Cool Toy Review heads back to Manhattan for the 2009 New York Comic Con! Throughout the course of the weekend, CTR's Dan Curto hit the ground running with updates with coverage from the Big Apple. Head on over to our sister site, Rebelscum, for all the Star Wars coverage.
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2008
It was a long day, with a lot of fans of comic books, toys, video games, and other forms of popular entertainment converging on the Jacob Javits Center in New York City. The weather outside was cold, but at least there was no snow! (Thankfully it stayed that way). There are tons of great photos and lots of new info to share...so read on with the full reports and photo galleries from convention floor.
Marvel Mania is here! With this year's New York Comic Con taking place a week before Toy Fair, this made it a challenge for Hasbro to bring out all the secrets for their upcoming Marvel Universe line. It's not that they don't want to let fans in on all the great toys that are coming, but they've got to save something to announce next weekend! Still, Hasbro did not disappoint with this line, not only showing many figures that have not been seen before, but also dropping a few tasty treats for fans. Get a glimpse of the upcoming Gigantic Battles figures and start to determine who your favorite 5 characters are: Marvel Universe will feature a Fan's Choice series right from the start! It's 70 years of Marvel, with 70 different characters to choose from. Who will you choose? Gallery - Marvel Universe Special Report - Marvel Universe Fans' Choice
The Tonner Doll Company
With a cast of characters from Twilight, Pirates of the Caribbean, Get Smart, the DC Super Heroes (and a few Villains, too), and others like Dick Tracy, and Tomb Raider...it's no wonder that Tonner has such a fan base. Also debuting at the show was the convention-exclusive Lara Croft: Forging Excalibur doll...limited to only 100! Gallery - DC, Twilight, Tomb Raider, Pirates, Get Smart, & Dick Tracy!
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2008
The second day was all about the collecting panels and new reveals. Plus, a few repeat trips to the booths for new photos of the hottest action figures coming out later this year.
More info from Hasbro on the Marvel Universe and Wolverine toy lines: both are comparable in scale, making them perfect companion series to each other. We'll see more of the X-Men's large cast in the Wolverine line, while MU will feature everyone else. While there will be some overlapping of characters, this is going to be a VERY big line for Hasbro, as well as Marvel Comics fans. Gallery - Marvel Universe, Part 2 Gallery - Wolverine Toys, Part 2