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LEGO Group & Nintendo Reveal “LEGO Super Mario” Product Line

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The Press Release:
The LEGO Group today revealed the full product portfolio for its LEGO® Super Mario™ experience. Fans can expand on the LEGO Super Mario range announced in April with a whole new range of Expansion Sets, collectible Character Packs and Power-Up Packs. The result of a unique partnership with Nintendo, LEGO Super Mario will reinvent the way people interact with Super Mario in the physical world. The products announced today give fans the chance to build Mario’s house, search for treasure hidden by Toad, and defeat a Koopa Troopa in the Guarded Fortress. And of course that’s not all!

The partnership was announced earlier this year, and in April the fun-packed Adventures with Mario Starter Course was revealed alongside two Expansion Sets. The Starter Course is key to unlocking the entire play, being the only set to feature the interactive LEGO® Mario™ figure that collects coins in game levels created with LEGO bricks. LEGO Super Mario brings new interactivity and gameplay to the traditional LEGO brick experience.
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Jazwares Unveils First Details on BLACKPINK Korean Girl Group’s Collectibles & Toys

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The Press Release:
South Korean girl group BLACKPINK has taken the world by storm, breaking records around the world and inspiring millions with their cool, empowering songs and style. At New York Toy Fair, toy company Jazwares is unveiling a first look at a new line of collectibles and toys inspired by YG Entertainment’s hit K-pop group.

Authentic, cool and chic, the BLACKPINK collection draws on the group members’ personalities both on and off the stage for products that will appeal to both die-hard BLINKS and casual fans. In creating the collection, Jazwares was inspired by each girls’ look, personality and talent and sought to bring their most iconic moments to life through toys and collectibles. For the dolls, each girl is represented through looks from BLACKPINK’s top singles, “Kill This Love,” “DDU-DU DDU-DU,” and “BOOMBAYAH,” resulting in 24 stylized outfits that can be mixed and matched. At launch, the line will include microphone mystery figures, heart surprise figure & accessories, light-up plush heart with additional collectible items coming soon including:
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Mattel Reveals New Barbie “Fashionista” Diversity Line For 2020

As the annual Toy Fair approaches, so do the announcements from the makes of awesome products like the folks at Mattel who continually offer us worlds or wonder with their Barbie line (like the “Star Wars” and “David Bowie” ones from last year). Check out this latest bit of news.

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The Press Release:
Yesterday, the ultimate girls empowerment brand – Barbie – announcd its 2020 Fashionistas line. Over the past five years, the line has evolved to be more reflective of the world girls see around them by introducing more than 170+ new looks. For 2020, Barbie is continuing the journey to represent global diversity and inclusivity in the fashion doll aisle by showcasing a multi-dimensional view of beauty and fashion by adding: a doll with skin condition vitiligo, a doll with no hair, a doll with a darker skin tone that uses a gold prosthetic limb, Ken with long rooted hair (all for the first-time).

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Barbie “Fashionista” Line 2020 c/o Mattel

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LEGO Reveals: Creator Expert “Bookshop & Townhouse” Building Set

Several posts ago, I shared a new and awesome building set from LEGO with their Creator Expert “Gingerbread House”. I hope that you ended up ordering one since it looked like the perfect thing to set up near ones Christmas Tree. Now its time to showcase another new Creator Expert set with their “Bookshop and Townhouse”. It will be available in January of the coming year so take a look at the press release and all of the images that LEGO provided the media with.

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The Press Release:
Build and display a quaint bookshop and modular town house.
Recreate the charm of a backstreet bookshop that you might discover in any European village or town with this LEGO® Creator Expert collectors’ toy. The 3-story bookshop and adjoining modular town house building is filled with fun building techniques and surprising details, including a display window, reading nook and an open-out design. Collectors will love to display this big 2,504-piece LEGO set proudly alongside their other modular buildings.

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LEGO Reveals: Creator Expert “Gingerbread House” Building Set

I am constantly blown away by the creative products that come from the fine folks at the LEGO Company and they’ve recently revealed one of the latest Creator Expert building kits just in time for the holiday gifting. Presenting the “Gingerbread House”.

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The Scoop:
Enjoy a festive build and play experience with the LEGO® Creator Expert 10267 Gingerbread House. A treasure chest of magical details, this amazing model features frosted roofs with colorful candy buttons and a delicious facade with candy-cane columns, glittery windows and a tall chimney stack with a glowing fireplace. Inside the house there’s an array of fun details and candy furnishings including a tasteful bedroom with chocolate bed and cotton candy lamp, and a bathroom with the essential toilet and bathtub. This wonderful LEGO Gingerbread House sets the scene for imaginative adventures with the gingerbread family. Children can light up the cozy fireplace, help clear the sidewalk with the snow blower and nestle the gingerbread baby in its carriage. It also includes a decorated Christmas tree with wrapped gifts and toys, including a rocking horse and a toy train. This advanced LEGO set delivers a challenging and rewarding building experience and makes a great seasonal centerpiece for the home or office. Includes gingerbread man, woman and baby figures.

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