Exclusive Avengers Figures Bring the Battle to Marvel Shop and Disney Stores!

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This time it’s war! Marvel’s Captain America: Civil Waris coming to theaters this spring, and the Avengers are expanding their roster at marvelshop.com and the Disney Store, with three exclusive Marvel Select action figures from Diamond Select Toys! New for 2016, Avenging Captain America and Black Panther join the previously sold-out Winter Soldier, who returns for a new run!

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The three figures are:

–          Avenging Captain America, a.k.a. Steve Rogers, features the First Avenger in his more modern “Marvel Now” outfit from recent comics, and includes a diorama base depicting a section of castle wall with the Hydra logo. His shield is removable, and can be held on his arm via two straps on the reverse side.

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–          Black Panther, a.k.a. T’Challa, Prince of Wakanda, wears his timeless classic costume, which he has worn some variation on since his first comic-book appearance in 1967. He includes a diorama base featuring a section of Wakandan jungle.

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–          Winter Soldier, a.k.a. Bucky Barnes, Captain America’s brainwashed former partner and close friend, sports his short-haired “Agent of SHIELD” look from the comics, and comes with a circular window diorama, with pistol, machine gun and sniper rifle.

All of the figures feature approximately 16 points of articulation, and come in the display-ready Select packaging, with spine artwork for easy reference during on-shelf storage.

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The Winter Soldier is in stock now at marvelshop.comand some Disney Store locations, and Captain America and Black Panther are available for pre-order at Marvelshop.com, disneystore.com anddisneystore.eu. Captain America and Black Panther have an expected delivery date of February 29, and will also be available in brick-and-mortar Disney Store locations at that time. 

Captain America, Black Panther and Winter Soldier join other marvelshop.com and Disney Store-exclusive Marvel Select figures, including Unleashed Hulk, Bleeding Edge Iron Man, Avenging Hawkeye, Mighty Thor, Umasked Ant-Man and the recently announced Spectacular Spider-Man.

 

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Store link:

http://shop.marvel.com/toys/mn/1000208

Disney to release original cut of the Star wars Trilogy

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Star Wars fans have been hoping for Disney/Lucasfilm to release the unaltered, original cut of the first Star Wars trilogy, and according to sources from Comicbook.com, that’s what they’re planning to do. 

The site reports that Disney is planning to release the original cut of the Star Wars trilogy on Blu-Ray. The goal of the project that has reportedly been under way for a long time is to release A New HopeEmpire Strikes Back, and Return of Jedi in their complete and original form without the redone special edition SFX. The plan was to release the Trilogy on Blu-ray before Star Wars: The Force Awakens comes out on December 18. The sources reported that Disney doesn’t have the exact date due to the challenges they encountered. We’ll keep you updated as soon as we get details about its release. 

Marvel Animated Minimates Series 1.5 Headed to Walgreens!

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With the first series of Marvel Animated Minimates scheduled to arrive in Walgreens stores in early September , it’s time to take a look at Series 1.5! Scheduled for a holiday release, this all-new assortment of eight Minimates mini-figures draws on the world of Avengers Assemble and Ultimate Spider-Man, providing a cool mix of animated-style heroes and villains!
The assortment, which is expected to be available in all Walgreens by December, includes the following two-packs:

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– From Ultimate Spider-Man, Spider-Man (with web line and interchangeable half-raised mask head) comes packed with Agent Coulson, with fully removable SHIELD armor to reveal his blue suit underneath.

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– From Avengers Assemble, a massive Hulkbuster Iron Man, with removable armor pieces and a flip-up helmet, comes with the evil android Ultron.

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– From Ultimate Spider-Man, the alternate-reality Spider-Man, Miles Morales (with web line and interchangeable unmasked head) comes with the Harry Osborne version of Venom, with removable parts and an interchangeable head to create the Venom clones from “Venom Bomb.”

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– From Avengers Assemble, Hawkeye (with quiver, bow and arrows) comes with hired thug Crossbones.
Each Minimates mini-figure features up to 14 points of articulation, and all parts and accessories are fully interchangeable. Each two-pack comes in show-branded packaging, with a clear display base for each figure. Look for Series 1 in September and Series 1.5 in December, exclusively at Walgreens!

