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Sketbots Are On The Way

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On October 15th,  be sure to look out for Kidrobot's Sketbots.
To celebrate the release of Sket's new Kidrobot mini series, there will be a show in New Haven!  Channel 1 will be hosting Authentic Happiness-November 17th, Sket invite everyone to come share a night of Sketbots art, toys, customs and giveaways.

REVIEW: Sam Fout’s Project:Neptoon

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Background

In the year 2526…Mankind has eradicated all human life from the galaxy.  Earth’s animals have formed national teams and launched their space arks into the cosmos…Unable to reach peaceful agreement, the teams construct crude arenas on surrounding moons.  There they organize battles and competitions for the total control of the last inhabitable planet…Neptune.

Sam Fout’s Project:Neptoon line is from Playstix – the vinyl toy brand from Play Imaginative.  Fout has created comics revolving around the story’s main characters.  They are also developing scripts to tell the story through motion pictures and television.

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Packaging

The figures come in two different sizes, meaning that there are two separate boxes…depending on the size of the figure.  Each window-front box is individualized depending on the figure that is packaged inside.  There is a photo of the character and information about that character. 

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The Figures

There are six total figures in the Project:Neptoon line.  They are split evenly into two different sizes – 4” and 6”.  The 6” tall figures are Major Walter E. Ripper (2), Special Agent Kakudji (2) and Number Three (1).  The 4” tall figures are Captain Jack Maddox (3), Number One (3) and Cadet Clyde Olson (3).  (Points of articulation in parentheses)

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John K.’s Butt-Nakeds

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I'm not sure if that is actually what John K. is calling this line of toys...but it's what he said in his blog.  While working on a Tenacious D video, John K. decided to bring the characters to life as toys.  Chris Peterson has sculpted Jack and Kyle based on John's drawings.  They're looking pretty cool, thus far.

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Letterpressed Presston

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The latest project for Brian Taylor (of Rustboy fame) appears to be working with Letterpressed on a toy design of Presston (designed by Taylor).  Mark from Letterpressed is planning on producing the figures on his own.  The piece will be a single piece (no articulation) with 2 colorways (500 pieces of each).

Edward the Gator from Bwana Spoons

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Mark Nagata and Max Toy Company are hooking up with Bwana Spoons to bring us Edward the Gator - a soft vinyl figure.  The above photo is only the wax sculpt, so the final product is bound to differ.  The figure will stand at 5 1/4" tall with a removable butterfly net and an opening shoulder bag. 

Win a Set of Blank Tamo Figures and a Blank Treeson

Here is your shot at winning a set of Taipei Toy Festival Exclusive blank Tamo figures.  That's 3 blank figures: i <3 toys, no battery required and vinyl hazard.  These are tough to get your hands on! 

Also...Crazy Label Toys has thrown in a blank version of the popular Treeson figure.  He has no face...so you can draw one on!

The contest will be run through our Message Board.  It will run through Monday, September 11th.  Just answer this one question: 

What's your favorite film?

2.5″ Qee Hong Kong Artists Series 1

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Toy2r is proud to release the First Qee series designed by Artists from Hong Kong. The 2.5" Qees have been designed by the following: Alex Lau, Alice Chan, Danny Chan, Husky Papa, Joe Lo, Kylie Kiu, Micky Chu, Pal Wong, Paul Wong, Paul Leung, TimTsui, RCWORK, Ultraman, Raymond Choy, Brothersfree - Kenny, Windson & William.  Look for them to be released in the fall.