Tag: Toy Fair

 

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
“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
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 11, 2012
Here we are on the official Toy Fair Eve and the pre-Toy Fair news continues to roll in! Jason Labowitz of BifBangPow was on the Sirius XM radio program MyGeekTime yesterday and they tweeted this picture of the prototype of their new 8″ Retro Battlestar Galactica Cylon. We’ll have more coverage of new BifBangPow Toy…

 

by Daniel Pickett
February 9, 2012
Hasbro put out a press release today highlighting all of the brands they will be showcasing at their showroom at Toy Fair 2012.   There’s a lot of information provided below, some that will appeal to AFi readers, some that won’t.   Their brands are listed in alphabetical order so you can scan the list for your…

 

by Daniel Pickett
February 9, 2012
Burbank, CA. – February 9, 2012 – DC Direct, the exclusive collectibles division of DC Entertainment, announced today an extensive line-up of new collectibles based on flagship publishing and film initiatives. Leading into New York Toy Fair, DC Direct unveiled two new collectible statues based on character art from the recently announced BEFORE WATCHMEN, a…

 

by Daniel Pickett
February 9, 2012
Leading comics publisher Zenescope Entertainment has teamed up with award-winning sculptor Clayburn Moore and The CS Moore Studio Ltd to bring Zenescope’s popular titles and characters to life with several new action figure lines! Retailers, distributors and press can preview the lines in person at the Zenescope Entertainment booth #4920 at the American International Toy…

 

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