PAWTUCKET, R.I. (May 1, 2013) — How do you make the greatest pop-culture holiday in the universe even better? Put some birds in it! For the first time since their debut last fall, ANGRY BIRDS™ STAR WARS® toys and games from Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAS) are available for all your May the 4th celebratory needs! Released in agreement with LucasFilm and based on the wildly successful mobile game from Rovio Entertainment, ANGRY BIRDSTMSTAR WARS®toys and games are the perfect way for kids and parents to spread their wings and celebrate STAR WARS Day in a whole new way!
The ANGRY BIRDSTMSTAR WARS®line brings all the launching and destroying fun of the popular app to life in physical form, featuring your favorite STAR WARS characters re-imagined as high-flying ANGRY BIRDS and villainous pigs! But don’t put all your eggs in one basket…there’s a whole line of innovative ANGRY BIRDSTMSTAR WARS®toys and games available from Hasbro, including ANGRY BIRDSTMSTAR WARS®BATTLE GAMES, ANGRY BIRDSTMSTAR WARS®JENGA GAMING, ANGRY BIRDSTMSTAR WARS®FOAM FLYERS and ANGRY BIRDSTMSTAR WARS® KOOSH LAUNCHERS!
To make sure STAR WARS fans have all their ducks in a row this STAR WARS Day, Hasbro will be celebrating May the Fourth with a code to save on all STAR WARS®products available on HasbroToyShop.com. Simply enter code SWFANDAY at checkout on May 4th only to save 20% on all STAR WARS®products currently available on the site, including ANGRY BIRDSTMSTAR WARS® products!
If you don’t follow NECA’s Twitter feed and Facebook page then you are missing out on a world of news and information. They are constantly giving an inside look at their products with WIP shots, how the packaging is coming together and what came in the mail from the factory on a given day. All that plus they are constantly interacting with the fans and answering questions.
Last night they posted this Work In Progress shot updating us all on the status of their quarter-scale 1966 Adam West figure with the caption:
Since Toy Fair we refined the head & added multiple pairs of hands. Super poseable too.
And if you look closely you might see a tease at another potential tie in figure in the same line that hasn’t been announced yet sitting on the work bench. (And a ton of fun customs)
We here at AFi are super stoked for the opening of Iron Man 3 in the US this Friday. To celebrate all week we are going to be showing you a selection of the vast array of of iron awesomeness that Hasbro has put together for fans of all ages available on line and at most retailers.
Today we are going to start off small. Not just small, but MICRO! For Iron Man 3 Hasbro has shrunk down the fan favorite vinyl concept past Mighty Muggs, past Mini Muggs all the way down to Micro Muggs!
Micro Muggs are 2″ static figures with no articulation and a built in base that are repainted to resemble several characters and armors from all three Iron Man films and are sold blind boxed. These tiny, spunky, chunky Iron Man figures are ready to do battle with the forces of evil! There are 24 designs in this first series with characters ranging from Tony Stark, Whiplash, drones and a wide variety of Iron Man armors. There does not appear to be any secret or “chase” figures in the line. They ship in cases of 36 individually packaged figures (purchase of case pack does not guarantee all 24 unique characters) and are sold individually at most retailers.
Every weekday starting Monday April 29th and ending Friday May 3rd, we’ll reveal a new SDCC product. That’s ten total, plus we’ll add one or two surprises later in May or June just to keep it all going. Make sure you check back every day so you don’t miss a single one!
We’ve also got news about the SDCC Voucher Pre-sale, SDCC’s Most-Wanted Sale, and where you can see these products live on display. Click here for all the info.
Here are the Day 2 reveals:
DC Man of Steel™ Movie Masters®Superman™ vs. General Zod Movie Pack
This 2-pack brings to life the super charged battle between two powerful Kryptonians, Superman™ and the General Zod, an exciting diorama set in the city of Metropolis! The package features lights that simulate Superman’s Heat Ray vision, and shows off the Kryptonian’s super strength and flying ability. The diorama is completed with sound effects to help bring the scene to life. Full image will be available on 6/17.
This product will be available for pre-order at MattyCollector.com on June 4, 2013, to be picked up at San Diego Comic-Con (details to come). It will also be available for purchase at the show, then at MattyCollector.com on August 5, 2013.
In the desperate search for the fabled thirteenth colony, surviving pilots from the Twelve Colonies fly these single-person crafts, ever watchful for enemy Cylons. You’ve waited for many yahrens… now you can celebrate the 35th Anniversary of the original 1978 TV show with this finely detailed replica Battlestar Galactica Colonial Viper! In 1:64 scale with VUM finish and die-cast body and chassis, this fighter plane comes on a commemorative blister card that evokes the original Mattel packaging and fits seamlessly into your vintage collection.
This product will be available for pre-order at MattyCollector.com on June 4, 2013, to be picked up at San Diego Comic-Con (details to come). It will also be available for purchase at the show.
