November 2012 News

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Pressman Donates Mastermind Games to Classrooms

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Pressman Toy Aids Teachers and Students Across America, Offering a Fun Way to Foster Skill Development with Help from a Classic Game

NEW YORK, Nov. 12, 2012 -- At a time when parents and teachers across America are looking for affordable ways to enrich classroom learning, Pressman Toy has "dusted off" a classic game to teach 21st century students that learning can be fun. As part of a larger 2012 MASTERMIND education initiative, Pressman Toy recently announced that teachers and homeschoolers could sign up on their website ( to receive one of 10,000 free MASTERMIND board games for their classroom or home. In less than one week's time, more than 10,000 educators registered for a MASTERMIND game.

T-800 Figure & Replicas, Koto, Gentle Giant, Star Trek at Big Bad Toy Store

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November 16, 2012 - (Sponsor Announcement) - Online retailer has several items of interest to collectors:

Hi - a few new items listed today:

12" Movie Masterpiece - T-800 DX Battle-Damaged Version

New Kotobukiya - DC, Anime

New Gentle Giant - Avengers, Star Wars

T-800 Endoskull 1:2 Scale Replica Bust

Terminator 2 T-800 Brain Chip Replica - Asian Edition (LE 400)

Batman Arkham Asylum - Series 1 and 2 Reissue Figures

Star Trek Heroclix Tactics Series II - Countertop Display of 12

HeroClix TabApp DC Comics Figures Now Available


Hillside, N.J. - November 15, 2012 - Developers of HeroClix TabApp™ today announced the availability of new game content, which includes six DC Comics Super Hero figurines that can now be found in stores.

In addition to the new DC Comics Super Heroes, the update includes over one dozen new maps, more than 30 DC Comics Super-Villains, and all new storylines and comic panels.

The DC Comics figures are available at Toys R Us, Walmart and hobby shops in packs of three at $14.99 each. The DC Comics Super Heroes pack includes Superman, Wonder Woman and Batman and ”The Dark Knight Rises” figure pack adds Batman, Catwoman and Bane.

HeroClix TabApp™ can be downloaded free on the App Store™.

For a list of participating retailers and more information about HeroClix TabApp™, visit

For updates, follow HeroClix TabApp™ on Facebook and Twitter.

Series 2 Walking Dead Minimates Packaging Pictures

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The Walking Dead Minimates Outbreak Has Been Contained! Series 2 is in Package!

November 2012 - The Walking Dead Minimates Series 2, based on the hit comic book by Robert Kirkman, will arrive later this month from Diamond Select Toys, and we've got packaged pictures of the entire assortment! Andrea and her short-packed sister Amy (with zombies) will only be at comic shops and specialty stores, while Lori and Morgan (with zombies) will only be at Toys "R" Us and Shared between both markets will be a two-pack of zombies and the sword-wielding Michonne (with zombie)! Each Minimate is 2 inches tall and comes with multiple interchangeable parts and accessories.

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Check out the packaged pics below, then reserve your set at your local comic shop!

DC Comics' Top 12 of 12 Sweepstakes

November 15, 2012 - DC has a new contest online, The Top 12 of 12 Sweepstakes.

There's only one prize package in this contest... but it's filled with tons of goodies! To be more specific, the official rules for the contest list the prize package as:

Toy Recalls for Week of November 12, 2012


November 15, 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.

- Bike Friday Recalls Tikit Folding Bicycles Due to Fall Hazard

- CPSC Approves New Federal Safety Standard for Infant Swings

GIANTmicrobes Holiday Plush Collection

GIANTmicrobes Holiday Plush Collection

GIANTmicrobes, Inc. Announces Big New Line-up of Contagiously Cute Toys and Collectibles for Christmas

STAMFORD, Conn., Nov. 12, 2012 -- Trim your trees and fill your stockings with new ornaments and toys from GIANTmicrobes, Inc. (, the innovative designers of collectible toys inspired by the microscopic world.

Like other GIANTmicrobes® products, the new additions are humorously educational toys modeled on electron micrographs, enlarged a million times actual size. Each includes an image and information about the microbe it represents. The 100+ microbes range from the infectious (Common Cold) to the catastrophic (Ebola Virus) to the anthropological (Brain Cell) to the wonderful (Amoeba).


  • GIANTmicrobes® Primordial Putty with collectible figures
  • Inside-out reversible Cancer cell doll that is curable
  • White Lab Mouse: unsung hero of medical miracles
  • GIANTmicrobes® Wreath box of ornaments

Street Fighter X Tekken Minimates Series 2 Packaging Shots

Get Ready for Round 2 with More Street Fighter X Tekken Minimates Series 2 Packaging Shots!

November 2012 - It's time for another battle! The first assortment of Street Fighter X Tekken Minimates was such a success that we had to bring the line back for another round, with even more of the famous fighters from the Street Fighter and Tekken video game franchises! That means 12 new fighters to face off with the 12 you already have!

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Series 2 includes:
Ryu vs. Yoshimitsu
Abel vs. Kazuya
Rufus vs. Julia (comic shop and specialty store exclusive)
Chun Li vs. Hwoarang (comic shop and specialty store exclusive)
Hugo vs. Heihachi (Toys "R" Us exclusive)
Rolento vs. Kuma (Toys "R" Us exclusive)

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The Hustler T-Shirt by Pocket Wookie

The Hustler T-Shirt by Pocket Wookie

The Hustler T-Shirt by Pocket Wookie

November 2012 - Whether it's trading with the locals or crawling across the land for a cold one, or looking for a place to tag, one thing is for sure; being a hustler ain't easy!

The Hustler t-shirts are available for pre-order from November 13th through November 20th exclusively at This original design will be screen printed on 100% cotton American Apparel Fine Jersey t-shirts and is available in a variety of sizes for both men and women. Just $25.00 for this limited edition shirt and shipping the beginning of December makes this a perfect gift for that holiday hustler.

The Hustler T-Shirt by Pocket Wookie

K'NEX Brands and The Rodon Group: Building An American-Made Holiday Season

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K'NEX® Brands and The Rodon Group: Building An American-Made Holiday Season

Hatfield, PA, (November 2012) - At a time when most toys are made overseas, K'NEX Brands, the only U.S. construction toy company focused on Building Worlds Kids Love®, is committed to making toys in the USA!

K'NEX has become America's Building Toy Company -- over 95% of its parts are manufactured by The Rodon Group, K'NEX's sister company. In business since 1956, the Rodon Group makes billions of parts each year in its 125,000 square foot eco-friendly facility and is one of the largest family-owned and operated injection molders in the United States. In addition to manufacturing K'NEX parts, The Rodon Group serves a diverse group of industries including consumer products, medical, fenestration, construction, and pharmaceutical.

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