LEGO Winter Village Station in Stores this Fall

 

Head for home with the festive Winter Village Station holiday set, featuring a snowy railroad station with wreath adorned lampposts and clock tower, platform, mailbox, green trees, snowy grade crossing with twin barriers and lights, and a beautiful, festively decorated bus with opening doors and a luggage rack with removable luggage and gift wrapped packages. This LEGO® Creator Expert model also includes a ticket counter with a timetable and a transaction counter window with room for sliding out tickets to travelers, plus a coffee shop with a serving hatch and a detailed interior with an espresso machine, cups, cash register and a menu. Includes 5 minifigures.

  •  Includes 5 minifigures: a bus driver, barista, grandmother, child and a ticket agent.
  • The festively adorned Winter Village Station features a snowy train station with a clock tower, platform, coffee shop, ticket counter, grade crossing with twin barriers and lights, lampposts, mailbox and green trees, plus a bus.
  • Ticket counter features a timetable and a transaction counter window with room for sliding out tickets.
  • Coffee shop features a serving hatch and a detailed interior with espresso machine, cups, cash register and a menu.
  • Bus features festive decoration, opening doors, luggage rack with removable luggage and gift wrapped packages, and a removable roof for accessing the detailed interior.
  • Drive the happy passengers to the station.
  • Raise the barriers to cross the track.
  • Grab a newspaper and relax with a warm espresso from the cozy coffee shop.
  • Man the ticket booth, serve the travelers and slide the tickets under the serving window.

Gather the family for some festive LEGO® building!  Accessories elements include buildable wreaths and wrapped gifts, plus 2 mugs, ticket, newspaper and an envelope. Special elements include: new 1×1 round plate with horizontal shaft, 4×6 roof element in dark blue,gray microphone element, printed ticket element and shield elements with printed clock-faces.

Includes 4 straight track pieces to connect with the LEGO® Creator Expert 10254 Winter Holiday Train. The Winter Village Station measures over 7” (19cm) high, 11” (28cm) wide and 5” (14cm) deep, the Grade Crossing when closed measures over 2” (6cm) high, 5” (13cm) wide and 5” (14cm) deep and the Bus measures over 3” (9cm) high, 5” (15cm) long and 2” (7cm) wide.

This set will be available for sale direct from Lego (at shop.LEGO.com) starting October 1st with an SRP of $79.99.

 

 

Funko Offering Jumaji Pop!s

In advance of the new Jumanji movie, Funko is offering a pair of Pop!s this fall. You’ll be able to pick up both archaeologist Dr. Smolder Bravestone and the cartographer Professor Shelly Oberon. Check them out below and look for them in stores everywhere.

Transformers’ Mark Wahlberg Added to HASCON Guest List

HASCON, Hasbro’s official convention, is creeping up and they’ve announced their latest guest – Mark Wahlberg.

The star of the past two Transformers movies, Wahlberg will be attending the event on Saturday, 9/9 and will be participating in two panels. See below for more details – the 3pm panel will be open to all general admission ticket-holders, and the 6:30pm panel will be a VIP add-on experience. Guests can purchase tickets and plan their weekend by visiting the HASCON website: hascon.hasbro.com.

Details of the panels are below.

3:00pm TRANSFORMERS “THE LAST KNIGHT” in

the Making

Discuss the making of Transformers: “The Last Knight” with producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura, Mark Wahlberg, and special guests.
6:30pm – 10:30pm TRANSFORMERS: Special Dinner Event

