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Toys R Us offering expanded layaway, wish lists

by James


Geoffrey must see the handwriting on the wall this Christmas and he’s pulling out all the stops to get parents in the stores to get those must have toys be under the tree come Christmas morning. So much so that they’re expanding both their layaway programs and their in store wish list registration in order to make it easier, and more affordable to get those hot toys this holiday season. Here’s the details …

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The hot new sport that’s all the rage on college campuses is … QUIDDITCH?!

by James


Yep. Quidditch. The hard hitting, broom flying, catch the snitch and win the game sport that was made famous in the Harry Potter novels and films is now a popular intra mural sport on college campuses all over the country and around the world. But how do they play it?

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Jakks Pacific chosen for main toy maker for Men in Black 3

by James


Men in Black 3, starring Will Smith, Tommy Lee Jones, James Brolin and Emma Thompson, will be coming out next summer, and Jakks Pacific has been chosen to make the main toy line. The license will cover manufacture, distribution, and marketing of toys and products to be launched next spring.

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Unhappy with Hasbro’s DOTM Toys, Kapow drops them

by James


If you’re from the UK and are looking to pick up some Transformer’s Dark of the Moon toys, you may be out of luck with your local Kapow Toys. The toy store announced via their Facebook Page that they will no longer be carrying or supporting the toys due to availability, poor sales, and more.

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GI Joe to be next for Kre-O? We’re not so sure

by James


Is Hasbro so pleased with sales of Transformers Kre-O toy sets and minifigs (called Kreons) that the toy maker is looking to expand with a line of G.I. Joe Kre-O toys? That seems to be the scuttlebutt.

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Major Matt Mason poised for dramatic comeback thanks to new movie

by James

Admittedly, I’m a child of the 60s. Yeah, I’m dating myself. So what? And for me growing up, there was Major Matt Mason before there was GI Joe. A cool, confident astronaut with all the right stuff and a sweet collection of space station and moon accessories to live out my Apollo fantasies as I watched Neil and Buzz walk on the moon. And apparently, it was also Tom Hanks fantasy because after years of trying, he’s finally ready to make a movie based on the iconic space toy.

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ComiCon speaks out against reselling badges

by James

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ComiCon International has laid down the law on the selling of badges by unaffiliated parties on sites such as eBay and Craigslist and the news is … any sales outside of ComiCon are scams and not supported by CCI.

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CyberToy: PreTeens driving iPad purchases …

by James

When Toys R Us announced that they would be carrying the Apple iPad 2, it was a very clever business decision. And it certainly reflects a recent story that has found purchases of the “magical” devices are being driven by pre-teens, 2 in 5 of which now regularly use the device.

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Exclusive Legoland Coverage coming …

by James

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We’re in Carlsbad to check out the Star Wars MiniLand which premieres this month at Legoland. So stay tuned for some great shots and reflections. We’ll also be checking out the new Legoland Waterpark and the Aquarium to boot!

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