The big news out of the Toynami camp is that the Toynami/Tamashii partnership is a done deal. Official. Signed, sealed, delivered. 2009 will bring lots of Bandai Tamashii product to the US, and many of the lines you love will be available domestically.
Out of all the toy makers we saw at Toyfair 2009 I thought Lego had some of the coolest stuff, hands down. Yeah, that's right. Lego. First up is Bioncle and I think toy collectors and just fans of great design need to give this line a look.
I used to be such a comics nerd, but I am kind of glad my love of comics has not become a part of my toy collecting. There's a lot going on with Marvel and Hasbro and it can be pretty daunting to keep track of it all.
Of course the big draw at Hasbro was the Transformers, specifically the line for the Transformers the movie. Unfortunately, nothing was spoiled for us, save for the appearance of the Devastator toy. Includes HD video.
It has been said that the Clone Wars was the most successful Boys Property in 2008, but you wouldn’t know it by the amount of effort put into the presentation at Hasbro. According to the presenter, more than half of the line was not ready to be shown at Toy Fair, but would be shown at Comicon.