May 25, 2016
Toy Art Gallery x Splurrt – Ghost of Broken Bones (5.27)
The wait for a new edition of Splurrt’s Broken Bones is over. Toy Art Gallery will release the Ghost of Broken Bones cast in sparkling clear vinyl with silver glitter on Friday (5.27) @ 12 PM PDT from the TAG web shop for $70 + (s/h). Really striking edition, this one. Also, be on the lookout for a painted edition (below)
May 24, 2016
Andrew Bell - Blue Collar Edition Karoshi San
Andrew Bell’s poor little Karoshi has been worked to the bone and is in much need of a vacation in your toy collection! The new "Blue Collar" edition will soon be available at your favorite toy retailers. This edition features an opening suitcase that shows its death certificate, which so happens to also be its edition number (limited to 150). Each figure will retail $65 each and will make a great piece to add to your Andrew Bell shelf!
Gary Ham x Andrew Bell x Pobber Toys - Winter Nightmare Nightstalker Edition
Pobber Toys will soon be coming out with a new edition of Gary Ham's Autumn Stag. This isn't the mini-version whatsoever! This is the full-sized 28" tall display, which has gotten a make over by Andrew Bell. Here we have the new Nightstalker Edition Winter Nightmare, which will feature new sculpted parts and accessories! Pobber mentions that pre-orders will be opening soon, so please stay tuned! Side Note: With Winter and Autumn being done, can we expect Spring and Summer to be done as well? Could these be designed by other artists as well? Let's wait and find out!
Super7 x Gargamel - Beastman Sofubi Release at Power-Con 2016! (6.4 - 6.5)
What better event for Super7 x Gargamel to release their second figure in their Sofubi Masters of the Universe line than Power-Con 2016! The Green Prototype Beastman figure (5”) complete with whip(!) will be released exclusively through the Super7 booth at Power-Con from June 4th - 5th. Each figure will retail $65 a pop!
Brent Nolasco – Sonny Purple Haze
Just a few days after revealing a test pull, Brent Nolasco has released the debut edition of his reworked Sonny figure (6.5”). Purple Haze is cast in translucent pearlescent purple resin by Deadhandtoys. Packaged in bag with header card, the shiny new bat is available from Brent’s webshop for $60 (+s/h).
May 23, 2016
God Machine x Mighty Jaxx – ‘Death’ Polystone
Mighty Jaxx has released its firstcollectible from UK artist God Machine—he of the relentlessly dark and meticulously rendered stuff of glorious nightmares. Aptly and simply titled Death, the shadowy polystone figure is cloaked in black robes and features electropated golden skull and hands. Standing 8” tall and limited to 200 pieces, God Machine’s Death is available now for preorder from Mighty Jaxx’s webshop for $100 (+s/h).
May 19, 2016
Kidrobot Vault (5.24)
Ever wish you could go back in time and secure some of those old Kidrobot Classic Vinyl toys we all know and love? Well, Kidrobot will be making that a reality for those with very quick checkout fingers! On Tuesday, May 24th at 10AM MST on the Online Kidrobot Store, they will be having a vault sale, which will feature old sold out releases from their archives in uber limited quantities. Curious as what mysterious oddities they may release, be sure to follow them on their Instagram, Twitter and Facebook for sneak peeks!
Amanda Visell x Kidrobot – Buck Wethers 8” Dunny (5.20)
Amanda Visell’s Buck Wethers 8” Dunny drops this Friday (5.20) from Kidrobot, myplasticheart, rotofugi, and most likely your local art toy purveyor for a suggested retail of $69.99. Perhaps inspired by her own adventures as a part-time vegetable/chicken/dragon farmer, Buck Wethers is a laid back country sort, ready for whatever transpires in a pair of comfy overalls. In addition to the standard colorway, there’s also a KR exclusive color (“White”) with green overalls and tan/brown skin.
Chris Ryniak – Pea Soup Bugbite
Pssst. If you’ve been looking to add a Chris Ryniak beastie to your collection, now’s a good time. This cute little guy is Pea Soup Bugbite. He’s 2” tall so he’ll fit nearly anywhere you see fit and at $18 (+s/h) you probably won’t have to resort to a week of instant ramen either. Go adopt one at Bindlewood.
Secret Base x Toy Art Gallery –- Spongebob DX Pink Glitter (5.20)
Spongebob is back in sofubi with an extra does of style. The Secret Base x Toy Art Gallery Spongebob DX Pink Glitter figure drops on Friday, May 20th 2016 @ 12 PM PDT from Toy Art Gallery’s web shop for $90 (+ s/h). This time around, Bob is cast in pink glitter vinyl with an outer clear vinyl shell. This release also includes a bonus double-sided matching key charm.
