Articles for June, 2010

 

by Daniel Pickett
June 19, 2010
 The first test shots for the Outer Space Men action figures have arrived at Four Horsemen Toy Design Studios, and the boys spent most of Thursday testing, reviewing and playing with the new arrivals.  Part of the playtime included testing the "pop and build" play system created by Onell Design owner, Matt Doughty which the…

 

by Daniel Pickett
June 18, 2010
Posted today one the MattyCollector.com Facebook page: Hey He-Fans! So one of the big things we wanted to do for the MOTUC line is to introduce figures that never quite made it into the vintage line. Much like He-Ro, Gygor the gorilla made it as a prototype into the vintage line but no toy has…

 

by Daniel Pickett
June 17, 2010
Mezco’s latest 1/6th scale creation, Leatherface from the horror classic “A Texas Chainsaw Massacre”. This 1/6 scale figure captures all the gory details of Leatherface, from the top of his masked face to the bottom of his cowboy boots. The blood spattered real cloth apron, the titular chainsaw, and his infamous mallet are all included….

 

by Daniel Pickett
June 17, 2010
Here is the latest scoop on new first waves of TNA action figures from JAKKS unveiled at the recent TNA Slammiversary Fan Event   TNA® Wrestling Superstars “The Icon” Sting, “The King of the Mountain” Jeff Jarrett, “The Phenomenal” AJ Styles, Olympic Gold Medalist Kurt Angle, “The Samoan Submission Machine” Samoa Joe and Suicide, along…

 

by Daniel Pickett
June 17, 2010
Star Wars Celebration V Will Take Place in Orlando, FL August 12-15 Other Exclusive Events Include the Star Wars Commitment Chapel, Star Wars Stories Project, Costume Contest, Celebrity Panels, Screenings and Much, Much More!   SAN FRANCISCO, CA (June 17, 2010) – Already jam-packed with a full slate of intergalactic events, activities and attractions, Star…

 

by Jeff Cope
June 16, 2010
  A couple of columns back I wrote about Privateer Press’s upcoming Voltron Miniatures Battle Game that is launching in July. In that I mentioned that the game was a fully-compatible spin-off with another game from Privateer called Monsterpocalypse. Monsterpocalypse is a table-top miniatures game of giant monster combat. It’s every kaiju movie come to…

 

by Daniel Pickett
June 15, 2010
 Another MattyCollector sale day has come and gone.  Three of the six items on sale today sold out on the first day and two more are "almost gone."   Keldor and She-Ra sold out as expected, and Lobo disappeared quicker than most anticipated.  How did you do on what you were looking to pick up today?…

 

by Daniel Pickett
June 15, 2010
…you’ve just crossed over into… The Twilight Zone… Man.  Is there anything creepier than a creepy doll?   Rod Serling knew that.   Jonnathan Coulton knows that.  Now you can experience the terror in your own home!  Not once, but twice over!   BifBangPow is on a roll with their pre-Comic Con reveals, and we’re…

 

by Daniel Pickett
June 15, 2010
Final Versions Of Franklin, Nogueira, Sanchez, A. Silva, W. Silva Released; Series 2 Now Available Across North America   MARKHAM, Ontario, Canada, June 15, 2010 – Round 5 today revealed images of the final production sculpts of six new figurines from “Ultimate Collector” Series 3, depicting popular UFC fighters Rich “Ace” Franklin, Antonio Rodrigo “Minotauro”…

 

by Daniel Pickett
June 15, 2010
The DC HeroClix Brightest Day Action Pack (SKU 70162), available October 2010, is the follow-up product to the highly acclaimed DC HeroClix Blackest Night Starter Game. Tying in with DC Comics hit Brightest Day year-long series, the DC HeroClix Brightest Day Action Pack includes seven highly detailed HeroClix 3D figures ripped directly from the pages…

 

by Daniel Pickett
June 15, 2010
This is a follow up to the press release of a few weeks ago. Mezco Toyz is proud to announce that is has signed a deal with Warner Bros. Consumer Products, on behalf of DC Comics, to create Mez-Itz, Mezco’s signature designer vinyl brand. The deal gives Mezco Toyz full access to the massive DC…

 

by Daniel Pickett
June 14, 2010
BigBadToyStore.com & Hard Hero are proud to announce the 10" Bengali Cold Cast Porcelain Statue – limited to just 350 pieces and only available from BigBadToyStore! The statue is sculpted by Paul Bennet and comes packaged in a full color collector box. Keep your Thundercats collection complete with this limited edition Bengali Statue.  Estimated to…

 

by Daniel Pickett
June 14, 2010
Over on their Facebook page today Mattel posted pictures of the carded sample of MOTUC Whiplash.  Whiplash will go on sale Aug 15th on Mattycollector.com!            

 

by Daniel Pickett
June 14, 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 February 2011.  ACTION FIGURES BATMAN:…

 

by Daniel Pickett
June 14, 2010
Carnivus_Back.jpg Over the weekend there was some Mattel news and reveals coming from WizardWorld Philly, including a new Masters of the Universe Figure revealed!   MOTU Fans, Friday night was a big one for MOTU. First, the brand was inducted into the ToyFare Hall of Fame during Wizard World Philadelphia (an incredible honor) and our own…

 

by Jeff Cope
June 14, 2010
I’ve been collecting toys for longer than I care to admit.  Most of the time when I was a kid you found out about a new toys was to be surprised by it when you saw it in a store. Back then (and we’re talkin’ the 70s here) there were only a few ways to…

 

by Daniel Pickett
June 14, 2010
We have previously announced that SpinMaster has the master toy license for Tron.  SpinMaster had some prototypes of their products based on the upcoming Tron Legacy at Toy Fair, but they were heavily guarded, only shown behind closed doors and no photography was allowed.  We have all been anxiously awaiting SpinMaster’s reveal of what toys…

 

by Daniel Pickett
June 13, 2010
CLASSIC MEDIA TO REPRESENT VOLTRON WORLDWIDE NEW TV SERIES VOLTRON FORCE TO DEBUT ON NICKTOONS IN 2011 AND MATTEL® SIGNED AS MASTER TOY LICENSEE NEW YORK, NY (June 07, 2010)—World Events Productions (WEP), a leader in animated television production, and Classic Media, a global media company with a portfolio of some of the world’s top…

 

by Jeff Cope
June 11, 2010
A new movie-based action figure line has recently hit the toy store shelves, and with it came the requisite round of internet complaining. Complaints ranged from the sculpting, to the paint apps, to the articulation. Comments ranged from "some of the worst executed tiny line figures ever" to "horrendous" to "the fact that they have…

 

by Daniel Pickett
June 11, 2010
We had lots of great BifBangPow news for you lately.  Earlier we showed you the new card art they are using for their upcoming Mego-esque lines.  Then we showed you what the final product look like on the figure wave of figures in the BBP Venture Brothers line. Now we are able to put all…

 

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