Eric Christian also known as urban artist "NoAH" celebrates the birthday of Yuri from Korean girl group "Girls Generation" / SNSD, with a wall mural, done in Bandung, along Viadeuk Street, Indonesia … I have this distinct feeling Eric is a fan of SNSD… Heh.
Meawhile, here are some more images to gawk at, and feel free to head on over to his blogpost to view and read more.
"Did i mention that I WONT EVER AGAIN make another custom Greasebat? so this can be your grial on that Greasebat collection? or maybe your only Greasebat ever?" -tempts Chauskoskis.
This thing is MASSIVE as you saw in the gallery! Check out the video below!
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Are you sold yet on DX Watermelon Arms? Share your thoughts in our discussion thread!
TokuNation.com contributor baltmatrix received the DX Watermelon Arms figure and took a series of photographs showcasing not only the size of this toy, but just how cool it is!
Check out all 24 images of this massive toy in the gallery by clicking here!
Is this a must-own for your Kamen Rider Gaim collection, or is this an easy pass? Check out the pictures and let us know!
And a new logo.
I don't want to reveal TOO much, but if you guys have questions before the launch, I'll do my best to answer them. For those who have already asked questions and are awaiting answers, I'm still working on them.
I went to Batam the previous weekend and scored me some toys. One of them was a "Bootleg" Gundam, and I liked, nay, LOVED it so much, I reviewed it on video MUAHAHAHAHA :)
Seen on the "retrospective" shelves for Power Rangers Toys from Bandai at the weekend launch of 20 Rangers for 20 Years at the Toy Art Gallery, is this line up of "Tokyo Vinyl Rangers" (image swiped from Corey Gibson) - designed by TOUMA and looking pretty much awesome. We've seen some of them at ToyFair 2013 tho, new unveiled with a new trio, including the Green Ranger!
I absolutely adore the initial MegaForce Red and Blue Rangers (Thanks again Caro!!!!!) and cross my fingers of the new line-up are not exclusive to America's Toys'R'Us tho … looking forward to the day when we could find these on Singapore toy-shelves.
The sad thing is, this would probably be how I would look like, if I attempted to cosplay as the Red Power Ranger lor … seen at the 20 Rangers for 20 Years show at Toy Art Gallery launched over the weekend = this has to be my favouritest interpretation thus far!
Customized from a 31" tall Ranger figure from Jakks Pacific, this particular piece is strangely not listed for sale on TAG's sales page … any pointers as to "who" did this particular piece, would be appreciated, thanks! (don't need to tell me how to get this chubby, I've got that covered lol)
(photographs by @Vampybitme / Corey Gibson / Dahveed Kolodny-Nagy / Kirby Morris).
Also seen are the E.L.S 01 Kachidoki Energy Lock Seed which allows Gaim to obtain this new form. And we get a first look at the new DJ Gun weapon. These items are both scheduled for release in March at 2000 yen for the Seed and 5500 yen for the DJ Gun.
Following my earlier sneak peek feature, Lisa Rae Hansen let's loose a couple of more peeks at her "Heavy Metal Wookie" - which has since revealed to be a one-off custom of a vintage original Kenner Chewbacca, on sale this Thursday December 13th at ibreaktoys.storenvy.com. And while no price is mentioned, I am sure folks here would be interested to score this via a limited run resin cast series, yes? Rock-ON!
Custom Previews / Toy Retrospective / Mural by Meggs for "20 Rangers for 20 Years" @ Toy Art Gallery (Dec 7-8)
Above-right: Josh Mayhem
Below-left: hand-knit Power Ranger by Olek
Below-right: Scott Tolleson (cute kid does not come with)
This is an all-Power Rangers blogpost, featuring above customs of the 30" tall on show at Toy Art Gallery, ready for the "20 Rangers for 20 Years" show launching December 7 and exhibiting thru to Dec 8th, and directly below are images of the display by Bandai for a retrospective of the 20-year history of Power Rangers via toys!
