Feb 07, 2019

HX Studio x QUICCS x Martian Toys -- HX-TEQ (2.8)


Martian Toys will release its HX-TEQ from HX Studio and QUICCS on Friday (2.8) at 9 AM PST from their webshop.   First released in extremely limited preview quantities at the HX Studio/QUICCS show at Clutter Gallery last month, this special edition features HX's weathered/distressed style on the very popular TEQ63 from QUICCS.  The all-over print style deco with the artist's logo is a nice touch.


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Gumtaro x One up -- Chikuwan Milk Chocolate Overseas Lottery


One up is offering Gumtaro's popular Chikuwan alien explorer sofubi in a new Milk Chocolate edition for overseas collectors (outside of Japan) for ¥3500 (~$32)  via email lottery until Sunday (2.10) at 7 PM PST.  To enter for a chance to purchase, drop an email to [email protected] with a subject of [Chikuwan milk chocolate color Sale Lottery ] and include your Full Name, Country, Address, Phone Number and Your Instagram Name.  The Milk Chocolate edition will also be available at WonderFestival Winter (2.10) in booth 4-03-04.

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Kidrobot — Hello Kitty by Quicss (2.8)


Kidrobot will release the Hello Kitty by Quiccs figure on Friday (2.8), the latest addition to their capsule collection with Sanrio. Quiccs brings his streetwise BulletPunk style to the iconic character with the familiar hoodie design and subtle mecha-style rendering.  The sculpted bow, eyes, nose, chains, and pacifier give the figure a presence as a character in the world -- a vast improvement over a 3D object with flat 2D details. 

The Hello Kitty by Quiccs vinyl art toy (8") will be released on Friday in a standard edition available at select retailers including myplasticheart for $50.  Kidrobot will also release the standard edition and  their Exclusive Pink+Black edition on Friday at 9 AM PST from Kidrobot.com.


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JPX x Coarse — Halu You and Me Edition (2.12)


JPX is set to release their Halu You and Me Edition created in collaboration with Coarse.  Featuring a pink + white design, the donut eating lizard arrives just in time for Valentine's Day for those able to pick it up in Thailand.  A follow-up to JPX's Kwaii You and Me (2015), the Valentine's-themed Halu (3.5", 600 pcs, 950 baht/~$30) will be released on Tuesday (2.12) at 10 AM at the J.P. Toys Gallery in Bangkok.  Online orders will be offered via a form posted to the JPX Facebook, presumably around the time of the drop in Thailand.


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I Am Retro - Rising Sun Exclusive TEQ63 by QUICCS x Martian Toys (2.8)


I Am Retro is back with another stylish TEQ63 exclusive from QUICCS and Martian Toys.  The brand-new Rising Sun edition follows their sold out 16-bit fueled Super Retro Edition.  The new drop features a clean, streamlined designed in white, red + black. The red sun rays on the back of the hoodie symbolize the rising sun. 

Limited to 100 pieces, the Rising Sun Exclusive TEQ63 will be available exclusively from I Am Retro on Friday (2.8) at 9 PM PST for $75 each.


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Feb 06, 2019

myplasticheart Lottery Release : Lucky Zimomo and Burning Zimomo from Kasing Lung


Collecting Kasing Lung's very popular figures from outside of Asia can be  quite difficult unless you make trips to the larger conventions and release events in Hong Kong, Taiwan, Thailand and more.  So, we're happy to report that myplasticheart is offering both Lucky Zimomo and Burning Zimomo via lottery. 

The Lucky Zimomo is based on the traditional lucky cat white,red and yellow design. From traditional to special FX, the Burning Zimomo features translucent amber vinyl with dark spray and tinsel inside to simulate the little guy being on fire.

Both of the Kasing Lung soft vinyl figures are available via Lottery -- $129.99 for Lucky Zimomo and $139.99 for Burning Zimomo.  Each requires a separate entry but shares much of the entry process.  Drop an email to [email protected]  with the subject of either 'Burning Zimomo Lottery' or 'Lucky Zimomo Lottery' (depending on what you'd like to buy) and be sure to include your full name, shipping address and your myplasticheart account email [if you have one]. The lottery closes on Friday, February 8th at 2 PM PST. Winners will be notified to arrange payment on Saturday (2.9).   If you'd like to enter both lotteries, you'll need to send a separate email for each with the appropriate subject lines. Good luck!


