If you're planning on attending the Sportcard and Memorabilia Expo at the Toronto International Center, you'll want to pick up the Sidney Crosby All-Star Vinyl Black Edition. Sales will begin at the Upper Deck booth on the afternoon of Friday May 5th. Limited quantities will be made available each day through Sunday (a run of 250 pieces), limited to one figure per customer while supplies last. It'll run you $100 (CAD)...cash only, exact change.
Rolito and Toy2R have hooked up for another version of the artist’s Rolitoboy figure. Rolitoboy Love Nature Green Edition is the French artist’s eco-friendly take on his big-headed character. He’s back again with his see-through head and his two bird friends.
The unique plastic packaging is both display-friendly as well as easy to open and reopen. There are four plastic push tabs that allow you to reseal the figure in the packaging.
Tonner Doll Company has posted some photos of their first four Spider-Man 3 prototypes. The Tonner Character Figures (TCF) are approximately 17" tall with 14 points of articulation. The first four figures will be Spider-Man, Peter Parker, Mary Jane Watson and Gwen Stacy. Some things might change, since they do not have the final studio approval.
Is there a better way to celebrate NFL Draft weekend than by reading a review of McFarlane Toys NFL Sports Picks? I think not. Every sports fan should have at least one McFarlane figure…preferably a player from your favorite team.
Series 14 includes a lineup of 6 of the top young players in the game: Larry Johnson (Chiefs), Reggie Bush (Saints), Antonio Gates (Chargers), Troy Polamalu (Steelers), Steve Smith (Panthers), Shaun Alexander (Seahawks).
The line is packaged in the traditional McFarlane style clamshell plastic packaging. Unless you are going to be displaying them, most collectors hate clamshell. It usually takes a good pair of scissors and some time to get to the figure. Although, it’s probably the best option for collectors who want to leave their prize in the package.
Brendan Tang, a ceramic artist based in Western Canada, sent in some photos of his custom ceramic work. He'll be recognized in the ceramic trade journal - Ceramics Monthly - as one of their emerging artists. His work is heavily influenced by manga, anime and the boom in designer vinyl toys. It's great to see the designer vinyl scene influencing artists from other mediums.
Limited "Garden Graves" Giclee Print by Parskid
Ningyo Project: Gosho Doll - Kozik
Ningyo Project: Gosho Doll - Dalek
Liberty by Erick Scarecrow
PhuEk! has submitted photos of his latest custom Qee figure - the Centennial.
The Centennial a single-seated light anti-infantry walker. It has twin jet thrusters on the back for small boost in mobility. The retractor claw is used to pickup heavy objects that obstruct its way. It's role was to accompany Rebel Scouts as mechanized support and was able to operate in most terrain.
Wheaty Wheat Studios is reporting that Chris Lee's newest character from the Urbanites - Mellow - will be available beginning in May. There were some factory issues this year, but if you own a WWS product...you know that the company strives for high quality products (i.e. perfection). So which Mellow are you going to pick up?
Starting from the right, with the green jello accessory, is the standard Mellow. This variant will be limited to 660 figures and like all the variants, it will be hand numbered. The SRP for this figure is $69.99 and will be found at most of your local vinyl retailers. This figure will be released near the end of May.
Second from the right is Marshmellow (white variant) and comes with a S'mores accessory. This figure will be limited to only 300 figures. The SRP for this figure is $79.99 and is a 3DRetro exclusive. This will be released at the end of May as well.
The second from the left is Licorice & Love (black variant) and comes with a red jello accessory. This figure is the rarest of the variants, limited to only 84 figures. Each will be hand numbered and has a SRP of $89.99. Licorice & Love will only be available from myplasticheart.
Last but definitely not least is the Sherpa Mellow (flocked variant) with orange jello. It is limited to only 180 figures, and will only be found at Pink Ghost & Friends. Similar to the Licorice & Love variant, the Sherpa Mellow will be released in June.