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Tonner June 2008 At Wizard World Chicago.

149_3Tonner Direct will be releasing the TCF to the left at Wizard World Chicago (June 26-29) in booth #1012.  I'm estimating that this figure, which is limited to only 100 pieces at the show, will not make it past the second day.
You'll want to check in here on June 26th, because not only will we reveal who this is (one the best known female characters in gaming), but we'll also have a review of the figure posted up.
So, do you have any guesses? 
Posted 6/23/2008
Wizard Entertainment Sept 2007 Market Watch Toys
MARKET WATCH: TOYS
Diamond’s Star Trek: The Next Generation line has another short-packed variant, Toynami’s Futurama Series 1 is flying off shelves and there are three really cute Mattel Batman variants begging for your love!

By Jon Gutierrez

Posted August 31, 2007  11:45 AM

ToyFare Price Guide Editor Jon Gutierrez fills in readers each week on toys they should be paying attention to and recent releases that may be flying under the radar.
 
wizarduniverse.com/_images_/005845/Futurama-Series1.gif align=right >STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION Q

The newest wave of Diamond’s Star Trek: The Next Generation figures is out, and this time the short-packed chase is everyone’s favorite omnipotent alien, Q. He’s going for $22 while the two regular figures—Wesley Crusher and Beverly Crusher—are selling for $15 each.

DC SUPER FRIENDS BATMAN VARIANTS

If you’re looking to collect the hyper-cute DC Super Friends line, keep an eye out for the three different Batman with Throwing Action figures that are popping up in stores. He’s available in blue-and-grey, black-and-grey and all-black. They’re selling for around $16 each on the secondary market.

FUTURAMA SERIES 1
While Futurama won’t be back on the air until next year, the first wave of Toynami’s Futurama figures are in stores and selling quickly. The wave consists of Fry ($15) and Zoidberg ($15).
Posted 9/29/2007
MegaHouse Aug 2007 Suzumiya Haruhi no Yuutsu - n Figure Collection + Nagato Yuki Bad Wizard Ver.
Action Figure Collection + Nagato Yuki Bad <b>Wizard</b> Ver. (Completed Figure)[close]
Action Figure Collection + Nagato Yuki Bad <b>Wizard</b> Ver. (Completed Figure) Package1 
Item name : Action Figure Collection + Nagato Yuki Bad Wizard Ver. (Completed Figure) New Item
Manufacturer : MegaHouse
Scale : Non
Original : Suzumiya Haruhi no Yuutsu
Release Date : Late Aug., 2007
Regular Price : 15,000 yen
Posted 9/2/2007
DC Direct Aug 2007 Wizard World Convention - Green Lantern Series 3
Direct from Wizard World Chicago is a look at DC Direct's 3rd series of Green Lanter figures. Included in this series are:

- Sinestro Corps: Siestro
- Bat-Lantern
- Cyborg Superman
- Star Sapphire


Look for these to be released in July 2008.
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Posted 8/11/2007
DC Direct Aug 2007 Wizard World Convention - Killing Joke Boxset
Here is another DC Direct product making it's debut at the 2007 Wizard World Chicago convention. 'The Killing Joke' box set. Look for this to be released in June 2008.
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Posted 8/11/2007
DC Direct Aug 2007 Wizard World Convention - Minimates Series 8
Here is a look at DC Direct's 8th series of Minimates being showed off at the Wizard World Chicago convention. Included in this series are the following figures:

- The Question/Batwoman
- Cyborg/Raven
- Sinestro/Salakk
- Red Son Superman/Wonder Woman


Look for these to be released in June 2008.
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Posted 8/11/2007
Tonner dolls Aug 2007 Wizard World Convention - Poison Ivy and Captain Jack Sparrow

Here is a look at Tooner's booth at Wizard World Chicago. Things to note are the new upcoming DC Comics Poison Ivy and Captain Jack Sparrow from Pirates of the Carribean.
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Posted 8/11/2007
DC Direct Aug 2007 Wizard World Convention - Batman Bust

New Batman Bust that showed up at the DC Direct booth today at Wizard World Chicago. We don't have any specific information on this item other then it was in the cabinet with the JLA Trophy Room replicas.
 
Posted 8/11/2007
DC Direct Aug 2007 Wizard World Convention - 13" Deluxe Green Arrow & Bizarro Figures

Here is a look at two upcoming 13' Deluxe figures from DC Direct. Green Arrow and Bizarro. Both were on display at the DC Direct booth at the Wizard World Chicago convention.
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Posted 8/11/2007
2007 Comic-Con, Wizard World Exclusives


DIAMOND ANNOUNCES EXCLUSIVES FOR COMIC-CON, WIZARD WORLD
comic Book Resources -
This year’s exclusives are listed below:

+ Marvel Zombies: Colonel America Bust SDCC Edition (DCD Item Code: MAR078305): Diamond Select Toys and Collectibles pays homage to the Sentinel of Liberty as seen in Marvel Comics’ white-hot Marvel Zombies series! Limited to 1,000 pieces.

