Disney has the final press presentation of Toy Fair 2014, focusing on Planes: Fire & Rescue, The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Guardians of the Galaxy, and Star Wars: Rebels. We hear there will be some new Disney Infinity news and plenty of "special guests" as well.
As New York Toy Fair takes over the Javits Center in NYC, Disney has already been well-represented by Hasbro and LEGO, but today the focus belongs strictly to them.
Jim Babcock took the stage first as host of the event. "We have a lot of fun planned - you guys ready for some fun?" he asked the audience. The audience was filled with press, buyers for stores and other industry members.
"The great properties we have coming out are going to heat up theaters, TV screens, and more."
He went through the properties listed above that they'll be focusing on, and asked for no video or photos during the video portions of the presentation.
Josh Silverman, EVP Disney Global Licensing came out to start the presentation.
"We had a fantastic 2013, building momentum off of that, we have franchises sure to take off this year." Silverman specifically called out the "continued growth of Marvel and acquisition of Lucasfilm."
After a teaser trailer for Planes: Fire & Rescue, Babcock came back on stage to show off the new toys, including "Fire-Blastin' Dusty." The toy runs $49.99 and has "water balls" that put out fires.
Dane Cook then took the change and said how much he loved "voicing Dusty again. It's really exciting, and I'm really porud to be a part of it."
"My nieces and nephews were the original critics. To be out and about and see kids with the toys, I go up and say 'BULLSEYE!' so they know it's me. It's a great reaction."
Cook joked that he recorded five hours of "OH YEAH!" for the toy.
Next up, Amazing Spider-Man 2.
"What is a hero without villains, and Spidey is barraged with villains every second of this film." A trailer was shown. The tone of the film has a different feel, with people all over New York loving Spider-Man. Electro's origin is revelead in the trailer, the "Enemies Unite" sizlle that was released on Super Bowl Sunday.
The Electro Marvel Legends figure was put on display. From Hasbro, the figure will run $19.99 and available soon. A kid dressed as Spider-Man took the stage with a silly-string (aka webbing) shooting Spider-Man figure, and attacked Babcock and his Electro figure.
Jorge Garcia, who is in the film, was revealed under the mask. He introduced Andrew Garfield, star of the film!
"There are a lot of villains coming Spidey's way, but me and Jorge will figure it out together," Garfield said. Talking about Electro, he said "What's fascinating about this character is that you care about him. It's important to remember that villains, they weren't born bad. Hitler was a baby!
"What's amazing about Jamie Foxx is that he elicits so much empathy from everyone he meets. So Spider-Man given the duty to take down someone he cares for is interesting."
"It's more hellish being Peter Parker than being Spider-Man," said Garfield, "the internal battles are much harder. The physical stuff is more freeing for him."
That Web-Slinging giant figure is $29.99.
After the pair of actors left the stage, Babcock introduced "a new group of ragtag heroes," the Guardians of the Galaxy.
And we got a special press reel for the film! Kevin Feige said "we have as unique a cast of characters as we've ever had." James Gunn, Director said he wanted to create a "gritty" but "colorful" world.
Chris Pratt said Star-Lord is a "kid at heart" and his ship, the Milano is "so bad-ass!"
"He doesn't have superheuman strength or the ability to fly, but he talks his way out of things."
Rocket Raccoon, meanwhile, is "the heart of the film," Gunn says. Groot is "muscle, but has a certain sweetness to him." We heard Vin Diesel say "I AM GROOT." Drax the Destroyer is "a warrior, but a very emotional charcter." Gamora is "very beautiful, but very deadly."
Ronan is "the main threat, and about as bad as bad can get."
Chris Pratt, in a pre-recorded message on the video screen with his toy said "I'm playing with myself on camera! Not in a way that would be inappropriate." He then played with the toy blaster, and said "whoever you want to be from Guardians of the Galaxy you can be."
The Quad Blaster is $19.99 and coming July 2014 from Hasbro. The talking Star-Lord is also $19.99, also July, and also Hasbro. Chris Pratt recorded lines for the toy.
Star Wars Rebels was next up. They started by showing the new teaser trailer, which you can see right here. The Kanan introduction video was next.
Freddie Prinze Junior took the stage with two Stormtroopers to talk about the new toys. After looking at the LEGO "Ghost" ship, Prinze said that when he went to the audition, he didn't know he was going in for a Star Wars show.
He walked in the door and said "is this ___ing Star Wars? You guys have to give me a minute" and left the room, collected himself, then came back in for the audition. His excitement about the show is palpable.
They shoot Rebels all together, Prinze said. They have about half of season one done now, and he said "when there's a week we don't record, I'm bummed out. I jones for it!"
Prinze did joke that they call Stormtroopers "Bucket heads" on the show, then did a Jedi Mind trick on them on stage saying "I'm not the Rebel you're looking for" before leaving the stage.
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