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Site Update: Classified Ads, Updated Forum, New Location & RSS Feed for the News Section

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/rtmboxicon.gifWe've made a few changes to the site - please read for more details.


[Updated 2/06/2012]

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LEGO Teams with Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/legologo_tn.jpgThe LEGO Group has teamed with Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation to help raise funds for cancer research.


[Updated 2/02/2012]

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Toy Recalls for Week of January 30

http://www.toymania.com/logos/cpsc_logo.jpgHere's a quick summary of what toys and child-related items have been recalled in the past week or so.


[Updated 2/02/2012]

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Play Arts Arkham Asylum, Ozark City Sharks, Bandai Japan at Big Bad Toy Store

http://www.toymania.com/centralad/bbts150x75.jpgOnline retailer BigBadToyStore.com has a variety of new arrivals in stock and available for pre-ordering, including Play Arts Arkham Asylum figures, replicas from Ozark City Sharks, several new pieces from Bandai Japan, and more.


[Updated 2/02/2012]

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Warner Bros Announces 2012 Toy Fair Plans

http://www.toymania.com/logos/wb_logo.jpgWarner Bros. has summarized some of their licensed items (The Hobbit! The Dark Knight Rises!) which will be appearing at the 2012 American International Toy Fair.


[Updated 2/02/2012]

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Transformers Prime, Avengers Movie, Doctor Who, Marvel Minimates at Big Bad Toy Store

http://www.toymania.com/centralad/bbts150x75.jpgOnline retailer BigBadToyStore.com has a variety of new arrivals in stock and available for pre-ordering, including Avengers movie toys from Hasbro, Transformers Prime Robots in Disguise figures, a Doctor Who action figure set, new Marvel Minimates, and more.


[Updated 2/02/2012]

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Mattel Completes Acquisition of HIT Entertainment

http://www.toymania.com/logos/mattellogo.jpgMattel has acquired HIT Entertainment, the company which owns Thomas & Friends, Barney, Bob the Builder, and other popular preschool brands.


[Updated 2/01/2012]

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Mattel Reports 2011 Financial Results

http://www.toymania.com/logos/mattellogo.jpgMattel has released their financial reports for 2011.


[Updated 2/01/2012]

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Hasbro Avengers Pre-Orders at Big Bad Toy Store

http://www.toymania.com/centralad/bbts150x75.jpgOnline retailer BigBadToyStore.com has several new toys and action figures from the Hasbro Avengers movie line-up available for pre-order.


[Updated 2/01/2012]

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K'NEX: Angry Birds Building Sets

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/knexlogo.gifYes, please! K'NEX will be releasing building sets based on Angry Birds - expect to see them in stores in Fall 2012.


[Updated 1/31/2012]

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Stretch Armstrong Movie in April 2014

http://www.toymania.com/logos/hasbrologo.jpgHasbro's Stretch Armstrong will be a live-action movie released in April 2014.


[Updated 1/31/2012]

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2012 Transformers Collectors Club Exclusives

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/0112_tcc1_icon.jpgThe Official Transformers Collectors Club has announced several member exclusives for 2012: Over-Run, Shattered Glass Drift, and Runamuck.


[Updated 1/30/2012]

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Celebrate Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace in 3D at Toys'R'Us Stores

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/0112_trusw1_icon.jpgToys'R'Us has exclusive Star Wars toys from Hasbro to help celebrate The Phantom Menace being released in 3D.


[Updated 1/30/2012]

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Qee Loves Pink 5-inch Mini Qee Bear

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/0112_pink1_icon.jpgToy2R is adding a third flocked Qee figure to their "Qee Loves" series.


[Updated 1/30/2012]

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Feb 18: Power Rangers Super Samurai

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/0112_samurai_icon.jpgThe new Power Rangers Super Samurai premieres on Nickelodeon on February 18, 2012.


[Updated 1/30/2012]

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30 Rock X Qee Sighting - Sinned NYC Custom

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/0112_30rock1_icon.jpgA custom Toy2R figure had a prominent appearance on an episode of 30 Rock.


[Updated 1/30/2012]

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Mystique Bishoujo, Koto R2-D2 & C-3P0, Tonner Dolls, Gentle Giant Marvel at Urban-Collector

http://www.toymania.com/centralad/ucNewspost-Iconwee.gifOnline retailer Urban-Collector has a variety of new arrivals in stock and available for pre-ordering, including the Mystique Bishoujo statue, a set of R2-D2 & C-3P0 from Kotobukiya, Marvel pieces from Gentle Giant, several Tonner Dolls, and more.


[Updated 1/29/2012]

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Outer Space Men Creator to Appear at Toypocalypse 2: Futuretro

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/0112_osm1_icon.jpgThe Four Horsemen are announcing more toy industry guests who will be appearing at their upcoming gallery show in New York City.


[Updated 1/29/2012]

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GI Joe Collector's Club: Footloose Action Figure

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/0112_footloose_icon.jpgThe GI Joe Collector's Club has announced Footloose as their membership incentive action figure for 2012.


[Updated 1/29/2012]

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Bobble Bots Moshi Monsters

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/megaphone_icon.gifThe folks who brought you Hexbugs are now releasing Moshi Monsters with the same technology.


[Updated 1/29/2012]

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Reprolabels, 2012 DC Direct at Big Bad Toy Store

http://www.toymania.com/centralad/bbts150x75.jpgOnline retailer BigBadToyStore.com has several new toys and action figures available for pre-order, including the new DC Direct items for 2012, Transformers Reprolabels, and more.


[Updated 1/29/2012]

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Zinkies: Half the Size of Squinkies

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/megaphone_icon.gifBlip Toys is launching a line of Squinkies, but even smaller than the originals - Squinkies Zinkies.


[Updated 1/27/2012]

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Toy Recalls for Week of January 23

http://www.toymania.com/logos/cpsc_logo.jpgHere's a quick summary of what toys and child-related items have been recalled in the past week or so.


[Updated 1/27/2012]

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Halo, Unimax, Bowen Marvel, Real Steel, 1/4 Scale Predators at Big Bad Toy Store

http://www.toymania.com/centralad/bbts150x75.jpgOnline retailer BigBadToyStore.com has a variety of new arrivals in stock and available for pre-ordering, including 1/4 scale Predator figures, several new Halo items, new Marvel statues from Bowen Designs, Real Steel action figures, 1/18 scale video game action figures from Unimax, and more.


[Updated 1/26/2012]

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Voltaire's 5 Inch Deady Bunee Mini Qees

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/0112_voltaire1_icon.jpgToy2R is releasing two new Voltaire designs in their mini Qee figure format.


[Updated 1/26/2012]

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Toys'R'Us Great Trade-In Event

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/trulogo_tn.jpgToys'R'Us is once again holding a trade-in event, during which you can take in older baby items for a discount on new items.


[Updated 1/25/2012]

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Bowen, The Munsters, Evil Dead, LDD 23, DC Direct at Urban-Collector

http://www.toymania.com/centralad/ucNewspost-Iconwee.gifOnline retailer Urban-Collector has a variety of new arrivals in stock and available for pre-ordering, including oodles of new DC Direct items, several Marvel pieces from Bowen Designs, Living Dead Dolls series 23, Evil Dead 2 action figures, new Munsters action figures, and more.


[Updated 1/23/2012]

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Eddie & Marilyn Munster Action Figures

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/0112_munsters_icon.jpgDiamond Select is adding Eddie and Marilyn to their series of Munsters action figures.


[Updated 1/23/2012]

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Feb 10-12: Star Wars 3D Special Events

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/0112_3d1_icon.jpgA batch of AMC Theaters are having special events during the opening weekend of Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace in 3D.


[Updated 1/23/2012]

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Hunger Games, E.T., Marvel Minimates, Munsters at Big Bad Toy Store

http://www.toymania.com/centralad/bbts150x75.jpgOnline retailer BigBadToyStore.com has several new toys and action figures available for pre-order, including Hunger Games action figures, a 30th anniversary E.T. set, several batches of Marvel Minimates, two new Munsters action figures, and more.


[Updated 1/22/2012]

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JOElanta Toy Show March 18th

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/megaphone_icon.gifThe 12th annual JOElanta toy show will be held on March 18, 2012, in Atlanta, Georgia.


[Updated 1/20/2012]

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DC Entertainment Reveals New Brand Identity

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/0112_dclogo1_icon.jpgDC Entertainment has unveiled their new logo.


[Updated 1/20/2012]

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Toy Recalls for Week of January 16

http://www.toymania.com/logos/cpsc_logo.jpgHere's a quick summary of what toys and child-related items have been recalled in the past week or so.


[Updated 1/20/2012]

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Halo, Bowen, Hasbro Marvel, Hot Toys Tumbler at Big Bad Toy Store

http://www.toymania.com/centralad/bbts150x75.jpgOnline retailer BigBadToyStore.com has several new toys and action figures available for pre-order.


[Updated 1/20/2012]

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Hasbro Expands Marvel Super Hero Adventures

http://www.toymania.com/logos/hasbrologo.jpgHasbro will be expanding their Marvel Super Hero Adventures product line in 2012 - expect to see more action figures, playsets, and plush toys.


[Updated 1/19/2012]

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Scarface, Outer Space Men, Iron Man, DC Direct at Big Bad Toy Store

http://www.toymania.com/centralad/bbts150x75.jpgOnline retailer BigBadToyStore.com has a variety of new arrivals in stock and available for pre-ordering, including Scarface action figures from two different companies, a Hot Toys Iron Man Mark I (version 2.0), oodles of new DC Direct, NYCC exclusive Outer Space Men, and more.


[Updated 1/19/2012]

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DC Direct Shipping Schedule

http://www.toymania.com/logos/dcd_logo.jpgThe schedule of release dates for DC Direct products. Not an update, just a listing of the dates as they appeared in the original solicitations for the products.


[Updated 1/17/2012]

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DC Comics - The New 52: Justice League Batman Action Figure

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/0112_dcd_52_icon.jpgDC Direct is adding another Jim Lee Batman to their Batman Black and White statue series.


[Updated 1/17/2012]

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Batman Black and White: The New 52 by Jim Lee Statue

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/0112_dcd_bmbw_icon.jpgDC Direct is adding another Jim Lee Batman to their Batman Black and White statue series.


[Updated 1/17/2012]

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MAD Vinyl Spy vs. Spy 2-Pack

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/0112_dcd_spy_icon.jpgDC Direct is releasing a two-pack of Spy vs. Spy figures.


[Updated 1/17/2012]

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DC Direct: February 2012 Resolicits

http://www.toymania.com/logos/dcd_logo.jpgDC Direct is resoliciting several pieces that we have previously seen, so be sure to check on your orders.


[Updated 1/17/2012]

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Earthworm Jim 6-inch Action Figure

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/0112_jim_icon.jpgMezco will be releasing a 6-inch Earthworm Jim action figure in July 2012.


[Updated 1/17/2012]

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Living Dead Dolls Series 23

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/0112_ldd23_icon.jpgMezco is offering a 23rd series of Living Dead Dolls, to be released in July 2012.


[Updated 1/17/2012]

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MCA's 5 Inch Qee-Zilla Kid Mini Qee Teaser

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/0112_zilla_icon.jpgToy2R is planning a new character in their mini Qee figure format.


[Updated 1/17/2012]

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Jan 30: Super Hero Squad on the Hub

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/0112_shs_icon.jpgThe Super Hero Squad Show will be on The Hub network starting January 30, 2012.


[Updated 1/17/2012]

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Thor Modern Museum Statue, Hot Wheels Elite A-Team Van, Evil Dead 2, Walking Dead at Urban-Collector

http://www.toymania.com/centralad/ucNewspost-Iconwee.gifOnline retailer Urban-Collector has a variety of new arrivals in stock and available for pre-ordering, including Walking Dead action figures, the Hot Wheels Elite A-Team Van, a Thor Modern Museum statue, Evil Dead 2 action figures, and more.


[Updated 1/16/2012]

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ReedPOP Adds Fantasy Football Fest

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/megaphone_icon.gifReedPOP is adding a new show - the Fantasy Football Fest - to its roster of pop culture conventions. The first one will be held in August in Atlantic City.


[Updated 1/16/2012]

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Win Monster Jam Tickets from K'NEX

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/knexlogo.gifK'NEX is having their 20th Anniversary Celebration all through 2012 - the Monster Jam tickets are the first of "20 big prizes" as part of the celebration.


[Updated 1/16/2012]

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Josh Gates at 2012 C2E2

http://www.toymania.com/logos/c2e2.jpgJosh Gates will be appearing at the 2012 C2E2, the Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo.


[Updated 1/16/2012]

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Hot Toys Iron Man Mark I - Version 2.0 at Big Bad Toy Store

http://www.toymania.com/centralad/bbts150x75.jpgOnline retailer BigBadToyStore.com has a new version of the Hot Toys Iron Man Mark I action figure available for pre-order.


[Updated 1/15/2012]

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Jan 15: Toy Hunters on Travel Channel

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/megaphone_icon.gifA new toy-related show is airing on the Travel Channel on January 15 - it's only a pilot for now, so if enough people watch, it could be a regular series.


[Updated 1/13/2012]

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Mezco LDD Charity Auction

http://www.toymania.com/logos/mezco_logo.jpgMezco Toyz is holding an auction of special Living Dead Doll items, with the sale price to benefit the HeavenSent Bulldog Rescue.


[Updated 1/13/2012]

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Toy Recalls for Week of January 9

http://www.toymania.com/logos/cpsc_logo.jpgHere's a quick summary of what toys and child-related items have been recalled in the past week or so.


[Updated 1/13/2012]

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Toys'R'Us Raised $4 Million for Toys for Tots

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/trulogo_tn.jpgDuring the 2011 holiday season, Toys'R'Us raised four million dollars to help Toys for Toys.


[Updated 1/12/2012]

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Mass Effect, ThunderCats, Smurfs, Kratos, Hobbit Jewelry at Big Bad Toy Store

http://www.toymania.com/centralad/bbts150x75.jpgOnline retailer BigBadToyStore.com has a variety of new arrivals in stock and available for pre-ordering, including Mass Effect action figures, ThunderCats figures, Smurfs figurines, jewelry based on The Hobbit, God of War III Kratos figure, a pair of Vanquish figures from Play Arts Kai, and more.


[Updated 1/11/2012]

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Jon-Paul Kaiser's Captain Sturnbrau Figure

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/0112_sturnbrau1_icon.jpgToy2R is releasing the regular version of Jon-Paul Kaiser's Captain Sturnbrau mini Qee figure.


[Updated 1/11/2012]

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Living Dead Dolls Thirteenth Anniversary Series Variant Set

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/0112_ldd_icon.jpgMezco is offering the Living Dead Dolls Thirteenth Anniversary Series Variant Set for sale on their Mezco Direct site.


[Updated 1/11/2012]

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Sesame Street Augmented Reality Playset

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/0112_sesame1_icon.jpgQualcomm and Sesame Workshop are showing a prototype augmented reality playset at the 2012 Consumer Electronics Show.


[Updated 1/11/2012]

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Fisher-Price Offers View-Master 3D Content

http://www.toymania.com/logos/fp_logo.jpgFisher-Price is "bringing View-Master into the digital age," by repackaging their collection of 3D images for mobile devices and 3D televisions.


[Updated 1/10/2012]

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Mass Effect, Impossible Toys TF at Big Bad Toy Store

http://www.toymania.com/centralad/bbts150x75.jpgOnline retailer BigBadToyStore.com has a variety of new arrivals available for pre-ordering, including Mass Effect series 01 and 02, as well as Impossible Toys Transforming figures, and more.


[Updated 1/10/2012]

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Jazwares: Fruit Ninja Toys

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/megaphone_icon.gifJazwares has signed the master toy license for Fruit Ninja, so expect to see figures and plush toys (plus electronic items) in Spring 2012.


[Updated 1/09/2012]

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Fisher-Price Kid-Tough Portable DVR

http://www.toymania.com/logos/fp_logo.jpgFisher-Price is launching a portable DVR for kids. Yes, it allows for memory expansion for long car trips.


[Updated 1/09/2012]

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Play Arts Kai Kratos & Vanquish, Enterbay Scarface, Hot Toys Jack Sparrow & Captain America at Big Bad Toy Store

http://www.toymania.com/centralad/bbts150x75.jpgOnline retailer BigBadToyStore.com has a variety of new arrivals in stock and available for pre-ordering, including two new figures from Play Arts Kai, several Bandai/Tamashii pieces, the Enterbay Scarface (war) figure, the Hot Toys Captain America, the Hot Toys Jack Sparrow, and more.


[Updated 1/09/2012]

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WowWee Readies 6 AppGear Titles

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/megaphone_icon.gifWowWee is getting ready to launch six AppGear titles - free apps that interact with real, tangible toys.


[Updated 1/08/2012]

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LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/legologo_tn.jpgA new LEGO Batman video game is coming in Summer 2012.


[Updated 1/08/2012]

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2012 New York Comic Con 4-Day Tickets on Sale

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/0605_nycomic_icon.jpgThe New York Comic Con is now selling 4-day tickets to the 2012 event, with the single-day and 3-day tickets available later in the spring and summer.


[Updated 1/06/2012]

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Outer Space Men Customs Show at Toypocalypse 2: Futuretro

http://www.toymania.com/columns/profiles/images/4horsemenicon.gifThe Four Horsemen would like to display your custom Outer Space Men action figures at their gallery show in February 2012.


[Updated 1/06/2012]

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Walking Dead, Alien Chopsticks, Batman Legacy, Gears of War, True Blood at Urban-Collector

http://www.toymania.com/centralad/ucNewspost-Iconwee.gifOnline retailer Urban-Collector has a variety of new arrivals in stock and available for pre-ordering, including Walking Dead action figures, novelty items based on True Blood, chopsticks based on Aliens, Gears of War action figures, Batman Legacy figures, and more.


[Updated 1/06/2012]

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Vote & Win on the Toy Industry's ToyAwards Web Site

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/megaphone_icon.gifThe Toy Industry Association is seeking your votes in one of their Toy of the Year awards. Vote, and you could win a prize.


[Updated 1/06/2012]

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Despicable Me 2 Toys from Thinkway Toys

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/megaphone_icon.gifThinkway Toys will be making all manner of toys based on the upcoming film Despicable Me 2.


[Updated 1/06/2012]

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Toy Recalls for Week of January 2

http://www.toymania.com/logos/cpsc_logo.jpgHere's a quick summary of what toys and child-related items have been recalled in the past week or so.


[Updated 1/05/2012]

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GI Joe 7-packs, Enterbay T-800, DCUC 20, Sideshow Dewback at Big Bad Toy Store

http://www.toymania.com/centralad/bbts150x75.jpgOnline retailer BigBadToyStore.com has a variety of new arrivals in stock and available for pre-ordering, including their exclusive GI Joe 7-packs, Enterbay's T2 T-800 action figure, DC Universe Classics series 20, Sideshow's 12-inch scale Star Wars Dewback, and more.


[Updated 1/05/2012]

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Come Try Out the RTM Test Site

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/megaphone_icon.gifA sneak peek at what RTM is going to look like in the future.


[Updated 1/05/2012]

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January 30: 2012 Star Wars Toys

http://www.toymania.com/logos/hasbrologo.jpgHasbro has sent a message regarding the 2012 Star Wars toys.


[Updated 1/04/2012]

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Four Horsemen: Toypocalypse 2: Futuretro

http://www.toymania.com/columns/profiles/images/4horsemenicon.gifThe Four Horsemen are having a New York City gallery show around the time of the 2012 American International Toy Fair.


[Updated 1/04/2012]

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Hot Toys Captain America, Bowen Retro Hulk, Walking Dead, Dexter, World of Warcraft at Urban-Collector

http://www.toymania.com/centralad/ucNewspost-Iconwee.gifOnline retailer Urban-Collector has a variety of new arrivals in stock and available for pre-ordering, including Captain America 1/6 scale Hot Toys figure, Retro Hulk bust by Bowen Designs, the Walking Dead TV Series action figures, a 7-inch Dexter action figures, and more.


[Updated 12/31/2011]

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BotCon 2012 Updates

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/1211_botcon2_icon.jpgThe 2012 BotCon (official Transformers convention) has been announced for April in Dallas, Texas.


[Updated 12/31/2011]

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Win The Dark Horse Presents #10 Release Party

http://www.toymania.com/logos/darkhorse_logo.jpgYou and your local comic shop can win a release party from Dark Horse, including a visit from Dark Horse President Mike Richardson.


[Updated 12/31/2011]

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Diamond Select in Stores on 12/28/11

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/1211_dst1_icon.jpgAn update from Diamond Select Toys about which of their items are arriving at comic shops on December 28, 2011.


[Updated 12/31/2011]

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Sci-Fi Revoltech Iron Man Mark III, DC Universe All Stars, Gears of War 3, MLB 30 at Big Bad Toy Store

http://www.toymania.com/centralad/bbts150x75.jpgOnline retailer BigBadToyStore.com has a variety of new arrivals in stock and available for pre-ordering, including MLB SportsPicks series 30, Gears of War 3 action figures, the Hot Toys Black Suit Spider-Man, the Sci-Fi Revoltech Iron Man Mark III figure, DC Universe All Stars figures, and more.


[Updated 12/30/2011]

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Toy Recalls for Week of Dec 26

http://www.toymania.com/logos/cpsc_logo.jpgHere's a quick summary of what toys and child-related items have been recalled in the past week or so.


[Updated 12/29/2011]

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Status Update on RTM's Forum & Server

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/megaphone_icon.gifA quick update on some of the glitches that have been happening with the site lately.


[Updated 12/28/2011]

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Year-End Sale, 2012 Star Wars at Big Bad Toy Store

http://www.toymania.com/centralad/bbts150x75.jpgOnline retailer BigBadToyStore.com has a big batch of new Hasbro Star Wars items available for pre-ordering.


[Updated 12/26/2011]

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Hot Toys Black Spider-Man, South Park, DC vs MOTU, Green Lantern at Big Bad Toy Store

http://www.toymania.com/centralad/bbts150x75.jpgOnline retailer BigBadToyStore.com has a variety of new arrivals in stock and available for pre-ordering, including the 1/6 Hot Toys Black Spider-Man figure, South Park Classics action figures, DC vs MOTU figures, Green Lantern action figures, and more.


[Updated 12/23/2011]

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Holiday Toy Safety Tips

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/megaphone_icon.gifSt. Joseph's Children's Hospital has a list of toy safety tips to keep in mind (especially during the holidays when you are gifting toys to children).


[Updated 12/23/2011]

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Toy Recalls for Week of Dec 19

http://www.toymania.com/logos/cpsc_logo.jpgHere's a quick summary of what toys and child-related items have been recalled in the past week or so.


[Updated 12/23/2011]

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Arkham City, Alice, Retro Star Trek, Mumm-Ra, Dark Knight Mez-Itz at Urban-Collector

http://www.toymania.com/centralad/ucNewspost-Iconwee.gifOnline retailer Urban-Collector has a variety of new arrivals in stock and available for pre-ordering, including Batman Arkham City series 2, Batman Dark Knight Mez-Itz, Star Trek retro figures, Alice Madness Returns figure, a 14-inch Thundercats Mumm-Ra figure, and more.


[Updated 12/22/2011]

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Minimates Femme Fatales Set 2

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/1211_femme1_icon.jpgDiamond Select has a second set of Femme Fatales Minimates on the way - Alice, Little Red, Anne Bonny, and Medusa.


[Updated 12/22/2011]

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Light-Up Ghostbusters Statues

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/1211_gb1_icon.jpgDiamond Select has three light-up Ghostbusters statues on the way: Slimer, Terror Dog, and the Stay-Puft Marshmallow Man.


[Updated 12/22/2011]

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Minimates Vehicles Arriving Soon: KITT, KARR, The Vendetta

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/1211_mmveh1_icon.jpgDiamond Select has several Minimates Vehicles which will be in stores in January - KITT and KARR from Knight Rider, and a new pirate ship from the Calico Jack Pirate Raiders series.


[Updated 12/22/2011]

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iTunes Sale: GI Joe Renegades & Transformers Prime

http://www.toymania.com/logos/hasbrologo.jpgHasbro has let us know that the first season of both GI Joe Renegades and Transformers Prime are discounted in the iTunes store through January 4, 2012.


[Updated 12/22/2011]

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Casting Call: Fandom Rising

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/megaphone_icon.gifThe tv show "Fandom Rising" is looking for "pop culture fanatics" to feature on a show from the creators of The Jersey Shore.


[Updated 12/22/2011]

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Alien Chopsticks, Walking Dead, Gentle Giant, Galactic Guardians Heroclix at Big Bad Toy Store

http://www.toymania.com/centralad/bbts150x75.jpgOnline retailer BigBadToyStore.com has a variety of new arrivals in stock and available for pre-ordering, including Marvel Galactic Guardians Heroclix, Alien chopsticks, Walking Dead action figures, five new pieces from Gentle Giant, the Marvel Bishoujo Storm statue, and more.


[Updated 12/22/2011]

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LEGO Adds LEGO Friends Sets

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/legologo_tn.jpgLEGO is hoping to attract more girls with their LEGO Friends sets in 2012.


[Updated 12/22/2011]

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K'NEX Vacation Sweepstakes

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/knexlogo.gifK'NEX is teaming with Beaches Resorts for a sweepstakes in 2012.


[Updated 12/22/2011]

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Nien Nunb, Sucker Punch Blondie, Kenner Hammerhead, Hot Toys Bespin Luke at Urban-Collector

http://www.toymania.com/centralad/ucNewspost-Iconwee.gifOnline retailer Urban-Collector has a variety of new arrivals in stock and available for pre-ordering, including a Nien Nunb mini bust, a 12-inch version of Kenner's Hammerhead action figure, a Blondie statue from Sucker Punch, the Hot Toys Luke Skywalker Bespin Outfit DX Series 1:6 Scale Figure, and more.


[Updated 12/16/2011]

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LEGO: Lord of the Rings & The Hobbit

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/legologo_tn.jpgThe LEGO Group will be making toys based on the Lord of the Rings trilogy and the two Hobbit films.


[Updated 12/16/2011]

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Joe Kubert at 2012 C2E2

http://www.toymania.com/logos/c2e2.jpgThe 2012 Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo has announced Joe Kubert as a Spotlight Comic Guest.


[Updated 12/16/2011]

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Toy Recalls for Week of Dec 12

http://www.toymania.com/logos/cpsc_logo.jpgHere's a quick summary of what toys and child-related items have been recalled in the past week or so.


[Updated 12/16/2011]

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Alice: Madness Returns, ST: TNG Retro Figures, B&W Walking Dead, Eaglemoss at Big Bad Toy Store

http://www.toymania.com/centralad/bbts150x75.jpgOnline retailer BigBadToyStore.com has pre-orders available for several new toys, including the Hot Toys War Machine, Previews-exclusive versions of the Walking Dead action figures, retro Star Trek: TNG figures, and more.


[Updated 12/16/2011]

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CustomCon 30 Day Five

http://www.toymania.com/logos/cc30logo.gifThe fifth day of CustomCon 30 is now online.


[Updated 12/16/2011]

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Almost Naked Animals Licensees Named

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/megaphone_icon.gif9 Story Entertainment has named several new licensees (toys!) for the Almost Naked Animals cartoon series. Expect to see the items in stores by Fall 2012.


[Updated 12/16/2011]

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CustomCon 30 Day Four

http://www.toymania.com/logos/cc30logo.gifThe fourth day of CustomCon 30 is now online.


[Updated 12/15/2011]

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"The Geek Shall Inherit" Podcast

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/megaphone_icon.gifDaniel Pickett and Jason Lenzi have launched a new pop culture podcast.


[Updated 12/15/2011]

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CustomCon 30 Day Three

http://www.toymania.com/logos/cc30logo.gifThe third day of CustomCon 30 is now online.


[Updated 12/15/2011]

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Talking Tom Toys & Collectibles

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/megaphone_icon.gifOutfit7 has licensed their Talking Tom (and other Talking Friends) character for toys, apparel, home items, and all sorts of goodies.


[Updated 12/15/2011]

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CustomCon 30 Day Two

http://www.toymania.com/logos/cc30logo.gifThe second day of CustomCon 30 is now online.


[Updated 12/15/2011]

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DC LEGO, Batman: Arkham City, Doctor Who, Marvel Minimates at Big Bad Toy Store

http://www.toymania.com/centralad/bbts150x75.jpgOnline retailer BigBadToyStore.com has a variety of new arrivals in stock and available for pre-ordering, including DC LEGO sets, Star Wars LEGO sets, the Batman: Arkham City action figures from DC Direct, Doctor Who action figures, two batches of Marvel Minimates, and more.


[Updated 12/15/2011]

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DC Direct Shipping Schedule

http://www.toymania.com/logos/dcd_logo.jpgThe schedule of release dates for DC Direct products. Not an update, just a listing of the dates as they appeared in the original solicitations for the products.


[Updated 12/12/2011]

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DC Direct: December 2011 & January 2012 Resolicits

http://www.toymania.com/logos/dcd_logo.jpgDC Direct is resoliciting several pieces that we have previously seen, so be sure to check on your orders.


[Updated 12/12/2011]

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DST: Marvel Minimates Classics

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/1211_bestof_icon.jpgDiamond Select is re-releasing a batch of "Marvel Minimates Classics" - several two-packs featuring your favorite characters in your favorite costumes.


[Updated 12/12/2011]

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Batman: Arkham City: Series 2 Action Figures

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/1211_dcd_ac1_icon.jpgDC Direct is releasing a second series of Batman: Arkham City action figures, including the Riddler, Catwoman, a variant Batman, Hush, and the Mad Hatter.


[Updated 12/12/2011]

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CustomCon 30 Day One

http://www.toymania.com/logos/cc30logo.gifThe first day of CustomCon 30 is now online.


[Updated 12/12/2011]

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Galactic Holiday Outer Space Men Waves 3 & 4

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/1211_galhol1_icon.jpgThe Four Horsemen have special versions of their Outer Space Men action figures available for the holiday season.


[Updated 12/09/2011]

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Rocky, Holiday Yoda, Bowen Marvel, iPhone Covers, Boba Fett Bust Bank at Urban-Collector

http://www.toymania.com/centralad/ucNewspost-Iconwee.gifOnline retailer Urban-Collector has a variety of new arrivals in stock and available for pre-ordering, including Rocky and Apollo action figures, the Holiday Yoda 1/6 scale figure, new Marvel pieces from Bowen Designs, the Star Wars Boba Fett bust bank, several iPhone covers and cases, and more.


[Updated 12/09/2011]

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Hasbro Plans to Eliminate PVC from Packaging

http://www.toymania.com/logos/hasbrologo.jpgHasbro plans to stop using PVC as part of "all new core toy and game packaging" in 2013. They are already phasing out PVC in some of their game packaging.


[Updated 12/09/2011]

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Hess Toy Truck Racing App

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/megaphone_icon.gifThe Hess Corporation has released a second app, this one featuring the 2011 Hess Toy Truck and Race Car.


[Updated 12/09/2011]

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Toy Recalls for Week of Dec 5

http://www.toymania.com/logos/cpsc_logo.jpgHere's a quick summary of what toys and child-related items have been recalled in the past week or so.


[Updated 12/09/2011]

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Secret Wars, Marvel Legends, NBA, Playmobil Dragon's Land, POP! Disney at Big Bad Toy Store

http://www.toymania.com/centralad/bbts150x75.jpgOnline retailer BigBadToyStore.com has a variety of new arrivals in stock and available for pre-ordering, including the Terrax Build-A-Figure wave of Marvel Legends, Marvel Secret Wars two-packs, dragon-themed Playmobil sets, POP! Disney figures, McFarlane NBA three-packs, and more.


[Updated 12/08/2011]

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December 2011 Hasbro Star Wars Q&A

http://www.toymania.com/logos/hasbrologo.jpgAnswers from Hasbro to two questions about their Star Wars product lines.


[Updated 12/07/2011]

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Thundercats Cats Lair Resin Environment Statue

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/1211_lair1_icon.jpgIcon Heroes is releasing a diorama for your Thundercats staction figures.


[Updated 12/06/2011]

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DST Wants Your Minimate Travel Photos

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/diasel_logo.jpgDiamond Select is hoping you take a Minimate with your on your travels and will share your photos with them.


[Updated 12/06/2011]

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Marvel Legends Terrax Wave at Big Bad Toy Store

http://www.toymania.com/centralad/bbts150x75.jpgOnline retailer BigBadToyStore.com has pre-orders available for the Terrax Build-A-Figure series of Marvel Legends action figures.


[Updated 12/06/2011]

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BotCon 2012 in Dallas, April 26 to 29th

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/1211_botcon_icon.jpgThe 2012 BotCon (official Transformers convention) has been announced for April in Dallas, Texas.


[Updated 12/06/2011]

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DST: Thor's Hammer Bottle Opener

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/1211_thoropen1_icon.jpgDiamond Select is launching a line of Marvel Comics-based bottle openers, starting with Thor's Hammer.


[Updated 12/06/2011]

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DCUC 20, Yoda, SW Umbrellas & Lightsaber Lamps, Snow White & Evil Queen LDDs, Super 8 Argus Cube Replica at Urban-Collector

http://www.toymania.com/centralad/ucNewspost-Iconwee.gifOnline retailer Urban-Collector has a variety of new arrivals in stock and available for pre-ordering, including Living Dead Dolls of Snow White and the Evil Queen, Star Wars umbrellas and lightsaber lamps, a replica of the Super 8 Argus Cube, the Holiday Yoda figure, a Yoda tree topper, DCUC wave 20, and more.


[Updated 12/02/2011]

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OAFE.net 2011 Toy of the Year Awards

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/oafelogoicon.jpgThe end of the year means that the OAFE.net toy awards are again open for voting.


[Updated 12/02/2011]

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Toy Recalls for Week of Nov 28

http://www.toymania.com/logos/cpsc_logo.jpgHere's a quick summary of what toys and child-related items have been recalled in the past week or so.


[Updated 12/02/2011]

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Gort Predator, Transformers Generations Wave 05, Mortal Kombat Gift Packs at Big Bad Toy Store

http://www.toymania.com/centralad/bbts150x75.jpgOnline retailer BigBadToyStore.com has a variety of new arrivals in stock and available for pre-ordering, including Mortal Kombat Gift Packs, Transformers Generations Wave 05, Green Lantern wave 4, and more.


[Updated 12/02/2011]

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FANtastic Exclusive Raavia Sale Extended

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/1110_raavia_icon.jpgFrom now until the end of 2011, our red tiger action figure, the FANtastic Exclusive Raavia, is on sale!


[Updated 12/01/2011]

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DST: Medusa Femme Fatales Statue

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/1211_medusa1_icon.jpgDiamond Select is adding Medusa to their Femme Fatales statue series.


[Updated 12/01/2011]

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Choicee & Toy2R: Qee USB Drives

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/1211_qeedrive_icon.jpgChoicee & Toy2R are releasing USB drives based on the Qee Bear shape.


[Updated 12/01/2011]

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DST: Femme Fatales Statue Series

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/1211_dstff1_icon.jpgDiamond Select is releasing a series of statues with new interpretations of classic female characters.


[Updated 12/01/2011]

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2012 GI Joe 4, Hot Toys Samurai Predator, Gamera, LEGO Star Wars at Big Bad Toy Store

http://www.toymania.com/centralad/bbts150x75.jpgOnline retailer BigBadToyStore.com has a variety of new arrivals in stock and available for pre-ordering, including the Hot Toys Samurai Predator figure, the fourth wave of GI Joe for 2012, two more pieces of the TFC Toys Hercules, new Godzilla and Gamera figures, LEGO Star Wars sets, and more.


[Updated 12/01/2011]

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Dark Horse Contest: You Can Be Killed in a Comic Book

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/1211_strain_icon.jpgDark Horse is holding a contest in which the prize is that you are drawn into a comic book as a victim of a vampire.


[Updated 12/01/2011]

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Marvel Select Avengers Movie Hulk & Hawkeye

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/1211_msav1_icon.jpgDiamond Select is adding Hawkeye and the Hulk from the Avengers movie to the Marvel Select action figure series in 2012.


[Updated 12/01/2011]

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Encore Devastator, GI Joe Renegades, MP-09B, Alternity Dai Atlas, Neck Breaker & Madblender at Big Bad Toy Store

http://www.toymania.com/centralad/bbts150x75.jpgOnline retailer BigBadToyStore.com has an interesting batch of GI Joe and Transformers toys now available in-stock and another batch up for pre-order.


[Updated 11/30/2011]

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Four Horsemen Announce Gothitropolis Busts

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/1111_4hbust1_icon.jpgThe Four Horsemen have announced a new way to collect their Gothitropolis characters.


[Updated 11/28/2011]

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Waves 3 & 4 Infinity Edition Outer Space Men

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/1111_osm1_icon.jpgThe Four Horsemen have shared more images of their upcoming Infinity Edition Outer Space Men action figures.


