Aarting Collection has started up a Kickstarter campaign to help bring their Blankie Series 2 to reality.They're looking to get $18,000 to be pledged by Monday February 28th 2011 at 9PM EST. Like most Kickstarter campaigns, there are different levels of support that will award you various pre-order incentives. Check it out to get involved.
Ahh...the blind box. Love them or hate them, there are plenty of blind box series out there. Most companies have their very own platform toy. Artists work their magic on the platform. The designs are often given various ratios and sometimes secret chase figures are included. But the main draw of the blind box...is that you have no idea what figure/design you'll end up getting. It's the mystery!
5. Jinny Series Zero (Bitbots)
Even though they're named Series Zero, this is the first Jinny series from UK-based Bitbots. Designed by artist Jats Gill, the blind box line features a new platform sculpt and designs from an entirely UK lineup.
4. Floxy Series 1 (Patch Together)
Using the platform designed by the artist Soma, the Floxy blind box series signified the first blind box release from Patch Together. They assembled a nice mix of established and up-and-coming artists as a part of this first series.
3. Toy Story Cosbaby S (Hot Toys)
Toy Story 3 was one of the most popular films released in 2010, and Hot Toys released a pair of their Cosbaby series based on the film. The blind box mini series featured some of the most recognizable characters from the movie.
2. Blankie Series 1 (Aarting)
There's sort a theme going on here...a lot of first series blind box lines. The Blankie features an interesting new platform sculpt along with some great designs. And the printing quality on the vinyl is superb.
**WINNER** 1. Lunartik in a Cup of Tea (Matt JOnes)
There are a lot of platform toys out there, but nothing that looks quite like Matt JOnes' Lunartik in a Cup of Tea series - a little figure emerging from a cup of tea that's sitting on a saucer. And the different color variants each have a tea flavor inspired name.
Halfbad Toyz has released their handmade Fruit Fighters figures. Need some new foes to battle your old-school M.U.S.C.L.E. figure? These are available in Single ($20.00), Tag Team ($35.00) and Fruitpocalypse ($80.00) sets. Depending on which of the three routes you go, you'll be able to select characters and colors.
In the Fruitpocalypse set, you'll get a total of five figures: Banana, Apple, Strawberry and Pepper, as well as a limited edition chase figure. The chase figure always has a cool effect: Glow in the Dark, Glitter, etc.
This bad dog is the best friend of Boryoku Genjin and all other kaiju whose mothers wont let them live in the house. The Warui Inu will be offered by email lottery.
He stands in at 7" tall and 4" wide cast resin. This is a one-of-a-kind blue and purple hand painted piece. It includes a concrete block, metal chain and color art header.
You can pick this up for $250.00 (shipped in the US). To enter into the lottery, email your name and address to firstname.lastname@example.org. The winner's name will be chosen at random on Saturday February 5th 2011.
Bitbots Toys has announced the winning designs for their Jinny competition. These ten designs are from eight different artists. There are plans to release these as a part of a future Jinny series. So...do you have a favorite?
In honor of Chinese New Year this week, I Saw A Dino will be dropping a limited edition Rabbit Dino. This is a very limited run of only 10 pieces and will be available through their Etsy site starting today (Monday January 31st 2011) at 12:00 Noon EST.
Each hand sewn purchase comes with an exclusive print in a red envelope. This will be the first release from the artist since New York Comic Con in 2010. Rabbit Dino will join the rest of the Dino family: Lil Dino, Love-sick Dino, Girly Dino and Big Tooth.
Hide your kittens, find a safe spot for your snazzy toy collection and most importantly make some room in your heart... because the newest, cutest, most diabolical chomping plush toys will be available soon!
OhNo!Doom will be taking online pre-orders for the new FluffyBadBad and FluffyBooBoo beginning on February 1st 2011. They'll be officially released at C2E2 in March 2011.
It's quite possible that you remember the original FluffyBadBad from artist Jordan Owen of the OhNo!Doom Collective. That one had a metal chomping jaw...this version is similar to the late 2009 plush brethren FluffyYukYuk. They all have real chompin' jaw action.
Owen says “Cute things can and will bite! Do what you can’t do with most designer toys... play with em’!”
Mad Joe Customizer from Overkill Creations has posted an open invite for a crazy collaborative project. He wants to create an enormous line of resin figures to go alongside the old-school KINNIKUMAN/M.U.S.C.L.E. figures. Then everyone can trade and/or sell them with each other.
And for those that dont have the means to mold and cast, MJC is offering to mold and cast you 20 pieces of your figure...for FREE. So shoot him an email at email@example.com with Mad Collaboration as the subject.