Nov 30, 2017
Tara McPherson x T+CP – Stella and Flux Debut Edition
In development for three years, Tara McPherson’s Stella and Flux were shown in proto form at DesignerCon and are now ready for their debut in an unpainted green sofubi edition from Tomenosuke + Circus Posterus. The beautiful yet enigmatic lady / sea creature hybrid stands 8.75” tall and is available now (20/40 pcs) for North American customers from Circus Posterus for $100 (+ s/h). The remaining 20 pieces will be available from Tomenosuke starting on Friday at their Tokyo Comic Con booth (E2).
Nov 29, 2017
Amanda Louise Spayd x Chris Ryniak x Tomenosuke – Curious Forest at Tokyo Comic Con (12.1 – 12.3)
Amanda Louise Spayd and Chris Ryniak are in Japan (or will be very shortly) for their special Curious Forest exhibit (‘Fushigi No Mori’) at the second annual Tokyo Comic Con (12.1 – 12.3). Presented by Tomenosuke, the show will feature a bevy of whimsical creatures—one-offs and small editions—from both artists. While Japanese collectors are very familiar with many forms of kawaii, they are in for a treat with Chris and Amanda’s magical creations. See the gallery below for a preview of several of the show pieces including names and release details. Not making the trip to Tokyo ? Tomenosuke will be offering the remaining Curious Forest pieces online on December 5th.
Toy Art Gallery -- Gold Xray SpongeBob DX from Secret Base (12.2)
Toy Art Gallery is once again the go-to USA source for the latest and greatest Spongebob sofubi from Secret Base. The Gold Xray Spongebob DX features a gold painted design with color accents on the left and a clear + embedded gold glitter skeleton on the right. The figure comes with a swanky golden Spongebob mini pouch and will drop on Friday (12.2) at 12 PM PST from the TAG web shop for $150 (+ s/h). In person, the SpongeBob DX is an impressive figure and an excellent translation of the ‘toon into the sofubi style—immediately recognizable yet clearly distinct and unique.
Nov 28, 2017
J*Ryu x Kidrobot – 20” Clairvoyant Dunny
There’s big Arcane Divination news. Kidrobot has just released the 20” Clairvoyant Dunny by J*Ryu. Available in both a standard Antique Black edition (200 pcs) and a KR-exclusive Pearlescent White, the new release lets the detail from the previous 8” size shine in the larger format—each curve and nuance all the more impressive. As you might expect, these also come with a rather large crystal ball companion dunny. Both are available direct from Kidrobot.com for $500 (+ s/h) and the Black should be available at select retailers.
Nov 27, 2017
Otto Björnik - Artemis - Custom Munny
One very lucky collector of Otto Björnik's has just commissioned this amazing piece that we just had to share with everyone! With this piece, Otto has used a 20" Munny to help house a smaller 5" Munny within its stomach. Dubbed "Artemis", this piece also features hand-sculpted details to capture the essence of Otto's earlier customs that featured 2D painted tummies. We love that Otto went big to bring this to life! If you like what you see here, Otto has some custom Teddy Troops available through Happy Panda Toys HERE.
KAWS x Medicom - Small Lie
With the resurgence of KAWS figures over the last year, it is safe to say that KAWS x MEDICOM is definitely not dead. Recently shared on KAWS' instagram is what looks to be a new figure based on the "Small Lie" sculpture from his installation last year in the UK. Seeing the hashtag #medicomtoy leads us to believe there will be a toy release in the near future. We will be sure to keep our eyes out for more info.
Nov 23, 2017
Blackdots x Kenth Toy Works – TMNT Bebop Sofubi
Blackdots lets loose with the first of a series of officially-licensed Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles ‘Supr Vinyl’ sofubi figures. Bebop, the hip-hop boar turtle nemesis, stands 10.5” tall with a strong sculpt by Kenth Toy Works. The standard color edition is available now for pre-order over at Yamakichiya for 13,500 yen (~$121). These are expected to ship in December. We’re looking forward to future drops including the shelled ones.
Nov 20, 2017
Scott C. – The Great Showdowns V2
Scott C. launched his toy adventure with The Great Showdowns 3.75” carded action figure set pitting Ghost against would-be Buster at SDCC. The result? Sold out! If you missed out the first time around, Scott has your back with The Great Showdowns V2 featuring a neon green ghost and a beige Ghost Buster which is truer to the unis in the movie. The figures are hand-cast and hand-painted and feature sculpts by George Gaspar (Double G Toys). It’s available for pre-order starting today (11.20) for $120 (+ s/h) on Scott C.’s site and will be available for 14 days or when this one sells out too. These are limited to 2 per household. For reference, the sold-out OG is pictured below.
Martin Hsu x PowerCore x VTSS – Dragon Boy Super (11.27)
It’s been awhile since we’ve had news on Martin Hsu’s Dragon Boy Super. So we’re pleasantly surprised to share the word that the new 2-piece vinyl set featuring Dragon Boy (5”) and Blacky (3”) is done and will drop on Cyber Monday (11.27) at Noon PST over at Core1 for $65 (+ s/h) with special free bonuses—more on that in a sec. Produced by PowerCore and VTSS, the figures will ship out the first week in December—in time for the holidays.
