Three Day Convention Will Include Panels, Larger-than-Life Brand Experiences, Games Events, Auditions for Hasbro TV Commercials and Shows, Meet & Greets and Appearances from Peter Cullen, Frank Welker, Stan Lee, Dude Perfect and top
MY LITTLE PONY and TRANSFORMERS Talent
PAWTUCKET, R.I. — May 22, 2017 – Today Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ:HAS), a global play and entertainment company, officially opened ticket sales for the first-ever HASCON FANmily™ event, which will take place in Providence at the Rhode Island Convention Center and Dunkin’ Donuts Center from September 8-10, 2017. Hasbro fans and families from around the globe can purchase single day tickets or three-day tickets for the convention, with VIP packages available for super-fans and the most enthusiastic collectors.
Today Hasbro also revealed the first round of talent appearances, panels and brand experiences set to take place during HASCON 2017. Appearances and meet & greets will be available with some of the biggest names from Hasbro, including DUDE PERFECT, Lorenzo Di Bonaventura (Producer of all the TRANSFORMERS films, as well as G.I. JOE: The Rise of Cobra and G.I. JOE: Retaliation); Stan Lee (Marvel Comics Legend); Peter Cullen and Frank Welker (original TRANSFORMERS voice talent); Andrea Libman and Cathy Weseluck (voice talent of MY LITTLE PONY: FRIENDSHIP IS MAGIC and MY LITTLE PONY: THE MOVIE), “Chewbacca Mom”, Candace Payne and more.
This unique event will bring Hasbro’s most iconic brands to life like never before, including TRANSFORMERS, MY LITTLE PONY, NERF, MAGIC: THE GATHERING, PLAY-DOH, MONOPOLY and G.I. JOE, and exceptional partner brands such as BEYBLADE, DREAMWORKS TROLLS and SESAME STREET. Fans will get a peek behind the Hasbro curtain during the three days filled with exciting first-look previews and panels from Hasbro’s biggest television and movie series.
Attendees will be immersed in hands-on, interactive experiences with oversized games such as PIE FACE and TOILET TROUBLE from HASBRO GAMING, photo opportunities with SESAME STREET and TROLLS costumed characters, epic BEYBLADE battles, a PLAY-DOH creation zone and the MY LITTLE PONY magical world of Equestria. FANmilies will be able to take photos with props from Hasbro’s movies and step into a custom-built NERF battle arena, maybe even with the guys from DUDE PERFECT. HASCON will also host MAGIC: THE GATHERING gameplay featuring an exclusive preview of the upcoming Iconic Masters card set. Youth fans, ages 3-15, have the opportunity to audition for Hasbro commercials and voice talent on our animated series. Fans also can purchase exclusive* Hasbro toys and merchandise including new TRANSFORMERS products.
In addition, there will be activities inspired by several iconic Disney properties, including Disney Princess, Frozen, Elena of Avalor, Moana and Descendants 2, as well as Star Warsand Marvel’s Avengers, Spider-Man and Guardians of the Galaxy. From movie props and costumes on display, to hands-on fun through art tutorials and more, these areas will be can’t-miss destinations during the show.
“Hasbro constantly strives for new ways to bring our storytelling to life and offer fans greater access to our brands, and HASCON is designed to bring attendees closer to Hasbro’s biggest properties than ever before,” said John Frascotti, President of Hasbro. “We are assembling the ultimate fan celebration, with three days of marquee talent, interactive activities, immersive experiences, game events, panel discussions, VIP events and much more. We’re set to deliver an unforgettable experience for fans and families alike.”