[Updated 11/28/2011]

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Toy2R USA Sale Continues - 25% Off

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/1111_toy2rcyber_icon.jpgToy2R is having a sale in their online store, but it ends on December 1st, so head over there soon.


[Updated 11/28/2011]

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CustomCon 30: Enter by November 30th

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/megaphone_icon.gifCustomCon 30 has been announced for December 2011.


[Updated 11/28/2011]

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"Deck The PEEPS" Holiday Art Contest

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/1111_peeps_icon.jpgAre you crafty? Do you like PEEPS? Do you like to win things? This might be the contest for you!


[Updated 11/28/2011]

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Four Horsemen: 3-Hour Cyber Monday Sale

http://www.toymania.com/columns/profiles/images/4horsemenicon.gifThe Four Horsemen are having a three-hour sale in their Store Horsemen on November 28, 2011.


[Updated 11/28/2011]

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Hot Toys, Black Friday, Bowen, Doctor Who at Big Bad Toy Store

http://www.toymania.com/centralad/bbts150x75.jpgOnline retailer BigBadToyStore.com has a new batch of preorders available, including two Hot Toys Predator figures, a Silver Centurion Iron Man from Bowen Designs, and more.


[Updated 11/25/2011]

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Toy2R's "Protesting Black Friday" Sale

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/1111_qeesale_icon.jpgToy2R is having a sale in their online store, but it ends on December 1st, so head over there soon.


[Updated 11/24/2011]

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Toy2R presents The Qeesmas Contest

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/1111_qeesmas_icon.jpgToy2R is having a photo contest - enter by December 10 to win oodles of toys.


[Updated 11/24/2011]

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Dark Horse Digital Cyber Monday Deal

http://www.toymania.com/logos/darkhorse_logo.jpgDark Horse Digital is having a Cyber Monday sale for the first 500 people to redeem the coupon code on November 28th.


[Updated 11/24/2011]

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Nov 26: Mezco & Small Business Saturday $25 Credit

http://www.toymania.com/logos/mezco_logo.jpgMezco is teaming with American Express to get you a $25 credit if you shop with them on November 26, 2011.


[Updated 11/24/2011]

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Doctor Who Matt Smith, Torchwood Captain Jack, Hot Toys Superman, DCUC 20 at Urban-Collector

http://www.toymania.com/centralad/ucNewspost-Iconwee.gifOnline retailer Urban-Collector has a variety of new arrivals in stock and available for pre-ordering, including the Hot Toys Superman figure, Doctor Who Matt Smith bust, Torchwood Captain Jack bust, DC Universe Classics series 20 set, Angry Birds puzzles, and more.


[Updated 11/24/2011]

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November 2011 Hasbro GI Joe Q&A

http://www.toymania.com/logos/hasbrologo.jpgAnswers from Hasbro to a few questions about their GI Joe product lines.


[Updated 11/24/2011]

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Bandai: ThunderCats Roleplay Toys (10 images)

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/1111_tcatsrole1_icon.jpgBandai America is adding two new ThunderCats roleplay toys to their Spring 2012 lineup. (There are 10 images in the news item.)


[Updated 11/24/2011]

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Bandai: ThunderCats Tiger Flyer with Tygus Figure (7 images)

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/1111_tcatsflyer1_icon.jpgBandai America is adding a new ThunderCats vehicle in their Spring 2012 lineup of ThunderCats toys. (There are 7 images in the news item.)


[Updated 11/24/2011]

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Black Friday Sale at Big Bad Toy Store

http://www.toymania.com/centralad/bbts150x75.jpgOnline retailer BigBadToyStore.com has a variety of new arrivals in stock and available for pre-ordering, including the Hot Toys Bespin Luke, a Battle Tanker Add-On Kit from Maketoys, a Snow White and Evil Queen Living Dead Dolls set, Marvel Select Avengers movie figures, a Revoltech Iron Man Mark II figure, Star Trek HeroClix, and more.


[Updated 11/24/2011]

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LEGO Star Wars Santa Yoda Site

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/legologo_tn.jpgLEGO has launched a mini-site for the holidays - you can send egreetings and win prizes.


[Updated 11/24/2011]

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2012 Toy of the Year Awards Finalists

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/megaphone_icon.gifThe Toy Industry Association has named the finalists for their annual Toy of the Year Awards. Winners will be announced in February 2012.


[Updated 11/24/2011]

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MakeToys Japan - Battle Tanker Add-On Parts at Big Bad Toy Store

http://www.toymania.com/centralad/bbts150x75.jpgOnline retailer BigBadToyStore.com has the new MakeToys Japan - Battle Tanker Add-On Parts kit available for pre-order, these are accessories for a G2 Optimus Prime.


[Updated 11/23/2011]

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2011 PIRG Trouble in Toyland Report

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/megaphone_icon.gifThe U.S. Public Interest Research Group has released its 26th annual Trouble in Toyland report.


[Updated 11/23/2011]

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FANtastic Exclusive Raavia Thanksgiving Sale

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/1110_raavia_icon.jpgFrom now until the end of November, our red tiger action figure, the FANtastic Exclusive Raavia, is on sale!


[Updated 11/21/2011]

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Predators Gort, Gears of War, Doctor Who, Gentle Giant Busts at Urban-Collector

http://www.toymania.com/centralad/ucNewspost-Iconwee.gifOnline retailer Urban-Collector has a variety of new arrivals in stock and available for pre-ordering, including new nusts from Gentle Giant (Harry Potter and Star Wars), NECA's 1:4 scale Gort figure from Predators, a plush toy from Doctor Who, and more.


[Updated 11/18/2011]

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Bandai: ThunderCats 4-inch Deluxe Action Figures (7 images)

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/1111_tcats4deluxe1_icon.jpgBandai America is adding two new deluxe characters to the 4-inch action figures in their Spring 2012 lineup of ThunderCats toys. (There are 7 images in the news item.)


[Updated 11/18/2011]

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Bandai: ThunderCats 4-inch Basic Action Figures (9 images)

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/1111_tcats4basic1_icon.jpgBandai America is adding four new characters to the 4-inch action figures in their Spring 2012 lineup of ThunderCats toys. (There are 9 images in the news item.)


[Updated 11/18/2011]

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Bowen Marvel, Koto, Sideshow, Marvel Select at Big Bad Toy Store

http://www.toymania.com/centralad/bbts150x75.jpgOnline retailer BigBadToyStore.com has a new batch of preorders available, including Marvel Select Avengers movie figures, 12-inch Star Wars from Sideshow, Marvel Bowen statues, and more.


[Updated 11/18/2011]

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Bandai: ThunderCats Stylized Figure 6-Pack (6 images)

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/1111_tcatspack1_icon.jpgBandai America is adding a 6-pack of stylized figures to their Spring 2012 lineup of ThunderCats toys. (There are 6 images in the news item.)


[Updated 11/18/2011]

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WATCH Announces Top 10 Worst Toys List

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/megaphone_icon.gifAn annual list of toys which have the World Against Toys Causing Harm (WATCH) concerned.


[Updated 11/18/2011]

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Hot Toys Bespin Luke Skywalker DX at Big Bad Toy Store

http://www.toymania.com/centralad/bbts150x75.jpgOnline retailer BigBadToyStore.com has a new Luke Skywalker figure available for pre-order, a fancy new DX version from Hot Toys.


[Updated 11/17/2011]

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Toy Recalls for Week of Nov 14

http://www.toymania.com/logos/cpsc_logo.jpgHere's a quick summary of what toys and child-related items have been recalled in the past week or so.


[Updated 11/17/2011]

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DCU All Stars, Mezco Mumm-Ra, Scarface, UFC, Cybermat at Big Bad Toy Store

http://www.toymania.com/centralad/bbts150x75.jpgOnline retailer BigBadToyStore.com has a variety of new arrivals in stock and available for pre-ordering, including DC Universe All Stars action figures, a 14-inch Thundercats Mumm-Ra figure from Mezco, a 1:6 Scarface figure from Enterbay, UFC Ultimate Collector series 09, the Doctor Who Bump-N-Go Cybermat, and more.


[Updated 11/16/2011]

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Bandai: ThunderCats Mumm-Ra's Storm Charger (8 images)

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/1111_tcatsmum1_icon.jpgBandai America is adding Mumm-Ra's Storm Charger with a 4-inch Mumm-Ra action figure to their Spring 2012 lineup of ThunderCats toys. (There are 8 images in the news item.)


[Updated 11/16/2011]

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Bandai: 12-inch ThunderCats Armor of Omens Figure (10 images)

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/1111_tcatsomen1_icon.jpgBandai America is adding a 12-inch ThunderCats Armor of Omens action figure to their Spring 2012 lineup. (There are 10 images in the news item.)


[Updated 11/16/2011]

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Bandai: 6-inch ThunderCats Figures (13 images)

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/1111_tcats_icon.jpgBandai America is adding 6-inch action figures to their ThunderCats product lines - both the classic cartoon series and the modern cartoon series will be represented in this size. (There are 13 images featuring 4 action figures in the news item.)


[Updated 11/16/2011]

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On Sale November 16 from DST: Marvel Neon, Real Ghostbusters and the Punisher

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/1111_16dst1_icon.jpgDiamond Select has three new items shipping to comic book stores on November 16th - a Punisher action figure, a Marvel Comics neon sign, and a set of Real Ghostbusters Minimates.


[Updated 11/15/2011]

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Marvel Minimates Series 42 and TRU Series 12

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/1111_dstmm1_icon.jpgTwo new batches of Marvel Minimates are on their way into stores now: Wave 42 (to comic shops and specialty stores) and Toys'R'Us Wave 12. Lots of Thor and Captain America.


[Updated 11/15/2011]

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Marvel Minimates Heralds of Galactus Box Set

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/1111_dstgal1_icon.jpgThe Marvel Minimates Heralds of Galactus Box Set is exclusive to Toys'R'Us stores.


[Updated 11/15/2011]

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LEGO: Design byME to Close in January

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/legologo_tn.jpgThe LEGO Group will be closing part of their Design byMe customization service in January 2012.


[Updated 11/12/2011]

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LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/legologo_tn.jpgTT Games has released a new LEGO Harry Potter game, covering the events of the last three books and films.


[Updated 11/11/2011]

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November 2011 Hasbro Star Wars Q&A

http://www.toymania.com/logos/hasbrologo.jpgAnswers from Hasbro to two questions about their Star Wars product lines.


[Updated 11/11/2011]

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Dark Horse: Game of Thrones

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/1111_thrones1_icon.jpgDark Horse Deluxe has signed a license to create items based on HBO's Game of Thrones. If you can think of it, they are making it - magnets, busts, statues, action figures, coasters, and more.


[Updated 11/11/2011]

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Homer & Bart Simpson 10" Qee Customs

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/1111_simp1_icon.jpgToy2R has shared three new customized 10-inch Qee figures - one with a Bart Simpson base and two with a Homer Simpson base.


[Updated 11/11/2011]

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Even More Marvel vs. Capcom 3 Minimates

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/1111_2capcom1_icon.jpgDiamond Select is releasing Marvel vs. Capcom 3 Minimates at Toys'R'Us, but there will be two exclusive 2-packs available at specialty stores and comic shops.


[Updated 11/11/2011]

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Hot Wheels, Dollhouse, and Blanket Inducted into National Toy Hall of Fame

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/megaphone_icon.gifThe 2011 inductees to the National Toy Hall of Fame are Hot Wheels, the dollhouse, and the blanket.


[Updated 11/10/2011]

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Toy Recalls for Week of Nov 7

http://www.toymania.com/logos/cpsc_logo.jpgHere's a quick summary of what toys and child-related items have been recalled in the past week or so.


[Updated 11/10/2011]

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NYCC Minimates, 1/4 Gort Predator, Transformers Prime, Batman Mez-Itz, Hot Wheels Cult Classics at Big Bad Toy Store

http://www.toymania.com/centralad/bbts150x75.jpgOnline retailer BigBadToyStore.com has a variety of new arrivals in stock and available for pre-ordering, including new Transformers Prime sets, two Minimates sets from the 2011 New York Comic Con, a 1:4 scale Gort Predator with Mask from NECA, Batman Mez-Itz from Mezco, Hot Wheels Cult Classics, and more.


[Updated 11/09/2011]

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On Sale November 9 from DST: Ghostbusters, Lady Death and Star Wars

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/1111_dst1_icon.jpgDiamond Select has three new items shipping to comic book stores on November 9th - a Lady Death PVC statue, an R2-D2 vinyl bank, and a set of Real Ghostbusters Minimates.


[Updated 11/09/2011]

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Marvel vs. Capcom 3 Minimates

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/1111_capcom1_icon.jpgDiamond Select is releasing Marvel vs. Capcom 3 Minimates at Toys'R'Us.


[Updated 11/09/2011]

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Transformers Prime at Big Bad Toy Store

http://www.toymania.com/centralad/bbts150x75.jpgOnline retailer BigBadToyStore.com has several new Transformers Prime toys available for pre-order, including two deluxe waves, an entertainment pack, and more.


[Updated 11/09/2011]

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Anti-Venom Returns to Marvel Select

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/1111_anti_icon.jpgDiamond Select is re-releasing the Marvel Select Anti-Venom action figure in 2012.


[Updated 11/09/2011]

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LEGO Universe Online Game Closing in 2012

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/legologo_tn.jpgThe LEGO Universe game will close at the end of January 2012.


[Updated 11/05/2011]

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Gambit Fine Art Statue, Mumm-Ra, Aprons, Ice Cube Trays, Bowen Marvel at Urban-Collector

http://www.toymania.com/centralad/ucNewspost-Iconwee.gifOnline retailer Urban-Collector has a variety of new arrivals in stock and available for pre-ordering, including superhero tshirts and aprons, ice cube trays, a Gambit Fine Art Statue, a Bruce Lee water bottle, Thundercats Mumm-Ra Staction Figure, Marvel statues from Bowen Designs, and more.


[Updated 11/04/2011]

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Dynamic Forces: Mighty Thor/Fear Itself Comic Contest

http://www.toymania.com/logos/dfnewlogo.jpgDynamic Forces has launched a new contest - the prize is two comic books, each signed by writer Matt Fraction and each featuring a hand-drawn and inked Mjolnir by Ken Haeser.


[Updated 11/04/2011]

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Toy Recalls for Week of Oct 31

http://www.toymania.com/logos/cpsc_logo.jpgHere's a quick summary of what toys and child-related items have been recalled in the past week or so.


[Updated 11/04/2011]

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Sale, Walking Dead, Batman Legacy, Predators, Doctor Who, Rocky at Big Bad Toy Store

http://www.toymania.com/centralad/bbts150x75.jpgOnline retailer BigBadToyStore.com has a variety of new arrivals in stock and available for pre-ordering, including Walking Dead (tv and comic) action figures, Batman Legacy figures, Predators action figures, Rocky 7-inch action figures, Doctor Who figures, and more.


[Updated 11/03/2011]

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Casting Call: My Collection Obsession

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/megaphone_icon.gifThe tv show "My Collection Obsession" is looking for more collectors to feature on the show.


[Updated 11/03/2011]

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Four New The Dark Night Mez-Itz Items

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/1111_mezbat1_icon.jpgMezco Toyz has announced four new batches of The Dark Knight Mez-Itz goodness.


[Updated 11/03/2011]

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Win Toys For Helping Tots with Geeks for Tots

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/megaphone_icon.gifJoes for Toys has been reborn as Geeks for Tots - donate toys or money to Toys for Tots and you could win a prize.


[Updated 11/03/2011]

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Walking Dead, Halo at Big Bad Toy Store

http://www.toymania.com/centralad/bbts150x75.jpgOnline retailer BigBadToyStore.com has several new toys available for pre-order, including new Walking Dead action figures and Halo figures and playsets.


[Updated 11/03/2011]

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IKEA Soft Toys for Education Campaign

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/1111_ikea_icon.jpgIKEA has launched its annual Soft Toys for Education campaign, this time donating toys to Toys for Tots in addition to their traditional fund raising for UNICEF and Save the Children.


[Updated 11/02/2011]

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Angry Birds Books Coming Soon

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/1111_birds1_icon.jpgDiamond will be helping Rovio release books based on the Angry Birds games - look for the first three books in November, with more to follow in 2012.


[Updated 11/02/2011]

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Knight Rider License Plate Replica

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/1111_kitt_icon.jpgDiamond Select is releasing a replica license plate from Knight Rider. First up is KITT, with the possibility of KARR to follow.


[Updated 11/02/2011]

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2011 NYCC Exclusive Outer Space Men on Store Horsemen

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/1111_4hosm_icon.jpgThe Four Horsemen's online store is now selling sets of Outer Space Men Beta Phase Waves 3 and 4, which were 2011 New York Comic Con exclusive action figures.


[Updated 11/02/2011]

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DST: Peter David Talks about Toys and the Death of Jean DeWolff

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/diasel_logo.jpgDiamond Select has posted an interview with comic writer Peter David about toys and the Spider-Man storyline, "The Death of Jean DeWolff."


[Updated 11/02/2011]

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Hasbro Announces New Paper Sourcing Plan

http://www.toymania.com/logos/hasbrologo.jpgHasbro has released an update on their paper sourcing policies - they are working on the environmental sustainability of their packaging and other papers used in their toys.


[Updated 11/02/2011]

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Nov. 12: Neighborhood Toy Store Day

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/megaphone_icon.gifNovember 12, 2011 is the second annual Neighborhood Toy Store Day - check your local independent toy retailer to see if they have any special events or promotions for that day.


[Updated 11/02/2011]

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Warner Bros Extends Mattel's DC License

http://www.toymania.com/logos/dclogo2005plain.jpgWarner Bros. and Mattel have extended their licensing agreement for Mattel to create toys based on DC Comics characters.


[Updated 11/02/2011]

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Raven Hex Femme Fatales PVC Statue

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/1011_raven1_icon.jpgDiamond Select is adding Raven Hex to their Femme Fatales PVC statue series.


[Updated 10/31/2011]

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CustomCon 30: Enter by November 30th

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/megaphone_icon.gifCustomCon 30 has been announced for December 2011.


[Updated 10/31/2011]

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Jinx Added to GI Joe Figure Subs

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/1011_joejinx_icon.jpgThe GI Joe Collectors Club has sent an update about their GI Joe action figure subscription service - Jinx has been announced as another of the figures in the subscription.


[Updated 10/31/2011]

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Sucklord on Bravo's Work of Art

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/megaphone_icon.gifToy artist Sucklord is a contestant on the second season of Work of Art on Bravo.


[Updated 10/30/2011]

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Cowboys and Aliens RAH, NMBC Sally, Orthanc, Gremlins, Hot Toys Indiana Jones at Urban-Collector

http://www.toymania.com/centralad/ucNewspost-Iconwee.gifOnline retailer Urban-Collector has a variety of new arrivals in stock and available for pre-ordering, including Cowboys and Aliens Real Action Hero figures, a Nightmare Before Christmas Sally statue, WETA's Orthanc Black Tower of Isengard environment, Gremlins action figures, the Hot Toys Indiana Jones figure, and more.


[Updated 10/28/2011]

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2011 Hess Toy Truck Launches November 11

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/megaphone_icon.gifThe Hess Corporation has announced their annual toy truck, and for 2011, it is a race car with a toy truck to "haul" it.


[Updated 10/28/2011]

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Toy Recalls for Week of Oct 24

http://www.toymania.com/logos/cpsc_logo.jpgHere's a quick summary of what toys and child-related items have been recalled in the past week or so.


[Updated 10/28/2011]

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Pixar Revoltech, Predators, Dark of the Moon, Power Ranger Samurai, Rocky at Big Bad Toy Store

http://www.toymania.com/centralad/bbts150x75.jpgOnline retailer BigBadToyStore.com has a variety of new arrivals in stock and available for pre-ordering, including Power Ranger Samurai action figures, Predators action figures, a box set from Dark of the Moon, Pixar Revoltech figures, 7-inch Rocky action figures, Bandai exclusives from Japan, and more.


[Updated 10/28/2011]

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DST Announces New Universal Monsters Box Set

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/1011_umset1_icon.jpgDiamond Select has announced a new box set of their Universal Monsters action figures.


[Updated 10/26/2011]

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Munsters Select Series 1 Action Figures

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/1011_munsters1_icon.jpgDiamond Select has released a photo shoot of their first three Munsters Select action figures.


[Updated 10/26/2011]

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GI Joe Subscription Packaging

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/1011_joebox_icon.jpgThe GI Joe Collectors Club has sent an update about the packaging for their GI Joe action figure subscription service.


[Updated 10/26/2011]

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Marvel Minimates Series 43: The Jean DeWolff Saga

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/1011_mm43_icon.jpgMarvel Minimates are now up to series 43, with a theme based on Peter David's The Jean DeWolff Saga. (Aunt May!!)


[Updated 10/25/2011]

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Living Dead Dolls Holiday Cards

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/1011_lddcard1_icon.jpgMezco is releasing holiday cards featuring their Living Dead Dolls.


[Updated 10/25/2011]

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Diamond Select Toys Signs Lenore

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/1011_lenore.jpgDiamond Select Toys has signed a license to create Lenore action figures, MiniMates, banks, ice cube trays, and more.


[Updated 10/24/2011]

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GI Joe Action Figure Subscriptions

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/1011_joeclub_icon.jpgThe GI Joe Collectors Club has sent an update about their GI Joe action figure subscription service.


[Updated 10/24/2011]

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Mattel Acquires HIT Entertainment

http://www.toymania.com/logos/mattellogo.jpgMattel has acquired HIT Entertainment, the company which owns Thomas & Friends, Barney, Bob the Builder, and other popular preschool brands.


[Updated 10/24/2011]

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October 2011 Hasbro GI Joe Q&A

http://www.toymania.com/logos/hasbrologo.jpgAnswers from Hasbro to a few questions about their GI Joe product lines.


[Updated 10/24/2011]

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Darth Maul ArtFX+, Doctor Who, Marvel Bowen, Munsters Select, Tonner at Urban-Collector

http://www.toymania.com/centralad/ucNewspost-Iconwee.gifOnline retailer Urban-Collector has a variety of new arrivals in stock and available for pre-ordering, including the Star Wars Darth Maul ArtFX+ statue, a Rogue statue from Bowen, Doctor Who action figures, Munsters Select action figures, several new Tonner dolls, costumes, and more.


[Updated 10/23/2011]

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Star Wars Fans' Choice Poll Now Online

http://www.toymania.com/logos/hasbrologo.jpgIt's time to go vote in the Star Wars Fans' Choice poll, to help decide on a new Star Wars action figure for 2013.


[Updated 10/23/2011]

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Dollar General: 10% off $100+ Toy Purchases

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/megaphone_icon.gifDollar General would like you to know that they sell toys and that from now through December 24, 2011, they'll give you a ten percent discount if you spend $100 or more on toys.


[Updated 10/23/2011]

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Toy Recalls for Week of Oct 17

http://www.toymania.com/logos/cpsc_logo.jpgHere's a quick summary of what toys and child-related items have been recalled in the past week or so.


[Updated 10/23/2011]

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MP-11 Coronation Starscream, Thundercats, Marvel Minimates 43, Marvel Select Amazing Spider-Man at Big Bad Toy Store

http://www.toymania.com/centralad/bbts150x75.jpgOnline retailer BigBadToyStore.com has a variety of new arrivals in stock and available for pre-ordering, including the MP-11 Coronation Starscream, two GI Joe seven-packs, new Thundercats, Marvel Minimates series 43, the Marvel Select action figure based on the upcoming Spider-Man film, and more.


[Updated 10/23/2011]

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DC Direct Shipping Schedule

http://www.toymania.com/logos/dcd_logo.jpgThe schedule of release dates for DC Direct products. Not an update, just a listing of the dates as they appeared in the original solicitations for the products.


[Updated 10/18/2011]

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DC Direct: November 2011 Solicits

http://www.toymania.com/logos/dcd_logo.jpgDC Direct is resoliciting several pieces that we have previously seen, so be sure to check on your orders.


[Updated 10/18/2011]

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Oct 19: Hasbro Marvel/Transformers NYCC Exclusives Available Online

http://www.toymania.com/logos/hasbrologo.jpgOn Wednesday, October 19, Hasbro will be selling their 2011 New York Comic Con Transformers and Marvel exclusives at their HasbroToyShop.com site.


[Updated 10/18/2011]

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Hasbro Reports Q3 2011 Results

http://www.toymania.com/logos/hasbrologo.jpgHasbro has reported their Third Quarter 2011 financial results, with net revenues up over the same period in 2010.


[Updated 10/18/2011]

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GI Joe Dreadnoks & Marauders, Renegades at Big Bad Toy Store

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/1011_bbts1_icon.jpgOnline retailer BigBadToyStore.com has several new toys available for pre-order, including two exclusive GI Joe 7-packs.


[Updated 10/17/2011]

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Hasbro Working on Being Less Gassy

http://www.toymania.com/logos/hasbrologo.jpgHasbro says that it is on track with its plans to reduce its global greenhouse gas emissions.


[Updated 10/17/2011]

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Littlest Pet Shop Pet Vacations Collection

http://www.toymania.com/logos/hasbrologo.jpgThe Littlest Pet Shop Pet Vacations collection will be exclusive to Toys'R'Us through the end of 2011. So if you are a Blythe collector, you know where to find her.


[Updated 10/16/2011]

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Tomy Signs Jim Henson's Pajanimals

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/megaphone_icon.gifTomy International has the US master toy license for Pajanimals.


[Updated 10/16/2011]

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Doctor Who, Hansel & Gretel LDD, Batman Arkham City, Marvel Minimates at Urban-Collector

http://www.toymania.com/centralad/ucNewspost-Iconwee.gifOnline retailer Urban-Collector has a variety of new arrivals in stock and available for pre-ordering, including Batman Arkham City action figures, the Hansel & Gretel Living Dead Dolls set, oodles of Doctor Who action figures, tshirts, Marvel Minimates, and more.


[Updated 10/15/2011]

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Mattel Reports Q3 2011 Results

http://www.toymania.com/logos/mattellogo.jpgMattel has reported their Third Quarter 2011 financial results, with sales up over the same period in 2010.


[Updated 10/15/2011]

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Toy Recalls for Week of Oct 10

http://www.toymania.com/logos/cpsc_logo.jpgHere's a quick summary of what toys and child-related items have been recalled in the past week or so.


[Updated 10/14/2011]

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GI Joe 7-packs, Doctor Who, Young Justice, DC HeroClix at Big Bad Toy Store

http://www.toymania.com/centralad/bbts150x75.jpgOnline retailer BigBadToyStore.com has a variety of new arrivals in stock and available for pre-ordering, including their new (exclusive) GI Joe 7-packs, Young Justice action figures, DC HeroClix sets, Doctor Who action figures, Transformers United, and more.


[Updated 10/13/2011]

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Hasbro at 2011 New York Comic Con

http://www.toymania.com/logos/hasbrologo.jpgHasbro has released a summary of its booth and products for the 2011 New York Comic Con.


[Updated 10/12/2011]

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Toy2R x Tenacious Toys Signing Schedule for NYCC

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/1011_toy2rnycc_icon.jpgToy2R has announced their signing schedule for the 2011 New York Comic Con.


[Updated 10/12/2011]

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Transformers United at Big Bad Toy Store

http://www.toymania.com/centralad/bbts150x75.jpgOnline retailer BigBadToyStore.com has several new toys available for pre-order, including new Transformers United pieces.


[Updated 10/11/2011]

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Family Guy Playset $5 Off Coupon

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/1011_familyguy_icon.jpgPlaymates Toys has posted a $5 coupon on their Facebook page, good on their Family Guy Living Room playset at Toys'R'Us.


[Updated 10/10/2011]

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Dark Horse: Green Screen NYCC Schedule

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/1011_dkgreen_icon.jpgDark Horse will be hosting a green-screen photo booth at the 2011 New York Comic Con - this is their schedule of which comic book covers will be available as the background during the show.


[Updated 10/10/2011]

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NYCC Exclusive Marvel Spider-Man Syroco

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/1011_dknyccsm_icon.jpgDark Horse is releasing an exclusive version of their Spider-Man Syroco statue for the 2011 New York Comic Con.


[Updated 10/10/2011]

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Think Geek Exclusive Zombie Monkey Plush Toy

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/1011_meztg1_icon.jpgMezco has created an exclusive plush toy for Think Geek - a zombie monkey.


[Updated 10/10/2011]

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5 Inch Mini Qees Spiked Edition

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/1011_spike1_icon.jpgToy2R is releasing do-it-yourself versions of their new spiked 5-inch Qee figures.


[Updated 10/10/2011]

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NYCC Exclusive Captain Sturnbrau

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/1011_sturnbrau_icon.jpgToy2R is releasing special edition of Jon-Paul Kaiser's Captain Sturnbrau 5" Figure, only available at the 2011 New York Comic Con.


[Updated 10/09/2011]

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Toy2R Launches 5-inch Bissy Bear

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/1011_bissy_icon.jpgToy2R is releasing a Bissy Bear as a partner to Bossy Bear.


[Updated 10/09/2011]

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Bruce Lee as Kato, BSG Viper Pilot Helmet, Headless Horseman Statue at Urban-Collector

http://www.toymania.com/centralad/ucNewspost-Iconwee.gifOnline retailer Urban-Collector has a variety of new arrivals in stock and available for pre-ordering, including a Bruce Lee as Kato statue, Bruce Lee mugs and cups, a statue of the Headless Horseman, the Battlestar Galactica Viper Pilot Helmet replica Dual Signature Edition, the Darth Vader Final Battle ArtFX statue, and more.


[Updated 10/08/2011]

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Bif Bang Pow! Six Million Dollar Man

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/megaphone_icon.gifBif Bang Pow! has signed on to create Six Million Dollar Man action figures and bobble heads, as well as other goodies like snow globes and license plate frames.


[Updated 10/08/2011]

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Bif Bang Pow! Classic Battlestar Galactica

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/megaphone_icon.gifBif Bang Pow! has signed on to create classic Battlestar Galactica action figures and bobble heads, as well as other goodies like snow globes and license plate frames.


[Updated 10/07/2011]

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The Sun Offers Free LEGO Sets in the UK

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/legologo_tn.jpgA newspaper in the UK is running a LEGO promotion - each day's paper will include a coupon you can redeem for a specific free set at a toy store.


[Updated 10/07/2011]

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Clearance Sale, Funko Blox, Doctor Who Building Sets, Walking Dead at Big Bad Toy Store

http://www.toymania.com/centralad/bbts150x75.jpgOnline retailer BigBadToyStore.com has a variety of new arrivals in stock and available for pre-ordering, including Doctor Who Building sets, the new Funko Blox figures, Walking Dead action figures, and more.


[Updated 10/06/2011]

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Toys'R'Us Adds Layaway for 2011 Holidays

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/trulogo_tn.jpgToys'R'Us has added a layaway option to help you decided to spend your 2011 holiday dollars with them.


[Updated 10/06/2011]

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Toy Recalls for Week of Oct 3

http://www.toymania.com/logos/cpsc_logo.jpgHere's a quick summary of what toys and child-related items have been recalled in the past week or so.


[Updated 10/06/2011]

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Transformers Chronicle EZ, Soundblaster, Twincast at Big Bad Toy Store

http://www.toymania.com/centralad/bbts150x75.jpgOnline retailer BigBadToyStore.com has several new toys available for pre-order, including the Encore Soundblaster and Twincast, as well as the Transformers Chronicle EZ collection.


[Updated 10/05/2011]

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Dark Horse NYCC Signing/Swag Schedule

http://www.toymania.com/logos/darkhorse_logo.jpgDark Horse has announced their signing schedule for the 2011 New York Comic Con, along with when you can swing by their booth to pick up free swag!


[Updated 10/05/2011]

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Marvel Brings Avengers Film to NYCC

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/0605_nycomic_icon.jpgMarvel Studios will be making its first appearance at New York Comic Con, when they bring footage and panelists for the Avengers film.


[Updated 10/05/2011]

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DBZ, Tonner & Bowen Marvel, Mr Spock, Mugs, Costumes at Urban-Collector

http://www.toymania.com/centralad/ucNewspost-Iconwee.gifOnline retailer Urban-Collector has a variety of new arrivals in stock and available for pre-ordering, including two Dragon Ball Z SH Figuarts action figures, Tonner dolls of Marvel characters, new Marvel statues from Bowen designs, costumes based on super heroes, coffee mugs based on superheroes, a 1:6 scale statue of Spock from Star Trek, and more.


[Updated 10/01/2011]

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Magnet Toy Class Action Settlement

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/megabloks_logo_tn.gifMEGA Brands has agreed to settle a class action lawsuit over their magnet toys, including the Magnetix product line.


[Updated 10/01/2011]

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CustomCon 30: Enter by November 30th

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/megaphone_icon.gifCustomCon 30 has been announced for December 2011.


[Updated 9/30/2011]

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LEGO Life of George: Digital-to-Physical

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/legologo_tn.jpgLEGO is releasing a special construction set that combines with an Apple iOS game/app. The app will tell you what to build and score you on it.


[Updated 9/30/2011]

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October 1-2: Alternative Press Expo

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/megaphone_icon.gifThe Alternative Press Expo (APE) will be held in San Francisco on October 1-2, 2011.


[Updated 9/30/2011]

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Toy Recalls for Week of Sept 26

http://www.toymania.com/logos/cpsc_logo.jpgHere's a quick summary of what toys and child-related items have been recalled in the past week or so.


[Updated 9/30/2011]

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Marvel Universe, JLU, MP-10, MP-09, GI Joe at Big Bad Toy Store

http://www.toymania.com/centralad/bbts150x75.jpgOnline retailer BigBadToyStore.com has a variety of new arrivals in stock and available for pre-ordering, including GI Joe action figures and vehicles, Marvel Universe action figures, JLU three-packs, the MP-10 Optimus Prime 2.0, a second run on the MP-09 Rodimus, and more.


[Updated 9/29/2011]

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Dark Horse: Programming for New York Comic Con

http://www.toymania.com/logos/darkhorse_logo.jpgDark Horse has announced their schedule for the 2011 New York Comic Con.


[Updated 9/29/2011]

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Toys'R'Us Relaunches Imaginarium

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/trulogo_tn.jpgToys'R'Us has redesigned their Imaginarium logo to remind you that these items are exclusive to Toys'R'Us.


[Updated 9/29/2011]

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Marvel Bowen, DC Direct, Mr Potato Head KISS, Costumes, Aprons at Urban-Collector

http://www.toymania.com/centralad/ucNewspost-Iconwee.gifOnline retailer Urban-Collector has a variety of new arrivals in stock and available for pre-ordering, including Mr Potato Head KISS for 2011, several new DC Direct action figures and statues, a few new Marvel pieces from Bowen Designs, Halloween costumes, aprons (Superman, the Hangover), and more.


[Updated 9/26/2011]

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October 30: Canadian Action Figure Expo

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/mapleleaf_tn.gifThe 8th annual Canadian Action Figure Expo will be held in Toronto on October 30th.


[Updated 9/26/2011]

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Toys'R'Us Plans to Hire 40,000 for the Holidays

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/trulogo_tn.jpgMany of the new (but seasonal) jobs will be in their ten distribution centers.


[Updated 9/23/2011]

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Hot Toys Iron Monger at Big Bad Toy Store

http://www.toymania.com/centralad/bbts150x75.jpgOnline retailer BigBadToyStore.com has a new Hot Toys piece available for pre-order, the Iron Monger from the first Iron Man movie.


[Updated 9/23/2011]

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Toy Recalls for Week of Sept 19

http://www.toymania.com/logos/cpsc_logo.jpgHere's a quick summary of what toys and child-related items have been recalled in the past week or so.


[Updated 9/23/2011]

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Skelanimals DC Heroes, Halo, Enterbay T-800, Lord of the Rings Heroclix, MLB Playmakers at Big Bad Toy Store

http://www.toymania.com/centralad/bbts150x75.jpgOnline retailer BigBadToyStore.com has a variety of new arrivals in stock and available for pre-ordering, including MLB Playmakers figures, the 1/4 scale Terminator T-800 figure, Lord of the Rings Heroclix, Skelanimals DC Heroes plush toys, DC Direct, Halo action figures, and more.


[Updated 9/21/2011]

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Toys'R'Us Announces 2011 Holiday Hot Toy List

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/trulogo_tn.jpgToys'R'Us has also announced their hot toy list for the 2011 holiday shopping season.


[Updated 9/21/2011]

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Kmart's Fab 15 Hot Toys for the Holidays

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/megaphone_icon.gifCongratulations to Kmart, the winner of the annual race to see which retailer could be first to release their hot holiday toy list.


[Updated 9/21/2011]

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Avatar Lands Coming to Disney Parks

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/disney_mick_tn.gifDisney Parks (starting with Walt Disney World in Orlando) will be adding theme lands based on James Cameron's Avatar movie franchise.


