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 October 1 2001

Harry Potter Lego: Wide Release

Numerous reports of the new sets showing up at Wal-Marts and Toys "R" Us stores and selling out just as quickly have come through this weekend-- entire shipments of several of the toys have been reduced to a few key items in just hours.

Raving Toy Maniac: New Owners

The once and future best action figure news site on the web, The Raving Toy Maniac, has announced new ownership. Don't miss the update, and don't forget to check back for new news.

Site Updates

After much delay, we got a Pin Pal Burns courtesy of a kind soul out there. Muchas gracias to the individual. We now added Pin Pal Mr. Burns to the Simpsons Figure Archive.

-- AP

Separate This
 October 2 2001

GI Joe: Desert Stiker Released

Local Toys "R" Us stores have started getting the new Desert Striker with exclusive Flint, so keep your eyes open for this one.

Sam & Max Sequel Confirmed

A report at confirms developer Infinite Machine is working on a Sam & Max game for a next-generation console... read the site for the full scoop!

Simpsons: X-Mas First Look

Once again, The Simpsons Collector Sector has first shots of the upcoming Toys "R" Us Exclusive Christmas set. Check out their site for pictures, which feature some changes from the original prototype shots...

-- AP

 October 3 2001

Simpsons: Radioactive Man & Fallout Boy at EB Games

EB Games is still selling their exclusive and overpriced Radioactive Man and Fallout Boy set for $29.99. It includes two figures and a base... it's neat, and with two-day shipping in the USA, it's $34.98.

-- AP

Buenos Noches, Watermelon!
 October 8 2001

GameCube Preorders

Local Toys "R" Us Stores have started to take $10 down on upcoming GameCube software. So far, they have not taken any money down on the consoles.

Lord Of The Rings Releases Continue

Toys "R" Us, Kay-Bee, Hot Topic, and other toy-friendly chains have received figure multi-packs as well as the horse packs... no sign of the Ringwraith Horse set locally, though.

Cheap Nintendo 64 Bundle

Simpsons Updates

Pin Pal Moe: Wizard World posted this notice on the availability of the figure outside the bundles. He'll be sold online, one per household, at "12 noon" on October 10. No word of which time zone. There's more than one, apparently someone didn't notice. We found a Mascot Homer from Wave 6 and a Treehouse of Horror II this weekend, so expect to see those up shortly along with the Wave 5 playsets. We also got the EB World set, although it's in Phoenix and we're not. So that'll come later.

Star Trek Anniversary Figures Revealed

The Raving Toy Maniac has revealed Palisades' new Trek set: Gene Roddenberry and Captain Kirk. They're... um... yeah.

-- AP

True Ninjas
 October 10 2001

More McFarlane Releases

Several new McFarlane toys have surfaced lately. The giant Ash, Kaneda on his bike, Spawn series 20, and several other toys have made it to speciality shops, so keep your eyes open. Also, our local EB has reduced the price on the Ryoko and Vash the Stampede repaints down to $9.99.

New Tron Toys in Japan

Via RTM's Speed Lines column, we got word of this link with images of brand new Tron toys!

Simpsons Pin Pal Moe Updates

Wizard World will be selling the toy to the US, Canada, and the UK starting today. Also, ToyFare Magazine's latest issue will be offering it, also starting today in most comic shops.

-- AP

 October 15 2001

Mega Toy Discounts

A lot of toy stores have been getting in new product which has been blown out just as quickly. Local Targets have had big Playmobil sets for $4, Simpsons playsets for $13.90, B-Wings for $27.90, and scores of other goodies. It's time for a toy run, friends.

-- AP

Hot Damn, We're Lazy
 October 25 2001

Simpsons Arrival: Christmas Set

We spotted-- and purchased-- the Simpsons Christmas Set at Toys "R" Us today. It was $39.99. Pics tomorrow, we're almost done as we right this.

Lord of the Rings

Playmates Toys has just released its Intelli-Tronic Lego-compatible Lord of the Rings toys, with sightings showing up at Toys "R" Us. They're pricey, the smallest set we saw was $19.99.

-- AP

New Stuff Pt. I
 October 26 2001

E.T. Returns

Last night we spotted some very mediocure E.T. figures, all humans, presumably for the upcoming DVD/theatrical rerelease. Without the little alien, we just don't care.

Site Updates

Just added all the goodies of the Simpsons Family Christmas set. Don't miss it or Christmas Bart, Christmas Homer, Christmas Maggie & Santa's Little Helper, Christmas Lisa, and Christmas Marge!

In the pipeline: Professor Frink, Carl, Dr. Hibbert, Mascot Homer, Radioactive Man & Fallout Boy, Treehouse of Horror II, and all of the playsets we have yet to add.

-- AP

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