Jan 17, 2017
Inkspace Visuals – Headspace Calaveras (1.18.17)
Inspired by Dia De Los Muertos, the new Headspace Calaveras custom series from Rob Ramirez of Ink Visuals offers a new triple-threat vision of Luke Chueh’s popular figure. The concept flows from the hand-done imagery and the three heads, one each for the past, present and future. Rob’s created four different versions – black, white, black + white flakes(oreo, shown above) and white + black flakes (cookies ‘n cream). All four customs will drop on Wednesday (1.18.17) at 6 PM Pacific from the Ink Visuals web shop for $200 each (+ s/h).
Shawnimals – Ninjatown Sticker Club Kickstarter
If you love Shawnimals’ Ninjas and stickers, you’ll definitely be excited to hear about the Ninjatown Sticker Club. In the process of working on a new Ninjatown logo, Shawn created several fun designs/sketches that got him thinking about making a new series of stickers which he could offer via a club, 1 per month for a year (+ bonus stickers). To join in on the fun, head on over to the Kickstarter page where you can subscribe for a year of stickers for $24 (+ s/h)—the first stickers will arrive in February. If you’re down, don’t sleep on this. Membership is limited to 100 sticker fans and the Kickstarter ends on January 31st 2017. You can also contribute $5 to the project for a one-time shipment of a fistful of stickers.
While Shawn hasn’t revealed the new sticker designs, he’s made plenty of cool ones in the past (below left) and also shared some of his sketches that inspired the sticker club (below right). The Ninjatown Sticker Club sounds like a fun and easy way to build your own army of sticky Ninjas.
Jan 15, 2017
Luke Chueh x Munky King – Prisoner ‘Vicodin’ Edition (1.17)
Luke Chueh’s Prisoner ponders captivity in its many forms—physical, mental or in some cases pharmaceutical. First shown at last year’s SDCC, the dangerously addictive Vicodin Edition will be released by Munky King on Tuesday, January 17h at 12 PM PST from their web shop.
Jan 13, 2017
Super7 x Capcom - Street Fighter 2 M.U.S.C.L.E. Figures Available Now!
Super7's Street Fighter 2 M.U.S.C.L.E. figures are finally available now and here we have a better glimpse of each these figures. There are 4 different packs to choose from, Pack A: M. Bison, Ryu and Vega, Pack B: Ken, Dhalsim and Balrog, Pack C: Sagat, Blanka and Guile. Pack D: Zangief, Chun-Li and E. Honda. Each pack retails $6 each or $24 for the set. Find them available through the Super7 webstore or both San Francisco and San Diego Locations.
Six Twentyeight - "MITT" The Bumper Racer
Six Twentyeight first introduced their "MITT" The Bumper Racer vinyl figure at Super Festival 73 in Tokyo just a week ago. Now they will be holding a worldwide release of this sensational Bumper Cart driving dog this Saturday, January 14th at 9 PM Pacific in their webstore HERE. MITT stands over 3"s tall while standing over 2" tall when sitting in his bumper car. This Milky edition will retail $25 + S&H a set and you can switch between sitting and standing with the help of a little blow dryer action.
Gravy Toys - Sons Of Brodarr & 2017 Skulls And RainBones Society Membership
Gravy Toys has put out a special Friday the 13th Release of their Sons of Brodarr vinyl figures! Available for purchase now is the Space Traveler Jeff in an translucent Orange, Space Traveler Drizz in a translucent Blue and Lonny in a translucent lemonade yellow! You can purchase each figure individually for $40 each or pick up the S.O.B. Three Pack and Print set (limited to 10 pieces) for $120. The print edition comes with an exclusive 8x10 print, as well as all 3 figures!
While you're on the Gravy Toys website, be sure to sign up for the 2017 Skulls and RainBones Society. Today is the last day to join this amazing membership, which is good for 2 years and includes a t-shirt, The Summer Bum Globby and stickers! You also get access to exclusive news, extra goodies, exclusive releases and occasional first dibs. All of this for only $50, which can be found HERE.
