Bratz Launches Customizable Dolls With Target
The Iconic Fashion Doll Brand Premieres Exclusive Create-A-Bratz Experience Along With Fun And Funky Fashion Exclusively At One Of The Nation's Largest Retailers
VAN NUYS, Calif., Aug. 3, 2015 -- MGA Entertainment (MGAE), the world's largest privately owned toy company, announced today that its blockbuster fashion doll franchise, Bratz, is hitting Target stores and Target.com with an exciting new line of products, apparel and accessories. In addition to the four classic Bratz doll characters, Target guests are invited to customize their own doll through the Create-A-Bratz experience on Target.com. To complement the doll assortment, Target will also carry an exclusive apparel and accessories collection for girls in sizes XS (4-6) to XL (14-16).
"Bratz is back and stronger than ever – providing girls with a creative outlet for play, fashion, and cultivating friendships," said Isaac Larian, CEO of MGA Entertainment. "Target is a great brand to give our consumers a Bratz experience like no one else."
Bratz® Relaunches; Proves It's Good To Be Yourself, And It's Good To Be A Bratz
Iconic Fashion Doll Brand Returns With A New Look And Digital Content That Embody The Interests, Passions And Personalities Of The Modern Day Girl
VAN NUYS, Calif., July 23, 2015 -- Today MGA Entertainment (MGAE) is re-launching its iconic fashion doll franchise, Bratz®. After years of hiatus, the brand is back in stores with a new mantra: It's good to be yourself; It's good to be Bratz. The Bratz brand has always stood for self-expression, individuality, diversity, confidence and creativity. Now the dolls, which have a reinvented look that speaks to a new generation of girls, will also provide ample activities and avenues for girls to create their own worlds, discover and express their true selves.
Ty Warner introduces Cecil™ the Lion Beanie Baby®.
OAKBROOK, Ill., Aug. 4, 2015 -- Ty Warner, Founder and Chairman of Ty Inc, has created Cecil the Lion Beanie Baby in memory of the beloved lion tragically killed July 2, 2015.
Ty has pledged 100% of profits from the original sale to WildCRU, the Wildlife Conservation Research Unit of University of Oxford in Oxford England.
"Hopefully, this special Beanie Baby will raise awareness for animal conservation and give comfort to all saddened by the loss of Cecil," said Ty Warner.
About Ty Inc.
Ty Inc. is the largest manufacturer of plush in the world. Peek-a-Boo's are the latest innovation from Ty, allowing you to use your phones hands-free and eliminate "tech neck". For more information visit Ty.com
Danai Gurira Offers Fans the Ultimate "The Walking Dead" Experience for Charity
NEW YORK, July 29, 2015 -- Danai Gurira, who plays "Michonne" on "The Walking Dead," has teamed up with CrowdRise to offer fans a chance to attend the exclusive event and win the ultimate fan package. By donating as little as $10 at www.crowdRise.com/WalkingDead, fans will be entered to win a trip for two to New York, including flights and hotel. The winner and a guest will attend the season 6 premiere at Madison Square Garden, where they'll get a chance to go backstage with Gurira.
Additionally, the winner will be flown to Atlanta, GA, to tour some of the famous sites from the show as well as have lunch with Gurira. "The Walking Dead" experience will continue with a weapons training session, where the winner will learn to shoot a crossbow, get made up as a Zombie and receive a "Go Bag" full of disaster survival gear.
All proceeds will benefit the Almasi Arts Alliance, an organization which Gurira co-founded. Almasi Arts Alliance's mission is to create professional opportunities within the dramatic arts industry in Zimbabwe, where Gurira was raised.
August 2015 - DC has a new contest, the DC VERTIGO FABLES Complete Collection Giveaway. Enter by August 17th to win a bookend set and a collection of autographed softcover books.
The official rules for the contest describe the prize as:
- One (1) Fables Vol. 1: Legends in Exile (Autographed)
- One (1) Fables Vol. 2: Animal Farm (Autographed)
- One (1) Fables Vol. 3: Storybook Love (Autographed)
- One (1) Fables Vol. 4: March of the Wooden Soldiers (Autographed)
- One (1) Fables Vol. 5: The Mean Seasons (Autographed)
- One (1) Fables Vol. 6: Homelands (Autographed)
- One (1) Fables Vol. 7: Arabian Nights (And Days) (Autographed)
- One (1) Fables Vol. 8: Wolves (Autographed)
- One (1) Fables Vol. 9: Sons of Empire (Autographed)
- One (1) Fables Vol. 10: The Good Prince (Autographed)
- One (1) Fables Vol. 11: War and Pieces (Autographed)
- One (1) Fables Vol. 12: The Dark Ages (Autographed)
- One (1) Fables Vol. 13: The Great Fables Crossover (Autographed)
- One (1) Fables Vol. 14: Witches (Autographed)
August 2015 - DC has a new contest, the DC Comics Graphic Novel Movie Edition Sweepstakes. Enter by August 21st to win a collection of comic books and DVDs.
The official rules for the contest describe the prize as:
- One (1) DC COMICS BOOK AND DVD/BLU-RAY SLIPCASE SET (Six DC Comics book-and-animated movie set and slipcase set)
August 3, 2015 - If you haven't already picked up the 6-inch Marvel Legends Ant-Man action figure that is an exclusive to Walgreens, this week is a good time to order him online! At the moment, Walgreens.com is offering free shipping on orders of $25 or more (with some restrictions), and they've also sent out an email newsletter with a coupon code for 20% off your regular-price order.
Use code SURPRISE20 for the discount, good through August 8th.
The fine print details for the coupon code are:
July 17, 2015 - So far this month, the boy has made it to McDonald's once to get a Minion toy, but I suspect we will be going several more times as well as checking eBay to get a whole set of their toys.
The Minions are everywhere, once again including on Chiquita bananas. According to the MinionsLoveBananas site set up for a movie tie-in contest, there are 32 different stickers. If you are collecting those, you better like bananas as much as the Minions do!
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:
July 2015 - The Toy Pizza series on YouTube has a new episode online!
Episode 74 looks at test shots of their upcoming Knights of the Slice action figures. If you missed out on the Kickstarter, you can still order these Glyos-compatible figures on their page at WeLoveFine.
July 2015 - DC Collectibles - GOTHAM CITY GARAGE HARLEY QUINN DELUXE STATUE
DESIGNED BY DUSTIN NGUYEN
SCULPTED BY ADAM ROSS AND JAMES MARSANO
TATTOO DESIGNED BY KATHERINE BRANNOCK
Harley's back on the road-and this time, she's got company! Her pet hyenas ride shotgun in this deluxe edition Gotham City Garage statue.
Measures Approximately 15" long x 7.5" wide x 8.5" tall
Limited Edition of 1,000
On Sale December 2015
Allocations May Occur