I was fortunate to attend Mattel’s blogger breakfast event the Monday morning of Toy Fair. Mattel had claimed the entire fourth floor of the Javits Center, and, BOY! did they showcase a lot of cool stuff! Justice League Ultimate Batmobile Justice League™ Ultimate Batmobile SRP: $ 249.99 | Adult | Available: Fall 2017 Inspired by Warner Bros. Pictures’ action-adventure […]
Cryptozoic had a lot of stuff on display! Games! Collectible figurines! Deluxe sculpture! Housewares!
I’m trying to get all the Toy Fair stuff up this weekend, so I won’t be posting most commentary. But that’s okay… I know you guys love pictures, and I photographed almost every inch of the Funko booth at Toy Fair! Here we go!
While wandering every aisle of ToyFair, I spied this display: What the…?! Peanuts?! Construction sets? At first, I thought it might be counterfeit, as the box design and quality was a bit cheap. (Charles Schulz was known for demanding high quality designs from his licensees.) A quick glance of the empty box showed the proper […]
[Note: Not comics news specifically, but we’re film geeks here at The Beat, and know some of our readers are as well.] The Hollywood Reporter has the overnight television ratings for last night’s Oscar telecast, and they’re not good. After initial indicators had the lengthy show off from 2106, time zone adjusted tallies give this […]
Marvel! Disney! DC! Batman! Star Wars! Elves! Minecraft! Yeah…. it’s a great time to be a Lego fan! I was fortunate to tour Lego’s showroom during Toy Fair, and every turn, every display had something that was cool and exciting and had me plotzing! First, there’s this: The official text: Ms. Marvel is on a […]
This is my first Toy Fair as “press”, and it was fun walking around, searching for geekery items, brainstorming a little with the company reps, and just having fun! I’m here for four days, and I’ll be posting photos and previews as time allows. Cuddle Toys A Dutch company (although the owner lives in Indonesia! […]
ReedPOP, the masterminds behind New York Comic Con, Star Wars Celebration, and PAX have officially announced a new event in Seoul! [If you have access to Facebook, you can watch the press conference here!] Comic Con Seoul will be held at COEX in Seoul, August 4-6, 2017. Everything is still under construction online, so we don’t know […]
“The Golden Age of Science Fiction is 12.” —Peter Graham The Young Adult Library Services Association, a division of the American Library Association, has announced the titles of their Great Graphic Novel for Teens list for 2017. Dating back to 2007, YALSA has listed the Top Ten titles, as well as a (very) long list of […]
Just a quick report, with a longer piece to follow: This morning, the American Library Association announced the 2016 winners of various book awards, for books, video, and audiobooks written for children and teens. Some aren’t well known outside libraries, but some, like the Caldecott, Printz, and Newbery, gain instant acclaim and book sales. Every […]