Bandai America has announced new additions to its action figure line that will debut at the 2008 Toy Fair in New York City. Among the lineup for 2008 – Power Rangers, Ben10, and more.
From Bandai America:
POWER RANGERS JUNGLE FURY – Roaring into its 16th consecutive year, the Power Rangers have an all new wild adventure in 2008 with Power Rangers Jungle Fury. Combining the skills of ancient martial arts with the power of Mother Nature’s fiercest animals, the next generation of teenage heroes defend Earth using newly designed Morphers, animal-inspired vehicles and more dynamic Megazords than ever before. Power Rangers remains the cornerstone brand for younger boys to play out heroic adventures, incorporating themes of teamwork, loyalty and good always triumphing over evil. Bandai America’s new lineup is sure to remain an all-time favorite with lots of collectibility and unique products that incorporate greater play value, including limited edition “chase” action figures, in-packed comic books, and Jungle “Tags,” which can be used with the 5″ action figures to unlock sound features. The popular and wearable Mega Mission Helmet returns with the ability to connect to the home computer and now download more than 50 role-playing audio adventures into it. The brand also features deluxe Zords that combine to create turbo-charged Megazords with unique battle action, as well as the new Claw Cannon Air Blaster role-play toy that enables kids to harness the power of wind.
BEN 10(TM) – Who knows what amazing alien adventures await Ben Tennyson in 2008, as Cartoon Network’s hit show for boys 6-11 unveils an all-new series this Spring. The show now features Ben and his cousin Gwen five years older, Grandpa Max missing under suspicious circumstances, and an unlikely friend in Kevin Levin, Ben’s former energy-absorbing nemesis. With the help of the awesome Omnitrix once again, Ben and his allies tackle more extraordinary adventures while encountering a new cast of aliens, both heroic and evil. And with a new series comes a whole new set of dynamic toys from Bandai America that let kids be Ben Tennyson in more ways, including two more powerful Omnitrix role-play devices, one with an alien projector feature and a second with light-up translucent alien figures that attach to the watch’s face. Also included in the line are collectible 4,” 6″ and 8″ figures of all the never-before-seen alien characters, as well as vehicles, such as Kevin’s transforming muscle car. With the new Alien Creature Chamber Playset, kids can use their imagination to mix and match different alien parts to create hundreds of different alien figures.
DRAGON BALL Z(R) – Bandai America celebrates its triumphant return in 2008 as master toy licensee for Dragon Ball Z, considered one of the most successful anime properties from Japan for over the last 11 years. Fans of Goku, Gohan and all the Dragon Ball characters will have access to exclusive products in the Spring, including 4″ collectible figures and highly detailed 2.5″ figures direct from Japan. In the Fall, kids can build their ultimate Dragon Ball Z collection with exciting new toys designed for the U.S. market, like the 2.5″ Flash Changer Figures that transforms characters into their energized forms, and 8″ Power Boost Figures, with muscles that expand and break through the character’s energy force. The unique 6.5″ Energy Battle Set offers figures that respond to one to another through IR technology, allowing kids to battle their characters and perform their final attack moves to defeat their opponent. Kids can also mimic Goku’s final attack with the brand’s first role-play set, the Kamehameha Wrist Bands.
BLUE DRAGON – The new BLUE DRAGON animation series is based on the exclusive Xbox 360 video game developed by Hironobu Sakaguchi, the creator of Final Fantasy, and features character designs by Akira Toriyama, the creator of the best-selling Dragon Ball franchise. Debuting in 2008, BLUE DRAGON is a classic adventure story of magical Shadow powers, flying air fortresses and unbounded heroism. Brought together by fate, Seven Soldiers of Light must awaken the Shadow (or mythical creature) within themselves in time to overcome a despotic power and bring peace to their land. Their ensuing journey through a rich fantasy world is also an internal journey to awaken the great power within each of them. Bandai America perfectly captures the excitement of this brand with its collectible action figure lineup, which includes detailed 3″ figures of all the characters that are accompanied by their Shadow figure. The 4″ action figures come with a unique button-activated accessory that lights-up and projects an image of the mystical Shadows. The Shadows also come as a 7″ Dragon Figure, complete with sword-swinging action, light and sound effects, as well as a bonus DVD of a BLUE DRAGON episode.