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Diamond Select Toys Heads to New York Comic-Con With the Sorceror Supreme

New York – it’s a heck of a town! And it’s only gotten better since the arrival of New York Comic-Con! Once a year since 2006, NYCC brings the fans together with the best of pop culture, and this year Diamond Select Toys will be there once again with a product filled booth, a scheduled panel and an exclusive Marvel Gallery statue.

At booth 1644, fans will be able to purchase a fully translucent Marvel Gallery Astral Form Doctor Strange PVC Diorama, depicting the Sorcerer Supreme hovering above the ground with his spell-casting hands outstretched. Packaged in a full-color window box, the approximately 12-inch-tall PVC figure is limited to only 250 pieces, and will retail for only $50.

On display at the booth will be upcoming items from Diamond Select Toys, including figures from Justice League, Thor: Ragnarok, Kingdom Hearts and Pacific Rim Uprising. The DST store, also in the booth, will help you fill holes in your collection.

Additionally, Diamond Select Toys will host a panel on Friday night from 8:00-9:00 pm in room 1A05, where product manager Robert Yee and sculptors Jean St. Jean and Eli Livingston will talk about products coming out from Diamond Select Toys in the following months, and answer fan questions. The best questions will win cool DST swag!

HASCON Reveals Black Panther Kid’s Line and Canada Fan Expo Reveals Sasquatch Build-A-Fig

It’s been a busy week or so for the folks on Hasbro’s Marvel team as news of future releases have come out of last weekend’s Canada Fan Expo and this weekend’s HASCON.

It is only approrpriate that Canada Fan Expo had the priveledge of revealing the Deadpool wave build-a-figure, Sasquatch. As a member of Alpha Flight, he got to represent the home team at that show. This wave includes classic Deadpool, Cable, Domino, X-23, Deathlok and Paladin.

HASCON revealed some new product in support of Black Panther. From 12″ Titan figures, roleplay items and a new 6″ kid-skewing toy line, T’Challa and friends will be hitting the stores in a big way. Black Panther will also be represented with a wave of Marvel Legends.

Check out the newest images for both the Black Panther line and Sasquatch below.

HASCON Reveals New Combining Dinobots and Other New Transformers

It’s HASCON weekend and yesterday the Transformers brand team took to the stage and revealed a bunch of new Transformers as part of the POWER OF THE PRIMES line set to launch next year. We saw a few of these toys at SDCC, but HASCON had the big news with the reveal of G1 inspired Power of the Primes Dinobots…that combine. Check out all the newly announced Transformers below and find them in stores next year!

TRANSFORMERS: GENERATIONS POWER OF THE PRIMES MICRONUS PRIME MASTER

(Ages 8 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $5.99/Available Fall 2017)

The TRANSFORMERS: GENERATIONS POWER OF THE PRIMES MICRONUS PRIME MASTER figure is a 1.5-inch-scale figure that hides inside the included CLOUDBURST decoy armor (aka Pretender). The Prime Master robot can convert into spark mode and attach to a Power of the Primes Deluxe, Voyager, or Leader Class figure (Not included. each sold separately). The AUTOBOTS and DECEPTICONS use Prime Masters to wield the incredible powers of the legendary bots who shaped the universe: the Primes. The MICRONUS Prime Master gives other bots the ability to link and share powers. How will the AUTOBOTS and DECEPTICONS use this power-link ability? Anything is possible and everything is at stake when the Power of the Primes is unleashed! Available at most major retailers and on HasbroToyShop.com.

TRANSFORMERS: GENERATIONS POWER OF THE PRIMES LEADER EVOLUTION OPTIMUS PRIME

(Ages 8 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $49.99/Available Spring 2018)

AUTOBOTS unite around Hasbro’s TRANSFORMERS: GENERATIONS POWER OF THE PRIMES LEADER EVOLUTION OPTIMUS PRIME figure. This 9-inch-scale figure comes with a Matrix of Leadership accessory and converting Evolution Armor.  Change the trailer into the Evolution Armor to evolve this figure from ORION PAX OPTIMUS PRIME. With the Prime Masters (Not included. Each sold separately), imagine AUTOBOTS and DECEPTICONS can wield the incredible powers of the most legendary bots in the universe: the Primes. Prime Masters carry the spark of a Prime, allowing them to share a Prime’s godlike ability with other bots. Anything is possible and everything is at stake when the Power of the Primes is unleashed! Available at most major retailers and on HasbroToyShop.com.

