Jul 25, 2014

SEEN: Paul Kaiju x Gunnzo – Fistful of Dominoes


This was the first time Paul Kaiju has done a special event at Gunnzo and we think it’s pretty safe to say that it was a success! There were tons of friends, fans, tacos, and toys! Everyone was able to get something and then head back in line to get seconds. The debut release of Domino Jack was a huge hit, as it was the first of the larger releases to sell out. There was even a Goon Pinata filled with mini goons, which was masterfully made by Super Junk. The new Shroom and Space parts for Mr. Ree also made a special appearance. The balcony to the back porch was the perfect spot for Todd to call out lottery tickets. We want to give a big thanks to Paul and Chika (Gunnzo) and friends for an excellent event. Check out the photos from the event after the jump!


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Frank Kozik x Kidrobot -- Rocket Raccon Labbit

Frank Kozik launched the new Rocket Raccoon Labbit from Kidrobot earlier today (7.25) at his Comic-Con booth. The transformation of Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy character into Labbit form brings sharp deco and a sweet, fuzzy articulated tail. This prerelease sold out quickly, with the full release due shortly at shops nationwide.


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Travie McCoy x MINDstyle -- IKARU$ Debuts at SDCC


Hip-hop / pop star Travie McCoy will be at San Diego Comic-Con on Friday and Saturday to release and sign his new Ikaru$ art toy produced by MINDstyle.  While he’s likely best known for the hit song ‘I Wanna Be a Billionaire’ with Bruno Mars, McCoy originally focused on art, attending art school, working as a tattoo artist and  later a full-time painter prior to his breakout with Gym Class Heroes.

The new toy reinterprets Icarus from Greek mythology, who perished as a result of flying too near to the sun, thus melting his wings,  as a modern tale of unlimited aspiration.   The 10” figure features the character’s iconic wings, wide eyes and a trendy backpack.   Limited to 500 pieces, the debut edition will be available for $80 from the MINDstyle booth [#4845] where Travie will be signing on Friday at 2 PM and Saturday at 1 PM


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Luke Chueh x Munky King – Headspace Proto at SDCC


At SDCC, Munky King is showing a proto of Headspace, their next figure project with Luke Chueh.  Based on the ongoing series of paintings in which Luke’s signature bear removes his outer head to reveal inner identities and passions including a pig, monkey, Banksy’s art, Star Wars and more.   

What’s on display at the Munky King booth is clearly just the beginning –- the OG bear head and the in-hand head.  That leaves the question of how collectors will purchase additional heads.  Let’s speculate on the possibilities… Perhaps MK could release sets of additional heads, or perhaps go with a blind-box approach from the start.  Would you rather have one body and lots of swappable heads or, one body for each head?

If you’re at the ‘con, don’t miss the release/signing of the Star Wars inspired ‘Fett’ and ‘Father’ Headspace printsStar Wars inspired ‘Fett’ and ‘Father’ Headspace prints on Friday (7.25) from Noon to 2 PM at Giant Robot’s booth [#1729].


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Jul 24, 2014

SDCC Flash: Tomenosuke + Circus Posterus Pocket Sideshow Protos


Cardboard Spaceship is showing prototypes of the upcoming Pocket Sideshow sofubi minis from Tomenosuke + Circus Posterus in their SDCC booth.  From the pieces on display, it looks like the series will feature at least three artists – Chris Ryniak, Brandt Peters, and Kathie Olivas.  With interchangeable heads and top-notch paint applications, these are really promising.

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Pushead Lunch @ SDCC -- Itamu

Pushead previewed his new collaboration with Hirota, Itamu ('damaged' in Japanese) at SDCC at the Toy Tokyo tower. The figure is Pus's interpretation of Hirota's Mecha Gorilla-Ju. As shown, it features a Pus designed head, sculpted by Hirota on the Mecha body. Look for the total transformation in the near future.


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A Closer Look at the New Firecat from Joe Ledbetter


Firecat is back and this time he really means it.  It’s been nine years since the fire-breathing beast shook the scene with the OG vinyl figure from Joe Ledbetter. In the span in between, he’s grown in stature (11”) and power. He’s shed his cute, round appearance for a lean, mean, towering presence.  Firecat makes a big, smoldering impact with a wide-open, bellowing flame burst. Focused on destruction, his symmetrical fire now rises above his ears.  

