Tag: animation

 

by Daniel Pickett
January 2, 2009
I received a nice holiday greeting and update from Tracy and our friends at Electric Tiki which contained a lot of new information on their upcoming projects for 2009.  There’s some really exciting stuff coming and the previews showing up on ET’s site and Tracy’s blog are going to blow a lot of people away!…

 

by Daniel Pickett
December 28, 2008
  The day after Christmas Mattel and Matty dropped this bomb on JLU collectors all over the world: Hey JLU Collectors, We already revealed quite a lot at SDCC 2008 of our 2009 line up, but wanted to give everyone a little holiday treat before the New Year. Take a gander at the image! We…

 

by Daniel Pickett
November 13, 2008
All you, CARS fans might be interested in an exclusive promotion brought to you by Mattel and Toys ‘R’ Us. Here are the details: Earlier this fall, Toys R Us gave you the opportunity to get a Sidewall Shine car just for buying five Disney/Pixar CARS character vehicles, and it looks like this giving thing…

 

by Daniel Pickett
October 16, 2008
Action-Packed Film And Television Brands Include STAR TREK, TERMINATOR SALVATION And TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES Expansions Of Innovative Playmates Toys Originals, MYLIFE and NIGHT GUARDIANS™, THE DEFENDERS OF DREAMTIME          COSTA MESA, CA – Drawing upon a rich history of pioneering imaginative products as well successfully managing and developing lines based on stellar entertainment brand…

 

by Daniel Pickett
October 15, 2008
Gaaaaaaah!   There was NO new JLU for so long and now there is SOOOO much new JLU goodness I can hardly stand it!   To think that this line was so close to canceled last summer, and now to already have 17 1/2 new figures so far is amazing! I just got a the…

 

by Daniel Pickett
October 14, 2008
Mattel and Nelvana to Bring Hot Wheels® to the TV Screen as the Brand Celebrates its 40th Anniversary EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (October 13, 2008) –Mattel, Inc. (NYSE: MAT) and Corus Entertainment Inc.’s (NYSE: CJR; TSE: CJR.B) Nelvanaannounced today that Hot Wheels®, the No. 1 vehicle property in the U.S.[1], will be developed into a new…

 

by Daniel Pickett
October 3, 2008
From iTunes to streaming video and exclusive, online content, STAR WARS: THE CLONE WARS not only premieres tonight at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Cartoon Network, but also paves the way for the most extensive digital distribution effort in the history of Lucasfilm Ltd.. Beginning Saturday, Oct. 4, each week’s new episode will be available at…

 

by Daniel Pickett
October 1, 2008
Matty from MattyCollector.com and ToyGuru Jr. sent us the answers to our latest round of questions.that AFI readers have posted in our forums:     Q1) Why was the Holiday Hal Jordan figure included in Mattel’s JLU showcase at SDCC? If he’s such a no-no(from DC/WB’s point of view), then why put him in there? Was…

 

by Daniel Pickett
September 29, 2008
In "Ambush," the premiere of Lucasfilm Animation’s STAR WARS: THE CLONE WARS, episode director David Bullock ("Justice League: The New Frontier") and writer Steve Melching ("The Batman") recall the Yoda of The Empire Strikes Back. This first episode of the brand-new, CG-animated series airs at 9 p.m. ET/PT Friday, Oct. 3 on Cartoon Network. In…

 

by Daniel Pickett
September 22, 2008
Two days before I moved I got a package in the mail from Mattel of the new wave of Justice League Unlimited figures.But that didn’t stop me from snapping a bunch of pictures of this new wave for you.  Normally this would be posted as a feature, but because of the move and unpacking the…

 

by Jason "ToyOtter" Geyer
August 28, 2008
There is a really neat art exhibit in the Netherlands by Eva and Franco Mattes (aka 0100101110101101.ORG) called "It’s Always Six O’Clock". The use a lot of action figures and other toys to make an apparent commentary on the futility of marketing or something high-falutin’ thing like that. Just ask Mickey Mouse.  

 

by Daniel Pickett
August 5, 2008
The team has been working fast and furious to get all of the pictures in our Comic Con 2008 gallery labeled, and we are just about done.  There are a few more galleries still to be added, but the lion’s share are up now for your enjoyment.  Check out our coverage of the toys, the…

 

by Daniel Pickett
August 4, 2008
TV GUIDE CELEBRATES LUCASFILM ANIMATION’S STAR WARS™: THE CLONE WARS™ WITH FOUR COLLECTIBLE COVERS FEATURING BONUS MULTI-MEDIA CD-ROM PRESENTED EXCLUSIVELY BY TOYS“R”US     TV Guide’s Special Double Issue Featuring STAR WARS: THE CLONE WARS Hits Newsstands Thursday, August 7   July 28, 2008 (New York, NY) – On August 15, Star Wars returns to…

 

by Daniel Pickett
July 21, 2008
  This year’s San Diego Comic Con promises to be one of the largest undertakings in geek and pop-culture history!  DST’s plans for this record-breaking event include several convention exclusives, contests, panels, a blood drive, free giveaways and the launch of a brand new website!  Below is a schedule of events as well as a…

 

by Daniel Pickett
July 21, 2008
This just in! Toynami is pleased to announce the last-minute additions of three brand-new products that will be available for the first time anywhere at Comic-Con International: San Diego! Be one of the lucky few to own these hot items months before the general release!   Available only while supplies last and in very limited…

 

by Daniel Pickett
July 10, 2008
This just in: "Electric Tiki Design is proud to present a licensing deal that will bring many of Disney’s classic characters into our unique family of products. More information will come soon, but for now we are passing along this teaser image." If that teaser collage has any real bearing on the projects Electric Tiki…

 

by Daniel Pickett
July 10, 2008
This year, Toynami will have its biggest presence ever at Comic-Con International: San Diego, and coming along with it is our biggest assortment of show-exclusive product! Available at the Toynami booth will be products from our special guest Tamashii, Bandai’s exciting new collector-focused label. Tamashii will also be showing exciting new prototypes, products and dioramas…

 

by Daniel Pickett
July 9, 2008
Shocker Toys steps up with the hottest exclusive figures this summer: Metalocalypse Limited to 500 sets, selling for $80 and available only at San Diego Comic Con Booth #3849. This all-new line features fully painted vinyl action figures of Dethklok, the undisputed greatest animated metal band in the galaxy featured on Adult Swim’s hit series,…

 

by Daniel Pickett
June 30, 2008
As we enter the home stretch toward SDCC 08 our pal Toy Guru from Mattel updates us on the answers to our  burning questions that AFI readers have posted in our forums:  Q1A: I would like to know if there are any plans for alternate masks for the joker goons in the Dark Knight Movie…

 

by Jason "ToyOtter" Geyer
June 29, 2008
AFI is pleased to unveil our first (but by no means last) Custom Action Figure Jam: The DCUC Custom Showcase! Shepherded by longtime AFI stalwart Ryan "The Superfly" Prast and ably assisted by Peter "Vader" Go, this debut gallery uses the Mattel DCUC line as a base for all sorts of crazy custom figures that…

 

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