Part two of my Toy Fair adventure 10 years ago. To recap, in part 1 we covered how I had made a deal with a local paper to provide a story for them in exchange for credentials to get in. Now came the prep work.  What, you thought that getting the press pass was… Read More
Erik "Superfriend" Skov • February 2, 2009No Comments
  Toy Fair 1999 – Part 1. 10 years ago was the last time I went to Toy Fair.  As you may know, Toy Fair is kind of an insiders look at upcoming toys.  As a Hasbro employee, I had gone a few times, but only to Hasbro’s portion of it.  To get into all… Read More
Erik "Superfriend" Skov • February 1, 2009No Comments
  Our man Dan makes the scene and spills the beans on Arizona’s biggest Bi-Mon-Sci-Fi-Con! Check it out and be prepared to have your mind blown!   Read More
Jason "ToyOtter" Geyer • January 30, 2009No Comments
Last weekend I had a chance to hit Phoenix Comicon 09. I’m telling you, this event gets bigger and better each year. When I first started attending this con it was held at the the Glendale Civic Center. They moved to the Mesa Convention Center for the last few shows. Finally for 2010 the con… Read More
Danny "CantinaDan" Neumann • January 30, 200918 Comments
  As a collector, I think that’s the best thing you can hope for.  -JJJ Read More
Jason "JJJason" Chirevas • January 28, 20094 Comments
Brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!  My DCUC Collection just got a little cooler! Read More
Jeremy "SpyMagician" Sung • January 28, 200918 Comments
Diamond Select Toys is excited to announce the latest new exclusive available only at this year’s fourth annual New York Comic Con!  Celebrating the return of the hotly-anticipated final season of Battlestar Galactica, fans will be able to stop by booth #1133 and recruit their own Battlestar Galactica Stealth Cylon Centurion!  Long a part of… Read More
Daniel Pickett • January 27, 2009No Comments
Delta Squad is back and better than ever Delta Squad is back and better than ever. NECA releases all new Gears of War action figures. Our series 2 finishes off with a “Marcus vs Locust” 2-pack. Recreating a scene of actual game-play, Marcus chainsaws his way through a Locust drone, resulting in some terrific gore…. Read More
Daniel Pickett • January 27, 2009No Comments
All Hands, This is the Captain… Diamond Select Toys is excited to announce by far the largest collectible this side of the Neutral Zone, the classic Star Trek Captain’s Chair replica!  That’s right, Captain Kirk’s instantly recognized command chair from the bridge of the U.S.S. Enterprise can finally be yours! This iconic sci-fi release measures… Read More
Daniel Pickett • January 27, 2009No Comments
This started out as a post in response to the DCIH Anti-Monitor points only being able for redemption at SDCC.  People are pissed, even though it was known months ago.  Collectors want to collect, and obstacles in their way are both frustrating and unnecessary.  I wanted to chime in.  As I formulated my post, I… Read More
ChipCataldo • January 27, 200914 Comments
Diamond Comic’s Toy Chest has this first look at the upcoming Playmates Toys’ TERMINATOR: SALVATION movie line of action figures. Recipe for movie success? Take one of Hollywood’s big name directors, a guy so cool he can get by with just a nickname, McG. Add a robust hunk of star like Christian Bale, and spice… Read More
Daniel Pickett • January 26, 2009No Comments
Be careful what you wish for Coraline is the story of a young girl who unlocks a mysterious door in her new home, and enters into an adventure in a parallel reality. Life is much more exciting on this side of the door, but when the inhabitants decide they’d rather keep Coraline to themselves, she… Read More
Daniel Pickett • January 26, 2009No Comments
The breakout Ultimate Quarter Scale line of Star Wars collectibles is picking up steam with its next release — none other than the most powerful Jedi this side of Endor, Luke Skywalker. Featuring voice and sound effects from the Star Wars films, each figure also includes multi-layered cloth costumes, hyper-realistic sculpts, and more than twenty-five… Read More
Daniel Pickett • January 26, 2009No Comments
One of World’s Most Popular MMA Athletes Latest Star To Sign On To Create Collectible MARKHAM, Ontario, Canada, January 22, 2009 — Known across the world and considered by many to be the best fighter in the sport of mixed martial arts today, Russian star Fedor Emelianenko of M-1 Global has partnered with Round 5,… Read More
Daniel Pickett • January 26, 2009No Comments
LOS ANGELES, CA – January 23rd 2009 — Pop Culture Shock Collectibles is proud to announce KEN as the next figure in it’s popular line of limited edition 1/4 scale statues based on Capcom®’s  legendary property, “Street Fighter®”. The Ken statue is 18” tall ( 19.5” tall with base), will be limited to 300 pcs… Read More
Daniel Pickett • January 24, 2009No Comments
New today in the AFI toy archive- You’ve seen the publicity photo, now see the finished product for Mattel’s DC Universe Infinite Heroes Wonder Woman figure.   Carded and loose photos, turn arounds and some comparison shots. Click here to see the archive.   Read More
Daniel Pickett • January 23, 2009No Comments
CBS Consumer Products and Playmates Toys will be reviving over 40 years of history with a new line of realistic Star Trek action figures, authentic playsets, and cutting-edge accessories, all approved by the creators of this summer’s blockbuster film!  Recommended for ages four and older and available at all major retailers beginning April 19th. The… Read More
Daniel Pickett • January 23, 2009No Comments
I hear a lot of talk about people wanting every figure ‘in scale’ with every other figure in a line.  This has brought back memories of the old days, the mid 80’s, when there was only one line of heroes for each major comic company.  I was in my late teens, but thinking back, it never bothered… Read More
Erik "Superfriend" Skov • January 22, 200912 Comments
Toy company moves up 22 positions, to rank among top 50 in 2009 EL SEGUNDO, Calif., Jan 22, 2009 (BUSINESS WIRE) — FORTUNE announced today that Mattel (NYSE:MAT), the world’s largest toy company, has been named to the prestigious 12th annual "100 Best Companies to Work For" list. This is the second consecutive year Mattel… Read More
Daniel Pickett • January 22, 2009No Comments
January 2009 – NY – Comic-Con returns to New York Febuary 6-8th and Shocker Toys LLP will be in full force at Booth# 1051 with new products showcasing and bringing two big show exclusives to the event. Very pleased will be the fans of Rob Schrab’s Scud and Sam Keith’s The Maxx. Shocker Toys LLP… Read More
Daniel Pickett • January 21, 2009No Comments