Articles for June, 2010

 

by Daniel Pickett
June 25, 2010
A Diamond Select Release! Art Asylum Designs & Sculpts! Diamond Select continues the longest running collector line in toy history! After 36 series of Marvel Minimates, you might be wondering what is left. How about the always popular Spider-Man!? But this time featuring six arms! And he’s paired with the long-awaited Minimates debut of the…

 

by Daniel Pickett
June 25, 2010
FACTORY ENTERTAINMENT LAUNCHES THE 007 COLLECTION WITH ICONIC REPLICAS, INCLUDING THE GOLDEN GUN NEW YORK (June 25, 2010) – No cinema secret agent is as suave, as smooth and as world famous as 007 himself, James Bond. Now, legions of Bond enthusiasts can have their own piece of the action as Factory Entertainment reveals an…

 

by Daniel Pickett
June 24, 2010
SOTA Toys today announced a new collaborative relationship with THQ Inc. (www.thq.com) that will result in a series of high-end collectible art statues based on THQ’s critically and commercially successful video game title, Darksiders™. The first model to be released from this partnership will be a 14” statue of WAR, the lead character of the…

 

by Daniel Pickett
June 24, 2010
Saturday, the 26th marks the opening of the DIY QEE Custom Event being held at Jinxed in Philadelphia as part of the ongoing Toy2R 15th Anniversary Celebration Tour. The show open at 6:00 pm and will feature customized 8" Qees by: DAVE FOX, JASON GOLDBERG, JUDE IANELLI, STEVE TIBIERI, DAVE WEEKS, PAPERMONSTER, DAN HUGHES, DELIRIOUS,…

 

by Daniel Pickett
June 24, 2010
Underground Toys are pleased to announce details of their 2010 San Diego Comic Con exclusive Doctor Who item – The Eleventh Doctor with Dalek Scientist.  This item will be available for sale at Underground Toys’ booth # 3949 and also on BBC America’s booth #3629.  The Eleventh Doctor saw off not one but two alien…

 

by Daniel Pickett
June 23, 2010
Special Vampire Pullip Doll “Lilith”.   Torrence Ca. (June 16, 2010)—The past year has brought an immense amount industry buzz for Jun Planning USA and their incredibly successful and highly collectable line of Pullip dolls.  This year at the 2010 San Diego Comic Con, Jun Planning USA seeks to intensify that success with a very…

 

by Jason "Plastic Soul" Lenzi
June 23, 2010
A couple of weeks ago, I headed down to Las Vegas to attend our first Licensing Show, and to see if there was anything that might catch our eyes to add to the Bif Bang Pow! arsenal. One of the meetings we had was to discuss Edgar Rice Burroughs’ near 100 year old Lord of…

 

by Daniel Pickett
June 23, 2010
Manufacturer Swings for the Fences with Talking Bobble Heads Based on Kenny Powers Character from HBO® Hit Series LOS ANGELES, CA (June 23, 2010) – Bif Bang Pow!™ scores again with talking bobble heads inspired by the HBO sports-themed comedy hit Eastbound & Down. This follows HBO’s recent announcement that the hilarious and profane series…

 

by Daniel Pickett
June 23, 2010
First we offered the (now sold out) Early Bird preorders. Then we had release parties at our San Francisco & St Petersberg stores. Now the STORMTROOPER SUPER SHOGUN is available for order online! Literally years in the making, the mammoth figure is in stock now and can be purchased by visiting http://super7store.com/ stormtrooper.html Alternatively, EBAY…

 

by Daniel Pickett
June 23, 2010
Highly-Anticipated Action Shooter Defines New Chapter in the TRANSFORMERS Universe   Santa Monica, CA – June 22, 2010 – The legendary conflict between the AUTOBOTS and DECEPTICONS has come to a head, as Activision Publishing, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI) announced today that Transformers™: War for Cybertron has landed in retail stores nationwide.  Developed by award-winning High…

 

by Daniel Pickett
June 23, 2010
An unanimous appreciation for Volkswagen paired with the Black Bandit theme makes this 1:18 scale GreenLight Special Edition.  Indianapolis, IN (June 21, 2010) GreenLight pairs the Microbus and the Beetle in this 1:18 Series as homage to the internationally unmistakable German engineered Volkswagen.  This summer’s wave of the 1:18 Black Bandit Series is the second…

 

by Daniel Pickett
June 23, 2010
Interactive “HUNT FOR THE DECEPTICONS” Experience and Many More Activities Await Fans and Families at 16th Annual Event   ORLANDO, FL – June 23, 2010 – Fans of AUTOBOTS and DECEPTICONS will “ROLL OUT” and head to Orlando for the 16th annual TRANSFORMERS Collectors’ Convention, hosted by the TRANSFORMERS Collectors’ Club and Hasbro, Inc. (NYSE:…

 

by Daniel Pickett
June 22, 2010
The clock ticks closer to the release of the highly anticipated Designer Collection Series 6 assortment of 2.5" Qees from Toy2R. The series features great talent, both new and old and these two new teasers are fine examples of that. First is Cameron Tiede’s Nocturnal Decay Boxee Qee. Tiede uses unconventional angles and view points…

 

by Daniel Pickett
June 22, 2010
Set auction record for highest price for an American Car Indianapolis, IN (June 22, 2010) Fully restored and wearing its famous Reims livery, the 1965 Shelby Daytona Cobra Coupe CSX2601, frequently referred to as "American Racing’s Crown Jewel", sold for a record-breaking $7.25 million at Mecum’s inaugural Monterey, California Auction on August 15, 2009. A…

 

by Daniel Pickett
June 22, 2010
Just a few steps away from Casino Square in Monte Carlo stands one of the most luxurious properties in the land, the Hotel Metropole. Named one of the ‘Leading Hotels in the World’ in 2004, renowned architectural and interior designer, Jacques Garcia, has created beauty and luxury beyond belief. One of the jewels of the…

 

by Daniel Pickett
June 21, 2010
Mattel is really rolling out the new images this month on their Facebook page.   Today we get to see carded samples of the second series of Mattel DC COMICS Retro-Action figures.   These figures are exclusive to Toys R Us and On-line retailers.  This new wave should be available in July.      …

 

by Daniel Pickett
June 21, 2010
The Washington DC Metro Area Star Wars Collecting Club (DCSWCC) is proud to announce their fourth bi-annual charity lapel pin sale. The 2010 pin features Luke Skywalker on his tauntaun with DCSWCC’s signature Washington Monument in the background, in honor of the 30th anniversary of The Empire Strikes Back.  Fourth in DCSWCC’s series of high-quality…

 

by Daniel Pickett
June 21, 2010
The new Ichigo Mama Panya by Erick Scarecrow will be a Tomenosuke exclusive. This release is sold as a set which includes one 6" Ichigo Mama Panya figure comes an  a 1.75" Berry Shroom figure. Each set is signed, numbered by artist and comes packed in the "Scarecrow" box. The Tomenosuke exclusive is limited to only 30pcs. worldwide and will be…

 

by Ryan "TheSuperfly" Prast
June 21, 2010
Ok so this is one day late, but still relevant. I just wanted to share something for all the AFi dads out there… Some fathers fish, or hunt with their sons. Others camp, or work on cars, or more sadly, don’t do much of anything together at all. But my own father, he and I always…

 

by Daniel Pickett
June 19, 2010
The latest addition to the ever-expanding Living Dead Dolls line is Nohell, dressed for the season in a festive red and white holiday dress with real bells on her boots and removable hat. This 10inch tall Living Dead Doll comes in a specially colored coffin and has a removable holiday hat. Nohell will be available…

 

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