It's a Monster Makeover Thanks to DC Comics General Mills and DC Comics partner on limited-edition Monsters Cereals
MINNEAPOLIS, Aug. 7, 2014 -- Monsters Cereals are arriving on store shelves now, and this year Count Chocula™, Franken Berry™ and Boo Berry™ have a brand new look - thanks to an exciting partnership with DC Entertainment, home to DC Comics.
For the first time ever, General Mills has partnered with four DC Comics artists to redesign this year's packaging for Monsters Cereals. DC Entertainment Co-Publisher Jim Lee redesigned Boo Berry, Dave Johnson gave Franken Berry a facelift, and Terry and Rachel Dodson restyled Count Chocula. The partnership stemmed from the DC Comics artists' love for Monsters Cereals and their enthusiasm for the opportunity to reinterpret the Monsters characters.
PNY Launches LEGO® USB Flash Drives in Partnership With the LEGO Group
PARSIPPANY, NJ -- (Aug 13, 2014) - PNY Technologies®, Inc. ("PNY") today announced a new brand licensing partnership with LEGO® Group to produce LEGO branded USB Flash Drives. This new line of USB Flash Drives will launch in multiple colors in both 8GB and 16GB options.
PNY's new branded LEGO USB Flash Drive was designed to appeal to LEGO toy enthusiasts of all ages. Designed in the shape of a traditional LEGO brick, this USB Flash Drive holds up to 16GB of data to easily store, share, and transport media and files. Available in red, blue, and yellow options, the LEGO USB has a capless, sliding design and an included key fob for easy attachment to any key chain. Each USB Flash Drive also comes with an additional LEGO brick in either blue or red for building fun. Both the LEGO USB and the additional LEGO brick are compatible with all LEGO brick elements/pieces, so users can combine and make their own creation.
Live Long and Prosper with the PREVIEWS Spock POP! Figure
(BALTIMORE, MD) - (August 7, 2014)- The universe is flipped upside down in the Mirror Mirror episode of Star Trek, featuring first officer Spock as a space pirate, now captured in time as a POP! Figure available in the August PREVIEWS catalog. Fans who remember Spock from the episode can pre-order the space pirate at their local comic book specialty shop. The figure is scheduled to release in September 2014.
In Mirror Mirror, the half human, half Vulcan Spock's transformation into a brutal space pirate changes not only his attitude but his appearance too. The Mirror Mirror Spock POP! Figure (Item Code: AUG142693, SRP: $11.99, Page 544) stands at 3 ¾" tall wearing a blue space pirate type outfit and has facial hair, showing the rugged side of Spock no one on the "real" Enterprise recognizes. This is a unique collectible for fans of the classic Star Trek series to acquire as it's one of the only times Spock wasn't portrayed as a completely emotionless officer.
You Can Never Have Too Much Godzilla
A variety of exclusive Godzilla Sofubi are featured in the August edition of PREVIEWS
(BALTIMORE, MD) - (August 12, 2014)- MEDICOM Toy Company re-introduces the King of the Monsters with three new Godzilla Sofubi figures offered to Western Collectors for the first time in the August edition of Diamond's PREVIEWS catalog. These one-of-a-kind figures are scheduled to release only in comic book specialty shops in late January 2015.
MEDICOM Toy's Godzilla Vinyl Wars (GVW) collection has expanded with these new figures, each a reproduction of a classic Sofubi with an updated color design and detailing. These updated figures are the "lost treasures" from companies like Marmit, Sofubi Life, and Marusan. The new Sofubi are each limited to 200 pieces, making it crucial for collectors to pre-order them from PREVIEWS before they are snatched up in January.
The Transformers Collectors' Club brings the Humans!
Fort Worth, TX - August 14th, 2014 - Fun Publications, Inc., licensee for Hasbro's official Transformers Collectors' Club, is excited to announce their first ever 3 ¾ inch human figure from the Transformers mythos... Marissa Faireborn!
Fans of the Transformers franchise will recognize Marissa as the Earth Defense?? Command (EDC) pilot from season 3 of the original Transformers cartoon. What G.I. Joe fans will recognize is the name, "Faireborn". As Season 3 of the Transformers series took place a couple decades AFTER G.I. Joe, this crossover character was in fact, as intended by Story Editor Flint Dille who worked on both Transformers and G.I Joe, the daughter of G.I. Joe members Flint and Lady Jaye!
Arkham Asylum Harley Quinn Featured as An August PREVIEWS Exclusive
(BALTIMORE, MD) - (August 14, 2014)- Cute and psychotic Harley Quinn will hold your spare change with the PREVIEWS Exclusive Arkham Asylum: Harley Quinn Bust Bank from Monogram. Based on the character's design from the Arkham Asylum video game, the Harley Quinn Bust Bank is available for pre-order from the August issue of PREVIEWS catalog and is scheduled to release in comic book specialty shops in late October 2014.
Based on the best-selling video game from Warner Bros Interactive comes the Arkham Asylum: Harley Quinn Bust Bank (Item Code: AUG142600, SRP: $19.99) perfect for fans to collect and securely store spare change in. The Harley Quinn Bank is a unique find for fans of the game as her design reflects the look that gamers will easily recognize and is great for non-gamers to add to their own Harley Quinn collection.
August 13, 2014 - (Sponsor Announcement) - Online retailer BigBadToyStore.com has several items of interest to collectors:
KIDS LOGIC MECHA NATIONS STARSCREAM
Kids Logic is continuing their line of 6" Transformers figures with Starscream. He has lighting effects, stands about 7" tall, comes with gun mode Megatron with light and sound, and is listed at $129.99, $10 off the MSRP.
"GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY" HOT TOYS 1/6 SCALE FIGURES
Preorders are up for Star-Lord ($234.99), Gamora ($199.99), Groot ($199.99), Rocket Raccoon ($159.99) and the Set of Groot & Rocket ($359.99). These figures from the hit movie are sure to be popular, so be sure to get your orders in.
"BACK TO THE FUTURE" 1/6 SCALE MOVIE MASTERPIECE MARTY MCFLY
August 2014 - The Toy Pizza series on YouTube has a new episode up!
Click here to check it out! This episode features Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles toys from the three films (1990, 2007, and 2014).
In Stores This Week from DST: Godzilla, Kill Bill, Pulp Fiction, Star Wars, Buddy Christ & Mooby!
August 2014 - It's another big week for Diamond Select Toys, as a big shipment is headed to your local comic shop for New Toy Day! But in this big shipment are a lot of small toys! In addition to new vinyl banks for Godzilla and Kevin Smith's Mooby the Golden Calf, there are also a ton of Minimates mini-figures, for Pulp Fiction, Kill Bill and the films of Kevin Smith! Plus, our newest Star Wars bottle opener!
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Godzilla Classic 1989 Vinyl Bust Bank
Toys "R" Us to Carry Exclusive Sin City Movie Action Figures
August 2014 - Sin City: A Dame to Kill For is headed to theaters, and the first assortment of Sin City Select action figures, based on the original 2005 feature film, is in stores now. Captured in the film's trademark black-and-white, main characters Marv, Hartigan and Nancy each feature multiple points of articulation, multiple accessories and a detailed diorama base. And now Diamond Select Toys is proud to announce a pair of exclusive figures only available at Toys "R" Us!