Author: James Zahn

Super7 Issues Infomercial for Massive Masters of the Universe Snake Mountain Playset

The crowdfunding campaign for “the most absurdly large Masters of the Universe play set ever made” is at the halfway mark, and now Super7 is calling in the power of retro marketing to bring it on home. The massive Masters of the Universe Snake Mountain Playset now has an appropriately ’80s-style infomercial, showcasing the many features of Skeletor’s Eternian lair. Fans have until May 31 to preorder the set, at which time Super7 will determine whether or not the interest justifies production of the set, which stands 36-inches tall with a span of 48-inches wide. The hefty $600 price tag...

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Excitement Begins for Spielwarenmesse 2020 with New Exhibitors, Returning Favorites

Preparations are already underway for Spielwarenmesse 2020, taking place in Nuremberg, Germany from Jan. 29 to Feb. 2 The annual international toy fair will welcome industry representatives from around the globe as toymakers show off their latest products and innovations. Registration is currently open for exhibitors looking to book a stand at the event. Applications will be accepted through June 30. New Exhibitors Welcomed: The upcoming show will feature a mix of regular exhibitors joining returning companies and a host of first-timers. UK-based Wow! Stuff will be featured in the new Electronic Toys category, while Germany’s Pichler Modellbau GmbH returns to the...

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Funko to Participate in J.P. Morgan Global Technology, Media, and Communications Conference

The 47th Annual J.P. Morgan Global Technology, Media, and Communications Conference is getting infused with fun. Funko, the Washington-based purveyor of pop culture consumer products, will participate in the invite-only conference, currently taking place at the Westin Boston Waterfront Hotel. On Thursday, May 16, Funko CEO Brian Mariotti will conduct a fireside chat and Q&A session with J.P. Morgan’s Chris Horvers from 10:40 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. ET. Mariotti and Funko CFO Russell Nickel will be hosting one-on-one and small group meetings throughout the day. Audio from the presentation will be webcast live through the event website, and will...

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LEGO Enters the Upside Down with ‘Stranger Things’ Building Set

Following a series of rumors and leaks, The LEGO Group officially revealed its LEGO Stranger Things The Upside Down building set. Available now for LEGO VIP Members, and at retail June 1, The Upside Down is a 2,287-piece deluxe play set that comes packaged in 11 bags, allowing the real world and the Upside Down to be built at once for a shared building experience. Based on the Netflix original series, the Byers’ house includes eight Stranger Things minifigures — Eleven, Mike Wheeler, Lucas Sinclair, Dustin Henderson, Will Byers, Joyce Byers, Chief Jim Hopper, and the Demogorgon — each with...

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