November 2012 News

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Zelda's Hyrule Historia Gets Limited Collector's Edition

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November 26, 2012, MILWAUKIE, OR - Dark Horse Books and Nintendo® team up to bring you the limited collector's edition of The Legend of Zelda: Hyrule Historia, containing an unparalleled collection of historical information on the Legend of Zelda™ franchise.

The Legend of Zelda: Hyrule Historia Collector's Edition is limited to only 4,000 copies and contains an introduction by Shigeru Miyamoto, the full history of the Legend of Zelda™ franchise, and the official timeline of the Legend of Zelda™ games. This stunning hardcover also collects the Legend of Zelda™ manga and never-before-seen concept art, in-depth information on the making of The Legend of Zelda™, and art by some of the most storied concept artists in video games!

DST On Sale November 28: Knight Rider 1/15 KITT and Marvel Select Storm

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On Sale This Week: Knight Rider 1/15 KITT and Marvel Select Storm!

November 28, 2012 - Wednesday, a.k.a. New Toy Day, is almost here, and it's a big day for Diamond Select Toys! In addition to the next figure in their popular Marvel Select action figure line -- Storm of the X-Men -- comic stores and specialty shops will receive the first electronic vehicles of KITT vehicles from Knight Rider!

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Knight Rider 1:15 Scale K.I.T.T. Electronic Vehicle

The Black by Sergio Mancini from outsmART originals

The Black by Sergio Mancini from outsmART originals

The Black T-Shirt by Sergio Mancini

Black will take no other hue.

November 2012 - outsmART originals proudly presents the next release in our artist series of apparel, The Black by Sergio Mancini. A Brazillian self-taught illustrator based in Sao Paulo, Sergio comes from the world of publishing, but after working freelance, he discovered designer art toys and has dedicated his time to perfecting his craft. Along with his friends (and fellow outsmART original artists) Igor Ventura and Luihz Unreal, they created the collective known as Red Mutca Studios. In 2011, Sergio won the MUNNYWORLD contest with his "Project: Munny" custom which garnered him global recognition and set his signature style. Since then, he has been exhibiting and participating in competitions as well as taking on private commission work for fans and collectors. outsmART originals is thrilled to be working with Sergio to launch this incredible new design for a limited time.

Vortexx on The CW Announces Special Holiday Line-Up

Vortexx on The CW Announces Special Holiday Line-Up

Vortexx to Air YouTube Sensation Gummibär's First Television Feature & Premiere of Spike Holiday Specials This December

LOS ANGELES (Nov. 27, 2012) – Vortexx on The CW, an affiliate of Saban Brands, today announced special holiday programming for its five-hour kids television block, airing throughout December. Viewers can kick-off this year's festivities with the television debut of Internet smash hit Gummibär in "The Yummy Gummy Search for Santa," in addition to the U.S. premiere of Christmas specials "Spike Saves Christmas" and "Spike's Reindeer Rescue."

Walmart's Talking Holiday Toys Survey

Walmart's Talking Holiday Toys Survey Reveals That Kids Will Do Almost Anything for Their Holiday Toys... Except Eat Spinach

Survey Finds Parents Choose Holiday Toy Destination Based on Low Prices

BENTONVILLE, Ark., Nov. 27, 2012 -- Kids are willing to do almost anything to get the toys they want for Christmas according to Walmart's Talking Holiday Toys Survey, which found that 68 percent of kids said they would clean their rooms daily for a year, while 84 percent would work hard and give up playtime. But every child has limits; only 23 percent of kids would eat spinach for a year to get their holiday toys. The Walmart-commissioned survey also found that mom and dad favor educational toys and are focused on price.

Spin Master Acquires Key Brands from Wild Planet

Spin Master Ltd. Acquires Key Brands from Wild Planet

Popular Brands Include Spy Gear & Hyper Dash

TORONTO, Nov. 26, 2012 - Spin Master Ltd. one of the world's most innovative children's toy and entertainment companies is pleased to announce the acquisition of the worldwide rights to Wild Planet's Hyper Dash and Spy Gear brands. Intrepid Investment Bankers LLC acted as exclusive financial advisor to Wild Planet in connection with this transaction.

