- Posted by Giaco Furino
- On February 12, 2016
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- toy fair
Tomorrow and Sunday mark the beginning of Toy Fair New York, one of the world’s largest insider toy and game expos, and we’ll be live on site via Periscope and Facebook bringing you all the news that’s fit to vlog. As we gear up for the event, here’s a look at some of the stuff we’re most excited to see.
The fine folks at Mezco Toyz are always on the bleeding edge of amazing character reproductions, and we can’t wait to see what they’ve got in store for this year’s Fair. Just look at the two 1:12 model figures they already previewed before the show! Damn.
Tomy Toys’ Pokemon Celebration
Kids’ toy makers Tomy Toys make all sorts of great toys for very little ones, but they’ve also just announced a series of Pokemon toys to commemorate 20 years of the franchise. We think this will be the moment they reveal their special plush and action-figure treatments for some of the best mythical Pokemon. We would make a joke about how we “gotta catch ‘em all” but we’re serious… we’re going to have to catch them all.
All Funko Everything
What’s not to love about Funko? From their Pop! figures that have taken over the world, to their mystery vinyl figures, to their rad action figures, Funko seems to have it’s thumb firmly on the pulse of everything we love. If you can’t find us, follow the drool all the way to the Funko booth.
Aside from generally being amazing all the time in every way, Lego will all be displaying this huge Captain Phasma statue, as well as statues of Finn and Poe Dameron. As if we didn’t already love all things Lego, now we’ll get to gawk at these beauties too!
We’re huge board game fans over here, so there’s no doubt in our minds that we’ll be sinking a lot of time into the board and card game wing of Toy Fair NY (watch for that live coverage on Sunday!). One of the companies we’re most excited to talk with is Asmodee, who currently put out some of our favorite games like City of Horror, Eclipse, and Takenoko (pictured above).
Bandai’s Import Collection
Bandai doesn’t mess around when it comes to Toy Fair, and this year they’re showcasing items from their Import Collection. The Import Collection brings over toy and figure makers from Japan, including Banpresto, Gashapon, and Shokugon. It’s always exciting to see toys from around the world, and the few previews they’ve released look amazing.
The toy giant is taking up an entire galleria to themselves this year, and they haven’t said a peep about what they’re debuting. Will we see new Barbie’s, new Hot Wheels, new DC action figures? Who knows! One thing’s for sure: we’ll be spending plenty of time in the “Mattel Galleria.”