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UK Toy Fair 2013 ... Other Stuff

Postby Staff » Tue Jan 22, 2013 5:04 pm

 

So, there were plenty of other themes on display ... Legends Of Chima, Galaxy Squad, Friends, Technic, Mindstorms (which was amazing!), Creator, Castle, TMNT and City.  Everything looked pretty great to me, although I don't have any massive interest in these themes.

What was interesting was the Collectable Minifigures bit ... whilst no new figures were on display, they did confirm that Series 10 would be out around May and Series 11 would be seen in November (although the catalogue says September).

Series 10 appears to have a "Find Mr Gold" promotion, and although the details were pretty limited, it seems that there might be a single gold figure in the box somewhere.  The guy we were with didn't know if it was in place of one of the 16, or in addition or whether it would be a unique gold figure or a gold version of one of the 16.  Still, one to look out for ... it's ok if you buy a whole box and sell the spares, but it'll be a pain for those that buy figures as and when they can!

Series 10 will be in gold packaging (maybe that's why there's the chase figure promotion?) and Series 11 will be in green.

In other news, I found the "tat" stall and it seemed to have new torches coming and a new light featuring Boba Fett.  They also the same in the style of old school spacemen.

 

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Re: UK Toy Fair 2013 ... Other Stuff

Postby Mister Ed » Tue Jan 22, 2013 5:50 pm

I assume it is a gold version of one of the 16, otherwise people would be able to identify it by feel, which I assume they are trying to avoid.
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Re: UK Toy Fair 2013 ... Other Stuff

Postby The_Chosen_1 » Tue Jan 22, 2013 6:02 pm

There weren't any new TMNT sets on display, correct? Just the current wave?
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Re: UK Toy Fair 2013 ... Other Stuff

Postby bigospedros » Wed Jan 23, 2013 2:48 am

The_Chosen_1 wrote:There weren't any new TMNT sets on display, correct? Just the current wave?


Just current wave yes ...
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Re: UK Toy Fair 2013 ... Other Stuff

Postby Mister Ed » Wed Jan 23, 2013 6:17 am

Any thoughts on the Creator Treehouse set? That one intrigues me, but a lot depends on what the "tree" part looks like.
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Re: UK Toy Fair 2013 ... Other Stuff

Postby Gooker1 » Wed Jan 23, 2013 11:11 am

Again, I'm excited about the new package colors for the minifig series. ROFL.
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Re: UK Toy Fair 2013 ... Other Stuff

Postby Mister Ed » Wed Jan 23, 2013 11:28 am

Gooker1 wrote:Again, I'm excited about the new package colors for the minifig series. ROFL.


Not me. I still want purple. ;)
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Re: UK Toy Fair 2013 ... Other Stuff

Postby bigospedros » Wed Jan 23, 2013 11:47 am

Mister Ed wrote:Any thoughts on the Creator Treehouse set? That one intrigues me, but a lot depends on what the "tree" part looks like.


It was a neat looking set from what I remember ... a few play features, mostly focusing on a well type mechanism. The tree is brick built and extends through the platform where the house is and up, but not higher than the roof of the house.
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Re: UK Toy Fair 2013 ... Other Stuff

Postby Ultron32 » Wed Jan 23, 2013 7:58 pm

Saw a retailers catalog:
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Re: UK Toy Fair 2013 ... Other Stuff

Postby Mister Ed » Thu Jan 24, 2013 6:23 am

So we're talking WAAAAY less than the "one per box" I saw rumored before.
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Re: UK Toy Fair 2013 ... Other Stuff

Postby Draykov » Thu Jan 24, 2013 8:02 am

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