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ToyBacker: Crowdfunding for the Toy Industry

February 2015 - With the action figure and toy success stories we've witnessed on KickStarter, it was only a matter of time before the launch of a new crowdfunding platform devoted solely to the toy industry. Check out more details on ToyBacker.com in their official birth announcement.

Toy Pizza Episode 51: Favorite LEGO Sets

February 2015 - The Toy Pizza series on YouTube has a new episode online!

Episode 51 features their favorite five LEGO sets and a peek at the ThreeZero Game of Thrones Tyrion Lannister figure.

Don't forget to check out their action figure Kickstarter project!

DC Collectibles 250,000 Likes Sweepstakes

February 2015 - DC has a new contest, the DC Collectibles 250,000 Likes Sweepstakes. Enter by February 6th to win a big batch of merchandise.

The official rules for the contest describe the prize as:

- One (1) DC Comics Bombshells: Hawkgirl Statue
- One (1) DC Collectibles DC Comics Designer Action Figures Series 3: Batgirl by Greg Capullo Action Figure
- One (1) DC Collectibles DC Comics Designer Action Figures Series 3: Batman (Year One) by Greg Capullo Action Figure
- One (1) DC Comics Super Villains Deathstroke Bust Designed by Jim Lee
- One (1) DC Comics New 52 Justice League 7-Pack Action Figure Box Set
- One (1) The Sandman Overture Statue
- One (1) Wonder Woman The Art of War Statue by Cliff Chiang

Bandai, Frozen, The Iron Giant, Batman, Transformers, Iron Man, Alien, Pacific Rim at Big Bad Toy Store

Big Bad Toy Store

February 4, 2015 - (Sponsor Announcement) - Online retailer BigBadToyStore.com has several items of interest to collectors:

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NEW BANDAI OFFERINGS
This round of new listings from Bandai includes a little something for everyone from Super Robot Chogokin Hello Kitty, Sailor Moon, S.H. Figuarts Kinnikuman, and new in the Figuarts Zero line-Elsa and Anna from the hit Disney film Frozen! Check out all the new offerings here:
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/list.aspx?list=18101

IRON GIANT DELUXE COLLECTIBLE FIGURE

DC's Ultimate Harley Quinn Fan Giveaway

February 2015 - DC has a new contest, The Ultimate Harley Quinn Fan Giveaway. Enter by March 2nd to win a big batch of merchandise based on Harley Quinn.

The official rules for the contest describe the prize as:

- One (1) Harley & The Joker Hug Girls T-Shirt (LARGE)
- One (1) Harley Quinn Vinyl Train Case
- One (1) Harley Quinn Large Shopper Tote
- One (1) Gotham Girls Harley Quinn Adult Womens Costume (MEDIUM)
- One (1) Harley Quinn Mad Love Matte Lipstick
- One (1) Harley Quinn Cosmetic Kit
- One (1) Harley Quinn Cosmetic Brush Set
- One (1) Harley Quinn Eye Shadow Palette
- One (1) Harley Quinn Nail Stickers 1 Pack
- One (1) Harley Quinn Bow Hair Tie 2 Pack
- One (1) DC Heroes Skelanimals Harley Quinn Marcy 12-Inch Plush
- One (1) Harley Quinn Sixth Scale Figure by Sideshow Collectibles
- One (1) Harley Quinn Themed Crossbody Wallet
- One (1) Harley Quinn Robe

Funko - Marvel Collectors Corps

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Funko Launches Marvel Collector Corps, the Official Marvel Collectibles Subscription Service Featuring Exclusive Avengers: Age of Ultron Figures, Apparel and Accessories

January 2015 - Funko has collaborated with Marvel to build a first-of-its-kind subscription box service – Marvel Collector Corps – featuring 100% exclusive collectibles, apparel and accessories from some of the biggest events in the Marvel movie and comic book universe. The debut box ships in April and will feature items from Marvel's Avengers: Age of Ultron, including an exclusive 6" Iron Man Hulkbuster Pop! vinyl collectible only available through Marvel Collector Corps. The box contents also include a T-shirt featuring one of four exclusive designs, an additional stylized vinyl collectible and two premium accessories. The box represents over $50 of value.

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Boxes will ship every two months and Marvel's Ant-Man will be featured in the June box.

Pacific Rim, Star Wars Black, Transformers, Avengers Age Of Ultron, The Walking Dead, DBZ at Big Bad Toy Store

Big Bad Toy Store

January 28, 2015 - (Sponsor Announcement) - Online retailer BigBadToyStore.com has several items of interest to collectors:

WINTER SALE!
Over 3500 products have had their prices reduced!
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/list.aspx?list=18003

HOT TOYS & SIDESHOW SALE!
100 Items have been discounted from 1/6 scale figures to premium format figures.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/list.aspx?list=17996

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PACIFIC RIM SERIES 06 JAEGER SET PLUS BABY OTACHI
This new set features a new Gypsy Danger figure and the fan requested Horizon Brave, a Mark-1 Chinese Jaeger and one of the first Jaegers ever constructed. This set is priced at $37.99 and you can also get them as singles priced at $19.99 each. The Baby Otachi is a 6" rubber figure that features a detailed umbilical cord and bendable tail. This item is priced at $11.99.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/list.aspx?list=18059

LEGO Scooby-Doo Sets in August 2015

LEGO Group Partners with Warner Bros. Consumer Products to Announce First-Ever LEGO Building Sets Inspired by Classic Animated Series Scooby-Doo

LONDON, Jan. 23, 2015 -- BRITISH TOY AND HOBBY ASSOCIATION TOY FAIR - The LEGO Group today announced its partnership with Warner Bros. Consumer Products to develop a collection of LEGO® building sets inspired by the timeless and beloved animated franchise, Scooby-Doo™. Five new building sets will bring the zaniness of classic characters including Shaggy, Scooby and the entire gang to life in LEGO form for the first time ever, and are scheduled to hit store shelves in August.

In another first, the Scooby Gang will be animated in LEGO form. In 2015, fans can look forward to a 22-minute LEGO special, featuring Scooby-Doo, and produced in partnership with Warner Bros. Animation. In addition, Warner Bros. Animation will also be producing made-for-video movie titles, which will be released by Warner Bros. Home Entertainment in the coming years.

Toy Pizza Episode 50: Kickstarter!

January 2015 - The Toy Pizza series on YouTube has a new episode online!

Episode 50 features their action figure Kickstarter project!

Episode 49 had a focus on action figures that need to be identified - check out the mystery toys and see if you can help them out.

3500 Item Winter Sale, DC Collectibles, Marvel Select, Minimates, POP! Age of Ultron, Judge Dredd, TFs at Big Bad Toy Store

Big Bad Toy Store

January 22, 2015 - (Sponsor Announcement) - Online retailer BigBadToyStore.com has several items of interest to collectors:

WINTER SALE!
Over 3500 products have had their prices reduced!
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/list.aspx?list=18003

HOT TOYS & SIDESHOW SALE!
Almost 100 Items from 1/6 scale figures to premium format figures are now available at less than MSRP.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/list.aspx?list=17996

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1:12 SCALE JUDGE DEATH ACTION FIGURE
This fully poseable, 6.6" tall figure with a new unique sculpted slender body has highly detailed mock leather outfit and a classic painted colorway paint job. This cool new figure is priced at $54.99 which is $5 off the MSRP.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=THR10131&mode=re...

TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES PVC MICHELANGELO STATUE

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