HASCON tickets are on-sale now. Single day tickets are available for $30 for youth (ages 3-15) and $60 for adults (ages 16+). Three-Day tickets range from $75 for youth (ages 3-15) to $165 for adults (ages 16+). VIP packages are also available for super-fans and the most enthusiastic collectors starting at $200 for youth (ages 3 – 15) and $600 for adults (ages 16+), plus taxes. To purchase tickets and stay up to date on all the latest information on HASCON 2017, please visit http://hascon.hasbro.com
Hasbro (NASDAQ: HAS) is a global play and entertainment company committed to Creating the World’s Best Play Experiences. From toys and games to television, movies, digital gaming and consumer products, Hasbro offers a variety of ways for audiences to experience its iconic brands, including NERF, MY LITTLE PONY, TRANSFORMERS, PLAY-DOH, MONOPOLY, LITTLEST PET SHOP and MAGIC: THE GATHERING, as well as premier partner brands. The Company’s Hasbro Studios and its film label, Allspark Pictures, are building its brands globally through great storytelling and content on all screens. Through its commitment to corporate social responsibility and philanthropy, Hasbro is helping to make the world a better place for children and their families. Hasbro ranked No. 1 on the 2017 100 Best Corporate Citizens list by CR Magazine, and has been named one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies® by Ethisphere Institute for the past six years. Learn more at www.hasbro.com, and follow us on Twitter (@Hasbro & @HasbroNews) and Instagram (@Hasbro).
Hasbro has announced the Marvel Legends 6 inch SDCC 2017 Exclusive! This year, it’s gorgeous! …again!
MARVEL SDCC EXCLUSIVE 2017
MARVEL LEGENDS SERIES BATTLE FOR ASGARD 5-PACK
(Ages 4 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $99.99/ Available at Booth #3329 at Comic-Con International in San Diego)
Recreate legendary battles between the Nine Realms with the MARVEL LEGENDS SERIES BATTLE
FOR ASGARD 5-PACK! This mighty set comes in premium packaging with original artwork by Tyler Jacobson, and includes 6-inch scale MALEKITH, MARVEL’S BOR, ULIK, MARVEL’S ODINSON, and THOR figures. Each figure features multiple points of articulation, premium design, and character-inspired sword and hammer accessories. Includes 5 figures and 5 accessories. The MARVEL LEGENDS SERIES BATTLE FOR ASGARD 5-PACK will be for sale at San Diego Comic-Con 2017. Following the convention, a limited number will be available on HasbroToyShop.com.
Ulik, Marvel’s Odinson, and Thor figures. This mighty set will be available at Hasbro Booth #3329 at San Diego Comic-Con in July.
Hasbro revealed the Marvel Legends Series 12-Inch Daredevil SDCC Exclusive today! The SDCC Exclusive features impressive detailing, 30 points of articulation, premium packaging with original artwork by Marvel’s Chief Creative Officer, Joe Quesada, and more.
MARVEL LEGENDS SERIES 12-INCH DAREDEVIL Figure
(Ages 4 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $59.99/ Available at Booth #3329 at Comic-Con International in San Diego)
Protect the citizens of Hell’s Kitchen from ever-impending danger with the MARVEL LEGENDS SERIES 12-INCH DAREDEVIL Figure. This impressively detailed figure features more than 30 points of articulation for heroic poses and display, and comes in premium red packaging with braille on the back and original artwork by Marvel’s Chief Creative Officer, Joe Quesada. Maximize this figure’s potential with its 12 character-inspired accessories, including an alternate head, alternate hands, and a baton. Includes 12-inch scale figure, 12 accessories, and 2 posters. The MARVEL LEGENDS SERIES 12-INCH DAREDEVIL Figure will be for sale at San Diego Comic-Con 2017. Following the convention, a limited number will be available on HasbroToyShop.com.
(BALTIMORE, MD) – (May 15, 2017) – Diamond Comic Distributors is offering over 20 extremely limited PREVIEWS exclusives for this year’s Comic-Con International: San Diego (July 19-23). The list includes variants of several popular Marvel titles, including Secret Empire, Star Wars, and All-New Guardians of the Galaxy, a new 2018 The Walking Dead calendar just in time for the new season on AMC, a slew of Diamond Select Toys items, and more! Comic-Con attendees will be able to preview the items at the Diamond PREVIEWS Booth #2401 and purchase from participating retailers on the show floor.
