Cartoon Network Toys At American International Toy Fair 2017 18th To 21st February

Cartoon Network Toys At American International Toy Fair 2017 18th To 21st February

Cartoon Network Toys At American International Toy Fair 2017 18th To 21st February

Today (21/02/2017), was the final day of the 2017 North American International Toy Fair at the Javits Convention Center and the Toy Center in New York. A lot of Cartoon Network and Warner Bros. Animation toys were showcased at the event (including Adult Swim’s Rick and Morty), so here’s a roundup of some of the new toys and games on display, also check out the previous Ben 10 toys blog post on the link below for more information.

https://www.regularcapital.com/2017/02/ben-10-toys-to-be-showcased-at-the-north-american-international-toy-fair-this-weekend/

Steven Universe Construction Sets

McFarlane Toys has unveiled a brand new Steven Universe themed construction set based on Mr. Universe Van on the show, the set was also on display at the Toy Fair. The set also includes Steven and Greg figures. McFarlane Toys has also announced that there will also be construction sets for Steven’s Bedroom Loft, the Temple Door and the Desert Fortress. The playsets will be available from August this year, with suggested retail prices from $7.99 to $34.99.

https://mcfarlane.com/news/nytf-17-reveals-first-looks-at-new-2017-figures-role-play-construction/

Cartoon Network Crossover Crisis: Animation Annihilation Deck-Building Game

Cryptozoic Entertainment will be releasing another edition of the Cartoon Network Crossover Crisis Deck-Building Game, but this time the game will feature The Powerpuff Girls, Uncle Grandpa, Mojo Jojo, Aunt Grandma (Uncle Grandpa’s female imposter), Fionna and Cake (gender-swapped Finn and Jake) and the Ice Queen (gender-swapped Ice King). The game will be released in the third quarter of 2017 with a recommended retail price of $40. The game is also compatible with games featuring Cryptzoic’s Cerberus Engine. Cryptozoic Entertainment has also worked with DC Comics to develop a Teen Titans Go! themed deck-building game, the game will be released in late 2017 with a recommended retail price of $25.

Looney Tunes: Space Jam Funko Pops

Also at the Toy Fair, Funko had their new Looney Tunes: Space Jam Funko Pops on display, the set includes vinyl figures of Bugs Bunny, Marvin The Martian, Taz and the movie’s main villian – Mr. Swackhammer and one of the basketball players from the Monstars – Blanko. A movie sequel to Space Jam – Space Jam 2 is currently in development at Warner Bros. and will be released in cinemas in 2019.

Rick and Morty Tabletop Games

Board games and trading cards company – Cryptozoic Entertainment have announced that they are working with Cartoon Network Enterprises to develop two new tabletop games based on two episodes of the popular animated Adult Swim show – Rick and Morty. The two new games are called “Rick and Morty: Anatomy Park Game” and “Rick and Morty: Close Rick-Counters of the Rick Kind Deck-Building Game”. Both games have been previewed at Cryptozoic’s booth at the Toy Fair, Rick and Morty: Anatomy Park Game is due to be released on 12th July 2017 and Rick and Morty: Close Rick-Counters of the Rick Kind Deck-Building Game will be released some time in the fourth quarter of 2017. Production on Rick and Morty Season 3 is now in progress.

Rick and Morty: Anatomy Park Game Description from the Cryptozoic Entertainment Press Release:

Rick and Morty: Anatomy Park Game is based on the first season episode “Anatomy Park,” in which Rick shrinks Morty and sends him into the body of Ruben, a homeless man in a Santa suit. It turns out that, in a joint venture with an eccentric and well-funded amoeba, Rick has built a microscopic amusement park inside a human body that will make them rich beyond their wildest dreams. Morty’s mission is to save the very strange park before it is overrun by the diseases that are running rampant.

The strategy game puts 2-4 players into Anatomy Park, deep inside of Ruben’s body. After choosing from six characters, players must design the best park possible by placing tiles while simultaneously avoiding and fighting Diseases, such as Tuberculosis and Hepatitis A. Certain actions (e.g., moving Ride Tiles around) shift around Ruben’s internal organs during gameplay and cause players to draw Bodily Reaction Cards, which result in unexpected effects and force players to act out embarrassing bodily functions. There are multiple game-ending conditions in which Ruben can live or die, affecting players and their final scores in various ways.

Rick and Morty: Close Rick-Counters of the Rick Kind Deck-Building Game Description from the Cryptozoic Press Release:

Rick and Morty: Close Rick-Counters of the Rick Kind Deck-Building Game is based on the Season 1 episode “Close Rick-Counters of the Rick Kind,” in which a group of Ricks from alternate realities arrive and accuse the show’s Rick of murdering other Ricks. After being taken to the Council of Ricks, Rick and Morty escape to track down the evil Rick who appears to be the one behind the murders and the kidnapping of numerous Mortys. However, the true motivations and identity of the villain turn out to be much more complicated.

