Category Archives: Toys

Obvious Plant’s Museum of Toys Pop-Up Exhibit 

Obvious Plant’s Museum of Toys is a pop-up exhibit that walks visitors through an alternate history of toys. In this alternate reality, real toys are recontextualized and placed alongside Obvious Plant’s original toys to create a darker, more bizarre version of the past.

The museum consists of 100+ toys and games, each one unique and altered in a humorous way. Multiple photo opportunities are available. Guests can step inside a life-size action figure box to become a toy themselves! Multiple special guests and interactive toys will also be available.

The popup exhibit in Los Angeles runs from March 1st to 17th.

Obvious Plant has a combined 600,000 followers across Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and Tumblr.

More info HERE.

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DC Collectibles Announces New ¡Lucha Explosiva! Figures

Masks. Muscles. Mayhem. DC Collectibles has announced their new ¡Lucha Explosiva! figures.

¡Lucha Explosiva! is a thrilling and imaginative new universe that blends the action-packed world of Lucha Libre with iconic DC characters. Each 7″action figure is a Latin American-inspired reimagining of a popular DC Super Hero or Super-Villain, complete with a unique character backstory rooted in Mexico’s rich cultural history. 

Fans can create epic storylines while battling with the first wave of figures inspired by Batman, Deathstroke, Superman, Metallo II, Wonder Woman and the Cheetah beginning in August 2019.

DC ¡Lucha Explosiva! Batman Action Figure

A third-generation luchador known for his devastating power and unmatched strategic approach, Batman is one of the premier attractions in the DC Luchaverse. This heavyweight veteran claims he gets his power from Camazotz, the mythical Mayan bat god and spiritual guardian of his home city, Camaziudad.

Pre-order for $40

DC ¡Lucha Explosiva! The Cheetah Action Figure

Hailing from la selva amazonica, the luchadora who calls herself the Cheetah has already amassed an enviable win record in her brief career. A fiercely driven competitor, she believes her life will remain cursed until she is able to claim the title of “La Campeona de las Mascaras” and is willing to challenge any foe at any time.

Pre-order for $40

DC ¡Lucha Explosiva! Deathstroke Action Figure

A mysterious figure who vows to never be unmasked, Deathstroke rose to fame when he became the youngest entrant ever to be named campeon at the Maxima Devastacion tournament. But his victory was not without its own cost, as he lost his right eye on his way to earning his belt.

Pre-order for $40

DC ¡Lucha Explosiva! Metallo II Action Figure

This rough-and-tumble wrestling machine is one of the most unique and most accomplished luchadores on the circuit. With the rescued brain from a second-generation luchador controlling a frame that proudly displays its “Hecho en Mexico” stamp, this massive machine has won many fans’ hearts, even if he doesn’t have one of his own.

Pre-order for $40

DC ¡Lucha Explosiva! Superman Action Figure

While he is new to the scene, the luchador known only as Superman has already became a fan favorite for his dedication to clean fights and his commitment to spend time talking to the young fans after matches. He’s also a rare favorite of the other luchadores, who see in him a clear path for a future of packed stadiums and corruption-free management.

Pre-order for $40

DC ¡Lucha Explosiva! Wonder Woman Action Figure

All hail the queen! The luchadora known as Wonder Woman is a campeona in Mexico and around the world, traveling around the DC Luchaverse competing and winning various wrestling competitions.

Pre-order for $40

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The Magic Behind Funko’s Products

Yahoo Finance visited Funko HQ in Everett, Washington to check out how their already speedy process is affected by the addition of a brand new 3D printer.

“We consider ourself a fast-fashion approach to pop culture,” Funko CEO Brian Mariotti told Yahoo Finance. “Anything and everything that will speed up our ability to put something in the marketplace as fast as possible gives us a competitive advantage.”

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Meet Hasbro’s Ecto-1 Ectotron, The Transformers/Ghostbusters Mash-Up Toy You Never Knew You Needed!

Transformers robots have always been More the Meets the Eye, but now, through the Transformers Collaborative, fans can experience these larger than life characters as they team-up, mash-up, and meet up with other characters, teams, and people who share this same special quality. It is a world of constant change, where things are not what they seem. It is the world of the Transformers…and the Ghostbusters…a world of heroic Autobots and evil Decepticons…and ghosts!

Discover how these worlds collide in this Transformers-Ghostbusters mash-up pack! The iconic Ecto-1 Cadillac from the 1984 Ghostbusters movie is now a Transformers robot — a converting Paranormal Investigator, called Ectotron! This Ectotron figure comes with his own Proton Pack accessory and a Slimer accessory, and converts between Ecto-1 and robot modes in 22 steps.

