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Toy Fair 2018: McFarlane Toys’ Star Trek, Stranger Things, And Walking Dead Preview Is A Love Letter To Fans

Toy Fair 2018: McFarlane Toys’ Star Trek, Stranger Things, And Walking Dead Preview Is A Love Letter To Fans McFarlane Toys showed off their arsenal of incoming, hyper-detailed, well-accessorized action figures for their Star Trek, Stranger Things, and The Walking Dead licenses today at New York Toy Fair.  Perhaps most hotly anticipated...

Toy Fair 2018: Indie and Trendsetter Toys Dominate Day Two

Toy Fair 2018: Indie and Trendsetter Toys Dominate Day Two The second day of Toy Fair NY brought new roll-outs from fan-favorite indie toy companies.  Far smaller than goliaths Mattel and Hasbro, indie companies often get their start on crowdsourcing platforms like Kickstarter and serve niche and/or marginalized demographics.  One of the...

Toy Fair 2018: DC Collectibles Debuts New Statues, Figures, and Bombshells

Toy Fair 2018: DC Collectibles Debuts New Statues, Figures, and Bombshells DC Collectibles is in top form at this year’s New York Toy Fair.  Though their display of incoming action figures and prop replicas is impressive, the emphasis seems to be on statues.  By crafting PVC (vinyl) statues in a number of scales, DC Collectibles offers a...

Why the Loss of Toys R Us Would Be a Loss for Feminism

Why the Loss of Toys R Us Would Be a Loss for Feminism With Toys R Us’ recent bankruptcy filing, store closures are expected post-holiday season.  This will not only be a blow to the toy industry; it could negatively impact our cultural, feminist progress as well. I know.  That sounds extreme and overstuffed, one writer taking simple store...

Bandai Will Likely Produce Fewer Female Power Rangers Toys

Bandai Will Likely Produce Fewer Female Power Rangers Toys In mid-October, Tokunation reported that Bandai may be decreasing the number of female Power Rangers action figures they produce.  This was supported by official photographs of the upcoming Power Rangers Super Ninja Steel wave, which featured no female characters.  Comicbook.com then...

New DC Comics Multiverse Action Figures Highlight Wonder Woman

New DC Comics Multiverse Action Figures Highlight Wonder Woman Mattel’s DC Comics Multiverse Wonder Woman action figures hit toy store shelves recently, promoting the upcoming film starring Gal Gadot.  The DC Comics Multiverse toy line produces 6-inch action figures that supplement DC’s blockbuster superhero films (think Suicide...

McDonalds’ Barbie Fashionistas/Hot Wheels Happy Meal Draws Familiar Gender Lines, With a Twist

McDonalds’ Barbie Fashionistas/Hot Wheels Happy Meal draws familiar gender lines, with a twist There’s a certain eye-roll I do whenever McDonalds dusts off their BARBIE/HOT WHEELS Happy Meal toys for yet another pass at greasy stardom.  This split promotion is the chain’s most common.  Having started in 1991, the pairing has...

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...