“Toys that time forgot” Kickstarter

Posted on: February 27, 2017
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Only nine days left for the Toys that time forgot kickstarter book funding.

Do you remember back in the early 1980s, playing with all of the toys based on the sci-fi fantasy film Krull produced by Knickerbocker Toys? What about the Masters Of The Universe meets Rock ‘em Sock ‘em Robots line that was Hasbro’s Tribes range in the early 1990s? Or all of those ReSaurus-made action figures and role-play accessories based on the break out video game Oddworld in 1997? No? Well, that’s because they were never made. But would it shock you to learn that each of these examples were well on their way to being produced?

Stories like these are more prevalent than one might think. Each have a separate, unique set of circumstances with a single common thread — the majority of them have gone untold. A new book, TOYS THAT TIME FORGOT, aims to shine a light on some of the more interesting, higher profile boys toys and action figure projects that made it all the way through to prototype stage, but for whatever reasons never made it to retailers. Some of the stories are funny. Some are painful. Most are well worth documenting.

 

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Written and complied by journalist Blake Wright, the 200-plus page hard cover book will take an in-depth look at over 20 instances of toy lines that suffered these type of fates. Stories are supplemented with supporting photographs of the production process, existing prototypes, control drawings used to create the sculpts, concept sketches and more. The stories (and supplemental materials) have come straight from the men and women that lived them — from inventors and sculptors to project managers and toy company executives.

The book’s foreword will be written by Jordan Hembrough (aka The Toy Hunter), owner of Hollywood Heroes and vintage toy guru for over a quarter century.

 

 

TOYS THAT TIME FORGOT will be split into three sections: The Golden Age (1980s), Darker Times (1990s) and The Gilded Age (2000s). Each section will have entries representing a healthy mix of both licensed and inventor-based products… some of which have never been seen by the public.

To date, there has never been a book that has covered this topic. With your help, we can change that!

PLEASE NOTE: This is an art/history book. It is not a guide meant to chronicle each figure and each accessory in a sterile format. It presents these ‘lost’ toys in dynamic, visual ways that showcase both the toys as art and their respective places in history.

 

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Log on to Kickstarter today and get this book that will surely become a part of toy history.

 

…and stay tuned for an interview with the author Blake Wright

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POP! Games Overwatch

Posted on: February 24, 2017
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Cheers, love! The new Overwatch® Pop!s are here!

This all-star lineup of heroes includes frost-flinging Mei, outlaw cowboy McCree, light-bending Symmetra, and supersonic DJ Lúcio!
Protect your teammates with the super-sized 6” Pop!s D.Va and Reinhardt!
D.Va stands 1.75” tall and fits inside her MEKA!

Look for awesome exclusives available at certain retailers, including: Reinhardt without a
helmet (only at Best Buy), McCree in his Summer Games skin (available at GameStop),
Mei mid-Blizzard (only at Hot Topic), Posh Tracer (available at Think Geek), and
Carbon Fiber D.Va and Titanium Pharah (only from Blizzard Gear)!

Assemble your team and get ready to move the payload!
Coming soon from Funko!

 

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DC Collectibles NYTF ’17

Posted on: February 19, 2017
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All-New 12’’ Statues Inspired by Upcoming Justice League Film Stars: Ben Affleck’s Batman, Henry Cavill’s Superman, Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman, Jason Momoa’s Aquaman, Ezra Miller’s The Flash, and Ray Fisher’s Cyborg!

 

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DC Collectibles Takes Bestselling Batman: The Animated Series to Next Level with Detailed Batcave Vignette

New DC Bombshells Action Figures and Statues Arriving in 2017
Burbank, CA (Feb. 17, 2017) – DC Collectibles, the award winning line of collectibles – directly from the source – DC Entertainment, revealed an exciting new lineup of statues, action figures and more ahead of New York Toy Fair. In 2017 DC Collectibles will debut a stunning 12’’ statue line based on the highly anticipated Warner Bros. Pictures’ film Justice League. DC Collectibles will also venture into new product categories by releasing its first-ever Batcave Vignette set inspired by the fan-favorite Batman: The Animated Series TV show. In addition, DC Collectibles will expand its highly articulated action figure offerings – adding new character designs for Batman, Harley Quinn, and Wonder Woman – to current bestselling lines, including DC Bombshells and DC Icons.
DC Collectibles’ new Justice League statue line will allow fans to collect their favorite characters timed to the film’s release. The first wave of statues hitting shelves in 2017 includes Ben Affleck’s Batman, Henry Cavill’s Superman, Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman, Jason Momoa’s Aquaman, Ezra Miller’s The Flash and Ray Fisher’s Cyborg.

