Jan 22, 2018

Tracy Tubera – Wade: Maximum Effort Pre-Order

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First seen in unpainted form at DesignerCon, Tracy Tubera has revealed his new Wade: Maxium Effort resin sculpture in glorious living black and red color.   The fun deadpool vs. bball piece features Wade giving, yep, you guessed it, ‘maximum effort’ as he goes for the jam--chimichanga in the left and gat in the right.  Wade (9”) above the glossy black ‘key’ court base.  With base, Mr. Pool soars gets some serious air (14” total for base + figure).  Maximum Effort is available for pre-order directly from Tracy’s site for $200 (+ s/h).  If you loved TT’s Wade print, this one is a slam dunk.

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Jan 18, 2018

Amanda Visell x Michelle Valigura at Womens March LA (1.20)

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Amanda Visell and Michelle Valigura  are set to continue their efforts to use their art to stand up loudly and proudly for what they believe with a booth at the resistance art area of this weekend’s Womens March LA (1.20.18) in DTLA.  They’ll have posters and figures for sale. They’ll also be giving away  the Trumpetears micro resins.  So if you’re going down to the march—head down EARLY as traffic was crazy heavy last year and be sure to drop by the girls’ booth [#19].

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Amanda Visell x Michelle Valigura
Resistance Art Area Booth #19
Saturday, January 20th 2018 (8:30 AM – 3 PM)

Womens March LA
Broadway and First. DTLA.

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Jan 17, 2018

High Proof Toys - Sparkle Ducky (01.24)

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High Proof Toys is looking to expand their new friends series, with the release of Sparkle Ducky! This brand new release features 3 different types of gold glitter to really make this iridescent body really shine. This release is limited to only 10 pieces and will retail $35 each. You can find them via the High Proof Toys webstore next Wednesday, January 24th at 8AM PST.

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Buff Monster – Smurfberry Mister Melty Timed Editions (1.18)

unnamedMister Melty is back with a new concrete edition in both 5” and 7” sizes. Smurfberry, Buff Monster’s first 2018 drop, features a mix of blue, purple and pink shades.  This one is a timed-edition which will be available from 7 AM PST on Friday (1.19) through 9 PM on Sunday (1.21) over at StayMelty.  The 5” will be available for $125 (+ s/h) while the 7.5” is $200 (+ s/h).

As a timed edition, the final edition size will be determined by the number of orders received.  As long as you get your order in on time, you’ll receive a figure.  Each Smurfberry will be cast in Buff’s NYC studio and then painted and signed by him.  Look for these ship out within two weeks.  Note that the 5” and 7” sculpts are different, check out closeups of the more detailed 7” Smurfberry below.

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Marsham Toy Hour - S3 E1 - "Go Big or Go Home"

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The Marsham Toy Hour is back with their first episode of the year! We've got Gary and Theresa holding things down with special guests Miranda O'Brien and Josh Kimberg of Clutter Magazine, Designer Toy Awardsand 5 Points Festival. They chat about the past year in toys, as well as get into the nitty gritty of Sofubi vs Soft Vinyl. Miranda and Josh also discuss big things happening in the near future! Be sure to hit the play button below to find out!

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Jan 14, 2018

Nathan Ota x 3Dretro – Coozie Available Now

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Coozie by Nathan Ota and 3DRetro made its debut at DesignerCon back in November. The original vinyl art toy brings Nathan’s ethereal forest paintings to life in dramatic and enigmatic fashion.  After a brief wait for the primary shipment, Coozie (8.5”, edition of 350) is now available from 3Dretro.com for $100 (+ s/h).

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Jan 12, 2018

Lulubell Toys Release of "Scab Empire Babies" By Skinner & Paul Kaiju (01.13)

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Lulubell Toys is starting off the brand new year with a special release, which was designed by Skinner and sculpted by Paul Kaiju. Check out the new "Scab Empire Babies" edition of the Minions. These are set to drop on Saturday, January 13th at 10AM PST through the Lulubell Toys webstore for $80 for the set. These bad boys measure 5" tall and are very limited!

