Sep 15, 2017

Amanda Visell x Michelle Valigura – The Man of Steel

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Amanda Visell and Michelle Valigura keep their super hero summer going with their newest spandex savior.  Available now from Switcheroo, The Man of Steel (7”, 25 pcs, $135 + s/h)  brings us a chill Superman seemingly enjoying some time away from fighting crime.  He follows Wolvie and the Bat before that  as the latest incarnation of the girls’ muscle flexin’ hero sculpt.  

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Sep 14, 2017

Buff Monster – 5” Mister Melty in Chrome (9.15)

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So the latest Buff Monster news is mixed.  On the plus side, he’s releasing a 5” Chrome Mister Melty figure (10 pcs, $200 + s/h)  on Friday (9.15) at 10 AM PDT  over on Staymelty.com.  . The down side?  This fancy version of the OG/Classic Mister Melty is the last chrome edition planned.  That’s a shame since the 3” set I purchased is pretty awesome with a sweet, blinged out mirror-like surface that looks to be quite durable.  Apparently, the process of making these is quite involved.  So… if you’re looking for a chrome Mister Melty, now is the time.

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Sep 13, 2017

Brent Nolasco's Beast in Red Available Now!

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Brent Nolasco has released a new edition of his 8” Beast rotocast rein figure into the wild. This new release features some amazing paint application and detail that beautifully captures the talent of Mr. Nolasco. He mentions that every piece is hand painted with an 18-step process. You can find them available now for sale HERE for $120 a piece.

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Marsham Toy Hour S2 E20 & E22 with Spanky Stokes and Martian Toys

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We bring you another couple weeks worth of great ear content coming from Marsham Toy Hour! Episode 20 features a very well known blogger in our toy community, senior John "Spanky" Stokes of Spankystokes.com! They get into the nitty gritty of how he got into to blogging and how far it has brought him today. With countless of customs, all sorts of strolls and quite a few blogger of the year awards under his belt. Give'r a listen down below!

 

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For the latest installment of Marsham Toy Hour, the team brings back one of its OG's, Aaron of Martian Toys and The Mothership Gallery. They chat about the new brick and mortar store, as well as "The Next Great Blank Contest".  The gang also talks about the the effect of pre-orders and a lot of shop talk that would be quite useful for both collectors and retailers.

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kaNO x Bruce Lee Estate x ToyQube – 20” Dragon King

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The wait is nearly over. The king has returned.  First seen at Five Points Festival in May, kaNO’s 20” Dragon King vinyl will be available for pre-order from ToyQube on Friday (9.15) at 12 PM CDT for $295 (+ s/h) and will ship in October. The Bruce Lee Estate-licensed figure features kaNO’s OG GoD-inspired design with the iconic yellow and black jumpsuit complete with the official flying kick logo on the hoodie.  The XL Dragon King features five points of articulation and comes ready for action with removable nunchucks.  

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Sep 12, 2017

Toy Geeks Behind the Counter EP 35 Asks Will the Porg Be A Hit?

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Toy Geeks Behind the Counter EP 35 ("Spoiler Alert") is up and available for you to geek out to.  If you love Star Wars, this is a must-see episode as Ben, Jack V. and I dive into a pile of Last Jedi toys from Force Friday II.  Black Series? Yep. Pops? Yep.  Sphero BB-9E? Yep.  Porg?  You betcha.  Still seems like a penguin crossed with an Ewok.   Watch the hard-hitting reviews below or on Youtube.

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Sep 08, 2017

Eric So – Estate Edison and Sam at Beijing Toy Show (9.8 – 9.10)

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HK Urban Vinyl pioneer Eric So revisits his old school style for the Beijing Toy Show—just begun—with two new Estate figures – Edison (Edison Chen) and Sam (Sam Lee). Estate Sam may come with a mini blue sub in honor of his Subscrew apparel brand.  New pics from Eric suggest that the hoodie is removable (perhaps by removing the head).   Estate Edison continues the celebrity’s EDCMonkey alter ego. These will apparently be available at booth B08. 

In addition to the new drops, the Beijing Toy Show is celebrating Eric’s work with a huge Art of Eric So exhibition – justly deserved.

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Juan Muniz x Luke Chueh 3DRetro Exclusive Felipe Headspace Release Party

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Double Drop alert! First seen at SDCC in July, 3DRetro’s  Headspace exclusive collabo from Juan Muniz, Luke Chueh and Munky King will drop on Saturday (9.16, 6-9 PM) with an official release party and signing.  Felipe meets Luke’s bear and Headspace for a mind altering Headspace.  Both Juan and Luke will be in the house to sign the new toy.

