Articles for June, 2013

 

by Daniel Pickett
June 19, 2013
‘Beware the Batman’: Cartoon Network Sizzle Reel ‘Beware the Batman’ Series Premiere Saturday, July 13 10 am ET/PT on Cartoon Network, but today they released this sizzle reel/trailer to give us a better idea of the design and tone.  

 

by Daniel Pickett
June 19, 2013
AFiS7SDCCAlienEarly2-500x459.jpg They say “In space no one can hear you scream”, but I’m on Earth and I’m screaming like an 8 year old girl over the overload of AWESOME that is Super 7’s reveal of their 2013 SDCC exclusives.   I’ve had to sit on this information for months, but now we can tell you all the…

 

by Daniel Pickett
June 19, 2013
DCHelloKitty-500x400.jpg Warner Bros. Consumer Products and Sanrio GmbH Announce Partnership to License Branded Collection Launching in EMEA Los Angeles, CA – June 18, 2013 – (Virtual Press Office) — Warner Bros. Consumer Products, in partnership with DC Entertainment, and Sanrio, creator of the global icon Hello Kitty, announced today they will be partnering to license a…

 

by Daniel Pickett
June 18, 2013
TeenTitansGoLogo-500x316.jpg Toys Available this Holiday Season   Sunrise, Fl, and Burbank, CA – June 17, 2013 – Warner Bros. Consumer Products and Jazwares™ team up to announce their master toy and electronics partnership for Teen Titans Go!, Warner Bros. Animation’s new action-packed comedy adventure series based on the DC Comics Super Heroes, which airs Tuesdays 7:30…

 

by Daniel Pickett
June 18, 2013
It’s another big day for Diamond Select Toys! This week’s New Toy Day brings Minimates, action figures and vinyl banks based on Star Wars, Star Trek and Marvel Comics, which means there’s six reasons (probably more) to visit your local comic shop this Wednesday! Check out what’s new, and find your local comic shop at…

 

by Daniel Pickett
June 18, 2013
The LEGO® Movie – Official Teaser Trailer “The LEGO® Movie,” the first-ever, full-length theatrical LEGO® adventure, directed by Phil Lord & Christopher Miller, opens in theaters February 7, 2014. It stars the vocal talents of Chris Pratt, Will Ferrell, Elizabeth Banks, Will Arnett, Nick Offerman and Alison Brie, with Liam Neeson and Morgan Freeman. The original 3D computer animated story follows Emmet,…

 

by Daniel Pickett
June 18, 2013
mattel18 We all know that the shipping is pretty steep on Mattel’s subscriptions due to Digital River.   Today Mattel announced that both monthly and quarterly shipping would be available for the 2014 subs.  That should save the folks that decide to go that route a few bucks.  See details on this new offering below: Toy Fans,…

 

by Daniel Pickett
June 18, 2013
At Comic-Con International in 2012, Diamond Select Toys released the first two-pack from their line of The Walking Dead Minimates, based on the best-selling Skybound comic book by Robert Kirkman. The two-pack quickly sold out, and DST swore to top themselves in 2013. Now, with the third full series of The Walking Dead Minimates in…

 

by Daniel Pickett
June 18, 2013
HCF_Main_Art_2013-150x150.jpg Event promotes comic shops as great destinations for Halloween activities, shopping and fun!   (BALTIMORE, MD) — (June 17, 2013) — After the success of last year’s inaugural event, Diamond Comic Distributors is pleased to announce the return of the industry-wide collaboration known as Halloween ComicFest. This year’s event will take place at participating comic…

 

by Daniel Pickett
June 18, 2013
SilverSurferMS1-500x756.jpg You may have seen the design sheet from the New York Toy Fair, but Diamond Select Toys has finally unveiled the fully sculpted Silver Surfer action figure! Sculpted by Sam Greenwell based on his classic look, the Surfer stands approximately 7 inches tall and is due in stores this winter. For a base, the Surfer…

