Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Cris Rose Lunar Sprogs "Choose Your Own Ratio"

    If you're into designer toys at all then you know all about the ratio of certain figures in a set.  Everyone wants the rarest figure they can possibly get, like maybe one of only 5 in existence.  It's why Dunny prices are so ridiculously high on eBay.  They less they make of something, the more desirable it is cause then someone else can't have it and you can be a jerk to them about it.  Well, I'd like to introduce you to the first time I've ever seen any toy maker offer you the ability to dictate how rare or prevalent a figure is.

    Cris Rose is taking 20 orders for the figures you see above there.  Each person that orders gets to choose which figure he wants and that's the one that Mr. Rose will make.  So let's say all 20 folks want the guy on the upper left.  That means the other figures will never be produced in this color.  Or if only one person wants the one on the bottom right, then he's gonna have the only one in the world.  Yes, I know math is painful, and it made my head hurt a bit to, but it's a neat concept.  They go one sale today only at http://crisrose.bigcartel.com/.

Monday, November 12, 2012

Joe Ledbetter x The Loyal Subjects Chaos Bunny #2

    Well this was unexpected.  Having just released a Lava Edition at Designer Con, Joe Ledbetter and The Loyal Subjects turn around and drop another one of these beasts right in our toy-loving laps.  Wednesday at noon Pacific Time you could get your filthy mitts on one of theses 10 inch tall Mr. Bunny vinyl figures.  Only 500 were produced and they will be selling for $125 each, which is not a bad price at all considering the size.  And they will ship before Christmas so your gift for me will arrive in time.  Just sayin.  

Jack the Ripper Premium Format Figure from Sideshow Collectibles

    This would have been a bit more timely if I could have posted it up in time for Halloween, but what can you do?   But it could be fitting for Thanksgiving I think, carving the turkey/carving the prostitutes, same thing. 

    As no one knows what Jack the Ripper actually looks like, this rendition could be as accurate as any of the man famous for giving impromptu anatomy lessons on the streets of London's White Chapel district.  And this figure is as detailed and graphic as his crimes.  It stands 25 inches tall and is made from a host of materials including polystone and leather.  Inviting this maniac into your home won't cost you your life, but it will set your bank account back $399.  But don't worry, cause Sideshow Collectibles has payment plans that don't involve any or your internal organs as collateral.   

H.U.S.T.L.E. Artist Series Figures

     This could possibly be the smallest artist series of toys ever.  Our friends Brutherford Industries and Peter Kato are among the talented toy makers who will be lending their styles to these H.U.S.T.L.E. figures.  These little wrestling dudes will come blind packaged and there will be a butt ton of different figures to collect and some that even change color.  These will be available starting next month in preview editions while the main set will release in January.  You can get em by going to the Man-E-Toys webstore.  

Friday, November 9, 2012

Custom Toy of the Week: FrankenFactory

    You know something is awesome when you can see a picture of it that isn't even in color and you know you want it anyway.  These are WolfGirls from FrankenFactory (or Shea Brittain, but she may have warrants so I'm not trying to get her busted or anything).  All 12 of these original creations will be on display at Stranger Factory during their Subterrane group art show from November 9th - December 3rd.  You know, Christmas is coming so if you want to buy me a present for keeping you well informed and entertained this would be a great place to start.  

The Killing Joke Artfx Statue from Kotobukiya

    Every great villain has a great origin story and The Killing Joke served as the essential background material for one of the most famous bad guys of all time, the Joker.  I always found the cover art to be rather disturbing for some reason, and the folks at Kotobukiya have captured it brilliantly in this statue.  It stands over 11 inches tall and features a working LED spotlight and camera shutter sound (just for added creepiness).   It won't be available until May and will retail for $129.99.  Can I get one without the gross little baby guy?  

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Rsin x Outsmart Originals: New Tee Available Now

    Sure this is a website devoted to toys, but we can branch out a tab bit can't we? And we all need to wear shirts, so why not get some cool shirts actually designed by well known toy artists? Brilliant!

    Outsmart Originals and Rsin have come together to create this new tee and if you want one you gotta get it now cause the window for ordering is slowly closing. You only have until November 12th to get one of these limited shirts so go to http://www.outsmartoriginals.com/ right now and your wardrobe could more closely resemble your toy collection.