“Diamond is excited to present this year’s extremely limited con exclusives,” said Diamond’s Director of Marketing, Dan Manser. “We’ll showcase these items at the PREVIEWS booth and then guide fans to retailers who’ll have the exclusives available for purchase on the show floor. Fans who look forward to attending Comic-Con International: San Diego for the exclusives won’t be disappointed with this year’s selection.”
2017 SDCC PREVIEWS EXCLUSIVES
Comics & Graphic Novels
SDCC 2017 MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS #17
(W) Kyle Higgins (A) Hendry Prasetya (CA) Peter Nguyen
The next Power Rangers epic starts here! The Power Rangers are finally reunited, but can things ever be the same? (MAR178669) Limited to 3,000 copies.
SDCC 2017 BETTIE PAGE #1 LINSNER VARIANT
(W) David Avallone (A) Colton Worley (CA) Joseph Michael Linsner
She’s more modest than Ms. Blaise, but peels more than Ms. Emma. She out-vamps Vampirella, but she’s sweeter than Honey West. She put the mod in model, and the bangs in bang-bang. Now the world can know the truth: her classified adventures back in 1951 Hollywood have been declassified. Dynamite, David Avallone and Colton Worley are proud to present The Secret Diary of Bettie Page, in handy comic book form. (MAR178681) Limited to 2,000 copies.
A NEW ONGOING SERIES from Lumberjanes creator GRACE ELLIS and talented newcomer SHAE BEAGLE that tells a story of monsters, romance, and magical hijinks! The first arc also includes an additional short story with artist KATE LETH! Fantasy creatures are living typical, unremarkable lives alongside humans, and barista Julie strives to be the most unremarkable of all. Normal job, normal almost-girlfriend, normal…werewolf transformations that happen when she gets upset? Yikes! But all bets are off when she and her centaur best friend Chet find themselves in the middle of a magical conspiracy. Will Julie and Chet be able to save their friends? Is Julie’s dogged determination to be normal a lost cause? Who’s going to watch the coffee shop while our heroes are out saving the world?? These questions and more will be answered in MOONSTRUCK, coming July 19 from Image Comics. (MAR178671) Limited to 3,000 copies.
SDCC 2017 WALKING DEAD 2018 CALENDAR WITH PX WD #1 VAR
(W) Robert Kirkman (A) Tony Moore (CA) Charlie Adlard
ROBERT KIRKMAN’s THE WALKING DEAD is one of the most popular comics of all time. Show off your love of THE WALKING DEAD all year long with the new 2018 calendar featuring images from the comic, as drawn by artist CHARLIE ADLARD. (MAR178672) Limited to 5,000 copies.
SDCC 2017 ALL NEW GUARDIANS OF GALAXY #5 B&W VAR
(W) Gerry Duggan (A) Chris Samnee (CA) Chris Samnee
Star-Lord has been sailing the radio waves of the galaxy for years, keeping up with the one piece of Earth he could never quite leave behind. Guest artist Chris Samnee joins writer Gerry Duggan to check into Peter Quill’s sonic conquests!
Rated T+ (MAR178674) Limited to 5,000 copies.
SDCC 2017 DEADPOOL KILLS MARVEL UNIVERSE AGAIN #1 MINIMATES VAR
(W) Cullen Bunn (A) Dalibor Talajic (CA) Barry Bradfield
Remember the time Deadpool went a little TOO crazy and killed the entire Marvel Universe? Well, this isn’t that. This is a DIFFERENT time. Writer Cullen Bunn and artist Dalibor Talajic (A.K.A. the creators behind DEADPOOL KILLS THE MARVEL UNIVERSE) have reunited for ANOTHER tale of Deadpool taking out all of your faves in the most horrific ways possible! It’s gonna hurt him more than it hurts you…and you’re gonna love it! Parental Advisory. (MAR178675) Limited to 5,000 copies.
