Articles for September, 2013

 

by Erik "Superfriend" Skov
September 16, 2013
Fire Arrives to Join the JLI Every year Mattel asks us to blindly sign up for 12 figures of which we usually know 3 or 4. Every year they say they need people who are willing to buy any character in the DC Universe. I think the problem with that is that fans of the DC Universe are fundamentally NOT like…

 

by Daniel Pickett
September 16, 2013
PowerConReveals_04-300x185.jpg Today on MattyCollector.com, Mattel did their own recap of the weekend’s Power-Con reveals and news with their in-house pictures: April 2014 Club Eternia® Figure: Blade Blade is the first character from the 1987 film to appear in the Classics line. The figure is inspired by the vintage line and sculpted in Classics style by the…

 

by Daniel Pickett
September 16, 2013
4HMPowerLPC13Excl The Power Lords: Power Soldiers and Power Lords: Elite Power Soldiers that we had allotted for sale at Power Con this past weekend blew out in under 40 minutes on the first day of the show!! We truly didn’t expect them to do that well. There were 125 of each available and the line of…

 

by Daniel Pickett
September 15, 2013
DSC_0171 Power-Con is now over and a good time was had by all.   Our day 2 pictures are up now including the Mattel panel presentation, booth reveals, more booth pictures from around the con and more! Check out all of our 2013 Power-Con galleries here! Thank you to everyone that came to the panel this year.  …

 

by Daniel Pickett
September 15, 2013
20130915-112905.jpg We’re live now in the Mattel MOTU panel. Here are the new reveals: The Mattel MOTUC panelists First reveal – Blade Second reveal – Scorpia Battle Lion! What do you think? Interested? Blade down in the booth. Scorpia in the booth Battle Lion in the booth. Last minute sneak peek… Extedar’s shield.

 

by Daniel Pickett
September 15, 2013
DSC_0921 Power-Con 2013 is in full swing.   Fans of Masters of the Universe, ThunderCats and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles have gathered in Torrance, Ca to celebrate all iterations of their favorite properties.  I was there for half the day yesterday checking out the festivities.   The 4 Horsemen Power Lords exclusives sold out in under 30 minutes…

 

by Daniel Pickett
September 13, 2013
NYCC13efxSHIELDbadge1 With the debut of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. on ABC just days away, eFX Inc. is marking the historic occasion with a New York Comic-Con exclusive edition of its replica Phil Coulson S.H.I.E.L.D. agent badge and ID card.  As a New York Comic-Con exclusive, fans can join the ranks of S.H.I.E.L.D. – at least, they’ll have the credentials to prove…

 

by Cesar Zamora
September 13, 2013
MKWolvHulkPS300dpi This week I take a look at Shout! Factory’s latest Marvel Knights release: “Ultimate Wolverine Vs. Hulk”! Is it worth the price of admission or should you just read the book instead? More info after the jump…

 

by Daniel Pickett
September 13, 2013
DCCnycc13_ivy_exclusive1 DC Collectibles, the high-end toy and collectible line from DC Entertainment revealed two exciting new “con exclusive” products that will only be available for purchase at New York Comic-Con 2013. The first is a Super Best Friends Forever: Poison Ivy PVC Figure, designed by Lauren Faust and sculpted by Irene Matar. Super Best Friends Forever is…

 

by Daniel Pickett
September 13, 2013
The next figure in Mattel’s DCSC “Watchemen” Club Black Freighter  subscription line is the Comedian. The Comedian is the 5th figure in the six figure line.  These figures, sculpted by the Four Horsemen, utilize the same 6″ bucks as the DCUC and DCSC lines and fit in well with your other Mattel 6″ DC figures….

 

by Daniel Pickett
September 12, 2013
I was shopping in a local Walgreen’s the other day and swung by the toy aisle to see if there was anything of interest and was surprised to find an exclusive figure that I had not heard existed.  Walgreen’s is carrying the McFarlane Toys ‘The Walking Dead’ figures based on the popular AMC show.  The…

 

by Daniel Pickett
September 12, 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. Don’t forget, a brand new batch of MattyCollector.com items go on sale Monday…

 

by Daniel Pickett
September 12, 2013
Photo Credit: Richard Ford New York- Triskaidekaphobics rejoice! Mezco has just made Friday the 13th less frightening, with their Friday The 13th Lucky Mystery Box. Each $13 box will contain:   A mystery Mez-Itz 6inch figure A mystery glow in the dark figure A mystery plush figure   Plus, as a special surprise, each 13th lucky customer will receive…

 

by Daniel Pickett
September 12, 2013
Stern Pinball Announces STAR TREK™ Game The World’s Leading Maker of Arcade Quality Pinball Set to Launch Star Trek Pinball Machine MELROSE PARK, IL – September 12, 2013 – Stern Pinball, Inc., the world’s leading maker of real pinball games and the American Amusement Machine Association (“AAMA”) Manufacturer of the Year, proudly announced today the availability of Star Trek pinball. Inspired…

 

by Daniel Pickett
September 12, 2013
New Spectacular Water Park Continues the Growth of Resort CARLSBAD, Calif. (Sept. 12, 2013) – Coming off a successful year with the launch of the nation’s first LEGOLAND® Hotel, LEGOLAND® California Resort General Manager Peter Ronchetti proudly announced another big addition for guests to enjoy next year: LEGO® Legends of Chima Water Park! The LEGO…

 

by Daniel Pickett
September 12, 2013
Y7732_001_newsPage-226x300.jpg Mattel has updated fans with news of their monthly sale that will be on Monday 9/16: Toy Fans, Here’s your friendly reminder that our 9/16 sale is coming up soon…   Early Access Thurs 9/12 at 8am PT thru Fri 9/13 at 8am PT (subscribers only) Products Available: DCU Poison Ivy, MOTUC Sky High with…

 

by Daniel Pickett
September 11, 2013
Just like they were when you were a kid, only BIGGER! Gentle Giant continues on with our exciting line of vintage Star Wars action figure reproductions with the second figure from the Battle of Hoth cycle – the Rebel Soldier Vintage Kenner-inspired Jumbo Figure! Digitally scanned from mint 3 3/4” Kenner originals and reproduced in…

 

by Daniel Pickett
September 11, 2013
It’s not quite Christmas in July, but at least it’s early September and Funko is ready to get you geared up for the coming holiday season!   Today they announced products from two popular holiday themed properties: Disney’s The Nightmare Before Christmas and A Christmas Story.   “Kidnap Mr Sandy Claws?!” Pop! Disney: The Nightmare…

 

by Daniel Pickett
September 11, 2013
We just launched the Power Lords Fan Club and now you can join to get your hands on Power Lords mini poster/prints, a Power Lords Fan Club membership card, Power Lords t-shirts, and even exclusive Power Lords action figures that you won’t be able to get anywhere else! We’ve set the Power Lords Fan Club up at three different levels…

 

by Daniel Pickett
September 11, 2013
MezBBTeddyEye New York- Mezco proudly presents one of the most mysterious and unusual icons of Breaking Bad; The Pink Teddy Bear Eye. Mezco’s life size keychain replicates the eye of The Pink Teddy Bear as seen in numerous episodes. The full size replica keychain stares up at  you…silently watching…judging…waiting. This limited edition item is only available on MezcoDirect.com and…

 

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