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TOYSREVIL @ #PopconAsia 2015: My Impressions, Wrap-Up + Q+A

TOYSREVIL'S I LIKE TOYS - 46 min 23 sec ago
WHAT-IS: ""PopCon" is a shorter word of "Popular Culture Convention", the biggest festive in Asia to celebrate creative contents such as Comic, Toys, Films and Animation from the creator to the growing market of teens and young-adults."ANDY-SAYS: From promotional advertising and presence at the Jakarta Convention Center, to layout of ticketing counters, layout plan of the event and listing of
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“No toys in the box?” in 1975

Battlegrip.com - 3 hours 17 min ago
In Action Figures Not Included* I spent a little time discussing cereal premiums and how toy manufacturers used cereal in the eighties to promote brands. Well, if you’re at all interested in cereal and toys then this March 12, 1975, newspaper article by Arch Booth, then-President of the United States Chamber of Congress, will prove quite entertaining. Related articles Sure,... Read more →
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1/6 Exclusives & 1/1 Dioramas by Hot Toys for #STGCC2015

TOYSREVIL'S I LIKE TOYS - 3 hours 38 min ago
#STGCC2015 will see Hot Toys releasing the world premiere and pre-order of exclusive 1/6th scale collectible figures from Iron Man and Star Wars by Hot Toys - including Iron Man "Mark XXIV" (Tank), The Avengers' "Maria Hill", Star Wars' "Luke Skywalker" and Metal Gear Solid's "Inferno Armor Raiden". Traditionally the longest queue to be had at very con in Singapore, I seriously do not doubt
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Glow-in-the-Dark JIANG SHI BEARBRICK for #STGCC2015

TOYSREVIL'S I LIKE TOYS - 3 hours 40 min ago
Action City will release the "Jiang Shi (Glow in the Dark Version)" BE@RBRICK at #STGCC2015, and that has gotten me all excited (and "stressed", as tons of folks woold be buying multiples to make a an army ggrrrr) - and I'll buy it solely on the packaging alone!!! A collaboration with Medicom Toy, this exclusive is in remembrance of iconic Hong Kong vampire films of yesteryear like Mr Vampire (
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Pink Colorway Spongebob DX from Secret Base

TOYSREVIL'S I LIKE TOYS - 4 hours 39 min ago
Available for purchase here at Toy Art Gallery is the brand-new Spongebob DX from Secret Base. Priced at US$75 online and in-store, "The Spongebob DX features a cute baby pink and blue colorway and comes with a cool x-ray pouch." Always "fun" when traditional expected colors of characters go off tangent, likened to a "bootleg recreation of", and I like it!
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Assembling Dissected Micro Anatomic from Jason Freeny x Mighty Jaxx + Enamel Pins

TOYSREVIL'S I LIKE TOYS - 4 hours 42 min ago
A slight development of the Dissected Micro Anatomic from Jason Freeny x Mighty Jaxx (since the previous introduction), with this 3-inch tall figure seen n above pic in pre-assembly! An articulated toy? *HELL-YES!* And if that doesn't float your toy-boats, then perhaps a limited edition enamel pin, for your humble collection? Mighty Jaxx will be taking my monies at STGCC this year, they will!
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Of #BatBear Reveal & #new52 Batman Teases from Mighty Jaxx

TOYSREVIL'S I LIKE TOYS - 4 hours 45 min ago
Since the earlier tease, Mighty Jaxx has decided to go full frontal with the reveal of Luke Chueh's "Bat-Bear" (name still uncertain)! And while further product details are still pending, looks like MJ might be gathering up a new superhero team for the coming #STGCC2015 (Sept 12-13) with yet another teaser for a "Batman" collectible, featuring a "New52" design? *SCHWEET*
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Custom-Feature: "SMILEY" #TheGoodHabit by Bowo Baghaskara for #STGCC2015

TOYSREVIL'S I LIKE TOYS - 4 hours 51 min ago
Bowo Baghaskara shares with us snaps and news of his work being showcased at the coming #STGCC2015 (Sept 12-13) specifically via The Toy Project boothD39, with a variety of pieces, including this "SMILEY", on a resin figure base figure from The Good Habit from Indonesia! Folks interested to snag this and more of Bowo's work for STGG are to email direct thetoyprojectsg@gmail.com for details!
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Customs by Javier Jimenez To Drop Aug 30th

TOYSREVIL'S I LIKE TOYS - 4 hours 57 min ago
Releasing Sunday 30th at 11AM EST on stickupmonsters.bigcartel.com are a series of splendid customs from Javier Jiménez - featuring "mutants", Nemuke and Negora from Max Toy Co! Featured above are "Custom Mutant Mania" figures. There will be a total of 18 different figures and each one is a one-off. Priced at only US$10 each and will come blind bagged. Javier adds;"…these mutant wrestlers are
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A Look at Javier Jimenez's Wananeko + Baby Wananeko In Wax!

