December 26, 2013 - (Sponsor Announcement) - Online retailer BigBadToyStore.com has several items of interest to collectors:
BBTS SHARED EXCLUSIVE TRANSFORMERS PLATINUM SERIES YEAR OF THE HORSE OPTIMUS PRIME, STARSCREAM
Great News! The on-site date has been moved up on these items and we are happy to begin accepting preorders now! The Year of the Horse brings two new exclusives to the Transformers line. The first is a new version of Masterpiece Optimus Prime. This redeco of MP-10 has gold details and a clear trailer, and is listed at $119.99.
BBTS SHARED EXCLUSIVE TRANSFORMERS PLATINUM SERIES - YEAR OF THE HORSE STARSCREAM
The second Year of the Horse exclusive is a G1 redeco of Supreme Starscream. This huge figure is listed at $99.99.
WASHINGTON, December 24, 2013 -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau:
Profile America - Tuesday, December 24th. This is Christmas Eve, a time of gathering families close together and to wind down from the hectic weeks of shopping and mailing. But it also a night of wrapping presents, especially toys - some of which have to be put together. Some parents will discover to their dismay that some treasure has been overlooked, or that batteries are not included with their purchases and head out into the cold, hoping to find an open store with the right solutions. Santa's elves get plenty of help for U.S. toy makers. There are 525 enterprises across the country producing games, toys and children's vehicles. These businesses employ over 7,300 workers. And Santa's sleigh is also burdened with around $10 billion worth of imported toys, the greatest part of which is from China.
December 21, 2013 - (Sponsor Announcement) - Online retailer BigBadToyStore.com has several items of interest to collectors:
TAKARA MASTERPIECE MP-12 SIDESWIPE - MARCH ARRIVAL
Delivery has been confirmed for mid-March on the upcoming reissue of the MP-12 Sideswipe! Our supplier has confirmed that the quality control issues found in the initial release should be resolved for this reissue. Preorders are open now at $79.99.
IRON MAN 3 - IRON PATRIOT 1/4 SCALE MAQUETTE
Sideshow is also creating an Iron Patriot 1/4 scale statue. This piece is listed at $398.99 and includes light-up eyes, arc reactor and hand repulsors and a switch-out Don Cheadle head sculpt.
1/6 SCALE GANDALF THE WHITE FIGURE
December 21, 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.
December 2013 - Team Coco has passed along a video clip of Conan's visit to the American Girl store.
Conan Visits The American Girl Store
December 17, 2013 - (Sponsor Announcement) - Online retailer BigBadToyStore.com has several items of interest to collectors:
BATMAN CLASSIC 1966 RETRO 8" FIGURE SERIES 01 - SET, SINGLES
This new assortment has new head sculpts and costumes taken directly from the 1966 TV series. It includes Batman, Robin, the Riddler and the Joker, and they are priced at $26.99 each, or the Set of 4 at $104.99.
1/6 SCALE ADVENTURE KARTEL DEAD COSMONAUT GOLOVOREZ
This 1/6 scale figure stands about 12.5" tall and has a removable outer suit and illuminated LED helmet with slide-down visor, as well as two pistols with holsters. It is listed at $154.99, $5 off the MSRP.
SCI-FI REVOLTECH #050 - THE BAT
THE 12 DAYS OF GRAYSKULL!
December 2013 - As the Castle Grayskull playsets from Mattel begin to arrive at the doorsteps of good little boys and girls all over the world (by mail of course - those things are way too big for even Santa's magical bag!!), the Four Horsemen are putting up a daily feature chronicling the creation of this massive project!
Over the next week or so, "Desk Jockey: Twelve Days of Grayskull" will follow Four Horsemen sculptor Eric Treadaway on his journey from adding that first hunk of clay all the way through the final finished behemoth of a sculpture that eventually went into production and landed at your door. You can head over to the Four Horsemen's main internet hub, Source Horsemen and check out this and all of the recent "Desk Jockey" entrees by going here: http://www.sourcehorsemen.com/?page_id=1090
December 13, 2013 - (Sponsor Announcement) - Online retailer BigBadToyStore.com has several items of interest to collectors:
YEAR OF THE HORSE - TRANSFORMERS SHARED EXCLUSIVES:
BBTS will carry the Year of the Horse Platinum Edition Supreme Starscream and Masterpiece Optimus Prime. These items will be in stock and available to order on February 1st, 2014 - the official on-shelf date set by Hasbro.
TRANSFORMERS GENERATIONS 2014 DELUXE SERIES 02 - CASE, SET, SINGLES
The new Deluxe Generations assortment has been okayed to go up. We have the Set of 4 (Scoop, Starscream, Skywarp, Minicon Three-Pack) listed at $53.99, with the Case of 8 (two of each figure) at $104.99. We have singles listed as well, with Scoop, Starscream and Skywarp at $15.99 each, and the Minicon Three-Pack at $11.99.
December 2013 - DC Collectibles - DC COMICS - The NEW 52 EARTH 2 BATMAN, GREEN LANTERN, THE FLASH AND WONDER WOMAN ACTION FIGURES
Based on designs by EARTH 2 artist Nicola Scott, this is the latest action figure line from DC Collectibles, featuring four heroes who are familiar yet somehow different: Batman, The Flash, Green Lantern and Wonder Woman!
BATMAN - 6.75"
WONDER WOMAN - 6.75"
GREEN LANTERN - 6.75"
THE FLASH - 6.75"
EACH FIGURE SOLD SEPARATELY
On Sale June 2014
Allocations May Occur
December 2013 - DC Collectibles - DC COMICS COVER GIRLS POISON IVY STATUE
DESIGNED BY STANLEY "ARTGERM" LAU
SCULPTED BY JACK MATHEWS
The line of statues designed by artist Stanley "Artgerm" Lau featuring the fantastic female heroes and villains of DC Comics continues with this breathtaking figure of Arkham Asylum inmate Poison Ivy that'll leave you itching for more.
Limited Edition of 5,200
Measures Approximately 9.7" Tall
On Sale June 2014
Allocations May Occur