Thursday, October 31, 2013

Happy Halloween from The Toy Viking

    Magnus the Conquer hopes you have a happy Halloween.  Stay away from Ouija boards and that creepy guy's house at the end of the street that has all the junk cars in the yard.  And let your parents check your candy before you eat any of it because they've let you live in their house rent free since you were born and it's the least you could do you little bum.  Just kidding, it's to keep you safe.  

    **Editors Note:  This cat's name is not actually Magnus.  It could be Snowball or Jigglypuff for all I know, cause we just Googled "cat in a viking costume" and this is what came up.  That doesn't make us bad people.  And we have no idea whose toes those are in the upper right corner, but kudos to them for being neatly manicured in preparation for this photo.  

Sam Heinous Lottery from Mutant Vinyl Hardcore Happening Now!!!!!

    Ok, so I realise that I'm not giving you the most heads up on either of the releases I posted about today, but in my defense I didn't have any internet access yesterday morning and wasn't able to update the site.  I know, I'm kind of a jerk, but I still love you all in ways that would get me arrested in most states.  

    It's Halloween and that means one thing:  ok, it actually means a lot of things, but to stay on topic it means the return of Sam Heinous from Mutant Vinyl Hardcore.  This figure makes an appearance one a year and today is your only chance to get him.  You have until 7am Eastern time on November 1st to enter your info into the lottery on for your chance to purchase one of these dudes.  Oh, and it looks like there's a chase version just chillin in the background there.  They'll let you know on Saturday if you're one of the lucky winners.  

All Hallow's Shub Zeroths from Metacrypt Release Today!!!!!!!

    All ye wicked souls, Shub Zeroth has returned to Earth to devour your flesh and make crafts with your bones.  He has a little stall down at the flea market, and does surprisingly well selling knick knacks made from the bits and pieces of evil humans.  But that is not the point, the point is that on this high holiday you can now own the very first Shub Zeroth ever to be offered on the internet.  You'll get either an unpainted black or an unpainted orange version.  You can't pick, the universe has already decided for you.  Each 9 inch figure will be $100 and will go on sale today, October 31st, at noon Pacific time at

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Terror Boys: Gohst Bat from Brandt Peters x Ferg

    Check out this bad little dude.  If you see someone that is the size of a grown man and dressed like this on Halloween you need to understand that he wants to kill you.  I've seen enough movies to know that anybody with a machete and a mask is bad news and he will take your bones to decorate his den of iniquity.  Don't become a home decor project by some psychotic Martha Stewart.  Mainly because I don't want to lose readers.  Do you know how tough it is to get people to check this site out when there are weirdo videos that ponder what noises a fox makes?  And it's a musical.  I can't compete with that.  This is a low budget affair my friend.  If I can't pull it out of my overly medicated head for free it's not happening.  So don't get murdered and lower my website hits or I'll be pissed.  

    Brandt Peters and Ferg have been killing it (pun intended) with their Terror Boy figures and this Gohst Bat dude continues that winning tradition.  He comes with two sets of arms, a machete, an ax, and a removable helmet.  You can get one this Halloween (yes, he actually goes on sale October 31st) at noon Pacific time by visiting    

Ame-Comi Holiday Harley Quinn and Posion Ivy Two Pack from DC Collectibles

    Sharon and I have a cat named Icarus that is fond of eating just about anything he can get his little black paws on.  He's eaten shoe laces, a shirt sleeve (which earned him a trip to the emergency vet), cat toys, people toys, blankets, paper, plastic bags, and countless other objects that were rendered unidentifiable by the time they passed through his digestive system and I dug them out of the litter box.  On the bright side, I am finally able to use my very expensive degree in forensics as I try and solve the mystery of "What Icarus Ate."  Luckily for us, we have  finished basement, which allows us to decorate for Christmas while keep it locked safely out of his reach.  Unlucky for us is the fact that I don't have to see that stuff everyday so March can easily come before I decide it's time to take down the tree.  

