Articles for February, 2012

 

by Daniel Pickett
February 11, 2012
It’s been long rumored that the Skrulls would be a big part of the Avengers movie this Spring, originally appearing in leaked footage of a cancelled video game. Even though producer Kevin Feige has denied all involvement of Skrulls, Toy Fair coverage of Jakks showroom by MTV Geek and Idle Hands has uncovered very Skrull-like…

 

by Daniel Pickett
February 11, 2012
  We’ll have lots more pics coming soon, but it the meantime here are some quick shots of what the Four Horsemen debuted at their awesome Toypocalyse show tonight! Check out our gallery for all the pics! Among the new items were the Gothtropolis Vampire Queen and all her variants, a Gothtropolis Bird guy, some…

 

by Ryan "TheSuperfly" Prast
February 10, 2012
Robert Kirkman, creator and writer of Image/Skybound’s hit comic, “The Walking Dead,” and writer/Executive Producer on the international hit television show based upon it, has joined forces with Maryland-based Diamond Select Toys, who will handle the toy license.  DST has a 13-year-long history of producing quality toys and collectibles, many based on established comic book…

 

by Jeff Cope
February 10, 2012
thundercats_logo_new1.jpg This is the last of my admittedly self-indulgent series of Pre-Toy Fair articles looking at the lines that I’m most excited about. Toy Fair kicks off tomorrow with the Hasbro presentation, and then gets into full gear on Sunday. I’m on the edge of my seat waiting for the news to start coming in!

 

by Ryan "TheSuperfly" Prast
February 10, 2012
Developers of HeroClix Online, a digital transliteration of the popular board based game, have issued their latest State of the Game address, highlighting new and upcoming sets, updates and improvements to the game. “Dear HeroClix Online Players and Fans, Happy 2012! It’s been a busy year thus far and we have a lot of new…

 

by Daniel Pickett
February 10, 2012
Diamond Select Toys’ line of Marvel Comics-based neon signs has been getting “glowing” reviews, and now they’ve added another icon to their wall! Their current offerings of the Marvel Comics logo and Captain America’s shield are about to be joined by a brand-new sign featuring the Armored Avenger, Iron Man. The 12-inch-tall face of ol’…

 

by Daniel Pickett
February 10, 2012
Hasbro is heading to the final frontier at warp speed, as they’ll introduce a line of Star Trek-based toys beginning in 2013, with the launch supporting the Star Trek sequel set for release on May 17, 2013. First up will be a line of premium KRE-O Star Trek building sets that will feature legendary characters…

 

by Daniel Pickett
February 10, 2012
mattel_teamhotwheels_neuheitenshow_3-150x150.jpg Mattel Unveils 2012 Toy Portfolio Taking Global Brands to New Platforms and Play Patterns   EL SEGUNDO, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– At the 2012 New York International Toy Fair, leading toymaker Mattel, Inc. (NASDAQ:MAT) will showcase its newest toys that transcend the traditional playroom and deliver deeper ways for kids and families to engage with their favorite…

 

by Daniel Pickett
February 10, 2012
  NEW YORK — Avengers Assemble! Peavey® and Marvel Entertainment, LLC, have just made becoming a guitar Super Hero more fun than ever. Peavey Electronics®, one of the world’s largest manufacturers and suppliers of musical instruments and professional sound equipment, is showing its all-new line of officially licensed musical instruments featuring the legendary comic Super Heroes of…

 

by Daniel Pickett
February 10, 2012
“The Aquabats! Super Show!” is coming to The Hub TV Network PREPARE FOR AWESOMENESS WITH THE WORLD PREMIERE OF ‘THE AQUABATS! SUPER SHOW!’ ON THE HUB TV NETWORK MARCH 3 Co-creator of “Yo Gabba Gabba!” Executive Produces and Stars In New Hybrid Live-Action / Animated Series Unlike Anything Else on TV! LOS ANGELES – The Hub TV network, a television network for kids and their families, will premiere the…

