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About AB Groupe    
AB production was founded, as a music production company, specializing in children's records.

1987 AB Groupe entered the television production business (production of youth programs) and development of a library of programming rights.

1992 AB Groupe started the production of cartoons and expanded its merchandising business

Dec. 1996 Initial Public Offering of AB Groupees ordinary shares on the New York Stock exchange

Nov. 2000 AB Groupe launches its new music channel "Zik"

Sep. 2001 Delisting form the New York Stock Exchange

Oct. 2001 YTV lauches its new channel "AB3"

Déc. 2001 RTL9 joins CanalSatellite's basic service
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[Arrivage] Lecture & Jeu du Week-End + Abonnement
Reçu depuis un bout de temps via ChrisJohn (faut dire qu'IG Mag n'est toujours pas distribué en Belgique!), je me suis enfin trouvé le temps de me lire ce second opus d'IG Mag ce week-end, en même temps que le petit dernier des éditions Pix'n Love: Japan Arcade Mania acheté dans une petite boutiqu ...
Posted 7/26/2009
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Happy 30th Birthday, Happy Meal! - ABC News
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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
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Kotobukiya July 2009 Announces Mr. Junnosuke Abe Live Sculpting Demonstration At San Diego

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Master sculptor Junnosuke Abe to sculpt all data at SDCC, starting with a lump of clay, and then ending on Sunday with a finished statue when the final product will be unveil on the final day of the convention.

Tokyo, Japan – Kotobukiya will bring master sculptor Mr. Junnosuke Abe to the 2009 San Diego Comic-Con to perform a live sculpting demonstration.  Beginning on Thursday July 23, Abe-sensei will start with raw materials, and by the end of the show on Sunday, he will have the first draft of a brand new sculpture completed.  Fans will be able to see firsthand as Abe-sensei creates a work of art, and visit the Kotobukiya each day to see his progress.
Abe-sensei resume is filled with fan-favorite sculptures, including AVP Warrior Alien ARTFX Statue, Star Wars Zuckuss Bounty Hunter ARTFX Statue, and the intricate Pirates Of The Caribbean Captain Barbossa ARTFX Statue.  He has been one of the main contributors to Kotobukiya’s Marvel Comics line, breathing life into Cable, Nova, Captain America, Winter Soldier, Storm, as well as this year’s SDCC Exclusive X-Force Wolverine Fine Art Bust.
Keeping in theme with the Marvel exclusive, Abe-san’s sculpture will be a full figure rendition of WOLVERINE as a 1/6th scale Fine Art Statue.  Wolverine will be presented in his current yellow & blue costume, as designed by Astonishing X-Men’s John Cassaday.  This it the first time ever Logan’s current costume has been realized as a full-sized statue.
Posted 7/26/2009
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[Locals Only] Argyle Smile Are Abundant in Charm - OC Weekly
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[Locals Only> Argyle Smile Are Abundant in Charm
OC Weekly
Argyle Smile with Toy Robot, Pan America and End Transmission at the Knitting Factory, 7021 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles, (323) 463-0204; ...

