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Aug 10, 2013

MOTU and DCU Lines to be CANCELLED!

MOTU and DCU Lines to be CANCELLED as of Aug 19 2013!

That's right, Mattel say that subscriptions levels to date do not make continuing these lines viable!

But it's not too late, If you're a DCU or MOTU fan, then make sure you read this!

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Mar 06, 2013

Which Halo Figures Are The Most Collectible

Do you collect Halo figures? Which ones do you have? Do you have an ultra rare...

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Jan 20, 2013

Jazwares comes to the UK!

The top US toy company is to distribute its lines through a new London office.

Jazwares is to open a UK office in London's West End.

The Florida-based firm's portfolio includes toys for Sonic, Star Wars, Nicktoons and Plants vs Zombies, as well as a licence for One Direction electronics, including headphones.

Speaking to ToyNews, Laura Zebersky, EVP of global sales and licensing at Jazwares, said: “I’m very excited about our UK office. I was in London last week and it’s a real fabulous great city. You can feel the excitement in the air.”

Jazwares has previously used distributors to sell its lines to the UK and Europe.

Zebersky said: “The UK is really the central hub of Europe – we had seen, especially with our electronics product lines, that when we had a distributor in the equation it made it much more difficult to sell to retail.

Jan 20, 2013

"Django Unchained' action figure SELLS FOR $2000+

WOW...."Django Unchained' action figure SELLS FOR $2000+

It seems that due to complaints, mainly from the Rev. Al Sharpton and his National Action Network who threatened a national boycott, that The Weinstein Co. issued a statement saying,

"In light of the reaction to the 'Django Unchained' action figures, we are removing them from distribution. We have tremendous respect for the audience and it was never our intent to offend anyone."

NECA produced and released figures of Django (Jamie Foxx), Schultz (Christoph Waltz), Candie (Leonardo DiCaprio), Broomhilda (Kerry Washington), Stephen (Samuel L. Jackson) and Butch (James Remar) last month

This has result in the figures shooting up in value particularly on eBay where a complete set of six figures -- which retailed at approximately $30, sold for $1,500, and figures of Django alone have gone for as much as $800.

Another eBay auction for a complete set has already topped $2,000, with more than a day of bidding left!

So....if you have a Django best you hurry on over to eBay before its's too late!!

Dec 09, 2012

What's Skylanders Spyro's Adventures All About?

First there was Pokemon, then came Yu-gi-oh and Bakugan, now we have Skylanders, but what are they?

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Dec 07, 2012

Spyro Skylanders Adventure Takes US by Storm

Spyro Skylanders Adventure is a videogame that launched last year. In it players explore a fantasy cartoon world to...

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Dec 07, 2012

What Skylanders Characters are the Best?

Want to know which Skylanders are the best and what there attacks are? Looking for a full checklist and...

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Dec 06, 2012

Skylanders Review

This Skylanders Review from Alex Shaw gives a concise and detailed look at the phenomenon that seems to the latest craze to...

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Nov 23, 2012

Avengers Agent Phil Coulson Figure Coming From Hot Toys

For all you fans who have been asking for a Agent Phil Coulson figure, well it looks like you are finally going to get your wish thanks to the folks at Hot Toys.

Nov 23, 2012

WWE toys outperforming action figures category

Sales of Mattel's licensed wrestling products rise eight per cent year-to-date.

WWE wrestling toys are outperforming the total action figures category, says Mattel.

Mattel's WWE line is the number five action figure brand in the UK (NPD Data, Action Figure Standard Category Value, September 2012).

New products include the WWE Brawlin' Buddies, super-size plush characters with fighting sounds and signature phrases.

Nov 23, 2012

Hasbro Iron Man 3 Figure Listings


The 10" tall ARC Strike Iron Man features a flight-stimulated head tilt and 2 modes of play - "Battle mode" and "Flight mode."

Pressing the chest will initiate great sounds and phrases from the movie.

ARC Strike Iron Patriot mounts his missile pack on his shoulder (with 2 missiles included) when his arm is lifted and also features sounds and phrases from the movie.

Release: 2/2013


This amazing 12" scale Iron Man figure comes with 5 points of articulation and fantastic design.

Release: 2/2013


These Iron Man 3 3/4" figures feature cool designs with 1 weapon.

Release: 2/2013


This new ARC FX gauntlet is sure to thrill kids of all ages.

Featuring motorized disc shooting and movie-accurate design, this amazing gauntlet sends the foam discs flying more than 20 feet. Comes with 10 discs.

Release: 2/2013


A new take on the marvel Hero Mask, these face plates glow in the dark and look super cool with the lights on or off.

Release: 2/2013


The best Iron Man mask yet, this electronic mission mask features an internal "Heads Up!" display and dramatic weapon firing.

Missile projectiles can be fired from wither side of the mask by pressing the button at either temple. ARC Fx light-up eyes and targeting system allow kids to aim while firing.

Release: 2/2013


This innovative assortment features figures with multiple interchangeable pieces that deliver maximum customization.

