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Nov 01, 2018

kaNO x Knocks on Wood — Wood Bodega Debuts at DesignerCon


It’s been ten years since kaNO’s first vinyl Bodega drop. So it’s fitting that he’s teamed up with the new Knocks on Wood brand to create the Wood Bodega!  That’s right, Bodega in 100% wood.  This is a spot-on recreation of the original toy in beautiful wood.  These look and feel great in person. Look for these to drop at DesignerCon from kaNO’s booth [#207].

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Angel Once x UVD Toys — ‘The Angry Elephant’ Kickstarter


UVD Toys has just launched a new Kickstarter campaign to produce LA artist Angel Once’s Charlie The Angry Elephant vinyl toy based on his signature character, the star of several murals throughout the city. Digitally sculpted by Oasim Karmieh, the pachyderm with a ‘tude features spray paint splatter deco, a nice touch tying the toy back to his roots.

Charlie is available in two editions to project backers: the OG pink edition($50) and and a Kickstarter-exclusive green edition ($60).  Both of the basic toy reward packages include a 3” die-cut sticker and enamel pin. Other notable rewards include a custom Charlie from Angel Once ($250)  and your very own mural ($5000). The campaign needs to raise $10,500 by November 30th in order to get funded.  Help make Charlie a reality by heading over to the kickstarter, checking out the rewards, and backing the project. 


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Two-FacedMister Melty: New 5” + 3” Green Editions by Buff Monster (11.2)


After a fairly long hiatus, Buff Monster is on a toy drop roll. After last week’s toy heavy release, he’s in the groove with two brand-new Two-Face Mister Melty figures  in a snazzy hand-painted green edition.  First up is the 5” 2-Face Mister Melty—the first ever—cast in translucent lime green resin, hand-painted and clear coated.  There’s also a matching 3” companion piece which is a hybrid sofubi + resin figure, painted and coated in a similar manner to his big brother. Both drop this Friday (11.2) at 7 AM PDT in small numbers from Stay Melty—with the 5” for $100 and the 3” for $45 (or so). Prices do not include shipping and handling.


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DesignerCon Exclusive ButcherP by Anti Kawaii x Blacklist Toys


Is your body ready? Blacklist Toys will release a DesignerCon Exclusive ButcherP designed by Anti Kawaii.  The slogan scrawled on the butcher’s bib says it all, ‘Nobody Loves You’.  Cast in crimson vinyl, the newest edition of the one-eyed killer sofubi comes ready for work with Butcher Knife & Chainsaw—the right tool makes all the difference.  Find ButcherP at the Blacklist Toys booth [#145].


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High Proof Toys at DCon: New Birb, Twertle and Rock Types


High Proof Toys will be releasing four fresh new editions figures at DesignerCon via the Mothership Gallery booth [#2324].  Here’s the rundown: Mothership Exclusive Cali Sunrise Twertle Type (10 pieces), Green Dreams Twertle Type (5 pieces), Birbinator Birb Type (5 pieces) and  Fools Gold Rock Type (5 pieces).  HPT will be in the house—so drop by the booth to check out the new toys and meet the crew.

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DesignerCon Dunny Series: Black Magick by Chet Zar


With just about two weeks until DesignerCon (11.16-11.8) in Anaheim, CA, Kidrobot is starting to reveal designs from their DesignerCon Mini  Dunny Series.  First up is Chet Zar’s Black Magick.  His first-ever Dunny is based on the original painting of the same name.  The figure captures Chet’s work which features dark and enigmatic inhabitants.   Hit the jump for a look at the original painting.

Look for more previews shortly of this series which features designs fromGreg "Craola" Simkins, Deph, Scott Tolleson, Jon-Paul Kaiser, Hyperactive Monkey, kaNO, Flat Bonnie, and Ragnar.  The series debuts at DesignerCon on Friday (11.16) from the Kidrobot Booth [#2010]. 


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Amanda Louise Spayd x Chris Ryniak — Thimblestump Hollow 2 Brings Joy and Happiness


After a prolonged wait since the initial preview release at SDCC, the Thimblestump Hollow 2 mini series from Amanda Louise Spayd and Chris Ryniak is finally here.   Produced by Cardboard Spaceship, the follow-up to the popular mini series features 10 new characters, each likely to melt your heart.  This series brings a fun wrinkle, different colorway sets.  The retail blind boxes and cases feature the primary Birthday Party editions of each character. In addition, 1:6 blind boxes hold a figure from the chase Succulent colorway. Full cases feature 12 blind boxes: a full set of the 10 Birthday Party figures + 2 Succulents.  

The blind-boxed charmers are available for pre-order in full cases direct from Chris and Amanda’s Bindlewood online store.  Expect these to ship in 1-2 weeks. Select retailers including Rotofugi and myplasticheart are also offering the new minis in individual blindboxes ($12.50) as well as full cases.

Finally, did we mention there’s another colorway set? Canyon is made up of retailer exclusives which should start to be announced in regular waves. We’re pretty sure there’s another colorway on the horizon as well.


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Iron Giant Original Wood Sculptures (x4) from Amanda Visell


As previously mentioned, Amanda Visell has recently been releasing a unique Iron Giant wood sculpture daily.  She’s just finished announcing the collection of four original  pieces: Forest Walk, You Can Fly?, Electric Tower, and Train Tracks.  They are available for $900 each from Switcheroo.  If you loved the movie—Brad Bird’s best?—then these are sure to speak to you.

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DKE at DCon: Kidding Toy and Kosmo Toys


We’re all caught up to the DKE DesignerCon announcements, so here’s a look at today’s Stormtrooper-inspired releases.  From Kosmo Toys comes the exceptional X-Ray Troopers (2.5”, 20 s/n pieces, $45), handmade by Jeremias Janikow in Buenos Aires, Argentina. At 2.5”, these double resin cast imperial foot soldiers have to be seen to be fully appreciated. 3D Glasses included to view the card art. These come in both blue/gray and red colorways.

If urban is more your vibe, there’s Step Wars (3.75”, 20 s/n pieces, $45) from Oh Anat’s Kidding Toy. This trooper’s throwing down moves in his Imperial-issue sweats. 


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Next Level Popek: Black Porcelain by Whatshisname x k.olin tribu


You may be familiar with Popek, the pooping balloon dog by Whatshisname.  Over the past few years, the artist has released several vinyl editions of his balloon dogs.  If you’re looking to upscale your collection, porcelain masters k.olin tribu has just the thing.

Popek Black Porcelain is cast in pure extra white Limoges porcelain and then transformed with a glossy black finish across the entire surface.  At 27 cm (~10.6”), the porcelain edition is larger than the 8” vinyl drops.  Limited to 50 numbered pieces, the Black Porcelain edition is available directly from Art and Toys for €625 ($713) and includes a signed COA and luxury box.


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Enjoy a Latte with Mr. Yeti Barista by 2oz


Korean artist 2oz newest toy is Mr. Yeti Barista. First available at the recent Taipei Toy Festival, the hand-painted resin figure is now available via pre-order.   No longer in the frozen wilds, Mr. Yeti is making a living slinging lattes, espressos and more.  The cheerful figure blends fun character design with whistle clean execution.

Standing 12 cm tall (~4.7”), the helpful barista comes ready to brew caffeinated creations with a coffee pot and take-out cup accessories.  He can hold both thanks to magnets in his hands and his tools of the trade. Available now for pre-order for $180, send the artist a DM on Instagram before orders close on Saturday, November 10th.


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