Sep 22, 2017

Bwana Spoons – Kappa Workshop + PopUp (9.24) at Faceguts in LA

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Bwana Spoons is in LA (woo!) in part for his fancy shmancy one day event on Sunday (9.24) at Tim Biskup’s world famous Face Guts. Bwana is cramming as much goodness as possible into six hours including a free Kappa Workshop/drawing class from Noon to 1 (preceded by an exhaustive Kappa lecture spanning at least 3 minutes) as well as a pop-up featuring new toys, tees, pins and prints (1 to 6PM) from himself and Liverad Studios.   So if you’re in the area, drop by and spend Sunday with Bwana and fellow toy fanatics.

Bwana Spoon and Friends Occupy Face Guts (official name, we pinky swear)
Sunday, September 24th 2017 (12-6 PM)

Face Guts (aka Tim Biskup’s secret stash)
4136 Verdugo Rd.
Los Angeles, CA 90065

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Super7 Unveils a new Mummy Boy for NYCC

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Super7 will be heading East for NYCC (10.5 – 10.8).  They’ll be bringing plenty of new treasures with them including a new Silver (glitter?) Mummy Boby with Silver, Black and Gold Spray.  Look for more goodies announced shortly, all available at booth #126.

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myplasticheart NYCC Exclusives Revealed So Far

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NYCC (10.5 –10.8) is sneaking up on us all.  NYCC stalwart myplasticheart will be offering enticing exclusives as well as an amazing selection of blind-box figures from booth #888 – auspicious number ftw. mph has revealed four exclusives/debuts so far.  First up is the brand-new kawaii The Dessert Oracle by Sad Salesman ($50, vinyl) with a triple stack of sweet satisfaction.  If sofubi is your thing, mph will have the new MITT Rainbow from Six Twentyeight ($42, vinyl) featuring a colorful, gradient-loving bumper car bulldog.  Monsters?  Konatsu delivers with a new  clear green Daioh Negora (price tbd) with gold, silver and black accents.

Hmm… Are we forgetting something?  Pins!!! Fear not enamel enthusiasts, mph will have the brand-new Pocket Pork Dumpling pins from Shawnimals in two designs ($10 each).

Maybe I’m just getting old and things are blurring together but with the rise of several new-ish Asian conventions (TTE, ATC, BTS, Toy Soul)  it feels like convention season runs almost year around. Taipei Toy Festival follows right on the heels of NYCC opening on 10.7 and running through the 10th.  And… DesignerCon drops just over a month later (11.11-11.12).  It’s a promising though pricey  development.

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Frank Kozik x Blackbook Toy – Lil Alex and Dim Devil Edition (9.22)

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“Wild”, that’s how we’d describe the next edition of Frank Kozik’s A Clockwork Carrot sofubi figures from Blackbook Toy. Officially dubbed the Devil Edition, the new Lil Alex and Dim figures (~ 11.2”)  feature a super vivid combo of mint and black vinyl with purple accents throughout. If you look closely you’ll note some new paint treatments including bloodshot eyes.  As is quickly becoming their tradition, The Devil Edition figures include an alternate variant, this time around featuring mint shirt and pant cuffs.  Each figure includes removable masks, this time with a bright red nose—Rudolph has newfound competition. If you’re wondering about the color differences in the product photos, we’ve checked and both Alex and Dim feature the same ‘mint’ coloring which is apparently  greenish-blue rather than the more pronounced blue hue seen in some of the Dim photos.

The Devil Edition Lil Alex and Dim figures drop individually  on Friday (9.22) at 8 AM PDT from Blackbook Toy for 13500 yen (~ $123) + s/h each . You’ll be able to select the regular or mint cuff variant when you order. 

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Sep 21, 2017

Alex Pardee x ToyQube – Half a Nice Day (9.22)

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Alex Pardee’s sarcastic poke-in-the-eye Half a Nice Day vinyl (10”)will be released by ToyQube on Friday (9.22) at 10 AM CDT  for $95 (+ s/h).  First seen as a proto at Five Points Festival in May, the new figure features a thin smiley face character who has clearly seen better days.  The visual gag works extremely well here thanks to the strong sculpting and really well-done blood and trauma paint effects. Interestingly, the production version does without the eyeball hanging by a thread from the proto.   Half a Nice Day follows the Astronaut, Alex’s extremely well-received first collaboration with TQ which took home a DTA.

