Tag: Marvel

 

by Daniel Pickett
April 7, 2008
This just in from Diamond Select Toys: Though it’s true that Captain America has had better years, it’s finally starting to look up for the patriotic legend. Sure he was forced to go on the run from the authorities, adopt a fake identity and fight his former friends. No problem that he was arrested and…

 

by Daniel Pickett
April 7, 2008
If you love custom figure like I do then you won’t want to miss Custom Con 19, running all week long over on RTM.  If you are not familiar with the long runnig tradition of Custom Con it is a faux-Toy Fair, wishfull thinking showcase of great custom figures.   Check out day one here, and…

 

by Daniel Pickett
March 28, 2008
This just in from Diamond Select Toys:  Marvel Minimates Series 19 and 20 delivered core members of the Avengers, X-Men and Spider-Man casts and increased the number of Marvel Minimates released to over 150.  Not to be outdone in 2008, we have the next waves of two-inch block figures ready to knock your socks off!…

 

by Daniel Pickett
March 21, 2008
On Saturday I spent a few hours wandering around Wizard World LA.  It’s still a very small show, so it was a perfect time to introduce my daughter to the world of comic book conventions.  She even went in costume!   We ran into a few special folks, such as Aaron Douglas aka Chief Tyrol…

 

by Daniel Pickett
March 12, 2008
Wizard World Los Angeles announced that Kotobukiya, Japan’s number one collector toy company, will be hosting a special panel at 11 a.m. this Saturday (March 15) in Room 304, showcasing an exciting new line of statues. The panel, to be presented by Kotobukiya’s Frank Supiot and moderated by ToyFare Editor Zach Oat, promises to give…

 

by Daniel Pickett
March 12, 2008
I was in the mall tonight and stopped by the little mom and pop toy store that always has some fun bootleg items.  I came across this:   Ya know… I think I would have enjoyed Spider-man3 more if they had replaced the emo dance number with footage of Spider-man riding around New York on…

 

by Daniel Pickett
March 11, 2008
  According to Universal Studios, the first trailer for the upcoming "Incredible Hulk" movie will be attached to Doomsday, in theaters this Friday March 14th.   Check your local listings for information and show times.   

 

by Daniel Pickett
February 11, 2008
SpikeTV online has posted Episode 1 of "The Team", a new animated show starring none other than Jesse Falcon, of UCB’s Mother: The Soundtrack and Marvel Toys fame! In this episode: A ninja ambush convinces the Wolf to rejoin the Team.   Jesse is the voice of Wolf. And… just to be on the safe side…

 

by Daniel Pickett
February 6, 2008
Famed toy designer, sculptor and super nice guy David Cortes is going to be featured on the nationally syndicated TV show LatiNation TV in over 100 markets this weekend.   Dave’s resume includes a lot of the Marvel Legends line for Toy Biz/Marvel Toys and  a lot of work for Mezco including the Hellboy figures based…

 

by Daniel Pickett
February 1, 2008
This year’s Toy Fair will be celebrated online at SideshowCollectibles.com, from February 17th-20th! This year they are doing things a bit different, as they will not be physically attending the annual Fair in New York, which is only open to industry members and press. Thus, the online celebration is the only way to stay on…

 

by Daniel Pickett
February 1, 2008
MiniMates news from the latest DST E-Spectrum  Mirror, Mirror on the Wall… The best-selling Star Trek Minimates make their first box set appearance with this limited "Mirror, Mirror" collection containing the evil versions of your favorite Star Trek characters. Featuring the crew in their Mirror Universe attire, this set includes the warped Captain Kirk, the…

 

by Daniel Pickett
January 31, 2008
Hasbro has opened a special "Hall of Armors" site for their upcoming Iron Man Movie product.   So far, they have revealed the Mark I-III versions of the armor, and will continue revealing more figures in the coming weeks.  You can also check out some CG Iron Man videos and get the latest Hasbro Iron…

 

by Daniel Pickett
January 17, 2008
AFI would like to wish our old friend Jesse Falcon an VERY happy Birthday today.   I attribute a lot of my success at this "Toy Journalism" thing to Jesse.  He gave me my very first scoop back when I was first starting out, and he’s been a great friend ever since.   Have a great…

 

by Daniel Pickett
January 16, 2008
Big news over at the Mego Museum!  When Mego Collector Bruce Zalkin was contacted by a former Mego employee interested in selling a collection gathered during their days at Mego it was the FIND of a lifetime. The find contained product samples from Mego’s1974 Toy Fair exhibit including original package mock-ups,factory production samples and a…

 

by Daniel Pickett
December 30, 2007
As most of you have read, I’m currently back in Oklahoma celebrating the  holidays with my family and old friends. Once again I have access to Walmarts (which are few and far between in the Los Angeles area) and several Targets… and I have to tell you, I’m having MUCH better luck finding stuff here…

 

by Daniel Pickett
December 5, 2007
Diamond Select Toys & Collectibles is excited to announce the limited edition Premiere Collection Storm Statue!  Only available through stores who attended the 2007 Diamond Select Toys Retailer Conference, these highly collectible pieces are scheduled to ship in early 2008and will be limited to an edition size of only 600 pieces worldwide! A mutant of…

 

by Daniel Pickett
November 29, 2007
Iron Man is the Second Release for Upper Deck’s New SubCasts(tm) Line  CARLSBAD, Calif. (November 8, 2007) – Riding the wave of momentum generated by Upper Deck’s first successful SubCasts(tm) launch (Spider-Man), the industry pioneer announces the upcoming release of its next SubCasts(tm) figure: Iron Man! "Being fans of the designer toy movement, Upper Deck…

 

by Daniel Pickett
November 19, 2007
From the pages of the Incredible Hulk comes this Marvel Select action figure featuring the jade giant himself!  This massive eight-inch behemoth may have finished his rampage through the Marvel Universe,but that’s just the tip of the iceberg for Bruce Banner! With over 14points of articulation and a World War Hulk rubble-filled base, not even…

 

by Daniel Pickett
October 25, 2007
dc-logo October 25, 2007 (SEATTLE) — WizKids Inc. announces a pre-release for Marvel HeroClix®: Mutations and Monsters scheduled on November 17, 2007, at select WizKids registered venues!  HeroClix fans can see and play the Mutations and Monsters set before it releases to the general public on November 21, 2007! Mutations and Monsters features 60 new and…

 

by Daniel Pickett
September 18, 2007
Last week Diamond Select released news that Thor would be joining the ranks of the Marvel Select line, but that wasn’t enough for the Asgardian God of Thunder!  Taken from the legendary J. Michael Straczynski’s new Thor series, this Marvel mainstay is ready to make his triumphant debut! The Mighty Thor sports the new chain-mail…

 

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