Jun 14, 2017

Sket-One –“Used” Sketella 8” Custom Dunny

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Sket-One’s Sketella Custom Dunny is back again and it looks like someone dipped their fingers in it already. The new “Used” edition custom Sketella 8” Dunny pre-order will officially go live this Friday, June 16th at 12PM EST for only 24 HOURS. This release comes signed with custom 2.25oz Mini bottle of Nutella, 8” x 8” Plaid Picnic Placemat and a 5” x 5” custom spreading knife with RESIN Nutella dab. These are all made-to-order, meaning edition sized based on orders received in the 24 hour slot. You can find them HERE for $485 when the time is right!

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Jun 13, 2017

J*RYU x Kidrobot – 8” Clairvoyant Antique Silver Dunny (6.16)

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Oooh… The future looks bright with the new antique silver edition of the 8” Clairvoyant Dunny from J*RYU. The third edition of the stunning piece materializes on Friday (6.16) at 8 AM PDT only on Kidrobot.com . This colorway was selected by fans through an online FB poll  earlier this year—nice choice! As with the others, this one features a matching 3” crystal ball Dunny.  It sounds like there’s one more special edition lurking just beyond our perceptions. The mystery of the Arcane Divination continues to unfold.

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Marsham Toy Hour S2 E10 with Don "Datadub" Kratzer

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Marsham Toy Hour is back for another amazing episode covering the topic of 5 Points Festival from the Eastern Toys side of things. Gary and Theresa have a nice chat with Don "Datadub" Kratzer of Powercore and 1000Toys. They also bring up topics as, queueing in line for toys, raffles vs first come first served, and limited edition runs vs open edition. Give this episode a listen below!

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Bjornik X VTSS Bai Lan “Byoo-ti”Edition Exclusive

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Otto Bjornik and VTSS are back at it again with another amazing exclusive release. Check out the new “Byo-ti” Edition Bau Lan figure, which will go nicely with their previous Bai Chu Kyoo-ti exclusive from a couple years back. This release is limited to only 30 pieces and will retail $150 each and can be found available now HERE.

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IBreakToys - Up Up Away Kyoot Kickstarter Campaign

 

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A Designer Toy Collective Production is happy to announce their latest project to bring a very talented artist's creation to vinyl form. They are bringing IBreakToys' "Up Up Away Kyoot" to life. This Superhero who protects all things cute, features a bright red super hero costume with a homespun ‘K’ emblazoned on it. Our intrepid hero climbs atop a cardboard box to get some extra height, as he  takes off with the help of a giant bubblegum bubble.

"Up Up Away Kyoot" Stand 4" tall and 7" Tall with box. There are plenty of pledges with awesome perks for this campaign, but if you are looking for just the figure, that will cost you $55 for the original colorway or $60 for the KS Exclusive colorway. You can find the Kickstarter Campaign HERE.

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The Bioluminescent Swanicorn by Daniel Fleres (6.16)

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It's been quite a long while since we seen Daniel Fleres'  Swanicorn and we are ecstatic to see the return with an amazing new release! The Bioluminescent Swanicorn will be available from his web store this Friday, June 16th in only a limited run of 10 pieces. We have yet to find out any other details, such as price or time, but you're going to want to follow Daniel via Instagram at @Danielfleres for more details!

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Jun 10, 2017

Tokyo Jesus, Eimi Takano & Octoplum – Yokai at Clutter Gallery (6.11)

 

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Clutter Gallery will present the opening of the three-artist Yokai (“spirits”) show on Saturday evening  (6.11) featuring the work of artists Tokyo Jesus, Eimi Takano  and Octoplum.  With a Sphinx-like pose, Octoplum’s Ao Andon is a grinning female demon with flowing hair and pensive, well-sculpted hands.  The show features several one-off versions of the sculpt in various sizes and color treatments.  Artist duo Tokyo Jesus and Eimi Takano continue to impress with their strikingly different visions, he with dark, sometimes morbid imagery while she embraces kawaii with her adorable food characters.  Their new collections offer a mix of their popular resin characters as well as new creations.

