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Aug 31, 2017

Ron English – Popaganda Exclusive Sugar Diabetic Bear (9.1)

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Ron English will release a Popaganda Exclusive Sugar Diabetic Bear vinyl (100 signed pcs) on Friday (9.1) at 8 AM PDT from the Popaganda web shop.  Instead of the traditional brown bear and blue sweater, the exclusive flips things with an acid/poison twist featuring a purple bear rocking a green sweater. 

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Coarse – Omen Help! Pre-Orders Start on 9.1

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Coarse will offer it’s Omen Help! DIY figures in both 3” and 7” sizes via select retailers starting on Friday (9.1) at 8:59 AM PDT.  These first popped up at the 2017 Thailand Toy Expo in May and now will be available worldwide.  There are four face variants for both sizes – Stare (eyes closed), Smile (blank face with beak), Scowl (completely blank face) and Squint (eyes open).  While they share face designs, the 3” figures feature white bodies while the 7” have gray bodies.

These will be available from myplasticheart, Rotofugi, Toy Qube, Toy Art Gallery and more.  We expect pricing to vary a bit from shop to shop given each store’s cost to receive the figures but expect to pay in the $80-$90 for the 7” and $16-$20 for the 3”.  It might pay to shop around on this drop.

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Michael Skattum x Gums Productions - Serpentoid Release (09.01)

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Michael Skattum will FINALLY be releasing his newest sculpt Serpentoid to the masses! This figure was produced by Gums Productions and was sculpted by Khem Pavee. The first release features a swamp green vinyl and has 2 points of articulation in the arms. Serpentoid stands 8" tall and 5" from snout to tail. The drop will take place on Friday, September 1st at 8 AM PDT over at the artist’s web shop. Each figure will retail $65 and will ship from Hong Kong.

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Buff Monster – Watermelon Sunset Mister Melty Resin (9.1)

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Buff Monster is back with two new 5” Mister Melty resins celebrating the last days of Summer—and hopefully the last of this LA heat.  The Watermelon Sunset features green ice cream with an orangey cone, plenty of splatter action and a glossy clear coat.  If minimalist is more your speed, there’s also the unpainted Milky Mint with a matte finish.  These new rotocast resin Mister Meltys are  produced from a new and improved mold.

This late summer Mister Melty crop harvests this Friday (9.1) at 7 AM PDT from Stay Melty with Watermelon Sunset available for $60 (+ s/h) and Milky Mint going for $40 (+ s/h).

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Sad Salesman - Pink Edition Wizard Coming Soon ?

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What's this? Looks like Eric Althin aka Sad Salesman will soon be releasing a new Wizard figure into the world—apparently in sofubi! This new colorway features a clear pink vinyl torso and dark pink legs and boots with detailed face. There is no word as to when or how much, but stay tuned with us and follow @Sad_Sales for more details!

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KAWS x MOMA x Medicom - KAWS BFF Open Edition

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Originally released as a plush toy, KAWS' BFF figure makes it to vinyl! Produced by Medicom and what will seem to be released through MOMA, the long hoped for BFF figure will be available in two colorways, Blue and Black. This will also be a part of the open edition, which is great news for all collectors as this will be a tad bit easier to get a hold of.... eventually. Nonetheless, we are happy to see more KAWS toys being produced, especially in vinyl and of new sculpts! Stay tuned for updates as we receive them!

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Doktor A Has Released his Talking Board APs

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You best make your way to Doktor A.'s website quick, as he just made available his Artist Proof Talking Board 5" Dunnys that was released through Kidrobot not too long ago! They are available in both Red (£50.00) and Green GID Editions (£65.00) and are limited to 12 pieces each that are signed and numbered. The AP's also come with a mini-print of the illustration from the box. You can find them available now HERE while supplies last!

