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Funko’s Science Fiction Mystery Minis

Plastic and Plush - 26 August, 2014 - 11:30

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There's so much goodness in Funko's newest announcement - their Science Fiction Mystery Minis - that I don't know where to start. There's E.T., Robocop, Jedge Dredd, and characters from Tron, Predator, Alien, Mars Attacks, and Firefly...among others.

This blind box series will be one that most sci-fi geeks will want to pick up. Really...unlike a lot of blind box series, it looks like you can't go wrong with any of these. They will be available to purchase in September 2014.

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WuKong x TEQ63 Teasers for Singapore Toy, Games & Comic-Con 2014

TOYSREVIL'S I LIKE TOYS - 26 August, 2014 - 09:46
Remember the "WuKong" x TEQ63 crossover I featured earlier? Prepare yourselves for the eventual takeover of the Monkey Army in the coming Singapore Toy Games & Comic Con (Sept 6-7, 2014) from ANTZ x QUICCS! Stay tuned for official product and availability updates, and make a beeline to the HIDDEN FORTRESS by Secret Fresh booth AA17 in Artist Alley come D-Day, where you'll be greeted with far
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Science Fiction Mystery Minis by Funko

TOYSREVIL'S I LIKE TOYS - 26 August, 2014 - 08:28
With the wide array and selection of "Mystery Minis" Funko has produced, nothing has made me ever as "excitable" as this "Science Fiction Mystery Minis" just announced! Just think of this series as a "Sci-Fi x Pop Culture" across the spectrum of mix bag geekery=awesomeness - featuring movie classics like ALIEN, PREDATOR, MARS ATTACKS, ROBOCOP, STAR TREK, E.T., ROCKETEER, TRON, mixed with a
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Getting Familiar with Familiar Meatus: Making the TOYSREVIL-Edition Familiar Meatus

TOYSREVIL'S I LIKE TOYS - 26 August, 2014 - 08:23
We've had a splendid interview with "Familiar Meatus"-creator GABRIEL "DIKO" TIONGSON before, today permit me to indulge in sharing with you folks, a little journey to the process and making-of for the TOYSREVIL-Edition of the resin collectible! As much as I hype toys and collectibles, I am a novice when it comes to "designing toys" per se, even when a template is entrusted upon me, I look at
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3A shows you your Destiny

Plastic and Plush - 26 August, 2014 - 08:00

3A-Destiny3A Toys has announced that they will be producing 1/6 scale figures based on the upcoming Bungie developed video game Destiny.  If you haven't heard of Destiny, it will be the hot game this coming fall. It's made by the same folks who brought you Halo, but this one will be available on both Xbox and Playstation platforms.

I've played the Alpha and Beta releases of the game, and I rarely get excited for anything other than sports games...but Destiny is one I'm anxiously awaiting for. It will be interesting to see just what 3A will releases, since each player can create their individualized character utilizing a number of color and choice options.

Oh...and the game features a lot of voice-over work from Peter Dinklage. Enough said.

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Howard The Duck Pop! Vinyl by Funko

TOYSREVIL'S I LIKE TOYS - 26 August, 2014 - 07:00
"So @originalfunko keeps the hits coming with Howard the Duck. For the record, I'm not a fan of the Howard the Duck movie, but I was an ENORMOUS fan of Steve Gerber's Howard in the comics as a kid." -Facebooked James Gunn.If you've watched MARVEL's "Guardians of the Galaxy" movie, you'd remember the end-credits scene - no, not the Dancing Baby Groot - but the end of credits, where a fowl creature
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Iron Man 3: 1/6th scale Peacemaker (Mark XXXVI) by Hot Toys to debut at Singapore Toy, Games & Comic-Con 2-014

