While neither pre-order date nor prices has been revealed, 3A Toys teases fans with their upcoming "KUMA PASCHA" release, featuring their 1/6th-scaled "Isobelle Pascha" femme figure to be "cosplaying" in a variety of furry bear suits, to be sold as blind* singles (*meaning random selection, which means you cannot choose the suit you want), or as a 3-pack set for 3AA Members.
Amanda Visell shares news of two releases - starting with the LAZY DAYS TIGER resin figure set (seen above). This precious-looking pair is limited to 25 sets buyable here for US$400 per set (Tiger measures around 10 x 5 x 3.5 inches, girl measures 8 x 3 x 4).
Shown below is her newest print collaboration with PCP, and is based off of her concrete sculpture. GIRL LION SUN is sized 14 x 18, and is a hand pulled 3 color silkscreen, limited to 65 pieces and buyable here for US$80 each.
I've man-gushed over Ario Anindito's HELLBOY print not too long ago (still available to purchase here), now meet "Princess Consuela Bananahammock"! Limited to 20 x A2-sized prints, they were first released at the TasteMarket PVJ Bandung, and is currently purchasable here for US$30 per. Printed in high quality A2 poster paper, and laminated, each will come with a signed Certificate of Authenticity too :)
MyTummyToys sends snaps of their DINO BOY with The Yellow Dino, featuring two colorways! Both slated for a release / pre-order starting December 15th, 2013, the YELLOW Dino Boy is limited to 30pcs produced and is priced at US$85, while the RED Colorway is a "Christmas Edition" limited to only 12pcs produced worldwide and is priced at US$100.
Note all prices do not include shipping. What they do include however, is a signed and numbered Certificate of Authenticity. Folks interested to snag this "kaijin" (human with cute monster suit) are to email direct to firstname.lastname@example.org, or purchase direct via www.mytummytoys.com. Do note that the pre-order window will end on Christmas Eve 24th December 2013, folks!
Remember the CHEESTROYER Kicstarter I posted about not too long ago? This is a friendly reminder that they are down to 1 DAY (they've since passed their Goal, so congrats, Glenn!) for your kind action considerations :)
Scheduled for a launch on www.martinhsu.com Friday, 12/13/13 at Noon PST, is the first ever "Dragon Boy Artist Series"! Featuring the interpretations of Martin Hsu x VTSS' "Dragon Boy" collectible by 64 Colors, Jeremiah Ketner, KaNO, and Mark Nagata, here are some previews of both final customs and WIPs to savor!
Above "Nature of the Beast" custom by 64Colors
Above customs by Mark Nagata
Above-left custom by Jeremiah Ketner
Above-right custom by KaNO
Exclusive to Frank Kozik is the Orange edition of DEAD KOZIK - as sculpted by Kevin Gosselin! In an edition of 50pcs, this 16 inches tall vinyl bust can be had for US$200 buyable via frankkozik.net/store - with boxes numbered and signed by Kozik.
The DEAD KOZIK sculpt was first made by Kevin and submitted for Kozik’s 1 AM Gallery Tribute Show in San Francisco circa 2013, and subsequently on Kickstarter to have the piece made enmasse. Expect more exclusive colorways to come, folks!
Currently on sale at McDonald's fast food restaurants in Singapore, are plush versions of their characters. With 5 characters in total to collect, here's a quick look at what's in store for folks!
Essentially the plush is housed in a printed carton box with a window cut-out (there is no plastic cover), sealed in a plastic baggie. Each box is printed with a listing of the characteristics of the McD character.
Upon first impressions, I like the "Super-Deformed" design and look of their forms, but when you check them out sideways, they seem "flatter" than their front-aesthetics make them out to be, which is hilarious to me ;p
Priced at SGD$2.90 each, they can be bought along with any meal at McD, and are not specific Happy Meal Toys (on offer instead is Paul Frank's JULIUS). The upcoming characters are RONALD MCDONALD and finally OFFICER BIG MAC.
The characters are released one design each week, (every Thursday will see a new design), and this week is GRIMACE! The week before was BIRDIE (this one belonged to my sis), while HAMBURGLAR was the first plush to be released two weeks ago (now this belonged to my brother).
Personally, I appreciate that McDonalds have their own "in-house" characters to utilize and expand upon, rather than just license other properties, IMHO.
"WHY REVIEW MCDONALDS TOYS?" ~ you might ask? The reality is, that is where one of the majority of the toy-culture in Singapore - for the general public - lies. And it is no longer just something to placate the children with, adults also get into the collecting "fever", and even indulge in the after-sales market. Why pay more for an "art toy" or "designer collectible", when you can have a much cheaper toy to own, and to fill your belly at the same time?
I cannot answer that question, and perhaps that is not meant to be answered, as both genres cater to different consumers, isn't it?
I just know that there are alternatives to be had, when my wallet is stretched, and I need my toy-fix sated LOL
EDGE OF TOMORROW sees "a soldier fighting in a war with aliens finds himself caught in a time loop of his last day in the battle, though he becomes better skilled along the way." (IMDb). An adaptation of Hiroshi Sakurazaka's "All You Need Is Kill" (coincidentally the movie's previous name, actually), the film stars Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt, and is directed by Doug Liman ("Bourne Identity", "Mr and Mrs Smith"). Scheduled for a 6 June 6th, 2014 premiere in the USA.
