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LEGO Movie 2 Wizard of Oz Collectible Minifigures

Here are the official images of the Wizard of Oz characters in the LEGO Movie 2 Minifigures set.  The Dorothy Gale & Toto, Tin Man, Scarecrow and Cowardly Lion figures will be available starting in February.

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Hasbro’s Star Wars Galaxy of Adventures Introduces The Magic of Star Wars Toys To A New Generation 

Toys have always been a big part of experiencing a galaxy far, far away. They allow children to tell their own stories, to expand the Star Wars universe as they see fit, to connect with their favorite characters in an imaginative way. So it makes sense that for Star Wars Galaxy of Adventures, Lucasfilm’s new series of vibrant animated shorts celebrating iconic moments from the saga, Hasbro has created a collection of toys purely for those just discovering Star Wars.

“Our Galaxy of Adventures line is a great entry point for kids to get into Star Wars,” Sarah Carroll, Sr. Brand Marketing Manager of Star Wars at Hasbro, tells StarWars.com. “The product focuses on the key, iconic moments in the Star Wars storyline in a fun, kid-friendly way.”

   

Wave one, available now at Walmart, includes Luke Skywalker, Darth Vader, Chewbacca, and R2-D2; Princess Leia, Yoda, Imperial Stormtrooper, and Han Solo will follow in wave two, landing in spring 2019. It’s an altogether perfect lineup for someone who might first see a movie or the Galaxy of Adventures animated shorts, and then want to continue the story during playtime. “As we head into 2019, what better time to introduce kids to this incredible franchise and these classic characters than now?” Carroll says. “And let’s be honest, what kid isn’t going to fall in love with these droids, creatures, and rebels? Star Wars is truly a brand with something for everyone, and we’re excited for the new Galaxy of Adventures animated shorts and toys, which provide that entry point for new, young fans.”

   

The line even has some surprises. The figures are not all based on the characters’ first-appearance looks, as one might think. Luke, for example, is depicted in his black Jedi garb from Star Wars: Return of the Jedi; Yoda comes carrying his lightsaber, as seen in Star Wars: Attack of the Clones; and Leia appears in her Hoth fatigues from Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back. “We wanted to make sure we featured characters as they appear in those pivotal scenes in the films,” Carroll says. “Seeing characters in these costumes reminds us of those key moments within the story, and we wanted to make sure that was reflected in our figures. We love the classic characters and we’re excited to be bringing them back in this way.”

The 3.75-inch figures come in bright, cylindrical packaging featuring comic-book-style art, calling out the character role for each — from “The Villain” for Darth Vader to “The Astromech” for R2-D2 — drilling story elements down in a kid-friendly fashion. In addition, all figures are packaged with a mini-comic retelling a famous sequence, and include a QR code that can be scanned for even more content. “We felt that it was important to share the stories of Star Wars as part of the action figure experience,” Carroll says. “Comics are a great way to bring those key scenes from Star Wars to kids in an easy, digestible way.”

As an opportunity to introduce a new generation of fans to Star Wars — and the magic of Star Wars toys — the Galaxy of Adventures line is an important one to Hasbro. “Galaxy of Adventures is a great way for parents to share their favorite Star Wars moments with their kids in a way that’s going to really resonate with them,” Carroll says. “The entertainment so far has been incredible. We’re excited to see the Galaxy of Adventures story unfold and have the opportunity to continue the storytelling through product. More to come!”

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Super 7 Holiday He-Man 7″ Club Grayskull Collection Figure

Arriving this Cyber Monday: Straight out of an 80’s Christmas in Eternia! Masters of the Universe – Holiday He-Man 7″ Club Grayskull Collection Figure. 

The new He-Man sculpt with Santa Hat inspired by the 1985 Masters of the Universe Christmas Episode! Holiday He-Man comes with new candy cane sword and snow covered packaging. Everything is gift wrapped in 1984-style MOTU Christmas wrapping paper. This is a limited edition release that comes packaged in an additional outer shipping box.

Holiday He-Man will go on sale this Monday (11/26) sometime between 12:00PM and 12:15PM PST in the Super7 webstore. There will be a limit of 2 (TWO) per customer and orders will start shipping in early-December.