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Opening: Saturday, June 11th 2017 (6 PM)

Clutter Gallery
163 Main Street
Beacon, NY 12508

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Jun 09, 2017

Luke Chueh x Munky King – The Prisoner Xanax Edition (6.23)

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Munky King has announced that Luke Chueh’s The Prisoner Xanax edition resin will be released on Friday June 23rd.  Blue Xanax pills are part of the daily routine for many suffering from anxiety and stress disorders including PTSD. In fact, a portion of the proceeds from the release will be donated to PTSD United—a non-profit assiting those suffering from the debilitating condition—in honor of PTSD Awareness Month.

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Amanda Visell x Coarse – ZigZag + Omen Hypnosis (6.13)

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ZigZag! Amanda Visell’s new vinyl set collab with Coarse  conjures the magic of the  Last Days of Autumn set at a smaller, desk-friendly format. Unfolding the story of a wayward stump (4”) and a naughty child,  ZigZag includes a removable-axe, wood slice, and base for the child. The impressive art toys will be available in the icy-themed Shiver (girl) and the wicked Katsura editions (boy) in editions of 300 pieces for $84 each or $160 for the set of two.  ZigZag  will be available for pre-order from Coarse on Tuesday (6.13) at 8:59 AM PDT from the Coarse Store.

But wait… there’s one more thing… Coarse will also release Amanda’s Omen Hypnosis hand-painted figures.  Limited to an edition of 10, this mystical Omen will be available for $380 at the same time as the ZigZag drop.  All pricing includes global shipping. Be sure to hit the jump for more pics.

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Jun 08, 2017

Juan Muniz x 3DRetro – SDCC GID Smile

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It’s beginning to be that time again. SDCC is about a month and a half away and news of release plans is starting to flow, including the word that Juan Muniz and 3DRetro will release a GID Smile vinyl at Comic-Con.  Limited to 150 pieces, the SDCC exclusive  glow bunny will be available from Juan’s booth [#5139].

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Jun 07, 2017

Tara McPherson x Kidrobot Tease New Wonder Woman Figure

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Tara McPherson just jumpstarted fan girl and boy’s hearts this morning with the a silhouette tease of her upcoming Wonder Woman project with Kidrobot!  We’re expecting something pretty amazing as Tara always delivers graceful yet strong female portrayals.   We can’t wait to see more of Tara’s rendition of the Amazonian warrior.

While there’s not too much more to say other than the obvious, YES!, it does appear that this one will be statue like with a base but that’s par for the course with the dynamic, one foot pose.  Finally, yes, its vinyl.

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Super7 San Francisco Presents: Michelle Valigura in a Ceramic Kaiju Show (06.10)

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Michelle Valigura will be making her way up the California Coast for her very own solo show at at Super7 in San Francisco. The Ceramic Kaiju show will feature some amazing ceramic pieces that are inspired by some classic giant Japanese monsters. Be sure to make your way to the Mission district for an evening of fun on Saturday, June 10th at 7PM. Michelle of course will be in attendance!

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3253 16th Street
San Francisco, CA 94103

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Amanda Visell – New Switcheroo Items!

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Amanda Visell has added a few more cabinets to her arcade! Each piece is limited to only 5 pieces and features some classic cult movie favorites. Each piece is made of resin and are all hand-painted. The Cabinet measures 6.5 x 2.75 x 3.75 and come with a gamer ready to set the high score. You can find “Marion’s Ark”, “Andy, You Goonie” and “Sarah’s Labyrinth” through their myswitcheroo shop. Each resin piece will retail $250.

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Jun 06, 2017

High Proof Toys Has A New Toy! Birb Type! (06.07)

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High Proof Toys is happy to reveal their latest figure to join their resin toy line! Please welcome Birb Type, who stands 2.5” and is the perfect companion to their Rock Type figure. The first release is titled “When Doves Cry” and features a nice soft purple resin as an homage to Prince. These will be limited to only 5 pieces at $35 each. They will be available online HERE on Wednesday, June 7th at 10AM CST.

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Also available will be three custom One-Off Rock Type figures. Each one is hand-painted by  Mary Ruth Butterworth and will each retail $35 a piece. Be sure to jump on these “Blushing Rocks” before they are gone!

