Toy Fair 2010 Armchair
Do you find yourself back at work on Monday morning worried that you might have missed an important Toy Fair announcement? Couldn't convince your significant other that Toy Fair was more important than Valentine's Day? It’sAllTrue.Net has you covered. We’re not at Toy Fair this year, but we’re providing our Armchair Coverage and keeping up on the latest news coming out of New York. We've got tons of news from the weekend and we'll be adding more until Toy Fair wraps up, so check back often!
Mr. Rant likes his Green Lantern figures big.
Toy Guru recently announced his promotion to brand manager of the action figure line based on the upcoming Green Lantern movie. First, congratulations. Second, there’s an issue I wanted to address before it’s too late.
Mattel, Toy Guru, I want you to stop doing 5 inch Movie Masters.
Most Requested Year-End Poll: Choose Your Own
This year, we've featured eighteen Most Requested articles. And although we really wanted each and everything we asked for, we also want to know which of the Most Requested Figures really is the most requested. And the best part is, you get to decide.
Before we get into the nominess, we decided on one ground rule. The figure still must require a request - they can't be announced/scheduled in anyway. This disqualified Martian Manhunter as his barcode is present in the Wal-Mart computers. We considered disqualifying Ghostbusters minimates, as two of the ones requested are in the third 4pk, but we've left it in as there are plenty of others that could use minimate treatment.
Before we get to the poll, here again, are the nominees.
Most Requested Figures: The Real Ghostbusters – Samhain
Sometimes as toy collectors, we can look across our displays and, no matter how many toys we have, only see the ones that aren't there. They are the missing figures. The characters toy companies never got around to, never thought were important enough, or worse - the figures companies felt the need to show us at comicon in the "We're Never Gonna Make These" case...
I love Ghostbusters. I'm looking forward to picking up Winston in December, and then Containment Unit and Venkman sometime next year. But, in the back of my mind, I'm holding on to some excitement. Coveting it. And Mattel is not going to get it from me until they make Real Ghostbusters toys. I think a large part of the MOTU success is that Mattel is copying the old toys. They're not trying to make Filmation accurate characters or interpret the designs in a new way (I do love my 200x, but still). They're taking toys from our youth and updating them to modern times (y'know, "like you remember").
Amusing Articulations: I ain’t afraid of no heartburn.
Ray Stantz Review
The Ghostbusters line is on the tertiary of my collecting interest. It shouldn't be. I love the movies. I love the cartoon. I've always had Ghostbusters something around whether it's a t-shirt, a pin, or a Stay-Puft shaped notepad. But for some reason, I'm just not that excited piecemealing my GB's together month-to-month. Of all my SDCC exclusives, I was the most lukewarm to Egon (he's s a cool figure) and in that Twitter feed to the right you can see me tweeting back-and-forth with ActionFigurePics about how I just wasn't excited for the upcoming Ray before he got here. Ray is up for review today, but does he rekindle my interest in the line?