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! Torsten Adair I’ve been writing for The Beat since July of 2010. I’ve been reading comics since 1974, collecting since 1984, and spreading the graphic novel gospel since 1994. I’m a bookseller, a librarian, an amateur scholar, a cool uncle, and […]
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! Torsten Adair I’ve been writing for The Beat since July of […]
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 […]
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 […]
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! […]
I went through the old mailbag and found some newsy bits I had previously missed. Toys, books, shorts, variants, and the Cackler.