October 7th 2014: Dr. Robotnik!
Dr. Ivo Robotnik, otherwise known as Dr. Eggman, has been Sonic the Hedgehog's archenemy for 23 years, and in that time he's become one of the most popular and recognisable villains in video game history. With his enormous ego and larger than life personality, it's only fitting that Dr Robotnik is the biggest statue we've ever produced. He'll be joining Sonic, Tails and other characters in our Classic Sonic line.
DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT SIGNS LICENSING AGREEMENT WITH IAN FLEMING PUBLICATIONS LTD., PLANS TO BRING BRITISH ICON JAMES BOND 007 TO COMIC BOOKS, GRAPHIC NOVELS, AND DIGITAL COMICS IN 2015
October 7, 2014, Mt. Laurel, NJ: Dynamite Entertainment, a leading publisher of English language comic books and graphic novels, is proud to announce their partnership with Ian Fleming Publications Ltd. (IFPL), the company that owns and administers the literary copyright of Ian Fleming's published works, including his fourteen James Bond books.
Under their agreement, negotiated by Jonny Geller of Curtis Brown, Dynamite has been granted worldwide rights to publish comic books, digital comics, and graphic novels starring 007, Fleming's iconic secret agent will re-live the exploits that have thrilled and captivated fans for over half a century in fresh visual adaptations of the classic Bond stories.
October 2014 - Funko has announced a new type of POP! vinyl figures, the Pocket POP! 3-packs in window tin packaging.
Each figure is 1.5 inches tall.
The Frozen set will be available in December 2014.
The other sets shown here will be arriving in stores in January 2015. Look for The Walking Dead, DC Comics, Game of Thrones, and My Little Pony.
K'NEX® Announces The "K'NEX-A-Day Giveaway" Sweepstakes
One Random Fan Will Win a K'NEX Building Set Each Day Now Through October 28th
Hatfield, PA, October, 2014 - K'NEX, the only U.S. construction toy company focused on Building Worlds Kids Love®, is pleased to announce the "K'NEX-A-Day Giveaway", a month long sweepstakes open to K'NEX fans ages 7+.
During the K'NEX-A-Day Giveaway, K'NEX fans can log on to knex.com and enter for their chance to win a K'NEX building set. The sweepstakes features four different K'NEX building sets, with a different building set being given away each week. Each day, one randomly selected entrant will be chosen to win that week's prize. Fans simply visit http://www.knex.com/contest/knex-a-day/ to enter.
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® 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."
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!
Marvel Minimates Series 57 Guardians of the Galaxy Movie Asst.
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!
Marvel Minimates Series 58 X-Men: Days of Future Past Asst.
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.
October 7, 2014 - (Sponsor Announcement) - Online retailer BigBadToyStore.com has several items of interest to collectors:
150 Featured Sale Items on Sale! Great figures from Transfomers, Marvel, DC, Video Games, Third Party, And Much More!
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.
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.