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Kotobukiya May 2008 Evangelion New Theatre version Nagisa Kaoru

Evangelion New Theatre version Nagisa Kaoru (PVC Figure)  Restock Item
Evangelion <b>New</b> Theatre version Nagisa Kaoru (PVC Figure)
Manufacturer : Kotobukiya
Scale : Non
Producer : Tatsumaki
Original : Evangelion
Release Date : Mid May., 2008
Regular Price : 4,800 yen  about 50.3 USD
Posted 7/26/2009
New Line Feb 2009 Ikki Tousen -Great Guardians - anu Unchou School Swimsuit Ver. (PVC Figure) 1/7

Kanu Unchou School Swimsuit Ver. (Irisawa Limited White Color Ver.) (PVC Figure)  Restock Item
Kanu Unchou School Swimsuit Ver. (Irisawa Limited White Color Ver.) (PVC Figure)
Manufacturer : New Line
Scale : 1/7
Material : PVC
Producer : Goemon
Original : Ikki Tousen -Great Guardians-
Release Date : Early Feb., 2009
Regular Price : 7,800 yen  about 81.74 USD
Posted 7/26/2009
Mattel July 2009 SDCC news

The Dark Knight Movie Masters are coming on Mattycollector.com once a month, starting with Jailhouse Joker, Prototype suit Batman in October, Harvey Dent in November, and brand new Jail Joker in December, Arkham Asyslum Scarecrow, Battle damaged Batman and Two Face.

Action League has a new line starting this month with a huge variety of mini 2-packs.

Great Adventure 2packs are also coming, including Batman and Grodd and playsets. There are mission Playsets, which include Plastic Man and a terrordactyl. Clock King and other brand new figures are coming. There are deluxe figures in this line and small mini-vehicles. There is a transforming Batmobile that transforms from car to aircraft with a push of a button.

There is another Plastic Man for this line that will come with a DVD for the line.

Super Friends has vehicles and figures planned for 2009, some exclusive to Toys R Us. One of the mini-vehicles will feature Green Lantern, for the first time. There is a Joker's Funhouse playset coming at the end of the year.

Justice League Unlimited continues through the year at Target and at Mattycollector. Fate of the line is in the hands of the fans. There are plans for international 3-packs and singles at non-Target stores. Most characters will have 5 points of articulation.
Aquaman, Deadshot, Black Batman, Superman Red and Blue with red Kryptonite. Hawkman, Martian Manhunter, new Captain Atom, Hawkgirl and Firestorm will finish out 2009.

3-packs: Apache, Black vulcan and Samurai; Plastic Man, Cyborg and brighter Mister Miracle; Silver Banshee, Superman and Metallo; Flash, Captain Cold, Captain Boomerang. 6-packs, Supergirl, Mr. Terrifc, Obsidian, Superman, Elongated Man, Hourman.
Calypso, Hawkgirl, Green Lantern, Superman, Flash and Wonder Woman.
Batman, Green Lantern, Hawkgirl, Hro Talak, Param Dul and Lt. Kragger - Thanagar theme.

Die Cast 6-packs exclusive to TRU.

Matty will have a JLU origins 3 pack on August 3. Two more four packs will be on Matty and may continue to 2010 if sales are good.

Shazam, Black Adam, Mary Marvel and the WIzard on August 17th.

Doom Patrol 4 pack is coming! So is . . the Justice Guild

DCU Infinite Heroes is coming to Walmart and Matty this fall. Mary Marvel, Firestorm, Captain Atom. There will then be re-releases Aresenal, Reverse Flash and Bizzaro. harbiniger and 2 Shadow Demons. A new Green Lantern with Star Saphire
Animal Man pack with new articulation. Batigirl, Robin and renegade Nightwing. Parrelax, John Stewart.

The previousl announced Teen Titan pack is headed to Walmart. This will be followed by two Ulmacs, Superman, Wonderomwn, Maxwell Lord and Booster Gold.

Posted 7/26/2009
Mattel July 2009 SDDC MattyCollector news

2009 SDCC Day 2: MattyCollector news:
Are you a Mattel Matty Collector? Last year at Comic-Con Matty Mattel announced a new website to sell collector toys straight to fans around the world. This year find out the latest information on your favorite Masters of the Universe Classic, Ghostbusters, DC Universe, and other exciting MattyCollector.com exclusive product for 2009 and beyond! Panel includes an insightful Q&A with Mattel toy designers Bill Benecke and Terry Higuchi, as well as Mattel marketing brand Manager Scott Neitlich (AKA 'Toy Guru') and special guests The Four Horsemen. As an extra bonus, Matty, the original Mattel Toy Guru, may even make an appearance to reveal a major announcement about a new line available nowhere else!

We will be posting updates from the panel as they happen over the course of the next hour, so be sure to refresh your browser on a regular basis. Often with these panels the information comes fast so we apologize now for any typos or miss-spellings of names that might come about during this live coverage. We will try and go back later and edit any such mistakes but want to get you the information as quickly as possible.

Available on Mattycollector.com are DC Universe, Avitar, Master of the Universe, Ghosts Busters and maybe some new lines later this year.

Bank Robber Joker, Prototypesuit Batman, Harvey Dent, Jail House Joker, Arkham Asylum Scarecrow, Solarized Batman, and Two Face will all be coming up in the 6 inch Batman Movie Masters line.

JLU Unlimited will also be available on Mattycollector, but the length of the line depends on fan interest.

DCU Classics are and will continue to be available on Matty. International shipping is available.

The World's Greatest Superhero line is also coming up. This is a recreation of the classic Mego figures from the 70's.

Matty will be carrying 12 inch Movie Masters, a new figure each quarter. Zod is up first.

Master of the Universe!
Battle stands are coming the Spring. There will be a new figure every month. With a subscription you are guaranteed to get every regular figure. There are also bonus figures that will be available from time to time but those are not included in the sbuscription.

With your subscription to Club Eternia, a $20 price, you get a special bonus figure only available to club members, as well as a specially designed map of Eternia.

Webster will be available in September. Teela is next in October. She comes with a swappable head and several accessories.

There will be a bonus figure in October - Zodak - an all new redeco, not available with the subscription.

In Novemeber - Scareglow! He glows in the dark!

For December - King Randor. Plus a bonus figure - Green Goddess, for the first time in plastic! She has a shield and staff.

Posted 7/26/2009
Nemo Publishing July 2009 New Commander X Barbary Knight Mego-style Action Figure Released

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Nemo Publishing has released its fourth action figure variant in the Commander X collection. The Commander X Barbary Knight is a limited edition, Mego-style, eight-inch collectible action figure available for sale exclusively at www.captneli.com.

Commander X is an integral character in Jay Piscopo’s all-ages graphic novel series, 'The Undersea Adventures of Capt’n Eli.' Commander X is an amnesiac who has been sent from the future to save the earth from inevitable destruction. He is a based on the Depression-era heroes of the comic book and movie serials of the 1930s. The collectible figure is created in a retro-style reminiscent of figures made by the Mego Corporation in the 1970s.

Piscopo worked with Paul Clarke, known as “Dr. Mego,” to create this collection. Other limited edition Commander X eight-inch Mego–style action figures currently available are Golden Age Commander X, 1950’s Commander X and the Western Knight. Each figure is $19.95 plus shipping.

When customers order a Commander X action figure they are automatically entered to win one of three super-limited-edition Sea Ghost action figure prototypes. The first winner will be drawn December 15, 2009 and the final two winners will be drawn July 15, 2010 and December 15, 2010. Like Commander X, Sea Ghost is a key character in the 'Capt’n Eli' graphic novel series. More details about the contest can be found at this link: http://www.captneli.com/sgcontest.php

More about 'The Undersea Adventures of Capt’n Eli':
Created in the tradition of Flash Gordon, Buck Rogers, and '20,000 Leagues Under the Sea,' 'The Undersea Adventures of Capt’n Eli' is the story of a boy with extraordinary scientific abilities and unusual ties to the sea. Written and illustrated by Jay Piscopo of Portland, Maine, Volumes 1 and 2 are available now and Volume 3 is scheduled for release late this year.

