MUReview and the litlgeeks are lucky folks! Thanks to our friends at fanboyfactor.com, we heard about this great event that Universal was putting on the day before Toy Fair 2017 in NYC. We reached out to our friends at Universal and made arrangements to get to the event so that we could share it with all of you!
Universal showed off a ton of great stuff from the upcoming Despicable Me 3, a bunch of great new Trolls movie merchandise, some outfits and pieces from the upcoming Mummy reboot, Fast and the Furious merchandise, and our favorite here at MUReview, VOLTRON! There were tons of great activities for the litlgeeks, and we got some pictures and info to share with you for all of it. First, check out the video for the fun the litlgeeks had there!
Despciable Me 3
Despicable Me 3 comes out in 2017. It looks to be hilarious, and it is very well supported with toys and products for kids to carry the movie play experience into their house after they see it, or before! From interactive Minion toys, to dancing and singing figure stand toys, and even a great Minion on a Hoverboard by WowWee! There is also an outstanding collection of games coming for Despicable Me in 2017 as well as clothing, bags…and nail coloring…? We will even see a Despicable Me 3 Mystery Box! We are going to get more details tomorrow and some more hands on, but for now, check out the great images.
The litlgeeks are crazy about Trolls, and thankfully the toy line is going to continue to grow in 2017, new playsets, new Troll dolls, figures with hair that pulls out super long for miles (not actual miles…may vary). Looks like we are also getting an adorable new larger format Poppy, more plush, Hasbro is doing a great job with this toy line and I’m sure we will have even more to show you after their event tomorrow! For now, let’s see what the litlgeeks and MUReview saw.
Dreamworks and Netflix have taken the Voltron brand and exploded it into the stratosphere with an absolutely amazing reboot of the show and Playmates has kicked in with stunning toys, many of which, we have already reviewed here. Tomorrow, we hope to see new Voltron stuff, including…die cast! Nothing new was shown at this event, but it was still great to gaze upon it and talk to the fine folks at Dreamworks. They are very excited about the show, and “just getting started”.
The Fast and the Furious
The Fast and the Furious will grow it’s brand with great, fashionable clothing. Mattel is bringing F&tF cars, a massive line, and we even got a great demo of a remote control drifting, rocket firing car. That’s in the video above!
The Mummy is coming up with a full reboot. It looks like Funko is coming to the table with Pop!s. Also on display, clothing and props from the film.
Spirit Riding Free
A new show from Dreamworks has some solid plastic in front of it. Horses, dolls, it all looks fantastic!
Thank you again for inviting us down to this wonderful event Universal! We had a blast, we learned a lot, and we are eager to hit the show floor at Toy Fair to see even more of these great brands and products up close.