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Hasbro Launching Family Entertainment Centers Across North America

Los Angeles-based Kilburn Live has entered into a licensing agreement with Hasbro, a global play and entertainment company, to create, build and operate Hasbro-themed family entertainment centers across the US and Canada.

The indoor family entertainment facilities will take iconic Hasbro brands and create interactive, immersive and innovative entertainment experiences in a high-energy, gamified environment with multiple activity zones.

Charlie Keegan, former CEO of Main Event Entertainment, will head the new division that will lead the development of the multiple location rollout across North America. Current licensed brands include well-known franchises including My Little Pony, Monopoly, Mr. Potato head, GI Joe, Clue, Battleship, Hungry Hungry Hippos, Trivial Pursuit, Chutes and Ladders and others.

As Hasbro consumers are looking for more ways to engage with its brands that are loved by adults and kids alike, Hasbro believes that this new endeavor will exceed their expectations.

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Justin Ishmael Announces The Rock-Afire Explosion Billy Bob Brockali Vinyl Figure

Justin Ishmael is proud to announce The Rock-Afire Explosion Billy Bob Brockali vinyl figure is now available for pre-order on www.JUSTINISHMAEL.com. ISH worked with Rock-Afire Explosion creator, Aaron Fechter, to bring this licensed toy to life!

The Rock-a-fire Explosion was an animatronic robot band that played in Showbiz Pizza Place from 1980 to 1992, and in various Showbiz Pizza locations between 1990 and 1992. Showbiz later rebranded and the band was steadily replaced by Chuck E. Cheese characters.

Billy Bob Brockali: Regular Edition

The lead singer of the greatest animatronic band of all time, The Rock-Afire Explosion, feels like it was pulled right off of the stage at Showbiz Pizza. Regular edition comes with classic striped overalls and trademark banjo!

Size: Approximately 11″ tall
Material: Roto Vinyl / Injection
Ships: Approximately 3rd Qtr 2019
Price: $120

Deluxe edition is only available at justinishmael.com and comes with the classic striped overalls, trademark banjo, PLUS  a 2” Birthday Bird mini-figure and an interchangeable version of Billy Bob’s head exposing the animatronic robot parts underneath.

Size: Approximately 11″ tall
Material: Roto Vinyl / Injection
Ships: Approximately 3rd Qtr 2019
Price: $150

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Funko Pop! Rocks: Queen

Relive the magic and wonder of the British rock band that gifted the world “Bohemian Rhapsody,” “We Will Rock You,” “We Are the Champions” and “Another One Bites the Dust,” among many other songs. A Freddie Mercury Pop! pays homage to the singer and pianist’s flamboyant style with his black and white harlequin jumpsuit. If you were a fan of Queen’s 1986 performance at Wembley Stadium in London you’ll love the Freddie Mercury Pop! wearing Mercury’s white suit and vibrant yellow jacket. Fans of Roger Taylor’s percussive genius will consider his Pop! a must-have item. Little known fact: Lead guitarist Brian May is also an astrophysicist. Bring his stellar Pop! home. Bass guitarist John Deacon rounds out the quartet.

Who could forget Queen’s 69-concert Rock ‘n’ America Tour supporting their Hot Space album, including two July 1982 concerts in Madison Square Garden? Relive the glory with a FYE exclusive Freddie Mercury Pop! commemorating the show.

Coming in December!

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Funko Pop! Movies: Wayne’s World

It’s Wayne and Garth’s world and we’re all just living in it. Pay a visit to the early ‘90s with these Wayne Campbell and Garth Algar Pop! figures. You’ll laugh together. You’ll cry together. You may even hurl together.

Wayne Campbell and Garth Algar Pop! figures wearing hockey gear is a Target Exclusive.

Coming in November!

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LEGO Ideas Pop-Up Book 

Enjoy 2 classic fairy tales with this brick-mazing pop-up LEGO book! 

Bring the classic fairy tales Little Red Riding Hood and Jack and the Beanstalk to life with the first-ever pop-up book made from LEGO bricks! 

