On Sale This Week: Thor, Silver Surfer, Invincible, Zombies, Universal Monsters and More!
November 2013 - The holiday season is growing ever closer, and Diamond Select Toys just made shopping for presents a whole lot easier. Eight new products hit comic shops and specialty stores this week, and each item would make any fanboy or girl on your list scream with joy! Whether they love classic Marvel Comics, modern Image Comics, iconic movie monsters or horrific zombie villains, there's something here for everyone! Including you!
Invincible Minimates Series 1 Box Set
Invincible and Thief of Thieves Minimates Get Packaged!
November 2013 - They're almost here! The first-ever Minimates based on the comics Invincible and Thief of Thieves will be in stores next week, and we've got packaged shots of both sets! Both comic titles were created by The Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman for his Skybound Entertainment imprint at Image Comics, and neither one has received poseable action figures before now!
The superhero epic Invincible will receive figures of Invincible, Atom Eve, Omni-Man and Allen the Alien, while crime saga Thief of Thieves will get figures of Redmond, Celia, Augustus and Agent Cohen. Both sets will only be available at comic shops and specialty stores, starting this Wednesday, so reserve your set at your local comic shop or your favorite online retailer!
Find your nearest comic shop at http://www.comicshoplocator.com!
STAR WARS BLACK FRIDAY!
DARK HORSE STRIKES BACK!
For 72 hours, Dark Horse Digital will offer 150 single-issue Star Wars comics for $100! A savings of over $300!
November 22, 2013 - MILWAUKIE, OR - Dark Horse Comics is rocking Black Friday madness with a very exclusive limited offer for its digital-comics readers...
Feast your optic sensors on this year's Black Friday MegaBundle. For one weekend only, you can get over 150 digital Star Wars comics for the crazy-low price of only $100.
Get classics like The Clone Wars, The Old Republic, and all three arcs of Crimson Empire. Get a taste of Brian Wood's critically acclaimed Star Wars series. Your favorite Sith friends are here too, with Darth Maul and Darth Vader series, plus the latest series, Lost Tribe of the Sith. Your favorite bounty hunter, Boba Fett, is here, plus the Imperial spy comic Agent of the Empire. Go back in time to the origins of the Jedi in Dawn of the Jedi, travel to hundreds of years after the films end with Legacy, and more!
Mega Bloks loves Montreal!
Mega Bloks heads into its local community to kick off the holiday season
MONTREAL, Nov. 22, 2013 - MEGA Brands, the Montreal-based maker of the world-renowned Mega Bloks, will be celebrating the start of the holiday season with its friends around the city, starting this weekend with several events leading up to the New Year!
Montreal's "Destination centre-ville" Santa Claus Parade
MEGA kicks off the season on Saturday, November 23rd at this year's "Destination centre-ville" Santa Claus Parade with a must-see giant 48-foot float complete with a full Winter Wonderland theme! The Mega Bloks team will be greeting spectators and handing out thousands of free gifts to kids throughout the entire event, featuring popular buildable micro-action figures including Mega Bloks Halo, Mega Bloks Hot Wheels and Mega Bloks Barbie. Also, making his first appearance, lookout for Mega Bloks' all-new friendly mascot, MEGA Man!
Ludovica Miniland: world's most spectacular miniature Mega Bloks city!
November 22, 2013 - 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.
November 20, 2013 - Toys'R'Us has sent out an email with a link to an in-store coupon you can print to get 15% off your entire regular-priced purchase. The coupon is good through November 21.
Print the coupon to use in-store. The coupon is also good at Babies'R'Us stores. If you prefer to shop online, use code SAVE15 for the 15% off.
One-third of Toy Purchasers Spending Less on Toys Compared to Last Year
NEW YORK, Nov. 18, 2013 -- It's that time of year - kids are thinking of their lists and parents are dreading the toy commercials on TV and the catalogs coming into the house. But, for kids, it's that wonderful time of the year and half of Americans (50%) say they will be purchasing toys as gifts this holiday season, likely making kids very happy. This is slightly down from the 52% of U.S. adults who said they were purchasing toys last year. Not surprisingly, being a parent to someone under 18 impacts purchase intent considerably - four in five of these parents (81%) say they plan to purchase toys, compared to 41% of those who are not parents of a child under 18.
These are some of the results of The Harris Poll® of 2,368 adults surveyed online between October 16 and 21, 2013 by Harris Interactive®. (Full results, with data tables, available here)
Spending on toys compared to last year
K'NEX® Brands And Respawn Entertainment Announce New Licensing Relationship
Officially Licensed Building Toys by K'NEX Allows Kids to Build & Play in the Titanfall™ World
Hatfield, PA, November 2013 – One of the most highly anticipated video games of 2014, Titanfall™, will soon be transformed from onscreen play to building sets with new licensed building toys by K'NEX®. Respawn Entertainment, creator of the game which is set to release on March 11, 2014, and K'NEX, the only U.S. construction toy company focused on Building Worlds Kids Love®, are pleased to announce their new agreement to create a line of building toys based on the Titanfall video game.
The relationship combines the award-winning K'NEX building system with the Titanfall World, bringing it from the digital screen to the construction aisle for the first time. With over 80 prestigious gaming awards earned before the game's launch, Titanfall is full of exciting, explosive and thrilling action, and appeals to gamers of all ages. Titanfall will be available on Xbox 360®, Xbox One®, and PC.
November 19, 2013 - (Sponsor Announcement) - Online retailer BigBadToyStore.com has several items of interest to collectors:
BATMAN UNLIMITED 2013 SERIES 04 - CASE, SINGLES
The new Case of Batman Unlimited figures includes two each of Batman and Deathstroke (each from Arkham Origins) and one each of "Beware the Batman" Batman and Vampire Batman. This case is listed at $99.99, with singles of Arkham Origins Batman and Deathstroke at $23.99 each.
BIOSHOCK INFINITE SKYHOOK PROP REPLICA
This life-size replica from the popular video game measures over 22" long and has motorized action that spins the gears and hooks when the trigger is squeezed. We have this collectible listed at $69.99.
Salt Lake Comic Con Is Baaack! With Great Success Comes Great Responsibility
SALT LAKE CITY, Nov. 14, 2013 -- Dan Farr Productions DBA, Salt Lake Comic Con (SLCC) (http://saltlakecomiccon.com/) announced today it will hold two Comic Con events in 2014, including a 2014 Salt Lake Comic Con FanXperience (FanX) on April 17-19, 2014 and the Second Annual Salt Lake Comic Con 2014 on September 4-6, 2014.
The decision to produce two events in 2014 was based on overwhelming fan response to the SOLD OUT September 2013 inaugural event.
Norman Reedus, star of the hit series The Walking Dead™, will headline the initial celebrity guest list at April's 2014 FanX. Reedus will be joined at FanX by Walking Dead co-star Chandler Riggs, Brent Spiner and Marina Sirtis from Star Trek: The Next Generation™, Kelly Hu from X2:X-Men United™ and Adam Baldwin of Firefly. Over 100 additional celebrities and guests will be announced between now and the April event.