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Kidrobot Megatron & Cobra Commander Vinyl Review

Continuing their post-Toy Fair 2018 coverage, Matthew and Andrea review some goodies they got during the big event. This time, it’s Kidrobot’s 7-inch vinyl figures of Megatron and Cobra Commander, based on IDW Comic’s “Transformers VS GI Joe” comic series by Tom Scioli and John Barber. Matthew is a huge fan of the limited series, and Andrea is about to dive into it but has been a lifelong Transformers lover, so they were very excited to dig into these vinyls! Are these worth picking up to add to your collection? Find out in this review!

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Pokemon toys from Wicked Cool Toys – NY Toy Fair 2018

Check out all the new Pokemon toys from Wicked Cool Toys, who just picked up the Pokemon license officially not long before NY Toy Fair 2018 started! Included in this video are plushies, action figures, pokeballs, and more with your favorite Pokemon characters.

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NY Toy Fair 2018 – “Mysticons” Dolls & Figures by Playmates

Playmates showcased a variety of new action figures, dolls, and roleplaying items for the hit Nickelodeon animated series “Mysticons.”

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NY Toy Fair 2018 – DC Comics & Superhero Girls Toys from Mattel

Mattel showed off many brand new items in their booth during NY Toy Fair, including more dolls from their Superhero Girls line, a new Imaginext Batcave, 12″ True Moves Batman figures, and six-inch figures with in-scale Bat-Cycle and Batmobile from “Batman: Night Missions,” as well as more adult collector Batman action figures with a build-a-figure Clayface.

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Toy Fair 2018 – Ben 10 figures from Playmates

Cartoon Network’s hit show “Ben 10” continues to have more great toys, as Playmates unveiled new action figures, vehicles, omnitrix watches, playsets, plushies, and more at NY Toy Fair 2018.

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Toy Fair 2018 – Rise of The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles figures from Playmates

Playmates unveiled an expansive new product line for the new Nickelodeon cartoon show, “Rise of The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.” This video gives you a glimpse of all the new action figures (basic and deluxe), vehicles, playsets, and roleplaying items that will be available later this year.

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Toy Fair 2018 – New Cartoon Network Products for The Powerpuff Girls 20th Anniversary, Ben 10, Steven Universe and Adventure Time

Cartoon Network Enterprises will offer an extensive line-up of new products in 2018 around tentpole franchises and hit series celebrating milestones all year long. New licensing partners will be introduced throughout the year for the upcoming 20th Anniversary of Cartoon Network’s The Powerpuff Girls, the network’s #1 global franchise and leading boys action brand Ben 10, and fan favorite properties including Adventure Time, Steven Universe and We Bare Bears. The announcement comes at the start of the North American International Toy Fair, an annual toy industry event held in New York City, where an assortment of the products will be on display from new and existing partners for the brands.

“We have partnered with the best in class to mark key milestones for Cartoon Network including The Powerpuff Girls, Ben 10, Steven Universe and We Bare Bears. From LEGO® building sets to Playmates Toys action figures to updated collectibles across all of our beloved brands, each have captured the spirit and tone our fans share and delight in for each of these properties,” said Pete Yoder, vice president, Cartoon Network Enterprises for North America.

Cartoon Network debuted a fresh take on the beloved Ben 10 animated series in the U.S. in 2017, centered on fun-loving, 10-year-old Ben Tennyson. Since its debut, the series has delivered top ratings and the toy line from global master toy partner Playmates Toys was consistently a top 3 boys action figure SKU at Toys“R”Us throughout 2017. Ben’s newly Omni-Enhanced™ aliens debut in season 2 premiering Monday, February 19. New Ben 10 licensing partners and partnership expansions include:

Global master toy partner Playmates Toys will expand its toy line in 2018 to include an all new assortment of action figures, feature-driven deluxe figures, Omnitrix-inspired role play and more.

Rubies is launching an assortment of Ben 10 dress up / role play outfits in Fall 2018 across all channels. Ben 10 Halloween costumes and accessories will also be available at specialty Halloween retailers and online starting August 2018.

Toy Factory will introduce a new collection of Ben 10 plush toys in March 2018 for outdoor and traveling amusement venues, as well as family entertainment centers.

The Powerpuff Girls celebrates its 20th anniversary in 2018, which will include a global rollout of new episodes, events and products that will continue into 2019. New licensing partners for The Powerpuff Girls include:

The LEGO Group will issue two new and exciting building sets featuring Blossom, Bubbles and Buttercup allowing children, and fans of all ages, to recreate the superheroes’ actionpacked adventures.
Cartoon Network will also expand the licensing programs around popular brands We Bare Bears, Steven Universe and Adventure Time. New partners include:

Monogram Direct will launch We Bare Bears 3D Foam Key Ring Blind Bags. Each blind bag comes with one randomly selected, highly-detailed 3D figural key ring of the beloved cartoon characters and the collection includes two harder-to-find chase figures.

