August 26, 2015 - We made several trips to McDonald's in July and August, and collected a few Batman and Monster High toys. Neither license interested the boy, and for our last trip, he decided that he would rather get a 20-piece Chicken McNuggets box than a Happy Meal. (He ate a few at the restaurant and brought the rest home for later - it ended up being about three meals in all.) I'm curious to see if this continues when there are toys he likes.
Let's see what's out there in restaurants this month! (More after the jump)
A quick check of the web sites for the more popular fast food restaurants reveals the following:
- McDonald's has a joint promotion of Monster High and Batman Unlimited toys in their Happy Meals. The next promotion shown is a joint promotion of Hello Kitty school supplies and Monster Jam trucks.
August 2015 - DC has a new contest, the DC Comics Back to School Giveaway. Enter by September 14th to win a neat mix of goodies.
The official rules for the contest describe the prize as:
- One (1) DC Comics Justice League Back Pack, ARV $12.99;
- One (1) DC Comics Superman Baseball cap, ARV $27.99;
- One (1) DC Comics Superman Soccer ball. ARV $24.99;
- One (1) DC Comics Justice League 11 piece stationary set, ARV $9.99;
- One (1) DC Comics Justice League notebook, ARV $3.95;
- One (1) DC Comics Batman 8 pack of markers, ARV $2.99;
- One (1) DC Comics Batman 32 valentines, ARV $3.99;
- One (1) DC Comics Batman 32 valentines with 35 fake tattoos, ARV $3.99;
- One (1) DC Comics Justice League pencil box/carrier, ARV $9.99;
- One (1) My First Book of Girl Power, ARV $9.99;
- One (1) My First Book of Super-Villains, ARV $9.99;
- One (1) DC Super Heroes Busy Bodies book, ARV $9.99.
August 26, 2015 - (Sponsor Announcement) - Online retailer BigBadToyStore.com has several items of interest to collectors:
DRAGON BALL Z FIGUARTS TRUNKS PREMIUM COLOR
In the Premium Color Edition, Trunks' coloring is applied with the ultimate care, bringing out details that could not be recreated before. Trunks comes with interchangeable hair parts for changing from normal to Super Saiyan, as well as interchangeable hands, interchangeable face parts, and swords. $45.99
POWER RANGERS LEGACY
August 2015 - The Toy Pizza series on YouTube has a new episode online!
Episode 80 is the last episode of Season 3, and the guys talk about upcoming changes for the podcast and also announce winners for two contests.
The Day Three galleries of customized action figures include:
August 21, 2015 - (Sponsor Announcement) - Online retailer BigBadToyStore.com has several items of interest to collectors:
1/6 SCALE JESSE PINKMAN
Jesse stands 12 inches tall and the fully articulated figure features tailored clothing including a leather jacket and hoodie, as well as a SWAT mask, Ruger LCR revolver, and stacks of blood money. This Jesse Pinkman figure has a realistic likeness to the character as portrayed in the hit TV series Breaking Bad. $134.99
NEW DIAMOND SELECT PREORDERS
Diamond Select has revealed a bunch of new items this week including a Catwoman Bust, Catwoman Femme Fatales statue and a Robin Bust Bank all from Batman: The Animated Series; an Alien Queen Bust Bank; a Deadpool Retro Figure Set; Jay & Silent Bob Bobble Heads; Femme Fatales Deanna Troi; and so much more.
August 21, 2015 - 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.
The Day Two galleries of customized action figures include:
The Day One galleries of customized action figures include:
August 17, 2015 - (Sponsor Announcement) - Online retailer BigBadToyStore.com has several items of interest to collectors:
HOT TOYS 1/6 BOBA FETT
The highly-accurate collectible figure is specially crafted based on the image of Boba Fett in Star Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi. It features finely sculpted Boba Fett helmet and armor, his signature jetpack, detailed weapons, accessories, and figure stand. The deluxe version of this figure will exclusively include an additional Sarlacc diorama figure base and two real-like jetpack thrust fire accessories. The regular version is priced at $234.99 and the deluxe is $259.99.
PULP FICTION TALKING FIGURES