Tag: General

 

by Daniel Pickett
October 18, 2006
October 18, 2006: Lake Balboa, CA – Today, John Schouweiler, the co-founder, owner, and CFO of SOTA Toys, announced the appointment of Guang Yang as the new CEO and Jackson Pornpitayalert as the Vice President of Sales and Marketing.    Both Guang and Jackson have had many years of experience in the collectable industry, each from…

 

by Daniel Pickett
October 18, 2006
CnCcast.jpg Live Action Video Sequences in Popular Gaming Franchise to Feature Major Hollywood Actors   REDWOOD CITY, Calif., October 18, 2006 – Electronic Arts (NASDAQ: ERTS) today announced that the highly-anticipated Command & Conquer 3 Tiberium Wars™ (C&C 3) game will feature an all-star celebrity line-up for its high-definition, live action video sequences from critically-acclaimed television…

 

by Daniel Pickett
October 17, 2006
MM13Alien.jpg From the DC Direct Newsletter:  Please note that the MARTIAN MANHUNTER 13" DELUXE COLLECTOR FIGURE (OCT060314) will come with two interchangeable heads, as pictured in the October Previews (Volume XVI #10). This item is scheduled to arrive in stores on May 23.  

 

by Daniel Pickett
October 17, 2006
SuncoastClosed.jpg Ok.. this is a weird one.  The Suncoast Video in the mall over by my work closed down about 6-8 months ago after that big announcement that they were scuttling over half the stores.   I was sad to see it go because they were one of the last, great alternative sources of specialty market action…

 

by Daniel Pickett
October 17, 2006
horsemen-header.jpg Voting rounds 1 and 2 chose the property and character to represent FANtastic Exclusive 2007. The victor? The 7th Kingdom’s Elephant Swordsman! Now in round 3, action figure enthusiasts will get the opportunity to choose the size and amount of articulation for the blade-wielding pachyderm in relation to last years’ FANtastic Exclusive champ, Xetheus: Champion…

 

by Daniel Pickett
October 17, 2006
TitansNoGo.jpg Please note that at this time, Bandai America will no longer offer new toys based on the Teen Titans property.  Bandai America is re-focusing its core strength in the boys’ category on some exciting new properties for 2007, including our recently announced acquisition Team Galaxy, which will begin airing on Cartoon Network this Fall. We…

 

by Daniel Pickett
October 17, 2006
Golden Tamagotchi Exclusive Golden Tamagotchi Not Available in Stores;   Fans Can Win One Via “Golden Month” Fan Celebration at Tamagotchi.com   (Cypress, CA – October 17, 2006) – For the first time in Tamagotchi history, Bandai America Inc. – inventor and pioneer of the worldwide “virtual pet” toy phenomenon – has designed and manufactured a special…

 

by Daniel Pickett
October 16, 2006
Diamond Select Toys & Collectibles LLC (DST) is excited to announce an exclusive limited Chrome Silver Surfer resin statue, inspired by Marvel’s recent Silver Surfer “Annihilation” storyline!  Only available through New York-based retailer Best Comics, this highly collectible statue is scheduled to debut this fall and will be limited to an edition size of only…

 

by Daniel Pickett
October 16, 2006
jerryseyesTN.jpg In 2000, a little toy company was founded by long time toy developer Jerry Macaluso and John Schouweiler.  With the objective of making the best toys in the collectible toy market, they named this company State of the Art Toys, or SOTA Toys.  SOTA’s commitment to that goal soon attracted some of the industry’s top…

 

by Daniel Pickett
October 16, 2006
FablesStatue.jpg DC Direct Solicitations for items arriving in June of 07 FABLES STATUE: BIGBY & SNOW white Designed by Mark Buckingham Sculpted by Jim Maddox This beautifully sculpted statue of Bigby Wolf and Snow White from Vertigo’s acclaimed FABLES series statue stands approximately 10.5” high x  8” wide x 9” deep (including base), includes a four-color…

 

by Daniel Pickett
October 16, 2006
DHHeroClix.jpg     October 16, 2006 (SEATTLE) — WizKids Inc. announced today the return of Dark Horse Comics to HeroClix® with the release of the seven-figure Dark Horse HeroClix Hellboy and the B.P.R.D Action Pack.  This windowed product, which features all-new sculpts and game play, will be released in March 2007.   Hellboy is the popular…

 

by Daniel Pickett
October 15, 2006
MLTools.jpg In the past I have shown you pictures of Marvel Legends prototypes, test shots and paint masters, but you’ve never seen what it takes to make a Marvel Legends figure. The picture to the right is of the steel tools it takes to make one Marvel Legends figure.  Every one of those boxes you see…

 

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