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‘Kong’ towers over Gotham confab

'Narnia' a no-show at toy fair

“King Kong” lorded it over Gotham’s recent mini toy fair in a preview of the monstrous battle for shoppers’ coin over the holidays.

From “electronic Kong arms” equipped with crunching, stomping and screaming sound effects to “King Kong Checkers” and interactive videogames, tie-ins to Peter Jackson‘s pricey redo for Universal were out in force.

“Dreamer” horse hugging backpacks and stable mate race sets as well as “Fantastic Four” action figures were also visible at the show, but “The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe” was a no- show, despite Disney reps assurances an extensive toy line and videogame will tie into the bigscreen adaptation.

For all its might at the show, the big ape might run into resistance from collectors, who are already voicing their aversions to the way this “Kong” looks. And there’s some question how many children will see the movie. Unlike the magical witches and wizards tied to the “Harry Potter” franchise, the period pic, which has yet to be rated, teems with monster-size apes and dinosaurs.

This “Kong” might be one for the grownups to beat their chests about.

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