I mean, the new Mattel JLU ad is up! Thanks to our good buddy Scott "ToyGuru" Neitlich, we are happy to present everyone’s favorite right-wing nutcase The Question starring in his very own warehouse themed ad! Looks like he found his extra ice cream flavor, John Galt fans!
Now the big "question" is whether or not Green Arrow will get equal time in his own ad? Or will it all be "left" to chance? Click it for a bigger look, fanboy!
Mezco presents The Spirit movie product based on the upcoming big budget December 2008 film, a sinister gut wrenching tale of a hero born, murdered and born again. Written and directed by genre-twister Frank Miller.
The Spirit Movie Keychains These flexible keychains from the upcoming big budget December 2008 film, a sinister gut wrenching tale of a hero born, murdered and born again. Written and directed by genre-twister Frank Miller. Each keychain features feature art and catchphrases that capture the uniquely stylized look of the film .
The Spirit Movie Roto Bust ™ The Spirit- The bust of the resurrected, masked vigilante sits proudly atop a cityscape with his name emblazoned on a billboard. He sports a ball jointed neck and waist so you can pose your rotobust in one of thousands of possible positions.
The 2008 Canadian Action Figure Expo has been announced. It will be Sunday, September 28th at the Holiday Inn Burlington Hotel and Conference Centre. The show features 2 halls filled with dealers selling GIJoe, Star Wars, Transformers, Super Heroes, and tons of other Action Figures and collectibles. Located at 3063 South Service Road the location is directly off the QEW with free parking for everyone.
The newly formed Siegel & Shuster Society is taking action on saving the house where the 17 year old Jerry Siegel created Superman. You can find out about their mission from the excerpt from writer Brad Meltzer, as well as the youtube video below.
For the past two years, while researching Jerry Siegel’s life for my new novel, I asked my friend Mike San Giacomo to take me to the actual house in Cleveland where Superman was created. I wanted to see the exact spot where young Jerry Siegel sat in his bed on that rainy summer night…where a seventeen(!) year old kid stared at his bedroom ceiling and gave birth to the idea of Superman.
But the one thing I quickly realized was that this house was in…well…it was in bad shape.
The house where Google was created is saved. The farm where Hewlett Packard was founded is preserved. And Richard Nixon’s house is a museum. But the house where Superman — one of the world’s most recognized heroes — was created? It’s a wreck. It’s actually a great old house — painted bright red and blue (really) — and owned by one of the kindest elderly couples in the world. But as the neighborhood sank, so did the house. When you walk inside, you feel like your foot might go through the floor. The roof is flawed. The paint is a mess. When you look up at the ceiling, you see the exposed rafters overhead. It’s a mess. Worst of all, the city of Cleveland let it happen. As the owner told me, “They won’t even give us a plaque. Not even a plaque to say, ‘This is where Superman was created.’”
Mezco presents */The Spirit/* movie action figures, based on the upcoming big budget December 2008 film, a sinister gut wrenching tale of a hero born, murdered and born again. Written and directed by genre-twister Frank Miller . This first series contains 5 dynamic figures:
The Spirit- The resurrected, masked vigilante sports more than 19 points of articulation, and comes with alternate fighting hands, a crowbar, a manhole cover, and one of his many pet cats.
The Octopus- This evil mastermind features over 13 points of articulation. Includes two big guns, a massive wrench, alternate hands and a removable hat.
Plaster Of Paris- This sultry villainess features 9 points of articulation, and comes with a short sword, alternate hand with mini daggers and display base.
Sand Seref- A jewel thief with dangerous curves features 13 points of articulation. Also included is her pistol and a trunk.
Pathos- One of the thugs of the Octopus, this henchman features 8 points of articulation, a machine gun and alternate hand.
The evil little Time Keepers from the Four Horsemen’s “Gothitropolis” property arrived in the Horsemens’ stable late last week, and are now ready for purchase!
The first three of Scarabus’ malicious minions, Baraeth, Nybbaz and Aestorath are now available through the Four Horsemen’s online retail outlet, Store Horsemen (http://www.StoreHorsemen.com) for $10.00 each (plus shipping), or the set of all three for only $25.00 (plus shipping)!
Each Time Keeper is about 3 inches tall and sports a ball-joint head, articulated jaw, ball-joint shoulders, swiveling wrists, an articulated "ab-crunch", and a swivel waist. Each Time Keeper also wields his own "Chrono-Hammer", and comes in a beautifully decorated window-box for display!
Please help get these little things out of our studio as soon as possible. Their bony, little feet are wreaking havoc on the clay, and trying to paint a 2-up while getting repeatedly cracked in the knuckles with a Chrono-Hammer is getting to be a real pain.
There is a really neat art exhibit in the Netherlands by Eva and Franco Mattes (aka 0100101110101101.ORG) called "It’s Always Six O’Clock". The use a lot of action figures and other toys to make an apparent commentary on the futility of marketing or something high-falutin’ thing like that. Just ask Mickey Mouse.
-Population of play’s iconic yellow man surpasses 4 billion ensuring that children everywhere can tap into his spirit of adventure-
ENFIELD, Conn. (August 25, 2008) – A global pop culture icon turned 30 today and is celebrating a list of accomplishments and adventures that would overwhelm and astonish any self-described overachiever.