TRANSFORMERS: GENERATIONS POWER OF THE PRIMES VOYAGER CLASS GRIMLOCK

(Ages 8 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $29.99/Available Fall 2017)

The leader of the DINOBOTS returns with Hasbro’s new TRANSFORMERS: GENERATIONS POWER OF THE PRIMES VOYAGER CLASS GRIMLOCK figure. This is a 7-inch-scale figure that comes with 2 Prime Armor accessories. Insert a Prime Master figure (Not included. each sold separately) into one of the accessories, attach it to the figure, and imagine GRIMLOCK wields the power of a Prime. The AUTOBOTS and DECEPTICONS use Prime Masters to wield the godlike powers of the most legendary bots in the universe: the Primes. Prime Masters carry the spark of a Prime, allowing them to share a Prime’s godlike ability with other bots. How will the mighty DINOBOT leader GRIMLOCK wield this epic power? Anything is possible and everything is at stake when the Power of the Primes is unleashed!  Available at most major retailers and on HasbroToyShop.com.

TRANSFORMERS: GENERATIONS POWER OF THE PRIMES DELUXE CLASS DINOBOT SLUDGE

(Ages 8 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $16.99/Available Fall 2017)

The TRANSFORMERS: GENERATIONS POWER OF THE PRIMES DELUXE CLASS DINOBOT SLUDGE is a 5.5-inch-scale figure that comes with a Prime Armor accessory. Insert a Prime Master figure (Not included. each sold separately) into the accessory, attach it to the figure’s chest, and imagine DINOBOT SLUDGE wields the power of a Prime. The AUTOBOTS and DECEPTICONS use Prime Masters to wield the incredible powers of the most legendary bots in the universe: the Primes. Prime Masters carry the spark of a Prime, allowing them to share a Prime’s godlike ability with other bots. How will the mighty DINOBOT warrior wield this epic power? Anything is possible and everything is at stake when the Power of the Primes is unleashed! Available at most major retailers and on HasbroToyShop.com.

TRANSFORMERS: GENERATIONS POWER OF THE PRIMES DELUXE CLASS DINOBOT SNARL

(Ages 8 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $16.99/Available Fall 2017)

There’s no need to snarl at the new TRANSFORMERS: GENERATIONS POWER OF THE PRIMES DELUXE CLASS DINOBOT SNARL figure. This is a 5.5-inch-scale figure that comes with a Prime Armor accessory. Insert a Prime Master figure (Not included. Each sold separately) into the accessory, attach it to the figure’s chest, and imagine DINOBOT SNARL wields the power of a Prime. The AUTOBOTS and DECEPTICONS use Prime Masters to wield the incredible powers of the most legendary bots in the universe: the Primes. Prime Masters carry the spark of a Prime, allowing them to share a Prime’s godlike ability with other bots. How will the surly DINOBOT SNARL wield this epic power? Anything is possible and everything is at stake when the Power of the Primes is unleashed! Available at most major retailers and on HasbroToyShop.com.

 

TRANSFORMERS: GENERATIONS POWER OF THE PRIMES DELUXE CLASS DINOBOT SWOOP

(Ages 8 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $16.99/Available Fall 2017)

Fans can soar through the air with Hasbro’s new TRANSFORMERS: GENERATIONS POWER OF THE PRIMES DELUXE CLASS DINOBOT SWOOP figure. This is a 5.5-inch-scale figure that comes with a Prime Armor accessory. Insert a Prime Master figure (Not included. each sold separately) into the accessory, attach it to the figure’s chest, and imagine DINOBOT SWOOP wields the power of a Prime. The AUTOBOTS and DECEPTICONS use Prime Masters to wield the incredible powers of the most legendary bots in the universe: the Primes. Prime Masters carry the spark of a Prime, allowing them to share a Prime’s godlike ability with other bots. How will the fearsome bombardier DINOBOT SWOOP wield this epic power? Anything is possible and everything is at stake when the Power of the Primes is unleashed! Available at most major retailers and on HasbroToyShop.com.

