Tag: toys

 

by Daniel Pickett
March 3, 2008
North Hills, CA March 3, 2008 – Imperial Toy® LLC, a leading manufacturer of licensed and proprietary bubbles & novelties announced today that it is acquiring One Stop Toy® Co., Inc. One Stop Toy® is a leading manufacturer of licensed opening price point toys, located in neighboring Northridge, CA. "The Acquisition of One Stop Toy®…

 

by Daniel Pickett
February 29, 2008
LOS ANGELES, CA (February 29, 2008) – Showtime Networks Inc. has announced that it has awarded a licensing contract for their critically acclaimed original drama, Dexter, to manufacturer Bif Bang Pow! The series follows Dexter Morgan (Michael C. Hall), an incredibly likeable forensics expert for the Miami Metro Police Department, who moonlights as a serial…

 

by Daniel Pickett
February 29, 2008
This news is a little late as it came in while I was prepping for Toy Fair, but it’s so cool I have to mention it.  AFI friend and board-member  Antony C has opened up what may just be the definitive Wonder Woman archive- ExperiencetheWonder.com. It’s thorough, easy to read, and a great resource for…

 

by Daniel Pickett
February 27, 2008
NY- Fans of the popular NBC series Heroes are eagerly awaiting the release of the Mezco Toyz action figures of their favorite characters from the award winning series. Collectors are pre-ordering the figures online in record numbers and the prototypes, on display at NBC’s Rockefeller Center headquarters, draw crowds of onlookers who pose next to…

 

by Daniel Pickett
February 25, 2008
Medicom has recently announced the acquisition of the LOST license and the first wave of Kubricks based on the ABC series.  They are believed to have an August release date. Shown in the first wave are:  ●JACK●KATE●SAWYER●SAYID●HURLEY●LOCKE●CHARLIE Additional information is available on Medicom’s official site. 

 

by Daniel Pickett
February 23, 2008
  In the coming weeks I’ll be posting news, information and my general thoughts about what I saw this year at Toy Fair 2008.   First up is retailer turned manufacturer Amok Time You can see all of our Amok Time Showroom Photos by clicking here.  Amok Time Amok Time is having a go at…

 

by Daniel Pickett
February 23, 2008
Last week we started seeing a photoshopped mock-up of the Deluxe 2-disk Justice League: The New Frontier DVD set that came with an exclusive PVC Hal Jordan.   We first learned of this exclusive pack-in from a picture in a Best Buy add.  There has been a lot of speculation on what the figure will really…

 

by Daniel Pickett
February 21, 2008
This just in from MATTEL and our friend Toy Guru: I’m excited to share some great news about Mattel’s Justice League Unlimited line. Due to overwhelming support from the fans, Mattel and Target are teaming up to bring an all new Collector’s Line to store shelves starting this August! 16 brand new figures along with…

 

by Daniel Pickett
February 20, 2008
Mattel’s Toy Guru was kind enough to answer some questions about the newly revealed product shown at their Toy Fair Showroom as well as the future of some existing lines. Infinite Heroes 1. What is the release schedule for these?   IH will be on shelf at the end of the summer.   2.  What is…

 

by Daniel Pickett
February 13, 2008
STAMFORD, Conn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–World Wrestling Entertainment®(“WWE”), the greatest force in sports entertainment, and Mattel, Inc., the undisputed champion of the toy industry and the world’s leading toy manufacturer, today announced that they have entered into a comprehensive,multi-year licensing agreement, effective as of January 2010, naming Mattel as WWE’s master toy licensee covering all global territories upon…

 

by Daniel Pickett
February 11, 2008
 Hot New Toys to Debut February 17-20 at Jacob K. Javits Convention Center NEW YORK, February 11, 2008 – It will be all fun and games February 17th to 20 th at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center when more than 1,200 toy companies, 15,000 retail buyers and thousands of toy industry professionals from around…

 

by Jason "ToyOtter" Geyer
February 9, 2008
Toyfare Magazine #128 will be hitting comic shops this week and the big news contained within is Mattel’s plans for JLU in 2008. AFI’s good friend Pierre "Airmax" Kalenzaga caught an advance look at the issue and reports that among other things, JLU will be exclusive to Target stores starting this summer, and will have at…

 

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