Main
Features
 FOTD
 Toy Fair 2017
 SDCC 2016
 Toy Fair 2016
 SDCC 2015
 Toy Fair 2015
 SDCC 2014
 C2E2 2014
 Toy Fair 2014
 SDCC 2013
 C2E2 2013
 Toy Fair 2013
 SDCC 2012
 C2E2 2012
 Toy Fair 2012
 NYCC 2011
 SDCC 2011
 Toy Fair 2011
Archives
 Books
 DVD
 Music
 Statues
 Prop Replicas
 Toys
 Video Games
Credits
Contact



Favorite Links:
16bit Twitter
ASM
Awesome Toy Blog
Battle Beasts
Battlegrip.com
Doomkick
EE Podcast
Galactic Hunter
Glyos News
Imaginext News
It'sAllTrue.net
MinifiguresXD
OSM News
Parry Game Preserve
Poe Ghostal
Shortpacked
Toyfinity

New York's American International Toy Fair February 18, 2011


ThunderCats, Hoooooo! A big player in boy's toys for ages, BanDai USA has brought us quite a few great lines-- some are more kid-driven than others. This year it seems Power Rangers is getting a relaunch with some great aquatic life-based Zords and a fantastic update of Rita Repulsa complete with giant cone turbo breasts for reasons I am not entirely sure. But it's funny to see in person for the first time.

The popular Ben 10 line continues, although I'm unfamiliar with it. New roleplay toys including Omnitrix upgrades and a line of vehicles and action figures (Ben is old enough to drive now), plus there's a great line of roto vinyl figures packed out on trays so you can basically fondle them at retail.

The most exciting license is ThunderCats, which mixes classic and new stuff. Only two classic figures are slated for all of 2011, and those are Lion-O and Tygra. These are 8-inch scale, and when asked about a smaller line for collectors BanDai representatives said "no plans," and to paraphrase them they said they wanted the size to be similar to the original LJN figures.

A large series of new toys in both a smaller and larger scale are coming, each with different attributes. It seems the 4-inch figures will probably be the ones to watch, and we got a glimpse at new vehicles and of course Snarf in addition to action feature-packed figures and a playset. Some of the vehicles are modular, meaning you can pop off a small chunk of the Thunder Tank and replace it with a smaller basic-sized vehicle through magnets or tabs or something or other. These are meant to be played with, which is a nice thing to see. A new animated series will follow later this year and while voice casting isn't done yet, it's no secret that Larry Kenny (the original voice of Lion-O) is still active in the voiceover business and even did voices on Family Guy. So here's hoping he's back!

--Adam Pawlus

Additional Images

Toy Fair 2011 - BanDai USA - Toys and Action Figures Toy Fair 2011 - BanDai USA - Toys and Action Figures
Toy Fair 2011 - BanDai USA - Toys and Action Figures Toy Fair 2011 - BanDai USA - Toys and Action Figures
Toy Fair 2011 - BanDai USA - Toys and Action Figures Toy Fair 2011 - BanDai USA - Toys and Action Figures
Toy Fair 2011 - BanDai USA - Toys and Action Figures Toy Fair 2011 - BanDai USA - Toys and Action Figures
Toy Fair 2011 - BanDai USA - Toys and Action Figures Toy Fair 2011 - BanDai USA - Toys and Action Figures
Toy Fair 2011 - BanDai USA - Toys and Action Figures Toy Fair 2011 - BanDai USA - Toys and Action Figures
Toy Fair 2011 - BanDai USA - Toys and Action Figures Toy Fair 2011 - BanDai USA - Toys and Action Figures
Toy Fair 2011 - BanDai USA - Toys and Action Figures Toy Fair 2011 - BanDai USA - Toys and Action Figures
Toy Fair 2011 - BanDai USA - Toys and Action Figures Toy Fair 2011 - BanDai USA - Toys and Action Figures
Toy Fair 2011 - BanDai USA - Toys and Action Figures Toy Fair 2011 - BanDai USA - Toys and Action Figures
Toy Fair 2011 - BanDai USA - Toys and Action Figures Toy Fair 2011 - BanDai USA - Toys and Action Figures
Toy Fair 2011 - BanDai USA - Toys and Action Figures Toy Fair 2011 - BanDai USA - Toys and Action Figures
Toy Fair 2011 - BanDai USA - Toys and Action Figures Toy Fair 2011 - BanDai USA - Toys and Action Figures
Toy Fair 2011 - BanDai USA - Toys and Action Figures Toy Fair 2011 - BanDai USA - Toys and Action Figures
Toy Fair 2011 - BanDai USA - Toys and Action Figures Toy Fair 2011 - BanDai USA - Toys and Action Figures
Toy Fair 2011 - BanDai USA - Toys and Action Figures Toy Fair 2011 - BanDai USA - Toys and Action Figures
Toy Fair 2011 - BanDai USA - Toys and Action Figures Toy Fair 2011 - BanDai USA - Toys and Action Figures
Toy Fair 2011 - BanDai USA - Toys and Action Figures Toy Fair 2011 - BanDai USA - Toys and Action Figures
Toy Fair 2011 - BanDai USA - Toys and Action Figures Toy Fair 2011 - BanDai USA - Toys and Action Figures
Toy Fair 2011 - BanDai USA - Toys and Action Figures Toy Fair 2011 - BanDai USA - Toys and Action Figures

