toyforia.com https://toyforia.com Place for collectors to meet Thu, 13 Jun 2019 08:53:38 +0200 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.3 https://toyforia.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/cropped-1-24-diecast-model-reviews2-32x32.jpg toyforia.com https://toyforia.com 32 32 Hasbro is bringing back Micro Machines with a new partner https://toyforia.com/2019/06/13/hasbro-is-bringing-back-micro-machines-with-a-new-partner/ Thu, 13 Jun 2019 10:53:38 +0000 https://toyforia.com/?p=2102 As we said recently, nostalgia-filled toys are enjoying a lot of new attention. Seemingly right on que now Hasbro is bringing back the Micro Machines, ToyNews reports. The miniature toy cars were very popular in the 1980s and 1990s. They come as tiny toy cars styled with short bodies and big wheels. Hasbro released the […]

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Nostalgia toys are enjoying new life https://toyforia.com/2019/06/05/nostalgia-toys-are-enjoying-new-life/ Wed, 05 Jun 2019 08:28:59 +0000 https://toyforia.com/?p=2094 In the day of new technologies and interactive innovations, you might expect toys to be quite different than before. Yet, older toys seem better. It’s not that new toys are bad. It’s just that somehow older toys seem a bit more fun. It’s a case of nostalgia, but it works for companies. The day when […]

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Masha and the Bear expand into the US via Amazon https://toyforia.com/2019/06/03/masha-and-the-bear-expand-into-the-us-via-amazon/ Mon, 03 Jun 2019 06:33:45 +0000 https://toyforia.com/?p=2085 Masha and the Bear is a popular animated series in Europe and now it’s expanding internationally to more countries. Including the US via Amazon. Masha and The Bear will have a special spring campaign at The Entertainer The animated series has a lot of branding, toys and merchandise on the European markets. There are lots […]

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LEGO and NASA will release an Apollo 11 moon lander playset https://toyforia.com/2019/06/02/lego-and-nasa-will-release-an-apollo-11-moon-lander-playset/ Sun, 02 Jun 2019 09:05:32 +0000 https://toyforia.com/?p=2081 This year NASA will mark 50 years from the historic moon landing of Apollo 11. Among the many celebrations, NASA and LEGO will team up for a special playset. It will allow kids and fans of science to built their very own Apollo 11 lunar lander. And it’s quite the impressive playset. LEGO Stranger Things […]

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Teddy Bear Posse in Fargo gets a record number of stuffed animals https://toyforia.com/2019/06/01/teddy-bear-posse-in-fargo-gets-a-record-number-of-stuffed-animals/ Sat, 01 Jun 2019 06:31:09 +0000 https://toyforia.com/?p=2055 Some great news from Fargo. The local Teddy Bear Posse edition has gathered a record number of stuffed animals for donations in the latest run. KFGO News reported that the Midwest Radio of Fargo-Moorhead teamed up with Gate City Bank for the event. Together they managed to collect more than 5700 stuffed animals. Police officer […]

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LEGO Stranger Things playset brings the Upside Down in its glory https://toyforia.com/2019/05/30/lego-stranger-things-playset-brings-the-upside-down-in-its-glory/ Thu, 30 May 2019 08:02:13 +0000 https://toyforia.com/?p=2052 Fans of Stranger Things are going to be quite happy with LEGO. The company is releasing a new Stranger Things playset which features The Upside Down. The playset is quite big – nearly 2300 pieces and it will cost $200. It’s coming to the stores on June 1st. LEGO has quite the detailed press release, […]

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The 1:18 i-Scale Mercedes-Benz G Wagon is a great bang for the buck https://toyforia.com/2019/05/19/the-118-i-scale-mercedes-benz-g-wagon-is-a-great-bang-for-the-buck/ Sun, 19 May 2019 16:51:14 +0000 https://toyforia.com/?p=2046 The 1:18 i-Scale Mercedes-Benz G Wagon is a great diecast model for collectors. It comes with lots of details and the price is very reasonable. In the day and age of the diecast hobby where models become more and more expensive and often offer less detail and go for resin and plastic, some companies still […]

