We attended Hasbro’s Fan Media day this year to help out our friend, Bill Cable over at CreatureCantina.com. In return we wrote an article with exclusive photos and video for his website. If you haven’t had a chance to read it, head over and check it out. The highlight, an video of Hasbro’s new MTT vehicle. Big E presents: Hasbro Toy Fair 2012!
Hasbro showed off a lot of new Spider-Man toys for the upcoming The Amazing Spider-Man movie, including the new Lizard. We kind of liked the Web-Shooting Spider-Man figure. He’s about 12″ tall and slings his “webs” from both hands.
On the Marvel Universe set we were happy to hear that Rogue was finally getting her turn in the new line. She was in Hasbro’s slideshow presentation but not in the booth that we saw. Still, there were still some nice figures like Puck and Scarlet Witch. And we’ll be seeing a lot of the Future Foundation Spider-Man this year as he’s coming in both the Legends and Universe lines.
This is a Star Wars website so it’s about time we got to the Star Wars news. We now have our photos posted along with some information that we were able to pick up from the Hasbro staff on site. There is some interesting stuff coming this year, including AMP’D which looks like a fun line for kids.
We’re even impressed with this year’s San Diego Comic-Con exclusive which will probably be a bear to get again. Head over to our Star Wars Toy Fair coverage page to check out all the information and photos. We still have more info to post that we’ll get to later.
Hasbro is bringing back Marvel Legends in a big way. The Build-a-Figure feature is back with Terrax and Arnim Zola, who also has a variant. Legends was always famous for variant chase figures and they’re back also. Many of the figures in the first couple of waves will have chase figures.
Also announced for 2013 will be the first Hyperion figure in Legends scale. Several Avengers characters, and Ghost Rider, will be in the early waves since they have films coming out this year. One of the best looking figures, in our opinion, was Hope Summers, who also makes her first figure appearance as an adult. Photos are up now.
Everyone knows that the Avengers hits theaters this year and Hasbro has plans to really celebrate. There will be action figures (hitting stores now) of all the main heroes and villains as well as some cool vehicles and plenty of role play toys.
The main line, 3.75″ figures, also gives us the S.H.I.E.L.D. Helicarrier which is over 3 feet long. Releasing this fall, the Helicarrier will be $69.99. Another iconic vehicle will be the Quinjet. While the Quinjet will fit action figures inside, it also has an external holder so Iron Man can “fly” alongsid the ship.
Hulk Hands are back, along with plenty of other role play toys. From masks to Captain America’s shield to Thor’s hammer, Avengers really lends itself to this type of play.
Head over to Flickr to see the photos. We’ll have more from Marvel later.
Hasbro has more than just G.I. Joe coming to theaters this year, they also have Battleship. Based on the game of the same name, the movie opens on May 18th and is about the military fighting an alien invasion.
Hasbro is releasing 8 KRE-O sets that include KREON figures of both the military and alien invaders. The sets range from tanks to helicopters to the battleships themselves, both human and alien.
Another cool feature is a new electronic version of the classic board game. The new Battleship allows you to play as either the Navy or as the alien invaders. We didn’t get a good photo of it, but the display area for Battleship was really cool, it looked like a ship’s bridge. Check out the photos of the toys which will be available in May.
Hasbro spent a lot of time during the presentation showing off new Prime merchandise (and a season 2 trailer), Fall of Cybertron toys and video and a new scale for the Cyberverse line called Maximus. It was busy around the toys in the showroom but we were able to snap a few pictures.
We have a lot of updates to post but thought we’d start with a couple photo galleries on our Flickr Photostream for now. Since were planning on doing our biggest write-up on Star Wars, figured we post some other toys first and we’re starting with G.I. Joe.