Articles for January, 2011

 

by Daniel Pickett
January 27, 2011
TargetEnemy.jpg There’s a disturbing trend in the retail world.   It’s not new, but it looks like it is becoming more pervasive in the stores that I frequent.   I first noticed it at Toys R Us stores in 2009 , but now I am seeing it at some of my local Targets as well.    [...]

 

by Daniel Pickett
January 27, 2011
There’s a disturbing trend in the retail world.   It’s not new, but it looks like it is becoming more pervasive in the stores that I frequent.   I first noticed it at Toys R Us stores in 2009 , but now I am seeing it at some of my local Targets as well.   …

 

by Daniel Pickett
January 26, 2011
 Mattel got in their first production samples of Sy-Klone today and shared the images with fans via their Facebook page this afternoon. Sy-Klone will be coming in April to MattyCollector.com as the April Club Eternia figure. We just got in the first packaged sample of Sy-Klone. Still making a few tweaks but we’re mostly there!…

 

by Jason "JJJason" Chirevas
January 26, 2011
Iron-Man-logo-iron-man-299044_800_600.jpg I’m in Toys R Us yesterday.  Woman and her kid, let’s say he’s seven, dawdle ahead of me.  "Oh, are these the action figures?"  The mother peeks as though there might be consequences.  "Let’s look here." Not wanting to trail them through the collectors’ aisle, I swing round to Transformers/Star Wars.  Woman and child round…

 

by Daniel Pickett
January 26, 2011
T5813_PreEterniaDisguise.jpg  Today over on MattyCollector.com, Mattel posted the details of their February 15th sale.  Looks like it’s a all MOTUC month.   That will be nice break after the flood of Mattel news we’ll be getting on the evening of Feb 13th from their Toy Fair collector press event! Toy Fans, February is the month of…

 

by Daniel Pickett
January 25, 2011
Green Lantern Licensees – Led by Master Toy Licensee, Mattel – To Illuminate Toy Fair 2011 Burbank, Calif., January 25, 2011 — Warner Bros. Consumer Products (WBCP) is teaming up with a leading group of global licensees at Toy Fair in support of the Summer 2011 blockbuster film, “Green Lantern,” highlighted by DC Entertainment’s master…

 

by Daniel Pickett
January 24, 2011
Toy2R presents: NYC♥QEE Toy Fair Preview Party Toy2R is pleased to announce one of the events of the upcoming Toy Fair Preview Party happening February 14th; the debut of the new 5" Mini Qee DIY Collection. All seven characters will be "unveiled" for the first time but wait…there’s so much more. There will also be…

 

by Daniel Pickett
January 24, 2011
Scarabus figures to be debuted and sold in celebration of the “Toypocalypse: A Four Horsemen Retrospective” gallery show!   If you’ve been following the news surrounding the Four Horsemen’s first gallery show, Toypocalypse, then you probably know that they’re going to be selling black and white versions of their character Scarabus at the event.  …

 

by Daniel Pickett
January 24, 2011
Diamond Select Toys have launched a new Facebook page, where you can see news, be notified of updates on the Art Asylum blog and interact with DST.  Also on their page is the news of "The Real Ghostbusters" coming to Minimates.  Check out the post about it below, then head over and "like" the new…

 

by Daniel Pickett
January 24, 2011
I take no joy in posting this news, but many of the leading comic news websites are posting the news that both Wizard Magazine and Toy Fare Magazine are closing up shop and ceasing publication imediatly.  I know a lot of people think there is some sort of rivalry between Toy Fare and toy websites…

 

by Daniel Pickett
January 22, 2011
Back in July during Comic Con 2010 Mattel announced they would be going a supplemental wave of Green Lantern characters in their DC Retro-Action line starting in February of 2011.   I’m not sure if this would be considered wave 5 or wave 3.5 (since we haven’t seen wave 4 show up yet).   At the…

 

by Daniel Pickett
January 22, 2011
   This morning ToyGuru aka Scott popped in on the MattyCollector.com Ghostbusters message boards to update fans on how the line is doing, what is next andgive them the scoop on the much requested ‘Real Ghostbusters’ animated line expansion: Hey Ghost fans, I know everyone has been itching from some news for the line. Obviously…

 

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