Feb 24, 2017
Alex Pardee x Mighty Jaxx – Invisible Edition Backpack (2.25)
Alex Pardee’s Backpack returns! Having found the Hidden Stash of the Bogmen, mysterious magical coins, Back and Pack have become invisible. The Invisible Edition Backpack set features the inseparable duo cast in partially translucent resin for a neat ‘invisible’ effect. The Invisible edition drops on Saturday (2.25) at 7 AM PST from Mighty Jaxx for an as-yet unannounced price.
At this point, it’s not clear whether the toy will include the special coins or not. The descriptions of the toy have mentioned “with the Hidden Stash of the Bogmen” so it’s a possibility a coin is included.
Luke Chueh x Munky King – The Prisoner Oxycontin 20 mg Release (2.25)
About a month ago, the OG The Prisoner Vicodin edition dropped and promptly vanished. Tomorrow’s the day for the next dose. Munky King and Luke Chueh will release The Prisoner Oxycontin 20 mg (pink) edition at the new MK spot in LA on Saturday (2.25) from 5-9 PM. To along with the figure, MK will also be releasing matching Oxycontin art prints and two Josh Mayhem Target customs. More? You bet, music, raffle for prints and toys (no details yet), and a food truck to make buying dinner nice and easy (Grilled Cheese Truck ?) In case you’re wondering, it sounds like there will be an online drop as well – will update when we know more.
The Prisoner Oxycontin 20 mg Release
Saturday, February 25th (5-9 PM)
5702 W. Pico Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90019
Josh Mayhem x Luke Chueh Target Customs for The Prisoner Oxycontin Event (2.25)
Josh Mayhem has created two different visions of Luke Chueh’s for the The Prisoner Oxycontin 20 mg release event on Saturday (2.25) at the new Munky King HQ. Target – The Aftermath offers a look at the sad bear’s demise just after painting his own bullseye while Don’t Drop the Rainbow Acid (above) is an artful PSA for the dangers of Acid with just a touch of an SWP flashback. If you’re in or around LA, drop by and check it all out.
Amanda Visell x Michelle Valigura – Red Panda Mini + Pink Modern Poodle
Happy Friday! Amanda Visell and Michelle Valigura are leading us into the weekend with two fun drops. First up is the brand-new adorable Red Panda mini (2.75”, 25 pcs, $40 + s/h. In addition to the new mini, the duo is also letting loose with the Pink Modern Poodle (4.5”, 15pcs, $90 + s/h). The follow-up to the blue OG edition is cast in translucent pink resin with glitter for that added oomph. Both of these are available now from Switcheroo.
Feb 23, 2017
Buff Monster x Montana – Signed Artist Edition Power Pink Spray Cans (2.24)
So you might have heard that Buff Monster has collaborated with Montana on a sweet Artist Edition Black series release. The color? Power Pink, of course. The question is when? Friday! You can pick your very own signed Buff Monster Artist Edition Power Pink Montana Black Can—celebrating his early graff days as well as his current mural work—by heading on over to BuffMonster.com on Friday (2.24) at 7 AM PDT. You should also be able to pick up the unsigned cans at your local graffiti supply.
Kidrobot x Rotofugi -- Yummy World Pop-Up (3.3 – 4.2)
Rotofugi will host Kidrobot’s Make it Yummy, a Yummy World Pop-up, for the month of March (3.3 – 4.2) in their gallery space. The pop-up shop will feature the delectable Yummy World food toys, exclusive posters, a fun photo-op, a chance to win some YW prizes. So if you love food toys (you know who you are!) and are in or around Chicago, definitely drop by and check it out. After the Yummy World pop-up Rotofugi will host the Tokidoki Pop-Up (4.7 – 4.30).
Make It Yummy: Yummy World Popup
March 3rd – April 2nd 2017
2780 N Lincoln
Chicago, IL 60614
Planet 3 Toys -- Seirei Bōzu Drops from Lulubell on 2.25
Next up from Dave Dick’s Planet 3 Toys is the Seirei 精霊 (“spirit”) Bōzu sofubi which is cast in clear vinyl. Based on the above photo and P3’s IG video, the clear vinyl appears to be quite pure and rather shiny. Made in Japan by Grody Shogun, Seirei Bōzu (3.5”) will be released on Saturday (2.25) at 10 am from Lulubell Toys for $30 (+ s/h).
Feb 22, 2017
Marsham Toy Hour: Episode 49 – “Super Friends”
In this weeks episode of Marsham Toy Hour, Gary Ham, George Gaspar and Carlos East talk Kidrobot’s new Batman Dunny Line and answer some of your questions! There is a lot to learn from this podcast. They speak on Comic-Conventions, pins (again), biggest wins and fails and much more. So be sure to give it a listen!
