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Toylines (alphabetical order)
Alpha Flight (1999)
Avengers (1997)
Avengers Animated (2000)
Batman (1989)
Blade (1998)
Blues Brothers 2000 (1998)
DC Comics Super Heroes (1989)
Fantastic Four (1994)
Fantastic Four (2005 Movie) (2005)
Fantastic Four / Iron Man (1995)
Fantastic Four Classics (2006)
Ghost Rider (1995)
Godzilla (1998)
Hercules, The Legendary Journeys (1995)
HULK, The Incredible (1996)
HULK, The Movie (2003)
Iron Man (1995)
Jurassic Park: The Lost World (1997)
Kull The Conqueror (1997)
Lord of The Rings 1, Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
Lord of The Rings 2, Two Towers (2002)
Lord of The Rings 3, Return of the King (2003)
Lord of The Rings Epic Trilogy (2005)
Maximum Carnage (1994)
Mega Armor (1996)
MegaMorphs (2005)
Mutant X (1999)
Silver Surfer (1997)
The Bots Master (1994)
Vault, The (1998)
Xena (1998)
Toylines (chronological order)
1989 Batman
1989 DC Comics Super Heroes
1994 Fantastic Four
1994 Maximum Carnage
1994 The Bots Master
1995 Fantastic Four / Iron Man
1995 Ghost Rider
1995 Hercules, The Legendary Journeys
1995 Iron Man
1996 HULK, The Incredible
1996 Mega Armor
1997 Avengers
1997 Jurassic Park: The Lost World
1997 Kull The Conqueror
1997 Silver Surfer
1998 Blade
1998 Blues Brothers 2000
1998 Godzilla
1998 Vault, The
1998 Xena
1999 Alpha Flight
1999 Mutant X
2000 Avengers Animated
2001 Lord of The Rings 1, Fellowship of the Ring
2002 Lord of The Rings 2, Two Towers
2003 HULK, The Movie
2003 Lord of The Rings 3, Return of the King
2005 Fantastic Four (2005 Movie)
2005 Lord of The Rings Epic Trilogy
2005 MegaMorphs
2006 Fantastic Four Classics
Company history
About Toy Biz.    
In 1987 Steven Lebensfeld co-founded Toy Biz with associates from HG Toys. Within a year of its start, Toy Biz held the exclusive license for action figures based on characters from Marvel comics and DC Comics, including Batman, Spiderman and Superman.

``We were instantly the largest action figure company in the market. It was unbelievable,'' said Lebensfeld, who came up with the idea for the comic book figures after seeing a void in the market. ``Here we were, a little company doing about $4 million in sales a year when we get this incredible license. Today, those licenses bring in $300 million to $400 million in sales a year. In 1990, the thriving Toy Biz was bought by an mogul Ron Perelman - who had acquired the Marvel Entertainment Group in January of 1989. April 1993: Perelman cut an unusual deal with Ike Perlmutter and Avi Arad, two Israeli immigrants who run Toy Biz. They got a perpetual license to make toys based on Marvel characters (4700 characters!) without paying any royalties; and Marvel got 46% of highly profitable Toy Biz. Toy Biz, now a division of Marvel Enterprises, Inc. (NYSE: MVL), one of the world's most prominent character-based entertainment companies.
History 1 - The history of Toy Biz can be traced to Chantex Inc    
Company History:

Toy Biz, Inc. is one of America's most profitable toy companies. Originally founded in Montreal, Quebec, the business was reincarnated as an American firm in 1988. Since that time, Toy Biz has focused strongly on creating toys based on Marvel Comic's cast of characters, which includes the Amazing Spider-Man, the Incredible Hulk, and the Uncanny X-Men. By the mid-1990s, Marvel-related action figures and playsets generated about 50 percent of Toy Biz's annual sales. In addition to its core Marvel license, Toy Biz held short-term rights to names and symbols associated with Gerber infant goods, the Muppet characters, Coleman camping equipment, Apple computers, Revlon beauty products, NASCAR auto racing, and others. One-third owned by Ronald O. Perelman's Marvel Entertainment Group since 1993, the firm appeared poised to become a wholly-owned subsidiary of this $5-billion group of companies early in 1997.

Canadian Roots

The history of Toy Biz can be traced to Chantex Inc., a Canadian company created in the late 19th century. Sol Zuckerman, the founder's grandson, inherited the business in 1961, when it was earning $160,000 in sales. The restless 21-year-old maintained the family firm as a core interest, bringing its sales to nearly $4.5 million by 1980. In the meantime, he devoted more of his concentration to the acquisition and operation of several Montreal nightclubs and toyed with the idea of running for public office. Zuckerman's tony discotheques were frequented by celebrities and he earned a reputation as a fast-talking, fast-moving wheeler-dealer. But Zuckerman beat a hasty retreat from the disco scene in 1980 after witnessing the assassination of a colleague by letter bomb. In the 1980s, he revisited the infants' and children's goods business that had bored him in years past.

Zuckerman transformed himself into one of Canada's highest-flying merger and acquisition artists during the ensuing decade, and his family business emerged as one of the country's fastest-growing enterprises. In 1980, he merged Chantex Inc. with Earl Takefman's Randim Marketing, Inc., a manufacturer and wholesaler of school supplies, to form Charan Industries Inc. By the time Charan went public in 1984 its annual revenues had multiplied fivefold from 1980, to $20 million. The firm's Charan Toy Co., Inc. subsidiary emerged as a leading toy company with a particular emphasis on licensing. In 1985, it held the Canadian rights to nine of the top ten toys in the North American market, including the immensely popular Cabbage Patch Kids name and logo.

Charan employed what analyst Ira Katzin of Prudential-Bache Securities Canada Ltd. (Toronto) called "a very novel approach" to consumer goods branding, an approach that would be carried on when Charan Toy was reborn as Toy Biz. The company was among the first to implement its brands--both licensed and proprietary--very broadly, applying the venerable Cooper hockey equipment brand (acquired in the mid-1980s) to Charan's existing childrenswear line, for example. This strategy would become commonplace throughout the consumer goods and entertainment industries and form a cornerstone of Toy Biz's success in the 1990s.
History 2 - Pearlmutter Acquisition Reinvigorates Toy Biz    
Zuckerman did not see the benefits of these strategies, however, for he sold the toy business in the late 1980s. Charan soon re-emerged as an American-owned company, Toy Biz. In 1990, Toy Biz was acquired by independent investor Isaac Pearlmutter, who installed himself as chairman and brought in Joseph Ahern as chief executive officer. Cost controls, innovative licensing agreements, and fresh toy-designing talent allowed the new management team to ride a rising tide of interest in classic comic book characters during the decade.

