Articles for January, 2012

 

by Daniel Pickett
January 20, 2012
The Only Thing You Have to Fear is Not Getting These “Fear Itself” Marvel Minimates! One of the biggest comic events of 2011 — one whose effects are still rippling through the Marvel Universe — was Fear Itself. The massive Marvel Comics crossover, which saw eight mystical hammers fall into the hands of the world’s…

 

by Daniel Pickett
January 20, 2012
mattel1.gif EL SEGUNDO, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– FORTUNE announced today that Mattel (NASDAQ: MAT), the world’s largest toy company, has been ranked #79 on the 15th annual “100 Best Companies to Work For” list. This is the fifth consecutive year Mattel has been named to this prestigious list. “At Mattel, we are committed to fostering creativity, cultivating talent…

 

by Ryan "TheSuperfly" Prast
January 20, 2012
4HBIRK_small2-500x384.jpg Over the past week, the mighty Four Horsemen have been showing off the new extremely limited Cosmic Creators Series – The Birnkrant Edition Outer Space Men figures for the Toypocalypse 2: Futuretro gallery show on February 10 in NYC. Deep Blue Astro-Nautilus, Metalmorpho, Goldiac, Blazing Inferno will be available beginning February 10th exclusively at the Four…

 

by Daniel Pickett
January 19, 2012
A Deep Undercover Mission   When the Jedi learn of a Separatist plot to kidnap Chancellor Palpatine, one of them must go deep undercover as a hardened criminal to extract information from the conspirators. To alleviate all suspicions and fit seamlessly into a high security Republic prison, a Jedi must die! But not everything is…

 

by Daniel Pickett
January 19, 2012
January 17, 2012 (HILLSIDE, NJ)— WizKids/NECA announces the complete sell-out of their most recent Pathfinder Battle miniatures release, Heroes & Monsters. WizKids’ entire inventory of Pathfinder Battles: Heroes & Monsters, which released to the public on January 11, 2012, has been completely sold to distributors worldwide. Heroes & Monsters includes 40 beautifully prepainted miniatures perfect…

 

by Daniel Pickett
January 19, 2012
1:43    2012 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon casting for open market order in February 2012   INDIANAPOLIS, IN (January 19, 2012) GreenLight has set out to explore a new scale in die cast offerings with their first ever original release of an official 1:43 GreenLight tool. Two open stock variations will be available in February 2012 of the limited edition…

 

by Ryan "TheSuperfly" Prast
January 19, 2012
mattel.gif MOTU Fans, Hey gang, Scott “Toy Guru” Neitlich here… A lot has gone down in the last 60 days or so and it being 2012 (the 30th anniversary of the brand!) I want to try and clear the air, squash some rumors and move forward together with all of our customers and fans for a…

 

by Daniel Pickett
January 19, 2012
New identity designed to showcase DC Entertainment’s rich portfolio of brands, stories and characters across all media platforms. BURBANK, CA, January 19, 2012 – DC Entertainment, a Warner Bros. Entertainment company and home to iconic brands DC Comics, Vertigo and MAD, revealed today a new brand identity.  The new identity is reflective of the company’s…

 

by Daniel Pickett
January 19, 2012
Super Hero Adventures, Based On the Hit ‘Super Hero Squad’ Cartoon Coming to The Hub, Will Debut New Action Figures, Playsets and Plush at New York Toy Fair PAWTUCKET, R.I.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAS – News) continues to grow and expand its long-term strategic partnership with Marvel Entertainment, LLC, as the global branded play…

 

by Daniel Pickett
January 19, 2012
Posted today on the Hot Toys Facebook page: “Batman Returns, another great superhero movie directed by Tim Burton! We are here proud to present this movie license to our fans! The 1/6th and 1/4th scale Collectible Figures will be launched in late 2012. Please stay tuned!”  

 

by Daniel Pickett
January 19, 2012
The Zorro Deluxe 1/6 Scale Collectible features an all-new headsculpt, full cloth fabric outfit with wired cape for posing, real leather boots, fully functional metal spurs, full metal sword, and wired whip for posing! Zorro will ride once again to fight against tyranny, fighting soldiers and evil-doers for yet another generation with this all new…

 

by Daniel Pickett
January 19, 2012
Edison, NJ – January 17, 2012 Pretty Ugly, LLC  announces a licensing partnership with Funko, LLC  to manufacture POP! and Blox Vinyl figures of the beloved Uglydoll characters. POP! Figures will be available February 2012. Blox Figures will hit retail shelves as early April 2012. Both can be found at specialty retailers nationwide and are available in an assortment of styles…

 

by Daniel Pickett
January 18, 2012
ELIJAH BRITAIN HAS WON THE RIDE OF A LIFETIME WITH BUMBLEBEE AND OPTIMUS PRIME Carriere, Mississippi Student Awarded Grand Prize in Hasbro’s TRANSFORMERS “Win a Ride with the AUTOBOTS” Sweepstakes In Which He Went to Amazing TRANSFORMERS Destinations and Drove In Fan-Favorite BUMBLEBEE! PAWTUCKET, RI – January 17, 2012 – Elijah Britain, from Carriere, Mississippi, a passionate fan of the popular TRANSFORMERS brand was announced today by Hasbro, Inc….

 

by Daniel Pickett
January 18, 2012
Like many other websites, we will be going dark tomorrow in protest to the proposed SOPA and PIPA bills.   This is an important issue that we encourage you to read up on and join in the fight. What is SOPA? We just wanted to give you a heads up so you are not surprised. Get…

 

by Daniel Pickett
January 17, 2012
MattyAFiLogo-150x150.jpg Twice a month the gang from Mattel are kind enough to answer five questions from AFi readers.  The Mattel marketing and PR team, have replied with the answers to our latest round of questions that AFi readers have posted in our forums. Mattel will took a short break earlier this month for the holidays and now they…

 

by Daniel Pickett
January 17, 2012
DCDirectNewLogo.jpg 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 April  2012 as listed below.   Most of…

 

by Daniel Pickett
January 17, 2012
Because of the 15th falling on a Sunday and MLK Day yesterday the next MattyCollector sale will be today January 17th.  There are a few old items such as Battle Cat, Faker, Battle Armor Skeletor and Panthor that can be had for the new 2012 pricing. And then there are the 2 new items today:…

 

by Danny "CantinaDan" Neumann
January 17, 2012
BLOGfemaleAFs-OPEN1.jpg I’m hoping you didn’t come here looking for facts. Or statistics. Or anecdotes from former toy company big wigs. All you’re gonna get is a flimsy theory pulled from CantinaDanny’s Action Figure Observer’s Field Guide. But it is true that, from the early days of the little plastic people, action figure lines have been light…

 

by Daniel Pickett
January 16, 2012
Evildoers beware as Mezco brings the intergalactic hero Earthworm Jim to life as an articulated figure! Jim comes complete with a game accurate plasma blaster as well as his famous ultra-high-tech-indestructible-super-space-cyber-suit. The 6inch scale Earthworm Jim features 8 points of articulation. He comes complete not only with his plasma blaster, but with an alternate “bendy”…

 

by Daniel Pickett
January 16, 2012
Another Monday and another episode of the ‘Geek Shall Inherit’ podcast. In this episode: Jason talks about the upcoming Complete James Bond Blu-Ray collection Daniel and Jason give you their picks on who should perform the 50th Anniversary James Bond theme. Daniel (and Siri) give you the details on “An Evening With Adam West.” Daniel…

 

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