SOTA Toys has always tried to please the hardcore fans.  It is these fans that give us the support and input that helped make our toys some of the best out there.  We are now taking this to the next level.  We are going to take a more "grass-roots" approach to some of our figures. … Read More
Daniel Pickett • July 13, 2007No Comments
Join us in supporting the Diane Kamahele Memorial Fund by bidding on a host of unique items that Sideshow will be auctioning off during Comic Con. Sideshow does not typically eBay its products, nor has it previously sold any pre-production samples. However, the company is dedicated to honoring Diane’s memory by providing a health and… Read More
Daniel Pickett • July 13, 2007No Comments
July 12, 2007 (SEATTLE) — The Marvel™ HeroClix® “Coming of Galactus™” event begins today at registered hobby and game stores worldwide!  HeroClix players at hundreds of retail locations all over the world will compete in five weeks of tournaments.  Each weekly tournament is a Sealed event and is played using game pieces from the Marvel… Read More
Daniel Pickett • July 12, 2007No Comments
Van Nuys- 7-12-07 San Diego Comic Con is just two weeks away so we thought we’d make a quick announcement as to what you can expect from SOTA Toys this year. This is the first SDCC with the new owners and we are all very excited to show our exclusives, some new products and announce… Read More
Daniel Pickett • July 12, 2007No Comments
July 12, 2007 (SEATTLE) — WizKids Inc. announces that the sales of Marvel™ HeroClix®: Avengers, which officially released world-wide on June 27, has blown away WizKids sales expectations as well as expectations of industry retailers.  Not only did the presales of Marvel HeroClix: Avengers exceed the total sales of each of the last two HeroClix… Read More
Daniel Pickett • July 12, 2007No Comments
Below please find a list of stores in the Denver area that are slated to get the first Legendary Comic Book Heroes figures.  Some stores have already set out the figures; the remainder should hit by next week.   Good Luck – they’re going pretty fast!!   953          LOVELAND, CO SC-192… Read More
Daniel Pickett • July 12, 2007No Comments
So we finally found a house, after roughly a year of looking and discussing finances, schools, location, etc. Since sold our previous house last August, we’ve been renting a townhome and keeping pretty much everything packed for the eventual next move into the new house. This includes almost my entire collection of toys, prints, comic… Read More
Ryan "TheSuperfly" Prast • July 11, 20076 Comments
DST is excited to announce the all-star follow-up Battlestar Galactica Series 2 action figure assortment will be arriving in stores in early 2008!  Reimagined by Ron Moore, Battlestar Galactica tells the story of the last survivors of mankind and their quest to escape the murderous Cylons while searching for the mythical 13th Colony, Earth. Hinted… Read More
Daniel Pickett • July 11, 2007No Comments
LOS ANGELES, CALIF., July 10, 2007 – Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: ERTS) today revealed the first details surrounding two of the three new original intellectual properties in development at EA Los Angeles (EALA) in collaboration with Academy Award® winning director and producer, Steven Spielberg. "I am a gamer myself and game development has always intrigued… Read More
Daniel Pickett • July 10, 2007No Comments
Our boy Swass finally gets his own website that showcases his insanely cool custom action figures based on Ed McGuinness styled base bodies and artwork. Run, don’t walk, to this barrel of badass badassery if you like action figures, action or figures. We love it! In fact, we think it is better than a dog… Read More
Daniel Pickett • July 9, 2007No Comments
Halo 3 Content Revealed as part of Halo ActionClix Collectable Miniatures Game Debut July 9, 2007 (Bellevue, WA) — WizKids Inc., a subsidiary of Topps and the creator of runaway hit games such as HeroClix® and Pirates of the Spanish Main™, will unveil exclusive Halo 3 content as part of its debut of the Halo®… Read More
Daniel Pickett • July 9, 2007No Comments
This is a post about professional wrestling.  Turn back now if you feel the need. Or, keep reading and you might learn something. I’ve been a pro wrestling fan since I was nine.  It was 1984.  I sat on the floor in front of our big TV.  My mother, pregnant with my sister, slept on… Read More
Jason "JJJason" Chirevas • July 9, 20075 Comments
EL SEGUNDO, Calif., July 9, 2007 — Mattel, Inc. [NYSE:MAT] today announced the election of Vasant M. Prabhu, executive vice president and chief financial officer for Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc., as a new member of the Mattel Board of Directors, effective Sept .1, 2007. This election will increase the number of Mattel Board… Read More
Daniel Pickett • July 9, 2007No Comments
Mattel gives us a sneak peek at this 3-pack that will start hitting any day now.   Reunited at last Hawkman and Hawkgirl.   This figure and the Joker figure in the same wave brings us 2 figures closer to having all of the Super Powers figures in the animated style (come on Kalibk!)  Jump… Read More
Daniel Pickett • July 9, 2007No Comments
After my last Cars blog I got a few emails from other folks that had been fighting the Cars urges only to be lured in by it’s siren song.   One such email also told me about a recent variation found that many folks have been speculating about- the red-wheeled Hudson Hornet.     The… Read More
Daniel Pickett • July 8, 2007No Comments
Joe Ledbetter’s Toxic Swamp Series just got a little bigger. Currently available for preorder are the newest 8" Toxic Swamp Cat Qee figures from TOY2R. First is Diamond Comic’s exclusive 8" Toxic Swamp Cat RED Edition (JUN074604), currently available for preorder through the JUNE issue PREVIEWS (http://previews.diamondcomics.com/public/default.asp?t=2&m=1&c=23&s=309). Limited to only 660 pcs worldwide, the Red… Read More
Daniel Pickett • July 8, 2007No Comments
WOW! That’s what this line made me say out loud, when I found the single Snake Eyes & Storm Shadow last weekend at Wal-mart. I actually said it out loud – how goofy is that? Now, I don’t get truly excited over very many toys anymore. Sure, I enjoy the hobby and I dig all… Read More
Ryan "TheSuperfly" Prast • July 6, 2007No Comments
This is a tribute to my other grandmother.   Were she alive she would have turned 97 today.   I originally posted this at that other site I used to write for back in 2002 after she passed.  I have modified it and added to it a bit from that original version. Happy Birthday Grandma. … Read More
Daniel Pickett • July 5, 2007No Comments
Going off the topic of toys today to celebrate something significant.  Specifically my family, even more specifically my grandparents as they both have events the first week in July.   There will be 2 family posts back to back and then we’ll get back to toys. Today is my (maternal) grandparents anniversary.   Their SIXTY-FIFTH wedding anniversary. … Read More
Daniel Pickett • July 3, 2007No Comments
One of my most anticipated lines of the year has been Cards Inc’s Harry Potter line, released by their newly formed Popco Entertainment division.  Despite being one of the most popular entertainment franchises on the planet Harry Potter has had a rather spotty toy history. Mattel original held the Master Toy License and produced figures,… Read More
Jeff Cope • July 3, 2007No Comments