Feb 18, 2016
De Korner at Long Beach Comic Expo (2.20 – 2.21)
De Korner will be exhibiting at this weekend’s Long Beach Comic Expo (2.20 – 2.21) at the Long Beach Convention Center. If you’re in or around LBC, drop by booth #551 for a wide selection: 3A, Hot Toys, Pop Vinyl, art toys, blind boxes and more.
Jul 11, 2015
Super7 at SDCC: Winged Kong Reveal
Nestled in among their comic-con releases, Super7 is showing a few new upcoming figures including this curious Winged Kong. Set to make it’s debut in S7’s 2015 Lucky Bags, the figure was inspired by the mascot of the King Kong firecracker brand produced by the Kwong Hing Tai company.
Jul 09, 2015
Martin Hsu At SDCC: New Kindreds Proto
If you’re at SDCC, be sure to drop by Martin Hsu’s booth [#4530] to check new artist customs of his Dragon Boy figure, apparel, prints and more. He’s also showing a prototype of his next upcoming figure project—Kindreds. Still in the early stages of development, Kindreds features a small child and his large companion, a minimalistic bear. The little child is equally at home sitting beneath the bear’s legs or riding on his head. While he hasn’t decided on a material yet, Martin is considering resin or perhaps ceramic as the piece is intended more as decor rather than a “toy” per se.
Munky King at SDCC: New Luke Chueh Proto
Jermaine Rogers at SDCC: New Veil Prototype and Creeping:Deity
Jermaine Rogers’ SDCC booth is always on point and this year is no exception. In addition to the previously announced exclusive Creeping:Deity ‘Spirit’ resin figure (which looks great) with the streamlined sculpt and trippy swirling Spirit effect, he also previewed the upcoming Jade edition. The biggest surprise however, is the unveiling of a prototype for a brand new Veil:Specimen #72 vinyl! The new sculpt features an overwhelmed Veil in an emotive pose. More surprises? There’s a new Dero figure in the works as well!
Andrew Bell – Karoshi-San at SDCC
Karoshi San made his all-black debut at SDCC on Preview Night (7.8). Andrew Bell’s odd newcomer looks great—a curious stranger we’d like to get know better (or at least we think we do). In addition to the black edition, Andrew also showed off a proto of the upcoming regular edition (Late Summer) in a sharp gray, red and white color scheme. Drop by the booth [#1335] to checkout Karoshi and of Andrew’s other goods.
Kuso Vinyl x Rotobox – Minisaint Cygnus
Kuso Vinyl will release their exclusive Minisaint Cygnus from Rotobox on Thursday at SDCC. Limited to 40 pieces, the customized minicels look great and will be available for $22 at the Kuso booth [#5642].
Jul 08, 2015
Kuso Vinyl x Rotobox Custom Minisaint Sagittarius at SDCC (7.8)
The rumors are true! Kuso Vinyl will release five exclusive minicels at SDCC, one per day. First up is the limited-edition (40 pcs) Minisaint Sagittarius for preview night (7.8). Hand-customized by Rotobox, these will be available for a very reasonable $22 at the Kuso booth [#5642]. We’re curious to see which saint is next.
BAIT x Medicom x Huy Fong Foods x Sket One – 100% and 400% Be@rBrick Set at SDCC
Here’s a closer look at the Srirarcha 100% and 400% Be@Brick set from BAIT and Sket One in collaboration with Huy Fong Foods, the folks behind the awesome sauce, and Medicom. The design pays homage to the iconic Sriracha bottle with a red body, green “cap” ear, rooster logo and a nutritional facts label with BAIT flavor on the back. The 2-figure set will be available for $125 at the BAIT booth [#4845] beginning on Thursday (7.9).
Funko Hikari Collector Starter Kit for SDCC
Funko is releasing the Hikari Collector Starter Kit at SDCC. This special release is a perfect introduction to the ongoing Hikari premium line of Japanese-style soft vinyl toys with Freddy Funko Hikari in golden armor, the Dragon King Hikari, Deluxe Hikari Snapback cap and collector pin—all in a stunning box.
Limited to 300 pieces (75 per day), The Hikari Collector Starter Kit will be available for $150 at the Pop! Life World Tour Exhibit located at the Sparks Gallery (530 Market St. 6th and Market), a short walk from the convention center.
Funko Pop! Asia Collector Starter Kit: Freddy Funko and Monkey King at SDCC
For SDCC, Funko is releasing their special Pop! Asia Collector Starter Kit featuring Freddy Funko #1, Monkey King #01, two Pop! Stacks Protectors,a Lanyard and 2 Collectors pins in a deluxe box. Limited to 800 pieces, the Pop! Asia Collector Kit will be available at the MINDstyle booth [#4845] for $75.00 starting on Thursday (7.9) with 200 kits per day, subject to availability. Limited to one set per person.
