Wednesday, April 8, 2009 Announces Updated Release dates on Facebook.

The following was announced on Mattycollector's Facebook page:

Quick update everyone, here are current release dates for the next few items on

Mer-Man - 4 /15

We will likley sell out of Mer-Man on day 1, but we have a second batch coming in which should go on sale about 4/23

Zodac - 5/15

LOSH JLU 4 pack - 5/15

Hordak - 6/15

Alex Luthor/Ultraman two pack - 6/15

Man-At Arms 7/15

We are also trying to get some of the new CARS items up by 7/1 and are working hard with the CARS team on some cool surprises. More information as soon as it is available!



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Goku and the Warrior Race Fight On as DragonBall: Evolution Collectible Figures Explode Into Toy Fair 2009

Bandai America And Twentieth Century Fox Licensing & Merchandising Launch Captivating New Toy Line that Brings DragonBall Characters From New Theatrical Release to Life

As DragonBall: Evolution hits theaters April 8, Bandai America and Twentieth Century Fox Licensing & Merchandising (Fox L&M), will give kids and collectors alike the chance to extend the viewing experience beyond the big screen with a new line of action figures based on the film. The new movie line leverages Bandai’s expertise in Japanese toy trends and within the action figure category to launch a collection of highly detailed toys styled after the stars from the film.

DragonBall has a cult following and boasts a history that is unmatched by other anime
properties. The Bandai America line will reflect the look and feel of DragonBall: Evolution all while staying true to the franchise’s long history. The detailed facial expressions and accessories only add to these action figures’ collectability, making these entertainment-inspired toys a must for boys and adult collectors.

“DragonBall: Evolution is an exceptional action adventure film that is certain to entertain collectors and new fans alike,” said Colleen Sherfey, senior director of marketing, Bandai America Inc. “We are excited to work with Fox L&M to launch a captivating new toy line that will allow viewers to bring the excitement of the movie into their own home and bring to life the unique and exciting adventures of the DragonBall characters.”

Elie Dekel, Executive Vice President Licensing and Merchandising for Fox L&M added, “The
introduction of DragonBall: Evolution is the next installment to an amazingly successful
franchise that boasts more than $4 billion in related merchandise sales. We know that fans both old and new will be looking for ways to interact with the property and Bandai America has created a great program to satisfy their hunger.”

DragonBall was created in 1984 by famed artist Akira Toriyama as a “manga series.” Since
then it has become one of the most successful manga franchises of all-time spawning best
selling graphic novels, comic books, video games, toys and now, a live-action movie.
DragonBall: Evolution starring Justin Chatwin (War of the Worlds), Emmy Rossum (Phantom of the Opera), Jamie Chung (Samurai Girl), James Masters (Buffy the Vampire Slayer), Eriko Tamura (NBC’s “Heroes”, Joon Park (Speed Racer) and Chow Yung Fat (Pirates of the
Caribbean: At World’s End), will release April 8, 2009.

The DragonBall: Evolution toy line will hit select retailers in April to coincide with the theatrical release and will include:

  • Movie Action Figures – Fans can collect all seven of these 4” articulated figures styled after the stars of DragonBall: Evolution and the characters that they portray. Available as Goku, Yamcha, Roshi, Piccolo, Bulma, Goku 2 and Fulum, each figure comes with a weapon or accessory unique to that character. Each figure includes a piece of theOozaru (Big Monkey), 1 of 7 DragonBalls and a piece of the DragonBall altar. Collect all seven figures to form an exclusive figure of Oozaru and the DragonBall altar. Even the packaging contains a special insert card! Collect all seven cards to form the Shenron Dragon.

  • 6” Fast-Acting Figure – Pull on the ripcord to activate each figures’ special move, like Goku and Piccolo’s rapid arm-punching action or Yamcha’s fast leg-kicking action. A DragonBall is attached to the end of the ripcord.


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Marvel Nabs 11 Eisner Nominations!

Marvel is pleased to announce that Marvel projects, writers, and artists received 11 nominations in the 2009 Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards; winners are to be decided this July as part of the 2009 San Diego Comic-Con International:

Best Continuing Series: Thor, by J. Michael Straczynski, Olivier Coipel, Mark Morales, and various

Best Limited Series: Omega the Unknown, by Jonathan Lethem, Karl Rusnak, and Farel Dalrymple

Best Limited Series: The Twelve, by J. Michael Straczynski and Chris Weston

Best New Series: Invincible Iron Man, by Matt Fraction and Salvador Larocca

Best Archival Collection/Project—Comic Books: Elektra Omnibus, by Frank Miller and Bill Sienkiewicz

Best Writer: J. Michael Straczynski, Thor, The Twelve

Best Penciller/Inker or Penciller/Inker Team: Olivier Coipel/Mark Morales, Thor (Marvel)

Best Cover Artist: Jo Chen, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Serenity (Dark Horse); Runaways (Marvel)

Best Coloring: Val Staples, Criminal, Incognito

Best Coloring: Dave Stewart, Dark Horse titles, Captain America: White (Marvel)

Best Lettering: Farel Dalrymple, Omega: The Unknown

Marvel congratulates all our nominees and wishes them good luck in San Diego!


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Wolverine: Weapon X #1 On Sale Today!

One of 2009's most talked about new series begins in Wolverine: Weapon X #1, on sale TODAY! Writer Jason Aaron and artist Ron Garney, the fan favorite duo behind Get Mystique, reunite a new story that will shake Wolverine’s world to its core!

In the jungles of Colombia, villages are being brutally slaughtered by a team of soldiers. It’s a mess; a bloody massacre. In San Francisco, Logan learns that Roxxon is trying to create the perfect killing machine – and he just might have to remind them they already have! Who are the Adamantium Men? How does everything tie back to Wolverine’s past? The answers start here!

Fans and critics can’t stop raving about Wolverine: Weapon X:

“This will no doubt be a bloody, emotionally-charged series, if the first issue is any indication (and it certainly is).” Timothy Callahan,

“Aaron and Garney are truly the best at what they do: creating exciting and unpredictable action comics.” Steven Bari,

“Aaron has a talent for strong, terse dialogue and vivid characterization, and unleashing him on this new core Wolverine title is the best idea Marvel has had since handing Uncanny X-Men over to Matt Fraction…[Ron Garney’s] work in "Wolverine Weapon X" may be the best stuff he's ever done. His backgrounds are detailed, his character work is exemplary, and his use of shadows and light creates the right kind of ominous atmosphere.” Timothy Callahan, ComicBookResources.Com

This is the beginning of an all-new epic story in the X-Men mythos – a perfect jumping-on point for old comic fans and new! Don’t missWolverine: Weapon X #1, on sale NOW!

Written by JASON AARON
Pencils & Cover by RON GARNEY
50/50 Variant Cover by ADAM KUBERT
Sketch Variant Cover by ADAM KUBERT
Variant Cover A by OLIVIER COIPEL
Variant Cover B by ALAN DAVIS
Parental Advisory …$3.99


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