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Wonderland Cat Bust Trio by Amanda Visell


Amanda Visell  has just released a special Wonderland Cat Bust Trio.  While the previous releases featured three fairly similar resin cats, this clever new version recreates the magic of the timeless story with cat versions of Alice, Rabbit and of course, Cheshire. The charming Wonderland edition delivers the signature AV magic with the three character cat busts (10", 7", & 4.5").

Limited to ten sets, the Wonderland Cat Bust Trio is available now for $350 directly from Switcheroo.  These are scheduled to ship in 2-3 weeks.


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Whereschappell — Mickey McFly Pre-Order (2.24)


Whereschappell has announced that he will be releasing the Mickey McFly resins for pre-order on Sunday (2.24) at 12 PM PST from the crackedhatchet web shop. The price has not yet been announced. With the dual pop culture threads and the fun hoverboard/snowboard (Robb Crafer/Albion FX) action, this one is likely to be in high demand.  Definitely time to break out the calendar and alarm.


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Superplastic x Pete Fowler -- Ovnik SuperJanky Maui Edition


Shipwrecked alien turned wicked drummer for Max Cas$h?  Yep, that would be Ovnik, the latest SuperJanky (8") from Pete Fowler's fantastic imagination and flashy palette. Ovnik has adapted nicely to party island life, rockin' the purple and blue threads plus animal-print style kicks.

Limited to 333 pieces, the Ovnik Superjanky Maui Edition will be available  from Superplastic for $75 and will ship out in March. Having just showed up in the Superplastic system, we expect this one to drop shortly.


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Umi Toys Hawaii x Jerome Lu -- CNY Blindbag Sofubi


After an initial quick sell-out yesterday, Umi Toys Hawaii has announced they have more Chinese New Year edition blindbag sofubi figures from Jerome Lu.   There are four monkey designs in red + gold for a total of eight different figures. They are however  running low on the red envelopes + laser-etched wooden coins that came with the initial drop yesterday.  If supplies do run out, they will add in another bonus item instead.  The CNY Sofubi Minis are available now for $15 direct from Umi Toys Hawaii.


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Feb 05, 2019

Josh Mayhem Is Cooking Up Blown Away Valentine's Bao


What's pink, purple, windswept and the epitome of cute?  The upcoming Blown Away Valentine's Day Bao (our best guess at a name).  As shown in this WIP pic from Pobber, Josh Mayhem is working on brining his signature style to a custom run of Scott Tolleson's Bao vinyl.  We're looking forward to seeing a full reveal of the finished pieces. No release info yet other than 'soon'—figured a little heads up might help with 'toy financing'.

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Seymour x ChokeHazrd — One-Off Warheads Lottery


New Zealand-based artist Peter Kelk (Seymour) has created three striking one-off customs of Chokehazrd's Warhead sofubi.  Starting with a stylized stripes + lines design that compliments the wild rocket toy, he has created three different visions which fuse a few key colors into a seamless, shimmering existence in purple, yellow, or blue hues.

Given the super-limited numbers, Kelk is  releasing his custom Warheads via lottery for $350 each.  To enter, fill out the lottery form on his site before the lottery closes at 6PM PST on Thursday (2.7). These are offered blind bag and include a stamped 'dog tag'. While you may ask for particular color, there's no guarantee you will received.


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Superplastic -- My#Janky IG Contest


As part of their epic Janky Kickstarter campaign last year, Superplastic asked collectors, fans, budding artists and more to design their own Janky and post it to Instagram as a fun, interactive Stretch Goal.  Now Superplastic is seeking to rev up everyone's creative juices in 2019 with a fun My #Janky IG contest with the winner receiving an 8" SuperJanky blank that as far as we know is not available for sale.

How do you enter? In a nutshell, design your own Janky using the official template and post it to IG. Ok, so it's just a bit more detailed (only just).  Check out the official entry instructions for all the info. UK artist Czee13 has dreamt up his very own #Janky, can you top it?  It's not yet clear how the winner will be chosen -- random or 'best' entry or ?

