Tuesday, January 31, 2012

New DVD Release for 1/31/12

Check out some new DVD/Blu-Ray release for January 31st-

Star Trek: The Next Generation on Blu-Ray: This is few episodes as a teaser in Blu-ray

Transformer Trilogy on Blu-Ray: a bit pricey, but for those who don't own any of these movies, good way to get them all in one

Monday, January 30, 2012

Minimates KITT Photo Shoot from DST

I had requests to get photos of anything Knight Rider at last years Toy Fair. Now the DST blog has posted a photo shoot of the Minimate KITT shot on the grounds where the original intro was filmed, check out more here

Toy Fair 2012 Coming Soon!!

It seems so far away, but NY Toy Fair 2012 is less then 2 weeks away. The UK Toyfair has come and gone, some news has been shown- Star Wars, Avengers, Lego.

Most companies hold back tons of product for NY Toy Fair. This year we can expect lots of movie related product- Spider-Man, Avengers, Star Wars, Hunger Games, Hobbit and more. Mattel will reveal more in their 2012 collector lines- MOTU, DC, Ghostbusters, Voltron and more. 

We will be on the lookout for anything new and collectible. I hope to see some new Thundercats via Bandai, some news on Cars 2 and Toy Story brands from Mattel and much more.

Keep yourself locked in here come Saturday 2/11 for the news and photos. If you want me to track anything specific down let me know!!

Today is Official Street Date for New Star Wars Figures

You may have seen them already, but today 1/30 officially is the launch of the 2012 Star Wars product line. Everything from new Vintage style figures, Clone Wars, masks, light sabers and a giant Phantom Menace push- they can be on shelves today. If you don't like Darth Maul, then watch out because his face is the one used in much of the marketing!!

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Playskool Heroes Lizard and Rhino

After cancelling Super Hero Squad figures, Marvel was re-titled and is being sold via the Playskool line. The next in the Spiderman assortment are Lizard and Rhino. Of course you are forced into 2 additional Spidermans. Check them out-

Friday, January 27, 2012

DST Hawkeye from Avengers coming in the Marvel Select Line

Check out the upcoming Hawkeye from the Avengers movie from Diamond Select. Check out full details on the AA Blog

MOTU Kobra Kahn and Draego-Man Carded Pictures

Mattycollector posted on their facebook page new carded images of the upcoming Kobra Kahn and Draego-Man. Kobra Kahn has always been one of my personal favorites, although this version will not spray water. Also the 4 Horsemen's 30th Anniversary figure- Draego-Man looks great in the package and has a cool bio.

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Free Star Wars Fighter Pods at Phantom Menace AMC Opening 2/10

If you have not yet planned on seeing The Phantom Menace in 3D come February 10th, you might want to go to AMC theaters. They will be giving away (while supplies last) some of the new Star Wars Fighter Pods that are coming from Hasbro. These are similar to Squinkies. Check out the AMC site here.

Marvel's Avengers Figures - Teaser Pics from Hasbro

In advance of NY Toy Fair Marvel did a live chat yesterday and showed a few diorama style pictures from the upcoming Marvel Avengers toy line. Expect more photos from Toy Fair in February.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

DC Direct to make MAD Spy vs Spy Vinyl Figures

Spy vs Spy fans have had a few assorted releases of the years. More recently some bobblehead style figures. Now from DC Direct and coinciding with the celebration of Mad Magazine's 60th Anniversary comes the legendary deadly duo, Spy vs Spy! The monochromatic mayhem these two terrifically sculpted 9" figures will cause is augmented by the deadly array of weapons included. It's like the Cold War never ended!

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Toy Hunters TV Show Tonight on Travel Channel

In case you have not heard, Travel Channel will air the first episode of a new reality style TV show called Toy Hunters. Check out this show tonight and give it a chance!!

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Want to Go to San Diego Comic Con- You Need a Member ID

This year at San Diego Comic-Con (SDCC), they are implementing a Member ID requirement in order to get tickets. This is likely in response to the difficulty attendees had in obtaining tickets last year. Head on over to this link now to sign up.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

MOTU Update on Shipping for 2012

He-Fans and She-Ravers,

First, Demo-Man™ has arrived in our warehouse and should start shipping out in the next few days. We will post a confirmation when he starts to ship.

But just when we thought we made it through the Demo-Man delay with clear skies ahead, it looks like our carefully planned release schedule has hit some turbulence.

When we lay out the line each year, we very consciously try to plan it so there are not too many items in one month to help spread out the purchase price over the year. When it comes to shipping items according to plan, MOTUC has had relatively clear skies for a few years. Unfortunately, logistical issues we could not avoid (yes, I know how you feel about that word!) have knocked our schedule around. We will still ship all of the figures we announced, they just may not be in the same month as originally intended.

We've looked at the full year and it looks like we will be back on track with figures starting in July. But between now and then, here is the revised shipping schedule for MOTUC and the 30th Anniversary Series:

Star Sisters™ - Club Eternia® multipack

Sorceress® - Club Eternia® figure
Fisto™ – Club Eternia® figure
Fearless Photog™ - MOTU 30th Anniversary Series figure
Shadow Weaver & Preternia™ Map* – shipping automatically to sub holders, not for sale

Kobra Kahn™ - Club Eternia® Figure

Thunder Punch™ He-Man® - Club Eternia® variant with mini-comic issue 1!
Draego-Man™ - MOTU 30th Anniversary Series figure

Stinkor® - Club Eternia® figure
Slush Head™ - Club Eternia® figure
Snake Mountain™ Stands – non-subscription item

Horde Prime - Club Eternia® figure
Snake Man-at-Arms® - Club Eternia® variant figure with mini-comic issue 2!
The Mighty Spector™ - MOTU 30th Anniversary Series figure

Griffin - Club Eternia® beast
Monthly Club Eternia® Figure – to be revealed at NYTF!
MOTU 30th Anniversary Series Figure – to be revealed at NYTF!

Why a complete revamp of the schedule? We didn't want to get into another situation like with Demo-Man™ and sell a figure before the full quotas arrived. While a few figures are shipping in different months then originally intended, this new release schedule should ensure there are fewer shipping delays like we had in December 2011.

Please keep in mind this new schedule is subject to change, just like the first one. MOTUC products are handmade and hand-painted overseas, so schedule changes are bound to happen. But don't worry, because at the end of the year, you’ll ideally have all the figures we promised for 2012.

We do appreciate your patience and understanding. Our goal is to deliver the best figures and the best buying experience. Improvements will continue to be made and we will do our best to update everyone if any further changes are needed. There are a ton more surprises in store for the MOTU 30th Anniversary, with a reveal of two of the most fan-demanded figures ever at New York Toy Fair on February 12th! I can't wait for our big collector night!

Toy Guru

Saturday, January 7, 2012

New Thundercats Figures are Showing Up - Sort of

Many have found that Targets have finally added Thundercats to their toy aisles for 2012, the new 6" classics are the easy ones to find.
The remaining 2012 figures are starting to show up on ebay, most noted from a seller here. Be sure to check out the pictures, there are some early reports that Walmarts are where these have been found.