PENGUINS OF MADAGASCAR #4 – Out tomorrow from Titan
from Bill, March 3rd, 2015 9:00 pm, comic book

STORY BY: Cavan Scott
ART BY: Lucas Ferreyra
PUBLISHER: Titan Comics
RELEASE DATE: March 4, 2015

The concluding chapter of the adventures of Skipper, Kowalski, Rico and Private in DreamWorks’ Penguins of Madagascar new 4-issue comic series. Brought to you by Cavan Scott (Doctor Who) with eye-popping art from Lucas Ferreyra!

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DRAGONS RIDERS OF BERK V​OL​.​ ​4: THE STOWAWAY – Out tomorrow from Titan
from Bill, March 3rd, 2015 8:58 pm, comic book, Uncategorized

STORY BY: Simon Furman
ART BY: Iwan Nazif
COVER A BY: Iwan Nazif
PUBLISHER: Titan Comics
RELEASE DATE: Wednesday, March 4, 2015

The Dragons Training Academy gets a new student – a handsome, brave young man named Hroar! It seems that Hroar has stowed away on one of Berk’s ships to visit Berk and checkout the dragons. And as Hroar becomes more and more popular by impressing Hiccup’s fri nds (especially Astrid), Hiccup grows increasingly suspicious of him…

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OWI’s T4 Transforming Solar Robt wins Family Review Center Award!
from Bill, March 3rd, 2015 8:55 pm, Toys


OWI’s T4 Transforming Solar Robt

wins Family Review Center Award!

OWI, Inc.® -Family Review Center has awarded T4 Transforming Solar Robot with their “Seal of Approval”. They claim, “For a product to qualify for an Award, they must show exceptional value and quality. They must be safe and family friendly. They must be priced reasonably and fill a void. These are the factors our judges look for when deciding who our winners are.”OWI’s geek squad, who brought to you the beloved T3 Transforming Solar Robot, has dusted off their labs coats and goggles to concoct their latest triumph…T4 Transforming Solar Robot. “T4″ not only has more transformations but also comes equipped with larger parts, meaning that your younger child does not have to be excluded from partaking in some high quality robot fun.


“T4″ is completely solar-powered so you never need to buy batteries. Not only will “T4″ provide your child with a new understanding of solar power as a source of renewable energy, but will also get your kids outdoors for some wholesome fun in the sun. This kit gives your child the option to easily transform between one of four different modes: Robot – walking legs as well as moving wheels, Insecta – 6 walking legs as well as moving jaws, T-Rex – 2 walking legs and moving jaws, and Drill Vehicle – similar to a miner’s driller/drilling bit and moving wheels. If your children are glued to smart-phones, give them an opportunity to acquire solar power knowledge, learn about mechanical transmissions, and get them outside to play. Amazingly, you might find yourself engaged in conversation with your child, thanks to their newly acquired “expertise”!

Suggested Retail Price: $ 19.95

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Shipping Now: Guardians of the Galaxy Full-Size Rocket Raccoon
from Bill, March 3rd, 2015 8:50 pm, Entertainment, Toys


Coming soon to a retailer near you!

They say March comes in like a lion, but at NECA it starts with a different kind of furry mammal — Rocket Raccoon! Rolling out from our warehouse this week, the limited edition, full-size replica of Rocket Raccoon from Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy will reach retailers soon. Check out the details below!

Guardians of the Galaxy – Full Size Rocket Raccoon

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Working from the actual digital files used in making the movie, we’ve recreated Rocket in a slightly-larger-than-life size that suits his ego perfectly. Rocket stands nearly 3 feet tall and is entirely faithful to his appearance in the movie. The figure is made of foam rubber and latex that’s hand painted for incredibly lifelike detail. Rocket’s tail is packed separately and plugs in for easy assembly.

