Welcome to Important Toy News, the SYFY WIRE column that shows you all of the best and coolest events in the world of amazing toys and collectibles for the week.
Get ready, my toy loving friends, because we’re heading back to this toy box right away for another week of newly announced toys and collectibles coming soon. Join me, your if not favorite resident toy reporter, as we collect all the really cool things we love, now in toy form.
I know I don’t just speak for myself when I say that one of the highlights of summer is, you know, convention season. While everyone has their own reasons for attending conventions (from TV and movie news, to comics and art, to cosplay in action), this toy lover is always focused on new toys and items. amazing collectibles. And in a world still healing from the global pandemic (we’re almost there, guys!), Many large-scale summer conventions that we love (and desperately miss) are still going the virtual route. That being said, these virtual events still present some incredible revelations. Today on Important Toy News, we’re going to feature these shows and talk about where you can come back to start your toy collection!
First up, let’s check out Comic-Con @Home 2021: Mattel Edition! Mattel has fashioned a week of exclusive reveals that he shows off all week. While we can’t break the embargo and tell you about Mattel’s Friday reveal, we can certainly tell you all about the other amazing pieces (and service for deep diving fans) that we may have seen! All these parts will be available on the Mattel Creations website July 22 – they’re sure to go fast, so be sure to hover over that buy button (it’s easier than waiting in a line at San Diego Comic-Con for four hours, isn’t right?) so you don’t miss yours! Monday started off with a truly impressive WWE Ultimate Edition Sergeant. Slaughter. The figure features 30 points of articulation and comes in nostalgic packaging that will instantly take fans back to the ’80s. With realistic TrueFX ™ detailing, Ultimate Sgt. The Slaughter figure (approx. 6 inches / 15.24 cm) can, according to Mattel, “recreate everything from entryway poses to finishers in the ring for the ultimate WWE play and display experience.” This beautiful figurine costs $ 35.
On Tuesday, fans were treated to a deep diving experience of jurassic park with a two-pack celebrating Samuel L. Jackson’s contribution to the franchise, titled “Final Scene with Ray Arnold”. With a name like that, you know what to expect. The funny thing is, when news of this set broke on Tuesday, a lot of people thought it was a joke. But just as the Dennis Nedry with Barbasol may exclusive from 2020, Mattel knows exactly what kind of fan service the adult collector is looking for. So, let’s discuss the specifications of this set. It has a (very reasonable) SRP of $ 25. “He imagines the momentous moment that viewers never got to see in the jurassic park movie – as Chief Engineer John Raymond ‘Ray’ Arnold heroically walks to the maintenance hangar to restart power, ”Mattel said in an official press release. “Velociraptor’s ferocious figure 2.4 inches (6.1 cm) high and 7 inches (17.8 cm) long reminds us of how Arnold dies, losing his arm in the process.” The lights and sounds increase the suspense and even the packaging reflects the authentic setting of the scene.
And on Wednesday, the mood lightened with a creation of the beloved Disney / Pixar film UP – Kevin and his babies! “It goes above and beyond, the collectible figure was designed with incredible precision using the ideas of one of the character designers, Alberto Lozano,” notes the press release from Mattel. “Kevin’s three cubs are a little more fuzzy version of their mother bird. With Kevin’s movable joints and authentic design – and even the three individually expressed babies and a chocolate bar stolen from Russell. This set has an SRP of $ 40.
We discussed Super7’s home iCon last week, and now it’s time to give other players some love for the toy collection convention. Next, we highlight NECA. Mark your calendars for their official Comic Con sign (at home). It’s set for Monday, July 19 at 1 p.m. ET on the official website NECA YouTube Channel. The panel will include all-new reveals, first looks and behind-the-scenes glimpses of all of their major licenses, as well as special guest Gina DeDomenico. I’m sure everything NECA reveals will be amazing, but I’ll be here to wish Toony Terrors Cartoon Beetlejuice, please and thank you.
In addition to (what was supposed to be) San Diego Comic-Con reveals this week, The toy initiate organizes its own virtual event called Sweet Suite at Home. While this event is aimed at members of the press, there is news that everyone can enjoy – new toys are coming! With virtual booths from Jazwares, Bandai, Mattel, LEGO, JAKKS Pacific, Hasbro, MGA, Moose Toys, Schleich, and more, you know there will be some amazing toy announcements (and maybe new items soon). Christmas?) these big companies.
We’ve reached the end, my toy-loving friends, but we have one final surprise for Los Angeles-based toy collectors looking for an in-person event to try and get all of those Grail items. It’s Robo Toy Fest, LA’s premier toy fair for die-hard nostalgic toys. As the name suggests, the show is primarily dedicated to Transformers, Japanese robots, GI Joe, He-Man, Robotech, and other ’80s fandoms. The event will take place on Sunday, August 8th. at the Pasadena Convention Center. Special guests include guest of honor Flint Dille, Dan Gilvezan, François Chau, Keone Young, Barbara Goodson (the voice of Rita Repulsa!), Kerrigan Mahan (the voice of Goldar!), Jason Marnocha, Frank Todaro, Jon Bailey (aka the Epic Voice Guy, aka the Voice of Honest Trailers), Kurt Carley, IDW artist Jamie Sullivan, Rikki Simons, Tavisha Wolfgarth-Simons, Dian Bachar and Brian Stevenson. Tickets are available now on the Robo Toy Fest website. Good hunt!