November 2012 News

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Wendy's Partners with Toys'R'Us

Unwrap a Deal While You Wrap Up Your Shopping: Wendy's Partners with Toys"R"Us for Holiday Savings

DUBLIN, Ohio, Nov. 19, 2012 -- No need to wait for Santa to bring a little cheer this holiday season. Wendy's® is turning the holidays from hectic to happy with a double deal on its Kids' Meals® to free up your wallet for those stocking stuffers instead.

For the second year, Wendy's is partnering with national toy retailer Toys"R"Us to provide holiday-themed toys and two money-saving Kids' Meal offers to bring a little merriment to hungry parents and their children out and about during holiday shopping. Beginning today, customers can receive:

  • $1.99 Wendy's Kids' Meal: Customers can download a digital coupon at for a $1.99 Wendy's Kids' Meal, compared to an average cost of $3.48.
  • $10 Gift Card Offer at Toys"R"Us: Unwrap one of the eight new holiday-themed Kids' Meal toys to find an offer for a $10 Toys"R"Us gift card with a qualifying purchase of $75 at Toys"R"Us. When customers spend $75 or more at the toy store, they will receive a $10 gift card to use on their next visit.

HeroClix Online Announces Thanksgiving Festivities


50% off ClixBux, Festive Tournament Prize

November 20, 2012 - Developers of HeroClix Online today announced a Thanksgiving Special, offering 50% off ClixBux today through Sunday, November 25.

Additionally, a special in-game Thanksgiving Turkey object will be awarded to all tournament participants today through Wednesday, November 28. Unlike previous objects, the Thanksgiving Turkey has power to restore clix health for an added bonus.

More details are available on the HeroClix Online web site.

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Dark Horse: Now Available for Kindle


NOVEMBER 20, MILWAUKIE, OR - Dark Horse announced today that the company has expanded to one of the most popular digital platforms on which comics fans can now access their favorite Dark Horse titles! Hot on the heels of the release of the company's Android app, and following up its incredible success with Kobo and Nook, Dark Horse is proud to announce their titles are available on Amazon's Kindle, and able to be purchased in the Kindle Store (

Dark Horse digital graphic novels are now available for purchase in the Kindle Store, with over 100 of the company's top titles featured, like Mass Effect, Hellboy, Star Wars, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Serenity, Sin City, and more! Additionally, Dark Horse will be offering dozens of its prose titles including Vampire Hunter D, Hellboy, Yahtzee Coshaw's new book Jam, and more!

Hasbro TF Kreons, Beast Hunters, Marvel, LDD 25 at Big Bad Toy Store

Big Bad Toy Store

November 20, 2012 - (Sponsor Announcement) - Online retailer has several items of interest to collectors:

Hi - many more cool new items have just been listed:

Transformer Prime Beast Hunters - Deluxe, Voyager, Cyberverse Legion, Cyberverse Commander

Marvel Universe 3.75" 2012 Series 03

Transformers KRE-O Kreon Micro-Changer Combiner Series 01

Transformers Generations - Legends

Kreon Case of 32

Transformers Rescue Bots - Series 07

Living Dead Dolls - Series 25

2013 Toy of the Year Awards Finalists

Toy Industry Unveils Nominees for 2013 Toy of the Year (TOTY) Awards; Announces Inductees into Toy Industry Hall of Fame

NEW YORK, Nov. 19, 2012 -- The Toy Industry Association (TIA) kicked off the holiday shopping season today by announcing the 84 finalists for the prestigious 2013 Toy of the Year Awards (TOTY). Between now and January 13, 2013, toy lovers of all ages can visit to vote for their favorite playthings in 12 categories – from e-Connected and Innovative to Educational and Outdoor toys – and sign up to win exclusive prize packages!

"Each year, TOTY celebrates the creative spirit of the toy industry and honors the joy that toys and games bring to kids of all walks of life," said Carter Keithley, TIA president, at a New York City press conference unveiling the nominees. "We are proud to announce that the TOTY Awards will once again support the inspiring work of the Toy Industry Foundation, which annually delivers one million toys and games to deserving children around the world."'s Thanksgiving Plans

Bringing Customers "All The Toys, All The Time," Offers Great Online Deals On Thousands Of In-Demand Toys Thanksgiving Day Through Cyber Monday

First National Television Commercial Dedicated to Promoting Company's Cyber Monday Plans Will Air Sunday, November 25 and Monday, November 26

WAYNE, N.J., Nov. 19, 2012 -- To celebrate the official start of the holiday shopping season, Toys"R"Us® today announced exceptional deals and savings on thousands of items on, beginning Thanksgiving morning through Cyber Monday. Customers will have early access to the company's "Biggest Cyber Monday Ever," as online shoppers "click start" to fulfill little ones' wish lists beginning at 6pm EST on Sunday, November 25.

Judy Ellis & Russ Berrie to Be Inducted into Toy Industry Hall of Fame

Toy Industry to Induct Judy Ellis and Russ Berrie into Esteemed Hall of Fame

NEW YORK, Nov. 19, 2012 -- The Toy Industry Association (TIA) announced today that Judith (Judy) Ellis, founder and chair of the nation's first baccalaureate program in Toy Design at the Fashion Institute of Technology, and the late Russ Berrie, former chief executive and chairman of Russ Berrie & Company, have been selected as the next inductees into the esteemed Toy Industry Hall of Fame.

Established in 1984, the Hall of Fame comprises an impressive roster of 59 individuals who have been previously recognized for their significant contributions to the growth and success of the toy industry. The two newest inductees were nominated from within the toy industry and selected by a vote of TIA members and previous Hall of Fame honorees.

"TIA is pleased to welcome Ms. Ellis and Mr. Berrie into the prestigious Hall of Fame," said Carter Keithley, TIA president. "They join a group of industry visionaries who have revolutionized the toy industry and have had a significant impact on the lives of children the world over."

Custom Giveaway & Update on the Hustler T-Shirt by Pocket Wookie

The Hustler T-Shirt by Pocket Wookie

The Hustler T-Shirt by Pocket Wookie Update

November 2012 - Due to overwhelming demand, outsmART originals has revised the current t-shirt offering by switching the shirt color to black - while the artist has updated his original design - making this available for both men and women in a variety of sizes.

ALSO, outsmART originals is excited to announce your chance to win an original, custom 5 inch designer toy by Pocket Wookie! For every Hustler t-shirt purchased, each customer will be entered into a drawing for a chance to win a one-of-a-kind custom. Talk about the ultimate in fan appreciation!

Pocket Wookie is spreading the holiday cheer and YOU might be the lucky collector who wins this original custom! Make your gift giving easier and treat yourself... either way you can't go wrong with this limited-edition tee and chance to win.

Funko's Marvel 3D Pop! Bookmarks

funko bookmarks

November 2012 - Funko has announced a new batch of 3D POP! Vinyl Bookmarks, this time featuring Marvel Comics characters. The bookmarks are six inches long and should be available now.

Look for Spider-Man, the Hulk, and Iron Man.

funko bookmarks

funko bookmarks

Funko's Angry Birds Star Wars 3D Pop! Bookmarks

funko bookmarks

November 2012 - Funko has announced a new batch of 3D POP! Vinyl Bookmarks, this time featuring Angry Birds Star Wars characters. The bookmarks are six inches long and should be available now.

Look for Angry Bird X-Wing Pilot, Darth Vader Pig, and Stormtrooper Pig.

funko bookmarks

funko bookmarks

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