Tag: Batman

 

by Daniel Pickett
January 23, 2008
EL SEGUNDO, CA (January 23, 2008) – FORTUNE announced today that Mattel [NYSE: MAT], the world’s largest toy company, has been named to the prestigious 11th annual “100 Best Companies to Work For” list, ranking number 70. Mattel is the only toy company to make the 2008 list. “We’re proud to be named among this…

 

by Daniel Pickett
January 22, 2008
ACTION FIGURES  ALL STAR ACTION FIGURES It’s an all-star lineup featuring the work of two fan-favorite artists in this series! Four of DC’s superstars are represented here: Batman and Batgirl, as drawn by Jim Lee in All Star Batman and Robin the Boy Wonder, and Superman and Super Lois, as drawn by Frank Quitely in…

 

by Daniel Pickett
January 22, 2008
It’s being reported by CNN.com and TMZ.com that Heath Ledger star of the upcoming The Dark Knight has been found dead by his housekeeper today in his NYC appartment.  No other details are known at this time.

 

by Daniel Pickett
January 17, 2008
AFI just received our latest batch of answers from Mattel’s monthly Q&A they are doing with some selected websites.   Catching up on some housekeeping I thought I’d post the two latest rounds of Questions and Answers up on the News Page.   If you have questions for Mattel be sure to ask them in this…

 

by Daniel Pickett
January 16, 2008
Big news over at the Mego Museum!  When Mego Collector Bruce Zalkin was contacted by a former Mego employee interested in selling a collection gathered during their days at Mego it was the FIND of a lifetime. The find contained product samples from Mego’s1974 Toy Fair exhibit including original package mock-ups,factory production samples and a…

 

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 10, 2008
dcuc_frontpage.jpg Please check out the new site that our friend Peter Go (of AFHub.com) just launched: www.DCUC.info Inspired a great deal by Jason Geyer’s Super Powers archive, Peter felt this great new line from Mattel and the Four Horsemen needed a definitive archive of its own. It’s still very much a work-in-progress, but there is much…

 

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
December 30, 2007
As most of you have read, I’m currently back in Oklahoma celebrating the  holidays with my family and old friends. Once again I have access to Walmarts (which are few and far between in the Los Angeles area) and several Targets… and I have to tell you, I’m having MUCH better luck finding stuff here…

 

by Daniel Pickett
December 20, 2007
December 19, 2007 (SEATTLE) — WizKids Inc. announces one of the most exciting HeroClix® Buy-It-by-the-Brick figure yet!  The World’s Finest figure is a HeroClix one-of-a-kind SUPERMAN and BATMAN duo figure.  This limited edition, numbered figure is free with the purchase of a DC HeroClix: Crisis Brick (a ten-booster bundle). “This is one of the most…

 

by Daniel Pickett
December 6, 2007
December 6, 2007 (SEATTLE) — WizKidsInc. announces the “WizKids® Convention Weekend,” which brings WizKids free-with-purchase convention giveaways to local hobby and game stores! From February 1 to February 3, 2008,WizKids fans can get those hard-to-find WizKids giveaways — such as the Mighty Thor™, BATMAN and Vlad the Impaler — for the first time ever outside…

 

by Daniel Pickett
November 21, 2007
The 10" line of the JLU figures has been a bit of an underdog.  Many of them have been difficult to find, and that difficulty seems to increase with each passing season.  A few of the early figures and core characters have been re-released enough times to be fairly common.   Toys R Us keeps…

 

by Daniel Pickett
November 9, 2007
ANSWERS   While we continue to hammer out the forum issues let’s take a look at the newest batch of answers to your questions from our good friends at Mattel.   Keep sending in your questions for Mattel to: julius@actionfigureinsider.com.   The next round of questions are due by midnight Nov. 14th.   Let’s get to…

 

by Daniel Pickett
August 17, 2007
Mattel issues information to correct inaccurate reports Mattel advises consumers to not return products to retailers STEPS TO RETURN A MATTEL TOY THAT IS AFFECTED BY THE AUGUST RECALLS, ANNOUNCED IN COOPERATION WITH THE U.S. CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION: 1) The first step is for consumers to determine if they have a toy that has…

 

by Daniel Pickett
August 14, 2007
IversonASV One product recalled for impermissible levels of lead November 2006 magnet recall expanded EL SEGUNDO, Calif., August 14, 2007 – Mattel, Inc. announced today that the company has voluntarily recalled one toy from the “CARS” die-cast vehicle line (“Sarge” character), manufactured between May 2007 and July 2007, containing impermissible levels of lead. The recalled vehicles…

 

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
July 2, 2007
mattel.gif When word of the Master DC Comic toy license going to Mattel was finally announced I shot some questions over to the gang at DC Direct to find out how this new deal will affect them.   It looks as if this deal was worked out differently that when Hasbro had the master toy license…

 

by Daniel Pickett
June 21, 2007
WizSWCardGame This year the con exclusive for the Hot Wheels booth at Comic Con will be the 1966 TV Series Batmobile(tm) which is 1/64th Scale in an acrylic case. This version has a bit more detail than the mass market version such as clear windows and pin-striping on the front. These will be sold for $20. …

 

by Daniel Pickett
June 19, 2007
WizSWCardGame Burbank, Calif., June 19, 2007 — Warner Bros. Consumer Products (WBCP) announced today that it has named the world’s leading toy manufacturer, Mattel, Inc., as the global master toy licensee for both Speed Racer and The Dark Knight, two of the biggest summer films coming out in 2008 from Warner Bros. Pictures.  Mattel will apply…

 

by Daniel Pickett
June 14, 2007
DCDKryptoniteProp Kotobukiya’s ArtFX subline has releaseed images of 2 more DC related statues.   Item Name: Catwoman Artfx statue Series: Artfx Maker: Kotobukiya Scale: 150mm Material: vinyl Release date: Sept 2007 Retail Price: 7800yen   Item Name: Supergirl Artfx statue Series: Artfx Maker: Kotobukiya Scale: 250mm Material: vinyl Release date: Sept 2007 Retail Price: 7800yen  …

 

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