Tag: toys

 

by Daniel Pickett
April 1, 2013
VIZProducts-500x406.png BALTIMORE, MD — (April 1, 2013) —Diamond Comic Distributors and VIZ Media, LLC have reached an agreement that will distribute Japanese merchandise based on the company’s highly sought after properties in North America for the first time, including products based on the commercially successful and acclaimed titles NARUTO, BLEACH, TIGER & BUNNY, BERSERK, DEATH NOTE,…

 

by Jon "Caped Crusader" Edwards
April 1, 2013
flrb-launchers.jpg The times, they are a-changin’. Those of us who collect 3¾” action figures have seen articulation reduced in some lines to keep prices down around $6, while fully articulated figures cost in the neighborhood of $10. Green Lantern, STAR WARS, The Dark Knight Rises, Iron Man 3, Ultimate Spider-Man, and even G.I. JOE: Retaliation vehicle…

 

by Daniel Pickett
February 27, 2013
JAKKS_LOGO.jpg Malibu, Calif. – February 25, 2013 – Leading U.S. toymaker JAKKS Pacific, Inc., (Nasdaq: JAKK) announced today that it has been granted rights in major toy categories by Nintendo of America Inc. to manufacture, market and distribute a line of toys and related consumer products based on a robust library of iconic Nintendo characters that…

 

by Daniel Pickett
February 14, 2013
TRU_Logo_New2-500x140.jpg TOYS“R”US, INC. ANNOUNCES GERALD L. STORCH TO TRANSITION FROM ROLE AS CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER; WILL REMAIN CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD  WAYNE, NJ (February 13, 2013) – Toys“R”Us, Inc. today announced that Gerald L. Storch will transition from his role as Chief Executive Officer of the company, while remaining in his capacity as Chairman of the…

 

by Ryan "TheSuperfly" Prast
December 31, 2012
2012_101.jpg As the year comes to an end, it’s been tough been trying to decide who will make my short list of Top Ten Action Figures for 2012.  It’s been tough to pare it down to ten, with some really great toys just missing the cut.  My criteria? well, the web has enough articulate, detailed, and…

 

by Ryan "TheSuperfly" Prast
December 28, 2012
Flagg-catalog.jpg Just for the holidays, I’m reposting one of my favorite Times Past recollections…I hope you all had a safe and happy holiday. Enjoy! – – – – – With the holidays here, this seemed like a good time to share my memory of receiving one of the greatest gifts ever. Read on! 1985.  Arguably the greatest…

 

by Daniel Pickett
December 25, 2012
20121225-011151.jpg And THIS is what it looked like at my local Toys R Us… I hope you all found what you were looking for. Merry Christmas from all of us at AFi!!

 

by Daniel Pickett
December 22, 2012
Oshawa, ON December 22 2012 -They were sometimes poorly made, had little to no relation to the  license attached to them and you probably likely don’t remember what  happened to them after you convinced your parents to get it. Still,  lower cost Rack Toys are an essential element to any happy childhood as  evidenced by…

 

by Ryan "TheSuperfly" Prast
December 19, 2012
ENDISNEAR1.jpg The End is Nigh! ok, ok, maybe you were expecting that from me, being the resident AFi Conspiracy Theorist and all.  Of course I couldn’t resist referencing the upcoming(?) Mayan Calendar Event.  But within our hobby, there is another End-of-Days Scenario unfolding. It’s the end of the (collecting) world as we know it…but do you…

 

by Daniel Pickett
December 6, 2012
mattel.gif Third Global Mattel 12 Days of Play Program Spotlights the Importance of Play Through Events Reaching More Than 50,000 Children Worldwide   EL SEGUNDO, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Today Mattel (Nasdaq: MAT) announced the start of its third annual global Mattel 12 Days of Play program, a philanthropic series of events that bring play to children who…

 

by Daniel Pickett
November 29, 2012
PuttyDrop-150x150.jpg Join The Franklin Institute and its Official Putty Partner, Crazy Aaron’s Puttyworld, on Dec. 8 as they drop 50 pounds of putty from the ceiling of the museum’s Bartol Atrium in a fun and interactive science demonstration     PHILADELPHIA – November 28, 2012 – Science will bounce off the walls of The Franklin Institute…

 

by Daniel Pickett
November 19, 2012
Announces Inductees into Toy Industry Hall of Fame New York, NY | November 19, 2012– The Toy Industry Association (TIA) kicked off the holiday shopping season today by announcing the 84 finalists for the prestigious 2013 Toy of the Year Awards (TOTY). Between now and January 13, 2013, toy lovers of all ages can visit…

 

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