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Caveys @ ToyConUK 2015

TOYSREVIL'S I LIKE TOYS - 1 hour 31 min ago
As we had featured before, the upcoming ToyCon UK (April 25) will be Cavey’s "last goodbye", and you can send it off in a variety of ways, starting with Original Breed plush Caveys! "I am making all the Cavey prototypes I ever made available for sale. Every time I would think of an idea for a Cavey I would make one first to see how it looked in real life. So I have one of every single breed –
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Review – FlipTrons Re-Flexx (1984) - 3 hours 14 min ago
If you never once had a cheap transforming robot toy during the eighties then it’s tough to really explain the mixed feelings that came with accepting one of these toys as a gift. On the one hand it was great to get a new transforming robot as a gift, but on the other hand it was always a little disappointing... Read more →
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ESSO Robot Racer Ad from 1986 - 4 hours 37 min ago
You may remember the ESSO Robot Racer toys I posted a week or so ago. Well, I started thinking about it and came to the conclusion that there was very likely a newspaper ad out there somewhere promoting these toys. Yep. Both the December 9 and December 17, 1986 issues of the Ottawa Citizen carried this wonderful ad offering the... Read more →
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Keeping BattleGrip Stocked With Posts - 4 hours 42 min ago
Every now and then, when chatting with other toy collectors and bloggers, the question comes up asking how I keep updated fairly regularly. Well, there’s no real secret to is: I schedule posts in an attempt to keep the site always stocked with something a week or two out. WordPress allows for post scheduling so I take advantage of... Read more →
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“Save Up to $103 on Your Child’s Favorite Mattel Toys.” - 4 hours 44 min ago
The December, 1986 issue of Working Mother magazine includes this full-page ad offering parents up to $103 in savings on Mattel toys for Christmas, 1986. I see Masters of the Universe represented, but where are the Hot Wheels toys? Related articles Jim Lee’s WildCATS Action Figures ( Infographic – 5 Hot Wheels Fast Facts ( Mattel’s Lack of Love for... Read more →
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New BOBA by Luke Chueh x FLABSLAB

TOYSREVIL'S I LIKE TOYS - 5 hours 15 min ago
FLABSLAB readies to release a new batch of BOBA resin bust based on Luke Chueh's painting of a Boba-Fett helmeted and hood wearing peep, sucking on a cup bubble milk tea … but this release is different from the first 100pcs (since sold out - SRP at US$300 per) which featured chipping/weathering in the helmet, and were as well signed. All subsequent release runs as seen in the image here. There
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The Montreal Gazette and The Empire Strikes Back in 1986 - 5 hours 20 min ago
While searching for something completely unrelated I stumbled across this ad from 1986 for Empire on television. Everyone remembers how very exciting it was the first time we saw Star Wars movies on TV, right? Unlike today, back when I was a kid movies didn’t automatically find their way onto video or television. Hell, I can still remember that my... Read more →
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METAL GEAR SOLID | REX Half-Sized Edition from ThreeA Toys - Pre-orders Begin April 23

TOYSREVIL'S I LIKE TOYS - 5 hours 31 min ago
[ Full individual images HERE on FB ] ThreeA Toys lists the availability of the REX HALF-SIZED EDITION (from Metal Gear Solid) with pre-orders starting April 23rd 2015 (09:00 Hong Kong Time) at, with each priced at US$230 (Price includes Free Worldwide Shipping!) - with a scheduled May availability. We've previously seen the painted protos but might not have known about the
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Affiliate Link – Toys and American Culture: An Encyclopedia - 5 hours 32 min ago
I recently ran across Toys and American Culture: An Encyclopedia* and immediately added the book to my Amazon wish list. At $85 it’s a bit of a pricey buy, but the book’s listed as over 400-pages and glancing inside the contents makes me think this would be a great reference work to own. The next time I get paid I... Read more →
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"Emblem of an Abstract Riot" Resin Art Toy by Patrick Wong Set for Release April 27

