Oct 23, 2018

High Proof Toys – The Prumpkin Ghoulish Glow Is About to Appear (10.24)

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Can you every have enough Halloween edition releases?  Nah.  Getting in the scary spirit, High Proof Toys has conjured up a special trick: the Prumpkin. This year’s edition (debut?) is Ghoulish Glow featuring white GID cast in clear resin with black rub for that extra creepy touch. The bipedal Prumpkin looks great in sun light, black light and presumably with the lights off. Prumpkin Ghoulish Glow drops on Wednesday (10.24) at 8 AM PDT for $35 from the HPT shop.

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Rumpus Sculpture In the Works by Scribe x Silent Stage

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It’s been a little while since we’ve seen Rumpus in 3D. So word of an upcoming sculpture of Scribe’s signature character is welcome news indeed.  Silent Stage will bring Scott Wetterschneider’s digital sculpt of the rhino to life as a fine-art sculpture, presumably in resin.

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DesignerCon Exclusive Memento Mori by Cryptik x Silent Stage

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Following the OG edition, Cryptik and Silent Stage are set up to release the DesignerCon Exclusive Memento Mori resin sculpture.  The exclusive will feature an insightful white + gold design.  No release details, though we expect it drop from the Silent Stage booth [#2619]

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Oct 22, 2018

Kidrobot -- Hello Sanrio Ice Cream Keychains

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Kidrobot is on a roll with their Sanrio releases. Following the recent collabo plush releases, comes the new Hello Sanrio Ice Cream Cone keychain series.  This kawaii series features 14 adorable vinyl key chains (1.5”) including Gudetama, Little Twin Stars, Badtz-Maru and yes, Hello Kitty herself.  Kidrobot will officially release these on Kidrobot.com on Tuesday (10.22) at 9 AM PDT.  If you need your mini vinyl ice cream fix now, several retailers have you covered including myplasticheart  which has them for $5.99/blind box.  Hit the jump for a look at all 14 designs.

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Keep An Eye Out with The Watcher by Brent Nolasco

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Changing things up, Brent Nolasco has just released The Watcher.  The horned-guardian features insect-like cluster eyes ,all the better to perform his task. The resin ‘mask’ measures 5.2” tall and is designed to be hung on a wall or other flat surface, or placed on a shelf.  It’s available now from the artist’s store in three versions – unpainted ($45), Morning Fog (above, $75), and a variant of Morning Fog with subtle crack highlights and a gloss coat ($75).

There are times when you need someone to watch over you. It never hurts to have an extra set of eyes, to watch over you while you sleep or are alone. You can find security and companionship in the "The Watcher" - he will never let you down. [Press Release]

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Darkness Comes with Sleepwalker Mora from Paulus Hyu

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The sculpt for Sleepwalker Mora from Paulus Hyu is done.  Brought to life by the talented hands of Seriouslysillyk, Mora is as intended, a formidable beast, the stuff of nightmares.  This one is slated for production as a soft vinyl by Kurobokan.  It’s by far the darkest of the Sleepwalker figures and should bring a bit of balance to the line.

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Halloween Death Eater by AE Workshop. Now.

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Surprise!  AE Workshop has just released their Halloween Death Eater Fattie.  Limited to just eight pieces, the screaming skull and bones design includes GID Pure Poison hot sauce accessory and is available now for $115 from their webshop. These are in-stock and ready to ship.

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Oct 21, 2018

Happy Scares with Meep Halloween by 25 April (10.22)

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Celebrate Spooky Day with the Halloween Meep resin from Thai artist 25April.  Dressed up as a ghost, Meep stands 2.5” tall, features magnetic legs for flexible display, and is limited to 15 pieces.  This one will be available for order on Monday (10.22)  at 6 AM PDT from the artist’s facebook page for 650 baht (~$20). These are ready to ship and should arrive before Halloween!  As for what Meep is ?  Bird turd cutie ?

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Get Fancy With Fooshita by Buboo Friend (10.23)

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Thai artist Buboo Friend will release his Fooshita Rose Quartz edition resin on Tuesday (10.23) at 6 AM PDT from his Instagram page.  Inspired by Chinese Lions, this edition is limited to 15 pcs, stands about 2.4” tall and will be available for $40 (+ s/h).  This is a slightly different edition than the one for BTS which featured fluffy white fur. Hit the jump for the artist’s video of the toy up close.

