If you are a toyfan, this is your Christmas, Birthday, Fourth of July, Mardi Gras and Halloween wrapped up into one! Its Toy Fair 2006. Every year in New York all the major toy companies gather and preview all the juicy new toys for the coming year.
This year has a certain buzz as the top dog in the industry for the last few years- Toy Biz has lost its liscense for Marvel Toys to Hasbro. This means all those Spiderman/X-men/Fantastic Four/Marvel Legends toys might be changing come 2007.
In other terms the big key note of the convention was the return of Barbie's ex-boyfriend Ken who has gone metro. Mattel who makes Ken has also gotten involved with DC over the last few years and to fight back against the onslaught Marvel has had in the market place, Mattel has rebranded a new line of 6 inch DC heroes, some already available at retail.
So I thought I would post some new pics in here in the near future when I have a chance but in the meantime let me direct you to two sites
First and foremost http://www.action-figure.com this is a great resource for toy news and for those looking to buy or sell.
The other which is more comic book oriented is http://www.fwooshnet.com
Try em out!-Tom