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Toy Fair 2008



2008 New York International Toy Fair

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SDCC08: Organic Hobby

Our first appointment at Comic-Con was with our friends at Organic Hobby, the fine folks who bring Revoltech to the US. Unfortunately, there was precious little new on display.

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NYTF08: LEGO

Lego brings us new Bionicle, Star Wars, Speed Racer, Batman, Indiana Jones and... Spongebob. With some highly entertaining VIDEO I might add.

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NYTF08: Mega Brands

MagNext, Spheron, Struxx and more!

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NYTF08: Kotobukiya - Star Wars

Kotobukiya blows the doors off with the cutaway x-wing, as well as new ArtFX statues.

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NYTF08: Hasbro - Transformers

Transformers were huge last year and of course Hasbro has more to add to their line-up this year.

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NYTF08: Underground Toys - Doctor Who

Underground toys distributed the Doctor Who toys here in the states and they where nice enough to take time with us to show us around the line.

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NYTF08: Hasbro - Star Wars

Star Wars was a heavy focus this year with the upcoming Clone wars cartoon series with more than a few surprises in store for jaded collectors.

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NYTF08: Hasbro - Marvel

Marvel is a big property for Hasbro and there was LOTS to see. Hulk, Spider-Man, Marvel Heroes.

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NYTF08: Hasbro - Iron Man

With his first movie comes a bunch of movie related toys. It's Hasbro's Iron Man movie toys.

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NYTF08: Hasbro - G.I. Joe

G.I. Joeeeeeeee! A Real American Hero..... yep G.I. Joe was bigger this year than it has been in years and of course we got the pictures to prove it.

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NYTF08: Playmates - Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

A far cry from what NECA is doing with the Turtles, the Playmates version has their place nonetheless.

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NYTF08: Funko

If you are not into bobbleheads, you probably haven't heard of Funko. They weren't even on my radar until I saw this....

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NYTF08: Diamond Comics

The best thing that Diamond had on display we couldn't take pictures of. New 1/4 scale Star Wars figures.

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NYTF08: Dark Horse

Dark Horse must have the coolest merchandising people ever. They put out a Tara McPherson Coloring book!

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NYTF08: Hasbro - Indiana Jones

I can hear the theme music playing now as I write this. Indy is back and he brought the toys this time.

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NYTF08: Shocker Toys

Shocker Toys was at Toy Fair showing off some of their new action figures.

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NYTF08: Scruncalli Dunchie

The cool company with the hard to pronounce name.

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NYTF08: NECA

NECA wins points for having the first action figure with a head in mid-explosion.

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NYTF08: Mindstyle

Mindstyle offers a designer toy experience no matter what your fetish.

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NYTF08: Mezco

What would a hit TV series do without action figures? Mezco comes to the rescue and brings us HEROES action figures. Oh yeah, and some movie called Hellboy 2.

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NYTF08: Amok Time

Amok Time has gone from retailer to manufacturer with their line of universal monsters as well as other classic movie and TV properties.

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NYTF08: HL Pro

Large scale articulated Grendizer figures? Awesome. Captain Harlock? Where has HL Pro been all my life.

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NYTF08: Playmates - Eon Kid

Eon Kid is a CG animated series from Korea, originally called IRON KID.

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NYTF08: Toynami

Toynami’s Beta Fighter, Shadow Fighters, Cyclones and 1/100th scale Valkyrie Strike/Super armor has all been promised repeatedly over the last few years but never delivered. Just what is going on over at Toynami and will this stuff ever see the light of day? Read on as CollectionDX.com has all the answers.

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NYTF08: Yamato

Yamato had a very small presence at Toy Fair this year. But they did clear up the differences between their various GN-U lines.

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NYTF08: Saizon

Saizon is the North American distributors of Stikfas. At Toy Fair, they introduced Korks, and I'm not sure if they are serious or not...

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NYTF08: Hasbro - Cloverfield

While most manufactures are backing away from larger, high ticket items Hasbro is embracing the concept here. If you saw the movie Cloverfield you either loved or or hated it. For those that loved it Hasbro has the toy for you. NOW WITH VIDEO.

