Ah, Lulubell how I love thee. One of my favorite toy crews. Amy, Luke, Dave and the rest of the gang are crazy, weird, awesome and they make cool toys.
James Groman painted by Dave
Bella Muerta by Evil Dave x Grody Shogun. I really like the paint application on these guys. Evil Dave did an amazing job. His tattoo skills translate well to vinyl. I purchased this first one below.
Neo Japan by RESTORE. I wasn't feeling this toy until I saw it in person. I just found it odd that he would have this Guyver suit with no helmet. He's a Yakuza with a giant sword (with a chisel grind) wearing a Guyver type suit. A helmet would have been awesome but that would cover up the amazing and i mean amazing paint application on the head. it's superb. The level of detail on this figure is insane. The sword has a tiny peg that flips out so you can insert into a hole on is back for easy transport.
Justin Hateball with his new figure ZineWolf in conjunction with Luke. I'm a big fan of Justin's and this figure is really interesting. It has a giant head that sits on top of a smaller figure and uses magnets to secure it. The marbled vinyl and concept are really great.
I kept on referring to this figure as a grandma. Justin said it's actually him wearing the same beanie. But to the casual observer, it looks like granny glasses and hair in a bun, right?
Also apologies in advance for any artist that had their toys at Lulubell and I didn't capture either the toys or their name. Lulubell constantly changed their tables several times a day so it's a bit hard to keep up.
Talk about a crazy booth. Too much madness for such a confined space! Kozik, Skinner, Greg Mishka and L'amour Supreme? Insanity...! Love these guys.
Krawluss by Skinner x Mutant Vinyl Hardcore. I need to get one of these.
Mishka Ape painted by DLUX i believe
Custom Cave Guard by Dave Healey x Mishka tattooed by L'amour
The power couple Skinner x Kristie. Big Anniversary...!!
Kozik is the best.
BAIT x Mindstyle. I missed my chance to take a picture with the larger than life MD Young. Bummer. But we do have a picture of Emi with her own Onamori Doll in her likeness above. Probably the best toy at the booth.
This fucking Raccoon from Legends of the Galaxy was everywhere this year. Seem like each booth had this Raccoon.
These vinyl figures had some hype behind them. Supposedly it's an attempt to take Funko styling and put it into a sofubi toy. The rumor is that Hiddy from Secret Base actually did some consulting for MD and helped him teach workers in China on how to make sufubi using Japanese techniques. I'm a bit skeptical but I find it interesting. Personally not feeling these.
These Daft Punk figures are kinda cool, but I didn't realize how big they were. Like the size of a watermelon. Not cheap either as you can see. Make em 4" tall and sell 10,000 units.
Ron English fat cereal mascots. You've seen 'em before.
I love checking out Sideshow at Con. It's an orgy of amazing, highly detailed figures and statues. Like these Space Marines done in conjunction with Klim of Big Shot Toyworks. First time i've seen them in person and i'm blown away. Something like 500 pieces with LEDs and the works. The handgun on this guy which I neglected to take a picture of is amazing. I can hardly wait. Raynor below is already in production and Tychus above is the next version coming.
These are Klim's buddies at Sidehow responsible for the Space Marine. look at the size of this thing!
Sideshow had a new section dedicated to there horror statues. Premium format and extremely detailed. Reminds me of Nirasawa's work.
Transformer Premium format. Too big to put behind acrylic? Thank you. makes for better pictures.
Captain Harlock looks great. Can sit on the throne.
Rhino from Amazing Spiderman 2. Wow.. this guy is very impressive. It's 1/6 scale, but seriously the size of a toddler. Incredible detail.
Usually not a huge fan of NECA, but this year they showed off a few toys of note. Taking a slight cue from Sideshow, these Halo and Batman figures are highly detailed and big as in "Premium" format. Not sure exactly, but guessing 16". Pretty cool.
Same goes for the larger Pacific Rim mechs. very cool and would dominate any shelf.
Also kind of interesting for you Predator fans out there is a new series of your favorite Alien killer in what looks like different versions of Predator from different worlds or something? Predator cousins. Always interesting to see variant Predators.
Lastly, they had this giant Alien Queen. This thing was big. Like small dog big. A must for all the Alien fans.