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Simpsons News & Products

Burker King Goes for Round 2 in Halloween

Simpsons News — Posted 16 Aug, 2002 by Scott



With the success of last year's release of Halloween Toys, Burger King is ready to go one more time with a line of 10 new ones. The set will be called Simpson's Creepy Classics. These won't light up like last years but the screen located near the character does switch images with a push of a button. The full series is scheduled to come out late Septemeber - early October.

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MmMM.. Beer, Now We're Talking!

Simpsons News — Posted 12 Aug, 2002 by Scott



Hey beer drinkers, as many of you know there are already 2 sets of coasters that have been released which feature our favorite characters on them. We just recently got these new ones as well. The set features 2 coasters but these aren't your regular coasters. When an object is placed on top of the coaster, it talks! The coasters automatically say "MmMmmMMm..Beer". These are a great and fun to have, get yours at your local Suncoast.

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Celebrate Season 2

Simpsons News — Posted 12 Aug, 2002 by Scott

Well if you don't already own it, then go out and get it. We're talking about the 4-DVD Season 2 Simpsons Set. Stores are selling out them fast even with the price ranging from $31-$50. With this being one of the Top 10 DVD sold this year there are a few items out there now which feature the front cover art of the DVD set. As pictured, you can now pick up a hat, frosty mug and the newest addition to the Simpsons Tin Lunchboxes which all 3 feature the cover art. The hat and frusty mug have been on the market for a little bit of time already but the lunchbox was just released.

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News Update Plus New Official Site

Simpsons News — Posted 09 Aug, 2002 by Scott

Hey fans, a few news updates for you out there. CNN has reviewed the new Simpsons Season 2 DVD, of course it got a great rating. Read the whole review by clicking here. Speaking of the Season 2 DVD, FOX has released an official site for the Simpsons DVD line-up. You can visit the official site, which features a lot of fun flash things, at http://www.thesimpsonsdvd.com/.

On a final note, more news of the Simpsons' books popping up in institutions of education and religion. The latest is a story in St. Louis where the school has adopted the Simpsons to make teaching religion more fun. Read the full story here.

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News and Rumors.. The Good, The Bad, The Ugly.

Simpsons News — Posted 06 Aug, 2002 by Scott

Hey fans, we're still trying to get over Comic Con 2002 but we do have some more new and updates for you. On our last day there we decided to play with the good people from Wizards a game of Simpsons Trading Card Game. We found out it plays similar to the "Magic-type" card games but it's a little simpliar. The company is already planning on releasing 4 pre-made decks named after characters. We played with the Bart deck.

We also saw something very cool which we hope does make it to local supermarkets soon. You all remember those 25c machines that spit out those plastic globes with the toys in them. Well Tomy is planning on releasing a Simpsons globe set and machine (picture shown). The machine we saw takes $1 for one for a globe.

The show was all in all a blast. When we came back we found out a few things for you collectors. The first is the good news about the Bongo Series 1 set, they've hit your local KB Toys Store. The bad news is that the first wave is the ONLY wave to hit the KB's. That's right, Playmates and FOX has cancelled the set; so get them while they last!

Some more good news for you all is the Season 2 DVD is out and getting great reviews already, so if you haven't already done so buy your copy today. Also out in stores is the Target 9" series toys, those are flying off the shelves as well. We'll keep you informed about new products as we get the news.

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San Diego Comic Con 2002 : News, Pics and Rumors

Simpsons News — Posted 03 Aug, 2002 by Scott



Hey fans, just when you thought it was going to be a dull summer, Comic Con 2002 creeps up on you. What a show! Great previews and with it in the west coast, we got to go! Since this is a HUGE news item please just click the Read More to see the full article, images, rumors and news.

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Diamond: Huge Preview of New Items

Simpsons News — Posted 01 Aug, 2002 by Scott


Hello again fellow collectors, have we got a great update for you based on the new Diamond catalog we just recieved. Remember, some of these items may not be out for a couple of months. The first item we have is the new Family Bendable figures. These figures range from 6.75 inches (Marge) to 2 inches (Maggie) tall. They can either be bought separately or as a set, BUT when you do get the set, it will include a bendable Santa's Little Helper, which is not shown in the picture.

