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Bandai celebrates Twenty Years of Power with ComiCon Exclusive Set

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Power Rangers fans rejoice! ComiCon is now in full swing and Bandai is offering a 20th anniversary Super Samauri Comicon Exclusive Set. It’s morphin’ time!

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Toys R Us announces ComiCon Exclusives

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Marking it’s fourth appearance at the annual San Diego Geek fest, Toys R Us announced a slate of 10 exclusive toys for ComiCon. The toys range from Master Chief (Halo 4) to Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles to Winx Club. Let’s take a closer look …

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The Dark Knight Rises Battle of Gotham City Playset

by James


It’s been kinda wierd seeing Batman toys this time around, mostly because the Dark Knight is … well … so … dark! I mean, this ain’t your daddy’s Caped Crusader, and the Christopher Nolan films aren’t really family fare, are they? But this Target exclusive Battle of Gotham City Playset is!

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Boldy going where no Minimate has gone before …

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Ahead of the release of Star Trek 2 (or Star Trek 12 if you’re keeping “trek” old school), Diamond Select Toys has released this sweet Minimates version of the Starship Enterprise with Captain Kirk in the center seat. How cool is this?

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Mattel Announces 2012 SDCC Tiny Titans Exclusives

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If you’re a fan of the Cartoon Network animated series Teen Titans, and will be down in San Diego for the 2012 ComiCon, you may want to swing by the Mattel booth early for a shot at picking up this adorable set of Tiny Titans exclusives.

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Hasbro Announces a HUGE Avengers Helicarrier Exclusive for ComiCon

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Hasbro is turning things up to 11 for this year’s ComiCon by offering this HUGE Avengers S.H.I.E.L.D. Helicarrier exclusive. Oh wow. How in the world am I going to fit this in my bag?!
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2012 Hasbro’s ComiCon Exclusives …

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Hasbro has announced it’s lineup of exclusives for the 2012 San Diego ComiCon. And it looks to be a pretty sweet collection covering a wide swath of Hasbro properties. Check it out …

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Diamond Select announces MiniMates ComiCon Exclusives

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With about six weeks until the annual geek confab in San Diego, Diamond Select has announced a series of ComiCon exclusives which include a rather “marvelous” collection of MiniMates…

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Toys for Tots needs your help …

by James

The Marines have been collecting Toys for Tots since 1947. Semper Fi!


Just a reminder that the US Marine Corps Reserve is in full swing with their annual Toys for Tots drive. Created in 1947 by Marine Corps Major Bill Hendricks and a cadre of reservists in Los Angeles, Toys for Toys collected and distributed 5,000 toys for needy kids. Since then, the United States Marines across the nation and around the world have been collecting unwrapped toys worth at least $10 to distribute to needy kids at Christmas time. In the beginning, he Marines collected both new and used toys, but beginning with the Christmas in 1980, they have only collected new, unwrapped toys for distribution. And with time, the Marines courted famous names to further their cause, even Walt Disney has the honor of being the designer of the Toys for Tots train logo. But also big names like John Wayne, Doris Day, Tim Allen, and even former First Lady Nancy Reagan have devoted considerable time and clout to helping the Marines accomplish their mission of giving every needy child a toy for Christmas.

And it’s grown far beyond and extra curricular activity for off duty Marines. In 1995, the Secretary of Defense approved making the annual Toys for Tots drive an official mission of the Marine Corps Reserve. Over the last 62 years, the US Marine Corps Reserve have distributed over 400 million toys to more than 188 million needy children and the Marine Corps Toys for Tots Foundation has added to the toy collections by purchasing nearly a half billion dollars in toys to insure that no child gets left behind at Christmas.

And this year, as with any year, the campaign needs your help. You know the mission – pick up an unwrapped toy for a boy or girl and look for one of those dashing jarheads sitting next to a collection box near the entrance to the store. Or, you can Swing by http://www.toysfortots.org/ to make a cash donation to the Marine Corps Toys for Tots Foundation. While at the site, you can find more information on a toy collecting center in your area.

Semper Fi and Merry Christmas!

Mattel collector club subscriptions reopened to 2012

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Mattel has opened to reopen subscriptions for 2012 toy collections of four different toy lines. The lines include DC Universe Club Infinite Earths, Masters of the Universe (MOTU) Classics Club Eternia®, MOTU 30th Anniversary Series and Voltron®: Club Lion Force. Additionally, they’re also offering a subscription to the upcoming 30th anniversary series for Masters of the Universe®. What does this mean?

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