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REVIEW: Samedi Marche Blythe


The winner of our Best Toy Line for the Females was everyone’s favorite
fashion doll – Blythe.  As you probably know, Blythe is a joint
production between, CWC, Hasbro and Takara.  They are referred to as
Neo-Blythes, since they are not the original line – released in the


The Samedi Marche Encore Doll was originally released in Asia in June
of 2004.  Hasbro has now made a limited number of figures available
through their online store - $89.99 apiece.  If you’re located in Asia
or Japan, you probably know that CWC’s online shop has a number of
dolls and accessories to choose from.

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Android 8 Exclusive: Astronaut Jesus


Not only will Android 8 be selling the black Opera Dude exclusive, but they also have an exclusive colorway of Doma's Astronaut Jesus.  This figure is produced by adFunture and has already been released in several different exclusive colors.  However, I believe this version is my favorite of the lot. I'm not really feeling the flocked versions, and this color scheme seems just right.  It'll be selling for $50 + shipping through the site...although, it's not up there email Glen at

Dehara’s Killer Tomato from Toy2R


We were introduced to Dehara and Toy2R's Killer Cabbage last week...this week it's Killer Tomato and Mini Tomato.  I'm actually liking these better than the cabbage figures.  What's next? A killer eggplant or yam?

Android 8 Exclusive: Black Opera Dude


Android 8 has a few new exclusives in stock.  We're all familiar with Tokyo Plastic's Opera Dude figure.  The white version was released during this past summer at Comic Con.  Android 8 has the black version available.  Opera Dude has poseable antennae and a swiveling eyeball.  And if you haven't seen the Sundance Award Winning animation, check it out here.  The figure will be selling for $30 + shipping.  You can contact to purchase one - until they get up on the site.

Attaboy’s Floating Submerged Postcard Book


Attaboy and Last Gasp Publishing are set to introduce a thirty-two page full-color book with removable, oversized postcards - perforated for
your pleasure.  Attaboy's maniacal undersea creatures and otherworldly vermin are
together here for the first time.  This postcard set features fans' favorite images seen the world over,
along with characters from Atta's Vinyl Toy and Plush line, including the Axtrx and Gooberry!

This is a
great gift to send anyone for their next goo-filled visual vacation.  A renegade toy designer whose goo-filled images glow with an eerie,
distrubed, childlike sensibility.  Atta's art has appeared in  numerous galleries, and his
books and prints  are sought after by young and bold. Enter the toof-decayed and festering
Yumfactory of Attaboy.

You can pre-order the Floating Submerged Postcard book from for $12.95.


Aragorn as Strider the Ranger

Sideshow Toys has introduced their first character from their 12-inch Lord of the Rings line.  Aragorn as Strider the Ranger is currently up for pre-order.  If you have seen the films, you realize that this is Aragorn from the first flick - The Fellowship of the Ring.  It's an amazing likeness of Viggo Mortensen.  Sideshow has raised their prices a little for this line, as Aragorn is selling for $64.99.


Toy Fair 2006: Less than a Month


Toy Fair 2006 is less than a month away and we will be there covering everything.  Well not really everything.  There are like a million booths and I'm pretty sure none of my readers care about baby dolls who wet themselves or the latest board games for the 3-7 year old crowd.  But I will be covering all things relevant.  So be on the lookout for loads of new toy prototypes...this is where we find out what will be hot for the rest of the year.

MAD*L minis?


If you check out Wheaty Wheat's site, you might have seen an ad for MAD*L minis.  We must wait until Toy Fair, when these will be previewed.  When MAD*Ls first launched, I remember seeing smaller, keychain-like MAD*Ls.  I'm not sure if that will be what is introduced...or if it will simply be mini-figures.  It will be interesting to see what designs MAD comes up with.

Mini Treehouse Naal


STRANGEco presents Nathan Jurevicius' Mini Treehouse series of vinyl figure.

Naal is the first character in the series - a determined keeper of the
mushroom patch. Naal’s ultrasonic helmet listens for the sound of any
unwanted shroom-spiders and once engaged in battle, Naal furiously
defends his plantation decked in robot arms, war pipe and visor. 

comes complete with a complement of accessories for both his Action
Hero and Mushroom Lover forms, including 2 separate helmets, arms and
pipes, as well as 2 mushrooms and a small family of shroom-spiders.

Look for both the Red and Green versions are 6 inches tall and made of soft vinyl.


The Carney’s Buzz


Buzz is set to be the first vinyl toy launched by Carnival CartoonsJared Deal and Garnet Syberg-Olsen are the artists responsible for Carnival Cartoons.  They have combined to create some amazing artwork as well as some hilarious animations.  Buzz can by seen in the "Carneys" promo on their animation page.

Look for the vinyl figure to land sometime in late January or early February.  He is limited to 250 hand numbered figures (complete with a certificate signed by both artists and the sculptor) and should retail in the $65 area.  There are also plans for Carnival Cartoons to produce more Carneys characters.