Category Archives: news

Madballs at Sonic

Do you have a Sonic Drive-In near you? It might be time to go get a burger, because their Happy Meal equivalent currently has Madballs. And now, some more OAFEry:Madballs Blind Bags - Bruise Brother review Soon Forget - Madballs … Continue reading

Share
Posted in news | Tagged | Leave a comment

Hasbro announces SDCC exclusive online sale details

The various Comic-Con exclusives will be released in waves, rather than all at once. Dates are subject to change, of course, but here's the current plan: Friday, August 16: My Little Pony, Disney Princess, Trolls, UglyDoll Wednesday, August 21: Overwatch … Continue reading

Share
Posted in Hasbro, lists, news, SDCC | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

TRU coming back from the grave

Allegedly. Rumors have surfaced today that the companies who own the remnants of the Toys "Я" Us brand are attempting to bring stores back in time for Christmas this year. While no one from TRU has confirmed the rumor, at … Continue reading

Share
Posted in news, TRU | 2 Comments

Happy birthday, Gundam!

It was 40 years ago today when Mobile Suit Gundam premiered on TV. In honor of the anniversary, NHK (the public broadcast channel in Japan) aired a documentary that interviewed Tomino Yoshiyuki and other creators who were there at the … Continue reading

Share
Posted in news | Tagged | Leave a comment

Boss Fight Studio announces Series Z

Well, looks like Zombie Lab may be in need of new partners if it's going to continue, because Boss Fight Studio has purchased the parts they developed for Locker Toys Group and is doing their own zombie line: Boss-Fighters!! Boy … Continue reading

Share
Posted in news | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Wisconsin man flips right the hell out - about action figures

Have you ever gotten upset that someone broke one of your toys? Maybe you got snippy with them, or even yelled and threw something? In retrospect, you probably felt kind of silly at how you overreacted, but hey: at least … Continue reading

Share
Posted in news | 1 Comment

Mattel to lose DC license

It's a pre-Christmas miracle! Yesterday, Spinmaster sent out a press release announcing a three-year license with Warner Bros. Consumer Products, to begin in 2020.

Share
Posted in DC, Mattel, news | Leave a comment

A bionic Lego wheelchair - for a turtle

When an employee of the Maryland Zoo found a severely injured turtle in a local park, the little reptile's chances weren't good. He had several fractures in his lower shell, which could reliably be repaired, but only if they can … Continue reading

Share
Posted in Lego, news | Leave a comment

Two-- no, THREE surprising pieces of Toys "R" Us news

First, The Washington Post reported that two of the three owners of TRU have set aside money to give the ex-workers severance pay: Bain Capital and Kohlberg Kravis Roberts - two of the three firms that bought Toys R Us … Continue reading

Share
Posted in commentary, news, TRU | 5 Comments

Direct the future of Marvel Legends

Hasbro is currently running a poll asking fans what they'd be willing to pay for the highest-quality Marvel Legends, or what we'd be willing to forego to keep the prices low. The choices currently seem to be: $25 - same … Continue reading

Share
Posted in Hasbro, Marvel, news | Tagged | 5 Comments