Category: Essentials

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RIP Toys R Us- We Miss You Already

As of Thursday and Friday, Toys R Us is no more. Such a shame folks as this was everyone’s toy store. I have deep rooted history with this company and even though our divorce was messy, I very much still loved the company. Yes, I am a Toys R Us kid and I always will

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Ultimate Comics Break In- They need Your Help!

Ultimate Comics in North Carolina experienced something truly awful as all three of their stores were broken into on 6/10/18. Anytime we have to report on these situations, it ticks us off. As someone who works in the industry, things like this can be devastating. Ultimate is reporting a loss of around 20,000 dollars. In

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Hasbro Purchases Power Rangers and More!

We’ve received a press release from Hasbro, detailing their latest acquisitions. We already knew Hasbro was going to be the Master Toy License holder but now, things have changed for the better.  Hasbro has completed a deal to completely purchase the Power Rangers brand, and more! Some of the other brands include 80’s icons My Pet Monster and Popples.. Check

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New Star Wars Animated Series Announced -Resistance

Star Wars.com has announced a new Star Wars animated series and this one will revolve prior to The Force Awakens and its called Resistance! While many were hoping for a new show that would have brought some of the Rebels back, it is not the right time. It’s hard to gauge excitement for this one

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Star Wars Black Series 6-Inch Swoop Bike with Enfys Nest

It looks like the next 6 inch Star Wars Black vehicle will be a Swoop Bike with Enfys Nest. Look for pre-orders to open up sometime in the very near future and the SRP on this will be $59.99. More to come.   

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Star Wars The Vintage Collection will be Released at Midnight

Many fans have waited patiently for the return of the Star Wars Vintage Collection. Their wait is almost over as the cases are street dated for tomorrow! What that means is we will all be able to get new highly articulated Star Wars figures on vintage style cardbacks! While these have already hit small mom

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PSA- Toys R Us and How to Respond to the Closures

Here is a friendly PSA concerning how to respond to the pending liquidation sales and store closures. Folks it’s critical that we show compassion to these people. They will be loosing their jobs, livelihoods and most importantly, their company.  The employees are not at fault for bad leadership and nor should they be held responsible.

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Toys R Us Liquidations Begin on Thursday, March 22nd- UPDATE

The pending liquidation of Toys R Us has been delayed. A court junction was issued yesterday stalling the sales. Reports are circling that vendors are requesting their merchandise back due to a lack of payment AND stores did not receive the proper signage.  We were told that the sales could start as early as Friday or be completely moved to a different date. Information was also relaid that the bid to save some of the stores has failed. 

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BREAKING NEWS- KB Toys is Coming Back!!!

With the news of the demise of Toys R Us still very fresh, we have something really exciting to announce; the return of KB Toys!! Yes you read that right, KB Toys is coming back! How is this possible you might ask? Ellia Kassoff of Strategic Brands, LLC has entered the fold with a bold claim: “We’re going to save the

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Toys R Us Official Press Release

Toys R Us has released an official press release detailing their plan for closure. One thing to take note is there is a small chance that 200 stores could be saved and moved into the Canadian TRU division. It is yet to be seen if this will take place. As of today the company is moving towards the 60 day window to shutter the US division so lets hope a few can be saved. If Toys R Us closes, this will be a massive blow to the toy industry. 

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Star wars Rebels- The Series Ending, Future and More

By now most of you should have seen the series final of Star Wars Rebels and what an ending we had. It was filled with wonder, tears and laughter. It was a fitting end to a beloved series and surprisingly, it did something remarkable. This is where you WANT to stop reading if you want to avoid spoilers (go watch it!).  

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Needless Essentials Online On Patreon

For five years, we have covered the comics and toy industry, but the costs are catching up with us. Relying on advertising helps with some costs, but as we advance more and more, the amount of advertising we would need to fulfill our goal of spreading the love of collecting comics and toys becomes more than a site could handle and remain uncluttered, not to mention free of influence. That is why we are launching a Patreon for your assistance in funding our efforts.

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