Dec 03, 2013
Junichi Tsuneoka Celebrates One Year of CHIBIPOCKET!
Toy Art Gallery x Tim Clarke –- Totims Debut Edition (12.4)
Toy Art Gallery has collaborated with talented creator Tim Clarke to bring his Totims concept to life as a stackable sofubi set. Totims stands 12” tall (3” diameter) and features four separate two-faced (front/rear) pieces that stack together -– a top character, two interchangeable middle characters that make up the middle of the stack and a stalwart bottom character. The set also comes with an alternate top character/’cap’ which among other things can be used to make two towers rather than one.
While he may not yet be well-known in the art community, Tim has created engaging characters over a thirty year career including designing and building puppets for the Jim Henson Company and Sesame street as well as dreaming up toys for numerous companies including Hasbro and Mattel. The first edition of his Totims sofubi stack in bright pink drops on Wednesday (12.4) at 12 PM PST from shop.toyartgallery.com for $95.
‘For millions of years the TOTIMS have lived around us in virtual obscurity. Many thought that they were idols of a long lost primitive society depicted in stone. Little did we know that they are living, breathing creatures and they are tired of living in the shadows. Beware the rise of the TOTIMS! The Totims are made up of a highly classified society, with Kings, Generals, soldiers, and underlings. Many have said that those who possess TOTIMS derive certain powers to change the world around them. All we know is those that do have an uncanny power over those who don’t.’
Kuso x Rotobox – Minicel 5Star Cubs Battle Damage and Minicel Gold Lab (12.6)
Kuso Vinyl and Rotobox’s Minicel is red hot. The original blind-box series featuring cuter, scaled-down versions of Fahrenheit/Celsius sold out through retailers quickly. Now, Kuso is about to drop not one but two new super-limited Minicels –- the smallest runs yet. There’s the Gold Label Minicel featuring a hard-edged gold + black design and the 5Star Cubs Battle Damage Edition which is a prelude of sorts to the Voltron homage OG 5Star Cubs edition coming in 2014. Both the Gold Label and the 5Star Cubs Battle Damage editions are limited to just 40 pieces and will be available for $19.95 each from Kusovinyl.com on Friday (12.6) @ Noon PST. These would make a great addition to a growing Minicel collection and also come just in time for some last minute holiday shopping.
Super Suck-Up 2 Custom Editions Available from Suckadelic
Did you miss out on the Super Suck-up 2 artist custom Sucklord figures at DesignerCon? If so, you’re in luck. The artist editions are now available online directly from the Sucklord himself at suckadelic.com. For reference, here’s the rundown of this year’s figures:
Bob Conge/Plaseebo - edition of 28 * Healeymade - edition of 30 * Grody Shogun - edition of 50 * J*Ryu - edition of 50 * Jesse Hernandez – edition of 50 * Leecifer - edition of 30 * Michelle Valigura - edition of 29 * Mike Egan - edition of 30 * Sket One – edition of 50 * TOUMA – edition of 50 * UAMOU – edition of 50 * Woes Martin – edition of 50 * Scott Wilkowski – edition of 50 * Sucklord - edition of 35. The Sucklord edition is available for $35/pcwhile the other artist editions are $100/pc.
Power Rangers ‘20 Rangers for 20 Years’ at Toy Art Gallery (12.7)
Toy Art Gallery will host the weekend-long 20 Rangers for 20 Years: Power Rangers 20th anniversary art exhibition with an opening reception Saturday evening (12.7). To celebrate two decades of fighting evil while fascinating kids and teens, Toy Art Gallery and event organizer Sweet Streets asked twenty artists to customize and reinterpret 31” Power Rangers statues. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of the custom Rangers will benefit the Boys and Girls club. The exhibition will also include a Pop-up shop featuring a new Mishka Power Rangers T-shirt capsule collection by artists Daniel Dussualt and L’Amour Supreme plus product from other Power Ranger partners including The Loyal Subjects and Acme Archives.
The artist roster for 20 Ranger for 20 Years includes 64colors, Ardabus Rubber, Bei Badgirl, Chloe Norgaard, Cope2, CRASH, Frank Kozik, Indie184, Jim Mahfood, Josh Mayhem, J*ryu, KaNO, Kerry Horvath, Lamour Supreme, Malcolm Stuart, Martin Hsu, Martin Ontiveros, Mathew Curran, Meggs, Mikie Graham, Mike Smith, Nicolette Davenport, Olek, Pretty In Plastic, Robert Castro, Scott Tolleson, Shojono Tomo, Superdeux, TADO, and Simone Legno of Tokidoki. Hit the jump for a preview of work-in-progress and completed Power Rangers and don’t forget the show will be up this Saturday and Sunday only.