For decades, those words were synonymous with comic books in the mainstream media, thanks to the fan-favorite depiction of comic book images in the DC Comics 1960s Batman Classic TV Series. Today, Diamond Select Toys (DST) is proud to announce it has teamed up with Warner Bros. Consumer Products (WBCP), on behalf of DC Entertainment, to create high-quality collectibles based on the TV classic, including busts and statues.
“The Batman Classic TV Series was on my TV constantly while growing up,” said Chuck Terceira, director of DST. “Working on these characters is a dream come true. I know there are a large number of fans out there who feel the same way about the show, and we will give them the collectibles they’ve always dreamed of!”
Diamond Select Toys has multiple product categories supporting the Batman Classic TV Series license, including busts, statues, vinyl bust banks, bottle openers, and slate artwork, and development on their line of collectible busts has already begun. Character likenesses attached to the DST line include Adam West as Batman, Burt Ward as Robin, Julie Newmar as Catwoman, Frank Gorshin as The Riddler, Burgess Meredith as The Penguin, Cesar Romero as The Joker, and several other famous villains on the television show. DST will also draw on the show’s many distinctive props and sets for new products in the line.
“The world of the Batman Classic TV Series was so fully realized, the designs so iconic, the cast so beloved that I can see us creating distinctive, exciting product for a good, long while,” continued Terceira. “And as a lifelong Batman fan, I look forward to slowly turning my office into my own personal Batcave, full of collectibles that I have always wanted to own. I may never leave!”
DARK HORSE AND BIOWARE UNVEIL THE LATEST IN THE LINE OF MASS EFFECT COLLECTIBLES!
All-new 6” Turian Cruiser ship to hit shelves in November!
MILWAUKIE, OR, APRIL 30–One of the cornerstones of both Dark Horse’s publishing and product line in recent years, has been the massive video game franchise, Mass Effect.
To date, Dark Horse Deluxe has released four different ships, as well as limited edition variant, and high end editions. Up next is the Turian cruiser, which bears some slight resemblance to the Normandy, due to the cooperative effort between the Turians and the human race in the Alliance ship’s construction. This race in Mass Effect, are members of the Citadel Council, well known for their military role, and their contribution of starships to the Citadel Fleet.
“We have been overwhelmed by the support gamers have given our Mass Effect ship replica series,” Dark Horse’s David Scroggy remarked, ” and look forward to continuing the line with this latest release. We have been working directly with the Mass Effect game design team, interfacing with them to obtain the exact 3D design specs that ensure accuracy of detail.”
Each Turian Cruiser Replica package will contain an insert card, with a unique code, that will enhance the Mass Effect game experience for individual consumers.
Look for this exciting new release in Diamond’s Previews catalog shortly, with a release date set for November 6, with a retail price tag of $34.99!
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment today released a gameplay video featuring Lobo, the first character that will be available as downloadable content (DLC), beginning May 7.
Developed by award-winning NetherRealm Studios, Injustice: Gods Among Usintroduces a new franchise in the fighting game genre and a brand new story created in collaboration between NetherRealm Studios, DC Entertainment and comic book writers Justin Gray and Jimmy Palmiotti. As the story unfolds, players will experience the power, gadgetry and unparalleled strength of some the most popular DC Comics heroes and villains, such as Batman, Superman, The Flash, Wonder Woman, Green Arrow, Aquaman, The Joker and others, as they engage in epic battles in a world where the line between good and evil is blurred.
This was originally intended for only WonderCon, but after listening to so many of you asking for more of the movie online, I think it’s time for me to show you more footage. Enjoy, my friends!
- Guillermo del Toro
It only took 70 episodes, but I think we found our catch phrase! Now it’s time to fire up the merchandise machine! Mugs! T-shirts! Mouse Pads! Beanies! Shot Glasses! Custom License Plate Frames! Oh man, the sky is the limit!
Once again we set out to cover the “week in geek” in about an hour and ended up with a little over an hour and a half at no extra charge! There is a lot to discuss from the world of film and the upcoming releases of Iron Man 3 and Man of Steel, then couple all that with a weekend packed with Free Comic Book day and that makes it easy to profess that this episode truly IS full of “Geeky Goodness!” (But don’t worry… it’s not hurting anyone.)
Ken Lily Joins PCSC • Mk9 Scorpion Pre-Order Sale • He-Man Sneak Peek
LOS ANGELES, April 29th, 2013 (BUSINESS WIRE)-– “As we enter into yet another record-breaking month PCSC, I wanted to tell the fans about a couple interesting developments,” shared Jerry Macaluso, President & Founder of Pop Culture Shock Collectibles. “Our growth has been unprecedented in 2013 and I want to thank our fans for making that happen.”
Ken Lilly, mastermind behind Palisades Toy’s Muppet action figure line (and much more), is joining the ranks of PCSC to head up product development. With a colorful career marked with positions at Resaurus, Palisades, and The MVP Collection, Ken brings an invaluable catalogue of product design skills to the team. After a few years of focusing on his family and tackling freelance projects, Ken is ready to get back in the game.
“There are only a few people on the planet who could talk me out of semi-retirement, and one of those people is Jerry.” Lilly said.
Ken’s involvement seems to hint at PCSC getting into categories beyond statues and busts.