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Toylines (alphabetical order)
Chaotic (2009)
Dragons: Defenders of Berk (2013)
Flick Trix (2000)
How to Train Your Dragon (2010)
La Dee Da (2012)
Last Airbender, The (2010)
Liv (2009)
Monster University (2013)
Redakai (2011)
Storm Hawks (2007)
Tech Deck (2009)
The Wiggles (2003)
Tron Legacy (2010)
Toylines (chronological order)
2000 Flick Trix
2003 The Wiggles
2007 Storm Hawks
2009 Chaotic
2009 Liv
2009 Tech Deck
2010 How to Train Your Dragon
2010 Last Airbender, The
2010 Tron Legacy
2011 Redakai
2012 La Dee Da
2013 Dragons: Defenders of Berk
2013 Monster University
Company history
About Spin Master    
Spin Master was founded by Anton Rabie and Ronnen Harary, in 1994, began as The Earth Buddy Partnership. The company's name was changed to Spin Master in 1995. Spin Master develops, manufactures, markets and distributes its own toy products around the world. Diligent Product Development and Powerhouse Marketing Strategies have created a worldwide reputation for Great Products. Highly recognized for its Creative Vision, Spin Master is one of the fastest growing toy companies in the world. The company has several well-known brands including AIR HOGS and METAL MAXX.
The Story of Spin Master    
The roots of Spin Master Ltd. date back to 1994, when three university friends, armed with $10,000 set out to build a business. Ronnen Harary, Anton Rabie and Ben Varadi's first product was called The Earth Buddy, a small, pantyhose-covered head filled with grass seeds that sprouted hair when watered. The Earth Buddy was an unexpected hit, a Pet Rock-like phenomenon, providing the partners with a firm foundation to sprout their next idea.

During the next few years, the trio launched several novelty type products such as Devil Sticks, Grow Things, and Chatter Rings. Although these items proved to be successful, they were no way near the company's next big thing. What Spin Master needed was an item that would allow the company to put their mark on the toy industry.

In 1996, Spin Master found such an item, when two British inventors introduced the concept of an air-pressured airplane to the partners. In theory, the idea was ingenious - a chamber of compressed air pumped into the plane by the child would power a miniature one piston engine - but could it work on more than paper? After much time, effort and faith, the Air Hogs brand was born, with the release of the "Sky Shark" in 1998. The toy was both a popular and critical success, earning a prestigious spot on Popular Science's annual list of the Top 100 Innovations in Science & Technology.

Over the past ten years, Spin Master has become an internationally recognized company, developing and distributing toys around the globe. The company's success has stemmed largely from its willingness to take risks and market innovative, original products that are - above all - fun. Perhaps nothing illustrates this philosophy better than Air Hogs.

With the success of Air Hogs firmly in place, Spin Master continued to blend in-house creativity with innovative marketing partnerships. Refusing to rest on their laurels, Spin Master became adept at modernizing former classics. Partnering with K&B Innovations - the company responsible for the legendary Shrinky Dinks - Spin Master introduced a self-contained "shrinking" unit, eliminating the need for the kitchen oven, and refueling toy-buyers' imaginations to the Shrinky Dinks brand. The toy launched at the New York Toy Fair in 2001, garnering rave reviews, thirteen toy awards, and a cover story in the Wall Street Journal. To date, the company has sold over 1.2 million units.

The company has witnessed incredible growth over the past few years, spurned by the development of breakthrough products like Catch-A-Bubble - a bubble toy that allows children to catch and stack bubbles - to outdoor toys like the Bounce 'Round line that allows children to bring the carnival fun to their very own backyard. Spin Master is currently the 2nd largest player in the category of food activity toys. Securing some of the top licenses including Hershey's, McDonald's and ICEE, has helped create a line boasting the ICEE Maker, McDonald's McFlurry Maker, Hershey's Chocolate Magic, Hershey's S'mores Maker and a 7-11 Slurpee Maker.

Licensing some of the world's leading brands continues to be an integral part of Spin Master's strategy to drive growth. Spin Master has teamed up with Disney, HIT Entertainment (The Wiggles), McDonald's, Marvel, Hershey, Nickelodeon, and others to delivering products ranging from Sponge Bob Square Pants-inspired Bounce ?Rounds, to the McDonald's McFlurry Maker to licensed furniture products.
The Story of Spin Master - part 2    
Demonstrating that Spin Master has not forgotten its "grass-roots" past, they hit it big again in the fall of 2003 with the collectible sensation Mighty Beanz. Utilizing the same philosophy and marketing techniques from the company's Devil Sticks days, the product was introduced to children across North America and the Beanz have literally been flying off the shelves ever since.

Despite the toy industry facing a difficult environment over the past several years, Spin Master once again proved that they have a knack for picking holiday hits. In 2004, both Aquadoodle (a mat that lets kids draw on with water) and Bella Dancerella (a home ballet studio for young girls) were runaway hits, selling out at retailers throughout North America. Spin Master predicts this upcoming holiday season to be no different with a product line including some holiday must haves such as the Air Hogs Zero Gravity, Black Belts and Bella Pop Stars, to name a few.

As toy sales stagnate manufactures are no longer putting all of their efforts into toys. Today, Spin Master, considered to be the pioneer in this category, (having begun in 2003), has developed a complete line of children's furnishings under the brand marshmallow. This line includes pillows, canopies, headboards, lamps, children's furniture, ready beds and storage units. Spin Master should not be considered a toy company, rather a company focused on lifestyle and children's entertainment.

Now a decade into the industry, Spin Master has expanded from its Toronto head office to include two international offices in Hong Kong and France, as well as show rooms in New York and Arkansas. The company's team of skilled, passionate employees has grown to more than 200, and the impressive collection of awards and accolades continues to grow, including citations as one of the Top 40 Companies under 40 Years Old (1999), Ernst & Young Entrepreneurs of the Year (1999), #10 on Profit Magazines? 100 Fastest Growing Private Companies, one of Canada's 50 Best Managed Private Companies (2001-2004), and the winner of several major toy awards including the 2002 TOTY (Toy of the Year) for Catch-A-Bubble (Outdoor Toy of the Year), 2003 TOTY for Bounce 'Round (Outdoor Toy of the Year) and Regenerator (Vehicle of the Year), 2004 TOTY for both Bella Dancerella Home Ballet Studio (Girl Toy of the Year) and Aquadoodle (Activity Toy of the Year) .

The future is eagerly embraced by Spin Master, and the company is moving ahead with great confidence. They have recently implemented a new management strategy, hiring a team of experienced industry professionals at key senior positions. 2005's line of toys is ready, boasting an unprecedented number of products catering to all ages and play patterns, with sales expected to surpass all previous records. Spin Master has successfully transformed itself from a small toy enterprise into an all-encompassing children's entertainment company, as evident by the company's entrance into the children's lifestyle category. However, the spirit in which the company was founded has not changed; despite its increasing size, Spin Master remains a youthful, hip, energetic organization, willing to take risks, eager to innovate, and always looking to pursue new and exciting ideas.
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2009 SDCC Day 2: DC Universe Movie Masters And Batman/Superman Public Enemies
2009 SDCC Day 2: DC Universe Movie Masters And Batman/Superman Public Enemies
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2009 SDCC Day 2: Masters of The Universe
2009 SDCC Day 2: Masters of The Universe
Posted 7/26/2009
2009 SDCC Day 2: JLU, Infinite Heroes, Movies Masters 12", DCU Greatest Collection And More
2009 SDCC Day 2: JLU, Infinite Heroes, Movies Masters 12', DCU Greatest Collection And More
Posted 7/26/2009
Spin-Master July 2009 Bakugan coming to Wii Xbox and Nintendo.

SANTA MONICA, CA - July 16, 2009 - Activision Publishing, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI), and Corus Entertainment’s Nelvana Enterprises announced today that the world premiere of Bakugan Battle Brawlers™ will be at San Diego Comic-Con. Attendees of the famed convention can get their hands on Bakugan Battle Brawlers on Wii™ and Nintendo DS™ for the first time ever when Comic-Con opens its doors to the public on July 23. Bakugan Battle Brawlers will be located in the Spin Master/Bakugan Booth SDCC #3712.
“Bakugan is one of the most popular and successful new properties to come along in years,” said David Oxford, Activision Publishing.“There are legions of fans, desperate to see how the video game versions of their favorite characters and creatures are being handled. For a phenomenon this huge, only an event the size of Comic-Con is the right place for Bakugan to make its debut.”
“Comic-Con is the perfect venue at which to debut our Bakugan Battle Brawlers video game” said Doug Murphy, President, Nelvana and GM, Corus Kids.“Activision has exceeded our expectations as they bring this hit property to life in a new and engaging way for our ever growing audiences.”
Bakugan™ is based on the story of Dan and his friends whose lives were forever changed when mysterious cards fell from the sky. Creating a game from the cards where powerful creatures known as Bakugan battle, it isn’t long before they discover that their hobby is much more than just a simple pastime. Utilizing special game cards Bakugan battle masters roll spheres onto the cards, which activate and transform into Bakugan“battle brawling” action figures. The toy line, developed by Spin Master Ltd., has won three“Toy of the Year” awards from the Toy Industry Association. Bakugan is also an animated cartoon series airing on Cartoon Network in the United States, TELETOON in Canada and many international broadcasters.
Bakugan Battle Brawlers will be released for Wii™, Nintendo DS™, Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, and PLAYSTATION®3 and PlayStation®2 computer entertainment systems on October 20, 2009. For more information about Bakugan Battle Brawlers, please visit www.bakugan-videogame.com or follow news about the game on Twitter: @bakuganvidgame.
Posted 7/26/2009
Spin Master's highly anticipated North American 'Bakugan

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TORONTO , July 21 /PRNewswire/ - The 'Call to Brawl' will roar at Comic-Con in San Diego, CA July 23rd - 26th as Spin Master Ltd. showcases its highly ...

