Newest POPTATERS take on ‘Alien vs. Predator’ in fun way

If you’ve been to a toy store lately, you might have seen one of a couple of new items that are throwbacks on the play front with some fun nods to pop culture that just might make them worthy for your collection.

They’re called POPTATERS made by PPW Toys and the newest releases are for a pair of famous science fiction franchises meeting the Mr. Potato Head galaxy for the first time.

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Hasbro readies Star Wars Black Series figures for 40th anniversary


They’re back and they’re bigger than ever for their 4oth anniversary.

Hasbro will bring its popular Star Wars Black Series line of six-inch action figures to retro-styled packaging for the birthday of the world’s biggest science fiction franchise.

The 12 toys were revealed at New York Toy Fair with new touches and big improvements compared to the original creations — and also with other nods to them, too.

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They Tweeted It … Starting Lineup will return sometime soon



Update: They will be returning as a stadium giveaway of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during a game this season, according to this story from ESPN.

Starting Lineup figures will apparently be returning sometime soon, according to ESPN Sports Business Reporter Darren Rovell.

The brand of small sports figures arrived beginning in 1988 via Kenner until its close in 2000 and then via Hasbro until 2001. Figures were available for the four major sports and beyond with each typically arriving with a trading card and sometimes other items within the packaging.

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Gallery From The Floor: San Diego Comic-Con exclusives & more

Recreate the noble journey of the great Jedi Master with the highly collectible Obi-Wan Kenobi Pack. Featuring authentic, movie-accurate detail, this elite 6-inch scale Obi-Wan Kenobi figure comes equipped with Jedi robe, 2 lightsabers, an electronic light-up table, and Princess Leia hologram delivering a vital message. San Diego Comic-Con is here and several companies collectors are familiar with can be found on the show floor at the biggest show of them all.

It’s an impossibility to see it all — even if you’re there — but Buzz has scoured a few manufacturers’ Twitter accounts to show off a few of their displays and scenes from the show as well as some of the items they’ll have on display and available.

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Chewbacca Mom’s unboxing video is just plain fun — and a hit for Hasbro


Laugh it up, fuzzball? Yes, yes she did.

A simple unboxing video of a Star Wars Chewbacca electronic mask made by Hasbro has been viewed millions of times in just a few weeks

Why? You’ll just have to watch.

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Hasbro-Paramount movie deal should spark new interest in old toys

MASKIf you’re a fan of a few 1980s toy brands and their cartoons, a new movie deal revealed Tuesday should spark added interest in those collectible toys.

Hasbro-LogoParamount Pictures and Hasbro have agreed to create films for five properties all as part of one movie universe — MASK, G.I. Joe, Micronauts, Visionaries and ROM.

“Paramount and Hasbro have had a longstanding relationship and we’re proud of the success we’ve enjoyed on the Transformers and G.I. Joe franchises,” said Brad Grey, Chairman and CEO of Paramount Pictures in a prepared statement. “We’re excited to grow our agreement and make even more movies based upon these popular and powerful Hasbro characters and their worlds.”

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