Toy Fair

IAmElemental Debuting Series 2/Wisdom at New York Toy Fair 2016

tf2016IAmElemental (, creators of the first female action figures designed specifically for children, will reveal the company’s newest collection, Series 2/Wisdom, at Booth #5853 at the North American International Toy Fair on February 13-16, 2016.

Suitable for ages 4+, Series 2/Wisdom is a collection of seven 4” articulated action figures based on the “Elements of Power – superpowers that already exist inside each one of us,” said Julie Kerwin, IAmElemental’s Chief Elemental Officer.  “Our first figures, Series 1/Courage, were modeled on Joan of Arc.  Our muse for Series 2/Wisdom is an inspiring woman, recognized in history as not only a pioneer in STEM learning, but also a polymath – a great thinker on a variety of subjects. We look forward to revealing our muse and her Wisdom Warriors at Toy Fair.”

The design of Series 2/Wisdom continues in IAmElemental’s tradition of providing a strong, healthy female figure, drawing inspiration from ancient warriors as well as modern superheroes.  IAmElemental will begin accepting pre-orders at for Series 2/Wisdom on February 12, 2016, with shipping anticipated in August 2016 to pre-order customers, specialty and online toy retailers.  Individual figures will be available at MSRP $10.99 and complete sets at MSRP $69.99.

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Vandor Brings Retro Gaming, Movie, Superhero and Comic Characters To Toy Fair

tf2016Vandor, LLC, an industry leader in the design and marketing of high-quality licensed consumer goods for home and on the go, is bringing an awesome collection of drinkware, totes and home décor to Toy Fair. All feature on-trend licenses in the retro gaming, movie, superhero and comic categories.

Vandor adds an innovative and playful element to functional products designed for everyday use. A variety of drinkware for travel and home use features unique sculpted shapes and fun elements such as heat reactive mugs which change design when hot liquid is added, and cup sets made out of eco-friendly bamboo. Shopper totes are available in many sizes and designs while retro-style tin totes with metal latches offer fun and function to kids of all ages.

Products are adorned with vivid designs featuring licenses that are favorites among kids and kids at heart.

  • Ever-popular retro gaming licenses include Tetris, PAC-MAN and Sonic the Hedgehog, which are among the best known and highest-grossing video games of all time.
  • Much-anticipated sci-fi and superhero movie releases for 2016: Divergent’s Allegiant-Part 1, Captain America: Civil War, Marvel’s Deadpool, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2, Star Trek Beyond, and Star Wars: Rogue One
  • Beloved cartoon characters such as Disney, My Little Pony, Sesame Street, SpongeBob SquarePants and Peanuts

“Vandor is excited to show Toy Fair visitors our products that appeal to kids of all ages. They’re fun and functional and parents appreciate their high-quality, long-lasting attributes,” explainedDhyani Gardner, Vandor’s vice president, marketing and product development. For more information visit


Toy Fair 2015 – Hasbro’s Star Wars Press Pics

tf15-tnWe’re in the final dash of Toy Fair pics and we’re going to wrap things up with Hasbro’s official press pictures. With Episode 7 on the way later in the year, it makes sense that the Star Wars part of the Hasbro showroom was a little quiet. But there was still some excitement with the debut of Furbacca, Bladebuilders and Star Wars Hero Mashers. Check those out in the gallery below.

Toy Fair 2015 – Hasbro’s Jurassic World Press Pics

tf15-tnWe’re in the final dash of Toy Fair pics and we’re going to wrap things up with Hasbro’s official press pictures. Up first are their toys in support of this summer’s dinoriffic film – Jurassic World. They’ve got a a ton of fun stuff on the way, including some a hands-down, certified awesome role play T-Rex puppet. You’ll be chomping away with this!

Toy Fair 2015 – Funko Pop! Vinyl Official Images

tf15-tnYou’ve seen all the galleries with my own photos of all the cool Funko stuff, now here’s the chance to see all the official Funko photography of the Toy Fair reveals. To make things a little easier, I’ve split these up into a few galleries…up first is everyone’s favorite Pop! vinyl figures. In this gallery you’ll find all the newest reveals from Arrow to The Munsters.

What figures are you looking forward to picking up this year?

Toy Fair 2015 – McFarlane Toys Walking Dead Construction Kit Press Pictures


The Walking Dead construction sets from McFarlane toys were very impressive – their display was insane. Here are official pictures of the sets and a few relevant details. Enjoy!

Walker Barrier

  • Includes two stake barriers.
  • Contains two male herd walkers and one female walker
  • Two walkers can be impaled on barrier spikes
  • Figures feature articulation at main joints

Atlanta Hospital Doors

  • Contains Rick Grimes in his hospital gown and Hospital Corpse Body
  • Includes cafeteria doors, debris and partial hospital hallway

Boiler Room

  • 158 pieces
  • Includes boiler, piping and valves, workshop bench and accessories, including the legendary phone
  • Contains Rick Grimes and Gorged Walker figures
  • Each figure has foot “c” clamp to lock onto building set pieces
  • Figures feature articulation at main joints

Prison Catwalk

  • 352 pieces
  • Includes two set of stairs, sliding cell doors, and collapsible flooring
  • Set is modular and combinable with the upper and lower Prison Cell
  • Contains Hershel and Respiratory Walker figures
  • Each figure has foot “c” clamp to lock onto building set pieces
  • Figures feature articulation at main joints

Prison Cells

  • Includes 100 pieces
  • Includes a 3-sided cell with functioning cell door, partial catwalk, a toilet, sink, cot with
    sheet, and table with character-themed accessories
  • Lower Prison Cell includes either Carl Grimes or Patrick Walker
  • Upper Prison Cell includes either Carol or Flu Walker
  • Modular set that combines with additional Prison Cell building sets

