Dec 04, 2013
Pause Designs x Kidrobot – 8” Yeti Dunny (12.05)
Pause teams up with Kidrobot for their very own 8” Dunny! The Yeti Dunny plays around with the platform by flipping it over! The ears = the legs and the legs = the arms. The original Yeti Dunny idea was from a commission for a collector who only collects Yeti themed pieces. Aren’t we glad they asked Pause to come up with something, because we wouldn’t have this awesome production piece to look forward to! The Yeti Dunny will release on Thursday, December 5th at all Kidrobot Stores, KR Online, and select retailers for $60 each. There is also a 1:6 chance you can score one of the black chases!
Dec 03, 2013
Kerry Dyer – The Q Customs
Are you into comic book heroes, Time Lords, or trekkies? If so, check out Kerry Dyer’s Webstore, where she has some original customs based on her resin Q figures. Each figure ranges from 3-4” tall and retail roughly $82 each. Each figure ranges from 3-4” tall. Take your pick before they are gone!
Junichi Tsuneoka Celebrates One Year of CHIBIPOCKET!
Junichi Tsuneoka is super excited to announce that the CHIBIPOCKET is officially a one year old! Within the past year, there have been numerous designs of this mini bamboo toy robot. In celebration of his toy, Junichi has added a few more designs to the Store. Be sure to stop on by and have a look!
Toy Art Gallery x Tim Clarke –- Totims Debut Edition (12.4)
Toy Art Gallery has collaborated with talented creator Tim Clarke to bring his Totims concept to life as a stackable sofubi set. Totims stands 12” tall (3” diameter) and features four separate two-faced (front/rear) pieces that stack together -– a top character, two interchangeable middle characters that make up the middle of the stack and a stalwart bottom character. The set also comes with an alternate top character/’cap’ which among other things can be used to make two towers rather than one.
While he may not yet be well-known in the art community, Tim has created engaging characters over a thirty year career including designing and building puppets for the Jim Henson Company and Sesame street as well as dreaming up toys for numerous companies including Hasbro and Mattel. The first edition of his Totims sofubi stack in bright pink drops on Wednesday (12.4) at 12 PM PST from shop.toyartgallery.com for $95.
‘For millions of years the TOTIMS have lived around us in virtual obscurity. Many thought that they were idols of a long lost primitive society depicted in stone. Little did we know that they are living, breathing creatures and they are tired of living in the shadows. Beware the rise of the TOTIMS! The Totims are made up of a highly classified society, with Kings, Generals, soldiers, and underlings. Many have said that those who possess TOTIMS derive certain powers to change the world around them. All we know is those that do have an uncanny power over those who don’t.’
Kuso x Rotobox – Minicel 5Star Cubs Battle Damage and Minicel Gold Lab (12.6)
Kuso Vinyl and Rotobox’s Minicel is red hot. The original blind-box series featuring cuter, scaled-down versions of Fahrenheit/Celsius sold out through retailers quickly. Now, Kuso is about to drop not one but two new super-limited Minicels –- the smallest runs yet. There’s the Gold Label Minicel featuring a hard-edged gold + black design and the 5Star Cubs Battle Damage Edition which is a prelude of sorts to the Voltron homage OG 5Star Cubs edition coming in 2014. Both the Gold Label and the 5Star Cubs Battle Damage editions are limited to just 40 pieces and will be available for $19.95 each from Kusovinyl.com on Friday (12.6) @ Noon PST. These would make a great addition to a growing Minicel collection and also come just in time for some last minute holiday shopping.
Dec 02, 2013
Andrew Bell x Ferg 5” Misfortune Cat
When Andrew Bell created his striking black, red, and gold custom Misfortune Cat back in 2010 for show at Munky King, collectors quickly started asking about a production piece. Fast forward to 2013 and Playge has just announced that retailers are now taking pre-orders for a 5” production version of Andrew’s eastern-themed design. As with the custom, the new figure features the small skull rather than the standard stone tablet.
The Andrew Bell Misfortune Cat is available for pre-order now ($54.95) from myplasticheart, dekorner, rotofugi and other select retailers. Playge expects the figures to ship in late December. In our opinion, this is a must have figure for anyone that collects Andrew Bell or the Misfortune Cats – but then again, you probably already knew that.
Jesse Hernandez – Cyber Monday 20% Off Sale!
Just for Cyber Monday, Jesse Hernandez will have everything in his Online Store on sale for 20% off! That’s right folks! That includes his Death Serpent Figures, Jaguar Knights, Mecha Aztecas, prints, and original art pieces for 20% off!! All you have to do is enter the code “Booyah” to receive your discount! Get on it stat, because this sale ends tonight at 11:59PM PST.
October Toys -- Cyber Monday Releases (12,2)
By the time you read this, October Toys will have unleashed their Cyber Monday drops (12.2). First up is their exclusive GID OMFG! Series 2 ($10) set featuring Puke Knight by Jared DeCosta, Shirtle by Kenjitron, Cry-borg by Andrew Scribner, Cuddlehard by turboPISTOLA, Grimm Gourd concept by Greg Merreighn & Charles Marsh.