SDCC 2017 PETER PARKER SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN #1 MINIMATES VAR
(W) Chip Zdarsky (A/CA) Barry Bradfield
SPIDER-MAN RETURNS TO THE FRIENDLY NEIGHBORHOOD! The webslinging, wallcrawling wonder returns to New York City in the all-new PETER PARKER: THE SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN. A companion series to the best-selling Amazing Spider-Man series, Peter Parker is going back-to-basics for big heroics in the Big Apple. Featuring adversaries old and new, be there as Spider-Man returns to his friendly neighborhood for his never ending battle against crime and the dreaded “Parker Luck”. Rated T (MAR178676) Limited to 5,000 copies.
SDCC 2017 SECRET EMPIRE #5 (OF 9) SE MINIMATES VAR
(W) Nick Spencer (A) Leinil Francis Yu (CA) Barry Bradfield
They thought they were safe! They thought they could handle anything that was thrown against them! But the united heroes of the Marvel Universe never reckoned on the dread power that Steve Rogers would unleash! THE SECRET EMPIRE WILL AMAZE YOU! Rated T+ (MAR178677) Limited to 5,000 copies.
SDCC 2017 STAR WARS #33 B&W VAR (W) Jason Aaron (A) Salvador Larroca (CA) Mike Mayhew The Hero of the Rebellion & the Princess of the Revolution! Luke and Leia finally get some time alone. Unfortunately, it’s stranded on a desert island. Rated T (MAR178678) Limited to 5,000 copies.
SDCC 2017 BATMAN BEYOND BATMAN RESIN BUST
The future is now, as the next Batman, Terry McGinnis, travels back in time to be the next exclusive bust in the DC Animated Universe bust line! Limited to only 850 pieces, this 6” bust comes in a full-color box with a hand-numbered certificate of authenticity. Sculpted by Varner Studios. A Diamond Select Toys product! (DEC168438) Limited to 850 pieces.
SDCC 2017 BATMAN BEYOND BATMAN VARIANT RESIN BUST
The future is now, as the next Batman, Terry McGinnis, travels back in time to be the next exclusive bust in the DC Animated Universe 6” bust line! Limited to only 450 pieces, this limited unmasked variant comes in a full-color box with a hand-numbered certificate of authenticity. Sculpted by Varner Studios. A Diamond Select Toys product! (DEC168439) Limited to 450 pieces.
SDCC 2017 JLA ANIMATED SERIES FLASH RESIN BUST
Add to your Justice League with this exclusive 6” bust of the team’s scarlet speedster, the Flash! Limited to only 650 pieces, this bust comes in a full-color box with a hand-numbered certificate of authenticity. Sculpted by Varner Studios. A Diamond Select Toys product! (DEC168436) Limited to 650 pieces.
SDCC 2017 JLA ANIMATED SERIES FLASH VARIANT RESIN BUST Add to your Justice League with this exclusive 6” bust of the team’s scarlet speedster, the Flash! This exclusive edition captures Flash at faster-than-light speeds, and is cast in a translucent material to simulate a speed effect. Limited to only 650 pieces, this bust comes in a full-color box with a hand-numbered certificate of authenticity. Sculpted by Varner Studios. A Diamond Select Toys product! (DEC168437) Limited to 650 pieces.
SDCC 2017 MARVEL GALLERY DEADPOOL VARIANT PVC FIG The Marvel Universe’s deadliest assassin is ready for his next team-up with this exclusive PVC Diorama! Wearing his X-Men colors, Deadpool leaps from a portal with his twin katanas flashing, and this 10” diorama comes packaged in a full-color window box with a fifth panel. Limited to 4200 pieces. Sculpted by Jean St. Jean. A Diamond Select Toys product! (DEC168441) Limited to 4,200 pieces.
SDCC 2017 MARVEL GALLERY SUPERIOR IRON MAN PVC FIG
Our Marvel Gallery Iron Man PVC just got an upgrade! As seen in the Superior Iron Man comic book series, Tony Stark wears his gleaming white armor as he rises into the air on his boot jets. This 11.5” diorama comes packaged in a full-color window box with a fifth panel, and is limited to 2500 pieces. Sculpted by Mat Brouillard. A Diamond Select Toys product! (DEC168442) Limited to 2,100 pieces.