More info available on the product page: Guardians of the Galaxy – Full Size Rocket Raccoon

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Jazwares™ Receives Toys”R”Us® “Vendor Of The Year” Award For 2014
from Bill, March 3rd, 2015 8:47 pm, Toys


SUNRISE, Fla., March 2, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Jazwares, a leader in the toy and media marketplace, is pleased to announce it has been named a recipient of the 2014 Toys”R”Us® “Vendor of the Year” Award. This annual award is distributed by Toys”R”Us to business partners whose commitment, dedication and loyalty have helped the retailer to become a resource for kids, families and fun.

“We are extremely excited and proud to have received this esteemed award from Toys”R”Us, as they are aligned with our dedication to providing high quality, fun and entertaining toys for children,” said Laura Zebersky, EVP – Chief Commercial Officer, Jazwares. “At Jazwares, we take great pride in cultivating the best relationships possible with our partners, and we look forward to continuing this successful partnership.”

Jazwares’ robust toy portfolio includes a wide variety of products featuring many of today’s most popular licenses and children’s favorite characters, including Minecraft, which had two top-selling toys in 2014 according to the NPD Group. The Minecraft Core Player Survival Pack was named the number one toy in action figure playsets and accessories, while the Minecraft Core Plush assortment was the number one toy in traditional plush. Additional brands in the Jazwares’ portfolio include Terraria, Peppa Pig, Teen Titans Go! and Chuck & Friends. Each toy line features a large selection of products, including figures, plush, vehicles, adventure sets and more.

For more information about Jazwares’ full toy portfolio, please visit

About Jazwares, Inc.
With its focus on creativity, innovation and function, Jazwares has established itself as a well-respected leader in the licensed products industry. Delivering diverse lines of toys and consumer electronics, their products feature some of the best entertainment properties in the world. Today, through the expertise of their product development team, Jazwares continues to offer a wide array of merchandise at major retailers globally. Their portfolio includes: Minecraft, Peppa Pig, Terraria™, Adventure Time, Plants vs. Zombies, Flick-to-Stick Bungees, Star Wars and Teen Titans Go!, among others. Jazwares’ goal is to invent toys and related products that are new to the marketplace, featuring the brands kids want, at an affordable price. For more information about Jazwares, Inc., please visit

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from Bill, March 3rd, 2015 8:42 pm, comic book

Writer(s): Eric Grissom
Artist Name(s): David Halvorson, Will Perkins, Phil Sloan
Cover Artist(s): David Halvorson

Two genetically engineered teenage astronauts crash land on a fantastic planet and are forced to grow up in a world filled with rock monsters, giant insects, smoke ninjas, and a cruel Queen who wants their powers. And that’s just on the first day. Collects PLANET GIGANTIC #1-4.

128 pgs./ FC/ Teen                                                     $14.99 

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from Bill, March 3rd, 2015 8:39 pm, comic book

Writer(s): John Reilly
Artist Name(s): Tom Rogers (pencils), Dexter Weeks (ink, color, letters)
Cover Artist(s): Tom Rogers 

A botched break-in attempt of the Athenaeum Library ends at the barrel of a gun as Cthulhu Cultists interrogate Lovecraft and Tesla while looking for their own copy of the Necronomicon. In Rome, two old men approach a young artist to discuss the nature of sacrifice.

32pgs./ FC/ Teen                                                     $3.99 

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from Bill, March 3rd, 2015 8:36 pm, comic book

Writer(s): Kyle Puttkammer

Artist Name(s): Marcus Williams
Cover Artist(s): Marcus Williams

Dangerous sinkholes are opening all over Stellar City and it’s up to the Hero Cats to save the day!  Ace, Midnight, Cassiopeia, Belle, Rocket & Rocco explore an underground world filled with new friends and adventures.