 

 

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“Our new Justice League statue line was produced with unmatched craftsmanship and precise attention to detail and I think fans of these characters are going to be thrilled with the result,” stated DC Collectibles Vice President, Kevin Kiniry.
DC Collectibles will also debut a massive 15.5”x 17”x 21” Batman Animated Batcave Vignette that will allow fans to recreate their favorite scenes from the award-winning show and showcase their treasured 6’’ BTAS action figure collection. The Batcave will feature a special LED light-up Bat-Computer, interchangeable computer screen graphics and will include an exclusive Alfred action figure with unique accessories.
“The Batcave Vignette is a great example of how we’re constantly looking for new ways to capture the most iconic and authentic moments from the DC Universe and reimagine them in three-dimensional form,” stated DC Collectibles Executive Director, Creative, Jim Fletcher. “Now Batman: The Animated Series action figure collectors have an entirely new way to display and enhance their collections.”
DC Collectibles also plans to expand its popular DC Bombshells collection with new DC heroines Supergirl, Batgirl, Mera, Katana, Hawkgirl, and Bumblebee as 6.75’’ action figures in the DC Designer Series. In addition, the clown princess of crime Harley Quinn will once again be reimagined as a DC Bombshells statue, bringing the complete original Ant Lucia concept illustration to life as a deluxe 1940s-designed statue, standing at 12” tall. Joining Harley, Starfire is the newest character from the DC Universe to receive a bombshell makeover and will debut as a DC Bombshell statue in 2018.
DC Collectibles will add several characters pulled straight from the pages of the bestselling DC UNIVERSE REBIRTH line of comic books to its fan-favorite DC Icons 6” action figure series. The new figures to follow the already announced Justice League action figure 7-pack include Robin and Superboy from the celebrated SUPER SONS comic book from Peter J. Tomasi and Jorge Jimenez, and Supergirl from the SUPERGIRL comic series by all-star creative team Ray McCarthy, Steve Orlando and Emanuela Lupacchino.
In addition to REBIRTH, the DC Icons action figure series will add characters from DC’s iconic Hush and Doomsday comic storylines.

 

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DC Icons 6’’Action Figures:
Supergirl- Rebirth
Robin & Superboy (SUPER SONS)- Rebirth Action Figure 2-Pack
Doomsday and Superman- Death Of Superman Action Figure 2-Pack
Nightwing- Hush

 

 

 

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Batman: Black & White Statues:
Batman by Amanda Conner
Harley Quinn by Amanda Conner
Batman by John Romita Jr.
Batman by Jonathan Matthews

 

 

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Medium Size Statues:
Batman vs Harley Quinn Battle Statue
Harley Red, White & Black Harley Quinn By Stanley “Artgerm” Lau
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NYTF ’17 FUNKO

Posted on: February 19, 2017
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Super 7 NY ToyFair ’17 MOTU

Posted on: February 19, 2017
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Brian Flynn and the team at Super 7 having been having quite a year, obtaining the license for the Masters of the Universe brand and announcing their original line “The Worst” becoming an animated series with Stoopid Buddy Studios.  All this going on and they have exceeded expectations at this year’s Toy Fair.

 

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These figures will be released Fall of 2017

 

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Exclusives

 

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These 3 figures will be in a 3 pack and will be only available through the Powercon Convention website and will be available in September.

 

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These 3 figures will be in a 3 pack and will be only available through the Powercon Convention website.

 

Vintage Line

 

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It looks like Super 7 is exceeding fans expectations and He-man and company are in good hands.

Special thanks to Brian and the team at Super 7

 

 

 

 

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“The Worst” animated tv series coming soon

Posted on: February 18, 2017
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New York / Los Angeles – February 17, 2017 – Stoopid Buddy Stoodios, the award winning animation studio behind “Robot Chicken,” “SuperMansion” starring Bryan Cranston, and the upcoming Netflix series “Buddy Thunderstruck”, and San Francisco based toy and apparel company Super7 announced today at Toy Fair in New York that they are teaming to develop an all new animated television series based on Super7′s popular toy line “The Worst.”

There are good guys. There are bad guys. And then there are…”The Worst”! Created in 2016 as a standalone toy line, “The Worst” began with Super7 looking back historically at their favorite franchises and finding that the best (or worst) characters in any given series were usually the villains. With that in mind, “The Worst” grew into an all new line of characters that were the best of the worst, and became an overnight hit with collectors, immediately selling out limited run action figures within days of release.

In the dead of night, “The Worst” are unleashed! The most villainously vile vermin ever assembled lurk in the shadows and plot their evil deeds. What’s the Worst that could happen? Definitely do not expect them to play nice! “The Worst” are the meanest of the mean and the baddest of the bad – simply put, they are the Worst bad guys ever! Their unholy alliance (all of whom will be title characters in the new animated series) features:

Black Falcon – Undead Warlord of Doom
Robot Reaper – Robotic Harbinger of Death
X-2 the Unknown – Mysterious Shadow Assassin
Gas Phantom – Ethereal Specter of Evil
Batula – Bat Prince of Darkness
Snake Tut – Serpent God of Destruction

Super7 Founder Brian Flynn said, “We are really excited about the opportunity to share ‘The Worst’ ideas we have ever had with the world. Starting with toys, and now moving into animation, we look forward to having worse ideas with even worse partners to create ‘The Worst’ animation ever.”

