Articles for May, 2010

 

by Jeff Cope
May 17, 2010
It’s amazing what you can find out there in the Intertubes. Through a series of links starting initially on Paul Nomad’s (formerly of Action-Figure.com) Facebook page I discovered a new small toy company called ZICA Toys. Upon visiting their site I saw they were hard at work on a couple of very interesting projects.

 

by Daniel Pickett
May 15, 2010
JAZWARES™SELECTED BY TWENTIETH CENTURY FOX LICENSING & MERCHANDISING TO CAPTURE THE EXPLOSIVE ACTION OF THE UPCOMING MOTION PICTURE EVENT THEA-TEAM WITH PREMIERE LINE OF LICENSED PRODUCTS   SUNRISE, FL – April 27, 2010 -Jazwares™, a leader in the consumer products marketplace, has been tapped by Twentieth Century Fox Licensing & Merchandising (Fox Licensing) to develop…

 

by Daniel Pickett
May 14, 2010
KmartCARS.jpg  Today the gang over at MattyCollector.com posted this double dose of news about this year’s annual KMart Cars event, happening on 6/12.  To see the new countdown clock mentioned below click here.  Cars Fans, Meet our all-new countdown clock, rolled out for the first time to help us track the minutes to the big Cars…

 

by Daniel Pickett
May 14, 2010
 Two Finalists to Win VIP Trip to Comic-Con, Winner Gets $20,000 and Joins Pop Culture Icons Erik Estrada, Lou Ferrigno and Charisma Carpenter as Official Butterfinger Defenders   GLENDALE, Calif. (May 13, 2010) – How far would you go to defend your BUTTERFINGER®? Today, Butterfinger and G4, the television network that covers the worlds of…

 

by Daniel Pickett
May 14, 2010
 The old saying goes, “If a door closes, a window opens.”  Well, Shocker Toys’ latest announcement is living proof of that adage.    The ‘Closed Door’:  Shocker’s Indie Spotlight Series One (The Maxx Series) is being retired.  Several big retailers like Hastings and Toys R Us have bought almost all of the entire remaining product…

 

by Daniel Pickett
May 14, 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) WHEN WHEN WHEN will we see any of the figures from the original fan poll?? That Storm and Silver Samurai were some of…

 

by Daniel Pickett
May 14, 2010
 Matty from MattyCollector.com and ToyGuru, have replied with the answers to our latest round of questions that AFi readers have posted in our forums.        Q1. Why is Evil-Lyn’s head cast in navy blue plastic and then painted yellow and not just cast in yellow like her arms and legs? Teela and the Goddess were made with…

 

by Daniel Pickett
May 14, 2010
 The gang over at the MTV Movie Blog was able to debut the A-Team action figures coming this summer from Jazwares, Inc. for the upcoming movie.  Prototypes of these figures were shown at Toy Fair back in February, but no photography was allowed.  There will be both 3.75" and 12" figures (with talking feature) in the line….

 

by Jeff Cope
May 14, 2010
When you hear the term ‘boardgame’ what comes to mind? Monopoly? Life? Maybe Risk or even Axis & Allies if you like your games a bit more on the strategic side. I love a good boardgame, but I like my games to be epic.  Thankfully there’s several companies out there producing amazing boardgames that are…

 

by Daniel Pickett
May 13, 2010
Yesterday Diamond Select posted the line up and box art for the 7th series of Toys R Us exclusive Marvel MiniMates on their Art Asylum blog.  Here’s all the details:  The first EVER man on stilts! This is one crazy series! What with all the Colors, Space Travel, and Super Tall Minimates!      …

 

by Daniel Pickett
May 12, 2010
Hello STAR WARS Fans! It is time to hit your local retail aisles!  Purchase specially marked STAR WARS products for a chance to instantly win a pair of VIP tickets to STAR WARS Celebration V in Orlando, Florida – worth over $600!   Between now and July 26th, look inside STAR WARS Droid Factory Figures,…

 

by Erik "Superfriend" Skov
May 12, 2010
The second half of the GI Joe Sneak Peak panel was devoted to a reveal so secret, it was marked "For Your Eyes Only" (cue sappy James Bond music).  Again, no photography was allowed. Hasbro is teaming with the Discovery Channel to create HUB, a new kids TV channel.  And the reason this is being…

 

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