A closer look at DC’s Batman: TAS figures

Posted on: February 28, 2014

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Available in November is the Paul Dini Bruce Timm designed Batman: The Animated Series figures from DC Collectibles.  Based on the design of Bruce Timm, these 6″ figures will have more detail and articulation than previous released animated series figures.

DC Collectibles has released some images of the figures.

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Here are some of the pics we took at Toy Fair

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These impressive figures will retail for $24.99 and will be available in November.

 

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You Vote on the design of the next DC Bombshell

Posted on: February 28, 2014

To celebrate DC Collectibles Facebook page hitting 50,000 likes, DC wants you to vote on the design for the next DC Bombshell- Mera.

 

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Log onto the DC Collectibles page here and vote today.

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Mattel has acquired Mega Brands

Posted on: February 28, 2014

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. & MONTREAL–()–Mattel, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAT) and MEGA Brands Inc. (TSX: MB, MB.WT, MB.NT) announced today a definitive agreement for Mattel’s acquisition, through a wholly-owned subsidiary of Mattel, Inc., of MEGA Brands for US$460 million.

“At Mattel, we have followed a consistent philosophy on acquisitions – we seek to create value by building on the foundations of the great businesses we have acquired while retaining and nurturing the core values, talents and unique capabilities that made them great”

The acquisition advances Mattel’s global growth strategy of building upon its world-class portfolio of brands by expanding into two of the fastest-growing toy categories. MEGA Brands, a family of leading global brands, is the No. 2 player in the $4-billion construction building sets category1 with its MEGA BLOKS brand as well as a competitor in the $2-billion arts & crafts category2.

“A key pillar of our global growth strategy is the strategic acquisition of brands that will both benefit from our scale and help extend our reach into new and growing categories,” said Bryan G. Stockton, Mattel Chairman and CEO. “The construction play pattern is popular, universal and has had one of the fastest growth rates over the past three years. We look forward to helping MEGA Brands accelerate its global growth, providing more choices for more children and their families.”

Mattel’s world-class portfolio of brands will complement MEGA Brands’ flagship MEGA BLOKS® and existing licensed brands, such as HALO®, Skylanders®, Call of Duty®, Assassin’s Creed®, Power Rangers®, Hello Kitty®, SpongeBob SquarePants® and others. The acquisition will give Mattel the opportunity to broaden its relationship with its entertainment partners.

The acquisition also creates the opportunity to grow the MEGA Brands sizable arts & crafts business, with brands including Rose Art® and Board Dudes®. Arts & crafts activities are highly popular among children of all age groups, and the global category provides growth opportunities for Mattel with its core brands and entertainment and licensing partners.

“MEGA Brands has built leading positions in large, growing categories by providing engaging creative experiences for children and families through innovative, well-designed and high-quality products, and Mattel is the ideal partner to take our brands to the next level,” said Marc Bertrand, MEGA Brands President and CEO. “We are confident Mattel’s scale and global platform spanning 150 markets – combined with the expertise of our people in the construction and arts & crafts categories – will create tremendous growth opportunities for our brands.”

MEGA Brands has estimated net sales for FY 2013 of US$405 million. It ranks among the top 15 toy companies globally in terms of sales, according to statistics published by the NPD in 2013. In 2013, it achieved record sales of preschool construction toys.

Founded and based in Montreal, MEGA Brands has approximately 1,700 employees in 17 countries. Mattel plans to maintain MEGA Brands’ expertise in manufacturing, both in Montreal and Tennessee, and plans to maintain the MEGA Brands headquarters in Montreal and will seek to tap into MEGA Brands’ proven skills in design and development in the construction and arts & crafts categories.

“At Mattel, we have followed a consistent philosophy on acquisitions – we seek to create value by building on the foundations of the great businesses we have acquired while retaining and nurturing the core values, talents and unique capabilities that made them great,” Stockton said. “We will approach our new brands and colleagues at MEGA Brands with great respect for what they have built and enthusiasm for what we can build together.”

