It’s time we wrap up our coverage of Toy Fair for this year. At least for now.
First, we offer a PopCult tip of the fedora to Greg Autore, who attended Toy Fair last month, and offered to share lots of photos of the 1/6 scale offerings for us to use here. We wrote about Greg HERE, and can’t recommend his website enough. All of the photos in this week’s PopCult are courtesy of Greg Autore, a talented toy designer and consultant, and a fine photographer as well. We’ll be revisiting Toy Fair with more of Greg’s photos in the coming weeks. Thanks again, Greg, and see you in a week at ToyLanta.
Our header image this week is Greg’s photo of the Kotobukia statue of Scarlett, a member of GI Joe, coming this summer.
The huge trade show for the toy industry wrapped up a a week and a half a go, and next week PopCult will focus on bringing you the best advance coverage of ToyLanta that we can,. After we get back, we have more of Greg’s pictures plus some other news to bring you about this year’s toy offerings. First, we have some links to other coverage.
Mattel is a bit of an odd bird at Toy Fair. They meet privately with toy buyers throughout the year, and even shut down their New York office recently since they only use it once a year. Much of the news about Barbie and Hot Wheels has been available for months. For the most extensive photo coverage of what’s coming from Mattel for Barbie, go HERE .
Photos of the Mattel showroom can be seen HERE, including Barbie, Hot Wheels, Toy Story 4 and several of their other toy lines.
Good photos of Mattel’s DC action figures, Imaginext and multi-colored Batmobiles can be found HERE.
With that out of the way, let’s get a look at Greg’s photos from a couple of the high-end action figure folks…
One of the more interesting high-end action figure companies, ASMUS will be releasing figures based on Lord of the Rings, The Hateful Eight, Devil May Cry, and more. Most of these super-detailed figures will retail for around two hundred dollars, give or take a twenty. Check some of them out below…
The Q Max folks always have some amazing high-end figures on display, and this year they showed off a large assortment, which will retail in the $180-$250 range…
That is our PopCulteer this week. Be sure to check back for our regular features, and get ready to hear about ToyLanta for the next couple of weeks.