Articles for May, 2014

 

by Daniel Pickett
May 22, 2014
—Popular Tourist Destination for Girls and Families Offers Tropical-Themed Fun— MIDDLETON, Wis.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– School’s out for the summer and American Girl—one of the country’s top experiential retail and tourist destinations—is the place for girls and their families to get away for a fun-filled summer vacation. From May 22 through August 27, American Girl’s 16 store locations nationwide…

 

by Daniel Pickett
May 22, 2014
The first animated feature from Disney based on a Marvel comic book is ‘Big Hero 6’, which will be in theaters Nov 7th. Directors Don Hall and Chris Williams tell Yahoo Movies that the footage is meant to illustrate the movie’s central friendship. “Hiro wants to take the healing, loving, guileless nurse robot and turn…

 

by Daniel Pickett
May 22, 2014
Gaming Heads and BioWare Join Forces At Gaming Heads we’re always striving to provide collectors with the merchandise they want, and to ensure that it’s truly unique and unrivalled in quality. We’re able to share our high standards with the creative minds at BioWare, so today we’re extremely happy to present our latest range of…

 

by Daniel Pickett
May 21, 2014
Marvel’s Cosmic Universe just got miniaturized! Heroes and Villains from this summer’s highly anticipated Guardians of the Galaxy have been materialized into Mystery Minis! Featuring the Cosmos most nefarious villains: Ronan the Accuser and Nebula; as well as ALL the Guardians! The rarity scale is the same for each character! Collect them all! All of…

 

by Daniel Pickett
May 21, 2014
Principal photography is underway in Metro Detroit, Michigan BURBANK, CA, May 21, 2014 – Filming is underway on Warner Bros. Pictures’ “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice,” the highly anticipated action adventure from director Zack Snyder, starring Henry Cavill in the role of Clark Kent/Superman, and Ben Affleck as BruceWayne/Batman. “Batman v Superman: Dawn of…

 

by Daniel Pickett
May 21, 2014
J.J. Abrams Announces “Force for Change” Campaign to Benefit UNICEF’s Innovation Labs and Programs  Beginning Today, Visit Omaze.com/StarWars to Enter for a Chance to Win   LOS ANGELES, CA, MAY 21, 2014 — Today in a special video message from the set of Star Wars:Episode VII, director J.J. Abrams announced the creation of Star Wars: Force…

 

by Daniel Pickett
May 21, 2014
This week, as part of #monkeymonday, NECA revealed that their 6″ scale classic Planet of the Apes line will be boxed instead of carded.   This seems to follow suit with some of the more recent popular 6″ lines such as Hasbro’s Star Wars Black and Funko’s Legacy Game of Thrones figures.     It’s a #monkeymonday…

 

by Daniel Pickett
May 21, 2014
Warner Archive Instant Now Streaming The New Adventures of Batman & The New Adventures of Superman; Filmation’s Aquaman Coming in June Warner Archive Instant (WAI) Now Available with Airplay on AppleTV; Free Two-Week WAI Trial Membership Open to Everyone Continuing to make available rare and hard-to-find classic films, TV movies and TV series, Warner Archive…

 

by Daniel Pickett
May 21, 2014
Yesterday, ThreeZero Toys released the details of the pre-order for their upcoming 1:6th scale Tyrion Lannister figure from HBO’s Game of Thrones: Since our first Game of Thrones teaser at the end of 2013, we been asked on daily basis about sale details and today we can finally give you all the details about Tyrion Lannister…

 

by Daniel Pickett
May 21, 2014
Who Will Be The Next Skylanders® Hero?   PLANO, Texas, May 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — PepsiCo’s Frito-Lay North America division and Activision Publishing, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Activision Blizzard, Inc., today announced the three final Skylanders® character names to be voted on from the “Choose and Name a New Hero” contest. The joint…

 

by Daniel Pickett
May 21, 2014
(Virtual Press Office) — Dracco will exhibit at Licensing Expo 2014, Booth D160, Bayside Level 1, June 17-19, at the Mandalay Bay Exhibition Center in Las Vegas. Dracco is excited to present its successful brands and licenses. Filly®: Based on December 2013 NPD figures, Filly was ranked as the No. 1 best-selling girls’ toy, and…

 

by Jeff Cope
May 20, 2014
Towards the end of 2013 Zica Toys released the first figures in their 3-3/4″ retro Six Million Dollar Man line. The response was very positive and Zica went to work on a second assortment of figures which includes: Oscar Goldman, two versions of Dr. Rudy Wells, the robotic Mr. X, and Barney Hiller the Seven…

 

by Daniel Pickett
May 20, 2014
A PLEASANT NATURE WALK TURNS INTO A FIGHT AGAINST VENOMOUS VILLAINS FOR THE RESCUE TEAM ON “TRANSFORMERS RESCUE BOTS,” MAY 31 Danica McKellar (“The Wonder Years”) Guest Stars as Hayley “Buddy System” — When the Rescue Team pairs up with randomly selected partners for a nature hike, each pair finds themselves magnetically shackled and stuck together after an…

 

by Daniel Pickett
May 20, 2014
New line of True Blood® Pop! Vinyl Figures of fan-favorite characters available at stores nationwide in July 2014   EVERETT, WA – May 20, 2014– This summer, the HBO® phenomenon True Blood will bid farewell to fans in its seventh and final season. To celebrate the success of the series in its closing days, Funko…

 

by Daniel Pickett
May 20, 2014
Gentle Giant is proud to bring you FIVE exciting new items this month!   Biker Scout Jumbo Figure – $80 Just like they were when you were a kid, only BIGGER! Gentle Giant is proud to bring you the latest addition to our exciting line of vintage Kenner-inspired Star Wars Action Figure reproductions with the…

 

by Daniel Pickett
May 20, 2014
Dickson to Lead Unified Global Brand Strategy for World’s Leading Toy Maker   EL SEGUNDO, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)— Mattel, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAT) announced today the creation of a new, unified marketing and creative division to span the company’s global portfolio of consumer brands. To lead this new global brand team, Mattel has named Richard Dickson Chief…

 

by Daniel Pickett
May 19, 2014
Here are the latest and greatest solicitations from the good people at DC Collectibles.  These products will appear and be available to pre-order in the next issue of Diamond’s Previews at your local comic book shop.    The products announced in this solicitation will be arriving in stores mostly in November 2014.     ACTION FIGURES…

 

by Daniel Pickett
May 19, 2014
From Marvel, the studio that brought you the global blockbuster franchises of Iron Man, Thor, Captain America and The Avengers, comes a new team-the Guardians of the Galaxy. An action-packed, epic space adventure, Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy” expands the Marvel Cinematic Universe into the cosmos, where brash adventurer Peter Quill finds himself the object…

 

by Jeff Cope
May 19, 2014
  A new edition of the 40 year-old role-playing game, Dungeons and Dragons is on the way this summer. Now, this isn’t news to anyone following the world of gaming for the past few years. Wizards of the Coast announced plans for a new edition a good three years ago. But, today WOTC finally announced…

 

by Daniel Pickett
May 16, 2014
I’m jetting off to celebrate the nuptials of our own Cantina Dan and walking through terminal 5 at LAX I came across a store I didn’t know existed – The Mattel Experience. It’s very well stocked with all the latest Mattel lines and has a better selection than any mass retailer or even the Mattel…

 

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