Articles for August, 2015

 

by Daniel Pickett
August 31, 2015
Treyarch’s Black Ops III Beta Sets New Standard as the #1 Beta on PlayStation 4 SANTA MONICA, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Activision Publishing, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Activision Blizzard (Nasdaq: ATVI), today confirmed that Treyarch’s Call of Duty®: Black Ops III Multiplayer Beta, which began on August 19 and ran through August 23, has become the…

 

by Daniel Pickett
August 31, 2015
Yesterday the weekly store fliers for retailers were released in newspapers across the country, and Target had a nice ad for their Force Friday event, including two coupons. To get the coupons on your smart phone you can text “Force10” or “Force25” to TARGET Select stores will be open late.   You can check here…

 

by Daniel Pickett
August 31, 2015
The gang that has done the Toy Masters: How He-Man & Mattel Conquered the Universe documentary have released a preview reel that features many of the interviews about the 1985 MOTU feature film.   They have released that 11 minute clip on YouTube and it’s a fascinating look at all of the challenges that the production faced:…

 

by Daniel Pickett
August 31, 2015
Hasbro sent out this amazing page-a-day Star Wars calendar to help us countdown to the release of new Star Wars: The Force Awakens product on “Force Friday” on September 4th. Today we are a mere 4 days away from Force Friday.  Just ONE WEEK!  We are in the final countdown.  These next few days you might notice…

 

by Daniel Pickett
August 30, 2015
Variety.com is reporting that writer, director, producer and horror pioneer Wes Craven has died from brain cancer today at age 78.  Craven was best know for his horror franchises such as “Nightmare on Elm Street” and “Scream” but he also gave us other great genre works such as Last House on the Left, The Hills Have…

 

by Daniel Pickett
August 30, 2015
Star Wars™, Disney, Disney•Pixar and Marvel Join Forces to Bring Families and Fans of All Ages the Ultimate Family Gaming Experience   BURBANK, Calif. – (Aug. 30, 2015) – Disney Interactive today launched Disney Infinity 3.0 Edition, the latest installment in the highly successful Disney Infinity “toys-to-life” franchise, bringing together Star Wars™ with Disney, Disney•Pixar and Marvel for the ultimate…

 

by Daniel Pickett
August 30, 2015
Challenge calls on makers, designers, inventors to submit ideas for new party game PAWTUCKET, R.I.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAS) today announced that it has teamed up with crowdfunding website Indiegogo to find the next hit face-to-face party game. As Hasbro continues to focus on connecting with the gaming community to discover and develop new games,…

 

by Daniel Pickett
August 30, 2015
The Walking Dead: Road to Survival Game Available Immediately on the App Store and Google Play for Download LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Premier touchscreen entertainment network Scopely has partnered with The Walking Dead series creator Robert Kirkman and Skybound to create The Walking Dead: Road to Survival, the first free-to-play mobile game based on the wildly popular…

 

by Daniel Pickett
August 30, 2015
Hasbro sent out this amazing page-a-day Star Wars calendar to help us countdown to the release of new Star Wars: The Force Awakens product on “Force Friday” on September 4th. Today we are a mere 5 days away from Force Friday.  Just ONE WEEK!  We are in the final countdown.  These next few days you might notice…

 

by Daniel Pickett
August 29, 2015
One of Several Indie Announcements Made During Nintendo’s Nindies@Night Event REDMOND, Wash.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– During a presentation at Nintendo’s Nindies@Night event at EMP Museum in Seattle, Nintendo made several announcements about the future of independent games on the Wii U and Nintendo 3DS systems. These announcements included the reveal of a Shovel Knight amiibo figure from Yacht…

 

by Daniel Pickett
August 29, 2015
The highly anticipated premiere of LARPs The Series: Season Two is almost upon us! The award-winning series, named Best Web Series at FilmQuest 2014 and Best Independent Series at GenCon 2014, will return to Geek & Sundry for a second season in September following their hugely successful Indiegogo campaign. Season Two will feature 10-extended length…

 

by Daniel Pickett
August 29, 2015
(BALTIMORE, MD) – ()-Make sure your bounty to Jabba the Hutt is secure with a PREVIEWS exclusive Carbonite Han Solo back buddy by Comic Images. The exclusive backpack is available to pre-order from the September PREVIEWS catalog and will be available to purchase from comic book specialty shops in late October. Secure your things in carbonite with…

 

by Daniel Pickett
August 29, 2015
Hasbro sent out this amazing page-a-day Star Wars calendar to help us countdown to the release of new Star Wars: The Force Awakens product on “Force Friday” on September 4th. Today we are a mere 6 days away from Force Friday.  Just ONE WEEK!  We are in the final countdown.  These next few days you might notice…

 

by Daniel Pickett
August 29, 2015
HOT TOYS 1/6 SCALE NICK FURY “You need to keep both eyes open!” The highly movie accurate collectible figure is specially crafted based on the image of Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury in Captain America: The Winter Soldier featuring a newly developed head sculpt with removable eyepatch to reveal his injured left eye, finely…

 

by Daniel Pickett
August 28, 2015
Play the First Public Beta at PAX Prime Ahead of the Season Premiere This Fall This weekend, fans at PAX Prime in Seattle are getting their hands on the very first playable beta of Minecraft: Story Mode… and we wanted to make sure we had something exciting to share with you too! Today we can announce…

 

by Daniel Pickett
August 28, 2015
THE MIGHT OF THE EMPIRE GROWS AND FAN-FAVORITE CLONE TROOPERS DEBUT IN NEW EPISODES OF “STAR WARS REBELS” SEASON 2 BEGINNING WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 14 The critically-acclaimed animated series “Star Wars Rebels” is set to debut new episodes starting WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 14 (9:30 p.m., ET/PT) on Disney XD. In “Star Wars Rebels” Season Two, past lives will be…

 

by Daniel Pickett
August 28, 2015
We are exactly a week away from being able to talk about the new tidal wave of Star Wars products that will hit stores on September 4th for “Force Friday”… but in the meantime there ARE new Star Wars toys that we CAN talk about! Walgreens is getting another quartet of EXCLUSIVE Funko Pop! Vinyl figures….

 

by Daniel Pickett
August 28, 2015
August 24th, 2015, Mt. Laurel, NJ: Dynamite Entertainment is proud to announce the upcoming release of Vampirella #1969, a 48-page one-shot special that celebrates over 45 years of the vampire heroine’s advenutres in horror and fantasy. The over-sized issue celebrates the heady days of the character’s earliest appearances with contributions from a roster of all-star writers and…

 

by Daniel Pickett
August 28, 2015
An Exclusive, Limited Edition Star Wars Battlefront Sandtrooper Headset Will be Offered Only at Best Buy in the U.S., Featuring Individual Numbering and Including an Extra Set of Swappable Star Wars Speaker Plates Fans Can Pre-Order Both the Standard and Limited Edition Star Wars Battlefront Sandtrooper Gaming Headsets Starting Today San Diego, CA – August 27, 2015 – Turtle…

 

by Daniel Pickett
August 28, 2015
This week, October Toys announced that the second figure in their Skeleton Warriors re-launch would be hitting Kickstarter next month:   Grimskull Kickstarter Mark your calendars! Grimskull, the second of our Skeleton Warriors 20th Anniversary action figures, is coming to Kickstarter the first week of September!

 

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