The LEGO Group and Nintendo reveal full product range for new LEGO® Super Mario™ play experience

The wait is over… today’s full reveal shows fans how they can ‘level up’ their LEGO® Super Mario™ gameplay, creating exactly the LEGO universe they want their beloved character to come to life in!

BILLUND, June 16, 2020: The LEGO Group today revealed the full product portfolio for its LEGO® Super Mario™ experience. Fans can expand on the LEGO Super Mario range announced in April with a whole new range of Expansion Sets, collectible Character Packs and Power-Up Packs. The result of a unique partnership with Nintendo, LEGO Super Mario will reinvent the way people interact with Super Mario in the physical world. The products announced today give fans the chance to build Mario’s house, search for treasure hidden by Toad, and defeat a Koopa Troopa in the Guarded Fortress. And of course that’s not all!

The partnership was announced earlier this year, and in April the fun-packed Adventures with Mario Starter Course was revealed alongside two Expansion Sets. The Starter Course is key to unlocking the entire play, being the only set to feature the interactive LEGO® Mario™ figure that collects coins in game levels created with LEGO bricks. LEGO Super Mario brings new interactivity and gameplay to the traditional LEGO brick experience.

All sets come with their own series of unique challenges and characters for fans to play with, or to play against friends. In addition to the Piranha Plant Power Slide Expansion Set and Bowser’s Castle Boss Battle Expansion Set announced in April, the Expansion Set line-up includes: the Guarded Fortress Expansion Set, the Mario’s House & Yoshi Expansion Set, the Toad’s Treasure Hunt Expansion Set, the Desert Pokey Expansion Set, the Whomp’s Lava Trouble Expansion Set and the Boomer Bill Barrage Expansion Set.

Also announced today are ten collectible enemy characters that are available in blind bag Character Packs, adding that extra level of excitement. Each pack will contain a buildable character and action tag to play with – it could be a Paragoomba, Fuzzy, Spiny, Buzzy Beetle, Bullet Bill, Bob-omb, Eep Cheep, Blooper, Urchin or Peepa!

Every Expansion Set and collectible Character is made to be used with the Adventures with Mario Starter Course, for an enhanced play experience. The entry point set features seven action bricks for different interactions with the LEGO Mario figure, which has LCD screens in its eyes, mouth and belly to display instant reactions to movement, color and action bricks. In May, the LEGO Group and Nintendo also announced a series of Power-Up Packs – including Cat Mario and Builder Mario – to help boost gameplay with a variety of suits for LEGO Mario that each reveal new features and powers.

“With today’s announcement, 16 LEGO Super Mario sets have been introduced and I am really looking forward to seeing how people’s play expands with these and the unique Power-Up Packs,” said Takashi Tezuka, Executive Officer and Game Producer of Nintendo Co., Ltd. “Each player’s preferences and imagination are different. By adding already owned LEGO bricks onto the Starter Course, and different LEGO Super Mario expansion sets, we hope that people can create various different Mario worlds and continue enjoying them indefinitely.”

“The reaction to LEGO Super Mario has been incredible,” said Jonathan Bennink, Digital Design Lead on LEGO Super Mario, the LEGO Group. “Super Mario is such an icon – and fans have been highly anticipating the release of the full details of the product line. Our entire range – from the Starter Course to the Power Up Packs, through to the Expansion Sets and Character Packs – have been built to bring Super Mario, his friends – and his enemies – to life. We love how creative Nintendo and LEGO fans are, and can’t wait for them to unleash their imaginations in how they interact with Super Mario in the real world.”

Fans will also love the free LEGO Super Mario app created by the LEGO Group, a supporting feature to further enhance the physical play experience. It keeps track of scores to encourage continuous rebuilding, as well as providing digital building instructions with zoom and rotate viewing tools to make building easier, suggestions of other creative ways to build and play, and a safe forum to share ideas with friends.

The full LEGO Super Mario assortment will launch August 1st 2020, but fans can pre-order the LEGO Super Mario Starter Course on www.LEGO.com and from select leading retailers around the world now (subject to availability).

All Elite Wrestling Makes Their Presence Known at the New York Toy Fair

All Elite Wrestling has finally made it’s way to the 2020 edition of the New York Toy Fair this past weekend and debuted their toy line to the press and the mainstream audience. Their toyline is produced by Jazwares has a series 1 and series 2 and they will both be released in August of this year.

