No, no… don’t worry.  This post isn’t about some super secret limited edition figure from Mattel.  Not this year! While I was back home for the holidays I got to go visit the home of one of my best friends "Dr. Loopy."   He and I got back into collecting togther back in 1990 and… Read More
Daniel Pickett • January 18, 2007No Comments
January 17, 2007 (SEATTLE) –WizKids Inc. announced today that it will make HeroClix® and MechWarrior® Collector’s Sets, along with two convention figures previously available only direct from WizKids®, available to retail stores in the US through Diamond Comics Distributors and Alliance Game Distributors and a select group of distributors in Europe. These themed and highly… Read More
Daniel Pickett • January 17, 2007No Comments
January 16, 2007 (SEATTLE) – WizKids Inc. announced today that it would begin celebrating the fifth anniversary of HeroClix® with a massive summer schedule of events.  These events will generate a tremendous amount of excitement with players and retailers by combining an all-new tournament format with some of the best prizes ever offered for HeroClix… Read More
Daniel Pickett • January 16, 2007No Comments
Diamond Select Toys sent an image of their next Minimate release out – the "first" Series of Star Trek Minimates.  This release includes the following:   Star Trek Series 1 Spock & Captain Pike Captain Kirk & Vena, Orion Slave Girl Scotty & Dr McCoy Scotty & Dress Uniform McCoy (chase)   As you may… Read More
Daniel Pickett • January 16, 2007No Comments
Two Jack Bauer Boxed Sets to be Released mid-2007  TEMPE, Ariz. – 20th Century Fox Licensing & Merchandising and McFarlane Toys announce a licensing agreement to produce action figures based on Fox’s multiple Emmy®-and-Golden Globe award-winning program – 24.  In an affirming nod to how much the actors and series resonates with its peers, 24… Read More
Daniel Pickett • January 16, 20071 Comment
FULL FEATURE IS NOW ONLINE!  After 40 years, Mattel has managed to get the license to do Hot Wheels replicas of the 1966 George Barris designed Batmobile.   This is the 1/64th scale Hot Wheels version that should be hitting stores next month.  Mattel is also planning 1/43rd and 1/18 scale 66′ Batmobiles.    You… Read More
Daniel Pickett • January 13, 2007No Comments
January 11, 2007 (SEATTLE) – WizKids, Inc. announced today that it has entered into an agreement with Diamond Comic Distributors and Alliance Game Distributors for the core hobby portion of its distribution in the United States and Canada. "Our strategic focus is to create a closer relationship with our retailers, protect the equity of our… Read More
Daniel Pickett • January 12, 2007No Comments
I love playing with little plastic people. That should come as no surprise given that I’m a lifelong toy collector and have spent the better part of a decade actually writing about toys. And while I do love collecting action figures I don’t really play with them anymore. But, I do play with little plastic… Read More
Jeff Cope • January 11, 2007No Comments
Prepare your armor, and have your shields at the ready because the 4th round of voting on the Four Horsemen’s FANtastic Exclusive website (http://www.FANtasticExclusive.com) is finished and the next round is going to be all about the weapons!     Round 4 was a bit of an extended round of voting, due to the holidays, but… Read More
Daniel Pickett • January 4, 2007No Comments
Grants total more than $1 million worldwide to children’s organizations worldwide   El Segundo, Calif., January 4, 2007 – As part of its ongoing commitment to children and families around the world, the Mattel Children’s Foundation has awarded 42 grants in 38 countries totaling more than $1 million under its International Grants Program, including 21… Read More
Daniel Pickett • January 4, 2007No Comments
  I just realized that it has been as long since now and the time the Star Wars: Power of the Force line was relaunched in 1996 as it had been between then and the end of the first line in 1985! Damn! Read More
Jason "ToyOtter" Geyer • January 3, 20071 Comment
HONG KONG (December 26, 2006) – Corgi International Limited (Nasdaq GM: CRGID) today announced that the merger with Master Replicas Inc. has closed. Michael Cookson and Jennifer Klatt of Master Replicas Inc. have been named CEO and CFO, respectively, of Corgi. Cookson commented, “The new Corgi combines three high quality brand names (Corgi Classics, Master… Read More
Daniel Pickett • January 3, 2007No Comments