June 2012 News

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MGA Announces Bratzillaz Dolls

MGA Announces Novi Stars

Behold The Magical Powers of ... Bratzillaz™

The Bewitching Glam Cousins of the Bratz® Conjure Up Magical Fun in 2012!

LAS VEGAS, June 13, 2012 -- International Licensing Expo -- Award-winning toy manufacturer MGA Entertainment extends 'best witches' to all who love fantasy play with the summer debut of Bratzillaz™, an all-new line of charmed fashion dolls who possess extraordinary magical powers. The enchanted good witch cousins of the popular Bratz®, Bratzillaz™ takes girls on a supernatural flight of imagination and discovery to reveal their own inner secrets and special powers, including the ability to communicate with animals, fly through the air, see into the future and find true love. Designed to encourage a girl's imagination to dream big, the powers of Bratzillaz™ will magically appear in retail toy aisles and young girls' hearts in July 2012.

Prepare to be transported to a mesmerizing world where magic meets glam as MGA Entertainment invites you to meet Bratzillaz™:

Cut the Rope Toys from Round 5

Round 5 Corporation Secures Exclusive Toy License From ZeptoLab® For Award-Winning Video Game Franchise Cut The Rope®

MARKHAM, Ontario, June 13, 2012 -- Canadian toy manufacturer Round 5 Corporation (Round 5) in partnership with licensing agents Studio Licensing Inc and Established Brands Inc., announces multi-year exclusive licensing agreement to manufacture and produce certain categories of toys under the popular Cut The Rope brand.

Round 5 will have exclusive rights to manufacture and produce various leading toy categories including figures, plush, and playsets that will reflect the dynamic versatility of the brand and its loveable star, Om Nom®, with distribution across North America, Brazil, Southeast Asia, and East Asia. Products will be available in most major retail outlets starting Spring 2013, while a select group of products will ship to major department stores and specialty boutiques around the world in time for Holiday 2012.

Warner Bros. Licensing Show Summary

Warner Bros. Consumer Products Lights Up Licensing International Expo 2012 With Major Content Support For Entertainment Licensing Portfolio

Man of Steel and the Two Films Based on The Hobbit Ignite Film Merchandising Opportunities

BURBANK, Calif., June 12, 2012 -- With an impressive marquee line-up - anchored by three tent-pole films, and highlighted by pop-classic favorites, diverse animated fare and the global expansion of its themed entertainment business - Warner Bros. Consumer Products (WBCP) brings unmatched content support to this year's Licensing International Expo, offering a rich portfolio of entertainment properties for fans around the world. A powerhouse roster of partners and a myriad of programs will help drive the company's licensing, merchandising and retail business in 2012 and beyond.

MGA Announces Novi Stars

MGA Announces Novi Stars

MGA Entertainment in Partnership with Justice Reveals Stellar New Brand Novi Stars™

Earth Landing: August 2012

LAS VEGAS, June 13, 2012 -- International Licensing Expo -- What on Earth is Going On?! Award-winning toy manufacturer MGA Entertainment, makers of the hit toy franchises Bratz®, Lalaloopsy™ and Little Tikes®, in partnership with Justice, the hottest destination for tween apparel, accessories and lifestyle products, announces the terrestrial landing of Novi Stars™. Available at Justice stores and major retailers beginning August 2012, Novi Stars™ is a new girls property and cosmic branded entertainment that combines outrageous, other-worldly adventure with cutting edge toy features never before seen in doll play. Filled with rich relatable storylines and humorous character content, the Novi Stars™ are on a galactic mission to meet new friends, try new things and find out what on Earth is going on?!

Prometheus, Robotech Beta Fighter, Spy Monkey, DC, MTT at Big Bad Toy Store

Big Bad Toy Store

June 13, 2012 - (Sponsor Announcement) - Online retailer BigBadToyStore.com has several items of interest to collectors:

Hi - Here is a quick update from http://www.bigbadtoystore.com about more cool new preorders as well as some nice new arrivals.


The latest month's worth of DC Direct items includes New 52 Superman and Starfire busts at $59.99 each ($10 off the MSRP), a Cover Girls Catwoman Statue from the New 52 ($84.99 - $15 off the MSRP), Ame-Comi Harley Quinn Version 02 and Brainiac at $59.99 each ($10 off MSRP each), Batman Black and White Statues of Batman ($69.99) and Bane ($84.99) done in the style of Kelley Jones, a Dark Knight Rises Bane Winter Battle Bust at $69.99 ($10 off MSRP) and the Batman Arkham Titan Joker Action Figure at $59.99, $13 of the MSRP.