*VIP or Add-On Ticket Purchase Required

*Location: The Dunkin’ Donuts Center Overlook Lounge

Celebrate 10 years of Transformers film magic at this special VIP event!  Join celebrities and producers, including Mark Wahlberg, Brian Goldner and Stephen Davis, from Transformers: The Last Knight as we look back at the magic moments from the franchise’s cinematic legacy.  Peter Cullen and Frank Welker will give a special introduction to the first ever HASCON Transformers Hall of Fame ceremony, with a special appearance from past inductee Yoke-san, famed toy designer from TakaraTomy, along with a special guest.  The Transformers design and brand teams will offer a sneak preview of select 2018 toys and this special evening will be capped off by an exclusive live performance from Stan Bush.  Dinner will be served.  Plus, participate in a raffle for special prizes including signed posters from Mark Wahlberg, Transformers merchandise, and more. Each VIP attendee will receive a special Transformers Super Fan gift bag including a pre-signed autograph from Peter and Frank, Special Comic reprints for HASCON, and a VIP HASCON-exclusive pin set.

Funko Offering Plush and Vinyl from Bananya Anime Series

Funko has announced that they are releasing plush and vinyl figures from the Japanese anime television series Bananya. In this series cats hide inside bananas and only come out to play when no one is looking.

Plush on the way include Bananya, a tabby Bananya, Bananyako, a black Bananya and a Baby Bananya. 

Vinyl figures, which stand about 4″ tall, include Bananya, a long-haired Bananya, Banyanyako, a black Bananya, and Daddy Bananya. 

These will all be available this fall.

 

Mezco Announces One:12 Collective Spider-Man: Homecoming Figure

A young Peter Parker/Spider-Man who made his sensational debut in Captain America: Civil War, begins to navigate his newfound identity as the web-slinging super hero in Spider-Man: Homecoming.  Thrilled by his experience with the Avengers, Peter returns home, where he lives with his Aunt May, under the watchful eye of his new mentor Tony Stark. Peter tries to fall back into his normal daily routine – distracted by thoughts of proving himself to be more than just your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man – but when the Vulture emerges as a new villain, everything that Peter holds most important will be threatened.
 
Spider-Man Homecoming joins the One:12 collective. With a comprehensively detailed film-accurate outfit and unique character specific accessories. This figure also features a newly sculpted body to accurately reflect the slender, teenage frame of Spider-Man in the new movie. 
 
The One:12 Collective figure features:
–  Three (3) Detailed expressive head portraits
–  Newly designed One:12 Collective body with  over 30 points of articulation
–  Hand painted authentic detailing
–  Over 16cm tall
–  Seven (7) interchangeable hands including
– One (1) pair of fists (L & R)
– One (1) pair of web-shooting hands (L & R)
– One (1) pair of posing hands (L&R)
– One (1) webline holding hand
–  Weblines that loop over the figure’s wrists for posing
Costume:
  • Sculpted film-accurate web shooters
  • Spandex outfit with web detail and spider insignia
  • Clip-on web-wings as featured in the film
  • Integrated soles on feet
 
Accessories:
 – One posable webline

 – One (1) of webline style A  
 – One (1) of webline style B 

 – One (1) One:12 Collective display base with logo
 – One (1) One:12 Collective adjustable display post
 – One (1) One:12 Collective magnetic display clip
 
Each One:12 Collective Spider-Man Homecoming  figure is packaged in a deluxe, collector friendly box, designed with collectors in mind, there are no twist ties for easy in and out of package display.
 
This One:12 Collective Spider-Man Homecoming is available for pre-order through the Mezco Toyz website and is expected to ship September 2018.

Bluefin Opens Pre-Orders for Blitzway’s Hannibal Lecter Action Figure

Bluefin, the leading North American distributor of toys, collectibles, and hobby merchandise from Japan, Asia and more, brings one of cinema’s most memorable villains to life as it opens pre-orders for BLITZWAY’s new line of 1/6 Scale Hannibal Lecter Action Figures.

Two poseable figures are scheduled for release in the First Quarter of 2018 and will be available from authorized Bluefin retailers nationwide and also from select leading online outlets. MSRP will be $269.99 each.

Two stunningly lifelike releases from BLITZWAY recreate actor Anthony Hopkin’s iconic portrayal of the forensic psychiatrist and cannibalistic serial killer, Hannibal “The Cannibal” Lecter. Bluefin first showcased the figures at the recent 2017 Comic-Con International. Savvy collectors are invited to enjoy them with some fava beans and a nice Chianti!!

