McFarlane Toys Announce Call of Duty Figures In Advance of Toy Fair

McFarlane Toys will bring a line of collectible figures based on the blockbuster video game franchise played by millions worldwide, Call of Duty. The first wave of hyper-realistic Call of Duty collectible figures will include fully articulated, fan favorite characters, including the iconic John “Soap” MacTavish and Simon “Ghost” Riley from the famed Call of Duty: Modern Warfaretitles, with more characters spanning the franchise to be revealed at a later date. Call of Duty collectible figures will be hitting major retailers in the fall retailing at $19.99 USD.
 
“The cool thing that we’re particularly excited about is how these collectible figures tap into the great characters, who we all know and love from Call of Duty.  This franchise has delivered incredible experiences full of iconic and memorable characters, and we’re delighted to bring these characters to life as collectibles to fans,” said Todd McFarlane Owner and CEO of McFarlane Toys.
 
For updates and breaking news regarding McFarlane Toys, fans can visit www.mcfarlane.com as well as check out the McFarlane Toys social media channels.

DC Collectibles Previews Toy Fair 2018

 DC Collectibles, the award-winning line of collectibles from DC Entertainment, will celebrate 20 years of toy-making at this year’s American International Toy Fair in New York. To commemorate this milestone anniversary, DC Collectibles revealed huge plans for its 2018 lineup, including several high-profile collaborations such as a life-size bust of The Joker designed by one of Hollywood’s most celebrated special makeup effects artists, Rick Baker.

DC Collectibles also recruited My Chemical Romance frontman and DC’s Young Animal curator Gerard Way to put his own spin on DC’s iconic Batman and The Joker characters for the company’s longest-running statue line, Batman: Black & White. Other collectibles on tap for 2018 include new action figure sets based on Geoff Johns and Gary Frank’s hit DOOMSDAY CLOCK comic book series and new variants for DC Artists Alley designer vinyls, plus several new additions to popular statue and action figure lines.

Best known for his work on Hollywood blockbusters such as An American Werewolf in London, Men in Black, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Planet of the Apes, Gremlins 2: The New Batch, Star Wars, and the Thriller music video,among others, luminary special makeup effects artist Rick Baker has brought his monster-making talent to one of DC’s most iconic Super-Villains, The Joker. The Joker Bust by Rick Baker is designed, sculpted and painted by Baker and features the same spine-chilling attention to detail that can be expected from the Academy Award winner. Measured at 22.5″ tall, only 200 of these limited-edition busts will be produced, and each will be numbered. Fans can bring home this high-end collectible from DC Collectibles in October 2018 at a suggested retail price of $1000.00.

“DC Collectibles is always seeking out interesting artists from different industries to bring their unique art styles to DC’s popular characters, and we are thrilled to partner with Rick Baker on this sculpture,” explained Jim Fletcher, executive creative director of DC Collectibles. “From the disturbing eyes to the sinister smile, Rick did a masterful job capturing The Joker’s psychotic demeanor.”

“When DC Collectibles approached me about this project, I jumped at the chance to do something with The Joker,” said Baker. “The Joker is one of the most notorious Super-Villains of all time, and I had a blast depicting his twisted and demented personality through this bust. The DC Collectibles team was great to work with and gave me complete creative freedom to bring my version of the character to life.”

DC Collectibles has also tapped acclaimed musician and writer Gerard Way to design original iterations of The Joker and Batman for the company’s best-selling Batman: Black & White statue line. The eccentric character designs are based on sketches Way created for a past story idea and will now be brought to life as 7″ statues in 2018.

“I am extremely excited to have teamed up with the wonderful people of DC Collectibles to bring fans these visions of Batman and The Joker in physical and wonderfully monochromatic form,” said Way. “My ink and wash drawings of these two characters come from a pitch I had created, called ‘Kingdom of The Mad,’ which, in my opinion, is a very dark take on the characters– so seeing them in gorgeous black, white, and grey seems very fitting. I hope fans enjoy these different takes on the characters, and I am honored to now be a part of the Batman: Black & White family.”

“Our Batman: Black & White statue line has always been a great avenue to try new ideas and welcome new artists into the DC Collectibles fold,” said Fletcher. “Gerard’s indie art style is a perfect fit for this series and offers a fresh take on Batman and The Joker that we’ve never seen before.”

