The Chibi-style has been a popular pop-toy creation with the kawaii big head and small proportion body. S2 Toys Studios aka Sam Cheng builds his own custom cute transformable Autobots called Chibi-Formers. He’s created an Optimus Prime, Jazz, Sideswipe and Grimlock figures.
This game is fun for all ages at the dining table with family and friends, well mostly “kids” that like toilet humor. Hasbro introduces Toilet Trouble Game. Spin the toilet paper roll and see if you flush or spray it.
SEGA’s mascot Sonic gets the Kidrobot 3″ blind box figure treatment. Each of the Sonic characters is mounted on the iconic gold ring stand. There are 14 figures including the chase figures to collect.
This year The Loyal Subjects will have their Action Vinyls line-up in many Walmart stores. These collector blind box 3″ action figures will feature Dragon Ball Z, Masters of the Universe and Mighty Morphin Power Rangers “The Movie” characters. The TLS Action Vinyls will also have exclusive Walmart chase figures.
Playmates has been pushing out various lines of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle action figures, but if you just want a cool vinyl figure for display or on your workstation, then take a look at the exclusive Kidrobot TMNT 8″ Black Fade Colorway. Each limited edition colorway figure comes with their signature weapon and color.
Lately Hot Wheels has been putting really cool JDM cars from the past and present at retail shelves. As you can see from my picture, I’ve been collecting tons of Hot Wheels JDM-type cars. Hot Wheels Car Designer Jun Imai talks his love for classic Nissan cars and creating the 1/64 diecast scale Nissan Fairlady 2000 for Hot Wheels.
I sometimes buy LEGO sets just for the minifigures because they are so cute and cool. Most fans display and play with their minifigs, but this guy does one step further by photographing LEGO minifigs in action poses or funny scenes. Photographer Sofiane Samlal aka Samsofy has an eye for photographing LEGO minifigures, while making the political statement or social commentary in our world around us.
Hot Wheels is well known for some of their crazy and wacky car designs. With the life-size build of the Star Wars X-Wing Carship, Hot Wheels also announced the 1/64 scale diecast model for their toy lineup.
A popular Star Wars campaign took place on the icy planet of Rhen Var. Known as the Battle of Rhen Var, LEGO custom builder Markus builds an awesome recreation of the Rebel base with fighters in action and Imperial troopers on the attack. The detailed diorama features LED lights, a command center & hangar bays with X-Wings, Y-Wings and Landspeeders. It was a 10-month build with over 250,000 LEGO bricks and 250 minifigs.
I do admit that I find the Star Wars: The Force Awakens Electronic Chewbacca Mask annoying! The “Chewbacca mom” got her 15 minutes of viral fame and let’s move on. This is what I really want – the Hasbro Black Series Imperial Stormtrooper Electronic Voice Changer Helmet. This helmet is aim for adult fans that don’t want to “cosplay.” The adult size helmet has sound effects and electronic voice changer so you can talk like a Stormtrooper.
One of the most popular Star Wars toys was the AT-AT Walker and in the upcoming Rogue One film, a variant version of the AT-AT is introduced, the Imperial AT-ACT. While the AT-AT is a heavy offensive weapon and troop carrier, the AT-ACT carries heavy materials and weapons.
Besides the Autobahn and Oktoberfest, Germany also has a neat miniature train museum in Hamburg City. If you fancy Tyco train sets as a kid, then this miniature model train land is for you. The Miniatur Wunderland is always expanding every year. They now have on display 9 city/landscape sections. This model comes alive with sights and sounds that are run by Miniatur Wunderland employees using specific built computers and software.
HK toy maker known for making detailed collectible action figures makes a collectible work of art – the Star Wars – Stormtrooper – Porcelain Pattern Version. Hot Toys redefines the classic Stormtrooper look with a Chinese porcelain floral pattern on this 1/6th scale figure.
Japanese toy company Bandai is known for their awesome Gundam snap-it plastic model kits. Now they introduce Star Wars Plastic Model kits. Bandai is using new technologies and toy manufacturing process to produce highly detailed snap-on Star Wars plastic model kits.
I have around 300-400 diecast cars in my collection. Its a mix of Hot Wheels, Matchbox and Tomica diecasts, but this guy takes the cake. Toy car collector Bruce Pascal’s Hot Wheels collection is valued at over a $1 million dollars. This guy is hardcore with a Hot Wheels inspired room to put his over 3,500 plus Hot Wheels toys. Bruce also has 175 special Hot Wheels prototypes.
It was the year 1991 when SEGA launched their video game mascot Sonic the Hedgehog on the world. Celebrating 25 years this year, SEGA and Kidrobot releases Sonic the Hedgehog Medium Figure with 2 colorway version and is limited to 200 pieces. The scene is from Christmas Island, the mini-diorama features Sonic getting ready to grab rings.
One of my favorite playset/vehicles is the Star Wars Millennium Falcon. I have memories of looking at the Kenner Millennium Falcon in toy catalogues and watching the TV ads. Disney BOXED takes a look at designing and crafting the Playskool Heroes Star Wars Jedi Force Millennium Falcon Playset. This is the Toys”R”Us exclusive version featuring 4 figures: Han Solo, Chewbacca, C3-PO and R2-D2.
Funko’s popular line of Pop! figures gets some Cowboy Bebop action. One of my all-time favorite animes is Cowboy Bebop. The Pop! Animation line will feature Spike, Jet, Faye and Ed. These figures will drop this December 2016.
Kidrobot is back with another Street Fighter vinyl toy series. This Street Fighter V series features some new characters and new artistic design. Vinyl Pulp host Eddie does an unboxing and review of these new 3″ art toys.
If you have not watch Netflix’s Stranger Things, I suggest you do. Get a Netflix account and then binge watch Stranger Things! I was hoping Super 7 or something would do a ReAction line, but for now – Special Ed Toys and toy artist George Gaspar aka couchgrouch produced this cool Eleven action figure. The action figure also comes with that 1980s-style toy packaging.
Look at these cute mini-carved pumpkins! The Pumpkin Patch was created by artist Hedley Wiggan and is on display at Legoland Windsor Resort in the UK for the month of Halloween. The mini Jack O’ Lanterns took over 60 hours to carve.