SDCC 2017 DARK TOWER MONSTER VINIMATE
The highly anticipated film adaptation of Stephen King’s Dark Tower series now has an ultra-secret Vinimates vinyl figure! This 4” figure of one of the creatures from the film features an articulated neck for different posing options, and comes in a full-color window box. Limited to 1500 pieces. A Diamond Select Toys product! (DEC168448) Limited to 1,500 pieces.
SDCC 2017 FORBIDDEN PLANET ROBBY WITH BLASTER VINIMATE
From the Forbidden Planet comes one of the most advanced robots of all time: Robby the Robot! This exclusive 4-inch Vinimates vinyl figure holds a blaster pistol, and comes packaged in a full-color window box. Limited to 2000 pieces. A Diamond Select Toys product! (DEC168446) Limited to 2,000 pieces.
SDCC 2017 GHOSTBUSTERS GID SLIMER VINIMATE
Is he friend or foe? Whichever he is, he glows! The Ghostbusters get their little buddy with this exclusive new Vinimates vinyl figure of Slimer! Cast in an exclusive glow-in-the-dark material, Slimer stands approximately 4 inches tall on his stand, and comes package in a full-color window box. Limited to only 1500 pieces. A Diamond Select Toys product! (DEC168445) Limited to 1,500 pieces.
SDCC 2017 IRON GIANT VARIANT VINIMATE The Iron Giant is cosplaying for SDCC! This exclusive 4-inch Vinimates vinyl figure features the Iron Giant with his famous “S” chest emblem, striking a heroic pose straight out of the classic animated film, and his articulated neck allows you to further customize that pose. Figure comes packaged in a full-color window box. Limited to 1500 pieces. A Diamond Select Toys product! (DEC168447) Limited to 1,500 pieces.
SDCC 2017 DC REBIRTH HARLEY QUINN BOOMBOX PX STATUE Based on the variant cover of Harley Quinn #1 comes this amazing polystone statue of the Maid of Mischief. Measuring almost 8 inches tall with boombox, each statue is individually numbered, hand painted, and includes a Certificate of Authenticity. (JAN178423) Limited to 2,500 pieces.
SDCC 2017 POP POWER RANGERS MEGAZORD 6IN VINYL FIG
From Funko comes the POP! Power Rangers Megazord! Stands 6″ tall and come packaged in a window box for easy display. (DEC168629) Limited to 8,000 pieces.
The litlgeeks and MUReview had a great time at ttpm, but they couldn’t wait to get home to see all the fun stuff everyone gave them! Look out below for video and keep scrolling for some up close shots! Some of the toys we will be checking out in a Magic Box video down the road, some others, we will be giving away later, so stay tuned!
All The Toys
Fast and the Furious
Giant Gazillion Palm Bubble Juggler
Magic 8 Ball
My First Magic Kit
Eastcolight Magnifying Glass
All toys in this video are for various recommended ages. Please see manufacturer websites for details.
MUReview received all toys in this video for free to review / share with you.
The litlgeeks get to do a lot of fun things thanks to litlgeeks.com. One of the most fun things they have gotten to do, they have now gotten to do TWICE, ttpm! The litlgeeks were introduced to ttpmin 2016, went to the showcase, had a blast, and they were (thankfully!) invited back in 2017. We have a lot of great coverage of the show for you, but before we dive in, I want to give you a little background and let you know what you are going to see.
What is ttpm – toys, tots, pets & more. It’s an amazing resource for parents and folks that love toys. The wonderful folks there look at fun products and give unbiased reviews about the pros and cons for what they are looking at. They also do some incredible industry activities and their staffers are involved in all sorts of great stuff, right up to their CEO Jim Silver who is on ABC’s The Toy Box (litlninja is a big fan and Jim made his day!)
