Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Star Wars Tie-Fighter Playset

I would have loved to have one of these Star Wars Tie-Fighter Playsets when I was a kid. Now that I think about it, I'd love to have one right now.

It is available now at Play.com (a UK-based site). Click here to visit.

posted by Jeff

Friday, June 26, 2009

Vote Now For Your Favorite Home Made Toy Commercial

TimeToPlayMag.com is holding it's first Make Your Own Commercial and it's time to vote for a winner. The six finalist can be viewed here. Check them out and vote for your favorite.

Click here to visit the Make Your Own Commercial contest finalists.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Transformers 2, Revenge of the Fallen is a Hit

Not that this should come as a surprise to anyone but the Transformers sequel, Transformers Revenge of the Fallen, took in a record $16 million dollars in it's midnight screenings alone. That figure does not include anything after 3am Wednesday morning.

This is is the third-biggest midnight box office take after Star Wars—Episode III: Revenge of the Sith ($16.5 million) and The Dark Knight ($18.5 million).

Since those midnight screenings, the movie has gone on to rake in more than $55 million.

We will be keeping an eye on the box office over the weekend for you.

Friday, June 19, 2009

Chris Byrne on The View From The Bay

Chris was in beautiful San Francisco on Monday with more cool toys for the Summer. You can watch this segment now by clicking here.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Indiana Jones #5?

The rumors of a fifth Indiana Jones film are circulating around the Internet after an interview Shia LaBeouf gave to the BBC in which he supposedly said Steven Spielberg is at work on the film. We have no idea if Shia will reprise his role as Mutt from the last Indiana Jones flick or if Indy himself, Harrison Ford, will star.

Stay tuned to theToyGuy.blogspot for more info when it becomes available.

Monday, June 15, 2009

This Week's New Video Game Releases

It's been a rainy summer so far for those of us in the North East so it's a good thing that we have so many games to keep us occupied indoors. Here are our top picks for this week's new releases.

Big League Sports: Summer Sports (DS, Wii, rated Everyone)
Enjoy your favorite summers sports, including beach vollyball, tennis, baseball, football, soccer and golf. Check out the Pro Center, where Coach will guide you through intense drills to test your athletic skills. Push yourself to the max as you compete against your rivals to become the ultimate Sports Champion.

Discovery Kids: Parrot Pals (DS, rated Everyone)
Parrot Pals is the newest title in the Discovery Kids games line-up. Choose your favorite breed, give it a name, and start to take care of it. You can train your parrot and teach it new tricks. You can even speak to your parrot and it will repeat your words back to you.

Diva Girls: Divas On Ice (DS, Wii, rated Everyone)
The first in a brand new series of games designed for young girls, Divas on Ice introduces you to Kelly, Gabrielle, Alyssa, and Madison, four young girls skating for glory in the Miracle Ice Festival. Dress your favorite skater in thousands of combinations of customizable outfits, then train hard to upgrade your skating skills so you can wow the crowd, impress the judges and be crowned the Ultimate Diva on Ice.

Ghostbusters The Video Game (DS, Wii, PC, PS2, PS3, Xbox360, rated Teen)
When Manhattan is once again overrun by ghosts and other supernatural creatures, players will take on the role of a new recruit joining the famous Ghostbusters team. Ghostbusters: The Video Game features the original film cast from the classic Ghostbusters films, including Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis and Ernie Hudson.

Guitar Hero Smash Hits (PS2, PS3, Xbox360, Wii, rated Teen)
The Best of Guitar Hero now for the Full Band. Includes tracks from Guitar Hero, Guitar Hero II, Guitar Hero Encore: Rocks the 80s and Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock. For newer Guitar Hero fans, this is a great chance to catch up and play the best of Guitar Hero, and older Guitar Hero fans have a new reason to expand to the full band.

Tuesday, June 09, 2009

The Toy Guy on ABC7 Chicago

The Toy Guy, Chris Byrne, recently stopped by ABC7 in Chicago to share some ideas for cool summer-time toys sure to entertain the kids.

You can watch the video now by clicking here.

Thursday, June 04, 2009

Comic Books on iTunes

Comics publisher, IDW, has an application that will allow you to read all your favorite Tranformers comics on your iPhone or iPod-Touch. You can get both Revenge of the Fallen prequel series now via the IDW iPhone application.

Comics are just $0.99 an issue!

You can check out these plus other IDW comic books on iTunes by clicking here.

Wednesday, June 03, 2009

E3 Coverage on The Play Forum

It's a busy week on the road for us with E3 taking place in LA and the Licensing Show going on in Vegas.

Check out Jeff McKinney's E3 coverage starting today on the play forum by clicking here.