JAKKS scores American Gladiators license

┬áThe wish is granted…long live Jambi. It appears the loudly expressed wishes of collectors such as myself did not fall on deaf ears: JAKKS Pacific, maker of the popular WWE and Rocky action figure lines, has obtained the master license to the new American Gladiators. MALIBU, Calif., Mar 31, 2008 (BUSINESS WIRE) — JAKKS Pacific, […]

Review > Iron Man movie figures

Poe: Howdy, Poe here, and with me is my good friend and PGPoA Power Pal Pete of Fanwank.net. Pete: Hello! Poe: Today we’re going to do a review of a few of Hasbro’s new action figures based on the upcoming film Iron Man, starring Robert Downey, Jr. and Gwyneth Paltrow. The figures hit stores last […]

T-U-R-T-L-E Power

On the half-shell, they’re the heroes four In this day and age, who could ask for more? NECA sends along this great hi-res photo of their new TMNT figures in action…man, I can’t wait for these. NECA will also be selling a special boxed set (limited to 500) of the figures at the New York […]

Iron Merchandising

Hasbrotoyshop.com has posted images of a second Iron Monger figure in the the movie line–one that features an unmasked Obadiah Stane. The figure will be part of a sort of ‘Wave 1.5’–it’s expected to release later in the summer, well after the movie, in fact. Witness: Pete says: Rock on! More un-masked versions of characters, […]

Poe’s Point > Here come the price hikes

Earlier this year many manufacturers announced there would be price hikes on their 2008 products. Due to a combination of rising gas prices (most plastics are made from petroleum), Chinese and American governmental policies, the current toy safety crisis, and the weakness of the American dollar, price hikes on action figures were inevitable: Mattel Inc […]