ABC has just released a preview for its new upcoming TV series SHE-RA! inspired by Filmation 80′s cartoon and toys produced by Mattel, She-Ra: Princess of Power is the alter ego of Princess Adora and the twin sister of Prince Adam/He-Man. In the new ABC series She-Ra deals with life issues such as the death of arch nemeses/lover Skeletor, children, her brother He-man and a near death experience. Ok just kidding this is just a spoof by Funny or Die staring Kylie Minogue. Would be cool to see She-Ra make a comeback one way or another. Check out the fake promo below.
Nickelodeon has teamed up with Mattel’s Hot Wheels and launched a new collection of SpongeBob SquarePants Hot Wheels inspired by the characters from Bikini Bottom. The collection features six die-cast that include SpongeBob, Patrick, Mr. Krabs, Plankton and Squidward graphics. Some of the SpongeBob SquarePants x Hot Wheels Collection is available now for $3.49 each, with the rest of the collection coming out later this Summer. I really like the detail and popping colors! which one is your favorite? Check out the full collection below.
“We are so happy to have SpongeBob SquarePants join the Hot Wheels family,” said Manuel Torres, Senior Vice President, Global Toys and Consumer Electronics, Nickelodeon Consumer Products. “We continue to push the boundaries of imagination with SpongeBob, and these new cars bring the show’s characters to life in such a unique way; they are sure to provide hours of action-packed adventure for fans everywhere.”
Mattel announced its 2013 San Diego Comic-Con exclusive, a six-inch Batusi Batman Figure. This figure comes with the recent news from Warner Bros. Consumer Products which officially launched the highly anticipated Batman Classic Television Series licensing program. What’s cool about this piece is the window-box artwork sporting the classic 1960’s DC Comics Batman inspired by television show created by popular graphic artist SHAG.
This is insane I can’t believe Mattel got a bunch of “celebrities” who have joined the Save The Bunny Movement. Here they gather to do PSA to stop chocolate bunny extinction! beging you to put toys in your Easter baskets. Check out more at #SaveTheBunny. Let me know what you think of crazy chocolate bunny PSA.
Who knew that the Chocolate Bunny population is beginning to dwindle at an alarming rate! Mattel has teamed up with the Endangered Chocolate Bunny Commission (ECBC) to help spred the word and save the chocolate bunnies before it is to late! Stop chocolate bunny extinction! instead put toys in your Easter baskets and hop on over and help us SAVE THE BUNNY. Plus check out the toy giveaways up until Easter Day – all this brought to you by Mattel. Check out the PSA below.
According to Portugee’s site Barbie Fashion News Mattel might be moving some of its Barbie factories back into Brazil, currently Barbie is manufactured in China and will still do so, but with less intensity so it’s reported. I guess we will have to see if this really happens I am happy to hear that production is coming a bit closer to home. Also it seems that ESTRELA toys is rumored to be the manufacturing company, that will take over production. ESTRELA back in the 80′s and early 90′s produced Barbie until Mattel sent production over seas. Interested in seeing if this really materializes.
The second wave of Jem and The Holograms adult dolls are featuring the rest of members Kimber Benton, Aja Leith & Shana Elmsford. Fully articulated 12-inch vinyl doll with rooted hair and hand applied eyelashes. Perfectly styled with an awesome 80′s look. Each caracter has their own detailed musical instruments, some with interchangeable hands. All dolls come with stand and a certificate of authenticity. Right now the only one available is Shana the list price is $119.00 pre-order for March delivery. I’m not sure why they are not showing up on Integrity Dolls official website though?
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Royal Caribbean International has set sail with Mattel into the high seas, bringing the the world’s most popular doll aboard! The all-new Barbie Premium Experience invites girls to join Barbie on their cruise vacation. The event promotes loads of girly activities in the cruise line’s award-winning Adventure Ocean youth program. Girls participating in the experience will get, a Barbie stateroom, adorned in the doll’s signature style, featuring keepsakes: a Barbie doll, blanket and pillowcase, tote bag, toothbrush and toiletries bag. The they will be invited to the Tiaras & Teacups party to enjoy a palate of pink pastries, pink lemonade, while having fun learning tips on table etiquette. Mermaid dance class where they will learn dance moves from the hit movie Barbie in a Mermaid Tale 2. Bring out the inner Fashion Designer with a workshop where they get sketch and create their very own Barbie doll fashions. All of this available exclusively on the entire global fleet of 22 Royal Caribbean ships starting in January 2013 cost $349.00 USD. Check out the promo video below.
After toying with the idea of Cartoon Network’s Adventure Time or Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas nursery room themes. Soon to be father of Jack Always, daddy Jonaas, eventually decided on Pixar‘s Toy Story films. The next task was how to recreate Andy’s Room. A long time fan of the films, Jonaas used resources and inspirations from Pixar Planet forums along with the films to hash out the rooms every detail. Using material resources from places like Ikea, etsy, Walmart, Target, Kinkos and eBay. Jonaas got to work, based primarily on Andy’s room in Toy Story 2, the room also takes bits and pieces from the other two films. Jonaas first started buying toys resembling Woody and Buzz, Hamm piggy-bank, Rex, and even a bucket of Little Green Army Men with plans to buy more. Moving along with a fresh bucket of sky blue plant the adhesion of bright yellow stars, adding three blue wall-mounted shelves (where the broken toys are exiled to).
Here I have complied (with a little help) a list of the top 20 exclusive San Diego Comic Con toys. These are some of the hottest and the rarest toys in the industry. The resale value on the went through the roof right after the Comic Con. And those lucky to have profited from them or where just lucky enough to have added them to their collection. Left everyone leaving the San Diego Comic Con very happy. The list goes from 1 to 20, 20 being the number 1 toy of SDCC 2012. I hope you enjoy the list it took me decades to do ( not literally) but if you feel something else should have been on the list leave me a comment!