Jun 30, 2016

Andrew Bell – Area 51 Karoshi-San for SDCC


The conspiracy theories are right. Only, turns out the little green men don’t want to take over the world, but rather earn a buck for their UFO payments.  After the debut black edition and the regular color edition, what could be next for Andrew Bell’s worked-to-death salary man ?  Aliens (in Android green no less).  That’s right, one year after the debut of the black Karoshi-San at last year’s SDCC comes the Area 51 Karoshi-San with silver hat (tin foil?) and a snazzy attache case emblazoned with ‘A51’—safekeeping for the included serial number document.  You’ll be able pick up Mr. Green from the Dead Zebra booth (#1335) for $65.

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Toy Art Gallery x Ron English --Poultry Rex Debuts in Pink (7.1)


Whatever you do, don’t call it a chicken.  Poultry Rex from Ron English and Toy Art Gallery will make its terrifying debut on Friday (7.1) at Noon PDT from the TAG Web Shop for $85.  While Poultry Rex might certainly be a comment on an alternate evolution, it’s also plausible to see the beast as the master of Popaganda’s commentary on food production methods.  At any rate, PRex looks pretty rad in hot pink—an ironic but sweet color choice.


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Fools Paradise – Keikojoker at Coin Rides Game #4 Pre-order

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Fools Paradise has just opened up pre-order for the latest in their Coin Rides Game Series(#4)—Keikojoker.  This frenzied trip featuring a vandalized Batmobile is the brand’s first non-Star Wars based coin ride figure.  Beyond simply a new theme, Keikojoker goes beyond the previous “rides” with a heavy dose of atmosphere from the graffiti she’s painted on the Batmobile and the coin box to her numerous tattoos  and finally let’s not forget the blue+fuschia ducks.  As with all the Rides figures, this one features side-to-side articulation via the ride struts.

Limited to 380 sets, Keikojoker at Coin Rides Game #4 is available for pre-order through 7.13.16 for $269 (+ 30 for global shipping) directly from Fools Paradise. These will ship in Q3 2016. If you’re looking for a wild ride, you’ve found it.


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Super7 at SDCC: MOTU, Aliens, The Worst and more

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Super7 has plenty in store for collectors at SDCC (7.20 – 7.24).  While they are unveiling their plans and releases gradually, this year will bring even more Masters of the Universe goodness with the return of Skeletor’s Lair: The Curse of the Three Terrors  at the S7 San Diego Store beginning on Wednesday (7.20) at 9 PM to Midnight. Hit the jump for the official, super snazzy video teaser.

Releases?  So far, they’ve announced the M.O.T.U.S.C.L.E. Multi-Color Trash Can Assortment ($20)featuring 12 Series 1 figures in assorted colors, oh and did we mention a spiffy Skeletor lid?  From the teaser fliers, expect more S7 x Aliens action and a  collaboration with ‘The Worst’—wait, what’s that?.  Keep an eye out for more updates about S7’s releases from Skeletor’s Lair and their SDCC booth [#4945].



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Coarse – False Friends Reignited (7.1)

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Coarse will release False Friends – Reignited—a glow in the dark edition (345 pcs) of the popular Paw! and Noop pairing—on Friday, July 1st at 8:59 AM PDT for HKD2980 (~ US$384) over at CoarseHKG.  Note that the monochrome edition unexpectedly sold out during the Coarse Friends and Family pre-sale and will not be available on the 1st.

This 2016 Anniversary edition celebrates the first appearance of False Friends  (2008 at Rotofugi) and first Ignited (GID) figures at SDCC 2013 (Souls Gone Mad).  False Friends – Reignited reunites 12.5” Paw! with a 13” Noop. The set includes a removable plush Paw! suit, a symbol of Noop’s efforts to find common ground with his unlikely “friend”.  In the spirit of remembering beginnings, the first False Friends vinyls (‘Life of Lies’)  were released back in January of  2010.


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Jun 29, 2016

myplasticheart – Zipper Rabbits by Eloise Kim

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Eloise Kim’s curiously welcoming Zipper Rabbit “The Forest” resin figures (3”) debuted at Art Toy Culture in Seoul back in May.  Unless, you were at the show, it’s been hard to add these little guys to your collection. Thankfully myplasticheart has the 1st international release featuring a trio of Zipper Rabbits: Original, Black Eyes and Pink Eyes.  They are available from mph’s web shop for $59.99 (+ s/h).

