After this weekend’s 2017 Toy Fair, ours and many other website have been a flutter with toy news. With such heavy internet traffic, there are a few thing that might have slipped under the radar. I’ve picked a few of my favorites to bring up with all you collectors out there.
Okay, so this one might have been already been heavily publicized, but I can’t help myself! Just revealed by Hasbro is their biggest (literally) toy of the year thus far! All Transformers fans much must look out for Transformers Generations Titans Return Trypticon action figure. All you fans voted back in 2015 for what character you’d like to return as a Titan Class toy, and Hasbro has heard you! Hasbro says Trypticon is the largest figure in the 2017 Titan Return universe and also the “biggest Decepticon figure ever made.” The gigantic figure can transform into three different modes: City Mode, Dino Mode, and Spaceship Mode. It releases sometime this Fall with an approximate retail price of $149.99.
In the land of Funko POP! figures, we will be very soon expecting the release of the Kingdom Hearts Funko POP! line. Riding the long-awaited anticipation of the Kingdom Hearts 3 video game, we will see hitting shelves the likes of: Goofy, Mickey, Donald, Pete, and two-pack Chip and Dale. As you have probably noticed, all the figures so far announced have been from the Disney franchises and we are sorely missing that of Sora. Releasing this March, all the single characters will approximately retail for $11.99 each and the Chip and Dale two-pack for $18.99.
In recent years, the brilliant and often confusing Twin Peaks has seen a growing cult following. Timed for a limited return, the revived series deserves the Funko POP! figures that pays homage to it. In May we will get: The Log Lady, Audrey Horne, Laura Palmer, Leland Palmer, Bob, Dale Cooper, and as a “Chase Limited Edition” The Giant. Each will be released this May, approximate retail price of $8.95 each, except for The Giant. Good luck finding that one.
The highly popular Adult Swim cartoon Rick and Morty is for sure not for kids. However, these figures are very family friendly! Adding to the pre-existing line for the show are: Weaponized Rick, Weaponized Rick (Chase Limited Edition), Weaponized Morty, Mr. Poopy Butthole (okay, maybe this one isn’t family-friendly), Mr. Meeseeks, Mr. Meeseeks (Chase Limited Edition), Birdperson, Squanchy, Snowball, Mr. Meeseeks with Meeseeks Box, and Mr. Poopy Butthole (Hot Topic Exclusive). These POP! vinyls come out this April, approximate retail price for each is $8.95, except for the Chase Limited Editions, which seem to be pre-ordering around $49.99 apiece. Ouch.
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Nicholas Eskey is an avid reader and writer. When not contributing to The Beat, he works on his personal projects, the latest being a fantasy novel called “My Personable Demon.” He lives in San Diego, California, and is frequently bossed around by his cat.