Articles for October, 2012

 

by Daniel Pickett
October 31, 2012
AFIPumpkin-500x524.jpg Wishing all of you a happy and safe Halloween!

 

by Daniel Pickett
October 31, 2012
Happy Halloween! Over the past few years, Diamond Select has established itself as the preeminent purveyor of horror toys, and this Halloween they’re pulling out all the stops! In addition to a black-and-white Walking Dead Minimates two-pack that’s exclusively available at comic stores participating in Halloween ComicFest, they have a horde of haunted merchandise that’s…

 

by Daniel Pickett
October 31, 2012
bbtslogo5.gif New Preorders and new arrivals from our friends at BigBadToyStore.com ————- NEW PREORDERS ————- NEW BATTLE TANKERS – BATTLE SENTINEL SG SPECIAL, INTERSPACE ARMY COMMANDO EXCLUSIVE Maketoys has announced two new versions of the Battle Tanker Armor set.  The purple and black Battle Sentinel SG Special version makes a perfect add-on to the Shattered Glass…

 

by Daniel Pickett
October 30, 2012
To follow up on the previous news, just a bit ago StarWars.com posted an interview with George Lucas and Kathleen Kennedy as they discuss the future of Star Wars movies.

 

by Daniel Pickett
October 30, 2012
MicketR2.jpg DISNEY TO ACQUIRE LUCASFILM LTD. An investor conference call will take place at approximately 4:30 p.m. EDT / 1:30 p.m. PDT today, October 30, 2012. Details for the call are listed in the release. Global leader in high-quality family entertainment agrees to acquire world-renowned Lucasfilm Ltd, including legendary STAR WARS franchise. Acquisition continues Disney’s strategic…

 

by Daniel Pickett
October 30, 2012
MOTUCCastGSHalf.jpg Mattel just posted the update on the MattyCollector.com Facebook page – Castle Grayskull has officially reached the half-way mark on the pre-order meter: Castle Grayskull Thermometer Update: We’re officially over half way there. We’ve still got until November 12th – we can do this! You can get in on the pre-order here at MattyCollector.com.

 

by Daniel Pickett
October 30, 2012
New TRANSFORMERS Action Video Game Launches Exclusively on Nintendo Platforms Today, and on Nintendo’s Wii U™ System on November 18th   Santa Monica, CA – October 30, 2012 – The battle to protect mankind from the evil DECEPTICONS rages on in the TRANSFORMERS PRIME™ video game from Activision Publishing, Inc., a subsidiary of Activision Blizzard,…

 

by Daniel Pickett
October 29, 2012
”The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey”-­‐inspired menu items and memorabilia to land at America’s Diner on November 6 SPARTANBURG, S.C. (Oct. 24, 2012) – Denny’s, America’s iconic family diner, announced today its partnership with Warner Bros. Pictures to bring menu items and one-­‐of-­‐a-­‐kind memorabilia to the national diner inspired by the highly anticipated epic adventure “The…

 

by Daniel Pickett
October 29, 2012
Rovio has posted a new video for their upcoming ‘Star Wars Angry Birds’ game/app, and it contains the first gameplay footage we have seen for the title – Angry Birds Star Wars coming on November 8, to iOS, Android, Windows Phone, Kindle Fire, Mac, PC & Windows 8. Follow @angrybirds at http://twitter.com/angrybirds Like them at…

 

by Daniel Pickett
October 29, 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. Mattel took a short break from ‘Ask Matty’ the week of October 15th…

 

by Daniel Pickett
October 29, 2012
BootlegsoftheUniverse-500x185.jpg If you are a fan of Masters of the Universe, bootleg toys or just plain weird stuff then you should check out the “Bootlegs of the Universe” Facebook page.  This fun page is brought to you by the twisted minds of collectors, John Santagada (formerly of DC Direct and Mezco) and Hex Evo (KO-Messiah).  …

 

by Daniel Pickett
October 28, 2012
DCCNYCCGLExclus1-150x150.jpg For those of you unable to attend NYCC 2012 you now have the chance to pick up the NYCC exclusive DC COLLECTIBLES: JOHN STEWART & ATROCITUS 3 3/4″ 2-PACK.  Much like the SDCC 2012 exclusive set DC Collectibles has turned over their remaining stock to Graphitti Designs so now all fans have a shot at…

 

by Daniel Pickett
October 28, 2012
ZicaYvonne2-500x737.jpg I posted before about  the pre-order for Zica toys trying to bring their female 8″ figure to market.   Now they have launched a Kickstarter campaign to help bring this figure to production.  As of this writing there are a little more than 48 hours left in the campaign and they still have a way to…

 

by Daniel Pickett
October 27, 2012
bbtslogo4.gif A few new preorders from our friends at BigBadToyStore.com Hot Toys Resident Evil – Ada Wong http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=HOT10418&mode=retail&picture=out Takara Seeker Elite 3-Pack http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=TAK11621&mode=retail&picture=out TFC Uranus SR-71 Blackbird http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=TFC10028&mode=retail&picture=out Carlito’s Way – Al Pacino 1/6 http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=BLTZ10001&mode=retail&picture=out G1 Commemorative – Astrotrain, Ultra Magnus, Powermaster Prime http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/search.aspx?search=transformers+commemorative

 

by Daniel Pickett
October 26, 2012
Watch your back, Rudolph — the Mad Monster Party has begun! Released in 1967 by stop-motion magnates Rankin-Bass, Mad Monster Party is the horror buff’s bedtime story, the Halloween equivalent of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, and a benchmark in the grand tradition of stop-motion animation. Now, 45 years later, Diamond Sleect Toys is giving the…

 

by Daniel Pickett
October 26, 2012
W8895_fullsizeimage02.jpg Mattel has posted the line-up of available products for their November 2012 MattyCollector,com sale: Toy Fans,Last summer, we held a contest where fans submitted their concepts for a new MOTUC character. Daniel Benedict’s Castle Grayskullman™ blew everyone away and we’re stoked to finally see it come to life on Thursday, November 15th as the final…

 

by Daniel Pickett
October 25, 2012
Chillingo and Mobile Developer GlitchSoft Transform Classic Brand into Cutting-Edge Game Play   El SEGUNDO, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Honoring the 30th anniversary of He-Man® and the Masters of the Universe® franchise, Mattel and Chillingo, a leading independent games publisher along with mobile developer GlitchSoft, have launched an exciting new He-Man® game app. Available in the App…

 

by Daniel Pickett
October 25, 2012
I don’t think there were many of us that started collecting the original 6″ Mattel Batman line who could have predicted that it would eventually lead to us getting the Metal Men as articulated figures.   We already have Iron, Gold and Mercury from the retail DCUC Line.  We know that Platinum and Tim will be…

 

by Daniel Pickett
October 25, 2012
Articulated_Batman_576.jpg Earlier today the gang at DC Collectibles posted their latest Q&A on their official blog.   These questions were taken from fan’s questions at recent cons and their Facebook page:   When we say the word “action,” what do you think about? Well, if you think of action figures, then look no further. You’ve just hit…

 

by Daniel Pickett
October 24, 2012
Funko announced three new licenses in their Pop Vinyl line: Pop! Halo 4 Halo 4 is the first installment in a new totally sweet trilogy of Halo series games, named the “Reclaimer Trilogy”! This game will hit shelves on November 6th and our Pop!’s VERY shortly thereafter on November 8th. Master Chief and Cortana (we…

 

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