Trained as an accountant, Ahern had previously worked to bring toymaker Coleco Industries Inc. out of bankruptcy. Ahern's bottom-line focus was reflected in Toy Biz's low overhead. The company owned no real property, instead leasing a modest headquarters in New York City and an Arizona warehouse. It also limited costs by outsourcing most manufacturing to China and concentrating most of its sales efforts on mass merchandisers. This low overhead structure gave Toy Biz a remarkably low employee-to-sales ratio, generating nearly $2 million in annual revenues for each employee in the mid-1990s.

But low overhead was just one factor in Toy Biz's equation for success. As it had been in the 1980s, licensing continued to be an important element of the company's strategy. But this time Toy Biz forged a singular agreement with Marvel Entertainment Group, best known for its well-established cast of comic book characters. Instead of signing the short-term (one- to five-year) license typical of the industry--an agreement it had previously utilized--in 1990 Toy Biz exchanged 46 percent of its equity for an "exclusive, perpetual, royalty-free license" to Marvel's characters. Toy Biz focused its earliest efforts on just a few of the series' more than 3,500 characters, especially emphasizing Spider-Man and the Uncanny X-Men.

This strategic alliance was mutually beneficial. For Toy Biz, it eliminated royalties that would otherwise have cost the company anywhere from 6 to 12 percent of its sales of Marvel character toys. Marvel's top-ranked comic books and animated television shows amounted to free advertising for the action figures and other playthings marketed by Toy Biz. Harry De Mott, II, an analyst with CS First Boston, told Forbes' Suzanne Oliver that "The cartoons are like a half-hour infomercial for Toy Biz products." And Marvel's stake in Toy Biz gave it much higher returns than it would have made from mere royalties.

Toy designer Avi Arad was yet another element of Toy Biz's success. Over the course of his 20-year career, Arad had a hand in the creation of over 160 toys for such major manufacturers as Mattel Inc., Hasbro, Inc., Tyco Toys, Inc., Nintendo, and Sega. Upon joining Toy Biz on a part-time basis in 1993, Arad received a 10 percent stake in the company in addition to his salary. His 22-person product development staff accounted for about 20 percent of Toy Biz's total employment. As executive producer of animated television programs for Marvel and the creator of toys for Toy Biz, he personally represented the intersection of Marvel and Toy Biz's interests. Arad could, for example, coordinate the launch of characters on television screens and toy store shelves. He specialized in action figures and earned a reputation for combining materials in unique ways. But Arad's creativity wasn't limited to cartoons and action figures; his resume included Baby Bubbles and Roller Blade Baby.
History 3 - Acquired by Marvel    
Toy Biz boasted an impressive arsenal of growth strategies for the years leading up to the turn of the 21st century. At the core of its great potential was the largely-untapped cast of Marvel comic book characters. Noting that the company had started by promoting Marvel's best-known characters, Ahern boasted that "We have only picked the low-hanging fruit." As the marketing cachet of these personalities inevitably waned, Toy Biz looked forward to mining the potential of Captain America, the Fantastic Four, the Incredible Hulk, Ghost Rider, and literally thousands more characters. Early in 1996 the company launched its Classic Heroes candy division, which marketed candy/toy combinations featuring Marvel characters.

Toy Biz also hoped to benefit from the creation of Marvel Films, a production company expected to be launched in 1997. Led by Avi Arad, this new venture would produce both live action and animated films based on Marvel characters, adding yet another head to the Hydra-like entertainment company. Its first project was expected to feature the Incredible Hulk character.

Toy Biz entered what was expected to be the toy industry's second-fastest growing segment, electronic learning aids (ELA), in 1996. The toy company signed a licensing agreement with Apple Computer that year to produce a line of electronic and soft toys with the Apple name and logo. Toy Biz hoped to benefit from Apple's strong presence in educational computers, and Apple hoped that an association with play would cement its position in the hearts and minds of young consumers and future computer buyers. In addition, Toy Biz augmented its position in the industry through the 1995 acquisition of two toy companies, Spectra Star, Inc. and Quest Aerospace Education, Inc. Spectra Star specialized in kites and yo-yos, while Quest made small model rockets. Toy Biz expected acquisitions such as these to fuel continued growth in the late 1990s.

In spite of all these positive factors, continued prosperity was not a foregone conclusion. The toy industry was very competitive, and Toy Biz was a relatively small player in a world dominated by giants like Mattel, Hasbro, and Tyco. Like all its competitors, Toy Biz was subject to the vagaries of consumer tastes. Corporate executives realized that the leading products and characters of 1996 could be the big losers of 1997. But these general concerns paled in comparison with the issues raised by Ronald Perelman's 1996 bid for full control of Toy Biz. This apparently logical move appeared less prudent in light of Marvel Entertainment's financial difficulties mid-decade. Following a loss on the third quarter of 1996, Marvel slashed one-third of its comic book workforce and sought to restructure over $1 billion in debt. Ironically, Linda Sandler of the Wall Street Journal characterized the acquisition of Toy Biz as a scheme to boost Marvel's value. Whether Marvel would reciprocate was another question entirely.

Principal Subsidiaries: Toy Biz International Ltd. (Hong Kong).
Links
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From the News Archive
Medicos Sept 2009 JoJo's Bizarre Adventure - Super Figure Action Part III 9.The World (PVC Figure) PVc

Super Figure Action [JoJo`s Bizarre Adventure] Part III 9.The World (Hirohiko Araki Specify Color) (PVC Figure)
Super Figure Action [JoJo`s <b>Biz</b>arre Adventure] Part III 9.The World (Hirohiko Araki Specify Color) (PVC Figure)
Manufacturer : Medicos Entertainment
Scale : Non
Material : PVC , ABS
Producer : PROGRESS
Series : Super Figure
Original : JoJo`s Bizarre Adventure
Release Date : Late Sep
Regular Price : 3,500 yen  about 36.68 USD 
Posted 7/26/2009
Medicom May 2009 JoJo's Bizarre Adventure - Steel Ball Run RAH Gyro Zeppeli 1/6
Price: 16,800 yen
Series: JoJo's Bizarre Adventure
Manufacturer: Medicom
Release Date: May 2009
Type: Action Figure
Description: Gyro Zeppeli, the protagonist hero in 'Steel Ball Run,' is one of many participants in the race across America to win the grand prize of 50 million dollars. This excellent 12' action doll offering of Gyro represents the character in impressive 3D detail with his head made of soft vinyl and PVC, and manages to accurately capture his distinctive face and expression! His unique clothing is made of fabric material fitted over a highly articulated body frame, which features numerous joints throughout that allow for displaying him in his stylish signature poses. The mantle has inner wire frames that can be bent to set them as though they're flowing in the wind. Gyro comes with two steel balls that he can wield with the included pair of optional hands, and the steel balls can also be stored in the holder on each side of his waist. A clear figure stand is provided. Please note that the photos shown are of a prototype; the production version may vary.