 

by Daniel Pickett
June 18, 2013
James Brown, Tom Hanks, Kid Rock, Yao Ming and Hugh Hefner Represent First Five of Twenty-Five of the Greatest Guest Stars Included in the Collection Hillside, N.J. – June 18, 2013 – National Entertainment Collectibles Association (NECA), entertainment conglomerate and global leader in licensed consumer goods, in association with Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products (FCP),…

 

by Daniel Pickett
June 18, 2013
Save the Day At Target With The Justice League Several weeks ago we posted the press release about Warner Brothers Consumer Products and Target teaming up to bring fans a wide range of DC Comics/Justice League themed product to Target stores this year.  At that time I don’t think any of us imagined just how much Justice League we would be getting, but it…

 

by Daniel Pickett
June 18, 2013
bbtslogo16.gif More new pre-orders and new arrivals from BigBadToyStore.com! ————– NEW PRE-ORDERS ————– WOLVERINE LEGENDS PREVIEWS EXCLUSIVE CASE OF 8 This assortment includes Wolverine, Sabretooth, Cyclops and Emma Frost, along with the parts to assemble a Puck Build-A-Figure.  We have the Case of 8 listed at $159.99, $24 off of the MSRP. http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=HAS22962&mode=retail DARYL DIXON 10″…

 

by Daniel Pickett
June 18, 2013
mattel18.gif New Consumer Products Initiatives Position Barbie®, Monster High®, Hot Wheels® and Fisher-Price® for Global Growth and Category Expansion   LAS VEGAS–(BUSINESS WIRE)-– Mattel® Brands and Fisher-Price® are transforming their licensing approach to stay better connected to consumers worldwide by creating a new global structure, prioritizing its portfolio of brands and continuing to partner with best-in-class…

 

vv61-500x321.jpg Ever since I was given the opportunity to take an early first look at Miracle Productions’ Vehicle Voltron in progress, I (along with collectors worldwide) have been salivating for the finished product. As excited as I was back then, you can imagine how it felt to get the email asking if I’d like to be…

 

by Daniel Pickett
June 17, 2013
P Today Mattel announced their latest contest – “Grayskulling” and the prize is you could win a 2014 Club Eternia® Subscription! See the details below: MOTUC Fans, Planking is sooo 2011. Show us your Grayskulling today and you could win a free subscription to 2014 Club Eternia®! Here’s how it works… First, you must channel your…

 

by Daniel Pickett
June 17, 2013
DHGOTWHITEWALKER01-150x150.jpg This highly anticipated collectible featured in Diamond Comics Distributors’ September-dated PREVIEWS catalog!   MILWAUKIE, OR, JUNE 17–Following its “sneak” debut to the industry at this year’s Toy Fair International, Game of Thrones fans have been clamoring for an official release date, and images of HBO® and Dark Horse’s White Walker statue. Arriving at finer comic shops, bookstores,…

 

by Daniel Pickett
June 17, 2013
  When a new Minimates toy line is born, it’s a special time for everybody. So Diamond Select Toys is going to give birth at the most special time of all! A new line of Minimates is debuting at this year’s Comic-Con International in San Diego, and it’s from the cinematic world of Kevin Smith!…

 

by Daniel Pickett
June 17, 2013
NECAPacificRimGiveaway1-500x234.jpg With the upcoming launch of the highly anticipated film “Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures PACIFIC RIM”, and the release of the Pacific Rim Action Figure line and movie-themed HeroClix just around the corner, NECA/WizKids today announced a month-long giveaway extravaganza, featuring NECA Pacific Rim prizes and prize packs that will be awarded weekly. One…

 

by Daniel Pickett
June 17, 2013
RovioLogo.jpg Rovio Entertainment emphasizes long-term brand development and bolsters its licensing partner base. Las Vegas, Nevada — June 17, 2013– Rovio Entertainment, the creator of the globally successful Angry Birds brand, announced at the International Licensing Expo in Las Vegas, Nevada plans to grow their licensing business. Rovio Entertainment is partnering with great companies and has…

 

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