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Brent Nolasco – Blessed Blessed Oblivion

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Brent Nolasco is happy to release the first official colorway of his latest resin sculpt. Presenting the Blessed Blessed Oblivion, which is a 4 part pull that measures 6.5” tall with base and 4” wide. Each figure comes bagged with header and can be found HERE for $120 each.

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Kidrobot Announces SDCC Exclusives Available for Pre-Order Pick Up!

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What would probably be Kidrobot’s best event is only a month away! They’ve announced all of their exclusives and just like the past few years, they will be allowing pre-order SDCC pick ups! That way, the collectors will be able to pick up their Exclusives without worry of them selling out or waiting in a long line. They’ve got 10 amazing exclusives to choose from some of their amazing licensed toy lines, such as The Simpsons, Bob’s Burgers, Ren & Stimpy, Venture Brothers, South Park, Andy Warhol and the Arcane Divination Series. You can find them available for SDCC PRE-ORDER HERE.

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James Groman x Lulubell Toys – Rotten Rex + Diceratops GID Garage Kits

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James Groman and Lulubell are now offering a fun, unique way to collect GID editions Rotten Rex and/or Diceratops.  Through June 30th (at 5 PM PDT), Garage Kits of Super Glow Rotten Rex and Diceratops will be available directly via pre-order from Lulubell.  These kits feature the individual, un-cut vinyl parts which can be assembled by trimming them and then putting them together (w/blow dryer assist).  The kits are $235 each or $65 for each head by itself, plus shipping and handling.   Super Glow?  Apparently these glow brighter than standard GID sofubi – likely chock full of pricey glow powder.  The Garage Kits are scheduled for a July/August delivery.

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Jun 04, 2017

What’s New Ep. 3: DeKevin Takes a Look at Five Points Festival

The first-ever Five Points Festival brought the art toy-focused convention experience to NYC a few weekends ago (5.20-5.21).  Year 1 was an excellent start with great artist and brand booths as well as plenty of serious collectors and fans.  If you didn’t make it out to the show, What’s New Ep. 3 features DeKevin’s first-hand look at the sights and sounds of Five Point Festival – too bad you can’t taste the brew from the beer garden…

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Jun 03, 2017

Candie Bolton – Glitter Bake-Kujira Pre-Order

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Candie Bolton has opened pre-orders for her new Glitter Bake-Kujira run.  This hand-painted edition begins with a base milky lavender + purple and gold flake figure—produced by Toy Art Gallery—on which Candie has worked her magic with gold, red, and metallic blue sprays.  The combination conjures up a celestial or ethereal take on the Phantom Whale.  Very nice.  Get yours while you can,  directly from the artist’s site for $350 + s/h.  These are scheduled to ship in early July.

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Kaiju One – Super Sun Sun is one mean Monkey King

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Kaiju One has been showing off really impressive proto (3d output?) shots of his upcoming Super Sun Sun soft vinyl toy (~11”).  A fierce interpretation of the legendary Monkey King (Sun WuKong) from Journey to the West, the toy’s name is a play on the magical trickster’s Chinese name. Sculpted digitally by Patrick Suen who has sculpted several sofubi for PlanetXAsia, Super Sun Sun is bristling with detail from the primal monkey face to his armor, mystical staff, and what appear to be numerous hands.  Oh, did we mention the gnarly tail ?

From the proto/development shots, Kaiju One has at least considered/tested five separate versions of the right hand including – closed fist, open/grasping, middle finger, two finger salute, and the Buddha Palm (w/Buddhsit symbol) representing the kung-fu technique of the same name.  Whether or not all of these will see production is currently unknown.

From the artist’s last update, it sounds like Super Sun Sun is in the production pipeline and and on his way to striking fear into the rest of the unsuspecting toys on your shelf. Hit the jump for additional views of Super Sun Sun.

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Jun 02, 2017

Secret Fresh – DTA Dunny Manila Party @ SixInch Gallery

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Secret Fresh will host the official Manila DTA Dunny Party at Six Inch Gallery on Sunday (6.4) at 6 PM.  In addition to the brand-new DTA Dunnys, the event will showcase 20” Custom Dunnys from QUICCS, Egg Fiasco, Quatro, EXLD and Yeo Kaa.