Features:

– Commemorate 35 years of both Transformers and Ghostbusters with 1 awesome figure!
– Convert Ecto-1 Cadillac mode to Ectotron robot mode in 22 steps.
– Features classic Tech Specs showing the capabilities of Ectotron, including strength, speed, and ghostbustabilty.
– Includes Proton Pack accessory
– Figure scale: 7 inches

Pre-order HERE for $40.

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LEGO Ideas The Flintstones Set

Modern Stone Age suburban life in Bedrock comes to life in LEGO form with this LEGO Ideas 21316 The Flintstones collectible building set, the latest model designed by a LEGO fan, submitted to the LEGO Ideas community, and selected to become an official LEGO set!

A wonderfully nostalgic building toy, it features The Flintstones house and iconic family car. The detailed house has a removable roof for easy play, an opening front door, sofa, TV, coffee table, bowling ball and bowling pin elements, plus a green garden baseplate with a buildable palm tree.

Build your own Flintstones vehicle that seats 4 minifigures and features a new-for-March-2019 fabric car roof element and an attachable dinosaur rib for creative play. The first animated TV series ever to be aired in a prime-time slot, The Flintstones cartoon was first broadcast in America in 1960 and has become an enduring family favorite around the world.

Recreate hilarious scenes with minifigure versions of Fred and Wilma Flintstone and their friends Barney and Betty Rubble.

– Build and display this collectible construction toy or recreate your favorite scenes from the classic American animated sitcom The Flintstones
– This LEGO Ideas building toy includes 4 The Flintstones cartoon character minifigures: Fred Flintstone, Wilma Flintstone, Barney Rubble and Betty Rubble
– The Flintstones home features a removable roof for easy play, an opening front door, curtains and curtain rails, sofa, TV with antenna, kitchen sink, table and phone, fireplace, painting element on the wall, coffee table with fruit bowl and fruit elements, buildable floor lamp and lampshade, crate with a bowling ball and 3 bowling pin elements, plus a green garden baseplate with a buildable palm tree, 2 flower pots, flowers, plants and 2 milk bottle elements
– Includes a buildable postbox with printed ‘Flintstones’ decoration, plus a letterelement
– The LEGO brick-built Flintstones car features 4 minifigure seats, 2 steamroller wheels, a new fabric car roof element, plus an attachable dinosaur rib
– This creative building set comes with a booklet with building instructions, fun facts about The Flintstones, and information about this awesome retro set’s fan creator and LEGO designers
– The Flintstones home measures over 4” (12cm) high, 6” (16cm) wide and 4” (12cm) deep
– The Flintstones car measures over 2” (6cm) high, 4” (11cm) long and 2” (7cm) wide

The 748 piece set will retail for $59.99 and will be available exclusively to LEGO VIPs starting Wednesday, February 20 via shop.LEGO.com, LEGO Stores. Available in the same channels to all shoppers starting March 1.

 

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Disney Announces Global Launch For Star Wars Inspired Products On Triple Force Friday

Triple Force Friday, the latest in a tradition of Star Wars product launches, is set for October 4, 2019 Lucasfilm and Disney announced. The event will see the debut of brand-new products inspired by three of the year’s biggest Star Wars releases, including:

– The highly anticipated, final installment of the Skywalker Saga, Star Wars: Episode IX
– The first-ever Star Wars live-action series, The Mandalorian, set to debut exclusively on the upcoming streaming service, Disney+.
– The latest title from EA and Respawn – Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order – a brand-new action adventure game releasing Holiday 2019

Products spanning categories from toys to collectibles, housewares, books, apparel, and more will go on sale beginning at 12:01 a.m. on October 4. As with past Force Friday celebrations, stores around the world will join the festivities with in-store events and midnight openings.

For more details on Triple Force Friday, those interested can visit StarWars.com and follow the conversation on social using #ForceFriday.

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The LEGO Group Introduces LEGO Hidden Side, Combining Building With Augmented Reality To Create A New Way of Play

The LEGO Group today unveiled LEGO Hidden Side, an augmented reality enhanced LEGO play theme where kids must turn a haunted world back to normal, one ghost at a time. It is the only play experience available today that fully and seamlessly integrates augmented reality (AR) with physical construction to reveal a hidden world of interactive play. 

Developed for children 7 years and up, LEGO Hidden Side is showcased to buyers, media and influencers for the first time at American International Toy Fair Booth in Booth 1335 of Hall 3B at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, February 16-19. 

