If you read TOAWBAH when it was a column, you may remember there were two lines that drew me to collecting: Batman: The Animated Series and, before even that, Playmates Star Trek. I remember exactly how I felt as I drove away from Toys R Us with that first figure, Captain Scott. He was right… Read More
Jason "JJJason" Chirevas • November 30, 20063 Comments
Square Enix of Japan has released some images of their next series of Formation Arts trading figures. Previous releases were a mix of Final Fantasy and Kingdom Hearts characters, but this round they’ll be going all Pixar. I know we have some Disney fans here so this is for you guys. 🙂     To view… Read More
Daniel Pickett • November 30, 2006No Comments
Let’s set the "way back machine" to 5 years ago when I would wake up at 0’dark thirty, drive out to Pasadena, pick up my buddy CubanZod and drive up the highway hitting every Wal-mart, K-mart, Target and KB Toys that we could find (mostly outside the LA city limits), looking for all manor of… Read More
Daniel Pickett • November 27, 2006No Comments
–Mattel to Produce Hot Wheels® Die-Cast Batmobiles Inspired by the Classic Television Series– Burbank, Calif., November 27, 2006 — Warner Bros. Consumer Products (WBCP), DC Comics, and Mattel, Inc. (NYSE:MAT) announced today the production of a line of Hot Wheels® die-cast cars inspired by the Batmobile featured in the 1966 “Batman” television series.  The legendary… Read More
Daniel Pickett • November 27, 2006No Comments
Jed of SOTATOYS has put up a Q&A on the company’s website where he reveals more about the future of their toy lines. Here are some quick snippets: Street Fighter Street Fighter Previews will be hitting shelves in early 2007. You will be seeing pics of series 5 around mid 2007.  We plan on having proto-types… Read More
Daniel Pickett • November 27, 2006No Comments
Diamond Select Toys posted the following news: Marvel Minimates continue to bring fan-favorite characters to life with this next assortment of pint-size heroes – based on next year’s smash-hit Ghost Rider!  The film will see the big-screen debut of the flame-covered spirit of vengeance in an all-star lineup sure to delight fans of the gritty… Read More
Daniel Pickett • November 25, 2006No Comments
Diamond Select Toys has breathed new life into an old love of mine. Star Trek has been a part of my life since I can remember. My family watched the series on it’s original NBC run when I was a toddler (the original series debuted in 1966…I debuted in 1965). I don’t remember those as… Read More
Jeff Cope • November 25, 2006No Comments
To all our Friends and Family here at AFI and beyond, have a Happy Thanksgiving!! Make sure you eat way too much, take a huge nap, watch the Broncos beat the Chiefs Thurs night and then get up at 3 AM to battle all the humanity on Black Friday! Read More
Ryan "TheSuperfly" Prast • November 22, 2006No Comments
    These are the Cubes. November 21, 2006 – Atlanta, GA; —Everyday they go to work and sit at desks surrounded by four grey walls and stare at computer monitors for 8 long hours with a half hour unpaid lunch break. It may not be themost exciting job, but it pays the bills. But things… Read More
Daniel Pickett • November 21, 2006No Comments
Diamond Select Toys & Collectibles LLC (DST) is pleased to announce a series of promotions designed to spread plenty of holiday cheer this gift-giving season.  Over the next several weeks, a series of internet-only specials will be offered – making DST your one-stop destination for the holidays! Beginning Tuesday, November 21st and ending Thursday, November… Read More
Daniel Pickett • November 21, 2006No Comments
Torrance, CA, NOVEMBER 20, 2006 – On the leading edge of Japanese pop culture, Yamato USA, the North American division of the Yamato Group with headquarters in the otaku capital of the world – the Akihabara district of Tokyo, Japan, is pleased to announce the opening of pre-orders for the latest in one of Yamato’s… Read More
Daniel Pickett • November 21, 2006No Comments
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Jason "ToyOtter" Geyer • November 17, 20061 Comment
        LOS ANGELES, CA, November 13, 2006 – BandMerch, Inc., a leader in entertainment merchandising, today announced a partnership with SOTA Toys to exclusively manufacture and distribute collectible dolls for each member of the multi-platinum rock band Fall Out Boy.  The dolls will be available starting in November 2006 through retail stores such as… Read More
Daniel Pickett • November 16, 2006No Comments
OREM, Utah & NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Just in time for Christmas, HobbyTron.com today announced the availability of the Picco Z micro remote control (r/c) helicopter through its Web site, www.hobbytron.com. HobbyTron.com will showcase the Picco Z tonight for journalists attending the DigitalLife media reception from 6-9 p.m. (EST) at the Nikki Midtown in New York City… Read More
Daniel Pickett • November 16, 2006No Comments
  SOTA Toys is happy to announce their web-site is up and running.  We are now able to take pre-orders for upcoming products as well a order for existing product.  We would like to thank every one for their patience through this buggy start up. We would also like thank every one who helped out… Read More
Daniel Pickett • November 15, 2006No Comments
November 15, 2006-Balboa Lake, CA; Transformers-The original robots in disguise take on their newest form thanks to SOTA Toys! SOTA Toys is proud to announce the Transformers Generation 1 Chess Set! Based on the classic 80’s cartoon, the set will have the the Autobots and Decepticons facing off in a struggle for dominance. The Autobots… Read More
Daniel Pickett • November 15, 2006No Comments
I’m sure we’ve all gotten the odd sidelong glance from parents or employees while trolling the pegs for the latest treasure, but here’s something I hadn’t encountered until yesterday. I’m in the Wal-Mart figure aisle, flipping through the DC Superheroes.  Behind me, a guy is trying to align a large, unwieldy box under the price… Read More
Jason "JJJason" Chirevas • November 15, 20066 Comments
CATWOMAN 13” Deluxe Collector Figure CATWOMAN is the first female & newest addition to DC Direct’s line of realistically proportioned, super-heroic 1:6 scale figures! This deluxe collector figure comes clothed in a authentically detailed fabric costume and includes accessories and a display stand. Packaged in a deluxe 4-color window box with a fifth panel. Advance-solicited;… Read More
Daniel Pickett • November 13, 2006No Comments
  Diamond Select Toys and Collectibles, LLC (DST) is proud and excited to announce the latest Buffy the Vampire Slayer action figure promotion, and this one is sure to please fans of the critically-acclaimed series as well as toy collectors.  Just as Spike and his vampire henchmen did in the series, next spring fans will… Read More
Daniel Pickett • November 13, 2006No Comments
Our good friend Mattel Line Designer Boy Wonder has spilled the beans on some upcoming Justice League Unlimited figures that will be shown at Toy Fair in February 2007! Will there be a 10" Giganta figure? A single pack Blue Devil? And what scale are the upcoming Legion of Super Heroes figures? Go check out… Read More
Daniel Pickett • November 12, 2006No Comments