Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Saur-O-Man and Battle Bone from Goodleg Toys

    Let me tell you something, when I go to the flea market, I go hard.  The wife and I had just arrived to browse through all the junk that people were trying to get rid of when I spotted a full size Tie Fighter Pilot helmet.  This sucker was hard plastic and it fit my giant melon.  It even had a spider living in it which may or may not have laid eggs in my ear.  That's added value!!!!  The guy could see I was interested in his fine piece of Star Wars memorabilia, and he kept asking me a bunch of nonsense like "sir, can you please take the helmet off and stop twerking on my customers?"  How am I supposed to know if an item will suite my needs if I don't give it a test run?  What an idiot.  So I was like fine, I'll play his game.  I asked him how much he wanted for it and he said $20.  I placed the helmet back on the table, gave him my "you so crazy" look and the price magically lowered to $15.  I thought it was a decent number, so I got a $20 bill from my wife and made that sucker give me change.  My favorite thing to do is pay in the amount you originally wanted and make you give me some back.  That's how you know I'm the boss and I won the flea market that day.  

    My wife took $15 and was able to buy some crazy homemade tree stump with a collage of Jesus, the Virgin Mary, and the Pope, some other Russian icon picture, and two ammonite fossils.  I still won though, cause you can't booty dance with ancient dead animals. 

   You thought that story was gonna have absolutely nothing to do with dinosaurs didn't you?  I know you did and it's ok.  I wasn't sure it was going to either, but sometimes I just like to surprise myself.  Goodleg Toys are pumping out the action figures like...like...someone who makes a lot of action figures and stuff.  They have not one but two new releases happening tomorrow.  The first is Saur-O-Man (bonus points for a successful Lord of the Rings reference).  The second is Battle Bone, who looks ready to rage.  Get em both when they go on sale Wednesday at midnight GMT at http://goodlegtoys.storenvy.com/.  

Friday, August 15, 2014

Tenacious Toys x Monster Kolor Custom Show at PIQ

   Tomorrow is Saturday and for many people that means not having to go to work.  I am not one of those people.  Nope, I'll be at work, making someone else richer.  But if you happen to be spending the day drenched in sweat from exploring the world and not from toiling away endlessly for the man, then you should check out the Tenacious Toys x Monster Kolor show at PIQ in New York City.  All the dates and times are right there in that handy flier you see.  Here are all the artists that are participating in the show:

Rampage Industries, 
Forces of Dorkness, 
John Cook Dooley, 
Josh Mayhem, 
Kid Ink Industries, 
Mark Nagata, 
Michael Devera, 
Mr Munk, 
Prometheum 5, 
Shannon Deeds, 
Small Angry Monster, 
SoKo Cat, 
Erick Scarecrow, 

    And the cool thing is that the store is located right in Grand Central Station, which means if you don't feel like getting lost in the city you don't have too!  

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Kozik Has a Flood of Releases for You Sometime Tonight

    Look at the amount of stuff is in this picture.  It's a lot right?  Well, sometime tonight it's all gonna be for sale at www.frankkozik.net.  What time exactly?  He won't say.  How much will any of it be?  It's a surprise.  What's the meaning of life?  Ham sandwich.  

Bedtime Bunnies Artist Series from Peter Kato featuring Andrea Kang

    OH MY GOD are these not the cutest things you've ever seen?  These remind me of marshmallows, and kittens, and the smell of my grandparent's attic, and sleeping in until noon.  These are beyond amazing and they should be sent to a factory somewhere so they can make enough so that everyone in the world is mailed one and they just have a better day.  That's the only way I can think to express how I feel about these Peter Kato Bedtime Bunnies that have been painted up by Andrea Kang.  This is the first time that another artist has embellished them and they are so adorable my head might explode, causing my wife to find quite the mess when she gets home from work.  

   Only 10 of these exist and they go on sale tonight at 9pm Eastern time only at http://peterkatoshop.com/.

Blood Thirst Night Stalker Edition from Brent Nolasco x Toy Art Gallery

    I recently learned that my wife will not as a matter of fact be excited by all of the discoveries I make in life.  I don't know if it's because we're getting older or what exactly, but we've recently become more outdoorsy.  We found this creek about an hour from where we live where people routinely go to dig up fossils.  Sounds like fun, and when I was in kindergarten I wanted to be an archaeologist and dig up mummies in Egypt, so it was the chance to realize an early childhood dream.  We've been a few times and found some shark teeth, a bunch of clams, and a few squid with no incidents.  Then we went last week and I was walking around in the water, seeing what the recent rain had unearthed and I saw what looked like our biggest squid fossil to date.  Turned out it was just a stick, but on the underside of that stick was a big friggin leech.  Now I've seen leeches plenty of times, but they've alway been preserved in jars.  This was the first time I'd ever seen one in the wild.  I turned to my wife, who was a few feet behind me on the shore, and asked her "have you ever seen a leech before?"  What followed next was a blur of curse words and threats on my well being, but I do remember her saying "I hate ticks and I hate slugs, so what makes you think I want to see a slug tick?"  Fair enough, I just had no one else to share my Crocodile Hunter moment with.  I named him Tito Santana, put him back in the water, and went about my business.  After a visit to the Cheesecake Factory most, if not all, was forgiven.

    I'll never forget those good times Tito Santana and I had, and now I don't have to because Brent Nolasco has made this figure that will forever remind me of our brief yet emotional time together.  Produced by Toy Art Gallery, the Blood Thirst Night Stalker edition is quite possibly the most frightening thing you've seen all day.  His name pretty much sums up what he's into, not that you couldn't tell by the menagerie of sharp pointy teeth he has everywhere.  He will be unleashed on an unsuspecting world tomorrow (Friday the 15th) at noon Pacific time at http://shop.toyartgallery.com/ and in their physical store.  My wife said I'm not allowed to have one because I don't know how to act.   

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Figures from The Loyal Subjects

    I haven't seen the new Ninja Turtles movie, and to be honest, I most likely won't until it comes to DVD. We don't make it to the theater very often, partly because it's expensive, partly because they feel the need to let other people in there with us.  No matter how early in the morning we go, there's always some idiot trying to impress his date with his knowledge of what we're watching or just someone that has decided that with the price of admission you get a free pass to act like a moron.  Until they amend the law and allow me to punch people in the face, I'll be sticking with Netflix.

    I did love the Turtles when I was a kid and I like the fact that it's become something new for this generation.  Lots of toys have been released recently to celebrate the new film and their 30th anniversary, but these from The Loyal Subjects are by far my favorite.  I love the look that designer Joe Allard came up with, making them look completely different from anything other tribute line and giving them each a heavy dose of personality.  You can preorder these blind box figures right now from https://www.theloyalsubjects.com and they are expected to ship out the middle of next month.  

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

R.I.P. Robin Williams

    The saddest thing is that he made so many people happy while being unable to do the same for himself.