Jul 28, 2016
Cardboard Spaceship Post SDCC Custom Release (7.28)
Cardboard Spaceship will be releasing a treasure trove of hand-painted, custom figures today (7.28) at Noon PDT from their webshop. There’s plenty of awesomeness to choose from with pieces by Brandt Peters, Amanda Louise Spayd, Chris Ryniak, and Scribe who’s customized nearly an entire set of Thimblestump Hollow minis. If you missed Comic-Con, this is your shot, stay sharp.
Jul 21, 2016
Pop! Asia at SDCC – Secret Base Hiddy and Fudo Myo-O Pops
Pop! Asia has released several new Pop! figures at SDCC including collaborations with a pair of Japanese creative visionaries. Available in both red+yellow and purple+green iconic color combos, the Hiddy Pop! celebrates the Secret Base founder and his tremendous influence on modern sofubi. From toys to tattoos, the Fudo Myo-O Pop! was designed by Mutsuo from the legendary Three Tides Tattoo and is his take on the prominent Japanese Buddhist Diety. Both of these collabo figures are available at the BAIT booth [#4851] for $20 each, as are several new Pop! Asia releases including a new line of Street Fighter Pops.
Martin Hsu + PowerCore at SDCC: Kindreds, Dragon Dog Plush, Smart Stickers and More
Martin Hsu is at SDCC once again in his usual spot, booth # 4530, stocked with art, toys and merch including the debut releases of the Kindreds Powder 2 figure resin set and the new Dragon Dog plush. A collaboration with boothmates PowerCore, Kindreds conveys a minimalistic design sense through the large Protector and the aptly named Little One whom he watches over. With the Little One placed atop the Protector, the combined pair stands 7” tall. Cast in powder resin, the first edition is limited to 50 pieces and is available for $150. It includes a digital PowerCore Certificate Card that serves the dual role of digital COA and a key to access exclusive digital content.
In addition to Kindreds, Martin has also released his Dragon Dog Plush. While the figure bears a striking resemblance to Blacky, each Dragon Dog comes with a blank collar tag, ready for you to adopt him/her and name as you choose. The plush stands 8” tall and is available for $35. It looks great in person and features a distinctive head design with facial features that pop nicely, lending a welcome sculpted feel to the soft toy.
As part of their unfolding plans to help bridge the analog/digital divide for art products, PowerCore is also offering several exclusives including a new Uamou edition, and the Kaiju Amedas Purple + Green Boots figure from the Chima Group, and is also offering stickers for purchase which include fun twist – a QR code that unlocks a digital sticker pack for use with their new Powercore Collector messaging companion app.
Andrew Bell Launches Android S6 at SDCC
We dropped by the Dumbrella booth [#1331] to check out Andrew Bell’s releases including the advanced launch of Android S6, advanced launch of the 2-pc Bear Awareness Android set, Wood Androids and Area 51 Karoshi-San.
Woot Bear SDCC Exclusives from Ben Seto and Scott Wilkowski
While Woot Bear doesn’t have a booth per se, they will release SDCC exclusives from Ben Seto and Scott Wilkowski. First up is the Woot Bear GID Buntrooper (16 pcs, $70) from Ben Seto with a fun mini print in the store’s signature white + gold colorway. It will be available on Thursday (7.21) from 12 to 1 PM from Ben Seto’s table in Artist Alley (#O15) and any remaining stock will be available from WootBear.com at 3 PM.
- Teen Woot Bear ($45) – Micro Wootkowski is coming of age. 3.25” GID. Assorted colorways.
- Micro Solid Wootkosplay ($20) – Wootkosplay channels Ultraman in blue and red colorways.
- 2-pack Micro All Glow Set ($45 each): 1 Micro Wootkowski skeleton & 1 Micro Infected Wootkowski in blue colorway.
- 3-pack Micro All Glow Set ($60 each): Micro Solid Wootkowski, 1 Micro Infected Wootkowski in smoke colorway, & 1 Micro Skeleton
- Individual Micro Infected GID Wootkowski ($30 each)
- Infected GID Kamen Rider ($150 each)
Jul 20, 2016
David Flores x Blackbook Toy x Hellfire Canyon Club – DeathsHead Kiss My Ass Stay Gold at SDCC
Blackbook Toy will launch the DeathsHead Kiss My Ass Stay Gold edition by David Flores and the Hellfire Canyon Club at SDCC via Disburt [#5045] for $190 (+ tax). This first fully painted KMA figure features a sweet mix of gold, black and matte black for a stunning look. 25 pieces will be available at Comic-Con with the limited remainder available on Monday July 25th at Midnight Japan time directly from Blackbook Toy.
Ron English x Sidebar – Comic-Con Kick Off Party (7.20.16)
Ron English will be celebrating the pop culture insanity that is Comic-Con with a Kick Off Party at Sidebar (6th and Market) in the Gas Lamp district on Wednesday (7.20) starting at 9:30 PM. The event will feature live pop up art and all of Ron’s new toys including Homer Grin from JPS Gallery x Made by Monsters, Mad Happy Monk by Collectormates, Heartskull by Collectormates, MC Action figure and Glow Artist Gnome from 3D Retro.
BAIT x Deviltoys x Quiccs – SDCC Exclusive Red Edition TEQ63 1/6 Figure
Blending street fashion with art toy cool, it makes perfect sense that BAIT would bring collectors the SDCC Exclusive Red Edition Quiccs x Deviltoys TEQ63 1/6 scale figure (200 pcs, $200). Available via the BAIT booth [#4845].
Jul 19, 2016
Scott Tolleson at SDCC – Agromedus and the Whisper + Kookie Plush by Flat Bonnie
Since we did a roundup of Scott Tolleson’s San Diego Comic-Con goodies, he’s revealed his new Agromedus and the Whisper sofubi set. He’s also announced the oh-so-cute Kookie mini plush in collaboration with Flat Bonnie (50 pcs). Get all of Scott’s drops at booth #5139.
BAIT at SDCC - Collectorsmates x Ron English Exclusives
Popaganda fans rejoice! BAIT will have two Collectorsmates x Ron English art toy exclusives. The brand-new Mad Happy Monk Virdigris Edition is a zenful addition to the Grin line (48 pcs, $100). The new Heart Skull features a stone-inspired texture and would look great next to his previous Heart Skull and Star Skull pieces (50 pcs, $150). Both exclusives will be available from the BAIT booth [#4845]
Andrew Bell at SDCC – Wood Androids, Android S6, Pins and More!
We’ve mentioned a few of Andrew Bell’s releases for SDCC including the Area-51 Karoshi-San ($65) and the preview release of Android Series 6, but he’s got plenty more in store including these gorgeous, drool-worthy Wood Androids (5”, $120) – a collaboration with NoliNoli, Dead Zebra and Android Foundry pins, an early release of the “Bear Awareness” 2-pc android set ($15), new stickers, tees, and so much more. Where? Why, the Dumbrella booth of course! [#1329].
DKE at SDCC – Final Announcements + Cheat Sheet
As you might have noticed, DKE is loaded with SDCC exclusives. Here’s a look at the final group of announcements including bootleg-style 3.5” action figures from Frank Kozik, Jim Mahfood, Urban Medium, and Good for You Toys. All of these will be available at the DKE booth [#5045] – AKA Bootleg Central. To help you keep track of all of their releases, DKE has created a master ‘cheat sheet’master ‘cheat sheet’.
Giant Robot at SDCC – Artist Pins, Books, Plush and More
SDCC stalwart Giant Robot will be offering an energetic, eclectic mix of artful collectibles. By now the enamel pin thing has become an epidemic, and GR’s booth will be stocked with sweet new designs including the Take a Penny Co artist series featuring designs from Mari Inukai, Yoskay Yamamoto and Sean Chao. If you missed Uglycon, don’t despair – GR has you covered with Uglycon Pins and the Uglydoll x GR Plush. Speaking of plush, they will also be offering new Flat Bonnie plush including the SDCC exclusive Leo the Otter as Rescue Wampa and a handful of Kitti Ewoks.
BAIT x Felix The Cat x Medicom 400% Be@rbrick at SDCC
For SDCC, Felix the Cat is going big by way of BAIT and Medicom with a 400% Be@brick (ed. of 500 pcs), a must for fans of the vintage ‘toon. The 8” figure upsizes the OG 100% design – perfect for prominent display. Get the large cat exclusively from Mindstyle [booth #4845] for $100.
SDCC After Dark: Party with Munky King (7.21)
“What are you doing after Comic-Con” ? On Thursday (7.21, 9PM - 1AM), the go-to answer is the Munky King Party (9th Annual!). This year’s get-together will feature live art by NC Winters, Ken Garduno, Tom Haubrick, Rocom, Carly Ealey, and Steven Daily. Where? The usual awesome spot: Basic Urban Kitchen + Bar—walking distance from the convention center. Oh, did we mention that the first 100 folks in line will score a free pin from Yesterdays ?
