This past weekend was Toy Fair in London. There were a lot of cool toys shown by manufacturers, set for release this year. All below photos came from the Idle Hands site and each topic below has a link back to that site with many more images and details. The hell with this preamble, let’s just look at what’s coming out!
Ultimate Spider-Man Figures
The animated show on Disney XD will feature Spidey villains The Sinister Six next season: Doc Ock, Rhino, Kraven the Hunter, Electro, Lizard and Green Goblin. And Spider-Man will gain some allies: The Iron Spider (Amadeus Cho), Kid Arachnid (Miles Morales), Scarlet Spider and more. Looks good. There’s more Spider-Man merchandise, too.
Funko has tons of stuff scheduled for the year including, obviously, just about any license you can think of for its Funko Pop line. Battlestar Galactica, Daredevil, Clueless, Alice in Wonderland, Doctor Who, Fast and the Furious and tons more. Plus a huge growth to their Dorbz line. There’s a LOT of images on this Idle Hands post. Just… a LOT.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Now that the movie’s been out for a month, the onslaught of action figures has begun in earnest. There’s a big wave of 3.75″ figures and the larger Black Series line. Funko Pop stuff, too. Nerf guns. Click here to see it all.
Rick and Morty
Cryptozoic makes some great table top games and they’ve created one based on Rick and Morty. Mr. Meeseek’s Box O’ Fun. In this dice game, players draw Request cards. Simple things like “Make Me a Sandwich” or “I Want to be a More Complete Woman.” Then roll your dice and see if you complete the Request. If not, press the button and summon Mr. Meeseeks to help you out. He wants to help. He hates his existence. As soon as your Request is completed, he can cease to exist! Due this fall.
Diamond Select has statues, retro plush dolls and of course a lot of Minimates. Minimates for Alien, Ninja Turtles, X-Files, Captain America: Civil War and more. They also have some action figures but the ones of Mulder and Scully for X-Files look like butt:
Click on over to Idle Hands to see the full list and images of what Diamond Select has lined up.
DC Collectibles Suicide Squad Statues
Just some artwork for these statues. DC says they’ll be released in 12-inch scale. The art seems to either be a scan of the actors in costume or maybe mockup art for what the statues will look like. See the whole line at Idle Hands.
Captain America: Civil War
There’s a bunch of decent looking 6″ figures coming out. You can see them on this Idle Hands article. Worth looking through. Although the power up armor definitely seems to be a toy conceit, just like they did with the recent Star Wars line. But for my money, the funniest image was this kid trying to look like he’s having fun while wearing an embarrassing mask.
Neca may have a bad reputation for figures that break but their sculpts are top notch. The line can be seen in full here. It’s an 8″ figure line (how appropriate) but interestingly features full tailored clothes on the figures. Interesting idea.
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
No surprise that there are a bunch more figures for DC’s big movie this year. Some seem to be invented just for the toys. But who knows, maybe Batman and Superman do have multiple outfits with specialties. The Heat Vision Superman looks coolest. That’s actually a great costume, somewhat reminiscent of the Red Son Superman from the comics. More images and details at Idle Hands.
Half Moon Bay Merch
Half Moon Bay makes all sorts of licensed stuff, notably some really nice handbags. They have DC, Doctor Who, Star Wars and a lot more. A LOT more. Definitely scan through Idle Hands’ full photo montage.
This year they have licensed figures based on Mass Effect, Assassin’s Creed, Titanfall, Attack on Titan, and Gears of War. They also have expended their brick construction line to include Five Nights at Freddy’s.
Lego is expanding its Nexo Knights line which is a building set with a gaming app component. There’s also more City, Friends and Ninjago. A lot of Star Wars stuff based on The Force Awakens, although no LARGE sets. A few DC Comics and several Marvel. Marvel has a lot of Captain America: Civil War and Spider-Man (cartoon version) but no X-Men despite the new movie coming out.