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For the past three years we have made the trip to New York to bring you the best the toy industry has to offer. After pounding the pavement for five days we always sit back with a cup of coffee and try to get an overview of what we have seen. We are all collectors and every year we each have a short list of the toys we would love to take away from Toy Fair if we could.
Toy Fair 2002 Hot Dozen
This year we wanted to let you in on what really caught our collecting eyes. So here we present the Master Collector Online Toy Fair Hot Dozen for 2002. In no particular order...these were our favorites.
G.I. Joe featuring Madamoiselle Marie
Underground Demolition Operation Set
Dreams & Visions is proud to present an all new beautifully appointed limited edition gift set from the series: G.I. Joe Featuring the War Heroes of DC Comics.
Madamoiselle Marie will be packaged in her signature red sweater and beret.
Underground Demolition Operation Gift Set also includes two disguises, a fatigue jumpsuit along with several accessories. Box art by Joe Kubert.
Suggested Retail: $120, Available Fall 2002 in a limited edition of 3500.
The R2-D2 Interactive Astromech Droid
For more than 25 years, one of everyone's favorite characters has been R2-D2, the loveable, feisty and heroic droid. This fall, Hasbro brings R2-D2 to life for every kid to own!
The R2-D2 INTERACTIVE ASTROMECH DROID is an 18-inch version of R2-D2 and is packed with all the spunk and charm that made the droid famous. The R2-D2 ASTROMECH DROID answers to your call and obeys your commands.
Equipped with innovative speech recognition technology, infrared scanning technology and working sonar navigation, this R2-D2 recognizes 40 spoken phrases, plays six exciting games, and sings five tunes. It even has a retractable arm that lets it hold a 12-ounce beverage! (Approximate Retail Price: $99.99; Recommended Age: 6 & up; Available: September)
Barbie Fashion Model Lingerie #5
The Barbie® Fashion Model Collection unveils its first-ever African-American Silkstone doll, the fifth Lingerie Barbie® doll. Her enchanting ensemble begins with a delicate black merry widow bustier with pink bow accent. Her matching robe offers alluring cover. Golden hoop earrings and high heels complete this simple but elegant ensemble, perfect for dress-and-play fun! ARP:$44.95 Available August 2002.
50th Birthday Edition Mr. Potato Head
This special birthday edition includes all the parts needed to make an original-looking MR. POTATO HEAD! Packaged in a special commemorative storage tin, this MR. POTATO HEAD features retro styling and original-looking parts including a real potato-like body, three pairs of eyes, 3 noses, 3 mouths, 4 ears, 3 hats and 1 pair of glasses. Approximate Retail Price: $14.99 Availability: mid-February 2002
Integrity's Candi Line by Jason Wu
The big doll surprise of Toy Fair...all the dolls in this collection are fantastic. There are two stunning new doll models named Adele and Veronique. The other dressed dolls and fashions show a flair, sophistication and elegance that has been rare in the 12" fashion doll market lately. The color palate is clean, subtle and rich. In many ways, it delivers what Barbie collectors have wanted in the Mattel line. Jason Wu's collection for Integrity delivers high quality, fresh and original designs along with affordability. The high-end feel of the collector Candi line also spills over into the Janay playline. I predict that the new male character named Tariq will be a favorite among male fashion doll collectors in 2002.
Sideshow Toys Twilight Zone
"Eye of the Beholder" Dr. & Nurse
The Twilight Zone episode, "Eye of the Beholder," aired November 11, 1960.
The episode's main character, Janet Tyler, is going to the hospital for the elventh time. This will be her last chance to cure a horrific visage before she is sent to a village where other ugly people live.
After plastic surgeons unwrap the bandages from the final surgery, both doctors and nurses alike are sickened to discover there has been 'no change.' When Janet's face is revealed to the camera, Janet is beautiful by human standards, but, to our surprise, when the doctors and nurses remove their masks, they are hidesouly deformed. The message is clear: Beauty is in the 'Eye of the Beholder.'
These highly articulated, 12 inch figures come with a doctor's stethoscope, a medical syringe, bandage roll, watches and complete doctor and nurse outfits. This set is packed out in a single collector's box.
Limited Edition 5000. Available now for pre-order at www.sideshowtoy.com. Shipping in May / June 2002. $70
G.I. Joe Danger of the Depths
The exciting Danger of the Depths figure comes complete with all of the necessary gear for an underwater mission. A modern re-interpretation of one of the most remembered sets of the Adventure Team.
Accessories include an authentic replica of the vintage orange rubber wet suit, giant shark, buoyancy vest, air tanks, fins, mask, diving knife, and mini sea-sled. (Availability: July)
G.I. Joe Urban Search & Rescue
The Urban Search & Rescue figure honors those search and rescue professionals who react quickly to disaster scenes in order to save lives.
Features canine search dog and harness, utility jumpsuit, helmet, backpack, fire extinguisher, flashlight, pry bar, and much more. (Availability: August)
Blue Box Cy-Girls: Aurora
As her name implies, this heavenly honey is most at home when she's far from it! She's an aerospace operative trained in flight and combat and her limitless knowledge in satellite surveilance operations and communications puts the universe at her fingertips. Only this shooting star can look like a knockout in a form fitting space suit!
Queasy Bake Oven
It's "Queasy" For Boys To Get Down And Dirty In The Kitchen.
Hungry for some OLDY MOLDY CAKE? How about a few LARVA-LICIOUS COCOON COOKIES? Boys are in for a real treat as Hasbro combines two of their favorite things gross stuff and sweets! It's a case of good food gone nasty with the QUEASY BAKE product line.
This boy-friendly version of the ever-popular EASY-BAKE OVEN makes its debut this year allowing boys the chance to create ooey, gooey, gross looking treats that are nothing short of delicious. In addition, most treats come with a magical surprise. For example, the MUD ‘N CRUD CAKE temporarily changes the color of your tongue.
Recommended Age: 8 & up Availability: Fall Approximate Retail Price: $24.99
Sideshow Toys Hogan's Heroes Figures
Three pack of 12 inch Hogan's Heroes figures capture all of the accurate and strangely inauthentic details of this WWII Prisoner of War camp Comedy. From Oberst Klink's superhero assemblage of decorations to the Krag rifle most often forgottenly slung over Sgt. Schultz’ shoulder, its all there. Now you can become a part of the fun as Col. Hogan continues to outwit his mentally outmatched Nazi foes in 1/6th scale.
Limited Edition. Available now for pre-order at www.sideshowtoy.com. Shipping in July/August 2002. $120
G.I. Joe vs Cobra HISS IV Vehicle
COBRA HISS IV, features Sound Attack battle action, bringing to life the sounds of G.I. JOE vs. COBRA by activating weapon sounds when weapons are inserted into special slots in the vehicle. (Approximate retail price: $15.99; recommended age: 5 & up
Available in August.
Toy Biz 12" Marvel Studios Hugh Jackman as Logan
Ok...let's make it a big Baker's Dozen...there are just too many cool toys this year!
Bigger is better as ToyBiz introduces the all-new 12" highly collectable Marvel Studios Line. Never before has the scale been so big, the sculpting so detailed, the accessories so real, and the clothing so expertly tailored - making the new Marvel Studios Line the ultimate collectible for any fan of the Marvel Universe.
Expertly crafted with intricate details and over 25 points of articulation, each figure comes equipped with it's own distinct accessories including authentic removable clothing along with wire armature coats that allow for fans to create a dramatic flowing motion. Additionally each figure comes with a collectors stand on which the character can be posed and a reusable package that serves as a display case for the toy.Marvel Studios Line products will be available at the beginning of October for the suggested retail price of $39.99
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