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Diamond Select Toys is Bustin' Up New York Comic Con!

Diamond Select Toys

Diamond Select Toys is Bustin' Up New York Comic Con!

October 2014 - New York Comic Con kicks off October 9th, and Diamond Select Toys is ready and raring to go, with panels, signings, activities and giveaways scheduled for all four days of the convention. So if you're going to be at the Jacob Javits Center in New York City between October 9 and 12, stop by booth #1736 to see what new products are coming up, fill in holes in your collection from our company store, and pick up some free swag! Here's a full breakdown!

K'NEX: Fundraiser for Autism Speaks

K'NEX® BRANDS Launches Fundraising Initiative To Benefit Autism Speaks

10% of All Proceeds From 4th Quarter Online Sales Will Be Donated Directly To Autism Speaks

Hatfield, PA, October 2014 – K'NEX Brands, the only US construction toy company focused on Building Worlds Kids Love®, announced a fundraising initiative benefiting Autism Speaks. During the months of October, November and December, K'NEX is donating 10% of all net proceeds from knex.com directly to the organization, whose goal is to change the future for all who struggle with autism spectrum disorders.

"Every day we receive letters from parents with children on the spectrum who have used our building sets to express their passion and themselves," said Michael Araten, President and CEO of K'NEX Brands. "We're proud to support Autism Speaks as they address this global health challenge and work to find the missing pieces of the puzzle."

DST in Stores This Week: Guardians of the Galaxy, Aliens and Ninja Turtles

In Stores This Week: Guardians of the Galaxy, Aliens and Ninja Turtles!

October 2014 - There's a whole legion of strange invaders hitting comic shops and specialty stores this Wednesday from Diamond Select Toys! Brand-new Guardians of the Galaxy Minimates are finally landing, as well as Aliens Minimates, a new Aliens Bottle Opener and a Ninja Turtles Bottle Opener! Read on for more details, and find your nearest store at the Comic Shop Locator!

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Marvel Minimates Series 57 Guardians of the Galaxy Movie Asst.

X-Men Movie (and Comic) Minimates in Stores

On Sale This Week: X-Men Movie (and Comic) Minimates!

October 2014 - Marvel's mightiest mutants have been shrunk to only 2 inches tall! Can they escape the comic shop and find their way into the collections of X-Men Fans everywhere? It's an episode we could only call "New Toy Day!" With two full assortments of Marvel Minimates hitting comic shops and specialty stores this week – the first toys based on the movie X-Men: Days of Future Past and the comic book All-New X-Men – it's a great week to swing by your local comic shop and pick up some mini-mutants! Read on for more details, then re-enact your favorite scenes from the movie and the comic in a very, very small area!

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Marvel Minimates Series 58 X-Men: Days of Future Past Asst.

Toy Pizza Episode 36: Marvel & Avengers

October 2014 - The Toy Pizza series on YouTube has a new season and a new, longer format.

Episode 36 features toys based on Marvel characters and a look ahead at Avengers 2.

The Toy Pizza team posts shorter bonus videos throughout the week, so be sure to subscribe so you don't miss anything.

Transformers, Iron Man, NECA, Bandai JP, LotR, Simpsons, MOTU, Star Wars at Big Bad Toy Store

Big Bad Toy Store

October 7, 2014 - (Sponsor Announcement) - Online retailer BigBadToyStore.com has several items of interest to collectors:

Sale!
150 Featured Sale Items on Sale! Great figures from Transfomers, Marvel, DC, Video Games, Third Party, And Much More!
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/list.aspx?list=16673

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NEW PRE-ORDERS
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TRANSFORMERS X PLAYSTATION OPTIMUS PRIME
This new version of the Autobot leader transforms into an original Playstation. It comes with a "memory card" and is listed at $119.99.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=TAK11974&mode=re...

TAKARA TRANSFORMERS
A trio of ladies have gone up for pre-order. We have the Takara versions of Arcee, Chromia and Windblade listed at $29.99 each; they are expected to have deco differences from the domestic version, as they usually have.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/list.aspx?list=17114

Toy Pizza: Season Two

October 2014 - The Toy Pizza series on YouTube has a new season and a new, longer format.

Episode 33 features Mega Man toys.

Episode 34 features World of Nintendo toys.

Episode 35 features the Injustice Batman action figure and tips for attending New York Comic Con.

Transformers, Star Wars Black, TMNT, Avengers, Star Wars, Bruce Lee, Funko at Big Bad Toy Store

Big Bad Toy Store

October 2, 2014 - (Sponsor Announcement) - Online retailer BigBadToyStore.com has several items of interest to collectors:

Sale!
150 Featured Sale Items on Sale! Great figures from Transfomers, Marvel, DC, Video Games, Third Party, And Much More!
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/list.aspx?list=16673

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NEW ARRIVALS
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BBTS SHARED EXCLUSIVE LEADER CLASS GRIMLOCK & OPTIMUS PRIME TWO-PACK - PLATINUM EDITION
These figures have special Platinum Edition decos and Optimus comes with a sword and shield, while Grimlock has a club. This set is listed at $99.99.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=HAS24080&mode=re...

MAKETOYS QUANTRON SET
This set includes Celeritas, Blindfire, Overheat, Sonicdrill and Metalstorm, all of whom can combine into Quantron, who stands about 11" tall. The Quantron Set is listed at $429.99.

The Toy Insider's Top Holiday Toy Lists

Toy Insider Experts Name Top Holiday Toys in Their Hot 20 & Top Tech 12 Lists

NEW YORK, Sept. 23, 2014 -- The Toy Insider™, the leading holiday gift guide for toys and gifts, announces its Hot 20 and Top Tech 12 holiday toy lists, giving gift-givers a sneak peek at the must-have traditional and high-tech toys this holiday season. From Doc McStuffins to Elmo, Lego Fusion to LeapTV, each list includes top picks for kids of all ages. Covering a variety of play patterns, including classic toys and high-tech options, the Toy Insider gives parents and gift-givers a head start on finding the best toys for the holidays.

"Favorite characters, engaging play patterns, and terrific tech toys are key trends this holiday season. We believe in a 'well-balanced toy box,' and have selected an assortment of products that feed a child's development in different ways, from dolls and plush to robots and ride-ons," says Laurie Schacht, Toy Insider Mom. "But be sure to shop early -- many of these toys will sell out before the holidays arrive."

Toys'R'Us Announces the TRU Hot Toy List

Toys"R"Us® Unveils The 2014 #TRUHotToyList

Charm-azing Bracelets, Stretchy Heroes in a Half Shell, Little Chirping Love Birds, a Virtual Construction Set and 200 Pound-Towing Truck Are Among the Top Toys Named to the Company's Annual and Industry-Leading Gift List

WAYNE, N.J., Sept. 16, 2014 -- With the holiday shopping season approaching, Toys"R"Us® today revealed its highly anticipated 2014 Holiday Hot Toy List. The annual list of 36 items, determined by Toys"R"Us play experts after months of extensive research, is packed with a wide range of brand new toys, games and other playthings expected to be at the top of kids' wish lists this year. For the full list, visit Toysrus.com/HotToys or follow the conversation on social media using the hashtag, #TRUHotToyList.

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