Articles for March, 2013

 

by Daniel Pickett
March 20, 2013
Lego1HobbitDVDBR-500x638.jpg Yesterday saw the DVD and Blu-Ray release of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.   As with most of these blockbuster releases there are multiple versions available (DVD, Blu-ray, 3-D, etc) with a variety of retailer exclusives.   One version that AFi readers might be interested in is the Target exclusive DVD + BLU-RAY + Ultraviolet combo pack…

 

by Daniel Pickett
March 20, 2013
The latest Iron Man 3 trailer has everyone talking about what kind of products we’ll see on toy store shelves as the movie’s release date approaches. And while they still need to keep some of their figures under wraps, Diamond Select Toys has unveiled two more Marvel Minimates based on the film! The first, “Suit…

 

by Daniel Pickett
March 19, 2013
This Sunday, March 24th, Task One’s 3″ custom series “Pillaging Pop Culture” will have its second release of 3 new figures! The blind-boxed custom hand painted figures will be $40.00 a piece or $100.00 for all 3 designs released in each wave. Purchasing 3 bind boxes in each wave guarantees that you will get one…

 

by Daniel Pickett
March 19, 2013
ScreenHunter_141-Mar.-19-16.16-500x241.jpg EL SEGUNDO, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– This Easter, Chris Harrison, Stephen Collins and Kate Flannery have partnered with the ECBC (Endangered Chocolate Bunny Commission) and Mattel® to Save The Bunny, with a special hare-raising and entertaining PSA. While the chocolate bunny has been an Easter tradition for over 200 years, the future of this holiday icon is……

 

by Daniel Pickett
March 19, 2013
bbtslogo3.gif More exciting new items have been listed on BBTS: Tomb Raider Minimates – Set of 8 – $29.99 http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=DMC11961&mode=retail Marvel Minimates: Wave 52 – The Wolverine Set of 8 http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=DMC11957&mode=retail Universal Monsters Retro Cloth Series 04 – Set of Phantom & Metaluna Mutant http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/menu.aspx?menu=171&category=6511 Impossible Toys – Detailed Video Review – These new videos illustrate…

 

by Daniel Pickett
March 18, 2013
logo-500x386.jpg Just like the Geek Shall Inherit podcast, Daniel is highly contagious. Being sick and on his deathbed didn’t stop the guys from recording a new episode. Daniel’s doing a bit better now, but still sounds a bit like if Barry White and Froggy from the Little Rascals had a baby. In order not to get…

 

by Daniel Pickett
March 18, 2013
Diamond Select Announces Marvel Select Action Figure, Minimates for ‘The Wolverine’ The Avengers. X-Men Origins: Wolverine. The Amazing Spider-Man. The Marvel cinematic universe is constant source of great characters and costumes for the Minimates mini-figure and Marvel Select action figure lines from Diamond Select Toys. This year three films based in the Marvel Universe will make it into Select form, and while all three films are…

 

by Daniel Pickett
March 18, 2013
DCCInjusticeFlashRaven-500x625.jpg Since Toy Fair in February when the 3.75″ Injustice Flash figure was revealed to us his 2-pack counterpart has been shrouded in mystery, and listed as TBD.   Last week came the news of two new playable characters in the game: Doomsday and Raven. Today on their Facebook page (which just hit 200,000 likes!) DC Collectibles…

 

by Daniel Pickett
March 17, 2013
YoungJusticeSurvey-500x435.png This is making the rounds on several of the social media sites currently, and I know there are fans of the recently cancelled “Young Justice” animated series here, myself included.   This survey originated on Christopher Jones’ Comic Art Facebook page.  Christopher is the artist for the Young Justice comic book.   It sounds as if he…

 

by Daniel Pickett
March 15, 2013
MattyAFiLogo.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.  There will not be a posting of answers on January 1st as Mattel…

