Aug 26, 2016

CurioCon is a New Toy, Art and More Convention

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Ayleen Gaspar has announced CurioCon, a new convention specializing in Toys, Art, and other intriguing objects,‘curios’.  The show will be held on May 13-14th 2017 at the Pasadena Convention center.  Does the Curi Owl mascot look familiar?  If so, that’s likely because it was created by Scott Tolleson!  With her previous role organizing DesignerCon, her ongoing Bricks LA Lego show, and now CurioCon Ayleen is becoming the Queen of Conventions(tm). 

Beyond the basic focus of the show there isn’t too much information to go on, but the late Spring time slot is promising—spaced out nicely from DesignerCon and two months (or so) before SDCC—as is Ayleen’s considerable experience.  Though honestly San Diego is becoming less and less relevant for designer toys.  It’ll be interesting to see if CurioCon will have a greater focus on awesome, well… curios that go beyond toys and ‘collectibles’.  That seems to be the elusive element—finding ways to bring a broader audience to these art toy-centric shows and by extension to the scene as a whole. 

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Aug 25, 2016

Toyqube x King Syndicate – Popeye Art Toys

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ToyQube is working on a series of Popeye vinyl figures, officially licensed from King Syndicate.  Everyone’s favorite spinach slamming sailor will be brought to life by multiple artists.  We’re looking forward to seeing lots of ‘strong’ designs.  Bring it!

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Amanda Visell – Two New Bat ‘n Boards

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Bat ‘n Board is back, in a big way.  Amanda Visell has just released two new editions of her popular resin set.  There’s Albino Bat (25 pcs) and Hairy Sparkle Bat (15 pcs) who as you might expect has a nice sprinkling of glitter (two colors).  They are available right now for $90 each from Switcheroo. Time to shred.

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Shiffa x Kidrobot – Willy the Wolf (8.26)

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Shiffa’s retro ‘toon inspired Willy the Wolf (6.5”, $69.99) from Kidrobot  saunters off an empty box car and into your collection on Friday (8.26). He’ll be available at Kidrobot.com and likely all of your favorite designer toy sources.  Despite his cunning lineage, Willy could easily pass as a friendly, happy go lucky hobo with his quirky expression and a bag of his possessions (or are they his…)  With Shiffa’s strong character work and the mono colorway, you might easily mistake this wolf as the star of an actual vintage cartoon!

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Aug 24, 2016

Tomodachi Island x Collect And Display – Bulli-Corns (8.26)

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Collect And Display have teamed up with Tomodachi Island for this months ‘Monthly Custom Series’ Release! Introducing the Bulli-Corns series, which features custom Fonzo figures as its platform. There will be 3 different sizes available, each being one-off figures that range from 3.5” $80 for , 4.5” for $92 and 6” tall for $109. What are Bulli-Corns you may ask? Well…

What is a Bulli-Corn you might want to ask?! Let's just say that they might be the softest and cuddliest magical creatures on the planet. However their magic don't work unless they feel loved and get at least 50 snuggles a day, and that is just the minimum. Really the Bulli-Corn want's to be close to you 24/7.

So before you adopt one make sure you can give it all the love it requires or he might just simply fade away. But it's now like you can resist those snugly creases and chops anyway, is it?

The release will take place this Friday, August 26th at 8PM UK Time HERE. Take a look after the jump for more photos.

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Suicidal Tendencies x BlackBook Toy – “Venice Blue 2.0” Edition S”K”UM-kun

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BlackBook Toy is happy to announce another new colorway of their S”K”UM-kun figure with Suicidal Tendencies. Have a look at the new improved “Venice Blue” Edition, which is an upgraded version from the original release back in 2011. This release features a clear vinyl body with long beautiful blue locks. If you take a closer look, you may notice a third eye in the belly button! Each order will also include a S”K”UM-kun Bandana! You can find it available now HERE for roughly $180 a piece.

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Brent Nolasco – Sitting in a Pretty Daze Translucent Editions

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Brent Nolasco has just released his sublime Sitting in a Pretty Daze figure (7”) in five super shiny translucent editions—blue, green, yellow, orange and red.  Produced by Wearenottoys, the new clear color editions come bagged in header  complete with sticker and buttons pack. They are available now from Brent’s web shop for just $55 (+ s/h). 

After a long night of eating insects, a little bat takes refuge on a mushroom to rest and watch the sunrise in the morning. There, the bat is found sitting in a pretty daze. The sun slowly peeks through the trees and the morning dew glistens like diamonds. The silence calms his spirit before retreating back to his cave where he'll wait until it's dark to do it all over again.

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Ron English x Blackbook Toy – Autumn Camo Big Boner (8.27)

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Blackbook Toy will release the Autumn Stealth Camo Big Boner (8.3”) from Ron English on Saturday (8.27) @ 8 AM PDT for 10,800 yen (~ US$108) from their web shop. Inspired by the artist’s provocative Autumn Camo Deer original art work, the figure is cast in clear vinyl and features a camo pattern with clear red, clear yellow and clear orange sprays. Beautiful design. 

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Huck Gee – The Can Opener (8.26)

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What do you do when faced heavily-armored, yet lumbering enemy mechs?  Unless you’re a Jedi with a grappling hook and a light saber, you need another way to get under the armor of a mechanized beast. If you’re a bit crazy, you get close, no closer, and then crack ‘em open with a big hammer (naturally)and set charges.  The  Can Opener is one cleverly explosive way the Dapper Little Scoundrels level the playing field against the relentless march of the Untz.

Huck Gee’s newest limited-edition features an intrepid (or maybe foolish) warrior in a highly mobile yet super thin mobile suit armed with a big red hammer and some TNT.  Limited to 10 pieces, The Can Opener can be yours beginning on Friday (8.26) @ Noon PDT for $850 (+ s/h) from HuckGee.com.

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Buff Monster – GID Green Camo Mister Melty (8.26)

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Mister Melty is back in a brand-new hand painted edition from Buff Monster.  The GID Green Camo sofubi (head) + resin (body) hybrids feature a subtle camo pattern in four shades of green over a GID base.  If you just want the pure glow goodness, the figure is also available unpainted.   Both versions—painted ($35) and unpainted ($30 + s/h)—of the two-faced figure come bagged in header and  will drop this Friday (8.26) @ 8 AM PDT from Buff Monster’s web shop.

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Lock-Nesters: Bear by Fleet Hower Available at myplasticheart

unnamed Looking for a new twist to add to your collection?  myplasticheart is now carrying a new line of 3D puzzle figures—The Locknesters by Fleet Hower—that should look great on your shelf.  Toy, design object and  conversation starter— all in one.     First up is Bear (11”) which is made up of five  3D printed bio-plastic pieces which easily slide together and then back apart when you’re in a more abstract mood.   Unlike Fleet Hower’s previous multi-colored figures, Bear is larger and has a more upscale look with a shiny gray finish.  It’s available at mph for $79.99 (+s/h).

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Shadoe Delgado – Veris Candy Corn

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Shadoe Delgado is now taking preorders for the latest edition of his Veris resin figure from his web shop for $50 (+ s/h).  Candy Corn puts a fun, sweet spin on the figure who is apparently the ‘saint of screwing yourself over’.  He’s literally screwed himself (hah!), to save you from yourself.  Limited to 10 pieces, the 5” figure will ship in September.

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