Transaction Details

The agreement provides for the acquisition of MEGA Brands for C$17.75 per common share and includes the acquisition of all of the outstanding common shares and warrants of MEGA Brands. This represents a premium of 32% to the 30-day volume-weighted average price of MEGA Brands common shares on the TSX as of February 26, 2014. Mattel plans to fund the acquisition through a combination of new debt and cash on hand.

The purchase price above represents net consideration of C$7.81 per 20 warrants. Warrant holders may acquire one common share of MEGA Brands in exchange for every 20 warrants at an exercise price of C$9.94 per common share. The warrants expire on March 30, 2015.

The Board of Directors of MEGA Brands has unanimously approved the transaction and recommends that MEGA Brands common shareholders approve it. The financial advisor to the Board of MEGA Brands has provided an opinion that the consideration proposed to be paid to MEGA Brands common shareholders is fair from a financial point of view.

Each of Fairfax, Victor Joseph Bertrand, Marc Bertrand and Vic Bertrand, who together hold approximately 39% of the outstanding common shares of MEGA Brands, have entered into voting support agreements and agreed to vote their common shares in favor of the arrangement.

The arrangement agreement provides that MEGA Brands is subject to non-solicitation provisions and provides that the Board of Directors of MEGA Brands may, under certain circumstances, terminate the agreement in favor of an unsolicited superior proposal, subject to payment of a termination fee of US$12 million to Mattel and subject to a right of Mattel to match the superior proposal in question.

In connection with the closing of the arrangement, MEGA Brands intends to refinance and, thereafter, redeem all of its outstanding 10% senior secured debentures due March 30, 2015, at a redemption price equal to 105% of the principal amount of the debentures, plus accrued and unpaid interest, pursuant to the terms of the debenture indenture.

The terms and conditions of the arrangement will be summarized in MEGA Brands’ management information and proxy circular, which will be filed and mailed to MEGA Brands shareholders in March 2014.

 

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Nickelodeon acquires new Alvin and the Chipmunks series but not for North America

Posted on: February 27, 2014

According toVariety reports that Nickelodeon has acquired the CGI series Alvinnn!!! and The Chipmunks in the run up to the MipTV conference, with a plan to roll out the series to 70 international channels (excluding North America and Brazil) in 2015. The series is an update to the classic Alvin and the Chipmunks characters, with the new series created by Janice Karman and produced by Bagdasarian Productions and OuiDO! Productions.

Well now Chipmunk fans have a want list for comic con.

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How To Train your Dragon 2 Pop Vinyls

Posted on: February 27, 2014

Based on the hit movie How to Train your Dragon comes everyone’s favorite Dragon Viking pair getting the Vinyl treatment.  In preparation for the June 13th release of the sequel Pop Vinyl will release these new figures and as special bonus Toothless the Dragon will be the POP Movie 100th figure.

 

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These cute little guys will be available in April.

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New items from Diamond Select Toys

Posted on: February 27, 2014

Whew! New York Toy Fair is over,and by now you’ve likely seen all of the brand-new items Diamond Select Toys had on display at their booth. (Well, almost all — we have to keep a few secrets!) Well, now a bunch of those items are open for pre-ordering, with new product shots and details! Check out what’s coming out this summer from DST!

Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare Select Action Figure Asst.
A Diamond Select Toys Release! The hottest video game of 2014 is now the an all-new Select action figure line! Stage your own battles inspired by the Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare using the first assortment of action figures from Diamond Select Toys. Each two-pack includes a  5″ scale Zombie and an opponent Plant figure, each with multiple points of articulation and special accessories that will only be available on the specialty market!
Scientist Zombie w/Healing Station & Gatling Pea Shooter w/Chili Bean (Item #MAR141940, SRP: $24.99)
Soldier Zombie w/Commando Head & Ghillie Cactus w/Potato Mine (Item #MAR141941, SRP: $24.99)
Engineer Zombie w/Turret & Chomper w/Spike Weed (Item #MAR141942, SRP: $24.99)
All-Star Zombie w/Imp Bomb & Dark Sunflower w/Marigold (Item #MAR141943, SRP: $24.99)
Assortment of 8 (Item #MAR141939, SRP: $199.92)

