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Dec 21, 2018

Sentrock x Mighty Jaxx–Bird City Saints (12.22)

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Chicago artist Sentrock is having a banner year.  With two toy projects already released this year—deluxe resin + soft vinyl—he’s going for the triple with the brand-new Bird City Saints vinyl from Mighty Jaxx.  The 8” figure features the artist’s signature child in bird mask character, can in hand,  ready to soar to unlimited heights. The sculpt excels here with nice details including the beak, mask straps, glove fringe, and the dope pants, socks and sneaks.

Limited to 100 pieces, Bird City Saints takes pre-order flight on Saturday (12.22) at 6 AM PST for $129 from Mighty Jaxx.

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3DRetro Food Drive + Holiday Sale (12.22)

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3DRetro is celebrating the season by looking out for all with a special Holiday Food Drive + Sale event on Saturday (12.22) from 10 AM to 7 AM at their Glendale location.  Bring in a can of food and get a special discount on everything in the store: 50% during the first hour (10 – 11 AM), 40% during the second hour (11am – Noon), and 30% the rest of the day.

The spirit of giving continues with the first 50 people through the door receiving a free gift bag. Also, customers who spend $15 or more will receive a free special Medicom x Funko Anniversary cereal with limited-edition [email protected] inside. 

3DRetro will also be raffling off Keith Haring [email protected] – 1000% and a 100% + 400% set. Earn  one ticket by donating canned food and one ticket for every $30 spent during the event.

Finally, drop by to enjoy free treats—coffee, coco and donuts.

3DRetro
1851 Victory Blvd.
Glendale, CA 91201

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Dec 20, 2018

Helen Tam x Unbox -- Pinana: The Pineapple Bun Girl (12.22)

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Unbox will release the debut soft vinyl edition of Pinana – The Pineapple Bun Girl on Saturday (12.22) by Helen Tam (Cafe De Bollo).  First released at last weekend’s Toy Soul show in HK, the charming figure features a hand-crafted aesthetic, with soft lines and a ceramic-like finish.  Beyond the character’s fun, desert-shaped head, the whimsy comes through in the details such as the mismatched socks.   

The 5.5” Pinana will be available directly from Unbox on Saturday (12.22) at 7 AM PST for $55.

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Popaganda x Pop Life Global -- Storm Parter White Edition by Ron English (12.21)

unnamedPopaganda and Pop Life Global will usher in a new galactic era with the Storm Parter White Edition by Ron English this Friday.  The debut edition of English’s 16” original vinyl figure offers an intriguing take on a galaxy far, far away that plays on several levels.  On the surface, Storm Parter is part new order and part graceful princess. Beyond the visuals, the concept invites the viewer to ponder the associations, both galactic and existential.  

Pop Life Global will release Storm Parter White Edition this Friday (12.21) at Ron English’s Pop Mart locations in both Beverly Hills and Beacon for $300 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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Dec 19, 2018

TwelveDot Returns with La Dolce Vita APO Frogs

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It’s been quite a while since TwelveDot has released one of their signature APO Frog toys. Thankfully hiatus is over with the release of the new La Dolce Vita APO Frogs.  The new edition brings us a mint + chrome (belly) frog  outfitted with a sherpa-lined aviator hat.  Limited to 350 pieces, La Dolce Vita is available for $85 directly from Twelvedot. The newest APO Frog is available from TweleveDot’s retail network which includes  myplasticheart (USA), Strangecat Toys (USA),FIFTY FIFTY (Korea), MSX Art Gallery (China), Collect and Display (UK) and  OZZO (Singapore).

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Dec 16, 2018

Coarse x Instinctoy Paw! Online Release (12.17)

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Paw! has returned. The new Coarse x Instinctoy exclusive brings back the classic figure with a saturated rainbow-hued design.  If you couldn’t make it out to Tokyo Comic-Con, Paw! will be available on Monday (12.17) at Instinctoy.net at 6 AM PST and will ship shortly after the drop.

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Dec 15, 2018

Santa Guan by Tik Ka From East x Mighty Jaxx

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Celebrate the holidays with Santa Guan by Tik Ka From East.  This well-done fusion of West and East blends Saint Nick with the legendary Chinese General Guan Yu. The festive 8” vinyl figure features re-imagines the historic warrior with flowing red+white robes and festive version of his Green Dragon Crescent Blade atop a fluffy white cloud. 

