Apr 20, 2017
Pucky x Unbox – Pookie Chocolate Edition
Pucky has just released the Chocolate Edition of her Pookie vinyl figures produced by the fine lads at Unbox Industries. Each of the four whimsical characters return in choco-infused versions: Pookie, Darlie, Professor Bean and Gooby. Limited to 100 pieces each, the Choco Edition figures come in special chocolate bags specific to each character. They are available individually with Pookie priced at 550 HKD (~$71) and the other three going for 600 HKD each (~$77). A set of four is available as well and includes a free Poke Minions tote bag and Pookie Family Sticker. Pick ‘em up now directly from Pucky’s web shop.
Apr 19, 2017
Gary Ham x Clutter x Kidrobot – Five Points Festival Dunny Exclusive
Amped for the brand spankin’ new Five Points Festival (5.20-5.21) ? Clutter just turned up the volume a few notches with the ammouncement of the Exclusive Five Points Dunny from Gary Ham and Kidrobot. The cute ‘n scary design will be available in three colorways: orange+blue (450 pcs), black+red (300 pcs) and finally a black and gold VIP exclusive (250 pcs).
The only way to score the VIP exclusive is to purchase a Five Points VIP Pass ($125) which includes several perks including 1-hour early admission, private entrance, entrance to the DTAs (only way for the public to attend), VIP party and more.
Buff Monster – Pink Chrome Mister Melty (4.21)
Buff Monster is releasing a very special Pink Chrome edition of his 2-faced Mister Melty figure this Friday. This one features sexy bling chrome action from the sofubi head through to the resin body. Ultra luxurious art toy? Yes, indeed. Pink Chrome comes with a swanky burgundy velvet bag. It drops on Friday (4.21) at 7 AM PDT for a rather reasonable $40 (+ s/h) from Buff Monster’s shop.
Aaron ‘Woes’ Martin x Silent Stage – 420 Mini PK3 (4.20)
Just in time for probably the most laidback day of the year comes the 420 Mini PK3 from Woes and Silent Stage Gallery. Limited to 100 signed/numbered pieces, this latest edition of the smaller Panda King 3 (4” x 4”) is cast in translucent tree green. Naturally it’s dropping on Thursday (4.20) at 11 AM PDT for $59.99 (+ s/h) direct from Silent Stage.
Amanda Visell x Michelle Valigura – Mayan Gold Jacks and Moonglow Tiger Cub Naps
Amanda Visell and Michelle Valigura keep up the fast and furious pace with a pair of new resin releases for your collecting pleasure. The Mayan Gold Jack (3.5”, 25 pieces, $40) is cast in sparkly brownish gold resin and is finished off with painted details.
Amanda is in love with Moonglow. So much so that she’s following-up on the Moonglow Lazy Days Tiger with the brand-new Moonglow Tiger Cub Nap (6”, 15 pcs, $190). The blue+black painting style exudes the peaceful laid back mood of a girl and a mini tiger cub relaxing under a midnight blue sky. Both releases are available now from Switcheroo and are slated to ship in 2-3 weeks.
Ron English x Toy Art Gallery – Poultry Rex Green Slime Edition (4.21)
Apr 18, 2017
Super7 – Street Fighter 2 and Toxic Avenger Debut Releases @ C2E2
Super7 will be attending C2E2 in Chicago for the first time! They will be bringing with them all of their awesome goods, as well as a couple debut releases! First up would be the Championship Edition colorways of their Street Fighter 2 ReAction Figures, which includes the alternative costumes/colorways of Ryu, M. Bison, Chun-Li, Zangief, Ken and Blanka. Each figure will retail $15 a piece.
Their latest ReAction Figure release will soon be available in a Glow In The Dark edition! The Toxic Avenger can be found in this awesome Toxic GID colorway, which will retail $15 as well. Not able to make it? Don’t fret, as Super7 will make these available online and in-store, shortly after the convention!
Six TwentyEight – “Yellow Tripper” Mitt (04.19)
We are happy to finally see a painted edition of Six TwentyEight’s Mitt figure! The “Yellow Tripper” is the original colorway of this cute bumper toy and will be available on Wednesday, April 19th at 9PM Japan Time. These are limited to one per person and can be found available HERE for $42 a piece. Just like the other releases, you have a couple of display options. You can choose between having Mitt in his Bumper or having him stand with his bumper!