Posted 7/26/2009
Hasbro July 2009 Transformers movies propels spin-off toy sales


With the Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen enjoying record ticket sales in China this month, spin-offs of Transformer toys and other products are booming, too. The action movie's ticket sales totaled more than 400 million yuan in China in its first three weeks in theaters. Like earlier hit movies such as the Star Wars and Batman series of films, spin-off toys became top sellers, too.
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'Transformer toy sales increased by 70 percent to 80 percent after the movie came out,' Liu Yang, marketing manager of UME Huaxing International Cineplex, told China Business Weekly. 'Sales were even higher on weekends. They almost doubled, compared to weekdays,' Liu said. Spin-offs included Transformer toys, key rings and other gadgets. A special stamp album featuring likenesses of Transformer characters, although priced at 500 yuan each, also were popular, Liu said.
'For people in their 20s and 30s, watching a Transformer movie is like reuniting with a lost friend,' said Wei Wei, owner of a Beijing toy shop. Although Wei's shop is only about 60 sq m in size, daily sales usually hit 6,000 yuan in the wake of the new Transformer movie's release, he said.
'The first Transformer movie attracted mainly the 70s and 80s generations,' Wei said about the movie based on a popular children's television show of that era.

'Now small children also come and buy models to play with,' Wei said.
Like Transformer toys, the movie features colorful robots that 'transform' into cars and other objects.
It's not just toys. Other products featuring a Transformer tie-in are becoming popular, too.
'Without any advertisement and in just about a month, the sales of our Transformer USB flash drives were up to almost 10,000,' Zeng Ni, marketing manager of Tsinghua Tongfang Co Ltd, said about his company's new product.
'We knew that Transformers would be the talk of the town, so last year we began to develop a series of Transformer IT products,' Zeng said.
His company's efforts paid off. In addition to USB flash drives, the company introduced Transformer laptops and desktops.
Both items posted sales increases of 20 percent to 30 percent since the end of June, following the movie's release, Zeng said.
'We focused on the large number of Transformer fans, and we were right,' Zeng said.
The Meters/bonwe Group formed a partnership with US-based Hasbro Inc to become the only Chinese fashion and accessories company licensed to use Transformers images, typefaces and logos.
Among the hot summer sellers on the company's online store at Taobao.com is a Bumblee T-shirt.
More than 800 T-shirts featuring the yellow robot character from the movie have sold recently, the company reported.
'It's delightful that we still have a double-digit year-on-year increase in sales amid a sluggish economy and the off-season,' Xu Weidong, deputy general manager of Meters/bonwe, was cited by The Economic Observer as saying.
Meters/bonwe also landed a deal for 'product placement' in the new movie.
Xu labeled the appearance of Meters/bonwe products in the movie as a 'win-win situation' for advertising his company's products, although he declined to disclose the cost of the deal.
While US moviemakers have long promoted the appeal of spin-off toys and other products, the Chinese movie industry has yet to fully capitalize on spin-offs, some Chinese industry experts said.
Posted 7/26/2009
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Hot Toys July 2009 Godfather - Movie Masterpiece Don Vito Corleone 1/6
Price: 18,000 yen
Series: Godfather
Manufacturer: Hot Toys
Release Date: Jul 2009
Type: Action Figure
Description: The head sculpt on Hot Toys' Movie Masterpiece figure of Marlon Brando as Don Vito Corleone is so accurate, it'll give you the creeps! Brando won the Academy Award for Best Actor (which he famously turned down) for his performance in this role in 'The Godfather,' and this is the role for which many people most remember him. Dressed in a film-accurate tuxedo, complete with red rosebud in his lapel, the Godfather comes with two sets of interchangeable hands, an additional hand to hold his drink, his cat, his chair, and a glass. A figure stand is also included, and everything arrives packed into a huge and stylish presentation box. Built on Hot Toys' TrueType figure (with over 32 points of articulation), this action doll stands 31cm (12 inches) tall. This isn't just a wonderful action figure; it's a tribute to a legendary actor and a career-changing performance. Add it to your collection of movie memorabilia today!Please note that the photos shown are of a prototype; the production version may vary.

Posted 7/26/2009
Jakks June 2009 Timmy Time: Jakks gets Master Toy license for the US

Timmy Time proves a hit
aardman, golden bear, jakks pacific, vivid imaginationsAccording to BARB, the new pre-school show from Aardman has been watched by 4.8 million since launch in April.

The show airs three times each weekday, and has achieved above average share of carers with children from birth to three years-old and four to six year-olds in all three time slots.

Viewing figures are particularly strong in the afternoons where it averages 3.5 share points above the 2008 average for that slot among the audiences.

This winning debut in the UK marks the start of the international rollout of Timmy Time with a raft of major broadcast and licensing deals already in place.

To coincide with the launch, Vivid Imaginations is on board as master toy licensee with a range due to hit shelves at the end of July. Golden Bear will offer a line of wooden toys in the UK and Jakks Pacific has signed up as Master Toy licensee for the US and Canada.

Aardman has also recently secured deals with Egmont who has picked up publishing rights for the UK and commonwealth and Titan Magazines will be producing a monthly comic for the UK and Eire.
Posted 6/20/2009
Mega Brands June 2009 Looks Battle Strikers to spin a corporate recovery

MONTREAL — Struggling toy maker Mega Brands (TSX:MB) is looking to Battle Strikers and its new take on a classic toy to help it spin a corporate recovery.
The Montreal-based company hopes the spinning top developed 18 months ago will help to turn things around after several years of bad news and financial losses.
'We know we've got a winner here so we're really excited about it,' chief innovation officer Vic Bertrand said in an interview Friday during a kick-off to its North American promotional tour.
Several vans carrying samples will fan out to introduce kids six and older to the Chinese-made toy.
Unlike past battling tops, Battle Strikers has no ripcords or pull strings. Its battery-powered handle serves as a launch pad for multi-coloured tops that can be customized. Finger gloves help players to guide the magnetic tops.
Industry observers say the company's future may be, in part, contingent on the product matching its potential as one of the hottest toys introduced this year and help generate profits during the key Christmas season, which accounts for about 60 per cent of annual sales.
'Unless they have a very, very good fourth-quarter they will not be around this time next year,' says toy expert Lutz Muller of Klosters Trading Corp. in Vermont.
Muller says Battle Strikers is a 'neat product' but its magnetic design may spawn some consumer resistance, which he says persists since a recalled toy was blamed for one death and several injuries.
'Everything that is put out by Mega Brands and has magnet with it will have at least a degree of consumer resistance. That's the only problem I see here. Otherwise, the product looks pretty good,' he said in an interview.
If it's successful, Battle Strikers will help the company even though these offerings tend to have relatively short shelf lives. Hasbro's popular Beyblades are set to be relaunched in 2010 after a very successful run starting in 2002.
Battle Strikers follows recently announced tie-ins to Microsoft's Halo video game and the Thomas the Tank engine series.
'Mega's problem is they are unlikely to have access to any sort of major game-changers because of the history they now have,' he said.
Failure could result in bankruptcy or a buyout, they say, noting that Mega Brands construction toys remain attractive despite the commanding market leadership by Lego. Among the suitors that have named are Jakks Pacific and Spinmaster.
Bertrand declined to comment, when asked if it has been approached to sell the company.
Mega Brands' batting average for new products has been lowered by several strikeouts and foul balls. Several disastrous recalls of its former Magnetix toy took a toll on the company's reputation and its profits.
But Bertrand said Battle Strikers has the potential to be a home run.
Based on its redesigned MagNext line of magnetic toys, patent-pending Battle Strikers fosters competitive, aggressive play that appeals to many young boys, aged six plus.
The toys will be available for sale in July.
Battle Strikers can help bring some new momentum to the company, but Bertrand insists there are 'no silver bullets' that will on their own turn things around.
'We want it to be successful but we have a lot of other products in our portfolio that continue to do well in the marketplace,' he said.
New York analyst Chris Byrne, better known as The Toy Guy, predicts Battle Strikers will be one of the big toys this year.
'It's competition, it's crashing, it's all the things that tend to appeal to boys,' he said in an interview, adding the low price will be attractive to consumers.
In a year when most toy makers are emphasizing their core brands, th
Posted 6/20/2009
Mattel 2008 July Masters Of The Universe Classics + Mattycollector.com
Mattel's new collector focused website is now partially up, with official opening at 8am morning on 28 July Monday (EST)! This will be the only place where the new MOTU Classics figures will be available, including limited stocks of the SDCC exclusive King Grayskull! Some folks have been able to access the webshop which lists the next two figures from the MOTU Classics line as He-Man and Beastman! Stay tuned for more info after Mattel's MOTU panel wraps... MATTYCOLLECTOR.COM
Posted 7/26/2008
Mattel 2008 SDCC Day 3: New Masters of the Universe figures to be sold on MattyCollector.com
Here is a look at Mattel's upcoming new He-Man and Beast Man figures which will be sold on their MattyCollector.com website. He-Man will be available in October 2008 and Beast Man will be available in November 2008. Each figure will cost $20 each. The figures were sculpted by the Four Horsemen and they will have a new figure available online each month starting with He-Man.< itxtvisited=1 div=>
Posted 7/26/2008
Spin Master July 2008 SAP Software helps...
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Spin Master is best known to Canadian consumers as the maker of the Air Hogs flying toy.
'There's never a dull moment with an Air Hogs flying toy overhead,' runs a slogan on the company's site.
And there hasn't been a dull moment at Spin Master since the company rolled out SAP enterprise software, in 2006, to run key business operations.
Spin Master says the software system has transformed its business, enabling it to go to market with new products much faster, and take customer satisfaction to an all time high.
Faster order fulfillment, more accurate sales projections, fewer non-compliance penalties from retailers, and the ability to 'push and pull' products in response to market currents – are some of the other benefits.
Spin Master Ltd. has experienced dramatic growth in a relatively short period of time.
From a small business started in 1994 by three college friends with a little more than $10,000 in seed money, the toy maker has grown into a global firm with more than 400 employees, and revenues of more than $400 million.
To support this growth, however, the company needed to overhaul the systems it used to run its business, and so the firm rolled out SAP R/3 –business software apps from SAP Canada Inc.
SAP is one of the world's largest makers of enterprise resource planning (ERP) software. Its global headquarters are in Waldorf, Germany and Canadian headquarters in Toronto.
Essentially ERP systems automate and optimize a range of business operations – including manufacturing, supply chain management, financials, project management, human resources and customer relationship management.
After evaluating products from several vendors – including SAP's chief competitor Oracle Corp. – Spin Master opted for the R/3 system.
To ensure an effective rollout, a core project team met off site to ensure cross-functional understanding of all business process requirements.
A steering committee convened monthly to resolve issues that arose during the implementation phases. Users received 40 hours of in-house training.
Speeding up product development and enhancing customer contact processes were among the key business objectives of the SAP deployment.
From a technology standpoint, the company sought to integrate its IT systems and information delivery across multiple processes, including finance, product planning, sales, and distribution, new product development and logistics.
Posted 7/26/2008
Kotobukiya June 2008 Halo3 - Master Chief Field Of Battle - Artfx Statue PVC
HALO3:<b>MASTER</b> CHIEF FIELD OF BATTLE ARTFX STATUE (Figure)
Item name : HALO3:MASTER CHIEF FIELD OF BATTLE ARTFX STATUE (Figure) New Item
Manufacturer : Kotobukiya
Scale : Non
Material : PVC
Original : HALO 3
Release Date : Mid Jun., 2008
Regular Price : 9,800 yen  about 91.77 USD  58.44 Euros
Posted 6/23/2008
Square Enix Sept 2008 Final Fantasy Master Creatures 3 Gilgamesh PVC
Final Fantasy <b>Master</b> Creatures 3 Gilgamesh (Figure)
Item name : Final Fantasy Master Creatures 3 Gilgamesh (Figure)
Manufacturer : Square Enix
Scale : Non
Material : PVC
Producer : Takayuki Takeya
Series : Final Fantasy Master Creatures
Original : Final Fantasy
Release Date : Late Sep
Regular Price : 3,500 yen  about 32.77 USD  20.87 Euros
Posted 6/23/2008
Square Enix Sept 2008 Final Fantasy Master Creatures 3 Phoenix PVC
Final Fantasy <b>Master</b> Creatures 3 Phoenix (Figure)
Item name : Final Fantasy Master Creatures 3 Phoenix (Figure)
Manufacturer : Square Enix
Scale : Non
Material : PVC
Producer : Takayuki Takeya
Series : Final Fantasy Master Creatures
Original : Final Fantasy
Release Date : Late Sep
Regular Price : 3,500 yen  about 32.77 USD  20.87 Euros
Posted 6/23/2008
Square Enix Sept 2008 Final Fantasy Master Creatures 3 Shiva PVC
Final Fantasy <b>Master</b> Creatures 3 Shiva (Figure)
Item name : Final Fantasy Master Creatures 3 Shiva (Figure)
Manufacturer : Square Enix
Scale : Non
Material : PVC
Producer : Takayuki Takeya
Series : Final Fantasy Master Creatures
Original : Final Fantasy
Release Date : Late Sep
Regular Price : 3,300 yen  about 30.9 USD  19.68 Euros
Posted 6/23/2008
JAKKS Pacific June 2008 Jakks Secures Ultimate Master Toy License For Ultimate Fighting Championship

