Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Toy Fair 2016: Bandai's Miraculous

Filled with action, comedy and adventure, Miraculous Ladybug is the only authentic, modern every-girl superhero. Her good character is girl and mom approved and the toy line will inspire every girl to save the day. Miraculous™: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir premiered this past fall in the United States on Nickelodeon and will roll-out globally, in 120+ markets over the next three months. SPOTS ON!

The Miraculous toy product line is targeting girls 4-8 years old with the toys delivering key themes of aspirational action play (Ladybug’s World), transformation (BE Miraculous) and friendship (Marinettte’s World). The line launches globally in Fall 2016.

Toy Fair 2016: Bandai SpruKits

Bandai created and continues to dominate the character model kit market around the world, most commonly represented in the billion dollar Gundam franchise. With SprüKits, kids and adult fans can build their favorite action figure characters including those from DC Comics, Microsoft’s Halo®, Dentsu, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle and have their creation look like a great collectible action figure without needing any glue, paint or scissors, as is typically expected in a model kit.

SprüKits are offered in three building levels to accommodate builders of all abilities. Level 1 figures are designed to be entertaining and easy to assemble. For those builders looking for the next challenge, Levels 2 and 3 kits increase in complexity and build time, which delivers a larger figure with sharper details, and increased articulation.

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Toy Fair 2016: A New Barbie for a New Generation

Mattel recently announced Barbie would be getting a makeover in an attempt to reconnect with children (and  the Moms who pay for them) who saw her model and life as a bit antiquated. New body types, heights and even modified body parts are being introduced to create a more diverse world for the iconic doll...which thrilled some, and confused others. If you ask a little girl to point at Barbie in a room full of people, she's going to walk right up to the blondest, skinniest girl at the ball. That's what Mattel wanted...a strong, recognizable brand. If you then change everything about her, is she still Barbie? ...Or can we expect the iconic white blonde to be leading this diverse army to the toy shelves? WE WILL SOON FIND OUT! Today, we check out what is probably a nice sized chunk of Barbie's new world, along with some Super Hero types that will be giving Hot Toys a run for their money...

Play Fair Brings Toy Fair to Kids!

Play Fair, presented by LEGO and Nickelodeon, is a celebration of play and entertainment for all ages, debuting at New York City’s Javits Center on February 13-14, 2016, and tickets for the highly-anticipated event are selling quickly. Participating brands include Hasbro, Mattel, Marvel, Cartoon Network, Crayola, Bandai, Toys“R”Us® and Warner Bros.

Hosted by the Toy Industry Association (TIA) and LeftField Media, Play Fair will offer attendees fun-packed, interactive experiences with the toys, characters, and personalities beloved by kids and families!

Toy Fair 2016: Deadpool’s Big Red Rocket Is Coming!

Huhuhuhu. So pervy. With the Deadpool movie opening in theaters across the states this weekend, Factory Entertainment drops another bit of news on us! You'll note the extreme lack of actual Deadpool movie merchandise at toy retailers this week (i'm giving you the stink eye, Disney), but our toy making friends are doing their best to crank out and get a timely release for anything comic related they can produce. Funko has Pops and plush, there's a plethora of mugs, T shirts, and various nicknacks...and now Factory Entertainment shows off what we are sure will be a highly sought after item in the coming months...

Toy Fair 2016: Hasbro Announces Transformers-Inspired Album

Transformers Roll Out heralds the global pop-culture Transformers phenomenon, featuring a collection of hit original songs inspired by the Hasbro Transformers franchise from leading established and up-and-coming alternative, rock and alt-pop artists, morphing together to create an epic portfolio of hard-hitting tunes that truly embodies the soul of the HasbroTransformers brand. The album will include tracks from chart topping rock band ‘Bush’ and front man Gavin Rossdale, lending powerhouse vocals in “This House is on Fire” and will also feature up-and-coming alt-rock group Mount Holly on the album’s lead title track “Roll Out.” Transformers Roll Out is being released on Sony Music’s RED Associated labels and is available for digital pre-order on Feb 9th at iTunes:

Toy Fair 2016: Factory Entertainment's Toy Fair Preview

As our favorite companies prepare to strut their stuff in the heart of New York City this weekend, you can be sure to see a lot of sneak previews and straight up reveals coming from all ends of the earth to amp up your geek-excite levels! Now Factory Entertainment joins in on the fun with a quick look at what awaits you in their booth this year, coupled with some images from UK Toy Fair.

Factory Entertainment will be debut this year’s most exciting, highly-detailed collectibles at this year’s New York Toy Fair, February 13-16. Based on today’s hottest entertainment properties, Factory Entertainment will introduce new products and categories to appeal to pop culture enthusiasts of all ages.

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Superbowl Spot with ALL THE KRANG!!!

And the people cried out to the heavens and said....Oh Bay, blow up as much of the city as you want, just understand that Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles was originally intended to be a semi-serious spoof on super hero comic books. It should be equal parts goofy, thoughtful, heartfelt and action packed with insane visuals seemingly dreamed up by rabid 12 year olds and monsters who talk....FUCKING EVERYWHERE!! That's all we need. Please and thank you. And the Bay looked down from his secret spy satellite with the giant laser array always pointed at Canada and said..Hmm....K. ....AND THEN HE JUST MIGHT HAVE GONE AND DONE IT. Real talk...I'm somewhat excited for the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie...even if i'm sure they fucked up Casey Jones. Let's catch up with the boys in their newest TV spot which premiered tonight during sportsball..

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Toy Fair 2016: Living Dead Dolls Welcome Creeps Under Your Bed & Horror Icons In Your Head

Mezco's Living Dead Dolls have been around longer than most of your children. Our creepy lil kid friends constantly surprise us with new designs, expanding our perception of all things creepy and exploring the world's history of horror while nodding to the iconic fiends of horror films...and sometimes making those icons one of the family! Mezco invited us to drop by and take a look at all that's in store for us in creepy baby land for 2016. Let's start with a peek under the bed...

Series 31: Don't Turn Out The Lights
A rustle in a dark corner, a bump in the night, a noise under the bed can all cause such a fright. These are the things of bad dreams and plight, we strongly suggest you Don’t Turn Out The Lights.

The Living Dead Dolls proudly reveal their newest nightmarish series based on the things that make us afraid of the dark, featuring five dolls who exist only in the twilight:

Friday, February 5, 2016

Toy Fair 2016: Mezco's One:12 Collective Impresses On All Levels

Last year, if you would have asked a seasoned collector to point at the most impressive action figure line of the moment, you would probably see many a finger pointed squarely at the Hot Toys 12 inch lines. This year, not only do they have a great deal of competition in their own category, but Mezco has stepped up with their One:12 Collective line and looks to raise our expectations, forcing the rest of the pack to re-think what a quality collector product should look like.

Redesigning the 6" scale figure category by combining posable action figures with real cloth outfitting, in a similar fashion to the 1/6th scale and larger collectibles. Mezco's One:12 Collective line will present a multitude of different characters from numerous brands.