Fluffy House Toys – The Not So Ordinary Bear
Fluffy House Toys has just put out a new set of figures, dubbed The Not So Ordinary Bear! Getting tired from the norm and wanting to be “not so ordinary, this cute lil’ bear changed up its attire with a fresh scarf and a pink shirt saying “I Am Not Ordinary”. This vinyl release is limited to 500 pieces and includes both Bear and his Rabbit pal. You can find them available now HERE for $42.
Marsham Toy Hour: S2 E4 – Collector Series 2
This weeks exciting episode of Marsham Toy Hour brings two toy collectors to the mic! They kindly welcome to the show Windy AKA igypsywoman and Theresa AKA tmhawk24 who both have some incredible toy collections, as well as some great photos of them! We get a glimpse on a couple different types of toy collectors and how they got into the hobby, as well as the lengths they go to to get some very sought after toys! Give them a listen by hitting “play” button below!
Huck Gee x Mighty Jaxx – Gold Life: Golden Claw
Golden Claw is the newest addition to the Gold Life series from Huck Gee and Mighty Jaxx. The ferocious tiger warrior and wielder of his eponymous weapons joins the previously released Raku (Day and Night editions) and the Soul Collector. While Golden Claw has previously made appearances as a limited-edition custom back in ‘08 and a 3” Dunny, the new iteration appears to be the most detailed with additions to his gear as well as various refined elements. Compared to the Dunny, this one’s hat—featuring a well-down woven texture—includes the fancy flourish as seen on the OG customs.
The new 4” Golden Claw is available now for $30 (+ s/h) from Mighty Jaxx and is expected to ship in Q3 2017.
Luke Chueh x Munky King – The Prisoner Kuma Kush (4.20)
Luke Chueh and Munky King will celebrate 4.20 with the release The Prisoner Kuma Kush, Medicinal Marijuana Variant (how’s that for a name?!). This one features a light mint green prisoner and a green prison/pill bottle. To add to the herbal fun, this edition also features a randomly inserted dark green flocked chase. Kuma Kush drops this Thursday (4.20) at wait for it… 4:20 PM PDT directly from Munky King. The price has not been announced, but previous editions have retailed for $30. And… we’re pretty sure the weed is not included.
Apr 17, 2017
Blackbook Toy x Lamour Supreme x Mishka – The Beast (4.23)
The Beast has finally escaped into the wild. Blackbook Toy’s new figure from Lamour Supreme and Mishka breathes new life into the Keep Watch piggy bank with a brand-new monstrous body sculpted by Kenth Toyworks. The 13.5” figure features seven points of articulation and features the classic two-faced design with Cyco Simon on one side and the eye-ball on the other. Limited to ten pieces, the debut red and green edition features a hand-painted design by Kenth Toyworks and will be available at Super Festival 74 (4.23) for 25,000 yen (~ $229).
What’s New Ep1 featuring kaNO
DeKevin has been hard at work on the What’s New video series, his new passion project. The premiere episode dropped today featuring legendary NYC transplant kaNO. In addition to taking deliver of his new Jordan Royals, walking us through his piece for the Luke Chueh-curated Friends with the Animals show, he also previewed his new Ghetto Card custom figures which he’ll be dropping at the Five Points Festival (5.20-5.21) in NYC. His take on the iconic NYC metro card, these are customized versions of the Stud figure from Squid Kids Ink. If you haven’t already, go check out Ep1 of What’s New, it’s a fast and fun(ok, not so furious) watch.
Fools Paradise -- Bane is Joining the Ride Series
Fools Paradise is teasing an upcoming new ‘Ride’ series release featuring Bane. This follows a growing list of DC Universe-inspired releases including the Last Ride featuring the caped crusader, the Keiko Joker Ride release, and the Batman vs. Superman Lowfool drops. The post mentions Thailand Toy Expo 2017 (5.4 – 5.7), which we assume means the toy will be displayed in proto form there. Fools Paradise often reveals protos for upcoming projects at TTE.
Apr 14, 2017
Toy Art Gallery – 20% Off Spring Sale (thru 4.16)
Apr 13, 2017
Marsham Toy Hour: S2 EP 3 with kaNO
This weeks episode of Marsham Toy Hour brings a very special guest, whom we are excited to join the gents. Introducing New Yorks finest, kaNO Kid! We get some good insight and some very good conversation going on the topic of flippers, Kickstarter, KAWS and what kaNO believes is the current state of “Urban Vinyl” toys. Give this episode a listen!
