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Jul 08, 2018

High Proof Toys – Leafy Green Twertle Type (7.11)

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High Proof Toys has announced its newest ‘type’/character: Twertle.   The bipedal turtle-like character’s face/head sculpt shares some similarity to the HPT’s Birb Type.  Limited to 10 pieces (2.25”), the debut Leafy Green Twertle—bright green with dark green ‘freckles’—will be released on Wednesday (7.11) at 8 AM PDT for $35 from HPT’s online store

HPT has added several stylish touches to it’s turtle figure, including the signature head, boots, and a swell shell with segments that almost interlock like a puzzle rather than a typical symmetrical geometric design.  Don’t miss out on your chance on bringing this cute pond friend into your home.

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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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Whatshisname x K.Olin Tribu – Popek Chrome Porcelain

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UK artist Whatshisname has made a name for himself with his playfully rude balloon dog sculptures including the pooping Popek  and the peeing Peepek versions. Art Toy collectors quickly fell in love with vinyl versions of both from Mighty Jaxx.  Now comes a high-end, blingtastic version from K.Olin Tribu.

Limited to just 25 pieces, the Popek Chrome Porcelain (~10.5”) sculpture adds gorgeous chrome plating to the brand’s high quality porcelain casts created in Limoges, France. Beyond the obvious humor and shock value, Whatshiname’s sculptures offer a moment to step outside the expected, to reflect upon the nature of things, possibilities, and with this new gleaming edition, yourself and your surroundings, quite literally, which look back at you from the shiny surface.  Popek Chrome Porcelain is available now from K.Olin Tribu’s ArtAndToys for £816.67 (~$1084).  Each sculpture includes a signed/numbered COA and arrives in a luxurious box.

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Otto Björnik – Kobi (7.10)

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Otto Björnik is about to release his new Kobi resin.  This clever cat has adapted to the city and now purchases his food from the local fish store.  Don’t be deceived by his innocent expression – his oh-so sharp claws tell the tale : goldfish for dinner!  Otto’s done a really nice job with these, especially  the fish in the bag – beautiful effect with an embedded cast. 

Each of the four Kobi editions—black, ginger, grey tabby and calico—are limited to twelve pieces each, stand 3.5” tall.  Kobi will be released on Tuesday (7.10) at 8 AM PDT from Otto’s online shop for $60.

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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 02, 2018

Nouar x Martian Toys – Blueberry Mister Self Indulgence + Watermelon Little Scoopy (7.4)

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We celebrate America’s Independence on July 4th in many ways, with fireworks, food and more food front and center.  So it’s fitting (and filling)  that Martian Toys is offering a presale of the Blueberry Mister Self Indulgence (9”) vinyl art toy from Nouar which includes the Strawberry Lil’ Scoopy figure (4”) on the Fourth of July (7.4) at 7:04 PM EDT (4:04 PM PDT) for $150. Presale orders of the new Mister Self Indulgence will include a sweet bonus—two Bluberry Pie pins.  The food fun doesn’t stop there. They are also releasing the standalone Lil’ Scoopy Watermelon Edition for $29 each at the same time. 

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The presales are limited to 120 pieces of each and are slated to ship out the 3rd week in August.  From the wording of the announcement, it sounds like this is the initial batch for both releases with more to come later.   For those keeping track, this is the 3rd edition of Mister Self Indulgence following the OG Cherry Flavor and the Clutter Exclusive Berry Pink.

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Jul 01, 2018

3A Celebrates A Decade of Toys with Ashtro Lad (7.2)

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3A is celebrating its 10th Anniversary with the just launched Ashtro Lad 16” vinyl figure from Ashley Wood. The homage to the iconic manga character debuts in  three editions – the full color Anniversary edition, a nearly all black Coal edition, and the gid TRO GLOW which is a 3AA Member exclusive.

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Each is available now from Bambaland for pre-order for  $250 (includes worldwide shipping) through July 9th. Since the original Nom de Plume back in 2008,  Ashley Wood and crew have made 3A one of the clear go-to brands in the art toy world – congrats on a decade of toys.

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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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