Alex Yarde covers the immense Toy Fair 2015 in NYC Javits Center and geeks out over his best of show products!
I had the time of my life with the fine vendors and staff at this year Toy Fair 2015! There’s a ton of marvelous products out or coming soon this year and this isn’t a comprehensive list by any means. Tune in for more in depth coverage about individual products in upcoming All Things Geek posts as I get my hands on more wonderful toys!
STAR TREK CATAN transports the timeless game concept of the world’s most acclaimed board game—THE SETTLERS OF CATAN—into the exciting Star Trek universe. Using your fleet of starships, establish supply routes that enable you to boldly go further into deep space. Avoid resource shortages by trading with your opponents and Federation neighbors. If your opponents venture too far into your space, though, you might tangle with the Klingons. With the Federation Map Set the “Known Galaxy” map seen in Kirk’s ready-room, allows you to settle famous worlds of Federation Space using pieces from your Star Trek Catan base game.
Check out Mayfair Games here;
WABISABI is a Japanese view of life that finds beauty in things that are simple, humble, ordinary and unrefined. The adorable Black Cat Plushies follow this concept each is hand made and unique. “Purr-fectly Imperfect”. Creator Aaron Castillo is debuting a new online store that’s worth checking out!
BEARSFORHUMANITY Uses Only non hypoallergenic organic fur fabric, are built in the USA where they train individuals through California’s Welfare-to-Work Program Cal WORKS and when you purchase an adorable Bears For Humanity Teddy Bear an equal Bear goes to a child in need. It’s really an awesome company and should be supported find out more here;
THECOOPSHOP “Fresh Goods for Geeks” Isn’t joking around! They’ve got hundreds of licensed goods for people and pets! They’ve got it all from HALO bags and Lunchboxes to Star Trek Captain’s Chair Pet beds and Red Shirt Chew Toys to Award Winning Tricorder Bags and Tribble Clutch purses. And a sweet collection of The Walking Dead gear as well. I’m doing an in depth follow up on everything they have to offer soon, but do yourself a favor and go check out their amazing stuff here.
DISNEY IMAGICADEMY apps for ios & Android are brand new learning adventures that combine the Disney characters and stories families love, with a research-driven curriculum developed in conjunction with top academic and education experts. As of today you can download for Free Disney Imagicademy Parents and Mickey’s Magical Maths World here.
PAINTINGLULU specializes in paper to digital Coloring Packs. My kids loved them! They can draw scan and manipulate their creations on line and build your kids’ fine motor skills with Paper-to-Digital Coloring Pack: Coloring Book, App & Digital Crayon and best of all its super easy to do! check it out here.
- Color in the scan-able coloring book
- Scan it with the Painting Lulu App
- Re-color, erase and correct, digitally
SuperSproutzRAW is much more than a cooking show! They feature music & celebrity guests all around developing healthy eating and an active lifestyle! New episodes premier every Thursday at YouTuube/SuperSprowtz use hashtags #EatYourSuperowers #SuperSprowtz to get the word out on this amazing show! Check the video here!
KOTOBUKIYA‘s first foray into the non-kit business was in May of 1989 with soft vinyl statues and the Active Styling Figures (today branded as ARTFX Statues). Since then, they have increased their lineup with fully assembled and painted resin statues (now known as KOTOBUKIYA Fine Art Statues), Action Figures, One Coin Mini Figures and more! Online store here.
DC COLLECTABLES has exclusive BATMAN:ARKHAM KNIGHT Action figures, also fully articulated figures from BATMAN:THE ANIMATED SERIES, TV’S ARROW & THE FLASH oh and a 1:1 helmet of Dr.Fate. I’m so getting this.
art credits FunkoPOP, Alex Yarde, Marvel, DC, Mayfair Games, Wabi-Sabi, Bears For Humanity, Disney, SuperSproutz RAW, Go Sphero,