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Oct 20, 2018

NanoTEQ Evolved: Nutbuster by QUICCS x Devil Toys

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We love conventions, for the exclusives of course, but also for the reveals.  So we’re amped about the NanoTEQ Nutbuster proto from QUICCS x Devil Toys on display at Taipei Toy Festival

The 6” soft vinyl mech features a compact, powerful sculpt with a three-point design for stability (and nifty back and side views).  And yes, the NanoTEQ 63 pops right into the cockpit for plenty of playability.  Expect this one in early 2019.  We’re looking forward to seeing painted samples and colorway designs. Hit the jump for more drool worthy angles.

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Cute, Chunky and Cool -- Doodle Hazards by Hongjun Ha

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Hongjun Ha’s Doodle Hazard resins (4”) are now available for online orders at the Hands in Factory shop for $150 each.   The smallest version of his signature lizard (Ha-zard…) so far, the chunky Doodle’s have stylized, sketch-like faces.  First released at Beijing Toy Show, the OG (green) is limited to 20 pieces while Dots is rarer at five pieces.  As of this writing, the OG is available while Dots has sold out.

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Oct 19, 2018

A Distinctive Bat: Bartok by Blamo

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#Blamoween isn’t about orange + black or pumpkin heads, no sir.  Enter Bartok, Blamo’s new blood-sucking bat character.  Carved in Monkey Pod Wood, the 9” Bartok—apparently an unconventional heart surgeon—seems unassuming with his arms crossed and wings folded, let’s just hope they stay that way. Bartok comes to life through deceptively simple combination of wood carving, charcoal finish and brass inset eyes.   Bartok is available now directly from Blamo for $150.  Hit the jump to see the many sides of this curious bat.

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Sssssh. Piggums is Coming From Frank Kozik x Blackbook Toy

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Hello, old friend.  Piggums is set to get his very own sofubi. As seen on his Instagram, Frank Kozik is working with Blackbook Toy on what looks to be a killer version of the sailor pig.  Harboring bad intentions, Piggums is hiding (errr…) a giant knife behind his back.  Speaking of things unseen, you wouldn’t guess at first, but Piggums can also go from standing to sitting with articulation in the legs and knife-wielding arm.

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Gone In Sixty: MP Gautheron x Kidrobot Custom Dunnys

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That’s was quick!  Kidrobot released a new collection of custom Dunnys from MP Gautheron earlier this morning and was sold out about an hour in.  The french artist created 15 customs—5 each in 3”, 5”, and 8” sizes—with three themes: floating eyes, Halloween, and sea life.   Of all the nicely done customs, 8” Ocean Dunny with koi is pretty spectacular. 

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Tmall Super Professional GID by Fools Paradise (10.19)

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To celebrate 1111 (11.11) which is China’s answer to Black Friday, Tmall will release their exclusive Super Professional GID set from Fools Paradise.  What’s better than glow? Multi-Color Glow! The new edition of the Leon Vs. Mario inspired set features green GID parts as well as ones that glow blue – very nice.   If you don’t live in China, Fools Paradise will release the Tmall exclusive on Friday (10.19) at 9AM PDT from their web shop.

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Oct 18, 2018

Oooh, The Colors… Circus Cyclops Rowlii by Phobia Toys x DSKI One

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Dski One teams ups with Phobia Toys on a hand-painted micro-run (5 pcs) of the brand’s cute big-mouth, Rowlii.  Starting with 6” figures cast in bright green soft vinyl , Dksi One adds candy-colored streams and hand-details on the eye+teeth to create the big-top inspired Circus Cyclops Rowlii. The colorful edition drops on Saturday (10.20) at 10 AM PDT  from Lulubell Toys for $125 each.

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Tmall 1111 Festival Dokkan Awaken Blue by Fools Paradise (10.19)

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Fools Paradise has teamed up with China’s online retailer Tmall to bring you two special releases for the 1111 Festival (Single’.  First up is Dokkan Awaken Blue in vinyl.  Not just a simple colorway, the new blue edition of Low Fool as DBZ warrior features all new tattoo deco.  The nearly 14” vinyl will be available for order from Fools Paradise on Friday (10.19) at 9 AM PDT.  No word on pricing, but the standard (blond) edition was $290 (including shipping). Hit the jump for a look at the OG edition.

