Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Super7 Exclusives for NYCC


    How do you make a triumphant return to New York Comic Con after a few year's absence?  You could forget to wear pants, have your picture on every website around the world,and get more press than you could ever buy.  Or if you're Super7 you just load up a semi trailer's worth of exclusives that everyone is drooling to own.  Indecent exposure just seems like easier work is all I'm saying.  Peruse their wares and prepare to set your credit score on fire at booth #174:

Monday, October 5, 2015

Tenacious Toys Exclusives for New York Comic Con

    Just so we're clear, these are not nearly all of the exclusives Tenacious Toys will have at New York Comic Con.  They've got so many that I've gotta take it slow or I'll get overwhelmed and not be able to function.  So let's examine a few of my favorites.  

     I don't get all the hatred towards the Ewoks.  In fact, I didn't realize that people didn't like them until that whole Jar Jar Binks fiasco in which people were forced to remember all the reasons George Lucas pissed them off.  Let me tell you, if I just destroyed the reign of the Galactic Empire with a bunch of delinquents I would expect teddy bears to sing (literally) my praises too.  Lay off the poor Ewoks, people!  UME Toys loves the Ewoks so much that he has decided to preserve his popular Geekwok figure in carbonite forever.  And it's a special Tenacious blue carbonite, which makes it even better.  Only 10 of these exist and they will be $55 each.  

    Can you call a woman something worse than a hag?  I mean, I know there are words that I won't mention here that society has deemed far more scandalous, but hag just sounds so harsh.  Literally, go ahead and say it, and put some anger in your voice when you do.  That's a word you save for special occasions, like if someone kicks your puppy or something.  Rampage Toys and Skullheadbutt have definitely captured the ideas that word conjures in this figure.  Not that I haven't kissed worse looking girls, because I was after all a teenage boy once, but this chick looks like she's doomed to a life spent alone in the woods whose only visited by stupid kids that were dared to knock on her door.  We all know how The Blair Witch ends so you better leave her alone!  Limited to 5 figures at $150 each.  

    Has the economy ever really recovered or have we just gotten used to being poor for so long that we accept this as the new normal?  Well I for one haven't and that's why I'm so cheap.  I buy the store brand bread, and the bo bo cereal that comes in a bag, because I try to save my cash for stuff I really want.  But I also want to get value in the stuff I want, and that's why this pack of figures from the Sucklord is exactly what this world needs now.  You get 10 mini figures for only $20.  Ten figures!!!!!!  That's enough to stage your own epic pretend wrestling pay per view.  They're limited to 40 sets, so I'm expecting 40 Youtube videos of these guys wrestling each other or I'll be sorely disappointed.  

    If this picture is any indication, that new Star Wars movie is gonna take a really disturbing turn.  Evidently hard times have fallen upon one of our favorite droids, and he has been forced to earn his space credits the only way he knows how.  I'm probably gonna have nightmares about this.  Forces of Dorkness is the demented mind behind this figure, which would have scarred my childhood had many other things not already beaten it to the punch.  This freaky robot is limited to 20 pieces at $50 each.

   Check out all this and much, much, much, more at both #208 starting Thursday.  

Kidrobot's Pop Up Shop for New York Comic Con

    Last year Kidrobot was nowhere to be seen at New York Comic Con and I missed them.  I missed them so much that I sat where their booth had previously been and quietly mourned their absence.  This seemed to be awkward to the other people who were set up trying to hawk their wares, and security wasn't really the most understanding group of individuals I've met, especially as they were dragging me out from under the table with what my lawyer said was not actually an excessive amount of force.  The good news is I fired that idiot and Kidrobot is back with not just a booth, but a pop up shop, which sounds way more better.  

    What is sure to be the hit of the show and a guaranteed sell out are these Infected Dunnys from Scott Wilkowski.  Available in either grey or purple (50 of each color) these suckers are gonna be $60  a piece.  

    Of course that is just one of a plethora of offerings that will be available to con goers.  You'll also be able to buy tons of toys before they're released anywhere else.  Things like J*Ryu's 8 and 20 inch Dunnys, or Amanda Vissel's Ferals mini series.  

   They'll also have the new Simpson's figures from Ron English and my personal favorite, doubleparlour's debut 3 inch Dunny, which is a must have for me:

    What other surprises will they have in store?  You'll just have to wait and see when everything begins later this week.  You can find their pop-up shop as part of Clutter Magazine's booth #603

Friday, October 2, 2015

Bigshot Toyworks Exclusive Hellfire Lil Maddie for NYCC

    You wanna know what's weird?  Seeing cows on the side of a mountain.  Check this picture out:

    And these weren't even the most precariously positioned cows we saw, these were just the ones I was able to get a picture of.  There were some elsewhere that were literally chilling on the side of a cliff, eating grass and going about their business like there was nothing weird happening.  I always thought of cows as kinda fat and clumsy, but apparently they are sure-footed extreme sports enthusiasts.  There would always be one in the group that had something to prove and would have like half his butt hanging over the edge like it was no big deal.  I pulled the car over and tried to reason with them but they didn't find my argument compelling enough to come down and be normal field cows like everyone else.  It just made me nervous seeing them graze so high above the road.  

