Hey readers been a min since I have reported on anything, so I would like to remind everyone that Da Vinci’s Demons season 2 premieres March 22, 2014 on STARZ Channel at 9pm. I know this show is not exactly animation per my usual post. But I have to tell you it’s totally worth the watch. I watched the entire first season last year and was immersed by the gothic backdrops and intense monologues. This is a serious show, the entire first season was pure drama centered around the Catholic church’s politics in renaissance Italy. I find it funny the second season falls within Lent this year! So if you are into history-art-catholicism-politics-drama this show will tickle your fancy in so many ways. Da Vinci’s Demons is created and executively produced by David S. Goyer, whose notable work includes the most recent Batman Trilogy and Man of Steal movies along with his upcoming movies Justice League (2017), Metal Gear Solid and untitled Superman-Batman Project set for 2016. You will definitely see Goyer’s love for comics in Da Vinci which is another cool thing about the show, the mixed media. Check out Da Vinci’s Demons season 2 synopsis, video clips and pictures below. Let me know what you thought of the first season and if you are excited about season 2 in the comments!
New York Toy Fair 2014, Hasbro reveals the Inquisitor double-blade lightsaber, the signature weapon of Sith Inquisitor who uses the force of lightning. Designed for role-play be a villain of the Star Wars Rebels. The Inquisitor Lightsaber is ages 4+ estimated retail price $29.99. Star Wars Inquisitor Lightsaber lets kids and adults choose the way they due opponents, with three ways to play – single blade, double-bladed power or launch the force disc for a long-distance strike! Star Wars Rebels Inquisitor Lightsaber will be a great toy for Halloween 2014 or an upcoming Star Wars con. Check more of my New York Toy Fair 2014 Hasbro Star Wars preview below.
At the 2014 New york Toy Fair Hasbro rolled out the royal carpet with a huge My Little Pony Friendship is Magic Equestria Girls display. The Hasbro booth gives us a sneak peek at the new animated musical My Little Pony Equestria Girls: Rainbow Rocks with all-new merchandise inspired by the movie. Featuring some really amazing fashion dolls, playsets, and vehicles. Which brings me to my one of my favorite Equestria Girls dolls, DJ PON 3 which completely caught my eye. Not say all the new pony fashion were rocking. What’s cool about DJ Pon-3? (besides she’s dj’ing pony) is Pon-3’s matching Rockin’ Convertible, that has removable windshield that turns into wearable rave glasses. Check out more of my 2014 New York Toy Fair Hasbro recap below.
At the 2014 New York Toy Fair I spotted by one of my favorite booths Activision to check out what’s new with Skylanders and what new characters will be dropping this year. For spring Skylanders rolls out the eggs with a very an exclusive Skylander Swap Force – Springtime Trigger Happy. Residents of Skylands gather together for the annual Dragon Egg Hunt, celebrating the arrival of spring time. In his enthusiasm for the event, Trigger Happy has dyed himself and his rocket in the pastel colors of the season. Now disguised as a dragon egg, his new mission is to end up in the basket of a lucky kid… and not a dragon! Check out more 2014 New York Toy Fair Skylanders coverage below along with the play preview for Springtime Trigger Happy below.
Hasbro unveiled new merchandise inspired by the 2014 Marvel movie Guardians of the Galaxy in theater August 1, 2014. At 2014 New York Toy Fair I got a sneak peek preview from Hasbro gave at all the upcoming interactive fun from Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy animated film. Hasbro’s toy line features innovative electronic figures and role-play accessories based off the characters of the film which includes awesome spaceships and aliens. Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy follows a diverse team of five aliens, led by PETER QUILL of Earth (a.k.a. STAR LORD) and featuring GAMORA, DRAX THE DESTROYER, GROOT and the wisecracking, genetically modified ROCKET RACCOON. Together, these self-described Guardians of the Galaxy will team up to defeat cosmic evil that threatens the entire universe. Check out my recap below and more details of the Hasbro x Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy toy line.
Playmates all-new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Basic Action Figures made its debut at the 2014 New York Toy Fair. Based off the popular Nickelodeon cartoon series Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Sunday on Nick. Playmates has added new action figures featuring beloved characters from the original 90′s TMNT animated series. There will be two releases throughout the year totalling 25 new action figures in store for 2014. The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles basic action figures Spring release will include action figures: Casey Jones, Kirby Bat, Rahzar, Mutagen Man, Slash, Tiger Claw and the four LARP Turtles – Leo the Knight, Mikey the Elf, Donnie the Wizard and Raph the Barbarian. Figures launching in fall 2014 will include: the Robotic Foot Soldier, Dojo Splinter, Newtralizer, Squirrelanoid, Biotroid and Mikey Turflytle. Check out more details and pictures below.
Up next from McDonald’s Happy Meal, collectible cups inspired from the upcoming LEGO Movie characters. McDonald’s Happy Meal LEGO MOVIE features 9 collectible character cups that included LEGO Batman, Uni Kitty, Badcop, Emmet, Wildstyle, Metal Beard, Vitruvius and Lord Business. Make sure you collect all 9 cups! The LEGO Movie hits theaters February 7, 2014. Check out Warner Bros. The LEGO Movie “Man of Plastic” newest featurette below.