Oct 01, 2018
3A Pushes the 1/6 Envelope with The Last Knight Megatron
Heads up! 3A is now taking pre-orders for their officially-licensed The Last Knight Megatron 1:6 figure. 1:6 is really a toy category all its own, where the mantra is detail, detail and more detail or perhaps, more, more, more! The new TLK Megatron seems to tick all the boxes and then some at 19” tall, a gnarly 70 points of articulation (not a typo), bad ass sculpt, LED eyes and LED Fusion Cannon details and plenty of accessories.
Did we mention that if the Standard Edition ($468) doesn’t quite measure up for you, there’s a Deluxe Edition ($488) which includes the Brute Shield accessory. There’s also a 50% deposit program for each edition, which lets you pay half now, and half before the armored one ships. Both editions include world-wide shipping with delivery set for sometime in Q3 2019. If you’re not a 1:6 convert and this seems a bit over-the-top, it’s all about achieving movie realism – bringing the characters from the screen to your shelf as accurately as possible.
Get Your Boba! Black Gold Pre-Order Starts on 10.4
It’s Boba time! That’s right, up next is the oh-so-sexy Black Gold edition of Luke Chueh’s ever-popular galactic play on words, cultural mashup sculpture in resin (9.5”). This edition looks great—from the shiny to the darker jacket and the boba (drink) which looks better than ever.
Flabslab will open pre-orders for at least 48 hours beginning on Thursday (10.4) at 8 AM PDT from their web store for $300 each. These should start shipping in about 3 months. After that point, Flabslab will offer additional units for sale at a slightly higher price, a fairly standard practice for art multiples. So if you want one, now’s the time.
High Fives of The Gold Hand + Energy Circulators from Steve Ferrera
Steve Ferrera has re-stocked his web shop with new teeny, tiny resin editions. First up is the happy, go-lucky appearing High Fives of the Gold Hand (edition of 3, 4.5”, $100) in athat comes with several included goodies: 5x7” Pacifist print, random bonus print, and the To Touch the Sun four postcard set.
Ferrera also has new Energy Circulators of the Micaceous Oxide variety (edition of 2, 4”, $120). These little stone-like characters have a natural, gray appearance. As with the High Fives, these come with the 5x7” Pacifist print, random bonus print, and the To Touch the Sun four postcard set.
Brent Nolasco -- Arc of Time Materializes in Black + Red for NYCC
The NYCC news continues to flow from myplasticheart with word of an NYCC micro run of Brent Nolasco’s Arc of Time in primal black + red. The new painted edition will be available for $200 at the mph booth [#888]. If you’re looking for an alternative to the mass appeal of brightly-hued sofubi, Brent’s self-sculpted beast with a big heart offers a ticket to a very different ride. To dive deeper, check out our initial Arc of Time feature from March of this year.
Creepy from Coté Escrivá x Thundermates Drops on Tuesday (10.2)
After an aborted first release earlier this month due to apparent website problems, the a new online release for Coté Escrivá’s Creepy G is set for Tuesday (10.2) at 7 AM PDT from the Thundermates online shop. First released at Yohood in Shanghai at the end of August, the debut edition of the artist’s take on Goofy features his skeletal aesthetic and a light pastel design.
On Deck from Sad Salesman: Symbiosis
The Sad Salesman seems to never rest. Ideas flow, characters sprout, and toy after toy comes to life. Next up is Symbiosis. Due in the fall in vinyl, this one is based on an original sculpture sold at Five Points Fest (2017). Based on the 3D sculpt, the vinyl will bring a revised feel to the figure – the quirky body having morphed into a more uniform, ‘fit’ shape. Perhaps some of the changes were driven by production needs such as a uniform ‘neck’ for the little one to fit into. One to watch.
NYCC Camocats by Plushplay Bring Resin+Plush Hybrid Fun
The Shades of Grey Camocats from Mariangela Tan (Plushplay) are headed to NYCC. The latest litter of her novel hybrid figures—featuring a resin exterior and a plush face—are cast in variations of grey/white. They will be available for $65 each from myplasticheart.
Don’t Miss ‘Look What I Caught!’ by Chris Ryniak
Chris Ryniak has released a brand-new adorable print -- ‘Look What I CaughtLook What I Caught’. The 5x7” signed giclee print has us thinking ‘Can I keep him? Please…’. Available now for just $15 from Bindlewood.
Jason Freeny x Mighty Jaxx ‘Smart Bomb’ in Blue Debuts at NYCC
Following on the heels of the recently released Pink Edition, Tenacious Toys will release Smart Bomb from Jason Freeny x Mighty Jaxx in Exclusive Blue Edition at their NYCC booth [#780] for $119 each. Limited to 100 pieces, the 8” vinyl will debut in very limited quantities at the booth with the remainder available online.
Mitsurin Exclusive Utubokaeru Ikoma by Skulltula
If you’re on the hunt for Skulltula’s Utubokaeru (Pitcher Plant Frog), Mitsurin (Jungle) will be releasing their Exclusive Ikoma Utokaeru on October 13 (Japan Time) via Jungle’s online store for ¥6000 (~ $53). Named after Ikoma, a city known for Pitcher Plants, the exclusive edition of the frog + carnivorous plant toy features a yellow-green spray on light blue-green frog plus wide-open eyes in contrast to the stylized eyes of previous editions.