[Updated 9/21/2011]

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Toys'R'Us Has Big Plans for the Holidays

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/trulogo_tn.jpgToys'R'Us has outlined its plans for the 2011 holiday season - exclusive toys, lots of marketing, better distribution, and paying attention to mobile phone users.


[Updated 9/21/2011]

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DC Direct Shipping Schedule

http://www.toymania.com/logos/dcd_logo.jpgThe schedule of release dates for DC Direct products. Not an update, just a listing of the dates as they appeared in the original solicitations for the products.


[Updated 9/20/2011]

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Enterbay T2 T-800, Koto Thor Statue, MMA, Arkham City at Big Bad Toy Store

http://www.toymania.com/centralad/bbts150x75.jpgOnline retailer BigBadToyStore.com has several new toys available for pre-order, including an Enterbay Arnold (T-800) figure from Terminator 2, the Koto Thor Classic Avengers fine art statue, tons of new DC Direct, and MMA Versus series 2.


[Updated 9/20/2011]

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Sept 24: Nickelodeon's Worldwide Day of Play

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/nick_logo.jpgNickelodeon is celebrating its 8th annual Worldwide Day of Play on September 24th - so turn off your tv and go outside and play!


[Updated 9/19/2011]

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DC Universe Online: Free-to-Play Coming in October

http://www.toymania.com/logos/dclogo2005plain.jpgThe DC Universe Online game is adding free-to-play options in late October - there will now be three levels/tiers of access to the game.


[Updated 9/19/2011]

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Be a Zombie in Resident Evil 5

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/megaphone_icon.gifSony is holding an online casting call for zombies for the fifth Resident Evil movie.


[Updated 9/19/2011]

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Batman: Arkham City: Series 1 Action Figures

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/0911_dcd_af_icon.jpgDC Direct is launching a new series of Batman action figures, starting with Batman, Robin, and Harley Quinn.


[Updated 9/19/2011]

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Just-Us-League of Stupid Heroes: Series 1 Action Figures

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/0911_dcd_just_icon.jpgDC Direct is releasing three action figures of Alfred E. Neuman - as Superman, as Green Arrow, and as Aquaman.


[Updated 9/19/2011]

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Green Lantern: The Animated Series Atrocitus Maquette

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/0911_dcd_glat_icon.jpgDC Direct is releasing an animated series version of Atrocitus.


[Updated 9/19/2011]

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Batman Black and White by Sam Kieth Statue

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/0911_dcd_bwsam_icon.jpgDC Direct is giving Sam Kieth's version of Batman his turn in the Batman Black and White statue series.


[Updated 9/19/2011]

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Superman Patina Mini Statue

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/0911_dcd_patina_icon.jpgDC Direct is releasing a new color scheme for their iconic Superman mini statue.


[Updated 9/19/2011]

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Living Dead Doll Exclusive Party Invite Celebrating Sin VIP Package

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/0911_lddsin_icon.jpgThe Living Dead Doll Anniversary Party will be held in New York City during the 2011 New York Comic Con, and now you can buy your way in!


[Updated 9/18/2011]

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Classic Marvel Characters #1: Spider-Man Syroco Figurine

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/0911_dkspidey_icon.jpgDark Horse Deluxe is launching a new batch of Syroco figurines with a classic version of Spider-Man.


[Updated 9/18/2011]

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AM2 Announces 2012 Dates: June 15-17

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/megaphone_icon.gifAM2 has announced that the 2012 event will be held June 15 to 17 in Anaheim, California.


[Updated 9/18/2011]

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Charity Auction at Power-Con/ThunderCon

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/megaphone_icon.gifThe Big Toy Auction is hosting a charity auction at the Power-Con/ThunderCon on September 24th.


[Updated 9/18/2011]

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Koto Thor Statue, Commander Bly, LDD Rotten Sam/Sandy, Pop Heroes Shazam & Hawkman at Urban-Collector

http://www.toymania.com/centralad/ucNewspost-Iconwee.gifOnline retailer Urban-Collector has a variety of new arrivals in stock and available for pre-ordering, including Sideshow's 12-inch Star Wars Commander Bly action figure, the Rotten Sam and Sandy Living Dead Dolls two-pack, the Thor Classic Avengers Fine Art Statue from Kotobukiya, the Pop Heroes Shazam and Hawkman vinyl figures, and more.


[Updated 9/16/2011]

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Hostess/Transformers Instant Win Game

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/megaphone_icon.gifHostess is hosting (ha, see what we did there?) an online instant win game, and has also released limited edition Transformers-themed snack cakes.


[Updated 9/16/2011]

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Toy Recalls for Week of Sept 12

http://www.toymania.com/logos/cpsc_logo.jpgHere's a quick summary of what toys and child-related items have been recalled in the past week or so.


[Updated 9/16/2011]

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Marvel Universe Team Packs, GI Joe Exclusives, Predators Noland, Star Wars at Big Bad Toy Store

http://www.toymania.com/centralad/bbts150x75.jpgOnline retailer BigBadToyStore.com has a variety of new arrivals in stock and available for pre-ordering, including tons of Star Wars items, the Hot Toys Noland (Laurence Fishburne) from Predators, 2012 GI Joe action figures, GI Joe exclusives from previous years, several new Marvel Universe super hero team packs, Marvel Universe Secret Wars packs, and more.


[Updated 9/15/2011]

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Jon-Paul Kaiser's 36" Artist Qee - The Maori Warrior

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/0911_36maori_icon.jpgToy2R is releasing a giant 36-inch version of a Qee design by Jon-Paul Kaiser.


[Updated 9/14/2011]

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5" Vintage Hong Kong Edition - Jumping Brain Figure

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/0911_qeebrain_icon.jpgToy2R is releasing a coal-looking version of their 5-inch Jumping Brain figure.


[Updated 9/14/2011]

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36" Zombie Pirate Qee, Olaf the Mute by Jon-Paul Kaiser

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/0911_36zombie_icon.jpgToy2R is releasing a giant 36-inch version of a Qee design by Jon-Paul Kaiser.


[Updated 9/14/2011]

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America at Play: I Love This Toy Contest

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/megaphone_icon.gifThe National Toy Hall of Fame is holding a contest based on the toys nominated to enter the Toy Hall of Fame - enter by October 14, 2011.


[Updated 9/14/2011]

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Henry Winkler to Attend the Steel City Con

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/megaphone_icon.gifThe Steel City Con will be held in Pittsburgh on December 2-4, 2011, and will feature Henry Winkler as a special guest.


[Updated 9/14/2011]

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National Toy Hall of Fame 12 Toy Finalists Announced

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/megaphone_icon.gifThe list of inductees for the National Toy Hall of Fame has been announced, with the actual inductees to be announced in November. Transformers and Star Wars action figures are on the list for 2011.


[Updated 9/14/2011]

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LEGO Universe Celebrates First Anniversary

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/legologo_tn.jpgThe LEGO Universe online game is celebrating its first anniversary in October, and would like to remind you of the Free to Play option.


[Updated 9/12/2011]

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SW Plush, Tintin, Princess Bride Statues, LDD 22, Batman & Superman Ice Cube Trays at Urban-Collector

http://www.toymania.com/centralad/ucNewspost-Iconwee.gifOnline retailer Urban-Collector has a variety of new arrivals in stock and available for pre-ordering, including ice cube trays featuring Batman and Superman, Living Dead Dolls series 22, talking Star Wars plush of a Jawa and Boba Fett, two statues from the Princess Bride, a statue from The Adventures of Tintin, and more.


[Updated 9/12/2011]

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Hasbro's 2010 Corporate Philanthropy Report

http://www.toymania.com/logos/hasbrologo.jpgHasbro has released its 2010 Corporate Philanthropy Report. Nearly $24 million (fund and toys) was given to help childen in need.


[Updated 9/09/2011]

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Hasbro at 2011 New York Comic Con

http://www.toymania.com/logos/hasbrologo.jpgHasbro is heading to the New York Comic Con for the first time in 2011 - including several exclusive NYCC toys.


[Updated 9/09/2011]

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Toys'R'Us Reports 2nd Quarter 2011 Results

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/trulogo_tn.jpgToys'R'Us has reported their second quarter 2011 financial results.


[Updated 9/08/2011]

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Toy Recalls for Week of Sept 5

http://www.toymania.com/logos/cpsc_logo.jpgHere's a quick summary of what toys and child-related items have been recalled in the past week or so.


[Updated 9/08/2011]

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2012 GI Joe, Marvel Minimates 41, LEGO, GX-60 Space Emperor God Sigma, Sentinel at Big Bad Toy Store

http://www.toymania.com/centralad/bbts150x75.jpgOnline retailer BigBadToyStore.com has a variety of new arrivals in stock and available for pre-ordering, including the Marvel Universe (repainted) Sentinel 16-inch figure, oodles of LEGO sets, series 41 Marvel Minimates, GI Joe action figures for 2012, the GX-60 Space Emperor God Sigma figure, and more.


[Updated 9/08/2011]

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C2E2 Announces 2012 Dates

http://www.toymania.com/logos/c2e2.jpgThe Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo has announced the dates of the 2012 show - April 13 to 15.


[Updated 9/06/2011]

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K'NEX Needs Events Presenters

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/knexlogo.gifDo you have some free time and love K'NEX? They are searching for freelancers to help with K'NEX and KID K'NEX building programs.


[Updated 9/06/2011]

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Marvel 16" Sentinel Repaint Version at Big Bad Toy Store

http://www.toymania.com/centralad/bbts150x75.jpgOnline retailer BigBadToyStore.com has a version of the Marvel Universe Sentinel available for pre-order.


[Updated 9/06/2011]

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Mezco $5 and $20 Mystery Boxes

http://www.toymania.com/logos/mezco_logo.jpgMezco is selling Mystery Boxes at two different price points - pay $5 and get at least $20 worth of Mezco goodies, or pay $20 and get at least $60 worth of Mezco goodies.


[Updated 9/04/2011]

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September 2011 Hasbro GI Joe Q&A

http://www.toymania.com/logos/hasbrologo.jpgAnswers from Hasbro to a few questions about their GI Joe product lines.


[Updated 9/04/2011]

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Knight Rider & BTTF Minimates, Gears of War, Iron Maiden, Star Wars, South Park at Urban-Collector

http://www.toymania.com/centralad/ucNewspost-Iconwee.gifOnline retailer Urban-Collector has a variety of new arrivals in stock and available for pre-ordering, including gears of War novelty items, Star Wars commemorative action figures, an Iron Maiden action figure, Knight Rider Minimates, Back to the Future Minimates, and more.


[Updated 9/04/2011]

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Heroes Give Hope Charity Auction Results

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/megaphone_icon.gifThe Heroes Give Hope charity auction raised $1000 for disaster relief.


[Updated 9/03/2011]

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Sept 7: SDCC Marvel Mighty Muggs Spider-Man

http://www.toymania.com/logos/hasbrologo.jpgOn September 7th, the Marvel Mighty Muggs Spider-Man (one of the San Diego Comic-Con exclusive items) will be available again on the Hasbro Toy Shop web store.


[Updated 9/03/2011]

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Hasbro Marvel & Transformers at Big Bad Toy Store

http://www.toymania.com/centralad/bbts150x75.jpgOnline retailer BigBadToyStore.com has a variety of new arrivals in stock and available for pre-ordering, including tons of new Marvel and Transformers items from Hasbro, and more.


[Updated 9/03/2011]

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Sept 28: Family Game Night

http://www.toymania.com/logos/hasbrologo.jpgHasbro is hosting a "great games trade-in" event, offering discounts on new games when you recycle your old games. Family Game Night is September 28th.


[Updated 9/03/2011]

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DC's New 52 Release Schedule

http://www.toymania.com/logos/dclogo2005plain.jpgDC Comics is releasing several new #1 issues each week as it relaunches 52 titles.


[Updated 9/03/2011]

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Bandai Japan, Hot Toys 1989 Joker & Batman, Marvel Select Red Skull, DCUC 15 at Big Bad Toy Store

http://www.toymania.com/centralad/bbts150x75.jpgOnline retailer BigBadToyStore.com has a variety of new arrivals in stock and available for pre-ordering, including Japanese Bandai exclusives, the Marvel Select Red Skull from the Captain America movie, a restock of the DC Universe Classics series 15 set, the Hot Toys Joker and Batman from the 1989 movie, and more.


[Updated 9/03/2011]

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Toy Recalls for Week of August 29

http://www.toymania.com/logos/cpsc_logo.jpgHere's a quick summary of what toys and child-related items have been recalled in the past week or so.


[Updated 9/03/2011]

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Toys'R'Us: Great Trade-In Event

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/trulogo_tn.jpgToys'R'Us has launched its fifth annual Great Trade-In Event, to help get unsafe/recalled items out of circulation.


[Updated 9/03/2011]

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Marvel Bowen, Halo Minimates, Hot Toys 1989 Joker & Batman, Ms Marvel Tonner Doll at Urban-Collector

http://www.toymania.com/centralad/ucNewspost-Iconwee.gifOnline retailer Urban-Collector has a variety of new arrivals in stock and available for pre-ordering, including the Ms Marvel Tonner Doll, several Marvel pieces from Bowen Designs, the 1989 Movie Batman and Joker from Hot Toys, Halo Minimates, and more.


[Updated 8/26/2011]

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GI Joe & Transformers Club Sales

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/gijoe_logo_tn.gifWe've received word from the GI Joe Collectors Club and the Transformers Collectors Club about their upcoming membership drives and sales.


[Updated 8/26/2011]

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Disney's "My Princess Moment" Video Contest

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/disney_mick_tn.gifYoung Disney fans can upload a video to enter to win a trip to London for Rapunzel's Royal Celebration at Kensington Palace.


[Updated 8/26/2011]

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Mega Bloks Halo Toymation Contest

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/megabloks_logo_tn.gifMega Bloks is holding a contest - to enter, you'll need to submit your own stop-motion video featuring Halo Mega Bloks.


[Updated 8/26/2011]

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Hot Toys 1989 Movie Joker & Batman at Big Bad Toy Store

http://www.toymania.com/centralad/bbts150x75.jpgOnline retailer BigBadToyStore.com has listed pre-orders for the new Joker and Batman DX figures from Hot Toys.


[Updated 8/26/2011]

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Toy Recalls for Week of August 22

http://www.toymania.com/logos/cpsc_logo.jpgHere's a quick summary of what toys and child-related items have been recalled in the past week or so.


[Updated 8/26/2011]

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"Win a Ride to School with the AUTOBOTS" Sweepstakes

http://www.toymania.com/logos/hasbrologo.jpgHasbro is holding a nifty sweepstakes for school-age Transformers fans: the "Win a Ride to School with the AUTOBOTS" Sweepstakes.


[Updated 8/25/2011]

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DC vs MOTU, Green Goblin, Vampirella, DCUC 20, Venture Brothers at Big Bad Toy Store

http://www.toymania.com/centralad/bbts150x75.jpgOnline retailer BigBadToyStore.com has a variety of new arrivals in stock and available for pre-ordering, including Venture Brothers action figures, the Marvel Select Green Goblin figure, DC Universe vs Masters of the Universe 2-packs, a Vampirella statue, DCUC series 20 action figures, a Marvel Bishoujo of X-23, and more.


[Updated 8/24/2011]

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Toys'R'Us Opening 21 New Stores in 2011

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/trulogo_tn.jpgToys'R'Us is opening 21 new locations (Toys'R'Us and Babies'R'Us joint stores) in 2011, and is renovating another 23 existing stores.


[Updated 8/24/2011]

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June 2011 (delayed) Hasbro Star Wars Q&A

http://www.toymania.com/logos/hasbrologo.jpgAnswers from Hasbro to two questions about their Star Wars product lines.


[Updated 8/19/2011]

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Big Bang Theory Soft Kitty, X-23 Bishoujo, Robocop, Sweeney Todd at Urban-Collector

http://www.toymania.com/centralad/ucNewspost-Iconwee.gifOnline retailer Urban-Collector has a variety of new arrivals in stock and available for pre-ordering, including the Big Bang Theory Soft Kitty singing plush toy, an X-23 Bishoujo statue, the Hot Toys Sweeney Todd figure, Robocop figures, and more.


[Updated 8/19/2011]

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DC Announces Lineup for New York Comic Con

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/0605_nycomic_icon.jpgDC has announced more of their talent that they are bringing to the 2011 New York Comic Con.


[Updated 8/18/2011]

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Toy Recalls for Week of August 15

http://www.toymania.com/logos/cpsc_logo.jpgHere's a quick summary of what toys and child-related items have been recalled in the past week or so.


[Updated 8/18/2011]

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Thundercats, Bruce Lee, Skywarp, Sweeney Todd, LEGO at Big Bad Toy Store

http://www.toymania.com/centralad/bbts150x75.jpgOnline retailer BigBadToyStore.com has a variety of new arrivals in stock and available for pre-ordering, including Bandai's Thundercats action figures and toys, a 1:6 scale Bruce Lee figure based on Game of Death, the DD-10 Skywarp from Transformers: Dark of the Moon, the Hot Toys Sweeney Todd figure, tons of LEGO sets, and more.


[Updated 8/17/2011]

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Jason Freeny's 36-inch Tongue Tied Qee

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/0811_tongue_icon.jpgToy2R is releasing a giant 36-inch version of Jason Freeny's Tongue Tied Qee.


[Updated 8/15/2011]

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DC Direct Shipping Schedule

http://www.toymania.com/logos/dcd_logo.jpgThe schedule of release dates for DC Direct products. Not an update, just a listing of the dates as they appeared in the original solicitations for the products.


[Updated 8/15/2011]

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Justice League: Heroes & Foes Action Figures

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/0811_dcd_jl_icon.jpgDC Direct is launching a new series of action figures (Justice League: Heroes and Foes), with Batman, the Joker, the Flash, and Wonder Woman to get things started.


[Updated 8/15/2011]

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Ame-Comi Heroine Series: Raven (Demon Daughter Variant) PVC Figure

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/0811_dcd_red_icon.jpgDC Direct is releasing variant of the Raven figure from their Ame-Comi Heroine series.


[Updated 8/15/2011]

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Ame-Comi Heroine Series: Raven (Angel of Azarath Variant) PVC Figure

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/0811_dcd_white_icon.jpgDC Direct is releasing variant of the Raven figure from their Ame-Comi Heroine series.


[Updated 8/15/2011]

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Heroes of the DC Universe Series 2: Batman Bust

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/0811_dcd_batbust_icon.jpgDC Direct is releasing a bust of Batman (with bats!) in their second series of Heroes of the DC Universe busts.


[Updated 8/15/2011]

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Emilio Garcia's 36-inch Brain Pattern Qee

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/0811_36brain_icon.jpgToy2R is releasing a giant 36-inch version of Emilio Garcia's Brain Pattern Qee.


[Updated 8/15/2011]

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Twilight Tonner, Gentle Giant SDCC 2011, Super Hero Aprons, Walking Dead Mugs at Urban-Collector

http://www.toymania.com/centralad/ucNewspost-Iconwee.gifOnline retailer Urban-Collector has a variety of new arrivals in stock and available for pre-ordering, including Batman and Superman aprons, a Tonner doll of Jane from Twilight, several SDCC 2011 exclusive busts from Gentle Giant, the Hawkgirl Cover Girls statue, mugs based on The Walking Dead, and more.


[Updated 8/15/2011]

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Jason Freeny's 7-Inch Visible Qee

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/0811_visible1_icon.jpgToy2R is releasing two versions of Jason Freeny's 7-Inch Visible Qee figure.


[Updated 8/15/2011]

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Aug 20: Live Auction for Disaster Relief Effort

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/megaphone_icon.gifOn August 20th, TheBigToyAuction.com will host the "Heroes Give Hope" live auction for charity relief.


[Updated 8/15/2011]

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Clearance Sale, Thundershred, Gears of War, Street Fighter Heroclix at Big Bad Toy Store

http://www.toymania.com/centralad/bbts150x75.jpgOnline retailer BigBadToyStore.com has a variety of new arrivals in stock and available for pre-ordering, including Street Fighter Heroclix, Gears of War action figures, the Fansproject CA-03 Thundershred, several SDCC 2011 exclusive items, and more.


[Updated 8/12/2011]

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K'NEX: Top Gear Building Sets

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/knexlogo.gifK'NEX is releasing building sets based on Top Gear, in the United Kingdom and in the United States.


[Updated 8/12/2011]

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Sunny in Philadelphia, McQuarrie Snowtrooper, DCUC 19 at Urban-Collector

http://www.toymania.com/centralad/ucNewspost-Iconwee.gifOnline retailer Urban-Collector has a variety of new arrivals in stock and available for pre-ordering, including the SDCC 2011 McQuarrie Snowtrooper mini bust, the SDCC 2011 Captain America mini bust, the Hot Toys The Friend figure, Sunny in Philadelphia bobbleheads, series 19 DC Universe Classics action figures, and more.


[Updated 8/09/2011]

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UNO Tournament on Facebook

http://www.toymania.com/logos/mattellogo.jpgMattel is holding an UNO Tournament on Facebook, starting August 15th. Prizes include a cruise and iPads.


[Updated 8/09/2011]

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Geoff Johns & Jim Lee at New York Comic Con

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/0605_nycomic_icon.jpgThe 2011 New York Comic Con has added Geoff Johns and Jim Lee as Guests of Honor.


[Updated 8/09/2011]

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Toy Recalls for Week of August 1

http://www.toymania.com/logos/cpsc_logo.jpgHere's a quick summary of what toys and child-related items have been recalled in the past week or so.


[Updated 8/09/2011]

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Hot Toys Tracker Predator, Skystriker, Captain America, Marvel Universe at Big Bad Toy Store

http://www.toymania.com/centralad/bbts150x75.jpgOnline retailer BigBadToyStore.com has a variety of new arrivals in stock and available for pre-ordering, including Captain America action figures, Marvel Universe action figures, the Tracker Predator from Hot Toys, a GI Joe Skystriker with Ace (the pilot), a Sarksiders statue, and more.


[Updated 8/03/2011]

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Target's Exclusive Canterlot My Little Pony Section

http://www.toymania.com/logos/hasbrologo.jpgTarget stores are featuring "out-of-aisle premium space in the toy department" with oodles of My Little Pony items - a mini-boutique in the toy section.


[Updated 8/03/2011]

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CustomCon 29 Day One

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/0611_customcon29logo.jpgThe first day of CustomCon 29 is now online.


[Updated 8/03/2011]

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Hot Toys Predator Tracker, Robocop, Minimates, Ame-Comi Batgirl at Urban-Collector

http://www.toymania.com/centralad/ucNewspost-Iconwee.gifOnline retailer Urban-Collector has a variety of new arrivals in stock and available for pre-ordering, including the Ame-Comi Batgirl variant, the Hot Toys Predator Tracker 1/6 scale figure, Predator series 3 action figures, several flavors of Minimates, a Robocop action figure, and more.


[Updated 7/30/2011]

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Toy Recalls for Week of July 25

http://www.toymania.com/logos/cpsc_logo.jpgHere's a quick summary of what toys and child-related items have been recalled in the past week or so.


[Updated 7/30/2011]

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July 31: 2011 Canadian 80s Toy Expo

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/mapleleaf_tn.gifThe 2011 Canadian 80s Toy Expo will be held on July 31st in Mississauga, Ontario.


[Updated 7/30/2011]

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Kre-O, Sentinel, Sci-Fi Revoltech Iron Man, Hot Toys Odin at Big Bad Toy Store

http://www.toymania.com/centralad/bbts150x75.jpgOnline retailer BigBadToyStore.com has a variety of new arrivals in stock and available for pre-ordering, including several 2011 San Diego Comic-Con exclusives, a Hot Toys Odin figure, new Iron Man and War Machine figures from the Sci-Fi Revoltech series, Transformers Kre-O sets, and more.


[Updated 7/27/2011]

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Artoyz Exclusive 7-Inch Visible Qee by Toy2R

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/0711_visible1_icon.jpgToy2R has announced an exclusive glow-in-the-dark version of their Visible Qee, sold through Artoyz in Europe (and online).


[Updated 7/27/2011]

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Emilio Garcia's Brain Pattern Qees

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/0711_brain1_icon.jpgToy2R is releasing variants of the Brain Pattern Qee figure by Emilio Garcia.


[Updated 7/27/2011]

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Clearance Sale at Big Bad Toy Store

http://www.toymania.com/centralad/bbts150x75.jpgOnline retailer BigBadToyStore.com has a variety of new arrivals in stock and available for pre-ordering, including DC Universe Classics action figures series 20, Hasbro SDCC exclusives, Marvel Minimates wave 42, Gentle Giant SDCC exclusives, and more.


[Updated 7/25/2011]

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July 2011 Hasbro Star Wars Q&A

http://www.toymania.com/logos/hasbrologo.jpgAnswers from Hasbro to two questions about their Star Wars product lines.


[Updated 7/25/2011]

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LEGO: SW: Padawan Menace on DVD & Blu-Ray

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/legologo_tn.jpgThe LEGO: Star Wars: The Padawan Menace animated special is coming to Blu-Ray and DVD on September 16, 2011.


[Updated 7/24/2011]

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Sideshow Star Wars, Bowen Marvel, Princess Bride Sword Replicas at Urban-Collector

http://www.toymania.com/centralad/ucNewspost-Iconwee.gifOnline retailer Urban-Collector has a variety of new arrivals in stock and available for pre-ordering, including sword replicas from Princess Bride, several new 12-inch Star Wars action figures from Sideshow, new Marvel statues from Bowen Designs, figures from Sucker Punch, and more.


[Updated 7/22/2011]

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Jazwares: Fanboy and Chum Chum

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/nick_logo.jpgJazwares is releasing action figures and other toys based on Fanboy and Chum Chum. The items will be available exclusively at Toys'R'Us.


[Updated 7/22/2011]

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SpongeBob SquarePants Art Toy Vinyl Figures

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/nick_logo.jpgNickelodeon and Toynami are teaming with UNKL to create SpongeBob SquarePants art toy vinyl figures.


[Updated 7/22/2011]

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Toy Recalls for Week of July 18

http://www.toymania.com/logos/cpsc_logo.jpgHere's a quick summary of what toys and child-related items have been recalled in the past week or so.


[Updated 7/22/2011]

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Hot Toys Jake Sully, 12-inch IG-88, DC Universe Online Figures at Big Bad Toy Store

http://www.toymania.com/centralad/bbts150x75.jpgOnline retailer BigBadToyStore.com has a variety of new arrivals in stock and available for pre-ordering, including the DC Universe Online action figures, a Hot Toys Jake Sully from Avatar, Sideshow's 12-inch IG-88 figure, Mystique and Poison Ivy Bishoujo statues, a life-size Bruce Lee bust, and more.


[Updated 7/21/2011]

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LEGO Marvel Sets Coming in 2012

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/legologo_tn.jpgLEGO will be releasing construction toy sets based on the Marvel Comics characters in 2012.


[Updated 7/20/2011]

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LEGO DC Sets Coming in 2012

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/legologo_tn.jpgLEGO will be releasing construction toy sets based on the DC characters in 2012.


[Updated 7/20/2011]

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Family Guy Online Game

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/megaphone_icon.gifThe Family Guy Online game launches later in 2011, but starting July 20th, you can create your own character on their web site.


[Updated 7/20/2011]

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Sept. 24-25: Power-Con/Thundercon Convention

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/0711_powercon1_icon.jpgOn September 24 to 25, 2011, the first-ever convention for Masters of the Universe, Princess of Power, and ThunderCats will be held in Los Angeles, California.


[Updated 7/19/2011]

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Sideshow Collectibles Signs DC License

http://www.toymania.com/logos/sideshowcoll_logo.jpgSideshow Collectibles has signed with DC and will now be creating oodles of items based on DC Comics characters: busts, premium statues, art prints, 1/6 scale action figures, and more.


[Updated 7/19/2011]

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Skelanimal Qees Series 2 Debut and Signing at SDCC

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/0711_skel1_icon.jpgToy2R is debuting the second series of Skelanimal Qee Artist Collection figures at the 2011 San Diego Comic-Con International.


[Updated 7/19/2011]

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SDCC 2011: Dark Horse Comics Swag

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/0711_dkswag_icon.jpgDark Horse Comics has listed all of the goodies you can collect (for free!) at their booth at the 2011 San Diego Comic-Con International.


[Updated 7/19/2011]

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Toy2R Announces 2011 SDCC Plans

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/0711_toy2rsdcc_icon.jpgToy2R has announced their plans for the 2011 San Diego Comic-Con International, appearing at various booths around the show.


[Updated 7/19/2011]

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Mezco Teams with MTV for Lion-O Giveaway

http://www.toymania.com/logos/mezco_logo.jpgMezco and MTV are holding a pair of contests to win two pieces of ThunderCats action figure history.


[Updated 7/19/2011]

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Hasbro Announces 2011 SDCC Plans

http://www.toymania.com/logos/hasbrologo.jpgHasbro has summarized their booth activities and discussion panel schedule for the 2011 San Diego Comic-Con.


[Updated 7/18/2011]

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Fanboys vs. Zombies Comic

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/sdcc_logo_tn.jpgBOOM! Studios is launching Fanboys vs Zombies, and it sounds like they have plans to adapt it to tv or movies.


[Updated 7/18/2011]

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Hasbro Reports Q2 2011 Results

http://www.toymania.com/logos/hasbrologo.jpgHasbro has reported their Second Quarter 2011 financial results, with net earnings up over the same period in 2010. Transformers helped, and they expect Sesame Street to help quite a bit in the third quarter.


[Updated 7/18/2011]

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DC Direct Shipping Schedule

http://www.toymania.com/logos/dcd_logo.jpgThe schedule of release dates for DC Direct products. Not an update, just a listing of the dates as they appeared in the original solicitations for the products.


[Updated 7/18/2011]

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DC Comics: The Number Ones Comic Cover Portfolio Set

http://www.toymania.com/logos/dcd_logo.jpgDC is releasing a set of 52 cover prints from the new #1 issues launching in September 2011.


[Updated 7/18/2011]

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DC Universe Online Action Figures

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/0711_dcd_online_icon.jpgDC Direct is releasing action figures based on the DC Universe Online game. Series One features Batman, Catwoman, Cyborg, and Wonder Woman.


[Updated 7/18/2011]

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Green Lantern: The Animated Series Hal Jordan Maquette

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/0711_dcd_glan_icon.jpgDC Direct is releasing a maquette based on the upcoming Green Lantern animated series on the Cartoon Network.


[Updated 7/18/2011]

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Women of the DC Universe Series 4: Arisia Bust

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/0711_dcd_arisia_icon.jpgDC Direct is launching a fourth series of Women of the DC Universe busts, featuring Ryan Sook as the inspirational artist.


[Updated 7/18/2011]

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Classic Confrontations: Green Lantern Hal Jordan vs. Parallax Statue

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/0711_dcd_glstat_icon.jpgDC Direct is releasing a new statue of Hal Jordan facing off against Parallax.


[Updated 7/18/2011]

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12% Off Sale at Big Bad Toy Store

http://www.toymania.com/centralad/bbts150x75.jpgOnline retailer BigBadToyStore.com has a variety of new arrivals in stock and available for pre-ordering, including the Hot Toys version of Amber and Baby Doll from Sucker Punch, a ThunderCats book, and more.


[Updated 7/18/2011]

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DC at 2011 San Diego Comic-Con

http://www.toymania.com/logos/dclogo2005plain.jpgDC Entertainment has released a summary of their giveaways and exclusive items for the 2011 San Diego Comic-Con International.


[Updated 7/18/2011]

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Mattel Reports Q2 2011 Results

http://www.toymania.com/logos/mattellogo.jpgMattel has reported their Second Quarter 2011 financial results, with Cars 2 helping sales.


[Updated 7/18/2011]

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Kenner 12-inch SW, Pam Grier Statues, Bishoujo Poison Ivy & Mystique at Urban-Collector

http://www.toymania.com/centralad/ucNewspost-Iconwee.gifOnline retailer Urban-Collector has a variety of new arrivals in stock and available for pre-ordering, including statues of Pam Grier as Coffy and Foxy Brown, new 12-inch Kenner Star Wars action figures from Gentle Giant, Bishoujo statues of Poison Ivy, Mystique, & Supergirl, and more.


[Updated 7/15/2011]

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Sirius XM: Comic-Con Radio

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/sdcc_logo_tn.jpgSirius XM Radio is launching a four-day channel featuring stuff from the 2011 San Diego Comic-Con International. The channel will be available from the evening of July 21 to the wee hours of July 25.


[Updated 7/15/2011]

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LEGO Clarifies Environmental Policies

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/legologo_tn.jpgThe LEGO Group has issued a few statements regarding their environmental policies and goals, including the use of reduced packaging and recycled materials.


[Updated 7/14/2011]

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Bowen Iron Man, Gentle Giant, Tomica Transformers, Map Room at Big Bad Toy Store

http://www.toymania.com/centralad/bbts150x75.jpgOnline retailer BigBadToyStore.com has a variety of new arrivals in stock and available for pre-ordering, including Tomica Transformers cars, tons of new pieces from Bowen Designs (Iron Man!), oodles of new pieces from Gentle Giant, the Map Room from Indiana Jones, the DCUC 17 Black Lantern Hal Jordan action figure, and more.


[Updated 7/14/2011]

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Mimoco's 2011 SDCC Exclusive Mimobot USB Drives

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/0711_mimo1_icon.jpgMimoco has announced three exclusive Mimobot USB drives to be available at the 2011 San Diego Comic-Con International: Emily the Strange, Bossk, and Harley Quinn.


[Updated 7/14/2011]

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Dark Horse Panel at SDCC 2011

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/0711_redtide_icon.jpgDark Horse has announced their "Dark Horse Presents" panel, to be on July 22nd at the 2011 San Diego Comic-Con International.


[Updated 7/14/2011]

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Fandom Advisory Network At 2011 SDCC

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/0711_fandom_icon.jpgThe Fandom Advisory Network is hosting two signings at the 2011 San Diego Comic-Con International, and is also hosting a contest for you to win a trip to the 2011 New York Comic Con.


[Updated 7/14/2011]

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Dynamic Forces: X-Men #7 Four-Pack Comic Contest

http://www.toymania.com/logos/dfnewlogo.jpgDynamic Forces has launched a new contest - the prize is a four-pack of X-Men #7 comic books, featuring covers with hand-drawn art by Ken Haeser.


[Updated 7/12/2011]

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Mattel Announces 2011 SDCC Plans

http://www.toymania.com/logos/mattellogo.jpgMattel has summarized their booth activities and discussion panel schedule for the 2011 San Diego Comic-Con.


[Updated 7/12/2011]

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SW Busts & Statues, Marvel Bowen, Marvel Select Colossus, Hot Toys Thor at Urban-Collector

http://www.toymania.com/centralad/ucNewspost-Iconwee.gifOnline retailer Urban-Collector has a variety of new arrivals in stock and available for pre-ordering, including the Hot Toys Thor action figure, the Marvel Select Colossus action figure, several Marvel Comics pieces from Bowen Designs, a slew of Star Wars busts & statues, and more.


[Updated 7/08/2011]

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July 22: LEGO Star Wars: The Padawan Menace

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/0711_legosw1_icon.jpgOn July 22, 2011, the Cartoon Network will air an original animated LEGO Star Wars special.


[Updated 7/08/2011]

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DeviantART Sponsors SDCC Artists' Alley

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/sdcc_logo_tn.jpgThe Artists' Alley section of the 2011 San Diego Comic-Con International will be sponsored by DeviantART, the first such sponsorship for the convention.


[Updated 7/08/2011]

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SOTA Toys: 2011 SDCC Exclusives

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/sdcc_logo_tn.jpgSOTA Toys has announced their exclusive items for the 2011 San Diego Comic-Con International.


[Updated 7/08/2011]

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July 9: Toy2R Mini Qee World Tour: Mexico

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/0711_mexico1_icon.jpgToy2R is holding a custom Qee event in Mexico on July 9th.


[Updated 7/07/2011]

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Mezco Reveals Edition Sizes For 2011 Summer Exclusives

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/0711_mezsummer_icon.jpgMezco Toyz has announced how many are being made of each of their 2011 "summer exclusive" action figures and collectibles.


[Updated 7/07/2011]

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Toy Recalls for Week of July 4

http://www.toymania.com/logos/cpsc_logo.jpgHere's a quick summary of what toys and child-related items have been recalled in the past week or so.


[Updated 7/07/2011]

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Star Trek, GI Joe, Marvel Universe, Captain America at Big Bad Toy Store

http://www.toymania.com/centralad/bbts150x75.jpgOnline retailer BigBadToyStore.com has a variety of new arrivals in stock and available for pre-ordering, including new Captain America pieces from Sideshow, Marvel Universe action figures, GI Joe figures and vehicles, tons of Transformers, Star Trek costume replicas, and more.


