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May 31, 2018

DSKI ONE – Aleister Growly Debuts at Five Points Festival

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David "Dski One" Osowski will debut his self-made Aleister Growly resin figure at Five Points Festival from the Lulubell Toys booth [#331] for $40—incredible value. Standing four inches tall, Aleister features a magnetically articulated neck and was hand-sculpted, cast, and painted by Dski One. Aleister is part of the artist’s Infected by Devils series of characters which are ‘inspired by the various ancient wisdom holders and seekers of the past’. A shapeshifter, Aleister has been known to take many forms, including the dog form seen in this first edition.

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myplasticheart at 5 Points: Inu-Harigon Dawn Galaxy by Teresa Chiba

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myplasticheart will release the groovy Inu-Harigon Dawn Galaxy from Teresa Chiba for Five Points Festival from their booth [#336] for $70.  They will also have a limited number of the OG Inu-Harigon as well ($55).

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James Groman x Lulubell – Rotten Rex Extreme GID Neolithic Hawaiian

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Whoa! Lulubell will unleash the Rotten Rex Extreme GID Neolithic Hawaiian from James Groman at their Five Points Festival booth [#331].  Painted by DSKI ONE, this crazy micro edition [5 pcs] looks amazing with the lights on and wicked with ‘em off.

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Chris Ryniak x Squibbles Ink + Rotofugi : Algonac Debuts at Five Points Fest

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Chris Ryniak has once again melded minds with Squibbles Ink and Rotofugi to create a brand-new soft vinyl beastie.  Algonac will debut in Spring Green at Five Points Festival from the Squibbles Ink booth [#236].  They will also have a number of tantalizing Algonac test pulls for sale – drool…

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Hinatique is Bringing Morris to 5 Points Fest

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Kaori Hinata (Hinatique) is making the trip from Japan to Brooklyn for this year’s Five Points Festival (6.2 – 6.3) along with a travel companion, Morris!  Her signature character will be available in two editions. First up there’s the JUNGLE Exclusive Morris with a teal coat from the JUNGLE booth [542] for $80.  Kaori will also release the Yellow Rain Coat Morris at the 1000 Toys booth [543] for $80 as part of the Toys to Art Showcase.

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QUICCS x Martian Toys TEQ3 [Series02] Launches at Five Points Festival

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Having successfully managed the intricacies of US Customs, Martian Toys is set up for a fabulous Five Points Festival (6.2 – 6.3) with several new drops including the first TEQ63 [Series02] figure.  The [43] Fortress Black Edition seems to draw from QUICCS’ Ghost of Kurosawa design (1:6 scale shown below) with the red arm band and what appears to be a skeletal pattern on the arms and torso.  Pick up the newest TEQ63 6” vinyl from the Martian Toys booth [#132].

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May 30, 2018

Martin Ontiveros x Toy Art Gallery – New Baphomaniac at Five Points Festival

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Check out the new mystical purple+silver Baphomaniac from Martin Ontiveros at Toy Art Gallery.  This new factory-painted edition will be available (perhaps in very limited numbers) at the Deathcat Toys booth [#324].  Be quick!

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Clutter Exclusive Mister Self Indulgence Berry Pink Debuts at Five Points Festival

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Clutter will release their Exclusive Mister Self Indulgence Berry Pink from Nouar x Martian Toys at their Five Points Festival booth [#223] for $150. 50 of the total run of 100 pieces will be available at the convention. The remainder will be available online.  A variation on the wildly popular OG edition, Berry Pink sees the voracious one’s shirt go pink and an all-new Lil’ Scoopy (double chocolate chip?). 

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Rato Kim x myplasticheart for 5 Points: New Boxcat + Flower Breadcat

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For this weekend’s Five Points Festival (6.2 – 6.3), myplasticheart has two cute cat toys from Rato Kim.  First up is the brand-new Box Cat ‘Take Care of Yourself’ edition (18 pcs, $40) featuring a red+white ambulance-inspired design filled with pills, visible through the see through crosses on each side—stylish. Rato has also baked a fresh batch of the Breadcat Flower edition (20 pcs, $35).  Both of the cute cat releases will be available via the mph booth [#336].

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Theodoru x Martian Toys – Kranyus Debuts at Five Points

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Wow.  Martian Toys is bringing the vinyl thrills with yet another original sculpt.  They will debut the Kranyus Classic Edition from Theodoru at their Five Points Festival booth [#132].  Based on the artist’s illustrations, this retro mouse mashup stands 8” tall and features eight points of articulation. That’s a lot of posability – here’s our guess: neck, shoulders, wrists, waist, and legs.   We’re looking forward to seeing this one in person.

