Playmates did a thorough job of building its "World of Springfield" toy line to include scores of regular cast members from The Simpsons from 1999 to 2004, but one potential aspect of the line went unfulfilled for years... until now. Just in time for the show's 25th anniversary, fans will be able to collect action figures of The Simpsons celebrity guest stars in their four-fingered Matt Groening-style glory.
Considering how impressive its Figma and Nendoroid action figures have been over the past several years, I was surprised to hear that Toy Fair 2014 was Good Smile Company's first year at the show with a proper booth. The booth certainly didn't show the toymaker's freshman status, and was full of recent hits like GSC's popular Samus from Metroid Figma and Sonic the Hedgehog Nendoroid, plus a few all new reveals. Get a load of Ghost in the Shell's Major Motoko Kusanagi Figma, The Legend of Zelda: The Windwaker Link Nendoroid, a massive titan statue from Attack on Titan, and more after the jump.
DC Collectibles revealed so many of its upcoming action figures, statues, games and other items during Toy Fair 2014 that it may have seemed like its solicitations schedule for the coming months would yield few -- if any -- surprises. Fortunately for curious fans, May's calendar still has plenty of new toys to check out including a New 52 style Orion figure and a whole lot of Earth 2 characters. You can see everything that's shipping in August after the cut.
DC Collectibles debuted official product images of its Toy Fair 2014 lineup a few days back, but there's still nothing quite like seeing the freshest prototypes and finished action figures, status and other items in the wild. You've already seen the proper product breakdown, so let's get straight to the photos, shall we? Check out much of what was on display at the DC Collectibles booth this year, after the jump.
Saban's localization of Toei's Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger, Power Rangers Super Megaforce, finally kicked off on Nickelodeon this past weekend, and Bandai was celebrating the premiere in a big way at Toy Fair 2014. The core component of the line, of course, is Ranger Keys -- the tiny totems of every Power Ranger's abilities that the Super Megaforce crew use to transform into any Ranger from history -- but the team's default pirate-themed gear was also prominently displayed. Classic Mighty Morphin reissues were also on display, including the Legendary Dragonzord and Titanus the Carrierzord. You can see all of the upcoming action figures, Zords, roleplay/costume toys and of course Ranger Keys, after the cut.
I wasn't expecting to see much past new Power Rangers toys when I visited Bandai America's booth at Toy Fair 2014, but I was straight up stoked when I rounded a corner to see its upcoming line of Banda Japan-designed SprüKits. What are SprüKits? Try all-new action figure model kits of Superman, Batman, Joker, Halo soldiers and more -- all available in several scales of size and complexity. Additionally, the SprüKits line is being used to import Bandai Japan's existing Danball Senki LBX figure kits.
Good news for fans of Kenner's legendary 1980s DC Comics action figures: Mattel is concluding the DC Universe Classics line with a fun Super Powers homage. This week at Toy Fair 2014, MattyCollector announced that it will be releasing a special DC Universe Super Powers figures this fall, reissuing figures from its 6" tall Four Horsemen-sculpted DC Universe line with some modifications and new colorways in Kenner's bright comic book-style spirit. But that's not all Mattel revealed at Toy Fair -- fans also got a look at Firestorm from the 5.25" tall Total Justice line and new info about a 7-pack of 4" Batman figures.
Kidrobot made good on its Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles teasers in a big way this weekend at Toy Fair 2014 with a bodacious display of its three classes of upcoming vinyl figures. Rather than basing the toys off of the new Nickelodeon CG animated series or this summer's live action TMNT film, Kidrobot's toys are callbacks to the late 1980s and early '90s action figure designs popularized by Playmates and the 1987-1996 cartoon. The colors are bright, the sculpts are slick-yet-silly and the packaging is plainly radical.
Magic: The Gathering Planeswalkers Jace Beleren, Garruk Wildspeaker, Chandra Nalaar, Liliana Vess, Ajani Goldmane and Nissa Revane are jumping from paper cards to plastic toys later this year with a new Legacy Collection action figure line from Funko. Sculpted by Gentle Giant, the roughly 6" tall figures will feature more than 20 points of articulation and come packed with character-appropriate weapons and accessories. Hit the jump to check out the first proper display images of the figures from Toy Fair 2014.