Articles for February, 2009

 

by Daniel Pickett
February 27, 2009
New Games, Trading Cards, Collectibles, Commemorative Stamp And More Allow Fans to Travel To Another Dimension NEW YORK, February 25,2009 – CBS Consumer Products, a unit of CBS Entertainment, announced today an anniversary program to celebrate one of the most influential series of our time – The Twilight Zone.  The program will begin with five…

 

by Daniel Pickett
February 26, 2009
The team at New Zealand based special effects company Weta Workshop have recently co a fully functional Mermaid tail for Auckland woman Nadya Vessey, who is a double leg amputee.   Ms Vessey approached Weta with the ambition of making a tail that was both practical and beautiful, a task that proved to be a…

 

by Jeff Cope
February 26, 2009
  Last summer at the San Diego Comic Con International Hasbro finally made the announcement that I had been waiting for: a 3-3/4" Marvel Universe line. As a big fan of the 3-3/4" scale (there’s nothing better in my book) I was hoping Hasbro would go this route with the Marvel license. The announcement was…

 

by Daniel Pickett
February 25, 2009
Originally planned to be the next action figure release from the Four Horsemen, Scarabus – the evil emperor from their property ‘Gothitropolis’ will be taking a slight detour in order to let Queen Alluxundra and her royal court take center stage.  Scheduled as the next release from the Four Horsemen’s popular ‘Seventh Kingdom’ property, the…

 

by Daniel Pickett
February 25, 2009
Ken has been a long awaited statue from the classic arcade hit Street Fighter. Street Fighter revolutionized the fighting game genre nearly 20 years ago and now it is being brought to life as SOTA toys presents this 12 inch scale statue with base that comes with a beautiful clear resin flame. This is sure to make anyone…

 

by Daniel Pickett
February 24, 2009
Bif Bang Pow! just unveiled the new Dexter action figure, based on the lead character in Showtime’s hit TV series.  He comes with interchangeable arms and loads of cool accessories: knife, body bag, ID card, and blood slide! The gang at Bif Bang Pow! have designed him so that he’ll be blood spatter expert by…

 

by Daniel Pickett
February 24, 2009
The third addition to the SOTA “Nightmares” line is our reimagining of one of the prominent figures of the Book of Revelation: Death. SOTA has taken the fourth Horseman of the Apocalypse and replicated him as the terrifying embodiment of Death, come to harvest the remnant souls of those who survived his brothers. Death is…

 

by ChipCataldo
February 24, 2009
strange11.jpg Seriously, how cool is this guy? I stumbled upon him today and felt it should be shared just for the coolness factor.   Sometime soon I’ll do a big Secret Wars writeup, because the information on the web is sorely lacking…there’s a lot more to this line than people know.   Peace, Chip  

 

by Daniel Pickett
February 24, 2009
Face of Female MMA Latest Star To Develop Figurine MARKHAM, Ontario, Canada, February 24, 2009 – Known to many as the “face of female mixed martial arts,”Gina “Conviction” Carano has parlayed great ability in the cage and a glamorous look out of it to burst onto the MMA scene and in many ways transcended the…

 

by Jason "ToyOtter" Geyer
February 24, 2009
brainiac.jpg Or, when is green not the right green? We all know Mattel has had some issues in the manufacturing of our favorite DC Comics characters. But the one that really puzzles me is how often the colors of the final product do not match the paint masters supplied by the Four Horsemen, or even the […]

 

by Jason "ToyOtter" Geyer
February 24, 2009
Or, when is green not the right green? We all know Mattel has had some issues in the manufacturing of our favorite DC Comics characters. But the one that really puzzles me is how often the colors of the final product do not match the paint masters supplied by the Four Horsemen, or even the…

 

by Daniel Pickett
February 23, 2009
Torrance, Ca. — In continuing their aggressive push in the United States as one of the most innovative and premiere toy companies, Jun Planning is very proud to debut it’s new toy line for Disney’s new Pixar film property, UP. UP is an incredible action/adventure film that follows Carl Fredricksen, who as a kid, always dreamed…

 

by Daniel Pickett
February 23, 2009
Dark Horse, Toy2R, and Big Tent Entertainment Unveil New Line of Blind-Box Figures Featuring Japanese Internet Sensation Domo NEW YORK, NEW YORK (February 20, 2009)–At Toy Fair 2009, Dark Horse unveiled plans to produce a set of blind-box figures scheduled to release this July.  The 2.5” figures will be created in conjunction with Toy2R as…

 

by Daniel Pickett
February 23, 2009
MeOffice1.jpg I’ve been lucky so far.   I’ve keep toys at my workplace for the past 13+ years, and not just a few here and there.  A LOT!  I’ve been fortunate to work at places where a toy collection fits into the culture so it’s really become and extension of my displaying area.   Here is a […]

 

by Daniel Pickett
February 23, 2009
I’ve been lucky so far.   I’ve keep toys at my workplace for the past 13+ years, and not just a few here and there.  A LOT!  I’ve been fortunate to work at places where a toy collection fits into the culture so it’s really become and extension of my displaying area.   Here is a…

 

by ChipCataldo
February 21, 2009
secretwars.jpg Okay, I finally got around to taking new pics of my Super Powers collection, and I figured I would highlight it in my blog in case anyone was interested.  I may add to descriptions of things later on, but for now I’ve put up some explanations on certain photos so people would know what they’re…

 

by Daniel Pickett
February 20, 2009
Our good friend Peter from over at AFHub.com shared a scoop with us this morning.   RG from AFhub was traveling in Hong Kong and came across a loose Arsenal figure from Mattel’s Infinite Heroes line. As you might recall Arsenal was supposed to be in the upcoming "DC Infinite Heroes Mallah’s Revenge" boxed set…

 

by Daniel Pickett
February 20, 2009
 Creation of Youth Sports Products Mark Expansion of EA SPORTS Brand   New York, February 16, 2009 – Toy Island and EA SPORTS™, a label of Electronic Arts, Inc. (NASDAQ: ERTS), are teaming up to develop a unique new line of sports equipment that will bring the excitement of video game simulation outside onto the…

 

by Daniel Pickett
February 18, 2009
Marvel Super Hero Squad Heads to TV 26 episodes coming to Cartoon Network in late 2009 From Marvel.com : The all-new "Marvel Super Hero Squad" animated series debuts on the Cartoon Network in late 2009 with a slate of 26 episodes scheduled to run. "Marvel Super Hero Squad" is an action-packed show featuring super-stylized versions…

 

by Danny "CantinaDan" Neumann
February 18, 2009
It isn’t everyday designers get total creative freedom with a project. So when our ally in the industry, O’Neil Printing, contacted us and four other studios about designing a commemorative poster series for their 100th anniversary I saw an opportunity! During our first informal brain storming session I suggested: "Lets just do something fun, like…

 

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