Apr 17, 2014
Huck Gee – Shiny Red Skullhead Bust (04.18)
Huck Gee will be releasing his Shiny Red Skullhead bust tomorrow on Friday, April 18th at NOON PST. This piece is limited to only 50 pieces and will retail $100 each. You’re not going to want to miss out on this amazing looking 6” resin sculpture! You will find them available HERE tomorrow.
Apr 16, 2014
Nathan Ota x 3D Retro – Suited Birdies
Nathan Ota has just revealed his very own original vinyl figure, which was produced by 3DRetro. Nathan Ota’s Suited Birdies perfectly captures his paintings in a 3D form. The glaze in its blue eyes is just perfect and it adds some extra emotion and character to this figure. There are hopes to have this figure released sometime in May. Until then stay tuned for release information!
Kronk x Pobber Toys – New Bad Ass Colorway
Some thing bad ass this way comes! Pobber toys has just revealed the newest colorway of the Bad Ass figure by Kronk. This colorway seems to be going with a mecha theme, which suits this figure very well. We can’t wait to see the full reveal, as well as the release information. Stay tuned!
Galaxy People Instagram Contest
Galaxy People is holding an Instagram contest for the chance to win one of 2 prizes! One being a One-Off Sensorbat and the other, a GID Meklops, Helios, and Grappler set. It’s really easy to apply! Just make sure to follow them at @GalaxyPeople on Instagram and repost the above photo with #thegalaxypeople. They will then announce the winners on April 27th. While you’re at it, feel free to follow us at @VinylPulse
Tomenosuke x Circus Posterus – Upcoming Mini-Series?
oh joy! Tomenosuke and Circus Posterus are teaming up to bring to you a brand new mini sofubi series! These figures will feature the designs by Kathie Olivas, Brandt Peters, Chris Ryniak, and Amanda Louise Spayd. We will be sure to keep our eyes open on any teasers!
Apr 15, 2014
Sket-One – “Our Father” (04.18)
Well hot damn! Check out this amazing resin sculpture by Sket-One, titled “Our Father”. This piece features the Darth Vader standing upon the Deathstar in the pose similar to the “Christ The Redeemer” statue in Rio de Janeiro. “Our Father” is massive and stands 16”w x 25”h x 8”d and weighs 10lbs. They will go for sale HERE on Friday, April 18th for $999 + S&H via UPS Ground in the US. These will be limited to only 25 pieces and is the start of a new direction Sket plans to pursue. Don’t you worry though, he will still be working on custom figures.
1xRun will also be selling prints and limited edition prayer candles to go with this piece on the same day.
Ferg x Brandt Peters – Trouble Boys [NKD] Retail Edition
Got Axe? Playge’s new Trouble Boys [NKD] Retail Edition from Ferg and Brandt Peters sure does, and it’s a swanky crystal clear one. Living to his NKD moniker, this one has a set of underwear and not much else. Proof that NKD could be dropped in to Jack’s role in the Shining can be found underneath his Trouble Boys skeleton helmet -– 7 crazed eyes of varying sizes.
Gravy Toys – Lonny Kickstarter Update + New Baller Stretch Goals
First off, congrats to Bwana Spoons and Gravy Toys for meeting their goal to produce Lonny! Not only did they meet their goal, they’ve exceeded it! Meeting their stretch goal of $9K means that there will be need heads and arm attachments made for Jeff, made by none other than T9G and Paul Kaiju. Those in the Lonny premmie glow will now get 1 additional piece and those in the Lonny DX will receive a complete set of GID accessories. ALSO… since it has reached 10K, there will be fancy shmancy boxes made for all Gravy Toy releases.
Why don’t we take things a few steps further! With only 7 days left of the Kickstarter Campaign, Gravy Toys has added a few more stretch goals! $15K, everybody will get a blind package metallic gold attachment with any reward Lonny Glow level and up. If they make it to $17.5K, there will be an add-on to have Lonny’s brother Drizzz made. If they make it to $22K, there will be a series 2 run of artist attachments, which will feature Skinner and another artist TBA.
Peter Kato x myplasticheart – MPH Edition Blind Bag Bedtime Bunnies
In just a matter of minutes, the latest Peter Kato release with myplasticheart is now sold out! This release featured the pastel colorways (pink, yellow, purple, blue) of Peter’s newest resin figure, the Bedtime Bunnies. Each is paired with a pair of complimentary colored slippers and were available in a blind bagg. There is also a special one-of-a-kind gold textured Bunny hidden within the batch. Each bag was available for $19.99 each.
