Tag: toys

 

by Daniel Pickett
June 23, 2008
Get ready for a Cylon invasion at this July’s San Diego Comic Con because Diamond Select Toys has unveiled plans for an exclusive "Valley of Darkness" Cylon Centurion!  Based on the bloody second season episode, these nonstop murderous machines are sure to make a killing! Only available at the Diamond Select Toys booth (#2607) during…

 

by Daniel Pickett
June 18, 2008
UFC fighters at  launch event hosted by Randy  Couture     Markham, ON, Canada – Round 5,  manufacturer of North America ’s first official MMA collectable  figures, announced the line up  for Series 2 of their Champion s Line at a UFC celebrity  studded launch  event in Toronto, Canada.  The  event took place in the home  town of Round 5’s head office  and was  sponsored by Yahoo! Canada ,  featuring guest appearances  by UFC Heavyweight Champion,   Randy “The  Natural” Couture, and Former  Lightweight Champion Sean  “The Muscle Shark” Sherk, and  hosted by  marketing firm Pressure  Creative + Design.      “We wanted to bring Sean up  for the announcement as the  first fighter signed to  Series 2”, commented  Damon Lau, President of Round  5.  Lau also noted,  “Coming  off a big fight with BJ Penn  the previous  weekend, brings lots of  exposure to Sean Sherk’s  brand and was the perfect  vehicle to announce the  rest of the line up.” Also  announced for series two were  current UFC middleweight  champion Anderson  “The Spider” Silva, and former  UFC middleweight champion,  Rich “Ace” Franklin.       The Champions Series 2 MMA  collectable figures will be  available in Fall of 2008.   Series 1 collectables  are currently available in  Canada at Toys R’ Us, in the  US at KB Toy Stores, FYE and…

 

by Daniel Pickett
June 18, 2008
Yamato USA Presents the Fantasy Figure Gallery, Resin Quality Figures at PVC Prices  TORRANCE, CA, June 17, 2008.  Imagine.  Imagine your own personal gallery filled with the works of legendary fantasy artists brought to full, three-dimensional life by the world’s finest sculptors.  Imagine your fingers passing over the delicate details of each piece, marveling at…

 

by Jason "ToyOtter" Geyer
June 16, 2008
Mattel just shot over an exclusive first look at the packaging for the relaunching JLU line that will be hitting Target stores later this year.   I love that they are now labled "Fan Collection"  ’nuff said. Thanks, Mattel! Shown is an example of the single carded figure and the 3-packs. Click on thumbnails for bigger images. 

 

by Daniel Pickett
June 16, 2008
Fans of DST’s Marvel Minimate universe will be pleased to learn that the next assortments of their favorite super heroes are heading their way later this year!  Series 23 and 24 will feature all-new characters, villains and costumes, making these assortments a must-have for any Marvel fan! Series 23 will contain several two-packs featuring characters…

 

by Daniel Pickett
June 10, 2008
As excited as the Four Horsemen are with the release of their latest Seventh Kingdom inspired FANtastic Exclusive  action figure, "The Chalice of Guudenuph", they regretfully have to announce that the most recently planned release date of "the Chalice" will have to be postponed by a little more than a week. The powerhouse of a…

 

by Daniel Pickett
June 9, 2008
Shocker unleashes another exclusive 3" vinyl figure this summer MTV’s The Maxx Available only at San Diego Comic Con booth# 3849, 3948 this summer July  23-27th, MTV’s The Maxx mini is a runner up to a new Indie Spotlight  mini vinyl toy line. This all-new line will feature fully painted  vinyl action figures of the…

 

by Daniel Pickett
June 9, 2008
  LATEST ARRIVALS:   Heroes: Series 1   Gears of War: Series 1   The Ramones: 7" Joey Ramone Figure   DC Direct: The New Gods                 New Teen Titans                 Smallville Series 2                 13" Bizarro Collector Figure                 13" Green Arrow Collector Figure                 The Killing Joke Box Set                 McFarlane Toys: Elvis –…