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Aug 30, 2017

Fossil Pods Debut from James Groman and Toy Art Gallery (9.1)

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James Groman has teamed up once again with Toy Art Gallery on a new gacha style series.  Where B.C. Blasters mixed beast and military machines, Fossil Pods brings us the ultimate prehistoric mash up – Dinos and Insects.  First up is  an unpainted yellow set featuring all five figures—Tyrannonmantis, Mosquitodactyl, Tricerabeetle, Brontopillar and Saurpian.  Be the first to add these new Groman beasts to your collection when they drop on Friday (9.1) at 12 PM PDT for $60 (+ s/h) via the TAG Web Shop.

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Amanda Visell – The Return of the Axephunt!

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Have axe and will travel… The tree chopping ‘phunt originally seen as a wood original is back in a new hand-painted resin version from Amanda Visell and Michelle Valigura.  The 7” wide figure features a sly expression, a very nice dry-brushed paint job, and attached axe and skull.  Limited to 25 pieces, Axephunt is available for $145 (+ s/h).

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Aug 29, 2017

Whatshisname x Mighty Jaxx – STGCC Exclusive POPek in White

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With the Singapore Toy, Game and Comic Convention right around the corner (9.9 – 9.10), Mighty Jaxx has announced an STGCC Exclusive  all-white edition of Whatshisname’s in-demand POPek balloon dog going #2 figure.  Classic… poop!

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Toy Geeks Behind The Counter Ep 33: So Many Jack Jacks

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Toy Geeks Behind the Counter Episode 33 is out and ready for streaming.  As you can see, I’m back on the show, this time as a guest.  There’s lots of good stuff including our thoughts on Huck Gee’s recent departure from art toys, Banksy’s Flower Bomber statue from Medicom’s Sync brand, Doktor A’s  5” Talking Board Dunny from Kidrobot and more.   Check it out below or on Youtube.

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Aug 28, 2017

Marsham Toy Hour – S2 E18 & E19 with Gary Rozanski and Macy McKenny

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We’ve got three hours of solid podcast content coming from your way from Marsham Toy Hour! Last weeks guest is coming all the way from the U.K. and is representing the crew of the The Toy Chronicle, Gary Rozanski. They really get into the world of toy blogging and content creating when it comes to getting toy news out. They also bringing up all the different bearded artist and the need for more bearded toys.

 

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This weeks episode brings you another special guest by the name of Macy McKenny, who is a full-time polymer self taught sculptor and designer. She quite her regular day job to pursue sculpting, as her Instagram blew up with the help of Buzzfeed. Be sure to give both of these great episodes a listen!

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Aug 26, 2017

Jason Freeny x Mighty Jaxx – Marvin the Martian and Tweety XXRAY Plus

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Jason Freeny and Mighty Jaxx have revisited two sold out Warner Brothers’ XXRAY figures—Tweety and Marvin the Martian—with new larger 8” XXRAY Plus editions.  Both are available for pre-order now exclusively from Mighty Jaxx for $80 (+ s/h) and are slated to ship in Q4 2017. 

While the new Tweety appears to feature a larger version of the OG XXRAY figure’s sculpt, the XXRAY Plus Marvin the Martian features an all-new dynamic sculpt.  Where the 4” figure had a straight-on angry pose with Marvin’s arms at his side, the new 8” features 3/4 style stealthy pose with our favorite Martian wielding his blaster. Interestingly, this one features a partial cut-away of the right forearm in addition to the customary anatomic cross-section.  Great stuff. I think it’s an improvement over the smaller, OG sculpt.  

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Nathan Jurevicius x Toy Art Gallery – Technicolor Owl Clam Lottery (8.25-8.28)

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Owl Clam from Nathan Jurevicius and Toy Art Gallery  is back and in glorious Technicolor. This new edition features  a vivid color spectrum flowing from green to indigo. We believe this  is the first painted edition of the hybrid creature. Based on the photo, it looks like this one is cast in light blue vinyl, previously offered as an unpainted edition.   Technicolor Owl Clam is available for  $110 (+ s/h) via lottery which ends on Monday (8.28) at 12 PM PDT.  To enter, drop a line to sales@ToyArtGallery.com with “Owl Clam Lottery” as the subject and be sure to include your Paypal Address and shipping info.