Dale’s RV

  • 484 prices
  • Functioning wheels and door with mosquito screen, two folding chairs (one with umbrella)
  • Dale with binoculars, along with RV and Feasting Walker figures
  • Each figure has foot “c” clamp to lock onto building set pieces
  • Figures feature articulation at main joints

Woodbury Assault Vehicle

  • 372 pieces
  • Functioning wheels, door, walker net and crane
  • Detailed accents such as mud flaps and wood paneling
  • Contains Shumpert figure and netted Walker figures. Each figure has foot “c” clamp to lock
    onto building set pieces
  • Figures feature articulation at main joints

Toy Fair 2015 – DC Collectible Press Pics

tf15-tnToy fair may have been a week ago, but there’s still a few things in the queue to get posted. One of the things I’m most excited to share are the official images from DC Collectibles. They have an impressive slate of products on the way and here’s your chance to see their official shots. And I’ll use any excuse to post pics of those upcoming Batman: The Animated Series and the DC Comics: Icon figures.

Toy Fair 2015 – I Am Elemental Courage Preview

tf15-tnLast year, IAmElemental had a successful kickstarter campaign that launched their first series of figures. At Toy Fair they introduced their first 6.5″ Core Power figure – Courage.

“We launched Series 1/Courage in 2014, including Bravery, Energy, Honesty, Industry, Enthusiasm, Persistence and Fear, and we were thrilled with the rave reviews from collectors, kids and their grownups worldwide,” said Julie Kerwin, IAmElemental’s Chief Elemental Officer.

“Like all of our action figures, our new Courage Core Power figure is a strong, healthy female, with a forward-thinking design and engineering that’s rare among products geared towards girls.  She shows that, when all of the Powers work together, they become something greater than they are individually,” added Kerwin.

While visiting their booth I snapped a picture of their Courage prototype which you can see below along with a rendering of Courage. Series 1 mystery packs are available now and stay tuned for details on how to pick up Courage and the 2nd series of figures!

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Toy Fair 2015 – Minions and Jurassic World Preview

tf15-tnMy last appointment for Toy Fair was Universal Picture’s merchandise preview for their upcoming films Minions and Jurassic World. Jurassic World is set to storm theaters on June 12 and Minions opens July 10th. Product for both movies will hit stores everywhere on May 1st.

Hasbro’s Jurassic World offerings were covered during the Hasbro Toy Fair presentation, but I had a chance to play with the Chomping Dino Head Hand Puppet and it’s pretty much a foregone conclusion that I’ll be buying one of those. Of course Hasbro has some amazing dinosaur toys planned including the Jurassic World playset which your Indominus Rex can rule.

Lego is another key partner for Jurassic World with a number of sets planned with prices from $20 to $130. And if the sets aren’t enough to satisfy your Lego dinosaur needs, you’ll be able to play Lego Jurassic Park on the PC and all the major gaming consoles.

Minions promises to have a huge product line….between interactive electronic figures to shoes, you’ll be able to find the perfect Minion toys. A few things that caught my eye during my preview were the interactive figures by Thinkway toys…so much fun and these are packed with play features. Thinkway Toys will also have a line of blind bagged Minion ‘surprise pack’ figures – these will build on your collection from Despicable Me 2.

Hasbro returns as the master gaming partner with Minion inspired versions of Life, Trouble, Monopoly and Operation set to bring some Minion madness to family game night.  And, of course, Play-Doh’s getting in on the fun with a few Minion playsets on the way.

Finally MegaBlocks is the official construction partner for Minions and have a number of movie inspired sets and blind bagged figures on the way.

Check the gallery out below for a glimpse at some of the product planned for stores on May 1st and look for more details as we approach the street date. Which of the films are you more excited about? Leave a comment below and let me know!

Saban Announce Partners for Power Rangers Franchise

tf15-tnSaban Brands today announced an impressive lineup of new licensees to capture the action and adventure of the Power Rangers franchise through new soft goods inspired by the iconic pop-culture brand. Products will be available in markets across North America and will include swimwear, sleepwear, sportswear, home décor, a limited edition t-shirt collection featuring fan-created art and more.

“Collaborating with these licensing partners allow us to offer new, exciting Power Rangers products into the marketplace,” said Kirk Bloomgarden, Senior Vice of Global Consumer Products, Saban Brands. “These partnerships help us to continue to grow the franchise and engage our passionate fan community, while staying true to the iconic superheroes.”

New Power Rangers licensing partners for 2015 include:

· Bentex/Dreamwave: Boys’ Power Rangers Dino Charge swimwear
· Bioworld: Adult Mighty Morphin Power Rangers sleepwear, underwear, loungewear and Underoos branded underwear sets
· Franco Manufacturing: Children’s Power Rangers Dino Charge bedding and home décor
· Intimo: Children’s Power Rangers Dino Charge sleepwear
· Kids with Character: Children’s Power Rangers Dino Charge sportswear and outerwear
· Threadless: Adult limited edition t-shirt collection featuring fan-created Mighty Morphin Power Ranger art
· Trevco: Boys’ Power Rangers Dino Charge and adult Mighty Morphin Power Rangers print-on-demand apparel
· Wiesner: Children’s Power Rangers Dino Charge footwear

Fans can watch all-new episodes of the newest Power Rangers season, Saban’s Power Rangers Dino Charge, every Saturday on Nickelodeon at 12 p.m. (ET/PT). For more information, please visit and follow Power Rangers on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr and YouTube.

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