Finally, for tonight, I leave you with Hasbro, folks. At Toy Fair, Hasbro unveiled some very nice figures in their Transformers, Marvel, Star Wars, and yes, even My Little Pony, lines.
So to jump right in, there is really only one thing to say about Transformers this year. Holy wow! Titan Class all the way with the biggest, baddest of them all, Fortress Maximus who is standing just above the original Fort Max and the recent Metroplex! This year will also focus on Titan Masters. Similar to Headmasters, the Titan Masters are interchangeable smaller transforming figures that ‘control’ the body. Many, many new figures are set for release in 2016. My personal favorites include the Cylconus, Sweeps, and Scourge triple pack, and the Hot Rod and Wreck-Gar double pack. Along with Blur and Chromedome, Wreck-Gar was in my top three of what I saw.
Moving over to Star Wars, we have a bunch of new Black Series Figures including a new REBELS Sabine with Season 1 hair and Knights of the Old Republic Revan. For all you SDCC collectors out there, beware of some ROGUE ONE figures around that time. Squee!
Finally, Hasbro did not disappoint in the Marvel figures line showcasing new figures from the CIVIL WAR movie to DOCTOR STRANGE and everything in-between.
What I found most interesting is the new line of cosplay props they are releasing for adult cosplayers, starting with a very shiny realistic Captain America shield as well as an Iron Man helmet that includes light-up eyes and a removable faceplate that can be attached via magnets in an open position. If you are serious about your cosplay, these are the items you are looking for. I did ask about the possibility of future releases and Hasbro is optimistic with possibilities including battle-damaged versions, villains, and because this is the figure space and licensing is different, they can in fact branch out and do X-Men, Spider-Man, etc.
Both are actually available for pre-order now for $99.95. Marvel Legends Captain America Shield can be bought here and Marvel Legends Electronic Iron Man Helmet can be bought here, though you will be waiting until September to finally receive them.
Again, a big thank you to Hasbro for inviting Hi-Def Ninja into their showroom and allowing us to see their newest offerings!
Stay tuned for some more coverage from the Toy Fair from both myself (Mattel, McFarlane, Diamond, cryptozoic, and Asmodee) and Michael Madison who will be covering Funko, Kotobukiya, and others!