Then why do I see them in the bargain bin so often? And hasn’t Mattel actually scaled back their WWE offerings? Well, I’m not one to argue with NPD, and that’s what their data says, according to this ESPN.com article. They say WWE is the #1 action figure brand–bigger than Star Wars, G.I. Joe, [...]
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Hey–NYCC has come and gone, but if you need to catch up on action figure news from Hasbro and Mattel, head on over to The Fwoosh and Action Figure Pics.
The Wall Street Journal thinks they might be. A double-digit decline in domestic action figure sales suggests to some a dying play pattern, but Hasbro which is highly exposed to the category — isn’t vexed…when asked why action figures were still sitting on shelves while role-play shields and hammers based on “Avengers” characters were [...]
Artist Amanda Visell has created some wonderful one-of-a-kind Star Wars figures out of wood, complete with packaging. She’s covered all the main characters, and a few minor ones too. Check out the rest of Amanda’s Star Wars and other work here.
Let your O.C.D. freak flag fly with some great new apps for action figure collectors. A full checklist for your plastic horde is now only a touch screen away. Three Brothers Apps’ ”Collection” series of mobile apps allow you to track your collection with checklists, want lists, pictures and cross referencing. There are versions for [...]
We covered artist Simon Monk’s action figure paintings last year. His ‘Secret Identity’ series, depicting superhero action figures hanging in plastic bags, is currently a part of the ‘Oh Plastiksak’ exhibition at the Gewerbemuseum in Winterthur, Switzerland. The exhibit includes two brand new pieces, ‘Bruce Wayne’ and ‘Tim Drake’ (above). You can order limited edition giclee [...]
“This is all about the chair, isn’t it?” – Hagop’s Girlfriend In the latest installment, my girlfriend reviews the DC Club Infinite Earths exclusive Metron figure, by Mattel.
Posted in Toys on Mar 3rd, 2012
Diamond Select and Art Asylum have announced a cool new contest. Enter, and you could win a ton of Marvel Select swag. Here’s the deets from Diamond Select Toys: The word has come down from collectors that Colossus is one of the best Marvel Select figures Diamond Select Toys has made in a long time [...]
Rob Burden’s Toy Box series was recently shown at La Luz de Jesus Gallery in Los Angeles. Burden’s statement on the series: I remember these figures as being magnificent. They represented power, beauty, good and evil, and they captured every aspect of my imagination. As a young adult, these toys are wonderfully nostalgic, but they’re [...]
In the on-going debate between ‘MOC’ action figure collectors, and those that choose to open their toys, the openers have scored a palpable hit with Secret Identity, a remarkable series of photo-realistic paintings by artist Simon Monk. “Placed in carrier bags and hung on a hook in a domestic space they become recently purchased objects, [...]