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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
It’s been way too long since I wrote one of these things. Frankly, I’ve felt a bit uninspired as of late. Since Toy Fair, really. I had every grand intention of following up AFI’s Toy Fair coverage with my thoughts on the Big Dance…but when Toy Fair failed to deliver…well… It’s already been discussed ad… Read More
Jeff Cope • March 23, 2007No Comments
It’s been way too long since I wrote one of these things. Frankly, I’ve felt a bit uninspired as of late. Since Toy Fair, really. I had every grand intention of following up AFI’s Toy Fair coverage with my thoughts on the Big Dance…but when Toy Fair failed to deliver…well… It’s already been discussed ad… Read More
Jeff Cope • March 23, 2007No Comments
  March 22, 2007 (SEATTLE) — WizKids Inc., a subsidiary of Topps and the creator of runaway hit games such as HeroClix® and Pirates of the Spanish Main™, in conjunction with Diamond Comic Distributors and Alliance Game Distributors announced today that it is launching a sample pack marketing campaign for its upcoming Star Wars™ PocketModel™… Read More
Daniel Pickett • March 22, 2007No Comments
Upscale discounter celebrates grand openings on March 11 MINNEAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Target today announced the Sunday, March 11 grand opening of 15 Target stores. Target stores will open in the following cities:  Chambersburg, PA Nashville, TN Cleveland, OH Oak Lawn, IL Culpeper, VA Ontario, CA Dothan, AL Peoria, AZ Grand Prairie, TX Sterling Heights, MI Jacksonville East,… Read More
Daniel Pickett • March 21, 2007No Comments
ACTION FIGURES  SUPERMAN: LAST SON ACTION FIGURES Designed by Adam Kubert Based on the best-selling ACTION COMICS storyline “Last Son,” with art by Adam Kubert and written by Richard Donner & Geoff Johns!. Each figure features multiple points of articulation and a base. Advance-solicited; on sale November 14, 2007 Superman 6.75" Bizarro 7" Zod 6.75"… Read More
Daniel Pickett • March 19, 2007No Comments
Each day next week, new Minimates will be revealed through a different web site.  On Monday, March 19th make sure to check out Art Asylum’s online forum.  Tuesday will see a new Minimate revealed by Raving Toy Maniac.  For Wednesday’s update, head over to the Minimate Multiverse forum.  Wizard Universe will reveal the final Minimates on… Read More
Daniel Pickett • March 16, 2007No Comments
Only 9 more days til "Webslinger Weekend" (March 24, 2007) — the time when all of the new Hasbro Spider-Man 3 and other Spider-Man themed collectibles, games and toys go on sale. Hasbro’s special Spider-Man website went live early this morning. Spider-Man fans visiting the site can:   Submit questions for Stan Lee. Selected questions… Read More
Daniel Pickett • March 16, 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: "Elite Operations" Toy Sets Units: About 128,700 Importer/Retailer: Toys R Us Inc., of Wayne, N.J. Manufacturer:… Read More
Daniel Pickett • March 16, 2007No Comments
We have a couple of polls currently running on the message boards about Mattel’s DC Super Heroes, The Batman and Justice League Unlimited lines.   The gang at Mattel have often looked to our boards as a place to interact with fans of those lines.   The results of these polls will be turned over to… Read More
Daniel Pickett • March 15, 2007No Comments
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