Funko had one of the biggest booths at NY Toy Fair this year, and each year they seem to be growing larger and larger. This year, Funko’s newest figures from their ReAction line (action figures created in a retro style like the Kenner figures from the ’70’s and early ’80s) were on display, including Breaking Bad, Karate Kid, classic Star Trek, Fifth Element, Tomorrowland, Boondock Saints, Scarface, Taxi Driver, and Big Trouble in Little China.
I was not a huge ReAction fan last year, noting that most of the human figures looked awful while their monsters or aliens looked a lot better. This year, it seems they found a good middle ground to retain that vintage look while making the faces more recognizable, and I am 100% on board for Karate Kid figures!
Zach Oat of Diamond Select toys gave us the official walkthrough of the DST booth at NY Toy Fair 2015, and had a metric ton of new awesome things to show us. Starting in part one in the video above, take a look at all of the new figures from their “Avengers: Age of Ultron” line, including minimates and Marvel Select action figures, as well as new minimates from the X-Men and more figures in their classic Marvel Select line, including Cable and Carnage! We also get to see some new “Nightmare before Christmas” minimates, figures, and dolls, as well as a chance to see their new Ghostbusters line, which I could not be more excited for.
In part two of this tour, we get to see the latest figures and props from Star Trek, including a new Worf action figure, new Enterprise starship replicas, and new phasers. We also get the latest on minimates from “Aliens” and “Predator” (which we were not allowed to film), and see all of the new items from their new line based on the animated series from “Batman” and “Superman”. Finally, a look at some of their new items from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles!
Ashley from LEGO gave us the walkthrough of all the latest licensed products that the brick-building company has slated for 2015, and man, is this year a doozy. Starting off with the video above, we get to see the latest LEGO sets from Star Wars, Jurassic World, and The Lego Movie.
In part two, we get to see the latest sets from Marvel and DC Comics, including their Avengers: Age of Ultron line, and get the latest scoop on what is new for their mini-figures this year (hint: it is better than expected). We also see the new Scooby Doo line, as well as what is new for their enormously expanding Minecraft line.
Due to time constraints in the Lego Booth, we were unable to attain much b-roll footage, so we are using stills from another website that was kind enough to allow us to use them in our videos. Photos are courtesy of Molly Jackson from insertgeekhere.blogspot.com.
Continuing our tour of Bandai’s “Power Rangers Dino Charge” toyline at NY Toy Fair 2015, we take a look at the zords and action figures from the show.
With the line based around combining with the T-rex zord, triceratops, and stegosaurus (and in the fall using the other two main dinos), the zords all combine with each other to make for a fully customizable megazord with dinozords from the show as well as originally created ones from Bandai. All of them also interact with the Dino Chargers to make for more customization. You can also get the Dino Charge motorcycles that can pull apart and become two separate zords, and also include a five-inch action figure with each one. The biggest zord will be the T-rex zord, which has a chomping bite, lights up, and can growl and stomp around (and also play the MMPR theme song)!
New figures this year from the line include a mash-up style line of figures that can be customized, and will be across the entire galaxy of all 22 seasons of Power Ranger shows, and also includes zords.
The newest series from Power Rangers will be “Power Rangers: Dino Charge”, and at NY Toy Fair 2015, Bandai showed off a ton of the new roleplaying items that you can get your hands on. This year, the line is based around the Dino Charger accessory, with over 60 of them encompassing the entire line and also being interchangeable with weapons and zords. The charger also works with their new Dino Charge app to add a new level of interaction with the toys.
The chargers come with various mini-dinozords that can be mixed and matched with each other, and we also get a first look at more of their roleplay gear including masks, morphers, battle gear including a deluxe battle sword and blaster, and a sneak peek at what the Gold Ranger will be using when he makes his debut later this season.
Continuing on the success of Disney’s “Big Hero 6″ movie, Bandai unveiled some new figures & roleplaying toys based on the hit film. This line includes the Baymax Rocket punch fist and mask, a six-inch Baymax with removable armor and striking action, plushies, and a deluxe flying Baymax with an 18-inch wing span and rocket firing fist. If you liked the movie, you will certainly want one of the many Baymax figures that help bring the animated characters to life.
NECA Toys was impressive as always at NY Toy Fair 2015, unveiling a ton of new prototypes and figures from across their wide line of licenses. Starting with the video above, take a look at some of the great new figures from “Aliens”, “Predator”, “Robocop VS Terminator”, and the gorgeous 18-inch 1/4 scale figures of Christopher Reeves as Superman, Arnold Schwarzenegger as the T-800 from the “Terminator” Series as well as his character from “Commando”, Danny Devito as The Penguin from “Batman Returns”, and a Batman based on his look in the Arkham Asylum video game. My personal favorite has to be Ripley from Aliens, as well as her in the Power Loader fighting the Queen Alien (sadly, the diorama will not be available for sale, but man was that thing great to look at).
This second video of their booth features all the new kaiju from their continuing “Pacific Rim” line, as well as a preview of their new mini-figures. Plus, a first look at some of their new Godzilla figures, as well as “Heroes of the Storm”, “Interstellar”, and more from their Cult Classics line of famous movie monsters.
At New York Toy Fair 2015, Bandai unveiled a new line of kids toys that transforms characters from various licenses from an egg into a fully-articulated action figure. The line includes figures from Disney’s Toy Story, Cars, and Big Hero 6, as well as an original line of dinosaurs. While these figures are meant for younger kids, you can not deny that the concept is pretty interesting, and the figures themselves look surprisingly amazing once they are fully transformed.
The Marshmallow Fun Factory was back at NY Toy Fair 2015, this time with a whole slew of “Ghostbusters”-themed Marshmallow weapons. The newly branded items include a blowdart style shooter, a bow & arrow style launcher, and their classic shooter. This year, they also unveiled a new football-esque ball, and a new type of shooter that includes soft foam projectiles (which they plan to use to sell to international markets that do not have the same size marshmallows that Americans may have). No word on a Marshmallow proton pack or slime blower yet, but we can only hope as the company has the license into 2016 to create items from the new all-female “Ghostbusters” film.
The company also has more shooters from their “Duck Commander” line and their signature zombie-hunting line.
2015 is the year of the White Ranger according to Bandai, who unveiled new figures, zords, and replicas for their “Power Rangers Legacy” line.
Starting things off, the classic Megazord is being re-released in both traditional colors, as well as in the black & gold variant from the ’90s (the original goes for thousands of dollars on eBay). Figures from the MMPR movie will be released, including Ivan Ooze, and we also get new morphers for the White Ranger, as well as his Tigerzord and an amazing replica of Saba the sword, which has the original voice actor doing new lines for this weapon, a must have for any serious MMPR fans.