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Innovative “Miles from Tomorrowland” Product Line from TOMY to be Showcased at New York Toy Fair

Innovative “Miles from Tomorrowland” Product Line from TOMY to be Showcased at New York Toy Fair

Animated Series Rockets to Become Newest Star on Disney Junior Schedule

 

Glendale, Calif. (February 11, 2015) –  Ahead of New York Toy Fair, Disney Consumer Products unveiled the innovative toy line from TOMY inspired by Disney Junior’s intergalactic adventure series “Miles from Tomorrowland” which launched last Friday and reached 2.0 million unique Total Viewers and 697,000 Kids 2-5, and ranked as the week’s #3 cable TV series among Kids age 2-8.  It’s also #1 on the WATCH Disney Junior app, amassing nearly 17 million video views since December.

 

“Since the debut of Disney Junior, we’ve continued to build a portfolio of unique and inspiring products that delight parents and their preschoolers,” said Josh Silverman, executive vice president of global licensing, Disney Consumer Products.   “Space exploration is incredibly rich territory for innovation, and we’re excited to launch a product collection that will capture kids’ imaginations and help bring STEAM themes to life at home.”

 

“Miles from Tomorrowland” introduces young adventurer Miles Callisto and his family as they help connect the galaxy on behalf of the Tomorrowland Transit Authority. The “Miles from Tomorrowland”-inspired TOMY toy line launches at retail this summer and includes vehicles, figures, and playsets, as well as science facts for kids age 2-7 from NASA and NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), the Space Tourism Society and Google experts.

 

Disneystore.com began rolling out the “Miles from Tomorrowland” product collection on February 6, day-in-date with the animated series premiere, with product setting in Disney Store locations nationwide starting February 13. The robust line focuses on outer space exploration, curiosity and adventure and includes toys, books, role play, apparel home décor, accessories and more. Extending the story through a digital experience, the new “Miles from Tomorrowland: Missions” app from Disney Publishing Worldwide also celebrated its launch on premiere day.

 

Disney Junior in-line retail shelf space has more than doubled in two years, with product lines inspired by “Miles from Tomorrowland,” “Doc McStuffins,” “Sofia the First,” “Mickey Mouse Clubhouse,” “Jake and the Never Land Pirates,” “Sheriff Callie,”  and “Minnie’s Bow-tique.”  The franchise continues to showcase category expansion with the launch of Jake and the Never Land Pirates LEGO DUPLO, Sofia the First bedding by Jay Franco and Doc McStuffins Band-Aids by Johnson & Johnson, which were introduced in 2014 and quickly became the #1 girls-licensed Band-Aid brand item of the year.

 

The Disney Publishing Worldwide (DPW) Disney Junior slate includes more than 4,700 titles, including The New York Timesbest-selling picture book Sofia the First: Floating Palace as well as new stories featuring Doc McStuffins and Jake and the Never Land Pirates. In addition, there have been more than 5 million downloads worldwide of Disney Junior apps, including top selections Sofia the First: Story Theater and Doc McStuffins: Mobile Clinic Rescue.  Parents and kids will have an even wider selection of Disney Junior books and apps to choose from in 2015, as DPW introduces more new and exciting properties, including “Miles from Tomorrowland” and “The Lion Guard.”

 

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About Disney Junior

Disney Junior reflects the emotional connection generations of consumers have to Disney storytelling and Disney characters, both classic and contemporary. It invites mom and dad to join their child in the Disney experience of magical, musical and heartfelt stories and characters while incorporating specific learning and development themes designed for kids age 2-7. Disney Junior’s series blend Disney’s unparalleled storytelling and characters kids love deeply with learning, including early math, language skills, healthy eating and lifestyles, and social skills. In the U.S., Disney Junior is a daily programming block on Disney Channel and a 24-hour channel. There are 34 Disney Junior channels in 25 languages around the world.

