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by Daniel Pickett
April 28, 2014
IMG_0341 (Large) I’m week late getting these posted because I was focusing on all of the 9th Anniversary stories, but last weekend in Anaheim, WONDERCON 2014 was held next to the “Happiest Place On Earth” for the 3rd year in a row.    The Anaheim incarnation of WonderCon has grown year over year, and I have heard…

 

by Daniel Pickett
April 24, 2014
WBCP-BANDAI Godzilla Atomic Roar BURBANK, Calif., April 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Warner Bros. Consumer Products (WBCP) announced today a slate of new partners signed on to support Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Legendary Pictures’ highly anticipated film Godzilla with product inspired by the epic action adventure. Led by master toy partner Bandai America Incorporated, alongside JAKKS Pacific, Inc., Rubie’s Costume…

 

by Daniel Pickett
April 23, 2014
SkylandersTTAFi6 Skylanders Originator Toys for Bob Returns with Ground-Breaking Innovation Portal Masters Can Now Capture and Play as Villains; Capture and Play as Kaos for the First Time Ever   Santa Monica, Calif. – April 23, 2014 – Skylanders® is redefining the toys-to-life phenomenon with yet another ground-breaking innovation, Skylanders Trap Team™. On October 5 in…

 

by Daniel Pickett
March 20, 2014
ScreenHunter_316 Mar. 19 22.57 In the summer of 1986, in a mall in Indianapolis, Indiana, the Mattel Toy Company presented their new line of the Masters of the Universe Toy collection with a touring “showroom” that went to malls in large cities.   It presented the line as a “show” for kids and their parents to walk through and…

 

by Daniel Pickett
March 5, 2014
Playmobil40 PLAYMOBIL Around the World A Toy Adventurer Discovers the USA   In celebration of the brand’s 40th anniversary this year, PLAYMOBIL has dispatched a PLAYMOBIL figure to embark on international sightseeing adventures as part of the “PLAYMOBIL Around the World” campaign. This special anniversary program engages fans and collectors worldwide as they host the Tim…

 

by Daniel Pickett
February 24, 2014
NEW YORK, Feb. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — AMERICAN INTERNATIONAL TOY FAIR – LEGO Systems, Inc. today announced new LEGO® Star Wars™ products based on the new Star Wars Rebels™ animated television series scheduled to premiere on Disney Channel this fall before it appears regularly on Disney XD. The action-filled series will introduce a cast of…

 

by Daniel Pickett
February 20, 2014
ScreenHunter_247 Feb. 20 12.27 Hitting stores this Fall is NBA Heroes. From on the court off the court your favorite basketball players come together to fight evil. [youtube]http://youtu.be/wCGbPU7fugA[/youtube] Jazwares™ to Create “NBA Heroes” Superstar Action Figures ‘Heroes’ Figures Take New Approach to World’s Best Basketball Players NEW YORK, Feb. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Jazwares™, a leader in the licensed toys…

 

by Daniel Pickett
February 14, 2014
DSC_0712 EL SEGUNDO, Calif. and STAMFORD, Conn., February 14, 2014 – Mattel, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAT) and WWE (NYSE: WWE) today announced a multi-year extension of their global master toy licensing agreement through 2019. Since 2009, Mattel and WWE have developed a wildly popular and diverse portfolio of innovative toys currently available in more than 50 global…

 

by Daniel Pickett
February 13, 2014
MOTUCScorpinaCard1 Mattel is teasing a few things leading up to the big show this weekend.   First they posted this look at the carded Scorpia sample on the MattyCollector.com news page, and then they sent out a teaser message to Club Eternia subscribers further teasing Madame Razz.   We’re standing by to bring you all of…

 

by Daniel Pickett
January 30, 2014
We’re still on a weekly schedule, just not back on Mondays yet. We need a 8 day week so we can catch up and get back on track. I think I’m gonna make some calls about that. I’m having a love affair with these new retro toys. Between Funko’s ReAction, what Zica is doing and…

