May 2013 News

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ToyWorld Brainwave & Trace, GI Joe, Final Fantasy Play Arts at Big Bad Toy Store

Big Bad Toy Store

May 6, 2013 - (Sponsor Announcement) - Online retailer has several items of interest to collectors:

Hi - We've just listed some exciting new preorders at

ToyWorld TW-H02 Brainwave

ToyWorld TW-T03 Trace - Gestalt Part 3

GI Joe 2013 Subscription Figures

Final Fantasy VII - Advent Children - Play Arts Kai - Rufus 8.5" Figure

Final Fantasy VII - Advent Children - Play Arts Kai - Yuffie 9.5" Figure

A Christmas Story - 3 Leg Lamps of Various Sizes

Hugh Jackman Promotes Free Comic Book Day

Hugh Jackman, The Wolverine - Promotes Free Comic Book Day in a Video Greeting

(BALTIMORE, MD) - (May 2, 2013) - Hugh Jackman, the star of the upcoming blockbuster film, The Wolverine, recorded a video to promote the 12th annual Free Comic Book Day, set for Saturday, May 4th, 2013. Free Comic Book Day is an International event where the entire comic book industry works together to raise awareness of comics and local comic book shops. Almost 2,000 comic shops all over the world will give away over 4.6 million comics published specifically for Free Comic Book Day to new and returning customers just for coming to their shops.

Iron Man 3 Minimates to Hit Stores May 8th

Diamond Select Toys

Iron Man 3 Minimates to Hit Stores May 8th! New Product Photos!

May 2013 - The third Iron Man film is finally here, with a star-studded cast of characters and an array of awesome armors. But where can you find a toy line that will allow you to bring home all of the characters and armors in the movie? The Marvel Minimates line, naturally! And the first assortment hits comic shops May 8th!

WizKids/NECA Announce Free Iron Man HeroClix Figure for Free Comic Book Day

WizKids/NECA Announces 2013 Free Comic Book Day Figure: Free Iron Man HeroClix Figure with HeroClix Online Code

May 2013 - WizKids/NECA have announced the 2013 Free Comic Book Day figure - Marvel's Iron Man.

Coinciding with the much-anticipated Marvel's Iron Man 3, in theaters May 3rd, the physical Iron Man FCBD promo figure will hit shelves of local hobby shops May 4, and will be available while supplies last.

Each figure comes with a character card and free code to unlock its digital counterpart in HeroClix Online.

More details available at the Free Comic Book Day web site.

Dark Horse Digital: May The 4th Be With You Sale


A galaxy of Star Wars comics for $30 or $100: reader's choice!

MAY 3, 2013 MILWAUKIE, OR - Dark Horse Comics is joining in on the May the 4th festivities with a very exclusive limited offer to their digital comics readers.

Get blasted into a galaxy far, far away with two amazing May the 4th MegaBundles! One MegaBundle is for devout comics readers, and the other is for the younger Star Wars fan in all of us!

The comic collection places over three thousand pages of Star Wars comics goodness right at your fingertips. It includes some of our most popular Star Wars series, such as Knights of the Old Republic, Blood Ties, Empire, and Dark Times, as well as some of our newest series, such as Dawn of the Jedi, Agent of the Empire, and our smash-hit series simply titled Star Wars, written by comics legend Brian Wood.

May the 4th One Be Free Sale @ outsmART originals

MAY THE 4TH ONE BE FREE SALE @ outsmART originals

MAY THE 4TH ONE BE FREE SALE @ outsmART originals

May 2013 - outsmART originals is currently running its MAY THE 4TH ONE BE FREE SALE, where customers can purchase 3 of our ARTIST COLLECTION t-shirts and get the 4th one absolutely FREE! Sale is being offered on all in stock and pre-order items and runs now though midnight, May 6th, so theres no time to lose to stock up on some great tees by Jon-Paul Kaiser, RSIN, Sergio Mancini, Pocket Wookie, Forces of Dorkness, AW177, Casey Price, JC Rivera, Carson Catlin, Kris Dufler, Emilio Garcia, JFURY and Dave Webb - exclusively at

No discount code needed, simply purchase 3 regularly priced t-shirts then the 4th one is free as an automatic discount (of equal or lesser value) will be applied to your order. Wear it well and may the 4th... well, you know...

Max Factory - Figma Link & Samus, Samus Statue at Big Bad Toy Store

Big Bad Toy Store

May 2, 2013 - (Sponsor Announcement) - Online retailer has several items of interest to collectors:

Exciting News! We've just learned that the three highly sought after Max Factory items that were previously cancelled due to a licensing issue have just been confirmed for a fourth quarter release in the USA!

Preorders are now open for:

Link Figma - $49.99

Samus Figma - $49.99

Other M - Samus Aran Zero Suit Version 1/8 Scale PVC Figure - $99.99

Now In Stock:

Iron Man Legends - Series 01 and 02

Beast Hunters Deluxe Wave 03

Toy Recalls for Week of April 29, 2013


May 2, 2013 - 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.

- Louisville Slugger OneX Fastpitch Softball Bats Recalled by Hillerich & Bradsby Due to Injury Hazard from Breakage

Moshi Monsters Celebrates Fifth Birthday (infographic)

Moshi Monsters

Moshi Monsters Celebrates Fifth Birthday

LONDON, May 1, 2013 --

- 80m registered users worldwide -

- $250m Total gross retail sales to date across all Moshi products -

Global kid's phenomenon Moshi Monsters™ celebrates its fifth birthday with a special party in London this week.

Parent company Mind Candy will be celebrating the five year success of its hero brand, which has reached milestones including, 80 million registered users and a quarter of a billion (USD) total gross retail sales on all Moshi Monsters products sold globally to date. (This is $250m (USD) total gross retail sales across all Moshi Monsters products - including partners. This is not Mind Candy's revenue.)

Moshi Monsters

The first sketch of a Moshi Monster by Michael in a coffee shop in Battersea

Introducing The BACON University

Introducing The BACON University

Introducing The Bacon University, a new division of outsmART originals

May 2013 - The Bacon University is an institution of higher education that provides academic apparel for pork scholars. Covering the full spectrum of studies from Languages, Athletics, to Sciences, The Bacon University offers something for everyone.

Founded in 2013, the university is deeply embedded in the passion of pork and strives to share that passion with other fellow bacon aficionados across the globe. Each ultra cotton shirt is screen printed with the utmost care and made available for both men and women. The first session begins with six new releases, all in stock and available for immediate shipping.

Enroll now and express your field of study with a great new t-shirt from The Bacon University where our motto is, Frixam Cum Superbia (Latin for "Fried with Pride").

Join The Bacon University alumni through our various social media outlets and keep up to date on new releases, products, and daily bacon news:

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