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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.

K'NEX Plants vs Zombies Giveaway

K'NEX® Announces The Plants vs. Zombies™ "Fun-Dead" Giveaway

Ten Random Fans Will Win a K'NEX Plants vs. Zombies Prize Pack

Hatfield, PA, June, 2014 – K'NEX, the only U.S. construction toy company focused on Building Worlds Kids Love®, is excited to announce the Plants vs. Zombies "Fun-Dead" Giveaway, a 10-day long sweepstakes running on the K'NEX Facebook® page, open to fans 13 years of age or older.

Win Planet of the Apes Action Figures

June 2014 - NECA is conducting a caption contest for their upcoming Classic Planet of the Apes action figures. Think of a witty caption for their pictures, and submit them by June 16th to win a set of the Series One figures! More details are on the contest page on NECA's site.

Mezco Presents Friday The 13th Mystery Box

Mezco Presents Friday The 13th Mystery Box

June 2014 - New York - Triskaidekaphobics rejoice!

Mezco has just made Friday the 13th less frightening, with their Friday The 13th Lucky Mystery Box.

Each $13 box contains at least $26 worth of Mezco goodness, but as a special surprise, some lucky customer will receive special additional bonus items making their boxes worth over $113!

What kind of bonus item?
It could be:
A Monster Scale Frankenstein worth $100
A Mega Scale Batman worth $200
Living Dead Dolls,
Or another sought after Mezco items.

Mystery boxes will ship out Monday 6/16 so they should be delivered in time to become the perfect Graduation Gift!

Visit http://www.mezcotoyz.com/friday-the-13th-mystery-box for more information.

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