Toy Fair 2017 – Hasbro’s Transformers Display

At Hasbro’s Toy Fair event today, they opened their showroom up to the media and we got a chance to look at all the new Transformers for 2017. Highlights of the display were new Transformers: The Last Knight toys and the newest entries in both the Titans Return and Robots in Disguise lines. 

Of course the biggest news was actually the biggest in size with the reveal of Trypticon. This huge transforming T-rex features the coolest action feature in years…the ability to snack on other Transformers. He’s on impressive bot!

Toy Fair 2017 – Hasbro’s Marvel Legends

At the Hasbro Toy Fair event, they opened their showrom to the press and I’ve got pics of this year’s Marvel Legends figures and roleplay items. From the upcoming X-Men wave (with Dazzler!) to new Spider-Man: Homecoming and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 figures be sure to check the gallery out below. There’s even a handful of 3 3/4″ figures and roleplay items included.

For details of the reveals from the Marvel brand presentation, check here.

Toy Fair 2017 – Hasbro’s Star Wars

As part of New York Toy Fair, Hasbro opened up the showroom to the media today and here’s shots from the Star Wars area. 

The big debut of the day was the 40th anniversary edition of the original 12 Star Wars figures and a ‘early bird kit’ from the 6″ Black Series. The Jawa and Death Squad Commander figures are making their first appearance at the show, along with a revised Princess Leia.

See these, the remaining 6″ figures and the 3 3/4″ offerings in the gallery below.

Toy Fair 2017 – Big Chief Studios

Big Chief Studios, a personal favorite for their 1:6 scale Doctor Who figures had a display at this year’s toy fair which included their range of Doctor Who figures, James Bond, Thunderbird, Sherlock, Gladiator and Captain Scarlet figures.

On the Who front look for an updated 10th Doctor soon…and there’s word that the 3rd Doctor is the next on the docket of classic Doctors.

Check out their display below.

Toy Fair 2017: Hasbro’s Toy Fair Presentation – Star Wars

Hasbro held their Toy Fair brand preview today and, of course, Star Wars was a focus. Details from the panel are below:

  • 2017 is the 40th anniversary of the release of Star Wars.
  • New 6″: Jawa (no soft goods), Death Squad Commander
  • 40th Anniversary Legcy Pack: Update Early Bird Kit – new Vader
  • Black Series figures are being reissued on vintage cards. Wave 1: Ben Kenobil, Leia, Han Solo, R2-D2, Luke Skywalker
  • Wave 2: Chewbacca, C-3PO, Stormtrooper, Sand Person, Death Squad Commander and Jawa
  • Star Wars Celebration Exclusive – X-Wing Pilot Luke Skywalker on a foil back vintage card
  • Force FX Obi-Wan lightsaber and Black Series roleplay Poe Dameron helmet
  • First Order Stormtrooper Megablaster – lights, sounds, gitd darts and motorized action.
  • 40th Anniversary edition Monopoly
  • Black Series Centerpiece: Luke Skywalker revealed previously, Vader revealed as he boards the Tantive IV

Exclusives:

  • Black Seres 3 3/4″ figures: Proto Boba, Tusken Raider, Ponda Baba and Sandtroopers
  • Target Imperial AT-ACT Driver
  • Gamestop has 40th Anniversary R5-D4

Force Friday II – September 1, 2017

Episode VII Luke Skywalker is coming “soon”

 

 

 

 

 

Toy Fair 2017: Hasbro’s Toy Fair Presentation – Marvel

It’s toy fair, and Hasbro’s annual brand presentations were held today. See below for all the Marvel details revealed during their panel.

Guardians of the Galaxy: Music Mix Star-Lord, Dancing Groot and Growing Groot (12″ figure that grows to 15″)

Spider-Man: Homecoming – Spider-Man Mega City playset – 46″ tall and various roleplay toys.

Marvel Legends

3.75″ Movie 2-packs: Dr. Strange with Astral Dr. Strange, Star-Lord and Yondu, Spider-Man and Vulture, Shocker and Spider-Man and a Thor 2-pack in fall.

