Articles for March, 2013

 

by Daniel Pickett
March 11, 2013
MakerbotLogo.png The MakerBot Digitizer Desktop 3D Scanner is the Easiest and Fastest Way to Create a 3D Design That Can Be Printed on a MakerBot AUSTIN, Texas, March 8, 2013 (Virtual Press Office) — MakerBot® surprised the world today with a major announcement at SXSW Interactive announcing development of the new MakerBot Digitizer Desktop 3D Scanner prototype….

 

by Daniel Pickett
March 10, 2013
Marvel1sdwnld-500x146.jpg Marvel is giving away 700 digital comics from NOW until Tuesday! 700 #1 issues of Marvel Comics for FREE on the Marvel Comics App!!! Go! Download! NOW! Just click on the image below! (Warning: it’s very popular so the Marvel site is chugging a bit today)

 

by Daniel Pickett
March 10, 2013
MOTUCSnakeFacePromo.jpg This week on MattyCollector.com unveiled the line up for their April MattyCollector sale: Toy Fans, Tax day, schmax day. Here at MattyCollector.com we’ve got much bigger things happening on April 15th… like Monsieur Mallah & The Brain shipping to Club Infinite Earths subscribers! There’s more, like our monthly sale starting at 9 a.m. PT (12…

 

by Daniel Pickett
March 10, 2013
bbtslogo1.gif New pre-orders listed at BigBadToyStore.com Real Masterpiece 1/6 Michael Jordan – Series 01 – I’m Back #45 – LE3000 – Order by March 12th to ensure availability – $399.99 http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=ENB10064&mode=retail MP-10 Masterpiece Convoy / Optimus Prime with Trailer & Pilot – Final Stock http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=TAK11255&mode=retail Iron Man 3 Busts – Hot Toys http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/menu.aspx?menu=3148&company=148&category=9204 Dr Wu –…

 

by Daniel Pickett
March 10, 2013
football_header_photo_01_lg.jpg Did Your Favorites Make The Cut? With all the great sports products from McFarlane Toys hitting shelves these day, we thought it would be a good idea to help collectors plan ahead. So da, da-da, da… Here are the tentative lineups and release dates for the 2013 McFarlane Sports Lines: MLB 31 (May 2013) Derek…

 

by Erik "Superfriend" Skov
March 8, 2013
In a recent blog I started out talking about my hopes for the show and then channeled that into what I thought would work for a toy line.  But what I think would work is not necessarily what I want.  So lets get deep into that here my actual wants.  This what I hope to…

 

by Daniel Pickett
March 7, 2013
chima-4d-banner-500x196.jpg CARLSBAD, Calif. (March 7, 2013) – A heroic new attraction is arriving to LEGOLAND® California Resort as LEGO® Legends of Chima is brought to life in an exclusive 4D movie x-perience. The new 12 minute animated 4-D film, complete with high-impact special effects, will immerse audiences in the fantastical LEGO world of Chima where tribes…

 

by Daniel Pickett
March 7, 2013
bbtslogo.gif Another HUGE list of new preorders and new arrivals from our friends at BigBadToyStore.com. ————– NEW PREORDERS ————- TRANSFORMERS GENERATIONS VOYAGER 2013 SERIES 03 – SET, SINGLES The G1-focus of the Generations line returns with the announcement of Blitzwing and Springer as triplechangers in the upcoming wave.  They are listed as a Set of 2…

 

by Daniel Pickett
March 6, 2013
AVANT GALLERY PRESENTS:  NATHAN SAWAYA AND DEAN WEST IN PIECES Feb 28, 2013 – Mar 17, 2013   New York, NY (February 11, 2013) – LEGO® is out of the toy box and into the art gallery.  New York-based contemporary artist and celebrated sculptor Nathan Sawaya is debuting a brand new collection of artwork entitled…

 

by Daniel Pickett
March 6, 2013
yugioh__Logo.jpg  4K Media Inc. Announces Collectibles and Accessories Deal with NECA Worldwide excluding Asia  6 March 2013 – (New York, NY)  4K Media Inc., the newly formed, wholly owned subsidiary of Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. announced today that it is making available for license, for the first time, artwork from its world record setting trading card…

 

by Daniel Pickett
March 6, 2013
With the recent release of Peter Pan on Blu-ray, fans of all ages have had the chance to experience the classic animated film for the first time. And now they can act out the adventures they saw in the film using Minimates mini-figures! Two box sets and one vehicle featuring 2-inch Minimates of the famous…

 

by Daniel Pickett
March 6, 2013
Matchbox60logo.png Iconic Toy Brand Motors in Anniversary with 60 Cent Toy Cars at Retail and $60,000 “Hero” Scholarship   EL SEGUNDO, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)— From fire trucks to dinosaurs to police cars in pursuit, Matchbox® has provided kids with unstoppable adventures and the durable vehicles and playsets to tackle them for six-decades of imaginative play. To commemorate…

 

by Daniel Pickett
March 5, 2013
ThunderCats fans have been lapping up Icon Heroes’ new ThunderCats products like a kitten lapping up milk, and now the company has released a third set in their popular ThunderCats Minimates line. Produced in conjunction with Diamond Select Toys and Art Asylum, the Series 3 box set rounds out the main band of Thunderan refugees,…

 

by Daniel Pickett
March 5, 2013
PPC_all_round1_sss-500x500.jpg Super Series Sundays at Tenacious Toys Launches Wave 1 of the Pillaging Pop Culture Series by Task One on March 10 This Sunday, March 10th, Task One’s new 3″ custom series “Pillaging Pop Culture” will join the Tenacious Toys “Super Series Sundays” releases. Pillaging Pop Culture is a tribute to today’s artists who are pillaging…

 

by Daniel Pickett
March 4, 2013
MOTUCCastleGrayskullTF1-500x333.jpg Earlier today on the MattyCollector.com Facebook page,  Scott, aka Toy Guru addressed the “25%-ers” that are upset by the current size of their upcoming MOTUC Castle Grayskull.   Will it make a difference in the hearts and minds of these collectors?  Time will tell. Hey He Fans and She Ravers,With a lot going on right now…

 

by Daniel Pickett
March 4, 2013
TombRaidersMMSpecialty1-500x350.jpg On March 5th, Square Enix launched Tomb Raider, which stars one of the world’s most popular video game characters, Lara Croft. The game tells her origin story, and depicts her journey from untried and untested 21-year-old to hardened survivor. To mark this new vision of a global icon, Diamond Select Toys have teamed up with…

 

by Daniel Pickett
March 4, 2013
IronMan3PosterTrailer1-500x364.jpg Check back tomorrow on the official Iron Man Facebook page to see the new trailer for Marvel’s Iron Man 3!

 

by Erik "Superfriend" Skov
March 1, 2013
GreenLanternCharacters.jpg Over on another site, the question was raised, “What Next?”  What next indeed.  Most of the big name properties have been mined for sets over the past few years.  Batman, Spider-man, X-Men, Justice League, Avengers, Hulk, Superman, Captain America, Thor, Teen Titans, Iron Man, etc.  For DC, there were 3 areas mentioned over and over…

 

by Daniel Pickett
March 1, 2013
Injustice Battle Arena Week 4 Winners Announced Featuring First Extended Gameplay of Superman, Sinestro, Green Arrow and Hawkgirl Today, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and DC Entertainment reveal the newest batch of winners to triumph in the fourth round of Injustice Battle Arena. With these latest victors, the preliminary rounds of the battle close, and next week the continuing contenders will face off against each other in the quarterfinals. Fans can now watch two…

 

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