Tag: Target

 

by Daniel Pickett
February 11, 2014
FunkoLegGOTSnow1 New line of articulated action figures available now exclusively at Barnes & Noble stores nationwide LYNNWOOD, WA – February 11, 2014– Funko is excited to announce a new line of highly articulated action figures celebrating some of pop culture’s biggest franchises. The hit HBO® series Game of Thrones® will be the first license released in the…

 

by Daniel Pickett
January 12, 2014
CapAmTWSTargetDisp1 Right before the holidays we started to see a few items, mostly role-play, trickle into stores for Hasbro’s Captain America: The Winter Soldier line.   Now that the calendar has flipped to 2014 the figures are starting  to hit mass retail and on-line at places like BigBadToyStore, EntertainmentEarth and Amazon.com. This first wave has: Captain America,…

 

by Daniel Pickett
January 11, 2014
BatEG4inTargetDisplay1 As we start the new year and stores start re-setting their post-holiday aisles, more new products are hitting stores now.  As we saw at SDCC last year Mattel is thinking small when it comes to retail.  Smaller figures that is.   The “evergreen’ Batman line is shrinking from 5″ to 3.75” and Batman is bringing along…

 

by Daniel Pickett
December 30, 2013
MLCapAmWW2Ft While out and about this week I found one of the new figures from the new Marvel Legends Captain America themed wave at a local Target.   This is the WWII Captain America, which is the figure that comes without a piece of the Mandroid build-a-figure.   The packaging of this wave is a significant departure from…

 

by Daniel Pickett
December 15, 2013
IMG_5363 For the past several years Target stores have been offering up some fun new seasonal items for fans of pop culture as part of their seasonal resets and this year is no exception.  As a part of this, Target has done a seasonal aisle of toys, food, ornaments and sometimes even exclusive figures.   The toys…

 

by Daniel Pickett
November 29, 2013
ImagScarecrowPoison-Ivy All good things must come to an end.   And so we come to the end of our first ever Imaginext week.   I hope you have enjoyed these reveals as much as I have.   We’re going out with a big finish – an awesome pair of Bat villains! But first lets look at the final installment…

 

by Daniel Pickett
July 9, 2013
After a long “dry” spell of any new Star Wars product out of Hasbro I was surprised to walk into my local Target today and see the new Star Wars Mission Series 2-packs.   I found 3 of the 4 packs in the first wave.    I’m not sure if the price on the tag was accurate…

 

by Daniel Pickett
June 27, 2013
EmptyIM3-224x300.jpg Um… that’s NOT an action figure.      That’s an arm and some random loose pieces. Do you even look at these things when you take them back? Good luck with that. Love always, People with eyes and common sense 4 comments

 

by Daniel Pickett
June 18, 2013
Save the Day At Target With The Justice League Several weeks ago we posted the press release about Warner Brothers Consumer Products and Target teaming up to bring fans a wide range of DC Comics/Justice League themed product to Target stores this year.  At that time I don’t think any of us imagined just how much Justice League we would be getting, but it…

 

by Daniel Pickett
May 27, 2013
logo-500x3861.jpg Happy Memorial Day everyone. I hope you are having a nice long weekend while keeping in mind the sacrifice of those that served our country and gave us our freedoms. We’re back with another Monday and an all new episode. We get a little philosophical about “back in our day” in this episode and do…

 

by Daniel Pickett
May 27, 2013
IM3MightMugTarget1-1024x9461.jpg It’s always a difficult proposition to do anything having to to do with blindbox/blind bag at mass retail since there’s no one around to say “hey, don’t open that.”  This was the scene at my local Target over the weekend.

 

by Daniel Pickett
May 22, 2013
MOSNamekScreen1-500x274.png Here in So Cal I have been on a desperate hunt for Mattel’s 6″ Movie Masters line from “Man of Steel.”   Even though the on-shelf embargo date was back on April 28th, none of the local Target or Toy R Us stores that I have visited have put out ANY product, even though they have…

 

by Daniel Pickett
May 20, 2013
Summer collection inspired by exclusive visit to the DC Comics archives In a first-of-its-kind partnership, Target® Corp. (NYSE: TGT) and Warner Bros. Consumer Products, in partnership with DC Entertainment, have teamed up to introduce an extensive summer collection of exclusive Justice League merchandise. The summer collection was inspired by “DC Comics – The New 52”…

 

by Daniel Pickett
April 20, 2013
MattyAFiLogo.jpg Twice a month the gang from Mattel are kind enough to answer five questions from AFi readers.  The Mattel marketing and PR team, have replied with the answers to our latest round of questions that AFi readers have posted in our forums. Here is our latest round of questions and their answers: Q1. What retailers…

 

by Daniel Pickett
March 20, 2013
Lego1HobbitDVDBR-500x638.jpg Yesterday saw the DVD and Blu-Ray release of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.   As with most of these blockbuster releases there are multiple versions available (DVD, Blu-ray, 3-D, etc) with a variety of retailer exclusives.   One version that AFi readers might be interested in is the Target exclusive DVD + BLU-RAY + Ultraviolet combo pack…

 

by Daniel Pickett
March 15, 2013
MattyAFiLogo.jpg Twice a month the gang from Mattel are kind enough to answer five questions from AFi readers.  The Mattel marketing and PR team, have replied with the answers to our latest round of questions that AFi readers have posted in our forums.  There will not be a posting of answers on January 1st as Mattel…

 

by Daniel Pickett
November 17, 2012
Every year Target puts out an aisle of under $10 “stocking stuffer” type gifts and toys.   In the last few years they have also been getting some exclusives.  Most stores have done their resets now so we know what is available for 2012.  We knew there would be a 4″ “holiday” Batman figure, a sort…

 

by Daniel Pickett
September 15, 2012
Many Target stores have reset their flex area from “Back To School” to their new Halloween set up.  That means new toys and sometimes even exclusives.  There are several new collectibles in the display that toy fans might be interested in this year. Mattel has repainted one of their 4″ Dark Knight Rises Batman figures…

 

by Daniel Pickett
May 27, 2012
Just a reminder that today, Sunday May 27th is the street date for both Mattel’s ‘Dark Knight Rises line (as well as their Batman Power Attack line) and Hasbro’s The Amazing Spider-Man lines. Not all retailers have paid attention to the street date. Many TRU stores started putting product out earlier this week, while some…

 

by Daniel Pickett
May 13, 2012
TargetSign I can’t take credit for this and I don’t know where the original came from, but this was posted on a toy collecting Facebook group that I’m a member of.   At my local Target I could hang these on the Marvel Legends pegs that have been completely empty going on two months and the Star […]

 

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