Spider-Man 6″ Wave 2: Web wings Spidey, Homemade outfit Spider-Man, Vulture (wings are the build-a-vehicle for the wave), Moon Knight, Cosmic Spider-Man, Tombstone and the Beetle

Spider-Man Movie 2-pack: Iron Man and Spider-Man with a Tom Holland head

Guardians Wave 2 – Death’s Head II, Adam Warlock (with Magus head), Ex Nihilo, Star-Lord in long coat, Gamora, Baby Groot and Rocket, Nebula and Mantis build-a-figure

Kurt Russel as Ego in a movie 2-pack with an unmasked Star-Lord

Thor 6″ Wave (fall 2017) – Lady Thor

12″ Figures: Deadpool (spring 2017), Thor (fall 2017), Hulk (Fall 2017)

Premium Role Play; Thor Mjolnir Electronic Hammer (fall 2017), Star-Lord electronic helmet (fall 2017) which includes a bluetooth 

Pre-orders launched today for the role toys and the GotG 2-pack

Exclusives: 

Amazon Sinister Six 3 3/4 box set on vintage style cards

Toys R Us: Mary Jane and Sider-Man 6″ 2-pack, Cyclops and Dark Phoenix 2pack, A-Force Box Set, Evolution of Groot pack, 3 3/4′ GotG Comic 5-pack

Walmart: 6″ Spider-Man and Vulture 2 pack, 10.5″ Ravager Groot

Target: 12″ Black costume Spider-Man, Thor Ragnarok 2-pack, Marvel vs. Capcom Infinite mystery

Walgreens: 6″ Legends Invisible Woman, Human Torch

And a quick tease: Netflix Daredevil, Elektra, Jessica Jones and Punisher

 

 

 

Toy Fair 2017: Hasbro’s Toy Fair Presentation – Transformers

Toy Fair is in full swing and Hasbro held their annual brand preview presentations. Wih a new movie on the horizon, Transformers continues to be a huge brand for Hasbro. Check out the details from the panel below.

From Kabam is the new mobile game Transformers Forged to Fight, which features a story that spans the entire history of Transformers. The game will be available in Spring 2017. 

Transformers Generations

We’re in the 2nd part of the Prime Wars trilogy – Titans Return. Chapter 3 is Power of the Primes which will debut in 2018. 

Titan Masters: Ramhorn,

Legends: Roadburn, Cosmos (reissue), Seaspray

Deluxe: Krok, Perceptor, Topspin, Kup, Quake, Twintwist, new version of Windblade, Octane, Blitzwing (which will complete the triple changers)

Leader: Overlord

Collection Packs: Chaos on Velocitron – includes, Fastlane, Nautica, Laser Prime and Quickswith with diecast Titan Master Rodimus Prime

Siege on Cybertron: Pounce, Metalhawk, Tidal Wave, Magnus Prime with diecast Thunderwing from BigBadToyStore

Trypticon is also on his way. He stands over 20inches tall and can swallow Titan Master figures. Trypticon also includes Full-Tilt and Titan Master Necro.

Power of the Primes Sneak Peek: Optimus Primal is the fan vote winner from the “Who’s Your Prime” election.

Robots in Disguise – third season launching this spring.

Team Combiners Wave 1 – Strongarm, Bumblebee, Sideswipe, Grimlock forms Ultra Bee

Menasuar and Galvatronus will be the Decepticon combiners

Optimus Prime Race Track Trailer – Prime is over 15″ tall and the trailer turns into a race track

Transformers: The Last Knight

Premier Edition: Steelbane (dragon to robot), Dinobot Slug, Slash, Strafe, Grimlock and Scorn, Drift, Crosshair, Megaton, Hound

Deluxe Edition Bumblebee, an Autobot Sqweeks

Leader Class Megatron

Allspark Tech: placing an Allspark cube into a robot will bring it to life with lights and sound effects – Optimus Prime, Bumblebee, Drift, Hound – 1 allspark cube brings all the figures to life

Dragonstorm features “Cyberfire” hidden messages on the toys. He’s a one step Transformer.

