January 2012 News

Feb 10-12: Star Wars 3D Special Events

Star Wars 3D Special Events

Celebrate Star Wars™: Episode I The Phantom Menace As it Returns to Theatres in Spectacular RealD® 3D with Exclusive Activities and Giveaways at AMC® Theatres

AMC Theatres to host special events and Hasbro giveaways during opening weekend, February 10-12

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (January 23, 2012) The first chapter of the Star Wars Saga arrives in theatres for the first time ever in 3D starting February 10, and AMC theatres across the country are celebrating the occasion with plans to make opening weekend one for fans and families to remember!

To mark the return of Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace to theatres, now in immersive 3D, kids, collectors and Star Wars fans of all ages will receive an all-new Hasbro Star Wars Fighter Pod with the purchase of each RealD 3D ticket for Episode I, all weekend long, February 10-12 only at AMC theatres (limit one per ticket, while supplies last).

Hunger Games, E.T., Marvel Minimates, Munsters at Big Bad Toy Store

Big Bad Toy Store

January 21, 2012 - (Sponsor Announcement) - Online retailer BigBadToyStore.com has several items of interest to collectors:

Diamond Select:
Minimates Wave 45 - Avengers
Amazing Spider-Man - Spider-Man & Lizard
Marvel Minimates Fear Itself Set
Iron Man Neon Sign
Marvel vs Capcom Minimates Wave 3
Munsters Eddie & Marilyn 2-Pack
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/list.aspx?list=8609

NECA - E.T. 30th Anniversary Set
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=NEC11807&mode=re...

NECA Hunger Games Figures - Katniss, Peeta, Gale
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=NEC11808&mode=re...

12" Robby the Robot - X-Plus - $149.99
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=XPL10056&mode=re...

Gold Play Arts Master Chief
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=SEP10311&mode=re...

James Bond Replica - Goldeneye - Factory Entertainment

JOElanta Toy Show March 18th

Ladies and Gentlemen! Boys and Girls! Children of all ages!

January 2012 - We are happy to announce the 12th annual JOElanta GI Joe, Action Figure and General Toy Show taking place on Sunday March 18th from 10 am-4pm at the Marriott Century Center, 2000 Century Center Blvd NE, Atlanta, GA 30345

- 1st 100 kids get a FREE TOY!
- Special guests: GI Joe Real American Hero creator Larry Hama, GI Joe artist Tom Feister and members of the Walking Dead cast
- Over 150 tables jam packed with GI Joes, Barbie, Dragon, Marx, Comics, Games, Transformers, Mego, Star Wars, Star Trek, Die Cast, Monster Toys and much more!
- Huge Show Diorama
- Custom figure and vehicle contest open for all to enter to win prizes
- Hourly Door Prizes

Special Commanders Packages available for Saturday Activities to include: Toy Trivia at the Bar, Lobby Swap, Film Festival, Q&A with Larry Hama, Parachute Drop and musical performance by the band Radio Cult. Also included is this year's exclusive show custom flocked figure and uniform set for the Kronos Adventurer (Time Traveler)

DC Entertainment Reveals New Brand Identity

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BURBANK, Calif., Jan. 19, 2012 -- DC Entertainment, a Warner Bros. Entertainment company and home to iconic brands DC Comics, Vertigo and MAD, revealed today a new brand identity. The new identity is reflective of the company's mission to fully realize the value of a rich portfolio of brands, stories and characters, distinguished by incredible breadth and depth across publishing, media and merchandise. A new logo for DC Comics was also introduced, closely aligning with DC Entertainment's new mark.

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Toy Recalls for Week of January 16, 2012

January 19, 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.

Giant Bicycle Recalls Two Models; Forks Can Break Causing Fall Hazard

Hasbro Expands Marvel Super Hero Adventures

Hasbro and Marvel 'Hero Up' in 2012 with Expanded Line Based on 'MARVEL SUPER HERO SQUAD'

Super Hero Adventures, Based On the Hit 'Super Hero Squad' Cartoon Coming to The Hub, Will Debut New Action Figures, Playsets and Plush at New York Toy Fair

PAWTUCKET, R.I. -- January 18, 2012 -- Hasbro, Inc. continues to grow and expand its long-term strategic partnership with Marvel Entertainment, LLC, as the global branded play company announces an expanded line of products in its MARVEL SUPER HERO ADVENTURES line. The MARVEL SUPER HERO ADVENTURES brand, which launched under the PLAYSKOOL banner in Fall 2011 based on the popular MARVEL SUPER HERO SQUAD animated program, will bring new excitement from the MARVEL Super Hero Universe to preschoolers and fans of all ages in 2012.

Scarface, Outer Space Men, Iron Man, DC Direct at Big Bad Toy Store

Big Bad Toy Store
January 18, 2012 - (Sponsor Announcement) - Online retailer BigBadToyStore.com has several new items of interest to collectors:

Hi - Here is a quick update from http://www.bigbadtoystore.com about new
arrivals and a bunch of great new preorders!

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NEW PREORDERS
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HOT TOYS MOVIE MASTERPIECE IRON MAN MARK I VERSION 2.0
Hot Toys' new version of Tony Stark's original armor comes complete with
the ragtag detailing seen in the movie, as well as the flamethrower with
flames Tony used to escape the terrorists. This figure also includes
light-up parts, interchangeable hands, a working missile launcher a figure
base and even a raisable faceplate revealing Tony Stark's head underneath.
We have this new figure listed at $199.99, saving you $20 off of the
MSRP.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=HOT10377&mode=re...

SPY VS. SPY VINYL TWO-PACK

DC Direct Shipping Schedule

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January 2012 - Can't remember which DC Direct products are due in at comic book stores soon? Here's the schedule for the next couple of months. These release dates are the original dates from the original solicitations/ announcements. (Read this other news post to find out why we are no longer able to post the weekly shipping updates.)

After each month's batch of new solicitations, we'll "update" this list and repost it in the news.

January 18, 2012:

DC Comics - The New 52: Justice League Batman Action Figure

DC COMICS - THE NEW 52: JUSTICE LEAGUE BATMAN ACTION FIGURE

January 2012 - DC Direct - DC COMICS - THE NEW 52: JUSTICE LEAGUE BATMAN ACTION FIGURE

6.75" h

DC Comics - The New DC 52 was THE entertainment story of 2011! Now comes the first figure in an ongoing line based on Geoff Johns and Jim Lee's best-selling JUSTICE LEAGUE! Leading the way is the revamped Batman, wearing a unique take on the classic costume as designed by Lee and still putting fear into the heart of criminals everywhere!

Action Figures
On Sale May 2, 2012

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