Imaginext’s NYCC Exclusive Collectors’ Limited-Edition DC Super Friends Batbot Xtreme Looks Incredible!!

With NYCC fast approaching we are always on the lookout for awesome exclusives and this year Imaginext may have already won the prize for best in show with their Limited-Edition DC Super Friends Batbot Xtreme!

Check this bad boy out!!!!

Heres the info straight from Imaginext on how you can score one.

The Imaginext® DC Super Friends™ Batbot Xtreme is a direct nod to 2015’s “Superheavy” Batman story arc in Batman #40 to Batman #46, during which Commissioner Gordon steps into the role of Batman using a special mechanical bat-suit after Bruce Wayne is presumed dead and can’t perform Batman’s duties. Batbot Xtreme truly takes the Batman robo-suit from the series and gives it a larger than life twist in the Imaginext style.

Coinciding with the upcoming 10-year anniversary of the Imaginext and DC Super Friends partnership, this limited edition Imaginext DC Super Friends Batbot Xtreme is painted in premium metallic for a more authentic and deluxe version of the ultimate Batman toy. Exclusive New York Comic Con packaging features lights and sounds built into a fully immersive Batcave experience, offering the perfect backdrop for your entire Batman collection. Just like the original version, the NYCC exclusive stands over 2-feet tall and features everything a child – or fanboy – could want, including huge bat wings (WHOOSH!) and controllable punching fists (POW!), projectile launchers (BAM!), a Batman voice changer, a multi-level playset, and of course a Batman figure and vehicle.

Fans looking to snag a NYCC exclusive Imaginext DC Super Friends™ Batbot Xtreme will have to act fast! Retailing for $250, Imaginext has only produced 300 copies of the collectors’ edition. Here’s how you can get one:

  • NYCC Exclusive Lottery – Launching on September 14, 225 limited edition Batbots will be up for grabs through the official NYCC lottery. Registering for the lottery will guarantee that you are able to purchase a Batbot during the show. Lottery purchased Batbots will be shipped to you, courtesy of Imaginext.

http://www.newyorkcomiccon.com/Content/Pre-Show-Lotteries/

  • In-booth sales – Each day during NYCC, 10 additional Batbots will be sold on a first come, first serve basis that you can walk away with that day.
  • In-booth raffle – Each day, 1 limited edition Batbot will be raffled off to attendees who share a social post from the Imaginext booth. Visit booth #326 on the show floor for more details.

 

New York Comic Con will take place at the Javits Center in NYC on October 5-8, 2017. Don’t worry; if you are unable to get your hands on the NYCC exclusive, you can still find the original Batbot Xtreme now at Toys R Us, Target, and Amazon.com for $109.99.

 

TMNT x Ghostbusters Figures Out of SDCC

SDCC 2017 is upon us and while I am completely overwhelmed with all of the info coming out of the annual convention, one particular thing has completely wowed me  more than the rest and that is a TMNT x Ghostbusters mashup line of figures.

There have always been wacky TMNT figures that gave them different jobs and even ones that kind of looked like Ghostbusters a few years back but this official collaboration is absolutely amazing to a fan of both franchises like myself.

Living vicariously through my kids is one of my favorite parts of being a dad and when last year gave us the TMNT x WWE collaboration figures I didn’t think they could be topped but wow was I wrong! These new figures look great and find the turtles taking on the monikers of our favorite original ghostbuster team.

We have as follows:

Raphael as Winston Zeddemore

Leonardo as Ray Stantz

Michelangelo as Peter Venkman

Donatello as Egon Spengler.

the figures will retail for $20 each and look to be a Target exclusive so keep your eyes posted for these figures when they release this fall!

Sweet Suite 2017 Swag Unboxing

As we mentioned in our last post, Sweet Suite 2017 was so much fun and one of the best parts of all is that after the fun of the night ends, you receive this MASSIVE box of goodies sent to your home with samples from many of the companies that were on display. As you can imagine our two youngest went absolutely bonkers for everything inside and have picked out a handful of toys they want to “share” (or fight over) with each other while we will be sharing the rest by doing some fun giveaways and sharing with kids in need this holiday season.

