Thursday, February 22, 2018

IT'S NY INTERNATIONAL TOY FAIR TIME!!

If UK Toy Fair is the play offs, then NY Toy Fair is the World Series. As we head into the biggest toy show on the planet, we wanted to remind you where you can see the newest toys as quickly as we can get them to you. While we still aim to deliver articles right here on Idle Hands, our social media arms will be the fastest route to toy bliss while we are collecting images, video and info on the show floor. Hop inside and we'll lay out where you should be watching...

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Toy Fair 2018: McFarlane Toys on Call of Duty

Toy Fair 2018: McFarlane Toys Call of Duty Action Figures
Following up on our UK Toy Fair reveal a couple of weeks back, McFarlane officially announces Call of Duty joining their Borderlands, We Happy Few, Destiny 2 and more in their ever growing video game action figure lines.

McFarlane Toys will bring a line of collectible figures based on the blockbuster video game franchise played by millions worldwide, Call of Duty. The first wave of hyper-realistic Call of Duty collectible figures will include fully articulated, fan favorite characters, including the iconic John “Soap” MacTavish and Simon “Ghost” Riley from the famed Call of Duty: Modern Warfare titles, with more characters spanning the franchise to be revealed at a later date. Call of Duty collectible figures will be hitting major retailers in the fall retailing at 19.99 USD.

Playmates Voltron 84 Classic Lions

The name Playmates makes toy fans instantly think of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, but in the past couple of years, they've been killing it in a universe a bit further away than the New York sewers.  The coming of a Voltron reboot via Netflix created an instant opportunity in creating toys for everything we see in this new animated universe, but what of the old school fans who hate change and want people off their lawns? PLAYMATES HAS YOUR OLD, FRAGILE BACK!! Now on store shelves, you'll find an 84 Classic Voltron lion line, allowing nostalgic collectors to create their favorite, massive lion-bot at a very reasonable price point!

Toy Fair 2018: DC Collectibles Preview

Toy Fair 2018: DC Collectibles PreviewDC Collectibles, the award-winning line of collectibles from DC Entertainment, will celebrate 20 years of toy-making at this year’s American International Toy Fair in New York. To commemorate this milestone anniversary, DC Collectibles revealed huge plans for its 2018 lineup, including several high-profile collaborations such as a life-size bust of The Joker designed by one of Hollywood’s most celebrated special makeup effects artists, Rick Baker.

DC Collectibles also recruited My Chemical Romance frontman and DC’s Young Animal curator Gerard Way to put his own spin on DC’s iconic Batman and The Joker characters for the company’s longest-running statue line, Batman: Black and White. Other collectibles on tap for 2018 include new action figure sets based on Geoff Johns and Gary Frank’s hit DOOMSDAY CLOCK comic book series and new variants for DC Artists Alley designer vinyls, plus several new additions to popular statue and action figure lines.

CELEBRATE BLACK PANTHER DAY!!

Marvel Legends Black Panther Wave from Entertainment Earth
Being who I am, I'm sure I can only scratch the surface of how important it is for a film like Black Panther to hit the big screen across the globe, in such a big way. I know it's massive and I love the character, but i'm positive I'm not feeling the full weight of what a monumental day this is. As such, I thought we'd celebrate with our friends at Entertainment Earth who graciously granted us access to a set of Black Panther Marvel Legends action figures....and to say we went overboard is an understatement. Two hours of shooting time and another 2 for editing and we've got a chunky gallery of images ready for your Black Panther day celebrations! Let's get into it...

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Toy Fair 2018: Diamond Select on Sonic the Hedgehog

Toy Fair 2018 Diamond Select Sonic the Hedgehog
In 1991, the SEGA game Sonic The Hedgehog introduced a new hero to the video game world. Fast, blue and full of attitude, Sonic became a superstar, and went on to star in dozens of games over his 27-year history. Now, Diamond Select Toys has teamed with SEGA to create a line of high-quality Sonic the Hedgehog collectibles for fans young and old!

Toy Fair 2018: LEGO Solo: A Star Wars Story – the Kessel Run Millennium Falcon

Toy Fair 2018 LEGO Solo A Star Wars Story The Kessel Run Millennium Falcon


YOU GUYS GETTIN BORED YET?? We are just days away from more juicy stuff! Today, LEGO jumps back into the warm oceans of plastic with the kabillion bricks that make up any Millennium Falcon build, this time, showing off their first reveal for their Solo: A Star Wars Story sets. Will there be any major differences in the ship's design or overall look past the obvious sparkling white hallways everyone in my social media feeds are freaking out over? LET'S FIND OUT!!

Toy Fair 2018: NSI International Introduces Laser X Micro Blasters

Toy Fair 2018 Laser X Micro Blasters
Laser XTM – the ultimate high-tech game of tag – just got a lot more portable!  New York City-based NSI International Inc. has added Micro Blasters to its Laser XTM family of products.  The new 5-inch blasters are super small, but deliver big fun.

Like other Laser X gear, Micro Blasters feature state-of-the-art lighting and sound effects that bring the excitement of a laser tag arena right to your own backyard.  Strap a receiver onto your upper arm, and blast opponents up to 100 feet away. Reloading is easier than ever; Just press and hold the trigger.

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Toy Fair 2018: Kidrobot God of War Mini Blind Box Figures

Toy Fair 2018 kidrobot God of War Mini Blind Box Figures
Just in time for the next video game in the critically acclaimed God of War series, Kidrobot presents it's take on characters with the collectible God of War 3-inch Blind Box Mini Series.  From Santa Monica Studio comes a new beginning for one of gaming’s most recognizable icons. Living as a man outside the shadow of the gods, Kratos must adapt to unfamiliar lands, unexpected threats and a second chance at being a father. Together with his son Atreus, the pair will venture into the brutal Norse wilds and fight to fulfill a deeply personal quest.

Toy Fair 2018: Big Chief Studios 12" Figures - James Bond, Doctor Who & More

Toy Fair 2018 Big Chief Studios Laurel and Hardy figures
12 inch action figures have been around for longer than I've been alive. It's the one format all collectors can appreciate, if not buy into, for at least 3 or 4 figures. In recent years, Hot Toys have brought this scale back into the spotlight, showing the world toys can knock the breath right out of your chest with amazing likenesses, superior sculpting and cloth outfits that don't make the figure look like he/she's wearing their parent's best Sunday clothes. Big Chief can be counted among these companies striving for a higher level of production quality, and their 2018 lineup reflects that. Let's jump back into Spring Fair 2018 and take a look at what's coming in the next few months...