The Spring Showcase featured about 40 great toy brands, and the best part, everything that was there, the many “industry” kids in attendance go to play with! Note, ttpm is a Toy Industry / professional event, and lots of great media outlets were invited to go play, see, and of course share! Now, we didn’t get to everyone, but we did our best to get to almost everyone!
The litlgeeks put together a fun video of their day for you. You can click the links above the video to jump to the toy company you are interested in, or you can scroll to your hearts content. If you want to come back to the top, look on the right of your screen and click the up arrow. Enjoy!
What a great time with our friends at Alex Brands. They were showing off a bunch of great stuff, from Walking Dead foam dart guns from Buzz Bee to their amazing Magic Kits. litlninja was immediately mesmerized when resident Magician Mentalist and Purveyor of Mystery, Ryan Oakes demonstrated some of the adorable tricks you can learn in Alex Brands My First Magic Kit sets! http://www.alexbrands.com/
Antsy Pants was a name we hadn’t heard before ttpm 2017 and we are glad we know it now. Kid size, kid friendly, easy to build play “tent” kits that have all sorts of adorable themes from Ice Cream Trucks to Pirate Ships. The litlgeeks love their role play and Antsy Pants is going to be a must have in our house this year! Build structures to create your own world and bring your imagination to life! https://www.facebook.com/antsypantsplay/
EASTCOLIGHT demonstrated some fun tech toys! Telescopes made to mount a smart phone, whether on top for star mapping or right on the view finder for some star gazing pictures, the design is impressive! They also showed off a conductive play toy, plug in a banana and tap the banana to make music! http://www.eastcolight.com/en-us/index?skm=1
Funrise was showing off some really fun stuff at ttpm, Gazillion Giant Bubbles abounded, the Bubble Mill, the Power Wand, the Incredibubble Wand! Also on display, perfect play size for litlgeeks, Tonka Tinys! Little Tonka toy truck and play sets that work and interact just like the big ones! Starting at $9.99 you really can’t beat it! http://www.funrise.com/
Our friends at Hasbro constantly bring the fun to any toy show or event we are lucky enough to attend and today was no different. Hasbro’s booth was just a wall of people at all times because they were showing off the brand new Forces of Destiny line! We got to see Princess Leia, Sabine, Rey and Jyn! We got to see some of the great Spider-Man homecoming role play toys and action figures. Some fantastic Hasbro games were on hand (pictured). A fantastic spread of Transformers toys including the brand new (and improved!) Optimus helmet / mask for The Last Knight. We got to see some of the Guardians of the Galaxy goodies that you can find in stores now! Also on display, My Little Pony, Play-Doh, Monopoly, Littlest Pet Shop and Magic the Gathering! Oooh! And some beautiful Beauty and the Beast figures that you can pick up as soon as now! One of the highlights for the litlgeeks at the Hasbro setup though was Nerf Nitro. Car Guns… Guns that shoot cars…fast! Recipe for litlfun! http://www.hasbrotoyshop.com
We hope you remember our friends at Insect Lore. We do! The litlgeeks had such a great time growing their own Butterfly Garden. We got to check out more of their great products for 2017. Stay tuned to litlgeeks because I think we will have some butterfly giveaway goodness this year! https://www.insectlore.com/
JAKKS Pacific has so much fun stuff! Beauty and the Beast dolls and play pieces like the rose and Mrs. Potts / Chip. We got our first eyes on the Cars 3 Max Tow Mater! This beefy tow truck has over 50 phrases and sounds, and can tow up to 200 pounds with ease! JAKKS has a full line of great Smurfs toys for the latest movie featuring figures, houses, dolls and more. They have some great ride ons like a Spider-Man bike and a Thomas The Tank Train. Jakks is also home to some 2016, 2017 runaway hits, Tsum Tsum and Gift ‘Ems! Don’t forget their great outdoor brand Maui, they showed off the Sky Ball, the Sky Bouncer and the Wave Hoop! The favorite of the litlgeeks here though was the XPV Rock N Roll Groot. They spun Groot until they couldn’t spin Groot no more! http://www.jakks.com/