You can check out our unboxing video below an let us know what you think the coolest thing we got in the box was!!

Sweet Suite 2017 Was Awesome!!!

Every year for the past several years we have had the privilege of covering the annual Blogger Bash NYC Sweet Suite event. It is an absolutely amazing night put on by the fantastic team over at The Toy Insider and it is the place to be to hear all about the newest toys kids will be going crazy for this holiday season.

My lovely wife @BlogSenorita and I spent the evening at Pier Sixty in NYC checking out all of the goodies and have so much to show you all. While we had a fantastic time as always we did especially love what Jakks Pacific is doing with their Nintendo products (Splatoon Ink shooters are sooooo fun) and how much fun Sonic Mania from Sega and Lego Marvel Heroes 2 from WB games looks.

You can check out all of our pics below and stay tuned for our Sweet Suite Swag Unboxing and reviews!

New Black Panther Images Wow Fans

With 2 days till Disney’s D23 convention and only one week left until San Diego Comic Con releases floods of news upon us all, Entertainment Weekly got a head start on everyone by giving us a more detailed look at one of the most highly anticipated Superhero films of 2017, BLACK PANTHER.

The character was first introduced into the Marvel Cinematic Universe in last year’s CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR but lifelong fans (myself included) have been waiting for his solo outing to really dive into his history and unique story. As EW’s photos show it does not look like we will be disappointed as BLACK PANTHER looks to be one of the most truly unique Superhero films ever made.

You can check out the photos below and be sure to head over to Entertainment Weekly to see all of their BLACK PANTHER coverage.

New LEGO Dimensions Expansions Release Today!!

Now let me preface my post by saying in the past My kids and I have very graciously been sent some LEGO Dimensions products from WB Games and have posted some sponsored content but we did so while being incredibly thankful because we honestly LOVE everything about the game.

With that said we are extremely excited that today, November 18th, is finally the day when the newest wave of LEGO Dimension Expansion packs are releasing. There is nothing My boys and I have more fun playing with than LEGOs and LEGO Dimensions has been the absolute best way possible for me to introduce them to the world of video games. The game has allowed them to begin to understand the control schemes of modern gaming while still letting them use their creativity to build and play with LEGOs as well.

As a dad I have a blast building the characters, vehicles and sets as well as exploring the digital world with them and it has been so much fun watching them come to know so many different franchises because of it. The game literally packs in most of my childhood nostalgia with everything from Batman, Back to the future and ghostbusters and is adding even more with this current Wave of expansions.

Today’s big release includes:

  • A Sonic The Hedgehog Level Pack
  • A new Adventure Time Fun Pack (TRU Timed Exclusive)
  • A Gremlins Team Pack
  • An E.T. Fun Pack
  • A Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them Story Pack
  • and an additional Fantastic Beasts Fun Pack

I can not wait to try out these new packs with my little guys and definitely stay with us as we will have unboxing and reviews coming along as well!

You can check out the full press release and Sonic the Hedgehog level trailer below!

 

LEGO® Dimensions™ Adds New Expansion Packs Based on

Sonic The Hedgehog, Gremlins,

E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial, Adventure Time and the highly anticipated new film,

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Story Pack Provides

a Complete Movie-Based Gameplay Experience

with Six Action-Packed Levels and an Original LEGO Gateway Build

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment announced today the release of six highly anticipated expansion packs for LEGO Dimensions, the LEGO toy and videogame hybrid, led by the Sonic The Hedgehog Level Pack and the Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Story Pack, just in time for the November 18 release of Warner Bros. Pictures’ all-new adventure in J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World.