 

by Daniel Pickett
March 15, 2013
DCF_GreenArrow_ArrowSkin_02-500x281.jpg  Stephen Amell Likeness and VO Confirmed for Arrow Skin Doomsday Set to Be Playable in the Game Injustice Battle Arena Quarterfinal Winners Announced Today Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and DC Entertainment end the week with a super-sized serving of news and assets for the upcoming super hero fighting game, Injustice: Gods Among Us. With just…

 

by Daniel Pickett
March 15, 2013
SWMadnessLogo-500x99.png It’s a showdown between the Light Side and Dark Side in the first “This Is Madness” tournament! Vote for your favorite Jedi, Sith, scoundrel, rebel, or bounty hunter and help decide who is, once and for all, the galaxy’s most popular Star Wars character. The first round begins on Monday, March 18! Cast your votes…

 

by Erik "Superfriend" Skov
March 15, 2013
Wave18-500x400.jpg Back when wave 18 of Mattel’s DC Universe Classics line was announced I was very excited.  I loved those old Super Friends shows.  My internet name, “superfriend” is taken from it.  And now we were getting figures.  The problem was that the price had recently gone up.  They were now 16$ each. I had no…

 

by Daniel Pickett
March 14, 2013
The March figure in Mattel’s DC Club Infinite Earths Signature Collection is none other than Ralph Digby – The Elongated Man. It’s no stretch to say that Elongated Man was once a member of the Justice League… before he was a ghost detective, Ralph Dibny went the extra distance to solve mysteries, thanks to the…

 

by Daniel Pickett
March 14, 2013
This month we get the second figure in Mattel’s “Club Black Freighter” Watchmen subscription – Dr. Manhanttan. The doctor is in. Is he in this dimension? That’s another story. This decidedly dispassionate physicist works for the government, but lives outside the normal realm of space and time. Fully articulated, this first-ever 6” comic-book style figure,…

 

by Daniel Pickett
March 14, 2013
Superhero toy line prepares for Wave 3 New York, N.Y. (March 14, 2013) –Captain Action Enterprises announces a new $5.00 off basic costume sets sale at Toys R Us.  Captain Action, the original super hero action figure, was reintroduced last year with a new figures and new costume sets featuring Marvel heroes and villains.  Like…

 

by Daniel Pickett
March 14, 2013
Death Has Arrived. May All Despair! LOS ANGELES, Calif., (March 14, 2013) – Leading toy manufacturer SOTA Toys, Inc. today announced their release of the 12-inch scale resin statue Death and Despair from THQ’s blockbuster post-apocalypse title Darksiders™. Darksiders follows the travels of our unlikely hero and the trail of his namesake that he leaves…

 

by Daniel Pickett
March 14, 2013
Blind Mouse Toys, a new company based out of Adelaide, Australia launch their company with the very first release from their ‘Cosplay Penguin’ line – Judge Dredd.  Under license from Rebellion and 2000AD he is an awesome and incredibly cute little guy. Sculpted and painted by the amazing Joe Amaro with box art by Eamon…

 

by Daniel Pickett
March 14, 2013
Still need an incentive to preorder one or both of JFURY’s upcoming t-shirts from outsmART originals? Well take a gander at this original 4″ custom Munny the artist is making available to one lucky customer to say ‘thanks for the support.’ Just preorder one or both of his tees and you’re automatically entered for a…

 

by Daniel Pickett
March 13, 2013
TravelChanelLogo.jpg TWO NEW ORIGINAL SERIES “RED, WHITE & NEW” WITH STEVE WATSON ON MONDAY, APRIL 29 AT 10:00 P.M. ET/PT AND “DIG WARS” ON WEDNESDAY, JUNE 12 AT 10:00 P.M. ET/PT PREMIERES SOPHOMORE SEASONS OF “TOY HUNTER” ON WEDNESDAY, APRIL 10 AT 9:00 P.M. ET/PT AND “AIRPORT 24/7: MIAMI” ON TUESDAY, APRIL 30 AT 9:00 P.M….

 

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