Dec 14, 2017

Scott Tolleson x Unbox Industries – Holiday Frekkle (12.16)

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Oooh… Clear… Shimmery… Frekkle!  Unbox will release this special Holiday Frekkle from Scott Tolleson at Toy Soul in Hong Kong this weekend and online on Saturday (12.16) at 7 AM PST for $55 (+ s/h).  Cast in clear vinyl with silver glitter, this is the second edition of Scott’s take on the beloved Kappa Yokai with sculpting by Seriouslysillyk

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Junko Mizuno -- 'The Witch, the Nurse, & the Wrestler’ at Woot Bear (12.16)

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Junko Mizuno will open her mini-solo, The Witch, The Nurse & The Wrestler: The Art of Triad Pop Up Book, at Woot Bear on Saturday (12.16) from 6 to 9 PM. Ok, so that’s a rather long title, but it nicely captures the heart of the show.  Junko will offer the original paintings and sketches she created for her Triad pop up book which was released by Poposition back in 2016.  She’ll also have prints and copies of the book.

The show will also feature previews of two of her upcoming projects.  Her upcoming collabo (Woot) Bear project with Scott Wilkowski will be shown in some form.  Plus, her glass figure for the upcoming Ikea Art Event 2018 artist series will be there to turn heads and make the wait for the April release all the more agonizing.  

Hit the jump for a preview of the artwork as well her two figure projects.

Junko Mizuno||The Witch, The Nurse & The Wrestler: The Art of Triad Pop Up Book
Opening: Saturday, December 16th 2017 (6-9 PM)

Woot Bear
1512 Haight St
San Francisco CA 94117
415.487.9000

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Tara McPherson x ToyQube – Skull Flower 5” and 12” (12.20)

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Seen as unpainted protos at NYCC and DesignerCon, Tara McPherson’s new Skullflower art toy will be available for pre-order from ToyQube in two sizes: a  5” vinyl and mixed medium figure (300 pcs, $45) and a larger 12” mixed medium piece with polystone and metal construction (150 pcs, $175)  on Wednesday (12.20). These will ship in Q1 2018. 

Previously seen only in unpainted form, the final painted treatment is quite nice.  The subtle paint applications blend pink, gold, and black accents to bring Tara’s signature character/symbol to life with an understated elegance that matches her 2D treatments. 

Interestingly, TQ is bucking the trend in the way it’s releasing the two different sizes. Normally, companies release the smaller size and then announce the larger size later on, often catching collectors off guard. Announcing and releasing both editions at once, is an unusual, welcome, and collector-friendly move. This way collectors have the opportunity to choose whichever size fits into their collection.

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Paul Kaiju x Toy Art Gallery – Peppermint Slugbeard Lottery (12.15 – 12.18)

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Slugbeard is back!  Toy Art Gallery wil l offer the new Peppermint Slugbeard from Paul Kaiju via a pre-order lottery for $175 (+ s/h) beginning on Friday (12.15) at 12 PM Pacific through Monday (12.18) at 12 PM.  To enter drop a line to sales@toyartgallery.com with “Slugbeard Lottery” as the subject and be sure to include your Paypal address and shipping info. Orders will ship out sometime in January 2018.

The Peppermint Slugbeard (10” tall) features a festive red and white marbled design.  As with all Slugbeards, the mighty warrior wields a ball and chain—yep, metal—and boasts several points of articulation.

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Dec 13, 2017

BlackBook Toy at Toy Soul (12.15 – 12.17)

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BlackBook Toy will be returning to Hong Kong for this weekend’s Toy Soul show (12.15 – 12.17) in booth i05 with new editions of three of their popular figures and several one offs from Marvel Okinawa including a preview of  BBT’ upcoming mascot figure, Guy.

First up is the new Golden Stealthzilla from Ron English (HK$1180|US$151). The new Mousezilla colorway features a nice mix of gold and copper accents on super clear vinyl.  Speaking of clear, BBT will also have the new The Beast Stealth from Mishka and Lamour Supreme (HK$1600|US$204). Rounding out the new editions is our favorite of the new drops, MC S’K’UM-kun (HK$1200|US$154). While Ronald McDonald riffs are not new, this one really hits the spot.  With the flowing red wig, the skinny body, and the comical face, MC S’K’UM-kun delivers what we’d describe as a mischievous teenage McD mascot.

BBT will also release a large number of excellent customs from Marvel Okinawa including versions of Mousezilla, S’K’UM-kun, and Evil MC as well as one-offs of the Yamakichi (HK$2160|US$276) and Tagosaku (HK$2600||US$333) figures from Yamakichiya

Finally, Blackbook will present the first look at their new mascot vinyl, Guy, as a hand-painted one off from Marvel Okinawa who designed and sculpted the bad boy canine from BBT’s original concept.  While the production figure will be released at a later date, this first custom is based on Okinawa’s original sketch for the figure design. Guy is a character of contrasts blending a ‘toon inspired style with a hard-edged persona ready to rumble with spiked bat, brass knuckles and removable hood.

