September 2012 News

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Toy Recalls for Week of September 3, 2012


September 6, 2012 - Listed below are the toy (and child-related) recalls from this week; these links go to the official announcements on the Consumer Product Safety Commission web site.

- Death of Child Prompts Recall of Window Blinds by Blind Xpress

Funko POP! Vinyl: Monsters, Inc.

Funko Monsters, Inc.

September 5, 2012 - Funko has announced four new Monsters, Inc. POP! Vinyl figures.

Mike and Sully are available now, with Boo and George Sanderson to follow in December.

Funko Monsters, Inc.

Funko Monsters, Inc.

Funko Monsters, Inc.

Funko POP! Vinyl: The Walking Dead

Funko walking dead

September 5, 2012 - Funko has announced four new The Walking Dead POP! Vinyl figures available in late September: Sheriff Rick Grimes, Daryl, RV Walker, and Bicycle Girl.

Season 3 of The Walking Dead premieres on October 14th, so you could pick these up to watch with you! Also look for the exclusive versions (blood spattered figures and packaging):

Funko also plans to make Wacky Wobblers from The Walking Dead.

Funko walking dead

Funko walking dead

Dark Horse Unveils Tyrion Lannister Statue

Tyrion Lannister Statue



SEPTEMBER 5, 2012, MILWAUKIE, OR - When looking for a key moment to immortalize as the second sculptural piece in Dark Horse's highly coveted line of Game of Thrones collectibles, Dark Horse turned to none other than writer/producers David Benioff and D. B. Weiss for the most "statueworthy" moment in the then-unaired second season.

The two chose the memorable scene when Tyrion, as portrayed by Peter Dinklage, charges into battle, leading the defense of King's Landing against an assault by King Stannis Baratheon in the Battle of the Blackwater. They further assisted with special photographic reference taken during filming, expressly for use as sculpture reference for the piece.

Tyrion Lannister Statue

Funko Game of Thrones POP! Vinyl

Funko game of thrones

September 5, 2012 - Funko has announced six Game of Thrones POP! Vinyl figures available November 1st:

~ Game of Thrones~

One for the adults...

Game of Thrones (or as I sometimes call it, Wine/Women/War) is one of the hottest shows on HBO!

They recently received 11 Primetime Emmy nominations, including Outstanding Drama Series.
If you are not watching this show, and also you are an adult, YOU SHOULD PROBABLY START NOW!
With the 3rd season premiering March 31, 2013...

We figure it's the perfect time for Pop!'s!

Pop! Television: Game of Thrones

Daenerys Targaryen
Khal Drogo
Ned Stark
Tyrion Lannister
The Hound
White Walker

Funko game of thrones

Funko game of thrones

Funko game of thrones

DST On Sale September 5: Expendables 2 Minimates, Femme Fatales Darkchylde

On Sale Today: Expendables 2 Minimates and Femme Fatales Darkchylde!

September 5, 2012 - It's Wednesday again, which means it's time for another trip to your local comic shop! While you're there, pick up the two latest releases from Diamond Select Toys!

diamond select toys

Expendables 2 Minimates Series 1 Box Set
The Expendables are back! Sylvester Stallone's all-star line-up of black-ops bikers recently returned in Expendables 2, and now DST is bringing you more of your favorite Expendables in Minimate, as well as all-new characters from the new film! Yin Yang, Gunner Jensen, Toll Road and Jean Vilain will come in a single four-pack on a full-color blister card. Each Minimate stands 2 inches tall with 14 points of articulation and a variety of removable and interchangeable parts and accessories. The figures in this box set will only be available in comic shops and specialty stores, and look for the companion box set at Toys "R" Us!

Ben Folds Five to Perform at New York Comic Con


Opening Night Concert Free for VIP and 4-Day Ticket Holders!

Appearance is part of band's 2012 reunion tour

Norwalk, CT, September 5, 2012: Officials at New York Comic Con (NYCC) are pleased to announce that the critically acclaimed and renowned alternative rock trio Ben Folds Five will perform at NYCC in an opening night concert. This exclusive concert appearance for the fans attending NYCC will be part of the band's reunion tour following the release of their first new album in 13 years called The Sound Of The Life Of The Mind. Ben Folds Five will perform in the IGN Theater at NYCC on Thursday, October 11 at 8:00 PM, presented by WD, maker of digital storage and home entertainment products. The concert is free for NYCC VIPs and 4-Day ticket holders with entrance provided on a first come, first served basis. Badges must be presented at the door.

NBA Sportspicks 22, Dark Energon, Django Unchained, Hot Toys Catwoman at Big Bad Toy Store

Big Bad Toy Store

September 5, 2012 - (Sponsor Announcement) - Online retailer has several items of interest to collectors:


This BBTS Exclusive Set will include the following figures, as well as a bonus DVD: Defender Wheeljack, Knockout, Starscream, Defender Bumblebee. The translucent figures show the effects of Dark Energon infusion. Each fan-favorite character has unique paint schemes and the Autobots and Decepticons have taken on new faction logos: Autobot Dark Energon Defenders and Dark Energon Decepticons. This set is listed for $59.99.


Hello Kitty Hits 10 Million "Likes" on Facebook

Hello Kitty® Hits 10 million "Likes" on Facebook

Hello Kitty Joins Adidas, Burberry, Converse, Lacoste, Levi's and Nike on Social Media Success

TORRANCE, Calif., Sept. 5, 2012 -- Hello Kitty's devoted fans have helped the iconic brand achieve 10 million "likes" on Facebook, a milestone reached by an elite few lifestyle brands. Hello Kitty launched her Facebook page in 2009. Sanrio® Inc. ( is the parent company of pop icon Hello Kitty.

Alongside Adidas, Burberry, Converse, Lacoste, Levi's and Nike Football, Hello Kitty has hit the exclusive 10 million Facebook mark. Social media is part of the brand's strategy to continue the word of mouth success upon which Sanrio was built. As the brand forgoes traditional multichannel, advertising-supported campaigns to drive awareness, Hello Kitty hit her 10 million "like" achievement due to the unsolicited loyalty she garners from committed fans around the world. Hello Kitty did not have to ask her fans to "like" her - they just did.

K'NEX September Contest: K'NEX Classics

K'NEX Announces September Mission: K'NEX 20 on 20 Contest

Contests Run Monthly Through December, 20 Chances to Win Each Month!

Hatfield, PA, September 2012 – K'NEX, the only US construction toy company focused on Building Worlds Kids Love™, announced its ninth in a series of twelve contests, Mission: K'NEX 20 on 20, monthly "hunts" for secret codes on various K'NEX related web pages.

Every month on the 20th day, through December 2012, K'NEX will be giving away K'NEX products to lucky fans! On the 1st weekday of every month a prize will be revealed and a new "mission" is assigned. Missions can be found on the K'NEX website: which directs participants how to find secret codes. Once a code is found, participants must return to the K'NEX site and enter the code. If correct, they are eligible to be entered for a chance to win a prize. On the 20th of each month, when the contest closes, winners will be randomly chosen from those eligible entries.

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