The Silence of the Lambs is one of the most distinguished movies of all time. Released in 1991, directed by Jonathan Demme and based on author Thomas Harris’ book, The Silence of the Lambs starred Jodie Foster, Anthony Hopkins, and Scott Glenn. The film was a major blockbuster and became the first American horror-thriller film to win Academy Awards in the top five categories.

Savor the realism of Hannibal Lecter depicted in a straitjacket and also in a pristine, white prisoner’s uniform (complete with a police officer’s nightstick). BLITZWAY worked with the world’s best sculptors to achieve an extremely high level of realism for each design. Each figure stands nearly 12 inches tall and features over 30 points of articulation to allow for a myriad of realistic posing possibilities.

For these releases, BLITZWAY recreated Hannibal Lecter in the most realistic way possible to express the compelling aura of the infamous character. BLITZWAY adds to the excitement for fans and collectors by including an array of iconic sets of props that add to the strong sense of nostalgia for the film.

The BLITZWAY Hannibal Lecter Straitjacket version features accessories including a white t-shirt with prisoner number ‘B5160-8;’ 1 orange prison uniform with prisoner number ‘B1329-0;’ 1 screen-accurate straitjacket, as well as 1 iconic Hannibal face mask and an authentic movable gurney.

The BLITZWAY Hannibal Lecter White Prisoner Uniform version includes multiple interchangeable arm and hand accessories featuring a pen clip and nightstick accessories. Also included is a screen accurate chair, a pair of handcuffs, a folding knife, a fountain pen, a “Clarice” drawing prop, and a cathedral church drawing prop.

Based in South Korea, BLITZWAY specializes in highly detailed and intricately sculpted 1/6 and 1/4 scale figures and statues of famous characters from pop culture, comics, and TV and movies.

Funko Releasing Snow White Pint Size Heroes and Pop!s To Celebrate 80th Anniversary

The 80th anniversary of Disney’s Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs is here and Funko is releasing a series of Pint Size Heroes and Pop!s to celebrate.
The Pint Size Heroes include Snow White, the Seven Dwarfs, the Evil Queen, Witch and the Prince. These will be available in September.

Pop!s coming include Snow White, all seven Dwarfs (Dopey, Bashful, Sneezy, Sleepy, Happy, Grumpy and Doc!), and the Evil Queen. A 1:6 chase version of Dopey features a kiss from Snow White. There will also be an exclusive Grumpy with diamond and pick from Books-A-Million, a Glittery Snow White from Hot Topic and a maid version of Snow White from Toys R Us.

Pressman Releases Retro-90’s Games

Pressman has brought the 90s back with four Target exclusive board games based on classic televsion and computer games. Keep reading for details and find these at a local Target or Target.com.

If you thought The Oregon Trail game was fun, now Pressman Toy is bringing the classic computer game to life again with The Oregon Trail: Hunt for Food Game! Gather your fellow travelers, hunt for wild game, and search abandoned wagons. You must collect 600 pounds of meat to win. Play this game on its own or as an expansion to The Oregon Trail Card Game. Can you survive? For 2-6 Players, Ages 12 & Up

 

 

It’s the official Saved by the Bell Game! Who remembers The Max, Bayside High School, the loveable principal Mr. Belding, and all of our favorite 90’s kids Zack, Jessie, Kelly, Slater, Lisa, and Screech! Now you can relive this classic sitcom and the unforgettable episodes. Once you’ve collected one card of each character or three cards of a single character, you’ve won the game and you’ve been… Saved by the Bell! For 2-6 Players, Ages 8 & Up

 

