Articles for January, 2010

 

by Daniel Pickett
January 25, 2010
Mattel Video Interview- Under the Influence: Masters of the Universe Art Show Two weeks ago I had the privilege of attending the opening of "Under The Influence: Masters of the Universe," an art show focusing on Mattel’s Masters of the Universe toy line in all of it’s incarnations.   While we were there, we were able to steal a few minutes with our friend Scott "ToyGuru" Neitlich…

 

by ChipCataldo
January 24, 2010
gullivers-2.jpg Howdy all!  Welcome to yet another CAPtivating edition (hee hee) of the Super Powers Highlight.  This go-around we’re looking at one of the oddest things ever to come out of the Super Powers line in any country…El Capitan Rayo from Gulliver Juguetes in Brazil.  Covered in this blog, and I believe for the first time…

 

by Daniel Pickett
January 24, 2010
This week in the AFi Archive I’ll be posting features on the first half of DCUC Wave 11.   We start things off with one of my favorites- Desaad.   Darkseid’s right hand man is here in all of his Super Powers goodness.  The Four Horsemen have done another great update of this classic figure….

 

by Daniel Pickett
January 23, 2010
With the new website, www.toy2rusa.com,up and running since Christmas, Toy2R is poised to make some waves in 2010. The new web presence of Toy2R includes a revised blog moving QEE4ALL under the roof of the new site. News about upcoming releases, updates and all things Toy2R are being posted daily. News of the continuation of…

 

by Daniel Pickett
January 23, 2010
SOTA Toys released a newsletter this week (which you can access by clicking here) announcing an Ebay Auction for a Prototype Blue Lightning Blanka Statue, the proceeds of which will go directly to the Red Cross for aid in Haiti. SOTA’s Fearless Leader had the following to say:   Dear friends and colleagues, By now,…

 

by Daniel Pickett
January 23, 2010
JLUBnBBlog.jpg I know it’s going to be controversial blog and idea to some, but I think Mattel should merge the Justice League Unlimited and Batman the Brave and the Bold action figure lines. As I sit here, still in my pajamas on a sunny Southern California morning watching the latest episode from Batman the Brave and […]

 

by Daniel Pickett
January 23, 2010
I know it’s going to be controversial blog and idea to some, but I think Mattel should merge the Justice League Unlimited and Batman the Brave and the Bold action figure lines. As I sit here, still in my pajamas on a sunny Southern California morning watching the latest episode from Batman the Brave and…

 

by Daniel Pickett
January 21, 2010
WETA announced today that they have the license to create collectibles based on the recent sci fi film District 9.  Here is their teaser announcement: We’re very proud and excited to be able to announce a range of limited edition collectibles from District 9, Neill Blomkamp’s acclaimed 2009 movie. The collectibles are of course created…

 

by AFi Admin
January 21, 2010
bbtslogo.gif Here is the latest from NEW PREORDERS INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS -HOT TOYS 1/6 SCALE BRAD PITT AS LT. ALDO RAINE Hot Toys has just announced a new 1/6 scale figure of Brad Pitt as Lieutenant Aldo Raine from “Inglourious Basterds”. The sculpt already looks fantastic on this piece, and we have it listed at $199.99, although…

 

by Daniel Pickett
January 21, 2010
From StarWars.com This spring, visitors to Disney Parks in Florida and California will be able to pick up an exclusive new Hasbro astromech R2 unit, decked out in classic Mickey Mouse colors and ears! The new astromech, R2-MK, recently made a quick stop at Skywalker Ranch before heading to Walt Disney World in Florida and…

 

by Daniel Pickett
January 21, 2010
This interesting note was posted today over on the MattyCollector Facebook page.   In it the Four Horsemen discuss how they arrived at the scale for the new DCUC Wave 12 Collect and Connect Darkseid figure. This in from the boys in NJ: "Hi everybody, we’ve seen a lot of arguing and confusion surrounding the…

 

by Daniel Pickett
January 21, 2010
EL SEGUNDO, Calif., Jan 21, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) — FORTUNE announced today that Mattel (NASDAQ: MAT), the world’s largest toy company, has been ranked #78 on the 13th annual "100 Best Companies to Work For" list. The full list and related stories appear in the Feb. 8 issue of FORTUNE, available on newsstands on Monday,…

 

by Daniel Pickett
January 20, 2010
Mattel updated the MattyCollector Facebook page today with pictures of a packaged production sample for their newly announced Masters of the Universe Classics Evil-Lyn figure.   Skeletor’s mistess of magic! Coming your way in April, only on Mattycollector.com! Evil-Lyn comes complete with staff, wand (with removbale swapable headpiece), Skreeech, bird armor and bird perch! Continue…

 

by Daniel Pickett
January 20, 2010
Fans all over the world are gearing up for Marvel Studios’ next sure-fire blockbuster Iron Man 2 and at Diamond Select Toys we are excited to reveal details surrounding our previously Top Secret Iron Man 2 Minimates!  Due in stores this March, two new assortments of Minimates are sure to thrill fans of all ages!…

 

by Daniel Pickett
January 20, 2010
Smallville: Absolute Justice pushed to February The Smallville 2-parter "Absolute Justice," featuring the appearance of the Justice Society of America airdate has been pushed back to February 5th.   The episode was originally set to air this month on the 22nd.   I haven’t heard an official reason for the move, but I would imagine that the CW wanted to move this…

 

by Daniel Pickett
January 19, 2010
  Manufacturer: Mattel Release Date: Jan 2010 Wave/Assortment:  Wave 12 Packaging:Single Carded Accessories:  Apokolipse Torture Pack (removable), DC Universe Classics or Super Powers Stand Scale: 6" Sculpted By: The Four Horsemen THE PACKAGE   THE BUTTON  

 

by Daniel Pickett
January 19, 2010
Mattel just updated the MattyCollector.com page with news of when the second shipment of the second release of the Masters of the Universe Classics "The Original" Skeletor figure will go on sale at MattyCollector.com.   Mark your calendars now!! Here’s the news you’ve been waiting for, MOTU Fans! We’ve just confirmed that Old Bones will arrive…

 

by Daniel Pickett
January 19, 2010
In lieu of the terrible events in Haiti, SOTA Toys has decided to auction a ONE-OFF "Lightning Blanka" prototype to the highest bidder on eBay, with all profits donated to the relief effort. This piece was made during the production of our regular Blanka resin statue, and is the only one of its kind in…

 

by Daniel Pickett
January 19, 2010
LEGO Sneak Peek Video: Hero Factory! It is with great pleasure that the LEGO Group welcomes you to the Hero Factory! This is the place where real heroes are made. The heroes are designed, equipped and built depending on specific missions that beam in from across the galaxy and across time. The heroes are then sent out in their hero pods…

 

by Daniel Pickett
January 19, 2010
Here are the latest and greatest solicitations from the good people at DC Direct.  These products will appear and be available to preorder in the next issue of Diamond’s Previews at your local comic book shop.   All products listed below are scheduled to to ship and be in stores August 2010.  The following solicits…

 

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