigator is a hottie in every sense of the word. Mezco has captured her here in two exciting Limited Edition versions, each depicting the seconds before she…

 

by Daniel Pickett
June 17, 2008
Hurley, NY (June 16, 2008) – TONNER today announced the world premier launch of one of the gaming industry’s most recognized personality as a TONNER CHARACTER FIGURE at Wizard World Chicago in TONNER booth #1012. The newest TONNER CHARACTER FIGURE will debut on June 26, 2008 at Wizard World Chicago to an audience of approximately…

 

by Daniel Pickett
June 17, 2008
The latest Marvel Select exclusive action figure has Big Bad Toy Store seeing Red!  Featuring the all-new, all-different Red Hulk as featured in current comics, this exclusive release delivers the massive-sized Red Hulk as never before!  Internet-based retailer Big Bad Toy Store will be the exclusive home of this crimson collectible, the first Marvel Select…

 

by Jason "ToyOtter" Geyer
June 16, 2008
Mattel just shot over an exclusive first look at the packaging for the relaunching JLU line that will be hitting Target stores later this year.   I love that they are now labled "Fan Collection"  ’nuff said. Thanks, Mattel! Shown is an example of the single carded figure and the 3-packs. Click on thumbnails for bigger images. 

 

by Daniel Pickett
June 16, 2008
Fans of DST’s Marvel Minimate universe will be pleased to learn that the next assortments of their favorite super heroes are heading their way later this year!  Series 23 and 24 will feature all-new characters, villains and costumes, making these assortments a must-have for any Marvel fan! Series 23 will contain several two-packs featuring characters…

 

by Daniel Pickett
June 16, 2008
DC Direct has provided us with the new solicitation information on items that should be in stores February 2009.       ACTION FIGURES   NEW GODS SERIES 2 ACTION FIGURES Based on the art of Jack Kirby Hot on the heels of the acclaimed JACK KIRBY’S FOURTH WORLD OMNIBUS hardcovers, Kirby’s art style is…

 

by Jeff Cope
June 14, 2008
Sigh. As an action figure collector this is one of my least favorite times of the year. It’s the Countdown to the San Diego Comic Con, and the toy news lull the preceeds it.

 

by Daniel Pickett
June 13, 2008
SelectStartNow.com Is The Exclusive Location For The Highly Anticipated Variant Only 250 Pieces ( New York, NY June 9, 2008) Select Start LLC announced today the sale of Dr. Destruction: The Wild edition from Muttpop.  The vinyl which begins presale on Monday, June 9, 2008 is available exclusively at www.SelectStartNow.com and is limited to 250…

 

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