Monday, July 15, 2019

Tiny Guardian Shi-Shi Sofubi Kickstarter from Bigshot Toyworks




    As of this writing, the latest creation from Bigshot Toyworks has far surpassed their Kickstarter goal and tons of these little cats will be making their way to homes around the world when it ends.  They don't need me to help them along, so instead of feeling completely useless I'd like to talk about the internet's plan to storm Area 51.  It started as people just wanting to force the government to show us the aliens they are sure are being housed there and (as most things on the internet tend to do) has degraded into some folks wanting to make sweet love to an extraterrestrial.  While I hope people don't actually get themselves killed bum rushing a secret government facility armed only with cases of Monster Energy Drink and their ability to do the Naruto run, I would love to see them actually go.  Can you imagine 300,000 people showing up and just having a good time in the desert while the military is forced to keep them at gun point?  They'd probably get one of those historic plaques along the side of the road detailing their exploits, and maybe the president would visit to lay a wreath every year for those that get too hype and have to be put down by a sniper after attempting to scale the fence.  We honor your future sacrifice.

      As bad as I would like to go to Area 51 and release the aliens I don't really do well in the heat and would just be a sweaty mess.  Instead I offer my moral support to those brave souls, no matter what their true motivation is for taking part.   Speaking of taking part in something, if you want to add an adorable sofubi kitten to you repertoire of toys, then you need to check out this link.  Tons of rewards abound at special prices and includes figures that can only be had as part of this campaign.  There's blind boxed teeny tiny ones and big ol resin versions  and of course the luxurious Japanese sofubi ones.  Start your week off right by filling your home with wittle bay bays.


Thursday, July 11, 2019

The First Release of The Hextraterrestrials from Martin Ontiveros x Toy Art Gallery





    There's nothing I could have used more than a pocket full of sorcerers this week.  I think I saw on Facebook that Mercury was in retrograde, which is supposed to make people extra crazy.  There may not be any science to it, but people most certainly seem to dial their nonsense level up to a thousand.  Whether it's been dealing with the public at work, or trying not to lose it on the beyond rude post office employee, my patience with my fellow man has certainly been tested.   Now if I had a bunch of mini sorcerers at my disposal I wouldn't hesitate to put an explosive diarrhea hex on anyone that is determined to make my life difficult.  I'm talking you ate some three day old Taco Bell digestive hurricane to make you think about what you've done.

  Sadly for me, I have yet to locate any real life micro wizard folk, but Martin Ontiveros keeps my hope alive with this set of Hextraterrestrials.  They're only an inch and a half tall and come in a set of six, so even if one isn't feeling your need for retribution, there's five more that may or may not have your back.  I'm betting it would be one of the skull guys. They look like they know how to have a good time.

   Toy Art Gallery produced this gang of magical misfits and they are available to join your collection right now by visiting www.toyartgallery.com.  Each set is $60 plus shipping.


Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Bunny Boy Soft Vinyl Figure from Blake Jones x DoomCo Designs




    I don't have and rabbits living in my cubicle-sized yard, but I do have a family of chipmunks that has made their home under my porch.  Each day they fill their cheeks with anything that falls from the bird feeder, bury some of their loot in the various flower pots we have, and drive my cats insane as they watch their antics from the kitchen window.  They also strip my blueberry plant of its bounty every year, so much so that even though I've had the plant for five years I've eaten a total of one blueberry from it.  If it was a neighbor kid doing it I would have shot them with a harpoon gun, but the chipmunks are really cute and I don't mind them having a good meal.  Plus, have you ever seen a chipmunk climb a bush to steal fruit?  It's downright precious!

     DoomCo Designs is knows for sculpting their creations using virtual reality and the same technique was applied to creating this Bunny Boy figure from Blake Jones.  Standing g at 3 inches tall, this little critter is available now in either glossy white or baby pink for only $15 each.  They are limited to 250 pieces for each color and can be had by visiting www.blakejones.co.



Tuesday, July 9, 2019

The Debut of Creepy Giant from Naoki Okamato and Planet X




     Sometimes, a man just needs a freakin huge weird toy with maggots and skin rips and assorted other horrors the get him through the day.  I flip flop in my interests between really cute stuff and stuff that would make you puke your liver out.  I'm all about diversifying my collecting portfolio and also having stuff that will confuse the hell out of any people that may enter my home.  You wanna use my bathroom?  Then you'll have to pass by the adjacent wall of Catholic iconography (mostly the Virgin Mary, she's dope).  And yeah, I may have a mummified fetal pig, but do I also have a picture of Lady Gaga in a dress made of Hello Kitty plush?  I think you know the answer.

   I don't know what on Earth happened to this guy, but I don't think a trip to the emergency room is gonna help.  This is the debut vinyl figure from artist Naoki Okamato and it is I-N-S-A-N-E.  I think this may be how twins happen, but I also think I just made that up.  This behemoth was produced by Planet X, stands a whopping 12 inches tall, and will make its debut at Wonderfestival later this month. This version will be released online after, so don't let you black little heart weep with despair from missing out.  Follow Planet X on Instagram by clicking here to keep up with the latest info.


Thursday, July 4, 2019

Bake-Zame Lottery from Wonder Goblin x Candie Bolton



     Ol' Wonder Goblin is a busy dude: he's making movies, he's painting toys, he's sculpting toys, he's shaping foreign policy.  I guess that's why he has the word "wonder" in his name, cause I wonder where he's getting all this time.  The obvious answer is that he has opened portals into other dimensions and wrangled all of his mirror selves up and put them to work.  Genius!

    Not only did Wonder Goblin paint a run of these new Bake-Zame figures from Candie Bolton, but he actually sculpted them for her.  This paint job just screams spooky ocean to me, which is fitting because the name of the figure actually translates to "ghost shark" in Japanese.  Wasn't Ghost Shark one of those SYFY movies?  If not it should be.  The last one of those I watched had professional wrestler Rob Van Dam as the main star and for some reason he never did his frog splash finishing move in the entire hour and a half of the film.  Why fight against the obvious, screen writers of America?

    This 9 inch tall figure features 4 points of articulation and can only be had by entering a lottery, which will begin accepting entries on Saturday, July 6th at noon est and close 24 hours later. The winners will be drawn live on the Wonder Goblin Instagram page at 1pm on Sunday and each figure will be $250 plus shipping for those of you that fate deems worthy.    You can enter by visiting https://www.wondergoblin.com.  


Wednesday, July 3, 2019

The Sage Hunter Resin Figure and T-Shirt from HH Toys and Sage Screenprinting



        The JC Penny in my area is closing and the one thing you can always guarantee that will be left to the very end of any going out of business sale are men's dress clothes.  I needed to update my wardrobe for work, so I went and bought a pile of shirts and pants.  My favorite dress shirts they had available were "slim fit", which when combined are two of the worst words in the English language for anyone weighing in at a beefcake-like 220 lbs.  This forced me to forgo my normal large sizes and upgrade to an extra large in order to not blow the back clear out of them whenever I raised my arms.  There is absolutely no moral to this story other than clothes shopping is dumb.

    I can't wear this shirt to work, but I can assure you I would wear it anywhere else.  Thanksgiving with the family, random church picnics, and court proceedings are just a few of the places that you'll want to show off this collab from HH Toys and Sage Screenprinting.  Artist extraordinaire Sam Heimer designed the tee and it comes with a companion resin figure that looks like he's full of bad ideas, as if any of you need help in that department.  

    You can get this combo pack (that is limited to only 50 sets) when they go on sale tomorrow, July 4th, at 5pm at https://www.sagescreenprinting.com.