Entrance to Toy Fair 2015 at the Jacob Javits Center in New York.
Toy Fair went down in New York this past week. As usual, no actual kids were allowed. This was toy manufacturers’ chance to show off what’s ahead for them. Stuff that looks to be popular this year? Dinosaurs, more stuff from Frozen, customizable toys, and awkward attempts to shoehorn technology in. For instance, there’s a Barbie that listens to what your kids say and responds. The Barbie is wifi and stores what your kid talks about in the cloud so that Mattel can update her phrases. It sounds ripe for hackers to get into so that they can listen to a family’s home. Or there’s the return of the Viewmaster, but instead of the cardboard discs with photos, you slide a smartphone in. Anyway, there was some cool stuff and we’ll share it below.
Hot Toys has a new Star Wars figure, featuring this super-realistic Obi Wan Kenobi.
Hasbro has this fine looking Ant-Man (and big ant!).
Love the screw for scale. Lego Ant-Man seems to have 2 versions.
Minimates has new Ninja Turtles based on the Nickelodeon show, with swappable heads.
Diamond Select is releasing realistic-looking Ghostbusters action figures like this Winston.
Diamond Select is making Worf. Good sculpt but not the best detail with paint.
Ninja Turtles Minimates based on the original comic books.
Ray Stanz by Diamond Select.
A TIE Fighter for Lego’s Ultimate Collector’s series (lots of bricks).
Nerf made a gun based on the needler that some aliens use in the Halo games.
The Delorean from Back to the Future by Hot Toys runs over $300 and can fit their 1/6 scale figures.
Hasbro will have a line for Transformers called Combiner Wars featuring their combiner teams. The Constructicons set runs about $150.
McFarlane Toys will continue to release Walking Dead brick sets including Dale’s RV.
If you buy 4 of the Tower sets, you could build this (would cost you about $240).
Funko will release a new vinyl line called Dorbz. Here are their DC figures.
Funko will release a new vinyl line called Dorbz. Here are their Marvel figures.
Lego Avengers Tower features several Ultron drones.
Lego will have a Star Wars playset based on the Death Star throne room seen in Return of the Jedi.
A Lego Skyhopper, unseen in the original versions of the film but mentioned by Luke as what he used to drive around back home.
NECA has plans for a quarter-scale movie line featuring horror icons, action heroes like Terminator, sci-fi classics like Planet of the Apes and movie versions of the original Superman and 80s/90s Batman.
NECA has had huge success with their “cel shaded” versions of figures based on 8-bit videogames. They have plans for Rambo, Godzilla, Predator and more.
Dark Horse will release statues based on HBO’s version of Game of Thrones.