Toy of the Day #100- Toys of the Past

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August 1, 2012

Ask Mattel 8/1/2012: The Future of Matty Collector & More

To say things are in flux at Matty Collector is an understatement, but the Mattel team still took the time to send out answers to the last round of questions. This time out, we get some insight into Mattel’s future Matty Collector and subscription plans, when we can expect a new MOTU female buck and…


July 18, 2012

SDCC 2012- The Best Offsite Campaigns

Each year Comic Con grows and spreads to the streets, way past the walls of the Convention Center.  Some companies went all-in with some great interactive campaigns which kept fans engaged throughout the city.  Here’s a few of my favorites.


July 16, 2012

SDCC 2012- A Brief Discussion With Anthony Bourdain

  Anthony Bourdain was at Comic Con to promote his new Vertigo graphic novel Get Jiro! and in true gonzo fashion, I turned a chance encounter with the No Reservations star turned into a quick interview.  Check it out…


July 2, 2012

Ask Mattel 7/1/2012: K-Mart Exclusive Catwoman, DC All Stars Packaging & More

We may be gearing up for Comic Con next week, but that doesn’t slow down the latest round of answers from Mattel, and this week brings some interesting info as we get ready for the Valhallah of geek-dom… This round we find out what the box art will look like for the DC Universe All-Stars,…


June 27, 2012

The Avengers Legends Wish List

The Avengers movie was obviously a smash hit, breaking box office records and living up to the potential we all hoped for. The finest toys released for the movie were without a doubt Hasbro’s Legends Series Avengers, which captured the on-screen looks of the super hero team perfectly.  Sadly, the assortment is exclusive to Wal-Mart,…


June 22, 2012

Why I Like Collecting Star Wars Again

Like many Star Wars fans these days, I have a kind of conflicted relationship with the Galaxy Far, Far Away. But recently, things have changed and I’m kind of back into Star Wars… the toys, at least. So I wanted to write about it…


June 15, 2012

Ask Mattel 6/15/2012: DCU All Stars Update… and What’s Up With Castle Grayskull?

We’ve got an all new round of answers from the fine folks at Mattel today.  This time out, we get updates on when to expect DC Universe All-Stars to hit retail, and when we can finally discover the identity of the “secret” final DKR Movie Master. Oh, and Matty gives the reason for that pretty…


June 8, 2012

Marvel Legends’ Next Step

The buzz had been building for years about the Return of Marvel Legends, although the sales of the first two waves of figures came as a surprise to everyone, including Hasbro. Now the company finds themselves in an interesting spot where demand is very high… but they need to think smart if they’re going to…


June 2, 2012

Ask Mattel 6/1/2012: The Future of Infinite Earths, Masters Weapons & More

It’s time for another round of Mattel answers, and this week Mattel gives details on what we can expect from Club Infinite Earths in 2013, along with some details on the “lost” MOTU accessories, the end of Ghostbusters and more– read on for all the answers!


May 15, 2012

Ask Mattel 5/15/2012: Lots of New SDCC Exclusive Details

A few weeks back, Mattel announced their 2012 San Diego Comic Con exclusives, and the assortment certainly left some questions for fans of Matty’s top lines… so we decided to dedicate an entire round of Ask Mattel questions to this Summer’s SDCC Exclusives!  Mattel sheds some more light on their new Death statue, eases some…


May 15, 2012

Going Around in Circles

There is a thought running through my head “I have done this already”. It mostly applies to toys but it can apply to almost any collector.


May 7, 2012

Brighten Up Your Monday With An All-Vocal Cover of the Star Wars Theme

Coming from the “cool zone” (as well as the “too much time on his hands zone”), Nick McKaig has covered the Star Wars theme song using only his own voice!


May 1, 2012

Ask Mattel 5/1/2012: Why Young Justice Died So Young, Future MOTUC Reveals & More

Since last time we checked in with Mattel, we all received the total bummer news that the Young Justice toy line has been cancelled… In memory of that great toy line that left us all too soon, we dedicated more than a few questions this month to some YJ details, including Mattel’s thoughts on why…


April 24, 2012

What Should Be in NECA’s Prometheus Toy Line?

For me, one of the most exciting reveals at Toy Fair was NECA’s announcement that they would be releasing a toy line for Prometheus. Ridley Scott’s upcoming movie looks incredibly ambitious and insanely cool, and (I hope) may end up being the best film of the Summer. While many details about the movie are still…


April 19, 2012

GI Joe Club Confirms Con Exclusive Oktober Guard, Reveal First Russian

The GI Joe Collector’s Club is gearing up for their most exciting year, ever– the 2012 subscription Footloose is in the mail to most Officer Level club members now, the Figure Subscription Service will finally go live soon, and the 2012 GI Joe Con is coming up fast starting June 28th. And with just two…