+ Marvel MiniMates: Marvel Zombies Giant Man & Daredevil 2-Pack (DCD Item Code: MAR078184): Two of the most popular characters from Marvel Zombies are presented as MiniMates in this two-pack from Diamond Select Toys and Collectibles! Designed and sculpted by Art Asylum, both figures stand approximately 2” tall, feature multiple points of articulation and include clear accents that simulate decaying, battle-damaged body parts. Limited to 5,000 sets

+ Be@rbricks Joe Linsner’s Dawn 2-Piece Set – SDCC 2007 Exclusive (DCD Item Code: FEB078039): This special two-pack from Medicom, featuring Joe Linsner’s Dawn and Death in Be@rbrick form, contains two 2-3/4” tall figures approved by Linsner himself, who also designed the set’s window box packaging. Limited to 2,007 sets.

+ Star Wars: “Holographic” Darth Vader Wacky Wobbler – SDCC 2007 Exclusive (DCD Item Code: MAR078349): Darth Vader reports to the Emperor via holographic projection as this special edition, 7” tall, clear vinyl Wacky Wobbler from Funko that ships in window box packaging! Limited to 3,000 pieces.

+ Mon-Sieur Bomé Collection Volume 11: Jungle Emi “Combat” Version Repaint – SDCC 2007 Exclusive (DCD Item Code: FEB078137): The popular Bomé creation, Emi, gets a new look as a 7”- tall figure with a “Holstein”-pattern bikini, combat helmet. Limited to 2,007 pieces.

+ Neon Genesis Evangelion: “Race Queen” Rei Ayanami PVC Statue – SDCC 2007 Exclusive (DCD Item Code: FEB078140): Kotobukiya presents this beautiful PVC statue of enigmatic EVA pilot Rei Ayanami, styled for a day at the speedway as a Japanese “Race Queen” (pretty girl on the sideline, cheering on her team’s driver)! This entry in Kotobukiya’s Evangelion Shoujo Statue Series measures 7-1/2” tall (1/8th scale) and ships in its original Japanese language window box. Limited to 1,250 pieces.

Posted 6/16/2007
Wizards of the Coast June 2007 Star Wars Miniatures and RPG Saga Edition
Renton, Wash. (May 31, 2007) -- Wizards of the Coast, the world leader in hobby gaming and a subsidiary of Hasbro Inc. (NYSE: HAS), today announced the 2007 product lineup for its popular Star Wars™ Miniatures game and Star Wars® Roleplaying game.

“The rich settings of the Star Wars universe have captured the imaginations of gamers for 30 years,” said Sarah Haines, Brand Manager for Star Wars at Wizards of the Coast. “Wizards is excited to continue our part of this enduring tradition this year and beyond.”

150 unique figures fill a robust Star Wars Miniatures lineup in 2007.

  • The action starts this month with the release of Alliance & Empire™ (MSRP $14.99), a 60-figure, booster-only expansion composed of iconic characters from the original Star Wars trilogy. In celebration of the 30th anniversary of that epic filmmaking achievement, each figure in the first print run of Alliance & Empire is fixed on a special, square-base emblazoned with a metallic silver Star Wars logo. Subsequent printings of Alliance & Empire will revert to the customary round figure bases.

  • Coming in June, Rebels and Imperials™ (MSRP $4.99) features the re-release of some of the most popular minis from previous Star Wars Miniatures game products. This set of 24 figures is packaged in two-figure boosters, fully randomized with varying degrees of rarity to enhance collectability.

  • Those new to the Star Wars Collectable Miniatures game (CMG) can get their start in the world of Star Wars gaming with the Star Wars Miniatures Starter Set (MSRP $14.99), available in July. The first new Starter for the Star Wars CMG since 2005 contains everything needed for two-players to engage in epic space combat right out of the box, including: 6 non-randomized figures (Obi-Wan Kenobi, Darth Vader, Rebel Captain, Rebel Heavy Trooper, Elite Stormtooper and Heavy Stormtrooper), a fold-out battle map, instruction booklet, one d20™ die and more!

  • From the halls of the Jedi Temple on Coruscant to the Emperor’s throne tower aboard the Death Star, Star Wars Miniatures can battle from sector to sector with Galaxy™ Tiles (MSRP $12.95), available in November. This set of 6, double-sided, cardstock sheets of die-cut terrain tiles allows players to construct customized battle surfaces. Galaxy Tiles are also compatible with Star Wars Roleplaying Games.