Posted 7/26/2009
Medicos June 2009 JoJo's Bizarre Adventure- Part III 6.Kakyoin Noriaki

Super Figure Action [JoJo`s <b>Biz</b>arre Adventure] Part III 6.Kakyoin Noriaki (PVC Figure)
Item name : Super Figure Action [JoJo`s Bizarre Adventure] Part III 6.Kakyoin Noriaki (PVC Figure) 
Manufacturer : Medicos Entertainment
Scale : Non
Material : PVC , ABS
Producer : Progress
Series : Super Figure
Original : JoJo`s Bizarre Adventure
Release Date : Mid Jun., 2009
Regular Price : 3,500 yen  about 36.2 USD  26.03 Euros
Posted 6/20/2009
Medicos March 2009 JoJo's Bizarre Adventure - Super Action Statue Silver Chariot
Price: 3,500 yen
Series: JoJo's Bizarre Adventure
Manufacturer: Medicos
Release Date: Mar 2009
Type: Action Figure
Description: The silver Stand to Jean Pierre Polnareff, Silver Chariot receives the action figure treatment with this superb release in Medicos' Super Action Statue series of ultra-detailed and super-poseable figures! Developed under the close supervision of creator Hirohiko Araki, 16cm Stand is sculpted in sharp detail and features incredibly articulated joints throughout, allowing you to recreate his stylish poses and attack moves! This finished figure comes packed with two pairs of optional hands, three swords, and a custom clear display base with flexible stand to assist with dynamic poses.Please note that the photos shown are of a prototype; the production version may vary. Also, figures such as this are mass produced and as a result some inconsistencies in finish and painting may occur; these are not considered manufacturer's defects. If you absolutely must have perfection, prepare to do some touch-up work on your own.

Posted 6/20/2009
Medicos April 2009 JoJo's Bizarre Adventure - Super Action Statue J.P. Polnareff
Price: 3,500 yen
Series: JoJo's Bizarre Adventure
Manufacturer: Medicos
Release Date: Apr 2009
Type: Action Figure
Description: Following the release of Super Action Statue Silver Chariot is none other than the Stand's master himself, Jean Pierre Polnareff! Developed under the close supervision of creator Hirohiko Araki, 16cm Polnareff is sculpted in sharp detail and features incredibly articulated joints throughout, allowing you to recreate his stylish poses and attack moves! This finished figure comes packed with 12 optional hands, two interchangeable heads, and a custom clear display base with flexible stand to assist with dynamic poses.Please note that the photos shown are of a prototype; the production version may vary. Also, figures such as this are mass produced and as a result some inconsistencies in finish and painting may occur; these are not considered manufacturer's defects. If you absolutely must have perfection, prepare to do some touch-up work on your own.

Posted 6/20/2009
Medicos May 2009 JoJo's Bizarre Adventure - Super Action Statue Hierophant Green
Price: 3,500 yen
Series: JoJo's Bizarre Adventure
Manufacturer: Medicos
Release Date: May 2009
Type: Action Figure
Description: Noriaki Kakyoin's long-range Stand, Hierophant Green is another popular character from 'JoJo's Bizarre Adventure' to receive Medicos' coveted Super Action Statue treatment, and accurately represented from the shiny emerald green finish to the sharp melon texture throughout his body! Developed under the close supervision of creator Hirohiko Araki, 16cm Stand is sculpted in sharp detail and features incredibly articulated joints throughout, allowing you to recreate his stylish poses and attack moves! This finished figure comes packed with six optional hands, three types of onomatopoetic sound effects represented in Japanese text, and a custom clear display base with flexible stand to assist with dynamic poses.Please note that the photos shown are of a prototype; the production version may vary. Also, figures such as this are mass produced and as a result some inconsistencies in finish and painting may occur; these are not considered manufacturer's defects. If you absolutely must have perfection, prepare to do some touch-up work on your own.

Posted 6/20/2009
Medicos 2008 July Super Figure Art Collection Jojo's Bizarre Adventure Kuujyou Jyoutarou PVc
Super Figure Art Collection Jojo`s <b>Biz</b>arre Adventure Kuujyou Jyoutarou (PVC Figure)
Item name : Super Figure Art Collection Jojo`s Bizarre Adventure Kuujyou Jyoutarou (PVC Figure)
Manufacturer : Medicos Entertainment
Scale : Non
Material : PVC ABS
Producer : Progress
Series : Super Figure Art Collection
Original : Jojo`s Bizarre Adventure
Release Date : Early Jun., 2008
Regular Price : 5,800 yen  about 63.96 USD  45.5 Euros
Posted 7/26/2008
Medicos 2008 June JoJo's Bizarre Adventure - Chozou Art Collection: Jotaro Kujo
Price: 5,800 yen
Series: JoJo's Bizarre Adventure
Manufacturer: Medicos
Release Date: Jun 2008
Type: Completed Fixed-Pose Figure
Description: From Part 3 of 'JoJo's Bizarre Adventure,' Jotaro Kujo commands the spotlight as the second offering in Medicos' Chozou ('Super Statue') Art Collection series! This sharply detailed and well-shaded statue is made of PVC and ABS, and measures 14cm tall atop a base from which Star Platinum's fists are emerging. Sure to stand out in any collection! Please note that figures such as this are mass produced and as a result some inconsistencies in finish and painting may occur; these are not considered manufacturer's defects. If you absolutely must have perfection, prepare to do some touch-up work on your own.