32pgs./ FC/ Teen                                                     $3.99

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New Diamond Select Items Coming This Summer!
from Bill, March 3rd, 2015 8:32 pm, Toys

New York Toy Fair is over, and Diamond Select Toys is ready to start production on some of the brand-new items that were unveiled at the event! Nearly a dozen new items are in the new issue of Diamond Comic Distributors’ Previews catalog, including Godzilla, Supergirl, Shredder, Sabretooth and Rick Grimes, and you can place your pre-orders today through your local comic shop, your favorite online retailer, and the official DST website! Find your nearest comic shop at!

Clerks Select 20th Anniversary Action Figures Series 1

A Diamond Select Toys release! They’re not even supposed to be here today! DST kicks off a line of action figures based on Kevin Smith’s classic film Clerks with Quick Stop employee Dante Hicks and perpetual loiterer Jay! Each 7-inch scale action figure is captured in the film’s famous black-and-white palette, and includes film-accurate accessories as well as a diorama base that can be used to re-create the exterior and interior of the Quick Stop. Sculpted by Patrick Piggott, and packaged in oversized Select-style display packaging, with spine artwork.

Dante B&W Figure (Item #MAR152061, SRP: $24.99)


Jay B&W Figure (Item #MAR152062, SRP: $24.99)

Godzilla 1974 Figural Vinyl Bank


A Diamond Select Toys release! Watch out, MechaGodzilla! The newest full-figure bank in DST’s line of 12-inch vinyl kaiju is your old foe Godzilla, exactly as he appeared in 1974’s Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla! And you know what happened in that movie! This 12-inch rendition of the King of All Monsters in his full 1970s glory features a coin slot on his back and a removable tail that reveals an updated and improved access door. Measuring 18 inches long from nose to tail, he is the perfect addition to any Godzilla collection! Sculpted by Gentle Giant. Packaged in a clear polybag. (Item #MAR152065, SRP: $34.99)


Marvel Minimates Series 63 Avengers Age of Ultron Wave 2 Asst.

A Diamond Select Toys release! The biggest movie of 2015 is slowly becoming the biggest Minimates assortment of the years, as well! With so many characters and looks to choose from, DST is offering a second, completely different assortment of 2-inch Minimates mini-figures based on Avengers: Age of Ultron! With three different two-packs, plus a rare, one-per-case variant two-pack, this assortment will complete your Age of Ultron collection with a vengeance! The line-up is still top-secret, but each Minimate features 14 points of articulation, as well as interchangeable parts and accessories. Packaged in a full-color window box! (Item #MAR152071, SRP: $9.99/ea.)



My Little Pony Pinkie Pie Vinyl Bank

A Diamond Select Toys release! The fun and energetic Pinkie-Pie is the next vinyl bank in DST’s line of banks based on My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic! Perched atop an environmental base, the hyperactive Spirit of Laughter has a coin slot in her base for inserting coins, and an access door underneath to get them out again. Save up for a trip to Sugarcube Corner or to throw a party for your friends! Sculpted by Steve Varner Studios. Packaged in a clear polybag.(Item #MAR152064, SRP: $22.99)



Plants Vs. Zombie Garden Warfare Select Action Figure Asst.

A Diamond Select Toys release! Get ready for a second weird war! The killer plants and zombies of Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare are back, and this time, they’ve got even more gear to bring the fight to their opponents! The deluxe assortment includes All-Star Zombie (now with Imp Bomb) vs. Shadow Flower (now with Heal Flower), Foot Soldier Zombie (with Commando Head) vs. Camo Cactus (with Potato Mine), Engineer Zombie (with Turret) vs. Chomper (with Spike Weed), and Scientist Zombie (with Healing Station) vs. Gatling Pea (with Chili Bean Bomb). These deluxe 5-inch scale action figure two-packs will come in oversized Select packaging, and each zombie will come with his trademark weapon. (Item # MAR152055, SRP: $199.92)


All-Star Zombie vs. Shadow Flower Select Figure (Item #MAR152056, SRP: $24.99)