So you don’t miss out on any future releases from these two, be sure to follow myplasticheart on their Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or even sign up for their newsletter. You can also follow Peter Kato on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
Apr 14, 2014
COARSE x Amnesty International – “Freedom Candles” (04.19)
Amnesty International has asked the help of COARSE Toys to help design something to bring the world of art and activism together. Introducing “Freedom Candles”, each of which represents three different human rights injustices and are each limited to 10 pieces.
Candle one begins as a political prisoner being tortured. It burns away to reveal thesame man being reunited with his son. Amnesty International is launching a major new global campaign against torture on 13 May 2014.
Candle two begins as a military rifle. It burns away to reveal a pen signing the world’s first global Arms Trade Treaty—a treaty that followed decades of intensive campaigning by Amnesty International and other NGOs.
Candle three begins as a young girl who has been forced into sexual slavery. It burns away to reveal a young girl who is free to make her own choices. Amnesty International believes that it is everybody’s right to make their own decisions about their health, body and sexual life.
As each of the candles melt, they reveal a bronze figure inside, which symbolize the change that human rights activists can achieve. The “Freedom Candles” will be auctioned off for 8 days on eBay beginning on Saturday, April 19th. Every 30 hours they will release one candle. All of the proceeds from the auction will go towards Amnesty International’s work to help defend and promote human rights. When the time is right, head on over to AmnestyFreedomCandles.com.
Sket One x Mighty Jaxx + Some Luke Chueh - Upcoming Dripple Artist Series
Mighty Jaxx has just revealed the design sample they’ve got going on with none other than Sket-One. After all the teasing that’s been going on, we now know that Sket’s Dripple design will be the platform for an artist series, featuring MAD, Shane Jessup, Huck Gee, kaNO, and Andrew Bell. They are currently working on a Kickstarter campaign to help fund this project, which should be coming very soon! While we’re at it, check out what looks to be a custom of the platform figure by Luke Chueh. Perhaps one of the items for the kickstarter camapign?
Sergey Safonov - Godot Cosmonaut
In celebration of Cosmonautics Day, Sergey Safonov has sent his very own Godot into space! The Cosmonaut Godot and his little rover friend is now available for pre-sale HERE. Each figure will retail $115 and is a must for your collection!
Otto Björnik – World War D Part 2 Custom Dunny Series (04.16)
It is now Round 2 of Otto Bjornik’s World War D custom Dunny series, which features a reversed palette from the first release (SEEN HERE). The big release will take place this Wednesday, April 16th at 11AM EST in his online store HERE. Each custom 3” Dunny comes blind packaged with weapons except the two Medics with medical kits. They will each retail $110 +S&H. If you missed out on the first release back in September, here is your chance to score one of these magnificent customs!
Frank Kozik –- Hateball: Freaky Fritz Release (4.16)
Hateball, aka Freaky Fritz is ready to bounce into your collection. First shown at SDCC 2013, this severed bundle of rude energy debuts in a set of two unpainted sofubi pieces –- one 4” and one 3” in a random mix of solid mint and solid flesh colors. While you can certainly display Hateballs by themselves, they are designed to fit on to many fight figures and larger sofubi figures as well.
In fact, since Frank is a nice guy, two fortunate customers chosen at random will score an righteous bonus -- one of two full-size figures (Salary Ika bodies) topped with a
Hateball. Limited to just 30 sets with signed/numbered header cards, these WWI + madball inspired vinyl figures drop on Wednesday (4.16) @ Noon PDT over at frankkozik.net for $65 (+ s/h) per set.
Apr 12, 2014
Dave Bondi x Kuso Vinyl – Wondercon Exclusive Olive Green Akashi
Kuso Vinyl has one more Wondercon exclusive up their sleeve! Check out their Olive Green edition Akashi by Dave Bondi. There are only 50 pieces of this colorway available for $65 each. Find them at their booth #1247 next weekend. Dave will also be signing at their booth on Saturday, April 19th from 1-2PM.
Apr 11, 2014
Artransmitte at ToyConUK
ToyConUK is just around the corner! Artransmitte will be carrying some items including a few exclusives! There will be some Drilone action going on with the exclusive release of his Wrong Mask III custom 3” Raven Dunny. There will only be 10 of these available and will retail £50 each.
"Here is why I did the Ravens.
I did a raven mask as it reminded me of my visit to London in 1997. I went to the Tower of London and there were Ravens. They told me that they get fed raw meat, so thats what the red eyes represent. “
There is also the Dead Hippie by Patrick Wong. This 3” resin figure are limited to only 30 pieces with a 1/6 chance to score the much rare colorway. Each figure comes packaged in a nice box and will retail £20.
