April 2014 - DC has a new contest online, The MAD MAD MAD Giveaway.
There is just a single prize package in this contest... but it is loaded with MAD goodies! To be more specific, the official rules for the contest describe the prize as:
One (1) grand prize winner ("Grand Prize Winner") will receive the following:
- One (1) Limited Edition Alfred E. Neuman Lithographs
- One (1) MAD's Greatest Artists: Sergio Aragones: Five Decades of His Finest Works
- One (1) Spy vs. Spy (Mega Mini Kits) by MAD Magazine (2010)
- One (1) MAD about Super Heroes, Version 2.5
- One (1) Alfred E. Neuman for President Pin
- One (1) MAD Magazine The Best of the Worst (Special Collector's Edition 2012)
- One (1) Inside MAD: The "Unusual Gang of Idiots" Pick Their Favorite Mad Spoofs
- One (1) Totally MAD: 60 Years of Humor, Satire, Stupidity and Stupidity
Approximate Retail Value ("ARV") of the Grand Prize is: $119.80
Total ARV for all Prizes: $119.80
March 30, 2014 - Last week, a postcard from Toys'R'Us arrived in our mailbox with a coupon for 25% off your in-store purchase when you use your 'R'Us credit card. It also had a url to share!
Go to http://toysrus.com/friends to get a printable coupon for 20% off your regular (and sale) priced purchase at Toys'R'Us and Babies'R'Us. The coupon is good March 30 to April 5.
You can use code FRIEND20 at the checkout if you prefer to shop online.
March 2014 - An email newsletter from http://HasbroToyShop.com included a coupon code!
Use code FRIENDS14 to save 20% off your entire purchase and get free shipping on most items.
The fine print at the bottom of the email excludes a few of the fun things you might be interested in buying:
20% OFF AND FREE SHIPPING WITH NO MINIMUM PURCHASE
20% off and Free Standard Shipping on HasbroToyShop.com orders of most products currently for sale on HasbroToyShop.com. Discount applies to pre-tax and pre-shipping amount. This offer cannot be combined with any other offer. Offer excludes purchases of HasbroToyShop.com exclusives, Gift Cards, PLAYSKOOL SESAME STREET BIG HUGS ELMO Toy & MONOPOLY RHODE ISLAND EDITION Game. Other exclusions may apply. Valid while supplies last. No rain checks. Not valid on previous orders. Offer may expire or be withdrawn without notice due to error, fraud or unforeseen circumstances. Offer valid in U.S. only. Void where prohibited. Subject to terms and conditions of use and HasbroToyShop.com policies. Offer expires April 7, 2014, at 11:59 PM (ET).
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March 2014 - DC has a new contest online, The Batman 75 Sweepstakes.
There is just a single prize package in this contest... but it is loaded with Batman goodies! To be more specific, the official rules for the contest describe the prize as:
Dynamite Brings Creators and Exclusives To Emerald City Comicon 2014
March 27, 2014, Mt. Laurel, NJ - Kicking off our 10th Anniversary Celebration in style and premiering at this special Comic Con - Dynamite is proud to announce their creative guest line-up for this weekend's Emerald City Comicon, along with an ECCC convention exclusive, a talent-packed signing schedule and a panel which will spotlight some of the industry's most beloved creators.
On Sale This Week: Godzilla Bank vs. Mr. Stay-Puft Bank!
March 2014 - There's a war of the gargantuas going on in comic shops and specialty stores! Diamond Select Toys has shipped two of their biggest items of the year in the same week, and the news was so colossal we had to give everyone the big news. Read up on both items below, then find your nearest comic shop at www.comicshoplocator.com!
Ghostbusters 24" Stay Puft Marshmallow Man Vinyl Bank
March 27, 2014 - (Sponsor Announcement) - Online retailer BigBadToyStore.com has several items of interest to collectors:
We have just listed a variety of lots on Ebay containing damaged and defective statues, action figures and other collectibles. Click the link below for more info.
DARK HORSE ANNOUNCES EMERALD CITY COMICON 2014 SCHEDULE!
Join us for signings at booth #206! All signings are free. Free signing cards or comics with each signing while supplies last.
Comics featuring ECCC exclusive variant covers are $5.00 each and available in limited quantities. Ten per person each day. All proceeds from the ECCC variant of The Witcher will benefit Sharon and Stan Sakai.
Friday, March 28
11:00 AM - MIND MGMT, STAR WARS: REBEL HEIST - Matt Kindt
12:00 PM - SERENITY: LEAVES ON THE WIND #1 EMERALD CITY COMICON VARIANT - Jenny Frison
1:00 PM - COLDER - Paul Tobin
2:00 PM - DREAM THIEF - Jai Nitz
- NEVER ENDING Adam Knave and D. J. Kirkbride
REEDPOP TURNS A NEW PAGE IN LIVE EVENT ENTERTAINMENT BUSINESS WITH LAUNCH OF BOOKCON: WHERE BOOKS AND POP CULTURE COLLIDE
Unique First-of-Its-Kind Event Pairs Best-Selling Authors and Hollywood Heavyweights Including Amy Poehler, Martin Short, John Grisham, and Stan Lee in New York City on May 31
NORWALK, CT – March 26, 2014 – ReedPOP, the world's largest producer of pop culture events, is writing a new page in the world of experiential events with the launch of BookCon – a one-of-a-kind interactive consumer experience where books and pop-culture collide. Headlined by best-selling authors and the world's hottest Hollywood talent, BookCon will bring books to life through a series of panels, podcasts, author Q&A's, quiz shows, and more. Its introduction continues ReedPOP's innovation in the live event space and marks the third show that the company will host in New York City this year. BookCon will debut during BookExpo America (BEA), the number one book and author event in the United States, in New York City on May 31 at the Javits Center.
March 2014 - Four Horsemen - We got in packaged samples of the upcoming Power Lords releases and although there are a few minor tweaks here and there to be made, we think these things are looking amazing and we're really looking forward to hearing your opinions as well. We just sent our responses back and they're going into full production now, so it won't be long...
Pictured below are Adam Power, Lord Power, Ggripptogg, Ggrabbtargg and the Ggrapptikk Trooper – all fully painted and in the usual Four Horsemen collector friendly blister card (the figures can be removed from the cards for play, and then replaced back on the cards for packaged display).