December 2012 News

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UglyDoll on CNBC's How I Made My Millions

The makers of UglyDoll will be featured on CNBC's show "How I Made My Millions" on December 14th. The episode also includes Bruce Lund, the man who created TMX Elmo. Check out the episode description at:

UGLYDOLL Feature Airs Friday, 8PM EST on CNBC

Green Brook, NJ - December 13, 2012 - "Stitched Together" - UGLYDOLL - David Horvath signed letters to his sweetheart far away in Korea with a character named "Wage". Sun-Min surprised him by making a doll version as a holiday present. Soon after, a toy store owner in Los Angeles ordered 20 -- which sold out in a day -- and the love birds launched what became a wildly successful line of Ugly Dolls, books, products and even a movie soon at a theater near you.

How I Made My Millions premieres Friday 8pm ET on CNBC.

Moshi Monsters in McDonald's Happy Meals

Moshi Monsters in McDonald's Happy Meals

Moshi Monsters™ Happy Meal™ Promotion Launches In The US

Collect Moshi Monsters' Happy Meal Toys in McDonald's restaurants - December 14 to January 10

NEW YORK, Dec. 12, 2012 -- Starting December 14, the monstrously popular kids hit, Moshi Monsters will invade McDonald's restaurants throughout North America for a Moshi Monsters Happy Meals promotion. The special program will give fans from coast-to-coast a chance to get their hands on exclusive Moshi Monsters toys for four weeks during the holiday season.

One of eight different colorful characters from the Moshi Monsters universe will be featured in every McDonald's Happy Meal, including an all-new, top-secret mystery Moshling to be unveiled as part of the month-long promotion. The collectible figures (exclusive to McDonald's) will include fan favorites Katsuma, Poppet and IGGY along with Furi, Jeepers, Shishi and Luvli, while supplies last. Each Happy Meal also comes with a free 3-day membership to

Best of Marvel Minimates Series 2

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The Best Just Got Better! Best of Marvel Minimates Series 2 Coming Soon!

December 2012 - Collecting Marvel Minimates can be daunting -- after all, they're celebrating their tenth year in 2013, and releasing their 50th consecutive series of mini-figures. So where does a new collector start? Which are the "best" Marvel Minimates? Diamond Select Toys answered that last year with the first Best of Marvel Minimates assortment, which featured the best-ever versions of some of Marvel's top heroes and villains. Now DST is bringing you more of the Best in Series 2!

DST's Lenore Statue

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Lenore, the Cute Little Dead Girl Statue, is On Her Way! (Everybody Hide!)

December 2012 - Don't let her cuteness fool you -- Lenore is not to be trifled with. Nor is she to be talked down to, lied to, threatened, annoyed, spoken to or looked at. Any one of those things is punishable by Lenore removing your kneecaps. Which is why we're content to observe Lenore from behind the sturdy plastic window of her packaging. This 7-inch PVC statue of the undead cult-favorite comic book character is due out later this month, and you can see the boxed production piece below!

Pre-order the statue at your local comic shop or favorite online toy store, and be on the lookout for the Lenore Vinyl Bust Bank in early 2013!

Bitta Critta T-shirt by Scott Tolleson

Bitta Critta T-shirt by Scott Tolleson from outsmART originals

Bitta Critta T-shirt by Scott Tolleson from outsmART originals

Still drink from a bottle,

I do it 'cuz I'm bitta (hic!)

Don't think I have problems?

Meet my babysitta!

December 2012 - outsmART originals proudly presents the next release in our Artist Apparel Collection, Bitta Critta by Scott Tolleson. That's right, the Prince of Plaid, the Nobleman of Nosellots and the Archduke of Argh has created another classic character that will be a must-have in 2013. Lil grumpy, badass Bitta Critta, teased in 2010 at various cons in 3D form, will make his very first appearance ringing in the New Year as an outsmART originals t-shirt! Get your shirt first and prepare for the Bitta Reign when the horned Critta blasts onto the scene in 3D this spring starting the Year of Bitta!

Bitta Critta T-shirt by Scott Tolleson from outsmART originals

Toys'R'Us Towers: Facebook Game

Ubisoft® and Toys"R"Us, Inc. Partner to Launch Toys"R"Us® Towers™

New Social Game Provides Real-World Discounts at World's Leading Dedicated Toy and Juvenile Products Retailer

WAYNE, N.J., Dec. 11, 2012 -- Today, Ubisoft® and Toys"R"Us® announced that they have teamed up to create Toys"R"Us® Towers™, a free-to-play toy store simulation game with real-world benefits, available now on Facebook. The game will also be available on mobile devices in the coming months.

PLAYMOBIL Pirates Now Available

Shiver Me Timbers! PLAYMOBIL Pirates Now Available on the App Store

ZIRNDORF, Germany and PARIS, December 13, 2012 -- PLAYMOBIL Pirates, the first PLAYMOBIL game for a digital platform, is now available as a free download on iOS and is coming soon to Google Play. The app is launched worldwide in ten different languages.* The launch is the result of a collaboration between PLAYMOBIL, Germany's largest toy manufacturer, and Gameloft, a leading global publisher of digital and social games.

Fans will enjoy graphics that stay true to the original PLAYMOBIL figures, as well as an immersive pirate universe that is sure to delight. The diverse role play possible with PLAYMOBIL develops kids' creativity and stimulates their imagination. The PLAYMOBIL Pirates digital game is in line with those values, while allowing players to take on action-filled adventures.

Toys'R'Us to Be Open 88 Consecutive Hours

Toys"R"Us® Stores Nationwide To Stay Open For 88 Continuous Hours Beginning 6am December 21 Through 10pm Christmas Eve

With the Best In-Stock Position on the Hottest Toys, "Buy Online, Pick Up In Store" Available Through Christmas Eve and Price Match Guarantee, Gift-Givers Will Find Everything They Need for a Merry and Bright Holiday at Toys"R"Us

WAYNE, N.J., Dec. 13, 2012 -- With Christmas right around the corner, Toys"R"Us® today announced that its Toys"R"Us stores nationwide will keep their doors open for 88 consecutive hours of shopping beginning at 6am on Friday, December 21 through 10pm on Christmas Eve*, providing last-minute gift-givers with "all the toys, all the time," including the hottest toys of the season, as well as those that can only be found at Toys"R"Us.

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