Posted 7/26/2009
Mezco June 2009 Hellboy - Abe Sapien 18inch Deluxe Figure

Abe Sapien, the psychic humanoid amphibious paranormal investigator of Hellboy fame, gets the deluxe treatment with this super-sized figure. Standing a towering eighteen inches tall, this Abe Sapien is faithful to the design of Abe as seen in Hellboy 2:The Golden Army. Abe features fifteen points of articulation, removable goggles, and removable breathing apparatus.
Posted 6/20/2009
Mezco Toyz Announces SDCC Exclisive 18" Abe Sapien Figure
In honor of the upcoming San Diego Comic Con, Mezco Toyz have designed an absolutely stunning 18' Abe Sapien action figure that captures the amphibious BPRD agent in all of...
Posted 6/20/2009
MGA 2008 July Jury Rules Bratz Doll Created During Designer’s Stint at Mattel - ABA Journal
A California jury has ruled that the popular Bratz doll was created by a designer when he was working for Mattel, a blow for the doll’s maker, Mattel rival MGA Entertainment Inc.
Mattel had claimed designer Carter Bryant took the idea for the hip, multi-ethnic doll to MGA even though he created the toy while under contract as a Barbie designer, the New York Times reports. Annual sales and licensing fees are higher than $1 billion.
Damages will be decided in a second phase of the federal trial, the Wall Street Journal reports (sub. req.). The newspaper says the verdict means that MGA might have to surrender royalties or even the right to produce the dolls. Bryant has already settled the case for an undisclosed amount.
The trial had featured disputes over whether the jury could hear evidence that Bryant had used a computer program called Evidence Eliminator to scrub his hard drive and whether the lawyers from the warring toy companies could stay at the same hotel. The evidence was allowed but the judge declined to get involved in the hotel dispute, caused when MGA contracted with the hotel for exclusive access by its lawyers.
MGA chief executive Isaac Larian told the Wall Street Journal that Mattel had exceeded the statute of limitations to obtain a penalty and he was confident his company would prevail in the damages phase.
Posted 7/26/2008
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Toranoana FineScenery Fb 2007 Mechanization Foot Soldier Series Re2200 Italy Air Force Mechanization Aviation Foot Soldier AVC ABS 1/9
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Item name : FineScenery Mechanization Foot Soldier Series Re2200 Italy Air Force Mechanization Aviation Foot Soldier (Figure)
Manufacturer : Toranoana
Scale : 1/9
Material : PVC ABS
Producer : Men
Original : Mechanization Foot Soldier Series
Release Date : Mid Feb., 2007
Regular Price : 4,572 yen  about 42.81 USD  27.26 Euros 
Posted 6/23/2008
President Japan June 2008 Trinity Blood - Abel Nightlord & Prier - Also La Pucelle


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Il est vraiment magnifique (Par contre, pas pratique de le ramener à la maison quand on prend son métro à 17h Gare de l'est apparemment).

Prier - La Pucelle Tactics
Posted 6/23/2008
Crazy Labewl Feb 2008 Seamour Sheep - Uncle Abdul

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Crazy Label has announced that the next character in the Seamour Sheep line - Uncle Abdul - will be released this coming February.  The controversial suicide bomber (and Marty Mole's uncle) is seen above as a prototype.
Posted 1/6/2008
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Yamato Dec 2007 Creators Labo #015 Evangelion - Ayanami Rei PVC/ABS 1/6
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Item name : Creators Labo #015 Ayanami Rei (Figure)
Manufacturer : Yamato
Scale : 1/6
Material : PVC ABS
Producer : Mitsumasa Yoshizawa (Reflect)
Original : Evangelion
Release Date : Late Dec., 2007
Regular Price : 6,800 yen  about 62.97 USD  40.63 Euros
Posted 1/6/2008
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Hasbro 2006 Transformers Classic - Megatron ABS, plastic

Megatron

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Name Megatron
Toy Line Classic, Transformers
Number
Manufacturer Hasbro
Released 2006
Materials ABS, Plastic
Scale N/A
Category Action Figure, Transformer
Series Transformers
Designer Hasbro
Orig. Price $19.99
Posted 1/6/2008
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Yamato March 2008 TANDEM TWIN AnimalGirl Panther Sharon PVC ABS 1/6
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Item name : TANDEM TWIN AnimalGirl Panther Sharon (Completed Figure)
Manufacturer : Yamato
Scale : 1/6
Material : PVC ABS
Producer : Kouiti Yamazaki (Tandem Twin)
Series : Doubutu Ne-chan Series
Release Date : Mar
Regular Price : 8,800 yen
Posted 12/15/2007
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Good Smile Dec 2007 Ghost in the Shell - Nendoroid Tachikomans Silver ABS
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Item name : Nendoroid Tachikomans Silver (Completed) New Item
Manufacturer : Good Smile Company
Scale : Non
Material : ABS
Producer : Ryuichi / Kosuke Ebisawa
Original : Ghost in the shell S.A.C
Release Date : Mid Dec., 2007
Regular Price : 3,810 yen
Posted 12/15/2007
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Good Smile Dec 2007 Ghost in the Shell - Nendoroid Tachikomans Yellow ABS
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Item name : Nendoroid Tachikomans Yellow (Completed) New Item
Manufacturer : Good Smile Company
Scale : Non
Material : ABS
Producer : Ryuichi
Original : Ghost in the shell S.A.C
Release Date : Mid Dec., 2007
Regular Price : 3,810 yen
Posted 12/15/2007
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Hasbro 2007 Transformers Movie - Final Battle Jazz ABS 1/24

Final Battle Jazz (Deluxe-class)

