Vintage Clothing App ModCloth Now Available for the iPhone

Sun, 04/21/2013 - 18:22 -- Vanessa Band

The official iOS app for the vintage clothing retailer ModCloth is now available for the iPhone. The app previously only supported the iPad, but it's now compatible with all iOS devices including the iPhone 5 and iPod touch. The upgrade allows users the ability to shop ModCloth’s large catalog of indie clothing more easily on the go. The app also allows users to share their favorite items through social media, add items to their wishlist and of course buy anything in ModClot's catalog.

Version 1.0.1 brings international support, and eliminated a lot of bugs. The app is free to download through the Apple App Store. It requires that your device be running iOS 5 or higher to work.

Mojang Teams Up With Jazwares To Produce Minecraft Toys

Sat, 04/20/2013 - 11:14 -- Laura Silver

Mojang, the developer behind the popular game Minecraft, has teamed up with Jazwares to produce a full line of Minecraft action figures, plush, and paper craft items.

“Minecraft is one of the hottest brands on the planet right now.” said Laura Zebersky, Executive Vice President of Global Sales, Jazwares. “The world is playing the game and engaging in its remarkably compelling modes. The marketplace is primed for a line of toys, electronics and paper craft items that reflect the fun and creativity of the game.”

Panasonic Announces Lumix GF6 Coming in June

Tue, 04/16/2013 - 18:22 -- Alex Gardner

Panasonic's new "social media" DSLM camera is headed to the U.S. in June. The Lumix GF6 is capable of quickly sharing images and video with smartphones or tablets thanks to its NFC (Near Field Communication) technology. The camera's Instant Transfer function automatically sends photos to your other Wi-Fi enabled devices as soon as they're taken.

The GF6 features a 1,040k-dot LCD, 16MP Live MOS Sensor, a Venus Engine and top sensitivity of ISO 25,600. It also ships with 19 in-camera creative effects and creative HD video capture including: Self Shot, Creative Panorama, and Stop Motion Animation.The GF6 is capable of shooting 1920 x 1080 at 60i (60 Hz) full-HD video in AVCHD with high quality stereo sound, and boasts high-speed, high precision Light Speed AF with automatic tracking while recording video.

Second Wave of Pokemon Rumble U Toys Announced

Tue, 04/16/2013 - 16:49 -- Laura Silver

The second set of NFC toys for Pokemon Rumble U have been announced. The lineup includes: Eevee, Mewtwo, Croagunk, Zoroark, Litwick, Genesect and one secret unannounced Pokémon. The second wave follows Bulbasaur, Pikachu, Torchic, Lucario, Victini, and Piplup, who were announced last month. The toys are used to unlock and control digital characters in the video game Pokemon Rumble U for Nintendo.

Pokemon Rumble U will release in Japan on April 24, and the second wave of NFC toys are set to launch on May 25. It's in unknown if the Nintendo game will ever make it to North America.

Teen Vogue and Essence Add E-Commerce Shops to Their Online Magazines

Mon, 04/15/2013 - 14:40 -- Vanessa Band

Time Inc.'s Essence and Conde Nast's Teen Vogue are the latest magazines to roll out shopping cart options for their online content. Both online magazines will offer users the ability to purchase their favorite products through an on-site checkout system. will include a new "Beauty Matchmaker" feature, which will help users find the perfect beauty products for their individual skin tones and color preferences. Users will then be able to buy the products using the site's online shopping cart without opening a new window. plans to launch its e-commerce option this July with its Back-to-School shop. Users will be able to buy various products through a wide range of retailers without leaving the site. Both sites are utilizing 72Lux's shopping tool to kick start their new online shopping experiences.

US Cellular Launches Android 4.0 Smartphone for Only a Penny!

Sat, 04/13/2013 - 15:10 -- Alex Gardner

The new ZTE Director from US Cellular is not going to blow anyone away with its specs, but its $0.01 price tag may turn a few heads. What kind of smartphone does a penny buy you? The Director ships with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, and it is powered by a 1GHz Snapdragon processor. It sports a 3.5" HVGA Capacitive display, a 3MP rear-facing camera, plus 4GB of on board memory and 512MB RAM. There is even a microSD slot for expanding the memory, Bluetooth 3.0 and a 1,500mAh battery for up to 6 hours of usage.

Sofia the First Magical Talking Toys Announced For June 1st

Fri, 04/12/2013 - 10:34 -- Vanessa Band

A new line of "magical talking" toys based on Disney's animated children’s series Sofia the First is set to hit stores on June 1, 2013. The lineup includes a magical talking castle playset and a plush talking Clover doll. Online retailers such as Amazon and the Disney Store are currently accepting pre-orders for the new toys.

The animated movie Sofia the First: Once Upon a Princess made its premiere January 11th on the Disney Channel to a record 8.2 million total viewers. The release was followed by a Disney Store exclusive product line featuring an assortment of items, including Sofia’s amulet necklace and tiara, plus other costumes accessories and books.

Lone Ranger LEGO Sets Announced For April 15

Sun, 04/07/2013 - 16:36 -- Laura Silver

The highly anticipated LEGO Lone Ranger line will be released on April 15, 2013. That's more than two months before the Disney film starring Johnny Depp is set to hit theaters. The line includes: Cavalry Builder Set (79106), Comanche Camp (79107), Stagecoach Escape (79108), Constitution Train Chase (79111) and Silver Mine Shootout (79110). Pre-orders are now open and sets are already selling out at retailers like

The Lone Ranger LEGO blocks were unveiled along with a new LEGO Lord of the Rings line, Legends of CHIMA line, and the space themed LEGO Galaxy Squad sets at the 2013 annual Toy Fair trade show in New York.

HTC One Pre-Orders Open Today [AT&T]

Thu, 04/04/2013 - 12:09 -- Laura Silver
HTC One Black

AT&T today is accepting pre-orders for HTC's flagship smartphone. The carrier did not give a specific time of day, but did announce it would open pre-orders for the handset on April 4th. Sprint will begin accepting pre-orders tomorrow. T-Mobile has not specified an official release date, but did mention they would be carrying the device at their recent "Uncarrier" event.

Customers who pre-order from AT&T today will receive a free HTC Media Link HD with their order. AT&T is also the only carrier offering a 64GB version of the HTC One. The 32GB model is $200, and the 64GB model will cost $300. Both prices require a new two-year contract.

The Walking Dead Series 3 Action Figures Now Available

Tue, 04/02/2013 - 17:08 -- Alex Gardner
Michonne Action Figure

AMC has teamed up with McFarlane Toys to launch a third action figure series based on the hit television show The Walking Dead. Each action figure is made utilizing a 3D scanning process to capture the likeness of the actors/characters, and every zombie figure comes equipped with a "unique play-action". Series 3 features: The mysterious Michonne, her zombie pets, Daryl Dixon's brother Merle Dixion and the Autopsy Zombie from Season 2.

The Walking Dead Series 3 Action Figures are now available through McFarlane toy retailers like Barnes & Noble and Toys R Us. The Series 4 Action Figures are also now available for pre-order. The set includes: The Governor, Andrea, Carl Grimes, Riot Gear Zombie, and a variant 2-Pack with Bloody Black & White Merle and Daryl Dixon.


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