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2PetalRose – Kid Katana Debuts in 3” Editions (8.28)

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The wait for 2PetalRose’s Kid Katana is almost over.  His young yet deadly rebel debuts as a deluxe 3” mini figure complete with sashimono, katana, flag, base, lucky Noodles mascot by Concrete and Bone.  and scroll packaged in a nifty carded blister. Kid Katana will drop  in both OG and Skull editions limited to 15 hand-painted pieces each for £70 pounds (~ $89) on Monday (8.28) at 8 AM PDT over at 2PetalRose’s web store.

While his smallest figure so far, Kid Katana delivers 2PetalRose’s signature stylized samurai aesthetic with a high-level of detail thanks in part to the excellent digital sculpting by Oasim Karmieh.   We’re also looking forward to seeing what magic 2PetalRose weaves with the upcoming larger editions of the new figure.

This journey begins at Capitol Point, a small underground bunker town on the outskirts of what used to be Tokyo city. Those that survived the last war were forced underground to escape being captured and enslaved by the Emperor. With very little entertainment, children are encouraged to train in the ancient art of the Samurai under the guidance of Master ZU. One katana wielding student they call “The Kid" is ready to fight back and free the slaves, but he can’t do it alone. . . He needs to assemble a team.... of Renegade Knights.

 

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Aug 23, 2017

Toy Geeks Behind the Counter Ep 32: “Bootleg Bobby” Featuring Special Ed Toys

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Toy Geeks Behind the Counter rolls on gathering followers, action figures, art toys, and yes, bootlegs!  Episode 32 features Manny Rivas of Special Ed Toys who talks about Darth Trump Bootlego edition (or should I say, the ‘Spirit of Darth Trump’), previews the new Protest Trooper Bootlego which is available now from his shop for $15 (+ s/h), and plenty more of his bootleg goodies.

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If you’re wondering what the Protest Trooper is about, it’s a reaction to the religious protestors who carry large yellow signs and position themselves outside of San Diego Comic-Con year after year, without fail.  I’m wondering why mr. trooper doesn’t have a bullhorn as well?

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Aug 21, 2017

Woot Bear Pays Homage to Voltron with ‘Wootron’ (8.26)

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Woot Bear will celebrate the lion-powered mechanical wonder that is Voltron with their upcoming Wootron group show (8.26) featuring work from Jerome Lu, JP Neang, Healymade, Ben Seto, Big C, Trashbury, Zebulon, Scott Wilkowski and Steve Ferrera.

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Preview shots are starting to trickle out with some impressive work including Scott Wilkowski’s crazy Infected Voltron featuring sweet skeletal sculpt action with five embedded sculpts—one for each lion. This just might be Scott’s most intricate Infected piece so far.  But wait, that’s not all, Scott’s also created a new Wootkowski micro fig in  Voltron Cosplay—awesomely cute.

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Opening: Saturday, August 26th 2017 (6-9 PM)

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1512 Haight St
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Fluffy House x COARSE – Beijing Toy Show 2017 Omen Exclusive

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What’s this!? Fluffy House Toys is teaming up with COARSE Toys to release a special exclusive Omen figure at Beijing Toy Show? It seems that is the very case! It looks like Fluffy House got to play with the Omen figure and do a little re-decorating. These will be available in limited numbers at this years Beijing Toy Show with a very small amount set aside for online. Time to get a hold of those mules folks!

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Emilio Subira – Yellow Bastard Edition “I’m gonna burst”

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Emilio Subira has just released his latest colorway of his “I’m gonna burst” resin figure, dubbed the Yellow Bastard. This run is limited to only 6 pieces and is handmade, hand-poured and hand-cast in resin. Each figure measures roughly 4.3” tall and also comes signed, numbered and dated with certificate of authenticity. You can find them available now HERE for $69 a piece.

