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Besides Kookie & Minicel, De Korner has one 'last' exclusive to share with us, with 1/6th "RONIN" by K13toys! Priced at US$199 each (tax included) and available via Booth #1153at WonderCon 2014 (4/18 to 4/20).
Available in both black and white (runs of 5pcs each), the De Korner exclusives include a bonus orange mask in addition to the figure’s standard loadout –- jumpsuit, white mask, bad ass knife, and knee+shin guards. Tribal style tattoos and a stylish almost-top knot complete the brawler’s look (images shown here include standard mask and exclusive mask).
Brian Bunting at Galaxy People sends word of a Instagram contest he has just started, whereby folks'll stand a chance to walk way with (A) a one-off painted Sensorbat, (B) a set of his original 3 heroes, Helios, The Grappler and Meklops, cast in glow-in-the-dark vinyl!"The rules are simple enough, just make sure you are following my account @thegalaxypeople then repost this image with the hashtag #thegalaxypeople. I'll announce the 2 winners on 27th April." -added Brian.Good luck, folks!
Super7 will be at WonderCon 2014 Anaheim this weekend (April 18-20) and will be offering a trio of exclusives available via booth #1453:
- Toxic Garbage Dump Fossilla @ US$95 each.
- Spring Specter Pocket Rose Vampire @ US$25 each.
- Spring Training Pocket Baseball Boy @ US$25 each.
Dolly Oblong will be listing up her ToyConUK-exclusives unspoken for via shop.dollyoblong.com come Thursday April 17, 8pm (CET). First up: Archie and Noodles! Both of whom will be price 45euro each."Archie loves 3D films, so much so he eats popcorn for breakfast and wears his 3D glasses day and night! This 3” resin toy is a limited edition of 12. Each Archie comes with a popcorn bucket keychain.""Also making his debut at ToyCon was Noodles! Champion noodles chef / eater! This happy sumo comes with a screen printed hachimaki (headband) in his own takeaway box. Noodles is a limited edition of 15."
Above-Left: Mike Mitchell
Above-Right: Nicole Gustafsson
Bottom-Left: Julian Callos
Bottom-Right: Lora ZombieSHOW PRESS: "THIS SATURDAY NIGHT, Gallery1988 will begin it's most ambitious, and secretive, project ever. We have teamed up with Sony Pictures to pay tribute to one of the greatest movies of all-time, turning 30 this year: Ghostbusters.
We have produced a once-in-a-lifetime traveling art exhibit that features more than 70 artists creating original paintings, limited edition prints, sculptures and apparel inspired by the classic comedy. It all kicks off properly in New York City THIS SATURDAY NIGHT, from 7-10 PM at 69 Leonard St., near the famous firehouse from the film."
(Above: ECTO-1 Print by DKNG
Below: Tom Whalen)
SHOW PRESS CONTINUED: "A majority of the artwork will ONLY BE AVAILABLE by attending one of the galleries in-person. A very small allotment of prints has been set aside for each city, with a smaller selection at our final Comic Con stop. This is the ONLY way to purchase this artwork. There will be small surprises at each stop as well.
A commemorative series of special 30th Anniversary screenprints WILL BE AVAILABLE in limited amounts ONLINE, in addition to in-store, at ghostbusters30th.com. These will be released sporadically over the next month. This set consists of prints from Mike Mitchell (poster), Phantom City Creative, Anthony Petrie, Tom Whalen, Tara McPherson, Dan Mumford, Dave Perillo, Lora Zombie, Godmachine, Rich Kelly (select cities), Mark Englert, DKNG and Joshua Budich. When purchasing online, please read terms & conditions CAREFULLY, as combined shipping will be offered.
We also will have very small amounts of collaborative t-shirts from LRG, Johnny Cupcakes, Homage & Rebel8 at each stop."
Above-left: Joshua Budich
Above-Right: Anthony Petrie
Bottom: Glen Brogan
The New York Ghostbusters gallery opens SATURDAY NIGHT, April 19th, with an opening reception from 7-10 PM. We will be open everyday through April 26th, from 11-7 PM. Our next stop is Gallery1988 (West) in Los Angeles on May 17th.