Capt'n Eli's origins are quite unique. He’s the namesake of real-life World War II veteran Eli Forsley who was also the inspiration for a line of hand-crafted sodas from Portland, Maine.
Posted 7/26/2009
Comic Con 2009 Assorted news

Various bits...
Posted 7/26/2009
New Toys R Us Superstore opening in North Riverside - Examiner.com
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New Toys R Us Superstore opening in North Riverside
Toys R Us celebrates the grand opening of its newest superstore in North Riverside, IL with a series of special events running from Friday, ...

Posted 7/26/2009
Comic Con Posts Partial List of SDCC 09 Exclusives - Newsarama

Posted 7/26/2009
Happy 30th Birthday, Happy Meal! - ABC News

Happy 30th Birthday, Happy Meal!
ABC News
Thirty years later, the McDonald's Happy Meal has become a fast-food staple that revolutionized the industry. The McDonald's meals have been entertaining ...
McDonald's(R) Unveils Happiest Cities for Families in America ...
McDonald's ranks Denver No. 6
Happy Birthday, Happy Meal (Not!)
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Posted 7/26/2009
Mattel up on earnings news, but its Barbie toys need help - BloggingStocks
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Mattel up on earnings news, but its Barbie toys need help
Mattel, Inc. (NYSE: MAT) is all about fun and games, but it doesn't play around when it competes against Hasbro, Inc. (NYSE: HAS) and JAKKS Pacific (NASDAQ: ...
Mattel 2Q Profit Up; Cost Cuts Offset Weak Sales
Mattel Q2 Profit Surges, Tops Consensus - Update

Posted 7/26/2009
Top MMA Fighters Visit JAKKS Pacific Booth at UFC Fan Expo - Action Figure Insider - Best Toy News on the Web!

Top MMA Fighters Visit JAKKS Pacific Booth at UFC Fan Expo
Action Figure Insider - Best Toy News on the Web!
Top MMA fighters, Randy Couture, Wanderlei Silva, Shogun Rua, Mike Brown and Miguel Torres visited the JAKKS Pacific booth at the UFC Fan Expo in Las Vegas ...

Posted 7/26/2009
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen: The IMAX Experience crosses ... - PR Newswire (press release)

Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen: The IMAX Experience crosses ...
PR Newswire (press release) (press release)
Based on Hasbro's Transformers(TM) Action Figures. This film has been rated PG-13 for intense sequences of sci-fi action violence, language, some crude and ...

Posted 7/26/2009
Hasbro's 'Transformers' passes $300M - Providence Business News
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Providence Business News

Hasbro's 'Transformers' passes $300M
Providence Business News
PAWTUCKET – “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen,” the new Paramount Pictures movie based on Hasbro Inc.'s toy brand, passed $300 million in ...

Posted 7/26/2009
Hasbro July 2009 Toys for the new Transformers movie are 'very movie-accurate'

Walter Mueller knows his Transformers. The 32-year-old has been collecting the robot toys for more than 20 years. He even has one of the brand's main characters, Optimus Prime, tattooed in full color on his leg. The owner of a meat-processing plant, Mueller recently traveled from his native Ontario, Canada, to Southern California to attend BotCon, the 15th annual Transformers convention, in hopes of adding to his arsenal of more than 1,000 toys. The 'Transformers' movie and its sequel have spawned dozens of new characters, while also having the effect of making the shape-shifting robots infinitely more complex than the toys that were first introduced in 1984, the year Mueller became a fan. This self-perpetuating cycle -- toys inspiring a film that inspired more sophisticated toys -- has also made the miniaturized versions 'cool again for a younger generation,' Mueller said. As the film raised the bar on the merchandise, the merchandise has responded, Mueller said. 'They're very movie-accurate,' he said. And that's by design -- literally. Screenwriters Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman went to Hasbro's 'Transformers school' to get to know the Autobots and Decepticons before crafting their story about alien robots who come to earth and befriend an American teenager. 'Even if I wasn't involved,' Orci told a crowd at BotCon, 'I'd want the toy to match the movie as much as possible.' The toy company's designers also worked hand-in-hand with director Michael Bay to ensure that the giant robot characters on screen would have matching downsized counterparts at toy stores worldwide. (Hasbro Inc. is a production partner on the picture, and its chief executive is credited as co-executive producer.) 'The movie is a challenge, but it's a good challenge,' said Hasbro senior design director Aaron Archer. 'As (Bay) has ideas and his team has ideas, we put our lore and our characters in there and mix them back and forth. Then the guys at Hasbro have to figure out how to take this awesome car image and this awesome robot image and make it move in such a way that you end up with those looks.' The big-screen 'bots are entirely computer generated. Their detailed transformations look spectacular but only exist in a digital world, making them far more complicated than their toy counterparts. A souped-up police car, for example, undergoes countless intricate, incremental changes to become the evil Decepticon Barricade. The plastic toys, however, must face the realities of 3-D physics -- and be user-friendly enough for a kid to enjoy. 'Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen,' introduces more than 25 characters to the Transformers family, including Sideswipe, a swordsmith disguised as a silver Corvette, and Soundwave, an evil cannon-wielding robot camouflaged as a spaceship.
Posted 7/26/2009
Joanna Hunkin: Which comes first, the film or the toy? - New Zealand Herald
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New Zealand Herald

Joanna Hunkin: Which comes first, the film or the toy?
New Zealand Herald
Particularly for Hasbro, the toy manufacturers behind it, and also the company behind GI Joe and the Star Wars toy collection. But at least the Transformers ...

Posted 7/26/2009
Babes, Bombs, and Blockbusters Movie News Report 07.14.09 - 411mania.com

Babes, Bombs, and Blockbusters Movie News Report 07.14.09
Mattel must be hoping that a Max Steel film will be as profitable for them as the new Transformers franchise has been for Hasbro. If we're making toy movies ...

Posted 7/26/2009
www.bigbadtoystore.com July 2009 new arrivals: GI Joe, Transformers, DC, Star Wars ...


GI JOE MOVIE 3.75' - 37 FIGURES AVAILABLE We have waves 1, 2, and 3 in stock for both Collection 1 and Collection 2 of the new GI Joe Movie figures. These waves both contain a variety of movie characters as well as a good number of old-school characters re-imagined to mesh nicely with the movie feel, yet also show their roots. (see EEL and Crimson Neo-Viper for example) Since there are so many different figures, and so many different case packs, we decided to put together a monster 'First 37 Figure Set' - this gives you one each of every figure released so far - priced at less than $9.99 per figure.

GI JOE MOVIE VEHICLES: ALPHA, BRAVO, ECHO, PIT We'll start with the relatively huge PIT playset, its not Terrordrome big, but it is one of the larger vehicle sets released in a long long time. In stock now at $114.99. The nifty SR-71 style Night Raven is available at $44.99. We have all the current Alpha and Bravo sized vehicles in stock singly or by the case

MORE GI JOE MOVIE ITEMS: Also in stock are 12' Figures, Combat Heroes 2-packs and single figure packs, Role Play, Action Battlers, children's vehicles

TAKARA - TF ALTERNITY - MEGATRON & BLACK CONVOY More cool figures from the Alternity line. The black version of the GT-R is in stock at $53.99, and Megatron shows up as a Nissan'Fairlady' Z. The Silver version of Megatron has sold out, but we do have blue available at $49.99

STAR WARS RESTOCK We've received more stock on a variety of sold out items including: Clone Turbo Tank, New Millenium Falcon, FX Lightsabers, Galactic Heroes, Titanium, Vehicle Figure Packs, Build-A-Droid, Mighty Muggs and more. T

HARRY POTTER HALF-BLOOD PRINCE 7' FIGURE SET NECA delivers the latest round of figures just in time for the release of the 6th movie - This set includes one each of Harry Potter, Mad Eye Moody, Ginny Weasley and Draco Malfoy.

GHOSTBUSTERS MINIMATES BOX SET This extremely popular set is now in stock at $13.99 - it includes key figures from the movie - the rest will follow in subsequent boxed sets. Lineup includes: Dr. Peter Venkman, Dr. Egon Spengler, Louis Tully as Gozer's dog and the possessed Dana Barrett!