“Being the nerds of nostalgia that we are, we were all in as soon as we saw the art on the packaging for ‘The Worst’ figures. What could be better than awesome heavy metal inspired art with action figures that only have 5 points of articulation? Answer? A cartoon!” said Stoopid Buddy Stoodios co-founder John Harvatine IV.

 

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Led by founders and partners Seth Green, John Harvatine IV, Matthew Senreich and Eric Towner, Stoopid Buddy Stoodios is well known for its Emmy Award-winning stop motion sketch comedy television series “Robot Chicken” which recently aired its eighth season, created and executive produced by Seth Green and Matthew Senreich along with co-head writers Douglas Goldstein and Tom Root for Adult Swim. The team is currently in production on a new special themed to “The Walking Dead” that will premiere in 2017.

They are also the brains behind Sony Crackle’s hugely successful “SuperMansion” starring Bryan Cranston, Yvette Nicole Brown, Keegan-Michael Key and Chris Pine. Season 2 began streaming on February 16.

Most recently, they were responsible for Netflix’s new stop-motion children’s series “Buddy Thunderstruck” in collaboration with American Greetings Entertainment. The highly anticipated show will begin streaming on March 10.

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Hasbro unveils Transformers Generations TRYPTICON

Posted on: February 18, 2017
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TRANSFORMERS GENERATIONS TITANS RETURN TRYPTICON Action Figure
(Ages 8 & up/Approx. Retail Price: $149.99/Available: Fall 2017)

In 2015 (as you may already know) Hasbro gave fans the option to vote for their favorite character to become the next Generations Titans Return Titan Class toy. The ballots were counted and fans voted on TRYPTICON.

Coming in the fall, the TRYPTICON figure is the largest figure in the 2017 Titans Return universe and is also the biggest Decepticon figure ever made. It converts between three different modes: dino, spaceship and city
The TRANSFORMERS battle explodes into uncharted territory when the TITANS RETURN! To control an ancient race of giant, city-sized warriors—TITANS—the AUTOBOTS and DECEPTICONS must harness the power of TITAN MASTERS, smaller bots that give bigger bots enhanced abilities in battle. The ultimate Decepticon weapon is joining the Titans Return battle! Trypticon will destroy everything and devour everyone in his path. The Titan Class Trypticon figure is the largest figure in the 2017 Titans Return universe and is also the biggest Decepticon figure ever made.

 

The towering T-Rex converts between 3 different modes: dino, spaceship, and city. When the figure is in city mode, it connects to Titans Return Leader Class figures (each sold separately) to form the giant Nemesis Command. When the figure is in T-Rex mode, it can “eat” Titan Master figures: Trypticon can chomp them down, then you can open his stomach to get them out. Comes with a Deluxe Class Full-Tilt figure and a Titan Master Decepticon Necro figure.

 

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Additional Titan Master figures are each sold separately, but with so many to collect, the Titans Return battlefield is a veritable all-you-can-eat bot buffet for Trypticon. Full-Tilt figure attaches to the Trypticon figure’s chest. Titan Master figure becomes the head for the Full-Tilt figure and works with all Titans Return Deluxe, Voyager, and Leader Class figures (each sold separately). Also features a storage compartment in the figure’s tail.

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Mezco Toyz – Toy Fair 2017

Posted on: February 9, 2017
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Mezco Toy debuted their 2017 lines featuring brands LDD Presents, One:12 and their horror lines.

As always Mezco did not disappoint showcasing new One:12 figures and Horror in the box characters.

 

Mezco continues to dominate the collector’s market with these high end figures that features several points of articulation and real cloth clothing.  The details on every figure show their love for these characters in every facet.  Now armed with some popular licenses One:12 is showing collectors that you can get an affordable high end collectible without hurting your wallet.

 

From One:12 Collection  MARVEL

Doctor Strange

 

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IRON MAN

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Iron man will include interchangeable hands, head and a light up arc reactor.  Holiday 2017.

 

WOLVERINE

 

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Wolverine will come with interchangeable hands and different head.  Fall 2017.

 

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Interchangeable hands and will be available Fall 2017.

 

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BATMAN

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Interchangeable hands and head.

 

WONDER WOMAN (Movie)

 

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DARKSEID

 

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Interchangeable hands and faces.

 

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SUPERMAN

 

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Includes breakable chain and Bottled City of Kandor.  Interchangeable head and hands.

 

NEW BRANDS

 

POPEYE

 

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ASH WILLIAMS (Evil Dead)

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Dawn of the dead

 

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GHOSTBUSTERS

 

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STAR TREK (The Original Series)

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Special thanks to Mike and Pierre from Mezco for hosting the event

For more coverage check out our Live Twitter feed 

 

Stay tune for more coverage of this years New York Toy Fair

 

 

 

 

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