Last month saw the end of an era for two great shows. We lost both Dexter and Breaking Bad. What will I do without Walter White and Dexter Morgan entertaining me every week? Whenever I am faced with such loss I take comfort in the things they left behind. Of course by that I mean the toys.
Dexter spawned 8 seasons and lots of great collectibles. With a whole line up of bobbleheads and figures every desk can have Miami’s favorite forensic expert. But by far my favorite collectible from the show is the Dexter Tin Tote. This is an awesome lunch box that looks like the famed ac unit that Dexter hides his blood slides in. Which is fitting since this set comes with a blood slide box and 3 blood slides with a 3 3/4″ figure. Now that’s something that will get me through those long Dexterless nights.
Breaking Bad also has some great toy options. Although there aren’t as many options with this line as with Dexter the demand is off the charts. Figures, bobbleheads, and plushes have been flying off the shelves, especially for those going through the Breaking Bad detox. I myself enjoy the Walt as Heisenburg figure the most. With lots of accessories this figure makes you want to relive the last 5 seasons of the best show on television.
So what will I watch now? There are lots of great options with the new Agent’s of S.H.I.E.L.D. show and the second season of Arrow. But, will their collectibles be just as great? Time will tell. What television collectibles do you want to see made?
Our internet ended up being kind of spotty at our hotel, so we apologize that we did not get these updates as quickly as we intended. We arrived at Toy Fair on the third day, and it was noticeably quieter than the first two days. The only meeting that we had set up was with Bif Bang Pow. We found some exciting news for fans of The Big Bang Theory. There will be 8″ figures of Sheldon, Leonard, Raj, Howard, and Penny. There will also be 3 3/4″ figures of these characters plus Amy Farrah Fowler and Bernadette. There will also be various novelties for the show-our favorites being journals featuring the Roommate Agreement and the Relationship Agreement.
Dexter will be featured with several new items as well. There will be a Dexter Blood Splatter Analyst bobble head, as well as a Dexter bobble head with sound. A new 3 3/4″ Dexter blood spatter action figure will also be on its way mid-year. The Dexter news that we found the most interesting is a collectors box to hold the blood slides that come with the figures. This box set will also include an air conditioner collectors tin and mini Dexter figure.
The rest of the day we checked out some booths that we had missed throughout day 1 and 2. We turned in an order with Monogram International, so we will start to have more Marvel and DC keychains and a wider assortment of Nightmare Before Christmas items for all of the fans of that classic movie. Another new vendor that we came across is Mimoco. This company makes cool USB flash drives and MicroSC card readers that are designed like Star Wars, DC, and other characters. We are pretty excited to see people’s reaction to these new items, and we will have them up on our site in the next few days.
Unfortunately, we did not get pictures of the Mimoco items from the convention, but we will have Dexter and Big Bang Theory pictures up soon on our Facebook:
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Overall this year was a very good year for Toy Fair. We are very excited about the new Kotobukiya Avengers Assemble ArtFX+, although that probably won’t release until early 2014. The Classic Avengers Hulk was also very impressive. Funko had so many new Pop and Wacky Wobblers to be excited about, especially Walking Dead. From DC Collectibles, the new Batman Black and White statues and Man of Steel Superman line look like they should be well received. We finished our trip up by riding the Staten Island Ferry to get a nice view of the city, walked around Manhatten a little bit in some of the best weather you could expect for a February in New York City. Now we are back in Florida, and getting back to work. We hope that you enjoyed the info from Toy Fair, and we look forward to hearing your thoughts on the new items!
The Big Bang Theory is becoming one of my favorite shows, and judging from the Facebook posts that I see, I’m not the only one. With the arrival of Raj next week, we will finally have a full-sized bobblehead of each character (plus several exclusive Sheldon’s in different comic hero shirts.) There is also the mini bobble head 5-pack. However, my favorite Big Bang related item is probably the Sheldon computer sitter. If you are stuck in an office and need something to brighten your day, having Sheldon sitting on the corner of your monitor should do the trick- I know it makes me smile, and it’s a good conversation starter as well. What is the coolest Big Bang Theory-related item that you’ve seen?