The Walking Dead Minimates Enlist Abraham and Eugene for Series 5!
February 2014 - They're coming! The newest assortment of The Walking Dead Minimates, based on the hit comic book by Robert Kirkman, is almost here, and Toys R Us will have an exclusive assortment of the 2-inch mini-figures, featuring an array of all-new characters and zombies!
Four two-packs will be exclusively available at Toys "R" Us and on toysrus.com as part of Series 5, available this spring:
- Traveler Rick Grimes and Business Zombie
- Riot Gear Michonne and Hitchhiker Zombie
- Abraham Ford and Military Zombie
- Eugene Porter and Emaciated Zombie
Each Minimate stands 2 inches tall and features a variety of interchangeable parts and accessories, including weapons for all the human characters and decomposing parts for all the zombies!
NECA SCALERS "Wave 1" Arriving in Retail in Two Weeks
SCALERS also to be on display at Toy Fair 2014
February 6, 2014 - Mark your calendars! NECA today announced that SCALERS, their line of licensed "cord accessories", will be arriving in select retailers in the next two weeks. SCALERS are decorative cord and cable accessories in the shape of popular characters, with a patented mechanism that fastens to headphone cords, device cables and more. SCALERS characters are based on popular film and television characters, from the infamous Freddy Krueger, to the incredibly lethal Alien from the movies of the same name. SCALERS are a great way to have fun with earbuds and other cables!
More than 50 licenses will be incorporated into the SCALERS product line, including Pacific Rim, Aliens, Predator, Godzilla, Portal, Friday the 13th and Nightmare on Elm Street.
Each SCALER is a sculpted, hand-painted miniature character model from some of the most widely recognized properties in the world. SCALERS are the coolest accessories your cords will ever want to collect!
February 9, 2014 - (Sponsor Announcement) - Online retailer BigBadToyStore.com has several items of interest to collectors:
S.H. FIGUARTS SUPER MARIO, ACCESSORIES
The S.H. Figuarts line is soon expanding with the release of Super Mario and accessory packs. Mario comes with a mushroom, a mystery box and more and is listed at $24.99, while Play Set A and Play Set B each contain a variety of accessories like Goombas, blocks, coins, green pipes and more (check the listings for exact contents) and are each listed at $19.99.
TMNT MOVIE 2014 FIGURES AND VEHICLES
February 9, 2014 - Listed below are the toy (and child-related) recalls from this week; these links go to the official announcements on the Consumer Product Safety Commission web site.
Kindle Worlds Expands – Amazon Publishing Announces New Licensing Agreements with Hasbro, Inc. and Warner Bros. Television Group's Alloy Entertainment
Hasbro's Legendary G.I. JOE brand and Warner Bros. fan favorite TV shows Veronica Mars and Ravenswood to launch in the next few months
Additional launches include Worlds from best-selling authors Marcus Sakey, Theresa Ragan, and Valiant Entertainment
SEATTLE -- February 5, 2014 -- (AMZN) - Today, Amazon Publishing announced that Kindle Worlds has reached licensing agreements to open up seven new Worlds, including Worlds based on Hasbro's iconic G.I. JOE brand, and Warner Bros. TV shows Veronica Mars and Pretty Little Liars' spinoff Ravenswood. Writers can now choose from more than 20 Worlds to write and sell their own original fiction inspired by popular characters and storylines. These Worlds will open for writers to start publishing stories in the next few months.
February 4, 2014 - (Sponsor Announcement) - Online retailer BigBadToyStore.com has several items of interest to collectors:
S.H. MONSTERARTS ALIEN BIG CHAP
The original Alien from the movie of the same name is the next release in the S.H. MonsterArts line. It has been specifically developed to be able to assume the poses of the original creature and has 18 individually-jointed tail segments with a die-cast metal tip. In addition, it has a translucent head carapace, alternate hands and a special display stand, and is listed at $53.99.
HALO MASTER CHIEF 18" ACTION FIGURE
NECA's latest 18" scale entry is John-117, Master Chief from the Halo franchise. The figure is made from the original digital model and comes with game-accurate accessories. We have it listed at $99.99, saving you $20 off of the MSRP.
February 2014 - Monogram International is releasing two new banks!
Joker PVC Bust Bank
The highly intelligent, master criminal Joker is coming your way in the form of a bust bank! This vibrantly colored bank will surely be a popular collector's item and a favorite amongst supervillain fans for years to come. This bank stands 8" tall and is made of sturdy, but lightweight PVC plastic.
- Finely detailed sculpt.
- Great gift at a great price for Joker and Batman fans!
- Looks fantastic on display.
- Slot for coins in back.
- Item #45202
- Available April 2014
Harley Quinn PVC Bust Bank
As the accomplice and girlfriend to the Joker, Harley Quinn is growing in popularity by the day! Be the first of your friends to get this brand new Harley Quinn PVC Bust Bank by Monogram! This bust bank is brightly colored and highly detailed. It will be sure to attract attention in your display case or on your desk!
- A favorite female villain.
Regal Entertainment Group Announces Limited Edition LEGO® Minifigure Giveaway to Celebrate the Opening of "THE LEGO® MOVIE"
"Pyjamas Emmet" exclusively available to Regal Crown Club members
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- January 30, 2014 -- Regal Entertainment Group (RGC), a leading motion picture exhibitor owning and operating the largest theatre circuit in the United States, today announces that beginning February 7, all RealD 3D Regal locations playing "THE LEGO® MOVIE" will give away a Limited Edition LEGO Minifigure to Regal Crown Club members. The "Pyjamas Emmet" giveaway will be available to 3D moviegoers while supplies last.
Cartoon Network and The LEGO Group Mix It Up Globally with MIXELS
Mixels.Com Makes U.S. Debut on February 6
ATLANTA, Jan. 27, 2014 -- Mixels is a groundbreaking global franchise created by the powerhouse partnership of two of the biggest forces in kids' entertainment – Cartoon Network and The LEGO Group – and will make its US debut on multiple screens and platforms this February. A true multiplatform brand, Mixels.com arrives on the web first on February 6, followed by animated shorts on Cartoon Network starting February 12 during the Teen Titans Go! half hour (7:30-8:00pET). Soon after, kids will be able to "mix, max and murp" with their own LEGO® Mixels collectible building sets and download the Calling All Mixels app.
LEGO® Education Collaborates with Award-Winning Author Mo Willems to Bring the Pigeon Series to Life
Willems' popular Pigeon series of books will be the source of inspiration using LEGO Education StoryStarter to encourage creativity among educators and students in reading and writing