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LEGO is Having Another Contest

by James

To celebrate the LEGO Movie which will be coming out in 2014, LEGO is having a really cool vehicle design contest. The contest has two versions, one for kids, and the other for teens and adults. Winners will get their designs featured in the upcoming Warner Brothers movie. Check out the details here -

LEGO to give rare MiniFigs as prize for film contest

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To celebrate the launch of their new iPhone App – LEGO® Super Heroes Movie Maker, the toys website Toys and Bricks is having a stop motion film contest and offering a pair of rare Avengers minifigs as grand prize.

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MiniMates wants your input on Marvel series 50

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Diamond Select Toys is having a poll where you can determine who will be in series 50 of Marvel Minimates to be sold in at comic shops and specialty stores everywhere. And no, you can just say Avengers. Just go see the movie again, will ya?

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Hasbro’s Second Great Brick Giveaway underway

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If you’re a fan of Kre-o and the Transformers, then you’re going to love Hasbro’s 2nd Great Brick Giveaway, now running through the second week in April. Hasbro is giving away two Kre-o construction kits every hour until April 20th, for a total of 2000 free sets.

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Walmart wants to carry your toys

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The world’s largest department store has so much influence, it can make a simple request and get a whole line changed in order to carry it. That’s power. And when you have power like that, it’s exciting to see it used for good, not evil. That’s what Walmart is doing with their Get on the Shelf initiative, where they are encouraging individuals and businesses to submit their best toy ideas and have them carried on the shelves of Wally World. WOW.

And, it’s even bigger than that.

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NERF Facebook Countdown to 2012 Sweepstakes …

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NERF is giving away some Vortex Blasters

NERF is ringing the new year in on Facebook by giving away the ultimate NERF fan prize package as part of a Countdown to 2012 Sweepstakes. Here’s what you have to do …

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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 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!

Star Wars wants you to Join the Jedi

by James

If you’d love to fulfill that lightsaber fantasy, StarWars has a cool new site for you. It’s called and it features not only tips and tricks from a Jedi Master on the Art of the Lightsaber, but there’s also a contest to win one of 2,000 Hasbro Ultimate FX Lightsabers and a chance to have your moves featured in an upcoming Season 5 episode of STAR WARS: THE CLONE WARS!
Over at the site, budding Padawans can train like a Jedi with a master Jedi through a series of video sessions designed to sharpen your lightsaber skills, they can also post a photo of them in their Jedi best or disguised as Anakin, Yoda or other Clone Wars characters. And finally, they can act Like a Jedi – by submitting their best lightsaber moves with the Hasbro Ultimate FX Lightsaber. The best move will be chosen to be animated.
Details after the jump …

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British Brick fans to get free LEGO set with Newspaper

by James

This week is shaping up to be LEGO week with a lot of news hitting about the Brick. This bit comes from across the pond as UK Brick fans will receive one of seven LEGO sets with the purchase of a daily SUN newspaper. Here’s a break down of what will be in the paper each day …

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