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.
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.
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.
Since I’m on a budget and storage space issue these days, I am very picky on what figures I get. The Rogue One toys are now hitting the toy shelves at retailers and this Black Series Sergeant Jyn Erso is on my list. The 6″ action figure has lots of neat details and pose-ability.
I have bought a couple of Hasbro’s Transformers Combiner Wars toy line, well the ones I like so far and here’s one on my list, Combiner Wars Victorion. This is the first all-female robot combiner team features 6 figures: Voyager Class Pyra Magna, Deluxe Class Dust Up, Jumpstream, Skyburst, Stormclash, and Legends Class Rust Dust.
I am not a pin collecting fanatic, but I do have some pins from when I went to SF Giants baseball games and get them as giveaways. Pin collectors and Transformers fans come together with this BAIT collab. Limited to 500 pieces – this is a 2-piece pin set featuring the iconic Autobot and Decepticon logos.
It is time for me to upgrade my “cosplay” Halloween Iron Man costume. As you can see from the picture above – that Iron Man helmet barely fit me and yes it’s for kids, but I made it work using red duck tape to help expand the helmet because my head is too big.
Now Marvel will be producing “adult” role play gear. This new Iron Man helmet is badass. This is great for people who want to cosplay but don’t have time to make their own Iron Man helmet. This is the Marvel Legends Series: Iron Man Electronic Helmet with LED light eyes and sound effects.
For LEGO fans who can build cool stuff, like a detail car, action figure or robot might find it a little easy. Joe Perez aka MortalSwordsman not only built the iconic Decepticons Soundwave in robot mode, but also made it transformable into the classic cassette Walkman player with transformable cassette tapes Laserbeak, Ravage and Frenzy (headphones not included).
Tired of the classic Monopoly property grabbing board game? Now you can travel around the world from Hong Kong to London with the new Monopoly – Here & Now – World Edition powered by BuzzFeed. The goal is get your passport filled up to win the game!
I like buying Hasbro’s Star Wars Black Series line of 6″ figures because of the details and pose-ability, but I never thought we would get full fledge vehicles or spacecraft for the 6″ line. I’m proven wrong with this Hasbro release of the The Black Series First Order Special Forces TIE Fighter. Now that’s a mouthful.
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One of my favorite G1 Aubotcars was Tracks since it transform into a plane mode and fly. Now Takara has made a Transformers Masterpiece version and it looks sweet. Tracks in robot mode looks like his G1 cartoon days and transforms into the iconic 1970’s Chevy Corvette Stingray. Tracks can transform into his classic G1 flight-mode. The Masterpiece figure also comes with other extras, like a flight display stand, Raoul figure and Blaster in boombox mode.
BAIT brings together a 1980’s toy icon, Hasbro’s G.I. Joe and kick’s company New Balance for some kicks. The two popular G.I. Joe ninja’s Snake-Eyes and Storm Shadow will get represented in the New Balance MT 580 sneakers – Arashikage Pack. This will be released in limited numbers and will be dropping next week on October 10, 2015. Prices per pair will be start around $160.00USD.
Are doing a midnight run to Target for the new Star War Awaken toys? Friday, September 4, 2015 will kick-off around the world a celebration of new toys and products for the upcoming Star Wars: The Force Awakens film.
Here’s a look at all the toys:
This year Hasbro kicked-off it’s new theme for their Transformers toy line-up, calling it the Combiner Wars. It’s an homage to the G1 combiner toys and most fans have been waiting for Transformers Generations Combiner Wars Devastator. The 6 Constructicons: Scrapper, Hook, Bonecrusher, Long Haul, Mixmaster and Scavenger have all-new molds, but retain their G1-look. As the Constructicons combine into the Devastator, it now stands a behemoth 18-inches tall.
In the age of digital downloads and streaming music, who goes to the record stores and buys the physical copy? Well, if you’re an old-school fanboy like me, this is one CD you should definitely buy, The Transformers: The Movie Original Motion Picture Score by Vince DiCola. Let’s not mistake these soundtrack CDs for the Michael Bay live-action crap, this is the 1986 animated Transformers flick. Yes, you should be aware The Transformers: The Movie CD which came out in 1986, but that CD featured all the pop songs like “The Touch” & “Dare” and only a couple of score tracks. This release features 25 tracks of music score from the movie.
Toy Fair 2015 kicked-off this past weekend in NYC, so if you’re wanting to know what neat toys will be hitting retail this year, then check these videos out! Sit back, relax and watch this Toy Fair 2015 Playlist:
These cute yellow bubbly characters Minions are very popular from the “Despicable Me” animated films and now they get official licensed Hasbro board games. From the iconic board game Monopoly, this Monopoly Despicable Me 2 Game gets some Minion-twists for fans.
Like a greatest hits compilation CD from a band, Hasbro Studios has put up their own “Best of” tribute to a couple of popular G.I. Joe characters from their various cartoon incarnations. Hasbro Studios gathers the best cartoon clips of Scarlett, Snake Eyes and Storm Shadow.
With the G.I. Joe toy-line not making an appearance at this year’s Toy Fair, who knows what Hasbro is planning for this long toy franchise. Though they have announced they’ve hired a new Brand Manager Mark Weber for the G.I. Joe toy-line. Well, at least Hasbro got the Transformers toy-line correct and this year should be outstanding again. The theme for 2015 is Combiner Wars. Many of the first waves have hit retail brick and mortar stores now.
I remember buying The Loyal Subjects (TLS) x Transformers Wave 1 blindboxes, because I’m a sucker for anything G1 Transformers related. The vinyl figures were decent and it looked cute. Since the 2013 Wave 1 release, TLS have upped the ante with their Wave 2 release with more points of articulation, accessories, sounds and lights. Now with this Transformers Wave 3 released the vinyl figures move a little like action figures and have cooler signature weapons related to the character. Some figures have light up LEDs or sound effects.