February 2012 News

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K'NEX: Top Gear DVD Sweepstakes

Prize #3 of the 20 Big Prizes from K'NEX(R)
Enter for your chance to win a Top Gear® DVD Bundle!

Hatfield, PA - February 15, 2012 - K'NEX Brands, the only US construction toy company focused on Building Worlds Kids Love™, is pleased to announce the launch of K'NEX'S Top Gear DVD Bundle Sweepstakes. From February 15, 2012 at 8:00am EST through February 29, 2012 at 3:59pm EST, K'NEX fans can enter for their chance to win a Top Gear DVD Bundle, comprised of Top Gear Seasons 10-16 and the complete first season of the hit U.S. show, Top Gear. Top Gear's popularity continues to grow stateside; the original version of the program airs on BBC AMERICA and the U.S. version debuted in 2010 on the HISTORY channel, and is now in its second season.

Entrants can enter once per day either through the K'NEX Facebook page (which links to the K'NEX 20th Anniversary Celebration page of the Knex.com website), or directly through KNEX.com. Contestants must be 18 years or older to enter. Please see official rules for details. http://www.knex.com/20thanniversary/20BigPrizes/topgear.php

Transformers, Marvel, Bishoujo, Replicas, Amazing Spider-Man at Big Bad Toy Store

Big Bad Toy Store

February 16, 2012 - (Sponsor Announcement) - Online retailer BigBadToyStore.com has several items of interest to collectors:

Hi - Here is a quick update from http://www.bigbadtoystore.com about a variety of new arrivals and a bunch of exciting new preorders, including a variety of items featured at Toy Fair.


Five new Bishoujo statues have been listed for pre-order. From DC we have Evil Supergirl and Harley Quinn at $54.99 each and Power Girl at $59.99, while Star Wars brings us Jaina Solo at $54.99 and Mass Effect brings Commander Shephard at $59.99.


Jada Toys: Halo 4 Die-Cast Vehicles


What: Jada Toys brings authenticity to fans of Microsoft's successful Halo® series through die-cast vehicles with the introduction of its brand new, officially licensed "Halo" die-cast vehicle line. As part of Jada's line-up, it will introduce a 14 inch "Halo 4" Warthog replica, the largest die-cast vehicle Jada has ever produced.

Vehicles: Jada Toys, known for its high-quality die cast vehicles at affordable prices, will delivery exquisitely-detailed vehicles and characters demanded by casual and hardcore fans of the "Halo" series of video games. The new line will be designed using the unified scale approach, which keeps all vehicles and accessories in scale to each other, preserving the reality of the "Halo" series of video games.

Warthog Replica: The 14 inch "Halo 4" Warthog replica marks the largest die-cast vehicle Jada has ever produced taking its craftsmanship to another level. This massive vehicle will have interactive features making this a must-have for the elite Halo fan.

Power Rangers Samurai Squinkies

Saban Brands & Blip Toys Introduce New Power Rangers Samurai Squinkies

Fans Can Battle Villains and Save the World with the Power Ranger Samurai Squinkies

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 13, 2012 -- Uniting at the 2012 American International Toy Fair, Saban Brands and Blip Toys will showcase the new Power Rangers Samurai Squinkies. Just in time for the debut of the new super-charged season, Saban's Power Rangers Super Samurai premiering Sat., Feb. 18, at 12n/11c on Nickelodeon, the Power Rangers Samurai Squinkies are available now.

Powered-up for their next adventure, Power Rangers Samurai Squinkies are ready to battle rival villains and save the world from evil. There are 3 Power Rangers Samurai Squinkies series to collect from, for a total of 36 characters! Each Squinkies Power Rangers bubble pack features 12 exclusive Power Rangers and villains, and will be available nationwide at major retailers.