  • Fans will score a 3-D preview of LucasArts’s highly-anticipated 2008 video game titled “Star Wars: The Force Unleashed” with this November’s Star Wars Miniatures expansion of the same name. The Force Unleashed™ (MSRP $21.99) is a 60-figure, booster-only set drawn from the Star Wars “expanded universe” of comics, novels and video games. In addition, fourteen (isn’t it fifteen?) of the figures in this set represent iconic characters from the game that will be available to fans for the first time ever, and an additional 10 are “huge” figures!
  • Posted 6/11/2007
    Diamond June 2007 Announces Exclusives For Comic-Con, Wizard World Comic Book Resources

    To help make the 2007 convention season the best one yet, Diamond Comic Distributors offers comic book specialty retailers eight exciting, highly limited exclusives that are sure to attract consumers and boost profits at the industry’s largest trade shows: Comic-Con International: San Diego (July 26-29) and Wizard World Chicago (August 9-12)!

    ? Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter: First Death #1 – Diamond Exclusive SDCC Sketch Variant (DCD Item Code: FEB078235): Laurell K. Hamilton, Dabel Brothers Productions and Marvel Comics give readers a look into Anita Blake's past in this special SDCC 2007 variant cover edition! Written by Laurell K. Hamilton & Jonathan Green and featuring a cover by Brett Booth, this issue is part one of a two-part story arc set one year before the events of Guilty Pleasures. Limited to 5,000 copies.

    ? Thor #1 – Diamond Exclusive Coipel SDCC Variant Cover Edition (DCD Item Code: MAR078209): Marvel Comics reintroduces the Thunder God to the post-Civil War Marvel Universe in this highly anticipated ongoing series by red-hot superstars J. Michael Straczynski and Olivier Coipel, who provides the variant cover for this edition! Limited to 7,500 copies.

    ? Marvel Zombies: Colonel America Bust SDCC Edition (DCD Item Code: MAR078305): Diamond Select Toys and Collectibles pays homage to the Sentinel of Liberty as seen in Marvel Comics’ white-hot Marvel Zombies series! Limited to 1,000 pieces.

    ? Marvel MiniMates: Marvel Zombies Giant Man & Daredevil 2-Pack (DCD Item Code: MAR078184): Two of the most popular characters from Marvel Zombies are presented as MiniMates in this two-pack from Diamond Select Toys and Collectibles! Designed and sculpted by Art Asylum, both figures stand approximately 2” tall, feature multiple points of articulation and include clear accents that simulate decaying, battle-damaged body parts. Limited to 5,000 sets

    ? Be@rbricks Joe Linsner’s Dawn 2-Piece Set – SDCC 2007 Exclusive (DCD Item Code: FEB078039): This special two-pack from Medicom, featuring Joe Linsner’s Dawn and Death in Be@rbrick form, contains two 2-3/4” tall figures approved by Linsner himself, who also designed the set’s window box packaging. Limited to 2,007 sets.

    ? Star Wars: “Holographic” Darth Vader Wacky Wobbler – SDCC 2007 Exclusive (DCD Item Code: MAR078349): Darth Vader reports to the Emperor via holographic projection as this special edition, 7” tall, clear vinyl Wacky Wobbler from Funko that ships in window box packaging! Limited to 3,000 pieces.

    ? Mon-Sieur Bomé Collection Volume 11: Jungle Emi “Combat” Version Repaint – SDCC 2007 Exclusive (DCD Item Code: FEB078137): The popular Bomé creation, Emi, gets a new look as a 7”- tall figure with a “Holstein”-pattern bikini, combat helmet. Limited to 2,007 pieces.

    ? Neon Genesis Evangelion: “Race Queen” Rei Ayanami PVC Statue – SDCC 2007 Exclusive (DCD Item Code: FEB078140): Kotobukiya presents this beautiful PVC statue of enigmatic EVA pilot Rei Ayanami, styled for a day at the speedway as a Japanese “Race Queen” (pretty girl on the sideline, cheering on her team’s driver)! This entry in Kotobukiya’s Evangelion Shoujo Statue Series measures 7-1/2” tall (1/8th scale) and ships in its original Japanese language window box. Limited to 1,250 pieces.