[Updated 7/07/2011]

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Hasbro's 2011 San Diego Comic-Con Exclusives: Star Wars

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/0711_hasbrosd27_icon.jpgHasbro has released images of their exclusive toys available at the 2011 San Diego Comic-Con.


[Updated 7/06/2011]

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Hasbro's 2011 San Diego Comic-Con Exclusives: Transformers

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/0711_hasbrosd20_icon.jpgHasbro has released images of their exclusive toys available at the 2011 San Diego Comic-Con.


[Updated 7/06/2011]

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Hasbro's 2011 San Diego Comic-Con Exclusives: Marvel

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/0711_hasbrosd9_icon.jpgHasbro has released images of their exclusive toys available at the 2011 San Diego Comic-Con.


[Updated 7/06/2011]

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Hasbro's 2011 San Diego Comic-Con Exclusives: GI Joe

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/0711_hasbrosd1_icon.jpgHasbro has released images of their exclusive toys available at the 2011 San Diego Comic-Con.


[Updated 7/06/2011]

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Hasbro's 2011 San Diego Comic-Con Exclusives: My Little Pony

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/0711_hasbrosd7_icon.jpgHasbro has released images of their exclusive toys available at the 2011 San Diego Comic-Con.


[Updated 7/06/2011]

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Comic Book Store Exclusive T-shirts

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/0711_diashirt1_icon.jpgDiamond Comics is launching a new line of t-shirts available exclusively in comic book stores. The first batch of shirts will feature Godzilla, Thor, the Incredible Hulk, Star Wars, and Kingdom Hearts.


[Updated 7/06/2011]

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Living Dead Dolls 13th Anniversary Artwork

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/0711_lddprint_icon.jpgMezco is relasing a limited edition art print for the 13th anniversary of the Living Dead Dolls.


[Updated 7/06/2011]

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MP-09B Masterpiece Black Rodimus at Big Bad Toy Store

http://www.toymania.com/centralad/bbts150x75.jpgOnline retailer BigBadToyStore.com has the preorders up for the new MP-09B Masterpiece Black Rodimus.


[Updated 7/05/2011]

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Playmates Toys: Family Guy Action Figures (17 images)

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/0711_fguy1_icon.jpgPlaymates Toys has released more details of their upcoming Family Guy action figures and toys. (There are 17 images in this news item.)


[Updated 7/05/2011]

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Toys'R'Us: San Diego Comic-Con Exclusives

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/0711_tru1_icon.jpgToys'R'Us has announced a gaggle of exclusive toys for the San Diego Comic-Con International - you can buy them either online through Toys'R'Us or at the convention at the Entertainment Earth booth. (There are 17 images in this news item.)


[Updated 7/01/2011]

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Lion-O Mega Scale Figure, Wonder Woman, Jessica Rabbit, Rambo IV at Urban-Collector

http://www.toymania.com/centralad/ucNewspost-Iconwee.gifOnline retailer Urban-Collector has a variety of new arrivals in stock and available for pre-ordering, including the Lion-O Mega Scale figure, a Wonder Woman statue, the Teeny Weeny Jessica Rabbit Maquette, a half-scale bust of Rambo from the fourth movie, and more.


[Updated 7/01/2011]

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Toy Recalls for Week of June 27

http://www.toymania.com/logos/cpsc_logo.jpgHere's a quick summary of what toys and child-related items have been recalled in the past week or so.


[Updated 7/01/2011]

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FLASHPOINT: Zoom Action Figure

http://www.toymania.com/logos/dcd_logo.jpgDC Direct is releasing a Zoom action figure to complete the FLASHPOINT set, but it will only be available at the 2011 San Diego Comic-Con International.


[Updated 6/30/2011]

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3.75" GI Joe and Marvel at Big Bad Toy Store

http://www.toymania.com/centralad/bbts150x75.jpgOnline retailer BigBadToyStore.com has the preorders up for several new Marvel and GI Joe items, all in the 3.75-inch size.


[Updated 6/30/2011]

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4000 Item Sale at Big Bad Toy Store

http://www.toymania.com/centralad/bbts150x75.jpgOnline retailer BigBadToyStore.com has a variety of new arrivals in stock and available for pre-ordering, including the Darkside Optimus Prime and Darkside Megatron set, a 14-inch Lion-O figure, the Hot Toys Bruce Lee in Casual Attire figure, Star Wars and Marvel plush toys, and more.


[Updated 6/29/2011]

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Fisher-Price: Max & Ruby Toys in 2012

http://www.toymania.com/logos/fp_logo.jpgFisher-Price will be releasing Max & Ruby toys starting in Spring 2012.


[Updated 6/28/2011]

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Misterdarkboy x Toy2R Customized 9" Bunee Qee Video

http://www.toymania.com/logos/toy2r_logo.jpgToy2R shares a video clip of a customized 9-inch Qee figure.


[Updated 6/28/2011]

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Jon-Paul Kaiser's Captain Sturnbrau Figure

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/0611_captainqee_icon.jpgToy2R is releasing a 5-inch Qee from Jon-Paul Kaiser.


[Updated 6/28/2011]

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Toy2R: 5" Raymond Choy Mini Qee

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/0611_raymond1_icon.jpgToy2R is releasing a 5-inch Qee version of the company founder Raymond Choy.


[Updated 6/28/2011]

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Toy2R: Mini Qee Series 2

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/0611_miniqee1_icon.jpgToy2R has several new 5-inch Qee releases coming soon, including DIY 5-inch Mini Qees and Spiked Mini Qees.


[Updated 6/28/2011]

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CustomCon 29 Entry Deadline: July 4

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/0611_customcon29logo.jpgCustomCon 29 has been announced for August 2011.


[Updated 6/27/2011]

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Toy Story: Hawaiian Vacation Toys

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/0611_toystory1_icon.jpgToys'R'Us has several exclusive Toy Story toys from the Hawaiian Vacation short film shown before Cars 2 in theaters.


[Updated 6/27/2011]

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Monogram: Marvel Eraser Sets

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/0611_eraser1_icon.jpgMonogram International will be bringing a few sets of their Marvel eraser mini-figures to the 2011 San Diego Comic-Con International.


[Updated 6/24/2011]

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Diamond/PREVIEWS SDCC-Exclusive T-shirts

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/0611_shirt1_icon.jpgDiamond/PREVIEWS has announced two exclusive t-shirts that will be available at the 2011 San Diego Comic-Con International.


[Updated 6/24/2011]

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Bowen Modok, Hot Toys Captain America, DC Direct, Doctor Who at Urban-Collector

http://www.toymania.com/centralad/ucNewspost-Iconwee.gifOnline retailer Urban-Collector has a variety of new arrivals in stock and available for pre-ordering, including tons of DC Direct, a Bowen Designs Modok, the Hot Toys 12-inch Captain America movie figure, nifty Doctor Who items, the Universal Select Black and White Wolfman action figure, and more.


[Updated 6/24/2011]

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Captain America at Baskin-Robbins and Dunkin' Donuts

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/marvel_logo_tn.gifDunkin' Donuts and Baskin-Robbins are adding special Captain America-related food items to their menus for a limited time.


[Updated 6/24/2011]

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J.K. Rowling Announces Pottermore Site

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/megaphone_icon.gifJ.K. Rowling has announced a new web site for Harry Potter fans.


[Updated 6/24/2011]

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Hot Toys Captain America at Big Bad Toy Store

http://www.toymania.com/centralad/bbts150x75.jpgOnline retailer BigBadToyStore.com has the preorder up for a new Hot Toys piece - the movie version of Captain America.


[Updated 6/24/2011]

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Marvel Comics: 2011 NYCC Plans

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/0605_nycomic_icon.jpgMarvel Comics has announced some of their plans for the 2011 New York Comic Con, to be held in October 2011.


[Updated 6/24/2011]

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Toy Recalls for Week of June 20

http://www.toymania.com/logos/cpsc_logo.jpgHere's a quick summary of what toys and child-related items have been recalled in the past week or so.


[Updated 6/23/2011]

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DCUC 18, Marvel Select, Gears of War, Transformers at Big Bad Toy Store

http://www.toymania.com/centralad/bbts150x75.jpgOnline retailer BigBadToyStore.com has a variety of new arrivals in stock and available for pre-ordering, including DCUC series 18, several Marvel Select action figures, Gears of War series 3 action figures (and other fun items), tons of Transformers, and more.


[Updated 6/22/2011]

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Encore Devastator at Big Bad Toy Store

http://www.toymania.com/centralad/bbts150x75.jpgOnline retailer BigBadToyStore.com has the preorder up for a new Transformers piece.


[Updated 6/22/2011]

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VIZ: Heroes of Anime sweepstakes

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/megaphone_icon.gifVIZ Media is launching a contest to celebrate their 25th anniversary and also the release of a Naruto feature film.


[Updated 6/17/2011]

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Mattel: 625 Trademark Applications in 2010

http://www.toymania.com/logos/mattellogo.jpgA brand tracking web site points out that for three years running, Mattel has applied for the most US trademarks.


[Updated 6/17/2011]

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Hasbro at 2011 Licensing Show

http://www.toymania.com/logos/hasbrologo.jpgA summary from Hasbro about their brands at the 2011 International Licensing Expo in Las Vegas.


[Updated 6/17/2011]

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Documenting America's Consumption Patterns

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/megaphone_icon.gifGoodwill is sponsoring a documentary project which hopes to change the American attitude about secondhand shopping.


[Updated 6/17/2011]

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Mattel at 2011 Licensing Show

http://www.toymania.com/logos/mattellogo.jpgA summary from Mattel about their brands at the 2011 International Licensing Expo in Las Vegas.


[Updated 6/16/2011]

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Warner Bros Jewelry and Watches

http://www.toymania.com/logos/wb_logo.jpgWarner Bros. has licensed out DC Comics, Looney Tunes, and Hanna-Barbera for watches, necklaces, bracelets, and other jewelry items.


[Updated 6/16/2011]

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Nickelodeon at 2011 Licensing Show

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/nick_logo.jpgA summary from Nickelodeon about their brands at the 2011 International Licensing Expo in Las Vegas.


[Updated 6/16/2011]

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Toy Recalls for Week of June 13

http://www.toymania.com/logos/cpsc_logo.jpgHere's a quick summary of what toys and child-related items have been recalled in the past week or so.


[Updated 6/16/2011]

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Van Helsing, Countess Dracula Busts

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/0611_hammer1_icon.jpgTitan is adding two new pieces to their Hammer Horror Masterpiece Collection.


[Updated 6/16/2011]

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Monogram: Marvel Pewter Figures

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/0611_monomarvel1_icon.jpgMonogram International will be bringing a few sets of their Marvel Pewter figures to the 2011 San Diego Comic-Con International.


[Updated 6/16/2011]

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The Scribe 5" Qee by Jon-Paul Kaiser

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/0611_scribe_icon.jpgToy2R and Jon Paul Kaiser are planning to release a 5-inch Qee figure in August 2011.


[Updated 6/16/2011]

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Thor Frog, Star Wars, Terminator, DC Direct, Armored Wonder Woman at Urban-Collector

http://www.toymania.com/centralad/ucNewspost-Iconwee.gifOnline retailer Urban-Collector has a variety of new arrivals in stock and available for pre-ordering, including DC Direct's Armored Wonder Woman statue, a mini bust of Thor as a Frog, Terminator action figures, tons of DC Direct, a mini bust of Spider-Woman, the 12-inch repro Kenner Star Wars figures by Gentle Giant, and more.


[Updated 6/16/2011]

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JAKKS Pacific to Make Winx Club Toys

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/jakksnews_tn.gifNickelodeon has signed JAKKS Pacific to release toys based on the Winx Club - expect to see them in stores in Fall 2012.


[Updated 6/16/2011]

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Bandai: Dorothy of Oz Toys in 2012

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/bandai_logo_tn.gifIn 2012, Bandai America will be releasing toys (dolls, plush, role play, and more) based on Dorothy of Oz.


[Updated 6/16/2011]

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Spin Master: NASCAR Toys in 2012

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/spinmaster_logo_tn.jpgSpin Master will be releasing NASCAR toys starting in 2012 - expect to see replica vehicles, r/c toys, action figures, and play sets.


[Updated 6/16/2011]

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Brightest Day, GL Movie, Transformers, Duke Nukem Forever, Gears of War at Big Bad Toy Store

http://www.toymania.com/centralad/bbts150x75.jpgOnline retailer BigBadToyStore.com has a variety of new arrivals in stock and available for pre-ordering, including Gears of War action figures, the Duke Nukem Forever figure, tons of Transformers, new Fansproject, Green Lantern movie items, Brightest Day action figures, and more.


[Updated 6/15/2011]

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June 2011 Hasbro GI Joe Q&A

http://www.toymania.com/logos/hasbrologo.jpgAnswers from Hasbro to a few questions about their GI Joe product lines.


[Updated 6/15/2011]

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Toy2R: 3 New Qee Releases - Voltaire, Horvath and Kaiser

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/0611_qee1_icon.jpgToy2R has three new 5-inch Qee releases coming soon, including designs from Voltaire, David Horvath, and Jon-Paul Kaiser.


[Updated 6/15/2011]

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Mezco's Mega Scale Batman Mez-Itz Summer Exclusive

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/0611_mezbat1_icon.jpgMezco is releasing a "summer exclusive" Mega Scale Batman Mez-Itz figure, to be available at the San Diego Comic-Con and via Mezco's online store.


[Updated 6/15/2011]

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Mezco's Lion-O Summer Exclusive

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/0611_liono_icon.jpgMezco is releasing a "summer exclusive" variant Lion-O figure, to be available at the San Diego Comic-Con and via Mezco's online store.


[Updated 6/14/2011]

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Fansproject CA-04 and CA-05 at Big Bad Toy Store

http://www.toymania.com/centralad/bbts150x75.jpgOnline retailer BigBadToyStore.com has the preorders up for the two new Fansproject pieces.


[Updated 6/14/2011]

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Mega Bloks: Starcraft and World of Warcraft

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/0611_megawow_icon.jpgMEGA Brands has signed a deal with Blizzard Entertainment to create construction sets based on the World of Warcraft and Starcraft. Look for them to be released starting Summer 2012.


[Updated 6/14/2011]

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ZhuZhu Pets Movies on DVD

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/0611_zhu_icon.jpgCepia LLC has plans to release two ZhuZhu Pets animated films direct to DVD in 2011 and 2012.


[Updated 6/14/2011]

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Monogram: 2nd Set of SDCC-Exclusive Nightmare Before Christmas Paperweights

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/0611_monopw_icon.jpgMonogram will be bringing a limited edition bronze Nightmare Before Christmas paperweight to the 2011 San Diego Comic-Con International.


[Updated 6/14/2011]

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The First Mate Nataniel Vigo by Jon-Paul Kaiser

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/0611_firstmate_icon.jpgToy2R and Jon Paul Kaiser are planning to release 5-inch Qee figures from Tales of the Whispering Corsair, to join the Olaf the Mute figure released in 2010.


[Updated 6/14/2011]

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Monster Bossy Bear - Toxic Stomp Edition

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/0611_bossy1_icon.jpgToy2R is releasing a glow in the dark version of the 5-inch Monster Bossy Bear.


[Updated 6/14/2011]

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K'NEX Mario Kart Wii Sweepstakes

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/knexlogo.gifK'NEX is holding a sweepstakes featuring their Mario Kart Wii product line - enter by July 15, 2011.


[Updated 6/14/2011]

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DC Direct Shipping Schedule

http://www.toymania.com/logos/dcd_logo.jpgThe schedule of release dates for DC Direct products. Not an update, just a listing of the dates as they appeared in the original solicitations for the products.


[Updated 6/14/2011]

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Batman (Patina) Mini Statue

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/0611_dcd_patina_icon.jpgDC Direct is releasing an updated version of a popular Jim Lee Batman statue.


[Updated 6/13/2011]

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Ame-Comi Heroine Series: Black Flash PVC Figure

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/0611_dcd_black_icon.jpgDC Direct is adding a Black Flash figure to their Ame-Comi PVC statue series.


[Updated 6/13/2011]

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Batman Black & White Statue: Batman by Mike Mignola (Variant)

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/0611_dcd_bmbw_icon.jpgDC Direct is adding a variant version of the Mike Mignola Batman to their wildly popular Batman Black and White statue series.


[Updated 6/13/2011]

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Ame-Comi Heroine Series: White Canary PVC Figure

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/0611_dcd_white_icon.jpgDC Direct is adding a White Canary figure to their Ame-Comi PVC statue series.


[Updated 6/13/2011]

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Batman Year One DVD Batman Maquette

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/0611_dcd_year_icon.jpgDC Direct is releasing a Batman maquette based on the Batman Year One DVD release.


[Updated 6/13/2011]

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CustomCon 29 Entry Deadline: July 4

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/0611_customcon29logo.jpgCustomCon 29 has been announced for August 2011.


[Updated 6/13/2011]

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Diamond/Previews SDCC Exclusives

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/0611_previews1_icon.jpgPreviews has announced seven different items (comic books and toys) that they will be offering to retailers to sell as exclusives at the 2011 San Diego Comic-Con International convention.


[Updated 6/13/2011]

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Monogram: SDCC-Exclusive Nightmare Before Christmas Paperweights

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/0611_jacksally1_icon.jpgMonogram will be bringing a limited edition bronze Nightmare Before Christmas paperweight to the 2011 San Diego Comic-Con International.


[Updated 6/13/2011]

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Monogram: SDCC-Exclusive Kingdom Hearts Resin Figure Paperweights

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/0611_monosora_icon.jpgMonogram will be bringing two limited edition gold-colored Kingdom Hearts resin figure paperweights to the 2011 San Diego Comic-Con International.


[Updated 6/13/2011]

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Living Dead Dolls 13th Anniversary Celebrating Sadie

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/0611_sadie_icon.jpgMezco is releasing a "summer exclusive" Living Dead Doll Sadie in a special celebration outfit, to be available at the San Diego Comic-Con and via Mezco's online store.


[Updated 6/12/2011]

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Mattel Announces Sustainable Procurement Policy

http://www.toymania.com/logos/mattellogo.jpgMattel has announced that it is developing a policy to (basicall) prevent further use of paper/wood products from suppliers who are hurting the rainforests.


[Updated 6/10/2011]

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June 11: Official LEGO Harry Potter Build-Off

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/legologo_tn.jpgA mall near Los Angeles is hosting a LEGO Harry Potter event on June 11, 2011.


[Updated 6/10/2011]

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Max & Ruby Coming to Chick-Fil-A

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/megaphone_icon.gifChick-Fil-A will feature Max & Ruby storybooks in their Kid's Meal in Summer 2011.


[Updated 6/10/2011]

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Daft Punk Tron, LDD 21, Hot Toys New Goblin, Bowen Marvel at Urban-Collector

http://www.toymania.com/centralad/ucNewspost-Iconwee.gifOnline retailer Urban-Collector has a variety of new arrivals in stock and available for pre-ordering, including several new Marvel pieces from Bowen Designs, Living Dead Dolls series 21, the Daft Punk Tron RAH action figures, Green Lantern movie busts, the Hot Toys New Goblin figure, and more.


[Updated 6/10/2011]

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Toy Recalls for Week of June 6

http://www.toymania.com/logos/cpsc_logo.jpgHere's a quick summary of what toys and child-related items have been recalled in the past week or so.


[Updated 6/10/2011]

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Kevin Smith/Jason Mewes at NYCC

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/0605_nycomic_icon.jpgKevin Smith and Jason Mewes will be doing a live podcast from the 2011 New York Comic Con.


[Updated 6/09/2011]

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Video Game Consoles Now More Efficient

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/0611_videochart_icon.jpgThe Natural Resources Defense Council has pointed out that the 2011 video game consoles use half as much the energy as the 2006 consoles.


[Updated 6/09/2011]

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Bif Bang Pow! - SDCC Exclusive Items

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/0611_dexter1_icon.jpgBif Bang Pow! has announced eight (8!!) exclusive items for the 2011 San Diego Comic-Con International.


[Updated 6/09/2011]

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Mezco's Wonder Woman Summer Exclusive

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/0611_mezww_icon.jpgMezco is releasing a "summer exclusive" Wonder Woman Mez-Itz action figure keychain, to be available at the San Diego Comic-Con and via Mezco's online store.


[Updated 6/09/2011]

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Clearance Sale, Walking Dead, Angry Birds, Kre-O, DCUC 19 at Big Bad Toy Store

http://www.toymania.com/centralad/bbts150x75.jpgOnline retailer BigBadToyStore.com has a variety of new arrivals in stock and available for pre-ordering, including The Fansproject TFX-04C Protector Trailer, Walking Dead (tv version) action figures, Transformers Kre-O sets, DC Universe Classics series 19 action figures, oodles of Angry Birds merchandise, and more.


[Updated 6/08/2011]

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Greenpeace Targets Mattel's Packaging Practices

http://www.toymania.com/logos/mattellogo.jpgMattel is the latest international corporation to be singled out by Greenpeace for environmental practices. At issue is the sourcing of paper for product packaging.


[Updated 6/08/2011]

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Packsize: Right-Sized Packaging on Demand

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/megaphone_icon.gifNot exactly about toys, but about the boxes in which the toys are shipped to your home.


[Updated 6/08/2011]

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June 2011 Hasbro GI Joe Q&A

http://www.toymania.com/logos/hasbrologo.jpgAnswers from Hasbro to a few questions about their GI Joe product lines.


[Updated 6/07/2011]

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KRE-O Transformers Construction Sets

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/0611_kreo_icon.jpgThe KRE-O Transformers construction sets are available for pre-order starting June 6, 2011. Hasbro has sent a listing of online retailers accepting pre-orders.


[Updated 6/07/2011]

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Living Dead Dolls Resurrection 5 Set

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/0611_ldd1_icon.jpgMezco is releasing a "summer exclusive" Living Dead Doll set, to be available at the San Diego Comic-Con and via Mezco's online store.


[Updated 6/07/2011]

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Hallmark Unveils Plans for Comic-Con 2011

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/0611_hallmark_icon.jpgHallmark has announced three exclusive Keepsake Ornaments (four, really, as the Star Wars item is a two-pack) for the 2011 San Diego Comic-Con International.


[Updated 6/07/2011]

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Mega Bloks Halo to Continue

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/megabloks_logo_tn.gifMEGA Brands and Microsoft have renewed their licensing agreement for Mega Bloks Halo construction toys.


[Updated 6/07/2011]

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Monogram: SDCC-Exclusive Captain America Bust Bank

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/0611_capbank_icon.jpgMonogram will be bringing a limited edition Captain America Bust Bank to the 2011 San Diego Comic-Con International.


[Updated 6/06/2011]

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Monogram: SDCC-Exclusive Hulk PVC Figures

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/megaphone_icon.gifMonogram will be bringing a limited edition two-pack of Hulk PVC figures (Hulk and Red Hulk) to the 2011 San Diego Comic-Con International.


[Updated 6/06/2011]

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TFX-04C - Protector Clear Version at Big Bad Toy Store

http://www.toymania.com/centralad/bbts150x75.jpgOnline retailer BigBadToyStore.com has the preorders up for the new TFX-04C - Protector Clear Version.


[Updated 6/04/2011]

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LEGOLAND Florida Is Hiring

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/legologo_tn.jpgLEGOLAND Florida is opening in October, and they are hiring about 800 more people before opening day!


[Updated 6/04/2011]

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The Amazing Spider-Man Face of the Fan Contest

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/marvel_logo_tn.gifSubmit a short video of yourself, and you could win a trip to Comic-Con International to represent Spider-Man fans.


[Updated 6/03/2011]

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Predators, Gears of War, Hal Jordan, DC Direct, Doctor Who, Planet Hulk at Urban-Collector

http://www.toymania.com/centralad/ucNewspost-Iconwee.gifOnline retailer Urban-Collector has a variety of new arrivals in stock and available for pre-ordering, including Predator 1/4 scale action figures, a Hal Jordan mini bust, tons of DC Direct items, Doctor Who action figures, a Planet Hulk mini bust by Bowen Designs, Gears of War series 6 action figures, and more.


[Updated 6/03/2011]

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Fisher-Price Signs Peppa Pig

http://www.toymania.com/logos/mattellogo.jpgMattel's Fisher-Price will be releasing Peppa Pig toys in the United States.


[Updated 6/03/2011]

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Toy2R x Dark Horse Go Iconic with Snoopy Qees!

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/0611_snoopy_icon.jpgToy2R and Dark Horse will be releasing Qee figures shaped like Snoopy from the Peanuts.


[Updated 6/03/2011]

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Toy2R: Jon-Paul Kaiser's The Forgotten

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/0611_forgotten_icon.jpgToy2R and Jon Paul Kaiser are planning to release Qee figures in 2011. Here's a teaser image and poem.


[Updated 6/03/2011]

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Transformers MMO at BotCon 2011

http://www.toymania.com/logos/hasbrologo.jpgJagex Games Studio is giving fans an eyeful of their Transformers MMO game at the 2011 BotCon.


[Updated 6/03/2011]

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Toy Recalls for Week of May 30

http://www.toymania.com/logos/cpsc_logo.jpgHere's a quick summary of what toys and child-related items have been recalled in the past week or so.


[Updated 6/03/2011]

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DC Universe 19 Preorders at Big Bad Toy Store

http://www.toymania.com/centralad/bbts150x75.jpgOnline retailer BigBadToyStore.com has the preorders up for series 19 DC Universe Classics action figures.


[Updated 6/03/2011]

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LEGO Master Builder Academy

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/legologo_tn.jpgLEGO is launching a new subscription service for kids (8 and up) to learn the "secrets of LEGO Master Builders." The introductory kit will also be available at LEGO stores and LEGO's online store.


[Updated 6/02/2011]

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Spin Master Launches Redakai

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/spinmaster_logo_tn.jpgSpin Master is launching a new trading card game - Redakai. Based on a Cartoon Network show, the game will be supported by official Organized Play programs.


[Updated 6/02/2011]

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Mezco's Scott Pilgrim Summer Exclusive

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/0611_scott_icon.jpgMezco is releasing a "summer exclusive" Scott Pilgrim action figure, to be available at the San Diego Comic-Con and via Mezco's online store.


[Updated 6/02/2011]

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Toy2R: Tales of the Whispering Corsair

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/0611_olaf1_icon.jpgToy2R and Jon Paul Kaiser are planning to release more 8-inch Qee figures from Tales of the Whispering Corsair, to join the Olaf the Mute figure released in 2010.


[Updated 6/02/2011]

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Toy2R: Choicee Qee Flash Drive

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/0611_usbqee_icon.jpgToy2R and Choicee are teaming up to release a flash drive in the same scale as the 2.5-inch Qee figures.


[Updated 6/02/2011]

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Sentinel, GI Joe, the Shadow, Sci-Fi Revoltech T-Rex at Big Bad Toy Store

http://www.toymania.com/centralad/bbts150x75.jpgOnline retailer BigBadToyStore.com has a variety of new arrivals in stock and available for pre-ordering, including the Sci-Fi Revoltech T-Rex from Jurassic Park 2, the Marvel Masterworks 16-inch Sentinal, tons of new GI Joe (Skystriker jet with Pilot, 12-inch figures, mid-size vehicles), a 12-inch action figure of the Shadow, and more.


[Updated 6/01/2011]

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Nov. 5-6: Comikaze Expo in Los Angeles

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/megaphone_icon.gifThe Comikaze pop culture expo is launching in Los Angeles in November 2011. (Stan Lee! Elvira!)


[Updated 6/01/2011]

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LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/legologo_tn.jpgA second LEGO Harry Potter game will be available in late 2011 - this installment is based on the last three Harry Potter books.


[Updated 6/01/2011]

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New GI Joe: Skystriker, 12 Inch, Midsize Vehicles at Big Bad Toy Store

http://www.toymania.com/centralad/bbts150x75.jpgOnline retailer BigBadToyStore.com has a variety of new GI Joe pre-orders up, including the Skystriker Jet.


[Updated 6/01/2011]

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June 4-5: BotCon in Pasadena

http://www.toymania.com/logos/hasbrologo.jpgHasbro is holding the 17th annual Transformers convention (BotCon) in California from June 4 to 5.


[Updated 6/01/2011]

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Hasbro's Marvel Q&A May 2011

http://www.toymania.com/logos/hasbrologo.jpgAnswers from Hasbro to three questions about their Marvel product lines.


[Updated 6/01/2011]

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God of War, Hot Toys Superman, Rocky, 2-1B, X-Force X-23 at Urban-Collector

http://www.toymania.com/centralad/ucNewspost-Iconwee.gifOnline retailer Urban-Collector has a variety of new arrivals in stock and available for pre-ordering, including the 2-1B Surgical Droid light-up Mini Bust, the Christopher Reeve Superman figure from Hot Toys, God of War series 1 action figures, a Rocky statue, the X-Force X-23 Fine art statue by Kotobukiya, and more.


[Updated 5/28/2011]

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DC Universe Mez-Itz Green Lantern & Sinestro Comic Version 2-Pack

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/0511_glsd1_icon.jpgMezco is releasing a two-pack of 6-inch Mez-Itz figures based on comic versions of Green Lantern (Hal Jordan) and Sinestro.


[Updated 5/28/2011]

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Open Call Resin Toy Juried Show

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/0511_resin_icon.jpgThe Toy Art Gallery in Los Angeles is holding an Open Call Resin Toy Juried Show - the entry deadline is June 3, 2011, and the show runs from June 10 to July 1.


[Updated 5/28/2011]

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Hot Toys Superman, Cars 2, Microman, NHL & NFL SportsPicks at Big Bad Toy Store

http://www.toymania.com/centralad/bbts150x75.jpgOnline retailer BigBadToyStore.com has a variety of new arrivals in stock and available for pre-ordering, including the Hot Toys Christopher Reeve Superman figure, tons of Cars 2 toys, an Alice statue from the Resident Evil movies, Microman warehouse finds, and more.


[Updated 5/28/2011]

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K'NEX: Facebook 10,000 Fan Giveaway

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/knexlogo.gifOnce K'NEX reaches 10,000 fans on their Facebook page, one of those fans will win $1,000.


[Updated 5/27/2011]

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Thomas & Friends Continue with MEGA Brands

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/megabloks_logo_tn.gifMEGA Brands has extended its deal with Hit Entertainment, so the Thomas & Friends Mega Bloks sets will continue. Expect to see new sets in stores in Fall 2011.


[Updated 5/27/2011]

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Fangoria Charity Auction for Japan Relief

http://www.toymania.com/logos/mezco_logo.jpgMezco and a variety of other companies have donated items to the Fangoria Charity Auction for Japan Relief.


[Updated 5/27/2011]

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Toy Recalls for Week of May 23

http://www.toymania.com/logos/cpsc_logo.jpgHere's a quick summary of what toys and child-related items have been recalled in the past week or so.


[Updated 5/27/2011]

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May 2011 Hasbro Star Wars Q&A

http://www.toymania.com/logos/hasbrologo.jpgAnswers from Hasbro to two questions about their Star Wars product lines.


[Updated 5/26/2011]

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Hot Toys Bruce Lee DX, DC Direct, Gorn, Duke Nukem, POTC Barbie at Urban-Collector

http://www.toymania.com/centralad/ucNewspost-Iconwee.gifOnline retailer Urban-Collector has a variety of new arrivals in stock and available for pre-ordering, including the Hot Toys Bruce Lee DX action figure, oodles of new DC Direct items, a Star Trek 1:6 scale Gorn Statue, Duke Nukem action figures, Pirates of the Caribbean Barbie/Jack Sparrow dolls, and more.


[Updated 5/24/2011]

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Hasbro to Add Bay & Spielberg to Transformers Hall of Fame

http://www.toymania.com/logos/hasbrologo.jpgHasbro will be inducting Michael Bay and Steven Spielberg into their Transformers Hall of Fame, at the BotCon convention on June 4, 2011.


[Updated 5/23/2011]

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LEGO Recreates Cars 2 Movie Trailer

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/legologo_tn.jpgLEGO has recreated the theatrical trailer for the Cars 2 movie, but they've used LEGO bricks to do it!


[Updated 5/20/2011]

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Super Rad Signs Marvel License

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/marvel_logo_tn.gifSuper Rad Toys has signed an agreement with Marvel to produce an interesting range of licensed products, including designer figures and statues, USB drives, dolls, and MP3 players.


[Updated 5/20/2011]

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2011 Hess Miniature Helicopter

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/megaphone_icon.gifThe Hess Corporation is releasing a miniature helicopter/transport in May 2011. This will be a small-scale replica of the 2001 Hess Holiday Helicopter.


[Updated 5/20/2011]

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Transformers: DOTM, LEGO, Playskool, Catra, Gorn, Captain America at Big Bad Toy Store

http://www.toymania.com/centralad/bbts150x75.jpgOnline retailer BigBadToyStore.com has a variety of new arrivals in stock and available for pre-ordering, including Captain America movie action figures, Thor movie toys, the Star Trek Gorn 1/6 Scale Statue, the Masters of the Universe Classics Catra action figure, oodles of Transformers: Dark of the Moon items, new LEGO sets, several licensed product lines from Playskool, and more.


[Updated 5/20/2011]

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Fifth Living Dead Dolls Anniversary Contest

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/0511_ldd_icon.jpgMezco's fifth (of 13) Living Dead Dolls contests is to guess how many doll heads they fit into a jar.


[Updated 5/17/2011]

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South Park Boys Box Set

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/0511_southpark_icon.jpgMezco is releasing an action figure box set of the four main South Park characters.


[Updated 5/17/2011]

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Little Big Planet Mega Deluxe Sackboy

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/0511_sackboy_icon.jpgMezco is releasing a 9-inch Sackboy figure from Little Big Planet.


[Updated 5/17/2011]

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Toy2R x Jimmy Black Covert Collaboration: American Adventure

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/0511_jb1_icon.jpgToy2R is teaming up with Jimmy Black on a new line of footwear available in Asia, but there are also three new wee Qee figures to go with the shoes.


[Updated 5/17/2011]

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The Qee to Happiness Contest

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/0511_qeebucket_icon.jpgToy2R is giving away more toys on their Facebook page, so check it out starting May 13, 2011.


[Updated 5/17/2011]

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DC Direct Shipping Schedule

http://www.toymania.com/logos/dcd_logo.jpgThe schedule of release dates for DC Direct products. Not an update, just a listing of the dates as they appeared in the original solicitations for the products.


[Updated 5/17/2011]

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Batman Black & White Statue: Batman by Sergio Aragones

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/0511_dcd_bmbw_icon.jpgDC Direct is adding a Sergio Aragones Batman to their wildly popular Batman Black and White statue series.


[Updated 5/16/2011]

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Heroes of the DC Universe Series 2: Swamp Thing Bust

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/0511_dcd_swamp_icon.jpgDC Direct is adding Swamp Thing to their Heroes of the DC Universe bust series.


[Updated 5/16/2011]

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Ame-Comi Heroine Series: Wonder Woman as Star Sapphire PVC Figure

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/0511_dcd_ww_icon.jpgDC Direct is planning to add Wonder Woman (as Star Sapphire) to their Ame-Comi PVC series.


[Updated 5/16/2011]

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Cover Girls of the DC Universe: Raven Statue

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/0511_dcd_raven_icon.jpgDC Direct is adding Raven to their "Cover Girls" statue series.


[Updated 5/16/2011]

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Wonder Woman Vs. Superman Mini Statue

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/0511_dcd_mini_icon.jpgDC Direct is releasing a new mini statue, this one featuring Wonder Woman and Superman.


[Updated 5/16/2011]

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Bowen Marvel, Terminator, ThunderCats Tygra, Rambo IV, Green Lantern at Urban-Collector

http://www.toymania.com/centralad/ucNewspost-Iconwee.gifOnline retailer Urban-Collector has a variety of new arrivals in stock and available for pre-ordering, including many Marvel pieces from Bowen Designs, Terminator action figures, the Tygra statue from Hard Hero, a statue of Rambo, novelty items based on the Green Lantern movie, and more.


[Updated 5/13/2011]

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The Qee to Happiness Contest

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/0511_mayqee_icon.jpgToy2R is giving away more toys on their Facebook page, so check it out starting May 13, 2011.


[Updated 5/13/2011]

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Voltaire's 5-inch Deady Qee

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/0511_deady_icon.jpgToy2R is releasing a 5-inch Qee designed by Voltaire. The Deady Qee will include a game code to unlock a new outfit for the character.


[Updated 5/13/2011]

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Mylar Balloons Spark Power Outages

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/megaphone_icon.gifComEd in Chicago would really, really, really like it if you could please keep your Mylar balloons out of their power lines.


[Updated 5/13/2011]

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Toy Recalls for Week of May 9

http://www.toymania.com/logos/cpsc_logo.jpgHere's a quick summary of what toys and child-related items have been recalled in the past week or so.


