August 1, 2014 - 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.
July 2014 - The Toy Pizza series on YouTube has a new episode up!
Click here to check it out! This episode features expensive toys, including a 2009 Hot Toys Iron Man Mark III action figure and a prototype action figure from Dune.
July 30, 2014 - (Sponsor Announcement) - Online retailer BigBadToyStore.com has several items of interest to collectors:
TRANSFORMERS GIGANTIC MEGAZARAK FIGURE
The first of two 22.8" tall non-transforming figures is Megazarak, also known as Scorponok. He is done in green, purple and orange and comes with a gun and a shield. He is listed at $569.99, $20 off the MSRP.
TRANSFORMERS GIGANTIC BLACK ZARAK FIGURE
Black Zarak shares a body form with his moldmate Megazarak but is done in a black, orange and gold color scheme. He stands 22.8" tall as well, and is also listed at $569.99, $20 off the MSRP.
NEW WEAPON REPLICAS FROM THE HOBBIT FILMS, LOTR
July 23, 2014 - (Sponsor Announcement) - Online retailer BigBadToyStore.com has several items of interest to collectors:
ROBOCOP VS. THE TERMINATOR 7" VIDEO GAME SERIES 01, 02 - SETS, SINGLES
This line pits these two classic movie characters against one another in all-out battle. Series 01 includes the T-800 with Plasma Rifle at $16.99 and the T-800 Endoskeleton at $21.99, with the Set of 2 priced at $35.99. Series 02 goes to the other side of the battle and includes Flamethrower Robocop at $17.99 and Fire-Damage Robocop at $19.99, and once again the Set of 2 is priced at $35.99.
"MALEFICENT" 1/6 SCALE MOVIE MASTERPIECE MALEFICENT FIGURE
July 2014 - Diamond Comics has announced their top-selling items for the month of June 2014. Head over to the Diamond web site for more details and charts on all of the categories, but here are the top ten toys and the top ten games:
Top 10 Toys
1. DC Comics Bombshells: Black Canary Statue - DEC130358
2. DC Comics: The New 52 Justice League 7-Pack Box Set - NOV138235
3. Batman Black & White: Harley Quinn Statue - DEC130359
4. Marvel Select: Amazing Spider-Man 2 Action Figure - FEB142060
5. Marvel Select: Deadpool Action Figure - MAR101468
6. DC Comics Designer Series 1: Nightwing by Capullo Figure - NOV130286
7. DC Comics Cover Girls: Poison Ivy Statue - JAN140397
8. Marvel Select: Red Hulk Action Figure - MAR088262
9. DC Comics: The New 52: Earth-2 Thomas Wayne Batman Figure - JAN140394
10. DC Comics: Armored Wonder Woman Bishoujo Statue - NOV132032
Top 10 Games
1. Risk Legacy - JUN118204
Applehead Factory Announces their San Diego Comic Con Exclusive for 2014!
July 2014 - Applehead Factory is excited to reveal the details of their Teddy Scares/2014 San Diego Comic Con exclusive! This year, for the first time a 12" Teddy Scare will be made available exclusively at the event. Teddy Scares are back!! A set of 3 new bears will be available in the "Collector's Series" due this summer. To coincide with this release a special Edwin Morose will be available only at Comic Con. The SDCC version will have a special scarf.
Edwin has always been a fan favorite and will disappear quickly. He is limited to only 250 pieces. He is packaged in the classic 12" Teddy Scare windowed box. In addition to our SDCC Exclusive the new "Collector's Series" will be available. Stop by and get them while they last.
The Teddy Scares will be at Booth #4923.
See what Catwoman, Batgirl and Godzilla Have in Common in the July PREVIEWS Catalog
(BALTIMORE, MD) - (July 16, 2014) - MEDICOM Toys and Bear Model offer four new Sofubi characters in the July PREVIEWS catalog, featuring DC Comics' Batgirl and Catwoman and two Godzilla Vinyl Wars (GVW) figures available for fans and collectors to pre-order. Batgirl and Catwoman will release in late November and Godzilla figures are scheduled to release in January 2015 exclusively in comic book specialty shops.
Gotham City is known for its notorious heroes and villains, and fans of Batman characters can now collect one of each with the fearless DC Hero Sofubi Batgirl (Item Code: JUL142350, SRP: $79.99, Page 510) and DC Hero Sofubi Catwoman (Item Code: JUL142351, SRP: $79.99, Page 510). Crafted from soft vinyl to show greater detail, the Catwoman and Batgirl sofubi are unique treasures for collectors to find, as these sofubi are limited to 300 pieces.
Why So Serious? Get the July PREVIEWS Exclusive Joker Miracle Action Figure
(BALTIMORE, MD) - (July 14, 2014) - Re-create your favorite scenes from Heath Ledger's performance as the Joker with the PREVIEWS Exclusive Dark Knight Joker Miracle Action Figure (MAF EX) from MEDICOM Toy! The Joker Miracle Action Figure is available to pre-order from the July issue of PREVIEWS and will be released in comic book specialty shops in late April 2015.
Fans of Batman, the Joker and Heath Ledger's performance in The Dark Knight won't want to miss out on getting their own Dark Night Joker Miracle Action Figure (Item Code: APR148224, SRP: $49.99, Page 500) coming exclusively to comic book specialty shops. Standing just over 6" tall, this chilling reproduction of the sinister criminal includes alternate heads and hands, plus a full arsenal of weapons to recreate many of his signature moments from the film!
July 16th 2014: Guar Plush - As always, our team is working hard to deliver a number of products for eager fans. So far our various statues based on Bethesda's The Elder Scrolls have proven very popular, so now we'd like to introduce you to something a little different.
Joining our selection of statues is the adorable Guar Plush from The Elder Scrolls Online. The Guar is a friendly creature from the game, well known for carrying around all the extra equipment you need. And true to form our Guar plush is wearing a pack to do just that!
Also included is a free code for the PC/MAC version of the game that will allow players to obtain a Guar in the game.
The Guar is in stock now at our official website and can be purchased for just $19.99.
Until next time!
K'NEX® Announces The "Prepare for TITANFALL™ Giveaway"
Ten Random Fans Will Win a K'NEX TITANFALL Prize Pack And One Random Grand Prize Winner Will Win a Deluxe K'NEX TITANFALL Prize Pack
Hatfield, PA, July, 2014 – K'NEX, the only U.S. construction toy company focused on Building Worlds Kids Love®, is excited to announce the "Prepare for TITANFALL Giveaway", a 10-day long sweepstakes running on the K'NEX Facebook® page, open to U.S. fans 13 years of age or older.