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Name Final Battle Jazz
Toy Line Transformers, Transformers (2007 Movie)
Number MA-14 (overseas designation)
Manufacturer Hasbro
Released 2007
Materials ABS, Plastic
Scale 1/24 (approx.)
Category Action Figure, Transformer
Series Transformers, Transformers (2007 Movie)
Designer Hasbro
Orig. Price $9.99
Posted 12/15/2007
Miyabiya March 2008 Bible Black - Imari Kurumi Miyabiya Version PVC ABS 1/8

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Posted 12/8/2007
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Yamato Dec 2007 Macross Display Stand Black Ver. ABS
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Item name : Macross Display Stand Black Ver.
Manufacturer : Yamato
Material : ABS Die-Cast
Original : Macross
Release Date : Dec re-release
Regular Price : 3,900 yen
Posted 12/8/2007
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Taki Corp Jan 2008 Dokyuseu - Narusawa Yui PVC ABS 1/6
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Item name : Narusawa Yui (Completed Figure)
Manufacturer : Taki Corporation
Scale : 1/6
Material : PVC ABS
Original : Dokyusei 2
Release Date : Late Jan
Regular Price : 8,800 yen 
Posted 12/8/2007
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Eyescream (President Japan) Oct 2007 Trinity Blood - Abel Nightroad PVC 1/8
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Item name : Abel Nightroad (Completed Figure)
Manufacturer : Eyescream (President Japan)
Scale : 1/8
Material : PVC
Original : Trinity Blood
Release Date : Late Oct., 2007
Regular Price : 12,800 yen
Posted 12/8/2007
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Toys Works July t2007 Solid Works Collection Shakugan no Shana Guren no Sensei Ver. PVC ABS 1/8
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Item name : *Solid Works Collection Shakugan no Shana Guren no Sensei Ver. (Completed Figure) Restock Item
Manufacturer : Toys Works
Scale : 1/8
Material : PVC ABS
Original : Shakugan no Shana
Release Date : Late Jul., 2007
Regular Price : 5,524 yen
Posted 12/8/2007
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Miyabiya March 2008 Bible Black - Imari Kurumi Miyabiya Version PVC ABS 1/8
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Item name : Bible Black Imari Kurumi Miyabiya Version (Completed Figure)
Manufacturer : Miyabiya
Scale : 1/8
Material : PVC ABS
Producer : Soudenbizen
Original : Bible Black
Release Date : Early Mar
Regular Price : 4,800 yen
Posted 12/8/2007
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Bandai Nov 2007 Ultraman - Play Hero Ultraman Monsters 2nd Battle 10 pieces PVC, ABS
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Item name : *Play Hero Ultraman Monsters 2nd Battle 10 pieces (Completed) New Item
Manufacturer : Bandai
Scale : Non
Material : PVC,ABS
Original : Ultraman
Release Date : Late Nov., 2007
Regular Price : 2,000 yen
Posted 12/1/2007
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Organic Nov 2007 Crows x Worst - Blacklist Rustride No.1 Fujikawa Teru with Zephyr PVC, ABS, Diecast
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Item name : Crows x Worst Blacklist Rustride No.1 Fujikawa Teru with Zephyr (Completed Figure) New Item
Manufacturer : Organic
Scale : Non
Material : PVC ABS, Diecast
Producer : Fumihiko Enno, Ken Suzuki
Original : Crows.Worst
Release Date : Late Nov., 2007
Regular Price : 3,800 yen
Posted 12/1/2007
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CM's Corp Nov 2007 Votoms - Sunrise Mechanical Action Series Zerberus VR-Maxima PVC, ABS
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Item name : *Sunrise Mechanical Action Series Zerberus VR-Maxima (Completed) New Item
Manufacturer : CM`s Corporation
Scale : Non
Material : PVC,ABS,PC
Original : Votoms
Release Date : Late Nov., 2007
Regular Price : 18,100 yen
Posted 12/1/2007
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Yamato 2003 Macross VF-1A Valkyrie Max Genius DYRL Type ABS Diecast 1/48

