August 2013 News

NECA: Yu-Gi-Oh! Game Wallet Kickstarter

NATIONAL ENTERTAINMENT COLLECTIBLES ASSOCIATION AND 4K MEDIA INC. ANNOUNCE KICKSTARTER CAMPAIGN FOR EXCLUSIVE Yu-Gi-Oh! LICENSED GAME WALLET

Hillside, NJ - August 21, 2013 - Entertainment conglomerate National Entertainment Collectibles Association (NECA), alongside 4K Media Inc., the newly formed wholly-owned subsidiary of Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc., today launched a Kickstarter campaign for a Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Art branded Game Wallet designed by a fan vote exclusively for Kickstarter (See: http://neca.io/gamewallet).

"We are excited to deliver the world's finest game wallet designed specifically by Yu-Gi-Oh! players, for Yu-Gi-Oh! players," said Alexis Mueller, Director of Business and Legal Affairs at NECA.

"Yu-Gi-Oh! has an extremely dedicated and loyal fan base and we strive to continually meet their needs and expectations," said Jennifer Coleman, VP, Licensing & Marketing, 4KMedia. "We are proud to be able to work with NECA to get insight and opinions from Yu-Gi-Oh! players to create a product they have designed and are really looking forward to."

Diamond Select Products in the September 2013 Previews

New Diamond Select Products in the September 2013 Previews!

August 2013 - The print edition won't be out for a week or two, but the digital edition of Diamond Comic Distributors' Previews catalog is online, and retailers have already begun offering all of the great new products from DST! Check out what you can pre-order now below, and find your nearest comic shop at comicshoplocator.com!

MARVEL

Diamond Select Toys

Marvel Minimates Series 54 Captain America Asst.

The Walking Dead, DC Play Arts Kai, Display Cases, Pacific Rim, Star Trek, Transformers, GI Joe, Eaglemoss at Big Bad Toy Store

Big Bad Toy Store

August 15, 2013 - (Sponsor Announcement) - Online retailer BigBadToyStore.com has several items of interest to collectors:

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THE WALKING DEAD TV FIGURE SERIES 05 - CASE, SET, SINGLES
The newest Case assortment includes three each of Merle Walker and Glenn and two each of Maggie, Tyreese and Charred Walker; this assortment is priced at $159.99, $75 off the MSRP. We also have them listed as a Set of 5 for $69.99 ($20 off the MSRP), and singles are available of all five figures at $14.99 each.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/search.aspx?search=The%20Walking%20De...

DC UNIVERSE PLAY ARTS KAI SERIES 02 FIGURES
This second wave includes new versions of Batgirl and the Flash, along with a Previews Exclusive (LE 2500) Batman figure in a black and red costume. Each figure comes with one or more accessories and possibly a display stand, and each is listed at $79.99.

DST: Marvel Select Photo Contest

Diamond Select Toys

It's Time for a Mega-Sized Marvel Select Photo Contest!

August 2013 - Diamond Select's flagship action figure line, Marvel Select, has been around for 11 years, and in that time they've put out some pretty good-looking toys. But while the toys look good on their own, once you add dynamic poses, dramatic lighting and realistic environments, they look incredible! To honor the amateur photographers who make the Marvel Select line look even better with their amazing pictures, DST is holding a photo contest specifically for the Marvel Select line!

The grand prize will include:
- a rare variant Genis-Vell Captain Marvel figure (in-package)
- a Don Cheadle-signed Iron Man 2 War Machine figure (in-package)
- a prototype Fearsome Foes of Spider-Man Gift Set, with Spider-Man, Green Goblin, an unpainted blue Lizard prototype and an unpainted grey Agent Venom prototype (in mock-up packaging)
- an unpainted all-black Venom prototype (with all parts)

The Walking Dead - TV Series 05 at Big Bad Toy Store

Big Bad Toy Store

August 15, 2013 - (Sponsor Announcement) - Online retailer BigBadToyStore.com has several items of interest to collectors:

