Not only are these tiny Yotsuba&! figures from Kotobukiya adorable as the dickens, they got me thinking about the place of merchandising in a creator’s business plan.
By Nick Eskey Funko, the company best known for their “POP!” line of figurines, will be releasing a plethora (great word huh?) of Comic Con exclusives this year. A new list of additions will be released every Monday, Wednesday and Friday until June 29th, so make sure you check back for the latest news. This […]
Because uniting to fight boredom takes teamwork, Paramount has just made a Devastator out of a bunch of star writers to revamp the Transformers franchise, and Robert Kirkman is among them. The team, led by Akiva Goldsman, includes Kirkman, Art Marcum and Matt Holloway (Iron Man) Zak Penn (Pacific Rim 2 and X-Men: The Last Stand) and Jeff Pinkner (Lost, Fringe) So yes, this is pretty much the superhero franchise dream team. They’ll sit around thinking about ways to make the Transformers cool. I got one word: Victorion..
By Nick Eskey When toy collecting started to become popular, prices were relatively cheap. Now with increased gas prices, higher standards of living, rise of product control, and other associated costs, prices have been steadily on the rise. As a whole, Americans purchase toys for a number of reasons: For their kids, for their collection, […]
Toy Fair 2015 has long come and gone, and I was there and took 700 pictures. But it took me so long to sort thrugh them that now no one cares. However, I didn’t see many people covering these awesome new Bandai toys based on Sailor Moon, One Piece, DBZ and other familiar anime and manga figures,. They’re part of the BanPresto line from Japan and they are all limited edition — in other words, once these are gone, they’re gone. Because they look so awesome, you’ll probably want to stock up on all of them.
Playmobil is sort of like Lego —it comes in playsets with figures— but while Legos can be used to create disturbing dioramas or even the Bible, there’s something even bleaker and darker about Playmobil. Maybe it’s the plastic faces, or the smooth landscapes. And to prove it, here are some fan made recreations of this year’s Oscar nominees for Best Film. Playmobil Whiplash…you can feel the blood seeping from the hands.
Hey people, football playoff fever is well underway with so many unanswered questions keeping people up at night. IS the era of the scrambling quarterback over? Did it ever begin? Will Geno Smith ever start another game? Will the Giant or The Jets being more shame to the Meadowlands? And can Mark Sanchez redeem himself while still wolfing down Phillie cheese steaks?
To celebrate this we have a very special beat giveaway, in conjunction with our partner, Lockerdome. Just hit the links to register to win one of TWO special action figure packs to remind you of New YOrk’s TWO Super Bowl winning quarterbacks, Eli Manning and Joe Namath. The figures are made by McFarlene toys and highly detailed in the style of the company figures. And both are SIGNED BY Todd McFarlane.
Insiders have been whispering that Hasbro the toy making giant, may buy Dreamworks Animation. The two companies would definitely find some of what they’re missing in one another.