DC Collectibles will also debut new DOOMSDAY CLOCK action figures in 2018, based on Geoff Johns and Gary Frank’s critically acclaimed comic book series. The 7″ figures will release in sets of two and will include fan-favorite WATCHMEN characters Dr. Manhattan, Ozymandias, Rorschach and the Comedian, plus two new DC universe characters – Mime and Marionette-created in DOOMSDAY CLOCK.

Capitalizing on excitement for the upcoming DC Artists Alley designer vinyl line, DC Collectibles also revealed new variants for the Hainanu “Nooligan” Salque and Sho Murase waves of figures. Black-and-white editions will be offered for Nooligan’s standard designs of Batman, The Joker and Harley Quinn, and special holiday designs will be offered for Murase’s Poison Ivy, Harley Quinn and Catwoman characters. These new variants join the already-announced standard and black-and-white versions of the Chris Uminga wave that debuts in June. Uminga’s wave will be followed by Nooligan’s vinyls in September and Murase’s in November.

“The feedback for our upcoming DC Artists Alley line has been fantastic,” noted Fletcher. “The first few Chris Uminga figures have already sold out at the retailer level, and we can’t wait for them to hit stores this summer. We hope fans embrace the different variant editions for each artist and collect them all!”

Additional collectibles debuting in 2018 include new DC Bombshells offerings, such as a Batman and Catwoman Deluxe statue, a statue featuring The Joker’s Daughter and a Nurse Harley and The Joker action figure 2-pack. There will also be new character additions to the highly anticipated DC Essentials action figure line and best-selling DC Designer Series statue series.

For the complete list of new items from DC Collectibles debuting in 2018, see below:

 

DC GALLERY

  • The Joker Bust by Rick Baker
  • Reissues: Green Lantern Battery Prop, Yellow Lantern Battery Prop

BATMAN: BLACK & WHITE STATUES

  • The Joker by Gerard Way
  • Batman by Gerard Way

DOOMSDAY CLOCK 7 ACTION FIGURE 2-PACKS

  • Dr. Manhattan and Ozymandias
  • Rorschach and Mime
  • The Comedian and Marionette

DC ARTISTS ALLEY DESIGNER VINYL FIGURES

  • Hainanu “Nooligan” Salque: Black-and-white variant editions of Batman, The Joker and Harley Quinn
  • Sho Murase: Holiday variant editions of Catwoman, Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy

DC BOMBSHELLS

  • Statues: The Joker’s Daughter, Batman and Catwoman Deluxe
  • Action Figures: Nurse Harley and The Joker 2-Pack

DC DESIGNER SERIES STATUES

  • Red Hood by Kenneth Rocafort
  • The Joker by Brian Bolland mini statue
  • Supergirl by Michael Turner
  • Jim Lee Collector 3-Pack Statue Set: Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman

DC ESSENTIALS ACTION FIGURES

  • Black Manta
  • Brainiac

HARLEY QUINN RED, WHITE & BLACK STATUES

  • Philip Tan
  • Michael Turner

Visit dccomics.com/toyfair2018 to learn more and follow DC Collectibles on Instagram and Facebook.

 

 

Hasbro’s HERO VISION Iron Man AR Experience Takes Role Play Toys To New Level

The news from Hasbro keeps on coming as we get closer and closer to Toy Fair. Revaled yesterday is an exciting upgrade to their role play toys with the Avengers: Infiinty War Hero Vision Iron Man AR experience. With the HERO VISION app and this set you become Iron Man as he battles iconic villains. Combing Hasbro’s roleplay toys with AR tech introduces a brand new way to play. Check below for the complete description and images of the HERO VISION AR exerpience and look for more coming from Hasbro this weekend.

MARVEL AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR HERO VISION IRON MAN AR EXPERIENCE

(Ages 8 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $49.99/Available: Spring 2018)

Battle like Iron Man with the HERO VISION IRON MAN AR EXPERIENCE! This movie-inspired mask features a new experience from Hasbro that combines iconic role play with Augmented Reality (AR) technology. Download the HERO VISION app, place a compatible device inside the AR goggles, place AR markers around the play area, put on the AR mask, and then get ready to see digital images from the Super Hero’s world in front of kids’ eyes. Includes AR mask, AR goggles, gauntlet, three AR markers, and one Infinity Stone. Available at most major retailers and on HasbroToyShop.com. The HERO VISION app will be available Spring 2018 in the App Store and Google Play for select devices.  

