My first appointment of Toy Fair 2012 was with Underground Toys, who are set to have a banner year. Their products lines include the Doctor Who, Star Wars, Sonic the Hedgehog, and Ghostbusters license. In the past few years their products have gained more and more momentum at retail, particularly their talking plush items which you can find at Toys R Us. Here are a few highlights for 2012 – check the galleries for images of everything on display.
Doctor Who: There were no new Classics 5″ figures on display – but I was assured that there’s more on the way, so rest easy. What was new? Doctor Who science themed kits, a TARDIS rubbish bin (which was fantastic), new talking plush (different color Daleks, the Silent, a Matt Smith Doctor), DIY Ceramic TARDIS and Dalek, and Doctor Who watches (these were gorgeous). Also much of the recently released and announced items from UK Toy Fair were on display.
Star Wars: Demonstrating how diverse Underground Toys have grown, a huge portion of their booth was allocated to Star Wars and other non-Doctor Who properties. In general most of the new product for 2012 were new additions to their talking plush lines. Jumbo Darth Maul, Darth Vader and R2D2 join their Jumbo Chewbacca figure.
Sonic the Hedgehog: This is a new property for Underground Toys and they introduce it with both clip on and larger talking plushes. In the larger plush – Sonic and Tails are wave 1, with the other pair following later in the year.
Ghostbusters: The Ghostbusters talking plush line expands this year with Slimer joining the talking plush lines. As previously several sizes of plush are available – and don’t worry; Stay Puft Marshmallow Man is sticking around as well.
Thanks to the wonderful folks at Underground Toys for taking time out of toy fair to talk to AwesomeToyBlog. See the gallery below for images of everything on display!