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[Victoria, BC] Quick Takes on Victoria’s Ultimate Hobby and Toy Fair Return!

14 May

[Victoria, BC] Quick Takes at Victoria's Ultimate Hobby & Toy Fair

Day one at Victoria’s Ultimate Hobby and Toy Fair shows this city was certainly anxious for its return. I saw a small lineup at the door when I arrived around 10:30am. I’m sure everyone wanted to find something cool to take home. I saw happy youths with nerf guns and adults with other nifty goods leaving as I was waiting to get inside.

I had only two goals in mind: see if I can pick up any LEGO Ninjago product (the selection was super slim) and if I can find that one elusive comic book to finish my Marvel’s ROM (Sorry, IDW) collection. I wondered if I could nail the Doctor Fate Series Three and Four. Mail order makes it too easy, but the thrill of the hunt is what makes attending shows like this fun. And quite often, I end up buying something else instead….

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League of Legends, Immortalized as Action Figures!

12 Oct

Spin Master's League of Legends figures Thresh vs. Zed, photographed by Jax Navarro. (CNW Group/Spin Master)

Spin Master Corp. (TSX: TOY), a leading global children’s entertainment company, launches the first of its collection as the global master toy licensee for Riot Games’ League of Legends™, the most-played PC game in the world.

A mainstay in the multiplayer online battle arena, League of Legends is a team-based, strategy game where two teams of five powerful champions face off to conquer the other’s base. Players choose from over 150 champions to make epic plays and take down towers as they battle their way to victory.

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Conquer Terrains with Batman’s ATV!

11 Aug

Batman, All-terrain Batmobile RC | Spin MasterAvailable to Purchase on Amazon USA

Want to be Bat-man? Not everyone can, but for those who want to ride the Batmobile, there are two options: pretend that they are where ever the vehicle pops up at conventions or pick up the remote control version of the toy, and fire up the augmented reality application (available on Android and iOS) to drive it around the neighbourhood! You’re more-or-less Robin with this “game.” Here, you can drive around all kinds of terrain and do battle with virtual foes within the app by activating weapons or other tools at your disposal.

The game features integration with the brand-new All-Terrain RC Batmobile from D.C. and Spin Master!

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Japan’s Mega (Toy) Hobby Expo Goes Online!

8 Oct
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Three-Day Event Hosted by MegaHouse Opens to Global Audiences From 10/30 to 11/1

New and exciting products from the world of anime, manga, and gaming will be revealed when leading Japanese figure and toy company MegaHouse Co., Ltd. presents the MegaHobby Expo Online from Oct 30th to Nov 1st, JST, 2020.

This annual event is now open to viewers worldwide for the first time via the internet! It’s a showcase for a new generation of hobby collectables. Upcoming items from the following smash hit entertainment properties are expected to appear.

Cyber Formula
Demon Slayer
Digimon Adventure
Mobile Suit Gundam
One Piece
And Many Others!

This year’s MegaHobby Expo has been recrafted as a “virtual convention” where visitors from around the world can enjoy new figure and product reveals, participate in interactive events and explore booths from participating Japanese toy and figure exhibitors such as Alter, Hobby Japan, Kotobukiya, Aniplex+, Dengeki Hobby WEB, Licorne, Yoyogi Animation Gakuin, and MIMEYOI.

MegaHouse figures are renowned by collectors for their amazing level of detail and visual impact. The new figure at the MegaHobby Expo can be viewed in advance in 360°. Visitors will be able to then share their favorite angles on social media.

The MegaHobby Expo will be hosted from Oct. 30th to Nov.1st, JST, 2020 at the official MegaHobby website at https://megahobbyexpo.jp. The website and contents will remain online until Nov. 16.

For more information, please visit MegaHouse on Twitter, Instagram or their official website (English)

Dragon Ball Super Chibi Masters to Smash!

16 Sep
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Bandai’s Chibi Masters are coming, and they’re certainly be smashing displays with this second wave lineup which includes Super Saiyan Goku, Super Saiyan Vegeta, Super Saiyan Broly, Super Saiyan God Super Saiyan Gogeta, and Freiza Final Form. Each figure comes packaged in a windowed box and includes a stand and base. These figures are an excellent addition to both veteran and new fans’ collections and how can anyone not want Frieza on their shelf?

 

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