But wait, there’s more…  3Dretro will also be releasing their exclusive Prisoner Percocet from Luke and Munky King.

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 07, 2017

Kaiju One – Super Sun Sun Bling Bling Treasure Lottery (thru 10.10)

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Back in June we wrote about Kaiju One’s impressive and quite ambitious Super Sun Sun sofubi, a fierce take on the legend of the Monkey King.  Ever since then we’ve had one question… when?  Thankfully the time has come.  Kaiju One is offering the debut  Bling Bling Treasure Edition (~ 10.6”) in both Standard ($200)  and Deluxe packages ($250) via lottery ending on Sunday (9.10) at 8:59 AM PDT.  Shipping is $30 for Asia and $50 to everywhere else. See below for full package breakdowns and lottery instructions.

The Bling Bling Treasure Edition features an impeccable red+yellow paint scheme that brings out all the intricate detail in the legendary warrior’s body and armor.  Kaiju One’s inclusion of  numerous high quality accessories--both PVC and Metal—should offer collectors a 1:6 style experience in terms of playability and display flexibility.  Super Sun Sun supports a removable hand system with up to  five sets of hands depending on the package.  In addition, he’s ready for battle with four combat plags complete with metal poles, a Rod of Naraka in PVC and Metal (Deluxe), and an Avici sword (Deluxe) complete with removable sheath.  The Deluxe edition also showcases Sun Sun’s theatrical side with an included Chinese Opera Mask and Headdress.

Not content with releasing a compelling sofubi figure with strong sculpting and detailed paint, Kaiju One is pushing the boundaries to deliver Super Sun Sun as a fully realized character ready to bash heads with numerous weapons and regalia. Dope.


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Standard Version "Bling Bling Treasure/至尊寶" - US$200

  • Figure with gripping hands
  • A pair of additional hands (random blind bag)
  • Four combat flags with metal POLE
  • Rod of Naraka ( pvc )
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    Deluxe Version "Bling Bling Treasure / 至尊寶" - US$250

    • Figure with gripping hands
    • 4 pair of additional hands
    • Four combat flags with metal POLE
    • Rod of Naraka ( pvc )
    • Rod of Naraka ( metal )
    • Avīci Sword ( pvc )
    • Box
    • Chinese Opera mask
    • Chinese Opera HEADDRESS
    • Bag

    Lottery Info
    Send email to  kaijuonestudio@gmail.com with the following info:

    1.Either Standard or Deluxe Version ( choose one )
    2.Your name
    3.Instagram/facebook name
    4.Your country
    5.Shipping address
    6.Phone Number
    7.PayPal account

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    Hirota Saigansho – Soft Vinyl Kaiju Exhibition at Megumi Ogita Gallery (10.7 – 10.14)

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    If you’re in Tokyo or can make plans to be there, you’ll definitely want to check out Hirota Saigansho’s exhibit opening on October 7th 2017 at Megumi Ogita Gallery in Ginza, Tokyo.  The exhibit will offer a retrospective look at Hirota’s toys featuring each colorway released plus potentially one-offs/tests.  In addition to his gorilla and monster sofubi figures, the event will also feature a display of  paintings, skateboards, and the debut of two new monsters. And…expect a surprise or two. 

    This is an exhibition in the museum sense of the word—no toys will be available for sale.  Hirota’s Soft Vinyl Kaiju Exhibition is a must-see event for collectors and fans seeking the definitive word on his highly sought after gorilla sofubi.

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    October 7th through October 14th 2017

    Megumi Ogita Gallery
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    Tokyo 104-0061 Japan

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    Kidrobot x Elvis Preseley Graceland - Elvis Vinyl Figure?!

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    This just crossed our radar, as it looks like Kidrobot has teamed up with all of Graceland to produce their very own exclusive Elvis figure. We know what you're thinking, we couldn't believe it either, as these guys are already in stock and available for purchase. This is a big surprise has there is no mention from Kidrobot about these what so ever. The Elvis figure comes in three different styles, Elvis '68 Comeback w/ guitar, Elvis '68 Comeback singing and Singing Elvis Gold Lamé. Each figure measures 4.5" tall and can be found available HERE for only $15 each.

