Marvel Now Minimates are Now at Toys "R" Us! Now With New Photos!
August 2013 - Reports are coming in that the 16th series of Marvel Minimates at Toys "R" Us has started to show up in stores! Featuring the latest costume designs from Marvel Now, this series includes Uncanny Avengers Captain America and Scarlet Witch, the Indestructible Hulk and the Invincible Iron Man, the Savage Wolverine with a vicious Reaper, and Phoenix Five Colossus and Emma Frost from Avengers Vs. X-Men. Look for them in Toys "R" Us stores now – and on http://toysrus.com soon – and check out our new shots of the full 2-inch mini-figure assortment below!
Hasbro Launches KRE-O Cityville® Invasion, Innovative Construction Line Featuring New Sonic Motion Technology
Kids will be Wowed by Zany New Characters, Movement and KRE-O CITYVILLE INVASION App from ZYNGA®
Pawtucket, R.I. – August 1, 2013 – Dr. Mayhem's henchmen are invading and it's up to builders nationwide to keep their city creations safe! Hasbro, Inc., in collaboration with Zynga®, expands its popular KRE-O construction line with the introduction of the KRE-O CITYVILLE® INVASION collection, brick-based sets which turn ordinary cityscapes into madcap environments where builders' imaginations can run as wild as Dr. Mayhem. In addition to mischievous new KREON figures including zombies, gorillas, and vampires, several of the KRE-O CITYVILLE INVASION sets include playful sounds and SONIC MOTION TECHNOLOGY, a unique new innovation to the construction category.
Hasbro and Ubisoft® Teaming up to Bring Iconic Gaming Brands to Consoles
PAWTUCKET, R.I. & PARIS -- August 7, 2013 -- Today, Hasbro, Inc. and Ubisoft announced that Ubisoft will develop and publish current and next-generation console games based on some of Hasbro's most popular gaming brands, including MONOPOLY, SCRABBLE (in the United States and Canada only), TRIVIAL PURSUIT, RISK, BATTLESHIP and CRANIUM.
"We look forward to collaborating with Ubisoft to offer consumers innovative new ways to experience their favorite gaming brands," said Mark Blecher, Hasbro Senior Vice President and General Manager, Digital Gaming and Corporate Development. "Ubisoft's leadership and expertise in the console gaming space will help support Hasbro's strategy of bringing consumers engaging play experiences with our brands across multiple platforms."
"Hasbro makes games that we all know and love, and we're thrilled to be able to work with them to create video game experiences based on some of their most popular brands," said Tony Key, senior vice president of sales and marketing at Ubisoft.
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August 8, 2013 - (Sponsor Announcement) - Online retailer BigBadToyStore.com has several items of interest to collectors:
C-001 SUPER FIRE CONVOY REISSUE
This set includes the entire fire truck version of Optimus Prime from Car Robots (Robots In Disguise). It may also come with a sword that was previously a TRU Japan exclusive; We have this reissue listed at $149.99.
PLAY IMAGINATIVE - IRON MAN 3 - 1/12 SCALE DIE-CAST
Choose from Iron Man Mark 42, War Machine, or Iron Patriot - each priced $104.99 to $109.99. These figures are roughly 6" tall and are about 70% die-cast metal!
CYBERTRON CON 2013 HENKEI JETFIRE, MP GRIMLOCK AND HENKEI JETFIRE EXCLUSIVES
August 8, 2013 - Each week, we post the toy (and child-related) recalls from the Consumer Product Safety Commission web site. They offer an email service to let you know about their recalls, but this week, they sent this out with other ways to keep up with the recall announcements:
When we first launched CPSC recall e-mails, many other electronic forms of communications didn't exist. Now that so many of you receive information in multiple ways, we want to make sure you know all the ways you can receive recall information from CPSC.
1. Twitter @OnSafety: We post nearly all recalls and all news releases on our Twitter feed. You'll also receive important safety messages, tips and other information. Url: https://twitter.com/onsafety
2. Flickr: Photos are a priority for us, as they help you identify if you own a recalled product. You can find the photos of many recalled products on our Flickr page. Url: http://www.flickr.com/photos/uscpsc
August 8, 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.
August 7th 2013: Portal fans and collectors alike are in for a fantastic treat today as we at Gaming Heads have just revealed a fantastic, new instalment in our popular line of Portal 2 Turret statues. Valve's Portal series has sold millions of copies worldwide to dedicated fans, and as fans of the series ourselves we're incredibly happy to be able to provide unique, high-end statues in unmatched quality.
The World's Most Beloved Little Blue Creatures Will Embark on a New Spooky Adventure this Fall...
CULVER CITY, Calif., Aug. 6, 2013 -- The beloved Smurfs are back for some Halloween fun in THE SMURFS: THE LEGEND OF SMURFY HOLLOW™, an all-new animated mini-movie from Sony Pictures Animation and Sony Pictures Home Entertainment makes its debut nationwide on DVD on September 10th. This 'Smurf-tacular' adventure features the original voice talent from THE SMURFS 2™, which grossed a smurftastic $80.3 million in theaters worldwide last week, including Alan Cumming (TV's "The Good Wife"), Fred Armisen (TV's "Saturday Night Live"), Anton Yelchin (TV's "Star Trek") as well as Hank Azaria as the voice of Gargamel (TV's "The Simpsons").
August 2013 - NECA has announced a new action figure of Freddy Krueger:
Just Announced: Nightmare on Elm St - 7" Classic Video Game Appearance Freddy Krueger!
Inspired by the Classic 1989 video game, Freddy is the companion piece to the Friday the 13th Classic Video Game Jason, one of the hottest SDCC Exclusives this Summer!
On Sale This Week: Lady Death and The Walking Dead!
August 2013 - This week, death comes to comic shops! But don't let that be a reason to avoid your local retailer - on the contrary! Make your way to the nearest comic-book-vending establishment (or specialty toy store) to check out the two new DST items hitting stores for New Toy Day! They're both pretty killer!
Walking Dead Pet Zombie B&W Vinyl Bust Bank
DST's popular line of The Walking Dead bust banks is adding another walker to its zombie horde! Based on one of Michonne's chained walkers, this zombie measure 8 inches tall atop the hit comic book's famous logo, and is crafted in durable vinyl with a slot in the back for your loose change. This new black-and-white edition captures the walker as he appears in the pages of The Walking Dead comic book with detailed sculpting by Eli Livingston. It's not just a cool bank, it's an amazing bust! (SRP: $22.99)