TOYSREVIL'S I LIKE TOYS - 5 hours 53 min ago
Scheduled for an online release from April 27th, 2015 is Canadian artist Patrick Wong's "Emblem of an Abstract Riot". Wow. I have to say, I really like this piece I am seeing here! With all the pseudo art-social-commentary seen out there, this is one of the more humorous and at the same time as impactful a design drawing on commercial nostalgia, IMHO. Well done, Patrick! Here are some product
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Catmask Toy's VADER-Z On Sale NOW! #10x10

TOYSREVIL'S I LIKE TOYS - 6 hours 5 min ago
A video posted by TOYSREVIL (@toysrevil) on Apr 20, 2015 at 9:00pm PDT Sales for VADER-Z has gone "live" and available for public purchase now HERE in the TOYSREVIL webshop! Created and produced by CATMASK TOY of Thailand, this resin awesomeness s limited to only 10 pieces (unnumbered) - Celebrating Ten Years of Bloggery on TOYSREVIL! (More images HERE on FB & BLOGGED #onTOYSREVIL)
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Fox, Robot & Timbers - new resin sets from Amanda Visell

TOYSREVIL'S I LIKE TOYS - 6 hours 7 min ago
Amanda Visell sends word and snaps of two resin releases this time, starting with the (above featured) FOX & ROBOT Resin Set - in a limited edition of 25 sets, and available to buy here for US$90 per set."First of many resin collaborations in the works with Michelle Valigura. You know robots and foxes are best friends right? This is my very favorite so far."Also available at the same link is the
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"We Are Groot" - Dancing Baby Groot Stop Motion from Kyle Roberts

TOYSREVIL'S I LIKE TOYS - 6 hours 25 min ago
VIDEO DESCRIPTION: "Kyle Roberts and Nathan Poppe are Groot. They are also stop motion filmmakers with a serious love for "Guardians of the Galaxy" and the Marvel Universe. The above video is the duo's fourth animated collaboration. Roberts took more than 1,000 photos and combined Poppe's hand-drawn background to make a heartfelt tribute to the 2014 film's final scene. Using a Hot Toys 1/4
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REVIEW: Carbonation Toys’ FizzKids

Plastic and Plush - 20 April, 2015 - 11:30

It all started when a 53’ trailer carrying 1,800 cases of canned soda pop was headed south on Bubble Blvd. and the driver lost control, crashing into Plush and Lush Toy Company.

But what has the town talking is what happened to the toys. Residents report that — miraculously — the formerly soft, cuddly stuffed animals appear to have transformed.

According to Carbonation Toys, this is the creation story for their FizzKids line. The FizzKids is a series of six solid vinyl figures. Each one is contained within its own aluminum can style packaging. 

The can is about the size of your favorite carbonated beverage. It features a little pop cap on the top as well as nutritional facts on the cardboard tube can. Inside of the can exterior, there’s a clear plastic capsule where the figure resides. It’s one of the more unique packaging designs that I’ve seen over the past 10 years of reviewing toys.


There are six different figures in the FizzKids Series 1. Each figure/character has it’s own corresponding carbonated beverage flavor. There’s Alien Limeade (Alien), Bone Crusher Root Beer (Boy), Cranked Cola (Cat), Rummy Cola (Rat), Vicious Dog Sparkling Water (Dog), and Zombie Juice (Zombie).


I like the variety that Carbonation Toys has chosen for this series: Cat, Dog, Rat, Zombie, Human, and Alien. (The standouts – in my opinion – are the Cat and the creepy little kid) But I also like that the sculpts are so varied. Maybe it’s that I’m so used to seeing platform toys in this scale.


One thing about the sculpting…the figures are static…err…lacking any articulation. So the line is more for display than playing with. I would try to find some way to display the figure with the packaging, since I feel that’s what makes the FizzKids so unique. Without the soda can…they’re just any other collectible. But that can is what gives the line such a great backstory.


