EL SEGUNDO, Calif., September 4, 2007 – Mattel, Inc. announced today that, as a result of the company’s ongoing investigation of its toys manufactured by vendors in China, the company has voluntarily recalled 11 toys globally, including eight pet and furniture playsets sold under the Barbie® brand and three Fisher-Price® toys, due to impermissible levels… Read More
Daniel Pickett • September 5, 2007No Comments
So over the holiday weekend, we went to the family condo up in the mountains for a little downtime.  While zoning out in front of the TV, I happen to stumble upon the Patrick Swayze Marathon and one of the greatest awful movies of all time – Roadhouse.  This movie is horribly bad, but totally… Read More
Ryan "TheSuperfly" Prast • September 4, 20071 Comment
Upper Deck’s SubCast Version of the Famous Webslinger is Available For Purchase Online Beginning Today CARLSBAD, Calif. (August 28, 2007) – After having his likeness portrayed in virtually every medium imaginable, Upper Deck — in association with designers TWEEQiM Design Studio — is giving a makeover to the famous comic icon, Spider-Man, with the new… Read More
Daniel Pickett • September 1, 2007No Comments
August is coming to an end and time is running out to get your hands on the Midnight Edition MINIGOD Vinyl Figure by Marka27. The long-awaited 16" figure comes with a full range speaker and has an integrated amplifier for increased speaker power — all the better to bump your music! A lone 9 volt… Read More
Daniel Pickett • September 1, 2007No Comments
Brett Favre’s Latest Figures Include Road, Retro, and Black Edition Variants of last seasons sell out figure based on ‘Stylized Realism’ Found in Comic-Book Art Carlsbad, Calif. (August 31, 2007) – For the past year, Upper Deck Authenticated (UDA) has been revolutionizing the sports action figure scene with their All-Star Vinyl figures.  The collectible line… Read More
Daniel Pickett • September 1, 2007No Comments
Underground Toys‘ latest In Your Pocket recaptures some of the best known catchphrases from the ultimate underdog of the American film – Rocky! From the Academy Award-winning 1976 original and on through five fantastic sequels, the lovable Italian Stallion is the compelling subject of countless training montages and suspenseful slow-motion fight scenes.   Sylvester Stallone’s… Read More
Daniel Pickett • August 31, 2007No Comments
August 29, 2007 (SEATTLE) — WizKids Inc. hosted the highly anticipated Halo® ActionClix® Prerelease tournament at Gen Con Indianapolis 2007.  The tournament, which was held Saturday, August 18, sold out at the maximum of 256 players. “Halo fans and Clix players alike were excited to be part of this event.  People couldn’t wait to see… Read More
Daniel Pickett • August 30, 2007No Comments
MATTEL’S FAMOUS DIE-CAST BRAND TAKES CENTER STAGE AT THE 2007 SEMA SHOW As Hot Wheels® Gears Up for Its 40th Anniversary, the Automotive Industry Celebrates Its Enthusiasm for the World’s Largest Car Manufacturer EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (August 27, 2007) – Hot Wheels® today announced its partnership with the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) for the… Read More
Daniel Pickett • August 29, 2007No Comments
With the fourth series of Star Trek: The Next Generation action figures now on sale, Diamond Select Toys is pleased to officially announce the next release featuring this iconic series. Based on their appearances on both the small and large screens, Series 5 will feature Star Trek: Nemesis Dr. Crusher, Season 7 O’Brien and the… Read More
Daniel Pickett • August 29, 2007No Comments
August 28, 2007 (SEATTLE) — WizKids Inc. hosted the first-ever HeroClix® World Championship at Gen Con Indianapolis 2007.  In celebration of the fifth anniversary of HeroClix, international distributors around the world offered regional Nationals programs.  The United States was represented by Wizard World Invitational Winner Scott Crampton as well as over 100 players who entered… Read More
Daniel Pickett • August 28, 2007No Comments
EL SEGUNDO, Calif., August 28, 2007 – Mattel, Inc. [NYSE:MAT] announced today that the Mattel Board of Directors has authorized the company to increase its previously announced share repurchase program by an additional $500 million. Repurchases will take place from time to time, depending on market conditions. The share repurchase program is one component of… Read More
Daniel Pickett • August 28, 2007No Comments
Dark Horse proudly announces a vinyl rendition of Roman Dirge’s Lenore that would make Poe proud!   The Cute Little Dead Girl gets BIG in 2008 when Dark Horse Deluxe releases an 8” vinyl figure that will surely melt little black hearts everywhere. Lenore is the brainchild of artist/magician/Eisner-nominated comics creator Roman Dirge. Named after… Read More
Daniel Pickett • August 28, 2007No Comments