Articles for January, 2011

 

by Daniel Pickett
January 5, 2011
  Manufacturer: Mattel Release Date:  October 2010 Wave/Assortment:  Wave 14 Packaging: Single carded Accessories: Wand, Removable Top Hat, 75th Anniversary button.  Collect and Connect: Ultra-Humanite Arm and control box Scale: 6" Sculpted By: The Four Horsemen Notes:  Walmart exclusive wave.   Figure  6 of  7. THE PACKAGE  

 

by Daniel Pickett
January 5, 2011
THQ to Bring Barbie®, Hot Wheels®, Fisher-Price® and more to consoles. THQ will open the vast toy chest of Mattel, to develop and publish video games under a new, multi-year alliance that both companies announced today.   Extending deep into Mattel’s broad portfolio of popular brands, the agreement with Mattel builds on THQ’s strength in…

 

by Daniel Pickett
January 5, 2011
The larger scale Black Bandit and Auction Block focus on significant machines within each product theme   Indianapolis, IN (January 5, 2011) 1:18 Auction Block and 1:18 Black Bandit will be released simultaneously within the die cast market for their upcoming release in 2011.  Both Vehicles have impressive and monumental back story on how they…

 

by Daniel Pickett
January 5, 2011
Toymaker Consolidates Leadership of Business Units and Operations Groups EL SEGUNDO, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)— Mattel, Inc. (NASDAQ:MAT) today announced the appointment of Bryan Stockton, Mattel’s president of International, to the new position of chief operating officer (COO), effective immediately. This action further aligns Mattel’s senior leadership team with the company’s global strategic initiative to be the…

 

by Daniel Pickett
January 3, 2011
NEW YORK, N.Y. (Jan. 3, 2011) – Two veteran New York marketing executives are joining forces to open a new full-service advertising and marketing firm, Bonfire Agency, LLC, specializing in helping brands target highly influential but difficult to engage pop culture consumers.  This demo, labeled by some as geek or comic culture, is comprised of incredibly passionate and…

 

by Daniel Pickett
January 2, 2011
Last month Hot Toys gave us a little teaser of their upcoming Iron Man 2 figure of the mark V armor.   This is the "suitcase" armor from the scene in the movie where Whiplash first confronts Tony Stark..    This figure, coming later this year has replaceable pieces to replicate the battle damage of…

 

by Danny "CantinaDan" Neumann
January 2, 2011
Whereas humans have been intrigued by crazy creatures for millennia, the phenomenon dubbed The Mos Eisley Invasion can be pinpointed to the late 1970’s. It was then that a band of four aliens hit the streets and forever became the most popular and recognizable creatures in the world of pop culture. Cantinamania was here. Instantly…

 

by Daniel Pickett
January 2, 2011
  Manufacturer: Mattel Release Date:  October 2010 Wave/Assortment:  Wave 14 Packaging: Single carded Accessories: Pick-Ax attachment, saw attachment, die-cast metal hands, 75th Anniversary button.  Collect and Connect: Ultra-Humanite Leg Scale: 6" Sculpted By: The Four Horsemen Notes:  Walmart exclusive wave.  Second of the Metal Men team in the DCUC line.  Figure 4 of  7. THE…

 

by Daniel Pickett
January 1, 2011
There has been quite a bit of information on the Green Lantern movie figures come out this week.  Some of it from official channels and some from unofficial channels. First up is the news of this  Toys R Us Exclusive Green Lantern Early Bird Action Figure.  This figure and it’s package was posted this week…

 

by Daniel Pickett
January 1, 2011
2011, The Year of Qee. Celebrating the 10th Anniversary of Qee, Toy2R invites you to the next generation of art, the next generation of fun, and the next generation of Qee! From the company who has consistently put art in your hands for the past 15 years, Toy2R pushes the evolution of designer toys and…

 

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