Toy Fair 2011 – Hasbro GI Joe Report (and Indiana Jones special)

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Unfortunately, Joe fans, it sounds like the GI Joe brand is tightening up a little in 2011. The official word is that the line will be more “focused” – my personal take on this is that the Pursuit of Cobra lineup didn’t revive the line enough after the the Rise of Cobra movie figures took a beating at retail.

There is good news on the horizon, though. The GI Joe Renegades show on the Hub has launched, and I think Hasbro has made a good decision that the Renegades figures, which will ship this fall as part of the main line with art from the show to distinguish it, are intended to fit in with the rest of the line. Renegades figures will have deco that matches the show’s color palette, but will leverage the existing Joe tooling with some new Renegades parts.

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Hot Toys Raiders of the Lost Ark Indiana Jones Press Pics


We got a glimpse of Indiana Jones during Hot Toys’s 10th anniversary show in Tokyo. Now that the press pics are out, I’m getting more and more psyched. I think the head sculpt could use a little more tweaking but this is shaping up really well.

You can see more pics in the Indiana Jones – Raiders of the Lost Ark album.

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Hot Toys Ten Year Anniversary Expo

It’s the ten year anniversary of Hot Toys, and to celebrate they held a celebration event in Tokyo over the past couple of days, including having a few exclusives for sale. I would have loved to go, but did the next best thing – find pics of the event online!

In addition to having a bunch of figures on display, Hot Toys announced some brand new licenses for 2011:

  • Captain America: The First Avenger
  • Pirates of the Carribean: On Stranger Tides
  • Metal Gear Solid
  • Sucker Punch
  • Batman (the 1989 movie)
  • Indiana Jones

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Hot Toys Indiana Jones Preview Pics

As promised in their Indiana Jones tease from about 10 days ago, here’s the Hot Toys reveal of the Raiders of the Lost Ark MMS. For the alternate costume, it’s his costume from the map room. Tons of accessories, and I think it’s pretty cool they’ve got the idol and bag of sand in there!

Dear Fans, one day to go for the public opening of our highly anticipated 10th Anniversary Exhibition at Tokyo!

We’ve just celebrated with the industrial leaders and friends at the private party!

As promised, the greatly expected MMS DX Indiana Jones Collectible Figure from the Indiana Jones – Raiders of the Lost Ark movie, a project collaborated with Sideshow Collectibles, is first unveiled here! Here’re photos taken at the event for our fans! Hope you’d like them!

Let’s share the joy with us & have a wonderful Christmas!

via MMS DX Indiana Jones Collectible Figure.

Hot Toys Indiana Jones – Raiders of the Lost Ark Teaser

Wow. This is great timing for this announcement. With Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull in heavy cable rotation right now, I’ve been jonesing (honestly, no pun intended) for some Indy toys. With the DX designation, I think it means we’ll be getting a PERS (parallel eyeball rolling system) version of Indy, with a ton of accessories too.

DX also usually means multiple outfits – I wonder if we’ll see an Egyptian or Nazi outfit.

Throw me the idol! I’ll throw you the whip!

Dear Fans, our 10th Anniversary Exhibition in Tokyo is coming in just a week! Are you ready for that?

At the event, we will have new and greatly expected licenses & products to be unveiled!

To kill your thirst, we now proudly announce the FIRST licensed product here which must be highly anticipated by fans for long!! Here, we are excited to bring you with the teaser of our MMS DX Indiana Jones Collectible Figure from the Indiana Jones – Raiders of the Lost Ark movie, which is a collaborated project with Sideshow Collectibles, and will be FIRST unveiled in the Hot Toys 10th Anniversary Exhibition <Tokyo Event> on Dec 24-26, 2010!!!

In 2011, we will have even more breathtaking, overwhelming and unexpected licenses to be announced! Stay tuned!


via Hot Toys’s Photos – Indiana Jones – Raiders of the Lost Ark teaser.

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