I always thought that E.T. figures would come back. With this being the 30th anniversary, their summer release date is perfect. What I didn’t expect to find at Toy Fair was a “Drunk” E.T. by NECA. This is a giant version of the little rubber one I had as a kid. I cannot wait to own this one again.
Funko already has a wide assortment of Bobble Heads. This one of Jabba the Hutt out weighs them all. It is that perfect mix of Star Wars and kitsch.
There are already tons of Ash figures from Evil Dead and Evil Dead 2. It’s high time they started making more of the monsters. Henrietta comes with two heads and can appear as if to float. Finally, that Ash on your desk is going to have one of his own adversaries to fight again.
There is just something so incredibly wacky and terrifying about Arnim Zola. Hasbro will release this Captain America villain in pieces as he will be the second “build a figure” of the year. Yes, that means you have to buy 5 other figures to make this one. That sounds like a great idea to me.
Outside of the tag at the NECA booth saying “Salvador – Borderlands 2” I haven’t a clue who this is. All I know is that I love this figure and its sculpt. These really are tiny works of art with multiple points of articulation that should be celebrated and displayed. Salvador, I’ll be looking for you.
Not only does this mark the return of the classic Big Wheel (by Jakks Pacific) we all knew and loved but it is completely American Made! Sadly this is going to have to be one for the kiddies as they are not making ones for adults. I don’t think it can support me; no I’m pretty sure it won’t. Well one ride around the block isn’t going to hurt anybody.
I saw the new figures at Target the other day and I was unimpressed. I hate to sound like an old guy but they had no character and looked as if they would break in seconds. Mezco Toyz has giant sized versions of the classic (yeah I’m old) ThunderCats characters. This Mumm-Ra arrives in May and is sick (now, I am trying to sound young).
There is this strange resurgence of the Mars Attacks happening. LA-LA Land Records released the complete score (buy it here). Funko has two different Mars Attacks Bobble Heads and now Mezco Toyz is releasing their own. I was happy with the Funko ones until I saw these two guys. Oh yeah, a must own figure for sure. I just wish it wasn’t November until they come out.
I don’t care if the movie (GI Joe: Retaliation) is good or not. I simply must have this Cobra Commander. Since the character has his face completely covered this time around it’s a shame they couldn’t get Chris Latta to do the voice. Much like Peter Cullen doing Optimus Prime, his voice makes the character.
Almost every high-tech toy at Toy Fair this year involved the iPhone, iPad, the Kindle Fire and the like. It made me sad when they showed me how interactive and inactive kids we’re going to become. Then I was shown the new Laser Tag. Your iPhone fits inside (an incredible protective case) and becomes your view screen. Your iPhone then shows you the laser blast and keeps score. The gun arrives in the fall but with part of it being an app for your iPhone, the possibilities are limitless. Dear Hasbro and Nerf, thank you, thank you so much. The whole clan is going to get these.