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Let’s Help Author Brad Meltzer Get This Amelia Earhart LEGO Set Made!

The LEGO Ideas platform has made wonderful LEGO sets from franchises such as Ghostbusters, Back to the Future, WALL-E and The Bing Bang Theory come to life. The site accepts submissions from fans, and if a concept projects get enough supporters—10,000 to be exact—it moves onto a review from LEGO. Set designers and marketing representatives from LEGO evaluate the idea, and after that, the project could become a set on shelves. Author Brad Meltzer’s “I Am Amelia Earhart” set hopes to earn that honor.

Amelia Earhart was a girl who loved adventure, and never let anybody stop her from trying new things. Even things that girls had never done before—like flying all the way across the Atlantic Ocean. Eventually she broke flying records and proved to the world that women can soar just as high as men.

Based on the bestselling book series by Brad Meltzer and Chris Eliopoulos, this set consists of the bright yellow biplane that Amelia Earhart bought for herself. She named it Canary (which is a cool name for a plane, right?).

Plus, you get an Amelia Earhart minifigure!

This set has a wonderful educational value, but it’s also downright fun. Fly! Zoom! And of course, soar! The presented set consists of 186 parts. The true goal is to then give fans the rest of the heroes in the book series: I am Abraham Lincoln, I am Rosa Parks, I am Albert Einstein, and so many more…

Like the book says: I am Amelia Earhart. I know no bounds. And I hope you’ll remember that the greatest flight you’ll ever take is the one no one has tried before.

This project is a collaboration between Ellen Kooijman (Alatariel) and Brad Meltzer.

Please support the project HERE if you’d like to see it as a real product and let’s shoot for 10,000+ supporters! Help give your kids real heroes!

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The LEGO Batman Movie The Mini Ultimate Batmobile

The LEGO Batman Movie The Mini Ultimate Batmobile (30526) should be available at your nearest Toys R Us store. The instructions show you how to build the regular Batmobile but there are additional instructions for the Bat-Tank and Batwing. 

Please note that you will only get enough parts in one polybag for one of the vehicles so you’ll have to purchase three polybags to create the 3 separate models.

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LEGO BrickHeadz Go Brick Me

Announced at the New York Toy Fair, the LEGO BrickHeadz Go Brick Me (41597) starter kit will be released in April.

The 708 piece set allows you to customize your own BrickHeadz figure and will retail for $29.99.

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Mondo Hints At Batman: The Animated Series Toy Lineup


Mondo, the Austin, Texas based jack of all trades pop culture emporium has released fine prints, vinyl LP’s, clothing, tiki mugs, games, pins and wonderful toys.

One toy in particular that I can’t wait to get my hot hands on is the Batman: Animated Series 1/6 scale figure due out later this year. You can still order the regular figure for $125 and the exclusive figure for $150.

You can read more about the painstaking detail and hard work that went into creating the Batman piece HERE.

Mondo fans may have already caught a glimpse of the next Batman: The Animated Series figure, Mr. Freeze at San Diego Comic Con last year. The figure will hopefully be available for pre-order in the spring. 

After that, dependent on the success of the line several characters are already in the works. The line-up that is planned so far includes: Batman, Robin, Batgirl, Catwoman, Mr. Freeze, Harley Quinn and The Joker.

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Guillermo del Toro Funko Pop!

One of the most talented directors in the film industry, Guillermo del Toro –  will now be memorialized as a Funko Pop! Del Toro is known for Pan’s Labyrinth, Blade II, Hellboy, Hellboy II: The Golden Army, Pacific Rim and the Oscar nominated The Shape of Water.

The figure will arrive in stores this summer.

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Disney Toys Returning To McDonald’s Happy Meals

McDonald’s USA and The Walt Disney Company today announced a multi-year, non-exclusive agreement, to add more fun to family mealtime with Happy Meal cross-promotional campaigns in the United States.

This deal will be for select movies from Walt Disney Animation Studios, Pixar Animation Studios, Disney Live Action, Marvel Studios and Lucasfilm. The promotional alliance will begin in June with Incredibles 2, which arrives in theaters on June 15th, followed in the fall by Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2, which debuts in theaters November 21st.

McDonald’s recent “Commitment to Families” announcement is the latest in a series of customer-led changes that created new global nutrition criteria for Happy Meals, which will reduce calories, saturated fat, sodium and added sugar in many Happy Meal combinations. In June 2018, all Happy Meals offered on menu boards in the United States will be in line with Disney’s industry-leading nutrition guidelines.

“McDonald’s and Disney are two beloved family favorites and together with this alliance, we will create memorable moments for families,” said Morgan Flatley, McDonald’s USA Chief Marketing Officer.  “As we continue to build a better McDonald’s, this relationship combines ingenuity in food and entertainment to encourage more balanced meal selections in our Happy Meals and inspire families in fun and innovative ways.”

