Inside Toy Fair 2010, Part 1

The wonders of Toy Fair await...
(Photo ©2010 by Bryan Reesman.)

Plenty of people know I’m a toy fiend. I’ve collected a fair number of them over the years — everything from Godzilla to Futurama to The Muppets to Puppet Master — and even though there’s only so much space I have to store things, I am always looking out for exciting new product. Every year I journey to Toy Fair at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in Manhattan to check out the latest and greatest offerings from toy manufacturers, and I’m never disappointed as I always find something new to crave. And as my tastes run towards the darker side of things, that’s where I usually put my focus.

I spent a few hours at this year’s convention on Monday and got a glimpse into many different worlds, and I have assembled a photo gallery of recent and upcoming product. As always, there was plenty of visual stimulation to be found at Toy Fair. Now will my wallet survive the onslaught when the following pieces hit stores? Time will tell…

Part 2 of my coverage is here.


A few steps inside the upstairs floor.
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A sea of toys on the downstairs floor.
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Hey, it's Green Lantern and Green Arrow!
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Everything old is new again, as EMCE Toys knows. I actually owned this Iron Man as a kid in the Seventies.
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They certainly didn't have this Iron Man from Craftsman Kotobukiya when I was a kid. Yes, his chest plate lights up.
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Nor did they have this
statue from MEGA Bloks.
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Very cool Twilight Zone
action figures from EMCE Toys.
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Kenan Thompson and Fred Armisen stand-ins...
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...and Fred Armisen in the flesh.
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I don't play Final Fantasy XIII, but these
Square Enix pendants are pretty cool.
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A cornucopia of Square Enix toys.
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Donate blood, get some Vamplets swag.
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A new incarnation of
The Wolf Man from Mezco.
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Horton Hears A Who...again and again.
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It may originally have come from a Russian concept, but this Matryoshka Madness seems to be multicultural in inspiration.
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Bettie Page is an eternal icon, and Dark Horse knows it.
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This Domo collective from Dark Horse looks hungry...
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...especially up close.
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More Tragic Toys from
Tim Burton and Dark Horse.
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Anyone lose a Tardis?
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Yes, these are designer bluetooth earpieces
with many Eighties themes, courtesy of Earloomz.
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Remember Rio? Now she can be hanging on your every word. Literally.
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I love jelly beans!
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3 Responses

  1. click lady

    Oh, and excuse me, but this is not many different worlds, these are YOUR worlds – Superheroes, monsters and weird Goth toys 🙂 !

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