World Leader in Fighting Action Figure Toys JAKKS Pacific(R) Secures Ultimate Master Toy License For Ultimate Fighting Championship(R))
JAKKS Strengthens Action Figure Portfolio of Major 'Fight' Brands with UFC(R) License
MALIBU, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The world leader in fighting action figure toys, JAKKS Pacific, Inc. (Nasdaq:JAKK - News), announced today that it has signed an exclusive, four year worldwide Master Toy license agreement with the Ultimate Fighting Championship® (UFC®) organization, with a planned product launch expected to commence in 2009.
The new UFC product line from JAKKSTM will be collector-focused, and the license covers UFC legend Chuck 'The Iceman' Liddell, Brock Lesnar, Antonio 'Minotauro' Nogueira, Michael 'The Count' Bisping and UFC Middleweight Champion Anderson 'The Spider' Silva, among others. The license also includes the famed UFC Octagon™, and role-play items based on the UFC brand and its classic and current roster of star fighters.
The Ultimate Fighting Championship organization is the world's leading professional mixed martial arts group, regulated by the most prestigious sports regulatory bodies in the United States. UFC live pay-per-view events take place at preeminent destinations including MGM Grand®, MEN Arena, Mandalay Bay® and O2 Arena, and they consistently draw sell-out crowds with record-breaking gates. Presenting more than twelve pay-per-view events per year, the UFC stands as the largest pay-per-view content provider in the country.
The UFC also dominates television with its reality series, The Ultimate Fighter®, now heading into its eighth season. The Ultimate Fighter has reigned supreme for years in the coveted 18-34 male ratings demographic, and it regularly enjoys higher ratings than traditional franchise sports such as the NBA®, NHL® and NASCAR®, as well as NCAA® football and basketball. In partnership with Spike TV® cable network, the UFC also presents ten live UFC® Fight Night™ events and 26 taped programs of the popular program UFC® Unleashed™.
“The UFC is a perfect match for JAKKS, given our extensive expertise in developing and marketing collector driven sports action figures,” said Stephen Berman, President and COO, JAKKS Pacific. “UFC’s enormous and growing popularity amongst adults, coupled with the extensive roster of physically powerful star fighters, gives JAKKS a substantial base to work with, and should be a powerhouse combination for the line. Our objective is to give collectors an authentic UFC experience.”
“We are thrilled to have JAKKS on board as our first official UFC action figure partner,” said Dana White, UFC President. “The demand for UFC is tremendous, and through this relationship with JAKKS, we can present authentic UFC products and have them available to our loyal UFC fans all around the world.”
Posted 6/23/2008
Wave April 2008 Idol Master Xenoglossia - Haruka Amami PVC 1/10
Price: 4,500 yen
Series: Idol Master Xenoglossia
Manufacturer: Wave
Release Date: Apr 2008
Type: Completed Fixed-Pose Figure
Description: Gorgeous Idolmaster Haruka Amami is in her pilot suit and ready to protect Earth with her gigantic IDOL robot! Sculpted by Yozo Ogawa and presented as this beautifully finished PVC figure, lively Haruka measures 11.5cm tall sitting on her pilot seat display base. An interchangeable face with distressed expression is included. Highly recommended for fans of the show! 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 6/23/2008
Kaiyodo May 2008 The Idol Master - Fraulein Revoltech Mami Futami
Price: 2,190 yen
Series: The Idol Master
Manufacturer: Kaiyodo
Release Date: May 2008
Type: Action Figure
Description:
The youngest of the Futami twin sisters from 'The Idolmaster' Xbox 360 game, Mami Futami joins Kaiyodo's Fraulein Revoltech lineup as an ultra-fun articulated action figure! Standing 14.5cm tall, Mami is dressed in a black-and-pink 'Gothic Princess' stage outfit and features 18 points of articulation for a wide variety of creative poses. Four special accessories from the video game are included: a policewoman's hat, a cow bell, a pair of cat paws, and a pair of demon feet. Six optional hands and a figure display base are also provided.
Mami Futami is part of Kaiyodo's Fraulein (German for 'young lady') Revoltech toy line, which features monthly releases of approximately 6-inch tall action figures of female characters from popular anime titles, illustrators, and video games. The brainchild of master sculptor Tomohide Enoki, this toy line's figures utilize the innovative 'E.L.F.' joint system coupled with Revoltech joints and can be set in a diverse range of poses.
Also not to be missed is Mami's Friend Shop limited-edition 'Snow Strawberry' version, 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 6/23/2008
Kaiyodo April 2008 The Idol Master - Fraulein Revoltech Haruka Amami Gothic Princess
Price: 2,190 yen
Series: The Idol Master
Manufacturer: Kaiyodo
Release Date: Apr 2008
Type: Action Figure
Description:
Haruka Amami is one of the popular idols from 'The Idolmaster' Xbox 360 game, and the first to be offered as a highly articulated Fraulein Revoltech action figure! Standing 15cm tall, Haruka is dressed in a black-and-white 'Gothic Princess' stage outfit and features 18 points of articulation that allow you to set her in a wide variety of creative dancing poses. Accessories include a princess tiara, a pair of butterfly wings, a cat tail, a wing bracelet, a rabbit anklet, six optional hands, and a figure display base.
Haruka Amami is part of Kaiyodo's Fraulein (German for 'young lady') Revoltech toy line, which features monthly releases of approximately 6-inch tall action figures of female characters from popular anime titles and illustrators. The brainchild of master sculptor Tomohide Enoki, this toy line's figures utilize the innovative 'E.L.F.' joint system coupled with Revoltech joints and can be set in a diverse range of lifelike poses.
Also not to be missed is Haruka's Friend Shop limited-edition 'Snow Strawberry' version, 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 6/23/2008
Sega June 2008 He Is My Master - EX Maid Figure Version 2: Mitsuki Sawatari
Price: 1,500 yen
Series: He Is My Master
Manufacturer: Sega
Release Date: Jun 2008
Type: Completed Fixed-Pose Figure
Description:
Here's an excellent UFO catcher prize item from Sega: cute blonde Mitsuki as a finished PVC figure wearing a maid outfit and armed with a handgun! Measuring 19cm tall on her included display base, she's gunning for a spot in your collection!
Pair her up with her older sister Izumi, 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 6/23/2008
Playmates Toys Jan 2008 Parent comnpany spins it off

Playmates’ parent spins off toyco

By Staff -- Playthings, 1/2/2008 2:24:00 PM


COSTA MESA, Calif.—The Hong Kong Stock Exchange has conditionally approved a spin-off by Playmates Holdings of its toy manufacturing unit, Playmates Toys Ltd., in a move the company said would “enhance the profile of Playmates Toys’ business and provide new opportunities.”

The separate listing of Playmates Toys Ltd.’s shares on Hong Kong’s stock exchange will begin on Feb. 1, 2008, on the exchange’s main board. Playmates Holdings will continue to retain approximately 55 percent of the entire issued shared capital of Playmates Toys.
Posted 1/6/2008
Good Smile Dec 2007 Idol Master Xenoglossia - Minase Iori PVC 1/8
Minase Iori (Completed Figure)
Item name : Minase Iori (Completed Figure) New Item
Manufacturer : Good Smile Company
Scale : 1/8
Material : PVC
Producer : Toria (Cherry Blossom)
Original : Idol Master Xenoglossia
Release Date : Early Dec., 2007
Regular Price : 4,572 yen
Posted 12/15/2007
Spin Master Dec 2007 Sued over No refunds for poisonous Aqua Dots.

