Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Toy Fair Recap: Jakks Pacific

Oozing through the Jakks showroom is one of our favorite mystery compounds - Nickelodeon Slime! That’s right the gross-out green substance returns this year and it's slimier than ever. Jakks also has a great line-up of non slime toys heading to stores this year including the very cool Night Vision goggles, a line of Harajuku inspired fashion dolls called Juku Couture, the Girl Gourmet Cupcake Maker, which does exactly what the name implies - makes delicious cupcakes, and a new collection of Discovery Kids science and learning themed toys.

Jakks is also introducing new Hannah Montana dolls and accessories including the massive Malibu Beach House and new In Concert Dolls. For kids who want to make believe they are Hannah, the Rockin' Electric Guitar and Rock Star Acoustic guitar are both back with updated styles and colors while the new Rockin' Keyboard joins the line of rocktastic toys.

Wrestling fans have a ring full of new figures to look forward to in 2008 as Jakks amps up its World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) line of figures, playsets, and accessories. Another popular line of figures, Pokemon, will also be expanded this year focusing on collecting and interchanging pieces.