Articles for August, 2013

 

by Daniel Pickett
August 15, 2013
ScreenHunter_150 Aug. 15 16.59 Dr. Evil Coffin Box New York, N.Y. (August 15, 2013) –Captain Action Enterprises announces a New York Comic Con exclusive: Dr. Evil in retro style “coffin box”.   Harkening back to the sixties, these so-called coffin boxes were the standard form of packaging in an age before blister packs.   Additionally, this retro-style packaging shows the insidious…

 

by Daniel Pickett
August 15, 2013
MattyAFiLogo-150x150.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. Don’t forget, a brand new batch of MattyCollector.com items go on sale today…

 

by Daniel Pickett
August 15, 2013
The Secret Story of TOYS – A Short Film  

 

by Daniel Pickett
August 15, 2013
This week Mattel announced that if the 2014 MOTUC Club Eternia subscription goes through that the January figure “Two-Bad” will be a a sub-only figure with no day of sales.   That means if you want the update of this vintage figure in your collection then you had better sub up here at MattyCollector.com before…

 

by Daniel Pickett
August 15, 2013
Diamond Select’s flagship action figure line, Marvel Select, has been around for 11 years, and in that time they’ve put out some pretty good-looking toys. But while the toys look good on their own, once you add dynamic poses, dramatic lighting and realistic environments, they look incredible! To honor the amateur photographers who make the…

 

by Daniel Pickett
August 14, 2013
Two fantastic new Star Wars items are now up for pre-order from the good people at Gentle Giant Ltd. Jumbo Star Wars Snowtrooper Just like they were when you were a kid, only BIGGER! Gentle Giant is proud to bring you their new line of vintage Kenner inspired Star Wars Action Figure reproductions with the…

 

by Daniel Pickett
August 14, 2013
I don’t think there was any doubt in anyone’s mind that we would be discussing the news of the actor cast as the 12th Doctor in ‘Doctor Who.” But that’s just a drop in the bucket of all of the topics we cover in this hour. We hit it and move on because there’s too…

 

by Daniel Pickett
August 14, 2013
GGHolidayYoda1 This was originally announced right before comic con to the Gentle Giant Collector Club and then shown at SDCC.   Now Gentle Giant has posted it in their official news letter.  ALSO… I was told at a party at SDCC that there will be some other additional “surprise” item that will ship with this item.  I…

 

by Daniel Pickett
August 14, 2013
GoatMan_newsPage-185x300.jpg Mattel is still dropping more news and hints as to what will be included in their 2014 subscriptions if they fully fund.   Here’s an update and a reveal of a new accessory for the MOTUC Club Eternia subscription:   Toy Fans, We’ve already revealed that in 2014 Goat Man™ is arriving with Stratos’ Staff of…

 

by Daniel Pickett
August 13, 2013
————– NEW PRE-ORDERS ————– DC COLLECTIBLES – NEW AUGUST LISTINGS This month sees the announcement of a long and varied list of items from DC Collectibles.  The Crime Syndicate  members Power Ring, Superwoman and Ultraman are each receiving a figure at $21.99 ($3 off the MSRP), as are Shazam and Suicide Squad members Captain Boomerang,…

 

by Daniel Pickett
August 12, 2013
CrimeSyndicate Here are the latest and greatest solicitations from the good people at DC Collectibles.  These products will appear and be available to pre-order in the next issue of Diamond’s Previews at your local comic book shop.    The products announced in this solicitation will be arriving in stores mostly in February  2014, but there are a…

 

by Daniel Pickett
August 12, 2013
Castle Grayskull is now in its early “test shot” phase, which is an unpainted, working plastic model. You can see how the Jawbridge will work – it was lowered to guarantee that He-Man could pass through it, as customers requested. If you didn’t pre-order, it’ll be available at www.mattycollector.com in limited quantities in December 2013….

 

by Daniel Pickett
August 12, 2013
IGAU_iOS_Zod_Challenge Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and DC Entertainment today announced that Injustice: Gods Among Us for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch is now offering an all-new in-game Challenge Mode event: the General Zod Challenge. Taking place Aug. 8-26, the General Zod Challenge is a follow-up to last month’s popular Batgirl Challenge and  allows players to compete…

 

by Daniel Pickett
August 12, 2013
4HMRAVENSheadshots We are in the final day and hours of the Four Horsemen’s Gothitropolis Ravens Kickstarter campaign.  They have blown the roof of their 65K goal and are currently sitting at almost 260K!!  The have unlocked ALL of the original proposed ravens and even added two additional birds – the Eagle and the Flamingo.   They have…

 

by Daniel Pickett
August 11, 2013
The casting team from AMC’s ‘Comic Book Men’ reached out to us and asked if we coule blast, post or otherwise help us spread the word about them casting for season 3 of the show. They are casting for a few more weeks and would love to find people who are looking for some TV…

 

by Daniel Pickett
August 11, 2013
Today Scott aka ToyGuru took to the MattyCollector.com Facebook page to offer fans a bit more information and details about the Ghostbusters Ecto-1 preorder: About the Ecto-1: No Pre-Payment Required & More Ghostbusters Fans,   Anybody seen any ghosts? How about an Ecto-1? Okay, so it is no secret that the Ecto-1 pre-sale is a…

 

by Daniel Pickett
August 9, 2013
ScreenHunter_136 Aug. 09 12.32 This 4.5″ tall Alien Egg is an incredibly detailed recreation of the mysterious eggs from the Alien films. Closed, the egg glows with an eerie green light… but press the button concealed on the back and launch a rubbery Facehugger high into the air! Frighten your friends, your neighbors or your household pets. An incredible…

 

by Daniel Pickett
August 9, 2013
“The master is here.” From the menacing portrayal in Iron Man 3’s movie trailer to the actual film that brings an unexpected twist, The Mandarin has been one of the most attention-grabbing characters in the movie. Although the representation of The Mandarin in the movie may have deviated from the comics, Sir Ben Kingsley has…

 

by Daniel Pickett
August 9, 2013
This year’s exclusive figure is by far the most fan-demanded DCU figure ever… prepare to meet your Doomsday! We’ll have to reach our minimum subscription order goal to move forward with the club for 2014, but when it comes to the only confirmed destroyer of Superman™, one subscription order goal is just not enough: if…

 

by Daniel Pickett
August 9, 2013
 Today Funko sent us information on two brand new…and TOTALLY unrelated…SUPER-DE-DUPERTY cool items!! Batman vs. Joker Throwdown Game Creative minds at Funko are constantly coming up with mind blowing ideas.  This one takes the cake! Here is a breakdown of Throwdown: ~ Board and Pieces come in 12″ Vinyl Figural Packaging ~ Each Game comes…

 

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