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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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Transformers “Siege of Cybertron”, Cyberverse” and Studio Series – Toy Fair 2019

Take a look at the new upcoming Transformers “Siege of Cybertron”, Cyberverse” and Studio Series figures coming from Hasbro throughout the year, as seen during NY Toy Fair 2019.

The Omega Supreme figure is a true show stopper, as are the Studio Series versions of some fan favorites. Plus, the new animated Cyberverse series is headed towards “The Power of The Spark” with their new wave of toys.

Plus, a closer look at the recently announced Ectotron transformer from the Ghostbusters/ Transformers crossover!

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Transformers “Bumblebee” & “Bot Bots” – Hasbro NY Toy Fair 2019

Check out the latest toys from the “Transformers Bumblebee” movie, and the new Bot Bots line of blind bag mini figures. Seen at Hasbro during NY Toy Fair 2019.

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New “Marvel Legends” Figures – Hasbro at Toy Fair 2019

Check out all of the new Marvel Legends figures coming this year from Hasbro. This includes new X-Men, with retro style Toy Biz packages and designs, a line based on the artwork of Alex Ross, Captain Marvel and “Spider-Man: Far from Home” figures, and many more.

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“Spider-Man: Far from Home” and “Captain Marvel” toys – Hasbro at Toy Fair 2019

Check out the new “Spider-Man: Far from Home”, “Spider-Man into the Spiderverse”, and “Captain Marvel” toys coming from Hasbro later this Spring and Summer, seen during NY Toy Fair 2019. This includes action figures, dolls, and roleplay weapons.

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Boss Fight Studio “Gladiator Accessory Set” Unboxing – Toy Fair 2019

Erik Arana of Boss Fight Studio unboxes their brand new “Gladiator Accessory Set” from their Vitruvian H.A.C.K.S. line, a customizable line of 3.75″ action figures in a variety of styles including G.I. Joe-esque soldiers, medieval Fantasy characters, and now Roman Gladiators.

Filmed live at NY Toy Fair 2019.

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“Star Wars” action figures by Hasbro – Toy Fair 2019

There were loads of new Star Wars figures from Hasbro on display at NY Toy Fair 2019.

Included here are first looks at their new Galaxy of Adventures line, more 6″ Black series figures, including Episode 1 characters, Doctor Aphra, bounty hunters, and more, and the new retro line, inspired by the original Kenner toys from the 1970’s.

We also got a first look at the enormous crowdsourced Jabba’s Sail Barge vehicle, and a new Darth Vader figure that is super poseable and features hidden joints!

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“Power Rangers” toys from Hasbro – Toy Fair 2019

Check out the new Power Rangers toys from Hasbro, which debuted at Toy Fair 2019!

This year is the first year ever that Bandai is not holding the master figure license, and Hasbro has taken over with a strong showing for their debut. Shown here are six-inch figures from the Lightning series, along with new figures, zords and role-play morphers and weapons from “Power Rangers: Beast Morphers”, and a new blind box line called “Micro Morphers”.

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“Overwatch” figures by Hasbro – Toy Fair 2019

Check out the debuting Overwatch figures from Hasbro, unveiled at NY Toy Fair 2019.The first series includes single figures of Tracer, Lucio, Blackwatch Reaper, and Sombra, along with a duo of two-packs with Mercy & Pharah, and Soldier 76 and Ana. Plus, a deluxe figure of Reinhardt, Nerf guns, and Overwatch Monopoly!

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“My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic” – New Toys from Hasbro at Toy Fair 2019

Check out all the new toys from “My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic” seen at Hasbro’s NY Toy Fair 2019 event. Featuring new Cutie Mark Crew blind box toys, color-changing ponies, a Pinkie Pie that you can tickle and she reacts, and more!

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