Mar 06, 2014
David Flores x BlackBook Toy x Hell Fire Canyon Club – “Irish” Edition Deathshead S’murks
BlackBook Toy is happy to announce the newest edition of David Flores’ Deathshead S’murk figure. In honor of both St. Patrick’s Day and the Irish heritage of Danny Boy of Hell Fire Canyon Club and House of Pain, they present to you, the “Irish” S’murk. This colorway features a bevy of shades of green and even a clover stamp on the foot. Online sales will take place on March 14th, 7AM PST for $100 each. You will find them available for purchase HERE.
MSX Toy Art Gallery Exclusive Orange Ash Wandering Misfits Figure
MSX Toy Art Gallery in Beijing has gotten their hands on a exclusive Wandering Misfits figure. Presenting the Orange Ash Wandering Misfits figure, designed by Kathie Olivas and Brandt Peters, and produced by Cardboard Spaceship. These are available now HERE for $16.99 and limited to two per customer.
Huck Gee x Kidrobot – Black Skullhead 8” Dunny (03.20)
It was 4 years ago when Kidrobot released Huck Gee’s 8” GID Skullhead Dunny at SDCC,then 3 years ago it was a Red and White SKullhead 8” Dunny. Now it’s back! This time in a Black colorway. It’s got everything you love about it, the grayscale stripes, the crossbones, the wings, and of course the kanji stamp. The release will take place on Thursday, March 20th at 11AM EST through Kidrobot stores, KR Online, and select stores and will retail $59.99.
Andrew Bell x Dead Zebra Inc – “The Last Knight” *UPDATE* (03.15)
Here is a quick update to our previous post on Andrew Bell x Dead Zebra Inc.’s “The Last Knight” figure. How about some specs on this badboy? The figure measures 8" tall, 3½" wide, and 4¼ " deep, while the box measures 10" x 6½" x 5" if you were into displaying your toys with their packaging. Now the question everyone has been wondering? How much? Well, you will be able to find these at your favorite toy retailers for $65 each on Saturday, March 15th. These are also limited to only 500 pieces. You can see more detailed photos after the jump!
Mar 05, 2014
Transformers x The Loyal Subjects – Series 2 Blindbox Pre-Order
The second trailer has just released for Transformers: Age of Extinction, which makes perfect sense for The Loyal Subjects to announce their Series 2 Transformer Blindboxes! This series contains some of your favorites, such as Shockwave, Dirge, Mirage, Prowl, Ramjet, Shrapnel, Sideswipe, Skywarp, Slag, and of course Optimus Prime, who so happens to come with three 3 second sayings and a try me button! Be sure to use them sparingly, roughly 400 plays with a non replaceable battery. Each blindbox will retail $12.99 each or $208 for a case, both can be found HERE and HERE.
Buff Monster – Pink Zombie Mister Melty and Ice Cream Mini Sets (3.6)
Buff Monster has lined up a double drop for Thursday (3.6). First, on the heels of the debut of the Zombie Mister Melty sofubi in an unpainted while edition, Buff will be releasing the first painted edition ($35 + s/h) of the new figure. Rocking fluorescent pink vinyl, this edition shows off the details of the new sculpt, from the missing chunk on his head (eaten?) to his wounded/deformed arm and foot.
In addition to the brand-new painted Zombie Mister Melty, Thursday’s drop will also feature Ice Cream Minis Complete sets. This is the first time these 1.5” tall figures, painted for different flavors, have been released together in an easy to collect set. These will be available for $60 (+ s/h) completed with a new header card design.
Both drops happen on Thursday (3.6) @ 10 AM EST from buffmonster.com.
Cometdebris – March Releases (03.07)
Cometdebris has you covered for the whole month of March with three new releases! First up is the new Sametan, which features a pink body with white spray, silver spray, and light blue belt and shoes for $45. Then there is the Oni Kappa Shonen, which is cast in red and black marble vinyl with gold detailing and oni mask. These are limited to only 13 pieces for $100 each. Last up is the Tokoji Seijin and it features lime green and brown spray on a dark blue-grey vinyl. There will only be 10 of theses available for $70. All of these will be available this Friday, March 7th at 8PM PST. While you’re there, feel free to pick up a Sametan mug for only $15.