My Little Pony Cutie Mark Crew Blind Packs Coming This Fall

Toy Fair is right around the corner and Hasbro has shared another Pony preview of toys to come this fall. The Cutie Mark crew are blind bagged toys inspired by My Little Pony and My Little Pony Equestria Girls characters and will be available for purchase this fall for $3.99. See the complete description and preview below and look for more Toy Fair news this weekend.

MY LITTLE PONY CUTIE MARK CREW BLIND PACKS

(Ages 3 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $3.99/Available: Fall 2018)

Discover how magical friendship can be! Inspired by MY LITTLE PONY and MY LITTLE PONY EQUESTRIA GIRLS characters, these blind packs have a fun surprise inside. Each pack has an adorable character figure in a new 2-inch size and shape and a matching accessory. There are ponies, seaponies, and EQUESTRIA GIRLS characters to collect and imagine stories on both sides of the EQUESTRIA magical portal. Includes a stackable case as well as a collector card to encourage storytelling. Look for 2 waves, 24 figures and accessories per wave. Each sold separately. Available at most major toy retailers nationwide and on HasbroToyShop.com.

Hasbro Previews My Little Pony Ultimate Equestria Collection

Toy Fair is right around the corner and Hasbro has previewed their MY LITTLE PONY ULTIMATE EQUESTRIA Collection. Available this fall, the collection acts as the perfect introduction to the brand and includes 10 figures, including the beloved Mane 6 and other favorite Pony characters. Check out the complete official description and pictures below.

MY LITTLE PONY ULTIMATE EQUESTRIA Collection

(Ages 3 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $59.99/Available: Fall 2018)

Find friendships in every corner of EQUESTRIA! With this collection, kids can play with a complete set of pony friends. This set includes 10 figures total: TWILIGHT SPARKLE, FLUTTERSHY, RAINBOW DASH, RARITY, PINKIE PIE and APPLEJACK; the three princesses: Princess Celestia, Princess Luna, and Princess Cadance; and SPIKE THE DRAGON, the adorable sidekick to TWILIGHT SPARKLE! A perfect introduction to the brand, start a collection with this ultimate set of friends. Available at most major toy retailers nationwide and on HasbroToyShop.com.

Bluefin To Showcase Studio Ghibli Lifestyle Products At Toy Fair 2018

Bluefin, the leading North American distributor of toys, collectibles, and hobby merchandise from Japan, Asia and more, heads to one of the industry’s biggest annual events and will introduce attendees to the Studio Ghibli lifestyle brand at Toy Fair 2018. 

Established in 1985 and considered a national treasure of Japan, Studio Ghibli was founded by the visionary director Hayao Miyazaki and is a legendary animation film studio renowned for full-length feature film classics including My Neighbor TotoroKiki’s Delivery Service, and the Academy Award-winning Spirited Away. These films have been acclaimed by legions of fans and critics internationally. 

Bluefin is an official North American master distributor for Studio Ghibli products with a catalog of over 250 SKUs from a variety of officially licensed Japanese licensees. A collection of over 100 unique lifestyle items will be on display at Toy Fair 2018.

2018 marks the 30th Anniversary of the release of My Neighbor Totoro. Bluefin will celebrate the property with a lush garden atmosphere inspired by the film in its booth during Toy Fair. A variety of officially licensed Studio Ghibli products from world-class Japanese manufacturers such as Benelic, Ensky, Skater, and Marushin will be displayed. Toy Fair attendees are invited to marvel at the incredible level of detail and superb craftmanship in each product.

Notable featured products include:     

  • My Neighbor Totoro Figure Collection – Packaged blind boxes offer surprises for collectors and spotlight memorable characters from the landmark film. 12 figures total.
  • New Studio Ghibli Art Crystal Puzzles with Stained Glass effect for My Neighbor TotoroKiki’s Delivery Service and Spirited Away. Several designs will be displayed.
  • No Face, Jiji, Kodama Coin Banks – Final production run for 2018 is available now. These unique and collectible products are not expected to be produced for the North American market again.

The Bluefin booth also will be accented with a display of Studio Ghibli concept products from a variety of licensed Japanese manufacturers. Samples will include:

  • Licensed Paper Goods – Chiyogami, Paper Theater, Figural Origami
  • Totoro Mino Yaki Pottery
  • Totoro/Wafu Pattern Totoro Jubako
  • Soft Totoro and Jiji Blankets
  • Figural Sofa and Bed Cushions
  • Totoro and Jiji Tote Bags
  • My Neighbor Totoro Statue
  • Puzzle Bowl (Spirited Away, My Neighbor Totoro, Kiki’s Delivery Service)
  • Metal Business Card Holders (Spirited Away, My Neighbor Totoro, Kiki’s Delivery Service and Princess Mononoke)
  • Totoro Key Houses

Hasbro Unviels My Little Pony Playset In Advance of Toy Fair 2018

With toy fair just a week away, Hasbro has preivewed its My Littly Pony Twilight Sparkle Magical School of Friendship playset. The Magical School of Friendship is set to be a new location featured in the upcoming season of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic which kicks off on March 24th. 

