May 21, 2015

Michael Lau Inspired Spiki Custom by Nakanari

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Nakanari will be making his way to Jakarta Indonesia for his very own Spiki Custom Showcase on Saturday, September 19th. This show will include custom Spiki figures by Nakanari, which were all inspired by all of the artists he looks up to. One of them being the grandfather of designer toys, Michael Lau. The S.F.S.P.I.K.I. was inspired by the Gardener CC32 SFML S.F.M.L, which took a lot of work! The process consisted of sculpting, acrylic boxes by Dave Quiland, stickers by Nicolás Rodríguez and of course the correct texture and paint applications to pull this piece together. Stay tuned for more info on the Spiki Showcase!

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May 20, 2015

Amanda Louise Spayd & Chris Ryniak x Cardboard Spaceship – Thimblestump Hollow

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It was at San Diego Comic-Con 2014 where Cardboard Spaceship unveiled their latest toy venture with the Thimblestump Hollow series featuring the original designs by Amanda Louise Spayd and Chris Ryniak. The featured images above are totally brand new to us and not the same ones we saw at their booth (SEEN HERE) less than a year ago. SDCC isn’t too far away, so with the release of these teasers, could this mean a Comic-Con debut?

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Amanda Visell x Kidrobot – Ferals Minis

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So after a few teases, we now get a full reveal (minus chases/mysteries) of Amanda Visell’s upcoming Ferals (great name) mini-series due from Kidrobot in 2015. The series breaks new ground in a few ways.  It’s the first series of designed Munnyworld minis and it’s the first series that mixes Dunnys with another figure. Amanda’s designs look great – love the trio of baboons.  Great to see the What-did-I-Eat concept make a return as well.  Due for Fall 2015.  Available for pre-order now ($11.99/blind box) at myplasticheart and other retailers.

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Doubleparlour x Kidrobot – Sylvie

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As part of today’s Kidrobot News Frenzy, we get our first look at the Dunny Doubleparlour designed, an honor they earned by winning Breakthrough Artist at the 2013 Designer Toy Awards.   The 3” Sylvie looks great, a little frazzled and 100% adorable.  Due in Fall 2015.  Love the packaging as well featuring the DTA Toy Prince trophy.  Hmm, I wonder what Retroband’s Dunny will look like (!).

Sylvie is available for pre-order at myplasticheart and other retailers for $14.99.

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South Park x Kidrobot – Faces of Cartman

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If you love the potty-mouthed Cartman (and we know you do), Kidrobot has just the thing.  Cartman’s so BIG that he’s getting his own blindboxed mini-series.  The Faces of Cartman is scheduled for a Fall 2015 drop.  Pre-order it now from myplasticheart and other retailers for $11.99/blindbox.

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Jim Phillips x Kidrobot – Screaming Hand

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Wow, the Kidrobot News Day keeps on coming.  Here’s a pleasant surprise – Jim Phillips x KR.  Yep, Kidrobot will be releasing the iconic Screaming Hand which graced Santa Cruz Skateboards as a standalone vinyl (likely 9”) as well as a blind-box line of zipper pulls/keychains.  Right on. These are due In June.  The OG Screaming Hand vinyl is available for pre-order for $74.99 from myplasticheart and other retailers.  Pre-orders for the keychains will set you back $4.99 each from mph and others.

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Ron English x Kidrobot – Bart and Homer Grin

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Kidrobot’s expansive Fall 2015 Simpsons line continues with both Bart and Homer Grin from Ron English. The standalone 3” figures feature the lovable characters re-imagined with English’s signature ironic smile. These pieces and the previously mentioned Kenny Scharf Bart are nice to see and hopefully a sign of a new take on licensing.  Pre-order them now for $14.99 each from myplasticheart and other retailers.

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Kenny Scharf x Kidrobot -- Bart

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The epic news day continues with a new Kenny Scharf Bart figure from Kidrobot.  The new 6” figure features one of Scharf’s amorphous characters flowing from his mouth—perhaps a thought or emotion taking visual form. This is just one of a whole slate of new Simpsons toys from KR. Set for Fall 2015, this artful Bart is available for pre-order now for $59.99 from myplasticheart and other retailers.

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Sket One x Kidrobot – Sketracha 3” Dunny

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Oooh… Sketracha is making the jump to production with the newly revealed 3” Dunny.  It looks like there will be two editions – “new” and  “used”.  What’s curious is that design graphics clearly say 8” Custom Dunny.  Perhaps plans changed and the graphics didn’t, or there’s an 8” coming as well, or maybe it’s just a shout-out to its origins.  Due in Fall 2015, you can pre-order the Sketracha Dunny now for $14.99 from retailers including myplasticheart.

This unexpected surge of KR news comes as they have apparently moved to a pre-order model which has retailers including myplasticheart taking orders some six months in advance. Brave New World?

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May 19, 2015

Brandt Peters x Kidrobot – The 13 Dunny Series

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What’s this we see? A Dunny series from Kidrobot featuring the designs by the one, the only, Brandt Peters?! Well thanks to the myplasticheart facebook group, we’ve witnessed just that! Check out the all new “The 13” Series by Brandt, which has been teased VIA the “Behind the Vinyl” subforum on the Kidrobot message board a few times already. There is not much to say about this series besides the fact that it is amazing! “The 13” features 14 different designs, 13 of which are the creatures from the 13 floor mansion and the 14th design we think may be Lord Strange. More news on this release should be coming soon! Stay tuned!

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Huck Gee – The John Player Special OBP (5.21)

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After being teased for what seems like forever, Huck Gee is proud to announce the 24 Hour release of The John Player Special OBP figure, the next livery edition from his creative stable.  The new edition sports the striking black + gold design  made famous through the cigarette brand’s sponsorship of the Lotus F1 racing team. For the transition to the OBP, Huck has added 90% grey accents and hints of white + neon. 

The JPS OBP stands 10” tall, weighs in over 3 pounds, and features rotating ball turrets. The release will take place on Thursday, May 21st at NOON PDT for 24 Hours. They will be available HERE and will retail $475 (+ s/h). Expect the mechs to arrive 6-8 weeks after ordering.

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Gary Baseman – Happy Toby To You! Toby Plush Available Now

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For Toby’s 10th birthday Gary Baseman has released a new limited-edition  Happy Toby To You! 12” Toby Plush.  Limited to 100 signed and numbered pieces, the new Tobys are available exclusively from garybaseman.com for $300 (+s/h) each.  These are the first numbered plush Tobys since the original 15” versions back in 2005 which now command prices many times over original retail.   After checking, it turns out that unlike the 2005 edition, the new 12” edition does not have armature for posing Toby.

In addition to the new plush, Gary Baseman and Toby will celebrate the character’s 10th anniversary in style with the opening of the Happy Toby to You! exhibition opening on Thursday, May 21st 2015 at Times Square in  Hong Kong.  The new exhibition marks a tremendous year or so for Baseman in Asia which saw his touring ‘The Door is Always Open’ make stops  at MOCA Taipei (June 2014) and  at the Chi K11 Art Space in Shanghai(December 2014).  He also created an art installation at CentralWorld in Bangkok (July 2014) as part of the festivities for the opening of the new Groove entertainment section at the world’s sixth largest mall.

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