TRANSFORMERS: GENERATIONS POWER OF THE PRIMES DELUXE CLASS DINOBOT SLUG

(Ages 8 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $16.99/Available Fall 2017)

Watch out for the horns on this TRANSFORMERS: GENERATIONS POWER OF THE PRIMES DELUXE CLASS DINOBOT SLUG figure. This is a 5.5-inch-scale figure that comes with a Prime Armor accessory. Insert a Prime Master figure (Not included. each sold separately) into the accessory, attach it to the figure’s chest, and imagine DINOBOT SLUG wields the power of a Prime.  The AUTOBOTS and DECEPTICONS use Prime Masters to wield the incredible powers of the most legendary bots in the universe: the Primes. Prime Masters carry the spark of a Prime, allowing them to share a Prime’s godlike ability with other bots. How will the fire-breathing warrior DINOBOT SLUG wield this epic power? Anything is possible and everything is at stake when the Power of the Primes is unleashed! Available at most major retailers and on HasbroToyShop.com.

TRANSFORMERS: GENERATIONS POWER OF THE PRIMES LEGENDS CLASS DINOBOT SLASH

(Ages 8 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $9.99/Available Fall 2017)

The fearsome SLASH is back with the TRANSFORMERS: GENERATIONS POWER OF THE PRIMES LEGENDS CLASS DINOBOT SLASH figure. This is a 3.75-inch-scale figure. When this LEGENDS CLASS DINOBOT SLASH figure is in raptor mode, Prime Master (Not included. Each sold separately) figures can ride on the figure’s back. The AUTOBOTS and DECEPTICONS use Prime Masters to wield the incredible powers of the legendary bots who shaped the universe: the Primes. Prime Masters carry the spark of a Prime, allowing them to share a Prime’s godlike ability with other bots. How will the elite DINOBOT tracker wield this epic power? Anything is possible and everything is at stake when the Power of the Primes is unleashed! Available at most major retailers and on HasbroToyShop.com.

DKE Toys Attending Power Con 2017

Come celebrate all things He-Man and She-Ra this weekend (September 9th and 10th) at Power Con with DKE Toys. 

DKE Toys have sent over details of some of the MOTU inspired indy toys they’ll be offering for sale. Keep reading and check out the gallery below.

  • Feath-Or by Chicken Nugget Enterprises Hand cast and painted 5.5″ carded figure, Edition of 100, $80
  • Skywalk-or Galaxy Masters by ManOrMonster? Studios Hand cast and painted 5.5″ carded figure, Signed and numbered edition of 20, $80
  • Vador Galaxy Masters by ManOrMonster? Studios, Hand cast and painted 5.5″ carded figure 
    Signed and numbered edition of 20, $80
  • Select RYCA Wasters of the Universe Figures, edition size varies, $65

You can find complete details about Power Con here.

DC Collectibles Celebrates 25th Anniversaries of Harley Quinn and Batman: The Animated Series

To celebrate the 25th anniversaries of both Harley Quinn and Batman: The Animated Series, DC Collectibles has planned some special events.

In honor of Harley Quinn’s 25th anniversary, the DC Collectibles team is hosting a Live unboxing of the DC Bombshells Harley Quinn Deluxe statue tomorrowThursday 9/7 at 11:30 AM PT. The live segment can be viewed on the DC Collectibles Facebook page here.

They have also recently debuted a very cool 360 degree photo featuring many BTAS figures celebrating the 25th anniversary of the hit TV series. You can check out the fun interactive photo on the DC Collectibles Facebook Page here,

Finally, the BTAS 25th anniversary celebration continues on Tuesday, September 12 with an exclusive Live Q&A with DC Collectibles. The DC Collectibles team will be on hand to answer your questions about the line. Please see link here on how to submit questions in advance and tune in to the DC Collectibles Facebook page on Tuesday, September 12 at 4:30 PM PT for the answers.

Diamond, Medicom Offers Previews Exclusive MAFEX Dark Knight Rises Figure

The Dark Knight rises from Gotham to the shelves of your local comic book store once again with the release of Diamond Comics and Medicom’s new MAFEX Batman Ver.3.0 PREVIEWS Exclusive (PX) Figure.

This brand new and stunningly detailed figure of Christian Bale’s Caped Crusader stands at 6 ½” tall and features an all new sculpt. Insanely posable for maximum action, this Batman comes with three facial expressions, two riffles, a grapnel gun, a trusty Batarang, and multiple sets of hands to display him as you best prefer. 

This PREVIEWS Exclusive figure featured in the September issue of Diamond’s PREVIEWS catalog, and it will carry suggested retail prices of $75.99.  This Medicom figure will be available in stores late June 2018.

