• New York Toy Fair 2012 Coverage: Tuesday

      It's here... the New York Toy Fair and of course, SSG is there to bring you the latest news and photos! The SSG New York Toy Fair 2012 coverage starts Saturday the 11th, and will run through Wednesday, February 15th.



      American International Toy FairŪ is the largest toy tradeshow in the Western Hemisphere, bringing together nearly 1,100 exhibiting manufacturers, distributors, importers and sales agents from around the globe to showcase their toy and entertainment products.

      Bookmark this article as this will be the Toy Fair 2012 "portal page" to for all of our newest photos. Be sure to check back for more coverage as Toy Fair continues!

      Also, for everything else NOT Star Wars, be sure to check out our network site coverage at ActionFigs.com!

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      1. Tycho's Avatar
        Tycho -
        I hope to see new Star Wars, Transformers, Star Trek, and Terminator products I've not yet uncovered spy reports about.

        So I guess that's Hasbro, Playmates Toys, and NECA whose presence I hope will be substantial in New York.

        I don't think Hot Toys does Toy Fair shows, and since they use SideShow as a distributor and SideShow does not attend, I'll be watching their website.

        Hot Toys needs to make 1/6th scale Terminator figures out of Michael Behan's original Kyle Reese character, and Anton Yelchin's Terminator Salvation appearence. In addition, Linda Hamilton's original appearence should also be immortalized in the 1/6th scale.

        Going further, Hot Toys could do wonderful with the Star Trek license, specifically 1/6th scale Borg, Jem Hadar, and some sort of version of The Founders with lots of shape-shifting parts, not to mention the Borg Queen. Then I'd like General Martog and Worf in Klingon armor, Picard, Data, and Sisko in their modern uniforms, Major Kira and Odo in Bajoran Militia uniforms, and Gul Dukat in Cardassian armor. Worf and Picard in their First Contact Space Suits would also be better-sellers. The latest movie's best bet would be Chris Pine's Kirk in survival gear, perhaps Leonard Nimoy as older spock, and definitely some gruesome beasts from Delta Vega.

        Back to Terminator stuff from NECA, they'd do well to create Sarah, Kyle, and John, from the first two Terminator movies.

        This site is dedicated to Star Wars, so our forums are full of our wishes from that genre - however a SideShow 1/6th scale rancor would be both huge, and awesome! As would also Anakin's and Obi-Wan's airspeeder from AOTC for the 1/6th scale figures to ride in.

        And finally back to Transformers, a 2nd party company has been making a Leader Class Blackout (helicopter) figure that I may pay out more than $200 for (after import fees). Hasbro would be smart to offer this in their own product line as well as more Human Alliance (Human Nemesis) Decepticons like Rampage, Sideways, a repainted "Chicago style" Barricade, and perhaps Scrapper. Movie Starscream needs a Commander Class Cyberverse figure (easily done and sure to sell) and Galvatron, Cyclonus, and Scourge need Leader Class or Masterpiece offerings.
      1. happy's Avatar
        happy -
        Your dates are wrong. The 13th is a Monday.
      1. SirSteve's Avatar
        SirSteve -
        Fixed the date.
      1. JediTricks's Avatar
        JediTricks -
        Here it comes, almost here, 1 more day until the big Hasbro extravaganza! I will be helping update this article with the new images as they come in, but I'll also drop comments on the stuff I see in here, because I'm smooth like that.
      1. nohagent's Avatar
        nohagent -
        Registration is open to the trade only; Toy Fair is not open to the public. No one under the age of 18, including infants, will be admitted. This being said, I am curious as to why, if it is such a huge marketing event don't they realized the revenue they could generate by selling admission to the public. I have no problem with throwing down money to buy a plane ticket and go just as I have not problem to go to the next Celebration in Orlando.......again!?!??!?!?!?
      1. JediTricks's Avatar
        JediTricks -
        Hasbro is still doing their presentation, they just finished with a blistering 19 minutes of the Star Wars portion of the slideshow. Steve was hitting me with live info and I posted it here:
        http://www.sirstevesguide.com/conten...asbro-Toy-Fair
        Some of the stuff was missed as it blew by, we'll have the slides themselves in a few hours, but for now there's that.

