Jul 15, 2018

Beefy and Co. – SDCC Plush

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Beefy and Co. has several exclusives and debuts set for SDCC 2018 (7.18 – 7.22) including the awe-inspiring Kaiju King which stands a towering 16”.  The plush ride continues with the new Phobepoo as well as two limited edition plush – Chakra Kyubipoo (Fox of Nine Tails) and Shadow Bulbapoo. Both of the limited ones are editions of 100 and will be available for $30. 

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Beefy and Co. will also debut their brand-new PixBrix Poo sets—Unipoo and Pegapoo.  Build your own Poo! Dig the fun concept. These should be a nice compliment to the brand’s ever-expanding plush line.   Oh and be ready for new apparel as well.  Get it all at the Beefy and Co. booth [#5051].

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3DRetro – SDCC Exclusives from Coop, Dok A, KRK Ryden & Nathan Ota

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3DRetro has lined up four exclusives for SDCC 2018.  Let’s start with Mickey Finn from Coop in a stylish, crazy limited edition (50 pcs, $50) rocking both matte and glossy gold. Matte + Glossy is normally done in black, so it’s nice to see a different take.  In person, this one is nice. 

Staying with the precious metals, comes a new Anesthesia from Doktor A in silver (50 pcs, $100)  with a reddish patina .   SDCC also brings the return of Moe Hawk from KRK Ryden.  First released in a full color version at DesignerCon, the punk skater strikes back with a stylized mono-ish edition (150 pcs, $60) with a bluish gray.

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Finally, 3DRetro will releases a new Coozie from Nathan Ota in a sublime GID edition.  What really sets this apart is that it doesn’t look like a GID piece.  Instead of the pasty white/slightly green appearance, the SDCC Coozie  (100 pcs, $100) brings a vibrant swath of greens

All of these exclusives will be available at the 3DRetro booth [5250].  In addition to their in-house releases, 3DRetro will also have a signing+release from Tokidoki as well as releases from 1000 Toys.

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Jul 13, 2018

Nathan Hamill – SDCC KeylimeCat

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Surprise!  Nathan Hamill and Science Patrol have cooked up (baked?) an SDCC Exclusive Burgercat sofubi (2.75”).  The KeylimeCat edition will be available from the War Machine Marketing booth [#1415] on Saturday (7.21) for $25.  Nathan will be signing at the booth on Saturday at 3 PM.

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Flat Bonnie Has a Trio of SDCC Exclusives

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Flat Bonnie’s Yukari has been burning the midnight oil meticulously sewing three new exclusives for SDCC 2018 (7.18 – 7.22).  Her capable hands turn vinyl pleather, faux fur and fleece into the cutest cosmic warriors you’ve ever seen. Each pays homage to a Galaxy, Far Far Away in adorable, plush fashion. While you might not be able to manage a quick jaunt to Kashyyyk or Endor, you can adopt Baby BunEwok (4.5”, $20) from the Giant Robot booth [#1729]  and Baby Fuzzball (100 pcs, 4.5”, $20) from the DKE Toys booth [#5045].

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Bringing you the best of both worlds, Flat Bonnie has brings BunEwok to your wall with a 12x12” plush portrait mounted on a wood frame.  Limited to just ten pieces, these will be available for $100 from DKE Toys [#5045].

If you can’t make it to SDCC, a limited number of Baby BunEwoks are available for pre-order from Flat Bonnie’s web shop.  While no pre-orders are available for the DKE exclusives, be sure to check in with them after the show about remaining stock.

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Jul 09, 2018

Kidrobot SDCC Exclusives -- Jeremyville Chia Dunny, Sanrio Plush and Bob’s Burgers

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Updated: Detailed info on Jeremyville Chia Dunny + pricing.

Kidrobot’s  SDCC 2018 Exclusives offer fun, creative takes on beloved pop culture characters. Yesterday we put this post up with basic information based on an initial preliminary press release. Now with additional information from KR press, here’s a more detailed look at what to expect from the KR booth [#5145].

First up is a Chia-inspired Jeremyville Dunny. Turns out this 5” Dunny is indeed a chia planter. From the shot of the Dunny out of the box, prior to planting, it appears that it features a clever design with an inner terra-cotta element and shiny/glossy exterior – planter and toy all-in-one.  It comes ready to grow with an included seed packet and will retail for $40.

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Bob’s Burgers fans will be laser-focused on the SDCC Exclusive Bobcephala Medium Figure which features Bob’s all-in face paint as seen in the popular Brony-inspired The Esquestranauts episode. Don’t be surprised to see this variant of the 7” vinyl ride off into the sunset.

Finally, Kidrobot will be serving up a menu of soft, cuddly toy food featuring Hello Kitty and her Sanrio pals. In a bit of a twist, the kitty fries ($35) are the main course (size wise at least) with individual fries that can removed from the stylish plush container—clever!  Where there are fries, there must be burgers, right?.  KR’s new 2.5” burger charm plush minis ($10) include Hello Kitty, Keroppi, My Melody, Little Twin Stars, Badtz Maru and more.

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Jul 06, 2018

DKE Toys at SDCC: Leia Is Not Your Toy by Amanda Visell x Michelle Valigura

43047393882_b2c2cd4d11_oA Galaxy Far, Far Away collides with the contentious and fractured here and now with the SDCC Exclusive Leia Is Not Your Toy from Amanda Visell and  Michelle Valigura. Hand-cast and hand-painted in Amanda’s signature style, the 3.75” carded Leia art action figure arrives ready to stand up for herself and others in one of five different t-shirt designs including ‘resist’, ‘not your toy’, ‘I Am the Force’, Death Star-inspired Venus, and a curious blue comb design which plays off of the blue comb accessory—rather than say the expected blaster—that shipped with the vintage 12” Leia action figure.   Limited to 50 pieces (10 in each design), Leia is Not Your Toy will be available at the DKE Toys booth [#5045] for $100 each.