[Updated 5/12/2011]

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Thundershred, Masterpiece MP-10 & MP-09, Terminator, Thor, South Park, LEGO at Big Bad Toy Store

http://www.toymania.com/centralad/bbts150x75.jpgOnline retailer BigBadToyStore.com has a variety of new arrivals in stock and available for pre-ordering, including the Fansproject Causality CA-03 Thundershred, the Masterpiece MP-10 and MP-09 pieces, South Park Classics action figures, Terminator Collection action figures and more.


[Updated 5/12/2011]

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Toys'R'Us Goes Solar in a Big Way

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/trulogo_tn.jpgToys'R'Us is planning to add "North America's Largest Rooftop Solar Power System" to their distribution center in New Jersey.


[Updated 5/12/2011]

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Dynamic Forces: The Mighty Thor #1 Four-Pack Comic Contest

http://www.toymania.com/logos/dfnewlogo.jpgDynamic Forces has launched a new contest - the prize is a four-pack of The Mighty Thor #1 comic books, featuring remarked covers by Ken Haeser.


[Updated 5/12/2011]

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Mega Bloks Power Rangers Samurai

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/megabloks_logo_tn.gifIn Spring 2012, Mega Brands will be releasing Power Rangers Samurai construction toy sets in their Mega Bloks product line.


[Updated 5/12/2011]

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Wonder Woman Bishoujo, Living Dead Dolls, Pop Marvel Thor Movie Figures at Urban-Collector

http://www.toymania.com/centralad/ucNewspost-Iconwee.gifOnline retailer Urban-Collector has a variety of new arrivals in stock and available for pre-ordering, including a Wonder Woman Bishoujo statue, a new Living Dead Dolls two-pack, Living Dead Dolls plush toys, more Iron Man pieces from Bowen Designs, and more.


[Updated 5/06/2011]

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Toy Recalls for Week of May 2

http://www.toymania.com/logos/cpsc_logo.jpgHere's a quick summary of what toys and child-related items have been recalled in the past week or so.


[Updated 5/06/2011]

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Product Summary - Pirates Of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/megaphone_icon.gifDisney Consumer Products has released a product summary of the upcoming goodies based on the fourth Pirates of the Caribbean film.


[Updated 5/05/2011]

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Who Is the Greatest Starscream of All Time?

http://www.toymania.com/logos/hasbrologo.jpgThe BotCon folks have shared a new video, featuring Starscream (and Starscream!) talking about the 2011 BotCon.


[Updated 5/05/2011]

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June 4-5: 2011 BotCon in Pasadena

http://www.toymania.com/logos/hasbrologo.jpgThe 17th annual Official Transformers Collectors convention will be held in Pasadena, California, in early June 2011.


[Updated 5/05/2011]

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Transformers Movie Prequel Comics

http://www.toymania.com/logos/hasbrologo.jpgIDW Publishing is releasing several comic books that are prequels to the upcoming Transformers: Dark of the Moon film.


[Updated 5/05/2011]

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May 2011 Hasbro GI Joe Q&A

http://www.toymania.com/logos/hasbrologo.jpgAnswers from Hasbro to a few questions about their GI Joe product lines.


[Updated 5/05/2011]

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Halo: Reach, Film Cells, Monsters Inc. Sci-Fi Revoltech, Living Dead Dolls at Big Bad Toy Store

http://www.toymania.com/centralad/bbts150x75.jpgOnline retailer BigBadToyStore.com has a variety of new arrivals in stock and available for pre-ordering, including the Monsters Inc. Sci-Fi Revoltech figures, new film cells, Series 5 Halo: Reach action figures, two-inch Living Dead Dolls, and more.


[Updated 5/05/2011]

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K'NEX: New Sesame Street Sets

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/knexlogo.gifK'NEX has unveiled several new Sesame Street building sets, including more with Elmo and Cookie Monster.


[Updated 5/04/2011]

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Fwoosh WWE Legends Top Ten Vote

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/megaphone_icon.gifThe guys over at the Fwoosh are collecting votes for which wrestlers you would like to see be added to the Mattel Legends series of action figures.


[Updated 5/04/2011]

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Toys'R'Us Donates to Storm/Tornado Relief

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/trulogo_tn.jpgThe Toys"R"Us Children's Fund has donated $200,000 to Save the Children to aid in relief/rebuilding efforts after the late April 2011 storms and tornadoes in the Southeast United States.


[Updated 5/04/2011]

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DCUC Wave 18, Bowen Marvel, Barney Ross, Munsters Select at Urban-Collector

http://www.toymania.com/centralad/ucNewspost-Iconwee.gifOnline retailer Urban-Collector has a variety of new arrivals in stock and available for pre-ordering, including DC Universe Classics wave 18 action figures, a 1:6 Barney Ross (Expendables) action figure, Marvel statues/busts from Bowen Designs, Munsters action figures from Diamond Select, and more.


[Updated 4/29/2011]

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LabVIEW for LEGO MINDSTORMS

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/legologo_tn.jpgNational Instruments has released a version of their LabVIEW (industrial) software for student use with LEGO MINDSTORMS.


[Updated 4/28/2011]

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NASA's OPTIMUS PRIME Spinoff Video Contest

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/megaphone_icon.gifNASA has announced the winners of their OPTIMUS PRIME Spinoff Video Contest, which featured student videos about technology. And Transformers.


[Updated 4/28/2011]

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LEGO: Bricks in Space Project

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/legologo_tn.jpgThe LEGO Group and NASA are teaming up to help increase interest in science - several LEGO Education models will be sent to the International Space Station via the Space Shuttle Endeavor.


[Updated 4/27/2011]

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Street Fighter HeroClix, Dark of the Moon, Marvel Universe, Green Lantern Movie Masters at Big Bad Toy Store

http://www.toymania.com/centralad/bbts150x75.jpgOnline retailer BigBadToyStore.com has a variety of new arrivals in stock and available for pre-ordering, including Street Fighter HeroClix, Transformers: Dark of the Moon toys, Marvel Universe action figures, dinosaur chopsticks, Green Lantern Movie Masters action figures, and more.


[Updated 4/27/2011]

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Dean Haglund: The Truth Is Out There

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/megaphone_icon.gifDean Haglund is in a new film (The Truth Is Out There) about conspiracy theories.


[Updated 4/26/2011]

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Transformers: Dark of the Moon at Big Bad Toy Store

http://www.toymania.com/centralad/bbts150x75.jpgOnline retailer BigBadToyStore.com has a variety of new preorders available for the upcoming Transformers: Dark of the Moon film.


[Updated 4/26/2011]

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Kung Fu Panda 2: Promotional Partners

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/megaphone_icon.gifDreamWorks has released a list of "promotional partners" and "licensing support" for Kung Fu Panda 2. (Tofu! Candy! Breakfast cereal! Raisins! McDonald's! Why don't more studios put out lists like this? It would make collecting a lot easier.)


[Updated 4/26/2011]

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April 24-30: Preservation Week at Your Library

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/megaphone_icon.gifThe American Library Association has an awareness campaign happening April 24 to 30, 2011: "Preservation Week @ your library." Head to your local library to learn how to preserve photos, family records, and other collectibles.


[Updated 4/24/2011]

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Marvel Super Hero Team Packs, BTS-04 Sonicron, JLU 3-packs, Walking Dead at Big Bad Toy Store

http://www.toymania.com/centralad/bbts150x75.jpgOnline retailer BigBadToyStore.com has a variety of new arrivals in stock and available for pre-ordering, including Marvel Universe action figures, the Transformers Masterpiece MP10, the Iron Man Mark II from Hot Toys, a Sweeney Todd action figure from Hot Toys, the BTS-04 Sonicron, Marvel Superhero Squad figures, 3-packs of JLU action figures and more.


[Updated 4/24/2011]

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Savers, Inc: Clear Clutter for a Cause

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/megaphone_icon.gifThe Savers, Inc. Thrift Stores are launching a donation drive to help benefit their nonprofit partners such as Big Brothers Big Sisters.


[Updated 4/23/2011]

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Avengers DVD Contest: Enter by April 29

http://www.toymania.com/contest/images/0411_avengers1_icon.jpgEnter by April 29th to win one of two prizes from Disney and Entertainment Earth, featuring a classic Iron Man action figure and both volumes of the The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes! DVD.


[Updated 4/22/2011]

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April 26: Animated Avengers on DVD

http://www.toymania.com/contest/images/0411_avengers2_icon.jpgOn April 26, 2011, The Walt Disney Studios will be releasing two DVDs containing the first 13 episodes of "The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes!"


[Updated 4/22/2011]

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Bowen Thor, Hot Toys Iron Man Mark II, Attakus SW, Thundercats Mummra, Tom Baker Mini-bust at Urban-Collector

http://www.toymania.com/centralad/ucNewspost-Iconwee.gifOnline retailer Urban-Collector has a variety of new arrivals in stock and available for pre-ordering, including the new Hot Toys Sweeney Todd and Iron Man Mark II 1/6 action figures, several Marvel pieces from Bowen, the Thundercats Mummra statue, a Doctor Who Tom Baker mini-bust, Star Wars statues from Attakus, and more.


[Updated 4/22/2011]

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RIDEMAKERZ: Cars 2 Custom Kits

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/0411_rcars_icon.jpgRIDEMAKERZ is releasing customizable toy car kits based on "Cars 2" characters. Expect to see them in Toys'R'Us in May 2011.


[Updated 4/22/2011]

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Fun Publications: Action Figure Display System

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/0411_stand1_icon.jpgFun Publications (the people who put on BotCon and GIJoeCon) are releasing a new action figure display system for 1:18-scale action figures.


[Updated 4/22/2011]

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Gregg Berger Wants You to Vote Grimlock

http://www.toymania.com/logos/hasbrologo.jpgGregg Berger would like you to vote for his character in the 2011 Transformers Hall of Fame Fans' Choice Voting.


[Updated 4/22/2011]

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Clutter Magazine's Designer Toy Awards

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/megaphone_icon.gifClutter Magazine is now accepting nominations for their Designer Toy Awards. The awards event will take place during the 2011 San Diego Comic-Con International.


[Updated 4/22/2011]

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Toy Recalls for Week of April 18

http://www.toymania.com/logos/cpsc_logo.jpgHere's a quick summary of what toys and child-related items have been recalled in the past week or so.


[Updated 4/22/2011]

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Hot Toys Iron Man Mark II, Sweeney Todd, TTM-18 at Big Bad Toy Store

http://www.toymania.com/centralad/bbts150x75.jpgOnline retailer BigBadToyStore.com has several new Hot Toys action figures available for preorder.


[Updated 4/22/2011]

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April 23: Mike Drake on Oddities

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/megaphone_icon.gifThe Science Channel is airing Mike Drake's episode of Oddities on April 23rd.


[Updated 4/21/2011]

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Transformers MP-10 Preorder at Big Bad Toy Store

http://www.toymania.com/centralad/bbts150x75.jpgOnline retailer BigBadToyStore.com has the Transformers MP-10 action figure available for preorder; it should be available in September 2011.


[Updated 4/21/2011]

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Mattel's New Toys for Spring 2011

http://www.toymania.com/logos/mattellogo.jpgJust in time for the Easter toy season, Mattel has released a summary of their new products for spring and summer.


[Updated 4/21/2011]

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Herobuilders Free Toy Giveaway

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/megaphone_icon.gifHerobuilders is giving away a toy a week, starting April 20, 2011.


[Updated 4/20/2011]

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GI Joe Wave 4 at Big Bad Toy Store

http://www.toymania.com/centralad/bbts150x75.jpgOnline retailer BigBadToyStore.com has the 2011 GI Joe Wave 4 series of action figures in stock now.


[Updated 4/20/2011]

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Mattel's Sustainability Strategy

http://www.toymania.com/logos/mattellogo.jpgMattel is working on a few sustainability things, such as reducing packaging (fewer wire twist ties!) and composting cafeteria scraps from their factory in Mexico.


[Updated 4/20/2011]

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OAFE Valerobot Contest: Enter by April 27

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/oafelogoicon.jpgThe fine folks over at OAFE.net are having a contest to raise funds for a batch of military-support charities.


[Updated 4/20/2011]

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Rubies, Noble Collection, Terminator, Street Fighter, Green Lantern at Big Bad Toy Store

http://www.toymania.com/centralad/bbts150x75.jpgOnline retailer BigBadToyStore.com has a variety of new arrivals in stock and available for pre-ordering, including Rubies props & costumes, Noble Collection prop replicas, Terminator action figures from NECA, Street Fighter action figures from Jazwares, Green Lantern movie toys, and more.


[Updated 4/20/2011]

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USA Weekend Captain America Toys Contest

http://www.toymania.com/logos/hasbrologo.jpgUSA Weekend is having a contest for Captain America movie toys and action figures. Enter by April 29, 2011.


[Updated 4/18/2011]

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LEGO DUPLO JAMS and Mobile Apps

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/legologo_tn.jpgLEGO has announced several DUPLO-related songs available for free via iTunes, as well as a few mobile apps.


[Updated 4/16/2011]

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Mattel Reports Q1 2011 Results

http://www.toymania.com/logos/mattellogo.jpgMattel has reported their First Quarter 2011 financial results.


[Updated 4/16/2011]

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Nathan Sawaya's LEGO DNA Sculpture

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/0411_legodna_icon.jpgThe X Prize Foundation has unveiled "the world's largest LEGO DNA sculpture" - created by Nathan Sawaya.


[Updated 4/16/2011]

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Universal Monsters, Barbie, Walking Dead, Severus Snape at Big Bad Toy Store

http://www.toymania.com/centralad/bbts150x75.jpgOnline retailer BigBadToyStore.com has several new action figures and toys up for pre-order, including the Medicom RAH Severus Snape, the Diamond Select Universal Monsters, new Barbie dolls, Walking Dead figures, and more.


[Updated 4/15/2011]

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DC Universe Mini Mez-Itz 2 Packs: Assortment 2

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/0411_mezdc_icon.jpgMezco is planning another six DC Mini Mez-Itz figures. Expect to see them in stores in October 2011.


[Updated 4/15/2011]

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July 10: Toy Charity Auction to Help Japan

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/megaphone_icon.gifOn July 10th, TheBigToyAuction.com will be holding an auction of toys and related collectibles to raise funds for the Convoy of Hope efforts in Japan.


[Updated 4/15/2011]

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Marvel Super Heroes Sporting Goods

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/0411_franklin_icon.jpgIn late 2011, Franklin Sports will be releasing several sporting goods items (bowling sets, balls, boxing sets, hopping balls, etc.) themed to Marvel Super Heroes, including Spider-Man, Thor, Captain America, and the Avengers.


[Updated 4/15/2011]

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Kotobukiya Gambit, Kit Fisto, DC Direct, Hot Toys Sweeney Todd, GG Black Widow at Urban-Collector

http://www.toymania.com/centralad/ucNewspost-Iconwee.gifOnline retailer Urban-Collector has a variety of new arrivals in stock and available for pre-ordering, including the new Hot Toys Sweeney Todd 1/6 action figure, several Marvel pieces from Gentle Giant, oodles of new DC Direct items, a Gambit statue from Kotobukiya, and more.


[Updated 4/15/2011]

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Mezco: Creepy Cuddlers Zombies

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/0411_creepy_icon.jpgMezco Toyz is releasing a set of plush zombies in their Creepy Cuddlers product line.


[Updated 4/15/2011]

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Four Horsemen: Scarabus Variant Pre-Orders

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/0411_dark_icon.jpgThe Four Horsemen will begin taking pre-orders for another set of variant versions of their Scarabus action figures on April 17th.


[Updated 4/15/2011]

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StickerYou: Custom LEGO Stickers

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/legologo_tn.jpgStickerYou has added licensed LEGO stickers to its inventory of stickers you can customize and order online.


[Updated 4/15/2011]

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Morgan Spurlock Renames Altoona, PA

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/megaphone_icon.gifIn an effort to promote a movie about product placement, Morgan Spurlock has purchased the naming rights to Altoona, Pennsylvania, and will rename the city for 60 days.


[Updated 4/15/2011]

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Hasbro Reports Q1 2011 Results

http://www.toymania.com/logos/hasbrologo.jpgHasbro has reported their First Quarter 2011 financial results, with net earnings down over the same period in 2010, although they point out that they are gearing up for stronger periods later in 2011.


[Updated 4/15/2011]

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Sideshow's Comic-Con Exclusive Pre-Orders

http://www.toymania.com/logos/sideshowcoll_logo.jpgSideshow Collectibles has a schedule for when you can pre-order which of their 2011 Comic-Con exclusive items.


[Updated 4/14/2011]

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Toy Recalls for Week of April 11

http://www.toymania.com/logos/cpsc_logo.jpgHere's a quick summary of what toys and child-related items have been recalled in the past week or so.


[Updated 4/14/2011]

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Green Lantern Movie Items at Big Bad Toy Store

http://www.toymania.com/centralad/bbts150x75.jpgOnline retailer BigBadToyStore.com has several new Green Lantern movie toys and action figures up for pre-order.


[Updated 4/14/2011]

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DC Direct Shipping Schedule

http://www.toymania.com/logos/dcd_logo.jpgThe schedule of release dates for DC Direct products. Not an update, just a listing of the dates as they appeared in the original solicitations for the products.


[Updated 4/14/2011]

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OAFE Contest: Afghanistan Assemblage Robot

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/oafelogoicon.jpgThe fine folks over at OAFE.net are having a contest to raise funds for a batch of military-support charities.


[Updated 4/14/2011]

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Doctor Who RC, Emce Zombies, Sportspicks, Angry Birds, Female Stormtrooper at Big Bad Toy Store

http://www.toymania.com/centralad/bbts150x75.jpgOnline retailer BigBadToyStore.com has a variety of new arrivals in stock and available for pre-ordering, including the 12-inch Star Wars Female Stormtrooper statue, several kinds of zombie action figures from Emce Toys, Angry Birds plush toys, Doctor Who R/C Daleks, and more.


[Updated 4/13/2011]

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Hasbro's 2011 Transformers Hall of Fame Fans' Choice Voting

http://www.toymania.com/logos/hasbrologo.jpgHasbro has announced the finalists for their 2011 Transformers Hall of Fame Fans' Choice Voting.


[Updated 4/13/2011]

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Emce Toys Zombies, Gentle Giant, DC Direct at Big Bad Toy Store

http://www.toymania.com/centralad/bbts150x75.jpgOnline retailer BigBadToyStore.com has several new pieces from DC Direct and Gentle Giant up for pre-order, along with Zombies from Emce Toys.


[Updated 4/13/2011]

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Green Lantern Series 5 Action Figures

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/0411_dcd_gl5_icon.jpgDC Direct is releasing a fifth batch of Green Lantern action figures, this time including Soranik Natu, Brother Warth, Guy Gardner, and Sinestro.


[Updated 4/11/2011]

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Blackest Night: White Lantern 1:4 Scale Power Battery & Ring Prop Replica Set

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/0411_dcd_prop_icon.jpgDC Direct is adding the White Lantern set to their series of Blackest Night 1:4 scale power battery and ring prop replica sets.


[Updated 4/11/2011]

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Catwoman 1:4 Scale Museum Quality Statue

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/0411_dcd_cw_icon.jpgDC Direct is planning a 1:4 scale statue of Catwoman.


[Updated 4/11/2011]

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Heroes of The DC Universe: Blackest Night: White Lantern Sinestro Bust

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/0411_dcd_white_icon.jpgDC Direct is adding a (Blackest Night) White Lantern Sinestro bust to their Heroes of the DC Universe series.


[Updated 4/11/2011]

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Blackest Night Power Ring Spectrum Set

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/0411_dcd_rings_icon.jpgDC Direct is releasing a set of nine plastic rings that light up, all based on the Blacket Night comic book story arc.


[Updated 4/11/2011]

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Batman Black & White Statue: Batman by Patrick Gleason

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/0411_dcd_bmbw_icon.jpgDC Direct is adding a Patrick Gleason version of Batman to their wildly popular Batman Black & White statue series.


[Updated 4/11/2011]

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Starcraft Premium Series 2 Action Figures

http://www.toymania.com/logos/dcd_logo.jpgDC Direct is releasing two more Starcraft action figures: Tychus Findlay and Kerrigan, Queen of Blades.


[Updated 4/11/2011]

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Bowen Marvel, Hot Toys Jack Sparrow, Green Lantern, Uglydoll Vinyl Figures at Urban-Collector

http://www.toymania.com/centralad/ucNewspost-Iconwee.gifOnline retailer Urban-Collector has a variety of new arrivals in stock and available for pre-ordering, including the new Hot Toys Jack Sparrow 1/6 action figure, several Marvel pieces from Bowen Designs, Green Lantern series 4 action figures, Uglydoll Vinyl Figures, and more.


[Updated 4/09/2011]

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K'NEX: NASTAR Educational Sets

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/knexlogo.gifK'NEX will be developing educational building sets based on aerospace equipment at the National AeroSpace Training and Research Center. Expect to see these sets in early 2012.


[Updated 4/09/2011]

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Kmart Names Their Hot 8 Toys for Summer

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/megaphone_icon.gifKmart has listed their "Hot 8" toys for summer, and would like to remind you that still have a layaway program.


[Updated 4/09/2011]

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Hot Toys Jack Sparrow DX-06 at Big Bad Toy Store

http://www.toymania.com/centralad/bbts150x75.jpgOnline retailer BigBadToyStore.com has the new Hot Toys Jack Sparrow up for pre-order.


[Updated 4/09/2011]

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Toy Recalls for Week of April 4

http://www.toymania.com/logos/cpsc_logo.jpgHere's a quick summary of what toys and child-related items have been recalled in the past week or so.


[Updated 4/07/2011]

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CustomCon 28: Day Three

http://www.toymania.com/customcorner/cc28/cc28button.jpgCustomCon 28 Day Three is now online!


[Updated 4/06/2011]

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Fansproject, Bandai Japan, God Sigma, Mr Potatohead at Big Bad Toy Store

http://www.toymania.com/centralad/bbts150x75.jpgOnline retailer BigBadToyStore.com has a variety of new arrivals in stock and available for pre-ordering, including the Soul of Chogokin God Sigma, several items from Bandai Japan, two new pieces from Fansproject, a new action body from Enterbay, licensed Mr Potatohead toys, and more.


[Updated 4/06/2011]

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Kaiju Bossy Bear Attacking in May 2011

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/0411_bossy1_icon.jpgToy2R is releasing Kaiju-themed Bossy Bear figures in May 2011.


[Updated 4/06/2011]

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Mezco's Zombie Living Dead Dolls

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/0411_ldd_icon.jpgMezco has released more details (names, images!) about their Zombie Living Dead Doll series.


[Updated 4/06/2011]

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Little Tikes & the Sea Turtle Conservancy

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/megaphone_icon.gifLittle Tikes is helping real sea turtles as part of their 33rd anniversary of their famous Turtle Sandbox.


[Updated 4/06/2011]

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KidRobot's MunnyWorld Megacontest

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/megaphone_icon.gifKidRobot is holding a customizing contest in April 2011.


[Updated 4/06/2011]

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K'NEX Unveils New Mario Kart Wii Building Sets

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/knexlogo.gifK'NEX has unveiled its Mario Kart Wee building sets on their website at knex.com.


[Updated 4/06/2011]

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Colorforms Fine Arts Camp Contest

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/megaphone_icon.gifColorforms is holding an art contest for kids (ages 3 to 12), with art camp scholarships as the prizes.


[Updated 4/06/2011]

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CustomCon 28: Day Two

http://www.toymania.com/customcorner/cc28/cc28button.jpgCustomCon 28 Day Two is now online!


[Updated 4/05/2011]

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CustomCon 28: Day One

http://www.toymania.com/customcorner/cc28/cc28button.jpgCustomCon 28 Day One is now online!


[Updated 4/05/2011]

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Ghostbusters Bishoujo, DC Direct, Barney Ross Statue, Uglydoll Vinyl Figures at Urban-Collector

http://www.toymania.com/centralad/ucNewspost-Iconwee.gifOnline retailer Urban-Collector has a variety of new arrivals in stock and available for pre-ordering, including several new batches of DC Direct action figures, a Bishoujo statue based on Ghostbusters, blind-boxed Uglydoll vinyl figures, a statue of Barney Ross from the Expendables, and more.


[Updated 4/01/2011]

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April 2-3: GI JoeCon in Orlando

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/gijoe_logo_tn.gifThe 18th annual official GI Joe Convention will be held in Orlando on April 2 to 3, with a kickoff event (dropping action figures with parachutes off the roof of the hotel) to be held on April 1st.


[Updated 4/01/2011]

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Dr Pepper's Thor Movie Promotion

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/marvel_logo_tn.gifDr Pepper is putting Thor on their cans and offering a free (one-month) subscription to Marvel Digital Comics.


[Updated 4/01/2011]

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Toy Recalls for Week of March 28

http://www.toymania.com/logos/cpsc_logo.jpgHere's a quick summary of what toys and child-related items have been recalled in the past week or so.


[Updated 4/01/2011]

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Causality FansProject at Big Bad Toy Store

http://www.toymania.com/centralad/bbts150x75.jpgOnline retailer BigBadToyStore.com has two new Fansproject figures available for pre-order.


[Updated 4/01/2011]

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Saw Puppet Stylized Roto Figure

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/0311_saw_icon.jpgMezco Toyz is releasing a vinyl figure of the Saw Puppet. Expect to see him in September 2011.


[Updated 3/31/2011]

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Scott Tolleson's Uncle Argh 5" Mini Qee

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/0311_uncle_icon.jpgToy2R is releasing a 5-inch version of the Scott Tolleson custom Qee first seen at the NYC-QEE show in February 2011.


[Updated 3/31/2011]

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Toy2R: Japan Support Project Underway

http://www.toymania.com/images/0311_tjapan1_icon.jpgToy2R is working on a project to support charity efforts in Japan - they've released a few teaser images, with more details soon.


[Updated 3/31/2011]

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MPL-01 Masterpiece Convoy, DCUC, Marvel Universe, 2011 Holiday Barbie at Big Bad Toy Store

http://www.toymania.com/centralad/bbts150x75.jpgOnline retailer BigBadToyStore.com has a variety of new arrivals in stock and available for pre-ordering, including the MPL-01 Masterpiece Convoy with voice base, oodles more Transformers, Marvel Universe action figures, DC Universe Classics series 18, the 2011 Holiday Barbie doll, a talking Charlie Sheen bobblehead, and more.


[Updated 3/31/2011]

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SOTA: Okami Plush and Okami Pillow

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/megaphone_icon.gifSOTA Toys has launched their Okamiden product line with a plush toy and a pillow.


[Updated 3/31/2011]

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April 3: Canadian Collectible Toy Expo

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/mapleleaf_tn.gifThe 2011 Canadian Collectible Toy Expo will be held on April 3rd in Burlington, Ontario.


[Updated 3/29/2011]

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SW Darth Nihilus, Saw Puppet Roto Figure, Flashpoint, LDD Zombies, Thundercats at Urban-Collector

http://www.toymania.com/centralad/ucNewspost-Iconwee.gifOnline retailer Urban-Collector has a variety of new arrivals in stock and available for pre-ordering, including several new batches of DC Direct action figiures, Living Dead Dolls series 22 (zombies!), the Darth Nihilus bust, a Saw Puppet 6-inch roto figure, Thundercats staction figures, and more.


[Updated 3/25/2011]

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The Hub Unveils 2011-12 Schedule

http://www.toymania.com/logos/hasbrologo.jpgThe Hub television network has announced its 2011-12 programming schedule, with television series of interest to toy collectors (Transformers Prime, Rescue Bots, My Little Pony, Littlest Pet Shop, Pound Puppies).


[Updated 3/25/2011]

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RIO Movie Toys Launch at Toys'R'Us

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/trulogo_tn.jpgToys'R'Us has an exclusive batch of RIO movie toys, including plush, talking plush, and action figures.


[Updated 3/25/2011]

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Toy Recalls for Week of March 21

http://www.toymania.com/logos/cpsc_logo.jpgHere's a quick summary of what toys and child-related items have been recalled in the past week or so.


[Updated 3/24/2011]

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Hot Toys Bruce Lee, Living Dead Dolls Zombies, Sesame Street Plushes, Darth Nihilus, Marvel Minimates at Big Bad Toy Store

http://www.toymania.com/centralad/bbts150x75.jpgOnline retailer BigBadToyStore.com has a variety of new arrivals in stock and available for pre-ordering, including Marvel Minimates, a Darth Nihilus mini bust, a new series of Living Dead Dolls (zombies!), Sesame Street plush toys, two new versions of Bruce Lee from Hot Toys, and more.


[Updated 3/24/2011]

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LEGO Ninjago Series on TV in Late 2011

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/legologo_tn.jpgThe LEGO Group is creating an animated television series based on the Ninjago stories. Expect to see it on the Cartoon Network later in 2011.


[Updated 3/24/2011]

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2011 WonderCon Schedule Released

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/megaphone_icon.gifThe programming schedule for the 2011 WonderCon (April 1 to 3) has been announced.


[Updated 3/21/2011]

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Living Dead Dolls Plush Series 1

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/0311_lddplush_icon.jpgMezco is releasing two Living Dead Doll plush toys - Sadie and Eggzorcist.


[Updated 3/18/2011]

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Little Big Planet SackBoy 9in DIY Kit

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/0311_sackboy_icon.jpgMezco is releasing a plain white vinyl version of SackBoy (from Little Big Planet) for you to customize. Or leave him plain.


[Updated 3/18/2011]

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Bandai's Roary the Racing Car at TRU

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/bandai_logo_tn.gifBandai's Roary the Racing Car toys will be available exclusively at Toys'R'Us stores.


[Updated 3/18/2011]

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Gentle Giant, South Park, LDD Plush, Bowen Iron Man at Urban-Collector

http://www.toymania.com/centralad/ucNewspost-Iconwee.gifOnline retailer Urban-Collector has a variety of new arrivals in stock and available for pre-ordering, including several Marvel pieces from Bowen Designs, Living Dead Dolls plush, a South Park talking Cartman figure, statues/busts from Gentle Giant, tons of new DC Direct, and more.


[Updated 3/18/2011]

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2011 Conventions and Toy Shows

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/megaphone_icon.gifA listing of toy shows and conventions of interest to toy collectors.


[Updated 3/18/2011]

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New Book: GI Joe: R.A.H.C. Guide

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/0311_rahc1_icon.jpgA new reference book for GI Joe collectors will be debuting at the 2011 GI Joe Convention.


[Updated 3/18/2011]

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Spring Cleaning: Donate Your Clutter

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/megaphone_icon.gifThe Giving Effect can help you find an organization where you can donate items you no longer need.


[Updated 3/17/2011]

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Toy Recalls for Week of March 14

http://www.toymania.com/logos/cpsc_logo.jpgHere's a quick summary of what toys and child-related items have been recalled in the past week or so.


[Updated 3/17/2011]

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Toy2R x Chadstone - Australia's Qee Fashion Designer Toy Exhibition

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/0311_chad1_icon.jpgCustomized large-scale Qee figures are on display at a fashion festival in Australia.


[Updated 3/17/2011]

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Four Horsemen: Scarabus Pre-Orders

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/0311_scarset1_icon.jpgThe Four Horsemen will begin taking pre-orders for their Scarabus action figures (singles and the first multi-pack) on March 19th.


[Updated 3/17/2011]

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March 17: We Heart Japan Benefit in LA

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/megaphone_icon.gifWe Heart Japan will be holding a benefit at Meltdown Comics in Los Angeles on March 17th - the proceeds will go to an earthquake relief and recovery fund for Japan.


[Updated 3/17/2011]

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DC Direct Shipping Schedule

http://www.toymania.com/logos/dcd_logo.jpgThe schedule of release dates for DC Direct products. Not an update, just a listing of the dates as they appeared in the original solicitations for the products.


[Updated 3/17/2011]

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Hasbro: TRANSFORMERS Online Game in 2012

http://www.toymania.com/logos/hasbrologo.jpgHasbro and Jagex Limited will launch a Transformers online game in 2012.


[Updated 3/16/2011]

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DreamWorks Announces Films Through 2014

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/megaphone_icon.gifDreamWorks Animation has announced their film release schedule through 2014. (Lots of toy-friendly licenses in here.)


[Updated 3/16/2011]

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Hasbro's 16 Weeks of Cyber Sweeps

http://www.toymania.com/logos/hasbrologo.jpgHasbro has launched a new 16-week promotion featuring toys (and other prizes) from the upcoming Transformers: Dark of the Moon movie.


[Updated 3/16/2011]

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Captain Action, Hot Toys Odin, Green Lantern, Transformers 3D Movie Promo Pack at Big Bad Toy Store

http://www.toymania.com/centralad/bbts150x75.jpgOnline retailer BigBadToyStore.com has a variety of new arrivals in stock and available for pre-ordering, including the 12-inch Hot Toys Odin figure from the Thor movie, Captain Action 2011 figures and costume sets, the Transformers 3D Movie Promo Pack, DC Direct's latest Green Lantern action figures, oodles more DC Direct, and more.


[Updated 3/16/2011]

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DC Universe Online Statue: The Joker

http://www.toymania.com/images/0311_dcd_ojoker_icon.jpgDC Direct is adding the Joker to the statue series based on the DC Universe Online game.


[Updated 3/14/2011]

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DC Universe Online Statue: Harley Quinn

http://www.toymania.com/images/0311_dcd_ohq_icon.jpgDC Direct is adding Harley Quinn to the statue series based on the DC Universe Online game.


[Updated 3/14/2011]

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Women of the DC Universe Series 3: Zatanna Bust

http://www.toymania.com/images/0311_dcd_zat_icon.jpgDC Direct is adding Zatanna to their popular bust series based on the female characters from DC Comics.


[Updated 3/14/2011]

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Blackest Night: Yellow Lantern 1:4 Scale Power Battery and Ring Prop Replica Set

http://www.toymania.com/images/0311_dcd_yellow_icon.jpgDC Direct is adding the Yellow Lantern set to their series of Blackest Night 1:4 scale power battery and ring prop replica sets.


[Updated 3/14/2011]

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Heroes of the DC Universe: Blackest Night: Sinestro Corps Member Arkillo Bust

http://www.toymania.com/images/0311_dcd_arkillo_icon.jpgDC Direct is adding Arkillo to their bust series based on Blackest Night characters.


[Updated 3/14/2011]

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Cover Girls of the DC Universe: Starfire Statue

http://www.toymania.com/images/0311_dcd_starfire_icon.jpgDC Direct is releasing a statue of Starfire, based on art by Adam Hughes.


[Updated 3/14/2011]

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Green Lantern Series 4 Action Figures

http://www.toymania.com/images/0311_dcd_gl4_icon.jpgDC Direct is releasing a fourth batch of Green Lantern action figures, including Green Lantern Arkkis Chummuk, a Power Glow Green Lantern Hal Jordan, a Red Lantern Guy Gardner, and a Green Lantern Stel.


[Updated 3/14/2011]

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Flashpoint Series 1 Action Figures

http://www.toymania.com/images/0311_dcd_flashpoint_icon.jpgDC Direct is releasing Flashpoint action figures, starting with the Flash, Cyborg, Wonder Woman, and Batman.


[Updated 3/14/2011]

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Blackest Night Action Figure Box Set

http://www.toymania.com/images/0311_dcd_bnset_icon.jpgDC Direct is releasing a box set of Blackest Night action figures (Indigo Munnk, Green Lantern Hal Jordan, Black Lantern Blue Beetle and Star Sapphire Fatality) which includes a comic book containing several of the stories from the Blackest Night arc.


[Updated 3/14/2011]

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Batman Black & White Statue: Batman Arkham Asylum

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/0311_dcd_bmbw_icon.jpgDC Direct is adding a video game version of Batman to their wildly popular Batman Black & White statue series.


[Updated 3/14/2011]

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Hot Toys Odin, Koto Iron Man, Bowen Marvel, Stormtrooper ArtFX 2 pack at Urban-Collector

http://www.toymania.com/centralad/ucNewspost-Iconwee.gifOnline retailer Urban-Collector has a variety of new arrivals in stock and available for pre-ordering, including the Stormtrooper ArtFX 2 pack, a 12-inch Odin figure from Hot Toys, the Kotobukiya Iron Man Avengers statue, several Marvel pieces from Bowen Designs, and more.


[Updated 3/11/2011]

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Toy Recalls for Week of March 7

http://www.toymania.com/logos/cpsc_logo.jpgHere's a quick summary of what toys and child-related items have been recalled in the past week or so.


[Updated 3/11/2011]

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New Hasbro Sets at Big Bad Toy Store

http://www.toymania.com/centralad/bbts150x75.jpgOnline retailer BigBadToyStore.com has a variety of new arrivals available for pre-ordering from Hasbro, including the Dark of the Moon promo pack, Marvel Team box sets, new GI Joe figures, and more.


