Monday, July 27, 2015

Junko Mizuno's "Violet Soda Lady" from Kidrobot Releasing This Week

    I've made no effort whatsoever to hide my love for this toy.  I loved the 3 inch version and I'm beyond smitten with Junko Mizuno's first foray into the 8 inch Dunny realm.  After taunting us with teaser images, box art, and a variant companion piece at San Diego Comic Con, Kidrobot is finally ready to bless us with this figure.

    This Friday, July 31st you'll be able to get your mitts on this beauty, courtesy of your favorite toy retailer.  I haven't bought a toy with a price tag like this in almost a year, and waited till two days ago to preorder and ensure I would get one.  I'm not the best at spending money, but I just had to have it.  I suggest you put one for yourself on lockdown by hunting for anyone with a preorder left.  Or get yourself up nice and early on Friday and check out the Kidrobot website when they put their supply up at 9am MST. Or if you're lucky to live close to San Francisco, you can visit the Kidrobot store from 6pm-9pm and have the artist sign the toy for you.  So many options!!!!!!!!!!

Friday, July 24, 2015

"Man in Red" Francios le Grande Preorder from Lullubell Toys

    There's something about giant figures that just captivates me.  Any time I go into a store and see a cool display made of plastic or fiberglass I always want to take it home.  The other day on the Ocean City boardwalk a store had a huge hermit crab hanging from the ceiling and I wanted that thing sooooooooooooo badly.  I have no idea what I would have done with it when I got it home, but that was the least of the problems as I saw it.  I just wanted it and didn't care about anything else.  One of these days if I ever have stupid money, I'm gonna buy up a ton of stuff like that and just fill the basement with them.  My goal has been to have the house look like an art gallery/medical museum/prop rental company, so God help me if I ever win the lottery.  Sharon and I are already doing a pretty god job with limited resources, so we might go full Addam's Family with a little bit of cash.   

    The point of it all, if I am going to try and focus here, is that this Francois Le Grande figure from Lulubell Toys is massive.  He's almost 16 inches tall and this is the first ever version featuring a full paint job.  he is available to preorder right now over at for $185.  The preorder window closes tomorrow night at 5pm pacific time.  

New Figures from doubleparlour Available Today!!!!!!!

    You probably didn't know until this very moment that you needed an axe-wielding, skinned and pantsless military officer in your life.  Or you might have always known that, in which case I hope you have good health insurance cause you're gonna need to talk to someone about that.  Just kidding silly, you were probably just checking out doubleparlour's Instagram feed for news about their latest creations, which coincidentally happen to be coming out today.  You have the above mentioned dude, as well as this little scooter riding chap you see below.  The sale starts at noon pacific time over at and probably won't last long, so cancel all your meeting, have someone hold all your calls, and buy yourself something nice.

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Smorkin' Monger Jerome from Frank Kozik x Rotofugi x Squibbles Ink Available Now

    Me and ice cream aren't friends.  We used to be back in the day, but then something happened between ice cream and my digestive system and they have been enemies every since.  It's probably been 20 years or more since that cool, refreshing dairy treat has passed my lips, but I still remember it well.  If I try hard I can almost taste the sweet vanilla goodness of a soft serve cone, but then my stomach seems to get wind of my mental betrayal and starts rumbling in protest.  If the US and Cuba can put aside their differences you would think a bit of diplomacy would go a long way in healing this rift in my body, but I seem to be doomed to a life where ice cream is but a distant, delicious, memory.

    Frank Kozik debuted this giant sized Smorkin' Monger named Jerome at San Diego Comic Con, but now he is available to all of us unable to attend.  Produced by Rotofugi and Squibbles Ink, this 4 inch figure retails for only $15.95 and is available right this second at 

New Plaseebo x Gorgoloid Collaborations Dropping Tomorrow

    I hope you weren't looking for a good night's sleep later, cause this is straight up nightmare fuel.  I love the work of Plaseebo, because everything he makes looks like it's ready to kill you and live off of what's left.  I've determined that is my favorite genre of toy, right up there with "so cute I could vomit glitter" and "looks like a murder weapon from True Detective."  My tastes are very specific.  

   Plaseebo has teamed up once again with Gorgoloid for three special Night Gamers that will be available tomorrow, Friday the 24th, over at  If I bought one I would probably lock it in a safe when I went to sleep, you know, just in case.  

Lemon and Lime Robo Tops from Inami Toyland Available Tonight!

     You know the best way to make friends besides having lots of money and paying them off?  You gotta go out there and meet folks.  For some people that's pretty easy to do; you just go out there, strike up a conversation, and become bestie for life.  For others though, once that good conversation dries up like the Sahara you gotta have ways to keep things fresh and interesting.  What better way to do that than some good ol fashioned competition!  

    Robo Tops from Inami Toyland are the perfect thing to bond you for life.  Not only do they cure boredom by being the most inventive version of rock paper scissors you've ever seen, they could also lead to fist fights if one person is way better at it than the other.  One of my best friends from high school only became that after we beat the crap out of each other. True story.

    These lemon and lime versions will be available tonight at 9pm over at  Theres only 10 of each color and they will be $15 each.  

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Target Exclusive Ric Flair Pop! Vinyl from Funko

    WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!  I don't talk too much about Pop! Vinyls, cause honestly the dang things are everywhere.  I renewed my car insurance it came with an exclusive figure.  I find the things stuffed behind my books, a handful fell out of a new bag of cat litter, and I think I may have my own likeness available any day now.  At one time I as trying to collect all the different versions of Batman, but some of those suckers are priced so outrageously on the secondary market that I abandoned that quest for the sake of my own mental health.  But then this.  Let's go to the video, Tony Shiavone:


    I don't think that really had anything to do with toys, but I can't stop listening to The Nature Boy tell you what's what.  And if you buy this Target exclusive figure he can inspire you to cut the most over the top, energetic promos on everyone in your life.   Whether it's your boss, the pope, or anyone else giving you a heap of sass, you put your aviators on, sling your title belt over you shoulder, and let them know that if they wanna be the man, they gotta beat the man.  You should probably do a few push ups too just in case they try and call you on that last part.

    I have no idea when these are coming out and no one else in the world seems to either, so just keep harassing you local Target until victory is yours.