When word of the Master DC Comic toy license going to Mattel was finally announced I shot some questions over to the gang at DC Direct to find out how this new deal will affect them.   It looks as if this deal was worked out differently that when Hasbro had the master toy license… Read More
Daniel Pickett • July 2, 2007No Comments
This past Friday, my wife and I saw the new film from the reunited (I’m happy to say) Walt Disney Pictures and Pixar Animation Studios, Ratatouille.  The Pixar films are always an event for us, but I went into Ratatouille looking for more than just Pixar’s usual dedication to quality animation, character, and story.  I… Read More
Jason "JJJason" Chirevas • July 2, 20073 Comments
Joss Whedon wants to take YOU to dinner!  Joss Whedon has long been championed by women around the world for his depiction of strong female characters. His breakout hit television show, Buffy the Vampire Slayer featured Buffy Anne Summers, played by Sarah Michelle Gellar as the young woman chosen by fate to battle demons, vampires,… Read More
Daniel Pickett • July 2, 2007No Comments
At this year’s San Diego Comic-Con, NECA will debut the prototypes for this fall’s highly anticipated Castlevania series. To celebrate and commemorate the launch of this amazing series we wanted to offer something special. The "Pixel" Simon Mini Figure is based on the look of the original Castlevania vampire hunter, Simon Belmont, and how he… Read More
Daniel Pickett • July 2, 2007No Comments
Weta Limited today confirmed what they will be showcasing at this years’ San Diego Comic Convention and which Weta Crew will be attending the five day show. Comic Con attendees will be the first people in the world to view four new pieces from a new soon-to-be released Weta Collectibles range. Public images of these… Read More
Daniel Pickett • July 1, 2007No Comments
This blog was posted over on NECA’s official MySpace Page: The End of NBX Action Figures? By now you’ve seen the press release and yes I feel your pain. We had plans for Santa, Corpse Dad, Snowman Jack, and loads more. There are even prototypes from Toy Fair 2007 that we created and will not… Read More
Daniel Pickett • June 29, 2007No Comments
Variety is reporting that Mattel has finally landed the master toy license for all DC Comics properties. We know that this has been long in the works, and we expect to see at least a few teases of what’s to come at SDCC in a few short weeks. Here’s the press release: " [as reported… Read More
Daniel Pickett • June 28, 2007No Comments
I’ll admit…. I’ve been resisting picking up the Mattel CARS line based on the Disney/Pixar film.  I love the movie.  I love the products Mattel is doing… I just don’t need another line to collect.    I follow the threads about the line on the boards, I followed how difficult they have been to find… Read More
Daniel Pickett • June 28, 2007No Comments
God bless Robot Chicken for finally giving us a Star Wars Special that we can sit all the way through.   No Bea Arthur, no Grandpa Lumpy and his weird Wookie Porn, and no Carrie Fisher singing!    As a matter of fact the Robot Chicken Star Wars Special is work sitting through AGAIN, and… Read More
Daniel Pickett • June 27, 2007No Comments
June 27, 2007 (SEATTLE) — WizKids Inc. announced today the release of the Marvel™ HeroClix®: Avengers set, which continues the celebration of the fifth anniversary of HeroClix. Avengers brings big changes to the HeroClix brand, which has become a staple in the hobby game community.  Improving collectability and adding character cards, Avengers is completely compatible… Read More
Daniel Pickett • June 27, 2007No Comments
Gamers Control the Outcome of the Planet as They Choose to Protect it as AUTOBOTS or Destroy it as DECEPTICONS   Santa Monica, CA – June 26, 2007 – The fate of the world is in gamers’ hands with the announcement that TRANSFORMERS: The Game from Activision, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI), under license from HPG, the… Read More
Daniel Pickett • June 26, 2007No Comments
STAR TREK STAR GEORGE TAKEI APPEARING AT SAN DIEGO COMIC CON! DST is excited to announce the celebrity Guest of Honor at this summer’s San Diego Comic Con – Star Trek legend and pop culture sensation, George Takei!  Appearing as Mr. Sulu in the original Star Trek series, this star of stage will be appearing… Read More
Daniel Pickett • June 25, 2007No Comments
Our Friends at Marvel Toys write in to tell us:  Select Wal-Mart stores in the Denver area are receiving an early shipment of Legendary Comic Book Heroes. The shipment includes both Series 1 & Series 2 and should hit shelves in the next couple of weeks. Legendary Comic Book Heroes will be more widely available… Read More
Daniel Pickett • June 25, 2007No Comments
World beware, Frank Kozik has created an army of Anarchy Qees and they are going to start dropping all over the world. Toy2R and Diamond Comics are setting the stage for a massive release of trouble on the heels of the latest Magic of Color Series 3 of 2.5" Qees. First up is the Kozik… Read More
Daniel Pickett • June 24, 2007No Comments
And I’m back from hiatus! For my first post, I can’t think of anything better than this amazing video of an Asian small-clawed otter demonstrating his dexterity with a small white rock. It looks fake, but it’s not! [youtube]gmLQkBcemyE[/youtube]   Read More
Jason "ToyOtter" Geyer • June 23, 2007No Comments
A major toy company wants to find out more about the adult toy collector market so that they can make better collectible products. They have posted a anonymous survey at the link below. Please take the survey and answer as many questions as you can. This information collected in this survey will only be used for research… Read More
Daniel Pickett • June 22, 2007No Comments
This year the con exclusive for the Hot Wheels booth at Comic Con will be the 1966 TV Series Batmobile(tm) which is 1/64th Scale in an acrylic case. This version has a bit more detail than the mass market version such as clear windows and pin-striping on the front. These will be sold for $20. … Read More
Daniel Pickett • June 21, 2007No Comments
The new Halo ActionClix miniatures game website is now live! You can check it out at www.haloactionclix.com. Halo ActionClix will feature more than 80 miniatures from the Halo universe including preview content from Halo 3 releasing this fall. WizKids plans on producing Vehicle Packs and has a big surprise planned for San Diego Comic-Con July… Read More
Daniel Pickett • June 20, 2007No Comments
Action Figures  SUPERMAN/BATMAN SERIES 5: VENGEANCE  2 The best-selling action figure line continues! Designed by: Ed McGuinness Each figure features multiple points of articulation and a base. Advance-solicited; on sale February 13, 2008 -Action Figures  Supergirl  6.5” Power Girl 6.5” Batman/Superman 6.75” The Joker & Mr. Mxyzpltk 2-pack 6.75” h & 4.5”h approx.   Still… Read More
Daniel Pickett • June 19, 2007No Comments
Burbank, Calif., June 19, 2007 — Warner Bros. Consumer Products (WBCP) announced today that it has named the world’s leading toy manufacturer, Mattel, Inc., as the global master toy licensee for both Speed Racer and The Dark Knight, two of the biggest summer films coming out in 2008 from Warner Bros. Pictures.  Mattel will apply… Read More
Daniel Pickett • June 19, 2007No Comments