May 2012 News

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HeroClix Online Releases New Marvel Content


Adds Over 70 New Figures to the Online Game

Hillside, N.J. & Cary, N.C. - May 10, 2012 - Over 70 new figures today landed in the online digital transliteration of the popular board-based combat game, HeroClix Online. The new collection combines figures from two of Marvel's famed HeroClix sets, including Giant-Size X-Men.

Coinciding with the release of the new figures, players can also look forward to the launch of corresponding Sealed tournaments, in which one of 11 Limited-Edition figures will be awarded from the new collection.

The new figures are compatible with all other Marvel figures and can be used in Marvel tournaments and matches.

For more information on HeroClix Online, visit

For news updates and announcements, follow HeroClix Online on Facebook and Twitter.


Transformers MP-11S Price Drop at Big Bad Toy Store

Big Bad Toy Store

May 9, 2012 - (Sponsor Announcement) - Online retailer has reduced the price of the MP-11S Masterpiece Sunstorm from $219.99 to $179.99 as a special preorder promotion. All existing orders have already been adjusted and they are accepting new preorders as well.

DST On Sale May 9: Marvel Select Avengers Movie Hulk, Plus New Avengers Minimates

May 9, 2012 - It's new comic day at comic book stores nationwide, and for many stores that means it's also new toy day! With Marvel's The Avengers movie still smashing box office records, Diamond Select Toys thought this was the perfect time to roll out their Avengers movie product to comic book shops. The 45th series of Marvel Minimates (designed by the folks at Art Asylum) hits stores this week with four two-packs: Iron Man and Hulk, Captain America and Thor, and the specialty store-exclusive Chitauri Footsoldier and SHIELD agent Maria Hill, with a rare variant set featuring the Chitauri General!

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And if you need something bigger than two inches tall, check out the Marvel Select Avengers Movie Hulk action figure. At well over 9 inches tall and with 16 points of articulation, this massive, specialty-store-exclusive figure (designed by Gentle Giant from the movie's digital data), will fit in with any Avengers movie toy collection.

Gears of War 3, Adventure Time, Avengers Flash Drives, Hot Toys Thor, DefenderWorx Transformers Accessories at Big Bad Toy Store

Big Bad Toy Store

May 9, 2012 - (Sponsor Announcement) - Online retailer has several items of interest to collectors:

Hi - Here is a quick update from about a ton of cool new preorders as well as more new arrivals.


DefenderWorx is licensed by Hasbro and makes all manner of accessories using Transformer branding. We have listings for three different styles of high-end sunglasses with Autobot and Decepticon symbols, priced at $297.99 each. We also have a variety of car accessories, starting with license plate frames at $14.99 and logo badges at $10.99 each, moving up the hitch plugs at $52.99 and finally Autobot Symbol LED Tail Lights, although these are currently only for use with 2010 - 2011 5th Generation Camaros. We expect to list more items from this company soon, so keep an eye out for new thing in the weeks to come.

K'NEX Launches KISS Building Figures



Officially-Licensed Buildable Figures by K'NEX Allow Music Fans to Build Hard Driving Rock Band

Hatfield, PA, May, 2012 – KISS collectors, rock fans and building set enthusiasts will soon be able to build and play with characters from their favorite iconic rock band with new KISS licensed buildable figure packs by K'NEX®. K'NEX, the only US construction toy company focused on Building Worlds Kids Love™, is pleased to announce a licensing agreement with KISS, brokered by Live Nation Merchandise, KISS' Exclusive Global Licensing Agent. This agreement allows K'NEX to create building toys inspired by the world famous KISS.

Avengers Movie Minimates In Stores This Week

May 7, 2012 - You've seen the movie, now buy the Minimates! For those of you looking to assemble your own team of Earth's greatest superheroes, Diamond Select's Minimates mini-figures have everything you need to initiate your own Avengers! Available at Toys "R" Us as well as comic book shops and specialty stores, 2-inch Minimates are available in six packs of two, with new two-packs hitting this week! Here's the distribution:

Marvel Minimates from the Avengers Movie

Toys "R" Us and
- Thor and Captain America
- Iron Man and Hulk
- Hawkeye and Black Widow (exclusive)
- Nick Fury and Loki (exclusive)

Marvel Minimates from the Avengers Movie

Comic book shops and specialty stores:
- Thor and Captain America
- Iron Man and Hulk
- Maria Hill and Chitauri Footsoldier (exclusive)
- Chitauri General and Chitauri Footsoldier (exclusive rare variant)

Dark Horse Free Comic Book Day Comics Available for Free Download


MAY 7, 2012, MILWAUKIE, OR - If you missed out on picking up your Free Comic Book Day comics at your local comic-book store, you can get them from Dark Horse Digital for a limited time!

dark horse free comic book day

Both Star Wars/Serenity and Buffy/The Guild will be available for free download on Dark Horse Digital starting today and running through the end of May.

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Dark Horse Digital is available through all modern web browsers and features cloud storage in both the Android (beta) and iOS apps.

K'NEX Cedar Point: Dinosaurs Alive! Contest

K'NEX® Announces "Cedar Point: Dinosaurs Alive!" Contest
Exhibit Attendees Have a Chance to Win a K'NEX Set Every Day!

Hatfield, PA - May 2012 - K'NEX Brands, the only US construction toy company focused on Building Worlds Kids Love™, is pleased to announce the launch of K'NEX Cedar Point Dinosaurs Alive! Contest. During the 2012 Cedar Point Amusement Park operating season attendees of the Dinosaurs Alive! exhibit will have an opportunity to win one K'NEX 20-Model Dinosaur Building Set, a $24.99 every day retail value, simply by participating in an simulated dino dig!

Disney's Summer Movies Toy Summary

Hot Summer Movie Releases, "Marvel's The Avengers," Sony Pictures' "The Amazing Spider-Man," and Disney.Pixar's "Brave" Inspire Exciting New Collection of Toys and Lifestyle Products

Glendale, CA., May 4, 2012 - Disney Consumer Products (DCP) has unveiled new toys inspired by the most anticipated movie releases of the summer: "Marvel's The Avengers," Disney•Pixar's "Brave" and Sony Pictures' "The Amazing Spider-Man." This exciting product assortment features dolls, action figures, costumes and role play toys inspired by favorite Marvel Super Heroes and Disney•Pixar's newest heroine, the bold and adventurous Merida.

Opening in theaters May 4, Marvel Studios presents "Marvel's The Avengers" - the Super Hero team-up of a lifetime featuring iconic Marvel Super Heroes: Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk, Thor, Captain America, Hawkeye and Black Widow. On July 4, Sony Pictures' "The Amazing Spider-Man," based on the Marvel comic book, opens in theaters nationwide.

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