ThinkGeek Launches Mystery Collectible Subscription Box Service

ThinkGeekLogoThinkGeek is set to launch the ThinkGeek Capsule, a limited edition service that delivers different “geeky” items to its customers’ doors every month. The subscription service will include three Capsules with ThinkGeek merchandise valued at more than $50.

Merchandise will include T-Shirts, pins, desktop replicas, household essentials, art prints, and more. Items are from fandoms such as The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, FallOut 4, and Harry Potter.

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Mattel Introduces New Mega Construx Despicable Me Construction Line

MegaConstrux_DespicableMeMattel’s Mega Construx brand released new construction sets based on Despicable Me 3, ahead of the movie’s release next month.

The new products include the Mega Construx Micro Action Figure Series, Despicable Me 3 Cheese Festival Assortment, Mini Vehicle Assortment, Agnes and Minion Feature Pack Assortments, Gru’s Water Motorbike, Family Luau Party, and Dru’s Transforming Vehicle.

The toys are designed for kids ages 5 and up, and are available in stores nationwide now. Despicable Me 3 will be in theaters June 30.

The Jim Henson Co., McFarlane Toys Partner for Figures Inspired by Labyrinth, The Dark Crystal

mcfarlanetoys_henson_jarethThe Jim Henson Co. partnered with McFarlane Toys to create figures based on characters from two of Henson’s features, Labyrinth and The Dark Crystal.

McFarlane Toys will produce fully-articulated action figures that are replicas of their on-screen characters. The toys will feature a 7-inch figure of Labyrinth’s Jareth the Goblin King, as well as Jen and Kira figures inspired by their The Dark Crystal characters. These figures will also debut in new window box collector packaging and come with Labyrinth- and The Dark Crystal-branded bases.

Jareth the Goblin King figure will be available at major retailers this November, and Jen and Kira figures are expected to be available next spring.

Jay@Play Launches Flip Zee Girls

FlipZeeGirlsJay@Play, creators of the two-in-one FlipaZoo plush, launched Flip Zee Girls Dolls. Kids can flip the plush dolls from baby to girls.

The line now features six styles to collect, each with its own personality and pets: Zara Flower, Zabrina Ballerina, Zandy Candy, Zana Strawberry, and Zuri Cat. The dolls are outfitted in dresses and have colorful hair for kids to play with.

Flip Zee Girls will be available this month at Walmart, with additional retailers on board for the back-to-school season. New collectible minis will be available for back-to-school 2017 as well.

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WowWee Launches Minion MiP Turbo Dave

Minion_MIPMinion MiP Turbo Dave, from WowWee, is now available. This Minions-licensed MiP robot launched ahead of Illumination Entertainment’s Despicable Me 3, in theaters June 30.

Turbo Dave is kids’ own personal Minion. It responds to hand gestures using GestureSense technology, and can navigate kids’ rooms. The Turbo Dave App allows kids to control their Minion remotely, plan paths for it to self-navigate, add Minion emoticons, or have it interact with other characters and props from the Despicable Me franchise.

Minion MiP Turbo Dave is on sale now at Best Buy, and will be available soon at Target, Amazon, and other major retailers.

Kidz Toyz Launches Round 1 of Mini Mojis

KidzToyzKidz Toyz launched its Mini Mojis Round 1 line at Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores this month. The new release features a variety of collectible characters.

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Lego Marvel Super Heroes 2 Set for November Release

LeoMarvelSuperHeroesWarner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, TT Games, The Lego Group, and Marvel Entertainment announced LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2, an all-new adventure and sequel to Lego Marvel Super Heroes. The game brings together Marvel superheroes and super villains from different eras and realities and transports players into a battle across a myriad of Marvel locations ripped from time and space into the open hub world of Chronopolis. Lego Marvel Super Heroes 2 will be available on Nov. 14 for PlayStation4, Xbox One, and PC. The game will be also released for Nintendo Switch this holiday.

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Arckit Launches Kickstarter Campaign

66cf39e0-40a2-4c5d-8b9f-599003640aaeArckit launched a Kickstarter campaign for twelve new kits designed to get kids interested in architecture and urban planning.

Kids will be able to create miniature model worlds using pieces with a minimalist design, subtle colors, and graphics. Kids can develop everything from suburban neighborhoods, downtown skyscrapers, city parks, and more.

The twelve new kits include four versions of Arckit Cityscape, each with its own components inspired by iconic styles of world architecture. Older kids can also choose from Cityscape XL, Cityscape XXL, Masterplan, and Masterplan Pro.

The campaign will run through June 9 with a €30,000 (US $32,968) goal.

Lego Dimensions Launches Wave 8 Expansion Packs

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Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment released the latest expansion packs for Lego Dimensions. Players can now add new levels and vehicles based on The Goonies and Harry Potter to their virtual Lego experience.

Lego minifigures included in the expansion packs come with  golden Toy Tags, which unlock a Battle Arena within the Free Play Adventure World. Each Battle Arena has four different gameplay modes and comes with its own traps, special powers, and interactive environments that make every battle arena unique. [Read more...]

CultureFly, Moose Toys Partner for Shopkins Subscription Box

ShopkinsDirectCultureFly, a pop culture collectible box company, partnered with Moose Toys to launch Shopkins Direct, a licensed subscription box, that will ship quarterly. Each box will include exclusive Shopkins apparel, accessories, and collectibles that are not available at retail.

Each box will have a unique theme and will contain six to eight exclusive items. Consumers can sign up now for the first box, which has a “Rainbow Celebration” theme.