Aug 28, 2014

Huck Gee – The Grifling King

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The moment has come! The rise of the Grifling King! Huck Gee has just revealed this behemoth of a custom, which is limited to only 10 pieces. Each figure comes signed, numbered and includes all that you see above. If you are interested, be sure to have $1800 handy and shoot an email over to sales[at]huckgee[dot]com. Act quick! More photos after the jump.

The Griflings are ruled by an otherworldly, magical monarch, the venerable King Arstaak. As wize as he is powerful, his being seems to be woven intimately with the twisted magics that root within the Wildwoods. Very rarely seen, he travels through the magical haze of the wild woods enthroned atop a massive, iridescent beetle. His awe inspiring appearance is said to float somewhere between the physical and animistic planes. Part shadow, part earth, I suspect King Arstaak's bloodline may be a manifestation of the woods themselves. 

Only one creature in the Wildwoods is as worthy of narrative as the compelling King Arstaak: his paramour, the radiant Queen Consort, Perselphone...

- excerpts from Chapters of the North, Volume VI - Mahotsukai Hoohige

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Reactor-88’s Custom Corner: JFury

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Welcome to the August edition of Reactor-88's Custom Corner. This month we’re highlighting Justin Phillips, better known as JFury. Justin hails from Central California where he is a professional dog trainer, specializing in aggression and other behavior problems. He has been painting toys for about three and a half years. Before he started customizing toys he had never painted in his life, so he’s learned a lot along the way and is still learning new things each time he paints a new custom. Justin’s style is very cartoon-driven and he’s known for his clean line work and vibrant colors. His three kids are a huge inspiration for his character designs. His wife pushes him and is also his biggest critic- she has no problem telling him when something doesn’t look right. I think she’s doing a good job because Justin comes up with some cool characters with clean, technical execution. He does take commissions, so if you’d like to discuss a project with Justin, he can be emailed at just-n-timedog@live.com. You can also keep up with Justin and his work on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and the Furious Customs online storeFurious Customs online store.

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Aug 27, 2014

Paul Kaiju x Toy Art Gallery – Orange Gacha Minis (8.29)

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Next up from Toy Art Gallery  are the Gacha Minis in Orange (2”) by Paul Kaiju.  Previously released in light blue, the new edition features unpainted creamsicle orange vinyl for each of the five figures.   These will drop on Friday (8.29) @ Noon PDT directly from TAG’s web shop for $15 each or $60 for a whole set, essentially making the fifth figure free.

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Yoskay Yamamoto x Mighty Jaxx – “Wish Upon Me”

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Yoskay Yamamoto’s newest figure with Mighty Jaxx finally has name, “Wish Upon Me”. Who can also be seen above laying upon the previous collaborative figure, Sideways. Those attending STGCC will be able to get a up close look at this resin/wood creation. Stay tuned for future release information on this awesome new figure!

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Project: Vulkira Kickstarter Campaign

Are you a fan of Shogun Warriors, Jumbo Machinders, or any big robot toys? Well Eric Smith of Full Blown Ink has this special Kickstarter Campaign that mixes your love for robots with designer vinyl. Introducing Project: Vulkira, which is inspired by the classic Giant Japanese style robots in an 8” vinyl form produced by Unbox Industries. With your help, this Shogun Warriors colorway can be made! This is limited to only 300 pieces and will have 3 points of articulation, as well as removable fists, drill, and missile launcher attachments. So if you want to help get this figure made, take a look at the campaign HERE and contribute! Eric has also asked the help of some friends to create some amazing original artwork based on Vulkira to help the ball rolling! If this campaign really takes off, Eric is hoping to release a 24” Vulkira in the future!

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Rivet Gallery Presents: Bob's Burgers Comic Release Celebration (TONIGHT!)

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If you know Laura of Rivet Gallery, then you know she’s a huge Bob’s Burgers buff! That’s why they are super excited to announce that they will be releasing the very first Bob’s Burger comic book. Not only that, but Rivet is getting their very own retailer exclusive cover! The 1st issue features the beloved Beefsquatch with artwork by Tony Gennaro and Bernard Derriman. This release is limited to only 500 and will be available online for $3.99 each.