In May 2018, Tastemakers, LLC will introduce Steven Universe Micro Pozers Series 1 – the first toy in the new category of Tactile Collectibles. These collectibles are bendable and have magnetic hands and feet!

Kidrobot will release its Adventure Time line items in April 2018, including Adventure Time Fresh 2 Death Mini Series and BMO Medium Figure.

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‘My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic’ Season 8 Announced, New Playset Also Revealed

Hasbro just revealed its MY LITTLE PONY TWILIGHT SPARKLE MAGICAL SCHOOL OF FRIENDSHIP playset ahead of New York Toy Fair 2018! Today Hasbro and Discovery Family also announced the 8th season of the popular animated series My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic.

You may be asking yourself right now – why should I care? Well…the Magical School of Friendship is a big deal for the millions of My Little Pony fans around the world as it marks a huge new location in the upcoming season of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic.

In Friendship is Magic, the Ponies have long lived in the Kingdom of Equestria. In the new season, premiering on Discovery Family this spring, the setting changes for the first time as the Mane 6 Ponies leave Equestria to start the Magical School of Friendship. The new toy, available this fall, is a huge playset that allows kids to explore the various classrooms in the school.

MY LITTLE PONY TWILIGHT SPARKLE MAGICAL SCHOOL OF FRIENDSHIP Playset
(Ages 3 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $59.99/Available: Fall 2018)
Inspired by the storyline in MY LITTLE PONY: FRIENDSHIP IS MAGIC Season 8, the TWILIGHT SPARKLE Magical School of Friendship playset brings her school to playtime! Both classrooms are themed around classes in the series, taught by the Mane 6! Including a 3-inch TWILIGHT SPARKLE pony figure and school accessories, she can explore classrooms, store accessories in the lockers, reveal magical colors in the fashion class, and ride the elevator. The entryway beams with light, and the scroll on the roof lights up to show images from the series. Available at most major toy retailers nationwide and on HasbroToyShop.com.

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DARK HORSE TO RELEASE ORIGINAL COMIC SERIES FEATURING DISNEY’S “FROZEN” IN AUGUST 2018


Today, Dark Horse Comics is thrilled to announce a new three-issue miniseries to release this August titled Disney Frozen. Disney Zootopia Comics and Disney DuckTales: Treasure Trove writer Joe Caramagna and artists from the Kawaii Creative Studio both return to bring some fan-favorite Disney characters to the world of comics.

Disney Frozen #1 finds Queen Elsa and Princess Anna trying to get to the bottom of things when the peace of their beloved kingdom is disrupted. There’s a wild animal loose in the village, destruction in the forest, and unrest brewing in a nearby kingdom. Luckily, Elsa and Anna will have the help of Olaf, Kristoff . . . and a mysterious, adventurous young woman to restore peace in their kingdom.

“We are incredibly excited to collaborate with Disney on this great project,” explained Mike Richardson, Dark Horse president and founder. “Frozen has legions of fans, many of whom are here at Dark Horse. I’ve personally enjoyed repeated viewings with my granddaughter, and I look forward to sharing this new series with her.”

The first issue of Disney Frozen is scheduled for a summer 2018 release. Dark Horse and Disney will announce additional comics in the coming months.

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Hasbro Premieres the First Episode of its Brand New My Little Pony: Equestria Girls Series on YouTube

Today, Hasbro premiered the first episode of the new My Little Pony: Equestria Girls series on YouTube! You can view the episode below:

Fans can expect more than 45 new, fun and exciting episodes from the series. Following the first episode, fans can look forward to a new episode of Equestria Girls every Friday on the My Little Pony YouTube account.

The magic of Equestria cannot be contained! It’s found its way into the world of the all new My Little Pony Equestria Girls Digital Series and it’s turning everything on its head. From afterschool clubs to beach days, music festivals to theme parks, and a rockin’ Spring Break on a yacht, magic is sure making things interesting. Join Sunset Shimmer, Twilight Sparkle, Applejack, Fluttershy, Pinkie Pie, Rainbow Dash, and Rarity as they learn what it means to be superheroes while they take on their biggest challenge yet: high school.

In addition to the new TV series, Hasbro is releasing a brand new line of My Little Pony: Equestria Girls fashion dolls. In partnership with Laura Shuffman, the official My Little Pony: Equestria Girls celebrity stylist, Hasbro revamped the dolls’ looks from the previous collection, adding new, highly fashionable outfits for all of the Mane 7! The look of these new fashion dolls inspired the look of the characters seen in the upcoming My Little Pony: Equestria Girls series. The new Equestria Girls fashion dolls line will be available for purchase in the U.S. in December 2017 and globally beginning in January 2018.

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