Feb 08, 2017

Itokin Park is Working on Dororon Enma-kun Figures for WonderFest (2.19)


Part of the fun of WonderFest in Japan are the one-day license releases where artists get the chance to release officially licensed versions of popular manga, tv, and movie characters for, yep you guessed it, just one day at a very reasonable royalty.  Itokin Park makes the most of these one-day licenses, releasing his own sofubi of some of his favorite pop characters.  This year he’s bringing Go Nagai’s Dororon Enma-kun comedy-horror manga/anime to life, complete with Chapeauji (hat-like Yokai) and Kapperu (kappa-water sprite).  So far Itokin Park has teased us with the waxes for the figures which will be released on 2.19 at WonderFestival 2017 Winter in Tokyo.  We hope to have some more revealing photos to share shortly.

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Josh Mayhem x Kidrobot – Blown Away Valentine’s Custom Dunnys (2.9)


Kidrobot will release the Blown Away Valentine’s Custom Dunny Series from Josh Mayhem on Thursday (2.9) at 8 AM Pacific exclusively on Kidrobot.com.  These sweet, artistic treats for you or that special someone come in a standard variety (above), as well as three chase editions across three sizes (3” – 60 pcs, 5” – 20 pcs, 8” –10 pcs). For the chases, there is one each of the Cold Bleeding Heart and Sweetheart chases in each of the three Dunny sizes, while the Black Bleeding Heart is limited to just one 3”—a total of 7 chase figures.  Happy hunting!


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Buff Monster – Melt With Me: 24” Mister Melty + Concrete Editions (2.16)

Mister Melty will be front and center at Buff Monster’s upcoming Melt With Me show opening on Thursday (2.16) from 6-8 PM in NYC at a still undisclosed location.  The event will feature three editions of the  Buff Monster’s Ice Cream character which is  a fun, modern reflection of the inevitable decay that we and all  good things face. Just as ice cream melts, so to do our physical appearances, skills, and health.

First up is a very limited giant Mister Melty sculpture which we recently wrote about.  We now know that this premium, definitive sculptural edition of the character stands 24” tall and is a resin and fiberglass hybrid. Towering over his brothers ), the giant Mister Melty (shown above next to the 3.5” sofubi version and the upcoming concrete editions) is the ultimate, high-end version of the character with a super smooth sculpt, automotive paint, and high-gloss finish.

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In addition to the large-format edition, Buff Monster will also release two editions in concrete featuring different sculpts.  The 7.5” version features a cartoony rendition with amped-up facial features while the 5” version offers a more refined sculpt. Riffing off the concept of constant and inevitable decay (melting), each of the concrete figures has been intentionally damaged, with missing chunks in varying areas from piece to piece. Most of the concrete figures will feature spray-paint deco, both in solid colors and graffiti style designs.

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Feb 07, 2017

Woes x Silent Stage – Panda King III Mini @ Lightsleepers (02.15)


Angry Woebots and Silent Stage Gallery are happy to announce the release of the new Panda King III Mini aka Jr.! This figure stands half as tall as its predecessor at only 4” x 4” and will retail $60 a piece. There will be 2 colorways available a Pele Panda King III Mini (Lava Red Clear) and Pacific Panda King III Mini (Deep Ocean Blue Clear), which are limited to 100 piece each. The event release will take place at Lightsleepers in Hawaii on Wednesday, February 15th from 6-9PM, where Woes will also be playing some tunes. 

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Marsham Toy Hour: Episodes 46 & 47


We’d have to say this would be a great follow up episode to Marsham Toy Hour’s “Old School” Episode, where the gang invites over Jim Crawford of Strangeco to the podcast. We get to learn the beginnings of Strangeco and why they were such a big part of the early years of the Designer Vinyl Toy scene. Be sure to stay tuned after the episode to hear the list of all the toys Strangeco was involved with.


Now to stay current with Marsham Toy Hour, in this weeks episode we get Gary Ham, Carlos East and George Gaspar, who just have a good ol’ chat! They bring up some leak and sneak peeks, as well as Kidrobot’s Pin and Warhol series, fan boy moments, biggest toy flips and listener questions.

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Kidrobot – 20” Dunny Lamp


Did you ever think to yourself, “I love lamp and I love Dunny, how can I get both?”. Well think no more, Kidrobot has just released their 20” Dunny lamps! These ginormous lamps don’t just emit a boring white bulb, but it actually features a multitude of colors via wireless remote. You can get your 20” Lamp Dunny over at Kidrobot HERE for $300 (US ONLY).


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Toy Geeks: Behind The Counter – Episodes 3 & 4

The Toy Geeks are back at it again with 2 fun filled half hour shows from the last couple weeks! Episode 3 “Something Missing” featured special guest Dan Crawley, a special effects props and costume guy by night and a TMNT nerd the rest of the time. They get their hands on a bunch of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle goodies to review. So if you’re into some Shreddar fighting reptiles like we are, you will love this episode!

In Episode 4 “A Thing Inside A Thing”, The BTC Boys welcome Luke Chueh to the counter, where they learn a few things about the artist. They then dive into some toy reviews with Luke Chueh’s Headspace figure, Kidrobot x Andy Warhol’s Blind Can series, and the E.T. ReAction set.

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Feb 04, 2017

Patrick Wong – ST-60 Pre-Order Ends on 2.4


Today (2.4) is the last day to order Patrick Wong’s stylish ST-60 urethane resin figure (5” x 5”).  The latest in a long line of synth homages blends the look of the MPC-60 floppy-disk based (I feel old…) drum machine and the iconic Imperial foot soldier  into an imposing new vision.  The ST-60, complete with floppy disk accessory, is available for $145 (+ s/h) through today (2.4) from the artist’s web shop


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Feb 03, 2017

Luke Chueh x Munky King – Prisoner OxyContin (2.25)


Big Pharma-induced shackles return with the second coming of Prisoner from Luke Chueh and Munky King.  The upcoming OxyContin edition featuring an apparently light pink prsioner follows the quickly sold-out Vicodin debut.  OxyContin will drop with a release event on Saturday (2.25) at the new MK studios in West Hollywood.  We expect more info from MK in the days to come.

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Chris Ryniak – Cotton Candy Smidgen (2.4)


Just in time for Valentine’s Day, Cotton Candy Smidgen is coming to brighten your day or maybe your significant others  Chris Ryniak will release the adorable pink resin figure on Saturday (2.4) @ 12 PM Pacific from Bindlewood.com. He’ll also be releasing twenty creature drawings ($75 each).


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Feb 02, 2017

Flat Bonnie – “Good Luck” Pocket Rooster Daruma at GR2 (2.4)


Flat Bonnie has created super adorable Pocket Rooster Darumas for the Year of the Rooster show at Giant Robot 2 opening on Saturday, February 4th.  Limited to ten pieces, each 3” Rooster Daruma (vinyl pleather)  offers good luck and will be available for $25.

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Buff Monster Teases Mister Melty Sculpture

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Whoa! Buff Monster is about to unleash a Giant Mister Melty limited-edition sculpture.  While he hasn’t revealed specs (nor full shots), from the comparison pic next to his sofubi, we’d say it’s probably 18-20” (beware: eyeball math). At any rate, very cool.  The big ‘un will drop Thursday Feb 16th in NYC and be on display on the 17th and 18th – no word on venue yet.  We’ll be sure to keep you updated.

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Amanda Visell x Michelle Valigura – Golden Shower Poopasus and Pachyderm Mini

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Make way for the Golden Shower Poopasus (6”, 15 pcs, $90) and all-new Pachyderm Mini (3.5”, 25 pcs, $40)from Amanda Visell and Michelle Valigura.  The new colorfully-named edition of the winged wonder that is the Poopasus features a rainbow mane and wings finished with a nice weathering effect. It also comes with an adorable rider and poop, naturally!  Both are available now directly from Switcheroo.

