I have to say that I have been less and less enthusiastic about super hero toys these last couple of years. I have multiple figures of most of my favourite characters at this point and there are just so many times you can get excited about getting another Iron Man or Batman. However I am quite thrilled about the giant Super Power figures from Gentle Giant. The Super Powers figures are one of my all time favourite toy line and I am looking forward to getting some of my favourites like Batman at a larger scale as well as getting a figure like Cyborg that I do not have at the original scale. I also hope that maybe down the road they get their hands on some of the unproduced prototypes and make large scale versions of them. I would love to own a Man-Bat.
Kotobukiya is also doing a line based on Super Powers. And while that line seems to have original sculpts they still seem to stay true in aesthetics and articulation to the original line. Depending on the price I will pick up some of those as well. So the next couple of years seem to be quite exciting for a Super Powers fan.
Another franchise I have not been too excited about in recent years. As with super hero figures I just have too many figures of my favourite characters to bother about buying them at a larger scale or with slightly more articulation. The hero mashers however look quite cool. I love the bulked up style. Boba Fett and Bossk look especially nice. Even the Jar Jar figure looks kinda bad ass. And they do not seem to feature any cloth capes, which I hate on a lot of the Hasbro Star Wars figures.
This is my favourite line at the moment and 2015 may be the best year since I started buying subscriptions. Even characters I thought would look quite plain in toy form, like Marla from New Adventures, turned out fantastic. In fact she may be one of my favourites this year. This year is also the first time I seriously consider getting the add-on subscription. The three figures shown for the 200x sub all look fantastic, as does the extra head pack.
I dig the new Bionicle villains and also love the Star Wars figures done in Bionicle style. I hope there will be a C-3PO since I think he would work quite well in that style.
O.k. the Kickstarter campaign already started before Toyfair. But seeing all the prototypes at the Four Horsemen booth is really cool. This line gets me even more excited then the Ravens did last year and I salute the Four Horsemen for getting these great original toy lines out there.
Hauke Scheer is a 3D-Printing Toy Designer, and creator of the quite frankly astounding Mechawhales, you can see tons of his work all over Facebook He also appears to own more Purple Rabbit Men than any sane man should....