June 19th 2014: 'Lunging' Kratos
Greetings once more from Gaming Heads!
After the great reception of our awesome 1:1 scale bust of Kratos, we're looking to follow up with a piece just as incredible: Gaming Heads is proud to introduce our brand new 1/4 scale statue of Kratos.
Kratos will be the second piece in our God of War line, joining our 1:1 scale bust of Kratos that we unveiled earlier this year.
As can be seen in the photographs, Kratos can be seen charging head-on into battle. He wields the Blades of Chaos: His deadly pair of chained blades. Like many of our statues, there will be two versions of Kratos: A regular edition (1250 pieces worldwide) and an Exclusive Edition (500 pieces worldwide). The exclusive variant incorporates a light-up feature within the blades themselves, allowing them to slowly fade between red, orange and yellow.
The Amazing Spider-Man Marvel Select Figure Crawls Into Comic Shops!
June 2014 - After months of anticipation, the Marvel Select Amazing Spider-Man 2 action figure is finally creeping its way into your local comic shop! Standing 7 inches tall with 16 points of articulation, Spidey comes with an array of accessories, including interchangeable hands, weblines, web sprays and an exclusive fireman's helmet and hose nozzle! Check out the gallery of images above/below, and stop by your local comic shop (or visit your favorite online retailer) to pick up your own! Find your nearest comic shop at www.comicshoplocator.com!
LEGO Systems Blends Physical and Digital Play with New LEGO® FUSION
New Play Experience Moves Children Seamlessly Back and Forth Between Physical and Virtual LEGO® Worlds Via Hands-On Brick Building and App Gaming to Delight LEGO Builders and Casual Gamers Alike
NEW YORK, June 19, 2014 -- LEGO Systems, Inc., makers of the world's leading construction toys, today introduced LEGO® FUSION, a play experience that combines traditional LEGO brick play with familiar app-based game themes. LEGO FUSION leverages new technologies - and children's fascination with them - to create an entirely new way to engage in LEGO brick building and app game play for children ages 7 and up. Available later this summer, the LEGO FUSION collection will include four distinct titles: LEGO FUSION Town Master, LEGO FUSION Battle Towers, LEGO FUSION Create & Race and LEGO FUSION Resort Designer.
ROVIO AND HASBRO TEAM UP TO PRESENT TRANSFORMERS AND ANGRY BIRDS IN A BRAND NEW MASH-UP
Exciting mash-up of two beloved entertainment brands will connect with fans across generations and multiple platforms
Espoo, Finland, and Pawtucket R.I. -- June 16th 2014 -- Autobirds, assemble! Rovio Entertainment and Hasbro, Inc. are teaming up again to bring together two of the world's largest and most popular entertainment brands and their fans. ANGRY BIRDS TRANSFORMERS will come to life in multiple forms, including a mobile game, consumer licensed goods and a product line from Hasbro featuring the innovative TELEPODS platform.
"We're really excited to combine the iconic TRANSFORMERS universe with the quirky world of Angry Birds," said Blanca Juti, Chief Marketing Officer of Rovio. "This mash-up is going to appeal to both those who grew up with the brand in the 80's, as well as fans of the brand today. People are going to love it!"
Derby City Comic Con Returns to Louisville June 28th-29th
Louisville, KY (June 17, 2014) - A star studded line-up of comic royalty including New York Times bestselling author and writers Mark Waid (Daredevil, Hulk, Kingdom Come), Robert Venditti (Green Lantern, The Flash, Surrogates) and Tony Moore (co-creator of the Walking Dead) headline over 225 exhibitors and comic creators at Derby City Comic Con, Louisville's original comic con!
Returning to the Kentucky International Convention Center in downtown Louisville for its fourth year and first two-day convention on June 28th and 29th, the event just keeps growing, pushing its current 45,000 square foot event space to its max. Over 4300 comic book fans turned out for the third annual Derby City Comic Con last year, (which marked over 44% increase from 2012) and we're expecting an even larger crowd this year!
"If you think you know Derby City Comic Con, you haven't seen anything yet," says convention director and owner, Chuck Moore.
You Can't Be What You Can't See: Meet Entrepreneur Barbie®
June 18, 2014 -- With 150+ careers, Barbie® has always encouraged girls that if you can dream it, you can be it. With the launch of the Entrepreneur Barbie® doll, available now, she is blazing trails along with other female leaders who are proud to be the boss. This year alone, female entrepreneurs have graced the cover of TIME's Most Influential People issue and lead 1-in-5 start-ups. Alongside Barbie®, female entrepreneurs are changing the world, surpassing their goals and showing girls they can be both capable and captivating.
To celebrate her newest career, Barbie® has partnered with a diverse group of female entrepreneurs. These women include the founders of Girls Who Code, Rent the Runway, One Kings Lane, Plum Alley, Genuine Insights, Sugarfina and The TomKat Studio, who all have inspiring stories for girls today and are truly #unapologetic about living their dream.
Fangirls Assemble! Her Universe and Marvel Team Up to Launch the Ultimate Fangirl Fashion Apparel Line
New York, NY (June 19, 2014) - Her Universe™, the leader in female genre merchandise, announced today a breakthrough collaboration with Marvel Entertainment and Disney Consumer Products to create a fashionable collection of empowering Super Hero apparel for the ever-growing female fan base of Marvel comics, films and television series. The Marvel by Her Universe line of "geek couture" is premiering with an action-packed assortment of Captain America fashion items along with fan favorite Marvel characters on fashion tops, tanks, dresses, cardigans, hoodies, skirts, leggings and more that will inspire fangirls of all ages to channel their inner Super Hero.
June 20, 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.
June 2014 - Another week, another nifty batch of action figures and toys Kickstarter!
- Sculptor Rocco Tartamella has a campaign to produce a 7-inch action figure of the Archangel Michael. The figure will have a 20-inch wingspan. The stretch goal is a demon action figure for Michael to fight. This campaign closes on July 18th.
- Generation Grit is a series of action figures with inspirational stories for boys. Each 1/6th scale figure (10-5/8" tall, as each figure will be of a child) will come with a book about his adventures, as well as with an interesting variety of detailed accessories. The first figure will be Mac Mason. The Generation Grit campaign ends on July 3rd.
June 2014 - The Toy Pizza series on YouTube has a new episode up!
Click here to check it out! This episode features Super Mario toys from today and the past few decades.