Tag: animation

 

by Daniel Pickett
April 14, 2008
AFI’s Toy Fair 2008 Recap Video   To kick off the 3rd Anniversary Celebration here is a video we cut together of our Toy Fair  2008 video footage.  This video covers a little of everything and gives you a bit of flavor of walking around the Javits  Center .  I hope you dig it!   Thanks to "Cubby" for cutting it together.  …

 

by Daniel Pickett
March 28, 2008
Inspired by Cartoon Network’s hit television series for boys 6-11, Ben 10™, Bandai America has launched its "Ultimate Alien Hangout"sweepstakes, where one lucky winner will score a Ben 10 room transformation,featuring Ben 10 room décor, artwork and some of action figures. Fans can enter the sweepstakes online at www.bandai.com/ben10/alienhangout for a chance to win the room…

 

by Daniel Pickett
March 28, 2008
Want to check out an episode of the highly anticipated Blue Dragon series before its premiere later this Spring? Cartoon Network will be airing an exclusive sneak peek of Blue Dragon on Friday, March 28 at 11:30 am and Saturday, March 29 at 10:30 pm. The series, which features character designs by Akira Toriyama (Dragon…

 

by Daniel Pickett
March 21, 2008
GN-U DOU: GALAXY CYCLONEBRAIGER – BRAIGER   Yamato Announces the Next Revolution in Action Figures   Torrance, CA, March 18, 2008 – Yamato is pleased to introduce a new revolution in action figures:  The GN-U DOU (GN-U meaning “band of brave warriors”, and DOU “movement” in Japanese).  The GN-U DOUis a tribute to the giant robots…

 

by Daniel Pickett
March 8, 2008
NECA announced this awesome exclusive today on their MySpace page:   NECA’s2008 convention season kicks off with the 3rd annual New York Comic Con April 18 – 20th 2008! This year, NECA has a very special exclusive, and a very special guest. Peter Laird, co-creator of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, will be appearing at…

 

by Daniel Pickett
March 4, 2008
AFI was sad to hear of of the passing of D&D creator Gary Gygax.   Like many of the rest of you, we spent many an Elementary and Junior High afternoon rolling 20 sided dice, painting little lead figures and listening to the descriptions given to us by our Dungeon Masters.  D&D was a very influential…

 

by Daniel Pickett
February 23, 2008
Last week we started seeing a photoshopped mock-up of the Deluxe 2-disk Justice League: The New Frontier DVD set that came with an exclusive PVC Hal Jordan.   We first learned of this exclusive pack-in from a picture in a Best Buy add.  There has been a lot of speculation on what the figure will really…

 

by Daniel Pickett
February 20, 2008
Mattel’s Toy Guru was kind enough to answer some questions about the newly revealed product shown at their Toy Fair Showroom as well as the future of some existing lines. Infinite Heroes 1. What is the release schedule for these?   IH will be on shelf at the end of the summer.   2.  What is…

 

by Daniel Pickett
February 12, 2008
For many months rumors have been flying around with nothing able to be confirmed or denied about this mysterious piece….until now!   Gentle Giant is excited to announce the Obi-Wan Kenobi in Clone Trooper Armor Mini Bust, a companion piece to the similarly named statue released in January 2007.   We’ve taken one of the…

 

by Daniel Pickett
February 11, 2008
SpikeTV online has posted Episode 1 of "The Team", a new animated show starring none other than Jesse Falcon, of UCB’s Mother: The Soundtrack and Marvel Toys fame! In this episode: A ninja ambush convinces the Wolf to rejoin the Team.   Jesse is the voice of Wolf. And… just to be on the safe side…

 

by Jason "ToyOtter" Geyer
February 9, 2008
Toyfare Magazine #128 will be hitting comic shops this week and the big news contained within is Mattel’s plans for JLU in 2008. AFI’s good friend Pierre "Airmax" Kalenzaga caught an advance look at the issue and reports that among other things, JLU will be exclusive to Target stores starting this summer, and will have at…

 

by Daniel Pickett
February 7, 2008
  This July, as the world breathlessly awaits the release of the new CG animated Clone Wars series, fans and collectors will get an eyeful of all-new packaging for scores of Clone Wars products soon to be lining store shelves.  StarWars.com the official Star Wars site has updated with a feature  about the new packaging…

 

by Daniel Pickett
January 19, 2008
TOY2R x SIMPSONS return with a second assortment of 3” Qees based on the iconic BART SIMPSON with a few added surprises for 2008! 2007 saw the release of the collaboration between the top animated show on television and the leading manufacturer of designer art figures with amazing results: A Sell-Out series of 3” and…

 

by Daniel Pickett
January 16, 2008
FOX, 20Q.net and Radica Team Up For A Special20Q™ The Simpsons Edition Game    BEVERLY HILLS,Calif., January 10, 2008 – “Don’t have a cow, man,” just answer the questions! Test your SIMPSONS I.Q.when you play the new 20Q™ THE SIMPSONS EDITION, challenging your knowledge of the people, places and things from the world of THE…

 

by Daniel Pickett
January 14, 2008
As I was running errands over the weekend I stopped be a recently stocked Toys R Us and lucked into the other new heroes in The Batman line- The Superman, The Flash and The Martian Manhunter.  We had carded pictures of these figures up on the front page last week, but I hadn’t seen any…

 

by Daniel Pickett
January 8, 2008
Mattel has provided us with carded images of the new  heroes in The Batman line.  Shipping right now to stores are Green Lantern and Hawkman.  These were mostly found at Targets and Wal-Marts around the holidays.    And coming right behind them are The Flash, Martian Manhunter and Superman.  We were told these were coming…

 

by Daniel Pickett
July 20, 2007
SDCCManBatliteup This year’s San Diego Comic Convention marks one of the largest undertaking in Diamond Select Toys’ history!  Plans for this record-breaking event include several convention exclusives, three celebrity guests, contests, a blood drive and “The Hunt” – the first ever Minimate scavenger hunt!  Below is a schedule of events as well as a summary of…

 

by Daniel Pickett
July 16, 2007
DCYAfrosamBusts.jpg ACTION FIGURES   JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA: SERIES 2 ACTION FIGURES Designed by Ed Benes Based on the ongoing series written by The New York Times best-selling author Brad Meltzer, with art by Ed Benes! Each figure features multiple points of articulation and a base. Advance-solicited; on sale March 26, 2008    HAWKGIRL 6.625” DR….

 

by Daniel Pickett
June 19, 2007
BTTF_EUTS LOS ANGELES, California (June 18, 2007) – Exodus Film Group and Corgi International Limited (NASDAQ GM:CRGI) announced today a master license for a product line of toys and collectables for Exodus’ CG-animated feature film “Igor.” The Weinstein Company is handling worldwide theatrical distribution for the film, which is set for a wide theatrical release on…

 

by Daniel Pickett
June 10, 2007
DSTBartSimpsonQee3.jpg Toy2r and Diamond Comics have landed the popular animated series "The Simpsons". The first release will star rebellious Bart Simpson in both a 3" and 10" QEE scale. The 3 inch Qee Bart Simpsons will be available at San Diego Comic-Con 2007 at $8US  and for 10 inch Price at $40US at the Toy2R booth….

 

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