You wanna know what's cool? To take your own production figure and change it around. I mean, just to have a toy that a company produced is pretty amazing, but then to paint over part of it to make it entirely different must be surreal. This Dunny was made by Sergio Mancini (twice!!!!!) for a private collector. I would guess it's not going to someone with a fear of clowns, cause this dude doesn't look like his intentions are pure.
Friday, September 28, 2012
October Ninja of the Month from Shawnimals
This is the brand new October Ninja of the Month from Shawnimals. If you think his Halloween get up is spooky just think about this. His name is Sneaky Ninja. Now does that make him even more sneaky than the average ninja? I thought ninjas were the sneakiest people in the world (other than politicians) so has this dude evolved into being uber sneaky? How will we defend against such a threat to our safety and our valuables? Have we been doomed to be forever at the mercy of such an adversary? I don't have the answers to these questions, but I do know how you could get your own for extreme sneaky ninja snuggle time. He will be released Wednesday, October 3rd at 1pm Central Time. Just click here. Do it. But not now. Wait until it's the proper time eager beaver.
Art Attack Toys Exclusive Fire Clan Bear Mini Qee
Yesterday I wrote about this dude's blue brother, but what if red is more your color? Fear Not cause Art Attack Toys has you covered with their exclusive Pandaimyo Fire Clan Bear Mini Qee from Jon Paul Kaiser and Toy2r. I really like the Mini Qee platform and one of the reasons is the arms are off to the side, unlike their 8 inch counterparts whose arms come out further in front of their chest. This gives the designers more room to create and makes these different color editions really pop. And normally I'm not someone who has to have every single color of a toy, but these might be too cool for me to pass up. Only 300 of these were made in red and you can get one right now by going to http://www.artattacktoys.com/.
Thursday, September 27, 2012
Harley Quinn DC Comics Cover Girls Statue
Ooooooh, hey there. It's no secret I have a soft spot for Miss Harley Quinn. Everyone as a fictional crush right, or is that weird? It's not like I'm admitting to liking Nickelback or anything extreme like that.
Harley is sporting her new look from the Suicide Squad in this statue from DC Collectibles. I can't say I hate it, as her old getup never really translates into the real world. Just go to any comic convention and you'll see what I mean. You can bring home this adorable psychopath in December for $99.95.
Tenacious Toys x Jon Paul Kaiser NYCC Exclusive Qee
I was lucky enough to meet Jon Paul Kaiser at the Tenacious Toys booth at last year's New York Comic Con and since then he has had a literal truckload of new toys releases. He went from a relative unknown to one of the most in-demand artists in the world of plastic. If you're going to be attending this year's event, set some cash aside to pick up one of these bad boys.
This is the Tenacious Toys exclusive Blue Pandaimyo Mini Qee from JPK and Toy2r. Only 300 in this color were made and you'll be able to get one starting on Friday at the con. Jon Paul Kaiser will be there sometime as well to sign em for ya.
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Monsterpants NYCC Exclusive Sea-Borg
You need Sea-Borgs in your life you silly goose you. These crazy creatures are made by the two hands of James Felix McKenney from Monsterpants. This gold edition is limited to only 20 pieces and will be $35. Visit James at the Monsterpants booth #3116 at New York Comic Con and see what other crazy stuff he brought with him.
Pete Fowler x Dudebox Present Dai Ocean
Dudebox. This is Dai Ocean and he's part of the Pete Fowler and Fiends series. He looks like that one cool uncle everyone has, the one that has a motorcycle and would take you to get your first tattoo. You can get this guy at New York Comic Con or get a preorder set up on Dudebox's website. And if you check out their Facebook page you could win an original piece of art featuring this guy. Get on it!
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
NYCC Exclusives from DC Collectibles
MTV Geek got the scoop on these New York Comic Con exclusives from DC Collectibles, so now you know how much pull I really have out there in the toy world. What do I have to do DC? I thought we had something special, but I had to resort to stealing these pictures from another site. My wittle heart is broken.
The dudes who created Wallace & Gromit made this Batman figure you see here. It's from shorts that are shown on Cartoon Network, or so I hear. I don't watch much tv unless it involves girl fights or outlaw motorcycle gangs. A guy has to have entertainment standards ya know? You can get one of these for yourself for $25.
Crappy Cat Meme 6 Pack
I'm thankful that I have a job that doesn't offer me Internet access. While that may prevent me from updating this here website as much as I would like, it also keeps me from trying to see everything that's funny online. I do make some time for FailBlog at the end of a long day, so these new Crappy Cat toys have a special place in my heart.
