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NY Toy Fair 2019 Review

We were at NY Toy Fair 2019, and saw a ton of things. Here is our review and discussion of some of the things we saw, what we liked, what we didn’t like, best surprises and biggest disappointments!

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Some of the highlights include our looks at booths from NECA, Super7, Mezco, McFarlane Toys, Diamond Select, DC Collectibles, Playmobil, and more. Plus, discussion on what happened to action figures for girls, the retro gaming arcade craze with a look at four different booths making them, and some of our favorite indy booths.

Quick note: We had the wrong price for the Super Impulse Micro Arcade. We said it would be $11 but that is the wholesale price – retail will be $19.99 – 24.99.

If you want to see all of our coverage, head to this Youtube Playlist – https://bit.ly/2BT0Ecu

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My Favorite Things From NY Toy Fair 2019

It was a long weekend, but it was a great one. Four days of lugging around camera equipment through the Javits center, back pain, herniated discs, dehydration – all worth it to see the brand new products on display during NY Toy Fair 2019!

This was my 10th year covering the industry-only event (my first time was for Tomopop in 2009), and it was an interesting year in many ways. This was the first year without a Toys ‘R’ Us of any kind, and every company was affected by this loss, no matter how big or small they were.

In spite of that, many companies had a strong showing this year, focusing on quality more than quantity. Our extensive coverage this year broke a personal record for me, resulting in nearly 60 videos and live streams in five days.

As much as I would love you to sift through every video (and you can by going through all the pages at this link here), below are some of my personal favorite things I saw during NY Toy Fair 2019.

I randomly decided on Saturday morning to start doing live streams in addition to how I normally cover the event. It was a learning experience for me, since I had never done this before ever, and something I plan to do more often. The first booth I did was Lego, and you can see how much I resemble a deer in headlights.

Once I got my feet wet, I decided to keep going and went to my first stop at every Toy Fair – NECA. They always have so much great stuff, from Aliens to horror franchises, and now Godzilla and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. This is one of my personal favorites, and I can also brag to you and say that I have the Sgt. Apone and Scorpion Alien now, so expect reviews of that very soon.

If you want to see the non-live stream with better photos of all the toys, check it out at this link here.

DC Collectibles has been one of my favorites also, and I was very excited to get a tour with Jim Fletcher once again. We live streamed it and had lots of fun looking at the new toys.

I really dig the Frank Miller statues and the new Batman: The Animated Series line. They also unveiled figures inspired by BTAS, and this video here includes the figure that Jim mentioned was not on display on day one.

Another booth I always hit up early in the show is Mezco Toyz. This year, they debuted their new 5 Points line, inspired by the retro Kenner style figures from the 70s and 80s.

They also had their signature One:12 Collective on display, and had plenty of debuts with that, including The Warriors, and a Michael Keaton Batman based on the 1989 Tim Burton movie.

This company has been growing leaps and bounds since they parted ways with Funko, and has set some industry standards. We did a live stream on day one of Toy Fair at the Super7 booth, but I had to come back to get more footage.

Here is part three of my coverage of Super7, which includes a look at some of my most anticipated Toy Fair figures – the Toxie from Toxic Cruasders, and the Masters of the Universe figures based on the original live action movie!

This was another video I enjoyed making, although we did not live stream this one due to my data plan being dead. Zach Oat walked us through all the new stuff from Diamond Select, and there were a lot of winners this year. I love their Marvel and DC lines, in particular the X-Men action figures. I will be definitely picking up their Psylocke, who debuted during the event.

They also had new action figures and statues from Westworld, Castlevania, Sonic the Hedgehog, John Wick, Godzilla. Also, for the first time ever, DST has Star Wars products, thanks to their purchase of Gentle Giant.

The Overwatch figures have been my most anticipated reveal for this event, and they did not disappoint. Wave 1 includes Tracer, Sombra, Mercy, Phara, Ana, Lucio, Blackwatch Reaper, and Soldier 76. We will also be getting a deluxe Reinhardt with his enormous shield.

Heads up, my video is the only one to show what the back of the figures look like. I know it’s a weird thing to brag about, but I’m happy I got to see every part of these toys.

