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Toy Recalls for Week of January 16, 2012

January 19, 2012 - Listed below are the toy (and child-related) recalls from this week; these links go to the official announcements on the Consumer Product Safety Commission web site.

Giant Bicycle Recalls Two Models; Forks Can Break Causing Fall Hazard

Submitted by News on Thu, 2012-01-19 22:41

Halo, Bowen, Hasbro Marvel, Hot Toys Tumbler at Big Bad Toy Store

Big Bad Toy Store

January 19, 2012 - (Sponsor Announcement) - Online retailer BigBadToyStore.com has several items of interest to collectors:

Hot Toys - The Dark Knight - Tumbler
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=HOT10146&mode=re...
This huge piece is being reissued - price is $439.99

Bowen Marvel - including:

Fantastic Four Three Statue Set
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=BWD10324&mode=re...

Juggernaut
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=BWD10325&mode=re...

Faux Bronze The Thing
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=BWD10326&mode=re...

Wasp 12" Statue
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=BWD10323&mode=re...

Gentle Giant - Marvel & Star Wars:

Ghost Rider Statue
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=GG10522&mode=retail

Green Goblin Bust
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=GG10521&mode=retail

Submitted by News on Thu, 2012-01-19 22:05

Hasbro Expands Marvel Super Hero Adventures

Hasbro and Marvel 'Hero Up' in 2012 with Expanded Line Based on 'MARVEL SUPER HERO SQUAD'

Super Hero Adventures, Based On the Hit 'Super Hero Squad' Cartoon Coming to The Hub, Will Debut New Action Figures, Playsets and Plush at New York Toy Fair

PAWTUCKET, R.I. -- January 18, 2012 -- Hasbro, Inc. continues to grow and expand its long-term strategic partnership with Marvel Entertainment, LLC, as the global branded play company announces an expanded line of products in its MARVEL SUPER HERO ADVENTURES line. The MARVEL SUPER HERO ADVENTURES brand, which launched under the PLAYSKOOL banner in Fall 2011 based on the popular MARVEL SUPER HERO SQUAD animated program, will bring new excitement from the MARVEL Super Hero Universe to preschoolers and fans of all ages in 2012.

Submitted by News on Thu, 2012-01-19 04:09

Scarface, Outer Space Men, Iron Man, DC Direct at Big Bad Toy Store

Big Bad Toy Store
January 18, 2012 - (Sponsor Announcement) - Online retailer BigBadToyStore.com has several new items of interest to collectors:

Hi - Here is a quick update from http://www.bigbadtoystore.com about new
arrivals and a bunch of great new preorders!

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NEW PREORDERS
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HOT TOYS MOVIE MASTERPIECE IRON MAN MARK I VERSION 2.0
Hot Toys' new version of Tony Stark's original armor comes complete with
the ragtag detailing seen in the movie, as well as the flamethrower with
flames Tony used to escape the terrorists. This figure also includes
light-up parts, interchangeable hands, a working missile launcher a figure
base and even a raisable faceplate revealing Tony Stark's head underneath.
We have this new figure listed at $199.99, saving you $20 off of the
MSRP.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=HOT10377&mode=re...

SPY VS. SPY VINYL TWO-PACK

Submitted by News on Wed, 2012-01-18 21:47

DC Direct Shipping Schedule

DC logo

January 2012 - Can't remember which DC Direct products are due in at comic book stores soon? Here's the schedule for the next couple of months. These release dates are the original dates from the original solicitations/ announcements. (Read this other news post to find out why we are no longer able to post the weekly shipping updates.)

After each month's batch of new solicitations, we'll "update" this list and repost it in the news.

January 18, 2012:

Submitted by News on Tue, 2012-01-17 16:43

DC Comics - The New 52: Justice League Batman Action Figure

DC COMICS - THE NEW 52: JUSTICE LEAGUE BATMAN ACTION FIGURE

January 2012 - DC Direct - DC COMICS - THE NEW 52: JUSTICE LEAGUE BATMAN ACTION FIGURE

6.75" h

DC Comics - The New DC 52 was THE entertainment story of 2011! Now comes the first figure in an ongoing line based on Geoff Johns and Jim Lee's best-selling JUSTICE LEAGUE! Leading the way is the revamped Batman, wearing a unique take on the classic costume as designed by Lee and still putting fear into the heart of criminals everywhere!

Action Figures
On Sale May 2, 2012

Submitted by News on Tue, 2012-01-17 16:38

Batman Black and White: The New 52 by Jim Lee Statue

BATMAN BLACK AND WHITE: THE NEW 52 BY JIM LEE STATUE

January 2012 - DC Direct - BATMAN BLACK AND WHITE: THE NEW 52 BY JIM LEE STATUE
DESIGNED BY JIM LEE
SCULPTED BY PAUL HARDING

From legendary artist Jim Lee comes the latest collectible in the "Batman: Black and White" line.

Designed to the unique vision and style of Jim Lee, and complimented with the traditional moody, monochromatic color scheme, this Caped Crusader statue is sure be another sell-out in the collectible line.

Figure measures 5.5" high x 6" wide x 5" deep.

$80.00 US
On Sale May 9, 2012

Submitted by News on Tue, 2012-01-17 16:35

MAD Vinyl Spy vs. Spy 2-Pack

MAD VINYL SPY VS. SPY 2-PACK

January 2012 - DC Direct - MAD VINYL SPY VS. SPY 2-PACK

Espionage has never been this fun!

Coinciding with the celebration of Mad Magazine's 60th Anniversary comes the legendary deadly duo, Spy vs Spy! The monochromatic mayhem these two terrifically sculpted 9" figures will cause is augmented by the deadly array of weapons included. It's like the Cold War never ended!

$49.99 US
On Sale May 23, 2012

Submitted by News on Tue, 2012-01-17 16:27

DC Direct: February 2012 Resolicits

January 2012 - DC Direct's new batch of collectibles for the Feburary 2012 issue of Previews is not entirely new, but a few items are resolicitations of previously-announced items. If you had ordered any of these from your local comic book shop (or online), please check with the shop to make sure they still have your order on file.

The links below go to the original news items, so click them if you want to see the pictures, but remember that these are the new release dates.

COVER GIRLS OF THE DC UNIVERSE: RAVEN PVC FIGURE
DESIGNED BY ADAM HUGHES
SCULPTED BY JACK MATHEWS

MISTRESS OF SHADOWS!

As a telepathic Teen Titan, Raven uses her psionic abilities to read minds, and as an empath she channels emotions--including inflicting illusions ranging either uplifting or fear-based!

Submitted by News on Tue, 2012-01-17 15:51

Earthworm Jim 6-inch Action Figure

Earthworm Jim 6-inch Action Figure

Earthworm Jim 6-inch Action Figure

January 2012 - Evildoers beware as Mezco brings the intergalactic hero Earthworm Jim to life as an articulated figure! Jim comes complete with a game accurate plasma blaster as well as his famous ultra-high-tech-indestructible-super-space-cyber-suit. The 6-inch scale Earthworm Jim features 8 points of articulation. He comes complete not only with his plasma blaster, but with an alternate "bendy" unsuited worm body as well.

Ships in July 2012.

For more information visit: http://www.mezcotoyz.com/store/detail.aspx?ID=1056

Submitted by News on Tue, 2012-01-17 03:28

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