Mar 04, 2014
Jam Factory – Droplets Series 3?
Gavin Strange of Jam Factory has been posting photos of some new character designs for what would be a series 3 of his Droplet figures. Gavin went with a character first, toys second approach with this series. Each character has a fun little back story to it .
Tiki - He's a big fan of fire and all things nature but not so into the modern world, he's an outdoors-eat kinda Droplet!
Rocket - He's a budding cosmonaut who loves the moon and his jet pack but isn't so keen on space monkeys and pesky gravity! (But he loves the film, he's well stoked on it's Oscar haul)
Obi - (short for Shinobi!) - He's a bit of a ninja that loves sushi & slippers but hates dirt & dentists! He'll see you before you see him (but he's a bit goofy and isn't that good at hiding in the shadows!)
Goop – A rip-off of Toxie from the Toxic Crusaders, the rad / mental cartoon & toys from the 80's! Poor ol' Goop hit a spot of nuclear waste when he rained down and now he's glowing, but not in a good way!
Lucky - She loves folk tales and Dragons but despises greed and pizza, she's a wise ol' thing!
Flakes – Loves sunshine and strawberry sauce but hates seagulls and winter! :)
Would you like to see these toys made? We would too! Jam Factory is looking to put together a Kickstarter of some sorts to get the ball rolling. He even speaks of new shapes! If you are interested in these becoming a reality, stop by the Droplet Facebook page and share your love for these new characters!
Hydro74 x Jesse Hernandez - Kidrobot Exclusive Ghost Edition Death Serpent (03.08)
The date is finally set! Hydro74 x Jesse Hernandez’s Ghost Edition Death Serpent will be an exclusive to Kidrobot. Produced by Kuso Vinyl, the Ghost Edition will be limited to 150 pieces and will come battle ready with shield and spear. There is also a 1:6 chance to score big with the red chase colorway. This release will retail $110 and will be available through Kidrobot Stores, KR Online and Kuso Vinyl. There will also be a toy release and signing at KR SF this Saturday, March 8th from 6-8PM. Be sure to stop by and meet the makers behind this amazing piece!
1512 Haight Street
San Francisco, CA 94117
Andrew Bell x Dead Zebra Inc – “The Last Knight”
Andrew Bell shares with us this amazing figure he has done with Dead Zebra Inc. Introducing the Last Knight, which is an 8” skull-headed zebra in the form of the Knight chess piece. The one that does the “L”. This figure features articulation in both the ears and the jaw. The packaging comes with a hand numbered band with black and silver stamp artwork and a hidden magnet clasp. The Last Knight will be available on Saturday, March 15th in the Dead Zebra shop or any of their retailers. Great work and hope to see one in person!
Mar 03, 2014
myplasticheart – Exclusive Black Color Change S.U.C.K.L.E. sets
So far we’ve seen several retailer exclusive S.U.C.K.L.E. pvc sets (2”) in pretty translucent colors. myplasticheart ups the ante with their own Black Color Change exclusive set produced by Suckadelic and DKE. These start off jet black but turn grey with heat – the perfect thing for idle hands. Limited to 80 sets, the mph exclusive features all ten of the series 1 characters in a reusable plastic container. Grab ‘em now from myplasticheart for $19.99 (+ s/h).
Mar 01, 2014
Kidrobot Marvel Munny Madness for Mid-March
Kidrobot is at it once again with their Marvel Series Mini Munnys. This series features DIY figures and accessories so you can create your very own Marvel Hero or Villain. You’ve got the Marvel Munny 4” Mini Captain America, Mini Wolverine, Mini War Machine, and Mini Spider-Man all for $9.99 each. Each come with special accessories and decals. Not enough for you? There is also the Micro Munnys in 8 blank colors, which are also paired with accessories and decals for $7.99. But that’s not all! The 1” Marvels come into play with 10 different designs, which include the thing, hulk, war machine, silver surfer and much more! These will be available for $3.99. Releases should start taking place sometime mid March!
