Equipment: Mattel Set to Take a Bite Out of The Summer Toy Market with Jurassic World Fallen Kingdom Toys Feature Funko Pop, Barbie and Vehicles

The pre-Toy Fair event with Universal Studios for the Jurassic World-Fallen Kingdom toys was a great event. The license for the Jurassic Park line of toys has switched from Hasbro to Mattel and these toys do not disappoint. Continue reading

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Equipment: DC Collectibles Reveals New 2018 Slate Ahead of NY Toy Fair

DC Collectibles, the award-winning line of collectibles from DC Entertainment, will celebrate 20 years of toy-making at this year’s American International Toy Fair in New York. To commemorate this milestone anniversary, DC Collectibles revealed huge plans for its 2018 lineup, including several high-profile collaborations such as a life-size bust of The Joker designed by one of Hollywood’s most celebrated special makeup effects artists, Rick Baker.

DC Collectibles also recruited My Chemical Romance frontman and DC’s Young Animal curator Gerard Way to put his own spin on DC’s iconic Batman and The Joker characters for the company’s longest-running statue line, Batman: Black & White. Other collectibles on tap for 2018 include new action figure sets based on Geoff Johns and Gary Frank’s hit DOOMSDAY CLOCK comic book series and new variants for DC Artists Alley designer vinyls, plus several new additions to popular statue and action figure lines. Continue reading

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Equipment: New from Hasbro The Black Panther 12 Inch Marvel Legends Action Figure

Some people think they were born in the wrong time. Sadly, I am one of those who wish I was born in a different time. While many with this belief wish to have been born in an earlier, simpler time I wish I had been born later; toys are so much better now. We are living in an age where comic books and superheroes are mainstream. Kids these days have some of the coolest toys (that line needs to be read in a grumpy old man voice followed by the line, “Get off my lawn!”).

One of the toy lines I have been very impressed with is the Marvel Legends 12 inch figure line from Hasbro. This ever growing figure line includes: Captain America, Deadpool (2 versions), Thor, Spider-Man (2 versions), Iron Man, Wolverine and Daredevil (a San Diego Comic Con exclusive) and now Black Panther. Continue reading

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Equipment: TeeRico by Lin-Manuel Miranda and Entertainment Earth Partner to Launch the Hamilton Creator’s First Toy and Collectibles Line at Toy Fair

Entertainment Earth – a popular worldwide toys and collectibles destination – is thrilled to announce the signing of a license with TeeRico by Lin-Manuel Miranda (the Hamilton creator’s merchandise brand) to create a toy and collectible product line. The first product announced is Lin-Manuel Miranda and his beloved dog Tobi adorably designed in the highly popular Pin Mates™ brand of wooden figures. Continue reading

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Vids: “Batman Ninja” coming to Blu-ray/DVD on May 8, 2018

Prepare to witness the Dark Knight, alongside many of his most famed allies and infamous foes, in an eye-popping anime display you’ve never seen before when Warner Bros. Japan, DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. Home Entertainment present Batman Ninja. The all-new, feature-length animated film arrives on Digital starting April 24, 2018, and Blu-ray™ Steelbook ($29.98 SRP), Blu-ray™ Combo Pack ($24.98 SRP) and DVD ($19.98 SRP) on May 8, 2018. Order due date is April 3, 2018. Continue reading

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Equipment: Hasbro Reveals My Little Pony Cutie Mark Crew Blind Packs and Ultimate Equestria Collection

Fans of My Little Pony will have more chances to grow their collection of the adorable equine characters this year with new blind packs and the new Ultimate Equestria Collection. Coming just in time for the holidays this are sure to the hot stocking stuffer for the pony lover in your life… Continue reading

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Training Simulations: USAoploy Announces a A Wrinkle in Time Game That Focuses on STEM

USAopoly Inc. announced today that it will be bringing board game fans a unique and educational way to experience a timeless classic with the Disney A Wrinkle in Time: A Daring Adventure Game, inspired by the upcoming live action fantasy film.

Players take on roles as the story’s main characters Meg, Charles Wallace and Calvin to rescue Mr. Murry and find their way home through a series of challenges immersed in the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) academic principle. Continue reading

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Equipment: Mezco Toyz Introduces The Black Panther as He Joins the Ranks of the One: 12 Collective. Pre-Orders Have Begun!

Direct from the eagerly anticipated and groundbreaking feature film, Mezco welcomes Black Panther into the One: 12 Collective. Intricately designed with a cloth outfit recreating that of King T’Challa’s Vibranium suit, authentically detailed accessories replicating those seen in the movie, and the likeness of actor Chadwick Boseman. Continue reading

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Vids: Jumanju: Welcome to the Jungle Coming to Home Video Next Month

Experience this year’s biggest and best family fun adventure starring some of Hollywood’s most popular actors when JUMANJI: WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE debuts on digital March 6 and on 4K Ultra HD™/Blu-ray™, Blu-ray and DVD March 20 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. In addition, the physical skus will also include digital versions of the movie, redeemable via the all-new Movies Anywhere App. Explore the vast and exciting world of Jumanji with Dwayne Johnson (Fast and the Furious franchise), Jack Black (Goosebumps), Kevin Hart (Ride Along) and Karen Gillan (Guardians of the Galaxy franchise) as they work together to beat the mysterious game they were drawn into so they can return to the real world. JUMANJI: WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE also stars Nick Jonas (“Scream Queens”) and Bobby Cannavale (Ant-Man). Continue reading

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Training Simulations: Flipping Death Game Coming to PS4 and Switch This Spring

Videogame publisher Rising Star Games, in collaboration with acclaimed developer Zoink Games, announced today that new title Flipping Death will receive a physical release in the USA, Europe and beyond on the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system and the Nintendo Switch™. The physical edition releases at the same time as the digital release from Zoink Games, and includes exclusive additional physical ‘collector cards’ in the box. Continue reading

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