G.I. Joe Cobra Missile Command Headquarters

(Ages 5 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $49.99/Available at Booth #3329 at Comic-Con International in San Diego)

Cobraaaa! One of the rarest of all G.I. Joe playsets is back! The G.I. Joe Cobra Missile Command Headquarters, this convention exclusive is a faithful reproduction of the original and iconic Cobra Missile Command Headquarters Set from 1982. It recreates the classic design of the original in exacting detail with a weathered finished, following the original die-lines with all new re-created graphics. Assemble the highly detailed, sturdy graphic board components to build a headquarters that includes missile base, missile support systems, cruise missile, control panel, movable elevator, work platform, and seats. The set also comes with reproductions of the three figures that came with the original set – Cobra Commander (with a logo that is an homage to the original, first version Cobra Commander logo), Cobra Officer, and Cobra Trooper. Set includes file cards for the figures, as well as a file card holder for the cards. The G.I. Joe Cobra Missile Command Headquarters will be for sale during San Diego Comic-Con 2017. 

TEDCO Toys Celebrates 100-Year Anniversary of the Original Gyroscope

Hagerstown, IN  June 1, 2017 – TEDCO Toys, a nationwide manufacturer and distributor of science and educational toys, is celebrating the 100-year anniversary of their Original Gyroscope.

The Original Gyroscope dates back to 1917, making it the oldest American-made gyroscope manufactured by a family-owned business in existence today. For over 70 years the Chandler Company of Indianapolis, Indiana, produced and sold literally tens of thousands of gyroscopes. In 1982, TEDCO Toys purchased the Chandler Company. Since then, the toy line has expanded and sales are now global.

TEDCO Toys is a small company with a big heart. In addition to the Original Gyroscope, TEDCO manufactures the Gyroscope Twin Pack, Gyroscope Nostalgic Pack, Precision Gyroscope and Gravitron. All gyroscopes are manufactured from USA-made components in the company’s manufacturing facility in Hagerstown, Indiana, the heart of America where outstanding quality still counts. TEDCO’s Original Gyroscope won the Parents’ Choice Award by the Parents’ Choice Foundation.

The Original Gyroscope was used in the NASA Toys in Space program, with Dr. Rhea Seddon showing the effects of zero gravity on the gyroscope while in space. Steve Jobs used TEDCO’s Original Gyroscope in his Apple iPhone 4 presentation on June 7, 2010, because the iPhone 4 incorporated gyroscopic technology for user-friendly features.

A truly classic toy, the TEDCO Toys Original Gyroscope is now thrilling its third generation of science lovers. Captivated by its ability to spin on a string or the tip of a pencil without falling over, children ask, “how does it do that” and then quickly set out to master all the tricks themselves.

TEDCO also manufactures Light Crystal Prisms, the Original Pet Tornado and Blocks and Marbles sets, in addition to distributing a large collection of science kits and educational toys. TEDCO’s Pet Tornado was named one of the top ten science toys for kids for 2012-13 by Squidoo.

TRANSFORMERS MASTERPIECE MOVIE SERIES OPTIMUS PRIME MPM-4 Figure

(Ages 8 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $99.99/Available: Summer 2017)

Get in the action with the latest figure from the MASTERPIECE MOVIE SERIES, the OPTIMUS PRIME MPM-4 figure! Co-created by Hasbro and Tomy, the figure is inspired by the iconic OPTIMUS PRIME character in the original 2007 TRANSFORMERS film and celebrates the 10th anniversary of the TRANSFORMERS movie franchise. Pay homage to the great AUTOBOT leader with all the detail you expect from a MASTERPIECE product, including die cast parts! The OPTIMUS PRIME MPM-4 figure converts from robot to classic truck mode and showcases Earth’s greatest protector with eye-catching detail, articulated fingers and an interchangeable mask – perfect for fans and collectors alike. The sleek, signature flame design is emblematic of his inextinguishable drive to fight for freedom. Converts in 43 steps and comes with a Matrix of Leadership accessory and other exciting weapon accessories.