And right at the bottom, we have a video to share, featuring the "Making Of" a Power Rangers Anniversary mural by House of Meggs. You can visit the mural for the next few months at it's location @ 7753 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046
(Images via @toyartgallery & event organizers @sweetstreetsla)
Launched at Art Basel in Miami over the weekend, was "TRASHed Miami" by Kidrobot x Global Inheritance, whereby invited artists redesigned a miniature recycling bin, meant to promote recycling in Miami. Check out some snaps of the finished work, from a variety of participating artists (most images courtesy of @kidrobot). Seen above-right is @nickgazin, holding the custom-base in question :)
Above custom by Jerkface @incarceratedjerkfaces
Middle custom by Carson Catlin @carsoncatlin
Below custom by Galen McKamy @galenmckamy
Above custom by Greg Mishka @gregmishka
Above custom by J*RYU @sniperjryu (check out the instagram video here)
Above custom by Linda Le / VAMPY @vampybitme
Above custom by Juston Lechko @justonlechko
What started out as a custom piece 9circa 20110, now turned into a production 8-inch tall vinyl from Kidrobot, is this YETI DUNNY by Eric Pause of PAUSE Design. Pretty sure nobody expected this to be made enmasse, did they? Kudos to KR for going beyond their dunny-norm and making this happen haha
Priced US$59.99, and limited to 250pcs - 1 in 6 is a chase (seen snaps below from @kidrobot - it's the black colorway, in case you need it pointed out ;p). Do check in with your fav retailers for availability.
STORY: "Normally a peaceful, timid creature, the Great North American Yeti is seldom seen outside his cozy suburban home. However, when its territory is encroached upon the Yeti can become extremely protective and in some cases even violent."
Vault and I have accumulated a number of NECA toys of late (with hopefully more on the way, I’m looking at you ED-209!), so we thought it might be a good time to kick off another week of reviews! But we need a better name than NECA WECA 2 since you have to say “NECA” wrong to get it to rhyme? We are open to clever suggestions, my brilliant readers!
I’m kicking things off with one of my favorite new toys this month, the Hive Wars Predator from Series 10, the Kenner based series. These Kenner figures are evil, by the way. When I first started collecting the Alien & Predator lines from NECA, I was happy because, one, they’re awesome, and two, they were a relatively small investment. A Xenomorph. A City Hunter. A Jungle Hunter. A Dutch. Some Colonial Marines. A few other key characters, maybe, then you’re out. NECA had other plans.
NECA’s Predator line had already established itself as a great line by crunching through the Lost Tribe of Predators seen at the end of Predator 2. There were some cool figures there, but I was okay to pass on them. I waited, and was really happy when the ball-joints hips replaced the v-crotches and I scored a great pair of the Predators from the first two films. I was good. I kinda wanted Big Red (I still do… I need to track one down), because he looked neat. He stood out from the Lost Tribe to me because he was a little more “toyetic” to me. But I was good, I had my two. I didn’t need the legion of others, cool though they may be.
And then NECA went for the jugular. If you’re my age, or even a little older and a fair bit younger, chances are you had more than a few Kenner figures. I had tons: Super Powers. The Dark Knight Collection, The Real Ghostbusters, Batman & Superman TAS, RoboCop & the Ultra Police, Terminator, M.A.S.K., Chuck Norris Karate Kommandos, Centurions, The Shadow, Play-Doh. Heck, I had a Care Bear or two. I’ll admit it. And, oh yeah, a little thing called Star Wars. You’ve probably heard of it.
A few mega-hits from the “Big Two” aside, Kenner owned the boy’s aisle from the late 70s to early 90s, particularly when it came to licensed toys. And included in that list above but held back for dramatic purposes is, of course, Aliens & Predator. The great thing about that era of toys, and some collectors will balk at this I know, but the toys were… toys. It wasn’t always about articulation, scale, accuracy, all these things that I think are important today – I didn’t care much about back then. If Caramel-Spinkick Batman or Screamin’ Winston Zeddemore was fun, I was happy. And if a Predator looked cool in baby blue? So be it.
Which brings me back to NECA. While I still really want to see NECA make Harrigan or Keyes in his containment suit, I respect the importance (& need, really) of having to reuse molds. Repaints have always been a toy company’s best friend, but moreso now than ever. And some smart reuse goes along way. With the Lost Tribe complete, NECA looked to an even deeper well for inspiration and they came back with a simple conclusion: If a Predator looks cool in blue, so be it. Continue to Page 2…