(WIPs of a giant SLIMER by Pretty In Plastic!)
Erick Scarecrow sends word of the "secret release" of his "LVL-8 Camo Jungle" - currently available here for US$150 each. Limited to only 15pcs and sized 8-inches tall, Erick also mentioned; "This is actually the 3rd 8" release. The last time I released one of these was '08 or '09."
So the question would be: Is 3A Toys' CHOCO HUNTER TQ(A) Purchasable? Or (B) A Gift? … Although I reckon some fan might insist the sales of the piece might be a "gift" for folks … and of course (C) Would there be a "variant edition" if indeed it goes on sale?
Stay tuned for product availability details (if any), or go stake out Bambalandstore.com come Easter Friday April 18th and cross your fingers! :p
KaijuMonsteR Gallery and HELLTOYS Present "Behemoth" Group Custom Show @ Concrete Gallery, Amsterdam (May 2 launch)
Participating artists include: ANÜSTES / Jon-Paul Kaiser / Barbatos / MAp-MAp / Dolly Oblong / Greg Mishka / DonP / Francesco De Molfetta / Flawtoys / Brent Nolasco / Stan Grograou / Josh Pearce / Gumtaro / PixelKaiju / GUUMON / Plaseebo / Masayoshi Hanawa / Todd Robertson / Helltoys / SpankyStokes / Hints and Spices / ukyDaydreamer / Javier Jiménez / Charlotte Wagemaker = quite an eclectic line-up indeed! An while I've since posted the piece by Plaseebo, here a quick preview at some other splendid-looking pieces!
Above-Left: Mecha-Behemoth by Todd Robertson
Above-Right: MPA-Behemoth by Anüstes Mpa
Bottom-Left: Hanawa-Behemoth by Masayoshi Hanawa
Bottom-Right: Dark Ganesh Behemoth by Josh Pearce
Below: Behemoth vs Gizalla painting by Gumtaro
Process video for Delano Garciao's poster for the GOJIRA! show, presented by Blunt Graffix (via), with video by Kamio Media! 2 Color Ways x 2 Chase Editions on Variant Paper available:
Orange on Natural Paper: Edition of 40
Red on Natural Paper: Edition of 20
Orange on Manilla Paper: Edition of 9
Red on Manilla Paper: Edition of 9.
(Cheers for the headsup Kyle!)
Out of all the movie Godzilla toys to be released (and I've blogged a few about them) from Bandai, there are two which grabbed at my attention and have my undivided interests: CHIBI Godzilla and MUTO! The two battling behemoths has been captured in "Super Deformed"-mode - looking like gashapon/capsule toys - now blister carded and available to invade your kawaii-loving hearts! LOL
"GODZILLA 2014 MOVIE FIGURE 2-PACKS – SRP $6.99: Godzilla takes on an anime look with these highly collectible chibi-style figures! Two different 2-Packs available, each includes one (1) Godzilla in a different pose and one (1) Muto." -reported ToyArk.See the rest of the products posted on Movie Web (Source).
"Hellboy's Wish" is Martin Hsu's contribution to Hellboy’s 20th Anniversary Art Show opening May 2nd @ Hero Complex Gallery. Sized 11” x 14” / acrylic on paper - check out full WIPs on his Tumblr, and feel free to enquire via firstname.lastname@example.org for availability!
He might "only" be a Sith Lord to some folks, but to others, he might well be the subject of abject idolatry … witness "OUR FATHER" by Sket-One!"As an artist I am starting to grow from just doing custom toys to bigger and stronger ideas. This piece along with my “Sketinguishers” are the genesis of whats to come. I will still create custom toys, of course, but really want to expand my work into a higher realm of creation and ideas. This piece is huge it’s heavy and has been in the works for years, and I am finally bringing it out to the public." -Sket One *(via).