The 7th Annual Designer Toy Awards Announced

The 7th Annual Designer Toy Awards Announced

The 2017 Ceremony Will Take Place In Partnership With The Five Points Festival

Hosted by Academy Award® Nominated Filmmaker Morgan Spurlock

 

New York City, N.Y. (April 26, 2017)—Clutter Magazine is pleased to bring The 7th Annual Designer Toy Awards (DTAs) fueled by Lagunitas Brewing Company to Webster Hall (125 E 11th Street) on Friday, May 19. The world’s premier accolade for designer toy artists and the industry around them, The DTAs kick off the inaugural Five Points Festival, a toy and comic art convention curated by Clutter, taking over Pier 36 on Manhattan’s Lower East Side on May 20 & 21. Hosting the DTAs this year is Academy Award-nominated writer, director, producer and obsessive toy collector Morgan Spurlock.

 

DTA nominees span North America, Asia, Europe, and Latin America, with winners determined both through a panel of industry judges as well as in select categories by the voting public. Fans looking to cast a ballot can help select the winner in six public categories: Artist of the YearCustom of the YearToy of the YearBest BlogBest Toy Store, and Best Online Toy Store. Votes for these categories can be cast online athttps://www.designertoyawards.com/categoriesthrough May 3, 2017 at 12:00 PM EST.

 

Created by Clutter founders Miranda O’Brien and Josh Kimberg, The Designer Toy Awards have consistently recognized emerging, leading, and influential names in the art toy movement, with past award winners including Amanda Louise Spayd, Andrew Bell, Chris Ryniak, Frank Kozik, Gary Ham, Jason Freeny, J*Ryu, Huck Gee, KAWS, Luke Chueh, Tristan Eaton, Todd McFarlane, Bigfoot One, and Ron English. This year sees a new evolution for the awards, taking place for the first time at the historic Webster Hall, and welcoming the acclaimed Morgan Spurlock as host. Known for Super Size MeThe Greatest Movie Ever SoldComic-Con Episode Four: A Fan’s HopeMansomeThe Eagle Huntress, and Morgan Spurlock Inside Man, Spurlock is also an avid fan and collector, and he brings with him tremendous respect and knowledge for the designer toy space.

 

“I’m honored to emcee this year’s Designer Toy Awards,” said Spurlock. “I’ve spent my career putting a spotlight on various cultures and subcultures around the world, with the art toy community one of the most textured and fascinating – and one I have supreme pleasure in being part of.”

 

O’Brien said of the show’s growth, “The Designer Toy Awards were established to shine a spotlight on the amazing creators, producers, and fans who work tirelessly to realize amazing pieces of collectable art. We’re proud to help, at least once a year, give our whole community a chance to come together and celebrate each others’ accomplishments. This year we couldn’t be more excited to have Morgan Spurlock host at Webster Hall, and all with the help of our wonderfully supportive sponsor – Lagunitas!”

 

Fans looking to mingle with designer toy industry luminaries will have access to the award ceremony with the purchase of a Five Points Festival VIP Weekend Ticket for $125. In addition to attending one of the best parties in the East Village, VIP Weekend Ticket holders will be able to experience the Five Points Festival’s dynamic lineup of counterculture artists from around the world, gourmet food trucks, and craft beer. Fans will be able to engage and catch up with past DTA winners and further toy and comic artisans at Five Points Festival including Amanda Louise Spayd, Bryan Lee O’Malley, Chris Ryniak, Cliff Chiang, Gary Ham, Huck Gee, Jamal Igle, Jason Freeny, Khary Randolph, Mags Visaggio, Ron English, Tara McPherson, Sean Gordon Murphy, and Simone Legno.

LEGO Exclusive at Star Wars Celebration— Raffle Happening

To celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Star Wars saga, Star Wars Celebration attendees will have the chance to enter a raffle to purchase a special-edition LEGO Star Wars set inspired by the Detention Block AA-23 from the original 1977 film! A Star Wars Celebration exclusive, the set includes Luke Skywalker and Han Solo in Stormtrooper disguises ready to infiltrate the Death Star and rescue Princess Leia.

