Aug 28, 2014
Huck Gee – The Grifling King
The moment has come! The rise of the Grifling King! Huck Gee has just revealed this behemoth of a custom, which is limited to only 10 pieces. Each figure comes signed, numbered and includes all that you see above. If you are interested, be sure to have $1800 handy and shoot an email over to sales[at]huckgee[dot]com. Act quick! More photos after the jump.
The Griflings are ruled by an otherworldly, magical monarch, the venerable King Arstaak. As wize as he is powerful, his being seems to be woven intimately with the twisted magics that root within the Wildwoods. Very rarely seen, he travels through the magical haze of the wild woods enthroned atop a massive, iridescent beetle. His awe inspiring appearance is said to float somewhere between the physical and animistic planes. Part shadow, part earth, I suspect King Arstaak's bloodline may be a manifestation of the woods themselves.
Only one creature in the Wildwoods is as worthy of narrative as the compelling King Arstaak: his paramour, the radiant Queen Consort, Perselphone...
- excerpts from Chapters of the North, Volume VI - Mahotsukai Hoohige
Aug 27, 2014
Paul Kaiju x Toy Art Gallery – Orange Gacha Minis (8.29)
Next up from Toy Art Gallery are the Gacha Minis in Orange (2”) by Paul Kaiju. Previously released in light blue, the new edition features unpainted creamsicle orange vinyl for each of the five figures. These will drop on Friday (8.29) @ Noon PDT directly from TAG’s web shop for $15 each or $60 for a whole set, essentially making the fifth figure free.
Project: Vulkira Kickstarter Campaign
Are you a fan of Shogun Warriors, Jumbo Machinders, or any big robot toys? Well Eric Smith of Full Blown Ink has this special Kickstarter Campaign that mixes your love for robots with designer vinyl. Introducing Project: Vulkira, which is inspired by the classic Giant Japanese style robots in an 8” vinyl form produced by Unbox Industries. With your help, this Shogun Warriors colorway can be made! This is limited to only 300 pieces and will have 3 points of articulation, as well as removable fists, drill, and missile launcher attachments. So if you want to help get this figure made, take a look at the campaign HERE and contribute! Eric has also asked the help of some friends to create some amazing original artwork based on Vulkira to help the ball rolling! If this campaign really takes off, Eric is hoping to release a 24” Vulkira in the future!
Aug 26, 2014
Arkiv x Visual Ark – Mickeyiv Vinyl(8.28)
The wait for the debut of the Mickeyiv vinyl figures from Arkiv and Taiwanese brand Visual Ark first mentioned in an advanced announcement last spring, is all but over. First up is the Mickiv Classic Grey vinyl. Standing 8 inches tall, this new release is perfect for long-time collectors looking to pick up Arkiv’s signature character as well as new collectors looking for the perfect starter piece.
Andrew Bell – Glow In the Dark Can of Worms
Andrew Bell’s Can of Worms figure will soon be available in your favorite local designer toy stores in this fantastic GID colorway! These are an edition of only 250 pieces and will retail $55 each. There is articulation in all 3 of the heads and each of the tails and comes with an awesome can accessory, which it can be displayed with or without.
Aug 25, 2014
Designer Toy Awards 2014 Finalists + Voting
Voting for all the publicly voted categories is open over at designertoyawards.com and runs through Monday, September 1st (Labor Day). Unlike previous years, each person may vote once per category rather than daily. The winners will be announced at the 4th Annual DTA Awards Ceremony in NYC on Saturday October 11th (NYCC weekend). We’re pleased to have been nominated for Best Blog and if you’ve enjoyed our coverage for the past 9.5 or so years, we’d be honored to have your vote.
We all have opinions about awards and nominees, and we’re no different. Rather than comment on each category, we’ll just wonder here out loud (well, sorta…) why Paul Kaiju was not nominated for Artist of the Year ???
Aug 22, 2014
Angry Woebots x Silent Stage – Nightmare Panda King 2 (08.26)
Angry Woebots and Silent Stage are out to release the brand new Panda King 2. the new Nightmare edition are each hand painted by Woes and limited to only 30 pieces. They are slate to release on Tuesday, August 26th at 11AM PST in their wbestore. If you can’t wait, be sure to shoot an email over to sales[at]silentstagegallery[dot]com to reserve yours right away!
My Tummy Toys’ Bismarck Figure at Popcon Asia
My Tummy Toys are excited to announce after a few years in development, the Bismarck figure. Here we get a small sneak peek of what’s to come to Popcon Asia, where they will be showing off this bad boy in person and taking pre-orders. There are plans to make 3 colorways of this 7” figure in blue, grey, and a Blank DIY (12 pieces each). There are three points of articulation in both hands and in the head. If you’re at Popcon Asia be sure to stop by their booth AHH-11.