DST On Sale June 12: The Amazing Spider-Man Marvel Select Figure

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In Stores Today: The Amazing Spider-Man Marvel Select Figure

June 12, 2012 - Last week, comic shops and specialty stores across North America got in their deliveries of the Marvel Select Lizard figure from the upcoming "Amazing Spider-Man" movie. Well, in hot pursuit is Spidey himself, who arrives in shops this week with a cool, wall-mountable display base! Packaged in the same displayable Select packaging as his scaly foe, Spider-Man stands about 6.5 inches tall with 16 points of articulation for a variety of action poses. He even comes with two sets of gloves -- fists and web-shooting hands! Pick up both figures today, and find your nearest comic book shop at Comicshoplocator.com!

K'NEX® Announces "Roller Coaster Week" Contest

K'NEX® Announces Its First Ever "Roller Coaster Week" Contest

Grand Prize Winner will Receive A Son Of Serpent Coaster!

Hatfield, PA, June 11, 2012 – K'NEX, the only US construction toy company focused on Building Worlds Kids Love™, is celebrating its 20th Anniversary with the release of its highly anticipated K'NEX Thrill Ride: Son of Serpent Coaster™ with its first ever Roller Coaster week contest!

Starting Monday, June 11, 2012 at noon, through Friday, June 15, 2012, K'NEX fans can log on to http://knex.com, click on the link on the homepage and attempt to solve the roller coaster themed puzzle! If solved correctly, an entry form will appear. Participants may enter once per day per e-mail address. Entries will be placed into a random drawing from which 10 winners will each receive $200! From those 10 winners, one Grand Prize winner will be randomly selected to receive a Son of Serpent Coaster, a $1000 retail value! For rules and official details click here: http://www.knex.com/rollercoasterweek2012/

Eaglemoss: Partworks Collections for LOTR Trilogy & Hobbit Movies


LONDON – June 11, 2012 - Warner Bros. Consumer Products (WBCP) is proud to announce that it has awarded leading partworks producer Eaglemoss the global licensing rights to develop collections based on The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey and The Hobbit: There and Back Again, productions of New Line Cinema and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM). Under the terms of the deal, the licensee also has the rights to develop products based on The Lord of the Rings trilogy.

Eaglemoss has already successfully launched DC Chess and Figurines Collections and now is extending its relationship with WBCP to develop figurine and chess partworks for the two films based on The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings trilogy that will launch in Q4 2012.

BBC Worldwide at Licensing Expo 2012 (Doctor Who)


Featuring key brands Doctor Who, Top Gear, BBC Earth, and Lonely Planet

New York, NY - June 8, 2012 - BBC Worldwide returns to Las Vegas to showcase its continuing strong portfolio of television properties at the Licensing Expo 2012. The commercial arm of the BBC will be seeking new partners for key brands like Doctor Who, Top Gear, BBC Earth, Lonely Planet and more, as they continue to expand internationally.


The international iconic brand and television hit Doctor Who is the longest-running sci-fi series in the world and continues to earn critical acclaim as BBC AMERICA's highest rated series. From award-winning lead writer and executive producer Steven Moffat (Sherlock, The Adventures of Tintin) and starring Matt Smith as the eleventh Doctor, Doctor Who was the #1 downloaded series on the iTunes store for 2011 in North America and has been featured on NBC's Today Show, CBS's The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson and G4's Attack of the Show.

LEGO Announces Monster Fighters Haunted House

LEGO Monster Fighters Haunted House

LEGO Announces New LEGO Monster Fighters Set

June 2012 - LEGO has sent along pictures and information about a new LEGO Monster Fighters set, the Haunted House:

Coming this September as part of the new LEGO Monster Fighters line, this is the first ever official LEGO Haunted House. Featuring 3 floors of creepy creations and ghastly ghouls, the Haunted House includes details at every turn from the unexpected hidden staircase and attic gramophone to the spider webs and broken floorboards leaving no visitor safe.

Builders beware, this house is home to 6 of the creepiest minifigures available – 2 glow-in-the-dark ghosts, Lord Vampyre, Lord Vampyre's Bride, Monster and Zombie chef and butler. Muahaha.

Other details of the set:

LEGO Monster Fighters, Haunted House
SRP $179.99
Ages 14+, 2,064 pieces

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