I finally found NECA’s Ultimate Fugitive Predator at Target right before heading to New York. With stuff still left to unpack and open from the move back from Seattle, I am just now getting around to taking him out of the box. I figured I better hurry with the newly revealed Emissary #1 shipping out next month. If you haven’t already, you can check him out here. I know many were expecting their next reveal to be the super predator, but this is cool none the less.
Back to the fugitive. After finally seeing him in the first trailer I couldn’t wait to see what NECA was going to bring to the table with their figure. One of the many licenses I’m glad to see them own is the Predator franchise. They do great figures at a great price and this one is no different. (more…)
The lack of motivation is strong these days. I can’t even get a time sensitive post out in a timely manner anymore. This year’s New York Comic Con is in the books and this year I find myself leaving not as satisfied as previous years. Maybe, since it’s been a few years in a row now and it’s just con fatigue. NYCC was overall great and we had a lot of fun, but there was just something about it this year that made it fall flat. There weren’t many good pictures taken so you’ll have to rely on Toyark.com for those. If you aren’t aware, I’m not a fan of crowds and there were just too many people for me. It seems the press room I used to escape to keeps getting smaller and smaller each year. It also didn’t help that in our cashless society and poor wifi, the lines barely moved for some of the more sought after exclusives. One of the few things I know about cons are, cards are convenient, but cash is still king. Anyway…. (more…)
After several rumors and reports were swirling around last week, it seems Toys R Us is making a comeback, sort of. A press release from Geoffrey LLC went out last week basically saying they were acquiring everything as far as branding and intellectually property associated with Toys R Us and Baby R Us.
So, while everyone was distracted at NYCC, Geoffrey was over at the Fall Toy Preview in Dallas wearing a cape saying he was “back from vacation”. He was working at a booth aptly named “Geoffrey’s Toy Box”.
After reaching out to a few people there, the plan is to open locations under the “Geoffrey’s Toy Box” by the Holidays of this year. That already being a tall order, these new shops will be done as a “shop-within-a-shop” concept. So, they are basically opening mini-locations within larger retail stores for the Holidays. Much like KB toys was rumored to do earlier, or how a “Toy City” inside of Party City was talked about.
I came home from a trip today to find a pleasant surprise waiting on my front porch. It was this month’s Venom Collector Corps. I haven’t seen an unboxing video from Funko yet, so my cruddy pics with have to do for now. As always spoilers ahead. (more…)
Super7 just sent out an exciting email about one of their new offerings debuting at NYCC next week.
Halloween is getting a lot spookier for NYCC.
Toy and collectible brand Super7 is premiering their Superbuckets at NYCC. (more…)