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June 2008 New Toys — Action Figures



Replica Saurus – Spinosaurus by SCHLEICH NORTH AMERICA, INC.
Replica Saurus – Spinosaurus by SCHLEICH NORTH AMERICA, INC.

Schleich is introducing three new dinosaurs to the popular category Replica-Saurus. All the Replica-Saurus are to a scale of 1:40 and are all hand-painted. Each model comes equipped with a booklet containing the scientific data on each of the saurians and a figure of a human to the same scale to facilitate size comparison. (Watch the Replica Saurus – Spinosaurus Video Watch Video) 6/26/2008 (Price: $17.99) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]

Farm Life – Barn by SCHLEICH NORTH AMERICA, INC.
Farm Life – Barn by SCHLEICH NORTH AMERICA, INC.

The combination of top quality wood and plastic parts results in a product of excellent design and quality. This is a traditional barn with spacious play area comes with a removable roof for easy access. Schleich’s Barn includes hinged doors making it easy for kids to open and close them. 6/26/2008 (Price: $149.99) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]

World of Elves – Bilara by SCHLEICH NORTH AMERICA, INC.
World of Elves – Bilara by SCHLEICH NORTH AMERICA, INC.

Schleich is introducing 6 new elves to the popular category The World of Elves. Beautifully hand painted and finely detailed the story of Bilara will soon be revealed in the upcoming chapters of the ongoing on-line story. 6/26/2008 (Price: $14.99) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]

World of Elves – Iloris with Leolynn by SCHLEICH NORTH AMERICA, INC.
World of Elves – Iloris with Leolynn by SCHLEICH NORTH AMERICA, INC.

Schleich is introducing 6 new elves to the popular category The World of Elves. Beautifully hand painted and finely detailed the story of Iloris and Leolynn will soon be revealed in the upcoming chapters of the ongoing on-line story. 6/26/2008 (Price: $14.99) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]

World of Elves – Oracle by SCHLEICH NORTH AMERICA, INC.
World of Elves – Oracle by SCHLEICH NORTH AMERICA, INC.

Schleich is introducing buildings to the popular category The World of Elves. Beautifully hand painted and finely detailed the origin and use for these buildings will soon be revealed in the upcoming chapters of the ongoing on-line story. 6/26/2008 (Price: $59.99) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]

World of Elves – Elf Building: Shadow Rock by SCHLEICH NORTH AMERICA, INC.
World of Elves – Elf Building: Shadow Rock by SCHLEICH NORTH AMERICA, INC.

Schleich is introducing buildings to the popular category The World of Elves. Beautifully hand painted and finely detailed the origin and use for these buildings will soon be revealed in the upcoming chapters of the ongoing on-line story. 6/26/2008 (Price: $69.99) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]

World of Elves – Elf Building: Summergreen by SCHLEICH NORTH AMERICA, INC.
World of Elves – Elf Building: Summergreen by SCHLEICH NORTH AMERICA, INC.

Schleich is introducing buildings to the popular category The World of Elves. Beautifully hand painted and finely detailed the origin and use for these buildings will soon be revealed in the upcoming chapters of the ongoing on-line story. 6/26/2008 (Price: $69.99) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]

Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom ARTFX Theatre by KOTOBUKIYA / KOTO INC.
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom ARTFX Theatre by KOTOBUKIYA / KOTO INC.

The 3D collage statue is highly detailed and stands approximately 12” tall. The statue depicts Indiana Jones swinging to the rescue, Mola Ram holding a flaming heart, Short Round and Willie riding the out-of-control mine cart through the hidden caverns of Pankot Palace, all while the statue of Kali looms overhead. The menacing Kali is complete with real metal chains, machete, skulls and multiple limbs, many of them disembodied. ARTFX Theatres are fun to assemble, pvc plastic snap-fit kits that can be assembled in seconds without glue or modeling skill, with unsurpassed quality and detailing. Launch date: October 2008. 6/16/2008 (Price: $119.99) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]

Metalocalypse by SHOCKER TOYS
Metalocalypse by SHOCKER TOYS

The fully painted action figures of Dethklok, the undisputed greatest animated metal band in the galaxy featured on “Metalocalypse” stand 5-1/2” tall. The collectible action figure line will consist of band members Nathan Explosion, Skwisgaar Skwigelf, Toki Wartooth, Pickles and William Murderface and a secret pack in. Launch date: July 2008. 6/16/2008 [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]

Sagat by SOTA TOYS INC.
Sagat by SOTA TOYS INC.

