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As our first feature covering Toy Fair 2003, we bring you a peek inside the Playmates Toys display. See our notes from our Playmates meeting for more details. Photos by blueduck37 and Michael Crawford MWC.

Display Booth

Toy Fair 2003: Playmates Display Booth

Spanikopita checks out the Playmates display booth.

Display Booth Tour

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World of Springfield Figures

Toy Fair 2003: Series 11 Figures Toy Fair 2003: Series 12 Figures Toy Fair 2003: Series 13 Figures Toy Fair 2003: Series 14 Figures Toy Fair 2003: Series 12 - Database, Moe and Number One Toy Fair 2003: Series 12 - Don Vittorio, Mr. Burns, Mr. Largo Toy Fair 2003: Series 13 - Helen Lovejoy and Tuxedo Krusty Toy Fair 2003: Series 13 - Legs and Freddy Quimby Toy Fair 2003: Series 13 - Stephen Hawking, Be Sharp Barney and Princess Kashmir Toy Fair 2003: Series 13 - Mrs. Botz and Miss Hoover Toy Fair 2003: Series 14 - Raphael and Kilted Willie Toy Fair 2003: Series 14 - Luigi and Louie

Current and upcoming World of Springfield figures, from Series 11 through 14.

  • Series 11, Currently Available: Rainier Wolfcastle, Blue-Haired Lawyer, Plow King Barney, Larry Burns, Kirk van Houten and Gil.
  • Series 12, April 2003: Mr. Plow Homer, Luann van Houten, Don Vittorio, Mr. Largo, Database and Number One. Re-released figures included with Series 12 are Moe and Mr. Burns.
  • Series 13, Mid 2003: Stephen Hawking, Princess Kashmir, Legs, Freddy Quimby, Helen Lovejoy and Tuxedo Krusty.
  • Series 14, Late 2003: Luigi, Louie, Raphael (Sarcastic Man), Kilted Willie, Mrs. Bottz and Miss Hoover.
World of Springfield Mail-Away Promotions

Toy Fair 2003: Be Sharp Apu Toy Fair 2003: Be Sharp Barney Toy Fair 2003: Be Sharp Skinner Toy Fair 2003: Be Sharp Barney Closeup Toy Fair 2003: Be Sharp Barney Toy Fair 2003: Be Sharp Skinner Closeup Toy Fair 2003: Be Sharp Skinner Toy Fair 2003: Stonecutter Moe Production Sketch

A different mail-away promotion will be run for each series of World of Springfield figures.

  • Series 11: Be Sharp Apu
  • Series 12: Be Sharp Skinner
  • Series 13: Be Sharp Barney
  • Series 14: Stonecutter Moe
World of Springfield Figures: Detailed Images

Toy Fair 2003: Stephen Hawking Toy Fair 2003: Stephen Hawking Toy Fair 2003: Database Toy Fair 2003: Number One Toy Fair 2003: Don Vittorio Toy Fair 2003: Mr. Largo Toy Fair 2003: Mr. Plow Toy Fair 2003: Luann van Houten Toy Fair 2003: Helen Lovejoy Toy Fair 2003: Tuxedo Krusty Toy Fair 2003: Legs Toy Fair 2003: Freddy Quimby Toy Fair 2003: Princess Kashmir Toy Fair 2003: Mrs. Botz Toy Fair 2003: Miss Hoover Toy Fair 2003: Raphael Toy Fair 2003: Kilted Willie Toy Fair 2003: Luigi Toy Fair 2003: Louie Toy Fair 2003: Mrs. Botz Closeup Toy Fair 2003: Mrs. Botz Toy Fair 2003: Don Vittorio`s Bike Toy Fair 2003: Database Toy Fair 2003: Freddy Quimby Toy Fair 2003: Stephen Hawking Toy Fair 2003: Stephen Hawking Toy Fair 2003: Princess Kashmir Toy Fair 2003: Kilted Willie Toy Fair 2003: Legs Toy Fair 2003: Luann van Houten Toy Fair 2003: Luigi Toy Fair 2003: Mr. Largo Toy Fair 2003: Mr. Plow Toy Fair 2003: Number One Toy Fair 2003: Raphael Toy Fair 2003: Tuxedo Krusty

