Hatchimals, Barbies, Action Figures, And More: What To Expect At The New York Toy Fair

Posted: Feb 16 2017, 10:03am CST | by , Updated: Feb 17 2017, 7:28am CST, in News | Also on the Geek Mind

 

Hatchimals, Barbies, Action Figures, and More: What to Expect at the New York Toy Fair
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As the New York Toy Fair approaches, more and more toy companies are teasing some of the unique, outlandish, groundbreaking, and just plain cool toys they will be premiering at the event. These are the toys that will have people talking, camping out outside of stores, and fighting on eBay just to get them for Christmas. While getting into the Toy Fair is difficult, some companies are thankfully giving us insight into what they are showing.

These are the toys and brands that people will probably be talking about:

Hatchimals

The brand that was a hit last year and caused many Target and Toys 'R Us rumbles between moms and dads looking for them is coming back to the New York Toy Fair. While they have remained tight lipped about what exactly they are bringing to the fair, it has been reported that they are going to bring smaller versions of the Hatchimal.

Still, they tweeted a hint about something new and exciting that could be coming:

My Little Pony

For the last few years, My Little Pony has been making quite a comeback, and Hasbro has noticed. At New York Toy Fair, they will be revealing one of the largest Twilight Sparkle toys. The toy will bridge the gap between cuddly and high tech, as it has a brushable mane and a light-up horn. Twilight will also speak 90 unique phrases.

My Magical Princess Twilight Sparkle will retail at $129.99, according to Forbes.

Disney Princess Dance Code Bell

Hasbro is also bringing the Disney Princess BELLE to live in a new way. Kids 5 and up will be able to bring Belle to life in a more realistic and magical way through an interactive interface and an app. It will also introduce kids to coding techniques that they can use later in life, like block coding and "connect the dots" to create dance routines for Belle. There are three modes of play independent from the app, 100 phrases, and 7 different songs. 

Furreal Makers Proto Max Pet

If your kids are always asking for a dog, this toy from Hasbro could be the answer. Kids will be able to code and create their dream dog with the Furreal Makers Proto Max Pet. It comes with a downloadable app that allows them to program the sounds, lights, and responses of the dog to power 400 sounds, 100 eye animations, and 10+ activation points. The pup is able to display emotions easily.

 Furreal Roarin' Tyler, The Playful Tiger

Furreal Roarin' Tyler, The Playful Tiger is an adorable toy for children to love and care for as their own. This one has lifelike movements and emotions, including 100-plus sound and motion combinations with sensor on his back, muzzle, and forehead tha allow him to interact with them.

Recommended for children ages 4 and up, he's sure to be one of the best toys of Toy Fair.

Jazz Jennings

As a first for the New York Toy Fair, a transgender doll will be one of the top items on display. Though the doll is still appropriate for children, meaning it doesn't have any genitalia, it is a doll representing transgender icon Jazz Jennings from TLC's "I Am Jazz" show. 

According to ABC 13, the doll will stand at 18 inches and will first be available at Toy Fair New York and then online. Eventually it will work its way into smaller stores.

Eventually there will be accessories sold with the doll if she is a hit.

Star Wars

Of course, no toy show would be complete without getting something new from Star Wars and Lucasfilm. At New York Toy Fair this year, Star Wars will come front and center with a new batch of high tech merch in conjunction with Hasbro.

Some of the new things on display include the Star Wars Bladebuilders Path of the Jedi Lightsaber ($49.99), the Star Wars Nerf Glowstrike First Order Stormtrooper Deluxe Blaster ($79.99), and the Star Wars Black Series Poe Dameron Electronic Helmet ($79.99).

These new products will be on display but won't be in stores until later this year, per Inside the Magic.

Wonder Woman

One of the most anticipated stands will surely be the Mattel stand, where we will get a glimpse of the first Wonder Woman figurines and dolls. According to Entertainment Weekly, all of the toys will be under $30, but they will be quite detailed. The dolls will be able to move in different directions thanks to joints at the knees and elbows. 

The toys are imperative to the marketing strategy for Wonder Woman, so it is important that they make a good impression.

 

 

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