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Red Lucky Cat Spiki

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In (the) Chinese tradition, color red represents luck, good fortune, and happiness. And KusoVinyl is ready to send Lucky Cat Spiki to be the mascot and bring luck, good fortune, and happiness to every family in the year of Rabbit (Chinese zodiac).

Kuso will be taking pre-orders for the Red Lucky Cat Spiki, designed by Nakanari, on February 2nd 2011 (Chinese New Years Eve). You'll be able to pick one up for $12.00. The 4" tall vinyl figure is limited to a run of only 200 pieces. These are estimated to arrive in mid February.

Often Awesome by Anthony Sanders

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The Poster Cause Project has released the "Often Awesome" poster designed by Anthony Sanders. This 12" x 18" poster is signed and numbered by the artist and limited to a run of 50 prints. These will run $25.00 each, with all of the profits going to Often Awesome is an informal community that supports Tim LaFollette through his experience with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) or Lou Gehrig's Disease.

Skeet Juan’s Tapatio Gumpy

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Tabasco sauce is great but Tapatio is Fire! This limited edition Tapatio Gumpy is from Skeet Juan and limited to only 3 pieces. Each hand cast and hand painted pieces is signed and numbered . They all include a mini Tapatio Bottle (not pictured) and a custom box. Pick one up - shipped in the US - for $70.00.

Valentine’s Day Betty

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Monster Factory has introduced the Valentine's Day Betty plush. When watching sentimental movies with her friends, Betty is the only one who doesn’t cry. She’s a “realist”. While quantities are limited, this plush will run $15.00 each.

2010 GTA: Artist of the Year

Choosing only a handful of artists from a fairly large community of super talented folks might be the most difficult task I have in our Golden Toy Awards. Yet it must be here are five artists that really excelled over the past year.

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5. Mad Joe Customizer (Overkill Creations)
Even though he has customizer in his name...Mad Joe creates some killer original resin figures. Amazing sculpting work as well and crazy character designs are just the start of why MJC made our list. Yo!

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4. Erick Scarecrow (ESC-Toy)
The man behind ESC-Toy made our top five again this year. This is the 4th year in a row that he's done that. He has consistently impressed with small run resin pieces featuring new characters/sculpts as well as vinyl and plush.

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3. Matt Doughty (Onell Design)
If you go to any of the conventions, you probably have seen Mr. Doughty. The really tall guy with a beard - wearing shorts - who's always turning Glyos parts into something crazy he just imagined up. Even though a lot of the artwork behind Onell is collaborative amongst a number of artists...Matt can accept this for all of them.

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2. Ashley Wood (3A Toys)
Ashley Wood's paintings are amazing. Ashley Wood's paintings turned into 1/6th scale toys are even more amazing. Whether you fancy the World War Robot, Popbot or Adventure Kartel, Ashley and 3A have been killing it over the past year.

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**WINNER** 1. Eric Nocella Diaz (Argonaut Resins)
I know it's arguable...but I think the past year has proven that END is one of the hardest working men in designer toys. The man IS Argonaut Resins. The last year has seen him release Tuttz, Kings of Atlantis, Sam Fout's Bone Ghost Agents, Destroyer...and I'm sure there are several other I missed. (Four years ago, Eric was recognized for his Buzz Carney sculpt)

Blamo Toys’ Swampy McSwamperson

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Blamo Toys has announced the addition of a new character into the Blamoville universe. Swampy McSwamperson makes his figure debut as a hand carved and hand stained wooden (suar wood) figure. He stands in at around 8" tall and comes housed in his own silk screened display box.

This figure will be released at 12 Noon on February 1st 2010 and run $90.00 plus shipping.

As an added bonus Blamo has included a sneak peak of the upcoming super limited Brass Swampy...more info to come soon.

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Prometheus Rising Studios’ Ceekoar Release


Prometheus Rising Studios will be dropping their Ceekoar custom Glyos series on Saturday January 29th 2011 at 8:30PM EST. There will be five figures available - a Sarvos, three Gendrone battle units, and a Phanost. Each figure is painted fully with Monster Kolor and features a fine and detailed paint scheme with pearl effects and a high-gloss finish. The Sarvos and Gendrones will be $45.00 each, while the Phanost will be $50.00 (it features a metal head from Brownnoize Productions).


New Zealand Goes Pop at Wootini Gallery

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Wootini Gallery is excited to announce the New Zealand Goes Pop group art show featuring artists living in - or originally from - the proud little country down under. The opening reception will take place on Friday, February 4th 2011 from 7PM to 11PM. If you can't make it to the opening, the show will run until February 28th.

Jess George aka Team Sweet is acting as curator for this show held at Wootini Gallery in Carrboro. The New Zealand Goes Pop show will feature prints, original paintings, plushies and customized designer figures from a group of over 10 artists.

Artists include (but aren't limited to):

Becky Dreistadt, City Down, EDMO!, Jake Hope, Karla Hansen, Marc Streeter, Michael Kennedy, Paul Shih, PNTR, Podgy Panda, SHOo, thisisrabbit, and Xander Laytin

Wootini Gallery
101 Lloyd Street
Carrboro, NC

Kuso’s Fahrenheit Kurogane

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"When DARK arrives, Fahrenheit becomes a concealer, waiting to terminate Celsius. With his black suit, an advantageous position is taken!! Will Celsius be able to defeat Fahreheit Kurogane??????"

Kuso Vinyl's newest Fahrenheit figure will be the limited edition Fahrenheit Kurogane. This version is limited to a run of only 140 pieces and is estimated to begin shipping in late January or early February 2011. Each figure includes 4 blades, a blackboard, and a mini comic. Look for it to retail around $75.00.


Sideshow’s G.I. Joe Stalker

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Sideshow's newest G.I. Joe 1/6th scale figure is now available for pre-order. Stalker is available in both a Sideshow Exclusive (500 pieces) and regular edition. The Sideshow Exclusive version includes the green Commando Sweater. Of course, like every Sideshow G.I. Joe figure, Stalker comes packed with accessories (especially weapons). You can currently pre-order either of these figures for $124.99.

** it me, or does the face sculpt look a lot like Sgt. Doakes from Dexter?**

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