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    Sep 05, 2017

    Toy Geeks Behind the Counter Ep 34 – Conflicted and Dumb

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    Another week, another wild and crazy (well…geeky and nerdy) Toy Geeks Behind the Counter episode.  Conflicted and Dumb (Ep. 34) is out now for your watching pleasure below and on Youtube. George, Ben and Jack V. review and react to new toys including the life-size E.T. Stunt Puppet from Neca and the Batman x Kidrobot Dunny collection (hmmm…).  And, my  first Toy Spotlight segment features  Eimi Takano’s Magic Donut Cat resin.  Look for the second Spotlight in next week’s TGBTC episode.

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    Super7 x Power-Con Exclusive Releases (9.9 - 9.10)

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    Power-Con is around t he corner and for those who are unfamiliar, Power-Con is a He-Man and She-Ra convention that takes place in Torrance, CA. Super7 will of course be in attendance and will be bringing a few exclusive goodies only available at the event! If you're lucky enough to be in the area and are a huge MOTU fan, Super7 will be dropping their collaborative Skeletor and Beastman Japanese Vinyl figures with Gargamelin two new colorways. They will also be bringing with them their new Micro He-Man and Skeletor Japanese vinyl figures, which stand at about 2" tall and features a translucent green vinyl. If there are any leftover event, we believe Super7 will be any remaining figures online!

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    Sep 02, 2017

    Frank Montano -- FeastWarz Rage On (9.6)

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    Frank Montano continues to unfold the FEAST universe with his new FeastWarz project.  The FEAST DiamondTroopers’ relentless pursuit of every last resource has pushed the BlizzardBeast to near extinction. With STXRM, VAD3R, F3TT and D3ATH there may be no hope for the natural world.

    While cut from the same toy DNA, each of the four new 3” hand painted resins feature unique sculpts with a surprising level of detail.  They will be available for preorder on Wednesday (9.6) from Frank’s web shop for $95 each or you can score a discount with a full set ($350).  Shipping is $10 in the US and $22.50 international.   If you back Frank on Patreon, you have first dibs and can pre-purchase the set right now.  The figures should be completed in early December.

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    Sep 01, 2017

    Ron English x Mighty Jaxx Take on the Staple Pigeon (9.2)

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    Ron English’s take on Staple’s iconic pigeon is menacing, stylish and of course, grinning.  Beyond the signature skull grin, the interlocking jigsaw of color that runs from head to toe is a striking nod to Jeff Staple’s impactful design and fashion.  The colorful, sculpted-in sections make the toy with a funky, hip vibe. The patchwork of curves, notches, and spiky lines weave their magic into an eye-catching whole. 

    Seemingly lacking an official name, the new figure we’re calling ‘Pigeon Grin’  is Mighty Jaxx’s second art toy collab with Staple and follows the dramatic Washizu from James Jean.  The Pigeon Grin vinyl (8”) will be available for pre-order from Mighty Jaxx on Saturday (9.2) at 7 AM PDT for $120 (+ s/h).

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    Ron English x APPortfolio x Made By Monsters – Shocking Sun Flowers (9.3)

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    Ron English’s amazing Sun Flower sculptures  with an uncanny likeness to Mr. Squarepants are back in fun new colors.  The new Shocking Sun Flowers—a collaboration between Ron, APPortfolio and Made by Monsters—are a follow-up to the Growing Grins editions released at Art Fair Tokyo this Spring.  

    While the OG editions featured a ‘natural’ palette with yellow flowers and green stems, the new editions (16.5”)  feature more unusual, even Shocking colors.  Shocking Pink (230 pieces) features pink petals, green stems, and a purple pot while Dark Force (70 pieces) features a yellow + black design with GID teeth.

    They are available at special events in China from September 1st through the 2nd and also online from APPortfolio on Sunday (9.3) at 9 AM PDT for $510 (+ s/h) for the Shocking Pink and $1020 (+ s/h) for the set of the Pink and the Dark Force.  For full info, check out @APPortfolio.

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    Six TwentyEight – MITT Rainbow

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    Six TwentyEight  will release MITT Rainbow just in time for the fall convention season.  The new colorful bumper car bulldog will be available first at the Beijing Toy Show (9.8 – 9.10)  from Wrong Gallery [A28].  The new Rainbow edition will also be available in October at several conventions and retailers:

    - New York Comic Con (10.5 – 10.8), My Plastic Heart's booth
    - Taipei Toy Festival (10.7 – 10.10) ,Wrong Gallery's booth
    - Fewmany Shop, Tokyo Japan
    - Vintage & Vinyl Club, Hong Kong
    - Collect and Display, UK
    - Minty Fresh, Netherlands
    - Toy Art Gallery, California

    The figure will also apparently be available online from Six TwentyEight at some point.  We’ll keep you updated.

