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New Transformers toys at NY Toy Fair 2014

Hasbro is always more than meets the eye when it comes to their Transformers toys, and at NY Toy Fair 2014, there was a little less in some ways – less pain in the butt transformations.

The company has decided to try a new route this year to engage younger fans by creating some quick converting transformers toys with one-step changers, like the enormous electronic Grimlock seen in the video. Serious fans are not being left in the dust, with new figures in their Generations line, larger-scale Leader and Voyager class figures, and special 30th Anniversary figures with classic looks for your favorite characters. There are also new Construct-bots, which let you create your own robots with whatever pieces you want.

2014 is a big year for both classic Transformers and plenty of tie-in’s for “Transformers 4: Age of Extinction”, with over 60 new bots scheduled to hit the shelves this year in their more high-end lines, so stay tuned for more info as we get closer to their releases.

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“Amazing Spider-Man 2” Toys at NY Toy Fair 2014

NerdNewsToday was at the Hasbro Preview night for NY Toy Fair 2014, where we saw the latest toys to tie in with the upcoming release of The Amazing Spider-man 2 in theaters this May! This includes the Marvel Legends line, as well as other figures from the movie including Electro, and new web-shooters and infra-red mask! While the movie itself may be questionable, there is no denying that these toys look great!

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FUNKO TO LAUNCH “GAME OF THRONES” LEGACY COLLECTION FIGURES

Funko is excited to announce a new line of highly articulated action figures celebrating some of pop culture’s biggest franchises. The hit HBO® series Game of Thrones® will be the first license released in the Legacy Collection, which is currently available exclusively in Barnes & Noble stores nationwide in time for the Game of Thrones: The Complete Third Season DVD release on February 18. It will follow at additional retail partners on March 4.

The first wave of the Game of Thrones Legacy Collection introduces some of the series’ most popular characters. Each action figure will feature 20+ points of articulation and its own removable accessories.

Game of Thrones Legacy Collection

· Jon Snow-The Jon Snow Legacy Action Figure is a 6” tall highly articulated action figure. The figure features Jon Snow’s sword, Longclaw, as an accessory. Ages 17+.

· Daenerys Targaryen- The Daenerys Targaryen Legacy Action Figure is a 6” tall highly articulated action figure. The figure features Daenerys‘s dragon, Drogon, as an accessory. Ages 17+.

· The Hound- The Hound is a 6.5” tall highly articulated action figure which features two swords and a helmet as accessories. Ages 17+.

· Tyrion Lannister- The Tyrion Lannister Legacy Action Figure is a 6” tall highly articulated action figure that includes an axe and a necklace as accessories. Ages 17+.

· White Walker- The White Walker Legacy Action Figure is a 6.5” tall highly articulated action figure. The figure features a spear as an accessory. Ages 17+.

· Ned Stark-The Ned Stark Legacy Action Figure is a 6” tall highly articulated action figure that comes with a sword as an accessory.Ages 17+.

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Funko products are available nationwide at Barnes & Noble Booksellers, Toys R Us, Hot Topic, Target, Walmart, 7-Eleven, specialty toy retailers, and online at the HBO Shop (www.store.hbo.com) and www.amazon.com. Additional figures in the Game of Thrones Legacy Collection are expected to launch in Fall 2014.

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Star Wars Toys at NY Toy Fair 2014 – Star Wars Rebels, Star Wars Black, Star Wars Command

At New York Toy Fair 2014, NerdNewsToday was at the Hasbro Preview event, which included this first look at these new Star Wars toys slated for release this year. The lines featured in this video includes Star Wars Command, an army-builder line with all of your favorites squashed down to the size of little green army men, “Star Wars Rebels” figures & vehicles (based on the new Disney Cartoon show), and Star Wars Black figures and vehicles such as a new Jabba the Hutt, Darth Vader, Luke Skywalker, and Chewbacca.