  • DARK KNIGHT RISES BATMAN PX MAF EX VER 3.0, $75.99 (SEP172775)

Fans are encouraged to hop into their Batmobiles and head down to their local comic book specialty shops to preorder this new figure. To find a comic shop near you and order, visit www.comicshoplocator.com.

IDW Heads to HASCON

IDW is joining longtime partner HASBRO for their debut convention in Providence, Rhode Island – HASCON! Featuring unique brand-based experiences, celebrity appearances, and premiere paneling, HASCON is set to be a fun-filled convention for the whole family. Taking over both the Rhode Island Convention Center and the Dunkin’ Donuts Center from September 8th – September 10th, fans will be treated to a convention unlike any other!

Find the IDW booth stocked with comics, graphic novels, enamel pins, lithographs, and more, all weekend long at booth L104! Those that weren’t able to secure one of the highly-sought after Tom Whalen prints at SDCC will have another chance at HASCON, as ROMG.I. JoeOptimus Prime, and Megatron will all be available as a gift with purchase at the IDW booth. Be sure to get yours while supplies last.
 
IDW will also be offering several HASCON exclusives, at $10 each, that can ONLY be found at the IDW booth, including:

  • First Strike #1, A Hasbro Comic Book Event, with a new cover by Sara Pitre-Durocher
  • G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #1 reprint, with a B&W cover by Neal Adams
  • My Little Pony: The Movie Prequel TP with a special cover by Tony Fleecs 

IDW will also be bringing remaining 2017 convention variants for ClueJem and the HologramsMy Little PonyROM, and Transformers vs. G.I. Joe, to HASCON for their original price.
 
Talent from across the IDW line will be on hand to sign throughout the weekend including Marcelo Matere (Transformers), Brenda Hickey (My Little Pony), Aubrey Sitterson (G.I. Joe), Chris Ryall (ROM), Chris Mowry (Transformers), and more!
 
Throughout the weekend creators will be revealing behind-the-scenes secrets and tips about what it takes to bring some of the most beloved brands to life on the page in exciting and enlightening panels:
 
IDW Transformers Panel
Friday, September 8th | 12:30p.m. | HASCON Main Stage
Have you ever wanted to know how a comic book comes to life? Hear from the artists and writers that create the Transformers comics. Learn how story ideas are developed and brought to life by the amazing team of writers and artists at IDW.
 
From Unicron to Megatron – Explore the Villains of Transformers
Friday, September 8th | 2:30p.m. | HASCON Main Stage
It feels good to be bad. Dive into the history of some of the most evil bots in the Transformers universe. Hosted by the Transformers brand team.
 
G.I. Joe Legends Dinner
Friday, September 8th | 6:30p.m. | Providence Renaissance Hotel
Join co-emcees and G.I. Joe authors Derryl DePriest and Dan Klingensmith for an intimate and entertaining evening event featuring one of the greatest gatherings of G.I. Joe Legends ever assembled! As we celebrate the 35th Anniversary of the launch of the G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero line, enjoy a sit-down dinner, meet and mingle with Legends and listen to them discuss their experiences on G.I. Joe. All attendees will receive an event-exclusive G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero Lithograph Set featuring paintings from the 1980’s line. 
 
Tickets available here: https://www.eiseverywhere.com/ereg/index.php?eventid=236825
 
My Little Pony Mane Event Dinner
Friday, September 8th | 6:30p.m. | Omni Hotel
Enter the world of Equestria for an unforgettable evening of entertainment! Join us for special guest appearances, a sit-down dinner and a first look at select 2018 My Little Pony toys. Head Storyteller, Meghan McCarthy will introduce a sneak preview of scenes from the upcoming My Little Pony: The Movie! Plus, enter a raffle for a chance to win My Little Pony merchandise. Each VIP attendee will receive a Super Fan My Little Pony gift bag including pre-signed autographs from multiple members of the Mane 6, Special Comic reprints for HASCON, a VIP event exclusive pin set and more.
 
Tickets available here: https://www.eiseverywhere.com/ereg/index.php?eventid=236825
 
IDW Revolution Panel
Saturday, September 9th | 11:00 a.m. | Discovery Family Stage
IDW and Hasbro have been making great comics together for over a decade now! How’d it all get started? Where’s it going next? IDW CCO Chris Ryall and guests to be named will share stories of comics past and Visions of comics future!
 