 

by Daniel Pickett
February 10, 2012
As Diamond Select Toys reveals more and more of their Avengers movie toy line-up, fans have started to ask, where’s Iron Man? And while DST released a couple different versions of the Iron Man armor as part of their Iron Man 2 line, they were retailer exclusives that have long sold out, leaving new collectors…

 

by Daniel Pickett
February 9, 2012
Smallville Fans Rejoice! New Comic Book Series, SMALLVILLE SEASON 11, to Pick Up Where Show Left Off Fans of the smash-hit TV series Smallville haven’t had much to cheer about since the show ended its critically acclaimed 10-year run on The CW last May.  That’s all going to change with the upcoming new comic book…

 

by Daniel Pickett
February 9, 2012
Video Preview of Jakks Pacific Showroom – Men In Black 3, Monsuno, Where’s My Water? Looks like there is already some press on site at Toy Fair 2012.  Here’s a video preview featuring Jakks Pacific’s Jeremy Padawer and some of the new lines from Jakks including their new Monsuno, Where’s My Water, Men In Black 3, Train World, Spiderman,  and The Avengers lines.  

 

by Daniel Pickett
February 9, 2012
Hasbro put out a press release today highlighting all of the brands they will be showcasing at their showroom at Toy Fair 2012.   There’s a lot of information provided below, some that will appeal to AFi readers, some that won’t.   Their brands are listed in alphabetical order so you can scan the list for your…

 

by Daniel Pickett
February 9, 2012
DARK HORSE DELUXE OFFERS UP A NEW TWIST ON A CLASSIC TOY WITH AN ALL-NEW MYSTERY-BOX ASSORTMENT TO DEBUT AT TOY FAIR!  MILWAUKIE, OR, February 9—The Good Luck Trolls became one of America’s biggest toy fads in the early 1960s, and again in revivals over the years. In 2003, the Toy Industry Association commemorated them as one of…

 

by Daniel Pickett
February 9, 2012
Burbank, CA. – February 9, 2012 – DC Direct, the exclusive collectibles division of DC Entertainment, announced today an extensive line-up of new collectibles based on flagship publishing and film initiatives. Leading into New York Toy Fair, DC Direct unveiled two new collectible statues based on character art from the recently announced BEFORE WATCHMEN, a…

 

by Jeff Cope
February 9, 2012
wow-logo21.jpg Mega Bloks is going to be releasing construction sets based upon Blizzard Entertainment’s hugely successful World of Warcraft MMO game. I’ve covered this before in my blog here at AFi, so it should be no surprise that I’m really looking forward to this line. Let me be clear. I’m REALLY excited about this line!

 

by Daniel Pickett
February 9, 2012
Leading comics publisher Zenescope Entertainment has teamed up with award-winning sculptor Clayburn Moore and The CS Moore Studio Ltd to bring Zenescope’s popular titles and characters to life with several new action figure lines! Retailers, distributors and press can preview the lines in person at the Zenescope Entertainment booth #4920 at the American International Toy…

 

by Daniel Pickett
February 9, 2012
The conspiracy against the Chancellor is set. The playing pieces are on the board. Now, Count Dooku makes his move… In the next all-new episode of Star Wars: The Clone Wars, an extremely popular four-episode arc comes to its shocking finale. Obi-Wan is still deep undercover as the assassin Rako Hardeen, and he’s part of…

 

by Daniel Pickett
February 9, 2012
WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE ENTERTAINMENT LAUNCHES GOTHAM CITY IMPOSTORS Gear Up for Unconventional Urban Warfare in an Original Download Only First-Person Multiplayer Shooter – Available Now for Xbox 360, PlayStation®3 system and Windows PC BURBANK, Calif. – February 8, 2012 –  Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and DC Entertainment today announced the launch of Gotham City Impostors, an original, download only, multiplayer first-person shooter from…

 

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