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Dec 07, 2018

Milk x Yoyo Yeung — Milky Kenneth at Toy Soul

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Milk continues its string of Toy Soul Exclusives with Milky Kenneth from Yoyo Yeung.  The exclusive version of the fennec fox sofubi (Unbox) features a design that mixes the magazine’s iconic white with red and tan details for a natural, festive look.  Limited to 100 pieces, Milky Kenneth will be available via online lottery for HK$700 (~$90) with pickup/payment at the Milk Cargo [G14] booth.   To enter the lottery, register by 12.9 HK time on the official product page.

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Too Nathapong x Unbox — Burger Elfie + Labubu Crossovers (12.8)

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Saturday is a big day for Too Nathapong’s Elfie. Unbox will release three Elfie figures on December 8th at 7 AM PST from the Unbox shop. First up is the Burger Elfie Classic soft vinyl (4”, $35) which re-imagines the adorable elephant as a scrumptious cheeseburger. 

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Unbox will also release the Elfie and Labubu crossover figures ($110) in Purple and Green colorways. Each features Kasing Lung’s signature character lying on top of Elfie.

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80s Workout Action Figures by Better Day Toys

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Spanish sculptor/toy artist Julio Sanchez Roldan of Better Days Toys has just released his ambitious 80s Workout action figures featuring ten different designs. The toys take us back to the decade that many of us look back and smile at with head-shaking, ‘that was us’ bemusement, a moment in time where leg warmers, parachute pants, and fanny packs were very much in vogue.  

80s Workout reminds us not only of the rigors and joys of the self-empowering fitness movement, but also of the music and the outfits that went hand and hand with it. Each of the hand-crafted 4.9” resin figures features oh-so-80’s outfits and includes a random color of boombox. With five-points of articulation, detailed paint designs and glorious full-color backing cards featuring vintage workout photos, Better Day Toys has put in a grueling workout of his own to bring these ladies to life.  The 80s Workout figures are available for pre-order for $75 each from the Better Days Toys shop and will ship roughly 3 weeks after ordering.

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Fools Paradise x TMALL — Super Professional 2 Director’s Cut (12.11)

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Fools Paradise and China’s ecommerce site Tmall have joined forces once again for another alternate Super Professional edition.  Last time it was a GID edition of the original Super Professional set  and now we have the Director’s Cut edition of Super Professional 2.

The story line here seams to be that the Super Professional and his protégé have finally triumphed over the piranha plant — who has gone from a vibrant red to a weakened  brown shade with his pipe switched from fresh green to defeated read. There are some other color changes, with the professional going all black, his assistant going brunette, and the bullet seeing red, literally.

Super Professional Director’s Cut will be available for pre-order on December 10th at 8 AM PST directly from Fools Paradise. For Chinese collectors, the set will be available at Tmall on 12.12.

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Puck - SawReal Rabbit Kid Pre-Order

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Thai artist Puck is now taking online pre-orders for his new SawReal Rabbit Kid.  Created in conjunction with fellow Thai artist Kaze Studio, the new figure is the smaller, cuter relative of the previously released SawReal Rabbit (8.5”). With a ready-to-go, tongue-out pose, Rabbit Kid is in position to charm collectors with his energy.

For the online drop, 30 pieces are available for 1890 baht (~$58) with overseas shipping of 400 baht (~$12).  To order, go to the official release post on Facebook and leave a comment of ‘1’ indicating you’d like to buy one figure.  If there’s available stock when you order, the artist will contact you to complete the sale. As a nice touch, the figure ships in a fun cylindrical container.

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Impostor by Colus Available Online

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Previously available for pre-order at DesignerCon, Colus has opened up online pre-orders for his trippy, translucent snakes.  Impostor, available in black clear and red clear, is limited to 15 pieces in each edition and stands 8” tall with a coiled, 4-point stance.  Both the Black and Red editions are available for $300 from the artist’s web shop—pricing includes free shipping.  The black is ready to ship now, while the Red will ship in January ‘19. 

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Teddy Troop S2 by Flying Fortress x Artoyz Drops Next Week

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Teddy Troop Series 2 from Flying Fortress and Artoyz is dropping next week.  We don’t know the exact day or time yet, but we do know that the new mini series is one of three new releases Artoyz is dropping next week (Tuesday to Thursday) in celebration of its 15th Anniversary.   Artoyz has posted pics of what appears to be the full series of 12 designs:  six in the shot above and six in the one after the jump. Unless, there are unmentioned chase/secret/rare figures.

What are the other two drops?  One is what appears to be a larger Teddy Troop, say 8” tall.  The drops round out with the previously mentioned Sentai Maria figures from Soasig Chamaillard.

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Johnny ‘KMNDZ’ Rodriguez x 3DRetro — HOBS Red Edition Release + Signing (12.8)

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3DRetro is planning an action-packed weekend for collectors.  They’ve just announced the Saturday (12.8) release and signing for the Hobs Red Edition vinyl from Johnny ‘KMNDZ’ Rodriguez. Hobs—the water tower bird—will be available at the Glendale location starting from 11 AM for $65 each and Johnny will be signing from 5 to 6 PM.  For the enquiring toy nerds, the Red edition is the second edition, following the since-sold out  House of Blues exclusive debut edition —hence the name, HOBS.

3DRetro is the place to be for local collectors.  The holiday edition of Enamel Market will be in the parking lot from 11 AM to 5 PM. After Enamel Market, the store will host two release + signing events: Red HOBS with KMNDZ from 5 to 6 PM and then the Lava Edition Jurassic Park Dilophosaurus Spitter with Joe Ledbetter from 6 to 9 PM.

HOBS Red Edition Drop
Saturday December 8th 2018 (11-9 PM, Signing: 5-6 PM)

3DRetro
1851 Victory Blvd.
Glendale, CA 91201

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Pop Mart Exclusive King Monkeyshiner Grin Fluorescent by Ron English

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Happy Friday!  Ron English and Pop Life usher in the weekend with an original Grin figure.  King Monkeyshiner Grin, grinning ear to ear, is enjoying life with his ready-to-peel banana and an affinity for night life. Thanks to the magic of fluorescent paint, the monkey takes on a whole new persona under a black light. The  King Monkeyshriner Grin vinyl toy (8”) is available exclusively at the Ron English Pop Mart locations in Beverly Hills and Beacon, New York for $100 each.

Ron English Beacon Pop Mart
45 Beekman Street
Beacon, New York

Ron English Beverly Hills Pop Mart
8692 Wilshire Boulevard
Beverly Hills, CA


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Mame Moyashi x Milk — Cheese Maguro Senpai for Toy Soul

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In a fun collaboration, Chino Lam has worked with Milk magazine to celebrate their 16th Anniversary with a special figure.  Featuring a new torso sculpt, Cheese Maguro Senpai plays off the concept of time—in time and in the right conditions, Milk becomes Cheese.  And, it should be noted, the Cheese texture—with drips—looks quite good. 

Limited to 200 pieces, Cheese Maguro Senpai drops at Toy Soul (12.14 – 12.16) in the CheeseMaguro_1218booth [G14] for HK$800 (~$102).

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Brambley Apple Noodle by Koncrete (12.9)

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Koncrete has firmed up the release date for the next Series 2 Noodle Resin. Cast in a deep, translucent green,  the Brambley Apple  dino (edition of 20, 4.3”) will make his official entrance this Sunday at 8 AM PST for £65 (~$83) from the Koncrete shop. After the green edition, S2 will roll on with pink and light blue, not necessarily in that order.

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