Jul 25, 2014
Frank Kozik x Kidrobot -- Rocket Raccon Labbit
Frank Kozik launched the new Rocket Raccoon Labbit from Kidrobot earlier today (7.25) at his Comic-Con booth. The transformation of Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy character into Labbit form brings sharp deco and a sweet, fuzzy articulated tail. This prerelease sold out quickly, with the full release due shortly at shops nationwide.
Travie McCoy x MINDstyle -- IKARU$ Debuts at SDCC
Hip-hop / pop star Travie McCoy will be at San Diego Comic-Con on Friday and Saturday to release and sign his new Ikaru$ art toy produced by MINDstyle. While he’s likely best known for the hit song ‘I Wanna Be a Billionaire’ with Bruno Mars, McCoy originally focused on art, attending art school, working as a tattoo artist and later a full-time painter prior to his breakout with Gym Class Heroes.
The new toy reinterprets Icarus from Greek mythology, who perished as a result of flying too near to the sun, thus melting his wings, as a modern tale of unlimited aspiration. The 10” figure features the character’s iconic wings, wide eyes and a trendy backpack. Limited to 500 pieces, the debut edition will be available for $80 from the MINDstyle booth [#4845] where Travie will be signing on Friday at 2 PM and Saturday at 1 PM
Luke Chueh x Munky King – Headspace Proto at SDCC
At SDCC, Munky King is showing a proto of Headspace, their next figure project with Luke Chueh. Based on the ongoing series of paintings in which Luke’s signature bear removes his outer head to reveal inner identities and passions including a pig, monkey, Banksy’s art, Star Wars and more.
What’s on display at the Munky King booth is clearly just the beginning –- the OG bear head and the in-hand head. That leaves the question of how collectors will purchase additional heads. Let’s speculate on the possibilities… Perhaps MK could release sets of additional heads, or perhaps go with a blind-box approach from the start. Would you rather have one body and lots of swappable heads or, one body for each head?
If you’re at the ‘con, don’t miss the release/signing of the Star Wars inspired ‘Fett’ and ‘Father’ Headspace printsStar Wars inspired ‘Fett’ and ‘Father’ Headspace prints on Friday (7.25) from Noon to 2 PM at Giant Robot’s booth [#1729].
Jul 24, 2014
SDCC Flash: Tomenosuke + Circus Posterus Pocket Sideshow Protos
Cardboard Spaceship is showing prototypes of the upcoming Pocket Sideshow sofubi minis from Tomenosuke + Circus Posterus in their SDCC booth. From the pieces on display, it looks like the series will feature at least three artists – Chris Ryniak, Brandt Peters, and Kathie Olivas. With interchangeable heads and top-notch paint applications, these are really promising.
Pushead Lunch @ SDCC -- Itamu
Pushead previewed his new collaboration with Hirota, Itamu ('damaged' in Japanese) at SDCC at the Toy Tokyo tower. The figure is Pus's interpretation of Hirota's Mecha Gorilla-Ju. As shown, it features a Pus designed head, sculpted by Hirota on the Mecha body. Look for the total transformation in the near future.
A Closer Look at the New Firecat from Joe Ledbetter
Firecat is back and this time he really means it. It’s been nine years since the fire-breathing beast shook the scene with the OG vinyl figure from Joe Ledbetter. In the span in between, he’s grown in stature (11”) and power. He’s shed his cute, round appearance for a lean, mean, towering presence. Firecat makes a big, smoldering impact with a wide-open, bellowing flame burst. Focused on destruction, his symmetrical fire now rises above his ears.
Badder and better, the new figure is an important milestone for Joe Ledbetter –- his first self-produced vinyl art toy. On a shelf or on your desk, Firecat demands your attention with Joe’s signature 2.5D look popping off the surroundings. Pick yours up exclusively at Joeledbetter.com for $99 (+ s/h). On the horizon? Lava Cat, Ice Cat, Fire-Catzilla – not necessarily in that order.