20 Rangers for 20 Years
Opening: Saturday December 7th 2013 (7-10 PM)
Toy Art Gallery
7571 Melrose Ave.
Hollywood, CA 90046
Dec 02, 2013
Andrew Bell x Ferg 5” Misfortune Cat
When Andrew Bell created his striking black, red, and gold custom Misfortune Cat back in 2010 for show at Munky King, collectors quickly started asking about a production piece. Fast forward to 2013 and Playge has just announced that retailers are now taking pre-orders for a 5” production version of Andrew’s eastern-themed design. As with the custom, the new figure features the small skull rather than the standard stone tablet.
The Andrew Bell Misfortune Cat is available for pre-order now ($54.95) from myplasticheart, dekorner, rotofugi and other select retailers. Playge expects the figures to ship in late December. In our opinion, this is a must have figure for anyone that collects Andrew Bell or the Misfortune Cats – but then again, you probably already knew that.
Rivet Gallery Presents: Jeff Lamm in “Giant Monsters Total Combat!” (12.07)
Jeff Lamm will be making his way to Rivet Gallery on Saturday, December 7th for his very own solo show, “Giant Monsters Total Combat!”. You can expect much of his awesome artwork and a special exclusive “Greasebat and Friends Gummy Playset” to release as well! The doors open at 7PM, with the show running to the 31st if you cannot attend the opening!
1200 N. High St.
Columbus, OH 43201
Jesse Hernandez – Cyber Monday 20% Off Sale!
Just for Cyber Monday, Jesse Hernandez will have everything in his Online Store on sale for 20% off! That’s right folks! That includes his Death Serpent Figures, Jaguar Knights, Mecha Aztecas, prints, and original art pieces for 20% off!! All you have to do is enter the code “Booyah” to receive your discount! Get on it stat, because this sale ends tonight at 11:59PM PST.
October Toys -- Cyber Monday Releases (12,2)
By the time you read this, October Toys will have unleashed their Cyber Monday drops (12.2). First up is their exclusive GID OMFG! Series 2 ($10) set featuring Puke Knight by Jared DeCosta, Shirtle by Kenjitron, Cry-borg by Andrew Scribner, Cuddlehard by turboPISTOLA, Grimm Gourd concept by Greg Merreighn & Charles Marsh.
In addition to the OMFG! action, October Toys will release three exclusive 2-pack pvc sets from the Walking Dead comic in solid blue, each featuring one key character (Rick, Carl, & Negan) plus a walker ($15). Or if you like, you can score all three sets for a great price -- $33. Finally, all Cyber Monday orders will include a bonus October Toys figure in gray or purple.
Dec 01, 2013
Rotofugi x 64Colors -- Forest Yeti Mini Marshall (12.6)
After a brief tease last week, Rotofugi has officially announced their upcoming Forest Yeti Mini Marshall by 64colors. The fourth release in the Abominable Marshall series, Forest Yeti will drop on Friday (12.6) for a very reasonable $7.95 each.
Kidrobot -- Cyber Monday Sale (12.2)
KR is having a Cyber Monday sale with decreasing discounts throughout the day. If you act now (until 8 am PST) you can score an impressive 60% off nearly all of Kidrobot's online stock. See flier for more info.
Kuso Vinyl & Kuso Pop -- Cyber Monday Sale (12.2)
Nov 29, 2013
BlackBook Toy x David Flores x Hellfire Canyon Club – Deathshead Print (12.1)
BlackBook Toy is about to release their exclusive Deathshead Print from David Flores and the Hellfire Canyon Club. Limited to 50 s/n pieces, the print features David’s popular hybrid character in a cool blue palette. The print (~ 18” x 11.8”) drops on Monday December 1st @ 7PM PST exclusively from BlackBook Toy for 9975 yen (~ $100 USD). BBT can also frame the print with a black mat and black frame for an additional ~$73. For USA orders, be sure to scroll down on the item page until you find the paypal purchase links. If you are collecting the Deathshead figures, this print is a no-brainer.
Gnosis x Toys Are Sanity – ‘The Old Ones’ Unpainted Sets
Lulubell is offering the first and last chance to pick up unpainted editions of The Old Ones sofubi figs from Gnosis and Toys and Are Sanity. Each set includes seven different figures (3-4”), Khonsu, Gran Venus, Eros, Kameloa, Thunder Dog, Cave Brute & Georilla, in a blind assortment featuring seven solid colors. A homage to patchi style kaiju, five of the sets will feature a ‘Golden Ticket’ good for cool prizes direct from Gnosis. These sets will be made to order (4-8 weeks for delivery). Pre-order your set for $130 at Lulubell.
