Toy Fair 2019 in New York City had just about everything we could have hoped for - between STEM toys that help kids become the next generation of NASA engineers, to AR toys that offer a new level of interactivity, there was a treasure trove of toys to entertain us throughout the conference.That said, the only thing it didn't have was Avengers: Endgame toys, which Marvel refused to let the press see. Sorry, no spoilers here!We ran up and down the halls of the Javits Center looking for the 2019 toys that your kids will be begging you for, the toys that the whole family will enjoy, and the ones that the pop-culture nerd in your life will love - that way, when their birthday rolls around, you'll know just what to buy them.LEGO Hidden SideLEGO Hidden Side, due out in August, is an 8-set series that is meant to combine physical play with an augmented app experience for "holistic fun" for kids. Like the LEGOs of yesteryear, each set will cost between $19 and $129. Half of the sets are … [Read more...] about Tech toys 2019: the best new games and gadgets from the NYC Toy Fair
Producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura teases the future of Hasbro’s movie plans for Transformers and G.I. Joe. Legendary has the rights to The Toxic Avenger. Christina Hodson explains just why Birds of Prey’s hilariously long title stuck. Plus, teasers for the Roswell reboot, and J.K. Rowling is already teasing Fantastic Beasts 3. Spoilers, go! The DCEU In a recent interview with HuffPost, Jason Momoa weighed in on Henry Cavill and Ben Affleck’s rumored departures from the DCEU. If they’re both out, then listen: It’s just the place they’re at in their careers. I mean, how many has Henry done? He’s done three? Yeah, I mean, like, you want to move on. I think if I did... shit, I have done three. ... I mean, Henry wants to just expand on something. Ben is an amazing director that is of age, and probably he’s done enough. I don’t know how to speak on behalf of them, but I had the time of my life [on ‘Justice League’]. G.I. … [Read more...] about Jason Momoa Weighs In on the Future of His DCEU Co-Stars
This year's hot holiday toys are more lifelike and interactive than ever before. Fuzzy robot puppies obey voice commands, animatronic ponies take you for a ride around the block and velociraptors snap and snarl in training exercises. And they also have frequent bouts of flatulence. Or bowel movements. Because, you know... for kids. Every year I track how tech changes the toy world. This year's playthings are moving away from needing mom and dad's phone screen (thank heaven, please don't play with my $1,000 phone), instead they rely on sensors and robotics to keep kids immersed offline. With STEM toys in growing demand -- which are toys that promote learning in science, tech, engineering and math skills -- we're seeing more engaging approaches to learning that tie into the popular franchise worlds of Marvel superheroes and Harry Potter wizardry. Here are some of the notable tech toys for young kids I've encountered this year: Now playing: Watch this: Hot tech toy … [Read more...] about Hot tech toys for 2018 include robots… that poo?
Toys and Collectibles Action figures, statues, exclusives, and other merchandise. Beware: if you look here, you’re probably going to spend some money afterwards. Another New York Comic Con has come and gone, and that means cool trailers, rad panels, and great cosplay has come and gone with it. But we can still look forward to all the shiny new toys and collectibles revealed at this year’s convention—so here’s our favorite pickings from what’s to come in the world of Star Wars, Marvel, and DC toys fresh from the Javits Center. DC Collectible Batman Cowls Another day, another Bat-specific line of DC collectibles. This time the DC is expanding its Gallery line of replicas with all new 1:2 recreations of iconic Batman masks from across the many mediums the Dark Knight has dabbled in over the years. Costing $90 apiece and launching in summer 2019, the collection will first kick off with a model based on Batman’s cowl in his ongoing DC Rebirth series, … [Read more...] about The Coolest