Heads, arms, legs and weapons are interchangeable across figures to create hundreds of unique armors!

Release: 2/2013


This all-new Iron Man Battle Vehicle features an Assembler Iron Man figure that ejects from the front and launches into battle! Weapons attach to figure and car for maximized fun. Includes figure, vehicle, and 2 weapons.

Release: 2/2013


The 6" Iron Legends are 6 figures across 2 waves featuring Iron Man 3 packaging and an all-new, never-been-done-before Build-a-Figure.

Release: 2/2013


Kids and collectors alike will be thrilled with this highly collectible assortment of Micro Muggs in this 1 3/4" scale. Blind Box packed, there are 24 unique armors to collect across 2 waves.

Release: 2/2013


This fan favorite 3-pack features collectible, stylized characters in all new Super Hero Squad 2013 packaging.

Choose from 2 different sets of 3 movie-styled figures.

Release: 2/2013


Sonic Blasting Iron Man is packed with firepower, lights, movie phrases, and sound effects.

This large 15" scale figure features a rotating gattling gun that fires 5 missiles. Comes with 10 projectile missiles.

Release: 2/2013

Nov 23, 2012

Beano Themed Stores to Open in London

While the Americans have Mickey Mouse and Disney stores, the UK has Dennis the Menace and Beano stores!

Those of you from outside the UK probably have no idea who Dennis the Menace and Gnasher are but in the UK they are almost and institution and next year will be their 75th birthday!

A pop up shop promoting The Beano and its Dennis the Menace character is being finalised.

The Beano publisher DC Thomson and agency Start Licensing are in discussions around the concept. If all goes to plan, the store could open next year in London.

Start Licensing founder Ian Downes told ToyNews: "We believe The Beano and our licensees are capable of delivering a fun retail idea that will sit well with existing activities and create some extra fun at Christmas.

Nov 23, 2012

Pre-orders of Turtles toys hit record levels

It seems that Flair's upcoming figures based on Nickelodeon's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles refresh have hit a sweet spot with fans and collectors as pre-orders exceed all expectations.

Simon Hedge, Senior VP of Sales and Marketing at Flair Leisure Products comments:

"As a cult classic and toy phenomenon, we always knew our new Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles toy collection would prove exceptionally popular, however the level of demand to date has exceeded all expectations.

"One of the key attributes to this is the nostalgic element; the toys are attracting not only a new generation and avid fans of the Nickelodeon show, but also dads who were original fans the first time round."

Nov 23, 2012

7" Marvel Select Iron Man 3 Iron Man & War Machine/Iron Patriot Figures Coming In March


A Diamond Select Release! Designed and Sculpted by Gentle Giant!

The newest iteration of the Iron Man armor is now the newest Marvel Select action figure!

Based on its appearance in the upcoming feature film Iron Man 3, the Mark 42 armor is Tony Stark's latest and greatest, able to activate and assemble via remote synaptic link.

This highly detailed Select figure stands over 7 inches tall, features 16 points of articulation and comes ready to display in the famous Select-style blister card.

Release: March 2013SRP: $24.99


A Diamond Select Release! Designed and Sculpted by Gentle Giant!

The War Machine Armor just got an upgrade! Piloted by Tony Stark's longtime confidant James "Rhodey" Rhodes, War Machine is an even more heavily armed version of the Iron man armor, and Iron Man 3 will see the suit get a new red, white and blue paint job.

This highly detailed Select figure stands over 7 inches tall, features 16 points of articulation and comes ready to display in the famous Select-style blister card.

Release: March 2013SRP: $24.99

Nov 22, 2012

Skylanders Battleground Packs Hit Retail Stores!

New physical Skylanders attlegrounds Starter Pack hits retail.

Skylanders fans can now connect their favourite figurines to iOS devices using a fresh app game and accessory.

The Skylanders Battlegrounds Starter Pack launches at retail on November 22nd, which includes a wireless Portal of Power, a digital download code, a Platinum Treasure Chest featuring digital items, and three figures: Jet Vac, Series 2 Cynder and Double Trouble.

Users can connect the Portal of Power to their iOS device, meaning they can now play the new Skylanders Battlegrounds action RPG game on their iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch.

Nov 22, 2012

Action Figure Resource Sneak Peek

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Nov 22, 2012

How to Buy an Action Figure and Save Money

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Nov 16, 2012

Sindy doll celebrates her 50th Birthday!

Do you remember the popular Sindy dolls from the ‘70s, ‘80s and ‘90s?Will it seems to celebrate her 50TH birthday she is planning to make a comeback!

Bulldog Licensing has signed the Tonner Doll Company to produce a replica Sindy doll.

Robert Tonner and the Tonner Doll Company will produce a replica Sindy doll for the collectors market, Bulldog Licensing has announced.

The British doll first launched in 1963 and went on to sell over 150 million units worldwide.

The Sindy brand is still remains popular today, with classic dolls selling for as much as £1,500 on eBay, Top Shop regularly featuring her in its blogs and footwear brand Irregular Choice used Sindy in its 2012 Lookbook.

