May 2012 News

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Goldie Renews With Nintendo

Goldie Renews With Nintendo® for Another Three Years

MELBOURNE, Victoria, May 14, 2012 -- Goldie Marketing Pty. Ltd. of Australia and Nintendo of America Inc. will continue their business association for another three years, following the signing of an extension to their current merchandise licensing agreement.

The renewal of Goldie Marketing's licensing agreement will ensure that the company can carry out long-term plans and create a broader range of toys based on Nintendo's Super Mario Bros.™, Mario Kart™ Wii, and Nintendogs™ franchises.

Goldie Marketing will continue to produce Super Mario Bros. themed collectible figures, plush, and general toy lines, as well as expand the range of their internationally successful radio-controlled Mario Kart Wii themed karts. An exciting new line of Nintendogs themed toys is being developed that will include figurines and playsets.

Top 125 Global Licensors Account for Billions in Retail Sales

Top 125 Global Licensors Account for Billions in Retail Sales

License! Global reveals 20 new licensors in its annual list of licensing powerhouses

LOS ANGELES, May 11, 2012 -- License! Global ( today announced its annual Top 125 Global Licensors list, which ranks the world's largest owners of intellectual property by annual retail sales. Companies on the list accounted for more than $192 billion in retail sales of licensed products, worldwide, in 2011.

This year's list boasts 20 new licensors including Procter & Gamble, Weight Watchers, the National Hockey League and HGTV. Marking a significant change to this year's list, Disney Consumer Products has now merged its listing with Marvel Entertainment.

The list reveals the magnitude of the licensing industry, as well as the consumer demand for licensed products around the world. Offering a low investment, high return and revenue-driving business model, licensing is now a key growth strategy for businesses of all sizes.

For the full License! Global Top 125 Global Licensors list visit

The top five 2011 licensors rank as follows:

Mezco's Domo Coming in Late 2012

Mezco Assortment Featuring Domo Bobbleheads and Action Figures Already Generating Early Buzz, Will Hit Retailers Later This Year

New York, NY, May 10, 2012 – Branded entertainment company Big Tent Entertainment and Mezco Toyz, a leader in collectable action figures, doll manufacturing and marketing, announced a licensing agreement for a new line of collectibles featuring iconic character Domo. The new Domo line, which is expected to hit stores later this year, will include bobbleheads, clip-on figures, action figures, and wind-up walking toys.


Mezco Toyz unveiled the assortment of new collectible Domo products to much fanfare at the New York International Toy Fair in February. The Domo collectibles also generated early buzz from some of the biggest pop culture websites including and Electric Playground. The new Domo collectibles will be available at specialty stores later this year.

Shepherd Book Maquette, BSG Admiral Adama Animated Maquette, Jumbo Kenner Yoda, DKR Batman ARTFX at Urban-Collector

May 11, 2012 - (Sponsor Announcement) - Online retailer Urban-Collector has several new items of interest to collectors:

This week we are featuring new pre-orders including Gentle Giant, Kotobukiya and QMx items!

Featured Pre-Orders

New Star Wars Items from Diamond Select Toys

New Star Wars Items from Diamond Select Toys

May 11, 2012 - Star Wars fans rejoice! It's time for another pair of spectacular Star Wars collectibles from Diamond Select Toys!

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First up is a brand-new vinyl Star Wars bust bank, this time depicting the Clone Wars version of Anakin Skywalker! Measuring 8 inches tall, the bank has an amazing sculpt and features all the detailing of a high-end bust at a fraction of the price! Plus, it has a slot in the back for loose credits.

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DST Femme Fatales: Alice: Madness Returns

The Star of Alice: Madness Returns is DST's Newest Femme Fatale

May 11, 2012 - American McGee's Alice has torn her way through Wonderland twice now, and I think we can all agree that the thing that stands out the most is the way she slices her way through Card Guards with her trusty Vorpal Blade. She gives a new meaning to the phrase "cutting the deck," and her determination and knack for causing mayhem made her a must-do for Diamond Select Toys' Femme Fatales line of statues.

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Geoff Johns and Jim Lee are Spotlight Guests at NYCC


Renowned Creative Team Appearing at Midtown Comics Today, Friday May 11, 2012!

CustomCon 32 (Summer 2012): Enter by July 9

May 2012 - CustomCon 32 has been scheduled for August 6 to 10, 2012, to be held on The entry deadline is July 9, 2012.

Please check Joe's CustomCon page to learn more about submitting your custom action figures.

Take a look back at the previous CustomCon events.

Kiwi Crate Subscription Service for Kids Crafts

Kiwi Crate Launches Celebration Shop

New Offering Extends Traditional Subscription Service with Enriching Hands-on Activities for Birthdays and Other Celebrations

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA (May 10, 2012) – Kiwi Crate, the creativity company for kids growing up in the digital age, today launched the Kiwi Crate Celebration Shop, an ecommerce storefront offering gift crates and party pack "mini-crates" for party activities or favors.

Kiwi Crate, which launched in October 2011, is a subscription service that delivers new hands-on projects each month to kids ages 3-7. To enhance that offering, Kiwi Crate has introduced a Celebration Shop for customers who wish to purchase gift crates and party packs for birthdays and other celebrations.

The new gift crates, Space Hero and Fairy Fun, each contain three projects designed to encourage creativity and extended play. Gift crates offer parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles and friends the ability to give a gift that not only is fun and engaging, but enriching and educational as well. Gift crates are priced at $19.95 each.

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