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Prototypes of Star Wars toys sell at auction for $47 000 https://toyforia.com/2019/05/03/prototypes-of-star-wars-toys-sell-at-auction-for-47-000/ Fri, 03 May 2019 08:58:39 +0000 https://toyforia.com/?p=2041 Classic toys, especially Star Wars action figures, always gather quite a lot of attention. Now a prototype of 1980s an Emperor’s royal guard figure set a record. An auction by Vectis Auctions sold a prototype of that figure for a a whopping $37 595, the BBC reports, quoted by StuffedParty.com. Also at the auction were […]

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Kickstarter becomes a go-to place for new games to get funding https://toyforia.com/2019/04/27/kickstarter-becomes-a-go-to-place-for-new-games-to-get-funding/ Sat, 27 Apr 2019 09:50:12 +0000 https://toyforia.com/?p=2038 These days people can get funding for almost anything thanks to the Internet. Platforms like Kickstarter are go-to places for new toys and games, ToyNews reports. Kickstarter announced that for the 10 years since 2009, the gaming sector has pulled in over $1 billion in pledges. Those money went to almost 17 000 game-related projects […]

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There’s now a Toy Story Monopoly which sounds epic fun https://toyforia.com/2019/04/24/theres-now-a-toy-story-monopoly-which-sounds-epic-fun/ Wed, 24 Apr 2019 09:30:17 +0000 https://toyforia.com/?p=2035 Can’t wait for June and Toy Story 4? Well, you can pass the time with the new Monopoly: Toy Story Edition board game. It’s just out in stores and sounds epic fun. Hasbro and Disney have teamed together for the new Monopoly game. It comes with a choice of several characters which are: Woody, Buzz, […]

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Could Brexit lead to dangerous toys in the UK? https://toyforia.com/2019/04/20/could-brexit-lead-to-dangerous-toys-in-the-uk/ Sat, 20 Apr 2019 07:03:18 +0000 https://toyforia.com/?p=2031 What will happen with Brexit may be unknown, but there are still plenty of worries. One of them is that there might be a flood of dangerous toys in the UK. This is what the consumer group Which? warned about this week, The Guardian reports. Dangerous cars, electrical goods and toys could flood into the […]

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Hasbro released the official images for its new Star Wars action figures for 2019 https://toyforia.com/2019/04/18/hasbro-released-the-official-images-for-its-new-star-wars-action-figures-for-2019/ Thu, 18 Apr 2019 08:23:13 +0000 https://toyforia.com/?p=2028 Star Wars will have another big year in 2019. It’s time for another big installment in the movie franchise. And it will come with lots of new toys. Hasbro has worked quite a lot. It has made over 20 new Star Wars action figures for this year. No wonder the collection bears the name Star […]

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Spin Master and Ikon are bringing back Bakugan https://toyforia.com/2019/04/13/spin-master-and-ikon-are-bringing-back-bakugan/ Sat, 13 Apr 2019 07:08:26 +0000 https://toyforia.com/?p=2024 The Bakugan toy line is coming back. It’s going to appeal to the new generation of fans with new toys and a new animated series, Bandt reports. Both Spin Master and Ikon are working together for the new series and toys. They will have a special campaign which will last several months. The new toy […]

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The day when stuffed animals become alive https://toyforia.com/2019/04/09/the-day-when-stuffed-animals-become-alive/ Tue, 09 Apr 2019 07:08:34 +0000 https://toyforia.com/?p=2022 Stuffed animals are quite the fun-and-life-loving things. They are always smiling, ready to have fun and to bring a smile to you at any moment. For all true fans of stuffed animals, our plushies do feel alive and real all the time. We can share with them and they help us out. I want to […]

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The Diorama – The True Way to The Diecast Utopia https://toyforia.com/2019/04/08/the-diorama-the-true-way-to-the-diecast-utopia/ Mon, 08 Apr 2019 07:05:00 +0000 https://toyforia.com/?p=2016 Every collector has thought about making some sort of a diorama for their collection. It is one of the best ways to turn your diecast utopia into a reality even if in a relatively small scale. There are countless of options when it comes to building dioramas. There’s only one true limit and that’s space. […]

