I decided to Cosplay again this year for HeroesCon. If you've never gone to a convention in costume, you should. I'm not saying that you should compete in the costume contest. That adds a level of competition to it, and for beginners, I wouldn't recommend it. The first time that you cosplay, the focus should be on having fun, and it can be fun. Last year, I cosplayed as the Time Trapper, taking my daughter in her Katana costume. It was fun, but I learned that cosplay that involves fabric dragging the floor can be a hazard on escalators and stairs. This year, my daughter wanted to go as Supergirl, which led to an idea for my costume, Giorgio Tsoukalos, also known as the Ancient Aliens Guy. It's meant to draw attention to her outfit and compliment it.
Hasbro is bringing a 3.75″-scale “The Vintage Collection” three-pack featuring Aphra, 0-0-0 the protocol droid, and BT-1 the astromech to SDCC! This hot new set will feature, what we all are assuming, the first and last time for the droids. The set is going to cost you $50 bucks and will be limited. A small
There you have it folks, the date has been set and the location for Star Wars Celebration 2019! Many thought the show would be in Orlando and unfortunately, it will be not but Chicago will work! Tickets will go on sale June 5th and look for the hotel block to go up around that time.
We are winding down our Toy Fair coverage with Blufin Distribution. They are the US distributor for Tamashii Nations, Bandai Japan and others. This year we will be getting tons of new items for Figuarts, Gundam’s, new Street Fighter figures, DC Statues from Iron Studios and so much more! Check out the images below and
Wicked Cool Toys has the license for Pokémon toys and plush. I had zero idea the license changed hands and judging from the product selection, it looks to be a good move. Check out the new action figures, plush and more from Wicked Cool Toys and look for an interactive Pokémon Pikachu this year. Also look
Playmobil will continue both their How to Train Your Dragon and Ghost Busters line for 2018. They are also introducing a new Dino series to coincide with Jurassic World. While Playmobil might not be your cup of tea, they do offer some amazing pieces for fans. Check out the images below.
DST had some new reveals at Toy Fair 2018. While most of these items made it on social media, seeing them in person was well worth the wait. Folks, I would jump on both the DC and Marvel $45 statue line.
WhatNot Toys really wants to see this GI Joe line succeed and we do too. The 4 inch figures resembles POPS and just wait to you see the vehicles. WhatNot has plans for a second series of vehicles and they include the Water Moccasin, Firebat and the Ghost Hawk. Check out the images below and
Quantum Mechanix showcased new Master Series one Sixth Scale figures and new Q-Figs. Check them out below and look for more Toy Fair 2018 images soon.
Square Enix had a few new things out for display including a Variant Play Arts Kai X-23 and Cyclops. Also on display was Frost: Hell's Walls and Frost (Desert Camo). Check out the images below.
Gentle Giant had new offerings on display but first things first, the bust and statue lines will continue. Some people were anxious when new hit that Gentle Giant was moving product into traditional retail. Nothing to worry about folks and the good news is, we will see some cool offerings this year. Fans of Bust-Ups