Yamato 1:48th Scale VF-1A Valkyrie Max Genius DYRL Type

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Name 1:48th Scale VF-1A Valkyrie
Toy Line Macross
Number
Manufacturer Yamato
Released 2003
Materials ABS, Diecast, Plastic
Scale 1:48
Category Action Figure
Series Macross
Designer
Orig. Price ¥14800
Posted 12/1/2007
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Wave May 2007 Ghost in the Shell - Tachi Silver Metal Finish Ver. ABS 1/24
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Item name : Tachi Silver Metal Finish Ver. (Completed)
Manufacturer : Wave
Scale : 1/24
Material : ABS
Original : Ghost in the shell
Release Date : Late May
Regular Price : 4,500 yen
Posted 11/24/2007
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Wave May 2007 Ghost in the Shell - Tachi Blue Metal Finish Ver. ABS 1/24
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Item name : Tachi Blue Metal Finish Ver. (Completed)
Manufacturer : Wave
Scale : 1/24
Material : ABS
Original : Ghost in the shell
Release Date : Late May
Regular Price : 4,500 yen
Posted 11/24/2007
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CM's Corp Jan 2008 Patlabor - Mechanic Action Series - Peacemaker PVC ABS
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Item name : Mechanic Action Series Peacemaker (Completed)
Manufacturer : CM`s Corporation
Scale : Non
Material : ATBC-PVC ABS PC
Series : Mechanic Action Series
Original : Patlabor
Release Date : Late Jan
Regular Price : 6,500 yen
Posted 11/24/2007
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Toys Planning Dec 2007 DemonBane SnapPs Al Azif PVC ABS
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Item name : SnapPs Al Azif (Completed Figure)
Manufacturer : Toys Planning
Scale : Non
Material : PVC ABS
Series : SnapPs
Original : Demonbane
Release Date : Late Dec
Regular Price : 1,500 yen 
Posted 11/24/2007
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Kotobukiya 2007 McQuarrie Luke Skywalker vs. Darth Vader ABS PVC

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Name McQuarrie Luke Skywalker vs. Darth Vader
Toy Line
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Manufacturer Kotobukiya
Released 2007
Materials ABS, PVC
Scale
Category Statue
Series Star Wars
Designer
Orig. Price $199.99
Posted 11/24/2007
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Yamato March 2008 Votoms - Scope Dog Red Turbo Custom ABS/PVC/Diecast 1/12
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Item name : Scope Dog Red Turbo Custom (Completed)
Manufacturer : Yamato
Scale : 1/12
Material : ABS PVC Die-Cast
Producer : Kenichi Nomoto
Original : Votoms
Release Date : Mar
Regular Price : 19,800 yen
Posted 11/17/2007
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Yamato March 2008 Votoms - Scope Dog Turbo Custom The Last Red Shoulder Set ABS 1/12
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Item name : Scope Dog Turbo Custom The Last Red Shoulder Set (Completed)
Manufacturer : Yamato
Scale : 1/12
Material : ABS PVC Die-Cast
Producer : Kenichi Nomoto
Original : Votoms
Release Date : Mar
Regular Price : 23,800 yen 
Posted 11/17/2007
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Yamato March 2008 Votoms - Weapon Parts Ver.3 for Scope dog PVC/ABS
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Item name : Weapon Parts Ver.3 for Scope dog (Completed)
Manufacturer : Yamato
Scale : 1/12
Material : PVC ABS
Producer : Kenichi Nomoto
Original : Votoms
Release Date : Mar
Regular Price : 5,800 yen
Posted 11/17/2007
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MegaHouse Feb 2007 Ghost in the shell - Perfect Piece Ghost in the shell Tachikoma ABS
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Item name : Perfect Piece Ghost in the shell Tachikoma (Completed Figure) Restock Item
Manufacturer : MegaHouse
Scale : Non
Material : ABS
Original : Ghost in the shell
Release Date : Late Feb., 2007
Regular Price : 9,800 yen
Posted 11/9/2007
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Yamato 2004 Macross - GBP-1S Armored Parts ABS 1/60

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Name GBP-1S Armored Parts
Toy Line
Number
Manufacturer Yamato
Released 2004
Materials ABS
Scale 1/60
Category Macross / Robotech
Series Macross
Designer
Orig. Price ¥4,095
Posted 11/9/2007
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Unifive 2000 Choshingokin CSG-04 Daikyojin DX Diecast, ABS

