So Toy Fair is over for 2017 and the new toys are revealed, at least until San Diego in July.
For those who read our Sat-TOY-Day newsletter, and particularly our end of year review, you may remember some predictions we made for new figures in 2017. Some were educated guesses, others were more wishful thinking. So after the first big reveals of 2017, how many have we got right?
The image above was pretty much were characters we expected to see in 2017. Our first hit was the Episdose 7 Luke Skywalker who has been confirmed by Hasbro for 2017, although not as yet pictured. This was a no-brainer to be fair.
Daredevil from Netflix was a prediction for the Hasbro Legends 6" range - it was beyond my wildest imagination to see him in my favoured Select 7" scale or indeed via Mezco in the One:12 Collection.
For Select we did predict Spider-Man from Homecoming, but that was pretty much confirmed a few days later and at Toy Fair we finally got a glimpse of what a 7" Select Spidey will look like (who's buying two so one can go in your Civil War line up?)
And we pretty much hit the nail on the head with our Ghostbusters Select predictions even picking the very character in our image who would appear at Toy Fair to showcase what is coming.
In terms of misses there was no NECA Quarter Scale Ant-Man and no Dillon in the NECA Predator 30th Anniversary series. I think both of these are pretty much dead in the water now.
I still hold out hope for the Tarkin figure in the Black Series, whether it will happen in 2017 is yet to be seen. I am also pretty certain we will be seeing some impressive Thor & Hulk figures at SDCC 2017, we will see how close we got to those predictions in July.