IDW Transformers Panel
Saturday, September 9th | 1:00p.m. | HASCON Main Stage
Have you ever wanted to know how a comic book comes to life? Hear from the artists and writers that create the Transformers comics. Learn how story ideas are developed and brought to life by the amazing team of writers and artists at IDW.
 
IDW MLP Panel: Comics are Magic
Sunday, September 10th | 12:00p.m. | Discovery Family Stage
IDW has been publishing My Little Pony comics since 2012, and recently passed the major milestone of Issue #50. Come meet some of the creative team behind these beloved comics, and learn first-hand what goes into creating original stories about your favorite Pony friends. Bobby CurnowMy Little Pony series editor at IDW, and lead artist Andy Price, have been working on the comics since the very first issue. And Brenda Hickey, who is currently drawing the new My Little Pony: Legends of Magic series, joined the team not long after in 2013. Join us for behind the scenes stories of how My Little Pony comics come to life!
 
Tickets and information for the convention are available at: https://hascon.hasbro.com/

Walmart Announces 25 ‘Top Rated by Kids’ List In Advance of the Holidays

 It doesn’t matter if the kids have been naughty or nice – Walmart knows what they’ll all ask Santa for this year. To kick off the countdown to Christmas, the nation’s largest toy store today unveiled the list of this year’s hottest toys, as rated by a panel of esteemed experts: kids. This year’s Top Rated by Kids toy list revealed toys kids can interact with and collect; toys that keep kids moving; and toys inspired by their favorite movie and TV characters will be big this season. This year, nearly a quarter of the list is exclusive to Walmart.

For parents looking to get a head start on holiday shopping, Walmart also announced the return of its popular layaway program to help customers stay on budget or pay over time for their toys and other gifts.

“We are gearing up for the season by starting with what matters most to kids – toys!” said Anne Marie Kehoe, vice president of toys at Walmart U.S. “With a little over three months until Christmas, we want to help parents get ahead of the holiday hunt for the hottest toys and find the best deals. We narrowed down hundreds of toys to the top 25 we know kids will love…but this is just the start. We never stop looking for the hottest toys – ever! You can count on us having the latest trends at the best prices throughout the season.”

Top Rated by Kids Toy List

Walmart once again enlisted the help of hundreds of kids, from 18 months to 12 years old, to play with hundreds of contenders and determine the hottest toys coming down the chimney. Like other kid toy experts at the event, brothers, Ashton, 10, and Collin, 6, helped rate the top toys. “I liked the Monster Jam Grave Digger best because I could make it do donuts,” said Collin. “The Batbot is cool because I love watching Batman cartoons. And it shoots a motorcycle from its foot.” For Ashton, anything customizable and creative was a big hit, including the littleBits Star Wars Droid Inventor Kit.

From Ashton, Collin, and the rest of the toy-testers, Walmart determined what will be on kids’ wish lists for Santa this year:

Interactive and Collectible: Toys that inspire creativity, as well as the ones your kids will want to collect and trade with their friends continue to be the hottest trending toys in stores and online. “Kids are looking for toys that allow them to bring their creativity to life,” said Kehoe. Taking a favorite from last year to a whole new level, Walmart will have the latest Hatchimals – toys so hot the details are still secret. Collectibles that will soon be scattered on the floors of American homes include: 

  • Hatchimals Surprise (*Coming soon, details to be released on October 6)
  • Fingerlings
  • littleBits Star Wars Droid Inventor Kit
  • Num Noms Nail Polish Maker
  • FurReal Friends Roarin’ Tyler The Playful Tiger
  • Barbie DreamHorse and Doll
  • Fisher-Price Zoom ’n Crawl Monster
  • L.O.L. Surprise Fizz Factory
  • Soggy Doggy Board Game
  • Mayka Toy Block Tape

Make ‘em Move: Kids and parents alike love toys that keep kids active and moving. Ride-ons like the Frozen Sleigh and Huffy Electric Green Machine Trike will be bigger than ever before, and more will be released later this season. Toys like the Nerf Rival Nemesis and Adventure Force Light Command Light-Up Motorized Blaster encourage kids to run and play. Popular means of moving and grooving include:

  • Frozen Sleigh (*Walmart exclusive)
  • Adventure Force Light Command Light-Up Motorized Blaster (*Walmart exclusive)
  • Monster Jam Grave Digger (*Walmart exclusive)
  • Huffy Electric Green Machine Trike
  • Nerf Rival Nemesis MXVII-10K
  • RECOIL Starter Set
  • New Bright Radio Control Tumblebee
  • VTech Pop-a-Balls Drop and Pop Ball Pit (*Walmart exclusive)
  • Radio Control DashCam (*Walmart exclusive)
  • Dusty the Super Duper Garbage Truck

Life-Like Licenses: Few things delight kids like toys that bring their favorite characters from top TV shows and movies to life. Walmart’s toy shelves will be stocked with fan favorites from Paw Patrol, Batman, Cars 3, and more, including:

  • Imaginext DC Super Friends Batman Batbot Xtreme
  • Paw Patrol My Size Lookout Tower
  • Disney/Pixar Cars 3 Ultimate Florida Speedway
  • Mickey and the Roadster Racers Transforming Hot Rod Mickey
  • Disney Junior Doc McStuffins Baby All in One Nursery

Beyond the Top Rated by Kids top 25 toys, Walmart will have thousands of toys to choose from that are sure to put a smile on every child’s face. Between Walmart stores and Walmart.com, the retailer will offer more than 1,000 new toys, including more than 300 exclusives at prices customers are looking for. “Top toys are evolving every day, and we’re continuing to find those great, new items and bringing them with speed to our customers,” said Kehoe. 

In keeping with this year’s trends, Walmart will have a large selection of ride-on toys and electronics, which will be announced throughout the season. Electronics include the latest in VR and drone technology, as well as video game systems and hundreds of video games. Finally, in anticipation of the release of Star Wars: The Last Jedi, the retailer will also have a large assortment of Stars Wars-licensed toys available.

For more information on the Top Rated by Kids top toys list, visit www.walmart.com/topratedbykids.      

Free Layaway Returns to Give Customers a Head Start on Holiday Shopping

Walmart’s popular layaway service is once again open, offering customers the opportunity to stay on budget and pay over time for big-ticket items. The top 25 rated toys, along with thousands of other items in Walmart stores, are available to reserve on layaway accounts.

Again this year, there is no opening fee for customers to start a layaway account, and they only need to put down 10% (or $10, whichever is greater). Customers can put items as low as $10 on layaway with a $50 minimum basket. Customers have until Dec. 11 to pay off their account.

Ragnarok Arrives Early With New Marvel Minimates in Stores Now

The highly-anticipated motion picture Marvel’s Thor: Ragnarok is still a month away, but you can already collect most of the film’s stellar cast in a new assortment of Marvel Minimates from Diamond Select Toys, in stores now! With exclusive mini-figures at comic shops, Toys”R”Us and Walgreens stores, you can relive the adventure of the movie – or at least the trailer – in your own home!

Three assortments or sets of figures are available now or soon, across North America. At comic shops, a four-pack of figures includes Gladiator Thor (with alternate hairpiece), Hela (with alternate hairpiece and head), and exclusive figures of Bruce Banner (with alternate head) and Loki. Find an eligible store atcomicshoplocator.com!

At Walgreens, four two-packs feature Gladiator Thor (with alternate hairpiece and swords) with Hela (with alternate hairpiece and head), Gladiator Hulk (with weapons and alternate hairpiece) with Valkyrie, and exclusive two-packs of Grandmaster with Skurge (both Marvel Minimates firsts!) and Roadworn Thor (with Mjolnir) with Civilian Loki. Visit Walgreens.com to find a location and check store availability.

Coming soon at Toys”R”Us, two-packs feature Gladiator Thor (with alternate hairpiece and swords) with Hela (with alternate hairpiece and head), Gladiator Hulk (with weapons and alternate hairpiece) with Valkyrie, and an exclusive two-pack of Loki (Sakaar outfit) and Heimdall (with sword). Visit toysrus.com to order online or check store availability.

Also in comic shops this week is the Marvel Gallery PVC Diorama of Black Panther as he appears in Captain America: Civil War. Contact your local store to reserve one today!

Funko’s December Specialty Series Pop! and Dorbz Figures Announced

Funko’s Specialty Series rewards local comic shops and select online retails with special monthly exclusives. Today Funko announced the exclusive Pop! and Dorbz that will be available in December – a Pop! Thundercats Tygra and a Dorbz Orko. 

Check them both out below and look for them in your favorite local shop in December.