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No refunds for poison toy yields lawsuit
Arkansas Democrat Gazette, AR -

A Little Rock couple who bought a now-recalled Aqua Dots toy for their three young children are suing the American distributor of the toy who is refusing to refund their money and offering a “replacement” instead.
“Consumers do not want, nor should they be forced to accept, another toy from the same company that has been irresponsibly marketing and selling poison to their children,” charges the lawsuit, filed Thursday in federal court in Little Rock.
The lawsuit seeks class-action status, in the hopes of representing as many as 4. 2 million consumers across the country who bought the Chinese-made toy that was recalled on Nov. 7 for safety reasons and now can’t get their money back.
The craft toy, which allows children to create various multidimensional designs using small, colored beads, has been sold nationwide since April, retailing for between $ 17 and $ 30, according to the Web site of the U. S. Consumer Products Safety Commission.
A Jacksonville toddler is among children around the globe who have ingested the beads and then passed out or become ill after the beads’ coating metabolized into a chemical compound known as the “date rape drug.” The boy, 20-month-old Jack Esses, slipped out of consciousness, waking only to throw up, after swallowing the beads on Oct. 30, said his mother, Shelby Esses. He was nearly unconscious when taken to Arkansas Children’s Hospital, but woke up after six hours and was quickly “back to his normal self,” his mother said.
The hospital conducted tests and consulted a toxicologist, who speculated that GHB, the so-called date rape drug, was the only drug to produce those effects.
After the boy’s mother got a list of the chemicals used to make the beads, the toxicologist recognized one that turns into GHB, or gamma hydroxy butyrate.
The compound can induce unconsciousness, drowsiness, coma and even death.
The toys, which have been distributed in 40 countries, were supposed to be made using a nontoxic compound found in glue, but instead were made with a compound widely used in cleaners and plastics that is significantly less expensive than the nontoxic compound.
The lawsuit filed Thursday by attorneys Alex G. Streett and his son, James A. Streett, both of Russellville, doesn’t seek damages for injuries. James Streett said Thursday evening that he didn’t know if lawsuits about the safety of the product have been filed elsewhere.
His clients, Donald C. Erbach Jr. and his wife, Stephanie Streett, both of Little Rock, are the parents of three children, ages 5, 4 and 1. The children, whom James Streett declined to identify by sex, weren’t harmed by the toy purchased from Wal-Mart in the summer, but could have been harmed by the “dangerous defects,” the lawsuit says.
James Streett also declined to say whether the attorneys are related to Stephanie Streett.
The lawsuit names as a defendant Spin Master LTD and Spin Master, Inc., which is based in Ontario, Canada, and has a showroom in Bentonville.
 
Posted 12/15/2007
Master Replicas Dec 2007 Pirates of the Caribbean 2 Elizabeth Swann Necklace Replica
Pirates of the Caribbean 2 Elizabeth Swann Necklace Replica
Pirates of the Caribbean 2 Elizabeth Swann Necklace Replica Description:
Wear a piece of the movie! This is an exact replica of the original coin worn by Elizabeth Swann in the Pirates of the Caribbean movies. It's 24-karat gold plated with an antique finish to further define its intricate details. The front of the coin features the customary pirate symbol of a skull, while the reverse shows a traditional Aztec symbol. Is it truly the missing piece of the cursed Aztec treasure? Also included is a custom 18-inch princess-length chain with fish-hook clasp that replicates the necklace worn in the movie.
Deep in a mysterious cavern, stands an ancient chest filled with Aztec coins and guarded by pirates who are doomed to wander the seven seas as ghosts until all 882 pieces have been returned. They've found 881. The last one hangs as a medallion around the neck of Elizabeth Swann.
During the 18th century, the Caribbean (also called 'The Spanish Main') was known as the 'Treasure House of the World' because all the wealth of Spain's New World colonies was shipped across its waters. It's easy to imagine coins minted from the gold that Cortez stole from the Aztec civilization falling into pirate hands and becoming the stuff of which legends are made.
Master Replicas is proud to offer this authentic prop replica of Elizabeth Swann's gold medallion as part of the Walt Disney Showcase Collection.
Posted 12/8/2007
Good Smile Nov 2007 Idol Master Xenoglossia - Haruka Amami PVC 1/8
Price: 4,571 yen
Series: Idol Master Xenoglossia
Manufacturer: Good Smile Company
Release Date: Nov 2007
Type: Completed Fixed-Pose Figure
Description: Haruka Amami takes a day off from piloting giant robots to go frolic on the beach in her cute pink bikini! She has her penguin-shaped mobile phone in hand, and a sand-textured round base along with a crab and her pair of shorts are included to enhance the display. Too cute to pass up! Please note that figures such as this are mass produced and as a result some inconsistencies in finish and painting may occur; these are not considered manufacturer's defects. If you absolutely must have perfection, prepare to do some touch-up work on your own.

Posted 12/8/2007
Aoshima Feb 2008 Masterpiece of Shunya Yamashita - Funny Knights : Petra
 
Posted 12/1/2007
Kotobukiya Oct 2007 Final Fantasy VII Advent Children - Masterpiece Arts Cloud Strife 1/4
Price: 47,000 yen
Series: Final Fantasy VII Advent Children
Manufacturer: Kotobukiya
Release Date: Oct 2007
Type: Completed Fixed-Pose Figure
Description:
Masterpiece Arts is Kotobukiya's ultimate offering of popular characters as immaculately sculpted 1/4-scale polystone statues with clothing made of various materials including real fabric, faux leather, and metal parts for added realism! Cloud Strife, from the 2005 mega-hit 'Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children' CG movie, is faithfully crafted and produced with sky-high production values as this magnificent 50cm-tall (that's almost 20 inches!) polystone statue. His sleek black outfit is a mix of several materials including real fabric, faux leather, metal, and even a working metal zipper! Cloud's spiky blonde hair is semi-translucent to allow light to shine through, and he comes with his separated buster sword to hold in each hand. An equally detailed custom display base is included to enhance the display. Some minor assembly is required. A true masterpiece work of art that will be the ultimate centerpiece of any collection!
Pair him up with his arch-nemesis Sephiroth!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 11/24/2007
Bandai Nov 2007 Gundam HCM-Pro Zaku Master Marking (Completed)
HCM-Pro Zaku (Char Custom) <b>Master</b> Marking (Completed)
Item name : HCM-Pro Zaku (Char Custom) Master Marking (Completed) New Item
Manufacturer : Bandai
Scale : 1/200
Original : Gundam (HCM Pro)
Release Date : Mid Nov., 2007
Regular Price : 1,800 yen 
Posted 11/24/2007
Bandai Nov 2007 Gundam HCM-Pro Guncannon Master Marking
HCM-Pro Guncannon <b>Master</b> Marking (Completed)
Item name : HCM-Pro Guncannon Master Marking (Completed) New Item
Manufacturer : Bandai
Scale : 1/200
Original : Gundam (HCM Pro)
Release Date : Mid Nov., 2007
Regular Price : 1,800
Posted 11/24/2007
Spin-Master Nov 2007 More on Aqua Dots problem...
Aqua Dots, a toy produced by Spin Master Ltd., was recalled Nov. 7. The toy is an art project in a box, giving children the ability to craft multi-dimensional designs using small colored beads.

'From the moment that we discovered there was a problem with the Aqua Dots toy, our primary concern and focus has been on protecting the well-being of the public,' said a statement issued by the Spin Master company Nov. 9.

The issue with this toy arose when it was reported that a 20-month-old child swallowed several dozen beads. As the beads digested in the child's intestinal system, he experienced dizziness, vomiting and eventually went into a coma.

A second incident reported with a similar scenario solidified the hazardous nature of the toy. Further testing by the company Spin Master Ltd. prompted the toy's recall.

According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, 'The coating on the beads that causes the beads to stick to each other when water is added contains a chemical that can turn toxic when many are ingested. Children who swallow the beads can become comatose, develop respiratory depression or have seizures.'

Taking into account the undisputed hazardous risk of the toy, it's almost impossible to ignore the fact that the victim was only one- year-old.

The company's responsibility in this matter is not excused because the toy is toxic when digested, therefore the components in the toy should have been better analyzed.

But, one could draw the conclusion that the parent of this child had a hand in the child's sickness as well.

The suggested age range for the use of the Aqua Dots toy is from ages four and up is indicated on the box. For the parents to allow their child to play with a toy, despite warning labels indicating proper usage of the toy, is negligence on the part of the parent.
Posted 11/24/2007
Toys'R'Us & Spin Master Nov 2007 Drug scare prompts Aqua dots recall - Edmonton Journal

OTTAWA - Retail giant Toys 'R' Us Canada issued an immediate stop to sales of a popular children's toy Tuesday and pulled remaining stock off shelves after it was discovered a similar product in Australia releases a hallucinogenic drug when swallowed and has landed two children in hospital.
'We have made a decision to remove it all from the shelves in all of our stores across Canada,' said spokeswoman Mary Zanette. 'Stores are in the process of pulling it off the floor right now.'
Aqua Dots, a popular toy distributed in North America by Spin Master Ltd., will not be available at the chain's stores for the foreseeable future after it was discovered the Australian version of the toy is coated with a chemical that releases the drug gamma-hydroxy butyrate, also known as GHB or fantasy, when swallowed.
The toy, called Bindeez and sold by Moose Enterprise in Australia, was the subject of a major recall in that country Tuesday after at least two children suffered seizures and were hospitalized when they swallowed toy beads that come with the product. Both have since recovered.