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Name Daikyojin
Toy Line Choshingokin
Number CSG-04
Manufacturer Unifive
Released 2000
Materials ABS, Diecast
Scale
Category Chogokin
Series Yattodetaman
Designer Kunio Ohkawara
Orig. Price ¥12800
Posted 11/9/2007
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Lightsaber hitchhikes aboard shuttle
USA Today -
The Force really is with them.
The seven astronauts now in orbit on space shuttle Discovery are carrying a piece of baggage from a galaxy far, far away: a lightsaber used as a prop in the hit movie Return of the Jedi. In the 1983 film, actor Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker wielded the lightsaber as he rescued his friends from gangster Jabba the Hutt. The lightsaber handle — the laser 'blade' was created by special effects — had been stored in the archives of Lucasfilm, the company that created the Star Wars series, until its ride into space last week.
RELATED: NASA extends shuttle mission

The movie artifact is the latest in a long line of items, from wacky to touching, that U.S. space crews have taken to orbit to be used as souvenirs and gifts once they return to Earth. The tradition dates back at least to 1961, when astronaut Gus Grissom spirited a pocketful of dimes onto the second U.S. spaceflight.
Posted 11/9/2007
Abandon Interactive Entertainment Nov 2007 Freaky Creatures

MALIBU, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Abandon Interactive Entertainment, a worldwide leader in original video game content, announces Freaky Creatures, an interactive gaming platform and collectible toy line designed to appeal to players of all ages. Scheduled to launch in spring 2008, Freaky Creatures incorporates collectable toys, customizable characters, an expansive online interactive community and challenging virtual battles with other players’ creatures.
Freaky Creatures appeals to tweens, teens and adult gamers alike, positioning players as trainers battling each other for control of the galaxy’s natural resources. Gamers raise, train and befriend their Freaky Creatures by decorating their lair and buying them food, pets and toys. To succeed, trainers embark on their journey to dominance by battling their creatures against others via PC to PC, PC to mobile, and mobile to mobile game play.
“Online social gaming communities are booming, especially among the 8-to-13 year old tween audience. There’s no question they’re a powerful demographic and we want to provide them with the next level of interactive game play by offering a more complex, in-depth experience,” said Jamie Ottilie, President and COO of Abandon Interactive Entertainment. “Freaky Creatures is not about cute, cuddly characters; instead it’s about players creating their own unique creature using more than a billion combinations of creature parts and powers and taking them online to kick some tail.”
Freaky Creatures starts in the real world as gamers collect one of 10 collectible toys packaged with an accompanying USB key; giving players access to download the game to their personal computer and mobile devices. Each key adds a creature to the player’s lair and randomly gives parts, powers and lair decorations to that player’s account. From there, the player becomes a “Freaky Creatures” trainer where the player must raise, train and customize their “Freaky Creatures’” powers and compete in galactic battles. A victory gives the player new powers, experience points, and creature credits, as well as the opportunity to advance to new levels and unlock new abilities and features.
Along with battling, players can immerse themselves in the online Freaky Creatures social community. Equipped with online comics, character blogs, mini-games and tournaments, special member contests, chat rooms for trading powers and secrets, online polls, individual pages and team pages as well as private forums, Freaky Creatures is designed to support an active online community safe for all ages.
If You Want To Get Freaky, sign up at www.AreYouFreaky.com.
Posted 11/9/2007
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President Japan Oct 2007 Trinity Blood - Abel Nightroad PVC 1/8
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Price: 12,800 yen
Series: Trinity Blood
Manufacturer: President Japan
Release Date: Oct 2007
Type: Completed Fixed-Pose Figure
Description:
Abel Nightroad may seem like a careless Catholic priest on the outside, but hiding beneath that mask is the scary and extremely powerful Crusnik vampire that feeds on the blood of other vampires! Inspired by an illustration by 'Trinity Blood' character designer Thores Shibamoto, the vampire priest is brought to 3D life with an incredibly detailed sculpt that you have to see with your own eyes to believe, and measures 30cm tall to the top of his deadly scythe made from his own blood! Every tiny detail is impressively realized and nicely shaded for a fascinating 'realistic' effect! A round display base is included.
Pair him up with his traveling companion Esther Blanchett, linked below! 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 11/9/2007
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MegaHouse July 2007 Ghost in the Shell - Perfect Piece Ghost in the shell Tachikomans Tachi Yellow ABS
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Item name : Perfect Piece Ghost in the shell Tachikomans Tachi Yellow (Completed Figure) Restock Item
Manufacturer : MegaHouse
Scale : Non
Material : ABS
Original : Ghost in the shell
Release Date : Late Jul., 2007
Regular Price : 9,800 yen
Posted 10/18/2007
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CafeReo Oct 2007 Military Aircraft Series Vol.3 Vietnam Air Fight 10pieces ABs 1/144
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Item name : Military Aircraft Series Vol.3 Vietnam Air Fight 10pieces (Completed)) New Item
Manufacturer : CafeReo
Scale : 1/144
Material : ABSmodel
Original : Military Aircraft
Release Date : Mid Oct., 2007
Regular Price : 5,715 yen
Posted 10/18/2007
Abyss Creations Oct 2007 Big-Screen Exposure

