Jun 17, 2013
Jeffrey Lamm x Monster Worship – Mecha Greasebat Release (06.18)
It looks like Jeffrey Lamm’s Mecha Greasebat figure will finally be released tomorrow (6.18) through Monster Worship at 7PM EDT. The unpainted black edition will be available for $85 + S&H and is limited to one per customer. Is anyone else out there looking forward to adding this piece to their Greasebat and friends collection?
Scott Tolleson x FLABSLAB – Dark Matter Deadbeet (06.19)
Teased quite awhile ago, Scott Tolleson’s FLABSLAB Exclusive Dark Matter Deadbeet has finally been announced with a release date! Dropping on Wednesday, June 19th at 8PM PDT is this super limited to 30 pieces Deadbeet figure, cast in clear black vinyl with gold glitter. They will be available for purchase HERE for $70+ S&H. This is a must pick up for you beetaholics.
Sucklord x DKE Toys – S.U.C.K.L.E. Mini-figs Kickstarter
By now, you know that 2” solid color PVC inject mini-figures in the vain of the vintage M.U.S.C.L.E figures are quite popular. But one thing’s missing from this affordable toy scene – the SUCK factor. Sucklord and DKE are about to change all of that with the support of toy collectors. First shown at last year’s SDCC as a partial set of five prototypes, Sucklord’s S.U.C.K.L.E. series (Simply Unimportant Collectable Kitchy Little Eyesores), features 10 different characters drawn from his twisted and let’s be honest, sucky, universe including : Sucklord 66, Sucklord 43, Sucklord 16, Ass Wipe, Necromancer, Galactic Jerkbag, Ira Tyranusberg, Another Bitch, Vectar, and Gay Empire. While the character’s are you know, sucky, the sculpts by George Gaspar of October Toys look quite good.
Since making sucky toys actually takes some money, Sucklord and DKE Toys have launched a kickstarter campaign to raise the necessary production funds ($7350) complete with an amusing retro-gone-wrong commercial (below). As you might guess there are plenty of reward levels including a basic flesh colored set ($20), a combo pack of a flesh set + kickstarter exclusive clear set ($40), a complete set which includes the ten figures in all five colors plus the exclusive clear ($100) and higher levels which include the option to receive the figures packaged individually in blisters on character-specific cards. Other options include Sucklord headshots (ummm…), Sucklord talking plushes and more.
Jun 16, 2013
INSTINCTOY – Muckey 1st Colorway Pre-Order (06.16–06.23)
Instinctoy are happy to announce that their Muckey figure is ready for pre-order! The 1st colorway is available now until June, 23rd JPN Time. Pre-orders will also come with a special Liquid Microcosm as a free gift! Those will only be limited to 150 pieces, so be sure to get in your orders ASAP. Muckey stands 7.5” and retails roughly $130 shipped to the US. To order, send an email to blog[at]instinctoyd[dot]jp with “Pre-Order of Muckey 1st Color” as the subject. Include your name, address, phone number, name of product, and paypal email address. There is only 1 figure per customer and no cancellations.
Bard Hole Standal – Tiki Kitty Project
Bard Hole Standal has been working on a new project he hopes to produce into vinyl. The Tiki Kitty stands 11” tall and comes with removable Tiki Mask. You wouldn’t believe it from the pics, but this figure is that tall! The Gold Kitty and Woody Kitty Tiki’s are only prototypes. Any other cat lovers think this would be a great figure? Let’s hope this gets produced very soon!
Jun 13, 2013
Scott Tolleson x October Toys - All American Deadbeets (06.14)
Releasing this Friday, June 14th at Noon PST, October Toys will be releasing Scott Tolleson’s Red, White, and Blue Baby Deadbeets. They will be up for grabs in the October Toys Shop for $6 a set (limit 2 per order), as well as individual colors (limit 5 per color per order). You can celebrate your 4th of July with some beets!
Emilio Garcia – Outland Store Exclusive Red Edition Skull Brain (06.16)
Outland Store in Amsterdam has gotten their hands on an exclusive Red Edition of Emilio Garcia’s Skull Brain figure. This release is super limited with only 8 pieces available worldwide at $400 each. Emilio will also be stopping by the shop on June 16th for the release during their 8th Anniversary event.
Kronk x Pobber -- #Badasstoy Teaser Photo
For about a week or so Pobber toys has been promoting it’s new #badasstoy from Kronk with a logo and a minimal, stylized drawing of the character’s face. Today they posted the first teaser photo of the figure, which we can tell you is an Ape character. Thanks to Pobber we’ve seen the complete sculpt and it’s detailed, bold, and strong with a small dose of whismy. The sculpt makes good use of the 3D medium, giving the character a dynamic form with a varied surface texture. The figure is close to completion and will drop this Summer.
