Articles for May, 2009

 

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
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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