June 2012 News

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NYC Spider-Man Week: June 25 to July 1

The Amazing Spider-Man™ Comes Home For A Celebration With Spider-Man Week In NYC June 25 - July 1

CULVER CITY, Calif., June 15, 2012 -- In celebration of the release of The Amazing Spider-Man™ on July 3, 2012, Columbia Pictures has partnered with some of NYC's premier cultural institutions to create Spider-Man Week in NYC, a seven-day calendar of events in all five boroughs. The week includes a volunteer initiative as Spider-Man teams with his fellow New Yorkers to give back to their community by helping out people in need.

With special events at New York landmarks from the Empire State Building to the American Museum of Natural History to the Intrepid Sea Air & Space Museum, Spider-Man Week in NYC offers a chance to celebrate the film and the city that Spider-Man loves and protects. For a full calendar of events, fans can visit http://www.spidermanweeknyc.com.

GG Darth Vader ESB Statue, Prometheus, LDD Chucky, Mass Effect 3, Talking Dalek Plush at Urban-Collector


June 15, 2012 - (Sponsor Announcement) - Online retailer Urban-Collector has several new items of interest to collectors:

This week we are featuring new arrivals including Gentle Giant's Darth Vader ESB Statue, Star Wars Tedn Dahai Cantina bust and Batman B&W New 52 Jim Lee statue!

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Saban to Develop My Pet Monsters Game

Saban Brands to Develop My Pet Monsters Game

Digital offering provides a fresh take on popular property from the early 90s

LOS ANGELES, June 12, 2012 -- Saban Brands will be giving people everywhere a taste of what it would be like to have a pet monster. The company is currently producing an app that incorporates the My Pet Monster property and characters.

The app, scheduled to launch later this year, will completely refresh the property. My Pet Monsters will include 3-D graphics and a social experience that lets users create, nurture, and share their monsters with friends.

"We continue to look at new and innovative ways to grow our audience through online and digital channels," said Elie Dekel, President of Saban Brands. "My Pet Monsters will be an engaging way to interact with your very own pet monsters on your mobile device."

DST: Expendables 2 Action Figures & Minimates

The Expendables from Diamond Select

The Expendables Are Back For Another Mission from Diamond Select Toys!

June 2012 - By now, you've picked up the first two sets of Expendables Minimates mini-figures, one at comic shops and specialty stores, the other at Toys "R" Us. Well, Diamond Select Toys has even more products coming out for the newest action-movie franchise, including action figures and more Minimates, and we've got pictures!

The Expendables from Diamond Select

Power Rangers Hot Wheels in 2013

Saban Brands and Mattel Partner to Produce Power Rangers Hot Wheels Cars

Collaboration on toy products continues growth of Power Rangers brand

LOS ANGELES (June 12, 2012) - Saban Brands and Mattel have partnered to produce a line of Power Rangers inspired Hot Wheels vehicles, targeted for release in 2013, that capture the action and excitement of the Power Rangers series. The toys will be based on the next installment of the series, Power Rangers Megaforce, which will air beginning in 2013.

"With the many iconic toy brands managed by Mattel, our partnership with the company is a natural progression for Power Rangers, which continues to grow at an incredible rate," said Elie Dekel, President, Saban Brands. "We look forward to working with Mattel and introducing toys that are sure to excite Power Rangers fans everywhere."

Fisher-Price & Toys'R'Us: Peppa Pig

Toys"R"Us Secures U.S. Retail Exclusive for the Fisher-Price Peppa Pig Toy Line

LONDON, 30th May 2012: Entertainment One Family (eOne Family) today announces that Toys"R"Us has secured the exclusive retail rights to an all-new line of toys based on the hit animated TV series, Peppa Pig. The toys, designed specifically for the U.S. market and manufactured by Fisher-Price, will be available in Toys"R"Us stores nationwide beginning this August.

The full line of Peppa Pig toys will be merchandised in Toys"R"Us stores, anchored by signage featuring graphics based on the hit brand, providing high visibility for the entire collection. To continually promote Peppa Pig throughout the fall season, eOne will collaborate with Toys"R"Us on a variety of marketing activities.

The assortment of fun, Peppa Pig-inspired merchandise includes a Sip 'n Oink™ Tea Set, Hug 'n Oink™ Peppa Talking Plush, Schoolhouse and Tree House Playsets, Peek 'n Surprise Playhouse, a variety of delightful character figures and more.

Disney Launches The Art Of Frankenweenie Exhibition

The Art Of Frankenweenie Exhibition

Disney Launches The Art Of Frankenweenie Exhibition


BURBANK, Calif., June 11, 2012 -- Walt Disney Studios announced today that they are launching a touring exhibition featuring the art of Tim Burton's "Frankenweenie," the acclaimed director's stop-motion, animated feature film releasing on October 5, 2012.

The Art of Frankenweenie Exhibition will premiere in Barcelona, Spain, at CineEurope, June 18-21, and in the U.S. at Comic-Con 2012 in San Diego, California, July 11-15. When the tour is complete it will have visited seven countries, including Spain, France, England, Japan, Mexico, Canada and the U.S.A.

Hasbro Licensing Show Summary

Hasbro Film, Television Programming and Licensed Merchandise Driving Global Retail Growth

LAS VEGAS -- June 11, 2012 -- Hasbro, Inc. is set to arrive at the 2012 International Licensing Expo in Las Vegas on June 12 to showcase its global mega brands, including TRANSFORMERS, NERF, MY LITTLE PONY, LITTLEST PET SHOP, MONOPOLY, PLAYSKOOL and G.I. JOE. Ranked as a top 10 global licensor based on annual retail sales, Hasbro is continuing to expand its worldwide licensing programs, invest in resources and talent and generate incremental revenues from merchandise, digital gaming, box office and television programming.

"Hasbro continues to accelerate its retail footprint based on highly innovative and on-trend licensed merchandise and supporting programs that resonate with today's global consumer," said Simon Waters, Senior Vice President, Global Brand Licensing and Publishing at Hasbro. "Our track record and relationships with retailers and licensees worldwide has positioned the company to become the preeminent provider of immersive lifestyle brand experiences for the entire family."

Mattel Licensing Show Summary

Mattel Leverages Powerful Portfolio of Properties and Global Footprint to Grow Toy Brands into Lifestyle Brands

Barbie®, Hot Wheels®, Monster High® and Fisher-Price® Extend Play Outside of the Toy Box with New Global Consumer Products Initiatives

LAS VEGAS -- June 11, 2012 -- At the 2012 Las Vegas Licensing International Expo, Mattel, Inc. will showcase its powerful portfolio of iconic brands and successful properties. Mattel is the worldwide leader in the design, manufacturing and the marketing of toys and family products, and leads the way in translating the most popular toy brands in the industry into lifestyle brands through innovative and impactful partnerships around the world. Las Vegas Licensing International Expo will serve as the platform for the company to introduce new and exciting partnerships to an industry audience.

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