Articles for February, 2013

 

by Daniel Pickett
February 28, 2013
press_release_MLP_725x237-500x163.jpeg Everyone can store and transport files with friends in and outside of Equestria (Boston, MA—February 28, 2013) — Mimoco (www.mimoco.com), makers of the MIMOBOT® and MIMOMICRO® lines of designer USB flash drives and card readers lets fans in on their newest collaboration with Hasbro, spreading Mimoco’s reach all the way to Equestria with the release…

 

by Daniel Pickett
February 28, 2013
ScreenHunter_139-Feb.-28-16.29-500x411.jpg Late last week MattyCollector/Toy Guru posted a new video talking more about their MOTUC Filmation subscription going on now (plus we get a little bonus content about some the retail DC lines):  Also this week Mattel sent out a teaser image of a weapon that will come with a yet unannounced figure in this subscription:…

 

by Daniel Pickett
February 28, 2013
MezcoTF13AxCop1-500x333.jpg New York– Mezco Toyz is thrilled to announce it will be creating a line of collectibles for Axe Cop. Mezco will be offering an assortment of merchandise for the Axe Cop license including both action figures and plush collectibles. Featuring one of the largest and surreally diverse casts ever seen, Mezco’s award winning design team…

 

by Daniel Pickett
February 28, 2013
OSM_Wave5+6_Package2_1-500x251.jpg The fully painted “Infinity Edition” versions of Orbitron, Gemini and the very first deluxe Outer Space Man – Cyclops all in one complete set will be going up for pre-order this Sunday night at 9pm (est) for only$50.00 (plus shipping & handling) at http://www.StoreHorsemen.com ! OR – You’ll be able to pre-order wave 5 (Orbitron & Gemini) or deluxe 1 (Cyclops) separately for only $26.00 (plus shipping &…

 

by Daniel Pickett
February 28, 2013
Matty_logo2-150x1501.jpg  MattyCollector.com posted a massive update today letting fans know the revised sales line up through August.   We found at at Toy Fair there were a couple of items sliding around, now here are all the dates in on easy to keep track of place:   Want to know what’s coming up for sale? Here’s the…

 

by Daniel Pickett
February 28, 2013
CATRUwebSale2013-500x315.jpg This just in from our friends at Captain Action and Round2: Because you asked for it, we worked out a special sale on Captain Action and Dr. Evil figures running now through March  9th at ToysRUs. And now, that deal has also been extended to ToysrUs.com so if you haven’t been able to get to…

 

by Daniel Pickett
February 28, 2013
LegoLand_Bellhop1.jpg “And the Winners Are…” Winners of National Competition Come From Arizona, California and Nevada   CARLSBAD, Calif. (Feb 28, 2013) – More than 700 children across the nation competed to become the first Junior Concierges for LEGOLAND® Hotel at LEGOLAND® California Resort and only six have been selected for this prestigious position. The Junior Concierge…

 

by Daniel Pickett
February 27, 2013
clonewarsS5FinAshoka.jpg The shocking finale to Season 5 of Star Wars: The Clone Wars has arrived, with major revelations that will leave characters forever changed.  Ahsoka is wrongly accused for sedition and murder, and is to be prosecuted in the High Courts of the Galactic Republic by a zealous Admiral Tarkin. Seemingly abandoned, Ahsoka’s last hope lies…

 

by Daniel Pickett
February 27, 2013
Video: 2013 Castle Grayskull Measurements Check out this side-by-side comparison of the vintage 1982 version vs. the 2002 version vs. the upcoming 2013 version. The Castle is in scale with 6″ figures and the dimensions are approximately 23″ to top of pier, 18″ wide, 11-1/2″ deep when closed, and the door is 8″ tall or 7″ tall when the Jawbridge…

 

by Daniel Pickett
February 27, 2013
The strangest set of Marvel Minimates ever just got a little stranger! Sorcerer Dr. Strange takes the spotlight on the new packaging for the Strange Tales box set, featuring Strange, First Appearance Blade, Werewolf by Night and Morbius the Living Vampire! Due to arrive in April, the set of four Minimates includes some new, character-specific…