The complete description and images of the playset are below and look for more Hasbro Toy Fair news over the course of the next week!

MY LITTLE PONY TWILIGHT SPARKLE MAGICAL SCHOOL OF FRIENDSHIP Playset

(Ages 3 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $59.99/Available: Fall 2018)

Inspired by the storyline in MY LITTLE PONY: FRIENDSHIP IS MAGIC Season 8, the TWILIGHT SPARKLE Magical School of Friendship playset brings her school to playtime! Both classrooms are themed around classes in the series, taught by the Mane 6! Including a 3-inch TWILIGHT SPARKLE pony figure and school accessories, she can explore classrooms, store accessories in the lockers, reveal magical colors in the fashion class, and ride the elevator. The entryway beams with light, and the scroll on the roof lights up to show images from the series. Available at most major toy retailers nationwide and on HasbroToyShop.com.

 

 

8th Season of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic Kicks off Saturday, March 24th

Calling everypony (and creature) in Equestria — Twilight Sparkle’s School of Friendship is in session! On Saturday, March 24 at 11:30a/10:30c, Discovery Family premieres the eighth season of MY LITTLE PONY: FRIENDSHIP IS MAGIC with 26 half hour episodes complete with seven original songs, new characters and tons of friendship! New episodes of the Hasbro Studios’ produced animated series will also stream live and on demand on Discovery Family GO, the network’s TV Everywhere app.

Following the events of “My Little Pony: The Movie,” in the back-to-back season premiere episodes titled “School Daze Part 1” and “School Daze Part 2,” the Mane 6 discovers that the Friendship Map has expanded to show the world outside Equestria. Through two exciting original songs, Twilight Sparkle learns that friendship needs to spread beyond the limits of the kingdom and decides to open her very own School of Friendship. But things come to a head when the new non-pony students ditch class on Friends and Family day, putting the entire school in jeopardy!

This season, viewers will witness major milestones featuring the introduction of Starlight Glimmer’s parents, Princess Celestia’s big acting debut and Spike’s journey to adulthood — getting his wings. Additionally, the Mane 6’s Twilight Sparkle, Rarity, Applejack, Pinkie Pie, Rainbow Dash and Fluttershy are accompanied by six new creatures including Ocellus the Changeling, Silverstream the Hippogriff/Seapony, Smolder the Dragon, Gallus the Griffin, Yona the Yak and Sandbar the Pony, joining them on epic adventures throughout new and familiar lands such as Mount Aris, Everfree Forest, Las Pegasus and more. Fan-favorite characters Maud Pie, the Cutie Mark Crusaders, Queen Chrysalis and Discord return with exciting storylines and a whole lot of magic! 

Leading up to the season eight premiere, Discovery Family celebrates all things pony by binging the most magical episodes from the past seven seasons during the PONY PALOOZA takeover beginning bright and early at 6a/5c on Saturday, March 17 and running all week long during the day up to the season premiere on Saturday, March 24 at 11:30a/10:30c. Revisit legendary moments throughout the series including the royal wedding of Princess Mi Amore Cadenza and Shining Armor, the crowning of Twilight Sparkle as a princess, the birth and “Crystalling” of Baby Flurry Heart, the origin of the Mane 6 cutie marks and classic guest appearances from “Weird Al” Yankovic as Cheese Sandwich, Patton Oswalt as Daring Do super fan Quibble Pants and William Shatner as Grand Pear.

Launched in 2010, MY LITTLE PONY: FRIENDSHIP IS MAGIC follows the magical Princess Twilight Sparkle and her trusted assistant Spike, who live in Ponyville in the enchanted land of Equestria, along with her colorful pony friends – honest Applejack, generous Rarity, kind Fluttershy, loyal Rainbow Dash and fun-loving Pinkie Pie. Together, they teach one another valuable lessons about the most powerful magic of all – the magic of friendship. 

