Bandai showed their new toy line from the show Team Galaxy. No pictures were
permitted of these toys, but there were plenty of images in the press kit. We were really impressed with the design of these toys. They look to be very articulated and the transformation of the ships looks solid.
These figures look to be microman sized and come with various ships and weapons.
The transforming vehicles are the real standout of the line, with some of them
transfoming into armor and others transforming and combining into a Giant Robot.
I really like the style of these, lets hope they do better than DICE did.
From the press release:
"A perennial leader in the action figure category, Bandai America Incorporated
is set to unveil in July 2007 its out-of-this-world lineup for Team Galaxy,
the Cartoon Network show about three students training to be space marshals
at a futuristic intergalactic high school. With its awesome space vehicles,
high-tech gadgetry and wacky characters – both human and alien – the
show debuted to stellar ratings last Fall and comes from Marathon Media (Totally
Spies), France’s top international television production and distribution
company. Featuring the support of prestigious licensing agent MGM Consumer
Products and with master toy licensee Bandai America at the helm, the brand
is sure to energize fans across the galaxy with a dynamic lineup of action
figures, vehicles, playsets, role-play products and more.
Team Galaxy is a fast-paced animated adventure for kids ages 6 to 11 that
is set in the coolest high school in the universe, Galaxy High. The series
follows the exploits of three students – Josh, Brett and Yoko – forced
to multi-task between the tribulations of their “regular” teen
lives and high-flying space adventures. Full-throttle thrills are in store
when the three friends become the unlikely defenders of Earth as they face
off against over-the-top alien villains. Highly stylized and unique in its
presentation, the series features a mixture of anime-inspired 2D animation
and the computer generated 3D animation of today.
Bandai America’s Team Galaxy lineup features action figures, vehicles,
role-play toys and more, including:
- 5" Action Figures – features all the colorful characters from Galaxy
High and beyond, including Josh, Brett, Yoko, and aliens Thork and Gangus.
One assortment offers figures with cool weapons and a cockpit that transforms
into a vehicle. Another array of figures includes the three main characters,
Josh, Brett and Yoko, along with a compatible bike. Each fast-riding motorcycle
can also transform into other toys, such as a hover craft, battle cannon
with armor and a high-tech weapon, and has working lights.
- Vehicles – the Mini Vehicles sport colorful yet sleek designs, and
include both Team Galaxy and alien ships. All the versions can be raced around,
displayed on the included stand or launched out of the Launcher Playset (not
included). Meanwhile, the Transforming Vehicles can turn into a powerful
robot and be customized with cool stickers. This lineup also includes two
Ultra-Pets, Fluffy and Spike, which also transform into robots. Toss them
and watch them spin open to reveal themselves.
- Launcher Playsets – based on different environments from the show,
kids can catapult their Mini Vehicles at top speeds for exciting action.
Mix and match the vehicles from your collection for even more fun, or create
unique play worlds by attaching the display stands to the playsets to create
racing tracks. The two alien-based playsets also burst apart as the vehicles
race through them. Each comes with one vehicle.
- Role-Play – featuring replicas of the weapons used by the Galaxy
High team, each role-play toy offers cool lights and sound effects for reenacting
the intergalactic action from the show. Additionally, the Gyro Shooter is
designed after the team’s awesome Space Shuttle and includes three
soft foam launchers shaped like Josh’s Defender ship. To activate the
shooting action, pull back on the wings, aim and then fire."
Of course, you can view more images in our Team Galaxy gallery.