"STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS" First Of Its Kind App Available For Free From The App Store And Google Play
First Surprise Unlocked During The Second Quarter Of The Big Game February 3rd
HOLLYWOOD, Calif., Feb. 1, 2013 -- "STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS" first of its kind application, based on J.J. Abrams' upcoming Paramount Pictures film, is now available to download for free from the App Store and Google Play. Users who have the app will have unprecedented access to all STAR TREK content, as well as the opportunity to participate in missions and win valuable prizes.
Utilizing the latest technologies from Qualcomm Incorporated, such as Qualcomm Labs' Gimbal™ platform and Qualcomm Vuforia™ augmented reality platform, the app will allow users to delve deeper into the Star Trek universe by interacting directly with materials from the eagerly awaited film to unlock additional content and experiences. The users collect points, see content, and work their way through the Star Trek Academy.
Official GUNDAM Information Portal "GUNDAM.INFO" Reopens after Remodeling; Commemorative Registration Campaign Under Way
TOKYO, Jan. 31, 2013 -- NAMCO BANDAI Games Inc. (hereafter referred to as BNG) has refurbished its official portal site for GUNDAM information.
The site, which can be accessed in Chinese (both traditional and simplified), English and Korean, carries a variety of information, including the latest news on GUNDAM, movies, music, GUNPLA and other goods, games and publications, for GUNDAM fans around the world. The renewed site introduces NAMCO BANDAI IDs which permit a player to set up a GUNDAM as his/her own avatar, fight with other GUNDAM avatars and collect GUNDAMs. GUNDAM fans can enjoy attractive and entertaining contents.
To commemorate its refurbishing and reopening, the GUNDAM.INFO site has been carrying out a Registration Campaign since December 1, 2012, for GUNDAM fans the world over, except those living in Japan. Featured prizes include "iPad minis" and "telephone cards." To enter, please visit the "Registration Campaign" page on the site.
- GUNDAM.INFO official site:
Star Trek Online Celebrates Three-year Anniversary
REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Jan. 31, 2013 -- Perfect World Entertainment Inc. is pleased to announce that celebrations for the Three-year Anniversary of Star Trek Online have officially begun. Starting today, Captains are invited to experience "Temporal Ambassador," a special Anniversary Episode starring Denise Crosby who will be reprising her role as Lieutenant Tasha Yar from Star Trek: The Next Generation. Players can also look forward to a wealth of rewards by participating in Star Trek Online's Three-year Anniversary in-game event hosted by everyone's favorite omnipotent being, the notorious Q.
"We've come a long way since Star Trek Online first launched in February 2010," said Daniel Stahl, Executive Producer at Cryptic Studios. "Since then, I've had the pleasure to serve alongside one of the most talented development teams in the industry. Moving forward, the mission will remain the same: Star Trek Online is a game built by Star Trek fans, for Star Trek fans -- and we will continue to bring the universe we love so much to life."
Mattel Reports 2012 Financial Results and Declares Quarterly Dividend
Fourth Quarter Highlights
February 1, 2013 - (Sponsor Announcement) - Online retailer BigBadToyStore.com has several items of interest to collectors:
Two new Fansproject items
Factory Entertainment announces Game of Thrones® collectibles license
Concord, CA – January 30, 2013 -- Factory Entertainment, Inc. announced today that it has entered into a multi-year licensing agreement with HBO® (Home Box Office, Inc.) to produce a line of collectibles across several categories from the Emmy® award winning television series Game of Thrones.
The first products are currently in development with a planned release starting in the summer of 2013. Initial prototypes will be unveiled in the Factory Entertainment Booth (#4979) at New York Toy Fair in February.
January 31, 2013 - 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.
January 30, 2013 - Hasbro has released his update on their new 6-inch Star Wars action figure product line, promising more to come during Toy Fair in a few weeks:
Star Wars fans,
Yesterday, Hasbro's new line of collector-targeted Star Wars figures, Star Wars Black, was announced on USAToday.com, which will include both traditional 3.75-inch action figures and a brand-new scale, 6-inch figures. Hasbro is excited to now share with you its official photography for the first 6-inch Star Wars Black figure, X-Wing Pilot Luke Skywalker.
The official description for the 6-inch line is below:
STAR WARS® BLACK SERIES 6-INCH ACTION FIGURES
(Approximate retail price: $19.99; Ages: 4 & up; Available: Fall 2013)
Announcing Celebration Europe Celebrity Host, Warwick Davis!
January 30, 2013 - Fans attending Star Wars Celebration, the official Lucasfilm event for all things Star Wars, will enjoy the talents of an extraordinary Celebrity Host, Warwick Davis.
Davis, who has been well known to Star Wars fans since his career-starting performance as Wicket the Ewok in Return of the Jedi, will preside at the Celebration Stage, the hot spot for the biggest shows of the weekend.
Expect great entertainment. Davis, a veteran Celebration host, is known for having a bit of fun with his guests, and coaxing unexpected exploits and information from them on the stage. The event takes place this July 26-28 in Essen, Germany.
January 30, 2013 - (Sponsor Announcement) - Online retailer BigBadToyStore.com has several items of interest to collectors:
FANSPROJECT FUNCTION X-01, FUNCTION X-02, FUNCTION X-03
Three new figures from FansProject combine homages to figures past with current articulation and engineering. Function X-01 Code transforms into a futuristic four-wheeled vehicle whose driver becomes the robot's head; Function X-02 Quadruple U Becomes a wolf-like creature whose trainer becomes its head in robot mode; Function X-03 Smart Robin becomes a futuristic star fighter whose pilot becomes the head of the robot. Each of these figures is listed at $68.99, with the Function X-01 being very limited.
TRANSFORMERS MASTERPIECE MP-19 BLUESTREAK