Friday, December 9, 2016

Radioactive B.C. Blasters from James Groman x Toy Art Gallery

   I saw a news story online that said someone found a dinosaur tail in a chunk of amber but I didn't read the article because everything on the Internet is a lie.  Facebook is full of fake news and celebrities are always fake dying and blah blah blah.  I'm not about to tell everyone I know how much closer we are to getting a real Jurassic Park and then looking like a crazy person when it gets debunked.  It probably doesn't help that I'm reading a book about forgery, so I am on a distrust everything kick right now.

    These look real, though who can really say.  The only way to know for sure is to order these B.C. Blasters from James Groman direct from Toy Art Gallery and find out for yourself.  Sold individually for $40 or as a set of 5 for $160, they go on sale today (Friday December 9th) at noon pacific time at


Thursday, December 8, 2016

Marble Maneki Wananeko Ornament Set from Javier Jimenez

    Wednesday, who is our oldest cat, loved Christmas trees.  She would climb into them and just hang out like it was specifically put there for her.  Icarus, our male cat who has a habit of eating anything that isn't food, also loved Christmas trees because they evidently taste delicious.  We have an artificial one and I got maybe a third of it up one year and he's on the other side gnawing on a branch like he's a damn heathen.  Being that we've already been to the emergency vet once when most of a sleeve went missing from my wife's shirt (spoiler alert: he ate it) we don't take any chances and skip decorating for the holidays.  Which probably isn't the worst thing ever, because we are the type of people who would leave that thing up until March then act surprised by how the time just gets away from you.  We are nothing if not self aware.  

    Now here's a couple of cats that actually belong in your tree and you won't even have to worry about coming home to it sprawled on the floor in a seemingly drunken mess.  Javier Jimenez has made these resin Maneki Wananeko ornaments available in packs of two, limited them to 20 sets, and put them up for sale for $45 at  

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Madballs Blind Boxed Key Chains from Kidrobot

    We all have those embarrassing key chains that we discretely remove before we drop our car off to be serviced.  Whether it's a sports team that is the arch rival of the hometown favorite, or one that you got during Senior Week '94, you don't want the bill to suddenly skyrocket because of your questionable life choices.  Instead, let people know that you have a foot firmly planted on the foundations of nostalgia while looking forward into the future with hopeful eyes.  Or forget whatever I was trying to say there and just get these Madballs key chains because they're cool.   Produced by Kidrobot, this blind boxed series is sure to delight your real friends and gross out those that just don't get it.  It's a great way to filter the people in your life, kinda like when you could push that button on Facebook to find out which of your friends liked Nickelback and then shun them accordingly.  The dark secrets people hold are seemingly never ending.

   These are available now at and wherever designer toys are sold.

Monday, December 5, 2016

Twenty Inch Plush Dunny from Kidrobot

    How are there any of these left? I figured they'd be long sold out before I got to post about em, but it seems like some of you are procrastinating.  We're talking about a 20 inch Dunny, made out of the softest plush you've ever known, and it's just $75.  The only delay that should be involved is determining who you're going to stiff this Christmas so you can get this for yourself.   Don't look at me like that, you know there's someone who you've wanted to erase from your list and now I'm saying it's ok if you wanna go ahead and do it.  Treat yourself because you deserve it and at the same time let that special person know that they screwed up in 2016 and they better try harder next year if they want to be rewarded.  This is an exclusive to

Saturday, December 3, 2016

Vulgaris Mortem Sofubi Show at Guzu Gallery

    Do you live near Austin, Texas?  Do you like crazy sofubi toys?  Are you free this afternoon?  No, I'm not trying to ask you on a date, I'm trying to tell you about the Vulgaris Mortem show at Guzu Gallery.  This show features work from Krotpong Industries and Violence Toy and is for one day only, which means whatever you want to own you get to take home with you today.  Check out more info here:  

Friday, December 2, 2016

Tenacious Toys Exclusive Silly Snakes from Itay G

    Snakes are kinda bumming me out right now, because the Vikings tv show posted an ad on Instagram featuring a bunch of the writhing little danger noodles.  Now normally this would not concern me except for the fact that the legend of Ragnar Lothbrok ends with him being killed in a pit of serpents and he is the main character on the show.  Is this some foreshadowing covered in scales or a clever ruse to throw off the people interested in the history/mythology it is based on?  I'm losing my mind stressing about this.

    I'll give these dudes a pass because they look fairly harmless, and they're resin, which is only deadly if you inhale the fumes for too long.  Or I guess if you made a resin weapon and attacked someone with it, but that would be kind of a sick thing for you to do, weirdo.

   These Silly Snakes from Itay G are an exclusive to Tenacious Toys, limited to 10 pieces, and available for preorder right now by clicking here.  You only have until December 6th to get one.  

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Mickey Monster Kickstarter from Vincent Scala

   Vincent Scala is getting down to the last few days of his Kickstarter to make his Mickey Monster figure a reality, so like the Knights of the Vale coming just in the nick of time to save Jon Snow in his battle against Ramsey Bolton, you are here.  You are here to wield your cash as swords and plunge them deep into the hearts of any doubters that this project will not reach glory.  So check out the campaign by clicking here, get yourself one of these mean looking dudes, and help the world of art toys grow even bigger.  And it's only $20 to get one of these figures which is a friggin deal.  Seriously, when is the last time you got anything cool for $20?