Even though the Four Horsemen are back in their studio attempting to recover from an exciting weekend at Wizard World Philadelphia, they can’t sit around and admire their first annual “Toyfare Hall of Fame” award for too long.
There are still some straggling elephants to be shipped out, there’s work to be wrapped up on the latest wave of Mattels’ DC Universe Classics line, and to top everything off the Horsemen are smack-dab in the middle of moving into a new studio! Needless to say, these fellas are busy right now.
This being the case, even though they’d planned to release the powerfully pink pachyderm “The Chalice of Guudenuph” through their online store – Store Horsemen (http://www.StoreHorsemen.com) on Tuesday or Wednesday of this week, they’ve decided to back the release date up to next Tuesday night / Wednesday morning at 12:00am EST.
Not only will this give the Horsemen a chance to send out the last of the outstanding signed and international orders for Ramathorrs and settle into their new digs, but it will also give action figure fans who are interested in purchasing “The Chalice” a little more time to plan ahead.
“The Chalice of Guudenuph” will sell for $25.00 each, plus shipping (to be determined), and will be extremely limited to less than 300 peices! If you remember what happened to last years’ black and white spotted bovine warrior – the Mynothecean Royal Guardsman, then you know you’ll want to get on board for “The Chalice of Guudenuph” as early as possible!
But the Chalice isn’t invading Store Horsemen alone. Between the time the original pre-orders for the Anitherian Nine sets* and Ramathorr himself were placed – to the time they were finally released there were quite a few order cancellations. A lot of action figure fans were disappointed when they couldn’t get their own Anitherian Nine sets, so now here’s their second chance!
Ramathorr and a very limited amount of the Anitherian Nine sets will be put back up for order at the same time as the Chalice of Guudenuph (give or take a few minutes – Cornboy’s not that good with the computer…)!!
As before, Ramathorr will be $25.00 each, plus shipping (to be determined), and the Anitherian Nine sets will be $225.00 each set, plus shipping (to be determined).
NY- Mezco Toyz, premier toy and collectible manufacturer, is lending a helping hand to those who are less fortunate; bulldogs. In February 2008, Mezco Toyz, the makers of the new Heroes action figures, sent a set of unpainted prototype test shot figures to the legendary 30 Rock (30 Rockefeller center) in NY to be displayed at NBC’s headquarters as part of the NBC tour.
Literally thousands of tourists have posed beside the figures for pictures and many of the cast of Heroes themselves saw and played with the figures during a recent visit to the site. These are the actual figures from the display and the actual figures featured in the recent article in Heroes Magazine.
The original plan was to auction the figures for charity in April, but because of the overwhelming popularity of the display, the figures remained at NBC until the end of May 2008. Now, Mezco Toyz has donated the set of 5 figures to Heaven Sent Bulldog Rescue so they can be auction to raise funds for abused and/or homeless Bulldogs. 100% of the money raised will be donated to the charity and the transaction will be handled by Mission Fish.
When asked what prompted their decision to help bulldogs, Mezco’s Director Of Special Projects replied, “Mezco has a long love affair with bulldogs. A full 37% of Mezco’s New York staff own bulldogs and Mez himself, the President of Mezco, has shared his life with several bulldogs. When Mezco learned about the cruelty many of these poor creatures have suffered, and the wondrous things Heaven Sent Bulldog Rescue has done to help them, it was clear that they deserved to benefit from this auction”.
The auction begins on June 4th, 2008 and runs for 10 days.
Fresh from Marvel’s latest paranoia-fueled comic event comes the greenest, used-to-be-deadest San Diego Comic Con exclusive of the year – the Marvel Select Skrull Elektra! Featuring Elektra as a Skrull as well as an additional Skrull soldier, this limited two-pack brings the stars of Secret Invasion to your collection as never before!
She may be an alien shapeshifter, but this femme fatale captured the hearts and minds of comic fans worldwide with her status-quo-shattering appearance in New Avengers #31. The seven-inch Skrull Elektra features multiple points of articulation and comes complete with interchangeable arms and legs, a host of martial arts weapons and a Skrull soldier ready to do her bidding!
Available only through Diamond Select Toys and Diamond Previews during this year’s San Diego Comic Con, the Marvel Select Skrull Elektra will retail for $20 – joining several other exclusives only available at the annual extravaganza. Announced so far are the Transformers G1 Animated Optimus Prime Bust, Marvel Minimates Invaders Box Set, Transformers Skywarp Bust (Action Figure Xpress) and Marvel Minimates Iron Man Through the Ages Box Set (Action Figure Xpress). Look for more updates and a few more San Diego Comic Con surprises in the coming weeks!
If you’ve ever seen one of the EagleMoss figures (either DC or Marvel) in person you know how good they look. here is a new commercial to promote the DC figures. These are being imported through Diamond.
Here’s a cool new commercial for these figurines.
Another fun fact is that the DC figures are art directed by the gang at DC Direct.
SDCC Exclusive Miniature Alliance Secret Wars Spider-man & Hulk
Monogram International features as a salute to the 20 plus year anniversary of Secret Wars – 12 comic series everyone’s favorite classic super heroes Spider-man and Hulk. The story revolves around the plot: A godlike cosmic entity called the Beyonder has been observing the Earth-616 universe – the mainstream Marvel universe.
Fascinated by the presence of metahumans on Earth and their potential, this entity chooses a group of both superheroes and supervillains and teleports them (against their will) to "Battleworld", a planet created by the Beyonder in a distant galaxy. The planet is stocked with alien weapons and technology. The Beyonder then issued the following decree: "I am from beyond! Slay your enemies and all that you desire shall be yours! Nothing you dream of is impossible for me to accomplish!"
