Articles for November, 2013

 

by Daniel Pickett
November 22, 2013
I think most of us were excited enough when we found out that Funko was taking over the ReAction line of vintage-esque figures from Super7 and expanding that brand into many other of their licenses.  But this week comes the news from Funko president Brian via the Funko forums that they will also expand their…

 

by Daniel Pickett
November 22, 2013
7DaysOfCM_newsPage3.jpg Today Mattel gave us some idea on what to expect on their annual Cyber Monday sale.   While we don’t know what the line up of figures will be yet we have some details of how the sale will work: It’s the Turducken of holiday sales! We’ve got a Flash Sale stuffed inside a Cyber…

 

by Erik "Superfriend" Skov
November 21, 2013
Invincible Iron Man Yesterday was release day for Invincible Iron Man, the latest release of HeroClix from WizKids. I was concerned that the main theme was too close to the Iron Man 3 cast we got just this summer.  As the source material overlaps, that was to be expected.  To avoid disappointment in getting the same characters too…

 

by Daniel Pickett
November 21, 2013
POPWWEJCena   ~ POP! WWE  ~ ~ POP! TELEVISION: SONS OF ANARCHY ~ Pop! WWE And now laaaadies and gentlemeeeen… The maaaaain eveeeeent… WWE POP!’s! They are the tiny heavyweight champions of the world! And that’s the bottom line ’cause Stone Cold said so!      Available December 24th!   Pop! Television: Sons of Anarchy Charming’s toughest…

 

by Daniel Pickett
November 21, 2013
First 4 Figures Presents: Sonic Generations November 19th 2013 After a six-year strong relationship with SEGA, we at First 4 Figures are pleased to announce today that we’re introducing a third range of Sonic statues to our very successful portfolio: The Sonic Diorama Collection. This new range is answering the fan demand to see more dynamic statues, and we’re thrilled at…

 

by Daniel Pickett
November 20, 2013
The biker, cross-bow hunter, Daryl Dixon, from AMC’s The Walking Dead comes in a new POP! style.     (BALTIMORE,MD) – (October 30, 2013)- The arrows are flying as PREVIEWS features two exclusive POP! figures —one bloody and one regular edition—of Daryl from AMC’s The Walking Dead. These PREVIEWS Exclusives from Funko POP! can be…

 

by Daniel Pickett
November 20, 2013
InvincibleMinimates1 The holiday season is growing ever closer, and Diamond Select Toys just made shopping for presents a whole lot easier. Eight new products hit comic shops and specialty stores this week, and each item would make any fanboy or girl on your list scream with joy! Whether they love classic Marvel Comics, modern Image Comics,…

 

by Daniel Pickett
November 20, 2013
Independent consumer group, Oppenheim Toy Portfolio, announces top STEM (science, tech, engineering and math) toys on their website, www.toyportfolio.comNEW YORK, Nov. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — The independent consumer organization, Oppenheim Toy Portfolio, announces their list of Top 20 STEM (science, tech, engineering and math) Toys for 2013 on their website www.toyportfolio.com. “One of the best…

 

by Daniel Pickett
November 20, 2013
roboforceLogoTransparent5_14_a On November 21st, 2013 the Mordles return with four brand-new editions, including two colors never before seen, as well as the debut of the Jumbo Mordle! In 1985, the classic obscure Ideal Toys property ROCKS AND BUGS AND THINGS cemented itself into the minds of 1980s children with gruesome box art and a play pattern…

 

by Daniel Pickett
November 20, 2013
MOTUCCastGSCK1 Several folks who placed a pre-order for Castle Grayskull in the original order window received the following email this week:   Dear XXXXX, We are writing you to let you know that your pre-order for the Castle Grayskull playset did not successfully process, and we have had to put your castle on hold.    Order…

 

by Daniel Pickett
November 20, 2013
Announced this past week on the Underground Toys Facebook page there is now a VARIANT wave of their first assortment of Doctor Who 3.75″ figures.  Some of the paint variations are slight like Clara’s dress, and some are more noticeable like the Dalek being black instead of copper/gold.   Also the 2 variant versions of the…

 

by Danny "CantinaDan" Neumann
November 19, 2013
Remember when Mattel sold Japanese Kaiju figures? Had I not held onto a weird blue monster with big ears since childhood I would’ve answered “uhh, no.” Turns out, Mattel did obtain the rights to distribute toys for the popular Japanese company Popy back in the late 70’s. You  do remember Shogun Warriors, right? Same licensing…

 

by Daniel Pickett
November 19, 2013
Photo Credit: Michael Kienitz This week Entertainment Weekly announced that the annual Turkey Day Marathon for Mystery Science Theater 3000 would return! The Return of the Turkey Day Marathon! Do you miss the Turkey Day Marathons of yesteryear, when, loaded with tryptophan, you’d curl up on the sofa with friends and family for a postprandial MST session? Well, you…

 

by Daniel Pickett
November 19, 2013
~ POP! TELEVISION: THUNDERCATS  ~ Pop! Television: Thundercats “Thunder! Thunder! Thunder! Thundercats, HO!” From far beyond any known galaxy… Bringing the laws and ideals of their doomed planet Thundera.. It’s the Thundercats! These Pop!’s look pretty cute and snuggly for a bunch of warriors!        Available December 17th!

 

by Daniel Pickett
November 19, 2013
————– NEW PRE-ORDERS ————– BATMAN UNLIMITED 2013 SERIES 04 – CASE, SINGLES The new Case of Batman Unlimited figures includes two each of Batman and Deathstroke (each from Arkham Origins) and one each of “Beware the Batman” Batman and Vampire Batman.  This case is listed at $99.99, with singles of Arkham Origins Batman and Deathstroke…

 

by Daniel Pickett
November 19, 2013
clubblackfreighter This month we got the final piece in Mattel’s “The Watchmen” line of 6″ action figures and the “Club Black Freighter” subscription.   As with any action figure line there are some hits and misses and things that not everyone agrees on.   Some folks didn’t like the scale of the figures since they use the DCUC…

 

by Daniel Pickett
November 19, 2013
MezBrBadBlkFri1 New York- Breaking Bad fans will have a lot to give thanks for on Black Friday (11/29) this year.  Mezco will be revealing not only a limited edition Breaking Bad figure, but a new set of limited edition challenge coins, and two sets of ultra limited “platinum” challenge coins. The new action figure will be…

 

by Cesar Zamora
November 19, 2013
20131119_102936 I stopped at my local Target today and happened upon a new release for the “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” figure line by Playmates. This is the second Shredder in the action figure line and if you bought him the first time around this figure would be a considerable upgrade.

 

by Daniel Pickett
November 19, 2013
1258.jpg Green Brook, NJ, November 18, 2013 – Pretty Ugly, LLC and the creators of the popular Uglydoll brand launch unique Android plush toys available exclusively in the Google Store. While brewing over a cup of ‘java’ and dreaming up apps for development, the Uglydoll team created their geekiest plush yet, Android Ox™ and Android Babo™. …

 

by Daniel Pickett
November 19, 2013
DOCTOR WHO 50th LIVE PRE-SHOW CROSSES PLATFORMS TO CONNECT FANS IN  THE U.S. AND AROUND THE WORLD   New York – November 19, 2013 – Announced today, BBC AMERICA has partnered with Nerdist  Industries to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Doctor Who with the first ever live simulcast pre-show  from the YouTube Space Los Angeles. Hosted…

 

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