Aug 21, 2014
Colus – Impundulu Pre-Order
Colus has been working on his very own limited edition resin figure, Impundulu, which is a self funded project. The Impundulu figure stands 7” and is made from a glossy black resin and are limited to only 55 pieces worldwide. With the help of Mana Studios, they plan on having a mid-September release. Pre-Orders are now up on Colus’ Webstore for the $140 pre-order price versus the $150 regular price.
Impundulu - “Lightning Bird” is a mythological vampiric bird creature from South African tribal folklore. It can take on many forms, one of which a rooster like bird the size of a human. Believed to be a servant of witch doctors, it seduces woman and can summon thunder and lightning from its wings and talons.
Aug 20, 2014
Jesse Hernandez x Kidrobot – New Dunny?!
Jesse Hernandez just posted this teaser via Instagram of something in the works with Kidrobot! This new Dunny is something you’re not going to want to miss! We’re hoping to see this as a 8” Azteca Dunny release. We are crossing our fingers for more teasers.
Brendan Monroe – Black Marble Figment Available Now
Brendan Monroe has just made available his new Figment soft vinyl figure in a beautiful Black Marble. These are limited to only 20 pieces and should go fairly quickly. You can find them available in his Store HERE for $100 each.
Jouwe x GLTT – Deadpool Inspired Jouwe Custom at Popcon Asia
Jouwe will be collaborating with another artists by the name of Eric Lesmana aka GLTT for Popcon Asia. He will be customizing some Jouwe figures, which will be available at the convention! Stay tuned for the full reveal of these customs! Much more to come.
Aug 19, 2014
TAG x Secret Base x Three Tides Tattoo – Karakasa Tattoo Man GID Lottery (8.20 – 8.22)
Toy Art Gallery will release the very limited Karakasa Tattoo Man GID figure from Hiroshi of Three Tides Tattoo and Secret Base via lottery. Featuring a brand-new floral tattoo pattern, GID base vinyl with teal + green accents, this is the 6th painted edition to-date of this distinctive figure .
To enter the lottery for an opportunity to purchase the figure, send an email to email@example.com with “Karakasa Lottery” as the subject along with your paypal address and shipping info between Wednesday, August 20th @ 12 PM PDT and Friday August 22nd @ 12 PM PDT. Winners will be chosen randomly and notified up to 24 hours after the lottery period closes. The figure will be available for $95 (+ s/h).
Aug 18, 2014
Scott Tolleson x FlabSlab – Yoddha Bust
Scott Tolleson has revealed his newest creation, the Yoddha bust will be debuting at this years STGCC. This piece stands 10” tall and are limited to only 30 pieces worldwide. These will be available at $250 each at the Singapore Toy, Game & Comic Convention at Scott’s booth. The paint application looks amazing on this and really brings the bust to life. FlabSlab and Scott did an amazing job on this piece.
Aug 16, 2014
Blamo Toys - Minky
Blamo Toys are proud to introduce to you their newest citizen, Minky! He is 88% Spunky, 10% Cheeky, and 2% Funky and is available now! Minky is hand carved from Monkey Pod wood and stands 7.5” tall. He also comes with a hand-made box! You can pick up Minky HERE for $95 each.
Cometdebris – Summer Vacation Kappa Shonen & Clear Unpainted Kappa Shonen Release (08.16)
Releasing today, Saturday, August 16th at 9PM PST, Cometdebris will be releasing both the Summer Vacation Kappa Shoenn and Clear Unpainted Kappa Shonen figures. The Summer Vacation Kappa is cast in a clear vinyl with yellow eyes and is filled with goldfish and summer insects. They are both also available in sets of two so you can split the order with a friend and save on shipping. Find them available on the Cometdebris webstore tonight!
Aug 14, 2014
Josh Keyes x Toyqube – The Hermit & The Migratory Soul Sneak Peek
Keith Poon of Toyqube just shared this awesome teaser of the new Josh Keyes art toy they have in the works, dubbed The Hermit & The Migratory Soul. This figure is a part of the Signature Series, which includes Josh’s previous Lifted sculpture and the soon to come Kenny Scharf release (SEEN HERE)! We’re hoping to see more photos and information in this piece very soon!
