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The hottest toys we saw at Toy Fair 2018, from chatty Wookiees to infinity gauntlets

Senior Writer, Yahoo Entertainment
Yahoo Movies

With new installments of Star Wars, Jurassic Worldand the Avengers headed our way this summer, movie fans have plenty to cheer about. The same goes for toy lovers, who can look forward to action figures, play sets, board games, and other playthings based on 2018’s biggest blockbusters and hottest television shows. Yahoo Entertainment spent the past weekend at New York City’s annual festival for toys, Toy Fair, where we got to see both the new and retro movie- and TV-related toys that everyone will be talking about this year. Scroll through the gallery and start getting your holiday wish lists ready now.

Lego ‘Star Wars’ Kessel Run Millennium Falcon

It took Han Solo only 12 parsecs to make his famous run through the Kessel Mines. See if you can lap that record as you assemble this 1,414-piece Lego Millennium Falcon, which comes complete with laser turrets and a Dejarik board. (Photo: Lego)

Force Link 2.0 Kessel Run Millennium Falcon

If you prefer your Falcons in a non-Lego variety, Hasbro has this Force Link 2.0-enabled re-creation of the signature Star Wars spacecraft, including ejectable panels and a detatchable escape pod. Somehow we think that both of those elements are going to be part of the big Kessel Run sequence in Solo: A Star Wars Story. (Photo: Hasbro)

Ultimate Co-Pilot Chewie

It’s the Star Wars answer to Teddy Ruxpin: an interactive Chewbacca doll who talks, uh, growls on command and can also be rocked to sleep or tickled into a laughing fit. Warning: Kids might have to compete with their parents for cuddle time with this adorable Wookiee. (Photo: Hasbro)

Assorted ‘Solo’ Action Figures

Solo‘s core four team of Han Solo, Chewbacck, Qi’ra, and Lando strikes heroic poses while an Imperial trooper looks on. (Photo: Hasbro)

Han and Chewbacca

Why are Han and Chewie so muddy? We’re guessing it’s because we’re catching them mid-jailbreak, which also explains the chains on their ankles and Chewie’s missing bandolier. This suggests that Solo will be borrowing a discarded piece of Expanded Universe mythology, in which the pilot helped an enslaved Chewbacca escape the Empire and earned the Wookiee’s life debt in the process. (Photo: Hasbro)

Lando and L7-37

Before Han and Chewie take over the Millennium Falcon cockpit, Lando and his droid sidekick, L7-37, pilot the galaxy’s fastest ship side by side. (Hasbro)

Nerf Glowstrike Han Solo Blaster

Being a smuggler is a 24-hour job, so it’s handy to have a blaster you can use at all times of day. Glow-in-the-dark capabilities means that you can take aim at your enemies during the morning, noon, and night. (Photo: Hasbro)

Force FX Riot Baton

If, as we suspect, Han has to spring Chewie from prison during Solo, chances are they’ll be facing off against Stormtroopers armed with these riot-quelling batons. (Photo: Hasbro)

Jabba’s Sail Barge

Owning a highly detailed 4-foot, 14-pound re-creation of Jabba’s barge from Return of the Jedi is every Star Wars fan’s dream. And now they can bring that dream to life by heading over to Hasbro’s latest initiative, HasLab, a Kickstarter-like service that allows toy lovers to back these projects with their own funds. If this idea takes flight, HasLab could, um, kick-start a whole line of fan-demanded galactic merch. (Photo: Hasbro)

Jabba the Hutt Slime Lab

Now the truth can be told: The Hutt fortune is built on … slime? Kid scientists can manufacture the gooey green stuff with this Star Wars Science kit. (Photo: Basic Fun)

Maz Kanata Mighty Muggs

Lightsaber collector. Union buster. Superior lover. Maz Kanata is all of these things, and now she’s also a Mighty Mugg — one of Hasbro’s Funko POP like vinyl figures with three different expressions. (Photo: Hasbro)

‘Star Wars’: Black Series Admiral Holdo

She saved the Resistance, and now the heroic Admiral Holdo (RIP) anchors a new line of richly detailed Black Series 6-inch figures. (Photo: Hasbro)

‘Pacific Rim: Uprising’ Titan Redeemer

When you’re facing off against a monsterous kaiju, it’s always good to come armed with a “Ball of Death.” That’s the key feature affixed to this all-new Jaeger makings its debut in Pacific Rim: Uprising. (Photo: Diamond Select Toys)

‘Pacific Rim: Uprising’ Hakuja

The kaiju have clearly grown a lot in the 10-year gap that separates Pacific Rim and Pacific Rim: Uprising. This giant Hakuja marks the next stage in creature-feature evolution. (Photo: Diamond Select Toys)

‘Incredibles 2’: Jack-Jack Attacks

Prepare for a Jack-Jack attack courtesy of this adorable ultra-adorable doll, which sparks to life when you push its tummy. Hear the littlest Incredible laugh, shout, and show off his multitude of emerging powers. (Photo: Jakks)