 

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Plants Vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare Minimates Series 1
A Diamond Select Toys Release! The brand-new PvZ console game is now the craziest set of Minimates mini-figures ever! Two zombies and two plants from Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare come together in this battle-ready four-pack, as Cactus and Peashooter take on All-Star Zombie and Engineer Zombie. Each Zombie Minimate mini-figure is 2 inches tall with 14 points of articulation and features a variety of interchangeable parts and accessories. A Diamond Select Toys release. Designed by Art Asylum! (Item #MAR141938, SRP: $19.99)

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Battle Beasts Minimates Series 2 Asst.
A Diamond Select Toys Release! Designed and Sculpted by Art Asylum! From the mind of Art Asylum and the pages of the IDW comic book comes an all-new series of Battle Beasts Minimates! This new assortment of two-inch warrior animals includes eight new beasts only available on the specialty market: Giraffe & Hammerhead, Cow & Bear, Cobra & Bat and Anubis & Thrush! Each Minimate stands 2 inches tall with 14 points of articulation and features a variety of removable and interchangeable parts and accessories. Create your own animal combinations!
(Item #MAR141957, SRP: $9.99 Ea.)

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Star Wars TIE Fighter Magnetic Metal Bottle Opener
A Diamond Select Toys Release! This bottle opener is right on your tail! Bottled beverages wont stand a chance against this solid metal bottle opener based on the Empire’s tactical TIE fighter! It measures 4 inches long, has magnets on the back and opens any bottle cap with ease. It’s also highly maneuverable and can travel long distances – leave it on the fridge, or take it on a mission to your next party! Comes packaged in a collector’s case with a full-color wrap. (Item #MAR141958, SRP: $18.00)

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Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back Minimates Series 1 Box Set
A Diamond Select Toys Release! Snootchie bootchies! This new four-pack of Minimates features four all-new mini-figures based on Kevin Smith’s classic road movie Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back. Jay & Silent Bob star as Bluntman & Chronic, and they share the stage with director Chaka Luther King and the dastardly Cock-Knocker! Each Minimate stands 2 inches tall and features a variety of interchangeable parts and accessories. Designed and Sculpted by Art Asylum! (Item #MAR141947, SRP: $19.99)

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Bluntman & Chronic Retro Cloth Action Figures
A Diamond Select Toys Release! Look, up in the sky, it’s Bluntman and Chronic! The comic book heroes created by director Kevin Smith and featured in “Jay & SIlent Bob Strike Back” are now a pair of Retro-style 8″ action figures! Each figure includes a real fabric costume and a removable weapon, and will fit into your 8″ retro collection like it was made in the 1970s! Designed and sculpted by EMCE Toys! (Item #MAR141946, SRP: $19.99ea.)

 

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Pulp Fiction Minimates Jules & Vincent 2-Pack
A Diamond Select Toys Release! The first Minimates based on Pulp Fiction, the star-studded movie that made Quentin Tarantino a household name, are here, and the first two-pack features hitmen Vincent Vega and Jules Winnfield in their iconic black suits! Each two-inch mini-figure has 14 points of articulation and features a variety of interchangeable parts and accessories, including pistols, hamburger, shake and the mysterious briefcase! Designed by Art Asylum! (Item #MAR141945, SRP: $9.99Ea.)

 

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Batman Classic TV Series Joker Bust
A Diamond Select Toys Release! DST continues their line of busts based on the Batman Classic TV Show, and this one is no joke! Hot on the heels of Batman, it’s The Joker, as played by Cesar Romero, with his painted-over mustache and all! This bust measures approximately 6 inches tall, and is a must-have for any Classic Batman TV Show fan. Designed by Barry Bradfield! Sculpted by Jean St. Jean!
(Item #MAR141944, SRP: $59.99)

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Marvel X-Men Symbol Silicone Tray
A Diamond Select Toys Release! You don’t need Iceman to chill your drinks for you any more! This silicone tray featuring the famous X Logo is great for ice, gelatin and even chocolate, so you can cast up some refreshments for your next baseball game or extinction-level event! Comes packaged in full-color box. (Item #MAR141959, SRP: $15.00)