Posted 7/26/2008
Medicos Nov 2007 JoJo's Bizarre Adventure - Chozou Art Collection: Jonathan Joestar
Price: 9,800 yen
Series: JoJo's Bizarre Adventure
Manufacturer: Medicos
Release Date: Nov 2007
Type: Completed Fixed-Pose Figure
Description: Starting off Medicos' new Chozou (Super Statue) Art Collection series is the very colorful Jonathan Joestar from 'JoJo's Bizarre Adventure,' now immortalized in stunning detail as this 25cm PVC and ABS statue! Painted with uncommonly good shading and highlighting effects that bring out the bright colors of his outfit, this gorgeous statue will be the perfect centerpiece display in any 'JoJo's Bizarre Adventure' fan's collection! Please note that figures such as this are mass produced and as a result some inconsistencies in finish and painting may occur; these are not considered manufacturer's defects. If you absolutely must have perfection, prepare to do some touch-up work on your own.

Posted 12/8/2007
Medicos Entertainment Dec 2007 Jojo`s Bizarre Adventure - Jonathan Joester Hirohiko Araki Supervision Special Color Ver. PVC
Jonathan Joester Hirohiko Araki Supervision Special Color Ver. (Completed Figure)
Item name : Jonathan Joester Hirohiko Araki Supervision Special Color Ver. (Completed Figure)
Manufacturer : Medicos Entertainment
Scale : Non
Material : PVC ABS
Producer : *Urabe Katsumi Zokei Kobo
Original : Jojo`s Bizarre Adventure
Release Date : Late Dec
Regular Price : 9,800 yen
Posted 11/17/2007
DC Direct Aug 2007 Wizard World Convention - 13" Deluxe Green Arrow & Bizarro Figures

Here is a look at two upcoming 13' Deluxe figures from DC Direct. Green Arrow and Bizarro. Both were on display at the DC Direct booth at the Wizard World Chicago convention.

 
Posted 8/11/2007
Medicos Entertainment Nov 2007 Jojo`s Bizarre Adventure - Jonathan Joester Bust PVC
Jonathan Joester (Completed Figure)
Item name : Jonathan Joester (Completed Figure)
Manufacturer : Medicos Entertainment
Scale : Non
Material : PVC ABS
Original : Jojo`s Bizarre Adventure
Release Date : Mid Nov
Regular Price : 9,800 yen
Posted 7/21/2007
RC2 Corp July 2007 Suit targets makers of Thomas train toys - Bizjournals.com

A Birmingham law firm is suing the maker of Thomas train toys in a class-action lawsuit claiming RC2 Corp. in Illinois committed negligence and fraud for selling toys that were made with lead paint by a factory in China.
The firm Whatley, Drake & Kallas LLC filed the suit for an Alabama mother of two children who is seeking regular medical monitoring for her six year old and toddler - and other children who played with the toys - to 'detect and prevent serious physical harm associated with lead poisoning.'
RC2 Corp. recalled various Thomas & Friends wooden railway toys June 13 after discovering a lead-based paint was used. The company, in a news release, said they understood their customers' concerns and were 'dedicated to safeguarding your children and that trust.' The company also planned to conduct an investigation to review how it happened and prevent a future problem.
RC2 said it determined the surface paints on the recalled products, which were made from Jan. 1, 2005 until the June 13 recall, did contain lead, which it added 'is toxic if ingested by young children and can cause adverse health effects.' The company urged consumers to 'take the recalled toys away from young children immediately.'
RC2, based in Oak Brook, Ill., estimated about 1.5 million railway toys made in a factory in Dongguan City, China, have been contaminated. The company distributes to about 25,000 retail stores, including Toys 'R' Us and Wal-Mart.
Posted 7/5/2007
Toy Biz 2007 Spider-Man toys and profits

Master toy licensee Toy Biz alone did $100 million in wholesale business with movie-related playthings for the 2002 first Spider-Man flick, then $175 million with toy tie-ins to 2004's 'Spider-Man 2.'
Even bigger things are expected with the merchandise for 'Spider-Man 3' to match the film's lavish production (rumored cost: almost $300 million) and pumped-up drama.
This time, our superhero is almost overmatched by arch rivals Venom and the shape-shifting Sandman. And Peter/Spidey also suffers internal ego struggles between his traditional red-suited self and a new, cockier, black-garbed persona.
Let's turn our bug-eyed glare on some of the coolest new Spidey-themed gizmos - the webs gadget-makers have spun to entangle us in the action and let us grab a bite of the Spider-Man.
THIS SPUD'S FOR YOU: Hasbro has taken over as master toy licensee for the Spider-Man franchise (a contract that cost them $205 million). So you better believe the toy maker will be working the franchise every way but loose - from a 'Spider-Man 3'-themed Nerf football (at least the webbing adds grip) to a 'Spider-Man 3' edition of Monopoly.
Even Hasbro/Playskool's iconic Mr. Potato Head has been made over in webbed garb as Spider-Man & Friends Spider Spud ($9.99), with the usual mix-'n'-match fun of ears, eyes, nose and glasses that turn him from super spud to mild-mannered Peter Parker Potato.
I'll bet half the people who buy this goofy toy never take it out of the package - it's cuter and lots more collectible that way.
Ditto for Spi-Dog, $34.99 from Hasbro-brand Tiger Electronics, a version of the i-Dog Interactive music companion that was such a big hit last holiday season, now in a red-webbed plastic skin.
The dog still moves and grooves, lighting up and barking music (through a small, built-in speaker) when he's connected to an iPod or any other music player. Spi-Dog will surely dress up your desk, but be sure to keep him on a short leash.
PUMPED UP: I wasn't able to soar from building to building, but this product tester did have fun decorating the neighborhood with arachnid-like constructions using the 'Spider-Man 3' Deluxe Spinning Web Blaster ($24.99).
Intended to be strapped to the wrists of those age 5 and up, the motorized, battery-operated toy spits out spirals of water or quick-hardening web fluid that looks suspiciously like Silly String.
Hasbro will clean up (and so will you) if this plaything catches on big, as refills cost $5.99 a cannister.
SNOOZE PATROL: Even tiny tots can get bitten by the bug. Cuddly Super Pal Spider-Man ($29.99, for ages 18 months to 3 years) has a dual nature, controlled by mom or dad. During the daytime, he'll say fun phrases when you press his chest and make web slinging sounds when his hand is squeezed. When it's bedtime, switch him to nighttime mode, pull out his web blankie (!) and the little guy will quiet down and 'fall asleep' within a minute as he cuddles with your kid.
Posted 5/5/2007
Toy Biz 2006 Marvel Legends - The Wasp Red Variant - Comic Book Bin

The Wasp Red Variant
Comic Book Bin, Canada -
Toy biz decided to follow suit and create three different versions of the Wasp for collectors to own. The standard version is the one that sports her ...
Posted 5/5/2007
Toy Biz 2007 Fantastic Four movie toys - Action Figures Series 5 and 6

TOY BIZ FANTASTIC FOUR MOVIE FIGURES
Get ready to see some more Fantastic Four movie figures on shelves soon…from Toy Biz. You see, wave 5 and 6 of Toy Biz’s movie line were only released internationally and only a handful ever made it back to the states on the secondary market. Of particular interest are the two new characters in those waves (neither of which were actually in the movie): Smash Attack Doombot and Flying Annihilus! We’ve heard from Toy Biz that these two waves are being released in the states as close-out items, so keep an eye out on your store runs—especially since that Doombot sells for $90 online!

