March 2012 News

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The Hub Unveils Four New Series for 2012-13 Season

The Hub Television Network Unveils 2012-'13 Program Slate With Four New Original Series Joining Eight Returning Original Series

Scott Wolf, Freddy Rodriguez, John DiMaggio and Phil LaMarr Featured In New Animated Series "Kaijudo: Rise of the Duel Masters" Premiering This Summer

Other New Original Series Include Animated "Care Bears: Welcome to Care-a-Lot" and "Littlest Pet Shop," as well as Live-Action Series "Spooksville" Based on Popular Kids' Book Series from Christopher Pike

LOS ANGELES, March 1, 2012 -- Programs based on iconic names and strong, beloved properties are among the four new original series that will join eight returning popular original series on The Hub TV Network's 2012-2013 programming lineup. The announcement was made today by Margaret Loesch, President and CEO of The Hub, a TV network for kids and their families. The new series continue the network's strategy of building a schedule with programs based on well-known brands. The Hub launched October 10, 2010, replacing the former Discovery Kids Network.

March Mission: K'NEX 20 on 20 Contest

K'NEX Announces March Mission: K'NEX 20 on 20 Contest
Contests Run Monthly Through December, 20 Chances to Win Each Month

Hatfield, PA - March 01, 2012 - K'NEX, the only US construction toy company focused on Building Worlds Kids Love™, announced its third in a series of twelve contests, Mission: K'NEX 20 on 20, monthly "hunts" for secret codes on various K'NEX related web pages.

Every month on the 20th day, through December 2012, K'NEX will be giving away 20 products to 20 lucky fans! On the 1st weekday of every month a prize will be revealed and a new "mission" is assigned. Missions can be found on the K'NEX website: which directs participants how to find secret codes. Once a code is found, participants must return to the K'NEX site and enter the code. If correct, they are eligible to be entered for a chance to win a prize. On the 20th of each month, when the contest closes, 20 winners will be randomly chosen from those eligible entries.

Marvel Select Photo Contest: Colossus Unbound!

marvel select Colossus action figure

March 2, 2012 - The word has come down from collectors that Colossus is one of the best Marvel Select figures Diamond Select Toys has made in a long time -- possibly ever! So we're asking you to take pictures of him! Send us a picture of your Colossus in the coolest pose and setting, whether it's as part of a killer diorama on your shelf or in a brutal fight scene or out and about in the real world, and you can win a massive Marvel Select prize pack! The winner will get six Marvel Select X-Men figures, including some rare chase figures, plus an unpainted pre-production test shot of one of our past X-Men figures! It's our biggest Marvel Select X-Men-themed photo contest ever!


- Take a photo in which the Marvel Select Colossus figure is the central character. You can include other figures or just Colossus, but all of the toys in the photo should be from Diamond Select Toys. No toys from other toy companies will be allowed. Photos with obvious non-DST content will be deleted.

Win 20 Pounds of K'NEX

Prize #4 of the 20 Big Prizes From K'NEX®
Enter for your chance to win 20 pounds of K'NEX!

Hatfield, PA - March 01, 2012 - K'NEX Brands, the only US construction toy company focused on Building Worlds Kids Love™, is pleased to announce the launch of "Win 20 Pounds of K'NEX" Sweepstakes. From March 1, 2012 at 9:00am EST through March 15, 2012 at 3:59pm EST, K'NEX fans can enter for their chance to win 20 pounds of K'NEX product.

Entrants can enter once per day either through the K'NEX Facebook page (which links to the K'NEX 20th Anniversary Celebration page of the website), or directly through Contestants must be 18 years or older to enter. Please see official rules for details.

"We are very happy to give back to our loyal K'NEX fans who have shown such great support for us over the past twenty years," said K'NEX President and CEO Michael Araten.

Darksiders Samael, Marvel Select, Bowen Marvel, Avengers Mini Mighty Muggs at Urban-Collector

March 2, 2012 - (Sponsor Announcement) - Online retailer Urban-Collector has several new items of interest to collectors:

This week we are featuring new pre-orders including Samael Resin statue, Marvel Select figures and Captain America Bowen Designs statue!

Featured Pre-Orders

Toys'R'Us Campaign to Benefit Autism Speaks

Toys"R"Us®, U.S. Helps "Shine A Light For Autism" During Sixth Annual Fundraising Campaign to Benefit Autism Speaks

WAYNE, N.J., March 1, 2012 -- Toys"R"Us, Inc. today announced the launch of its two month in-store fundraising campaign to benefit Autism Speaks, the world's leading autism science and advocacy organization. Now through Monday, April 30, monetary donations will be collected at all Toys"R"Us® and Babies"R"Us® stores and online at

DC Universe All Stars, BTS-05 Minions, 1:18 1989 Batmobile, 1:1 Spock Statue at Big Bad Toy Store

Big Bad Toy Store

March 1, 2012 - (Sponsor Announcement) - Online retailer has several items of interest to collectors:


Mattel has announced two upcoming waves of DC Universe All Stars figures.
Series 02 includes JLA Flash, Red Robin, Supergirl and JLA Superman, while
Series 03 has Batgirl, JLA Batman, Hawkman and Steel with Hammer. Each single
is listed at $17.99, while the Sets of 4 are listed at $69.99 each, $10 off the

Enterbay has announced their latest Real Masterpiece figure, Che Guevara. The
revolutionary leader figure is 1/6 scale and includes the Che Guevara head

So So Happy x Toy2R Custom Qee Project

So So Happy x Toy2R Custom Qee Project

So So Happy x Toy2R Custom Qee Project

March 1, 2012 - Toy2R is thrilled to jump into 2012 with a new DIY project, especially when it's tied to one of the fastest growing brands – So So Happy. In collaboration, between Toy2R and So So Happy, an incredible roster of artists have been invited to customize 8" Qees inspired by the So So Happy characters and brand. Over 30 artists are taking part in this project and the Qees will be displayed at venues and trade shows across the country for 2012.

Participating artists include: Albert Art, AW177, Sneaky Raccoon, Chauskoskis, Diogo Machado, Frank Mysterio, A Little Stranger, Howie Green, Fuller Designs, JC Rivera, Jon-Paul Kaiser, Julie West, Ardabus Rubber, Kim Mayhew, Leecifer, DGPH, Matt Anderson, MeSmithy, Mikie Graham, Grimsheep, Pocket Wookie, RSIN, Scott Kinnebrew, Scott Tolleson, Shawn Wigs, Steve Lew, Valerie Bermudez and Valerie Gudell.

Hasbro Wins Award from the EPA

Hasbro Named by EPA as a Winner of Inaugural Climate Leadership Award

PAWTUCKET, R.I. -- February 29, 2012 -- Hasbro, Inc. was named today as a winner of the inaugural Climate Leadership Awards, recognizing corporate, organizational, and individual leadership in addressing climate change and reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. The Company was honored by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Association of Climate Change Officers (ACCO), the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES) (formerly the Pew Center on Global Climate Change), and The Climate Registry (TCR), for "excellence in Greenhouse Gas Management."

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