Woot Bear Hosts: Feminamorphe II Group Show (02.25)
Woot Bear Gallery is happy to bring back and host another all female group show, titled Feminamorphe II. This show was curated by Candie Bolton and Tasha Zimich and will be taking place this Saturday, February 25th from 6-9PM. They’ve gathered 30 very talented female artists, who include: Andrea Kang, Caitlin Hackett, Camilla d’Errico, Candie Bolton, Crystel’s Cimeras, Diane McAmis, Eimi Takano, Fika Art, Gretchen Lewis, Hikari Bambi, Horrible Adorables, JP Neang, Kaori Hinata, KKAMoxo, Lana Crooks, 64Colors, Magen Mitchell, Mayuko Nakamura, MJ Hsu, Odd Fauna, Rato Kim, Remjie, Renee French, Rhodora Jacob, Sabrina Elliott, Sarah Graybill, Seriously Silly K, Tasha Zimich, Teres Chiba, Tina Lugo and Victoria Rose. You can expect a nice blend of both 3D and 2D artwork in many mediums! Good times will be had with many of these artists in attendance of the opening reception!
1512 Haight St.
San Francisco, CA 94117
Toy Geeks: Behind The Counter – “Boys With Toys”
This weeks episode of Behind The Counter with the Toy Geeks brings a special guest. One you may have HEARD of! This voice actress has done voices for Mrs. Brofolvski from South Park, Izzy from Digimon and many more. They are happy to welcome Mona Marshall to this weeks episode, where they talk about all the projects and voices she’s done, from cartoons, movies and of course toys!
Andy Kurovets – W.A.Y.N. (4.15.07)
Andy Kurovets has just unveiled his upcoming W.A.Y.N. resin art toy. The curious piece features a crouched Ninja playing with a paper boat. Intended as a reflection “…about life, about solitude and childhood”, the piece seems to also touch on issues of paths chosen and not chosen and perhaps about inner peace and external turmoil. The unexpected juxtaposition of a Ninja, typically a fearsome warrior, with the tranquility implied by the paper toy should catch eyes and start conversations. W.A.Y.N. (50 pcs, 3.94 “) will drop on April 15th 2017 for $65 (includes shipping) from the artist’s Castbreeder site.
Warner Bros. x Mighty Jaxx x Jason Freeny – XXRAY Looney Tunes Wave 2
Mighty Jaxx has just released their second wave of their XXRAY Looney Tune figures with Jason Freeny! This cartoon cast features the Tasmanian Devil, Marvin the Martin and Daffy Duck. These figures stand 4” tall and features the anatomical innards of these classic characters. These figures can be found HERE for $19.99 with a shipping date of Q3 of 2017! Now we’re just wondering who is next on their roster?!
Feb 18, 2017
Itokin Park, Mirock Toy and Kto Kto at Wonder Festival 2017 Winter (2.19)
Itokin Park, Mirock Toy and Kto Kto will be at Wonder Festival 2017 (2.19) at table 5-16-4. Itokin Park will offer three one-day-license releases based on popular Japanese Manga including Dororon Enma-Kun (wizard), Shīton Dōbutsuki Risu no Banā (squirrel + caterpillar), and Wanpaku Ouji no Orochi Taiji (prince and tiger). Mirock Toy will release a new painted edition of his Invader Type A Sebek figure featuring a Pharaoh-style design. Kto Kto will offer several of his sweet monster minis. Both Mirock and Kto Kto will start their releases at 1 PM – no word on the timing of Itokin’s releases
T9G and Shoko Nakazawa at Wonder Festival 2017 Winter (2.19)
Tomorrow’s the day (2.9)… Wonder Festival 2017 Winter at Makuhari Messe. While the show focuses on resin kits, we’ll be covering numerous sofubi artists including T9G and Shoko Nakazawa who will be releasing several of their personal releases at the Instinctoy booth (4-02-06). It looks like the drops will include a crystal clear Rangeas, Red+White marbled Byron and Rangerons, a new Monkey King and a blue+white Nekotaro. It also appears that T9G will have a small number (5?) special Coret figures. Sales will proceed by random draw to choose line-up order.
Feb 17, 2017
COARSE – Enjoy Your Stay Prism & Blackout (03.01)
COARSE Toys shares with everyone their most technically complex release to date. “Enjoy Your Stay” so happens to also be the final chapter of their Cold Way series, which features a Raccoon mounted on a Crab with an overturned bathtub as a shell. There will be two very different colorways to choose from, Prism (299 pieces) and Blackout (199 pieces). This stunning piece measures 11 x 14 x 12, which includes the Raccoon and Crab with a rope to help guide their home. The release will take place on Wednesday, March 1st at 7:59AM PST. Each figure will retail $295 each. Be sure to read the story of these two on COARSE’s Blog HERE.
