>loads of stuff has been supposedly delayed
Magic Henshin Girls WHEN >>259
I think my favorite toyline that came this year was McFarlane DC Multiverse. Sure, it has few issues such as many figures suffer from ugly visible ball joints to the ankles and wrists as these were mostly" statue-cut joints-added" action figures, but overall, it's a huge improvement over the god-awful Mattel ones and still way better than the bucky cap ML trash.
I would've added Rainbow High, if it weren't for the QC issues, oh and I forget to mention I witness tons of QC issues across many toys and toy companies this year, like holy shit the amount of QC issues I've experienced this year was more than the entire time I've been collecting toys.
Also, Playmobil came with a lot of cool stuff this year and there's going to be even cooler stuff next year!
Least favorite toyline was Barbie Color Reveal, I almost can't believe they were able to make even cheaper Barbie dolls than the Fashionistas. I can't tell if it's worse than the "shampoo bottles" figures, since the Fashionistas were already like them.
>because it was my only purchase this year
I'm sorry to hear that anon, I hope next year you will be able to get a lot more toys! On the bright side, it's a really cool toy that truly worth it.
As for my favorite purchase, it's hard to decided so I'll go with three: 1. Gobots Loco 2. PreCure Style cure earth 3. Matchbox '41 Cadillac Series 62 Convertible Coupe.
>Now that I think about it, I've been looking at import toys a lot more. I used to prefer just looking at whatever toys were on shelves but corona-chan made that impossible
For me, it was vice versa. Since Japan post suspended shipping to my country and shipping got ridiculously expensive, ironically, I've been doing more physical toy hunting and stuck to playline. It was interesting to visit toy stores more frequently, though they're nowhere near as good as they used to be when I was a kid. Due to the Corona I guess more cheap department stores started to carry toys, but what was pleasantly surprising is that they start carrying some official toys for incredibly cheap price that's how I get that Matchbox car I can't believe I saw Matchbox in my country and for around 3$!
. I bought a lot more fashion dolls this year and very few action figures, but that's also because playline fashion dolls had renaissance this year while playline action figures are still in shambles.
>There are some amazing toys out there but the price is a big step up and something I'll have to get used to. I' still stuck in the mindset of comparing high end stuff to children's toys even though they're apples and oranges.
For sure, adult collector toy prices have been increasing even before the Chinese Flu and it just keep getting worse. You need to take to consideration that you should judge adult collector toys and playline based on different standards, that will help you seeing them as two separate categories.