Anyone with a computer will recognize these 6 faces as being the cornerstones of Internet humor. For $55 you get one of each figure and they will even ship them to your door. But here's the catch: you only have until tomorrow at 2pm Eastern to get yours. Act fast and go to http://crappycat.com/CrappyExclusiveStore.html to get yours.
Monday, September 24, 2012
Ultrus Bog Black Earth Scalded Magma Soul Edition
What's not to like about this guy? Anyone who knows me knows I've been coveting one of these for awhile now and maybe this is my chance to strike. You can't own a toy like this if you're a sissy, cause it will rip out your soul and make sandwiches from your leftover flesh husk. Good sandwiches too, not that crap you get pre packaged at the gas station that will turn your intestines into low income housing for parasites. No, we're talking primo deli meats with all the fixins. And he'll do it all while listening to lo-fi Norwegian black metal cassettes from the early 90's.
This is Ultrus Bog and he has sprung from the twisted mind that sloshes around in the skull of one named Skinner. It might be my favorite toy ever that I don't own. You can get one of your own and make me jealous on October 1st from Lullubell Toy Bodega at 1pm Pacific time.
Rsin x Kidrobot NYCC Exclusive Dunny Release
Ok, this is my must have for New York Comic Con. Rsin is finally getting a production figure and it is on what I consider the king of all vinyl platform toys. This 3 inch Dunny is a NYCC exclusive, limited to 1200 pieces and will be available at their booth # 2909 begining Friday at the con. Rsin will also be signing from 12-2pm that day and he has a booth with Tenacious Toys all weekend just in case you miss him the first go round. The best part of this being my must-have item of the convention? It's only $14.95!!!
Friday, September 21, 2012
myplasticheart's First NYCC Exclusives Announced
myplasticheart doesn't play around when it comes to exclusives for New York Comic Con. Every year they have a ton of cool things that would look cool chillin on your entertainment center and now they're giving us a peak at this years must haves.
First up, some wacky flavored Mini Ice Scream Men from Brutherford Industries. My wife spent 10 years of her life living in Taiwan, so I've heard many stories about her interesting culinary adventures, but none of them surprise me more than the one's about snack foods. Squid chips? Wasabi peas? I definitely didn't have access to that stuff growing up in Virginia, so it never fails to fascinate me. Now many of us may have never tried green tea, red bean, or black sesame ice cream before, but we can now bring some home and not worry about it going bad before we get the courage to taste is. You can buy all 3 for only $52, or get one for $20. Only 50 of each were made and Mr. Brutherford himself will sign his name on them for you Friday at noon.
If you're lactose intolerant maybe this guy is more your speed. It's the Gin and Tonic edition of Doktor A's Chester Runcorn. This steampunk gent from Kuso Vinyl is a pre release and will cost $64.99. The good Doc will be signing his wares on Saturday at 4pm.
I think this is my favorite of the bunch so far. This is Chris Ryniak's Ivory Edition Misfortune Cat. What made kitty sad enough to do something so drastic? Probably you, but you'll have to work that out in therapy I suppose. I think I'm gonna get this as my tombstone when I pass on to the great beyond. Seriously, it would be the coolest thing in the cemetery. Only 100 of these guys were made and they will set you back $55. Mr. Ryniak will also be at the con on Friday at 4pm so I can discuss plans for my memorial with him. I wonder how much a 4 foot tall one in stone would cost?
Thursday, September 20, 2012
Catwoman Ame-Comi Holiday Figure
I'm not much for holiday decorating because, frankly, I have other things to do. My Christmas tree almost always gets to witness Valentine's Day and my Halloween pumpkins end up looking like a crime scene before I ever throw them away. It's a lot of commitment.
That's why this toy is so genius because it is Christmas themed, but its cool enough to leave out year round so you don't feel like a lazy troll when you neglect to put it away. Catwoman is looking all gift wrapped in this Ame-Comi figure from DC Collectibles. She'll be available in November, just in time to get you in the holiday spirit to beat up housewives for a WiiU.
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Metal Gear Solid Rex Plastic Model Kit from Kotobukiya
I was always terrible at putting together models. My brother in law, however, is a beast at it. He can create these amazingly realistic dioramas that depict scenes from World War 2 and the best I can manage is to glue a lot of pieces to my hands and quit out of frustration. Patience was never my strong suit.
That being said, I wouldn't know where to begin with this monstrosity. This Metal Gear Rex from Kotobukiya stands 9 inches tall when you put it's 600 pieces together. The pieces are all prepainted too, so it will look a little less like a 3rd grade art project from those of us with less than steady hands. You even get some little dudes to stomp to death or blow to bits. This mean looking model will be available in January for $79.99.
