Oct 12, 2017

Kathie Olivas & Brandt Peters x Kidrobot - Dark Harbor Mini-Series AP Set Pre-Order


Kathie Olivas and Brandt Peters have just made their Dark Harbor AP sets available  for pre-order for $475 (includes domestic shipping).  The AP sets of the upcoming mini series from Kidrobot include the full set of 14 figures, an exclusive hand-painted resin DH figure (13 pieces) modeled by Brandt and painted by Kathie, a randomly selected DH-inspired sketch from Kathie or Brandt and six DH enamel pins—plenty of AP awesomeness. 

In addition to the AP sets, Stranger Factory is taking pre-orders for Dark Harbor Cases ($360 + s/h) which include a case of 24 blind-boxed figures signed by Kathie and Brandt, an exclusive Dark Harbor enamel pin, and a mini-print signed by both artists. .

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Oct 11, 2017

Flat Bonnie x Gary Ham – Mini ‘Mees Pocket Daruma (10.13)



 Flat Bonnie and Gary Ham have conjured up a cute ‘n spooky plush treat.  The Mini ‘Mees Pocket Daruma (3.75” x 3.5”) offers a fun spin on Ham’s Hermes the Bat character.  Flat Bonnie’s sweet sewing brings the collabo project to life from black, orange and blue vinyl fabric.  The pocket plush is ready to fly along wherever you go with loop and lobster clap.  Limited to 20 pieces with numbered sewn-in tag, the Mini ‘Mees Pocket Daruma with jack-o-lantern belly goes up for pre-order on Friday the 13th at 12 PM PDT for $31 (+ s/h).


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Oct 10, 2017

Scott Tolleson x Broke PIggy x Kidrobot - Shard Show at Designer-Con 2017!


Scott Tolleson's 5" Shard Dunny with Kidrobot will be in attendance at this years Designer-Con in more ways than one! The Broke Piggy will be playing host to the Shard Dunny custom show with a very talented roster of artists including:

Scott Tolleson, kaNO, 64Colors, MAp-MAp, Candie Bolton, Doktor A., Mark Nagata, J*RYU, Squink, Luke Chueh, Scribe, The Bots, Jermaine Rogers, Kristina Drake, Dolly Oblong, Seriously Silly K, Leecifer, Jeremiah Ketner and the Kidrobot Design Team.

All of this action will be taking place at the Broke Piggy booth #527. All the figures on display will be available for purchase at the show and later online through The Broke Piggy web store.

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DesignerCon Exclusive Dunny by Juan Muniz


Oooh.  DesignerCon has announced a GID Exclusive Dunny by Juan Muniz!  The cute 3” Dunny (200 pcs, $15)  will be available for purchase only at the DesignerCon After Party.  So how do you get into the After Party ? Dcon VIP pass holders ($35) will be able to RSVP for the party, so that is the best way to give yourself a shot at picking up the exclusive. In addition to the ability to RSVP for the party , VIPs will also get one-hour early admission to the convention as well as a VIP pin.  There will also be a non-RSVP stand-by line to enter the party starting an hour after the party starts…   If you don’t have your DCon tickets yet, you can buy them now online.

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Oct 06, 2017

Jim Dreams x Unbox – Halloween Chunk & ‘Long Time No See’ at TTF (11.7-11.10)


Tapiei Toy Festival opens in just a few hours on Saturday (10.7).  Quite a few releases have caught our eyes and imagination including two new drops from Jim Dreams and Unbox available from the Unbox booths [A73/74].  First up is the fun Halloween Chunk which will be sold black-bagged because it features a GID chase. Jim’s pulled out all the scares for this one with the orange+black design, skeleton pattern, and ghostly snot bubble.  It’ll be available for 2700NT or ~$89.

The lovable yet rather brazen ‘Chunk’ character is back in a slightly bolder form and pose. Available in black and white editions, Long Time No See—nice rhyme—features the  beer-loving enjoying a wee little break.

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3DRetro x Alex Pardee -- Exclusive The Astronaut Darkness Edition Signing/Release (10.21)


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Oooh… What’s this?  Why it’s the 3dRetro Exclusive ‘The Astronaut’ Darkness Edition. The very last ‘The Astronaut’ from Alex Pardee and ToyQube features a realistic silver metallic suit, and a green-blue (aquamarine?) alien.  3DRetro is sending the rather popular Astronaut away in style with a release party/signing on Saturday, October 21st from 6 to 10 PM. Alex will be in the house of course and he’ll also be releasing a special capsule collection (shirts, patches, ???). Be there.

