During Toy Fair NY 2015, one of my favorite booths to visit was Bandai America Incorporated, who are manufacturer and master toy licensee of popular toys brands including Power Rangers®, Big Hero 6, SprüKits, among other preschool, collector and hobby product lines.
Note: I attended Toy Fair NY as media. No other compensation was received. Views expressed are always 100% my own.
When I walked into the Bandai America booth, I was excited to see a few toy friends including my favorite personal healthcare assistant. Baymax!
Bandai’s new creative Hatch ‘n Heroes toy line is a fun and surprising way to play with all you favorite characters. Each figure starts in its simple oval shape “egg” which you can transform into your favorite Disney and Pixar characters. A couple twists and you have an iconic figure to play with.
The Big Hero 6 Hatch ‘n Heroes (SRP $6.99) includes Nurse Bot Baymax and Armored Up Baymax from Disney’s Big Hero 6. Each sold separately.
The Toy Story Hatch ‘n Heroes (SRP $6.99) includes your favorite characters from Toy Story. Characters included are Woody, Buzz Lightyear, Rex, Bullseye and the Alien. Each sold separately.
The Cars Hatch ‘n Heroes (SRP $6.99) includes your favorite characters from Cars. Characters included are Lighting McQueen, Mater, Francesco, The King, Sherriff and Red. Each sold separately.
With Bandai SprüKits, kids and adult fans can build their favorite action figure characters including those from DC Comics, Microsoft’s Halo®, Dentsu, and Pokémon (new for 2015) and have their creation look like a great collectable action figure without needing any glue, paint or scissors, as is typically expected in a model kit.
SprüKits are offered in three building levels to accommodate builders of all abilities. Level 1 figures are designed to be entertaining and easy to assemble. For those builders looking for the next challenge, Levels 2 and 3 kits increase in complexity and build time, which delivers a larger figure with sharper details, and increased articulation.
New for 2015 is Pokémon’s Pikachu and Mewtwo.
For 2015 new 52 Batman, The Dark Knight Rises Batman, New 52 Superman, and the Original Comic The Joker.
New from DC Comics for 2015 is the The Dark Knight Rises Bane, and New 52 Flash.
The “Big Hero 6” line from Bandai America will includes a variety of action figures, play sets and role play items, many with enhanced sound and light features.
Articulated with detailed styling, Baymax and Fred come to life in the “Big Hero 6” 6-inch Feature Figures (SRP $12.99), each character boasting its unique display of strength and power. Launch Fred’s fireball with his spring-loaded feet or just bounce him around. Baymax’s power-punching feature activates with a pull back of his fist and let it fly.
These Hiro Hamada or Baymax masks (SRP $9.99) featuring comfortable padding with an adjustable strap, fans can take on the evil forces of San Fransokyo as “Big Hero 6” heroes with these great looking masks.
With Armor-Up Baymax (SRP $19.99) you can transform Baymax from his 6” white nursebot form to an 8”-crime fighting super hero. Twenty body armor pieces construct a powered-up Baymax, growing two inches in height while preparing for battle in his red armored suit.
Now entering into its 22nd season, Saban Brands and Bandai celebrate the legacy of the Power Rangers series with the launch of Power Rangers Dino Charge. This season is all about unleashing the power of the Dino Chargers to power up a collection of dino-fueled battle gear, Zords and Megazords!
Unleash the battle power with the chomping Dino Spike (SRP: $29.99)! The Dino Spike is more than a fun battle-play sword – it features awesome chomp action, light and battle sound effects. Insert any Dino Charger to “Charge It Up” with even more effects! Then, pull the lever to unleash giant chomping teeth and even more battle sounds! The Dino Spike comes with 1 Dino Charger.
Charge Up your Dino Charge battle gear and Zords with the Power Rangers Dino Charge Dino Charger Power Pack (SRP: $7.99)! Included in each pack are two Dino Chargers and one Dino Zord. The push of a button activates 4-sided flip-through graphics on each Dino Charger! Attach the head and tail pieces of each Dino Zord to the Chargers to morph your Charger into a Dino Zord, or mix and match the head and tail pieces to make all new Dino creations!
The centerpiece of the Power Rangers’ Zord Builder arsenal is the iconic Deluxe Megazord! The Dino Charge Megazord (SRP: $34.99) can morph between 3 Dino Zords to form the massive Megazord and bring the ultimate strength to the battle.
Kids can rev up the action with these all new and improved Power Rangers Dino Cycles (SRP: $14.99). Each Cycle comes with an exclusive articulated 5-inch Figure. You can morph the Cycle into two separate attack Dino Zords! Mix and match Cycles with the Deluxe Megazord or any of the other Zord Builder items to create powerful Megazord combinations.
Take down evil monsters with the help of the Power Rangers Mixx N Morph figures (SRP $9.99)! Mixx up parts from Power Rangers, Zords, Megazords, and more to create the ultimate battle figure. Collect and combine with other Power Rangers Mixx N Morph figures to create endless fun combinations! Each sold separately.