Rotofugi x Amanda Visell x Coarse – 200% Omen Customs for SDCC (7.24)
Rotofugi will release custom 200% Omens from Amanda Visell and Coarse on Thursday. Amanda created three variations – Omen Bat (16”), Omen Jackalope (17”), and Omen Lumber (16”), each in editions of 3. Each of the pieces are 200% vinyl Omens hand painted by Amanda with resin additions. The customs will be available for $2800 (tax included) from the Rotofugi booth [#5248] starting at around 1 PM on Thursday (7.24). These customs have us wondering if production Amanda Visell Omens are in the works.
SDCC Flash: Funko x MINDstyle -- Pop! Asia Debut + Hikari Previews
The new Pop! Asia line from Funko and MINDstyle, part of the two brands’ new strategic alliance, launched on Preview Night here at San Diego Comic-Con. Showcasing Asian culture, themes and lore, the new line debuted at the MINDstyle booth [#4845] with several SDCC exclusive black + gold editions including Monkey King S1 (3 figures, 3.5”, $15 each), Omamori Dolls (3 figures, 3.5”, $15 each), and Jiangshi Hopping Ghosts (4 figures, 3.5”, $15 each).
In addition to the new Pop! Asia figures, MINDstyle also showed a staggering number of upcoming Hikari soft vinyl figures from Funko, featuring Transformers, Ghostbusters, Spiderman, and more. Several fun material / paint treatments were on display including translucent vinyl, glitter and weathering / rubbed effects.
SDCC Flash: Robert Burden’s Amazing Oversized Toy Paintings
We were pleasantly surprised to see that Robert Burden has a booth at SDCC this year. If the name isn’t familiar, Burden creates massive oil paintings based around toys. For Comic-Con, he’s offering posters and prints of many of his paintings for the very first time –- perfect for those of us who don’t have a massive wall nor the resources to purchase an original. He’s also brought along two of his original paintings -- one of Optimus Prime and one of Batman. If you’ve never seen Robert’s work in person, this is a perfect opportunity to truly appreciate their awesomeness.
SDCC Flash: CBS x Amanda Louise Spayd x Chris Ryniak Thimblestump Hollow Protos
Cardboard Spaceship is showing oversized 3d printed prototypes of their upcoming Thimblestump Hollow mini-fig series from Amanda Louise Spayd and Chris Ryniak. The series will feature 9 figures in total – 4 from each artist and one collab. In addition to the minis, expect a few resin drops in larger sizes, similar to that of the shown protos.
Jul 22, 2014
Funko x MINDstyle Strategic Alliance Begins With Pop! Asia
Funko and MiNDstyle have announced a strategic alliance covering Greater China and Southeast Asia. The collaboration will bring together FUNKO’s tremendous success with the Pop! Vinyl line, which has sold over 17 million figures in four years, and MINDstyle’s vast experience as a creative agency working with premiere entertainment properties. The brand new Pop! Asia line of designer toys is a part of the two brands’ efforts to offer collectibles and products in rapidly growing and lucrative markets.
Pop! Asia will debut an Aloha Plate 4-figure set, celebrating the Aloha Plate food truck, winners of Season 4 of Food Network’s The Great Food Truck Race. The Aloha Plate toys will be available at MINDstyle’s booth [#4845] and the Aloha Plate crew will be signing at the booth on Friday (7.25) at 12 PM. A second edition of the Aloha Plate figures will drop in September.
Munky King Signing Schedule & Release Update
Alright folks! Here is everything you need to know about what’s going on at the Munky King Booth #4851! The signing schedule is as follows:
Thursday 11-1PM: Luke Chueh / Golden Fleece Bitch $160 & Bear Pillow Head
The Golden Fleece Bitch figures are limited to 150 pieces. Only 45 will be sold as a pre-sale during SDCC. They will then be taking preorders at the booth once the first 45 are sold out. Any leftovers will be available online and preorders are expected to be filled by early September.