The LEGO® minifigure was first manufactured and packed into a LEGO set the morning of August 25, 1978.Children of all ages and LEGO employees around the world today commemorated the milestone by kicking off Go Miniman Go!, a movement that aims to inspire generations of LEGO children to reconnect with the adventures their minifigures enabled them to live through creative, constructive LEGO play.
Online video, contests, downloads, news, games and more encourage fans to rekindle the joy and adventure the minifigure represented when they were young.The online celebration is happening now at www.GoMinimanGo.com.
“I’m sure plenty of people who see all the places I’ve been and things I’ve done probably wonder when I’ll slow down; but I feel as if the adventure is just beginning,” said the LEGO minifigure.“I can go anywhere I dream of going, and thanks to generations of children and their imaginations, I have been able to live my dreams in a fun, playful and fearless way.I’m ready to go wherever the world’s creative builders decide to take me next!”
Interesting facts about the minifigure include:
Minifigures represent the world’s largest population, more than 4 billion people strong, making it 3 times larger than China, 12 times larger than the United States and 120 times larger than Canada.
Globally, 3.9 minifigures are sold per second, 365 days per year.That’s an average of over 122 million per year!
There are more than 8 quadrillion (8,181,068,395,500,000) possible combinations of minifigures that can be made using all of the unique parts over the last 30 years.
Film stars and comic heroes started to appear as minifigures in 1998 with LEGO Star Wars™; only two real people have been represented in minifigure form multiple times (Answer found on www.GoMinimanGo.com)
The standard minifigure is four LEGO bricks tall and has just over 970 degrees of movement.
Join the Party
Fans will find several different ways to participate in the fun by visiting www.GoMinimanGo.com.The blog will feature regular news updates, stories and fan created content.A celebration video depicts the versatility and fun of minifigures throughout some of the most important historic and pop culture moments of the last 30 years.An interactive timeline features minifigures through the decades and vintage TV commercials featuring the minifigure add to the nostalgia.
Those who want to go further will find information on a Gizmodo challenge to create personal Go Miniman Go! videos and a photo contest sponsored by LEGO enthusiasts, an invitation to submit posts for the blog, and games featuring the minifigure.An iGoogle theme, the ability to download any blog picture as desktop wallpaper and information on a variety of minifigure-themed merchandise, like vintage t-shirts, provide ways for fans to take the celebration home.Additional activities will be added as the year progresses.
LEGO Stores across the country today offer ways to join the birthday party, and LEGOLAND®California will screen the celebration video in all film attractions and offer merchandise in its Big Shop.
“The minifigure is one of the most important designs in LEGO Group history, second only to the LEGO brick, which celebrated its 50th anniversary in January,” said Jette Orduna, manager of the LEGO Group archives.“For 30 years, the figures have embodied the creative hopes and dreams of children as they explore their imaginations through LEGO play, and for some, remain the ‘face’ of their memories of the LEGO brand.It’s often said ‘Life begins at 30’, so we look forward to seeing where the world’s children of all ages take the minifigure next through building and play.”
The very first minifigure was a police officer, followed by a fireman, a nurse, astronauts, medieval knights, a gas station attendant and a construction worker.In its history, the minifigure has also been – among other things – a pirate, chef, deep sea diver, cowboy, race car driver, nurse, doctor, mail carrier, secret agent, superhero, athlete, princess, firefighter, movie star, scientist, archaeologist, paleontologist, mechanic and time traveler.Of all of the minifigure’s roles, the police officer is most popular, with 41 different versions appearing in 104 sets over the last 30 years.
Launching an interstellar line of collectibles sure to please Empire loyalists from Coruscant to Endor, Diamond Select Toys will release the debut Star Wars bank featuring none other than the Dark Lord of the Sith – Darth Vader!
Measuring over seven inches tall and complete with his devastating light saber, the Darth Vader bust bank will teach your Younglings all about the importance of saving their Galactic Credits while maintaining an imposing presence in their collections. After all, none dare steal from Darth Vader!
Sculpted by Bill Mancuso, look for this limited collectible bank in the September issue of Previews. Scheduled for an early 2009 release date and a MSRP of $14.99, expect follow up releases featuring the biggest names in the Star Wars universe as this line continues to expand!
August 20, 2008 (SEATTLE) — WizKids Inc. is pleased to announced that it has sold out of numbered Marvel HeroClix: Secret Invasion “Buy it by the Brick” Super Skrull: Illuminati figures and has begun taking orders towards a first-ever brick figure reprint. Secret Invasion is the second “Buy it by the Brick” program sell out following DC HeroClix: Crisis in February, which sold out of 5,000 numbered figures only weeks after the product release.
With all 5,000 numbered figures redeemed worldwide, WizKids is now collecting unfulfilled brick figure orders. Currently, approximately 200 orders are unfulfilled, but WizKids needs at least 500 unfulfilled orders to meet the minimum order quantity for the reprint. If WizKids receives at least 500 unfulfilled brick figure orders prior to October 24, WizKids will reprint an unnumbered version of the Super Skrull: Illuminati figure for each order.
“After the Crisis ‘Buy it by the Brick’ program, we did some serious evaluation of it in anticipation for Secret Invasion and built in the possibility of a reprint”, said Justin Ziran, Managing Director of WizKids. “With this second sell out, we’re glad to see that we succeeded in continuing to deliver a premium program benefiting brick and mortar retailers and pleasing HeroClix consumers alike,”