May 18, 2016
Clutter x Scott Wilkowski – Raspberry Beret Infected Dunny (5.19)
Heads up! In a bit of a sudden announcement, Clutter will release its new exclusive Raspberry Beret Infected Dunny (50 pcs) from Scott Wilkowski on Thursday (5.19) at 12 PM EDT (9 AM PDT) for $60 (+s/h) from their web shop. A nice nod to a legend, this translucent pink-red edition is the fifth Infected Dunny so far. As with the others, the 3” piece features the artist’s signature double-pour resin technique with embedded skeleton.
May 17, 2016
Super7 x Power-Con – Slime Green M.O.T.U.S.C.L.E. Trash Can (6.4-6.5)
Super7 have come up with what we think will be one of the most popular items at this years Power-Con 2016! Check out the exclusive Slime Green M.O.T.U.S.C.L.E. Trash Can figures! This is the first ever new colorway release, as well as a new packaging for their M.U.S.C.L.E. figures. The top of the lid even features Skeletor’s face and some amazing artwork on the plastic wrap. Each can will contain a full set of wave 1 M.O.T.U.S.C.L.E. figures, which include He-Man, Skeletor, Teela, Man-At-Arms, Beastman, Trap-Jaw, Mer-Man, Whiplash, Tri-Klops, Buzz-Off, Man-E-Faces and Ram-Man for $25. These will only be available at Power-Con on June 4th and 5th at the Torrance Marriott Redondo Beach Hotel. More info on Power-Con HERE!
Marsham Toy Hour – Episode 10 with Chris Ryniak & Amanda Louise Spayd
The Marsham Toy Hour is happy to have their first couple/duo guests, Chris Ryniak and Amanda Louise Spayd! They cover some amazing topics in this two part show, such as art toys, intellectual properties, and fun couple games! Take a listen with Gary Ham and Tyler Ham for their 10th episode by checking them out on their Podbean, Stitcher and iTunes.
Brent Nolasco – Sonny
Brent Nolasco has been working closely with Deadhand Toys to bring to you the new and approved Sonny figure! They’ve given him a little facelift with the an addition of a new friend hanging out upon his arm. Above is just a test pull, which means a release is soon to come out! We cannot wait to see how Brent prettys up his new figure.
May 16, 2016
Stranger Factory x Otto Bjornik – Exclusive Bai Chu Li-Fu (5.20)
Update: Corrected price.
Stranger Factory will release their exclusive Li-Fu Bai Chu resins (5.5”) from Otto Bjornik on Friday (5.20) @ 12 PM PDT for $125 (+s/h) from their webshop. Limited to 35 pieces, Li-Fu features a 1:7 gold chase (necklace + hat ornament). Overall the green + black design is quite sharp and fits nicely into the walking zombie myth.
Li-Fu : Nature
Green Li-Fu contains the mighty power of nature. Forged in the forest and tempered in verdant environments, the Li-Fu edition communes with nature spirits to hone in on Bai-Chu’s targets every single time (however, being green, he is a bit gullible).
The miniscule vampire stands approximately 5 ½” tall (you may need to stoop down quite low to hear him shouting “Biteyoubiteyoubiteyou!”as he is very very small). He is cursed with a rigid resin body emulating the smooth vampiric skin of his kind, and a neodymium magnet that pulls him towards your refrigerator (an indignity Bai Chu will probably never forgive you for).
His magnetic restraining talisman with the words “I Hunger” written in beautiful Chinese calligraphy is removable, and you may need to reattach it should Bai Chu prove too much to handle!
Michelle Valigura and Amanda Visell – Stardust Skunk + Stinker
Amanda Visell and Michelle Valigura are back from Thailand with a brand-new Stardust Skunk + Stinker resin set—ahhh glitter. They’ve also got a limited quantity of their Thailand Toy Expo Edition Elephant and Rider. Both are limited to 25 pcs and are available now for $90 each (+s/h) from Switcheroo.
May 15, 2016
Fools Paradise – Pre-Order Darkside K.X1 at Coin Rides Game #3
Fools Paradise is now taking pre-orders for the third release in its ongoing Star Wars-themed Coin Rides Game series. So far we’ve seen a Sand Trooper (Sand K.Troop #1) atop a Dewback and Boba Fett (Boba K.Slave #2) taking flight on Slave I. This time around with Darkside K.X1Darkside K.X1, Darth Keiko has got herself a Tie Fighter to ride, if only someone will give her a coin or two to make it go.
As with the other two, the sculpting and paint look top-notch. The ship design is at once recognizable and detailed yet altered just enough to have a looser, ‘fun’, kiddie ride vibe. The two ride support columns feature ball-joints for side-to-side action/posability.