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Million Dollar x Toy0+ – Freddy SWAT (6.1)

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Thai artist Million Dollar has teamed up with ToyZeroPlus to produce his Freddy SWAT soft vinyl figure (4.5”).  Available in both black and green colorways, features his signature floppy-eared dog ready to fight crime.

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Million Dollar will release both colors of Freddy SWAT for international collectors on Friday (6.1) at 6AM PDT via his Facebook. Each colorway is limited to 150 pieces, with 70 of each reserved for international collectors.  At release time, he will create a post which will serve as an order form. To order comment on the release post  with the item you want – one green, one black or set. The artist will contact you to confirm/arrange payment via Paypal.  Each figure is $60 plus $13 for shipping. Freddy will ship out on June 20th.  As a bonus, the first 50 collectors who pre-order Freddy will receive a poster signed by the artist.

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Superplastic Announces New 8” McBess Janky

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The Superplastic Kickstarter continues to roll and will soon pass $400K!  With the success the supply of the larger-format limited-edition rewards is dwindling. The 8” Ro-Mu-Lo Janky from El Grand Chamaco is nearly gone.  Not to worry since Superplastic has just announced and added the brand-new Oh-No! 8” Janky from McBess. Where he created a retro character for his 3” design, McBess has used the larger 8” figure as a canvas for a sprawling design with multiple symbols and sayings that flows across the toy. There’s a brand-new reward level ($110) which swaps in the new McBess for the soon to be sold out Ro-Mu-Lo. Great stuff – incredibly impressive campaign.

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May 29, 2018

Clutter x DC Collectibles – Batman Smoke & Bone at Five Points Festival

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Talk about high profile crossovers! Clutter has collaborated with DC Collectibles on a Batman Double-Cast resin figure with an inner GID demon.  Starting with a drawing from DC Executive Creative Director Jim Fletcher, Clutter’s American Gross (Josh Kimberg) sculpted and modeled the Dark Knight. Produced by Clutter Studios, this fearsome vision will debut in a Smoke & Bone edition (100 pcs, 8”) at Five Points Festival from the Clutter Gallery booth [#223] for $195.

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Brent Nolasco x Taskone – Gordo Returns at 5 Points

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After an extended hiatus—nine yearsBrent Nolasco’s Gordo figure returns for Five Points Festival.  Brent and Taskone have conjured up creative new takes on the resin beast—metallic, clear with glitter + flake and more.  Make a beeline for the mph booth [#336] to ensure yourself the best selection.

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Great Twins Unveils New Merlion Vinyls + Supreme Action

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Singaporean brand Great Twins, a new toy adventure from established toy veterans, showcased their upcoming lines at the recent Pop Life FanXperience convention in Guangzhou, China. The first toys showcase their diverse approach from designer vinyl to intricate 1/12 scale collectibles.

With its  upcoming Merlion vinyl figures, Great Twins transforms the uniquely Singaporean creation and tourism icon into a cute, stylish platform toy.  With the blessing of the nation’s tourism board, the  re-imagined half-lion and half-mermaid will soon be available as 2” mini and full-size 8” vinyl toys  in a rainbow of colors, artist editions, and special releases. Great Twins will soon be reaching out to the toy community, in particular designers and customizers, to become part of the Merlion project.

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As part of its broad toy vision, Great Twins also debuted the upcoming Twelfth Scale Supreme Action Figure line which aims to make the wildly popular world of high-end 1/6 collectible figures accessible to all.  As the name indicates, the new line will feature high-end 1/12 scale figures with the premium features collectors have to come to expect from 1/6 releases including hyper realistic faces, numerous accessories, multiple hands, and more.  The new line will deliver the action and detail collectors crave at a lower price point and a space friendly size. Great Twins is working with a wide range of licenses to appeal to a diverse set of collectors.  At FanX, they showcased 1/12 versions of the venerable Old Master Q—a fixture in Chinese comics—as well as a Terminator figure complete with Harley Davidson.

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May 28, 2018

BlackBook Toy at Five Points: SKUM-kun Mono + More

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BlackBook Toy has announced more releases for the Five Points Festival (6.2 – 6.3) dropping at their booth [#300]. First up is the SKUM-kun Mono featuring a brand-new braided hair style.  The latest edition of their popular collabo figure with Suicidal Tendencies rocks a retro vibe with four shades of matte gray.  The Mono will be available for $160.  This is the second announced 5 Points edition from BBT, following the previously mentioned Tony The  Mousezilla.

