Toy Fair 2014, the preeminent event on the toy calendar for this year, is currently going on in New York City. This is the week where all the biggest toy manufacturers in the world reveal their latest work and newest licenses. Often, they tie into some of the biggest upcoming movies. Mysterious films like Guardians of the Galaxy and Transformers: Age of Extinction are a little more familiar once the toys are revealed, while old standards like Ghostbusters, Ninja Turtles, Star Wars and so many others all show the world what they have coming up next.
There’s so much news coming out of Toy Fair, in fact, it can be mind-boggling and even stressful for collectors. Below, we’ve grabbed the cream of the crop so you’ll at least have the basics of what’s going on in the movie related toy world. Read More »
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Posted on Friday, February 14th, 2014 by Angie Han
Rio 2 and Muppets Most Wanted have some sweet V-Day messages for you. Also after the jump:
- Jed Whedon explains why there hasn’t been a Dr. Horrible sequel.
- Kurt Russell talks Fast & Furious 7 and the Expendables series.
- Elizabeth Banks reveals a little detail about Pitch Perfect 2.
- Speaking of which, Brittany Snow will also be back with the Bellas.
- What would an I Am Legend follow-up have been about?
- Check out the new toy line for Transformers: Age of Extinction.
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These days action figures look too good. They’re all 3D scanned with multiple points of articulation, tons of accessories and beautiful packaging. That wasn’t always the case. In the Eighties, you got a basic likeness that barely looked like the character, four points of articulation and a simple card with plastic bubble. That was it. Kenner style.
ReAction Figures is bringing that back. They’ll soon release classic Eighties carded figures from properties that never got that treatment. Movies and shows like Back to the Future, The Goonies, Pulp Fiction, Firefly, The Terminator, Friday the 13th, Predator, The Rocketeer, Escape from New York and many more. They’re available for pre-order now on Entertainment Earth and you can check out some images below. Read More »
The effects of Star Wars Episode VII are being felt everywhere: Industrial Light and Magic, the Internet, the acting community. Read all about that — and a lot about Star Wars Rebels — in this edition of Star Wars Bits.
- Meet Ezra, a 14-year-old con artist from Star Wars Rebels.
- Two new trailers for Rebels will debut February.
- Industrial Light and Magic opens a London office to work on Star Wars Episode VII.
- Lucasfilm relaunches their website.
- See high quality images of the Star Wars Rebels Lego sets as well as the Hasbro version of Kanan…
- … as well as two new not-yet-revealed characters too: Zeb Orrellos and Hera Syndulla.
- Actor Daryl McCormack describes multiple call backs for Star Wars Episode VII.
- Endless Love star Alex Pettyfer confirmed he was contacted about Episode VII.
- Tom Hiddleston was not contacted, however.
- An update on Star Wars Celebration Anaheim.
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Even before their hit movies, if you said the names “Iron Man,” “Thor” or “Captain America” to your mom, she probably knew what they looked like. They’re just recognizable, iconic characters with roots firmly planted in popular culture. Now try the same thing with the Guardians of the Galaxy. Spoiler alert: it won’t work.
Though comic book fans are very familiar with the ragtag superhero team, most people have no idea who they are, which is the biggest issue facing Marvel with the August release. How can they make the public aware these are Marvel Cinematic Universe characters on par with those other iconic superheroes?
One way is to first reveal their toys. Toys are a perfect way to show parents, “These are things we want your kids to care about.” So on Thursday, we saw the Hasbro figures and now the first Lego set has been revealed. It features our first look at the Guardians’ ship, the Milano, and a scene from the film called “The Milano Spaceship Rescue.” Check out the images below. Read More »
Outside of Comic-Con and D23 Expo, no one has seen footage from James Gunn‘s Guardians of the Galaxy. And that footage was completed mere days into shooting. Now, the director has been done for a while, is deep into post-production, and a trailer is most definitely coming soon. (Next Tuesday, February 18, is the rumored drop date.)
But official images of the upcoming Marvel Legends toys featuring characters from the film have hit the net. They are very detailed and finished, and should tide us through the weekend until next week’s trailer and poster debut. Check them out below. Read More »
This Lego Cuusoo thing really works. Back to the Future and Ghostbusters are just two of the major properties builders created and uploaded to the site, only to be endorsed by fans, put in front of the Lego review board, approved and made available to the public. Now there’s another super cool set we want to alert people to, hoping it might get pushed through.
It’s a detaile, beautiful build of Professor X’s mansion from the world of X-Men. A slick building on the one side, you flip it around to reveal various rooms devoted to all kinds of mutants like Cyclops, Beast and others. See more images below. Read More »
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Lego is going to make the Ecto-1 from Ghostbusters for the film’s 30th anniversary.
The project was part of the Lego Cuusoo program last year, and we urged you to vote for it on this site. Well, it worked. The set got the 10,000 votes it needed, and Lego just approved the project over some other impressive sets. The Ecto-1 will be in stores later this year. Watch the announcement video below and look at some of the original images. Read More »