Tue
Feb 10 2009 8:01am

NYCC: Sci-Fi/Fantasy Toy Parade

Always a great place for the premieres of new and limited edition toys, figurines and memorabilia, this year’s Con was no disappointment. Here are some interesting new finds from this year’s NYCC...

“Faker” reissues available for the first time at the Mattel booth. Not this one but the toy-sized versions. When I was a kid, I begged my aunt to get me a He-Man, she got me a Faker. I tried to paint him into He-Man, now I just wish I had the original Faker.

Watchmen figurines inspired by the upcoming Warner Bros. movie were available at the Show Store and several other locations on the floor.

Also at the Show Store... a life-sized “Bone” plush, if were to live, from the integral Jeff Smith series of the same name. With the Javitz gridding reflecting from above, it looked like he was in prison. I saw at least two people who had freed him.

Yes, this is a Bruce Campbell figurine prototype.

Pac Man plushies... finally. At the Namco booth, this ghost hobbles (rather than hovers) after you when you press on its head.

Final Fantasy and Kingdom Hearts figurines at the Square Enix booth.

From Watchmen, these guns given to Edward Blake AKA “The Comedian” by Richard Nixon for his service to the country were on display at the DC booth.

I was never a huge fan of the Playmates turtles but this statue... I need this statue.

PVC set of the gothic manga/anime classic, Vampire Hunter D... includes D, Doris and, of course, Dracula.

8 comments
J Dalziel
1. BunnyM
Pac Man plushies... finally. At the Namco booth, this ghost hobbles (rather than hovers) after you when you press on its head.

Man, I have got to get me one of those, preferably one of Clyde.

Why yes, I am enough of a nerd to still know the names of all the ghosts. *slinks away*
james loyd
2. gaijin
I don't mean to dispute Mattel, but I could have sworn it was "Fakor" instead of "Faker." You know, like Stinkor, Skeletor, etc. and he had that little sticker on his chest that was supposed to look like android innards.
Jeff Shreve
3. flotsamjeffsam
I was hoping to see a one- or two-foot Sephiroth, like last year. My wife almost bought it last time; I think she would have capitulated if they'd brought it back. Sadly disappointed. *shaking fist*
aloneconformist
4. aloneconformist
re: BunnyM

What you call nerdy... I call passion. Bravo. Clyde was even plushier in person.
aloneconformist
5. aloneconformist
re: gaijin

You know, now that you mention it, I think you're right. It was Fakor. Damn, I wish I still had that thing!
aloneconformist
6. aloneconformist
re: flotsamjeffsam

Yea, Sephiroth 1-foot, sword made him 2-feet...
aloneconformist
7. thill2
Someone please tell me why that web address in the picture of FF figurines doesn't seem to get me to a page that has any contents? http://www.square-enix-shop.com/
aloneconformist
8. enixshopper
I think their site is just down .. I have their promotional catalog and it has the same URL. the Japanese version of their site seems to be working: http://www.square-enix.com/jp/.

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