February 2013 News

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Toy Recalls for Week of February 11, 2013


February 14, 2013 - Listed below are the toy (and child-related) recalls from this week; these links go to the official announcements on the Consumer Product Safety Commission web site.

- Purr-Fection Stuffed Animals with Flashlights Recalled by MJC Due to Laceration Hazard, Sold Exclusively at Cabela's

Toy Fair 2013, TFs, DC Collectibles, NFL/NHL Sportspicks, Iron Man 3, GI Joe Retaliation, Barbie, Kotobukiya at Big Bad Toy Stor

Big Bad Toy Store

February 13, 2013 - (Sponsor Announcement) - Online retailer BigBadToyStore.com has several items of interest to collectors:



Mega Bloks Hot Wheels Construction Sets

3-in-1 Super Blitzen Monster Truck

Mega Bloks Hot Wheels™ Construction Sets Unveiled At New York Toy Fair

MEGA Brands and Mattel continue to expand construction lines

MONTREAL/NEW YORK, Feb. 10, 2013 - MEGA Brands launches its brand-new Mega Bloks Hot Wheels™ collection today at the 2013 American International Toy Fair. Toy insiders will get a full preview of the highly-anticipated construction line hitting stores this summer.

Following their successful launch of the Mega Bloks Barbie line in Holiday 2012, MEGA Brands and Mattel continue to expand the construction category with a full range of building sets based on the iconic and best-selling Hot Wheels® brand. Mega Bloks Hot Wheels brings together the speed, action and performance of this world famous boys brand with easy building fun, cool action features and the world's first collectible Hot Wheels micro-action-figures.

DGPH x outsmART originals: Ultramole T-Shirt Release

 Ultramole T-Shirt Release

DGPH x outsmART originals: Ultramole T-Shirt Release

February 2013 - DGPH x outsmART originals: ULTRAMOLE T-Shirt Release

Got Kaiju? Godzilla, Gamera, Gorgo...? Step aside and make room for the newest character to take the global stage of destruction - introducing ULTRAMOLE! From the creative Argentinian design group DGPH, comes the tiny hero with big might - Ultramole. DGPH based their new character on classic Japanese icons: incredible Kaiju monsters and oversized super heroes in tights. It s a tribute to those misunderstood monsters and heroes who fall in the battlefield of global domination.

outsmART originals broadcasts a global alert by releasing Ultramole by DGPH. This limited edition tee will be screen-printed using ultra cotton t-shirts for both men and women with sizes ranging from SMALL to 5XL. Shipping in early March, preorders are now being accepted at http://outsmartoriginals.storenvy.com/ and http://www.outsmartoriginals.com

Custom 7" Munny by Dave Webb - outsmART originals Giveaway

Custom 7 Munny by Dave Webb - outsmART originals giveaway

Custom 7" Munny by Dave Webb - outsmART originals giveaway

February 2013 - The final days are here to reserve your Decorum T-Shirt by Dave Webb and be automatically entered for a chance to win this original customize 7 inch Munny! The artist decided to show his appreciation to fans for supporting the release of his t-shirt design by creating this exclusive piece as an outsmART originals promotion. Fans were treated to sneak peeks of the development of this custom over the last two weeks via Twitter and Facebook.

outsmART originals is proud to be associated with another artist who's talents in the 3D art toy world has made him a force to be reckoned with. We look forward to more collaborations and amazing giveaways as we continue to release new t-shirt designs from globally talented artists such as PO!, DGPH, Frank Mysterio and many more to come.

