Tag: animation

 

by Daniel Pickett
March 10, 2010
Pasadena Convention Center, May 28-30 F.A.M.E. LA , Vanguard Productions, and Animation Ink, in cooperation with Desert Wind Comics, announce the Los Angeles Rock’n Comic-Con 2010 at the Pasadena Convention Center featuring Guest of Honor, legendary Marvel Comics Creator Stan “The Man” Lee.  Stan will launch the major new convention with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and…

 

by Daniel Pickett
March 5, 2010
Is this Buzz-Off’s cousin?   This week the gang over at Disney/Pixar Toy Story 3 are revealing 14 new characters that we will be meeting in the upcoming film over at their official Facebook page. This newest reveal really caught my eye: Meet Twitch, the insectaloid warrior, where MAN + INSECT = AWESOME! This sturdy action…

 

by Daniel Pickett
February 20, 2010
New Toy Line Launches at Walmart March 1st BENTONVILLE, Ark. (Feb. 16, 2010) – DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc. (Nasdaq: DWA) and Walmart (NYSE: WMT) announce today the first of many elements to come from Walmart’s involvement with the studio on its upcoming feature film, “How to Train Your Dragon,” which enters theaters on March 26,…

 

by Daniel Pickett
February 2, 2010
Bif Bang Pow! to Produce ’70s Style Action Figures Based on Some of the World’s Most Popular Properties  LOS ANGELES, CA (February 2, 2010) – Announcing one of the widest ranges of highly articulated 8-inch retro-style action figures in years. In cooperation with EMCE Toys, Bif Bang Pow!™ is proud to bring the original "’70s…

 

by Daniel Pickett
January 28, 2010
SHREK – SHREK FOREVER AFTER- In Theaters May 21, 2010 In May 2010, Shrek will embark on an all new adventure in the highly anticipated fourth installment of the #1 animated franchise of all time, Shrek Forever After. For the first time ever, Playmates Toys delivers the full Shrek experience through a complete World of…

 

by Daniel Pickett
January 28, 2010
This Friday at 9:00pm on Cartoon Network!   Nearly wiped out by the Jedi Knights in a long-ago war, deadly Mandalorian warriors emerge from the shadows to exact cold revenge upon their peace-seeking rivals. Cloaked in mystery and hardened by memories of their bitter defeat, they are fueled by a collective desire to reclaim the…

 

by Daniel Pickett
January 23, 2010
I know it’s going to be controversial blog and idea to some, but I think Mattel should merge the Justice League Unlimited and Batman the Brave and the Bold action figure lines. As I sit here, still in my pajamas on a sunny Southern California morning watching the latest episode from Batman the Brave and…

 

by Daniel Pickett
January 23, 2010
I know it’s going to be controversial blog and idea to some, but I think Mattel should merge the Justice League Unlimited and Batman the Brave and the Bold action figure lines. As I sit here, still in my pajamas on a sunny Southern California morning watching the latest episode from Batman the Brave and […]

 

by Daniel Pickett
January 8, 2010
— JAKKS-created MONSUNO™ Property Currently in Development; Building to a 2011 North America Launch —   MALIBU, Calif. – January 7, 2010 – JAKKS Pacific, Inc. (Nasdaq: JAKK) announces a strategic partnership with Dentsu Inc., a leading producer of Japanese animation, to produce an animated television series based on MONSUNO™, a new original Boys Action…

 

by Daniel Pickett
January 7, 2010
 Manufacturer and Cartoon Network Enterprises Announce a New Line of Action Figures, Bobble Heads, and Vehicles Based on the Adult Swim Series, The Venture Bros.   Bif Bang Pow! and Cartoon Network Enterprises, the licensing and merchandising arm of Adult Swim, blast off for action with today’s partnership announcement that will bring to market a…

 

by Erik "Superfriend" Skov
October 7, 2009
I’ve always been a bit of a spend thrift.  In this economy of I find it even harder to let go of my money.  In the pursuit of our hobby along these lines, I find patience to be my best ally.  This time, it guided me to an animation buy.

 

by Daniel Pickett
July 9, 2009
Today the official website for Comic Con International posted a list of the 2009 exclusives for the show.  This is NOT a complete list yet, so far it’s only four pages long,  but starts as a good guide to how much money you will need to bring with you to the con and what lines…

 

by Daniel Pickett
July 2, 2009
LOS ANGELES, Calif., (July 2, 2009) – Leading video game publisher and developer NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc., today confirmed that it has secured exclusive North American rights to publish future official videogames for the longstanding classic anime and manga series, Dragon Ball® across all major consoles and hand held platforms. This agreement will run…

 

by Daniel Pickett
June 11, 2009
Snow White-Inspired ‘Heart Box’ Is First in Collection to Be Previewed at Comic-Con and D23 Expo               BURBANK, Calif. (June 9, 2009) –Bringing together the masterful storytelling of Disney with the renowned artistry of eFX Inc., an all-new line of limited-edition collectibles will be unveiled this September, inspired by some of Disney’s classic films…

 

by Daniel Pickett
June 5, 2009
This July, get ready for more Wolverine and the X-Men Action!  And just when the summer couldn’t get any better for Comic Book Fans everywhere…… Marvel Animation and Lionsgate will bring Wolverine fans the eagerly anticipated 2nd DVD from Nicktoons Network’s hit animated series Wolverine And The X-Men. In Wolverine And The X-Men: Deadly Enemies,…

 

by Daniel Pickett
June 2, 2009
Thousands of TRANSFORMERS and G.I. JOE Licensed Products to Land on Retail Shelves Around the World as Highly Anticipated Movies Hit Theaters   PAWTUCKET, R.I. – June 2, 2009 – The Entertainment & Licensing Division of Hasbro, Inc. (NYSE: HAS) today announced that the combined licensing programs supporting the movie releases of TRANSFORMERS: REVENGE OF…

 

by Daniel Pickett
June 1, 2009
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: If Target where to cancel the JLU line before the end of this year would Mattel then resort to selling the already announced JLU on Mattycollector.com? A1: It is Mattel’s…

 

by Daniel Pickett
June 1, 2009
Battle Force 5(TM) Licensing Extensions Will Allow Boys of All Ages the Chance to Re-Create the Show’s Exciting Adventures EL SEGUNDO, Calif., Jun 01, 2009 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Mattel, Inc. (NYSE: MAT) is announcing a full complement of licensing, promotional and distribution partners to support the launch of its new original animated series debuting on…

 

by Daniel Pickett
May 20, 2009
Shortly after Toy Fair this year it was announced that the next DC animated DVD project after Green Lantern: First Flight would be based on the Public Enemies storyline from the Superman/Batman comic series.   Below is the first trailer for that project.  

 

by Daniel Pickett
May 13, 2009
Doctor Fate was the only single carded figure of the new wave that I didn’t get an advance sample of so he was the only one missing from Justice League Week this year.  He’s in stores now and I have him in hand so it’s time to add him to the AFiToy Archive. This release…

 

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