Articles for January, 2011

 

by Daniel Pickett
January 19, 2011
I was sent this press release yesterday,  Sounds fun and interesting if you are in the area. What: The Plush Team in Candyland When: January 21-March 20, 2011 Where: Hot*Pop Gallery, 213 N Broadway, Milwaukee, WI 53202-5839 Who: The Plush Team is an international group of plush artists who create unique dolls, toys, soft sculpture…

 

by Daniel Pickett
January 19, 2011
WIZKIDS TAKES OVER MIDDLE EARTH WITH NEW “THE LORD OF THE RINGS” GAME RELEASES (January 18, 2011-Hillside NJ) – Wizkids announced today the addition of “The Lord of the Rings” property to their 2011 HeroClix release schedule through a licensing agreement with Warner Bros. Consumer Products. The first products of the new “The Lord of…

 

by Daniel Pickett
January 19, 2011
 From the ‘better late than never’ department… Whenever I get samples from Mattel I always try to rush and show you the items coming up in the next MattyCollector.com sale as soon as possible before the other stuff.  I’m a little late on this one as I just got the sample yesterday and the figure…

 

by Daniel Pickett
January 19, 2011
  Manufacturer: Mattel Release Date: January 18th, 2011 Wave/Assortment:  MattyCollector.com Figure Exclusive Packaging: Single boxed Accessories: Proton Pack (Attached) Ghost of Nunzio Scoleri (with swappable feet) Scale: 6" Sculpted By:Mattel’s In House Team Notes: Third Venkman figure in the line. This is the first Venkman figure from Ghostbusters II.  The first official release in Mattel’s 2011…

 

by Jeff Cope
January 18, 2011
Avast, me hearties! This is fair warning to you that over the next several months you’ll likely be seeing a lot of blogs from me concern Pirates of the Caribbean (or other thusly related topics). I’m a huge fan of the movies (or, as my 6 year old daughter likes to exclaim, "Daddy’s Pirate Crazy!")…

 

by Daniel Pickett
January 18, 2011
Bif Bang Pow! and BBC Worldwide Announce a New Line of Action Figures, Bobble Heads, and Collectibles Based on the Long-Running Sci-Fi Series   LOS ANGELES, CA (January 18, 2011) – Bif Bang Pow! and BBC Worldwide today announce a new partnership that will bring to market a brand-new line of toys and collectibles based…

 

by Daniel Pickett
January 18, 2011
Toy2R’s iconic Bear is revealed as the next figure in the 5" Mini Qee Collection. Just when you thought there wasn’t anything new for designer toys, Toy2R ignites the fuse as the Year of Qee begins with the launch of the Mini Qee Collection. Dropping next month with a SRP of $15, the Mini Qees…

 

by Jeff Cope
January 16, 2011
It’s that time of the year again. Toy Fair is just around the corner. The biggest event in the toy industry is being held this year from February 13 – 16 in New York City. For the past couple years Mattel has been the company from which I was most excited to see their new…

 

by ChipCataldo
January 16, 2011
Hello to all you Super Powers nuts out there!  Today I’ve got a rather large chunk of meat for y’all to chew on, since I’ve decided to expand (in all senses of the word) upon my blog from wayyy back in July of 2009 and turn the spotlight back on the Colleccion Super Amigos figures…

 

by Daniel Pickett
January 15, 2011
An American Hero Grows Up – G.I. Joe gets his Own Live Auction Event! For nearly 50 years, "America’s Movable Fighting Man" has been one of the most loved and top-selling Action Figures, with a strong following  even today.  The GI Joe Brand has managed to stay popular across generations as it reinvents itself in…

 

by ChipCataldo
January 15, 2011
Greetings to all, and thanks for checking out this latest Super Powers Highlight.  Today we’ll be taking a look at the four Signature Stamp Sets put out by Craftmaster.  Craftmaster was a really fantastic licensee for Super Powers.  They put out the Stamp Sets, Stain-a-Sticker Sets, Figurine Paint Sets, puzzles, the stained-glass Sun Shiner set,…

 

by Daniel Pickett
January 14, 2011
T5793_Vikor.jpg Welcome to 2011!   It’s the start of the new year and the start of a new round of Q&A’s with our friends at Mattel. Twice a month the gang from Mattel are kind enough to answer five questions from AFi readers.  Matty from MattyCollector.com and ToyGuru, have replied with the answers to our latest round of…

 

by Daniel Pickett
January 14, 2011
Mezco Toyz summons the afterlife’s leading freelance bio-exorcist, Beetlejuice. The latest doll perfectly captures this rogue ghost’s character’ with his crazed eyes, wild hair and “mossy” skin. It’s easy to see why he’s the devious, mischievous bad boy of the underworld! He’s presented here in his frilly burgundy tuxedo, ready to carry away his unwilling…

 

by Daniel Pickett
January 14, 2011
Mattel has announced that they will be removing several items from MattyCollector.com today to make room for new items.   So if you were on the fence about ordering any of the items below you had better make up your mind today or you will be looking for them on the secondary market later!  …

 

by Erik "Superfriend" Skov
January 14, 2011
I’ve been remiss in promoting one of my favorite games.  For the past year or so.  Playing HeroClix, WizKids super-hero (and villain) miniatures game really came to a halt around Jan 2009 when Topps, their parent company, dissolved the division.  It came back, but by then playing it had pretty much died around my area. …

 

by ChipCataldo
January 14, 2011
Howdy howdy!  Welcome to another edition of the Super Powers Highlight.  Today we’ll be looking at an oddity, for sure : the Golden Pharaoh figure mis-carded on a 33-back Dr. Fate card back.  Two of these surfaced a couple months ago on eBay from the same seller, but apparently it wasn’t a completely unknown entity….

 

by Daniel Pickett
January 14, 2011
Factory Entertainment is a relative newcomer to the action figure world.   Factory came into existence in 2009 with the thought of filling the void for high end movie prop replicas left by the closure of studios such as Master Replicas and Palisades/Factory X.   They wanted to provide great products that enhance the experience of being a…

 

by Daniel Pickett
January 13, 2011
Sony has released an in-costme picture of Andrew Garfield as the new Peter Parker in the reboot of Spider-Man.  While the costume is not entirely dis-similar to what we have seen in the past Spider-Man movies there are some changes such as the gloves and the shape and ratio of the red and blue parts…

 

by Daniel Pickett
January 13, 2011
PM_TomBakerDoctorLg.jpg This exciting news was posted today over at The Toy Fare blog.  There will be an official press release coming soon and we will have more news (and pictures) out of Toy Fair next month.  But for now just read the article below and let the awesome news sink in.  We are finally getting the…

 

by Daniel Pickett
January 13, 2011
NOW SHIPPING FROM YAMATO USA TORRANCE, CA, January 11, 2011.  The legends of white fairies dressed in gowns of diaphanous silk have died.  The fragrant, multicolored flowers they wore in their blonde, curly hair have died too; leaving the air thick with the evil to come.. Yamato USA is pleased to announce the release of…

 

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