Sized 16”W x 25”H x 8”D and weighing in at 10lbs, this BLACK Edition Resin Sculpt is limited to only 25 pieces! Available to purchase via Sket-one.com from April 18th, 2014. Priced listed is US$999.00 (excluding shipping).
As well prints and limited edition prayer candles will also be released April 18th via www.runx1.com - Have a very Happy Imperial Sith Easter, folks! LOL
Monster Kolor's "The Monster Brawl Show" launched April 12th, featuring the combined customization talents of Jay222Toys, Miscreation Toys and Plaseebo (pieces shown below), all painted using Monster Kolors! Their pieces have since been listed on for sale via www.monsterkolorstore.com, so give it a check and pick up your favs!
The 3rd official trailer for "X-Men: Days of Future Past" spells out what to expect for the live-action feature film, with the storyline adapted from the graphic novel storyline of the same name. No worries if you missed reading it tho, this trailer will get you on track ~ heh. (The self-wallowing Xavier is a hoot lol)
As well I really appreciate the new(ly) seen images/sequences, and not just a wholesale rehash of earlier trailers, IMHO. Check out more screengrabs posted HERE on XMENonFILM :)
Source: Topless Robot
ADDED: An "Alternate Trailer" featuring slightly different scenes:
From The Philippines comes Doctor Karayom, who offers up a 7" tall resin sculpture dubbed "GRADE 3 : JOJO" … Looks like the popular Jollibee fast food mascot is going back to grade school!
Priced at only US$6 and in an edition of 50pcs, folks interested are to contact him direct via email@example.com.
In anticipation to The Amazing Spider-Man 2 film premiering soon, Hot Toys introduces the new 1/6th scale Spider-Man Collectible Figure, and amidst the studio product images is one where Spidey is wearing civilian-wear over his spandex = pointing to perhaps a plot/story-point? I'm eager to find out! Haha
Check out more product pics posted below, and as well two snaps of the film's director Marc Webb, along with the Producers, Matt Tolmach and Avi Arad, clutching the 1/6th-scaled figure (taken while they were in Tokyo, Japan for The Amazing Spider-Man 2 press conference)!
PARTIAL PRESS: "The movie-accurate Spider-Man collectible is specially crafted based on the image of Spider-Man in the film. It features a newly developed Spider-Man suit, highly detailed accessories, and figure stand with flexible pillar for dynamic posing. A special edition that is available for selected markets will include an additional 1/6th scale plutonium canister and a specially designed Spider-Man artwork cover for dynamic figure stand."
And so the "mystery" of their first ever platform toy has been solved (sorta) with the form revealed to be Sket-One's DRIPPLE (montaged above-right in it's previous incarnation from Bad Juju), in an upcoming Kickstarter campaign from Mighty Jaxx, featuring designs from MAD and MR Shane Jessup, KaNO … and seen here are teasers from Andrew Bell, Luke Chueh, Seen and Huck Gee. Sket-One's club wielding character is featured up top!
Mighty Jaxx has also just released a free app with access to information, new releases and updates, as well purchase direct. Head on to play.google.com to check it out!
Kerry Dyer has listed up her remaining Mole XL and Molehill (ToyConUK Exclusive) to www.kerrydyer.bigcartel.com along with "a couple of new customs and a few other little bits and pieces…" Shown here are all three colors of Mole XL and of the Molehill chase figures.
Menh Voong of BeeFy & Co. sends word of their 2 x exclusives to be launched at WonderCon 2014 available via Booth #1043 -starting with the above-featured Jade Bad Bad Buddha "Spirit" Edition! This 7" inch tall piece is in a limited edition of only 24pcs, priced at US$188. This is the 2nd colorway released."Each piece are packaged in a Matte black gift box with the BBB logo in Golden Foil. The interior is made with a golden cloth wrapped around a secure foam cushion, which is cut to fit the piece firmly in place and keeping it well protected."
From their "Adventures of Ryupoo" line comes the 6th plush to be released - Say hello to "Elipoo"! Standing 9" tall and priced at US$25 per, Elipoo is limited to an edition of 100pcs.