March 2012 News

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2012 Canadian 80s Toy Expo: April 1

March 2012 - Toy collectors and fans of the 80s are in for a treat this weekend as the 2012 Canadian 80s Toy Expo will be at the Sheraton Parkway Toronto North Hotel - 600 Highway 7 East, Richmond Hill, Ontario this Sunday, April 1st.

Featuring Canada's largest dealer room of vendors selling 80s related merchandise, former WWF Tag Team Champion Fred Ottman aka
Tugboat/Typhoon/Shockmaster is scheduled to attend from 9:30 AM to 3 PM. Also available is an exclusive print by Matt Moylan who will be setup at the event selling prints and doing sketches for the attendees celebrating the 30th anniversary of the Masters of the Universe toy line. Additionally the 501st Canadian Garrison representing the Galactic Empire in the Star Wars universe with Stromtroopers, Sith Lords, Bounty Hunters and other Imperial Denizens will join the event for photo ops with attendees.

DST Announces New Line of Universal Monsters Bust Banks

March 2012 - Get your money out of that dusty vault and shine it up nice, because Diamond Select Toys has a new place to keep your cash! Spinning out of DST's successful line of Star Wars bust banks comes the all-new Universal Monsters series! The most famous monster of all, Frankenstein's Monster, will kick off this new line of 8-inch vinyl banks -- from the front it just looks like a high-quality bust, but turn it around and there's a slot to stick your change in! Nobody will want to raid your savings when they're safe inside this resurrected giant!

Universal Monsters Bust Banks

Nickelodeon Revives Gak & Floam

Get Ready Kids: Gak™ is Back! Floam® Comes Home!

NSI International and Nickelodeon Introduce Reformulated Floam and Gak to a New Generation of Kids

Innovative Reusable Compounds Encourage Endless Playtime Entertainment, Right at Your Fingertips!

NEW YORK, March 26, 2012 -- NSI International and Nickelodeon today announced the launch of all-new Floam and Gak products. For kids growing up in the 1990's, Nickelodeon's Floam and Gak were two of the most popular playtime staples, beloved for their uncanny ability to entertain kids for hours on end. Available in stores now, Nickelodeon's Floam and Gak are back...and they're better than ever!

Dark Knight Rises Statues, Universal Monsters Bust Banks, Monster Heaven Vinyl, Bowen Marvel at Urban-Collector

March 26, 2012 - (Sponsor Announcement) - Online retailer Urban-Collector has several new items of interest to collectors:

This week we are featuring new pre-orders including 1/12 scale Dark Knight Rises statues, Universal Monsters bust banks and Monster Heaven vinyl figures!

Featured Pre-Orders

DC Entertainment at 2012 C2E2



Renowned Comic Book Publisher will Participate in Nine Panels at Convention; Executives and Creators to Meet with Fans

Cats Lair Polystone Environment Statue

March 2012 - Icon Heroes has sent an update on their Thundercats display piece:

Hello, we are pleased to announce our Thundercats Cats Lair Polystone Environment has arrived! It was on display at this past weekend's Wondercon show in Anaheim and received fantastic reviews! Here are the details and where to purchase:

Because every hero needs a place to unwind, Icon Heroes created the museum replica of the Cats Lair. Made of heavy weight polystone, this environment statue measures a massive 7.9" wide x 11" deep x 9.5" tall and weighs approximately 6 pounds. A perfect backdrop for your Thundercats station figures, this environment is detailed with towering archways, mechanical like claws, and blazing red cat eyes. The Cats Lair is the pivotal training ground, operations base, and sleeping quarters for the Thundercats. Sold exclusively by Action Figure Xpress and limited to only 600 pieces, this individually numbered collectors piece is a rare find.

DC's Before Watchmen Panel at 2012 C2E2



Leading Entertainment Company Will Bring Top Talent to Preview Highly Anticipated Prequel

Norwalk, CT, March 23, 2012: DC Entertainment announced its plans today to bring some of the comic book industry's most iconoclastic writers and artists to Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo (C2E2) to discuss this year's highly anticipated BEFORE WATCHMEN comic book event. Although the first issue of BEFORE WATCHMEN doesn't go on sale until the first week of June, the announcement of all new stories building on the foundation of the bestselling graphic novel of all time is already the talk of the comic book industry. Among the creators who will be on hand to discuss why they signed on for the project and to answer fan questions will be Brian Azzarello, Lee Bermejo, Amanda Conner, Adam Hughes, J Michael Straczynski, and Len Wein.

DST to Attend 2012 C2E2: Panels, Exclusives and More

March 2012 - The Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo (C2E2) runs from April 13-15 this year, and once again Diamond Select Toys (DST) will be in attendance! And since it's also the 10th anniversary of Minimates, they've got some great events planned!

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First off, Saturday afternoon will bring a special 10th anniversary Minimates panel, focusing on the coming year. From Marvel's Avengers to the Walking Dead to Battle Beasts, Diamond Select Toys representatives will share info about DST's upcoming lines, debut the next stop-motion animated Pirate Raiders movie and give away cool prizes! (1:30 -2:30 PM; Room N427bc)

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EPIX: Marvel Heroes Weekend April 27-29

EPIX Celebrates Superheroes and the Legendary Stan Lee With Marvel Heroes Weekend April 27-29

EPIX Celebrates Superheroes and the Legendary Stan Lee With Marvel Heroes Weekend April 27-29

Hosted by Lee, Event Features World Television Premieres of Captain America: The First Avenger & EPIX Original Documentary With Great Power: The Stan Lee Story

NEW YORK, March 19, 2012 -- EPIX, the multiplatform premium entertainment service, will present Marvel Heroes Weekend, April 27 – 29, a marathon of superhero movies including Iron Man 2, Thor, the world television premiere of Captain America: The First Avenger and the EPIX Original Documentary With Great Power: The Stan Lee Story. Hosted by legendary comic book creator Stan Lee, the marathon also includes EPIX Extra: Mighty Movie Superheroes, examining the origins and fan following of the mighty team. The weekend celebration of Marvel's famed superheroes and their creator features the movies that have led up to the highly anticipated theatrical release of The Avengers on May 4.

Rocketboy Customs Custom Toy Raffles for Waking Wally Street

Rocketboy Customs Custom Toy Raffles for Waking Wally Street

March 2012 - In promotion for the launch of the comic book Waking Wally Street #1, Rocketboy Customs will be holding two raffles. One for a customized dunny & one for a customized mini munny.

The Prizes consist of Spudz (dog dunny) and Jack Henderson (mini munny). Both characters appear in the first issue of Waking Wally Street and are hand-painted & sculpted by Ryan McClure (Rocketboy Customs).

To qualify for the raffle to win the Spudz (dog dunny), preorder an issue of Waking Wally Street at:
Once you place an order, your name will automatically go into the raffle and the winner will be drawn at random. If you order more than one comic, your chances of winning increase! The winner will be announced once the shipment of comics arrive from the printers (projected first week of April).

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