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REVIEW Spin Masters 3 3/4″ Aang & Deluxe Appa

June 13, 2010

As some may have noticed over the last week, the full Last Airbender toy line has begun to make its way into retail stores across the country, most notably Toys R Us. Produced by toymaker Spin Master, the line features five 3 3/4″ scale figures, deluxe Appa & Aang figures, and Aang’s Battle Staff  & Ultimate Airmaster roleplay toys.

Having managed to obtain a 3 3/4″ Aang and the deluxe Appa figure (retailing for $7.99 and $17.99 respectively), I must say Spin Master’s efforts are lackluster, if not wholly disappointing. (more…)

Bite-Sized Benders Coming in June!

February 11, 2010

Early Last Airbender Action FiguresAs we get closer to the release of The Last Airbender the goodies keep piling up for Avatar fans. Over at MTV.com there are a plethora of images highlighting the beginnings of a magnificent set of action figures based off of the theatrical release of The Last Airbender coming this summer.

“We worked very closely with M. Night, the rest of the Paramount team and our in-house design team, along with our partner Spin-Master, to come up with the right assortment, the right size for these action figures and make sure we we had representation of all the nations within the ‘Arbender’ series,” said Nickelodeon’s Lourdes Arocho.

Along with the images came this video giving a sneak preview of the action figures and a migraine inducing mispronunciation .

The Last Airbender toy line will be released in three waves. Wave 1 will arrive in stores on June 1st. Wave 2 will hit shelves closer to the July release of the movie.The final wave is scheduled to be released nearer the holiday season.
To view more pictures and read the full article visit MTV.COM

Last Airbender Manga Announced

July 27, 2009

During Comic Con ’09, Del Ray Manga a division of Random House announced they will be releasing a Manga based on M. Night Shyamalan’s The Last Airbender. No release date has been announced yet.  Dave Roman will be writing it and   Nina Matsumoto will be creating prequel art.

Coupled with news of a new toy line just last week based off The Last Airbender, this gives Avatar fans even more to look forward too.

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Spin Master: The Last Toybender

July 23, 2009

According to toy industry news website, Playthings, Spin Master has been named the worldwide master toy licensee for Paramount Pictures’ The Last Airbender. Using “innovative technology that will enable fans to live out their most memorable moments from this epic film,” Spin Master will produce a comprehensive line of products including action figures, vehicles, and playsets.

Adam Beder, Spin Master’s vice president of licensing, had this to say about film and the deal.

“M. Night Shyamalan and Paramount have done an incredible job of adapting the mythology of Avatar…into an imaginative and visually stunning live-action big-screen fantasy adventure film. It’s a natural fit for us to re-create the magic of the film into an original and creative new toy line that children will love.”