Jakarta Toys & Comics Fair celebrates their 10th Anniversary this coming 15-16th of March 2014 @ Kartika Expo Balai Kartini, and we have some promo snaps to share of the event, including a strong Cosplay component to the event, and comicbook creators (including TOYSREVIL-pal Ario Anindito, who will be in attendance at IUSCC's booth on Sunday).
Cosplay Judges include Jakarta-based Pinky Lu Xun @pinkyluxun, and Alf Alive, with Raistlin Koh from Singapore. And from Hungary comes Enji Night @EnjiNight (Saturday cosplaying as "Samus Aran", and Sunday as "Supergirl") and Kana.
Featuring almost 300 booths geek-packed in 3,500 square-meters of fun, this year of the annual event is also held in conjunction with DC 75th Years Anniversary Batman. Organized by SACCA Productions (the fine folks who brought you Star Wars Day Jakarta which I enjoyed immensely back in 2013), tickets are priced at 30k (Tix can also can be bought at Indomaret for 25k). Stay tuned to their Facebook Events Page and Twitter @JakToysFair.
"Heroes & Friends Unite" @ 7-Eleven, Singapore - Limited Edition Marvel + Disney Pixar Figurines Available Now (26 Feb - 22 April)
Launched and available right now across 7-Eleven stores in Singapore, are Marvel + Disney Pixar Figurines, "featuring the most celebrated characters from 3 bestselling movies".
Simply spend $3* at any 7-Eleven store to get a stamp. Get one figurine at SGD$3.90 with 8 stamps or collect 24 stamps to redeem one FREE figurine. This special promotion will run from 26 February to 22 April 2014 (While stocks last).PRESS RELEASE: "Jazz up work space with miniature versions of Monsters University’s Sulley and Mike as well as Toy Story’s Woody and Buzz Lightyear! Or build up defences with Iron-Man, Captain America, The Hulk and Spider Man as the guardians. Best of all, each of them comes with either a marker or a highlighter. So not only are they adorable, they are very functional as well."
(Captan America had to excuse himself from display duties to go fight crime ;p)
Carlo Andrada Cacho AKA Singapore-based customizer "Wetworks" utilizes a Mini Gobi-body from Muttpop in his customized piece titled; "The Cook" - with the character "taking a break" and ready to munch on a tasty drumstick = and the result is one of the niftier "art toy" version of "Walter White" from "Breaking Bad" I have witnessed thus far.
Available for Pre-order now at US$45 each is the "Spring Kaiju Negora with Big Fish" figure set from Max Toy Co., with an estimated delivery in late April/May 2014. Shown here is the painted prototype, with product to be made to order in Japan (final version may vary slightly from this sample.)
"Here is a sneak peek of Captain America in his “Golden Age” suit which he will wear in an epic showdown with the Winter Soldier! This collectible figure will be launched during our exhibition period, please continue to stay tuned on our Facebook Page for more details soon!"
So Gary Baseman has been touring (part of) the East just last week - from Taiwan to Hong Kong to Jakarta to The Philippines - and this was what he drew in his sketchbook (and posted on his Facebook) while being inspired at a restaurant in HK, at the restaurant itself apparently … nothing like being inspired by one's surroundings, and being being able to put pen/pencil-to-canvas on the spot, IMHO. And I truly love the 'romantic' notion of sketching while you travel :)"I was crazy inspired at Dim Sum at City Hall Maxim's Palace Dim Sum in Hong Kong yesterday. While I ate, I drew. The more I drew, the more the waitresses gathered around me and laughed & commented on my drawing…" -mentioned Gary.There were other sketches too:
Above Sketch in Taiwan.
Above Sketch in Jakarta (over Bakso & Satay).
Above Sketch in The Philippines.
3A Toys seems to be going all out to court their fans this year, with the advent of their "Meat Is Murder" (MIM) JEAA-colorway combination of a Grunt, 2 x Squares (OG & Mk2), a Dropcloth Mk1 AND a Armstrong 1G - all in 1/12th-scale and all for US$160 shipped (3AA deduction of 15% = US$136). There is also an additional embroider patch. 3AA Members will also an additional option to get the MIM deluxe set featuring HAROLD (no price mentioned for this set). This WWRp MIM set goes on sale March 14th via Bambalandstore.com.
And the duo of BRONCO BUSTER and GORY BOMB will have a rumbling release on Monday, 10th March at 10am (Singapore Time) / Sunday, 9th March at 9pm (EST) online via store.thedanielyu.com
"Gory Bomb" stands 5.5 inches tall and features 4 points of articulation. Includes swappable fist with 'foreign' object for all kinds of illegal in-ring action!
"Bronco Buster" stands 6 inches tall and features 3 points of articulation. Unplug his head to reveal a literary low blow!
Priced at US$80 each, both resin pieces are hand cast and painted by Daniel Yu, and will be individually signed and numbered. Package art done by Ratking. Quantities for either figures have yet been mentioned tho...
Here are some projects/WIPs-of to be had (no product details as yet):
Above: Original Sculpt from Squink!
(Top left is first fully painted piece)
Above-left: "Boombox" figure WIP from Lisa Rae Hansen
Above-right: Mini Skelevex custom by Neese Plush
Bottom-left: Mechaseth WIP from DMS x with Lisa Rae Hansen
Bottom-right: Skelevex WIP from Lisa Rae Hansen
Above-left: WIP Dunny from Run DMB
Above-right: MegaSeth figure WIP from Run DMB x Lisa Rae Hansen
Bottom-left/right: Skelevex custom from Run DMB
Above: Customs from Cris Rose
Above: The Beard from UME Toys(with new hats!)
Below: Pink Edition GeekWok from UME Toys
Bottom: The Grump from UME Toys