Pobber will be revealing more teaser shots via their #BADASSTOY Challenge through their facebook page. For every 30 new ‘fans’, Pobber will post an additional teaser image (total of 6), with the final photo coming on Monday. So go ahead and visit their fb and like their page to see more of Kronk’s take no prisoners ape.
Buff Monster’s Ice Cream Head 3-Pack (6.14)
Buff Monster is about to release a new set of three resin heads including the newly re-sculpted regular Ice Cream Head (1st colorway) and the Zombie Ice Cream Head (2nd colorway) in semi-translucent green as well as the brand-new Skull Head in pearlescent cream. The 3-pack will drop on Friday (6.14) @ 10 AM EDT for $50/set (+ s/h) from Buff Monster’s web shop.
Doktor A x Munky King – Mr. Pumfrey in Black + Gold for SDCC ?
Last week we posted a teaser sculpt picture of Doktor A’s upcoming Mr. Pumfrey and his Astounding Mechanized Perambulator figure which is set to debut at SDCC. Today, the good Dok posted a shot of Mr. Pumfreys painted in a black + gold scheme with a touch of red in the eyes. Perhaps the SDCC exclusive will be black + gold, a color combo that Munky King seems to favor for their ‘con drops. Yes, this is speculation and our way of giving this figure the love it deserves. Wait till you see what’s below the cockpit…
Dan Goodsell’s Zombie Bacon Plush @ SDCC
Dan Goodsell will be at SDCC again this year with plenty of Mr. Toast universe products including a brand-new creation. Everybody loves Bacon, but what if it’s Zombie Bacon … ? This humorous plush will be available from the Mr. Toast booth (# 5250).
Scribe x Cardboard Spaceship – Scrimshaw Mattentoot
Looks like Scribe and Cardboard Spaceship have a new toy project in the works. Scribe posted this cool teaser shot of the upcoming Scrimshaw Mattentoot whale figure featuring a sketch + various angles of the digital sculpt created by Scott Wetterschneider of Shinbone Creative. The facial detail looks great. Looks like these are due in the Summer and we’re guessing they will be resin since Scribe mentioned ‘casting’.
Scott Tolleson’s Baxstar Fonzo Dropping At SDCC
Scott Tolleson’s Baxstar Fonzo, first created as a custom for the Fonzo show @ myplasticheart back in January, has made the jump to a full standalone production piece coming from Freak Store. The blue + purple figure looks tight and features additional ‘weathering’ beyond the original custom design. Look for Baxstar Fonzo to debut @ SDCC! So far, each artist Fonzo (Gary Ham’s and now Scott’s) has been impressive – hope to see more artist editions soon. Full Baxstar release info shortly. Thanks to the Freak Store guys for the images.
Jun 12, 2013
Tristan Eaton x kaNO Bodega Signing @ BAIT (6.29)
As you might know, kaNO has put together an artist series for his Bodega toy featuring designs from Flying Fortress, Pez, Toofly, Tristan Eaton and of course kaNO. Rather than releasing them all at once, he’s dropping them slowly, one artist at a time. Toofly’s was first out of the gate with an NYC signing just a little while ago. Next up ? Tristan Eaton’s orange tribal design will drop as a BAIT exclusive on Saturday, June 29th 2013 with a signing event featuring both Tristan and kaNO. Full details on the event shortly.
Beast Brothers -- 8" Quetzalcoatl Custom Dunny (6.21)
The rumblings are true. The Beast Brothers have announced their latest limited-edition custom and it's sure to please Dunny Azteca fans. Their upcoming 8" limited-edition custom Quetzalcoatl recreates the magic of the 3" production piece from the popular '07 blindbox series. As you can see, this new large format features strong sculpting throughout and attention to detail including a faux poncho. As with their previous releases, this one will be a timed release available for 24 hours beginning on Friday June 21st 2013 @ 1 PM EDT over at thebeastbrothers.com for $450 (+ s/h).
Jun 11, 2013
Up Close – Kidrobot’s Dunny 2013
It’s almost here. Dunny 2013: The Sideshow drops on Friday (6.14) from Kidrobot and retailers around the country. Here’s a close-up look at several of the series figures including Andrew Bell’s on-fire Deeper Issues design and Cris Rose’s camera Dunnys (4 versions ) shown above, as well as Scott Tolleson’s Argyle Warrior, Nathan Jurevicius’s owl Dunnys and more.
