Articles for January, 2011

 

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…

 

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…

 

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