Update from Jackson Publick on New Venture Brothers Season 5 and hints to a Season 6

Posted on: December 30, 2012

Here is the latest from Publick’s own Blog:


Hello again…

A belated “Merry Christmas” to you all, and a preemptive “Happy New Year.” Apologies for not offering up a Venture Christmas song this season, but we converted to Mayanism earlier this year, so we no longer believed in Christmas and fully believed the world would end on December 21st. Also, we were super-busy with post-production on The Venture Bros. Season 5, as well as with decorating our giant stone calendar and practicing human head soccer.

So now it’s back to post-production. Here’s where we currently stand with the season: We’ve already delivered half of the fully finished episodes to the network, and the rest are in various states of post-production. This week we received the rough cut of the final episode from Korea (which is actually the second half of what will be our premiere episode) so I’m spending the day scouring it for errors and typing up retakes notes. Then tonight I’m headed to a final sound mix session for the 6th episode. We’ll finish the picture edit for the 7th episode a day or two into the new year and turn it over to our sound engineer, then move on to editing the 8th episode.

Since we’re idiots who decided to write and produce our hour-long premiere episode last, we can’t start airing until the last episode is finished. I don’t currently know exactly when our premiere date is. I’ve heard it could be as soon as mid-March or as late as early May, but we’re racing to get that premiere special done in time for March.

And now that I’ve seen all of the episodes in one form or another, I can truthfully say it’s going to be a great season. The crew in every department of the production really stepped up their game (and new crew members brought new game)–the show’s never looked or sounded better. And as writers, Doc and I hit a really great, confident stride that, I think, combines some of the best qualities of seasons past with a uniquely season 5 freshness. A good mix of new characters and old (some of which haven’t been seen in quite a while), high adventure in exotic locations and internal strife on the home front. You will like it!

(Incidentally, the guest voices this season include J.K. Simmons, Larry Murphy, Paget Brewster, John Hodgman, Wyatt Cenac, Tim Meadows, Gillian Jacobs, Bill Hader, and the kicking-ass-on-SNL-this-season Kate McKinnon!)

We’re also looking ahead to next season. Doc and I have big plans for season 6 and are champing at the bit to get started writing it. But first we have to write the script for our proposed long-form Venture Bros. special. We’ve got a pretty epic story planned, involving an epic number of cast members in an epic setting, so it’s a pretty epic task ahead of us. The story will bridge seasons 5 & 6, so our mission is to tie up a lot of threads from season 5 (and 4, and 3…) and start a few new ones in the process. The sooner we write that, the sooner we’ll write season 6–and the sooner we do all this writing, the sooner we’ll be back on the air. My hope, as always, is to tighten that interminable gap between seasons–because I don’t like waiting to show you new Venture Bros. any more than you like waiting to see new Venture Bros. So wish us luck…


There you have it more Venture Brothers coming your way, GO TEAM VENTURE!!!


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Still Time to Pre-Order Castle Grayskull

Posted on: December 29, 2012



















Just as a reminder that there is still time to Pre-Order Castle Grayskull from Matty Collector.  You will also get a cross-sell checklist poster.

You have until January 4th 2013 to purchase on Matty Collector.

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Posted on: December 29, 2012





























Toy-Lines.com wants to wish Stan “The Man” Lee a Happy Birthday!!

Thank you for all of your contributions throughout the year.


Stanley Lieber, better known to the world as Stan Lee turns 90 years old today.  If you have been living under a rock and have no clue who Stan Lee is (if so how did you find this website?) Stan Lee is responsible for co-creating some of the most memorable characters that have become not only toys but up until recently movie stars.  He co-created Spiderman, Hulk, Iron Man, Fantastic Four, the X-Men and Avengers.

Back in the sixties he helped create the “Marvel Age” of comics.  For more information about this legend you can read his autobiography


Both are great reads and you should check them out.

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HOT TOYS’ Iron Man’s Hall of Armor

Posted on: December 29, 2012















Earlier today Hot Toys announced Iron Man’s Hall of Armor from the hit movies:

Hot Toys is proud to present the 1/6th scale Hall of Armor Collectible from the Iron Man 2 movie from the Diorama Series, where Tony Stark displays his armors in his basement workshop in the house. The movie-accurate Hall of Armor is highly-detailed and has LED light-up functions, which is suitable for displaying the Hot Toys 1/6th scale Iron Man Collectible Figurine Series, so that you can easily create your own Tony Stark’s workshop in 1/6th scale!


