April 2013 News

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Enterbay 1/6 Michael Jordan - #23 Red Jersey at Big Bad Toy Store

Big Bad Toy Store

April 20, 2013 - (Sponsor Announcement) - Online retailer BigBadToyStore.com has several items of interest to collectors:

Just a quick note to let you know we have opened preorders on the highly anticipated Michael Jordan #23 Road / Red Jersey. We've listed at the official Enterbay MSRP of $259.99 - check it out here:



Marvel NOW Minimates

Marvel Minimates are In the Now With Two Marvel NOW Assortments!

April 2013 - As if the Marvel Universe couldn't get more exciting than it was, the universe-wide reshuffling known as Marvel NOW has made things even cooler in the MU! Not only are we seeing team-ups we've never seen before, we're seeing brand-new looks for some of the universe's biggest heroes. And Diamond Select is bringing those looks to the Marvel Minimates line!

Diamond Select Toys

Series 51, which is exclusive to comic shops and specialty stores, will include the following two-packs:

- Superior Spider-Man and Nova (Sam Alexander)
- Shanna the She-Devil and a Reaper
- Nick Fury Jr. with Heavy SHIELD Agent (includes Commander Rogers parts)
- Maria Hill with Heavy SHIELD Agent (rare variant)

Diamond Select Toys

Dark Horse Announces C2E2 2013 Schedule


APRIL 19, MILWAUKIE, OR - Dark Horse Comics is headed to Chicago's fastest growing pop culture event - Chicago Comics & Entertainment Expo!

Join us for signings at booth #801! Free comics and/or prints with each signing while supplies last.

Please note that lines may be capped or tickets issued for any signing as needed. Inquire about your favorite signings as early as possible. Some restrictions apply. All events are subject to change.

Comics, books, and collectibles will be available for purchase from Dark Horse or your favorite retailer.



12:00 p.m. AMALA'S BLADE signing with Steve Horton
Free 8" x 10" print featuring art by Michael Dialynas

1:00 p.m. BATTLEPUG and THE ANSWER! signing with Mike Norton
Free copy of The Answer! #1

2:00 p.m. HUSBANDS signing with Jane Espenson and Brad Bell
Free 5.5" x 8.5" print featuring art by Ron Chan

3:00 p.m. THE SHAOLIN COWBOY signing with Geof Darrow
Free 11" x 17" print featuring art by Geof Darrow

Wikia Partners with C2E2


Wikia [LIVE] Interactive Series To Be Featured At Annual Pop Culture Event

San Francisco - April 19, 2013 - www.Wikia.com, the world's leading collaborative media company and home to many of the Web's largest social communities, announced today that it has partnered with C2E2, the annual comic and entertainment extravaganza which takes place every Spring in Chicago and is organized by ReedPOP, the leading producer of pop culture events around the world. The partnership is designed to integrate Wikia's powerful community of entertainment experts into the industry's leading events through Wikia [LIVE]. The live, interactive series will consist of a variety of programs that weave in the site's popular hubs: Video Games, Entertainment and Lifestyle.

Man of Steel, Koto, DC, TF, Batman at Big Bad Toy Store

Big Bad Toy Store

April 19, 2013 - (Sponsor Announcement) - Online retailer BigBadToyStore.com has several items of interest to collectors:

Hi - here is an update on some new preorders we have just listed:

Man of Steel Play Arts Kai - Superman

Man of Steel Play Arts Kai - General Zod

Kotobukiya Man of Steel 1/6 Scale ArtFX Statue - Superman

Iron Man War Machine 1/6 Scale ArtFX Statue

Catwoman New 52 Version 1/10 Scale ArtFX+ Statue

1/6 Scale Men In Black III - Agent K (1969)

Funko POP! Masters of the Universe


April 2013 - Funko has announced a batch of POP! vinyl figures based on Masters of the Universe.

Expect to see He-Man, She-Ra, Hordak, Skeletor, and Spikor in stores around May 21st.





Hasbro-themed Jewelry: My Little Pony, Scrabble, Candy Land

candy land

Hasbro Plays Serious with World Trade Jewelers

Colorful and Iconic Jewelry Designs Soon to Debut to the Jewelry Industry

NEW YORK -- April 16, 2013 -- World Trade Jewelers is pleased to announce their collaboration with Hasbro, Inc. to create and distribute jewelry designs expertly replicating select Hasbro related themes. These jewelry designs will be offered through a network of over 10,000 brick and mortar retail partners and associated e-commerce sites.

Known for their creation and ever gaining popularity of Hershey's Kiss® pendants, bracelets, earrings and rings, World Trade Jeweler's also recently launched Sweethearts® Jewelry, fashioned from America's best sold Valentine's Day candy. Now, their portfolio of iconic and private label brands has expanded into entertainment themes.

Hasbro Invites You to Create New Transformers Character

Hasbro Invites Kids and Fans to Create New TRANSFORMERS Character

Opening Globally Today, the "Fan Built Bot" Poll Kicks-Off Celebration of the Iconic Brand's 30th Anniversary by Allowing Fans to Create New TRANSFORMERS Character

PAWTUCKET, R.I. -- April 18, 2013 -- For the first time in history, the Hasbro, Inc. TRANSFORMERS brand is inviting fans of all ages around the globe to help create a new TRANSFORMERS character that will be forever added to the TRANSFORMERS world. In anticipation of the TRANSFORMERS' brand 30th anniversary in 2014, the "Fan Built Bot" Poll kicks off today, and will run through May 5th on http://TRANSFORMERS.com/vote. Hasbro invites fans to vote daily to shape this new TRANSFORMERS character. The new character will be made into an action figure featured in the "Thrilling 30" line of toys to celebrate the anniversary.

Fiammetta Launches Stork Babies

Tiny Dolls, Big Fun!

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, April 12, 2013 -- Tiny dolls, big fun. "Stork Babies" have just been released! The Fiammetta Toy Company have just launched their first product, Stork Babies, and they are selling like HOT CAKES! They are currently in 85 stores in North America (see link for stores) (http://mystorkbabies.com/pages/store-locator).

"Stork Babies" are mini (7.5 cm) adorable colorful bean dolls that have been uniquely designed by children! Children are the creative juice behind this company. Can you believe it?

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Mobile App

Nickelodeon Launches First Global Mobile App Inspired By Wildly Popular Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Rooftop Run Available Today, Exclusively for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch Devices

NEW YORK, April 18, 2012 -- Today Nickelodeon launches Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Rooftop Run, the network's first worldwide mobile app, available in more than 150 countries and eight languages. Join Leonardo, Raphael, Donatello and Michelangelo in this endless runner ninja combat game, where players run, jump and fight their way across the rooftops of New York in an attempt to save the city from the invading Kraang and ultimate destruction. Available for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Rooftop Run features full 3D characters and environments based on the CG-animated series. The app is available today for $1.99.

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