“McDonald’s commitment to balanced Happy Meals allows our two companies to collaborate on new ways to bring the magic of Disney to McDonald’s consumers,” said Tiffany Rende, Senior Vice President, Corporate Alliances, The Walt Disney Company.

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Hasbro Announces Hero Vision Iron Man AR Experience

Battle like Iron Man with the Hero Vision Iron Man AR Experience! This movie-inspired mask features a new experience from Hasbro that combines iconic role play with Augmented Reality (AR) technology.

Download the Hero Vision app, place a compatible device inside the AR goggles, place AR markers around the play area, put on the AR mask, and then get ready to see digital images from the Super Hero’s world in front of kids’ eyes. 

Includes AR mask, AR goggles, gauntlet, three AR markers, and one Infinity Stone for $49.99. Available this Spring at most major retailers and on HasbroToyShop.com. 

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Hasbro Chow Crown

Say hello to Chow Crown—a forthcoming Hasbro game that challenges you to literally eat snacks.

Chow Crown by Hasbro is a new game on the market that will release in fall 2018. Simply place the crown on your head, clip in some snacks, and press start. The crown will move and you’ll have to try to catch as much as you can before the music stops. You’ll definitely look silly. It’s also harder than it looks.

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Hasbro Announces HASLAB. First Crowdfunding Project Is Star Wars Jabba’s Sail Barge Replica

Announced at this year’s Toy Fair, HASLAB is Hasbro’s new platform that hopes to put dream products into the hands of fans. To that end, we’re excited to announce that the first HASLAB item is the biggest Star Wars vehicle Hasbro and Kenner have ever produced – fan favorite Jabba’s Sail Barge! Measuring approximately 4 feet long, this large scale, highly detailed item features premium deco and vintage packaging. An incredible addition to any collection, Jabba’s Sail Barge comes complete with  exquisitely-detailed and fan accessible interior/exterior decks, one Jabba the Hutt 3.75-inch scale figure, two soft-cloth fabric sails, and other realistic features that mimic one of the most notorious vehicles in the Star Wars universe.

HASLAB takes inspiration from other platforms by inviting participants to support the product by backing the project up front by placing a pre-order. You’re our only hope to make Jabba’s Sail Barge a reality! For Jabba’s Sail Barge to go into production, Hasbro must meet a certain minimum threshold of 5,000 pre-orders. It’s up to the fans to support the campaign and help successfully reach that goal by 11:59pm ET on April 3rd, 2018. Those who pre-order the item will also receive “Jabba’s Sail Barge (The Khetanna): Behind The Workbench,”  a premium, 64-page booklet that goes behind the scenes of the design and development of the actual Sail Barge film set piece and Hasbro toy and includes set photos, product blueprints, interviews, and more.

Starting today, fans can place a pre-order for Jabba’s Sail Barge for $499 at HASBRO.COM/HASLAB. If the goal is met, the product will go into production. For more information on HASLAB and to follow the project’s progress throughout the 45 day pre-order window, visit HASBRO.COM/HASLAB and follow @HasbroPulse on social media. You can download assets using this link, and we appreciate you spreading the word.

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LEGO Hulkbuster: Ultron Edition

Create and show off the mighty Hulkbuster!

Build The Hulkbuster: Ultron Edition, with a punching jackhammer arm and LEGO light brick in the chest, and display it on the platform with attachable robotic construction arms.Includes an Iron Man, exclusive minifigure.

Build and display this superhero toy—a highly detailed LEGO brick version of the Hulkbuster mech, featuring a rotating torso, posable fingers, arms, legs and feet, and glow-in-the-dark elements. Choose from 2 interchangeable left arms, including a jackhammer arm with punching function, and activate the LEGO light brick in the chest. This LEGO Marvel Super Heroes The Hulkbuster: Ultron Edition set also includes a display platform with alternate attachment points for posable robotic construction arms and a desk, plus a new Iron Man Mark 43 exclusive minifigure.

The LEGO Hulkbuster: Ultron Edition will retail for $119.99 and be released on March 3, 2018.


– Hulkbuster features a flip-up head, rotating torso, posable fingers, arms, legs and feet, LEGO® light brick in the chest, 2 interchangeable left arms—a standard arm or jackhammer arm with punching function and 12 glow-in-the-dark elements.
– Activate the chest light by pressing the button on the Hulkbuster’s back.
– Includes Iron Man Mark 43 exclusive minifigure.
– Platform features a flip-up Hulkbuster information plate, plus 8 alternative attachment points for 2 posable robotic construction arms and a desk with 2 attached computer screen elements and space for the buildable hotrod car and buildable Veronica satellite.
– Clip the spare Hulkbuster arm to either of the robotic construction arms for neat display.
– Also includes a fire extinguisher element.
– Hulkbuster measures over 9” (25cm) high, 3” (10cm) long and 8” (22cm) wide.
– Platform (without attachable arms/desk) measures over 7” (19cm) wide, 8” (21cm) deep and under 1” (2cm) high.

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