Tag: Mego

 

by Daniel Pickett
October 9, 2014
NYCC14DSTMegoWolv1 Today at the opening of NYCC 2014, Diamond Select Toys has revealed the next figure in their retro 8″ Marvel line – Wolverine!  This set, developed in conjunction with EMCE Toys, features the “missing mutant” that just missed being made into a Mego 8″ figure back in the late 70’s.  This set features a retro…

 

by Daniel Pickett
September 1, 2014
I hope all of you US listeners are enjoying the long holiday weekend.  I know I am.  Here we are at our alliteration episode, number 111… is it still alliteration if it’s with numbers and not letters? As we discuss in this episode we now live in a world with a 12th Doctor, and just…

 

by Daniel Pickett
August 29, 2014
FTCSFGleek1  Figures Toy Company is releasing the news of new line and figures through a variety of media.  Most recently they announced a DC Super Friends line on the “Electric Ballroom” radio show.  It looks like anther announcement is coming on Sunday via the same venue.  AND today they debut their (naked) Gleek figure.   Our…

 

by Daniel Pickett
August 22, 2014
Today Figures Toy Company announced 8 new limited edition Hero Team-Up 2-packs (9 if you count a packaging variant).   These are a great way to pick up some of your favorite 8″ retro heroes, including some past figures that had sold out already.    Four more two-packs just added! Batman Classic TV Series. Also shipping…

 

by Daniel Pickett
August 22, 2014
AlienEggBank1 The new issue of Previews is making its way to comic shops, and Diamond Select Toys has another diverse array of amazing merchandise in its pages! Pre-orders open today for ten new items, including banks, bottle openers, retro figures, Minimates and silicone trays, from license like Aliens, Batman, Buck Rogers, Godzilla, Kill Bill, Marvel, My…

 

by Daniel Pickett
August 7, 2014
Now through August 12 EntertainmentEarth.com is running a great sale on all lines of Figures Toy Co 8″ Retro lines.  Choose from DC Comics, KISS and more!   Click on the image below to be taken to the sale page.  

 

by Daniel Pickett
July 29, 2014
COMING SOON: Super Powers Action Figures With Fist Fighting Action. These action figures come with fist fighting action! One position allows for a karate chop when you hit the switch on the back of the figure, and the other position allows for both arms to punch.  Series 1 includes Superman, Green Arrow, Shazam & Aquaman….

 

by Daniel Pickett
July 20, 2014
July is a magic month for geeks like us.   There’s summer movies, new toys, and San Diego Comic Con.    So much goodness is happening for pop culture fans that we never need to go outside in the sun at all.   We will be heading out to the big show this week.  …

 

by Daniel Pickett
July 18, 2014
Lis_B9a Comic shops and online retailers around the world have been given a sneak peek at August’s Previews catalog from Diamond Comic Distributors, and now we’re giving you one, too! DST has several new items up for pre-order now, with release dates ranging from this fall to early 2015. Check out their newest Batman TV bust,…

 

by Daniel Pickett
July 18, 2014
  COMING SOON: Superman Retro 8 Inch Action Figures. Superman & Supergirl are exact replicas of the original action figures that were released by Mego. Mr. Mxyzptlk is also a replica, but is on the 6 inch teen body. Bizarro No. 1 is a Figures Toy Company original. These will be released in November  …

 

by Daniel Pickett
July 15, 2014
FTC88BatExBoxingBat1 Last week, on their Facebook page, Figures Toy Company revealed several new variants of their 1966 Batman classic TV line of figures that will be exclusives to certain outlets. This will all be episode specific costume variants.  Not all of the retailers have been announced as to which exclusive will be with.   These will be…

 

by Daniel Pickett
June 29, 2014
ScreenHunter_394 Jun. 29 21.14 The Action Figure Hall of Fame has been created to honor those toys who have stood the test of time and become part of the fabric of Pop Culture.  It seems fitting that 50 years after Hasbro introduced the first action figure, the G.I. Joe line,  we begin to recognize some of the greats and…

 

by Daniel Pickett
June 13, 2014
NECARetroMisfits1   HAPPY FRIDAY THE 13TH!! In honor of this highest of holy days we are proud to announce the next figure from #NECA to get the retro treatment – the new Misfits “The #Fiend” 8 inch clothed action figure!! The macabre mascot is instantly recognizable to fans around the world as the symbol of the band the Misfits, and we’ve…

 

by Daniel Pickett
June 13, 2014
BurningGodzilla1 It’s almost time for Comic-Con International in San Diego, and Diamond Select Toys will be hanging out at Booth 2607, showing off some cool new products and selling some amazingly cool toys! Check out the exclusives Diamond Select Toys, Diamond Comic Distributors, and various retailers around the show floor will be offering at SDCC! Godzilla…

 

by Daniel Pickett
June 6, 2014
NECA8SSRocky1 Get your retro fix with this brand new version of Rocky in his grey sweatsuit. This poseable 8″ figure is dressed in tailored fabric clothing similar to the retro toy lines that helped define the licensed action figure market in the 1970s.#Rocky is based on his iconic run through the streets of Philadelphia. He comes complete with…

 

by Daniel Pickett
May 14, 2014
JackRabbitSlimsPint1 It’s one of Diamond Select Toys’ biggest months ever, with new pre-orders open for 17 new products from DST! From the Amazing Spider-Man to a Zombie Yeti, there’s something for every type of fan in the DST section of the latest Previews catalog, with toys, collectibles and kitchenware from the worlds of movies, comics, cartoons…

 

by Daniel Pickett
May 9, 2014
spiderman-webwings1 We saw the announcement of this deal from Marvel a few weeks ago.  Here is the official press release from DST:   For years, Diamond Select Toys (DST) has been re-creating the classic 8-inch, cloth-costume action figures of the 1970s, but one line has received more requests than any other: the Marvel Comics characters from…

 

by Daniel Pickett
April 25, 2014
AFiSuper_Freddy1   Welcome to Action Figure Insider’s 9th Anniversary “Scoop Week!”  As has been the case for the past eight years, on the week of our anniversary of AFi’s launch,  we have a little something we like to call “Scoop Week” where we bring you a variety of exclusive news on all your favorite action figure, collectibles…

 

by Daniel Pickett
April 23, 2014
FTCSPFFSeries1 Figures Toy Company announced today a BIG one-two PUNCH!  And I mean that LITTERALLY as they are bringing back the old “fist fighting” action feature from the Mego days and applying it to their retro 8″ figures. To top that off the new FF Figures will be themed to tie into the 30th Anniversary of…

 

by Daniel Pickett
April 21, 2014
DSTRetroSmFig1 Big news today from Marvel and Diamond Select Toys with the announcement of both companies moving into the realm of making Mego-esque, 8″ retro, cloth costumed figures.   When I had originally heard the rumor of this it was just going to be costumes only.  I’m delighted to hear that it’s also full figures.   These will…

 

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