An action figure based on the character Blind Master that rapper, producer, and actor RZA is portraying in this summer’s G.I. Joe Retaliation, has been revealed at the 109th Annual American International Toy Fair.
Hasbro, who is creating the upcoming toy line for the film release on June 29, displayed figures for a number of the film’s characters, such as Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson’s Roadblock, Channing Tatum’s Duke, Bruce Willis’ Joe Colton, and RZA’s Blind Master.
The 3.75-inch action figures, which will be released this summer along with others based on the film, are sculpted to match their on-screen counterparts and will be priced at $7.99.
G.I. Joe is the brand that practically invented action figures back in 1964 when the company, along with toy producer Hasbro, released the original 12-inch line based on the different branches of the U.S Armed Forces.
RZA’s Blind Master character is a martial arts sensei and part of the Arashikage ninja clan that also includes other popular G.I. Joe characters Snake Eyes and Storm Shadow.
The 2012 Toy Fair, which attracts over 1,000 annual, worldwide exhibitors showcasing their upcoming product lines, is currently taking place at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City.
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The event will commemorate the tenth anniversary of the Naruto action television anime series and coincide with the resort’s own tenth anniversary.
The event’s main attraction will be “Memories of Chakra,” a recreation of the anime’s famous scenes from the time Naruto sets out on his ninja journey to the beginning of the Shinobi World War. The Lagunasia theme park’s nine areas will also include the “Hokage Monument,” “Konohagakure Village Ninjutsu Dojo,” “Hokage Palace,” and “Ninpoudo” shop where guests can enjoy a menu inspired by the anime and purchase exclusive promotional goods.
Every area of Lagunasia complex will be decorated with a Naruto motif, and visitors can experience all the displays and attractions by participating in the “Sharingan Stamp Rally.” Character shows will also take place during the event.
The complex is located in Gamagori City in the central Japanese prefecture of Aichi. Laguna Gamagori alreadyheld a “Mighty Atom Exhibition in Lagunasia” event from September to November 2009 and ran a “One Piece Memorial Log in Lagunasia” event from March to June 2010.
Nintendo has announced that it’s teaming up with iam8bit and Giant Robot to invite consumers to celebrate the release of the Rhythm Heaven Fever for the Wii. The launch party will be open to the public on a first-come, first-served basis. Attendees will have the chance to get hands-on time with the game in advance of its February 13th release. In addition guests will enjoy game play, food, beverages and music throughout the evening.