Articles for May, 2011

 

by Daniel Pickett
May 31, 2011
EarloomzLogo.jpg Here is a fun sort of review that I don’t get to do very often – a new tech review!    The good folks at Earloomz have branched out into licensed properties and from the “go big or go home” department they went after the biggest license there is – STAR WARS.  A few weeks ago […]

 

by Daniel Pickett
May 31, 2011
Meet charming and jobless Scott Pilgrim; a bass guitarist for garage band Sex Bob-omb. The 22-year-old has just met the girl of his dreams…literally. The only catch to winning Ramona Flowers? Her seven evil exes are coming to kill him.  Mezco’s 6” figure captures the wide-eyed enthusiasm and quirky nature of Scott Pilgrim and features…

 

by Daniel Pickett
May 31, 2011
Today the gang over at MTV Geek debuted the announcement of DC Universe Classics Wave 19.   JSA fans will be dancing in the streets this morning, as we get our first look at this JSA themed wave. The DCUC wave 19 lineup includes – Golden Age Sandman Golden Age Atom Golden Age Hawkman Magog Stargirl…

 

by Daniel Pickett
May 31, 2011
TRANSFORMERS Fans From Around the World to Experience “MORE THAN MEETS THE EYE” Brand Exhibition Of The Epic Global Entertainment Franchise PAWTUCKET, R.I. (May 31, 2011) – Thousands of fans from around the world will celebrate the enduring popularity of the iconic TRANSFORMERS brand from Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAS), as the 2011 TRANSFORMERS fan convention…

 

by Daniel Pickett
May 31, 2011
Asia’s biggest electronicsevent-COMPUTEX Taipei InternationalComputer Show will be held May 31 to June 4. During COMPUTEX, several innovative and original products will be showcased including the newest collaboration between Choicee x Toy2R, a series of USB and card readersbeing produced for the market –  focusing on the debut of the Choicee Qee Flash Drive! Standing in…

 

by Danny "CantinaDan" Neumann
May 31, 2011
So, I’m kinda into stuff related to the cantina scene from Star Wars Episode IV. A lot of that has to do with all the kooky aliens that populated the place. But, perhaps even more than the denizens, what makes that particular segment of the original Star Wars trilogy memorable is that really cool stuff…

 

by Daniel Pickett
May 30, 2011
This morning from the Hot Toys Facebook page: We are pleased to announce the license of the upcoming superhero blockbuster X-Men: First Class! Unveiling the beginning of the X-Men saga, revealing the secret history of famous global events, it focuses on the relationship between Professor X and Magneto and the origin of their groups, the…

 

by Daniel Pickett
May 30, 2011
Big news this week from the Art Asylum and our friends at Diamond Select Toys.   The long running Marvel Select line is about to do an exclusive sub-line for Disney Stores! With all of the Avengers movie madness going on, you would think we’ve forgotten their comic book roots. But fear not! We’re pleased to…

 

by Daniel Pickett
May 30, 2011
3.jpg As of this writing we have only seen the first 3 of the announced Walmart exclusive "Guardians of the Universe" Green Lantern movie 2-packs. Now you can see all 6 lined up together from a post that Mattel made this past week on MattyCollector.com.  For those of you debating which of these versions of the…

 

by Daniel Pickett
May 29, 2011
Mystery Yellow Driver Revealed as Tanner Foust, Three-Time X Games Gold Medalist, Takes New Four-Wheeled Vehicle Distance Jump Record, Exclusive Content on Facebook INDIANAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Today as part of "IZOD Presents Hot Wheels Fearless at the 500™," Team Hot Wheels™ Yellow Driver Tanner Foust successfully landed a ramp-to-ramp distance jump of 332 feet. Foust, a…

 

by Daniel Pickett
May 27, 2011
Battle of the Bonds LAUNCHED! Kyle Roberts Directs ‘Battle of the Bonds’ A stop motion short featuring YouTube stars   Kyle Roberts, owner of the Oklahoma City-based film company Reckless Abandonment Pictures, directed his latest installment of stop motion short films. This James Bond parody stars some of the top YouTube celebrities; DaneBoe, Brittani Lousie Taylor, and Zack Scott. Local…

 

by Daniel Pickett
May 27, 2011
DC Universe Mez-Itz Green Lantern & Sinestro Comic Version 2-Pack Mez-Itz, 6" rotocast vinyl collectibles that are cool by design. Both GREEN LANTERN and SINESTRO feature five points of articulation with 1000 points of fun, and are packaged in sturdy, collector friendly box!  In a universe as vast as it is mysterious, a small but…

 

by Daniel Pickett
May 26, 2011
Triad Toys sent us the announcement today that they will be having a 12" Comic Con exclusive figure at SDCC11.   See below for the details on their first ever 300 piece limited edition Comic Con exclusive figure.   We are proud to announce our first San Diego Comic Con exclusive, the variant edition of Dead…

 

by Daniel Pickett
May 26, 2011
This morning Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment has released brand new screenshots for the highly-anticipated Green Lantern: Rise of the Manhunters game available June 7, 2011 on Xbox 360, Wii, PlayStation 3, Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo DS.  These screens us a good look at some of the powerful Green Lantern constructs, such as a giant sword,…

 

by Daniel Pickett
May 26, 2011
Almost a full year after it was announced, Hot Toys has finally given us our first full look at the upcoming 1/6th scale Superman the Movie figure. This evening Hot Toys updated their Facebook page with pictures of this uncanny likeness of Christopher Reeve.   The set come with multiple hands, a flying stand, a piece…

 

by Daniel Pickett
May 26, 2011
Kmart Online Community Offers Parents Weekly and Monthly Prizes, Perks and Advice from  Leading Parenting Bloggers Hoffman Estates, Ill. (May 25, 2011)—Planning the perfect play date is more than just child’s play, with issues ranging from coordinating with other parents and selecting the appropriate toys to adult and child etiquette. With the newly redesigned Kmart…

 

by Daniel Pickett
May 25, 2011
 The Hasbro Star Wars team has answered the latest round of  Star Wars questions submitted by AFi readers. This is the first SW Q&A for 2011.  Our last Q&A with the Star Wars team was November of last year.  Check the end of this post for how you can submit a question for the next…

 

by Daniel Pickett
May 25, 2011
Beginner Box Release Resurrects Pre-Painted Plastic Fantasy Miniatures May 25, 2011 (REDMOND, Wash.) – Paizo Publishing and WizKids Games announce a new partnership whereby WizKids Games will produce a special set of pre-painted plastic miniatures for use with the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Beginner Box, an introductory boxed set slated to release in October 2011. “We’re…

 

by Daniel Pickett
May 25, 2011
 Kachow! Kids Can “Race Around the World” with In-Store “Racetrack” Boutiques, Digital Programs and Global Exclusive Product Lines Dedicated to Disney/Pixar’s Cars 2   WAYNE, NJ (May 25, 2011) – As DisneyŸPixar’s Cars 2 prepares to speed into theaters on Friday, June 24, Toys“R”Us® stores are helping kids join the “Race Around the World” by…

 

by Daniel Pickett
May 24, 2011
NECA’s official website www.NECAonline.com got a complete overhaul and redesign.   NECA’s site hasn’t been updated in awhile, but that doesn’t mean they have been hiding from the world wide web.   NECA has a very active Facebook page and the NECA crew answers more fans daily on their Twitter feed than any other company…

 

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