Articles for August, 2013

 

by Daniel Pickett
August 9, 2013
    ————– NEW PRE-ORDERS ————– C-001 SUPER FIRE CONVOY REISSUE This set includes the entire fire truck version of Optimus Prime from Car Robots (Robots In Disguise).  It may also come with a sword that was previously a TRU Japan exclusive;  We have this reissue listed at $149.99. http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=TAK11741&mode=retail PLAY IMAGINATIVE – IRON MAN…

 

by Daniel Pickett
August 8, 2013
Reports are coming in that the 16th series of Marvel Minimates at Toys “R” Us has started to show up in stores! Featuring the latest costume designs from Marvel Now, this series includes Uncanny Avengers Captain America and Scarlet Witch, the Indestructible Hulk and the Invincible Iron Man, the Savage Wolverine with a vicious Reaper,…

 

by Daniel Pickett
August 8, 2013
ScreenHunter_134 Aug. 08 14.47   Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment today released an all-new trailer revealing Zatanna as the next DLC character that will be available for the DC Comics fighting game Injustice: Gods Among Us. Zatanna, the powerful magician known for casting spells by speaking backwards, will be available beginning Aug. 13 on Xbox LIVE® Marketplace for 400 MS…

 

by Daniel Pickett
August 8, 2013
Gentle Giant’s SDCC Exclusives are coming to Andrew’s Toyz at great prices! Pre-order now for delivery later this month and get them for less than what they sold for at the show! Yak Face, Boba Fett, C-3PO McQuarrie, The Faun Statue and Galactus are available now for order. Star Wars Black Series Wave 2 –…

 

by AFi Admin
August 7, 2013
I’ve seen quite a few folks asking why Mattel and Scott/Toyguru is appearing on podcasts and rallying so hard behind getting the MOTUC sub to fund and neglecting the DC Sub.   The answer was – no one else had asked him.   So we fix that here. I sat down with Scott yesterday for an hour…

 

by Daniel Pickett
August 7, 2013
This week, death comes to comic shops! But don’t let that be a reason to avoid your local retailer – on the contrary! Make your way to the nearest comic-book-vending establishment (or specialty toy store) to check out the two new DST items hitting stores for New Toy Day! They’re both pretty killer! Walking Dead…

 

by Daniel Pickett
August 7, 2013
Just Announced: Nightmare on Elm St – 7″ Classic Video Game Appearance Freddy Krueger! Freddy is the companion piece to the Friday the 13th Classic Video Game Jason, one of the hottest SDCC Exclusives this Summer. Released in 1989 for the super popular 8-Bit home console, the video game Nightmare on Elm Street is so…

 

by Daniel Pickett
August 7, 2013
FiguresCoRetroBatmanDelay1 Today on their Facebook page Figures Toy Company announced that the first wave of their upcoming 8″ Retro “Mego-esque” line of Batman figures would be delayed several months. No other information on the reasoning behind the delay has been given yet.   They do say in the comments section of that post that pre-orders will still…

 

by Daniel Pickett
August 7, 2013
August 7th 2013: Portal fans and collectors alike are in for a fantastic treat today as we at Gaming Heads have just revealed a fantastic, new instalment in our popular line of Portal 2 Turret statues. Valve’s Portal series has sold millions of copies worldwide to dedicated fans, and as fans of the series ourselves…

 

by Jeff Cope
August 7, 2013
kiggins_batman This past Monday evening I, along with my wife and daughter, had the opportunity to see the 1966 Batman movie on the big screen. We often visit the Kiggins Theatre, which lies across the Columbia River from us in Vancouver, Washington. The Kiggins (or “The Kig”) is a historic theater, first opened in 1935, that…

 

by Daniel Pickett
August 7, 2013
Thor, the Mighty Avenger, returns to the big screen in Marvel’s “Thor: The Dark World” on November 8, and here is the official trailer, presented first on YouTube for Geek Week! See Thor, Loki, Jane Foster, Malekith and more in this epic trailer for the film! [youtube]http://youtu.be/npvJ9FTgZbM[/youtube] Like Thor on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Thor Follow Thor on…

 

by Daniel Pickett
August 7, 2013
Topps’ All-New Card Set Hits Stores in October August 7, 2013 – As a late addition to the upcoming Mars Attacks: Invasion card set, The Topps Company is pleased to announce the inclusion of a special chase set of autograph cards featuring cast members from the 1996 Warner Bros. pop-cult feature film, Mars Attacks! This exciting chase subset, licensed…

 

by Daniel Pickett
August 7, 2013
captain-action Once again Walmart is doing their “Get On The Shelf” voting campaign where shopers can vote on new products to be carried in stores.  It’s kind of like American Idol for shelfspace. As it turns out our friends over at Captain Action are working to get on the shelf at Wal-Mart for 2014! And guess…

 

by Daniel Pickett
August 7, 2013
Monogram International will be participating in the D23 Expo at the Anaheim Convention Center August 9th – 11th including selling some products and exclusives.  Some of the products we will be featuring are the Jack Skellington Bust Bank, The Loki gold colored pewter key ring and the Thor Hammer paperweight.   You can find out…

 

by Jeff Cope
August 6, 2013
Well, it’s subscription time once again in the magical land of Mattycollector for both the DC Signature Series (aka DC Universe Classics) and Masters of the Universe Classics. Both are extensive lines, and both are certainly worthy of continuing on. However, as of this writing things are looking bleak for both subs. MOTUC is doing…

 

by Daniel Pickett
August 6, 2013
MattySubs2014 The Four Horsemen just posted the following message to their Facebook page:   MOTU & DCU LINES IN DANGER OF CANCELLATION!! If you know who we are then you probably know about Mattel’s action figure lines – Masters of the Universe Classics and DC Universe Classics, and you probably also know about our involvement with…

 

by Daniel Pickett
August 6, 2013
ScreenHunter_77 Aug. 06 09.45 If you live on the West Coast you’re going to want to wake up early tomorrow so you can secure your tickets to Star Wars Celebration 2015.    Tickets can be purchased tomorrow at 7am pst., 10am est.  at http://www.starwarscelebration.com/

 

by Daniel Pickett
August 6, 2013
Ecto1MockUp4 Last week Mattel posted some images of a foamcore scale mock up of what fans will be getting if the Ghostbusters Ecto-1 presale goes through.   As you can see this vehicle will be significantly larger than the recently released 1966 Batmobile.  The pictures were a little dark so we lightened them up. Product Features (All…

 

by Daniel Pickett
August 6, 2013
  A new list of preorders and new in stock items from BigbadToyStore.com ————– NEW PRE-ORDERS ————– NEW BANDAI JAPAN ITEMS The latest bunch of information from bandai Japan includes new items like the Gundam GFF RX-0 Banshee at $204.99, the Super Robot Chogokin Mazinkaizer at $69.99, Robot Spirits Deathscythe Hell at $49.99, S.H. Figuarts…

 

by Daniel Pickett
August 6, 2013
Photo Credit: Rich Ford New York- In a first of its kind event, Mezco Toyz is opening their vault and releasing items from their archives. Mezco’s Test Shots usually end up ion public display at such institutions as The Museum Of The Moving Image, Geppi’s Entertainment Museum, or others. This is the only time the vault has ever been…

 

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