Bindeez, named Australia's toy of the year in 2007, consists of hundreds of coloured beads that can be arranged into various shapes and designs, and is approved for use by children ages four and above in Canada.
Spin Master Ltd., which distributes Aqua Dots in Canada, said it doesn't yet know if the North American version of the toy has the same problems, but noted that both Aqua Dots and Bindeez are manufactured by Moose Enterprise.
'There's a lot of question marks that we have that we're exploring,' said Donna MacNeil, senior director of communications for Spin Master Ltd.
Toys 'R' Us said it has decided not to take any chances. 'Until we know, we'd rather err on the side of caution,' Zanette said. 'We've pulled it off of the floor. We've stopped sale on it.'
GHB, also known as fantasy or liquid ecstasy, is a depressant that can lead to euphoria, lowered inhibitions, increased sexual desire, as well as dizziness, drowsiness and memory lapses. High doses can cause severe side effects, including hallucinations, seizures, vomiting, blackouts, coma and death.
Posted 11/17/2007
Spin Master Nov 2007 Recalls Toys After Concerns in Australia - Bloomberg

Spin Master Recalls Toys After Concerns in Australia (Update2)
Bloomberg -

Nov. 7 (Bloomberg) -- Spin Master Ltd., a Toronto-based toymaker, recalled about 4.2 million of its Aqua Dots products after children who swallowed the beads became comatose, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said tonight.
The Chinese-made arts-and-crafts toy, which features small beads that bond with water, contain chemical 1,4-butanediol, an industrial solvent that the body converts to gamma-hydroxy butyrate, commonly known as the ``date-rape'' drug, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's Web site.
``We have asked Spin Master to fully explain what it believes happened,'' Toys ``R'' Us spokeswoman Kathleen Waugh said in a statement issued yesterday. Company spokeswoman Donna MacNeil didn't return calls.
Two children in the U.S. who swallowed the beads were hospitalized after they became comatose. Both eventually recovered, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said in a statement. The product, which is labeled Bindeez outside of the U.S., sickened two Australian children as well, Melbourne's Herald Sun newspaper reported Nov. 6.
``1,4-butanediol is a common industrial raw material,'' Ho Wing Shing, a biochemistry expert at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, said yesterday. ``High concentration of the chemical can damage our nerve system.''
Stopped Sales
Toys ``R'' Us Inc. stopped sales of Aqua Dots yesterday. Amazon.com Inc. started removing the toys from its Web site today, spokeswoman Patricia Smith said in an e-mail. Target Corp. began pulling the items from shelves today, spokeswoman Amy VonWalter said in an interview.
Shipments of Aqua Dots and Bindeez have been stopped, Spin Master said today in a statement. The company said it's working with U.S. and Canadian product-safety agencies.
The Bindeez toys were recalled by Melbourne-based Moose Enterprise Pty. Ltd. after a ``small number'' of children swallowed the beads and required medical attention. Moose will introduce a ``foul-tasting ingredient'' into the product's formulation to ensure children don't eat multiple beads when Bindeez is reintroduced.
Posted 11/17/2007
Spin Master Nov 2007 Lawsuit over Aqua Dots - Arkansas Democrat Gazette

No refunds for poison toy yields lawsuit
Arkansas Democrat Gazette, AR -

A Little Rock couple who bought a now-recalled Aqua Dots toy for their three young children are suing the American distributor of the toy who is refusing to refund their money and offering a “replacement” instead.
“Consumers do not want, nor should they be forced to accept, another toy from the same company that has been irresponsibly marketing and selling poison to their children,” charges the lawsuit, filed Thursday in federal court in Little Rock.
The lawsuit seeks class-action status, in the hopes of representing as many as 4. 2 million consumers across the country who bought the Chinese-made toy that was recalled on Nov. 7 for safety reasons and now can’t get their money back.
The craft toy, which allows children to create various multidimensional designs using small, colored beads, has been sold nationwide since April, retailing for between $ 17 and $ 30, according to the Web site of the U. S. Consumer Products Safety Commission.
A Jacksonville toddler is among children around the globe who have ingested the beads and then passed out or become ill after the beads’ coating metabolized into a chemical compound known as the “date rape drug.”
The boy, 20-month-old Jack Esses, slipped out of consciousness, waking only to throw up, after swallowing the beads on Oct. 30, said his mother, Shelby Esses. He was nearly unconscious when taken to Arkansas Children’s Hospital, but woke up after six hours and was quickly “back to his normal self,” his mother said.
The hospital conducted tests and consulted a toxicologist, who speculated that GHB, the so-called date rape drug, was the only drug to produce those effects.
After the boy’s mother got a list of the chemicals used to make the beads, the toxicologist recognized one that turns into GHB, or gamma hydroxy butyrate.
The compound can induce unconsciousness, drowsiness, coma and even death.
The toys, which have been distributed in 40 countries, were supposed to be made using a nontoxic compound found in glue, but instead were made with a compound widely used in cleaners and plastics that is significantly less expensive than the nontoxic compound.
The lawsuit filed Thursday by attorneys Alex G. Streett and his son, James A. Streett, both of Russellville, doesn’t seek damages for injuries. James Streett said Thursday evening that he didn’t know if lawsuits about the safety of the product have been filed elsewhere.
His clients, Donald C. Erbach Jr. and his wife, Stephanie Streett, both of Little Rock, are the parents of three children, ages 5, 4 and 1. The children, whom James Streett declined to identify by sex, weren’t harmed by the toy purchased from Wal-Mart in the summer, but could have been harmed by the “dangerous defects,” the lawsuit says.
James Streett also declined to say whether the attorneys are related to Stephanie Streett.
The lawsuit names as a defendant Spin Master LTD and Spin Master, Inc., which is based in Ontario, Canada, and has a showroom in Bentonville.
Posted 11/17/2007
McFarlane 2008 Halo Figures Release Schedule, 12' Master Chief Revealed - TeamXbox
Earlier this year, McFarlane Toys announced a licensing agreement with Microsoft to produce action figures based on the hit video game series Halo. We even had the chance to interview Todd to discuss his past, present and future work.

Now, McFarlane Toys has announced the release schedule for the Halo action figures, revealing, among others, that a 12' Master Chief is in the works.

Halo Series 1 (due in stores March 2008)

Master Chief must take the fight to his enemies, and finally put a stop to the Covenant's never-ending onslaught.

  • Master Chief (red paint variant)
  • Cortana
  • Brute Chieftain
  • Jackal Sniper
  • Grunt
  • Spartan Soldier


Halo Series 1 vehicles (due in stores March 2008)

A completely new category of toy from McFarlane Toys. Vehicles are 4' plastic with moveable wheels and turrets.

  • Brute Chopper
  • Ghost
  • Warthog


Halo Series 2 (due in stores June 2008)

Through the fog of war, one man stands as the last hope for victory against the might of the Covenant legions.

  • Master Chief
  • Brute Stalker
  • ODST
  • Drone
  • Arbiter
  • Spartan Soldier


Halo Series 2 Vehicles (due in stores June 2008)

A completely new category of toy from McFarlane Toys. Vehicles are 4' plastic with moveable wheels and turrets.

  • Scarab
  • Wraith
  • Mongoose


Halo Series 3 (due in stores August 2008)

The major characters from HALO 3 assemble in this toy line-up to FINISH THE FIGHT!

  • Master Chief
  • Elite Combat
  • Brute Captain
  • Human Flood
  • Jackal Major
  • Spartan Soldier


Halo Series 3 Vehicles (due in stores August 2008)

A completely new category of toy from McFarlane Toys. Vehicles are 4' plastic with moveable wheels and turrets.

  • Banshee
  • Hornet
  • Scorpion Tank


12-Inch Master Chief (due in stores August 2008)

Halo Series 3 Highly Stylized Poseable Figures Specialty only (due in stores October 2008)

  • Master Chief
  • Cheiftain Brute (Weapon Class)
  • Arbiter
Posted 11/17/2007
Enterbay Dec 2007 Bruce Lee Enter The Dragon - Real Masterpiece Collectible figure 1/6
Posted 11/9/2007
Moose Enterprise & Spin Master Ltd Nov 2007 Jazz Pharmaceuticals Sues Over Date-Rape Drug Rights - The Spoof
Palo Alto, California (Drugs R Us) - U.S.-based drug manufacturer Jazz Pharmaceuticals is suing Australian toy company Moose Enterprise and Canadian toy company Spin Master, Ltd. for interfering with their market share of the date-rape drug gamma-Hydroxybutyric acid (more commonly known as 'GHB').

Jazz Pharmaceuticals argues that it has the sole rights to market their version of GHB known as 'Xyrem' within the United States and its territories according to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Contrastingly, Moose Enterprise and Spin Master, Ltd. claim that they had no idea that their Chinese-made toy products ('Bindeez' and 'Aqua Dots') contained the potentially harmful chemical 1,4-butanediol that metabolizes into GHB when swallowed.

GHB (which may also go by such names as Liquid Ecstasy, GBL, BDO, GBH, Blue Nitro, Midnight Blue, RenewTrient, Reviarent, SomatoPro, Serenity, and Enliven) can affect the release of dopamine in the brain and at low dosages may cause effects ranging from relaxation to sleep. (Note: In the classic 1939 film, The Wizard of Oz, Dorothy and her friends are believed to have ingested GHB before taking a nap in the poppy fields.)

As panicked parents purge their children's toychests (and pubescent boys say to themselves: 'Hey, I gotta get me some of that!') lawyers for Jazz Pharmaceuticals are salivating at the prospect of taking down their two main rivals in a hail of legal gunfire.
Posted 11/9/2007
Spin-Master Nocv 2007 Aqua Dots Recall - Converts in to "Date-Rape" drug when ingested!

WASHINGTON — Millions of Chinese-made toys have been pulled from shelves in North America and Australia after scientists found they contain a chemical that converts into a powerful 'date rape' drug when ingested. Two children in the United States and three in Australia were hospitalized after swallowing the beads.
In the United States, the toy goes by the name Aqua Dots, a popular holiday toy distributed by Toronto-based Spin Master Toys. It is called Bindeez in Australia, where it was named toy of the year at an industry function this year.
The Aqua Dots toys made Wal-Mart Stores' list of top 12 Christmas toys and have been sold at major U.S. retail stores since April for between $17 and $30.
Moose Enterprises said Bindeez and Aqua Dots are made at the same factory in Shenzhen in China's southern Guangdong province. Last week the Chinese government announced an export ban on more than 700 toy factories in the region because of shoddy products.
The company said the product is distributed in 40 countries, but it was up to the individual countries and distributors to determine whether it would be pulled.
The toy beads are sold in general-merchandise stores and over the Internet for use in arts-and-crafts projects. They can be arranged into designs and fused when sprayed with water.
Scientists say a chemical coating on the beads, when ingested, metabolizes into the so-called date-rape drug gamma hydroxy butyrate. When eaten, the compound can induce unconsciousness, seizures, drowsiness, coma and cause death.
Naren Gunja from Australia's Poisons Information Center said the drug's effect on children was 'quite serious ... and potentially life-threatening.'
In the United States, the recall was announced by the Consumer Product Safety Commission several hours after published reports about the recall in Australia.
The two U.S. children who swallowed Aqua Dot beads went into nonresponsive comas, commission spokesman Scott Wolfson said Wednesday. A 20-month-old has recovered completely while the other child, whose age was not known, has been released from a hospital after five days and is recovering, he said.
He didn't say where the children lived.
In Australia, the toys were ordered off store shelves Tuesday when officials learned a 2-year-old boy and a 10-year-old girl were hospitalized after swallowing the beads. A 19-month-old also was being treated.
The news jolted the industry because Aqua Dots has been one of the few bright stars of the toy-selling season.
Meanwhile, a separate recall was announced for 405,000 children's products made in China, most of them toy cars, because of dangerous levels of lead.
The recall includes Pull-Back Action toy cars imported by Dollar General Merchandising and Dragster and Funny Car toys imported by International Sourcing.
Posted 11/9/2007
Hasbro 2007 Transformers - Comparison Masterpiece MP-3 Starscream, MP-6 Skywarp and USA Edition Starscream

