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Toy Recalls for Week of June 16, 2014

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June 20, 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.

- Reebok-CCM Recalls Throat Collars Due to Laceration Hazard

June 2014: Toys on Kickstarter, Part 2

June 2014 - Another week, another nifty batch of action figures and toys Kickstarter!

- Sculptor Rocco Tartamella has a campaign to produce a 7-inch action figure of the Archangel Michael. The figure will have a 20-inch wingspan. The stretch goal is a demon action figure for Michael to fight. This campaign closes on July 18th.

- Generation Grit is a series of action figures with inspirational stories for boys. Each 1/6th scale figure (10-5/8" tall, as each figure will be of a child) will come with a book about his adventures, as well as with an interesting variety of detailed accessories. The first figure will be Mac Mason. The Generation Grit campaign ends on July 3rd.

Toy Pizza: Episode 20

June 2014 - The Toy Pizza series on YouTube has a new episode up!

Click here to check it out! This episode features Super Mario toys from today and the past few decades.

Sideshow's Life-Size Han Solo in Carbonite Contest

June 18, 2014 - Sideshow Collectibles has a new contest going, and it is a doozy - the prize is a life-size Han Solo in Carbonite!

One person will win the life-size Han and a second person will win a prize pack of (smaller) Han Solo items. Enter by August 15, 2014.

DBZ, Batman, Marvel, DC, Diablo III, Titanfall, Minimates, Transformers, GI Joe, Mortal Kombat at Big Bad Toy Store

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June 18, 2014 - (Sponsor Announcement) - Online retailer BigBadToyStore.com has several items of interest to collectors:

BigBadToyStore will be at Botcon! Stop by and say hello if you'll be at the show.

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NEW PRE-ORDERS
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DRAGONBALL Z FUNKO POP! FIGURES
Super Saiyan Goku, Vegeta, Piccolo, Perfect Cell and Frieza figures are now up for preorder! Each figure is listed at $9.99.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/search.aspx?search=funko%20dragonball

DIABLO III SHADOW DIABLO ACTION FIGURE
The blue Shadow Diablo figure stands over 9" tall and has a poseable tail that's over 12" long. It is hand-painted, featuring over 25 points of articulation, and is listed at $24.99, $5 off MSRP.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/search.aspx?search=neca%20diablo

NEW TRANSFORMERS RESCUE BOTS, HERO MASHERS

June 2014 Fast Food Toys Round-up

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June 16, 2014 - Once again, the boy made just one visit to fast food in the past month, scoring a pair of Pokemon toys at McDonald's. He also talked me into a set of Burger King's Tom and Jerry toys via eBay.

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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 toys from How to Train Your Dragon 2 in their Happy Meals. The next promotion shown is a joint promo of Mario Kart 8 and Teenie Beanie Boos.

Their McPlay app now has free ebooks in it as well as a game. The ebooks are also available on their web site.

Batman Animated Series Robin, the Joker, Man-Bat and Poison Ivy Action Figures

June 2014 - DC Collectibles - BATMAN ANIMATED SERIES ROBIN, THE JOKER, MAN-BAT AND POISON IVY ACTION FIGURES

Based on the designs from the hit shows Batman: The Animated Series and New Batman Adventures comes the next wave of your favorite characters: Robin, The Joker, Man-Bat and Poison Ivy!

Each figure comes with a display base and episode specific accessories!

EACH FIGURE SOLD SEPARATELY

$24.95 US
On Sale December 2014
Allocations May Occur

BATMAN: THE ANIMATED SERIES ROBIN - 5.25" TALL
22 POINTS OF ARTICULATION
EPISODE: ROBIN'S RECKONING PT. 1
ACCESSORIES INCLUDE:

  • Bola
  • Additional Hands
  • Additional Cape
  • Grappling Gun

BATMAN: THE ANIMATED SERIES THE JOKER - 6.25" TALL
18 POINTS OF ARTICULATION
EPISODE: THE LAST LAUGH
ACCESSORIES INCLUDE:

  • Helmet
  • Make Up Sponge
  • Knife
  • Pearl Necklace
  • Telescope
  • Joker Card
  • Brick
  • Additional Hands
  • Comb

Batman: Arkham Origins Batman, Deathstroke, Black Mask and the Joker Action Figure 4-Pack

June 2014 - DC Collectibles - BATMAN: ARKHAM ORIGINS BATMAN, DEATHSTROKE, BLACK MASK AND THE JOKER ACTION FIGURE 4-PACK

Batman is joined by three of his deadliest adversaries, Deathstroke, Black Mask and The Joker-in the latest 4-Pack based on their designs from the hit video game Batman: Arkham Origins. Featuring new Batman hand sculpt and Remote Claw accessory!

$59.95 US
On Sale December 2014
Allocations May Occur

BATMAN - 6.75"
DEATHSTROKE - 6.75"
BLACK MASK - 6.75"
THE JOKER - 6.7"

Batman: Black & White Batman and the Joker by Dick Sprang Statues

June 2014 - DC Collectibles - BATMAN: BLACK & WHITE BATMAN AND THE JOKER BY DICK SPRANG STATUES

BASED ON THE ART OF DICK SPRANG
SCULPTED BY TONY CIPRIANO AND JOSH SUTTON

Legendary Batman artist Dick Sprang enters the world of Batman: Black & White with these terrific statues of the Dark Knight and his greatest foe, The Joker.

Limited Edition of 5,200

Batman Measures Approximately 7.75" Tall.
The Joker Measures Approximately 7" Tall.

EACH STATUE SOLD SEPARATELY

$79.95 US
On Sale December 2014
Allocations May Occur

Batman and Superman Wood Figures

June 2014 - DC Collectibles - BATMAN AND SUPERMAN WOOD FIGURES

Your favorite Super Heroes get a unique wooden makeover with this all-new line of Wood Figures! Mix, match, and swap arms, legs and heads with these fun-filled new figures carved from eco-friendly Rubberwood!

Measures Approximately 4" Tall

EACH FIGURE SOLD SEPARATELY

$12.95 US
On Sale December 2014
Allocations May Occur

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