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Mixy and Joe Packaging

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If you haven't seen the Mixy and Joe action figures from UK based comic designer Chronic Fatigue (and produced by Wheaty Wheat) - where have you been?  These figures definitely lend themselves to the designer scene with their unique zombie-like look.  Here are some sneak peeks as to what the packaging for these figures will be.  I am a big fan of the retro-carding...and the artwork is very cool.

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CONTEST: Win a Kidrobot 11 Set: Love and Hate

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3DRetro.com is sponsoring a very cool contest through the Plastic and Plush Discussion Board.  You can win a set of Love and Hate Kidrobot 11 figures.  These will make the perfect Valentine's Day gift (well...at least the Love figure will).  If you don't win one, remember that 3DRetro has these figures up for pre-order (release date is February 1st).  The contest ends February 4th (with a winner being announced February 5th).  Check out the Discussion Board Thread for more details.

Original Artwork from Chronic Fatigue

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Well here is a great chance at owning an original piece of artwork from Chronic Fatigue - the creator of the comic book about a zombie rabbit named Mixy.  In order to raise some funds for his upcoming Mixy and Joe action figures (produced by Wheaty Wheat), CF is selling off some of his original comic book artwork.  These are some samples, but contact CF at skinned_bunnies@yahoo.co.uk to inquire about available pieces.

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IWG Minis Rocket Ship Prototype

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Have you been wondering what the rocket ship that will house the Insurgents Wilderness Gruppo mini figure line will look like?  Rocket World had a very early prototype at this past summer's Comic Con.  Patrick has sent along some photos of the prototype in production.  Ooo...we can't wait for these to be finished!

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Shawnimals Love/Hate mimobots

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mimoco, makers of mimobot designer USB flash drives, and Chicago-based Shawnimals, creators of Ninjatown handmade plush have joined forces to release two care-free-but-lethal assassin Wee Ninja x mimobot characters affectionately known as LOVE / HATE.

The crossover collaboration, the first in mimoco’s artist series, yields a set of mimobot designer flash drives (edition of 333), and a super-limited set of matching 12” tall handmade Shawnimal plush (edition of 20).
The 20 sets of handmade LOVE / HATE Wee Ninja plush are available
exclusively to purchasers of 2GB LOVE / HATE mimobots through mimoco's online store.  The Wee Ninja x mimobots will be released on January 27th through mimoco’s online shop and retail partners Giant Robot (NY, LA, SF), Rotofugi (Chicago), and Karmaloop (Boston), who are hosting an in-store launch party and artist signing on February 17th.

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Rustboy from Android 8

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Android 8 has released their first original vinyl figure - Brian Taylor's Rustboy.  Those who have seen the Rustboy animation - and if you haven't, you should - or folks who just like cool vinyl figures will both appreciate this 7-inch tall character.  Rustboy has 7 points of articulation including moveable eyeballs.  The silver finish figure is exclusive to Android 8 and is limited to a run of 850 (look for the company to have a special NY Comic Con colorway as well).  Rustboy is running $50 plus shipping.

New Dunnys…Coming Soon

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February 2nd marks the launch of the LA Dunny series from Kidrobot.  Several of our sponsors will be stocking this line.   

3DRetro.com is already taking pre-orders for the blind boxed 3-inch tall figures.  FreeBento.com usually sells the opened packages so you know which figures you are receiving.

‘Rosy Red’ and ‘Tea For Two’ Encore Blythes

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"Rosy Red" and "Tea for Two," were two extremely popular dolls from the early days of Neo Blythe. Now they return as the Superior Blythe!  "Rosy Red Encore" will be available only at official Blythe shops whereas "Tea for Two Encore" will be available at general shops near you.  The make up and hair styles will be inherited from the original versions but the ENCORES come in rearranged fashion such as newly designed bags. The “Tea for Two Encore” will go on sale around April and the “Rosy Red Encore” will go on sale in May of this year.

McFarlane Snags Hanna-Barbera License

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McFarlane Toys has announced that they will be producing a new line of action figures based on several uber-popular characters from the Hanna-Barbera cartoon library.  The planned figures include Tom & Jerry, The Flintstones and Quickdraw McGraw (to start out with) and are set to launch in the summer. 

Genshi:Toy – Broken Heart Robot

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Later this year, Genshi:Toy will be releasing their first vinyl toy - Broken Heart Robot.  The figure will be 6 inches tall with a limited run of 750 pieces (there will also be 250 in a glow-in-the-dark version).  The selling price has not yet been decided, but look for this figure not to exceed $39.95.

There is also talk that a major TV network is interested in doing an animated series revolving around the backstory of the Broken Heart Robot.  Be on the lookout for Genshi:Toy's second figure - Kricky the Alien Frog.

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