Friday, April 24, 2015

Kidrobot to Produce Toys from the Hit Game Best Fiends

       I swore to myself that I wouldn't play any more downloadable games.  Sharon and I will be watching tv at night and half the time I have to ask her what's going on because I'm knee deep in one on our iPad.  I was just going to finish up the one I've been playing and move on to a life where I didn't have to have her recap what I was supposed to be paying attention to.  Then I get an email about Kidrobot making toys for some game called Best Fiends.  Being a man filled with intrigue and wanting to provide the best information for you my reader, I went ahead and checked it out.  Let's just say I'm expecting the camera crew from Intervention to come knocking on my door any moment now.  

     San Diego Comic Con in July will see the debut of some vinyl slug figures (bad evil slugs), with a bunch more plastic and plush versions of different characters to follow later in the year.  And once you download the game you'll have plenty to do while you wait in those long convention lines, making them far more bearable than ever before.  

Thursday, April 23, 2015

New Releases from doubleparlour Happening Tomorrow

    The work of doubleparlour is many things.  It can in the space of a few moments be the cutest thing you ever saw to being somewhat unnerving.  I'm a bit late to the party when it comes to appreciating their figures, but what I've come to love best about them is that they're never boring.   No matter how you feel, you will feel something and that's important to me when you're talking about designer toys.  If you haven't been able to add any of their pieces to your collection you'll get an opportunity tomorrow at noon pacific time when all of these go live at  Take a look at what they'll have to offer and bookmark the page so you don't miss out.  

Bid on a Limited Edition Hip Hop Trooper Figure to Benefit Leukemia and Lymphoma Society

    As toy collectors, our mentality is usually focused on acquiring as many cool things as we can fit into our living spaces.  And we spend a lot of money in the pursuit of those must-have pieces.  It's easy to get caught up in the process and lose sight of just how lucky each and every one of us is to be able to direct a portion of our lives towards our passion.  But as we all know there are much bigger issues in life than waiting for the mailman to deliver our newest figure.  Some people are waiting for a cure to be discovered before its too late.  

    Tenacious Toys has set aside a few of their Hip Hop Trooper exclusives from last New York Comic Con as a way to help fund research into various terminal illnesses.  Now you have the chance to own one of these limited toys with all the proceeds going to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.  There is an eBay auction happening not until Tuesday April 28th that you can bid on at this link.  Build your collection while helping donate to research that is so desperately needed.  Special thanks should also go to all the artists involved in creating this toy:  Kid Ink Industries, Jason Chalker, Small Angry Monster, and Sidekick Labs.  

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Ghost Edition Iron Man from 3A Available Now

    There are very few movies that make me want to shell out the cash to see in the theatre.  And it's not really the money per se, as much as it is the other people that happen to be there and preventing us from enjoying what we pay for.  My frustrations are begging to be let out in violent ways, so we have a few requirements of a film before we watch it in public.  The first is that it has to be a huge fanboy movie, i.e. The Avengers.  Those are the best behaved audiences and provide the most pleasant experience for the viewer.  Everyone there is completely invested in what's happening on screen and wouldn't dare upset the nerd balance by acting a fool.  The second is that we only go during a weekday to avoid kids that have no interest in the movie and are just looking to socialize.  Teenagers are annoying to begin with and are begging to be dropped off in the woods somewhere, so it doesn't take much provocation to snap on one.  Follow our simple rules and always have a pleasant movie-going experience. And bring your own food, that stuff is criminally expensive.

    Oh, did I mention The Avengers?  Yeah, that movie is gonna be freakin amazing and what's even better is all the cool stuff that's being released to coincide.  You've seen 3A's Iron Man before, but never like this.  I don't think Tony Stark could wear this suit in combat, because just looking at white clothing funny will stain it, but then again he could definitely afford the dry cleaning bill.

    As with anything 3A makes, this dude looks killer.  I love their take on classic characters and you can love him too by ordering him right this second over at

You Like Deals? Tenacious Toys Is Running a Sale!

    Times are tough and when you collect stuff the first place you look to save money is by not growing your obsession.  It's soooooo painful looking at all the neat stuff that comes out and not being able to get everything you want.  But fear not, because Tenacious Toys is having a 30% off sale on just about everything on their website.  You'll need one of those fancy promo codes, which can easily be obtained by signing up for their email list.  Do it now and buy some cool stuff without the guilt.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

New Teaser from Amanda Visell x Kidrobot

    I'm not one to post teaser shots as I prefer to tell you about stuff that is ready for purchase, but this one has a special place in my heart.  You see, back in February, my wife and I made a pilgrimage to an unholy frozen tundra known as New York, nearly losing our unmentionables to the frigid temperatures.  There we had a vision, one in which Amanda Visell and Kidrobot would release an entire series of her work on various Munnyworld platforms.  No longer would those animal shapes be reserved for the customizer, nay, they would be available to the world's best artists to bring their visions to life as production pieces.  I told you of this prophecy upon my return (and the thawing of my typing fingers) and was called a heretic, a blasphemer, and yet here we sit with another piece of the mystery before us.  The first sign was this:

    Oh, woe unto you non believers, for it has been foretold and it is now coming to fruition.  And once my first vision is complete and available for you to covet I shall promptly apply for tax exempt status and move The Toy Viking headquarters to a secure compound in the midwest, where I may continue to deliver toy prophecy and hide my assets from the IRS.  Feel free to start your donations any time now.  

Friday, April 17, 2015

"Gnosis" featuring Deathcattoys and More Opens Saturday at Toy Art Gallery

    West coasters:  did you read my last post and get a little misty that there was no art show for you to go to?  Fear not, because Toy Art Gallery always has something going on and this weekend is no exception.  The highlight, I feel, will be the new sofubi line from Deathcattoys.  They'll be making their debut this weekend with a bunch of different painted versions.   Here is a sampling of what you will see when the show opens tomorrow night: