Friday, February 13, 2009

Toy Fair 2009 new action figures

Shocker toys will be shocking the 2009 international toy fair with new products and concepts sure to please!

The fast growing toy company, Shocker Toys LLP is set to exhibit at the American International Toy Fair trade only show in New York City at the Jacob Javits Convention Center. Shocker Toys will be set up in the new Action Figure/Urban art aisle lower level of the Jacob Javits and will feature fun interactive products and a great sales team.

"Again this year, Shocker Toys looks to grow and add to our experience across a diverse range of products," said Geoff Beckett, CEO. "We are finishing great new toy lines, making fun, new concepts also. Our newly designed Indie Spotlight line will please all comic and action figure fans and our new 5" vinyl designer line which will expand into new markets including lines for girls as well."

The company will showcase a number of new toys that offer new styles of playability and creativity, a re-growing trend within the industry.
Products combined with paint, new designs and comics will enhance the overall play experience. These products include Indie Spoltight, a comic book action figure line, Mallows a new 5" vinyl designer line as well as Shockinis - the small but tough action figures. On display will be the following toy lines:

Indie Spotlight
Indie Spotlight is a new action figure series from Shocker Toys presenting independent comic book characters in 6-7" super poseable figure form. Series 1 features (Jim Valentino's ShadowHawk, Rob Schrab's Scud the disposable assassin, Terry Moore's Katchoo of 'Strangers in Paradise', David Mack's Kabuki and MTV's The Maxx 8". Anticipated Series 2 will consist of Dick Tracy, Zombie King (Deadworld), Jack the lantern, Ignacia (Wildguard) and The Tick

Mallows are a new 5" marshmallow themed designer figure featuring up to 10 points of movement and up to 7 interchangeable parts. They will be sold in licenses such as Madballs, My Pet Monster, Sushi Pack the CBS Saturday morning cartoon and more. They will also be featured in artist designer series hitting the art scene and sold as blanks for customers to create their own characters. Featured at the show will be a new line of Mallows just for girls.

The most interchangeable, constructive mini action figure systems on the market! Every 2.5" Shockini is interchangeable with the others, so the only limit is your imagination. Available in different colors as well, each Shockini will come with a 50-pack of stickers, a paint set, a standing base and building accessories. Linking parts together to form monsters, playsets or your favorite licensed characters or your own creations will leave plenty of room for the imagination.

Metalocalypse (Dethklok)
Vinyl action figures of Dethklok, the world's most popular band featured on Adult Swim. The 5.5" figure line will consist of Nathan Explosion, Skwisgaar Skwigelf, Toki Wartooth, Pickles and William Murderface.

Who wants to be Superhero?
Who wants to be a Superhero? 6" action figures mirroring the winning character of the hit Sci-Fi show hosted by Stan Lee. The 6" Superhero figure will be Feedback, winner of the first season and The Defuser, winner of the second season!


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Marvel Digital Comics Unlimited celebrates President Lincoln’s 200th birthday with President’s Day release of exclusive free digital comic featuring Spider-Man and Captain America at the historic Gettysburg Address

Site will also offer free online access to hugely popular Spidey Meets the President! storyline featured in Amazing Spider-Man #583 along with exclusive new content for online release

To honor President’s Day and President Abraham Lincoln’s 200th birthday, Marvel Comics will be celebrating all weekend long with the launch of two major exclusive events at Marvel Digital Comics Unlimited that will put both Presidents Lincoln and Obama in the Marvel Universe spotlight. The Marvel Digital Comics Unlimited destination can be accessed through

In honor of President Lincoln’s 200th birthday this month, Marvel will release Gettysburg Distress, an exclusive 6-page free digital comic featuring Spider-Man and Captain America as they witness Lincoln’s historic Gettysburg Address. A tribute to the Bicentennial of the 16th President, the storyline – which is being written by Matt Fraction with art by Andy MacDonald – will be available online beginning President’s Day, Monday, February 16, 2009.