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Sin City Movie Minimates Series 1 Box Set
A Diamond Select Toys Release! The most dangerous city on Earth is now a far less dangerous line of Minimates mini-figures! The first assortment of black-and-white Minimates based on Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller’s hit movie Sin City includes four different mini-figures from “That Yellow Bastard”: Hartigan, Nancy, Senator Roark and the Yellow Bastard himself. Each 2-inch mini-figure features a variety of interchangeable parts and accessories. Designed and sculpted by Art Asylum! (Item #MAR141948, SRP: $19.99)

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Sin City Movie Logo Flask Gift Set
A Diamond Select Toys Release! Sometimes, it’s dangerous to stay in one place for too long. Take your party on the road with this Sin City-inspired flask gift set, including an 8 oz. stainless steel flask bearing the Sin City logo, plus two stainless steel shot glasses and a stainless steel funnel to fill it with. Even the coldest alley will seem cozy when you have something warm in your belly! Comes packaged in a display box. (Item #MAR141949, SRP $29.99)

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Sin City Movie Logo Shot Glass
A Diamond Select Toys Release! You say you didn’t get shot by anyone today? Congratulations! Have a shot! This 2 oz. shot glass bearing the Sin City logo is perfect for when you need to forget your troubles, toast fallen comrades or simply celebrate another day of surviving in Sin City. Comes packaged in a full-color box. (Item #MAR141950, SRP $5.99)

Sin City Movie Logo Pint Glass
A Diamond Select Toys Release! From Old Town to the Projects, from the Tar Pits to the Docks, drink deep of Sin City in this traditional pint glass. Branded with the Sin City movie logo, you’ll feel like you’re bellying to the bar with Marv himself. Whether you’re in need of a pint of courage or you’ve lost a pint of oil, this will bring you back up to level! Comes packaged in a full-color box. (Item #MAR141954, SRP $9.99)

Sin City Kadie’s Club Pecos Shot Glass
A Diamond Select Toys Release! There are good shots and bad shots, but this is the best kind of shot! The dancers will look even prettier when you’re drinking out of this 2 oz. shot glass featuring the logo of Kadie’s Club Pecos, a popular watering hole in Sin City. Comes packaged in a full-color box.
(Item #MAR141953, SRP $5.99)

Sin City Kadie’s Club Pecos Pint Glass
A Diamond Select Toys Release! Getting over a bad break-up or an unsuccessful hit? What better way to drown your sorrows than in a pint glass emblazoned with the logo of Kadie’s Club Pecos? Just the sight of the Kadie’s logo (plus whatever’s in your glass) is enough to cheer the sorriest soul. Tip the bartender, or else. Comes packaged in a full-color box. (Item #MAR141952, SRP $9.99)

 

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Sin City Movie Logo Poker Set
A Diamond Select Toys Release! When the chips are down, sometimes you’ve gotta bluff. Play the hand you’re dealt with this set of poker chips sporting the Sin City logo, packaged with a deck of playing cards inside a silver carrying case. It’ll make you feel like you’re betting for your life in the backrooms of Old Town! Lady Luck not included. (Item #MAR141955, SRP $99.99)

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Sin City Movie Monopoly Board Game
A Diamond Select Toys Release! In Sin City, it takes more than a roll of the dice to make a monopoly – you also need some muscle. But now you can run the joint with this official Sin City Movie edition of the classic Monopoly board game! The all-new board features all of Sin City’s most dangerous locations, and this edition includes unique, movie-specific game pieces, as well as guards that can be purchased in place of hotels. Buy up properties, and man them with goons to keep them safe! Comes packaged in a full-color box.  (Item #MAR141956, SRP $39.99)

 

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Find your nearest comic shop at comicshoplocator.com, or pre-order at your favorite online retailer!

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Four Horsemen sale TODAY at 3PM eastern

Posted on: February 25, 2014

This Friday we’re going to launch our biggest sale ever at Store Horsemen!