 

The opportunity to purchase this exclusive set is being raffled off on the Star Wars Celebration website prior to the event for attendees only, beginning now through 12:01AM EST on Friday, April 6th. All winners will be randomly selected to purchase the exclusive onsite at the LEGO booth next week, and will be notified by April 7th.

 

Here’s where attendees can enter the raffle to purchase the set— http://www.starwarscelebration.com/Events/LEGO-lottery/

  • Contains 220 pieces
  • $40
  • Ages 8-14
  • Limited quantities are available for purchase
  • This is exclusively available to Star Wars Celebration attendees

 

DC Collectibles Unveils New 2018 Cover Girls Collection with Artist Joëlle Jones

(MARCH 31, 2017)  Eisner Award nominated artist Joëlle Jones has been tapped to take over the popular DC Collectibles Cover Girls statue line. Announced today during the DC Collectibles panel at WonderCon, the fan-favorite artist for SUPERGIRL: BEING SUPER and LADY KILLER will give fans and collectors her unique take on iconic DC Super Heroes and Super-Villains. Jones will first take on mischievous vixen Harley Quinn, with Supergirl, Batgirl, and Mera statues slated to follow in 2018.

  

Created in 2009, the DC Cover Girls line has been graced by talented artists, most recently with famed designers Adam Hughes and Stanley Lau leaving their mark through creative interpretations of the renowned characters. With an already strong presence at DC through her work on the critically acclaimed comic, SUPERGIRL: BEING SUPER, Jones will lend her unique style and uncanny ability to capture energy and expression, and hail as the first female designer of the Cover Girls line.

 

On the difference between creating 3D designs for statues in contrast to her 2D comic art, Joëlle Jones stated, “one of my favorite things about designing sculptures is being able to capture the essence of the character in statue form. Evaluating the small nuances you appreciate in a character and using that to dictate their gestures, allows opportunities for expression you don’t necessarily get when creating a comic book.”

 

Inspired by the powerful women of the DC Universe, Cover Girls has been a long-running line for DC Collectibles, with dynamic depictions of the most famous superheroines and supervillains in the form of premium 9” statues.

 

DST Serves Up New Drinkware at Your Local Comic Shop!

DST Serves Up New Drinkware at Your Local Comic Shop!

 

This week, your local comic shop is the place to get great housewares, as Diamond Select Toys ships new glassware from some of your favorite movies and TV shows! Tumblers from The Nightmare Before Christmas and The Muppet Show, plus pint glasses from National Lampoon’s Vacation, are on sale now at your local comic shop, as well as your favorite online retailers. So find a shop at comicshoplocator.com, and reserve yours today!

 

Muppets Muppet Show Glass Tumblers

A Diamond Select Toys release! It’s time to get things started! It’s time to pour the drinks! You can’t help but smile when you’re drinking a tasty beverage out of these nostalgic glass tumblers featuring the cast of The Muppet Show. Inspired by fast-food glassware of yesteryear, these tumblers sport all-new original artwork spotlighting main Muppets Kermit, Fozzie, Bunsen, Beaker and the Swedish Chef, as well as their supporting casts! Each glass comes packaged separately, in a full-color window box.

Muppets Muppet Show Kermit Glass Tumbler (Item #AUG162573, SRP: $9.99)

https://diamondselecttoys.com/muppets-kermit-glass-tumbler

Muppets Muppet Show Fozzie Glass Tumbler (Item #AUG162574, SRP: $9.99)

https://diamondselecttoys.com/muppets-fozzie-glass-tumbler

Muppets Muppet Show Bunsen & Beaker Glass Tumbler (Item #AUG162575, SRP: $9.99)

https://diamondselecttoys.com/muppets-bunsen-and-beaker-glass-tumbler

Muppets Muppet Show Swedish Chef Glass Tumbler (Item #AUG162576, SRP: $9.99)

https://diamondselecttoys.com/muppets-swedish-chef-glass-tumbler

 

