X-Men Movie (and Comic) Minimates in Stores

On Sale This Week: X-Men Movie (and Comic) Minimates!

October 2014 - Marvel's mightiest mutants have been shrunk to only 2 inches tall! Can they escape the comic shop and find their way into the collections of X-Men Fans everywhere? It's an episode we could only call "New Toy Day!" With two full assortments of Marvel Minimates hitting comic shops and specialty stores this week – the first toys based on the movie X-Men: Days of Future Past and the comic book All-New X-Men – it's a great week to swing by your local comic shop and pick up some mini-mutants! Read on for more details, then re-enact your favorite scenes from the movie and the comic in a very, very small area!

Diamond Select Toys

Marvel Minimates Series 58 X-Men: Days of Future Past Asst.

Toy Pizza Episode 36: Marvel & Avengers

October 2014 - The Toy Pizza series on YouTube has a new season and a new, longer format.

Episode 36 features toys based on Marvel characters and a look ahead at Avengers 2.

The Toy Pizza team posts shorter bonus videos throughout the week, so be sure to subscribe so you don't miss anything.

Transformers, Iron Man, NECA, Bandai JP, LotR, Simpsons, MOTU, Star Wars at Big Bad Toy Store

Big Bad Toy Store

October 7, 2014 - (Sponsor Announcement) - Online retailer has several items of interest to collectors:

150 Featured Sale Items on Sale! Great figures from Transfomers, Marvel, DC, Video Games, Third Party, And Much More!


This new version of the Autobot leader transforms into an original Playstation. It comes with a "memory card" and is listed at $119.99.

A trio of ladies have gone up for pre-order. We have the Takara versions of Arcee, Chromia and Windblade listed at $29.99 each; they are expected to have deco differences from the domestic version, as they usually have.

Toy Pizza: Season Two

October 2014 - The Toy Pizza series on YouTube has a new season and a new, longer format.

Episode 33 features Mega Man toys.

Episode 34 features World of Nintendo toys.

Episode 35 features the Injustice Batman action figure and tips for attending New York Comic Con.

Transformers, Star Wars Black, TMNT, Avengers, Star Wars, Bruce Lee, Funko at Big Bad Toy Store

Big Bad Toy Store

October 2, 2014 - (Sponsor Announcement) - Online retailer has several items of interest to collectors:

150 Featured Sale Items on Sale! Great figures from Transfomers, Marvel, DC, Video Games, Third Party, And Much More!


These figures have special Platinum Edition decos and Optimus comes with a sword and shield, while Grimlock has a club. This set is listed at $99.99.

This set includes Celeritas, Blindfire, Overheat, Sonicdrill and Metalstorm, all of whom can combine into Quantron, who stands about 11" tall. The Quantron Set is listed at $429.99.

The Toy Insider's Top Holiday Toy Lists

Toy Insider Experts Name Top Holiday Toys in Their Hot 20 & Top Tech 12 Lists

NEW YORK, Sept. 23, 2014 -- The Toy Insider™, the leading holiday gift guide for toys and gifts, announces its Hot 20 and Top Tech 12 holiday toy lists, giving gift-givers a sneak peek at the must-have traditional and high-tech toys this holiday season. From Doc McStuffins to Elmo, Lego Fusion to LeapTV, each list includes top picks for kids of all ages. Covering a variety of play patterns, including classic toys and high-tech options, the Toy Insider gives parents and gift-givers a head start on finding the best toys for the holidays.

"Favorite characters, engaging play patterns, and terrific tech toys are key trends this holiday season. We believe in a 'well-balanced toy box,' and have selected an assortment of products that feed a child's development in different ways, from dolls and plush to robots and ride-ons," says Laurie Schacht, Toy Insider Mom. "But be sure to shop early -- many of these toys will sell out before the holidays arrive."

Toys'R'Us Announces the TRU Hot Toy List

Toys"R"Us® Unveils The 2014 #TRUHotToyList

Charm-azing Bracelets, Stretchy Heroes in a Half Shell, Little Chirping Love Birds, a Virtual Construction Set and 200 Pound-Towing Truck Are Among the Top Toys Named to the Company's Annual and Industry-Leading Gift List

WAYNE, N.J., Sept. 16, 2014 -- With the holiday shopping season approaching, Toys"R"Us® today revealed its highly anticipated 2014 Holiday Hot Toy List. The annual list of 36 items, determined by Toys"R"Us play experts after months of extensive research, is packed with a wide range of brand new toys, games and other playthings expected to be at the top of kids' wish lists this year. For the full list, visit or follow the conversation on social media using the hashtag, #TRUHotToyList.

Walmart's 2014 Holiday Toy List

Walmart's Kid-Approved 2014 Holiday Toy List Reveals New Trends

Crafty Toys, Ride Ons and Hot Licenses Join Classics, Electronic Toys on Retailer's Second Annual Holiday Toy List Chosen by Kids

BENTONVILLE, Ark. -- September 10, 2014 -- Kids' tastes in toys are changing, but their appetite for imagination and creativity is unwavering, as evidenced by Walmart's newly-released 2014 Chosen by Kids Top 20 Toys List.

For the second year, Walmart turned to the real toy experts by gathering hundreds of kids, ages 18 months to 12 years and turning them loose on the hottest new toys from suppliers like Hasbro, Mattel, Spin Master and Zing. The retailer's top 20 toy list, announced today, revealed kids are looking for toys that serve as an artistic outlet. Classics are also popular again this year with toymakers refreshing retro toys to appeal to today's kids.

Kmart's Fab 15 Holiday Toy List

Kmart® Reveals Fab 15 Holiday Toy List, Introduces Trending Toys Feature

Free Shipping and Shop Your Way ® MAX Membership this Holiday Season with the Online Purchase of any Fab 15 Toy

HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill., Sept. 23, 2014 -- Kmart has announced its annual Fab 15 holiday toy list, featuring the ultimate toys that kids want for the holidays. And to help provide parents and gift-givers with even more insight into the season's hottest trends, Kmart is introducing a "Trending Toy Ticker," at The ticker will continually update with the top-selling toys as the season progresses, for parents who want the latest update on the most buzz-generating toys.

Plus, exclusively for its Shop Your Way members, with any online purchase of a Fab 15 toy now through Nov. 22, Kmart is extending its free trial of the to Shop Your Way MAX program, which includes free two-day shipping for six months*.

Target's Holiday Hot Toys List

Target Reveals Top Toys for the Upcoming Holidays and Announces New Assortment of Boutique Brand Toys

Annual list blends favorite brands and Target exclusives, while new assortment focuses on learning and creative play benefits

MINNEAPOLIS - September 16, 2014 - Target Corp. today unveiled its annual list of top toys for the upcoming holidays, as well as a new and expanded assortment of boutique brand toys that are designed to inspire creative play.

Through partnerships with dozens of specialty toy brands, including Wonderology, Hape, Mindware and more, Target is offering hundreds of toys in stores and at that have traditionally only been found at small boutiques. The boutique brand toys focus on play patterns such as discovery, exploration and imagination that promote child development. First available in August, the assortment boasts high quality construction and includes animal figures and play sets, wooden toys, arts & crafts, science kits and more.

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