Spin-offs is Blog@Newsarama’s weekly wrap on licensing. Buffy toys cancelled, New Gods toys based on Kirby’s art, and how Aliens Kubrick lead me to find advertisements for old arcade machines.
Diamond Select Cancels Buffy Toys
The comic series is doing well, but the toys are dead. Action-Figure.com reported the Buffy the Vampire Slayer action figures have been cancelled.
As of today Diamond has officially cancelled their Revamped line of Buffy the Vampire Slayer action figures. They are claiming it was due to a lack of interest by the consumers.
Also on it’s death bed is the Judge wave. As per Diamond that wave is scheduled to be cancelled. It has been said they would need to sell an additional 3000 pre-orders of complete sets to make this wave worthwhile.
We are still waiting on an announcement for the upcoming Willow/Kennedy/Kendra wave of Deluxe figures. Based on the above cancellations I don’t get a good feeling for the deluxe figures.
Jack Kirby’s New Gods Action Figures
From DC Direct:
NEW GODS ACTION FIGURES
BASED ON THE ART OF JACK KIRBY
Hot from the pages of COUNTDOWN, inspired by the work of Jack Kirby comes the best-loved heroes of the Fourth World Universe: Noble New Genesis residents Orion, Lightray and Mister Miracle, as well as the evil Darkseid, ruler of Apokolips! Each figure features multiple points of articulation and a base.
Advance-solicited; on sale April 30, 2008 • Action Figures • PI
MISTER MIRACLE 6.75”
One thing lead to another…
I was trying to convince my boyfriend that buying these would be a good idea.
Unfortunately, I am having a hard time convincing him that Aliens Kubrick is a household need. He’s the kind of guy that only likes things that are “useful”. Or in other words, technological in some way. So I can’t talk him into agreeing to purchase a few little Kubricks, but I did get him into the idea of putting together an Alien vs. Predator Arcade machine, based on the 1994 Capcom side-scroller.
As I was researching this project, I came across this image:
it’s the game flyer for the arcade game. I found on arcadeflyers.com. A pretty nifty website that catalogues promotional advertisement flyers for coin-op machines. It’s a very interesting database with flyers decades old and from all over the world.
They have a lot of scans, including images from Konami’s Uncanny X-Men game, Superman, Star Wars and this image of Captain America crashing through an arcade machine: