July 22, 2014 - This seems to be a pattern - the boy made just one visit to fast food in the past month, choosing to get his chicken nuggets out of the freezer at home instead of in a retaurant. He came back from his one McDonald's trip with a Mario Kart 8 toy.
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 Mario Kart 8 and Teenie Beanie Boos in their Happy Meals. The next promotion shown is a joint promo of HotWheels and Barbie.
Their McPlay app now has free ebooks in it as well as a game. The ebooks are also available on their web site.
July 2014 - Diamond Comics has announced their top-selling items for the month of June 2014. Head over to the Diamond web site for more details and charts on all of the categories, but here are the top ten toys and the top ten games:
Top 10 Toys
1. DC Comics Bombshells: Black Canary Statue - DEC130358
2. DC Comics: The New 52 Justice League 7-Pack Box Set - NOV138235
3. Batman Black & White: Harley Quinn Statue - DEC130359
4. Marvel Select: Amazing Spider-Man 2 Action Figure - FEB142060
5. Marvel Select: Deadpool Action Figure - MAR101468
6. DC Comics Designer Series 1: Nightwing by Capullo Figure - NOV130286
7. DC Comics Cover Girls: Poison Ivy Statue - JAN140397
8. Marvel Select: Red Hulk Action Figure - MAR088262
9. DC Comics: The New 52: Earth-2 Thomas Wayne Batman Figure - JAN140394
10. DC Comics: Armored Wonder Woman Bishoujo Statue - NOV132032
Top 10 Games
1. Risk Legacy - JUN118204
Applehead Factory Announces their San Diego Comic Con Exclusive for 2014!
July 2014 - Applehead Factory is excited to reveal the details of their Teddy Scares/2014 San Diego Comic Con exclusive! This year, for the first time a 12" Teddy Scare will be made available exclusively at the event. Teddy Scares are back!! A set of 3 new bears will be available in the "Collector's Series" due this summer. To coincide with this release a special Edwin Morose will be available only at Comic Con. The SDCC version will have a special scarf.
Edwin has always been a fan favorite and will disappear quickly. He is limited to only 250 pieces. He is packaged in the classic 12" Teddy Scare windowed box. In addition to our SDCC Exclusive the new "Collector's Series" will be available. Stop by and get them while they last.
The Teddy Scares will be at Booth #4923.
See what Catwoman, Batgirl and Godzilla Have in Common in the July PREVIEWS Catalog
(BALTIMORE, MD) - (July 16, 2014) - MEDICOM Toys and Bear Model offer four new Sofubi characters in the July PREVIEWS catalog, featuring DC Comics' Batgirl and Catwoman and two Godzilla Vinyl Wars (GVW) figures available for fans and collectors to pre-order. Batgirl and Catwoman will release in late November and Godzilla figures are scheduled to release in January 2015 exclusively in comic book specialty shops.
Gotham City is known for its notorious heroes and villains, and fans of Batman characters can now collect one of each with the fearless DC Hero Sofubi Batgirl (Item Code: JUL142350, SRP: $79.99, Page 510) and DC Hero Sofubi Catwoman (Item Code: JUL142351, SRP: $79.99, Page 510). Crafted from soft vinyl to show greater detail, the Catwoman and Batgirl sofubi are unique treasures for collectors to find, as these sofubi are limited to 300 pieces.
Why So Serious? Get the July PREVIEWS Exclusive Joker Miracle Action Figure
(BALTIMORE, MD) - (July 14, 2014) - Re-create your favorite scenes from Heath Ledger's performance as the Joker with the PREVIEWS Exclusive Dark Knight Joker Miracle Action Figure (MAF EX) from MEDICOM Toy! The Joker Miracle Action Figure is available to pre-order from the July issue of PREVIEWS and will be released in comic book specialty shops in late April 2015.
Fans of Batman, the Joker and Heath Ledger's performance in The Dark Knight won't want to miss out on getting their own Dark Night Joker Miracle Action Figure (Item Code: APR148224, SRP: $49.99, Page 500) coming exclusively to comic book specialty shops. Standing just over 6" tall, this chilling reproduction of the sinister criminal includes alternate heads and hands, plus a full arsenal of weapons to recreate many of his signature moments from the film!
July 16th 2014: Guar Plush - As always, our team is working hard to deliver a number of products for eager fans. So far our various statues based on Bethesda's The Elder Scrolls have proven very popular, so now we'd like to introduce you to something a little different.
Joining our selection of statues is the adorable Guar Plush from The Elder Scrolls Online. The Guar is a friendly creature from the game, well known for carrying around all the extra equipment you need. And true to form our Guar plush is wearing a pack to do just that!
Also included is a free code for the PC/MAC version of the game that will allow players to obtain a Guar in the game.
The Guar is in stock now at our official website and can be purchased for just $19.99.
Until next time!
K'NEX® Announces The "Prepare for TITANFALL™ Giveaway"
Ten Random Fans Will Win a K'NEX TITANFALL Prize Pack And One Random Grand Prize Winner Will Win a Deluxe K'NEX TITANFALL Prize Pack
Hatfield, PA, July, 2014 – K'NEX, the only U.S. construction toy company focused on Building Worlds Kids Love®, is excited to announce the "Prepare for TITANFALL Giveaway", a 10-day long sweepstakes running on the K'NEX Facebook® page, open to U.S. fans 13 years of age or older.
Diamond Select Toys Turns San Diego Eatery into the DST Lounge!
July 2014 - Comic-Con International is an experience, to be sure, but sometimes you just need to get out of the convention center! San Diego's nearby Gaslamp District offers a variety of options for fun, food and drink, and Diamond Select Toys has always had their favorite for all three: Taste and Thirst on 4th. So this year, DST is taking it over and turning it into the DST Lounge from July 24-26!
DST Returns to San Diego Comic-Con, with Two Great Panels and Three Free Posters!
July 2014 - San Diego is the city so nice they gave it one name and decided to stick with it. But for one week out of every year, it unofficially becomes known as "Geek Paradise!" As the team at Diamond Select Toys and Art Asylum are all geeks themselves, they are happy to announce that they will once again be setting up a booth at this year's Comic-Con International in San Diego, July 24-27, and hosting two panels for their fans!
Come by booth #2607 to check out the newest products, pick up the various exclusives, and fill some holes in your collection from the DST store! Build your own Minimate at the Build-A-Minimate booth, and pick up posters of original Marvel, Sin City and Jay & Silent Bob Minimates artwork that will be handed out throughout the weekend. Then come to two panels spotlighting DST's upcoming releases!
Bluntman & Chronic Minimates Return to their Comic-Book Roots at SDCC!
July 2014 - Look, up in the sky, it's Bluntman and Chronic! The comic-book heroes created by director Kevin Smith are living the high life, with a variety of products coming out from Diamond Select Toys based on their appearances in "Jay & Silent Bob Strike Back." Now, they're getting a Comic-Con-exclusive 2-pack of Minimates mini-figures, only available through Toys "R" Us, and it's based on their comic book appearances!
With new facial expressions and paint schemes that reflect the costumes worn in their now-classic comic book mini-series, Bluntman and Chronic each stand 2 inches tall with 14 points of articulation and a variety of interchangeable parts. The two-pack comes packaged on a blister card, and will be available through the Entertainment Earth booth, #2343, at a price of $10. This set is guaranteed to move fast, so be sure to stop by early!