Articles for April, 2013

 

by Daniel Pickett
April 25, 2013
DeNA and Hasbro Rollout TRANSFORMERS: LEGENDS Free-to-Play Game for Android, iPhone, iPad and iPod touch Choose to Protect Mankind as AUTOBOTS or Steal Earth’s Resources as DECEPTICONS in the Ultimate TRANSFORMERS Mobile Card Battle Game   SAN FRANCISCO – April 25, 2013 – DeNA Co., Ltd. (TSE: 2432) and Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAS) have released TRANSFORMERS: LEGENDS, an action card battle game based on the TRANSFORMERS franchise, on the App…

 

by Erik "Superfriend" Skov
April 25, 2013
BrightestDay17-387x600.jpg Many moons ago, Danny N. and I both wrote blogs about our super hero T-shirt collections.  At the end of mine, I pointed out the dismay of being unable to own a shirt that really felt like Aquaman.  Aquaman does not have a chest symbol like Superman, Green Lantern or Flash. I’ve long thought that…

 

by Daniel Pickett
April 25, 2013
HTIM3Mandarin-500x333.jpg Posted last night on the Hot Toys Facebook page – As the Iron Man 3 movie is starting to hit theaters worldwide, Hot Toys is in the process of creating collectible figurines for a number of armors that are introduced in the film. However, armor suits are not the only thing we are working on….

 

by Daniel Pickett
April 25, 2013
DSTC2E2_Jawa1-427x800.jpg Think you’ve gotten all of the surprising Star Wars news you can handle this year? Well brace yourself for more! Diamond Select Toys will offer an exclusive variant of their vinyl Jawa bank at C2E2, the Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo, this weekend! That’s right, only 250 have been made, and they’re all in Chicago…

 

by Daniel Pickett
April 25, 2013
bbtslogo5.gif Lots of new Pre-order and New Arrivals from our friends at BBTS! ————– NEW PRE-ORDERS ————– REAL MASTERPIECE 1/6 SCALE MICHAEL JORDAN #23 ROAD EDITION – RED JERSEY Enterbay has announced a second version of their Michael Jordan Real Masterpiece figure.  This one wears #23 and is dressed in his red Road uniform.  It comes…

 

by Daniel Pickett
April 24, 2013
The Bridge Direct sent over some new studio images to share with you from their The Hobbit Wave 2 collection. Box Set – Thorin Oakenshield Adventure Pack (3.75” Scale Figures) Box Set – Bilbo Baggins Burglar Pack: (3.75” Scale Figures) Radagast 6” Scale Collector Figure Azog 6” Scale Collector Figure   Wave 2, The Hobbit:…

 

by Daniel Pickett
April 24, 2013
MMThundercatsHoBoxSet-500x246.jpg Fan reaction to Icon Heroes’ line of Classic ThunderCats Minimates has been phenomenal, and Art Asylum has been putting everything they have into their designs for the two-inch mini-figure line. Now, they’ve put together a brand-new box set based on the TV-movie ThunderCats Ho!, and Icon Heroes is making this set more widely available than…

 

by Daniel Pickett
April 24, 2013
Product Pre-order Launches April 29th PCSC Exclusive Version Also Available   LOS ANGELES, April 22nd, 2013 (BUSINESS WIRE)— Do you ever feel like you have too much free space in your tiny apartment? Is your soul aching for some sort of depiction of a resurrected ninja to help balance out your man-cave?  Well friend, we…

 

by Erik "Superfriend" Skov
April 23, 2013
TeenTitansGo-500x185.jpg Not really, but tonight, April 23rd at 7:30 PM Eastern time is the premiere of DC Nation’s new show, Teen Titans Go. Bringing back the original cast from the prior Teen Titans show, this should be a hit with the younger crowd and somewhat nostalgic to fans of the previous show.  They even remixed the…

 

by Daniel Pickett
April 23, 2013
AFi8thScoopbanner-500x66.png DAY 1 Hey everyone!   Welcome to the launch of Action Figure Insider’s 8th Anniversary Celebration.  As has been the case for the past seven years, on the week of our anniversary we have a little something we like to call “Scoop Week” where we bring you a variety of new, exclusive news on all your…

 

by Daniel Pickett
April 23, 2013
Thor: The Dark World Trailer (UK) The first official trailer for Thor: The Dark World . The sequel to Marvel’s Thor, starring Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston and Christopher Eccleston. Marvel’s Thor: The Dark World continues the big-screen adventures of Thor, the Mighty Avenger, as he battles to save Earth and all the Nine Realms from a shadowy enemy that…

 

by Erik "Superfriend" Skov
April 22, 2013
T001-New-Teen-Titans1-500x330.jpg Mid May will see the next release of HeroClix miniatures for that game, this time themed on the various eras, friends and enemies of the Teen Titans.  But it comes with a twist.  A new type of piece, the team base, is being added. In the past, it has often been difficult to field a…

 

by Daniel Pickett
April 22, 2013
This summer, chances are you may find yourself with a bottle that needs opening. So why not do it in style? Diamond Select Toys has four new solid metal bottle openers coming out this summer — Galactus, Domo, the Punisher Logo and the Expendables Logo — and each has the potential to make you the…

 

by Daniel Pickett
April 22, 2013
The good folks at Hot Toys know how much we love their incredible 1:6the scale figures – and now they with the release of Marvel’s Iron Man 3 the are looking for us to take out a second mortgage on our homes!   They are cashing in on the Hall of Armors concept with 3 new…

 

by Daniel Pickett
April 20, 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. Here is our latest round of questions and their answers: Q1. What retailers…

 

by Daniel Pickett
April 19, 2013
As if the Marvel Universe couldn’t get more exciting than it was, the universe-wide reshuffling known as Marvel NOW has made things even cooler in the MU! Not only are we seeing team-ups we’ve never seen before, we’re seeing brand-new looks for some of the universe’s biggest heroes. And Diamond Select is bringing those looks…

 

by Daniel Pickett
April 19, 2013
We saw these at Toy Fair and couldn’t wait for the official announcement – And here it is from our friends from Funko! Pop! Television: MOTU ~ MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE ~ With the success of our Wacky Wobblers, why not answer your prayers and release Pop! figures? We have even added a few new…

 

by Daniel Pickett
April 19, 2013
bbtslogo4.gif Here is an update on some new preorders BBTS have just listed: Man of Steel Play Arts Kai – Superman http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=SEP10426&mode=retail Man of Steel Play Arts Kai – General Zod http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=SEP10427&mode=retail Kotobukiya Man of Steel 1/6 Scale ArtFX Statue – Superman http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=KOT11085&mode=retail Iron Man War Machine 1/6 Scale ArtFX Statue http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=KOT11077&mode=retail Catwoman New 52 Version…

 

by Daniel Pickett
April 19, 2013
StarTreklogo-500x176.jpg STAR TREK: THE VIDEO GAME is finally available next Tuesday, April 23, taking players on an amazing, completely original Star Trek adventure. The game’s producers worked closely with the creative teams behind the films to deliver the most authentically Star Trek video game ever created. A new video feature released today by Paramount Pictures provides more insight into the ways that STAR…

 

by Daniel Pickett
April 19, 2013
More images  and news of new products from our friends at Funko:      ~ POP MOVIES GALORE! ~    We are KILLING it in the movie department this year!  From some of the most classic horror/action films (…and one comedy for funzies) known to man: Alien Predator Hannibal Lector Robocop Ace Ventura   Pop!…

 

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