Articles for June, 2012

 

by Daniel Pickett
June 15, 2012
By now, you’ve picked up the first two sets of Expendables Minimates mini-figures, one at comic shops and specialty stores, the other at Toys “R” Us. Well, Diamond Select Toys has even more products coming out for the newest action-movie franchise, including action figures and more Minimates, and we’ve got pictures! First up are two…

 

by Daniel Pickett
June 15, 2012
Ninja’s and Zombies Have Never Been Cuter LOS ANGELES, Calif., (June 14, 2012) – Leading toy manufacturer Multiverse Studio Inc. today announced the latest addition to the Bobble Budds® adorable stable of unique and colorful figures! Everyone’s favorite silent assassin and undead brain-eater have new companions, in the form of Patient Zero and Stabby the Ninja….

 

DSC00522-500x313.jpg So we’re a month away today from the Main Event, the Big Show, the Granddaddy of them all, San Diego Comicon. It’s hard to believe last year we got our first glimpse of the gigantic Voltron Mattel had in store for us. Fast-forward to today, and we are ever so close to finally completing the…

 

by Ryan "TheSuperfly" Prast
June 14, 2012
trans.gif Father’s Day is this weekend, and what better way to celebrate than to revisit and expand upon my article from last year? Some fathers go fishing or hunting with their sons; others bond over golf, or tinker with cars.  I have friends that regularly camp with their sons, and play guitar, and build their relationship…

 

by Daniel Pickett
June 14, 2012
Hot on the heels of last years Super Powers-esque Green Lantern Battery Be@rbrick comes the news of this years SDCC exclusive from Medicom and Diamond that looks a lot like a certain Super Powers wave 1 crime fighter:   It’s looking like its going to be a very Bat-tastic SDCC this year! Medicom and Diamond…

 

by Daniel Pickett
June 14, 2012
On sale this week, on Friday the 15th is Horde Prime the June figure in the Club Eternia subscription.   Horde Prime is still a figure shrouded in mystery… literally.  Mattel has gone to great lengths to protect the secret of Horde Prime’s face, including gluing the removable helmet down at Toy Fair, not putting a…

 

by Daniel Pickett
June 14, 2012
Here is a quick update from http://www.bigbadtoystore.com about more cool new preorders as well as some nice new arrivals. ————- NEW PREORDERS ————- DC DIRECT OCTOBER ANNOUNCEMENTS The latest month’s worth of DC Direct items includes New 52 Superman and Starfire busts at $59.99 each ($10 off the MSRP), a Cover Girls Catwoman Statue from…

 

by Daniel Pickett
June 14, 2012
  Critically-Acclaimed Documentary Will Be Released In Two Special Edition Sets   With One-of-A-Kind Figurines – Including the First Ever Joss Whedon Action Figure   Los Angeles, CA (June 13, 2012) – Chris Ball, President and CEO of LA-based film production and distribution company Wrekin Hill Entertainment, and Joel Weinshanker, President and CEO of NECA Films,…

 

by Jason "JJJason" Chirevas
June 13, 2012
Office-500x332.jpg If you’ve read me here on AFI since the beginning (which, unbelievable to me, was seven years ago), you know I spent most of my time back in the column days wringing my hands, fretting, and generally hating myself over the number of toys I had and the capricious manner in which I acquired them….

 

by Daniel Pickett
June 13, 2012
KÀ #1 Released to Fans at Comic-Con International in San Diego 2012 LAS VEGAS — KÀ by Cirque du Soleil, the spectacular production at MGM Grand Las Vegas, and Marvel Custom Solutions team up to tell the story of this acclaimed live production through an all-new, collectible comic book.  KÀ #1 will debut at the…

 

by Daniel Pickett
June 13, 2012
Star Wars: The Clone Wars – New Season 5 Trailer Star Wars: The Clone Wars returns for a fifth season this fall …and the new trailer gives more than a hint of things to come.

 

by Daniel Pickett
June 13, 2012
The choice of Mattel to use Comic Con 2012 to launch a new figure/staction/product line has been a controversial one with fans.  I think this reaction was so strong because fans were expecting there to be some sort of DC Universe Classics/DC Signature Collection exclusive.  Mattel’s response to this was that the SDCC exclusives have…

 

by Daniel Pickett
June 13, 2012
Since 2002, Kingdom Hearts became a popular series of action role-playing games. Published and developed by Square Enix, the series sold more than 17 million copies worldwide. The games center on the main character Sora’s quest to find his friends. The success of the game has promoted a large variety of related merchandise like soundtracks, companion…

 

by Daniel Pickett
June 13, 2012
Teen-founded “WeStopHate.org” Gets an End-of-Aisle Retail Treatment, Encouraging Girls to Celebrate and Embrace Their Fun Freaky Flaws LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)— This July, when girls head to Walmart to do their back-to-school shopping, they will be greeted by a new member of Mattel’s Monster High® brand, the popular tween franchise centered on the teenage children of…

 

by Daniel Pickett
June 13, 2012
Last week, comic shops and specialty stores across North America got in their deliveries of the Marvel Select Lizard figure from the upcoming “Amazing Spider-Man” movie. Well, in hot pursuit is Spidey himself, who arrives in shops this week with a cool, wall-mountable display base! Packaged in the same displayable Select packaging as his scaly…

 

by Daniel Pickett
June 13, 2012
We got a big box of review samples from Mattel this week so get ready for a lot of features on new Mattel stuff, including a lot of the Comic Con exclusives! First up we have the DC Signature Collection figure for August – Mirror Master! Ah… it feels good to get another Flash Rogue. …

 

by Daniel Pickett
June 12, 2012
Browser-Based Game Lets Players Be Legendary Monsters; Rising Up this Summer   San Francisco – June 12, 2012—Bigpoint today released new information about its anticipated free-to-play (F2P) browser-based title, Universal Monsters Online.  The game, which Bigpoint is developing in collaboration with Universal Partnerships & Licensing, will enable players to experience Universal’s iconic cast of classic…

 

by Daniel Pickett
June 12, 2012
Minimate maniacs across the nation are calling in with reports that the Toys “R” Us-exclusive Marvel Minimates Series 13 has shown up on store shelves! Featuring Spider-Sense Spider-Man with First Appearance Punisher, Daredevil with Kingpin, Mirage with Magma and Boom-Boom with Rictor, this series includes must-have figures for both Spidey and X-Men fans! All of…

 

by Daniel Pickett
June 12, 2012
The Star Wars Diorama Workshop, a fixture at Star Wars Celebration events since 2002, is celebrating its tenth anniversary by producing the largest ever diorama display featuring a Return to Tatooine. But rather than just building a Mos Eisley diorama like a decade ago, this year’s version will feature the entire planet spread out over…

 

by Daniel Pickett
June 12, 2012
Introducing Batman “The Dark Knight Rises Edition”, Bane (SDCC exclusive), Superman, & Flash MIMOBOT Designs! It’s superhero madness here at Mimoco and we don’t care who knows it! We’re halfway through 2012, a year that’s already seen tons of great new MIMOBOT characters, and we’re showing no signs of stopping! We’re adding to our line of Batman and Green Lantern waves of our DC X MIMOBOT Designer USB flash drives…

 

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