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Masters of the Universe Day is Coming on Monday, April 28

Battlegrip.com - 12 April, 2014 - 04:38
drrampageo of Doomkick has started organizing the blogs, and as of this writing I’m committed to participating in this year’s Masters of the Universe Day. Scheduled for Monday, April 28, the day is a celebration of the entire Masters of the Universe brand, which means you can expect to see me tackle a Masters of the Universe Classics series (Amazon.com... Read more →
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Affiliate Link – Amazon.com Easter Sale

Battlegrip.com - 12 April, 2014 - 04:28
With one more week to go before Easter, and Easter being such an important holiday for gifts, I wasn’t surprised at all this morning to notice the Amazon.com Easter sale* on toys and games. There’s even a section for action figures on sale*, but I’ll warn you now that some of the prices actually looked high to me. So I’ll... Read more →
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The Disarticulators for #ToyconUK

TOYSREVIL'S I LIKE TOYS - 12 April, 2014 - 03:04

The Disarticulators have teamed up with Triclops Studio to present: The Rotten Tomato Ball! Last teased here, this 3" figure is designed by Triclops, sculpted by Zectron and produced in a urethane rubber by Tru:Tek, and will debut at ToyCon in both “Rip(p)er Red” and “Green Meanie” colourways (including 2 one-off extra rotten chases) priced at £45 a piece, "these will also be joined by a number of one-off casts and Rampage handpaints that will be revealed on the day." (*Expect details of online sales to follow next week). This looks truly yummy, IMHO ~ LOL

"…inspired by Dr Gangreen’s killer fruit (or is that vegetable?!), drawing influences from neo-kaiju, the gross-out art of the 80′s and AMToys’ iconic Madball figures to realise the hideous beast you see (here)… "
Also look out for 2 x more Disarticulator ToyCon exclusives: the "Color Change" Madballs of Death and Collect & Display Oozeball sets!

the 2-inch tall "Color Change" Madballs of Death are designed by Zectron, and has been cast up by Tru:Tek in a marbled mix of thermal color changing pigments, coming complete with matching “parasite” insert nestled inside. Limited to an edition of just 6 unique casts, these will be up for grabs at the Rampage Toys x Disarticulator ToyCon booth (#16), priced at £28 each.


Teaming up with the online retailer for the very first time, the Disarticulators have created a limited batch of just 6 balls with matching claw display stands, each coming cast in C&D’s signature black and gold colorway. Dropping at the Collect & Display booth this Saturday, April 12th, the sets have been priced at £22 a piece.
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Reveal of Nemori's Clissold for #ToyconUK 2014

TOYSREVIL'S I LIKE TOYS - 12 April, 2014 - 02:46

Sarah "Lunabee" Miskelly unveils the foxy "CLISSOLD", which she mentioned as "a year in the making and the star of our Nemori booth at Toycon this year" - check out the 7" tall original resin sculpt April 12th at ToyConUK 2014. Interesting that sized up against the previously featured "Windmeres", it shows them be around 3" tall? Apologies for I do not have any further product details to share, you folks'll just have to go bug Sarah and/or Cris Rose at their booth!


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Nibblers by The Tarantulas for #ToyConUK

TOYSREVIL'S I LIKE TOYS - 12 April, 2014 - 02:45

BOUNTY NIBBLER & POWER NIBBLER by The Tarantulas for ToyConUK 2014 booth #26 on April 12th - neither quantity or price mentioned, but I'd suggest you not dally with your purchasing decisions for too long … not to mention there'll be loads other goodies at Fishtank Castle LIVE II, including crossover collabo pieces with RAMPAGE TOYS!

Oh dear, I'm getting excited just thinking about it LOL

"For ages I kept my original Power Droid & mail-away Boba Fett on my desk, thinking about doing this. Everyone has to do their Boba Fett tribute I guess - but this is less about the character and more about those original Kenner colours. Power Droid is maybe a less obvious choice but - alongside that Boba Fett who back in 1979 arrived after what seemed like forever in his little cardboard box - he's always been in my top 3 of the original figures*. Both were versions I wanted for myself - so that was reason enough to ignore the fact that you can't move for Star Wars (especially BF) tributes (not least the recently released Scum Hunter by Star Case)…" -blogged The Tarantulas (Read more here)
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Dolly Oblong for #ToyconUK 2014

TOYSREVIL'S I LIKE TOYS - 12 April, 2014 - 02:43

A trio of reveals (thus far) from Dolly Oblong of her goodies to be had this Saturday April 12th at ToyConUK 2014 - featuring NOODLES the sumo! Standing 3-inches tall, thisresin toy is i a limited edition o 15pcs, with each piece coming ith a screen printed hachimaki (headband). No price revealed as yet.


Are you folks ready for a a bubblegum bunny wearing a sun visor? This strawberry flavor of BUBBLES is in a limited edition of 15 bunnies, with 10 are up for adoption at Toycon. while the other and 5 will pop up in the shop later in April. Note another blue-colorway of Bibbles flanking the pink? Heehee … No price revealed as yet.

