Author: Miranda Siwak

Jazwares Unveils #FortniteIRL Remote Control Vehicles at SDCC

Jazwares revealed the first Fortnite vehicle at Comic-Con International: San Diego over the weekend, which will launch the company’s new #FortniteIRL collection of remote control vehicles. Fans received an exclusive first look at the new Fortnite line as they test drove limited edition products as gamer Lucas Mosing (Faze Blaze) of the Faze Clan introduced the new Deluxe Fortnite R/C ATK during his Jazwares meet and greet.  The R/C ATK, designed for kids ages 8 and up, brings the iconic Fortnite vehicle to life as fans can drive four 4-inch figures around with authentic lights and sounds. The ATK includes a...

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Hasbro Reveals Exclusive Power Rangers Toys for SDCC

In advance of July’s International Comic-Con: San Diego (SDCC), Hasbro has unveiled its new Power Rangers collectibles. The two-pack Power Rangers Lightning Collection 6-Inch Mighty Morphin Red and Zeo Gold Ranger makes its official SDCC debut this summer. The figures feature multiple points of articulation for poseability and two swappable heads based on the Ranger in his helmet, and another without — like the Jason Lee Scott (Red Ranger) character. The set includes a Power Axe, Power Bow, Power Blades, Power Lance, and Power Sword accessories that can build a Power Blaster when put together. The Lightning Collection will...

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Collectibles Unveil a Bigger, Better Reveal

New collectibles focus on the duality of toys It’s all about the surprise inside. Toys need to be more than just a simple, shelf-worthy figure to pique kids’ interest. Whether there’s a mystery surprise inside, a blind bag package to unbox, or an extra activity to play, it’s no longer just about the collectible figurine or the surprise reveal inside, but rather an even bigger reveal that supports continued play value. As part of last year’s trend of “radical reveals,” kids unboxed collectible toys and uncovered a unique surprise that added to the play experience with a one-and-done reveal....

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DC Collectibles Ramps-up New Program for Walmart

The collectible aisle Walmart is about to get even bigger with the addition of new Batman: Black and White figures from DC Collectibles. The scaled-down versions of the DC statues will be sold in Walmart stores as 4-inch scale mini-figures. This new lineup transforms the brand’s 9-inch figures with new designs from renowned artists, including Jim Lee, Bruce Timm, Amanda Conner, and Darwyn Cooke. “Batman: Black and White is DC Collectibles’ longest-running statue line and continues to be one of our best-sellers,” Jim Fletcher, executive creative director at DC Collectibles, says in a statement. “The line allows us to work with a wide array...

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Playmates to Debut New Products at Toy Fair New York

Playmates Toys will display its 2019 portfolio of new products during Toy Fair New York at booth No. 2465. As the master toy partner for Nickelodeon’s Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Cartoon Network’s Ben 10, Playmates will display new products with both entertainment properties. Additionally, the company will showcase new brands Super G and Pop Tops. Playmates will expand its TMNT-inspired product line to include new introductions of action figures, vehicles, and role-play toys, as well as interactive talking Babble Heads turtles, the Deluxe Ninja Spin Turtles, Giant Battle Shell Turtles figures, and more. Super G, a new...

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New Transformers Origin Story Coming to Netflix

Netflix and Hasbro have partnered with Rooster Teeth on an all-new Netflix original Transformers origin story. The series, Transformers: War for Cybertron Trilogy, will launch in 2020 with a new animation style. “In this Transformers origin story, we will explore the expansive universe of Cybertron in a way that audiences have never seen before — to the delight of both existing fans and those coming to the franchise for the first time,” John Derderian, director of anime for Netflix, says in a press release. “The Transformers brand is a global phenomenon and we are thrilled to partner with Hasbro, Rooster Teeth,...

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Funko Reveals Dozens of New Collectibles at Toy Fair New York

During the kickoff of Toy Fair New York, Funko unveiled several new pop culture collectibles and products, spanning cartoons, iconic characters, musicians, and celebrities. Fans can collect new Funko products based on Garfield, Spongebob, Scooby Doo, The Simpsons, a Mermaid Betty Boop, Castlevania, and Fairy Tail. Funko adds new BTS, MIGOS, Johnny Cash, and KISS figures of musicians, among others. Other new products focus on iconic characters from beloved shows such as Rick and Morty, Jeopardy, Wheel of Fortune, Ghostbusters, Cheers, Jaws, Caddyshack, The Big Bang Theory, Forrest Gump, Dawson’s Creek, The Office, Billons, Community, The Addams Family, Beverly Hills Cop, Alien, Xena the Warrior Princess, Men...

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