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Toy News

Doublethink by Takahiro Komuro x TAG painted by Mutant Vinyl Hardcore

Toybot Studios - 5 July, 2015 - 15:36
DoubleThink by Takahiro Komuo painted by MVH
Several years ago, I saw this picture of this Doublethink character in fiberglass with white hair by artist Takahiro Komuro . I think it was 3 or 4 foot tall. It was amazing and aside from wanting the original sculpture, I longed for a smaller vinyl version. Luckily Gino from Toy Art Gallery helped make this possible produced the Doublethink vinyl toy. A custom toy show was held at TAG and I was lucky enough to score this version painted by a good friend and amazing artist and toy designer in his own right, Mutant Vinyl Hardcore DoubleThink by Takahiro Komuo painted by MVH

DoubleThink by Takahiro Komuo painted by MVH

DoubleThink by Takahiro Komuo painted by MVH

DoubleThink by Takahiro Komuo painted by MVH
 Here are pics of the original fiberglass sculptures back in 2013. The original post can be found HERETakhiro Komuro Artworks

Takhiro Komuro Artworks

More Customs Previews for Mighty Jaxx’s Maitreya Custom Show @ Wrong Gallery Taipei launching July 4th

TOYSREVIL'S I LIKE TOYS - 5 July, 2015 - 06:04
Above-left: Mutineer Jun (a candle-version of the figure!) Above-right: Chen Wei-Ting Below: YU7 ART With the announcement of the release of the production "Maitreya" lucky fat cat collectible from Mighty Jaxx - here's a look at select customs done for the "Mighty Jaxx’s Maitreya Custom Show" - featuring works from both Singapore and Taiwan artists, and launching today July 4th @ Wrong Gallery
Categories: Designer Toys, Toy News

Transformers MP-10 Convoy by Takara Tomy (Part 1: Unbox) - 5 July, 2015 - 04:23
By Cacophanus from Mecha Damashii Transformers MP-10 Convoy by Takara Tomy (Available From HobbyLink Japan – There are a few mecha designs that are deeply evocative for large swathes of the global populace; the mighty Optimus Prime from the original Transformers is definitely one of them. In Japan, Optimus Prime is known by a […]
Categories: Toy News

Savage Mondo Blitzers and Name Controversy in 1992 - 5 July, 2015 - 04:00
I stumbled across this 1992 newspaper article while exploring the online Google archives, and I immediately realized I didn’t know enough about the Savage Mondo Blitzers toyline from Kenner to really understand what I was reading. Fortunately, Kenner Collector was there with an entire post devoted to the controversy surrounding the names of the Savage Mondo Blitzers toys. Weird and... Read more →
Categories: Designer Toys, Toy News

NECA and Hastings Deal Starting to Gel - 5 July, 2015 - 03:35
Last year, the owner of NECA ( search*) purchased the chain of Hastings stores. (See this ICV2 post.) My very first thought when I heard the news basically boiled down to “NECA now has a great place to dump product!” Well, after a recent visit to Hastings it turns out that NECA has started clearing out older toys in the... Read more →
Categories: Designer Toys, Toy News

Adventure People and Their TV Action Team, Comes Complete as Shown - 5 July, 2015 - 02:55
There are no amazing books devoted to the Fisher-Price Adventure People. Not a one that I’ve been able to find. The Fisher-Price: Historical, Rarity, and Value Guide* does an okay job, but the book’s dedicated to the company and no one line, so the Adventure People don’t get the page space that I’d love to see. Well, after watching this... Read more →
Categories: Designer Toys, Toy News

Marvel’s X-Men Are Hotter than Ever! - 5 July, 2015 - 02:04
Just how important was the Fox Kids X-Men cartoon ( search*) to Marvel’s success today? I’ve no idea, but I’m willing to bet that those animated works of the nineties had at least something to do with the company eventually getting full-length movies produced and in theaters. This 1993 ad for the Night of the Sentinels ( search*) videocassette brings... Read more →
Categories: Designer Toys, Toy News

Milton Bradley’s “Starbird” Toy in 1978 - 5 July, 2015 - 01:30
We’ve glanced at the Starbird before (commercial posted here), and while running a Google archives search I encountered this 1978 Popular Mechanics article about electronic toys that also shows off the Starbird toy. Awesome fun wrapped up in these three pages from the seventies; my only complaint with the article is that it’s not printed in color. Games and toys... Read more →
Categories: Designer Toys, Toy News

