Toy Fair is a rather large test tube of possible fun. It's been held, in recent years, at the massive glass-walled Jacob Javits Center in New York City, inside which there's a swirl of new toys and that popular foreign substance we love here: video games.
Kotaku spent the weekend at Toy Fair 2011 in New York City to check out the newest toys around. From Transformers to Play-Doh to...Tetris the Card Game, we'll be showcasing the toys that gamers will love or just find downright weird.
So. Many. Video. Game. Toys. At. Toy. Fair. 2011. How 'bout we put a bunch of 'em in a gallery, huh? Sound good?
By the time I saw some Mario and Luigi Halloween costumes at Toy Fair in New York City today, I was done taking pictures of Mario merchandise. There's a lot of Mario stuff being made by a battalion of the world's toy-makers. Perhaps you've seen some of it. Around many corners at Toy Fair there was more Mario....
DC Comics's sculpture division makes a lot of statues, some of them of video games characters, some of them of super-heroes, and these that were at New York City's Toy Fair this weekend of their super-heroes as video game characters. All are from DC Universe Online, the massively multiplayer online game released for…
Last year, I went to Toy Fair and saw some Halo Mega Bloks. They were pretty cool. This year's are better. This line, which I shot at Toy Fair 2011, is slated for release throughout the year.
There were Tetris games at Toy Fair 2011 in New York City, but they weren't video games. First, this is Tetris the Card Game from Fundex. It's out this month.
We report so many sad stories about Final Fantasy these days, that's it is bizarre to post some possible good news. The news is just a batch of pictures, though. Please admire the newest Final Fantasy statues from Square-Enix.
The Plants Vs. Zombies board game is real. This is a prototype, essentially the rough draft of the game that the people at Screenlife are planning on making. I spotted it at Toy Fair 2011 where it was so new it wasn't even in Screenlife's printed brochure.
I found the Pokémon booth at Toy Fair 2011, and in the booth I found Pokémon DS cases, Pokémon card tins, a Pokémon movie, Pokémon toys... Pokémon, Pokémon, Pokémon. I also found some lovely Pokésymmetry.
Take a look at the next World of Warcraft statues from DC Direct. These are from the forthcoming Series Eight. Also, check out the premiere headless horsemen.
The amazing statue sculptors at NECA have new BioShock figures in the making. The coolest here at Toy Fair 2012 are the ones from BioShock Infinite. The new BioShock game is a long way away, so these won't be out, a NECA rep said, until Sept. 2012 or so. The game isn't slated for release until 2012 either. Waiting…
This line of Yoshis are just a fraction of the population of Nintendo toys and figures at Toy Fair 2011. These guys are from Global Holdings, a company that gets Nintendo items onto the shelves of Toys R Us, Wal-Mart, GameStop and other shops.
This is a Banshee prototype, one of a couple of impressive Halo prototype toys shown at Toy Fair 2011. Most of what was in the Halo section of the McFarlane toy company's booth has a release date, but the best stuff, like this Covenant vehicle, isn't quite ready for production.
The people at Gaming Heads make some impressive statues based on Valve's best games. Mixed in with some Left4Dead statues we've seen before, here at Toy Fair 2011 there are debuts of a Portal turret and a Left 4 Dead smoker.
I saw a bunch of toys at Hasbro's Toy Fair 2011 showcase today. These are some of the highlights. Not all of these are great toys, but most are delightfully odd.
We got a blink-and-you'd-miss-it teaser trailer for this summer's next Transformers video game today at a Hasbro toy showcase in New York City. That little bit promises a Transformers game from a good development team, a team that's sprinkling in a dash of car combat.
Not much was revealed about the new Transformers video game today in New York City, but a Hasbro 2011 showcase was full of new Transformers toys. Most, as you'll see, were based on the movies and are part of the push for this summer's third live-action Transformers movie, Dark of the Moon. (The game will be a prelude…
Back when I was a kid, I thought that toymakers were revolutionizing the game of Battleship when they made a version that had electronic sounds. But that innovation had nothing on Hasbro's fall-scheduled Battleship Live.
There is no doubt I'm at the Hasbro showcase for all of its new Transformers, Marvel, GI Joe and other toys here in New York City. The truck gives it away.