January 2013 News

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VIZ Media: Max Steel Graphic Novels

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MAX STEEL © 2012 Mattel, Inc. All Rights Reserved.


Teenager "Max" Teams With Alien Sidekick "Steel" To Protect Earth From Evil Villains - All While Finishing His Homework!

San Francisco, CA, January 29, 2013 - VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), the largest distributor and licensor of anime and manga in North America, has announced its newest forthcoming original graphic novel series with the launch of MAX STEEL. Scheduled to debut in the Fall of 2013, MAX STEEL will be published under the VIZ Kids imprint, is rated 'A' for All Ages, and will carry an MSRP of $7.99 U.S. / $9.99 CAN.

Developed by Mattel, MAX STEEL is a global boy's entertainment franchise spanning toys, publishing and consumer products. In addition, a new MAX STEEL CGI animated series co-produced with FremantleMedia Enterprises (FME) will premiere in the U.S. on the Disney XD channel on March 25, 2013.

DST On Sale January 30: Marvel Select Rhino

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The Rhino is Loose in Manhattan! Marvel Select Rhino Ships this Week!

January 29, 2013 - Nothing can stop the Rhino... from smashing into comic shops and specialty stores this week from Diamond Select Toys! The Marvel Select action figure of classic Spider-Man villain the Rhino stands 9 inches tall, so he'll tower over your other Marvel Select figures. He also features 16 points of articulation, so you can get him in all sorts of dynamic poses. Whether you want your Rhino charging, goring, punching, kicking, wrestling or grazing, this is the Rhino figure for you! Check out these shots of the Rhino loose on the streets of New York and reserve your figure today at your local comic shop or favorite online retailer!

outsmART originals - Weekly Win Contest

 Year of the Snake T-Shirt

outsmART originals - Weekly Win Contest - We're Giving Away 150 Mini Figures!


So you like toys, huh? Well so do we, but we need to make some room for our new 2013 t-shirts and that’s where you come in! We’re giving away 50 RANDOM MINI FIGURES to three lucky fans. What’s the catch? Easy, purchase any of our current instock shirts OR pre-order any of our upcoming releases between January 15th and February 1st (that's right - we back dated it a bit to count earlier orders) - and then you're automatically entered for a chance to win one of three prize packages - each one containing 50 random mini figures (Kubricks, Trexis, Qees, well, you get the picture - FREE TOYS!)

Just another way we would like to say thanks for supporting our artists and of course, outsmART originals!

Head over to one of our online stores for your chance to win where every purchase equals an entry! Good Luck!


Mattel Expands Max Steel Globally

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Mattel Launches New Global Entertainment Franchise Max Steel™

New Multi-Platform Venture Will Feature Animated Superhero TV Series Broadcast in More Than 100 Global Markets, Turbo-Charged Online Content Hub and Robust Toy and Consumer Products Line

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. -- January 28, 2013 -- Max Steel™, a wholly-owned intellectual property from Mattel, makes its global debut in March with an animated superhero series premiere on Disney XD in the United States and globally on major network operators. The multi-platform action-adventure entertainment franchise will also introduce a dynamic web destination, featuring rich content, including interactive gameplay. Additional property support includes a suite of products, spanning action figures, vehicles, role play items and a diverse line of consumer products available summer 2013.

New Comic Book Hero To Champion Bullied Kids

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New Comic Book Hero To Champion Bullied Kids

Best-Selling Self-Help Author & Guru Silva Mirzoian Introduces Superpowered Crusader To Come To The Aid of Brutalized Young Teens

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 28, 2013 -- Having effected positive change in the lives of thousands of women through her best-selling book, "Jump Start Your Life," noted self-help guru Silva Mirzoian will launch (February 1), a new series of comic books dedicated to restoring self-esteem and peace of mind of millions of kids facing bullying and oppressive peer pressures. The author asserts that "bullying, personal and on-line, is a national epidemic afflicting many teens and pre-teens, shattering lives, leading to suicides and immobilizing depression. Our children need a champion to help them battle villains as destructive as any Superman or Batman ever faced."

Cartoon Network Announces New Lineup

Cartoon Network Gets In Front of the Upfront

#1 Boys Network Breaks Tradition and Takes The Show on The Road To Over 15 Cities

New and Returning Hit Series to Highlight the 2013-2014 Season Following Cartoon Network's Most-Watched Year Ever

January 28, 2013 - Armed with record-setting ratings success as the only top kids' network to achieve across-the-board growth in 2012 and its most-watched year in Prime in its 20-year history, Cartoon Network is jumping ahead of the customary Kids Upfront season and taking its show on the road with the CARTOON NETWORK ROAD TOUR. With more than a dozen new productions and multiple returning hit series now slated for the 2013 and early 2014 season, Cartoon Network brought its road-show presentation directly to key clients and promotional partners at their respective home bases the week of January 21 and will continue into March.

Takara MP-19 Bluestreak, New Bandai at Big Bad Toy Store

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January 28, 2013 - (Sponsor Announcement) - Online retailer BigBadToyStore.com has several items of interest to collectors:

We've just learned of another awesome Takara Masterpiece figure!

MP-19 Bluestreak - $79.99

Don't miss out on the MP-17 Prowl and MP-18 Smokescreen:

Dragon Ball Kai: S.H. Figuarts Frieza Final Form (Tamashii Web Exclusive)

S.H. MonsterArts - Destroyah Evolution Set (1995)


Funko: Iron Man 3 POP! Marvel Vinyl Figures


January 2013 - Funko has announced a big batch of new items based on the upcoming Iron Man 3 movie, including these POP! Marvel Vinyl figures of Iron Man (Mark 42), War Machine, and Iron Patriot.

Expect to see these in stores around February 18th.



Funko Iron Man 3 Wacky Wobblers


January 2013 - Funko has announced a big batch of new items based on the upcoming Iron Man 3 movie, including these Wacky Wobblers of Iron Man (Mark 42), War Machine, and Iron Patriot.

Expect to see these in stores around February 18th.



Funko Iron Man 3 Plushies


January 2013 - Funko has announced a big batch of new items based on the upcoming Iron Man 3 movie, including these Plushies of Iron Man and Iron Patriot.

Expect to see these in stores around February 21st.


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