Tag Archives: toys
Fri, Oct 25, 2013 | 13:39 BST
A new Wii U bundle featuring the Skylanders SWAP Force starter pack has been announced for November.
Wed, Apr 24, 2013 | 20:37 BST
Disney isn’t discounting the possibility of adding Marvel or Star Wars theme to its Infinity hybrid products.
Tue, Jul 17, 2012 | 20:42 BST
After receiving over 10,000 votes from fans, it looks as though a Portal 2-themed LEGO set has been sent for review to the LEGO committee. The votes were tallied through CuuSoo, LEGO’s crowd-sourcing portal. Granted, it’s not a given it will be produced, but think how cool that would be? Head on the through the link to have a look at the prototypes.
Tue, Apr 24, 2012 | 15:18 BST
Activision’s filed a trademark application for Skylanders Sidekick with the USPTO. In addition, Fusible has dug up Frito-Lay sell sheets online detailing a June promotion where customers can redeem a free sidekick with purchase. Sidekicks shown were: Big Grunt, Mega Stealth, Mighty Fin and Super Trigger with “real names” to be revealed. An earlier, previously announced promotional phase between Frito-Lay and Activision will run until May 5, and Fusible reckons the trademark filing is for phase two, which runs June 18 through July 13.
Sat, Feb 25, 2012 | 17:21 GMT
Valve and toy manufacturer NECA are teaming up to bring fans a life-sized Portal gun this summer for a whopping $130.
Thu, Feb 16, 2012 | 14:49 GMT
Lego Minecraft is coming to “selected” retailers this summer.
Tue, Feb 07, 2012 | 15:44 GMT
Activision has announced Skylanders Giants, a follow-up to the kids’ IP Skylanders Spyro’s Adventure, which will debut at the North American International Toy Fair next week in New York.
Tue, Jan 24, 2012 | 14:39 GMT
US retailer BigBadToyStore has posted a listing for Mass Effect 3 figures which include downloadable in-game bonus items exclusive to the North American release. Figurines for Miranda, Garrus, Mordin and Legion cost $17.99 each or in a four-pack for $67.99. Another pack containing Tali, Thane, Grunt and Shepard is currently on backorder, and are listed for the same price. The DLC content wasn’t mentioned in the report on MCV or in the retail listings. Mass Effect 3 is out in March for PC, PS3, and Xbox 360.
Fri, Jul 01, 2011 | 16:48 BST
Ubisoft is looking to capitalize on the success of some of its recent brands by introducing “Ubicollectibles,” merchandise based on their video game franchises.
Mon, Jun 06, 2011 | 14:44 BST
Skylanders Spyro’s Adventure will be “first-ever cross-platform gameplay experience,” says Activision
Activision has announced Skylanders Spyro’s Adventure will will be “first-ever cross-platform gameplay experience” across 3DS, PC, PS3, Wii, Xbox 360, and a variety of mobile devices as well as through the web.
Thu, Apr 14, 2011 | 14:42 BST
NIS America has unveiled the contents of the premium editions of upcoming strategy RPG Disgaea 4: A Promise Unforgotten. The highlight? That’d have to be the 9 exclusive Disgaea 4 figures that come bundled with the super premium edition. More »
Mon, Feb 21, 2011 | 01:29 GMT
The long-awaited series of Mass Effect figures has suffered another delay, with Bioware reportedly placing the blame at manufacturer DC Direct’s door.
Tue, Feb 15, 2011 | 01:34 GMT
Everyone’s favourite giant-robot-made-of-robotic-lions may be on its way back, if there’s truth to THQ’s publication of multiple games based on the eighties cartoon and toy franchise, Voltron: Defender of the Universe.
Fri, Feb 11, 2011 | 16:29 GMT
Mon, Jan 10, 2011 | 05:40 GMT
The thirteenth annual Independent Games Festival is, as usual, shaping up into a delight for the senses. Over 280 entrants battled it out to win a place in this year’s Student Showcase, but at last, the judges have selected the crème de la crème – eight victorious indie delights from the somewhat disturbing Octodad to the innocent PaperPlane.
Sat, May 01, 2010 | 18:35 BST
Wed, Mar 10, 2010 | 04:46 GMT
Will Wright knows casual gaming. After all, we’re talking about the brain behind The Sims here. He was – in a sense – casual before casual was cool.
So when Nintendo cast its net wide and started reeling in mothers, grandparents, and the occasional fitness buff, you can bet that Wright took notice. But even after selling millions upon millions, Wright’s still not sold on Nintendo’s little white videogame console. At least, insofar as the “videogame console” part goes.
Tue, Apr 07, 2009 | 08:17 BST
According to a report over at MCV, “Live in your world; play in ours” is a thing of the past. Now, with Sony Europe and Target Entertainment’s latest moneymaking scheme, you’ll be able to both live in your world and play in it. Videogaming as we know it is doomed.
Target’s first move: spicing up mundane objects like clothes, stationary, and toys with a dash of PlayStation chic.
“Many of Sony Computer Entertainment’s first party software titles and characters are now recognised by millions of people around the world – from the legendary Ratchet and Clank through to the iconic Sackboy from LittleBigPlanet,” SCEE’s licensing and peripherals manager Stephanie Freeman stated.
“We really want our consumers to have the ability to interact with our brands and characters in ways other than just on screen. We feel Target Entertainment Group has the vibrancy and experience to help us do this successfully.”
We’re hoping for a true-to-life replica of Nathan Drake’s almighty, gravity-defying half-tuck. How about you?
More through the link.
Tue, Feb 17, 2009 | 17:47 GMT
Lego game rumors are always out and about, and today is no exception, with news emerging of a Prince of Persia line of toys based on the upcoming movie in 2010.
When Disney announced that Lego would be releasing the toys, it only made sense that gaming sites would be buzzing about the possibility of a game connection.
Joystiq’s quick to point out that Warner Bros owned Traveller’s Tales has used licenses from other movie studios in the past, so it could be a possibility in the future.
Keep your fingers crossed.