[Updated 3/10/2011]

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March 20: He-Man/MOTU Live Auction

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/megaphone_icon.gifOn March 20th, TheBigToyAuction.com will be hosting a live auction of many nifty He-Man and Masters of the Universe items.


[Updated 3/10/2011]

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Toy2R's 7 Inch Transparent Qee Bear

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/0311_clearqee_icon.jpgToy2R has a 7-inch clear Qee planned, for releasing in May 2011.


[Updated 3/10/2011]

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Family Guy, Halo: Reach, Green Lantern, Lightsaber Chopsticks at Big Bad Toy Store

http://www.toymania.com/centralad/bbts150x75.jpgOnline retailer BigBadToyStore.com has a variety of new arrivals in stock and available for pre-ordering, including the third series of Star Wars Lightsaber Chopsticks, Green Lantern movie items, Halo: Reach action figures, Family Guy action figures, and more.


[Updated 3/10/2011]

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Fun Publications Launches Auction Site

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/megaphone_icon.gifFun Publications has launched McAX, a new online auction site.


[Updated 3/07/2011]

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BotCon 2011 Exclusive Comic

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/megaphone_icon.gifThe 2011 BotCon exclusive comic book will feature a Transformers Animated storyline.


[Updated 3/07/2011]

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Medicom RAH Mad Hatter & Harry Potter, World of Warcraft, Universal Monsters Minimates at Urban-Collector

http://www.toymania.com/centralad/ucNewspost-Iconwee.gifOnline retailer Urban-Collector has a variety of new arrivals in stock and available for pre-ordering, including tons of DC Direct, Universal Monsters Dracula Minimates, Universal Monsters Frankenstein Minimates, World of Warcraft series 7 action figures, the Mad Hatter and Harry Potter RAH figures from Medicom, and more.


[Updated 3/04/2011]

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Toy Recalls for Week of February 28

http://www.toymania.com/logos/cpsc_logo.jpgHere's a quick summary of what toys and child-related items have been recalled in the past week or so.


[Updated 3/04/2011]

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CustomCon 28: Enter by March 7

http://www.toymania.com/customcorner/cc28/cc28button.jpgCustomCon 25 will be held from April 4 to 8, 2011, with an entry deadline of March 7.


[Updated 3/03/2011]

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Iron Man Mark IV & Gamera 1967 Sci-Fi Revoltech, SW DX Kubricks, Green Lantern Movie Masters at Big Bad Toy Store

http://www.toymania.com/centralad/bbts150x75.jpgOnline retailer BigBadToyStore.com has a variety of new arrivals in stock and available for pre-ordering, including several new Revoltech figures (Iron Man Mark IV, Gamera 1967), Star Wars DX Kubricks, Green Lantern Movie Masters action figures, and more.


[Updated 3/03/2011]

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Patton Oswalt & Comedy Night at C2E2

http://www.toymania.com/logos/c2e2.jpgThe 2011 Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo (C2E2) will feature a special comedy night on March 18th.


[Updated 3/02/2011]

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The Vampire Diaries & Chuck at C2E2

http://www.toymania.com/logos/c2e2.jpgWarner Bros. Television is bringing the casts from Chuck and the Vampire Diaries to the Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo in March 2011.


[Updated 3/02/2011]

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Chris Hemsworth Q&A at C2E2

http://www.toymania.com/logos/c2e2.jpgChris Hemsworth (Thor!) will be holding a Q&A on March 19th at the C2E2 convention.


[Updated 3/02/2011]

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Weta: Christchurch Earthquake Appeal Auctions

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/megaphone_icon.gifWeta Collectibles is auctioning several pieces to raise funds for New Zealand earthquake relief efforts.


[Updated 3/02/2011]

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Transformers Giveaway on AwesomeToyBlog.com

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/megaphone_icon.gifAwesomeToyBlog.com is giving away a Transformers Power Core Combiner set.


[Updated 2/28/2011]

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Four Horsemen: Scarabus Pre-Orders

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/0211_scarset_icon.jpgThe Four Horsemen will begin taking pre-orders for their Scarabus action figures on March 1st.


[Updated 2/26/2011]

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Duke Nukem, Jean Grey Bishoujo, Green Lantern Movie Busts at Urban-Collector

http://www.toymania.com/centralad/ucNewspost-Iconwee.gifOnline retailer Urban-Collector has a variety of new arrivals in stock and available for pre-ordering, including tons of DC Direct, Green Lantern movie busts, the Jean Grey Bishoujo statue, the new Duke Nukem action figure, and more.


[Updated 2/25/2011]

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LEGO Acquires LEGO Universe Rights

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/legologo_tn.jpgGazillion has sold their rights in the LEGO Universe online game to LEGO Systems. What does it mean to you as a player? Probably nothing, but it's fascinating to track.


[Updated 2/25/2011]

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Toy Recalls for Week of February 21

http://www.toymania.com/logos/cpsc_logo.jpgHere's a quick summary of what toys and child-related items have been recalled in the past week or so.


[Updated 2/25/2011]

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Marvel Universe & Hot Toys Tracker Predator at Big Bad Toy Store

http://www.toymania.com/centralad/bbts150x75.jpgOnline retailer BigBadToyStore.com has new batch of interesting items available for pre-ordering: the Hot Toys tracker Predator figure and the third wave of 2011 Marvel Universe action figures.


[Updated 2/25/2011]

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Transformers Legends, Sci-Fi Revoltech, Sam Fisher, Ghostface at Big Bad Toy Store

http://www.toymania.com/centralad/bbts150x75.jpgOnline retailer BigBadToyStore.com has a variety of new arrivals in stock and available for pre-ordering, including tons of Transformers, a restock of the Sci-Fi Revoltech action figures, Sam Fisher from Splinter Cell: Conviction, Ghostface from Scream 4, and more.


[Updated 2/23/2011]

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Feb 27: Transformers Live Auction

http://www.toymania.com/logos/hasbrologo.jpgOn February 27th, TheBigToyAuction.com will be hosting a live auction of many nifty Transformers items, including Botcon exclusives, vintage figures, post cards, and more.


[Updated 2/23/2011]

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2011 Toy of the Year Awards

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/megaphone_icon.gifThe Toy Industry Association awarded their 2011 Toy of the Year Awards during the American International Toy Fair.


[Updated 2/23/2011]

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Toy Fair 2011: Attendance Was Up

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/megaphone_icon.gifThe Toy Industry Association reports that the 2011 American International Toy Fair saw an increase in attendance in several categories, including a big boost in international buyers.


[Updated 2/23/2011]

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ECCC-Exclusive Emerald Dragonrider Action Figure Kit

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/0211_eccc_icon.jpgAt the 2011 Emerald City Comicon, WorkingClassVillains is offering a super-limited action figure kit of The Emerald Dragonrider.


[Updated 2/23/2011]

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Toy2R's Pom-Pom Qee Contest

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/0211_clearqeepuff_icon.jpgToy2R is holding a contest involoving their new 7-inch clear Qee.


[Updated 2/23/2011]

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Michael Keaton Batman, DC Direct, Bowen Designs at Urban-Collector

http://www.toymania.com/centralad/ucNewspost-Iconwee.gifOnline retailer Urban-Collector has a variety of new arrivals in stock and available for pre-ordering, including tons of DC Direct, several Maarvel pieces from Bowen Designs, the Michael Keaton Batman statue, and more.


[Updated 2/18/2011]

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CustomCon 28: Enter by March 7

http://www.toymania.com/customcorner/cc28/cc28button.jpgCustomCon 25 will be held from April 4 to 8, 2011, with an entry deadline of March 7.


[Updated 2/18/2011]

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Toy Industry Association: Top 2011 Toy Trends

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/megaphone_icon.gifThe Toy Industry Association hosted a "Toy Trends Tea" at the 2011 American International Toy Fair - these are the four top trends mentioned in the talk.


[Updated 2/18/2011]

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Celebrity Guests at 2011 C2E2

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/megaphone_icon.gifThe Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo has announced several more celebrity guests, including Eliza Dushku, Rick Bayless, and the cast of True Blood.


[Updated 2/18/2011]

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Feb 19: Dark Talisman Scarabus & Light Talisman Scarabus

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/0211_scar1_icon.jpgThe Four Horsemen are selling their Dark Talisman Scarabus and Light Talisman Scarabus action figures through their online store starting February 19, 2011.


[Updated 2/17/2011]

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7 Inch Qee Teaser... Clearly, Qee

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/0211_clearqee_icon.jpgToy2R has a 7-inch clear Qee planned, and has released an image so that you can see inside for yourself.


[Updated 2/17/2011]

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DC Direct Shipping Schedule

http://www.toymania.com/logos/dcd_logo.jpgThe schedule of release dates for DC Direct products. Not an update, just a listing of the dates as they appeared in the original solicitations for the products.


[Updated 2/17/2011]

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Toy Recalls for Week of February 14

http://www.toymania.com/logos/cpsc_logo.jpgHere's a quick summary of what toys and child-related items have been recalled in the past week or so.


[Updated 2/17/2011]

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Toy Fair, Thundercats, DC, Green Lantern, Young Justice at Big Bad Toy Store

http://www.toymania.com/centralad/bbts150x75.jpgOnline retailer BigBadToyStore.com has a variety of new arrivals in stock and available for pre-ordering, including Thundercats from Bandai, The Walking Dead action figures, Green Lantern movie items, and more.


[Updated 2/16/2011]

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LEGO Sells $1 Billion in the US in 2010

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/legologo_tn.jpgLEGO had over one billion dollars in consumer sales in the US in 2010. (We here at RTM are a tad scared to add up our portion of those sales!)


[Updated 2/16/2011]

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Green Lantern (Movie): 1:4 Scale Sinestro Deluxe Bust

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/0211_dcd_glmsin14_icon.jpgDC Direct is releasing quite a bit of Green Lantern movie goodies, including this 1:4 scale bust of Sinestro.


[Updated 2/16/2011]

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Green Lantern (Movie): Hal Jordan Emerald Energy Statue

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/0211_dcd_emenergy_icon.jpgDC Direct is releasing quite a bit of Green Lantern movie goodies, including this statue of Hal Jordan.


[Updated 2/16/2011]

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Green Lantern (Movie): 1:4 Scale Hal Jordan Deluxe Bust

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/0211_dcd_glmhal14_icon.jpgDC Direct is releasing quite a bit of Green Lantern movie goodies, including this 1:4 scale bust of Hal Jordan.


[Updated 2/16/2011]

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Green Lantern (Movie): Green Lantern Power Ring Prop Replica

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/0211_dcd_glmring_icon.jpgDC Direct is releasing quite a bit of Green Lantern movie goodies, including this power ring prop replica.


[Updated 2/16/2011]

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Green Lantern (Movie): Green Lantern Power Battery Prop Replica

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/0211_dcd_glmbattery_icon.jpgDC Direct is releasing quite a bit of Green Lantern movie goodies, including this power battery prop replica.


[Updated 2/16/2011]

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Green Lantern (Movie): Hal Jordan Bust

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/0211_dcd_glmhalbust_icon.jpgDC Direct is releasing quite a bit of Green Lantern movie goodies, including this bust of Hal Jordan.


[Updated 2/16/2011]

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Green Lantern (Movie): Sinestro Bust

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/0211_dcd_glmsinbust_icon.jpgDC Direct is releasing quite a bit of Green Lantern movie goodies, including this bust of Sinestro.


[Updated 2/16/2011]

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Green Lantern (Movie): Tomar Re Bust

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/0211_dcd_glmtomar_icon.jpgDC Direct is releasing quite a bit of Green Lantern movie goodies, including this bust of Tomar Re.


[Updated 2/16/2011]

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Green Lantern (Movie): Guardian Bust

http://www.toymania.com/logos/dcd_logo.jpgDC Direct is releasing quite a bit of Green Lantern movie goodies, including a bust of a Guardian.


[Updated 2/16/2011]

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Green Lantern (Movie): Kilowog Bust

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/0211_dcd_kilowog_icon.jpgDC Direct is releasing quite a bit of Green Lantern movie goodies, including this bust of Kilowog.


[Updated 2/16/2011]

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Green Lantern (Movie): Hal Jordan Maquette

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/0211_dcd_glmhalmaq_icon.jpgDC Direct is releasing quite a bit of Green Lantern movie goodies, including this maquette of Hal Jordan.


[Updated 2/16/2011]

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Heroes of the DC Universe: Blackest Night Black Lantern Nekron Bust

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/0211_dcd_nekron_icon.jpgDC Direct is adding the Black Lantern Nekron to their "Heroes of the DC Universe: Blackest Night" bust series.


[Updated 2/16/2011]

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Blackest Night: Black Lantern 1:4 Scale Power Battery and Ring Prop Replica Set

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/0211_dcd_black_icon.jpgDC Direct is adding the Black Lantern set to their series of Blackest Night 1:4 scale power battery and ring prop replica sets.


[Updated 2/16/2011]

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Batman: Vampire Mini Statue

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/0211_dcd_vampire_icon.jpgDC Direct is releasing a mini statue of Batman as seen in the Elseworlds "Vampire Trilogy."


[Updated 2/16/2011]

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Green Lantern: Emerald Knights DVD Sinestro Maquette

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/0211_dcd_emsin_icon.jpgDC Direct is releasing a maquette of Sinestro, based on the Green Lantern: Emerald Knights DVD animated movie.


[Updated 2/16/2011]

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Batman Black & White Statue: Batman by Cliff Chiang

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/0211_dcd_bmbw_icon.jpgDC Direct is adding a Cliff Chiang Batman to their wildly popular Batman Black & White statue series.


[Updated 2/16/2011]

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Ame-Comi Heroine Series: Zatanna (V.1) Halloween Variant PVC Figure

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/0211_dcd_aczat_icon.jpgDC Direct is releasing a repainted version of their Ame-Comi Zatanna PVC figure.


[Updated 2/16/2011]

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Ame-Comi Heroine Series: Cheetah (V.1) Stealth Variant PVC Figure

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/0211_dcd_accheetah_icon.jpgDC Direct is releasing a repainted version of their Ame-Comi Cheetah PVC figure.


[Updated 2/16/2011]

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Mattel's 2011 Toy Fair Summary

http://www.toymania.com/logos/mattellogo.jpgMattel has released a summary of their new products for 2011.


[Updated 2/11/2011]

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Basic Fun's 2011 Toy Fair Summary

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/megaphone_icon.gifBasic Fun has released a summary of their new products for 2011.


[Updated 2/11/2011]

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Hasbro's 2011 Toy Fair Summary

http://www.toymania.com/logos/hasbrologo.jpgHasbro has released a summary of their new products for 2011.


[Updated 2/11/2011]

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LEGO's 2011 Toy Fair Summary

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/legologo_tn.jpgLEGO has released a summary of their new products for 2011.


[Updated 2/11/2011]

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TOYPOCALYPSE: A Four Horsemen Retrospective

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/0211_4h1_icon.jpgThe Four Horsemen's art show is opening in New York City on February 11th.


[Updated 2/11/2011]

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Millionaire Playboy at Toy Fair & on Your Phone

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/mplillogo.gifThose energetic men over at Millionaire Playboy have whipped up a mobile version of their site so that you can follow along with their Toy Fair coverage on your smartphone.


[Updated 2/11/2011]

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Mattel: DreamWorks Movie & TV Toys

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/0211_rico_icon.jpgMattel's Fisher-Price will be making toys based on DreamWorks movies and television series, starting with Kung Fu Panda 2 and Penguins of Madagascar.


[Updated 2/10/2011]

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Toy Recalls for Week of February 7

http://www.toymania.com/logos/cpsc_logo.jpgHere's a quick summary of what toys and child-related items have been recalled in the past week or so.


[Updated 2/10/2011]

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Hasbro Debuts Elmo & Sesame Street Toys

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/0211_elmo_icon.jpgHasbro's Playskool brand will be releasing Sesame Street toys in 2011, including a fancy new interactive Elmo.


[Updated 2/10/2011]

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Wood Toys of Disney-Pixar Cars

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/0211_cars1_icon.jpgToys'R'Us and Disney are releasing wood toys based on the Disney-Pixar Cars movie, with more to follow once Cars 2 is in theaters. (There are 11 images in the news item.)


[Updated 2/10/2011]

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McFarlane: The Walking Dead Action Figures

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/0211_walking_icon.jpgMcFarlane Toys will be making action figures based on The Walking Dead comic book and also based on the AMC television series.


[Updated 2/10/2011]

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Diamond to Offer Digital Content via Comic Shops

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/diamond_tn.jpgDiamond Comics and iVerse are teaming up to offer digital content through comic book stores, with online retailers able to sell digital back issues and graphic novels.


[Updated 2/10/2011]

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March 20: 11th Annual Joelanta Show

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/gijoe_logo_tn.gifThe 2011 Joelanta convention will be held on March 20, 2011, with a special dinner on March 19th.


[Updated 2/09/2011]

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Halo: Reach, Thor, Captain America, Exclusive Transformers at Big Bad Toy Store

http://www.toymania.com/centralad/bbts150x75.jpgOnline retailer BigBadToyStore.com has a variety of new arrivals in stock and available for pre-ordering, including several Shared Exclusive Transformers items, Halo: Reach action figures, Thundercats staction figures, Thor movie figures, Captain America movie figures, and more.


[Updated 2/09/2011]

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More Justin Bieber Toys for 2011

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/0211_justin1_icon.jpgJust in case you didn't get enough Justin Bieber toys and dolls in 2010, there are more planned for 2011, including a tour bus/concert stage playset and a doll with hair you can comb.


[Updated 2/09/2011]

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Stardoll Signs with Mattel

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/0211_stardoll_icon.jpgStardoll and Mattel have signed a licensing agreement for Mattel to bring the Stardolls into the real world and out of their online-only existence.


[Updated 2/09/2011]

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Living Dead Dolls Pre-Toy Fair Q&A

http://www.toymania.com/logos/mezco_logo.jpgMezco's Damien Glonek answers a few questions for us about Living Dead Dolls before the 2011 American International Toy Fair.


[Updated 2/08/2011]

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Toys'R'Us Great Trade-In Event

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/trulogo_tn.jpgToys'R'Us is again holding a 'Great Trade-In' Event to get recalled baby products out of circulation.


[Updated 2/08/2011]

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US Toy Industry Grew 2% in 2010

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/megaphone_icon.gifToy sales in the US grew 2% in 2010 over sales for 2009.


[Updated 2/08/2011]

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Cedar Point K'NEX Great Thrill Ride Build-Off

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/knexlogo.gifK'NEX and the Cedar Point amusement park are teaming up to hold a competition for student groups - the goal is to build models of amusement park rides using K'NEX building sets.


[Updated 2/08/2011]

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Hasbro's Transformers Prime Q&A

http://www.toymania.com/logos/hasbrologo.jpgHasbro held a special Q&A round, featuring their Transformers Prime series.


[Updated 2/08/2011]

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Hasbro GI Joe Renegades Q&A

http://www.toymania.com/logos/hasbrologo.jpgHasbro held a special Q&A round, featuring their GI Joe Renegades animated series.


[Updated 2/08/2011]

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Mezco Releases 2011 Toy Fair Catalog

http://www.toymania.com/logos/mezco_logo.jpgMezco is offering collectors a unique piece of Toy Fair - their print catalog for the 2011 American Internation Toy Fair.


[Updated 2/08/2011]

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Mattel Reports 2010 Financial Results

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/mattel.jpgMattel has reported their Fourth Quarter 2010 and Full-Year 2010 financial results.


[Updated 2/08/2011]

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Hasbro Reports 2010 Financial Results

http://www.toymania.com/logos/hasbrologo.jpgHasbro has reported their Fourth Quarter 2010 and Full-Year 2010 financial results.


[Updated 2/08/2011]

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Dynamic Forces: New Avengers #1 Blank Variant Edition Comic Contest

http://www.toymania.com/logos/dfnewlogo.jpgDynamic Forces has launched a new contest - the prize is a New Avengers #1 Blank Variant Edition comic book with hand-drawn art on the front and back covers.


[Updated 2/08/2011]

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Toy2R's NYC-QEE Toy Fair Preview Party

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/0211_nycqee_icon.jpgToy2R is having a Toy Fair Preview Party on February 14 at Yoyamart in New York City.


[Updated 2/05/2011]

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Toy2R's 5-inch Mini Qee Collection

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/0211_miniqee1_icon.jpgToy2R has unveiled their entire 5-inch mini Qee collection, including several new character shapes.


[Updated 2/04/2011]

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Skelanimal Qees Artist Series Two

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/0211_skel1_icon.jpgToy2R is releasing a second batch of Skelanimals Qee figures designed by artists.


[Updated 2/04/2011]

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Hot Toys Thor, Thundercats Lion-O, Usagi Yojimbo, Domo at Urban-Collector

http://www.toymania.com/centralad/ucNewspost-Iconwee.gifOnline retailer Urban-Collector has a variety of new arrivals in stock and available for pre-ordering, including new action figures from Hot Toys (Thor!), a mega-scale Thundercats Lion-O action figure, a statue of Usagi Yojimbo, oodles of new DC Direct, and more.


[Updated 2/04/2011]

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WB Summary: ThunderCats at Toy Fair 2011

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/0211_tcats1_icon.jpgWarner Bros. Consumer Products has released a summary of their ThunderCats licensees, outlining what you can expect to see at Toy Fair 2011. (News item includes six pictures.)


[Updated 2/04/2011]

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CustomCon 28: Enter by March 7

http://www.toymania.com/customcorner/cc28/cc28button.jpgCustomCon 25 will be held from April 4 to 8, 2011, with an entry deadline of March 7.


[Updated 2/04/2011]

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Toy2R's 36 Inch Qee Loves Green Bear

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/0211_greenqee_icon.jpgToy2R is releasing a new giant version of their flocked green Qee Bear.


[Updated 2/03/2011]

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DC Mini Mezitz Batman & Batmobile

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/0211_mezbat_icon.jpgMezco will be releasing a Batmobile (with Batman) in their series of 2-inch Mezitz figures of DC characters.


[Updated 2/03/2011]

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Living Dead Dolls 2012 Calendar

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/0211_lddcal_icon.jpgMezco will be releasing a 2012 calendar featuring the Living Dead Dolls.


[Updated 2/03/2011]

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DC Universe Mini Mezitz Series 1

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/0211_mezdc_icon.jpgMezco will be releasing 2-inch Mezitz figures of DC characters, including Batman, Superman, and Green Lantern.


[Updated 2/03/2011]

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Toy Recalls for Week of January 31

http://www.toymania.com/logos/cpsc_logo.jpgHere's a quick summary of what toys and child-related items have been recalled in the past week or so.


[Updated 2/03/2011]

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2011 NYCC Expanded to Four Days

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/0605_nycomic_icon.jpgThe 2011 New York Comic Con will span four days instead of three - that's a preview night plus three full days.


[Updated 2/02/2011]

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Celebrity Guests for C2E2 2011

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/megaphone_icon.gifThe Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo has announced several new celebrity guests for the 2011 convention, including Jonathan Bernthal, Laurie Holden, Mark Sheppard, and Tahmoh Penikett.


[Updated 2/02/2011]

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GI Joe 2011, Thor, Captain America, Bruce Lee, DCU Classics at Big Bad Toy Store

http://www.toymania.com/centralad/bbts150x75.jpgOnline retailer BigBadToyStore.com has a variety of new arrivals in stock and available for pre-ordering, including GI Joe 2011 action figures, Thor movie action figures, Captain America movie action figures, DC Universe Classics action figures, and more.


[Updated 2/02/2011]

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Stan Lee and Todd McFarlane Contest

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/toddwhite_tn.jpgDesign a superhero character for the Stan Lee Foundation, and you could win a day with Todd McFarlane!


[Updated 2/01/2011]

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Mezco's Thundercats Lion-O Mega-Scale Figure

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/0211_mezcat_icon.jpgMezco has unveiled their large Thundercats Lion-O action figure.


[Updated 2/01/2011]

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Thundercats Toys Preorders at Big Bad Toy Store

http://www.toymania.com/centralad/bbts150x75.jpgOnline retailer BigBadToyStore.com has new preorders listed for Bandai's Thundercats action figures.


[Updated 2/01/2011]

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New 5" Kaiju Bossy Bear Figure

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/0111_bossy_icon.jpgToy2R is releasing a new version of Bossy Bear, this time he is Kaiju/Monster.


[Updated 2/01/2011]

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Hasbro Transformers UK Toy Fair Press Pictures

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/0111_uktf1_icon.jpgHasbro has released two Transformers press images from the UK Toy Fair.


[Updated 1/29/2011]

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Hot Toys Indiana Jones, Michael Jackson, Green Hornet, Blackest Night at Urban-Collector

http://www.toymania.com/centralad/ucNewspost-Iconwee.gifOnline retailer Urban-Collector has a variety of new arrivals in stock and available for pre-ordering, including new action figures from Hot Toys (Indiana Jones!), Michael Jackson collector figures, Green Hornet action figures, Blackest Night series 8, Enterbay's Ip Man figure, and more.


[Updated 1/28/2011]

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RIP Clement Sauve of GI Joe: Renegades

http://www.toymania.com/logos/hasbrologo.jpgHasbro has let us know that Clement Sauve, a GI Joe: Renegades character designer, has passed away.


[Updated 1/28/2011]

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Toy Recalls for Week of January 24

http://www.toymania.com/logos/cpsc_logo.jpgHere's a quick summary of what toys and child-related items have been recalled in the past week or so.


[Updated 1/27/2011]

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Blackest Night, Iron Man, GI Joe, MOTU Classics at Big Bad Toy Store

http://www.toymania.com/centralad/bbts150x75.jpgOnline retailer BigBadToyStore.com has a variety of new arrivals in stock and available for pre-ordering, including Blackest Night series 8 action figures, new Iron Man and GI Joe action figures for 2011, MOTU Classics action figures, Transformers, Dragon Age: Origin figures, and more.


[Updated 1/27/2011]

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Hasbro: #59 on Fortune's 'Best Companies to Work For' List

http://www.toymania.com/logos/hasbrologo.jpgHasbro has been named to Fortune's 2011 "Best Companies to Work For" list.


[Updated 1/25/2011]

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Mattel: #69 on Fortune's 'Best Companies to Work For' List

http://www.toymania.com/logos/mattellogo.jpgMattel has been named to Fortune's 2011 "Best Companies to Work For" list.


[Updated 1/25/2011]

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Green Lantern Movie Toys at Toy Fair 2011

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/0111_gl1_icon.jpgWarner Bros. has released a summary (with a few pictures) of the Green Lantern movie merchandise which will be featured by their licensees at Toy Fair 2011.


[Updated 1/25/2011]

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Updated TOYPOCALYPSE Event Info

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/0111_toyc1_icon.jpgThe Four Horsemen are having an art show during the 2011 Toy Fair in New York. While Toy Fair is not open to the public, this event is!


[Updated 1/24/2011]

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5" Mini Qee Collection Debut and Custom Show 2/14 - Toy2R Preview Party

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/0111_qeenyc_icon.jpgToy2R is has released more details about their "Year of the Qee" celebration in New York City during the American International Toy Fair.


[Updated 1/24/2011]

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Mezco Unveils South Park Series 2

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/0111_sp1_icon.jpgMezco has announced a new batch of South Park action figures: A.W.E.S.O.M.-O, Stan, and Kyle (with Ike).


[Updated 1/24/2011]

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LEGO Education Offers Online Teaching Resources

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/legologo_tn.jpgLEGO Education has teamed with Learning.com to provide online curriculum sets to teachers.


[Updated 1/24/2011]

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Kratos, Batman Justice, SW Talking Plush, Hot Toys T-800 & Iron Man Mark IV at Urban-Collector

http://www.toymania.com/centralad/ucNewspost-Iconwee.gifOnline retailer Urban-Collector has a variety of new arrivals in stock and available for pre-ordering, including new action figures from Hot Toys (T-800 and Iron Man Mark IV), the God of War Kratos statue, a Batman Justice 1/6 scale figure, talking Star Wars plush, and more.


[Updated 1/22/2011]

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DC Direct Shipping Schedule

http://www.toymania.com/logos/dcd_logo.jpgThe schedule of release dates for DC Direct products. Not an update, just a listing of the dates as they appeared in the original solicitations for the products.


[Updated 1/20/2011]

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Toy Recalls for Week of January 17

http://www.toymania.com/logos/cpsc_logo.jpgHere's a quick summary of what toys and child-related items have been recalled in the past week or so.


[Updated 1/20/2011]

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Transformers, Star Wars, Chris Taylor, Tetsuo, Bowen, MOTU Classics at Big Bad Toy Store

http://www.toymania.com/centralad/bbts150x75.jpgOnline retailer BigBadToyStore.com has a variety of new arrivals in stock and available for pre-ordering, including new statues/busts from Bowen Designs, the Hot Toys Platoon Chris Taylor, oodles of Transformers, tons of Star Wars Vintage 2011, MOTU Classics action figures, a Tetsuo doll, and more.


[Updated 1/20/2011]

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Women of the DC Universe Series 3: Supergirl Bust

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/0111_dcd_sg_icon.jpgDC Direct is adding Supergirl to their third series of busts based on the Women of the DC Universe.


[Updated 1/20/2011]

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Blackest Night: Indigo Lantern 1:4 Scale Power Battery and Ring Prop Replica Set

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/0111_dcd_lantern_icon.jpgDC Direct is adding the Indigo Lantern to their series of quarter-scale Blackest Night Power Battery and Ring prop replica sets.


[Updated 1/20/2011]

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Heroes of the DC Universe: Blackest Night: Indigo-1 Bust

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/0111_dcd_indigo_icon.jpgDC Direct is adding Indigo-1 to their Blackest Night series of "Heroes of the DC Universe" busts.


[Updated 1/20/2011]

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The Little Endless Portfolio Set

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/0111_dcd_endless_icon.jpgDC Direct is releasing a portfolio set with art from the Little Endless Storybooks. There are 12 prints in the set.


[Updated 1/20/2011]

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Ame-Comi Heroine Mini-Figures Series 3

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/0111_dcd_ame1_icon.jpgDC Direct is releasing a third batch of smaller-scale Ame-Comi Heroine figures. This series features Supergirl (with Streaky), Power Girl, and Hawkgirl.


[Updated 1/20/2011]

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Two-Face 1:2 Scale Bust

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/0111_dcd_2face_icon.jpgDC Direct is resoliciting their Two-Face half-scale bust, to arrive in comic book stores in March 2011.


[Updated 1/20/2011]

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World Of Warcraft Collectible Coin Sets

http://www.toymania.com/logos/dcd_logo.jpgDC Direct is resoliciting their two World of Warcraft coin sets, to arrive in comic book stores in August 2011.


[Updated 1/20/2011]

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Starcraft Premium Series 1 Collectible Figures

http://www.toymania.com/logos/dcd_logo.jpgDC Direct is planning action figures based on Starcraft, starting with Jim Raynor and Zeratul.


[Updated 1/20/2011]

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Jan 18: Dynamic Forces on QVC

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/0111_dfgh_icon.jpgDynamic Forces will be appearing on QVC on January 18th to sell Green Hornet comic books, and maybe also some other things.


[Updated 1/18/2011]

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Toy2R 5" Mini Qee Bear - The Next Generation of Qee

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/0111_qeebear1_icon.jpgToy2R is launching a new size of do-it-yourself Qee figures, with the Bear shape to join the series.


[Updated 1/18/2011]

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NYC Loves Qee - Toy2R Preview Party Teaser

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/0111_qeebear_icon.jpgToy2R is teasing details about a "Year of the Qee" celebration in New York City during the American International Toy Fair.


[Updated 1/18/2011]

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Mega Man X, Hot Toys Jill Valentine, Marvel Plushies SW Wall Panels, at Big Bad Toy Store

http://www.toymania.com/centralad/bbts150x75.jpgOnline retailer BigBadToyStore.com has a variety of new arrivals in stock and available for pre-ordering, including Marvel Plushies from Funko, D-Arts Mega Man X action figure, a Jill Valentine figure from Hot Toys, Star Wars wall panels, and more.


[Updated 1/15/2011]

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ViseOne's Comic Stripped 10" Homer Simpson Qee

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/0111_homer1_icon.jpgToy2R has unveiled a new customized Homer Simpson Qee.


[Updated 1/14/2011]

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Living Dead Dolls: Beetlejuice & Lydia

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/0111_lddbj_icon.jpgMezco is releasing a Beetlejuice and Lydia two-pack of Living Dead Dolls exclusively at Hot Topic.


[Updated 1/14/2011]

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Blackest Night, Bowen Thor & Thanos, Funko Pop!, Mega Man at Urban-Collector

http://www.toymania.com/centralad/ucNewspost-Iconwee.gifOnline retailer Urban-Collector has a variety of new arrivals in stock and available for pre-ordering, including the 7th series of Blackest Night action figures, new Marvel items from Bowen Designs (Thanos statue, Thor bust), Mega Man model kits, and more.


[Updated 1/14/2011]

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Toy Recalls for Week of January 10

http://www.toymania.com/logos/cpsc_logo.jpgHere's a quick summary of what toys and child-related items have been recalled in the past week or so.


[Updated 1/14/2011]

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CustomCon 28: Enter by March 7

http://www.toymania.com/customcorner/cc28/cc28button.jpgCustomCon 25 will be held from April 4 to 8, 2011, with an entry deadline of March 7.


[Updated 1/13/2011]

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LEGO Ninjago for the Nintendo DS

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/legologo_tn.jpgLEGO Ninjago will be available for the Nintendo DS in Spring 2011.


[Updated 1/13/2011]

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LEGO Ninjago Spins onto Shelves

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/legologo_tn.jpgLEGO's new Ninjago sets are now at your favorite LEGO retailer. Ninjago is also coming soon to the LEGO Universe online game.


[Updated 1/13/2011]

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Be a Master Model Builder at LEGOLAND Discovery Center DFW

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/legologo_tn.jpgThe Dallas/Fort Worth LEGOLAND Discovery Center is now taking applications for the position of Master Model Builder.


[Updated 1/13/2011]

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Hasbro's Transformers Q&A January 2011

http://www.toymania.com/logos/hasbrologo.jpgAnswers from Hasbro to several questions about their Transformers product lines.


[Updated 1/11/2011]

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TOYPOCALYPSE: A Four Horsemen Retrospective

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/0111_4h1_icon.jpgThe Four Horsemen are having an art show during the 2011 Toy Fair in New York. While Toy Fair is not open to the public, this event is!


[Updated 1/11/2011]

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Angry Birds Knock On Wood Game

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/0111_angrybirds_icon.jpgIn May 2011, Mattel will be releasing a table-top game based on the Angry Birds app/game.


[Updated 1/11/2011]

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Living Dead Dolls Celebrate 13 Years Of Terror

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/0111_ldd_icon.jpgIn 2011, Mezco is celebrating 13 years of Living Dead Dolls.


[Updated 1/10/2011]

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Toy2R 5" Mini Qee Bunee - The Next Generation of Qee

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/0111_bunqee_icon.jpgToy2R is launching a new size of do-it-yourself Qee figures, with the Bunee shape to join the series.


[Updated 1/10/2011]

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January 12: Todd McFarlane at the Golden Apple

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/toddwhite_tn.jpgOn January 12, Todd McFarlane will be signing at the Golden Apple Comic Store in Los Angeles.


[Updated 1/10/2011]

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January 11: UNO's $1 Retro Packs & Apps

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/1210_uno_icon.jpgOn January 11, 2011, retailers in the US will be selling special "retro" UNO cards for just one dollar. Also, the UNO iPhone and iPad apps will be $1 on the same day.


[Updated 1/10/2011]

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DC Universe Online Catwoman, Marvel Select Deadpool, Hot Toys Iron Man Mark V at Urban-Collector

http://www.toymania.com/centralad/ucNewspost-Iconwee.gifOnline retailer Urban-Collector has a variety of new arrivals in stock and available for pre-ordering, including the Marvel Select Deadpool action figure, a DC Universe Online Catwoman statue, the Hot Toys Iron Man Mark V 12-inch action figure, Brightest Day action figures, and more.


[Updated 1/10/2011]

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Oddities Seeks Unusual Collectors and Unusual Items

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/megaphone_icon.gifThe Discovery Channel is casting collectors for a new season of their show Oddities.


[Updated 1/10/2011]

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G.I. Joecon 2011 Registration Is Live

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/0111_joecon1_icon.jpgRegistration for the 2011 GI Joecon convention is now open, and they've also released a few images of the exclusive action figures available at the show.


[Updated 1/10/2011]

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Toy Recalls for Week of January 3

http://www.toymania.com/logos/cpsc_logo.jpgHere's a quick summary of what toys and child-related items have been recalled in the past week or so.