National Lampoon’s Vacation Movie Reelware Pint Glasses

A Diamond Select Toys release! Who’s the moosiest moose we know? Marty Moose! Who’s the star of our favorite show? Marty Moose! Relive the craziest road trip you never went on with these two pint glasses that are straight outta Walley World! With one depicting Roy Walley’s famous creation Marty Moose, and the other showing the full cast of Walley World characters, both glasses are the ultimate in cinematic souvenirs, inspired by the movie National Lampoon’s Vacation. Be the first in your neighborhood to drink like a Griswold! Each glass comes packaged in a full-color window box. 

National Lampoon’s Vacation Movie Reelware Walley World Pint Glass (Item #AUG162556, SRP: $10.99)

https://shop.diamondselecttoys.com/vacation-reelware-walley-world-pint-glass

National Lampoon’s Vacation Movie Reelware Marty Moose Pint Glass (Item #AUG162557, SRP: $10.99)

https://shop.diamondselecttoys.com/vacation-reelware-marty-moose-pint-glass

Nightmare Before Christmas Glass Character Tumblers

A Diamond Select Toys release! Raise a toast to the Pumpkin King with these four tumblers celebrating The Nightmare Before Christmas! Featuring all-new artwork inspired by the film, these fast-food-style glass tumblers also have mini-biographies of each character on the reverse side, and spotlight Jack, Sally, Oogie Boogie and the Mayor, along with some of Halloween Town’s other residents. Recommend hand-wash only. Each glass is individually packaged in a full-color window box.

Nightmare Before Christmas Glass Jack Tumbler (Item #OCT162589, SRP: $9.99)

https://diamondselecttoys.com/nightmare-before-christmas-jack-skellington-glass-tumbler

Nightmare Before Christmas Glass Mayor Tumbler (Item #OCT162590, SRP: $9.99)

https://diamondselecttoys.com/nightmare-before-christmas-mayor-glass-tumbler

Nightmare Before Christmas Glass Sally Tumbler (Item #OCT162591, SRP: $9.99)

https://diamondselecttoys.com/nightmare-before-christmas-sally-glass-tumbler

Nightmare Before Christmas Glass Oogie Boogie Tumbler (Item #OCT162592, SRP: $9.99)

https://diamondselecttoys.com/nightmare-before-christmas-oogie-boogie-glass-tumbler

Peppy Pets Fever On National Puppy Day  – March 23rd

The Next Best Thing to a Real Puppy – Peppy Pets from TPF Toys

 Love is… a new Puppy!  Puppies emit oohs and awes, a je nais se quoiemotion that is nearly universal.  And while so many would love a new puppy, a real life new dog is not always in the cards.  

 

Peppy Pets to the rescue!   Young children and parents alike will love the irresistible personality of these adorable dogs! They are great for training kids how to take care of their pup without the mess by going for walks with Peppy Pups and playing with them so they get all the attention they need! Or a great companion for your other pets!

 

Peppy Pets™ brings to life the authenticity of puppy friendship, complete with a pup that follows its owner everywhere.    The cuddly plush puppy has a spring in its step and when walked by its owner, can run, jump and wag its tail like a real dog.

 Whether for National Puppy Day (March 23rd), or anytime – Peppy Pets are a perfect addition to the family.

 Brimming with personality and no batteries needed, Peppy Pets have ultra soft fur, distinct paw pads and springs in their feet that help these eager Peppy Pups move and prance, just like a real dog.  Peppy Pups bounce, jump and waddle as they go for “walks” with their kid owners, and turn heads as they go. Peppy Pups adore cuddling, snuggles and squeezes, showing characteristics of a real dog that all pet lovers embrace.

 Peppy Pets from TPF Toys is  available at retailers nationwide.   Ideal for children ages 4+, Peppy Pups are available in available in – soft brown, and black and white – and are available at Toys “R” Us nationwide, priced at $19.99.