It's with great excitement that we can finally announce the nation-wide rollout of Bit Figs! Onell Design has partnered with SSM Vending, a family-run operation out of Mesa, Arizona and one of the leading distributors of bulk capsule toys. Since reaching out to us a little over a year ago, the Dumphy family has worked closely with Matt and I to bring not one but TWO all-new Glyos compatible series of Bit Figs to the vending markets across North America!
The first set is Bit Figs Ninja Series 1, featuring 5 unique characters: Tana, Iken, Urai, Ku and Oni. Each 1" figure comes in a variety of colors, and in the classic "Quarter Muncher" tradition, will be offered in assortments of common monochromatic and rare painted versions. All figures feature a Glyos compatible fit function on the base.
When I was a kid, long before the term "blind box" was a thing, some of my favorite collectibles came in the form of mystery prizes. My twin brother John and I would typically fight over who would get the better toy from the cereal box, or we'd inhale Cracker Jacks until that tiny paper packet fell into our sugar coated hands. But good vending machines had an extra special appeal to them. Not only could you see your potential winnings, you could keep trying until you popped open a treasure (or emptied your pockets). Our trips to the grocery store with Mom always ended in excitement, as we knew once the food was being scanned, we could run over to the wall of vending machines and scope out the selection.
During those early years, there were 2 things that dominated playtime as we approached the '90s - Nintendo and TMNT. If we weren't crashing our mutant action figures into each other, we were smashing buttons trying to survive even 10 minutes of Ninja Gaiden. Throw in a handful of Lego sets and Monster in My Pocket mini figs and you pretty much have our childhood in plastic.
These innocent memories are what fueled the concept behind Bit Figs. To see this project now reach full production with national distribution is beyond what we ever could've imagined. The vending machine element, something that Matt and I have wanted to explore over our 9+ years of production together, is the clincher for this match made in coin heaven.
The Ninja Series is just one piece of what came out of our initial meetings with SSM Vending. The second series previously mentioned will be revealed in another (much shorter) post. Stay tuned!
We would like to thank our good friend Josh Dumphy and his entire family at SSM Vending for believing in this line and taking this journey with us. None of this would be possible without their knowledge and expertise within their unique market.
Thanks to ALL of you for the continued support. Every year we are more amazed by how tight this community of friends and fans remains. Truckloads of Bits in capsules are currently en route to neighborhoods along both the East and West Coasts, and should span the US within the coming weeks. Parts of Canada and Mexico should also see some upcoming action. We'll let you know here (and on the Bit Figs networks) where to start looking.
Happy hunting!! -Marcus
Note: This first round will be available strictly through vending, but we have some super limited edition colors coming next month - sign up here to get on the list.
Hot Toys has officially introduced another character from DC Comics upcoming film - Suicide Squad - to they upcoming lineup of collectibles with the 1/6th scale collectible figure of The Joker (Purple Coat Version).
The highly movie-accurate collectible figure is specially crafted based on Jared Leto’s image as The Joker in his purple coat and boxer shorts outfit. It features a newly sculpted laughing expression head sculpt, newly developed body for Joker to showcase the large variety of tattoos on his body, finely tailored costume, and a specially designed Suicide Squad themed figure stand with character backdrop. A Special Edition will include Joker’s mobile phone, hammer, and razor knife as bonus accessories.
Sideshow Collectibles currently has the Special Edition of The Joker (Purple Coat Version) available to pre-order for $249.99. It's slated to begin shipping in Q3 of 2017.
The 1/6th scale The Joker (Purple Coat Version) collectible figure features the following:
- Newly sculpted head sculpt with authentic and detailed likeness of Jared Leto in a laughing expression as The Joker in Suicide Squad
- Pair of relaxed hands
- Pair of gripping hands
- Right fist
- Gun holding right hand
- Gesturing left hand
- Gripping right gloved hand
- Open right gloved hand
- Specially tailored purple colored leather-like coat with crocodile skin patterns
- Pair of purple and gold colored boxer shorts
- Pair of black leggings with Batman symbols
- Pair of black boots with graphic on the left boot
- Joker’s pistol
- Purple and gold colored cane
- Gold colored watch
- Two bracelets
- Three gold colored necklaces in various width
- Specially designed Suicide Squad themed figure stand with character nameplate, movie logo, and character backdrop
SPECIAL EDITION Bonus Accessories:
- Joker’s mobile phone
- Razor knife
Pop! TV: Doctor Who
Whovians! More Doctor Who Pop!s are coming!
Grab these variations on the Tenth, Eleventh, and Twelfth Doctors, as well as the War Doctor.
Davros even comes as a special super-sized 6" Pop!
Add them to your wibbly-wobbly timey-wimey collection this August!
Coming in August!
Ghibli Museum opens again after some restructuring. Studio Ghibli, Hayao Miyazaki’s studio, has produced some of the most compelling anime movies to date, including My Neighbor Totoro and Princess Mononoke. But, to see all the work and enjoy extras like the Cat-Bus, you must attend the Ghibli Museum. After renovations, it re-opens again. Don’t be fooled, though. It’s very difficult to get tickets for it. The best thing to do is to get the tickets in advance (and you can do so through Rinkya, yay!) If you go to the Ghibli Museum, you’ll be entering Heaven. For real! There are tons of places where you can play, and there is a giant Cat-Bus where you can enter and have fun. And yes, if you are an adult you can do it too.
Don’t miss the opportunity to visit the Ghibli Museum if you’re in Japan. Remember that you can buy tickets through Rinkya.
Source: TimeOut Tokyo
Image source: TimeOut Tokyo
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New Tsum Tsum and Snoopy ice cakes are super cute! Thirty-one is going to release two nice ice cakes on August 1st: a Disney Tsum Tsum ice cake and a Snoopy ice cake. Both are super cute. Pink and blue whipped cream decorates the tsum tsums that are on the cake. The Disney tsum tsum characters made with chocolate. The flavor of the ice cake is strawberry cheese in the inside, and it also has chocolate chips. A number 6 size ice cake is 4000 yen including tax.
Let’s discover the Snoopy ice cake together!
The Snoopy ice cake is themed with a shiny moonlight. There’s a cute sky and a big moon that Snoopy is staring at. There’s a Charlie Brown motif too. It’s decorated with yellow whipped cream and chocolate stars. It also has chocolate chips. A number 5 size ice cake costs 3000 yen including tax.
‘Snoopy’ Shiny Moonlight” is, products that look at the sky riding a big month ‘Snoopy’ is, the image of a scene that is a big pleasure to find a Saturn of ‘Charlie Brown’. Month is represented by a yellow of whipped cream, star of chocolate are decorated. The universe and planets were image, argent of blue and silver are Annex. Flavor, popping shower from the inside, chocolate chip. Size No. 5. Reference price is 3,000 yen (including tax).
If you’re in Japan don’t miss this opportunity to get one of these ice cakes.
Images source: Entabe
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