All expansion packs in this latest wave feature Battle Arenas with competitive split-screen local gameplay for up to four players. LEGO minifigures included in the expansion packs come with special golden Toy Tags which unlock a free play Adventure World of the corresponding entertainment brand, as well as a battle arena that can be reached through Vorton. Players can explore Adventure Worlds for Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Sonic The Hedgehog, Gremlins, E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial, and Adventure Time, and also play four exciting gameplay modes within the battle arenas, including Capture the Flag, Objective, Base Bash, and Tick, Tag, Boom!. Each arena comes with its own traps, defenses, and special powers that make every Battle Arena unique. Battles can be played competitively or cooperatively in multiple player configurations including 2 vs 2, 3 vs 1, and individually against the system AI to create fun for the whole family.

The Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Story Pack provides a complete movie-based gameplay experience that is full of secrets and surprises. It includes six action-packed levels and new LEGO Gateway bricks to build the Magical Congress of the United States of America (MACUSA) atop the LEGO Toy Pad.  Players can build the Newt Scamander LEGO minifigure and help him find his escaped magical creatures in New York City using a variety of spells, including Diffindo, Reparo and Lumos.  The pack will also come with the Niffler, which can be rebuilt into the Sinister Scorpion and Vicious Vulture. The Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Story Pack will be the exclusive LEGO construction toy offering this holiday for the exciting expansion of J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World.

Fans can also add the Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Fun Pack with a Tina Goldstein LEGO minifigure. She can cast Aguamenti to help solve puzzles and Protego to keep her safe from enemies. Players in need of rescue can build the Swooping Evil which can be rebuilt into the Brutal Bloom and Crawling Creeper.

The Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them digital in-game content will be available on November 18 at 11 am EST in the US and Canada, at 10 am PST in Mexico and in other international territories at midnight (local time).

With the Sonic The Hedgehog Level Pack, players can join Sonic and his friends in an epic battle against Eggman and Chaos and spin into action as they speed through iconic locations including Green Hill, Emerald Coast, Labyrinth and many more to collect all the Chaos Emeralds. Players can build the Sonic the Hedgehog LEGO minifigure and use his Acrobat ability to swing off poles and avoid the Badniks, then use his famous grind rails move to make a quick escape.  The pack also includes a 3-in-1 Sonic Speedster which can be rebuilt into Blue Typhoon and Motobug, and a 3-in-1 The Tornado which can be rebuilt into Crabmeat and Eggcatcher.

Players wanting to bring Gremlins to life in LEGO Dimensions can add the Gremlins Team Pack which includes popular rivals Gizmo and Stripe LEGO minifigures. Each will unlock the Gremlins Adventure World, where players can explore the Cinema, Clamp Industries, the High School, and so much more. Gizmo’s Combat Roll and Dash Attack abilities can be used to get him out of sticky situations and Stripe uses his claws with his Vine Cut ability. Players can rebuild the 3-in-1 R.C. Racer vehicle into the Gadget-o-matic and Scarlet Scorpion and the 3-in-1 Flash ‘n’ Finish into a Rampage Record Player and Stripe’s Throne.

The E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial Fun Pack includes an E.T. LEGO minifigure with Illumination and Fix-It abilities, as well as special Stealth and Telekinesis skills to make his way around the LEGO multiverse.  With the corresponding Adventure World, players can build new experiences at Elliot’s house and in the suburbs, throughout the park and the forest, on the BMX trail, and even in E.T.’s spaceship. Players can build E.T.’s iconic Phone Home device, then rebuild it into the Mobile Uplink and Super-Charged Satellite for additional in-game abilities.

Fans of “Land of Ooo” can add a Fun Pack based on Cartoon Network’s Adventure Time with a Marceline the Vampire Queen LEGO minifigure. Players can activate her Sonar Smash and Bolt Deflector abilities using the Marceline Axe Guitar to solve puzzles and battle enemies. They can also build and use Marceline’s Lunatic Amp to make some noise, and then rebuild it into the Shadow Scorpion and Heavy Metal Monster for extra in-game powers. The pack will release in North America first at Toys “R” Us.

