Apr 24, 2014
Munky King x Yoskay Yamamoto – Screaming for the Sunrise DIY
Munky King has released Yoskay Yamamoto’s Screaming for the Sunrise vinyl in a new DIY edition (6”, $50). We’ve always enjoyed Screaming for the Sunrise and felt that it never quite got its due. Here’s hoping talented customizers reintroduce folks to the figure. That said, the sculpt seems like a challenging one to hand paint – though we can imagaine some awesome airbrushed pieces. Pick one up now for $50 (+s/h) at Munky King.
Tomenosuke x Double Parlor -- Rowm
Over the past few months, Japan’s Tomenosuke has released several sweet resin figures (including Goro) from Double Parlour as part of their bimonthly exclusives program. April’s release is Rowm, a proud, shirtless, tentacled character. He may have unusually rough skin, but his heart’s in the right place (we think). Through their strong design, beautiful sculpting and painting, Double Parlour has turned resin into an appealing yet quirky character, full of personality and life in a way that only they can achieve. Limited to 5 pieces, the 8” Rowm is available exclusively from Tomenosuke for 17820 yen (~ $175).
Fools Paradise x JP Toys Exclusive K2-Q5
Following up on their initial K2-Q2 figure (shown after the jump), blending Keiko and the world’s most popular droid, Fools Paradise created the shared exclusive K2-Q5 for Thailand’s JP Toys. While it doesn’t have the immediate appeal of R2, this one might appeal to those looking for a ‘darker’ colorway. The latest in the Keiko series, is limited to 100 pieces, 50 of which are available now for pre-order directly from Fools Paradise for $239 (includes Global EMS). These should ship in May. Pictures after the jump are NWSF.
Luke Chueh x Pretty In Plastic x Munky King Toys – “Bitch”
Pretty In Plastic graces us with a full reveal of their upcoming collaborative figure with Luke Chueh and Munky King, “Bitch”. This figure is based on Luke’s original paintings back from 2007. This may be a piece you want to keep at home and not at your desk at work. Check out our previous post HERE and please stay tuned on updates of its release!
Apr 23, 2014
Kidrobot – Art Of War 3” Dunny Series
Kidrobot has just revealed their newest 3” Dunny Series! Presenting “The Art of War”, where a number of guest artists take on this martial-themed series. kaNO is the man responsible for the package design and boy is it looking great! From what we’ve seen so far, 4 of the artists participating in the series include: Huck Gee, ilovedust, kaNO and Igor Ventura. We can’t wait to see more teasers from Kidrobot to find out who else is in this new series.
Kyle Kirwan – Willo Kickstarter Campaign
Kyle Kirwan, the dude behind the Edmund resin figure is in need of your help! Kyle is looking to team up with Pretty in Plastic to produce his latest sculpture, Willo. He has plans of having this 11” figure rotocasted in resin to be made easier to help with shipping costs to his fans. He has almost reached halfway of his goal of $2,500 with plenty of days left! There are a number of pledges you are going to want to check out, the $65 pledge will get you your very own Willo figure in a two color pink Kickstarter exclusive. To help support, check out the Kickstarter Campaign HERE.
Toy+Life - C2E2 Exclusive Releases
Toy+Life will be taking part of this years C2E2 this weekend in Chicago. With them will be a number of exclusives just for the big event! They will be posted up in The Block at booth #649. Their exclusives include Wasteland Kaiju Racers, which is a limited edition run of resin figures on inertia-engineer cars. They will retail $40 each for the driver and vehicle. They will also be carrying their very own Toy+Life Mental Caps. The Itchy Pink Brain version and Nuclear Zombie Brain version for $12 each. Not only do they have hats for you, but they have some headgear for Dave Bondi’s Akashi figure. Designed and hand-cast by Dave Bondi will be these limited edition accessory packs for his Akashi Figure. These limited edition packs will include a crown, replacement eyes, and hands for $40.
Buff Monster – Melty Misfits Series 2 Kickstarter
Buff Monster is following up on the success of his first series of Melty Misfits trading cards with a brand new series. If his first homage to the Garbage Pail Kids didn’t cement him as the world’s #1 fan of the 80’s sensation, the second series certainly will. To make it a reality, he’s launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise $10k to help with the many costs of creating and producing the new cards.
Go big or go home, and that’s what Buff is doing. For series 2 he’s creating 40 original character designs (80 cards in all with the beloved A/B editions), topping the 30 of the first series. As with series 1, Melty Misfits 2 will be about much more than just the standard cards, there will be plenty of chase cards including error cards, signature cards, sketch cards, variant cards and more. And then there’s the mother of all chases… two Golden tickets, each redeemable for something ‘unparalleled’.
If you loved the first series of Melty Misfits kiss-cut trading card stickers, head on over to the Melty Misfits S2 kickstarter page to check out the various rewards including two packs ($10), four packs ($20), complete base set with Kickstarter exclusive box ($40), and more.
