May 2012 News

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Toys'R'Us Teams with Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation

Toys"R"Us® Reaffirms Its Commitment To Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation With Nationwide Fundraising And Awareness Program

Company to Launch In-Store and Online Campaign to Help in the Fight Against Pediatric Cancer, Highlighting Extraordinary Examples of Kids Helping Kids - One Cup at a Time

WAYNE, N.J., May 30, 2012 -- Toys"R"Us® today announced its continuing support of Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF), a nonprofit organization dedicated to finding a cure for all children with cancer. Beginning this Friday, June 1 through Tuesday, July 31, the company will "Help Fight Childhood Cancer, One Cup at a Time" with an in-store and online fundraising campaign benefiting ALSF. Monetary donations will be collected at all Toys"R"Us and Babies"R"Us® stores and online at

Superman vs. The Elite Sweepstakes

May 30, 2012 - DC has a new contest online, the Superman vs. The Elite Sweepstakes, to celebrate the release of the Superman vs. The Elite Blu-Ray/DVD on June 12th.

Grand prize is a Dahon Jifo 16 Folding Bike. The 30 Second Prizes are the "Superman vs. The Elite" Blu-ray Combo Pack with UltraViolet.

Enter by July 6, 2012.

New Hasbro - SW, TF, GI Joe, Marvel at Big Bad Toy Store

Big Bad Toy Store

May 30, 2012 - (Sponsor Announcement) - Online retailer has several items of interest to collectors:

Hi - Hasbro has just released an impressive list of new products

Star Wars Vintage Figures - Wave 04 - This wave features 6 new figures each with a normal version of the packaging as well as a new promotional blue card version. Cases, Sets, and Singles are available here:

Marvel Universe 2012 - Wave 01 - This wave contains Spider-Man Unlimited, Kraven, New Incredible Hulk, Beast, and Beta Ray Bill - available by the case or set

Transformers Prime Deluxe - Waves 05 and 06
Wave 05 features Ironhide and Rumble

17 Images of Amazing Spider-Man Minimates

New Action Photos of Amazing Spider-Man Minimates!

May 29, 2012 - Diamond Select Toys' Amazing Spider-Man Minimates are scheduled to arrive in comic book shops and online toy stores on Wednesday, and the Toys "R" Us assortment has started to trickle out across the country. With product in hand and the movie still a month away, DST has taken the opportunity to re-create some of the coolest-looking scenes in the movie using Minimates! Check out their shots above (and below) the streets of New York City!

Visit to find the nearest comic shop, and get regular DST updates on Facebook and Twitter!

Marvel Minimates from the Amazing Spider-Man Movie

Marvel Minimates from the Amazing Spider-Man Movie

Masterpiece TF 'Thank You' Price Drop, Dark Knight Rises, MIB III at Big Bad Toy Store

Big Bad Toy Store

May 29, 2012 - (Sponsor Announcement) - Online retailer has several items of interest to collectors:

Hi - We've just dropped pricing on three new Masterpiece offerings from Takara - MP-12 Sideswipe ($83.99), MP-12 Red Alert ($83.99), MP-13 Soundwave ($139.99) and have posted this on our site:

Attention Transformers Customers - BBTS 'Thank You' Preorder Price Cut

New York Anime Festival Folds into New York Comic Con


Anime Content To Remain Vital Part Of NYCC Programming

Feature Anime Guests To Be Announced Soon

HeroClix TabApp to Include Marvel


Announces First Six Marvel Universe Super Heroes to Join Line-up

Hillside, N.J. & Cary, N.C. - May 29, 2012 - This fall, Wizkids, game creator and wholly owned subsidiary of NECA, is enabling fans and players to unlock the wondrous world of HeroClix directly from their iPad devices, and have today announced the inclusion of Marvel Universe Super Heroes within the HeroClix TabApp™.

Seamlessly integrating physical HeroClix miniatures from several Marvel lines, HeroClix TabApp™ will feature stylistic versions of Marvel Universe Super Heroes Captain America, Thor, Iron Man, Wolverine, Cyclops and Iceman, the six original Marvel HeroClix series one figures, at launch.

As Jamie Kampel, Director of Licensing, Marvel, explains, "We're excited to partner with NECA on this brand new interactive toy. The HeroClix game has been hugely successful with Marvel and the HeroClix TabApp will further engage core fans and create a new entry point for consumers."

MP-13 Soundwave, MP-12 Alert & Sideswipe, Enterbay 1/6 Men In Black III at Big Bad Toy Store

Big Bad Toy Store

May 29, 2012 - (Sponsor Announcement) - Online retailer has several items of interest to collectors:

Hi - we've just listed more exciting preorders from Takara! Pricing has been established for the MP-12 Sideswipe at $94.99 and we've also added the freshly announced MP-12 Alert at $94.99. Takara also brings us what is sure to be an amazing version of Soundwave - the new MP-13 is priced at $154.99 and scheduled to arrive in December.


Red Alert


Enterbay has just released information on their fantastic new sculpts of Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones as Agent J and Agent K - We've just listed the 12" figures at $224.99 each - take a look at them here:

Diamond Select to Honor the History of the Universal Monsters This Fall

May 29, 2012 - This fall will be a great season for Universal Monsters fans. Not only will Universal release eight classic Universal Monsters movies on Blu-ray for the first time, Diamond Select Toys will also be paying tribute to the origins of the most famous monsters on Earth. True, you've already seen DST's upcoming assortments of 7-inch action figures and 2-inch Minimates, as well as their new line of 8-inch vinyl bust banks, but they aren't done yet! There are still two more DST products to announce for the Universal Monsters in 2012, and they're both a blast from the past.

Universal Monsters action figures

Hasbro Update on G.I. Joe: Retaliation Toys

May 25, 2012 - Hasbro has sent an update concerning the fate of their GI Joe: Retaliation movie toys, now that the movie has been delayed until March 2013:

G.I. Joe is an ongoing consumer franchise and therefore there is merchandise available to consumers. There is a limited amount of G.I. Joe Retaliation product at retail now, but in light of the movie moving out to March 29, 2013, the majority of the movie line will be made available early next year in time for the film's release.

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