Hasbro Announces New ANGRY BIRDS™ STELLA TELEPODS™ Line Based on the New Brand from Rovio Entertainment
PAWTUCKET, R.I. -- February 13, 2014 -- Hasbro, Inc. today announced the new ANGRY BIRDS STELLA: TELEPODS product line in conjunction with the recently announced ANGRY BIRDS STELLA, the newest brand from Rovio Entertainment featuring the popular Stella character and her fierce flock of friends. Introduced last fall with Rovio's ANGRY BIRDS STAR WARS II® and ANGRY BIRDS GO!, TELEPODS is a gaming platform for the mobile generation that allows fans to play in both the physical and digital space through seamless integration into top-tier apps. Using the TELEPODS platform, kids will be able to "teleport" Stella and her friends into Rovio's upcoming ANGRY BIRDS STELLA game using their smart devices and unlock exciting features and content.
FUNKO TO LAUNCH HIKARI JAPANESE VINYL IN 2014
LYNNWOOD, WA – February 16, 2014 – Funko is set to launch Hikari Japanese Vinyl in Spring/Summer 2014.
Hikari is a highly collectible line of clear Sofubi vinyl inspired by Japanese Vinyl Figures. Each piece will be hand numbered and limited edition. Hikari comes packaged in a special edition clear tube with an on/off LED light to display these one of a kind figures!
Batman and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles will be the first licenses released in the Hikari line with more properties such as Star Wars, Marvel, Ghostbusters, and many more to follow in 2014.
Batman Hikari Japanese Vinyl
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Hikari Japanese Vinyl
FUNKO ANNOUNCES LICENSING AGREEMENT WITH WIZARDS OF THE COAST TO PRODUCE MAGIC: THE GATHERING PLANESWALKER FIGURES
LYNNWOOD, WA – February 16, 2014 – Funko is excited to announce a new licensing agreement with Wizards of the Coast, Inc., a subsidiary of Hasbro, Inc. (NYSE: HAS) to produce Magic: The Gathering Planeswalker figures for their popular Pop! Vinyl Figures and new Legacy Collection Action Figures lines.
"We are deeply honored and very excited that Wizards of the Coast chose Funko as a partner to develop truly cool collectibles for Magic: The Gathering. I know the fans of Magic have been waiting nearly 20 years to get their hands on some fantastic Action Figures and stylized Vinyl figures. I promise that we won't disappoint them!" said Brian Mariotti, CEO of Funko.
February 14, 2014 - (Sponsor Announcement) - Online retailer BigBadToyStore.com has several items of interest to collectors:
BIOSHOCK INFINITE BENJAMIN FRANKLIN "HEAVY HITTER" PATRIOT FIGURE
The next Bioshock Infinite figure from NECA is the Benjamin Franklin "Heavy Hitter" Patriot figure. It stands over 9" tall features incredible detail, from the massive Pepper-Mill gatling gun to the two flags of Columbia on its back. We have this figure listed at $34.99, $5 off MSRP.
HYBRID METAL FIGURATION #010 - IRON MAN MARK XLII
This new Iron Man figure contains diecast material and includes alternate hands, Light-up effects and a special display base. It is finished in the traditional gold and red, and is listed at $149.99, although that may change (and likely decrease) once we have further information.
In Stores This Week: Captain America Minimates, Deadpool Bottle Opener, Mr. Spock Bank and Ghostbusters Minimates!
February 2014 - It's almost time for New York Toy Fair, when Diamond Select Toys will be showing off a bunch of awesome upcoming products, but today is New Toy Day, which means a bunch of awesome products are hitting stores right now! Check out the list of items based on Star Wars, Star Trek, Ghostbusters, Marvel Comics and Knight Rider, then track them down at your nearest comic shop! Whether it's Minimates, Banks or bottle openers, there's something for everybody!
Marvel Minimates Series 54 Captain America Asst.
Living Dead Dolls Prepare To Set World Record
February 2014 - New York - The Living Dead Dolls, a proprietary brand of Mezco Toyz, is approaching a milestone that makes other toy lines green with envy; The Living Dead Dolls are set to become the world's Longest Continually Produced Series Of Collectible Horror Themed Dolls.
First introduced in 1998, the Living Dead Dolls have seen countless other toy lines come and go. Of all the new toy lines introduced by various companies in 1998 only two others continue to be produced: a talking truck and a talking dinosaur.
The Living Dead Dolls are the creations of three men: Ed Long, Damien Glonek, and "Mez" Markowitz.
February 2014 - DC Collectibles has a nice batch of new products planned for display at the 2014 Toy Fair, and they've revealed the entire batch over on MTV!
Five words for why you need to go look: wood Superman and Batman figures.
February 12, 2014 - Right now, the premiums in the McDonald's Happy Meals are cups from The LEGO Movie. As you can almost see in these pictures, the cups are lenticular. They are also fairly sturdy, so it might be worth getting a full set via eBay. Speaking of eBay, the boy did talk me into a set of last month's Adventure Time toys and a set of the Build-A-Bear toys from December.
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 lenticular cups from The LEGO Movie in their Happy Meals. The next promotion shown is toys from Mr. Peabody & Sherman. Their McPlay app now has free ebooks in it as well as a game. The ebooks are also available on their web site.
FUNKO TO LAUNCH GAME OF THRONES LEGACY COLLECTION
New line of articulated action figures available now exclusively at Barnes & Noble stores nationwide
LYNNWOOD, WA – February 11, 2014 – Funko is excited to announce a new line of highly articulated action figures celebrating some of pop culture's biggest franchises. The hit HBO® series Game of Thrones® will be the first license released in the Legacy Collection, which is currently available exclusively in Barnes & Noble stores nationwide in time for the Game of Thrones: The Complete Third Season DVD release on February 18. It will follow at additional retail partners on March 4.
The first wave of the Game of Thrones Legacy Collection introduces some of the series' most popular characters. Each action figure will feature 20+ points of articulation and its own removable accessories.
Game of Thrones Legacy Collection
Jon Snow - The Jon Snow Legacy Action Figure is a 6" tall highly articulated action figure. The figure features Jon Snow's sword, Longclaw, as an accessory. Ages 17+.
MEGA Brands Announces Expansion of Nickelodeon Licensed Partnership with MEGA BLOKS SpongeBob SquarePants for Fall 2014
MONTREAL and NEW YORK, Feb. 11, 2014 - Gearing up for an exciting New York Toy Fair, MEGA Brands Inc. announces an expansion of their Mega Bloks kids' construction toys portfolio for 2014 with Nickelodeon's hit animated series, SpongeBob SquarePants. Toy insiders will get a preview of the new MEGA BLOKS construction line hitting stores this fall at the American International Toy Fair in New York City (Booth #751).
Mega Brands' licensed partnership with Nickelodeon is expanding to offer an exciting range of SpongeBob SquarePants construction toys for fans to build their favorite characters and their very own under-the-sea universe. Starting Fall 2014, kids can find Mega Bloks SpongeBob SquarePants in the construction toy aisle.