Mar 26, 2015
Flat Bonnie & Friends at Wondercon!
Flat Bonnie will be posted up heavy at this years Wondercon! She will have 2 new and very cute releases available for the weekend event at her booth #1749. First up is the “Sour Candy” Edition Sparq the Baby Dragon, who is limited to 20 pieces! Sparq stands 11” tall and comes with a special Wondercon sewn tag and hangtag, adoption certificate, button and sticker for $50.
Coming all the way from the forests of Endor is the BunEwok! Flat Bonnie is sporting an adorable costume for the Con, which is limited to 25 pieces. BunEwok stands 12” tall and also comes with a special Wondercon sewn tag and hangtag, adoption certificate, button and sticker for $35. If you aren’t able to attend Wondercon, you can Pre-Adopt these adorable plush on their webstore HERE.
But wait, there’s more! Just in time for Easter, we would love to introduce you to Pinkerton, a collaborative plush figure with Scott Tolleson. Pinkteron is limited to 10 pieces with the first 5 available at Wondercon. They each stand 16” tall and will retail less than $200 (they are still working out the kinks). Scott will also be making an appearance at the booth on Saturday from 1-2PM to sign and sketch.
Suicidal Tendencies x BlackBook Toy – “Cherry 1.0” Edition S"K"UM-kun
It’s finally Spring, which is when the Cherry Blossoms bloom in Tokyo. That is what has inspired BlackBook Toy’s latest colorway of S"K"UM-kun by Suicidal Tendencies. This new “Cherry 1.0” S"K"UM-kun colorway is also the first colorway to use a gloss color and might we add that it looks fantastic! Each toy comes with removable and flippable New Era hat and comes packaged in a draw string bag. They will be available HERE on March 28th for $110 each.
64 Colors x Rotofugi – It’s Spring Marshall (4.1)
Spring is in the air and Marshall is ready to come out and play. It’s Spring Marshall from 64 Colors and Rotofugi features a cute Easter-themed design. Limited to 350 pieces, this new mini marshall will be released on Wednesday, April 1st 2015 at 7:59 AM PDT from Rotofugi.com for $12.95 (+s/h)
Mar 25, 2015
Robotoki x Squid Kids Ink – Oki Release at Wondercon
Squid Kids Ink are releasing something a little bit different this year at Wondercon. This is the first time they will be releasing something not of their own design. Introducing Oki, the little mascot of Robotoki Games. Nate of Squid Kids Ink worked on the remodel of the figure, packaging and handled production. Oki will be available at their booth #1548 all weekend long during Wondercon. Each figure measures 3.75” tall and will retail $15 each. You can check out the behind the scenes of the process of Oki on the Squid Kids Ink blog HERE.
UME Toys x H.U.S.T.L.E. – KinTiki (03.26)
UME Toys and Tru:Tek have teamed up to release the all new KinTiki H.U.S.T.L.E. figures! This design was originally created alongside Martin Hairybottom as a custom bootleg for ToyCon 2013, which was then kit-bashed and re-sculpted by Richard Page of UME Toys. These will now be available this Thursday, March 26th at 9PM London Time in different colored UV resistant rubber for $12 + S&H. Expect other surprises doing the drop HERE when the time comes.
Buff Monster – GID Mister Melty (3.27) + Open Studio
Buff Monster will drop new GID Mister Melty sofubi toys this Friday (3.27) at 10 AM EDT on buffmonster.com. You can choose from regular and zombie versions in unpainted ($30) and painted ($35) editions (green+ pink). As a fun bonus, collectors who purchase both of the painted figures will receive a free unpainted GID 2-faced head. The release goes down on Friday at 10 AM EDT.
And… Buff Monster is opening Melty Manor, his studio, from Noon to 4 PM. He’ll have GID toys, a small selection of rare toys, and some original paintings for you to check out. So if you’ll be in NYC and want to drop by, drop him a line at info[at]buffmonster[dot]com.
Mar 23, 2015
Kidrobot Teases an Amanda Visell Raffy
Oooh… So for their weekly Monday tease, Kidrobot posted this look at what we’re pretty sure is a new Raffy figure from none other than Amanda Visell. In fact, we’re tempted to call it Raffy Scout since it seems to bear a resemblance to her previous self-produced Dragon Scout vinyl. It’s been a while since we’ve seen an Amanda x KR toy, looks like the wait was worth it.
Huck Gee – The Gulf OBP (3.26)
After some inspired Instagram teases, Huck Gee has officially unveiled his next timed-edition gem—The Gulf OBP. Apparently blending Mechs and racing livery has been a dream project for quite awhile, so it’s good to see him making it into a kick-ass reality.
The Gulf OBP (10”) features a Gulf Oil inspired light blue + orange scheme w/Skullhead 23, Gulf and additional insignias, rotating ball turrets. This puppy is ready for some heavy duty racing warfare. We’re loving Huck’s updated take on the OBP (Officer’s Battle Pod), a great compliment to his Skull Leader piece from the end of 2014.
