Recap of Toy Fair 2017

toyfairnyc1701Toys 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.

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Frankie’s Garage: Hardcore Hot Wheels Collector

hotwheelscollectorbruceI 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.

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Illest x Hot Wheels Collection

hotwheelsillestHot Wheels fans get some urban streetwear treatment by Illest.  This Illest x Hot Wheels features Hot Wheels inspired patterns with the Illest style.  The capsule collection includes hoodies, graphic tees, shirts, stickers and accessories.

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Frankie’s Garage: The Ultimate Hot Wheels “Back to the Future” DeLorean

backtothefuredeloreaneliteMattel Hot Wheels has released several 1:64, 1:43 and 1:18 scale “Back to the Future” AMC DeLorean cars, now this summer June 2016, Hot Wheels will be releasing a limited production run of the 2016 Hot Wheels Elite 1:18 Ultimate Edition Time Machine.  This elite edition will feature LEDs, sound effects and extra car parts, so “Back to the Future” fans can make all 5 versions of the AMC DeLorean time machine from the series.

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Mattel DC Super Hero Girls Action Figures

superherogirlcover00Just for us comic book fan-girls, Mattel recently launched a Barbie-like 12″ doll line-up of DC Comics female superheroes featuring Wonder Woman, Supergirl, Batgirl, Harley Quinn, Bumblebee and Poison Ivy.  And now on sale are the 6″ action figure line-up with various points of articulation.

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The Barbie Collection: Batman v Superman Black Label

thebarbiecollectiondcdawnofjusticeMattel’s Barbie toy line is known for producing Barbie dolls, but hold up now.  My face does a double-take.  Say what?  Barbie will also be doing Batman v Superman figures and these figures actually look decent.  Mattel’s primo Barbie line, The Barbie Collection Black Label will be producing 3 Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Collection – Wonder Woman, Superman and Batman.

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Toy Fair 2015 Video Playlist

toyfair2015Toy 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:

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Vogue Paris gets Barbie-Style Packaging

BarbieFashion01Photographer Giampaolo Sgura for Vogue Paris had novel idea of taking pictures of fashion models and their accessories in a Barbie-style packaging box.  Well, just like my childhood, I had lots of Barbie dolls growing-up and I remember fondly roaming the Toys’R’Us aisles in the Barbie section.

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Hulk Smash Hot Wheels

marvelhulksmashhotwheelsboxHey, if you’re a little disappointed with Kevin Feige’s Phase 3 announcements with no Hulk flick with Mark Ruffalo, then you can start smashing things with this Hulk toy set.  This is from Mattel (ironic that they make all the DC action figures) – this is the Hot Wheels – Marvel Avengers Assemble Hulk Smash Spin-Out Play Set.  Now that was a mouthful, try saying that 3 times aloud.

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Matty Collector DC Comics Total Heroes

batmanbeyontthTotal Heroes is another line-up of DC Universe 6″ action figures and you can find these figures at big box stores like Target and Wal-Mart.  I bought a few of these Total Heroes like Batman and The Flash, since I liked how they look and it was ten bucks.  Now these already sold out at Matty Collector, these are Total Heroes Ultra editions, meaning they come with more accessories like various interchangeable faces, hands and weapons.  The Batman Beyond figure looks really cool and you can probably find them online somewhere at the $25-35 price range.

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30th Anniversary Ghostbusters 2 Packs

ghostbusters2packs00Celebrating 30 years of the iconic film Ghostbusters, Mattel has launched a 2-pack action figure exclusive on their Matty Collector website.  The first 2-pack features Peter Venkman & Egon Spengler and the second 2-pack features Ray Stantz & Winston Zeddemore.  The 6″ figures are articulate, comes with various accessories and special 30th anniversary packaging.

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Mattel Toys: A Look Inside the Toy Company

mattelBarbie, He-Man, Uno, Hot Wheels, just to name a few toy product lines from toy company Mattel.  CBS Sunday Morning takes a look inside the fun factory.  Make toys for a living.  How cool is that?

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Custom LEGO Masters of the Universe

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If you can’t afford to buy all of Mattel’s He-Man Master of the Universe’s toys and figures, why not just build your own from LEGOs?  And that’s what custom LEGO builder Alex Jones (Orion Pax) has done.

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Custom built LEGO Castle Grayskull

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Wowza.  This is pretty neat.  From the He-Man Master of the Universe world, here’s a custom built LEGO Grayskull Castle by David Frank (AKA Fraslund).

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Great Scott!

First, Nike with the Nike Air MAG Mcfly in 2011.

Now, Mattel announced they are making a replica of the hover board from BTTF2 an BTTF3.

Back to the Future II – Hoverboard Replica

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