Articles for January, 2013

 

by Daniel Pickett
January 9, 2013
CBG-1699.jpg Sad news for the comic and pop culture industry.  After 42 years of publishing, CBG aka Comic Buyers Guide will cease publication with their March 2013 issue.  This issue is already “put to bed” so there will not be any tribute or special edition to mark the passing of this industry giant.  The announcement is…

 

by Daniel Pickett
January 9, 2013
bbtslogo2.gif More new pre-orders and great new in stock items from our friends at BigBadToyStore.com ————- NEW PREORDERS ————- HALF-LIFE GRAVITY GUN REPLICA The Zero Point Energy Field Manipulator from the Half-Life game series (also known as the gravity Gun) will be the next replica from NECA.  This full-size model measures almost 2′ long and features…

 

by Daniel Pickett
January 9, 2013
One of the big stories last week in the collector world was the appearance of two Mattel Masters of the Universe Classics figures at a single Southern California Walmart.  As reported… everywhere, an endcap of first issue Robotos and Gygors showed up at the Walmart in Moreno Valley, at prices lower than originally offered on…

 

by Daniel Pickett
January 9, 2013
This past week Steve over at Go Hero has been updating fans on the progress of their new Doc Savage 12″ figure.  A few weeks back we debuted the work in progress shots of the head.  Now you can see it coming together with paint and costume. Go Hero has also posted about 30 funny…

 

by Daniel Pickett
January 9, 2013
CAPhotoContest13-500x340.jpg Earlier this week our pals over at Captain Action announced an awesome photo contest full of fabulous prizes.   Read the details below and get snapping!   We’re inviting all Captain Action fans to share pictures of the new Captain Action & Dr. Evil figures, as well as Marvel Costume sets. They can be posed in…

 

by Daniel Pickett
January 9, 2013
It’s New Toy Day, and new products are making their way to comic shops and specialty stores from Diamond Select Toys! One is their Walking Dead Silicone Tray, where you can cast up your own body parts and eat them, and the other is the heavily armed first series of DST’s Expendables 2 Action Figures!…

 

by Daniel Pickett
January 9, 2013
bbtslogo1.gif More great new pre-orders listed today over on BigBadToyStore.com: Arkham City Play Arts Kai Series 03 – Poison Ivy http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=SEP10400&mode=retail Arkham City Play Arts Kai Series 03 – Harley Quinn http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=SEP10399&mode=retail Medal of Honor Warfighter Play Arts Kai – Preacher http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=SEP10401&mode=retail S.H. MonsterArts – King Kong (2005) http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=BAN14903&mode=retail Saint Cloth Myth EX – Cancer Deathmask…

 

by Daniel Pickett
January 8, 2013
Some of you might remember Hauke Scheer and his amazing customs from back in the “glory days” of RTM.  We our old friend is back and he’s hit the big time, now creating and manufactuing a figure based on his own idea. Check out Hauke’s MECHWHALES!   The Story of the Mechawhales: In the distant…

 

by Daniel Pickett
January 8, 2013
ELVIS™ X MIMOBOT® Designer USB Flash Drive Series Launches at CES 2013 Mimoco adds “The King,” Elvis Presley, to their Legends of MIMOBOT Collection (Las Vegas, Nevada – January 8, 2013) – At the 2013 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES), Mimoco, creator of the MIMOBOT® brand of designer USB flash drives, is proud to announce their first music-inspired collaboration with none other than the “King of Rock…

 

by Daniel Pickett
January 8, 2013
HeroClixOnline-logo11.png  Hillside, NJ—January 8, 2013—Players, fans and collectors need not wait for the physical HeroClix Amazing Spider-Man set release next month to check out some of the latest figures to join the realm! HeroClix Online today announced a preview, making four famed figures from the collection—straight from the pages of the long running comic Amazing Spider-Man—…

 

by Daniel Pickett
January 8, 2013
logo-500x386.jpg Happy New Year everyone! We are back for our first episode of 2013 and better than ever! Jason ALMOST secured a big name director for us as a guest on the show as he ran into him in his local Target store. Who was it? Listen and find out! We DIDN’T get that guest so…

 

by Daniel Pickett
January 8, 2013
The “Hills” Are Alive… With Toys! Over the holidays I was talking to fellow AFi staffer Cantina Dan about the “olden days” of collecting and I mentioned my time in the mid 90′s out east and hitting “Hills” department stores as part of my regular run.   I never had Hills in the mid-west and they seemed to be a treasure trove […]

 

by Daniel Pickett
January 8, 2013
The “Hills” Are Alive… With Toys! Over the holidays I was talking to fellow AFi staffer Cantina Dan about the “olden days” of collecting and I mentioned my time in the mid 90’s out east and hitting “Hills” department stores as part of my regular run.   I never had Hills in the mid-west and they seemed to be a treasure trove…

 

by Daniel Pickett
January 7, 2013
Half_Life_Gravity_Gun_email.jpg We just received the following news from our friends at NECA regarding the pre-order information of their upcoming Gravity Gun replica: This Wednesday – Pre-Order Links Go Live! US and International links go live: Similar to our Portal replica release, the official list of retailers will be posted to our site this Wednesday. US and…

 

by Daniel Pickett
January 7, 2013
UglyDoll-150x150.jpg Studio to Rep UGLYDOLL Franchise Across All Digital Platforms Universal is getting uglier. Universal Partnerships & Licensing has inked a deal with Pretty Ugly to rep the company’s Uglydoll franchise of characters across all digital platforms. That includes interactive games, apps, widgets and virtual goods. Deal to rep another company’s characters in such a manner…

 

by Daniel Pickett
January 7, 2013
SW_DroidFactory_Logo.gif The following is an official statement on the 2013 Star Wars toy line from the Hasbro Star Wars team. Star Wars fans,   The Droid Factory line which was slated for spring 2013 has been cancelled.  We were very excited about this line at its inception and wanted to give fans an early sneak peek…

 

by Daniel Pickett
January 7, 2013
Diamond Select Toys is moving two more Star Trek ships out of drydock, and this time their packaging is getting the refit! The U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701-B (from Star Trek: Generations) and NCC-1701-D (from Star Trek: The Next Generation) are headed to stores in the next month, with lights and sounds from their screen appearances, and…

 

by Daniel Pickett
January 5, 2013
Sideshow Production Peek: Chewbacca Premium Format On the 12th and final day of Sideshow’s “12 Days of Sideshow” we get a video production peek at the upcoming Premium Format statue for Chewbacca. Will someone get this big walking carpet out of my way? Pop Culture is Our Culture. It’s happening now @ Sideshow Experience http://www.sideshowexperience.com Sideshow Collectibles and Sideshow Experience are…

 

by Daniel Pickett
January 5, 2013
Last week we showed you the the blind bagged DC Comics 2.5″ Domo figures from Funko.  In that article there was a mention of Funko also doing Pop Vinyl DC Domos.  Now we have the images and line up for those. A Pop! Line like no other…The perfect Mash-Up of Domo and DC Comics!  In…

 

by Daniel Pickett
January 4, 2013
GGJumboGamorrean1-500x375.jpg Today, over on their official Facebook page, Gentle Giant showed off a production shot of both versions of the Jumbo Gamorrean Guard. The Power of the Force version with the coin is exclusive to the GG Collectors Club.   The Return of the Jedi version will be the regular release version.   You can preorder the…

 

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