Paul Kaiju – Black Metallic Chimera Raffle (04.16)
Trade in your Easter egg baskets for a few minutes to take part of Paul Kaiju’s Black Metallic Chimera Raffle taking place this Sunday, April 16th at 6PM to 6:10PM PST. This raffle window for one of PK’s most coveted colorways will only be one for 10 minutes! Winners will be notified 4 days after the close of the raffle, where they will receive an invoice for $200 for this beautiful beast!
Doktor A – ToyCon UK Exclusive Mandrake Sofubi
Doktor A has just announced that he will be releasing a super limited run of his ToyCon UK exclusive Mandrake figure. Produced by Toy Art Gallery, Bocastle and Tubor come in this straw colored vinyl with olive green rub and copper eyes. This set is limited to only 5 pieces at £65 a set. If by chance these don’t make it through the weekend, the remainder will be available online through Doktor A’s Webstore HERE.
Blackbook Toy – Mixed Parts SKUM-kun (4.15)
Blackbook Toy is about to unleash a wild new edition of their popular Suicidal Tendencies collabo figure. The Mixed Parts S”K”UM-kun (9.5”) offers a few twists on the mixed parts concept. These feature a of mix heads and hands in six different marbled vinyl colors paired with clear bodies. While many mixed parts projects are unpainted, the new SKUM-kuns feature painted heads with details that pop against the marbled vinyl. As the cherry on top, these include removable cloth bandanas.
The Mixed Parts SKUM-kuns drop on April 15th 2017 at 8 AM PDT from Blackbook Toy for 16740 yen (~$154). The color mix you receive will be random, but if you order multiples you are guaranteed that each will have a different colored face. These are a definite must for SKUM-kun collectors and Suicidal Tendencies fans.
Apr 12, 2017
Michael Slack – We’re All Weirdos, We’re All Wonderful at Rotofugi (5.5)
Artist/Illustrator/Children’s Book Author Michael Slack (@michael_slackart) will open his We’re All Weirdos, We’re All Wonderful solo at Rotofugi in Chicago on Friday May 5th 2017. The show will feature Slack’s original art including several fun wood character cutouts painted brightly with both cel vinyl and enamel. Michael will also read several of his children’s books including Monkey Truck!, Elecopter and Turtle Tug to the Rescue! on Saturday (5.6) at the gallery from 1 to 2:30 PM. Roto will have the books for purchase if you (we won’t tell) or your little one falls in love with one or more of them.
Michael Slack||We're All Weirdos, We're All Wonderful
Opening: Friday, May 5th 2017 (7-10 PM)
2780 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago IL 60614
NooN x k.Olin tribu – Skull Gold Flowers (4.13)
French sculptor NooN is back with a new edition of his porcelain Skull series from k.Olin tribu. Gold Flowers features a floral motif with a varied mix of filled and outlined flowers for a subtle, eye-pleasing bouquet. As with previous editions, NooN has hand-applied the deco, making each piece unique with slight differences.
Amanda Visell x Michelle Valigura – Cheshire Cat and Alice
Amanda Visell and Michelle Valigura have just released their new Cheshire C at and Alice resin set, the 2nd release from their Alice series. This one features a sly Cheshire Cat (3.5”)--with a ready-to-pounce sculpt and an eye-catching hand-painted design—and a mini alice. Limited to 35 pieces, the Cheshire Cat set--a nice follow-up to the previous sold-out White Rabbit set—is available for $90 (+ s/h) from Switcheroo. Orders should ship within 2-3 weeks.
Apr 11, 2017
Fakir – Hanamichi Sakuragi 1000% Custom Be@rbrick
French artist Fakir consistently impresses with his wide range of customs, from his personal snarling beast aesthetic to various commissions such as this 1000% Hanamichi Sakuragi Be@rbrick done for a private collector. If you’re a fan of the Slam Dunk manga or anime, you’ll recognize Hanamichi as the star of the hoops-driven saga. As always, Fakir brings the super crisp and clean lines. What really sets this one off is his rendition of the Nike Dunks—very cool.