"Dead Hippie: Dan Graham has said that youth culture (in this case hippies) believed that one would symbolically die at age 30 or when they entered the adult world. Hippies would would do drugs and enter into trances through music to get closer to (and disrupt) this kind of symbolic death.”
Apr 10, 2014
Cavey for ToyConUK
It’s no ToyConUK without some Cavey Action! All they Cavey goods you are going to want will be available at the A Little Stranger booth #27. Let’s start with the ToyConUK exclusive shall we. The C-Wok Plush Cavey is made from a charcoal grey fleece with a fleece cape. There will only be 25 of these available for £25 each.
The C-Wok Cavey will also be in vinyl form, which were hand sculpted by Uncle Absinthe. There will only be just 5 of the orange and green at their booth for £20 each.
Last up is the loveable Magic Purple Vinyl Cavey figures. These special GID editions are teeny tiny and come with a fabric tag for £9 each. There is also the uber limited flock edition, which is limited to only 4 for £15!
Lulubell Toys – SFS Blue Debris Japan Pre-Order (04.14)
Lulubell Toy Bodega will be holding a Pre-Order sale for the newest release by RESTORE. There will be a limited supply of the SFS Blue Debris available HERE for $50 each. The webpage will be active on Monday, April 14th at 12:01AM PST. Limit one per household.
Apr 09, 2014
Frank Kozik – Hateballs, bouncing soon?
First shown publicly at SDCC 2013 in sculpt form (by Bigshot Toyworks), Frank Kozik’s WWI German Kaiser inspired Hateballs (small + large) may be released shortly. Frank’s been posting quite a few pics in the last few weeks including today’s shot of the complete header. Look for the first set of two to drop for $65.
TAG x Yakimon – Springtime Takoshi Vinyl (4.11)
Spring is in the air and with it warmer temperatures, a thawed out East Coast, and a new edition of the Takoshi sofubi from Yakimon and Toy Art Gallery. The fourth edition of the Kamen Rider inspired figure (debuted at Creature Feature in April ‘13) features a striking muted yellow vinyl and a paint scheme applied by Shirahama with vibrant fluorescent green, purple, red black and gold sprays. As with the other Takoshis, this edition stands 8” tall has 4 points of articulation (head, arms, waist), a removable mask as well as a cute mini tako sofubi.
Springtime Takoshi will drop on Friday (4.11) @ Noon PST for $125 directly from Toy Art Gallery.
Apr 08, 2014
Frank Kozik x Skinner – Aqua Bog(4.10)
Hail the Aqua Bog –- defender of the seas from the polluting, self-serving ways of the sanctimonious do-gooder, Aquaman. Frank Kozik’s hand-painted edition of Skinner’s famed Ultrus Bog sofubi feathers a strong paint concept flowing with aquamarine + goldish yelllow details.
Limited to 13 pieces complete with special header card, Aqua Bog (8”) drops on Thursday, April 10th 2014 @ Noon PDT over at frankkozik.net for $200.
Kuso Vinyl’s Inazuma Luckitty Pon Available at Wondercon
Kuso Vinyl’s got more KusoPon action for you at Wondercon! Along with their Tiger Happy Luckitty Pon Wondercon Exclusive, they will be releasing the Inazuma colorway. This release is limited to 200 pieces and can be found at their booth #1257!
Chris Ryniak – Spring Snybora Series 3-Pack
It’s been quite some time since we’ve seen Chris Ryniak’s Snybora figure, but now it’s back! Squibbles Ink and Rotofugi bring to you the Spring Snybora 3-Pack, which features one blue, orange, and mint green Snybora figure. The pre-order is now up HERE and will be shipped out by May 18th. The set retails $100 each with a cut off date of Sunday, April 13th.
Emilio Garcia x k.Olin tribu – Skull Brain Pink in Porcelain
Mmmm… Brains… Stepping up the style, k.Olin tribu has just released a porcelain version of Emilio Garcia’s Skull Brain sculpture in a nice shade of pink. Limited to 50 pieces, the new edition follows the OG white and the follow-on blue edition. Measuring 6.2x4.7x4.7 cm, the Pink Skull Brain is available now via artandtoys.com for pre-order (May delivery) for 260 Euros (~358.64 USD).
Hyperactive Monkey Wondercon Exclusive GID Blue Spirit Pocket Monkey Kung Fu Master
Say that title 5 times fast. Coming from the super secret Hyperactive Monkey Shaolin Temple is the Wondercon exclusive Monkey Kung Fu Master. This limited to 45 piece release stands 3” tall and features a magnificent solid GID blue resin. It also comes packaged in a woodblock printed linen bag. They will be up for grabs at the Hyperactive Monkey booth #1147 all weekend for $40 each.