9th Annual Munky King SDCC Party
Thursday, July 21st 2016 (9PM – 1AM)
Basic Urban Kitchen + Bar
410 10th Ave.
San Diego, CA 92101
Jul 18, 2016
Munky King at SDCC : Shark Toof, Luke Chueh, and More!
Munky King will be at SDCC once again with new art toys, customs, and more. First up is a brand-new sharp resin (10 pcs)from LA-based street artist Shark Toof (WIP shown above). Luke Chueh fans will definitely be on the hunt for the SDCC exclusive Grey ‘Hung’ keychain figure as well as the Target customs from Daniel Fleres (ed. of 3) and Jon-Paul Kaiser. Finally, Kevin Luong’s Kitty Sutra will be featured on a new pin (100 pcs). Find all of this and more at MK’s booth [#4851].
Jermaine Rogers – Creeping: Deity Dryad Edition for SDCC
Jermaine Rogers will be at SDCC with plenty of goodness including rare screen prints and the final edition of the Creeping: Deity Dero resin series. Dryad invokes the power of nature with a wood-inspired design. Limited to 25 pieces—with a small reserve for a future online release—the figure comes in a numbered cardboard box and will be available for $150 from preview night (7.20) on in his usual spot (booth #4532). In addition to the Dryad resin, Jermaine will be showing the upcoming Veil speciemen 72 - ‘I Think I’m Losing My Mind’ vinyl.
Jul 16, 2016
Rotofugi + squibbles ink and Friends at SDCC 2016
Here we have another wave of goodies Rotofugi has planned for this years SDCC 2016. To start things off let’s take a look at Kozik’s Strawberry & Chocolate Smorkin’ Monger Jerome figures that will be making a debut release. Each figure stands 4” tall and features articulation in the cone with removable smork accessory. These will be available at the booth #5248 for $17.
From Grumble Toy comes Chubby Tough, which is made from Japanese vinyl and stands 3.5” tall. This clear pink edition is limited to only 10 pieces and will first be available at the booth with leftovers going online after the show for $40.
It’s no SDCC without a visit to the Rotofugi booth from Mark Nagata. He will be bringing four one-off customs, including a clear Eyezon with guts for $435, the newer style custom Kaiju Eyzon for $350, a GID Saikobi for $375 and mini Kaiju Tripus for $135.
We are happy to see Rumble Monsters getting in on the SDCC with some one-off customs including King Bop Dragons and Bop Dragons. Each retailing for $195. There will also be an assortment of one-off Baby Bop dragons for $65.
Ayako Takagi will be sending along her Sogno Marbled Uamou figures, which are limited to 25 pieces with each piece being unique from one another. There will also be a mix of Red eyes and GID eyes, which will cost you $40 each.
Last but not least (for now) are the Toasted Mini Marshalls by 64Colors. These were produced by Squibbles Ink + Rotofugi and are all hand painted, making them all unique. They will be available in both a Surprised version and Joy version at $11 a piece.
The cool thing about most of these releases is that they will be available online during the event or shortly after for those who cannot attend! Stay tuned for more exclusives.
Super7 Presents: The Worst at SDCC 2016
After weeks of teasers that gave no real information on what “The Worst” was, Super7 finally showed off their newest line of Action Figures! It’s no news that Super7 has gotten into the action figure game, but as of late they’ve all been licensed properties. Until “The Worst”, which features Batula, Black Falcon, Gas Phantom, Robot Reaper, Snake Tut, and X-2. These characters were designed by Super7 and turned into 3.75” action figures with 5 points of articulation. They will be making a debut release at this years SDCC as a special unpainted white edition. Each figure will retail $15 and will be available at their booth #4945 while supplies last. The amazing card artwork was created by Ed Repka, who is known for doing artwork for Megadeath and numerous metal bands. We are curious on the back stories of these characters, as most Action Figures are made based on cartoons, television shows, comics and movies.
