4th Annual Toys for Tots Christmas Train
JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Nov. 22, 2013 -- The Florida East Coast Railway (FEC) is pleased to announce its sponsorship of the 2013 Toys for Tots Christmas Train operating between Jacksonville and Miami on Saturday, December 14, 2013.
FEC's Christmas Train offers its employees, their families, customers, and suppliers an opportunity to contribute to the Toys for Tots program in the communities along the east coast of Florida. This has become a favored tradition of FEC employees in support of the communities where they live.
In coordination with Toys for Tots, a contribution of toys will be delivered to representatives in eight Florida cities by Santa who will be on-board on the Christmas Train. Representatives of the United States Marine Corps will be on hand at each stop to receive the donated toys and distribute them to needy children in the local communities.
The Christmas Train will stop at the railroad crossings at the locations listed below.
All times are approximate
Mussels Acres Road-West
San Sebastian View Crossing-East
New Smyrna Beach:
November 22, 2013 - (Sponsor Announcement) - Online retailer BigBadToyStore.com has several items of interest to collectors:
AVENGERS MOVIE MASTERPIECE CHITAURI COMMANDER, FOOTSOLDIER
Hot Toys is producing more villain figures for your Avengers to battle. The Chitauri Commander and Footsoldier each comes with a weapon or two, alternate hands, a display base and more, and they are listed at $239.99 each for the Commander and for the Footsoldier.
PACIFIC RIM 7" FIGURE SERIES 03 - SETS, SINGLES
Series 03 is divided into Kaiju and Jaeger assortments; the Kaiju line includes Battle Damaged Knifehead and Tresspasser, which are listed at $29.99 each or as a Set for $49.99. The Jaegers of Series 03 include Cherno Alpha and Coyote Tango, and they are listed at $35.99 for the Set or $20.99 each individually.
New Products for Spring 2014: Godzilla, Aliens, Batman, Ghostbusters and Captain America: The Winter Soldier
November 2013 - The new issue of Diamond Comics Distributors' Previews catalog won't be out for a couple of weeks, but retailers are already offering some of the great items Diamond Select Toys has listed in its pages! From bottle openers to banks, this month sees the first DST products from Godzilla and Alien, as well as merchandise based on Captain America: The Winter Soldier! Plus, more Batman , Ghostbusters and Marvel Comics items! Check out the products arriving in Spring 2014 below, and pre-order your favorites at your local comic shop (www.comicshoplocator.com) or favorite online retailer!
Marvel Minimates Series 55 Captain America: The Winter Soldier Asst.
On Sale This Week: Thor, Silver Surfer, Invincible, Zombies, Universal Monsters and More!
November 2013 - The holiday season is growing ever closer, and Diamond Select Toys just made shopping for presents a whole lot easier. Eight new products hit comic shops and specialty stores this week, and each item would make any fanboy or girl on your list scream with joy! Whether they love classic Marvel Comics, modern Image Comics, iconic movie monsters or horrific zombie villains, there's something here for everyone! Including you!
Invincible Minimates Series 1 Box Set
Invincible and Thief of Thieves Minimates Get Packaged!
November 2013 - They're almost here! The first-ever Minimates based on the comics Invincible and Thief of Thieves will be in stores next week, and we've got packaged shots of both sets! Both comic titles were created by The Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman for his Skybound Entertainment imprint at Image Comics, and neither one has received poseable action figures before now!
The superhero epic Invincible will receive figures of Invincible, Atom Eve, Omni-Man and Allen the Alien, while crime saga Thief of Thieves will get figures of Redmond, Celia, Augustus and Agent Cohen. Both sets will only be available at comic shops and specialty stores, starting this Wednesday, so reserve your set at your local comic shop or your favorite online retailer!
Find your nearest comic shop at http://www.comicshoplocator.com!
STAR WARS BLACK FRIDAY!
DARK HORSE STRIKES BACK!
For 72 hours, Dark Horse Digital will offer 150 single-issue Star Wars comics for $100! A savings of over $300!
November 22, 2013 - MILWAUKIE, OR - Dark Horse Comics is rocking Black Friday madness with a very exclusive limited offer for its digital-comics readers...
Feast your optic sensors on this year's Black Friday MegaBundle. For one weekend only, you can get over 150 digital Star Wars comics for the crazy-low price of only $100.
Get classics like The Clone Wars, The Old Republic, and all three arcs of Crimson Empire. Get a taste of Brian Wood's critically acclaimed Star Wars series. Your favorite Sith friends are here too, with Darth Maul and Darth Vader series, plus the latest series, Lost Tribe of the Sith. Your favorite bounty hunter, Boba Fett, is here, plus the Imperial spy comic Agent of the Empire. Go back in time to the origins of the Jedi in Dawn of the Jedi, travel to hundreds of years after the films end with Legacy, and more!
Mega Bloks loves Montreal!
Mega Bloks heads into its local community to kick off the holiday season
MONTREAL, Nov. 22, 2013 - MEGA Brands, the Montreal-based maker of the world-renowned Mega Bloks, will be celebrating the start of the holiday season with its friends around the city, starting this weekend with several events leading up to the New Year!
Montreal's "Destination centre-ville" Santa Claus Parade
MEGA kicks off the season on Saturday, November 23rd at this year's "Destination centre-ville" Santa Claus Parade with a must-see giant 48-foot float complete with a full Winter Wonderland theme! The Mega Bloks team will be greeting spectators and handing out thousands of free gifts to kids throughout the entire event, featuring popular buildable micro-action figures including Mega Bloks Halo, Mega Bloks Hot Wheels and Mega Bloks Barbie. Also, making his first appearance, lookout for Mega Bloks' all-new friendly mascot, MEGA Man!
Ludovica Miniland: world's most spectacular miniature Mega Bloks city!
November 22, 2013 - 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.
November 20, 2013 - Toys'R'Us has sent out an email with a link to an in-store coupon you can print to get 15% off your entire regular-priced purchase. The coupon is good through November 21.
Print the coupon to use in-store. The coupon is also good at Babies'R'Us stores. If you prefer to shop online, use code SAVE15 for the 15% off.
One-third of Toy Purchasers Spending Less on Toys Compared to Last Year
NEW YORK, Nov. 18, 2013 -- It's that time of year - kids are thinking of their lists and parents are dreading the toy commercials on TV and the catalogs coming into the house. But, for kids, it's that wonderful time of the year and half of Americans (50%) say they will be purchasing toys as gifts this holiday season, likely making kids very happy. This is slightly down from the 52% of U.S. adults who said they were purchasing toys last year. Not surprisingly, being a parent to someone under 18 impacts purchase intent considerably - four in five of these parents (81%) say they plan to purchase toys, compared to 41% of those who are not parents of a child under 18.
These are some of the results of The Harris Poll® of 2,368 adults surveyed online between October 16 and 21, 2013 by Harris Interactive®. (Full results, with data tables, available here)
Spending on toys compared to last year