February 2014 - RTM did not attend this year's Toy Fair in New York, so we don't have our own galleries of pictures to post, but my inbox is overflowing with press materials which I will be posting in their own section which you can find at this link. (It will also be linked on the front page.)
This is an experiment in navigation - most years I put these items in the regular news section, but then they seem to be harder to find and look back on later in the year. Hopefully grouping them all together will make it easier for readers to digest. I'll add a few new pieces each day, so keep checking back.
February 2014 - DC Collectibles has a nice batch of new products planned for display at the 2014 Toy Fair, and they've revealed the entire batch over on MTV!
Five words for why you need to go look: wood Superman and Batman figures.
K'NEX® Introduces Over 25 New Products at New York Toy Fair!
2014 Product Line Includes Launch of 2 New Brands
Hatfield, Pa. (February, 2014) – K'NEX, the US construction toy company focused on Building Worlds Kids Love®, will be introducing its 2014 product line to retailers and media during American International Toy Fair®, being held February 16th through the 19th in New York City at the Javits Center.
The 2014 K'NEX product line includes over 25 inspiring additions to popular product lines such as, K'NEX Building Sets, K'NEX Thrill Rides, K'NEX Education™, Super Mario®, Mario Kart®, Lincoln Logs®, Tinkertoy®, Angry Birds™, PAC-MAN® and the Ghostly Adventures, and Family Guy™. New York Toy Fair will also mark the public debut of two exciting new product lines; Titanfall™ and Plants vs. Zombies™ Building Sets.
Warner Bros. Consumer Products Shakes Up Toy Fair Season With Humongous Licensing Programs, Including This Summer's Much-Anticipated Film Godzilla From Legendary Pictures
UNRIVALED PORTFOLIO OF NEW AND CLASSIC ENTERTAINMENT PROPERTIES TO BE SHOWCASED
Mezco Reveals 2014 Toy Fair Limited Edition Collectible: Breaking Bad Walter White Figure
January 2014 - New York - The New York International Toy Fair is the world's largest and most important industry-only toy show. "Toy Fair Only" collectible items are a proud tradition and Mezco Toyz continues this custom with the introduction of their Walter White Limited Edition Figure.
This unforgettable figure features Walter Walter with his khaki pants and green shirt as seen in several of the series' most memorable episodes. He comes complete with removable hat, removable glasses, a sack of cash, and a bag of blue crystals.
Mezco will be offering the figures to select guests of the Mezco Toyz booth (#4931). Since this event is not open to the public, a small amount of this limited-run figure will be available for purchase via the Mezco Toyz webstore: http://www.mezcotoyz.com/mezco-2014-toy-fair-catalog-figure
Mezco Reveals Toy Fair Sons Of Anarchy Limited Edition Coin
January 2014 - New York - The New York International Toy Fair is the world's largest and most important industry only toy show. Closed to the public, this is where the world's toy companies reveal their product lines for the upcoming year.
"Toy Fair Only" collectible items are a proud tradition and Mezco Toyz continues this custom with the introduction of their Toy Fair Sons Of Anarchy Limited Edition Coin.
This 1.5inch sized metal coin features the infamous Sons Of Anarchy reaper logo in a mirror finish with a midnight black background. Crafted by skilled coin artisans, this is the first time a Sons Of Anarchy collectible coin has ever been offered to Toy Fair attendees.
Mezco will be offering the coins to guests of the Mezco Toyz booth (#4931) as well as attendees of the special invitation only Sons Of Anarchy Product Reveal happening on February 5th.
Limited Amount Of Mezco 2014 Toy Fair Catalog Now Available To The Public
January 2014 - Generally only available to Toy Fair attendees, Mezco is now making a limited number of Toy Fair catalogs available to the general public.
The 8.5x11 inch softcover contains 28 full color pages of Mezco product including:
Living Dead Dolls,
all new licenses,
Sons Of Anarchy,
This catalog was created for distribution at the 2014 New York International Toy Fair and will ship after 2/15/2014.
This catalog is not sold in stores and is exclusive to Mezco Direct.
The Makers of Cut the Rope Reveal Expanded Licensing Program at Toy Fair, including an Interactive 3D Game, Unlocked by New Plush Toys
NEW YORK, Feb. 7, 2013 -- ZeptoLab®, the entertainment and gaming company behind the global mobile phenomenon Cut the Rope®, is bringing even more ways for fans to interact with the lovable monster, Om Nom. With over 300 million downloads plus successful media extensions, Cut the Rope and Om Nom have become major icons of the digital entertainment era.
Debuting at this year's Toy Fair is Om Nom: Candy Flick™, a new augmented reality game that allows fans to interact with Cut the Rope's candy-chomping star Om Nom, like never before! Om Nom: Candy Flick, available on Apple's App Store, is unlocked via a special tag that can be found on a variety of Om Nom plush toys from toy partner, Round 5. Once downloaded, fans can bring Om Nom to life by positioning their smartphone or tablet's camera on the tags and watch as he virtually pops out of the tag ready to devour his favorite treat... candy.
Tonner Doll Company Takes a Bite Out of Zombie Love with Latest Collection: Warm Bodies
World-famous doll company tackles zombie romance with their latest release of R and Julie from Summit Entertainment's #1 film Warm Bodies. The figures are now available for pre-order at http://www.tonnerdoll.com.
KINGSTON, N.Y., Feb. 11, 2013 -- Tonner Doll Company, an award-winning designer and manufacturer of high-end collectible dolls and figures, has released Character Figures® based on Summit Entertainment's Warm Bodies. The film was released nationwide by Summit Entertainment, a LIONSGATE® company, on February 1, 2013, and was the #1 box office hit its first weekend.
"I read the book a while ago after a friend had suggested it," said Robert Tonner, doll artist and company CEO. "When I found out there would be a movie, I just had to jump at the chance to get this license."
Sculpted in the likenesses of the film's lead characters, R and Julie, Tonner's figures will allow fans and collectors alike to bring home their very own, collectible example of the power of human connection.
DARK HORSE DELUXE PARTNERS WITH TOY2R TO DISTRIBUTE LIMITED EDITION HELLBOY MINI-QEE VINYL TOYS!
MILWAUKIE, OR - February 2013 - At this year's International Toy Fair, Dark Horse revealed what is sure to be one of the year's most-talked-about toy releases! Hong Kong's innovative designer-toy company Toy2R will produce a new range of 5" vinyl figures in their popular "Mini-Qee" format, putting their unique design spin on Mike Mignola's popular Hellboy character.
Mike Mignola's Hellboy has emerged as one of the classic comic book characters of the modern day, spawning a successful series of graphic novels, motion pictures, animation, interactive games, and toy lines. Excitement around this character is at an all-time high, as Mignola takes him back to whence he came in the smash-hit series Hellboy in Hell, currently in its third issue.