The annual Toy Fair Expo in New York was this past weekend, so expect a few posts as I see stuff come in over RSS that looks too cool.
First up is the Ultimate Collector's Millennium Falcon LEGO set. Priced at $499, I’m sure I’ll never own one, but at over 3 ft. and 5,195 pieces, it's the largest Star Wars LEGO set ever produced. Nice.
Next up, the Star Wars / Mr. Potato Head variants must have been successful, because this year we get . . . Spuder-Man. Not as cool as Darth Tater or the Spud Trooper. I think it’s because it can only be Spider-Man and not a regular Mr. Potato Head.
On the subject of Spider-Man, it looks like the official line of "Spider-Man 3" toys will feature more than figures from the upcoming film. That’s cool. One thing that always bugged be was having 20 different versions of Spider-Man and only 1 or 2 versions of a villain. The Spider-Man 3 lines looks like it will include previous villains Green Goblin and Dr. Ock (since the new line is 5" scale, as opposed to 6"). Check out the full gallery for "movie" versions of Scorpion, Rhino, the Lizard and more images of confirmed Spider-Man 3 villains Sandman and Venom.
Of course there was a ton of Star Wars stuff being shown. New Star Wars Transformers, vehicles and everything else. With the exception of a General Grevious figure for Ep. III, I can’t remember the last SW figure I bought. The 3 3/4" line is still growing with a mix of resculpted figures and 2-second screen time aliens. There are a few gems in there this years. View the gallery and be sure to pay close attention to the animated Boba Fett (from the Star Wars holiday special) and the 4-5 figures based on Ralph McQuarrie’s concept art.
That’s about all that really caught my eye on the first pass. There may be more later.