STAR TREK MOVIE ENTERPRISE The balance of our order of the very cool Movie Enterprise has just arrived. Get your favorite ship here at $34.99

SUPERMAN/BATMAN SERIES 7 SET Another great looking set from DC Direct has just arrived - From the popular story arc 'Search for Kryptonite,' in which Superman and Batman attempt to rid the world of Kryptonite, this series also features Aquaman and Live Wire. The 4 figures are available now at $59.99

REVOLTECH GURREN & LAGANN The 66th figure in the Revoltech series is now available for $34.99

Posted 7/26/2009
Toys: The movie industry's new playthings

When Michael Bay, cinema’s reigning champion of vehicular carnage, thinks your idea for an explosive, special-effects-laden blockbuster is lame, you’ve got problems.
A few years ago, Bay, the director of “Armageddon,” “The Rock” and “Bad Boys,” was in his editing room when Steven Spielberg called to offer him a new project: an action movie about giant robots that metamorphose into cars, trucks and planes.
As Bay recalled in a recent interview, “I’m like, ‘OK, great, great, great.’ And I hung up the phone. And I’m like, ‘That sounds like a dumb idea.’”

What helped persuade Bay to take the first “Transformers” movie — which in 2007 took in more than $700 million worldwide at the box office, and whose sequel, “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen,” opened Wednesday — was a visit to the Pawtucket, R.I., headquarters of Hasbro, which creates the Transformers toys.
There Bay, 44, was given a thorough education on the narrative embedded in the 25-year-old toy line: a back story about warring factions of valiant Autobots and nefarious Decepticons who bring their battle to Earth from their home planet, Cybertron.
Bay was sold.
“I don’t consider this a toy,” he said. “It’s not. To me it’s the furthest thing from it. It was about the mythology and that there was a story here.”
For Hasbro, this summer will see not one but two of its most lucrative properties spun into big-budget movies. The “Transformers” sequel will be followed on Aug. 7 by a live-action adaptation of its G.I. Joe toys, called “G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra.”  The pair of films is the payoff of a strategy that the toy company has been cultivating for nearly a decade: infusing movie-friendly story lines into its popular playthings and teaching Hollywood that these stories can be translated onto cinema screens. It’s an approach that many other toymakers also are taking, unwilling to cede theater marquees to the creations of comic book publishers such as Marvel and DC.  As fans and collectors know, the Hasbro toys have histories that stretch back for decades.
The original G.I. Joe, a 12-inch-tall soldier known as “America’s moveable fighting man,” was introduced by Hasbro in 1964. After the Vietnam War, Joe’s connection to the U.S. military was played down, and in 1982 the soldier was recommissioned as a pocket-size special missions force of numerous agents. The Joe team was given a nemesis, Cobra, a ruthless terrorist organization (back when such things seemed suitable for youthful reveries).
Two years later, Hasbro imported a series of action figures created by the Japanese toy company Takara, consisting of robots that disguise themselves as vehicles and other technology, calling them Transformers.
The G.I. Joe and Transformers toys, and their comic book and cartoon spinoffs, dominated the marketplace in the 1980s. But in the 1990s, their popularity faded as children turned their attention to newer phenomena such as Pokemon and Mighty Morphin Power Rangers.
“There’s certainly a fad element to what kids are into,” said Gareb Shamus, the publisher of the collectibles magazine ToyFare. Some properties, he said, “just need to take a breather.
Posted 7/26/2009
Dynamite's Star-Studded SDCC Plans - Newsarama

Dynamite's Star-Studded SDCC Plans
Schwartz has been awarded an Emmy for his role in producing “The Batman” series for Kids WB. He has also received numerous other awards, including the ...

Posted 7/26/2009
Will the new GI Joe movie be as horrible as some speculate? - Examiner.com

Will the new GI Joe movie be as horrible as some speculate?
Will the new GI Joe film live up to the hype and fan's expectations? I don't know, but I have serious doubts as to whether this is a Joe movie that I would ...

Posted 7/26/2009
GI Joe: The Rise of Cobra - San Jose Mercury News
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GI Joe: The Rise of Cobra
San Jose Mercury News
Armed with the latest in military and spy technology, the team of elite soldiers known as GI Joe travel around the globe to wherever their services are ...
Lorrie Lynch talks with actor Dennis Quaid about his movies, his ...

Posted 7/26/2009
'Transformers' and 'GI Joe' movie tie-ins pay off in sales for Hasbro - New York Daily News
Posted 7/26/2009
Hasbro July 2009 New cable network being launched by Discovery Communications and toy giant Hasbro Inc.

Veteran kids programming executive Margaret Loesch has been tapped to run the new cable network being launched by Discovery Communications and toy giant Hasbro Inc.
LOESCHThe unnamed channel, which is set to launch late next year, has already drawn a fair amount of criticism from media watchdogs because of Hasbro's involvement. The well-regarded Loesch, who ran Fox Broadcasting's kids programming unit during its 'Mighty Morphin Power Rangers'and 'X-Men' heyday, says the channel won't be a shill for Hasbro products.
'They understand this can't be a channel devoted to toys. . . . That would not succeed,' Loesch said, adding that if Hasbro didn't embrace that, 'I would not have taken this job.'
The channel, which is taking the slot currently occupied by Discovery Kids, should launch in about 60 million homes. It will face intense competition from already-entrenched networks including Viacom's Nickelodeon, Disney's Disney Channel and its new Disney XD and Time Warner's Cartoon Network. 
Loesch, who also ran the Hallmark Channel for Crown Media and most recently has been producing movies, says that while the cable competition is intense, she is just as concerned about all the other media platforms she'll be facing off against besides traditional TV.
'When we built Fox Kids, they were primarily watching television; now we have to make sure we provide an experience on all these different platforms,' she said.
Posted 7/26/2009
New Guitar Hero 5 drums official! - Mirror.co.uk

New Guitar Hero 5 drums official!
There's no doubting the new Guitar Hero 5 drum kit makes the original look a bit, well, Fisher Price. The cymbals are now round rather than those shonky ...

Posted 7/26/2009
Mattel, Inc. - SWOT Analysis - new market report just published - PR-Inside.com (Pressemitteilung)

Mattel, Inc. - SWOT Analysis - new market report just published
PR-Inside.com (Pressemitteilung) (Pressemitteilung)
Girl, and Fisher-Price. The company also holds a licensing agreement with Walt Disney, which allows it to capitalize on classic Disney characters, ...

Posted 7/26/2009
A Fisher Price Play Weekend at Toledo Zoo - Zoo and Aquarium Visitor News
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Zoo and Aquarium Visitor News

A Fisher Price Play Weekend at Toledo Zoo
Zoo and Aquarium Visitor News
Toledo, OH - Both The Toledo Zoo and Fisher-Price have decades of experience in creating great memories for children, so it's no surprise ...

Posted 7/26/2009
Harumika Unlocks Young Girls' Self Expression - Fresh News
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Fresh News

Harumika Unlocks Young Girls' Self Expression
Fresh News
Bandai America Inc. introduces a new fashion design activity, Harumika, which allows girls to create stylish outfits using swatches of signature, ...

Posted 7/26/2009
Kotobukiya's SDCC Plans, Exclusives and Give Aways! - Action Figure Insider - Best Toy News on the Web!

Kotobukiya's SDCC Plans, Exclusives and Give Aways!
Action Figure Insider - Best Toy News on the Web!
Our friends over at Kotobukiya have sent us information on their plans for Comic Con 2009. They have a lot of give aways planned for the show, there will be ...

