Toy Fair 2009
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Bricks. They were Legos before Legos were Legos. And they’ve been around since before Moses. The world is built on bricks. So why not play with them? That’s the concept behind Junior Tradesman who helps kids get in touch with their inner mason.
Continue reading » Junior Tradesman teaches kids a trade during playtime
Arriving at the New York Toy Faire with pomp and pageantry is Princess Tiana, Disney’s latest royal princess from the upcoming “The Princess and the Frog.” Voiced by Tony Award-winning actress/singer Anika Noni Rose, Princess Tiana is the first Disney princess in over a decade and is a timely addition to the ever popular Disney Princess line that has girls dressing in costume as they walk the Magic Kingdom and get in touch with their inner royal.
Continue reading » A new Disney Princess to enter the Magic Kingdom
When I think Star Wars, I’m seldom reminded of Play Doh. And vice-versa. So, when PlayDoh showed up at Toy Fair 09 in New York with a Star Wars play pack, one had to respond with “huh?”
Continue reading » Play-Doh ships puzzling Star Wars Tie in (no pun intended)
Lego has a few new cool Indiana Jones sets, which are debuting at the 2009 Toy Fair in New York this week. Included in the line, is the Temple of Doom set, a rather hefty collection of pieces to make a track and 2 mine cars, plus Indy, Thuggie, and Mola Ram minifigs to make an incredible mine chase journey which can only culminate in an impossible leap across a chasm of broken track. Cost is about $90 and will be out in August.
Continue reading » Lego Dooms the Toy Fair with more Lucasian movie sets
With the upcoming sequel to the Terminator movie epic, Terminator: Salvation coming this summer, Playmates is gearing up with a whole spate of Terminator toys which will allow kids to pretend they’re the treaded T-600 assassin. And although the T600′s mission is to take out John Connor before he can mount a resistance, the heavy price tag on some of these toys make do Connor’s work for him. Still, they’re pretty cool toys that deserve a look.
Continue reading » Terminator Toys take over Toy Fair 09
Nerf’s arsenal of foam based democracy is growing as the CS-35 rapid fire machine dart gun is introduced at Toy Fair 2009 in New York. The CS35 comes with a 35 round drum which plugs into it for rapid fire coverage. However, unlike the previous Vulcan machine gun they introduced last year, the CS35 doesn’t rely on battery power to spray the enemy with lethal foam death. Instead, Nerf has created a fairly interesting pump action power design which can fire as much as the handler can literally pump out the rounds.
Continue reading » More Nerf Firepower comes to Toy Fair 2009