Additionally, following the milestone 5th printing and unprecedented continued demand for Spidey Meets the President, in which President Obama joins Spider-Man in Amazing Spider-Man #583, Marvel will kick off President’s Day weekend by offering the special storyline – along with added never-before-seen bonus content – for free on Marvel Digital Comics Unlimited. Four all-new, exclusive prologue pages have been added to the storyline -- created by the same team behind the original blockbuster (written by Zeb Wells and art by Todd Nauck and Frank D’Armata). The book will be available beginning Friday afternoon, February 13, 2009 at All five variant covers created for each printing of the Amazing Spider-Man #583 issue featuring the Spidey Meets the President storyline will also be available to view at Marvel Digital Comics Unlimited.

“We were completely blown away by the overwhelming response to the Spidey Meets the President storyline. Comic book shops have not been able to keep it on shelves, so we thought it would a fitting way to celebrate President’s Day by offering free online access to all fans to view and read the storyline – including some exclusive new content – only at Marvel Digital Comics Unlimited,” says Dan Buckley, President of Marvel Publishing. “And in celebration of President Lincoln’s historic Bicentennial, we could think of no better tribute in the Marvel Universe than to have Spider-Man and Cap honoring one of his enduring legacies, the Gettysburg Address.”

Both comics can be viewed for free at Marvel Digital Comics Unlimited, Marvel’s innovative online subscription service, accessible at

Curated by Marvel editors, Marvel Digital Comics Unlimited is the ultimate digital comic Internet destination that allows unparalleled access to more than 5,500 comic books from Marvel’s illustrious archives, along with exclusive content only available online. With subscription rates as low as $4.99/month, Marvel Digital Comics Unlimited is affordable to both new readers and longtime fans.


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Who Will Survive X-Men Noir #4?

Immersed in the dark and gritty world of noir, the X-Men take on a drastic new role as their debut series comes to a stunning conclusion in X-Men Noir #4! Straight out of the red-hot Marvel Noir line, the creative team of Fred Van Lente and Dennis Calero set the stage for an action packed finale to an already fast paced tale of mystery and intrigue. The shadowy figure known only as “The Angel” bursts onto the scene, but what are his true intentions? Also, be sure not miss a stunning variant cover by series artist Dennis Calero!

Critics can’t stop talking about X-Men Noir:

“Wow! Fred Van Lente re-imagines [The X-Men] as late 40s/early 50s criminals in a brilliantly illustrated and fully realized Noir world.” – Paul Brian McCoy,

“Fred Van Lente clearly knows his stuff, and Dennis Calero has really captured the artistic atmosphere of the genre…it’s gritty, it’s mean, it’s dark, it’s full on noir.” – Phillip J. Eaves,

“The project Dennis Calero has been waiting his whole career for.” – Bryan Joel,

“I like all the parts of X-Men Noir… [Fred Van Lente] is clearly a writer whose time has arrived.” – Timothy Callahan,

You have never seen the X-Men the way they are in X-Men Noir! Has someone finally gotten to Unus the Untouchable? What is to be the fate of Peter Magnus? Find out in the final thrilling issue of X-Men Noir #4!

X-MEN NOIR #4 (JAN092458)
Pencils & Cover by DENNIS CALERO
Variant Cover by DENNIS CALERO
Parental Advisory…$3.99
FOC – 2/19/09, On-Sale – 3/11/09


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Shadowline's April debuting three-issue mini-series brings hard-boiled crime just the way you like it!

Image Comics' Shadowline makes sure crime fans of comics like SIN CITY and CRIMINAL have it good this April as writer Joshua Williamson and artist Alejandro Aragon introduce them to the hard-boiled noir of OVERLOOK!

"OVERLOOK takes everything I love about crime novels, movies and comics and distills them into three issues of some of the most brutal comics I've ever written," Williamson said. "Even better, Alejandro completely mastered conveying OVERLOOK's beautifully twisted noir with only his brush to help him. I cannot believe some of the things we're getting away with in this book. My fellow crime fans will be most pleased."

In the town of OVERLOOK, a dirty prize-fighter by the name of Mickey "The Nickel" Nicholson will do anything for a buck. Mickey is hired by one of OVERLOOK's most notorious mobsters to infiltrate an underground boxing outfit and find a massive stash of stolen "rainy day" money and kill the wayward wife responsible. In return, a target of Mickey's choice will be assassinated by the mobster, no strings attached. It's the deal of the century, but like any deal in OVERLOOK, there's much more than you could ever bargain for.

OVERLOOK #1 (FEB092436), a 32-page black and white three issue mini-series for $3.50, will be in stores April 8th.


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