In celebration, Rivet will be hosting a Bob’s Burgers party TONIGHT (08.27) from 6-9PM. There will be a mini ball pit raffle for special Bob’s Burgers Giveaways, which were donated by Bento Box Entertainment and Alison Rose. You can get your game on at the video game station by Game Stop, featuring the game Order Up! You can’t have a Bob’s Burgers party without burgers! OH! Burgers will be serving up a special burger of the day with the rest of their menu. There will be complimentary hamburger cupcakes thanks to Claressa and The Ladybird Seat. Thanks to Derek Stewart, who will be providing the night with all the Bob’s Burgers episodes you can watch via screen and projector!

Rivet
1200 N. High St.
Columbus, OH 43201

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Aug 26, 2014

Arkiv x Visual Ark – Mickeyiv Vinyl(8.28)

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The wait for the debut of the Mickeyiv vinyl figures from Arkiv and Taiwanese brand Visual Ark first mentioned in an advanced announcement last spring, is all but over.  First up is the Mickiv Classic Grey vinyl.  Standing 8 inches tall, this new release is perfect for long-time collectors looking to pick up Arkiv’s signature character as well as new collectors looking for the perfect starter piece.

Limited to 200 pieces, the new figure drops on Friday, August 29th 2014 @ 8 AM PDT direclty from Visual Ark for $100 (includes Global Shipping).

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Andrew Bell – Glow In the Dark Can of Worms

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Andrew Bell’s Can of Worms figure will soon be available in your favorite local designer toy stores in this fantastic GID colorway! These are an edition of only 250 pieces and will retail $55 each. There is articulation in all 3 of the heads and each of the tails and comes with an awesome can accessory, which it can be displayed with or without.

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Aug 25, 2014

Designer Toy Awards 2014 Finalists + Voting

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Clutter recently announced the finalists for this year’s Designer Toy Awards via a special Toy Break Segment.   If you’d rather see it in list form, check out the full run-down on the DTA site.  

Voting for all the publicly voted categories is open over at designertoyawards.com and runs through Monday, September 1st (Labor Day). Unlike previous years, each person may vote once per category rather than daily.  The winners will be announced at the 4th Annual DTA Awards Ceremony in NYC on Saturday October 11th (NYCC weekend). We’re pleased to have been  nominated for Best Blog and if you’ve enjoyed our coverage for the past 9.5 or so years, we’d be  honored to have your vote.

We all have opinions about awards and nominees, and we’re no different. Rather than comment on each category, we’ll just wonder here out loud (well, sorta…) why Paul Kaiju was not nominated for Artist of the Year ???

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Aug 22, 2014

Angry Woebots x Silent Stage – Nightmare Panda King 2 (08.26)

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Angry Woebots and Silent Stage are out to release the brand new Panda King 2. the new Nightmare edition are each hand painted by Woes and limited to only 30 pieces. They are slate to release on Tuesday, August 26th at 11AM PST in their wbestore. If you can’t wait, be sure to shoot an email over to sales[at]silentstagegallery[dot]com to reserve yours right away!

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Atama Presents: RXSEVEN in “Realm” (08.23)

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Atama is proud to present RXSEVEN in his very own solo show, “Realm. The show will be taking place this Saturday, August 23rd from 7-9PM. There will be a number of custom toys as well as artwork! Be sure to come out for the evening and hang out with fellow art enthusiasts!

"Realm" is a different perspective on life and death and the brilliant dance between the two. Both life and death can depict beauty and are able to take on many forms. Most people often see death as a darker and cruel end to this life though. RXSeven has chosen to embrace this inevitable doom and show the side of beauty that it also bestows. The idea that every life contributes to the next within a cycle that ever continues moving forward.

ATAMA & Company
5307 E. Mockingbird Lane Suite #107
Dallas, TX 75206

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My Tummy Toys’ Bismarck Figure at Popcon Asia

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My Tummy Toys are excited to announce after a few years in development, the Bismarck figure. Here we get a small sneak peek of what’s to come to Popcon Asia, where they will be showing off this bad boy in person and taking pre-orders. There are plans to make 3 colorways of this 7” figure in blue, grey, and a Blank DIY (12 pieces each). There are three points of articulation in both hands and in the head. If you’re at Popcon Asia be sure to stop by their booth AHH-11.

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