    Posted 6/11/2007
    McDonald's March 2007 TMNT Action Figures & Madame Alexander Wizard of Oz dolls

    The latest toy promotion at McDonald's features TMNT, the new Ninja Turtles film. The TMNT toys will be available from March 23rd to April 19th.
    The eight toys are:
    • Michelangelo action figure
    • Leonardo action figure
    • Raphael action figure
    • Donatello action figure
    • Michelangelo (press his head down to open his shell for storage)
    • Leonardo (press his head down to open his shell for storage)
    • Raphael (press his head down to open his shell for storage)
    • Donatello (press his head down to open his shell for storage)

    McDonald's is also offering Madame Alexander dolls in this same promotional period. The dolls are dressed as characters from the Wizard of Oz. You can see pictures of the dolls in a photo gallery on About.com's Doll Collecting site.
    Posted 3/29/2007
    Mattel April 2007 Barbie - Wizard of Oz Barbie Doll

    <b>Wizard</b> of Oz Barbie Doll 
    Wizard of Oz Barbie Doll Description:
    She's off to see the wizard! One of the top ten movies of all time, The Wizard of Oz enchants children of all ages. In the whimsical story, Dorothy Gale is taken over the rainbow by a tornado. Dorothy travels along The Yellow Brick Road to the Emerald City with her Yorkshire Terrier, Toto, searching for the great and powerful Wizard to help her find a way home! Doll cannot stand alone. Ages 6 and up.
    Posted 3/22/2007
    Magic Wizard's Stone

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    Magic Wizard's Stone
    This plastic, 3-3/4' long Magic Wizard's Stone mysteriously reverses its direction while spinning. Amaze your friends!



     
    Posted 3/4/2007
    Wizards of the Coast Dec 2006 Wizards Renews Lucasfilm Deal
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    Wizards Renews Lucasfilm Deal

    Game developer Wizards of the Coast announced that it has reached an agreement with Lucasfilm Ltd. that will allow the Seattle-based company to continue producing the Star Wars Miniatures and Star Wars Role-Playing Game titles for several years to come. The new agreement also allows Wizards of the Coast to develop new products and expansion sets for its Star Wars games and accessories.

    The Star Wars Miniatures game allows players to collect and build squads from hundreds of characters from throughout the Star Wars universe to compete against another player in head-to-head, skirmish-style battles. The Star Wars Role-Playing Game allows players create and star in their own chapter of the Star Wars saga. Wizards of the Coast is also planning special events and new products to celebrate the franchise's 30th anniversary in 2007, the company said.
    Posted 12/29/2006 by  Scifi.com 
    Wizards of the Coast Considering a Transformers Card Game

    Wizards of the Coast is asking fans if they would be interested in a Transformers Card Game. If this is something you'd be interested go to the bottom of the page of this link and vote. No indication of whether or not it would be based on the upcoming Transformers Movie, Classics or G1 toy lines.
    Thanks to 2005 Boards Member Beastbot X for the news.
    Posted 10/7/2006
    Photo Gallery: 2006 Wizard World Chicago Haul
    Every action figure collector who attends a convention comes home with war stories and a 'haul' of action figure purchases. Similar to the photo gallery for my San Diego Comic-Con...
    Posted 8/24/2006
    Conventional Weekend: Wizard World Philadelphia Part 1 - Now Playing Magazine

    Conventional Weekend: Wizard World Philadelphia Part 1
    Now Playing Magazine, OH -
    ... This time it was a brand new, phenomenally sculpted action figure of Zombie Stephen, or “Flyboy,” from the original Dawn of the Dead. Sweet. ...
    Posted 6/7/2006
    WIZARD WORLD LA, DAY ONE: MARVEL & BUNGIE ANNOUNCE 'HALO' GRAPHIC ... - comic Book Resources

    WIZARD WORLD LA, DAY ONE: MARVEL & BUNGIE ANNOUNCE "HALO" GRAPHIC ...
    comic Book Resources -
    ... Marvel’s Toy Biz division is a recognized creative force and leader in toy design, sales and marketing, developing and overseeing both licensee and in-house ...
    Published 3/21/2006
    WIZARD WORLD LA, DAY ONE: MARVEL & BUNGIE ANNOUNCE "HALO" GRAPHIC ... - comic Book Resources

    WIZARD WORLD LA, DAY ONE: MARVEL & BUNGIE ANNOUNCE 'HALO' GRAPHIC ...
    comic Book Resources -
    ... Marvel’s Toy Biz division is a recognized creative force and leader in toy design, sales and marketing, developing and overseeing both licensee and in-house ...
    Posted 3/19/2006
    Video Games Live Heads to Wizard World - TotalPlayStation.com

    Video Games Live Heads to Wizard World
    TotalPlayStation.com, CA -
    ... of Video Games Live. 'Comic books, anime, action figures and video games all go hand in hand. Wizard Entertainment understands, promotes ...
    Posted 3/8/2006
    Wizards of the Coast and the latest CCG info from our InQuest Associate Editor
    It's also probably the most diverse constructed pro tour ever, with at least 20 viable decks that could win.
    Published 3/4/2006 by  Wizarduniverse.com 
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