HEADLINE NEWS
DISNEY TO ACQUIRE LUCASFILM LTD. An investor conference call will take place at approximately 4:30 p.m. EDT / 1:30 p.m. PDT today, October 30, 2012. Details for the call are listed in the release. Global leader in high-quality family entertainment agrees to acquire world-renowned Lucasfilm Ltd, including legendary STAR WARS franchise. Acquisition continues Disney’s strategic… Read More
Daniel Pickett • October 30, 2012No Comments
Mattel just posted the update on the MattyCollector.com Facebook page – Castle Grayskull has officially reached the half-way mark on the pre-order meter: Castle Grayskull Thermometer Update: We’re officially over half way there. We’ve still got until November 12th – we can do this! You can get in on the pre-order here at MattyCollector.com. Read More
Daniel Pickett • October 30, 2012No Comments
New TRANSFORMERS Action Video Game Launches Exclusively on Nintendo Platforms Today, and on Nintendo’s Wii U™ System on November 18th   Santa Monica, CA – October 30, 2012 – The battle to protect mankind from the evil DECEPTICONS rages on in the TRANSFORMERS PRIME™ video game from Activision Publishing, Inc., a subsidiary of Activision Blizzard,… Read More
Daniel Pickett • October 30, 2012No Comments
”The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey”-­‐inspired menu items and memorabilia to land at America’s Diner on November 6 SPARTANBURG, S.C. (Oct. 24, 2012) – Denny’s, America’s iconic family diner, announced today its partnership with Warner Bros. Pictures to bring menu items and one-­‐of-­‐a-­‐kind memorabilia to the national diner inspired by the highly anticipated epic adventure “The… Read More
Daniel Pickett • October 29, 2012No Comments
Rovio has posted a new video for their upcoming ‘Star Wars Angry Birds’ game/app, and it contains the first gameplay footage we have seen for the title – Angry Birds Star Wars coming on November 8, to iOS, Android, Windows Phone, Kindle Fire, Mac, PC & Windows 8. Follow @angrybirds at http://twitter.com/angrybirds Like them at… Read More
Daniel Pickett • October 29, 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. Mattel took a short break from ‘Ask Matty’ the week of October 15th… Read More
Daniel Pickett • October 29, 2012No Comments
If you are a fan of Masters of the Universe, bootleg toys or just plain weird stuff then you should check out the “Bootlegs of the Universe” Facebook page.  This fun page is brought to you by the twisted minds of collectors, John Santagada (formerly of DC Direct and Mezco) and Hex Evo (KO-Messiah).  … Read More
Daniel Pickett • October 29, 2012No Comments
For those of you unable to attend NYCC 2012 you now have the chance to pick up the NYCC exclusive DC COLLECTIBLES: JOHN STEWART & ATROCITUS 3 3/4″ 2-PACK.  Much like the SDCC 2012 exclusive set DC Collectibles has turned over their remaining stock to Graphitti Designs so now all fans have a shot at… Read More
Daniel Pickett • October 28, 2012No Comments
I posted before about  the pre-order for Zica toys trying to bring their female 8″ figure to market.   Now they have launched a Kickstarter campaign to help bring this figure to production.  As of this writing there are a little more than 48 hours left in the campaign and they still have a way to… Read More
Daniel Pickett • October 28, 2012No Comments
A few new preorders from our friends at BigBadToyStore.com Hot Toys Resident Evil – Ada Wong http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=HOT10418&mode=retail&picture=out Takara Seeker Elite 3-Pack http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=TAK11621&mode=retail&picture=out TFC Uranus SR-71 Blackbird http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=TFC10028&mode=retail&picture=out Carlito’s Way – Al Pacino 1/6 http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=BLTZ10001&mode=retail&picture=out G1 Commemorative – Astrotrain, Ultra Magnus, Powermaster Prime http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/search.aspx?search=transformers+commemorative Read More
Daniel Pickett • October 27, 2012No Comments
Watch your back, Rudolph — the Mad Monster Party has begun! Released in 1967 by stop-motion magnates Rankin-Bass, Mad Monster Party is the horror buff’s bedtime story, the Halloween equivalent of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, and a benchmark in the grand tradition of stop-motion animation. Now, 45 years later, Diamond Sleect Toys is giving the… Read More
Daniel Pickett • October 26, 2012No Comments
Mattel has posted the line-up of available products for their November 2012 MattyCollector,com sale: Toy Fans,Last summer, we held a contest where fans submitted their concepts for a new MOTUC character. Daniel Benedict’s Castle Grayskullman™ blew everyone away and we’re stoked to finally see it come to life on Thursday, November 15th as the final… Read More
Daniel Pickett • October 26, 2012No Comments
Chillingo and Mobile Developer GlitchSoft Transform Classic Brand into Cutting-Edge Game Play   El SEGUNDO, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Honoring the 30th anniversary of He-Man® and the Masters of the Universe® franchise, Mattel and Chillingo, a leading independent games publisher along with mobile developer GlitchSoft, have launched an exciting new He-Man® game app. Available in the App… Read More
Daniel Pickett • October 25, 2012No Comments
I don’t think there were many of us that started collecting the original 6″ Mattel Batman line who could have predicted that it would eventually lead to us getting the Metal Men as articulated figures.   We already have Iron, Gold and Mercury from the retail DCUC Line.  We know that Platinum and Tim will be… Read More
Daniel Pickett • October 25, 2012No Comments
Earlier today the gang at DC Collectibles posted their latest Q&A on their official blog.   These questions were taken from fan’s questions at recent cons and their Facebook page:   When we say the word “action,” what do you think about? Well, if you think of action figures, then look no further. You’ve just hit… Read More
Daniel Pickett • October 25, 2012No Comments
Funko announced three new licenses in their Pop Vinyl line: Pop! Halo 4 Halo 4 is the first installment in a new totally sweet trilogy of Halo series games, named the “Reclaimer Trilogy”! This game will hit shelves on November 6th and our Pop!’s VERY shortly thereafter on November 8th. Master Chief and Cortana (we… Read More
Daniel Pickett • October 24, 2012No Comments
One more week until Halloween, and Diamond Select Toys has turned up the terror on New Toy Day! This week, they’re shipping plenty of horror-themed items to comic shops across America, as well as a new issue of the Battle Beasts comic book from IDW, so check in with your local store to see what… Read More
Daniel Pickett • October 24, 2012No Comments
Disney is doing some great viral marketing for their upcoming animated feature “Wreck-it Ralph” including these three newly released commercials for Litwak’s arcade.   “One of the original commercials for the “Fix-It Felix, Jr.” arcade game the year it debuted and introduced the world to Fix-It Felix, Jr. and Wreck-It Ralph.” An original 1997 commercial… Read More
Daniel Pickett • October 23, 2012No Comments
Report establishes measurable sustainability goals and includes web-based enhancements to engage consumers in Mattel’s citizenship efforts   EL SEGUNDO, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)— Today Mattel announced the launch of its fourth Global Citizenship Report, We Believe Play Matters, which highlights Mattel’s commitment to operating as a responsible member of the global business community. To meet this commitment,… Read More
Daniel Pickett • October 23, 2012No Comments
You can tell by the title of this episode that we are making some bold statements. Right or wrong we are not afraid to take a stand on the tough issues. Take THAT culture snobs! Geeks rule! It looks like all is well in the universe once again between Jason and myself and there are… Read More
Daniel Pickett • October 23, 2012No Comments
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