2012 Toy Fair

UglyDoll 2012 Product Releases: Toy Fair Summary

From the creative minds of two love struck artists emerge the UGLYDOLL™ family! What started as a drawing of a playful orange character known as Wage™ has turned into a whole new world of fun!

The award-winning UGLYDOLL plush characters are available in a variety of sizes and style each with their own distinct personalities. UGLYDOLL characters inspire creativity while reminding us that we are all unique in our own special way. In 2011, Universal Studio's Illumination Entertainment acquired the rights to turn the UGLYDOLL characters into an animated feature film! So exciting!

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UGLYDOLL™ 2012 FAMILY $6-$40 MSRP, 4 sizes available.

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UGLYBUDDIES™ $20 MSRP – Available in Spring
Approx. 9" Plush with 4" Buddy

KidKraft: Beachfront Mansion Dollhouse

Beachfront Mansion Dollhouse

KidKraft Debuts New Beachfront Mansion Dollhouse at 2012 American International Toy Fair

DALLAS, March 1, 2012 -- KidKraft, a Dallas-based children's furniture and toy manufacturer, unveiled its brand new Beachfront Mansion at the 2012 American International Toy Fair in New York.

The Beachfront Mansion is a modern wooden dollhouse that provides young girls with a whole new world to play in, decorate and explore. It accommodates all fashion dolls up to 12 inches tall and is large enough that multiple girls can play at once.

The Beachfront Mansion's exciting features include:

  • Stands at over four feet tall
  • Convenient storage space built in to the base with two sliding doors
  • 14 pieces of doll furniture
  • Gorgeous cloth canopy
  • Plastic molded staircase
  • Outdoor patio area
  • Gliding elevator
  • Packaged with detailed, step-by-step assembly instructions

Mezco Toy Fair Keychain Contest

Mezco and the Raving Toy Maniac present the Mezco Toy Fair Keychain Contest...

The contest has now ended. Congratulations to the winners:

  • Raven F., Spongebob
  • Scott D., Spongebob
  • Scott B., Domo
  • James G., Frankenstein's Monster
  • Eric D., Living Dead Doll
  • Paul T., Living Dead Doll
  • Anthony R., button set
  • Jason G., button set
  • Mary P., The Spirit
  • Katrina T., The Spirit
  • Doreen C., The Spirit

The fine folks at Mezco Toyz sent us a pile of keychains (the ones they handed out to booth visitors at Toy Fair!) to use in a contest! We had a poll on our front page, and you voted to make each item its own prize, to be awarded to a separate winner. After seeing that and realizing that we would have to pick six winners and mail out six prizes, we figured that a few more wouldn't be too terribly much more work, so we looked around for our box from Mezco's Mystery Box Sale from last fall, and found a few more items to include as prizes.

Here are the prizes, each item to be awarded to a different winner:

Diamond Select's Toy Fair Showroom Pics: Mad Monster Party

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DST x NYTF Round-Up: Mad Monster Party!

February 24, 2012 - Diamond Select Toys revealed a bunch of cool new licenses at New York Toy Fair, and one of the most awe-inducing reveals was the classic Halloween property Mad Monster Party! Based on the 1967 Rankin/Bass feature film, the movie featured all of the famous monsters in the studio's classic stop-motion style, and so will the action figure line from DST! The first assortment of 7-inch-scale figures should be out in September, and will include Dracula, the Monster and Baron Boris Von Frankenstein, based on the likeness of vocal performer (and horror legend) Boris Karloff! Check out these shots from the DST booth!

Diamond Select's Toy Fair Showroom Pics: Mobile Action Xtreme

Diamond Select Toys New York Toy Fair 2012 Round-Up: Mobile Action Xtreme

February 23, 2012 - We've got another batch of pictures from the Diamond Select Toys booth at New York Toy Fair 2012 -- and this time it's Mobile Action Xtreme! The rescue-themed Minimates line is back for a third go-round, and this time it's not Toys "R" Us exclusive -- that's right, MAX is going nationwide! In addition to showing off the third wave (with new Arctic and Night Ops sets, and new Soldier and Smokejumper paint schemes) DST showed off the updated Armored Personnel Carrier (now with battle station conversion) and debuted the second animated episode of Mobile Action Xtreme! Check out the episode and the new toys here! And for more on both, visit Minimates.com!