I'd imagine it's Groundhog Day meets any video-game scenario with military action against alien invaders, probably LOL
Source: The Verge
[More images via Popcorn-X]
The thing about Tom Cruise movies are, despite how you might or might not like the actor, or his personal religion, are that his movies are always of a particular "quality", and visual entertainment value, that makes it watchable, and yes, even entertaining. And that is enough for me :)
TOY-wise, I could wax lyrical about how these mecha-designs would make swell action figures, but the fact is, if they were not made by, say, threezero (infamous for their quality mecha-makes for 3A Toys), then it would be of no coherent "value", of there were instead made mass market with utilitarian plastic exoskeletons and poor paint-applications, innit? hahaha
(All images via www.edgeoftomorrow-movie.com)
Holy Frickkin' Funhouses, Batman! And while we have still images of this fan-built awesomeness, nothing can beat seeing it "moving" as the video above (Video produced by Dynamic Video Creations ) provides, OMG! Click on any of the images below to go to the creators' flickr stream to view more from the BRICKBARON!
"Welcome to The Joker's Funhouse. This Lego creation is loosely based on several of the Batman Video Game Funhouses. The Funhouse is built with three "levels" to allow for three separate Batman and Robin scenes. I built the Funhouse over a two month period and debuted it at Brickcon 2013 in Seattle. The automation is powered with Lego Power Function Motors. The lighting is from IKEA."
As I ready the full review of threezero's "The Walking Dead Michonne’s Pet Zombies", here is an album filled with quick-snaps for in-hand first looks of this glorious "flesh-eating beast" of a 1/6th-scaled figure, that I highly recommend pre-ordering, come December 13th, 9:00AM Hong Kong time @ www.threezerostore.com.
I might "hype" toys for a living, but this is one collectible that is an exceptional piece for zombie-lovers and collectors of TWD alike. And that the character "Michonne" herself will be an upcoming release in the future, is even mores a reason to score these two "pets" now, IMHO.
USD 130/HKD 990 for singles
2 pack (exclusive to threezerostore) is USD 240/HKD 1869
and it comes with severe hands accessory.
*Full Review forthcoming* - Stay tuned!
Funko has announced their lineup for the Pop! Television: The Walking Dead Series 4. Available on January 21st 2014 (just in time for the restart of this season), collectors will be able to get their hands on Carl, Maggie, Injured Daryl, Penny, and the Woodbury Walker.
Nathan Hamill is releasing a limited edition custom colorway of his Octopup sofubi this Thursday, December 12th 2013, at Noon PST. Limited to only 6 pieces, the Cosmopups will sell for $25.00. Each one measures just over 2" and come bagged and carded.
Toy Art Gallery proudly presents Blamo Toy’s 5th Annual Custom Show featuring Billy. Blamo is celebrating 5 years of annual custom shows, with over 100 international artists participating. There will also be a sampling of 25-inch tall Big Billy customs and a special run of Mummy Billys from Blamo’s Spencer Hansen and Shayne Martea.
The opening reception will take place on Saturday, December 14th 2013 from 7PM to 10PM.
The Blamo Toys Billy Custom Show features the following artists:
Aeron Alfrey, Ajee, Alexis Mixter, Amanda Louise Spayd, Anthony Ausgang, Artmymind, Ardi Hermawan, BenchūK, Beau Blanche, Betso, Brad Isdrab, Brendan Nathaniel, Brent Nolasco, Chauskoskis, Chris Ryniak, Cortlan Robertson, Cris Rose, Daniel Goffin, David Flores, Dax Savage, Dean Goelz, DeeTen, Doktor A, Dril One, Dustin Blanche, Emilio Garcia, Evan Sugarman, FFInc., Flawtoys, Francesco De Molfetta, Frank Kozik, Gary Ham, Germs, Hans Haveron, Hans Walør, Heather Hansen, Hints and Spices, Hugh Rose, Ian Ziobrowski, iROC, Jan Calleja, Jan Hilmer, Jay222, Jermaine Rogers, Jessicka Addams, JFury, Jocelyn Marsh, John Park, Jon-Paul Kaiser, Josh Herbolsheimer, Josh Mayhem, Julie West, Katie Weselby, Kevin Titzer, KMNDZ, Leah Minium, Leecifer, Leesasaur, Leighton Kelly, Lucien Shapiro, Marco Mejia, Martin Hsu, Martin Ontiveros, Matt Dangler, Mike Slobot, Mikie Graham, Miss Monster, Moe & Sean, Monstrehero, Nathan Hamill, Naomi Samara, Nebulon5, Nice Collective, Otto Bjornik, Obscure, Paolo Petrangeli, Podgy Panda, Reactor 88, RSINart, Rudy Fig, Scott Tolleson, Scott Wilkowski, Sean Christopher, Sekure D, Shayne Martea, Shira Loa, Shwa Keirstead, Skinner, Southerndrawl, Spanky Stokes, Spencer Hansen, Super Cooper, T. Cowdin, Tan-Ki, TaskOne, The Pizz, The Soft Museum, UNKL Brand, valleyDweller, We Kill You, Zieromuko, and more
The Blamo Toys BILLY Custom Group Show runs through January 5th 2014.
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7571 Melrose Ave.
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Suburban Vinyl is pleased to announce that they have teamed up with Kevin Gosselin for their very own Green exclusive colorway of his Dead Kozik bust. This colorway is limited to only 50 pieces and will retail for $200.00. It will be sold exclusively via their website and their Waldwick, NJ retail store.