Tag: Toy Fair 2012

 

by Daniel Pickett
March 22, 2012
Just prior to Toy Fair in February, rumors of a new Batman toy line started to emerge.  Then the week  before Toy Fair Warner Brothers confirmed the line in a single sentence in a press release describing what they would be showcasing at the annual trade show: Mattel also plans to introduce the evergreen Batman…

 

by Daniel Pickett
March 20, 2012
You saw a sneak peek of them at last month’s New York Toy Fair, but now the barn doors have been opened wide! Diamond Comics Distributors has opened up pre-orders for Diamond Select Toys’ first wave of Minimates based on the comic book The Walking Dead. Standing 2 inches tall, each 2-inch mini-figure sports 14…

 

by Daniel Pickett
March 19, 2012
You saw them at NY Toy Fair, but here are brand-new photos of the Hulk and Hawkeye from Diamond Select Toys’ Marvel Select action figure line! Based on Marvel’s Avengers movie, the figures were designed by Gentle Giant Studios from the likenesses of Jeremy Renner and Mark Ruffalo as they appear in the film. Both…

 

by Daniel Pickett
March 15, 2012
One of the biggest surprises at Toy Fair last month was Mattel’s ‘Back To The Future’ Hoverboard full scale prop replica.  The “prototype” at the Toy Fair show room was just a foam model to give people an idea of the scale and idea, but now Mattel has a better idea of where they are…

 

by Daniel Pickett
March 12, 2012
New York– Based on the iconic trading cards, Mars Attacks, that forever changed the face of science fiction. Mezco brings these Martians to life with this 8inch scale plush figure. The other-worldly creation features the Martian’s signature exposed oversized brain and bulbous eyes, along with the iconic green spacesuit. Revealed at the 2012 New York International…

 

by Daniel Pickett
March 7, 2012
BigBadToyStore.com sent out new solicitations today and it confirms something I was told at Toy Fair last month- that Bridge Direct’s new figures for the upcoming “Hobbit” movie would be in 2 scales: 3.75″ scale and 6″ scale.   Many fans have been speculating at the possible scale for this line since many of the Bridge…

 

by Daniel Pickett
February 24, 2012
Diamond Select Toys revealed a bunch of cool new licenses at New York Toy Fair, and one of the most awe-inducing reveals was the classic Halloween property Mad Monster Party! Based on the 1967 Rankin/Bass feature film, the movie featured all of the famous monsters in the studio’s classic stop-motion style, and so will the…

 

by Daniel Pickett
February 24, 2012
Diamond Select Toys New York Toy Fair 2012 Round-Up: Mobile Action Xtreme We’ve got another batch of pictures from the Diamond Select Toys booth at New York Toy Fair 2012 — and this time it’s Mobile Action Xtreme! The rescue-themed Minimates line is back for a third go-round, and this time it’s not Toys “R” Us exclusive — that’s right, MAX is going nationwide! In addition to…

 

by Daniel Pickett
February 21, 2012
New York Toy Fair is over, and the Diamond Select Toys booth was a whirlwind of activity the whole time, thanks to a bunch of cool new license announcements, as well as some great reveals from their existing lines. Since the show isn’t open to the public, Diamond Select was nice enough to send over…

 

by Daniel Pickett
February 21, 2012
Our friend and AFi reader Greg Schmidt is an editor at the New York Times, and every so often he’s able to write an article about the toy and comic book industry (you can see some of his past articles here). Just this past week coming out of Toy Fair 2012 he was able to…

 

by Daniel Pickett
February 20, 2012
Happy Presidents Day All!  Today we have a jumbo sized episode as we finish up our Toy Fair 2012 discussion and interviews.  Seriously… this episode ended up like 90 minutes. (I blame Jason.) We do our regular weekly discussion on the geek topics of the week.  We talk about our impressions of what we saw…

 

by Daniel Pickett
February 16, 2012
MPH_60th_Birthday-150x150.jpg Everyone’s Favorite Tater Commemorates 60 Spud-tastic Years as a Pop Culture Icon PAWTUCKET, R.I.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–This year, Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAS) will mark the 60th anniversary of the Company’s official “spokes spud,” the MR. POTATO HEAD character. A classic rite of passage for most preschoolers, the MR. POTATO HEADtoy is one of Hasbro’s most cherished characters…

 

by Daniel Pickett
February 16, 2012
MattyAFiLogo-150x1501.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. If you have post-Toy Fair questions make sure to post them in the thread for…

 

by Daniel Pickett
February 16, 2012
“Generation App” … “Glowing Wild” … “Little Learners” … “Save ‘n’ Splurge” Among Key Trends NEW YORK, Feb. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — A slate of hot new toy trends for 2012 that keep pace with advancements in the tech world, mirror societal trends and aim to produce well-rounded, lifelong learners were unveiled today by the…

 

by Daniel Pickett
February 15, 2012
MEGA BRANDS UNVEIL MEGA BLOKS POWER RANGERS SUPER SAMURAI FOR 2012 MONTREAL/NEW YORK – February 15, 2012 – MEGA Brands Inc. (TSX: MB) unveiled its exciting new line-up of Mega Bloks Power Rangers construction toys at the 2012 American International Toy Fair in New York City. The Mega Bloks Power Rangers Super Samurai line, which…

 

by Daniel Pickett
February 15, 2012
TF12Tetris3-150x150.jpg More popular than ever, the TETRIS® brand continues its merchandise expansion   New York, NY – February 13, 2012 – The Tetris Company, LLC, the exclusive licensor of the TETRIS® brand, and its merchandising agent, Licensing Works! ®, today announced several new TETRIS themed products debuting at Toy Fair. The Tetris Company’s licensees Techno Source,…

 

by Daniel Pickett
February 13, 2012
It’s our special Toy Fair episode!   So, we do things a little different this time.  Half the episode is Daniel and Jason chatting as normal and the other half is Daniel’s first round of Toy Fair interviews. First up Daniel and Jason discuss what viable licenses are still out there that they would like to…

 

by Daniel Pickett
February 13, 2012
20120213-183513.jpg Bandai showed off the latest entries in their ‘Thundercats’ line as well as their Godzilla regular line and new ‘Tokyo Vinyl’ line.

 

by Daniel Pickett
February 13, 2012
While we were at our NECA appointment today a shelf collapsed and all of the ‘Rocky’ 2-up prototypes hit the floor. Here NECA’s Randy Falk gets the glue gun and makes things right again.

 

by Daniel Pickett
February 12, 2012
DHDTF12Statue-150x150.jpg MILWAUKIE, OR, February 10—Artist and designer Camilla d’Errico is exploding across the pop-culture landscape. Her paintings, comics, apparel, toys, and licensed merchandise items are found in trendsetting venues worldwide, and her unique art style sets these items apart from the crowd. Dark Horse Deluxe, a division of Dark Horse Comics, announces the latest step forward…

 

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