Alex Pardee||The Astronaut Darkness Edition Release/Signing
Saturday, October 21st (6-10 PM)

1851 Victory Blvd.
Glendale, CA 91201

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Oct 05, 2017

Paradise Toyland – Kaiju Hunting at Taipei Toy Festival (10.7 – 10.11)


Paradise Toyland  will launch its Kaiju Hunting collaborative project at Taipei Toy Festival as both a series of six mini sofubi figures from six Japanese artists and  a featured convention exhibition showcasing each of their careers from noted works to special pieces from their archives.  The Kaiju Hunting toy line includes Triboo by Dan 
BHM (Big Hairy Monster) by Studio UAMOUKumanba by Konatsu, Rasugimasu by T9G (shared two eyes color random mix). Seedlas by Shoko Nakazawa, Satoshi Yamamoto (Hunter) by Dehara  Yukinori

The series will debut with the Invisible Hunting set of all six figures in clear vinyl with painted accents. It will be available in the Kaiju Hunting exhibition area (Exhibition A) for 2400 NT (~$79.00).

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BAIT at NYCC 2017 (10.5 – 10.8)


BAIT is headed to the East Coast for NYCC with several sweet toy debuts and an NYCC exclusive pin.  Following up on the OG editions released at SDCC,  BAIT will debut their  new Camo Transformers figures in both 4.5” ($20)  and 6.5” ($45) at NYCC.  More?  How about the TMNT Leonardo and Rafael 100+400% Be@rbrick sets from MedicomBAIT’s the exclusive US retailer and is dropping them in NYC ahead of the global launch.  Finally, if pins are your sickness, then BAIT’s going to feed your addiction with their NYCC Exclusive Dragon Ball Z Super Saiyan Vegeta white on black pins (500pcs, $20) from Figpin. All of these drops will be available from BAIT’s booth [#220]. 

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Buff Monster x Clutter – Sparkleberry Mister Melty for NYCC (10.5 – 10.8)


Clutter will release Buff Monster’s new Sparkleberry Mister Melty resin (5”, 30 pcs, $125) at NYCC.  The Sparkleberry recipe combines pink resin with clear+glitter resin and fits the Melty vibe nicely.  Buff will be signing at 1 PM on Friday (10.5).  

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ToyQube – NYCC Releases


ToyQube returns to NYC with several new releases lined up for NYCC [booth #578].  TQ’s got a bit of a dark vibe going this year with a new mono style Beneath the Harvest Pumpkin King by Jim McKenzie as well as a black-on-black Astroboy (120 pieces) in Liberty pose.  And… speaking of returning home to the Big Apple, kaNO will be at the booth from 12 to 1 PM on Saturday (10.7) to sign his brand-new 20” Dragon King figures, officially licensed by the Bruce Lee estate.


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Ron English x Made By Monsters – Police Grin at NYCC via Toy Tokyo


Ron English’s Grin is a force to be reckoned with.  Next up is Police Grin, call it Trooper Grin.  Debuting at NYCC from the Toy Tokyo Booth [588/688], the first Star Wars grin looks great from the helmet to the middle-age, overweight stormy concept complete with bulging armor. Police Grin, MC SuperSize and the Cereal Killers are all kindred spirits at the lunch counter.  One hundred of the worldwide edition of 400 pieces will be available at the TT booth for $295.  Who’s got next?  Vader ?


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Oct 04, 2017

UNKLE x Super7 - Black Glitter UNKLE77 Figure at NYCC


Just with minutes left on the clock, Super7 pulls out another exclusive for their booth #126 for New York Comic-Con. This past weekend UNKLE had a pop-up shop at the Doc Martens store in London, where they released these black glitter UNKLE77 ReAction Figures. It now looks like Super7 will have some of these available at their booth. The awesome thing about this release, is that they come carded with 45" adapter. Each figure will retail $15 each.


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Andrea Kang x Nicky Davis x Martian Toys - Artist Series Dead Bear Releases at NYCC 2017

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Martian Toys is super excited to launch their Dead Bear vinyl artist series project at NYCC featuring  a gangly bear character/platform designed by Nicky Davis. So far, it looks like  two of the planned six artist editions will drop in NY. First up is Davis’ Voodoo Queen featuring a purple+green Dead Bear complete with matching ghost and lil orb dude. For her turn, Andrea Kang remakes Dead Bear with her stylish, refined black, silver + pink pallette and fun ice-cream character with her familiar three-eye design.  Both of the Dead Bear vinyls will be available from Martian Toys [booth #679].  Nicky and Andrea will be signing at the booth on Saturday (10.7) from 12 – 1 PM.


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Kidrobot x New York Comic-Con 2017 Exclusives!


Kidrobot has just shared their New York Comic-Con offerings! It may not be a lot, but it's quality of quantity, as all of these releases are quite awesome! Available at their booth #428 they will have the NYCC exclusive colorways of the Spongebob and Powdered Toast Man from their Nickelodeon 90's Blind Box series. They will also have something for all you Simpsons fans! They've got a brand spankin' new colorway of Mr. Sparkle. For all you pin loving collectors, they will also have a NYCC Exclusive NY Taxi Inspired Dunny 3" Enamel pin up for grabs.

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Oct 03, 2017

Emilio Subirá -- Toysoul

Spanish artist Emilio Subirá seems to have an endless stream of fun toy ideas. His latest figure is the minimalist Toysoul patterned after a traditional action figure blister + card package.  From the backing board shape to the heart in blister, this meta toy reflects collectors and the passion of pursuing the plastic that we all love.  Toysoul is a mix of thermoformed worbla (blister) and resin featuring magnetic articulation in the arms.  The first edition of eight s/n pieces is available now for $69 (+ s/h) from the artist’s web shop.  There’s also a unique, hand-embellished AP for  $69 as well.

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Toy Geeks Behind the Counter Ep 38 with Dov Kelemer


Toy Geeks Behind the Counter is back with the Dov!  The co-founder of DKE shares with us some of his recent collected treasures from Mark Ryden to a Batman spectrum.  Stream it now on Youtube or below. Oh, TGBTC also has launched it’s first IG contest to win a Slime He-Man from Chogrin.

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Oct 02, 2017

Coarse – Ethos: Strangers Available Now


Coarse released their surreal Et hos: Strangers vinyl figure Monday morning.  The second in their exploratory Ethos series features a human reckoning with the weight of his varied past, symbolized as a jumble of creatures with a havoc wreaking void sitting atop the frenzy.   Of the two editions, the muted colors Paranoia has since sold out, while the mono Narcosis is currently available as of this posting.  Both are editions of 299 and are available for $199 (includes global shipping) directly from Coarse.

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Andrew Bell – KillKat Vinyl to Debut at NYCC


Oooh.  Andrew Bell has let the Kat out of the bag.  His brand-new KillKat vinyl figures will debut at NYCC at the myplasticheart booth [#888]—just in time for Halloween ! These are the latest confections from the mad men at O-No Foods.  Kill-Kat (official project page) began  with the release of the KillKat Chocolate Terror resin (one-off?) for the Bewitching Halloween show at Stranger Factory in 2012  as a deliciously twisted original resin sculpture which Andrew followed with the  Green Tea Terror for the 2013 Bewitching show. Both of the OG resins are seen below.  We had the pleasure of chekcing out the new vinyl  figures in person during the Summer and they look really, really good.  Looking forward to seeing the packaging (in non-teaser form)—looks like the OG resins came with amazing ‘wrappers’.


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Oct 01, 2017

Six TwentyEight Goes Horror with NYCC and TTF Exclusive MITTs


Following on the heels of its super-limited Kamen Rider MITT, Six TwentyEight will continues its small pop culture-inspired runs with two homages to Horror films.  The NYCC Exclusive MITT ‘The Clown’ (10 pcs) celebrates Stephen King’s classic ‘It’ complete with a very convincing/creepy clown face and iconic red balloon.  It will be available from myplasticheart [booth #888].  For Taipei Toy Festival, Wrong Gallery Taipei [booth A79] will release MITT ‘The Puppet’ (10 pcs)  based on the relentless Saw horror franchise. These special editions are scary good, good luck scoring em.



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myplasticheart – NYCC Releases Part Two


myplasticheart’s second wave of NYCC releases (booth #888) offers a nice mix any way you slice it: East/West, Colors, and medium/material.  Let’s start with Reactor-88’s Foo Pup Gold ($40).  The debut edition of Ryan’s first self-produced resin toy offers a royal vibe with a golden body and deep red accents.  Dog lovers, will also want to check out Teresa Chiba’s Inu-Harigon spirit dog sofubi ($50), available in a striking red/white/blue/black edition from mph.