《ROBOT魂》〈SIDE MS〉百式專用 「米加粒子砲」

Toy People News - 4 July, 2015 - 23:27
日Bandai萬代玩具公司的ROBOT魂才在6月推出百式機體,接著又宣佈將推出可以對應的Mega Bazooka Launcher 百式專用「米加粒子砲」(暫時翻譯),尺寸的比例大小完全搭配ROBOT魂系列的百式,再現動畫場景中百式使用粒子砲時候印象深刻的模樣。 在動畫《機動戰士 Z GUNDAM》的最終決戰場面裡面,百式使用特殊的武裝「米加粒子砲」發射一擊便把Axis軍的先發部隊給全滅了!之前玩具人網站也開箱介紹過了《ROBOT魂》〈SIDE MS〉百式,有購買其系列百式機體的玩具人當然也要入手一下這次的「米加粒子砲」啊!這次的米加粒子砲可以再現本體變型時後的射擊型態及巡航型態,配合專用魂STAGE配件還能夠表現出宇宙飄浮的狀態模樣歐。 將於魂web線上商店於2015年6月19日 16時(日本時間)接受訂購,提供給喜愛《機動戰士》系列的玩具人參考。 ROBOT魂〈Side MS〉Mega Bazooka Launcher 參考發行售價約4,104元日幣,尺寸高約有14公分,預計2015年11月推出。 >>>點此看更多『Robot魂』系列的玩具新聞與相關情報

T-ARTS 會「壁咚」的動物們!

Toy People News - 4 July, 2015 - 22:44
這次日Takara Tomy玩具公司旗下推出有趣轉蛋商品T-ARTS品牌預計在年底將推出「K-Don!」壁咚 的動物們(名稱暫譯),「壁咚」壁ドン是指一方將另一方逼向牆壁時,其中一方伸出手臂拍擊牆面發出聲響的動作,拍擊牆壁時發出「咚」的聲音之行為(此處的「咚」為擬聲詞)。 這次將「壁咚」的動作套用在動物們的上面真是非常有創意,變成擬人化感覺會「壁咚」的動物,預計將推出有北極熊、金剛、浣熊、柴犬和貓咪等等五款的「壁咚」的動物,喜歡有趣味轉蛋玩具的玩具人可以參考一下歐! T-ARTS K-Don! 參考售價約200元日幣,尺寸高約有3~5公分,預計2015年11月推出。 >>>更多『T-ARTS 』轉蛋系列的相關玩具和新聞報導!

Sneak Peek at Spiderman in 1/6 from ThreeA Toys?

TOYSREVIL'S I LIKE TOYS - 4 July, 2015 - 10:56
@ashleywoodart sneaks forth a blurred peek at a SPIDER-MAN in his iconic Venom-black costume from ThreeA Toys! Will this 1/6 figure make an appearance at their SDCC Booth #2743 (right next to IDW Publishing) at San Diego Comic Con this year? THAT POSE though! Two-thumbs up for articulation ~ WHOO-HOO!
Categories: Designer Toys, Toy News

G.I. Joe “Operation Space Station” Contest - 4 July, 2015 - 09:24
If you’re still buying Hasbro’s G.I. Joe action figures and vehicles ( search*) today then you’re probably familiar with this 1987 flyer for the second “Live the Adventure” contest. Kids in 1987 had a chance at winning a Defiant space shuttle (see, and even today this stands out as one of the largest toys in a line known for... Read more →
Categories: Designer Toys, Toy News


Glyos Transmission Blog - 4 July, 2015 - 08:24

Categories: Otaku Culture, Toy News

Marvel Explains Price Blocks in 1986 - 4 July, 2015 - 05:56
As a kid, I loved to read. I would read everything I could get my hands on, and this meant I would even read the “Bullpen Bulletins” section in Marvel’s comics. These editorials were the place for Marvel to promote new comics, but every now and then the company would take on something a little stranger. For example, how many... Read more →
Categories: Designer Toys, Toy News

Saturday Morning Cereal Time with Powdered Donutz - 4 July, 2015 - 04:11
If you’ve read The Great American Cereal Book* — or if you just happened to be a kid in the eighties — you know that there was a time when our society was perfectly happy shoving handfuls of cereal into kids. Hey, how do you think we were able to stay wide awake at 6am to watch Saturday morning cartoons... Read more →
Categories: Designer Toys, Toy News

1987 Newspaper Article on Tonka Buying Kenner - 4 July, 2015 - 03:05
I’ve shared old news about this before, and my two action figure marketing books — Each Sold Separately* and Action Figures Not Included* — touch on this a bit, but today I want to direct your attention to this 1987 newspaper article that gives us a great look at Tonka moving in to buy Kenner. I find all of these... Read more →
Categories: Designer Toys, Toy News

“Putting the ‘hot’ in Hot Wheels” - 4 July, 2015 - 01:52
There’s no end to the fun we can find as we dig through Google’s magazine archives, as I believe is proven by this two-page spread from a 2009 issue of Boys’ Life magazine. Written by Elliot Kagen, this quick overview of the Hot Wheels ( search*) toy car design and manufacturing process strikes me as exactly what’s needed to excite... Read more →
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