Tag: 2018

 

by Daniel Pickett
November 26, 2018
BENTONVILLE, Ark., Nov. 16, 2018 – Today, Walmart introduced The Walmart Toy Lab at www.WalmartToyLab.com, an all-new digital playground where Walmart’s littlest fans can play with 20 of the toys on the retailer’s Top Rated by Kids top toy list right from their computer or tablet.   Like stepping into an interactive unboxing video, The…

 

by Daniel Pickett
November 19, 2018
JAKKS’ Hot Holiday Toys are Available at Retailers Nationwide NOW   SANTA MONICA, CA – November 12, 2018 – Leading U.S. toymaker JAKKS Pacific, Inc. (NASDAQ: JAKK) is ready to deck the halls with its lineup of award-winning, innovative toys this season. From cute collectibles and dolls, to interactive tech toys and extreme outdoor play,…

 

by Daniel Pickett
November 15, 2018
As you may recall over the past 2 years, Honda has relied on stop motion animation and vintage toys to help promote their holiday sales for the past seasons.  This formula must be working for them as they are back this year with round 3.  Their new commercial for 2018 features the old Kenner 6…

 

by Daniel Pickett
November 14, 2018
This week the Toy Industry Association announced the nominees for all 17 categories the 2019 Toy Of The Year Awards. This year is the third year they have included an Action Figure of the Year category and the third year we here at AFi have the honor of helping them with the reveal announcement of…

 

by Daniel Pickett
November 14, 2018
Kidrobot is off to Anaheim, California this weekend with the all-new Designer Con DCON Dunny Series, Arcane Divination drops, signing events, Tara McPherson and more… Broomfield, CO – November 13, 2018 – Kidrobot heads to Anaheim, California for Designer Con 2018, November 16th – 18th, Booth #2010.  Kidrobot will be joined by special guests and an assortment of Kidrobot…

 

by Daniel Pickett
November 9, 2018
DollarDays provides end-to-end wholesale resource for over 800 Toys for Tots Coordinators, fulfilling holiday gifts needed for children across America PHOENIX & TRIANGLE, Va.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–DollarDays and the Marine Toys for Tots Program today announced a national partnership that will help more than 800 Toys for Tots Coordinators across the United States stretch their donation dollars…

 

by Daniel Pickett
November 9, 2018
We, and the 106,000 attendees of this year’s con, are still recovering from all the fun we had with Tenacious D, the Mandy panel with Elijah Wood, the Cosplay National Championship, King Vader, Master P, Jimmy Neutron, the Kid’s Trick-or-Treating, and so much more. There’s a quick recap of the weekend:

 

by Daniel Pickett
November 9, 2018
DKE Toys will be set up at Designer Con at the Anaheim Convention Center November 16-18. Booth #2523 There are always more photos on our Flickr. The DCON 2018 album link is https://www.flickr.com/photos/dketoys/albums/72157674793613088 Teen Wookie by Buzzard Guts Thanks to Dain Marx for this great addition to his Video Store series. Hand cast and painted 3.75″…

 

by Daniel Pickett
November 8, 2018
  LOS ANGELES, CA – November 7, 2018 Chevy Metal is not your average “cover band”, no they are the ULTIMATE PARTY BAND! Formed by Taylor Hawkins and Wiley Hodgden, they have toured the world, been Mick Jagger’s backing band and played with some of the best musicians on the planet! You never know who…

 

by Daniel Pickett
November 5, 2018
DKE Toys will be set up at Designer Con at the Anaheim Convention Center November 16-18. Booth #2523 There are always more photos on our Flickr. The DCON 2018 album link is https://www.flickr.com/photos/dketoys/albums/72157674793613088 Vader’s Private Collection by Markus Wania Hand cast and painted 13″ boxed sculptural figure. Beautifully hand designed wooden box is 15″ tall. Signed…

 

by Daniel Pickett
November 5, 2018
Just as a reminder, this coming weekend – Saturday & Sunday, November 10th & 11th, 2018 – will mark the fall edition of the bi-annual ToyConNJ 2018 pop culture convention in Parsippany, NJand Four Horsemen Toy Designwill be there! Will you? Not only will the Four Horsemenbe on hand to greet everyone there and  sign whatever you want to bring them, but very limited…

 

by Allen Mingo
November 2, 2018
Today, the LEGO® Overwatch® assortment will officially be revealed at a panel with LEGO Overwatch Designer Woon Tze Chee – and will be available for preorder starting at 2pm PT today. More information will be available at LEGO.com/Overwatch. The LEGO Overwatch assortment includes six LEGO Overwatch building sets that feature fan-favorite vehicles and characters in…

 

by Daniel Pickett
November 2, 2018
Retailer releases its list of the 30 hottest toys of the holiday season GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., Nov. 1, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — This holiday season, Meijer will have more of the hottest toys on its wish list. The Grand Rapids, Mich.-based retailer expanded its Top Toy list this year from 10 to 30 of the hottest, name…

 

by Daniel Pickett
November 2, 2018
Yesterday, in advance of BlizzCon (Nov 2-3), the LEGO Group revealed a nine-foot tall LEGO Overwatch D.Va model with a time-lapse video of the model being built. The model, depicting D.Va (in LEGO minifigure form) and her mech, is made of over 145,000 LEGO elements. Attendees of BlizzCon will be able to see the large-scale…

 

by Daniel Pickett
November 1, 2018
DKE Toys will be set up at Designer Con at the Anaheim Convention Center November 16-18. Booth #2523 Dov Kelemer is available for interviews. We are also happy to facilitate getting you in touch with any artists for interviews as well. Thanks in advance for your coverage and support! There are always more photos on…

 

by Daniel Pickett
November 1, 2018
New Checkout Experience, Store Maps and Redesigned Website Make it Easier Than Ever to Shop Walmart This Holiday Season   BENTONVILLE, Ark.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Over the last year, Walmart has continued to push the boundaries of retail by creating a seamless experience in stores and online. Today, Walmart announced its plans to offer the ultimate in convenience…

 

by Daniel Pickett
October 30, 2018
DKE Toys will be set up at Designer Con at the Anaheim Convention Center November 16-18. Booth #2523 Dov Kelemer is available for interviews. We are also happy to facilitate getting you in touch with any artists for interviews as well. Thanks in advance for your coverage and support! There are always more photos on…

 

by Daniel Pickett
October 24, 2018
Hillside, NJ – October 23, 2018 – WizKids is excited to announce that next year they’ll be sponsoring the ROC series! While many details remain to be worked out, the plan is that all maps released next year will be legal for HeroClix, that points earned under the ROC series can also be used for entry…

 

by Daniel Pickett
October 22, 2018
L.A. COMIC CON IS NEXT WEEKEND! Join us next weekend for L.A.’s biggest & greatest celebration of comics, gaming, sci-fi, horror and pop-culture! Here’s what you can expect at the show: GET YOUR PASS TODAY PROGRAMMING GALORE! This year we’re bringing you the best of the best on our Main Stage! We have panels jam-packed…

 

by Daniel Pickett
October 20, 2018
Designer Art Toy and Lifestyle Brand Kidrobot Brings Pop Culture to Life at Los Angeles Comic Con 2018 (Broomfield CO) – October 19, 2018 – Kidrobot brings pop culture to life at Los Angeles Comic Con October 26-28th at Booth #124 with entertainment experiences and photo ops from Deadpool, Spiderman, Aggretsuko, Godzilla and God of War…

 

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