Neat-Oh! creates toy storage bins for kids and has several licenses including Hot Wheels, Barbie and our favorite, Lego Star Wars. You may have already seen their Battle Bridge Carry Case & Playmat, the Millennium Falcon Minifigure Case or TIE Fighter Carry Case & Playmat at stores such as Toys-R-Us and Target, but in 2013 we’re in for several new products that include some excellent art you may recognize.
Two new Messenger Bags will be in stores shortly. One features the image of Darth Vader on the outside but opens to reveal a piece of Ralph McQuarrie artwork depicting Vader’s Duel with Luke Skywalker on Bespin.
Their Stormtrooper Bag features the classic white Trooper on the outside while the inside is decorated with Tsuneo Sanda’s Stormtrooper artwork.
A third bag, Yoda, was shown in prototype form, note the cardboard ears in the photo, and hasn’t had the interior artwork picked out yet. Joe showed them some photos of Jerry Vanderstelt’s Yoda artwork so maybe we’ll see another well-known Star Wars artist featured in the future.
Neat-Oh! has an X-Wing Backpack coming in the near future and it also includes artwork on this inside, this time by Dave Dorman. The art is taken from the cover of Dark Horse Comics’ “X-Wing Rogue Squadron: The Rebel Opposition” #3.
Also on display at their booth, Neat-Oh! had collapsible storage bins and some of the cases we mentioned above. The bins feature more generic Star Wars graphics while the playmats feature graphics that can be used as a playset for the Lego sets.
Fans of other Lego themes will be happy to know that Neat-Oh! also is producing storage bins for Ninjago, Friends and the new Chima lines.
Pictures and additional reporting by Joe Kersavage