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!
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!
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).
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!
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.
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.
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!
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!
“Equestria Girls” is back with a brand new sequel, “Rainbow Rocks” and this My Little Pony franchise has a new line of dolls to join with it!
Following up on the popularity of the first movie, the second Equestria Girls movie is all about music, and features our favorite ponified humans playing instruments, singing more songs, and having an interactive toy line to come with it. The new dolls feature two-packs with their pony counterparts, a doll line that merges into arts & crafts with customizable stamps and markers to design your own costumes, and a few new ponies, including my favorite, DJ Pon-3, and her new car!
Anything goes with Play-Doh, and now more than ever! At NY Toy Fair 2014, we checked out the new offerings from Play-Doh during the Hasbro event. Our booth babe introduced us to Buzzsaw, a new Play-doh construction vehicle/ playset that features various blades and molds related to the industrial world, a new deluxe cake and cookie decorating playset that will make foodies drool, and a new castle for their Disney Princess line that allows kids to make customized dresses for their royal dolls. Plus, all new glitter Play-Doh!