Badder and better, the new figure  is an important milestone for Joe Ledbetter –- his first self-produced vinyl art toy.  On a shelf or on your desk, Firecat demands your attention with Joe’s signature 2.5D look popping off the surroundings.   Pick yours up exclusively at Joeledbetter.com for $99 (+ s/h). On the horizon?  Lava Cat, Ice Cat, Fire-Catzilla – not necessarily in that order.


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Rotofugi x Amanda Visell x Coarse – 200% Omen Customs for SDCC (7.24)


Rotofugi will release custom 200% Omens from Amanda Visell and Coarse on Thursday.  Amanda created three variations – Omen Bat (16”), Omen Jackalope (17”), and Omen Lumber (16”), each in editions of 3.  Each of the pieces are 200% vinyl Omens hand painted by Amanda with resin additions.   The customs will be available for $2800 (tax included) from the Rotofugi booth [#5248] starting at around 1 PM on Thursday (7.24).  These customs have us wondering if production Amanda Visell Omens are in the works.


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SDCC Flash: Funko x MINDstyle -- Pop! Asia Debut + Hikari Previews


The new Pop! Asia line from Funko and MINDstyle, part of the two brands’ new  strategic alliance,  launched on Preview Night here at San Diego Comic-Con. Showcasing Asian culture, themes and lore, the new line debuted at the MINDstyle booth [#4845] with several SDCC exclusive black + gold editions including  Monkey King S1 (3 figures, 3.5”, $15 each),  Omamori Dolls (3 figures, 3.5”, $15 each), and Jiangshi Hopping Ghosts (4 figures, 3.5”, $15 each). 

In addition to the new Pop! Asia figures, MINDstyle also showed a staggering number of upcoming Hikari soft vinyl figures from Funko,  featuring Transformers, Ghostbusters, Spiderman,  and more.  Several fun material / paint treatments were on display including translucent vinyl, glitter and  weathering / rubbed effects.


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SDCC Flash: Robert Burden’s Amazing Oversized Toy Paintings


We were pleasantly surprised to see that Robert Burden has a booth at SDCC this year.  If the name isn’t familiar, Burden creates massive oil paintings based around toys.  For Comic-Con, he’s  offering posters and prints of many of his paintings for the very first time –- perfect for those of us who don’t have a massive wall nor the resources to purchase an original.   He’s also brought along two of his original paintings -- one of Optimus Prime and one of Batman.  If you’ve never seen Robert’s work in person, this is a perfect opportunity to truly appreciate their awesomeness.


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SDCC Flash: CBS x Amanda Louise Spayd x Chris Ryniak Thimblestump Hollow Protos


Cardboard Spaceship is showing oversized 3d printed prototypes of their upcoming Thimblestump Hollow mini-fig series from Amanda Louise Spayd and Chris Ryniak. The series will feature 9 figures in total – 4 from each artist and one collab.  In addition to the minis, expect a few resin drops in larger sizes, similar to that of the shown protos.

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Jul 22, 2014

Funko x MINDstyle Strategic Alliance Begins With Pop! Asia



Funko  and MiNDstyle have announced a strategic alliance covering Greater China and Southeast Asia.  The collaboration will  bring together FUNKO’s tremendous success with the Pop! Vinyl line, which has sold over 17 million figures in four years,  and MINDstyle’s vast experience as a creative agency working with premiere  entertainment properties.  The brand new Pop! Asia line of designer toys is a part of the two brands’ efforts to offer  collectibles and  products in rapidly growing and lucrative markets.

Pop! Asia will debut an Aloha Plate 4-figure set,  celebrating the Aloha Plate food truck, winners of  Season 4 of Food Network’s The Great Food Truck Race.  The Aloha Plate toys will be available at MINDstyle’s booth [#4845] and the Aloha Plate crew will be signing at the booth on Friday (7.25) at 12 PM.  A second edition of the Aloha Plate figures will drop in September.

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