MY LITTLE PONY: FRIENDSHIP IS MAGIC is produced by Hasbro Studios for Discovery Family. Stephen Davis is the executive producer for Hasbro Studios. To learn more, go to www.discoveryfamilychannel.com, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/DiscFamily and on Twitter@DiscoveryFamily.

Details Announced for Jumangi: Welcome to the Jungle Home Video Release

Experience this year’s biggest and best family fun adventure starring some of Hollywood’s most popular actors when JUMANJI: WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE debuts on digital March 6 and on 4K Ultra HD/Blu-ray, Blu-ray and DVD March 20 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. In addition, the physical skus will also include digital versions of the movie, redeemable via the all-new Movies Anywhere App. Explore the vast and exciting world of Jumanjiwith Dwayne Johnson (Fast and the Furious franchise), Jack Black (Goosebumps), Kevin Hart (Ride Along) and Karen Gillan (Guardians of the Galaxy franchise) as they work together to beat the mysterious game they were drawn into so they can return to the real world. JUMANJI: WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE also stars Nick Jonas (“Scream Queens”) and Bobby Cannavale (Ant-Man).
 
Now fans can experience what it’s like to be transported into the world of JUMANJI: WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE.  For the first time ever, the home entertainment packaging will feature a Snapchat Snapcode that unlocks an augmented reality experience. When fans pick up a copy of the film on Blu-ray or DVD at any retailer and scan the Snapcode with their Snapchat app, they will find the jungle brought to life right in front of them. Once there, they can record their experience and share it with their friends. There will be an additional Snapcode on an insert inside the package, exclusively for consumers who purchase the disc, that will trigger a second first-of-its-kind AR experience that will bring the characters from Jumanji into your living room.
 
With the Digital, Blu-ray and DVD releases of JUMANJI: WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE, fans can delve even deeper into Jumanji with the amazing bonus materials packed with more laughs, more action and more fun, including a hilarious gag reel, a music video and three behind-the-scenes featurettes. Prepare to be rocked when Jack Black and Nick Jonas share their mind-blowing take on an original theme song for the film in the epic music video “Jumanji Jumanji.” Fans can follow the intrepid guide, Nigel, as he leads them through a behind-the-scenes journey showcasing how this epic adventure came to life in “Journey Through The Jungle: The Making of Jumanji.” In “Meet the Players: A Heroic Cast,” Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, Jack Black and Karen Gillan discuss the fun they had diving into character and working with each other. Fans will also hear from the team of talented visual effects artists on how they created one of the film’s most exciting scenes in “Attack of the Rhinos!” The Blu-ray and digital releases contain two additional exclusive featurettes, including “Surviving the Jungle: Spectacular Stunts!” a firsthand look of how the most eye-popping stunts were conceived and executed. “Book to Board Game to Big Screen & Beyond! Celebrating The Legacy of Jumanji” is a loving and nostalgic look at the enduring legacy of Jumanji as the cast and filmmakers reflect on the beloved original 1995 film and how the new film honors the original’s exciting history.
 
Synopsis:
When four high-school kids discover an old video game console with a game they’ve never heard of–Jumanji–they are immediately drawn into the game’s jungle setting, literally becoming the avatars they chose: gamer Spencer becomes a brawny adventurer (Dwayne Johnson); football jock Fridge loses (in his words) “the top two feet of his body” and becomes an Einstein (Kevin Hart); popular girl Bethany becomes a middle-aged male professor (Jack Black); and wallflower Martha becomes a badass warrior (Karen Gillan). What they discover is that you don’t just play Jumanji–you must survive it. To beat the game and return to the real world, they’ll have to go on the most dangerous adventure of their lives, discover what Alan Parrish left 20 years ago, and change the way they think about themselves–or they’ll be stuck in the game forever …
 
Based on the book by Chris Van Allsburg, JUMANJI: WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE was directed by Jake Kasdan from a screen story by Chris McKenna and screenplay by Chris McKenna & Erik Sommers and Scott Rosenberg & Jeff Pinkner. The film was produced by Matt Tolmach and William Teitler and executive produced by David Householter, Jake Kasdan, Dwayne Johnson, Dany Garcia, Ted Field and Mike Weber.
 