I was pleasantly surprised to see Boss Fight Studio in the house, and also very excited. This was their first year at the trade show, but they have been making waves for years now. It was great to see the Bucky O’Hare figures in person, as well as the Vitruvian H.A.C.K.S. I see so many 1/18 collectors raving about.

We also did an unboxing on the showroom floor of one of their newest products, a Gladiator accessory set, which you can watch here!

I had to check out Playmobil, especially since they had the new Ghostbusters sets on display. We got a first look at the Ecto-1A, and it will be one of my favorite vehicles of the year.

We reviewed the Playmobil Ecto-1 when that first came out and were in love with it, along with the rest of the line, but the Ecto-1A is even better. I could not believe not only how good it looked, but how impressive the lights and sounds were. And wait until you see how they did the marquees on the side of the car.

We have been fans of IAmElemental since day one, making action figures that are sadly flying under the radar. Their six-inch Courage action figure was one of our best reviewed toys in 2018, and does so many things bigger companies don’t.

This year, we decided to do an unboxing with the founder of the company, and we learned a lot of new things about who the company is and what they hope to accomplish. This company was there before Hasbro and Mattel jumped in and tried to make action figures for girls, and while those two companies have seemingly given up on that notion – IAmElemental perseveres.

The folks at New Wave Toys really impressed me with their 1/6 scale fully-functional arcade cabinets. Best of all, the Street Fighter 2 mini-cabinet has a second player controller hidden in the back. The game looks good and really does work – I even tried it myself in the video.

Hardcore gamers will enjoy the challenge of trying to beat the game on something this small, and also the authenticity of the appearance of these cabinets.

I am an avid collector of Mattel’s WWE figures, and I drooled at seeing the debuts here. It was a royal rumble of new figures, including more Retro figures, and the first look at their new Ultimate figures. That series will launch with a new Ronda Rousey and WCW Halloween Havoc Ultimate Warrior, which will be must-haves for my collection.

Finally, check out my live stream with Quantum Mechanix. This was a company that a lot of folks had never heard about while I was streaming, and I am happy to be the first to share the company with them.

These guys make very cool prop replicas, ships, 12-inch action figures and other things, but what I love the most is their Q-Figs. Imagine a Funko Pop, but now imagine it with better sculpting and storytelling involved in the pose and setting of the cute characters. Check out the video to see what I mean.

This is not everything we saw, of course, but a good portion of it.

I also enjoyed seeing the new Ectotron Transformer in person, and consider myself very lucky to have grabbed a pre-order before they sold out. Likewise, while I am not a big Marvel Legends collector, they are going to be hard to resist in 2019, especially with their Alex Ross inspired line.

We also checked out the new products from Star Wars, Marvel Legends, Power Rangers, Fortnite, Playmates, Wicked Cool Toys, Cryptozoic, Mego, McFarlane Toys, Kotobukiya, Arcade1Up, Jazwares, and many more, so check out this link to browse all of our videos.

Stay tuned for our Toy Fair 2019 wrap-up review video coming early next week!

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Super7 at Toy Fair 2019 Part 3 – Masters of The Universe, Toxic Crusader, Ren & Stimpy

Check out the first part of our three- part coverage of the Super7 NY Toy Fair 2019 booth.

In this video, we look at products from Voltron, Ren and Stimpy, Toxie from The Toxic Crusaders, Conan the Barbarian, and the amazing new Masters of the Universe ReAction figures, Classic figures, and seven-inch figures based on the 1980s live action film with Dolph Lundgren and Frank Langella.

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Super7 at Toy Fair 2019 Part 2 – Hellboy, Toxic Crusaders, Pee-Wee, Planet of The Apes

Check out the first part of our three- part coverage of the Super7 NY Toy Fair 2019 booth.

In this video, we look at a lot of Keshi AKA MUSCLE figures including their Toxic Crusaders, Universal Monsters, Peanuts, Pee-Wee’s Playhouse, Transformers, and others. We also look at more ReAction figures, including The Misfits, Luchadors, Robotech, Universal Monsters, Masters of the Universe, Ghost & Goblins, Hellboy, and Planet of The Apes.

