Episode 27 : Toy Fair Wrap-Up

2.25.08 – Episode 27 : Toy Fair Wrap-Up

Show Notes – We take a look at news and announcements from Toy Fair 2008 that caught our eye! Thank you for taking a Toy Break with us!

* So happy to be bringing you this news from our regular warm Toy Break studio rather than freezing cold New York!

Toy Break Stuff

  • Call Toy Break – call and ask us a question, leave a message, or tell us about your favorite toys on the Toy Break hotline at 818-Am-I-Good (818-264-4663)
  • PaniksToyBox.com Contest – win a gift certificate for $100 to PaniksToyBox.com! Just post a picture of you with a bunny of any kind (bunny suit, real bunny, toy bunny, photoshop bunny, etc.)! Be creative! Deadline is March 19th.
  • Toy Brief – don’t miss short, under 2 minute segments from yours truly 2-3 times per week on YouTube and now on iTunes, too!
  • Toy Break on Blip.tv – reminder to update your Flash player to fully enjoy watching Toy Break on Blip.tv!
  • Ayleen on Twitter – any Toy Breakers who also happen to Twitter are welcome to Twitter with Ayleen at twitter.com/ayleengaspar and George at twitter.com/georgegaspar


  • DC Direct – Joker & Batman Busts
  • Jakks – Animated Aggression
  • Dark Horse – Dark Crystal, Doozer from Fraggle Rock, Uncle Creepy
  • Diamond Select Toys – retro Planet of the Apes & Star Trek figures
  • MINDstyle – Kathy Olivas Scavengers, Doktor A Mechtorians, Fraggle Rock 25th Anniversary figures
  • Hasbro – Cloverfield Monster, Mighty Muggs, Indiana Jones everything
  • Mattel – Kung Fu Panda toys, U.B. Funkeys, Dark Knight Joker
  • Mezco – Warriors, Hellboy 2 action figures
  • NECA – Beetlejuice, Belatrix, Princess Bride Westley, TMNT figures including April O’Neal, Hoggle & Jarreth, Farkus
  • Uglydoll – many Uglydolls coming out
  • Jun Planning – Gremlins
  • Gentle Giant – Indiana Jones on horse statue
  • Kotobukiya – Evangelion, Pirates of the Carribean, Indiana Jones, and Marvel statues
  • Amok Time – vinyl Frankenstein & Creature
  • Stikfa – skeleton pirate, robot, dragon
  • Toy Vault – plush Ludo, Princess Bride characters

    Thank you to all of the websites (like action-figure.com, millionaireplayboy.com, figures.com, and yodasnews.com) that provided excellent coverage and pictures of Toy Fair 2008 for those of us who weren’t there!


  • Go Go Speakerdog – featuring work by Ben the Illustrator at Go Go Plastic in Birmingham, England from February 23rd to March
  • My World is Flat – first solo show in New York City by French artist Superdeux at Gallery Hanahou from February 28th to April 2nd
  • Bittersweet – new paintings, sculptures, and custom vinyl figures from Kathie Olivas at Gallery 1988 San Francisco from February 29th to March 22nd
  • Burning Desire – solo exhibit by Andrew Bell at Gallery 1988 Los Angeles from March 4th to March 27th
  • Limited Edition – this UK exhibition to raise money and awareness for endangered wildlife around the world is featuring a huge list of artists from March 14th to March 30th