If you haven’t started collecting Pop! Asia this is the perfect opportunity to begin your collection. It’s also a must for longtime collectors with two #1 releases including a new Freddy Funko Pop! Asia figure.
SDCC Toy and Print Releases from Jermaine Rogers
Wow. We previously blogged about the SDCC Glow Choices (75 pieces, $80) by Jermaine Rogers and mentioned that he was planning to announce additional drops. And how… On the 3D side, Jermaine will also release the first edition in the new Creeping (Deity) resin series—Spirit (7”, 25 pieces, $150). Featuring a streamlined sculpt, Spirit is cast in clear resin with an inner ‘spirit’, a unique swirl of wispy black swirls. The new edition comes in a hand-signed, remarqued, and numbered box.
On the print side, Jermaine will release two exclusives: Aleppin Sane (SDCC Scarlet Vairant) and Choices (SDCC Gold Dust Variant). Each full-sized print is limited to 20 pieces and will be available for $60.
Be sure to drop by the booth [#4532] for these drops and a few surprises.
Jul 07, 2015
3DRetro at SDCC: Rising Sun Octopup by Nathan Hamill
3DRetro will release the new Rising Sun Octopup by Nathan Hamill at SDCC in the DKE/3DRetro booth [#5045] for $10 each. Nathan will be signing the all-red Octopups on Saturday (2:30 – 4 PM) at the booth.
Funko x MINDStyle -- Pop! Life World Tour San Diego (7.8 – 7.12)
Funko and MINDstyle are teaming up to bring you the Pop! Life World Tour exhibition taking place in San Diego during Comic-Con (7.8 – 7.12) at the Sparks Gallery (Sixth and Market), a short walk from the convention center. The exhibition will feature a stunning collection of Funko Pop Asia and Hikari limited-edition toys as well as artwork from Ron English, art prints, life-size statues, and rare Funko prototypes. If you’re a Funko collector, this is a must-see event.
In addition to the drool worthy toy displays, The Pop! Life Shop will feature exclusive limited-edition Funko releases from Asia, available only during the exhibition. Sponsored by Toy Tokyo and BAIT, the San Diego stop of the Pop! Life World tour is a must-see event for all Funko collectors. Launched in Bangkok at Thailand Toy Expo (blogged: Hikari / Ron English) in April, future tour stops include Manila, New York, Beijing, Hong Kong, Los Angeles, Singapore, Shanghai, and Seoul.
Pop! Life World Tour Exhibition
Wednesday (7.8) – Saturday (7.11) : 11AM – 6PM
Sunday (7.12) : 11AM - 3PM
530 Sixth Avenue
San Diego, CA
Cardboard Spaceship x Amanda Louise Spayd – SDCC Exclusive Thimblestump Hollow Figure
In addition to the debut of the Thimblestump Hollow minis by Chris Ryniak and Amanda Louise Spayd, Cardboard Spaceship will lure collectors towards their booth [#5638] with a special SDCC exclusive colorway. Limited to 100 pieces, the Tropical Edition Clover features Amanda’s busy bee with a purple on purple with a hint of green design. This special Clover drops on Friday and Saturday (7.10 and 7.11). Don’t miss it!
Jul 06, 2015
Munky King – 8th Annual SDCC Party (7.9)
Have no fear, the tradition continues. For the 8th consecutive year Munky King will be throwing their SDCC party on Thursday (7.9) from 9 PM to 1 AM at Basic urban kitchen + bar. This year’s party is sponsored by Trekell and will feature live painting by Luke Chueh, Dan Quintana, Rocom, Brandon Sopinsky, Ben Templesmith, N.C. Winters and more. See you there!
Munky King at SDCC: Silver and Gold ‘Hung’ by Luke Chueh
If you love the Hung phone charm, Luke Chueh and Munky King have something special x 2 in store for you at SDCC. Munky King will be offering the standard edition (white) Hung with a twist – one in 12 will be a special metallic silver chase. And where there’s silver, gold can’t be too far behind! In addition to the standard edition, MK will also offer a special SDCC exclusive Gold edition. Be sure to drop by the Munky King booth [#4851] for all your noir phone charm needs.
Huck Gee x Color Ink Book at SDCC
A confirmed SDCC addict, Huck will be making the trip down for just one day this year (such will power). If you want to catch him, drop by the Color Ink Book Booth [#4531] on Saturday (7.11) from 2 to 3 PM for his signing of the brand new issue featuring his cover art and what appear to be several contributions including the Dapper Little Scoundrels and The Blank.