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Amanda Visell - The Iron Giant Limited Wooden Figure Release

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Amanda Visell just added some more goodies to her store today! Up for grabs is her Iron Giant wooden figures, which are limited to only 5 pieces. The awesome thing about this release is that each one is a little unique from the other. They are all done by hand, as well as hand painted. The Iron Giant stands 11" tall and can be found available HERE for $500 each.

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Paul Kaiju - Purple Passion Raffle (09.24)Paul Kaiju - Purple Passion Raffle (09.24)

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This Sunday, September 24th, Paul Kaiju will be holding the Purple Passion raffle! Included in the bundle is a Dual Bat, Mockbat and Domino Jack, all in a beautiful unpainted purple vinyl. The raffle will only be open for one full hour starting at 8AM PST and ending at 9AM PST. Those lucky enough to win this awesome set will be invoiced $420 if their name is pulled.

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Sep 20, 2017

Kozik x Kidrobot - Free Hug Bear Available Now!

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Frank Kozik is out with a brand new toy with Kidrobot. Inspired by vintage squeeky toys, Frank is happy to bring to you, Free Hugs Bear! These are available now through Kidrobot in two colorways. The Silver edition is the Kidrobot exclusive and is limited to 200 pieces and retails $100 found HERE. The orange edition is also available through Kidrobot and KR retails and is available HERE for $75. Free Hug Bear stands 10" tall and comes packaged in a windowed box. It's cute and it's gruesome, what more can you want!

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RecycleC x Toy Art Gallery – Takhon (9.22)

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Toy Art Gallery's imposing Takhon is a new figure from Thai artist RecycleC.  Inspired by Thailand’s Phi Ta Khon festival (ghost festival) and its distinctive ghost masks, the 7.5” figure features two ghost buddies attached to Takhon via chain and a stylish, removable sword. Takhon will debut in an unpainted flesh colorway dropping on Friday (9.22) at 12 PM PDT from the TAG Web Shop for $95 (+ s/h).  

The evocative sculpt has intricate details throughout, especially  on the face/head and sword hilt and ornamentation. It’s quite posable with seven points of articulation (head, arms, wrists and legs)  Perhaps best known for his insane Rajawanorn figure,  RecycleC’s collector base should grow with this new vision.

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Sep 19, 2017

Toy Geeks Behind the Counter Ep. 36 -- 100% Art Toys

unnamed (1)Looking for something to watch on the ol’ Youtube?  How about this week’s Toy Geeks Behind the Counter episode?  #36 starts with art toys, is filled with art toys and ends with… art toys :)  Ben, Jack V. and yours truly take a closer look at several figures including the Takashi Murakami x Complex Con x BAIT Mr. Dob vinyl, the new GID ‘13’ Dunnys from Brandt Peters and Kidrobot, the 20” Andy Warhol Plush Dunny from Kidrobot, Ron English’s Sugar Diabetic Bear and the new Wish figures—ceramics meets textiles—from Taylored Curiosities in our first mail segment.

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Sep 16, 2017

Time to Party at 3DRetro with Juan Muniz x Luke Chueh Headspace and Prisoner Percocet Drops (9.16)

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Ready for a double dose of 3DRetro exclusives?  It goes down tonight (Saturday, 9.16)  with a release/signing party  at their Glendale location from 6 to 9 PM.  You’ll be able to pick up the Juan Muniz x Luke Chueh Headspace (200 pcs, $60) —featuring Juan’s Felipe and Luke’s sad bear—as well as Luke’s Prisoner Percocet (500 pcs, $30) from Munky King.  Both Luke and Juan will be in the house, signing, chatting, and being  awesome.  Come by and get your art toy fix.

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Juan Muniz x Luke Chueh || 3DRetro Exclusive Headspace Release
Saturday September 16th, 2017 (6-9 PM)

3DRetro
1851 Victory Blvd.
Glendale, CA 91201

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Sep 15, 2017

Jim Dreams x Unbox – BTS Chunk (9.16)

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Unbox will be releasing the Beijing Toy Show Chunk by Jim Dreams on Saturday (9.16) at 6 AM PDT from their web shop—time for west coast boys and girls to set your alarms. This new edition features a mono design complete with a glorious gray glitter snot bubble.  These should go rather quickly, don’t blow it.

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