Tag: Mattel

 

by Daniel Pickett
January 8, 2008
Mattel has provided us with carded images of the new  heroes in The Batman line.  Shipping right now to stores are Green Lantern and Hawkman.  These were mostly found at Targets and Wal-Marts around the holidays.    And coming right behind them are The Flash, Martian Manhunter and Superman.  We were told these were coming…

 

by Daniel Pickett
January 3, 2008
Mattel has given us the exclusive first look at the Wave III Variants for their new DC Universe Classics line.   Fans will now have the opportunity to get Deathstroke aka Slade Wilson unmasked and Sinestro in his recent SINESTRO CORPS uniform.  The gang over at Toy Fare broke the first pictures of this wave, and…

 

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 23, 2007
In this amazing new feature our pal SpyMagician makes things personal!  He takes us step by step on how he turned a 1/64th scale version of his own car into a happy, smiling version of his Scion that fits in perfectly with Mattel and Disney/Pixar’s CARS line.   Click here to check out the feature. 

 

by Daniel Pickett
November 21, 2007
The 10" line of the JLU figures has been a bit of an underdog.  Many of them have been difficult to find, and that difficulty seems to increase with each passing season.  A few of the early figures and core characters have been re-released enough times to be fairly common.   Toys R Us keeps…

 

by Daniel Pickett
November 16, 2007
EL SEGUNDO, Calif., November 16, 2007 – Mattel, Inc. [NYSE:MAT] announced today that the Mattel Board of Directors has approved an increase in the company’s common stock annual dividend for 2007 to seventy-five cents per share. The previous annual dividend rate was sixty-five cents per share. The dividend is payable on December 14, 2007 to…

 

by Daniel Pickett
November 9, 2007
ANSWERS   While we continue to hammer out the forum issues let’s take a look at the newest batch of answers to your questions from our good friends at Mattel.   Keep sending in your questions for Mattel to: julius@actionfigureinsider.com.   The next round of questions are due by midnight Nov. 14th.   Let’s get to…

 

by Daniel Pickett
October 22, 2007
Mattel has sent us information on a very special auction of a CARS product diorama being auctioned off for the annual Children Affected by AIDS Foundation "4 kids" event . CAAF is an organization that raises money for children affected by AIDS. Every year Mattel donates several one-of-a-kind toy to be auctioned off. This year…

 

by Daniel Pickett
October 19, 2007
I’m starting to feel like the announcer guy from the Price is Right for as many times recently that I’ve announced "A New CAR!"… except I’m always talking about the Mattel line based on the Disney/Pixar film CARS.    The Wal-Mart Wave The Wal-Mart waves that we saw at Comic Con are now shipping to…

 

by Daniel Pickett
October 9, 2007
To celebrate the 40th anniversary of Hot Wheels® cars, Wal-Mart is introducing special Hot Wheels™ T-shirts as well as a retro-inspired Hot Wheels™ Super Rally Car Case, available in limited quantities beginning the first week in October. The 40th Anniversary T-shirts feature the classic Hot Wheels™ logo and are available in blue or black. Each…

 

by Daniel Pickett
September 26, 2007
The First Game to Merge the Vinyl Toy Trend with the World of Computer Gaming to Deliver an Entirely New Interactive Play Experience for Tweens EL SEGUNDO, Calif. – September 26, 2007 – Mattel Inc.’s Radica:® brings its innovation and creative use of technology to the forefront of the marketplace with the introduction of U.B….

 

by Daniel Pickett
September 7, 2007
We now have a full feature up on this highly anticipated boxed set.  Grodd is painted correctly, the Red Hood’s vac-metalized dome is great, and you shouldn’t be reading here!  You should go now and check out the full feature over in the features section!   Thank you again to Mattel for allowing us this…

 

by Daniel Pickett
September 6, 2007
Check out my new blog for a look at the next waves of upcoming CARS product.  Mattel gives us a sneak peek at some recent and upcoming CARS single and two packs.   Either click on the blog link on the right to see more or click the image of Dale Jr. to see the…

 

by Daniel Pickett
September 5, 2007
CARS-  Mattel’s most addicting line. As you have seen from our Comic Con coverage there is a whole FLEET of new cars coming from Mattel’s Disney/Pixar Cars line. Wal-mart exclusives, boxed sets and a WHOLE LOT MORE are coming our way. Out here in LA it looks like most retailers have panicked over the "Sarge"…

 

by Daniel Pickett
September 5, 2007
EL SEGUNDO, Calif., September 4, 2007 – Mattel, Inc. announced today that, as a result of the company’s ongoing investigation of its toys manufactured by vendors in China, the company has voluntarily recalled 11 toys globally, including eight pet and furniture playsets sold under the Barbie® brand and three Fisher-Price® toys, due to impermissible levels…

 

by Daniel Pickett
August 29, 2007
MATTEL’S FAMOUS DIE-CAST BRAND TAKES CENTER STAGE AT THE 2007 SEMA SHOW As Hot Wheels® Gears Up for Its 40th Anniversary, the Automotive Industry Celebrates Its Enthusiasm for the World’s Largest Car Manufacturer EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (August 27, 2007) – Hot Wheels® today announced its partnership with the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) for the…

 

by Daniel Pickett
August 28, 2007
EL SEGUNDO, Calif., August 28, 2007 – Mattel, Inc. [NYSE:MAT] announced today that the Mattel Board of Directors has authorized the company to increase its previously announced share repurchase program by an additional $500 million. Repurchases will take place from time to time, depending on market conditions. The share repurchase program is one component of…

 

by Daniel Pickett
August 17, 2007
Mattel issues information to correct inaccurate reports Mattel advises consumers to not return products to retailers STEPS TO RETURN A MATTEL TOY THAT IS AFFECTED BY THE AUGUST RECALLS, ANNOUNCED IN COOPERATION WITH THE U.S. CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION: 1) The first step is for consumers to determine if they have a toy that has…

 

by Daniel Pickett
August 14, 2007
One product recalled for impermissible levels of lead November 2006 magnet recall expanded EL SEGUNDO, Calif., August 14, 2007 – Mattel, Inc. announced today that the company has voluntarily recalled one toy from the “CARS” die-cast vehicle line (“Sarge” character), manufactured between May 2007 and July 2007, containing impermissible levels of lead. The recalled vehicles…

 

by Daniel Pickett
August 10, 2007
Here are the images of the 2nd wave of Mattel’s DC Classics line shot by our own Jeff Cope.       Aquaman and variant     Superman Blue and Superman Red Weighted 50/50 in each case      Firestorm and variant (Ronnie/Classic Firestorm is the variant according to the Mattel slideshow)     Harley…

 

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