Of the series 1, it will consist of the AEW Superstars Cody, Brandi Rhodes, Kenny Omega, Chris Jericho, and The Young Bucks. There will also be a “Chase Edition” of series 1 that will feature Chris Jericho in his “Inner Circle” outfit with the AEW World Heavyweight Championship, and one with Cody Rhodes with is outfit from the All Out event.

Series 2 will consist of Jon Moxley, Dustin Rhodes, “Hangman” Adam Page, MJF (Maxwell Jacob Friedman), Rey Fenix, and Pentagon JR. The “Chase Edition” has two names that will not be revealed yet until the spring. There will also be two versions of the ring itself as one is an action ring, and the other, will be a full scale ring that will come with 35 pieces. Also, the full scale ring will be packaged with a Kenny Omega figure with his black and green outfit.

There will also be a toy version of the AEW World Heavyweight Championship as well and I spoken to a representative of Jazwares to inquire if there will be plans to have more toy versions of the other championships and I was told that there will be and that will be previewed later this year around New York Comic Con time.

Here is the video of what was displayed at the AEW location at the Jazwares booth along with Kenny Omega and Adam Page’s reaction to seeing their figures for the first time.

And here are my interviews with AEW Superstars Ortiz and Santana, MJF, Darby Allin, and “Hangman” Adam Page as we all talked about the figures and about the upcoming AEW Revolution PPV.

Follow me on Instagram and Twitter @julianexcalibur for more content. Contact me at julian@alternativemindz.com

NEWS – DC Collectibles Reveals #101 Batman Black and White Statue – by Frank Miller

DC Collectibles has revealed the latest statue in the popular Batman Black & White series – Armored Batman by Frank Miller. #101 in the series is based on the iconic designs from Frank Miller’s 1986 series, The Dark Knight Returns.

This armored Batman perfectly encapsulates the worn-out, dystopian vibe from the comics while showing the technological power Batman possesses in the story.

While the figure is not due to hit shelves till summer 2020 it will for sure be one you won’t want to miss!

Frank Miller & Jim Fletcher (Executive Director, DC Collectibles))

Bleacher Creatures Introduces 7 New WWE Plush Figures

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Bleacher Creatures Introduces 7 New WWE Plush Figures August 8, 2019  BLUE BELL, PA – Bleacher Creatures Toys, a division of Uncanny Brands, is proud to announce Series 8, 7 new, officially-licensed WWE plush figures, available now. Brand New Becky Lynch – The WWE Raw Women’s Champ wears her trademark “THE MAN” shirt. Elias Samson – Sports his trusty guitar and calm demeanor. Rey Mysterio – The smallest World Heavyweight Champion, wears “Greatest Mask of all Time” Lucha Libre mask and gear. Newly Designed AJ Styles – The current WWE US Champion gets new blue gear reminiscent of his most famous looks. Finn Balor – The first-ever WWE Universal Champion now wears a blue PU jacket and “Blue Steel” trunks. Seth Rollins – Wears the SFNR shirt he debuted on WWE Raw. Stands for Seth Freak ‘N Rollins! Randy “Macho Man” Savage – We flash back to the 80’s with one of the Macho Man’s iconic Cowboy looks. Every Bleacher Creature captures the essence of an icon and turns them into a friend. Our officially-licensed, plush figures encourage fun, inspiration and creativity among fans of all ages. Collect them, hang out with them, give them to friends. With the unique ability to stand on their own, Bleacher Creatures are perfect for play or display! Size: 10” tall Ages 3 and up Officially licensed by the WWE Retail Price: $19.99 Find the entire line of WWE plush at www.BleacherCreatures.com

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August 8, 2019 BLUE BELL, PA – Bleacher Creatures Toys, a division of Uncanny Brands, is proud to announce Series 8, 7 new, officially-licensed WWE plush figures, available now.

Brand New

Becky Lynch – The WWE Raw Women’s Champ wears her trademark “THE MAN” shirt.

Elias Samson – Sports his trusty guitar and calm demeanor.

