The toy industry’s biggest companies gather at the Jacob Javitz Center in New York City once a year to introduce new products, communicate with buyers, and allow journos like me to sniff around for information crumbs and cool photo ops.
This year’s standout was the Funko booth. Funko’s product line seems endless with licensed Pop! Vinyl figures debuting from 80s staples like Sixteen Candles and The Breakfast Club, but the coolest thing may have been their Doctor Who pops and the miniature keychain versions that mimic them.
More reAction line figures were also on display from the upcoming George Clooney Disney sci-fi film Tomorrowland, Big Trouble in Little China, Karate Kid, Star Trek, Boondock Saints, and others.
For Funko’s 6″ Legacy Line, they had the Rocketeer on display as well as their Evolve figures, but Firefly got a lingering glance from me. Fans have been waiting a long time for a full 6″ figure line of these big damn heroes and Funko didn’t disappoint.
At the McFarlane booth, we saw new 3.75″ Walking Dead figures and also an addition to their deluxe 10″ figure line with a Michonne that is unpainted and badass.
Here’s a look at the HeroClix booth’s assorted goodies.
Dark Horse’s Game of Thrones line is truly breathtaking.
Here’s some of what Mattel had to offer, including Hot Wheels’ crossover into the world of Star Wars and Marvel, and Princess Power Barbie.
Over at Mezco, new 6″ Sons of Anarchy figures and a deluxe Jax Teller and Walter White in full Heisenberg mode were on display, as well as an immense 24″ Bugs Bunny.
And finally, NECA brought what I believe to be an actual miniaturized version of Danny Devito in his Batman Returns Penguin costume (that figure is disarmingly detailed) as well as a line for Interstellar and other goodies.
So that’s what we have to show from our trip to Toy Fair. The soul bruises from looking at all of these amazing toys that I won’t be able to buy for quite some time will heal over time, but the memories will last a lifetime… or at least a few months.