• Toy Fair 2011 Coverage

      Toy Fair is the largest international toy trade show in the Western Hemisphere where the newest and hottest products in the children's entertainment marketplace (and collectors) are exhibited. It is the premier meeting place for manufacturers, retailers, importers, licensors and reps from around the world.

      Toy Fair 2011 will take place February 12-16, 2011 (Saturday - Wednesday) at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, 11th Avenue between 34th and 38th Streets, New York, NY 10001 and showroom locations.

      Those eligible for admission as buyers include retailers, wholesalers, importers, and buying groups. Certain categories of trade guests are also eligible for admission. Individuals who cannot document their direct, professional affiliation to the trade are not qualified to attend.

      For the 12th straight year, SirSteve's Guide is there to bring your the latest news and photos.

      To ensure you get the latest, be sure to bookmark the Toy Fair 2011 new category page as it will be the main page for the event.

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      1. JediTricks's Avatar
        JediTricks -
        Vintage Collection Revenge of the Jedi SDCC-exclusive set prelim photos are posted under Basic Figures.

        Make sure to click each pic to see it full-sized, especially those tall photos, they're really detailed. Plus, Mace Windu on Slave Leia Revenge of the Jedi card.
      1. Beast's Avatar
        Beast -
        Really loving the Jedi Force kiddie line. May get into those.
      1. Mr. JabbaJohnL's Avatar
        Mr. JabbaJohnL -
        The Rebel Fleet Trooper looks to have gray eyebrows, so it could work for Pello Scrambas after all. Very cool. It also looks like he's packed with accessories so he'll work on Yavin. The baseball hat is a hoot, but I'm not sure I remember them wearing that in the film (I know some guys did, but I didn't think it was these ones). I'll get several of this guy.

        Nom Anor has a plastic cape in the slideshow and a cloth one on display, while Barriss is the opposite. Hopefully they're as they are in the booth, which looks better on each one.

        Logray's articulated elbows are very unexpected, but also very welcome.

        I'm glad to be getting two skiff guards in a short amount of time. Very cool!

        Bespin, er, Millennium Falcon Repair Han is a bit strange. The holster is new, but they didn't have it connected to his leg like I'd hoped. His legs also look a bit skinny still, but overall they look better than before (and appear to be ball-jointed). I like that they're combing the movies for accessories and outfits so thoroughly, finally, between this, Echo Base Han, and Dagobah Landing Luke.

        The new Hoth trooper is pretty much an upgrade to the vintage version, which is great.

        Dr. Evazan is certainly a whole hell of a lot better than the 1997 one!

        The new realistic clone body is a bit more accurate, but like Han, the legs are so skinny. The head sculpt is a bit funky as well. On Fordo, it's great that you can create both versions, but what's up with his phase II helmet? It's clearly based on the animated version, but I always thought that was supposed to be just their way of doing the Neyo-style helmet, so it looks a bit strange.

        Overall, I'm surprised by how many secondary characters are here. I know Hasbro said that the first few waves of vintage would be main characters, then they'd focus more on background guys, but still. It's great for collectors, but hopefully they'll all do well.
      1. El Chuxter's Avatar
        El Chuxter -
        Barriss, Logray, Nom Anor, Ponda Baba, and especially Dr. Cornelius "Roofoo" Evazan* will be mine. O yes.

        *--I don't give a rat's if they've retconned his name into something else. That's the way I interpret his name from the various aliases he's had in the past.
      1. Mr. JabbaJohnL's Avatar
        Mr. JabbaJohnL -
        Based on the images from the back of the Death Star set, it looks like the B-wing pilot is just a repack of Keyan Farlander from the Evolution set. However, the Rebel Commando looks like he'll have a black variant head, so at least there's some newness there.
      1. DarkJedi5's Avatar
        DarkJedi5 -
        Quote Originally Posted by Mr. JabbaJohnL View Post
        However, the Rebel Commando looks like he'll have a black variant head, so at least there's some newness there.
        That really grinds my gears, when you've got to get 12 figures to get the one new one. I just hope if that's true that he finds his way onto a single cardiac sooner than later cause this set is an easy pass for me.
      1. Mr. JabbaJohnL's Avatar
        Mr. JabbaJohnL -
        Quote Originally Posted by DarkJedi5 View Post
        That really grinds my gears, when you've got to get 12 figures to get the one new one. I just hope if that's true that he finds his way onto a single cardiac sooner than later cause this set is an easy pass for me.
        These figures are also being released individually to retail on the Revenge of the Jedi cards, so you should find your gears unground. The only things exclusive to the set are the Salacious Crumb card, Mouse Droid card, and outer Death Star packaging.
      1. DarkJedi5's Avatar
        DarkJedi5 -
        Quote Originally Posted by Mr. JabbaJohnL View Post
        These figures are also being released individually to retail on the Revenge of the Jedi cards, so you should find your gears unground. The only things exclusive to the set are the Salacious Crumb card, Mouse Droid card, and outer Death Star packaging.
        Sounds good to me, I'll load up on the TIE pilot as well, though I still think it could use some work before it's a perfect figure.
      1. JediTricks's Avatar
        JediTricks -
        LEGO Toy Fair coverage is up.

        The Lego Republic Cruiser looks really nifty, reminds me of some of the classic Space sets of my youth.

        I wonder what those Miniland figures are. My guess is exclusives, but how cool would it be if they finally pulled the trigger on official Miniland model figures?

        The new Falcon's interior looks really similar to the 4504. The underside may be spartan, but they got the lower gun right.
      1. JediTricks's Avatar
        JediTricks -
        Oh my god, I need those R2-D2 and Han Carbonite silicone ice cube trays!!! Koto, way to go!
      1. Beast's Avatar
        Beast -
        Hehe. Toy Fair is really impressive this year. Loving the Thundercats stuff also.

        And Lord Malakite is gonna lose his mind as much as Tycho did. After nearly 20 years, they made a Rita Repulsa.
      1. Mr. JabbaJohnL's Avatar
        Mr. JabbaJohnL -
        The details on the R2 and Han ice cubes are off, but they're still pretty sweet.
      1. El Chuxter's Avatar
        El Chuxter -
        Quote Originally Posted by Beast View Post
        And Lord Malakite is gonna lose his mind as much as Tycho did. After nearly 20 years, they made a Rita Repulsa.
        Really? A Rita Repulsa and a carded Mouse Droid in the same year, about a year after they made me lose my mind with the Teek figure, and shortly after Kithaba made BigB lose his mind? I also suspect the Starscream Comic-Con exclusive will be making many others lose their mind; it'd do it to me if Teek hadn't already accomplished that.

        The toy manufacturers are out to get us. That's the only explanation.
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