The American International Toy Fair is in full swing in New York and news is dribbling out, and in some cases, gushing out. Rather than simply re-write press releases, we are going to act as a bit of a clearing house this year, and bring you highlights and links to the best articles on various toy news items from around the web.
There are all sorts of cool toys in our future. “Batman: The Animated Series” is finally getting the action figure treatment. Hot Wheels will make cars based on “The Simpsons,” including the legendary HOMER, the car designed by Homer Simpson that bankrupted his brother. LEGO will finally create sets based on “Ghostbusters.” A full line of merchandise will be released devoted to Grumpy Cat, and competing internet meme-animal, Lil Bub will also show up in plush form.
We will present a few long, detailed posts on some subjects, but in cases where other folks have already done the grunt work, we will link to what they did. There are also tens of thousands of images from Toy Fair floating around on various image sites, and we will also link to those.
Many of these toys will not be in stores for several months, so you have plenty of time to save your money and come up with convincing cover stories about how you’re really buying them for your kids or nephews or something instead of yourself. Check Popcult all day Tuesday and Wednesday for new posts.