Mega Bloks: Halo Universe Metal Series

 Halo Universe Metal Series

Mega Bloks reveals new Halo Universe product line

Introducing Mega Bloks Halo Universe "Metal Series" for 2012

MONTREAL AND NEW YORK, Feb. 14, 2012 - MEGA Brands Inc. showcases the new and groundbreaking Mega Bloks Halo Universe Metal Series from their Boys & Collectors toy category at the 2012 American International Toy Fair in New York City.

The Mega Bloks Halo Universe "Metal Series" collector's line features small scale replica figurines and vehicles inspired by the Mega Bloks Halo construction line. The new action-diecast Halo Universe vehicles include moving parts and add a highly collectible element to the line with their hybrid style and authentic features. Each set in the collection includes a zinc figurine and terrain plates so that fans, builders and collectors alike, can build and display their battle. (age 8+).

Maketoy Giant - Yellow & Green Versions at Big Bad Toy Store

Big Bad Toy Store

February 16, 2012 - (Sponsor Announcement) - Online retailer BigBadToyStore.com has several items of interest to collectors:

Hi - we've just received information from Maketoy in Japan. Their combining 'Giant' figure is now up for preorder.

The Yellow version is available in three different 2-packs of figures, A, B, and C sets - each of these is quite limited from what we understand.

The sets are available at $118.99 each - preorders found here:

Green Version to be announced later

Also back in stock:

Fansproject Defender:

Fansproject CA-05:

Street Fighter Bobble Budds

Street Fighter Bobble Budds


Super Deformed World Warriors Releasing in April 2012

LOS ANGELES, Calif., (Feb 14, 2011) – Leading toy manufacturer Multiverse Studio Inc. today announced the latest wave of Bobble Budds® figures featuring the classic videogame fighting franchise Street Fighter®. Coinciding with the 25th anniversary of the Street Fighter® game franchise, collectible enthusiasts and fighting game fans can display their affection for this beloved videogame series by collecting their favorite world warriors in super deformed bobble head form.

Bobble Budds takes the distinctly unique character designs of Street Fighter's most iconic combatants and presents them as colorful super deformed bobble heads. Each Bobble Budd figure measures 3.5-inches tall and features exclusive bobble head locking mechanism for optimal functionality and display.

Mega Bloks Power Rangers Super Samurai

Mega Bloks Power Rangers Super Samurai

Mega Bloks Power Rangers Super Samurai - Claw Armor

MEGA Brands unveil Mega Bloks Power Rangers Super Samurai for 2012

MONTREAL, QC and NEW YORK, NY, Feb. 14, 2012 - MEGA Brands Inc. unveiled its exciting new line-up of Mega Bloks Power Rangers construction toys at the 2012 American International Toy Fair in New York City.

SOTA Toys 2012 Lineup: Chun-Li & Samael


High-End Collectible Statues Attacking Your Wallet this Summer

LOS ANGELES, Calif., (Feb 14, 2011) – Leading toy manufacturer SOTA Toys, Inc. today announced their 2012 lineup showcasing the latest wave of high-end collectible art statues from critically and commercially acclaimed video game series. From world warrior martial artists to demigod demons loitering in hell, SOTA Toys has got you covered.

sota toys statue

Toy Industry Trends for 2012

2012 Toy Trends Unveiled by Industry Experts at American International Toy Fair

"Generation App" ... "Glowing Wild" ... "Little Learners" ... "Save 'n' Splurge" Among Key Trends

NEW YORK, Feb. 13, 2012 -- A slate of hot new toy trends for 2012 that keep pace with advancements in the tech world, mirror societal trends and aim to produce well-rounded, lifelong learners were unveiled today by the Toy Industry Association (TIA) at its 109th American International Toy Fair.

After scouring through 100,000+ products now on display at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City, TIA's trend experts have laid out a fresh crop of trends that will connect, glow, teach, "WOW" and hit a "high note" with kids of all ages. Significant for 2012 is a resurgence of toys on the higher end of the price scale as well as an influx of educational toys for tots, indicating that post-recession wallets – and families – are expanding.

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