The deck-building game uses Cryptozoic’s popular Cerberus Engine as various versions of Rick serve as both players’ oversized Hero cards and the Villainous Council of Ricks. Each player’s deck starts with the following cards: seven Genius Waves cards that give you Power, one Beth, one Jerry, and one Summer. The Beth, Jerry, and Summer cards do nothing, but can activate other cards. The “Kick” stack in other Cerberus games is now the Portal Gun stack. The Portal Gun activates the Portal deck, which transports a player’s Hero to a random Location from the episode or other popular places from the series. That player may then utilize that Location during his or her turn and has the option of paying the cost of the Location to put it into his/her deck.

https://www.cryptozoic.com/articles/new-rick-and-morty-tabletop-games-announced-cryptozoic-and-cartoon-network-enterprises-0

New We Bare Bears And Rick And Morty Merchandise

New We Bare Bears And Rick And Morty Merchandise

New We Bare Bears And Rick And Morty Merchandise

Recently, a lot of new Cartoon Network and Adult Swim merchandise has been released or announced, so here’s a roundup of some of the new merchandise.

Nom Nom We Bare Bears Plush

Japanese toy company – Banpresto, has released a soft plush of Nom Nom the Koala from We Bare Bears, now everyone can own this lovable jerk along with Grizz, Ice Bear and Panda. Craneking has also released smaller keychain versions of Grizz, Ice Bear, Panda and Nom Nom.

http://www.bpnavi.jp/toru/item/36816

As previously mentioned on the blog, Stackable plushes of Grizz, Ice Bear and Panda are also now available to pre-order at the Cartoon Network Shop:

https://www.regularcapital.com/2017/01/we-bare-bears-stackable-plush-toys-preorder-now-at-the-cartoon-network-shop/

http://www.cartoonnetworkshop.com/product/we+bare+bears+panda+12%22+plush+set+wbbguplushset.do?green=3AAE6F2E-819E-5091-960B-E5488B881F5C&AID=10280984&PID=4003003&ref=CJP

We Bare Bears Baskin-Robbins Ice Cream In South Korea

Cartoon Network South Korea has partnered with international ice-cream chain – Baskin-Robbins to sell We Bare Bears themed frozen dessert in the country. In the pilot episode, the Bears wanted to eat ice cream cake and one of the bears is named Ice Bear, so the association with ice cream is very appropriate.

http://www.baskinrobbins.co.kr/

New Rick And Morty Construction Sets

Entertainment Weekly has reported that McFarlane Toys will be releasing building playsets based on scenes in Adult Swim’s hit animated sci-fi sitcom – Rick and Morty. One of the sets will be based on the Smith Family’s Garage (or otherwise known as Rick’s Lab as it’s where he conducts his experiments). Other scenes from the show which will be made into sets include: Scary Terry’s Boiler Room and the Gromflam Base Science Lab. The playsets will be available in stores in the United States from August this year.

http://ew.com/tv/2017/02/15/rick-and-morty-mcfarlane-toys/

New Rick and Morty Funko Pops

Funko will also be expanding its range of Rick and Morty merchandise, including more Funko Pops vinyl toy figurines of Weaponized Rick, Weaponized Morty, Mr. Meeseeks, Mr. Poopy Butthole, Bird Person, Squanchy and Snowball. The new additions to the expanded range will be available from April this year. Funko will also be releasing a range of Rick and Morty Pocket Pop! Keychains, 5” Action Figures and Galactic Plushies in April. Rick and Morty licencing is handled by Cartoon Network Enterprises and Funko holds the master toy licence for Adult Swim’s Rick and Morty. Rick and Morty season three is currently in development and will air on Adult Swim in the US and elsewhere very soon.

http://www.animationmagazine.net/licensing/cartoon-network-names-funko-master-toy-for-rick-and-morty/

Adult Swim UK’s New Website

Adult Swim UK's New Website

Adult Swim UK’s New Website

Adult Swim UK has relaunched their website, at the moment it’s somewhat limited but it has a very good purpose as it lists the schedules for the Adult Swim on FOX and TruTV. The website has links to Adult Swim UK’s social media pages and a featured video. For a limited time only, Adult Swim takes over TruTV on Friday nights from 11pm, at present Adult Swim on TruTV is airing episodes from season two of Rick and Morty, season seven episodes of Robot Chicken, season two episodes of The Eric Andre Show, season two episodes of Mr. Pickles and season eight episodes of Squidbillies. TruTV is avaliable on Freeview channel 68, Sky channel 198, Freesat channel 154 and Virgin Media channel 212.

The Adult Swim block is currently airing a new show – Dream Corp LLC, season three episodes of Your Pretty Face Is Going To Hell, season two episodes of Mr. Pickles and season four episodes of The Eric Andre Show. FOX is the permanent home for Adult Swim in the UK, FOX is a pay-tv channel but FOX airs new episodes either a few weeks or a couple of months after their premiere in the United States, FOX is also available in high definition. Adult Swim on FOX airs on Thursdays from midnight (technically Friday morning) on Sky channel 124, Virgin Media channel 157 and TalkTalk TV channel 422.

Adult Swim on TruTV has its very own presentation and is treated separately from the rest of the channel, the block has unique next/now bumpers, video clip bumpers and promos.

Continuity of Adult Swim on TruTV (Recorded 18th November 2016):

The content on Adult Swim is not appropriate for children and airs way past the 9pm watershed on FOX and TruTV (both general entertainment channels). Unlike the United States, the UK doesn’t have an age rating system and channels aimed for children can’t air adult content; for these reasons Adult Swim UK does not air on Cartoon Network.

http://www.adultswim.co.uk/