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REVIEW: Planet of the Apes Cosbaby Series

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Background

Hot Toys’ Planet of the Apes Cosbaby line features characters from the classic film in baby form. “Cos” is short for costume, similar to cosplay, so the figures are babies in costumes. These figures are based on the original Planet of the Apes from 1968, and not from Tim Burton’s debacle of a remake released in 2001.

The film revolves around Taylor (Charlton Heston), an astronaut whose spacecraft travels over 2,000 years to an unknown planet. On that planet, there is a society of apes divided into various classes (gorillas – military; Orangutans – politicians; Chimpanzees – scientists). After being captured by the apes, Taylor attempts an escape, with the film culminating in one of the most classic endings ever.

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The Facts



Planet of the Apes Cosbaby
Series: Cosbaby
Manufacturer: Hot Toys
Material: Hard, injection molded plastic
Dimensions: 3” tall
Points of Articulation: 9 (neck, shoulders, wrists, legs, and ankles)
Designs: 7 total (Cornelius, Dr. Zaius, General Urko, Soldier Ape, Taylor, Zira, and secret chase figure)
Accessories: General Urko – pistol and helmet; Soldier Ape – club; Secret chase - rifle

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Mini Me Exhibition at Urbanix

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Urbanix Gallery, in collaboration with the Industrial Design Department at the Holon Institute of Technology, will be presenting the Mini Me exhibition, which includes designer toys that have been manufactured using OBJET's 3D printing technology. The event will take place November 1st at 8PM at the Urbanix Gallery in Tel Aviv, and run through November 12th.

As part of the project, third-year students in the Industrial Design Department were asked to address their persona and self-perception. Each student was to design a character that embodies him/her, following a process of both self-examination and exposure to the group. Any concept or idea was acceptable, as long as it had a personal, direct connection to the designer's own identity. The exhibition will include 22 toys, which represent the 22 participating designers.

Urbanix Gallery
45 Sheinkin Street (Gallery Floor)
Tel Aviv

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Rotobox Customs Update

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Due to a delay with some parts needed for their Ganmetall Celsius Tribute Series 2, Rotobox will be releasing their Tribute Series 3 first. Check out the teasers for both custom figures from Series 3, which is scheduled to be released in the first half of November.

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Pierce and Nathan – Red Edition

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Carnival Cartoons has released Pierce The Human Pincushion & Nathan The Dog-Faced Boy "Red" Edition. This colorway is a limited edition of 250 pieces.

Pierce and Dogboy are the Carney family mischief makers! Pierce is the quintessential bratty younger brother, and Dogboy is Pierce's pal, a loving pet, and... a fur covered wingman! Pierce relishes his gross-out gig as "The Human Pincushion" in the family sideshow act. (He's got more holes than a boardwalk putt-putt course). When Dogboy isn't doing double duty as the family's household hound, and Pierce's partner in crime, he wows the crowds at Barker's sideshow with his furry face and outrageous animal antics!

Pierce stands approximately 5.5" tall, while Nathan stands in at 4". Unlike the previous Pierce/Nathan colorways (like our still available exclusive...ahem) this set does NOT come with a mini print. Look for these to hit your favorite retailer with a price around $45 for the set. And for wholesale inquiries, contact DKE Toys.

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Nemo Custom Roll-On

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Yep...that's a roll-on deodorant underneath all of that sculpting work. Nemo's Tiki Rollie was a part of The Rollie Show that took place last night. I'm guessing that all of the customs should be showing up on Tenacious Toys following the show.

Jam Master Jay Tribute Custom

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Artist VISEone recently completed a Munny custom in tribute of the late Jam Master Jay. Here's what he has to say about this project:

30th of october 2002 one of my greatest DJ heroes got
shot.
RUN DMC was always a big inspiration during my HipHop
career as a DJ.

Milk Chocolate Caramel Waffle Micci

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New from Erick Scarecrow's Mousey Micci series is the Milk Chocolate Caramel Waffle Micci. This release is a One-Up Japan
exclusive and will be available 12:00AM on Wednesday November 4th. The 6" tall hand painted
resin figure is signed/numbered by the artist and comes sealed in
Scarecrow's box. The edition size is limited to 25 pieces worldwide and
will be sold on a first come first serve basis.

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Custom Munny from Pause Designs

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This is one of the better Munny customs that I've seen. Ken from Pause Designs tried his hand customizing Kidrobot's blank figure. The scary little fish is trapped inside his fishbowl. It's a good use of painting the ears to look like fins, and a nice addition of the glass bowl and stones.

New Plushies from Steff Bomb

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Steff Bomb is back making a boatload of new plush toys. Just in time for the Halloween and Thanksgiving holidays, she's released these amazing little Candy Kern plushies (pictured above) via her I Make Monsters Etsy Store

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In addition to candy corns, she's released some healthier option including the Baby Kern (no husking needed) and Neeve the Carrot. Or if you're in the mood for just blowing up the old diet, the (pictured below) happily half-eaten Ice Cream Sandwich should do.

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