Tag: toys

 

by Daniel Pickett
January 16, 2008
Big news over at the Mego Museum!  When Mego Collector Bruce Zalkin was contacted by a former Mego employee interested in selling a collection gathered during their days at Mego it was the FIND of a lifetime. The find contained product samples from Mego’s1974 Toy Fair exhibit including original package mock-ups,factory production samples and a…

 

by Daniel Pickett
January 10, 2008
dcuc_frontpage.jpg Please check out the new site that our friend Peter Go (of AFHub.com) just launched: www.DCUC.info Inspired a great deal by Jason Geyer’s Super Powers archive, Peter felt this great new line from Mattel and the Four Horsemen needed a definitive archive of its own. It’s still very much a work-in-progress, but there is much…

 

by Daniel Pickett
January 8, 2008
Next in DST’s continuing line of Movie Minimates releases comes this Minimates set based on the thrilling 1991 Academy Award-winning Best Picture “The Silence of the Lambs”! Prepare to explore the darker side of humanity with this Minimates box set featuring Clarice Starling, the twisted Dr. Lecter, Buffalo Bill and the ingenious Hannibal the Cannibal!…

 

by Daniel Pickett
January 8, 2008
Mattel has provided us with carded images of the new  heroes in The Batman line.  Shipping right now to stores are Green Lantern and Hawkman.  These were mostly found at Targets and Wal-Marts around the holidays.    And coming right behind them are The Flash, Martian Manhunter and Superman.  We were told these were coming…

 

by Daniel Pickett
January 7, 2008
Iconic Toy Maker’s 60th Year Of Engaging America’s Young And Old With A Yearlong Celebration That Includes Online Commercial Contests, Special 60th Anniversary Products And A Search For The Next Great Kid Toy Inventor EMERYVILLE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–WHAM-O, Inc., the originator of innovative outdoor fun, is marking its 60th year of engaging kids of all ages…

 

by Daniel Pickett
January 3, 2008
Mattel has given us the exclusive first look at the Wave III Variants for their new DC Universe Classics line.   Fans will now have the opportunity to get Deathstroke aka Slade Wilson unmasked and Sinestro in his recent SINESTRO CORPS uniform.  The gang over at Toy Fare broke the first pictures of this wave, and…

 

by Daniel Pickett
December 30, 2007
As most of you have read, I’m currently back in Oklahoma celebrating the  holidays with my family and old friends. Once again I have access to Walmarts (which are few and far between in the Los Angeles area) and several Targets… and I have to tell you, I’m having MUCH better luck finding stuff here…

 

by Daniel Pickett
December 25, 2007
Just in time for the holidays!   We have an exclusive interview with Round 2 Corp, the new company that brought Rudolph and Charlie Brown back to store shelves, and started off strong with their brand new Frosty products.  We find out who they are, where they came from and what’s next for Round 2…

 

by Daniel Pickett
December 24, 2007
Here’s a great idea made better.  We all remember the old Rock’em Sock’em Robots (by Marx!) and spent many an afternoon pummeling our opponent.  But what if you could open that "arena" up and REALLY get to some robot bashing?!?!  That’s the idea behind Johnny Lightnings new BATTLE WHEELS. These are collectible remote controlled,fighting robots…

 

by Daniel Pickett
December 21, 2007
New York- The air was cold and the wind was punishing, but Damien Glonek and Mike Drake of Mezco Toyz, braved the elements to deliver toys for a most intriguing event. Ripley’s Believe It Or Not Times Square Odditorium was hosting an “Unusual Toy Drive” and the good folks at Mezco Toyz were donating 17…

 

by Daniel Pickett
December 20, 2007
We’re extremely pleased to reveal the next Minimates in the Battlestar Galactica line will be based on the classic version of the interstellar franchise.  Two box sets featuring characters from 1978’s original Battlestar Galactica series will be released early next year – just in time forthe 30th Anniversary of this classic property! The Classic Colonial…

 

by Jason "ToyOtter" Geyer
December 17, 2007
Over the past 15 or so years every new superhero toyline that springs up has been anointed as "the new Super Powers" by someone or other. I’ve always argued against it in every case, or just plain laughed it off. While Super Powers might not be able to compare to today’s manufacturing techniques that allow…

 

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