It is proving to be infinitely difficult trying to keep up with the bevy of announcements that came out of Toy Fair. While many were disappointed about the lack of new Star Wars product due to pending release of Star Wars The Force Awakens, several properties from film, comics and television surprised everyone with some great new product for 2015.
Ultra Magnus Makes a Surprise Appearance – Despite my lifelong love affair with the Transformers, I can honestly say I have not actually purchased one in three years. That may all change with the Generations Leader Class Ultra Magnus, which is based on his current look from the IDW Comics continuity.
Of all the reveals at this year’s Toy Fair I may have to say as a HUGE fan of the Generation One inspired Generations line … Ultra Magnus may be my favorite so far, even if he can’t hold onto the Matrix of Leadership for more than five minutes. [via TFW2005]
Terminator Genisys Goes Mega Bloks?!?
It looks as though Mega Bloks picked up the license for construction sets based on the upcoming film Terminator Genisys. During Mattel’s “collector’s event” Sunday morning they had a rather impressive T-800 bust on display.
This is a huge step up for the Terminator franchise being that the last construction sets were made by a cheap Chinese LEGO-knock off company.
I have not seen any details regarding the license, but from what was on display it appears that the sets coming out this year are for the new film only. I will update accordingly as more information makes its way onto the Internet. As a LEGO loyalist, I have typically veered away from Mega Bloks; but it seems like they have done a good job with their HALO, Call of Duty and Titanfall construction sets. [via Action Figure Insider]
Hulkbuster! Hulkbuster! HULKBUSTER!!!! From everyone that was on the ground at Toy Fair, it was clear that Marvel is doubling down on Tony Stark’s fan favorite suit of armor to be a big seller later this year. Of everything Hulkbuster related, I must say that I am completely in lust Kotobukiya’s Avengers Age of Ultron Hulkbuster ArtFx statue.
Release date and MSRP is still to be decided, but figure on the second half of 2015 with a price point around $250.00 [via ToyNewsI]
Finally, A Felicity Smoak I Can Take Home Without Being Arrested – DC Collectibles showed off the latest action figures from the pair of highly successful CW series The Flash and Arrow. Later this year fans can expect a masked Oliver Queen as Arrow, Arsenal, John Diggle and Felicity Smoak. On The Flash side of things we will get Barry Allen as The Flash along with Captain Cold. [via ToyArk]