Articles for February, 2011

 

by Daniel Pickett
February 26, 2011
Scarabus figure 10-packs will go up for pre-order this coming Tuesday night (March 1st, 2011) at 9:00pm EST at the Four Horsemen’s online retail outlet – Store Horsemen. Each Scarabus 10-pack contains one of each of the Scarabus variants, including Scarabus himself, (see images below) as well as a free Four Horsemen poster/print signed by…

 

by Daniel Pickett
February 25, 2011
Our friends over at BigBadToyStore.com have sent us news and images of what we will see in the 3rd series of Hasbro 2011 Marvel Universe line. The case breakdown will be: 1x Apocalypse 1x Gladiator 2x Doctor Strange 2x Falcon 2x Scarlet Spider 2x Dr. Doom 2x Skaar   BigBadToyStore.com has them available as cases,…

 

by Daniel Pickett
February 25, 2011
New York, NY | February 22, 2011 – (Virtual Press Office) – More than 25,000 players in the global toy industry flocked to the 108th American International Toy Fair last week to scout out 100,000+ innovative products on display, while exhibitors garnered worldwide media exposure and struck business deals across 360,000 net square feet of…

 

by Daniel Pickett
February 25, 2011
What The–?!: For Your Consideration (Again) Posted today on Marvel.com – an all new episode of their Stop-motion, Marvel Legends series "What the–?!" It’s time for the 83rd Annual Movie Film Awards! Just as the award for Best Picture is about to be announced, a few new movies unexpectedly appear. In the immortal words of Gremlin, "They are gonna blow your…

 

by Daniel Pickett
February 25, 2011
MORE LEGO® MODELS ARRIVE FOR STAR WARS™ MINILAND! AT LEGOLAND California! Stormtroopers, a snowtrooper and a biker scout were all on deck today at LEGOLAND California helping unload more than one thousand LEGO  models for the new STAR WARS™ Miniland opening March 31 at the family theme park in Carlsbad. Master Model Builders unloaded crates…

 

by Daniel Pickett
February 25, 2011
Earlier in the week we gave you your first look at first of three Mattel "Collector Appreciation Tour" Justice League Unlimited exclusive 3-packs. Now it’s time to move on to the 2nd Con exclusive 3-pack. This one contains Angle Man, Killer Frost and Firestorm.   This is the fist ever JLU figures of Angle Man…

 

by Daniel Pickett
February 24, 2011
Sure we’ve been running this fan bracket since last year!  But you can’t rush perfection! Actually ‘real life’ has been rearing it’s ugly head for most of the staff lately so our DCUC Fan Bracket has stretched out a lot longer than we expected.  But, never fear,  it’s back on track now and we are…

 

by Daniel Pickett
February 24, 2011
While we were at Toy Fair last week Jason and I had the good fortune to be able to sit down and chat with Ed Cato and Joe Ahearn, the keepers of the Caption Action empire. They didn’t have a booth at the show this year but they did have some prototypes in some mock…

 

by Daniel Pickett
February 24, 2011
CaptainActionToyFair.jpg While we were at Toy Fair last week Jason and I had the good fortune to be able to sit down and chat with Ed Cato and Joe Ahearn, the keepers of the Caption Action empire. They didn’t have a booth at the show this year but they did have some prototypes in some mock […]

 

by Daniel Pickett
February 24, 2011
Black Widow Gone Wild We’ve posted some of Patric Boivin’s work before here on AFi and his latest stop motion movie is well worth checking out.  This video is a testimony to how well Hot Toys make 12" figures.    

 

by Daniel Pickett
February 24, 2011
CaptainActionToyFair1.jpg While we were at Toy Fair last week Jason and I had the good fortune to be able to sit down and chat with Ed Cato and Joe Ahearn, the keepers of the Caption Action empire. They didn’t have a booth at the show this year but they did have some prototypes in some mock […]

 

by Daniel Pickett
February 23, 2011
Last month we were offered a chance by our friends at Hasbro to ask a bonus Q&A question about GI Joe Renegades from the Hasbro toys team and the HUB animation team.  I threw the offer out to the boards and our own Man of Action ‘Caped Crusader’ came back with a great question.  Unfortunately…

 

by Daniel Pickett
February 23, 2011
From Learning To Bake Cupcakes to Writing A Name, New Campaign Focuses on Victories– Big and Small – Made By Children With Autism   WAYNE, NJ (February 22, 2011) – Toys“R”Us, Inc. today announced the launch of its nine-week in-store fundraising campaign to benefit Autism Speaks, North America’s largest autism science and advocacy organization. Now…

 

by Daniel Pickett
February 23, 2011
Michael McMillian, John Schneider, Adam West, Burt Ward, Chase Masterson Among Headliners At Wizard World Anaheim Comic Con, April 29-30-May 1 At Anaheim Convention Center Nicholas Brendon, Jeff Conaway, Claudia Christian, Elizabeth Röhm Among 400+ Celebrity Guests, Leading Comics Artists, Creative Directors NEW YORK and ANAHEIM, Calif., February 23, 2011 – North America’s largest pop-culture…

 

by Daniel Pickett
February 22, 2011
I just saw this terrible news over on CBR that Dwayne McDuffie passed away suddenly.  Mr McDuffie has just recently posted on his website his excitement of his creation Static Shock making it in the Mattel’s Justice League Unlimited toy line. He had just recently been on tour promoting his latest work All-Star Superman, which…

 

by Daniel Pickett
February 22, 2011
February 22, 2011 (HILLSIDE, NJ) — WizKids Inc. announces the manufacturer sell-out of their most recent set, Marvel HeroClix®: Giant-Size X-Men (GSX).  WizKids’ entire inventory of Marvel Giant-Size X-Men, releasing March 16th, 2011 has been completely sold to distributors worldwide.   The X-Men burst onto the scene in this latest HeroClix expansion dedicated to Marvel’s “First Family”…

 

by Daniel Pickett
February 22, 2011
Okay Qee Fans…. Simple contest, how many pom-poms did we stuff inside our new 7" Clear Qee Body for this contest? Think you know – then post a guess on our Toy2R USA Facebook Page and we will announce the correct number this time next week (MARCH 1st) and one lucky winner will receive a…

 

by Daniel Pickett
February 22, 2011
  Manufacturer: Mattel Release Date: April 2011 Wave/Assortment: Mattel’s Collector Appreciation Tour 2011Exclusive 3-pack assortment Packaging: 3-pack Accessories: One stand Scale: 4" Sculpted By: Mattel’s In-House Team Notes:Angle Man’s weapon is molded into his hand.  It is not removable. THE PACKAGE  

 

by Daniel Pickett
February 22, 2011
The 1:64 scale return of this highly popular release makes way into the 2011GreenLight product lineup   Indianapolis, IN (February 22, 2011) GreenLight first introduced the 1:64 Black Bandit Series 1 in 2008, and the production run sold out to GreenLight Distributors before it arrived in the US.  With all stock spoken for it was…

 

by Daniel Pickett
February 21, 2011
While at Toy Fair 2011 we answered fans questions as they came in on Twitter.  One question we got was "is any one making product for the X-Men: First Class movie?"  The answer was yes, Diamond Select Toys will be making a line of MiniMates based on the movie designs.  They had the MiniMates on…

 

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