Jay @ Play
Ever heard of Flip A Zoo? Adorable plush not one though, but two! Each character is adorable, and each character flips into one other character. From tiny plastic toy Flipzees to giant size Flip A Zoos, Jay @ Play has a huge hit on their hands! http://www.jayatplay.com/
Jazwares is the home of Animal Jam, the fantastic, interactive toy line. They are also where you go for all of your Peppa Pig must haves. For the litlgeeks though, Jazwares is where Minecraft and Roblox lives! Both litlgeeks took as many turns playing Roblox as they could and their friend Aaron gave them not one, but two! Roblox blinx Blox each! Thank you Aaron! http://jazwares.com/
Just Play had a ton of new and exciting stuff on display. In addition to some great new PJ Masks Deluxe Vehicles and some great new role play masks, Just Play showed off the Marvel Swing and Sling Spidey Plush…he swings and does flips! Their other big news of the day, the Cars 3 Mack’s Mobile Tool Center. Lightening McQueens trailer giant sized! It fights Lightening and has a workshop full of custom parts that you can change up Lightening with! ($59.99). https://justplayproducts.com/
I’m learning this year actually that one of the most stressful things you can do in your life, next to marriage and home buying is having a pool put in. Nothing fancy, an above ground pool, but so much work around it! What’s not stressful about pool buying though? Picking out amazing and fun floats and toys! Kangaroo has you covered and they definitely have us covered with a Giant Swan. The litlgeeks loved their Poop Emoji float too! http://www.kangaroomfg.com/
Kap It, I can’t say simply enough, it takes the wild craze of bottle flipping and makes it a competitive and fun game! Kap It founders KidzGames are excited for you to try this great take on the new craze, and litlgeeks is excited to share it with you too, so stay tuned for our review! Kap It uses a soft play mat, square bottles that are easy for flipping, but you do have to bring your own water! The game is available at www.kapitgame.com for $19.95.
LEGO made a big splash at ttpm showing off their adorable new Cars 3 DUPLO and Juniors sets. The litlgeeks loved playing with them. The Internet is raging ablaze though with news of the beautiful new Carousel set which you can even motorize (sold separately). https://www.lego.com/en-us/
Our only real meltdown of ttpm, litlzombie was led by the Little Kids booth. We were going to go to the booth but we were following the floor plan around and we were going to loop down the middle. On our way by the booth, litlzombie saw a giant bubble wand. We kept walking and he just lost his marbles. He wanted to play with it so badly. We turned it around and took liltzombie to the bubbles and all was well. He’d of played with that bubble wand all day and not thought about another toy. Little Kids does have other toys though, Magic Kitchen, Candylicious Bubbles and all sorts of great bubble blowers too! http://www.littlekidsinc.com/
Mattel is having a great 2017 with hit movie toy after hit movie toy. They’ve got a ton of fantastic Cars 3 products coming out, talking interactive cars, derby playsets and more. Mattel is also the home of Fast and the Furious, so many awesome cars and sets out for that. You want more? Ok, how about Wonder Woman! Role Play Toys! Action Figures! Dolls! DC Super Hero Girls, this line is on fire and it will expand in Spring of 2017 with more action dolls and more figures in the fall! http://shop.mattel.com
Moose was on hand to show off great new Shopkins and Little Live Pets. They were also showing a great spread of Minions based toys and Disney Crossy Road toys! http://www.moosetoys.com/
Nickelodeon was on hand with a mile of toys from water tables to pool floats. The highlight here for the litlgeeks was of course the Ninja Turtles. Adorable plush, Micro Mutants, Viewmaster! There was also a ton of great Paw Patrol fun on display, and Spongebob too! http://www.nick.com/
Ozobot has been on our list for a while now, and while it was always high up, it jumped up in a big way at ttpm. Ozobot Evo! Groot Ozobot, Spidey, Iron Man. We love us some Marvel and Ozobot has us covered in July! Ozobot has STEM in spades! https://ozobot.com/