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LEGO announces five new Avengers: Endgame playsets https://toyforia.com/2019/04/07/lego-announces-five-new-avengers-endgame-playsets/ Sun, 07 Apr 2019 07:04:27 +0000 https://toyforia.com/?p=2011 LEGO is doubling down on the Avengers: Endgame hype. The company released not one, but five new playsets allowing fans to experience the movie first hand. Each set has a different focus and potentially reveals a bit about the equipment and characters in the movie. Still, nothing really that major that you haven’t seen in […]

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Masha and The Bear will have a special spring campaign at The Entertainer https://toyforia.com/2019/04/02/masha-and-the-bear-will-have-a-special-spring-campaign-at-the-entertainer/ Tue, 02 Apr 2019 09:59:33 +0000 https://toyforia.com/?p=2007 Masha and The Bear continue to enjoy a lot of attention in the UK. So much, that they will now have a special spring campaign with The Entertainer stores. The campaign kicks off this week an will last until late April. It will feature heavy branding for Masha and The Bear at basically all stores […]

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LEGO reveals a new line of Disney minifigures https://toyforia.com/2019/03/26/lego-reveals-a-new-line-of-disney-minifigures/ Tue, 26 Mar 2019 07:33:29 +0000 https://toyforia.com/?p=2003 LEGO is ramping up its Disney line-ups with new stuff. Now the company introduced a whole new line of Disney minifigures with classic characters. The Disney Minifigures line is now in its second wave. This one features 18 new figures from several popular series. If you want to learn more check it out StuffedParty.

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LEGO honors the 90th Anniversary of Mickey Mouse with a special set https://toyforia.com/2019/03/21/lego-honors-the-90th-anniversary-of-mickey-mouse-with-a-special-set/ Thu, 21 Mar 2019 08:14:09 +0000 https://toyforia.com/?p=1999 On November 18th, 1928 the world saw the first ever animation of Mickey Mouse. Now LEGO wants to honor that with a special play set. The Steamboat Willie LEGO playset will launch on the 1st of April 2019. It’s going to be quite the unique piece. For more info check it out here.

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The 3rd Teddy Bear Posse in North Dakota needs 4000 stuffed animals https://toyforia.com/2019/03/19/the-3rd-teddy-bear-posse-in-north-dakota-needs-4000-stuffed-animals/ Tue, 19 Mar 2019 07:51:01 +0000 https://toyforia.com/?p=1996 The 3rd Teddy Bear Posse in North Dakota is underway. The goal this year is to gather 4000 new stuffed animals for hospitals and emergency responders. This year Gate City Bank and Midwest Radio Fargo are again the main organizers. They collect new teddy bears and other stuffed animals, KFGO reports. For more info check […]

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How to Improve the Exhaust Pipes on a Diecast Model – part two https://toyforia.com/2019/03/18/how-to-improve-the-exhaust-pipes-on-a-diecast-model-part-two/ Mon, 18 Mar 2019 07:54:23 +0000 https://toyforia.com/?p=1988 When drilling the holes, be very careful not to crack the pipes. To prevent that, pick the smallest drill you have and work slowly and carefully. Of course there are times where the model has completely wrong exhausts or ones that are badly made. In this case it is best to completely replace them. There […]

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Bugatti shows off one of the most expensive toys ever https://toyforia.com/2019/03/16/bugatti-shows-off-one-of-the-most-expensive-toys-ever/ Sat, 16 Mar 2019 09:11:16 +0000 https://toyforia.com/?p=1990 Bugatti is famous for its very expensive hypercars and now this translates into very expensive toys, as well. Maybe even the most expensive ones ever. The company introduced its new Bugatti Baby. The name sounds cute, but it’s actually not quite the Baby. What it is is a small classic “pedal” car. Instead of pedals […]

