Training Simulations: Looney Labs’ Best-Selling Line of Fluxx Games Adds Star Trek to Their Long List of Pop Culture Brands

Looney Labs has partnered with Gale Force Nine to announce two new Fluxx games featuring Star Trek: The Original Series and Star Trek: The Next Generation at New York Toy Fair, Feb. 17 – 20. Each Fluxx will feature the most popular characters from each series including Captain Kirk and Captain Picard.

Fluxx is a card game with ever changing rules! The game play starts out simple: draw one card and play one card – but New Rule cards quickly make things chaotic. Even the object of the game will often change as you play, as players swap out one Goal card for another.
“I’ve been watching Star Trek since 1972, when I was 9 years old, tuning into the animated series on Saturday mornings,” said Andrew Looney, CCO at Looney Labs and designer of Fluxx. “I’ve watched every series since, so it’s safe to say I’m a pretty big Star Trek fan. I’m VERY excited about working with this license!” Continue reading

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Transmissions: Coming Soon from Hasbro the Twilight Sparkle Magical School of Friendship Playset

The 2018 International Toy Fair is just about 1 week away and Hasbro couldn’t contain their excitement any longer. Here are the first images of the TWILIGHT SPARKLE Magical School of Friendship playset. This massive playset will give your pony lover hours of fun as they explore the many rooms on the 3 levels. This playset was inspired by the storyline in MY LITTLE PONY: FRIENDSHIP IS MAGIC Season 8, the TWILIGHT SPARKLE Magical School of Friendship playset brings her school to playtime! Continue reading

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Vids: Mobile Suit Gundam AGE TV Series Collection 1 Coming May 2018 from Right Stuf, Inc. and Sunrise Inc.

Anime distributor Right Stuf, Inc. and anime producer Sunrise Inc. are excited to announce the upcoming release of Mobile Suit Gundam AGE TV Series Collection 1. Mobile Suit Gundam AGE TV Series Collection 1 will be available on Blu-ray and DVD on May 1, 2018. Continue reading

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Equipment: Diamond Select Readies for Toy Fair as Some New DC Vinimates Hit Comic Shops…With More on the Way

The DC Vinimates line is expanding rapidly, with new waves based on comics, video games and the CW TV shows on the way! Two new assortments hit this week and next, a new series goes up for pre-order later this month, and the first DC two-pack is slated for this spring, so we thought we’d run down what’s coming for this up-and-coming vinyl figure series!

This week, DC Vinimates Arkham Asylum Series 1 hits comic shops, featuring Armored Batman, The Joker and Harley Quinn. Sculpted in a block-figure style with authentic game styling, each 4-inch figure comes in a full-color window box featuring Arkham Asylum graphics. Continue reading

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Equipment: Playmobil Ghostbusters II-Playmogram 3D Figure and Ghost Trap…Special Guest Reviewers The Red Cup Review

No matter how old I get I know that whenever I hear the phrase (or close to it phrase), “Who you gonna call?” My response will always be, “GHOSTBUSTERS!” I was a fan of Ghostbusters back in the 1980s just as many, many other people and I don’t remember any toys associated with the movie. I know there were toys produced for the animated series but none were released for the first movie. Fans of the Ghostbusters must have rejoiced when they learned that Playmobil would soon be producing a line of toys based on Ghostbusters and the sequel, Ghostbusters II. Continue reading

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Equipment: Voltron Classic ’84 Legendary Lion Collection from Playmates

I was a big fan of Voltron in the 1980’s but seriously, what kid wasn’t a fan? One of my fondest memories associated with Voltron has to do with my dog. When I was home in the afternoon and Voltron was on television I would sit and watch it with my dog. Though it doesn’t sound so spectacular it was fun. I had wood floors in my apartment and we had a game that I called “Voltron”. I would ask my dog if she wanted to play Voltron and she would run at me from across the room at full force. I would scoop her up and slide her back across the room. She would keep running at me until she decided the game was over…sadly there were days the game went on longer than I wanted. For as long as I had that dog, I couldn’t say “Voltron”. I also couldn’t say ice cream but that is a different story. Needless to say Voltron still holds a special place in my heart. Continue reading

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Hard Copy: The Debut Issue of the Gears of War Comic from IDW Sells Out

IDW Publishing and The Coalition® are thrilled to announce that Gears of War: The Rise of RAAM #1, the debut issue of the highly anticipated comic book based on the smash hit franchise, has sold out at the distributor level just as it’s hitting stores. In order to meet fan demand, the issue will go back to print immediately.

“Couldn’t be more thrilled with the response to this series,” said IDW Senior Editor Denton Tipton. “Between the engrossing storytelling of Kurtis and Max bringing his A-game visuals to this series, the whole team has earned this victory and we’re very proud of the results. We hope we can get it into as many fans’ hands as possible!” Continue reading

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Vids: Justice League Coming to Home Video in March!

Warner Bros. Pictures’ and DC Entertainment’s epic action adventure “Justice League” is arriving in 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Combo Pack, Blu-Ray 3D Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and Digital. Directed by Zack Snyder, the film stars the famed lineup of DC Super Heroes: Ben Affleck as Batman, Henry Cavill as Superman, Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman, Ezra Miller as The Flash, Jason Momoa as Aquaman, and Ray Fisher as Cyborg. Continue reading

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Vids: “Suicide Squad: Hell To Pay” Coming to Blu-ray/DVD This Spring

Prepare to root for the bad guys when Amanda Waller sends her band of misfit DC Super-Villains on an all-new, action-packed secret mission in Suicide Squad: Hell to Pay, the next film in the popular, ongoing series of DC Universe Movies. Produced by Warner Bros. Animation and DC Entertainment, the feature-length animated film arrives from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment on Digital starting March 27, 2018, and on Ultra HD Blu-ray™ Combo Pack, Blu-ray™ Combo Pack and DVD April 10, 2018. Continue reading

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Vids: “Legion” – Season One Comes to Blu-ray and DVD March 27 With Limited Edition Book and Incredible Extras

Based on the based on the Marvel Comics by Chris Claremont and Bill Sienkiewicz and featuring a powerful, all-star cast — including DAN STEVENS, AUBREY PLAZA, JEAN SMART and RACHEL KELLER — “LEGION” follows the story of David Haller (STEVENS), a troubled young man who may be more than human. Diagnosed as schizophrenic as a child, David has been in and out of mental hospitals for years. Institutionalized once again, David spends his time with his chatterbox friend Lenny (PLAZA), a fellow patient whose life-long drug and alcohol addiction has done nothing to quell her boundless optimism that her luck is about to change. But a startling encounter with a new patient (KELLER) forces David to confront the shocking possibility that the voices he hears and the visions he sees may actually be real.

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