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Jul 31, 2018

Fools Paradise – Three Kings Two Three Black

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If you missed ACG HK last weekend, never fear the new Two Three Black is also available for pre-order directly from Fools Paradise for $285 (includes global shipping).  The latest addition to the Three Kings series completes the triumvirate of stylish figures featuring His Airness and follows the OG Red and White editions.  Limited to 398 pieces, this vinyl+pvc figure stands about 11.8” tall, comes with matching black basketball, alternate bulls head, and of course the dope black uni.   These ship Q4 ‘18.   Looking for an out of the ordinary Jordan toy?  Look no further.

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Toy Geeks Behind the Counter S2E18 – SDCC 2018 Recap

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It’s Tuesday… which means a brand-new episode of Toy Geeks Behind the Counter.  This time around, Ben, Jack and guest Scott Tolleson take a look back at SDCC 2018 by rummaging through and commenting on Ben’s Comic-Con buys.  Stream the episode from Youtube or below for our takes on new figures from  Pop Life, Kidrobot, Funko, Alex Pardee, BAIT, 1000 Toys and more.   Be sure to grab a snack before you dive in, this one clocks in at a over an hour. 

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Jul 30, 2018

Godmachine x Kidrobot – Devil 8” Dunny (7.31)

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From the mystical depths of Arcane Divination comes Devil 8” Dunny from Godmachine.  This deluxe, over-the-top, larger edition of the original 3” version from the Arcane Divination series just might be the biggest 8” Dunny to date with it’s oversized horns. Even the box inspires awe. Devil drops on Tuesday (7.31) in the standard black (+ gold) edition for $100.00 from designer toy boutiques including myplasticheart and Woot Bear. In addition to the black edition, Kidrobot will also release their exclusive edition on 7.31 at 9 AM PDT featuring what appears to be a pearlescent white finish with silver printing.  Don’t snooze, this one is not to be missed.

This new release should tide you over until the next coming of Arcane Divination – which by all accounts should be well worth the wait.

 

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Jul 27, 2018

Pop Life at ACG HK – Hong Kong Event Box (7.27 – 7.31)

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Pop Life is releasing a special SFBI Originals Hong Kong Event Box at ACG HK (7.27 – 7.31).  Celebrating the art of Ron English, the box features several SFBI figures including the Astro Boy Grin from Ron English, Lucky Cat Grin from Ron English, Popaganda x Secret Base McSupersize mini, Popaganda Collectible Coin, Popaganda x PinArts enamel pin and more.  The box is available at Pop Life’s ACG HK booth (#C17) for HK$700 (~ $89) – a great value as the contents have a retail value of HK$1500.

One of the highlights of Pop Life’s convention offerings, the SFBI Originals boxes offer a strong mix of their soft vinyl figures.  The brand has recently released boxes at Shanghai Toy Show, Pop Life FanXperience, and at SDCC 2018.  If you’re new to SFBI, they are a great way of quickly adding to your collection.

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Jul 25, 2018

Luke Chueh x VTSS -- Jiagnshi

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Beyond his signature Bear, Luke Chueh consistently comes up with clever concepts.  His upcoming Jiangshi toy with frequent collaborators VTSS delivers tongue-in-cheek Luke.  Instead of a traditional jumping ghost, Luke brings us a sneaker-wearing kid (presumably) in a Ghost Bear suit. The figure is part of Luke’s Ghost Bear project which he started after the passing of his father. 

With one amazing picture, Luke’s Jiangshi is right at the top of our ‘wanted’ list.  We’ll be sure to follow this one and bring you updates.

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Jul 24, 2018

Superplastic Launches Online Store with Brand New Toys

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Superplastic officially launched its online store today (7.24)  with pre-orders for several new releases.  First up is the trippy, geometric Punk Skull by Okuda San Miguel who’s known for his massive murals featuring heavily-faceted character designs.  The toy will stand 12” tall, be limited to just 999 pieces, and is available now for pre-order for $150.  Punk Skull will ship in early 2019. This is Superplastic’s 2nd original figure design to date, following Maximillian Ca$h from Pete Fowler.  At 12” tall, Punk Skull will be quite large, volume wise, and just might be ‘life size’ as Superplastic suggests.

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Superplastic also launched a pre-order for the Oh No! Special Blackout Edition Superjanky (8”) by McBess which is an inverse variant of the previously announced Oh No! design.  The new inverse design is available for $80 and slated to ship in December of this year.

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Finally, if you’re looking to show everyone your love for Superplastic, the brand is giving you a way to do so in style with four new shirt designs – shipping in October ‘18.

