Articles for August, 2015

 

by Daniel Pickett
August 20, 2015
Wizard World To Offer Exclusive Bandai Power Rangers Figurines at Wizard World Comic Con Chicago, Thursday Through Sunday Limited To 500 Available Exclusively At Wizard World Store At Donald E. Stephens Convention Center ROSEMONT, Ill., August 20, 2015 – Wizard World, Inc. (OTCBB: WIZD) today announced that for the first time it has partnered with…

 

by Daniel Pickett
August 20, 2015
Fans attending New York Comic Con on Thursday, October 8th will receive an exclusive sneak peek of what’s to come in the second season of Star Wars Rebels with a panel featuring special guests plus a preview screening of two new episodes from the series. As the second season of Star Wars Rebels opens, the…

 

by Daniel Pickett
August 20, 2015
Kidrobot is joining forces with both Ron English and Kenny Scharf to release three brand newSimpsons vinyl figures in 2015! These figures will coincide with Kidrobot’s latest Simpsons 3” Mini Figures Series release. Kidrobot is excited to bring together the classic Simpsons license with notable and talented artists to produce these premium vinyl figures. Ron English has created two 3” figures with…

 

by Daniel Pickett
August 20, 2015
1/6 SCALE JESSE PINKMAN Jesse stands 12 inches tall and the fully articulated figure features tailored clothing including a leather jacket and hoodie, as well as a SWAT mask, Ruger LCR revolver, and stacks of blood money. This Jesse Pinkman figure has a realistic likeness to the character as portrayed in the hit TV series…

 

by Daniel Pickett
August 20, 2015
Three new products are coming from the gang at Gentle Giant ltd. early next year from across the spectrum of their licenses.   We see some great new stuff in their Jumbo universe including our first look at the BTAS Catwoman jumbo and the next in their Super Powers Jumbo line.  Then we go SMALL for some Secret Wars…

 

by Daniel Pickett
August 20, 2015
Hasbro sent out this amazing page-a-day Star Wars calendar to help us countdown to the release of new Star Wars: The Force Awakens product on “Force Friday” on September 4th. Today we are a mere 15 days away from Force Friday and the toys of the day is James Marsters… I know they are calling him “Captain…

 

by Daniel Pickett
August 19, 2015
  GLENDALE, Calif. – (August 19, 2015) Disney Interactive today released the new trailer which debuted at D23 Expo 2015 for Star Wars™ Twilight of the Republic, one of three Star Wars™ Play Sets to be released for Disney Infinity 3.0 Edition, which launches in North America on August 30.  Developed by Ninja Theory, in…

 

by Daniel Pickett
August 19, 2015
Much-anticipated new film, written by wizarding world creator J.K. Rowling and being directed by David Yates, starts production in England BURBANK, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Principal photography has begun on Warner Bros. Pictures’ highly anticipated feature “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.” The all new adventure is set in the wizarding world created by J.K. Rowling in…

 

by Daniel Pickett
August 19, 2015
92 percent of gamers own video game disks they no longer play, yet postpone purchasing new games for financial reasons Inactivity keeps 55 percent of gamers from trading in used games for cash or credit; GameStop gave motivated gaming fans more than $1 billion in trade credit in 2014 GRAPEVINE, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–According to a recent…

 

by Daniel Pickett
August 19, 2015
Opening September 21, 2018, Film Marks Reintroduction of Hanna-Barbera Animated Favorites to Moviegoers Everywhere BURBANK, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Fire up the Mystery Machine! Scooby-Doo and his crime-busting pals will soon embark on a brand new comedy adventure, as Warner Bros. Pictures prepares to bring the beloved Hanna-Barbera franchise back to theaters on September 21, 2018. The announcement…

 

by Daniel Pickett
August 19, 2015
Skylanders Delivers Brand-New Adventure with  Free-to-Play Mobile Card Battle Game SANTA MONICA, Calif. – August 18, 2015 – Activision Publishing, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATVI), is setting out to create a legendary league of card battlers with the mobile card battle game, Skylanders Battlecast.  Created by the pioneers of…

 

by Daniel Pickett
August 19, 2015
This week Gentle Giant solicits the new Marvel Secret Wars Micro Bobble series 1.   We first broke the news of these last month as part of our SDCC coverage.  Now we have more details on wave one and where they will be available.  Check out the details below, and check out our Gentle Giant Comic…

 

by Daniel Pickett
August 19, 2015
Halloween comes early as “Batman Unlimited: Monster Mayhem” hits the street this week (August 18) on Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and Digital HD from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment. Below you’ll find  two new clips from the film, and a collection of new images. The first “Batman Unlimited: Monster Mayhem” clip features Batman, Red Robin, Nightwing and Green…

 

by Daniel Pickett
August 19, 2015
Winter is coming, and you know what that means — another season chock-full of awesome products from Diamond Select Toys! In the new assortment of items currently up for pre-order (and releasing around the end of this year), DST has new offerings from Aliens, the Batman TV show, the DC Animated universe, Ghostbusters, Godzilla, iZombie,…

 

by Daniel Pickett
August 19, 2015
Hasbro sent out this amazing page-a-day Star Wars calendar to help us countdown to the release of new Star Wars: The Force Awakens product on “Force Friday” on September 4th. Today we are a mere 16 days away from Force Friday and the toys of the day is… aw, crap.  Jar Jar!  Really?   We couldn’t make…

 

by Daniel Pickett
August 19, 2015
STAMFORD, Conn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–After 16 epic years as host of The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, Jon Stewart has announced his retirement plans. What will Stewart do next? A trip to Disney? A run for President? A one-way trip to Mars? No, Stewart is set to host WWE’s SummerSlam® on Sunday, August 23 at 7pm ET…

 

by Daniel Pickett
August 18, 2015
We here at AFi are saddened by the news tonight of the passing of Yvonne Craig, TV’s original Batgirl(as well as many other memorable roles).    Yvonne’s official website broke the news to the public today:   Yvonne Craig passed away at her home in Pacific Palisades, surrounded by her immediate family and comforted by Hospice…

 

by Daniel Pickett
August 18, 2015
The gang over at the Fwoosh are dipping their toes into the action figure game, coming soon on Kickstarter.  Check out the details of their first offering below:   Los Angeles, CA –– Silent shadows hold unseen danger. Steel whispers the fatal strike. Between breaths, between blinks, the ninja makes his home; a nightmare apparition…

 

by Erik "Superfriend" Skov
August 18, 2015
Solaris Solaris is coming.  Solaris, the living sun, is coming.  Solaris, who has taken the place of one of the outer gas giants in our solar system, is coming.  Solaris, who is from 1 millions months from when DC started publishing comics, is coming.  Yes, soon you will be able to own a sun.  A nasty…

 

by Daniel Pickett
August 18, 2015
Pop Heroes: Gotham The seedy underbelly of Batman’s home city is getting the Pop! treatment! James Gordon, one of the newest recruits in the Gotham City Police Department, teams up with seasoned detective Harvey Bullock to solve high profile cases! They go up against some of the city’s toughest criminals like gangster Fish Mooney and her associate…

 

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