Articles for January, 2011

 

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…

 

by Daniel Pickett
January 21, 2011
  BBC Worldwide is delighted to announce a major new deal with Character Options’ new Construction division which will see Doctor Who enter the construction toy market for the first time. The Character Building range will include 3D micro-figures, brought to life with sculpted facial features whilst play sets will be uniquely tailored to Doctor…

 

by Daniel Pickett
January 21, 2011
Could there be a better marriage for 1/6th scale fans than Sideshow Collectibles and Hot Toys?  They teased us in December that this figure was coming.  Now they have released a ton of images and all the details of what the figure will come with.  Now where do I pre-order THIS?!?!? Hot Toys is proud…

 

by Daniel Pickett
January 21, 2011
 Mezco presents the extraordinary, the insane, the outrageous characters who are part of everyday life in the little Colorado town of South Park. Series 2 includes: A.W.E.S.O.M.-O – with removable helmet and shopping bags. Stan – with his dog, evil goldfish in bowl, and alternate arms. Kyle- with his little brother Ike (adopted from Canada),…

 

by Daniel Pickett
January 21, 2011
London  21 January 2011  Underground Toys and BBC Worldwide today announced a worldwide licensing deal for the manufacture of Doctor Who plush toys in all territories. The range will incorporate characters from the current Doctor Who series and also a separate program featuring characters from the Classic series’ of Doctor Who, which are sure to…

 

by Daniel Pickett
January 21, 2011
     Manufacturer: Mattel Release Date: February , 2011 Wave/Assortment:  Wave 3.5 – Green Lantern Wave Packaging: Single Carded Accessories: Lantern Battery Scale: 8" Sculpted By: Mattel with the assistance of Dr. Mego   THE PACKAGE  

 

by Daniel Pickett
January 21, 2011
When Mattel created their "Club Eternia"Masters of the Universe Classics annual subscription program they had the good sense to incentivise it to help entice fans to sign up.  Last year, for the inaugural year, fans got Wun-Dar.  For 2011 fans get Preternian Disguise He-Man.  Last year fans also got a map of Eternia.   This year…

 

by Daniel Pickett
January 21, 2011
  Manufacturer: Mattel Release Date: February 2011 Wave/Assortment:  MattyCollector.com Figure Exclusive Packaging: Single boxed Accessories: Power Sword Rifle Cosmic Key "Power of Grayskull Sticker" Etheria Map (not for sale but will ship to Club members) Scale: 6" Sculpted By: The Four Horsemen Notes: This is the 2011 Club Eternia subscription bonus figure.  The figure will come…

 

by Daniel Pickett
January 20, 2011
Mattel Moves up the List Nine Slots to Rank #69 EL SEGUNDO, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)— FORTUNE announced today that Mattel (NASDAQ: MAT), the world’s largest toy company, has been ranked #69 on the 14th annual "100 Best Companies to Work For" list. This is the fourth consecutive year Mattel has been named to this prestigious list,…

 

by Daniel Pickett
January 20, 2011
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 September 2011.   STATUES AND…

 

by Daniel Pickett
January 20, 2011
It seems only fitting that the February Club Eternia Masters of the Universe Classics figure is a mustachioed harp-playing archer with a heart on his chest.  Mattel and the Horsemen have done a great job updating this ‘Princess of Power ‘character that might otherwise be a tough sell to some of the modern collectors.  Bow…

 

by Daniel Pickett
January 20, 2011
  Manufacturer: Mattel Release Date: February 15th, 2010 Wave/Assortment:  MattyCollector.com Figure Exclusive Packaging: Single boxed Accessories: Bow Arrow Cape with quiver alternate chest piece Modern Head Harp Scale: 6" Sculpted By: The Four Horsemen Notes:  This preview sample provided by Mattel has the "The Original" burst on the name chip.  The figure sent out to subscribers…

 

by Daniel Pickett
January 20, 2011
The gang at Jazwares have heard the feedback from fans about the QC issues on the joints on some of their 3" Sonic the Hedgehog figures.  They posted this response on their website on Monday:  To our fans- There have been some complaints regarding the looseness of joints within the 3" Sonic Figure line. We…

 

by Daniel Pickett
January 20, 2011
Mattel and Digital River made some improvements to their system and the sale on Tuesday seemed to run a lot smoother … except for one issue.   Vikor sold out in under four minutes.   Fortunately it looks like it was an error and there are more on the way.   Mattel posted this on the MattyCollector boards…

 

by Erik "Superfriend" Skov
January 19, 2011
Red Tornado is one of those characters I go hot and cold on.  Loved him in the Satellite era of the JLA.  Then he disappeared.  Young Justice (the comic) brought him back in an interesting way.  Apparently he started out as a plot to destroy the Justice Society.  And joined the JLA before I met…

 

by Daniel Pickett
January 19, 2011
Rev your engines and buckle up, GreenLight is going for another lap around the Globe with international hit; 1:64 Motor World   Indianapolis, IN (January 19, 2011) Need a vacation? Take a trip with GreenLight as we travel the world with the successful series, 1:64 Motor World.  First released in the summer of 2009, GreenLight…

 

by Daniel Pickett
January 19, 2011
Toy Town Tells the Inside Story of Hong Kong’s Rise to Power asThe World’s Capital of Toy‐Making   New York – January 2011 – As the industry’s top toymakers get ready to present their newest creations at the highly‐anticipated International Toy Fair in New York City, a group of Hong Kong toy industry veterans are…

 

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