And debuting at the one-day-only event is WOOODY, the InstaDolly foldable papertoy ever ready to take a #toystagram! No price revealed as yet.

Stay tuned to blog.dollyoblong.com or her Facbook for further updates leading up to the day. Remember, there's still "Archie/Baldwin" with 3D glasses yet to be unveiled :)



UPDATED/ADDED: Next to the strawberry edition there will be a Blueberry BUBBLES up for grabs with 10pcs available at the con and the remaining 5 will pop up at the shop later in April. And a "final" Toycon-release: CLOCKWORK BILLY! This 3 inch bunny is a limited edition of 3 and it glows in the dark. Each Billy comes with its own bowler.

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The Midnight 6ix

Plastic and Plush - 11 April, 2014 - 21:30
Alavaka Midnight

As the sunlight fades a warm green glow burns like an ember from the inside out. Golden flecks shine like stars embedded in their skin as daylight dies giving birth to the purple haze of midnight.

On April 19th 2014, Devil's Headquarters will release the Midnight 6ix (Alavakas). Featuring metallic blue, purple and gold sprays with subtle neon accents on the faces and horns (2 neon green, 2 neon orange and 2 neon pink), the figure is limited to 6 pieces. The neon accent spray color will be random when shipped.

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DrilOne & Betso for "5 Eyed Dragons 2" @ Dragatomi (April 12-launch)

TOYSREVIL'S I LIKE TOYS - 11 April, 2014 - 18:33
UPDATED: Online preview has gone "live" here!


Thus far we've seen the mecha-awesomeness of Southerndrawl, the artistry of Brent Nolasco, and played with fire with Leecifer's Pixie Wisps .. and no we take a look at a selection of teasers of fantastical custom-creatures from Betso (*above), and rust-fueled customs from DrilOne, (seen below) - all to be showcased @ Dragatomi for "5 Eyed Dragons 2", opening April 12th.

"Four years ago in April 2010, we hosted the first Five Eyed Dragon Show. Now these guys are back showcasing all of their latest pieces. This show has a direct closeness to us as we will also be celebrating our 5th year Anniversary!

If you are going to be in the Sacramento area, please be sure to stop by as this is one show you won't want to pass up. Lots of great pieces and fun times to be had. Let's party! Five Eyed Dragon II Opens Saturday April 12th 6 - 9 pm and will be on display until May 3rd."
(via Dragatomi.com)
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#ToyconUK 2014

TOYSREVIL'S I LIKE TOYS - 11 April, 2014 - 07:30

Saturday April 12th @ 10am UK-time, the doors at York Hall (5 Old Ford Rd) will swing open to welcome folks to the annual ToyconUK, with this being the second show to be launched, celebrating art toys in the United Kingdom. And while tickets have since been "Sold Out" via online, organizers mentioned "a few" would be available at the door on the day.

Posted above is the layout floor-plan for the hall, with booth numbers on-the-ready for your toy-hunting reference, and as well posted directly below is a schedule of activities to be happening on the main stage, including panels and live customization. I'd really be interested to sit in on the panel about "Resin and 3D printing", but luckily the organizers have mentioned that they would be recording the sessions and "publish them online after the event".

CLICK HERE to view what will be available at the event (as featured on this blog) and/or check out THIS FACEBOOK ALBUM to view items at a glance (with URL links back to product details this blog).


General Info:
- General Admission @ £15.00 ages 13 and over (More Info)
- Twitter updates @ToyConUK
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Chris Ryniak’s Snybora Set

Plastic and Plush - 11 April, 2014 - 07:30
Rotofugi Snybora Set

It's been a long time since we've seen any new color ways of Chris Ryniak's Snybora vinyl.

This three pack (blue, orange and green) is by Squibbles Ink + Rotofugi. Designed and sculpted by Chris Ryniak, and with paint by Joe Somers (Squibbles Ink) and Kirby Kerr (Rotofugi), the pre-order ($100.00 for the set) cutoff is Sunday April 13th 2014. Look for them to ship around May 8th 2014.

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JonPaul Kaiser Customs for #ToyconUK

TOYSREVIL'S I LIKE TOYS - 11 April, 2014 - 07:00

Shown here are a select previews of custom reveals by JonPaul Kiaser to be had this coming April 12th's ToyConUK 2014. Expect more to be revealed, so stay tuned to his IG @jonpaulkaiser and head on to booth #15 (which he is sharing with UME Toys).
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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Zipline Playsets!

