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50th Anniversary Hess Toy Truck, Book and Poster

50th Anniversary Hess Toy Truck, Book and Poster on Sale Starting Today

NEW YORK, Nov. 14, 2014 -- The 2014 Hess Toy Truck and Space Cruiser with Scout, the official 50th anniversary truck, is available starting today at participating Hess stations and at www.hesstoytruck.com for $29.99 with 6 Energizer® batteries and free standard shipping included with online orders.

A 50th anniversary commemorative hardcover book for $24.99 and a commemorative poster for $14.99 also are available for purchase starting today. Both feature all 50 years of the holiday trucks and can be purchased exclusively at www.hesstoytruck.com with free standard shipping.

In addition, the newest free mobile app game from Hess, featuring the 2014 Hess Toy Truck and Space Cruiser with Scout, is available starting today at both iTunes and Google Play. Kids of all ages can pilot the virtual spacecraft through asteroid fields in a variety of universes, including in their own living rooms, using augmented reality.

Coupon: 15% Off at Toys'R'Us

November 13, 2014 - Toys'R'Us has sent out an email with a link to an in-store coupon you can print to get 15% off your regular-priced purchase. The coupon is valid November 14 - 16.

Print the coupon to use in-store (the link goes to a .pdf file).

Toy Recalls for Week of November 10, 2014

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November 13, 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.

- McDonald's Recalls Hello Kitty Themed Whistles Due to Choking and Aspiration Hazards

Super Mario, Acid Rain, DC, Hot Toys, Transformers, GI Joe 50th, Star Wars at Big Bad Toy Store

Big Bad Toy Store

November 12, 2014 - (Sponsor Announcement) - Online retailer BigBadToyStore.com has several items of interest to collectors:

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SUPER MARIO NENDOROID FIGURE - MARIO
The new Nendoroid version of Mario comes with a wide variety of parts including expressions, a Buzzy Beetle, a Boo, a Super Mushroom and much more. This figure is listed at $49.99.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=GSC10594&mode=re...

ACID RAIN BUCKS TEAM MEMBERS
Bob and Steel have joined the Acid Rain team. Each of these 1:18 scale figures is listed at $27.99 and comes with a variety of weapons and other equipment.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/menu.aspx?menu=3318&category=9966

1/6 SCALE SHI FIGURE

DC's Batman Holiday Sweepstakes

November 2014 - DC has a new contest, The Batman Holiday Sweepstakes. Enter by December 10th to win a big batch of merchandise based on Batman.

The official rules for the contest describe the prize as:

Pacific Rim, Predator, Transformers, Halo, Batman, Kotobukiya, Funko at Big Bad Toy Store

Big Bad Toy Store

November 6, 2014 - (Sponsor Announcement) - Online retailer BigBadToyStore.com has several items of interest to collectors:

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MASTERMIND CREATIONS EUPATORIUM AND SALVIA
Check out these cool new fembots from the Mastermind Creations line. Both figures stand 5.50" in robot mode and come with an array of cool weapons. Each of these items also include a new comic story. These items are each priced at $59.99.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/list.aspx?list=17373

PACIFIC RIM SERIES 05 JAEGER SET AND SINGLES
This set features Anchorage Attack Gypsy Danger, Which comes with an interchangeable right forearm, and the highly requested Romeo Blue, which is a Mark-1 American Jaeger. We have them listed as a set at $35.99 and as singles at $18.99 each.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/list.aspx?list=17380

PREDATORS 7" FIGURE SERIES 13 - CASE, SET, SINGLES

Three Frozen Characters at Build-A-Bear

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Build-A-Bear Workshop Creates Warm Hugs And Magical Memories For The Holiday Season With New Disney Frozen Collection

ST. LOUIS, Nov. 3, 2014 -- Build-A-Bear Workshop, Inc. announced today the addition of a Disney Frozen collection to its holiday season lineup. Build-A-Bear Workshop® is offering an exclusive plush collection featuring three of the film's leading characters: Olaf, Elsa and Anna.

These cool new characters have arrived in-store and online at www.buildabear.com. Disney's Frozen celebrates the sisterly bond between Anna and Elsa, and how the power of true love can thaw a frozen heart. Build-A-Bear Workshop also allows children to warm the hearts of their favorite characters during the traditional heart ceremony. As they make their new plush friends, Guests can add a pre-recorded sound that features one of three songs made popular by the film or add their own personal message on a Build-A-Sound® recordable chip.

Toy Pizza Episode 40: Controversial Toys

November 2014 - The Toy Pizza series on YouTube has a new episode online!

Episode 40 features controversial toys such as the action figures based on Breaking Bad.

Toy Recalls for Week of October 27, 2014

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October 30, 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.

- Meijer Recalls Halloween Projector Flashlight Due to Burn Hazard

The LEGO Experience at Sea

MSC Cruises And The LEGO Group Partner To Create Ultimate LEGO Experience At Sea

New, Unique Shipboard LEGO® Playrooms and LEGO® Competitions and Games Available for Free to MSC Cruises' Guests

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Oct. 30, 2014 -- MSC Cruises and the LEGO Group have joined forces to bring children and families the ultimate LEGO Experience at sea, including LEGO® designed playrooms and entertainment options.

As part of the partnership, MSC Cruises is implementing a special program across its fleet in which children, as well as adults, will have the chance to compete in LEGO® themed competitions and games on a designated day during a sailing. Children who participate in the LEGO® Experience Day will receive an official LEGO® Junior Master Builder diploma. In addition, all guests will have the chance to meet and greet Sailor Walkabout – the LEGO Sailor Mascot – who will be available during cruises for photos and entertainment.

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