December 5, 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.
November 2014 - The Toy Pizza series on YouTube has a new episode online!
Episode 43 features action figures based on Super Smash Bros.
Episode 41 featured Halo toys and episode 42 showcased more video game action figures (NES Batman, Pokemon, Bioshock: Infinite, Scary Hill 3).
November 26, 2014 - (Sponsor Announcement) - Online retailer BigBadToyStore.com has several items of interest to collectors:
Black Friday Sale! 100+ Items
Sale runs until Monday, Dec 1st.
SMAUG THE TERRIBLE STATUE
This 1/72 scale statue stands 20.5" wide by 17.7" deep and 11.8" high, and shows Smaug protecting his hoard. We have this piece listed at $699.99.
MORTAL KOMBAT X 6" FIGURE SERIES 01 - SET, SINGLES
Wave 1 of Mezco's new Mortal Kombat X figures includes Raiden, Scorpion and Sub-Zero. Each comes with specialized equipment, and they are priced at $18.99 each, or $52.99 for the Set of 3.
ELSA NENDOROID FIGURE
November 24, 2014 - We made just one trip to McDonald's this past month, where the boy snagged a Max Steel plane with a
missile launcher and I picked up a Hello Kitty toy that opens to reveal a hair barrette you can wear.
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 Max Steel and Hello Kitty toys in their Happy Meals. The next promotion shown is Penguins of Madagascar.
The McDonald's McPlay app now has free ebooks in it as well as a game. The ebooks are also available on their web site.
November 20, 2014 - Every year, the World Against Toys Causing Harm (WATCH) group issues a "Top Ten Worst Toys" list to aid parents and other gift-givers in shopping for holiday toys for children.
The Worst 10 for 2014 are:
Be sure to visit WATCH's official 2014 slideshow to read more details about why each toy was included on the list.
November 20, 2014 - (Sponsor Announcement) - Online retailer BigBadToyStore.com has several items of interest to collectors:
1:12 THE DARK KNIGHT BATMAN ACTION FIGURE PX PREVIEWS EXCLUSIVE
This 6" figure is designed by Mezco to have a cloth outfit and over 32 points of articulation. He comes in his blue and gray outfit with alternate 'clawed' hands and a grappling hook of some kind. We have him listed at $64.99, $5 off the MSRP.
"ALIENS" MINIMATES SERIES 01 SET OF 8
Included in this new set are Wounded Corporal Hicks, Ripley, Private Drake, Battle-Damaged Attacking Alien, Sergeant Apone, Alien, Corporal Dietrich and Infected Colonist. The Set is listed at $29.99, saving you $10 off of the MSRP.
November 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.
November 20, 2014 - Toys'R'Us has sent out an email with a link to an in-store coupon you can print to get 15% off your regular-priced purchase. The coupon is valid November 21 - 22.
Print the coupon to use in-store (the link goes to a .pdf file).
November 2014 - DC Collectibles - DC COMICS - THE NEW 52: POISON IVY, HARLEY QUINN, THE JOKER AND GREEN LANTERN JOHN STEWART ACTION FIGURES
Don't miss your chance to get these action figures of your favorite DC Comics Super Heroes and Super-Villains featuring their DC Comics - The New 52 designs for the first time.
POISON IVY - 6.6"
HARLEY QUINN - 6.8"
THE JOKER - 6.7"
GREEN LANTERN JOHN STEWART - 6.75"
EACH FIGURE SOLD SEPARATELY
On Sale July 2015
Allocations May Occur
November 2014 - DC Collectibles - WONDER WOMAN: ART OF WAR BY DAVID FINCH STATUE
DESIGNED BY DAVID FINCH
SCULPTED BY CLAYBURN MOORE
The striking statue based on the dynamic designs of superstar artist David Finch, the new penciller of the monthly WONDER WOMAN monthly comic book series, is the newest addition to the popular line featuring unique interpretations of the Amazon Warrior.
Limited Edition of 5,200
Measures Approximately 7.5" Tall
On Sale July 2015 * Allocations May Occur