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BBT will also release three one-off Mousezillas—Jiagnshizilla + mini ($490), Spiderzilla + Mini ($490) and Beetlezilla ($470).  There’s also more Marvel Okinawa magic including two SKUM-kuns: Uncle Skum ($330) and Checkered ($350) – very nice!

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Blackbook Toy will also be offering a special sample sale featuring a variety of  product samples—some from the vault,  some rejected concepts, and some from upcoming drops. Be sure to drop by the BBT booth [#300] to check out all the sick sofubi and say hi to Kaz and crew who are making the long trip from Japan.

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May 25, 2018

Kronk x Kidrobot – Indie Eagle 3” Dunny (5.28)

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Kidrobot will release the extremely well-designed Indie Eagle 3” Dunny from Kronk on Memorial Day (5.28)—likely at 9 AM PDT— for $14.99. The Red, White and Blue design featuring a Bald Eagle celebrates the United States of America generally and Independence (Day) specifically. The ‘Celebrating Indie Spirit’ phrase on the top of the box seems to remind us that Independence is a way of life, a way of doing, creating and being.

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The starry-eyed eagle rockin’ shades is front and center with an animated expression. Kronk has worked numerous symbols and references into the overall design, some distinct and fairly obvious, while others are considerably more subtle.  One the subtle side are the highlights on the Eagle’s beak which upon a closer look, resemble a torch – likely a reference to the Statue of Liberty.   

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On the torso, we find the Eye of Providence—an eye embedded in a pyramid. This familiar symbol, found on the back of the dollar bill represents the watchful eye of God. Centered below the pyramid we have 13 stars, representing the thirteen founding colonies, arranged as seen on the country’s coat of arms, The Great Seal of the United States. This arrangement is also seen on the box which features an excerpt of a letter Founding Father John Adams wrote to his wife Abigail on the eve of the Declaration of Independence (July 4th, 1776). In writing this post, I found myself referring to Wikipedia extensively, particularly for the 13-star configuration and the letter excerpt.  Beyond an impressive design, Indie Eagle is also a study in the imagery of the American Revolution.

The rear of the Indie Eagle features the clearest reference to Independence Day with the ‘04’ on the left ear and ‘07’ on the right ear—interestingly, not in the expected right to left order. The concentric star pattern on the back of the head reminds me just a bit of the daredevil Evil Knievel—which definitely makes me ‘old’ and likely just a random association.  The rear torso features 13 stars circling what may be the Washington Monument. The design extends down each side, transitioning from blue to strips of red which seem to resemble feathers, perhaps a recognition of American Indians or a continuation of the Eagle theme. 

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Kronk’s Indie Eagle 3” Dunny features  a cohesive design celebrating the ‘Indie Spirit’ by incorporating numerous symbols of American Independence.  Beyond the impressive design, the printing lives up to Kronk’s ambitious creation, no small feat given the relatively small canvas.  Indie Eagle will be available starting on Memorial Day from Kidrobot and select retailers for $14.99.

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myplasticheart at Five Points Fest: Yu Shou Long by Black Seed Toys

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myplasticheart has a brand-new Yu Shou Long by Black Seed Toys for Five Points Festival.  This new edition of the two-headed dragon castle rocks purple, turquoise and gold hues and features glow-in-the-dark eyes.  It will be available from the mph booth [#336] for $300.  But wait, did someone say 10th floor…!

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Strange Cat Toys Exclusive Boba Nano TEQ by QUICCS x Devil Toys

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Surprise!  Strange Cat Toys has just announced their Exclusive Boba Nano TEQ (3”)by QUICCS and Devil Toys. This special edition of the new chibi style TEQ 63 figure  pays homage to everyone’s favorite intergalactic bounty hunter.  Limited to 150 pieces, Boba Nano Teq is available now for pre-order direct from Strange Cat Toys for $32 and is slated to ship in July.

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May 24, 2018

Ron English x Blackbook Toy – Tony the Mousezilla for Five Points Festival

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Blackbook Toy will release Tony the Mousezilla from Ron English at Five Points Festival (6.2 – 6.3).  The newest edition of Mousezilla is inspired by Ron’s Fat Tony Cereal Killer vinyl, a critique of sugary cereal.  BBT has done a really nice job of translating the Fat Tony concept to the Mousezilla sofubi.  All the details are here, from the face, the scarf, and of course the numerous tiger stripes.   Tony the Mousezilla will be available at Blackbook Toy’s booth [#330] at 5 Points (6.2 – 6.3) for $150.