Nickelodeon’s Legends of the Hidden Temple Game is here! Six teams will begin their journey, but only one will earn the chance to enter the Temple and retrieve the lost treasure. But beware – to earn this privilege, you must endure tests of fortitude and intelligence, winning the Pendants of Life to protect you from the dreaded Temple Guards who are protecting the artifacts. Do you have what it takes to take on all three rounds and escape from the Temple in time? The choices are yours and yours alone! For 4-12 Players, Ages 12 & Up

 

In the Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? Card Game, you will be on a top-secret mission to recover the greatest treasures known to mankind – The Grand Canyon, the Statue of Liberty’s Torch, and more. Get ready to jet set across the globe. Your assignment is to apprehend Carmen Sandiego, track the location of her hideout, and determine which loot she stole. Can you catch Carmen? For 2-4 Players, Ages 8 & Up

 

Wonder Woman Dorbz Ridez and Second Series of Pop!s Coming This Fall

Wonder Woman is a global hit and Funko has a second wave of product on the way. 

A Dorbz Ridez is on the way of Wonder Woman on her horse. This should be available in November.

A second wave of Pop!s will be coming including Diana in her cloak, Etta Candy wielding the God-Killer and Wonder Woman’s shield and Antiope. Hot Topic will offer and exclusive Diana with ice cream.

Please note – these images are preliminary and subject to change.

Shockwave Joins Transformers: Forged To Fight

In TRANSFORMERS: Forged to FightTransformers fans and gamers everywhere can build a team of Transformers characters and battle with the most iconic Autobots and Decepticons from nearly every era of the storied franchise’s 30-plus year history , including fan-favorite bots from previous and current animated Transformers TV series, Paramount’s blockbuster films, Transformers comic books and Hasbro’s line of iconic action figures. The latest addition to the game is the Decepticon, Shockwave.

Details on his game performance is below:

SIGNATURE ABILITY

UndoShockwave activates his Undo ability when filling a bar of Power. When Undo expires, he instantly Repairs any damage he took in the last few seconds.

 When Filling a Power Bar

  • Shockwave has 15~35% chance to activate his Undo ability for each full Power Bar. When Undo expires, he instantly Repairs any damage he took in the last 4 seconds.

 

SPECIAL ATTACKS:

Special 1: Shockblast: Inflicts Shock damage for 29~44% of Attack per Energy Charge over 4 seconds.

 Special 2: Laser Sweep: Generates 3 Energy Charges, each lasting 8 seconds. 60~100% chance to inflict Repair Block, preventing the target from recovering Health for 4 seconds.

 Special 3: Little Friend

  • Generates 5 Energy Charges, each lasting 8 seconds.
  • 100% chance to inflict Repair Block, preventing the target from recovering Health for 7~11 seconds.
  • Inflicts Shock damage for 33~50% of Attack per Energy Charge over 4 seconds.

 Download Transformers: Forged to Fight here: http://www.bit.ly/PlayTransformersFTF

Marvel Animated Minimates Series 6 Revealed; Series 5 Now Available at Walgreens

Marvel Animated Minimates Series 5 has arrived in Walgreens stores! It’s the latest assortment in the exclusive mini-figure line only available at Walgreens, and now Diamond Select Toys is ready to unveil the next assortment in the line! This upcoming sixth series of figures features all-new two-packs from Marvel’s Ultimate Spider-Man and Avengers Assemble, including long-awaited and fully updated editions of some classic Super Heroes and Super Villains, as well as one never-before-made character!

Series 6 will hit in the summer of 2017, and will include four different two-packs, each containing two 2-inch Minimates mini-figures. The assortment includes:

  • From Marvel’s Ultimate Spider-Man, Spider-Man teams up with Iron Fist! Wearing his K’Un-Lun Armor, Spidey acts as a second in battle to his SHIELD teammate Danny Rand, the mystical martial artist known as the Iron Fist. Danny comes with a removable mask and unmasked hair piece, while Spider-Man includes a webline accessory.
  • Also from Marvel’s Ultimate Spider-Man, White Tiger teams up with the Iron Patriot! Spider-Man’s amulet-powered teammate Ava Ayala comes with armored hero Norman Osborne, attempting to undo his wrongs as the Green Goblin. Both characters feature removable masks, and Ava comes with an alternate unmasked hair piece.
  • From Marvel’s Avengers Assemble, the Vision faces off with the Abomination! A synthezoid, or artificial person, the Vision must adjust his density to take on the Gamma-powered brute, Emil Blonsky! Vision includes a clear flight stand.
  • Also from Marvel’s Avengers Assemble, the royal family of the Inhumans has arrived! Vocally destructive Black Bolt comes with his wife Medusa, and her living locks of hair! Blackagar Boltagon comes with an alternate shouting head, as well as a sonic scream accessory. This is the first Minimate ever made of Medusa!

Each 2-inch Minimates mini-figure features fully interchangeable parts, so you can trade accessories and create custom looks. Minimates also feature a standard 14 points of articulation, to strike a variety of poses, and each Minimate comes with a clear disc base that pegs into the character’s foot to support dynamic poses.

Look for Series 5 in all Walgreens stores now, with Spider-Girl vs. Hulk Carnage, Ms. Marvel vs. Kang the Conqueror, Iron Man Mark II vs. Proxima Midight, and Bruce Banner in Hulkbuster Armor vs. the Leader! Find your nearest store at Walgreens.com!

New Pictures of HASCON Exclusive Marvel Legends Deadpool

HASCON is just a few weeks away and our friends at Hasbro sent along some new pictures of their HASCON exclusive Marvel Legends X-Force Deadpool. Featuring the X-Force signature black and grey uniform Deadpool has all his accessories – from taco to sword, everything is here and will be available at HASCON.

For more details on HASCON, check here – and see the pics below. 

Mezco Offers Living Dead Dolls Limited Edition Banner

Mezco Toyz is proud to present a new limited edition banner sure to thrill any Living Dead Dolls fan looking to decorate their crypt. To celebrate The Living Dead Dolls Resurrection Set XI this original banner features all four of the dolls from the series: Hush, Dawn, Dottie Rose, and Isaiah.

 Each banner is printed on durable 13 oz vinyl and measures approximately 20 x 36 inches. This limited edition of 130 banners is available exclusively through our online store

Hasbro Announces New Guests for HASCON: Flo Rida, Maddie Ziegler and More

Today Hasbro, Inc., a global play and entertainment company, unveiled additional entertainment programming details for the first ever HASCON FANmily event. Happening September 8 – 10, 2017 at the Rhode Island Convention Center and Dunkin’ Donuts Center in Providence, Rhode Island, HASCON will bring Hasbro’s most iconic brands to life.

Joining the previously announced all-star lineup is a performance by GRAMMY®-nominated rapper and singer-songwriter Flo Rida (“My House,” “Whistle”), who will perform a full set to HASCON guests the evening of Saturday, September 9, and a meet and greet with actress, dance icon and NYT bestselling author, Maddie Ziegler (as featured in “Sia: Chandelier,” “Leap!”), Isabela Moner (Transformers: The Last Knight), and family-friendly internet personalities, the Eh Bee Family. Also joining HASCON is veteran voice actress Susan Blu (“The Transformers: The Movie,” “Jem”), MLB-retired designated hitter David “Big Papi” Ortiz, current center fielder Jackie Bradley Jr. (of the Boston Red Sox), New England Patriots running back and Super Bowl™ 51 Hero James White (of the New England Patriots) and internationally acclaimed and award-winning storyteller Len Cabral.

HASCON will also feature a panel and autograph session with talent and creators from Hasbro’s upcoming Netflix original series for kids Stretch Armstrong and the Flex Fighters.  Ogie Banks (“Ultimate Spider-Man”), Walter Koenig (“Star Trek,” “Babylon 5”), Scott Menville (“Teen Titans Go!,” “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles”), series executive producer/writer Kevin Burke (“Ultimate Spider-Man,” “Avengers Assemble”), series executive producer/writer Chris “Doc” Wyatt (“Ultimate Spider-Man,” “Napoleon Dynamite”) and series executive producer and supervising director Victor Cook (“The Spectacular Spider-man,” “Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated”) will be featured on the panel and at the autograph session on Sunday, September 10.