New episode hosted here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zfOK_xqDOaE

First episode is here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3XZ9ctgRCS8

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American International Toy Fair Grew in 2012

American International Toy Fair -- Largest Toy Trade Show in Western Hemisphere -- Grows in 2012

Numbers Spike for Buyers, International Guests, Licensors and Entertainment Execs

NEW YORK, Feb. 22, 2012 -- The 109th American International Toy Fair opened its doors to colossal crowds last week as nearly 27,000 industry professionals from more than 100 countries converged in New York City to scout 100,000+ fun and innovative products at the largest and most successful U.S.-hosted toy trade show to be held in recent years.

Owned and operated by the Toy Industry Association (TIA), Toy Fair 2012 welcomed increased attendance across nearly all categories, including a 3% increase in buyers, a 5% increase in international participants, a 14% jump in licensors and a 23% surge in entertainment executives. Total attendance during the four-day show was 26,730... a 2% increase over last year.

K'NEX Summary: Mario Kart Wii Building Sets

K'NEX BRANDS Unveils New Additions To Its Line Of MARIO KART™ Wii Building Sets
Officially-Licensed Toys Allow Kids to Build their Favorite Mario Kart Wii Characters

Hatfield, PA - February 09, 2012 - K'NEX, the only US construction toy company focused on Building Worlds Kids Love™, is pleased to announce several new introductions to its line of officially licensed building sets inspired by Mario Kart™ Wii, one of the most popular titles for the Wii™ console.

The new building sets are designed for Young Nintendo® fans ages 6+, bringing the fun of Mario Kart Wii to a new generation and expanding its appeal through a rewarding, age-appropriate K'NEX building experience. In addition, over 65% of the parts used in the line, including the track system, are American made.

Standard Kart Building Set Assortment #3

Diamond Select's Marvel Toy Fair Showroom Pics

New York Toy Fair Round-Up: Diamond Select Toys and Marvel Comics

February 21, 2012 - New York Toy Fair is over, and the Diamond Select Toys booth was a whirlwind of activity the whole time, thanks to a bunch of cool new license announcements, as well as some great reveals from their existing lines. Since the show isn't open to the public, Diamond Select was nice enough to send over some shots from around the booth, the first batch coming from their section dedicated to the Marvel universe! Check out the pics attached, including their new offerings from The Avengers, The Amazing Spider-Man and Marvel Comics!

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Pressman Toy: Power Rangers Samurai Board Games

SABAN BRANDS AND PRESSMAN TOY TEAM UP TO INTRODUCE BOARD GAMES BASED ON POWER RANGERS SAMURAI TV SERIES FOR 2012
- Available at Mass and Specialty Retailers Nationwide in June 2012
- Showcased at the New York Toy Fair, Booth #643

New York, February 10, 2012 – Pressman Toy Corporation, known for delighting families with classic games and innovative licensed products for nearly 100 years, announces a licensing deal with Saban Brands to develop games based on the #1 kids' action series Power Rangers Samurai. The series is currently appearing on both Nickelodeon and Nicktoons, five days a week. Pressman Toy's games based on this series will be available at mass and specialty retailers nationwide in June 2012.

"The Power Rangers have been an iconic staple in the lives of children for nearly 20 years," said Jim Pressman, president of Pressman Toy Corporation. "When we learned that the series was being revamped by its original creator, Haim Saban, we knew the Power Rangers Samurai series would be sensational. We are excited to enhance this phenomenon with our line of games."

K'NEX Summary: Angry Birds Building Sets

K'NEX BRANDS Releases First Line Of Angry Birds Building Sets
Officially-Licensed Building Toys by K'NEX Will Allow Kids to Build & Play in the Angry Birds World

Hatfield, PA - February 09, 2012 - K'NEX, the only US construction toy company focused on Building Worlds Kids Love™, is pleased to introduce its first line of officially licensed building sets inspired by Angry Birds, the #1 paid app of all time. Young Angry Birds fans will soon be able to build and play with characters from their favorite app including Red Bird, Yellow Bird and King Pig.

The new products combine the award-winning K'NEX building system with beloved characters from Angry Birds, bringing them from the smartphone to the construction aisle for the first time!

Angry Birds Intro Assortment Building Sets

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