April 24th will be the launch date of Transformers The Last Knight toys at retail.

 

 

Titan Merchandise Announces The Beatles: Yellow Submarine “All Together Now” Collection

Titan Merchandise has announced the second wave of 3″ vinyls in their Beatles Yellow Submarine collection. This collection features the Fab Four – in both glorious black & white and as their older selves (you know, when they are 64), some more crazy Blue Meanies as well as their partners in badness – the Apple Bonker, the Snapping Turtle Turk and the fearsome Four-Headed Bulldog and some wild new Yellow Submarine variants.

You can see them all below and look for them online and in stores this July.

Release Date for Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy Announced

Crash Bandicoot® is back in the Crash Bandicoot® N. Sane Trilogy. This collection of the the 90’s classic Crash Bandicoot®, Crash Bandicoot® 2: Cortex Strikes Back and Crash Bandicoot®: Warped is set for release June 30th with an SRP of $39.99. This release isn’t a straight up reissue as the gamehas brand-new lighting, animations, and recreated cinematics in stunning “N. Hanced Fur-K” and PS4 Pro HD. The games’ soundtracks have also remastered soundtracks.

The storylines for the three games are below followed by the trailer

  Crash Bandicoot – Dr. Neo Cortex has a plan to take over the world, and he wants to create genetically engineered animals to do his bidding. To create his minions, Cortex kidnaps as many animals as he can; Crash Bandicoot’s girlfriend just happens to be one of his victims. Take control of Crash as he runs, jumps, and spins through 30 levels of intense action on three different Australian islands. Only you can help Crash save the animals, save his girlfriend and foil Dr. Cortex’s plot.

 

·        Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back The evil Dr. Neo Cortex is back…out this time to save the world? And he’s asking for help from his arch nemesis, Crash Bandicoot? Is this just a conniving plan to lure Crash into Cortex’s next dastardly experiment? Can Crash win again or will he join Cortex’s mindless zoo? Bigger free-roaming 3-D environments, all-new animations and a whole host of colorful characters – watch as our hero Crash, ice-skates, rodeo-rides a polar bear and jet-packs through zero-gravity in the continuing adventures of Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back – This time he ain’t joking!

 

·        Crash Bandicoot Warped Oh yeah…he’s back…AND he’s ready! It’s a Whole New Time-Traveling Adventure! All new-style gameplay action – scuba dive, ride a motorcycle or a baby T-Rex and go free-roaming airborne in a plane! Play as Coco! Gallop along the Great Wall of China on a tiger, go extreme on a jet-ski and other high-flying surprises! Prove your skills with the new Super-charge Body Slam, Super Slide, Double Jump, Death-Tornado Spin and a Laser-Guided Bazooka. All new enemies include a new Big Boss, Uka Uka, N. Tropy, a menacing Dingodile and of course, the return of some favorites like N. Gin and Tiny. More Action. More Fun. More Puzzles and Secret Levels. And you didn’t think it could get any better!

Super7’s “The Worst” Animated Series in Development

Stoopid Buddy Stoodios, the award winning animation studio behind “Robot Chicken,” “SuperMansion” starring Bryan Cranston, and the upcoming Netflix series “Buddy Thunderstruck”, and San Francisco based toy and apparel company Super7 announced today at Toy Fair in New York that they are teaming to develop an all new animated television series based on Super7’s popular toy line “The Worst.”

There are good guys. There are bad guys. And then there are…“The Worst”! Created in 2016 as a standalone toy line, “The Worst” began with Super7 looking back historically at their favorite franchises and finding that the best (or worst) characters in any given series were usually the villains. With that in mind, “The Worst” grew into an all new line of characters that were the best of the worst, and became an overnight hit with collectors, immediately selling out limited run action figures within days of release.

