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ToyFarce News: The Big 2022 Wrap-up!Happy New Year everybody! It's now 2023 and what better time to take a look back at all the things that happened in 2022, which has been a another crazy year in terms of toys and collectibles. So much stuff! Many reveals! Wow! Here are a few points that made 2022 so 2022: PRICES BE CRAZY 2023 saw prices go way up, thanks to world events and other container prices issues. Inflation was pretty high, and now our toys cost more. The good part is that now that the container prices are back to pre-covid levels, the prices of figures will probably go back to normal too, right? Right? didn't think so... SCHRÖDINGER'S TOY Hasbro introduced their plastic free packaging for all their lines, which accidentally created a new experiment: the Schrödinger's toy. Such as the feline version (who is either alive or not in a box), the Schrödinger's toy is a quantum physics experiment that happens when you buy a figure with plastic free packaging. What is inside the box can either be the correct figure, another figure, a bottle of barbecue sauce, a rock, etc... Other buyers have also called them the "Hasbro Mystery Boxes". EVERYTHING GETS RELEASED ALL AT ONCE After about 2 years of delays and release dates being pushed, the stars (and containers) finally aligned and everything was fixed... meaning that ALL THE TOYS flooded our hauls during the last 2 months of the year, leaving a lot of collectors broke for the holiday season. Also, toys that were supposed to come out later this year decided to show up early too. "Most of the toys that I ordered between mid-2019 to late-2022 all came out in november/december. It was a bloodbath." said a collector from Wisconsin. "Still no signs of the Mezco 1989 Batman, though..." NOSTALGIA, STILL NUMBER 1 You can tell that Nostalgia still has a huge place on the market when you see that most of the toy collector's Top 10 lists included either one or many, in no particular order, of the following: a T-Rex from Jurassic Park, a Transformer robot, a GI Joe figure, a Gargoyle figure, Ninja Turtles, X-Men or Spiderman animated series figures, Power rangers, a Gargoyle figure,... Are we in the 90s again? RISE OF THE KIDULTS In 2022, toy collectors also learned, after years of hearing that we were not even moving the needle a little in terms of toy sales, that we are actually an important part of the sales, making up a quarter of them! Yay, us! They also tried to coin that term with the idiotic term 'Kidult' (get it? It's like 'kid' and 'adult' lol), but let's hope it won't catch. What were ether highlights of 2022 for you? And what do you think 2023 will bring us? Let us know in the comments! More news at 11:00... let's go, 2023! *ToyFarce News is parody news for laughs and not meant to be taken seriously!
ToyFarce News: COSMIC - The Theme of 2022!BREAKING NEWS FROM TOYFARCE! It's 2022, and one thing that is for sure is that, through our toys, we'll spend a good part of this year... IN SPAAAACE! Since billionaires have decided to go to space last year, there's no reason we can't have a little bit of intergalactic fun as well! A lot of upcoming toys seem to have a cosmic theme in common: - The Four Horsemen studios, mostly known for their glorious fantasy-themed Mythic Legions line, will release their first wave of Cosmic Legions, which will have all sorts of aliens with amazing designs and all that space-themed goodness. - A few toy-related Kickstarter projects that ended last year, such as the RoboSkull MkII by Skeletron or the Futuristic Combat Soldiers by Invincible Toys will make their way to our shelves (Okay, Futuristic Combat Soldiers is more "future" than "space" but they have some crazy tech, a sci-fi twist, so... still counts!). - Even Hasbro will have their share of extraterrestrial toys, with the Haslab Star Wars the Vintage Collection Razor Crest spaceship landing soon, the figures related to the new Book of Boba Fett series on their way, and last year's Haslab Marvel Legends figure, Galactus, coming with a few of his heralds later this year, along with a potential cosmic-themed Marvel Legends wave (as hinted by Dan Yun). Are you excited to spend 2022 in outer space? Let us know in the comments! More news at 11:00... SPACESHIP! *ToyFarce News is parody news for laughs and not meant to be taken seriously!