Articles for July, 2010

 

by Jeff Cope
July 31, 2010
Road to Gen Con: Dust Tactics   Early Friday morning I’ll be making the 3 hour trek to Indianapolis, IN for Gen Con, the Best Four Days in Gaming! Gen Con is THE big show when it comes to gaming conventions, and is the place where many companies release their big products. This year is no exception. This week, as I…

 

by Daniel Pickett
July 30, 2010
The Largest Official Gathering of TRANSFORMERS Fans Starts Today at Landmark Brand Expo in Shanghai Pawtucket, RI – July 30, 2010 – Hasbro, Inc. (NYSE: HAS) is kicking off the start of the first ever official TRANSFORMERS fan convention to be held in Asia, “TRANSFORMERS Cybertron Con,” at the East Asia Exhibition Hall at the…

 

by Daniel Pickett
July 30, 2010
First ever comics based on most infamous Star Trek™ villain Complete with exclusive Khan plush doll, coming in October   “Khan is the classic Star Trek villain, and the Tipton brothers have crafted a truly engrossing story, one that eloquently spans the gaps in Khan’s history and makes his story whole,” said editorScott Dunbier. When…

 

by Erik "Superfriend" Skov
July 30, 2010
Batman: Under the Red Hood, the latest release in the WB/DC Comics animated movies was released on Tuesday this week.   I honestly forgot until yesterday.  Popping into Target, they had no copies of the basic or 2 disc versions left.  Best Buy is down the street, so I went there next.  Best Buy also…

 

by Daniel Pickett
July 29, 2010
I meant to get this news up week before last, but Comic Con prep over took me.   But better late than never! Following up on their "Last Airbender" promotion, McDonald’s gives you Marvel Heroes in your Happy Meals!    The current promotion going on right now at McDonald’s is of your favorite Marvel Heroes (and…

 

by Daniel Pickett
July 28, 2010
 The group at SpinMaster presents actor Garrett Hedlund with a one of a kind action figure featuring his character "Sam" unmasked.   The figure was presented to him at the Disney TRON: LEGACY booth at Comic Con 2010   The reset of SpinMaster’s TRON: LEGACY toys will start hitting stores this fall.   To see images…

 

by Daniel Pickett
July 28, 2010
How Club Eternia™ Works Purchase a membership to Club Eternia™ for $20 and you’re guaranteed to receive all of the monthly Masters of the Universe® Classics figures released during the year. You’ll also receive a club-exclusive Preternia Disguise He-Man™ and an all-new bonus map poster of Etheria! Starting with Bow™ in January 2011, you are…

 

by Daniel Pickett
July 28, 2010
Many of us didn’t get to go to the Hasbro Star Wars panel at Comic Con because it was scheduled up against other action figure programing, so we are fortunate that the gang at Hasbro shared their PowerPoint slide show with us so we can see what was shown and what was announced.  We had…

 

by Daniel Pickett
July 28, 2010
Because you demanded it!  The folks over at SyFy sent us this special sneak peek video of their upcoming original movie Mega Python vs. Gatoroid,starring Deborah (Debbie) Gibson and Tiffany. TIFFANY and DEBBIE GIBSON are here to make all your 80s nostalgia dreams come true. As they take their pent-up, top of the 80s pop…

 

by Daniel Pickett
July 28, 2010
DC Universe Online’s Opening Cinematic The DC Direct guys first told me about this and they were really excited for it to debut.   After it was shown at the DC Universe Online panel at Comic Con, then DC started showing it in their booth on a loop for most of the day Sunday.      It’s an impressive open…

 

by Daniel Pickett
July 28, 2010
Ever wonder what it’s like to be a headliner at Comic-Con? HAWAII FIVE-0’s DANIEL DAE KIM takes you along for the ride in this exclusive COMIC-CON VIDEO DIARY

 

by Jason "ToyOtter" Geyer
July 27, 2010
Here’s the thing: San Diego Comic Con is no longer about comics. Yes, I know this is not news. Many, many, many people have pointed out what a shame it is that movie, tv, and toys have taken over the con in the past decade. I am not necessarily one of those people: I enjoy…

 

by Daniel Pickett
July 27, 2010
As part of our continuing Comic Con coverage, AFi’s own "Godfather of Comic Con" Mr. Mike "SDComics" Walker put together this great interview for us with the Mattel team on Preview Night of SDCC 2010.  Take it away Mike!   Scott Neitlich, known as Toy Guru to fans online, is the brand manager for DC…

 

by Daniel Pickett
July 27, 2010
Star Wars, Sylvester Stallone, Comic-Con and More Receive Recognition From The World Record Authority NEW YORK – July 26, 2010 – Guinness World Records®, the global authority on record-breaking achievements, descended on Comic-Con International 2010, to honor the best of the best in television, film, comics, video games and toys. During the four-day pop-culture extravaganza,…

 

by Daniel Pickett
July 27, 2010
Five of the largest Star Wars collecting clubs in the US are pleased to announce a set of five themed patches for Star Wars Celebration 5.  The participating clubs are The Washington DC Area Star Wars Collecting Club (DCSWCC), The Kentucky Star Wars Collectors Club (KSWCC), The Ohio Star Wars Collectors Club (OSWCC), The Pennsylvania…

 

by Daniel Pickett
July 27, 2010
ENGINEERING TO BRIDGE – OFFICIAL STAR TREK CAPTAIN’S LOG APPLICATION FROM PARAMOUNT DIGITAL ENTERTAINMENT NOW AVAILABLE ON APPLE APP STORE   Record and Share Earthly Expeditions on iPhone 4 While Boldly Seeking Out New Life and Civilizations   LOS ANGELES – Stardate 07272010 – The future begins now as Paramount Digital Entertainment announces the availability…

 

by Daniel Pickett
July 26, 2010
Qee goes soft…plush that is. Toy2R introduces the 21 inch FabriQee Collection starting with the Doink Series, available now! Taking the original sold out Qee designs created by Doink, Toy2R has developed this 100% Cotton plush line of Qee characters, perfect for adding some color to any room! Limited to a total production run of…

 

by Daniel Pickett
July 26, 2010
  AFi was invited to participate in the press conference for TRON: Legacy  that took place right before the TRON: Legacy panel.   Here is complete video coverage of the event. Part 1   Part 2   Part 3   Still not enough TRON for you?  Then check out our gallery of SpinMaster’s TRON: Legacy products…

 

by Jeff Cope
July 26, 2010
So Why Not a CGI Super-Hero Movie? I just watched the new trailer for the upcoming DC Universe Online game coming to PCs and PS3s everywhere this November. All I can say is WOW.  I would seriously pay to sit in a darkened theater for two hours of something like this. Outside of Pixar’s The Incredibles why haven’t we seen a full…

 

by Daniel Pickett
July 26, 2010
Here’s a video an AFi reader sent me a link to –  It’s from the Adult Swim SDCC 2010 panel, and has the guys from Robot Chicken talking about their toys from Mattel and Jazwares.  

 

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