Next on our list are these speciality market exclusives, the Homer Message Mate and the Homer Fridge Guard. The message mate reacts to the use of your TV remote with one of seven pre-recorded messages. Also, you can record your own messages if you wish. The fridge gaurd works within your fridge. Open the fridge to words from Homer every time. It includes a light sensor and six pre-recorded messages. Also when Homer has been in the fridge for a while his nose and fingers will turn blue to indicate the cold.

Finally on our list of updates are these 3 Simpsons Wall Scrolls. These are huge wall scrolls that you can hang on your bare walls, featuring Bart on Skateboard, Lenny and Carl in the SNPP and Simpsons Unite with Nelson and Bart. Ok, we think we covered it all, we'll keep you updated as more info about these and other products comes out.

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Harper Preview of 2003 Calendars

Simpsons News — Posted 01 Aug, 2002 by Scott



Harper Collins publishing has released the cover images of the upcoming Simpsons 2003 365-day Box Desk Calendar and 2003 Fun Wall Calendar. Currently you can find these items for pre-sale on such places like Amazon or probably your local book store.

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TV Guide : Top 50 Cartoon Characters

Simpsons News — Posted 27 Jul, 2002 by Scott

As Yosemite Sam from the Looney Tunes' cartoons would say "Dang that Rabbit!". You'll probably hear a lot of that as the August 3rd issue of TV Guide hits the stands."In its August 3 issue (on newsstands Monday, July 29), TV GuideĀ® magazine continues the 50th anniversary celebration of the TV Guide brand by naming the 50 greatest cartoon characters of all time. Bugs Bunny tops the list compiled by TV Guide editors, followed by Homer Simpson and the duo of Rocky and Bullwinkle. MTV's Beavis and Butt-Head share honors at number four, with The Grinch rounding out the top five." We demand a recount! Oh well, that screwy rabbit can win for now. The cover shown is actually 1 of 4 covers to be released, all 4 can be pruchased off the TV Guide website. Click here to read the full story at The Simpsons Archive.

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Press Release: Bart, Homer, Lisa and Marge Get Decked Out In tthe New Trading Card From Wizards of t

Simpsons News — Posted 24 Jul, 2002 by Scott

Hey gamers, just got this great Press Release from Wizards of the Coast. Enjoy!

Leading Developer of Trading Card Games, Wizards of the Coast, And Fox Licensing & Merchandising Get Ready To Deal Simpsons Characters to Fans and Collectors

July 24, 2002 (Renton, Wash) - Wizards of the Coast, a developer and publisher of game-based entertainment products, and a subsidiary of Hasbro, Inc. (NYSE:HAS), today announced they have reached an agreement with Twentieth Century Fox Licensing and Merchandising (Fox L&M) to produce and distribute a trading card game based on THE SIMPSONS, the longest running comedy currently in primetime. THE SIMPSONS, with more than 60 million worldwide weekly viewers and nearing a record 300 episodes, remains an anchor of FOX's Sunday night schedule.

THE SIMPSONS Trading Card Game (TCG) will be released in a series of four Theme Decks (MSRP $7.99) based on fan-favorite characters including Homer, Bart, Lisa, Mr. Burns and others, and in 11-card Booster Packs (MSRP $2.99). Each Theme Deck will contain 40-cards that contain character catch phrases and quotes ("Exxxcellent!"), as well as fun gameplay that fans and trading card game players have come to expect from Wizards of the Coast products.

THE SIMPSONS TCG, designed for 2 to 6 players, will feature 156 cards and will be available at retail stores nationwide in late 2002. Each player must have his or her own deck to get into the most challenging game in Springfield. The first player to score seven cards by maneuvering Springfield characters wins, using location, character and quote cards in the pre-made Theme Decks, by modifying decks with more cards from Boosters, or by creating own decks from the random cards in the Boosters. Players can do it any way they have to, building decks to bumble, trick, outsmart or scheme their way to victory! Click More below to continue story.

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