Tag: Comic Con


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
February 14, 2008
Here is the latest round of answers from our ongoing, monthly Mattel Q&A. You can find our past Q&A’s here. And you can discuss the answers at our Mattel board.      Q1: Legion of Super-Heroes figures ?!? Any word at all ?!? 2008 is the 50th anniversary of the debut of the Legion. Is…


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
August 17, 2007
IversonASV This is pretty cool.   While I was running around Comic Con, after my first panel was over on Friday, I was approached by a nice lady by the name of Marty who told me she was writing an article for WIRED about how action figures are made and or who makes them.  As we…


by Daniel Pickett
July 25, 2007
  Our man SDComics is on the ground and running around at Preview Night currently.   He’s calling us with updates and we’ll have pictures later tonight.  But for now this is what he has seen and read about:   DC Direct Nothing is on display quite yet at the time of his call, but their…


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 13, 2007
Join us in supporting the Diane Kamahele Memorial Fund by bidding on a host of unique items that Sideshow will be auctioning off during Comic Con. Sideshow does not typically eBay its products, nor has it previously sold any pre-production samples. However, the company is dedicated to honoring Diane’s memory by providing a health and…


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
July 2, 2007
NECAPixelSimon Joss Whedon wants to take YOU to dinner!  Joss Whedon has long been championed by women around the world for his depiction of strong female characters. His breakout hit television show, Buffy the Vampire Slayer featured Buffy Anne Summers, played by Sarah Michelle Gellar as the young woman chosen by fate to battle demons, vampires,…


by Daniel Pickett
July 1, 2007
Weta Limited today confirmed what they will be showcasing at this years’ San Diego Comic Convention and which Weta Crew will be attending the five day show. Comic Con attendees will be the first people in the world to view four new pieces from a new soon-to-be released Weta Collectibles range. Public images of these…


by Daniel Pickett
June 25, 2007
DSTQEEKozikAnarchyBear2 STAR TREK STAR GEORGE TAKEI APPEARING AT SAN DIEGO COMIC CON! DST is excited to announce the celebrity Guest of Honor at this summer’s San Diego Comic Con – Star Trek legend and pop culture sensation, George Takei!  Appearing as Mr. Sulu in the original Star Trek series, this star of stage will be appearing…


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. …