Check out comparison shots of Transformers Masterpiece MP-3 Starscream, MP-6 Skywarp and USA Edition Starscream in this image gallery.
Posted 11/9/2007
Moose Enterprises & Spin Master Nov 2007 Bindeez & Aqua Dots - China-made toys contain 'date rape' drug

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HONG KONG — China-made toys seized in Hong Kong were being tested Thursday after scientists in Australia found that similar ones contained a chemical that converts into a powerful 'date rape' drug when ingested, officials said.
At least five children—two in the United States and three in Australia—have been hospitalized after swallowing the toy beads, which are used in arts and crafts projects. They can be arranged into designs and fused when sprayed with water.
Australian scientists say a chemical coating on the beads, when ingested, metabolizes into the so-called 'date-rape' drug gamma hydroxy butyrate. When eaten, the compound—made from common and easily available ingredients—can induce unconsciousness, seizures, drowsiness, coma and death.
The toys were sent to a laboratory in Hong Kong for tests, a customs official said, speaking on condition of anonymity because of policy. If the tests come back positive for the chemical, suppliers of the toy in Hong Kong could face a year in jail and fines of $12,877, she said.
The latest toys under scrutiny are called Aqua Dots in the United States and Bindeez in Australia, where they were named toy of the year at an industry function.
Retailer Toys 'R' Us Inc. said it issued a 'stop sale' on the entire Spin Master Aqua Dots product line on Tuesday.
A company spokeswoman for Moose Enterprises' Hong Kong office said the production of the toy was outsourced to a mainland Chinese factory. She refused to elaborate and referred all further requests for comment to the company's head office in Australia.
'Our Hong Kong office is only responsible for operations such as logistics and shipping arrangements, we don't have any firsthand information,' the employee, who would only give her surname, Lo, told The Associated Press.
Moose Enterprises said Bindeez and Aqua Dots are made at the same factory, which is in Shenzhen in southern Guangdong province. Last week, the government announced an export ban on more than 700 toy factories in the region because of shoddy products.
The company said the product is distributed in 40 countries.
The toys were supposed to use 1,5-pentanediol, a nontoxic compound found in glue, but instead contained the harmful 1,4-butanediol, which is widely used in cleaners and plastics.
The Food and Drug Administration in 1999 declared the chemical a Class I Health Hazard, meaning it can cause life-threatening harm.
Both chemicals are manufactured in China and elsewhere, including by major multinational companies, and are also marketed over the Internet.
It's not clear why 1,4-butanediol was substituted. However, there is a significant difference in price between the two chemicals. The Chinese online trading platform ChemNet China lists the price of 1,4 butanediol at between about $1,350-$2,800 per metric ton, while the price for 1,5-pentanediol is about $9,700 per metric ton.
The two U.S. children who swallowed Aqua Dot beads went into nonresponsive comas, commission spokesman Scott Wolfson said Wednesday. A 20-month-old has recovered, while the other child, whose age was not known, has been released from a hospital after five days and is recovering, he said.
 
Posted 11/9/2007 by  WFAA-TV Dallas 
Good Smile Oct 2007 Idol Master Xenoglossia - Yukiho Hagiwara PVC 1/8
Price: 4,571 yen
Series: Idol Master Xenoglossia
Manufacturer: Good Smile Company
Release Date: Oct 2007
Type: Completed Fixed-Pose Figure
Description: Sculpted by Miki Ousaka of Cherry Blossom, here's a gorgeous prepainted PVC figure of Yukiho Hagiwara in a revealing white bikini, enjoying a relaxing time at the beach. After all, idols are human too and need to take breaks from work! Yukio stands 19cm tall and comes with her penguin mobile phone and a bottle of 'sun oil,' as well as a seaside diorama display base. 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
Blister Direct Oct 2007 HALO 3 Kubrick Master Chief Collectors Set
Price: 4,572 yen
Series: HALO3
Manufacturer: Blister Direct
Release Date: Oct 2007
Type: Completed Fixed-Pose Figure
Description: Gentle Giant has collaborated with Medicom Toy to bring fans this fascinating Kubrick set featuring Master Chief in four color variations: blue, red, green, and clear! Each Kubrick Master Chief figure is 6cm tall and has typical Kubrick articulation at the shoulders, wrists, and legs. A rifle and two pistols are provided for each figure. A collector's set that no 'Halo' fan should miss!

Posted 11/9/2007
Good Smile Oct 2007 Idol Master Xenoglossia - Hagiwara Yukiho GSC Ver. PVC 1/8
Hagiwara Yukiho GSC Ver. (Completed Figure)
Item name : Hagiwara Yukiho GSC Ver. (Completed Figure) New Item
Manufacturer : Good Smile Company
Scale : 1/8
Material : PVC
Producer : Miki Ohsaka(Cherry Blossom)
Original : Idol Master Xenoglossia
Release Date : Late Oct., 2007
Regular Price : 4,572 yen
Posted 10/27/2007
Master Replicas Dec 2007 Star Wars 501st Legion Clone Trooper Helmet LE

Star Wars 501st Legion Clone Trooper Helmet LE 
Star Wars 501st Legion Clone Trooper Helmet LE Description:
Join the 501st with this exact replica! Based on the troopers from Revenge of the Sith, this astonishing life-size helmet features the blue stripes and battle-worn look seen on the silver screen. Limited to just 750 pieces, you can showcase this jewel on its customized display stand with plaque or wear it proudly to impress your friends or fellow collectors. Each strikingly authentic helmet has a fully lined and padded interior with a see-through, tinted-plastic lens and comes with a certificate of authenticity. If you're into realism and true-to-movie merchandise, this is it!

To create the 501st Legion Trooper Helmet Replica, Master Replicas was provided with the original ILM digital character files. From these, they generated a 3-D model to use as a master pattern to create accurate molds from which to produce the helmets in high-quality fiberglass. Since the manufacturer used original computer renders, you can be assured that this fantastic headgear is an exact replica, accurately duplicating the multitude of subtle shapes and curves that make up this incredible piece of armor.
Posted 10/27/2007
Spin Master and Silverlit Toys Oct 2007 Sue KB Toys to stop sales of a competing Mini Helicopter

TORONTO, Oct. 23  /PRNewswire/ -- Hong Kong-based Silverlit Toys Manufactory Ltd., an acknowledged leader in the development and manufacturing of high-quality electronic toys, and Spin Master Ltd, Silverlit's North American distribution partner and owner of the well known Air Hogs(TM) brand of flying toys, have jointly filed a lawsuit against KB Toys and Westminster Inc. in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia to stop sales of a competing Mini Helicopter.
The lawsuit, filed in the court known as the 'Rocket Docket' for its speedy resolution of intellectual property disputes, alleges that the Thunder Wolf Mini Indoor MicroLite Helicopter infringes certain U.S. design patents owned by Silverlit, creator of the Havoc Heli (TM) licensed by Spin Master and sold as the Air Hogs(R) Havoc Heli (TM).

Further, the lawsuit contends that KB and Westminster conspired to copy the popular Air Hogs (R) Havoc Heli (TM) and replace those sales with the infringing Thunder Wolf. In addition to an injunction against further sales, the lawsuit also seeks damages for past sales.
'We have spent considerable time effort and money in promoting the Havoc Heli to the point now where it is one of the top toys of the year. We will not stand by idly and let others benefit from all of those efforts. We have a strong history of vigorously protecting intellectual property which we own and license and the Air Hogs(R) Havoc Heli (TM) merits vigorous protection' notes Anton Rabie, Spin Master's CEO.
'The Havoc Heli utilizes a unique and innovative technology and we have gone to great lengths to protect this award winning toy. We will pursue any distributors or manufacturers who try to wrongfully capitalize on those innovations' adds Eddie Wong, director of marketing and sales at Silverlit.
Spin Master and Silverlit successfully obtained an injunction earlier in the year against Hobbytron for selling a knock-off version of the Air Hogs(R) Havoc Heli (TM).
Posted 10/27/2007
Kotobukiya June 2007 Idol master Xenoglossia - Amami Haruka PVC 1/8
Amami Haruka (Completed Figure)
Item name : Amami Haruka (Completed Figure)
Manufacturer : Kotobukiya
Scale : 1/8
Material : PVC
Producer : Abira
Original : Idol Master Xenoglossia
Release Date : Early Jun., 2007
Regular Price : 4,200 yen 
Posted 10/18/2007
Gentle Giant May 2008 Star Wars Jedi vs. Sith:Jedi Master Aayla Secura mini bust, and more...

May and June of next year is proving to be a Force to be reckoned with. May will see the release of Jedi Master Aayla Secura mini bust, Animated Emperor Maquette and one of the coolest statues Gentle Giant has ever produced, the Asajj Ventress and Count Dooku Statue. The Asajj/Dooku statue is based on one of the recent Star Wars Insider covers and will retail for $230. Come June, Aayla will get some help fighting the Sith with the release of Shaak Ti mini bust. Both Aayla and Shaak Ti stand at 8 inches tall and retail for $50.
Posted 10/18/2007
Spin-Master Oct 2007 Bakugan Battle Brawlers becomes a Multimedia Brand

Toys these days are complicated affairs. Take Bakugan Battle Brawlers,  a Pokémon-style collectible card game created by Spin Master Ltd. of Toronto. Launched last year, it has spawned global licensing deals, an animated series and laid the groundwork for a new video game. Here's how a toy becomes a multimedia brand.
Conceptualization: In the fall of 2004, Ronnen Harary, CEO of Toronto-based Spin Master, is presented with a sketch of a marble that, when rolled over a magnetic playing card, transforms into an action figure. Harary loves the idea. Within weeks, Spin Master creates a prototype incorporating a card-battling game, which is all the rage among six- to 11-year-old boys. They call it Bakugan (Japanese for 'exploding sphere'). With collectability, gameplay and on-screen appeal, Harary and his team realize that the concept can be built into a multi-platform brand. They begin developing characters, worlds, storylines and strategies.  
Multimedia Partnerships:
A development deal with Japan's Sega Corp., a major toy company and video-game maker, is established in early 2005, but Spin Master needs partners in the entertainment industry if it wants to delve into television animation. By mid-2006, the company signs a deal with two Japanese producers, TMS Entertainment and Japan Vistec, which will manage Bakugan's television presence in Asia, while Canadian animator Nelvana, producer of such titles as Babar and Franklin, will handle the rest of the world.