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Toy Geeks Behind the Counter S2 E17 -- ‘You Made It Gross-er’

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The Toy Geeks are back with a brand-new episode.  Toy Geeks Behind the Counter S2 E17 features Ben, George, Sarah Jo and Jack (yours truly) chatting about toys, dodging Raptors, and enjoying ‘safe’ pretend Kinder Eggs. Watch it on Youtube or below.  Ok here’s a more detailed list of what put in our two cents about :  Jurassic World "Blue" Mask - Frank Kozik 5 inch Murder Dunny - 1990's TMNT Baby Turtles Box Set - Tristan Eaton's Starbucks Collection - Kinder Chocolate Eggs - Jeff Gillette's Minksy - Super Plastic's Janky Toys. After a bit of a hiatus to reorganize, the show should be back on a weekly schedule.  Stay tuned for more geekiness!

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Aaron Craig x Pobber – McGreasy

McGreasy Front Fast Food can be fast, fun, but then there’s that …  food coma.  Pobber’s new McGreasy vinyl from Aaron Craig captures that ‘experience’ and also serves as a fun Springfield warning to those who might make a steady diet out of burgers ‘n fries. Featuring a slobbering, very purple Homer with a burger-in-hand, Take It Greasy stands 6.5” tall, is limited to 200 pieces and is available for pre-order now from Pobber for $79

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Jul 18, 2018

Hebru Brantley x MINDstyle – Fly Boy 18” at SDCC

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Ever since MINDstyle released the 18” Fly Boy vinyl art toy from Hebru Brantley at the Shanghai Toy Show in April, collectors have been looking for a stateside opportunity to add this impressive piece to their shelves.  The wait is over.  The large format Fly Boy will be available for $350 at SDCC from the Pop Life booth [#4845].

If you’re wondering about the origins of Fly Boy, there’s a really nice artist statement about the character after the jump.

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Giant Robot at SDCC – Dehara, Yoskay Yamoto, James Jean and More

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Giant Robot returns to SDCC in their familiar spot [booth #1729] with several releases including an exclusive Satoshi sofubi from Dehara with purple skin – very nice.  GR will also have several small drawings from Yoskay Yamamoto, and new pins from none other than James Jean.  Be sure to drop by the booth to check out these and other surprises.

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52 Toys – SDCC Sofubi

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China’s 52 Toys will be at SDCC with several sofubi releases from several of their artists and brands.  From Saibooku22 comes a GID Ghozilla Baby with rubbed paint (perfect for daytime display) as well as three versions of the new Lotus Carp and Boy figure – Gold, Silver, and lime green.   Oddcraft has three SDCC releases including Iron Kwanyin by DA.LI, Mini FooDog by Zhelong, and Taster by Crybag Design.  All of this and more is waiting for you at booth #4734.

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FYE x Andrew Bell – Exclusive Karoshi San Working Late at SDCC

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FYE will release their exclusive Karoshi San Working Late Edition from Andrew Bell at SDCC.  The cleverly named edition brings you Bell’s Salary Man in bright, brilliant GID.  It will be available at the FYE booth which is part of the Dumbrella island [#1335].  FYE also has a special pop-up at the nearby Horton Plaza that will be offering several exclusives including several XXRAY releases from Jason Freeny.  

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Jul 17, 2018

Ron English x Pop Life – Punk Skunk, Mad Glad Boy, & Lucky Cat Grin at SDCC

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Pop Life is bring the Ron English magic with several new releases from their SFBI Originals line set for SDCC [booth #4845].  In addition to the pair of previously mentioned Looney Tunes Grin figures, Ron will also have the Punk Skunk Convention Exclusive ($125) in metallic purple with teal accents (oooh…).   There’s also the stateside debut of OG Mad Glad Boy ($100) which celebrates an American dining institution.  Finally, there’s the hard to come by Lucky Grin Cat Convention Exclusive in ‘Lucky Red’ ($75).

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Munky King at SDCC: Prisoner XL Black Beauty + Annual Party

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Munky King will be at SDCC once again [booth #4851] with a pair of exclusives and they’ll be hosting their annual SDCC party at Bar Basic on Thursday (7.19). This year brings a double dose of Luke Chueh with two new releases debuting at the show.  In addition to the previously blogged about Honey Bear (10th Anniversary Possessed), MK will also debut the new Prisoner XL Black Beauty. The larger format resin will include large pill bottle (w/prescription label), a small bag of black gel caps (nice touch), and a bonus black glossy regular-sized Prisoner.  All of this Black Beauty addiction can be yours for $250.

