Tag: Mattel

 

by Daniel Pickett
January 2, 2015
MattelFPBestStart1 EAST AURORA, N.Y., Jan. 2, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Fisher-Price, Inc., one of the world’s leading infant and preschool toy manufacturers and a subsidiary of Mattel, Inc., today released a short film entitled Wishes for Baby, marking the official launch of the Best Possible Start marketing campaign. Directed by award-winning documentarian Patrick Creadon, and filmed with real…

 

by Daniel Pickett
January 2, 2015
— Partnership with No Kid Hungry® to Help End Childhood Hunger— MIDDLETON, Wis.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– American Girl is mixing up fun for millions of girls today with the debut of Grace Thomas™, the 2015 Girl of the Year™! Grace, an avid baker with an entrepreneurial spirit, is motivated to follow her dream of starting a baking…

 

by Daniel Pickett
December 29, 2014
MatDCMulti66Batman1  Back in November we broke the news of a potential 1966  Batman in Mattel’s DC Multiver 4″ line.   At that time we were able to get confirmation from the Mattel retail side that something was coming… we just didn’t know what at that time.   Our speculation was that the figure wouldn’t be a…

 

by Daniel Pickett
December 23, 2014
mattel2014HolidayCard Poor He-Man.    Despite being an in-house I.P. and making millions for the company over his 30 year history he STILL doesn’t have the pull necessary to be included in Mattel’s 2014 Holiday E-Card that was sent out today.    All the other Mattel greats are there: Hot Wheels? – CHECK! Barbie? – CHECK! Fisher Price?…

 

by Daniel Pickett
December 23, 2014
GGHoli14GrootSet1 Our friends over at GentleGiant Ltd./3D Systems have given us the opportunity to reveal their 2014 Holiday Item – The Holiday Potted Groot statue. As of this writing this statue has not been announced by Gentle Giant so even I don’t know all of the particulars, but I DID buy one of their holiday items…

 

by Daniel Pickett
December 22, 2014
DHArtOHeManLimitedEd1 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Milwaukie, OR – Just in time for fans’ holiday wish lists, Dark Horse and Mattel announce that the biggest art book of 2015 – The Art of He-Man and the Masters of the Universe – will receive a limited edition release. Restricted to 4,000 copies, The Art of He-Man and the Masters…

 

by Daniel Pickett
December 19, 2014
SNJakksAnnounce1 Ever since we broke the news of Scott Neitlich aka ToyGuru leaving Mattel back in October I have had a ton of folks ask me where he was going and what was his new gig. We wanted to let him get his legs under him at his new job and settle in… and get his…

 

by Daniel Pickett
December 16, 2014
DCSCDoomsdayUnleashFight1 I’ve had quite a few fans reach out and ask if I had heard any updates from Mattel on the shipping of the Doomsday Unleashed DCUC figure from MattyCollector.   As you will recall the Doomsday Unleashed went on sale back in November as part of the MattyCollector.com BlackFriday/Cyber Monday sales.    Then on December 1st Mattel…

 

by Daniel Pickett
December 8, 2014
We can hardly believe that it’s been 3 years since we first launched the Geek Shall Inherit podcast, but the numbers… and dates don’t lie. It was 3 years ago THIS WEEK that we launched the Geek Shall Inherit podcast with episode one, and we have been talking pop culture ever since! True to form,…

 

by Daniel Pickett
December 3, 2014
MattelTent14pic1 It’s that time of year again! Once a year, at Mattel’s  headquarters in El Segundo, they hold their annual holiday tent sale.  This sale typically runs from Halloween until just before Christmas around the corner from their main building in an adjacent parking lot.   The sale is primarily made up of bulk overstock toy of…

 

by Daniel Pickett
December 3, 2014
MOTUMinis2015pic2 Yesterday, on their official Facebook page, MattyCollector.com updated fans on the fate of the MOTU Minis:   MOTU Minis Update: These little guys had a big task and we’re sorry to say we didn’t reach our goal for the 2015 MOTU Minis subscription. We’d like to say a HUGE thank you to all the fans…

 

by Daniel Pickett
December 2, 2014
Honda14Skeltor As we told you about last month, Honda is really pulling on the nostalgia strings for kids of the 1980’s with the focus on classic toys in their 2014 Happy Honda Days ad campaign. Skeletor, Strawberry Shortcake, Jem, Gumby, Little People, Stretch Armstrong and G.I. Joe all make appearances in the original grouping of commercials….

 

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