Blu-ray and Digital Bonus Materials Include:
  • Gag Reel
  • “Jumanji, Jumanji” Music Video by Jack Black and Nick Jonas
  • Five Featurettes:
    • “Journey Through The Jungle: The Making of Jumanji
    • “Meet the Players: A Heroic Cast”
    • “Attack of the Rhinos!”
    • “Surviving the Jungle: Spectacular Stunts!”
    • “Book to Board Game to Big Screen & Beyond! Celebrating The Legacy of Jumanji
DVD Bonus Materials Include:
  • Gag Reel
  • “Jumanji, Jumanji” Music Video by Jack Black and Nick Jonas
  • Three Featurettes:
    • “Journey Through The Jungle: The Making of Jumanji
    • “Meet the Players: A Heroic Cast”
    • “Attack of the Rhinos!”
4K Ultra HD Bonus Materials Include:
  • Feature film presented with Dolby Vision high dynamic range and Dolby Atmos sound
  • Also includes the film and special features on the included high-def Blu-ray
     
JUMANJI: WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE has a run time of approximately 112 minutes and is rated PG-13 for adventure action, suggestive content and some language.
 
The Movies Anywhere Digital App simplifies and enhances the digital movie collection and viewing experience by allowing consumers to access their favorite digital movies in one place when purchased or redeemed through participating digital retailers. Consumers can also redeem digital copy codes found in eligible Blu-ray and DVD disc packages from participating studios and stream or download them through Movies Anywhere.  Movies Anywhere is available only in the United States.
 
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Bluefin Teases Toy Fair 2018 With Bandai Shokugan Super Mini-Pla Model Kits and Iconic Guncam White Base

Bluefin, the leading North American distributor of toys, collectibles, and hobby merchandise from Japan, Asia and more, heads to New York City this month and announces its participation at Toy Fair 2018 with a variety of new and notable products from the Bandai Shokugan brand.

This year, Bluefin celebrates the 25th Anniversary of the launch of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers with the Shokugan Mini-Pla Titanus kit, to augment Megazord and Dragonzord Super Mini-Pla Kits, which are available now from leading retailers. Both releases are fully articulated and faithfully recreate the proportions and details from the original Mighty Morphin Power Rangers TV series. By combining all 5 Zords from the Megazord kits with the Dragonzord kit, fans can create the all-powerful Mega Dragonzord! Both kits can also be combined with the Titanus unit to form the Ultrazord – the ultimate Power Rangers robot.

As the Super Mini-Pla name implies, these compact model kits offer simple pre-colored snap-together assembly. A nipper or sprue cutter (sold separately) is highly recommended for assembly, but the kits do not require glue.

Bluefin also completes its Shokugan Super Mini Pla display with another legendary Japanese robot, King of Braves Gaogaigar Super Mini-Pla Kit.

Finally, a stunning new product from the Gundam Converge series – the White Base – the iconic mobile suit space carrier depicted in the popular long-running anime sci-fi series.  This is a hard-to-obtain Premium Bandai version. Only limited quantities are available.

 

Bluefin will be located at Booth #5331.

Toy Fair 2018 takes place Feb. 17-20 at the Jacob K. Javitz Convention Center in Manhattan, NY and is a leading annual industry event produced by the Toy Industry Association™, Inc. (TIA), a non-profit trade association representing all businesses involved in manufacturing and distributing toys and youth entertainment products to consumers. TIA’s more than 900 members account for approximately 90 percent of the annual U.S. domestic toy market of $22 billion. Show details are available at: http://www.toyfairny.com.

 

BANDAI SHOKUGAN TOY FAIR PRODUCTS

Shokugan Super Mini-Pla Power Rangers Titanus ·  MSRP: $150.00 · Available May 2018

The 3rd and latest release of the Super Mini-Pla series features the mighty Titanus. Fans can combine the new kit with the Megazord and Dragonzord to form the Ultrazord – the ultimate Power Rangers robot. Titanus can be posed in both Carrier Mode and Attack Mode and moves under battery power. A must-have for any ardent Power Rangers fan.

Shokugan Super Mini-Pla King of Braves Gaogaigar · MSRP: $43.00 · Available March 2018

Back by popular demand is the King of Braves Gaogaigar. A must-have item for any sci-fi model builder and/or fan of the Super Mini Pla series. Gaogaigar is able to be constructed from 4 component smaller robots – Gaigar (Galleon), Stealth Gao, Liner Gao and Drill Gao. Enjoy this kit that features high detail construction. 

Shokugan FW Gundam Converge White Base · MSRP: $300.00 · Available May 2018

From the Premium Bandai brand comes this stunning new product from the Gundam Converge series – the White Base – the mobile suit carrier deployed by the Earth Federation from the Gundam Universal Century timeline. Featuring an impressive size, this Premium Bandai version comes with 3 converge size figures from “Operation V,” Gundam, Gun Cannon and Guntank – which can be stored insider the White Base’s catapult deck. The figures also have special imprint, “WB.”

