With 'Guardians of the Galaxy' set to launch the Marvel Cinematic Universe into space and beyond, the toy companies are responding appropriately. After all, you can't introduce the cosmic side of the Marvel world to mainstream audiences without throwing the real nerds a bone ... and by bone, we mean cool exclusive action figures that can only be picked up at Comic-Con 2014.
Hasbro invited press to its 2014 Entertainment Brand Preview for the American International Toy Fair in New York City this weekend, during which time the brand debuted all its toy lines hitting shelves this coming year.
Among the offerings were 'Transformers 4,' 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2,' 'Captain America 2' and the animated 'Star Wars Rebels' TV series. We were on hand to snap a ton of pics, and while we already detailed the coming merchandise and promo art for Marvel's 'Guardians of the Galaxy,' here are some of the other toys we're excited about.
Marvel's ambitious undertaking, the "superhero space opera" 'Guardians of the Galaxy,' will release its first trailer this coming week, and you'll all finally see what we've been raving about since Comic-Con. But before the footage drops online, we were at attendance at Hasbro's 2014 Entertainment Brand Preview during the American International Toy Fair, which showcased the upcoming toy lines for 'Guardians of the Galaxy,' promo art and first looks at new characters.
Ahead of this weekend's American International Toy Fair in NYC, where toy companies will preview their upcoming lines for the press (and we'll be sure to report on the latest happenings), Hasbro unveiled the first official look at the 'Guardians of the Galaxy' action figures from their Marvel Legends Infinite Series.
We live in a world where every single video game, old TV show, cartoon and even toy line has become ripe for cinematic adaptation, and now card games are entering the fray. 'Magic: The Gathering' is one of the most popular card games ever made, so it's not surprising that 20th Century Fox is now working to bring it to the big screen on a scale that's already being compared to 'Lord of the Rings.'
If you've ever watched 'Transformers' back in the day, you probably remember the rambunctious Decepticon named Starscream. This robot of the skies always wanted to wrestle command of the Decepticons away from Megatron, but was almost always foiled, usually by his own doing. Today we honor him and his be-smirked face as the Cosplay of the Day!
Whether you love 'My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic' or hate it, you've got to admit that the show about the BFF ponies has a lot of passionate fans. It's a good thing that a few of them put their passion and energy into crafting some amazing cosplay, modeled after their favorite equine characters.
Hasbro's 2013 Fan Media Day at the American International Toy Fair offered first looks at some of the upcoming toy lines for movies like 'Star Wars,' 'Iron Man 3,' 'Thor: The Dark World,' 'Star Trek Into Darkness' and 'G.I. Joe: Retaliation' to name a few. Just to give you a little taste of what to expect from the coming year (and even into next), we compiled a photo gallery of everything we got to see.
Movie toy lines have a nasty habit of revealing too much information about the movies on which they're based. Either that, or we all just read too much into them. Regardless, it's become common place for die-hard fans to draw their own conclusions, which is what we did when Hasbro's 2013 Toy Fair presented it's 'Star Trek Into Darkness' Kre-O toys. So what potential spoilers were picked up?
'Thor: The Dark World' will soon be upon us, hitting theaters November 8, 2013, and so will Marvel's accompanying toy line. We got the chance to attend Hasbro's Fan Media Day during the 2013 American International Toy Fair, which showed off the new 'Thor 2' action figures and gadgets.
Previous toy releases, like most recently with the 'Iron Man 3' LEGO sets, have teased potential spoilers from their corresponding movies, so what hidden 'Thor: The Dark World' gems might be hidden in this new toy crop?