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SAN FRANCISCO, California—June 1, 2012—Lucasfilm Ltd. today announced that Kathleen Kennedy will become Co-Chair of Lucasfilm. In an effort to move forward with his retirement plans, George Lucas will work with Kathleen Kennedy to transition into her new role. Lucas will become Co-Chairman of the Board of Lucasfilm and continue as CEO.  Micheline Chau will… Read More
Daniel Pickett • June 2, 2012No Comments
Chart-Topping Performance Sets The Stage For E3 Debut Of Eagerly Anticipated Sequel Skylanders Giants™ Santa Monica, CA – June 1, 2012 – Activision Publishing, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Activision Blizzard, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI), is pleased to announce that Skylanders Spyro’s Adventure™, which launched to great acclaim and record-setting sales in October 2011, was… Read More
Daniel Pickett • June 2, 2012No Comments
Hot Toys sent out updated images tonight of their upcoming 12″ Thor and Loki figures from “Marvel’s The Avengers” and they remind everyone why they are the best in the business… “You give up the Tesseract! You give up this poisonous dream! You come home.” said Thor. Avengers fans, do you still remember this scene… Read More
Daniel Pickett • June 2, 2012No Comments
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. If you have Mattel  questions make sure to post them in the thread for the… Read More
Daniel Pickett • June 2, 2012No Comments
Philadelphia – At Philly Comic Con, Kasual Friday revealed 3 new characters from their upcoming 3″ stylized figure line.  Shown for the 1sttime were MGM’s Army of Darkness ASH and CLUBBER LANG along with King Features Syndicate’s THE PHANTOM.  These figures will remain on display at Philadelphia Comic Con, Friday and Saturday at theStylinOnline.com booth. Figures will be… Read More
Daniel Pickett • June 1, 2012No Comments
LUCASARTS DROPS GAMERS INTO THE CRIMINAL UNDERWORLD WITH NEW MATURE THEMED VIDEOGAME FRANCHISE, STAR WARS 1313 ™   SAN FRANCISCO, Calif – May 31, 2012 – LucasArts, a Lucasfilm Ltd. company, announced today a new internally developed videogame franchise, Star Wars 1313 ™.  The game will make its formal debut at the 2012 Electronic Entertainment… Read More
Daniel Pickett • June 1, 2012No Comments
Two weeks ago, Diamond Select Toys and Marvel.com announced their first-ever fan poll to decide a full series of Marvel Minimates. Through a series of four polls, Marvel fans get to choose the entire line-up of Series 50, which will hit in 2013 and mark the 10th anniversary of the line. Last week’s poll had… Read More
Daniel Pickett • June 1, 2012No Comments
Hasbro is hosting THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN Scavenger Hunt, an online promotion in support of the upcoming THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN toy line based on the upcoming Marvel movie! With the new Amazing Spider-Man movie swinging into theaters, Hasbro is giving kids 6-13 the chance to win the ultimate Spider-Man prize: a trip to Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida… Read More
Daniel Pickett • June 1, 2012No Comments
Cary, N.C. & Los Altos, C.A.—May 31, 2012— North Carolina-based game studio and technology provider, Icarus Studios, and Silicon Valley-based game studio, Zabu Studio, today announced a signed agreement to combine the two companies to create MFV,  majority owned by leading entertainment conglomerate, National Entertainment Collectibles Association (NECA). The merger forms the world’s most innovative… Read More
Daniel Pickett • June 1, 2012No Comments
As the tide rolls in, it brings a warning from the sea…the Captain is not gone, but waiting. Deep in the water the peg-legged pirate waits to set sail once again on the Whispering Corsair along with his crew of undead shipmates. Reel in this limited edition ghostly “Deep Blue Sea” variant when Toy2R releases… Read More
Daniel Pickett • May 31, 2012No Comments
New Fighting Game Franchise from the Makers of Award-Winning Mortal Kombat Franchise Revealed BURBANK, Calif. – May 31, 2012 – What if our greatest heroes became our greatest threat?  Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and DC Entertainment today announced Injustice: Gods Among Us, an all-new game in development by award-winning NetherRealm Studios, creators of the definitive… Read More
Daniel Pickett • May 31, 2012No Comments
Plants vs. Zombies has won over 30 Game of the Year Awards! This game has managed to combined two favorite pastimes: ZOMBIES…AND…KILLING ZOMBIES! …Oh, yes, and PLANTS…because shotguns, crossbows and sharp objects are SO five minutes ago. Pop Cap’s ‘Plants vs. Zombies‘ comes to Funko’s Pop Vinyl line.  The first five offerings in the line… Read More
Daniel Pickett • May 31, 2012No Comments
AMT® To Release Set of Three Iconic Ships from “Star Trek®: The Motion Picture” & “Star Trek® II: The Wrath of Khan”   SOUTH BEND, Indiana – 05/29/2012 – AMT®, a brand of Round 2, LLC, will introduce to its popular 1:2500 scale Cadet Series of model kits three ships featured in Star Trek®: The… Read More
Daniel Pickett • May 31, 2012No Comments
Street Grapes is an up and coming street artist and illustrator who is passionate about many forms of art. He combines hand drawn and graphic art together to make sophisticated and distinctive designs. Street Grapes was born and raised in Russia, and now has been living in the USA for 6 years. His art can… Read More
Daniel Pickett • May 30, 2012No Comments
We just got word about two exciting retailer exclusive offers available for the highly anticipated TRANSFORMERS: FALL OF CYBERTRON video game, which launches on August 28th. Starting today, nostalgic fans who pre-order the game at GameStop will receive a unique unlock code for the G1 RETRO PACK.  This exclusive content will let fans play as the… Read More
Daniel Pickett • May 30, 2012No Comments
While attending activities in Beijing, Swarovski spokesperson and now designer Michele Reis was surprised with a mysterious gift, an 8 inch Qee Bear covered in nearly 10,000 various sized Swarovski Elements crystals. The figure was designed with her birth date as well as “JMJ” the children’s charity fund she founded with her husband and son. … Read More
Daniel Pickett • May 30, 2012No Comments
Skylanders: Spyro’s Adventure won critical and fan acclaim last year by being the first game to combine the toy world and the game world into one singular, seamless experience. Skylanders brought toys into the game world; now we’re bringing that game into the real world. Skylanders Giants is coming this Fall, and we’ll be there… Read More
Daniel Pickett • May 30, 2012No Comments
Hasbro has just released an impressive list of new products Star Wars Vintage Figures – Wave 04 – This wave features 6 new figures each with a normal version of the packaging as well as a new promotional blue card version.   Cases, Sets, and Singles are available here: http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/search.aspx?search=2012+vintage+04 Marvel Universe 2012 – Wave… Read More
Daniel Pickett • May 30, 2012No Comments
Last week Mattel posted the following news on how to pre-order their SDCC 2012 exclusives for those attending the con this summer:   Toy Fans,SDCC is right around the corner and, as we’ve done since 2010, we’re going to offer a limited amount of products to be pre-ordered here at MattyCollector.com for pick-up at San… Read More
Daniel Pickett • May 29, 2012No Comments
What is Mego Meet? Mego Meet is a chance for the Mego toy collector community to get together in person to trade and buy parts and action figures, attend sessions designed to educate and answer questions about the Mego Corporation and the toys they made, but more than anything a chance to connect with friends… Read More
Daniel Pickett • May 29, 2012No Comments
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