Jan 12, 2017
Amanda Louise Spayd – Cozy Scarf Pipsqueaks + Pea Soup Belfries (1.13.2017)
Amanda Louise Spayd is celebrating Friday the 13th with an online release featuring Cozy Scarf Pipsqueaks (above) and Pea Soup Belfries (below). The Pipsqueaks are 100% handmade plush awesomeness, right down to the embroidered stripes on the scarves. There will be three of each colorway (9 total), available for $75 each. To purchase, head on over to Amanda’s Bindlewood shop on Friday (1.13) at Noon Pacific.
J*RYU x Kidrobot : ‘The Clairvoyant’ 8” Dunny – OG + KR Exclusive (1.13.17)
What does 2017 hold for you? While we’re not sure, the Clairvoyant just might reveal your path, beginning on Friday the 13th. J*RYU and Kidrobot invite you to gaze into the future with the release of the 8” Clairvoyant Dunny featuring an intricate, all-over-sculpt and a beautifully clever 3” crystal ball companion Dunny. This elaborate, luxurious set is the harbinger of the Arcane Divination project and the blind box Dunny series slated for April. Speaking of which, check out the clever teaser shot below which appears to reveal the Hanged Man Dunny from Jon-Paul Kaiser.
Clairvoyant will be available on Friday (1.13.17) in the OG ivory white ($99.99) from select retailers and Kidrobot.com. In addition, there’s a KR-exclusive Rosewood edition which will be released on Friday (8 AM PST) as well, exclusively from Kidrobot.com.
Scott Wilkowski x Wootbear – Wootmumski and Wootkowski Release (1.13.17)
Woot Bear will release the frightening Wootmumski (in a cute sort of way), their latest collaboration with Scott Wilkowski appropriately enough on Friday the 13th at 12 PM Pacific from their online store and at their SF location. Wootmumski re-imagines the Wootkowski mascot collabo as a shambling, undead mummy. This first drop of the new figure will feature both Infected (translucent double pours with internal skeletons) and solid editions. But wait, there’s more! The OG lives! The release ill also include new solid and infected colorways of the original Wootkowski figures.
Huck Gee x Mighty Jaxx - Gold Life Series: Torsin The Bounty Hunter
Huck Gee has just teased the newest character to join the Gold Life series line by Mighty Jaxx, Torsin The Bounty Hunter. This character looks to be the very first one with human characteristics, granted he’s got a few mechanical limbs. Torsin comes well-equipped with quite a few accessories, such as ball & chain, key, blade and bladed staff. We hope to see this guy release sometime this year!
Jason Freeny x Kidrobot – 5” Half Ray Dunny is the Perfect Counterpart to the 8” Visible Dunny
When Kidrobot revealed the 8” Visible Dunny (1000 pcs, $75, 4/17) by Jason Freeny, many mentioned that they were hoping for a dissected style design as well. Those hopes have become reality with today’s news: the 5” Half Ray Dunny (1000 pcs, $29.99, 7/17) ! X-ray features Freeny’s signature cut-away anatomical aesthetic. So the circle seems complete with the 5” and 8” Dunnys spanning Freeny’s two main anatomical styles. Unless, there’s a surprise in the works… Hit the gallery after the jump to compare the 5” X-Ray with the 8” Visible Dunny.
Mab Graves x Kidrobot – Dreamer Dunny 8” (7.17)
Kidrobot will bring Pop Surreal painter Mab Graves’ talent to the designer toys with the upcoming 8” Dreamer Dunny. The pink Dreamer Dunny features the artist’s signature aesthetic with a vintage-style, hyper-detailed face with large, bright eyes—a common feature in her work. From the turn-arounds the face appears to be sculpted (nice!). Here’s hoping the paint application is able to convey Graves’ popular painting style. The Dunny will feature 3D butterfly accents to complete the surreal package. Limited to 1000 pieces, this one is slated for a July ‘17 drop and will retail for $74.99.