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A dozen headless female bodies hang from industrial metal hooks in the center of the room. To the left are a table of plastic faces, awaiting makeup. To the right, a stack of silicone molds ready for the next order of life-sized love toys.
Normally reserved for private play, these high-end, anatomically correct dolls are getting big-screen exposure with the recent release of 'Lars and the Real Girl,' an offbeat, surprisingly chaste comedy about a lonely introvert (Ryan Gosling) and Bianca, the silicone object of his affection.
Bianca, a freckle-nosed brunette, was born just east of San Diego at Abyss Creations. The 11-year-old company that makes RealDolls will ship 400 dolls to the U.S. and abroad this year at upward of $6,500 each.
RealDolls can be actresses, lovers, photo subjects or companions. Customers can choose from 10 body types, 16 faces and 17 hairstyles to create their dream girl. They specify skin tone, hair and eye color, makeup palette and nail-polish shade. The dolls have interchangeable faces ($500 each), so with the pull of some Velcro and the flip of a wig, she's like a whole new gal.
They're made from soft silicone that takes two days to cure to a somewhat flesh-like feel. With jointed skeletons they're entirely poseable 'They move in the same places people move,' company spokeswoman Bronwen Keller says but they can't stand up on their own. They range in height from 4'10' to 5'7' and weigh 75 to 115 pounds. There is also a male doll, 'Charlie,' who stands 5'8' and weighs 130 pounds.
The artists who spend about 80 hours crafting each doll all started out in the Halloween industry, says creative director and chief executive officer Matt Krivicke, 36. Before working with RealDoll, he made Halloween masks. (O.J. Simpson was his most popular.)
For many doll owners, and for Gosling's character in the film, the dolls are more like companions, each with her own personality and presence.
Posted 10/18/2007
Abyss Creations Oct 2007 Big-Screen Exposure

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SAN MARCOS, Calif. - A dozen headless female bodies hang from industrial metal hooks in the center of the room. To the left are a table of plastic faces, awaiting makeup. To the right, a stack of silicone molds ready for the next order of life-sized love toys.
Normally reserved for private play, these high-end, anatomically correct dolls are getting big-screen exposure with the recent release of 'Lars and the Real Girl,' an offbeat, surprisingly chaste comedy about a lonely introvert (Ryan Gosling) and Bianca, the silicone object of his affection.
Bianca, a freckle-nosed brunette, was born just east of San Diego at Abyss Creations. The 11-year-old company that makes RealDolls will ship 400 dolls to the U.S. and abroad this year — at upward of $6,500 each.
RealDolls can be actresses, lovers, photo subjects or companions. Customers can choose from 10 body types, 16 faces and 17 hairstyles to create their dream girl. They specify skin tone, hair and eye color, makeup palette and nail-polish shade. The dolls have interchangeable faces ($500 each), so with the pull of some Velcro and the flip of a wig, she's like a whole new gal.
They're made from soft silicone that takes two days to cure to a somewhat flesh-like feel. With jointed skeletons they're entirely poseable — 'They move in the same places people move,' company spokeswoman Bronwen Keller says — but they can't stand up on their own. They range in height from 4'10' to 5'7' and weigh 75 to 115 pounds. There is also a male doll, 'Charlie,' who stands 5'8' and weighs 130 pounds.
The artists who spend about 80 hours crafting each doll all started out in the Halloween industry, says creative director and chief executive officer Matt Krivicke, 36. Before working with RealDoll, he made Halloween masks. (O.J. Simpson was his most popular.)
For many doll owners, and for Gosling's character in the film, the dolls are more like companions, each with her own personality and presence.
'She looks like a person,' says Rob McKay, 55, a writer who owns two dolls, Lily and Eden. 'Even though she's not a breathing person, psychologically you feel like someone is with you. They're like a balm for loneliness or aloneness.'
McKay and other doll owners, who share their stories and photos online at DollForum.com, compare the life-size ladies to 'teddy bears for adults.'
'That's where she's done the most good, reducing the feeling of solitude,' McKay says, adding that he prefers intimacy with a live partner but hasn't had a girlfriend since 2001. 'Just having her there to hug or just to have somebody close by, even though it's not, obviously, a warm body.'
Posted 10/18/2007
Abandon Interactive Sept 2007 Freaky Creatures

