You Can't Be What You Can't See: Meet Entrepreneur Barbie®
June 18, 2014 -- With 150+ careers, Barbie® has always encouraged girls that if you can dream it, you can be it. With the launch of the Entrepreneur Barbie® doll, available now, she is blazing trails along with other female leaders who are proud to be the boss. This year alone, female entrepreneurs have graced the cover of TIME's Most Influential People issue and lead 1-in-5 start-ups. Alongside Barbie®, female entrepreneurs are changing the world, surpassing their goals and showing girls they can be both capable and captivating.
To celebrate her newest career, Barbie® has partnered with a diverse group of female entrepreneurs. These women include the founders of Girls Who Code, Rent the Runway, One Kings Lane, Plum Alley, Genuine Insights, Sugarfina and The TomKat Studio, who all have inspiring stories for girls today and are truly #unapologetic about living their dream.
Fangirls Assemble! Her Universe and Marvel Team Up to Launch the Ultimate Fangirl Fashion Apparel Line
New York, NY (June 19, 2014) - Her Universe™, the leader in female genre merchandise, announced today a breakthrough collaboration with Marvel Entertainment and Disney Consumer Products to create a fashionable collection of empowering Super Hero apparel for the ever-growing female fan base of Marvel comics, films and television series. The Marvel by Her Universe line of "geek couture" is premiering with an action-packed assortment of Captain America fashion items along with fan favorite Marvel characters on fashion tops, tanks, dresses, cardigans, hoodies, skirts, leggings and more that will inspire fangirls of all ages to channel their inner Super Hero.
June 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.
June 2014 - Another week, another nifty batch of action figures and toys Kickstarter!
- Sculptor Rocco Tartamella has a campaign to produce a 7-inch action figure of the Archangel Michael. The figure will have a 20-inch wingspan. The stretch goal is a demon action figure for Michael to fight. This campaign closes on July 18th.
- Generation Grit is a series of action figures with inspirational stories for boys. Each 1/6th scale figure (10-5/8" tall, as each figure will be of a child) will come with a book about his adventures, as well as with an interesting variety of detailed accessories. The first figure will be Mac Mason. The Generation Grit campaign ends on July 3rd.
June 2014 - The Toy Pizza series on YouTube has a new episode up!
Click here to check it out! This episode features Super Mario toys from today and the past few decades.
June 18, 2014 - Sideshow Collectibles has a new contest going, and it is a doozy - the prize is a life-size Han Solo in Carbonite!
One person will win the life-size Han and a second person will win a prize pack of (smaller) Han Solo items. Enter by August 15, 2014.
June 18, 2014 - (Sponsor Announcement) - Online retailer BigBadToyStore.com has several items of interest to collectors:
BigBadToyStore will be at Botcon! Stop by and say hello if you'll be at the show.
DRAGONBALL Z FUNKO POP! FIGURES
Super Saiyan Goku, Vegeta, Piccolo, Perfect Cell and Frieza figures are now up for preorder! Each figure is listed at $9.99.
DIABLO III SHADOW DIABLO ACTION FIGURE
The blue Shadow Diablo figure stands over 9" tall and has a poseable tail that's over 12" long. It is hand-painted, featuring over 25 points of articulation, and is listed at $24.99, $5 off MSRP.
NEW TRANSFORMERS RESCUE BOTS, HERO MASHERS
June 16, 2014 - Once again, the boy made just one visit to fast food in the past month, scoring a pair of Pokemon toys at McDonald's. He also talked me into a set of Burger King's Tom and Jerry toys via eBay.
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 toys from How to Train Your Dragon 2 in their Happy Meals. The next promotion shown is a joint promo of Mario Kart 8 and Teenie Beanie Boos.
Their McPlay app now has free ebooks in it as well as a game. The ebooks are also available on their web site.
June 2014 - DC Collectibles - BATMAN ANIMATED SERIES ROBIN, THE JOKER, MAN-BAT AND POISON IVY ACTION FIGURES
Based on the designs from the hit shows Batman: The Animated Series and New Batman Adventures comes the next wave of your favorite characters: Robin, The Joker, Man-Bat and Poison Ivy!
Each figure comes with a display base and episode specific accessories!
EACH FIGURE SOLD SEPARATELY
On Sale December 2014
Allocations May Occur
BATMAN: THE ANIMATED SERIES ROBIN - 5.25" TALL
22 POINTS OF ARTICULATION
EPISODE: ROBIN'S RECKONING PT. 1
BATMAN: THE ANIMATED SERIES THE JOKER - 6.25" TALL
18 POINTS OF ARTICULATION
EPISODE: THE LAST LAUGH
June 2014 - DC Collectibles - BATMAN: ARKHAM ORIGINS BATMAN, DEATHSTROKE, BLACK MASK AND THE JOKER ACTION FIGURE 4-PACK
Batman is joined by three of his deadliest adversaries, Deathstroke, Black Mask and The Joker-in the latest 4-Pack based on their designs from the hit video game Batman: Arkham Origins. Featuring new Batman hand sculpt and Remote Claw accessory!
On Sale December 2014
Allocations May Occur
BATMAN - 6.75"
DEATHSTROKE - 6.75"
BLACK MASK - 6.75"
THE JOKER - 6.7"