This set of 2 PVC Figurines features Spider-man and Hulk on bases in dynamic action poses. Packaged together with the Secret Wars Comic Book background. A great addition to any fans collection! Comic Con Exclusive limited edition.
Hulk Clear Resin Bust Paperweight – with Hand Painted Features
Monogram International presents the 2nd in a series of Clear Resin Bust Paperweights. First Series Venom paperweights were hits at Comic Con. Don’t miss your chance to purchase the new Hulk Clear Resin Bust Paperweight. Hulk stands in fight mode pose ready to fight evil!
Each piece features hand painted accents. Comic Con exclusive – limited edition.
Disney Pirates of the Caribbean Bronze Skull Paperweight
Everyone’s favorite Pirate Series - The Pirates of the Caribbean – Swashbuckling Captain Jack Sparrow and his friends /co-horts Elizabeth Swann and Will Turner delight movie goers with their adventures and antics.
You too can be Pirate if you dare! You can choose to join the brotherhood of Pirates. Buy one today and you can be a Pirate Brother!
Monogram presents Pirates of the Caribbean Skull Paperweight in Bronze finish. Detailed sculpt of pirate’s skull with sea creatures crawling around the outside. New Exclusive sure to be a hit!
Underground Toys sent us the latest solicitation information on the first assortment of the Torchwood action figures. The first assortment of figure featuring Gwen, Captain Jack Harkness, Lisa the Cyberwoman, and a Weevil. These figures should be arriving in July/August 2008 and retail for around $10 each.
The 12 pack cases of figures will break down with:
Starting Friday May 30th at 10:00am Mountain time, McFarlane Toys will be having a warehouse moving sale – and retail prices on literally everything will be significantly reduced!
Prices as low as $1.50 – or savings up to 75 percent – on Spawn, dragons, 3-D Wall Art, sports and MUCH more. Items will be available through our online SPAWN store, and in our Tempe, Ariz. store and show room, as they consolidate stock to the shipping facility in Sacramento, Calif., and flagship Westgate retail store in Glendale, Ariz.
As they say, "We’d rather sell it than move it!"
If you’re in the neighborhood, stop by the Tempe store beginning this weekend, or shop online at http://store.spawn.com/. This is a great chance for you to add to your collection, or do some early holiday shopping for the truly worthy.
North Hills, CA, May 28, 2008 - Imperial Toy, a leading manufacturer of licensed and proprietary bubbles & novelties, and Marvel Entertainment, Inc., a global character-based entertainment licensing company, announced today a multi-year licensing deal. Imperial will launch an extensive line of seasonal and novelty products based on Marvel’s most popular Super Heroes, including The Amazing Spider-Man, Marvel Heroes, The Hulk, and Iron Man. The new line will be launched in May to the retail Trade, and is available for most channels of distribution. Novelty product is available for shipment at once, and Seasonal products will be available in time for the spring 2009 season.
"Marvel’s amazing Super Heroes and exceptional marketing make this a unique opportunity for us" said Peter Tiger, Co-President Imperial Toy®. Our strong price value, creativity and excellent distribution will yield exceptional results. We have already received strong interest from key trade partners.
NECA has been gradually trickling out the information on their 2008 Comic Con exclusives. So far the have announced Exclusives based on Gears of War, Conan and their awesome TMNT line. Check out the news and images below.
Carmine is Coming to San Diego
NECA Releases Images of the Gears of War Carmine SDCC Exclusive
Summer is just around the corner, and with it, the height of convention season. From July 24 through July 27, one of the biggest events of the year hits the west coast: San Diego Comic Con! This year NECA will be unveiling some of our best Convention Exclusives yet, and for the next few weeks, they’ll be debuting every Friday at NECAonline! Up first is a highly requested fan favorite, coming on the heels of Gears of War Series 1: everyone’s favorite doomed member of Delta Squad, Anthony Carmine. The Gears of War Carmine San Diego Comic Con Exclusive 7" Action Figure comes with his standard Lancer weapon and the all-new Gnasher Shotgun! Take a look at the first official photos of Carmine.
NECA Releases Images of Bronze Conan SDCC Exclusive
Today, NECAonlineConan the Barbarian Bronze Conan Action Figure. Striking the same iconic pose as the upcoming War Paint Conan Action Figure, Bronze Conan features a "bronzed" finish, as if the mighty Cimmerian himself had been preserved in the midst of battle. Available exclusively at Comic Con, the Bronze Conan will be the first Conan the Barbarian action figure release! The figure is articulated at the neck, wrists, boots, and waist, comes with Conan‘s trademark broadsword, and a unique display base, bearing the classic Conan the Barbarian logo. Please note: this is not a bronze statue, but a standard plastic action figure with paint applications and decoration to give the appearance of a bronze finish. We will be revealing more information, like availability and pricing, as San Diego Comic Con draws closer, but for now take a look at the first official image of the Bronze Conan Action Figure.
A Comic Con Exclusive with Bite
NECA Releases Images of TMNT Mouser Comic Con Exclusive
Today, NECAonline debuts the first images of the third San Diego Comic Con Exclusive: the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Mouser 3-Pack! The Mousers, vicious robots with jaws strong enough to crush steel and concrete, are some of the Turtles deadliest and most popular enemies. The 3-Pack comes with a detailed display base, including an exclusive San Diego Manhole Cover! We’ll be unveiling more details, like packaging images and pricing, as Comic Con draws closer, but for now check out our first official images.