To celebrate Cyber Monday, Martin and PowerCore will be offering special exclusive bonus offers for 24 hours (thru 12 PM PST on 11.28). The quicker you order, the more extras you score.
Cyber Monday Release Exclusives:
- First 25 orders- original marker sketch and autograph on box by Martin Hsu
- Frst 50 orders- FREE Dragon Boy Super pin and small print
- All orders in the first24 hrs entered in raffle to win Dragon Boy PowerCore goodies.
While the wait for Dragon Boy Super has been long with several production challenges, the fun amped-up take on Martin’s signature character looks great with crisp details and an over-the-top sculpt with design cues inspired by Rotobox Vinyl Anatomica’s MiniCell figure.
Nov 19, 2017
Johnny Draco x Kidrobot – Mr. Watt Anatomical Dunny
Friday saw the release of the Mr. Watt Anatomical Dunny (5”) from Johnny Draco and Kidrobot. The darkly whimsical Mr. Watt makes clever use of the Jason Freeny-designed Anatomical Dunny sculpt with a story split across the two halves. Blissfully unaware Mr. Watt on the left, and struck-by-lighting victim on the right or perhaps the outer and inner personas of the character. This first use of the Anatomical sculpt as a sub-platform in its own right looks great and has us excited for the potential of additional artist takes.
The 5” Mr. Watt Anatomical Dunny ($39.99) is available in both a standard blue edition (1000 pcs.) available at various retailers like 3DRetro as well as a KR-Exclusive Mono Edition (200 pcs.) available only at Kidrobot.com.
Nov 17, 2017
Alex Pardee x ToyQube - "Negative Ed" Edition Half A Nice Day
ToyQube has just announced the release of Alex Pardee's Half A Nice Day figure in the "Negative Ed" colorway. This would be the second release of this 10" figure and is just as gruesome as the first. You can find them available now through ToyQube HERE for $95 (+ s/h).
Justin Ishmael's Got Some DCon Leftovers!
With a very successful Designer Con weekend, Justin Ishmael made it out with a few leftovers from his booth. First up are the massive GALLIGANTUS figures in a mixed part marble. Each figure stands 11" tall and comes fully assembled with ball and chain accessory. They come randomly blind bagged for $250 each. Also available online is The Ghoul figure by Craig Gleason in both unpainted Flesh and Orange Sherbet. The Ghoul stands 5" tall and retails $35 each. You can find all these releases available on Justin's webstore HERE.
Nov 15, 2017
Tara McPherson Wonder Woman Signing at myplasticheart (11.18)
Tara McPherson will be at myplasticheart on Saturday (11.18, 2-4 PM) to sign her stylish new Wonder Woman figure—with Lasso of Truth—from Kidrobot. If you haven’t yet purchased one, mph will have you covered with stock on-hand.
Tara McPherson||Wonder Woman Signing
210 Forsyth St.
New York NY 10002
Junko Mizuno x Lulubell – Hana Early Prototype Edition
If you’ve been waiting for word of a release for Junko Mizuno’s upcoming Hana figure, news of the Hana Early Prototype edition will be welcome indeed! Lulubell is now taking pre-orders of this special edition through Tuesday at 5 PM PST (11.21) for $95 (+ s/h) via the Lulubell store. These are expected to ship in late Spring of 2018. This first release is cast in milky vinyl with inner paints giving it a blown glass vibe. Hana stands 11.5” tall and features 5 points of articulation (neck, shoulders and hips).
"Hana is like a representative of my current art style decorated with all the flowers and flames that appear in my paintings and drawings.She's my very first sofubi figure and I'm looking forward to creating many different versions in the future." ~Junko Mizuno
[Photos: Manic Images].
Toy Geeks Behind the Counter – EP44 : Finale at DesignerCon
Toys Geeks Behind the Counter’s latest episode is up—watch it below or on Youtube. EP 44: Finale at DesignerCon is well worth the watch with a fun look at last weekend’s DCon maddness in Pasadena—the last one with 2018 slated for Anaheim. Is this the rumored end of TGBTC? Who are the Toy Dames? Give it a watch.
Tracy Tubera x Mana Studios – Jordan Sith Infrareds ‘The Light Side’ Available Now
If you missed them at DCon, Tracy Tubera x Mana Studios Jordan Sith Infrareds ‘The Light Side’ dope resin is available now for purchase at Tracy’s web shop for $210. Rockin’ the Carmine 6’s, Vader is dressed to impress with a gloss + matte white ensemble.
