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LEGO Star Wars: Droid Tales - Coming to Disney XD

LEGO Star Wars: Droid Tales, An All-New Series of Event Specials, Acquired by Disney XD

ENFIELD, Conn., Feb. 27, 2015 -- The LEGO Group, world renowned manufacturer of construction toys, today announced that Disney XD has acquired LEGO® Star Wars™: Droid Tales for airing later this year. The animated content series consists of five 22-minute episodes that re-tell the Star Wars saga in chronological order from Star Wars: The Phantom Menace up through Star Wars: Return of the Jedi. Disney XD is also currently home to the animated hit series Star Wars Rebels.

Kickstarter: Lost Protectors from Play With This Too

February 2015 - Fans of 6-inch action figures should head over to Kickstarter to check out the new campaign by Play With This Too. They have launched a campaign to create a series of action figures called Lost Protectors. The figures have interchangeable parts (via ball joint connectors) and plenty of accessories.

Kickstarter: Lost Protectors from Play With This Too - the campaign closes on March 29th.

Red Tiger FANtastic Exclusive Action Figures

February 2015 - We have been selling more Raavia action figures than usual lately, due to the Four Horsemen's latest Kickstarter project, so I wanted to bring the link back to the front page to make them easier for you to find.

Raavia - Red Tigers on our eCrater store

Unfortunately, we are SOLD OUT of Shield of Draumm (Hippo) action figures and the Red Minotaur action figures.

Toy Recalls for Week of February 23, 2015

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February 27, 2015 - 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.

- SCOTT Recalls Vanish Evo Bicycle Helmets Due to Head Injury Hazard

Four Horsemen at Long Beach Comic Expo

FOUR HORSEMEN TO APPEAR AT LONG BEACH COMIC EXPO!!

February 2015 - This coming Saturday, February 28th and Sunday, March 1st, Four Horsemen Toy Design will be making an appearance at the Long Beach Comic Expo in Long Beach, CA.

Besides having their own panel at 4pm on Sunday, they'll be at the KRCO booth (#504) all weekend showing off some of the incredible work that they're currently doing, including some new Mythic Legions prototypes that have never been seen in person outside their studios!

So if you're going to be in the area this weekend, be sure to drop by to say hey, have a chat and get a look at some of these amazing action figure prototypes up close! To get your tickets for the show, just go here - http://www.longbeachcomicexpo.com

Star Wars Black, Breaking Bad, Transformers Masterpiece, ARH Statues, DC, The Hobbit, Aliens at Big Bad Toy Store

Big Bad Toy Store

February 25, 2015 - (Sponsor Announcement) - Online retailer BigBadToyStore.com has several items of interest to collectors:

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2015 STAR WARS BLACK 6" SERIES 02
The newest figures to the 6" Star Wars Black series have just gone up for preorder. Series 02 brings you Clone Commander Cody, Episode V IG-88, and Episode VI Leia in Boushh Disguise. These awesome figures are available in a case of 4 for $79.99; a set of 3 for $69.99; and individual listings for Commander Cody at $19.99 and Leia in Boushh Disguise for $25.99.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/search.aspx?search=2015%20star%20wars...

FRANK FRAZETTA STATUES

Toy Pizza Episode 54: Megaman, Mezco's Batman

February 2015 - The Toy Pizza series on YouTube has a new episode online!

Episode 54 features a look at several Megaman action figures.

Episode 53 featured a look at the fancy new Batman action figures from Mezco.

New Funko, DC Collectibles, Diamond Select, Starcraft, Terminator, Transformers at Big Bad Toy Store

Big Bad Toy Store

February 20, 2015 - (Sponsor Announcement) - Online retailer BigBadToyStore.com has several items of interest to collectors:

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TONS OF NEW FUNKO
We have listed an incredibly huge amount of new items from Funko that includes a couple of new lines and a bunch of new properties. Check out the new 8" Vinyl Idolz stylized line that includes figures from Ghostbusters, Back to the Future, Young Frankenstein, The Walking Dead, and more; including the new Shogun Boba Fett. Legacy Collection Fans can now get their hands on the crew of the Serenity—including an exclusive version of Jayne Cobb, along with characters from Evolve and the Rocketeer. Find a huge lineup of ReAction Retro figures including Breaking Bad, Fight Club, Jaws, Gremlins, Fifth Element, Terminator 2, Karate Kid and more. And new in the Pop! lineup, find Harry Potter, Futurama, Battlestar Galactica, Star Trek TNG, The Munsters and more.

February 2015 Fast Food Toys Round-up

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February 20, 2015 - We made one trip to McDonald's last month, hoping to pick up a few of the Sweethearts plush toys, but ended up with a Pete the Cat book instead. The book came with cardboard sunglasses which were quickly lost. The callout on the front of the book leads to a Pete the Cat page on the Harper Collins site - it has an animated version of the book and several activities.

Let's see what's out there in restaurants this month! (More after the jump)

A quick check of the web sites for the more popular fast food restaurants reveals the following:

- McDonald's has SpongeBob Movie straw topper toys in their Happy Meals. The next promotion shown is a joint promo of HotWheels and Barbie.

The McDonald's McPlay app now has free ebooks in it as well as a game. The ebooks are also available on their web site.

The Simpsons 25th Anniversary Wave 5 Action Figures

The Simpsons 25th Anniversary Wave 5 Action Figures Revealed!

Hillside, NJ – February 18, 2015 – The National Entertainment Collectibles Association (NECA), an entertainment conglomerate and global leader in licensed consumer goods, in partnership with Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products, announced today the next line-up of celebrities as part of THE SIMPSONS exclusive "25 of the Greatest Guest Stars" program. The fifth installment of talent in this limited-edition boutique collection includes Matt Groening, Lenny Kravitz, Adam West, Stan Lee and Tom Petty. In addition, the fourth wave of celebrity figures and merchandise featuring Buzz Aldrin, Tom Jones, Elvis Costello, Weird Al and Aerosmith is now available at various retailers, including Toys"R"Us stores nationwide and online at Toysrus.com, as well as Hastings.

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