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Keeping  with their convention tradition, Blackbook Toy will also have several one-off Mini Mousezillas at their booth. This time around the minis are inspired by Pop Culture – Super Heroes, TV characters and more. 

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Andrew Bell – Kill Kat Matcha Snake Venom Debuts at Five Points Festival

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O-No Food Company has baked up their finest Kill Kat flavor so far – Matcha Snake Venom (250 pcs)!  Delicious? Maybe. Paralysing? Absolutely!  Andrew Bell’s latest flavor of his wildly popular Kill Kat vinyl figures will make its debut at Five Points Festival (6.2 – 6.3) from his booth [#336].  Andrew’s done a great job of this fun send-up of the matcha craze.  The yellow eyes, the drips of yellow venom and the added forked-tongue deco make the piece. If you can’t make it to the show, don’t fret. Matcha Snake Venom will be available at SDCC in July, Online Lottery in August, and will  also make an appearance at DCon in November.

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myplasticheart at Five Points Fest: Fortune Uamou Statue of Liberty

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myplasticheart will release their Fortune Uamou Statue of Liberty exclusive from Japanese artist Ayako Takagi at their Five Points Festival Booth [#336].   This clever NYC-themed version of her Fortune Lamou celebrates the iconic statue with matching blue/green vinyl, an added golden crowd, and in a fun touch, a gold mini boo as the torch’s flame.  Limited to 20 pieces, the Statue of Liberty edition will be available for $30 at the MPH booth [#336].

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Spotted in the Wild : Horrible Adorables x Kidrobot – The Curly Horned Dunnylope

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The duo of Jordan Elise and  Christopher Lees, better known as the artists behind the Horrible Adorables line of fantastic felt fauna, have once again collaborated with Kidrobot to bring their signature aesthetic and vision to the world of vinyl toys. Over the years, they’ve created an adorable army of vinyl with Kidrobot. If you’ve been collecting for awhile, you likely remember the Horrible Adorables line of seven original vinyl figures which launched in 2016. Earlier this year, they dreamt up the Share Bear conjoined-bear figure as part of Kidrobot’s Care Bear artist line. 

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The one thing they had yet to do was take a turn on Kidrobot’s premiere platform, Dunny.  That changes with the release of The Curly Horned Dunnylope this Friday.  Riffing off their original multi-colored felt animals, the artists have designed the Dunnylope with an overlapping stylish deco pattern, call it ‘fur’. In the OG edition which we had the pleasure of photographing in the wild, the red, blue and green segments join fairly seamlessly into a satisfying whole that is both part of the character design and a stylish, minimalist element to be appreciated on its own merits.  While not immediately recognizable, the Dunnylope’s horns are rendered in silver—crossing in a loop in the front, wrapping in swirls around each ear and then looping across the back once again. The minimalist silver returns in the tail, nestled amongst the stylish, tri-color body pattern.

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The seventh release in Kidrobot’s 5” Dunny Series, The Curly Horned Dunnylope is a fun species with a stylish flair and an alert, almost ornery presence.  It will be released on Friday, May 25th at 9 AM PDT in the standard red+green+blue edition available from Kidrobot.com and select retailers as well as at least one Kidrobot.com exclusive edition (brown+blue+pink with gold accents).

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May 23, 2018

Plaseebo x Planet-X – SUM Handpaints at Five Points Fest (6.2 – 6.3)

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The second coming of SUM hits Brooklyn at the Five Points Festival with the release of several handpainted one-off editions of Plaseebo’s vengeful giant turtle beast produced by Planet-X [booth #328]. First released in small numbers as a polyurethane resin back around 2006, the new SUM is cast in soft vinyl and appears to retain the original’s tremendous detail especially in terms of the accumulated junk and debris embedded in his body.

 

The Five Points  one-offs are hand-painted by  Bob Conge (Plaseebo), feature an integrated color-changing LED light, and are hand-signed.  Look for the first production run drop in July.  Be sure to hit the jump for SUM’s origin story.

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Martin Ontiveros x Toy Art Gallery – Terrible Teal Baphomanic Coming Friday (5.25)

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The Baphomaniac returns to the land of the living in a brand-new edition.  Toy Art Gallery will release the unpainted Terrible Teal Baphomaniac from Martin Ontiveros on Friday (5.25) at 12 PM PDT from the TAG Web Shop for $80.  Martin’s hard rock-inspired take on Baphomet, Baphomaniac stands eight inches tall and features five points of articulation.

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