   We saw a lot of deer out west too, which isn't that big of a deal because everyone has deer, until you realize that these deer aren't scared of anything and you could reach your hand right out of the car and slap one if you wanted to.  Not that you would, cause that would make you a sicko, but I was impressed cause New Jersey deer act like you're the police and they're carrying unregistered handguns.  

    Our other animal sightings included big horn sheep, qual, magpies, and a city mouse at the Philadelphia airport.  Oh, and we saw a ton of ponies.  I bet you thought I'd never relate this story back to the toy, but that makes you a non believer and I should shun you.  But I won't cause I'm totally into this abusive relationship we have.  

    Bigshot Toyworks is coming to New York Comic Con and they're bringing this super sick Hellfire Lil Maddie with them!!!! A mere $30 will get you one of these clear red beauties from their booth #208, which is part of the Tenacious Toys collective (which is like a Burning Man camp for toy lovers but without the rich fake hippies or sand in your bikini zone).  

Thursday, October 1, 2015

The Skullhead Blank from Huck Gee Releases Tomorrow!!!!

    Huck Gee has been squirrels away in his secret laboratory for some time perfecting his very first blank resin figure and the time has finally come when you can own one.  Now the only question is will you be able to resist the need to paint it, or is the urge just too strong and you're gonna customize the living hell out of it?  Self control is hard work.

     These dudes stand 7 inches tall, are handmade in the good ol U S of A, and come signed by the man himself for $75 each.  I guess if they're signed that makes the decision to not customize them a little easier.  But who cares, cause they look really cool just the way they are.  Snag yourself one tomorrow, October 2, at noon pacific time from www.huckgee.com.

Bewitching 5 Opens at Stranger Factory Tomorrow

    I love Halloween.  Not that I actively participate in it per se, but I love it because I don't have to decorate.  The inside of my house already looks like Charles Manson got a sweet foreclosure deal on Pee Wee's Playhouse, so I'm prepared all year long.  I even have a black cat, so my Halloween game is strong.  The outside of my house doesn't ever change, but I figure that's scarier than any fake cobwebs or skeletons you could put outside.  When the weirdos don't advertise it really makes you wonder what's going on inside.  I never understood why Anton LaVey had painted his house black.  If I was him I would have really freaked people out by planting sunflowers and having some plastic squirrels in a mock chase scene running up the facade.  Then when one of the neighbors comes over to borrow the lawn mower they really aren't expecting the craziness you have going on.  Those are precious moments you only get one shot at and I relish them.

    Every once in a while I get reeeeeeeal jealous about an art show I am unable to attend and it is guaranteed every year that Bewitching at Stranger Factory will be one of them.  This is the fifth installment of the ever-popular Halloween group show and it will feature amazing work from these artists:
            Paul Kaiju, Travis Lampe, Amanda Louise Spayd, Chris Ryniak, Kathie Olivas, Brandt Peters, Scott Radke, Jay Hallopeter, Andrew Bell, Kelly Tunstall, Alison Bamcat, Kirsitna Drake, Donald Ross/Scribe, Alisa Ross/40 Threads, Brandon Styles, Jen Musatto, TADO, Max Lehman, Matt Duncan/Creeptoons, Stefani Rabideaux/Fika Art, Daniel Talone, Richard Page/UMETOYS, Desiree Chung, Keely Richman, Splurrt, Joe Scarano, Robert Hoggard, Stan Manoukian, Josh Stebbins, Kelly Denato, Tim Lee, Peter Hague, Karl Deuble, Valeri Blossom and many more!

    The opening reception is tomorrow, October 2, from 6-9 pm and you're gonna wanna bring plenty of cash to get your home ready for the season with some killer original art.  

Epic Cthulhu Beer Steins and Mugs from Skinner x M├╝nkstein

    I swear you better not invite me over to your house to watch WWE Network and try to serve me purple drank in some stank old glass you got with your kids meal back in the day.  Unless it's a Star Wars one that I don't have, cause then I will totally make that sucker disappear in my shirt sleeve and make a hasty exit after a sudden bout of food poisoning.  I require my beverages to be served in vessels worthy of the feudal lord I am destined to become.  Just when all hope seems to be lost I discover these gems.

    You may know Skinner as the modern renaissance man responsible for twisted plastic monsters, horrifying works of art, and even short films to accompany musical performances, but now you can add designer of epic drink wear to his list of accomplishments with these beer mugs from M├╝nkstein.

    Good lord almighty how would you drink out of anything else ever again?  From what I hear Odin himself just threw out all the mead mugs in Valhalla and replaced them with these.  It must be true if I read it on the Internet, so why would you not jump at the chance to sip your Kool Aid from the same objects that worthy dead Vikings do?  Here's the info you need:  the steins will only be available for three months, while the lidless mugs will be available for the foreseeable future.  You can chose from either the full color design or the dynamic wash, or get one of each for when you have company.  All the details you need to up your juice game are located at www.munkstein.com.