REEDPOP TURNS A NEW PAGE IN LIVE EVENT ENTERTAINMENT BUSINESS WITH LAUNCH OF BOOKCON: WHERE BOOKS AND POP CULTURE COLLIDE
Unique First-of-Its-Kind Event Pairs Best-Selling Authors and Hollywood Heavyweights Including Amy Poehler, Martin Short, John Grisham, and Stan Lee in New York City on May 31
NORWALK, CT – March 26, 2014 – ReedPOP, the world's largest producer of pop culture events, is writing a new page in the world of experiential events with the launch of BookCon – a one-of-a-kind interactive consumer experience where books and pop-culture collide. Headlined by best-selling authors and the world's hottest Hollywood talent, BookCon will bring books to life through a series of panels, podcasts, author Q&A's, quiz shows, and more. Its introduction continues ReedPOP's innovation in the live event space and marks the third show that the company will host in New York City this year. BookCon will debut during BookExpo America (BEA), the number one book and author event in the United States, in New York City on May 31 at the Javits Center.
March 2014 - Four Horsemen - We got in packaged samples of the upcoming Power Lords releases and although there are a few minor tweaks here and there to be made, we think these things are looking amazing and we're really looking forward to hearing your opinions as well. We just sent our responses back and they're going into full production now, so it won't be long...
Pictured below are Adam Power, Lord Power, Ggripptogg, Ggrabbtargg and the Ggrapptikk Trooper – all fully painted and in the usual Four Horsemen collector friendly blister card (the figures can be removed from the cards for play, and then replaced back on the cards for packaged display).
March 2014 - The Toy Pizza series on YouTube has a new episode up!
Click here to check it out! This episode features Call of Duty from Mega Bloks and a Gundam model kit. There's also a contest!
March 21, 2014 - (Sponsor Announcement) - Online retailer BigBadToyStore.com has several items of interest to collectors:
PACIFIC RIM 7" ULTRA DELUXE ACTION FIGURE - KAIJU SCUNNER
The latest Kaiju release has four articulated arms and a bendable tail. It is listed at $24.99, $5 off the MSRP.
PACIFIC RIM - 18" SCALE CHERNO ALPHA
This scaled-up figure has even more detail than the original 7" version. It includes LED lights in its head, sliding fists and over 20 points of articulation, and is listed at $99.99, $20 off the MSRP.
PACIFIC RIM 7" ESSENTIAL JAEGERS SERIES 01 SET - STRIKER EUREKA AND CRIMSON TYPHOON
Fill Up Your Easter Baskets With Unique Gifts This Easter From PEEPS & COMPANY®
BETHLEHEM, Pa., March 24, 2014 -- If you are looking for some fun and unique gifts to fill Easter Baskets this year, look no further than PEEPS & COMPANY® and www.peepsandcompany.com. The online and retail stores feature candy, apparel, merchandise and sweet treats from candy brands PEEPS®, HOT TAMALES®, MIKE AND IKE® and GOLDENBERG'S® PEANUT CHEWS®.
PEEPS & COMPANY® and www.peepsandcompany.com have something for everyone sure to bring joy to all family and friends who receive them this Easter. Some of the exciting new PEEPS & COMPANY® offerings include:
March 2014 - The Toy Pizza series on YouTube has two new episodes up!
Click here to see episode 6! This episode features Dick Tracy, Food Fighters, and favorite strange toys.
Click here to watch episode 7! This episode features Link, a convention-exclusive Jason Voorhees, and the Patriot from Bioshock Infinite.
March 21, 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.
March 21, 2014 - We've done a fair bit of traveling in the past month, and from McDonald's, the boy scored another lenticular cup from The LEGO Movie and two Mr. Peabody and Sherman toys, as well two of the mini Hasbro Games from Wendy's.
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 Mr. Peabody & Sherman in their Happy Meals. The next promotion shown is a combination of Skylanders Swap Force and My Little Pony: Rainbow Power. Their McPlay app now has free ebooks in it as well as a game. The ebooks are also available on their web site.
March 19, 2014 - (Sponsor Announcement) - Online retailer BigBadToyStore.com has several items of interest to collectors:
MARVEL SELECT ZOMBIE MAGNETO FIGURE
This 7" scale Magneto from the zombie world is priced at $22.99, $2 off the MSRP.
S.H. FIGUARTS NARUTO
The eponymous character from the hit anime series is getting his own Figuarts figure. Taking his look from Naruto Shippuden, He will come with alternate facial expressions, alternate hands and effect parts, and he is listed at $39.99.
FIGUARTS ZERO SAILOR MERCURY
March 19, 2014 - Toys'R'Us has sent out an email with a link to an in-store coupon you can print to get 20% off one regular-priced item. The coupon is good through March 22nd.
Print the coupon to use in-store (the link goes to a .pdf file). The coupon is also good at Babies'R'Us stores. Or, you can use code SALE20 at the checkout if you prefer to shop online.
There are exceptions to the categories of items you can use the coupon on, but many of those have an alternate 10% off, so read the coupon carefully before heading out to the stores.