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Jul 09, 2019

Bill McMullen x Munky King — SDCC Exclusive Superstar Destroyer Black Edition


It's been about two months since Munky King released the long-awaited Superstar Destroyer by Bill McMullen in the OG colorway.  His take on the Imperial Destroyer slots in nicely with McMullen's classic AD-AT figure (Span of Sunset), both of which are inspired by the classic Adidas Shelltoe.   Interestingly, McMullen created the Superstar Destroyer design before the AD-AT design.

How best to follow the OG drop?  Black, of course.  The Black Edition features a black hull with white stripes, essentially an inverse of the original design.  Limited to 100 pieces, the SDCC Exclusive Superstar Destroyer Black Edition will be available at Munky King's booth [#2649]. There is no word on pricing yet.

Munky King will release their SDCC Exclusive Superstar Destroyer in Black by Bill McMullen at their booth [#2649] for $180. The Black edition is essentially the inverse design of the OG white edition. 

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Buff Monster x Clutter Gallery — I'll Melt With You(7.13)


Clutter Gallery will present the opening of I'll Melt With You on Saturday (7.13) in Beacon, New York.  The group show will showcase artist customs of 5" resin figures of Buff Monster's signature character, Mister Melty.  Curated by Buff Monster and Clutter, the artist lineup includes Buff Monster, Battle Damage Dave, Fluke, Jim McKenzie, Katie GambKyle Kirwan, MP Gautheron, Oliver Hibert, Arbito, Bwana SpoonsL’Amour SupremeRampage Toys, Mus Musculus, Czee13, Sad Salesman, Klav9Riiisa Boogie, Mr. Mars, Cherry Moth Cake and more.  Be sure to check out the photo gallery for several previews.

Buff Monster will be at the opening, so drop by, checkout the custom Mister Melty figures, chat with Buff about the character's meaning, and enjoy a special ice cream treat from Zora Dora's created for the event.

Buff Monster || I'll Melt With You
Opening: Saturday, July 13th 2019

163 Main Street
Beacon, NY 12508


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T. Wei x Unruly Industries — Smelter Skelter (7.16)


New Zealand-based artist T. Wei has teamed up once again with Unruly Industries on his new Smelter Skelter art toy.  Based on this one preview image, the new figure seems to be a creepy, stylish take on old-school wind-up robots.  It's also a clever spin on the popular dissected or anatomical style with the robot's exterior melting away along the diagonal to reveal the skeletal demon inside.  The new figure is scheduled for a pre-release on Tuesday (7.16) between Noon and 3 PM PDT.

Smelter Skelter features the artist's familiar unfolding cube style seen in much of his original artwork and shares the skeleton link to Gone Fishin'—also by Unruly— which is available for pre-order now ($125) and slated for an August arrival.

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Jesse Hernandez x Unruly Industries — Iron Man and Wolverine Busts


Unruly Industries has revealed the upcoming Iron Man and Wolverine bust art toys from Jesse Hernandez.  In creating each of the pieces, Jesse has re-interpreted the iconic super heroes through his signature aesthetic which is heavily influenced by Aztec imagery and symbolism.  The Wolverine design is impressive as a nearly complete translation to Jesse's style, especially in terms of the mask design and detail.  Both busts will be shown at Sideshow's SDCC booth [#1929] and will be available for pre-order on Tuesday (7.16) between Noon and 3 PM PDT.


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Thomas Han — Karma Dunny Baseball Print + Sludgy Unicorn Custom


After a long hiatus, artist Thomas Han is once again creating art and toys.  He's currently offering pre-orders for his Karma Dunny Baseball print which continues his tradition of releasing baseball-card size prints to accompany each of his Dunny releases. As with his other baseball prints, the new print will arrive in a 4-screw, recessed clear baseball card holder. Limited to 20 pieces with 10 APs, the print is available now for $45 by DMing the artist on IG--be sure to follow him first.

The new release is a perfect companion for his Karma Dunny from the Dunny Series 4 (2007) by Kidrobot.    If you don't have the Karma Dunny, check out the secondary market including eBay.

In addition to the print, Thomas is working with Tenacious Toys to offer hand-painted customs. First up is the Sludgy Unicorn, a custom of the Ugly Unicorn sofubi from Rampage Toys. It's available for $125 from Tenacious Toys.


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Flat Bonnie Has a Trio of SDCC Releases


For San Diego Comic Con, Flat Bonnie has created three pop-rific plush releases available at the DKE and Giant Robot booths.  Chewbactus is a fun merging  of the brand's cactus character with the most famous Wookie of all. This large format (11") figure is a deluxe vinyl pleasure release featuring plenty of galactic detail including hand-sewn bandolier and metal spikes. It comes with a s/n hang tag and adoption certificate.  Limited to just 20 pieces, Chewbactus will be available exclusively from the DKE booth [#2643] for $100.

Flat Bonnie will also have two releases at the Giant Robot booth [#1729]: Captain Meowvel ($20) and the Mini Jackalope Plush blind bag series ($20).  Captain Meowvel ($20)features Caughtington the Hairball in cosplay as the marvelous cosmic heroine. Meowvel is 4" tall and 5" wide and features vinyl pleather, fleece and faux fur. She is signed/numbered and comes with an adoption certificate. Speaking of cosplay, the Mini Jackalope Plush blind bag series features the cute furry ones dressed up as their favorite inhabitants of Endor. Each fabric bag contains one of four colors: Brown, Grey, Tan and a mystery color.  Each Mini Jackalope stands 4.75" tall and is handmade with vinyl pleather and fleece.

For those that can't attend SDCC, Flat Bonnie is offering pre-orders for both of the Giant Robot releases from her online store. Beyond the super cute designs, Flat Bonnie's plush toys also help make the world a safer place for our furry friends. As devoted animal lovers, the brand donates a portion of all proceeds to bunny/animal rescue organizations.


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Andrew Bell Debuts 'Kisses of Death' Line at SDCC


First Kit Kats and now chocolate Kisses.  Andrew Bell continues his series  of 'dangerous' chocolate remakes with the new Kisses of Death line from O-No Food Company. A follow-up to his Kill Kat figures, the new vinyl toy treats will come in two sizes: a bag of three 2" Kisses and a 4" Skull Kiss. The bag of the 2" Kisses of Death features three different sculpts capturing the voracious beasts in different stages of a kill. The 4" Skull Kiss features a partially melted body that reveals the evil skull that lies within. As you would expect from an O-No Food release, both feature clever packaging. The smaller 2" trio comes individually foil-wrapped in a nicely branded bag, while the larger Skull Kiss comes nestled in partially opened foil wrap inside a swanky window box.

Kisses of Death will debut at SDCC with the Mostly Evil editions of the bag of three 2" Kisses ($30) and the 4" Skull Kiss ($30) from the Dumbrella booth [#1335].


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