TOYSREVIL'S I LIKE TOYS - 26 August, 2014 - 06:30
Now THIS is an utter surprise! Just when it had been announced that Hot Toy's Toy Fair exclusives had been "Sold Out" for the coming Singapore Toy Games & Comic Con (Sept 6-7, 2014), comes news of a NEW 1/6th-figure to throw money at look out for: "Iron Man 3: 1/6th scale Peacemaker (Mark XXXVI)"! First, some more pics to gawk at: HOT TOYS PRESS: "The Mark XXXVI armor is designed by Tony Stark
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Sci-Fi Mystery Mini Pics from Funko

Battlegrip.com - 26 August, 2014 - 05:49
So with a display of twelve Sci-Fi Mystery Minis* there’s a great chance I wouldn’t get each of the toys that I want . . . so that means buy more displays, right?!?! I first mentioned the Funko Sci-Fi Mystery Mini toys last month (posted here), but now that I’ve had a better look at the designs and frequency of... Read more →
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Awesome Six Million Dollar Man Artwork by Phil Postma

Battlegrip.com - 26 August, 2014 - 05:31
These are beautiful! Artist Phil Postma has created six amazing Six Million Dollar Man illustrations that are each displayed as if they were packaging for Kenner’s Six Million Dollar Man action figures of the seventies. Every single one is a work of art and seeing these makes me wish Dynamite would give Postma a shot at some backup stories for... Read more →
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Spotted Online – A Look at Keith Giffen’s “Trencher” Art Style

Battlegrip.com - 26 August, 2014 - 02:19
Over the weekend I happened to mention the 1993/1994 Images of Shadowhawk comic book (posted here), and after flipping through some of those old Image books I thought it would be fun to see what sort of commentary I could uncover about Giffen’s artwork on Trencher. I was not expecting to find this. Titled “Keith Giffen’s weirdest art ever”, this... Read more →
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Horrors of War Trading Cards

Battlegrip.com - 26 August, 2014 - 01:21
Over the weekend I was checking out Illustration magazine back issues when the description for issue 33 caught my eye and soon had me searching the web. The issue has an article on the Horrors of War gum card art of the thirties? Okay, how could I not dig into this and try to learn more? The 1938 Horror of... Read more →
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TEQ63 Armored Suit Android Mini custom WIP from Quiccs

TOYSREVIL'S I LIKE TOYS - 26 August, 2014 - 00:38
"TEQ63 Armored Suit Android Mini custom toy on deck built this with new sculpted parts and used the arms of our previous release, Assault & Batteryz. A one-of piece for an SG collector, but did a similar second sculpt for a future limited run more details on that in the future!" -shared QUICCS.
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"Godaizer" Posters for Singapore Toy, Games & Comic Con 2014

TOYSREVIL'S I LIKE TOYS - 26 August, 2014 - 00:29
Two GODAIZER posters to be had at the coming Singapore Toy Games & Comic Con (Sept 6-7, 2014), with a "variant" of the full bodied image to be had too … Priced at SGD$15 per (poster size & quantity TBC), they'll be available "at some booth in artist alley" -mentioned creator Hillary Yeo … and the hunt will begin soon… And if the name "Godaizer" escapes you, click here to find out about the
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The Coming of "BARK" from UME Toys

TOYSREVIL'S I LIKE TOYS - 26 August, 2014 - 00:10
What I've always enjoyed and admired about Richard Page of UME Toys? That he could up and about sculpt anything he desired, and cast them in multiples himself, paint them, and release them = an all around "one man stop-shop cum cottage industry" of a practicing indie artist in this art toy twirled, if ever there was one! AND a excellent character designer to boot, with his GeekWok a Finalist in
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3A X DESTINY - 3A Toys to adapt Bungie's DESTINY into 1/6

TOYSREVIL'S I LIKE TOYS - 25 August, 2014 - 23:43
3A Toys announced their upcoming adaptation of DESTINY (with the above sole image tease), featuring 1/6th-scale figures from the new epic gaming universe by Bungie. No further imagery nor timeline mentioned at this point. 3A is no stranger to video games-to-toy adaptation, with their most recent HALO-releases with Bungie. It remains to be seen how far and wide this series will expand into,
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Sluggish Shadow Thing Android Custom & Ceramic Wall Hanging Masks from Shadoe Delgado