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Feb 01, 2017

Joseph Harmon x Toy Art Gallery – Wolf Thing Bat Mother (2.3)


Next up from Toy Art Gallery is the latest colorway of Joseph Harmon’s Wolf Thing Bat Mother.  The unpainted slate gray edition (5”) drops on Friday (2.3) at 12 PM PST form the TAG Web Shop for $35 + s/h.

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Instinctoy x Mame Moyashi – Exclusive Maguro Senpai Salmon


Instinctoy is now accepting pre-orders for it’s exclusive Maguro Senpai Salmon edition (~ 5”) from Mame Moyashi.  The latest edition of the rather popular Maugro figure features an impressive paintjob capturing both the exterior and interior appearance of salmon from the spots on the head to the distinct  fat lines of the meat.  The exclusive comes ironically armed with a golden knife.  

Beyond the inspired design of the figure, the six-piece construction allows for some  unexpected posability, with the middle torso  rotating independently of the head and lower body.  Instinctoy’s flier (below) nicely shows off the articulation range.

The Maguro Senpai Salmon is now available for pre-order through February 22nd 2017 Japan Time directly from Instinctoy for 6800 yen (~ $59) + s/h. The edition size will be set by the number of orders received—salmon for everyone. The figures are expected to ship in late April.


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Frank Kozik x Kidrobot – Labbit Bandcamp 3000 Series

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Kidrobot has released a fun take on Frank Kozik’s beloved Labbits. The Labbit Bandcamp 3000 blind box series features 15 members of five distinct Labbit bands spanning Jazz to Metal.  Carrying various musical instrument accessories, the band member designs include both the classic Labbit pose as well as sitting and standing sculpts—nice variety.  Our favorite band?  Shnorp and the Flogrillates—green-skinned aliens, two of which have clear astronaut helmets.   The Labbit Bandcamp 3000 figures are available for $9.99 from your friendly neighborhood retailers including Rotofugi and myplasticheart as well as directly from Kidrobot.com.


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Kyle Kirwan – The 3 Sisters


Invited to participate in Singapore-based Kult Gallery’s upcoming Choking Hazard show (2.17) focusing on remixed toys, Kyle Kirwan has come up with The 3 Sisters.  The conjoined creation melds three children’s dolls into an altogether different vision. The multiple faces (six by my count) feature different expressions ranging from innocent to tormented.  The light blue finger and toenail polish is a fun, curious touch which either adds to the creep or reduces it depending on your perspective.

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Super7 - The Worst - Glow Patrol (02.01)


This Wednesday, February 1st at  12PM PST, Super7 is out to release their newest edition of The Worst Action Figures. The Glow Patrol features a full cast of Glow in the Dark figures, featuring none other than Robot Reaper, Gas Phantom, Snake Tut, X-2, Black Falcon and Batula. These are available as a set only and will retail $90. They can be found online and at both San Francisco and San Diego stores.

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Jeff Staples x James Jean x Mighty Jaxx – Toy Project


Mighty Jaxx jus t shared this photo of what looks like to be an amazing looking figure in the works from two very talented folks! This piece almost merges two different cultures into one, with the NY based lifestyle brand Staple Pigeon and the art world of James Jean. Both of which work very well with today’s urban vinyl art toy scene. This piece is for the 20th Anniversary of Staple and was made possible thanks to the efforts of both Mighty Jaxx and Jasper Wong. There are no other details on this release, but you're darn tootin' we will be on the look out for any updates or release info.

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Jan 31, 2017

Huck Gee – Flynn Skitch and the Batsby Balderdash GT250 #27


You're gonna want to clear your shelves and make space for this custom release from Huck Gee! Check out the Flynn Skitch and the Batsby Balderdash GT250 #27! This project has been a year in the making, from design to the finished product and we cannot take our eyes off of it. 

