November 2013 News

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Superman Pool Cues: Superman Black & Superman Iconic


The first product in an exciting new line of lifestyle products from DC Collectibles highlights the Man of Steel! Produced in partnership with McDermott, the leading manufacturer of billiard and pool cues, each Superman pool cue comes with its own carrying case.

$199.95 US
On Sale May 2014
Allocations May Occur

Batman Black & White Harley Quinn Statue

November 2013 - DC Collectibles - BATMAN BLACK & WHITE HARLEY QUINN STATUE


The fun-loving, psychotic, Arkham Asylum doctor turned-inmate Harley Quinn joins the best-selling Batman Black & White line with this stunning statue designed by the character's co-creator, award-winning animator, artist, and producer, Bruce Timm!

Limited Edition of 5,200
Measures Approximately 7.4" Tall
$79.95 US
On Sale May 2014
Allocations May Occur

My Little Pony Vinyl Collectibles


November 2013 - Funko has announced two new My Little Pony Vinyl Collectible figures - Pinkie Pie and Lyra Heartstrings.

Expect to see these two in stores around December 1st.


My Little Pony POP! Vinyl


November 2013 - Funko has announced three new My Little Pony POP! Vinyl figures - Derpy, DJ PON-3, and Dr. Hooves.

Expect to see this trio in stores around November 21st.



PREVIEWSworld Devour The DEAD Giveaway

November 2013 - Previews is holding a contest to win oodles of goodies based on The Walking Dead.

Enter by November 30th to win board games, POP! vinyl figures, comic books, etc.

Chess & Rubber Duck Added to Toy Hall of Fame

2013 National Toy Hall of Fame Inductees Announced Today:

Chess and Rubber Duck - You're the Ones!

November 7, 2013 - ROCHESTER, New York - One toy stretches our gray matter; the other expands our sense of childhood wonder. The venerable, ancient game of chess joins the splashy toddler bath companion, the rubber duck, as honored toys in the National Toy Hall of Fame at The Strong. The honorees were selected from a field of 12 finalists that included: bubbles, Clue, Fisher-Price Little People, little green army men, Magic 8 Ball, My Little Pony, Nerf toys, Pac-Man, scooter, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. During the National Toy Hall of Fame induction ceremony, held at The Strong in Rochester, New York on November 7, nationally syndicated cartoonist Leigh Rubin (Rubes®) presented two original commemorative cartoons, which he created in honor of the newest toy hall honorees.

Star Wars VII Coming in 2015

November 2013 - Lucasfilm has announced that Star Wars VII will be released in 2015:

Star Wars: Episode VII to Open December 18, 2015

With pre-production in full-swing, a confirmed release date of December 18, 2015, has been set for Lucasfilm's highly anticipated Star Wars: Episode VII.

"We're very excited to share the official 2015 release date for Star Wars: Episode VII, where it will not only anchor the popular holiday filmgoing season but also ensure our extraordinary filmmaking team has the time needed to deliver a sensational picture," said Alan Horn, chairman of The Walt Disney Studios.

Toys'R'Us Toy Channel on YouTube

Premiering the Toys"R"Us Toy Channel -- The Ultimate Destination For Exclusive, Original and Entertaining Toy Programming

Channel Debuts with Fun, Informative Videos of Must-Have Playthings and New Products, Exclusive Content from Toy Experts and Behind-the-Scenes Footage from The World's Greatest Toy Store™

WAYNE, N.J., Nov. 7, 2013 -- Toys"R"Us today announced the debut of the Toys"R"Us Toy Channel, the company's revamped and updated YouTube channel, establishing the go-to destination for exclusive, original and entertaining programming for kids and families on all things toys. The Toys"R"Us Toy Channel,, launches with eight playlists, segregating content by topic to showcase in-demand playthings and new products, interviews with toy industry experts, current commercials from the beloved brand and top toy manufacturers, plus much more. The refreshed channel and content strategy was designed in partnership with The Escape Pod, an award-winning creative agency based in Chicago.

Exclusive Live-Action Marvel on Netflix in 2015

Disney's Marvel and Netflix Join Forces to Develop Historic Four Series Epic plus a Miniseries Event Based on Renowned Marvel Characters

- Landmark Deal Brings Marvel's Flawed Heroes of Hell's Kitchen, led by "Daredevil", to the World's Leading Internet TV Network in 2015

BURBANK, California, Nov. 7, 2013 -- The Walt Disney Co. and Netflix Inc. today announced an unprecedented deal for Marvel TV to bring multiple original series of live-action adventures of four of Marvel's most popular characters exclusively to the world's leading internet TV Network beginning in 2015. This pioneering agreement calls for Marvel to develop four serialised programmes leading to a miniseries programming event.

Toy Recalls for Week of November 4, 2013


November 10, 2013 - Listed below are the toy (and child-related) recalls from this week; these links go to the official announcements on the Consumer Product Safety Commission web site.

- Vans Recalls Boy's Hooded Jackets with Drawstrings Due to Strangulation Hazard

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