“It is a scary looking monster toy, who often faces discrimination from other rabbits. Through Zipper Rabbit, I intend to discuss about the misunderstanding and prejudice that comes from the outer appearance, and the true inner self.”


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Vinyl Pulse Webcam Interview Series #2: 2Petalrose

The adventure continues!  We’re happy to announce that the second episode of the Vinyl Pulse Webcam Interview Series featuring UK artist 2Petalrose is available for your viewing pleasure-–both above and over at our Youtube channel: youtube.com/vinylpulse.  We talked to 2Petalrose from his London studio about the evolution of his toys from Kombat Kings to his more recent samurai figures including Maiko and Hondo, the first of his Shogun Rebels line.  As a fun bit, there’s a preview (of sorts) of an upcoming figure release. So, if you can, give it a watch. Next up? Brent Nolasco, recorded at the NYC art toy epicenter, myplasticheart

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Brent Nolasco – Beast “Shadows” Edition Available Now

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Brent Nolasco has unleashed the Beast.  Truth be told, it sounds as if this Beast is more inquisitive than aggressive.  Shadows, the first painted edition—an overall gray + black  theme with a burst of color on the face and the downward turned horns—was hand-painted by the artist with an intricate 18-step process.  The 8” resin rotocast figure is available now for $135 (+ s/h) from Brent’s web shop.

"Beast" wanders the landscape in search of new horizons and plateaus. His main mission is to enlighten and to receive knowledge from life experiences. His eternal nomadic lifestyle brings him happiness and peace.


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DKE - Second Batch of SDCC Announcements

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Here’s a look at the second batch of DKE’s SDCC Exclusive announcements featuring five new bootleg action figures headlined by new takes on old standbys—Bart and Star Wars (‘To Infinity and Beyond’, err …)—followed by a pleasantly surprising curveball: a Watcher in the Woods piece. 

Let’s start with Mr. Simpson. There’s Bart’s turn as Black Ninja by Manny X Romero (20 pcs, $60) as well as One Dollar Dude - North Korean Youth Version by Agent Wednesday (15 pcs, $55).  For everyone’s favorite bootleg subject, there’s Bossk Lives by Credenda Studios (20 pieces, $65) and  Star Weird: Boba (cas) Sette by Topztoy (35 pieces, $40). Finally, we have Watcher in the Woods by Dollar $lice Bootlegs (20 pieces, $55).

You’ll find all of these and more at the DKE booth [#5045].



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Jun 28, 2016

Kidrobot – Dunny Rorschach Tee


It seems that Kidrobot is looking to once again offer lifestyle items in addition to their various toy lines.  As part of what is so-far a slow trickle, the ‘bot has released the clever, design-forward Rorschach Dunny Tee in both Men’s and Women’s styles for $24.99 each.  While we’re not sure staring deeply into the design will reveal the inner workings of your psyche, we’re pretty sure you’ll see *lots* of Dunnys.  With the recent Dunny skate deck and now this tee, maybe a new cap is next ?

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Toy Art Gallery x Splurrt – Silver Back Broken Bones (6.29)


If you’ve been waiting for a painted version of Splurrt’s Broken Bones figure, wait no more.  Toy Art Gallery will release the Silver Back Broken Bones featuring clear with glitter vinyl and minimal silver, black, and red sprays for just the right chilling vibe.  Silver Back drops on Wednesday (6.29) at Noon PDT from the TAG Web Shop for $80 (+ s/h).   Crafted in Japan, the figure stands 5” tall and features 3 points of articulation.

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Reactor-88’s Custom Corner -- FlipADoodle


Welcome to the June 2016 edition of Reactor-88's Custom Corner. This month we’re featuring FlipADoodle.

What’s your name?

My name is Ryan Guzman but in the Toy/Art world I go by FlipADoodle.

Where are you located?

Florida- Tampa to be exact. I was born in Orlando, but bounced back and forth from Florida to Washington State. I just moved back to Florida in June.

Day job or full-time artist?

I currently have a full-time job at an air compressor company, so all my nights are pretty much spent painting, customizing toys and hanging out with my wife and kids.


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