     That's why these toys from DC Collectibles are genius.  You can leave them up year round and people won't think you're lazy, they'll just think you're showing off your collection.  And Harley Quinn is my favorite chica from the Batman universe, and Poison Ivy's pretty cool too.  You can preorder this two pack right now and they will ship just in time for Christmas.  Just click on that Entertainment Earth link to the right with the South Park dudes and order away.  

Monday, October 28, 2013

Slumberbean x Creo Design Flavour Friends Series

    I worked a Gregg Allman show the other day and I thought the audience was filled with some chill bros.  Well, except for this one really old dude with a gray pony tail, who was dancing like he had a wicked case of poison ivy in his tighty whities.  Forget rhythm, as wild-flailing was his preferred method of expression.  I imagine he got home later that night, sobered up, and realised that hit of acid he took when he was twenty had just worn off.  Kind of like a dirty hippie version of Rip Van Winkle.

    These chill bros who can't wait to sit on your bookshelf are made by Slumberbean and Creo Design.  dubbed the Flavour Friends, each color is limited to only 20 pieces and come packed in their own bean can.  The first one goes up for sale this Friday, November 1st, for £30 plus shipping at

Star Trek Pop! Vinyl from Funko

    It was brought to my attention recently that Scotty from Star Trek was such a bad dude that he could wear the dreaded red shirt and survive.  That is tantamount to being immortal in that franchise.  I guess it's a good thing he was in charge of fixing stuff, cause if it had been any other dude wearing a red shirt they would be calling AAA to come and tow the Enterprise all the time.  Those guys were as expendable as out of date lunch meat.

   This is further proof that everything you have ever been entertained by will one day become a Funko Pop! Vinyl.  Seriously, they have to be getting a little nervous that they're gonna run out of cool things to make figures of.  They're gonna have to start making a politician's series, or inventors.  Now that I think about it, I would totally buy a Tesla action figure.  They could do a two pack with Thomas Edison and make them look like they're gonna fight over who's ideas in electricity were supreme.  Make it happen Funko!  Oh, and hire me cause there are way more ideas where that came from.  

These will be available November 28th.  

Friday, October 25, 2013

Rsin's "Whispers of the Dead" Art Show at SubUrban Vinyl

    It's time for another installment of "Life Lessons Intended on Keeping You Alive" with your host, me.  Life lesson:  If you hear the dead whispering to you it is time to pack your things and move.  Nothing good comes of it.  I've seen Paranormal Activity 1-4 and let me tell you, I am not up for any occult shenanigans.  Granted, the fourth movie was terrible and they really need to come to the understanding that they've run out of story to tell, but it still stands as a testament to not mess around with ghosts.  Or video tape yourself doing everything, cause you're not that important.  Unless you're Kanye West, but I know he doesn't read this cause there's too many words and stuff.

    I will make one exception to my rule, and it involves Rsin's solo show at SubUrban Vinyl tomorrow.  The man has been forgoing sleep to pack as much original art into this show as possible and it will not disappoint.  The opening reception is tomorrow night from 6-9pm and the first 40 people there will get a goodie bag that will contain a raffle ticket to win an original custom toy.  You gotta be in it to win it, so go and see what it's all about and buy yourself some cool art.

SubUrban Vinyl is located at:

4 Frederick St
Waldwick, NJ 07463

Glow in the Dark Octopups from Nathan Hamill x 3DRetro Release Today!

    I like when things glow in the dark because I lose everything.  If all of my important things glowed I could just turn off the lights and wait for them to magically appear.  Unless they didn't get a chance to charge up their magic glow juice before I lost them, in which case none of this would work and I've just wasted your time trying to tell you how awesome it would be.  Moving on.

    Nathan Hamill and 3DRetro are releasing these glow in the dark Octopups today at noon Pacific time for the low low price of $10 each.  And they're doing an Instagram contest for everyone that buys one.  Here are the details:

 1. Buy a Glow Octopup
2. Take a creepy, kooky, mysterious or spooky Halloween-related photo with your Octopup.
3. Post it on Instagram and Hashtag #Octopup and #GlowOctopup .  That's it! 

