Playmates Has Your Salvation At Hand
January 26, 2009

Diamond Comic’s Toy Chest has this first look at the upcoming Playmates Toys’ TERMINATOR: SALVATION movie line of action figures.

Recipe for movie success?

Take one of Hollywood’s big name directors, a guy so cool he can get by with just a nickname, McG.

Add a robust hunk of star like Christian Bale, and spice with Moon BloodGood.

Include a favorite franchise brand, such as Terminator, with satisfying chunks of big, killer robots.

Bake in a post-apocalyptic 100-plus degree oven (shot in New Mexico) until tender. Sauce liberally with the best CGI effects money can buy.

Serve hot to a hungry audience on May 22nd, 2009. Tastes just like a summer blockbuster.

Playmates has the license for action figures based on the film. The bread and butter are the 3 3/4" line of Terminators such as the T-600, the T-700, and the T-800, seen below.

For human figures, the small band of rebels, all that stands between freedom and extermination, are represented by John Connor, Barnes, Marcus, and Battle Damaged Marcus. All of the 3 3/4" figs are SRP of $7.99.


Playmates kicks it up a notch with the 6" tall line. Among the Terminators in this line are the completely wicked ‘bot below that looks like the T1 from Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines


The six inch line, which does include human characters in addition to the Terminators shown below, will retail for $11.49 each. 


Topping the Playmates selection at a huge 10 inches tall are a selection of robots. These monsters will run $24.49 apiece.


The entire Playmates offering is scheduled to ship in April 2009. Check with your local comic shop for availability.



Daniel Pickett
Daniel “Julius Marx” Pickett has been around toys his whole life. The first line he ever collected was Mego’s World’s Greatest Super Heroes line back in the 70s. He has been surrounded by collectables ever since. In 1999 he was confounded by a lack of information and news about some of his favorite toy lines he was collecting. Since he couldn’t find the information he decided to pursue it himself thinking other people might also be interested in the same news. He started writing a weekly column on the toy industry and action figure for a toy news site and in a years time he tripled the sites daily traffic with his updates, reviews and product features. He built relationships with every major toy manufacturer and many sculptors, painters and mold makers. He grew his hobby into a world wide expertise that the industry has embraced. In 2004 he teamed up with his toy buddy Jason “ToyOtter” Geyer and they created their own website Daniel has been quoted in both industry and mass media press outlets. Over the years Daniel and AFi have been sought out as experts in the field. Daniel was regularly featured on “Attack of the Show” on the G4 network as the primary contributor to their “Mint On Card” segment, and our front page has been linked to from USA Today’s “Pop Candy” Blog twice. Daniel’s content has also been featured on,,, Boing-Boing,, Ain’t It Cool News, the Official Star Wars blog, Geekologie, G4, CNet and Toy Fare magazine, among many others. He has consulted on toy lines, books, documentaries and TV shows. But all of that really just sounds snooty and “tootin’ his own horn” – the long and short of it is that Daniel loves toys and he LOVES talking about them.
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