Tag: toys

 

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 –…

 

by Daniel Pickett
November 29, 2013
ImagScarecrowPoison-Ivy All good things must come to an end.   And so we come to the end of our first ever Imaginext week.   I hope you have enjoyed these reveals as much as I have.   We’re going out with a big finish – an awesome pair of Bat villains! But first lets look at the final installment…

 

by Daniel Pickett
November 28, 2013
ImagBatmanBatmobile Happy Thanksgiving everyone.  And since I’m in a GIVING mood I’m going to reveal TWO new DC Comics Imaginext sets featuring the Dark Knight himself – Batman. But first let take a look at part 2 of the history sweet love between DC Comics and Imaginext via Wikipedia: In 2010, an original video animation based…

 

by Daniel Pickett
November 26, 2013
ImaginextLogo Imaginext is a line that kind of snuck up on me.   It started out cool enough when they started the sub-line that included DC Comics Batman characters.   Then that sub-line became it’s own line and kept expanding and started seeing things like cool playsets, vehicles and villains!  Lots of villains. Then they started moving beyond…

 

by Daniel Pickett
November 22, 2013
7DaysOfCM_newsPage3.jpg Today Mattel gave us some idea on what to expect on their annual Cyber Monday sale.   While we don’t know what the line up of figures will be yet we have some details of how the sale will work: It’s the Turducken of holiday sales! We’ve got a Flash Sale stuffed inside a Cyber…

 

by Daniel Pickett
November 20, 2013
Independent consumer group, Oppenheim Toy Portfolio, announces top STEM (science, tech, engineering and math) toys on their website, www.toyportfolio.comNEW YORK, Nov. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — The independent consumer organization, Oppenheim Toy Portfolio, announces their list of Top 20 STEM (science, tech, engineering and math) Toys for 2013 on their website www.toyportfolio.com. “One of the best…

 

by Daniel Pickett
November 16, 2013
Despite being shown a much wider variety of characters, including the entire company of dwarfs this year at Toy Fair, The Bridge Direct took to their official Facebook page to re-emphasize to fans that what is out in stores now is all we will see for 2013 from their “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug”…

 

by Daniel Pickett
November 13, 2013
We were sent the news of this interesting new Kickstarter campaign that seemed right up the alley of AFi readers.  And since the project coordinator hails from my hometown, well… I have to support the home team!   Check out the information below on the BMOGS and get in on the ground level!  Robot animals that…

 

by Daniel Pickett
November 8, 2013
We were sad to hear the news this week that Canadian retailer Legends Action Figures will be closing their doors and their web-store later this month.   Steve and the Legends team are great folks and were one of the original sponsors of AFi when we launched.    It’s a blow to the community to loose another…

 

by Daniel Pickett
November 5, 2013
————– NEW PRE-ORDERS ————– 1:15 KARR WITH LIGHTS AND SOUNDS Diamond Select’s new version of KITT’s nemesis measures 14″ long with lights and sounds, including dialogue.  It is listed at $49.99, $10 off the MSRP. http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=DMC12066&mode=retail PSYLOCKE 12″ STATUE – X-FORCE VERSION This X-Men telepath is shown here in her black X-Force costume, with a…

 

by Daniel Pickett
November 4, 2013
Mattel to Benefit Children with Cancer and their Families this Holiday Season   EL SEGUNDO, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)— Mattel, Inc. is gearing up for the holidays with the launch of its first Spanish-language multi-brand marketing campaign. Launched on November 1st in Los Angeles, Houston and Miami, ‘toy feliz is a 100% Hispanic-oriented effort, which spans brands…

 

by Daniel Pickett
October 31, 2013
Happy Halloween everyone! Sorry this episode is a little later this week, but since we’re such a fan of the season it works out that we post this episode on “All Hallows Eve.” In this episode we discuss: That 2 minute AMAZING Bruce Timm/Zach S Superman 75th animated clip. Lou Schimer, co-founder of Filmation, passed…

 

by Cesar Zamora
October 23, 2013
20131023_124649 Yesterday the “Toy Story in Space” Playset for Disney Infinity was released, I was very excited for the release but have not been able to play the game. I do have eyes and can appreciate some good figures when I see them. Read on for my thoughts on the Disney Infinity versions of Buzz Lightyear…

 

by Cesar Zamora
October 22, 2013
20131022_100606 The latest Disney Infinity playset launches today, it’s Toy Story in Space! The playset comes with Buzz Lightyear & Jessie the Yodeling Cowgirl. The Sheriff Woody figure that was a Walmart exclusive will now be at all retailers that carry Disney Infinity to launch with the playset. Check your retailers for details! [youtube]http://youtube.com/watch?v=cl6SrX2tJTo&desktop_uri=%2Fwatch%3Fv%3Dcl6SrX2tJTo[/youtube]

 

by Daniel Pickett
October 15, 2013
ScreenHunter_166 Oct. 15 12.04 We are excited to share an update and new images of The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug toy line from The Bridge Direct! The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug continues the adventure of Bilbo Baggins as he journeys with the Wizard Gandalf and 13 Dwarves, led by Thorin Oakenshield,…

 

by Daniel Pickett
October 9, 2013
DCCnycc13_ivy_exclusive1 Debuts Include a ‘Sandman Overture’ Statue, ‘Justice League: War’ Action Figures, and ‘Earth 2’ Action Figures DC Collectibles, the exclusive line of collector items from DC Entertainment, announced today it will reveal two new action figure lines and a new statue at New York Comic Con (Oct. 10-13).  Big reveals include action figures based on…

 

by Daniel Pickett
October 4, 2013
NOTLDKarenCooper EMCE Toys are known for their novelty collections, such as the famous Night of the Living Dead zombie movie, through toys and memorabilia, along with other great items. The exclusive items featured in the October issue of PREVIEWS, showcases the top EMCE Toy picks such as the Night of the Living Dead collectibles which celebrate the…

 

by Daniel Pickett
September 24, 2013
ScreenHunter_174 Sep. 24 01.25 NEW AND IMPROVED MCFARLANE TOYS ONLINE STORE IS HERE New URL, New Features, & Grand Reopening Discount   September 23, 2013 — Your days of McFarlane Toys online store withdrawals have come to an end. Our new and improved McFarlane Toys online store  is now officially online for its grand-reopening event. But this isn’t just a reopening, it’s…

 

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