This limited edition statue is the third piece in the Sota Street Fighter Resin line. The highly detailed 12” scaled figure features Sagat clutching his scarred chest. Launch date: September 2008. 6/16/2008 (Price: $119.99) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]

Soccer Guys by KASKEY KIDS INC.
Soccer Guys by KASKEY KIDS INC.

The high-quality sports action figures encourage imaginative play. The set comes with over 30 pieces, including with a soccer field mat, goal posts and soccer players. All pieces come in an easy to store and carry case, making it great for travel. This item is an Oppenheim Best Toy Award winner. 6/16/2008 [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]

Sprig Adventure Series Adventure Guides by SPRIG TOYS, INC.
Sprig Adventure Series Adventure Guides by SPRIG TOYS, INC.

These friendly Adventure Guides can’t wait to go on their next expedition. Wearing LED-lit headlamps, individual guides light up when plugged into any of our fun, rugged vehicles, and the Discover Rig can bring all of their unique audio adventures to life. Cap, Miki and Rudi are available exclusively with the purchase of a Discover Rig, Rally Racer or Baja Scout, respectively. Violet and Edmund are sold individually. Recommended for ages 3 and up 6/10/2008 [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]

Tech Deck Dudes Street Crew by SPIN MASTER TOYS
Tech Deck Dudes Street Crew by SPIN MASTER TOYS

Each pack comes with a dude with magnetized feet, a magnetized skateboard, a story about the dude and either a “jigsaw” piece of sidewalk and posing stand or a skate-able street obstacle. Launch date: 2008.
— “Know what's good? The Tech Dudes — they’re from Spin Master” Carol Knight, owner of The Toy Store in Ketchum, Idaho, told TDmonthly in May 2008.
— “They call it specialty action figures,” Knight told TDmonthly in May 2008.
— The Dudes can be collected to build a Dude Street Pack diorama. 6/9/2008 [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]

Action Cape Batman™ by MATTEL INC.
Action Cape Batman™ by MATTEL INC.

This poseable action figure stands almost 14” tall and features 25 points of articulation. He comes with a pop-out cape that dramatically extends into “gliding” position.
— Jarunee Chantraparnik, owner of Toys Unique in Potomac, Md., told TDmonthly in May 2008 that although Toys Unique carries “very few” action figures, “[we] carry Mattel’s Batman.”
— In May 2008, five of 55 retailers told TDmonthly that licensed action figures were selling very well in their stores.
— In May 2008, two retailers singled out Mattel as producing the best-selling action figures in their stores. 6/9/2008 [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]

Velociraptor by HOTALING IMPORTS
Velociraptor by HOTALING IMPORTS

This detailed action figure is modeled after the pre-historic Velociraptor. Many other dinosaurs are available in the Papo dinosaur collection, including Triceratops, Pachycephalosaurus, Stegosaurus, Allosaurus, Pteranodon and more.
— “They've been strong for us for a number of years,” David Ekwall of The Wooden Toy in Wethersfield, Conn., said of the Papo line. “The knights are most popular, and the dinosaurs are number two.”
— In May 2008, more than 9 percent of retailers named dinosaur action figures as a best-seller.
— “We have tons of Papo [and they] do pretty well,” Ray Goodhart of Ages & Stages Toy Box in Golden, Colo., told TDmonthly in May 2008. The store sells “anywhere from 30 to 100” figures per month. (Watch the Velociraptor Video Watch Video) 6/9/2008 [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]

Papo Pirate With Grapnel by HOTALING IMPORTS
Papo Pirate With Grapnel by HOTALING IMPORTS

