February 2012 News

Iron Man Neon Sign

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I Am Neon Man! DST's Iron Man Neon Sign Will Look Great On Your Wall or Desk

February 2012 - Diamond Select Toys' line of Marvel Comics-based neon signs has been getting "glowing" reviews, and now they've added another icon to their wall! Their current offerings of the Marvel Comics logo and Captain America's shield are about to be joined by a brand-new sign featuring the Armored Avenger, Iron Man.

The 12-inch-tall face of ol' Shellhead lights up in bright red, yellow and blue atop a versatile display base, so you can hang it on your wall or stand it on your desk! As a bonus, the sign comes with a sketch-cover variant of Avengers vs. X-Men #1, although we should probably say that this neon sign is not recommended for use as a reading lamp. Pre-order it through your favorite comic shop or specialty retailer today, and look for it to arrive this summer!

Playmates: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Summary

Fresh From the Sewer, All-New Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Return to New York City

Playmates Toys to Unveil New Toy Line Inspired by Nickelodeon's New CG-Animated Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles at American International Toy Fair

EL SEGUNDO, Calif., Feb. 10, 2012 -- In a totally epic return, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, one of the most popular kids' entertainment brands of the past 25 years, will emerge from the sewers just in time for Toy Fair in New York City, February 12–15, Booth #1829.

Playmates Toys, the driving force behind the global toy sensation for decades, will unveil an incredible new product line consisting of all-new TMNT basic and deluxe action figures, playsets and vehicles as well as Ninja role-play gear. Inspired by Nickelodeon's all-new CG-animated Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, currently in production at the Nickelodeon Animation Studio in Burbank, Calif., the series is set to premiere in Fall 2012. And the excitement is already building...

Hasbro: Star Trek Toys in 2013

Hasbro Teams Up with CBS Consumer Products for STAR TREK Toy Line

Product Line Fueled By Upcoming Major Motion Picture in 2013 to Include KRE-O STAR TREK Building Sets and More

PAWTUCKET, R.I. -- February 10, 2012 -- Hasbro, Inc. announced today it has entered into agreement with CBS Consumer Products to manufacture and globally market a variety of products based on the STAR TREK property beginning in 2013. The toy line will launch in support of the STAR TREK movie sequel from Paramount Pictures, which will open May 17, 2013.

Leading the product offering from Hasbro will be a line of premium KRE-O STAR TREK building sets featuring fantastical spaceships and legendary characters from the franchise. The KRE-O STAR TREK sets will offer high-quality KRE-O bricks as well as new KREON figures in the likeness of popular characters. Among its additional new play experiences, Hasbro will also offer robust line of roleplay toys for kids and fans to act out the intergalactic saga as well as select new figures.

Dark Horse: Good Luck Trolls

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GOOD LUCK TROLLS RETURN IN 2012!

DARK HORSE DELUXE OFFERS UP A NEW TWIST ON A CLASSIC TOY WITH AN ALL-NEW MYSTERY-BOX ASSORTMENT TO DEBUT AT TOY FAIR!

MILWAUKIE, OR, February 9, 2012 - The Good Luck Trolls became one of America's biggest toy fads in the early 1960s, and again in revivals over the years. In 2003, the Toy Industry Association commemorated them as one of the hundred most creative toys of the twentieth century. History repeats itself like never before in 2012, when Dark Horse Deluxe offers up these beloved and timeless figures in various iterations!

Thanks to a law passed by Congress, the US copyright for the Good Luck Trolls has been restored to its rightful Danish owner. Now Dam Things has licensed to Dark Horse the right to issue the Good Luck Trolls in the ever-popular "mystery box" style assortment, marking the first new troll products in the US in many years.