Posted 7/26/2009
G-Force (New York Times)
Talking guinea pigs: Juarez, voiced by Penélope Cruz, left, and Darwin, voiced by Sam Rockwell.
Posted 7/26/2009
Barbie Slinky and Mr Potato Head: new Christmas best seller toys
Barbie dolls the Slinky and Mr Potato Head are set for a major revival this year according to the toy retailer Hamleys which predicted parents would be buying classic toys this Christmas.
Posted 7/26/2009
Hoy Toys July 2009 New Jackson 'Thriller' Figure To Have Zombie Head

New Jackson 'Thriller' Figure To Have Zombie Head

Japanese Company Hot Toys Producing Music Video Figure

Japanese toy company Hot Toys has released photos of a high quality 12-inch figure that depicts Jackson in 1983. In addition to the human and zombie Jackson heads, the figure comes with two sets of costumes, consisting of the original red leather jacket and zombie version of the jacket.
The figure also comes with an extra set of socks and shoes, as well as five sets of interchangeable hands and a posing hand. The Jackson figure will be released later this year, and the price is yet to be determined. The imported figure will likely run in the $100 to $150 price range. There is no word yet on which US company would import the figure.

Fans worldwide continue to mourn the King of Pop, who died June 25. An autopsy report of Jackson is expected in as little as two weeks.
Posted 7/26/2009
Mattel's New Web-Enabled "Avatar" Toys Will Offer Augmented Reality
If you think augmented reality is just a bunch of hype with no usable applications as of yet, think again. Major toy manufacturer Mattel has just announced a new line of products tied to the upcoming 3-D adventure movie 'Avatar' directed by James Cameron. While normally we wouldn't cover toys here at ReadWriteWeb, there is something special about this new lineup: these toys are integrated with ...
Posted 7/26/2009
Delaware Antique & Collectible Extravaganza - News-antique.com
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Delaware Antique & Collectible Extravaganza
News-antique.com (press release)
On Sunday, July 26, 2009, Spence's Bazaar is being transformed to host Delaware's Largest Free Outdoor Antique and Collectible Show. ...

Posted 7/26/2009
Star Report: Why celebs flock to Comic-Con - San Jose Mercury News

Star Report: Why celebs flock to Comic-Con
San Jose Mercury News
SAN DIEGO — Robert Downey Jr. said he wish he could don a Mexican wrestling mask and stroll the Comic-Con floor to check out all the collectible toys and ...

Posted 7/26/2009
AP Top News at 5:37 am EDT - KMPH Fox 26

AP Top News at 5:37 am EDT
KMPH Fox 26
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Robert Downey Jr. said he wishhe could don a Mexican wrestling mask and stroll the Comic-Con floor to check out all the collectible toys ...

Posted 7/26/2009
AP Top News at 12:05 am EDT - KMPH Fox 26

AP Top News at 12:05 am EDT
KMPH Fox 26
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Robert Downey Jr. said he wish he could don a Mexican wrestling mask and stroll the Comic-Con floor to check out all the collectible toys ...

Posted 7/26/2009
Hasbro July 2009 Mighty Muggs - Star Wars - New Vinyl!


The Empire Muggs Back (StarWars.com)
Your task: take an urban vinyl toy and transform it into art, all for a good cause. Lucasfilm presented the opportunity to artists, comic book creators, toy designers, and celebrity fans, and the result is a project called The Empire Muggs Back. The individual, one-of-a-kind pieces will be displayed at San Diego Comic-Con next week and also online at StarWars.com before being auctioned by the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
Any Mighty Muggs collectors out there? I'm out of touch with the toy scene, but the Wikipedia entry claims the Mighty Muggs 'resemble super deformed versions of characters' from blockbuster movie franchises: Star Wars, Indiana Jones, G.I. Joe, the Transformers, and Marvel Comics. Prices range from $9.99 up to $174.99. Blank Mighty Muggs are also available, which can be customized to the buyer's content. You'd need to really stretch your imagination to think the Star Wars toys actually resembled Anakin Skywalker, C-3PO, or Chewbacca -- and maybe that's the point. They are definitely funny-looking little things.
Hasbro donated the blanks (the white one looks kinda scary to me) and you can see 26 samples in the image above, which amply demonstrate the creativity that the project inspired. I especially like the TIE Fighter figure in the second row. If you won't be in San Diego next week, check StarWars.com for more upcoming pictures. As one of the artists said: 'We all had the same blank bowl of ice cream to start with, now i want to see all the nerdy, nerdy toppings everyone came up with!'
Posted 7/26/2009
BIC Plastics July 2009 New BIC Buddy Artist Series 1 Vinyls

BIC Plastics  is launching their first artist series with their BIC BUDDY ARTIST SERIES 1. I’m one of two females in the series with a crazy mad line up which includes:
6.Brandt Peters
8.David Flores
10.Andrew Bell
11.Jesse Hernandez
13. Ritzy Periwinkle
Posted 7/26/2009
Idaho hot springs ease five years of disappointment - CNET News
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Idaho hot springs ease five years of disappointment
In December 2007, I finally went to Idaho, to a suburb near Boise, to do a story on the research and development labs of Ugobe, the maker of the toy robot ...

Posted 7/26/2009
Robby the Robot goes underwater - News Banner

Robby the Robot goes underwater
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“I thought they were going to build a toy robot, not an actual one,” said Dan Covey of Sea Innovations in Mandeville. “These are real, working robots with ...

Posted 7/26/2009
Toy & Action Figure Museum July 2009 Adds new GI Joe exhibit - Pauls Valley
An American icon will soon get his time in Pauls Valley thanks to Saturday, Aug. 1 being declared “G.I. Joe Day” at the local Toy & Action Figure Museum. On that day the museum will be celebrating the release of the new G.I. Joe movie, “G.I. Joe, the Rise of Cobra,” by unveiling its latest exhibit – G.I. Joe, A Real American Hero.

Toy and Action Figure Museum manager Josh Kraft said an entire room in this popular Oklahoma attraction will be re-designed to showcase hundreds of three and three-quarters inch G.I. Joe action figures.  “This huge collection includes virtually everything from the 1982 to 1986 Hasbro toy series, including transport vehicles and military props,” Kraft noted.

“The museum already has one G.I. Joe exhibit which features 12-inch figures depicting scenes from the European and Pacific military theatres of World War II,” he said. “The new exhibit will differ in the respect it will be designed more along the line of the comic book with a model of Cobra headquarters on one side and the ocean on the other with a G.I. Joe aircraft carrier.”

The Toy & Action Figure Museum is located at 111 South Chickasaw in downtown Pauls Valley and may be accessed from I-35 by taking Exit 72 onto Highway 19 East. General admission to the museum is $6, and seniors over 55 and military personnel with ID are only $4.

Posted 7/26/2009
SDCC 2009 - New Star Wars Crossovers
New Star Wars Crossovers are on display at San Diego Comic-Con 2009. The figures include Battle Droid Commander (Armored Assault Tank), Clone Pilot (V-Wing Starfighter), Anakin Skywalker (The Twilight), Wit Fisto (Jedi Starfighter), Plo Koon (Jedi Starfighter), and the Y-Wing Pilot (Y-Wing). Take a look at our sister-site of all things Star Wars, Jedi Insider.
Posted 7/26/2009
Stan Bush at SDCC 2009 - New Album!
Here#039;s a clip from Stan Bush who was signing autographs at the ENI booth at SDCC 2009 telling about what he#039;s been up to these days. Check out the video where he announces he#039;s working a new album! Drop by our SDCC booth 2517 to meet Stan on Saturday 1pm - 3pm.
Posted 7/26/2009
MegaHouse April 2007 New Color Line Up Shop

<b>New</b> Color Line Up Shop (Shokugan)
Item name : New Color Line Up Shop (Shokugan) 
Manufacturer : MegaHouse
Scale : Non
Release Date : Mid Apr., 2007
Regular Price : 1,200 yen  about 12.41 USD  8.93 Euros
Posted 6/20/2009
Lots of New Gentle Giant!
We have just added a slue of new Gentle Giant items for pre-order. There are new busts, statues, maquttes and more!
Published 6/20/2009
June 2009 New Independent Toy Store Opens in Uptown Gig Harbor

New Independent Toy Store Opens in Uptown Gig Harbor

Teaching Toys, Too co-owner Valla Wagner takes a recent spin through her <b>new</b> Uptown Gig Harbor toy store.
Teaching Toys, Too co-owner Valla Wagner takes a recent spin through her new Uptown Gig Harbor toy store.