Open the book and up pops grandmother’s lovely cottage with swinging door and an interior so you and your family can recreate the memorable story. Will Little Red Riding Hood recognize her grandmother in pajamas or is that the wolf in disguise? Or swap out the scene and climb to the top of the beanstalk in search of treasure in the giant’s castle, but microfigure Jack better keep an eye open for the hungry minifigure giant! 

The 859 piece set will retail for $69.99 and be available on November 1, 2018.

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Toys “R” Us To Re-Brand As Geoffrey’s Toy Box

News came last week that the brand Toys “R” Us who filed for bankruptcy, scrapped their auction of Toys R’ Us assets during a bankruptcy court filing last Tuesday, and plan on re-branding and reviving the company, as apposed to selling it off.

They announced in a press release that Toys “R” Us and all of its subsidiary companies are being acquired by a group of investors, led by a group entitled ‘Geoffrey, LLC’. They’re being re-branded as “Geoffrey’s Toy Box.”On their Toy Show Profile they describe this new company as a:

Wholesale toy distributor and intellectual property company whose focus is on popular play patterns across trusted brands that kids and parents love. Geoffrey’s Toy Box is a fully outfitted organization with design, development and global sourcing expertise. Portfolio includes popular brands like Journey Girls, Fastlane, True Heroes, You & Me, Imaginarium, Just like Home and more!

Geoffrey’s Toy Box will launch consumer locations across the country this coming November as a “shop-within-a-shop” concept, initially partnering with “a prominent Midwest retailer.” No word yet on who that retailer might be.

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Funko Announces DC Primal Age Figures

Funko in partnership with Warner Bros. Consumer Products and DC Entertainment, today announced the launch of DC Primal Age, a new line of action figure toys featuring retro-style barbarian fantasy themed Super Heroes and Super-Villains from the DC universe. The inaugural line will be available for purchase starting October 5, 2018 on amazon.com.

The first wave of the DC Primal Age branded collection will include eight, five-and-a-half-inch tall action figures, featuring the iconic DC Super Heroes and DC Super-Villains everyone knows and loves as well as two “beast rides” and a full size Batcave playset. To celebrate the launch, Funko, Warner Bros. Consumer Products and Amazon will be giving away 10,000 DC: Primal Age Mr. Freeze action figures today at the 2018 New York Comic Con.  Lucky fans will be able to grab the first DC: Primal Age Mr. Freeze at one of two locations, including the Funko Booth (# SC01) and the DC Booth (# 722) at the Javits Center in New York.

“We are excited to finally unveil this new retro line of action figures that pays homage to the unique design that we all remember from the DC comic books of the seventies and eighties,” said Brian Mariotti, CEO of Funko. “It’s been an incredible experience to bring this nostalgic spin to the iconic Super Heroes and Super-Villains of the DC Universe in a true Funko fashion. The new collection is a great example of our strong relationships with our licensors who trust us to deliver our own take on their popular characters. We continue to see a fantasy renaissance in consumer demand and we look forward to sharing this new concept with our fans.”

“We partnered with Funko to create a collection that would spark the nostalgia of DC fans yet give them an all new way of viewing their favorite DC Super Heroes and Super-Villains,” said Julian Montoya, senior vice president, global toys, Warner Bros. Consumer Products. “Then we launched the innovative toy line in a fun way to engage and excite fans, who are at the center of everything that we do.”

The ‘80s were an undeniably glorious decade for toys, and action figures in particular. The heroes were ripped and the playsets were epic. Combine that aesthetic with greatest DC Super Heroes and Super-Villains and you get DC Primal Age—a brutal, barbaric world ruled by ferocious warriors. Wonder Woman, Batman, Aquaman and Green Lantern represent DC’s Super Heroes.

DC Super-Villains, Scarecrow, King Shark, Mr. Freeze and The Joker will stop at nothing to challenge the DC Super Heroes and wreak havoc in this strange world.

Batman rides Ace the Bathound into battle against The Joker Beast.

And all of this takes place around the iconic Batcave, a lair carved from stone and the perfect playset to round out the DC Primal Age collection. The muscles are big and the stakes are even bigger. Hoard them all.

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