POWER LORDS

We recently had our 4th annual gallery show, Toypocalypse 4: FanEXtasy, at TT Underground gallery in NYC, and while there we sold the Power Lords: Barlowe Concept Color Ggripptogg figure to a lucky few. Those all sold out but this is a shared exclusive so we will have them on Store Horsemen for sale as well. Like all Power Lords releases through Store Horsemen, these items will be available to eligible Power Lords Fan Club members only during the first 48 hours and then will be released for sale to the general public if any remain. These are an extremely limited item so the price is a little higher than normal at $25 each plus shipping & handling and they will be limited to one per customer in the first 48 hours.

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Also up for sale will be the highly anticipated red and blue versions of the Power Lords: Power Soldiers called the Ophidian Squad Elite and the Ophidian Squad Soldier. These will be for sale for $10 each plus shipping & handling with no limits on the number of items you can purchase.

Last, two new Ggripptogg variants are being released. one is the Ggrapptikk Grunt who is very similar to the Ggrapptikk Grunts that were previously released, except this time they’re sporting a really striking and ominous black & green color scheme. The other release is the Ggrapptikk Sergeant! This is the first time this variant leader head has been released for a Ggripptogg variant figure so we expect it to move quickly. Each of these figures will be available for $15.00 each (plus shipping & handling).

All of the Power Lords items mentioned above are currently in stock and will begin shipping immediately after orders are placed and processed. Power Lords Fan Club members who have not yet gotten their fan club number via email yet will be receiving those this week.

OUTER SPACE MEN

The Infinity Edition versions of some of the most highly anticipated Outer Space Men characters we’ve done to date will be arriving in our warehouse in a couple short weeks, so we’re going to include a pre-order for them as part of this big sale event. Included in this pre-order will be Gamma X, Terra Firma, Jack Asteroid, Ohpromatem, Horroscope, and of course Colossus Rex! Each of these are the fully painted and blister carded versions fans have been asking about for a while now.

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These will be sold in sets of three (Wave 6/Deluxe 2 and Wave 7/Deluxe 3), and sold individually. Each basic figure will be $13.00 each while each deluxe figure will be $26.00 when purchased individually, but you can save by buying them in sets of three for $49.00 per set (plus shipping & handling)!

These will be pre-orders and any items ordered along with these will be shipped when the pre-ordered Infinity Edition Outer Space Men figures arrive in our warehouse.

SEVENTH KINGDOM SCRATCH & DENT SALE

We’re cleaning out our warehouse and we’re getting rid of LOTS of already sold out and highly sought after items for crazy low prices! The reasons for these crazy low prices? The packaging is beat to crap and many of the items don’t even have backer cards anymore, but the figures in the blisters are still in great shape, so if you’re a figure opener this sale is FOR YOU!

 

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There are lots of Seventh Kingdom variant characters to choose from but there are only a few of each! Each for ONLY $8.00 (plus shipping & handling). We only have a few of each of these in stock and they’ll probably go fast so get in there and get yours quickly. If any orders are accidentally placed over the actual amount in stock, unfortunately those orders will have to be cancelled.

More of this “scratch & dent” stuff will be going up for sale in the next couple months so be sure to keep your eyes peeled for that announcement.

Go to http://www.SourceHorsemen.com/ for more information!

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POP CULTURE SHOCK to release MOTU Man-At-Arms statue

Posted on: February 24, 2014

The first statue of this character ever created, Pop Culture Shock is pleased to announce Masters of the Universe Man-At-Arms

 

No release date or Price was given as of this release.

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Toy Fair 2014 DC Collectibles

Posted on: February 24, 2014

IMG_0789IMG_0787IMG_0788IMG_0818 IMG_0790 IMG_0792 IMG_0793 IMG_0795 IMG_0798 IMG_0807 IMG_0814 For these and more from our Toy Fair coverage, check out our Facebook page

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Diamond Select toys

Posted on: February 24, 2014

Special thanks to Zach Oat, here are the products from Diamond Select toys this year.

 

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