Developed by TT Games and published by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, LEGO Dimensions is now available for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3 computer entertainment systems, Xbox One, Xbox 360, and the Wii U system.

Little Larry Unboxing LEGO Dimensions and More

Recently we were talking with the awesome people over at WBGames and let them know how much Little Larry enjoyed playing LEGO Dimensions and they graciously sent over some brand new sets for us to check out.

If you have never played LEGO Dimensions before, it is a “Toys to life” style game where LEGO figures from tons of different universes come together in an amazing video game adventure. There is literally something for everyone in these games with sets that include Batman, The Simpsons, The Wizard of Oz, Mission Impossible, Harry Potter, Ghostbusters, Doctor Who and so on. There are honestly too many different cool franchises to list.

The most fun aspect for us as a family is that we get to build the LEGO characters and sets together as were playing the video game so it combine classic lego brick building with all of the technology of today’s video games. I cant recommend picking up the game and packs enough and despite having received these new sets from WBGames we have been buying LEGO Dimensions on our own since they first release and absolutely love everything about it. You can check out Larry unboxing the new sets below (as well as some cool Hexbug and Funko products) and well be updating soon with some video of Gameplay etc.

 

WWE x TMNT This November!!!!

I have to say in all my years of covering toys and wrestling I have never been so giddy to see a product mashup like this.

Coming this November as a Walmart exclusive, WWE and TMNT are joining together to bring us Ninja Superstars, a line of the 4 turtles in  costume as some of pro wrestlings most legendary stars. Playmates and Nickelodeon unveiled the toys during this years New York Comic Con by having pro wrestling Legend Sting appear live as well as exploring the show floor asking fans about their knowledge of all things WWE/TMNT.

The toys will give us :

Leonardo as WWE Superstar John Cena

Raphael as WWE Hall of Famer Sting

Donatello as WWE Superstar Undertaker

Michelangelo as WWE Hall of Famer “Macho Man” Randy Savage

These figures look better than anyone could have imagined and if the response from fans and my little guys are an indicator these are going to be a huge hit this holiday season.

you can check out the full press release below:

TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES AND WWE TEAM UP FOR THE ULTIMATE SEWER SLAM

Nickelodeon, WWE and Playmates Toys Unveil Ninja Superstars at New York Comic Con

El Segundo, CA (October 7, 2016) – Two of the most powerful brands in the action figure business, Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and WWE, have joined forces for a one-of-a-kind collaboration, Ninja Superstars.  The co-branded action figures featuring the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles suited up as iconic WWE Superstars were revealed during New York Comic Con today.

Playmates Toys, the longtime master toy licensee for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, developed the Ninja Superstars action figures to give fans the opportunity to take the Turtles from the sewer to the ring and determine who will be crowned the next champion of the sewers. The Turtle figures are highly detailed to capture the signature look of each WWE Superstar. Each figure stands 6” tall, is fully articulated and comes with full ring gear and all the sewer slam accessories needed to perform knockout ninja moves to take down any opponent.

Nickelodeon’s “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles—Rise of the Super Shredder” panel, which took place earlier today at the Hammerstein Ballroom during New York Comic Con, featured a special appearance by WWE Hall of Famer Sting who unveiled the new figures.  Following the panel, the figures will be on display for fans at Nickelodeon’s booth (Crystal Palace lobby) in Jacob K. Javits Convention Center through the end of New York Comic Con on October 9, 2016.

“We are thrilled to have had the opportunity to create action figures that bring two adored brands together in a unique way,” said Karl Aaronian, Senior Vice President of Marketing, Playmates Toys. “Both Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and WWE fans will love the introduction of their favorite WWE Superstars reimagined as the Turtles as they create the ultimate sewer match.”