Flat Bonnie x Giant Robot – SDCC 20106 Exclusives
Flat Bonnie will have some goodies posted up over at the Giant Robot Booth #1729. Leo The Otter is getting into the cosplay spirit by dressing up as a Rescue Wampa. Each figure measures 11” and are all handmade with faux fur and vinyl pleather and safety eyes. It will also come with a special GR2 SDCC numbered tag and magnetic life preserver and adoption certificate. For those not able to attend, a very limited number of them will be available through Flat Bonnie. The Leo the Otter as Rescue Wampa will retail $50 each. Be sure to also keep an eye out at the GR booth because they will also be carrying other Flat Bonnie and Friends goodies.
3DRetro San Diego Comic-Con 2016 Exclusives!
3DRetro has just announced their exclusives for this years San Diego Comic-Con and boy do they have a great selection of toys for their booth #5250! First is the Gnome figure by Ron English, who got maybe a little bit too much beach time in La Jolla Shores. They will be available all weekend long for $30 each. Be sure to come back to the booth for a signing with Ron on Friday, July 22nd from 1-12PM.
San Diego has a large Filipino population and we feel like the “Ube” Edition of Gary Baseman’s Creamy figure will bring joy to a lot of the Pinoy and Pinay toy collectors out there, as well as the sweet purple yam enthusiasts. They will be available at the booth all weekend for $55.
Coming from Scott Tolleson we have the Britta Critta in a fun new colorway! These will be super limited only $50 a pop! Be sure to celebrate this awesome score with a beverage Britta Critta style!
Last but definitely not least is Juan Muniz’s Felipe Uh Oh Bunny. Cheer up this little dude by bringing him home as a new addition to your toy collection. This convention exclusive for $55. Juan will also be signing at the booth on Friday from 2-3PM and on Saturday from 1-2PM
Jul 14, 2016
BAIT -- Exclusive Uprisings Tropical Glow at SDCC
BAIT will release their exclusive Uprisings Tropical Glow vinyl from Kozyndan and Munky King at SDCC. The new edition features metallic turquoise water and GID bunny-infused surf. Limited to 100 pieces, Tropical Glow will be available for $80 at the BAIT booth [#4845]. It’s a perfect addition to any Kozyndan collection—standalone or as a pair of bookends—and would look great next to the just released encore edition Dark Blue + Pearlescent Uprisings.
Jul 13, 2016
Tony Bui and Genuine Haha Greeting Cards at SDCC 2016
Tony Bui of Genuine Haha will be posted up in the Small Press Aisle at this years San Diego Comic-Con! Where you may ask? That would be Small Press L-05! He will have tons of goodies, including exclusive prints, as well as some of the best Greeting Cards you may ever spend your money on. They genuinely make you “haha”. Each card will also come with multiple choice references related to each design.
Tony has also teamed up with Chris lee for a “Pretty Cool” scavenger hunt! On each day of SDCC, you can score yourself some free buttons from both the Chris Lee Booth #1535 and the Genuine Haha table Small Press L-05. Each day will feature a special theme VS theme from various pop culture icons.
Thursday: Alien vs Predator (science fiction theme)
Friday: Iron Man vs Captain America (super hero theme)
Saturday: Terminator T-800 vs Robocop (robot theme)
Sunday: Jason Voorhees vs Freddy Krueger (horror theme)
Hyperactive Monkey x Al “Ka Bong” Leong – SDCC Exclusive “Jade” Edition Hatch Man
Hyperactive Monkey’s Hatchet Man is making a return for this years SDCC! It was at Wondercon we first witnessed the Al “Ka Bong” Leong collaborative figure, which was available in a solid gold colorway. Special for their booth #5640 for SDCC comes the “Jade” Edition. They will be super limited to 20 pieces and comes signed by Al and Jerome Lu with print and sticker for $60.
Rotofugi + squibbles ink and Friends at SDCC 2016
Rotofugi is just getting started for SDCC! Just to put us at ease they’ve given us a taste of just a few of their exclusives for their booth #5248. First up is the Tequila Snybora from their Lake Monsters line with Chris Ryniak. Standing 3.5” tall, Snybora is handpainted by Joe Somers of squibbles ink and will retail $38. Rotofugi has also got their friends joining in on the action, that’s why we have the utterly adorable Tengallon from Chima Group. This colorway will be super limited and available for $40. Last up for Rotofugi’s exclusives is Skater Cloud from Fluffy House. Skater Cloud stands 5.5” tall and is limited to only 50 pieces for $60.
This year Rotofugi will also be changing things up, where they will also release their SDCC exclusives online around the same time they are available at SDCC. Some releases may vary depending on limitedness! Check out their blog for more details.