World of Springfield Environments

Toy Fair 2003: 300th Episode Environment Packaging Toy Fair 2003: Military Antiques Shop Environment Toy Fair 2003: Military Antiques Shop Environment Toy Fair 2003: Bart`s Treehouse Environment Toy Fair 2003: Bart`s Treehouse Environment Toy Fair 2003: Bart`s Treehouse Environment Toy Fair 2003: 300th Episode Environment Toy Fair 2003: Aztec Theatre Environment Production Sketch

Upcoming World of Springfield environments include:

  • April, 2003: Bart's Treehouse with General Bart figure.
  • Mid 2003: Military Antiques Shop with Herman.
  • July/August, 2003: 300th Episode ("Barting Over") Giftset with PJ Bart, Skateboarding Homer, Lisa and Casual Skinner.
  • Late 2003: Aztec Theatre with Rainier Wolfcastle as McBain.
World of Springfield Re-Releases

Toy Fair 2003: Moe Re-Release Toy Fair 2003: Mr. Burns Re-Release Toy Fair 2003: Krusty-Lu Re-Release 2-Pack Toy Fair 2003: Kwik-E-Mart Re-Release 2-Pack Toy Fair 2003: Moe Re-Release Toy Fair 2003: Mr. Burns Re-Release Toy Fair 2003: Simpsons House Re-Release 2-Pack Toy Fair 2003: Krusty-Lu Studios Re-Release 2-Pack Toy Fair 2003: Kwik-E-Mart Re-Release 2-Pack Toy Fair 2003: Re-Release 2-Pack Packaging Toy Fair 2003: Simpsons House Re-Release 2-Pack

World of Springfield re-releases will feature two figures with new sculpts and/or color changes and a special inter-connecting diorama base. Older figures have been shown for reference purposes. They will be available in July, 2003 and retail for $12.99.

  • Krusty-Lu Studios with Krusty and Milhouse.
  • Kwik-E-Mart with Apu and Grampa.
  • Simpsons House with Homer, Marge and Maggie.
World of Springfield Exclusives

Toy Fair 2003: THOH 4 Production Sketch Toy Fair 2003: THOH 4 Production Sketch Be Sharps Environment Production Sketch Future Burns Environment Production Sketch THOH 4 Environment Production Sketch Tracy Ullman Shorts Environment Production Sketch

Upcoming exclusives include:

  • Tracy Ullman Environment with Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa and Maggie. Amazon.com exclusive. August/September, 2003, retail price between $35 and $40.
  • THOH 4: Collector's Lair with CBG as the Collector, Bart as Stretch Dude, Lisa as Clobber Girl and Lucy Lawless as Xena. Toys 'R Us / Amazon exclusive. August/September, 2003, retail price between $35 and $40.
  • Be Sharps Environment with 'Dolittle' Wiggum. Toys 'R Us / Amazon exclusive. September/October, 2003, retail price between $35 and $40.
  • Future Burns Environment with Future Burns, Future Smithers (robot dog) and Smithers as Bobo. Unknown retailer exclusive.

These production sketches have not been approved by Fox; changes or cancellations are possible.

Other Items

Toy Fair 2003: Bart and Homer Screamers Toy Fair 2003: Bart and Homer Smarties Toy Fair 2003: Faces of Springfield Series 2 Toy Fair 2003: Bart Smartie Toy Fair 2003: Homer Smartie

Bart and Homer Screamers react with quotes and noises to different stimuli. Available May, 2003.

Bart and Homer Smarties interact with a person, answering questions and dispensing wisecracks. Available August, 2003.

Faces of Springfield Series 2, Moe and Barney figures are currently available.

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