Apr 28, 2014
Cacooca at Art Toy Culture Korea (5.1 – 5.4)
Cacooca will be exhibiting at Art Toy Culture Korea (5.1 – 5.5) in Seoul, which is apparently Korea’s first art toy fair. Known for his signature panda character toys handmade in resin, the artist will apparently be debuting not one but two vinyl editions including Panda Classic and Panda Riding a Hippo (red). While he’s expanding into vinyl, he’ll also be offering a deluxe hand-made resin, the Spare Tire Panda (Plata Silver). The 6” figure is limited to ten total pieces, 5 of which will be available at the show (~$259 USD) and 5 of which sold out online.
Emilio Garcia – Brain Grenade in Black
Emilio Garcia is following up his sold out debut green Brain Grenade resin with a new black edition. The new edition (65 euros or ~$90) is limited to 100 pieces and will be made available via lottery. If you’d like a chance to purchase the Black Brain Grenade, head over to the lottery page.
Kozik x Blackbook Toy – A Clockwork Dim (05.01)
Blackbook Toy is proud to finally announce the release of their latest collaborative figure with Kozik, A Clockwork Dim. There will be a pre-sale of this all Blackout edition at Art Toy Culture in Seoul, which will take place from May 1st through the 5th. Each figure stands 11.5” tall and this run is limited to only 30 pieces. Any remaining figures will be available online on May 16th at Midnight Japan Time HERE for $130 each.
Peter Kato – Matte Black, Pepto Pink Tint, and White Body Bedtime Bunnies (05.01)
Peter Kato has a new wave of Bedtime Bunnies coming your way! Releasing this Thursday, May 1st at Midnight, Peter will have three colorways to choose from, Matte Black (30 pieces), Pepto Pink (15 pieces), and White body with assorted pink or sky blue slippers (8 pieces). They will all be available in both medium sizes for $20 and small for $12. Make your way to his SHOP this Thursday!
TADO – Pandazoku Woodens for Sale & Pre-Orders
TADO’s Pandazoku are finally available in their online shop! They’ve got everyone you love from the Pandazoku series, such as Jerry, Piggle, Bruce, Skullboy, Herman, and Bao. Each of which come in different colorways, styles, and sizes! Prices range from £15.00 to £145.00 with some available now and others for pre-order. Start your collection today! Find these awesome wooden toys HERE.
Pobber x Kronk Bad Ass Mutant A at Thailand Toy Expo (5.1 – 5.4)
It looks like Pobber will release a new Bad Ass edition from Kronk for the upcoming Thailand Toy Expo (5.1 – 5.4). Going by the instagram teases, it’ll be Mutant A in an off white, blue + purple color scheme.
Buff Monster – Melty Mifits Kickstarter Stretch Goals
Buff Monster’s Kickstarter for the Melty Misfits Series 2 sticker trading card series is red hot, passing the initial $10k funding target in less than 24 hours! What’s next? Stretch goals. First up are Kickstarter exclusive foil editions of the 40 different character cards – 4 unlocked per $1k raised between $16k and $26K. These foil cards will be available to anyone who contributes $40 or more. If you haven’t already, check it out.
Mai Zi – JOURrNEY: Judy and Cody
We’ve been watching the development of Mai Zi’s standout urban vinyl JOURrNEY figures (Chinese social media). We’re happy to report that he’s recently launched an official project page, Jourrney.com, in anticipation of a release shortly. JOURrNEY follows the adventures of two road warriors – Judy and Cody, finding adventure and each other.
With their throwback urban vinyl aesthetic, Judy and Cody will likely appeal to collectors who enjoyed the first few waves of vinyl art toys from HK and Asia –- way, way back when. Mai Zi’s new 9” figure’s catch the eye with their exaggerated proportions and over-the-top fashion. Set against a shelf of current art toys, the JOURrNEY figures will immediately stand apart. In addition to the classic editions (350 pcs each), shown above (in a slightly early form), Mai Zi will also release special editions of each in a different mono paint scheme (150 pcs each). If you’re interested in these, be sure to follow Mai Zi on instagram sign up for the mailing list over at JOURrNEY