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Super7 x Heavy Metal - Double Lord of Light Release (01.17)

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Super7 and Heavy Metal have a double feature release happening on Wednesday, January 17th. Presenting their Lord of Light figure by Jack Kirby in two different colorways. One being the Hypnotic Psychedelic Glory of the Metallic (takes breathe) and the Standard Edition. Both figures will retail $15 and will be available on their webstore at Noon PST and at both San Diego and San Francisco brick and mortar stores.

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Jan 11, 2018

Furry Feline Creatives - Super Toasty Avocadog Plush Available Now

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You can have the comfort of getting a nice Avocado Toast with your dog in one convenient package! Available now through Furry Feline Creatives and Alvin Ong, is their new Super Toast Avocadog Plush! Their Bogie character is all suited up with Toast Cape and Avocado belly and is ready to combat those overpriced brunch spots! Avocadog measures 8.5" and can be found available HERE for $25 each.

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Jan 10, 2018

Inaugural Shanghai Toy Show 2018 (4.5 – 4.7)

 
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Fresh off the success of last year’s debut Beijing Toy Show, show organizer Popmart is branching out with the brand-new Shanghai Toy Show. Featuring double the exhibition space of BTS, STS will be held at the Shanghai World Expo Exhibition & Convention Center on April 5th through the 7th 2018.   While it’s still quite early information wise, we’ve heard informally that many of the big exhibitors from BTS will be back for STS.  While we wait for more information on vendors, artists and more, enjoy the sweet show promo by Kasing Lung, creator of the insanely popular Labubu figure.

Based on BTS’s strong exhibitor lineup and the rave reviews praising the show’s impressive organization, we’re expecting STS to be quite the show.  Pop Mart mentions in their press materials that they will carry over the high-level of service found at BTS to STS.  Apparently, staff were on-hand at each BTS booth to assist with lineup and purchasing. 

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Jan 09, 2018

Blackbook Toy – Post Super Festival Lottery (thru 1.11)

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Blackbook Toy is back from last weekend’s Super Festival with a small number of production and handpainted custom toys which they are releasing via email lottery.  The lottery runs through 6:59 AM PST on Thursday (1.11). To enter drop a line to info@blackbooktoy.com with ‘Post Super Festival Lottery’ as the subject and be sure to include your name, mailing address, the items you’d like to buy and your Instagram name if you have one.   So what’s available? 

On the production side, there are two editions of Ron English’s Mousezilla: the wild Meaty Mousezilla (Peeled Off) for 16200 yen (~ $144) which features gnarly marbled meat vinyl with green/silver paint and the Golden Stealthzilla for 16200 yen (~ $144).  As a fun bonus, one lucky purchaser of the Meaty Mousezilla will receive a free one-off matching Mini Mousezilla!   Fans of the Mishka x Lamour Supreme The Beast will also be interested in the Stealth Beast (7 pcs)—lurking on the right side in the above photo—which is available for 23,000 yen (~ $204).

One the hand-painted side, there the one-off SKUM-kun Flannel Shirt customs by Marvel Okinawa  for 35,000 yen each (~ $311), a one-off Mousezilla 2nd Form for 48,000 yen (~ $427) also by Okinawa-san and the Rainbow Beast (5 pcs) handpainted by Kenth Toyworks for 30,000 yen (~ $267). 

Good luck!

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Jan 04, 2018

Amanda Visell – Bobba Fett and IG-88

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Amanda Visell kicks off 2018 with a pair of galactic bounty hunter BFFs.  She’s created hand-crafted wood versions of the notorious Boba Fett and the perhaps more under the radar IG-88.  Turns out the unlikely pair have a mutual admiration for one another. So much so that they carry around dolls of each other.  Adorable but not very…intimidating. 

Limited to 10 pieces of each, Boba Fett and IG-88 are available for $400 each (+ s/h) or $700 for the deadly duo directly from Switcheroo.

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