Friday, January 1, 2016

Imaginext Into 2016! New DC Super Friends & More!

While we have a few items still yet to be released that were announced mid-2015, a slew of new items have been announced (and un-announced) for release in 2016. Some of the items still absent from shelves in 2015 are the long awaited Target exclusive DC Justice League Sinestro & Cheetah 2-pack, the Firestorm figure, and the Power Rangers Pink Ranger and Zord set. Calls into the Fisher-Price customer service line get varied answers on release times, mostly saying they've already been released. So unless Target has some crazy backlog in their warehouses, then I feel the Fisher-Price customer service info may be off. Hopefully these missing items will show up shortly along with the rest of these new Imaginext products. There is some other items that we've gotten glimpses of, like a new Batman robot, and a new Toys R Us Batman and Cycle set, but since there's little to no info on them I've left them off.

Imaginext Moto Pilots
It may be sad to say, but these can likely be placed on the "never gonna happen"list. Listings for these toys were found on a Spanish language version of the Fisher-Price site. The "Where to Buy?" option gave no store listings. Could they still be upcoming? Yes, maybe so. But seeing as how the toys have been used as exclusive filler for the DC Super Friends line makes it seem like they've already been taken out of the line-up. For the U.S. market at least. I hope not though, these are pretty cool looking toys.
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Imaginext Axle & Motorcycle
Children will be the masters of the road with this amazing bike! Axle is ready to run, fight and do what it takes to become the master of the road! His bike is very fast and is equipped with a secret weapon, if another vehicle approaches you it can be overturned! Axle sits on the bike, black side will turn orange to warn and that indicates it is ready to run. Where will Axle go? It just depends on the imagination of children, fasten your seat belts!

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Imaginext Spider & Vehicle
With Spider and his vehicle, children become masters of the road! These pilots are ready to run, fight and do what it takes to become masters of the road! Spider's four-wheeled vehicle is equipped with tongs to catch other vehicles and send them for a ride! By placing Spider in the pilot's seat, stripes on the vehicle appear to indicate to his rivals that he is ready to get going! Where will Spider go? It just depends on the imagination of children, fasten your seat belts!

Imaginext DC Super Friends
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Imaginext DC Super Friends Battle Shifterz
These toys have seen early release in the United Kingdom, and some varied and unconfirmed sightings in the U.S. in late Fall 2015. Now they seem to be popping up (with confirmed sightings) in the U.S. in a wide release. This series is comprised of 3 figures with add-on battle armor bits. You get 2 re-released figures in the Superman and Lex and another new Batman figure. Seeing as how these 3 will play so prominently in the upcoming Batman/Superman movie makes sense for their release.

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Imaginext DC Super Friends blue grey Batman Transforming Batcave イマジネックスト アメコミ バットマンImaginext DC Super Friends blue grey Batman Transforming Batcave イマジネックスト アメコミ バットマン
Imaginext DC Super Friends Transforming Batcave
The following is the official blurb about the toy from Fisher-Price:
Watch this mini Batcave play set transform right before your eyes! All the features of the original Imaginext Transforming Batcave, minus the lights and 6 inches in the middle. Batman has always had the coolest tools and gadgets to fight crime in Gotham City – and his Batcave headquarters is no exception! Turn the middle Power Pad to transform the play set – the platforms, Batcomputer screens and Batwings open to reveal a “high tech” command center. Turn the top Power Pad to open the armory and gear Batman up for battle. There’s even a sparring dummy that rotates to let Batman practice his Ninja moves! Uh, oh…The Joker is stirring up trouble! Push a switch on the lower Power Pad to open the garage doors so Batman can speed away to his latest crime-fighting adventure. And no Batcave would be complete without a jail, elevator and projectile launcher to add to the story and the adventures! With a headquarters loaded with so much fun, The Joker will be no match for Batman and your young Super Hero’s imagination!

This is a re-colored and slightly altered version of the Transforming Batcave we got in 2015. As stated in the first line from above, a layer has been removed from the toy making it a bit shorter than the previous release. Weird that they even mention that in the text. It also comes with 2 different figure than offered before. Sadly the same Joker we've seen in multiple other releases and a new version Batman figure done up in the traditional blue and grey.

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Imaginext DC Super Friends "Foil-Bag" Figure Collection
These images popped up on the Fisher-Price website one night and then just a day or so later were removed. The other products that were posted at the same time, the new Transforming Batcave, some SpongeBob items and such were all kept online. Were these items cancelled products? Did someone just jump the gun and posting future items? No clues yet about when, where or if these will be released, but they do look quite cool.
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In what would be the first series of licensed Imaginext blind bag figures we get an assortment of fan requested figures (purple Catwoman, new Two-Face), wide release alternate versions of store exclusives (Slade, Nightwing), a couple alternate looks and even a new character (Red Hood).

So I have to keep up ope that some of these items actually find their way into stores, like with the Imaginext Moto toys, and the DC blind bags figures. I don't know if I can take more long standing questions like we have with the Sinestro, Cheetah, Firestorm and Pink Ranger Zord releases. I'm just not that patient of a person.



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    1. Fantastic find! I am definitely looking forward to them myself.

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    2. Any idea where I can find them. My kid was looking at this post with me and is going crazy.

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  2. As of now, they are just in the U.K., but should be elsewhere soon. I have seen them for sale on Ebay UK, but you would be looking at $15-$20 each after shipping.

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