Articles for May, 2009

 

by Glenn Moss
May 25, 2009
  A letter from the Clerk of the Court of Okmulgee County arrived saying I was being summoned for jury duty on March 3rd. Ended up on a civil case where a young man was terminated because he hired an attorney to handle his worker’s compensation claim when his employer violated state law and didn’t…

 

by Daniel Pickett
May 24, 2009
BifBangPow shared with us latest news on one of their upcoming San Diego Comic Con exclusives- The Dark Defender as seen in the second series of Showtime’s Dexter.  This exclusive 7" figure was just voted the #1 most anticipated exclusive at San Diego Comic-Con 2009 in SDCC’s Spring update. Here’s the info from the Entertainment…

 

by Daniel Pickett
May 24, 2009
Long Island City, New York– Mezco Toyz is thrilled to announce they have acquired the licensing rights to Halloween 2, to be released in August 2009, and directed by Rob Zombie. Mezco will be producing action figures, and Living Dead Dolls for this popular horror franchise.

 

by Jason "ToyOtter" Geyer
May 24, 2009
When I first started collecting toys back around 1990 I would run into other collectors sporadically (this being in the dark days before the internet collecting community at large had coalesced around USENET, for the most part). One way I would know that they were die-hard toy hunters was that they had had "The Dream". […]

 

by Jason "ToyOtter" Geyer
May 24, 2009
When I first started collecting toys back around 1990 I would run into other collectors sporadically (this being in the dark days before the internet collecting community at large had coalesced around USENET, for the most part). One way I would know that they were die-hard toy hunters was that they had had “The Dream”….

 

by Jason "ToyOtter" Geyer
May 22, 2009
DSC07160.jpg Ok. So there isn’t a modern line of toys out there today that doesn’t have flaws, something for the average collector and/or fan to be aggrieved about when they inspect their new purchase. I know I’ve found them.  Loose joints, bad paint masks, bad tampo printing, oversprays, mold marks, splatters, frozen joints, scuffs, nicks, and […]

 

by Jason "ToyOtter" Geyer
May 22, 2009
dcucfull Ok. So there isn’t a modern line of toys out there today that doesn’t have flaws, something for the average collector and/or fan to be aggrieved about when they inspect their new purchase. I know I’ve found them.  Loose joints, bad paint masks, bad tampo printing, oversprays, mold marks, splatters, frozen joints, scuffs, nicks, and…

 

So my girlfriend and I encountered something peculiar at a local Wal-Mart on May 1st. This particular store had previously reduced the space dedicated to G.I. JOE figures to one peg for singles and one peg for comic book two-packs, in addition to its glut of Combat Heroes sets. When I walked into the action…

 

by Daniel Pickett
May 21, 2009
 G.I. JOE fans worldwide have a reason to get excited today as EA unveils the packaging design for its upcoming action-arcade shooter game G.I. JOE The Rise of Cobra.  The console platforms feature a lineup of 16 playable characters – four of which are unlockable COBRA characters – and pick up where the movie leaves…

 

by Daniel Pickett
May 21, 2009
This just in a little news and a helpful reminder from MattyCollector: Just to update everyone, the MOTUC subscriptions will end on Friday at 6:00 Eastern. This subscription is for the Sept – Dec 2009 MOTUC figures available only on MattyCollector.com.  Click Here to subscribe!   And the Sept figure will be Webstor.    

 

by Daniel Pickett
May 20, 2009
Our friends at NECA has announced their complete list of 2009 San Diego Comic Con Exclusives     Street Fighter 4 Guile (Charlie costume) Based on the DLC Classic Costume Pack from Street Fighter 4 Guile pays tribute to his war buddy Charlie but donning Charlie’s classic costume. This figure features over 30 points of…

 

by Daniel Pickett
May 20, 2009
The gang at Mezco Toyz sent us this information on 3 exciting new Mezco items coming soon for you: DELUXE 1/6 SCALE 12" NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET FREDDY Mezco celebrates the twenty-fifth anniversary of A Nightmare On Elm Street with a deluxe 12inch scale Freddy Krueger figure. Featuring nearly a dozen points of articulation, this…

 

by Daniel Pickett
May 20, 2009
May 16th, 2009 NJ- Tribune’s Dick Tracy attends San Diego Comic-Con this year as exclusive Black and White action figures brought to you by Shocker Toys. This is a first for Dick Tracy to appear as hyper-articulated action figures in creator Chester Gould’s black and white comic strip style. The world’s most famous detective will…

 

by Erik "Superfriend" Skov
May 20, 2009
I just watched the trailer for Superman / Batman: Public Enemies, the next WB/DC Animated movie on the main page of this site.  And I was moved to write.  If you’ve been reading these for a while, you know I have very opinionated views about comics.  Superman/Batman is a series that I highly recommend. 

 

by Daniel Pickett
May 20, 2009
New Superman/Batman: Public Enemies Trailer Shortly after Toy Fair this year it was announced that the next DC animated DVD project after Green Lantern: First Flight would be based on the Public Enemies storyline from the Superman/Batman comic series.   Below is the first trailer for that project.  

 

by Jason "ToyOtter" Geyer
May 19, 2009
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by Jason "ToyOtter" Geyer
May 19, 2009
  SUCCOTASH!!!

 

by Daniel Pickett
May 19, 2009
Release of Fan Favorite Sith Apprentice Commemorates the 10th Anniversary of Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace   BOSTON, MA – May 19, 2009 – Mimoco, makers of the MIMOBOT collection of designer USB flash drives, is celebrating the tenth anniversary of Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace with an all-new series of…

 

by Daniel Pickett
May 19, 2009
Toys R Us and Diamond Select Toys today announce a new opportunity for fans across the country to experience the excitement and wonder of San Diego Comic Con as well as to get their hands on the hottest new exclusive featuring the current stars of the Marvel Comics Universe!   Still reeling after the stunning…

 

by Daniel Pickett
May 19, 2009
U.S. Office Separate From Jun Planning Japanese Office.   Torrance, Ca. (5/19/09)—Due to misinformation and speculation, Jun Planning USA, announces that the United States toy maker of figures and collectibles is not a part of the Jun Planning Japanese bankruptcy.    Jun Planning USA is a separate company, run by Yosuke Oba in Torrance, California. …

 

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