February 2014 News

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Kindle Worlds Adds GI Joe & Veronica Mars

Kindle Worlds Expands – Amazon Publishing Announces New Licensing Agreements with Hasbro, Inc. and Warner Bros. Television Group's Alloy Entertainment

Hasbro's Legendary G.I. JOE brand and Warner Bros. fan favorite TV shows Veronica Mars and Ravenswood to launch in the next few months

Additional launches include Worlds from best-selling authors Marcus Sakey, Theresa Ragan, and Valiant Entertainment

SEATTLE -- February 5, 2014 -- (AMZN) - Today, Amazon Publishing announced that Kindle Worlds has reached licensing agreements to open up seven new Worlds, including Worlds based on Hasbro's iconic G.I. JOE brand, and Warner Bros. TV shows Veronica Mars and Pretty Little Liars' spinoff Ravenswood. Writers can now choose from more than 20 Worlds to write and sell their own original fiction inspired by popular characters and storylines. These Worlds will open for writers to start publishing stories in the next few months.

Alien, Halo, Assassin's Creed, Bandai JP, Metal Gear Solid, Ghostbusters, Transformers, Batman at Big Bad Toy Store

Big Bad Toy Store

February 4, 2014 - (Sponsor Announcement) - Online retailer BigBadToyStore.com has several items of interest to collectors:


The original Alien from the movie of the same name is the next release in the S.H. MonsterArts line. It has been specifically developed to be able to assume the poses of the original creature and has 18 individually-jointed tail segments with a die-cast metal tip. In addition, it has a translucent head carapace, alternate hands and a special display stand, and is listed at $53.99.

NECA's latest 18" scale entry is John-117, Master Chief from the Halo franchise. The figure is made from the original digital model and comes with game-accurate accessories. We have it listed at $99.99, saving you $20 off of the MSRP.

Monogram's Joker & Harley Quinn Bust Banks

February 2014 - Monogram International is releasing two new banks!

Joker PVC Bust Bank

The highly intelligent, master criminal Joker is coming your way in the form of a bust bank! This vibrantly colored bank will surely be a popular collector's item and a favorite amongst supervillain fans for years to come. This bank stands 8" tall and is made of sturdy, but lightweight PVC plastic.

- Finely detailed sculpt.
- Great gift at a great price for Joker and Batman fans!
- Looks fantastic on display.
- Slot for coins in back.
- Item #45202
- Available April 2014

Harley Quinn PVC Bust Bank

As the accomplice and girlfriend to the Joker, Harley Quinn is growing in popularity by the day! Be the first of your friends to get this brand new Harley Quinn PVC Bust Bank by Monogram! This bust bank is brightly colored and highly detailed. It will be sure to attract attention in your display case or on your desk!

- A favorite female villain.

LEGO Movie Minifigure Giveaway at Real3D Regal Movie Theaters

Regal Entertainment Group Announces Limited Edition LEGO® Minifigure Giveaway to Celebrate the Opening of "THE LEGO® MOVIE"

"Pyjamas Emmet" exclusively available to Regal Crown Club members

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- January 30, 2014 -- Regal Entertainment Group (RGC), a leading motion picture exhibitor owning and operating the largest theatre circuit in the United States, today announces that beginning February 7, all RealD 3D Regal locations playing "THE LEGO® MOVIE" will give away a Limited Edition LEGO Minifigure to Regal Crown Club members. The "Pyjamas Emmet" giveaway will be available to 3D moviegoers while supplies last.

LEGO Mixels Invading Soon

Cartoon Network and The LEGO Group Mix It Up Globally with MIXELS

Mixels.Com Makes U.S. Debut on February 6

ATLANTA, Jan. 27, 2014 -- Mixels is a groundbreaking global franchise created by the powerhouse partnership of two of the biggest forces in kids' entertainment – Cartoon Network and The LEGO Group – and will make its US debut on multiple screens and platforms this February. A true multiplatform brand, Mixels.com arrives on the web first on February 6, followed by animated shorts on Cartoon Network starting February 12 during the Teen Titans Go! half hour (7:30-8:00pET). Soon after, kids will be able to "mix, max and murp" with their own LEGO® Mixels collectible building sets and download the Calling All Mixels app.

LEGO Teams with Mo Willems

LEGO® Education Collaborates with Award-Winning Author Mo Willems to Bring the Pigeon Series to Life

Willems' popular Pigeon series of books will be the source of inspiration using LEGO Education StoryStarter to encourage creativity among educators and students in reading and writing

News Highlights:

  • LEGO® Education is collaborating with award-winning author and Emmy winner Mo Willems to bring his Pigeon series of books to life using LEGO Education products.
  • In 2014, LEGO Education will host "The Pigeon Builds a Story," LEGO brick builds at education conferences as well as encourage educators and their students in the classroom to use LEGO Education StoryStarter, a language arts solution for second through fifth grade classes, or LEGO bricks to showcase students' creativity in the retelling of a Pigeon story.
  • A fan vote via the LEGO Education community will determine the winner of a two-foot LEGO brick Pigeon for their classroom, along with other prizes.

Toy Pizza: New YouTube Series

February 2014 - Jesse has sent word of his new series on YouTube:

Channel Frederator presents a new toys & collectibles show

Check our brand new YouTube series celebrating all things collectible.
Join hosts Nicky, Jesse, and Cade as they showcase what's cool in plastic playthings.
Tune into the episode and if you like what you see, click subscribe!
And just like a real slice of pie, it's best when shared with friends -- so reblog to help spread the word!

Click here to check it out!

K'NEX at Toy Fair: 2 New Licenses, 25+ New Products

K'NEX® Introduces Over 25 New Products at New York Toy Fair!

2014 Product Line Includes Launch of 2 New Brands

Hatfield, Pa. (February, 2014) – K'NEX, the US construction toy company focused on Building Worlds Kids Love®, will be introducing its 2014 product line to retailers and media during American International Toy Fair®, being held February 16th through the 19th in New York City at the Javits Center.

The 2014 K'NEX product line includes over 25 inspiring additions to popular product lines such as, K'NEX Building Sets, K'NEX Thrill Rides, K'NEX Education™, Super Mario®, Mario Kart®, Lincoln Logs®, Tinkertoy®, Angry Birds™, PAC-MAN® and the Ghostly Adventures, and Family Guy™. New York Toy Fair will also mark the public debut of two exciting new product lines; Titanfall™ and Plants vs. Zombies™ Building Sets.

UglyDoll Grants License to Fetch... for Pets! Products

Pretty Ugly LLC™ Grants License to Fetch...for Pets!™ Products

Green Brook, NJ, January 29, 2014 - Pretty Ugly™, LLC owner of the UGLYDOLL® brand, is pleased to announce their recent partnership with Fetch...for pets!, a leading manufacturer of pet products in North America.

Soon pet-loving fans can treat their favorite canine or feline to a unique selection of Uglydoll products. "We are thrilled to work with Fetch...for pets! on a wide range of pet toys and accessories. After years of our fan's pets chewing on our Uglydoll toys, it's time to give them their own coveted collection," said Alita Friedman, Chief Brand Officer.

"Fetch...for pets! is excited to team up with such a fun brand and bring Uglydoll products to the pet world," said Steven Shweky, Top Dog at Fetch... for Pets!.

Fetch...for Pets!

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