Classic video games from the 1980s gets the vinyl figure treatment by Funko. This new Mystery Mini series theme is all about Retro Video Games like Pac-Man, Ms. Pac-Man, Frogger, Q*bert and Mega Man. The blind box packaging are made like old school video game arcade cabinets. The series features 12 figures: Centipede, Coily (Q*bert), Dig Dug/Taizo, Frogger, Fygar (Dig Dug), Mega Man, Ms. Pac-Man, Pac-Man, Pookah (Dig Dug), Q*bert, Shadow/Blinky and Speedy/Pinky.
Get even more creative with LEGO bricks with these Toy Block Compatible Adhesive Tapes by Nimuno Loops. Compatible with LEGO, Mega Bloks, Kreo and various other building brick toys. Funded through Indiegogo, these Nimuno Loops Toy Block Compatible Adhesive Tape were created by Anine Kirsten and Max Basler.
Toys for 2017! Toy industry event Toy Fair 2017 took place last week in NYC. Many toymakers like Hasbro, Mattel, Funko, Playmates and Jakks Pacific made their toy reveals for the new year. Website MUReview.net has lots of cool articles and pictures of the event like the Transformers cast at the Hasbro booth checking out all the cool upcoming Transformers Movie toys.
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.