Cheerios® Serves Spoonfuls of Stories® for the 11th Year to Get Books into the Hands of Children
For the first time, Spoonfuls of Stories® expands to include chapter books for older children
MINNEAPOLIS, April 25, 2013 -- Furthering its commitment to nourish children's bodies and minds, Cheerios® is expanding its Spoonfuls of Stories® to reach older kids for the first time in the history of the 11-year program.
As it has for the past decade, Cheerios® Spoonfuls of Stories® will provide eight million bilingual children's books free inside specially marked cereal boxes. In addition, 3 million chapter books for older children will be included in specially marked boxes of Honey Nut Cheerios® for the very first time.
"Star Trek" Fans Unite: Roddenberry Entertainment Joins Wikia to Launch Ultimate "Star Trek" Fan Portal
Fans to Receive Unprecedented Access to Never Before Seen Materials From Roddenberry Archives
SAN FRANCISCO, April 25, 2013 -- Wikia.com, the world's leading collaborative media company and home to many of the Web's largest social communities, in partnership with Roddenberry Entertainment, today announced the launch of the ultimate, online "Star Trek" community portal. Trek Initiative (http://www.trekinitiative.wikia.com) will offer a gateway for the millions of "Star Trek" fans to gather, collaborate and communicate around everything Trek, as well as secure exclusive content and share local community happenings with one another.
To celebrate the partnership, Wikia will host Eugene "Rod" Roddenberry, the son of legendary "Star Trek" creator Gene Roddenberry and president of Roddenberry Entertainment, as its guest of honor at today's VIP Party at The Paris Club, to kick-off the Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo (C2E2).
Marvel Select Nightcrawler Action Figure Bamfs into Comic Shops!
May 2013 - Guten tag! If you're anything like us, you learned all of your German (and Russian, and French) from comic books, and the international members of the X-Men were your professors. Today, Diamond Select Toys is shipping their latest 7-inch Marvel Select action figure, the teleporting German acrobat Nightcrawler, to comic shops and specialty stores across the U.S., and it is unglaublich! (That's German for "Incredible.") With 16 points of articulation, he can strike all sorts of dynamic poses, and a wire-poseable tail allows him to hang from the nearest Danger Room obstacle. The figure comes packaged with a purple teleportation base in the Select line's shelf-friendly display packaging. And it will look amazing crouching alongside the rest of your Select X-Men, (bleep) wahr? Check out some action photos below, and pick one up today!
Diamond Select Toys Teams Up with Warner Bros. Consumer Products to Create Collectibles Based on the DC Comics 1960s Batman Classic TV Series
"Sock! Pow! Whap!"
April 2013 - 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.
A NEW ERA OF HALO® COMICS BEGINS AT DARK HORSE!
One of the most iconic video game franchises in history comes to the number-one publisher of licensed comics!
CHICAGO, IL, APRIL 26 – Dark Horse continues in the tradition of bringing only the biggest and best characters and story lines to comics with the announcement of the Halo: Initiation miniseries, launching in August! This exciting new miniseries will be written by Halo 4 writer and comics veteran Brian Reed, with art by Marco Castiello (Secret Invasion: Front Line, Star Wars: Purge)!
Before she was a supersoldier defending humanity as part of the Spartan-IV program, Sarah Palmer was an ODST - Orbital Drop Shock Trooper - carrying out the most dangerous missions behind enemy lines! See how she became the first Spartan-IV commander in this must-read series for fans of Halo 4 and the Halo franchise!
Utinni! Exclusive Star Wars Jawa Bank Offered at C2E2 This Weekend!
April 2013 - Think you've gotten all of the surprising Star Wars news you can handle this year? Well brace yourself for more! Diamond Select Toys will offer an exclusive variant of their vinyl Jawa bank at C2E2, the Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo, this weekend! That's right, only 250 have been made, and they're all in Chicago right now!
The variants which costs $22, depicts the 1/4 scale Jawa holding an ion blaster, instead of the regular edition's restraining bolt caller. As used by the Jawas in Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope, the ionization blaster fires a bolt that disrupted electrical systems, temporarily shutting down droids which they would then claim under Tatooine salvage laws.
Only 250 of this vinyl bank were made, so get to C2E2 ASAP, or find someone who's already there to pick one up for you!
April 26, 2013 - 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.
April 26, 2013 - (Sponsor Announcement) - Online retailer BigBadToyStore.com has several items of interest to collectors:
Encore: #23 Fortress Maximus - In Stock Now - $329.99
Figuarts Zero - Sigma Action Figure (Tamashii Web Exclusive)
New Japanese Exclusives - Bandai & More
Sideshow Darth Malgus 12" Figure
Real Masterpiece 1/6 Michael Jordan - Series 01 - #23 Road Edition - Red Jersey - UPDATED IMAGES
Mass Effect 3 Geth Pulse Rifle Full Scale Replica (LE 500)
Resident Evil 6: Chris Redfield Figure - Capcom
April 2013 - Funko has announced four 7-inch plushies based on The Walking Dead.
Expect to see these cuddly versions of Daryl Dixon, Rick Grimes, Bicycle Girl, and Well Zombie in stores around July 1st.
New ThunderCats Get New Minimates in the Thundercats Ho! Box Set!
April 2013 - Fan reaction to Icon Heroes' line of Classic ThunderCats Minimates has been phenomenal, and Art Asylum has been putting everything they have into their designs for the two-inch mini-figure line. Now, they've put together a brand-new box set based on the TV-movie ThunderCats Ho!, and Icon Heroes is making this set more widely available than ever!
Featuring "new" ThunderCats Bengali, Lynx-O, Pumyra and Ratar-O, as well as a non-poseable minifigure of the Berbil named Ro-Bear Bert, this box set is available to all comic shops and specialty store retailers through Diamond Comic Distributors' Previews catalog. Now available for pre-order, the set will ship in the fall.