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Mattel Unveils 2012 Toy Portfolio Taking Global Brands to New Platforms and Play Patterns   EL SEGUNDO, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– At the 2012 New York International Toy Fair, leading toymaker Mattel, Inc. (NASDAQ:MAT) will showcase its newest toys that transcend the traditional playroom and deliver deeper ways for kids and families to engage with their favorite… Read More
Daniel Pickett • February 10, 2012No Comments
  NEW YORK — Avengers Assemble! Peavey® and Marvel Entertainment, LLC, have just made becoming a guitar Super Hero more fun than ever. Peavey Electronics®, one of the world’s largest manufacturers and suppliers of musical instruments and professional sound equipment, is showing its all-new line of officially licensed musical instruments featuring the legendary comic Super Heroes of… Read More
Daniel Pickett • February 10, 2012No Comments
PREPARE FOR AWESOMENESS WITH THE WORLD PREMIERE OF ‘THE AQUABATS! SUPER SHOW!’ ON THE HUB TV NETWORK MARCH 3 Co-creator of “Yo Gabba Gabba!” Executive Produces and Stars In New Hybrid Live-Action / Animated Series Unlike Anything Else on TV! LOS ANGELES – The Hub TV network, a television network for kids and their families, will premiere the… Read More
Daniel Pickett • February 10, 2012No Comments
As Diamond Select Toys reveals more and more of their Avengers movie toy line-up, fans have started to ask, where’s Iron Man? And while DST released a couple different versions of the Iron Man armor as part of their Iron Man 2 line, they were retailer exclusives that have long sold out, leaving new collectors… Read More
Daniel Pickett • February 10, 2012No Comments
Smallville Fans Rejoice! New Comic Book Series, SMALLVILLE SEASON 11, to Pick Up Where Show Left Off Fans of the smash-hit TV series Smallville haven’t had much to cheer about since the show ended its critically acclaimed 10-year run on The CW last May.  That’s all going to change with the upcoming new comic book… Read More
Daniel Pickett • February 9, 2012No Comments
Looks like there is already some press on site at Toy Fair 2012.  Here’s a video preview featuring Jakks Pacific’s Jeremy Padawer and some of the new lines from Jakks including their new Monsuno, Where’s My Water, Men In Black 3, Train World, Spiderman,  and The Avengers lines.   Read More
Daniel Pickett • February 9, 2012No Comments
Hasbro put out a press release today highlighting all of the brands they will be showcasing at their showroom at Toy Fair 2012.   There’s a lot of information provided below, some that will appeal to AFi readers, some that won’t.   Their brands are listed in alphabetical order so you can scan the list for your… Read More
Daniel Pickett • February 9, 2012No Comments
DARK HORSE DELUXE OFFERS UP A NEW TWIST ON A CLASSIC TOY WITH AN ALL-NEW MYSTERY-BOX ASSORTMENT TO DEBUT AT TOY FAIR!  MILWAUKIE, OR, February 9—The Good Luck Trolls became one of America’s biggest toy fads in the early 1960s, and again in revivals over the years. In 2003, the Toy Industry Association commemorated them as one of… Read More
Daniel Pickett • February 9, 2012No Comments
Burbank, CA. – February 9, 2012 – DC Direct, the exclusive collectibles division of DC Entertainment, announced today an extensive line-up of new collectibles based on flagship publishing and film initiatives. Leading into New York Toy Fair, DC Direct unveiled two new collectible statues based on character art from the recently announced BEFORE WATCHMEN, a… Read More
Daniel Pickett • February 9, 2012No Comments
Mega Bloks is going to be releasing construction sets based upon Blizzard Entertainment’s hugely successful World of Warcraft MMO game. I’ve covered this before in my blog here at AFi, so it should be no surprise that I’m really looking forward to this line. Let me be clear. I’m REALLY excited about this line! I’m… Read More
Jeff Cope • February 9, 20122 Comments
Leading comics publisher Zenescope Entertainment has teamed up with award-winning sculptor Clayburn Moore and The CS Moore Studio Ltd to bring Zenescope’s popular titles and characters to life with several new action figure lines! Retailers, distributors and press can preview the lines in person at the Zenescope Entertainment booth #4920 at the American International Toy… Read More
Daniel Pickett • February 9, 2012No Comments
The conspiracy against the Chancellor is set. The playing pieces are on the board. Now, Count Dooku makes his move… In the next all-new episode of Star Wars: The Clone Wars, an extremely popular four-episode arc comes to its shocking finale. Obi-Wan is still deep undercover as the assassin Rako Hardeen, and he’s part of… Read More
Daniel Pickett • February 9, 2012No Comments
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