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January 6, 2012 - (Sponsor Announcement) - Online retailer Urban-Collector has several new items of interest to collectors:

This week we are featuring new arrivals including True Blood novelties, Batman Legacy figures and Gears of War 3 Series 2 action figures!

Featured Pre-Orders

Submitted by News on Fri, 2012-01-06 16:06

Vote & Win on the Toy Industry's ToyAwards Web Site

The Year's Top Toys Showcased at ToyAwards.org
Vote and Register to Win Fantastic Prize Packages

New York, NY | January 5, 2012 - Now that the holiday gifts have been unwrapped, families are invited to visit the Toy Industry Association's (TIA) ToyAwards.org website through midnight on Sunday, January 15th, 2012, to vote for their favorite toys and games and register to win fantastic prizes that will be perfect for birthdays and special occasions throughout the coming months.

"From dolls and board games to innovative and specialty toys, the winners of TIA's annual Toy of the Year (TOTY) Awards go down in history as the most influential playthings of our time," said TIA president Carter Keithley. "We invite everyone who loves toys to help decide which toys and games make it to the top of this year's coveted list!"

Submitted by News on Fri, 2012-01-06 05:41

Despicable Me 2 Toys from Thinkway Toys

Universal Partnerships & Licensing and Illumination Entertainment Sign Thinkway Toys as Global Master Toy Licensee for the Upcoming Motion-Picture Event Despicable Me 2

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif., Jan. 5, 2012 -- Universal Partnerships & Licensing (UP&L), Illumination Entertainment and Thinkway Toys today announced that they will partner on the global production of toys based on the highly anticipated follow-up to Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment's blockbuster hit Despicable Me. Thinkway Toys has been awarded the master global toy license for the motion-picture event Despicable Me 2, which arrives in theaters on July 3, 2013. The announcement was made by UP&L President, Stephanie Sperber, and Thinkway Toys CEO, Albert Chan.

The enormous success of Despicable Me, which grossed more than $543 million at theaters worldwide, made its sequel one of the most sought after properties in Hollywood. Despicable Me was released in July 2010 and went on to become the 10th-highest-grossing animated film in U.S. history and the second highest-grossing animated film of 2010.

Submitted by News on Fri, 2012-01-06 05:34

Toy Recalls for Week of January 2, 2012

January 5, 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.

Children's Chairs and Stools Recalled by Elegant Gifts Mart Due to Violation of Lead Paint Standard

Target Recalls LED Flashlight Sets Due to Fire and Burn Hazards

IKEA Recalls to Repair High Chairs Due to Fall Hazard

Bicycle Pedals Recalled by Performance Inc. Due to Fall Hazard

Submitted by News on Thu, 2012-01-05 21:36

GI Joe 7-packs, Enterbay T-800, DCUC 20, Sideshow Dewback at Big Bad Toy Store

Big Bad Toy Store
January 5, 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 a
great new batch of arrivals and many more new preorders:

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NEW ARRIVALS
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BBTS EXCLUSIVE GI JOE SEVEN-PACKS - SLAUGHTER'S MARAUDERS, DREADNOKS
Our new exclusives have arrived at the warehouse. The Slaughter's
Marauders pack includes Spirit, Red Dog, Mercenary (Mercer), Falcon, Low
Light, Barbeque and Bull (Taurus), and the Dreadnoks pack includes Road
Pig, Zanzibar, Gnaw (Gnawgahyde), Burn Out, Zanya, Zandar and Thrasher.
Each pack is priced at $49.99; we also have them available as a set for
$89.99, and as a four pack with the Resolute GI Joe and Resolute Cobra
Seven-Packs for $139.99.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/search.aspx?search=BBTS+Exclusive+GI+...

Submitted by News on Thu, 2012-01-05 21:01

January 30: 2012 Star Wars Toys

January 3, 2011 - Hasbro has sent a message regarding the 2012 Star Wars toys:

We wanted to take a moment and quickly clarify a discrepancy in the retail launch date of Hasbro's first 2012 items that began popping up online over the holidays. January 30, 2012, is the date for Hasbro's STAR WARS product to go on shelf in all countries except the U.K., which is setting now. If you've posted any other date, or have received questions from your readers, please note that 1/30 is the set date. Thanks!

Also, please keep an eye out in the weeks ahead for an announcement of Hasbro's New York Toy Fair news and activities!

Submitted by News on Wed, 2012-01-04 06:56

Four Horsemen: Toypocalypse 2: Futuretro

January 3, 2011 - The Four Horsemen are proud to announce their upcoming gallery show TOYPOCALYPSE 2: FUTURETRO!

Their second annual show at the TT Underground showroom in New York City will feature many all-new, never before seen items and even some fan favorites and toy industry classics from the Four Horsemen's past, present and future! Get an up close and personal look at action figure work that's seldom (if ever) been seen outside the Four Horsemen's own studio.

Toypocalypse 2: Futuretro will begin with a special opening night for friends and fans at TT Underground Friday night - February 10th 2012, and will run through most of the following week. Specific dates and times to be announced soon.

Submitted by News on Wed, 2012-01-04 06:43

The Mobile Site Is Working Again

Updated on 2-4: it seems to be working again now!

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(December 2011) - It was working on the test url, but until I move the new site out of the subdomain, it's not working over here. (It did work pretty well on the test site, which was exciting. I was even able to post in the forum with my nearly-featureless cell phone over wi-fi.)

I'm leaving the links at the top and side of the page, though, as a reminder to myself to make sure I fix it when the time comes.

Submitted by Bobbi on Fri, 2011-12-30 04:56

Test Post - Toy Recalls for Week of Dec 26

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December 29, 2011 - 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.

Madeline Bed Canopy Recalled by Pottery Barn Kids Due to Impact Hazard

Submitted by News on Thu, 2011-12-29 17:52

Added a mobile version of the site

It's not pretty, but you don't need pretty when you're paying for mobile bandwidth...

http://m.toymania.com

It'll get tweaked eventually, but so far the big issue I have with it is that I don't think the "full site" link actually takes you to the full site.

Also, I am not sure about keeping those links/tabs at the very top of the screen, so I added another link to the forum over on the left side, above the classified ads link, so that people can find the forum on the mobile site. (Those top tab links don't show up right now on the mobile version.)

Submitted by Bobbi on Sun, 2011-07-17 04:50

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