        I'll be honest, I don't understand why Hasbro gives SW such a short time to get out all that info when it's the #1 boys toy license and #2 overall toy license.
      1. JediTricks's Avatar
        JediTricks -
        Quote Originally Posted by nohagent View Post
        Registration is open to the trade only; Toy Fair is not open to the public. No one under the age of 18, including infants, will be admitted. This being said, I am curious as to why, if it is such a huge marketing event don't they realized the revenue they could generate by selling admission to the public. I have no problem with throwing down money to buy a plane ticket and go just as I have not problem to go to the next Celebration in Orlando.......again!?!??!?!?!?
        Toy Fair is not intended as public marketing, it's intended to involve retailers, to give them a product heads-up and convince them to order this and that. The news media coverage is quite secondary, that's why Hasbro's showroom now has a concentrated up-front media event, so that the rest of the time they can work with retailers.

        Plus, the public would just break and steal the displayed product.
      1. JediTricks's Avatar
        JediTricks -
        Article has been updated for the first gallery of pictures, TVC basic figures.

        Don't forget, many of the photos on the pages can be further enlarged by clicking them.
      1. JediTricks's Avatar
        JediTricks -
        Yes! Weequay and he looks great!

        TFU2 Starkiller looks outstanding, they really got the face right this time. I hope the head is interchangeable with the previous Galen Marek figures.

        Holy crap, Tarkin head sculpt looks perfect, and he's got a new mousedroid! Ohh, but why go with the soft-goods skirt? Wow, that looks so bad, I hope the final version melds better. And the overall green could be toned down just a smidge.

        Cut-scene Leia looks good, but Luke still has that stupid brown robe and he's sporting Obi-Wan's Ep 3 saber lit. Steve took a shot of the unlit one, that does look new and accurate. Lando looks ok, but hopefully better with the cloak off.

        Royal Guard looks great, they did real sewing on that cloak, hopefully the final version is as good.

        NIEN NUNB! FINALLY! After 16 years, it's finally happened. His height looks just right.
      1. JediTricks's Avatar
        JediTricks -
        Realistic CW Obi-Wan looks pretty good, about what I'd expect. Not sure about Ahsoka, the costume looks good, but the big eyes are throwing me.


        Ok, coming up next, TVC Vehicles have been added.
      1. El Chuxter's Avatar
        El Chuxter -
        Which 'Wok is that?

        And the Boba Fett-looking redhead girl (fanwank alert! I'm guessing the armor is removable to reveal her bikini) actually looks pretty cool.
      1. JediTricks's Avatar
        JediTricks -
        So the MTT has 4 poseable Battle Droids, and they look like the AOTC deluxe 3PO/BD body, and 16 pre-posed statues on the rack, complete with army-men-style foot platforms. I am not sure how to feel about that choice. The vehicle looks good closed up, a decent amount of bulk, but I hope the motorized gimmick doesn't overwhelm the interior area and other features.
      1. JediTricks's Avatar
        JediTricks -
        I was a little quick to post on the vehicles, there are a few more pictures of the MTT up.

        The back end interior is a disappointment, hopefully the top has more stuff going on. The deployment rack doesn't look too bad, it slides out, opens the top awnings, and lowers the rest of the rack. Not movie-accurate and it's odd too, this could have been movie-accurate with the front door fitting a smaller rack for folded-up droids instead of going for the "army in a box" concept, but I think as a toy this makes sense - though I would have loved to have seen folded-up droids instead.
      1. JediTricks's Avatar
        JediTricks -
        Quote Originally Posted by El Chuxter View Post
        Which 'Wok is that?

        And the Boba Fett-looking redhead girl (fanwank alert! I'm guessing the armor is removable to reveal her bikini) actually looks pretty cool.
        "Lumat", the original vintage character who no longer has a name and I'm guessing is getting a new name for this very figure. Won't catch me spending $10 on it though.

        Pre Vizsla's great-great*15-grandmother from The Old Republic. I think She looks a bit GI Joe for my tastes.
      1. JediTricks's Avatar
        JediTricks -
        SDCC exclusive carbonite set is up, with a look at the Jar Jar in Carbonite card. I'm not entirely sure how this will work, but I am very interested in the concept they've presented. I like the "lost" card art they're using too.
      1. JediTricks's Avatar
        JediTricks -
        AMP'D is up. It's a construction system, and I like that it's different from LEGO, a little more pre-formed so it's more about SW shapes than full building.

