April 2013 News

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Funko: Iron Man 3 POP! Marvel Vinyl Figures


April 2013 - Funko has announced an additional POP! vinyl figure based on the upcoming Iron Man 3 film.

Expect to see Deep Space Suit Iron Man in stores right about now. He joins the previously-released Iron Man (Mark 42), War Machine, and Iron Patriot.

Saban's Power Rangers Megaforce Participate in 2013 White House Easter Egg Roll

April 2, 2013 - Saban has shared a few pictures with us from the 2013 White House Easter Egg Roll:

Saban's Power Rangers Megaforce were lucky to be part of the 2013 Easter Egg Roll at the White House yesterday, where the Rangers and Robo Knight teamed up with First Lady Michelle Obama and her Let's Move! initiative to encourage children to lead healthy and active lives. The Rangers are promoting healthy living through Power Rangers emPOWER by teaching kids and families how to put the Power Rangers values of teamwork, confidence, health and physical activity into action.

This was the 135th annual White House Easter Egg Roll with more than 30,000 visitors. The event featured live music, sports courts, cooking stations, storytelling and, of course, Easter egg rolling. Souvenir White House Easter eggs first became an annual keepsake in 1981, when President and Mrs. Ronald Reagan hosted a hunt for wooden eggs that bore the signatures of famous people. The tradition continues this year with four colorful eggs and the official First Dog "Bo" egg.

Kris Dufler x outsmART originals: C3-MYK-O


C3-MYK-O by Kris Dufler (aka KiD iNK iNDUSTRiES)

April 2013 - Following up the news about the release of the upcoming SUMO TROOPER t-shirt by Kris Dufler, outsmART originals is thrilled to add a second design to this week's Dufler release news. Introducing C3-MYK-O, the art protocol droid you can get without having to negotiate with little scavengers!

Screen printed on ultra cotton tees for a classic fit, these tees will be available for both men and women for only $20.00 and shipping in late April in time for the MAY 4th celebrations.

Needless to say, this is the droid you've been looking for. Available for pre-order now here: http://nvy.gd/12aFakW


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Star Trek Minimates Enterprise Exclusive with Tribbles

Diamond Select Toys

Tribbles Have Taken Over a New Star Trek Minimates Enterprise Exclusive!

April 2013 - The original Star Trek television series lasted 79 episodes, but few were as memorable – or hilarious – as "The Trouble with Tribbles." Introducing the Tribble species to the Star Trek universe, the classic 1967 episode remains one of the most referenced and revisited of the original series, which is why Diamond Select Toys decided to pay tribute to the episode with their newest Star Trek Minimates exclusive!

Fortress Maximus & MP-10B, Sci-Fi Revoltech Batmobile Tumbler at Big Bad Toy Store

Big Bad Toy Store

April 2, 2013 - (Sponsor Announcement) - Online retailer BigBadToyStore.com has several items of interest to collectors:

Hi - Some great new arrivals and more new preorders:

In Stock:

Encore: #23 Fortress Maximus - Early Air Shipment

MP-10B Masterpiece Convoy / Optimus Prime Black Version

Predaking 2010 Reissue Box Set

Sci-Fi Revoltech #043 - 5.5" Batmobile Tumbler & Camo Version

MP-13 Energon Cube Set For Masterpiece Soundwave

Transformers Dark of The Moon Trading Cards - Save 89% or more

Kris Dufler x outsmART originals: Sumo Trooper T-Shirt


SUMO TROOPER T-SHIRT by Kris Dufler x outsmART originals

April 2013 - Legendary fighters known for their strength and wisdom, these elite imperial warriors were not to be trifled. Fighting inside the dohyo or 'the inner circle' taking on all challengers, these wrestlers never knew defeat and now you can support the troops with this new tee designed by Kris Dufler (Kid iNK iDUSTRiES), the Sumo Trooper.


Based on the resin release of several exclusive Sumo Trooper figures over the holiday weekend, outsmART originals is pleased to bring another steller offering to the world. As a bonus, there will be a special incentive exclusive version created as a giveaway for one lucky winner - just for preordering this t-shirt and supporting the artist!

LucasFilm and Dark Horse Announce The Star Wars


George Lucas's original-draft screenplay for The Star Wars to be adapted by J. W. Rinzler and Mike Mayhew!

APRIL 2013, MILWAUKIE, OR - It's no April Fools' prank! Dark Horse is honored to announce a dream project: working with J.W. Rinzler, executive editor at LucasBooks, and artist Mike Mayhew (Avengers) to adapt the rough-draft original screenplay which spawned the biggest franchise in film history!

 The Star Wars

Three years before his 1977 film, George Lucas put down on paper his first story set in a galaxy far, far away - a tale of fantastic adventures, daring escapes, "lazer swords," romance, and monsters. A story of Jedi Annikin Starkiller and General Luke Skywalker, an alien named Han Solo, and evil Sith Knights. The screenplay was titled The Star Wars!

The Munsters Select Action Figures Series 3

Diamond Select Toys

The Munsters Select Action Figures Are Hotroddin' in Series 3

April 2013 - The Munsters are back! Following up on two successful series of 7-inch action figures based on the classic TV show, Diamond Select Toys has created a third offering of America's favorite monster family! In the "Hotrod" series, Herman, Grandpa and Lily are back in all-new, episode-specific outfits, with a new family member (Uncle Gilbert) and a new build-an-accessory (the family staircase with Spot)! Collect all four to build another part of 1313 Mockingbird Lane! Sculpted by Jean St. Jean!

Diamond Select Toys

The Munsters Select: Hotrod Herman

Diamond to Distribute Japanese Action Figures and Toys Based on VIZ Media Properties

Diamond to Distribute Japanese Action Figures and Toys Based on VIZ Media Properties in North America

(BALTIMORE, MD) - (April 2013)- Diamond Comic Distributors and VIZ Media, LLC have reached an agreement that will distribute Japanese merchandise based on the company's highly sought after properties in North America for the first time, including products based on the commercially successful and acclaimed titles NARUTO, BLEACH, TIGER & BUNNY, BERSERK, DEATH NOTE, and INUYASHA. Diamond Comic Distributors will carry a broad selection of action figures, toys, and collectibles from licensed VIZ Media titles, previously unavailable outside of Japan due to licensing restrictions.

Diamond to Distribute Japanese Action Figures and Toys Based on VIZ Media Properties

K'NEX Donates 10% of April's Online Sales

K'NEX® BRANDS and the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America Take Steps to Find A Cure

K'NEX to donate 10% of online sales to the CCFA during the month of April

Hatfield, PA, April 2013 – K'NEX Brands, the only US construction toy company focused on Building Worlds Kids Love ®, is proud to announce that for the sixth year in a row it will donate a percentage of online sales to the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA), a non-profit, volunteer-driven organization dedicated to finding the cure for Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis.

Now through April 30th 10% of all online sales made on http://www.knex.com will be donated to the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation. Donations are accepted with or without making a purchase.

"We are honored to be able to help this tremendous organization," said Michael Araten, K'NEX President & CEO. "With over 1.4 million people, including over 150,000 children, suffering from Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis, we are thrilled to provide funds for vital research and education programs."

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