Gulf OBP will be available for pre-order for 24 hours beginning on Thursday March 26th 2015 at Noon PDT from HuckGee.com for $475 (+s/h). Expect these to arrive 6-8 weeks later. It’s great to see Huck breaking free from the confines of the past with new, scratch-built pieces.
Cameron Tiede – Huxley Drops on 3.31.15
Ta-Da! After a few rounds of teasers, here’s a full look at Cameron Tiede’s newest all-natural wood figure, Huxley. Spunky, friendly and quite the character, this just might be Cameron and Wood Candy Workshop’s best release so far. In keeping with the all-natural approach, Huxley features four unpainted, unstained woods (Cherry, Walnut, Maple and Padauk) which are rubbed with satin finish oil and beeswax. He stands 5.5” tall and has magnetic movable arms for playability.
Limited to 48 pieces, Huxley comes with his own spiffy Muslin snack and cherry wood tag engraved with his serial number. He comes out to play on Monday, March 31 2015 at 6 AM CDT (4 AM PDT) and will be available for $99 (+ s/h) from WoodCandyWorkshop.com.
Brent Nolasco – Bun Bun Pre-Sale (03.25)
Brent Nolasco’s Bun Bun is almost ready for the masses! There will be a pre-sale this Wednesday, March 25th at 1PM EST through Brent’s webstore HERE. Bun Bun measures 6” tall and is comprised of two rotocasted resin parts and glass eyes. The new purple editions are all hand painted by Brent and are limited to only 10 pieces at $75 each. Expected delivery will take place during the second week of April.
Bun Bun is a sweet little friend that smells like marshmallows and gives you a tooth ache when you love him too much. He likes to play jokes on you and does stuff when you're not looking. You have to keep your eye on him. When it comes down to it, you'll always have a friend for life.
Mar 22, 2015
Cometdebris – Clear Blue & Glow Marbled Sametan (03.28)
Cometdebris will be releasing an all new and all beautiful Sametan figure on Saturday, March 28th. This new release features a clear blue and glow in the dark marbled vinyl with detail in the eyes. The marbling on this release is amazing and it looks wonderful unpainted. These will be available on the Cometdebris store for $45 each.
Mar 20, 2015
Gerald Okamura x Hyperactive Monkey – “The Golden Gunslinger” Wondercon Exclusive
Here is some very exciting news! Two reasons, this is our first post on a Wondercon exclusive and the second reason is that it’s featuring our good pal Jerome Lu of Hyperactive Monkey! Gerald Okamura known for his roles in Big Trouble in Little China and G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra, will be forever immortalized as his very own figure, which was designed by Hyperactive Monkey and produced by Mana Studios. The “Golden Gunslinger” Edition will make its debut release at this years Wondercon at the Hyperactive Monkey booth #1550. This exclusive is limited to 60 pieces and stands 3.5” tall. They all come packaged in a take-out box with a sticker and 5” x 7” matching mini-print for $60. Gerald will also be hanging out at the booth on Saturday, April 4th from 1-3PM for an autograph session. There will be free 5” x 7” mini-prints available during the signing session while supplies last!
Nerviswr3k x Suburban Vinyl – Exclusive Green Inner Child Release (03.21)
Suburban Vinyl will finally be releasing their very own Exclusive Green Inner Child figure by Nerviswr3k. The big drop will take place this Saturday, March 21st at 12PM EST both online and in store at Suburban Vinyl. Suburban Vinyl will also be a doing a golden ticket style release, where 3 lucky customer who find a sticker with their Inner Child will score one of three one-of-a-kind custom figures by the man himself.
Mar 19, 2015
Kidrobot x Simpsons - 3” Homer Buddha
Kidrobot and The Simpsons are bringing you peace, enlightenment, tranquility, and doh'nut, all wrapped in the new 3” mini version of the previously released Homer Buddha. This release will soon be hitting the shelves of Kidrobot SF, Kidrobot LV, select retailers and Kidrobot.com in just a few days. These will go for $14.99 and will make a perfect addition to your mediation rooms.
Skinner - Morgogg & Ogos Release (03.20)
On Friday, March 20th at NOON PST Skinner will be dropping the second release of his Morgogg and Ogos figures. There will only be 10 of each available, which feature a black vinyl base and an amazing mix of sprays and rubs! It gets better! Each figure also comes with a limited 8x10 giclee print, which is limited to only this run. But that’s not all! Skinner will also be doing free worldwide shipping. He ain’t done! The real kicker is, the first to purchase the Morgogg will receive a FREE unpainted black Morgogg figure. The same goes for Ogos. These will go live tomorrow in his webstore HERE for $250 each. You’re going to want to exercise those F5 fingers.
Doubleparlour’s Friday, March 20th Releases!
This Friday, March 20th, Doubleparlour will be having one heck of a release! They’ve been working on a ton of new releases, which cannot wait to make it to your toy shelves. There will be a limited number of multiple figures available, who include Brice, Figgles, Sylvie, Kiddoes, Pancakes, Odettes and who else knows what they’ve got planned. The big release will take place at 12PM PST on their webstore HERE. Be right by your computers when the time comes, because you’re not going to want to miss out on any of these amazing toys by a couple of very talented artists.
