August 2013 News

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Sept 7: New Power Rangers Megaforce, Digimon Fusion

Saban Brands Announces All-New Episodes of Power Rangers Megaforce, Followed by the Season Premiere of Digimon Fusion, Debuting on Nickelodeon, Saturday, Sept. 7

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 28, 2013 -- Saban Brands and Nickelodeon today announced that Saban's Power Rangers Megaforce will return with all-new episodes on Saturday, Sept. 7, at 1 p.m. (ET/PT), followed by the season premiere of the all-new Digimon Fusion at 1:30 p.m. (ET/PT) on Nickelodeon. The back-to-back episodes team up to create a MEGA power hour packed with action, excitement, humor and entertainment.

"Fans have eagerly been awaiting new episodes of Power Rangers Megaforce, and we're excited to bring them back as we launch another one of our highly anticipated television properties, Digimon Fusion," said Elie Dekel, President of Saban Brands. "The back-to-back programming will be filled with tons of action, adventure and fun. The fans are in for a real treat."

Toy Recalls for Week of August 26, 2013


August 29, 2013 - 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.

- L.L.Bean Recalls Step Stools Due to Fall Hazard

- Build-A-Bear Recalls Stuffed Animal Toy Due to Choking Hazard - Sulley from Monsters University

- Baby Jogger Recalls Car Seat Adaptors for Strollers Due to Fall Hazard

End of Summer Sale: 5000 Items, SDCC, The Hobbit, Pacific Rim, TFs, Avengers, Funko POP, Man of Steel at Big Bad Toy Store

Big Bad Toy Store

August 26, 2013 - (Sponsor Announcement) - Online retailer has several items of interest to collectors:

We've reduced prices by 15% to 50% on over 5,000 items! Take a look at the huge sale menus, there are tons of Transformers, Star Wars, Marvel, DC, GI Joe, Anime, Statues, Props, T-Shirts, Trinkets, Stand-Ups, Imports, Movie Figures and much much more!


More SDCC 2013 exclusives are on the way. These include the Aardman Superman with Cookie at $37.99, the Super Best Friends Three-Pack at $74.99, the Batman Arkham City Dr. Hugo Strange figure at $44.99, the 3.75" Green Lantern Four-Pack at $74.99 and the Man of Steel: Superman 1/6 Scale Iconic Statue at $189.99.

Adventure Time POP! Vinyl Figures


August 2013 - Funko has announced six new POP! Vinyl figures based on Adventure Time. Series 2 includes Fionna, Cake, Princess Bubblegum, BMO, Gunter, and Lemongrab.

Expect to see your favorite characters from the Land of Ooo in stores around September 28th.






Regular Show POP! Vinyl Figures


August 2013 - Funko has announced five new POP! Vinyl figures based on Regular Show - Mordecai, Rigby, Benson, Skips, and Muscle Man.

Expect to see your favorite cartoon park employees in stores around September 26th.





Steve Varner Teams with One World Doll Project

The One World Doll Project Partners With Legendary 3D Sculpter, Steve Varner

HOUSTON, Aug. 26, 2013 -- The One World Doll Project, subsidiary of One World Holdings, Inc. (OWOO) announced that it has partnered with Steve Varner of Varner Studios for all 3D modeling and sculpture work on its upcoming line of celebrity dolls.

"When we first partnered with Steve Varner during the development of The Prettie Girls! Dolls, we immediately understood why his name is associated with so many successful toy products including Star Trek, Lara Croft Tomb Raider, The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, McDonald's Happy Meals and more," said Joanne Melton, CEO of One World Holdings. "His work has always been of the highest quality and we are thrilled to once again have him as a part of the One World Team," she added.

For more information on Steve Varner and Varner Studios log onto

About The One World Doll Project

During her 15 years at Mattel(TM), Stacey McBride-Irby designed and created countless fashions and concepts for the iconic Barbie(R) line.

Barbie to Stay in California and Remodel Dreamhouse

Barbie® to Remain a California Girl

Pop Culture Icon Re-models her Dreamhouse® and Continues Life in Malibu

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. -- August 26, 2013 -- The original California girl, Barbie®, today announced that home is truly where the heart is and she will officially be staying in Malibu. Over the past year, Barbie travelled the world to find the perfect place to call home. She toured the trendy streets of New York, experienced the cultural charm of Paris and even enjoyed the rugged Australian outback. Despite her amazing international adventures, Barbie decided this beachside city will remain her hometown and she is excited to stay close to her family and friends (and Ken of course!).

"After much thought and consideration, Barbie has made her decision to stay in Malibu," said Lori Pantel, Vice President, Global Marketing for Barbie. "Barbie feels incredibly connected to the beach and decided to renovate her Dreamhouse instead of move. She drew renovation inspiration from her many world travels and experiences."

NYCC-Exclusive Walter White Action Figure

Photo Credit: Dehlia Arce

Mezco Presents Deluxe Breaking Bad Walter White In Green Hazmat Suit

August 2013 - New York - Mezco presents Breaking Bad Walter White Green Hazmat Suit Edition, this much anticipated figure features Walter in his green suit as seen in the episode A No Rough Stuff Type Deal.

He comes complete with a fifty-five gallon chemical drum (not shown) and a trio of lab bottles. The whole set is discreetly packaged in a collector-friendly window box package.

This Mezco Summer Exclusive is a Limited Edition of 500 pieces and is available online at as well as at New York Comic Con, October 10-13.

Supplies are limited, so tread lightly!

Photo Credit: Dehlia Arce

Photo Credit: Dehlia Arce

"Tooned-Up" Vampirella Exclusive

August 2013 - Electric Tiki - we are proud to announce an exclusive version of Sideshow's "Tooned-Up" Vampirella statue. Although this was 100% produced by Sideshow Collectibles, we at Electric Tiki Design designed the piece and oversaw the production. Our exclusive version, know as the Electric Tiki Edition, will be a separately numbered limited edition of only 50. It will come with a specially created signed & numbered Certificate of Authenticity, as well as a mini-print of the original concept art, that will also be hand numbered and signed.

Retail price will match Sideshow's at $159.99, and you can pre-order yours with a non-refundable deposit of $25. Check in the "Exclusive Stuff" tab at the top of our home page.

August Update #2: Hippo & Red Tiger FANtastic Exclusive Action Figures

Raavia is just going to hang out for a bit...

August 2013 - We are down to the last seven (7!) of the Shield of Draumm (Hippo) action figure from the Four Horsemen's FANtastic Exclusive project. These last Hippo figures are the oddballs that I've been reaching past each time I look for a figure to fill an order. They have been moving from case to pile, and pile to case, and it is finally time to say goodbye to them. They each have their own listing on our eCrater storefront, so you can get a feel for their imperfections.

We also still have a fair amount of Raavia the red tiger action figures available. They have their own listing on eCrater.

Tigers & Hippos on our eCrater store

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