Battlegrip.com - 11 April, 2014 - 05:37
Here’s an awesome idea and yet more proof that Playmates knows how to create fun toys. At Walmart yesterday I ran across the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles “Z-Line” playsets (Amazon.com search*) and immediately remembered the never-made Masters of the Universe wall playsets (see “Reading – The Art of Masters of the Universe Toy Design”). So far it looks like... Read more →
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Lanard’s “The Corps” Dart Guns

Battlegrip.com - 11 April, 2014 - 04:15
I was in Walmart yesterday when I noticed that Lanard’s The Corps series (official site, Amazon.com search*) not only offers 3.75-inch scale action figures and vehicles, but also has dart guns. Smart branding move on their part and no doubt an attempt to snatch some of the Nerf market. Related articles Lanard’s “The Corps” Action Figures at Walmart (battlegrip.com) UPDATE... Read more →
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Kickstarter – Marauder Action Figure Project Shows Modular Accessories and Waist Articulation

Battlegrip.com - 11 April, 2014 - 03:53
The ongoing Marauder Task Force Gaming Figures project on Kickstarter is over its goal and has 19 days left to go; it looks like the project may unlock a few more of its stretch goals, adding more figures to the line. The Kickstarter page was recently updated with videos showing off the waist articulation and how the modular accessories and... Read more →
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Piggles from Panda Otaku by TADO for #ToyconUK

TOYSREVIL'S I LIKE TOYS - 11 April, 2014 - 03:33

"Piggles" from PANDA OTAKU will be greeting folks heading down to ToyConUK 2014 this April 12th, featuring characters created by TADO and sculpted from wood by Nick Hunter in Sheffield! Check out my earlier posted WIPs and head on to booth #23 (look for that colorful banner!)."…the plan is to have a couple for sale at toycon and then to run a limited pre-order after the event so people who can't attend have a chance to bag a piggle too!" (Facebooked)
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PJ Constable for #ToyconUK

TOYSREVIL'S I LIKE TOYS - 11 April, 2014 - 03:21

PJ Constable will be offering up a variety of custom-goodness at ToyConUK 2014,. starting with 3" Resin Head Dunnys dubbed "EAT Or Be EATEN" in the "regular" colorway (edition of 10pcs / Price unknown), as well as an "event" colorway (edition of 5pc / price unknown / seen below), and as well a custom-Cavey!

Always exciting to witness PJ's work (WIPs featured)! Look for booth #33, where he'll be sharing with "messymedia".

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Star Wars Chubby by Unbox Industries x TADO for #ToyconUK

TOYSREVIL'S I LIKE TOYS - 11 April, 2014 - 02:30

And while availability might only be in late May, folks at the coming April 12th ToyConUK 2014 will witness the "first public showing" of Unbox Industries' STAR WARS CHUBBY Project, featuring designs by TADO. Here are a few previews snaps to whet your appetites!


The series was previously on display at Hong Kong Toy Fair 2014, but that was a "trade event", so this would b swell treat for all, methinks! Of course I might be a tad "biased" in my interests … LOL
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Vinyl Thoughts Hits New York! "UNMASKED: Secret Identities & Hidden Desires" @ Bottleneck Gallery (April 18-27) + Secret Squirrel Bust by Jason Chalker

TOYSREVIL'S I LIKE TOYS - 11 April, 2014 - 00:00
PRESS: "One week from tomorrow, the first ever non-Dallas Vinyl Thoughts Show opens at Bottleneck Gallery in Brooklyn, New York! We’re super excited to bring our special brand of custom toy goodness to the fine folks of The Big Apple. We’ll have some special stuff going on opening night in addition to a stellar artist lineup. The pieces I’ve seen so far are amazing and fit well with the show’s theme: Unmasked; Secret Identities and Hidden Desires."Shared Curator Shelby Miller. And featured below is a look at what Jason Chalker of Manly Art will be exhibiting at the show: A Secret Squirrel bust!


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Shadoe Delgado's Shadowling BlindBox Sale & Contest

TOYSREVIL'S I LIKE TOYS - 10 April, 2014 - 23:30

For the next two weeks Shadoe Delgado will be selling 25 x Shadowling Blind Boxes for $25 each AND he'll have 3 complete sets of 10 available for $250 each available only through ShadoeDelgado.com."Sale ends on April 21 or when the 25 toys and the 3 sets have been sold (whichever comes first), at which point prices will revert to normal." -states Shadoe.
As well he will be giving away a completed set to 1 lucky follower when he reaches 4200 followers on Instagram @ShadoeDelgado."Repost your favorite image from my Instagram feed and include the hashtag #ShadowlingBB to enter yourself for a chance to win. The winner will be notified when I hit 4200." -added Shadoe.
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The Subtle Art of Pop Culture @ G1988 West (April 11-26) -Celebrating 10-Years Anniversary of Gallery 1988

TOYSREVIL'S I LIKE TOYS - 10 April, 2014 - 23:00

Gallery 1988 celebrates their 10-Year Anniversary with a group show at G1988 (West), opening Friday April 11th (7-10pm). With the show running thru April 26th, previewed here today are works from Tara Krebs, , Joshua Budich and Dan Lydersen."We've invited back some of our favorite artists who have ever graced our walls, and asked them to create pieces celebrating pop culture, but in a subtle, less obvious manner. With how many pop culture art shows have sprung up since our 1st in 2004, it may be a good time to scale it back a little. .."


Top: Anthony Petrie / Shannon Bonatakis
Bottom: Greg "Craola" Simkins / Bennett Slater

(MORE Artwork previews for the show uploaded HERE)

Gallery1988 (West)
7308 Melrose Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90046
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