Tonner will be recreating the 1972 Trendy Girl Sindy and develop original and modern clothing styles to accompany the doll.

“We are really looking forward to bringing Sindy into the Tonner fold,” said Robert Tonner. “As a huge doll collector myself, it is quite a dream come true to be able to work with such an iconic name in the world of collectibles such as Sindy.”

Bulldog MD Rob Corney added: “We are delighted to have brought a market leader such as Robert Tonner on board for a programme that is growing rapidly. Sindy is big news at present and this is being reflected in the huge amounts of interest we are dealing with from the licensing community.”

Sindy celebrates her 50th birthday next spring.

Nov 14, 2012

Breakdancing Mickey!!

How cool is this? A break dancing Mickey Mouse!!

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Nov 14, 2012

Castle Grayskull toy to return

Classic He-Man play-set to be re-made following Matty Collector pre-order drive.

He-Man’s hideout and early ‘80s favourite Castle Grayskull is to be re-made following a special promotion on Mattel’s toy collector division Matty Collector.

The website asked its community to pre-order the $250 play-set in order to finance the project. The product will only be available to those who pre-ordered and will not be mass-produced for retail.

This Castle Grayskull will include new features and, crucially, will be larger than its original to accommodate the newer, bigger-sized He-Man action figures available from Matty Collector.

Matty Collector talks about the reason for the pre-order business model on the product page: “Why are we offering it for pre-order now and asking you to make a commitment when the design hasn’t been finalized? Because the production cycle for an item like this takes over a year and is extremely costly.

“It’s going to be the biggest, most iconic, most detailed, most accessorized piece of Masters of the Universe real estate ever built.”


Nov 11, 2012


New Line of Classic Nicktoons Figures and Plush Set to Launch Fall 2012

Jazzwares have announced a licensing partnership with Nickelodeon to create Nicktoons-themed figures and plush toys.

Inspired by some of the network’s most iconic animated series, the line will feature Rugrats, Jimmy Neutron, Aaahh!!!

Real Monsters, Ren & Stimpy, Fairly Odd Parents, CatDog, Hey Arnold!, Danny Phantom, Rocket Power, Rocko’s Modern Life, and T.U.F.F. Puppy designed products.

This licensing agreement follows Jazwares’ successful 2011 release of figures and electronics based on Nickelodeon’s popular Fanboy & Chum Chum series.

Jazwares’ Nicktoons line will include 2-inch 6-pack and 4-pack figure sets as well as 2-inch figures, 6-inch figures and 7-inch plush items. The line of articulated and collectible figures as well as plush items will be available nationwide fall 2012.

Nov 06, 2012

Bif Bang Pow! Announces New Collectibles

Battlestar Galactica: 8-Inch Action Figures and CoastersBattlestar Galactica enthusiasts will be thrilled with Bif Bang Pow!’s Signature Edition Lieutenant Starbuck and Captain Apollo 8-inch EMCE action figures, signed by the show’s Dirk Benedict and Richard Hatch, respectively ($34.99 each). Each is a limited edition of just 200 pieces.BSG buffs can also add a troop-building cadre of six Cylon warriors (two each of three versions) to their beck and call with the Cylons 8-Inch Action Figure Case ($99.99) or opt for an attention-grabbing 4-pack of Cylon Centurion Coasters, each in the shape of the cybernetic soldier’s head ($8.99).

Nov 05, 2012

Is Iron Man a Machine Or Man?

If there ever were a superhero with a heart of gold, it would probably be Iron Man, kidnapped by a group of Vietnamese communists and forced to create a power suit both to...

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Nov 05, 2012

Where to Buy Action Figures Online

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Oct 30, 2012

Where to Buy Action Figures

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Oct 29, 2012

Advertising Rates and Information

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Oct 29, 2012

Why Is It So Important For Me To Advertise Online?

Whether you're part of a large corporation or a one man operation, advertising and marketing is the lifeblood of your business and with the expotential growth of the internet it is essential that you...

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Oct 05, 2012

How Did Mego Become The World's Greatest Action Figure Company

For many collectors their first action figure was probably a Mego figure. However, Mego did not get involved in the action figure business until 1971, but...

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Sep 10, 2012

What Makes an Action Figure Collectible and Valuable?

Have you ever wondered why some things become collectible and others end up on the trash heap and what makes one figure valuable and another not? Now you can take the guess work out of your collecting by...

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Sep 10, 2012

Everything You Need to Know to Start Collecting Action Figures

Find out all you need to know to start your action figure collection without loosing an arm and a leg! This comprehensive guide will show you how to...

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Sep 10, 2012

Who are Scalpers?Where do they hide their Action Figures?

Who or what are scalpers? Scalpers are the scourge of the Action Figure collecting hobby but you CAN beat them by...

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Aug 28, 2012

What Action Figure Scale is used for Grading?

The Action Figure scale used for grading is generally referred to as...

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