An edition of 300, Santa Guan is available for pre-order for $159 direct from Mighty Jaxx with a scheduled ship date in Q3 2019. 

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WheresChappell –- Mikey (12.16)

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Turtle Time!  WheresChappel is set to release his new Mikey resins in three editions on Sunday (12.16) at 12 PM from his web shop for pre-order at £65 (~$82) each. His take on Michelangelo (~5.9”) is ready to mix it up with two pairs of nunchucks  and a slice in  hand. Choose  from the Movie edition (orange + olive green), Cartoon (Orange + deep green) and B&W (red + gray). The stylin’ nunchucks were brought to life by Robert Crafer and Albion FX. Heroes in a half shell!

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Dec 14, 2018

Ron English Pop Mart Exclusive Punk Skunk Tie-Dyed Fluorescent (12.14)

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Ron English’s Punk Skunk returns in a new Pop Mart exclusive  Tie-Dyed Fluorescent edition. The new vibrant version of the 9” vinyl art toy channels the peaceful vibe of the 60’s where weed, tie-dyed tees, and flower power held sway.  As vivid as the new Punk Skunk looks in regular light, the fluorescent paint delivers a groovy turn under a black light.   

The new Punk Skunk drops today (12.14), exclusively from both of Ron English’s two Pop Mart locations —Beverly Hills and Beacon, NY—for $125 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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Dec 12, 2018

Ciecy — A Pair of Christmas Tapoos for Toy Soul

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Very much in the holiday spirit, Ciecy has created two Christmas-themed Tapoos for Toy Soul.  First up is the Let it Snow full-size Tapoo (edition of 50) decked out in the traditional red + green with some gold accents in a design that partially reveals the clear spaceship.  She also is dropping the Reindeer in Snowfield Mini Tapoo (edition of 50) which is only the second mini and follows the Milk Magazine exclusive mini which dropped about a week ago.  Both of these will be available at the IDEE Productions booth [I01] — Let it Snow on Friday and Reindeer in Snowfield on Saturday.  Happy hunting.

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QUICSS — MNLKLR BabyTEQ63 (12.15)

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QUICCS will unleash his new Manila Killa BabyTEQ63 custom 3” Dunnys at the ToyArt Ph event at  Secret Fresh in Manila on Saturday (12.15) at 10:30 AM  for $80 each.  These are hand-painted customs of the artist’s production 3” DTA Dunnys from Kidrobot.  Each features a design based on the Philippines Flag — on both the Dunny and his robot dog companion.  These also feature dope, custom-printed boxes which tie the ‘63’ back to the Philippines’ telephone country code.  MNLKLR will be sold first come, first serve.  Thirty pieces will be available at the event — no online sales for this wave.  The final wave (April-May 2019) will bump the final edition size to 100 and will be available online.

ToyArt Ph runs Saturday – Sunday (12.16) at Secret Fresh and will also feature the OG Shinigmai and Foxy in Kawaii collab editions from WetworksUmetoys will also represent with Geekwok (10 pieces).

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Dec 09, 2018

Teresa Chiba x adFunture — KD Harigon Debuts at Toy Soul

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First seen in prototype form at Shanghai Toy Show in September, Teresa Chiba’s collabo figure with adFunture is set for its official Toy Soul debut. KD Harigon is Chiba’s interpretation /take on adFunture’s  Kayden mascot—blending elements of the latter (3 eyes) with her signature Inu Harigon figure. The KD Harigon soft vinyl will debut in a painted edition (above) at the Milk Cargo booth [G14].

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Law Sun-Yeung x adFunture — Space Woody Debut at Toy Soul

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adFunture  will debut the brand-new Space Woody figure from Law Sun-Yeung at Toy Soul.  The space explorer with three-eyes—a nod to adFunture’s Kayden mascot—suggests that even couch potatoes are destined for the stars. In terms of toys, Law Sun-Yeung is best known for his recent Tomu Boy—a carnivorous, kaiju mushroom.  Space Woody will be available from the Milk Cargo booth [G14], complete with clear helmet.

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Dec 08, 2018

Kurobokan — Christmas Sleepwalker Offspring (Nimbus) at Toy Soul

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Kurobokan has announced the debut of Christmas Sleepwalker Offspring (Nimbus) by Paulus Hyu at their Toy Soul booth [I15]. Cast in light green vinyl with yellow eyes and a fur-like scarf, the new toy  bears a strong resemblance to everyone’s favorite Christmas anti-hero. Fun, without going over-the-top.

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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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