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Jun 30, 2018

Amanda Louise Spayd x Chris Ryniak x Cardboard Spaceship -- Thimblestump Hollow Two at SDCC

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Oooh. With SDCC just a few weeks away, Cardboard Spaceship has announced four special ‘Fruit Salad’ Thimblestump Hollow 2 releases from newlyweds Amanda Louise Spayd and Chris Ryniak.  These standalone versions of Gemnibbler, Blossom, Jasper, and Mothpup are an adorable first taste of Series 2 which should follow fairly quickly.  Each of the 3” figures will be available at the Cardboard Spaceship booth for $15 [#5638].

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Fools Paradise – Super Professional 2 (7.2)

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Fools Paradise will take pre-orders for Super Professional 2 starting on Monday (7.2).  The new release follows up the popular OG version with all new sculpts for Leon/Mario and Matilda/Princess Peach. Love the ‘nades on the belt.  There’s also a rather big ‘flower’ :)

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Jun 27, 2018

Splurrt x Toy Art Gallery – The Cadaver Balls Orange Dream (6.29)

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They’re back… Toy Art Gallery will release The Cadaver Balls Orange Dream edition (3”)  from Splurrt on Friday (6.29) at 12 PM PDT for $85 from the TAG Web Shop.  This new painted edition features bright orange sofubi with metallic blue, purple, red and silver sprays on the body and 4 interchangeable heads.  Cadaver Balls has been a bit MIA, so it’s great to see a new edition, factory painted no less.

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Iconoclast Toys – Ooze-Boy (6.29)

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Next up from Iconoclast Toys is Ooze Boy, a fun mash-up of Bart and Ooze-it.  Ooze-Boy is a deluxe resin set featuring the main 4” figure, a very yellow Mini Ooze Boywith a very Bart-like sculpt (2.25”) plus a water bottle accessory. These are hand-cast by Trashbury and hand-painted by Iconoclast toys.    The dope backing card illustration is also by Trashbury. Iconoclast will also drop an alternate Mini Ooze Boy in green with a sculpt that matches the larger Ooze Boy.  Ooze Boy ($65) and Mini Ooze Boy ($15) drop on Friday (6.29) at 12 PM PDT from Iconoclast’s web shop. Ooze Boy is limited to 2 per person.  The first ten orders will include ‘free ooze’.  These will ship in 2-5 weeks.

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Super7 – Laughing Prince Adam SDCC Exclusive

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Super7 has become a go-to source for creative, what-if style Masters of the Universe figures.  This year S7 continues its tradition of He-Man SDCC drops with an unexpected surprise – a Laughing Prince Adam Glittery SDCC exclusive!  An officially-licensed riff on the Laughing He-Man Youtube Meme started by the Slack Circus video, the new figure features a brand-new  laughing head sculpt, pink power sword, and rainbow glitter packaging. 

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If you can’t get the sight and sound of He-Man covering 4 Non Blondes, this is a Comic-Con must have.  Laughing Prince Adam will be available exclusively at the Hordak’s Lair SDCC popup on July 18th and 19th.  Don’t blink or the joyous one just might vanish into the sunset.

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July 18th – 19th 2018
701 8th Avenue
San Diego California, 92101

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Jun 26, 2018

DKE Toys – Space Rat Action Figure Art Series at SDCC

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So DKE Toys found itself in the enviable but puzzling situation of sitting on a pile of vintage Salacious Crumb Star Wars figures produced by Kenner a long, long time ago (ok, 1983).  What to do?  When life hands you lemons, you make lemonade.With piles of Salcious Crumb figures, DKE created Space Rats, well actually the Space Rat Action Figure Art Series.