Rey Mysterio – The smallest World Heavyweight Champion, wears “Greatest Mask of all Time” Lucha Libre mask and gear.

Newly Designed

AJ Styles – The current WWE US Champion gets new blue gear reminiscent of his most famous looks.

Finn Balor – The first-ever WWE Universal Champion now wears a blue PU jacket and “Blue Steel” trunks.

Seth Rollins – Wears the SFNR shirt he debuted on WWE Raw. Stands for Seth Freak ‘N Rollins!

Randy “Macho Man” Savage – We flash back to the 80’s with one of the Macho Man’s iconic Cowboy looks.

Every Bleacher Creature captures the essence of an icon and turns them into a friend. Our officially-licensed, plush figures encourage fun, inspiration and creativity among fans of all ages. Collect them, hang out with them, give them to friends. With the unique ability to stand on their own, Bleacher Creatures are perfect for play or display!

Size: 10” tall

Ages 3 and up

Officially licensed by the WWE

Retail Price: $19.99

Find the entire line of WWE plush at www.BleacherCreatures.com

SONY PICTURES CONSUMER PRODUCTS TAPS HASBRO AS GLOBAL MASTER TOY LICENSEE FOR GHOSTBUSTERS™

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SONY PICTURES CONSUMER PRODUCTS TAPS HASBRO AS GLOBAL MASTER TOY LICENSEE FOR GHOSTBUSTERS™ New Product Line Launches in 2020 PAWTUCKET, R.I. AND LOS ANGELES – AUG. 21, 2019 – Today, Sony Pictures Consumer Products announced that Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ:HAS), a global play and entertainment company, has been named the master toy licensee for Ghostbusters worldwide. Under the terms of the agreement, Hasbro will create a wide variety of toys inspired by the franchise and its entertainment properties globally designed to appeal to both fans of the original franchise, and a new generation of Ghostbusters around the world. Hasbro’s Ghostbusters line will be available in 2020, aligning with the promotion of the highly anticipated new Ghostbusters movie that is slated for Summer 2020 in the U.S. The upcoming product line marks a return to the Ghostbusters franchise by Hasbro. From 1986 to 1991, Kenner, which is now part of Hasbro, created and marketed The Real Ghostbusters toy line, with many of the original developers from Kenner still working with Hasbro. More recently, Hasbro collaborated with Sony Pictures to create the Transformers Generations Collaborative: Ghostbusters Mash-Up Ecto-1 Ectotron which is currently available for pre-order exclusively at GameStop and HasbroPulse.com.  Additionally, a Transformers / Ghostbusters crossover comic series is now available from IDW. These collaborations honor both brands’ 35th anniversaries this year. “Ghostbusters is an iconic and beloved franchise and we are excited and honored to return to the brand as the global master toy licensee and bring new product to the next generation of fans,” said Tom Warner, Senior Vice President, Hasbro. “Drawing on Hasbro’s proprietary insights and culture of innovation, we are working closely with Sony Pictures Consumer Products to create a dynamic new toy line that we can’t wait to share with fans around the world.” “As we build up to release our new Ghostbusters film next year, it was a natural choice to work with Hasbro to develop an all-new line of toys that not only celebrates the new film but also brings us back to the roots of the original film and toy line,” said Jamie St

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SONY PICTURES CONSUMER PRODUCTS TAPS HASBRO AS

GLOBAL MASTER TOY LICENSEE FOR GHOSTBUSTERS™

New Product Line Launches in 2020

PAWTUCKET, R.I. AND LOS ANGELES – AUG. 21, 2019 – Today, Sony Pictures Consumer Products announced that Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ:HAS), a global play and entertainment company, has been named the master toy licensee for Ghostbusters worldwide. Under the terms of the agreement, Hasbro will create a wide variety of toys inspired by the franchise and its entertainment properties globally designed to appeal to both fans of the original franchise, and a new generation of Ghostbusters around the world. Hasbro’s Ghostbusters line will be available in 2020, aligning with the promotion of the highly anticipated new Ghostbusters movie that is slated for Summer 2020 in the U.S.

