Tomorrow is December 1st, which means you are officially in the red zone if you haven't started your Christmas shopping yet. If you happen to have a toy lover on your list consider this a gift from the gods. Tenacious Toys is once again doing their popular Super Series Sunday releases, this time with these Shadowlings from Shadoe Delgado. These hand painted resin figures were produced by We Are Not Toys and are available starting tomorrow at 6pm est. You can get one blind boxed figure for $35 or you can go all out and get a whole set of ten for $300.
Saturday, November 30, 2013
Friday, November 29, 2013
Happy Black Friday!!! Hopefully none of my readers got trampled to death while buying cheap dvd players, cause I would miss you. I'm serious, don't go putting yourself in harm's way and making me worry.
While the last thing you may be thinking about today is food, there's always room for ice cream! Unless you're lactose intolerant like me, but plastic dairy products will not bring about those terrible symptoms that have you racing to the nearest restroom, which always ends up looking like that one from Trainspotting. Oh cruel world.
Gary Baseman and 3DRetro are releasing the newest edition of their Creamy vinyl toy today and this time he's mint chocolate chip flavored!!! He's an exclusive to Gary's online store and will come with a signed limited edition print. He's available starting at 9am Pacific time at http://garybaseman.com/shop/.
Wednesday, November 27, 2013
There are things that once seen cannot be unseen. Images that will bore themselves into your subconscious mind only the emerge in your dreams and haunt you for the rest of your days. Unholy terrors so great you will yearn for the days when all you had to fear was being touched by Miley Cyrus's chicken butt (look it up, for I dare not gaze upon it again). Behold Shub Zeroth as painted by the master Blobpus!!! And his little friend too!!!!
Metacrypt has teamed up with the kaiju guru for this special two figure release. You only have 5 days to accept that your life is over and these are your new masters. Beginning November 28th at midnight (Japanese time) and ending December 2nd at midnight (Japanese time) you can preorder this most deadly of toy sets. Here is how you become a disciple of madness:
Overseas Order (Outside Japan) Check out BLObPUS BLOG to order by email.
Domestic Order (Inside Japan) Order from BLObPUS WEB SITE STORE
I happen to know somebody who thinks dinosaurs never existed. I can't even remember how such a topic was brought up, but she just flat out doesn't believe they were ever real. I've never heard anyone say this before, so I asked her why she felt this way. She proceeded to tell me that she doesn't believe they were ever real, and I quote, because "they are just too big." That's it. No religious, or scientific reason. Not even something that was suggested by Kanye West. Nope, just that they would be "too big." Oh, and the groundhog we have that lives outside might be an armadillo (in New Jersey), except for the fact that they're extinct. Her wealth of knowledge about our natural world knows no bounds.
But who really cares if dinosaurs never lived due to size limitations, cause they still make cool toys. Like this Monoclon dude from Cojica Toys. On December 1st you'll be able to own one for yourself when they go on sale through Lulubell Toy Bodega at noon Pacific time.
Tuesday, November 26, 2013
Black Friday has always sounded like a great premise for a horror movie. Think about it: you have tons of people out shopping in what is supposed to be a happy time of year. The last thing they are thinking about is for some masked madman to come ripping through there with a chainsaw and turning Black Friday RED! If you read that last part like guy with the really deep voice who does all the movie trailers you would totally give me all your money so I could make this film cause it sounds that good. There's trailers full of money to be made Hollywood, so let's do this. And I swear to God if someone does it and I don't get credit I'm gonna sue the living crap out of everyone. And by credit I mean a UHaul truck full of cash.
Mike Egan obviously gets how awesome it would be to see a thousand people trapped in Wal-Mart with some murderous beast. How could he not when he is releasing his Swamp Zombie editions of his Bones figure on Black Friday? Hell, a few of these guys could be the evil that has befallen the bargain shoppers. I'd watch that.
He hand painted 25 of these dudes and they come with their own coffin for when they wanna nap. $150 will get you one when they go on sale at 12am Eastern time at http://mikeegan.bigcartel.com.
Oh, Black Friday. That wonderful day of the year when people trample each other to death at Wal-Marts all over the country trying to get a $100 laptop for their kids. How on earth this is not an official holiday is beyond me. They should call it Darwin's Day, and we'll celebrate the cleansing of the gene pool by watching all day marathons of James Bond cause they can't fit every movie into Thanksgiving, there's just too many and I always miss my favorite ones cause they don't play them in order.
Nathan Hamill wants you to stay safe from the violent hordes of bargain shoppers by offering a sale on his website. And it last a whole week! You just have to use the code "HAMILLHOLIDAY" to save 25% off your order from November 29th - December 7th.
