A Robot That’s Good for Your Kid’s Future: Toy Fair 2010

Posted by Michael Pinto on Feb 15, 2010 in Design, Hobbies and Collections

The Makedo Find & Make a Robot Kit

Editor’s Gold Award Pick: As much as I love toys I live with the guilt that so many of them are filling the landfills of the world with toxic plastics and who knows what else. So when I met the robot shown above it was love at first sight. Now what’s interesting about this robot is that most of the parts that you see aren’t included! In fact 90% of what you’re looking at in this toy is made out of recycled items that we throw away every day — which is what makes this hobby kit so ingenious. The Makedo Find & Make a Robot Kit includes a easy-to-use cutting device to hack cardboard and a series of fasteners to hold objects together — and thus by applying the age old toy concepts that you see in Tinker Toys or Lego combined with the idea of recycling you get an amazingly creative activity for your kids. Read more…

Tags: ,

 

Secret Codes With Beads: Toy Fair 2010

Posted by Michael Pinto on Feb 15, 2010 in Design, Hobbies and Collections

Editor’s Silver Award Pick: When I was first shown this crafts kit I have to admit that on the face of it I was unimpressed — it was just a collection of beads on a string made into a bracelet. But that’s what makes this crafts kit so brilliant! It turns out that every bead in this kit is assigned a secret letter — so kids can put secret messages on the bracelets to give to their friends who can then decode them. Essentially this is a crafters version of a Little Orphan Annie decoder ring! In a show filled with slick gimmicks and dazzling packaging I was impressed with how something so simple could be so engaging. And thus the Bead the Message crafts kit earns my silver award for Toy Fait 2010. Read more…

Tags:

 

Action Figures for Videogamers: Toy Fair 2010

Posted by Michael Pinto on Feb 15, 2010 in Hobbies and Collections, Videogames

BioShock action figures from NECA

At this year’s Toy Fair I noticed a great deal of Halo merchandise but not too many toys based upon other videogames — so it was nice to see NECA with a line of action figures based upon BioShock and Gears of War: Read more…

Tags: , ,

 

Enterprising Cosplay for Kids: Toy Fair 2010

Posted by Michael Pinto on Feb 15, 2010 in Hobbies and Collections, Star Trek

Captain James Kirk costume by Rubles

I usually avoid the holiday focused booths at the Toy Fair, but Rubie’s had these adorable Captain Kirk and Mr. Spock Halloween which captured my heart. The manufacturer also has a full line of Watchmen costumes for adults who like to cosplay. Read more…

Tags: , , ,

 

Yoda, Hello Kitty and Buzz Lightyear Will Be Joining Us for Lunch Today: Toy Fair 2010

Posted by Michael Pinto on Feb 15, 2010 in Hobbies and Collections, Star Wars

Star Wars lunch boxes by Tin Box Company

The Tin Box Company may claim that these lunch boxes are just for kids, but I know better! As any art student can tell you a lunch box makes a fashionable accessory that can be used as a mini-briefcase. Shown here are lunchboxes from Star Wars, Hello Kitty and Toy Story — however Tin Box’s full line up also includes Bakugan, Strawberry Shortcake, Disney characters, Sesame Street and Spider-man. Read more…

Tags: , , , , ,

 

So You Want To Own a Full Scale Tardis? Toy Fair 2010

Posted by Michael Pinto on Feb 15, 2010 in Dr. Who, Hobbies and Collections, Star Wars

A full scale Tardis toy by underground-toys.com

Underground Toys had a killer selection of Dr. Who goodies on the showroom floor. Shown above is a Tardis which isn’t quite full scale but pretty darn close! Below is a smaller version for those of us fanboys and fangurls who live in small apartments: Read more…

Tags: , , ,

 

A Jupiter II That’s Ready for Take Off: Toy Fair 2010

Posted by Michael Pinto on Feb 15, 2010 in Hobbies and Collections, Television

Lost in Space Jupiter II 1/35th Scale Metal Prop Replica - fully finished and lit Moebius Models

If you’re a Lost in Space fanboy you’re going to like what Moebius Models: A fully finished and lit Jupiter II 1/35th scale metal prop replica. That’s right: If you’ve always wanted one of these amazing model kits but know that you’ll never ever have the time to build one Moebius Models will build it for you! Sadly you’ll have to wait until the 4th quarter of this year, but having seen the model up close I was drooling. Read more…

Tags: , , ,

 

Mezco Goes Moe With the Family Guy, Hellboy, Beetle Juice and Rorschach: Toy Fair 2010

Posted by Michael Pinto on Feb 15, 2010 in Animation, Comic Books, Hobbies and Collections

Family Guy toys by Mezco at the Toy Fair 2010

Mezco showed off an ultra cute line of toys called Mez-itzs which are mini eformed action figures. Shown above is a full line of Family Guy figures — below are Hellboy, Beetle Juice and Rorschach: Read more…

Tags: , , , ,

 

Funko Plus Into The Force: Toy Fair 2010

Posted by Michael Pinto on Feb 15, 2010 in Hobbies and Collections, Star Wars

 Star Wars toy line by Funco

Funko had amusing line of Star Wars goodies — shown above is a stromtrooper and Darth Vader that plug into your iPod and act as speakers. Shown below are just a few of the many Star Wars bobbleheads they had on display: Read more…

Tags: , , , ,

 

Bleach Figurines Preview: Toy Fair 2010

Posted by Michael Pinto on Feb 15, 2010 in Animation, Hobbies and Collections

Bleach figure previews from Square Enix Products

Square Enix Products had on display three beautifully crafted Bleach figurine prototypes. The figures weren’t painted, but I was impressed with how true they stayed to the character designs. Read more…

Tags: , , ,

 

Copyright © 2014 Fanboy.com All rights reserved. Theme by Laptop Geek.