Pre-Order Now: NECA Club x Alien 2017 Exclusive – Purple Warrior

The NECA Club x Alien exclusive figure is up for pre-order at the NECA store.  The classic Kenner Tribute Purple Warrior is the perfect match for the 6-piece Kenner Tribute Diorama that club members received with Series 11 and Series 12 in 2017. This highly detailed figure measures over 9” tall and has over 30 points of articulation, including a bendable tail. Clam shell packaging.  Available exclusively to members of NECA Club x Alien who have satisfied membership requirements.

Don’t be like me, purchase this exclusive separately like the site says.  Yeah, if you get more then one thing you’ll pay more in shipping but you wont have other stuff waiting until this comes out later in Q3/Q4. (more…)


Toys R Us gift cards are good for next 30 days

From USA Today:

Toys R Us gift cards are likely to become worthless within weeks.

The best advice: Spend them immediately, if possible.

Make haste because after the big-box icon of American retail said Thursday that it would close all of its U.S. stores, there’s not much time left.

The chain plans to honor gift cards for the next 30 days, Toys R Us spokesperson Taylor O’Donnell told USA TODAY on Thursday in an email.

In bankruptcy, retailers technically don’t have to honor gift cards at all. But most ask a bankruptcy court judge for permission to do so — at least for a while.

Toys R Us has been honoring gift cards since it filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in September. But now that the company has filed to liquidate its U.S. operations, the end is near.

Even if the chain had decided to honor gift cards until the bitter end, customers might not find anything worthwhile to spend them on after a few weeks of going-out-of-business sales. (more…)

Mattel’s New Series of Barbies Honors Inspiring Women in History

Kids will soon be able to learn and play with some of the most influential women in history.  Today, Mattel announced a new series of Barbies called “Inspiring Women.”   The first figures in the series are Frida Kahlo, Amelia Earhart and Katherine Johnson.  All three women made history in different industries: Earhart was the first female aviator to fly across the Atlantic Ocean; Mexican artist Kahlo was known for her unique painting style and feminist activism; and Johnson, who was highlighted in the 2016 film “Hidden Figures,” broke boundaries for black women in mathematics and calculated dozens of trajectories for NASA, including the 1969 Apollo 11 flight to the moon.  (more…)