Monday, November 25, 2013
This toy is called Lilith. It is a nekkid lady contorted to form a demon's head. I imagine that people who use LSD and end up in psych wards see stuff like this and it drives them over the edge. These are the creation of a tattoo artist by the name of Johan who works under the label Death Cat Toys. The only way to buy one is to email him at email@example.com. It's all kind of clandestine, like you're an international toy buyer who only collects rare pieces from the black market. I need to get out more.
Don't worry, this S'murk doesn't actually have mono, it's referring to the paint scheme. There's already enough places in the world that you can get diseases and thankfully toys are not one of them. There's public bathrooms, sketchy deli meats, your mom: the list goes on and on.
This little guy was made by David Flores and Blackbook Toys and is an exclusive to Minty Fresh. Only 50 pieces were made and they are available right now at http://www.mintyfresh.eu/.
Saturday, November 23, 2013
Jon-Paul Kaiser is a one man factory. It seems like every week he churns out a new amazing custom figure that is better than the last one he did. These are a few of his latest creations on various platform figures. Be amazed and then hit him up to make something cool for your toy shelf.
Friday, November 22, 2013
Before we get started here, if you haven't watched the latest episode of Sons of Anarchy you might want to stop reading right now, cause I'm gonna spoil the crap out of it for you. Not that I will feel bad about it mind you, because your butt should have been firmly planted on your couch Tuesday night and watching it. What were you doing instead? Were you out with your knitting group, making blankies for your mamas?
Now that we got that out of the way, HOLY CRAP I NEED EVERY ONE OF THESE! Funko has outdone itself with these Sons of Anarchy Pop! Vinyl figures. These are just the first of hopefully many to come, as there are so many variations they could do. They could make Clay as a glowing ghost like at the end of Return of the Jedi, or prison love Otto, or they could make a two pack of dead hookers so you can set up authentic dioramas based on scenes from the show. The possibilities are endless my friends. They come out on January 7th, which is approximately the date I will stop crying after this season ends.
Thursday, November 21, 2013
If the Discovery Channel still aired shows that were informative, and not just crap about people never finding gold, or that Amish Mafia nonsense (really, as soon as they open their mouths I can't help but laugh, so who are they scaring?) then you would know that all goats listen to metal. It's proven fact, you can go and ask Sir David Attenborough, whose controversial documentary "Head Banging Farm Animals" is hard to find, but highly informative.
Seriously Silly K didn't invent goats, or heavy metal, but she did create a stunning tribute to both in her Sinner figures. Word has it she won't be making too many more of these, and once the head mold breaks, she plans to retire it. So you better get on the ball tomorrow when she releases these limited glow in the dark versions. You can sit them next to you in the dark while you listen to your Judas Priest records backwards to learn Rob Halford's secret pumpkin pie recipe.
We are now only 1 week away from Thanksgiving, which means Christmas is hiding around the corner ready to ambush us. I used to make fun of people who waited until the last minute to shop, cause it's not like you don't know it's coming, but now that I don't work retail and I'm not bombarded by the holidays it's been much easier to slack off and become a last minute shopper. But forget waiting in line at Wal Mart for hours to buy the people on your list something crappy that they won't even take out of the box and will forget about until years later when they get ready to move and decide to hide it in the attic for the next tenant to find. Give em something nice, something that was made with love. And plastic.
Peter Kato will be releasing some new figures tonight just in time for you to buy for your favorite toy collector. And everything you see it ridiculously affordable. Priced from $10-$15, these little guys are extremely limited, so keep an eye on http://peterkatoshop.com/ for the moment they go on sale tonight.
Wednesday, November 20, 2013
The worst thing about being a tiny piano collector is trying to find things to put on top of them to add a sense of the dramatic. I would guess, as I don't have any tiny pianos, nor do I know anyone that does. But if I were to have tiny pianos, I would want these Ludwig busts from Frank Kozik to adorn them. Ol Ludwig gets the Clockwork Orange treatment in these 4 inch resin creations that come in both clear and...orange. I said orange twice in that sentence, which drives me mad. Of course I could have corrected it, but instead I will complain about it, thus giving you more to read. Both are editions of 50 and will cost you $40 each, but that is a small price to pay to be able to decorate your tiny or regular sized piano with the watchful eyes of inspiration. Pick em up at www.frankkozik.net.
Ever wonder where that black sheep from this Minor Threat album ended up? Sure he ran away from the herd, hell bent on doing his own thing cause you weren't the boss of him. But did he find the life he was looking for? Did he realize his punk rock fantasy? Well, today we have answers. Like many outcasts before him, he ran away to join the circus. We have exclusive photos of him in his new life as a carousel animal:
He certainly looks happy enough, carrying around this girl and her mighty load of peppermints. This is Sugar, Lamb Go! from Brandi Milne in an uber rare Black Sheep Edition. How uber rare? Well, she only has 20 of them available on her site. They come signed too. Get one now for that special black sheep in your life to show them you understand their struggles of trying to become the best toy blogger in the world. Or something.