DKE invited eleven artists to interpret Jabba the Hutt’s Court Jester with original artwork. Dropping at SDCC 2018 from the DKE booth [#5045], the Space Rat  series combines the vintage figures with one of eleven different artist backing boards featuring the artwork created for the project.  The impressive lineup includes Scott C., Christian Clayton, Rob Clayton, Robbie Conal, Mike Egan, Alex Gross, Peter Kuper, Carlos Ramirez, Martha Rich, Mark Todd and Esther Pearl Watson

Each artist edition is limited to 100 signed/numbered pieces (back of card), with the first 20 of each reserved for matching numbered sets. The Space Rat figures will be available at the DKE booth for $25 each or $200 for a set (a $275 value).  This project turns the artist action figure concept on its ear ever so slightly  with the focus being the artwork on the header card rather than the vintage toy itself, which is identical across all the artist editions.

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Nathan Hamill x Science Patrol – BurgerCat (6.29)

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Nathan Hamill returns to art toys with his brand-new BurgerCat sofubi.  Produced in conjunction with Science Patrol, BurgerCat (2.7”)  debuts in an OG painted edition this Friday (6.29) for ¥2700 ($25) from the Science Patrol web store.  Comfort Foods and Cats, what more is there?

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Jun 20, 2018

FYE x Andrew Bell – Radioactive Kill Kat Pre-Order

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As part of its recent focus on art toys, FYE has released its Exclusive Radioactive Kill Kat from Andrew Bell/DYZPlastic for pre-order. Have all the deadly deliciousness you crave in the light or dark! Pre-order is available for $39.99 over at FYE.  The GID Kill Kats are slated to ship on August 23rd, 2018.

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Jun 19, 2018

Brent Nolasco – Gordo Marbled One-Offs

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The return of Gordo continues in style.   Brent Nolasco revived his bat character with several one-off drops at Five Points in striking colors and texture treatments.  Now, he’s just released five new Marbled one-offs each featuring a different color combo with an emphasis on neutral tones.   The Marbled Gordos are available now from Brent’s web shop for $75 each.

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Tabby x Silent Stage Gallery – How to Be Loved (6.19)

Tabby main editionAustrian street artist Tabby has collaborated with Silent Stage Gallery on a limited-edition resin of his How To Be Loved image.   The 9” sculpture features the Grim Reaper reading a self-help book for which the piece is named.   The organic black+white deco is striking and  seems inspired by Tabby’s stencil work.  How To Be Loved will be released on Wednesday (6.19) at 9AM PDT from Silent Stage in three editions – Main (70 pcs, $249.99, shown above). Silver Sickle Blade (20 pcs, $299.99) and Gold Sickle Blade (10 pcs, $349.99), Each comes with a signed and numbered Certificate of Authenticity.  May your quest for true happiness end with one of these on your shelf.

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Jun 18, 2018

Pete Fowler x Super Plastic – Alternate ‘Bran’ Janky Colorway

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Superplastic’s meteoric Janky Kickstarter ended last Friday with a whopping $547K!  If you missed out, fret not, as Superplastic has soft-launched their online store with two initial offerings – S1 Blindboxes *($10) and the Oh-No! 8” Superjanky by Mc Bess ($80).  The Series 1 product page shows a nice grid of designs including one we’ve haven’t seen before – an alternate colorway of the ‘Bran’ Janky from Pete Fowler.  This one is slightly more subdued than the wild blue+pink of the OG design. One other tidbit, both the S1 surprise boxes and the Superjanky are slated to ship in time for Christmas 2018 – which is slightly ahead of the previously mentioned January 2019 timeframe. There’s more to come with Superplastic officially launching their on-line store on Tuesday July 10th at 9 AM PDT.

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Jun 16, 2018

Great Twins x Terminator 2 – T-800 Twelfth Scale Supreme Action Figure

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Great Twins will launch its new Twelfth Scale Supreme Action Figure series with the Terminator 2: T-800 officially licensed figure.  Capturing the realism and detail of the 1/6 genre in the more practical 1/12 scale (6”), the upcoming T-800 figure features a high-level of detail throughout from the 25 points of articulation and  impressive hand-painted head sculpt of Arnold Schwarzenegger to the Terminator’s all-black PU fabric outfit and considerable arsenal of weaponry and gear. 

An excellent way to relive the classic sci-fi action film, the T-800 Twelfth Scale Supreme Action Figure includes a Terminator 2 Judgment Day display stand to complete the experience. The debut figure in this new 1/12 series is slated for release in Fall 2018 from Great Twins.

