October 2013 News

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PLAYMOBIL Launches PopStars! Contest

Name That Band: PLAYMOBIL® Launches PopStars! Contest

"Battle of the PLAYMOBIL PopStars!" Gives Fans a Chance to Win Great Prizes

CRANBURY, N.J., Oct. 9, 2013 -- PLAYMOBIL®, a leading toy manufacturer of classic children's playsets and figures for more than 35 years, has launched a new "Battle of the PLAYMOBIL PopStars!" contest to introduce fans to the latest PLAYMOBIL theme and give them a chance to win PLAYMOBIL prizes. The contest, running on Facebook now through November 15, will ask fans to vote for their favorite PopStars! band, give the band a rockin' name and have a chance to win prizes including PLAYMOBIL PopStars! product and PLAYMOBIL shopping sprees.

"Our PopStars! playsets let fans take open-ended imaginative play to the next level with the combination of traditional play, tech and a rock 'n roll theme," said John Skrajewski, Vice President, Sales and Marketing. "With our new contest, fans can engage with PLAYMOBIL on another platform and even name the PopStars! bands."

Upper Deck: Alien, Predator, Firefly Trading Cards

Upper Deck And Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products Partner To Launch ALIEN, PREDATOR And FIREFLY Trading Cards

Upper Deck to Release Trading Cards, Games and Stickers Inspired by Popular Twentieth Century Fox Franchises

CARLSBAD, Calif., Oct. 8, 2013 -- Upper Deck and Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products announced today that fans of ALIEN, PREDATOR and FIREFLY will soon be able to purchase trading cards, trading card games, stickers and sticker books inspired by the popular franchises. Upper Deck and Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products continue to grow an already existing partnership offering film and television fans, collectors and gamers a merchandise collection true to the titles they love.

The first product to be released under the new agreement will be Legendary™ Encounters: An ALIEN Deck Building Game. While the game can be played on its own, Upper Deck is working to incorporate certain elements from the Marvel Legendary Deck Building Game to be compatible with the new ALIEN game.

outsmART originals: 6 More NYCC Exclusives

outsmart originals - NYCC Exclusive Releases

October 2013 - OUTSMART ORIGINALS goes all in with six more NYCC Exclusives from big names from across the globe. Each and every tee is strictly limited and screen printed on ultra cotton tees for a classic fit and available for both men and women.

Starting with a new release from JC Rivera based on his original 4" resin creation - here is what BearChamp would look like as a real bear.

Next up is our first release from SEKURE D - a whimsical design created as a monotone release, a slight departure from the colorful world of SEKURE D, this is a must for any collector.

outsmART originals RSIN NYCC Exclusive Collection

RSIN NYCC Exclusive Collection from outsmart originals

October 2013 - We're back again with another fantastic RSIN design, the Star Whisper and for NYCC we've decided to go all out and offer more than just a t-shirt. Introducing the latest RSIN Collection featuring a new FLEX FIT 3D Embroidered Skull Logo Cap, Star Whisper T-Shirt, Pull-Over Hoodie and Dickies 1574 Workshirt. Each of these releases are extremely limited and will debut during NYCC in the outsmart originals booth, #208.

All items are also available for order at http://outsmartoriginals.storenvy.com/

See you at the show!

Marvel Minimates Villain Zombies

Diamond Select Toys

Marvel Minimates Villain Zombies Coming Your Way for Halloween Comicfest!

October 2013 - Fans of Minimates, zombies and scary Marvel comics alike celebrated when Diamond Select Toys announced that they would be bringing zombies back to the Marvel Minimates line. Well, we've got even more good news! Not only do we have pics of the new, horrific packaging for the Villain Zombies Box Set, we're also happy to say that it is on the way to U.S. shores!

Power Lords Exclusives at New York Comic Con


October 2013 - 2013 New York Comic Con! Onell Design's booth – #102! Saturday, October 12th 1pm to 4pm! Power Lords: Ggrapptikk Grunts figures! Two versions! Extremely limited supplies! Poly-bagged, stickered and numbered! $13 each or both versions for $25!

The first variant figures to be released of the Power Lord's fan favorite character, Ggripptogg, these two Ggrapptikk Grunts feature multiple points of articulation as well as modular playability via the amazing Onell Design's Glyos "pop & play" system! Each comes with his massive Mega-Mace also featuring Glyos compatible modularity. If you remember the Power Lords: Power Solder & Elite Solder that were shared exclusives for the 2013 Power Con and Store Horsemen from a few weeks back, then you know that you need to get to the Onell Design booth early or you'll miss out!

Transformers, Ghostbusters, Display Cases, Sideshow, Bandai JP, Assassin's Creed at Big Bad Toy Store

Big Bad Toy Store

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


This new edition will include gold arm and leg joints. It is listed at $144.99, and is set to arrive next month.

This smiling version of the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man stands a full 2 feet tall. He is ready to gobble your change, and is listed at $109.99, $15 off the MSRP.


October Update: Target's Latest Deals on Toys & Action Figures

October 6, 2013 - It's a new month, so it is also time to check Target's printable coupons and Cartwheel app for new deals!

The printable coupons offer 18 coupon in the toys category, mostly on Hasbro items, including:

  • $5 off KRE-O Cityville Invasion Police Station Zombie Defense building set
  • $3 off Transformers Construct-Bots

Also check the HasbroRewards.com site for more printable Hasbro coupons, as well as the SmartSource insert for the October 6th Sunday newspaper. We get the Denver paper and there were several Hasbro coupons in it. In theory, Target will let you stack a manufacturer's coupon with one of their Target coupons, so you might be able to double up on a few of the deals. You can also "triple-stack" the two kinds of coupons with the Cartwheel app when those deals happen to align.

Their Cartwheel has 36 toy deals available, including these deals of interest to action figure collectors:

Classic DC Batman and Superman Leg Lamps

October 2013 - Once again proving their sense of humor, NECA has announced a fun superhero twist on their best-selling Leg Lamp: Batman and Superman!

Introducing the Classic DC Batman and Superman Leg Lamps!

Decorate your room with a little help from the Caped Crusader & the Man of Steel! These fun leg lamps feature classic Batman & Superman art for fans of the DC Comics Superheroes. Both the leg and the lamp light up, adding a bold glow to any room.

Click for more info:
DC Comics - 20" Superman Leg Lamp
DC Comics - 20" Batman Leg Lamp

Iron Man 3 Marvel Select Figures at Disney Store

Exclusive Iron Man 3 Marvel Select Figures Soar Into the Disney Store, With New Photos!

October 2013 - By now, everyone is probably enjoying their copy of Iron Man 3 on DVD or Blu-Ray, as well as enjoying their two Marvel Select action figures based on the film. You wouldn't think things could get much more enjoyable than that, but they just did! The two Disney Store-exclusive Iron Man 3 Marvel Select figures are in stores now, as well as on www.DisneyStore.com and www.MarvelStore.com! The 7-inch-scale figures of Iron Patriot and Battle Damaged Iron Man Mark 42 each come with an interchangeable unmasked head and a Hall of Armors display base, and Iron Man comes with extra hands, as well! Check out some photos of the figures in action, then pick them up today and complete your Iron Man 3 collection!

Diamond Select Toys

Diamond Select Toys

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