Articles for June, 2010

 

by Daniel Pickett
June 30, 2010
The Brothers Washburn / Color Ink Book with special guest Skinner will be holding down BOOTH # 5569 The Brothers Washburn have so many things coming your way at this years San Diego Comic Convention.  We will be releasing our eighth volume of Color Ink Book (which celebrates our second full year publishing) early with…

 

by Daniel Pickett
June 30, 2010
Well the cats outta the bag, or should I say the monkey, as we here at SpankyStokes.com are proud to announce our first exclusive figure. We have teamed up with urban artist Jesse Hernandez to give you THE BEST colorway available for his Ozomahtli figure, the "Obsidian" edition. This beauty measures 9" tall and features…

 

by Daniel Pickett
June 30, 2010
We received the following email plea into at AFi HQ last night so I thought we’d pass it along in case anyone wants to help out:     I wonder if you could help spread the word about the Celebration V Diorama Workshop Figure Fund. Hasbro has donated 4 of the NEW AT-AT’s and the BMF…

 

by Daniel Pickett
June 30, 2010
Summer Celebration Planned for Fifth Anniversary of Mimoco, the MIMOBOT Designer USB Flash Drive Company Mimoco brings back original MIMOBOT characters and introduces exclusive designs for anniversary at San Diego Comic Con BOSTON, MA, June 29, 2010 — Mimoco, renowned for its collection of MIMOBOT® designer USB flash drives, is celebrating its fifth anniversary with…

 

by Jeff Cope
June 30, 2010
Happy B-Day, Ray Harryhausen! Ray Harryhausen turned 90 years old on June 29th. If the name isn’t familiar to you, Harryhausen was the master of stop motion animation, creating a bounty of some of the most imaginative motion pictures of the 50s, 60s and 70s. While crude by today’s CGI standards of cinematic effects, Harryhausen’s work was nothing short…

 

by Daniel Pickett
June 29, 2010
Preorders Now Open for Yamato USA’s Fantasy Figure Gallery: Black Tinkerbell (Luis Royo) PVC Statue   TORRANCE, CA, June 29, 2010.  The legends of white fairies dressed in gowns of diaphanous silk have died.  The fragrant, multicolored flowers they wore in their blonde, curly hair have died too; leaving the air thick with the evil…

 

by Daniel Pickett
June 29, 2010
Toy2R is packing up the Qees and preparing them for release next week and that means another quick look at some of the designs included in this relaunch of one of the series that started it all, the Designer Collection. Up first is the newest piece from artist Doink! One of the original designers to…

 

by Daniel Pickett
June 29, 2010
Charitymates is proud to announce that our first wave of custom Minimate auctions is now live and ready for bids!  This year our group of generous customizers was tasked with creating unique robot characters. The resulting customs are amazing in both their creativity and their craftsmanship. A second wave of auctions will begin next week,…

 

by Daniel Pickett
June 28, 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) Now that the Carded Galactus has been announced as an SDCC exclusive what can you tell us about the differences between the SDCC version and…

 

by Daniel Pickett
June 28, 2010
Best known as a presenter on Top Gear, James May leaves the sports cars and race tracks behind, as he’s on a mission to get kids away from their computers and video games and drag parents along with them, to get them all playing together again. Using some of the world’s best loved toys, May…

 

by Daniel Pickett
June 28, 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) Will we see more video…

 

by Daniel Pickett
June 28, 2010
Eddy Goldfarb to be Honored at Toy and Game Inventors of the Year Awards Dinner November 19th in Chicago. Eddy Goldfarb has almost 800 products licensed worldwide, some of which include Yakkity Yak Teeth, Battling Tops, Kerplunk, Shark Attack!, Stompers, Quiz Whiz, Numbers Up, Giant Bubble Guns, Milky the Cow and Baby Beans. Not only…

 

by Daniel Pickett
June 28, 2010
"Shine On Now" Initiative Encourages Girls to Join Together to Help Change the World MIDDLETON, Wis., Jun 28, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) — To foster a spirit of goodwill and help make the world a brighter place, American Girl is introducing Shine On Now–a new charitable initiative that harnesses the collective power of girls to help…

 

by Danny "CantinaDan" Neumann
June 28, 2010
I can feel it in the air, San Diego Comicon 2010 is closing in. There is no denying that SDCC has become the king of cons and it generates its own special kind of excitement and anticipation. But SDCC’s proximity and another recent event in my life got me thinking about the very first comic…

 

by Daniel Pickett
June 27, 2010
Wow… Some surprise news from the gang at Diamond Select Toys over at their Art Asylum blog. Just when you thought we didn’t have any more Original Series figures up our sleeves! Surprise! Series 5 is coming out! What does it contain exactly? Star Trek The Original Series: Series 5 is made of 3 very…

 

by Daniel Pickett
June 27, 2010
HASBRO INDUCTS FIRST CLASS OF TRANSFORMERS HALL OF FAME MEMBERS DURING ANNUAL TRANSFORMERS FAN CONVENTION   Orlando, Fla. (June 26, 2010) — Hasbro, Inc. (NYSE: HAS) inducted the first class into the new TRANSFORMERS Hall of Fame tonight during the annual TRANSFORMERS fan convention known as “Botcon,” which is being held in Orlando for the…

 

by Daniel Pickett
June 27, 2010
 

 

by Daniel Pickett
June 25, 2010
What happens when Sonic collects seven Chaos Emeralds? It can only mean one thing… time to go Super Sonic! His abilities in this form far surpass his normal ones, and he’s even able to fly. He uses a lot of energy in this form, so he can only remain in it for a short time….

 

by Daniel Pickett
June 25, 2010
From the Weekly World News comes the first ever Bat Boy figure!  Discovered in cave by scientists, Bat Boy struggles to find his place in the world…more specifically a strong branch to hang from.  He loves chocolate covered mosquitoes, long walks at night, and YOU!  Give him a good home…but keep the pets away from…

 

by Daniel Pickett
June 25, 2010
Fisher-Price(R) Imaginext(R) BIGFOOT The Monster Spotted Near Niagara Falls! EAST AURORA, N.Y., June 24, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX News Network/ — This just in… BIGFOOT was recently spotted in North Carolina and is now thought to be headed toward the headquarters of Fisher-Price, Inc. (a subsidiary of Mattel, Inc. Nasdaq: MAT) in East Aurora, N.Y….

 

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