Wow. So, I went to Toy Fair. My story is a blog entry in and of itself, but you’re probably not here for pages of witty observation. The saying goes, a picture is worth a thousand words… so let me tell by show.
Some initial pictures!
Now for the bread and butter of this site: Foam shooters and other fun projectile toys!
The Hasbro/Nerf Showroom: New NERF DART TAG, a teaser for the NERF VORTEX line, and Nerf apparel were in the Nerf portion, while I saw everything from RC to BEYBLADES, GI JOE, TRANSFORMERS, STAR WARS and more!)
Prime Time Toys: (POWERSTRIKE 48, QUICKFIRE 12)
Marshmallow Fun Company (MAZOOKA EXECUTIVE MARSHMALLOW SHOOTER)
and an honorable mention to TOOBERS AND ZOTS, while not a foam dart shooter/projectile brand, definitely have a product worth looking into if you have a lot of roleplaying/cosplay elements in your games. They’re a construction set of foam pieces that interlock and wrap around together to make fun shapes like hats and swords and in one case, even wings 🙂
Also, some interesting roleplay/game type stuff at BACKYARD SAFARI/ZILLIONS I took a look there and have some ideas 🙂
RAZOR SCOOTERS (@RAZORUSA) – c’mon, they’re action sport toys. I had a lot of fun with their stuff!
Someone new to me, MOBO CRUISERS. Basically I saw this and went, “OMG OMG A BIG WHEEL FOR ADULTS”
MOAR TOYS/ACTION FIGURES AND ASSORTED GEEKERY! MOAR MOAR MOAR!
LEGO (PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN HARRY POTTER PHARAOH’S QUEST HERO FACTORY NINJAGO):
BANDAI (OMG BEN 10 POWER RANGERS AND THUNDERCATS)
DC COMICS (Figures! BATMAN SUPERMAN WONDER WOMAN GREEN LANTERN OMGOMGOMG)
SHOCKER TOYS (TICK ANIME ONE PIECE AWESOMESAUCE)
I have a soft spot in my heart for seeing “The Maxx”
NECA TOYS (GREMLINS FRIDAY THE 13TH NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET FREDDY IGGY POP PREDATOR)
GAMEHEADS (LEFT 4 DEAD PORTAL HALFLIFE(?) TEAM FORTRESS)
PANACHE PLACE (CRYSIS 2)
TECHNO SOURCE (TETRIS LINK, 20 Q)
GUND (soft plushie toys, awesome watch for their GRIDIRON FANATIC)
OHIO ART (AIR PICKS – seriously these things are pretty cool)