‘Incredibles 2’ Power Couple

The couple that fights crime together, stays together. Throw Elastigirl into action, literally, with Mr. Incredible’s launching ability, which projects his better half up to 20 feet. (Photo: Jakks)

‘Incredibles 2’ Junior Supers Figures

Unite the entire Incredibles clan for family-friendly adventures inspired by the movie or, even better, your own imagination. (Photo: Jakks)

‘Incredibles 2’ Junior Supers Vehicle

Eltastigirl has her Elasticycle, and Mr. Incredible has this dart-firing ride aimed at the 4-year-old racing crowd. (Photo: Jakks)

‘Incredibles 2’ Frozone Play Set

This Frozone-themed play set is cool as ice. Launch Samuel L. Jackson’s chilly alter ego into battle via a zippy ice slide. (Photo: Jakks)

Marvel’s Wasp

It’s about damn time, indeed. Evangeline Lilly’s Wasp finally gets her own costume … and her own action figure, courtesy of Hasbro. (Photo: Adam Lance Garcia)

Ant-Man and the Wasp

The titular stars of Marvel’s upcoming summer blockbuster, Ant-Man and the Wasp, show off some serious ‘tude in these poseable Hasbro figures. (Photo: Adam Lance Garcia)

Thor and Lady Sif

While she wasn’t present for the fall of Asgard in Thor: Ragnarok, Lady Sif is reunited with the Thunder God in a line of Hasbro-made figures celebrating the 10th anniverasry of Marvel Studios. (Photo: Adam Lance Garcia)

Infinity Gauntlet Replica

Flex your fingers, and wield the might of the Infinity Stones, with this full-size replica of the Infinity Gauntlet — soon to be heavily featured in Avengers: Infinity Warfrom Marvel Legends and Hasbro. (Photo: Adam Lance Garcia)

‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’

More toys for Spidey’s first foray into big-screen animation will be unveiled this fall, but Hasbro unveiled an early peek at this Miles Morales figure, which can pivot on a dime to fire projectile web darts. (Photo: Adam Lance Garcia)

‘Black Panther’ Strike Gauntlet

Strike back at Wakanda’s enemies with this dart-firing gauntlet, made in the style of the No. 1 Disney princess — and the Q to Black Panther’s 007 — Shuri. (Photo: Adam Lance Garcia)

‘Black Panther’ Toys

Black Panther smashed box-office records, so look for these Hasbro-made tie-in toys to similarly reach new heights at toy retailers everywhere. (Photo: Adam Lance Garcia)

‘Black Panther’ RC Stealth Cruiser

Get all stealthy with this driveable version of T’Challa’s cruiser. (Photo: Jakks)

‘Black Panther’ RC Talon Fighter

After speeding around in Black Panther’s Stealth Cruiser, take to the skies in the high-flying Talon Fighter, piloted by remote control. (Photo: Jakks)

Mr. Potato Head Avengers Set

Get an infinity of superhero-clad Potato Heads in this Avengers: Infinity War set, containing costumes for the Hulk, Iron Man, and Black Widow. (Photo: Adam Lance Garcia)

‘Jurassic World’ Kamigami Robots

Perfect for the dino lover (and STEM student) in your household, this build-it-yourself dino robot can move, growl, and attack with the aid of an easily downloadable mobile app. (Photo: Mattel)

‘Jurassic World’ Pterano-Drone

Why let Pteranodons have all the flying fun? Kids as young as 8 can achieve liftoff with this family-friendly drone. (Photo: Mattel)

‘Jurassic World’ Hatch ‘N Play Dinos

Hatch your very own dino-friend — not just once but multiple times! Unlike those single-use Hatchimal eggs, these shells don’t shatter permanently. Choose from one of four dinosaure species, each of which comes with its own special feature, from chomping jaws to super stomps. (Photo: Mattel)

‘Jurassic World’ Story Pack Assortment

Hop in the Gyrosphere as Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, or Blue the Velociraptor (figures sold separately) and take a whirl around Jurassic World … or what’s left of it anyway. (Photo: Mattel)

‘Jurassic World’ Vehicles

Put your tyke behind the wheel of these two Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom vehicles: a spiffy little jeep and a Velociraptor-fronted ATV. (Photo: Adam Lance Garcia)

Indoraptor Rampage at Lockwood Estate

This 1,000-plus-piece play set re-creates one of the biggest set-pieces in Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom and offers three levels of play. Minifigures include humans, dinosaurs, and even a baby dino or two. (Photo: Lego)

‘Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ Giant Figure Assortment

Nickelodeon’s all-new TMNT cartoon launches this fall and features Raphael, rather than Leonardo, as the leader of the quartet. These giant-size action figures come packed with plenty of Turtle Power. (Photo: Playmates)

‘Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ April O’Neil Action Figure

Meet the all-new April in the all-new TMNT cartoon: This artculated action figure comes with a pair of weapons, plus April’s own mutant sidekick. (Photo: Playmates)

‘Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ Epic Lair Play Set

Measuring in at 43-inches tall, this four-level play set has an upstairs and a downstairs, with a cityscape resting on top of three levels of sewer action. (Photo: Playmates)