This hand-painted and historically accurate figure stands approximately 3-1/2” tall. He comes equipped with knives, swords, a rope and an anchor.
— “I probably sell 30 a month…a lot of knights and pirates,” Alicia Smith, owner of Juneau's Imagination Station in Juneau, Alaska, said of her store's Papo line.
— Three specialty retailers who spoke with TDmonthly in May 2008 shared that their stores sell “hundreds” of Papo figures every month.
— In May 2008, 40 percent of 55 retailers who spoke with TDmonthly named Papo as one of their best-selling lines of action figures. 6/9/2008 [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]

The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian Action Figures - Asterius by PLAY ALONG INC.
The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian Action Figures - Asterius by PLAY ALONG INC.

The authentic, articulated battle action figure is modeled on a 3-3/4” scale. More than 25 different collectible heroes, villains and creatures are available in the Narnia action figures line. Launch date: Spring 2008. 6/4/2008 (Price: $6.99) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]

Pokemon Real Attack - Infernape by JAKKS PACIFIC INC.
Pokemon Real Attack - Infernape by JAKKS PACIFIC INC.

The colorful ape features articulated joints. Launch date: Spring 2008. 6/4/2008

MXS Shark Jump Challenge™ by JAKKS PACIFIC INC.
MXS Shark Jump Challenge™ by JAKKS PACIFIC INC.

The PRO Stunt Ripper Rider can jump the jaws of a Great White Shark; but miss the jump and watch the rider get chomped on. The deluxe playset includes a launcher, a bike and rider with accessories and a mechanical, moving and chomping shark. All MXS PRO Stunt Ripper riders can be used with the Shark Jump Challenge along with most 1:64 scale cars. Launch date: Spring 2008. 6/4/2008 (Price: $19.99)

WWE Deluxe Aggression Figures - Batista by JAKKS PACIFIC INC.
WWE Deluxe Aggression Figures - Batista by JAKKS PACIFIC INC.

The figure comes with a special accessory and features 25 points of articulation, allowing kids to recreate the most dramatic finishing moves. Five other figures are available in the Deluxe Aggression assortment. Launch date: Spring 2008. 6/4/2008

Master Assassin by STIKFAS/SAIZON
Master Assassin by STIKFAS/SAIZON

The action figure is extremely poseable, providing a wealth of creative possibilities. “The generic design provides a blank canvas for kids to create their own action figure,” Martin New, director of sales and channel marketing at Stikfas/Saizon, told TDmonthly. “The patented ball and socket joints enable real life poses and are being used more and more by kids who want to learn stop motion animation.” Launch date: July 2008. 6/4/2008 (Price: $11.00) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]

Indiana Jones Action Figures Wave 3 by ENTERTAINMENT EARTH INC.
Indiana Jones Action Figures Wave 3 by ENTERTAINMENT EARTH INC.

Each articulated figure in the series comes with its own accessory. Eight figures are available in the series. Launch date: July 2008. 5/30/2008 (Price: $11.49) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]

G.I. Joe Action Figures by ENTERTAINMENT EARTH INC.
G.I. Joe Action Figures by ENTERTAINMENT EARTH INC.

Eight different figures from the G.I. Joe series are available. Each features articulated joints. Launch date: June 2008. 5/30/2008 (Price: $9.99) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]

Mythmorphs Silver by RIVER DOLPHIN TOYS
Mythmorphs Silver by RIVER DOLPHIN TOYS

The set comes with 60 rugged, plastic pieces that kids can snap together easily to form endless poseable creatures, with hinged jaws. Kids can create a dragon, Pegasus, a phoenix, Wyvern, Golden Boar, Capricorn or their own unique creatures. Several extra pieces are included, to make creatures even more poseable. All Zoomorphs sets are interchangeable. 5/21/2008 (Price: $25.00) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]

PBR Champion Bull & Rider Carded by SCHYLLING
PBR Champion Bull & Rider Carded by SCHYLLING

This item is part of Schylling’s Professional Bull Riding line. The playset comes with a 3-1/2” rider, a 6” bull and accessories. Assorted varieties are available. Launch date: December 2007. 5/19/2008 (Price: $13.99)

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