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For the past six 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 2004 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 2004. In no particular order...these were our favorites.
18" Amazing Spider-Man by Marvel/Toybiz
Toy Biz redefines “super poseable”
with what’s sure to be this year’s
must-have action figure. This
18" version of the world’s #1
Super Hero™ features 67 points
of articulation and can be put into
virtually hundreds of poses.
Fully articulated fingers and a
removable wrist launcher make
him absolutely amazing!
• 67 points of articulation
• Includes clip-on wrist web missile
• You can now capture realistic
Ages 6 and Up.
Marvel Studios The Punisher by Marvel/Toybiz
Marvel Studios has had huge successes
over the last few years in translating the
iconic characters of the Marvel Universe
onto the big screen. The likenesses
of the coolest big-screen Marvel
characters are perfectly captured in the
highly collectible Marvel Studios line.
These 12" figures feature 30 Points of
Articulation and employ the laserscanning
technology and detailed
sculpts to capture every nuance of
the actor in his portrayal of a great
Marvel Super Hero. Hugh Jackman as Wolverine was my favorite from this past year.
Joining the collection in 2004 is
Thomas Jane as the urban vigilante
known as The Punisher.
18" Limited Edition Madeline
For the first time ever Madeline comes in the popular 18" format. The doll features a stylized face, posable arms and legs, as well as a removable school uniform, blue coat and yellow hat. The 18" LE Madeline is compatible with other 18" doll clothing and accessories! SRP $79.99
40th. Anniversary G.I. Joe Collection by Hasbro
2004, and Hasbro celebrates with a special collectors set that captures all the nostalgia of the first G.I. JOE action figures. Adults who remember the magic of their fist G.I. JOE can recapture those childhood memories with the 40th ANNIVERSARY COLLECTION that includes the Action Sailor, Action Soldier, Action Pilot and Action Marine figures. Re-live the memories of those backyard adventures with these fully articulated figures, replicas of original accessory packs- and detailed replica package artwork. The nostalgic celebration begins in February, and will continue with new releases throughout the year.
Fashion Royalty "Red Blooded Woman" Kyori Sato by Jason Wu for Integrity Toys
The brilliant Jason Wu has done it again. The entire 2004 Fashion Royalty line is stunning but this gal is a real standout. They say that the clothes can define one's persona. This is certainly true of Ms. Soto, whose red-blooded nature has become synonymous with her unmistakable celebrity. Her red silk satin gown has corset lacing all the way down to the hem with a full slithering train sweeping behind. Adorned with a sharp red gem embedded in it's "eye", her precious python-styled neckpiece is rumored to be worth millions...Very limited quantities. SRP $99.99
18" 1/4 scale Hugh Jackman as Van Helsing by Sideshow Toy
Features film-accurate costuming, a highly detailed Hugh Jackman portrait and posable arms. The hands, guns and boots are semi-poseable detailed polystone sculptures and the coat has a wire insert to maintain its shape. Sculpted by Oluf W. Hartvigson.
18" 1/4 scale Captain Kirk & Mr. Spock by Sideshow Toy
Captain James T. Kirk
This 18" figure features an authentic William Shatner likeness and finely tailored Star Fleet uniform. The figure stands on a high-quality polystone base featuring the command officer insignia. Captian Kirk has his phase set for action, and both arms are highly posable. Sculpted by Mat Falls
This 18" figure features an authentic Leonard Nimoy likeness and finely tailored Star Fleet uniform. The figure stands on a high-quality polystone base featuring the science officer insignia. Spock is equipped with his trusty tricorder, and both arms are highly poseable. Sculpted by Oluf W. Hartvigson
12" Van Helsing Figures by Sideshow Toy
12 inch Van Helsing figure
Features the likeness of Hugh Jackman and will include his collapsible automatic cross-bow, two ornate revolvers, a chain of spiritual protective trinkets, and a movie accurate costume with fedora. As a special bonus to their retail customers, Sideshow will give Van Helsing's devastating spinning 'tojo' blade weapons exclusively to the first 500 fans to order directly from SideshowCollectibles.com Sculpted by Oluf W. Hartvigson
This 12 inch Anna Valerious figure
Features the likeness of Kate Beckinsale and over 30 points of articulation. The figure will include Anna's sword, short sword, sword sheaths, rooted hair, corset and a 12 inch 'Van Helsing' themed display stand. As a special bonus to their retail customers, Sideshow will give Anna's pistol with holster exclusively to the first 500 fans to order directly from SideshowCollectibles.com!
