March 12, 2014 - (Sponsor Announcement) - Online retailer BigBadToyStore.com has several items of interest to collectors:
LEGEND OF ZELDA TWILIGHT PRINCESS STATUES - LINK
The first of two new 10" scale figures, Link stands atop a round base and has his sword ready. This statue is listed at $69.99.
LEGEND OF ZELDA TWILIGHT PRINCESS STATUES - GANONDORF
Link's nemesis Ganondorf is also in this new line. He measures 12" tall and is listed at $99.99.
KABAYA GUM PLUS TRANSFORMERS SERIES 08 - BOX, SINGLES
What is CustomCon, you ask? CustomCon is a special semi-annual presentation of new custom toy creations by customizers around the globe. More than a decade in the running, it's still going strong. Inspired by the presentations of new product by legitimate manufacturers at Toy Fair and other trade shows, CustomCon is a "fake" convention, whereby customizers present their latest creations and recipes as if unveiling a new line of real toys to retailers. It's always a lot of fun, for both the viewers and the participants.
If this is your first exposure to a CustomCon, click here to see what's been offered over the past 36 CustomCons.
EVENT DATES: CustomCon 37 will run from April 21 to 25, 2014.
ENTRY DEADLINE: The deadline will be Monday, April 7, 2014. No entries will be accepted after this date.
Want to see this The Simpsons Kwik-E-Mart Cuusoo made as a real LEGO set?
Visit LEGO Cuusoo today for more information and help this project get the 10,000 supporters needed to reach the LEGO review phase.
UK - 9 March 2014 - With the massive success of the LEGO Simpsons House comes the eagerly anticipated 550th episode of the much loved show due to air May 4th when we can expect to see many of our favourite characters given the plastic brick treatment!
As well as some of the more iconic elements such as the Kwik-E-Mart sign, blue telephones and Squishee machine this Kwik-E-Mart Cuusoo comes complete with pull-down shutters, a CCTV camera and a safety-deposit-box for the security conscious Apu.
The building opens up into two half's revealing a cross-section of the interior allowing for greater accessibility and playability, as well as an easily detachable roof comprised of two modular sections.
THE AMAZING COMIC CON, COSPLAY, GAMING & ALL THINGS GEEK EXPERIENCE COMING TO ATLANTIC CITY IN 2015!
MARCH 6, 2014, RED BANK, NJ - If you're a fan of comics, cosplaying, games, and all things Geek, then get ready for an awesome celebration - AC Boardwalk Con 2015!
AC Boardwalk Con (ACBC) will take place over the weekend of May 14-17, 2015, in Atlantic City, NJ. This late Spring/Early Summer time frame delivers a full-fledged con experience to the East Coast at the beginning of the con season.
General Mills Partners With Warner Bros. Consumer Products And DC Entertainment For A Limited-Time-Only In-Box Promotion
Four exclusive DC Comics featuring Justice League Super Heroes are now available in specially marked boxes of Big G cereals
MINNEAPOLIS, March 4, 2013 -- Back by popular demand, select General Mills Big G cereals now include four collectible comic books featuring the iconic DC Comics' Justice League characters, on shelves now through April 2014. Four specialty issues created exclusively for General Mills, in partnership with DC Entertainment (DCE) and Warner Bros. Consumer Products (WBCP), can be found in grocery retailers nationwide, with a bonus fifth issue available only in select boxes of Cheerios™ at Target.
March 2014 - The Toy Pizza series on YouTube has a new episode up!
Click here to check it out! This episode features Star Trek, HALO, and Big Bad Beetleborgs.
March 7, 2014 - (Sponsor Announcement) - Online retailer BigBadToyStore.com has several items of interest to collectors:
TAKARA MP-21 BUMBLEBEE - NEW IMAGES
We've just recieved the first official images of the MP-21 Bumblebee. The figure is up for preorder at $74.99 and now also includes an Exosuit with Spike or Daniel!
BATMAN ARKHAM ORIGINS PLAY ARTS KAI - BATMAN, DEATHSTROKE
The Dark Knight and one of his villains are represented in the first wave of Play Arts Kai figures from Arkham Origins. They will come with weapons and or accessories and are currently listed at $99.99 each, although this is subject to change.
LEGEND OF ZELDA: TWILIGHT PRINCESS STATUES
PLAYMOBIL Around the World
A Toy Adventurer Discovers the USA
CRANBURY, N.J., March 4, 2014 -- In celebration of the brand's 40th anniversary this year, PLAYMOBIL has dispatched a PLAYMOBIL figure to embark on international sightseeing adventures as part of the "PLAYMOBIL Around the World" campaign. This special anniversary program engages fans and collectors worldwide as they host the Tim the Traveler figure, showing him around and photographing him as he discovers exciting sights in their home town or country.
The participants of this campaign are mainly members of the PLAYMOBIL Collectors Club (PCC) – an international online community for adult PLAYMOBIL enthusiasts. Approximately 150 PCC members volunteered to host the little backpacker during the brand's anniversary year. Both the toy figure and a digital camera provided by PLAYMOBIL are used by fans for a short period of time before they are passed along to the next fan volunteer, allowing Tim to visit as many places as possible.
March 7, 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.
February 2014 - Andrew Yang has a new project on Kickstarter - the Iron Legions Mechs!
The constructible mechs are interchangeable so that you can customize your figures as you'd like. The figures in these pictures are prototypes from a 3D printer (the final product will be injected molded in a factory), and one of the rewards is the file to be able to print out a different character on your own 3D printer.
Learn more about it on the Iron Legions Mech Toys Kickstarter page.