Feb 10, 2014
Kozik x Kidrobot – Relatively Hip Bearded Happy Labbits (02.20)
Kidrobot will soon be unleashing to the new Relatively Hip Bearded Happy Labbits into the world. Designed by none other than Kozik, this release will feature a 14” ($20), plush, 7” plush ($10) and a 2” Hip Happy plush mini-series ($5). These will be available at Kidrobot Stores, KR Online and select retailers on Thursday, February 20th.
myplasticheart x Lou Pimentel – Wing Fang Clan Subscriptions
With one season completed, myplasticheart is now accepting new members for its Wing Fang Clan, a subscription service for collectors of the Junior sofubi from Lou Pimentel. For $150, members will receive three unpainted colorways (including the red one shown above), the opportunity to purchase additional unpainted editions during the membership period, a Wing Fang Clan exclusive s/n print, first dibs on all painted Junior colorways not including 3rd party exclusives during the membership period, and access to top-secret Junior info. The only way to purchase unpainted editions of Junior, the Wing Fang Clan is accepting new members until 2.20 – so if you can’t get enough of Lou’s lil’ devilish sofubi don’t wait too long. Check out all the details on the official Wing Fang Clan page and join by dropping an email to email@example.com.
Rather than lasting for a particular time period, the Wing Fang Club membership runs until mph has released six unpainted editions (counting the three included with the membership). This release-based approach is the collector-friendly approach to subscriptions as it makes clear the number of toys covered by the subscription without the unwanted surprises of a more traditional time-based subscription in which the number of toys covered may decrease due to unexpected production delays.
The Loyal Subjects x Toy Tokyo – Optimus Prime Art Show (2.15)
As part of their trip to NYC for Toy Fair, The Loyal Subjects will present an Optimus Prime Art Show at Toy Tokyo on Saturday (2.15). The exhibition will feature artist interpretations of Optimus Prime, which each artist customizing an 8” Optimus Prime DIY figure and an original piece of art (painting, illustration, sculpture, etc.).
The artist roster includes Axis, Aves, Steve Caballero, Jonathan Bergeron, Les Schettkoe, Freehand Profit, David Morgan, Mark Maher, Luis Garcia, Sean Carmine Isabella, William Paukert, Leonard Panzica, John Warden, Ramon Campos, Joshua Lamb, Pint, EVOL, EWOK, Fred Smith, James Haunt, Gregory Siff, Crash Phaze2, Nerviswrek and Jon-Paul Kaiser.
The event celebrates the 30th Anniversary of the Transformers and showcases brand-new Transformers product created by the Loyal Subjects. Se TLS will be releasing the new blister carded 3” Ultra Mangus figure (48 of 500 pcs available), Cyberton 2-pack set and the Rainmakers set(48 of each set will be available). Additionally, the brand will release an exclusive Zip-Up Shockwave Hoodie and Slag Tee with 24 pieces of each available at the event. As part of the celebration, several key Transformers artists and designers will be on hand including John Warden, Joshua Lamb and Mark Maher.
Optimus Prime Art Show
Saturday, February 15th 2014 (7-10 PM)
91 2nd Ave.
New York, NY 10003
Skinner – RINGU Deadbeet via UVD (2.11)
Skinner has created a custom micro-run (2 pieces) of Scott Tolleson’s Deadbeet. The gritty RINGU features a grayscale design which draws out the sculptural details of the figure. One of the customs will be availabl3e on Tuesday (2.11) at Noon EST from Urban Vinyl Daily for $160 (+ s/h). The other? It’s in Scott Tolleson’s personal collection.