Available now at http://www.brandimilne.com/.
Tuesday, November 19, 2013
So we've had two new additions to our family, which has really monopolized most of my free time. The little dude you see above is Jorah, and the cute little lady down below is Daenerys. So yeah, as the names indicate, we're Game of Thrones nerds, plus we needed names that had the same fanciness as Wednesday, Ophelia, and Icarus. You can't just name em Ted and Sally when you've set the bar that high. Thus far they have been confined to one portion of the house, so they have yet to discover all the crazy toys we have laying around. I wonder what they're gonna think of all of it. I know whenever we have people over you can see them constantly glancing around, trying to determine what illness we could have to make us want to live in Pee Wee's Playhouse. That or they're trying to figure out the weakness in our security and rob us blind. Who's to say. Hopefully these new cats are better at typing than our other ones, so I can just dictate these blog posts to them and they can handle the rest. I do pick up their poops, so I don't think it's asking a lot in return. And it would really preserve the stream of consciousness vibe that I sometimes lose cause my typing ability is best described as "haphazard." Can you tell that it's a slow time of year for toy news?
Monday, November 18, 2013
I was barely a teenager when Beavis and Butthead first aired on MTV, and those lucky enough to be around my nerdy friends and I were subjected to our terrible impressions of them any moment we got the chance. For some reason, girls did not flock to our lunch table in the numbers you would expect. Unless you expected zero, then it was almost like you were there.
We could all learn a lot from Beavis and Butthead, and their simple way of viewing life. Either something sucked or it was awesome. It's the same philosophy I use when deciding what to write about on this very site. Needless to say, these Pop! Vinyl figures from Funko do not suck, and conveniently enough they will be released the day before Christmas in case you still don't know what to get me.
Friday, November 15, 2013
Breaking Bad is the best show ever in the history of tv so just stop watching tv if you've already seen it because nothing will compare to it and you'll be sad and constantly wonder what Walter White would have done in every show. You'll be watching Project Runway and Heidi Klum will send someone home, and you imagine Walt looking at her with all seriousness as he says "I'm the one who auf wiedersehens" and pulls something from his pocket and blows the place to hell. I just made that show a thousand times better.
When they were filming Breaking Bad the producers would give out challenge coins at the end of each season to reward the cast and crew. Mezco has taken that idea and made some that you don't actually have to mortgage your house to afford. There are only 4 designs left (one sold out pretty quickly) and they are being sold exclusively through 3 different retailers. The pink bear is an exclusive to Fugitive Toys, the car wash one is sold through Big Bad Toy Store, and the Saul Goodman and chicken joint coins are available from Vegas Dead Dolls. Get em quick or be sad forever.
Thursday, November 14, 2013
The internet is tricky. Websites don't make themselves, and they involve lots of random numbers and letters that make absolutely no sense to me but when strung together allow you to see cats doing funny things. Most likely the internet runs off of black magic. It took Triclops a while to get the new website for their B.A.S.T.A.R.D. mini figures up and running, probably because they had to obtain some ancient relics for their internet necromancer to get the shopping cart feature to work. They're so picky about the quality of their monkey paws and rat tongues.
But tomorrow you may rejoice at the fact that you can now get all these wacky little mini figures that your heart desires in one convenient place: http://bastardshop.bigcartel.com/. They've got a special release planned for Thanksgiving and Christmas, so keep your eyes peeled. Not literally though, it would freak children out if you couldn't blink.
I get a lot of emails. Usually they are for things like car insurance, male enhancement pills, and stuff that princes in Nigeria send asking me to help them get their money out of the country while making me incredibly rich. But I received one today promising me a toy that had everything I could ever want. Oh yeah? That's a lofty promise my friend as I.....ooooooh look, he has a tentacle arm. SOLD!
Evidently Bad Teeth and Double Haunt do know exactly what I want in a toy because they have turned me on to this creation of theirs. The Mini-Cheestroyer is a hybrid, cheeseburger-headed, monster thing that is sure to raise your bad cholesterol ad he destroys your city. This is what happens immediately after you digest a McDonald's hamburger. It reforms into a terrible beast hell bent on making your intestines it's prison wife.
As with all Kickstarters there are tons of bonus and exclusive things you can get depending on your level of pledge. They have a comic book, resin and vinyl figures, and hand painted one-offs. It's a cool little toy, reasonably priced, and deserves to be in production. Help them out by clicking here.
Wednesday, November 13, 2013
Moving sucks. It's like some sick form of torture to prove to you how much useless stuff you have. The last time we moved I thought about just throwing everything out and starting fresh, just so I didn't have to box it up and load it onto a truck. I've moved a lot in my life and I've just kept a lot of things in boxes because it's too much work to unpack it. One day I'll have a great time digging through it all and trying to remember where it came from.