 

About Disney Consumer Products
Disney Consumer Products (DCP) is the business segment of The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) that delivers innovative and engaging product experiences across thousands of categories from toys and apparel to books and fine art. As the world’s largest licensor, DCP inspires the imaginations of people around the world by bringing the magic of Disney into consumers’ homes with products they can enjoy year-round. DCP is comprised of three business units: Licensing, Publishing and Disney Store. The Licensing business is aligned around five strategic brand priorities: Disney Media, Classics & EntertainmentDisney & Pixar Animation StudiosDisney Princess & Disney FairiesLucasfilm and Marvel. Disney Publishing Worldwide (DPW) is the world’s largest publisher of children’s books, magazines, and apps, igniting imagination through storytelling in ever-inventive ways. DPW creates and publishes books, magazines, eBooks and apps both in-house and through an extensive worldwide licensing structure. DPW is also committed to the educational development of children around the world through Disney Learning, which includes the flagship learning brand, Disney Imagicademy, as well as Disney English and other Disney-themed learning products. The Disney Store retail chain operates across North America, Europe and Japan with more than 350 stores worldwide and is known for providing consumers with high-quality, unique products. Disney Store operates ecommerce sites in nine countries shown here. For more information, please visit Disney Consumer Products www.DisneyConsumerProducts.com

 

About TOMY

TOMY is the largest toy company in Japan with a history of making innovative toys for over 90 years. TOMY’s range spans from toys such as Tomica and John Deere die-cast cars, Plarail trains, infant toys such as Lamaze and The First Years, boys toys including the Beyblade and Transformers range, to being the pioneer in Omnibot robotic toy! s. TOMY has been working together with Disney since 1956.

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IDW Debuts Collection of Disney Comics Starting This April Multi-tiered Publishing Plan Brings Classic Characters To New Audiences

IDW Debuts Collection of Disney Comics
Starting This April
Multi-tiered Publishing Plan Brings Classic Characters 
To New Audiences

San Diego, CA (January 22, 2015) – IDW Publishing is proud to announce that they will debut a new collection of Disney Comics beginning in March 2015 with the publication of Don Rosa’s Life and Times of Scrooge McDuck Artist’s Edition, followed by four extra-length comic series launches in April, May, June, and July.

April sees the debut of Uncle Scrooge #1, which will feature the best tales from creators around the world starring the iconic tycoon adventurer. Donald Duck #1 launches in May, Mickey Mouse #1 in June, and in July, Walt Disney’s Comics and Stories will maintain the original numbering and launch with #721 as the first IDW issue.

“The chance to bring Disney comics to fans, both old and new, is a fantastic opportunity,” said IDW editor Sarah Gaydos. “We cannot wait to get these into the hands of readers!”

All four premiere issues will offer 48 pages of content for $3.99, with subsequent issues offering 40 pages per issue for that same cover price.

“It’s the best bargain in the business,” said IDW archival editor David Gerstein. “No wonder it’s attracted Scrooge McDuck! And we’ll be attracting a big following, too—with stories by epic talents like Romano Scarpa, Daan Jippes, Casty, Giorgio Cavazzano, and Al Taliaferro.”

Each issue will feature two regular covers, as well as a unique cover that places the characters in different environments that feature theme park attractions—including April’s Adventureland-themed cover—and other very familiar settings and costumes. If you aren’t already an avid collector, you will be! Some examples of what fans can expect to see are:

April 2015 Adventureland

  • Uncle Scrooge #1 (48p)

May 2015 Tomorrowland

  • Uncle Scrooge #2 (40p)
  • Donald Duck #1 (48p)

June 2015So special we cannot tell you yet!

  • Uncle Scrooge #3 (40p)
  • Donald Duck #2 (40p)
  • Mickey Mouse #1 (48p)

July 2015 Fantasyland

  • Uncle Scrooge #4 (40p)
  • Donald Duck #3 (40p)
  • Mickey Mouse #2 (40p)
  • Walt Disney’s Comics and Stories #721 (48p)

August 2015 EPCOT Center

  • Uncle Scrooge #5 (40p)
  • Donald Duck #4 (40p)
  • Mickey Mouse #3 (40p)
  • Walt Disney’s Comics and Stories #722 (40p)
  • Uncle Scrooge TPB, Vol. 1

September 2015 Frontierland

  • Uncle Scrooge #6 (40p)
  • Donald Duck #5 (40p)
  • Mickey Mouse #4 (40p)
  • Walt Disney’s Comics and Stories #723 (40p)
  • Mickey Mouse TPB, Vol. 1

October 2015 Haunted Mansion

  • Uncle Scrooge #7 (40p)
  • Donald Duck #6 (40p)
  • Mickey Mouse #5 (40p)
  • Walt Disney’s Comics and Stories #724 (40p)
  • Donald Duck TPB, Vol. 1

November 2015 Toontown

  • Uncle Scrooge #8 (40p)
  • Donald Duck #7 (40p)
  • Mickey Mouse #6 (40p)
  • Walt Disney’s Comics and Stories #725 (40p)
  • Uncle Scrooge TPB, Vol. 2
  • Walt Disney’s Comics and Stories TPB, Vol. 1

December 2015 Top Secret!