LEGO Hidden Side includes a series of eight “haunted” building sets full of awesome functionality and secret surprises that, on their own, provide the build and roleplay fun of any LEGO play theme. 

Activating the bespoke AR app developed together with the theme brings the models to life, revealing a hidden world of interactive mysteries and challenges to solve. When combined, the two worlds make each other even more compelling and fun. LEGO Hidden Side marks the first time the company introduces one of its play themes as a service.After launch, the app experience will continue to expand with the addition of new ghosts, new game challenges, and randomization of gameplay so the experience is different every time kids play. 

LEGO Hidden Side will be available globally in late summer 2019. Physical sets will range in price from $19.99 to $129.99 (USD). The LEGO Hidden Side app will be a free download from the App Store and Google Play.

For more information, visit www.lego.com/hiddenside

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LEGO Movie 2 Wizard of Oz Collectible Minifigures

Here are the official images of the Wizard of Oz characters in the LEGO Movie 2 Minifigures set.  The Dorothy Gale & Toto, Tin Man, Scarecrow and Cowardly Lion figures will be available starting in February.

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Batman: The Animated Series: Batcycle And Action Figure Set

Gotham City is a dense, sprawling city with tall buildings, busy highways and dark alleys. In his quest to protect the city, sometimes Batman needs a vehicle to go where the Batmobile cannot. Enter the Batcycle. Based on the design from the beloved Batman: The Animated Series, this stylish figure set comes with a sleek, art deco-inspired light-up Batcycle and an exclusive Batman figure.

On sale in August 2019 for $60.

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Hasbro’s Star Wars Galaxy of Adventures Introduces The Magic of Star Wars Toys To A New Generation 

Toys have always been a big part of experiencing a galaxy far, far away. They allow children to tell their own stories, to expand the Star Wars universe as they see fit, to connect with their favorite characters in an imaginative way. So it makes sense that for Star Wars Galaxy of Adventures, Lucasfilm’s new series of vibrant animated shorts celebrating iconic moments from the saga, Hasbro has created a collection of toys purely for those just discovering Star Wars.

“Our Galaxy of Adventures line is a great entry point for kids to get into Star Wars,” Sarah Carroll, Sr. Brand Marketing Manager of Star Wars at Hasbro, tells StarWars.com. “The product focuses on the key, iconic moments in the Star Wars storyline in a fun, kid-friendly way.”

   

Wave one, available now at Walmart, includes Luke Skywalker, Darth Vader, Chewbacca, and R2-D2; Princess Leia, Yoda, Imperial Stormtrooper, and Han Solo will follow in wave two, landing in spring 2019. It’s an altogether perfect lineup for someone who might first see a movie or the Galaxy of Adventures animated shorts, and then want to continue the story during playtime. “As we head into 2019, what better time to introduce kids to this incredible franchise and these classic characters than now?” Carroll says. “And let’s be honest, what kid isn’t going to fall in love with these droids, creatures, and rebels? Star Wars is truly a brand with something for everyone, and we’re excited for the new Galaxy of Adventures animated shorts and toys, which provide that entry point for new, young fans.”

   

The line even has some surprises. The figures are not all based on the characters’ first-appearance looks, as one might think. Luke, for example, is depicted in his black Jedi garb from Star Wars: Return of the Jedi; Yoda comes carrying his lightsaber, as seen in Star Wars: Attack of the Clones; and Leia appears in her Hoth fatigues from Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back. “We wanted to make sure we featured characters as they appear in those pivotal scenes in the films,” Carroll says. “Seeing characters in these costumes reminds us of those key moments within the story, and we wanted to make sure that was reflected in our figures. We love the classic characters and we’re excited to be bringing them back in this way.”

The 3.75-inch figures come in bright, cylindrical packaging featuring comic-book-style art, calling out the character role for each — from “The Villain” for Darth Vader to “The Astromech” for R2-D2 — drilling story elements down in a kid-friendly fashion. In addition, all figures are packaged with a mini-comic retelling a famous sequence, and include a QR code that can be scanned for even more content. “We felt that it was important to share the stories of Star Wars as part of the action figure experience,” Carroll says. “Comics are a great way to bring those key scenes from Star Wars to kids in an easy, digestible way.”

As an opportunity to introduce a new generation of fans to Star Wars — and the magic of Star Wars toys — the Galaxy of Adventures line is an important one to Hasbro. “Galaxy of Adventures is a great way for parents to share their favorite Star Wars moments with their kids in a way that’s going to really resonate with them,” Carroll says. “The entertainment so far has been incredible. We’re excited to see the Galaxy of Adventures story unfold and have the opportunity to continue the storytelling through product. More to come!”

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