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Jimbot’s Idiot Box Show Paintings

Jimbot sent us photos of his two submissions for the Gallery 1988 "Idiot Box" show that opens on April 2nd.

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"A is for Android"
Size: 14x18 inches
Medium: Acrylic on Masonite panel

This piece shows what the A-Team would look like if they were all robots...and if the "A" in A-Team stood for "Android".

ALF-Painting

"Grape Soda Teardrops"
From: "ALF" Season 1, Episode 3
Size: 9.75x12 inches
Medium: Acrylic on Masonite panel

This piece shows the scene from the episode where ALF is running away because they think ALF ate the family cat. He is going to find the cat and bring it back to them. While he was writing his goodbye letter, he spilled some grape soda on the paper, and called them teardrops.

DGPH Mostro Show

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DGPH will be presenting MOSTRO, their first exhibition of 2009 in Argentina. The show consists of new paintings and artwork with a kaiju theme. It opens at the Diente de Oro Store on April 1st at 8PM.

Sand Baby Castaways

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The Sand Baby Castaways by Glenda Rolle are limited edition 12" collectible dolls. Each figure is sand filled and coated, with the limbs attached with rusty eye hooks and one working blinky eye. Each figure comes shipped in a RESCUED crate, and includes an SOS in a bottle message (signed and numbered by Glenda Rolle).

The Sand Baby Castaways are limited to a run of 100 pieces and should retail around $150 each. For wholesale inquiries, contact DKE Toys.

REVIEW: Canned Haminal Plush

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Background

Canning average pigs is certainly a messy and time consuming task, since they are far too big to fit in a can. At last, this problem is no more. By condensing the cuteness of several ham-related animals, we have successfully created a canned-ham animal or…Haminal.

Crystal Chesney-Thompson created her Haminal character as a combination of pig, hamster and guinea pig – perfect for canning. A few years back, she released that character as a cute pink plush. And after selling out the first run of plushies in back to back San Diego Comic Cons, Crystal has released version two of the Haminal plush.

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Packaging

The Haminal packaging is the best we have seen for a plush figure. It’s “squeezed” (actually it fits perfectly) into a Spam-like plastic can. All four sides of the packaging have entertaining reading as well as fun illustrations. On one side are the nutritional facts, while the other contains serving instructions.  On the rear of the container is a recipe as well as the information from above.

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Squadt Nozzel S1 Release Info

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Jamungo has set the release date of their Squadt Nozzel S1 for March 30th at 12:00 Noon (Central Standard Time). You'll be able to pick this piece up via their special webstore.

This 6" tall vinyl figure will be limited to 100 pieces. It includes a Cloth Parka, 2 sets of arms, weapon and removable helmet. And will run $65 (including worldwide shipping).

I think that's a great price for a fun looking figure. I like the direction Jamungo is going with this character and line.

Mollusc Flesh Eaters

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Onorio Depiro has recently been working on a small run of hand-cast resin pieces which will soon be available exclusively at WizardSleeveToys.com. Each 4" tall hand-cast and painted Mollusc Flesh Eater is a zombie snail. There will only be 4 of these figures available, so keep an eye out for release date and pricing info.

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MMSDX01 – The Joker

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Hot Toys has unveiled more details of their MMSDX01 - The Joker figure. This 1/6 scaled villain masquerading as a Police Honor Guard is dressed in a highly detailed police uniform and features a metallic flag badge, embossed badges and an M1 Garand. Plus, the figure has a Joker head sculpt (minus the makeup) which captures his cold stare and horrific smile truly to his appearance in The Dark Knight movie.

April Gallery Show at Lulubell Toys: ATOMIK‏


Lulubell Toy Bodega in Tucson, AZ is excited to announce that their April Gallery show is a solo exhibition by ATOMIK. The opening reception takes place on Saturday, April 4th from 6PM until 9PM. Any unsold pieces will be available for sale online beginning Sunday, April 5th at 10PM PST. The show runs through April 29th, with gallery viewing hours of Tuesday through Saturday, from noon until 6PM.

REVIEW: The Green Lantern – Hal Jordan – TCF

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Background

Tonner Doll Company has continued adding characters to their DC Stars line with the recent release of the Green Lantern Tonner Character Figure. Like the previous figures in the line, they have focused on the Silver Age version of the comic book superhero.

While there have been several individuals who have portrayed the Green Lantern, the most well known is Hal Jordan (from the Silver Age). Jordan, a founding member of the Justice League of America, was a test pilot who was given a power ring by a dying alien.

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Packaging

The Green Lantern TCF comes packaged in Tonner’s DC Stars styled box. Since the figure uses their superhero style body, Tonner packages this piece in their slightly larger box. As with all of their TCF products, this figure is secured using Styrofoam and ribbons, has accessories packaged in separate bags, and has plastic and a hairnet protecting the piece.

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Clear Skulloctopus From Outer Space

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Bob Conge and Plaseebo Customs are set to offer the first Plaseebo vinyl edition to be produced in Japan. This clear vinyl edition of the "Skulloctopus From Outer Space" will debut at the "Kaiju Comrades" show opening at the Ghetto Gallery this weekend in Tokyo. It will be a show exclusive ultra limited colorway edition of 10 pieces. The vinyl is breathtakingly crystal clear, as can only be made in Japan. The piece is a 3" unpainted clear vinyl with red glass inset eyes and an internal color changing LED unit.

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