  • Uncle Scrooge #9 (40p)
  • Donald Duck #8 (40p)
  • Mickey Mouse #7 (40p)
  • Walt Disney’s Comics and Stories #726 (40p)
  • Mickey Mouse TPB Vol 2

The new IDW titles including Donald, Mickey, and Scrooge will be #1s, but will continue their classic legacy number inside the issues.

In addition to the monthly comics released in print, IDW will also be bringing Disney Comics into new territories with Micro Comic Fun Packs, and subsequent Artist’s Editions, too. Details on titles and release schedules will follow.

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About IDW Publishing
IDW is an award-winning publisher of comic books, graphic novels and trade paperbacks, based in San Diego, California. Renowned for its diverse catalog of licensed and independent titles, IDW publishes some of the most successful and popular titles in the industry, including: Hasbro’s The TRANSFORMERS, G.I. JOE and MY LITTLE PONY; Paramount’s Star Trek; Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles; 2000AD’s Judge Dredd; The Rocketeer; Toho’s Godzilla; V-Wars from New York Times best-selling author Jonathan Maberry; Ragnarök from Eisner Award-winner Walter Simonson; Winterworld, created by Chuck Dixon and Jorge Zaffino; and Little Nemo from the award-winning duo of Eric Shanower and Gabriel Rodriguez. IDW is also home to the Library of American Comics imprint, which publishes classic comic reprints, Yoe! Books, a partnership with Yoe! Studio, and the multiple award-winning Artist’s Edition imprint.

IDW’s critically- and fan-acclaimed series are continually moving into new mediums. Currently, Jerry Bruckheimer Films and Disney are creating a feature film based on World War Robot; Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Warner Brothers are producing a film based on Ashley Wood’s Lore; Michael Bay‘s Platinum Dunes and Sony are bringing Zombies vs. Robots to film, Kurtzman/Orci are producing a movie based on Locke & Key at Universal.

Don Rosa Inaugurates A New Chapter For The Artist’s Edition Line!

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Don Rosa Inaugurates A New Chapter
For The Artist’s Edition Line!
Disney Comics Grace The Award-Winning Format

San Diego, CA (December 9, 2014) – The heir to the Carl Barks Duck throne, Don Rosa’s rich style exudes the humor and geniality that made Disney characters so popular in film, television and beyond. This spring, IDW Publishing will bring the celebrated works of this living legend to a new audience with Don Rosa’s The Life and Times of Scrooge McDuck, Vol.1: Artist’s Edition!

Rosa’s Eisner-award winning work on The Life and Times of Scrooge McDuck, told the story of the penny-pinching mallard’s early days before he made his legendary fortune.

“Don Rosa’s stories are as fresh and entertaining today as they were when I first read them 25 years ago,” said IDW Special Projects Director, Scott Dunbier. “They are timeless treasures.”

This Artist’s Edition will measure 14” x 20” and come packed with 160 pages of high quality scans of the first 6 chapters of The Life and Times of Scrooge McDuck, covers, and layouts by Rosa. Two additional volumes will complete this epic saga with release dates still to be announced. This Artist’s Edition will set the precedent for something truly special for Disney, and Art fans.

Look for the newest entry in the Artist’s Edition library April 2015 available through your local comic shop or from IDW’s webstore: http://www.idwpublishing.com/shop/

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About IDW Publishing
IDW is an award-winning publisher of comic books, graphic novels and trade paperbacks, based in San Diego, California. Renowned for its diverse catalog of licensed and independent titles, IDW publishes some of the most successful and popular titles in the industry, including: Hasbro’s The TRANSFORMERS, G.I. JOE and MY LITTLE PONY; Paramount’s Star Trek; Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles; 2000AD’s Judge Dredd; The Rocketeer; Toho’s Godzilla; Wizards of the Coast’s Magic: The Gathering and Dungeons & Dragons; V-Wars from New York Times best-selling author Jonathan Maberry; Ragnarök from Eisner Award-winner Walter Simonson; Winterworld, created by Chuck Dixon and Jorge Zaffino; and Little Nemo from the award-winning duo of Eric Shanower and Gabriel Rodriguez. IDW is also home to the Library of American Comics imprint, which publishes classic comic reprints, Yoe! Books, a partnership with Yoe! Studio, and the multiple award-winning Artist’s Edition imprint.