"We are very excited with the acquisition of Spy Gear and other key Wild Planet assets," states Anton Rabie, Co-CEO and Founder of Spin Master Ltd. "We feel that there is great opportunity to breathe freshness, excitement and engage kids for these new Spin Master brands. Over the last two years we have been extremely focused on building the company by searching for the right acquisitions that fit with our core capabilities to innovate and market."

Spin Master Ltd. is energized about the opportunity to reinvent and bring a fresh approach to these exciting brands. Spy Gear and Hyper Dash all have proven track records and will provide new and sustainable growth for the company.

Florida East Coast Railway: Toys for Tots Christmas Train

3rd Annual Toys for Tots Christmas Train

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Nov. 26, 2012 -- The Florida East Coast Railway (FEC) is pleased to announce its sponsorship of the 2012 Toys for Tots Christmas Train operating between Jacksonville and Miami on Saturday, December 8, 2012.

FEC's Christmas Train offers employees, their families, customers and suppliers an opportunity to contribute to the Toys for Tots program in the communities along the east coast of Florida. In coordination with Toys for Tots, a contribution of toys will be delivered to representatives in eight Florida cities by Santa Claus, who will ride on the Christmas Train. Representatives of the United States Marine Corps will be on hand to receive the donated toys and distribute them to needy children in the local communities.

The Christmas Train will stop at the crossings at the locations listed below. This has become a favored tradition of FEC employees in support of the communities where they live.

All times are approximate:

Mussels Acres Road
7:20 AM

St. Augustine:
Sebastian View Crossing
8:20 AM

New Smyrna Beach:
Canal St.
10:15 AM

City Point (Cocoa):

Marvel Legends 2013, DBZ, Botcon, Bandai at Big Bad Toy Store

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November 27, 2012 - (Sponsor Announcement) - Online retailer has several items of interest to collectors:

Hi - here are some great new items we have just listed.

Marvel Legends - 2013 Wave 01

Dragonball Z Figuarts Vegeta

Bioshock Infinite Columbia Statue

NECA Predators Wave 02 - Dutch & More

Japanese Bandai Exclusives

Botcon 2012 Exclusives

Rocky Championship Belt Replica

Funko Disney Wave 04

Toys "R" Us-Exclusive Battle Beasts Minimates

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Toys "R" Us-Exclusive Battle Beasts Minimates Revealed!

November 21, 2012 - You've seen the Battle Beasts that are coming to comic shops and specialty stores -- featuring characters and paint schemes inspired by the hit IDW comic book, they will be a must-own for anyone who's read the action-packed story. But there are more Beasts on the way! In addition to the specialty assortment, there will be an exclusive assortment of Beasts that are only at Toys "R" Us and this December! Featuring characters and color schemes not found at comic shops, these two-packs will help you build your beast army!

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Vorin vs. Scorpus
The heroic ram leader faces off against a notorious desert bandit -- a massive scorpion who preys on all who cross his path!

Dark Horse & Spicy Horse Games Bring B.P.R.D. To BIGHEAD BASH

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NOVEMBER 21, 2012, MILWAUKIE, OR - Dark Horse has partnered with Spicy Horse Games, the creative force behind Alice: Madness Returns, Crazy Fairies, and American McGee's Grimm, to add key Hellboy characters to Spicy Horse's lineup of collectible fighting toys.

Last week's update added Hellboy himself, as well as Liz, Abe, Johann, and Roger, to BigHead BASH's collection of characters. Players can take the team into combat, waging head-expanding battle across a wacky selection of maps and arenas. Each character design was personally approved by creator Mike Mignola!

Players can purchase the new figures through the BigHead BASH shop, available within the game itself.

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