Shokugan Power Rangers Megazord Super Mini-Pla Set · MSRP: $60.00 · Available Now!

Set consists of 5 core Zords – Tyrannosurus, Mastodon, Triceratops, Saber-Toothed Tiger and Pterodactyl that can be combined to form the Power Ranger Megazord. The kit also comes with a Power Sword accessory. Enjoy the Megazord by itself or with the Dragonzord to create the all-powerful “Mega Dragonzord.”

Shokugan Power Rangers Dragonzord Super Mini-Pla Kit· MSRP: $45.00 · Available Now!

Catch the debut of the Dragonzord, the Zord of the Green Power Ranger. Enjoy the Dragonzord by itself, or go into Dragonzord Battle Mode by combining it with the Mastodon, Saber-Toothed Tiger, and Triceratops Zords from the Megazord kits. Collectors also can combine all of the components from the Power Rangers Megazord Super Mini-Pla Set to create the all-powerful “Mega Dragonzord.”

 

Hasbro Reveals Venom Marvel Legends, Titan Hero and More

Today Hasbro shared details on a number of new products featuring everyone’s favorite symbiote – Venom! Hasbro revealed the first two figures, Venom and Carnage, from a Venom-themed wave.  The build-a-figure and other characters planned for this wave are unknown.

Also revealed today were Titan Hero versions of Venom and Carnage and 6″ 2-pack (think the Black Panther “kid” figures on shelves now) of Venom and Carnage.  All these products will be on store shelves this fall.

Complete details and pictures are below.

MARVEL VENOM TITAN HERO 12-INCH Figure Assortment
(Ages 4 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $9.99/Available: Fall 2018)
Evil comes in an over-sized scale in the kid-favorite TITAN HERO SERIES line! Each 12-inch scale
character features multiple points of articulation and comic-inspired design. Characters include
VENOM and CARNAGE. Each figure sold separately. Available at most major retailers and on
HasbroToyShop.com.

MARVEL VENOM 6-INCH Figure 2-Pack
(Ages 4 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $19.99/Available: Fall 2018)
Recreate intense battles with VENOM and CARNAGE in this criminal 2-pack! Each 6-inch scale
figure features several points of articulation and comic-based design. Includes two figures.
Available at most major retailers and on HasbroToyShop.com.

MARVEL VENOM LEGENDS SERIES 6-INCH Figure Assortment
(Ages 4 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $19.99/Available: Fall 2018)
A new lineup of Super Heroes and Super Villains join the LEGENDS SERIES in an impressive 6-inch
scale! Featuring extensive articulation and detailed design, each figure comes with a different
Build-A- Figure piece. Collect all the figures in this wave to complete the impressive Build-A-
Figure. Includes characters from the comic books such as VENOM and CARNAGE. Each figure
sold separately. Available at most major retailers and on HasbroToyShop.com.

Com2us Teams Up With Funko For Summoners Wars Collectibles

Com2us today announced that it has entered into a licensing agreement with Funko LLC, a leading pop culture consumer products company, to create a new line of Summoners War collectibles featuring the Pop! Vinyl style in addition to apparel, accessories and a range of digital products.

Under the agreement, Funko will reimagine the Summoners War universe and its iconic characters by integrating the design aesthetics of its best-selling Pop! lineup of collectible figures. This agreement also includes the design and manufacturing of apparel and accessories as well as digital products, such as emojis (still and animated), digital cards and Pop! Yourself— Funko’s 2D/3D custom avatar offering. Funko has agreed to sell the product line across its online channels and mobile app, as well as third-party platforms.

“We are thrilled to be the first South Korean gaming company to team up with Funko and see their take on Summoners War’s iconic characters,” said Casey Lee, CEO of Com2us USA. “As Com2us continues its robust venture into merchandise licensing and entertainment media, we want to ensure the Summoners War brand is in the hands of creative minds that are at the vanguard of shaping trends and setting standards. Funko is a leader in the collectible space, so we are confident that this agreement will greatly enhance our licensing portfolio.”

The agreement with Funko is Com2us’ second high-profile signing since the November 2017 announcement of its agreement with The Walking Dead creators, Skybound Entertainment. Com2us has continued to ramp up its collaboration efforts by engaging best-in-class companies to expand the Summoners War IP into new product and entertainment verticals. 

