New Irwin Images, part 2

Here are the second batch of images from the new Irwin catalog:




#61 Anti_gravity Car with Bulma
King Cold’s Spaceship with King Cold
Son Family Car with Goku (concept art)
New Diecast Vehicle Packaging


Time Capsule
Sky Bike
Jet Momonga (concept art)

Hopefully, we will be able to report “exact” release dates and add more images in the near future!

Comments (0) | Bookmark this entry | February 28, 2001 | Jess Horsley

Irwin Toy in possible sale talks

Irwin Toy, according to this article, seems to talking about selling controlling interest to a private party, who at this point has been unnamed.

What does this mean for the fate of DBZ? Good question. If the potential buyer is one of the major toy corporations, as the article would suggest, it could go either way. We’ll just have to wait and see.

Thanks to Jeff Cope for sending this in.

Comments (0) | Bookmark this entry | February 28, 2001 | Jess Horsley

New Irwin Images, Part 1

Check out the promo images for two of Irwin’s new Dragonball Z lines, the Striking Z Fighters and the Secret Saiyan Warriors, direct from their new catalog!


Goku Boxed


Super Saiyan Trunks
Super Saiyan Vegeta
Super Saiyan Goku
Super Saiyan Goku Boxed

Check back tomorrow for more new images!

Thanks to David from Connection MD for hooking us up with this catalog!

Comments (0) | Bookmark this entry | February 27, 2001 | Jess Horsley

All your base are belong to us!

If you haven’t checked out the rest of’s anime coverage from Toyfair 2001, it’s about time you got over there! Here are some links to help you out:

McFarlane: 3D Animation from Japan Series 2 - Akira, Ghost In the Shell, Armitage, Soultaker, and Tenchi figures

Bandai: Anime Collector - Escaflowne, Big O, Pilot Candidate, Outlaw Star and Cowboy Bebop figures

Toycom - Future Ninja, Ghost In The Shell, Giant Robo, and Samurai X figures

And, finally, if you are interested in pre-ordering Irwin series 4 or the Palisades bust of Son Gokou, pick up the latest issue of Previews at your local comic shop, and tell the owner to order that stuff for you!

Comments (0) | Bookmark this entry | February 22, 2001 | Jess Horsley

Transformers: Robots in Disguise coverage!

In my efforts to expand, and to perhaps spin off from the DBTI, I’ve uploaded coverage of Hasbro’s new Transformers: Robots in Disguise line. The line brings the toys from Takara’s Car Robots line to American stores, and the storyline of the show is supposed to integrate with the existing American Transformers mythos—watch for it to air this fall on Fox, and watch for the toys this fall as well!

Also, I’ve fixed the Cell link on the DBZ coverage. As there’s so much information yet to go on that page, keep checking back as it is refined and expanded in the next week or two!

Comments (0) | Bookmark this entry | February 12, 2001 | Jess Horsley

Irwin Toy Photo Coverage!

Irwin Toy photos are up! Gen Fukinaga himself visited the Irwin Toy booth, and he personally approved everything Irwin had made, so we were allowed to go back and shoot everything! He was highly impressed, and so are we! Check out our Irwin coverage for the new images!

Also, Transformers: Robots in Disguise coverage should be up tonight, so keep checking back!

Comments (0) | Bookmark this entry | February 12, 2001 | Jess Horsley

Palisades coverage is up!

Palisades had five of their new mini-busts on display today, and they look incredible—they’re everything you could ask for in a higher-dollar collectable. Go to our Palisades coverage and check it out!

Also, will be posting all kinds of anime toy info, so head over there and check it out!

Comments (0) | Bookmark this entry | February 11, 2001 | Jess Horsley

Irwin coverage is up!

Check out our Irwin Toy coverage on our Toyfair 2001 page! We’ve got the lineups for all kinds of new toys, and images just waiting for you! More and better images will come in the next few days, so keep checking back! Also, check back tomorrow evening for Palisades DBZ coverage!

Comments (0) | Bookmark this entry | February 10, 2001 | Jess Horsley

Toyfair news is coming!

We just got back from the first day of Toyfair, and I’ve got a big old slew of Dragonball Z info to post, which will be uploaded as soon as I can get it typed and imported in! Keep checking back tonight and the rest of the week for updates!

Comments (0) | Bookmark this entry | February 10, 2001 | Jess Horsley

Irwin's Double Punch Line-Up

Fresh off the wire—some original Irwin news!

This is the tentative lineup for the “Double-Punch” figure line, along with their action moves:

Super Saiyan Goku - Double Kick
Super Saiyan Vegeta - Flip
Super Saiyan Trunks - Side Kick
Piccolo - Double Upper Punch

There’s no word yet on how the action features will work, when these might be released, or on how much they might cost, but check back on Saturday, these figures will surely be in our exclusive Toyfair coverage!

Comments (0) | Bookmark this entry | February 06, 2001 | Jess Horsley

What is Dragonball again?

Ah, as usual, there’s not much to report on the Irwin front. If you’ve been to Planet Namek or the FUNImation DBZ site recently, you know that Irwin has plans to release a Time Capsule playset with an exclusive Trunks figure, which is pretty cool. Perhaps they’ll have it on display at Toyfair this weekend.

However, in the meantime, here’s some more information for all you Transfans out there, direct from Hasbro:

TRANSFORMERS: There are robots, and then there are ROBOTS IN DISGUISE. The original toy robot that took the world by storm in the ’80s comes full circle with the return of ROBOTS IN DISGUISE. Hasbro is bringing back the “classic” theme for TRANSFORMERS right down to the car-to-robot transformation. Plus, in the fall, Fox Kids will begin airing all-new TRANSFORMERS ROBOTS IN DISGUISE programming six days per week. Approximate retail: $4.99-29.99; Availability: August 2001.

I’m guessing that this means that they are dubbing Car Robots from Japan, and importing the toys for release here, which would be really cool, but not quite as cool as a completely new series. We’ll find out for sure at Toyfair, and you will see it here before you see it anywhere else!

Comments (0) | Bookmark this entry | February 06, 2001 | Jess Horsley

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