Tag: cars

 

by Daniel Pickett
June 22, 2010
Set auction record for highest price for an American Car Indianapolis, IN (June 22, 2010) Fully restored and wearing its famous Reims livery, the 1965 Shelby Daytona Cobra Coupe CSX2601, frequently referred to as "American Racing’s Crown Jewel", sold for a record-breaking $7.25 million at Mecum’s inaugural Monterey, California Auction on August 15, 2009. A…

 

by Daniel Pickett
June 7, 2010
Every vehicle in this GreenLight Line is officially licensed by the individual police department. INDIANAPOLIS, IN (June 7, 2010) Almost everyone has a childhood memory of a toy police die cast car, they represent safety, allow one to play the role of authority and are the perfect beginning to the lifelong love of die cast…

 

by Daniel Pickett
May 14, 2010
 Today the gang over at MattyCollector.com posted this double dose of news about this year’s annual KMart Cars event, happening on 6/12.  To see the new countdown clock mentioned below click here.  Cars Fans, Meet our all-new countdown clock, rolled out for the first time to help us track the minutes to the big Cars…

 

by Daniel Pickett
May 12, 2010
The Hot Wheels team posted the line up of their new line of cars based on the characters in the upcoming movie Toy Story 3 on the official Hot Wheels Facebook Page this week.  These should be shipping to stores right now.       Blastin Buzz   Wheelin’ Woody   Little Green Speedster  …

 

by Daniel Pickett
May 4, 2010
1:64 Scale Cars on Sale at Original Spring Classic Auction in Indianapolis MARENGO, Ill. – Mecum Collector Car Auctions has teamed up with GreenLight Collectibles, a die-cast car manufacturer based in Indianapolis, Ind., to produce 1:64 scale replicas of select high-profile automobiles sold across the Mecum Auction block.  The limited-edition replica vehicles will be available…

 

by Daniel Pickett
April 16, 2010
    Masters of the Universe® Mo-Larr vs Skeletor® Figures ($40) Mo-Larr was featured in the famous (infamous?) episode featured on the DVD release of Robot Chicken Season 2 where he chased down Skeletor® and relieved him of an impacted wisdom tooth, sans numbing agent. Skeletor® features a new head with missing tooth, Havok Staff,…

 

by Daniel Pickett
April 1, 2010
This news just in from the Hot Wheels PR team: Check out one of Hot Wheels’ limited edition vehicles for 2011 – Wonder Woman’s Invisible Jet! The Hot Wheels team worked closely with their friends at DC comics to make sure the details were perfect.   Be sure to check out the official Hot Wheels …

 

by Daniel Pickett
March 30, 2010
EL SEGUNDO, Calif., Mar 30, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Mattel, Inc. (NASDAQ:MAT) brings springtime fun with fresh new toys and games perfect for play indoors and out. From Barbie(R) to Hot Wheels(R) and great games for the entire family, Mattel’s got kids covered and parents prepped for upcoming springtime vacations, holidays and rainy or sunny…

 

by Daniel Pickett
March 1, 2010
Matty from MattyCollector.com and ToyGuru, have replied with the answers to our latest round of questions that AFi readers have posted in our forums.        Q1. Mattel, Can you fix the scale on the teenage male heroes for DCUC and DCIH? Robin,Kid Flash and Beast Boy look like they are 12.The teenage female bodies are perfect, but…

 

by Daniel Pickett
February 25, 2010
Here’s your insider look at Mattel’s Collector Press event held Sunday Feb 14th as part of Toy Fair 2010 at the Javits center.    This two part video is as close as you can get to actually being there as it’s not just focused on Mattel Brand Manager Scott Neitlich, but it also shows you the…

 

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
April 17, 2009
First Quarter Highlights •Worldwide net sales down 15 percent; •Domestic gross sales down 6 percent and international gross sales down 23 percent; •Worldwide gross sales for core brands: Barbie® down 5 percent; Hot Wheels® down 3 percent; Core Fisher-Price® down 17 percent and American Girl® brands down 4 percent; •Gross margin increased 80 basis points…

 

by Daniel Pickett
April 10, 2009
Posted on Matty’s Facebook page: Quick update everyone, here are current release dates for the next few items on Mattycollector.com: Mer-Man – 4 /15 (We will likely sell out of Mer-Man on day 1, but we have a second batch coming in which should go on sale about 4/23) Zodac – 5/15 LOSH JLU 4…

 

by Daniel Pickett
April 2, 2009
This update was posted today to Matty’s Facebook page: Hey toy fans, With the news of our SDCC figures spreading all over the web, thought I’d take a moment to clarify some questions fans had. 1: Yes, these are our SDCC figures. It was not an April Fool’s joke. (but we did get some of…

 

by Daniel Pickett
April 1, 2009
Mattel announced today on Matty’s Facebook page the line-up today of their 2009 San Diego Comic Con exclusives.  Many of them will also be available on MattyCollector.com after the show, however some elements from some of the sets will be exclusive to the conversions.    DC UNIVERSE Classics WONDER TWINS 2 pack Form of an…

 

by Daniel Pickett
March 16, 2009
MattyCollector and Facebook have reformatted and restored the official MattyCollector.com Facebook page.   The new format is more like a gan group that you can join instead of the "person" that you be-friend.  They are still  uploading the old pictures, news and information from the old page, but they expect to have most of that…

 

by Daniel Pickett
February 13, 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.  There are some very interesting hints and reveals in this installment, so read it carefully and let the speculating begin!  Q1) Is there a possibility of ever using a different female body…

 

by Daniel Pickett
December 12, 2008
 For the past couple of  years, right around the holidays, Mattel headquarters here in Southern California opens a big holiday clearance tent sale in the parking lot behind their campus.   They have a retail store on site too and also open a few regional stores for the month of December, but the tent sale really deals…

 

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 20, 2008
Dream Halloween is right around the corner. This is a fantastic event where Mattel teams created one-of-a-kind collector items to auction off for Children Affected by Aids. This year, among the spectacular toys are two items we showed off first at San Diego Comic Con, the one-of-a-kind Darth Mater and the second and last publically…

 

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