Diamond Select Toys sent an image of their next Minimate release out – the "first" Series of Star Trek Minimates.  This release includes the following:   Star Trek Series 1 Spock & Captain Pike Captain Kirk & Vena, Orion Slave Girl Scotty & Dr McCoy Scotty & Dress Uniform McCoy (chase)   As you may… Read More
Daniel Pickett • January 16, 2007No Comments
Two Jack Bauer Boxed Sets to be Released mid-2007  TEMPE, Ariz. – 20th Century Fox Licensing & Merchandising and McFarlane Toys announce a licensing agreement to produce action figures based on Fox’s multiple Emmy®-and-Golden Globe award-winning program – 24.  In an affirming nod to how much the actors and series resonates with its peers, 24… Read More
Daniel Pickett • January 16, 20071 Comment
FULL FEATURE IS NOW ONLINE!  After 40 years, Mattel has managed to get the license to do Hot Wheels replicas of the 1966 George Barris designed Batmobile.   This is the 1/64th scale Hot Wheels version that should be hitting stores next month.  Mattel is also planning 1/43rd and 1/18 scale 66′ Batmobiles.    You… Read More
Daniel Pickett • January 13, 2007No Comments
January 11, 2007 (SEATTLE) – WizKids, Inc. announced today that it has entered into an agreement with Diamond Comic Distributors and Alliance Game Distributors for the core hobby portion of its distribution in the United States and Canada. "Our strategic focus is to create a closer relationship with our retailers, protect the equity of our… Read More
Daniel Pickett • January 12, 2007No Comments
I love playing with little plastic people. That should come as no surprise given that I’m a lifelong toy collector and have spent the better part of a decade actually writing about toys. And while I do love collecting action figures I don’t really play with them anymore. But, I do play with little plastic… Read More
Jeff Cope • January 11, 2007No Comments
Prepare your armor, and have your shields at the ready because the 4th round of voting on the Four Horsemen’s FANtastic Exclusive website (http://www.FANtasticExclusive.com) is finished and the next round is going to be all about the weapons!     Round 4 was a bit of an extended round of voting, due to the holidays, but… Read More
Daniel Pickett • January 4, 2007No Comments
Grants total more than $1 million worldwide to children’s organizations worldwide   El Segundo, Calif., January 4, 2007 – As part of its ongoing commitment to children and families around the world, the Mattel Children’s Foundation has awarded 42 grants in 38 countries totaling more than $1 million under its International Grants Program, including 21… Read More
Daniel Pickett • January 4, 2007No Comments
  I just realized that it has been as long since now and the time the Star Wars: Power of the Force line was relaunched in 1996 as it had been between then and the end of the first line in 1985! Damn! Read More
Jason "ToyOtter" Geyer • January 3, 20071 Comment
HONG KONG (December 26, 2006) — Corgi International Limited (Nasdaq GM: CRGID) today announced that the merger with Master Replicas Inc. has closed. Michael Cookson and Jennifer Klatt of Master Replicas Inc. have been named CEO and CFO, respectively, of Corgi. Cookson commented, “The new Corgi combines three high quality brand names (Corgi Classics, Master… Read More
Daniel Pickett • January 3, 2007No Comments
Quick update and some images of Diamond Select Toys recently announced TWOK figures…  With work continuing on the modern era of Star Trek products, we’re pleased to officially announce the first series of Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan action figures featuring the original crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise!  Based on their appearances in the… Read More
Daniel Pickett • January 3, 2007No Comments
I think resolutions are best when set to music. As you know I am reacently obsesessed with Johnathan Coulton and his "Thing-A-Week" project where he wrote and recorded a new song every week for a year.   Here is his New Years song "Resolutions." I think there are a few in here for all of us…. Read More
Daniel Pickett • January 1, 2007No Comments
So I got this book not too long ago as a gift: Boy’s Toys by Jed Novick. It’s a kind of odd book, wanting to be a primer of the popular toys of the 60s & 70s, with a bit of the 80s thrown in. What it comes off as, though, is one person’s memories… Read More
Jason "ToyOtter" Geyer • January 1, 20071 Comment
In addition to books and toys, I buy a lot of DVDs. Mainly old movies, because I’ve already discovered that they don’t always stay in print for long, and then command crazy insane prices on eBay once they’re out of print. Plus, the past few years have been great as far as the rarer films… Read More
Jason "ToyOtter" Geyer • December 31, 2006No Comments
If there is one thing I enjoy collecting more than toys, it has to be books. I like books in all shapes and sizes, but mostly concentrate on biographies, books on history, art, and films. But one genre is the most near and dear to my heart: compilations of classic comic strips.  I think my… Read More
Jason "ToyOtter" Geyer • December 30, 20061 Comment
Ok, I know the blogging has been inconsistent at best, but hopefully now that I have some massive projects coming to an end I can post the bits of "Otter Wisdom" a bit more frequently. First, though, I need to give massive props to our friend "Vader" who has been a tremendous help in keeping… Read More
Jason "ToyOtter" Geyer • December 30, 2006No Comments
After more than a decade of development, the probably final Indiana Jones movie will begin production in 2007.  According to the LA Times, [Director George Lucas said Friday that filming for the much-anticipated "Indiana Jones" movie will begin next year, and he promised it will be "the best one yet." Lucas said he and director… Read More
Daniel Pickett • December 30, 2006No Comments
Diamond Select Toys has sent us images of the new Ghost Rider Minimates – based on the upcoming film.  This is Series 15 of the marvel Minimates and are due out in the Spring.               Read More
Daniel Pickett • December 30, 2006No Comments
FORMAL DEBUT TO OCCUR AT 2007 INTERNATIONAL CES: JAN. 8 TO 11, LAS VEGAS CITY OF INDUSTRY, Calif. – Following explosive growth during the past year and exceptional 2006 holiday sales among major retail chains, Jada Toys and its popular Chub City brand is poised to expand into the consumer electronics market.  Chub City will… Read More
Daniel Pickett • December 28, 2006No Comments
Hasbro has embraced their new Marvel license with a vengence.  We saw a LOT of new upcoming product this past August at Comic Con and Hasbro made sure that they had an aisle full of new product ready for the fourth quarter and the holiday season.  In the week leading up to Christmas Wal-mart seemed… Read More
Daniel Pickett • December 28, 2006No Comments
More like open the doors to Pandora’s box!  A little over one year ago AFI reported an exclusive story that we thought would be of interest to the collector-going public. This was an understatement. The controversy is still raging today, and as much as we don’t want to whack the hornets’ nest again, we do… Read More
Daniel Pickett • December 28, 2006No Comments