2006 Toy Fair: Wheaty Wheat
Wheaty Wheat had a truckload of new designs and prototypes on hand for Toy Fair 2006. This is the second straight year I have come away from their booth overwhelmed.
Chris Lee’s Urbanites were on display for those who did not see them at SDCC. There is the giant orange Mellow (with his Jell-O), Cleubus the radish farmer, the Beatnik Brother and Polly & Wog.
Series 2 of the MAD*L line was being shown off. There are six different designs (with the Save Huck version also being shown). Also, check out the poster for the MAD*L Minis. 12 designers, 2 inches tall and blind-boxed. I know I see a Shawnimal one. The first in MAD’s line of Clownies was also being shown.
We previously saw glimpses of Sket’s Buckeye Rot, but it’s even more impressive in person. It really leaves Eggster in the dust. Buckeye has two removable knives that fit into the body and hands. And the case is going to be wild, it a wooden, crate like box.
Chronic Fatigue’s Mixy and Joe should be on their way soon.
Brandt Peters figures might do what the Ledbetter’s did for Wheaty Wheat last year. These figures should be hot! The Boiler is just that...a fiery boiler. He includes a cool little oilcan. Ink Slinger No. 5 might be my favorite new figure from Toy Fair. It’s a tattoo artist who is an octopus. He can be removed from his stool as well.
The Tragnark figure is Cait: The Alchemist. (Cait is a male by the way) His little bird friend is Bungee (I believe) and there are plans for the bird to come in variants. This figure will also be packaged with a 3 minute long DVD animation that sounds very cool.