Articles for June, 2011

 

by Daniel Pickett
June 16, 2011
First Look: The Pirate First Mate, aka Nathaniel Vigo 5" Mini Qee by Jon-Paul Kaiser The staunch first-mate of Captain Stūrnbrau, ever loyal to his captain and maintains order over the crew on board the haunted galleon; The Whispering Corsair. Nathaniel was found in the steamy, distant port of Manchin. Abandoned there by his previous…

 

by Daniel Pickett
June 16, 2011
Another wave of Marvel Minimates, another array of classic characters, perennial favorites and ultra-modern noobs! Wave 41 will be anchored by First Appearance Iron Man and Mega-Rage Hulk, one of the beefiest Hulks we’ve ever made, as well as Unmasked Spider-Man and Green Goblin with his glider — re-create the classic cover to Amazing Spider-Man…

 

by Daniel Pickett
June 15, 2011
club_ecto.gif  Yesterday over on their MattyCollector page Mattel updated fans on some details of their 2012 subscriptions for Ghostbusters and MOTUC, as well as surprising fans by announcing a new "Club Lion Force" Voltron subscription service.   Toy Fans, June is finally here, and you’re probably wondering what’s up with next year’s subscriptions. Well, hang on…

 

by Daniel Pickett
June 15, 2011
Perhaps the greatest summer exclusive in the universe, Mezco proudly presents the Mega Scale Batman Mez-Itz. This 300% Batman Mez-Itz measures 20 inches from the tip of his ears to the soles of his batboots. He features a real cloth black cape. Just like the standard Mez-Itz, he features 5 points of articulation and 1000…

 

by Daniel Pickett
June 15, 2011
Toy2R introduces the 5" Monster Bossy Bear – Toxic Stomp Edition as the Kaiju-inspired line from David Horvath continues to grow! That’s right, fans will now be able to snatch up a Glow in the Dark version of the approaching 5" Monster Bossy Bear. While the creator, David Horvath, unveils new Uglydolls at the Licensing…

 

by Daniel Pickett
June 15, 2011
GreenLight uses new casting to add 1:18 scale offering to the Bullitt offerings   Indianapolis, IN (June 9, 2011) Warner Brothers and GreenLight have come together to replicate Steve McQueen’s Bullitt Mustang in 1:18th scale movie memorabilia.  Bullitt, produced in 1968, is an American classic starring Steve McQueen.  The critically acclaimed and culturally historic action/suspense…

 

by Daniel Pickett
June 15, 2011
After eleven years, the characters from the highly popular computer game "American McGee’s Alice" are back, and this time, they’re not just on your computer. A sequel game, "Alice: Madness Returns," is due out this month and will be available on the PC, PS3 and XBox 360… and also as action figures! Diamond Select Toys…

 

by Daniel Pickett
June 14, 2011
ThunderCats Ho!  Straight from the ThunderCats’ Lair on Third Earth, it’s Lion-O and the legendary mystic Sword of Omens.  This mega-scale figure measures over 20 inches tall from the tip of his upraised, extended sword to the soles of his Thunderian boots.  Featuring 7 points of articulation this mega figure is superbly detailed, perfectly capturing…

 

by Daniel Pickett
June 14, 2011
The X-Men have crossed paths with vampires before — Dracula himself bit Storm way back in 1982 — but the biggest mutant-on-vampire brawl of them all happened last year, in the pages of X-Men: Curse of the Mutants! With the help of Blade, Namor and Deadpool, the X-Men faced the armies of Dracula (led by…

 

by Daniel Pickett
June 14, 2011
Risen from her grave and celebrating the big 13th Anniversary of Living Dead Dolls is Sadie.  The first Living Dead Doll joins the festivities in a black and white party dress with party hat.  She comes in a special 13th anniversary coffin. This is a non-numbered limited edition item.  Edition size TBD.  Sadie will premiere…

 

by Daniel Pickett
June 13, 2011
Here are the latest and greatest solicitations from the good people at DC Direct.  These products will appear and be available to preorder in the next issue of Diamond’s Previews at your local comic book shop.    The products announced in this solicitation will be arriving in stores February 2012 as listed below.  This month…

 

by Daniel Pickett
June 13, 2011
We are proud to present the license of the upcoming superhero action adventure movie Green Lantern by DC Comics and Warner Bros Pictures! The Green Lanterns, protectors of peace and justice, are granted with rings that are bestowed with superpowers. But when a new enemy threatens to destroy the balance of power in the Universe,…

 

by Jon "Caped Crusader" Edwards
June 12, 2011
On Vinegar, Honey, and Flies "The fans would get us to pay a lot more attention if they weren’t so negative. ‘Cause what happens is, there are so many people that are so negative, you just have to shut it off, because it would shake your confidence. And it’s unfortunate, because fans have helped us, too. You know, we want…

 

by Daniel Pickett
June 10, 2011
EL SEGUNDO, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)— Today Mattel announced the company is developing a sustainable procurement policy for all of Mattel’s product lines which will address the important issue of deforestation. The policy will include requirements for packaging suppliers to commit to sustainable forestry management practices. In addition to addressing current concerns about packaging sourcing, Mattel’s policy…

 

by Daniel Pickett
June 10, 2011
Ford contracts GreenLight to create 1:64 2011 Ford Explorer tooling for a Yankee themed Promotion   Bronx, NY (June 10, 2011) GreenLight, the New York Yankees and Ford have collaborated to create a custom limited edition 1:64 2011 Ford Explorer die cast replica.  This car will be a part of Ford Explorer Night at Yankee…

 

by Daniel Pickett
June 10, 2011
Today Mattel revealed the packaging for both versions of their SDCC 11 Masters of the Universe Classics exclusive and the MattyCollector.com follow up version on their Facebook page. We are counting down to our big announcements for SDCC! Until then, here are packaged shots of Queen Marlena (available at SDCC) and Captain Glenn (available after…

 

by Daniel Pickett
June 10, 2011
(BALTIMORE, MD) — (June 10, 2011) — For this year’s 2011 convention, PREVIEWS, the comic shop’s catalog, is offering several stunning exclusives in advance of this year’s Comic-Con International: San Diego (July 20-24) – seven extremely limited items that fans will want at the industry’s biggest pop culture mecca! Attendees are encouraged to drop by…

 

by Daniel Pickett
June 9, 2011
Meet the new FF, different from the old FF! No longer called the Fantastic Four since they lost one of their founding members, the Future Foundation has recruited some of the world’s greatest minds to solve the world’s greatest problems. One of those minds? Brilliant chemist and highly creative photojournalist Peter Parker, the spectacular Spider-Man!…

 

by Daniel Pickett
June 9, 2011
Round 2, LLC and Captain Action Enterprises are pleased to announce that Joe Jusko will be developing the new packaging illustration for the new Captain Action® toy line. The new toys produced by Round 2, LLC are scheduled to debut in October 2011. The first release will include a new Captain Action figure and costume…

 

by Daniel Pickett
June 9, 2011
Thousand of gamers at more than 250 hobby stores across North America tried their hand at the hotly anticipated new trading card game Redakai over the weekend. The official launch weekend was a huge success, generating great excitement among players and the hobby stores that hosted events. "We encouraged retailers to document their Redakai launches over…

 

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