March 2013 News

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GIJoeCon 2013: April 5-7 in Indianapolis


G.I. Joe Con 2013 Kicks Off with Hundreds of Paratrooper KRE-O G.I. JOE KREON Figures

Indianapolis - March 28th, 2013 - Fun Publications, Inc., licensee for Hasbro's official G.I. JOE Collectors' Convention, G.I. Joe Con, is pleased to announce that this year's premier G.I. JOE fan event will kick-off in true G.I. JOE fashion as hundreds of KRE-O G.I. JOE KREON figures are launched from the Indiana Government Center Garage (north side) at 10:30 am ET Friday, April 5, 2013. The KRE-O G.I. JOE KREON figures are an all-new offering from Hasbro and are available exclusively at Toys"R"Us stores nationwide and online at All media outlets are invited to cover this fantastic kick-off event (registered convention attendees only), which is just one of the many festivities being held at the JW Marriott on April 5-7, 2013, in the great city of Indianapolis.

C2E2 Welcomes New Comics Publishers


First Time Exhibitors to Bring Brand-New Artists, Writers and Stories to Show!

Norwalk, CT, March 26, 2013: Officials at the Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo (C2E2) have announced that there will be many new and fresh faces at the annual pop culture extravaganza this year. Several notable comics publishers will be exhibiting at the show for the first time. They will be joining other leading publishers, such as Marvel and DC Entertainment, who have helped to make C2E2 the preeminent pop culture event in the Midwest since its debut in 2010. Officials are projecting that exhibitor space at C2E2 will be approximately 25 percent larger than last year! A few of the creative and innovative new companies on hand this year will be Action Lab Entertainment, Athleta Comics and Lion Forge Comics. In addition, Reload Comics and 2000 AD/Rebellion will be at C2E2 for the first time promoting their widely popular properties and titles.

Dark Horse Announces WonderCon Anaheim 2013 Schedule


MARCH 22, MILWAUKIE, OR - Dark Horse Comics is headed to California's must-attend event on the comic book convention schedule - WonderCon Anaheim!

Join us for signings at booth #819! Free comics and/or prints with each signing while supplies last.

Tickets for signings at the Dark Horse booth will be distributed from the opening of WonderCon on Friday, March 29. Please note that lines may be capped or tickets issued for any signing as needed. Inquire about your favorite signings as early as possible. Some restrictions apply. All events are subject to change.

Comics, books, and collectibles will be available for purchase from Dark Horse or your favorite retailer.



12:00 p.m. BEANWORLD signing with creator Larry Marder
- Free Beanworld action figures and sketch cards

2:00 p.m. CAPTAIN MIDNIGHT signing with writer Josh Williamson
- Free 11" x 17" print featuring art by Felipe Massafera

July 9-16: Course of the Force

Nerdist Industries And Lucasfilm's Course Of The Force Returns For An Epic Second Journey July 9-16

Lightsaber Relay Strikes the California Coast

SAN FRANCISCO, March 27, 2013 -- On the heels of last year's monumental, first-of-its-kind event, Course of the Force, the lightsaber run that captivated the attention of Star Wars™ fans around the world, is returning July 9th – 16th, 2013. Kicking off at the famed Skywalker Ranch, participants will continue the relay run down through San Francisco with several stops along the California coastline before reaching the finish line - arriving just in time for the start of the 2013 San Diego Comic-Con® International convention. Nerdist Industries' founder Chris Hardwick will be back to host the event, with city-stops along the way featuring "Conivals" where fans can celebrate their love of the Saga with live entertainment, expo booths, giveaways and much more.

Licensing Partners for The Jungle Book

DQE Announces a Licensing Deal with Walmart and 12 Other New Licensing and Merchandising Agreements for 'The Jungle Book'

HYDERABAD, India, March 28, 2013 -- DQ Entertainment International (DQE), a leading animation, gaming, live action, entertainment production and distribution company, is pleased to announce a number of new licensing and merchandising deals concluded during the quarter ended March 2013, mostly in USA.

The most significant of these were signed by DQE's partner in North America, Australia and South Africa, SMC Entertainment Group, Inc. ("SMC") in collaboration with the home-video distribution licensee Phase4 Films, who have launched "The Jungle Book" DVDs across all Walmart stores in USA and are launching in Canada soon.

Recently, DQE and SMC concluded a high-value licensing deal with Burger King Worldwide (BKW) for a Quick Service Restaurant (QSR) - promotion that will begin worldwide in June '13.

Other important new licensing and merchandising agreements for "The Jungle Book" franchise concluded recently include:

  • Magic Jump Inc. for inflatable bounce houses in USA and Canada

Transformers, GI Joe, RAH Link, Hot Toys, Halo 4, Imports, Costumes, Game of Thrones at Big Bad Toy Store

Big Bad Toy Store

March 27, 2013 - (Sponsor Announcement) - Online retailer has several items of interest to collectors:


The latest assortment includes the Autobot components of Ruination. The Case includes Impactor, Twintwist, Topspin, Whirl and Roadbuster, along with Fall of Cybertron versions of Optimus Prime, Jazz and Shockwave, and is listed at $114.99. We also have the Set of 5 Ruination components listed, priced at $99.99.

This new Case assortment includes two each of Knockout, Vertebreak and Arcee, along with one each of Bumblebee and Starscream, and is listed at $114.99. We also have a Set of 3 listed (Knockout, Vertebreak and Arcee), priced at $51.99.

The Walking Dead TV Series 3 Action Figures

The Walking Dead TV Series 3 Action Figures

In Stores Now... And There Is No Escape!

Line Features Five New Figures from the Series' Third Season

Tempe, Ariz. - March 26, 2013 – Sunday night will bring the highly anticipated season 3 finale of AMC's The Walking Dead, and just in time for the event is McFarlane Toys newest line of AMC The Walking Dead TV action figures of Merle Dixon, Michonne, Autopsy Zombie, Michonne's Zombie Pet 1 and Pet 2.

Some of this season's most iconic characters and zombies have been immortalized by McFarlane Toys. This third figure line, in stores now showcases two new lethal zombie slayers, along with three more decaying zombies from the show.

Now lock your doors and grab your favorite brain-busting utensil, because you'll swear these figures are really coming to devour you!

The Walking Dead TV Series 3 Action Figures

Funko Despicable Me 2


March 2013 - Funko has announced a batch of POP! Movies vinyl figures based on Despicable Me 2.

Expect to see Gru, Agnes, Carl, Dave, and a "Mystery Villain" in stores around May 2nd.

In addition to the POP! Vinyl figures, there will also be 3D bookmarks featuring the Minions. The bookmarks should also be available around May 2nd.





JC Rivera x outsmART originals: BEARCHAMP Limited Edition Tee

 BEARCHAMP Limited Edition Tee

BearChamp Limited Edition Tee by JC Rivera

March 2013 - Based on JC Rivera's numerous BearChamp customs and original creations, outsmART originals is proud to release this original design as part of our Designer Series Collection. Out of the ring and onto your back, this fighter will be screen printed on grey American Apparel Fine Jersey t-shirts and available for both men and women.

Shipping in Mid-April for only $20.00, reserve yours today and support this brute as he goes on to become the heavy weight champ of the world (or the woods)...

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 BEARCHAMP Limited Edition Tee

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