We continue the 2014 PopCult Gift guide with eight toys that we recommend for kids of all ages. All but the first two are toys that we’ve reviewed here in the PopCult Toybox. We’re starting off with two new toys that get more detailed reviews over the next two weeks.
Tim Mee Toys Jumbo Galaxy Laser Team Space Figures
Back in July, 2013 I reviewed Tim Mee Toys’ Galaxy Laser Team figures. These were great little plastic Army Men-sized science fiction space warriors, and I thought they were terrific.
Now Tim Mee Toys has discovered the molds for Jumbo versions of six of those figures and they’ve reissued them in a bright green color. The new figures are more than twice the size of the originals, standing nearly five inches tall. Next week’s PopCult Toybox will present detailed reviews of all of the new reissues from Tim Mee Toys, but we wanted to clue you in on this set early. You can order these nifty space guys from Amazon.
You’ve probably seen the press for this new fashion doll, since the story went viral at least three times in the last year, but Lammily, the “average body” fashion doll is actually a pretty cool gift idea on many fronts.
First there’s the stated purpose of giving young girls a role model doll with realistic body proportions. However, there’s also the matter of providing 1/6 hobbyists with a different body type to use alongside other figures in dioramas. Most 1/6 female action figures have more unrealistic body proportions than Barbie does, and that’s really not practical if you want a figure to go on an Adventure mission or a military strike alongside the guys.
You can order Lammily and her accessories directly from the manufacturer.
Star Wars Tin Wind Up Toys
You can have fun with tin representations of Darth Vader, Boba Fett, a Stormtrooper, C-3P0 and Chewbacca. These wind-up robots stand 7.5″ tall and will set you back about twenty dollars each.
You can find Schylling Toys at Kid Country Toys in Charleston and at online retailers.
Star Wars Command
Just last week I told you about these great new 1/6 scale action figures that are only available at Target.com as an online exclusive. With decent articulation, great accessories, terrific headsculpts and very reasonable prices, the surprise arrival of these figures made a lot of 1/6 hobbyists really happy after what has been a pretty dismal year.
The figures are eighteen bucks each, except for one deluxe Duck Hunter figure. The other four are a Bear Hunter, Fisherman, Deer Hunter and Turkey Hunter.
Those are our toy recommendations. Tomorrow check back for our picks from the world of music.