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McDonald’s Introduces The Limited-Edition Surprise Happy Meal Featuring Iconic Throwback Toys From The Past 40 Years

To celebrate the 40th anniversary of the first-ever Happy Meal, McDonald’s is launching the Surprise Happy Meal with some of its most popular Happy Meal toys from the last four decades. This limited-edition offering will be available in more than 90 countries around the world at participating McDonald’s restaurants beginning Thursday, Nov. 7 through Monday, Nov. 11, while supplies last.

The roster includes beloved toys across the globe with two additional toys available exclusively in the U.S. Watch this video to see them travel through time and excite customers everywhere. The official lineup of the 17 toys coming to the Surprise Happy Meal in the U.S. includes:

– Cowboy McNugget (McDonald’s): 1988
– Fireman McNugget (McDonald’s): 1988
– Mail Carrier McNugget (McDonald’s): 1988
– Hamburger Changeable (McDonald’s): 1989
– Grimace (McDonald’s): 1990
– Dino Happy Meal Box Changeable (McDonald’s): 1991
– McDonald’s Hot Wheels Thunderbird (Mattel): 1993
– Hamburglar (McDonald’s): 1995
– Power Rangers (Hasbro): 1995
– Space Jam Bugs Bunny (Warner Brothers): 1996
– Patti the Platypus (Ty Beanie Baby): 1997
– 101 Dalmatians – U.S. Exclusive (Disney): 1997
– Tamagotchi (Bandai): 1998
– My Little Pony (Hasbro): 1998
– Furby (Hasbro): 1999
– Sorcerer’s Apprentice Mickey – U.S. Exclusive (Disney): 2002
– Hello Kitty (Sanrio): 2013

“Since the Happy Meal was introduced on the menu, it quickly became synonymous with our brand,” said Steve Easterbrook, McDonald’s CEO. “Today, this iconic red box creates lasting memories for billions of families annually across the world.”

First introduced as a Circus Wagon Happy Meal in June 1979 nationally in the U.S., the early iterations of the Happy Meal featured a decorative box including various toys such as a spinning top and McDonaldland character erasers. The Happy Meal global footprint has expanded to more than 38,000 restaurants in more than 100 countries around the globe —with the iconic toy still a beloved staple—serving as a symbol of surprise, playfulness and fun.

“Parents tell us how fondly they recall their favorite toys,” said Colin Mitchell, McDonald’s Senior Vice President, Global Marketing. “So, unboxing the Surprise Happy Meal together creates a real moment of bonding with their children. We hope these toys are something that they will treasure and remember.”

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Hasbro Announces Marvel Legends Series 6-Inch Stan Lee Figure

Fans, collectors, and kids alike can enjoy this Hasbro Marvel Legends Series 6-Inch Stan Lee Figure, inspired by the creator of the Avengers himself, Stan “The Man” Lee! 

This high quality, realistic, 6-inch figure features premium design, detail, and multiple points of articulation, making it a great addition to any action figure collection. 

Inspired by Stan Lee’s cameo as a skeptical chess player in Marvel’s The Avengers, this figure includes a Captain America shield featuring Stan’s signature and a chess board based on his iconic cameo in the film. Includes figure and 2 accessories.

The figure will be released in the Spring of 2020 and retail for $24.99.

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New Star Wars Merchandise Will Be Revealed On September 26, 2019

Lucasfilm and stars from across the Star Wars saga will be unveiling the next generation of products from a galaxy far, far away.

Tune into YouTube.com/StarWars on Thursday, September 26, at 11 a.m. PT / 2 p.m. ET for a special livestream event based at Pinewood Studios in London, the famed shooting location of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. Via live and recorded vignettes, generations of Star Wars icons will reveal new products in advance of their roll out on Triple Force Friday, October 4, all inspired by a trio of the year’s biggest Star Wars releases:

– Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker: The highly-anticipated final installment of the Skywalker Saga, which hits theaters December 20

– The Mandalorian: The first-ever Star Wars live-action series, which will debut in the US on November 12 exclusively on Disney+, the Walt Disney Company’s new streaming service

– Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order: A brand-new action adventure game from Respawn, releasing November 15

The livestream celebration will feature appearances from Daisy Ridley (Rey), John Boyega (Finn), Oscar Isaac (Poe), Anthony Daniels (C-3PO), Billy Dee Williams (Lando Calrissian), Joonas Suotamo (Chewbacca), Keri Russell (Zorii), Naomi Ackie (Jannah), Kelly Marie Tran (Rose), Pedro Pascal (The Mandalorian), Gina Carano (Cara Dune in The Mandalorian), and Cameron Monaghan (Cal Kestis in Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order). Livestream viewers also will be treated to the worldwide premiere of a new trailer for Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, along with other special surprises from across the Star Wars galaxy. Warwick Davis, a beloved Star Wars actor known for his role as the Ewok “Wicket” in Star Wars: Return of the Jedi, will serve as host during the livestream event at Pinewood Studios, while Anthony Carboni (The Star Wars Show) will helm the recorded product reveals.

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New York Comic Con Exclusive The Great Showdowns Misery Resin Figure Set By Scott C x DKE Toys

Stephen King fans will love this cute New York Comic Con Exclusive The Great Showdowns Misery resin figure set by the ultra talented Scott C and DKE Toys.

The Great Showdowns are a series of paintings, art shows, and books by Scott C that depict classic pop culture good guys vs. their enemies. 

George Gaspar of Double G sculpted these figures of Kathy Bates’s deranged Annie Wilkes from Stephen King’s Misery along with some adorable severed feet and a hobbling block. The set includes four hand cast and hand painted resin figures on a full color blister card signed by the artist. Limited to just 50 sets, collectors can purchase this limited edition exclusive at the DKE Toys NYCC booth #575 for $100.

New York Comic Con runs from October 3-6.

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Mondo Iron Giant Soft Vinyl Figure

Everyone’s favorite giant robot with a heart – now as a soft vinyl figure! In collaboration with Unbox Industries, this figure features 10 points of articulation and stands 10.5″ tall. Comes in a polybag with a card topper.

The Mondo Iron Giant Vinyl Figure will go on sale today (9/19) at a random time via mondotees.com.

Iron Giant Soft Vinyl Figure
Material: Vinyl, PVC.
Approx. 10″ in Height
Weight: Approx. 1 lb.
Artists: Unbox Industries.
Expected to Ship in November 2019
$80

Iron Giant Soft Vinyl Figure (Mondo Exclusive)
This version includes a switch-out “War” head and arm.
Material: Vinyl, PVC
Approx. 10″ in Height
Weight: Approx. 1 lb.
Artists: Unbox Industries
Edition of 300
Expected to Ship in November 2019
$85

Iron Giant Soft Vinyl Figure – Designer Con Variant (Artist Proof)
This version, exclusive to DesignerCon 2018
Features color deco paying homage to Japanese Machinder figures
These are Artist Proofs with only 20 pieces available
Material: Vinyl, PVC
Approx. 10″ in Height
Weight: Approx. 1 lb.
Artists: Unbox Industries
$150

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LEGO Ultimate Collector Series Imperial Star Destroyer

Build and display an icon of the Galactic Empire – the Devastator. With over 4,700 LEGO pieces, this Ultimate Collector Series 75252 Imperial Star Destroyer model captures all the authentic details of the starship as it appeared in the opening scene of Star Wars: A New Hope, including swiveling guns, a tilting radar dish, huge engine exhausts, intricate surface detailing and of course a buildable scale version of the Rebels’ Tantive IV starship to chase down.

This galactic civil war UCS set also includes a display stand with informational fact plaque and 2 Imperial minifigures, making it the perfect LEGO Star Wars collectible for discerning fans.

