July 2013 News

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Star Wars, Batman, Transformers, Botcon Exclusives, Gentle Giant, Pacific Rim, Japanese Exclusives at Big Bad Toy Store

Big Bad Toy Store

July 11, 2013 - (Sponsor Announcement) - Online retailer BigBadToyStore.com has several items of interest to collectors:


This set allows you to add two Sandtroopers to your collection, and each comes with parts to be displayed in one of four ways - pointing, using macrobinoculars, or using one of two different weapons. We currently have the set listed at $56.99, although we are waiting for additional information from the manufacturer - if it changes, we'll contact pre-order customers and let them know.


JC Rivera's AT-HOME Limited Edition Print

July 2013 - JC Rivera's AT-HOME Limited Edition Print - WIP

OutsmArt Originals is thrilled to give everyone a look inside the production of our first limited edition hand screened print with this short video now up on YOU TUBE (http://youtu.be/ikoZVZJHu7c). JC Rivera's AT-HOME artwork is being recreated as an 18" x 24" screened print which is limited to only 50 prints. Over half have already been pre-ordered by fans and as we finish the printing, the prints will then travel to the artist to be hand signed and numbered and then shipped out to the lucky collectors.

Available by itself for only $20.00 - or as part of a combo set with Tribal Trooper t-shirt for $40 - this will be the first of many artist prints to come from OutsmART Originals.

Order yours here: http://outsmartoriginals.storenvy.com/products/1728089-at-home-limited-e...

Hello Kitty Fashion Music Wonderland at Comic-Con

Sanrio Makes Comic-Con International Debut with Hello Kitty® Fashion Music Wonderland Experience

TORRANCE, Calif., July 9, 2013 -- Sanrio will make its official debut appearance at Comic-Con International in San Diego July 18th-21st, with Hello Kitty Fashion Music Wonderland, an interactive experience that will brilliantly bring Japan's energetic pop culture to life. Fans will be treated to a colorful, anime-rich experience that will include giveaways, limited edition products, appearances by Hello Kitty and special guests from Sanrio's Tokyo headquarters, as well as the launch of a new graphic novel, Hello Kitty Fashion Music Wonderland. While Hello Kitty has appeared with partners and collaborators at Comic-Con in the past, 2013 marks the first year that Sanrio is bringing an interactive Hello Kitty fan experience to this famous gathering. Blending the worlds of anime, cosplay, product exclusives, Japanese street culture and superfandom, Hello Kitty Fashion Music Wonderland syncs perfectly with the passionate fan culture that is celebrated at Comic-Con.

Monogram's 2013 Comic-Con Exclusive Loki Helmet Key Ring

Monogram International's 2013 Comic-Con Exclusive Number Eleven

Gold Colored Pewter Loki Helmet Key Ring

July 2013 - Monogram International presents an exclusive gold colored pewter Loki Helmet Key Ring for the 2013 San Diego Comic-Con. The unique shape makes a noticeable souvenir for Marvel Loki fans!

- Made of gold colored pewter.
- Highly detailed Loki helmet shape.
- Great decorative element for your bag or backpack.
- 200 Piece Limited Edition
- $9.00 Retail Price
- Booth 3744

Four Horsemen Kickstarter Begins July 12


July 2013 - Four Horsemen - We've been a little quiet about our upcoming Kickstarter campaign for the Gothitropolis Ravens figures recently, and that's because we've been wrapping up the final details on the project and awaiting the final approvals from Kickstarter.

Well, our project was just given the green light by Kickstarter this morning and we'll be launching the Gothitropolis Ravens Kickstarter campaign at 12:00am EST this coming Friday, July 12th (midnight Thursday night) and it'll end on Tuesday, August 13th 2013! That's 32 total days total to get in there, check out all of the various pledge levels & "stretch goals" and place your orders for what will quite possibly be the coolest line of action figures to come out in 2014.

