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ROVIO AND HASBRO TEAM UP TO PRESENT TRANSFORMERS AND ANGRY BIRDS IN A BRAND NEW MASH-UP

Exciting mash-up of two beloved entertainment brands will connect with fans across generations and multiple platforms

Espoo, Finland, and Pawtucket R.I. -- June 16th 2014 -- Autobirds, assemble! Rovio Entertainment and Hasbro, Inc. are teaming up again to bring together two of the world's largest and most popular entertainment brands and their fans. ANGRY BIRDS TRANSFORMERS will come to life in multiple forms, including a mobile game, consumer licensed goods and a product line from Hasbro featuring the innovative TELEPODS platform.

"We're really excited to combine the iconic TRANSFORMERS universe with the quirky world of Angry Birds," said Blanca Juti, Chief Marketing Officer of Rovio. "This mash-up is going to appeal to both those who grew up with the brand in the 80's, as well as fans of the brand today. People are going to love it!"

June 28-29: Derby City Comic Con

Derby City Comic Con Returns to Louisville June 28th-29th

Louisville, KY (June 17, 2014) - A star studded line-up of comic royalty including New York Times bestselling author and writers Mark Waid (Daredevil, Hulk, Kingdom Come), Robert Venditti (Green Lantern, The Flash, Surrogates) and Tony Moore (co-creator of the Walking Dead) headline over 225 exhibitors and comic creators at Derby City Comic Con, Louisville's original comic con!

Returning to the Kentucky International Convention Center in downtown Louisville for its fourth year and first two-day convention on June 28th and 29th, the event just keeps growing, pushing its current 45,000 square foot event space to its max. Over 4300 comic book fans turned out for the third annual Derby City Comic Con last year, (which marked over 44% increase from 2012) and we're expecting an even larger crowd this year!

"If you think you know Derby City Comic Con, you haven't seen anything yet," says convention director and owner, Chuck Moore.

Mattel Announces Entrepreneur Barbie

You Can't Be What You Can't See: Meet Entrepreneur Barbie®

June 18, 2014 -- With 150+ careers, Barbie® has always encouraged girls that if you can dream it, you can be it. With the launch of the Entrepreneur Barbie® doll, available now, she is blazing trails along with other female leaders who are proud to be the boss. This year alone, female entrepreneurs have graced the cover of TIME's Most Influential People issue and lead 1-in-5 start-ups. Alongside Barbie®, female entrepreneurs are changing the world, surpassing their goals and showing girls they can be both capable and captivating.

To celebrate her newest career, Barbie® has partnered with a diverse group of female entrepreneurs. These women include the founders of Girls Who Code, Rent the Runway, One Kings Lane, Plum Alley, Genuine Insights, Sugarfina and The TomKat Studio, who all have inspiring stories for girls today and are truly #unapologetic about living their dream.

Her Universe & Marvel Launch the Ultimate Fangirl Fashion

Fangirls Assemble! Her Universe and Marvel Team Up to Launch the Ultimate Fangirl Fashion Apparel Line

New York, NY (June 19, 2014) - Her Universe™, the leader in female genre merchandise, announced today a breakthrough collaboration with Marvel Entertainment and Disney Consumer Products to create a fashionable collection of empowering Super Hero apparel for the ever-growing female fan base of Marvel comics, films and television series. The Marvel by Her Universe line of "geek couture" is premiering with an action-packed assortment of Captain America fashion items along with fan favorite Marvel characters on fashion tops, tanks, dresses, cardigans, hoodies, skirts, leggings and more that will inspire fangirls of all ages to channel their inner Super Hero.

Toy Recalls for Week of June 16, 2014

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June 20, 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.

- Reebok-CCM Recalls Throat Collars Due to Laceration Hazard

June 2014: Toys on Kickstarter, Part 2

June 2014 - Another week, another nifty batch of action figures and toys Kickstarter!

- Sculptor Rocco Tartamella has a campaign to produce a 7-inch action figure of the Archangel Michael. The figure will have a 20-inch wingspan. The stretch goal is a demon action figure for Michael to fight. This campaign closes on July 18th.

- Generation Grit is a series of action figures with inspirational stories for boys. Each 1/6th scale figure (10-5/8" tall, as each figure will be of a child) will come with a book about his adventures, as well as with an interesting variety of detailed accessories. The first figure will be Mac Mason. The Generation Grit campaign ends on July 3rd.

Toy Pizza: Episode 20

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

Click here to check it out! This episode features Super Mario toys from today and the past few decades.

Sideshow's Life-Size Han Solo in Carbonite Contest

June 18, 2014 - Sideshow Collectibles has a new contest going, and it is a doozy - the prize is a life-size Han Solo in Carbonite!

One person will win the life-size Han and a second person will win a prize pack of (smaller) Han Solo items. Enter by August 15, 2014.

DBZ, Batman, Marvel, DC, Diablo III, Titanfall, Minimates, Transformers, GI Joe, Mortal Kombat at Big Bad Toy Store

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June 18, 2014 - (Sponsor Announcement) - Online retailer BigBadToyStore.com has several items of interest to collectors:

BigBadToyStore will be at Botcon! Stop by and say hello if you'll be at the show.

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NEW PRE-ORDERS
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DRAGONBALL Z FUNKO POP! FIGURES
Super Saiyan Goku, Vegeta, Piccolo, Perfect Cell and Frieza figures are now up for preorder! Each figure is listed at $9.99.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/search.aspx?search=funko%20dragonball

DIABLO III SHADOW DIABLO ACTION FIGURE
The blue Shadow Diablo figure stands over 9" tall and has a poseable tail that's over 12" long. It is hand-painted, featuring over 25 points of articulation, and is listed at $24.99, $5 off MSRP.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/search.aspx?search=neca%20diablo

NEW TRANSFORMERS RESCUE BOTS, HERO MASHERS

June 2014 Fast Food Toys Round-up

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June 16, 2014 - Once again, the boy made just one visit to fast food in the past month, scoring a pair of Pokemon toys at McDonald's. He also talked me into a set of Burger King's Tom and Jerry toys via eBay.

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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 How to Train Your Dragon 2 in their Happy Meals. The next promotion shown is a joint promo of Mario Kart 8 and Teenie Beanie Boos.

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

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