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Dehara Yukinori – Sofvi Dismantling at Giant Robot 2 (6.16)

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Dehara Yukinori returns to Giant Robot 2 for his  Sofvi Dismantling solo show opening on Saturday (6.16) from 6:30 to 10:00 PM. The latest iteration of his sofubi toy show promises something different.  From the name and the preview pics, it looks like Dehara will be offering figures built by mixing and matching parts from his large catalog of designs.  This is mixed parts taken to the extreme, not just different color parts from one sculpt, but different colors and sculpts…  

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Opening: Saturday, June 16th 2018 (6:30 – 10 PM)

Giant Robot 2
2062 Sawtelle Blvd. 
Los Angeles, CA 90025

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Deadly Delivery – Brundlefly and The Nameless Terror (6.16)

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Deadly Delivery is back with two frightening new minis to make your mailbox scream with joy. Both the debut edition of The Brundlefly from Vilesore and the flesh edition of The Nameless Terror from Zectron will drop on Saturday (6.15) at 10 AM PDT from the DD shop for $25 each

Inspired by The Fly, The Brundlefly is Vilesore’s take on a human-fly hybrid creature, beast.  It debuts in a slimey snot green resin.  The flesh version of Zectron’s Beastmaster inspired monster is the last hurrah for this sculpt – don’t miss out.

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Jun 15, 2018

Superplastic – Janky Kickstarter Ending in Style (6.15)

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After a crazy 30 day ride, the unbelievably successful Janky Kickstarter from Superplastic ends today (6.15) at 6 PM PDT with $540k+ so far.   If you haven’t yet backed the brand-new platform from Paul Budnitz and Huck Gee, there’s still a bit of time left.  There are also a few new add-ons: a brand-new Ro-Mu-Lo Red Eye Superjanky (8”) from El Grand Chamaco ($70) as well as the recently introduced King Janky the Second 3” Janky ($10).  Go get ‘em !

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Jun 14, 2018

Amanda Visell – Woodgrain Cat Bust Trio

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Amanda Visell’s new release is purr-fect (couldn’t resist!) for cat lovers.  Limited to ten sets, the Woodgrain Cat Bust Trio features three resin cats (10”, 7” and 4.5”) which Amanda has painted with her popular woodgrain deco.  The new Cat Trio is available now for $350 over at Switcheroo.   Btw, if you haven’t yet picked up the OG Cat Bust Trio featuring floral deco in a blue/green palette, there’s still one left on her shop.

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Jun 13, 2018

Lamour Supreme x MIshka x BlackBook Toy – The Beast Sludge Lottery

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BlackBook Toy revisits The Beast from Lamour Supreme x Mishka in a new double-pour unpainted edition.  The Sludge edition blends black and white vinyl for a dramatic, organic effect. The new Beast uses the same casting technique seen in BBT’s Lil Alex and Dim Dead Meat editions.

Limited to just nine precious pieces, The Beast Sludge will be released via email lottery for ¥21,000 (~$191) from Thursday (6.14) at 8 AM PDT through Sunday (6.17) at 7:59 AM PDT.  To enter drop an email to [email protected] with ‘Sludge Beast Lottery Entry’ as the subject and be sure to include  your Name, Mailing Address (with Zip Code and Country), Telephone #, ‘Item: Sludge Beast’ and IG Name if you have one.  See the BBT product page for full details on the figure + lottery.

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Ron English x k.olin tribu – Temper Tot Black (6.14)

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k.olin tribu has joined forces once again with Ron English for the return of the artist’s power packed youngster. In contrast to the all-white OG edition, the new Temper Tot Black porcelain figure features Ron’s well-known character rocking black shorts.  Limited to 50 pieces, the new edition (~7”) is cast in high quality porcelain in Limoges, France and will arrive in a luxury box. The high-end Temper Tot Black porcelain drops on Thursday (6.14) at 9 AM PDT for £308.33 (~$364) from Art And Toys.

