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Administrator markwars1972 spoke with a WizardWorld representative today and was told that ToyFare will be offering four exclusives next year, the B-sharps, namely Homer, Barney, Apu, and Principal Skinner. It's important to note that Lee's #109 reported earlier that the B-sharps will come in a 4-pack as a Toys "R" Us exclusive. It's unclear if one report negates the other or if we may get the B-sharps in two different sets of outfits.

Here is the complete list of Simpsons items listed in the December edition of Diamond Comics' monthly Previews catalog, which hits comic stores on 11/28. As always, to pre-order these you must contact a local or online comic store or other Diamond retailer... read more

Calbretto scanned in this new Simpsons Road Rage ad which features an original illustration of chaos on Springfield's highways.

Member Guy Incognito forwarded the below e-mail from WizardWorld which he received in response to his question about why his Boxing Homer hasn't arrived yet. WizardWorld added a similar message to their Store FAQ. The gist of it is that many are still in transit and you should not contact them unless you haven't received your order by mid-December... read more

Moderator Michael Crawford MWC reports that a "very reliable source" informed him that after Series 9 next year, Playmates will be increasing wholesale costs of WoS figures by 25%. If retail prices go up by the same ratio, then the cost of figures would be $6.80 at Wal-Mart, $7.49 at Toys "R" Us or Electronics Boutique, and $9.99 at KB Toys.

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The brand new New York City Times Square Toys "R" Us opened this weekend, an event we reported on earlier, and our New York City staff correspondent blueduck37 was there. Here are his report and photographs from the big event... read more

The third episode of the 13th season of The Simpsons airs tonight on FOX at the usual time of 8 PM ET. Here is's summary of "Homer the Moe" (CABF20) with a special guest star performance by musical group R.E.M.... read more

Toys "R" Us opens its new international flagship store in New York City's Times Square at 10:30 AM today. This 110,000-square foot, multi-level store, billed as The Center of the Toy Universe‚Ñ¢, offers attractions such as a 60-foot tall indoor ferris wheel, a 4,950-square foot scrolling billboard system, a life-size Barbie Doll House, animatronic Jurassic Park dinosaur and E.T., and what Simpsons collectors may enjoy most, fully stocked shelves. Let us know if you visit and take any pictures of Simpsons items or displays. Here is a copy of the official press release from PR Newswire announcing the store's grand opening... read more

Here is the latest e-mail update from Sunway Co., one of the leading online retailers of miscellaneous Simpsons (and Futurama) merchandise. You can sign up on their site to receive these updates directly. You can also see pictures of their merchandise there... read more

Many members have told us that has confirmed they will not get Treehouse of Horror 2 back in stock. Here is the e-mail they are forwarding to customers who asked to be notified about its status... read more

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