   

 

Features:

– Includes Imperial Officer and Imperial Crewmember minifigures.
– The Devastator Imperial Star Destroyer model features swiveling guns, a tilting radar dish, huge engine exhausts and intricate surface detailing.
– Also includes an attachable, buildable scale version Tantive IV starship for added Star Wars: A New Hope authenticity.
– With a display stand with informational fact plaque for the ultimate display piece.
– Also comes with 2 blaster pistol weapons.
– This Ultimate Collector Series set has 4,784 pieces.
– Inspire unforgettable Star Wars: A New Hope moments.
– The perfect LEGO Star WarsTM collectible for fans of the Star Wars saga.
– UCS model on display stand measures over 17” (44cm) high, 43” (110cm) long and 26” (66cm) wide, and over 14” (37cm) high without stand.

Available directly from LEGO Stores and shop.LEGO.com on October 1, 2019 for $699.99 (September 18, 2019 for LEGO VIP).

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LEGO Disney Train And Station

Gather the family for a rewarding build and play experience with the LEGO Disney 71044 Train and Station. Kids will love to join Disney characters Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Chip, Dale and Goofy for magical adventures with this awesome LEGO train set, featuring a motorized steam-style locomotive with tender, passenger car and a luxurious parlor car, plus an oval track and an iconic Disney Parks-style station building.

This set comes with an array of cool details, including app-controlled functionality. Use a smart phone or tablet to drive the locomotive forward, reverse and emit realistic sound effects. Joining up the train cars is simple with the magnetic LEGO couplings, and the panels on the parlor car open for access to its detailed interior complete with table, armchairs, teapot and cup. And the fun doesn’t end there! Inside the toy train station building there’s an array of intricate brick-built furnishings and details, including draped windows, wall clock, ceiling chandelier and a tower room with a little LEGO surprise!

 

   

– Includes 5 uniquely decorated LEGO ǀ Disney minifigures with accessories: Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Chip, Dale and Goofy minifigures.
– The LEGO Disney Train and Station includes 16 curved pieces and 4 straight pieces of track, locomotive, tender, passenger car, parlor car and an iconic station building.
– Locomotive features a large red fender, red wheels with working coupling rods, a big smoke stack and a driver’s cab.
– Tender contains a LEGO Powered Up 88009 Hub and a LEGO Powered Up 88011 Train Motor.
– Train and sound effects can be controlled via a smart device. Connect via Bluetooth from theLEGO Powered Up app.
– Requires batteries (not included). Please refer to the product packaging for type and quantity.
– Passenger car has seating for the LEGO Disney minifigures.
– Remove the panel on the parlor car to access a rich interior with table, armchairs, teapot and cup.
– Station exterior features a detailed facade with balcony, clock and 2 flagged towers.
– Station interior features a ticket counter, café corner and an array of brick-built furnishings and details, including draped windows, wall clock, ceiling chandelier and a tower room with a little LEGO Disney surprise.
– Easily connect the cars with the included LEGO magnetic couplings.
– This LEGO building toy includes more than 2,900 pieces.
– The LEGO Disney train toy (in total) measures over 4” (12cm) high, 30” (78cm) long and 3” (8cm) wide.
– LEGO Disney train station building measures over 15” (39cm) high, 14” (36cm) wide and 6” (16cm) deep.
– Oval rail track diameter measures over 37” (96cm) long and 27” (70cm) wide.

  

The 2,925 piece set will retail for $329.99 and will be available directly from LEGO Stores & shop.LEGO.com on September 1, 2019 (August 21, 2019 for LEGO VIP members).

        

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LEGO Announces Friends Central Perk Set

Celebrate the 25th anniversary of Friends, the legendary American TV sitcom, with this highly collectible LEGO Ideas 21319 Central Perk set! This wonderful LEGO recreation of the café TV studio set is packed with authentic details, making it a must-have Friends memorabilia item for fans. 

The iconic seating area with a couch, armchair and 2 chairs for the friends is removable for easy play. And check out the stage where Phoebe performed her songs on guitar (and where Ross once played his keyboard and everyone except Phoebe thought he was terrible). The 7 new-for-September-2019 LEGO toy minifigures of Ross, Rachel, Chandler, Monica, Joey, Phoebe and Central Perk’s long-suffering manager Gunther each come with accessories to role-play famously hilarious scenes. An ideal Friends-themed gift for your own friends and family who love the TV show, this hot toy is great for play and will grab attention when displayed in any room.