The Ninja Superstars assortment from Playmates Toys, which will be available exclusively at Walmart in early November, includes the following:

Leonardo as WWE Superstar John Cena

Raphael as WWE Hall of Famer Sting

Donatello as WWE Superstar Undertaker

Michelangelo as WWE Hall of Famer “Macho Man” Randy Savage

 

“The Ninja Superstar action figures are the ultimate mash-up of the iconic Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and four legendary WWE Superstars,” said Jon Roman, Senior Vice President, Toys, Nickelodeon. “Passionate fans of TMNT and WWE will love this exciting collaboration from Playmates Toys that is imaginative, innovative and totally unexpected.”

“We are excited to partner with Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles to create one-of-a-kind Ninja Superstar action figures,” said Casey Collins, WWE Executive Vice President, Consumer Products. “This new partnership brings together two of the most successful brands in entertainment by combining our larger than life WWE Superstars with the iconic Turtles.”

Super Shredder Returns to TMNT!

 

At this years New York Comic Con fans of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles were very excited to get a look at the return of Super Shredder. The character first appeared in the 90’s film Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2: Secret of the Ooze and was played by WWE legend Kevin Nash. The character is back and more menacing as ever as part of the Nickelodeon cartoon series as this season will add multiple threats to the series including Kavaxas who is a particularly scary new dragon/man voiced by Mark Hamill. I know my little guy was on the edge of his seat watching the NYCC clips and were both looking forward to what Season 5 has in store. You can check out the press release below as well as pics and clips from season 4 and 5.

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NEW YORK – Oct. 7, 2016 – Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles voice cast and the executive producer gave fans at New York Comic Con 2016 a special preview of the show’s remaining fourth season and sneak peek at season five during a panel today at Hammerstein Ballroom. Tons of Turtle fans turned out to see Andre Meadows (Black Nerd Comedy) moderate a panel featuring voice actors Rob Paulsen (Donatello), Greg Cipes (Michelangelo), Kevin Michael Richardson (Shredder), and Eric Bauza (Tiger Claw), along with executive producer Ciro Nieli and voice director Andrea Romano.

Nickelodeon’s “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles—Rise of the Super Shredder” panel featured a live table read, a sneak peek at upcoming episode “The Super Shredder,” and a preview of season five’s highly anticipated character, Kavaxas (voiced by Mark Hamill), a hotheaded dragon man with mystical powers who partners with some of the Turtles’ worst foes to bring chaos to New York City. 

Season four of Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles continues Sunday, Nov. 6, at 11:00 a.m.(ET/PT) with “The Super Shredder.” During this episode, for the first time, the Turtles encounter something they cannot defeat – the Super Shredder. New episodes will continue every Sunday at 11:00 a.m. (ET/PT) on Nickelodeon.

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Converse and Warner Bros. Launch Chuck Taylor All Star ’70 DC Comics Batman Collection

If you know me or follow me on social media you know two of my greatest loves are Batman and Sneakers……so to see that Converse has an all new Chuck Taylor line dedicated to the Dark Knight, I am excited to say the least. The new Chucks, which hit stores today October 1st, look awesome and run between $115 and $125. You can check out the pics and full press release below.

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To celebrate the iconic DC Comics character, Batman, CONVERSE and Warner Bros. Consumer Products, on behalf of DC Entertainment, are launching two new Converse Chuck Taylor All Star ’70 DC Comics Batman Collection sneakers for Fall 2016 featuring artwork from the DC archives.

This year, DC Comics is celebrating the 30th anniversary of Frank Miller’s seminal comic series of “The Dark Knight Returns.” Converse has created a premium Chuck Taylor All Star ’70 collection that uses a variety of artwork from the Batman comic archives over the last 77 years. Key features of the sneaker include premium leather with emboss detail, satin lining and iconic archive comics printed on a premium canvas upper. Each style includes an embossed Batman logo on the tongue, a Chuck Taylor patch, a rubber glow-in-the-dark collectible hang tag and an ice outsole with an archive print story underneath, with archive artwork on the sock liner.

The Fall 2016 Converse Chuck Taylor All Star ’70 DC Comics Batman Collection will be available for purchase starting October 1, 2016 at specialty retailers, Converse stores and Converse.com. The footwear will retail for a suggested price of $115-125 USD.