In addition to the OMFG! action, October Toys will release three exclusive 2-pack pvc sets from the Walking Dead comic in solid blue, each featuring one key character (Rick, Carl, & Negan) plus a walker ($15). Or if you like, you can score all three sets for a great price -- $33. Finally, all Cyber Monday orders will include a bonus October Toys figure in gray or purple.
Dec 01, 2013
Rotofugi x 64Colors -- Forest Yeti Mini Marshall (12.6)
After a brief tease last week, Rotofugi has officially announced their upcoming Forest Yeti Mini Marshall by 64colors. The fourth release in the Abominable Marshall series, Forest Yeti will drop on Friday (12.6) for a very reasonable $7.95 each.
Nov 29, 2013
Gnosis x Toys Are Sanity – ‘The Old Ones’ Unpainted Sets
Lulubell is offering the first and last chance to pick up unpainted editions of The Old Ones sofubi figs from Gnosis and Toys and Are Sanity. Each set includes seven different figures (3-4”), Khonsu, Gran Venus, Eros, Kameloa, Thunder Dog, Cave Brute & Georilla, in a blind assortment featuring seven solid colors. A homage to patchi style kaiju, five of the sets will feature a ‘Golden Ticket’ good for cool prizes direct from Gnosis. These sets will be made to order (4-8 weeks for delivery). Pre-order your set for $130 at Lulubell.
Galactic Jerkbag V3 Exclusive by Sucklord (12.1)
Over a year in the planning and making, the insane ‘sucky’ collectors over at Galactic Jerkbags with drop their new exclusive Galactic Jerkbag V3 Fanclub edition by none other than the Sucklord. Cast in neon ‘piss’ yellow with gold accents on the eyes and claws, this one is limited to 20 pieces and will be released only from the Galactic Jerkbags online shop for $100 (+s/h) on Sunday, December 1st @ 6 PM PST.
Lunartik – Fros’Tea Custom Special Brew (12.01)
Lunartik works his Holiday magic on a special Christmas brew! Take a gander at the “Fros’Tea” edition mini-tea. Each figure stands 2.5” tall and come signed and numbered of 100 pieces. Each figure comes with a custom carrot nose and a Christmas card. These will be available this Sunday, December 1st at 4PM GMT for $50. Follow the purchase link HERE.
LouLou & Tummie – Dr. Iso Wooden Toy
LouLou & Tummie have just announced they will finally be releasing their Dr. Iso figure on Monday, December 2nd at 8PM PST. These will be available in their new webstore HERE and will only have 5 available! This wooden figure may be that perfect gift for any camera lover!
Rotobox x Kuso Vinyl – Gold Label Minicel (12.06)
Kuso Vinyl and Rotobox have a special release just for you! Check out their “Gold Label” Minicel figure. Limited to only 40 pieces, they will be available online this Friday, December 6th at 12PM PST for $18 each. Be sure to pick one up before they are gone!
Nov 28, 2013
Rotofugi x 64Colors – Forest Yeti Marshall
Fall has been very good to Marshall collectors. First it was the Smell-me Marshalls and soon, the new Forest Yeti Marshall from 64Colors and Rotofugi + Squibbles Ink. Due in December, Forest Yeti will bring some of the charm of the outdoors to your collection.
Super7 – Firestarter Leroy C. & Frozen Phantom Monoghost (12.5)
Super7 is gearing up for a double drop on Thursday (12.5). First up is the Frozen Phantom Monoghost featuring a mix of dark blue and GID vinyl ($60). The second drop is the Firestarter Leroy C. from Invisible Creature cast in translucent orange vinyl ($30). Hot or cold or both, your choice – both drop on 12.5 from super7store.com.
Metacrypt x Blobpus – Shub Zeroth + Kajin Dokugan Preorder
Back in July, Metacrypt debuted their long-awaited Shub Zeroth figure at SDCC. In addition to the two release editions, they also brought along a beautiful hand-painted Blobpus version. At the time it was pretty clear that an edition would come, but when ? The answer is now. The special Blobpus Shub Zeroth with a red Kaijin Dokugan set is available for pre-order for 14,800 yen (~ $148). This edition is basically a timed-edition, all orders received by the deadline of December 1st @ 7 AM PDT will be honored and made. For details on how to order outside Japan, please check out the Blobpus blog. If you’ve been thinking about grabbing a Shub Zeroth – Blobpus’s paint is amazing.
Nov 27, 2013
Shawnimals – Fuzzy Friday: 3xReleases + Savings (11.29 – 12.1)
Instead of just going with the standard Black Friday discounts, Shawnimals opted to focus on creativity and fun with his own take on the shopping holiday -- ‘Fuzzy Friday’. Instead of just discounting existing stock, Shawnimals is releasing three new toys – a Holiday Edition Ninjatown 10-Doh with digital print (25 s/n pieces, $20 each), the humorously upscale Coachstachio plush (25 pcs, $50), and a signed-edition of the jolly hand-painted Santa Dumpling vinyl (30 pcs, $18) which will also be available from mph in a regular, non-signed edition.
