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SDConCast Special Episode: Interviews with Kidrobot and Super7

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One of the most exciting booths we were able to check out at Toy Fair 2014 belonged to Kidrobot, producer of designer collectibles and venerable Comic-Con exclusive exhibitor. The company was showing off its 2014 retail offerings, which included a treasure trove of licenses every SDCC attendee would salivate over: Futurama, The Simpsons, CAPCOM, and now Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, … Read More

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Toy Fair 2014: Funko’s ReAction Figures and Plans for SDCC

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When we were making our short list of booths to visit during Toy Fair 2014, Funko was at the top. The company’s line of licensed Pop! Vinyls have always been a big hit with our readers and Comic-Con attendees, and the addition of Super7’s ReAction line made Funko hotter than ever. So we were given a tour of the booth … Read More

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Toy Fair 2014: Kidrobot’s Big Comic-Con Plans

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One of the most exciting booths we were able to check out at Toy Fair 2014 belonged to Kidrobot, producer of designer collectibles and venerable Comic-Con exclusive exhibitor. The company was showing off its 2014 retail offerings, which included a treasure trove of licenses every SDCC attendee would salivate over: Futurama, The Simpsons, CAPCOM, and now Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, … Read More

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Toy Fair 2014: NECA

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NECA has always been known among San Diego Comic-Con attendees for its high-quality collectibles, but we think they raised the bar to a new level with last year’s 8-bit Jason figure, with its retro NES-style packaging and awesome concept. So we put down NECA on our “must-see” list at Toy Fair 2014, to try and get the scoop on what … Read More

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Toy Fair 2014: Tokidoki, Dark Horse, McFarlane, Bluefin Tamashii Nations, Funko

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We hit the floor of the Javits Center in New York City to get the early word on this year’s San Diego Comic-Con exclusives, from many of your favorite exhibitors. Although the general word from representatives was that it was a bit too early to start talking specifics, due to pending design approvals and licensing deals, we did get several … Read More

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Toy Fair 2014: Star Wars Rebels, Alien Figures to Debut at SDCC

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We have news of two fan-favorite companies debuting new licensed figures at San Diego Comic-Con this year. First, Hasbro has confirmed it will reveal 3.75-inch figures from the Star Wars Rebels line at SDCC this July. Newsarama reported┬áthat figures for Sabine and Hera, two female characters from the upcoming animated series, would be revealed at the con. We reached out … Read More

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Toy Fair 2014: Icon Heroes, Factory, Mimoco, Square Enix and Doctor Who

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Call it Comic-Conditioning. We hit the convention floor this week at the toy industry’s biggest gathering, the annual Toy Fair trade show in New York City. Many popular SDCC exhibitors were present at Toy Fair, so we asked them to spill the beans on their convention exclusives. Some did, but most couldn’t because their designs were still pending and couldn’t … Read More

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Toy Fair 2014: Hasbro Preview Event Recap

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Each winter, the toy world descends upon icy New York City to unveil its upcoming offerings during the annual Toy Fair trade show. This is typically an event for those in the industry to wheel and deal, finalize license agreements and connect buyers with new product offerings. It is also, however, a chance for us to get a first glimpse … Read More