New York Toy Fair
Earlier this year at the International Toy Fair in New York City, the LEGO Group unveiled the Yoda Chronicles, which will include a series of books from DK Publishing, video games, movies and, of course, a toy LEGO line. Here is a first look at a new LEGO Yoda and Storm Trooper minifigures from the highly anticipated addition to the series. LEGO Star Wars: The Yoda Chronicles by Daniel Lipkowitz a hardcover book for about $18.99 from DK Publishing and you can pick it up through my site via Amazon. That focuses on the wise Yoda providing facts, pictorials showcasing Yoda training Luke on Dagobah, befriending Wookiees and more all as LEGO. Check out more below.
Back in February I was invited to cover the New York Toy Fair and one of my highlights even though I wasn’t invited too, was the unveiling of Disney Monsters University toy line. The event had special guest John Goodman who is the voice of Sulley, Director Dan Scanlon and Producer Kori Rae. Held in the basement of the Javis Center Disney recreated the entrance of Monsters University, displaying all the upcoming MU toys in the line, which plans to offer hours and hours of imaginative play filled with innovative and interactive features.
You can read some of the highlights of the press release below and detailed pictures of the toys, along with a video of John Lasseter, chief creative officer of Walt Disney and Pixar Animation Studios as he discusses the details of the new line.
Mimoco makers of the Mimobot a line of designer USB flash drives and card readers showed off their lastest collaboration with Hasbro at this years New York Toy Fair. The My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic X MIMOBOT Series of flash drives, available in up to 128GB as well as USB3.0 speeds. The collection features Rarity, Twilight Sparkle, and Rainbow Dash, each of the My Little Pony Mimobot drive’s come with a preloaded extra digital goody called Mimory. A bonus of My Little Pony-themed content includes the MimoDesk personalization suite of super cute wallpapers, icons, and avatars, exclusive MimoByte sound software, as well as an entire digital issue of the My Little Pony comic-book, videos, and a preview of the gorgeous new watercolor Pony adventure book “My Little Pony: Under the Sparkling Sea” by award-winning illustrator Mary Jane Begin!
Read more details below and you can order the My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic X MIMOBOT Series now through Mimoco.
One of my highlights at the 2013 New York Toy Fair is always to see the lovely ladies of the Madame Alexander booth. I have to admit I have never been much of a doll person, I have had a few collectables here and there, though I find myself giving them to someone I know who would really appreciate the articulation collectable dolls have. Regardless I always make a point to come visit Madame Alexander to see what wonderfully delightful doll collaborations that are in store for the upcoming year. Obviously my eyes always dart to the Disney collectables and this year MA surprised me with the 2013 collection which included 10” Tinker Bell and her sister Periwinkle, an 8” Pinocchio (in Pleasure Island) and 10“ Disney princesses, Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty and Snow White, and a 8” Christopher Robin and Classic Winnie The Pooh, all dolls are fully articulated.
Plus Madame Alexander was pleased to show off their 10” Cissette dolls fully articulated, based on characters from the new Disney movie, Oz the Great and Powerful, featuring main characters Oz (Oscar Diggs), Glinda, Theodora and Evanora, all perfectly crafted in costumes reflecting their roles. It also happens to be the 75th Anniversary of the classic Wizard Oz movie.
more photos descriptions and details of the dolls are below.
Hey everyone I am here LIVE covering the 110th New York Toy Fair with my photographer. We had a rough start this morning since we had to be up super early, but it all paid off once we got to the LEGO Press Event. The kind people at LEGO walked us around the LEGO booth and showed us a bunch of the new products from CHIMA, TLTR The Hobbit, Disney’s The Lone Ranger, Star Wars and Marvel Super Heroes that will be emerging in the months to come! After all the hussle and bussle to make it there on time I stuffed myself with a muffin…or two and got to taking pictures (more on that later) but frist I really wanted to share with you the exclusive gift LEGO gave me it’s amazing! A clear 4×4 cube with a NY City W 46th & Broadway backdrop with logo “Secrets To Reveal There Are” featuring a Yoda as tourist in his I ♥ NY Tee-shirt. All of this to promote the launch of “Yoda Chronicles” a very special LEGO Star Wars Event, so stay posted for more information.
Check out more pictures below.
Oh and I forgot part of the Activison Sklyanders event I was given a cool gift bag which included a exclusive 2013 New York Toy Fair Skylanders Giants Chop Chop character with new WOW POW! Thanks Activison!
News dropped that the Disney/Pixar will be unveiling new Monsters University toys and merchandise at a exclusive press event in conjunction with the New York Toy Fair February 11, 2013. Along with the unveiling film director Dan Scanlon, producer Kori Rae, and stars Billy Crystal (Mike Wazowski) and John Goodman (Sulley) will all be in attendance to speak about the new products as well as answer questions about the film.
Also making its debute will be a bunch of new merchandise for the Toy Story, Cars and Brave lines.
Stay posted for more New York Toy Fair News!
Mega Bloks Power Rangers Megaforce is getting a revamp from the ground-up with a focus on action and battle poses with ball joints and added articulation.
Making the new figures easy to manipulate even while it’s attached to block pegs.
Check the preview below.
San-X licenser Dream from Asia was showing off its new line of Rilakkuma concepts, the line showcased bear buddies Rilakkiuma, Korilakkuma and Korilakkuma along with Kiiritori the yellow bird which is Kaoru’s pet. Crazy names to remember but these little bear are super kawaii popular in Asia. The line features tons of plushies, strapy cell phone/ key-chains and plushie wallets in all characters.
Let’s take it down a notch from cute to a little grimy. Neca booth was jam-packed at this years New York Toy Fair so it was hard to move around but I was able to get some really good pictures of a new line of Gremlins toys they will be dropping this Summer. Wow the detail on these were pretty scary. Neca really nailed it when it came to capturing the look of these cute little guys that can turn evil with just a drop of water. The set features gremlins from all 3 movies (I believe) since the theme was entitled Gremlins Magical Series 3. Well let me start the ones pictures above and below Gremlins: Mogwai: Series 1 and 2 both have poseable ears and eyes. Gremlins: Gremlins Series 1 and 2 Action Figure Assortment not sure if they move or not I was scared to touch the display. The Series 1 both Mogwai and Gremlins will be out Spring 2012 the following Series 2 will drop Summer 2012. OK last but not least the Gremlins Prop Replica Stunt Puppet is a cast mold directly from the original films stunt puppet. Hand-painted made of rubber and latex stands 30 inches tall and is very limited to only 1000 worldwide. Honestly it is freaky but amazing in quality, you would have had to be there in person to see how articulate the sculpture is. I really want one for myself but I don’t think I would be able to sleep at night. There were a few other pieces in the collection I’m not to sure about like the electric Gremlins and the Lady Gremlin I will try to figure out if those are available too.