Plus, the world debut of the upcoming 30″ X-Wing starfighter, which will retail for a mere $40! This thing is huge, and while it may not have a working canopy to put figures inside the cockpit, it is enormous and priced to play!

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Build lightsabers and use the force with Uncle Milton “Star Wars Science” Toys – NY Toy Fair 2014

Uncle Milton had a ton of new learning toys at NY Toy Fair 2014, including their Marvel Science line, and their equally successful “Star Wars Science” line.

This year, we saw a new glove that uses magnets to use the power of force to push and repel objects, a Mustafar volcano kit, a Death Star light-up globe with both Star Wars universe maps and the Milky Way galaxy, a Boba Fett rocket, environmental mini-labs with Dagobah slime, Hoth snow, and Mustafar lava, a slick looking telescope, and plenty of new lightsaber kits that will make you want to quit your day-job and become a jedi knight (but then realize that these toys are meant for kids, so you will forever be a mere padawan).

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“ThinkGeek” Gadgets at NY Toy Fair 2014

NerdNewsToday favorite, Think Geek, was at NY Toy Fair 2014 this week with a few new items to debut. Makers and distributors of finer nerd products, this year the company showed off their new Technomancer digital wizard hoodie, an electrical hoodie with LED lights in the sleeves and cowl that allows you to cast up to nine spells with lights and sounds.

The company also unveiled a retro arcade watch with a metal body and real old-school arcade sounds, “Light Kicks” that hook up to any pair of shoes that light up with movements, and my personal favorite, the Lazer Tag “FPS” hoodie that has to be seen to be believed. Shut up and take my money!

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“Crashlings” from Wicked Cool Toys invade NY Toy Fair 2014

Prepare for toy shelves to be invaded later this year, as Wicked Cool Toys unveiled their new line of blind-bag figurines, “Crashlings”.

The first proprietary TV promoted line from the company, there are nearly as many Crashlings as there are Pokemon, and these figures will come in the form of aliens, dinosaurs, sea creatures, and many other varieties. Along with the figures, there will also be some cool spaceships floating around with exclusive figures, so keep your eyes to the skies for these little crashlings toys.

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Grumpy Cat Merchandise at NY Toy Fair 2014

The Ganz booth got grumpy with us at NY Toy Fair 2014, and I am not just talking surly booth reps! Bad jokes aside, Ganz unveiled a plethora of Grumpy Cat products at the show this year, from plushes to shirts, kitchenwares and novelties, and plenty more, with a far-from-grumpy booth-rep giving us the walkthrough.

Unfortunately, we missed the main feline of the day, as Grumpy Cat was appearing in this booth earlier in the week, but plenty of photos are floating around online of other lucky Toyfair goer’s who got to meet this kitty.

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Uncle Milton “Marvel Science” Toys – NY Toy Fair 2014

At NY Toy Fair 2014, we toured the Uncle Milton booth, a company whose toys we have looked at before when we reviewed several of the products in their “Marvel Science” line. On this booth visit, we saw all of the new items coming out of this line, with learning toys based on characters from The Avengers, such as The Hulk, Captain America, Iron Man, and a few others.

Stay tuned for more videos from NY Toy Fair 2014!

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New “My Little Pony” dolls at NY Toy Fair 2014

Friendship is magic, but who needs friends when you can have ponies!

Hasbro unveiled a stable of new “My Little Pony” dolls & playsets during their press event at NY Toy Fair 2014. The company showed off plenty of new ponies, as well as a deluxe Rainbow Dash that flips in the air, deluxe “Styling Strands” Fluttershy and Rarity, “Glitter” dolls that will feature snowglobe-like qualities in their translucent bodies, and new blind-box ponies.

The big item this year is the “Princess Twilight Sparkle’s Friendship Rainbow Kingdom Palace” (seriously, what a name!), with multiple tiers and hidden items to make for one huge playset. My personal favorite is the “My Little Pony Pop” line, which lets you make your own custom mini-ponies with smaller playsets that give you lots of control over what your pony will look like!

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