Every February, toy makers descended on New York for the annual Toy Fair event, giving us a taste of all the goodies that will inevitably have us emptying our wallets over the next year or so. As usual, Gizmodo descended right there with them. Here's all our coverage, just in case you missed it.
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In March of 2014, Sony announced it would stop supporting its impressive line of AIBO robot dogs, leaving many owners heartbroken. Countless toy companies have tried to create similarly capable robot pets since AIBO's demise, but they have all been a disappointment -- until now. Despite being a Star Wars toy, Spin Master's new life-size BB-8 might just be the zero-maintenance pet you've always wanted.
The very first Star Wars movie turns 40 in 2017 -- as are, practically, the toys that have long been intertwined with the franchise. To celebrate 40 years in the galaxy far, far away, Hasbro is breaking out the weaponised nostalgia with an homage to the classic Kenner era of Star Wars toys.
Hasbro revealed a ton of new Marvel toys at Toy Fair this year -- covering everything from the Marvel Cinematic Universe, to comic book favourites. The thing I might be most excited by however is this A-Force six pack, but with both Monica Rambeau and Elsa Bloodstone, it might as well be the Nextwave figure set of my dreams.
Pirates of the Caribbean 5's Super Bowl trailer gave us a look at an amazing ghost ship in the film, captained by Jack's new rival, the undead Captain Salazar. Now, Lego has revealed it's turning the Salazar's ghost ship into a humongous new model -- one that can open itself up just like the one in the movie, which is totally freaky for a ship.
We've known since San Diego Comic-Con that Kurt Russell is playing Ego the Living Planet, but we haven't actually seen a snippet of him in any of the big trailers we've had for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. So yes, for now, your best look at him will have to be as part of this new action figure two-pack revealed at Toy Fair.
The bad news is that we're not going to get a new Batmobile with the Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice sequel, Justice League. The good news is that Mattel has created a remote control version of Ben Affleck's batride with so many features that it could probably be used as a miniature replica in the film.
At last year's Toy Fair Hasbro made it a lot easier for Marvel fans to live out their superhero fantasies without requiring an Avengers-sized budget. The company's detailed but affordable role-play line is expanding this year with two new accessories for Thor fans, and those who wish they could join the Guardians of the Galaxy.
Simon, the classic four-colour memory game, has managed to remain popular for decades despite countless other electronic distractions at our disposal. But all brands struggle to remain relevant through ever-changing fads, and in a valiant attempt to remain hip, Hasbro is now taking a cue from virtual reality setups like the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive.
First teased back in June of last year, we got our first official photos of some of the new Playmobil Ghostbusters sets a little later in the year in October. But as the toys move closer to finally being available come May of this year, Playmobil is revealing all of the details at the Nuremberg International Toy Fair that gets underway this week. But why wait when we've got everything you need to know right now?