Retro Outlaw is moving to a new studio and need your help to lighten their load. Starting tonight they're gonna have a 5 day long sale that will include their uber popular Evel Fett figures for only $100 each, $10 t-shirts, and a bunch of other discounted things you're gonna beg your momma to buy you. And every purchase over $50 gets entered to win a special 1 off Evel Fett in Carbonite:
Check it out later tonight at http://retrooutlaw.com/.
I used to try and build models as a kid. Well, I tried once actually to put a Dodge Viper together and ended up glueing most of the small parts to my hands. In the end, the car kinda sagged in the middle, the tires didn't roll right, and the engine didn't have all of the necessary pieces you would need in real life to make it work. It was a hooptie. As I've gotten older I've kind of wanted to give it a try again and this would be exactly where I would want to start.
Look at this pile of loot from Dirty Donny. Not only do you get a sweet monster model kit from AMT in the package (signed on the box), but you get an air brushed tote bag, a record he compiled and released himself that has long sold out, and a ton of other goodies all for only $100. If you wanna get one of these you gotta act fast and email firstname.lastname@example.org to get one. And this is only for US residents, so make some American friends real quick if you live elsewhere.
Tuesday, November 12, 2013
This is my favorite colorway of the Bad Ass figure from Kronk and Pobber Toys. Maybe it's because I like the winter and this dude totally looks like an abominable snowman. Or maybe it's because it's the "Snowflake" edition and he looks like he is serving 25-life on a murder conviction. The name "Snowflake" will never have the innocence of a small puppy dog anymore.
This convict-looking monkey is limited to only 50 pieces and is an exclusive to everyone's favorite designer toy store in the Netherlands, Minty Fresh. He goes on sale tomorrow and you can check out the handy time zone listing for your part of the world in the picture up there. Ain't it nice when things are easy.
Ooooooooooh sparkly!!!! By now you've all seen Alex Pardee's tribute to one Jabba the Hut with his ever popular Bunnywith figure, but you have yet to see one so FABULOUS (imagine my voice rising a few octaves when I typed that). Rivet Gallery is the only place you can get this exclusive clear purple figure with little metal flakes strewn throughout. Doesn't he look like he just had the best time at the Lady Gaga show? These go on sale at noon today at Rivet's brick and mortar store and online at http://rivetart.com/.
Monday, November 11, 2013
Designer Con has come and gone but there's still exclusive stuff you can buy even if you weren't able to be there in person. DeKorner has some killer toys available on their website right now, like this yellow Bunnywith from Alex Pardee.
Or this yellow and purple reticulated dice set from Carson Caitlin.
How about an Evil Smurk from David Flores?
Or get a bunch of little dudes in this yellow OMFG series 3 set.
I've actually neglected to say anything of nonsensical value in this post. I must be getting sick.
I know Halloween just passed, but for any of you just starting your Christmas shopping (me) the horror continues well into December. I have some vague ideas of what I plan to get my wife, but so far I haven't acted on them yet. Usually I'm well ahead of the game and pretty much done by now, but this year I've slacked a bit. I'm trying to add more mental danger to the holidays, or something.
On November 12th Funko is releasing a new round of horror movie themed Pop! Vinyls. I am so addicted to these things it's not even funny. We went to Barnes and Noble the other day and I scored the classic Batman and Catwoman figures for only $8.95 each. They're great spur of the moment purchases to help you get that plastic fix. You know the one I'm talking about; where you're on the internet, browsing all the cool stuff you want but know you shouldn't spend your whole paycheck on.
Thursday, November 7, 2013
Normally, I'm an avoider of anything that might contain bad juju. Monkey paws, voodoo, Miley Cyrus albums; the list is pretty extensive. It's served me well as I have yet to be possessed by any evil entities, other than that time I ate at Golden Corral's buffet and it felt like were trying to escape me sideways. I don't care how affordable that food is, don't eat there unless you have a priest and a port-a-potty next to you at all times.
Bad Juju Brands is out to change how I feel about those two little words that invoke caution of supernatural proportions. Like everyone else in the world but me, they'll be at Designer Con this weekend with a ton of exclusive stuff that you're gonna want. Let me tell you about two of my favorites.
Numero Uno: The Orange Dripple resin figure from Sket One. You know resin is looking good when you wonder what it tastes like, cause that sucker looks like candy. Now I don't recommend you go around liking your toys because for one you'll look like a crazy person, and for two they might be toxic. But hey, who am I to stop you from having a good time? They made 100 of these little dudes strictly for admiring with your eyes and not your mouth.
Numero Dos: The Clear Blue Calaverita by The Beast Brothers. Anytime I see anything in clear blue from now until the end of my days all I will be able to think about is Breaking Bad. It's infected my blood. Don't try and smoke this skull though for the same reasons I already listed above. Only 30 of them were made so be quick about it if you want one.
Get these and more at booth #101.