Mar 18, 2015
Emilio Garcia – Brain Heart Debuts in Pink
Emilio Garcia’s newest thoughtful creation, Brain Heart (ed of 25 + 3 AP), is now available in the debut glossy pink edition for 400 euros via his online store. In development for a year, the impressive resin piece weighs a solid 4 pounds. Look for the iconic red edition from Outland in Amsterdam for the 1st Dutchcon towards the end.
Ron English x Blackbook Toy – Camo Mousemask Murphy in Plane (3.18)
Blackbook Toy will release its Camo Mousemask Murphy in Plane from Ron English on Wednesday (3.18) at 8 PM PDT from their online store for 12960 yen (~$108). The newest version of Mousemask Murphy in Plane sofubi features Ron’s Camo pattern on both the plane and Murphy’s body and gas mask goggles. Love the classic shark mouth nose art.
Mar 17, 2015
Super7 x Secret-Base – Green Slime Vinyl Alien (03.20)
We’re wondering if it was totally coincidental that Super7 announced the upcoming release of the new Green Slime Vinyl Alien figure with Super7 on St. Patrick’s day. Regardless of todays holiday, this has got to be one of our favorite colorways so far! This release features a translucent green vinyl with an amazing black rub. The release will take place on Friday, March 20th at 12PM PST online and at both store locations in San Francisco and San Diego.
Mutant Vinyl Hardcore x Brandt Peters – Sack-Head
The sofubi gods have just given birth to this magnificent creature, Sac-Head. This is a Circus Posterus collaborative figure designed by Mutant Vinyl Hardcore and Brandt Peters. They have just received some test pulls and the only thing teased so far is the head. If you think the head sculpt is amazing, just wait until we get to see the rest of it! Please stand by along with us, as we wait for more to be revealed!
Rocketboy x Bold Machines – Nohwitz 3D Printed Figure
For the past six months, Rocketboy has been working with 3D printing accelerator/evangelist Bold Machines on Nohwitz, a spunky new art toy. Inspired by the annoying know-it-all coworker who is in fact clueless, Nohwitz will be produced by Mold Machines as a fully 3D-printed run. Designed as a 3D model, the figure includes three different hand options (hands, tentacles, and hooves) and three tooth options (molars, fangs, and tusks).
Look for a May release of a hand-painted original colorway edition (above) as well as a custom show. For those of you looking to paint one of these, Rocketboy is considering a small DIY edition as well.
We’re excited by the toy and the possibility of 3D printing as a truly viable production choice for low-run art toys.
Mar 16, 2015
Huck Gee – New Mech and Skull Leader Photo Contest
Now that Huck Gee has shipped all of his amazing Skull Leader pieces to collectors, he’s giving those collectors a chance to win one of his brand new upcoming mechs. If you’ve got a Skull Leader, take a creative picture of it and post it to instagram with the #skulleader hashtag by Monday March 23rd 2015.
The winning entry will score one of Huck’s new “Gulf” mechs based on the oh-so-cool Zentradi Officer’s Battle Pod. The new edition features a racing inspired design bearing a #23 Skullhead logo on the hood and a Gulf oil logo on the side. Perhaps we’ll see additional livery pieces featuring additional emblems of legendary racing sponsors. Speaking of branding, notice anything missing or different? This new mech is a from-scratch sculpt, not a custom of a Dunny or other KR figure.
Huxley Is On the Way from Cameron Tiede (3.31)
Awwww. Isn’t Huxley adorable? Cameron Tiede will release the next all-natural wood figure from his Wood Candy Workshop brand on Tuesday, March 31st 2015. While Cameron is keeping some of Huxley under wraps (or is that under muslin bag), what we can see of him, especially the floppy ears, is quite promising. Also, It looks like Huxley (apparently an edition of 48) will ship with a numbered wood tag—very cool! Be sure to check out the previous teasers in our first Huxley post, if you missed it, for a few more clues.
Yury Ustsinau x Kidrobot – Blueberry for Kidrobot Black Drops on 3.26
The wait is almost over. Kidrobot has just announced that the Kidrobot Black Blueberry by Yury Ustinau will drop on Thursday, March 26th at 9 AM PDT from Kidrobot.com, Kidrobot SF, Kidrobot Las Vegas, and we assume select retailers. The mysterious bust will retail for $250.
Mar 13, 2015
Alex Solis x Mighty Jaxx – Pre-Historic : Regular + Rotofugi Black (3.13)
Mighty Jaxx recently announced that Chicago artist Alex Solis won last year’s Characters contest, which they sponsored with amazing T-shirt company Threadless. His winning design, Pre-Historic, is a humorous blend of extinct species – the wooly mammoth and the 3.5” floppy disk (who remembers 5.25 or even 8” floppies?).
Mighty Jaxx will release the 4” Pre-Historic polystone figure (200 pcs, $30) in the standard painted edition from their online shop at 7 PM PDT. This follows the Chunky Knight, Solis’s first figure with Mighty Jaxx. In addition, Rotofugi will release their exclusive glossy black edition (30 pcs) as well as the standard edition at the same time (7 PM PDT) from rotofugi.com.