Tag: toys

 

by Daniel Pickett
October 15, 2008
Gaaaaaaah!   There was NO new JLU for so long and now there is SOOOO much new JLU goodness I can hardly stand it!   To think that this line was so close to canceled last summer, and now to already have 17 1/2 new figures so far is amazing! I just got a the…

 

by Daniel Pickett
October 14, 2008
Much like their Q&A sessions with the brand managers of Star Wars, Marvel and GI Joe, the team at Hasbro has started up a monthly Q&A session with the team the runs the Transformers brand.   We at AFI put out a call for questions and you responded.  Below are your questions to "Team Transformers"…

 

by Daniel Pickett
October 14, 2008
The Wall Street Journal and MSN Money have posted an interesting article today about toys and the holiday buying season.   "The discount retailer, which earlier this decade aggressively grabbed a bigger share of the toy market, prepares for the year-end holidays by slashing prices on 10 popular toys to $10." You can read the…

 

by Daniel Pickett
October 14, 2008
San Francisco, CA – (Oct. 14, 2008) – Dr. Toy, (www.drtoy.com) today announced a new feature of selected toys called “BEST PICKS FOR 2008.” The items were chosen by Dr. Toy, aka Stevanne Auerbach, PhD., who has been evaluating children’s products for more than 25 years, to complement the goal of providing the most current…

 

by Daniel Pickett
October 13, 2008
Toy2R, one of the pioneers in the designer toy business, is excited to announce the launch of Toy2R USA.   For more then 10 years, the iconic Toy2R Qee brand has been one of the most recognizable platforms in the designer toy genre.   Establishing a US office will allow Toy2R to expand their global presence….

 

by Daniel Pickett
October 5, 2008
DST’s next Battlestar Galactica Minimates release will be the New Caprica Minimates Box Set! This set was recently announced at the newly relaunched Art Asylum website. The next release in the line will be the aforementioned New Caprica box set – featuring the highly-requested civilian versions of both Colonel Tigh and Starbuck as well as…

 

by Daniel Pickett
October 2, 2008
Looks like Minimates are about to enter a War Zone of their very own!  Based on this year’s Marvel sequel, the Punisher returns to the Marvel Minimates line with this Punisher: War Zone Minimates Box Set! Due out on December 5, Punisher: War Zone reunites us with Frank Castle – this time played by Rome‘s…

 

by Daniel Pickett
October 2, 2008
Mattel and Fisher-Price(R) Named to Time to Play’s “Most Wanted” Holiday List NEW YORK, Oct 01, 2008 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Mattel, Inc. (NYSE: MAT) and its Fisher-Price(R) division made headlines today at the Time to Play(TM) press conference held in New York City, announcing Elmo Live, Laugh & Learn(TM) Smart  Bounce & Spin Pony(TM) and Hot Wheels(R) Turbo Driver(TM) Controller to be some of this holiday season’s…

 

by Daniel Pickett
October 2, 2008
Some of the most ground-breaking and innovative comic book characters in history will be coming to Diamond Select Toys in 2009!  Based on the immortal works of Will Eisner, we are very excited to announce a new line of Minimates featuring none other than Denny Colt – more famously known as The Spirit! Beginning in…

 

by Daniel Pickett
October 1, 2008
Matty from MattyCollector.com and ToyGuru Jr. sent us the answers to our latest round of questions.that AFI readers have posted in our forums:     Q1) Why was the Holiday Hal Jordan figure included in Mattel’s JLU showcase at SDCC? If he’s such a no-no(from DC/WB’s point of view), then why put him in there? Was…

 

by Daniel Pickett
September 30, 2008
Vader over at our sister site AFHub has put together a great interview with Hot Toys’ chief sculptor Yulli. Yulli was responsivle for what may end up being the best figure of 2008- Hot Toy’s Bank Robber Joker from The Dark Knight.   Check out this great Q&A with an amazing sculptor here!

 

by Daniel Pickett
September 25, 2008
In the coming weeks Four Horsemen Toy Design Studios will launch into the 4th installment of their online fan-based action figure experiment, FANtastic Exclusive (http://www. FANtasticExclusive.com) and they want you to be involved in the voting and discussion. If you want your voice heard, and you want to have a hand in the choosing and…

 

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