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NYTF08: DC Direct

Sexy Superheroes and Menacing Ogres - its DC Direct.

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NYTF08: Mega Brands - Neo Shifters

New Neo Shifters including a Base and a web-enabled toy. UPDATED WITH VIDEO

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NYTF08: Onell Design / Beantown Toys

CDX Faves Onell Design show their Glyos System Series figures as well as the Beans.

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NYTF08: Kotobukiya

Kotobukiya continues to amaze with high-quality collectibles for the US market.

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NYTF08: Mattel - Planet Heroes

Planet Heroes are another toy for the younger crowd that features some great character designs. If these were made out of vinyl and designed by a graffiti artist they would cost $70 each.

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NYTF08: Mattel - Kung-Fu Panda

They are pandas. That do Kung-Fu. And I'm betting one of them is voiced by Steve Carrel.

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NYTF08: Mattel - GeoTrax

GeoTrax is a remote control train system made for little kids. So why should you care? Unless you have kids, you probably don't.

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NYTF08: Mattel - Imaginext

Imaginext is one of those lines that are made for kids but are appealing to me as an adult collector. In my opinion, they had one of the best toys of the whole fair this year.

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NYTF08: Mattel - Mega Rigs

Mega Rigs are a great throwback to the modular toys of the 80s. Think Jayce and the wheeled warriors or Starcom.

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NYTF08: Mattel - DC

All of your favorite DC heroes in a smaller scale.

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NYTF08: Mattel - Speed Racer

Go Go Go! Speeeeeeeeeeeeeeeed!

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NYTF08: Mattel - The Dark Knight

Toys from the new Batman movie - most of course are not seen in the Batman Movie

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NYTF08: Bandai - Digimon

Digital monsters continue to invade the real world with a unique line of Digimon toys for Fall 2008. The action-packed adventures of Digimon Data Squad, the new fifth season from Toei Animation Inc.

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NYTF08: Bandai - Dragonball Z

Dragon Ball Z fans can now celebrate the triumphant return of action figure innovator Bandai America to one of the most popular and successful anime properties ever to come from Japan. Beginning Spring 2008, the Dragon Ball toy line is reborn and poised to recapture the excitement with exclusive collectible figures never before released in the U.S. Featuring one-of-a-kind Japanese-style packaging, the new lineup is sure to meet the ravenous demand from fans of all ages for Bandai America’s return to the toy brand since 2000.

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NYTF08: Bandai - Blue Dragon

With characters designs by famed Japanese manga artist Akira Toriyama (who also created the acclaimed Dragon Ball series), the new Blue Dragon animation series is a classic adventure story of magical Shadow powers, flying air fortresses and unbounded heroism.

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NYTF08: Bandai - Ben 10

Who knows what amazing alien adventures await Ben Tennyson in 2008, as Cartoon Network’s hit show for boys 6-11 will unveil the all-new series Ben 10: Alien Force this Spring. This new series features Ben and his cousin Gwen five years older, Grandpa Max missing under suspicious circumstances, and an unlikely friend in Kevin Levin, Ben’s former energy-absorbing nemesis. With the help of the awesome Omnitrix once again, Ben and his allies tackle more extraordinary adventures while encountering a new cast of aliens, both heroic and evil.

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NYTF08: Bandai - Power Rangers

For over ten thousand years, a spirit of pure evil, Dai Shi has been locked away and safely guarded by the secretive Kung Fu clan, Pai Zhuq, “Order of the Claw.” But now, evil has escaped and the Pai Zhuq must select their three top members to fight this evil. Once selected, the three Kung Fu warriors are given the special gift of becoming Power Rangers, and are the Earth’s only hope to stop the army of evil animal spirits from overtaking the human world.

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NYTF08: Organic Hobby

Organic Hobby was at the Toy Fair showing off the latest Revoltech as well as other goods from companies like CM's Corporation.

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Toy Fair 2008 Predictions

Adam and Josh talk about what to expect from Toy Fair 2008. Cameo appearances by Nekrodave and Sanjeev! - a CollectionDX video presentation.

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