Shiffa x Kidrobot – Jack 5” Dunny Available Now
The long awaited Jack 5” Dunny by Shiffa and Kidrobot is finally available! There are two colorways for this release, the first being the black and white edition that is limited to 300 pieces. The other, the Kidrobot Exclusive Sepia tone colorway, which is limited to 200 pieces. Both can be found available through Kidrobot’s webstore HERE for $50 a piece. Jack comes in a windowed box with cigar, dual pistols, hat and eye patch accessories! Grab yours before they are gone.
otto björnik – One-Off Custom Sale
Are you eager to get your hands on some one-off custom goodness from otto björnik? Well now you’ve got a chance! On Thursday, February 23rd, Otto will be releasing some custom Wandering Misfits and Scavengers. These feature a tad more color than we are used to from the Philippines based artist. Prices for these will range from $110-$130. You may also find yourself some other one-off customs and a few AP sets of his Shat Mat Chess Set AP’s. All of which you can find on his online shop next week HERE.
New Hanging Planter Collection from Michelle Valigura
Michelle Valigura has released a new collection of one-of-a-kind ceramic wall-hanging planters. Each features fun painted designs from animals to those inspired by ancient civilizations. These stylish pieces are available now from Switcheroo.
Huck Gee – Re:Blank
After some tasty teases, Huck Gee has revealed and launched a futuristic version of his Blank figure. Re:Blank stands 7” tall and features a completely new sculpt complete with groovy encounter suit featuring a super tech helmet loaded with aerials, sensors, goggles and more and rounded out with heavy-duty gloves and boots. Limited to 100 resin pieces, Re:Blank is available for $75 (+ s/h) now from HuckGee.com and will ship in 2-3 weeks. Have a blast!
Feb 15, 2017
Artpin Collection – Pins By Nathan Jurevicius & Martin Ontiveros
The Artpin Collection present to you 3 new enamel pins from 2 amazing artists! From the mind of Martin Ontiveros comes “Vampyramid”, which features Martin’s classic style on a 1.5” hard enamel pin. These are limited to only 125 pieces and can be found through Rotofugi HERE for $12. Also new to the Artpin Collection is another popular artist by the name of Nathan Jurevicius. His “Arianhrod” pins are available in two different colors and are limited to only 75 pieces and measure 1.25”. They can also be found through Rotofugi HERE at $12. Jazz up your tote bags and jean jackets with these rad pins!
Kosrobot – The Iron Goth Available Now
Kosrobot is super excited to finally show off his latest creation, the Iron Goth! These mighty protectors of Grangard are available now! Each figure stands 4” tall and comes packaged in a special canister. There are three versions to choose from, Original, Blood and Night. Each figure is made from both acrylic and resin are all hand casted and hand painted by Kosrobot. You can find them available HERE for $55 + $11 S&H each.
In a deep future or distant past...
A beautiful city of Grangard was one of the greatest cities on Midgard-Earth. Its majesty illuminated the galaxy with its light. Until Grey Koscheis came, destroying the city. And now the Iron Goth, protector of Grangard, will destroy them.
Kidrobot x Madballs – Now Available in Foam!
Not only did Kidrobot release Madballs in vinyl form, but they have just announced the new Foam versions, which definitely hits our nostalgic button! The new Foam Balls Series features 6 different Madballs to choose from, which include Dust Brian, Horn Head, Oculus Orbus, Screamin Meamie, Skull Face and Slobulus. These come packaged with header and a little net sack. You can find them all available HERE at $9.99 each! To really throw it back, check out their commercial above!
Mighty Jaxx – Socks The Dissected Cat
If you had fun with Jason Freeny’s dissected Gummy Bear and Balloon Dog, you will enjoy Mighty Jaxx’s latest release, Socks The Dissected Cat. This anatomically correct 8” cat features 28 separate pieces that require some assembly. This is the first of many realistic 4D figures Mighty Jaxx plans to release. I will be definitely picking up some black paint to turn ours into our precious kitttyyyyy. You can find it available HERE for $55 each.
Marsham Toy Hour – Episode 48 with James Groman
The latest episode of Marsham Toy Hour with Gary Ham and Chris Ryniak features a special guest, who may have dabbled in at least one of your childhood toys! Episode 48 features the man, the myth, the legend, James Groman. We learn about how he got started in the industry, as well a good amount of toys he has blessed with his talent. Some of those lines Include Madballs, Carebears, Godzilla and much much more! Check out the episode HERE.
Feb 14, 2017
Jermaine Rogers – “I Think I Am Losing My Mind” Regular Edition
Jermaine Rogers’ “I Think I Am Losing My Mind” figure was one that drew quite the crowd at Designer Con. If you were unfortunate to grab one of them, consider this your lucky day! Making their way to your favorite vinyl toy retailer will be the regular edition! These will be quite limited at only 500 pieces. Make sure to give your local retail store a ring to make sure they get this 10” bad boy in stock! They will also retail at an awesome price of $60 a piece!