November 10, 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.
Thor: The Dark World Minimates Packaging Revealed!
November 2013 - Thor: The Dark World is in U.S. theaters today, and while the series of Marvel Minimates based on the film is still a ways off, we couldn't wait to show off the packaging in our new YouTube video broadcast! Check out the four two-packs in Marvel Minimates Series 53: Thor vs. Malekith, Loki vs. Heimdall, Selvig vs. Dark Elf and Darcy vs. Dark Elf!
Standing 2 inches tall with a variety of interchangeable parts and accessories, this series will be available in early December, but only at comic shops and specialty stores - these figures will not be at Toys "R" Us! Check out the packaged pics below, and find your nearest comic shop at www.comicshoplocator.com to reserve your set! Or pre-order online!
November 8, 2013 - (Sponsor Announcement) - Online retailer BigBadToyStore.com has several items of interest to collectors:
PACIFIC RIM 18" FIGURE SERIES 01 - KNIFEHEAD
NECA is releasing the Kaiju monster Knifehead in the 18" size, giving the 18" Gipsy Danger a perfect opponent. Knifehead is detailed with the bright lines from the movie, and is listed at $149.99, $30 off of the MSRP.
NEW MONSTER HIGH ITEMS
A variety of new Monster High items are up for pre-order. We have sets of Scaritage Dolls, Howlywood Black Carpet Dolls, Howlywood Accessories, Ghouls Alive Series 02, New Scaremester, Art Class, Ghoul Spirit, Coffin Bean and singles like Jane Boolittle and more.
SCALERS SERIES 01 PART 2 - SET, SINGLES
Activision Blizzard to Sell New Limited Edition Dog Tags to Benefit the Call of Duty™ Endowment
Proceeds from Sales of Call of Duty®: Ghosts – Inspired Dog Tags Will Help Raise Funds for Veteran Employment Organizations
SANTA MONICA, Calif., Nov. 5, 2013 -- It's time to get tagged... again! Activision Publishing, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATVI), today announced the sale of new limited edition dog tags that will benefit the Call of Duty Endowment, a private nonprofit foundation that supports groups placing former service members into high quality careers and raises awareness of the value veterans bring to the civilian workplace.
Mezco Presents Holiday Mystery Box featuring Blue Krampus
New York - November 2013 - Both Krampus fans and Living Dead Dolls collectors are going wild over Living Dead Dolls Presents Krampus!
To compliment the three standard colors and the one of a kind Red Krampus, Mezco now proudly reveals the final member of their quintet of holiday terror; the one of a kind Blue Krampus!
The one of a kind Blue Krampus has been randomly packed in one of the 333 Holiday Mystery Boxes.
Each Holiday Mystery Boxes will contain a full size 10 inch Living Dead Doll or another Mezco item, and one of those boxes contains the one of a kind Blue Krampus!
This one-of-a-kind Blue Krampus features an a weathered bone colored mask with vibrant, icy blue fur. He will be randomly packed, in his coffin, in one of the 333 Holiday Mystery Boxes.
November 2013 - Funko has announced four new POP! Television vinyl figures based on The Big Bang Theory. This batch has the guys dressed in their classic Star Trek uniforms - Sheldon, Leonard, Raj, and Howard.
Expect to see these new POPs in stores around December 3rd.
November 2013 - Funko has announced a new 1966 Batman Wacky Wobbler, but this one comes with the Batmobile!
Expect to see the Batmobile in stores around December 17th.
November 5, 2013 - Toys'R'Us has sent out an email with a link to an in-store coupon you can print to get a $10 gift card when you spend $50 or more. The coupon is good from November 3 to November 9.
Print the coupon to use in-store. The coupon is also good at Babies'R'Us stores.
November 5, 2013 - DC has a new contest online, The Superman 75 Years Anniversary Sweepstakes.
There's only one prize package in this contest... but it's filled with tons of goodies! To be more specific, the official rules for the contest list the prize package as:
On Sale This Week: Thor, Ghostbusters and The Walking Dead!
November 2013 - Thor fights elves. The Ghostbusters fight ghosts. Rick Grimes fights zombies. It's a bad week for the supernatural, as Diamond Select Toys rolls out three new products that will give any mythical creature a reason to run! With a new Walking Dead vinyl bank, a new Marvel Select figure and a new light-up Ghostbusters statue hitting comic shops and specialty stores this Wednesday, it's looking like another great New Toy Day!
Walking Dead Rick Grimes Vinyl Bust Bank