In the dead of night, “The Worst” are unleashed! The most villainously vile vermin ever assembled lurk in the shadows and plot their evil deeds. What’s the Worst that could happen? Definitely do not expect them to play nice! “The Worst” are the meanest of the mean and the baddest of the bad – simply put, they are the Worst bad guys ever! Their unholy alliance (all of whom will be title characters in the new animated series) features:

  • Black Falcon – Undead Warlord of Doom
  • Robot Reaper – Robotic Harbinger of Death
  • X-2 the Unknown – Mysterious Shadow Assassin
  • Gas Phantom – Ethereal Specter of Evil
  • Batula – Bat Prince of Darkness
  • Snake Tut – Serpent God of Destruction

Super7 Founder Brian Flynn said, “We are really excited about the opportunity to share ‘The Worst’ ideas we have ever had with the world. Starting with toys, and now moving into animation, we look forward to having worse ideas with even worse partners to create ‘The Worst’ animation ever.”

“Being the nerds of nostalgia that we are, we were all in as soon as we saw the art on the packaging for ‘The Worst’ figures.  What could be better than awesome heavy metal inspired art with action figures that only have 5 points of articulation?  Answer?  A cartoon!” said Stoopid Buddy Stoodios co-founder John Harvatine IV.

Led by founders and partners Seth Green, John Harvatine IV, Matthew Senreich and Eric Towner, Stoopid Buddy Stoodios is well known for its Emmy Award-winning stop motion sketch comedy television series “Robot Chicken” which recently aired its eighth season, created and executive produced by Seth Green and Matthew Senreich along with co-head writers Douglas Goldstein and Tom Root for Adult Swim. The team is currently in production on a new special themed to “The Walking Dead” that will premiere in 2017.

They are also the brains behind Sony Crackle’s hugely successful “SuperMansion” starring Bryan Cranston, Yvette Nicole Brown, Keegan-Michael Key and Chris Pine. Season 2 began streaming on February 16.

Most recently, they were responsible for Netflix’s new stop-motion children’s series “Buddy Thunderstruck” in collaboration with American Greetings Entertainment. The highly anticipated show will begin streaming on March 10.

Hasbro Unveils Transformers Titans Return Trypticon

New York Toy Fair is almost here and today Hasbro spilled the beans on the biggest bot of the year – Trypticon. This update of the G1 dino/city bot is huge and has an action feature never seen before in the Transformers line – he can eat other bots! Look for more pics and details tomorrow, but to hold you over, here’s the official description and pics right from Hasbro.

TRANSFORMERS GENERATIONS TITANS RETURN TRYPTICON Action Figure

(Ages 8 & up/Approx. Retail Price: $149.99/Available: Fall 2017)

The TRANSFORMERS battle explodes into uncharted territory when the TITANS RETURN! To control an ancient race of giant, city-sized warriors—TITANS—the AUTOBOTS and DECEPTICONS must harness the power of TITAN MASTERS, smaller bots that give bigger bots enhanced abilities in battle. The ultimate Decepticon weapon is joining the Titans Return battle! Trypticon will destroy everything and devour everyone in his path. The Titan Class Trypticon figure is the largest figure in the 2017 Titans Return universe and is also the biggest Decepticon figure ever made. The towering T-Rex converts between 3 different modes: dino, spaceship, and city.  When the figure is in city mode, it connects to Titans Return Leader Class figures (each sold separately) to form the giant Nemesis Command. When the figure is in T-Rex mode, it can “eat” Titan Master figures: Trypticon can chomp them down, then you can open his stomach to get them out. Comes with a Deluxe Class Full-Tilt figure and a Titan Master Decepticon Necro figure. Additional Titan Master figures are each sold separately, but with so many to collect, the Titans Return battlefield is a veritable all-you-can-eat bot buffet for Trypticon. Full-Tilt figure attaches to the Trypticon figure’s chest. Titan Master figure becomes the head for the Full-Tilt figure and works with all Titans Return Deluxe, Voyager, and Leader Class figures (each sold separately). Also features a storage compartment in the figure’s tail.

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