Animated Series:
By early 2006, card-battling fans have begun to look for the next craze. With the hype behind Pokémon dying down, Bakugan's creators see an opportunity to capture the market. The cartoon, launched in Japan this past March and in Canada this summer, is the perfect advertisement for the toy - offering instructions and gameplay strategies in each episode.
Online Presence:
Bakugan's website is launched in July 2007. The Web address - plastered on packaging for all Bakugan toys, cards and games - leads fans to a central resource, offering episode recaps, character write-ups and mini games. Besides serving as a promotional tool, the site also allows Spin Master to collect feedback from fans, who write in about particular characters or strategies they prefer. Plans for a massively multi-player online game are in the works.
Ground-level Marketing: In the summer, Spin Master continues to build brand awareness with its Bakugan Battle Tour - a promotional campaign that visits camps and amusement parks in Montreal and Toronto. By Labour Day weekend, more than 100,000 toys are given away. Backed by a co-ordinated marketing push, Bakugan toys fly off the shelves. Spin Master is now working with Sega on a Bakugan video-game to be released next year.
 
Posted 10/18/2007
Spin Master Oct 2007 Going Wild Over Bakugan Battle Brawlers
Kids are going wild over Bakugan Battle Brawlers, an action-play game that in less than three months has become the
hottest and most in-demand toy in Canada as retailers continue to sell out within days, or even hours, of new product shipments. Spin Master Ltd. and Wal-Mart Canada will be feeding the Bakugan frenzy this weekend with a special event taking place at Wal-Mart's Square One location in Mississauga.

     Date:     Saturday, October 20, 2007

    Time:     11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
              Highlights of Event agenda:
              11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. - Peak traffic, strong video/photo opportunities
              3:00 p.m. - Contest Draw (note that winner does not need to be onsite to win)

    Location: Wal-Mart, Square One Shopping Center
              100 City Center Drive, Mississauga
              In-store, and outside Battle Zone at Wal-Mart North Entrance

    Photo, video and interview opportunities available throughout the day

    On-site activities will include:
      -  Free Bakugan sample for each child while supplies last (anticipating distribution of 2500+);
      -  Teams of Bakugan Battle Masters will be teaching and playing the game with kids in battle zones both in-store and outside;
      -  Live remote MIX 99.9FM radio broadcast;
      -  Be A Bakugan Battle Brawler Contest - one lucky winner will win chance of a lifetime to be animated into a Season Two episode of the
         Bakugan Battle Brawlers TV series on Teletoon.
      -  Wal-Mart will be stocked with extra supplies of Bakugan for battle-hungry shoppers.
   