Feb 28, 2014
VISEone – Green & Pink Edition Zombie Goo
More colorways of VISEone’s Monster Goo figure will soon be hitting the shelves! The Green and Pink edition Zombie Goo figures will retail only $40 a piece, which is pretty solid for an 8” figure as wicked as this. Not sure if these will make it to your retailer? Bug the shop keep!
Feb 27, 2014
Huck Gee – Memories of a Cluttermunk – The Ronin
Earlier today, Huck Gee announced his latest deluxe custom set – Memories of a Cluttermunk – The Ronin. This set marks the return of Huck’s Cluttermunk first released in a hermit style edition back in the Summer of 2012. Instead of lugging his possessions on a turtle shell pack, Cluttermunk is now riding in style atop the turtle. Limited to ten pieces, the new Cluttermunk can be yours for $1800. Email email@example.com if you’re interested.
Coarse – Flake, Fluid and Float 10th Anniversary Editions (3.11)
Back before Coarse became a household name among art toy collectors, Mark Landwehr released Flake, Fluid and Float –- action-sports themed 1:6 style figures. I remember being really impressed by these at Munky King on Melrose sometime in ‘05/’06. They were sleek, fresh and just a bit funky – definitely not your typical hyper-detailed 12” figures. Simple, bold lines were their calling card.
To celebrate a decade of making their signature brand of art toys, Coarse has revisited Flake, Fluid and Float. The upcoming 10th Anniversary Editions (previewed during SDCC 13) have been remastered -- both Flake and Fluid feature updated, larger sculpts. Fluid features a new pose and comes with a large 18” longboard. With years of experience behind them, Mark and Sven have been able to push the limits of vinyl production with these new editions.
Btw, in case you’re thinking hmm Flake, Fluid and Float– that’s three characters and the pics show just two figures… Float is an alter-ego of sorts of the skateboarding Flake. Take off Flake’s normal head and swap in the the skateboard truck head, and you’ve got Float.
The 10th Anniversary Flake, Float and Fluid figures will be released in two editions – a signature Pain edition (220 pcs) and a more colorful Cream edition (320 pcs). Each of the two editions will come packaged in a premium color printed gift box. Both editions drop on Tuesday March 11th 2014 @ 7:59 AM for HK$ 2680 (~ $340) from coarsehkg.com. A bundle of both editions will be available for HK$ 4800. As always this pricing includes global surface shipping. Finally, Coarse is now on Twitter and Instagram – follow ‘em.
Feb 26, 2014
MAD – MAD*L Phase 4 Release Party & Signing @ Rotofugi (03.08)
Hey you Chicago-ans! MAD will be stopping by Rotofugi on Friday, March 8th from 6-9PM for an official release party and signing for the highly anticipated Phase 4 MAD*Ls. They will be available for $35 each or all three for $100. MAD will be there to sign, sketch and hang out for the night. There will also be a mini-exhibit in the “side” gallery that will be on display through April 6th.
2780 N Lincoln Avenue
Chicago, IL 60614
Feb 25, 2014
Scribe & Andrew Bell x Kidrobot Mardivale Dunny Hyper Series (03.04)
Unfortunately you cannot exchange beads for these guys. Kidrobot announces that the release of their upcoming Mardivale Dunny Hyper Series will be taking place on Fat Tuesday (03.04) (of course!). This series features 15 designs by Scribe and Andrew Bell who re-design these 3” Dunnys with crazy sculpts, beads, feathers, masks, and all things that scream Mardi Gras. The Mardivale Dunnys will be available at all Kidrobot Stores, KR Online and select retailers for $9.99a blind box. Check out more sneaks after the jump.
Jeff Lamm x Unbox Industries – Space Mining Division 5 (SMD 5)
Jeff Lamm is at it again and with the help of Unbox Industries, they bring to you Space Mining Division 5 or SMD 5 for short. This piece will be a big one, standing a full 9” tall. To the left we can see the digital rendering and to the right you can see all the detail that this bad boy will have. Now we just have to wait for more info!