Evoking both the Knicks and the Mets color-wise, the new Bai Lan: Guhao Edition ($125) vampire huntress from Otto Bjornik is ready to charm collectors and slay bloodsuckers.  On the bright color tip, Kevin Nam’s 3d-printed Gacha Tops  ($7, $18 for three) are the latest incarnation of his popular rock-paper-scissors spinning toys. They will be available in blue, yellow and red in three designs—Octo Pirate, Snake Ninja, and Dog Digger.  If you’d like to see these in action, Kevin will be spinning these at the booth on Saturday (10.7) from 4 to 5 PM.

Finally, there’s the baddest of the batch. Brent Nolasco’s NYCC Exclusive Doomsday ($150) features a dramatic weathered gold paint application from Task One.  Brent will be signing at the booth on Saturday (10.7) from 11 AM to Noon.

All of this goodness and more will be available from mph’s nycc booth (#888). Stay tuned for the third and final wave of mph announcements.

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Sep 30, 2017

Super7 x NYCC 2017 - Exclusives List


Super7 has a pretty awesome variety of exclusives for this years New York Comic-Con. They've got action figures, they've got sofubi and they got M.U.S.C.L.E. figures!

Starting with the sofubi, we already mentioned the Silver Streak Mummy Boy. They've now added the GID Blood Splattered Queen Alien Soft Vinyl figure with Secret-Base, which will retail $65.

Now for their M.U.S.C.L.E. Figure releases, they've got a new orange colorway for their "The Worst" line. You've got two packs to choose from that will retail $6 each. From their Mega-Man line, they introduce a new The Devil M.U.S.C.L.E. figure with this two-pack, which comes in yellow for $10.

To cover their 3.75" Figures, they've collaborated with Toy Pizza for the exclusive The Worst - Horrid Falcon and Knights of the Slice - Fight Fire two-Pack. This set comes carded and will cost you $25. Then for those die-hard Jack Kirby Fans, NYCC gets their very own exclusive Lord of Light ReAction figure. The "Midnight God" will run you $15. All these great items and many more can be found at their booth #126.

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Brent Nolasco - "Blessed Blessed Oblivion"


We can't get enough of Brent Nolasco's  "Blessed Blessed Oblivion" figure. His newest edition of the moth monster is cast in translucent red resin figure, a 4-part pull that measures 4" x 5" without its base. Each figure comes bagged with header and can be found available now HERE for $75.

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Sep 29, 2017

Deadly Delivery – Deadly Apple, Monster Shit, and Troll (9.30)


After a triumph return last month, Zectron and Retroband are putting Deadly Delivery back on the originally intended monthly schedule with a triple drop of  resin rebel minis (< 2”) this Saturday at 10 AM PDT from the project’s web shop. Inspired by the cool trinkets and toys peddled in comic book back pages, comes Zectron’s Deadly Apple, a nod to misunderstood witches in ‘sleeping death’ cherry red.  Proving that not all toy poop is created equal, Zectron unleashes Monster Shit in black featuring a pile with 13 skulls littered throughout. Finally, Retroband says farewell to the his radical Troll with a second edition in deep purple complete with teeny, tiny, terrifying curved blade accessory.  We picked up the gray troll last month and were really impressed the quality—tight sculpt with plenty of detail.  We’re pretty sure that these would blow away the mail-in toys back in the day that inspired this project.


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Sep 28, 2017

Lumicar Launches Lumisofvi at TTF with T9G, Shoko Nakazawa and Konatsu


Toby HK and Alex Chin’s Lumicar is extending its no-batteries light-up car concept to the world of sofubi with its brand-new Lumisofvi line launching at Taipei Toy Festival 2017 with three releases from Japanese artists T9G, Shoko Nakazawa  and Konatsu .  Each toy pairs what appears to be new sculpts of each artist’s characters with a retro style car.  Each can be powered up with a separately available USB magnetic charging action for Lumi light-up fun.


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Sep 27, 2017

Justin Ishmael - Galligantus Release + Han Cholo Colab


Justin Ishmael is happy to announce their second release of their Galligantus Japanese Vinyl figure, which is based on the Famous Monsters of Filmland 1968 Yearbook Cover. This piece is sculpted by Handsome Taro and produced by Lulubell in Japan. This stunning 11" figure is available three ways: in an unpainted green blank for $165, Painted (by Justin) for $225, or if you want to make the painted version even more bad-ass, you can get a metal Helmet by Han Cholo for $350. The pre-order is open  until November 3rd. Be sure to get your  orders in to guarantee this awesome piece f or your collection.Print all


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