Oct 23, 2017

Itokin Park -- Brand New Astronaut at DesignerCon

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Oooh.  The Sour Lemon has announced that Itokin Park will release a brand-new super spacey sofubi figure at their DesignerCon booth [#1700].  While we don’t have an official name yet, the new toy, seen here in a blue test shot, adds a bit of edge to the cosmic cute of Itokin’s previous Astronaut and Space Mode Man figures.

With a determined face and what appear to be power/mechanical arms, this explorer means business. While not immediately obvious in the blue test shot photos, a close-up pic from Itokin’s IG shows off the increased mechanical detail in the new sculpt including tech bits on the helmet collar. Plus, looks like there will be an inner collar sticker with more tech details.

Oh, and did we mention? Articulated arms.  Unlike the two previous astronauts, you’ll be able to pose this toy.  Also going off the pic, it looks like this one might be a bit taller than the previous figures with an elongated helmet.  

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Cameron Tiede – Veg-A-Bow Hot Edition (10.24)

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It’s time for Veg-A-Bow (5”, 20 pieces) to take a bow.  Cameron Tiede’s newest Wood Candy Workshop toy makes her debut—with bonus print—online on Tuesday (10.24) at 4 AM PDT (set your alarm clock!)  from the WCW web shop where she’ll be available for $129. First day customers will receive free domestic shipping/reduced internaitonal shipping. 

The new 5” figure with the stylish ‘do is handcrafted in Flower Mound, Texas from Maple (head) and painted cherry wood (eyes, tongue, body).  The 5” wood figure features magnetic articulation at the neck, comes in a muslin sack and includes a 6x8” signed/numbered giclee print highlighting her inquisitive side.

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Oct 21, 2017

Alex Pardee x 3DRetro – Exclusive Darkness Astronaut + Capsule Release/Signing (10.21)

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Tonight’s the night… 3DRetro will release its Exclusive ‘The Astronaut’ Darkness Edition (10”, 100 pcs, $130) from Alex Pardee and ToyQube along with a special mini-capsule collection from Alex  at a special release/signing event at 6 PM (10.21) at their Glendale location. What’s in the capsule ;)  There’s a sweet GID Dark Astronaut Tee ($25), mini Astronaut Doppelganger print (50 pcs, $10), and a larger 20x16” print (40 pcs, $40).  No word yet on online drops though we imagine at least some of these will sell out at the event.

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Alex Pardee||‘The Astronaut’ Darkness Edition + Capsule Release/Signing
Saturday, October 21st (6- 10 PM)

3DRetro
1851 Victory Blvd.
Glendale, CA 91201

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Oct 20, 2017

Huck Gee x Mighty Jaxx – Gold Life: Tapso The Ornery Panda (10.21)

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Mighty Jaxx will release Huck Gee’s Tapso the Ornery Panda, the latest, largest and apparently last Gold Life figure, on Saturday (10.21) at 7 AM PDT.  Standing 8” tall, Tapso casts a long shadow on the previously released figures in the series.  Once a respected warrior, Tapso now spends his time drinking and gambling. His blood shot eyes hint at his path as does the corked bottle he keeps at hand.

The release is bittersweet news as Mighty Jaxx has described Tapso as the ‘last’ Gold Life figure.  When Huck closed his studio and stepped away back in August, it sounded as if Gold Life might continue, at a slower pace. Now, the apparent ‘end’ of the series seems to leave the fate of the anticipated Wolf Rider in limbo.

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MJ Hsu x UVDToys – Luna Custom Series Available Now

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Earlier today, Urban Vinyl Daily released MJ Hsu’s Luna Custom Series  over at UVDToys featuring five gorgeous nature-inspired interpretations (5”, $250)  of the popular vinyl toy from The Bots x UVD.  Overflowing with magical ideas and experience customizing a Luna for the official custom show, MJ has transformed  each of the Lunas with a mix of metallic and iridescent paint as well as GID elements. She’s highlighted Luna’s clever design, hanging all manners of awesomeness from Luna’s branch horns—pink GID jelly fish, GID koi, GID dark crystals and more.  Beautiful work.  If you’re digging these customs, you’ll want to drop by her  DesignerCon booth this year [#413] for more glittery goodness.