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Love it or Hate it , Kyle Kirwan has a Valentine's Day Bloom For You


Most Valentine's Day releases assume you're down with the holiday and all it entails.  Refreshingly Kyle Kirwan is going equal opportunity with his Valentines' drops with two Baby Blooms inspired by the classic candy hearts with printed messages: Love Stinks and Bite Me.  Love Stinks features a bloom with a mini clothes pin over his nose and a broken heart accessory, while Bite Me brings the slightly naughty with red and blue hearts.

The 3" handmade and hand-painted Valentine's Baby blooms are available for $20 each from the artist's web shop.

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Feb 04, 2019

BlackBook Toy x Mishka x Lamour Supreme — Debut Blue Kong + Warhead (2.6)


BlackBook Toy is set to unleash the newest evolution of their long running collaboration with Mishka and Lamour Supreme: Kong.  Kong features a brand-new raging gorilla head attached to The Beast body. Designed by Lamour Supreme and sculpted by Kenth Toy Works, the Kong head sculpt features a forked tongue and Keep Watch-style emerging eye on the back.

BBT will debut Kong in an unpainted light blue edition at WonderFestival Winter (2.10) in Japan (N-Plan Booth: 7-21-04). In a bit of a reverse order drop, they are offering Kong to overseas collectors before the WF debut in Japan. And… they are throwing in a free, bonus Hologram Warhead.  Quite the deal since the OG painted Warhead sold for $49 each.

To celebrate the age of Kong, BBT is releasing the Blue Kong with free Hologram Warhead (clear blue) for ¥17,000 (~$155) via email lottery for collectors outside of Japan  starting on Wednesday (2.6) at 7 AM and ending on Friday (2.8) at 6:59 AM.

To enter drop a line to [email protected] with the tile of "BL Kong Lottery entry' and be sure to include your name, full shipping address, telephone number and  also mention you want the Blue Kong + Warhead.  Full lottery info is available from BBT.

Finally, wondering about the Mini Kong and Mini Beast finger puppets (pic after the jump)? These will be available at WonderFest and are larger than the typical finger puppet toys (3.5", ¥1300/~$12).


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Teresa Chiba x adFunture — KD-Harigon MILK Edition


First released at Toy Soul in Hong Kong back in December, the KD-Harigon Milk edition from Teresa Chiba and adFunture  celebrates the legendary HK magazine with a white, gold, and clear vinyl design.  This blend of Chiba's signature character and Keios' three-eyed Kayden mascot is quite striking in person—refined and sophisticated.

The KD-Harigon MILK edition soft vinyl (3.5") is available now directly from adFunture for $75.


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Big Boys Toys — SC Braver Chinese New Year Edition Lottery


Big Boys Toys is celebrating the Lunar New Year which began on Tuesday with the SC Braver Chinese New Year Edition vinyl.  Featuring the traditional red and gold colors, this edition of their new Mecha meets Lion Dance figure stands almost 6" tall and features a striking 11 points of articulation.

Big Boy Toys is currently offering the SC Braver CNY edition via email lottery ending at 7:59AM PST on Sunday (2.1) for $89 each.  To enter drop an email to [email protected]bigboystoys.com.hk with a subject of "SC Braver CNY version Lottery sale" and be sure to include Your Name, IG/FB Name, your country, Shipping Address, Phone Number and  Paypal email address.


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Gary Baseman x 3DRetro -- Exclusive Wildgirl Veronica + ChouChou (2.5)


Gary Baseman has a sweet treat for collectors and their loved ones.  His Exclusive Wildgirl Veronica Red vinyl set (3DRetro) features a red-headed Veronica in pink skirt, hand-in-hand with a cute red Chou Chou.  The set also includes a playful bonus print.

A sweet Valentine's Day gift, the Exclusive Wildgirl Veronica Red + print set will be released on Tuesday (2.5) at 10 AM PST from the artist's web store.


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Nathan Jurevicius -- New Glass Owls in Pink


Nathan Jurevicius  will soon be releasing a  new glass owl sculpture (edition of 30)  in a lovely pink edition.  While details are short at this point, these were crafted in Målerås, Sweden which is also where the Ikea Art Event 2018 glass collectibles were made.   This appears to be a different sculpt from his  Ikea Sutemos piece.  For the latest, be sure to follow Nathan on Instagram.


