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At the grocery store over the weekend I took a little time to browse the cereal aisle and ran across Poppin’ Pebbles* cereal, which I’ll classify as Fruity Pebbles merged with Pop Rocks. Yep, the cereal box claims that it “fizzles in your mouth.” I think I’ll back away slowly from the box. Best of all, flip the box over... Read more →
MONSTERPANTS PRESS: "Celebrate Halloween with the Sea-Borgs' worst nightmare! For a limited time only! Grab the special Halloween colorway of the Sea-Borg Invader figure from MonsterPants toys! This translucent orange resin figure features a horned skull head on a cyborg body with a skeleton motif inspired by Japanese toys, Hong Kong sci-fi villains, and Mexican Day of the Dead figures."
SUBURBANVINYL PRESS: "FUN GUS is a new platform toy designed by Travis Cain, creator of the Kidrobot BFF's and 2009’s Wooden Dunnys and brought to life with Artist Editions by Buff Monster, Frank Kozik, and Jeremyville. Travis will be at the Suburban Vinyl booth #208 on Saturday at 5PM with Prototypes and molds of his FUN GUS character to launch his kickstarter project to make FUN GUS come to
PRESS RELEASE: "Illustrator Patrick Wong reveals the third part in an 8-part series of resin figures entitled “ASR-10". Inspired by the vintage "Advanced Sampling Recorder" keyboard, the resin art figure targets beat producers and designer toy collectors.
In the Beat Series of hand-crafted art figures, the "ASR-10" inspired piece highlights the 16-bit "Advanced Sampler Recorder" by Ensoniq first
From Taiwan-based J.T Studio comes their first handmade 1/6th-scaled figure: MONKEY KING from their Journey to the West Series #1 -featuring the "mischievous monkey god" clad in "hip" updated urban-styled fashions no doubt owing their escapades to 3A Toys' TK characters (actually my first thought seeing them on Facebook was that it was a kitbashed 3A figure ;p).
UPDATED INFO: Pre-order begins
SUBURBANVINYL PRESS: "Our artist series Street Spirits continues at New York Comic Con with our next artist John Grayson. Each 8.5" Street Spirit is a mixed media collage with spray paint and emulsion transfer application and no 2 are alike. This is an edition of 7 and each one comes with a unique print and compliments the corresponding figure. The prints are 11"x14" HPM (hand painted multiple)
"For the first time in America we are proud to present from Bilbao, Spain the work of La Maison de Mageritdoll with their 2 newest figures, MAGERITDOLL SUPERHEROINE and MAGERITDOLL STEAMPUNK. Each Mageritdoll Collection is a unique 2.5" resin handmade piece with its faults and own personality. No two are similar. They are a one of a kind art doll artist creations. Available
Since my last feature, Cory from Science Patrol updates us on their recent releases, currently available to purchase on sciencepatrol.storenvy.com"
1. Avalon $25.00
2. Winsome Avalon $25.00
3. Silver Metal Monster Attack Avalon $30.00
4. Super Festival 66 Avalon $25.00
5. Antique Gold Obakakoban $7.00
6. Antique Silver Obakekoban $7.00
"Star Wars Chubbies Series 1" are now packed and ready to be unleashed in Europe this October!
As you can see from the window-box reveals, the Chubbies are to be sold in sets of threes, with C3PO, R2D2 and a Jawa in one, Ben Kenobi, Mace Windu and a huge Yoda in another, while Bounty Hunter clique together with Boba Fett, an the final box showcasing Greedo, Han Solo and Chewbacca (the cutest of
Oh dear, I never did receive news of this splendid toy-ness, but nevertheless I am glad to have found it on their instagram - Presenting ASTRO BOY from Funko's Hikari-line, available in two editions - the "Classic Metallic Astro Boy" (limited to 3000pcs) and the Entertainment Earth exclusive "NVS Astro Boy Hikari" (limited to 750pcs) - C'mon, gotta love me some evil robot-boys! LOL. Check in
EVENT PRESS: "Nathan Hamill and 3DRetro are proud to release the Lavabear, the artists latest, limited, vinyl figure. Standing 8 inches tall this figure was first introduced at SDCC and now locals can get their hands on the original version of this figure. Nathan will be on hand to sign the figure, prints and guests are welcome to the food trucks, special "lava" floats (drinks) and other goodies
UPDATED RELEASE INFO: OG Slick's "Uzi Does It" Black on Black Edition - Releases this Wednesday, October 1st at 11:00am PST (Los Angeles Time) on www.SilentStageGallery.com.
In an edition of 25 + 5 Silent Stage APs. - each piece stands 16.5" tall, hand casted in high impact resin, hand finished, and assembled from 13 individual pieces. Retail cost is US$1199.99 each (info via)
The above 2002 GIF shows Ollen after he evolves a little, looking grown up and exhibiting a tougher hide. In the early days we came very close to making a urethane version of this creature, but some Space Trappers decided to crash the party.
While on the topic of Space Trappers, the cover of the original mini Rechlen and Aves Visual Guide actually shows Rechlen using a Rig to capture Ollen, with Aves hovering just behind the action. I'll have to dig that one up.
Continuing and concluding my toyhunt adventures in Bangkok, today we have a quick and elusive look at the "Bootleg Market" - a term coined by my friend, for the cluster of toy shops in Chinatown in Bangkok!
We might joke "all toys are Made In China", and it seems even moreso when their bootlegged versions also are~! And while bootleg toys are nothing new in the world of toys, my personal