TOYSREVIL'S I LIKE TOYS - 25 August, 2014 - 22:55
From Shadoe Delgado comes this delight custom-Android that could have easily stepped out of the movie set for "Ghostbusters"! But of course this is my own impressions, while he had other intentions in the first place;"To be honest I was at a loss at what to do with this guy so I started with the teeth and somehow from there it evolved into this, The Sluggish Shadow Thing. It was a blast to
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About "Bella Lee" With Scott Tolleson

TOYSREVIL'S I LIKE TOYS - 25 August, 2014 - 22:40
And while the red haired IVY LEE is the designated event exclusive for the coming Singapore Toy Games & Comic Con (Sept 6-7, 2014) - available at Pobber Toys booth AA76 & 78 - we turn our spotlight on the black haired BELLA LEE for today, for she'll be making her debut at the annual event! Standing 8 inches tall, the non-articulated painted resin BELLA LEE is limited to 150 pieces and priced at
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"You'll Miss Me When I'm Gone" Group Exhibition @ myplasticheart opens September 5th

TOYSREVIL'S I LIKE TOYS - 25 August, 2014 - 22:27
(Above soft sculpture by Zoë Williams)EVENT PRESS: "myplasticheart presents "You'll Miss Me When I'm Gone" a group exhibition exploring the themes of loss and regret, curated by Lou Pimentel. Each artist interprets his/her own understanding of the subject matter, resulting in a collection of paintings, sculptures and illustrations each telling a unique story spun from a universal inspiration. We
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The Lure of the Public Domain Super Hero

Plastic and Plush - 25 August, 2014 - 11:00

PDS-SparkmanThe Spark Man harnesses the power of the deadly spark

With the Amazing Heroes Kickstarter campaign having less than a day to go (they have yet to meet their goal), plus the recent solicitation email from GBJR Toys (that's everyone's favorite trolling toy "creator" Geoff Beckett's follow-up to Shocker Toys) that they are looking to fund the Spotlight Golden Age toy line via some place I will not link to (I don't want you to suffer the fate of 100s of other people still waiting on product or refunds)...just why are these Public Domain Super Heroes generating such a buzz?

PDS-Lone-Warrior-DickySo many questions. How does Lone Warrior have a sidekick? And why is he named Dicky?

The obvious reason is that you don't have to pay any licensing fees. So find some cool characters whose Copyright has run out or hasn't been renewed...and make a toy out of them. You don't have to get into negotiations with Marvel or DC, which means you don't have to fork over a good portion of the profits.

PDS-Reefer-KingReefer King - Super villain who sold marijuana to kids

But if something sounds too good to be true...it likely is. It's not as if Superman - or even Aquaman - are in the public domain. Most "good" public domain characters comes from the literary world. Think of the assemblance of characters in The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen or Showtime's new series Penny Dreadful. Both make use of well-known character now in the public domain.

There are a handful of interesting super heroes, but they're almost entirely included in the Amazing Heroes line. A lot of the characters in the public domain are just unimaginative or don't have a place in modern culture. Lots of blatant racism back in the 1940's...

PDS-Captain-NipponSomeone's glad they let the Copyright for Captain Nippon expire

There's a great informational database at pdsh.wikia.com. They have information and photos (some of the ones I stole here...I'm assuming they're public domain as well) on several thousand Public Domain Super Heroes.

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"Chewbacca" sculpture by 1000Tentacles for Singapore Toy, Games & Comic-Con

TOYSREVIL'S I LIKE TOYS - 25 August, 2014 - 09:13
1000Tentacles has begun coloring his Star Wars-themed sculptures, and shares with TOYSREVIL a look at his finished "Chewbacca"! This Epoxy-sculpture measures 22cm (H) x 7.5cm (W) and has a tentative price range of between SGD$300-$350 for this one-of-a-kind original piece - mind you, this is not a cast edition, but a master / original piece, as all his sculpts are! Stay tuned to TOYSREVL to
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