    Bakugan is THE must-have toy for boys this year, along with its
successful animated TV series airing on Teletoon weekdays at 7pm. With cool
collectible characters and competitive action, Bakugan combines the skill and
strategy of Yu-Gi-Oh with the action and play of Beyblade.
Posted 10/18/2007
Jakks Pacific Oct 2007 Signs Master Toy License for Discovery Kids - CNNMoney.com Posted 10/18/2007
Jakks Pacific Oct 2007 named master toy licensee for SpongeBob SquarePants - Kids Today Posted 10/18/2007
Master Chief Loves mimobots Posted 9/29/2007
NECA Oct 2007 Masters of the Universe - MOTU Exclusive Villains 2-Pack Posted 9/29/2007
McFarlane April 2008 Halo 3 Master Chief Action Figure Posted 9/29/2007
Kotobukiya Sept 2007 Halo 3 Master Chief Posted 9/29/2007
Alter Jan 2008 The Idol Master - FA4 The Idol Master Collection Part.2 10pieces PVC Posted 9/22/2007
X-plus Nov 2007 Ultraman - Daikaiju Series Real Master Collection Dorako - Resin Posted 9/22/2007
Yamato Sept 2007 Unveils Two New Master Creations From Yamato’s Creators’ Labo: Simca and Arisa Posted 9/22/2007
Playmates 2006 Named Master Toy Licensee for Strawberry Shortcake Posted 9/10/2007
McFarlane 2007 Halo 3, Series 1 Photo Reveal: Master Chief And Warthog Posted 9/10/2007
TakaraTomy Aug 2007 Transformers - MP6 Master Piece Sky Warp Posted 9/2/2007
Sega Aug 2007 He is My Master Sheet Sawatari Izumi Only Posted 8/26/2007
Sega Aug 2007 He is My Master Sheet Sawatari Izumi & Kurauti Anna 2pieces Posted 8/26/2007
Square Enix Nov 2007 Final Fantasy Vii Advent Children Master Piece Arts Cloud Strife 1/4 Posted 8/26/2007
Kotobukiya Nov 2007 Halo 3 Master Chief ArtFX Statue Posted 8/26/2007
Bandai & ToyBiz 1990sThe Bots Master Dr. Hisss Posted 8/26/2007
Kotobukiya Aug 2007 The Idol Master - Minase Iori PVC 1/8 Posted 8/26/2007
Master Replicas Aug 2007 Booth at SDCC 07 - Star Wars Helmets! Posted 8/19/2007
Jakks Aug 2007 Now Master Toy partner for Max & Ruby - Playthings Posted 8/19/2007
Kotobukiya Aug 2007 Idol Master Xenoglossia - Minase Iori PVC 1/8 Posted 8/11/2007
Alter Aug 2007 FA4 The Idol Master Collection Part.1 10pieces PVC Posted 8/11/2007
Playmates Aug 2007 Spin-off approved Posted 8/11/2007
TakaraTomy Nov 2007 Transformers - USA Edition Master Piece Starscream Posted 8/5/2007
Master Collector Aug 2007 Atlanta JoeCon: Rowdy Roddy Piper Exclusive Figure And Para-Drop Figure Posted 8/5/2007
Spin Master Aug 2007 American Inventor Runner-Up Ricky DeRennaux to Work With Spin Master. Posted 8/5/2007
Playmates Toys Aug 2007 Spin-off Posted 8/5/2007
Hasbro July 2007 Transformers - Titanium Series Transformers Robot Masters Wave 9 Set Posted 7/21/2007
CM's July 2007 The Idol Master - Xenoglossia Collection Figure 1 Box Posted 7/21/2007
Hasbro July 2007 Transformers Movie - First Look at Masterpiece Starscream In Box Posted 7/15/2007
ArtFx Oct 2007 HALO 3 Master Chief ARTFX Statue Posted 7/15/2007
Kotobukiya July 2007 Halo - Master Chief PVC Figure Kit 11.74 inches Posted 7/5/2007
Kotobukiya ArtFX Oct 20007 Halo 3 Master Chief ARTFX Statue Posted 7/5/2007
Mattel July 2007 Now Master Toy Licensee for DC Universe! Posted 7/5/2007
Fisher-Price June 2007 Chorion Awards Mr. Men Master Toy License to FP Posted 7/5/2007
Final Fantasy Master Creatures2 Knight Of The Round From Final Fantasy VII - gallery Posted 6/16/2007
Sega May 2007 He is my Master - EX School Uniform Figure: Izumi Sawatari Posted 6/16/2007
Sega May 2007 He is my Master - Schoolgirls Posted 5/27/2007
Jakks May 2007 Master toys for Shusybye - Playthings Posted 5/27/2007
JAKKS Pacific May 2007 JAKKS Secures Master Toy Licensing Deal for Shushybye - World Screen News Posted 5/27/2007
Jakks May 2007 Jakks' master toys for Shusybye - Playthings Posted 5/12/2007
Takara 2007 Transformers, MP-05 Masterpiece Megatron Posted 5/5/2007
Aoshima July 2007 Funny Knights Masterpiece of Yamashita Shunya: Rudy - painted PVC 1/7 scale Posted 4/14/2007
JustiToys 2007 Add-ons for Masterpiece MP-05 Megatron - Barrel, Stock Posted 4/14/2007
Sega March 2007 He is my Master - EX Maid Figure: Izumi Sawatari Posted 4/14/2007
Sega March 2007 He is my Master - EX Maid Figure: Anna Kurauchi Posted 4/14/2007
Takara Tomy April 2007 Transformers Masterpiece MP-05 Megatron Gallery Posted 4/7/2007
Toys Planning Mar 2007 He is My Master - Izumi Sawatari PVC 1/8 scale Posted 4/7/2007
Play Along March 2007 Big Tent Entertainment Selects Play Along ® As Master Toy Licensee Posted 3/31/2007
Review - MP-05 Masterpiece Megatron Posted 3/31/2007
Hasbro March 2007 Star Wars Transformers Re-Packed With Spin-Disks?!? Posted 3/29/2007
Playskool March 2007 Gets Master Toy License for Franny's Feet Posted 3/29/2007 by  Canada NewsWire 
Medicom June 2007 Vinyl Collectible Dolls (VCD)- The immortal masterpiece 'monster' of rattan child Fujio Posted 3/22/2007
Toys Planning March 2007 My Master Sawatari - Sexy Maid - Painted PVC 1/8 scale Posted 3/22/2007
Alter July 2007 FA-4 Idle Master Collection - painted PVC Posted 3/17/2007
Spin Master March 2007 Marshmallow Fantasy Island Dream Zone is Potential Strangulation Hazard Posted 3/17/2007
Corgi - Master Replicas and Kotobukiya 2007 Halo Collectibles - XboxAddict.com Posted 3/17/2007
Transformers Fandom Loses a Master Posted 3/17/2007
Master Replicas March 2007 Announces Halo Collectibles - XboxAddict.com Posted 3/9/2007
Wonder Festival 2007 Winter - Transformers - Masterpiece Megatron Posted 2/25/2007
Giga Ball Gives Kids Giggles As They Crawl Inside to Roll, Spin, Tumble and Bounce Posted 2/24/2007
DIC Entertainment Feb 2007 Names Mattel, Inc. Master Toy Partner for ‘Tween ... - Business Wire Posted 2/6/2007
Master Replicas Spring 2007 Yoda Force FX Lightsaber Posted 1/30/2007
Master Replicas Spring 2007 Darth Vader (A New Hope) Force FX Lightsaber Posted 1/30/2007
Square enix 2006 Final Fantasy Master Creatures - Leviathan PVC Figure Posted 1/30/2007
Spin Master Ltd Jan 2007 Record-setting chopper at fair - Toronto Sun Posted 1/30/2007
Spin Master Jan 2007 Nelvana Spins New Toy Deal - Animation World Network Posted 1/30/2007
India's Bollywood toys with Hollywood-style spinoffs - Jan 2007 Posted 1/30/2007
Jan 2007 Silverlit Toys Manufactory Ltd & Spin Master Ltd Sue Hobbytron.com Posted 1/9/2007
Sideshow 2007 Spider-Man 3 Spins Its Web Posted 1/6/2007
Bandai MG Master Grade Gundam Seed Destiny - Gallery Posted 12/30/2006
Master Replicas Jan 2007 Nightmare Before Christmas Santa Jack 18-Inch Replica Posted 12/26/2006
Bandai Dec 2006 Master Grade Model - ZAFT Mobile suit - Strike Freedom Gundam - Full Burst Mode 1/100 Posted 12/23/2006
Bandai Dec 2006 Dundam Master Grade Model - Strike Freedom Gundam - Full Burst Mode 1/144 Posted 12/21/2006
Neca Dec 2006 Master Toy Licensee For Harry Potter Posted 12/9/2006
Toy Planning June 2007 He Is My Master Anna Kurauchi 1/8 Scale PVC Figure Posted 12/1/2006
Toy Planning June 2007 He Is My Master Mitsuki Sawatari 1/8 Scale PVC Figure Posted 12/1/2006
Masterpiece MP-05 Megatron Will Be Packaged In Robot Mode Published 12/1/2006
SFWA Names Gunn Grand Master Published 11/29/2006
First MP-05 Masterpiece Megatron in Gun Mode, Accessories Images Published 11/29/2006
Masterpiece Megatron Confirmed To Be Diecast Published 11/29/2006
New MP-05 Masterpiece Megatron Info - Accessories, Features Published 11/25/2006
Masters Of Horror Tackles Abortion Published 11/20/2006
Yujin Nov 2006 SR Idol Master: 1 Box 8pcs Trading Figures Posted 11/18/2006
Masterpiece MP-05 Megatron Prototype Image Revealed Published 11/16/2006
Toynami 2006 The Voltron Masterpiece Edition Action Figure Set : Review Posted 11/15/2006
SF Master Williamson Is Dead Published 11/14/2006
Hot Toys Jan 2007 Movie Masterpiece - Superman Returns - Clark Kent - fully poseable - 1/6 scale Posted 11/13/2006
Toys Planning Oct 2006 He is mu Master - Mutsuki PVC Posted 11/13/2006
Hot Toys Nov 2006 Movie Masterpiece - CLARK KENT Posted 11/12/2006
Toys Planning March 2007 This my master ” inside the hold is cheap - Maid - painted PVC 1/8 scale Posted 11/10/2006
Toys Planning March 2007 'This my master' Sawatari - Maid outfit - painted PVC 1/8 scale Posted 11/10/2006
Mastermind Toys Unwraps Great Gift Ideas in 2nd Annual Holiday ... - Canada NewsWire Published 11/10/2006
ENTER BAY Nov 2006 REAL MASTER PIECE Bruce Lee 1/6 scale Posted 11/8/2006
Mastermind Toys Nov 2006 Unwraps Great Gift Ideas in 2nd Annual Holiday ... - Canada NewsWire Posted 11/8/2006
The Way Of Zeta 1/100 Master Grade Zeta version 2.0 Posted 11/6/2006
MP-05 Masterpiece Megatron to be released March 2007, No G1 Megatron Reissue Coming Published 10/23/2006
Spin Master Ltd: Manufacturer sent 100,000 toys to Israel during war - Canadian Jewish News Posted 10/18/2006
Playmates Toys Awarded Master Toy License by Microsoft and 4Kids ... - Business Wire Posted 10/18/2006
Master Replicas - Nov 2006 - Star Wars - Darth Maul "Battle Damaged" Force FX Lightsaber Posted 10/14/2006
Master Replicas 2006 Star Wars Obi-Wan FX Lightsaber, In Stock Now! Posted 10/14/2006
Master Replicas - Nov 2006 - Star Wars - Exclusive Han Solo Chrome Scaled Blaster IN STOCK Posted 10/14/2006
Halo Master Chief Action Figure Posted 10/14/2006
Nelvana, Spin-Master, SEGA, TMS joint production Posted 10/10/2006
Masterpiece MP-03 Starscream Out Of Package Pics Published 9/27/2006
MP-04 G1 Convoy and Masterpiece MP-03 Starscream Released Published 9/27/2006
Street Fighter Master Gen - Comic Book Bin Posted 9/25/2006
'MASTER OF PUPPETS' CONTEST WINNERS Posted 9/22/2006
METALLICA : 3D ALBUM COVERS 'MASTER OF PUPPETS' [Others] / Mac Farlane Toys Posted 9/21/2006
Toy Planning: He Is My Master Izumi Sawatari 1/8 Scale PVC Statue Posted 9/16/2006
B.M.W (Build Master Works) This Side Up! 1/7 scale Mihoshi Posted 9/15/2006
WIN 'MASTER OF PUPPETS' 3-D ALBUM COVER Posted 9/9/2006
The Spinning Link Action Figure - Kotaku.com Published 9/8/2006
TOYNAMI Lancer VFA-61: New Generation Masterpiece Collection Posted 9/4/2006
McFarlane & METALLICA: 'Master Of Puppets' Sculpture To See Light Of Day In ... - Blabbermouth.net Posted 9/4/2006
More Images Of Masterpiece Starscream, Convoy With Trailer, And Kissplay Autolooper With Atari Published 9/4/2006
Spin Master Ltd., Canada's largest toy company Posted 8/30/2006
Past master looking to the future - Yorkshire Post Today Published 8/29/2006
Spin Wins Novel Hugo Published 8/28/2006
Takara: Transformers Masterpiece Optimus Prime MP-01 Reissue Posted 8/25/2006
Takara: Transformers MP-04 Masterpiece Optimus Prime Convoy + Trailer Posted 8/25/2006
Spin Master Radio-controlled Toy Airplanes Sold Exclusively at ... - Kansas City infoZine Published 8/23/2006
Piper Who Spinoff Scuttled Published 8/22/2006
TOYNAMI Robotech Masterpiece Collection: VF-1A Ben Dixon Posted 8/16/2006
Color Kinetics and Spin Master Forge Licensing Agreement for Color-Changing Children's Products Published 8/16/2006 by  Andhranews.net 
Color Kinetics and Spin Master Forge Licensing Agreement for Color ... - PR Newswire Published 8/15/2006
More Images Of Masterpiece Convoy With Trailer Published 8/9/2006
New Images of MP-04 Masterpiece Convoy Complete Edition, MP-03 Starscream and Kiss Play Autorooper Published 8/2/2006
New Masterpiece Starscream Test Shot Images Published 7/30/2006
Master Chief suits up for San Diego. - IGN Published 7/19/2006
Spin Master and MEGA Brands first to lease at new Manhattan toy ... - CNW Telbec Published 7/15/2006
TFsource.com - MP-01 Masterpiece Optimus Prime 2nd Wave Released Published 7/14/2006
Spin Master and MEGA Brands first to lease at new Manhattan toy ... - Yahoo! News Published 7/11/2006
Spin Master and MEGA Brands first to lease at new Manhattan toy building Published 7/11/2006 by  Canada NewsWire 
Galaxy Force Lucky Draw Gold Master Galvatron Images Published 6/28/2006
Photo of Announcement of JAKKS Pacific's Master Toy Deal for ... - Business Wire Published 6/26/2006
Images of Masterpiece Starscream Prototype Mold Alterations Published 6/23/2006
JAKKS Pacific and Pokemon USA Sign Master Toy Deal for Hugely ... - Business Wire Published 6/20/2006
Upcoming Master Gouken Exclusive from Sota - Comic Book Bin Posted 6/19/2006
New Prototype Images of MP-03: Masterpiece Starscream Published 5/30/2006
Have Barbie Spin-Offs Hit Racy Limit? - CBS News Published 5/27/2006
More Prototype Images of MP-03: Masterpiece Starscream Published 5/27/2006
MP-04 Revealed - Masterpiece Convoy Perfect Edition Published 5/27/2006
Takara Tomy Asking Fans For Suggestions For The Fourth Masterpiece Figure Published 5/24/2006
'Lost' sure can spin 'em off - Malaysia Star Posted 5/23/2006
Masterpiece Starscream Prototype Image Published 5/23/2006
Idol Master 765 Collection 1 Box Published 5/18/2006
Idol Master Mascot Collection 1 Box Published 4/27/2006
Jones Puts Spin On Blade Published 4/24/2006
A Flood of Masters of the Universe News Posted 4/20/2006
Duel MastersTM Announces Creature Photo Contest Winners Published 4/18/2006 by  Cryptomundo 
Writing Sparks Masters Of SF Published 4/7/2006
Cobain's Legacy Bound for Ads, Action Figures? - Spin Published 4/1/2006
METALLICA: 'Master Of Puppets' Sculpture Due In August; Photos ... - Blabbermouth.net Published 3/31/2006
Band of the Day - Spin Published 3/30/2006
Charmed Spinoffs Possible? Published 3/30/2006
Cybertron Mini Spin Pop Candy Posted 3/28/2006
Super-God Masterforce DVD Box Image From Metrodome Posted 3/25/2006
POP CULTURE MASTERWORKS ANNOUNCEMENTS AND PHOTOGRAPHY Posted 3/25/2006
Clear Teaser Image of Masterpiece Starscream Posted 3/21/2006
MP-03 Masterpiece Starscream Preorder at BBTS Posted 3/21/2006
A Masterpiece in the Making: Attakus' Millennium Falcon Diorama - StarWars.com Published 3/21/2006
A Masterpiece in the Making: Attakus' Millennium Falcon Diorama - StarWars.com Posted 3/19/2006
Masterpiece Collection to return with Starscream? Posted 3/14/2006
The next Masterpiece from Takara? Posted 3/14/2006
Toy Fair 2006: Master Replicas - Now Playing Magazine Published 2/18/2006
TF06 - Marvel Legends Icons and Masterworks Published 2/16/2006 by  Superhero Times 
UK Masterforce DVD Cover Art Revealed Posted 2/15/2006
Mastering the universe of He-Man - Chicago Daily Southtown Posted 2/12/2006
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