The complete list of figures:

Series 5
Power Punch Thing
Fire Blast Human Torch
Rubberized Mr. Fantastic
Electro-Shock Dr. Doom
Smash Attack Doombot

Series 6
Mr. Fantastic (this one sports hammer-like fists)
Combo Punch Thing
Extreme Human Torch
Flying Annihilus
Posted 4/7/2007 by  Wizarduniverse.com 
Toy Biz Marvel Legends - Age of Apocalypse Sabretooth - Review
Age of Apocalypse Sabretooth
By Hervé St-Louis
Mar 19, 2007 - 12:08:07 AM

 

In the alternate Age of Apocalypse Marvel universe, Sabertooth is a hero working with the X-Men after rebelling from Apocalypse. Gentler than the regular version of Sabertooth, this version possesses similar powers.

Likeness
 
The hair colour, in the comic books, is blonder rather than the brown hue used on the action figure. His collar and wrists’ pads are coloured differently in many comic books. Here, he they are metallic grey. The character’s face also looks meaner and more feral than in the comic books. He looks far more like a villain than a hero. Small details like his belt buckle are missing.

Sculpt

This is not a fun action figure. He doesn’t scream “pick me up” when put on a shelf. He looks stiff and his fingers more akin with someone afflicted by arthritis than clawlike. His big biceps make him look like an overweight wrestler instead of a fierce fighter. Finally, the ugly facial and big eyes make him look cartoony. It’s hard to take this guy seriously as a villain. The only remarkable things about this figure are the metallic texture on his cuffs and collar.

Paint

The paint scheme is decent with some highlights in Sabertooth’s hair. His boots have a leather like feel instead of making the figure stark yellow, the designers chose a darker beige tone to make him more realistic. On my action figure, Sabertooth’s bearded chin is not painted at all. The red highlights on his arms, instead of adding some toning to his flesh, make him look like he had sun burns.

Posted 3/22/2007
Toy Biz Marvel Legends - Thorbuster Iron Man Variant - review


Thorbuster Iron Man Variant
Comic Book Bin, Canada - Mar 19, 2007
The Destoryer is a creation of Stan Lee & Jack Kirby.  He was first introduced in 1965, in Journey Into Mystery #118.  The Destroyer, Odin's protective construct against the forces of the Celestial, was created to be a near unstoppable test for Thor.  This walking suit of magical armor has remained one of the durable opponents in the Marvel Universe.

Likeness

This version fo the Destroyer is a mixture of Jack Kirby's original design with the streamlined body found when Iron Man wore armor based on the Destroyer.  This version of the Destoryer is reminscent of what was seen when Thor became the Lord of Earth.

Plastic

The plastic used on is very solid.  The only soft parts on the figure is the neck guard that rests on the top of his chest.  My standard mode of operations is to drop my figures off of a shelf or a table to see how they stand up to the damage.  After the trouble I have had with certain figures recently, I just had to put him to the test.   I was happy to see him survive the outcome with no damage to the body or harm done to his articulation.  (See my toy blog for more details on my action figure woes).   I could swear that my Destroyer looked at me after I dropped him to the floor as if to say. 'Human, is that all you got?'

Package

The Destroyer is a typical Toy Biz Marvel Legends, so that means the clamshell packaging.  I like the clamshell because it is protective to the figure and the accessories, although you need a scissor or knife to open it.   Since the Detroyer is a variant version of Thor-Buster Iron-Man, you get to see the Destoyer's likeness on the cover isnstead of ANOHER version of Iron-Man.

However, on the back of the card on the clamshell, there is a plus.  I don't know if they did this for the Spider Woman 2 variant, but for the Destroyer variant of Thorbuster Iron-Man they gave him a brand new and completely different bio/ history legend for the character.  Normally all variants are subject to the same bio readout even if they are different characters.   (Ex.: Baron Strucker, Genis-Vell, Dark Phoenix).  Since I did not read the back of the Julia Carpenter variant, I don't know if it is the same as Jessica Drew's.  I will say that I was thrilled to read the way they described the history of the Destroyer.  That was a pleasant surprise from Toy Biz, I just wish they had a chance to continue thrilling me.  Hey Hasbro, you guys better be good!!!

Posted 3/22/2007
Toy Biz 2007 Looking back at Marvel Legends' Build-a-Figures

Marvel Legends' Build-A-Figures:
The first eight waves of super-poseable Marvel Legends toys were awesome. But Series 9? That wave was awesomer. That’s where Toy Biz introduced the build-a-figure (“BAF”) concept—giving each figure in the wave a piece of a larger figure to create. The innovation was a success, spawning imitators across the board. Dan Slott, action figure aficionado (“much to my girlfriend’s dismay”) and writer of She-Hulk, talked to ToyFare about these larger-than-usual Legends.
 
Galactus
Series 9 (Toy Biz), 2005, $50
Since his first appearance in Fantastic Four # 48 in 1966, the giant planet-eater called Galactus has appeared at various heights. While he would probably need to be human-sized to be truly in-scale to the rest of the Marvel Legends line, the toy’s 16 inches (counting his helmet) are pretty impressive and a fine alternative to us dressing up like Galactus.
SENTINEL
Series 10 (Toy Biz), 2005, $45
A few moments of a Sentinel head flung to the Danger Room floor in the last X-Men movie is not enough for Sentinel fans. Luckily, these government-built robo-racists were made available as a six-part, 16-inch Sentinel figure, so fans could re-create the robots’ first appearance in X-Men #14 in 1965.
APOCALYPSE
Series 12 (Toy Biz), 2006, blue $40, black $50
Ol’ Blue Lips has been around for several thousand years, though he only debuted in 1986’s X-Factor #5. The shape-shifter got a 6-inch figure in Series 7, but his 14-inch BAF shows his ability to change size at will. He’s also available in two different color schemes, going from all-blue to blue-and-black halfway through the line’s run.

