Toy Fair 2010
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With Toy Fair 2010 now in the books, it’s time to review the “best in show” awards for the best toys of 2010 according to the Toy Industry Association. And highlighting the list are two familiar toy lines, Bakugan and Lego Mindstorms.
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It’s quite an interesting idea. Using the link to a series of YouTube videos, Mattel has created an interactive game which promotes their new Hot Wheels series called the Hot Wheels Custom Motors Cup Challenge. The short films have linked overlaid to the video image. Players choose between a lightning quick street legal GT Racer, or a four wheel-esque Baja Truck. The next video pops up and leads to the Garage, where players can choose between special upgrades, including faster engine, lifted suspension, oil slicks and more.
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The classic scene where Buzz pops out his rocket pack wings and soars with Woody to Andy’s car, with Buzz decreeing “this isn’t flying, it’s falling with style.” It was a classic scene which made my son long for that jet pack. And when he saw it in action in the opening of Toy Story 2, he REALLY wanted one. Well finally there is one from Mattel called the “The Buzz Lightyear Deluxe Action Wing Pack” and it’ll have kids screaming “to infinity and beyond!” Just don’t let them near a stairwell banister with it.
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To say this ATAT toy, designed by Hasbro in celebration of the 30th anniversary of The Empire Strikes Back (where have the years gone?) is huge is an understatement. Measuring in at over 2 feet tall by 28 inches long by a foot wide, the All Terrain Armored Transport looks like it walked right off the movie screen from the frozen tundra of the ice world of Hoth to the play area in your kids’ bedroom.
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Researchers looking for Bigfoot in the Pacific Northwest have been looking in the wrong state. Turns out that Sasquatch can be found in the state of New York, at the New York Toy Fair.
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Last fall, we reported that in timing with the re- release of Toy Story 1 and 2 in 3D, and Toy Story 3 coming out this year, Disney and Lego were releasing Lego versions of Toy Story favorites Woody, Buzz and many of those toy favorites we’ve all come to know and love. Now details have come out what sets are available.
Continue reading » Lego Toy Story toys have arrived
Later this year, another installment of the hit animated film series Shrek will enter movie theaters. The film, Shrek Forever After, will have the way paved by Playmates Toys who have announced a complete line of toys which they say will “deliver the full Shrek experience.” Here’s hoping that doesn’t include bodily functions.
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Hasbro has recently put out dozens of custom versions of its iconic board game Monopoly, but in honor of its 75th anniversary, Hasbro is putting out a version which brings the board game quite literally full circle.
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