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7:00 AM on 02.15.2015

Toy Fair 2015: Hasbro gives us a look to the future

To coincide with its appearance at the 2015 New York Toy Fair, Hasbro was nice enough to show some pictures on its official news Twitter. It is giving us who aren't fortunate enough to be there a look into its plans for the n...

Soul Tsukino

9:00 PM on 02.14.2015

Wonder Festival 2015 Winter: Broccoli

Broccoli doesn't exactly have a banner year of super-popular characters on their slate (save for one), but it's not like they care. In the gallery, you'll see their bread-and-butter. Emphasis on the butt(er). Their 1/8 scale ...


Toy Fair 2015: Square Enix's VPAK Thor and Spider-Man photo
Toy Fair 2015: Square Enix's VPAK Thor and Spider-Man
by Scarecroodle

Square Enix tweeted several images of the Marvel Variant Play Arts Kai figures on display at its booth, a selection which notably included Thor and the Spider-Man which we saw in an illustration at last year's NY Toy Fair.

Unfortunately, the images are really dark which means we don't get a great look at Spider-Man. However, enough of Thor is visible to see that not only does he look good, but the design chosen by SE is... well, surprisingly conventional. The company gave Spidey an armored look and opted for a somewhat different color deco on Iron Man (besides giving him a crystal arc reactor), but Thor seems fairly in-line with other appearances. I wonder if Square Enix ran out of unnecessary flourishes?

That aside, Thor looks pretty cool. His massive arms look a bit more buff than other incarnations, the greaves are stylish, and the rest of the armor also looks good.

From what I can see of Spider-Man, he seems to have come out okay. The figure seems to come with some webbing accessories that snap onto his wrists along with a black-deco'd web shield (sure, it matches his outfit, but it doesn't match the rest of his webbing). Hopefully we'll see some better shots of him soon. If not, Tomopop will have one of its photographers at Toy Fair on Monday and *hopefully* we'll receive some great images then.

See the full images in the gallery.

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12:00 PM on 02.14.2015

Wonder Festival 2015 Winter: Misc Garage Kits (part 2)

And so, as tradition demands, we end our coverage of the garage kits at wonder festival with our final miscellaneous gallery. And boy, are there some weird things in this one! Before we begin, I should warn you that some of t...

Chris Seto

10:00 AM on 02.14.2015

Wonder Festival 2015 Winter: Anime Garage Kits (part 5)

We've saved the best for last folks... Well, the best of the new stuff anyway and top of that list for me would be the Mari on Eva bike by Vispo! He's done a few Rei and Asuka kits before and they've been very well received b...

Chris Seto

4:00 AM on 02.14.2015

Toy Fair 2015: Hasbro reveals some of their Transformers Generations plans

Hasbro is offering a sneak peek at their plans for the Transformers Generations Combiner Wars line to be shown this weekend at New York Toy Fair. Many figures that have been long rumored have finally been confirm, though we'r...

Jeremy Emerje Crocker

3:00 AM on 02.14.2015

Wonder Festival 2015 Winter: Alphamax

If you're into more developed women, Alphamax is a good manufacturer to look at. They mostly make borderline ecchi figures, although their SkyTube label has more explicit stuff. They had a handful of figures on display for Wo...

Tianxiao Ma

2:30 AM on 02.14.2015

Wonder Festival 2015 Winter: Prime 1 Studio

No matter what you think of Michael Bay's treatment of the Transformers and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles you have to admit that Prime 1 Studio knows how to make a killer statue. I'm guessing they use actual CGI renders fr...

Jeremy Emerje Crocker

1:00 AM on 02.14.2015

Wonder Festival 2015 Winter: Azone Aldnoah.Zero Asseylum Vers Allusia

Are you a big fan of Aldnoah.Zero with some money to burn? Then Azone has the doll for you. Announced back at Wonder Festival 2014 Summer we've finally gotten our first look at Princess Asseylum Vers Allusia at Wonder Fe...

Jeremy Emerje Crocker

11:15 PM on 02.13.2015

Wonder Festival 2015 Winter: MegaHouse

MegaHouse appears to have had one of the larger displays on the floor at Wonder Festival 2015 Winter. MH had no shortage of new figures to show alongside some figures they've been toting along for a few years now. While a lar...

Jeremy Emerje Crocker

8:00 PM on 02.13.2015

Wonder Festival 2015 Winter: Video Game Garage Kits (part2)

Moving on, we come to our second gallery of video game garage kits, featuring a rather eclectic mix of characters along with a load of Idolm@ster ones! The Nekomata kit from the first DLC of Muramasa: The Demon Blade really s...

Chris Seto

7:00 PM on 02.13.2015

Wonder Festival 2015 Winter: Anime Garage Kits (part 4)

Hands down, Ceclia was my favourite kit at this Wonder Festival, sadly she's not new! but that doesn't stop her from being great! There were also some nods to classic anime like Space runaway Ideon and Tetsujin 28 but I was p...

Chris Seto