Straight from Hot Toys’ Facebook page.




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IRON MAN 3 TOYS are coming

Posted on: December 25, 2012


Iron Man 3 toys are coming from Diamond Select.  Based on the much anticipated hit movie Iron Man 3, Diamond Select toys will feature a 7 inch figure to fit in with its Marvel Select line and a  2-inch mini-mate figure line that will celebrate the 10th anniversary of the line in 2013.

This spring, collectors will have a chance to pick up Marvel Select figures of Iron Man in his new armor, as well as War Machine in his new “Iron Patriot” paint scheme. Each figure will stand over 7 inches tall and feature 16 points of articulation, as well as an interchangeable unmasked head of Tony Stark and James “Rhodey” Rhodes, respectively. Both will be packaged in the famous Marvel Select shelf-ready packaging, with character artwork on the spine. Images of the toys are under wraps until a later date, but you can pre-order them now, or keep checking our Facebook page for updates.

Like your toys a little smaller? The newest assortment of movie-based Minimates (designed by Art Asylum) will include two 2-packs shared between comic shops and Toys “R” Us, Iron Man with the Mandarin and Iron Patriot with a top-secret figure. It will also include two specialty store-exclusive sets, War Machine with Maya Hansen and Aldrich Killian with Cowboy Tony Stark, as well as two TRU-exclusive sets to be revealed later! We can’t show any of them to you, but we can say that each Minimate stands 2 inches tall with 14 points of articulation and a variety of removable and interchangeable parts and accessories. Pre-order the specialty assortment today at your local comic shop, and be on the lookout for photos!

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Four Horsemen Studios will re-create the POWER LORDS

Posted on: December 25, 2012

The Four Horsemen Studios are proud to announce that they have acquired the license to re-create the characters from the 80’s Toy Line POWER LORDS.

“The Mayan year has begun. As foretold in 669 AD by the famous prophesy carved into Monument 6 in the Mayan site of Tortuguero, this date signals the return of the “Bolon Yokte Ku” — The Nine Lords of Power. It is therefore, with great reverence, that the Four Horsemen of the Toypocalypse hereby proclaim the return of the Nine Power Lords and reveal the identity of a Tenth who dwells among us and has  the power to save us all.”

Four Horsemen Toy Design Studios are proud to announce the return of Power Lords: The Extra-Terrestrial Warriors action figure line.

It’s been 30 years since world-reknowned sci-fi artist Wayne Douglas Barlowe originally designed the ground-breaking Power Lords toy line released by Revell. Four Horsemen Toy Design have just acquired the Power Lords license and signed Wayne Barlowe as a creative consultant to help bring the Power Lords back in action figure form.

Getting to work with Barlowe on the much-anticipated return of Power Lords has been the culmination of a life-long dream for Four Horsemen co-founder Eric Treadaway. Four Horsemen Studios are currently hard at work creating the new Power Lords prototypes that will be revealed during the Power Lords-themed Toypocalypse 3 Art Exhibit occurring in New York at TT Underground Gallery in February during New York Toy Fair 2013.

That’s not all, the Horsemen will also be sponsoring a Fan Club based on this new toy line:

Four Horsemen Toy Design Studios proudly present the return of the Official Power Lords Fan Club. Final details and sign-up to coincide with our TT Underground show in February. The Fan club is slated to include the following participation levels:

Trigore level – $20.00

  • poster/print (not sure if we’d do b&w or color)
  • sticker
  • plastic membership card with name and club number
  • e-mailing list
  • priority buying (allowed to purchase 24 hours before anyone else)
  • 10% discount on any Power Lords merch purchased through Store Horsemen
  • members only incentives (exclusive figures and promotions)

Power Ship level – $50.00

  • everything in tier 1
  • Power Lords/Four Horsemen t-shirt (we’ve designed a new “Power Lords based” Four Horsemen logo)
  • club membership only exclusive figure

Volcan Rock level – $150.00

  • everything in tiers 1 & 2
  • Details to be revealed soon.

To get updates about upcoming figures and events as well as a complete history and our ever-growing archival galleries for Power Lords please keep checking PowerLordsReturn.com


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POP CULTURE SHOCK to Produce 1:4th Scale Masters of the Universe Statues

Posted on: December 25, 2012

Pop Culture Shock Collectibles has announced that a licensing agreement with Mattel will bring 1:4th Scale statues of Masters of the Universe Characters.