Fly or Fry - New Releases from OutsmART Originals

July 2013 - Fly or Fry - new releases from outsmART originals

WINGS by Jon-Paul Kaiser

Originally an exclusive mystery t-shirt, outsmart has made a few extras available for the JPK fans across the globe and the reviews from fans have been stellar. Now that its official that Jon-Paul will be attending SDCC for the signing of his upcoming 8" Dunny, fans can show off their JPK apparel with this new design - since this tee is in stock and available for immediate shipping to arrive before SDCC starts!

Bacon & Beer Periodical T-Shirt from The Bacon University Collection

One of three new bacon inspired t-shirts coming from outsmART originals is the Bacon & Beer Periodical tee. A perfect pairing, this tee will be released at the end of July and will debut at the Beer & Bacon Festival being held in Omaha, NE on August 3rd. OutsmART Originals will be showing off all of their Bacon inspired tees at the festival along with some additional special surprises.

Monogram's 2013 Comic-Con Exclusive DC Eraser Set

Monogram International's 2013 Comic-Con Exclusive Number Ten

DC Eraser Set

July 2013 - Monogram International reveals an Exclusive San Diego Comic-con 2013 DC Eraser Box Set. Characters include: Superman, Wonder Woman, Batman, Robin, Flash, Green Lantern, Joker, Bane, Hawkman, Nightwing, Harley Quinn, Super Girl, Superman Gold Edition, Flash Bronze Edition, Batman Silver Edition, Green Lantern Bronze Edition, Robin Silver Edition, and a Wonder Woman Gold Edition.

- Erasers stand 1.25" tall.
- Intricate detailing.
- Make great party favors!
- Exclusive Superman and Wonder Woman Gold Erasers.
- Exclusive Batman and Robin Silver Erasers.
- Exclusive Flash and Green Lantern Bronze Edition.
- Item #45140
- 200 Piece Limited Edition
- $35.00 Retail Price
- Booth 3744

eigoMANGA Announces San Diego Comic-Con 2013 Plans

eigoMANGA Enters 'Padak' Into Comic-Con International Independent Film Festival And Announces San Diego Comic-Con 2013 Plans

(San Francisco, San Diego) – July 9, 2013: eigoMANGA's presentation of the animated film 'Padak' is an official entry in the Comic-Con International Independent Film Festival, held during Comic-Con International: San Diego 2013.

The screening – on Thursday July 18, 2013, at 5:20pm – will take place at Marriott Hall 2, Marriott Marquis & Marina, which is next door to the San Diego Convention Center. Immediately following, there will be a discussion about the film with producers, Austin Osueke and Jongmin Shin.

'Padak' is a 78 minute animated film from director and writer Lee Dae Hee, and the first from his new venture, E-Dehi Animation. The film about the lives of fish in captivity in a seafood restaurant. Some fish accept their fate while others fight to change it. More information about 'Padak' is available on http://www.eigoMANGA.com/padak

In addition to screening 'Padak', eigoMANGA will also have a presence at Comic-Con International: San Diego 2013. eigoMANGA will be exhibiting at booth #5532.

Subway Promos for The Hunger Games

SUBWAY® Restaurants And Lionsgate Team Up For The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

Companies Will Support Feeding America as Part of Collaboration

MIL FORD, Conn. and SANTA MONICA, Calif., July 8, 2013 -- SUBWAY® restaurants, the world's largest restaurant chain, and Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF), a leading global entertainment company, today announced that SUBWAY® will be the exclusive restaurant promotional destination for the film "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire," the highly anticipated second installment of the global blockbuster "The Hunger Games" film franchise. "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" will open in theaters worldwide on November 22. SUBWAY® and Lionsgate will utilize their promotion to support Feeding America, a non-profit organization consisting of more than 200 food banks nationwide.

Conan Clip: Cheer Up, LEGOs!

July 2013 - Team Coco has passed along a video clip of Conan's attempts to replace the angry faces of LEGO minifigures. (Parental warning - you might want to watch it by yourself first to make sure the scene with the "LEGO Friends" at the end isn't inappropriate for your younger kids.)

Live now. Available Worldwide:

Cheer Up, Legos!


CONAN Highlight: Conan is tired of scowly Legos and decides to turn those minifigs' frowns upside down.

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