December 2013 News

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Coupon: 20% Off One Item at Toys'R'Us

December 3, 2013 - Toys'R'Us has sent out an email with a link to an in-store coupon you can print to get 20% off of one regular-priced item. The coupon is good through December 5th.

Print the coupon to use in-store (the link goes to a .pdf file). If you prefer to shop online, use code HOLIDAY20 for the 20% off.

Hot Toys, ML, Amazing Spider-Man 2, Capt. America, Transformers, Kotobukiya, Play Arts Kai, SW at Big Bad Toy Store

Big Bad Toy Store

December 3, 2013 - (Sponsor Announcement) - Online retailer has several items of interest to collectors:


More cool new statues from ARH include: Snake and Slave Girl Diorama that is a companion piece to the 21.5" Conan: The Sacrifice Statue. Also see Minotaurus and Ares: The God of War plus a variety of previous releases:


2014 Toy of the Year Awards Finalists

Toy Industry Unveils Nominees for 2014 Toy of the Year (TOTY) Awards

Consumers invited to vote for their favorites at - now until January 13, 2014

NEW YORK, Nov. 25, 2013 -- The Toy Industry Association (TIA) announced today the 84 toy, game and property finalists for the prestigious 2014 Toy of the Year Awards (TOTY). The annual awards program is sponsored by the toy industry itself to recognize the top toys available across 12 categories -- from e-Connected and Activity to Educational and Outdoor toys. Because the finalists have been nominated from within the industry and winners are selected by a combined vote of toy manufacturers, retailers, media and consumers, the TOTY Awards are known as the "Oscars" of the industry.

WATCH Announces 2013 Top 10 Worst Toys List

December 2013 - Every year, the World Against Toys Causing Harm (WATCH) group issues a "Top Ten Worst Toys" list to aid parents and other gift-givers in shopping for holiday toys for children.

The Worst 10 for 2013 are:

  • Army Force Automatic Rifle
  • Big Rock & Roll Ball Pit
  • Max Steel Interactive Steel With Turbo Sword
  • Disney Princess Backpack Fishing Kit
  • Black Widow Folding Slingshot
  • Little Drummer
  • Boomerang "Throw & Catch"
  • Disney Baby Snow White
  • Nerf N-Strike Jolt Blaster
  • The Spooner

Be sure to visit WATCH's official 2013 slideshow to read more details about why each toy was included on the list.

Outsmart Originals - Cyber Monday Sale - Save Up To 50%

Outsmart Originals - Cyber Monday Sale - Save Up To 50%

December 2013 - Continuing the holiday sale with big savings for CYBER MONDAY - Outsmart Originals is offering t-shirts as low as $9.99 and savings of up to 50% on some of the biggest names in the designer art toy world.

Get the gear you need by Jon-Paul Kaiser, Carson Catlin, Frank Kozik, Scott Tolleson, Sergio Mancini, JC Rivera, Oliver Hibert, L'amour Supreme, Kris Dufler, Forces of Dorkness, Evoker, Igor Ventura, Zukie, MCA, Ryan Holt, Pocket Wookie, DGPH, Emilio Garcia, RSIN, Allen Wen, Sekure D, Fuller Designs, Bryan Lopez and many more.

Orders over $50.00 will automatically get a bonus holiday item - a $10.00 value...

... and domestic orders over $100 will receive FREE SHIPPING!

Only at

Quarriors Coming to an iPad Near You

Quarriors! - The Game of Dice-Rolling, Monster Mayhem for iPad® - Coming Soon

December 2013 - Are you ready for something completely different to feed your iPad® gaming addiction?

Get ready for Quarriors!, the dice-rolling "deck-building" game coming to the App Store this December.

In Quarriors!, you'll be collecting and rolling dice as your monstrous minions of battle! Each die represents a fantastical creature or hero, with their own attacks, defenses, special powers and an awesome avatar. Death Dealers, Quake Dragons, Warriors of the Quay and much more will round out your dice bag of magical and mighty battlers!

Don't miss the recently released trailer at!

Save 15% at the UglyDoll Store

December 2013 - UglyDoll is having an online promotion good through December 15th... use code Holiday15 to save 15% at their web site.

Hats and watches have their own code, good for 20% off: HW20.

New Marvel Legends - Amazing Spider-Man & Winter Soldier at Big Bad Toy Store

Big Bad Toy Store

December 1, 2013 - (Sponsor Announcement) - Online retailer has several items of interest to collectors:

We've just received information on several exciting new waves of Marvel Legends Figures from Hasbro!

Amazing Spider-Man 2 with Green Goblin BAF

Captain America The Winter Soldier with Mandroid BAF

Please note that Hasbro has increased wholesale & retail pricing on the 6" Marvel Legends figures. The new MSRP is around ~$20 each.

Please note that the Spider-Man wave includes all pieces needed to build Green Goblin, but the Captain America wave does NOT contain all the pieces needed to form Mandroid. A second wave of Captain America Marvel Legends will be announced later in the year and this wave will contain the remaining Mandroid pieces.

Black Friday, Transformers, DC Play Arts Kai, Diablo III, Aliens, Star Wars Black, Marvel, DBZ at Big Bad Toy Store

Big Bad Toy Store

December 1, 2013 - (Sponsor Announcement) - Online retailer has several items of interest to collectors:


This version of Scorponok stands even taller than the recent Fortress Maximus reissue. He comes with a movable visor, a shield and a large cannon, and is listed at $549.99. Note that it appears this figure does not transform.

Two more Justice League members will soon be available as a part of this line of reimagined super heroes. Aquaman comes with his trident and water effects while Cyborg will presumably include alternate parts; each figure is currently listed at $89.99.


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