Articles for January, 2012

 

by Daniel Pickett
January 31, 2012
One of the casualties of DC Entertainment “reshuffle” of the DC Direct staff and brand resulted in several key players loosing their jobs, some people that remained left the company instead of  relocating to their new Burbank mothership .. um… offices.  Also DC Direct seemed to have abandoned their DC Unlimted brand that handled licensed…

 

by Daniel Pickett
January 31, 2012
As we run up to Toy Fair 2012 there are all sorts of new images cropping up.  We saw the prototypes for Marvel Legends wave 2 at New York Comic Con, now a source has unearthed Hasbro’s studio pictures of that wave. The line up includes: Big-Time Spider-Man Bucky Cap Daken Drax Fantomex Wrecking Crew…

 

by Daniel Pickett
January 31, 2012
Toys1.jpg Some interesting toy facts that were forwarded to me from the author.  As we start the countdown to Toy Fair and our coverage it’s interesting to see these stats and the global impact of toys and toy sales.  Things like: Less than 4% of the world’s children live in the US while consuming 40% of…

 

by Daniel Pickett
January 30, 2012
DSTMMKitt8-150x150.jpg Diamond Select Toys sent us this peek at their most recent Minimates photo shoot: With Super Pursuit Mode KITT out in stores now as part of Minimates Vehicles Wave 3 (along with the villainous KARR), we’ve been thrilled to see such an overwhelmingly positive response from not only casual Knight Rider fans, but also the…

 

by Daniel Pickett
January 30, 2012
5_Mini_Qee_Love_Pink_Bear-150x150.jpg Love is in the air as Toy2R plans to release the third flocked 5″ Mini Qee Bear in the “Qee Loves” series. Introducing the Qee Loves Pink Mini Qee Bear. Following in the Qee-Steps as last year’s winter edition (Qee Loves White) and the classic spring edition (Qee Loves Green) Toy2R continues the cuteness with…

 

by Daniel Pickett
January 30, 2012
Limited-Edition Prop Replicas and Collectibles Based on Iron Man, Thor, Captain America and More to be Revealed in 2012                      BURBANK, Calif. (Jan. 26, 2012) – After making full-scale prop replicas and collectibles for some of the most iconic science-fiction, fantasy and action franchises of all time, eFX Inc. announced today that it will…

 

by Daniel Pickett
January 30, 2012
Action Figures, Role Play Accessories, Vehicles, Construction Sets and More Toys Than Can Fit Into a Smuggler’s Cargo Hold Land at Toys“R”Us Stores and Toysrus.com on January 30 in Anticipation of Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace in 3D Star Wars fans, action figure collectors and construction enthusiasts are feeling a ripple in the…

 

by Daniel Pickett
January 30, 2012
Toy2R is thrilled to have seen Sinned NYC’s custom 8 inch Qee Bear pop up on last week’s episode of the Emmy Award winning comedy, 30 ROCK. The custom Qee was spotted during the opening of last week’s episode, The Ballad of Kenneth Parcell. Check him out, sitting in the middle of the writer’s table,…

 

by Daniel Pickett
January 30, 2012
gijoecon2012tease2-150x150.jpg The following message was sent out by the G.I. Joe Collector Club: Please note that due to circumstances beyond our control with the anticipated venue for the convention, the dates of GIJoeCon will now be June 28-July 1 at a new venue, the Hilton New Orleans Riverside. We apologize for any problems or issues this…

 

by Jason "ToyOtter" Geyer
January 29, 2012
medium So these days it seems like no one is totally happy with the companies that are making mainstream toys. If it’s not the price hikes, it’s the selection. Or the quality control. Or the shoulders are backward. Sure, sure, these problems are all annoying, especially in light of the price you pay for the toys…

 

by Daniel Pickett
January 29, 2012
Toypocalypse 2: Futuretro is less than two weeks away and we’ve just gotten  the confirmation that the original creator of the Outer Space Men and toy industry icon Mel Birnkrant will be our very special guest of honor on the opening night – February 10th, 2012 at the TT Underground Gallery in NYC! Don’t miss this…

 

by Daniel Pickett
January 29, 2012
MOTU301-150x150.jpg Earlier this week Scott AKA Toy Guru took to the MattyCollector message boards to address some long standing discussions about Quality Control issues and Mattel’s Masters of the Universe Classics line.   He takes each figure in question and answers each issue and what was done to correct it. MOTU Classics fans,Toy Guru here. Last week…

 

by Daniel Pickett
January 27, 2012
The Avengers movie is almost upon us, and Diamond Select Toys is building up the team in their Marvel Select action figure line! First up is the Avengers’ newest recruit and the world’s greatest marksman, Hawkeye! Based on the likeness of actor Jeremy Renner, this 7-inch-scale Marvel Select figure comes with his trademark bow and…

 

by Cesar Zamora
January 27, 2012
Bruce_Wayne_BTBATB_0081.png Batman: Brave and the Bold was scary for many reasons: it had a light tone, it was not a Timm-verse Batman, and Oswald from “The Drew Carey Show” was BATMAN!!! The toys were even scarier, they weren’t in scale with JLU and they had crazy peg-holes, PEG-HOLES!!!!! The magic of the show won fans  over,…

 

by Daniel Pickett
January 26, 2012
The wait is almost over.  The team from Spy Monkey Creations have been teasing fans with silhouettes of their upcoming line of factory produced weapons and accessories for several weeks.  Now the veil of secrecy has been lifted and fans can get their first look at these impressive new sets The Spy Monkey Creations –…

 

by Daniel Pickett
January 26, 2012
Second time is a charm!  Travel Channel is giving fans a chance to watch the pilot episode of “Toy Hunters” one more time, this time in Prime Time!  If you missed it on the 15th  you can check it out THIS SUNDAY Jan 28th at 6pm (Check your local listings.) and see what the collecting…

 

by Ryan "TheSuperfly" Prast
January 26, 2012
3ABC_181.jpg Since ordering the 1/6 scale Blind Cowboy and Ghost Horse Super Set from threeA Toys many months ago, I have been anxiously awaiting the delivery of the enormous box…and yesterday it arrived.  I haven’t been able to stop messing with it and nearly took the day off work to play with it, so I thought…

 

by Daniel Pickett
January 26, 2012
Gotham City Impostors Trailer and Beta Announcement Today Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and DC Entertainment announced that the Gotham City Impostors public console beta is now available in the Xbox LIVE® Marketplace for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and PlayStation®Network. Those interested in joining the Xbox 360 version of the beta can go to https://www.gothamcityimpostors.com/beta/ to register…

 

by Daniel Pickett
January 26, 2012
Posted moments ago on the MattyCollector Facebook page: Hey MOTUC fans! The 30th anniversary is in full swing! Without an further rambling by yours truly, here are the latest packaged shots we just got in today!   Kobra Kahn from the front. Packed out in the same pose as his vintage counterpart! Kahn will ship…

 

by Daniel Pickett
January 26, 2012
Diamond Select Toys has released over 60 figures in their Marvel Select line, all in a consistent 7-inch scale, and the year 2012 marks the line’s tenth anniversary. To celebrate, DST has several great figures planned, including figures based on the movies Avengers and Amazing Spider-Man, but the first figure to hit stores during our…

 

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