Toy Fair 2015: LEGO Minecraft and Scooby Doo

Toy Fair 2015 LEGO Scooby Doo (15 of 15)

To wrap up our LEGO posts this morning we’ll take a look at two of their licensed properties – Minecraft and Scooby Doo. While they’ve relinquished the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles license, they’re continuing to go strong with licenses that may not have fit the traditional mold.

Ever since the CUUSOO Minecraft set, LEGO has sunk their teeth into the property. That relationship seems unchanged in the wake of Microsoft’s acquisition of the game. And in Scooby Doo, LEGO replaces the TMNT with another animated property, though one not as current. We’ll have to see if this is a relatively short-term prospect, like it was with the Turtles.

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Weekend Toy Run: Black Friday / Cyber Monday Online Toy Deals Round-Up (Updated)

Want to avoid the crowds on Black Friday, or resting your feet after spending all night at the stores? Kick back, relax, and shop for Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals from the comfort of your home (or wherever you may be visiting from)!

I apologize in advance for any duds – I haven’t had the chance to check all of these out myself. But what else are we gonna do today? 😀 Hope you had a great Thanksgiving!

Weekend Toy Run: Entertainment Earth 4-Inch Action Figure Stands (25 for $6)

With Black Friday approaching, I’ve been getting ready for deals on action figures. So I was psyched to see that Entertainment Earth is running a pre-Black Friday sale. While I was less than enthused by the offerings in the action figure category – less than a dozen in total from Bandai (1), Bif Bang Pow! (7), DC Collectibles (2), and Jazwares (1) – something in the sale did catch my attention. They have stands for 4-inch action figures on sale – 25 stands for $6.

From time to time I get questions from readers on where to find stands. Back in the day, McFarlane sold them online, but stopped several years back. Pro Tech stands have been the de facto stand-in, but start at 44 cents a pop, although they get cheaper in big quantities. But at 24 cents a stand, the EE deal is pretty damn good; the cheapest the Pro Tech stands get are 33 cents each, but you have to buy over 500!

EE has got five color options – clear, white, tan gray, and black. These should work with all your Hasbro 4-inchers – G.I. JOEs, Marvel Universe, Star Wars, and Indiana Jones (although I don’t know many who have these) – and 4-inchers from other lines, like Playmates Star Trek figures.

Hopefully we’ll see some better deals as the week progresses, but for now, cheap stands are a decent start. Happy shopping!

Check Out the Sale at Luke’s Toy Store for Minimates and More – This Week Only

Our friend Luke is running a sale this week at Luke’s Toy Store, and even if you’re not a die-hard fan of Minimates, there is probably something there you’ll want. The sale covers all merchandise and it’s 10% off any order over $50. Of course, Luke got his start on Minimates, and there’s a fair amount of them that are great deals even without the 10% off extra. For example, the first and second Alpha Flight Minimates box sets are on sale for just $6 each. There’s lots of deals across the Diamond Select Toys Minimates brands.

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Weekend Toy Run: Jazwares Minecraft Core Figures 15% Off at Toys R Us

If you or one of your fellow toy fans are into Minecraft, there’s a great deal to be had at Toys R Us, either online or in the stores. For the next three days, TRU has a 15% off coupon code (SAVE15) for regularly priced toys. And luckily, ToysRUs.com has the best prices I’ve seen for the Jazwares Minecraft figures – that’s a rare occurrence for them.

Combine that with free shipping for orders over $49, and the deal is even sweeter. Happy crafting!