Posts Tagged ‘Toy’


May20

LEGOLAND Hotel opens in Florida

2015 at 12:55 pm by admin | Comments Off

ArticleLEGOHotel1

LEGOLAND Florida has just opened the doors of a brand new LEGO-themed hotel to its visitors! The LEGOLAND Hotel, which opened on May 15th, stands as the largest and one of the only LEGO-themed hotels in the world, and offers plenty of attractions and unique services for fans hoping to spend a night with their favorite building block toy. The hotel hosts 152 rooms, divided into Adventure, Kingdom, Pirates, and LEGO Friends themes, with every room featuring iconic LEGO themes, decals, and pieces in all of its furniture.

ArticleLEGOHotel2

To keep children and adults of all ages engaged, the rooms include their own building LEGO sets for families to enjoy on downtime, as well as scavenger hunts throughout the site that unlock unique treasure chests filled with goodies. Including a fully functional LEGO restaurant and swimming pool, the hotel will also host regular LEGO workshops and events, making it a must-see locations for any fans visiting LEGOLAND Florida this summer!

ArticleLEGOHotel3

May15

Artists recreate Millennium Falcon in LEGO

2015 at 12:28 pm by admin | Comments Off

ArticleLEGOFalcon1

A team of Singapore-based artists called Titans Creations have unveiled their to-scale replica of Star Wars’ Millennium Falcon spacecraft in honor of this year “May the 4th” event. Unlike the traditional LEGO Millennium Falcon sets released by the company for retail release, Titans Creations’ version strives to stay as true to the source material as possible, while keeping the craft in-scale with the LEGO figurines. That means that the Falcon is giant, measuring in at over 3 and a half feet long and including over 10,000 LEGO bricks, and recreates all the rooms and hallways of the ship seen in the beloved movie franchise.

ArticleLEGOFalcon3

The Millennium Falcon was constructed without a roof so that all the inner details can be seen in detail, and includes 24 LEDs for the ship’s cockpit, engines, hyperdrive, hallways, and more. Putting even the official $500 limited edition LEGO Star Wars Millennium Falcon set to shame, this custom build is really a sight to behold for fans of LEGO and the Star Wars franchise.

May05

Batman Returns figure from Hot Toys

2015 at 02:01 pm by admin | Comments Off

ArticleBatmanHotToy1

Figure and collectible company Hot Toys has announced the newest entry in its growing line of Batman 1/6th scale figures: the Batman design from 1992’s “Batman Returns” film! With Michael Keaton representing the Caped Crusader in Tim Burton’s classic Batman film, the figure strives to preserve his unique Batman characterization through impressive life-like sculpting and articulation. True to life, the figure cannot move its head, emulating the real costume’s hard cowl preventing movement, but instead offers a number of faceplates to recreate different emotions, and even comes with posable eyes! The figure itself will come with a variety of accessories, including swappable hands, Batarangs, grappling hook, swappable hands, and a unique stand.

ArticleBatmanHotToy2

Along with the new Batman figure, Hot Toys is releasing a two-pack, featuring Batman as well as Michael Keaton’s Bruce Wayne in dinner attire! This figure features a unique sculpt of the Batman’s unmasked head, which can be used with the Batman figure to emulate his iconic unmasking from the film. While no price or release date has been set for either the standalone Batman figure or the two-pack, Hot Toys has announced that the figures will release later this year.

May05

Disney-themed May 4th merchandise released

2015 at 12:51 pm by admin | Comments Off

ArticleStarWarsDisney1

With the new Star Wars film releasing this December, Disney is making this year’s May 4th Star War celebrations bigger than ever with the release of a new line of collectible merchandise! Releasing at Disneyland Resort in California and Walt Disney World in Florida, the merchandise included limited edition T-shirts and pins, featuring Mickey Mouse as a Jedi and Goofy as Darth Vader, as well as an exclusive plush Ewok.

ArticleStarWarsDisney2

Disney World also debuted its own set of exclusive releases along these pieces, releasing water bottles with the Star Wars-themed Mickey and Goofy, along with Disney MagicBands designed with comic-styled pop art of Luke Skywalker in this pilot and Stormtrooper outfit. Other merchandise includes a limited edition set of SMS Audio headphones decorated in Star Wars themes, and Darth Vader shirts available exclusively through DisneyStore’s online shop. This cool new merchandise is only available at a select few Disney locations, so make sure to make the trip for this awesome swag, or keep your eyes open for releases in more locations!

ArticleStarWarsDisney3

Apr29

Jakks Pacific announces retro Nintendo plush

2015 at 11:23 am by admin | Comments Off

ArticleNintendoPlush

Toy manufacturing and distributing company Jakks Pacific has been pleasing video game fans of all ages with its World of Nintendo line of figures since early 2014. Featuring classic Nintendo franchises like Mario, Zelda, Donkey Kong, Metroid, and more, Jakks will now delve into retro gaming territory with the newly announced line of World of Nintendo plushes! These plushes will feature iconic Nintendo characters in classic 8-bit pixel style, and will debut with plush representations of Mario, Luigi, and Link in sprite form. The plushes are currently available for pre-order now, with a scheduled release date of July 2015. Any fan of classic Nintendo won’t want to miss out on these unique and adorable plush figures!