Abandon Interactive Entertainment, a worldwide leader in original video game content, today announced an exclusive agreement with WEA Corp., Warner Music Group Corp.'s (NYSE: WMG) U.S. sales and retail distribution company, to market and distribute 'Freaky Creatures,' one of the world's first player-customized, cross-platform, multi-player game universes for the tween demographic. 'Freaky Creatures' comes packaged with one of 10 collectible toys and an accompanying USB key, which gives players access to download the game to their personal computer and mobile devices.
As part of the agreement, WEA will distribute 'Freaky Creatures' products in the United States through traditional game retail channels as well as online and mobile outlets.
'We are excited to partner with WEA, a company with the experience and distribution muscle necessary to bring this unique product to market,' said Jamie Ottilie, President and COO of Abandon Interactive Entertainment. ''Freaky Creatures' speaks directly to the 8-to-13-year-old tween audience in a new way and thanks to WEA's ability to target non-traditional and digital retail channels, as well as their enormous reach within traditional music distribution outlets, they can better help us connect with this important target audience.'
Posted 9/22/2007
Mattel Aug 2007 Porn Site Abusing Barbie's Name - Forbes
NEW YORK -
Toy maker Mattel Inc. went to court Tuesday to declare that the name of its clean-cut Barbie dolls doesn't belong on a model's pornographic Web site.
In a lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in Manhattan, Mattel (nyse: MAT - news - people ) said the Web site for an adult entertainer named China Barbie has tried to benefit from Mattel's success with the 48-year-old line of dolls, which includes Barbie's sister, Skipper, her best friend, Midge, and Skipper's boyfriend, Kevin.
China Barbie's site says she's a 'cordial young lady' who sat behind the desks of some of the world's leading investment banking firms and advertising agencies in New York before getting into porn. It says her filmography includes 'Me Luv You Long Time,' 'Ethnic Cheerleaders 8' and 'Passport to Paradise.'
The site charges $19.95 for monthly access to its photos and video clips.
The lawsuit said Mattel had registered its trademarks to protect the Barbie line of dolls and the $1.6 billion in sales that it generates. Mattel said it has sold more than a billion Barbie dolls worldwide and a typical American girl owns eight of them.
According to the lawsuit, the offending Web site is registered to Global China Networks LLC and is operated by Terri Gibson, a Hollywood, Fla., resident.
A telephone message left for Gibson on Tuesday was not immediately returned, and an e-mail sent to China Barbie through the Web site was returned as undeliverable.
The lawsuit said Global China Networks used a domain name containing the word 'barbie' in a 'bad faith attempt to profit from Mattel's Barbie trademarks' and had damaged Mattel's good name.
The lawsuit asked the court to order the transfer of the domain name registration to Mattel, to award damages of up to $100,000 and to order that any profits Global China Networks achieved be given to Mattel.
El Segundo, Calif.-based Mattel said the Web site is toying with an image it had carefully crafted since company co-founder Ruth Handler created the Barbie doll in 1959 after discovering that her daughter, Barbara, preferred to play with paper cutouts of adult female fashion dolls rather than baby dolls.

Associated Press Writer Dino Hazell contributed to this report.
Posted 8/26/2007
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Meaney Mulls ABC's Mars Pilot
Former Star Trek star Colm Meaney is in final talks to co-star opposite Jason O'Mara in Life on Mars, the pilot remake of the British time-travel series that David E. Kelley is preparing for ABC, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Published 8/19/2007
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Aug 2007 'Simpsons' Kwik-E-Mart Sales Double - ABC30.com
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'Simpsons' Kwik-E-Mart Sales Double
ABC30.com, CA -
For the past three weeks, 7-Eleven has transformed 12 of its convenience stores into caricatures of the Kwik-E-Mart widely recognized as a staple of the cartoon family's fictional town, as part of a promotion for the soon-to-be-released 'The Simpsons Movie.'