Scott Tolleson – STGCC Exclusive Oozebeet Deadbeet
Here’s another Scott Tolleson STGCC exclusive for ya! The Marbled Lime Green translucent with GID Oozebeet Deadbeet will be limited to 30 pieces and comes bagged with an awesome headercard! These will be available at Scott’s booth for $60 each. [VIA Spankystokes]
Jason Freeny x Mighty Jaxx–GID Radioactive Skull Bomb
Tomorrow on Friday, August 15th at 7PM PST, Mighty Jaxx and Jason Freeny will be releasing the all new Glow in the Dark Radioactive Skull Bomb! These are limited to only 50 pieces and will be available through the Mighty Jaxx Webstore for $79 a piece and free shipping worldwide!
Jouwe x Hello Muaw Teaser for Popcon Asia
Jouwe shares with us another teaser for Popcon Asia. He will also be collaborating with a young graffiti artists from Bandung on a few projects, who goes by the name of Hello Muaw. We cannot wait to see what these two guys do together. Stay tuned! Take a look at the previous teaser with David the Killer HERE.
Aug 13, 2014
Silent Stage x Slick – Upcoming Mickey Figure
Here’s a teaser shot of the upcoming Mickey figure in the works from Slick and Silent Stage. Judging by the pic, the world’s most famous mouse is ready to regulate with his trusty Mac-11. Going off the vibe, perhaps the new toy is based on Slick’s bandana Mickey seen in his earlier art. In addition to the standard figure, look out for a 5’ killer as well.
Flawtoys -– Project Unknown Brownhide + Pink Skullhead Dunnys
Sander of Flawtoys recently stocked his store with several new toys. Limited to just 3 pieces, his Project Unknown Brownhide figure features a boy inside a bear suit. Standing 6” tall, the resin piece includes swappable faces -- boy and skull. It’s available now for 80 euros (~ $106) + s/h from the Flawtoys shop. His second release, the blind-boxed double-cast Pink Skullhead Dunnys sold out quickly at 40 euros (~ $53) a piece and it’s pretty easy to see why. Flawtoys continues to release high-quality figures in an impressive variety of shapes and styles.
Brent Nolasco x Toy Art Gallery – Night Stalker Edition Blood Thirst
This Friday, August 15th at 12PM PST, Toy Art Gallery will be releasing Brent Nolasco’s Night Stalker Edition Blood Thirst figure. This is the first painted edition of Brent’s original soft vinyl figure. The Night Stalker edition features black rub over white vinyl with black, silver, red, and gray sprays. Blood Thirst stands 9” tall with 5 points of articulation. Find them available in the store for $75 each.
Aug 12, 2014
Instinctoy – Halloween inc and Muckey at STGCC (9.6 – 9.7)
Instinctoy will release a small amount of their special Halloween figures early for Singapore Toys, Games and Comic Convention (STGCC, 9.6 – 9.7) and then again at Taipei Toy Festival (TTF, 10.9 – 10.12) before the main online release later in October. This year Instinctoy is releasing two editions of their annual Halloween inc figure (~ 9”) –– Platinum (SGD 210, ~$167) and Gold (SGD 200, $160). The Platinum features a wild purple-hued design with metallic paint, and glitter embedded in translucent vinyl. The Gold features a metallic orange design with gold glitter in translucent vinyl. Both figures include a swappable pumpkin head, capes, and remotes to control the fancy embedded LED light system.
And… There’s also a bright pumpkin orange Halloween Muckey (~7.5”, SGD 130, ~$104) with GID details (looks like ears, nose, claws, and Haunted Castle chest logo).
Aug 11, 2014
Taylored Curiosities – Brooding Spriggledops
Available now is Taylored Curiosities newest creaiton, the Brooding Spriggledops. They each stand 1.5” tall and 2.5” wide and come signed and dated underneath. They are 5 available now HERE for $33 + S&H each.
'Spriggledops have a life cycle just as all other creatures do. They start life as teeny eggs. Hatch and are equally as small and soft. Cocoon after a year and emerge as lovely, six legged, shelled beasts. They remain this way until they go back to the earth.
When a Spriggledop is ready to lay eggs of their own; the females’ skin develops an odd pigment change and she is able to alter her colourings to blend in with her surroundings. Allowing her and her eggs to stay safely hidden until they hatch. Spriggledop mothers are some of the best in the world. They watch over their brood until they are big enough to cocoon.
The best place for laying eggs is, of course, a succulent plant. These nourish and sustain the eggs with all their hidden water and allow the mother to stay close while the fathers forage and provide food. Spriggledops mate for life and are wonderful parents.
These 'succulent plants' have been hand sculpted, cast and painted. The Spriggledops have been made in the same manner and match the colours of the plants petals; providing camouflage. Tiny magnets are in the petals and on the top of one appendage as well as under the Spriggledop, allowing her to both sit inside the nest and to stand atop the nest, watching out. Teeny 'eggs' complete the nest effect.