As far as the creature itself, in Greasebat world, giant monsters have been somewhat domesticated and put to military and industrial use. This guys natural heavy armor and strength make him well suited for deep space mining operations. A few modifications to his mouth ( rock crushing metal jaws) and breathing apparatus = instant deep space digger.
Unfortunately, this particular one ( number 5 ) escaped when his transport crashed, and has been on a violent rampage since.
kaNO – The Crow King Custom Release (02.28)
A lot of you have been anticipating this custom release from kaNO and it is now finally here! To celebrate the 20th anniversary of The Crow film, kaNO will be releasing a limited number of custom Dragon King figures that pay homage to one of Brandon Lee (Bruce Lee’s Son) most famous roles. The crow accessory was done by Steve Schumacher and it really completes this set. These are limited to only 20 pieces, with 5 already being sold at Designer Con. The Crow will be available this Friday, February 28th at 12PM EST. They will retail $300 + S&H and should go fairly quickly, as a lot of people were asking about them back at Designer Con.
DrilOne x Collect & Display – Sparkle Magic Glitter Drones (2.28)
Collect & Display continues its brand new monthly custom offering with DrilOne’s Sparkle Magic Glittler Drones (Star Version). Dril has created eight custom versions of his 1.5” tall drone resin figure for the release. They drop on Friday (2.28) @ 8 PM GMT (Noon PST) for £15 (~ $25) + s/h.
Suburban Vinyl – Exclusive Clear Green S.U.C.K.L.E.
Suburban Vinyl has released its exclusive S.U.C.K.L.E. sets in clear green from Suckadelic and DKE toys. Limited to 85 sets, the ten figures come in a flip-top plastic can for handy storage and reuse. Available now for $19.99 (+ s/h) per set of ten from Suburban Vinyl. These S.U.C.K.L.E. exclusive announcements are coming quickly, we wonder who’s next and what color it will be.
Martin Hsu x Bigshot Toyworks Miya-San Production Update
We got a lovely newsletter from Tenacious Toys giving us a brief update on the status of Martin Hsu and Bigshot Toyworks’ Miya-San figure. They mention that the figures should be arriving on schedule to meet the late April deadline. Above and after the jump, you can see some progress photos of all the pieces that make up Miya-San. We can’t wait to see them put together with a few splashes of paint! Stay tuned for the next update.
Feb 24, 2014
Toy Art Gallery – Exclusive Clear Red S.U.C.K.L.E. Minis (2.26)
Toy Art Gallery has just announced their upcoming exclusive Clear Red S.U.C.K.L.E. pvc mini-figs from Suckadelic and DKE Toys. The set of 10 characters in a swanky resealable plastic jar will be available for $20 (+ s/h) direct from TAG’s web shop on Wednesday (2.26) @ Noon PST. Cast in a sweet translucent red, these are perfect for any Sucklord fan.
Frank Kozik – 3” Orange Heathrow Sofubi
Frank Kozik is unleashing his first sofubi edition of Heathrow, his hedgehog character. The debut 3” edition features and Orange body with white and black sprays. It’s limited to 50 pieces, hand-painted by Frank Himself and comes bagged with a signed/numbered edition-specific header card. These drop on Wednesday (2.26) @ 2 PM PST from frankkozik.net for $40 each (+ s/h).
Heathrow hates you. But, please don't take it personally, he hates EVERYONE. In fact, just the other day as he was walking through the Magic Mushroom Forest ( which he hates) he met the Orange Creamsicle, who tried to be friends and even offered Heathrow a bite, but Heathrow just hated him as well, and it made the Orange Creamsicle really sad and he went home and drank bleach. (Via PR)
Super7 Releases: Spring Green Pocket Rose Vampire (02.27)
Super7 has just announced their newest release, the Spring Green Pocket Rose Vampire by Joshua Herbolsheimer. This drop may feature a green glitter vinyl with dark green petals and metallic blue leaves and will be available this Thursday, February 27th at 12NOON PST for $25 each. You can expect this Rose Vamp to emerge from the soil in all of its stunning glory.