Yulu Toys had a cool booth setup at Toy Fair 2017 to promote their games. They had three international spy themed games for kids, Break Free, Safe Breaker and Operation Escape.
Players handcuff themselves together and insert a maze into each handcuff. The game includes three maze colors. Each color represents a different level of difficulty, making each round unpredictable. Using a key, players must try to pick the lock on their handcuff as quickly as possible. The fastest to break free from their handcuff receives a token that corresponds with the maze color. There are points on the back of each token, the player with the most points after playing all three rounds, wins the game.
Safe Breaker is an electronic game that challenges spy skill, memory and luck in order to crack the code and collect golden coins. To start the mission, players pick a card and turn the safe combination to the corresponding number shown. Next, use the fingerprint scanner to test the number. If the light is green, the safe will release some coins. If the light is red, connect the spy listening gear to the safe to hear a top- secret clue to deduce the correct combination code. Clues include mathematical chances and luck elements, allowing for a new experience each round.
BEWARE! Players who release police coins will alert the police and must return all their coins to the safe. The spy who collects the five golden coins or two diamond coins first, wins the game.
Operation: Escape is a new interactive game that taps into the escape room trend by combining skill, strategy and teamwork to search, solve and escape the room before time runs out!
The objective of Operation: Escape is to work together to complete the tasks and find the master key in order to reach the final step of unlocking the master belt. Start by setting the timer on the belt using the rotating dials. The game includes a series of three challenges, skill, strategy and luck. The skill challenge requires players to wiggle a key out from the bottom of a cage using sticks. The strategy challenge uses cards divided into three levels of difficulty. Enter the card number into the device, solve the problem and then enter the answer into the same device. If the answer is correct, 1/3rd of the key will come out. Players must solve three problems in a row in order to retrieve the key.
Alex from Southard Freedman Communications introduced me to Yulu Toys owner Jochem van Rijn who gave me a demo of all 3 games. The really cool part about the games is you can actually play them together.
Find out more information on Yulutoys.com
CZARFACE x CONCRETE JUNGLE – Resin Figure
Fresh off his “Blue Flowers” Dr Octagon figure, Steven Cartoccio of Concrete Jungle is back at it with his next toy figure collabo!! This time, he creates the almighty CZARFACE resin figure!!! The new figure stands at 13.5″ tall and features 2 replaceable magnetic arms, comes signed/numbered, and is limited to 200 pieces worldwide.
The CZARFACE figure has been available for pre order since June 7th so if there’s more left you better hop on it quick!
In case you didn’t know CZARFACE is a hip hop supergroup formed in 2013 by underground hip hop duo 7L & Esoteric and Wu-Tang Clan member Inspectah Deck. They released their acclaimed debut studio album, Czarface, February 19, 2013. The album was followed by Every Hero Needs a Villain in 2015 and A Fistful of Peril in 2016, both of which were also praised by critics. They just dropped an new album called “Czarface Meets Metal Face”, a collbo with MF Doom. Check out the stream below.
Bat Boy Vinyl Figure by Bounce x VTSS
We’re loving this new Bat Boy vinyl figure created from the mind of graffiti artist Bounce! There are only 200 pieces of the 8.2 inch tall figure available worldwide at $100 a pop and they’re gonna go like hot cakes 🙂
About Bat Boy:
“Taiwan famous graffiti artist Bounce is releasing his newest vinyl art toy with VTSS. The new piece is named “Bat Boy”, which is based on bad boy concept actually and focus more street style with hoodies and headphone. The “B” on his forehead stands for Bounce but actually you can say it stands for Bad too. Bounce wants to show his style with more possibilities but also still keeps all his famous icons.” ~ VTSS
Benson Wong x Steppyplus – Stepo The Explorer – Figure
Hong Kong based designer Benson Wong linked up with space-age bag maker Steppyplus to create the Stepo The Explorer vinyl toy figures. The urban style inspiration of the figure is what caught our eye on this figure so we had to share it with ya’ll!
The figure comes in two editions, “Backpack” and “Rocketpack”. The both editions stand at 7 inches tall, they are hand painted and they come packaged with a header card & Polybag. The figures also feature a vintage astronaut helmet and ray gun, just in-case things get hectic on their outdoor space exploration. 😉
About Stepo The Explorer:
Steppo is an anonymous outdoor space explorer that represents the adventurous spirit of his creator Steppyplus.
Steppyplus is a subdivision of Steppy, one of the leading urban lifestyle channels in China & known for it’s keen focus on design and the manufacturing of innovative lifestyle products.