The upcoming product line marks a return to the Ghostbusters franchise by Hasbro. From 1986 to 1991, Kenner, which is now part of Hasbro, created and marketed The Real Ghostbusters toy line, with many of the original developers from Kenner still working with Hasbro. More recently, Hasbro collaborated with Sony Pictures to create the Transformers Generations Collaborative: Ghostbusters Mash-Up Ecto-1 Ectotron which is currently available for pre-order exclusively at GameStop and HasbroPulse.com. Additionally, a Transformers / Ghostbusters crossover comic series is now available from IDW. These collaborations honor both brands’ 35th anniversaries this year.

“Ghostbusters is an iconic and beloved franchise and we are excited and honored to return to the brand as the global master toy licensee and bring new product to the next generation of fans,” said Tom Warner, Senior Vice President, Hasbro. “Drawing on Hasbro’s proprietary insights and culture of innovation, we are working closely with Sony Pictures Consumer Products to create a dynamic new toy line that we can’t wait to share with fans around the world.”

“As we build up to release our new Ghostbusters film next year, it was a natural choice to work with Hasbro to develop an all-new line of toys that not only celebrates the new film but also brings us back to the roots of the original film and toy line,” said Jamie Stevens, Executive Vice President, Sony Pictures Consumer Products. “Hasbro has a proven track record of working with well-known IP to make a variety of high-quality toys and figures that appeal to people of all ages and we are excited to leverage this expertise to bring new product experiences to Ghostbusters fans around the world.”

MEGALOPOLIS LAUNCHES FIRST-OF-ITS-KIND  LIFESTYLE APP FOR COLLECTORS

Exclusive and Hard-To-Find Collectibles, Original Content, News,

and Real Time Notifications For Top Collectible Brands

July 26, 2019San Diego, CA – Online Collectibles retailer Megalopolis announced today its new Megalopolis Mobile app, a first-of-its-kind lifestyle destination bringing all things collectibles to one cool spot.

No longer do collectors have to scour the web in search of news, reviews and the newest products to order. Megalopolis Mobile provides it all in one place in real time at the touch of a button in the palm of your hand. Users receive customizable mobile notifications about new and exclusive product releases, industry news and other entertainment content they choose to see, like Megalopolis original content, comic strips, and original YouTube content from leading youtube personalities such as Pixel Dan and Shartimus Prime. From White Glove Concierge Shopping and Enhanced Pre-Order Capabilities, ordering and managing orders of exclusive, Megalopolis Mobile encompasses all things the hobby has to offer with the touch of a button.

“We’re dedicated to creating an unparalleled shopping experience at Megalopolis both online and at our customer’s fingertips with Megalopolis Mobile, and could not be more pleased with the result of this best-in-class app for our fans,” said Matt Westover, President and CEO of Megalopolis. “With pre-orders, hard to find figures, breaking product news, reviews, and of course the white glove shopping and shipping experience collectors love, we carefully built the app to be a collector’s dream tool.”

Official app trailer: https://youtu.be/93rra2k8FXY

For more info, visit Megalopolis

Tim Bruckner Re-Opens Shop With Rare Pieces from his Archive

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Tim Bruckner Re-Opens Shop With Rare Pieces from his Archive Acclaimed sculptor Tim Bruckner is the man behind some of the most iconic and dynamic collectibles in the world, including action figures, busts, and statues for Marvel Comics, DC Comics, Star Trek, wrestling and more. Many of his older sculptures go for high values on the secondary market, if they can be found at all. Now, Tim is opening up his archive to offer some of those older pieces to collectors. Over on his blog, timbruckner.blogspot.com, Tim has begun with two classic items, the Silver Age Bizarro Bust and the DC Dynamics Joker Statue. The Silver Age series depicted classic DC characters in their most iconic looks, and his Bizarro is a particularly distinctive character. The seminal DC Dynamics line put Bruckner’s mastery of the form on full display, capturing DC’s greatest heroes (and the Joker) in fluid movement. Interested parties can contact the Tim Bruckner Shop at timbrucknershop@gmail.com, and come back to the blog for more offerings in the future. New pieces will be announced on the TBS Facebook page, as well as on Tim’s personal page. All items can be signed on request.

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Tim Bruckner Re-Opens Shop With Rare Pieces from his Archive

Acclaimed sculptor Tim Bruckner is the man behind some of the most iconic and dynamic collectibles in the world, including action figures, busts, and statues for Marvel Comics, DC Comics, Star Trek, wrestling and more. Many of his older sculptures go for high values on the secondary market, if they can be found at all. Now, Tim is opening up his archive to offer some of those older pieces to collectors.

