Toy-Fair-2014-logo-150wideAt Toy Fair, I had an opportunity to get a closer look at upcoming products in Spin Master’s lines of Ionix shapeshifting construction bricks. [Click on the thumbnails to see full images.]

For the second series of Tenkai Knights on TV, Spin Master is set to release a 2-in-1 set ($25) that converts from Flame Phoenix in to Fire Raptor jet and a 2-in-1 Tenkai Dragon set ($50) with disc-firing action bricks. An Elemental form of Bravenwolf will also make an appearance as a mini figure ($5) and titan ($12).

The Pokemon figures are just rough prototypes at this point, yet they give you an idea of what to expect in the fall.

Sets for DreamWorks’ How to Train Your Dragon are scheduled to hit retail just before the second movie in June.

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IonixSpin Master has announced the expansion of its Ionix system of construction bricks with Pokemon and How to Train Your Dragon licenses. Ionix, still a relatively new line for the company, originally launched with the anime tie-in, Tenkai Knights.

Of course, Ionix bricks are Lego compatible. But more than simply compatible, the Ionix system’s specialty is bricks that unfold, or “shapeshift”, into different characters. With Spin Master’s experience in the engineering and development of Bakugan, it seems to me there is strong potential in Ionix licenses.

However, you don’t have to take my word for it. Though the How to Train Your Dragon products won’t be in retail until May or Pokemon until October, we have the first images (plus a sneak peek of some Tenkai Knights) for you below.

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