“Having spent many years bringing the warriors of Street Fighter & Mortal Kombat to sculptural life, I’m extremely excited to add He-Man and the Masters of the Universe to the Pop Culture Shock Collectibles lineup,” stated Jerry Macaluso, President and Founder of Pop Culture Shock Collectibles. “There are few characters that so perfectly embody the archetype of the hero, and He-Man is just that! He’s right at home with the other muscle-bound warriors in the PCSC stable.”

The first statue will be up for pre-order in February 2013.

A few months ago POP Culture Shock conducted a poll of which design fans would want to see in a He-Man Statue and the winning result was “B”.  75% Filmation with 25% Realism.

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Posted on: December 22, 2012

Hope this triggers a feeling.

Don’t forget to help others this Christmas, especially children.

Merry Christmas from all of us at Toy-Lines.com

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Update from Matty Regarding Lateness on Club Eternia UPDATED 12/22/12*

Posted on: December 14, 2012
Its seems that the delays are not as bad as originally anticipated as many of the Granamyr and Procrustus figures have shipped.  Many fans have received them just in time for Christmas.
The  Delays continue at Matty Collector.  Here is their e-mail regarding the Granamyr and Procrustus delays:

Dear Club Eternia® Subscriber,We wanted to let you know we’ve just heard our shipment of Procrustus™ figures has been delayed. We’ll receive him in waves and will ship out subscription orders as supplies are received. If you have multiple subscriptions that are combined, your orders will be held until Procrustus™ arrives. We’re hopeful the delay won’t be too long, but plan on an approximate 1 to 3 week delay just to be safe.Although he’s not a subscription item, we also wanted you to know that Granamyr™ is delayed as well. If you order him during our regular sale on Monday, December 17th at MattyCollector.com, any additional products you order at the same time will be held until Granamyr™ arrives. Please order Granamyr separately if you don’t want your order held.

We appreciate your patience and thank you for being a MattyCollector.com customer.

MattyCollector.com Customer Service

 Granamyr goes on sale on Matty Collector on December 17th.
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Why another website!? My first Blog here

Posted on: December 13, 2012

Well since according to Google no one is reading this website, I’ll post my first blog unedited.  Shouting the website’s name…


WHY!? Why another website devoted to toys?

My answer, “WHY NOT!”  It seems everyone with an affinity towards their particular hobby has some sort of website.  Some keep it updated while others let life intervene and they forget about it.  Some get lucky and they get followers that maybe they appreciate.  While they bask in the glory of doing something they enjoy and get special perks.  The rest of us are left with hoping that our idea will get made and then if it does we have to battle with other fans to get it or pay ridiculous high prices to get one.  (I’ll touch on this later.)

I have been collecting toys since as far back as I can remember.  I have my favorites and like everybody I have opinions on certain aspects of the industry and products.  This is my voice, my personal sounding board and hopefully I can get an audience together.  An audience where I can share my sounding board and they can be heard; whether they agree with me or not.

As for the perks, if I am fortunate enough to get any, I can promise you this, I will gladly share them.  If you want to contribute, let us know.  The worst we can say is “No” and if we say no, I’ll do my best to help you find a yes.

I know you all have your favorite sites that you visit often and that’s great, all I ask is that you give us a try and maybe someday we can strike a conversation about our favorite toys and/or cartoons.

Thanks for Looking,


Oh and don’t forget my partner in crime, Mr. Nostalgia who will delight you with his anecdotes on basically anything that you enjoyed yesterday and today.

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Posted on: December 7, 2012

Based on the fan favorite line of Vinyl figures comes series 2 of MARVEL SUPERHEROES.

Series 2 will include Silver Surfer, Deadpool, Dr. Doom, Ghost Rider and Phoenix.


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Posted on: December 7, 2012

Based on the hit video game from acclaimed artist Joe Madureira comes the DarksidersII statue from Sota Toys.

Depicting the main characters in the game are Death with his mighty steed Despair.  High intense LEDs light the mane, tail and hooves to create a ghostly feel from the horse.  This resin statue in a series of statues from the Darksiders will be in the standard 12 inch scale, the same size as their first offering of War and Ruin.

The LEDs will be powered by an standard AC or USB cable to create a defining illusion of Death riding into battle.

The statue is scheduled for release from SOTA TOYS in the first quarter of 2013.  Pricing info has not been released.

Click on the pics for better viewing.


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