And while I have been (only just recently) a "fan" of LEGO characters (thanks to bootlegs, sorry to admit), I've never really been a fan of the vehicles or houses (except for my excitement for The Simpsons' House), but this new upcoming Sandcrawler™ has my attention!
Made up of 3,296 Pieces with a SRP of US$299.99, I am intrigued to see the inside of the vehicle, last seen in Star Wars: A New Hope. And even thought we might have seen the bay where R2D2 and C3PO were at, the rest of the structure (which was even used as a building for 'Lucasfilm' in Singapore) remain a "mystery", until now!
Sized over 9” (24cm) high, 18” (48cm) long and 6” (16cm) wide, the Sandcrawler set includes 7 minifigures (Luke Skywalker, Uncle Owen, C-3PO, R2-D2, R2 unit, an R1-series Droid, Gonk Droid, R5-D4. a Treadwell Droid, and not forgetting 4 x Jawas), and will be available for sale directly through LEGO® beginning May 2014 via shop.LEGO.com, and LEGO® Stores.
Check out more pics via the LEGO Facebook.
Check out the final sculpt for "Kibunadon", designed by Teresa Chiba and sculpted by Makino-san of TTToys. The last we saw of this "fish kaiju" was when it won the "Kaiju Gals" design contest from Max Toy Co - as voted on by the public! Expect this to debut in April's Design Festa gallery in Tokyo.
And while "technically" March 8th was yesterday (here in Singapore), I will not let something as "trivial" as "timezones" deter me from wishing all the ladies out there a very Happy International Women's Day!
Funnily how, as I searched for art toys designed by women (for the photo above), I realized I may not necessarily have procured them based on being designed/created by "women" or gender-specific per se. For me personally I collect them based on aesthetics or what I connect with instead. Do YOU do that as well, my dear readers?
Standing proud and tall amidst a predominately male orientated scene, I salute you all - both designers/creators and customizers - for making the scene a lively and vibrant one!
Are there any specific female practitioners YOU would like to give credit to out there in our scene? Give a shout out in the comments section below!
1. SkullSkin by Ajee
2. Peach Night Chika by Junko Mizuno (Miznotic Fantasy)
3. Custom Painted Dunny by Sarah "Lunabee" Miskelly
4. What-Did-I-Eat-Ephunt ('Big City' Edition) from Amanda Visell
Tasha Zimich shares with us an upcoming event titled: "Metropolis Comics & Toys" (metropolis-comics.com), which has been "making great efforts to bring together and introduce new folks to designer toys, and are hosting our 3rd annual Vinyl Fantasy Exhibition "We're Not Dun Yeti" on March 8.""Our goal is to bring more folks together who enjoy toy art in the Vancouver and Lower Mainland area..." -added Tasha.Shown here today are some previews and WIPs, including Tasha's 4" Foomi named "Abominubble" (seen above). Participating artists include: Sean Viloria, Chris Brett, Tasha Zimich, Nena Nguyen, Soak, Kat Oughton, Dale Hall, Pinoy Console and more. As well there will be prizes, 20% off Vinyl Toys in-Store, drinks & refreshments - check out the event's Facebook page and VinylFantasy FB Group
A visual tease/update from local resin slinger and artist Daniel Yu, featuring painted versions of "Broncho Buster" and "Gory Bomb", with a drop destined for 10.03.14 SGT / 09.03.14 EST. Expect further product and availability details soon-ish, meanwhile, more snaps from his IG @thedanielyu:
Scheduled for Saturday March 8th is the Official Release Party & Signing for the Mad*L Phase 4. From 6-9pm at Rotofugi, Jeremy "Mad" Madl will be in attendance to sign figures and chat with fans. Phase 4 Mad*Ls will be available at the signing for $35 each, or a set of three for $100."If you can't make it in for the release/signing be sure to swing by the store later because Mad will also be putting up a mini-exhibit of prints and drawings in our "side" gallery that will be on display through April 6." (more on the events' Facebook page.