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May 15, 2018

Badjujutoys – Guu OG Color Pre-order (5.18)


‘GUU…’ That’s the sound of the powerful stomach growl and source of the name of   Malaysian artist Jacquelyn Wong’s rice-eating yōkai character and first soft vinyl toy. She will release the OG Guu  (~4”, 30 pieces) for pre-order from her Badjujutoys site for $85 starting on Friday (5.18) at 6 PM PDT and running through Sunday (5.20) at 7AM PDT. For this first edition, she will be hand-painting each figure herself.  GUU is set to ship in July.

From his squat, horned appearance to his own legend, Guu is Jacquelyn’s original creation.  The spirit’s friendly yet powerful appearance mirrors the tales of his contrasting nature which turns on how much or little rice he’s had to eat.

Guu, is a creature that resides around rice fields and farms in close proximity to humans. The name “Guu” is inspired by the sound it makes when its stomach rumbles. Guu is known to grow bigger in size and cause trouble to others when hungry. So, people sometimes leave rice balls or rice wine around as offerings to keep them happy. It is believed that a well-fed Guu will bring blessings to those around them. [Press]


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Squink – Toho 3” Custom Dunny (5.17)


What’s this?  Squink is prepping his new Toho custom 3” Dunny.  Look familiar?  He should, this little Yeti is cousins with the recently released Kono 5” Dunnys from Kidrobot.  While there’s more than a passing familial resemblance, Squink’s new pristine hand-painted design features several differences in terms of face shape and increased detail throughout.  Toho will drop on Thursday (5.17) @ 12 PM PDT from the Squink Shop for £78.95 (~$106) plus shipping.  Quick fingers will be the key to adopting the first of Kono’s growing family.

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Plastic & Heroes Exclusive Dubs Edition Boxing Brain by Ron English x ToyQube


Just in time for the Warriors’ Western Conference Finals collision with the Rockets, San Jose’s Plastic & Heroes is showing much love for the home team with their Exclusive Boxing Brain Dubs Edition vinyl toys (4.75”) from Ron English and ToyQube. These come in both home and away colors and are available individually ($25) and as a set ($45) direct from Plastic & Heroes.

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Abell Octovan x Mighty Jaxx – ‘I Donut Care’ Vinyl (5.19)


Mighty Jaxx is bringing the ‘tude with the return of Abell Octovan’s ‘I Donut Care’ figure.  First released as an artist-produced 7” resin (20 pcs) last Fall, the melding of Homer, Donuts, and The Bird returns in a new 8” vinyl edition.  Pre-orders open this week and given Mighty Jaxx’s regular release schedule it’s likely that the new defiant donut-grabbin’ figure will drop on Saturday (5.26) at 7 AM PDT from the Mighty Jaxx online store.

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Paul Kaiju – Hyper Kraken Lottery (5.20)


Paul Kaiju will unleash the Hyper Kraken on Sunday (5.20) via lottery.  These 9” sofubi beasts with eight points of articulation are cast in purple vinyl and feature dark rub and layered pink spray.  These come with a Kraken Polyp and alternate fist, all for $300 (includes domestic USA shipping) – the value is real.   The lottery will be held via online form on his blog beginning at 8 AM PDT on the 20th and ending twelve hours later at 8 PM PDT.


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Vincent Scala at Five Points Festival: Skeleton Racer Debut


Vincent Scala will debut his brand-new Skeleton Racer soft vinyl figure for Five Points Festival (6.2 – 6.3) at his booth [#447].  He’s starting things off with a crystal clear edition (mmm…) and will also have some one-off painted ones as well.  Vincent is also hoping to release his new Lucky Cat soft vinyl at Five Points as well. Fingers crossed!

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myplasticheart at Five Points Festival: The Messenger kaNO Edition


Five Points Festival is almost upon us (6.2 – 6.3) and with that the beginning of another crazy (fingers crossed) news flurry.  myplasticheart has just announced that they will be releasing The Messenger kaNO Edition vinyl from Munky King toys.  kaNO’s exclusive artist edition of the Colin Kaepernick-inspired figure follows the OG black edition.  The red messenger will be available at the mph booth [#336] for $60.  kaNO will be back in NYC for the event and will be signing at the booth on Saturday (6.2) from one to two PM.

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Superplastic – Janky Launches on Kickstarter !


After the mysterious initial logo teases at the end of last year and the more recent artists’ design reveals, today’s the day that Superplastic from Paul Budnitz and Huck Gee officially launches the new Janky platform on Kickstarter (5.15 @ 9 AM PDT).   Up until now Superplastic has been pretty tight-lipped about the project.  That changes today.  Before we dive into all the details, just a quick PSA – there’s an Early Bird special which gets you a free bonus Janky if you back the project (at any level) by 9 PM PDT on Tuesday (5.15).  Ok, now here we go…


The first Janky mini series features twenty 3” vinyl figures designed by a talented roster of sixteen artists: Rhum HamMcBess, GarthRicardo Cavolo, Be Nice & SimpleBubi Au Yeung, ParticleJason Limon, BranPete Fowler, LotusJunko Mizuno, Ro-Mu-Lo by El Grand Chamaco, Two BitsHuck Gee, Mr. KabutomushiTADO, B. WatcherJoe Ledbetter, Lucky Bucky + Bloody BuckySket, SugarDolly Oblong, Space JankyDalek, Tantaclanky TearsCamilla D’Errico, F.T.N .Mark Gmehling, ReddiechiJake Parker, and three mystery designs.  Each of these will come blind in a ‘surprise box’.

1b4661ef4952784eabe2e53776d33a21_originalExclusive to the Kickstarter campaign is the King Janky The First 3” figure featuring a dapper royal design.  This one’s swanky, sharp, and smart all at once.


In addition to the 3” Jankys, there’s also the 8” Superjanky. The red+blue Be-Ni-To Eye-Strain Blue Edition (666 pieces) from El Grand Chamaco-one of the first revealed Jankys—is the first 8” Super Janky and is available in several of the rewards packages.


More?  Oh yes… The Janky Kickstarter will also feature the brand-new Maximillian CA$H ‘Falling Into Autumn’ edition (333 pieces, 9-inch) vinyl figure with a head that can be removed to reveal the skull underneath.  We’re really excited that Superplastic is doing original toys (one and counting!) in addition to the brand-new Janky platform.

Got that…? It’s  alot of toy joy to take in. Let’s just quickly dive into some of the reward levels. The Janky Starter Pack ($28) is a great jumping off point featuring 3 Janky figures. The Janky Launch Pack ($35) gets you 3 Janky surprise boxes + the KS exclusive Janky The First launch figure. The next two tiers add in one of the two larger figures in addition to the 3 Jankys and one launch Janky—The SuperJanky Launch Pack ($100) comes with the 8” El Grand Chamaco SuperJanky while the Maximillian Ca$h Launch Pack ($110)comes with the sweet new Pete Fowler figure. That’s just a quick overview – go take in the Janky Kickstarter page for all the info + reward levels. Have fun!

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