Lou Pimentel x MPH Labs Junior Sofubi
Lou Pimentel's Cranston Fellows Jr. figure has always been popular, but do we really know the man behind the uh...bat...thingy? Once upon a time he was just a wee little lad and was simply knows as "Junior". MPH Labs and Lou are coming out with this prequel figure made in soft Japanese vinyl. Everything else is pretty much a mystery about this guy except that I want one in every color they make.
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Tenacious Toys x Scott Tolleson Uncle Argh Noir Mini Qee
Tenacious Toys teamed up with Scott Tolleson and Toy2r to run a successful Kickstarter campaign and give birth to this guy. You may have thought you missed your chance to snag one for yourself, but you couldn't be more wrong. Starting tomorrow you can go to www.tenacioustoys.com and get one for yourself. They'll also have some available at their booth at New York Comic Con in case you'll be there. I recomend not keeping this guy in your bedroom because you will most likely scare the crap out of yourself every morning. Those eyes never stop staring.
Monday, September 17, 2012
Custom Toy of the Week Monday Edition: Skinner
Normally I do the whole "Custom Toy of the Week" on Friday, but today is special, because you can buy one of these bad boys this afternoon. Actually, as of this writing, in 1/2 an hour. This is the Ultrus Bog Springheeled Jack Edition from Skinner. He only made 4 of these with his little hands, so if you want one click here right now and keep hitting refresh.
Batman vs. Bane Porcelain Statue from DC Collectibles
Well, I think we all know how this is gonna end, and it's not gonna be with peaceful negotiations. Here we have Bane getting ready to break the back of Mr. Bruce Wayne as recently showcased in The Dark Knight Rises. Even I went to the theater to see this one, so I don't want to hear anyone crying that I spoiled it. Plus its been in the Batman comic lore for ages, so you should have known. But what I'm not telling you is how Batman is healed by the the ghost of Ronald Reagan who then gives him the pass code to that Death Star he secretly built in the 80's so he could use it's space laser to vaporize Bane. Oh dang, guess I ruined the surprise for ya.
This porcelain statue from DC Collectibles is for the serious collector (and probably the ones with locked rooms in which they can store this away from kids and animals) cause this will set you back $325. The good thing is that is comes out in November so you have plenty of time to start begging for someone to buy it for you for Christmas. Or to plan a robbery. The choice is yours.
Patricio Oliver Mini Qees from Toy2r
I don't know if it's because it's Monday, or that I've been off a few days, or that the Royal Family is involved in another photo scandal (seriously guys, when you're famous you need to keep your clothes on unless you are sure there are no cameras around) but I have nothing witty to say. It could also be that I am in love with these and am just happy to share them with you sans commentary.
These Mini Qees are the latest from Patricio Oliver and Toy2r. Entitled Ucumar, these bears protect the forests in his world of the Tenebrae. I found this picture on Patricio's Facebook page, so I would imagine a release date before Christmas is not out of the question.
Friday, September 14, 2012
Nathan Hamill's Releases for Comikaze Expo
Nathan Hamill needs to make more toys. There, I said it. Seriously, his stuff is always really really cool but we need more of it. Just look at those volcanoCECILrex figures. He only made 7 of these little resin dudes and they're only $30 each. He will be at Stan Lee's Comikaze Expo shindig in LA tomorrow at booth 1133 with these and the copper guy you see below:
His name is Kammu and he is sporting the aforementioned antique copper finish. My wife and I like antique things and when we find one that is so good we can't live without it we call it a "pimptique". I don't know if we heard that somewhere and just stole it or what, but feel free to use it whenever you peruse your local flea market. This toy is old in spirit, so therefore it is now a pimptique. Only 25 were made and it'll cost ya $75.
Sticking with our pimptique vibe, this is Kammu sporting his antique gold finish. You wanna talk about rare? Only 3 of these exist in the whole world. These are gonna be hanging out at the Toy Art Gallery Anniversary Party and will be $200 each.
Kevin Winnik to Unleash Outsmart Originals
Not long ago Toy2r announced it would be closing its US division, which has led to much speculation and many, many Twitter updates. I was sad at first because you never want to see what is an already small designer toy scene get even smaller, but like the mythical phoenix, something has indeed risen from those ashes.
Former Toy2r USA CEO Kevin Winnik wasn't gonna look at funny cat videos all day. Nope, he went right on ahead and started his next project, Outsmart Originals. Since he announced this new venture he has posted teaser images featuring the art of Jon-Paul Kaiser and Frank Mysterio. For now everything else is clouded in secrecy, but just these two pictures alone is enough to get excited about.
I met Kevin briefly at New York Comic Con last year and he seems like a nice dude , so I'm glad he's still gonna be around making toys. Plus, you really can't go and work anywhere else after you work for a toy company cause it will never be as cool. Unless you join an outlaw motorcycle gang, but their 401k plans are rarely good.