Paul Kaiju – Jade Green King Jinx Raffle (04.27)
You wanted more King Jinx! You got it! Taking place this Sunday, April 17th at 12PM PST, Paul Kaiju will be holding a raffle for his new Jade Green King Jinx on his website. This KJ features a brilliant green vinyl and features metallic sprays. It also includes a “Screaming Siren” idol figure. The lottery will be up for 24 hours and end on Monday, April 28th at 12PM PST. Winners will be notified within 4 days of the lottery and will be paying $250 + S&H for the figure.
Sket-One x Mighty Jaxx – Dripple Artist Series
There seems to be more artists than we expected for Sket-One’s upcoming artist series of Dripple figures with Mighty Jaxx. Joining the ranks of Andrew Bell, kaNO, MAD, Shane Jessup, and Huck Gee are Tristan Eaton and Touma! It also looks like some of these figures will have their own unique detail to the platform. The Dripple Series 1 crowd funding begins this weekend on Friday, April 25th! More details HERE when the time is right.
Apr 22, 2014
BlackBook Toy x Ron English – MouseMask Murpy in Airplane Super Black
Just in time for Super Festival #65 in Japan, MouseMask Murphy in Airplane makes a triumphant return with the Super Black edition. Limited to 40 pieces, the new edition from Ron English x BlackBook Toy features a matte black design with matte gold accents and deco. This one will be released first at the convention (4.27) and then online via BlackBook Toy on May 8th @ 7 AM PDT for 13,800 yen (~ $134.48). For overseas orders, be sure to scroll to the bottom of the product page and click the Paypal icon.
LiverDiet x Cop A Squat Toys Semi Korosiya (4.25)
Clear vinyl is awesome, but the new LiverDiet x Cop A Squat Toys Semi Korosiya proves that frosted clear is pretty sweet as well. Steven Erst (LiverDiet) painted these using pink and blue spray and also hand-painted the faces.
Limited to 8 pieces, these come with an 8” x 10” serigraph (awesome bonus) and header card printed by AS Printing Press. Plus, one fortunate collector will receive a LiverDiet snapback with custom Sadness foil sticker. The LiverDiet x Cop A Squat Toys Semi Korosiya sofubi drop on Friday (4.25) @ 7PM EDT for $80 (+ s/h) at Cop A Squat Toys’ webshop.
Gorgoloid – Kaiju Koseki (4.23)
Gorgoloid is about to unleash his original, hand-made, hand-painted creation, Kaiju Koseki. Spawned by mystical forces deep within the Earth, these curious rainbow-hued mineral beasts defend the earth from the abuses of rampant mining. When not facing a fight, we picture these rock-encrusted guys lumbering down mining shafts on all fours for maximum speed. Limited to just 4 pieces, the debut 6” solid resin edition will be released on Wednesday (4.23) @ 6 PM PDT for $125 (+ s/h) via the Gorgoloid web shop.
Apr 19, 2014
Jermaine Rogers – Make Your ‘Choices’ this Summer
During Easter weekend it might be heard to believe that not all bunnies lay multi-colored speckled eggs. In fact, Jermaine Roger’s rabbits just might lay you out instead. First shown in proto form at last year’s SDCC, Jermaine’s Choices figure is on track for a summer release in vinyl. Digitally sculpted by Bigshot Toyworks, this one should be high up on collectors’ buy list.
Apr 18, 2014
Ron English – GID Bunnny Rabbbit
What has three ears, three eyes, two lips, and three uhh… yeah.. Ron English’s Bunnny Rabbbit, the counterpart and companion to Rabbbit. Each figure stands 10” tall and are cast in a beautiful GID vinyl. There are painted details in the ears, eyes, lips, and yeah… These were produced back in 2008, but was never released. This is the perfect pieces for your Ron English collections. These are available now HERE for $80 a piece. They also come in the original full-color box packaging.
Kronk x Pobber Toys – Mecha Bad Ass Release at Art Toy Culture (05.01)
Previously posted HERE, Pobber Toys shines some light of the new “Mecha” Bad Ass release by Kronk. These will be exclusive to the Art Toy Culture fair in Seoul Korea on May 1st. These will be limited to only 50 pieces and any left over from the fair, will then be available online! To those interested, be sure to sign up for their newsletter HERE for any news or updates.
Ian Ziobrowski – Nugglife’s 4/20 Release
On Sunday, April 20th, Ian Ziobrowski will be having a special release! Precisely at 4:20PM EST, in his store will be some new custom Dunnys and a new Mini Nugs Series 3. The Custom Dunnys include a Cheech and Chong Set, Nuggs The Golden Nugget, and a Hydroponics Grow Dome. Each of which will be ranging from $130 – $300. Find them available HERE when the time is right!
Apr 17, 2014
Toy Art Gallery x Tim Clarke – Totims Angkor Wat (4.18)
Toy Art Gallery will follow-up the debut unpainted edition of Tim Clarke’s ingenious stackable Totims sofubi (12”) with the painted Angkor Wat edition. Inspired by the legendary Angkor Wat ruins in Cambodia, the new edition’s color scheme which features paint rubbed cool grey vinyl with accent sprays in gold and silver brings Clarke’s mystical creatures to life. Tomtims Angkor Wat Edition drops on Friday (4.18) @ Noon PDT for $110 (+ s/h) from Toy Art Gallery. Collectors will also be given the option to build their own, presumably by purchasing the individual stackable sections (5 in all).
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.