A winner will be picked for best photo and the winner will receive the next special release of Strife and Sire (more news on this one very soon).  Contest ends on November 5th. 

    See, you not only get a toy, you get an activity that will keep your little hands out of trouble.  

    Get yours by visiting or

The Greatest Picture on The Internet Is...

You're welcome.

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Halloween Young Gohst from Ferg x Grody Shogun Drops Today!!!

    You know what the best thing about Halloween is?   Besides turning off all of your lights and going out to dinner so kids don't come by looking for handouts?  Seriously kid, you're gonna egg my house if I don't give you candy, cause I'll shoot you in the face (I wouldn't really, cause I don't live in Texas).  It's all the Halloween themed toy releases!!!!!!!  

    This is the best toy release to celebrate the only holiday where it is acceptable for a grown man to dress like Rainbow Bright.  It's Young Gohst from Ferg x Grody Shogun!  This dude comes with a special mystery color brain that is completely unique so that no two figures will be the same.  He goes on sale TODAY at noon central time at for $45.  Which is about what I would have to spend in candy to feed all these neighborhood kids.  Don't they know these are tough economic times and all my money gets spent on toys?

Mishka Edition Bullet Belt from Skinner x Unbox Industries

    Oh snap son!!!!!  Did you miss out on your first crack at sweet wrasslin action when Skinner and Unbox Industries released Bullet Belt?  Well, unlike my Uncle Ted and his plight with the criminal justice system, you're gonna get a second chance.   On a side note, just cause they find a semi automatic weapon in the trunk of your car doesn't mean you can't act surprised about it and plead ignorance till your lawyer gets there.  Uncle Ted has no poker face.

    This is a most special Mishka edition of Bullet Belt known as Doom Belt!!!!!!!!!   Lamour Supreme created the paint scheme and you can pre order one of these beauties now.  I know what you're thinking: "but Chris, the weather is getting cold and I gotta save up for my heating bill."  Bull crap you do, cause Bullet Belt will keep you warm at night.  Just tuck him under the covers with you and let his awesomeness roast you like a Thanksgiving turkey.  And you don't have to grocery shop either, cause Bullet Belt will hunt all of your food for you with his bare fists.  I hope you like the taste of wild critters.  And you get a little Mini Bullet Belt to take with you to work, so he can get you that raise you deserve and stop other people from using your "World's Best Cat Dad" coffee mug.  It wouldn't be so bad if they would just wash it afterwards, cause you don't know where there filthy lips have been.  Mini Bullet Belt isn't gonna let you take that crap anymore and will leap from your pocket to throttle the offending party.

    I know what you're thinking now: "Chris, you've convinced me to open my heart and accept Bullet Belt as my personal protector/lover, so how do I get one."  Well, I'm gonna tell you.  You gotta pay a visit to and preorder one, cause these bad boys are being painted to order.  So if you don't order one now, you'll never be able to get one later when you've finally come to your senses.  And you only have until October 31st to pull the trigger on this bad boy so get to it.

Bullet Belt is part of the Triclops B.A.S.T.A.R.D. universe, punk.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Paris Comics Expo Exclusive Darth Vader Pop! Vinyl from Funko

    GLOW IN THE DARK HOLOGRAPHIC DARTH VADER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  Not that I'm all excited about it or anything, but holy crap I need to get one of these.  This Pop! Vinyl figure from Funko is an exclusive to the Paris Comics Expo.  From what I hear though, us folks in the United States will have a chance to preorder one from Toymatrix in the next few days for $15 plus shipping. Yeah, I'm gonna have to get in on that.   

