June 2012 News

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Huntress Bishoujo Statue, Just Us League Series 2, Marvel Select Rhino, The Dark Knight Rises Head Knockers at Urban-Collector


June 8, 2012 - (Sponsor Announcement) - Online retailer Urban-Collector has several new items of interest to collectors:

This week we are featuring new arrivals including Captain America Fine Art statue, Tekken TT2 Alisa Bosconovich Bishoujo Statue & Dark Knight Rises Head Knockers!

Featured Pre-Orders

Sculptor Tim Bruckner Launches Website with New Model Kits, Statues

Tim Bruckner

Sculptor Tim Bruckner Launches Website with New Model Kits, Statues

June 8, 2012 - Tim Bruckner, a veteran sculptor who has done extensive work for DC Direct, Toy Biz, Dark Horse and many others in his 43 years in the field, has just launched a new Website and store at TimBrucknerShop.com. The site will function as a portal for model kit enthusiasts to purchase his original resin kits, as well as a place for statue collectors to acquire some of his unproduced sculptures, hand-painted and finished by the artist himself. The site also has a blog where he will share behind-the-scenes commentary on his numerous creations.

Funko Disney Pop! Vinyl Series 3

June 7, 2012 - Funko has announced a new batch of Disney characters in their Pop! Vinyl product line.

Series 3 is mostly available now, with a few characters coming soon:

  • Peter Pan
  • Captain Hook
  • Cheshire Cat
  • Mad Hatter
  • Ariel
  • Ursula (Coming Soon)
  • Edna E. Mode (Coming Soon)
  • Elastigirl (Coming Soon)
  • Alien from Toy Story (Coming Soon)
  • Zurg (Coming Soon)
  • Donald Duck (Coming Soon)
  • Winnie the Pooh

Funko Disney Pop! Vinyl Series 3

Funko Disney Pop! Vinyl Series 3

Funko Disney Pop! Vinyl Series 3

Funko Disney Pop! Vinyl Series 3

Funko Disney Pop! Vinyl Series 3

Looney Tunes at Licensing Show 2012

Licensing Show Set to Light Up with Looney Tunes

BURBANK, Calif., June 7, 2012 -- If you "tawt you taw a puddy tat" or you've been asking yourself "What's up, Doc!?," it might just be because the beloved characters that have made such sights and sayings part of the universal lexicon are hotter than ever. Warner Bros. Consumer Products (WBCP) is looking to turn up the heat next week in Las Vegas as it showcases a robust Looney Tunes licensing program for retailers and licensees from around the world at Licensing Show 2012.

looney tunes action figures

"The Looney Tunes are everywhere right now - animation, theatrical shorts, online, video games, home video and, of course, merchandise. All of this activity and success is driving our opportunities to develop a refreshed and ever-expanding product line for fans of all ages," said Brad Globe, President of Warner Bros. Consumer Products.

Licensing News for the 1960's Batman Classic TV Series


Zap! Bam! Pow! Warner Bros. Consumer Products Unveils Licensing Program for 1960's Batman Classic TV Series at Licensing Show 2012

BURBANK, Calif., June 7, 2012 -- Holy Licensing Program, Batman! Warner Bros. Consumer Products (WBCP) unveiled today, in advance of Licensing Show 2012, a new licensing program inspired by the classic 1960's television series, Batman. The program will feature captured photography from the live-action series, as well as the illustrated character art inspired by the series' animated opening sequence, and will incorporate the vehicles, gadgets and catchphrases that have made the show a cultural phenomenon.


Toy Recalls for Week of June 4, 2012


June 7, 2012 - 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.

- California Innovations Expands Recall of Freezer Gel Packs Due to Ingestion Hazard

- Evenflo Recalls Convertible High Chairs Due to Fall Hazard

Walmart's Amazing Spider-Man Promotions

amazing spider-man at walmart

Walmart Rolls out the Red Carpet for The Amazing Spider-Man™ Fans Nationwide

Exclusive, Never-Before-Seen Footage, Augmented Reality App and Collector's Comic Book Set Available Only at Walmart

BENTONVILLE, Ark., June 7, 2012 -- Attention, Spider-Man™ fans! Weeks before the release of the highly anticipated summer movie The Amazing Spider-Man, in theaters July 3, Walmart, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment and Marvel Entertainment have teamed up for an unprecedented partnership to offer customers the ultimate Spider-Man experience at Walmart stores nationwide.

Throughout the month of June, movie fans will be able to experience, purchase and access the following exclusive offerings at Walmart:

  • World Premiere of Never-Before-Seen Footage from The Amazing Spider-Man: Walmart will unveil a never–before-seen movie scene on its in-store broadcast network at 12:01 a.m., 10:00 a.m., 3:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. local time on June 15 and June 16.

Win a Trip to Chicago from K'NEX

Prize #10 of the 20 Big Prizes From K'NEX®

Enter for your chance to win a Trip to Chicago!

Hatfield, PA – June 7, 2012 – K'NEX Brands, the only US construction toy company focused on Building Worlds Kids Love™, is pleased to announce the launch of K'NEX "Win a trip to Chicago & tickets for the Navy Pier Ferris Wheel" Sweepstakes. From June 7, 2012 at 9:00 am EST through June 21, 2012 at 3:59pm EST, K'NEX fans can enter for their chance to win a 3-day, 2 night trip for 4 to Chicago, (coach airfare & hotel room included), and 4 tickets to the Navy Pier Ferris Wheel valued at approximately $2,860!

The Marvel Minimates Series 50 Fan Poll: Villains

Marvel Minimates

The New Fan Poll for Marvel Minimates Series 50 is live!

June 7, 2012 - For the past two weeks, Marvel fans have been voting on who they want to see in the line-up for Marvel Minimates Series 50. Coming in 2013, this assortment will celebrate ten years of Marvel Minimates from Diamond Select Toys, and DST wants the fans to pick who they wanna see! The third poll is up at Marvel.com now, and it features eight major villains, most of whom have not been seen in Minimate form before: Abomination, Apocalypse, Baron von Strucker, Baron Zemo II, Mojo, Onslaught, Vengeance and the Wrecker. They're all competing for the chance to battle their heroic counterparts in Series 50, so head over to Marvel.com and vote today! The top vote-getters will be made in that assortment next summer! Plus, the other two polls are still there, in case you haven't voted for your most-wanted heroes!

Poll is here:

Toy2R USA's Online Qee Gallery Grows To Over 2000 Customs

custom Qee figures

June 6, 2012 - Toy2R USA is thrilled to announce that the online Qee Gallery has jumped past the 2000 piece mark this month and sends out a very sincere thanks to all of the artists who have supported the Qee platform for the past 10 years and who have contributed to the gallery with custom submissions. As Toy2R celebrates Qee's 10 Anniversary, it is with great pride to have a showcase such as this featuring customs from some of the biggest names in design, fashion, illustration and street art from across the globe, as well as new creations by first time artists. The online Qee Gallery is the largest archive of one-of-a-kind customs using the Qee platform in the world and it continues to grow daily and can be found only at http://www.toy2rusa.com.

Thanks to everyone who continually make this possible as we look forward to the future of Qee and see how creativity will take its next step in the ever evolving Qeevolution.

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