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Jun 12, 2018

Brent Nolasco – ‘Arc of Time’ Available Now

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Brent Nolasco has released the first edition of his enigmatic Arc of Time resin figure.  The first edition of his beast with a huge heart  is cast in five rotocast parts and painted in gloss gray. It stands 11” tall when attached  to the included solid-cast base via the clear acrylic dowl  Arc of Time is available now from Brent’s web shop for $350.

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Kidrobot x ScaryGirl: Exclusive Blister The Octopus by Nathan Jurevicius

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Kidrobot has just released it’s Exclusive ScaryGirl Blister The Octopus vinyl art toy from Nathan Jurevicius and GUMS Productions.  Limited to just 50 pieces, the teal+pink colorway—part of the recent Alternate Universe Mode series—of the 8” Octopus from the ScaryGirl universe is available now from Kidrobot.com for $135.  As one of the defining toy lines in the mid 2000’s, ScaryGirl is near and dear to our hearts—a new drop is always great news.

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kaNO x ToyQube x Bruce Lee – MILK Exclusive 20” Dragon King (6.14)

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First revealed at the recent Art Vinyl HK event, MILK Magazine will release their exclusive 20” Dragon King vinyl from kaNO x ToyQube on Thursday (6.14) at 8 PM PDT from MilkCargo.com for $320 (worldwide shipping included).

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The sharp design of the MILK Exclusive plays off of the magazine’s signature white and with black + gray accents for contrast and tight definition.  This is the second release of the Bruce Lee Estate-Licensed 20” Dragon King following the OG GoD Yellow + Black.

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Jun 11, 2018

Munky King x kaNO – The Messenger Ice Edition

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Munky King has just released The Messenger Ice Edition resin figure (edition of 25, 6.5”)  on their web shop for $200.  This newest edition of the Colin Kapernick-inspired figure designed by kaNO is a low-run, premium resin edition featuring a beautiful clear frosted finish. The Ice Edition continues efforts to raise awareness and address the scourge of police brutality towards people of color, an injustice which inspired the ex-NFL Quarterback’s poignant protest of taking a knee during the national anthem prior to games.  I had a chance to see this edition up close on the episode of Toy Geeks Behind the Counter featuring MK-founder Patrick Lam and am happy to say photos hardly do it justice.  In person, it’s amazing.

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Matt Gondek x Avenue de Arts x 3DRetro -- ‘Aggression’ Art Toy Aims for Fall 2018

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Whoa.  Matt Gondek’s upcoming Aggression vinyl art toy will bring the wicked vision of his original painting (2018) of the same into glorious 3D.  In development with Avenue de Arts and 3DRetro who is handling production, the figure features a gnarly sculpt with a grizzled, drippy, ‘deconstructed’ Martian ready to slay with his battered blaster. This shot of the proto has us setup for an agonizing wait for the anticipated Fall ‘18 drop. If you can’t wait, you could scour the secondary market for his limited-edition tees featuring the Aggression image in red+gray which were available exclusively at his recent Clean Break pop-up in NYC.

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KAWS ‘Together’ Drops Via KAWSONE (6.12)

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Tomorrow’s the day.  KAWS will release three editions of his new Together vinyl  on Tuesday (6.12) at 9AM PDT via KAWSONE.  While pricing has yet to be announced, we expect the piece which features two hugging Companions to be fairly expensive(how’s that for vague…). Together will be available in black, grey, and brown editions.

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Jun 09, 2018

Amy Sol x Munky King Art Toy Dreams

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Amy Sol recently posted a snap from her meeting with Munky King featuring a few toys as well as her lovely WIP sculpture.  Munky King also reposted the image.  Could we see an Amy Sol vinyl art toy from Munky King? The outlook looks quite bright :)

While she’s known primarily as a painter, Amy has been creating sculptures alongside her paintings for a few years now. As with her paintings, many of her sculptures feature animal people such as the piece above. For reference, see photos of the completed piece as well as some of her previous sculptural work below. We’re looking forward to seeing what form transpires from the new collaboration. 

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