Articles for August, 2008

 

by Jason "ToyOtter" Geyer
August 30, 2008
I have Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars on the brain lately, and while looking around the web stumbled upon this: [youtube]rLiOSDZKLX4[/youtube]   Which appears to be a crazy French commercial for the tail-end of the Mattel Secret Wars line! Notice how it shows the Euro only figures of Iceman and Electro. And highlights Black Spider-Man…

 

by Daniel Pickett
August 29, 2008
Mezco presents */The Spirit/* movie action figures, based on the upcoming big budget December 2008 film, a sinister gut wrenching tale of a hero born, murdered and born again. Written and directed by genre-twister Frank Miller . This first series contains 5 dynamic figures: The Spirit- The resurrected, masked vigilante sports more than 19 points…

 

by Daniel Pickett
August 28, 2008
The evil little Time Keepers from the Four Horsemen’s “Gothitropolis” property arrived in the Horsemens’ stable late last week, and are now ready for purchase!    The first three of Scarabus’ malicious minions, Baraeth, Nybbaz and Aestorath are now available through the Four Horsemen’s online retail outlet, Store Horsemen (http://www.StoreHorsemen.com) for $10.00 each (plus shipping),…

 

by Jason "ToyOtter" Geyer
August 28, 2008
There is a really neat art exhibit in the Netherlands by Eva and Franco Mattes (aka 0100101110101101.ORG) called "It’s Always Six O’Clock". The use a lot of action figures and other toys to make an apparent commentary on the futility of marketing or something high-falutin’ thing like that. Just ask Mickey Mouse.  

 

by Daniel Pickett
August 25, 2008
  -Population of play’s iconic yellow man surpasses 4 billion ensuring that children everywhere can tap into his spirit of adventure-   ENFIELD, Conn. (August 25, 2008) – A global pop culture icon turned 30 today and is celebrating a list of accomplishments and adventures that would overwhelm and astonish any self-described overachiever.    The…

 

by Bill "Fresh Monkey" Murphy
August 24, 2008
So as many of you can tell by looking at the toy shelves the Indian Jones figures have not sold as well as Hasbro anticipated. Initially Hasbro said that they had BIG plans for the future of this line. Well I think those plans have bit the dust. From what I have read around the…

 

by Erik "Superfriend" Skov
August 24, 2008
Milestone Comics.  I’ll admit, I’ve never read an issue of any of the series.  When they came out, I was burned out from trying a number of independant series only to be disappointed in one way or another.  I also had been through a cost cutting round that left me with no Marvel comics left. …

 

by Danny "CantinaDan" Neumann
August 23, 2008
BLOGphysics It wasn’t the title of the book that intrigued me. It was the subtitle: “A Scientific Exploration into the World of Phasers, Force Fields, Teleportation, and Time Travel.” The author, Michio Kaku, was interviewed on a local radio show and when he started mentioning Star Wars and Harry Potter I cocked an eyebrow. For his…

 

by Daniel Pickett
August 21, 2008
Launching an interstellar line of collectibles sure to please Empire loyalists from Coruscant to Endor, Diamond Select Toys will release the debut Star Wars bank  featuring none other than the Dark Lord of the Sith – Darth Vader! Measuring over seven inches tall and complete with his devastating light saber, the Darth Vader bust bank…

 

by Daniel Pickett
August 21, 2008
August 20, 2008 (SEATTLE) — WizKids Inc. is pleased to announced that it has sold out of numbered Marvel HeroClix: Secret Invasion “Buy it by the Brick” Super Skrull: Illuminati figures and has begun taking orders towards a first-ever brick figure reprint. Secret Invasion is the second “Buy it by the Brick” program sell out…

 

by Ryan "TheSuperfly" Prast
August 21, 2008
We’ve received many comments on the polls, and while most of it has been positive, we did get some feedback that made us rethink the format we were using for this, and the AFI team has now updated the poll format for all four sections to make this a bit easier for everyone. This new…

 

by Daniel Pickett
August 20, 2008
EL SEGUNDO, Calif., Aug 19, 2008 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Hot Wheels(R) today kicked off a three-week, six-city, cross-country road trip from Mattel, Inc.’s (NYSE:MAT) El Segundo headquarters to celebrate its 40th anniversary. The road trip will travel closely along U.S. Route 40, making stops at the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah; Speed, Kansas; the Indianapolis…

 

by Daniel Pickett
August 20, 2008
EL SEGUNDO, Calif., Aug 19, 2008 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Mattel, Inc., (NYSE: MAT) the world’s largest toymaker, today announced it has been named as one of 2008’s "Best Places to Work in Los Angeles," ranking 9th among large-sized companies. The complete list will appear in next week’s issue of the Los Angeles Business Journal. Mattel…

 

by Daniel Pickett
August 19, 2008
Celebrate 10 years of tiny, twisted, terror with the Living Dead Dolls 10th Anniversary Exclusive Eggzorcist doll.  One of the most sought after dolls in LDD history, she now returns in a limited edition of 666 pieces.  Eggzorsist dons a fuzzy rabbit suit with her trademark noose and Easter basket.  Come join the hellebration of…

 

by Ryan "TheSuperfly" Prast
August 19, 2008
SDCC has come and gone, and the Mattel crew has revealed all the great new DC Universe Classics figures coming in the next few waves. Now it’s time for the fans to vote on who we want to see in 2009 and beyond! The DCUC Fan Bracket works just like a sports tournament setup –…

 

by Daniel Pickett
August 19, 2008
This just in over at MattyCollector: Attention CARS fans! We thought you might want to hear about a cool exclusive promotion brought to you by Mattel and Toys ‘R’ Us. Check it out: Our annual fall Toys ‘R’ Us offer is such a no-brainer, even Mater from Disney/Pixar’s CARS could figure it out… all you…

 

by Daniel Pickett
August 18, 2008
Here is the latest solicitation information from DC COMICS:   ACTION FIGURES   JUSTICE LEAGUE NEW FRONTIER BOX SET DESIGNED BY DARWYN COOKE  Following the success of the direct-to-DVD feature Justice League: The New Frontier, this box set features reproductions of the best-selling figures based on the miniseries and graphic novels by Eisner Award-winning creator…

 

by Jeremy "SpyMagician" Sung
August 18, 2008
No current toyline engenders more mixed feelings in me than Mattel’s DCIH…  So close yet so far…  But would they be better if they were more like this?    

 

by Daniel Pickett
August 17, 2008
Diamond Select Toys is excited to announce a Minimates first – combining our company’s love of food with our Baltimore heritage like never before!  Available this fall, this special edition "Ace of Cakes" Minimate features the star of the Food Network series (and Baltimore native) – Chef Duff Goldman! Exclusively available through Charm City Cakes,…

 

by Daniel Pickett
August 17, 2008
If you’ve been singing the blues because you didn’t make it to this year’s San Diego Comic-Con, and thus, were unable to order our Halo 3 Con exclusive – you’re in luck.   Starting today and available as long as supplies last, you can order this pair of figures through our online store. This special…

 

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