Thursday, September 13, 2012
Patty Power Triple Decker from Super7
I am fortunate enough to live within driving distance of a Bobby's Burger Palace, the hamburger joint owned by Bobby Flay. They have the most amazing burgers I've ever eaten in my life, so much so that after we eat my wife and I usually contemplate buying more to eat later on. Then we realize we don't want to weigh as much as the cows our delicious food just came from and we are able to walk away with our waistlines intact. Curse your savory noms Bobby Flay!!!!!
This is the Triple Decker Patty Power from Super7 and unlike the aforementioned meat products, this one will not ruin your dreams as a runway model. This heap of plastic yummyness is available today at noon Pacific time for $35.
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
In Other News
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Kidrobot 10th Anniversary Toy Releases
It's kinda hard to believe that Kidrobot has only been around for ten years. My wallet and credit score certainly agree that it feels much longer, but it has only been a decade. So how does a toy company celebrate such a milestone? By making new things for you to buy of course! There will be 2 Mini Bots for starters, the one you see pictured above all decked out like a cast member from Toddlers and Tiaras, and the one you see below that is a bit understated with just his 10 logo designed by Tristan Eaton. The beauty queen one will be available at tons of retailers, while the 10th anniversary edition will only be at Kidrobot stores and their website. They're $14.95 each and come out on October 12th.
But what would a celebration be without the most famous of their products, the Dunny. Again, the design is simple and under normal circumstances I would complain a bit, but being it is a piece to recognize their longevity in the toy world, I think it is appropriate. It gets the point across without over thinking it. There are two versions of this, the first being gold, which though they didn't specify, seems like the more common of the two:
And the silver, which will only be available at Kidrobot New York starting October 12th in limited supplies for ten days to coincide with a retrospective exhibit they're holding. Only 300 of these were made and they will be $50.
But what if you really want to declare your undying devotion to all things plastic? Well then my friends, let me show you the ultimate way to pay homage to your favorite toy company. This is the 20 inch gold Dunny and can be yours for $400. Only 300 of this behemoth were made to help you celebrate like the toy pimp you are. You can get one October 25th.
Monday, September 10, 2012
David Flores Deathhead Mickey Finally Available for Preorder
I was wondering if I was ever going to be able to get one of these. Finally, this November, we will be graced by one of the coolest vinyl toys I have ever seen. This is the Deathshead Mickey created by David Flores and seen gracing the tshirts of the Hellfire Canyon Club. This thing is 10 inches tall and just mean looking. I've been coveting it from the moment I saw it and preordered mine the second I found a store offering to do so.
Friday, September 7, 2012
Doku Duo from Super7 Available Now!!
This little guy came out yesterday, but I believe in being fashionably late (and having to go to work) so I'm telling you about him today. This is the Doku Duo Blue edition from Super7. I couldn't begin to tell you what he's supposed to be. Is he a bird with a dead ice cream cone hat? Maybe. Maybe he's your spirit guide coming to take you on a grand adventure through the cosmos. Maybe I didn't get enough sleep last night and that actually makes more sense to me than it should. For $35 you can get one and make it be whatever you like.
Super7 x Lamour Supreme Cosmos Mongolian for NYCC
New York Comic Con is just around the corner and we're finally starting to see some of the crazy exclusives that will be available. This one is going to be hard to top in my book. It's the Cosmos Mongolian from Lamour Supreme and Super7 and this due is looking sick in purple glitter vinyl. This will be available at the Super7 booth and is definitely on my wish list.
Thursday, September 6, 2012
Kings of Atlantis Minis from Argonaut Resins Release Tonight!!!!!
These skulls look like the coolest candy that no one has ever made yet. These are the Kings of Atlantis Minis from Argonaut Resins and you could get one of your very own tonight!!!!!! These things always sell out quickly and I always am late to the party when it comes to posting about them, but finally I am on top of things. My slow ability at reporting the news is probably why NBC hasn't offered me a spot on The Today Show yet. Obviously they're not ready for how much better I could make that show. Be ready at 10pm Eastern time tonight to get yours.
Game of Thrones Pop! Vinyl from Funko
HOLY CRAP! How often do I say that about something? Ok, maybe a few times here and there, but I rarely put it in all caps. These Game of Thrones Pop! Vinyls from Funko were a nice surprise to see in my Facebook feed and are a must-own for anybody vaguely interested in the hit book and tv series. These guys will be available in November this year, and are epically adorable.
How does every other character have these crazy names and this guy is just Ned Stark? He sounds like he may enjoy Nascar, drinking whatever beer happens to be on sale, and cooking road kill. Not that I don't have relatives that enjoy those same activities, but still.
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