GIG HARBOR — A new toy store just opened in Uptown Gig Harbor.
And since April 30, Teaching Toys, Too has been packing in savvy shoppers ever since.
One step inside the large, well-lit store, and you’ll know you’re in a special place.
Friendly-looking stuffed animals eye customers from the second they enter the corner shop. Books and games, and racks of colorful, neatly-stacked toys seem to beckon attention.
Co-owner Valla Wagner said there’s nothing quite like her customer-friendly toy biz anywhere around — except that is — the Tacoma store, where she and Melissa Tennille have been doing business for years.
Due in part by the popular demand from their commuting Gig Harbor customers, the two women opened their Gig Harbor store to help a growing community by offering an inventory of diverse, interactive toys.
Wagner said the combination of being an independent venture, and having a heart for children, are the keys to her Main Street store’s sudden popularity.
She said that unlike the bigger stores, like Toys R Us and Target, her place is more of a ma-and-pa kind of neighborhood store.
Teaching Toys, Too offers the classic toys like yo-yos, Frisbees, jump ropes, building blocks and others that have stood the test of time. But what makes this store different are the toys that help children think about their world, and help them grow into well-rounded adults, Wagner said.
She feels that kids are hardwired to learn stuff, and she believes that the simple choice of choosing particular toys with learning value is very important.
“When people walk in with any age child, or a child with any particular interest or any ability, we’ll be able to say that we have the right toy for them.
“We don’t want to just sell them something. We’d rather have them leave with nothing than sell them something that doesn’t match a child,” Wagner said flatly.
Everything in the store is hand-selected by the owners, and products range in price from $1 to around $100.
The store sells plenty of board games, even the models that change and evolve as kids grow. There’s also stuff for kids that come in with just a pocket full of change, and they boast an array of fun family-based games.
Another standout for Teaching Toys, Too is that it is fast-becoming a local resource for teachers and therapists that may need something specific to aid as a learning tool.
“There’s a lot of good schools, teachers, parents, and grandparents, that really care about the kids in their lives out here.
“We believe that we’ve put together a group of choices that will serve this community. It’s our hope that they’ll come out and meet us, and take a look at everything that’s different than anything they’ve seen before,” Wager added.
For information, call (253) 514-6113.
Posted 6/20/2009
Mattel vs MGA June 2009 Why Should Mattel Get Future Plans For New Bratz Dolls?

Last year, we wrote about a somewhat horrific court ruling against MGA Entertainment, the makers of Bratz dolls, after getting sued by Mattel. If you don't follow the doll business, Bratz is really the first doll to successfully compete against the massively successful Barbie franchise in ages. However, the guy who came up with Bratz had worked at Mattel prior to going off on his own. Of course, this is the history of many different innovative companies. If you come up with a better idea while working at one company, it's a good thing that you can go off and build your own company. As we pointed out at the time, this is the story of plenty of successful tech companies. Steve Wozniak was at HP when he built the first Apple computer (and continued to work there for some time after Apple was moving forward). Robert Noyce helped found Fairchild (and later Intel) after growing frustrated at Shockley Transistor. Hell, William Shockley founded Shockley Transistor after feeling he didn't get enough respect at Bell Labs. Yet, here's a toy designer at Mattel who's entire operation is getting shut down because he came up with the idea while still employed at Mattel?

Even if you grant the somewhat troubling premise that the concept for the dolls was created at Mattel, at best you could make an argument that Mattel had some rights to an injunction and profits from the first generation of those dolls. Yet, the judge not only ruled that, but also that MGA had to give up all such dolls, and hand over all sorts of confidential info, including 'all related products, designs, customer information and 'know-how' for a planned 2010 Bratz line.' It's difficult to see any justification at all for forcing them to hand over future plans that had nothing to do with what the guy created while still at Mattel. MGA has now filed an emergency appeal, noting that if it does hand over such info and assets, it would have 'devastating and irreversible consequences,' which seems quite accurate. All in all, this seems like Mattel simply trying to stop competition, and it's a shame that the US court system seems to be helping.
Posted 6/20/2009
Medicom June 2009 Commes des Garçons is teaming up with Medicom Toy and Be@rbrick on a new set of jewelry

Commes des Garçons is teaming up with Medicom Toy and Be@rbrick on a new set of jewelry, which looks dope (on the screen or a shelf). But lets get real. If some banging hot chick was wearing this and came up to you and freaked out on your new Air Max’s, you’d think it was awesome. Then you go out to dinner and you’re like, “Holy crap, this chick likes everything that I do!”. And then you go back to your place and things keep getting awesome, until you try hooking up with her, but she won’t stop talking about who her favorite skateboarder is, who Pharrell is in the studio with, whether or not you think Chris Brown actually beat up Rihanna, if you think Lohan stole those jewels, what’s your favorite New Era? And then you realize that you have to stop worrying about some of this crap.
Posted 6/20/2009
Local McDonald's Celebrate 30 Years of Happiness - PR Newswire (press release)

Local McDonald's(R) Celebrate 30 Years of Happiness
PR Newswire (press release), NY
Each Happy Meal toy features a special code directing kids to visit McWorld(R), McDonald's virtual world at www.happymeal.com. McWorld is a dynamic and engaging online environment where kids can create their own avatar, play games and visit cool ...
Custer Rides Again!
Published 6/20/2009
Medicom June 2009 KISS New Real Action Heroes

Pictured below are new Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons action figures from Medicom. The top image is a just-approved ad for the Japanese market, and the bottom images are photos of the action figure prototypes. Also pictured separately are prototype KISS knives, due out later this fall.

From KISS dolls to KISS guitars, KISS ice-creams to KISS make-up, KISS is widely considered to be the world's most merchandised band. In addition to producing the Kiss Kasket so that KISS fans can be buried in the image of their favorite rock act, they have released Kiss Kondoms which enable them to take your money whether you are coming or going.