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Aug 18, 2017

Huck Gee Steps Away From Art Toys

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Huck Gee has announced that he’s closing his toy studio and is seeking a new adventure in the wide world of design.  We’re pretty sure he’ll land on his feet quickly.  We all know the art toy game isn’t quite what it used to be—rather large understatement—and Huck while extremely popular, wasn’t getting ahead and didn’t feel like he could keep going with a family to look out for.  If you haven’t already, take a few minutes to read his thoughts on the close of his toy journey.

It’s a sad day, Huck is one of the legends of the Art Toy scene and has been almost larger than life for me and many, many collectors for as long as I can remember.  And perhaps more importantly, he’s always been down to earth, ready with a wide smile, and extremely generous.   

On the toy side of things—rather bittersweet at the moment—Huck has an *awesome* Robotech project with BAIT.  We’re really excited to see that bad boy drop.  Pretty amazing that he went from his Livery Customs to a full blown licensed production toy, which apparently will become part of the official canon!

As for current projects, Gold Life will continue with Mighty Jaxx and plans are in the works to have Clutter oversee production of the Blanks.

Huck, here’s to finding a new path that brings you much deserved success and prosperity.   Thank you for all the joy and passion you’ve shared with all of us.

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Buff Monster – Chrome Mister Melty Set (8.16)

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Buff Monster is following up two previous Pink Chrome Mister Melty figures (3” and 5”), with the trifecta—a Chrome Mister Melty set featuring all three Mister Melty (3”) figures.  Featuring the classic and timeless chrome appeal, the set features the regular, zombie and two-faced toys complete with swanky velvet bags.  As with other drops, the two-faced is a combo resin (head) + sofubi (body) figure while the other two are 100% sofubi.  Very nice! Limited to just ten sets, these drop on Friday (8.16) at 7 AM PDT for $120 (+ s/h).

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Aug 17, 2017

James Groman x Toy Art Gallery – Brachiosaur (8.16)

 

 

 

unnamedJames Groman’s Brachiosaur will debut in an unpainted red edition from Toy Art Gallery on Friday (8.18) at  12 PM PDT for $120 (+ s/h).  At 8” tall—sporting 5 points of articulation—the fearsome beast is the largest Groman Dino so far from TAG and will look pretty awesome alongside his B.C. Blasters and the upcoming Fossilpod Gachas.

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Aug 15, 2017

Marsham Toy Hour – S2 E7 with Seriously Silly K

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If you’re a sculptor/inspiring sculptor, you can pick up some good tips from this episode, as Marsham Toy Hour welcomes special guest SeriouslySillyK. Be forewarned, there is some adult content, so we suggest ear muffs for the kids! Besides all the fun they had, some conversations were had and we definitely think you should take a listen!

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Bubi Au Yeung x Fluffy House – Golden Treeson

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To celebrate 12 amazing years of Treeson, Bubi Au Yeung and Fluffy House are happy to release the Golden Treeson! This edition features our favorite woodland creature in an all gold colorway and features two of its eyes closed, but its third eye wide open! This release is limited to only 300 pieces and comes numbered and signed by Bubi Au Yeung. The vinyl Treeson measures 5” tall and features articulation in both arms with tree branch accessory. You can find them available now HERE for $65 each.

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The Bots x UVD Toys – “Long Night Luna”

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The Bots and UVD Toys are happy to announce their special release of “Long Night Luna”. This new mono colorway stands 6.5” tall and 9.5” wide from the tip of the antlers. You can find them available NOW through the UVD webstore HERE at $60 a piece. Not only do you get this fine piece of art, but it also comes with a free Luna pin along with it too! Get them while they are available, as they are of a limited run!

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