August 2012 News

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles TV Commercials

August 2012 - Playmates Toys has let us know that their latest television commercials for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles toys are now available online:

TMNT Shellraiser TV commercial:

TMNT Power Sound FX Figures: "Punch Lines" TV commercial:

TMNT Vehicles: "Alley Oop!" TV commercial:

TMNT Action Figures: "Royal Flush" TV commercial:

TMNT Ninja Combat Gear TV commercial:

Win a $500 Shopping Spree

Prize #15 of the 20 Big Prizes From K'NEX®

Enter for your chance to win a $500 Shopping Spree!

Hatfield, PA – August 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 Shopping Spree" Sweepstakes. From August 28, 2012 at 9:00 am EST through September 11, 2012 at 3:59pm EST, K'NEX fans can enter for their chance to win a $500 Shopping Spree.

The winner will receive a coupon code to enter in at checkout for purchasing up to $500 of product, and shipping/handling costs, currently available on the "Shop" pages at Prospective 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 website), or directly through The winner will have until December 31, 2012 to use the entirety of their prize, after which time their coupon code will be void. Contestants must be 18 years or older to enter. Please see official rules for details.

Mega Bloks Halo Toymation Contest

Mega Bloks Halo Toymation Contest

Mega Bloks Halo Toymation Contest is back

The second edition of the Mega Bloks Halo Toymation Fest calls on fans to raise the bar

MONTREAL, Aug. 28, 2012 - MEGA Brands Inc. - After a successful and exciting first year, Mega Bloks will soon launch their second edition of the Halo Toymation Fest, a community-driven competition in which Halo fans can create and submit their own Mega Bloks Halo toymations (stop motion animations featuring toys) for a chance to win incredible prizes.

The official 2012 Mega Bloks Halo Toymation website (, launched on August 3rd, will once again be the home page to many hopeful contestants. At this time, fans can visit the site to learn more about the different genres of videos they will be allowed to submit, discover the panel of judges and the amazing prizes to be won, receive details about the voting criteria and tips on stop motion animation.

Dark Horse: The Black Beetle

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August 28, MILWAUKIE, OR - Dark Horse Comics is thrilled to announce a new creator-owned series from Francesco Francavilla, the 2012 Eisner Award winner for Best Cover Artist!

Francavilla's critically acclaimed The Black Beetle returns in December with The Black Beetle #0, which will collect the three-part story entitled Night Shift that originally appeared in the pages of the Eisner Award–winning Dark Horse Presents. The issue will feature a brand-new cover, twenty-four story pages, and bonus sketch material and art!

January brings The Black Beetle: No Way Out, a four-issue story that marks the first full series for Francavilla's Black Beetle, continuing from the self-published, limited-edition ashcan comic of the same name - the first appearance of this exciting new pulp hero!

DST On Sale August 29: Amazing Spider-Man Busts, Star Trek Retro, Steampunk Lexi

On Sale This Week: Amazing Spider-Man Busts! Star Trek Retro! Steampunk Lexi!

August 29, 2012 - Going to a comic book shop on Wednesday -- a.k.a. "New Toy Day" -- is like celebrating the holidays every week, especially with all the new product shipping to stores from Diamond Select Toys. Check out what shipped to stores this week!

diamond select toys

Star Trek: The Next Generation Retro Picard and Borg Figures

Hasbro's Celebration VI Star Wars Press Pictures

August 28, 2012 - Hasbro has sent along press images of their new Star Wars toys unveiled at the Star Wars Celebration VI convention - we've posted all 80 of them in a gallery for your enjoyment.

The new action figures shown were from Build-A-Droid Wave Two, Movie Heroes Wave One, Clone Wars Wave One, and Star Wars Fighter Pods, as well as new vehicles.

Here's the Mara Jade action figure from the second wave of Droid Factory action figures:

Welcome to New RTM Sponsor Protoplanet Collectibles

Protoplanet Collectibles

August 28, 2012 - (Sponsor Announcement) - RTM would like to welcome our newest sponsor, online retailer Protoplanet Collectibles!

Protoplanet Collectibles specializes in statues, actions figures and collectibles. They carry Star Wars, DC Comics, Marvel Comics, Star Trek, and many others.

Protoplanet Collectibles

K'NEX Angry Birds Sets Available Now


Officially-Licensed Building Toys by K'NEX Allow Kids to Build & Play in the Angry Birds World

angry birds sets from knex

Hatfield, PA, August, 2012 - K'NEX, the only US construction toy company focused on Building Worlds Kids Love™, is pleased to introduce its first line of officially licensed building sets inspired by Angry Birds™, the #1 paid app of all time. Young Angry Birds fans will soon be able to build and play with characters from their favorite app including Red Bird, Yellow Bird and King Pig.

The new products combine the award-winning K'NEX building system with beloved characters from Angry Birds, bringing them from the smartphone to the construction aisle for the first time!

Angry Birds Intro Assortment Building Sets

Marvel Minimates, Black Widow Covert Ops Bishoujo, Fantasy Figure Gallery, Terminator at Urban-Collector

August 27, 2012 - (Sponsor Announcement) - Online retailer Urban-Collector has several new items of interest to collectors:

This week we are featuring new arrivals including Black Widow Covert Ops Bishoujo, Dark Knight Rises novelties and Spider-Man Pub Glass set.

Featured Pre-Orders

LEGO Vehicle Design Contest

August 2012 - Do you like to design your own LEGO vehicles? This is the contest for you!

There are two separate categories, one for teens/adults (link is to Facebook) and one for kids.

To enter, submit a picture of your creation by December 1st, 2012. The winners will receive $1,000 and their designs will be featured in the upcoming film, LEGO: The Motion Picture.

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