January 2013 News

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GameStop Announces Exclusive Skylanders Giants Offers

GameStop Announces Exclusive Skylanders Giants™ Offers

January 2013 - GameStop, the world's largest multichannel retailer of video games, has exclusive offers to further enhance your Skylanders Giants™ experience. The Scorpion Striker Battle Pack is available now for purchase at GameStop a full month before it's available at other retailers.

This new battle pack retails for $24.99 and features:

  • Series 2 Zap character
  • Hot Dog character
  • In-game Catapult item
  • Three trading cards
  • Three sticker sheets with secret codes

Customers can also get one of four free Skylanders Giants Sidekick characters when they purchase $29.99 or more of Skylanders Giants characters or packs from GameStop from Jan. 16 through Jan. 31. This offer is only available at GameStop while supplies last.

With Skylanders Giants, players can take their favorite characters to new heights as ancient giants join the Skylanders in battling against a dark new threat. Customers can purchase the Scorpion Striker Battle Pack while supplies last at GameStop stores nationwide or online at http://www.GameStop.com.

Hasbro Iron Man 3, Takara Transformers, Toyworld Hardbone & Aurora at Big Bad Toy Store

Big Bad Toy Store

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

Hi - we've just listed over 30 new preorders for cases, sets and singles of a wide variety of new Hasbro Iron Man 3 movie product. No images yet, but we expect to receive them on 1/23. There are many types of items including Marvel Legends, 3.75" figures & More


A few more cool new items just listed!

ToyWorld - TF-H01 - Hardbone transforming figure

Takara Fall of Cybertron - TG-19 Grimlock

Takara TG20 - Ratbat - Fall of Cybertron

ToyWorld TW-T02 Aurora - Gestalt Part 2

New Hasbro Transformers at Big Bad Toy Store

Big Bad Toy Store

January 10, 2013 - (Sponsor Announcement) - Online retailer BigBadToyStore.com has several items of interest to collectors:

Hi - some more cool new preorders listed today:

Hasbro Transformers Prime - Beast Hunters Wave 02 & Generations Legends Wave 02

Power Rangers Megaforce - 50 new preorders

Cobra the Space Pirate - Max Factory Figma

Executive Replicas Statues & Busts

BBTS Exclusive - Mortal Kombat Sonya Blade Statue - LE200


Casting Call: Toy Experts for Game Show

January 2013 - There aren't many television shows that feature toys, so it's always exciting when we hear about casting calls that involve toys in any way, such as this one:

Hey! I wanted to let you know about a new game show for which we're seeking the country's most remarkable minds on the subject of TOYS! Prime-time, major network, major cash prize! We are looking for the few remarkable individuals who know the absolute most about this topic.

Email me if you or anyone you know might be interested: [email protected].

DST On Sale January 9: Walking Dead Silicone Tray and Expendables 2 Action Figures

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On Sale This Week: Walking Dead Silicone Tray and Expendables 2 Action Figures

January 9, 2013 - It's New Toy Day, and new products are making their way to comic shops and specialty stores from Diamond Select Toys! One is their Walking Dead Silicone Tray, where you can cast up your own body parts and eat them, and the other is the heavily armed first series of DST's Expendables 2 Action Figures! Neither is for the faint of heart!

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Walking Dead Silicone Tray

HeroClix Online Previews Amazing Spider-Man Comic Figures Ahead of Physical Launch


Hillside, NJ - January 8, 2013 - Players, fans and collectors need not wait for the physical HeroClix Amazing Spider-Man set release next month to check out some of the latest figures to join the realm! HeroClix Online today announced a preview, making four famed figures from the collection - straight from the pages of the long running comic Amazing Spider-Man - available in the digital game beginning this week.

The HeroClix Online preview includes Marvel characters Spider-Man, Zuvembie, Blade and Lizard. Each figure will be available for one week only as a new figure is introduced.

Full HeroClix Online Amazing Spider-Man comic-based preview schedule:

Jan. 10-16: Spider-Man
Jan. 17-23: Zuvembie
Jan. 24-30: Blade
Jan. 31-Feb.6: Lizard

The physical HeroClix Amazing Spider-Man set will hit store shelves next month.

For more information on HeroClix Online, visit http://hco.heroclix.com/.

Jason Chalker x outsmART originals Present BOBA FINK

Jason Chalker x outsmART originals present BOBA FINK

Jason Chalker x outsmART originals present BOBA FINK

January 2013 - an outsmART originals release.

It's 2013 and time to shift into overdrive with one of the universe's most feared and revved up hunters in hot rod history – Boba Fink! Created by pop culture visionary, Jason Chalker of Manly Art, this motor monstrosity is outsmART originals' sixth t-shirt release. Screen-printed on classic fitting tees (to avoid that 'clingy' carbonite encased feeling) and available in a wide array of sizes for both men and women, Boba Fink is just $25.00 and will be shipping worldwide in early February. As a bonus, Jason has graciously offered the original 16"x12" inked drawing on 140lb Canson Montval Watercolor paper as an incentive to purchasing his new tee. Customers who purchase a Boba Fink t-shirt will automatically be entered into a random drawing to win this original print – what a substantial reward!

Half-Life Gravity Gun, Poison Ivy/Harley Quinn Play Arts Kai, Bandai Tamashii, Movie Replicas, TF, LotR at Big Bad Toy Store

Big Bad Toy Store

January 9, 2013 - (Sponsor Announcement) - Online retailer BigBadToyStore.com has several items of interest to collectors:


The Zero Point Energy Field Manipulator from the Half-Life game series (also known as the gravity Gun) will be the next replica from NECA. This full-size model measures almost 2' long and features lights and sounds from the game. This piece is only available from certain retailers, and is priced at $149.99. Be sure to get your order in before they are gone.

Square Enix has announced three more figures from the Play Arts Kai line. Batman: Arkham City adds Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy, which are listed at $64.99 each. Medal of Honor: Warfighter gets its first figure, Preacher, who is listed at $79.99.

LEGO Batman & Harry Potter Games on G-Cluster

G-cluster Continues to Build its Cloud Gaming Catalog with LEGO® Batman™ and LEGO® Harry Potter™ Titles from Warner Bros.

TOKYO, ESPOO, Finland, PARIS and BURBANK, Calif., Jan. 9, 2013 -- G-cluster announced today the launch of Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment premium games on its cloud gaming platform.

The four Warner Bros. Games that launched for the first time to G-cluster's European operator customers in December are LEGO® Batman™ The Videogame, LEGO® Batman™ 2: DC Super Heroes, LEGO® Harry Potter: Years 1-4 and LEGO® Harry Potter : Years 5-7. The games are initially available via IPTV, with versions for Windows PC, Mac, tablets and smartphones to follow.

With these new additions, the G-cluster catalog now totals more than 105 live titles and 200 licensed games from 30 game studios.

G-cluster's fully-featured white label service offers operators the most deployed cloud gaming platform that allows users to play across the TV and multiple mobile devices.

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