The Horseman's Head from Plaseebo

    I'm sick.  Not in the mental way, mind you, but like head filled with snot and sore throat sick.  It sucks. Plaseebo has perfectly captured how I feel with this "Horseman's Head" piece.  Of course, he was inspired by the Sleepy Hallow story and not the tale of my sinus infection, but I can still relate.  He only made 5 of these resin melons and they come loaded with an led light that changes color that makes the eyes, mouth, nose, and brain glow.  Each one is hand made and will cost $220 plus shipping.  Can you imagine if for some reason they deliver this to the wrong house and someone opens it not knowing what to expect?  It would be like the ending of that movie Seven when Brad Pitt gets all freaked out after his special delivery.  

    In order to buy one of these you have to enter a lottery by doing this:

    Send an email with your Name, Address and Email address to:
DEADLINE for entry is Tuesday, October 29.

    Then on November 1st you'll know if you have the chance to purchase one.  

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Monster Worship's Post NYCC Exclusives Sale Happens Today!!!!

    I missed Monster Worship at New York Comic Con this year because they were there on a day I couldn't make it.  Sometimes that's the way things work out, and even if I happened to be in the building there is no way to see everybody.  That place is like a mad house and I always end up forgetting something.  But fear not, because all of their remaining exclusives will be going online today at 4pm Eastern time.  Behold all that will be available, like the micro Greasebat from Jeff Lamm, and the Greasebat Gummi Playset from Jeff x Unbox Industries.  Or you could pick up the black and orange swirly Altar Beast of the brand spanking new Slime Bat from Michael Skattum.  Or just get em all and recreate this picture on your own hardwood floor.  Mine would include tumbleweeds of cat hair that mysteriously appear from beneath my couch and float across the ground like some sort of filthy poltergeists.  

"Witches Brew" from Lunartik On Sale Now

    I'm not very adventurous when it comes to food.  Mostly it has to do with the fact that my digestive system is about as stable as an abandoned warehouse.  But I'm getting better and trying new places that my wife and I happen upon in our travels.  So we stopped at this place that shall remain nameless and decided that since the weather was nice we would eat on their patio.  The waitress brings us our drinks and as I go to take a sip I notice an ant floating in it.  No big deal, right?  So I scoop out his little insect carcass and flick it to the ground so his family can prepare his burial.  Or eat him, I dunno, I'm not really up to date on their funeral customs.  Then I return to my delicious beverage to find another dead ant.  And another.  And I notice that they are all through my soda.  The waitress notices my carcass retrieval efforts and quickly offers to get me another drink.  At this point I'm not sure how the little buggers all got in there so fast, but I ask that we move inside to hopefully stop their invasion.  Then I overhear the bartender complaining about how nobody had flushed the soda line that morning and they were filled with ants.  I was the unlucky first customer who got a bit of protein with my Coke.  Now here's where it gets weird:  we stayed and ate. I think I may be going completely mental, because a drink full of dead bugs is reason enough to lose ones appetite, but they gave me another one and we ate and the food was really good.  But the thing that really got me pissed was that they didn't comp us the drinks. It would have been the nice thing to do, a way to say "sorry for almost making you drink a cup of bugs." That, my friends, was the act that will prevent me from eating there again.  

    So I've had some experience drinking shady beverages, even ones filled with little dead bodies.  Lunartik made 213 of these "Witches Brew" Cups of Tea for Halloween and you can own one right now for £20.00 by visiting

Monday, October 21, 2013

Kidrobot is All About The Ladies With These October Releases

    Say what you want about Kidrobot (and I know you all have plenty to say) but they nailed it with these two releases.  Sadly, they are both well out of my price range, but as you know I am always a gracious accepter of gifts. 

    The first beauty you see up there is part of the Kidrobot Black line and was designs by Craww.  Standing a full foot tall and priced at $399, you can be one of the 200 lucky people that will ever be able to own this when it is released on October 24th.  This is by far my favorite figure that has ever been a part of the Black collection and I was able to see it up close at New York Comic Con, which made me think pretty hard about how I could have made off with it without anyone noticing.  I'm just kidding folks, I would never commit a crime.  I mean, unless you're willing to pay me $399 to do some dirty work for you, then I would consider it so I could buy this toy.  Email me and we'll talk.  