“We strive to license every pop culture property that we believe is relevant to today’s consumer and are thrilled to add this global top ten grossing mobile game to our roster,” said Andrew Perlmutter, President of Funko. “As we continue to expand our broad offering of licensed pop culture consumer products, we believe Funko and mobile gaming fans alike will love our distinct and whimsical take on the Summoners War universe and their rich characters.”  

Mass rollout for the new product range will be available worldwide. Additional details on the selection of the first collection of Summoners War Funko products will be revealed in the coming months. 

IAmElemental to Unveil New Female Action Figure at Toy Fair NY

IAmElemental, creators of the first female action figures designed specifically for children, will reveal the company’s new Series 2/Wisdom Warrior Core Power action figure at Booth #5207 at the North American International Toy Fair on February 17-20, 2018.

IAmElemental’s strong, healthy female action figures invite girls and boys to develop their character by playing with “The Elements of Power.”  The company’s Series 1/Courage figures, modeled on Joan of Arc, were launched on Kickstarter to worldwide acclaim in 2014.  Series 2/Wisdom followed in 2016, with ancient Alexandrian STEM pioneer Hypatia as the muse.  Each series culminates in the release of a 6.5” Core Power figure, which is a fusion of all Elements in the series. 

According to IAmElemental’s Chief Elemental Officer, Julie Kerwin, “Our Series 2/Wisdom Warrior Core Power Figure represents seven Superpowers that reside inside us all: Creativity, Ingenuity, Curiosity, Logic, Exploration, Mastery and Oblivion.  Kids and collectors alike are sure to appreciate this fierce Wisdom Warrior.  Her translucent bow, shaped like a sliver of the moon, references both Artemis, the mythic huntress, as well as Creativity’s power to hunt down new ideas.  Her armor and cape combination derive from both Logic and Mastery.  And her hair’s intricate yet battle-ready style — a nod to Hypatia’s Egyptian birthplace — continues our theme of power as action.”

The Wisdom Warrior Core Power Figure features more than 30 points of articulation and includes removable accessories including a helmet, armor, powerful bow and arrow, and Wisdom shield.  The figure will retail for $24.99.

IAmElemental was named a 2017 Toy of the Year finalist by the Toy Industry Association in the Rookie of the Year and Action Figure of the Year categories for its Series 1/Courage figures.  Its Series 2/Wisdom figures are finalists for 2018 Toy of the Year in the Action Figure category.  In November 2017, the company announced a partnership with The Jim Henson Company to develop a new animated children’s television series based on its popular female action figures. 

Hasbro Announces Marvel Legends Black Panther Helmet

Hasbro today announced the latest addition to their high quality line of prop replica / role play items with the new Black Panther helmet. The helmet features movie inspired details and flip up eye lenses. You can see the complete description and pictures below. Look for this on store shelves this fall.

MARVEL LEGENDS SERIES BLACK PANTHER HELMET

(Age Adult/Approx. Retail Price: $99.99/Available: Fall 2018)

Gear up like the warrior king BLACK PANTHER with this 1:1 full-scale premium role play electronic helmet! Adjustable to fit most heads, this helmet features Vibranium-inspired design with flip-up eye lenses and intricate detailing. Includes movie-inspired Vibranium light effects. Requires 3 AA batteries, not included. Available at most major retailers and on HasbroToyShop.com.

Hasbro Previews New My Little Pony Equestria Girls In Advance of Toy Fair

Hasbro gave a quick toy fair preview today with the reveal of the MY LITTLE PONY EQUESTRIA GIRLS FRIENDSHIP POWER Assortment. Hitting stores this fall, these figures play a clip from the “Equestria Girls Forever” song by pop sensation Angelic and say other phrases from the animated YouTube show.  The complete description and a preview picture of these new Equestria Girls is below and look for more from Hasbro’s Toy Fair during our upcoming coverage.

MY LITTLE PONY EQUESTRIA GIRLS FRIENDSHIP POWER Assortment

(Ages 5 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $19.99/Available: Fall 2018)

The EQUESTRIA GIRLS “pony up” when they tap into their individual strengths and join together to harness friendship’s power! This assortment includes SUNSET SHIMMER, RAINBOW DASH and TWLIGHT SPARKLE figures. Press the button on their torso for lights and sounds! Each 11-inch tall doll has 5 points of articulation, styled hair and colorful Cutie Mark-inspired fashions. See how magical the power of friendship can be! Each sold separately. LR44 batteries included. Available at most major retailers and on HasbroToyShop.com.

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