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Diamond Select Toys’ Ghostbusters Series 6 kicks off the Firehouse Diorama Build-A-Playset

This week, Ghostbusters Select Series 6 ships to comic and specialty stores, and it marks a new era of Ghostbusters products from Diamond Select Toys. After completing the rooftop diorama with Series 1-5, all of which were based on the original film, Series 6 is based on Ghostbusters 2, and includes the first pieces of the firehouse doors!

“We’re Back” Ray Stanz, Geared Up Louis Tully and Vigo the Carpathian launch the Ghostbusters 2 line, with exclusive diorama pieces in Select packaging at comic shops and specialty stores. Non-diorama versions are at Toys”R”Us in thinner packaging, and both include accessories and interchangeable parts.

Ray and Louis each come with a proton pack, walkie talkie, ghost trap, alternate hands and proton stream. Ray, in his grey jumpsuit, comes with additional gloved hands and a removable Santa hat, as seen in Ghostbusters 2. The Select versions of Ray and Louis each come with a front door of the firehouse, while the Select version of Vigo the Carpathian comes with the sign from Ghostbusters 2, as well as a corner segment of the building.

Pre-orders are open for Series 7, with “We’re Back” Egon Spengler in grey, Slime Blower Winston Zeddemore and museum employee Janosz Poha. Janosz will be exclusively available at comic shops and specialty stores, in Select packaging, with Oscar, a lenticular disappearing Vigo painting, and a pair of baby-holding hands for Vigo. Instead of Janosz, Toys”R”Us will get a translucent Terror Dog with two sets of horns. They should ship this summer.

Series 8 just opened for pre-orders with “We’re Back” Peter Venkman, “We’re Back” Winston and Slime Blower Ray, all of whom should arrive this fall.

Just unveiled at the New York Toy Fair, Series 9 and 10 of the Ghostbusters line will feature the Real Ghostbusters, from the 1980s cartoon of the same name. Egon, Winston and Slimer star in Series 9, with all new heads and gear for Egon and Winston, and new faces (and a bus driver hat) for Slimer. Series 10 will feature Peter, Ray and a fully articulated 9-inch Stay-Puft Marshmallow Man. Each will come with a piece of the firehouse diorama at comic shops and specialty stores, and they will be solicited for pre-orders later this year, for a winter release.

Track down Series 1-6 at your local comic shop, or order from your favorite online retailer!

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New York Toy Fair 2018 – Spin Master

 Hatchimals, Zoomer and Air Hogs (they have a gesture controlled kid friendly drone that’s super cool) are set for another big year for Spin Master, but my toy fair visit focused on two new brands – Fuggler and Flush Force.

Fuggler (Funny Ugly Monster) is a new plush line of creepy cute plush monsters with human like teeth. These have to be seen to be believed…

Flush Force is a collectible line of blind boxed mini-figures with a cute / gross sewer theme. Of course…the box they come in are toilets, urinals and the like. The toys have a great reveal where water is added to the box and they toys are revealed.

You can check these out below.

New York Toy Fair 2018 – Basic Fun

Highlights of the Basic Fun display at toy fair included:

  • PooPeez are collectible minifigures all with a poop theme
  • The Exploding Kittens game will get toys and figures of several scales
  • Their scale arcade games are continuing, Tetris and Ms. Pac-Man are new for 2018.
  • In the Star Wars Science line they have a number of toys will let you excavate a Star Wars skeleton. I can’t say I ever wondered what a Taun Taun’s skeleton looked like, but now I know.

See all this and a ton of other product on display at Basic Fun’s booth below.

New York Toy Fair 2018 – IAmElemental

With a development deal in place with the Jim Henson company, IAmElemental’s toy fair focus was on the debut of their latest 6 1/2″ figure – Wisdom. Wisdom features 30 points of articulation and an awesome bow and arrow and can be seen in the gallery below.

For more details visit IAmElemental.com.

New York Toy Fair 2018 – JAKKS Pacific

JAKKS Pacific has a wide range of products in their portfolio and on display at toy fair.  The gallery below has a good number of what’s new for 2018 in it but highlights include:

  • Harry Potter electronic Wizard Training Wands.  With several modes of play, you can both learn how to master spells or fight another Wizard. These were super impressive in person.
  • Jakks will be supporting ‘Incredibles 2’ with a large line that includes figures, roleplay, vehicles and more.
  • Fanheads are paper art helmets of your favorite sports team with super easy instructions on how to fold and size them.
  • The fan favorite line World of Nintendo will continue.
  • Joining World of Nintendo will be figures and toys from Mega Man. Stay tuned for more details.

New York Toy Fair 2018 – Super Impulse!

During my visit to the Super Impulse show room at toy fair, there were two properties I was specifically looking for, their scaled down replica game cabinets and the ‘Worlds Smallest’ line.

Later this year ‘Frogger’, ‘Dig Dug’ and ‘Galage’ scale arcade cabinets will be released. With their full color screens and authentic game play, these were a favorite of last year’s show and I’m thrilled there are more on the way this year.

