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Sep 08, 2019

QUICCS x Martian Toys — VOLTEQ63 MEGA TEQ (9.10)


Quiccs and Martian Toys have something special in store for this coming TEQ Tuesday (9.10).  Yes, it's a dope Voltron-inspired design but it's also a Mega Teq (12.5"). Limited to 150 pieces, the five lions look great here with crisp, black line detail throughout.  Due to the anticipated demand, Martian Toys is planning special release procedures to be announced on Monday.  Keep an eye on @martiantoys for the latest. While no pricing has been announced, the original Core MEGA TEQ's were released at $175 while more limited editions have been offered at $199.

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Sep 06, 2019

Freddy Funko x Ron English NYCC Exclusive (10.3 - 10.6)

ouiwgbvFunko unveiled their NYCC 2019 exclusives this year and amongst the numerous fun pop culture designs (2001! Fortnite!) is one that will surprise and please art toy collectors. Freddy Funko with a wide, bright grin courtesy of Ron English. Ron's given Funko's mascot a mischievous trouble maker makeover with black crown and black + red skull 'n bones tee. The 'grin' is taking over, one toy at a time…

Limited to 1000 pieces, the Freddy Funko Ron English edition will be available at the Toy Tokyo booth [588/688] at NYCC (10.3 - 10.6).


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Sep 05, 2019

Kidrobot Exclusive Poison Pumpkin Spice by Andrew Bell (9.6)


Kidrobot and Andrew Bell have brewed up a special Halloweeny treat. The Poison Pumpkin Spice Kill Kat (6") vinyl is coming for you. We're not particularly partial to Pumpkin Spice, maybe the poison variant will taste better… Check all your treats carefully and be sure to set aside any from O No Foods.  KR's Exclusive Kill Kats drop on Friday (9.6) at 9 AM PDT from Kidrobot.com for $45 each.


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Sep 04, 2019

Jason Freeny x Mighty Jaxx — Hidden Dissectibles: Sesame Street (9.7)


What if you could shrink down Jason Freeny's anatomical dissected toys to fit your cubicle or plunk onto your desk?  That's exactly what Mighty Jaxx and Jason Freeny have done with the new Hidden Dissectibles: Sesame Street blind box series. 

The new series features mini versions (4-4.5") of six super popular Sesame Street friends including Bert, Big Bird, Cookie Monster, Count Von Count and Elmo. There are also four chase designs to hunt, for a total of ten figures. The Hidden Dissectibles: Sesame Street drops  on Saturday (9.7) at 6 AM PDT from the Mighty Jaxx store for $12.99/blind box or $155.88 for a case of twelve (free shipping).  These are in-stock and ready to ship out.

Finally, maybe it's just us, but the name has us wondering if we'll see other Hidden Dissectibles series. Rugrats anyone?


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Baghead x ToyQube — Spitfire (9.5)


ToyQube will release the brand-new Spitfire resin from Baghead on Thursday (9.5) at 11 AM PDT for $145 from their online store. First seen a few weeks ago at Beijing Toy Show, intriguing and innovative resin piece features a viper with a chain-link body.

The form itself inspires with its reality-suspending visuals of being supported by the chain itself. The lack of a distinct, solid body gives Spitfire a newness that's unmistakable. The design and choice of materials, colors and textures is key as well.  The black matte of the chain and the translucent red elements on the body,head fins and tail are striking. Spitfire is a novel, modern take on urban art toys.


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MINDstyle — Street Fighter x Ron English Blanka Grin (9.7)


It's the beast's turn.  MINDstyle finishes its Street Fighter x Ron English online releases with an exclamation point in Blanka Grin.  Featuring a dynamic pose, full of rage and energy, Ron English's version of the standout, primal green beast from Capcom's legendary fighting game series just might be our favorite of the three (Ryu Grin, Guile Grin and Blanka Grin).

The 9" crouched sculpt features unconventional lines and angles befitting the mutated, electric fighter. As you can see in the numerous pictures, Blanka has plenty of wicked 'sides'—nearly every angle is snap worthy.

Blanka Grin will be available on Saturday (9.7) at 9 AM PDT from MINDstyle.com for $250/each — limit 2 per household.


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Sep 03, 2019

Pop Mart x Xuan Yi — Ayla


-Pop Mart's dizzying release schedule continues with a surprise. Chinese artist Xuan Yi (亦宣) makes her Pop Mart debut with her signature Ayla (Elf Deer) character in a pink pajamas, rabbit cosplay-style design.  Rather than a mini series, the first Ayla release is a medium-sized figure (6.7")—a relative rarity for Pop Mart. The debut Ayla figure will be available shortly  in China for ¥499 ($70) and presumably in other markets shortly.

Xuan Yi is part of Pop Mart's Pop Design Center (PDC), an art toy incubator of sorts. Several of her designs were featured at this year's PDC Beijing Toy Show booth including smaller versions as well as ones with distinct deer antlers.


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Emilio Garcia — McBrain at Swab Barcelona Art Fair


Emilio Garcia will unveil his latest cerebral sculpture at Swab Barcelona Art Fair (9.26 - 9.29).  Perhaps playing off the food for thought concept, McBrain brings us a tasty looking burger with a subtle twist: a brain bun. 3 Punts Gallery will showcase this latest piece in Garcia's brain evolution at the art fair.


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Sep 01, 2019

ToyQube — Astro Boy Greeting 2.0


ToyQube has released a new smooth matte edition of its popular Astro Boy Greeting vinyl art toy, part of its City Series. The new 2.0 Edition (above, left) features the same traditional Thai greeting pose of the OG and replaces its glossy finish with a more subtle matte finish for a classy variation. 

Astro Boy Greeting 2.0 (10")is available for pre-order now for $115 direct from ToyQube and is slated to ship out sometime in September.  If you missed the OG Greeting edition or love all things Astro Boy, it's worth a look.


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