Driven by Flynn Skitch, sponsored by Kingshead Whiskey and BPB Manufacturing, #27 is a garage modified Batsby Balderdash GT250 nicknamed "The Flying Geordie". This fat boxed beast is an absolute head turner and to hear this monster roar past at full throttle is a thing of sublime audible beauty.

Flynn himself is notable not only because he's an outstanding pilot (medaling in 3 Acorn Runs including Port to Port, Factory Haul 250, & Spring Byways GT), but because he's also openly reps his association with the Dapper Scoundrels, one of Blackwater's more notable gangster families...

The "Flying Geordie" features removable hood, exposed engine and air suspensions, articulated wheels, and suicide shifter. Flynn comes with a very dapper attire, hat, and arm tats. This set will come packed in foam and shipped in a branded wooden crate. This release is limited to 10 pieces and measures 14.5" x 7" tall for $1850 + S&H.

To purchase, send an email to sales[at]huckgee[dot]com ASAP. Payment due at time of ordering with shipping in the next 6-8 weeks.


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Jan 28, 2017

Luke Chueh x Mighty Jaxx – Darkish Knight

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Mighty Jaxx has just released the Darkish Knight polystone bust from Luke Chueh.  The latest in the Bat Bear series, the new mono edition is inspired by the Dark Knight Returns storyline.  Limited to 100 pieces, the 12” bust is available for pre-order from Mighty Jaxx for $125 (+ s/h) and is slated to ship in Q2 2017.

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Jan 27, 2017

Brent Nolasco " Do Not Fade Away" Heart Available Now


Available now is Brent Nolasco's latest release, the "Do Not Fade Away" Heart. This awesomely detailed piece measures 6" (8" with stand) tall and is a rotacasted resin. The heart is also detachable from the base and each figure was hand painted by none other than Brent. You can find them available now HERE for $75 a piece. There is very limited quality and looks to almost be sold out. Get there fast!

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myplasticheart Presents: Monstrosities (02.04)


myplasticheart is happy to bring back their Monstrosities show for another round! They've got an amazing line up of Kaiju artists partaking in their annual show, who include BLObPUS, Candie Bolton, Gabriella June, Guumon, Kearjun, Oltretomba, Paul Kaiju, Mechavirus, Michael Devera, Monsterfoot Creations, Planet X and Splurrt. All of these artists are coming together from all around the world for what looks to be a rad show. The opening reception will take place on Saturday, February 4th from 7-10PM.

Paul Kaiju, Oltretomba, Splurrt items will be available via lottery at 8:30PM during opening night.

Opening: Saturday, February 4th (7-10 PM)

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210 Forsyth St.
New York, NY 10002

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Big C – Baby Fatts Quicksilver Edition (2.1)

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Big C will release his new Baby Fatts Quicksilver Edition resin figure for the official  grand opening of his brand-new webshop.  Limited to 5 pieces, the newest edition of his popular, portly, and precocious dragon—crafted by the resin wizards at Mana Studios—has a sparkly silver finish and will drop on Wednesday, February 1st at 12 PM Pacific from BigCIsMe.com for $60 + s/h. 

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Peter Kato – Bedtime Bunny Release at P!Q (2.1)


P!Q will release an exclusive collection 15 custom Bedtime Bunnies from Peter Kato with a special event/signing on Wednesday (2.1) from 7 to 8:30 PM at their beautiful Grand Central Terminal location in NYC. Each of the custom resins is a different color and each holds a heart in a contrasting shade. These will only be available at P!Q’s Grand Central location and their online store –PIQGifts.com. For more about Peter’s art and background, be sure to check out his interview with P!Q.

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Wednesday, February 1st 2017 (7 – 8:30 PM)

P!Q Grand Central Terminal
Shuttle Passage, NYC (Near 42nd street ramp)

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