Articles for June, 2012

 

by Daniel Pickett
June 8, 2012
Tim Bruckner, a veteran sculptor who has done extensive work for DC Direct, Toy Biz, Dark Horse and many others in his 43 years in the field, has just launched a new Website and store at TimBrucknerShop.com. The site will function as a portal for model kit enthusiasts to purchase his original resin kits, as…

 

by Daniel Pickett
June 8, 2012
Faces of Comic-Con: Limited Edition DVD of Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan’s Hope Coming in July! Figures NOT sold separately It’s not every documentary that gets its own action figures, but then, not every documentary is Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan’s Hope. Director Morgan Spurlock’s in-depth look at the lives of attendees at the 2010…

 

by Daniel Pickett
June 8, 2012
For the past two weeks, Marvel fans have been voting on who they want to see in the line-up for Marvel Minimates Series 50. Coming in 2013, this assortment will celebrate ten years of Marvel Minimates from Diamond Select Toys, and DST wants the fans to pick who they wanna see! The third poll is…

 

by Daniel Pickett
June 8, 2012
Commonly known in North America as the original Megazord in the first aired series of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers in 1993, the Daizyujin joins the ranks of the Super Robot Chogokin Series. The import of this figure is appropriately timed with the upcoming twentieth year anniversary of the Power Rangers legacy! Figure employs Super Robot…

 

by Daniel Pickett
June 8, 2012
Celebrities Help Family Theme Park Officially Open New Ride CARLSBAD, Calif. (June 7, 2012) – LEGOLAND® California Resort rolled out the red carpet and welcomed some of Hollywood’s stars for the official launch of its new ride, Pirate Reef. Celebrities became pirates for the day as they climbed aboard boats, plunged 25 feet down a…

 

by Jason "JJJason" Chirevas
June 8, 2012
I suspect you aren’t, either. So, in the event we might have some other common ground, I’ll just leave this here and maybe we’ll have someplace else to have fun together, from time to time. I’m still here. But now I’m there, too. Hope that’s cool. -J

 

by Ryan "TheSuperfly" Prast
June 7, 2012
BURBANK, Calif., June 7, 2012  — Holy Licensing Program, Batman!   Warner Bros. Consumer Products (WBCP) unveiled today, in advance of Licensing Show 2012, a new licensing program inspired by the classic 1960’s television series, Batman.  The program will feature captured photography from the live-action series, as well as the illustrated character art inspired by the…

 

by Daniel Pickett
June 7, 2012
This morning Marvel.com has the scoop on Hasbro’s 2012 SDCC Marvel Legends exclusive.  This year it will be a 3-pack boxed set of X-Force. San Diego Comic-Con is fast approaching and that means new toys! This year, collectors have a chance to hook their adamantium claws into the new Marvel Legends Special Edition Uncanny X-Force…

 

by Daniel Pickett
June 7, 2012
This was originally intended to be part of our week long 7th anniversary celebration, but it took a bit longer to cut together than anticipated, but we are still celebrating, so it’s still relevant.   It’s our 7th anniversary, but it’s Minimate’s TEN YEAR anniversary!   I personally am a huge fan of Minimates and have…

 

by Daniel Pickett
June 7, 2012
Monogram International presents exclusive eraser boxed set with 18 Marvel characters. Exclusive version will have 2 solid colored figures: gold Iron Man and silver Captain America. The set includes characters from Avengers, Spiderman, and X-Men and other Marvel superheroes. This Comic Con 2012 exclusive set for a low price of $35. Product Features •    Iron…

 

by Daniel Pickett
June 7, 2012
Hitting comic stores this week is the first set of Minimates based on the action-movie franchise to end all franchises, The Expendables! With Lee Christmas, Hale Caesar, Mr. Church and Tool, these 2-inch collectible action figures are ready to engage in covert operations… on your desk! They come packed with an arsenal of weaponry, and…

 

by Daniel Pickett
June 7, 2012
Batarang & Riddler Trophy Now On-Sale   (June 5, 2012 New York, NY) – TriForce Sales, LLC announced today that it has acquired the license from Warner Bros. Consumer Products to create 1:1 scale prop replicas of various weapons, gadgets and iconic objects from Batman: Arkham City and Batman: Arkham Asylum.  Developed by Rocksteady Studios…

 

by Daniel Pickett
June 7, 2012
~ DISNEY, DISNEY, DISNEY ~ Pop! Disney: Series 3 We LOVE it when a line comes together… As you can see, most of these characters go hand in hand. Let’s take a closer look and do the math… Peter Pan + A Sword + A Crocodile = Captain Hook! (I wonder what they called Captain…

 

by Daniel Pickett
June 6, 2012
Well, we missed a Monday, but we didn’t skip a week for a new episode! I still count that in the ‘win’ column. I could roll out all the clichés like “you can’t rush perfection” or “better late than never,” but the truth is Jason… well, he explains what happens in the episode so I’ll…

 

by Daniel Pickett
June 6, 2012
Become the Dark Knight Like Never Before with the Reimagined Action Game of 2011 Featuring Enhanced Gameplay Made Possible with the Wii U GamePad   BURBANK, Calif. – June 5, 2012 – Step into the Arkham action like never before! Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and DC Entertainment today announced Batman: Arkham City™ Armored Edition for…

 

by Daniel Pickett
June 6, 2012
Here is a quick update from http://www.bigbadtoystore.com about more great new preorders, new arrivals, and a new sale. —————————- Prices Reduced – 4700 items! —————————- We’ve reduced prices 15% to 20% on over 4700 older items!   We have 40 featured items and the 4700 other items are sorted by discount on our sale menu….

 

by Daniel Pickett
June 6, 2012
Polar Lights® To Release 1:8 Scale Wolverine Snap Kit From Brand-New Sculpt SOUTH BEND, Indiana – 06/01/2012 – Polar Lights®, a brand of Round 2, LLC, is excited to announce the release of an all-new 1:8 scale plastic model kit depicting popular Marvel character Wolverine! The model will be a snap-assembly kit with lots of…

 

by Ryan "TheSuperfly" Prast
June 6, 2012
walmart1.jpg I stumbled across this amusing account of my encounter with the oft-reviled “scalper” collector from 2004.  This was posted to RTM and the AFi forums, before it was deleted during the Great Hack of the 2005.  Keep in mind, I have obviously added anecdotal aspects for the sake of entertainment, and reflects my feelings and…

 

by Danny "CantinaDan" Neumann
June 6, 2012
BLOGlittleTHINGS-OPEN1.jpg A few months ago I was out in NJ visiting my mom. By now, I’ve scoured every nook and cranny of the house I grew up in for remnants of toys from days gone by. My previous visit turned up a vintage MEGO Dukes of Hazzard General Lee (a week after I bought one on…

 

by Daniel Pickett
June 6, 2012
Our old friend Dan Curto was kind enough to let us use his pictures of Hasbro’s 2012 Comic Con Exclusive Marvel Universe “Masters of Evil” boxed set.  This set features: Baron Zemo, Radioactive Man and Tiger Shark.

 

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