Jan 11, 2017
Ron English x Blackbook Toy – Mouse Mask Murphy in Airplane Tokyo Gold Edition (1.13)
In addition its infamous reputation, this year’s Friday the 13th will also be notable for several toy releases including Blackbook Toy’s Mouse Mask Murphy in Airplane Tokyo Gold edition from Ron English. The new silver + gold edition is a companion to the Bangkok Gold edition which was released last spring at the Thailand Toy Expo. Tokyo Gold is a near inverse of the Bangkok edition, swapping silver for gold, except for the mask lenses. Interestingly, there’s a variant Tokyo Gold with silver lenses and gold rims. No word yet on how the variant will be released, but it’s possible that it will be a chase mixed into the run.
Mouse Mask Murphy in Airplane Tokyo Gold will drop on Friday (1.13.17) at 7 PM pacific for 14580 yen (~ US$127) directly from Blackbook Toy.-->
Paul Kaiju x TAG – Mini Gacha Dark Cosmos Ed. (1.13)
Friday the 13th promises to be a happy day for Paul Kaiju collectors. That’s the day that Toy Art Gallery will release the Dark Cosmos edition of PK’s Mini Gacha figures. The factory-painted set—trippy fluorescent and metallic paint on black vinyl—features striking renditions of the series’ five characters(~ 2”) : Boss Carrion, Unchiman, Mockbat, Demon Dog, and Mockpet. These drop on Friday (1.13.17) at Noon Pacific for $70/set (+ s/h) direct from TAG’s web shop.
Bubi Au Yeung x Fluffy House - Sou Available Now!
Bubi Au Yeung and Fluffy House do it again with their newest release, Sou! This little lady is the protector of lost souls and it is her duty to guide them into the light and find their peace. She is now the newest member to the Treeson and Ren family. Sou stands 4.5" tall and features articulation in the arms and head. You can find Sou available HERE for $45 each.
Jan 10, 2017
Ron English x JPS x Made by Monsters – Cartman Grin (1.19)
First revealed at last year’s SDCC, Ron English’s Cartman Grin is ready for some deadly serious fun. Limited to 300 hand-numbered pieces, the figure drops on January 19th at 6 PM Pacific for $160 (USA shipping included) exclusively from JPS Gallery. JPS notes that the ‘normal’ version is shown, potentially suggesting included mystery and chase editions of the run which was produced by the Grin specialists, Made by Monsters.
Brent Nolasco – Darkness on the Rise Eliminator
Brent Nolasco’s Eliminator is back. The small-run Darkness on the Rise edition features a mono design acheived with a mix of hand-sprayed automotive paint to enhance durability and hand-painted detailing. Each 6.5” solid resin figure features a cape, an Eliminator button and comes packaged with bag and header. It’s available for $120 (+ s/h) directly from Brent’s web store.
Josh Mayhem – Blown Away 100% Be@rbrick Series 1
Josh Mayhem is kicking off 2017 with an homage to Medicom’s legendary Be@rbrick platform figure with the just released Blown Away 100% Be@rbrick Series 1. Limited to 24 pcs, the Blown Away Be@bricks feature Mayhem’s signature wind effect on the classic figure that arguably started the whole platform craze. Signed and numbered, these are available blind right now for $150 from his web shop. These will ship in 1-2 weeks.
Jan 09, 2017
Scott Tolleson - Pipken Labbit Release : Standard + KR Exclusive (1.10.17)
Kidrobot will release both the standard blue edition of Scott Tolleson’s brainy Pipken Labbit ($49.99) plus their online exclusive pink edition on Friday (1.10.17). The Lady Pipken features turquoise eyes, tan ‘fur’ and a removable pink argyle sweater. The standard edition will be available from your favorite retailers including myplasticheart and Mindzai, while the pink will only be available from Kidrobot.com.
