New York Toy Fair has come and gone, leaving us with even more fancy bits of plastic to get excited over in the coming months. Missed out on our coverage? Here's everything Gizmodo saw from the show this year!
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Toy Fair is upon us once more, which means it's time to be hit with a deluge of cool new toys that will be tempting our wallets in the near future. Here's what's coming from Hasbro when it comes to Marvel, from Ant-Man & The Wasp to a Marvel movie anniversary celebration, to, yes... lots more Deadpool. So much Deadpool.
Predicting the future is near impossible -- but that doesn‘t stop us all from having a red hot go. Human beings have been predicting the future since the beginning of history and the results range from the hilarious to the downright uncanny.
One thing all future predictions have in common: they‘re rooted in our current understanding of how the world works. It‘s difficult to escape that mindset. We have no idea how technology will evolve, so our ideas are connected to the technology of today.
This isn't Lego's first attempt at miniaturising Harry Potter's Hogwarts Castle (it's at least the sixth) and at 878-pieces it's not the largest version either. But somehow the new Hogwarts Great Hall set stands several Hagrids above all the previous versions by recreating, in wonderful detail, one of the franchise's best set-pieces.
The Transformers have been reborn again and again since the toys first hit America in 1984, including appearances in several animated series. But if you grew up with the original toys, and were left confused and disappointed when Optimus Prime was turned into a gorilla, the toys from the latest series, Transformers Cyberverse, will definitely appeal to your nostalgic side.
Jurassic Park didn't exactly tone down its violence and make its dino-stars seem like friendly petting zoo fodder, but that didn't stop a part of me from fantasizing about one day riding a velociraptor like a mighty stallion. A fantasy that, thanks to Fisher-Price, can now be a reality for kids with this Power Wheels Dino Racer.
There is a new Star Wars movie just months away, which means, it's time for new Star Wars merchandise. Oh, who am I kidding? It's very clearly always the time for new Star Wars merchandise. Here's the latest from The Last Jedi, Solo, and all the other Star Wars goodness Hasbro showed at Toy Fair this year.
It's probably greedy to stop and wonder what could make a movie like Jurassic Park - which made over a billion dollars at the box office - even more profitable. But then Hot Wheels went and revealed a new line of half-truck-half-dinosaur character cars for Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, and suddenly a whole new avenue of sequel potential has been born.
Working in a similar fashion to 3D-printing pens, but without the futile exasperation of actually trying to make 3D objects, Crayola's new Crayon Melter turns colourful sticks of wax into a thick, goopy, ink that lets kids write on almost any surface imaginable. Can you hear the sound of parents crying in the distance?
Last November, Hasbro announced a new deal with Paramount to create a range of movies based on its toy properties. On top of that, the deal will see the further expansion of the Transformers movie universe, starting with this year's Bumblebee spinoff. But after that, the future of the Transformers saga could be in for some major changes.
The self-balancing technology that powered the overhyped disappointment that was the Segway is finally living up to its full potential with Hexbug's new VEX Battling Boxing Robots line. You can not only build a pair of robo-pugilists that ride around on hoverboards, you can also fight them using motion controls to knock your opponent's head clean off.
It's all but impossible to reach the end of the Harry Potter books or movies without secretly pining for a wand of your own, but it's probably best for humanity that we aren't all flailing magical sticks around. The next best thing would be JAKKS Pacific's new interactive Wizard Training Wands that make it feel like you're learning to cast spells, without wreaking havoc on Muggles.
A new Star Wars film is rapidly approaching us - which means that a whole wave of toys and merchandise is approaching us even faster, ready to bring all the characters and moments of Solo: A Star Wars Story into plastic things you can buy. Ahead of New York Toy Fair later this week, we've got a special first look at just a few out-of-this-world figures.
With Rocket League having already arrived on the Nintendo Switch, Psyonix and Mattel have teamed up to create the second most portable version of the game. The Hot Wheels Rocket League RC Rivals set brings Rocket League into the real world with a pair of tiny RC cars you use to knock a giant ball into your opponent's net.
In New York next month the toymakers of the world will be showing off everything the kids in your life will be begging you for later this year. But ahead of Toy Fair 2018, Nerf has given us a sneak peek at a couple of new blasters it's introducing, including one that helps solve the most annoying part of waging a dart battle - having to stop to reload.
The first wave of Playmobil's Ghostbusters was an all-encompassing effort that transformed nearly every last character and vehicle into a wonderful line of toys. As a follow-up, the German toymaker is now turning to the film's sequel, Ghostbusters II, for a new series of figures that use your smartphone to help bring ghosts to life.