June 2012 News

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GIJoeCon News & 47 Press Images from Hasbro

June 30, 2012 - Hasbro has passed along a few details of some of the new GI Joe toys and action figures unveiled at the 2012 GIJoeCon:

First, Hasbro announced a brand new expression - G.I. Joe Micro Force - at JoeCon, debuting the first ever images of this fun new style of toys for the G.I. Joe brand!

Then, the crowd at the Con was treated to the world premiere of several new figures from 2013's G.I. Joe Retaliation 3.75-inch line:

Ultimate Duke
Ultimate Snake Eyes with Timber
Ultimate Firefly
Cobra Combat Ninja
Cobra Night Landing Mission with Cobra Eel
Crimson Guard
Ninja Showdown Assortment Wave 2

Additionally during the panel, Hasbro and Syfy games debuted an exclusive G.I. JOE: SPECIAL OPS online game trailer for fans at GIJoeCon. It will be viewable at http://www.syfygames.com/gijoe/media

Necomimi Brainwave Cosplay Cat Ears

Much Anticipated Necomimi Launches in the US

The cat's out of the bag with Necomimi release at ComiCon, through select retail partners and at Necomimi.com

June 29, 2012 – San Jose, CA/San Diego, CA, USA -- Leading biosensor company NeuroSky launches the YouTube sensation, Necomimi, in the US at Comic-Con in the San Diego Convention Center.

Necomimi Brainwave Cosplay Cat Ears

A concept born in Japan by Neurowear, a fashion electronics company, Necomimi's popularity skyrocketed within the anime and costume communities. Now general audiences are clamoring for the fascinating brainwave cat ears that respond to the wearer's mood.

Necomimi is a headband with cat ears that move according to the user's feelings and emotions in real time. Necomimi, powered by NeuroSky's ThinkGear technology, gives people a chance to express their moods in a real-time, unique way.

AFP: Amazing Spider-Man Contest

June 30, 2012 - ActionFigurePics.com is giving away a really nifty Amazing Spider-Man movie press promo box! The prize includes several Spider-Man toys and action figures, along with the insanely cool outer promo box.

Head over to their contest page for more details on how to enter, but make sure you do so by the July 6th entry deadline.

Hasbro's Amazing Spider-Man Movie Toys Summary & 47 Press Pictures


Check out the image gallery of 47 press images, or click the links below to view select images.

PAWTUCKET, R.I. (June 25, 2012) - Hasbro, Inc. is teaming with Marvel Entertainment and Columbia Pictures to bring a movie, comic book and toy icon to a whole new generation of kids. The highly anticipated new film THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN will bring web-slinging action into 3-D for the very first time, and Hasbro will complement that immersive experience with a full line of action figures, role-play toys and innovative items that will make kids feel like they're "living" the adventure of their favorite wall-crawler.

Now Casting for Colossus Collections

June 2012 - Do you have a large collection and want to be on television? Jupiter Entertainment is looking for you!

Now Casting for Colossus Collections

Disney Store Exclusive Marvel Select Amazing Spider-Man Figures

The Amazing Spider-Man Swings Into the Disney Store as Two Exclusive Marvel Select Figures!

June 2012 - Like flies caught in a web, everyone is buzzing about the new Amazing Spider-Man movie, and Diamond Select Toys has already put out some amazing collectables based on the film! In addition to a movie-inspired series of their popular Minimates mini-figures, DST also recently shipped their Marvel Select Spider-Man and Lizard action figures to comic shops and specialty stores. Well, now MarvelStore.com, DisneyStore.com and physical Disney Store locations will have two special editions of Spidey, as well!

Mage Knight Kickstarter Initiative


Bring Popular Tabletop Game, Mage Knight™, to Online Space

Hillside, N.J. & Cary, N.C. - June 29, 2012 - Sister companies and game creators, MFV, Inc. and WizKids Games, majority owned by leading licensed collectibles maker, NECA, today revealed plans to bring the popular Mage Knight™ tabletop game to the online space and potentially back to comic and hobby shops nationally. Coinciding with the announcement, the studios have launched a Kickstarter campaign set to run today through July 31, gathering fan and community support to bring their latest project to fruition.

Mage Knight Revenge is a tactical battles game that continues the storyline from the popular tabletop game, incorporating key game mechanics. The game is set to launch initially on web and mobile, with expansions on other platforms to follow.

RAH Hush Batman & Joker, Disney Pop! Vinyl, Dark Knight Rises, Robocop at Urban-Collector


June 29, 2012 - (Sponsor Announcement) - Online retailer Urban-Collector has several new items of interest to collectors:

This week we are featuring new pre-orders including Medicom's Batman and Joker Hush RAH 1/6 scale figures, Modern Sonic the Hedgehog Statue, and Disney Pops! by Funko.

Featured Pre-Orders

Toys'R'Us Evolves Rewards'R'Us & Credit Card

Toys"R"Us® Makes Shopping Even More Rewarding With Enhanced Customer Loyalty Program

Rewards"R"Us® Evolves with Streamlined, Year-Round Earnings on All Purchases and No Product Exclusions or Blackout Periods

WAYNE, N.J., June 27, 2012 -- Toys"R"Us® today announced the next evolution of Rewards"R"Us®, the company's complimentary loyalty program, with the launch of an all-new integrated, point-based system that delivers streamlined benefits for members, as well as new and existing "R"Us® credit card holders. Program enhancements reflect feedback from the company's most valued customers and its continued commitment to rewarding brand loyalty. Rewards"R"Us members can now enjoy unlimited access to expanded loyalty benefits when shopping at Toys"R"Us and Babies"R"Us® stores nationwide and online at http://Toysrus.com and http://Babiesrus.com. Toys"R"Us is also launching its new credit card program, including an "R"Us-branded credit card and a MasterCard co-branded card, issued by GE Capital Retail Bank, connecting cardholders with all the perks of Rewards"R"Us and more.

Toy Industry Foundation Launches "Make a Stand for Kids"

Toy Industry Foundation Launches "Make a Stand for Kids"

Money Raised By Kids through Lemonade Stands Helps Give the Gift of Play to Kids in Need

NEW YORK, June 27, 2012 -- The Toy Industry Foundation (TIF) announced today the launch of a new program that provides a fun and engaging way for kids, communities and companies to make a stand – a lemonade stand, that will help give the gift of play to disadvantaged children around the country. "Make a Stand for Kids" is a new charity-based initiative that encourages young entrepreneurs to set up and run their own lemonade stand in support of the Toy Industry Foundation to distribute toys and make play possible for children in crisis or other stressful situations.

"There are millions of children around the country who don't get the opportunity to play," said Jean Butler, executive director of TIF. "Our 'Make a Stand for Kids' program empowers kids to help other kids by setting up their own lemonade stand. While running their own business children can also learn about the importance of charitable giving, giving back to others and helping those less fortunate."

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