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Ledbetter’s Sluggadon Colorways

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Joe Ledbetter's Sluggadon - a member of Wonderwall's Kaiju For Grownups line - will be released in a few alternate colorways.  The Pink and Clear Blue versions will both be released in March and limited to 100 pieces each.

New Flatwoods Monsters

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David Horvath has posted a few of the last new versions of his Flatwoods Monster vinyl figures.  From Wonderwall.  Look for a review of this creation within the next week or so.  Another very cool figure from the Kaiju for Grownups line.

New Show at Wootini Gallery

Name of Artist: Ray Tolan and Brian Plaster
Medium: Mixed 2D and 3D, Metal, Found Objects, etc.

For the past few years at Wootini, people have asked "Who made created the ceiling in the gallery?" Well, now's your chance to meet "him".  Ray Tolan has been worked on augmenting living spaces and creating amazing art pieces by warping all manner of things into incredible creations for over 20 years.  With similar tools, and a different style, Brian Plaster (Winner of the Dunny Azteca competition) is known around town for his designs at the Wine Bar and "The Dwell house", his art shows at his gallery/workshop "Room", among many other projects.

March 9th to April 9th
Opening March 9th 7-11pm

Wootini
200 N. Greensboro St.
Carr Mill Mall
Carrboro, NC 27510

Extreme Jeero Makeover

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It might not be extreme, but Jeero has received a little makeover.  Has he been working out?  David Horvath announced on his blog that the Uglydoll you see on the right will be what Jeero looks like from here on out.  Since it's truer to the drawings of the character, I'm liking this change.

mimoco’s Core vimobot Series

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mimoco’s first Pure Vinyl Art Toy series is here - the Core vimobot
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.  The 4" tall vinyl line might look familiar...they are the same as the Core Series of mimobots (the designer USB flash drives) designed by Mexican artist Yahid "Serial Killer" Rodríguez. They will be presented in a blind assortment and limited to an edition of 2,000.  Also, a blank (white) vimobot will be avalable to customize...with an upcoming contest to realize your dream of being a toy designer.

Ruth ASV Artwork

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Upper Deck has posted the original artwork of their Babe Ruth All-Star Vinyl figure.  As you can see, they had removed the NY logo from Ruth's jersey (since he never wore the jersey that featured the logo).  I'm looking forward to seeing what the sculpt looks like.

Carnival Cartoons at NYCC

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Jared Deal sent us photos of the booth Carnival Cartoons shared with kaNO (showcasing his Moneygrip vinyl figure).  They were showing off the new Harriet Carney vinyl...as well as some customized Buzz Carney figures.

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The above custom Buzz pieces are done by: Jesse Hernandez, kaNO, Rino Valente (an Italian tattoo artist) and Jason Levesque.

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2.5″ Qee OXOP Series 3

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Lovers of Toy2R's Qee line should be excited by the 3rd series of OXOP 2.5" Qees.  With names like Ledbetter, Attaboy, Taxali, Soto, etc. lending their art to the line, collectors should be pleased.  Look for a release date in the March/April range.

400% Boba Fett Kubrick

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Well, I tried to use Babel Fish to translate the details of the 400% Boba Fett Kubrick produced by Medicom Toys.  It didn't work very well, but I think I got most of the bare details...it was released today and is limited to 2,007 pieces.  It's the Return of the Jedi version...a little darker green.

REVIEW: I.W.G. Mini Rocket Ship

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Background

We were lucky enough to get our paws on one of Rocket World’s I.W.G. Mini Rocket Ships.  With 3 versions available – Classic Galactic Silver, Future Eco-Green and Covert Black Limited Edition – you’ll need to pick one up for your mini I.W.G. figures.  Produced by STRANGEco, the official Launch Party will take place March 9th at the Rocket World Gallery in San Francisco.

The story behind the rocket ship goes something like this:  The Astral Overseers gave the Insurgents Wilderness Gruppo a fleet of rocket ships to help fight the bad human poachers.  The rockets are fueled on ordinary garbage (with zero-pollutant emission…Al Gore would be proud).  Each of the rockets hold at least one mini figure (as well as human bones).

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Packaging

One word describes the box each and every I.W.G. Mini Rocket Ship is packaged in: retro.  From the font to the drawings to the style of the box…everything screams retro.

The rocket and mini figure are packaged in a plastic tray within the heavy cardboard box.  It does a good job protecting what is a somewhat delicate piece.

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