The ‘Worlds Smallest’ line is set to expand in a big way with Lincoln Logs (so tiny and cute), Madballs, Tinker Toys, Care Bears and others are set to join the tiny party. Hot Wheels though might be the most exciting as in addition to tiny scale cars, Super Impulse will be introducing scale race track for those cars – including a loop. A track that would have taken the better part of the room will now fit on your kitchen counter. 

New York Toy Fair 2018 – Playmobil Ghostbusters & How To Train Your Dragon

During our visit to the Playmobil showroom at New York Toy Fair, we focused out attention on the upcoming Ghostbusters and How to Train Your Dragon sets that are coming this year.  Of course, there’s a ton of awesome sets coming across a number of themes and I’ll share more details over the next few days.

For Ghostbusters new sets based on ‘The Real Ghostbusters’ will be coming this year and the ghost traps now allow you to really capture ghosts (with the help of your mobile device). 

New for the ‘How to Train Your Dragon’ theme are three new dragons and a sheep sling which will actually toss a sheep.

Check out all these new sets in the gallery below.

New York Toy Fair 2018 – McFarlane Toys Shows Stranger Things, Call of Duty, Star Trek and More

The cases at the McFarlane Toys toy fair booth were stuffed with a ton of new toys across their entertainment licenses. A few highlights:

  • With the initial Stranger Things figures now available at stores, this line is set to grow in a big way
  • Figures from the Call of Duty video game franchise made their debut at the show
  • Star Trek releases for 2018 include Kirk and Picard figures and a Star Trek: Discovery role play phaser
  •  Walking Dead figures continue to be well represented with a new 5″ 3-pack on the way
  • Their construction brand is continuing with new Rick & Morty sets on the way as well as sets from ‘Hello Neighbor’

Toy Fair 2018 – Gentle Giant Ltd and Gentle Giant Toys

Gentle Giant made a splash at this year’s toy fair by announcing an all new division – Gentle Giant Toys which will service mass market retail. This will give Gentle Giant the opportunity to bring the level of quality and detail associated with their specialty market products to stores everywhere. Their booth at toy fair showcased items from both Gentle Giant Ltd and Gentle Giant Toys.

New products on display for Gentle Giant Ltd included polystone bookends of Darth Vader and Stormtrooper (sold individually so they can be mixed and matched), a new Boba Fett statue, a new 4-LOM statue, 4 Wolverines (from his first appearance to Old Man Logan), and new Marvel animated statues.

Everything shown from Gentle Giant Toys was new. Product lines include Star Wars and Marvel Tiny Tins Pocket Pails (scale replica lunch boxes with thermoses),  the return of both Marvel and Star Wars Bust-Ups, Micro Bobble figures, Star Trek fleet flyers which feature starship replicas on suction cup atached flight stands, Star Wars enamel pin (in the form of vintage action figures), Mini Heroes small scale animated statues and Marvel busts.

You can see both the Gentle Giant Ltd. ad Gentle Giant Toys products in the gallery below.

Toy Fair 2018 – Diamond Select Toys

Each year, Diamond Select Toy has a ton of new offerings in their Toy Fair showroom and this year was no exceptions. Standouts included new ‘Real Ghostbusters’ Ghostbusters and a build-a-firehouse, a new line of DC PVC statues and a new Dazzler PVC statue (other Marvel ones also looked great, but Dazzler is a site favorite).

Of course there was much more on display, and it’s all in the gallery below. Also, if you’re a fan of the work Diamond Select Toys did on the Muppets – stay tuned as they are working on a way to get that last wave out starting with the Swedish Chef. Stay tuned for future developments.

Toy Fair 2018 – Funko

Of all the toy fair areas – Funko’s is the largest and most intimidating. Filled from end to end with product, I made every effort to photograph only stuff that hasn’t yet been released – but the gallery below has a ton of Pop!s, Dorbz, Mystery Minis, action figures and more.

A few highlights:

Pop!s:  I was thrilled to see new Buffy Pop!s!  Deadpool, Gossip Girls and Royal Pop!s were also stand outs.  But really, there are still so many Pop!s coming out there’s something for everyone.

Pop! Pez Dispensers: Yes, Pop! and PEZ are merging…there was just a proto pic of this in the booth, but the idea is super fun.

Savage World Action Figures: We’ve seen (and reviewed!) the 5.5″ Mortal Kombat figures, but Funko had 3 additional properties on display for this new, retro, figure format. Of the three the Thundercats were the clear standout.

And this only scratches the surface of what Funko has.  The gallery below is LONG, so sit back and scroll through.

Toy Fair 2018 – Wicked Cool Toys Debuts Pokemon

Wicked Cool Toys today hosted a press event where they debuted their all Pokemon line of products. This is their first year with the property and they aren’t pulling any punches as they have a wide product line that includes multiple sizes of action figures, plush, role play and even collector skewed specialty retail items.

You can see the complete line-up of products below and look for more details on what’s coming soon from Wicked Cool Toys.

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