London Toy Fair is usually just a tease for many of the brands and items we’ll see at New York Toy Fair. Photos are rarely allowed, but reports are welcome. Some photos will come from the event, though. We have a bit of a mix of new info and images. Here’s what we have…
• New Doctor Who Toy Photos From Action Figures on Facebook.
• UK Toy Fair Sales Sheets/Ads from NIBMRatchet
• Quick UK Report on LEGO TMNT, Star Wars, Guardians of the Galaxy from Brick Fanatics.
• Detailed LEGO TMNT Report From Bleeding Cool
Read on to read some of the highlights and check out the images.
Report from Brick Fanatics
3 Guardians of the Galaxy sets. 76021, 76019, 76020. Only licensees could see these. Luckily Disney were on a tour behind us and I caught a glimpse of a brick-built Groot and a giant blue and yellow ship. For DC they’re moving the product range due for release in 2015 to 2016 to coincide with the new Batman/Superman film. And inserting a new range in 2015.
Star Wars I saw set 75052 £69.99 New Dewback in olive green. The Advent Calendar will have an Xmas tree droid and Darth Vader Santa. Imperial shuttle and mini tie fighter. Festive fire with a lightsaber holder and lightsaber on the side. 75055 Imperial Star Destroyer comes with a microfig of the Emperor. 50% increase in price over the original and part count is similar. Less of a technic build inside. £119.99
75053 Ghost ship from Rebels will be £69.99, 75054 AT-AT £109.99 similar size to old one but different leg construction. Snow Speeder comes separately.
TMNT movie sets will be Turtle Van Takedown, Big Rig Snow Getaway, Turtle Lair New figs: Leatherhead, Spiderbytez, Kirby Bat, Karai (movie and show versions). Differently styled Turtles in the movie sets, much darker. Splinter has short legs.
Report from Bleeding Cool
There were three movie sets from the Turtles movie: Turtle Van Takedown, Big Rig Snow Escape and The New Turtle Lair. The Turtle movie minifigs were on display and so close to the cartoon themed ones the design differences were obvious. They were certainly darker, literally darker, a darker shade of green and chunkier.
The Splinter figure was chunkier too and had shortened legs to make sure he stands lower than Turtle height. None of them looked too friendly either. You certainly won’t mistake the movie and TV versions of these characters.
I asked a little about and was told some things about the other sets that I didn’t get too good of a look at. One is a motorbike chase with Karai, another is a submarine set and there was also the Turtles’ T-Rocket too, but as far as I could tell, these were tie-ins to the show and not the movie.