January 29, 2014 - (Sponsor Announcement) - Online retailer BigBadToyStore.com has several items of interest to collectors:
TRANSFORMERS MASTERPIECE MP-18 BLUESTREAK EXCLUSIVE
This listing is for an exclusive repaint of the MP-18 Masterpiece Bluestreak. We currently do not have any information about the specific colors or deco of this repaint, information will be added as it becomes available. Preorders are open at $84.99
TRANSFORMERS GENERATIONS DELUXE SERIES 05 CASE, SET
The first of two new Deluxe Generations assortments includes Arcee and Chromia. These two lovely ladybots are available at $31.99 for the Set of 2; they are also available in the Case Assortment - three each of Arcee and Chromia and one each of Scoop and Waspinator - for $114.99.
Pretty Ugly LLC™ and Howard Keys Enter Into License Agreement
Green Brook, NJ, January 27, 2014 - Pretty Ugly, LLC™, owner of the UGLYDOLL® grants license to Howard Keys to produce keys, key chains and lanyards in North America, Canada and selected International Territories.
"The key to success is introducing a practical and comical way to avoid misplacing your house keys. So, we're introducing hilarious character branded keys and lanyards," said Alita Friedman, Chief Operating Officer.
Howard Keys Owner and CEO Howard Goldberg states, "We are excited about adding Uglydoll keys to our lineup and look forward to introducing to the marketplace a highly unique and creative line of keys."
About Howard Keys
Howard Keys is the #1 supplier of printed keys for the North American market including keys from Disney, Hello Kitty, Lucasfilm Star Wars, Betty Boop, Elvis Presley, Garfield and others.
About Pretty Ugly, LLC/UGLYDOLL
January 2014 - Funko has announced a series of POP! Television vinyl figures based on Teen Titans Go!
Expect to see Raven, Starfire, Beast Boy, Robin, and Cyborg in stores soon.
Live Nation Merchandise and Pretty Ugly SHOUT IT OUT LOUD with a KISS + UGLYDOLL MASHUP!
LOS ANGELES, Jan. 28, 2014 -- KISS, the most influential rock band of all time and UGLYDOLL, the ubiquitous, artist created lifestyle brand, has announced a partnership, to create a global, co-branded collaboration. UGLYDOLL'S unique aesthetic, famous for defining 'ugly' as distinctive and unique, will be combined with the iconic style of KISS band members to create a set of plush collectibles. Additional categories of merchandise will be developed for release in 2014.
January 27, 2014 - (Sponsor Announcement) - Online retailer BigBadToyStore.com has several items of interest to collectors:
MP-14 MASTERPIECE RED ALERT - 2ND PRODUCTION RUN
With a confirmed 2nd production run, those who missed out the first time will have a chance to pick up this great figure. Red Alert is listed at $79.99.
MARVEL LEGENDS INFINITE SERIES - THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2 WAVE 02 - CASE, SET
This Wave 02 Case includes two each of Amazing and Superior Spider-Man figures as well as one each of Electro, Spider-Girl (Arana), Boomerang and Toxin; like the first wave, this case assortment is listed at $159.99. We also have a Set of 6 from this assortment - one each of all six different figures - and it is listed at $139.99.
January 26, 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.
Toys"R"Us® Builds Fan Excitement For The Upcoming Theatrical Release Of "The LEGO® Movie" With The Introduction Of All-New Products Inspired By The Highly Anticipated Film
The Toy Authority Constructs Dedicated Feature Shop and Plans Special Events in Stores Nationwide to Celebrate the First-Ever Full-Length Movie Based on the Iconic Brand
WAYNE, N.J., Jan. 21, 2014 -- In anticipation of the theatrical release of "The LEGO® Movie" on Friday, February 7, Toys"R"Us® will serve as a go-to destination for building enthusiasts excited to recreate their favorite scenes from the first-ever full-length LEGO adventure film. Customers will find the latest movie-inspired products in a dedicated feature shop in Toys"R"Us stores nationwide beginning Thursday, January 30. Additionally, these all-new items are now available online at www.Toysrus.com/LEGO. To help fans of all ages celebrate further, all Toys"R"Us stores will host a special event, as well as offer exciting gifts with purchase and a chance to win prizes, while supplies last.*
Coming Soon from DST: New Items from Sin City, Aliens, Kill Bill, Batman, Jay & Silent Bob and ASM2!
January 2014 - First! It's a huge month for Diamond Select Toys, with several new licenses making their debuts in Diamond Comics' Previews catalog. The February issue won't be out for a week or so, but retailers are already offering pre-orders on a bunch of new DST items, including the first Sin City and Amazing Spider-Man 2 Select figures, the first Aliens and Kill Bill Minimates, the first Batman bottle opener and the first Jay & Silent Bob Strike Back bank! It's a month of firsts! Check out what's coming and pre-order at your local comic shop, your favorite online retailer, or the DST Web store!
Jay & Silent Bob Minimates Dashboard Jesus & Mooby 2-Pack
The Superior Spider-Man Swings into Disney Stores as the Newest Marvel Select Figure
January 2014 - The new Marvel Select Winter Soldier action figure is officially a hit with collectors, and now Diamond Select and the Disney Store have unveiled their next exclusive collaboration! Starting this week, The Disney Store, DisneyStore.com and MarvelStore.com will offer an all-new Marvel Select figure: The Superior Spider-Man!
On Sale This Week: Star Trek, Knight Rider and The Walking Dead!
January 2014 - It's New Toy Day again, and two new electronic vehicles from Diamond Select Toys – one from the 1980s, the other from the 1980s by way of the 23rd century – are rolling into comic shops and specialty stores! Plus, the latest Walking Dead Bottle Opener has finally arrived! Check out what's new below, and visit www.comicshoplocator.com to find your nearest comic shop.
Star Trek IV Bounty Klingon Bird of Prey Electronic Starship