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REVIEW: Hello Kitty BLOTz MIMOBOTs

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Background

Mimoco has released a new blind box series featuring various Hello Kitty animals in Mimobot form. The Hello Kitty BLOTz series of 2GB USB Designer Flash Drives features 11 different characters in various pull ratios. Designs include: Bear, Fox, Giant Panda, Leopard, Panda, Penguin, Raccoon, Seal, Tiger, White Tiger and a surprise design.

Each MIMOBOT comes preloaded with digital extras, including wallpaper, icons and avatars. And there's a small LED light on the MIMOBOT's rear to indicate disk activity.

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The Facts



Hello Kitty BLOTz
Series: BLOTz Blind Box MIMOBOT
Manufacturer: Mimoco
Artist: Sanrio
Material: Plastic 2GB USB Flash Drive
Dimensions: 2.5” tall
Points of Articulation: Zero
Designs: 11 different Hello Kitty Animal Designs

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Packaging

The BLOTz line is packaged blind box style, so you have no idea which of the 11 designs you've just purchased. All of the different designs are pictured on the sides of the box, along with their pull ratios. Inside, the MIMOBOT is held in a reflective bag (even more suspense) and includes a small booklet with details about the series.

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The Walking Dead B&W Exclusives

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McFarlane Toys has announce a pair of black and white exclusive figures based on The Walking Dead comic book series. These figures feature all of the detail, accessories, and play action of the standard full-color figures, but are given a "straight out of the comic book" grayscale look.

Officer Rick Grimes features gray-tone paint, plus matching black and white accessories - including his police bag, shotguns, pistol, and axe. This figure is exclusive to Toys "R" Us stores and will be available in September 2011.

The Zombie Lurker and Zombie Roamer will be available only as a 2-pack and are set to release this September 2011. As you can see...these have a touch of red as well (for those who like book). The zombies will be exclusive to Diamond Comics, so check your local comic shop.

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Motorbot’s Treature Erectus

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Dubbed Treature Erectus, motorbot has released this 7-inch tall rotocast resin figure that features two points of articulation. There are a limited number available in the deadbear shop. This run is made to order but there will be several one-offs available later.

As part of this preorder, he can be painted to your specifications. You'll need to make a note of how you would like him painted when you order. You'll be able to pick one up for $60.00.

REVIEW: Frankentoast

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Background

While everyone talks about the movie stars and panel discussions, we know why you're really going to San Diego Comic Con...the exclusive toys. One such exclusive was available at The World of Mr. Toast booth. Artist Dan Goodsell added a new plush toast character to his imaginary world – Frankentoast.

The Facts



Frankentoast
Series: The World of Mr. Toast
Manufacturer: Self-produced
Artist: Dan Goodsell
Material: Plush
Dimensions: 7” tall
Edition Size: 1,000 pieces

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Tag

The Frankentoast plush sports a rather simple swing tag. It has an illustrated version of the character, as well as details such as edition size and Comic Con 2011 Exclusive.

Our Opinion

While plush collectors might think that they get the short end of the stick when it comes to Comic Con exclusives, there are a few spots that have limited edition, special runs just for San Diego. Dan Goodsell and his crispy slices of bread (they're actually plush) seem to always make the annual SDCC appearance with an exclusive piece.

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Arkiv’s Escapist Show hits TAG

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Toy Art Gallery is proud to present the solo show "Escapist" from renowned Indonesian artist Arkiv Vilmansa. Featuring new works, sculptures, limited edition prints and release a new figure called "The Sumo".

The opening reception will take place on Friday August 5th 2011 from 7:00PM to 11:00PM, with the show running until August 26th. Arkiv will be attending the opening night festivities to do a signing and live painting.

Toy Art Gallery
737 Seward St. #1
Hollywood, CA 90038

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Galaxxor 005 Release Details

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From the Xenotron swarm known as the Kree-Tau Belt in the Prahvax System comes the fifth Galaxxor: Monster Hunter Robo, Galaxxor 005. This 5.5" tall action figure-style resin art toy was sculpted by Ben Spencer, hand cast in neon yellow bb-filled crystal clear by The Godbeast and hand painted by Ben Spencer. Galaxxor 005 features 2 points of articulation and comes packed in the traditional bag and header style with an exclusive header card art designed by Steve Seeley.

This figure is limited to an edition of only 4 pieces and will never be produced in this colorway ever again. Galaxxor 005 will be available for $75.00 each on August 5th 2011 at Noon CT via the Galaxxor Online Store.

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Ninja of the Month – August 2011: Cyclops Ninja

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Cyclops Ninja - the mythical Ninjatown beast - in the Ninja of the Month for August 2011. The newest Shawnimals plush will go on sale beginning Wednesday August 3rd 2011 at 1:00PM CDT.

From the tag:

"Underworldly cave dwellers beware! This singlet wearing ninja of unknown origin has a little friend he'd like to introduce you to: Clubby. KLONK – right on your head! Thankfully, Cyclops Ninja has terrible depth perception, and can be confused with words like 'spelunker' and 'binocularly impaired'."

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Like the rest of the NOTM series, you'll be able to purchase Cyclops Ninja for $30.00. You'll get the 7" x 7" plush (limited to 100 pieces) in his singlet, Klonking friend Clubby, a character sticker and a character button.

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