[Updated 1/07/2011]

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Toy2R Launches the 5" Mini Qee DIY Series

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/0111_miniqee_icon.jpgToy2R is launching a new size of do-it-yourself Qee figures, starting with the Toyer shape.


[Updated 1/05/2011]

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Blackest Night 7, Thundercats Bengali, Marvel Select Deadpool at Big Bad Toy Store

http://www.toymania.com/centralad/bbts150x75.jpgOnline retailer BigBadToyStore.com has a variety of new arrivals in stock and available for pre-ordering, including DC Direct action figures, tons and tons of Transformers, the Marvel Select Deadpool action figure, the Thundercats Bengali statue, and more.


[Updated 1/05/2011]

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THQ to Make Video Games of Mattel Brands

http://www.toymania.com/logos/mattellogo.jpgTHQ has signed a deal with Mattel to creat video games based on Mattel's brands, including Barbie, Hot Wheels, Fisher-Price, and He-Man, among others.


[Updated 1/05/2011]

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Mattel Swaps Out Top Players

http://www.toymania.com/logos/mattellogo.jpgMattel's president of Mattel Brands will be leaving the company, while the president of their International division will be moving into a newly-created chief operation officer position.


[Updated 1/05/2011]

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February 11: Transformers Prime

http://www.toymania.com/logos/hasbrologo.jpgThe Hub tv network will launch the Transformers Prime television series on February 11, 2011.


[Updated 1/05/2011]

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January 11: UNO's $1 Retro Packs

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/1210_uno_icon.jpgOn January 11, 2011, retailers in the US will be selling special "retro" UNO cards for just one dollar.


[Updated 12/31/2010]

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UNO's 40th Anniversary

http://www.toymania.com/logos/mattellogo.jpgMattel and UNO are celebrating 40 years of being a top card game in America.


[Updated 12/31/2010]

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Plush Bender, Kotobukiya Deadpool Danger Room Sessions, Hot Toys Predator Berserker, DC Direct at Urban-Collector

http://www.toymania.com/centralad/ucNewspost-Iconwee.gifOnline retailer Urban-Collector has a variety of new arrivals in stock and available for pre-ordering, including tons of new DC Direct, the Kotobukiya Deadpool Danger Room Sessions statue, the 12-inch Hot Toys Predator Berserker action figure, a 12-inch plush version of Bender from Futurama, and more.


[Updated 12/30/2010]

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OAFE.net 2010 Toy of the Year Award Results

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/oafelogoicon.jpgThe very end of the year means that the OAFE.net toy award votes have been tallied and winners have been announced.


[Updated 12/30/2010]

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July 7-9: Fan Faire 2011

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/megaphone_icon.gifIn 2011, Sony Online Entertainment is holding another Fan Faire event, again in Las Vegas.


[Updated 12/30/2010]

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Toy2R USA's "Back By Popular Demand" Sale

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/1210_qeesale2_icon.jpgToy2R is having a sale in their online store, with a coupon code good for 25% off.


[Updated 12/29/2010]

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Adam West at 2011 Steel City Con

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/megaphone_icon.gifAdam West will be appearing at the 2011 Steel City Con, which will be held March 4 to 6.


[Updated 12/29/2010]

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15% Off Year End Sale & 50% Off Graphic Novels at Big Bad Toy Store

http://www.toymania.com/centralad/bbts150x75.jpgOnline retailer BigBadToyStore.com is having a sale to wind down 2010 - the sale ends on January 1.


[Updated 12/27/2010]

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2011 Toy Industry Hall of Fame Inductees

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/megaphone_icon.gifThe Toy Industry Association will be inducting two new people into the Toy Industry Hall of Fame: Al Verrecchia of Hasbro and Donald Duncan of Duncan Toys.


[Updated 12/27/2010]

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Toy Industry Association 2011 TOTY Nominations

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/megaphone_icon.gifThe Toy Industry Association has released the list of nominated toys for their 2011 Toy of the Year Awards. Consumers can vote until January 14 on their web site.


[Updated 12/27/2010]

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Kotobukiya Mega Man, Minimates Max, DC Direct at Urban-Collector

http://www.toymania.com/centralad/ucNewspost-Iconwee.gifOnline retailer Urban-Collector has a variety of new arrivals in stock and available for pre-ordering, including tons of new DC Direct, the first series of Minimates Max, Kotobukiya Mega Man kits, and more.


[Updated 12/24/2010]

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Week Fifteen: Toy2R's 15 Weeks to Celebrate 15 Years Contest

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/1210_15qee1_icon.jpgToy2R is having a contest that will run for 15 weeks - a different prize each week.


[Updated 12/24/2010]

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Toy2R's 2011 Valentine's Day 2.5" Qee Bear Set

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/1210_vqee_icon.jpgToy2R is releasing a special two-pack of Qee Bear figures for Valentine's Day 2011.


[Updated 12/24/2010]

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Toy Recalls for Week of December 20

http://www.toymania.com/logos/cpsc_logo.jpgHere's a quick summary of what toys and child-related items have been recalled in the past week or so.


[Updated 12/24/2010]

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Hot Toys Predator, DC Direct, DC Retro 3, Greedo at Big Bad Toy Store

http://www.toymania.com/centralad/bbts150x75.jpgOnline retailer BigBadToyStore.com has a variety of new arrivals in stock and available for pre-ordering, including DC Direct action figures, tons and tons of Transformers, Sideshow's 12-inch Greedo action figure, retro-style DC and Ghostbusters action figures, and more.


[Updated 12/24/2010]

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Hasbro's Supercharge Your Gift Card Promotion

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/1210_hasbro_icon.jpgHasbro has send word of a post-holiday promotion that could bag you a few free toys.


[Updated 12/22/2010]

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Mezco Donates The Green Hornet Prototype Action Figures to Museum of the Moving Image

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/1210_hornet1_icon.jpgMezco Toyz has donated several items from the upcoming Green Hornet film (including two prototype action figures) to the Museum of the Moving Image.


[Updated 12/22/2010]

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Largest PEEPS Tree Is in Maryland

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/1210_peeps_icon.jpgThrough January 9, you can see the largest PEEPS tree in Maryland, at an ice sculpture display. The PEEPS appear to be real PEEPS and not ice PEEPS, though.


[Updated 12/22/2010]

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Toy2R x TMS - VIP Collaboration Qee

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/1210_tms_icon.jpgToy2R is producing a special edition 8-inch Qee bear figure for TheTMSway, a tech company in Hong Kong.


[Updated 12/22/2010]

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Tonner: Marvel Character Figures

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/marvel_logo_tn.gifThe Tonner Doll Company now has a license to create 1:4 scale figures based on Marvel Comics characters.


[Updated 12/22/2010]

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Knockoff Pillow Pets Seized

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/megaphone_icon.gifApparently it is someone's business model to rip off the Pillow Pets concept, and CJ Products isn't taking it lightly.


[Updated 12/21/2010]

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Toys'R'Us to Stay Open for 88 Hours

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/trulogo_tn.jpgToys'R'Us will be staying open for 88 straight hours (in the states and cities that allow it), so if you live near one, you have no excuse for not getting your Christmas toy shopping done. Well, not YOU, because you are a toy collector and what you want probably hasn't been released yet, but regular civilian holiday toy shoppers.


[Updated 12/21/2010]

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Target's Post-Holiday Plans

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/megaphone_icon.gifTarget has announced several things that will be on sale starting December 26, along with new store hours for the 26th.


[Updated 12/21/2010]

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DC Direct Shipping Schedule

http://www.toymania.com/logos/dcd_logo.jpgThe schedule of release dates for DC Direct products. Not an update, just a listing of the dates as they appeared in the original solicitations for the products.


[Updated 12/20/2010]

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Hot Toys Tron Kevin Flynn, Wicket, 12-inch Vintage Kenner SW at Urban-Collector

http://www.toymania.com/centralad/ucNewspost-Iconwee.gifOnline retailer Urban-Collector has a variety of new arrivals in stock and available for pre-ordering, including tons of new DC Direct, the Hot Toys Tron Kevin Flynn action figure, a Wicket bust from Gentle Giant's Star Wars series, several of Gentle Giant's 12-inch vintage Kenner Star Wars figures, and more.


[Updated 12/20/2010]

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Brightest Day Series 3 Action Figures

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/1210_dcd_bday_icon.jpgDC Direct is releasing a third batch of Brightest Day action figures, including Jade, Aqualad, Dove, and Hawk.


[Updated 12/20/2010]

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Ame-Comi Heroine Series: Wonder Woman (v.3) PVC Figure

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/1210_dcd_ww_icon.jpgDC Direct is adding a third version of Wonder Woman to their line-up of Ame-Comi PVC figures.


[Updated 12/20/2010]

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Heroes of the DC Universe: Blackest Night: Blue Lantern Saint Walker Bust

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/1210_dcd_saint_icon.jpgDC Direct has added Blue Lantern Saint Walker to their Blackest Night run of Heroes of the DC Universe busts.


[Updated 12/20/2010]

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DC Universe Online Statue: Zatanna

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/1210_dcd_zatanna_icon.jpgDC Direct is adding a Zatanna statue to their DC Universe Online series based on the online video game.


[Updated 12/20/2010]

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DC Dynamics: The Joker Statue

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/1210_dcd_dynjoker_icon.jpgDC Direct has announced the Joker as their 8th DC Dynamics statue.


[Updated 12/20/2010]

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JLA Trophy Room: Red Lantern Power Battery Prop Replica

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/1210_dcd_red_icon.jpgDC Direct is releasing a full-size prop replica of the Red Lantern Power Battery and ring.


[Updated 12/20/2010]

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Ame-Comi Heroine Series: Big Barda PVC Figure

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/1210_dcd_barda_icon.jpgDC Direct is adding Big Barda to their line-up of Ame-Comi PVC figures.


[Updated 12/20/2010]

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Green Lantern Honor Guard Ring Prop Replica

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/1210_dcd_honor_icon.jpgDC Direct is releasing a prop replica of the Green Lantern Honor Guard ring.


[Updated 12/20/2010]

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DC Universe Online Statue: Solomon Grundy

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/1210_dcd_grundy_icon.jpgDC Direct is adding a Solomon Grundy statue to their DC Universe Online series based on the online video game.


[Updated 12/20/2010]

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Blackest Night: Blue Lantern 1:4 Scale Power Battery & Ring Prop Replica Set

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/1210_dcd_blue_icon.jpgDC Direct has added a Blue Lantern power battery and ring to its 1:4 scale prop replica series.


[Updated 12/20/2010]

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TFX-04 Protector, TFX-05 Sidearm, Marvel Universe 2011 at Big Bad Toy Store

http://www.toymania.com/centralad/bbts150x75.jpgOnline retailer BigBadToyStore.com has a variety of new arrivals in stock and available for pre-ordering, including Doctor Who action figures, tons and tons of Transformers, Marvel Universe 2011 series 1 action figures, and more.


[Updated 12/18/2010]

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CustomCon 27 Day Five

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/1010_customcon27logo.jpgThe fifth day of CustomCon 27 is now online.


[Updated 12/17/2010]

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Toy Recalls for Week of December 13

http://www.toymania.com/logos/cpsc_logo.jpgHere's a quick summary of what toys and child-related items have been recalled in the past week or so.


[Updated 12/17/2010]

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CustomCon 27 Day Four

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/1010_customcon27logo.jpgThe fourth day of CustomCon 27 is now online.


[Updated 12/16/2010]

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Outer Space Men: Galactic Holiday Edition

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/1210_osmhol1_icon.jpgThe Four Horsemen have announced special holiday colors of their Outer Space Men action figures.


[Updated 12/15/2010]

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Infinity Edition Outer Space Men Now Available

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/1210_osm1_icon.jpgThe Four Horsemen now have their "regular version" Outer Space Men action figures in-hand and ready to ship out to you.


[Updated 12/15/2010]

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CustomCon 27 Day Three

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/1010_customcon27logo.jpgThe third day of CustomCon 27 is now online.


[Updated 12/15/2010]

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Stormtrooper Helmet Charity Auction

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/1210_helmet_icon.jpgOodles of Star Wars actors have signed an eFX Stormtrooper Helmet which will be sold at auction to raise money for the Make-A-Wish Foundation.


[Updated 12/14/2010]

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Koto Selected as Best Licensee by WB

http://www.toymania.com/logos/wb_logo.jpgKotobukiya has received an award from Warner Bros for their Bishoujo statue series.


[Updated 12/14/2010]

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Toy2R's Holly Jolly Sale - Up to 30% Off

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/1210_qeesale_icon.jpgToy2R is having a sale in their online store, with two coupons codes good for 20% or 30% off, depending on the size of your order.


[Updated 12/14/2010]

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Week Fourteen: Toy2R's 15 Weeks to Celebrate 15 Years Contest

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/1210_14qee1_icon.jpgToy2R is having a contest that will run for 15 weeks - a different prize each week.


[Updated 12/14/2010]

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CustomCon 27 Day Two

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/1010_customcon27logo.jpgThe second day of CustomCon 27 is now online.


[Updated 12/14/2010]

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CustomCon 27 Day One

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/1010_customcon27logo.jpgThe first day of CustomCon 27 is now online.


[Updated 12/14/2010]

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Toy2R & agnes b. 2010 Holiday Qee Bear Collection

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/1210_agnes1_icon.jpgToy2R has announced a few new special edition holiday Qee figures for the 2010 holiday season, available in the agnes b. stores in Asia.


[Updated 12/14/2010]

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Hasbro Jumps from NYSE to NASDAQ

http://www.toymania.com/logos/hasbrologo.jpgHasbro is moving from the New York Stock Exchange to the NASDAQ Global Select Market.


[Updated 12/14/2010]

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STC-GP - Grand Patriot at Big Bad Toy Store

http://www.toymania.com/centralad/bbts150x75.jpgOnline retailer BigBadToyStore.com is now taking pre-orders for the STC-GP - Supreme Tactical Commander Grand Patriot set, with red and green figures.


[Updated 12/14/2010]

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Hasbro Shows to Air in Europe & Middle East in 2011

http://www.toymania.com/logos/hasbrologo.jpgStarting in 2011, viewers in several European countries and the Middle East will be able to see television shows from Hasbro, such as Transformers: Prime and My Little Pony.


[Updated 12/14/2010]

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Hasbro Sets New Environmental Sustainability Goals

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/1210_hasbrogreen1_icon.jpgHasbro has outlined several steps it is taking to be more green and more environmentally responsible. First up? Those wire twist ties are being replaced with paper rattan.


[Updated 12/14/2010]

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December 2010 Hasbro GI Joe Q&A

http://www.toymania.com/logos/hasbrologo.jpgAnswers from Hasbro to a few questions about their GI Joe product lines.


[Updated 12/14/2010]

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Hot Toys Spider-Man, Bowen Retro Hulk, 2-1B Surgical Droid at Urban-Collector

http://www.toymania.com/centralad/ucNewspost-Iconwee.gifOnline retailer Urban-Collector has a variety of new arrivals in stock and available for pre-ordering, including tons of new DC Direct, the Hot Toys Spider-Man action figure, a retro Hulk bust from Bowen Designs, the Star Wars 2-1B Surgical Droid light-up mini bust, and more.


[Updated 12/10/2010]

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NECA Expands into Content Development

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/neca_icon.gifNECA has acquired Movie Gallery, Inc. assets, which will allow it to expand from creating entertainment-related goodies such as action figures and shot glasses, into also creating and distributing content.


[Updated 12/10/2010]

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Toy Recalls for Week of December 6

http://www.toymania.com/logos/cpsc_logo.jpgHere's a quick summary of what toys and child-related items have been recalled in the past week or so.


[Updated 12/09/2010]

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Disney at American International Toy Fair 2011

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/disney_mick_tn.gifDisney has released a summary of their licenses that will be featured at the upcoming Toy Fair in February 2011.


[Updated 12/09/2010]

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2.5" State Farm Mon Qee

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/1210_statefarm1_icon.jpgToy2R created a limited edition Qee figure as part of a marketing campaign for an insurance company.


[Updated 12/09/2010]

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Green Lantern & Sinestro Mez-Itz

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/1210_dcmez1_icon.jpgMezco has announced Green Lantern and Sinestro Mez-Itz figures in two sizes, 6-inch and 2-inch.


[Updated 12/09/2010]

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Doctor Who, Hot Toys Tron Legacy, LDD 21, Holiday Sale at Big Bad Toy Store

http://www.toymania.com/centralad/bbts150x75.jpgOnline retailer BigBadToyStore.com has a variety of new arrivals in stock and available for pre-ordering, including Doctor Who action figures, Living Dead Dolls series 21, the Hot Toys Tron Legacy figure with light cycle set, and more.


[Updated 12/08/2010]

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Hasbro: Transformers Clarification

http://www.toymania.com/logos/hasbrologo.jpgHasbro has sent out a clarification of a recent question/answer concerning Transformers.


[Updated 12/08/2010]

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2010 Holiday Qees from Toy2R

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/1210_qeehol1_icon.jpgToy2R has announced two special edition holiday Qee figures for the 2010 holiday season.


[Updated 12/06/2010]

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Week Thirteen: Toy2R's 15 Weeks to Celebrate 15 Years Contest

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/1210_13qee1_icon.jpgToy2R is having a contest that will run for 15 weeks - a different prize each week.


[Updated 12/06/2010]

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Hot Toys Tron, Living Dead Dolls, the Walking Dead at Urban-Collector

http://www.toymania.com/centralad/ucNewspost-Iconwee.gifOnline retailer Urban-Collector has a variety of new arrivals in stock and available for pre-ordering, including tons of new DC Direct, the Hot Toys Sam Flynn with Light Cycle action figure, Living Dead Dolls series 21, The Walking Dead goodies, Doctor Who kitchen items, and more.


[Updated 12/03/2010]

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Living Dead Dolls Series 21

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/1210_ldd1_icon.jpgMezco's 21st series of Living Dead Dolls are "Things with Wings."


[Updated 12/02/2010]

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Toy Recalls for Week of Nov 29

http://www.toymania.com/logos/cpsc_logo.jpgHere's a quick summary of what toys and child-related items have been recalled in the past week or so.


[Updated 12/02/2010]

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Hasbro's Marvel Q&A December 2010

http://www.toymania.com/logos/hasbrologo.jpgAnswers from Hasbro to three questions about their Marvel product lines.


[Updated 12/02/2010]

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Holiday Sale, Green Lantern Classics, Sci-Fi Revoltech at Big Bad Toy Store

http://www.toymania.com/centralad/bbts150x75.jpgOnline retailer BigBadToyStore.com has a variety of new arrivals in stock and available for pre-ordering, including the Green Lantern Classics action figures, several new Sci-Fi Revoltech figures, the Slave Leia animated-style maquette, and more.


[Updated 12/02/2010]

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Bandai Launches Pocoyo Toy Line

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/bandai_logo_tn.gifBandai is releasing toys based on the CGI series Pocoyo - look for the toys in stores now.


[Updated 12/01/2010]

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Hess Toy Truck Online Racing Game

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/megaphone_icon.gifThe 2010 Hess Jet Game will be available on Facebook, as well as via an iPad/iPhone app, on December 15th.


[Updated 12/01/2010]

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Black Friday Buzz on Twitter

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/megaphone_icon.gifA social media monitoring firm kept track of what people were tweeting about on Black Friday, and summed up some of the interesting parts.


[Updated 12/01/2010]

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Mega Bloks: Need for Speed in 2011

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/megabloks_logo_tn.gifIn Summer 2011, Mega Bloks will be releasing sets based on the Need for Speed video game.


[Updated 12/01/2010]

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Custom 20" Qee Bears at Art Basel Miami

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/1110_basel1_icon.jpgToy2R unveils three custom 20-inch Qee Bear figures for an art show in Miami.


[Updated 11/30/2010]

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10" Homer Simpson DIY Qee Customs by Reactor 88 & Mikie Graham

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/1110_homerg1_icon.jpgToy2R unveils two new custom 10-inch Homer Simpson Qee figures.


[Updated 11/30/2010]

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Week Twelve: Toy2R's 15 Weeks to Celebrate 15 Years Contest

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/1110_12qee1_icon.jpgToy2R is having a contest that will run for 15 weeks - a different prize each week.


[Updated 11/30/2010]

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OAFE.net 2010 Toy of the Year Awards

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/oafelogoicon.jpgThe end of the year means that the OAFE.net toy awards are again open for voting.


[Updated 11/27/2010]

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1:4 Scale Predators, 20% Off Black Friday Sale at Big Bad Toy Store

http://www.toymania.com/centralad/bbts150x75.jpgOnline retailer BigBadToyStore.com has a variety of new arrivals in stock and available for pre-ordering, including the new 1:4 scale Predator figures from NECA, Futurama series 9, the Predaking 2010 Reissue Box Set, and more.


[Updated 11/26/2010]

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FANtastic Exclusive Raavia Thanksgiving Sale

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/1110_raavia_icon.jpgFrom now until the end of November, our red tiger action figure, the FANtastic Exclusive Raavia, is on sale!


[Updated 11/24/2010]

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Mezco Holiday Sale Brings Mystery to Your Doorstep

http://www.toymania.com/logos/mezco_logo.jpgMezco is having a holiday sale - you can get a "mystery box" of items and also a bundle of goodies from the Kick-Ass movie.


[Updated 11/24/2010]

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Black Friday Toy2R USA 25% Off Sale

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/1110_toy2r_icon.jpgToy2R is offering a coupon code good for 25% off everything in their Toy2R USA web store.


[Updated 11/24/2010]

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Toy Recalls for Week of Nov 22

http://www.toymania.com/logos/cpsc_logo.jpgHere's a quick summary of what toys and child-related items have been recalled in the past week or so.


[Updated 11/24/2010]

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Hot Toys Royce, Predators Series 2, Supergirl, River Tam at Urban-Collector

http://www.toymania.com/centralad/ucNewspost-Iconwee.gifOnline retailer Urban-Collector has a variety of new arrivals in stock and available for pre-ordering, including tons of new DC Direct, the Hot Toys Royce 1:6 action figure, Predators series 2 action figures, a Supergirl statue, the River Tam animated maquette, and more.


[Updated 11/24/2010]

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Target Gift Card = Free LEGO Set

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/1110_lego2_icon.jpgOne of Target's gift cards for the 2010 holiday season includes a free 31-piece LEGO set. Also, there's a small Toy Story LEGO set in their holiday section.


[Updated 11/23/2010]

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Week Eleven: Toy2R's 15 Weeks to Celebrate 15 Years Contest

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/1110_11qee_icon.jpgToy2R is having a contest that will run for 15 weeks - a different prize each week.


[Updated 11/23/2010]

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November 2010 Hasbro Star Wars Q&A

http://www.toymania.com/logos/hasbrologo.jpgAnswers from Hasbro to two questions about their Star Wars product lines.


[Updated 11/22/2010]

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DC Direct, Marvel Select Thor, Aurra Sing, Pre Vizsla at Urban-Collector

http://www.toymania.com/centralad/ucNewspost-Iconwee.gifOnline retailer Urban-Collector has a variety of new arrivals in stock and available for pre-ordering, including tons of new DC Direct, the Marvel Select Thor movie action figures, two new Star Wars pieces from Gentle Giant, and more.


[Updated 11/19/2010]

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Designer Con Alert - Emilio Garcia's 8" Brain Pattern Qee

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/1110_dconbrain_icon.jpgToy2R announces another Qee figure which will be available at Designer Con on November 20th.


[Updated 11/18/2010]

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Consumer Reports Poll About Black Friday Shopping

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/megaphone_icon.gifConsumer Reports has taken a poll about Black Friday Shopping, and found that while online shopping will remain steady, in-store shoppers will be down as compared to 2009.


[Updated 11/18/2010]

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WATCH Announces Top 10 Worst Toys List

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/megaphone_icon.gifAn annual list of toys which have the World Against Toys Causing Harm (WATCH) concerned.


[Updated 11/18/2010]

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Toy Recalls for Week of Nov 15

http://www.toymania.com/logos/cpsc_logo.jpgHere's a quick summary of what toys and child-related items have been recalled in the past week or so.


[Updated 11/18/2010]

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LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean: The Video Game

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/1110_legopotc_icon.jpgIn May 2011, you'll be able to play as LEGO Jack Sparrow in the LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean: The Video Game.


[Updated 11/18/2010]

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LEGO: Pirates of the Caribbean

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/legologo_tn.jpgThe LEGO Group will be releasing sets based on Pirates of the Caribbean films, starting in 2011.


[Updated 11/18/2010]

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Dec 3-5: Steel City Con

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/megaphone_icon.gifThe 2010 Steel City Con will be held December 3 to 5 in Pittsburgh.


[Updated 11/18/2010]

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Designer Con Alert - Skelanimal Qees at Toy2R / Apex Booth

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/1110_dcon1_icon.jpgToy2R summarizes which Skelanimal Qee figures will be available at Designer Con on November 20th.


[Updated 11/18/2010]

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Designer Con Alert - Homer Simpson Customs at Toy2R / Apex Booth

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/1110_homerd_icon.jpgToy2R teases with descriptions of what will be on display at their booth at Designer Con on November 20th.


[Updated 11/18/2010]

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Toys for Tots Partners With Pier 1 Imports

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/toysfortots_logo_sm_tn.gifToys for Tots donations are now being accepted at Pier 1 stores, and if you "like" Pier 1's Facebook page, they will donate $1 to Toys for Tots.


[Updated 11/18/2010]

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Toys'R'Us Woos Mobile Shoppers

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/trulogo_tn.jpgToys'R'Us is reaching out to shoppers in a big way via their mobile phones - barcode scanning, text message offers, mobile phone ecoupons, and eGift Cards.


[Updated 11/18/2010]

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Toys for Tots Launches Touchdown for Tots

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/toysfortots_logo_sm_tn.gifThe US Marine Corps Reserve is teaming with several NFL teams to raise funds (and collect toys) for Toys for Tots.


[Updated 11/18/2010]

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CustomCon 27 Entry Deadline: Nov 29

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/1010_customcon27logo.jpgCustomCon 27 has been announced for December 2010.


[Updated 11/18/2010]

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Marvel Select Thor & Loki, Slave I Vehicle Bank, Marvel Minimates at Big Bad Toy Store

http://www.toymania.com/centralad/bbts150x75.jpgOnline retailer BigBadToyStore.com has a variety of new arrivals in stock and available for pre-ordering, including two new Marvel Select action figures from the Thor movie, a Star Wars Slave I vehicle bank, Marvel Minimates series 38, DC Direct, and more.


[Updated 11/18/2010]

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DC Direct Shipping Schedule

http://www.toymania.com/logos/dcd_logo.jpgThe schedule of release dates for DC Direct products. Not an update, just a listing of the dates as they appeared in the original solicitations for the products.


[Updated 11/15/2010]

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Batman Incorporated Action Figures

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/1110_dcd_inc_icon.jpgDC Direct has announced a new batch of Batman action figures - Batman, Knight Batman, Man of Bat Batman, and Damian as Robin.


[Updated 11/15/2010]

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All-Star Superman DVD Superman Maquette

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/1110_dcd_allsm_icon.jpgDC Direct is releasing a Superman maquette to coincide with the DVD release of All-Star Superman.


[Updated 11/15/2010]

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Batman Black & White Statue: Batman by David Finch

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/1110_dcd_bwbm_icon.jpgDC Direct is adding a David Finch Batman to their wildly popular Batman Black and White statue series.


[Updated 11/15/2010]

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Heroes of the DC Universe: Blackest Night Black Lantern Firestorm Bust

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/1110_dcd_fire_icon.jpgDC Direct is continuing their Blackest Night-themed Heroes of the DC Universe bust series with Firestorm as a Black Lantern.


[Updated 11/15/2010]

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Blackest Night: Violet Lantern 1:4 Scale Power Battery and Ring Prop Replica Set

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/1110_dcd_lantern_icon.jpgDC Direct is adding the Violet Lantern and Ring to their quarter-scale prop replica series.


[Updated 11/15/2010]

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Cover Girls of the DC Universe: Hawkgirl Statue

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/1110_dcd_hg_icon.jpgDC Direct is releasing Hawkgirl as part of their Cover Girls statue series.


[Updated 11/15/2010]

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Ultimate Showdown: Batman vs. The Joker Statue Set

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/1110_dcd_showdown_icon.jpgDC Direct is releasing a new pair of statues in their Ultimate Showdown series.


[Updated 11/15/2010]

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Superman Family Multi-Part Statue: Part 2: Supergirl and Steel

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/1110_dcd_family_icon.jpgDC Direct is finishing a multi-part statue with Supergirl and Steel.


[Updated 11/15/2010]

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Week Ten: Toy2R's 15 Weeks to Celebrate 15 Years Contest

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/1110_10qee1_icon.jpgToy2R is having a contest that will run for 15 weeks - a different prize each week.


[Updated 11/15/2010]

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Daft Punk X Tron Legacy, White Queen, Doctor Who at Urban-Collector

http://www.toymania.com/centralad/ucNewspost-Iconwee.gifOnline retailer Urban-Collector has a variety of new arrivals in stock and available for pre-ordering, including Daft Punk X Tron Legacy RAH figures, a Mickey Mad Hatter VCD, Doctor Who action figures, the White Queen statue from Bowen Designs, and more.


[Updated 11/12/2010]

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Toy Recalls for Week of Nov 8

http://www.toymania.com/logos/cpsc_logo.jpgHere's a quick summary of what toys and child-related items have been recalled in the past week or so.


[Updated 11/11/2010]

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December 2010 Previews: Marvel Minimates 38

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/1110_previews1_icon.jpgThe December 2010 issue of Previews magazine features Marvel Minimates Series 38 on the cover, as well as
the DC Universe Online Legends comic book series.


[Updated 11/11/2010]

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15% Off Sale, Dark Galactus, Gollum, Transformers Masterpiece Reissues at Big Bad Toy Store

http://www.toymania.com/centralad/bbts150x75.jpgOnline retailer BigBadToyStore.com has a variety of new arrivals in stock and available for pre-ordering, including two new Takara Transformers Masterpiece Reissues, more Power Core Combiners, a Gollum statue from Lord of the Rings, the "dark" variant version of Galactus, and more.


[Updated 11/11/2010]

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Week Nine: Toy2R's 15 Weeks to Celebrate 15 Years Contest

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/1110_9qee1_icon.jpgToy2R is having a contest that will run for 15 weeks - a different prize each week.


[Updated 11/11/2010]

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Poll: Thundercats Staction Figures (PVC Figurines)

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/0610_liono1_icon.jpgIcon Heroes is deciding which size to make their Thundercats Staction Figures, and is holding a poll to get your input.


[Updated 11/10/2010]

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Creationary: LEGO's 1st Official iPad App

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/legologo_tn.jpgLEGO has released their first official iPad app - Creationary. (It also works on the iPhone and iPod Touch.)


[Updated 11/10/2010]

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Barnes, Bettie Page, LDD Nohell, Superman Statues at Urban-Collector

http://www.toymania.com/centralad/ucNewspost-Iconwee.gifOnline retailer Urban-Collector has a variety of new arrivals in stock and available for pre-ordering, including two different DC Direct Superman statues, a statue of Bettie Page, the Nohell Living Dead Doll, the Hot Toys Barnes from Platoon, and more.


[Updated 11/05/2010]

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Level Up! Signing November 13th

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/0210_levelup_icon.jpgA familiar name around the forum has authored a new book, and will be signing them in Los Angeles on November 13th.


[Updated 11/05/2010]

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National Toy Hall of Fame: Playing Cards, The Game of Life

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/megaphone_icon.gifTwo new toys have been added to the National Toy Hall of Fame in 2010 - playing cards and The Game of Life.


[Updated 11/05/2010]

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Contest Reminder: Pursuit of Cobra GI Joe Action Figures

http://www.toymania.com/contest/images/1010_joes_icon.jpgHasbro has sent us GI Joe action figures to give away: enter by November 8th to win three action figures.


[Updated 11/05/2010]

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Toy Recalls for Week of Nov 1

http://www.toymania.com/logos/cpsc_logo.jpgHere's a quick summary of what toys and child-related items have been recalled in the past week or so.


[Updated 11/05/2010]

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2010 Teddy Bear 2.5" Holiday Qee

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/1110_holidayqee_icon.jpgToy2R is releasing a special holiday-themed Qee bear figure for the 2010 holiday season.


[Updated 11/04/2010]

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Week Eight: Toy2R's 15 Weeks to Celebrate 15 Years Contest

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/1110_8qee1_icon.jpgToy2R is having a contest that will run for 15 weeks - a different prize each week.


[Updated 11/04/2010]

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Hasbro's Marvel Q&A November 2010

http://www.toymania.com/logos/hasbrologo.jpgAnswers from Hasbro to three questions about their Marvel product lines.


[Updated 11/04/2010]

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Star Wars Art: Visions

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/1110_swbook.jpgAbrams is releasing a new book of art based on the Star Wars universe.


[Updated 11/04/2010]

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Variant Living Dead Doll Nohell

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/1110_ldd1_icon.jpgMezco is releasing a variant version (with holiday stocking) of their Nohell Living Dead Doll.


[Updated 11/04/2010]

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Nov. 26: GI Joe Renegades

http://www.toymania.com/logos/hasbrologo.jpgThe Hub cable network will premiere a new GI Joe series (GI Joe Renegades) on November 26th.


[Updated 11/04/2010]

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Sci-Fi Revoltech, Bruce Lee, Starscream, Hot Toys Abigail Whistler at Big Bad Toy Store

http://www.toymania.com/centralad/bbts150x75.jpgOnline retailer BigBadToyStore.com has a variety of new arrivals in stock and available for pre-ordering, including the Hot Toys Abigail Whistler, several Sci-Fi Revoltech figures, a Bruce Lee statue, the MP-M01 Masterpiece Movie Edition Starscream, and more.


[Updated 11/04/2010]

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LEGO Partners with NASA

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/legologo_tn.jpgThe LEGO Group and NASA are teaming up for an educational program. (And they are sending a small LEGO space shuttle into space on the Discovery!)


[Updated 11/04/2010]

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MGA/Mattel Verdict Vacated

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/0107_bratzlogo_icon.jpgMGA Entertainment has been awarded a new trial in the "Battle of the Dolls," and the verdict from the 2008 Mattel trial has been vacated entirely.


[Updated 11/02/2010]

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Hasbro's Transformers Q&A November 2010

http://www.toymania.com/logos/hasbrologo.jpgAnswers from Hasbro to several questions about their Transformers product lines.


[Updated 11/01/2010]

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Back To The Future Hat, 1:4 Bruce Lee, Maleficent at Urban-Collector

http://www.toymania.com/centralad/ucNewspost-Iconwee.gifOnline retailer Urban-Collector has a variety of new arrivals in stock and available for pre-ordering, including a quarter-scale Bruce Lee statue, Marty's hat from Back To The Future, tons of DC Direct, a Maleficent premium format figure, and more.


[Updated 10/29/2010]

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Brothers Gromm Send Action Figures into Space

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/megaphone_icon.gifThe Brothers Gromm used a weather balloon to launch two action figures (William Shatner and Christopher Lloyd) 20 miles above the earth's surface.


[Updated 10/29/2010]

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2010 Hess Toy Truck and Jet

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/megaphone_icon.gifThe 2010 Hess Toy Truck (with a jet) will be available on November 12.


[Updated 10/29/2010]

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"Transformers: Prime" Event on Hub Network

http://www.toymania.com/logos/hasbrologo.jpgHasbro's "The Hub" cable network is airing a Transformers mini-series in November 2010.


[Updated 10/29/2010]

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Toy Recalls for Week of October 25

http://www.toymania.com/logos/cpsc_logo.jpgHere's a quick summary of what toys and child-related items have been recalled in the past week or so.


[Updated 10/29/2010]

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October 2010 Hasbro Star Wars Q&A

http://www.toymania.com/logos/hasbrologo.jpgAnswers from Hasbro to two questions about their Star Wars product lines.


[Updated 10/28/2010]

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Hasbro Star Wars Toys'R'Us Exclusives (10 Images)

http://www.toymania.com/logos/hasbrologo.jpgHasbro has released a summary of which Star Wars toys will be exclusive to which retail store - this is the Toys'R'Us edition.


[Updated 10/28/2010]

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Hasbro Star Wars Target Exclusives (37 Images)

http://www.toymania.com/logos/hasbrologo.jpgHasbro has released a summary of which Star Wars toys will be exclusive to which retail store - this is the Target edition.


[Updated 10/28/2010]

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Hasbro Star Wars Walmart Exclusives (9 Images)

http://www.toymania.com/logos/hasbrologo.jpgHasbro has released a summary of which Star Wars toys will be exclusive to which retail store - this is the Walmart edition.


[Updated 10/28/2010]

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Hasbro Star Wars Kmart Exclusives (3 Images)

http://www.toymania.com/logos/hasbrologo.jpgHasbro has released a summary of which Star Wars toys will be exclusive to which retail store - this is the Kmart edition.