Imaginext ‘DC Super Friends’ Wayne Manor Batcave

Square off with an angry Bane with Wayne Manor, and the Batcave, as your playground. Remember to light the Bat-Signal if you need help from your Super Friends. (Photo: Mattel)

‘DC Super Friends’ Hero Drive Signal Squad

These kid-friendly cars from Funrise can shine the symbols of their respective DC heroes in brightest daylight and darkest night. (Photo: Ethan Alter)

DC Collectibles Joker Bust

F/X legend Rick Baker may have retired from making big-screen monsters, but that leaves him with lots of time to craft impeccable replicas of classic comic-book villains. This richly detailed Joker bust is pricey, but it’s also a work of art. (Photo: Ethan Alter)

Hogwarts Great Hall

The Harry Potter franchise officially arrived on U.S. shores 20 years ago this fall when Scholastic published the American version of the first book in J.K. Rowling’s blockbuster book series. Two decades later and Hogwarts has never looked better than in this 878-piece Lego set. (Photo: Lego)

Wizard Training Wands

Get your wizard training in with these sound- and light-enabled wands, which come with 11 incantations that you can practice over and over until you’re a spell-casting master. Choose from wands wielded by Dumbledore, Voldemort, or young Potter himself. (Photo: Jakks)

Nerf Rival ‘Deadpool’ Apollo

Put your money where the merc with a mouth is. This Deadpool-branded Nerf gun is blasting its way into toy stores timed to the much-anticipated sequel. (Photo: Hasbro)

‘Deadpool’ Monopoly

The quintessential board game franchise meets Marvel’s most essential wisecracking assassin. (Photo: Adam Lance Garcia)

‘Star Wars’ Operation

Paging Doctor Rey: Your pal and co-pilot, Chewie, needs some serious help with his Porg problem. (Photo: Adam Lance Garcia)

‘Incredibles 2’ Monopoly Junior

No question about it: The Incredibles sequel has a monopoly on the summer’s animated offerings, both in theaters and at toy stores. (Photo: Adam Lance Garcia)

‘Aliens’ Adventure

Relive key scenes from James Cameron’s 1986 action classic with this cooperative role-playing adventure from gamemaker Gale Force Nine. (Photo: Ethan Alter)

Georgie and Pennywise ‘IT’ Dolls

These plush IT dolls from Factory Entertainment most definitely float. (Photo: Ethan Alter)

Mr. Rogers and Bob Ross Figures

PBS superstars Fred Rogers and Bob Ross are part of pop-culture history … and Funko’s line of vinyl figures. (Photo: Ethan Alter)

‘The Princess Bride’ Figures

Buttercup, Wesley, and Inigo Montoya Funko POP figures? As you wish. (Photo: Ethan Alter)

‘Doug’ Replicas

Dig these awesome Funko replicas of Doug Funnie, Patti Mayonnaise, and Porkchop from the classic kids show Doug. (Photo: Ethan Alter)

‘The Jetsons’ and ‘Rainbow Brite’ Figures

Fans of ’60s and ’80s cartoons can bond over their shared love of these Funko POP versions of The Jetsons and Rainbow Brite. (Photo: Ethan Alter)

‘Jurassic Park’ Figures

Turn back the Jurassic clock to Steven Spielberg’s 1993 blockbuster with these new Funko POP figures including Alan Grant, Ian Malcolm, and Isla Nublar’s top T. Rex. (Photo: Adam Lance Garcia)

Lin-Manuel Miranda Pin Mate

A superhero in the Broadway realm, the Tony Award-winning Hamilton mastermind is immortalized in wood as one of Entertainment Earth’s adorable Pin Mates. (Photo: Entertainment Earth)

Nickelodeon Collector Construction

Satisfy your inner ’90s child with these throwback construction kits from Basic Fun based on classic Nickelodeon shows like Hey Arnold!, Ren & Stimpy, and Aaahh!!! Real Monsters. (Photo: Ethan Alter)

Black Lightning Statue

Black Panther isn’t the only African-American superhero flexing his might with fans. The titular hero of the CW’s latest DC Comics-inspired series parlays his monster ratings into this sleek statue. (Photo: DC Collectibles)

‘The Nightmare Before Christmas’ Silver Anniversary Figures

Hard as it is to believe, Jack Skellington and his Halloweentown pals are 25 years young. Celebrate the movie’s silver anniversary with these ghoulishly great figures. (Photo: Diamond Select Toys)

Ray Stantz and Mood Slime

With the 20th anniversary of Ghostbusters II looming in 2019, what better way to get in the mood than with this mood slime-enhanced statue of Ray Stantz? Statue of Liberty figure not included. (Photo: Diamond Select Toys)

‘Stranger Things’ Meets ‘Ghostbusters’

McFarlane Toys secured the permission of both Netflix and Sony for this Stranger Things/Ghostbusters mash-up memorializing Season 2’s excellent Halloween episode. (Photo: Ethan Alter)

‘Masters of the Universe’ Figures

Upstart toymaker Super 7 is going back to basics with new versions of the Masters of the Universe heroes (and villains) made in vintage ’80s style. (Photo: Ethan Alter)


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