Necessaries Toy Foundation, Toy Reviews

REVIEW: Mark Ryden’s YHWH

Background Mark Ryden is one of the most popular contributors to the lowbrow art scene. And since there is such crossover between the designer toy world and lowbrow art, for years, collectors have been clamoring for some sort of original...

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2009 SDCC

SDCC 2009: Merit International

Merit International's San Diego Comic Con booth featured figures are artwork from Dez Einswell's Doodle Barn. While we've seen several of the products before, the little figures in the glass cans were something new to me. Our SDCC Merit Int'l...

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2009 SDCC, Hot Toys, Sideshow Toys

SDCC 2009: Sideshow

The Sideshow booth was yet again one of the busiest at San Diego Comic Con. The booth featured a number of popular Sideshow lines (Star Wars, G.I. Joe and Indiana Jones), a custom Stormtrooper display and several new Hot Toys...

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2009 SDCC

SDCC 2009: Toy Tokyo

If you were looking to be greeted by a topless Marilyn Monroe with Mickey Mouse...accoutrements, you'd obviously want to walk to the aisle right up against the wall at SDCC. If you've ever been to Comic Con before, you'll know...

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BIC Plastics

BIC Buddy Release Parties

BIC Plastics will be officially introducing their first platform series BUDDY - designed by marka27 - starting on August 15, with three releases in three cities. If you're in LA, NYC or Chicago, come out and meet the artists of...

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Bill the Yeti…Now Available

If you didn't make it to Comic Con, you're in luck! Strangekiss just released all three of their Bill the Yeti designer toys. Designed by David Lanham, this rotocast vinyl features removable fabric clothing. Bill is available in three different...

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The Qee Abides

It appears that Toy2R and BifBangPow are teaming up to release The Big Lebowski bowling pin Qee. I love the movie...but I doubt that I'd buy this. Now, if they came out with some character Qees...I'd be all for it.

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Evil Spike – White Eyes Series

Makkinoso will be releasing the Evil Spike - White Eyes Series as a Gruff House Exclusive. Gruff House is a new webshop dedicated to selling 100% artist made toys. These three brand new Custom Evil Spike figure are each one...

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The Empire Muggs Back

Above is Nathan Hamill's (the designer of Boris) custom Death Star Mighty Mugg for The Empire Muggs Back online auction. That auction runs from July 31st through August 14th and features custom figures from artists, comic book creators, toy designers...

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2009 SDCC, Tonner Doll Co.

Tonner Twilight Dolls

On Saturday of Comic Con, we strolled by the Tonner booth to find that they had surprisingly unveiled three new Twilight Tonner Character Figures - Laurent, James and Victoria. I only had my cell phone with me, so the photos...

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