Gargamel x Super7 – Soft Vinyl Skeletor Figure
Super7 has one more for you! Exclusive just to the Skeletor’s Lair Pop-Up shop is the all new Soft Vinyl Skeletor figure, which was sculpted by Gargamel. Measuring about 5” tall, the first release is cast in an unpainted light green vinyl and is limit one per person at $60 each. We feel both Gargamel and Super7 executed this perfectly! If Japan caught wind of He-Man in the 80’s, we feel this is exactly something that would have been made. Be sure to pick up a Skeletoken at the Super7 booth #4945 or the Mattel booth #3029 to gain access to the pop-up store.
SDCC Exclusives from Beefy and Co.
Beefy and Co. will be back in SD for Comic-Con with a trio of exclusives. On the softer side of things, there’s two new exclusive plushies. From the Adventures of Ryupoo series comes the Fluffypoo Golden Fleece edition (100 pcs, $25). As with the regular edition—also available at SDCC—the golden one’s fleece is removable for use with other characters.
Next up is the SDCC Exclusive edition of Paiju the Panda Kaiju (11”,100 pcs, $28) the first character in the brand’s new Kaiju Wars series. The mutated panda kaiju carries quite a wallop with his “fluffy tail whip” (courtesy of his bendable tail) and radioactive atomic puke (which neatly stores away in his mouth for safe keeping) and while not listed as an attack per se, his 360 degree head articulationatriculation might strike fear in his opponents as well. But wait that’s not all… The SDCC edition comes with a mini plush missile which fits in Paiju’s mouth.
Finally, for vinyl fanatics, Beefy is unleashing the 2nd edition of Mari—the angry, emotional cuddlefish. The Seaweed Envy edition features a light green design with blue and red accents (125 pcs, $65).
All of this will be waiting for you at the Beefy and Co booth [#5150] where BeeFy will be signing and sketching for fans.
SDCC GID Choices from Jermaine Rogers
Sounds like Jermaine Rogers has several new releases lined up for San Diego Comic-Con. So far he’s announced his SDCC exclusive ‘Glow’ Choices vinyl toy. Limited to just 75 pieces, the GID edition of the rather popular rabbit will be available from Jermaine’s booth [#4532] starting on Preview Night (Wednesday, 7.8) and throughout the ‘con until it sells out.
Jul 04, 2015
Squid Kids Ink. SDCC Exclusives!
The Squid Kids Ink booth #5051 are all geared up for Comic-Con this year! They will have a couple exclusive offerings available. First up is the Ante Ups x Squibs Stud figure debut. These are limited to only 300 pieces and will retail $20 each. They will of course also have an exclusive 10-Doh figure available! Introducing the Ninja Girls with UDON Noodles 3.5” Mini 10-Doh, which is a collaboration between Squid Kids Ink and Udon Entertainment. They will be up for grabs for $20 each.
Squibbles Ink. + Rotofugi and Friends at SDCC!
First up is the Dredge soft vinyl figure by Brian Morris from the Lake Monsters line. The new “Night Mystic” edition features a mixed ivory and black vinyl with blue and aqua pearlescent sprays. They will have a limited number of these available in hand for $65 with an online release soon to follow.
Last up, are a couple customs coming from the duo that go by the name of 64Colors! They got their mitts on a Triple Crown Monster and customized the heck out of it! That resulted in “Acorn Crusher”, which will be available at the Squibbles Ink. + Rotofugi booth #5248. There will also be a custom Snybora aka Puddle Jumper. that piece will retail $270 at the booth.
Martin Hsu at San Diego Comic-Con 2015
Martin Hsu will once again be partaking in this years SDCC! He will have a bunch of goodies available at his booth #4530, including his own Sugar Bears custom Blacky figures and Guest artist custom Blacky figures from Brandon Dicks, Emma SanCartier, Jerome Lu, Yoskay Yamamoto, Miss Mindy, and Mark Nagata. There will also be a ton of prints and original pieces of art up grabs!
Squibbles Ink + Rotofugi at SDCC: Jerome by Frank Kozik
Whoa. Smorkin! Rotofugi mentioned that they were waiting to announce a new Frank Kozik release for SDCC depending on the sometimes fickle shipping fates. Turns out DHL came through and so those at comic-con will be the first to score Jerome – one of Frank’s classic Smorkin Mongers—in a new 4” soft vinyl form sculpted by Joe Sommers of Squibbles Ink. Complete with removable Smork for today’s health conscious consumer, the new Jerome looks positively bad ass.
Limited to 500 pieces, Jerome will be available at the Squibbles Ink + Rotofugi booth [#5248] for just $17 (incl. tax) and will also be released online after the ‘con.