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Toy Collecting Shifts Away From The Big Two – An Odyssey In Plastic

By Christopher Smith As one age of toys ends, another begins. In Philip K. Dick’s novel The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch, his dystopian society involves those who cling to a Barbie-like doll and her utopian world, immersing themselves heavily …

Wanted By Mattel – DC Comics Fans That Will Just Buy “Any” Figure

As in previous past years Mattel’s Matty Collector line is offering various advance order subscriptions for both Masters of the Universe (MOTU) and the DC Comics Infinite Earths (DCIE) 6 inch action figures lines. Also similar to past years they …

Hasbro And Mattel Stamp Down On Professional Scalpers At San Diego Comic Con

People who line up for conventions, keen to grab the hottest exclusive items know the score. They may be at the front of the line, but when the doors open and they run, there are still a hundred people mysteriously …

Back To The Future Writer Bob Gale Withdraws Endorsement Of The Hoverboard

From endorsement to disappointment.

Back To The Future Hoverboard Video Review: “Let Me Show You How The Actual Hovering Works”

The Mattel hoverboard is finally shipping on Monday. It doesn’t really hover.

Live Action Masters Of The Universe Movie Going Ahead, Jon M. Chu In Talks

While recent speculation considered an animated Masters of the Universe movie from Dreamworks, it seems the long standing plan to bring about a new live action version goes on, even gathers pace. Jon M. Chu, director of two Step Up …

Death, Tiny Titans, Harley, Catwoman And Poison Ivy As San Diego 2012 Exclusive Figures

It’s exclusive time for San Diego Comic Con already… and Mattel are showing off their planned exclusive figures for 2012. There’s an eight inch Death standing on a Skull for $25. $20 will get you these one or one-and-a-half inch …

VIDEO: Mattel’s Back To The Future Hoverboards Won’t Hover, But Definitely Sound Like Ones From The Movie

So we already know that Mattel is finally making hoverboards that look just like the ones from Back to the Future: Part II, and we’ve already had some time to get used to the disappointment that it’s not really going …

Mattel Will Be Releasing Back To The Future Hoverboards – But They Don’t Hover, They “Glide”

Mattel are so excited about the approach of 2015 that they’ve used the New York Toy Fair to unveil their Back to the Future Hoverboards.

Sunday Trending Topics: Mystery Of The Elongated Man

The Elongated Man too obscure to have a new action figure? I don’t think so.  First, there’s an excellent case to be made that there are no insignificant characters in post-internet comic book fandom — I mean, Geoff Johns could …

Mattel, DC Comics And The Elongated Man – We Smell A Mystery!

Bleeding Cool have run a number of articles on the Mattel DC Universe Infinite Earths Action Figure subscription club, the fan-led attempt for more obscure characters to be produced for a buying public. Well, it seems like there’s a limit …

See The Official New Toy Story Stop Motion Adventure

If Toy Story were real, which I’ve just recently admitted to myself it isn’t, then it would probably look something like this new stop motion animation from Disney and Mattel. There’s a live action intro before we segue into the …

Mattel On The Front Line Of Classic DC Vs New 52

As a result of the DC/Warner Bros licence, Mattel is putting the current DC Classics line of six inch action fugures out to pasture in response to the New 52 rebranding. Itwas announced at the recent San Diego Comic Con …

Mattel Leaks DC Universe Club Info Ahead Of Friday’s Panel

Apparently this shouldn’t have been announced quite so soon. Friday would have been a better time, to coincide with the Mattel DC Universe panel. Still, it’s out now… 2012 DC Universe Club Infinite Earths Subscription You must be 18 or …

Friday Runaround – Rob Liefeld Vs Fox

IndiaInkWatch: Looks like the upcoming Mumbai Comic Con is taking a leaf out of Wizard World’s book and is in talks to bring a WWF wrestler with a comic, to launch their book in India. ToyWatch: There are rumours that …