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Toy Fair: IAmElemental Is Both Action Figure And Idea

With most Toy Fair coverage focusing on the big toyboxes (Hasbro, Mattel, Playmates), it is easy to lose sight of fact that hundreds of booths populate the Javits Center on Toy Fair weekend.  The smallest of those booths often do not only represent a product.  They stand for an idea.  The strongest example of this comes out of Booth 5207...

Toy Fair: DC Collectibles Pulls Out All The Stops For Wonder Woman, Batman

2017 is a huge year for DC: it’s the 75th Anniversary of Wonder Woman (she technically debuted in December of 1941, but the celebration continues), and a blockbuster film starring Gal Gadot as the titular Amazonian will hit theatres in June.  At Toy Fair, it was clear that DC Collectibles, the company responsible for certain action...

Toy Fair: Hasbro Unveils New Entries Into Fan Favorite Franchises

Toy powerhouse Hasbro just made Christmas lists a little bit longer as they unleashed a torrent of previews for upcoming products at their 2017 Toy Fair showcase at the Times Center on Saturday.  While some might argue that franchises like Transformers and Star Wars will always sell, certain items did stand out as especially laudatory, even if...

Toy Fair: Universal Previews a Range of New Fall Toys

Toy Fair 2017 hadn’t even officially opened yet, but Universal Brand Development brought an array of their upcoming products to their Metropolitan Pavilion showroom on Friday in hopes of attracting interest in their fall offerings. Partnered with Mattel, Universal has created a line of car-and-action-figure packs to promote their Fast and...

‘Whale Rider’ Director Niki Caro To Helm Disney’s Live-Action ‘Mulan’

  With all the force of a great typhoon. Disney has officially selected the director for Mulan and continues to add more inclusion to the teams behind their major motion pictures. The Hollywood Reporter broke the news that Whale Rider and MacFarland USA director Niki Caro will be taking the reigns on the live-action adaptation of...

Eleanor Bergstein Talks 30 Years Of Dirty Dancing

Some films come and go, others stay with us forever. Some films remain niche, others resonate worldwide. In 1987, Dirty Dancing, starring Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey, was released to theaters and has become a cultural touchstone. It won an Oscar and Golden Globe for Best Original Song for “(I’ve Had) The Time Of My Life,” and Swayze’s...

Legion of Leia Podcast Ep. 58: Carrie Keagan, Author of ‘Everybody Curses I Swear!’

On this week’s Legion of Leia Podcast episode 58, my co-hosts Anastasia Washington, Sabina Ibarra and I welcome the amazing Carrie Keagan, author of the new book Everybody Curses I Swear!: Uncensored Tales from the Hollywood Trenches. Carrie was the first person I got to chat with at a press junket, many years ago when I first started...