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Posted 6/20/2009
McFarlane June 2009 New 'Halo' Mongoose -- Ultra-Light, All-Terrain Vehicle Coming This Fall Posted 6/20/2009
McFarlane June 2009 New Photography of NFL Series 21 Action Figures Posted 6/20/2009
Bandai May 2009 Saint Seiya Myth Cloth - Pegasus Seiya New Bronze Cloth Broken Version Posted 6/20/2009
MHeisler 2008 July New Slobot Customs Posted 7/26/2008
Rocket World 2008 July Previewing three new IWG Astro Krieg Mini Figures Posted 7/26/2008
Wave 2008 July Dream Tech - Lucky Star - Hiiragi Kagami & Tsukasa at the new year's shrine Miyazawa Limited ver. PVC Posted 7/26/2008
Mattel 2008 SDCC Day 3: New Masters of the Universe figures to be sold on MattyCollector.com Posted 7/26/2008
Hasbro 2008 SDCC Day 3: New Indiana Jones Products For 2009 Posted 7/26/2008
MGA 2008 July Lee & Associates Helps Bratz Dolls Find New $22 Million Home - FOXBusiness Posted 7/26/2008
Kaiyodo July 2008 at Gagosian 21st Street Gallery 'Retrospective': Been There, Sold That - New York Sun Posted 7/26/2008
Gagosian Gallery New York Presents Retrospective - Art Daily Posted 7/26/2008
Kotobukiya 2008 Anime Expo - new products... Posted 7/26/2008
McFarlane 2008 July New Halo 3 Action Figures at Comic-Con - TeamXbox Posted 7/26/2008
McFarlane July 2008 MLB Fanfest A Huge Hit With New York Collectors Posted 7/26/2008
Mattel June 2008 At International Licensing Show in New York Posted 6/23/2008
About.com June 2008 Looking for new Guide to the Action Figures site! Posted 6/23/2008
toycollector.com June 2008 A new portal for Vintage & Collectible Toys - EcommWire Posted 6/23/2008
Bertoia Auctions April 2008 "Open House" toy sale in Vineland, New Jersey, offers 2462 lots Posted 6/23/2008
New Line April 2008 To Heart 2 - Tamaki Kousaka Private Version PVC 1/6 Posted 6/23/2008
New Line April 2008 To Heart 2 - Tamaki Kousaka Private Version Limited PVC 1/6 Posted 6/23/2008
Kaiyodo April 2008 Revoltech 2G Toro Inoue w/New Face Posted 6/23/2008
Medicom 2008 News: Jikou Keisatsu (Time Limit Detective) figures Posted 1/6/2008
Hasbro Transformers Jan 2008 First Look at New Robot Heroes in Package! Posted 1/6/2008
Erin Currie Dec 2007 New Cursters Website Is Online Posted 12/15/2007
New Vinyl From James Jarvis Posted 12/15/2007
Kidrobot Dec 2007 Kidrobot Apparel in New Zealand Posted 12/15/2007
Diamond Select Toys Dec 2007 new 12" Jack Bauer figure Posted 12/15/2007
Bandai Aug 2002 Gundam Fix Figuration - #0009 FA-93HWS New Gundam+Heavy Weapon System Posted 12/15/2007
New Line April 2008 ToHeart2 - Kouska Tamaki Private Version Irisawa Edition (Completed Figure) PVC 1/6 Posted 12/15/2007
Movic Feb 2008 Evangelion New Theatre Version Ayanami Rei PVC 1/8 Posted 12/15/2007
Toys 'R' Us Dec 2007 Opening first store in South Korea - Newsday Posted 12/8/2007
MGA Dec 2007 Lionsgate Extends Partnership with MGA’s Bratz - World Screen News Posted 12/8/2007
Mezco April 2008 Cinema of fear - New Jason Voorhees 9 inch Rotocast Posted 12/8/2007
Jssy Ltd Nov 2007 Chinese manufacturer issues Aqua Dots apology - CBC News Posted 12/1/2007
Fugitive Toys Nov 2007 New Items Posted 11/24/2007
New Line March 2008 ToHeart2 - Komaki Manaka - Change of Clothes Ver. - Coldcast 1/6 Posted 11/24/2007
Panik's Toybox Nov 2007 New Arrivals: Boy Karma by Mark Nagata, and more... Posted 11/17/2007
Bearz, Inc. Nov 2007 A New Breed of Bear Posted 11/17/2007
Nov 2007 Black Friday - Shopping Bargains Before the First Bite of Turkey - New York Times Posted 11/17/2007
Nov 2007 Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium (New York Times) Posted 11/17/2007
Salvation Army Nov 2007 Thieves make off with Christmas charity toys - The News-Press Posted 11/17/2007
Frozen Empire Toys Nov 2007 New Arrivals Posted 11/9/2007
Mezco April 2008 New Cinema Of Fear Figures Posted 11/9/2007
Chick-Fil-A Nov 2007 New Calendar! Posted 11/9/2007
Yamato Nov 2007 Are You a Dog or a Cat Person? - Anime News Network Posted 11/9/2007
New Adventures Oct 2007 Appoints RP Toys Distributor for Sing with Me Rosie - PR Web Posted 11/9/2007
Toys ''r'' Us Nov 2007 Bringing Baby And Toy Stores Under One Roof Newsday Posted 11/9/2007
Moose Enterprise Nov 2007 Bindeez ban spreads across world - NEWS.com.au Posted 11/9/2007
MGA Nov 2007 Project Runway Canada BRATZ Challenge Winner Unveiled - Canada NewsWire Posted 11/9/2007
Mezco/AFI Oct 2007 GOLD Cinema of FEAR contest! - Action Figure Insider - Best Toy News on the Web! Posted 11/9/2007
Mattel Nov 2007 New Elmo laughs, hiccups into holiday toy season - Reuters Posted 11/9/2007
Hasbro Nov 2007 Mixed emotions about newfangled monopoly - Allentown Morning Call Posted 11/9/2007
Fisher-Price Nov 2007 Kitchen toys recalled for choking hazard - CBC - Newfoundland & Labrador Posted 11/9/2007
Nov 2007 Cap Guns, Western TV Games & Collectible Toys at Auction Sat. Dec. 1st - News-antique.com Posted 11/9/2007
CineQuest Nov 2007 To Produce 'Supernatural' Action Figures and Mini-busts - Firefox News Posted 11/9/2007
NTToys Oct 2007 New Items Posted 10/27/2007
Frozen Empire Toys Oct 2007 New Items in Stock Posted 10/27/2007
Bandai B-Club Oct 2007 Ultraman - Tairant New Production Ver. Posted 10/27/2007
New Adventures Oct 2007 RP Toys appointed Distributor for Sing with Me Rosie - PR Web Posted 10/27/2007
Toys 'R' Us Canada Oct 2007 Continues To Lower Prices Throughout The Store Canada Newswire Posted 10/27/2007
MGA Oct 2007 Project Runway Canada BRATZ Challenge Winner Unveiled - Canada NewsWire Posted 10/27/2007
CineQuest.com 2007 Announces Supernatural Action Figures and Mini-busts - Firefox News Posted 10/27/2007
Dollar Tree and Jo-Ann Oct 2007 New Recalls due to toxic levels of lead paint Posted 10/27/2007 by  Forbes.com 
Medicom Oct 2007 Kamen Rider - DX Kamen Rider #1 New Version 2 1/6 Posted 10/27/2007
Oct 2007 Is a Virtual World the New Requirement for Toymakers? - Marketing Vox News Posted 10/18/2007
Pop art is child's play in new toy exhibit - calendarlive.com Posted 10/18/2007
Skinner Toys & Dolls Auction Oct. 2007 News-Antique.com Posted 10/18/2007
Atelier Sai Sept 2007 Cyber Formula - New ASURADA AKF-0 Special Ver. Driver: Sugo Asuka Irisawa Limited Ver. PVC 1/24 Posted 9/29/2007
Hasbro Sept 2007 GI Joe Con News & Notes Posted 9/29/2007
Hakes.com Sept 2007 New world auction record with $151534 sale of 1930s Mickey & Minnie Mouse dolls. Posted 9/29/2007
New Line 2007 Black Lagoon - Revy Cold-cast 1/6 gallery Posted 9/22/2007
Fugitive Toys Sept 2007 New Releases Posted 9/22/2007
New Line Jan 2008 Evangelion - Rei & Asuka Beachside 2003 Codl-cast 1/6 Posted 9/22/2007
Atelier Sai Nov 2007 Cyber Formula - New ASURADA AFK-0 2021 Ver. PVC 1/24 Posted 9/22/2007
Sept 2007 New SOC Baikanfu images Posted 9/22/2007
Yamato Sept 2007 Unveils Two New Master Creations From Yamato’s Creators’ Labo: Simca and Arisa Posted 9/22/2007
McFarlane Sept 2007 Take A Video Tour Of Mcfarlane's new retail store Posted 9/22/2007