20" 1/4 scale Hellboy Figure by Sideshow Toy
Standing roughly 20" tall, this Hellboy figure is complete with movie-accurate costuming, and an authentic likeness of Ron Pearlman as the rugged paranormal investigator. The figure is cast in heavy weight polystone, including the detailed stone right hand, "The Samaritan" revolver at the ready in the left hand, and tail. The figure stands securely on a base emblazoned with B.P.R.D logo. Sculpted by Andy Bergholtz
Creepsters by Playing Mantis
The birth of Creepsters is a story to be told. Dr. Creep, an eccentric scientist from Creepstervania, devoted his lifetime to ending the fossil fuel crisis by combining cars with living organisms. Making Cars that can use food as fuel. He invented the Bio Vehicular Hydration Chamber to give birth to his dream. Somehow, something went horribly wrong! Contaminated water mutated some of his experiments.
The result was six bad ones , wrecking havoc on the land. Six good ones trying to right the wrong! These 12 glow in the dark toys have die-cast chassis and goofy, scary sculpts. So fun to play with and collect they will compell kids to seek them out! Awesome illustrated playing cards with the creepsters biography and powers on the back add to the collectibility.
The first wave will include the 6 good ones...Frankenrod, Webmaster, Hyde N Seek, Nitro Stalker, Eye-Beam, Motormouth and 6 bad ones...Orb-it, Brain Storm, Goober Gear, Bonehead, Sting Thing and Go-Go Gobblin. 12 new vehicles will be available in October. SRP is $1.49
To enhance the fun, coming in Fourth Quarter will be two feaure packed Playsets! Skull Hide Out is the Creepsters playground of lights and sounds. This multi-level glow in the dark playset includes a car launcher, tunnels, trap doors, elevators and speed enhancers. SRP is $19.99. The Screaming Jaw Jumper is the coolest car jumber around, speeding down the ramp, over the slime pit and into the car catcher provides hours of ghoulish fun!SRP is $9.99
Charlie Brown Ultimate Action Figure by Playing Mantis
Good greif! A 13" action figure! Charlie Brown can be dressed for Winter with his famous brown hat and red coat. He even has a pair of ice skates. Press his left hand to make him say over 10 phrases. A "Pathetic Christmas Tree" and in-scale Santa Snoopy will also be available.
DC Comic Editions The Unknown Soldier by Dreams & Visions
DC Comics' Disfigured, one-man undercover agent is now available as a 12"
action figure for the first time ever! The Soldier's greatest skill was his
ability to disguise himself as almost anyone, playing a range of roles from
an American G.I. to a German officer.
German officer disguise Set Sold Separately:
The Unknown Solider equipment set series come complete with a detailed
changeable face mask! This collection is offered in limited quantities, so
order while supplies last!
Anticipated release date: October 2004.
Dale Earnhardt Jr, Freestyle MX Motorcycle by Taiyo Edge RC
Ok...let's make it a big Baker's Dozen...there are just too many cool toys this year!
Imagine stock-car superstar Dale Earnhardt Jr. on a full-out motocross motorcycle. New for 2004, Dale Jr. will surprise and delight his millions of fans by climbing aboard Taiyo Edge R/C’s superb Radio Control MX stunt cycle, the Freestyle MX! Now fans can make Dale Jr. do daredevil stunts and “sick tricks” by posing him on the 1/6 scale R/C MX Motorcycle, using the special hands and feet of his fully articulated 12-inch action figure to grab onto the handlebars and stunt grips. The MX is gyro-stabilized for balance and easy driving, with two motors for more speed and working suspension for both on- and off-road racing. Officially licensed Dale Jr. insignia decorate the MX Cycle, Dale Jr.’s cloth driving suit and removable helmet. (Ages 6 and over. Requires 6 AA and one 9V alkaline batteries. Retail price approximately $50 at leading toy retailers).
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