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 transforming 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 marshall 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."