Hit the jump for more preview pics including full shots of Guy which are not strictly work safe.

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Mitchell DeGuzman x DJ Wrex x 3DRetro – Holiday Flash Sale and Toy Drive (12.17)

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To brighten the holidays for all, Mitchell DeGuzman and DJ Wrex  have put together a Holiday Flash Sale and Toy Drive on Sunday (12.17) from 11 AM to 6 PM at 3DRetro. In the spirit of giving and receiving, the festive toy drive event will feature big savings on toys for those that donate a toy,  a special appearance by DJ Carisma who will spin from Noon to 2 PM as well as free coffee and donuts, and last but not least – a KAWS BFF Raffle.

So how does this all work? To help children who might otherwise go without a present, 3DRetro is asking for donations of new toys valued at $10 and up.  Customers who bring a toy to donate or buy one to donate, can enjoy deep discounts on the specially marked ‘flash sale’ items.  Come early as the flash discount starts at 60% and decreases throughout the day.  All other items that are not part of the flash sale will be offered at a 25% discount, which is still a pretty good deal.

But wait, what about the BFF raffle?  Be sure to check out the official rules on the 3DRetro Instagram, but basically you need to repost the event announcement by Friday and then be at the event prior to the drawing which takes place at 5PM. If you’re looking to buy some last minute gifts for someone special (including yourself), this is a great chance to do so and save some money at the same time. 

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Scott Tolleson's 3" Spark Shard Dunny (12.15)

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Scott Tolleson is bringing out a new Shard Dunny colorway for the holidays! Presenting the 3" Spark Shard Dunny, which will be available this Friday, December 15th at 10AM PST via Scott's webstore HERE. This release is limited to 80 pieces and will retail $60 each. I'd love to see some photos of these sitting on logs in the fireplace!

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Chris Ryniak – Strawberry Milk Weebeetle (12.13)

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Weebeetle alert! Chris Ryniak will close out a stellar 2017 with the release of his Strawberry Milk Weebeetle today (12.13) at 6 PM PST over at Bindlewood. In addition to the new cute beast, Chris will also be offering original drawings and four new stickers.  Don’t miss out.

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Six TwentyEight – Sunrise MITT for Toy Soul (12.15)


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With the darkness of winter on the horizon, Six TwentyEight is bringing you some much needed cheery brightness with the next MITT edition.  Sunrise features the irrepressible bumper car bulldog in a radiant orange edition with red and blue accents. Maybe it’s just us, but MITT himself seems to have a bit of orange glow as well.  MITT Sunrise debuts at Toy Soul over the weekend in HK (12.15 – 12.17) from the Wrong Gallery booth [F-14].  Look for an online drop sometime in January.

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Paul Kaiju -- Wendigo Chimera (12.16) & Spewdolph Pigman (12.17) Raffles!

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Paul Kaiju's got a couple raffles going on this weekend! The first one, which is taking place on Saturday, December 16th is the Wendigo Chimera, which stands 12" tall with 11 points of articulation for $400. This release gives us some devil vibes with the matte looking black paint on one side and the red with black rub on the other. This raffle will be up for 6 Hours beginning at 8AM PST - 2PM PST

Next up are some limited Spewdolph "Transmutation" Pigman custom figures, which is produced by Kaijutan Toy. These will be offered via raffle on Sunday, December 17th at 8AM PST - 2PM PST. These customs measure 10" tall with 5 points of articulation and random antler configurations. These will retail $350 each.

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Jim McKenzie x ToyQube - The Scarecrow Mono Edition (12.18)

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The new Mono Edition of Jim McKenzie's The Scarecrow figure is probably our favorite colorway yet! ToyQube has really knocked it out of the park with the scarecrow editions. Our favorite detail with this release is the natural colored rope used to bind this monotone character to its post. The release for this limited edition run will take place on Monday, December 18th at 10AM PST and should retail in the ball park of $175.

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Dec 12, 2017

Kathie Olivas x Kidrobot – Dark Harbor: Lucy Curious and Neptune

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Kathie Olivas’ Lucy Curious and Neptune (7”) from Kidrobot continues the story from the recently released Dark Harbor mini series—co created with husband Brandt Peters.  Echoing the strong sculpts of the minis, the larger sized figure is a looker from Kathie’s signature-style girl to the animal/machine sea horse.  Love Neptune’s gear joints.

Lucy Curious is available in two editions for $80 each.  There’s the standard edition (brown Lucy + red Neptune) available from your favorite local retailer including myplasticheart and woot bear.  The KR-exclusive white edition is available at… yep, Kidrobot.com. They also have the standard edition.

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