Friday, February 15, 2013

New York Toy Fair: Day 3, Part 3: Moose and others

Wow, Almost forgot to do these. I also realized I forgot to mention the 20th anniversary Classic Megazord relaunch built in a style that works with the Zordbuilder system! Anyway, here is more from Day 3.

Day 3 started at the Moose room tucked away on the 2nd floor. I got a look at the new Trash Pack. Series four will be sold in large, rectangular dump bins and wave 5 will be in toilets!

 New and improved Trashies on wheels! Thanks to the plastic undercarriage, I doubt these would survive being run over by my truck the way regular Trashies do.

I was also introduced to new "UFT" or "Ultimate Fighting Trashies" which is...

Eeyup, a Ninjago clone. There was a startling amount of Ninjago clones this year: Hasbro has one(Tied to Shogun Steel), Mattel has one(For Max Steel), Mega Brands has one(For Skylanders), Bandai sort of has one(For Pac-Man (?!)). Sheesh.

Along with Micro Chargers that light up (but couldn't be photographed), there was this one, the Uggly. "Ugglys" are Pug dogs in severe gastrointestinal distress that make different gassy sounds depending on how they are held. Not as disturbing as something I found later called "Badonka-Donkey", but still pretty gross.

 Stepping outside the Moose booth, we have some new construction models from the foam-company Bloco. They recently introduced a lower price point with creatures like Dragon Darko and a Minotaur. They also had a Wind Dragon, an Orc, a Centaur, and Dinosaurs! Good, since their regular animal kits tend to warm shelves.

At last, K'nex put out a Princess Peach figure! I've been waiting for this one. There is also a Daisy figure! The new Mario Kart 7 carts are battery-powered and still work with the Mario Kart Wii tracks for continuous motion! There is also a roller-coaster that operates more like a hot-wheels track with a booster engine, a return to form with more classic building sets, and a relaunch of Tinker Toys in plastic. Judging by how my talk has gone, I'll be having a K'Nex review really soon!

 I decided to check out a company called "Fairy Dust" which had made the highlight reel last year. "Fairy Dust" provides stations where one can mix their own soap products and add glitter and other stuff, such as this multi-layered body wash bottle. There was also a setup for boys with sludgy-looking soap and a display called "Sugar Scrub Sundae" which looked like Ice-Cream. They had some fun stories of people trying to eat it(Only adults did, not children)

Astro Jax! A sort of juggling toy involving three weights on a string that do Yo-yo-ish stunts.
 These are the Ninja Cards you see me holding in the first post of Day 3; credit-card based cards that stick to a foam target like Shurikens.

 Speaking of Cards, not too far away was a booth for "Skallops", which are little wooden discs with notches in them for playing cards so you can make stuff like a hause of cards that stays together and a hat! Sadly, the Ninja Cards were too thick, so I can't makea replacement ninja hat for my lucky headband :(

And finally Sidekix, little critters with magnetic paws who could be tucked into a little ball form to be hung on a backpack or other accoutrement. 

That's all for Day 3! I'll post the Day 4 pics where we face-down an old foe soon enough!

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