September 2012 News

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Kohl's Announces Top 25 Holiday Toys

Kohl's is the Destination for Top Toy Brands This Holiday Season

Kohl's announces top 25 most dreamed of toys for the holidays and expanded toys offering in store and

MENOMONEE FALLS, Wis. -- September 19, 2012 -- Kohl's Department Stores today announced its top 25 toys for the holiday season from its expanded in-store and online toy collection. Kohl's and will offer the toys kids dream of from top toy brands, including Disney, Fisher-Price, Hasbro, Leapfrog, Mattel, V-Tech and more. With an extensive toy selection from tablets to dolls, Kohl's is the destination for gift givers to dream big, find it all and save this holiday.

"Customers expect great things at Kohl's and this holiday shoppers need to look no further than Kohl's for all the toys on their lists at incredible values," said Don Brennan, Kohl's chief merchandising officer. "As toys continue to top holiday wish lists, Kohl's has strengthened and expanded its toy offerings both in store and online, making it easy for customers to shop their entire list at Kohl's and make holiday dreams come true this year."

LEGOLAND Discovery Center Grapevine Seeks Master Model Builder

Legoland Discovery Center Hosts Brick Factor Competition To Find Their Next Master Model Builder

GRAPEVINE, Texas, Sept. 20, 2012 -- LEGOLAND Discovery Center Grapevine is hosting open auditions to find the attraction's next Master Model Builder during a public build-off competition held on Saturday, October 6 starting at 1 p.m. and Sunday, October 7 starting at noon at Grapevine Mills Mall. There are only three other people in the U.S. that carry the official designation of LEGO Master Model Builder at a LEGOLAND Discovery Center. Applicants from all over North Texas and the surrounding region will gather at the Grapevine Mills Mall Food Court for two days of intense competition, where a fourth person will get the chance to win the dream job and full-time salaried position of Master Model Builder.

Kmart's Fab 15 Must-Have Toys For Holiday Season

Kmart® Unwraps Fab 15 Must-Have Toys For Holiday Season

Parents Take a Trip Down Memory Lane with New Twists on Classic Toys

HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill., Sept. 20, 2012 -- Today, Kmart® announces its annual Fab 15 toy list – the ultimate list of toys that kids want. This year's list features the hottest toys of the season from top brands including Hasbro, Mattel and Fisher-Price, as well as popular characters that kids know and love like Barbie, Mickey and more.

"Each year we select toys for our Fab 15 list that are sure to top the wish lists of children everywhere and deliver smiles on Christmas morning," said Hugo Malan, SVP and president, Fitness, Sporting Goods and Toys at Sears Holdings. "Parents are thrilled that this year's list is making shopping easy by helping them identify toys that are the next big thing."

From classics like Twister and Power Wheels, to new hits like LeapFrog and Air Hogs, this year's Kmart Fab 15 list includes:

  • Air Hogs® Hover Assault™ by Spin Master™
  • Cinderella Enchanted Carriage Vanity by CDI Toys™
  • FURBY by Hasbro®

Heroclix Online: Hulked-Out Heroes Collection


September 2012 - HeroClix Online developers today released all-new Marvel content, featuring six new figures from the Hulked-Out Heroes collection. The new figures include Winter Hulk, Hulklops, Icehulk, Hulkmariner, Mighty Thorr and Wolverage.

The new figures, compatible with all other Marvel figures with Marvel maps and tournaments are available as tournament prizes beginning today.

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Collector-ActionFigures Community Update

CollectorDASH for Action Figures

September 19, 2012 - (Sponsor Announcement) - A note from CollectorDASH for Action Figures:

The Collector-ActionFigures Community is Moving Forward

Much like Raving Toy Maniac itself, there are a lot of great online communities for action figure collectors, but none are as unique as the group of fervent toy lovers making up Collector-ActionFigures. Our members are dedicated to creating and maintaining the world's most expansive catalog of action figures. Whether you're a fan of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Street Fighter, or have gone stark raving mad over Iron Man (multiple puns intended), DASH's community has something to offer you.

Kevin Pereira's Awesomesauce Live Tour Postponed


LOS ANGELES - September 19, 2012 - Due to conflicting promotional obligations from added markets for Kevin Pereira's new Warner Bros. show, "Let's Ask America," the inaugural leetUP "Awesomesauce.Live" tour has been postponed. The interactive comedy variety show, which Complex Magazine dubbed "Kevin Pereira's Coachella for Nerds" was set to descend upon and ravage pop culture fanatics in 10 cities this fall, beginning September 20 in Seattle, with stops in Portland, Austin, Dallas, Boston, Philadelphia, Washington D.C., Minneapolis, Madison, and Chicago. Pereira, who was to be joined on tour by a series of geeky celebs and interweb stars including Epic Meal Time, VJ Mike Relm and YouTube darling, Grace Helbig, assures fans efforts will be made to bring leetUP to a city near them as scheduling permits.

Saban Brands Acquires Zui

Saban Brands Acquires Zui, Provider of Kid-Safe Online Content

Acquisition Continues to Enhance Digital Capabilities and Further Establishes Saban Brands as a Leader in Kids Online Entertainment

LOS ANGELES (September 19, 2012) – Saban Brands announced today it has acquired Zui, which provides access to the largest collection of curated, kid-friendly online content. The acquisition strengthens Saban Brands' position as a leading digital innovator for kids entertainment, and continues to grow the company's digital capabilities. The addition of Zui will add 12 employees to the organization as well as a new physical presence in San Diego, where Zui is headquartered.

"We are looking forward to working with the talented team at Zui," said Elie Dekel, President of Saban Brands. "This is a very exciting acquisition that allows us to further develop our online offering and deepens our position as a premier provider of kids entertainment across all media."

Gentle Giant, New 52, Predators, Transformers, Singapore Mumm-Ra at Big Bad Toy Store

Big Bad Toy Store

September 19, 2012 - (Sponsor Announcement) - Online retailer has several items of interest to collectors:

Hi - some great new preorders just listed this morning:

Gentle Giant:

The Hobbit - Gollum
Avengers Iron Man Bust
Marvel Venom Bust
Kenner 12" Boba Fett Rocket Firing Version
Kenner Gamorrean Guard
Kenner Cantina Playset
Walking Dead - Sheriff Grimes, Well Walker
Droopy McCool

Mortal Kombat - Sub-Zero vs Scorpion Fatality Statue

NECA Predators Series 07

NECA Bioshock Infinite



Funko POP! Vinyl: Power Rangers

Funko power rangers

September 19, 2012 - Funko has announced three new Pop! Television: Power Rangers Vinyl figures available November 29: Red Ranger, White Ranger, and Pink Ranger.

Funko power rangers

Funko power rangers

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