Just Listed! McFarlane brings us wave 5 of the excellent The Walking Dead TV Series. This wave features:

Glenn
Maggie
Merle Walker
Tyreese
Charred Walker

Singles ($14.99), Sets ($69.99), Cases ($159.99) are available here:
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/search.aspx?search=walking%20dead%2005

BigBadToyStore.com

Skylanders Sales Infographic

Skylanders™ Figures Outsold All Other Action-Figure Properties in U.S. and Europe Year-to-Date in 2013(1)

Skylanders Giants #1 best-selling console and hand-held video game in dollars in both U.S. and Europe year-to-date in 2013(2)

SANTA MONICA, Calif. -- August 15, 2013 -- Activision Publishing, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Activision Blizzard, Inc., announced today that Skylanders™ figures outsold all action-figure properties in the U.S. and Europe year-to-date in 2013 -- and the Skylanders property outpaced all toy properties overall in the U.K. year-to-date as of June 30, 2013.(1)

As of July 31, 2013, the Skylanders franchise has generated life-to-date more than $1.5 billion in worldwide retail sales(2); and year-to-date in 2013, in both North America and Europe, Skylanders Giants™ was the #1 best-selling console and hand-held game overall in dollars.(2)

B-Daman Toys & App Now Available

New B-DAMAN Toy Line and App from Hasbro Available Now Based on Animated Television Series Coming to Vortexx on the CW this Saturday

PAWTUCKET, R.I. - August 15, 2013 – Hasbro, Inc. is expanding on the animated series, B-DAMAN CROSSFIRE, for a complete B-DAMAN brand experience by bringing the excitement of the series to the physical and digital play space with a new B-DAMAN toy line and app. The all-new action packed animated series, B-DAMAN CROSSFIRE, will air during Saban Brands' Vortexx on The CW, the Saturday morning programming block beginning Saturday, August 17. Hasbro is working under license from newly established, Manhattan based rights management company, Sunrights Inc. and with a development and manufacturing collaboration with TOMY COMPANY, LTD on these products.

Star Wars, Predators, Gremlins, Hot Toys, Doctor Who, Man of Steel, Iron Man at Big Bad Toy Store

Big Bad Toy Store

August 15, 2013 - (Sponsor Announcement) - Online retailer BigBadToyStore.com has several items of interest to collectors:

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KENNER JUMBO 12" IMPERIAL SNOWTROOPER
Darth Vader's Hoth Snowtroopers are now available in Gentle Giant's recreation of the original Kenner 12" figures. This one comes with a laser rifle and is listed at $75.99, $9 off of the MSRP.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=GG10613&mode=retail

YODA HOTH STATUE
Based on the art of Genndy Tartakovsky and artwork of Adam Hughes, this 12" tall statue shows Yoda in a dark cloak with hood pulled up. This statue is meant to work with the upcoming Padme Amidala statue and is listed at $103.99, $11 off of the MSRP.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=GG10611&mode=retail

BOBA FETT HOLIDAY SPECIAL ANIMATED MAQUETTE

Toy Recalls for Week of August 12, 2013

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August 15, 2013 - 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.

- IKEA Recalls Junior Beds Due to Laceration Hazard

- JP Boden Recalls Children’s Sandals Due to Fall Hazard

Back To The Future Documentary on Indiegogo

THE TIME MACHINISTS - A Back To The Future Documentary on Indiegogo

You won't believe where a homemade time machine can take you!

Los Angeles, CA -- August 14, 2013 -- Currently in post production, The Time Machinists is a new feature length documentary film about the Back To The Future movies, the DeLorean Time Machine and the super fans that love them all. It includes rare footage, interviews and artwork from original BTTF filmmakers like producer/writer Bob Gale and is narrated by Lee Majors from The Six Million Dollar Man.

The preview teaser and Indiegogo Crowd Funding Campaign for this film can be viewed at: http://igg.me/p/333186/x/2365774.

This campaign to raise finishing funds for the film will end in one week, on August 21st, 2013. There is still time to become a part of this exciting project!

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