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
I know I’m probably overloading on YouTube, but I think it’s the greatest thing since the original Netscape browser.  Here are two gems that cannot be ignored if you haven’t already seen them: the below subpar rapping of the Average Homeboy and the incredible overacting of Brian Atene. What makes these such great clips is… Read More
Jason "ToyOtter" Geyer • November 11, 20061 Comment
November 10, 2006 (SEATTLE) – WizKids Inc. announced today that the entire U.S. print run of Marvel(tm) HeroClix(r): Supernova has sold out from its warehouse. The ninth Marvel HeroClix expansion releases worldwide November 15, 2006, and has been eagerly anticipated by fans and retailers alike. "The buzz on Supernova building up to, and then as… Read More
Daniel Pickett • November 10, 2006No Comments
  As some of you know, I am a certified James Robinson Starman nutjob.  Loved the character of Jack Knight, loved the series and Tony Harris’ artwork and loved pretty much anything else associated with the property. Still do. I re-read all the trades on a fairly continual basis – just great, great stuff. So with apologies to Robinson… Read More
Ryan "TheSuperfly" Prast • November 8, 2006No Comments
Brand Launches Fun Interactive “Behind-the-Scenes” Web Site at Bandai.com CYPRESS, CA – November 8, 2006) – From the creators of the Power Rangers toy line – one of the most successful action figure brands of all time – comes the new Ben 10 lineup from innovator Bandai America Inc. Based on the popular Cartoon Network… Read More
Daniel Pickett • November 8, 2006No Comments
November 3, 2006 (SEATTLE) – WizKids Inc., creator of the Battlestar Galactica(tm) collectable card game (CCG), announced today the release of the game’s first expansion: Battlestar Galactica: Betrayal. "The Battlestar Galactica CCG captures the excitement and intrigue of the hit television miniseries and show, and the Betrayal expansion greatly extends that fun," said Joe Hauck,… Read More
Daniel Pickett • November 8, 2006No Comments
*Almost. In our first visit of the blog era, I listed ten things I believe you can do to escape or avoid toy addiction.  Subsequently, I thought of an eleventh item for that list, but there’s a problem. The eleventh thing you can do to beat toy addiction would have been… There are two kinds… Read More
Jason "JJJason" Chirevas • November 8, 20062 Comments
That’s it. Polls close at 7pm (I think). Go vote. Doesn’t matter for who. Or go vote against. Just do it. Want to show that Iraq was bad? Go vote. Want to demonstrate our freedom to other countries? Go vote. Please! It does matter (except in Florida)! VOTE!!!! Old School Election Cartoon:  [youtube]Ckr1tZitZtU[/youtube] New School… Read More
Jason "ToyOtter" Geyer • November 7, 2006No Comments
Earlier today McFarlane Toys and Touchstone Television launched the highly anticpated LOST action figure line with LOST TV Star Jorge "Hurley" Garcia, Executive Producer Bryant Burk and McFarlane Toys and Spawn Creator Todd McFarlane at the Toys R Us Times Square. This was the national debut of the McFarlane Toys LOST product and AFI friend… Read More
Daniel Pickett • November 6, 2006No Comments
Great news from Diamond Select Toys! The best-selling Marvel Select line will contain a very special two-pack next year featuring Toy Biz’s own previously unreleased Brood and Skrull figures!  Originally planned as part of the phenomenally successful Marvel Legends line, these alien legends have been brough back from the brink of annihilation and will hit… Read More
Daniel Pickett • November 6, 2006No Comments
Our man Airmax is on site right now covering the Times Square Toys R US/McFarlane Release event! He sends us this picture of the packaging for the first diorama set… the Hatch (with light-up feature).   There will be more news and pictures of this event soon…. Check back a little later.   And now… Read More
Daniel Pickett • November 6, 2006No Comments
"In every generation, there is a chosen one. She alone will stand against the vampires, the demons, and the forces of darkness. She is the Slayer."   Electric Tiki, in association with 20th Century Fox Licensing &Merchandising is proud to announce the 10th show in their "Tooned Up" Television series, "Buffy the Vampire Slayer".  "I… Read More
Daniel Pickett • November 5, 2006No Comments
  The big winner of the Four Horsemen’s FANtastic Exclusive 2007 (http://www.FANtasticExclusive.com) was actually the smallest choice. Action figure fans had the chance to choose from three different sizes for the 7th Kingdom’s “Elephant Swordsman”, and they chose the smallest of the three – 8” to 9” tall. The other two choices were 10” to… Read More
Daniel Pickett • November 5, 2006No Comments
Harmony, PA (November 2, 2006): Online retailer Time and Space Toys has teamed with collectibles manufacturer NECA to sell hanging figures from the Rankin/Bass classic holiday TV special, The Year Without a Santa Claus. The figures, one each of the popular weather controlling (and often feuding) brothers, Heat Miser and Snow Miser, are two to… Read More
Daniel Pickett • November 2, 2006No Comments
Pop Culture Event Tour Prepares for Continued Success with Altered Schedule 2008 Schedule  Congers, NY (November 1, 2006) – Wizard Conventions today announced its schedule for the 2007 and 2008 Wizard World conventions, the country’s foremost touring events for pop culture and comic books. The 2007 Wizard World schedule will mirror that of 2006, which… Read More
Daniel Pickett • November 2, 2006No Comments
We’re going to try something different here at the mighty TOAWBAH.  We’ll see how you like it. If there is one enthusiasm I have more passion for than action figures, it is film.  Before I was a Would’ve-Been Action Hero, I was a Would’ve-Been Screenwriter.  I wrote a short film back in 1995 or so that… Read More
Jason "JJJason" Chirevas • November 1, 2006No Comments