ONSLAUGHT
Series 13 (Toy Biz), 2006, $35
To make the all-villains wave of Legends special, Toy Biz made the BAF this evil brainchild (literally) of Xavier and Magneto from 1996’s Onslaught event. He was supposed to be larger, but rising plastic costs caused him to clock in at a less-sizable 8 inches. While disappointing, it wasn’t nearly as bad as the “Heroes Reborn” comic universe the crossover spawned.
GIANT-MAN
Wal-Mart Wave (Toy Biz), 2006, $60
Scientist Hank Pym first turned into Giant-Man in Tales to Astonish #49 in 1963 and has gone back and forth with the identity over the years, also playing Ant-Man, Yellowjacket and Goliath. The Giant-Man toy, however, is unique in that it was the first exclusive build-a-figure (to Wal-Mart) and it was divided into 10 pieces, a departure from the usual six. Fully assembled, he stands 14 inches tall.
MOJO
Series 14 (Toy Biz), 2006, $35
This blubbery, cross-dimensional TV programmer has been a thorn in the flesh of the X-Men since Longshot #3 in 1985. Even smaller than Onslaught, Mojo checks in at under 8 inches. That’s not much bigger than regular Legends, but we’re pretty sure the fat bastard still wouldn’t have fit on a blister card.
M.O.D.O.K.
Series 15 (Toy Biz), 2006, $45
The Mental Organism Designed Only for Killing first appeared in Tales of Suspense #94 in 1967 and has had a big head about it ever since. (Zing!) At 8 inches tall, his toy is smaller than other BAFs, but the popular (and bulky) leader of Advanced Idea Mechanics and perennial Captain America villain is still a must-have for collectors.
ANNIHILUS
Series 1 (Hasbro), 2007, $55
The bug god of the Negative Zone has been cutting loose since Fantastic Four Annual #6 in 1968, but 2006 was the year he invaded our universe and killed cosmic superhero Quasar in the Annihilation miniseries. Perhaps the shortest of the build-a-figures so far, his massive wingspan more than makes up for his 7-inch height.
Posted 3/17/2007 by  Wizarduniverse.com 
Toy biz now a house of no fun - New York Daily News

Toy biz now a house of no fun
New York Daily News, NY -
BY WILLIAM SHERMAN. For Harvey Greenfield, who makes stuffed animals for a living, last week's Toy Fair was hardly fun and games. ...
Published 2/24/2007
Mattel Dec 2006 Mattel licenses Barbie for Emerson Radio electronics line - Bizjournals.com

Mattel licenses Barbie for Emerson Radio electronics line
Bizjournals.com, NC -

Mattel Inc. and Emerson Radio Corp. have started a new licensing partnership where Emerson will produce a line of Barbie Real Electronics, the companies said Wednesday.
The companies will launch the new line at the International Consumer Electronics show in January 2007, and they will be available in spring 2007. It will include the Tune Blossom personal CD player, the Hour Garden talking alarm clock with night light, the Bloombox portable CD player and a 13 inch television with digital tuner and a matching DVD player.  
The line is designed for girls 4-8 years old and features a Barbie pink style. Items also include a 'gemstone' fun button featuring Barbie-themed play experiences.
Parsippany, N.J.-based Emerson Radio Corp. (AMEX: MSN) designs, markets and licenses lines of televisions and other video products, microwaves, clocks, radios, audio and home theater products.
El Segundo-based Mattel (NYSE: MAT) is the world's largest toy maker. Its brands include Barbie, Hot Wheels and Fisher-Price.

 
Posted 12/17/2006
Toy Biz Dec 2006 Marvel Legends Young Avengers Pack

Here are the packs of the Marvel super heroes made by Toybiz ! Here are : Iron Lad, Patriot, Asgardian and Hulkling from Young Avengers ! Note that this pack is delivered with a comic book ! Articulated plastic figurines delivered with presentation bases and accessories. Delivered in a window box.

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Posted 12/9/2006
Toy Biz Dec 2006 Marvel Legends Monsters Pack
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Here are the packs of the Marvel super heroes made by Toybiz ! Here are : Zombie, Frankenstein, Werewolf by Night & Dracula from Monsters ! Note that this pack is delivered with a special poster book ! Articulated plastic figurines delivered with presentation bases. Delivered in a window box. .
Posted 12/9/2006
Toy Biz Dec 2006 Marvel Marsterworks 1 The Fantastic Four Meet The Mole Man

Here are the dioramas of the Marvel super heroes made by Toybiz ! Here these marvellous dioramas based on the mythical scenes. Note that this diorama is delivered with a comic book ! Plastic figurines delivered with presentation base. Delivered in a window box.

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Toy Biz Dec 2006 Marvel Marsterworks 1 The Battle For Gwen Stacey

Here are the dioramas of the Marvel super heroes made by Toybiz ! Here these marvellous dioramas based on the mythical scenes. Note that this diorama is delivered with a comic book ! Plastic figurines delivered with presentation base. Delivered in a window box.

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Posted 12/9/2006
Toy Biz SPIDERMAN ATTACK FLIP 'N TRAP PLAY SET


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Posted 12/1/2006
Welcome to the twisted, funny and bizarre world of urban vinyl toys.