Reserve your Decorum tee and secure your chance to win this original 7 inch custom - Just $20.00 -available worldwide for preorder at either of our two online locations:

New DC, Batman, Barbie, Minimates at Big Bad Toy Store

Big Bad Toy Store

February 12, 2013 - (Sponsor Announcement) - Online retailer BigBadToyStore.com has several items of interest to collectors:

Hi - Here are some more cool new preorders just listed and some new arrivals:

BBTS Shared Exclusive - Platinum Series - Set of Year of the Snake Omega Supreme & Optimus Prime - IN STOCK NOW

DC Collectibles - March Announcements:

Injustice: Cyborg & Harley Quinn 3.75" Two-Pack

Injustice: The Flash & TBA Action Figure 3.75" Two-Pack

Man of Steel: Superman Vs. Zod 1/12 Scale Statue

DC Comics Bombshells - Wonder Woman Statue

13th Annual Toy of the Year Awards Announced

The Year's Finest Toys and Games Unveiled at "OSCARS®" of the Toy Industry

LEGO® Friends from The Lego Group Grabs Coveted "Toy of the Year" Title;

LeapPad2™ by LeapFrog Enterprises, Inc. Bestowed Inaugural "People's Choice" Award

NEW YORK, Feb. 9, 2013 -- Hundreds of toy executives and guests from around the world gathered in New York City this evening to honor the year's top toys and industry icons at the 13th annual Toy of the Year (TOTY) Awards and Toy Industry Hall of Fame induction ceremony.

A Toy Industry Association (TIA)-administered event in support of the Toy Industry Foundation (TIF), the "Oscars" of the toy industry took place at the Plaza Hotel, kicking off the 110th American International Toy Fair. Throughout the evening, TOTY Awards were presented across 12 categories – from e-Connected and Innovative to Educational and Outdoor.

In addition, the overall "Toy of the Year" award was presented to LEGO Friends (The Lego Group), while LeapPad2 (LeapFrog Enterprises, Inc.) received the inaugural "People's Choice" award.

Toy Industry Trends for 2013

Toy Trends for 2013 Announced by Toy Industry Association, Official Voice of Toy Fair

"So Retro!" ... "Pop Culture Persuasion" ... "360 Degree Play ... and "Enticing Teens & Tweens" Among Top Trends

NEW YORK, Feb. 11, 2013 -- From toys that are "So Retro!"... to arts and crafts inspired by "DIY Design" television shows... and playthings for sociable teens and tweens, the hottest toy trends of 2013 were unveiled by the Toy Industry Association (TIA) today at its 110th American International Toy Fair.

After searching high and low through 150,000 products now on display at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City, TIA's toy trend experts have uncovered a new crop of trends that are sure to be on every child's holiday wish list this year.

NECA's 2013 Toy Fair Overview


Agreements with Sanrio and DC Comics Intensify Extensive Movie and Video Game Licenses

(RTM note: for pictures of the toys mentioned below, please check out the galleries over at AwesomeToyBlog.com.)

NEW YORK, NY - February 10, 2013 - National Entertainment Collectibles Association (NECA), a world leader in licensed consumer goods, revealed a robust line-up of new products at the 110th American International Toy Fair in New York.

Along with a substantial list of movie and video game licenses, the company announced a new partnership with Sanrio for a line of products targeted at adult fans of Hello Kitty and friends.

"We are honored to be part of such a beloved brand with such a rich history," said Joel Weinshanker, President and CEO of NECA. "So many fans, our team included, grew up with the Sanrio brand, and we're thrilled at the opportunity to serve this adult market."

DC Comics Bombshells: Supergirl & Wonder Woman

February 2013 - DC Collectibles - DC COMICS BOMBSHELLS

DC Collectibles is proud to announce the launch of a brand new line of statues, inspired by the pin-ups of the 1940s and 1950s. Who better to blast off this newest line than two of DC's most powerful heroines? Featuring, fashion from the 40's and 50's, DC Collectibles has captured the "can do" attitude of the era!

Sculpted by Tim Miller
Measures Approximately 10.1" Tall
$124.95 US
On Sale July 2013
*Allocations May Occur

Sculpted by Tim Miller
Measures Approximately 10.6" Tall
$124.95 US
On Sale August 2013
*Allocations May Occur

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