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How to Improve the Exhaust Pipes on a Diecast Model https://toyforia.com/2019/03/14/how-to-improve-the-exhaust-pipes-on-a-diecast-model/ Thu, 14 Mar 2019 07:41:45 +0000 https://toyforia.com/?p=1984 How to Improve the Exhaust Pipes on a Diecast Model – part one Exhaust pipes can have a tremendous effect on the realistic look of a diecast model. Good exhausts will improve the look of even the cheapest models while a bad one will ruin even the most expensive model. Happily there are several ways […]

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Thinkway intros new interactive Toy Story 4 action figures https://toyforia.com/2019/03/11/thinkway-intros-new-interactive-toy-story-4-action-figures/ Mon, 11 Mar 2019 07:38:10 +0000 https://toyforia.com/?p=1980 The days to the debut of Toy Story 4 are ticking away. New toys from the movie are coming one after another. Among them are the new Thinkway action figures. The new range introduces interactive Buzz Lightyear and Woody figures among some new characters. Both new figures feature voice-activation and can fall down on command. […]

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Hasbro introduces a new plush Elmo who gives out hugs https://toyforia.com/2019/03/07/hasbro-introduces-a-new-plush-elmo-who-gives-out-hugs/ Thu, 07 Mar 2019 07:48:20 +0000 https://toyforia.com/?p=1976 The “family” of Elmo stuffed animals continues to grow. Hasbro now adds yet another interactive Elmo. This one is plush and gives out hugs. Love To Hug Elmo is 13-inches tall and loves hus. No, really. He LOVES them. He will even throw his arms up in the air and ask for hugs. For more […]

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1:43 scale – Popular for a Reason – part two https://toyforia.com/2019/03/05/143-scale-popular-for-a-reason-part-two/ Tue, 05 Mar 2019 07:29:16 +0000 https://toyforia.com/?p=1971 In general the upsides of 1:43 are more than the downsides. There is one thing that was a deal breaker for me though. The cars in the scale are too small in for the manufacturers to include lots of the features 1:18 models have. I like details and features and they are a rare thing […]

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This LEGO Ford Mustang might just be LEGO’s best vehicle yet https://toyforia.com/2019/02/27/this-lego-ford-mustang-might-just-be-legos-best-vehicle-yet/ Wed, 27 Feb 2019 09:57:37 +0000 https://toyforia.com/?p=1968 We love our LEGOs and especially some of the special playsets. One of them are the big vehicles made after real cars. But most of them weren’t that great. Don’t get us wrong. As LEGOs in their own universe, they are superb. But they were far off the real car. Of course, LEGO’s blocky nature […]

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1:43 scale – Popular for a Reason https://toyforia.com/2019/02/24/143-scale-popular-for-a-reason/ Sun, 24 Feb 2019 11:22:41 +0000 https://toyforia.com/?p=1963 The 1:43 scale is widely regarded as the true collectors’ scale. And in many ways it is. The two biggest upsides of the scale are the size and choice. You can have hundreds of models fitted in a cabinet that would normally house a couple of dozen 1:18s. And there is a 1:43 of virtually […]

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Hasbro releases a special LOL Surprise Monopoly https://toyforia.com/2019/02/21/hasbro-releases-a-special-lol-surprise-monopoly/ Thu, 21 Feb 2019 07:47:26 +0000 https://toyforia.com/?p=1959 Hasbro and MGA Entertainment have a new partnership. It will see both companies releasing toys about their properties. Like a LOL Surprise Monopoly. It’s quite the unique piece of Monopoly games out there. One of the reasons for that is it uses all of LOL Surprise’s tools. Check it out Hasbro releases a special LOL […]

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LEGO introduces AR playsets https://toyforia.com/2019/02/18/lego-introduces-ar-playsets/ Mon, 18 Feb 2019 07:24:40 +0000 https://toyforia.com/?p=1955 LEGO is once again on top of all tech trends in toys. The company now introduced a new line of playsets featuring AR (Augmented Reality). The new LEGO Hidden Side are your typical playsets at first glance. They are for kids ages 7+ and feature an interesting ghost looking building and surroundings. Check it out: […]

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