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Everything Else Awesome We Saw At Toy Fair 2017

Everything Else Awesome We Saw At Toy Fair 2017

It might not pack the Javits Center as tightly as New York Comic Con does every year, but make no mistake: Toy Fair is a lot to take in. I mean, how are you supposed to focus on all the cool collectibles and figures when they’re all jam packed into one location like this?

This weekend we saw a lot of cool stuff from big-name brands like Mattel, LEGO and Hasbro, but we wanted to make sure that we paid homage to as many figures and other cool stuff as we could. Here’s a little bit of what we saw:

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Final Fantasy XV fans, get hype — Square-Enix unveiled a gorgeous new prototype for their Luna figure.

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Square Enix doesn’t just make rad video games, though — they also work with both DC and Marvel to make figures either inspired by or straight-up designed by game artist Tetsuya Nomura for the Play Arts Kai line. Case in point: this delightfully bonkers reimagining of Harley Quinn and the Joker. Is it just me, or does he sort of look like Mads Mikkelsen?

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On the Marvel side, this Play Arts Kai Magneto is just incredible, and it’s not even painted yet. You can just hear it yelling “Welcome… to DIE” in your head when you look at it.

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And don’t forget the Play Arts Kai Doctor Strange! Y’all, this dude was made for an anime cape.

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Funko

If you’ve been following Nerdist’s Toy Fair coverage up through this weekend then you definitely saw the huge reveal of Pop Vinyl prototypes and other awesome figures that Funko released just before the event. Well, no surprise — they’re even cooler in person.

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Especially the CAT DOG ONE, HOLY NICKELODEON NOSTALGIA.

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Speaking of nostalgia, dig these Harry Potter Rock Candy figures–which, coincidentally, include the first male figures Funko’s ever made for this line. That’s cool and I’mma let you finish, but that Luna Lovegood is the greatest Harry Potter figure of all time.

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Bluefin/Tamashii Nations

The Bluefin Tamashii Nations booth always has some great figures and toys from Japan, but being a Sailor Moon fan, I was completely entranced by this Tuxedo Mirage music box. It’s inspired by the end credit sequence for Sailor Moon S, and while this is still a prototype, it’s simply stunning in person.

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But that’s not all! They also had these completely off-the-wall Toy Story megazords, which I definitely could have stared out for hours without getting bored.

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Of course, Tamashii Nations is also continuing to add to their collection of samurai-inspired figures with this awesome Iron Man:

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As well as some awesome Street Fighter figures! Wow, did they nail Chun-Li’s legs. These figures will also be released in pairs that come with matching backdrops when you put them together, which is what you’re seeing in the middle of this display.

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And for the billionaire nerds among us, this life-sized Doctor Strange statue is available for a whopping $9,000. They’re working on a regular-sized figure too, of course, but I bet it won’t make you feel like you’re staring at an actual sorcerer when you look at it dead-on.

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Playmates

If you’re a huge fan of the new Netflix Voltron series, there’s a lot to love in this line of figures and die-cast robots. Look at how neat they are!

Fans of the Nickelodeon TMNT series will also enjoy all the cool turtle toys Playmates has to offer, but personally, the figures that stuck out to me the most were the ones from their WWE and Samurai sets. Finn Balor as a turtle? Now I’ve seen everything.

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Dark Horse Deluxe

Hearts of Stone was practically it’s own Witcher game on TOP of Witcher 3, so it only makes sense that it should have its very own merch–like this supremely awesome Shani figure on the right.

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Diamond Select

The Minimates have always been pretty inventive (and cute!), but their upcoming Marvel series, which features movie versions of the Guardians of the Galaxy and Wolverine-adjacent comic book X-Men, is something else. Is that a MOJO? Well done, y’all.

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In bigger toys, Diamond Select unveiled this incredible Falcon Captain America:

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And this Harley Quinn statue to celebrate the character’s 25th anniversary. Hope she likes her present!

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Good Smile Company

I didn’t think it was possible to make Overwatch star Tracer any cuter, but this Nendroid proved me wrong:

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Meanwhile in larger figure news, there’s a new Samus Aran Figma in the works, and she already looks pretty spectacular:

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Kotobukiya

Two figures are coming soon to Kotobukiya Bishoujo Marvel line, and they’re basically the perfect duo of badass fan-favorite teenagers: Ms. Marvel and Squirrel Girl. I do miss that trademark Erica Henderson style (seriously, her art would make SUCH GREAT FIGURES), but this Doreen Green is still extremely cute.

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Meanwhile in hilarious-yet-sad toys, this ArtFX Obi-Wan statue comes with… uh. Well, you see.

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That seems as good a place to end as any! What are your favorite toys that you’ve seen come out of Toy Fair this year? Tell us all about them in the comments!

Images: Victoria McNally

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