October 2012 News

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Action Figure Xpress Brings New Thundercats and Alpha Flight Minimates to NYCC

Action Figure Xpress Brings New Thundercats and Alpha Flight Minimates to NYCC

October 2012 - Visitors to the Action Figure Xpress booth at the San Diego Comic-Con were treated to two unprecedented Minimates box sets: the first Minimates of the Marvel super-team Alpha Flight and the first Minimates ever for the original Thundercats cartoon! Well, response was so strong for those sets at SDCC that AFX is continuing those two lines at New York Comic-Con!


NYCC attendees will have the chance to pic up an entirely new Alpha Flight-themed Marvel Minimates box set at the show, featuring Sasquatch, Aurora, Snowbird and Shaman. In addition to the SDCC set's Guardian, Puck, Marrina and Northstar, the Canadian superteam will also get a two-pack of Vindicator and Box at Toys "R" Us this fall.


New Walking Dead and Universal Monsters Banks to Debut at NYCC

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New Walking Dead and Universal Monsters Banks to Debut at NYCC

October 2012 - With New York Comic-Con falling just two weeks before Halloween, Diamond Select Toys wanted to have some special horror-themed product to offer visitors to their booth. So they took three of their upcoming vinyl bust banks -- a Walking Dead zombie and Universal's Frankenstein and the Creature from the Black Lagoon -- and made black-and-white editions based on the original source material!

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Hasbro Announces Official 2012 PLAY-DOH Artist of the Year

Hasbro Announces Official 2012 PLAY-DOH Artist of the Year

Rhode Island School of Design Students Sculpt 2012 Presidential Candidates in Competition to Be Named First Ever Official PLAY-DOH Artist

PAWTUCKET, R.I. -- October 2, 2012 -- Today, Hasbro, Inc. announced Ian Williams, age 21 from Rochester, NY, as the winner of the "Official PLAY-DOH Artist of the Year" contest. Hasbro worked with the Rhode Island School of Design Sculpture and Ceramics Department, one of the top art and design schools in the United States, to offer students the exclusive opportunity to become the "Official PLAY-DOH Artist of the Year" and earn a $5,000 tuition stipend.


Each entrant sculpted both the Democratic and Republican Party 2012 presidential candidates, Barack Obama and Mitt Romney, using only PLAY-DOH compound. Entries were judged based on five criteria including realism, craftsmanship, creativity, presentation, and incorporation of the PLAY-DOH brand personality.

Mezco's Black & White Variant Frankenstein for NYCC

Mezco's Black & White Variant Frankenstein for NYCC

Mezco Reveals Frankenstein Black and White Variant With Limited Edition Of 100 Pieces At 2012 New York Comic Con Booth 1960

October 2012 - Constructed by the infamous Dr. Frankenstein from corpses, and resurrected by curious machines powered by a bolt of lightning, he terrorized the countryside. Now he is brought to life by Mezco's award-winning design team.

Now available for the 1st time at the world famous New York Comic Con, Mezco is releasing a special black and white variant. This two-tone color scheme pays homage to the original 1931 Classic film.

Although tens of thousands of fans will descend on NYCC this year, Mezco is only making 100 of this special variant version. Due to its limited nature, the Black and While Variant Frankenstein 9inch figure by Mezco is sure to become one of the most sought after items of 2012.

Mezco Toyz will have Frankenstein available at booth 1960 at New York Comic Con.

Max Steel Makes Global Series Debut in 2013

Teen Action-Hero Max Steel Makes Global Series Debut

LONDON 5 OCTOBER, 2012: Mattel, Inc., and FremantleMedia Enterprises (FME), announced today a premier slate of international television sales including a major US broadcasting deal with Disney XD for Max Steel®. The action-adventure CGI animated series based on the Mattel franchise of the same name, Max Steel, will begin broadcast globally in spring 2013.