Friday 11–1PM: Joe Ledbetter / Lava Monkey Release $120
Saturday 11-1PM: ROCOM / Print Release
ROCOM will be releasing his limited edition print sets featuring some very familiar masks and helmets. Each are limited to 9 pieces each. Check them out after the jump.
Jul 21, 2014
DKE Toys – SDCC Exclusive lil Jabrony “Balloons” by KiLL! x Virva Peikko
DKE Toys has one last SDCC exclusive to share with you! Check out the lil Jabrony “Balloons” figure by KiLL! x Virva Peikko. These are limited to only 20 pieces for $65 each! This hand made resin figure also comes on a metal card.
Rotobox x Kuso Vinyl – SDCC Preview Night Exclusive Catchaman Condor Joe Minicel
The Kuso Vinyl booth #5642 will be releasing their Catchaman Condor Joe Minicel figure by Rotobox exclusively on Preview Night. These are limited to only 50 pieces and will retail $20 each. Remember, these will only be available during preview night 6-9PM. That’s three hours to get your mitts on this release!
Pushead Lunch at SDCC (7.24)
As you might have heard, Pushead will not be holding his more or less annual SDCC event this year. However, he will be offering a ‘surprise sneak peak’ of upcoming awesomeness at the ‘Pushead Lunch’ going down on Thursday (7.24) @ Noon in the Toy Tokyo Booth [#5337]. If you’re going to comic-con, you’ll definitely want to check out the event to see what Pus has in the works.
Gary Ham x Pobber Toys – Sylvan Prankster Edition Release at SDCC
Finally! Here he is! Gary Ham’s Sylvan Figure with Pobber Toys will most definitely be available during SDCC. The “Prankster” edition stands 9” tall with 5 points of articulation. You can find him at Gary’s booth #5139 for $70 a piece! Congrats on the awesome new toy Gary!
Drilone x Cardboard Spaceship – Vintage Misfits at SDCC
Presenting the Vintage Misfits by Drilone. He has taken a stab at customizing some Wandering Misfit toys by Kathie Olivas and Brandt Peters for the Cardboard Spaceship booth #5638 at SDCC. You’re going to want to make your way to their booth before they get snatched up!
Giant Robot Signing Schedule with Mari Inukai & Luke Chueh
Giant Robot has just posted the signing schedule for Mari Inukai and Luke Chueh at their booth #1729. On Thursday at 1PM and Saturday at 11AM Mari will be signing and releasing her GID Hone Marilla figures, seen HERE. Then on Friday, from 12-2PM Luke will be at their booth releasing his Father/Fett print set from his Head Space series, seen HERE. Don’t be shy and be sure to bring along your sketchbooks!
Martin Hsu at SDCC
Here is all you need to know about what’s going on with Martin Hsu at SDCC! There’s a bit of everything you’re going to want! Dragon Boy prints and shirts, Dragon Boy customs by 64Colors, Jeremiah Ketner, Mike Fudge and Odd Fauna, the debut release of Dragon Dog “Blacky”, and so much more! Be sure to stop by his booth #4530.
Squid Kids Ink. - SDCC Exclusive Squib Kid & Squib
Squid Kids Ink has yet another awesome exclusive ready for SDCC, they are so exclusive they even get their own Comic-Con badges. The exclusive Squid Kid 5” and Squib 3” are limited to only 10 pieces each! You have the option of getting them individually for $110 and $60 or both for just $150! Why would you want to split these guys up! You will find these at the Squid Kids booth #5150.
Scott Tolleson x De Korner -- SDCC Exclusive Kosmic Kookie
Traveling from the outer reaches of the known galaxy comes Kosmic Kookie. This SDCC Exclusive edition of Kookie No Good from Scott Tolleson and De Korner features clear black vinyl, sparkly glitter, red eyes and of course, a dapper bow tie. With its spacey design, Kosmic Kookie is our favorite edition yet. Limited to 25 pieces, the figure will be available from Scott Tolleson's booth [#5139] for $35.
