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LittlePlasticMen Vol 1, No 2 Now Available

April 16, 2014 - The second issue of LittlePlasticMen is now avilable online!

www.littleplasticmen.com

This issue has a profile of Quantum Mechanix, an interview with Zica Toys, highlights from Toy Fair, a look back at Sectaurs, a talk with sculptor Peter Kelley, and more.

You can read it online or download the .pdf to read on a device when you are offline.

Acid Rain, LDD, Breaking Bad, Elder Scrolls, Game of Thrones, Transformers, MOTU, DC at Big Bad Toy Store

Big Bad Toy Store

April 16, 2014 - (Sponsor Announcement) - Online retailer BigBadToyStore.com has several items of interest to collectors:

Spring Cleaning Sale!
Part 1: Transforming, Star Wars & GI Joe Figures
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/list.aspx?list=15560

Part 2: Marvel and DC Figures
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/list.aspx?list=15574

Part 3: Movie, TV & video Games Figures
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/list.aspx?list=15581

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ACID RAIN AGURTS INFANTRY FIGURE
The new Agurts Infantry figure comes dressed for battle and includes a handgun, a submachine gun and a minigun/gatling gun. It is listed at $22.99.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=ORI10008&mode=re...

LIVING DEAD DOLLS SERIES 28 CASE, SINGLES

Outsmart Originals Blowout Clearance Sale

Outsmart Originals - Tees As Low As $6.00 During Our Blowout Clearance Sale!

April 2014 - L'amour Supreme, Kozik, Jon-Paul Kaiser, JC Rivera, or RSIN... when was the last time you could get something by them for $10.00 or even $6.00 a piece? Well now is your chance as Outsmart Originals holds its spring BLOWOUT CLEARANCE SALE where we have marked down apparel as low as 70%! That means you can pick up tees by your favorite designer toy artists for as low as $6.00 each! But supplies are limited, so be fast because once these are gone, that's it! Choose from those listed above or even amazing designs by Evoker, Sekure D, Carson Catlin, MCA and Zukie... all on sale - available in both mens and women's style tees!

Gear up for the convention season and show your support for your favorite artists and head over to our new webstore at www.outsmartoriginals.com and SAVE BIG!

Predator, Marvel, DC, Enterbay NBA, Transformers, Anime at Big Bad Toy Store

Big Bad Toy Store

April 11, 2014 - (Sponsor Announcement) - Online retailer BigBadToyStore.com has several items of interest to collectors:

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PREDATOR 7" DELUXE BAD BLOOD FIGURE
This figure comes from the Dark Horse comic series and includes trophy heads, a sword, a spear and more. We have this figure listed at $24.99.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=NEC12516&mode=re...

PREDATOR BLADE FIGHTER VEHICLE
This vehicle is based on a Kenner release from the early 1990's. It assembles to be over 2' long, and will fit most 6" - 8" action figures; it contains spring-loaded 19" front blades, wing guns that can be removed and used by figures and more. We have it priced at $99.99.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=NEC12515&mode=re...

MM-IV OLLIE AND MM-Y SONIC SET

April 2014 Fast Food Toys Round-up

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Tonka trucks & Care Bears at Wendy's

April 16, 2014 - The boy missed out on fast food entirely this past month, but he has caught on to the concept of eBay and has requested sets of several recent promotional toys.

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 toys from Skylanders Swap Force and My Little Pony: Rainbow Power in their Happy Meals. The next promotion shown is The Amazing Spider-Man 2, with toys for boys and jewelry/goodies for girls.

Their McPlay app now has free ebooks in it as well as a game. The ebooks are also available on their web site.

Printable Hasbro Coupons

April 7, 2014 - Hasbro has several new coupons to print from their HasbroRewards.com web site. There are 42 coupons in all, but the most notable coupon for action figure collectors are:

  • save $2 when you buy any one Playskool Heroes figure over $5.99
  • save $2 on any Star Wars 12-inch figure from Hasbro
  • save $2 on any (Marvel) Titan Hero Series figure from Hasbro

Also, go back and check your Sunday newspapers... the Smart Source coupon insert for the April 6th newspaper has several pages of other Hasbro coupons. The coupon inserts always vary by region, but I did see these in the Denver Post.

Save 10% on Toys at Target with Cartwheel

April 6, 2014 - Target's Cartwheel app has a new deal in their toys section: save 10% off toys!

Check out the details at this link - you can use the deal on up to four items and some exclusions apply. The deal expires April 12th.

If you don't have a smartphone to use the Cartwheel app, you can log in via Facebook or with your email address and print out a code to hand to the cashier and still get the same deals.

Upper Deck -- The Crow's 20th Anniversary

Upper Deck Celebrates 20th Anniversary of "The Crow" with New License Agreement and Line of Products

Upper Deck to release Trading Cards, Trading Card Games, Limited Edition Posters and more around The Crow Films, Comic Books and TV Series!

CARLSBAD, Calif., April 2, 2014 -- Upper Deck and Pressman Film, led by veteran producer Edward R. Pressman, are joining forces to bring the popular franchise The Crow to fans via trading cards, board games, limited edition posters, miniature figurines, collectible art and more.

The first product that Upper Deck is working on under the new multi-year agreement is a brand new game experience based on the new franchise release in March 2015. The company is planning to offer a full portfolio of products based not only on the original film, but from the movie sequels, TV series and comic books as well.

"We're thrilled to be working with Upper Deck on the new line of products surrounding The Crow franchise and engaging our fans in a way they haven't experienced before," said Pressman.

Guardians of the Galaxy, Bandai Japan, Star Wars, Zelda, Batman, The Walking Dead at Big Bad Toy Store

Big Bad Toy Store

April 3, 2014 - (Sponsor Announcement) - Online retailer BigBadToyStore.com has several items of interest to collectors:

Spring Cleaning Sale!
Part 1: Transforming, Star Wars & GI Joe Figures

http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/list.aspx?list=15560

Part 2: Marvel and DC Figures
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/list.aspx?list=15574

Part 3: Movie, TV & video Games Figures
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/list.aspx?list=15581

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GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY MARVEL PLATINUM LEGENDS SERIES 01 - CASE, SET, SINGLES
This wave of Marvel Legends figures includes Star Lord, Gamora, Rocket (Raccoon), Drax, Nova and Iron Man, as well as the part for the Build-A-Figure, Groot. They are available as a Set of 6 for $134.99; the Case Assortment adds an additions Iron Man and Star Lord and is priced at $159.99. Iron Man and Star Lord are also available individually at $21.99 each.

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