Nov 10, 2017
Jermaine Rogers – Full DesignerCon Rundown
Nov 09, 2017
kaNO Kid’s “Heroes” Print at Designer Con
If you're scrambling around trying to figure out how to get one of each Designer Con badge, fret not as kaNO is here to the rescue! He will be releasing an 18" x 24", titled Heroes, which features his signature characters cosplaying as some of your favorite super heroes. The very same art can be found on this weekends Designer Con Badges, but to assemble that team of heroes would be getting every single type of badge, such as Exhibitor, VIP, 2 Day, Sunday, Saturday, Press, etc... The giclee print measures 18" x 24" on moab estrada 290 gsm cotton rag. These will be limited to only 30 pieces and come signed and numbered for $65. These will be exclusive to the kaNO's booth #618.
Andrew Bell is Bringing Some Pet Food to DCon!
If you're desperately hungry during Designer Con, you may want to check out Andrew Bell's booth #619. He will have the final 7 Pet Food resin figures in existence up for grabs. The color variants will vary in 'Moistness', so not one figure is alike. We believe these will retail $80, just like during this past SDCC.
Miguel Wilson - Rad Retro Michael at Designer Con
After seeing all the progress shots on his Instagram, we are happy to finally see Miguel Wilson's figure come to life. Presenting Rad Retro Michael, an homage to one of the biggest pop stars in the world. The Rad Retro Michael will most definitely be available at his booth #1705 this weekend at Designer Con. The set includes stickers, magnet, patch, pin and 2 alternative hands, special box, 11 x 17 Michel Pasquale Print and COA signed by Miguel and all parties involved! That’s a whole lot of goodness for the low price of $260, which is also limited to only 10 sets.
Devils Head Productions x The Sour Lemon at Designer Con
The Sour Lemon will be housing a bunch of great releases this Designer Con weekend. To add to their roster of releases are some figures from Devils Head Productions. Introducing The Sour Lemon exclusive Apalala ($150), which features a white Japanese vinyl with fluorescent yellow, fluorescent red, olive, tan and gold paint. We also have the Jizo-Anarcho ($30) with white vinyl base and yellow and black details. Last but not least is the Alavaka ($70)in a yellow vinyl with green, brown, black, copper and red paint. The Bodhisattva head has yellow gems in ears and the Deamon head has red/black glass eyes. All of these great releases can be found at the Sour Lemon booth #1700 in Hall C.
Dogbird Series 1 Figures Available at Broke Piggy Booth at DCon!
Making its US Debut, Third Stage has graced the Broke Piggy booth #527 with the first stateside release of the Dogbird Series 1 figures. These figures come in a blind box form and features some very fun species mixing, which you can guess from the series name. Each figure measures 2-3" tall and will retail $12 each blindbox or a full set of four for $46. Be sure to make your way to their booth to snag yourself a Pugbird, Retribird, Siberianbird and Pengbird.
Urban Vinyl Daily Toys at Designer Con!
The UVD Guys will be set up once again at this weekends Designer Con. They will have plenty to offer at their booth #TF16. Such goodies will include their Luna figure by The Bots in both the retailer Blue Edition and the Long Night colorway for $60 each or $100 for both. For your viewing pleasure will also be some Luna customs by Doktor A., J*RYU and MapMap. They've also got some prototypes they want to share with you as well from Mike Fudge, MJ Hsu, The Bots and Kyle Kirwan. Did we mention the rad pins they will have up for grabs by Dave Perillo and Jeremiah Ketner? These pins are a part of their Enamel Pinata series, which will retail $10 each.
DKE Designer Con Release Round 3!
Here we have DKE Toys' final round of releases for this years Designer Con for their booth #812! First up is the El Trooper by Carlos Ramirez, which is a follow up to the previously sold out Santo Vader release from SDCC. Each resin figure is hand-painted and are packaged on a plywood backer card. The El Trooper is limited to 20 pieces and will retail $100. Next we have the Le Lutteur by Kjelshus Collins, which is based on the classic luchador action figure. Each figure is hand-cast and hand-painted and stand 4" tall and are packaged on card. These will come signed and numbered in an edition of 25 pieces for $65. Talk about double hit with the nostalgia button. Coming from two entirely different worlds is the Shogun Vader by Kosmo Toys. These come specially packaged in box and are limited to 20 pieces for $65. On the more political side we have the VIP Citizen Trump - Diamonds and Gold by Nick C. Kirk. Each figure stands 5" tall and comes packaged on a custom 6 x 9 cardback. The riot gear is painted in 24K gold and the shield is dusted with diamonds! Limited to only 13 pieces, the VIP Citizen Trump figure will retail $95. 2BitHack will have his FN-2187 Starkillerbase Sanitation Worker action figure. Each figure is hand-cast and hand-painted and is limited to 20 pieces for $55. Last but not least is an array of customs by DLL Customs, which will range in price of $45 to $250. There will be one-offs and limited runs of his resin creations available.
Depressed Monsters at Designer Con!
Let these monsters soak up your sadness! The Depressed Monsters booth #727 Designer Con will be scattered with these 8" one-off creatures, that goes by the name of Yerman. There will also be a micro run of 3 classic brown colorway Yerman, which will retail $45, while the one-offs will range from $50 - $60 each. Not only will they have these abs plastic figures at their booth, but they will also be carrying prints, stickers and pins!