October 13, 2013 - (Sponsor Announcement) - Online retailer BigBadToyStore.com has several items of interest to collectors:
MP-08 MASTERPIECE GRIMLOCK REISSUE WITH CROWN COIN AND FLAME SWORD
This Takara reissue will include two bonus items - a coin that converts into a crown for Grimlock, and a flame sheath to enhance his sword. He is priced at $199.99.
REFORMATTED - FERAL REX R-05 FORTIS
Fortis the Rhino is the next Feral Rex figure in line. He stands 7.5" tall in robot mode and is priced at $89.99 currently, due to an Early Bird Discount! After 11-1-13, he will go up to $104.99, so be sure to get your pre-orders in soon.
MASTER MINI SERIES MM-1 KRANK, MM-II STAX, SET
October 13, 2013 - Time to again check Target's printable coupons and Cartwheel app for new deals!
The printable coupons offer 23 coupon in the toys category, including these that have been added since last time:
Their Cartwheel has 31 toy deals available, including these two new deals:
The Cartwheel is also offering 40% off the Magic Jinn Guessing Game toy, which sounds like they would very much like you to buy one soon.
If you don't have a smartphone to use the Cartwheel app, you can log in via Facebook and print out a code to hand to the cashier and still get the same deals.
October 2013 - LEGO has announced a new set in their LEGO Modular Buildings Collection:
10243 Parisian Restaurant
Ages 16+. 2,469 pieces.
Have an unforgettable evening at the amazing Parisian Restaurant!
US $159.99 - CA $189.99 - DE 149.99 € - UK 132.99 £ - DK 1299.00 DKK
MEGA Brands and Activision Announce New Premium Call Of Duty® Line Of Collector Construction Sets
Be one of the first to experience the new Call of Duty Construction Sets at New York Comic Con
MONTREAL AND NEW YORK, Oct. 8, 2013 - MEGA Brands Inc. and Activision Publishing, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Activision Blizzard, today announced a new premium line of Mega Bloks Collector Construction Sets based on the Call of Duty® franchise. The brand new line will be celebrated with an exclusive launch event at this week's Comic Con in New York, one of pop culture's biggest conventions from October 10th to the 13th.
The Call of Duty Collector Construction Sets bring a new level of sophistication and detail never before seen in the highly collectible construction category.
Call of Duty Collector Construction Sets are part of a multi-year, global license with Activision that expands upon the two companies' remarkable success in developing innovative, creative and entertaining construction collectibles.
Frank Kozik x outsmart originals NYCC Exclusives
October 2013 - ...and now for something completely different...
Expect the unexpected at NYCC this week, like these two new KOZIK limited edition exclusive t-shirts... that's right, original designs by the one and only Frank Kozik.
Outsmart Originals is grabbing on to this opportunity to release some unique and different designs by the Smorkin' Artist that are a must for Kozik collectors. From the Dead Cosmonaut (who will be joined by fellow explorers in the future) to the Day of the Dead Animal series starting with Los Gatos. Each shirt is screen printed on ultra cotton tees for both men and women and includes a sleeve screen as well - two great October themes from one great artist - these limited t-shirts are now available now and can be ordered online or picked up at the outsmart originals Booth #208 during NYCC.
Name That Band: PLAYMOBIL® Launches PopStars! Contest
"Battle of the PLAYMOBIL PopStars!" Gives Fans a Chance to Win Great Prizes
CRANBURY, N.J., Oct. 9, 2013 -- PLAYMOBIL®, a leading toy manufacturer of classic children's playsets and figures for more than 35 years, has launched a new "Battle of the PLAYMOBIL PopStars!" contest to introduce fans to the latest PLAYMOBIL theme and give them a chance to win PLAYMOBIL prizes. The contest, running on Facebook now through November 15, will ask fans to vote for their favorite PopStars! band, give the band a rockin' name and have a chance to win prizes including PLAYMOBIL PopStars! product and PLAYMOBIL shopping sprees.
"Our PopStars! playsets let fans take open-ended imaginative play to the next level with the combination of traditional play, tech and a rock 'n roll theme," said John Skrajewski, Vice President, Sales and Marketing. "With our new contest, fans can engage with PLAYMOBIL on another platform and even name the PopStars! bands."
Upper Deck And Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products Partner To Launch ALIEN, PREDATOR And FIREFLY Trading Cards
Upper Deck to Release Trading Cards, Games and Stickers Inspired by Popular Twentieth Century Fox Franchises
CARLSBAD, Calif., Oct. 8, 2013 -- Upper Deck and Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products announced today that fans of ALIEN, PREDATOR and FIREFLY will soon be able to purchase trading cards, trading card games, stickers and sticker books inspired by the popular franchises. Upper Deck and Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products continue to grow an already existing partnership offering film and television fans, collectors and gamers a merchandise collection true to the titles they love.
The first product to be released under the new agreement will be Legendary™ Encounters: An ALIEN Deck Building Game. While the game can be played on its own, Upper Deck is working to incorporate certain elements from the Marvel Legendary Deck Building Game to be compatible with the new ALIEN game.
outsmart originals - NYCC Exclusive Releases
October 2013 - OUTSMART ORIGINALS goes all in with six more NYCC Exclusives from big names from across the globe. Each and every tee is strictly limited and screen printed on ultra cotton tees for a classic fit and available for both men and women.
Starting with a new release from JC Rivera based on his original 4" resin creation - here is what BearChamp would look like as a real bear.
Next up is our first release from SEKURE D - a whimsical design created as a monotone release, a slight departure from the colorful world of SEKURE D, this is a must for any collector.
RSIN NYCC Exclusive Collection from outsmart originals
October 2013 - We're back again with another fantastic RSIN design, the Star Whisper and for NYCC we've decided to go all out and offer more than just a t-shirt. Introducing the latest RSIN Collection featuring a new FLEX FIT 3D Embroidered Skull Logo Cap, Star Whisper T-Shirt, Pull-Over Hoodie and Dickies 1574 Workshirt. Each of these releases are extremely limited and will debut during NYCC in the outsmart originals booth, #208.
All items are also available for order at http://outsmartoriginals.storenvy.com/
See you at the show!
Marvel Minimates Villain Zombies Coming Your Way for Halloween Comicfest!
October 2013 - Fans of Minimates, zombies and scary Marvel comics alike celebrated when Diamond Select Toys announced that they would be bringing zombies back to the Marvel Minimates line. Well, we've got even more good news! Not only do we have pics of the new, horrific packaging for the Villain Zombies Box Set, we're also happy to say that it is on the way to U.S. shores!