May 2013 News

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Spring Sale, Bandai, FansProject, ToyWorld, Power Rangers, Star Wars, Hot Toys Joker, Castle Grayskull at Big Bad Toy Store

Big Bad Toy Store

May 8, 2013 - (Sponsor Announcement) - Online retailer has several items of interest to collectors:


We are having a spring sale with reduced prices on some of our overstocked products, including Transformers, Batman, Marvel Universe, Marvel Legends, Star Wars and more. Check out the reduced pricing on the list and start saving! The list includes 80 featured sale items, plus over 3000 additional items, so there is something for everyone.



K'NEX Announces Family Guy Sets

K'NEX® BRANDS & Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products Announce Family Guy™ Partnership

Officially-Licensed Building Sets by K'NEX Will Allow Fans to Build Their Favorite "Family Guy" Characters

Hatfield, PA, May 2013 - K'NEX Brands, the only US construction toy company focused on Building Worlds Kids Love ®, is pleased to announce its partnership with Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products to create an exciting new line of building toys inspired by the popular animated comedy series, Family Guy!

The partnership combines the award-winning K'NEX building system with the most iconic characters and elements from Family Guy, including Peter, Stewie, Brian, the Griffin Family station wagon, Stewie's time machine and more, bringing them from the television screen to the construction aisle for the first time.

Funko Muppets Wacky Wobblers


May 2013 - Funko has announced new Wacky Wobblers based on The Muppets.

Expect to see Kermit, Miss Piggy, Animal, Fozzie Bear, and Dr. Teeth in stores around June 20th.





Funko POP! Children's Hospital


May 2013 - Funko has announced a new POP! vinyl figure based on Children's Hospital.

Expect to see Dr. Blake Downs in stores around May 23rd.

Funko POP! Marvel: Red Hulk


May 2013 - Funko has announced a new POP! vinyl figure based on the Red Hulk.

Expect to see him in stores around May 23rd.

Star Trek Select Line Gets Packaging Shots

Diamond Select Toys

Star Trek Select Line Gets Packaging Shots!

May 2013 - The Star Trek Select line is almost upon us! The new series will feature the first new 7" Star Trek figures to come out of Diamond Select Toys in quite some time, and we're pretty excited about it. With detailed sculpting by Patrick Piggott, each figure comes with multiple interchangeable parts and a deluxe diorama base, as well as a second, non-poseable figure to interact with! And now we have packaging pics!

Diamond Select Toys

Mr. Spock is captured as he appears in the classic episode "Devil in the Dark," with a cave diorama and a Horta alien -- the first Horta toy ever made! Spock himself will have interchangeable legs for standing or crouching poses, and interchangeable hands to hold a phaser or tricorder or establish a mental link with the Horta. He even comes with an alternate grimacing head!

Spanky Stokes STROLL T-Shirt from outsmART originals

Spanky Stokes STROLL T-Shirt from outsmART originals

May 2013 - outsmART originals is stoked! Stoked to be working with, awarded DTA's 2012 Best Blog, for the next t-shirt release.

The design is based on the Stroll Mascot, where a few months ago on Instagram, numerous artists began drawing and submitting their concepts of the 'Stroll' character. Many versions were submitted from artists across the globe and each a unique and fresh take on the character. Jake Gillispie at Grindhouse submitted this design as a work in progress added additional updates as the design progressed. Since then, the design has been recreated as prints and stickers and now, as this unique collaboration, it will be released as an EPIC outsmART originals t-shirt!

LEGO Art Exhibit in New York City

THE ART OF THE BRICK® is coming to New York's Times Square! Tickets Now on Sale!

The largest display of LEGO® art ever assembled is set to unveil at Discovery Times Square on June 14th with brand-new, never-before-seen masterpieces

NEW YORK, May 6, 2013 -- THE ART OF THE BRICK®, a captivating exhibition of intriguing works of art made exclusively from one of the most recognizable toys in the world, LEGO®, is set to make its debut in New York City at Discovery Times Square (226 West 44th Street) on June 14, 2013, with tickets now on sale.

The critically acclaimed collection of creative and inspiring art constructed using only LEGO® toy bricks by renowned contemporary artist Nathan Sawaya is coming to New York after enjoying record-breaking runs to sold-out crowds in Singapore, Taiwan and Australia.

Dark Horse FCBD Comics Available Through Dark Horse Digital


MAY 6, 2013, MILWAUKIE, OR - If you missed out on picking up your Free Comic Book Day comics at your local comic-book store, you can get them from Dark Horse Digital for a limited time!

Both Mass Effect/Killjoys/R.I.P.D. and Star Wars/Captain Midnight/Avatar: The Last Airbender will be available for free download through Dark Horse Digital starting today.

Dark Horse Digital is available through all modern web browsers and features cloud storage in both the Google Play and Apple Store apps.

'Still Plays With Toys' T-Shirt from outsmART originals

'Still Plays With Toys' T-Shirt from outsmART originals

May 2013 - As nod to its past, the blockheads at outsmART originals are offering up this 'straight to the point' t-shirt for the brick lover in everyone. Now available for immediate shipping, this 'discharge' printed ultra cotton tee has that classic fit and light feel for the spring / summer convention season, allowing you to let everyone know what's up.

As a bonus, this newly released t-shirt can be picked up along with other Artist Collection tees during the outsmART originals MAY THE 4TH ONE BE FREE SALE where customers can purchase any 3 tees and get a four one FREE (off equal or lesser value). The sale is available on all in stock and preorder items, so its a good time to check out what Artists Collection shirts are still available while getting a jump on some upcoming new releases.

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