Halo 3 will be launching tonight at midnight at all 24 hour Wal-Mart locations. Wal-Mart will have a dedicated check-out lane(s) just for Halo 3 purchases, and the first 20 or so customers will get an exclusive Halo 3 dogtag with purchase of the game. Why wait for hours at Gamestop, man? (Full disclosure:… Read More
Daniel Pickett • September 24, 2007No Comments
We have a new feature posted on Hasbro’s  recently released 25th Anniversary GI Joe: Real American Heroes line.  And for this feature I knew I had to bring in some BIG GUNS.  Fresh Monkey and Spy  Magician are two of the biggest JOE nuts that I know.  They sit down and do an "Ebert and… Read More
Daniel Pickett • September 21, 2007No Comments
STRANGEco is proud to announce that it is now the exclusive distributor of Max Toy Company, the brainchild of obsessive toy collector, magazine founder and artist Mark Nagata. Max Toy Company creates high quality vinyl figures in the tradition of classic Japanese character toys, with exclusive designs by Nagata, Bwana Spoons and others, as well… Read More
Daniel Pickett • September 21, 2007No Comments
September 20, 2007 (SEATTLE) — The DC HeroClix® “STARRO Attacks” 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 DC HeroClix:… Read More
Daniel Pickett • September 20, 2007No Comments
Seriously.  I just read an article where the author wrote "livelly hood" and "frase" (phrase) and "saposed" (supposed).  How the hell can the American public be so poor at spelling?  I went to a public school, but I actually know how to spell things like "you’re" and "acquire" and "rogue".  Maybe I have some latent spelling super… Read More
Ryan "TheSuperfly" Prast • September 20, 2007No Comments
Collectable Miniatures Game Features Exclusive Halo 3 Preview Content September 19, 2007 (Bellevue, WA) — WizKids Inc., creator of runaway hit games like HeroClix®, Pirates of the Spanish Main™ and the Star Wars™ PocketModel™ trading card game (TCG), announced today the release of its Halo® ActionClix® collectable miniatures game (CMG). The Halo ActionClix game can… Read More
Daniel Pickett • September 19, 2007No Comments
Last week Diamond Select released news that Thor would be joining the ranks of the Marvel Select line, but that wasn’t enough for the Asgardian God of Thunder!  Taken from the legendary J. Michael Straczynski’s new Thor series, this Marvel mainstay is ready to make his triumphant debut! The Mighty Thor sports the new chain-mail… Read More
Daniel Pickett • September 18, 2007No Comments
  ACTION FIGURES   NEW TEEN TITANS: SERIES 2 ACTION FIGURES Based on the art of George Perez One of the most popular Teen Titans storylines of all time appears in 3-D, with female assassin Terra infiltrating the Teen Titans as a spy for Deathstroke (seen here without his mask), thus threatening the lives of… Read More
Daniel Pickett • September 17, 2007No Comments
Torrance, CA, September 7, 2007 – Yamato USA’s is pleased to announce its latest Online Shop Exclusive,  Sonsaku (Sitting) Special Color Version.  Sculpted by Japan’s ZENKO, this "booby-bomb" girl may be down for the count; but she still manages to turn on her own unique, ditzy charm.  With a playful wink, she knows what you… Read More
Daniel Pickett • September 17, 2007No Comments
“You don’t believe in me,” observed the Ghost. “I don’t,” said Scrooge. “What evidence would you have of my reality beyond that of your senses?” ”I don’t know,” said Scrooge. “Why do you doubt your senses?” ”Because,” said Scrooge, “a little thing affects them. A slight disorder of the stomach makes them cheats. You may… Read More
Daniel Pickett • September 17, 2007No Comments
The following is a transcript of the testimony given by Mattel’s CEO about the recent toy recalls and Mattel’s new preventative measures they have put in place to make sure things of this nature do not happen again.    TESTIMONY OF ROBERT A. ECKERT CHAIRMAN AND CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER, MATTEL, INC. SUBMITTED TO THE SENATE… Read More
Daniel Pickett • September 13, 2007No Comments
WASHINGTON, D.C. – In a cooperative effort to ensure the safety of children’s toys, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced an agreement with its product safety counterparts in the Chinese government aimed at stopping the use of lead paint in the manufacture of toys and addressing other product safety issues. At a "Consumer… Read More
Daniel Pickett • September 13, 2007No Comments
The time has come once again to let your voice be heard and help to choose and create an all new exclusive action figure for the Four Horsemen’s FANtastic Exclusive 3 project! If you’ve ever wanted your chance to work in the action figure industry, here’s your chance to get a taste of it, and… Read More
Daniel Pickett • September 11, 2007No Comments
Adult Swim, the #1 destination for young adults, is taking the pop culture strength of its programming lineup to the retail shelf through an exciting deal with Kidrobot, providing fans the opportunity to collect their favorite characters from the late night network. Kidrobot will launch a 3-inch Blind Box mini figure collectable series featuring popular… Read More
Daniel Pickett • September 11, 2007No Comments
With the somber anniversary of 9/11 today, my thoughts and prayers go out to everyone that was affected by this awful event. Take a few moments today to remember the sacrifices made that day.  Read More
Ryan "TheSuperfly" Prast • September 11, 20071 Comment
We now have a full feature up on this highly anticipated boxed set.  Grodd is painted correctly, the Red Hood’s vac-metalized dome is great, and you shouldn’t be reading here!  You should go now and check out the full feature over in the features section!   Thank you again to Mattel for allowing us this… Read More
Daniel Pickett • September 7, 2007No Comments
Hasbro’s Star Wars Saga Legends Fan Voting will be live on starwars.hasbro.com this weekend!  Voting will be live by 5 PM EST today, if not earlier. We want your votes!  Phase 1 is now complete; Star Wars collector-fan sites around the Web have told Hasbro which characters they want to see brought back as Saga… Read More
Daniel Pickett • September 7, 2007No Comments
Bandai America and Cartoon Network Partnering on the “Release Your Inner Alien” Promotion That Invites Kids to Become Ben 10 and Harness the Power of the New Deluxe Omnitrix Role-Play ToyFans Unite!  The Heroic Aliens From the Hit Cartoon Network Series are Being Unleashed on North America (CYPRESS, CA – September 6, 2007) – Launching… Read More
Daniel Pickett • September 7, 2007No Comments
Check out my new blog for a look at the next waves of upcoming CARS product.  Mattel gives us a sneak peek at some recent and upcoming CARS single and two packs.   Either click on the blog link on the right to see more or click the image of Dale Jr. to see the… Read More
Daniel Pickett • September 6, 2007No Comments
CARS-  Mattel’s most addicting line. As you have seen from our Comic Con coverage there is a whole FLEET of new cars coming from Mattel’s Disney/Pixar Cars line. Wal-mart exclusives, boxed sets and a WHOLE LOT MORE are coming our way. Out here in LA it looks like most retailers have panicked over the "Sarge"… Read More
Daniel Pickett • September 5, 2007No Comments