– This LEGO Ideas set includes 7 new-for-September-2019 minifigures: Ross Geller, Rachel Green, Chandler Bing, Monica Geller, Joey Tribbiani, Phoebe Buffay and Gunther.
– The Central Perk café construction toy features the iconic main seating area including a sofa, armchair, 2 chairs and a table; service area with a brick-built coffee machine, service counter, cash register, cookie jar with 2 cookie elements, menu board element and other authentic items; a stage for musical performances with a sofa; extra seats and tables; 3 pillar elements in a new- for-September-2019 green color; umbrella stand with 2 umbrella elements; window with ‘Central Perk’ logo decoration; entrance doors; and 2 brick-built TV studio light rigs with translucent light-style elements.
– The seating area for the show’s star characters is removable for easy play.
– The minifigures each have their own items inspired by the TV series, including Ross’s brick-built keyboard and the following accessory elements: Rachel’s tray and coffee cup, Monica’s muffin,
Joey’s pizza box, pizza slice and ‘man bag’, Chandler’s laptop, Phoebe’s guitar and Gunther’s broom.
– Other accessory elements in this café playset include a newspaper, 15 coffee cups and a ‘Reserved’ sign, plus 3 vases and buildable flowers.
– This Friends memorabilia LEGO building toy includes 1,070 pieces.
– This LEGO Ideas set comes with a booklet with building instructions and information about this awesome set’s fan creator and LEGO designer.
– Build and display this Friends collectible construction toy or recreate your favorite scenes from the classic American sitcom.
– This Friends-themed gift toy measures over 4” (11cm) high, 11” (29cm) wide and 8” (22cm) deep and will make an eye-catching centerpiece in any room.

The 1,070 piece set will be available directly from LEGO Stores and shop.LEGO.com for $59.99 on September 1, 2019.

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Hasbro Star Wars The Black Series Boba Fett Helmet 

Yesterday at San Diego Comic-Con, Hasbro revealed The Black Series Boba Fett Helmet.

The helmet comes complete with articulated rangefinder and amazing weathering based on the Star Wars movies. The battered green bucket has silver, red, and black highlights plus a visor. One size fits most. Fans can imagine the biggest battles and missions in the Star Wars saga with this iconic helmet.

Pre-order HERE for $119.99. The helmet will ship in October.

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Tru Kids Brands Bringing Toys“R”Us Stores Back To The United States

Tru Kids Brands, the proud parent of the Toys“R”Us brand will bring Toys“R”Us stores back to the United States this holiday season. Tru Kids and b8ta, the software-powered experiential retailer have entered into a joint venture to launch a new store experience that will deliver the hottest toy products and brands, carefully curated and showcased in highly immersive smaller-format spaces.

The first two new Toys“R”Us stores will open this holiday season, located in The Galleria in Houston, Texas, a Simon Mall, and in Westfield Garden State Plaza in Paramus, New Jersey. Brand partners and experiences will be announced in the coming weeks.

The new Toys“R”Us stores will serve as must-visit destinations for kids to learn, play, and fall in love with the latest and most popular toys, and for parents to have fun with their children and ignite their own childlike sense of play. The stores will be highly interactive with new events and activities every day, from seeing toys displayed out of the box to test before making a purchase, to visiting different brand stations to driving learning through play embracing STEAM, or just having fun with Geoffrey the Giraffe in the open playspace. 

Using b8ta’s innovative experiential retail model, brands will showcase their products in an interactive, playground-like environment, creating an entirely new retail experience centered around product discovery and engagement. Brands also will have the opportunity to design custom experiences and branded shops to help them create memorable experiences for parents and children. This experiential retail environment will leverage b8ta’s Retail as a Service (RaaS) platform, which enables brands to actively manage their in-store experiences and measure how offline experiences translate into online sales.

The companies plan to open additional locations in prime, high-traffic retail markets within the U.S. over the course of 2020. To learn more about Toys“R”Us, and stay in the know about new store openings and offers, visit www.toysrus.com.

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