July 2013 News

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VIZ Media's SDCC 2013 Schedule



VIZ Media Showcases Digital Manga, WEEKLY SHONEN JUMP, And Neon Alley Anime Channel, And Offers Collectable Giveaways, Fun Booth Activities, Panel Discussions And Much More At The Nation's Largest Comics And Pop Culture Convention

San Francisco, CA, July 15, 2013 - VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), the largest distributor and licensor of anime and manga in North America, prepares to delight legions of anime, manga (graphic novel), and pop culture fans at the 2013 Comic-Con International as it announces a wide array of special events, unique giveaways, informative panel discussions, and other fun activities and convention exclusives.

Comic-Con International is the nation's biggest comic book, science fiction and pop culture event, and takes place July 18th-21st at the San Diego Convention Center, in San Diego, CA. VIZ Media will be located in Booth 2819. Complete details on Comic-Con are available at: www.comic-con.org.

Monopoly: Skylanders Available Now

July 2013 - USAopoly has teamed with Hasbro and Activision to release Monopoly: Skylanders...


The Skylanders™ Monopoly® board game combines the classic risk-taking and deal-making of Monopoly gameplay with the fun and excitement of the Skylanders™ world as players vie for control of the most coveted real estate in Skylands. Produced by USAopoly, under license from Hasbro, and in conjunction with Activision, this cherished board game with a Skylanders twist allows fans to buy, sell and trade 22 newly discovered Skylands locations and rule supreme.

Players buy, sell and trade the likes of Stealth Elf's Ninja Dojo, Trigger Happy's Bank Vault, and Spyro's Chompy Diner while steering clear of Auric's Traveling Store Taxes and Persephone's Gem Shop Tax as they battle for Thumpback's Thundering Tide Pool and Zap's Lightning Race Track (prime properties traditionally occupied by Boardwalk and Park Place).

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Uglydoll's Hello Kitty Collection At SDCC

July 2013 -- Pretty Ugly has teased some of their 2013 San Diego Comic-Con International convention exclusives with this image. It looks like a lot of goodies featuring their Uglydoll crossover with Hello Kitty!

Gothitropolis Ravens Kickstarter Fully Funded


July 2013 - Because of the tremendous response by action figure fans worldwide, the Four Horsemen Studios' Gothitropolis Ravens Kickstarter campaign became fully funded at $65,000.00 in less than 57 hours!!

From Jim, Eric and Cornboy – "We just want to send out our most heartfelt thanks to all of the action figure fans that have supported this project from all over the planet. A very special thanks goes out to all of the FANtastic FANatics (you know who you are) for all of the support and patience you've shown to us over the years. Without all of you being there to give us a kick in the pants when we've stumbled, we would've never have been able to pull this off, especially in such an incredibly short timespan. You guys did it! You helped to bring our vision to life from the very first vote in the FANtastic Exclusive project years ago all the way up to pushing this Kickstarter campaign across the finish line in an AMAZING amount of time! We can't begin to thank you enough! THANKS!!"

Platinum Grimlock vs Bruticus, Ultra Magnus, New Hasbro Marvel, Star Wars at Big Bad Toy Store

Big Bad Toy Store

July 15, 2013 - (Sponsor Announcement) - Online retailer BigBadToyStore.com has several items of interest to collectors:

Hi - We are proud to announce two more BBTS Shared Exclusives!

BBTS Shared Exclusive - Platinum Edition - Grimlock vs. Bruticus. Each figure has been repainted, Bruticus features paint similar to the hard to find 2012 SDCC exclusive version. This set comes in a very nice Platinum Edition box and is priced at $99.99 = Arriving within a week!

BBTS Shared Exclusive - Platinum Edition - Weaponizer Ultra Magnus with Forge of Solus Prime - $49.99 - In Stock Now!


Generations Deluxe 2013 Wave 04 - Hoist & Thundercracker Wave

Marvel 3.75" Figures - 2013 Series 03 - includes

Dark Knight Joker POP! Vinyl & Wacky Wobblers


July 2013 - Funko has announced four new items based on Heath Ledger as the Joker from The Dark Knight.

All four figures are due in stores around August 15th.

The POP! Vinyl figures are the Joker and the Joker in Bank Robber disguise.

The Wacky Wobblers are again the regular Joker and the Joker in Bank Robber disguise. The regular Joker figure talks, with these sound clips:

  • "And here we go."
  • "Let's put a smile on that face."
  • "How about a magic trick?"
  • "Why so serious?"
  • "Oohahahaha"




2013 Comic-Con Exclusives Lists

July 2013 - The 2013 Comic-Con International convention in San Diego will be July 18-21. Preview Night is July 17th. So much toy and action figure shopping to do, so many lines to stand in! How do you decide what to buy?

The official Comic-Con web site has a page for the exclusives that are available this year.

Also, our pal Matt over at AwesomeToyBlog.com has an extensive listing of of the toy and action figure exclusives.

DST Announces Panels for Comic-Con International

Diamond Select Toys Announces Panels for Comic-Con International!

July 2013 - Diamond Select is coming back to Comic-Con International this year, and while we've already told you about the exclusives and the exhibits and all that, we haven't told you about the panels! Check your busy schedules on Saturday and Sunday, because DST has not one, but TWO panels planned, one all about Minimates and the other all about... well, everything else!

Diamond Select Toys

Saturday, 7/20/13, 1:30-2:30, Room 8
Marvel Minimates: 50 Series of Awesomeness!

Four Horsemen's Gothitropolis Ravens Kickstarter Over 50% Funded in Less Than 24 Hours


July 2013 - We went live with our Gothitropolis Ravens Kickstarter Friday morning at 12am and thanks to the tremendous support by all of the action figure fans out there we actually reached 50% of our $64,000.00 base goal in under 24 hours!! At the time of this writing we're nearing 75% fuly funded at $44,544.00! We NEVER expected things to go that well with this project that quickly and we want to take this opportunity to thank ALL of you from the bottom of our hearts for giving us the support and inspiration (not to mention the money) to finally bring the Gothitropolis Ravens to life!

Duck Dynasty POP! Vinyl & Wacky Wobblers


July 2013 - Funko has announced eight new items based on the Duck Dynasty tv show!

The four POP! Vinyl figures (Willie, Jase, Phil, and Uncle Si) are due in stores around August 22nd.

The four Wacky Wobblers (again Willie, Jase, Phil, and Uncle Si) are due in stores around August 29th. To make them even more fun, the Wobblers talk. Their sound clips are as follows:

Willie says:

  • "Let me tell you about redneck logic... Just blow it up! He's gonna be so enamored with the fire, whoo, he'll forget all about what he's losing."
  • "I didn't get the sophisticated gene in this family, I started the sophisticated gene."
  • "Boom! That's what I'm talking about!"
  • "Ain't no shame in that game."
  • I'm about to go crazy redneck up in here. Yee-haw!"

Jase says:

  • "Redneck rule number one, most things can be fixed with extension cords and duct tape."
  • "RV to us stands for Redneck Vacation."
  • "In the south, road kill is a rednecks paycheck."

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