Articles for January, 2009

 

by Jason "ToyOtter" Geyer
January 13, 2009
Man, Mattel really makes it hard to be a Mattel defender.  I like a lot of what they try to do, but between concept and execution, something just goes missing. Do they need to hire an engineer? Or fire the one they have and hire a good one?  I’m really hoping that everything I’m hearing…

 

by Daniel Pickett
January 13, 2009
JLUGV4HarleyJoker.jpg Manufacturer: Mattel Release Date: Feb 2009 Wave/Assortment: Part of the "Gotham Villains 4-pack" MattyCollector.com exclusive Packaging: Single Carded- inside mailer sleeve 4-pack  Accessories: Stand Scale: 4" Sculpted By: Mattel In-House Team          

 

by Daniel Pickett
January 13, 2009
JLUGV4SCKingFace.jpg Manufacturer: Mattel Release Date: Feb 2009 Wave/Assortment: Part of the "Gotham Villains 4-pack" MattyCollector.com exclusive Packaging: Single Carded- inside mailer sleeve 4-pack  Accessories: None Scale: 4" Sculpted By: Mattel In-House Team        

 

by Danny "CantinaDan" Neumann
January 12, 2009
I know, I know . . . I should title this blog: "A Day Late and a Dollar Short." Yes, I realize the rest of you got your NECA Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles last spring. You all discussed them, our friends Poe Ghostal and Michael Crawford reviewed them, and at this point you may have…

 

by Daniel Pickett
January 12, 2009
JLUGV4BaneComp2.jpg Manufacturer: Mattel Release Date: Feb 2009 Wave/Assortment: Part of the "Gotham Villains 4-pack" MattyCollector.com exclusive Packaging: Single Carded- inside mailer sleeve 4-pack  Accessories: None Scale: 4" Sculpted By: Mattel In-House Team          

 

by Jason "ToyOtter" Geyer
January 10, 2009
DSC07066.jpg Recently I needed to make a bunch of Trophies for a internal project at work, based upon two execs in my company. I sculpted some custom heads, but had no idea how to make that make copies, or what bodies to use for them. With the help of the amazing SpyMagician (who cast all the […]

 

by Jason "ToyOtter" Geyer
January 10, 2009
Recently I needed to make a bunch of Trophies for a internal project at work, based upon two execs in my company. I sculpted some custom heads, but had no idea how to make that make copies, or what bodies to use for them. With the help of the amazing SpyMagician (who cast all the…

 

by Erik "Superfriend" Skov
January 10, 2009

 

by Daniel Pickett
January 9, 2009
DST’s newest Minimates box sets are the perfect way to start or supplement a Minimates collection, delivering an all-star lineup of the very best heroes and villains in the Marvel Universe! The Marvel Heroes set includes classic versions of Spider-Man, the Incredible Hulk, Captain America and an all-new Wolverine featuring a retro X-Men uniform. The…

 

by Daniel Pickett
January 9, 2009
The gang over at Newsarama is reporting the WizardWorld has canceled their 2009 conventions in Los Angeles and Dallas, Texas.   The Los Angeles show was scheduled for March.  You can read their developing story here.  

 

by Daniel Pickett
January 9, 2009
Diamond Select Toys and Toys R Us are excited to announce the next new DST products now available in Toys R Us stores nationwide!  The first assortment of Battlestar Galactica action figures includes Lt. Kara "Starbuck" Thrace and the exclusive Galactica Lee "Apollo" Adama and Civil War Cylon Centurions – and this is just the…

 

by Daniel Pickett
January 9, 2009
February 19–August 9, 2009 West Coast debut at the Skirball features exclusive companion exhibition, Lights, Camera, Action: Comic Book Heroes of Film and Television LOS ANGELES—Remember the thrill of hiding under the covers to read comic books after lights out? Many of us do. Along with movies, comics may be the quintessential American art form,…

 

by Daniel Pickett
January 9, 2009
JLUGV4SCrowComp1.jpg Manufacturer: Mattel Release Date: Feb 2009 Wave/Assortment: Part of the "Gotham Villains 4-pack" MattyCollector.com exclusive Packaging: Single Carded- inside mailer sleeve 4-pack  Accessories: Staff Scale: 4" Sculpted By: Mattel In-House Team          

 

by Daniel Pickett
January 8, 2009
The Emmy-Award winning series Robot Chicken has spawned multiple iconic characters, one of the most recognizable is the ever-libidinous Humping Robot. SOTA Toys presents the 5" Humping Robot articulated-free-standing-plastic-action-figure with ACTUAL HUMPING ACTION! Thanks to a manual-winding spring, the Humping Robot can hump any object he can get his hands on! What will your humping robot hump? Humping Robot not to be…

 

by Daniel Pickett
January 8, 2009
 

 

by Daniel Pickett
January 8, 2009
Unprecedented Demand for New Digital Play Experiences Drives Aggressive, New Initiative For World’s #1 Toy Manufacturer LAS VEGAS, Jan 08, 2009 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Mattel announced today at the 2009 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) Kids@Play Summit that it will be transforming the company’s online strategy from brand Web site platform to interactive programming and content…

 

by Erik "Superfriend" Skov
January 7, 2009
Something We've Probably All Done I walked past the computer the other day and heard the following video.  To get the full effect, you would have to only hear the 2nd half, and then look to see a video of Japanese Anime.  I did a double take.  And I started laughing.  The words were just too true.

 

by Daniel Pickett
January 7, 2009
Yamato Fantasy Figure Gallery:  Akira, Inspired by the Work of Dorian Cleavenger NOW AVAILABLE FROM YAMATO USA Fantasy Figure Gallery:  Akira, Inspired by the Work of Dorian Cleavenger TORRANCE, CA, January 7, 2009.  Inspired by the work of renowned artist Dorian Cleavenger and sculpted by Plant-jzero Moekichi, Akira is the first piece in Yamato USA’s Fantasy Figure Gallery.  Yamato USA’s Fantasy Figure Gallery is a groundbreaking union…

 

by Daniel Pickett
January 7, 2009
Here’s another "Comic Con Classic" video from SDCC2008.  I don’t feel that bad this it’s just now posted to the site, as the new Greatest American Hero comic’s first issue just hit comic stores in December.   So the short version is: when I was a kid "The Greatest American Hero" was hands-down my favorite show.   …

 

by Daniel Pickett
January 7, 2009
It’s time for the 2008 Poppies! The Poppies are the Pop Culture Collectibles Industry Awards developed in 2007 by Michael Crawford of http://www.mwctoys.com. Each year judges from all aspects of the industry – from the artists that create them, to the companies that make them, to the retailers that sell them, to the media outlets…

 

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