August 2013 News

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Funko DC Comics Tin-Tastics


August 2013 - Funko has announced two new Tin-Tastics sets, this time based on DC Comics and Batman - activity sets packed in cases that look like Batman and the Joker.

These nifty sets are due in stores around August 15th.


Funko DC Comics Papercraft


August 2013 - Funko has announced a new Papercraft set, this time based on DC Comics and Batman - you can construct the Batcave, the Batmobile, and part of Wayne Manor.

This set is due in stores around August 15th.

Pop! Heroes: Dark Knight Batman


August 2013 - Funko has announced a POP! Vinyl Batman figure from The Dark Knight.

Batman is due in stores around August 15th.

Harris Poll Results: Your Favorite Doctor Who

Who's The Favorite Who? David Tennant and Tom Baker Tie for Favorite Doctor, while Rose is the Favorite Companion

NEW YORK, Aug. 5, 2013 -- Well, it's official, and Peter Capaldi has some pretty big shoes to step into starting next year. How daunting it must be to take over a role that 11 other men have filled - some for a short time and some for years - while at the same time taking on a British icon celebrating its Fifty Year Anniversary this year. And, while each Doctor must make the sonic screwdriver their own, they each take something from the men who embodied previous incarnations – or rather, regenerations – of the Doctor.

So, who should Peter Capaldi draw inspiration from? Among those who have ever watched Doctor Who, the favorite Doctor is actually a tie between the tenth Doctor, David Tennant (16%) and the fourth, Tom Baker (16%), followed by the eleventh and outgoing Doctor, Matt Smith (7%).

CustomCon 35 (Summer 2013) - Day One

August 2013 - Day One of CustomCon 35 is now online at

The Day One galleries of customized action figures include:

Walking Dead Minimates Series 4

Diamond Select Toys

Walking Dead Minimates Series 4 Coming to Toys "R" Us!

August 2013 - Diamond Select Toys recently unveiled the specialty assortment of Walking Dead Minimates Series 4, based on creator Robert Kirkman's long-running horror comic which inspired the TV show of the same name. Well, now they've unveiled the Toys "R" Us-exclusive assortment, which features six brand-new figures based on the artwork of series artist Charlie Adlard!

Based on the famous Prison vs. Woodbury storyline, the assortment includes new, exclusive figures of Rick Grimes, the leader of the main band of survivors, and the Governor, the sadistic ruler of Woodbury. Both depict the characters as they appear towards the end of the storyline, bearing the severe injuries inflicted upon them by the Governor and Michonne, respectively. Both figures are exclusive to Toys "R" Us, and each comes with his own exclusive walker, the Gunshot Zombie and the Biker Zombie, respectively.

Bandai Japan, Starcraft, Star Wars, Transformers, Bruce Lee, The Walking Dead, TMNT, Batman at Big Bad Toy Store

Big Bad Toy Store

August 5, 2013 - (Sponsor Announcement) - Online retailer has several items of interest to collectors:


The latest bunch of information from bandai Japan includes new items like the Gundam GFF RX-0 Banshee at $204.99, the Super Robot Chogokin Mazinkaizer at $69.99, Robot Spirits Deathscythe Hell at $49.99, S.H. Figuarts Kamen Rider ZX at $36.99 and more.

From the hit game Starcraft II comes Sideshow's most ambitious figure to date. Standing at 15", this 1/6 scale Jim Raynor is priced at $499.99.


AFP: SDCC-Exclusive Deadpool Corps Contest

August 5, 2013 - is giving away the San Diego Comic-Con Exclusive Marvel Universe Deadpool Corps action figure set!

Head over to their contest page for more details on how to enter, but make sure you do so by the August 16th entry deadline.

Target's Latest Deals on Toys & Action Figures

August 5, 2013 - It's a new week and a new month, so it is also time to check Target's printable coupons and Cartwheel app for new deals!

The printable coupons offer only one coupon in the toys category - 20% off a Disney's Sofia the First toy.

Cartwheel has twelve toy deals available, including these deals of interest to action figure collectors:

  • 10% off Imaginext Justice League toys
  • 10% off Playskool Heroes figures and vehicles
  • 10% Fisher-Price Little People figures and playsets
  • 10% off Barbie Mariposa dolls

If you don't have a smartphone to use the Cartwheel app, you can log in via Facebook and print out a code to hand to the cashier and still get the same deals.

And for you clearance hunters, we visited our local Target on Friday the 2nd and the clearance section was marked down to 70% off. The only memorable thing at that location was Laser Pegs.

Toys Across America Distributed Over 500,000 Toys in a Single Day

Toy Industry Foundation's Toys Across America Brings Over 500,000 New Toys to Kids in Need in All 50 States Today

New York, NY - August 1, 2013 – Today, for the very first time, the Toy Industry Foundation (TIF) and its Toy Bank will distribute more than 500,000 new toys and games to children in need in all 50 states on a single day. Dubbed "Toys Across America," this special day of toys, play and fun celebrates the 10th anniversary of The Toy Bank, a program that collects new toys from donor toy companies and delivers them through a network of charities serving kids and families.

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