Hess Corporation Launches Free "Hess Tractor Trek" App
Bonus Features Activate Through the 2013 Hess Toy Truck Horn
NEW YORK, Nov. 4, 2013 -- Hess Corporation is introducing a new free gaming app for iOS, Android and Kindle Fire. The Hess Tractor Trek celebrates the 2013 Hess Toy Truck and Tractor, giving fans a new way to experience the magic of this year's collectible. Icy mountain roads, treacherous desert terrain and volcanic island trails are all in a day's work for the Hess Tractor. Players take control of the vehicle and plow their way through the different terrains, clearing the roads for future travelers and fueling up at Hess Express stations along the way.
Throughout the game, players will attempt to cover distances while pulling off stunts to earn valuable in-game Hess Cash, which can be used to upgrade their vehicle, purchase new tractor bodies and earn short-term perks that will improve performance and earning potential. The 2.5-dimension side-scrolling game design challenges players' reflexes and minds as they race over bumpy terrain, jump and flip over while ensuring their tractor lands safely back on the ground.
November 5, 2013 - (Sponsor Announcement) - Online retailer BigBadToyStore.com has several items of interest to collectors:
1:15 KARR WITH LIGHTS AND SOUNDS
Diamond Select's new version of KITT's nemesis measures 14" long with lights and sounds, including dialogue. It is listed at $49.99, $10 off the MSRP.
PSYLOCKE 12" STATUE - X-FORCE VERSION
This X-Men telepath is shown here in her black X-Force costume, with a sword in her left hand and her psychic knife extending from her right. She is listed at $229.99.
DRAGON BALL Z SON GOKU 1/4 SCALE FIGURE
This vinyl figure of Son Goku in Super Saiyan form stands over 18" tall, and is listed at $124.99.
November 2013 - Funko has announced eight new POP! Movies vinyl figures based on some of your favorite horror movies:
- Ghostface from Scream
- Ash from Army of Darkness
- Deadite from Army of Darkness
- Pennywise from IT
- Chucky from Child's Play 2
- Sam from Trick or Treat
- Captain Spaulding
- Billy from Saw (not pictured)
Expect to see these new POPs in stores around November 12th.
Chucky Box Deluxe Plush
November 2013 - New York - Bad things come in sealed packages.
Mezco's latest addition to the world of must-have Chucky collectibles is this 19 inch tall Chucky Box Plush.
One of the most iconic product packages in modern cinematic horror history has been recreated. It portrays, forever frozen in time, the moment before Chucky strikes. With his blade raised midair, and his evil sneer, this is Chucky at his most terrifying.
Using cutting-edge dye-sublimation technology, Mezco has captured everyone's favorite killer doll in his most iconic pose, in his trademark yellow box and turned it all into soft plush. The ideal collectible for any Chucky fan!
For more info on Mezco's Chucky line visit: http://www.mezcotoyz.com/brands/chucky/
November 1, 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 1, 2013 - (Sponsor Announcement) - Online retailer BigBadToyStore.com has several items of interest to collectors:
HELLBOY PREMIUM FORMAT FIGURE
This new Hellboy statue stands 23" tall atop a tombstone base, decked out in hand-tailored fabric black shorts, removable trenchcoat, and belt with a few of his token mementos. He is listed at $399.99.
1/4 SCALE APOCALYPSE PREMIUM FORMAT FIGURE
One of the first mutants and longtime adversary of the X-Men, Apocalypse is presented in his ghastly blue and grey color combination and prominent 'A' belt. He is listed at $599.99.
TRANSFORMERS PRIME BEAST HUNTERS VOYAGER 2014 SERIES 01 - SET, SINGLES
America's Parent & Kid Toy-Testers Have Spoken: Top Playthings Announced in FamilyFun Magazine's 22nd Annual Toy of the Year Awards
Toys in motion, creative play sets and furry friends come to life in this year's top picks
NEW YORK, Oct. 17, 2013 -- After rigorous review by families from across the country, this year's top 30 toys have been selected. FamilyFun magazine, part of Meredith Corporation's Parents Network, has announced its 22nd annual Toy of the Year (T.O.Y.) Award winners, which will be featured in the magazine's November issue. The 30 winning toys have demonstrated outstanding play value and fun factor – along with innovation, durability, and safety – after being selected from more than 300 contenders.
"Our awards stand out because real families put some of the most unique products to the test in an actual home environment, so you can be sure the toys meet the high standards of fellow parents-and their kids," said Ann Hallock, Editor-in-chief, FamilyFun. "This year's winners include the very best of what's new in children's play across art, tech, learning, pretend play, crafts, games, and more."
Iconic Ecto-1 Among Cars, Specialty Items Up For Bid Nov. 1-7
CHICAGO, Oct. 30, 2013 -- VOLO - Have a hankering to own the Ghostbusters Ecto-1? How about a 1982 Pontiac Trans Am KITT exhibition car? Or maybe a one-of-a-kind, screen-used, documented space rover from the 1979 cult classic "Alien?"
Christmas is right around the corner, after all. And anyone looking for that perfect gift for the guy or gal who has everything need look no further than the upcoming Volo Auto Museum eBay auction.
The auction will be Nov. 1-7 and can easily be accessed through a link at www.volocars.com. Participants must have an eBay account.
"When we were putting together our Cars in Wonderland exhibit, we bought a lot of items and there were many things that we took off of display," said Brian Grams, director of the museum at 27582 Volo Village Road, Volo. "We are liquidating multiple items - everything from a 4-foot-tall fiberglass "Aladdin" genie to a gas-powered "Herbie" go-cart - to make way for new exhibits."
Highest bidders will claim most items regardless of price, though a low reserve is placed on the "Alien" rover.
New Preschool Animated Series Space Racers Will Premiere in Spring 2014
Maryland Public Television Serves as National Presenting Station for American Public Television-Distributed Production
Series Features Segments Produced in Collaboration with NASA Experts
OWINGS MILLS, Md., Oct. 24, 2013 -- Maryland Public Television (MPT) will be the presenting station for the new, original half-hour preschool series Space Racers. The 26-episode animated program focuses on science and technology components as part of an early childhood STEM curriculum, with input from NASA experts on science and space technology within the series. Produced by Space Race, LLC, Space Racers is scheduled to premiere on public television stations in spring 2014 and is distributed through American Public Television.
NECA Introduces Scalers, New Line of Figural Character Cord Clips
Over 50 Licenses to be Included
Hillside, NJ - October 29, 2013 - National Entertainment Collectibles Association (NECA) today announced SCALERS, a new line of licensed electronics accessories that builds on its established relationships with some of the hottest intellectual properties to bring a brand new concept to the marketplace. SCALERS are decorative cord accessories in the shape of miniature character figures, with a patented mechanism that fastens to headphone cords, device cables and more.
More than 50 licenses will be incorporated into the SCALERS product line, including Pacific Rim, Aliens, Predator, Godzilla, Portal, Friday the 13th and Nightmare on Elm Street.
Each SCALER is a sculpted, hand-painted miniature figure from some of the most widely recognized properties in the world. With SCALERS, consumers can express their own personality while decorating or identifying electronics cords.
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