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Author Topic: It's almost Toy Fair time!  (Read 4857 times)

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Offline Wardah

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It's almost Toy Fair time!
« on: January 18, 2018, 12:19:44 AM »
It's almost Toy Fair season again. The N.Y. Toy Fair is on Feb 17th this year but the UK and Nuremburg Toy Fairs come before that and once in a while will yield leaks. Google says the UK one is Jan 23rd this year and Nuremburg is the 31st.

At this point I'm not sure what to expect. Since EAH isn't dead yet I'm sure there is also more MH on the way but I dunno if Mattel is going to think it's important enough to show at Toy Fair? I really hope so because combing Amazon listings for new dolls is super exhausting since I have to dig through tons of old stuff.
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Re: It's almost Toy Fair time!
« Reply #1 on: January 18, 2018, 05:06:31 AM »
I hope for more MH lines and ladybug toys also.

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Re: It's almost Toy Fair time!
« Reply #2 on: January 18, 2018, 08:54:48 AM »
Iím hoping for pretty much anything. I totally thought EAH was dead but I guess not,
But it also seems like MH is dying a bit so Iím curious to see what theyíll show, if anything at all.
Also wanting to see if weíre getting more DCSHG that donít have molded clothing :p maybe more shibajuku girls? That would be cool to see.

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Re: It's almost Toy Fair time!
« Reply #3 on: January 18, 2018, 01:58:53 PM »
Oh how fun!!

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Re: It's almost Toy Fair time!
« Reply #4 on: January 18, 2018, 03:10:24 PM »
I canít wait to see videos about what itís all about :) I canít go sadly since I am in Nevada far far away from there. SDCC could be a possibility though. I hope they will show howleen there! :)
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Re: It's almost Toy Fair time!
« Reply #5 on: January 18, 2018, 05:46:06 PM »
So our awesome and loved dolls are hanging on by a thread.   If we do see them at a toy fair soon, do we think a) they will show toys we haven't seen yet (sometimes they showcase current products,) b) there will be any new characters, c) will see any of those unreleased minis (uh-hem Clawd, Ghoulia, Electrified, etc), d) have a new type of toy (frightmares, minis), e) collector doll will be revealed?

It would be nice to have all of the above... if I have to pick one from my list I would like another collector doll, those have been pretty solid.  (All but given up on those minis.....)

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Re: It's almost Toy Fair time!
« Reply #6 on: January 18, 2018, 06:02:10 PM »
I hope we see a Mera from DCSHG.

Oh this is in the MH section so uh, maybe a Spectra? Maybe?

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Re: It's almost Toy Fair time!
« Reply #7 on: January 19, 2018, 08:58:23 AM »
I canít wait to see videos about what itís all about :) I canít go sadly since I am in Nevada far far away from there. SDCC could be a possibility though. I hope they will show howleen there! :)

Toy Fair isn't a fan event like a convention; it's a retailer event.  It's the time each year that manufacturers show off their wares to retailers to secure orders.  If a line doesn't generate enough retailer interest, it could likely die before it's ever fully produced.

Over the last two decades, the things shown have become much more visible to the public thanks at first to toy collecting magazines, and later to websites and bloggers, but the average person can't attend Toy Fair. 

I'm most looking forward to seeing if Monster High does anything to try to stop its sales tailspin, or if it seems like they're phasing out the line for now.  And I also hope Hasbro launches a Marvel-based doll line.
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Re: It's almost Toy Fair time!
« Reply #8 on: January 19, 2018, 09:21:47 AM »
I canít wait to see videos about what itís all about :) I canít go sadly since I am in Nevada far far away from there. SDCC could be a possibility though. I hope they will show howleen there! :)

Over the last two decades, the things shown have become much more visible to the public thanks at first to toy collecting magazines, and later to websites and bloggers, but the average person can't attend Toy Fair. 

This.  The only folks outside of the toy industry who get to attend are toy reviewers who get invited.


I'm not expecting much in the way of EAH or MH personally.  I'll be pleasantly surprised if either line makes an appearance at the fair.

I'm hoping to see new stuff from FoD and Barbie (I'd like to see those curvy MtM dolls and more IP-based fashion packs).
And yeah, if Hasbro announces a Marvel doll line in the vein of FoD, that would be awesome.

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Re: It's almost Toy Fair time!
« Reply #9 on: January 19, 2018, 04:17:18 PM »
I was surprised to see Equestria Girls dolls returned, since I thought they were abandoned for the minis. Now I want to see if more of them are in the works.

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Re: It's almost Toy Fair time!
« Reply #10 on: January 19, 2018, 05:24:27 PM »
I was surprised to see Equestria Girls dolls returned, since I thought they were abandoned for the minis. Now I want to see if more of them are in the works.

The new ones are so not cute either

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Re: It's almost Toy Fair time!
« Reply #11 on: January 20, 2018, 10:21:29 AM »
Oh!  I also hope Mattel has the guts to make a WWE Superstars doll of Nia Jax!  That would be amazing.
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Re: It's almost Toy Fair time!
« Reply #12 on: January 21, 2018, 05:05:50 PM »
You know even of they are still releasing new dolls as a merch brand it seems MH is still dead. The only thing I still see are clothes.
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Re: It's almost Toy Fair time!
« Reply #13 on: January 22, 2018, 06:32:42 AM »
I'm more excited for Funko reveals...no chance we get a Ghoulia, but for every other brand.

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Re: It's almost Toy Fair time!
« Reply #14 on: January 25, 2018, 02:55:21 AM »
Anybody know a blog or something where I could get the latest scoop of Toy Fair? I can't find any reliable source of news!

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Re: It's almost Toy Fair time!
« Reply #15 on: January 25, 2018, 06:23:42 AM »
Anybody know a blog or something where I could get the latest scoop of Toy Fair? I can't find any reliable source of news!

Iíve tried my best to avoid most social media but I got an Instagram so I can stay up-to-date on most toy news. I just follow certain tags and that usually works pretty well

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Re: It's almost Toy Fair time!
« Reply #16 on: January 25, 2018, 09:00:51 AM »
Probably darth-alienart (? check that spelling) on tumblr, they're usually on the ball.

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Re: It's almost Toy Fair time!
« Reply #17 on: January 25, 2018, 10:09:59 AM »
Probably darth-alienart (? check that spelling) on tumblr, they're usually on the ball.

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Re: It's almost Toy Fair time!
« Reply #18 on: February 14, 2018, 02:21:12 PM »
Is there any place we can see pics of the toys presented on the event?

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Re: It's almost Toy Fair time!
« Reply #19 on: February 15, 2018, 02:22:51 AM »
There will be plenty of YouTube vids uploaded once the fair begins.
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