Our very own Va’al is, as we type this, checking out the UK Toy Fair. We will continue to bring you updates on what he sees as he sees them, with pictures and descriptions.
At the first stall is Paladone.They are displaying a variety of collectibles for the 30th anniversary. There are two series, one that will be rolled out in April/May; one to be rolled out in October. There will be 30 mini figurines from three generations: G1, Prime, movie (Dark of the Moon.)
There will be 15 characters per wave; each one in blind pack with lenticular card. The cards will combine together into a first generation poster of Megs or Optimus. Pricing for the blind pack is £2, £2.50 for bubble pack, with mini stand included. They will also released as 5 packs.
But the figurines aren’t all. Also on display are a heat activated mug (featuring an Autobot logo with glasses and moustache which disappear when hot liquid is poured in), a hard foam build kit, G1 character pencil eraser set, notebook, water bottle, car magnet (not shown), egg holder and toast cutter Optimus!
Take a look at the images (and updates as we get them!) posted below: UPDATE:Subject to Change
From Winning Moves: We may see the following games available in the next year. They are unofficial and subject to change, but we are hearing they are possible: Monopoly, Risk, Connect 4, Top Trumps - Saga edition (would be heavily based on the four movies and /or G1 animation, and similar to Star Wars trilogy edition products. And if you take a look at the box pictured, you'll note that there is even a picture of Drift featured. UPDATE:
Check out these R/C toys, on display from Nikko:
Word is that there will be five figures. Two that transform will be Optimus Prime and Bumblebee. They'll have lights and sounds; voicechips along with transformation noises. They are expected to retail for $59.99 and $49.99, respectively. They will be boxed in robot mode.
The helicopter is said to be a character, but there is no name at this time.
The other two RC cars shown are Lockdown and Bumblebee, and will not transform.