Clutter – Black Friday Sale (11.29 – 12.1)
And the sales keeping coming… Clutter’s Black Friday Sale (11.29 – 12.1) will feature discounts between 10% and 50% off everything in their online inventory. Plus to reduce the hit to your wallet, they are also offering free domestic shipping for orders totaling $100 or more. There’s alot to choose from including Ron English’s new Fall Sheep minis, choice Clutter exclusives including the Furry Cup from Lunartik, the Pink Groper from Triplikid, the Clutter Calverita from The Beast Brothers, and prints including a great selection from Jeff Lamm. Check out the full selection while you can save a bundle.
Galactic Jerkbag V3 Exclusive by Sucklord (12.1)
Over a year in the planning and making, the insane ‘sucky’ collectors over at Galactic Jerkbags with drop their new exclusive Galactic Jerkbag V3 Fanclub edition by none other than the Sucklord. Cast in neon ‘piss’ yellow with gold accents on the eyes and claws, this one is limited to 20 pieces and will be released only from the Galactic Jerkbags online shop for $100 (+s/h) on Sunday, December 1st @ 6 PM PST.
myplasticheart – Santa Dumpling + Black Friday Sale (Thru 12.1)
myplasticheart is your spot this holiday weekend for a brand-new Shawnimals vinyl dumpling + holiday savings to fill-in your collection. First up is the just released Santa Pocket Pork Dumpling from Shawnimals, produced by myplasticheart + Squibbles Ink. Limited to 120 pieces, this ‘lil guy is sure to bring jolly good times to you and yours ($11.99).
And as is their tradition, MPH is offering a special holiday sale (thru 12.1) on toys you might have missed the first time through including the Too Fly Bodega, the oh-so-cool A-Type figures, the Hedonism bot, lots of tokidoki, several DIY figures including micro munnys, the marvel mini munnys, and plenty more. Definitely check out the special section on the mph site, you’re bound to find something that you never got around to buying – at a nice price as well.
Lunartik – Fros’Tea Custom Special Brew (12.01)
Lunartik works his Holiday magic on a special Christmas brew! Take a gander at the “Fros’Tea” edition mini-tea. Each figure stands 2.5” tall and come signed and numbered of 100 pieces. Each figure comes with a custom carrot nose and a Christmas card. These will be available this Sunday, December 1st at 4PM GMT for $50. Follow the purchase link HERE.
LouLou & Tummie – Dr. Iso Wooden Toy
Rotobox x Kuso Vinyl – Gold Label Minicel (12.06)
Nov 28, 2013
Rotofugi x 64Colors – Forest Yeti Marshall
Super7 – Firestarter Leroy C. & Frozen Phantom Monoghost (12.5)
Super7 is gearing up for a double drop on Thursday (12.5). First up is the Frozen Phantom Monoghost featuring a mix of dark blue and GID vinyl ($60). The second drop is the Firestarter Leroy C. from Invisible Creature cast in translucent orange vinyl ($30). Hot or cold or both, your choice – both drop on 12.5 from super7store.com.
Metacrypt x Blobpus – Shub Zeroth + Kajin Dokugan Preorder
Back in July, Metacrypt debuted their long-awaited Shub Zeroth figure at SDCC. In addition to the two release editions, they also brought along a beautiful hand-painted Blobpus version. At the time it was pretty clear that an edition would come, but when ? The answer is now. The special Blobpus Shub Zeroth with a red Kaijin Dokugan set is available for pre-order for 14,800 yen (~ $148). This edition is basically a timed-edition, all orders received by the deadline of December 1st @ 7 AM PDT will be honored and made. For details on how to order outside Japan, please check out the Blobpus blog. If you’ve been thinking about grabbing a Shub Zeroth – Blobpus’s paint is amazing.
Nov 27, 2013
Shawnimals – Fuzzy Friday: 3xReleases + Savings (11.29 – 12.1)
Instead of just going with the standard Black Friday discounts, Shawnimals opted to focus on creativity and fun with his own take on the shopping holiday -- ‘Fuzzy Friday’. Instead of just discounting existing stock, Shawnimals is releasing three new toys – a Holiday Edition Ninjatown 10-Doh with digital print (25 s/n pieces, $20 each), the humorously upscale Coachstachio plush (25 pcs, $50), and a signed-edition of the jolly hand-painted Santa Dumpling vinyl (30 pcs, $18) which will also be available from mph in a regular, non-signed edition.
While Fuzzy Friday brings plenty of new toys, Shawnimals has created several lucrative coupon codes for special savings – with a twist. There are four codes with increasing savings (20%, 30%, 40%, and 50%). The novel bit here is that while the 20% code is unlimited use, the other three are extremely limited and will be honored on a first-come, first-served basis.
- 20% off - unlimited, all weekend - FUZZITUP20
- 30% off - 15 codes, Friday only - FUZZDAY30
- 40% off - 10 codes, Friday only - BIGGIE40
- 50% off - ??? - ??? (will reveal Friday morning!)