Articles for February, 2012

 

by Daniel Pickett
February 21, 2012
Our friend and AFi reader Greg Schmidt is an editor at the New York Times, and every so often he’s able to write an article about the toy and comic book industry (you can see some of his past articles here). Just this past week coming out of Toy Fair 2012 he was able to…

 

by Danny "CantinaDan" Neumann
February 21, 2012
BLOGprideJOY-OPENv21.jpg Last year there was a thread in the General Toy Talk section of the Action Figure Insider forum called: Whats Your Pride and Joy? It was a cool topic and I remember posting: “I think right now my Pride and Joy is my humble collection of 3 3/4″ scale vintage figures.” Since then I planned…

 

by Daniel Pickett
February 21, 2012
  Hot Toys – MMS169 – The Avengers: 1/6th scale Nick Fury Limited Edition Collectible Figurine Specification Hot Toys is proud to present the first limited edition collectible figurine from the upcoming superhero movie The Avengers produced by Marvel Studio – Nick Fury, the director of S.H.I.E.L.D. The movie-accurate collectible is specially crafted based on…

 

by Daniel Pickett
February 20, 2012
Mentioned today on the Gentle Giant blog: Available exclusively to the members of the Premier Guild for a limited time, it’s the White Widow Variant Mini Bust! Inspired by the alternate cover of Black Widow: Deadly Origin #2, this variant has just arrived and is ready to ship NOW! This bust will be available to…

 

by Daniel Pickett
February 20, 2012
Happy Presidents Day All!  Today we have a jumbo sized episode as we finish up our Toy Fair 2012 discussion and interviews.  Seriously… this episode ended up like 90 minutes. (I blame Jason.) We do our regular weekly discussion on the geek topics of the week.  We talk about our impressions of what we saw…

 

by Erik "Superfriend" Skov
February 20, 2012
101_6367-500x374.jpg One of the amazing things about WizKids HeroClix is the ever increasing variety of teams/armies you can make to play against your friends (or opponents in tournaments).  The NECA/WizKids gallery does a good job of showing the packaging, but does a poor job of showing the potential of the game.  To add to what they…

 

by Jeff Cope
February 20, 2012
tf12_longlogo9-500x76.jpg Well, yet another Toy Fair has come and gone and, despite all my (misplaced?) hopes and anticipation it was antoher ho-hum showing at the biggest event in the toy industry. Now, to be fair I need be mindful of the fact that the American International Toy Fair is for the entirety of the toy industry,…

 

by Daniel Pickett
February 18, 2012
4HM_OSM_NOTF-150x150.jpg First, we wanted to thank everyone who attended and participated in Toypocalypse 2: Futuretro. Those of you who were able to submit a custom Outer Space Men figure – we couldn’t be more grateful to you. Thank you SO much! We think the show was a tremendous success and we had a blast doing it….

 

by Daniel Pickett
February 17, 2012
SideshowCollectibles.com revamped their flex-pay program this week to make it even easier for fans to get what they want.

 

by Daniel Pickett
February 17, 2012
Is Funko teaming up with Mattel to make Masters of the Universe products?   Could be!  In the “post heard round the world,” this image on the official Funko Facebook page with the caption below along with their Wednesday post of  ” Today, I just feel like, “I have the POWER”!!!”  all but confirms the news….

 

by Daniel Pickett
February 16, 2012
Studio chooses industry leader to co-publish and distribute highly anticipated video game inspired by the new Star Trek film, set to ship the first quarter of 2013 prior to new movie.   SAN JOSE, Calif., (February 10, 2012) – Paramount Pictures and leading video game publisher and developer NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc. today announced…

 

by Daniel Pickett
February 16, 2012
Hillside, N.J. & CARY, N.C.—February 16, 2012—Developers of HeroClix Online, a digital transliteration of the popular combat-oriented tabletop game, today announced the addition of two all-new DC Comics sets, Green Lantern Gravity Feed and Green Lantern Fast Forces. The new characters add a total of 16 figures with varying stats and powers to the game…

 

by Daniel Pickett
February 16, 2012
MPH_60th_Birthday-150x150.jpg Everyone’s Favorite Tater Commemorates 60 Spud-tastic Years as a Pop Culture Icon PAWTUCKET, R.I.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–This year, Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAS) will mark the 60th anniversary of the Company’s official “spokes spud,” the MR. POTATO HEAD character. A classic rite of passage for most preschoolers, the MR. POTATO HEADtoy is one of Hasbro’s most cherished characters…

 

by Daniel Pickett
February 16, 2012
MattyAFiLogo-150x1501.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. If you have post-Toy Fair questions make sure to post them in the thread for…

 

by Daniel Pickett
February 16, 2012
New Online Talk Show Reveals the Process of Making a Game based on the World’s Most Popular Zombie Franchise San Rafael, CA – February 15, 2012 – Telltale Games and Robert Kirkman, the Eisner Award-winning creator/writer of The Walking Dead, announced that the first episode of Playing Dead, a new online talk show discussing their…

 

by Daniel Pickett
February 16, 2012
“Generation App” … “Glowing Wild” … “Little Learners” … “Save ‘n’ Splurge” Among Key Trends NEW YORK, Feb. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — A slate of hot new toy trends for 2012 that keep pace with advancements in the tech world, mirror societal trends and aim to produce well-rounded, lifelong learners were unveiled today by the…

 

by Daniel Pickett
February 16, 2012
Reintroduces set with new Stats and Powers Hillside, N.J. & Cary, N.C.—February 14 , 2012—HeroClix Online today released a new Marvel set, Hammer of Thor Fast Forces with all-new stats and powers. Hammer of Thor Fast Force figures include characters Thor, Fandral, Hogun, Volstagg, Asgardian Brawler and Loki, recharged with new powers. A special in-game…

 

by Daniel Pickett
February 16, 2012
ThinkGeek unveils pocket-sized D-Pad, leveling up the gaming experience of iOS and Android smartphones and tablets FAIRFAX, VA – February 13, 2012 – ThinkGeek is set to unveil its newest product, iCADE 8-Bitty, at the 2012 Toy Fair in New York City.  Its big brother, the iCADE gaming cabinet, began as an April Fool’s joke…

 

by Daniel Pickett
February 16, 2012
We just received this pre-order news from our friends at BigBadToyStore.com that showcases a lot of the new products and lines that were shown at this weeks New York Toy Fair: Hi – we’ve just listed a variety of cool new items based on information revealed at Toy Fair as well as a few cool…

 

by Daniel Pickett
February 15, 2012
MEGA BRANDS UNVEIL MEGA BLOKS POWER RANGERS SUPER SAMURAI FOR 2012 MONTREAL/NEW YORK – February 15, 2012 – MEGA Brands Inc. (TSX: MB) unveiled its exciting new line-up of Mega Bloks Power Rangers construction toys at the 2012 American International Toy Fair in New York City. The Mega Bloks Power Rangers Super Samurai line, which…

 

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