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Super7 at Toy Fair 2019 Part 1 – Aliens, Robocop, Rocky 4, They Live & More

Check out the first part of our three- part coverage of the Super7 NY Toy Fair 2019 booth.

In this video, we look at ReAction figures from Teen Wolf, Breakin’, Pee-Wee’s Playhouse, Robocop, Rocky 4, They Live, Beavis & Butthead, Aliens, The Worst, and their new line of classic Baseball players and mascots.

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Walk-thru Of Action Figure Alley – Live From TOY FAIR 2019

Day 2 of Toy Fair 2019 just began, let’s wall through where all the action figures are and chat before another big day of toy viewing!

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Super7 Booth At NY TOY FAIR 2019 – LIVE

We are live at toy fair 2019 at the Super7 booth! Let’s do a quick walk-through of the booth, and check out their new stuff from Transformers, He-Man and The Masters of the Universe, Toxic Crusaders, Robocop, Teen Wolf, Breakin’, Universal Monsters, Rocky, Beavis and Butthead, Aliens, Robotech, and much more!

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Super7 Reveals Toy Fair 2019 Sneak Peeks – Rocky, Transformers & More

Super7 announced earlier today a few of the new items ahead of NY Toy Fair 2019. Joining their line-up will be some new Transformers items, and ReAction Figures for classic Baseball players and blind box Rocky figures, as well as some new Halloween Items.

Below are the details:

This year the most exciting unveiling at Toy Fair is its brand new line, Supersports by Super7, a collection of licensed sports product. Launching with Major League Baseball, the Supersports line features iconic MLB players and teams from the past plus the best of today. The collection will include 3.75” ReAction Figures®, a Super7® classic, and premier a new Jackie Robinson figure in time to commemorate his 100th birthday this year.

Seasonal Offerings including Universal Monsters Super Buckets
While toys and a unique retro approach lead our portfolio, our design origins allow us to be a one-stop shop for Seasonal Products. This year, Super7 brings back Universal Monsters Super Buckets as the lead to its incredible Halloween line.

Rocky IV and Blind Box come to ReAction Figures
Super7’s continues to reinvent ReAction Figures with its latest releases: ReAction Figures enter the ring with Rocky IV and its iconic 1980’s boxing clash. Immortalized as a set of 3 ¾” scale retro action figures, you can now relive the excitement of the titanic match between Rocky Balboa and Ivan Drago. For the first time, Blind box comes to action figures with the launch of MOTU and Iron Maiden Blind Boxes.

Deluxe –Transformers Super Cyborg
Super7 explores the insides of the world’s favorite robots with the Transformers Super Cyborg Deluxe Action Figures! Each 11” tall Super Cyborg figure is fully articulated and features a transparent removable chest, revealing the robotic guts within. The heroic Optimus Prime and evil Megatron are the first screen-accurate action figures of the original Generation One cartoon designs.

Super7 has also given us some sneak peeks on their social media pages of other new items, including ReAction figures for Slayer and their own IP, The Worst.

Stay tuned in less than two weeks for our coverage from NY Toy Fair 2019!

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“She-Ra: Princess of Power Keshi Surprise” by Super7 Review

By the honor of Greyskull! Today we look at the Keshi Surprise mini-figures from Super7 of the original Filmation “She-Ra: Princess of Power!”

These figures include one set for She-Ra’s team of heroes and another set of six figures for the evil Horde, for a total of 12 unique figures. On top of that, each figure (for each respective side) has four different color variants, so there are 48 figures in all to collect, plus a few super ultra mega rares! Check out the video to see who we got!

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“Transformers Keshi Surprise” by Super7 Review

Today we look at the Keshi Surprise mini-figures from Super7 of the original 80’s Transformers!

These figures include one set for the heroic Autobots and another set of six figures for the evil Decepticons, for a total of 12 unique figures. On top of that, each figure (for each respective side) has four different color variants, so there are 48 figures in all to collect, plus a few super ultra mega rares! Check out the video to see who we got!

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