    So they don't even give me time to clean my drool off of the computer before they go and release pictures of this.  This is how I like my women; axe-wielding and covered in tattoos.  McBess is the man behind this masterpiece that will set you back $199.99 when it's released on Halloween.  Again, if anyone has anything dirty deeds they need done (somewhat) dirt cheap, I'm your guy.  

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Strange Days Opens at Toy Art Gallery Tonight

    Wanna see some crazy customized toys that will alter your very perception of reality?  Do you live in the Los Angeles area?  If you said "yes" to those two things then I just planned your date tonight, cause you're gonna go check out the Strange Days opening at Toy Art Gallery.  This show will feature the works of Itokin Park, Brent Nolasco, Martin Ontiveros, Josh Herbolsheimer, Michael Pro, and Shirahama/Yatsuashi and will expand your mind when it comes to custom toy art.  Plus, why wouldn't you want to go to Toy Art Gallery just to see the disturbingly huge collection of figures they have?  I would hang out there every day if I lived 3,000 miles closer.  

Seen at NYCC 2013: Argonaut Resins and The Jelly Empire

    The use of resin to make toys has allowed for artists to create things on their own without the need of a a large company or tons of money to finance their endeavors.  Argonaut Resins and The Jelly Empire have been making their artistic visions come to life for years with this DIY attitude and had a great display of that work at New York Comic Con.  There are some remaining pieces available for sale on their respective websites, so after you are mesmerized by all the pictures I took you should check out and and support these great artists.  

Friday, October 18, 2013

Seen at NYCC 2013: Peter Kato

    Peter Kato is back!!!!!!  He was quiet for a bit as he built his new studio space, but he made it back to the world of toy making just in time to debut some new stuff at New York Comic Con.  I would have more pictures but he was selling everything so quickly that most of it was gone before I could make my way over to see him.  I love these new Mogu Tanks, and they really show how far he has come in his art.  Check out his online shop at to see what he has available.  Also, if you're in the New York area this weekend he will be participating in the Arts Gowanus Open Studios, so you can pay him a visit and see how he makes his resin creations.  

Seen at NYCC 2013: Suburban Vinyl

    Suburban Vinyl had a great first showing at this year's New York Comic Con.  They had their booth over flowing with exclusives and crazy customs.  And it was great to finally get to meet shop manager Rob Losito, who is another person I've known online forever but never actually met in person.  He's a hard working dude who loves what he does and it's always cool to support people who are passionate about their work.  They do have some remaining stuff from the convention available now, so check out and buy yourself a little something.  Go on, you deserve it.   

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Pop Vinyls from Funko

    If Middle Earth had Wi-Fi and Target it would be the perfect place to live.  Think about the adventures you could have.  Any time I try to go on an adventure around here it usually ends with me being asked to leave the natural history museum.  I'm tired of nobody understanding my need for epicness.  I don't even think epicness is a word, but who cares, cause the Oxford English Dictionary obviously doesn't know how to adequately describe my life.  

    The Hobbit is the type of movie that makes me long for the day when I can pack up the UHaul and relocate to a mythical land.  Part two of this 300 part film series is coming out soon and to celebrate Funko has created these Pop! Vinyls that are filled with a sense of...epicness.  They're available now to help you dream of a land that is free from Kardashians.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Seen at NYCC 2013: Kaiju Monster

    The Kaiju Monster booth at New York Comic Con could supply enough ideas to make Japanese monster movies for the next 100 years.  I'm in no way an expert on this stuff, but it is some of my favorite to look at.  From the sculpting to the paint jobs, every inch of every figure is interesting and the more you stare, the more stuff you'll notice about each one.  

    It was good seeing my buddy Brian from Guumon again.  Super nice dude who loves making monsters.  This is one of those figures that I can't pinpoint any one particular reason that I love it, but it just strikes me.   I have a short list of figures that I don't own yet but that I really want and this guy is definitely on there.  

Check out some more pics here and over on our Facebook page at

    I love this dude.  I have no idea who made him, but I might have to hunt one of these down.