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Toy Recalls for Week of June 9, 2014

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June 13, 2014 - 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.

- SCOTT Recalls Speedster Bicycles Due to Fall Hazard

- Lea Industries Recalls Bunk Beds with Bookcases Due to Risk of Entrapment

Final Voting for Transformers Hall of Fame Fans' Choice

June 2014 - Hasbro has sent word of the next round of Fans' Choice voting for the Transformers Hall of Fame:

Hello, TRANSFORMERS fans!

The time has come for the public at large to select two Fans' Choice robot inductees to make up the class of 2014 for the TRANSFORMERS Hall of Fame! Drawn from an open nomination process as voted upon by the readers of TRANSFORMERS fan sites, the five beloved TRANSFORMERS characters who garnered the most votes are now online at http://on.fb.me/1hR80zo for an open vote. The two characters who receive the most votes by 12:00 pm on June 18th will become the 2014 class for the TRANSFORMERS Hall of Fame!

The five nominees, in alphabetical order, are:

  • Arcee
  • Blackarachnia
  • Devastator
  • Optimus Primal
  • Rodimus

June 2014: Toys on Kickstarter

June 2014 - Get your wallets out again, there are more action figures and toys on Kickstarter!

- Warpo is raising funds to produce a retro 3.75-inch action figure series based on Legends of Cthulhu. This campaign closes on July 9th. Head over to the project page for more details.

- If you prefer something on the cuter side, JUMBiES has a campaign to produce plush toys which combine two animals into one. The JUMBiES campaign closes on June 27th.

- Mindzai has a campaign to produce an 8-inch vinyl figure called Lethal Taco in several colorways. The Lethal Taco campaign closes on July 18th.

Toy Pizza: Episode 19

June 2014 - The Toy Pizza series on YouTube has a new episode up!

Click here to check it out! This episode features toys from the movie Frozen as well as the IamElemental Kickstarter project.

July 13: Quad Cities Planet Comic & Arts Convention

June 2014 - The 5th Annual Quad Cities Planet Comic & Arts Convention is only one month away! Sunday July 13th, 2014 at the Holiday Inn in The District of Rock Island, IL is the new venue for this years premiere Comic Convention!

This is going to be our biggest and best event yet! Artists, Writers, and Vendors will be displaying their creations and merchandise for attendees, fans, collectors, and hobbyists to peruse, browse, acquire, and mingle with fellow enthusiasts. There are 20 guest Creators scheduled for this years Convention. Phil Hester, Jenny Frison, John Bivens are just to name a few. There will be over 40 tables of Dealers and Vendors presenting New & Old Comics, Original Art, Action Figures, Posters, and so much more!

New to the Convention this year will be 3 presentations offered for interested participants.

Clearance Sale! Transformers, DC, Pacific Rim, Marvel, Star Wars, Disney at Big Bad Toy Store

Big Bad Toy Store

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

Clearance Sale - Prices Just Reduced on 5000+ Items
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/list.aspx?list=16064

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TAKARA TRANSFORMERS LEGENDS - NEW LINE
The new Transformers Legends line starts out with a Takara redeco of the Generations Rattrap figure at $29.99, and a reissue (with possible upgrades) of the Beast Wars Reborn Ultra Optimus Primal at $64.99.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/menu.aspx?menu=3501&category=10132

MAKETOYS UTOPIA - THREE-MODE THEOPHANY INTERSPACE COLONIZATION SHIP
Utopia is a large-scale three-mode transforming toy that stands about 18.8" tall in robot mode, and is armed with two huge red laser guns and more. He can also change into a space ship mode and a city mode for the benefit of his passengers, and he is priced at $399.99.

Uglydoll & Star Trek Collaboration

UGLYDOLL™ Teams with STAR TREK™ to Boldly Go Where No One Has Gone Before

Green Brook, NJ - June 11, 2014 - Pretty Ugly, LLC™ has teamed with CBS Consumer Products for its newest collaboration with the iconic STAR TREK characters, set to launch in 2015.

Products will include Wage™ as Captain James T. Kirk, Ox™ as first officer Spock™, Ice-Bat™ as chief engineer Scotty, Babo™ as Doctor McCoy and Tray™ as communications officer Uhura.

"We are honored to explore the Final Frontier with STAR TREK. This renowned series is nothing short of legendary- it's the perfect extension for the UGLYDOLL brand," says Drew Matilsky, Pretty Ugly's Managing Partner.

"Ugly is the new Beautiful!" This has been Uglydoll's mantra since its inception 13 years ago. The notion of embracing one's individuality has led to its success in becoming an award-winning brand. The Uglydoll property includes a fully integrated licensing program.

UGLYDOLL& Pretty Ugly, LLC

Unmasked Amazing Spider-Man 2 Figure

Diamond Select Toys

Exclusive Unmasked Amazing Spider-Man 2 Figure Available at Marvelshop.com!

June 2014 - The Amazing Spider-Man 2 has amazed audiences around the globe, and love for the wall-crawling hero is stronger than ever! The top-grossing movie sees Spider-Man's friends become his worst enemies and his personal life get turned inside-out, so it's fitting that Diamond Select Toys has teamed up with www.marvelshop.com to grant fans early access to an exclusive unmasked action figure!

Diamond Select Toys

Hot Toys, Bandai Japan, Star Wars, Marvel, DC, Transformers at Big Bad Toy Store

Big Bad Toy Store

June 6, 2014 - (Sponsor Announcement) - Online retailer BigBadToyStore.com has several items of interest to collectors:

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HOT TOYS "THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2" ELECTRO
This new villain figure has LED-lit functions in his head and hands, and comes with alternate hands, a specially-made display stand and more. We have him listed at $229.99.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=HOT10518&mode=re...

S.H. MONSTERARTS 2014 MOVIE GODZILLA
Bandai has just announced a new S.H. MonsterArts figure - Godzilla from the new movie. This piece is loaded with the articulation that the MonsterArts line is known for, and is listed at $67.99.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=BAN15802&mode=re...

MN-02 MECHA NATIONS BLACK CONVOY FIGURE

Toy Pizza: Episode 18

June 2014 - The Toy Pizza series on YouTube has a new episode up!

Click here to check it out! This episode is all about minifigures, with a focus on The Simpsons from LEGO and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles from KidRobot. They also discuss a few other blind-bagged/boxed figure lines.

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