        Vader's TIE with tank treads looks cool. Steve says they're about 3.75" scale, I could see these integrating with more imaginative displays, and being a good crossover from the Jedi Force age group to the regular SW line.

        There's an AAT set and it appears to have Spider Droid legs as extra parts.
      1. Mr. JabbaJohnL's Avatar
        Mr. JabbaJohnL -
        First of all, thanks for the great coverage, it looks like there's much more here than on other sites already.

        I want to know more about the SDCC set. It looks like most of the figures are repacks, with the only new one being Jar Jar in carbonite. I'm thinking the set will be a pain to get, but the carbonite is pretty funny. The overall carbonite theme is an odd choice for this year, but then again, so was the DSII last year. That rejected card art was rejected for a reason; it looks pretty doofy.

        I expected Odd Ball to just be a Jag repaint, though it looks like he has new legs. I've wanted this guy for a while now, so it'll be good to finally have him.

        Quite a few ROTJ figures, and quite a few ROTJ upgrades - Weequay, Nien Nunb, Royal Guard, and from the vintage line, Nikto and the Ewok formerly known as Lumat. They all look great - I'll get several Royal Guards. I'm glad they went with the vintage Lumat instead of the black-and-white one that currently has the name.

        I wonder why they made realistic Clone Wars Anakin and Obi-Wan with their Season One and Two looks, while Ahsoka is the Season Three and Four version. Well, I assume they did that Ani and Obi since the new look is basically "ROTS plus gloves," but I'm not sure why they wouldn't make Ahsoka match them.

        Tarkin looks pretty sweet so far. I'm really liking the new Mouse Droid.

        "Fully poseable pilot droids," sure, if fully poseable means five points of articulation. The non-folded droids is annoying, but hopefully the TVC ones can fit in there as well.

        Mara Jade as the winner is disappointing. Hopefully they at least do a different outfit this time.

        There are pics of more Vintage figures on another site - Jar Jar looks incredible. Clone Lieutenant is a blue repaint of the AOTC trooper. The ROTS clone is a shock trooper, so at least it's not just a white one. A third Emperor's Wrath Vader, why this is necessary is beyond me. Same goes for the sandtrooper, though he has an orange pauldron and a droid - still too soon. Bespin Leia has a lot of soft goods and looks pretty good. Orrimaarko looks similar to Major Panno, but has a much larger hood. The TOR trooper looks well done, even though I don't really like the design from the game.
      1. JediTricks's Avatar
        JediTricks -
        Quote Originally Posted by Mr. JabbaJohnL View Post
        First of all, thanks for the great coverage, it looks like there's much more here than on other sites already.
        SSG is the Han Solo of fan collecting sites!

        I'm glad they went with the vintage Lumat instead of the black-and-white one that currently has the name.
        Shows how much I can remember about Ewoks, I thought hey already did the NewLumat.

        I wonder why they made realistic Clone Wars Anakin and Obi-Wan with their Season One and Two looks, while Ahsoka is the Season Three and Four version. Well, I assume they did that Ani and Obi since the new look is basically "ROTS plus gloves," but I'm not sure why they wouldn't make Ahsoka match them.
        Perhaps recognizablility, or the inappropriateness of her S1 tube top, or maybe Lucasfilm requested it. Too bad Q&A is aslumber or we'd ask them, if you can, remind me to ask around Comic-Con.

        "Fully poseable pilot droids," sure, if fully poseable means five points of articulation. The non-folded droids is annoying, but hopefully the TVC ones can fit in there as well.
        I wonder what it'd do if a figure got stuck inside the rack.

        Mara Jade as the winner is disappointing. Hopefully they at least do a different outfit this time.
        If they do a new outfit, will they do a new head too?
      1. JediTricks's Avatar
        JediTricks -
        Fighter pods are up, so very many of these.
      1. JediTricks's Avatar
        JediTricks -
        More TVC basic figure images have been added.
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