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Wow. I had no idea that this blog post of crazy Star Wars concepts would get picked up so fast and spread around the web. So welcome, new readers! Go check out the post on Mister Dog, you won’t regret it! And stick around next week for Toy Fair; we’ll have big pictures of lots… Read More
Jason "ToyOtter" Geyer • February 14, 20085 Comments
STAMFORD, Conn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–World Wrestling Entertainment®(“WWE”), the greatest force in sports entertainment, and Mattel, Inc., the undisputed champion of the toy industry and the world’s leading toy manufacturer, today announced that they have entered into a comprehensive,multi-year licensing agreement, effective as of January 2010, naming Mattel as WWE’s master toy licensee covering all global territories upon… Read More
Daniel Pickett • February 13, 2008No Comments
For many months rumors have been flying around with nothing able to be confirmed or denied about this mysterious piece….until now!   Gentle Giant is excited to announce the Obi-Wan Kenobi in Clone Trooper Armor Mini Bust, a companion piece to the similarly named statue released in January 2007.   We’ve taken one of the… Read More
Daniel Pickett • February 12, 2008No Comments
 From the "Gadgets that Crack Me Up" file: ThinkGeek has come up with a brilliant/insane new product called the: SnūzNLūz – Wifi Donation Alarm Clock. Here’s the description from their website: Connects via WiFi to your on-line bank account, and donates YOUR real money to an organization you HATE when you decide to snooze! For… Read More
Daniel Pickett • February 12, 2008No Comments
SpikeTV online has posted Episode 1 of "The Team", a new animated show starring none other than Jesse Falcon, of UCB’s Mother: The Soundtrack and Marvel Toys fame! In this episode: A ninja ambush convinces the Wolf to rejoin the Team.   Jesse is the voice of Wolf. And… just to be on the safe side… Read More
Daniel Pickett • February 11, 2008No Comments
 Hot New Toys to Debut February 17-20 at Jacob K. Javits Convention Center NEW YORK, February 11, 2008 – It will be all fun and games February 17th to 20 th at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center when more than 1,200 toy companies, 15,000 retail buyers and thousands of toy industry professionals from around… Read More
Daniel Pickett • February 11, 2008No Comments
Ten years to be exact. That’s when I left the oil fields (where I was shooting industrial video) and entered the world of product design. I got really lucky, having made some contacts through Raving Toy Maniac when I was running it with Eric G. Myers, to somehow stumble into a new career despite having… Read More
Jason "ToyOtter" Geyer • February 10, 2008186 Comments
Toyfare Magazine #128 will be hitting comic shops this week and the big news contained within is Mattel’s plans for JLU in 2008. AFI’s good friend Pierre "Airmax" Kalenzaga caught an advance look at the issue and reports that among other things, JLU will be exclusive to Target stores starting this summer, and will have at… Read More
Jason "ToyOtter" Geyer • February 9, 2008No Comments
It’s almost that time of year again. Toy Fair 2008 is just over a week away. As an action figure collector Toy Fair is one of the two most exciting times of the year (Comic Con International in San Diego being the other). The sneak peek into what the year ahead holds for toys is… Read More
Jeff Cope • February 8, 2008No Comments
  It’s almost that time of year again. Toy Fair 2008 is just over a week away.  As an action figure collector Toy Fair is one of the two most exciting times of the year (Comic Con International in San Diego being the other). The sneak peek into what the year ahead holds for toys… Read More
Jeff Cope • February 8, 2008No Comments
Ok, so I’m in the grocery store the other day and while I was walking down the aisle between the fine products from Campbell’s Soup Company and the displays of healthy Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups there was a sidecap rack with Little Golden Books on it. Never one to pass by a literary opportunity, I… Read More
Jason "ToyOtter" Geyer • February 8, 20083 Comments
  This July, as the world breathlessly awaits the release of the new CG animated Clone Wars series, fans and collectors will get an eyeful of all-new packaging for scores of Clone Wars products soon to be lining store shelves.  StarWars.com the official Star Wars site has updated with a feature  about the new packaging… Read More
Daniel Pickett • February 7, 2008No Comments
NY- Hiro, Claire, Peter, Sylar, & Mohinder stopped into NBC ‘s famous offices at 30 Rock today when Mezco toys delivered the prototypes for the new Heroes action figures which are scheduled to be in stores in mid June.  Generally, prototypes are never seen by the general public, but because of the overwhelming interest in… Read More
Daniel Pickett • February 6, 2008No Comments
Famed toy designer, sculptor and super nice guy David Cortes is going to be featured on the nationally syndicated TV show LatiNation TV in over 100 markets this weekend.   Dave’s resume includes a lot of the Marvel Legends line for Toy Biz/Marvel Toys and  a lot of work for Mezco including the Hellboy figures based… Read More
Daniel Pickett • February 6, 2008No Comments
a BOUNTY ofHUNTERS Dark Horse Deluxe is proud to announce that the acclaimed series of Kotobukiya ARTFX Statues is expanding with the addition of the most requested characters from the Star Wars universe:  THE BOUNTY HUNTERS SERIES!  From the darkest chapter of the saga, Episode V:The Empire Strikes Back, Darth Vader has summoned mercenaries from… Read More
Daniel Pickett • February 6, 2008No Comments
Dark Horse is proud to announce they have signed an agreement to act as exclusive sales agent for the entire program of licensed products for MINDstyle—a California-based company which has recently emerged as a leading manufacturer of high-end collectible figures. The initial offerings,slated for release beginning in March, will include deluxe limited-edition vinyl figures and… Read More
Daniel Pickett • February 6, 2008No Comments
I like quasi, not-quite-real sports.  Let’s get that out of the way right now. In our history, there have been athletes who have crossed over into celebrity, and sometimes even superhero, status.  Babe Ruth was probably the first, but guys like Joe Namath, Michael Jordan, and, today, Tiger Woods (though, let’s be honest, golf is… Read More
Jason "JJJason" Chirevas • February 5, 20081 Comment
I like quasi, not-quite-real sports. Let’s get that out of the way right now. In our history, there have been athletes who have crossed over into celebrity, and sometimes even superhero, status. Babe Ruth was probably the first, but guys like Joe Namath, Michael Jordan, and, today, Tiger Woods (though, let’s be honest, golf is… Read More
Jason "JJJason" Chirevas • February 5, 20081 Comment
DST is excited to announce the first exclusive release in the ongoing line of retro-inspired Star Trek cloth figures will be one of Captain Kirk’s most dangerous foes – the nefarious Khan Noonien Singh!  Available exclusively through Hastings and Planet X stores, this limited figure is based on his debut appearance in the classic episode… Read More
Daniel Pickett • February 5, 2008No Comments
The World’s Leading Toy Company Partners with CAA Marketing to Identify and Create Opportunities Across a Variety of Entertainment Platforms for its Rich Library of Brands   EL SEGUNDO, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Mattel, Inc. (NYSE:MAT – News) (www.mattel.com), the worldwide leader in toys/family products and well-known as the premier marketer to kids, has signed with Creative Artists… Read More
Daniel Pickett • February 5, 2008No Comments
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