This year’s party at Bar Basic (7.19) will feature live painting + a silent auction with a twist.  Black light! That’s right, the artists will be painting under black lights with UV active paint.  This year’s lineup includes Bwana Spoons, Scott C., Luke Chueh, Rocom, Carly Ealey, Bill McMullen and Martin Hsu.

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Ron English x Looney Tunes x Pop Life Debut at SDCC

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For SDCC 2018, Pop Life will debut two new Looney Tunes projects from Ron English.  Sporting the artist’s signature ‘grin’, both the Speedy Gonzales and  Yosemite Sam figures are part of the SFBI Originals line which is inspired by vintage sofubi.    Both will be available as advanced releases at the Pop Life booth [#4845] for $75 each.

These officially licensed figures should help spread the power of Grin far and wide.  There’s more Ron English x Looney Tunes fun to come including Marvin the Martian and Pepe Le Pew.

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Jul 15, 2018

Huck Gee x BAIT x Robotech – Hunter Debuts at SDCC !

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Whoa!  The rumored and heavily anticipated Huck Gee x Robotech crossover figures from BAIT are almost here!  The Hunter (a riff on the Cyclone) will drop in both a standard white edition and an SDCC exclusive bronze edition for $120 each.  The white will be available at the BAIT San Diego (920 5th Ave).   These stand about 8” tall and are loaded with articulation.

These came out great. Hyper detailed Robotech style as re-imagined by Huck.  Aces!

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Woot Bear at SDCC: Scott Wilkowski Collabs

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Woot Bear will be making the trip down for SDCC with two new Scott Wilkowski collabs available via the Hyperactive Monkey booth [#5640] on Friday (7.20) at 12 PM. First up is the brand-new Woot Bear: A Real Woot Hero mini ($25) in two variants – Woot Ninja and the Hyperactive Monkey Ninja which is a collab with Jerome Lu.  Each features a different head sculpt – Woot Ninja has a bear head with covered face, while Jerome’s version has a smiling monkey head. Jerome also designed the inspired blister packaging.  Snake Eyes or Storm Shadow?

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If you’re looking for some of that double pour/”infected” magic that Scott’s famous for, the  Resin Master Uamou Minis ($50) are calling your name. These smaller (1.5”) versions are inspired by the OG Resin Master Uamou figures which dropped at last year’s comic-con.  No word yet on when these will be available.  Secret Strategy: drop by booth #5640 early and often!

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Beefy and Co. – SDCC Plush

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Beefy and Co. has several exclusives and debuts set for SDCC 2018 (7.18 – 7.22) including the awe-inspiring Kaiju King which stands a towering 16”.  The plush ride continues with the new Phobepoo as well as two limited edition plush – Chakra Kyubipoo (Fox of Nine Tails) and Shadow Bulbapoo. Both of the limited ones are editions of 100 and will be available for $30. 

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Beefy and Co. will also debut their brand-new PixBrix Poo sets—Unipoo and Pegapoo.  Build your own Poo! Dig the fun concept. These should be a nice compliment to the brand’s ever-expanding plush line.   Oh and be ready for new apparel as well.  Get it all at the Beefy and Co. booth [#5051].

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3DRetro – SDCC Exclusives from Coop, Dok A, KRK Ryden & Nathan Ota

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3DRetro has lined up four exclusives for SDCC 2018.  Let’s start with Mickey Finn from Coop in a stylish, crazy limited edition (50 pcs, $50) rocking both matte and glossy gold. Matte + Glossy is normally done in black, so it’s nice to see a different take.  In person, this one is nice. 

Staying with the precious metals, comes a new Anesthesia from Doktor A in silver (50 pcs, $100)  with a reddish patina .   SDCC also brings the return of Moe Hawk from KRK Ryden.  First released in a full color version at DesignerCon, the punk skater strikes back with a stylized mono-ish edition (150 pcs, $60) with a bluish gray.

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Finally, 3DRetro will releases a new Coozie from Nathan Ota in a sublime GID edition.  What really sets this apart is that it doesn’t look like a GID piece.  Instead of the pasty white/slightly green appearance, the SDCC Coozie  (100 pcs, $100) brings a vibrant swath of greens

All of these exclusives will be available at the 3DRetro booth [5250].  In addition to their in-house releases, 3DRetro will also have a signing+release from Tokidoki as well as releases from 1000 Toys.