Gloomy Bear is soooo cute. Not just cute, but fuckin' cute, Pokémon cute, the kind of wide-eyed, cheek-pinchy cute that makes your teeth ache from the sheer sweetness. That is, until you notice the blood dripping from his claws.
A sort of homicidal, bloodthirsty version of Hello Kitty, Gloomy Bear doesn't frolic in meadows or shoot rainbows from his eyes — he likes bashing human brains and indulging in mass-killing sprees. These urges are depicted in a series of small vinyl toys (with severed animal heads resting at his pink feet).
Welcome to the twisted, funny and bizarre world of urban vinyl toys.
A burgeoning pop phenom, urban vinyl toys have taken off on the coasts, and are beginning to trickle into the Midwest. A combination of low-brow art, anime sensibilities and comic book/action figure collectibles, the trend started with Hong Kong artist Michael Lau in the late '90s when he took a series of G.I. Joe action figures from 'toy' to 'art' by customizing them. Since then, urban vinyl toy stores have sprung up in New York City and San Francisco, and the playthings have found their way into workaday cubicles around the globe. Many of the toy designers are graffiti artists with ties to hip hop, hence the 'urban' tag.
Detroit had its taste of urban vinyl mania with C-Pop's Vinyl Klash exhibit in April last year (see 'Toys are Us,' Metro Times, March 30, 2005), but now we're getting even more: Collector and entrepreneur Chris Ramos recently founded his own vinyl toy e-store, The Banana Lab (www.thebananalab.com). A music and art lover (he's a self-professed art school dropout), Ramos began collecting the toys last year and saw an opening in his hometown market. Though his business is solely an online entity, he's hoping to quickly create a physical store for his merchandise.
'I want to take the funds I'm making and put that money into Detroit,' the boyish, 25-year-old Ramos says. 'Hopefully it'll blow up.'
To launch his new venture, Ramos put together a vinyl toy art show called Urban Art Experiements, which debuts this Saturday. With help from his friend, artist Tony 'Shades' Agee, Ramos distributed a blank vinyl toy to a roster of Detroit multimedia artists — C-Pop impresario Tom Thewes, superstar Glen Barr, clothing designer and diva Ziam, tattoo artist Mark Heggie — and invited them to do what they will.
'There's a huge demographic,' Ramos says of urban vinyl collectors. In his backward baseball cap, Ramos is easygoing and playful, just like his wares. 'They're bright and colorful, so they do appeal to a lot of people, from 30- and 40-year-olds putting them in their offices, to the hip-hop and skateboard kids.'
Most toys are compact, ranging from 3 to 9 inches in height. Though they're usually released as a limited-edition run, the figures are fairly reasonably priced: most of the offerings on Ramos' site range from $5 to $30. But the price skyrockets if a toy is rare and in demand — a single vinyl piece of joy can go for hundreds of dollars.
An essential element to the genre is the 'double-take factor,' like the Gloomy Bear. Kid Robot (kidrobot.com) is a producer of vinyl toys and purveyor of the popular Dunny series: a vinyl bunny rabbit that runs the cute-to-morbid gamut. Among Banana Lab's Dunny offerings is the bloody Red Rum Dunny, who chomps a cigar through his menacing grin and, frighteningly and inexplicably, bears a blood-spattered banana.
But is it a toy? Or is it art? Ramos offers up an explanation. 'It's reminiscent of Beanie Babies ... except it's fuckin' art, man.'
Posted 11/15/2006
Toy Biz 2006 Spider-Man Classics Line -Assort 18 - The Shocker - Comic Book Bin
While browsing inside the local Target, I found a bunch of new figures from Spider-Man Classics line. Assortment 18 comes with such characters as the 'House of M' version of Spidey and the Stealth Venom, but What I was really looking for were the Shocker and Mad Jack. It is a good feeling to find toys that you are looking for and to have them freshly displayed so you can buy them before all the other toy hunters get in your way.

The Shocker

This is not your father's Shocker. The last time Toy Biz made a Shocker action figure was in the mid-nineties and he was based on the original artwork of John Romita Senior. This version is an up-date where he is clad more in leather than in spandex and he even looks more menacing than ever, I have not seen this version in comics but he looks really good. (This could be a combination of the original meeting the Ultimate version). Due to the missile firing mechanism that he has in both arms, the Shocker does not have elbow joints or even wrist movements, but he does not suffer from the 360 degrees-only, arm syndrome that Hydro-Man has. That means that even though the Shocker can shoot off to projectiles from his foremarms, he was not built to have limited mobility at his shoulder joints. However, he still gets the swivel and pin movements at the shoulder and has about 27 points of articulation altogether, so you can still pose him in a variety of ways.
Posted 11/13/2006
Inuyasha DS RPG Announced - GameDAILY BIZ

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Inuyasha DS RPG Announced
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Namco Bandai Games today announced Inuyasha: Secret of the Divine Jewel. This RPG will release on the DS and features an original ...
Namco Bandai Games Announces Inuyasha: Secret of the Divine Jewel ...
Namco/Bandai Bringing Inuyasha RPG to DS
Inuyasha DS RPG Announced
Published 11/10/2006
Toy Biz Oct 2006 - Marvel Legends - House of M Gift Pack
The Avengers and the X-Men are faced with a common foe that becomes their greatest threat: Wanda Maximoff.
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Posted 10/26/2006 by  Superhero Times 
Special: Gitaroo Man Creator On The State Of The Japanese Game Biz - Gamasutra

Special: Gitaroo Man Creator On The State Of The Japanese Game Biz
Gamasutra, CA -
... the Xbox in Japan, an Asian-specific PSP interactive music title named Rain: Wonder Trip, and even an arcade prototype for a Gundam Pilot Academy from Banpresto ...
Published 9/21/2006
Jojo's Bizarre Adventures Movie Announced
Looks like Jojo's Bizarre Adventures is getting itself a movie. The movie in question will be part of the 25th Anniversary celebration that's going on right now to celebrate the Bizarre Adventures manga being released all those years ago. The celebration, or project I guess I should say, is called Jojo's Bizarre Adventures: Phantom Blood [...>
Published 9/13/2006
Naruto a Top Seller? Believe it! - GameDAILY BIZ

Naruto a Top Seller? Believe it!
GameDAILY BIZ -
... Namco Bandai talks to us about the company's first Naruto game in the US. If you've never heard of Naruto, then it's time to stand up and take notice. ...
Published 8/31/2006
LOOKING AT TOY BIZ' TNA TOY LINE - Pro Wrestling Insider - Xtra

LOOKING AT TOY BIZ' TNA TOY LINE
Pro Wrestling Insider - Xtra, NJ -
... It’s cool. I wish TNA and Toy Biz all the best, and as a collector I can’t wait to grab up some of the new releases for a few dream matches. ...
Published 7/24/2006
Mattel to make hybrid video gaming system - Bizjournals.com

Mattel to make hybrid video gaming system
Bizjournals.com, NC -
Mattel will release a hybrid video game system called HyperScan that combines card collecting and video game playing this fall, the company said Thursday. ...
Mattel Goes After Video Games And Collectible Cards
Mattel unveils HyperScan game system for tweens
Boys Just Want to Have Fun
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Published 7/22/2006
Amazon.com launches own toy store after Toys 'R' Us tiff - Bizjournals.com


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Amazon.com launches own toy store after Toys 'R' Us tiff
Bizjournals.com, NC -
... selling Web site. Officials at Amazon.com said its toy site will carry such toy brands as Fisher-Price, Hasbro, Lego and Mattel.
Expanded toy, baby offerings on Amazon
New toy, baby stores at Amazon
Published 7/6/2006
Toy biz hopes ride on ‘Cars’ - Kansas City Star