HTML Comment Box is loading comments...

Around the Show
 Nintendo capsules, Spy vs. Spy costumes, BanDai imports, more

BanDai USA
 ThunderCats, Ben 10, Power Rangers

Bif Bang Pow!
 Doctor Who, Venture Bros., Twilight Zone, Beastly, etc.

DC Direct
 DC and Starcraft

Diamond
 Diamond Distribution
 Diamond Select

Funko
 DC, Marvel, Ramones, Elvis, Public Enemy, Star Wars, Lord of the Rings

Global Holdings
 Super Mario and Nintendo plush and figures

Hasbro
 Captain America
 Easy-Bake
 Furreal Friends
 Furry Frenzies
 Games
 G.I. Joe
 Iron Man
 Littlest Pet Shop
 Marvel Universe
 My Little Pony
 Playskool Star Wars, Marvel, and Transformers
 Spider-Man
 Star Wars
 Thor
 Transformers Dark of the Moon
 Transformers Prime
 Everything Else

Jakks Pacific
 Pirates of the Caribbean
 Pokemon
 Smurfs
 TNA Wrestling
 UFC Ultimate Fighting
 Everything Else

Jazwares
 Robot Chicken, Sonic the Hedgehog, Street Fighter, Star Wars

LEGO
 Alien Conquest
 Atlantis
 Cars (Pixar)
 City
 Creator
 Duplo
 Games
 Harry Potter
 Hero Factory
 Kingdoms
 Minifigures
 Ninjago
 Pharaoh's Quest
 Pirates of the Caribbean
 Spongebob Squarepants
 Star Wars
 Technic
 Licensed items

Knucklebonz
 Labyrinth, Dark Crystal, Yellow Submarine, Ozzy Osbourne, Neil Peart of Rush Statues

Mezco Toyz
 DC Vinyl, ThunderCats, Living Dead Dolls, South Park, Green Lantern

McFarlane Toys
 Walking Dead, Halo, NFL, NHL, NBA, MLB

NECA
 Iggy Pop, Terminator, BioShock, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Gremlins, Iron Maiden

Playmobil
 Playmobil Blind Bagged Figures, Christmas, Top Agents, etc.

PPW
 KISS, Star Trek, Wizard of Oz, and Three Stooges Mr. Potato Heads

Square-Enix
 Final Fantasy, Halo, Metal Gear Solid, Street Fighter, Bleach

Underground Toys
 Doctor Who, Star Wars, Top Gear, Ghostbusters, LittleBigPlanet

16bit.com is best not viewed in Apple's Safari browser, we don't know why. All material on this site copyright their respective copyright holders. All materials appear hear for informative and entertainment purposes. 16bit.com is not to be held responsible for anything, ever. Photos taken by the 16bit.com staff. Site design, graphics, writing, and whatnot credited on the credits page. Be cool-- don't steal.
We know where you live and we'll break your friggin' legs.