The stores have been carrying boxes of KrustyO's cereal, Buzz Cola, pink doughnuts and special edition 'Radioactive Man' comic books. The convenience store also renamed its Slurpee frozen drinks 'Squishees.'
Though one key Simpsons beverage, Duff Beer, did not make it to the shelves, fans of the hit TV show seem to be jumping at the chance to buy the other once-fictional products. The number of customers to walk through the doors at these special stores has roughly doubled, as have have sales, according to the company.
Since the promotion started July 2, more than 960,000 cans of Buzz Cola have been guzzled up.
Maybe fans were washing down their pink 'Sprinklicious' doughnuts, the type favored by Homer Simpson. The convenience store chain has sold more than 880,400 of the doughnuts nationally in the past three weeks.
The company has also sold 1.1 million Simpsons' Squishee-Slurpee cups.
In total, the convenience store chain has sold more than 3.4 million units of Simpsons merchandise and generated 64.3 million clicks on its Web site, through Sunday. The promotion ends July 31.
'The Simpsons Movie' tie-in has been phenomenal, and so much fun for our franchisees, employees, customers and 'Simpsons' fans,' Rita Bargerhuff, senior director of marketing at 7-Eleven, said in an e-mail.
'While we knew that our customers and 'Simpsons' fans were often the same people, it has been amazing to hear stories of how people would drive across state lines to see the life-size characters, try the Sprinklicious donuts, buy Buzz Cola and KrustyOs and chuckle at the amusing signs throughout the store,' she wrote.
So are the 'Simpsons' products helping 7-Eleven's bottom line?
It's is hard to say. The private company, based in Dallas, doesn't release detailed sales figures, but it did give ABC News a summary of some of its 'Simpsons'-related sales.
And because the company branded only 12 of its 6,000 stores as Kwik-E-Marts, a doubling of sales in those locations really doesn't affect the company's overall sales. But the free publicity sure doesn't hurt.
Posted 8/11/2007
Aug 2007 'Simpsons' Kwik-E-Mart Sales Double - ABC30.com

'Simpsons' Kwik-E-Mart Sales Double

Jul. 24, 2007 - While the Simpsons might be a fictional family, the very real cereal, soda and doughnuts from their cartoon world are flying off real-world shelves.
For the past three weeks, 7-Eleven has transformed 12 of its convenience stores into caricatures of the Kwik-E-Mart widely recognized as a staple of the cartoon family's fictional town, as part of a promotion for the soon-to-be-released 'The Simpsons Movie.'

The stores have been carrying boxes of KrustyO's cereal, Buzz Cola, pink doughnuts and special edition 'Radioactive Man' comic books. The convenience store also renamed its Slurpee frozen drinks 'Squishees.'
Though one key Simpsons beverage, Duff Beer, did not make it to the shelves, fans of the hit TV show seem to be jumping at the chance to buy the other once-fictional products. The number of customers to walk through the doors at these special stores has roughly doubled, as have have sales, according to the company.
Since the promotion started July 2, more than 960,000 cans of Buzz Cola have been guzzled up.
Maybe fans were washing down their pink 'Sprinklicious' doughnuts, the type favored by Homer Simpson. The convenience store chain has sold more than 880,400 of the doughnuts nationally in the past three weeks.
The company has also sold 1.1 million Simpsons' Squishee-Slurpee cups.
In total, the convenience store chain has sold more than 3.4 million units of Simpsons merchandise and generated 64.3 million clicks on its Web site, through Sunday. The promotion ends July 31.
'The Simpsons Movie' tie-in has been phenomenal, and so much fun for our franchisees, employees, customers and 'Simpsons' fans,' Rita Bargerhuff, senior director of marketing at 7-Eleven, said in an e-mail.
'While we knew that our customers and 'Simpsons' fans were often the same people, it has been amazing to hear stories of how people would drive across state lines to see the life-size characters, try the Sprinklicious donuts, buy Buzz Cola and KrustyOs and chuckle at the amusing signs throughout the store,' she wrote.
So are the 'Simpsons' products helping 7-Eleven's bottom line?
It's is hard to say. The private company, based in Dallas, doesn't release detailed sales figures, but it did give ABC News a summary of some of its 'Simpsons'-related sales.
And because the company branded only 12 of its 6,000 stores as Kwik-E-Marts, a doubling of sales in those locations really doesn't affect the company's overall sales. But the free publicity sure doesn't hurt.
Posted 8/5/2007
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