Previously announced programming includes a performance and meet and greet with Multi-Platinum GRAMMY® Award-Winning singer-songwriter Daya, panel discussions with Stan Lee (Marvel Comics Legend), James Gunn (writer and director, GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 1 and 2), Lorenzo di Bonaventura (Producer of all the TRANSFORMERS films, as well as G.I. JOE:The Rise of Cobra and G.I. JOE Retaliation), Dude Perfect and many more.

This unique event will bring Hasbro’s most iconic brands to life like never before, including TRANSFORMERS, MY LITTLE PONY, NERF, MAGIC: THE GATHERING, PLAY-DOH, MONOPOLY and G.I. JOE and exceptional partner brands such as BEYBLADE, DREAMWORKS TROLLS and SESAME STREET. Fans will get a peek behind the Hasbro curtain during the three days filled with exciting first-look previews and panels from Hasbro’s biggest television and movie series, including Hasbro’s TRANSFORMERS: RESCUE BOTS, LITTLEST PET SHOP and MY LITTLE PONY: FRIENDSHIP IS MAGIC as seen on Hasbro’s joint-venture television network Discovery Family.

In addition, there will be activities inspired by several iconic Disney properties, including Disney Princess, Frozen, Elena of Avalor, Moana and Descendants 2, as well as Star Wars and Marvel’s Avengers, Spider-Man and Guardians of the Galaxy. From movie props and costumes on display, to hands-on fun through art tutorials and more, these areas will be can’t-miss destinations during the show.

To purchase General Admission and VIP tickets, view complete package details and stay up to date on all the latest information on HASCON 2017, please visit http://hascon.hasbro.com

The inaugural HASCON FANmily™ event is presented in part by IDW Publishing, Ultra PRO, Discovery Family and Norwegian Airlines. 

DC Announces Writers Workshop Class of 2017

DC is ushering in a new class of up-and-coming comic talent with the launch of the 2017 Writers Workshop program, led once again by bestselling writer Scott Snyder. The DC Talent Development team fielded more than a thousand entries again this year, selecting the best of the best among aspiring writers.

Members of the class of 2017 participating in the 13-week program include Sanya Anwar (1001), Ryan Cady (BIG MOOSE), Joey Esposito (PAWN SHOP, CAPTAIN ULTIMATE), Robert Jeffrey (ROUTE 3, RADIO FREE AMERIKA), Phillip Kennedy Johnson (LAST SONS OF AMERICA, WARLORDS OF APPALACHIA), and Magdalene Visaggio (KIM & KIM, QUANTUM TEENS ARE GO).

“We are entering the third year of this program and I’m proud to say this year’s class is another group of top notch, aspiring talent,” stated DC’s Vice President and Executive Editor of Young Reader and Talent Development, Bobbie Chase. “It’s heartening to see past Workshop participants receive regular work at DC and I have no doubt that Scott will empower this new class to be at the forefront of writing great stories for comics.”

Writers Workshop teacher Scott Snyder added, “Teaching this workshop has been one of the real highlights of my time at DC and I can’t wait to get started again. It’s an honor and thrill to work with such inspired, and inspiring talent.”

DC’s Talent Development Workshop began with a pilot session in 2015, and since then the program has resulted in several participants receiving new assignments from DC editorial. For example, the upcoming mini-series BATMAN AND THE SIGNAL will be co-written by ’16 Writers Workshop graduate Tony Patrick, alongside his teacher, Scott Snyder, with art by the acclaimed Cully Hamner. Also, the latest edition of DC’s NEW TALENT SHOWCASE will be released in November and will feature stories from graduates of past DC Writers and Artists Workshops.

For more information visit the DC Talent Development Workshop website.

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