Marvel Select Iron Man Mark VI Action Figure

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Iron Man Mark VI Returns in the Marvel Select Avengers Movie Line

JAKKS Pacific 2012 Boys Toys Highlights

February 2012 - JAKKS Pacific

Train World™

All aboard! JAKKS Pacific modernizes a classic play pattern with a new line of realistic, motorized toy trains at an affordable price point, called Train World™. The line of small-scale trains have realistic proportions and detailing, just like the collector versions, but at a budget-friendly price that today's kids can easily collect without paying top dollar collector prices.

Begin building your Train World with the Train World Motorized Train Set which includes a motorized train with one car, caboose and complete train track loop. Kids can select from three different styles of trains: diesel, bullet and metro. (SRP $9.99) The Train World Themed Car Packs includes four cars that connect to any train, world engine, or rail cars. (SRP $7.99)

Kids can build a huge, expanded track layout with the Train World Deluxe Set. This track includes bridges, track switches and a motorized-engine train. (SRP $19.99)

JAKKS Pacific 2012 Girls Toys Highlights

February 2012 - JAKKS Pacific

Winx Club

Winx Club, the hot new Nickelodeon show, is an animated modern fantasy adventure series that follows six best friends – Bloom, Stella, Flora, Musa, Tecna and Aisha – enrolled in Alfea College, the finest fairy school in all the realms. When trouble arises, the Winx Club transform into beautiful fairies who use their unique magical powers to fight villains and save the world from evil. Now you can collect all the fairies and relive their magical adventures with the new line of dolls, play sets and role-play items from JAKKS Pacific and Creative Designs International!

The 11.5" Basic Fashion Dolls feature the Winx Club girls in their fashion-forward 'everyday' outfits straight from the show. With seven points of articulation and a beauty brush included, you can style your friends for a fabulous night out. Available in two Collections, Concert and Everyday. (SRP $12.99) The 11.5" Deluxe Fashion Dolls feature the six friends with eleven points of articulation, super deluxe trend-setting outfits and spectacular hinged wings showcasing beautiful Believix style. (SRP $19.99)

Toy Recalls for Week of February 6, 2012

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February 10, 2012 - Listed below are the toy (and child-related) recalls from this week; these links go to the official announcements on the Consumer Product Safety Commission web site.

Bumbleride Recalls Indie & Indie Twin Strollers Due to Fall Hazard

Weeplay Kids Recalls Infant Bodysuits Due to Choking Hazard

Hasbro to Make Toys Based on Zynga's Games

Industry Gaming Leaders Hasbro and Zynga Announce Global Partnership

Hasbro signs exclusive worldwide strategic alliance to develop wide range of products based on Zynga's highly popular and iconic brands

SAN FRANCISCO & PAWTUCKET, R.I. -- February 9, 2012 -- Hasbro, Inc. and Zynga announced today a comprehensive partnership that grants Hasbro the rights to develop a wide range of toy and gaming experiences based across Zynga's popular social games and brands. As the world's largest social game developer with more than 227 million monthly active users, Zynga has created some of the world's most popular social game brands including FarmVille, CityVille and Words With Friends.

Through this agreement, Hasbro has obtained the license to develop and distribute wide ranging product lines based on Zynga's game brands in a number of toy and game categories. This deal also creates an array of opportunities for co-branded merchandise featuring a combination of both Hasbro and Zynga brands.

Nickelodeon Brand Summary for 2012 Toy Fair

Nickelodeon Debuts Its Strongest Entertainment Toy Portfolio Ever With New Products For Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Winx Club, Team Umizoomi, Dora, SpongeBob, and Victorious at Toy Fair 2012

Playmates Toys, JAKKS Pacific, Fisher-Price, The LEGO Group, and Spin Master Will Partner with Nickelodeon to Unveil New Toys for 2012

NEW YORK, Feb. 9, 2012 -- Nickelodeon is headed to Toy Fair 2012 with its most comprehensive and diversified toy portfolio ever, based on popular entertainment brands for preschoolers, kids, and tweens. Nickelodeon will unveil products for both new and established properties, including Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Winx Club, Team Umizoomi, Dora the Explorer, SpongeBob SquarePants, and Victorious.

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