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Toy Geeks Behind the Counter Ep 40 with Les Schettkoe

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Toy Geeks hits 40!  Available now for your streaming pleasure, Episode 40 features guest artist/designer Les Schettkoe.   There’s a pretty decent chance that you have some of Les’ toy designs sitting on your shelf including mini-fig versions of classic licenses including G.I. Joe  and Transformers.  Les, Ben, Jack V. and George talk shop and review several toys including  one of Les’ recent designs, BAIT’s Mr. Pennybags Monopoly toy.  The guys also bring us a nice look at 3DRetro’s exclusive The Astronaut Darkness Edition from Alex Pardee and ToyQube which drops on Saturday (10.21) at a signing/release party at 3DRetro in Glendale. Hmm, what else?  My TGBTC adventure continues in #40 with another dose of  Jack’s Spotlight featuring a first look at a brand-new, as-yet unreleased toy – Baphomaniac by Martin Ontiveros x Toy Art Gallery.

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Luke Chueh x FLABSLAB - Boba White Edition (10.21)

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Available for pre-order for 48 hours starting this Saturday, October 21st at 8AM PST is the new White Edition Boba bust by Luke Chueh and FLABSLAB. Not counting the two follow-on releases/revisions of the OG design, this is the second colorway of Luke's resin Boba bust, inspired by his original painting. The white edition pays homage to the ever so popular "Prototype Boba Fett" colorway. You can find them for pre-order HERE for $300 + s/h.

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Josh Keyes x ToyQube - The Collector (10.23)

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ToyQube  has announced their fourth collaborative sculpture with Josh Keyes, The Collector. This piece is massive and measures 18" x 7" x 9", which features a very large rhino displaced on the streets. The Collector will be limited to 120 pieces at an amazing price point of $180. These will be made available this Monday, October 23rd at 9AM PST through Toyqube.

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Woot Bear Gallery - Ben Seto in Usagi Jane and the Skullbunnies: Midori Woods, the folding forest (10.21)

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Woot Bear Gallery will be hosting a very special event this Saturday, October 21st from 6-9 PM. Ben Seto will has his very own solo show, titled Usagi Jane and the Skullbunnies: Midori Woods, the folding forest. There will be both original paintings and mini-figures for your eyes to feast on!  Toy wise there will be Mini Skullbunnies and bush pigs ($20 each), an exclusive gold mini Skullbuny (20 pcs, $25), and the debut of the Infected Skullbunnies, a collaboration with Scott Wilkowski.

For paintings/mixed media pieces, Ben will offer dioramas with watercolor backgrounds (5x7”, $500) and watercolor paintings (9x12”, $400). All of which will bring joy and happiness to any home.

Ben Seto||Usagi Jane and the Skullbunnies: Midori Woods, the folding forest
Opening: Saturday, October 21st 2017 (6-9 PM)

Woot Bear
1512 Haight St
San Francisco CA 94117
415.487.9000

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David Flores x BETTERMEART - Tomodachi at Complex Con

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David Flores has just shared this upcoming release he has got planned with BETTERMEART for this years Complex Con in Long Beach. Check out the Tomadachi figure, which features David Flores' unique art style to a French Bull Dog. We believe these will be available at the BETTERMEART booth during the November 4-5th weekend event. We would also love to point out how awesome the packaging is, which shows off the different color pallets used for the figure. We do not know the price at this time, but once we find out, you will be the first to know!

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Oct 19, 2017

KAWS x Peanuts x UNIQLO - Black Small & Large Snoopy Plush

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What we think will be for a Black Friday release, Uniqlo will be releasing their KAWS x Peanuts line with new apparel and a brand new Snoopy x KAWS plush in all black! We expect these to be very popular and go as quickly as the original plush did. Uniqlo mentions these will be available both online and in store! The large plush measures 21.7 x 8.3" for $40 and the small plush measures 10.6 x 4.7" for $20.

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Dead Zebra x Android - Special Webcrawler Halloween Edition Android (10.23)

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Every Holiday requires a special Android release! This years Halloween Android figure is a creepy but cute 8 legged critter. This release also has a rad 8-bit vibe with the details of the spider. The Webcrawler will be available on Monday, October 23rd at 11AM EST HERE.Every special Holiday requires a special Android release! This years Halloween Android figure is a creepy but cute 8 legged critter. This release also has a rad 8-bit vibe with the details of the spider. The Webcrawler will be available on Monday, October 23rd at 11AM EST HERE.

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