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After LucasFilm, Disney eyes Hasbro

by James


Wow, those Disney Dollars are really burning a hole in the pocket of Disney Chairman Robert A. Iger. First he spends four billion to get Lucasfilm, Star Wars, Indiana Jones and Industrial Light and Magic, but now it looks like he has his sights set on buying Hasbro?

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GameStop Opening Kids Stores for the Holidays

by James

With recent surveys showing that kids want high tech toys and gadgets for the holidays, electronics and gaming retailer GameStop is planning to open nearly specialty stores aimed right at their target demographic … kids.

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Disney Buys LucasFilm, Star Wars Toys Rejoice

by James


The Walt Disney Company announced today that they were acquiring all assets of LucasFilm from George Lucas for $4.05 Billion in cash and stock. The deal, which will make Lucas creative consultant on all Star Wars properties, also includes the bombshell news that Disney will release Star Wars Episode 7 in 2015. And you know what that means … Star Wars Mickey toys!

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Disney Villain Toys and Clothing coming to Disney Store

by James


The latest popular characters rising out of the Disney Universe isn’t Marvel heroes, it’s Disney Villains! And now Cruella DeVil, Ursula, Maleficent and the rest of the tawdry bad guys are getting their own lines of toys and clothing. But really, do we really want our impressionable kids to model after the bad guy? Well, Disney seems to think so!

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New LEGO MMO coming based on collectible minifigs!

by James

With the phenomenal success of LEGO’s line of Collectible Minifigs (currenly in Wave 8), LEGO has decided to once again join the ranks of services offering massively multiplayer online games (also called MMO and MMOG), and is basing their new venture on collectible minifigs! That should be fun.

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Coming Soon to a theater near you … LEGO?

by James


That’s right, LEGO is the latest hot Hollywood property (known as the flavor of the month in industry speak). With the success of Transformers, everyone is looking to turn toys into movies (although I wouldn’t say that Battleship is going to help the cause any). But now Hollywood is looking to the Brick for it’s latest inspiration …

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Microsoft to offer a subsidized XBox 360 with Kinect

by James

Would you pay $100 down and $15 a month to give your kid the XBox he’s been bugging you for? I know I would. And that’s what Microsoft is literally banking on as it offers a 4GB Xbox with two years of XBox Live, and it’ll toss in Kinect to sweeten the deal.

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Toy reality shows coming to cable TV

by James


There’s several reality shows wrapped around toy hunting announced for the 2013 television season. The toys will be wrapped around toy collecting and the hunt for hard to find toys. Here’s a few details ….

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LEGO opens new stores in the US and Canada

by James

LEGO has announced new stores opening in Tennessee, New York, and Wisconsin, here in the States, plus a new Brick storefront in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. And there’s plenty of pomp and circumstance, plus freebies, to enjoy.

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