TOYSREVIL'S I LIKE TOYS - 4 hours 59 min ago
Javier Jiménez shares with us snaps of wax sculpts for both Wananeko and Baby Wananeko’s sofubi, from his successful IndieGoGo project! As well Javier adds;"Both figures are currently being produced in Japan. After having the wax done, the next step is using it to make the iron molds so the toy should be ready soon!"Looking real exciting! Do also take note that plans are afoot for a December
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Transformers and Star Wars on Sale in 1986

Battlegrip.com - 29 August, 2015 - 17:10
These ads are from the Spokesman-Review in 1986, which makes the Star Wars: Power of the Force action figures shown some of the very last offered at retail. $1.97 each figure in 1986 translates to $4.19 in today’s dollars. Tell you what, gang, anyone selling these figures today contact me because I’ll happily pay $25/figure if they’re 1986 carded fresh.... Read more →
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Vinyl Idolz: Shaun of the Dead

Plastic and Plush - 29 August, 2015 - 14:00
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Vinyl Sugar has announced two of those figures designed by Evil Corp that we first saw as illustrations. The Vinyl Idolz: Shaun of the Dead figures will include zombie-killing Shaun and his best pal - the zombified - Ed. These are expected to begin shipping in September 2015.

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NimbuSucculent from Paulus Hyu

TOYSREVIL'S I LIKE TOYS - 29 August, 2015 - 13:26
Paulus Hyu's Nimbus character creation becomes a collectible vessel for greenery, with this "NimbuSucculent" sculpt! The current trend of "miniature landscaping" sees this sleeping French bulldog in what looks to be a carved out wood sculpture, sized maybe around 4 inches long? Sized like his "Wood Nimbus" release from 2013? Folks interested are to email "ireneandflowers@gmail.com" (with subject
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Iron Man Mark VII (Stealth Mode Version) Cosbaby Bobble-Head

Plastic and Plush - 29 August, 2015 - 10:45
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Hot Toys has announced the addition of the Iron Man Mark VII (Stealth Mode Version) Cosbaby Bobble-Head from Avengers: Age of Ultron. The Mark XLIII  features matte black and bronze colored armor with Avengers themed decals one the armor. Also, it includes a specially created 1/6th scale Avengers: Age of Ultron Iron Man Cosbaby design T-Shirt. As you can see below, you can outfit your 1/6th scale figures with the shirt.

Sideshow Collectibles currently has the figure available to pre-order. It's estimated to begin shipping in Q3 of 2015 (that would likely be soon) and will run $44.00.

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Plague Oracle, Wilbur, and Jiangshi Acolyte from Daniel Yu

Plastic and Plush - 29 August, 2015 - 09:06
trio august 2015 Daniel Yu

Daniel Yu has released a number of new figures, including the Plague Oracle, Wilbur, and Jiangshi Acolyte in pastel colors. They're all available via Daniel's webstore.

 

plague august 2015 Daniel Yu

The Plague Oracle (pastel pink) Includes three interchangeable accessories. The 3-inch tall resin figure cast in a washed out skin tone. It's an edition of 10 pieces and available for $22.00 each.

wilbur august 2015 Daniel Yu

Wilbur (pastel green) is a 4-inch tall hand cast resin figure. It's also an edition of 10 pieces and can be purchased for $30.00.

jiangshi august 2015 Daniel Yu

The Jiangshi Acolyte (pastel purple) is a 3-inch tall hand cast resin figure. It's a limited edition of 10 pieces. You can purchase one now for $20.00.

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Introducing "FRIENDS" by #TheGoodHabit

TOYSREVIL'S I LIKE TOYS - 29 August, 2015 - 08:17
We've seen the unpainted sculpts at Popcon Asia, and now TheGoodHabit is poised to introduce his uber adorable "FRIENDS", with some of them have already been scurrying out and about on Instagram @thegoodhabit! Say HELLO to Movey, Brooke, Sherly, Bubby, Joey, Mowey, Beth and Hoper - seen here in a nice "family photo" (We'll get to know them individually, in time, no worries :p) Meanwhile, here
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1974 Newspaper Ad for Gabriel’s Lone Ranger Action Figure

Battlegrip.com - 29 August, 2015 - 04:26
A few years ago I wrote about the Gabriel Lone Ranger toys, and ever since that post I’ve toyed with the idea of collecting those Lone Ranger action figures and accessories of the seventies. I’ve resisted, but there come times when I start looking around online for the toys . . . and it was one of those moments that... Read more →
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"Dredd" Print by Carlos Ezquerra Releases Sept 10 on #VicePress

TOYSREVIL'S I LIKE TOYS - 29 August, 2015 - 04:11
PRESS: "Vice Press are extremely honoured to present “Dredd” by Carlos Ezquerra, the legendary co-creator of Judge Dredd. This release is the next in our officially licensed line of 2000 AD art prints and marks the first time any of Carlos’s work has been released as a screen print. "As well known for his other character creations like "Strontium Dog" and work on "Tharg the Mighty" and issues of
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Introducing PIP The UME Cub from UME Toys x Pobber for #STGCC2015

TOYSREVIL'S I LIKE TOYS - 29 August, 2015 - 03:13
Introducing Pip the UME cub! From UME Toys x Pobber comes this little cutie, with availability to be had at the coming #STGCC2015 (Sept 12-13). And while the price point is still unavailable, know that this version of Pip will be limited to only 10 pieces. Alas Richard Page will not be able to make it to Singapore for the show, nevertheless this one is not to be missed, methinks!PRODUCT PRESS: "
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More Star Wars Action Figure Savings from 1981

Battlegrip.com - 29 August, 2015 - 02:13
Over the last few days I’ve shared two different cash rebate offers from 1981 in an attempt to prove that Star Wars toys (Amazon.com search*) were better when I was a kid. Okay, maybe that’s entirely subjective and not actually true, but that doesn’t stop us from enjoying all of the old newspaper ads. Like this Toledo Blade ad from... Read more →
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