Things to look out for: On a few of the figures, I did notice that some of the paint rubbed off against the sides of the capsule. You can see the impact on the nose of the Vicious Dog Sparkling Water.

The Facts

Manufacturer: Carbonation Toys
Material: Solid plastic
Dimensions: Between 3” and 4” tall
Points of Articulation: Zero
Designs: Alien Limeade (Alien); Bone Crusher Root Beer (Boy); Cranked Cola (Cat); Rummy Cola (Rat); Vicious Dog Sparkling Water (Dog); Zombie Juice (Zombie)
Pricing: $14.99 each ($80.95 set)

You can pick them up at the following: $14.99 each ($80.95 for the set of 6)



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Robotic Industries for at #ToyConUK 2015

TOYSREVIL'S I LIKE TOYS - 20 April, 2015 - 11:26
[ Much More Images Uploaded HERE on FB ] Daniel Perry @jazzydan of shares with us the THIRD of their ToyCon UK announcements with releases by Robotic Industries bringing in the heat!FUGI.ME PRESS: "ToyCon wouldn’t be ToyCon, without some delicious Robotic Industries releases. And this year is by far the best yet! As well as some brand new colour ways for the Job Bots, we have a
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Maiko by 2PetalRose for #ToyconUK2015

TOYSREVIL'S I LIKE TOYS - 20 April, 2015 - 11:26
[ Individual images of Maiko HERE on FB ] 2PetalRose shares with us snaps and product infor of their ToyconUK exclusives - to be had at the Onesixthbruce booth - with only 4 variants of MAIKO available at the show - each priced at £200 GBP. Check out MORE images HERE on FB :) This hand crafted resin figure stands approximately 15 inches tall (including stand & Helmet), with each piece being a
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Custom-Feature: Retroid by crux

TOYSREVIL'S I LIKE TOYS - 20 April, 2015 - 10:50
"Got a new custom I just finished up. He goes by the name of "Retroid". 3.5" Custom Android all sculpted using Super Sculpey Clay. The Mohawk was made of styrene plastic. And the gauge hand is from an old watch. This guy is already sold I will be making more before the end of the year." -words and pics shared by crux AKA Joaquin Delgado.
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Custom-Feature: "Charlie" by NEMO for #ArsenalofArtist #TheRecruits

TOYSREVIL'S I LIKE TOYS - 20 April, 2015 - 10:30
Say "HI" to "CHARLIE". Charlie is a Future AlienSoldier that was recruited by American Air Force to help fight against the anarchists that took over the world after the apocalypse … and Charlie right her is NEMO's boy! Customized from a RIVALS figure (from Chase Layman of Wheelhouse Creative), along with a scratch-sculpted head out of super sculpey, the character as made by Mike Mendez
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Pre-Orders for Playboy X Sticky Monster Lab from Coartism x Blitzway Begins May 1st

TOYSREVIL'S I LIKE TOYS - 20 April, 2015 - 10:05
The first art toy from Playboy x Coartism will begin pre-order soon, featuring the character collectible from Korea's Sticky Monster Lab! Sized 7 inches tall x 6.7 inches wide, this PVC figure weighs 325g, and comes priced at US$160 (includes free shipping). Pre-orders open on May 1st and last thru to May 31st (for a one month ordering window), with shipping scheduled within 2 weeks after
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Galaxy People's New Sofubi Release for Superfestival 68

TOYSREVIL'S I LIKE TOYS - 20 April, 2015 - 09:55
Brian Bunting of Galaxy People shares with TOYSREVIL their upcoming releases, with three new villains making their debut at Tokyo's Superfestival 68 on April 26th! Say hello to DREXYL (a teleporting cat assassin), SKREEL (the galaxy bat), and TRAGG (ruthless dinosaur-headed mercenary) - with these new additions to the mini sofubi line-up also made for sales later that day on the Galaxy People
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