Limited to a maximum of 500 pieces, Darkside K.X1 (~ 12” assembled) is available for preorder now through May 26th, 2016 from Fools Paradise for $299 (includes global shipping). The toys will ship in Q3.-->
Yamakichiya x BlackBook Toy x Frank Kozik – Exclusive Lil Alex Evil Mum Edition
The oh so red Lil’ Alex Evil Mum Edition from Frank Kozik brings the sexy with a translucent red head + mask and gold + green glitter hat—colors inspired by his classic advert/poster for designer Anna Sui. Created exclusively for Japanese toy shop Yamakichiya by BlackBook Toy, limited stock of the Evil Mum edition is available for pre-order from the Yamakichiya web shop for 13,500 yen (~ US$1208).
May 14, 2016
Red Hot Style – Painted Canadian Hairless (5.16)
After the recent release of an unpainted orange edition, Red Hot Style is back with a wild painted edition of their Canadian Hairless slush cast soft vinyl figure. This time around the unusual spyhnx cat figure has a ‘hot’ paint job with what almost look like pools of lava. Limited to 42 pieces, this one is set for release on 5.16 China time (~ day ahead of USA) for $110 (+s/h). To order drop an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sickboy x Life and Death USA Edition (5.19)
Chicago-based Line Dot will release a new hand-embellished USA edition of UK street artist Sickboy’s Life and Death resin sculpture (3 x 7 x 10.5”, edition of 10, $850) on Thursday (5.19) at their gallery and then will offer remaining stock on Friday morning from their web shop. The new four-color Blue + Purple edition features a coffin character—a frequent symbol in his work challenging death—and follows the original Orange + Red UK edition. The striking and humorous sculpt builds on the strength of the character with intricate relief details—a stream of text, symbols, and more—on the sides of the coffin. This symbolic texture seems to comment, in part, on life lived to its fullest as seen with the “#1” seal imagery. Sick Boy has hand-painted a fractured abstract scene on the rear of the coffin—a nice touch right in line with his street art background.
Sick Boy || Life and Death USA Edition Release
Thursday, May 19th (6- 10 PM)
1023 N Western Ave
Chicago, Illinois 60622
Ian Ziobrowski – Space Dabs
Ian Ziobrowski (Nugglife) has dropped a new cosmically herby resin figure. Limited to just five pieces, Space Dabs is the latest incarnation of Waxy, complete with intergalactic pipe and a little side table with ‘baked goods’. Ian makes these by hand, from the 3-part resin figure to the painting. Dabs is available for $95 (+ s/h) from his web shop.
Jesse Narens – Blue and Brown Stegoforest + Acorn Warriors
Jesse Narens has released two new editions of his Stegoforest (7” long) + Acorn Warrior (2” long) sofubi sets for $60/set from his web shop. The first edition is cast in brown vinyl with silver, red, and black spray. The second features a light blue vinyl (not quite as saturated as shown in photo) with orange, green and black spray. Due to factory issues, these may be the last Stegoforest releases for the foreseeable future. So if you love the look of these stylish toys, the time is now.
Peter Kato x Woot Bear – Exclusive Bedtime Bunnies Release Event (5.14)
Over the past two years, Peter Kato’s heartfelt Bedtime Bunnies have brightened days and nights worldwide. To celebrate, Peter and Woot Bear have teamed up on a special collection of exclusive Bedtime Bunnies resins featuring cozy slippers based on the gallery’s mascot. Plus, each of the exclusives comes with a surprise mini resin – either a duck or a cat-cap.
Available in Blue (10 pcs), Yellow (10 pcs), Violet (10 pcs), Pink (10 pcs), Green (5 pcs) and Cream (5 pcs) editions, the Woot Bear Bedtime Bunnies are available now at Woot Bear’s webshop for $45 (+s/h). For those in the bay area, Woot Bear is also hosting a release event tonight (5.14) from 6 to 9 PM with Peter at their San Francisco location.
Peter Kato || Bedtime Bunnies Birthday Release and Signing
Saturday, May 14th (6-9 PM)
Woot Bear and Kidrobot San Francisco
1512 Haight St.
San Francisco, CA 94117
May 13, 2016
Brent Nolasco – First Look at Ziggy
Seemingly sculpting and creating nonstop, Brent Nolasco is pushing the evolution of his recent creature line—Bun Bun, Barse, Felix, Sonny, Mousie, Sitting in a Pretty Daze—with his brand-new creation, Ziggy. Perhaps the most wicked so far, Ziggy is a devilish one with large pincer claws and little spider minions crawling on and through him. As with his brethren, Ziggy will be released as an upcoming 2-part resin figure by TaskOne/Wearenottoys.
TAG x James Groman – In the Flesh B.C. Blasters (5.13)
Following the previous sold-out purple release, Toy Art Gallery will release their In the Flesh B.C. Blasters from James Groman on Friday (5.13) @ Noon pdt from the TAG web store for $35 each or the set of 5 for $140.