Cardboard Spaceship Sept 2007 New Arrivals: Finders Keepers, Tomodachi set, Wood Grabbit ,.... Posted 9/10/2007
WestKenji Sept 2007 Mazinger Z - Late Type Chogokin New Z Ver. Posted 9/10/2007
Japan Sept 2007 CDX toy news bulletin 9/6/2007 Posted 9/10/2007
Japan Sept 2007 CDX toy news bulletin 9/10/2007 Posted 9/10/2007
Bandai Sept 2007 PC Key to Block Access to Harmful Sites for Kids - Japan Corporate News Posted 9/10/2007
Blister Direct Aug 2007 Hot Toys DX Action Figure - New Generation Life Action Figure Body Bronze Color 1/6 Posted 9/10/2007
Blister Direct Aug 2007 Hot Toys DX Action Figure - New Generation Life Action Figure Body Black Color 1/6 Posted 9/10/2007
Aug 2007 CDX toy news bulletin 8/29/2007 Posted 9/2/2007
Aug 2007 CDX toy news bulletin 8/31/2007 Posted 9/2/2007
Aug 2007 Gundam - Pure platinum Mobile Suit Gundam figure showcased in Nagoya - Mainichi Daily News Posted 9/2/2007
McFarlane Jan 2008 First Look At Two New Lines Of Military Figures Posted 9/2/2007
Medicom NewsAug 2007 Real Action Heroes RAH220 X-Rider Posted 8/26/2007
Frozen Empire Aug 2007 New Items: Blow up dolls, 12inch Smokey, Uglydolls, more... Posted 8/26/2007
Fugitive Toys Aug 2007 New Items: Blow Up Dolls, Smery Tofu, Hana, LeiGong, Plush Uglydolls, ... Posted 8/26/2007
New Line Aug 2007 Evangelion - Soryu Asuka Langley School Bathing Suit Ver.2 Cold-cast 1/6 Posted 8/26/2007
CDX Aug 2007 toy news bulletin 8/24/2007: Yamato 1/12 Fyanna in 2 versions, MO Craft Votoms Resin Kits, more... Posted 8/26/2007
Lead Alert Aug 2007 Parents Can Check Toys Themselves Buffalo News Posted 8/26/2007
iRobot Aug 2007 unveils new Roomba auto-vacuums Posted 8/26/2007
Australia Aug 2007 'Racist' outrage fails to stop bestselling Golly Molly - NEWS.com.au Posted 8/26/2007
Aug 2007 Transformers - New Generation 1 Statues - Coronation Starscream Posted 8/26/2007
New Line Aug 2007 Black Lagoon - Revy Completed 1/6 Posted 8/26/2007
Kaiyodo Aug 2007 Revoltech No..33 Evangelion Proto Ytpy-00 New Movie Edition (yellow) Posted 8/19/2007
Kaiyodo Aug 2007 Revoltech No.32 Evangelion Test Type-01 New Movie edition Posted 8/19/2007
Kaiyodo Aug 2007 Evangelion - Revoltech Operations of Yashima Weapon Set New Movie Edition No.Extra Posted 8/19/2007
Kaiyodo Aug 2007 Evangelion - Revoltech EVA Proto Type-00 New Movie Edition No.033 PVC Posted 8/19/2007
Kaiyodo Aug 2007 Evangelion - Revoltech EVA Test Type-01 New Movie Edition No.032 PVC Posted 8/19/2007
Onell Design Aug 2007 New Glyos System Series Toy Line Posted 8/19/2007
Aug 2007 Chines Product Recalls in the news Posted 8/19/2007
Aug 2007 Action Figure Modders Aren't Just Toying Around - Wired News Posted 8/19/2007
Aug 2007 Customized Action Figures - Wired News Posted 8/19/2007
FreeBento.com Aug 2007 new Items Posted 8/11/2007
Japan August 4-6 2007 - New Figures Posted 8/11/2007
Kaiyodo Sept 2007 Evangelion - Revoltech Miniature New Movie Edition Evangelion Arms Set Positron Rifle Ver. Posted 8/11/2007
Kaiyodo Sept 2007 Evangelion - Revoltech Miniature New Movie Edition Evangelion Type-00 Posted 8/11/2007
Kaiyodo Sept 2007 Evangelion - Revoltech Miniature New Movie Edition Evangelion Type-01 Posted 8/11/2007
Kaiyodo Sept 2007 Evangelion Revoltech Miniature New Movie Edition Evangelion Arms Set ESV Shield Ver. Posted 8/11/2007
New Line Aug 2007 Black Lagoon - Revy New Line Ver. Cold-cast 1/6 Posted 8/11/2007
Talking Presidents Aug 2007 New Elvis Action Figure ‘Talking’ Line Released for Sale Posted 8/11/2007
Hasbro Aug 2007 Report from Marvel Panel - Action Figure Insider - Best Toy News on the Web! Posted 8/11/2007
New Boy Aug 2007 To launch 'Strawberry Shortcake' dolls in September - Indiantelevision.com Posted 8/11/2007
Mezco July 2007 Gets ready For SDCC - Action Figure Insider - Best Toy News on the Web! Posted 8/11/2007
Hasbro Aug 2007 Teams with Electronic Arts to create casual games - AXcess News Posted 8/11/2007
Fisher-Price Aug 2007 Recall Factory in China Banned - Newsinferno.com Posted 8/11/2007
KidBean.com Aug 2007 Announces New Organic Cotton Nursing Dolls Posted 8/11/2007
Wonder Festival Summer 2007 Max Factory News Posted 8/5/2007
New Boy Fall 2007 To launch 'Strawberry Shortcake' dolls in September - Indiantelevision.com Posted 8/5/2007
MGA Aug 2007 Launches Virtual Portal for Bratz Brand - World Screen News Posted 8/5/2007
Hasbro Aug 2007 New Indiana Jones Figures coming soon... Posted 8/5/2007
Hasbro Aug 2007 Considering New Assault On Interactive Entertainment Sector Posted 8/5/2007
Talking Presidents Fall 2007 New Elvis Action Figure ‘Talking’ Line Released for Sale Posted 8/5/2007
Talking Presidents Fall 2007 New Elvis Action Figure ‘Talking’ Line Released for Sale Posted 8/5/2007
One2Believe July 2007 Spread the word: superhero dolls have a new rival - Brisbane Times Posted 8/5/2007
McFarlane Aug 2007 new ‘Lost’ action figures join last year’s lineup Posted 8/5/2007
New Arrivals at FreeBento.com Posted 7/21/2007
Celebrity Doll Journal July 2007 News-Antique.com Posted 7/21/2007
FreeBento July 2007 New in stock Posted 7/15/2007
Neca Sept 2007 New Action Figure Goodness Posted 7/15/2007
Toys 'R' Us July 2007 in 'Jim Crow' suit - New York Daily News Posted 7/15/2007
McDonalds July 2007 Announces New Happy Meal Toys For Adults - The Spoof Posted 7/15/2007
JAKKS July 2007 Signs Toy License for the Wiggles Brand - World Screen News Posted 7/15/2007
Hasbro July 2007 Transformers.com Updates With Listings For New Figures Posted 7/15/2007
Hasbro July 2007 What's New? - TheForce.net Posted 7/15/2007
Kaiyodo Aug 2007 Revoltech EVA-01 TYPE G & EVA-00 (New Movie Edition) Posted 7/5/2007
Orient Industries July 2007 New Candy Girls Posted 7/5/2007
Toys R Us July 2007 Rolls out new-look for Babies R Us - UK Retail Bulletin Posted 7/5/2007
New York Licensing Show June 2007 A to Z Posted 7/5/2007
New York Licensing Show June 2007 Posted 7/5/2007
Toy Collector Magazine July 2007 Free Issue ready to download! - News-antique.com Posted 7/5/2007
McDonald's July 2007 Fast-food alien ad banned - NEWS.com.au Posted 7/5/2007
Jakks July 2007 WWE Wrestler's death, murders overshadow merchandise - San Jose Mercury News Posted 7/5/2007
JAKKS June 2007 Jakks Signs Toy License for the Wiggles Brand - World Screen News Posted 7/5/2007
July 2007 BENOIT tragedy in the news... Posted 7/5/2007
Hasbro July 2007 Transformers Movie Photos Of New Toys Posted 7/5/2007
StatueToys.com July 2007 New Arrivals Posted 7/5/2007
Dublin July 2007 A century of magic - Dorothy Hanley's toys - BBC News Posted 7/5/2007
HLJ June 2007 New Pre-order figures: List Posted 6/16/2007
Gentle Giant June 2007 New Arrivals Posted 6/16/2007
June 2007 CDX Toy News Bulletin 6/13/2007 Posted 6/16/2007
Toys “R” Us June 2007 Summer toy list - San Jose Mercury News Posted 6/16/2007
Kaiyodo June 2007 Organic Hobby Releases Three New Figures of Kaiyodo's 2G Revoltech Posted 6/16/2007
Play Imaginative June 2007 New Trexi Series...2 of 'em! Posted 6/11/2007
