Toys'R'Us Great Trade-In Event

Toys"R"Us, Inc. Urges Parents and Caregivers to Help Remove Unsafe Items From the Marketplace During Upcoming 'Great Trade-In' Event

Since its Inception, the 'Great Trade-In' Event Has Successfully Removed Approximately 600,000 Products from Homes, Garages and Attics

WAYNE, N.J., Jan. 25, 2012 -- Toys"R"Us, Inc. today issued a new call to action for customers to rid their homes of potentially unsafe old and second-hand baby products and exchange them for savings on a new item during the "Great Trade-In" event. This national safety program, first introduced in August 2009, draws attention to certain used baby products that can carry potential hazards, but are still in circulation, making them poor candidates to be handed down or resold. In fact, according to product safety advocacy organization Kids In Danger, recalled products that have not yet been removed from homes and other facilities have continued to cause harm to infants and children.

Bowen, The Munsters, Evil Dead, LDD 23, DC Direct at Urban-Collector

January 23, 2012 - (Sponsor Announcement) - Online retailer Urban-Collector has several new items of interest to collectors:

This week we are featuring new pre-orders including Batman B&W New 52 statue, Bowen Designs statues and Black Widow Covert Ops Bishoujo!

Featured Pre-Orders

Eddie & Marilyn Munster Action Figures

munsters action figures

Eddie and Marilyn Munster Are the Next Two Munsters Toys from DST!

January 2012 - By now, Munster fans have likely picked up the first three Munsters action figures from Diamond Select Toys: Herman, Lily and Grandpa. Well, your family is about to get bigger! Lily and Herman's werewolf son Eddie Munster and his older cousin Marilyn Munster are the next two family members to arrive, and they'll be sharing a two-pack when they hit stores this summer! Sculpted by Jean St. Jean, the figures are in the same 7-inch scale as the previous figures, and are based on the likenesses of actors Butch Patrick and Pat Priest. Plus, they come with two keen accessories -- Eddie's stuffed animal Wolfy and the collar for their giant dragon, Spot! Pre-order your set from your local comic shop or online retailer today!

Feb 10-12: Star Wars 3D Special Events

Star Wars 3D Special Events

Celebrate Star Wars™: Episode I The Phantom Menace As it Returns to Theatres in Spectacular RealD® 3D with Exclusive Activities and Giveaways at AMC® Theatres

AMC Theatres to host special events and Hasbro giveaways during opening weekend, February 10-12

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (January 23, 2012) The first chapter of the Star Wars Saga arrives in theatres for the first time ever in 3D starting February 10, and AMC theatres across the country are celebrating the occasion with plans to make opening weekend one for fans and families to remember!

To mark the return of Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace to theatres, now in immersive 3D, kids, collectors and Star Wars fans of all ages will receive an all-new Hasbro Star Wars Fighter Pod with the purchase of each RealD 3D ticket for Episode I, all weekend long, February 10-12 only at AMC theatres (limit one per ticket, while supplies last).

Hunger Games, E.T., Marvel Minimates, Munsters at Big Bad Toy Store

Big Bad Toy Store

January 21, 2012 - (Sponsor Announcement) - Online retailer has several items of interest to collectors:

Diamond Select:
Minimates Wave 45 - Avengers
Amazing Spider-Man - Spider-Man & Lizard
Marvel Minimates Fear Itself Set
Iron Man Neon Sign
Marvel vs Capcom Minimates Wave 3
Munsters Eddie & Marilyn 2-Pack

NECA - E.T. 30th Anniversary Set

NECA Hunger Games Figures - Katniss, Peeta, Gale

12" Robby the Robot - X-Plus - $149.99

Gold Play Arts Master Chief

James Bond Replica - Goldeneye - Factory Entertainment

JOElanta Toy Show March 18th

Ladies and Gentlemen! Boys and Girls! Children of all ages!

January 2012 - We are happy to announce the 12th annual JOElanta GI Joe, Action Figure and General Toy Show taking place on Sunday March 18th from 10 am-4pm at the Marriott Century Center, 2000 Century Center Blvd NE, Atlanta, GA 30345

- 1st 100 kids get a FREE TOY!
- Special guests: GI Joe Real American Hero creator Larry Hama, GI Joe artist Tom Feister and members of the Walking Dead cast
- Over 150 tables jam packed with GI Joes, Barbie, Dragon, Marx, Comics, Games, Transformers, Mego, Star Wars, Star Trek, Die Cast, Monster Toys and much more!
- Huge Show Diorama
- Custom figure and vehicle contest open for all to enter to win prizes
- Hourly Door Prizes

Special Commanders Packages available for Saturday Activities to include: Toy Trivia at the Bar, Lobby Swap, Film Festival, Q&A with Larry Hama, Parachute Drop and musical performance by the band Radio Cult. Also included is this year's exclusive show custom flocked figure and uniform set for the Kronos Adventurer (Time Traveler)

DC Entertainment Reveals New Brand Identity


BURBANK, Calif., Jan. 19, 2012 -- DC Entertainment, a Warner Bros. Entertainment company and home to iconic brands DC Comics, Vertigo and MAD, revealed today a new brand identity. The new identity is reflective of the company's mission to fully realize the value of a rich portfolio of brands, stories and characters, distinguished by incredible breadth and depth across publishing, media and merchandise. A new logo for DC Comics was also introduced, closely aligning with DC Entertainment's new mark.


Toy Recalls for Week of January 16, 2012

January 19, 2012 - 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.

Giant Bicycle Recalls Two Models; Forks Can Break Causing Fall Hazard

Hasbro Expands Marvel Super Hero Adventures

Hasbro and Marvel 'Hero Up' in 2012 with Expanded Line Based on 'MARVEL SUPER HERO SQUAD'

Super Hero Adventures, Based On the Hit 'Super Hero Squad' Cartoon Coming to The Hub, Will Debut New Action Figures, Playsets and Plush at New York Toy Fair

PAWTUCKET, R.I. -- January 18, 2012 -- Hasbro, Inc. continues to grow and expand its long-term strategic partnership with Marvel Entertainment, LLC, as the global branded play company announces an expanded line of products in its MARVEL SUPER HERO ADVENTURES line. The MARVEL SUPER HERO ADVENTURES brand, which launched under the PLAYSKOOL banner in Fall 2011 based on the popular MARVEL SUPER HERO SQUAD animated program, will bring new excitement from the MARVEL Super Hero Universe to preschoolers and fans of all ages in 2012.

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