This year at Toy Fair, Jazwares surprised the heck out of us! Every Toy Fair prior to 2017, Jazwares has had tons of great stuff to share for litlgeeks. Stuff for much younger toy lovers, but this year the big kids got some love! Now…here is where I let you down. I don’t have any pictures to show you. But I assure you, Jazwares showed off an incredible Assassin’s Creed action figure that will feature full articulation. It looks amazing, highly detailed, and I expect / hope that in around 3 and 3/4 scale, Jazwares will cover some incredible AC characters, Ezio, Altair, Desmond…I’m maybe speculating a little, but stay tuned for more Jazwares / Assassin’s Creed news as it becomes available.
Schleich always puts on a great show at any Toy Fair. They have beautiful, highly detailed pieces that are great for kids and collectors alike. This year’s Marvel and DC offerings are stunning, and all must have!
Marvel Schliech expands their Marvel offerings this year, Falcon, new Iron Man, Doctor Strange, HULK! They have a HULK! You need these, they are gorgeous, and attention to detail is exceptional. There is writing in Doc Stranges book!
DC All in on Wonder Woman for DC this year. Schleich is on that train too and we are all the better for it. Beautiful figures here! Additional offerings, Shazam, Hawkman and more!
Spin Master has been on our watch list for a while. Usually it’s for our adorable litlbuddies over at litlgeeks, but today, we are here to talk about one of the coolest toys we’ve seen since we first saw it in 2016. In 2017, we got a full demo of it, we were able to record it, and it’s even more cool today than it was last year. I’m talking about the Spin Master, Star Wars BB-8 Hero Droid! Since we first saw it, it’s had a few updates, the controller is different, it is now RF instead of IR, and the biggest difference is, we have a solid (ish) release date and a price! $249, around August of this year! I can’t say anything that the video isn’t already saying, so click play! Then, scroll down and look at the pretty pictures!
Playmobil made huge waves at this years Toy Fair with their first ever entertainment licensed Playmobil sets. By now most everyone has heard, Playmobil will be releasing a line of amazing Ghostbusters toys, as well as a line of How to Train Your Dragon toys! Put that together with all of their other amazing toys, boats, Romans, Egyptian Pyramids, camping sets, grab and go play sets. Playmobil wins at play in 2017!
Ghostbusters Playmobil took up the Ghostbusters license and knocked it out of the park. They covered a ton of great characters, Ecto-1 and the firehouse. Attention to detail at every single turn here, and affordable. The firehouse will come in at around $70, which is much less than many competing products. So much to love here and if this is a sign of things to come for Playmobil, excitement is even further off the charts! Look for the Ghostbusters sets to hit in May of this year!
How to Train Your Dragon The How To Train Your Dragon license probably didn’t know how good it could get, but at Playmobil, everything fits, everything works. The Playsets are absolutely jaw dropping, the dragons look amazing given the Playmobil treatment. The level of interactivity here is second to none. Check it out, it’s huge! It’s Berk!! (for only $119!) Kids are absolutely going to love playing with this stuff, to the point that I’m a little sad stuff like this wasn’t around when I was a litlgeek! How To Train Your Dragon sets will be available in August of this year.
Playmobil Sets Playmobil offers fun at every turn with their expansive library of playsets. Roman conquerors, Egyptian temples, picnic playsets, zip-line adventures, a not so little yacht! Did you know, all of their boats, except the upcoming (pictured) giant yacht actually float! Carry Cases are fantastic, whole playsets that close up and you can take them with you. NHL figures too!
Tomy is taking over the world, one Pokemon at a time. This year, Tomy has gone to great lengths to expand the Pokemon line just massively. Adding to their portfolio, they are bringing Lightseekers to market in the fall of this year. One of the most innovative Toys-To-Life packages we’ve ever seen! Let’s have a look at all the great stuff coming from Tomy this year!
Lightseekers Lightseekers, coming this fall is a marvel in connected play. Figures run off of “Fusion Cores”, they interact with a tablet / phone app, they have accelerometers, and tons of sold separately accessories from weapons to flight packs and more. Unlike other toys to life games where you place a toy on a pad or portal, these toys, you move them in the real world and watch them move in the game. It’s amazing and fun, and I can’t wait for Fall!!
Pokemon Pokemon has exploded all over again, and Tomy is making some awesome toys for you to bring the experience into the real world. Articulated action figures are the bread and butter, and the litlgeeks have loved them and have a massive collection. The role play toys though are fantastic, pouches, belts, Pokeballs! This year though, Tomy is offering adorable little collectible playsets and Pokemon, check out the images to see what I’m talking about, because honestly I lack words for something this adorable.
Sonic The Hedgehog Tomy expands the Sonic The Hedgehog line further in 2017, more figures, more toys, more more more!