Jul 20, 2014
Lulubell Toys at SDCC
The Lulubell Toys booth #5045/5047 is going to be jam packed with tons of goodies you’re going to want to see in person! If you know Lulu Amy, she loves Pugs, which is why she’s super excited to announce their newest soft vinyl figure, Multum In Parvo, “a lot in a little package”. $5 from the sales of Maltum in Parvo will help support APARN with them retailing $30-55 each. They will be available in painted, unpainted, and marbled and mixed parts!
On Thursday they’ve got goods coming from Evil Dave with the “Bella Muerta”, RESTORE with the “Neo Japan!, Brian Ewing x Hateball will have a new Shub Zeroth, and Blurble and Dski One with custom and resin pieces!
Friday will be filled with Ferg x Grody’s Young Gohsts, Hateball releases, and Miscreation Toy Lotteries!
They’ve pretty much mapped out the weekend with a number of special events. Be sure top check after the jump for more photos!
Grody Shogun, Multim In Parvo debut, TONS of Previews & more!
10am – Restore Neo Japan (5 pcs), Evil Dave x Grody Bella Muerta (5pcs)
1-2pm – Brain Ewing x Hateball release & signing – Shub Zeroth
4-5pm Blurble & Dski One release & signing – Oozey, Kid Toxic & customs
10am – Restore Neo Japan (10 pcs), Evil Dave x Grody Bella Muerta (5pcs)
1am - Noon – Ferg x Grody Shogun release & signing – YG micro runs & more!
1-2pm – Hateball release & signing – Zinewolf debut & more!
3-4pm – Miscreation Toys lottery – tickets handed out 3-3:15, drawing at 3:15
4-6pm – Monster Worship – release & signing
10am: Restore Neo Japan (last 5 pcs), Evil Dave x Grody Bella Muerta (last 5 pcs)
11am-Noon: Mishka release & signing – Mishka mash-ups
3pm – Mutant Vinyl Hardcore x Grody Shogun lottery – tickets handed out 3-3:15pm,
drawing at 3:15.
Monster Worship at SDCC
Monster Worship will heavy a bevy of goods available for you at SDCC! They will be taking over the Lulubell Toys booth #5047 on Friday, July 25th from 4-6PM and you can pick up tickets for the event at 3:30PM. Let’s take a look at what they’ve got!
UnMellow Yellow Cannibal Fuckface by Johnny Ryan – $75
Unpainted Silver Glitter-Flake Mass Murder by Johnny Ryan – $85
Unpainted Glow or Unpainted Slime Green Micro Greasebat by Jeffrey Lamm – $15
UnMellow Yellow Rottweiler Herpes by Johnny Ryan – $75
Slimething Slimebat by Michael Skattum – $75
Steel City Galaxy People – $25 each / $75 set
There’s so much to choose from that you;’re going to want to get their early enough to secure a ticket!
Jul 19, 2014
Lana Crooks x Scott Tolleson -- Old Beetaronomy at SDCC
Scott Tolleson has collaborated with Lana Crooks to bring his Deadbeet into the wonderful world of plush. The 19" Old Beetaronomy is crafted from a mix of hand dyed textiles, embroidery and wood. The wiley 'ol beet features a wood cane, posable limbs and leaves. Limited to five pieces, he will debut at SDCC, with three available. Adopt Old Beet' and the included 'garden surprise' from Scott's booth [#5149] for $300.
Amanda Visell x COARSE – SDCC Custom Omen Blinks? at the Rotofugi + Squibbles Ink. Booth
Rotofugi posted this teaser with the mention of Amanda Visell, COARSE Toys, and CUSTOM at the Rotofugi + Squibbles Ink. booth #5248 at SDCC. From the silhouette it looks to be one of COARSE’s Omen Blink figures. We cannot wait to see these in person at the con. If you we’re curious, yes they will be on sale!