 

by Daniel Pickett
February 27, 2013
Our friends over at The Bridge Direct sent us some brand new press images of two figures from their The Hobbit Fall 2013 6” Scale Collector Figures line – Radagast and Yazneg (SRP $14.99 each).  These figures will be coming Fall 2013! The Bridge Direct have a lot more great The Hobbit product in the…

 

by Daniel Pickett
February 27, 2013
PowerCon/ThunderCon Promo and Recap The gang behind PowerCon/ThunderCon put together this promo and 2012 recap by Daniel Benedict. The mini-documentary features clips  and interviews from last year’s show and encourages people to get in on the 2013 show.   For information on Power Con 2013, check out the official site.

 

by Daniel Pickett
February 27, 2013
bbtslogo4.gif ————- NEW PREORDERS From BigBadToyStore.com ————- TRANSFORMERS ALTERNITY X SUPER GT GT-03 MEGATRON A third Alternity x Super GT figure has been announced.  Head Decepticon Megatron’s car form will include his color scheme and he will have a new Race Queen accomplice as well.  This new figure is listed at $109.99. http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=TAK11676&mode=retail “IRON MAN 2”…

 

by Daniel Pickett
February 27, 2013
JAKKS_LOGO.jpg Malibu, Calif. – February 25, 2013 – Leading U.S. toymaker JAKKS Pacific, Inc., (Nasdaq: JAKK) announced today that it has been granted rights in major toy categories by Nintendo of America Inc. to manufacture, market and distribute a line of toys and related consumer products based on a robust library of iconic Nintendo characters that…

 

by Daniel Pickett
February 27, 2013
logo-500x386.jpg Ah.. did everyone have a wonderful Oscar Sunday? The glitz, the glamor, the gowns… Captain Kirk? I only got to see a couple of minutes of the telecast so far so don’t spoil anything for me. But I hope you all won your office pools. This is another super-fresh episode, just recorded yesterday. They don’t…

 

by Daniel Pickett
February 27, 2013
February 26, 2013, Meridian, MS –– Peavey Electronics®, one of the world’s largest manufacturers and suppliers of musical instruments and professional sound equipment, proudly announces its all-new line of officially licensed musical instruments celebrating the iconic DC Comics Super Heroes. Available exclusively from Peavey – under license with Warner Bros. Consumer Products on behalf of…

 

by Daniel Pickett
February 27, 2013
DST’s Klingon Disruptor Gets New Packaged Pics, Demo Video and Exclusive Variant! Is Diamond Select Toys defecting to the Klingon Empire? First they gave Star Trek fans two insanely detailed Klingon Bird of Prey electronic ships, now it’s two electronic replicas of the Klingon disruptor! With three different settings, the thumb trigger can activate single shot, rapid-fire and “disintegrate” sound effects, with a flickering red LED at…

 

by Cesar Zamora
February 26, 2013
LEGO-Batman-cover-art-405x600.jpg TT ANIMATION PRODUCES FULL-LENGTH FILM BASED ON POPULAR VIDEO GAME LEGO BATMAN: THE MOVIE DC SUPER HEROES UNITE! COMING MAY 21, 2013 FROM WARNER BROS. HOME ENTERTAINMENT Clancy Brown reprises Superman: The Animated Series role of Lex Luthor on Blu-rayTM Combo Pack, DVD, On Demand & Digital Download BURBANK, CA (February 26, 2013) – DC…

 

by Jeff Cope
February 26, 2013
valiant_oldnew1.jpg So, it’s already been reported here at AFi (here and here), as well as some of the other toy sites, and speculated about on various forums, that David Vonner (who has worked on fan-favorite lines like Marvel Legends and Marvel Universe in his time at Toy Biz and Hasbro) is working on a new project….

 

by Danny "CantinaDan" Neumann
February 25, 2013
photo-4-150x1501.jpg I always regretted not buying the Toynami Herculoids sets when they were easily available. They are definitely one of the coolest cartoon families ever. Of course, I had only vague recollections of the cartoon so I watched a couple episodes the other day. Pretty much what you’d expect from a Alex Toth / Hanna-Barbera cartoon…

 

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