2nd Anniversary Celebration I updated my blog today with a new feature on the recently released Battlestar Galactica MiniMates from DST and Art Asylum.   I cover the exclusive Cylon 5-pack, the holiday "Cylon Elf" and the Toy Fair exclusive "Casual" Starbuck.  Included in the feature is your chance to WIN one of ten… Read More
Daniel Pickett • April 16, 2007No Comments
2nd Anniversary Celebration    This week marks the 2nd Anniversary for ActionFigureInsider.com.   I have been working with several companies to secure for you a week of exclusive news across a wide spectrum of lines.   I will also be working on posting more exclusive features this week (see my blog for the first of… Read More
Daniel Pickett • April 16, 2007No Comments
  BATTLESTAR GALACTICA CYLON 5-PACK    Last year at Toy Fair Art Asylum gave us our first sneak peek at the New Battlestar Galactica MiniMates.  Now, one year later, due to a joint venture between Diamond Select Toys and Art Asylum we can get our mits on them.  These Cylons are based on the hit… Read More
Daniel Pickett • April 16, 2007No Comments
Torrance, CA, April 10, 2007 – Yamato USA is proud to announce another exceptional Online Shop Exclusive:  CREATORS’ LABO #05: Mine bluE #10 (‘See-Through’ White).  The original version of Yamato’s CREATORS’ LABO #05: Mine bluE #10 was a sell out success and one of Yamato’s most popular products this season.  Now this amazing repainted version… Read More
Daniel Pickett • April 12, 2007No Comments
What started as an innocent Youtube lookalike contest has escalated to a hostage situation. Stephen Colbert of The Colbert Report has been taken – to wild and crazy Canada! Read hostage letter and blog, which lists various against-my-will! atrocities being committed against Colbert at this very moment. These include getting eaten by the Oshawa General… Read More
Daniel Pickett • April 12, 2007No Comments
With the future of heaven and hell hanging in the balance, Dawn and Darrian must risk everything for their own futures.  Based on Joseph Michael Linsner’s fantasy-filled Dawn: Lucifer’s Halo, this all-new action figure release features the Goddess Dawn herself as well as the reincarnated spirit of Cernunnos, Darrian Ashoka.  The entire process from design… Read More
Daniel Pickett • April 12, 2007No Comments
Jon Bon Jovi and Richie Sambora set for release in August 2007   TEMPE, Ariz. –McFarlane Toys has announced that Jon Bon Jovi and Richie Sambora are the latest musicians to join their expanding collection of music action figures. The figures will be released in August of 2007 and will retail between $10-12.  “Bon Jovi… Read More
Daniel Pickett • April 10, 2007No Comments
I love the Shrek movies. Love them. I’m eagerly anticipating the arrival of Shrek the Third next month (man, what a good movie month! Shrek! Spidey! Pirates!) and I’ve been looking forward to seeing what new license holder, MGA Entertainment (makers of the Bratz dolls) would do with the license. Three movies and three master… Read More
Jeff Cope • April 6, 2007No Comments
The next superhero powerhouse to join the ranks of Marvel Select is none other than the gluttonous green ghoul – Zombies Incredible Hulk!  Possessing an appetite the likes of which Galactus has never seen, the comparatively mild-mannered Hulk was unfortunately transformed into an even angrier Hulk when the zombies came to his universe! Sculpted by… Read More
Daniel Pickett • April 4, 2007No Comments
Leading Japanese Action Figure Series Now Available at Select Retail Stores and at the Official Konami Online Store   REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – April 4, 2007 – Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. today announced its popular Busou Shinki™ action figure line is now available at select enthusiast retail stores throughout the U.S. as well as at… Read More
Daniel Pickett • April 4, 2007No Comments
OK, so I’m a couple days late – but being a baseball fan, and Diehard Cubs fan in particular, this is one of my favorite times of the year. Not just for baseball, but also the springtime, which means warmer weather, longer daylight, the end of crappy cold winter day & those fun-filled lazy summer days are… Read More
Ryan "TheSuperfly" Prast • April 4, 2007No Comments
DC Direct "Vanishing Bugs Bunny" Exclusive Purchase Opportunity! This exclusive by DC Direct is for sale to those Adults and Juniors who pre-register for four-day Comic-Con International memberships online. It’s available ONLY online, and you must order it, and pay for it, at the time you pre-register for Comic Con International 2007. The "Vanishing Bugs… Read More
Daniel Pickett • April 3, 2007No Comments
With our third assortment of Stargate SG-1 figures shipping soon and the debut wave of Stargate Atlantis figures currently in development, DST is ready to announce the first promotion involving the next successful Stargate series.  Available as a limited promotional figure, the fan-favorite “Steve the Wraith” action figure will be distributed this fall as a… Read More
Daniel Pickett • April 3, 2007No Comments
  We’ve got lots of new galleries online from Toy Fair 2007: DC Direct, Sideshow, Monogram, Mezco, Corgi, and NECA among them. Click on the Toy Fair 2007 link at the top to go check it out! Read More
Daniel Pickett • April 2, 2007No Comments
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. Name of product: Battery Packs for Toy Vehicles Units: About 245,000 Manufacturer: JAKKS Pacific Inc., of Malibu, Calif. Hazard:… Read More
Daniel Pickett • March 31, 2007No Comments
EL SEGUNDO, Calif., March 30, 2007 – Mattel, Inc. [NYSE:MAT] announced the nomination of Dean A. Scarborough, president and chief executive officer of Avery Dennison Corporation, for election as a new member of the Mattel Board of Directors. Scarborough’s election will be voted upon at the company’s Annual Meeting of Stockholders on Friday, May 18,… Read More
Daniel Pickett • March 30, 2007No Comments
Shocker Toys LLP is excited to announce PBM Express will be distributing Shocker Toys products in the United Kingdom! Buffalo, NY – March 29th, 2007 – Shocker Toys LLP has announced that PB  Express will be doing distribution of all ShockerToys products including their mainstay product the Shockinis throughout the Unite Kingdom. If you are… Read More
Daniel Pickett • March 29, 2007No Comments
U.S. Postal Service Previews Star Wars Stamps   HOLLYWOOD, Calif. — Luke Skywalker, Yoda, Darth Vader and, of course, R2-D2 are among the unforgettable Star Wars characters debuting on 15 new 41-cent postage stamps unveiled today at Grauman’s Chinese Theatre in Los Angeles, where the first Star Wars movie opened nearly 30 years ago. The… Read More
Daniel Pickett • March 28, 2007No Comments
New Mobile Handset Combines Addictive Qualities of the Phenomenally Popular Virtual Pet Toy with a Fully Functional Prepaid Mobile Phone (ORLANDO, FL – CTIA Wireless – Mar. 27, 2007) – First introduced as a pocket-sized toy in 1996, the classic Tamagotchi virtual pet now comes as just one of the many features loaded onto a… Read More
Daniel Pickett • March 28, 2007No Comments
Fisher-Price Fined $975,000 for Failing to Report a Serious Choking, Aspiration Hazard with a Popular Children’s Toy WASHINGTON , D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced today that Fisher-Price Inc., of East Aurora, N.Y., has agreed to pay a $975,000 civil penalty. The penalty, which the Commission has provisionally accepted, settles allegations… Read More
Daniel Pickett • March 24, 2007No Comments