Articles for March, 2010

 

by Danny "CantinaDan" Neumann
March 31, 2010
All the hub bub over the Masters of the Universe Classics Moss Man a couple weeks ago got me reminiscing about the vintage Moss Man. An original series figure I did not get. Oh, I remember quite vividly seeing him hanging on the pegs at the County Variety 5 & 10 in Kinnelon, NJ. I…

 

by Daniel Pickett
March 30, 2010
This is the last chance to mail in your redemption for Hasbro’s Qui-Gon Jinn and Eopie Exclusive Figure Redemption!  All entries must be postmarked by tomorrow March 31st. Finally, these two long-awaited Episode I figures are available for your collection – Jedi Master Qui-Gon Jinn and desert creature Eopie! Here’s how to get yours! 1….

 

by Daniel Pickett
March 30, 2010
  The MARVEL Team at Hasbro has once again come through for AFI readers answering your latest Hasbro/Marvel questions.  These questions were submitted by AFI readers via our forums.      Q1) The new sculpts for the Marvel Legends 2 packs look fantastic! Will these be Toys R’ US/Diamond exclusive like the previous waves of 2…

 

by Daniel Pickett
March 30, 2010
The Roots of Evil Series 2 features Jill Valentine, Hunter and a Labcoat Zombie! Capcom’s original Resident Evil might be the greatest horror game of all time. It’s a cultural milestone — the one that started it all. In June 2009, Resident Evil Archives: Resident Evil was released on Nintendo Wii, and as more landmark…

 

by Daniel Pickett
March 30, 2010
EL SEGUNDO, Calif., Mar 30, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Mattel, Inc. (NASDAQ:MAT) brings springtime fun with fresh new toys and games perfect for play indoors and out. From Barbie(R) to Hot Wheels(R) and great games for the entire family, Mattel’s got kids covered and parents prepped for upcoming springtime vacations, holidays and rainy or sunny…

 

by Daniel Pickett
March 29, 2010
Easter is just around the corner and parents are looking to rev up their kids’ baskets with a morph-tastic gift alongside those chocolate bunnies. The Mighty Morphin Power Rangers from Bandai America Incorporated can help parents “power up” baskets and keep kids entertained long after the Easter egg hunts are over. The value-packed toys offer multiple…

 

by Erik "Superfriend" Skov
March 29, 2010
There has been lots of talk about the peg holes in the Brave and Bold line.  Some of us like them.  Some do not.  In my opinion, the two Metal Men showcase the worst and best use of this feature in the line.     Your typical basic figure comes with one plug in accessory…

 

by Daniel Pickett
March 29, 2010
Toy2R proudly announces the next stop on the 15th Anniversary World Tour – Rivet Gallery. Known for their extensive exhibit schedule and their talented roster of artists – Rivet Gallery is the premiere venue for  DIY shows in Columbus, Ohio. Curated by Laura Kuenzil – this show will be nothing but unique. In fact, the…

 

by Jason "Plastic Soul" Lenzi
March 26, 2010
The great author and toy maker Willl.I.Am Shakespeare once wrote the immortal line, “To articulate, or not to articulate, that is the question”. He then goes on to ask whether it’s more noble to suffocate Green Arrow or get a good fortune after a Chinese meal, or some such thing, but the important part is…

 

by Danny "CantinaDan" Neumann
March 26, 2010
 

 

by Daniel Pickett
March 26, 2010
“Kick-Ass”, the action-adventure movie from Lionsgate and Matthew Vaughn, is a twisted high-octane adventure that redefines the “super hero” genre, based on the popular comic by Mark Millar and John Romita Jr.    Kick-Ass, a.k.a. Dave Lizewski is an average teenager and avid comic-book fan, who decides to become a real-life superhero, Kick-Ass! With no…

 

by Glenn Moss
March 26, 2010
Who’s Gonna Make S’mores? The half way point of the final season opens up with a scene that was first part of the Season 5 finale (“The Incident”). Jacob visits Illana in a Russian hospital. The scene was extended to show us that Jacob tasked Illana with protecting the six remaining candidates (who are Jack…

 

by Daniel Pickett
March 26, 2010
R6258_Optik.jpg Mattel updated their Facebook page this week to remind fans of the dates and products that will be available for their MattyCollector.com April and May sales. Toy Fans, Just a reminder that our next sale is Monday, April 19th. Items we’ve confirmed will be ready to ship include: Wun-Dar™ & Map of Eternia® (Club Eternia™…

 

by Daniel Pickett
March 26, 2010
80’s Icons Immortalized in Premium Format Statue Line NORTHRIDGE, CA (March 26, 2010):  Pop Culture Shock Collectibles are pleased to announce they are the newest licensor for the wildly popular 80’s cartoon Thundercats!  This licensing agreement with Warner Bros. Consumer Products will bring 1/4 scale mixed media statues to hardcore collector’s homes in 2010.  Pop…

 

by Daniel Pickett
March 25, 2010
Until recently, professional audio speakers have been confined to the generic aesthetic of a black box.  This year we came up with an idea a tad outside “the box”.  The SB-250 (also nicknamed “Biggy Skulls”) is a jumbo sized version of the SB1 portable speaker which releases the first week of April. In its current…

 

by Daniel Pickett
March 25, 2010
Medicom partners with Captain Action for Series 20   New York, NY March 24, 2010: Captain Action Enterprises, LLC is proud to announce a partnership with Medicom Toy Corporation and their new Be@rbrick Series. More than just a cute toy or figure, BE@RBRICK has become a worldwide collector’s item with unique and various designs.  Captain…

 

by Daniel Pickett
March 24, 2010
Toy2R proudly announces the line up of talented artists participating in the upcoming collaboration between Skelanimals and Qee. This series will be released in multiple assortments featuring all new 3" Qee Figures based on the popular Skelanimals Characters. Each will include the Qee Keychain attachment to carry your Skelanimal Qee everywhere you go! The designs…

 

by Daniel Pickett
March 24, 2010
The newest installment for Mattel’s Barbie Pop Culture mash-ups is a line of Barbie dolls based on the award winning AMC TV show "Mad Men." The new dolls, that went on sale yesterday, feature: leading man Don Draper; his wife Betty Draper; Sterling Cooper partner Roger Sterling; and bombshell office manager Joan Holloway.  The dolls…

 

by Daniel Pickett
March 24, 2010
The Hasbro Star Wars team has answered the latest round of  Star Wars questions submitted by AFi readers. This is the first round of answers for 2010,and there’s plenty more to come.   Check the end of this post for how you can submit a question for the next round. Q1) What happened to the Darth…

 

by Daniel Pickett
March 24, 2010
Finally with no further delay, Erick Scarecrow’s new Soopa Maria 18" will be available 11am PST on 03/26/10. This is an ESC exclusive and will come with a mystery 8 x 10 giclee print. Each 18" handpainted resin figure is signed/numbered by the artist and comes wrapped in handcut styrofoam. The edition size is limited…

 

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