Tag: Comic Con


by Daniel Pickett
January 3, 2011
NEW YORK, N.Y. (Jan. 3, 2011) – Two veteran New York marketing executives are joining forces to open a new full-service advertising and marketing firm, Bonfire Agency, LLC, specializing in helping brands target highly influential but difficult to engage pop culture consumers.  This demo, labeled by some as geek or comic culture, is comprised of incredibly passionate and…


by Daniel Pickett
November 15, 2010
  Manufacturer: Mattel Release Date: November 15th, 2010 Wave/Assortment:  MattyCollector.com Figure Exclusive Packaging: Single boxed Accessories: Orb of Power  “energy transfusing” sword  Split sword of power Removable cape and armor Scale: 6" Sculpted By: The Four Horsemen Notes: This is the November 2010 Quarterly Bonus Figure. The is the 2nd release of King Grayskull.   He was…


by Daniel Pickett
October 18, 2010
Did you miss out on any of the 2010 DC Direct Convention exclusives? Most of you know that Graphitti was selling DC Direct SDCC exclusives, but today we recived word from them that they now have the 2010 NYCC exclusive White Lantern Hal Jordan and the light up power rings for sale on their site….


by Daniel Pickett
September 22, 2010
This past week over on their new website, the Four Horsemen have been giving fans their first look at the new packaging for their highly anticipated Outer Space Men line. Shown below is the card-back (front side & rear side) for the regular edition version of the Outer Space Menfigure Astro-Nautilus: The Man from Neptune! Even though…


by Daniel Pickett
September 14, 2010
Our friends over at CA Enterprises sent us the following news about their awesome 8" Mego-esque NYCC 10 exclusive figures featuring Captain Action and Dr. Evil.  These guys a super-limited edition, so if you are going to NYCC you had better make this one of your first stops! NY Comic Con is just around the…


by Daniel Pickett
September 4, 2010
We are happy to announce our exclusive figure sets for the New York Comic Con (October 8th, 9th & 10th) – The Outer Space Men: Beta Phase waves 1 & 2!  You’ve read rumors and speculation that we were going to be bringing the Outer Space Men to the New York Comic Con and may…


by Daniel Pickett
August 19, 2010
   The Hasbro PR team sent out the following message out this morning regarding the SDCC exclusive versions of GI Joe’s Sgt. Slaughter: To the G.I. JOE fan community, The passion displayed since Comic-Con on fan-forums regarding the special edition Sgt. Slaughter figures has been truly remarkable.  It proves that there is a huge appetite…


by Daniel Pickett
August 12, 2010
"My favorite things in life (well, aside from my wife and family) are painting toy prototypes and eliminating the zombie scourge…" – Eddie Wires 1972-2010   I’m absolutely devastated at the news that I received this morning that my friend, pioneering prototype painter Ed Wires ("Eddie" to his friends), passed away last night of an…


by Daniel Pickett
July 9, 2010
Pittsburgh, — Orangestone Promotions, Inc., promoters of  the Steel City Con (http://www.steelcitycon.com) is celebrating 21 years as Pennsylvania’s Largest Toy, Comic Book and Pop Culture Convention this August 6-8, 2010 at the Monroeville Convention Center.   The celebrity guest list continues to build as Pittsburgh gets ready to host a national level show.  In addition to…


by Daniel Pickett
May 17, 2010
  I know.  You guys might think I’m really milking this 5th Anniversary thing, but this interview has actually been several weeks in the making.   I first proposed this interview to Mattel back in April when it was revealed that there would not be a JLU exclusive for San Diego Comic Con 2010.  Scott…


by Daniel Pickett
May 14, 2010
 The old saying goes, “If a door closes, a window opens.”  Well, Shocker Toys’ latest announcement is living proof of that adage.    The ‘Closed Door’:  Shocker’s Indie Spotlight Series One (The Maxx Series) is being retired.  Several big retailers like Hastings and Toys R Us have bought almost all of the entire remaining product…


by Daniel Pickett
April 16, 2010
Starro_Spores.jpg     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,…