1-Jul-99 - Some people have reported success looking for ReBoot merchandise on eBay.
In addition to Irwin Toy, there is "Canada Games Company Limited", who had made 100-piece jigsaw puzzles. Walmart (Canada) had 3 different sets: 1) Enzo, 2) Frisket, 3) Everybody.
9-Sep-96 A line of ReBoot action figures was been spotted in central Canada. This one has Hexadecimal dressed in black. ReBoot CD-ROMs hit Canadian stores in October, 1996. [And are now completely sold out.]
This is the access of this page.
From a member of the production crew (April 7, 1995):
The action figures and playsets will be coming out soon. There is stuff like a Hex head, where the face opens up and there's a little set with a jail or something inside (like Mighty Max). Besides the figures, there's the typical birthday decorations, Halloween costumes, underpants, etc. The figures will be made by Irwin. They're Canadian only so far and are going to try to break into the US with this toy line.
Scott Irwin asked that I fax you the names of the retailers who will he carrying the ReBoot figures. We will be shipping the 3" figures within a couple weeks, Followed by the 5-1/2 articulated figures with accessories in late July, and the micro playsets with mini-figures in August.
The figures and playsets will be carried at the following national and regional retailers:
* Toys-R-Us * Ames * Hills * Bradlees * Caldor * * Target * Kay Bee Toys * K-mart * Wal-Mart * * Clover * Family Toy Centers * FAO Schwarz *These are the major accounts. There will be literally hundreds of others, mainly comic book retailers, action figure dealers, and lots of independent toy retailers.
Irwin USA Chuck Sakolsky - Toy Sales to Retailers 555 South Federal Highway, Suite 330 Boca Raton, FL 33432 Phone: (407)347-1043 or (800)399-1043 Fax: (407)347-0846 E-mail: FPYS53A@prodigy.com (MR CHARLES SAKOLSKY) Irwin Toy Limited 43 Hanna Avenue, Toronto, Ontario M6K 1X6, Canada Phone: (416)533-3521 or (800)268-1733 Fax: (416)533-3257 E-mail: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org Scott Irwin - New Toy Product Development - Advertising (ext 4502) Peter Irwin - International Toy Sales and Licensing Paul Waxman - Product Manager Debbie Brown - Publicity
From deep inside the world of Mainframe comes REBOOT. Join Bob as he teams up with his friends Dot and Enzo battling the evil forces of Megabyte and his disciples of doom, Hack and Slash. And help this triumphant threesome overcome the cunning and beautiful Hexadecimal, another virus trying to destroy the peace of Mainframe. But beware, because at any moment a game may be dropped into a sector, raising yet another challenge for the heroes of Mainframe to defeat.See also the Irwin Toy checklist.
(See note about misprinted Bob cards.)
When a toy store receives a shipment, approximately one carton in 10 has the Collector's Edition Bob.
From: FPYS53A@prodigy.com (Charles Sakolsky) Newsgroups: alt.tv.reboot Subject: Re: Reboot toys/figures Date: 7 Aug 1995 00:12:30 GMTThe 5-1/2" figures are just getting into distribution now, starting mainly on the west coast. Within a week or so, you'll be able to find them in Toys R Us, Kay Bee, Puzzle Zoo, Toy Town, some K-marts, and several other retailers in California.
By late August or early September we will ship to the other parts of the country. They will be available in all the above chains plus Ames, Bradlees, Caldor, FAO Schwarz, Family Toy Centers, Hills, Target, Venture, Wal-Mart, Army Air Force Post Exchanges, as well as other toy and comic book retailers.
The Micro Play Sets will be available in September, and Bob's V262 Turbo Drophead Car will be in very limited distribution in October, and may be hard to find.
The 3" figures are in all the above retailers in most of their locations. If you don't see them, ask the toy manager; he may have them in the back room. Sales have been very strong and some stores can't restock quickly enough.
If your local dealer doesn't currently have ReBoot on order, ask him or her to contact our National Sales Office at 1-800/399-1043 for ordering information. Sorry, we do not sell directly to consumers.
Thanks for asking.
The Irwin Toy Home Page is now on-line.
The URL for the Reboot Toys is www.irwin-toy.com/products/reboot.htm
Irwin Toy has taken the characters from this hugely successful television program and created a line of action figures, vehicles and mini-playsets. The ReBoot line includes 3" figures which will be available in June (assortment of 12). The 5-1/2" action figures (available for Fall delivery) are fully poseable and each figure is accessorised. Also available for Fall delivery is Bob's V262 Drophead Car featuring spring suspension, realistic engine sound and a Zip Board launcher. Three assorted mini-playsets complete the line - Megabyte's Throne Room, Hexadecimal's Lair and Hack and Slash Vehicle Bay.