 

by Jason "ToyOtter" Geyer
June 9, 2008
Before I post about more unseen Star Wars stuff, I thought I’d do a bit of follow-up to some that I’ve already shown. One of our biggest heartbreaks in designing stuff for Phantom Menace promotions was getting all the way to prototype on a big Jabba the Hutt beanbag, but having it rejected for cost/size…

 

by Daniel Pickett
June 5, 2008
Mattel has sent us some great images of all of their SDCC 2008 exclusive offerings.   Masters of The Universe King Grayskull King Grayskull will be available in his standard colors as well as a chase version showing him as a statue as Adam first encountered him.       DC Universe Classics LOBO with…

 

by Daniel Pickett
May 29, 2008
Save UP TO 75 PERCENT! Starting Friday May 30th at 10:00am Mountain time, McFarlane Toys will be having a warehouse moving sale – and retail prices on literally everything will be significantly reduced! Prices as low as $1.50 – or savings up to 75 percent – on Spawn, dragons, 3-D Wall Art, sports and MUCH…

 

by Daniel Pickett
May 29, 2008
North Hills, CA, May 28, 2008 – Imperial Toy, a leading manufacturer of licensed and proprietary bubbles & novelties, and Marvel Entertainment, Inc., a global character-based entertainment licensing company, announced today a multi-year licensing deal. Imperial will launch an extensive line of seasonal and novelty products based on Marvel’s most popular Super Heroes, including The…

 

by Daniel Pickett
May 20, 2008
After unveiling the incredible line of WATCHMEN MOVIE products at the New York Comic Con and online at EW.com, DC Direct solicits the first wave of products inspired by the upcoming movie in this month’s Previews.   Get ready for a three-month WATCHMEN MOVIE product extravaganza, beginning with items solicited in the June Previews for…

 

by Daniel Pickett
May 19, 2008
ACTION FIGURES   JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA SERIES 3 ACTION FIGURES Designed by Ed Benes It’s here – the third series based on the popular DC Comics series, JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA, written by New York Times best-selling author Brad Meltzer and illustrated by Ed Benes! Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, The Flash and Geo-Force are…

 

by Daniel Pickett
May 15, 2008
As we enter the home stretch toward SDCC 08 our pal Toy Guru from Mattel updates us on the answers to our  burning questions that AFI readers have posted in our forums:     Q1. Will there be any variations on the SDCC exclusives (Like clear Man-Bat or slimy Grundy) A: King Grayskull will be…

 

by Erik "Superfriend" Skov
May 10, 2008
As a second look at HeroClix, lets take a closer look at one of the pieces I played last night, Dr. Mid-Nite – the Experienced version.  Up until about a year ago, there were 3 versions of most characters made, to show progression throughout the characters long history: Rookie, Experienced, and Veteran.  So, lets start with…

 

by Daniel Pickett
May 8, 2008
The LEGO Group and Toysrus.com want you to help pick one of the new Star Wars products for 2009. Go to www.Toysrus.com/LegoStarWarsVote from May 10 at 12:01 am to May 18 at 11:59 pm to vote for one of three classic Star Wars scenes that you’d like to see transformed into a LEGO set. Results…

 

by Daniel Pickett
May 5, 2008
I was in a local Target over the weekend, looking at the new Indiana Jones figures, giggling at the TERRIBLE Hulk figures and wondering why the Dark Knight figures are at any of the Targets in town, and I came across this:     This picture is untouched and I didn’t move anything.  Look at the…

 

by Daniel Pickett
May 2, 2008
Once again our pal Toy Guru from Mattel updates us on the answers to our post NYCC burning questions:   Q1. Is the Wal-mart Wave considered wave 5 of DCUC or is it a separate wave in your numbering system?   Thereby making the Hawkman/Mr. Miracle/Recovery Suit Superman wave 5 or wave 6? A: The Wal-Mart…

 

by Daniel Pickett
April 29, 2008
Teheran – Apr 27, 2008, 23:37 GMT- Iran’s prosecutor general on Sunday warned of the ‘negative impact’ which Western toys could have for Iranian children, ISNA news agency reported. Qorban-Ali Dori-Najafabadi said the mainly illegally-imported toys such as Barbie, Batman, Harry Potter and Spiderman might cause ‘irreparable (cultural) damage.’ In a letter to Vice President…

 

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