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Sideshow's 'Unruly' Art Toys Teases New Mictlan from Jesse Hernandez


Unruly Industries is an exciting new Art Toy-focused brand from none other than  Sideshow Collectibles.  Look for original and pop culture licensed vinyl art toys from a talented lineup including Jesse Hernandez, Tracy Tubera, Joe Pulido, Psuedo5 and T Wei.   To start off 2019, Unruly has just teased the return of the Jesse Hernandez's fan-favorite Mictlan in what looks to be a brand-new color scheme.


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Tenacious Toys Exclusive Siamese Kittypillar by Casey Weldon x 3A


 Tenacious Toys has announced their Exclusive Siamese Kittypillar by Casey Weldon and 3A.   The new version of Weldon's quirky, fun figure mimics the appearance of the Siamese cat with the 'pillar transmogrification.

Limited to 100 pieces, the 8" Siamese Kittypillar vinyl is available for pre-order now from Tenacous Toys for $90.  En route from China, these should ship out to customers in March.

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Whereschappel -- Mickey McFly Set to Drop In


A little than two weeks ago, Whereschappel dropped his take on Mickey in ninja fashion with a simple IG announcement without the fanfare of a set release date. To no one's surprise, the 12 piece edition insta-vanished. 

Now, he's just posted a pic of his new Mickey McFly, an awesome 2x pop culture special with a wintery twist.  When? 'Coming Soon'.  Time to stay glued to his IG page?  Just might be.

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Feb 02, 2019

Instinctoy February Lottery with Tokyo Comic-Con Releases and More


Instinctoy has just opened it's February Lottery featuring 6 production releases and three one-off customs. This is the first and likely only opportunity for collectors to purchase these toys at retail, many of which were originally released back in December at Tokyo Comic Con.

The following toys are available via the lottery which ends on February 13th at 6:59 AM PST : Giant Maguro Senpai Red Snapper by Mame Moyashi (~10", ¥16500/~$150), Mini Erosion Molly Christmas Edition by Kenny Wong (~3.8", ¥5000/~$46), Byron Pastel Rainbow GID Flocked (~4", ¥10,800/~$99) by Shoko Nakazawa, Kasing Zimomo 'Ka' Instinctoy Exclusive (~7.5", ¥12,800/~$117) by Kasing Lung, The Poisonous Scoprion Kaiju  in both the  Antares  (~7.4", ¥32,400/~$2960 and Green Blank (~7.4", ¥17,800/~$163) editions by Jubi Yang.

Instinctoy is also offering three Blow Away customs by Josh Mayhem: Vincent (¥200,000/~$1825), Halloween Inc (¥100,000 /~$912), and Crystal Storm (¥100,000/~$912).

Instinctoy is running the lottery through their online stores: Instinctoy.net (Outside of Japan) and Instinctoy.com.  To enter add each time that you'd like to purchase to your cart. No payment will be required at checkout, and will only be required if you are selected as a winner. The lottery closes on  February 13th at 6:59 AM PST.

For a full description and additional pictures of each item head on over to Instinctoy's detailed lottery info.

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CNY Sibatu Red by Kong Andri (2.4)


To celebrate the Chinese New Year, Kong Andri will release his Sibatu unpainted red edition. The prehistoric hunter soft vinyl offers a distinct vibe without a hint of trend-following.   Limited to 12 pieces, this fierce Sibatu will be available on Monday (2.4) at 5 AM PST from his web shop.

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Scribe x Silent Stage — 'Not An Aphrodisiac' Valentines Day Exclusive Editions (2.11)

imageWith a tongue-in-cheek, reverse twist, Scribe and Silent Stage will release two Valentine's Day Exclusives of the new  'Not An Aphrodisiac' resin bust.  Following the debut Black + Gold DCon Edition, these new  Black + Neon Pink and Neon Pink + Yellow Valentines editions celebrate Rumpus, Rhino preservation, and art as the sweetest of treats.

Limited to 25 pieces each, the 'Not An Aphrodisiac' Valentines Editions will be released on Monday, February 11th 2019 at 10 AM PST from Silent Stage's web shop for $150 each.

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