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Being Soft Is Cool with the Bert and Ernie Plush from KAWS

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While details are still scarce (non-existent), KAWS has taken the wraps off his upcoming Bert and Ernie plush.  The XX-ified soft, cuddly versions of the Sesame Street couple should be coming… soon.  No official word, but it doesn’t seem a stretch to suggest these are part of the KAWS x Sesame Street collection from Uniqlo. 

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Have A Mystical Night with Halloween Witch Fat Fairy from Pucky x Unbox (10.20)

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Along with Jack O’Lanterns and bulk grab bag candy, this year Halloween is bringing fun new editions of toys.  If you love Pucky’s Fat Fairy, the new Halloween Witch –GID of course—should be at the top of your treats list.  Then again, it’s kinda a ‘trick’ since you know… the glow bit.  This 6.5”  GID Witch Fairy soft vinyl drops on Saturday (10.20) at 7 AM PDT from the Unbox shop for $90.  Hit the jump for the ‘lights on’ photos.

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Oct 17, 2018

Codec Zombie – ‘Boss Murray’ Reveals The Dog’s Best Friend

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Codec Zombie is working on a cleverly fun new figure inspired by Wes Anderson’s Isle of DogsBoss Murray brings us Bill Murray wearing an imaginary life-sized ‘Boss’ costume, the dog he voiced in the animated film.  The sculpt captures both the actor and the character nicely, down to the dog’s uniform, a remnant of his days as the mascot of the Megasaki Dragons.  The newest Murray figure continues an arc the artist started with his Steve Zissou figure based on Life Aquatic.   We’ll be sure to track the progress on this inspired figure.

 

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Go Spooky with the Mini Miscreants Living Dead Edition

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Just in time for the spooky season comes the new Mini Miscreants Living Dead edition from Miscreation Toys and Toy Art Gallery.  The set of six Miscreants (2”) feature a fun-spirited spooky take with yellow, green and red details adding just a bit of life to the monochrome designs.  In case you’d like to get to know these little guys better, they are: Skullen, Goob, Jawrr, Nariphon, Demonette and Half Skullen

The Mini Miscreants Living Dead Edition set will be released on Friday (10.19) at 12 PM PDT from the TAG web shop for $65.

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MVH x Clutter Go Big With 2-Foot Sludge Demon

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Boom! The Sludge Demon you loved at the OG 3.25” cubicle friendly size, is now ready to take over your entire house with the new 2-foot version.  That’s right, Clutter Studios has worked with Mutant Vinyl Hardcore to bring one of his signatures characters to life as a giant, hand-rotocast resin sculpture. 

First out of the workshop is the Death Vault Blood Bath Edition featuring a wicked hand-dyed marbled design blending magenta, black and white.  Limited to 5 pieces, the 2ft Sludge Demon is available now for $3,000 from Clutter.  Shipping is included for the tri-state area. Inquire for shipping quotes to other locations.

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Oct 16, 2018

DoDo Is Next Up From Monka Toys

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Up next from Thai brand Monka Toys is DoDo. The cute, chubby bird comes with a fun magnetic tree stump accessory/base. The magnets allow you to spin the bird easily on the stump and keeps him put—check the video after the jump.  From the one preview shot, it appears that DoDo’s eye is GID :)

DoDo is Monka’s third toy and follows I-Kwaii (water buffalo) and a pair of backpack totin’ birds.  Dig the design and the clean execution—impressive for a self-made indie toy.

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Tik Ka x Mighty Jaxx -- Hambuddah Does Brunch

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Hambuddah is set to return in a fun black + gold edition. Moving beyond burgers, the new edition of the Tik Ka x Mighty Jaxx toy is about to enjoy a morning pastry.  This one seems set for a drop this Saturday.  Will update with release info.

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JC Rivera x UVD Toys – Bear Champ Returns To The Ring

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Good News! The new vinyl Bear Champ from JC Rivera and UVD Toys is almost ready to step back into the ring.  This one’s definitely a winner – the sculpt from Oasim Karmieh is on point and the paint deco is really sharp. We’ll keep an eye out on this one. 

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