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Jul 13, 2018

Luke Chueh x Kidrobot – Wannabe Dunny (7.13)

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For Friday the 13th, Kidrobot unleashes Luke Chueh’s misfit take on platform toys with the 5” Wannabe Dunny. Dimly lit, this one might be mistaken as a Dunny dead ringer.  Under the bright lights, this one doesn’t quite fit in. The familiar contour is disrupted with a head sculpt that forcefully blends his iconic bear and KR’s signature platform.  Limited to 1500 pieces, Wannabe arrives on Friday at 7 AM PDT on Kidrobot.com and from your favorite art toy shops.

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RecycleC x TAG – Blood Sacrifice Takhon (7.13)

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The new Blood Sacrifice Takhon (7.5”) might just be the best edition of the ceremonial sofubi from Thai artist RecycleC and Toy Art Gallery.  The beautifully primal edition blends black and red/orange with gold accents. The excellent paintings evokes the feel of time-worn rituals, artifacts and temples.   Blood Sacrifice drops on Friday (7.13) at 12 PM PDT for $95 from the TAG Web Shop.

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Nathan Hamill – SDCC KeylimeCat

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Surprise!  Nathan Hamill and Science Patrol have cooked up (baked?) an SDCC Exclusive Burgercat sofubi (2.75”).  The KeylimeCat edition will be available from the War Machine Marketing booth [#1415] on Saturday (7.21) for $25.  Nathan will be signing at the booth on Saturday at 3 PM.

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Flat Bonnie Has a Trio of SDCC Exclusives

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Flat Bonnie’s Yukari has been burning the midnight oil meticulously sewing three new exclusives for SDCC 2018 (7.18 – 7.22).  Her capable hands turn vinyl pleather, faux fur and fleece into the cutest cosmic warriors you’ve ever seen. Each pays homage to a Galaxy, Far Far Away in adorable, plush fashion. While you might not be able to manage a quick jaunt to Kashyyyk or Endor, you can adopt Baby BunEwok (4.5”, $20) from the Giant Robot booth [#1729]  and Baby Fuzzball (100 pcs, 4.5”, $20) from the DKE Toys booth [#5045].

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Bringing you the best of both worlds, Flat Bonnie has brings BunEwok to your wall with a 12x12” plush portrait mounted on a wood frame.  Limited to just ten pieces, these will be available for $100 from DKE Toys [#5045].

If you can’t make it to SDCC, a limited number of Baby BunEwoks are available for pre-order from Flat Bonnie’s web shop.  While no pre-orders are available for the DKE exclusives, be sure to check in with them after the show about remaining stock.

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Jul 09, 2018

Kidrobot SDCC Exclusives -- Jeremyville Chia Dunny, Sanrio Plush and Bob’s Burgers

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Updated: Detailed info on Jeremyville Chia Dunny + pricing.

Kidrobot’s  SDCC 2018 Exclusives offer fun, creative takes on beloved pop culture characters. Yesterday we put this post up with basic information based on an initial preliminary press release. Now with additional information from KR press, here’s a more detailed look at what to expect from the KR booth [#5145].

First up is a Chia-inspired Jeremyville Dunny. Turns out this 5” Dunny is indeed a chia planter. From the shot of the Dunny out of the box, prior to planting, it appears that it features a clever design with an inner terra-cotta element and shiny/glossy exterior – planter and toy all-in-one.  It comes ready to grow with an included seed packet and will retail for $40.

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Bob’s Burgers fans will be laser-focused on the SDCC Exclusive Bobcephala Medium Figure which features Bob’s all-in face paint as seen in the popular Brony-inspired The Esquestranauts episode. Don’t be surprised to see this variant of the 7” vinyl ride off into the sunset.

Finally, Kidrobot will be serving up a menu of soft, cuddly toy food featuring Hello Kitty and her Sanrio pals. In a bit of a twist, the kitty fries ($35) are the main course (size wise at least) with individual fries that can removed from the stylish plush container—clever!  Where there are fries, there must be burgers, right?.  KR’s new 2.5” burger charm plush minis ($10) include Hello Kitty, Keroppi, My Melody, Little Twin Stars, Badtz Maru and more.

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Brent Nolasco – Dream Weaver in Shadow Gray

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Brent Nolasco’s Dream Weaver character returns in a new vision.  The new Dream Weaver replaces the figure’s previous squat seated body with a brand-new standing/upright one.  Compared to the OG release back in November of 2016, the new figure has a distinct feel – perhaps less shaman-like and thus more open to the viewer’s interpretation.

The reworked Dream Weaver debuts in a glossy Shadow Gray edition. Cast as five part solid resin figure, the 7” figure is available now for $80 from Brent’s web shop

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