So as many of you can tell by looking at the toy shelves the Indian Jones figures have not sold as well as Hasbro anticipated. Initially Hasbro said that they had BIG plans for the future of this line. Well I think those plans have bit the dust. From what I have read around the… Read More
Bill "Fresh Monkey" Murphy • August 24, 200813 Comments
It wasn’t the title of the book that intrigued me. It was the subtitle: “A Scientific Exploration into the World of Phasers, Force Fields, Teleportation, and Time Travel.” The author, Michio Kaku, was interviewed on a local radio show and when he started mentioning Star Wars and Harry Potter I cocked an eyebrow. For his… Read More
Danny "CantinaDan" Neumann • August 23, 20083 Comments
Launching an interstellar line of collectibles sure to please Empire loyalists from Coruscant to Endor, Diamond Select Toys will release the debut Star Wars bank  featuring none other than the Dark Lord of the Sith – Darth Vader! Measuring over seven inches tall and complete with his devastating light saber, the Darth Vader bust bank… Read More
Daniel Pickett • August 21, 2008No Comments
August 20, 2008 (SEATTLE) — WizKids Inc. is pleased to announced that it has sold out of numbered Marvel HeroClix: Secret Invasion “Buy it by the Brick” Super Skrull: Illuminati figures and has begun taking orders towards a first-ever brick figure reprint. Secret Invasion is the second “Buy it by the Brick” program sell out… Read More
Daniel Pickett • August 21, 2008No Comments
We’ve received many comments on the polls, and while most of it has been positive, we did get some feedback that made us rethink the format we were using for this, and the AFI team has now updated the poll format for all four sections to make this a bit easier for everyone. This new… Read More
Ryan "TheSuperfly" Prast • August 21, 20081 Comment
EL SEGUNDO, Calif., Aug 19, 2008 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Hot Wheels(R) today kicked off a three-week, six-city, cross-country road trip from Mattel, Inc.’s (NYSE:MAT) El Segundo headquarters to celebrate its 40th anniversary. The road trip will travel closely along U.S. Route 40, making stops at the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah; Speed, Kansas; the Indianapolis… Read More
Daniel Pickett • August 20, 2008No Comments
EL SEGUNDO, Calif., Aug 19, 2008 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Mattel, Inc., (NYSE: MAT) the world’s largest toymaker, today announced it has been named as one of 2008’s "Best Places to Work in Los Angeles," ranking 9th among large-sized companies. The complete list will appear in next week’s issue of the Los Angeles Business Journal. Mattel… Read More
Daniel Pickett • August 20, 20081 Comment
Celebrate 10 years of tiny, twisted, terror with the Living Dead Dolls 10th Anniversary Exclusive Eggzorcist doll.  One of the most sought after dolls in LDD history, she now returns in a limited edition of 666 pieces.  Eggzorsist dons a fuzzy rabbit suit with her trademark noose and Easter basket.  Come join the hellebration of… Read More
Daniel Pickett • August 19, 2008No Comments
SDCC has come and gone, and the Mattel crew has revealed all the great new DC Universe Classics figures coming in the next few waves. Now it’s time for the fans to vote on who we want to see in 2009 and beyond! The DCUC Fan Bracket works just like a sports tournament setup –… Read More
Ryan "TheSuperfly" Prast • August 19, 2008No Comments
This just in over at MattyCollector: Attention CARS fans! We thought you might want to hear about a cool exclusive promotion brought to you by Mattel and Toys ‘R’ Us. Check it out: Our annual fall Toys ‘R’ Us offer is such a no-brainer, even Mater from Disney/Pixar’s CARS could figure it out… all you… Read More
Daniel Pickett • August 19, 2008No Comments
Here is the latest solicitation information from DC COMICS:   ACTION FIGURES   JUSTICE LEAGUE NEW FRONTIER BOX SET DESIGNED BY DARWYN COOKE  Following the success of the direct-to-DVD feature Justice League: The New Frontier, this box set features reproductions of the best-selling figures based on the miniseries and graphic novels by Eisner Award-winning creator… Read More
Daniel Pickett • August 18, 2008No Comments
No current toyline engenders more mixed feelings in me than Mattel’s DCIH…  So close yet so far…  But would they be better if they were more like this?     Read More
Jeremy "SpyMagician" Sung • August 18, 200827 Comments
Diamond Select Toys is excited to announce a Minimates first – combining our company’s love of food with our Baltimore heritage like never before!  Available this fall, this special edition "Ace of Cakes" Minimate features the star of the Food Network series (and Baltimore native) – Chef Duff Goldman! Exclusively available through Charm City Cakes,… Read More
Daniel Pickett • August 17, 2008No Comments
If you’ve been singing the blues because you didn’t make it to this year’s San Diego Comic-Con, and thus, were unable to order our Halo 3 Con exclusive – you’re in luck.   Starting today and available as long as supplies last, you can order this pair of figures through our online store. This special… Read More
Daniel Pickett • August 17, 2008No Comments
DST posted some amazing news to their site this week:  Fans of the Star Trek Retro Cloth Figure line and devoted worshippers of all things yesteryear, pay attention!  Re-released for the first time since the 70’s, DST and Emcee Toys will be bringing the Retro Star Trek Bridge Playset to stores early next year! A… Read More
Daniel Pickett • August 16, 2008No Comments
A father passing by his son’s bedroom was astonished to see that his bed was nicely made and everything was picked up. Then he saw an envelope, propped up prominently on the pillow that was addressed to ‘Dad.’ With the worst premonition, he opened the envelope with trembling hands and read the letter. Read More
Erik "Superfriend" Skov • August 16, 20086 Comments
McFarlane Toys’ Halo 3 is quickly becoming one of the most successful licensed lines ever produced by McFarlane Toys. Ever since the March release of our first series of Halo 3 action figures, it seems that everything’s coming up Halo – and people just can’t get enough. Vendors coast to coast have been reporting quick… Read More
Daniel Pickett • August 14, 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 great… Read More
Daniel Pickett • August 14, 2008No Comments
That’s what I see in DC Comics these days.  Its the same tune over and over again.  Character X is killed off for a cheap thrill.  But once they are dead, they are no longer available to be used in stories in the regular universe.  Sure they might pop up in an alternate reality or… Read More
Erik "Superfriend" Skov • August 12, 200816 Comments
So, it’s been a tough week. Comic Con itself was anything but a vacation; our rooms were filthy and had terrible internet connections (see pics below!) yet were certainly not cheap. It was tough to move around the con floor, even tougher to try and take clear shots of display cases with so many people… Read More
Jason "ToyOtter" Geyer • August 10, 20089 Comments