IDW’s critically- and fan-acclaimed series are continually moving into new mediums. Currently, Jerry Bruckheimer Films and Disney are creating a feature film based on World War Robot; Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Warner Brothers are producing a film based on Ashley Wood’s Lore; Michael Bay‘s Platinum Dunes and Sony are bringing Zombies vs. Robots to film, Kurtzman/Orci are producing a movie based on Locke & Key at Universal.

IDW TO PRODUCE CARL BARKS UNCLE SCROOGE ARTIST’S EDITION AND OTHER LANDMARK EDITIONS

IDW TO PRODUCE CARL BARKS UNCLE SCROOGE ARTIST’S EDITION AND OTHER LANDMARK EDITIONS
Immense New Publishing Program Will Include Many Other New Titles and Formats, Too

San Diego, CA (October 8, 2014) – Today, IDW Publishing and Disney announced their colossal team-up together to bring the lauded and revered Disney comics back to print in a number of exciting formats! Beginning in early 2015, fans can expect to see the first wave of these classic masterpieces featured in an array of award-winning and innovative publications from IDW:

  • This monumental collaboration kicks off with multiple monthly series featuring some of the most iconic characters of all time: Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck, Pluto, Minnie Mouse, Goofy, and many more! Re-presenting acclaimed comics from the past and today, these series will highlight the best and brightest of Disney’s impressive comic catalogue.
  • The award-winning Artist’s Edition line, pioneered by IDW that showcases original artwork, will feature collections from the immense talents who have contributed to many beloved Disney comics over the years. Artist’s Editions featuring the legendary Carl Barks and Don Rosa will receive the spotlight in these gorgeous over-sized collections of original art reproduced at full size.
  •  IDW Limited division will produce a number of select collections for the ultimate collectors. With original art, signature plates, and unique display designs, IDW Limited will offer a number of Disney series in deluxe limited editions.
  • Launched in 2014, Micro Comic Fun Packs have enjoyed immense success with highly recognizable franchises, and will expand its line with multiple Disney properties. Packed with a mini-comic, stickers, posters, and more, the Micro-Comic Fun Pack has been captivating new comic audiences on a mass-market scale.
  • Celebrating the rich history of the many facets of comics, the Library of American Comics offers detailed and insightful looks at specific comics and creators. Beginning in 2015, the LOAC will begin collecting the various newspaper strips that have featured iconic Disney characters.

“There’s nothing quite like Disney,” said IDW CEO Ted Adams. “Despite the fact that nearly all of the titles in its library were originally intended for kids, adult collectors have long sought high quality and regularly published collections of classic Disney material. IDW is thrilled to present these beloved stories in quality packages for both entry level comics readers and serious collectors alike.”

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About IDW Publishing
IDW is an award-winning publisher of comic books, graphic novels and trade paperbacks, based in San Diego, California. Renowned for its diverse catalog of licensed and independent titles, IDW publishes some of the most successful and popular titles in the industry, including: Hasbro’s The TRANSFORMERS, G.I. JOE and MY LITTLE PONY; Paramount’s Star Trek; Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles; 2000AD’s Judge Dredd; The Rocketeer; Toho’s Godzilla; Wizards of the Coast’s Magic: The Gathering and Dungeons & Dragons; V-Wars from New York Times best-selling author Jonathan Maberry; Ragnarök from Eisner Award-winner Walter Simonson; Winterworld, created by Chuck Dixon and Jorge Zaffino; and Little Nemo from the award-winning duo of Eric Shanower and Gabriel Rodriguez. IDW is also home to the Library of American Comics imprint, which publishes classic comic reprints, Yoe! Books, a partnership with Yoe! Studio, and the multiple award-winning Artist’s Edition imprint.

IDW’s critically- and fan-acclaimed series are continually moving into new mediums. Currently, Jerry Bruckheimer Films and Disney are creating a feature film based on World War Robot; Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Warner Brothers are producing a film based on Ashley Wood’s Lore; Michael Bay‘s Platinum Dunes and Sony are bringing Zombies vs. Robots to film, Kurtzman/Orci are producing a movie based on Locke & Key at Universal.