Foot Soldier Zombie vs. Camo Cactus Select Figure (Item #MAR152057, SRP: $24.99)


Engineer Zombie vs. Chomper Select Figure (Item #MAR152058, SRP: $24.99)

Scientist Zombie vs. Gatling Pea Select Figure (Item #MAR152059, SRP: $24.99)
Superman TAS Femme Fatales Supergirl PVC Statue

A Diamond Select Toys release! DST is finally entering the world of the DC Animated Universe! Their first release takes them all the way to Metropolis, the home of Superman: The Animated Series – and the adopted home of Superman’s “cousin” from Argo, Supergirl! Supergirl rests atop a rocky outcropping, ready to hurl herself at the next foe to threaten her friends, her city or her planet. Measuring approximately 9 inches tall atop her sculpted base, Supergirl comes packed in a full-color window box, and is in scale with other Femme Fatales PVC statues. Sculpted by Steve Varner Studios. (Item # MAR152063, SRP: $45.00)



Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Minimates First Appearance Box Set

A Diamond Select Toys release! With this box set, DST is taking the TMNT back where it all began! Based on the Turtles’ appearances in the original Mirage Comics issues that launched a worldwide phenomenon, this four-pack includes Leonardo, Donatello, Michelangelo and Raphael in their trademark red bandannas, each with their signature weapons. Each 2-inch Minimates mini-figure stands 2 inches tall with 14 points of articulation, and features interchangeable parts and accessories. Packaged on a full-color blister card. (Item #MAR152069, SRP: $19.99)


Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Shredder Vinyl Bust Bank

A Diamond Select Toys release! The next vinyl bank based on the hit Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles animated series is here, and it’s gonna give the Turtles some trouble! Oroku Saki, a.k.a. The Shredder, makes his vinyl bank debut, standing approximately 8 inches tall with a coin slot in the back, an access door in the base, and the detailed sculpting of a collectable bust! Where the Shredder goes, can the Foot Clan be far behind? Packaged in a clear polybag. (Item #MAR152068, SRP: $22.99)


Universal Monsters Legacy Series 4 B&W Action Figures Box Set

A Diamond Select Toys Release! The Universal Monsters are back, with an all-new Legacy Series Box Set! Capturing three recent Universal Monsters Select action figures in glorious black-andwhite, this set brings together Quasimodo (from The Hunchback of Notre Dame), a Mole Person (from the Mole People) and a transforming figure of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (from Abbottt and Costello Meet Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde). The figures look like they just stepped off of the silver screen! Each 7-inch scale figure features 16 points of articulation and a small diorama base. Sculpted by Jean St. Jean! (Item #MAR152066, SRP: $50.00)


Walking Dead Rick Grimes B&W Vinyl Bust Bank

A Diamond Select Toys release! Keep your money safe from zombies (and the living) with the unyielding glare of Rick Grimes! Based on Robert Kirkman’s award-winning comic book, this 7-inch vinyl bust bank of Rick Grimes has been rendered in black-and-white, just as he appears in the pages of the comic! With a coin slot in the back and an access door in the base, he’s a bank as well as a collectible-quality bust! Packaged in a clear polybag. Sculpted by Eli Livingston! (Item #MAY138201, SRP: $22.99)


Marvel Select Zombie Sabretooth Action Figure

A Diamond Select Toys release! From the world of Marvel’s Villain Zombies, it’s wolverine’s deadliest – and deadest! – foe, Sabretooth! Looking like he went a couple hundred rounds with Wolverine (and the rest of the X-Men), an eviscerated Victor Creed joins Magneto as the second Villain Zombie figure in the Marvel Select line. Standing nearly 8 inches tall, the figure comes packaged in oversized Select packaging with spine artwork, and includes a diorama base that features a damaged chunk of Green Goblin’s Goblin Glider. Sculpted by Phil Ramirez! (Item #MAR152070, SRP: $24.99)ZombieSabretooth

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