Jan 06, 2017
Secret Base x Dynamic Planning x 36 Project – Big Mazinger Z Full Color Lottery Ending Tonight
Secret Base’s upsizing of their previously released smaller Mazinger Z continues with a Full Color edition of the Big Mazinger Z which tapes out to over 17”. This one towers over its little brother (not included) as seen above. This new edition follows the black edition of the big ‘bot and features articulated arms with translucent blue gauntlets. Produced in conjunction with Dynamic Planning and 36 Project, this one will be sold via lottery for 37,800 yen (~ $ 332). To enter for a chance to purchase, drop an email to email@example.com by Saturday (1.7) at 1 AM PST with your name, shipping address, phone number and paypal address.
New Crayola x Kidrobot: Coloring Critters Minis + Carvola Medium Figure
The Crayola x Kidrobot collection continues to grow with two new additions. First up is the oh-so-cute Crayola Coloring Critters 3” blind box series ($9.99 each) featuring 14 animal critters, each with names inspired by the color of the actual crayon it comes with. You may be familiar with a few of these – four were released as plush towards the end of last year. Beyond the fun designs, it’s neat that each critter is designed to hold the crayon in some fashion, including White Scientific Mouse who cleverly grabs the crayon with its coiled tail.
In addition to the Coloring Critters, Kidrobot has also released the curious Carvola ‘Medium Figure’ ($59.99). As far as we can tell, Carvola is a playful art take on a box of Crayons, only each Crayon sculpture features a familiar Kidrobot character (Dunny, KR mascot, Labbit, and Munny World characters) on the end. Each of the characters has a rough, carved appearance—the inspiration for the name. Consider it Kidrobot’s interpretation of and homage to Crayons. This one is interesting and puzzling all at once—which can also be said of many art pieces.
Both the Coloring Critters and the Carvola art toy (medium figure feels rather awkward here) are available from Kidrobot.com and should soon be available at your favorite retailer.
Jan 05, 2017
Kidrobot x Clutter–Designer Toy Awards Dunny Mini Series
We are very excited to see Kidrobot and Clutter Magazine teaming up for the newest series of Dunny’s, which is entirely comprised of artists from the DTA Dunny show! The Designer Toy Awards Dunny Mini Series features designs by Andrea Kang, The Bots, Gary Ham, So Youn Lee and Quiccs. These have a release date of May 2017, which makes 2017 a great year for Dunnys! Now we wait for some closer detailed shots! May could not come any sooner.
Richard Orlinksi x K.Olin tribu – Black Porcelain Wild Kong
Designed by Richard Orlinkski and produced by K.Olin tribu, comes the Black Porcelain Wild Kong. This is their second collaboration ever. This release is limited to only 10 pieces and features this unglazed 11 x 7.8 x 3.5” sculpture. Each piece also comes packaged in a wooden box. You can find them available now HERE for roughly $2,700.
Amanda Visell + Michelle Valigura – Crash-Land Bat
Some times you crush it and sometimes you get crushed. When last we saw him, Amanda Visell and Michelle Valigura’s Bat ‘n Board was cruising along without a care in the world. That is until he took a nasty spill and now we have the Crash-Land Bat resin set complete with snapped-in-half deck. Limited to 25 pieces, the wayward bat stands 3.5” (toe to head) and is available for pre-order from Switcheroo for $90 (+ s/h). Orders should ship in 2-3 weeks.
Jan 04, 2017
Winson Ma x Gate Toys – War in the West, Time Wars: Yuan Kong
Winson Ma’s War in the West: Time Wars retells the beloved Journey to the West tale as a Sci-Fi epic, recasting Yuan Kong, the Monkey King, as a gifted hero who seeks to save the dying world through his abilities to travel through time and space. The first release from the new series is a deluxe 1/6 Yuan Kong figure produced with Gate Toys. The monkey hero comes with the crazy Mystic Being Steel Ox-Crimson Flame diorama (pictured) and is fully equipped with two full sets of armor (Leather and Jet Propulsion), six hands (3 Time Traveler Gloves and 3 Ape hands), and a full arsenal including a Dragon Rod, Flame Blade, ‘Dragon’ machine gun, and more. The figure is available for pre-order for $460 (shipping included) by emailing info@Winsoncreation.com. Yuan Kong is scheduled to ship in Q3 2017.