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by Daniel Pickett
November 2, 2006
misers_set2.jpg Harmony, PA (November 2, 2006): Online retailer Time and Space Toys has teamed with collectibles manufacturer NECA to sell hanging figures from the Rankin/Bass classic holiday TV special, The Year Without a Santa Claus. The figures, one each of the popular weather controlling (and often feuding) brothers, Heat Miser and Snow Miser, are two to…

 

by Daniel Pickett
November 2, 2006
Pop Culture Event Tour Prepares for Continued Success with Altered Schedule 2008 Schedule  Congers, NY (November 1, 2006) – Wizard Conventions today announced its schedule for the 2007 and 2008 Wizard World conventions, the country’s foremost touring events for pop culture and comic books. The 2007 Wizard World schedule will mirror that of 2006, which…

 

by Jeff Cope
October 31, 2006
gt_rp2_chad.jpg Action Figures based on sports are nothing new. Back in the late 1980s Kenner Products introduced Starting Lineups. They were pretty cool for the time. They made heavy reuse of body molds, had limited articulation and were very pre-posed. All these factored into why I never got into collecting them. I’ve got one..and it’s one…

 

by Ryan "TheSuperfly" Prast
October 31, 2006
KFED.jpg  Every Halloween we all get dressed-up, act like fools and steal candy from neighborhood kids when they come to the door. But does everyone know the history behind the holiday?    The origin of Halloween dates back 2,000 years to the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain (pronounced sow-in).  While most dictionaries of Celtic Languages don’t…

 

by Daniel Pickett
October 31, 2006
office-space-1.jpg Diamond Select Toys & Collectibles, LLC (DST) is pleased to announce its signing of the license for Twentieth Century Fox’s 1999 movie Office Space.  Under the terms of the license, DST is able to produce a wide range of collectibles from the classic workplace comedy created by Mike Judge (King of the Hill, Beavis and…

 

by Daniel Pickett
October 31, 2006
DireWraith.jpg Waaaaay back in 1979, Parker Brothers took a chance on a new property/invention and decided to break away from just making board games and dip their toe into boys toys and action figures.  That venture was ROM: The Space Knight. Marvel Comics also picked up the property for a 75 issue run written by Bill…

 

by Daniel Pickett
October 27, 2006
lost.jpg TEMPE, Ariz., Oct. 26, 2006 – On Monday, November 6 from 3-5PM at the Toys R Us in Times Square in New York City, LOST TV star Jorge Garcia, McFarlane Toys creative force and Spawn creator Todd McFarlane and LOST Executive Producer Bryan Burk will be signing autographs and greeting customers that purchase the new…

 

by Daniel Pickett
October 27, 2006
CA_HOF_Induction.jpg Captain Action, the Original Super Hero Action Figure, was honored amongst his peers on October 14th at the Toy and Action Figure Museum in Pauls Valley, Oklahoma. The iconic toy of the 60’s is beloved by a legion of fans, ranging from nostalgic "40-somethings" to comic fans and character collectors. Captain Action was the brainchild…

 

by Daniel Pickett
October 27, 2006
Toy, Model and Film Expo in Meadowlands NJ October 27th – 29th, 2006   Shocker Toys will be attending the Chiller Theatre show in New Jersey  Oct. 27-29. We’ll be located at a booth in the dealers room equipped with the last few Beefcake GWAR exclusives and the usual Shockini suspects. Drop by and discuss…

 

by Daniel Pickett
October 26, 2006
KidRobot has in stock their new limited vinyl figure based on the Gorillaz band -2D, Murdoc, Russel, and Noodle- as they appear on their latest album, Demon Days.  This is a departure from how they appeared when the first set was released last year, and these new figures are only 6"-8" tall, where the previous…

 

by Daniel Pickett
October 26, 2006
N.S.E.C.T. New Robotic Insectoid Joins Tyco® R/C’s Cyber Menagerie EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (October 26, 2006) – Fast on the heels of last year’s smash-hit, Toy Industry Association’s “Boy Toy of the Year" the Shell Shocker™ creature, Mattel, Inc. (NYSE:MAT) today announced the latest Tyco® R/C creation to emerge from its top secret labs – N.S.E.C.T.™ –…

 

by Daniel Pickett
October 26, 2006
gorillaz1.jpg Here’s a cool, one of a kind little item I thought you guys would dig. As you may recall Kid Robot did an extremely limited  run of vinyl figures based on Jamie Hewlett’s designs for the "animated" personas of the band the "Gorillaz."       Many fans salivated over these, but a lot couldn’t justify…

 

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