NEW YORK – Toy maker Mattel Inc. will pay $12 million to 39 states to settle an investigation over Chinese-made lead-tainted toys shipped to the U.S. in 2007, state officials said Monday. Mattel and its Fisher Price unit recalled more than 21 million Chinese-made toys last year, beginning in August, fearing the items were tainted… Read More
Ryan "TheSuperfly" Prast • December 16, 2008No Comments
…I’m tempted by this and I’m not a modern horror collector at all. Read More
Jason "JJJason" Chirevas • December 16, 20081 Comment
In this month’s Q&A with Mattel, the following question was asked: Q: How does Mattel feel about the various customs that are made for the various lines? Do they get inspired by some of them? Do they even notice? A: We think they are just terrific! Matty and Toy Guru spend a lot of time… Read More
Scott Rogers • December 16, 200818 Comments
DC DIRECT Solicits for items shipping August 2009 ACTION FIGURES JUSTICE LEAGUE INTERNATIONAL SERIES 2 ACTION FIGURES From the pages of the much-loved ’80s series from Keith Giffen, J.M. DeMatteis and Kevin Maguire, these four characters round out the original incarnation of the Justice League International! Each figure features multiple points of articulation and a… Read More
Daniel Pickett • December 16, 2008No Comments
Geek legend Todd McFarlane dropped by G4’s X-Play studios to talk to Morgan Webb about his different video game inspired action figure lines, including ‘Halo’, ‘Call of Duty’ and ‘Guitar Hero’. Check it out here: McFarlane Interview on G4 Then Attack of the Show‘s Alison Haislip takes a trip to New Jersey tour the Todd… Read More
Ryan "TheSuperfly" Prast • December 13, 2008No Comments
Ten Shorts Now Available Exclusively on iTunes; Legendary Illustrator Alex Ross Discusses Batman: Black & White Motion Comics in Free iTunes Podcast    Burbank, Calif., December 9, 2008 – Warner Premiere and Warner Bros. Digital Distribution announced the acclaimed graphic album “Batman: Black & White” debuted today as a Warmer Premiere Motion Comics series.  Available… Read More
Daniel Pickett • December 13, 2008No Comments
 For the past couple of  years, right around the holidays, Mattel headquarters here in Southern California opens a big holiday clearance tent sale in the parking lot behind their campus.   They have a retail store on site too and also open a few regional stores for the month of December, but the tent sale really deals… Read More
Daniel Pickett • December 12, 20087 Comments
SHOUT! FACTORY UNLEASHES FOUR MORE UNRELEASED MST3K EPISODES IN A COLLECTIBLE 4-DVD BOX SET Mystery Science Theater 3000: Volume XIV Featuring MST3K Film Episodes Mad Monster, Manhunt in Space, Soultaker and Final Justice, Limited-Edition Mini-Posters, and All-New Bonus Content      IN STORES NATIONWIDE FEBRUARY 3, 2009 FROM SHOUT! FACTORY  From 1988 to 1999, the… Read More
Daniel Pickett • December 12, 2008No Comments
Images of possible new figures from the Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen movie have been circulating around the net. From Tformers.com: Thanks to EasyNet, we have images of what a TaoBao auctioneer claims is Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen Knock Out and Dirt Boss with alternates of a motorcycle and forklift, respectively. Knock Off is just a… Read More
Ryan "TheSuperfly" Prast • December 12, 2008No Comments
Dec. 11 (Bloomberg) — KB Toys Inc., the 86-year-old toy retailer, filed for bankruptcy with plans to shut its 277 stores, citing a “sudden drop” in sales. The Chapter 11 filing comes three years after KB Toys exited bankruptcy by closing almost half of its 1,200 stores. The chain has shut hundreds more since then… Read More
Ryan "TheSuperfly" Prast • December 11, 2008No Comments
MEZCO releases the second in their series of stylized horror icons; Leatherface from the infamous Texas Chainsaw Massacre. Standing nine inches tall, the maniac comes complete with chainsaw, bucket of glistening gore, bloody mallet, “bone” handle knife, and removable apron. Leatherface features 13 points of articulation and real cloth clothing.    This item continues the… Read More
Daniel Pickett • December 11, 2008No Comments
I think its safe to assume that most of us here relate pretty well with kids. So its fairly typical that I’ve got a good rapport with my employer’s son, age 5, who we’ll call D.E. Whenever D.E. comes to the office we spend time talking about comic books, cartoons, super heroes, toys, and whatever… Read More
Danny "CantinaDan" Neumann • December 11, 200816 Comments
The Soul Calibur 4 “Taki” 12-Inch figure is now up for pre-order! Slated for an end-of-March 2009 release, Taki will come with the updated Otaku 1.2 body with metal pinned hips as well as the highly anticipated Bullet Time display stand. Keep your eyes peeled for more characters from the Soul Calibur 4 line-up in… Read More
Daniel Pickett • December 10, 2008No Comments
Ruben Procopio and Masked Avengers studios announced at Screaming Tiki Con last month the second bust in their "Really Retro" line.  Every Adam West bust needs his "old chum" Burt Ward, so Masked Avenger Studios is happy to oblige us. This is a limited edition run of 250 busts with 100 piece variant. Preorder information… Read More
Daniel Pickett • December 10, 2008No Comments
Last week they announced the acquisition of the Wanted: Dead or Alive TV series which starred Steve McQueen. This week we are excited to announce the acquisition of the classic Edgar Rice Burroughs Mars Trilogy! See below for the full press release on two of these great licenses! Pre-orders for the first figures will begin… Read More
Daniel Pickett • December 10, 2008No Comments
Electric Tiki updated their website with a rough sculpt, teaser picture of their upcoming Rocketeer statue that is part of their "Classic Heroes" line.  From the looks of this image it appears that the statue is based on the movie poster of the Disney film.  There has been so little product released based on the… Read More
Daniel Pickett • December 10, 2008No Comments
Images of the upcoming Masters Of The Universe Classics Skeletor are here. Skeletor comes complete with Havok Staff, chest armor, and Power Sword. More pics are here: http://www.toyark.com/news/masters-of-the-universe-toy-news-10/master-of-the-universe-skeletor-in-package-332/ Read More
Ryan "TheSuperfly" Prast • December 10, 2008No Comments
From the Art Asylum blog: http://www.artasylum.com/blog/2008/12/im-not-throwing-you-anything/ "Yes, here is the long-awaited Ultimate Quarter Scale Raiders of the Lost Ark “Classic” Indiana Jones figure. We received our first package samples and just had to tear one open and play with it. I hope you all will enjoy it as much as we did. Although truth be… Read More
Ryan "TheSuperfly" Prast • December 10, 2008No Comments
A lot of fans and G.I. Joe collectors have been wondering about the design inspiration for the G.I. Joe 12-inch figure packaging. Well, Sideshow’s Graphic Design department has been hard at work to design something that would pay homage to the G.I. Joe legacy. Here to shed a little light on the process is Matt… Read More
Ryan "TheSuperfly" Prast • December 10, 2008No Comments
I got a surprise box from our friends at Mattel yesterday and I’ll be showing them all to you in the next few days here.  Lets start off with a set that I was very much looking forward to and that didn’t disappoint:  the upcoming DC Universe Classics/MattyCollector.com exclusive "Space Heroes 2-pack" featuring Adam Strange… Read More
Daniel Pickett • December 10, 20084 Comments