From the previews, the customs look pretty impressive.  QUICCS has upsized his DTA Dunny designs with a 20” SRCH + Destroy combo featuring a Giant BabyTEQ Dunny [Sknhead] complete with 8” SRCH KR Dunny + Munny hybrid.   Going with a ‘toon vibe, Quatro’s delivered a sly one-eyed creation perfect for black light display.

If you’re in Manila, drop by and pick up a few DTA Dunny blind boxes and enjoy the new customs.  It sounds like a few of the artists including QUICCS will be on hand as well.

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DTA Dunny Event
SixInch Gallery
Sunday, June 4th 2017 at 6PM

G/F RONAC Art Center, Ortigas Ave., Greenhills 1502
Manila Philippines

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Martian Toys x Wetworks – ‘The Scavanger’ Artist Editions

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Martian Toys is offering pre-orders for their second wave of artist editions of WetworksThe Scavenger figure featuring Force Awakens heroine, Rey.  Through June 7th, you can pre-order versions of the figure from three different artists.  BEDazzler Art’s Star Gazer edition (10 pcs, $99 + s/h) is available in two variants—Twighlight and Midnight.  If the dark side is more your speed, consider the Sith! Edition by Firehead Designs (10 pcs, $99).  Finally, Drilone’s  The Star Destroyer (3 pcs, $150) features Rey in the artist’s signature distressed military style and includes matching Star Destroyer and BB2 tank mini accessories.

If you order two of the Scavenger figures, you’ll receive a raffle entry to win the giant 20” King of Hearts Dunny by RXSeven.  Winner will be drawn on July 7th.

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Kidrobot x Clutter – DTA Dunny Series Available Now

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Following the early preview drop at Five Points Festival, the Designer Toy Award Dunny series from Kidrobot x Clutter is now available in general release.  The series features multiple Dunnys from Andrea Kang, So Youn Lee, Gary Ham, QUICCS, and The Bots who each created customs for one of the two DTA Dunny exhibitions. The designs are quite strong and the execution/production quality shines here.  Our take: a very strong Dunny series with an emphasis on cute designs. You can pick up the DTA Dunnys for 11.99/blind box from indie art toy shops including Rotofugi and myplasticheart as well as Kidrobot.com of course.

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ABCNT x Mighty Jaxx – Bitchy Rich (6.3)

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The Donald as President Trump  is proving to be a rich source of inspiration for comedians, artists, and other creative folks driven to comment on today’s politics.  Street artist ABCNT’s murals of Bitchy Rich portray 45 as Richie Rich clutching stacks of cash.  The biting caricature is now making the leap from the wall to art toy through a collaboration with Mighty Jaxx

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“Despite the millions of dollars his daddy gave him to make him feel bigly, Bitchy Rich knew deep down inside that he was just a small, small man that would never have any friends”

“Hiding behind wads of cash and masking his self-loathe with a giant red neckwear, he set out to be an affable king. He bought new red hats for everyone and promised greatness if they would just be his friends”

The figure realizes ABCNT’s critical vision with a rather unflattering likeness of the President with chubby proportions and his distinct orangeish tan complete with eye tan lines. The 8” Bitchy Trump figure will be available for pre-order on Saturday (6.3) from Mighty Jaxx for $80 (+ s/h).

Trump Art Toys are starting to become an eye-catching, rebellious trend.  From ABCNT’s Bitchy Rich to Richie Trump from Ron English and Trump Unmasked from Alex Solis, there’s plenty of resistance as toy to go around.

 

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Alex Pardee – ‘The Pinfolk’ Enamel Pins (6.5)

 

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Alex Pardee  is making big moves in the pin game with his upcoming The Pinfolk Series 1 (info).   Series 1 features five cute ‘n creepy Pardee characters: Paul, Pet Cake, Randolf, Steve and Willie. Limited to 200 pieces for this first run, The Pinfolk Individual pins ($12 + s/h) and full sets (100 sets, $50 + s/h) will be available  Monday (6.5) at 6 PM PDT direct from the artist’s webshop.

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