Prestone Celebrates 90th Anniversary With Collectible Die Cast Car and Truck Set

Prestone® Products Corporation, the leader in underhood chemicals, is hitting the shelves in the toy aisle. Starting in October, Prestone will launch a collectible two-piece die cast model set in honor of the brand’s 90th anniversary celebration. The models will be created in collaboration with M2 Machines and sold exclusively at Walmart, Toys R Us and Hobby Lobby stores nationwide.

Car enthusiasts and toy collectors alike will want to own this fun piece of Prestone memorabilia. The full set includes a 1958 Chevrolet LCF and 1969 Chevrolet Camaro, both important pieces to Prestone’s distinctive car collection. Designed by Sean Taylor, the 1958 Chevrolet LCF truck will sport Prestone’s iconic yellow paint scheme and house the removable 1969 Chevrolet Camaro. The 1969 Chevrolet Camaro will don a gloss black body, white stripes and chrome bumpers. Both pieces feature Prestone license plates and a special 90th anniversary logo.

“Prestone is excited for the partnership with M2 Machines as automotive fans and collectors will now have the chance to own a unique piece of Prestone history,” said Randy Fisher, Prestone’s VP of Marketing.

Quantity is limited to 7,000 sets and collectors are encouraged to shop as soon as the sets hit store shelves. These die cast models will make the perfect holiday gift or stocking stuffer for the car crazy people in your life!

For more information on where to buy, please visit www.prestone.com or http://www.m2machines.com.

Mezco Introduces One:12 Collective Fall Exclusive Red Skull

The origin of the Red Skull has had numerous revisions over his nearly eight decade history. Likewise his appearance has also changed. With this Fall Exclusive, Mezco presents the Red Skull in the classic green jumpsuit he wore during his 1st encounter with Captain America in 1941.

With the militia force of Hydra’s army at his disposal and harnessing the untold power of the Cosmic Cube, the Red Skull is a constant threat to all of humanity.

Featuring over 30 articulation points, intricate sculptural work and incredible costume detailing, the final product creates an iconic vision with a “real world” look.

The One:12 Collective Red Skull Fall Exclusive figure joins the One:12 collective with a comprehensively detailed outfit and unique character specific accessories.

This limited edition Mezco Fall Exclusive is only available via the Mezco website and at the Mezco NYCC booth #1954 while supplies last.

The One:12 Collective Red Skull Fall Exclusive features:

  • Two (2) Detailed head portraits
  • One:12 Collective body with over 30 points of articulation
  • Classic green jumpsuit
  • Hand painted authentic detailing
  • Over 16cm tall
  • Six (6) interchangeable hands including: One (1) pair of fists (L & R), One (1) pair of gun/ cannon holding hands (L & R), One (1) Cosmic Cube holding hand (R), One (1) posing hand (L)
  • Costume: Classic green jumpsuit, Harness for fuel tanks, Sculpted belt with blaster holder, Sculpted boots

Accessories:

  • One (1) Cosmic cube
  • One (1) Blaster
  • One (1) Blaster holster (attaches to belt)
  • One (1) cannon
  • One (1) Cannon fuel tank (attaches via hose to cannon)
  • One (1) Harness (holds fuel tank)
  • One (1) One:12 Collective display base with logo
  • One (1) One:12 Collective adjustable display post

Each One:12 Collective Red Skull Fall Exclusive figure is packaged in a 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 Red Skull Fall Exclusive available for pre-order is only available through the Mezco Toyz website or the Mezco Toyz NYCC booth # 1954 and is expected to ship: Oct – Dec 2017.

Complete HASCON Programming Schedule Released

With just a few days until HASCON – the first-ever FANmily™ event from Hasbro, Inc (NASDAQ: HAS) created for fans to enjoy their favorite stories and characters they love in a whole new way – the company is excited to share with fans the full programming schedule for all of Hasbro’s major brands and talent in attendance

Attendees will get the chance to celebrate their iconic brands with an abundance of entertainment programming. These include behind-the-scenes panels with their brands, larger-than-life games to play, meet-and-greets with HASCON’s talented guests and unforgettable brand experiences. Fans of Hasbro’s iconic franchises, including TRANSFORMERS, MY LITTLE PONY, G.I. JOE, NERF, MAGIC: THE GATHERING, DUNGEONS & DRAGONS and premier partner brands such as MARVEL, STAR WARS and DISNEY PRINCESS will have many ways to experience the joy and power of play during the three-day event.