Toy biz hopes ride on ‘Cars’
Kansas City Star, MO -
Disney-Pixar’s animated film leads a crowded field of movies that have toy store tie-ins. By SARAH RABIL. The toy industry hopes ...
Published 6/14/2006
The Biz: BK Puts Bratz' Genie In A Bag; Sprite Finds Lost Partner? - Brandweek Magazine

The Biz: BK Puts Bratz' Genie In A Bag; Sprite Finds Lost Partner?
Brandweek Magazine, NY -
On May 22, more than 7,000 Burger King restaurants throughout the country will uncork a Kids Meal program tied to MGA Entertainment's Bratz Genie Magic fashion ...
Published 5/15/2006
Monopoly seeks Denver landmark for game board - Bizjournals.com

Monopoly seeks Denver landmark for game board
Bizjournals.com, NC -
Toy giant Hasbro Inc. ... Rhode Island-based Hasbro (NYSE: HAS) has picked three landmarks from Denver -- the Red Rocks Ampitheatre, Larimer Square and LoDo. ...
Help Pick Denver's Landmark On New Monopoly Board
Published 4/25/2006
McDonald's serves up new salad, get-fit Happy Meal - Bizjournals.com

McDonald's serves up new salad, get-fit Happy Meal
Bizjournals.com, NC -
Trying to help the adult population get fit and improve its sales at the same time, McDonald's Tuesday announced its new Go Active! Happy Meal. ...
Published 4/22/2006
McDonald's launches new salad, get-fit Happy Meal - Bizjournals.com


Hispanic PR Wire (press release)
McDonald's launches new salad, get-fit Happy Meal
Bizjournals.com, NC -
Trying to help the adult population get fit and improve its sales at the same time, McDonald's Tuesday announced the Go Active! Happy Meal. ...
Exercise DVD offered
Portland firm adds fitness DVDs to McDonald's healthy meals
McDonald's Partners With Fitness Company
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Published 4/19/2006
Mattel and Universal ink DVD pact - Bizjournals.com

Mattel and Universal ink DVD pact
Bizjournals.com, NC -
Mattel Inc. and Universal Home Entertainment are rolling out a new line of DVDs featuring Mattel dolls Barbie and Polly Pocket. ...
Published 4/15/2006
The Biz: BK Is Foster's QSR Home; Red Bull Really Wants To Direct - Brandweek Magazine

The Biz: BK Is Foster's QSR Home; Red Bull Really Wants To Direct
Brandweek Magazine, NY -
CARTOON Network is building a foundation for Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends, beginning with a Burger King Kids Meal. "This ...
Published 4/10/2006
Microsoft pledges to triple Xbox 360 software support in Japan - GamesIndustry.biz


Playfuls.com
Microsoft pledges to triple Xbox 360 software support in Japan
GamesIndustry.biz, UK -
... Bandai Namco had two new titles to announce, in the form of Zegapain XOR, an adventure / shoot 'em up title, and Culdcept Saga, a Live-enabled game which ...
Microsoft "Confident" Xbox 360 Will Succeed in Japan
Microsoft renews commitment to Xbox 360 in Japan
Microsoft lays out Japanese game plan
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Published 4/7/2006
San Mateo's YouTube raises $8M, inks 'Star Trek' deal - Bizjournals.com

San Mateo's YouTube raises $8M, inks 'Star Trek' deal
Bizjournals.com, NC -
... The clips use stop-motion animation of Star Trek action figures and promote 'Star Trek 2.0', which will air on G4 starting April 10. ...
G4 and YouTube Form Strategic Alliance, Beginning With Exclusive ...
Posted 4/6/2006
IGF Awards winner Darwinia heads to US retail - GamesIndustry.biz

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IGF Awards winner Darwinia heads to US retail
GamesIndustry.biz, UK -
... everyone.'. The game is scheduled for a retail release in June, priced at USD 29.99 and including an exclusive poster and action-figure. ...
Darwinia Gets Retail Support
Posted 4/5/2006
Namco Bandai Concurrently Fast and Furious - GameDAILY BIZ


Playfuls.com
Namco Bandai Concurrently Fast and Furious
GameDAILY BIZ -
Namco Bandai today announced an agreement with Universal Studios Consumer Products Group. Namco ... "Namco Bandai Games America Inc. is ...
The Fast and the Furious game to be released in summer
The Fast and the Furious Returns
The Fast And The Furious Gets In The Game
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Published 4/5/2006
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China's burgeoning toy industry will be better regulated as the nation's compulsory certification system for toy products moves into full swing, senior certification officials said.
Posted 4/1/2006
Bizarro issues challenge to archrival, Man of Steel - Washington Times

Bizarro issues challenge to archrival, Man of Steel
Washington Times, DC -
Thanks to the proliferation of film, comic-book and cartoon characters, companies are bombarding consumers with an incredible selection of action figures. ...
Published 4/1/2006
The Biz: Spotted: Owl Marketing For NLC; Moms Aid Mattel's ... - Brandweek Magazine

The Biz: Spotted: Owl Marketing For NLC; Moms Aid Mattel's ...
Brandweek Magazine, NY -
... To build Barbie buzz for a new line of dolls, Mattel is teaming with Web site Modern Mom for play parties for girls and their friends. ...
Published 3/28/2006
On the Horizon: Upcoming MMOs - GameDAILY BIZ Published 3/25/2006
Interview: Ace Combat Zero - GameDAILY BIZ Published 3/24/2006
Glu Mobile Gets Transformers License - GameDAILY BIZ Published 3/21/2006
Namco Bandai: PS3 Spring Launch 'Impossible' - GameDAILY BIZ Published 3/20/2006
Toy Fair 2006: Toy Biz - Now Playing Magazine Published 3/19/2006
Bratz inspire fashion line - Bizjournals.com Published 3/19/2006
Spring launch for PS3 is "impossible" - Namco Bandai boss - GamesIndustry.biz Posted 3/19/2006
Winter Park retailer belies standard comics fare (BizJournals) Posted 3/13/2006
Toy Fair 2006: Toy Biz (Comics2Film) Posted 2/24/2006
Toy Fair 2006: Toy Biz (Comics2Film) Posted 2/24/2006
Toy Fair 2006: Toy Biz - Now Playing Magazine Published 2/22/2006
Toy biz sees the big picture at N.Y. fair (Reuters via Yahoo! News) Posted 2/13/2006
Toy biz sees the big picture at N.Y. fair Published 2/13/2006 by  Reuters 
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