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Robert Pearlman
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posted 02-16-2004 07:34 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The American International Toy Fair, which runs through Wednesday, brings more than 1,500 manufacturers, distributors, importers and sales agents from 30 countries to New York City to exhibit their new toys and on-going product lines.

Found among the many aisles of booths inside the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center are a handful of debuting space exploration toys:

Booth 442 - Takara USA

Originally introduced in Japan last year as hidden toys packaged with bubble gum, the Royal Museum of Science StarTales are coming to the U.S. market (though a street date has yet to be announced).


In addition to individual blister packs (with clear windows so consumers may pick and choose among the models they desire, Takara will also introduce two gift boxes of five models each.

Booth 1913 - Action Products International

By popular demand, Action Products' long-awaited female astronaut figure, Shuttle Payload Specialist Amy Taylor features over 15 points of articulation and authentic accessories. The bottom of her boots will be magnetized, allowing her to be suspended upside down or on the walls of future playsets or on your kitchen's refrigerator door. (Prototype mock-up is pictured).

Booth 5527 - Dragon Models USA

On display were Dragon's recently released Can.Do miniatures including their Saturn V and duo of Apollo moonwalkers. Also new to their line are models of the Space Shuttle Atlantis landing and the Space Shuttle Endeavour with Solid Rocket Boosters (SRBs) and External Tank (ET).

Booth 6417 - Odyssey Toys

New to their popular line of Scapes wooden playsets and posable play figures is "Stan the Man from Mars", an astronaut geared in a red spacesuit and ready to explore the surface of the Red Planet.

John K. Rochester
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posted 02-16-2004 01:33 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for John K. Rochester   Click Here to Email John K. Rochester     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
.. I'm glad I didnt buy the Royals off of e-bay at inflated proces...Robert, are the Dragon models available at any toy retailers? Do you know..

lewarren
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posted 02-16-2004 03:14 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for lewarren   Click Here to Email lewarren     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have never seen Dragon models at retail stores, but I have bought them off ebay. The die-cast space shuttle models are pretty nice in my opinion.

Liz

James Brown
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posted 02-16-2004 06:07 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for James Brown   Click Here to Email James Brown     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
John,

The shuttle models can be found at: www.airplane-world.addr.com

James

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posted 02-16-2004 07:13 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ham   Click Here to Email Ham     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
John,

The apollo models can be found at: http://atlantictoys.safeshopper.com/666/cat666.htm

Ham

Robert Pearlman
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posted 02-16-2004 10:49 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
buySPACE carries Dragon's full line of products.

The Can.Do figures are available for order now, here:
http://www.collectspace.com/buyspace/collectibles.html

The Space Shuttles are also available, here:
http://www.collectspace.com/buyspace/collectibles.html#shuttles

[This message has been edited by Robert Pearlman (edited February 20, 2004).]

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