     

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    Aug 31, 2017

    Ron English – Popaganda Exclusive Sugar Diabetic Bear (9.1)

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    Ron English will release a Popaganda Exclusive Sugar Diabetic Bear vinyl (100 signed pcs) on Friday (9.1) at 8 AM PDT from the Popaganda web shop.  Instead of the traditional brown bear and blue sweater, the exclusive flips things with an acid/poison twist featuring a purple bear rocking a green sweater. 

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    Coarse – Omen Help! Pre-Orders Start on 9.1

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    Coarse will offer it’s Omen Help! DIY figures in both 3” and 7” sizes via select retailers starting on Friday (9.1) at 8:59 AM PDT.  These first popped up at the 2017 Thailand Toy Expo in May and now will be available worldwide.  There are four face variants for both sizes – Stare (eyes closed), Smile (blank face with beak), Scowl (completely blank face) and Squint (eyes open).  While they share face designs, the 3” figures feature white bodies while the 7” have gray bodies.

    These will be available from myplasticheart, Rotofugi, Toy Qube, Toy Art Gallery and more.  We expect pricing to vary a bit from shop to shop given each store’s cost to receive the figures but expect to pay in the $80-$90 for the 7” and $16-$20 for the 3”.  It might pay to shop around on this drop.

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    Michael Skattum x Gums Productions - Serpentoid Release (09.01)

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    Michael Skattum will FINALLY be releasing his newest sculpt Serpentoid to the masses! This figure was produced by Gums Productions and was sculpted by Khem Pavee. The first release features a swamp green vinyl and has 2 points of articulation in the arms. Serpentoid stands 8" tall and 5" from snout to tail. The drop will take place on Friday, September 1st at 8 AM PDT over at the artist’s web shop. Each figure will retail $65 and will ship from Hong Kong.

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    Buff Monster – Watermelon Sunset Mister Melty Resin (9.1)

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    Buff Monster is back with two new 5” Mister Melty resins celebrating the last days of Summer—and hopefully the last of this LA heat.  The Watermelon Sunset features green ice cream with an orangey cone, plenty of splatter action and a glossy clear coat.  If minimalist is more your speed, there’s also the unpainted Milky Mint with a matte finish.  These new rotocast resin Mister Meltys are  produced from a new and improved mold.

    This late summer Mister Melty crop harvests this Friday (9.1) at 7 AM PDT from Stay Melty with Watermelon Sunset available for $60 (+ s/h) and Milky Mint going for $40 (+ s/h).

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    Sad Salesman - Pink Edition Wizard Coming Soon ?

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    What's this? Looks like Eric Althin aka Sad Salesman will soon be releasing a new Wizard figure into the world—apparently in sofubi! This new colorway features a clear pink vinyl torso and dark pink legs and boots with detailed face. There is no word as to when or how much, but stay tuned with us and follow @Sad_Sales for more details!

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    KAWS x MOMA x Medicom - KAWS BFF Open Edition

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    Originally released as a plush toy, KAWS' BFF figure makes it to vinyl! Produced by Medicom and what will seem to be released through MOMA, the long hoped for BFF figure will be available in two colorways, Blue and Black. This will also be a part of the open edition, which is great news for all collectors as this will be a tad bit easier to get a hold of.... eventually. Nonetheless, we are happy to see more KAWS toys being produced, especially in vinyl and of new sculpts! Stay tuned for updates as we receive them!

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    Doktor A Has Released his Talking Board APs

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    You best make your way to Doktor A.'s website quick, as he just made available his Artist Proof Talking Board 5" Dunnys that was released through Kidrobot not too long ago! They are available in both Red (£50.00) and Green GID Editions (£65.00) and are limited to 12 pieces each that are signed and numbered. The AP's also come with a mini-print of the illustration from the box. You can find them available now HERE while supplies last!

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    Aug 30, 2017

    Fossil Pods Debut from James Groman and Toy Art Gallery (9.1)

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    James Groman has teamed up once again with Toy Art Gallery on a new gacha style series.  Where B.C. Blasters mixed beast and military machines, Fossil Pods brings us the ultimate prehistoric mash up – Dinos and Insects.  First up is  an unpainted yellow set featuring all five figures—Tyrannonmantis, Mosquitodactyl, Tricerabeetle, Brontopillar and Saurpian.  Be the first to add these new Groman beasts to your collection when they drop on Friday (9.1) at 12 PM PDT for $60 (+ s/h) via the TAG Web Shop.

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