The Tetris light by Paladone is such a cool product. We had these in stock last year before Christmas, and it was hard to keep them in stock. Good news–these will be back in stock around the end of June! You can configure this light in many different ways, and the pieces light up when they are touching the rest of the lamp. Once you remove the piece, it turns off! Check out our short demo, and Paladone’s fun promo. You can reserve one today on our site!
So this one may not be available, but I really like the idea. The lines clearing definitely adds a different element to the lamp. There is one Tetris lamp on the market, and it is the constructible Tetris light from Paladone. If you haven’t seen it yet, make sure to check it out.
Day 2 of Toy Fair has been interesting the last 2 years. There are no opening events, and it is usually a little less crowded, as some companies finish everything Sunday to get back to their offices. We started the day meeting with Diamond Comics. The items that we were impressed by the most was the Man of Steel line of Superman statues (unrelated to the movie). The first 5 statues were on display, and they showed quite a variety of artistic interpretations of the Superman character. We are excited to see if this line is as versatile and popular as the Batman Black and White statue line. We will have pictures of these up on our Facebook page later tonight:
Make sure to “like” our page for the latest news and updates. Diamond Comics also had the Icon statues from the Man of Steel movie on display for the first time. The Injustice 3 3/4″ figures were on display as well. If you follow DC Collectibles on Facebook, they had been teasing the Injustice Harley Quinn. It did not seem that many people liked the sculpt or costume of this figure, and I was expecting to be highly disappointed with these smaller figures. While they do not have the detail that the 6″ figures offer, the smaller size was better in person than I originally expected from the pictures I had seen. We found out there will be several Justice League box sets with exclusive sculpts and figures. I wish these sets included more new figures, instead of ones that have already been available separately, but we will see if that changes in the future. Batman Arkham City Series 4 was also on display along with the newest deluxe figure, Solomon Gundy. This will be similar in size to the Darkseid figure.
At Diamond Comics, we also saw new things from Diamond Select. The Walking Dead series 3 and 4 minimates were set up in a cool prison diorama. Robert Kirkman’s Thief of Thieves and Invicible will also be added to the Minimates lineup later in 2013. There will also be two new Walking Dead related games- Walking Dead Monopoly and Walking Dead Risk. The boxes were all that were available to see, so we were unable to see the tokens or Risk pieces–that was kind of disappointing.
The only other meeting that we had set up was with Paladone. We found that the Tetris lamps should be available again in April or May. There will also be a few new Tetris mugs, Tetris cookie cutters, and Tetris multi-tool/Swiss Army knife. These are pretty cool little collectibles for the Tetris fans. We stopped in with Monogram International. This company carries some Marvel and DC figures and novelties, like keychains, paperweights, etc. They have a solar powered paperweight of Thor’s hammer, which lights up. They will also be releasing a solar powered Iron Man hand, which lights up in the palm. We are excited to get some of these products in stock, and we hope that you like them too.
Our pictures should be up later today or tomorrow, and we’d love to hear which products you are excited for! Let us know, or ask any questions that you may have regarding Toy Fair news.
So the two of us from Florida have braved the post Nemo weather in NYC to bring you Toy Fair 2013. We are excited to see upcoming products, as well as get info on the newest announcements from each manufacturer. We are meeting with Kotobukiya, Funko, and Factory Entertainment tomorrow. On Monday, we will be meeting with Diamond Comics and Paladone Products. Tuesday will be a meeting with Bif Bang Pow. We also plan to check out many other manufacturers, and we look forward to sharing the latest news and pics with you. Last year was definitely a fun experience, and we hope that you enjoy the news as well! Let us know what info you are most interested in, and check back to share your thoughts on all the news!
It’s always fun to play with some toys that remind us of the classics–maybe this shows my age, but I’m OK with that. We just got these Pac-Man R/C Racers in stock, and they are fun. Each Pac-Man Racer moves in 4 directions and are controlled by an IR controller. I think the sound effects that come from the Pac-Man game are what really put this over the top. It was definitely a good race between Blinky and Pac-Man. These racers are sold separately, made by Paladone, and require 5xAAA batteries. What is your favorite vintage video game toy/novelty?
So we did our first YouTube video for JMD Retail. We put together a quick demo of the Tetris light from Paladone. Check it out here:
So you may have seen our post a while back on the Tetris light that is coming out soon. We actually just started working with the company that makes that product, Paladone. They make a lot of really cool products from Tetris, Pac-man, and other Paladone novelties. We have just placed our first order, and expect it to arrive in the next month.
We started with a few Tetris items, such as the light, cufflinks, alarm clock, ice trays, and mugs. The Tetris lamp can be configured into different shapes, and the pieces light up when they are stacked and turn off when you unstack them. The Tetris alarm clock uses a unique display that builds the time out of falling Tetris blocks! Then there are the Tetris cufflinks…if you want to attract attention or spark a conversation, this is definitely one way to do it.
We are hoping to expand into a few of their other product lines soon. Check out these products and let us know what you think!