Articles for August, 2012

 

by Daniel Pickett
August 31, 2012
  We are in the final hours to reach the goal on the pre-order to get this set made and to complete our 6″ Young Justice team.     The preorder page is here.  Right now the status thermometer is at about half way.  There is still time to rally for this set!  The preorder sell-in window…

 

by Daniel Pickett
August 31, 2012
  Following the great response of The Dark Knight Rises movie and our movie-accurate collectibles, Hot Toys is proud to present the highly anticipated female character – the 1/6th scale Selina Kyle/ Catwoman Collectible Figure from this movie. The collectible is specially crafted based on the image of Anne Hathaway as the prominent character Selina…

 

by Daniel Pickett
August 31, 2012
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 took a short break from ‘Ask Matty’ during July for Comic Con, but now…

 

by Daniel Pickett
August 31, 2012
Right around the time of Comic Con the question was raised a few places asking if the 2 neck insert pieces from the MOTUC Mekaneck could be used together to make one large neck piece. The answer back from Mattel was a sort of vague “that’s not really how they were designed to work”. Now…

 

by Daniel Pickett
August 31, 2012
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment takes ‘GOTHAM CITY IMPOSTORS’ FREE TO PLAY! Download the New Steam® Version Now and Join the Battle for Gotham City Burbank, CA – August 31, 2012 – The Bats and Jokerz are running free! Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment today announced that the PC version of Gotham City Impostors is now Free To Play.  The latest version of the game is now available…

 

by Daniel Pickett
August 31, 2012
Starting tomorrow, September 1, the first official presales will begin rolling out for The Hobbit toy collection from The Bridge Direct! The following online retailers will be taking orders throughout September: www.Amazon.com www.ToysRUs.com www.EntertainmentEarth.com The items that will be available to purchase include: 3.75” ACTION FIGURE BOX SET – SRP $29.99 Join Bilbo and four…

 

by Daniel Pickett
August 31, 2012
LEGO® Batman™ Visual Dictionary (LEGO DC Universe Super Heroes) Book Trailer Enter the world of your favorite LEGO® super hero in the first ever guide to LEGO® Batman™! LEGO Batman Visual Dictionary (LEGO DC Universe Super Heroes) combines DK’s famous Visual Dictionary format with the adventurous world of the LEGO Caped Crusader. Every set and minifigure from the LEGO Batman universe will now be at your…

 

by Daniel Pickett
August 30, 2012
With fallen Fantastic Four member the Human Torch recently discovered alive and relatively well in the Negative Zone, Diamond Select Toys has decided to celebrate by making Marvel Minimates Series 48 their most fantastic assortment yet! Available only at comic shops and specialty stores, this series will feature three two-packs, plus one rare variant two-pack…

 

by Daniel Pickett
August 30, 2012
Hillside, NJ—August 30, 2012—National Entertainment Collectibles Association Inc. (NECA) is pleased to announce the entry of a Consent Permanent Injunction in a trademark infringement lawsuit against Tree House Kids, Inc. In the lawsuit, NECA’s subsidiary WizKids/NECA, LLC (WizKids) alleges that use of the trademark HEROICS by Tree House Kids in connection with the sale of…

 

by Daniel Pickett
August 30, 2012
This year, comic shops across the country will participate in Halloween ComicFest, with special giveaways and limited-edition comics, as well as some cool Halloween-themed merchandise. And Diamond Select Toys is participating in the event with an exclusive 2-pack of Walking Dead Minimates! DST has taken their rare Winter Coat Dale and Female Zombie 2-pack from…

 

by Daniel Pickett
August 29, 2012
The gang at Spy Monkey Creations posted the following teases tonight on their official Facebook page teasing their next major product line… And trust me, when they are ready to reveal.. you’re going to like it…

 

by Daniel Pickett
August 29, 2012
Physical toys interact with apps bringing kids fun, screen-safe, rich content play experiences on iPad® EL SEGUNDO, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)-– In line with today’s modern families and the popularity of iPad at home, Mattel, Inc. launches Apptivity™ featuring screen-safe toys for the iPad that interact with apps from the world’s biggest and most popular brands. From…

 

by Daniel Pickett
August 29, 2012
Valve and Weta Ltd are excited to announce an agreement to create and market collectible statues, weapons and armor from Valve’s wildly successful Dota 2 online video game. The first items in the range of Dota 2 collectibles will be on display this Friday 31st August at “The International” Dota 2 Championships, taking place in…

 

by Daniel Pickett
August 29, 2012
Clone Wars Returns for its Fifth Season and Enters Syndication Nationwide The Epic Saga Continues as Star Wars™: The Clone Wars™ Returns for its Fifth Season on Cartoon Network and Enters Syndication Nationwide This September, the Critically Acclaimed Series from Lucasfilm Animation Returns for Season Five, while Seasons One and Two Enter Syndication Across the Nation. SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (August 29, 2012) – Following an impressive…

 

by Daniel Pickett
August 29, 2012
Our friends at BigBadToyStore.com sent us news of their latest pre-orders. ————- NEW PREORDERS ————- MOVIE MASTERPIECE 1/6 SCALE WOLVERINE COLLECTIBLE FIGURE Hot Toys will be releasing a new version of Wolverine, this time based on his appearance in “X-Men: The Last Stand”.  It comes with alternate hands, a light-up display base and much more,…

 

by Daniel Pickett
August 28, 2012
Earlier this week Mattel posted details and full line up of their 9/17 sale on MattyCollector.com Toy Fans, With the madness of the Con and subscription season well behind us, you’d think we’d be in chill mode here at MattyCollector.com. But no way… things are heating up all over again for our September sasle! Be…

 

by Daniel Pickett
August 28, 2012
Going to a comic book shop on Wednesday — a.k.a. “New Toy Day” — is like celebrating the holidays every week, especially with all the new product shipping to stores from Diamond Select Toys. Check out what shipped to stores this week! Star Trek: The Next Generation Retro Picard and Borg Figures The toys may…

 

by Daniel Pickett
August 28, 2012
4” Google Android™ inspired robot reacts to smartphone notifications, avoids obstacles, dances to music and is fully controlled by a Bluetooth-enabled smartphone WILMINGTON, Del. – Aug. 28, 2012 – Reality Robotics, established by experienced product developers of robotic toys such as DeskPets Tankbot and WowWee Robopanda, is excited to announce the Be The Robot (BERO)…

 

by Daniel Pickett
August 28, 2012
Posted today on the DST Facebook page – There will be a black and white ‘The Munsters” boxed set.   This is a great way to get the whole family.

 

by Daniel Pickett
August 27, 2012
Peavey Hollywood to Open With Comics Legend Stan Lee, Guitar Virtuoso Alex Skolnick, Founder Hartley Peavey & More   Star-studded grand opening of rock & roll’s new Hollywood home free to public Music icon Peavey Electronics will host a star-studded grand opening of its first showroom in Hollywood next weekend, Sept. 1-5, with appearances by…

 

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