Articles for June, 2010

 

by Daniel Pickett
June 4, 2010
In a new deal with Lucas Film, Underground Toys now have the rights to manufacture and distribute a wide range of Star Wars talking plush toys and key chains in the USA. Already on board to retail the line are Hot Topic and Toys’R’us.   Hot Topic will feature the plush within their Empire Strikes Back…

 

by Daniel Pickett
June 4, 2010
Here’s another AFi Exclusive from our friends at BifBangPow! Today BifBangPow is showing off their new card art for their 8" Mego -esque action figure lines.   They sent out images of different card art from different line to several websites so they could all go live on the same day, and that day is…

 

by Daniel Pickett
June 4, 2010
Monster High(TM) Launches with Rich Content and Strategic Partnerships Reaching Tween and Teen Girls in Key Consumer Products Categories EL SEGUNDO, Calif., Jun 04, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) — For the first time in company history, Mattel will roll out a new intellectual property, Monster High(TM), across a number of diverse consumer products categories simultaneously at…

 

by Jeremy "SpyMagician" Sung
June 3, 2010
  No, you’re not seeing things, that is a 6" Snake Eyes action figure! Click on for the full scoop!

 

by Daniel Pickett
June 3, 2010
  Manufacturer: Mattel Release Date: July 15th, 2010 Wave/Assortment:  MattyCollector.com Figure Exclusive Packaging: Single Carded Accessories: Sword Amulet Removable Cape Scale: 6" Sculpted By: The Four Horsemen Notes: Although his campaign to take over all of Eternia™ was brutally brilliant, Count Marzo™ was ultimately proven to be no match for the heroic sons of King…

 

by Daniel Pickett
June 3, 2010
THUNDERCATS, HO! ThunderCats Roars Back Into the Mainstream with Fresh Toys, New Cartoon Network Episodes   BURBANK and CYPRESS, Calif. – June 3, 2010 – Warner Bros. Consumer Products (WBCP) announced today a powerhouse partnership with Bandai America Incorporated, as the global master toy licensee for the animated series,ThunderCats. Under the new agreement, Bandai and…

 

by Danny "CantinaDan" Neumann
June 2, 2010
For the first time in its proud history, the Phoenix Comicon was held in Phoenix this year. Previously, our local con had been held at venues in surrounding cities like Glendale and Mesa. Well, we’ve finally arrived. No disrespect to past locations but holding Phoenix Con at the beautiful and impressive Phoenix Convention Center was…

 

by Daniel Pickett
June 2, 2010
   

 

by Daniel Pickett
June 2, 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) You’ve given us lots and…

 

by Daniel Pickett
June 2, 2010
(Atlanta, June 2) — Production begins today in Atlanta for AMC’s adaptation of the Robert Kirkman comic The Walking Dead. The six-episode first season — written, produced and directed by three-time Academy Award-nominee Frank Darabont (The Shawshank Redemption, The Green Mile) and executive produced by Gale Anne Hurd (The Terminator, Aliens, Armageddon, The Incredible Hulk) — follows a…

 

by Daniel Pickett
June 2, 2010
DST Announces New Ghostbusters Minimates Boxed Set “Do you experience feelings of dread in your basement or attic? Have you or your family ever seen a spook, spectre or ghost?” Then call on “We’re ready to believe you”  Ghostbuster Minimates!  Coming soon to ‘Toys R Us’ The newest Ghostbuster Box Set contains the guys doing their famous TV Commercial!   The Set…

 

by Daniel Pickett
June 2, 2010
The gang at Wizard/Toy Fare just announced their 2010 Toy Fall of Fame inductees on their website: We like to have fun with toys, but we’re also serious about the artform of toys, statues and collectibles. That’s why, for the past two years, we’ve inducted three industry figures and one toy line into the ToyFare…

 

by Daniel Pickett
June 1, 2010
New York– 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 Universe of characters as well as specific movies, including world-famous superheroes such…

 

by Daniel Pickett
June 1, 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. If the JLU Lobo reach your sales expectations, can you give us a hint us on which oversized figure might follow him on matty?  Or what might be one YOU’D like to…

 

by Daniel Pickett
June 1, 2010
VINTAGE TOY EXHIBIT! PRIZES! BEHIND THE SCENES! STORMTROOOPERS IN PERSON! Super7 celebrates our first collaboration with Lucasfilm with a special release party for the STAR WARS: STORMTROOPER SUPER SHOGUN! When: Saturday June 12th , doors open at 6:00 PM Where:Super7 Store 1628 Post Street San Francisco, CA 94115 Available at retail for the first time ever,…

 

by Daniel Pickett
June 1, 2010
Kids Can “Live the Adventure” In-Store and Online with Dedicated Boutiques and Dozens of Exclusive “Toy Story 3” Products   WAYNE, NJ (June 1, 2010) – To celebrate the highly anticipated theatrical release of “Toy Story 3,” Toys“R”Us® is helping kids worldwide reach “to infinity and beyond” by creating the ultimate “Toy Story 3” destination…

 

by Daniel Pickett
June 1, 2010
Over the last century, The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) developed one of the largest youth organizations in America based on its tradition of building character, teaching practical skills and developing a spirit of community service. Today BSA combines these goals with modern technology by offering new achievement badges focused on computer and video games….

 

by Daniel Pickett
June 1, 2010
The West meets East in Kotobukiya’s latest line of Marvel x Bishoujo (pretty girl) series. Continuing the series of Marvel Comics super heroines presented in the Japanese Bishoujo style is SDCC EXCLUSIVE :WHITE PHOENIX, This brand new edition of White Phoenix has been specially designed for San Diego Comic-Con.   The item will be exclusively…

 

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