While Fuzzy Friday brings plenty of new toys, Shawnimals has created several lucrative coupon codes for special savings – with a twist. There are four codes with increasing savings (20%, 30%, 40%, and 50%). The novel bit here is that while the 20% code is unlimited use, the other three are extremely limited and will be honored on a first-come, first-served basis.
- 20% off - unlimited, all weekend - FUZZITUP20
- 30% off - 15 codes, Friday only - FUZZDAY30
- 40% off - 10 codes, Friday only - BIGGIE40
- 50% off - ??? - ??? (will reveal Friday morning!)
Gary Baseman – Exclusive Mint Chocolate Chip Creamy w/ Print (11.29)
Gary Baseman will usher in the Holiday season with the release of his exclusive Mint Chocolate Chip Creamy vinyl on Friday. Produced by 3Dretro, this tantalizing edition of his melancholy ice cream character is limited to 200 pieces and will come with an exclusive matching print. Satisfy your appetite for art with the Mint Chip Creamy and print set when it drops exclusively from Gary Baseman’s web shop on Friday (11.29) @ 9AM PST.
Coarse – Omen Pain : Grim and Grudge (12.3)
Following the frenzy of their smaller Omen Blink figures, Coarse continues to unfold their ‘Souls Gone Mad’ tale with the release of Omen Pain – Grim and Grudge, two separate 7” Omen toys. Lured by the potential of the gift of a coveted golden cube from the Void, these two enterprising Omen venture to a dark part of the forest in the hopes of finding one of the children rumored to be mysteriously visiting from parts unknown. Their self-inflicted injuries come as they try to capture a girl (likely Ruth, last seen in ‘The Passage’).
Limited to editions of 234 pcs, each of the Omen Pain figures will be available separately for pre-order on December 3rd @ 7:59 AM PDT for HK$660 ($85) from coarsehkg. The figures come in a gift box along with two shiny, translucent blood puddles to set the scene, just so. Continuing Coarse’s blood-soaked ‘Pain’ legacy, the newest Omen releases should be equally popular with both new collectors and long-time followers of Mark and Sven’s work.
Coney Christmas Tree & Reindeer Vinyl Cavey (12.02)
Cavey is feeling mighty festive this holiday season with the release of the Coney Christmas Tree and the Reindeer Vinyl Cavey! This uber cute release will take place on Monday, December 2nd at 12PM PST. The Christmas Tree Coney is made from a green fleece with mini tinsel trim, gemstones, and a gold star topper. These are limited to 50 pieces and comes with a purple enamel Cavey badge and a Cavey cube for $26. The Reindeer vinyl Cavey are each handpainted and come complete with antlers. They are limited to 20 pieces, with one rare ‘Rudolph’ version. These will retail for $25 a piece.
Lulubell Toys Release: Cojica Toys – Monoclon (12.01)
Lulubell Toys is proud to announce that they will have a pre-order for Cojica Toys’ new figure, the Monoclon. The first release will take place on Sunday, December 1st at 12PM PST. The first release of Monoclon features a flesh Japanese vinyl with blue and orange sprays. Each figure measures 7.5” tall and will retail $65 each (limit one per household).
Android Series 4 Preview Part Deux
Here is another round of previews for the upcoming Android Series 4 Artist Series! We last left off with designs from kaNO, Shawnimals, Andrew Bell, Scott Tolleson and Kong Andri. Now we have 4 fresh new designs coming from Sergio Mancini – Stress Tech 1/16, Andrew Bell – Core Dump 1/16, Kronk – Dicktator 1/16, and Google – Gold 2/16.
S4 will be available at the Dead Zebra Shop this Friday, November 29th at 11AM EST, with a restock at 11PM EST. Shipping will begin a few days after that! There is also a limit of 2 cases (32 pieces) per household. Be sure to keep a look out on other retailers who will be carrying this blind series very soon. Take a gander at the “Where to Buy” list.
Nov 26, 2013
Amanda Visell – Custom Robots and Beavers
Remember that one time when Amanda Visell released some customs of her Beaver figure and Michelle Valigura’s Robot Girl figure? We do, because it happened today and the 9 customs she did, went in a flash! Only retailing $100 each, why wouldn’t you want to pick one or two up? There’s always a next time! If you don’t ever want to miss out on an opportunity like this, be sure to sign up for the Switcheroo email list. For those of you who are toy masochists and want to see what you missed out on, check out the customs in their shop HERE.
Joe Ledbetter Holiday Special (11.26-12.31)
Looking for a gift for that special someone? Well look no further! Head on over to Joe Ledbetter’s webstore, where they are offering free domestic shipping and a $20 international flat rate. There are plenty of goods available, from prints, original art pieces, books, and mouse pads. Get your shop on!