June 9-10 2007 - Figure News Posted 6/11/2007
June 2007 New Bootleg Saber Swimsuit Figures Hitting US! Posted 6/11/2007
Kaiyodo July 2007 Three New 2G Revoltech figures... Posted 6/11/2007
New hope for Star Wars empire - NEWS.com.au Posted 6/11/2007
Kaiyodo Summer 2007 Hokuto No Ken News: Trading Figures That can KILL YOU! Posted 5/27/2007
May 207 Hokuto No Ken News: Nanto Stars Still Shine Again... Shin still not liked by Yuria! Posted 5/27/2007
May 14-15 2007 - New Figures: Organic July 2007 Felicia PVC Posted 5/27/2007
Toys 'R' Us May 2007 Puts hopes in new ad agency - NorthJersey.com Posted 5/27/2007
Toys ''R'' Us May 2007 Announces New Online Gift Card Service - Business Wire Posted 5/27/2007
Mattel May 2007 Announces Additional $250 Million Share Repurchase ... - PR Newswire Posted 5/27/2007
Star Wars Toys usher-in new merchandising era. Posted 5/27/2007
JAKKS Pacific May 2007 JAKKS Secures Master Toy Licensing Deal for Shushybye - World Screen News Posted 5/27/2007
Hasbro May 2007 New Transformers.com Online With New Games, Toy Images ... Posted 5/27/2007
Mountain Dew launches Transformers promos NEW! - Business of Cinema Posted 5/27/2007
Fisher-Price® And Best-In-Class Partner Mayfair To Develop New ... - WebWire - May 2007 Posted 5/27/2007
Fisher-Price® Teams Up With Dream Apparel For A New Sleepwear Line - WebWire - May 2007 Posted 5/27/2007
Masttel May 2007 Producer Joel Silveris Developing new He-Man Film Posted 5/27/2007
May 2007 Making dolls an exercise in creativity - Bangor Daily News Posted 5/27/2007
Reprolabels.com May 2007 New Sticker Set Updates! Posted 5/27/2007
McFarlane May 2007 Action Figures To Sport New Packaging Posted 5/27/2007
Wheaty Wheat May 2007 Adds a Few New Artists Posted 5/12/2007
Toy & Action Figure Museum, Pauls Valley - New Gifts received Posted 5/12/2007
Mattel & Radica May 2007 New 20Q Harry Potter Game! - Harry Potter's Page Posted 5/12/2007
Ganz May 2007 Webkinz - the new Beanie Baby craze Posted 5/12/2007
On Cartoon Network Fall 2007 New Transformers: Animated Show! Posted 5/12/2007
Takara Tomy April 2007 Licca World Tour Dress Set New York Posted 5/6/2007
New at POPUP Posted 5/5/2007
Kim Castro and Limited Toys Design- May 2007 - New Voltes V Pilot figure "Steve Armstrong" from Posted 5/5/2007
No doll is hopeless - Midland Daily News Posted 5/5/2007
May 2007 Grindhouse - Lawmakers take action against action figure - Scripps News Posted 5/5/2007
New at Panik's Toy Box Posted 4/21/2007
New Line Cold Casts Revy With Sexy Results Published 4/21/2007
New Line July 2007 Black lagoon - Revy - painted resin 1/6 scale Posted 4/21/2007
April 2007 New Clearance Section at www.andrewstoyz.com Posted 4/21/2007
Hasbro’s CEO is paid 40% more than Mattel’s - Providence Business News Published 4/21/2007
New DC Direct Action Figures For December 2007 Posted 4/21/2007
New Stuff at Freebento Posted 4/14/2007
DIC April 2007 Launches New Brand Management Division - Promo Magazine Posted 4/14/2007
McFarlane 2007 Announces Bon Jovi Action Figures - Action Figure Insider - Best Toy News on the Web! Posted 4/14/2007
New Monster Factory Plushes Posted 4/7/2007
New At Cardboard Spaceship Posted 4/7/2007
Mattel April 2007 Mattel Sets up Shop at New York auto show - BusinessWeek Posted 4/7/2007
April 2007 Exhibit at Geppi's Museum celebrates 30 years of Star Wars - News-antique.com Posted 4/7/2007
Mattel March 2007 Nominates Dean A. Scarborough to Its Board of Directors - PR Newswire Posted 3/31/2007
New Cheshire Cats - SOS and Disney Posted 3/29/2007
Uglydolls - March 2007 New items - Big Toe, Toodee and Uglyworm Posted 3/29/2007
New At Free Bento Posted 3/29/2007
March 2007 Figure News in Japan Posted 3/29/2007
Hasbro March 2007 New Furreal Friends Posted 3/29/2007
Reprolabels.com Updates with New Sets! Posted 3/29/2007
Takara Tomy March 2007 New Sports Label Optimus and Megatron Images Posted 3/29/2007
March 2007 HLJ new iterms Posted 3/24/2007
March 2007 Toy Break Episode 5 - Fun Toy News Posted 3/22/2007
New and Coming Soon to Panik's Toy Box Posted 3/22/2007
NEW AT NOWhere Limited Posted 3/22/2007
Aoshima - April 2007 New century alloy TV edition Arcadian number black Ver 1/144 Posted 3/22/2007
March 16-18 2007 New Japanese Figures Annoucements and Releases Posted 3/22/2007
March 2007 New at FreeBento.com: HazMaPo Series 2... Posted 3/17/2007
Sideshow March 2007 Star Wars Princess Leia: A New Hope 12" figure Posted 3/17/2007
Mattel 2007 Tracey Barnett: What we need is a bit of Barbie in a blender - New Zealand Herald Posted 3/17/2007
March 2007 Police seize golly dolls - Manchester Evening News Posted 3/17/2007
OhNoDoom! March 2007 New Fluffys...??? Posted 3/9/2007
Gentle Giant Mach 2007 New Arrivals Posted 3/9/2007
Man robs comic shop of cash, Wonder Woman figure - Greensboro News Record March 2007 Posted 3/9/2007
Little Tikes New 2007 Products - PR Newswire Posted 3/9/2007
Hasbro Mar 2007 Child Advocates Call New Hasbro-Visa Deal “Sleazy” Posted 3/9/2007
Feb 2007 NY Toyfair - Newest toys will fill your wish list Posted 3/9/2007
March 2007 New Report Gives State-By-State Analysis of the US Dolls and ... - Business Wire Posted 3/9/2007
New Flatwoods Monsters Posted 3/4/2007
Organic Hobby at New York Comic Con 2007 Posted 3/4/2007
Fisher-Price Mar 2007 Pays $975000 fine - ABC News Posted 3/4/2007
Magnetic toys to carry new warning labels Posted 3/4/2007 by  KOMO-TV Seattle 
What's New at Kung Fu? Feb 2007 Posted 2/27/2007
Max Factory New Shana Figure Posted 2/27/2007
Feb 2007 shelf of newest stuff Posted 2/27/2007
New Hellboy TV Toon Coming Posted 2/27/2007
Trek XI News Is Near - Feb 2007 Posted 2/27/2007
New York Comic Con Feb 2007 Action Figures Posted 2/27/2007
New Poll: Are You a Male, Female or Geek? Published 2/25/2007
WonderFest 2007 Winter - Extensive Photo Report of new sexy Figures Posted 2/25/2007
Toy biz now a house of no fun - New York Daily News Published 2/24/2007
Toys “R” Us’ Storch: E-commerce growth limited by distribution hurdles - DM News Published 2/24/2007
'Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures' - 8 New Screens ... - WorthPlaying.com Published 2/24/2007
As landfills vanish, so do most gulls - Danbury News Times Published 2/24/2007
Gangsta life catches up with up-and-coming rapper - Anchorage Daily News Published 2/24/2007
Toy cars' battery packs could pose fire hazard - Portsmouth Herald News Published 2/24/2007
NEW! Toyfair 2007 Galleries Are Now Online!! - seibertron.com Published 2/24/2007
Hasbro, Gibson develop interactive kids - Providence Business News Published 2/24/2007
Toy Recall: Fisher Price 'Laugh And Learn' Bunny - WCBS-TV New York Published 2/24/2007
Fisher-Price Recalls 'Laugh and Learn' Bunny Toys Due to Choking ... - PR Newswire Published 2/24/2007
Namco Bandai Games' Naruto: Uzumaki Chronicles Coming to Europe - Game News Published 2/24/2007
Well, hello Doll-y - Newark Star Ledger Published 2/24/2007
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