FANtastic Exclusive is BACK!!
February 2015 - Four Horsemen Studios is thrilled to announce the return of FANtastic Exclusive! FANtasic Exclusive which ran from 2006-2009 was a process that put the critical decision making regarding action figure production into the fans' hands. Fans voted on everything from character to scale to articulation points. We had a great run with FANtastic Exclusive, but it became harder and harder to make the system work when production costs were skyrocketing. We've talked about bringing it back for years, and that time has finally come!
With our upcoming Mythic Legions Kickstarter, FANtastic Exclusive will make its official return, but in an all new incarnation. We've designed this round to specifically work with the Kickstarter format, and to move quickly in order to have a final character chosen before the end of the Kickstarter campaign!
The Fantastic Exclusive voting will all take place on the Sourcehorsemen.com forums, and it will launch alongside the Mythic Legions Kickstarter campaign.
Bif Bang Pow! Abides Again
Bif Bang Pow! and Universal Partnerships & Licensing
Give The Big Lebowski Fans Something New In Collectibles
LOS ANGELES, CA: February 10, 2015 - Bif Bang Pow! today announced it has renewed its agreement with Universal Partnerships & Licensing to produce an exciting new line of toys and collectibles inspired by The Big Lebowski.
The license provides for all-new 6 to 24-inch action figures, car accessories (license plate frames, sun shades, car flags), talking key chains, journals, tin totes, tin windup figures, and wooden nesting and kokeshi-style dolls.
The Dude's many fans can preview some of these all-new The Big Lebowski collectibles at the Bif Bang Pow! Toy Fair booth #4945 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City, February 14-17, 2015. They will be available for purchase later in the year from Entertainment Earth - www.entertainmentearth.com.
Bif Bang Pow! Inks Deal to Make DC Comics Collectibles!
LOS ANGELES, CA: February 5, 2015 - Bif Bang Pow! and Warner Bros. Consumer Products, on behalf of DC Entertainment, have partnered to produce all-new and unique DC Comics collectible products. This exciting line-up includes nesting and kokeshi-style wooden dolls, jack-in-the-boxes, and tin windup figures based on the ever-popular Super Heroes and Super-Villains of the DC Comics universe.
"Fans of Metropolis and Gotham City have never seen the likes of the new collectibles we're coming up with at Bif Bang Pow!," said Jason Labowitz, President of Bif Bang Pow!. "We're thrilled to be able to provide collectors with our all-new, innovative line of DC Comics products rolling out later this year."
In development now and rolling out in 2015 and 2016, these reimagined toys and collectibles from Bif Bang Pow! will be available at Entertainment Earth - www.entertainmentearth.com.
About Bif Bang Pow!
February 2015 - With the action figure and toy success stories we've witnessed on KickStarter, it was only a matter of time before the launch of a new crowdfunding platform devoted solely to the toy industry. Check out more details on ToyBacker.com in their official birth announcement.
February 2015 - The Toy Pizza series on YouTube has a new episode online!
Episode 51 features their favorite five LEGO sets and a peek at the ThreeZero Game of Thrones Tyrion Lannister figure.
Don't forget to check out their action figure Kickstarter project!
February 2015 - DC has a new contest, the DC Collectibles 250,000 Likes Sweepstakes. Enter by February 6th to win a big batch of merchandise.
The official rules for the contest describe the prize as:
- One (1) DC Comics Bombshells: Hawkgirl Statue
- One (1) DC Collectibles DC Comics Designer Action Figures Series 3: Batgirl by Greg Capullo Action Figure
- One (1) DC Collectibles DC Comics Designer Action Figures Series 3: Batman (Year One) by Greg Capullo Action Figure
- One (1) DC Comics Super Villains Deathstroke Bust Designed by Jim Lee
- One (1) DC Comics New 52 Justice League 7-Pack Action Figure Box Set
- One (1) The Sandman Overture Statue
- One (1) Wonder Woman The Art of War Statue by Cliff Chiang
February 4, 2015 - (Sponsor Announcement) - Online retailer BigBadToyStore.com has several items of interest to collectors:
NEW BANDAI OFFERINGS
This round of new listings from Bandai includes a little something for everyone from Super Robot Chogokin Hello Kitty, Sailor Moon, S.H. Figuarts Kinnikuman, and new in the Figuarts Zero line-Elsa and Anna from the hit Disney film Frozen! Check out all the new offerings here:
IRON GIANT DELUXE COLLECTIBLE FIGURE
February 2015 - DC has a new contest, The Ultimate Harley Quinn Fan Giveaway. Enter by March 2nd to win a big batch of merchandise based on Harley Quinn.
The official rules for the contest describe the prize as:
- One (1) Harley & The Joker Hug Girls T-Shirt (LARGE)
- One (1) Harley Quinn Vinyl Train Case
- One (1) Harley Quinn Large Shopper Tote
- One (1) Gotham Girls Harley Quinn Adult Womens Costume (MEDIUM)
- One (1) Harley Quinn Mad Love Matte Lipstick
- One (1) Harley Quinn Cosmetic Kit
- One (1) Harley Quinn Cosmetic Brush Set
- One (1) Harley Quinn Eye Shadow Palette
- One (1) Harley Quinn Nail Stickers 1 Pack
- One (1) Harley Quinn Bow Hair Tie 2 Pack
- One (1) DC Heroes Skelanimals Harley Quinn Marcy 12-Inch Plush
- One (1) Harley Quinn Sixth Scale Figure by Sideshow Collectibles
- One (1) Harley Quinn Themed Crossbody Wallet
- One (1) Harley Quinn Robe
Funko Launches Marvel Collector Corps, the Official Marvel Collectibles Subscription Service Featuring Exclusive Avengers: Age of Ultron Figures, Apparel and Accessories
January 2015 - Funko has collaborated with Marvel to build a first-of-its-kind subscription box service – Marvel Collector Corps – featuring 100% exclusive collectibles, apparel and accessories from some of the biggest events in the Marvel movie and comic book universe. The debut box ships in April and will feature items from Marvel's Avengers: Age of Ultron, including an exclusive 6" Iron Man Hulkbuster Pop! vinyl collectible only available through Marvel Collector Corps. The box contents also include a T-shirt featuring one of four exclusive designs, an additional stylized vinyl collectible and two premium accessories. The box represents over $50 of value.
Boxes will ship every two months and Marvel's Ant-Man will be featured in the June box.
January 28, 2015 - (Sponsor Announcement) - Online retailer BigBadToyStore.com has several items of interest to collectors:
Over 3500 products have had their prices reduced!
HOT TOYS & SIDESHOW SALE!
100 Items have been discounted from 1/6 scale figures to premium format figures.
PACIFIC RIM SERIES 06 JAEGER SET PLUS BABY OTACHI
This new set features a new Gypsy Danger figure and the fan requested Horizon Brave, a Mark-1 Chinese Jaeger and one of the first Jaegers ever constructed. This set is priced at $37.99 and you can also get them as singles priced at $19.99 each. The Baby Otachi is a 6" rubber figure that features a detailed umbilical cord and bendable tail. This item is priced at $11.99.