One product recalled for impermissible levels of lead November 2006 magnet recall expanded EL SEGUNDO, Calif., August 14, 2007 – Mattel, Inc. announced today that the company has voluntarily recalled one toy from the “CARS” die-cast vehicle line (“Sarge” character), manufactured between May 2007 and July 2007, containing impermissible levels of lead. The recalled vehicles… Read More
Daniel Pickett • August 14, 2007No Comments
Figure of "The Answer" Based on ‘Stylized Realism’ Found in Comic-Book Art Carlsbad, Calif. (August 13, 2007) – For more than a year now, Upper Deck Authenticated (UDA) has been revolutionizing the sports action figure scene with their All-Star Vinyl figures.  The collectibles that portray popular sports heroes from across the board, are designed in… Read More
Daniel Pickett • August 13, 2007No Comments
Here are the images of the 2nd wave of Mattel’s DC Classics line shot by our own Jeff Cope.       Aquaman and variant     Superman Blue and Superman Red Weighted 50/50 in each case      Firestorm and variant (Ronnie/Classic Firestorm is the variant according to the Mattel slideshow)     Harley… Read More
Daniel Pickett • August 10, 2007No Comments
New Relationship Unites Two Powerhouse Entertainment Companies and Classic Brands to Create New Interactive Experiences   REDWOOD CITY, Calif. and PAWTUCKET, R.I. – August 7, 2007 – Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: ERTS) and Hasbro, Inc. (NYSE:HAS) today announced a strategic licensing agreement that will bring together two of the most powerful entertainment companies in an… Read More
Daniel Pickett • August 10, 2007No Comments
It’s come to our attention that a small portion of our recent wave of Seventh Kingdom figures have been inadvertently released while still containing some never corrected quality control issues. This is unacceptable to us, and we are doing everything within our power to  make sure that these issues are rectified.   While anyone would normally… Read More
Daniel Pickett • August 9, 2007No Comments
August 8, 2007 (SEATTLE) — WizKids Inc. announced today the release of the MechWarrior®: Solaris VII set, which brings the combative drive of the MechWarrior universe to another level.  The thirst for eternal honor and glory will lure MechWarriors from across the Inner Sphere to the gladiatorial splendor of the Solaris VII arenas. The MechWarrior:… Read More
Daniel Pickett • August 8, 2007No Comments
  OK kids, the new Super Friends: the Legendary Super Powers Show DVD hits stores today and on it they have a nifty little feature on the Super Powers toyline. The fun part of all this is that I’m one of the on-camera talent involved (alongside luminaries such as Mark Waid, Georg Brewer, Paul Levitz… Read More
Jason "ToyOtter" Geyer • August 7, 2007No Comments
  Found this today at my local Big Lots (check out Big Lots friends; *lots* of new Mattel stuff is hitting there first before Target, Wal-Mart, etc.). As I was looking through the pegs I saw two Hawkman 3-Packs…but the Hawkman figures had very different paint jobs!  The colors painted on the one on the… Read More
Daniel Pickett • August 3, 2007No Comments
BBC Worldwide is delighted to announce that Character Options, one of the UK’s leading toy companies, will be launching a fantastic range of classic Doctor Who figures. The 5” figures range will initially include detailed replicas of classic Doctors, plus a number of monsters and will be launched in the spring of 2008. As master… Read More
Daniel Pickett • August 1, 2007No Comments
  Day Four is up, along with our entire SDCC 2007 coverage!  Go check it all out now!    Read More
Daniel Pickett • July 30, 2007No Comments
Now Day Three is online, including Hasbro, Mattel, Marvel Toys, DC Direct, Gentle Giant, and Bandai. We still have tons of pictures to get formatted and labeled over the next few days, including the ever popular CosPlay galleries, looks at all the con booths, and just lots of pictures of the con itself to say… Read More
Daniel Pickett • July 29, 2007No Comments
In honor of the great Metamorpho Build-A-Figure coming in January from Mattel and the Four Horsemen,  may I present Man or Astro-Man?‘s awesome composition "Man Made of CO2"? Hit the link for some coolness. Read More
Jason "ToyOtter" Geyer • July 29, 2007No Comments
 Madman Mike "Sdcomics" Walker has done it again, coming at you with his Day Three report from the floor of the con. Yesterday he got a chance to talk with DC Direct’s big Kahuna, Georg Brewer, among other things. Let’s listen in: So today I had an opportunity to talk with Georg Brewer, Vice-President of… Read More
Daniel Pickett • July 29, 2007No Comments
We have nearly all of our Day Two pictures now online. Lots of good stuff every where, including Hasbro, Mattel, Marvel Toys, Diamond, DC Direct, NECA, Mezco, SOTA, Corgi/Master Replicas, Toy2R, Underground Toys, and Shocker (see below). Whew! One or two more might go up tonight, with Day Three galleries online tomorrow.  Enjoy! Read More
Daniel Pickett • July 28, 2007No Comments
We’re not sure if they had any merchandise, or what they talked about, and most of the crowd left the panel only a few minutes into it, but we do know that GWAR showed up to make everyone uncomfortable and stage some kind of crazy mock battle in the empty aisle. Now this is toy… Read More
Daniel Pickett • July 28, 2007No Comments
  Once again, Mike "Sdcomics" Walker has braved the crowds, attended the panels, and stood in line for 4 hours to get a bad hotdog just to bring you his amazing reportage directly from the floor of the San Diego Convention Center! Take it away, Mike!  Okay, as we all know, Mattel and DC held… Read More
Daniel Pickett • July 28, 2007No Comments
The lack of new product showing for Mattel’s JLU line has raised some heated conversation on the AFI’s forums, and this morning Mattel’s JLU brand manager, "ToyGuru", wrote in from the con to allay some fans’ fears: Hey guys, Yeah, we hear you. I know their has been some disapointment that we couldn’t show more… Read More
Daniel Pickett • July 28, 2007No Comments
We didn’t go to the Hasbro Star Wars panel (we went to the Mattel DC Panel at the same time, see below) but our friends at Rebelscum sure did and they scored the slideshow that was shown. They also have added the slideshow for the Hasbro Marvel panel at their other site CoolToyReview.  It’s almost… Read More
Daniel Pickett • July 27, 2007No Comments
Update!!! All slides from panel now in our Mattel Gallery!    The big Mattel/ DC Universe panel is going on right now, and we’re giving you the highlights as if you were there (except we’re probably leaving out a bunch of stuff that we’ll get to later, plus the whole no pictures thing). Pictures soon… Read More
Daniel Pickett • July 27, 2007No Comments
DC Direct will be making a Killing Joke 2-pack based on the comic by Alan Moore & Brian Bolland! The two figures will be Bolland Batman and Joker in Hawaiian shirt.    More pics coming soon to our SDCC07 gallery!  Read More
Daniel Pickett • July 27, 2007No Comments