 

by Daniel Pickett
January 23, 2014
Zica6MillManCardedSet1 Today on their official Facebook page the gang from Zica revealed the carded, finished product of their first wave of the ‘Six Million Dollar Man’ 3.75″ line.   These will be shipped out to on-line retailers tomorrow!!   Here’s a pic of a complete carded set! Wholesale orders for Big Bad Toy Store, Entertainment Earth and…

 

by Daniel Pickett
January 11, 2014
BatEG4inTargetDisplay1 As we start the new year and stores start re-setting their post-holiday aisles, more new products are hitting stores now.  As we saw at SDCC last year Mattel is thinking small when it comes to retail.  Smaller figures that is.   The “evergreen’ Batman line is shrinking from 5″ to 3.75” and Batman is bringing along…

 

by Daniel Pickett
January 8, 2014
Back in November we showed you the handful of ‘Lego the Movie‘ sets they they were ready to reveal.  Now all those sets and even the “hidden” sets have been revealed and are in stores now! I’ve found the sets both in Target stores and Walmart.   These 10 new sets range in price from $12-$70.  …

 

by Daniel Pickett
January 6, 2014
ToyHunterSeason3 TOY EXPERT JORDAN HEMBROUGH IS BACK IN SEARCH OF ICONIC POP MEMORABILIA IN SEASON THREE OF TRAVEL CHANNEL’S ORIGINAL SERIES “TOY HUNTER” PREMIERING WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 29 AT 9:00 P.M. ET/PT   New Season Features Celebs Including Hulk Hogan, Gary Busey, Vanilla Ice, Daryl “DMC” Daniels (Run-DMC), Stan Lee (Marvel Comics) and Taboo (Black Eyed Peas)…

 

by Daniel Pickett
December 25, 2013
MatTent13outside1 Once a year at Mattel HQ as part of their regular company store they have their annual tent sale.  This sale typically runs from just after Halloween until just before Christmas.   The sale is primarily made up of bulk overstock. Whatever item  they put out there they always have a LOT of said item, like…

 

by Daniel Pickett
December 23, 2013
ScreenHunter_244 Dec. 23 10.31 Several folks received a holiday e-card today from Mattel.   I think it was sent out to folks that have signed up for the shop.Mattel.com newsletter, but that’s just a guess.    I saw on Facebook that some folks were afraid to open it thinking it was spam or a virus, but we clicked on it and…

 

by Daniel Pickett
December 18, 2013
Last-Minute Shoppers Can Take Advantage of Fantastic Around-the-Clock Deals and Savings, Including Price Match Guarantee, Along with the Best In-Stock Position on the Hottest Toys, Starting 6am Saturday, December 21 through 9pm Christmas EveWAYNE, N.J., Dec. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — With one week to go before kids everywhere are snug in their beds with visions…

 

by Daniel Pickett
December 14, 2013
ChristmasSurprise MANCHESTER, England, December 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ –Seven out of every 10 children will get no surprise presents this Christmas, new national research has revealed. Children are no longer bothered about being surprised when they open their presents and 69% of them, aged 6 – 17, compile wish-lists to make sure they get what they want….

 

by Daniel Pickett
December 3, 2013
CHICAGO, Ill. (November 2013) – The third weekend in November marked the 11th annual Chicago Toy & Game Fair (ChiTAG), held at the historic Navy Pier and hosted by the Chicago Toy & Game Group. ChiTAG returned to Chicago, the leading city for toy and game invention in the U.S., to celebrate the power of…

 

by Daniel Pickett
November 30, 2013
————– NEW PRE-ORDERS ————– GIGANTIC ACTION:  SCORPONOK This version of Scorponok stands even taller than the recent Fortress Maximus reissue.  He comes with a movable visor, a shield and a large cannon, and is listed at $549.99. Note that it appears this figure does not transform. http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=TAK11790&mode=retail DC UNIVERSE PLAY ARTS KAI SERIES 04 –…

 

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