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Jul 03, 2018

Luke Chueh x Munky King – SDCC Honey Bear Possessed

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Turns out all bears crave honey, even Possessed ones. Munky King will release a very special Honey Bear edition of the 10th Anniversary Possessed at this year’s SDCC at their booth [#4851].  Love the natural coloring on the bear, the goopy honey effect on his paws, and of course the demonic bee.  Have no fear, if you can’t make it out to Comic-Con, MK will be releasing these online as well.

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Jul 01, 2018

DKE at SDCC: Five Fabulous Figures Announced So Far

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DKE Toys has started to reveal their SDCC 2018 lineup featuring top notch art action figures (‘bootleg’ still has a certain charm).  This year they are planning on 24 drops, in addition to their previously announced Space Rat project which combines vintage Salacious Crumb figures with eleven different artist backing boards.  All of these releases will be available from the DKE booth [#5045]

So far they’ve announced five figures—four of which are Lucas inspired.  Let’s start with Stripewok (above) from Little Lazies.  This colorful Ewok homage is sculpted by hand in polymer clay to give it a distinct presence.  Limited to 30 signed and numbered pieces, each figure is sculpted by the artist and will be available for $55.

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Speaking of Ewoks, DKE will also release Skipbro Toys’ Ewokalypse Now resin figure ($55, 3.75” scale, 30 s/n pieces) featuring gorgeous card art from David Withers.  For another Star Wars vision, Jim Mahfood brings his over-the-top style with Wookie Hash Pipe: Chewbee ($100, 3.75”, 50 s/n pieces) – the card art is amazing.

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Going all in on the art action figure concept, Manly Art’s unique, hand-painted character portraits for Cantina Denizen ($150) brings us back to the gloriously dark and seedy world of gamblers, smugglers and bounty hunters. Each of the 24 signed and numbered glittery green resin figures features a different, hand-painted character portrait on the backing card.  Rounding out the first five, 3001: A Lad In Space ($75, 3.75” scale, 50 s/n pieces) from Lazarus Toys brings us layers upon layers with  David Bowie as Major Tom by way of Kubrick’s space opus. This one is a collective effort designed and painted by Galactic Jerkbag, hand cast by DLLCustoms, with head sculpt by Tyler Ham, card art  from Michael A.C. Rebey and card printing by Kevin Malone.

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Jerome Lu -- SDCC Exclusive Shao Lu The Strong Jade

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Jerome Lu has several releases lined up for this year’s SDCC including the return of Shao Lu the Strong.  The Jade Edition of the 3.25” resin figure has a realistic marbled texture and will be available for $50 from his Hyperactive Monkey booth [#5640].  First released at DCON 2017 in an OG colorway, Shao Lu  features a stout sculpt from Macsorro.

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Jun 30, 2018

Amanda Louise Spayd x Chris Ryniak x Cardboard Spaceship -- Thimblestump Hollow Two at SDCC

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Oooh. With SDCC just a few weeks away, Cardboard Spaceship has announced four special ‘Fruit Salad’ Thimblestump Hollow 2 releases from newlyweds Amanda Louise Spayd and Chris Ryniak.  These standalone versions of Gemnibbler, Blossom, Jasper, and Mothpup are an adorable first taste of Series 2 which should follow fairly quickly.  Each of the 3” figures will be available at the Cardboard Spaceship booth for $15 [#5638].

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Jun 27, 2018

Super7 – Laughing Prince Adam SDCC Exclusive

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Super7 has become a go-to source for creative, what-if style Masters of the Universe figures.  This year S7 continues its tradition of He-Man SDCC drops with an unexpected surprise – a Laughing Prince Adam Glittery SDCC exclusive!  An officially-licensed riff on the Laughing He-Man Youtube Meme started by the Slack Circus video, the new figure features a brand-new  laughing head sculpt, pink power sword, and rainbow glitter packaging. 

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If you can’t get the sight and sound of He-Man covering 4 Non Blondes, this is a Comic-Con must have.  Laughing Prince Adam will be available exclusively at the Hordak’s Lair SDCC popup on July 18th and 19th.  Don’t blink or the joyous one just might vanish into the sunset.

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July 18th – 19th 2018
701 8th Avenue
San Diego California, 92101

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Jun 26, 2018

DKE Toys – Space Rat Action Figure Art Series at SDCC

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So DKE Toys found itself in the enviable but puzzling situation of sitting on a pile of vintage Salacious Crumb Star Wars figures produced by Kenner a long, long time ago (ok, 1983).  What to do?  When life hands you lemons, you make lemonade.With piles of Salcious Crumb figures, DKE created Space Rats, well actually the Space Rat Action Figure Art Series.

DKE invited eleven artists to interpret Jabba the Hutt’s Court Jester with original artwork. Dropping at SDCC 2018 from the DKE booth [#5045], the Space Rat  series combines the vintage figures with one of eleven different artist backing boards featuring the artwork created for the project.  The impressive lineup includes Scott C., Christian Clayton, Rob Clayton, Robbie Conal, Mike Egan, Alex Gross, Peter Kuper, Carlos Ramirez, Martha Rich, Mark Todd and Esther Pearl Watson

Each artist edition is limited to 100 signed/numbered pieces (back of card), with the first 20 of each reserved for matching numbered sets. The Space Rat figures will be available at the DKE booth for $25 each or $200 for a set (a $275 value).  This project turns the artist action figure concept on its ear ever so slightly  with the focus being the artwork on the header card rather than the vintage toy itself, which is identical across all the artist editions.

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