Feb06

Android Mini Series 05 at TOMODACHI

2015 at 03:20 pm by admin | Comments Off

ArticleAndroid05

2015 has brought Android fans a new surprise with the release of the 5th Android Mini Collectible blind box series! The previous series released in late 2013, and the newest series doesn’t disappoint, bringing 16 new designs from artists like Andrew Bell, Jon Paul Kaiser, Devilrobots, and more. Android fans will be glad to hear that this brand-new set of 3″ Android collectibles is available now at TOMODACHI! Check out either of our in-store locations at the Rosedale Shopping Center or the Mall of America to get your hands on some cool new Android merchandise!

Jan26

Mystery hijinks with new LEGO Scooby-Doo

2015 at 02:03 pm by admin | Comments Off

ArticleLEGOScoobyDoo1

LEGO has announced a new collaboration with the classic Scooby-Doo franchise, and has release information on several upcoming projects with the iconic pooch and pals. Among these are the new Scooby-themed LEGO sets, featuring the the gang and the Mystery Machine, along with a variety of spooky monsters and creepy locales. These new LEGO sets are scheduled to release in August 2015, and will come in a variety of sizes and prices. On top of that, LEGO has also announced a brand new TV special with LEGO Scooby-Doo at the forefront! This short will be the first in a series of LEGO Scooby-Doo animated movies currently in production, and will release sometime in 2015. Look forward to more news on these Scooby-Doo sets and films later this year!

ArticleLEGOScoobyDoo2

Jan23

Mega Man X figure by TruForce

2015 at 11:30 am by admin | Comments Off

AticleMegaManX1

TruForce Collectibles, a new toy creating division created by Bluefin Distribution, has announced their first retail release with the new Mega Man X figure! This design of the new figure is based off of an April Fool’s artwork distributed by Capcom in 2014, and since then fans have demanded for the design to appear in some medium. TruForce hopes to realize that dream with this new figure, which will stand at 6″ tall and feature a wide range of articulation and diecast pieces in X’s chest and legs. The figure will also come with an alternate face plate, swappable hands, and even an LED in the X-Buster!

ArticleMegaManX2

The figure is currently undergoing funding on Kickstarter, seen here, and is offering special prizes to fans who help pitch in to make this toy a reality for fans all over the world. These prizes include exclusive shirts and poster prints, special effects pieces for the X-Buster, and even a Kickstarter-exclusive color variant, the grey and orange “Test-Color X” colorway! With over $40,000 of its $200,000 goal reached in under two days, fans can hope to have this awesome new Mega Man figure for themselves by summer 2015.

ArticleMegaManX3

Jan13

Hot Toys marches out Imperial-themed Star Wars figures

2015 at 02:14 pm by admin | Comments Off

ArticleStarWarsHotToys1

Since the announcement of Hot Toys’ 1/6th scale Star Wars line of figures at last year’s San Diego Comic Con, along with the reveal of the first two figures in the line, Han Solo and Chewbacca, toy fans around the world have been excited to see what the Hong Kong based collectible company will release next. Not ones to disappoint, Hot Toys helped celebrate the new year with the announcement of the latest figure in the 1/6th Star Wars line: Darth Vader himself!

ArticleStarWarsHotToys2

Originally teased in December 2014, the Darth Vader figure was officially revealed earlier this month, and will feature a number of unique features and accessories. For example, Vader will come with a specially crafted sound effect function that will replicate the Sith Lord’s iconic breathing sound, as well as his red lightsaber with LED-lighted functionality! The figure, which will stand at nearly 14″ tall, will also come with alternate hands, an Interrogator Droid from A New Hope, as well as a special stand made to resemble the halls of the Death Star.

ArticleStarWarsHotToys3

Also joining the lineup is the new 1/4th scale figure of Boba Fett! Revealed in late December, Boba Fett will stand at an impressive 18″ tall, and comes with swappable hands, screen-accurate cloth details and armor damage, and a multitude of weaponry and accessories, including a stand designed after Jabba the Hutt’s barge. Both figures will be made available later this year, giving Star Wars fans a chance to get excited for Episode VII: The Force Awakens in December!

Jan09

LEGO Movie creators reveal process behind brick-based animation

2015 at 05:30 pm by admin | Comments Off

ArticleLEGOMovie

With the movie becoming a worldwide hit, and a sequel already in production, The LEGO Movie has become one of the most critically acclaimed animated films of the past few years. The film, which has the look and feel of a stop motion film using real LEGO bricks, is actually entirely developed in CGI, thanks to a variety of creative tricks and a lot of work from the animators. In order to highlight the amount of detail and care placed into every single shot of the movie, Warner Bros. has recently uploaded a short featurette to their YouTube channel titled “Creating the Bricks”. In this 4-minute special, the team behind The LEGO Movie gives a quick look into how the film’s brick-based cinematography was put together, from effects to set pieces. You can see this special for yourself in the video below, and stay tuned for more news on The LEGO Movie sequel!

Page 3 of 5«12345»