With buyers in more than 100 territories securing broadcast rights, Max Steel has procured and set the stage for a global viewing audience. FME, which has international distribution rights outside of the US, has confirmed sales of the series to: Cartoon Network and Boing in Italy and Spain; Lagardere in France; Canal Panda in Portugal; as well as two major multi-territory deals with Turner Broadcasting System Asia Pacific and Disney XD.

TF Prime - First Edition - Preorders Open at Big Bad Toy Store

Big Bad Toy Store

October 7, 2012 - (Sponsor Announcement) - Online retailer BigBadToyStore.com has several items of interest to collectors:

Hi - We are happy to announce that the BBTS Shared Exclusive - Transformers Prime - First Edition figures are now available for preorder.

The Deluxe set of 4 contains Vehicon, Starscream, Terrorcon Cliffjumper, and Arcee - and is priced at $59.99

The Voyager set of 2 contains Optimus and Bulkhead - and is priced at $49.99

The Entertainment 2-Pack features Optimus & Megatron and is priced at $39.99

The full lineup including single figures is available here:

Toy Recalls for Week of October 1, 2012


October 7, 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.

- Pink Angel Embroidered Girls' Denim Shorts Recalled by Buy Buy Baby Due to Choking Hazard

Dark Horse Announces New York Comic-Con 2012 Schedule


OCTOBER 5, MILWAUKIE, OR - It's here! New York Comic-Con is upon us, and Dark Horse Comics is telling you all the goods ahead of time! Plan accordingly!

NYCC 2012 Dark Horse Comics Signing Schedule


3:00 p.m. THE ART OF CAMILLA D'ERRICO: Camilla D'Errico

4:00 p.m. THE MIGHTY SKULLBOY ARMY: Jacob Chabot

5:00 p.m. ALIENS: COLONIAL MARINES: Joshua Williamson

6:00 p.m. THE VICTORIES: Michael Avon Oeming

7:00 p.m. DR. MCNINJA: Christopher Hastings



10:00 a.m. DYNAMICS PRESENTS DARK HORSE SUPERHEROES: Phil Noto (Ghost), Joshua Williamson (Captain Midnight), Mike Richardson (Publisher)

11:00 a.m. HELLBOY IN HELL: Mike Mignola

12:00 p.m. TO HELL YOU RIDE: Lance Henriksen, Tom Mandrake*
*Ticketed event. Please see details below.

1:00 p.m. NAUGHTY DOG STUDIOS: Neil Druckmann, Faith Erin Hicks

Toys'R'Us Launches Digital Entertainment Service

Toys"R"Us, Inc. Launches Family-Friendly Digital Entertainment Service

With More Than 4,000 Titles Available and No Subscription Required, Toys"R"Us Movies™ Provides Families Hours of Wholesome Entertainment Specially Selected by the World's Greatest Kids Brand

WAYNE, N.J., Oct. 4, 2012 -- Toys"R"Us, Inc. today announced that it has launched Toys"R"Us Movies™, a brand-new digital entertainment service that provides families instant access to the movies and TV shows kids love. Available at ToysrusMovies.com, the service features more than 4,000 titles, specially selected to supply hours of entertainment and fun for parents and children. In addition, the service is equipped with easy-to-use, customizable parental controls to help moms and dads choose the most appropriate content for their family's viewing. Toys"R"Us Movies is powered by Rovi Corporation, a global leader in digital entertainment technology solutions.

TOMY's 2013 Spring Preview

TOMY's 2013 Early Introductions Reveal Commitment To Innovation And Global Focus

Timed to coincide with Fall Toy Preview, TOMY offers a sneak-peek at its 2013 highlights, spearheaded by the introduction of the new Pokemon line

OAK BROOK, Ill., Oct. 3, 2012 -- TOMY International, a leading global designer, producer and marketer of a broad range of toys and collectible products for children of all ages, previews its 2013 spring introductions in conjunction with the opening of Fall Toy Preview in Dallas, TX. TOMY kicks-off 2013 with the introduction of its Pokemon™ toy line, alongside innovative introductions across existing owned and licensed brands.

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