Jun 10, 2013
Jeffrey Lamm x Matt Milla – Castle Greasebat
To set off his upcoming Mecha Greasebat figure with Monster Worship, Jeff Lamm worked with Matt Milla to do some coloring on his latest piece, Castle Greasebat. This is where the the MGB lays dormant until his next battle against an invading foe. Could this be another poster print? Let’s hope so! We really dug his last print and this would look great next to it.
64Colors x Rotofugi – Maple Man Mini Marshall Figure
64Colors is out to release their newest Mini Marshall figure, Maple Man. Limited to only 200 pieces, each Maple Man is hand painted, printed, and given that weathered look. Produced by Squibbles Ink + and Rotofugi, this release is available now HERE for $15 each and are limited to 4 per customer/household.
I am made of wood*, a walking tree…a stump headed, stack-eyed maple syrup-making master. I am Mapleman. Yes I am.
Cometdebris – Ace Robo & Kappa Shonen Happy Bag Release Info (06.14)
The info is finally out! Cometdebris has just announced that his first colored Ace Robo and Kappa Shonen Happy bags are set to release on Friday, June 14th at 9PM PST. The Pre-Orders for Ace the Robo will be available until Sunday, June 30th at 7PM and are made to order at $60 each.
Along with the Ace Robo release, Cometdebris will also be dropping his Kappa Shonen Happy Bags. Each bag will be filled with a one of a kind custom Kappa Shonen figure, which are done on clear, solid, and never been seen before vinyl colors. They will be available for $75 each. These goodies will all be found on the Cometdebris Webstore.
Frank Kozik – Mr. Halliburton Drops on 6.12
It’s been a little while since Frank Kozik’s Salary Ika figure has made an appearance. The wait’s almost over as Mr. Halliburton, secret agent of the shadow government, is about to be unleashed. Limited to 30 pieces, Mr. Halliburton is a hand-painted Salary Ika with metallic purple, blue, orange and maybe a hint of pink. Packaged with an appropriately ominous header card, Mr. Halliburton will drop on Wednesday (6.12) @ Noon PDT for $85 directly from Frank’s web shop. Don’t miss your chance to buy the influence and power (not to mention, oil) you need to survive the oppressive shadow regime.
Jun 07, 2013
Doktor A. x Munky King - Mr. Pumfrey and His Astounding Mechanized Perambulator @ SDCC
Munky King has just posted a photo of what looks to be an amazing release for SDCC. They are working alongside Doktor A. to produce the Mr. Pumfrey and His Astounding Mechanized Perambulator figure. The first colorway is set to drop during SDCC. It looks like there is so much going on with this figure, cannot wait to see the whole thing. Can you believe SDCC is only in a month?
Tim Biskup x Rotofugi – Black Helper Dragon
Rotofugi’s latest Roto-a-Matic Helper Dragon by Tim Biskup is available now in Black! Rotofugi also mentions this may be the last release to come out for some time. You can find this release HERE for the incredible price of only $6.
Jun 06, 2013
???? x Blackbook Toy -- Big Boner Sofubi
Blackbook Toy is on a roll with their original sofubi figure including David Flores’ S’murk, Frank Kozik’s brand-new A Clockwork Carrot and their newest in-production piece, Big Boner by an as yet unannounced artist with sculpting by T9G. Big Boner is very close to release. In fact, the first edition will debut at this year’s Taipei Toy Festival and there will be an SDCC exclusive the week after as well. Want a clue as to which artist created this toy? Check out the closeup of the legs in the photo after the jump.
The Loyal Subjects -- Transformers Minis PreOrder
The wait for the new 3” Transformer mini-figs from The Loyal Subjects is almost over. The blind-box series featuring Optimus Prime, Bumblebee, Jazz, Soundwave, Starscream, Grimlock, Megatron, Thundercracker and three chases is now available for pre-order directly from The Loyal Subjects, as well as several retailers including DeKorner and Vinyl Riot for $12.99/ blindbox or $208 for a case of 16. Designed by Les Schettkoe, the new minis feature a surprising 7 points of articulation as well as several different weapon accessories.
Jun 05, 2013
Frank Kozik – A Clockwork Carrot Release / Signing @ TAG
Frank Kozik will release and sign his new ‘A Clockwork Carrot’ sofubi at Toy Art Gallery on Saturday (6.8). Sculpted by T9G and produced by BlackBook Toy, A Clockwork Carrot is Frank’s big homage (11.25”) to Stanley Kubrick’s cult classic. This badass hare is ready to commit Ultraviolence on whomever or whatever crosses his path.
Two versions of the figure will be available at the signing – the OG painted edition ($125) as well as the TAG x BlackBook Toy shared exclusive Pure White Evil edition (20 pcs total, $125). BlackBook will release their 10 pieces on 6.12 via their online shop.