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Jazwares to Expand Terraria Offerings

JAZWARES™ EXPANDS DEAL WITH TERRARIA™FOR GLOBAL REPRESENTATION
Jazwares™ to Build Licensed Product Portfolio & Animation Plan Based On Hit Video Game

LAS VEGAS, NV – June 9, 2015 – Jazwares™, a leader in the toy and entertainment marketplace, announced today an expanded global partnership for the hit video game, Terraria. The Florida-based toy company, producer of the game's surging toy line, will represent the brand's licensed product portfolio and animation rights worldwide.

Terraria™, the award-winning, action-adventure, sandbox video game has become a global phenomenon, inspiring the popular global toy line as well as an online animated series, both launched in 2014. The expanded product portfolio – including soft lines, hard lines and publishing partners – will be announced next month and will begin to hit stores this fall. New partnerships will be announced next month.

Care Bears at Build-A-Bear in 2016

CARE BEARS™ TO DEBUT AT BUILD-A-BEAR WORKSHOP NEXT YEAR
Partnership and 2016 Launch a First for the Classic Brand

June 9, 2015, Los Angeles -- American Greetings Properties (AGP), the intellectual property and outbound licensing division of American Greetings Corporation, and Build-A-Bear Workshop® announced today a global collaboration that will feature the Care Bears™ brand in Build-A-Bear Workshops for a limited-time worldwide promotion beginning in 2016.

Guests can create their own stuffable plush toys and choose from a range of accessories to personalize their huggable bears. The Care Bears collection will be available at Build-A-Bear Workshops around the world, including Australia, Bahrain, Canada, Denmark, Germany, Ireland, Japan, Kuwait, Mexico, Northern Ireland, Norway, Oman, Singapore, South Africa, Sweden, Thailand, Turkey, United Kingdom, United Arab Emirates and the United States.

Toy Pizza Episode 69: Micro Machines

June 2015 - The Toy Pizza series on YouTube has a new episode online!

Episode 69 takes us back to the 1990s with Micro Machines.

Transformers, Marvel, Harry Potter, TMNT, Star Wars, Alien at Big Bad Toy Store

Big Bad Toy Store

June 11, 2015 - (Sponsor Announcement) - Online retailer BigBadToyStore.com has several items of interest to collectors:

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MARVEL COMICS EMMA FROST ARTFX+
The former White Queen is captured in this dynamic presentation with her costume and look from the Marvel Now! comic series. This powerful telepath stands with her feet apart and her hands positioned to focus her tremendous telepathic abilities. From her distinctive and revealing costume, to the long flowing cape, the dark black and metallic gray of her outfit contrasts with her pale skin, blonde hair, and red lips. $49.99
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=KOT11388&mode=re...

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Jazwares Launches Tube Heroes

JAZWARES™ UNITES TUBE HEROES™ IN NEW GLOBAL BRAND
Toy Company Taps Top Online Talent for Toy Debut and New Partners for Licensed Portfolio Kick-Off

LAS VEGAS, NV – June 8, 2015 – Jazwares™ a leader in the toy and entertainment marketplace, announced today the launch of its newest brand, Tube Heroes™, featuring today's hottest digital media personalities as a single, unified and powerful portfolio.

Tube Heroes™ represents the best of today's online entertainment and will unify a power-packed portfolio of cyber celebrities including, CaptainSparklez, Sky, TDM and KSI, among 37 others. With a combined visibility of more than 18 billion views and 83 million subscribers for its stars, Tube Heroes™ will focus its digital entertainment and social media personality prowess into one of this year's most highly anticipated brands.

Power Rangers, Botcon, Age of Ultron, Disney, MOTU, GI Joe at Big Bad Toy Store

Big Bad Toy Store

June 4, 2015 - (Sponsor Announcement) - Online retailer BigBadToyStore.com has several items of interest to collectors:

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POWER RANGERS LEGACY POWER MORPHER
This replica of the Power Morpher is made of quality die-cast metal parts and plastic. The dimensions are about 10-inches wide x 8-inches tall x 3-inches long. The Legacy Edition Power Morpher includes all 5 die-cast replicas of the original TV show coins. Each coin activates sound and light effects. Two LR44 batters are included. $59.99
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/search.aspx?search=rangers%20legacy

BOTCON 2015 EXCLUSIVES

Toy Pizza Episode 68: More Weird Toys

June 2015 - The Toy Pizza series on YouTube has a new episode online!

Episode 68 shows us another batch of strange action figures, this time it is corporate mascot toys: Alarmo and Day Glo Joe.

IAmElemental Expands Product Line

IAmElemental, Creator of Action Figures for Girls, Expands Product Line

Series 1/Courage Female Action Figures Now in Stores; Courage Core Power Figure, Elements of Power Board Book & Three-Piece Tableware Set Available for Holiday Pre-Order

NEW YORK, June 1, 2015 -- Following IAmElemental's blockbuster first year, the toy company that pioneered strong, healthy female action figures is now offering new ways for kids to develop their character by playing with "Elements of Power." View the complete line at http://shop.iamelemental.com/.

IAmElemental, which was launched to worldwide acclaim via Kickstarter, envisions kids as the creators of a play experience in which they are the active agents in a story of their own design. The company's female action figures boast a forward-thinking design and engineering unique among products designed for girls; they are "fierce, strong females worthy of an active, save-the-world storyline that fosters creativity in kids," according to Julie Kerwin, Chief Elemental Officer.

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