Over on his blog,

http://timbrucknershop.blogspot.com/

, Tim has begun with two classic items, the Silver Age Bizarro Bust and the DC Dynamics Joker Statue. The Silver Age series depicted classic DC characters in their most iconic looks, and his Bizarro is a particularly distinctive character. The seminal DC Dynamics line put Bruckner’s mastery of the form on full display, capturing DC’s greatest heroes (and the Joker) in fluid movement.

Interested parties can contact the Tim Bruckner Shop at timbrucknershop@gmail.com, and come back to the blog for more offerings in the future. New pieces will be announced on the TBS Facebook page, as well as on Tim’s personal page. All items can be signed on request.

Haslab reveals war of cybertron Unicron

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Unicron is a beast

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Ahead of San Diego Comic-Con, Hasbro revealed their largest TRANSFORMERS figure ever – The Lord of Chaos. The Planet Eater. The Chaos Bringer – UNICRON! After last year’s crowdfunding success, HASLAB is back with this exciting new creation – the first ever TRANSFORMERS HASLAB project – TRANSFORMERS: WAR FOR CYBERTRON UNICRON.

UNICRON stands alone as the most menacing figure in TRANSFORMERS lore, capable of devouring entire worlds and civilizations. He debuted in the 1986 film Transformers: The Movie and his insatiable appetite nearly brought the entire universe to its knees. But his legacy transcends both space and time.

The gigantic UNICRON would be the largest TRANSFORMERS figure ever created, taking the title from the previous record-holder, FORTRESS MAXIMUS. Artists and designers from Takara Tomy and Hasbro are working to capture the intricate details and features of the relentless Chaos Bringer to make this the most accurate UNICRON fans have ever seen.

In his immense robot mode, this version of UNICRON is over 27” tall and has more than 50 points of articulation. Includes fine pose-ability, such as movable eyes, fingers, mouth, and even teeth. He converts into a terrifying planet mode that is a stunning 30” in diameter. The planet mode features the iconic planet-eating jaws, geared to open so UNICRON can devour unassuming worlds. The planet mode also features a series of posable planetary rings. Comes with a stand for posing both planet & robot mode.

If this campaign is backed with a minimum 8,000 backers before August 31, 2019 at 11:59 PM EST, fans will be able to awaken the mighty UNICRON!

To support this campaign for TRANSFORMERS: WAR FOR CYBERTRON UNICRON head to the HASLAB tab on HasbroPulse.com.

TRANSFORMERS: WAR FOR CYBERTRON UNICRON (Age: 16+) is priced at $574.99 and will be available in early 2021

Batman vs the TMNT toy line

Thrilled to announce our Batman vs. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles action figure line. Each 2-pack comes with a variety of accessories and hits stores beginning in September of 2019! Sold exclusively at GameStop! MSRP: $49.99

Batman and Leonardo – In Store September 2019
Robin and Raphael – In Store September 2019
Batgirl and Donatello – In Store October 2019
Alfred and Michelangelo – In Store November 2019
Ra’s Al Ghul and Shredder – In Store December 2019 #tmnt #dccollectibles #actionfigures #batmanvsteenagemutantninjaturtles #gamestop Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles GameStop DC Comics

Pre-Order link through GameStop: https://www.gamestop.com/browse?nav=16k-3-Batman+vs+TMNT,28zu0

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@dc_collectibles Thrilled to announce our Batman vs. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles action figure line. Each 2-pack comes with a variety of accessories and hits stores beginning in September of 2019! Sold exclusively at GameStop! MSRP: $49.99 Batman and Leonardo – In Store September 2019 Robin and Raphael – In Store September 2019 Batgirl and Donatello – In Store October 2019 Alfred and Michelangelo – In Store November 2019 Ra’s Al Ghul and Shredder – In Store December 2019 #tmnt #dccollectibles #actionfigures #batmanvsteenagemutantninjaturtles #gamestop Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles GameStop DC Comics Pre-Order link through GameStop: https://www.gamestop.com/browse?nav=16k-3-Batman+vs+TMNT,28zu0

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