[Updated 10/28/2010]

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Mezco: Scott Pilgrim Action Figures

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/1010_scott1_icon.jpgMezco's 6-inch Scott Pilgrim action figures are now available to preorder on Mezco's online store.


[Updated 10/28/2010]

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Listen To My Heart - 4ANDA x Toy2R Collaboration Project

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/1010_anda1_icon.jpgToy2R has teamed with pop stars 4anda to release a new batch of Qee figures.


[Updated 10/28/2010]

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Week Seven: Toy2R's 15 Weeks to Celebrate 15 Years Contest

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/1010_7qee1_icon.jpgToy2R is having a contest that will run for 15 weeks - a different prize each week.


[Updated 10/28/2010]

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LEGOLAND in Texas Seeks Ideas

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/legologo_tn.jpgThe new LEGOLAND Discovery Center in Dallas/Fort Worth is soliciting ideas from local residents concerning the MINILAND landmarks in the Center.


[Updated 10/28/2010]

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Toys'R'Us & Shaq Team with Toys for Tots

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/trulogo_tn.jpgToys'R'Us is launching its 7th annual Toys for Tots campaign - and they've again brought along Shaquille O'Neal.


[Updated 10/28/2010]

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$10 or Less Sale at Big Bad Toy Store

http://www.toymania.com/centralad/bbts150x75.jpgOnline retailer BigBadToyStore.com has a variety of new arrivals in stock and available for pre-ordering, including new GI Joe and Transformers, South Park Classics action figures, Green Lantern Classics action figures, Scott Pilgrim figures, and more.


[Updated 10/27/2010]

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Toys'R'Us Increases % Back on Rewards'R'Us

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/trulogo_tn.jpgToys'R'Us is increasing their loyalty program to 10% back on purchases from October 31 through Christmas Eve 2010.


[Updated 10/27/2010]

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DCUC Green Lantern 2-up Prototype Charity Auction

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/1010_hal_icon.jpgMattel and the Four Horsemen are auctioning an autographed DC Universe Classics Green Lantern Hal Jordan 2-up action figure prototype for charity.


[Updated 10/22/2010]

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Wonder Woman Bishoujo, Tron Statue, DC Direct, eFX Imperial Tie Fighter at Urban-Collector

http://www.toymania.com/centralad/ucNewspost-Iconwee.gifOnline retailer Urban-Collector has a variety of new arrivals in stock and available for pre-ordering, including the Wonder Woman Bishoujo, the Tron Statue from Electric Tiki, the eFX Imperial Tie Fighter replica, tons of DC Direct, and more.


[Updated 10/22/2010]

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October 2010 Hasbro GI Joe Q&A

http://www.toymania.com/logos/hasbrologo.jpgAnswers from Hasbro to a few questions about their GI Joe product lines.


[Updated 10/22/2010]

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Contest: Pursuit of Cobra GI Joe Action Figures

http://www.toymania.com/contest/images/1010_joes_icon.jpgHasbro has sent us GI Joe action figures to give away: enter by November 8th to win three action figures.


[Updated 10/22/2010]

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Toy Recalls for Week of October 18

http://www.toymania.com/logos/cpsc_logo.jpgHere's a quick summary of what toys and child-related items have been recalled in the past week or so.


[Updated 10/22/2010]

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$5 Sale at Big Bad Toy Store

http://www.toymania.com/centralad/bbts150x75.jpgOnline retailer BigBadToyStore.com has a variety of new arrivals in stock and available for pre-ordering, including Marvel statues and busts from Bowen Designs, Predators action figures, Hot Toys Black Widow from Iron Man 2, DC Direct, and more.


[Updated 10/21/2010]

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Hasbro Reports Q3 2010 Results

http://www.toymania.com/logos/hasbrologo.jpgHasbro has reported their Third Quarter 2010 financial results, with net revenues and earnings up over the same period in 2009.


[Updated 10/20/2010]

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Mattel Reports Q3 2010 Results

http://www.toymania.com/logos/mattellogo.jpgMattel has reported their Third Quarter 2010 financial results, with sales up over the same period in 2009.


[Updated 10/20/2010]

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CustomCon 27 Entry Deadline: Nov 29

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/1010_customcon27logo.jpgCustomCon 27 has been announced for December 2010.


[Updated 10/20/2010]

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Zombie Ninja Mez-Itz (22 images)

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/1010_zn1_icon.jpgMezco is releasing a new 6-inch Mez-Itz figure, exclusively at Think Geek.


[Updated 10/20/2010]

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Week Six: Toy2R's 15 Weeks to Celebrate 15 Years Contest

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/1010_6qee1_icon.jpgToy2R is having a contest that will run for 15 weeks - a different prize each week.


[Updated 10/20/2010]

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DC Direct Shipping Schedule

http://www.toymania.com/logos/dcd_logo.jpgThe schedule of release dates for DC Direct products. Not an update, just a listing of the dates as they appeared in the original solicitations for the products.


[Updated 10/18/2010]

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Batman: the Return of Bruce Wayne Action Figures

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/1010_dcd_bruce1_icon.jpgDC Direct is releasing a batch of Batman action figures based on "Batman: the Return of Bruce Wayne."


[Updated 10/18/2010]

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Green Lantern Rebirth Action Figure Collector Set

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/1010_dcd_rebirth_icon.jpgDC Direct is releasing newly-decoed action figures of the Green Lantern and Sinestro as a two-pack with a reprint fo the Green Lantern Rebirth trade paperback.


[Updated 10/18/2010]

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Superman Family Multi-Part Statue: Part 1: Superboy and Power Girl

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/1010_dcd_family_icon.jpgDC Direct is launching a new multi-part statue with Superboy and Power Girl.


[Updated 10/18/2010]

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Green Lantern vs. Sinestro Mini Statue

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/1010_dcd_glmini_icon.jpgDC Direct is releasing a mini statue of Hal Jordan fighting Sinestro.


[Updated 10/18/2010]

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Hawk and Dove Busts

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/1010_dcd_hawkdove_icon.jpgDC Direct is releasing busts of Hawk and Dove as part of their Heroes of the DC Universe and Women of the DC Universe bust series.


[Updated 10/18/2010]

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Ame-Comi Heroine Series: Batgirl (V.1) Black Suit Variant PVC Figure

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/1010_dcd_amebg_icon.jpgDC Direct is adding a variant color scheme of Batgirl to their Ame-Comi Heroine series of PVC statues.


[Updated 10/18/2010]

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DC Universe Online Statue: Black Canary

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/1010_dcd_dcucan_icon.jpgDC Direct is adding Black Canary to their series of statues based on the DC Universe Online game.


[Updated 10/18/2010]

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Ame-Comi Heroine Series: Catwoman (V.2) Blue Suit Variant PVC Figure

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/1010_dcd_amecw_icon.jpgDC Direct is adding a new Catwoman to their Ame-Comi Heroine series of PVC statues.


[Updated 10/18/2010]

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DC Universe Online Statue: the Flash

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/1010_dcd_dcuflash_icon.jpgDC Direct is adding the Flash to their series of statues based on the DC Universe Online game.


[Updated 10/18/2010]

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Blackest Night: Red Lantern 1:4 Scale Power Battery and Ring Prop Replica Set

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/1010_dcd_red_icon.jpgDC Direct is adding the Red Lantern to their Blackest Night quarter-scale prop replica lantern and ring sets.


[Updated 10/18/2010]

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Heroes of the DC Universe: Blackest Night Red Lantern Atrocitus Bust

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/1010_dcd_atr_icon.jpgDC Direct is adding Red Lantern Atrocitus to their series of busts based on the Blackest Night comic book storyline.


[Updated 10/18/2010]

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True Blood: True Love Sookie & Bill Statue

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/1010_dcd_true_icon.jpgDC Direct is releasing statue of Bill and Sookie from True Blood.


[Updated 10/18/2010]

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World of Warcraft Premium Series 4 Action Figures

http://www.toymania.com/logos/dcd_logo.jpgDC Direct is releasing a fourth series of premium action figures based on World of Warcraft, including Hallow's End Nemesis: The Headless Horseman and Moonkin: Wildmoon.


[Updated 10/18/2010]

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MGS Snake Play Arts Kai, Marvel Select, Bowen Designs at Urban-Collector

http://www.toymania.com/centralad/ucNewspost-Iconwee.gifOnline retailer Urban-Collector has a variety of new arrivals in stock and available for pre-ordering, including several Marvel Select action figures, a few new Marvel statues by Bowen Designs, the MGS Snake Play Arts Kai action figure, a new Living Dead Dolls set, and more.


[Updated 10/17/2010]

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Toy Recalls for Week of October 11

http://www.toymania.com/logos/cpsc_logo.jpgHere's a quick summary of what toys and child-related items have been recalled in the past week or so.


[Updated 10/16/2010]

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Wish List Kiosks at Toys'R'Us

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/trulogo_tn.jpgToys'R'Us is adding "wish list kiosks" at their stores, also available online.


[Updated 10/14/2010]

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Sears Adds Toy Shops to 79 Locations

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/megaphone_icon.gifSears is adding toy shops to 79 more locations in addition to the 20 that opened in 2009.


[Updated 10/14/2010]

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Count Homercula - Custom Homer Simpson 10" Qee by Leathers2000

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/1010_homer1_icon.jpgToy2R has unveiled another custom Simpsons Qee, this time it is Count Homercula!


[Updated 10/14/2010]

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15% Off Sale at Big Bad Toy Store

http://www.toymania.com/centralad/bbts150x75.jpgOnline retailer BigBadToyStore.com has a variety of new arrivals in stock and available for pre-ordering, including Takara Transformers United, NFL SportPicks, Green Lantern Classics figures, and more.


[Updated 10/13/2010]

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Jason Freeny's 2.5" Skelanimal Qee Special Edition - Glacier Blue Variant

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/1010_blueqee1_icon.jpgToy2R is releasing another variant of the Jason Freeny Skelanimal Qee.


[Updated 10/13/2010]

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Week Five: Toy2R's 15 Weeks to Celebrate 15 Years Contest

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/1010_5qee1_icon.jpgToy2R is having a contest that will run for 15 weeks - a different prize each week.


[Updated 10/13/2010]

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Nov 13: Neighborhood Toy Store Day

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/megaphone_icon.gifThe American Specialty Toy Retailing Association is holding "Neighborhood Toy Store Day" on November 13th.


[Updated 10/13/2010]

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Fantasy Figure Gallery: Black Tinkerbell Limited Edition Advance Release Resin

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/megaphone_icon.gifYamato USA is releasing a resin version of their upcoming Fantasy Figure Gallery: Black Tinkerbell (Luis Royo) PVC statue.


[Updated 10/13/2010]

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New Star Wars Vintage Figures at Big Bad Toy Store

http://www.toymania.com/centralad/bbts150x75.jpgOnline retailer BigBadToyStore.com has a variety of new arrivals in stock and available for pre-ordering, including Wave 6 of the Star Wars vintage-style action figures.


[Updated 10/09/2010]

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Ben 10: Ultimate Alien Go-Kart Sweepstakes

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/1010_ben_icon.jpgBandai America is having a Ben 10-themed sweepstakes, with weekly prizes each week for ten weeks.


[Updated 10/09/2010]

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Hot Toys T-1000, 12-inch Dusty, Marvel Select Gambit at Urban-Collector

http://www.toymania.com/centralad/ucNewspost-Iconwee.gifOnline retailer Urban-Collector has a variety of new arrivals in stock and available for pre-ordering, including tons of new DC Direct, Michael Myers Roto Figures, the Living Dead Dolls Retro Halloween Set, the Marvel Select Gambit action figure, the Hot Toys T-1000 action figure, Sideshow's 12-inch GI Joe Dusty, and more.


[Updated 10/08/2010]

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Toy Recalls for Week of October 4

http://www.toymania.com/logos/cpsc_logo.jpgHere's a quick summary of what toys and child-related items have been recalled in the past week or so.


[Updated 10/07/2010]

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Oct 8: Four Horsemen at NYCC

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/0709_4h10_icon.jpgThe Four Horsemen will be at the 2010 New York Comic Con on October 8, signing things at three different booths around the show.


[Updated 10/07/2010]

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Oct 9: Canadian Action Figure Expo

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/mapleleaf_tn.gifThe 7th annual Canadian Action Figure Expo will be held October 9th in Mississauga, Ontario.


[Updated 10/07/2010]

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Jason Freeny's Special Edition 2.5" Skelanimal Qee - GID Version

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/1010_gitdqee_icon.jpgToy2R is releasing a glow-in-the-dark version of a popular Skelanimal Qee designed by Jason Freeny.


[Updated 10/07/2010]

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MGA Comments on IFI Lawsuit

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/megaphone_icon.gifMGA Entertainment has released a statement concerning the Innovation First lawsuit.


[Updated 10/07/2010]

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Iron Man, Clone Wars, Halo: Reach, Sale at Big Bad Toy Store

http://www.toymania.com/centralad/bbts150x75.jpgOnline retailer BigBadToyStore.com has a variety of new arrivals in stock and available for pre-ordering, including Transformers, Iron Man comic action figures, Star Wars Clone Wars action figures, Halo: Reach figures, and more.


[Updated 10/07/2010]

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Hexbug Nano Maker Sues MGA

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/megaphone_icon.gifInnovation First has filed a lawsuit against MGA Entertainment over certain similarities between the Hexbug Nano and MGA's Legend of Nara Battling Bugs toys.


[Updated 10/06/2010]

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The Art of the Brick Coming to NY Comic Con

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/legologo_tn.jpgLEGO artist Nathan Sawaya will be exhibiting his sculptures at the 2010 New York Comic Con.


[Updated 10/05/2010]

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Mega Bloks Signs Generator Rex

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/megabloks_logo_tn.gifIn Fall 2011, Mega Bloks will be releasing construction toys based on the Generator Rex television series.


[Updated 10/05/2010]

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Week Four: Toy2R's 15 Weeks to Celebrate 15 Years Contest

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/1010_4qee1_icon.jpgToy2R is having a contest that will run for 15 weeks - a different prize each week.


[Updated 10/05/2010]

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Transformers Collectors' Club Membership Drive

http://www.toymania.com/logos/hasbrologo.jpgThe official Transformers Collectors' Club is kicking off a membership drive.


[Updated 10/05/2010]

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Oct 8 & 9: Toys'R'Us Times Square NYCC Events

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/trulogo_tn.jpgOn October 8 & 9, the Toys'R'Us in Times Square will host autograph sessions with Todd McFarlane and Alex Borstein (from Family Guy).


[Updated 10/05/2010]

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GI Joe Collectors' Club Membership Drive

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/gijoe_logo_tn.gifThe official GI Joe Collectors' Club is kicking off a membership drive.


[Updated 10/05/2010]

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Toys'R'Us and LEGO Reconstruct Bricktober

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/legologo_tn.jpgToys'R'Us and LEGO are once again teaming up to bring you "Bricktober" - a special LEGO celebration (with free minifigures) at Toys'R'Us stores.


[Updated 10/04/2010]

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8 Hasbro Star Wars: Return of the Jedi Images

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/1010_swrotj1_icon.jpgHasbro has released a batch of new images, including these pictures of Star Wars: Return of the Jedi action figures. (There are 8 images on the page.)


[Updated 10/02/2010]

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6 Hasbro Star Wars: Clone Wars Images

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/1010_swcw1_icon.jpgHasbro has released a batch of new images, including these pictures of Star Wars: Clone Wars action figures. (There are 6 images on the page.)


[Updated 10/02/2010]

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13 Misc Hasbro Star Wars Toys Images

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/1010_swmisc1_icon.jpgHasbro has released a batch of new images, including these pictures of Star Wars action figures and lightsabers. (There are 13 images on the page.)


[Updated 10/02/2010]

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Mega Bloks App for Preschoolers

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/megabloks_logo_tn.gifMega Bloks has released an iPhone and iPad app aimed at preschoolers.


[Updated 10/02/2010]

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Robot Chicken, Smurfs, Bowen Designs, DC Direct at Urban-Collector

http://www.toymania.com/centralad/ucNewspost-Iconwee.gifOnline retailer Urban-Collector has a variety of new arrivals in stock and available for pre-ordering, including tons of new DC Direct, the Ame-Comi Raven PVC figure, Wendigo Bowen Designs statue, a Robot Chicken 10-inch electronic figure, and more.


[Updated 10/01/2010]

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8 Hasbro Transformers Images

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/1010_tf1_icon.jpgHasbro has released a batch of new images, including these pictures of Stealth Force Transformers and Speed Stars Transformers. (There are 8 images on the page.)


[Updated 10/01/2010]

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6 Hasbro Marvel Universe Images

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/1010_marvelu1_icon.jpgHasbro has released a batch of new images, including these pictures of Marvel Universe action figures. (There are 6 images on the page.)


[Updated 10/01/2010]

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8 Hasbro Marvel Super Hero Squad Images

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/1010_marvelshs1_icon.jpgHasbro has released a batch of new images, including these pictures of Marvel Super Hero Squad action figures. (There are 8 images on the page.)


[Updated 10/01/2010]

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Comic-Con to Stay in San Diego Through 2015

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/sdcc_logo_tn.jpgComic-Con International has announced that it will remain in San Diego through at least 2015.


[Updated 10/01/2010]

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Jason Freeny's Special Edition 2.5" Skelanimal Qee

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/0910_qeejason_icon.jpgToy2R is releasing a special edition Visible Chungkee Qee as part of their Skelanimals Qee assortment.


[Updated 10/01/2010]

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Outer Space Men Pre-Orders & Packaged Samples

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/0910_osmcard1_icon.jpgThe Four Horsemen are starting the pre-orders for their first batch of non-variant Outer Space Men action figures on October 1st.


[Updated 10/01/2010]

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Week 3: Toy2R's 15 Weeks to Celebrate 15 Years Contest

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/0910_3qee1_icon.jpgToy2R is having a contest that will run for the next 15 weeks - a different prize each week.


[Updated 10/01/2010]

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BMF, Halo: Reach, Pirates of the Caribbean IV, Hasbro 2011 at Big Bad Toy Store

http://www.toymania.com/centralad/bbts150x75.jpgOnline retailer BigBadToyStore.com has a variety of new arrivals in stock and available for pre-ordering, including action figures from Pirates of the Caribbean IV, Halo: Reach action figures, tons of new goodies from Hasbro for 2011, the Millennium Falcon Reissue, and more.


[Updated 10/01/2010]

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Mega Bloks: 25th Birthday Contest

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/megabloks_logo_tn.gifMEGA Brands is celebrating the 25th birthday of Mega Bloks with a contest - play online or find a game piece in the 80-piece Mega Bloks bag.


[Updated 9/30/2010]

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Justin Bieber Dolls and Toys

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/megaphone_icon.gifStriking while the iron is hot, Justin Bieber will be available in doll and plush format in time for the 2010 holiday season.


[Updated 9/30/2010]

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Toy Recalls for Week of September 27

http://www.toymania.com/logos/cpsc_logo.jpgHere's a quick summary of what toys and child-related items have been recalled in the past week or so.


[Updated 9/30/2010]

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New Hasbro Listings at Big Bad Toy Store

http://www.toymania.com/centralad/bbts150x75.jpgOnline retailer BigBadToyStore.com has a variety of new Hasbro items available for pre-ordering, including Marvel, Star Wars, GI Joe, Transformers, and more.


[Updated 9/30/2010]

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Toys'R'Us to Hire 45,000 Seasonal Employees

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/trulogo_tn.jpgToys'R'Us is going to double the number of employees it has in the US for the 2010 holiday season.


[Updated 9/29/2010]

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Oct 4: Online Preview of the Hub Network

http://www.toymania.com/logos/hasbrologo.jpgHasbro's new television network, The Hub, will launch on October 10, but you can get a preview of their programming on October 4 via their website.


[Updated 9/29/2010]

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Sept 29: National Family Game Night

http://www.toymania.com/logos/hasbrologo.jpgHasbro wants to remind you that September 29 is the second annual National Family Game Night. And that they make games. Lots of games.


[Updated 9/29/2010]

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Dynamic Forces: Signed Spider-Man Comic Contest

http://www.toymania.com/logos/dfnewlogo.jpgDynamic Forces has launched a new contest - the prize is a Spider-Man "One More Day" set of four comic books.


[Updated 9/29/2010]

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DC Comics-themed Hostess Cakes

http://www.toymania.com/logos/dclogo2005plain.jpgHostess is releasing Justice League-themed snack cakes for Halloween 2010, with a contest to make things a touch more exciting than just adding green food coloring.


[Updated 9/25/2010]

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The World's Most Dangerous Game Is Back

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/megaphone_icon.gifLawn Darts is back! For the Wii game system, so it won't be quite as "interesting" as it was in the 1970s.


[Updated 9/25/2010]

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Etch A Sketch iPad Case

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/0910_etch_icon.jpgHeadcase and the Ohio Art Company have teamed up to release an adorable toy-themed case for the iPad.


[Updated 9/25/2010]

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Hasbro's Marvel Q&A September 2010

http://www.toymania.com/logos/hasbrologo.jpgAnswers from Hasbro to three questions about their Marvel product lines.


[Updated 9/25/2010]

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Skelanimal Qee Surprise Teaser

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/0910_skelteaser_icon.jpgToy2R is (slowly) revealing more of the Skelanimal Qee figures.


[Updated 9/25/2010]

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Hot Toys T-800, LDD, GG 12-inch Chewbacca & Han Solo, DC Direct at Urban-Collector

http://www.toymania.com/centralad/ucNewspost-Iconwee.gifOnline retailer Urban-Collector has a variety of new arrivals in stock and available for pre-ordering, including the Kenner 12-inch Star Wars figures from Gentle Giant, the Hot Toys 12-inch T-800 action figure, tons of new DC Direct, a Living Dead Dolls retro Halloween set, and more.


[Updated 9/24/2010]

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Sept 25: Seventh Annual Worldwide Day of Play

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/nick_logo.jpgNickelodeon's tv channels and websites are going to "go dark" for several hours on on the Seventh Annual Worldwide Day of Play.


[Updated 9/24/2010]

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Reminder: Transformers Power Core Combiners Contest

http://www.toymania.com/contest/images/0910_core1_icon.jpgHasbro has sent us two new Transformers to give away: enter by September 27th to win a Power Core Combiners set.


[Updated 9/24/2010]

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Toy Recalls for Week of September 20

http://www.toymania.com/logos/cpsc_logo.jpgHere's a quick summary of what toys and child-related items have been recalled in the past week or so.


[Updated 9/24/2010]

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Outer Space Men Invade New York Comic Con

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/0910_osm_icon.jpgThe Four Horsemen are releasing four more variant versions of the Outer Space Men at the 2010 New York Comic Con.


[Updated 9/23/2010]

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Jon Paul Kaiser - Special Edition Skelanimals Qee - Skullee Marcy Blood Red Edition

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/0910_marcy1_icon.jpgToy2R announces a special variant Qee figure designed by Jon Paul Kaiser.


[Updated 9/23/2010]

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Zoids Shield Liger Non-Scale, Die-Cast Action Figure

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/megaphone_icon.gifYamato USA is now taking pre-orders for their die-cast Shield Liger from Zoids.


[Updated 9/23/2010]

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Black Skull Chungkee Qee by Frank Mysterio @ NYCC

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/0910_skull1_icon.jpgToy2R announces a special variant Qee figure that will be available at the 2010 New York Comic Con.


[Updated 9/23/2010]

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Toy Industry Foundation Charity Auction

http://www.toymania.com/logos/hasbrologo.jpgHasbro is taking part in the Toy Industry Foundation Charity Auction, which includes a Hasbro Star Wars AT-AT signed by George Lucas.


[Updated 9/23/2010]

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Week Two: Toy2R's 15 Weeks to Celebrate 15 Years Contest

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/0910_215qee1_icon.jpgToy2R is having a contest that will run for the next 15 weeks - a different prize each week.


[Updated 9/23/2010]

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Cheetara, Batman Returns Bat-Cowl, Egon, MOTUC at Big Bad Toy Store

http://www.toymania.com/centralad/bbts150x75.jpgOnline retailer BigBadToyStore.com has a variety of new arrivals in stock and available for pre-ordering, including MOTU Classics, a Thundercats Cheetara statue, a replica of the Batman Returns Bat-Cowl, and more.


[Updated 9/23/2010]

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DC Direct Shipping Schedule

http://www.toymania.com/logos/dcd_logo.jpgThe schedule of release dates for DC Direct products. Not an update, just a listing of the dates as they appeared in the original solicitations for the products.


[Updated 9/21/2010]

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Justice League: Classic Icons Series 1 Action Figures

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/0910_dcd_jl1_icon.jpgDC Direct is releasing a new series of action figures, the Justice League: Classic Icons. Series One includes Batman, Wonder Woman, Superman, and the Green Lantern.


[Updated 9/20/2010]

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Wonder Woman #600 Statue

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/0910_dcd_ww_icon.jpgDC Direct is releasing a statue of Wonder Woman in her new costume from the variant cover of issue #600.


[Updated 9/20/2010]

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Ame-Comi Heroine Series: Mera PVC Figure

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/0910_dcd_mera_icon.jpgDC Direct is adding Mera to their Ame-Comi Heroine series of PVC statues.


[Updated 9/20/2010]

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Batman Black & White Statue: Batman by Dustin Nguyen

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/0910_dcd_bmbw_icon.jpgDC Direct has announced another installment in their popular Batman Black and White statue series.


[Updated 9/20/2010]

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Ame-Comi Heroine Series: Raven PVC Figure

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/0910_dcd_raven_icon.jpgDC Direct is adding Raven to their Ame-Comi Heroine series of PVC statues.


[Updated 9/20/2010]

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Heroes of the DC Universe: Blackest Night Black Lantern Batman Bust

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/0910_dcd_bnbm_icon.jpgDC Direct is adding Black Lantern Batman to their Heroes of the DC Universe bust lineup.


[Updated 9/20/2010]

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Ultimate Showdown: Superman vs. Bizarro Statue Set

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/0910_dcd_smbiz_icon.jpgDC Direct has announced a Superman vs. Bizarro statue set as part of their Ultimate Showdown series.


[Updated 9/20/2010]

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Blackest Night: Green Lantern 1:4 Scale Power Battery and Ring Prop Replica Set

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/0910_dcd_lantern_icon.jpgDC Direct is releasing a 1:4 scale prop replica of the Blackest Night Green Lantern power battery lantern with a light-up full size ring replica.


[Updated 9/20/2010]

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Harley Quinn 1:4 Scale Museum Quality Statue

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/0910_dcd_hq_icon.jpgDC Direct has announced a quarter-scale Harley Quinn in their museum quality statue series.


[Updated 9/20/2010]

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Blackest Night Portfolio Set #2

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/0910_dcd_bnport_icon.jpgDC Direct is releasing a second portfolio set with cover art from the Blackest Night comic book series.


[Updated 9/20/2010]

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World of Warcraft Series 8 Action Figures

http://www.toymania.com/logos/dcd_logo.jpgDC Direct is releasing an eighth series of action figures based on World of Warcraft, including Argent Nemesis: The Black Knight, Forsaken Priestess: Confessor Dhalia, and a two-pack of Gnome Rogue: Brink Spannercrank vs. Kobold Miner: Snaggle.


[Updated 9/20/2010]

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8" Brain Pattern Qee by Emilio Garcia

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/0910_qeebrain_icon.jpgToy2R has announced that the 8" Brain Pattern Qee by Emilio Garcia will be available in early October 2010.


[Updated 9/20/2010]

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Living Dead Dolls Bundle Set

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/0910_ldd1_icon.jpgMezco is releasing a special bundle of Living Dead Dolls, including a variant batch of Series 20 dolls and their LDD retro Halloween set.


[Updated 9/20/2010]

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Week Two: Toy2R's 15 Weeks to Celebrate 15 Years Contest

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/0910_qeeweek2_icon.jpgToy2R is having a contest that will run for the next 15 weeks - a different prize each week.


[Updated 9/20/2010]

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Fall Inventory Clearance Sale at Big Bad Toy Store

http://www.toymania.com/centralad/bbts150x75.jpgOnline retailer BigBadToyStore.com has a variety of new arrivals in stock and available for pre-ordering, including MOTU Classics, a new Hot Toys Sylvester Stallone 12-inch figure, Zoids, Halo Reach, DC HeroClix, and more.


[Updated 9/17/2010]

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Hot Wheel Battle Force 5 on TV

http://www.toymania.com/logos/mattellogo.jpgHot Wheels Battle Force 5 returns to television on September 18, 2010.


[Updated 9/17/2010]

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Marvel Comics at New York Comic Con

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/0605_nycomic_icon.jpgMarvel Comics has announced their guests/panels/signings for the 2010 New York Comic Con.


[Updated 9/17/2010]

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K-B Toy Mogul's $10M Antique Toy Collection

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/kbtoys_tn.gifThe antique toy collection of one of the founders of K-B Toys has been sold in a series of auctions, raising close to ten million dollars.


[Updated 9/17/2010]

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Bossk Animated Maquette, Hulk Fine Art Statue, NBX Kubricks at Urban-Collector

http://www.toymania.com/centralad/ucNewspost-Iconwee.gifOnline retailer Urban-Collector has a variety of new arrivals in stock and available for pre-ordering, including the Bossk Animated Maquette, Hulk Fine Art Statue, NBX Kubricks, and more.


[Updated 9/17/2010]

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Toys'R'Us: Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/trulogo_tn.jpgToys'R'Us and Babies'R'Us stores will be distributing the Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF collection boxes for 2010.


[Updated 9/17/2010]

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DC Comics at New York Comic Con

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/0605_nycomic_icon.jpgDC Comics has announced their guests/panels/signings for the 2010 New York Comic Con.


[Updated 9/17/2010]

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JonPaul Kaiser's 5" Mini Qee Samurai Pumpkin - GID Edition

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/0910_samurai_icon.jpgToy2R is releasing a glow-in-the-dark version of their 5-inch Samurai Pumpkin Qee designed by JonPaul Kaiser.


[Updated 9/17/2010]

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FAO Schwarz Opens 10 Pop-Up Stores

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/smallfao.gifFAO Schwarz is planning ten pop-up stores for the 2010 holiday season.


[Updated 9/17/2010]

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Toy Recalls for Week of September 13

http://www.toymania.com/logos/cpsc_logo.jpgHere's a quick summary of what toys and child-related items have been recalled in the past week or so.


[Updated 9/17/2010]

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DCUC 17, Green Lantern Classics 02 at Big Bad Toy Store

http://www.toymania.com/centralad/bbts150x75.jpgOnline retailer BigBadToyStore.com has new DC/Mattel action figures available for pre-ordering, including DC Universe Classics series 17 and Green Lantern Classics series 2.


[Updated 9/17/2010]

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September 2010 Hasbro Star Wars Q&A

http://www.toymania.com/logos/hasbrologo.jpgAnswers from Hasbro to two questions about their Star Wars product lines.


[Updated 9/15/2010]

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Hasbro's Transformers Q&A September 2010

http://www.toymania.com/logos/hasbrologo.jpgAnswers from Hasbro to several questions about their Transformers product lines.


[Updated 9/14/2010]

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Toy2R: 15 Weeks to Celebrate 15 Years Contest

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/0910_15qee_icon.jpgToy2R is having a contest that will run for the next 15 weeks - a different prize each week.


[Updated 9/14/2010]

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Clone Wars Night at Petco Park

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/sw-rpg_tn.jpgOn September 24, the San Diego Padres will be holding a theme night for their game against the Cincinnati Reds - Star Wars: The Clone Wars Night.


[Updated 9/14/2010]

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Qee Apparel from 5th Sun

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/0910_qeeshirt1_icon.jpgToy2R and 5th Sun have teamed up to release t-shirts based on Qee characters and shapes.


[Updated 9/14/2010]

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Bowen, Blackhole Stormtrooper, Tron Legacy, Doctor Who at Urban-Collector

http://www.toymania.com/centralad/ucNewspost-Iconwee.gifOnline retailer Urban-Collector has a variety of new arrivals in stock and available for pre-ordering, including Marvel statues by Bowen Designs, Tron Legacy action figures and vehicles, Doctor Who action figures, the 12-inch Sideshow Blackhole Stormtrooper figure, and more.


[Updated 9/11/2010]

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Contest: Transformers Power Core Combiners

http://www.toymania.com/contest/images/0910_core1_icon.jpgHasbro has sent us two new Transformers to give away: enter by September 27th to win a Power Core Combiners set.


[Updated 9/10/2010]

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Even More New Skelanimals x Qee

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/0910_2qee1_icon.jpgToy2R continues to unveil new Qee figures in their Skelanimals x Qee series.


[Updated 9/10/2010]

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Gamorrean Guard Qee Custom by Jon Paul Kaiser

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/0910_gam1_icon.jpgToy2R has unveiled a new custom 2.5-inch Qee figure by Jon Paul Kaiser.


[Updated 9/10/2010]

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15% Off Sale, FansProject, MLB Sportspicks Cooperstown at Big Bad Toy Store

http://www.toymania.com/centralad/bbts150x75.jpgOnline retailer BigBadToyStore.com has a variety of new arrivals in stock and available for pre-ordering, including MLB Sportspicks Cooperstown Series 08, a few new items from the Transformers FansProject, Star Wars statues, Robot Chicken action figures, and more.


[Updated 9/09/2010]

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Toys'R'Us Opens 600 Toys'R'Us Express Stores

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/trulogo_tn.jpgToys'R'Us is opening 600 Toys'R'Us Express stores in malls and shopping centers, basically doubling their presence for the 2010 holiday season.


[Updated 9/09/2010]

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Toy Recalls for Week of September 6

http://www.toymania.com/logos/cpsc_logo.jpgHere's a quick summary of what toys and child-related items have been recalled in the past week or so.


[Updated 9/09/2010]

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Oola, Hot Toys Ghost Rider, Sue Storm Comiquette at Urban-Collector

http://www.toymania.com/centralad/ucNewspost-Iconwee.gifOnline retailer Urban-Collector has a variety of new arrivals in stock and available for pre-ordering, including the Hot Toys Ghost Rider, a Sue Storm Comiquette stature from Sideshow, an Oola mini bust, and more.


[Updated 9/04/2010]

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More New Skelanimals x Qee

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/0910_qee1_icon.jpgToy2R continues to unveil new Qee figures in their Skelanimals x Qee series.


[Updated 9/04/2010]

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Snozzberry Sundae 16" Qee Bear @ Gallery 1988 Exhibit

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/0910_snozz1_icon.jpgToy2R presents a new custom Qee Bear to be on display at an exhibit in San Francisco.


[Updated 9/04/2010]

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Galactus, SW Vintage, Sci-Fi Revoltech at Big Bad Toy Store

http://www.toymania.com/centralad/bbts150x75.jpgOnline retailer BigBadToyStore.com has a variety of new arrivals in stock and available for pre-ordering, including the 19-inch Galactus figure, the Star Wars Vintage 2010 figures, several sci-fi Revoltech action figures, oodles of Transformers, and more.


[Updated 9/04/2010]

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NY Comic Con 50% Larger; Nearly Sold Out

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/0605_nycomic_icon.jpgThe New York Comic Con has announced that the 2010 show will be 50% larger than the 2009 show.


[Updated 9/03/2010]

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Toy2R's PURE: Designer Collection Series 7

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/0910_pure_icon.jpgToy2R is planning a seventh series of designer Qee figures, this one with a black and white theme.


[Updated 9/03/2010]

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ICv2 Announces Comics & Digital Conference at NYCC

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/0605_nycomic_icon.jpgICv2 and the New York Comic Con are hosting a conference about comics and the digital world, to be held on October 7, 2010.


[Updated 9/03/2010]

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Toy Recalls for Week of August 30

http://www.toymania.com/logos/cpsc_logo.jpgHere's a quick summary of what toys and child-related items have been recalled in the past week or so.


[Updated 9/03/2010]

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Gundam Movie Premiere at New York Anime Festival

http://www.toymania.com/logos/nyanime.jpgThe 2010 New York Anime Festival will host the North American premiere of "Mobile Suit Gundam 00: A wakening of the Trailblazer."


[Updated 9/03/2010]

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Two New 7" Domo Qees Announced

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/0910_domo1_icon.jpgToy2R is adding two new 7-inch Domo Qees to their lineup - a green flocked version and a blank do-it-yourself version.


[Updated 9/02/2010]

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Skelanimals x Qee Artist Series One Release

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/0910_skel1_icon.jpgToy2R is unveiling a new Skelanimals Qee figure each day for two weeks.


[Updated 9/02/2010]

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Living Dead Dolls Retro Halloween Sets

http://www.toymania.com/news/images/0910_lddset_icon.jpgMezco is releasing a Living Dead Dolls set for Halloween - each includes a Living Dead Doll, a plastic mask for you, and an XL t-shirt.


[Updated 9/02/2010]

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