July 2012 News

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Halo Minimates Series 5

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Halo Minimates Series 5 Is Amassing an Army at Your Local Toy Store

July 2012 - What is it about Halo Minimates that make them so addictive? Is it their collectability? Poseability? Interchangability? They certainly have a lot going on for a 2-inch mini-figure, and the new assortment from Diamond Select Toys has even more going on than ever before, with with enough extra parts to make army-building a snap! Read on to see all of the Spartans, Marines, Prophets and Elites in Halo Minimates Series 5!

- The UNSC Marine and UNSC Sergeant come with two assault rifles, plus an extra helmet to turn your Sergeant into another Marine! DOUBLE MARINES!
- The Red Spartan vs. Blue Spartan two-pack comes with two assault rifles and four extra helmets -- two Rogue and two ODST -- so you can add some diversity to your squad!

Adam West & Burt Ward at New York Comic Con


Dynamic Duo will Autograph and Appear on Panel Together!

Norwalk, CT, July 30, 2012: Noted actors Adam West and Burt Ward will be Spotlight Guests at New York Comic Con (NYCC). The acting team best known for their roles as Batman and Robin in the 1960s Batman TV series and the 1966 Batman feature film, will be appearing together on a panel as well as signing in the Autographing Area. Show officials note that the addition of West and Ward to the roster of guests appearing at NYCC once again underscores the range of talent which is embraced by the pop culture community. NYCC not only attracts talent from many artistic endeavors including artists, creators, writers, actors and musicians, but it also provides a home for timeless products and creations which are enjoyed as much today as when they were first created. The original Batman is an iconic program which helped define popular culture for a generation of TV viewers in the 1960s.

Hot Toys Iron Man Mark VII, Toynami Bleach, TFC Toys Photron & Uranus at Big Bad Toy Store

Big Bad Toy Store

July 30, 2012 - (Sponsor Announcement) - Online retailer BigBadToyStore.com has several items of interest to collectors:

The first 2 figures of the 5 figure combiner set Uranus from TFC Toys have just been listed at $99.99 each:
F15 Eagle and F4 Phantom are available here:

TFC toys Photron camera that transforms to 3 figures is available here at $124.99

Hot Toys Avengers - Iron Man Mark VII has been listed $20 under MSRP at $229.99

Toynami brings us a variety of Bleach releases including Encore wave 02 and 03, and Deluxe Ichigo 7"


DST Star Wars Celebration VI Exclusives

Star Wars Celebration VI: These Are the Exclusives You're Looking For!

July 2012 - If you're a Star Wars fan, there's probably only one place you want to be come August 23rd -- Star Wars Celebration VI in Orlando, Florida! The four-day convention celebrating all things Star Wars will be a veritable Mecca for Jedi and Sith making the long pilgrimage, and will play host to a large number of Star Wars actors, actresses and behind-the-scenes creators. It will also play host to two exclusive Star Wars banks by Diamond Select Toys!

DST Star Wars Celebration VI Exclusives

Enterbay 1/4 Dark Knight Batman & Joker, Ted Plush, LOTR Statue at Big Bad Toy Store

Big Bad Toy Store

July 27, 2012 - (Sponsor Announcement) - Online retailer BigBadToyStore.com has several items of interest to collectors:

Hi - We wanted to update you about a lot of cool new stuff just listed today:

Enterbay 1/4 Scale HD Masterpiece - Dark Knight Batman & Joker
Batman = http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=ENB10057&mode=re...

Joker = http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=ENB10058&mode=re...

'Ted' Movie Plush - Various Sizes with phrases from the movie

Lord of the Rings - Fellowship Statue part 1


Heroclix Online Announces The Dark Knight Rises Figure of the Week

HeroClix Online Announces DC Comics' The Dark Knight Rises Figure of the Week

Showcases All-New Figures For a Limited Time

July 26, 2012 - HeroClix Online developers today announced the latest set to join the "Figure of the Week" program, showcasing over a half dozen all-new figures from DC Comics' The Dark Knight Rises collection. The Dark Knight Rises Figure of the Week will run today through early September.

Please find the full Figure of the Week schedule below, detailing which figures will be available each week:

July 26-Aug. 1: Batman
Aug. 2-8: Bruce Wayne
Aug. 9-15: Catwoman
Aug. 16-22: Bane
Aug. 23-29: Rachel Dawes (from Batman Begins and The Dark Knight)
Aug. 30-Sept. 5: John Blake

During the Figure of the Week program, two individual figures from an upcoming set are made available weekly for a limited time. More information on the Figure of the Week program can be found here.

For more information on HeroClix Online, visit http://www.hco.heroclix.com.

G2 Bruticus, New Play Arts at Big Bad Toy Store

Big Bad Toy Store

July 26, 2012 - (Sponsor Announcement) - Online retailer BigBadToyStore.com has several items of interest to collectors:

Hasbro has given us the go-ahead to list the G2 Bruticus shared exclusive! It is now available at $59.99 here:


Please Note that quantities are limited, and we are limiting this item to a maximum of 6 per person.

New Play Arts

Hitman Absolution - Agent 47 - $64.99

Resident Evil - Lupo - $64.99


Win a $500 Toys'R'Us Gift Card from K'NEX

Prize #13 of the 20 Big Prizes From K'NEX®

Enter for your chance to win a $500 Toys "R" Us ® Gift Card!

July 26, 2012 - K'NEX Brands, the only US construction toy company focused on Building Worlds Kids Love™, is pleased to announce the launch of K'NEX'S "Win a $500 Toys "R" Us Gift Card" sweepstakes. From July 26, 2012 at 9:00am EST through August 9, 2012 at 3:59pm EST, K'NEX fans can enter for their chance to win a $500 Toys "R" Us Gift Card.

Hopeful winners can enter once per day either through the K'NEX Facebook page (which links to the K'NEX 20th Anniversary Celebration page of the Knex.com website), or directly through KNEX.com. Contestants must be 18 years or older to enter. Please see official rules for details. http://www.knex.com/20thanniversary/20BigPrizes/ToysRUs.php

"We are happy to give back to our K'NEX fans who have shown such great support for us over the past twenty years," said K'NEX President and CEO Michael Araten.

For more information, to view official rules, or to enter the sweepstakes visit http://www.knex.com/20thanniversary/20BigPrizes/ToysRUs.php. No purchase necessary.

Agent 88: Kickstarter for Web Series & Minimates

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Senior Female Yakuza Action Film Introduces Hollywood's Newest Old Face

Heavy Metal Magazine and Diamond Select Toys Support Radical New Film Project - AGENT 88

(Hollywood, CA July 23, 2012) An aggressive 30 day Kickstarter campaign has been launched by Director/Artist Digger T Mesch of Dig Deep Entertainment and Producer Jan Utstein-O'Neill of Hurricane Entertainment in support of a web series that introduces the world's most deadly assassin. The surprising spin on this seemingly atypical Kung Fu Shoot Em' Up series is that our hero is an 88-year-old British woman with Alzheimer's disease.

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