A line of toys using natural sustainable materials and manufacturing, PlanToys had some very kid friendly playsets that even showed off a little STEM with basic machine mechanics. Beautifully designed and built to withstand your litlgeeks. http://plantoys.com/
The litlgeeks love PlayMonster. We’ve already made a friend in our Wonder Crew buddy and we had a great time bringing you news about My Fairy Garden at Toy Fair. Expect more from each in 2017! Wonder Crew should see more outfits with matching kid gear and My Fairy Garden brings out beautiful set after set! http://www.playmonster.com/
You may have heard about Hatchimals, maybe. This year, Coleggtibles! Little tiny Hatchimals. You warm up their egg, break it open and there is an adorable little (non-interactive) Coleggtible inside! So cute! The litlgeeks got to meet a Hatchimal! Spin Master also has oodles of great Spy Gear, Automoblox too! http://www.spinmaster.com/
The litlgeeks love Super Impulse. Fraggles, World’s Smallest, Wiz-z-zer! It was all on display at ttpm! Precision RBS too! Only the coolest most accurate rubber band launching system EVER! http://superimpulse.com/
Tech 4 Kids
Tech 4 Kids is the home of Mash Em’s, Fash Em’s, and most any other kind of Em’s. This year all lines will grow with adorable new squeezy characters, and the litlgeeks will be reviewing a ton for you too! http://tech4kids.com/
The Toy Box
The litlgeeks are HUGE fans of runaway hit show The Toy Box. Inventors and toy makers from all over the country present their ideas to a panel of mentors, then kid judges, and then they have a chance to have their toys made by Mattel! On site were contestants with the Arya Ball, the ball that does it all! litlninja also got a picture with Jim Silver. We will be hearing about this picture for the rest of our lives. http://abc.go.com/shows/the-toy-box
Tomy makes Pokemon, so they are a big name in our house. Pokemon toys will grow this year with new characters in their main line, but most interesting a whole new line of collectibles is launching featuring tiny cute Pokemon and playsets! Most adorable, My Friend Eevee!! The most exciting thing at ttpm for litlninja was at Tomy too, Lightseekers! Real world toys that you bring into a game on your tablet / mobile device. There are accessories, figures, a starter pack a trading card game! The game launches in May with toys following shortly after, and you must play it! http://tomy.com/
Tucker Toys brought out the action sports in spades. The most exciting, a bluetooth enabled flying disc! Play tunes from this water resistant must have! https://www.tuckertoys.com/
Whiffer Sniffers brand new series of Sniffers hits this year. They gave us some samples and litlzombie got a SUPER RARE!! It was in a gold bag and I don’t know that I’ve ever seen him more excited in his whole life! https://whiffersniffers.com/
Universal as always had some great stuff to show. Fast and Furious, Minions, Spirit! The kids are going to love Universal in 2017!
Our friends at WowWee always surprise and delight. Though we’ve seen what they were showing before, it was great to put it back in the hands of the litlgeeks. The MinionMIP Robot had them enthralled, but the Magnaflex table was probably where they spent the most time at the show, putting together fun magnetic shapes! http://wowwee.com/
Zing has always made the litlgeeks happy. Stikbots, Wethead. But this year at ttpm they had easily the most buzzed about toy, Thumb Chucks. 8 bucks a piece, out now, they can’t keep them on the shelf. They are an ultimate fidget toy! Keep your eyes out for Blast Box too, coming in Spring, this game is going to burst your bubble and you’ll love it! Stikbots grows their family with Pets! http://zing.toys/
Event Photos And Press Conference
The litlgeeks had a wonderful time at ttpm and we want to thank the fine folks at ttpm and Litzky PR for having us out to the show. We love seeing all these great toys and getting to meet all of the great people! On a finishing note, ttpm is started with a press conference each year featuring their top picks for toys they have reviewed so far this year. You can check out below for images of that and some images of the show floor.