If there’s one thing Star Warsis known for (other than the movies of course), it’s their robust line of toys and action figures. Back in the late seventies and early eighties, it was the line of toys that really helped to spread the good word of Star Wars (and deepen creator George Lucas’ pockets). Since then, the toy industry has enjoyed a great deal of profit when it comes to licensing figures based on movies, but it doesn’t come without controversy. When Star Wars: The Force Awakenslaunched their line of toys, there was one figure who was mostly absent and this caused a real stir. Now, thanks to people like Star Wars actress Daisy Ridley (Scrawl, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and Only Yesterday), the action figure industry has changed forever.
There was once a Godzilla toy that stood about 2 to 3 feet tall, spit paper fire and bizarrely fired his fist like a projectile; it’s rare, it’s fondly remembered, and it’s about to get some competition from a brand new version of the King of Monsters, a toy made to promote the upcoming movie from Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures. (more…)
Are you planning a trip to DisneyWorld sometime between May 18 and June 16? Good. Save an extra C-Note because for the low, low price of $100 you can have yourself immortalized as an action figure in carbonite.
Where do you sign up? First, you have to make a reservation by calling 407-WDW-TECH (407-939-8324). Then you go to Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Orlando, FL on Star Wars Weekends, get your picture taken, have it scanned, and after a little sculpt work… Voila! It’s an 8-inch figure of you. In carbonite.
The result? Well, I guess kind of like this one of George Lucas. But, you know, smaller.
And here’s the flyer for Disney’s Star Wars Weekends. Note the awesome Donald Duck as Darth Maul drawing.
Every year hundreds of manufacturers, distributors, and sales agents from around the globe gather in one location to showcase their toy and entertainment products for the coming year.
You know what that means?
It’s time for the international New York Toy Fair. If there was one place where you could let your inner child go absolutely crazy it would be here. With over a thousand exhibitors, it’s hard not to.
There are all types of toys to choose from, classic toys from yesteryear, new movie tie-in toys, and toys for all ages, brought forth from the wacky minds of the toy masters at Mattel, Lego, Hasbro and many, many more. These are the products that will be hitting store shelves everywhere all year long that may flop, or become the hottest must have toy for Christmas.
Take a stroll through the New York Toy Fair courtesy of NerdBastards “Gallery of Toys” below and let your fellow NerdBastards know which are keepers and which will clutter store shelves until their thrown into the 50% off bin in the comments section below.
In the gallery below you will find images for:
-Marvel and DC ‘Super Hero’ LEGO sets. (via)
-Lord of the Rings LEGO Set (via)
-Playmates new line of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles line of action figures, vehicles and playsets (via)
-Bane and Catwoman Figures from Movie Masters (via)
-Mattel’s latest additions to their Ghostbusters line (via)
-Mattel’s DCU, Justice League, Young Justice and More (via)
-Mattel’s Voltron Line (via)
-Mattel’s newest addition to their massive Master of the Universe line (via)
-Batman Arkham City Figures from Square Enix (via)
-E.T., Rocky, Predator and other figures from NECA (via)
-HASBRO’s ‘Avengers’ Line(via)
-HASBRO’s reintroduction to Marvel Legends (via)
For further details, including figure specs and release dates please hit up the respective via links
What is it these days with movie spoilers coming out of toy tie-ins? First we had The Lizard debuting as a PEZ dispenser, then the possibility of seeing the Red Skull in The Avengers, and now we know what Batman’s new ariel, bat-themed mode of transportation is officially called.
It’s called…The Bat.
Does everyone else’s mind jump to Hank Venture dressed in an awful Batman costume, running through the halls of Baron Ünderbheit’s fortress in Ünderland, saying, “I am the bat.” No? Just me? Okay.
Wireless Goodness released the FCC filing, wherein three mockups of new Hot Wheels‘ products were remote-controlled toy cars from The Dark Knight Rises. The first two are the Tumbler and the Bat-pod, but the third is what us and the rest of the Internet had been calling the Batwing. Which it’s not. It’s The Bat.
And, y’know what? Hank Venture aside, it sounds pretty badass to me. What do you think of, The Bat?
Here’s the set up. Grown man receives an entire box of Power Ranger toys. Manchild has a nerdgasm of epic proportions. It’s happiest I have ever seen anyone in my entire life, it makes me regret hating Power Rangers as a kid.
Fuck all y’all that hate on this guy, cause you know god damn well, in each one of us, there is that one special item we would geek out over if given.