Fans will have a chance to meet and snap a pic with Zach King, the online filmmaker whose magical and inventive videos have entertained millions of fans across the globe. Joining Zach on stage will also be Internet Personality Action Movie Kid, Actor/Filmmaker and Impressionist Jamie Costa and Internet Make-Up Sensation Charisma Star. 

HASCON activity highlights include:

  • Newly added talent including New England Patriot player Danny Amendola and online filmmaker Zach King
  • Over 45 individual panels that highlight the breadth of Hasbro’s popular brands, from comic books and toys to television, film and games – with select panels featuring notable guests such as Mark Wahlberg, Stan Lee, Isabela Moner, Candace Payne and James Gunn among others
  • VIP and add-on events for attendees interested in a more intimate and engaging fan experience with TRANSFORMERS, MY LITTLE PONY, G.I. JOE, MAGIC: THE GATHERING, and top talent such as Mark Wahlberg, and Dude Perfect. 
  • Musical performances from award-winning musicians, including Flo Rida, Daya, and Hasbro’s own Toys 2 Men
  • Check out the latest VR, game tech and sneak peeks of digital games for some of Hasbro’s biggest brands, including TRANSFORMERS, MONOPOLY and MY LITTLE PONY at the HASCON HASCADE
  • Over 20 individual meet and greet / autograph sessions with HASCON talent, including Daya, Dude Perfect, the voices of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, Flo Rida, James Gunn, Peter Cullen, Frank Welker, Maddie Ziegler David Ortiz, James White and more
  • The IDW Publishing Artist Alley that features appearance from industry-recognized comic illustrators, artists and designers.
  • Opportunities for youth fans (Ages 3-15) to audition for the opportunity to be in a real Hasbro video.
  • Activities for Hasbro’s youngest fans including PLAY-DOH creation stations, photo opps with costume characters and an interactive sing-along with Sesame Street’s beloved Muppets Elmo and Abby Cadabby.
  • Access to merchandise for purchase (including exclusives) at HASCON’s on-site Hasbro FANmily™ Boutique from TRANSFORMERS, MY LITTLE PONY, MAGIC: THE GATHERING, MARVEL, STAR WARS and more.

HASCON will bring Hasbro’s most iconic and imaginative 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 BURST, DREAMWORKS TROLLS and SESAME STREET. Fans will get a sneak 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.

 

To view the full list of HASCON panels, guests and an overall schedule, visithttps://hascon.hasbro.com/schedule

 

HASCON is set in Providence at the Rhode Island Convention Center and Dunkin’ Donuts Center from Sept. 8-10, 2017. 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 Places Geoff Johns Front and Center at NYCC

This November, The New York Times best-selling writer/artist team of Geoff Johns and Gary Frank will deliver the most talked-about new series, DOOMSDAY CLOCK. The book promises to bring together iconic characters from both the Watchmen and DC universes. Rest assured, fans counting down to the release will not have to wait long for new details about the series. Mark your calendars for the DOOMSDAY CLOCK panel on the New York Comic Con main stage Friday, October 6, at 6:00 pm ET.

During the panel, Johns will reveal the first pages of issue #1 and lead an in-depth discussion on how it all began, starting with his acclaimed DC UNIVERSE: REBIRTH one-shot and leading to DOOMSDAY CLOCK this November. In addition, the audience will receive a limited-edition DOOMSDAY CLOCK item available only at the panel.

This is a first look you won’t want to miss. DOOMSDAY CLOCK #1 hits shelves November 22, 2017.

McFarlane Toys Steven Universe Construction Sets Available Now

New McFarlane Construction Sets based off Steven Universe, a hit TV series created by Emmy-nominated writer, storyboard artist, and New York Times bestselling author Rebecca Sugar.

Steven Universe is the coming-of-age story of a boy named Steven Universe and the “Crystal Gems”, a team of magical alien guardians who protect the Earth. Every episode finds Steven, Garnet, Amethyst and Pearl in one incredible adventure after the next, protecting the planet and always finding a way to save the day.

The first wave of Steven Universe Construction Sets from McFarlane Toys includes 6 different Construction Sets depicting iconic scenes and characters from the show. Figures included in each set feature articulation in the main joints and have swappable limbs for customization! McFarlane bricks and figures are compatible with other construction brands. Prices range from $8.99 – $34.99. Available at Walmart.

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