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Cubebot by David Weeks

Areaware Cubebot

Design company Areaware has released a wooden transformable figure named Cubebot. Designed by artist David Weeks, Cubebot is a robot and puzzle all in one. There are 4 different sizes of Cubebots: Extra Large, Medium, Small, and Micro. There are also a pair of different designs in the medium size: Guthrie and Julien. And the Micro Cubebot comes in nine different colors. They range in price from $7.90 to $390.00.

This Is Your Brain

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Mikie Graham has revealed exactly what he has been working on for San Diego Comic Con, a run of custom mini figures he is calling "This Is Your Brain".

This is Mikie's take on the 80's anti-drug scare ad "Your brain on drugs". Using Emilio Garcia's mini Jumping Brain figure, Mikie used clear resin and a little hand painted detail to make the vinyl figures resemble a sunny-side up egg. Oh and there's even a miniature cast iron frying pan.

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Each egg comes compete with customized packaging - a black cardboard box with removable photo print mounted to its lid. Both the figure and the print come hand signed and numbered.

Mikie will have 10 pieces for sale at Dragatomi's booth #4935 starting on Preview night for only $45.00. (And if you can't get to SDCC, there's an off chance some might hit the interwebs in August)

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Erick Scarecrow x Frombie at Anime Expo 2012

ESC Frombie Anime Expo

Erick Scarecrow will be attending and signing at this weekend's (Friday through Sunday) Anime Expo in California. His two exclusives for the event - the Aldara Sama figure and the Chelly x Zora Kage collectible pin - are both collaborations that Erick is doing with Frombie.

David Chung’s Shrympee: Ghost [Glow in the Dark] Edition

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This year, 3DRetro will be hustling at the Frank Kozik booth #4734 at San Diego Comic Con. In addition to lots of Frank Kozik merchandise , they'll be bringing along some special SDCC Exclusives.

David Chung's Shrympee: Ghost [Glow in the Dark] Edition will be limited to a run of only 100 pieces. Each figure will run $14.95. And David Chung will be available to sign at the booth on Saturday at 1:00PM.

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For ages now, Shrympees have been regarded as a delicacy sent from the gods that only royalty had the privilege of eating. To be handled or consumed by those who were unworthy was considered a crime punishable by death.

Today, thousands of Shrympees have been plucked from the oceans and conveniently packaged so that YOU too can have a taste of its magnificent meat. Eat like a king and enjoy the taste of Shrympees in a variety of exciting flavors!! Ghost Shrympee will be available during SDCC 2012!! Get them now before they become extinct.

ZP-R – Free Poplock Toy

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Paper Poseables has released the first of four new Poplock Super Combiner Series 2 bots. The ZP-R (zipper) has "giant, compound eyes and is very swooshable when you fold back the wings". This constructable paper fly features wings that can rotate to open and close and legs that can be posed. Oh...and the pattern is free to download.

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Chargrilled by Zephyrbaby

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Zephyrbaby has submitted work of his latest custom. This one is entitled "Chargrilled". And while it started life an a Mini Qee Samurai it's a chargrilled pepper. He also produced a painting to go along with the custom. They will be in Liverpool's Headspace Gallery show "Mixed Media" on August 17th 2012.

Chargrilled painting

Hot Toys’ teases The Dark Knight Rises

Hot Toys TDKR

Now that Hot Toys has revealed The Joker 2.0, they've moved on to teasing us about the sixth-scale Batman Collectible Figure from the upcoming film - The Dark Knight Rises. So...I'm hoping that we will soon see Bane and Catwoman in Hot Toys' sixth-scale.

Gus and Boz: Make The World A Better Place

Gus Fink and Emi Boz have taken to Kickstarter to help raise funds to advance their company. They're looking to not only launch cool products like the Chubby Robot and Monster Bag (in the video), but they also have plans to produce more plush toys, apparel, merchandise, mini web series, music, apps, etc.

They've developed the prototypes and now just need the funds to get them produced. Of course, in Kickstarter style, they're offering lots of rewards at the various funding levels - from stickers to artwork to plush toys to dinner and art lesson.

They're looking to raise $45,000 by Wednesday Aug 8th 2012 at 7:39PM ET.

Show Openings: June 28th to July 4th

Show Yoyamart JLED

The Loyal Subjects and Joe Ledbetter at Yoyamart

Event takes place on Thursday June 28th 2012 from 7:00PM to 10:00PM

15 Gansevoort Street
New York, NY 10014

Show Theres Always Money in the Banana Stand

There's Always Money in the Banana Stand
Arrested Development
Group Show

Opening reception on Friday June 29th 2012 from 7:00PM to 10:00PM
On view until July 21st 2012

Gallery1988 Melrose
7020 Melrose Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90038

Show Faces Poster

Group Show

Opening reception on Saturday June 30th 2012 at 8:00PM
On view until July 28th 2012

Extra Large Gallery
431 East Central Blvd
Orlando, FL 32801

Show Plush Stories

Plush Stories: These Plush of Mine

Opening reception on Saturday June 30th 2012 from 6:00PM to 10:00PM
On view until August 5th 2012

Grumpy Bert
At DeKalb Market
138 Willoughby St.
Brooklyn, NY

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Toy Invaderz
Group Custom Show

Opening reception on Saturday June 30th 2012 from 6:00PM to 11:00PM

RGB Lounge
1420 N. Milwaukee Ave.
Chicago, IL 60622

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One Night Stand with BASK

Takes place on Saturday June 30th 2012 from 5:00PM to 11:00PM

323East Gallery
323 East Fourth Street
Royal Oak, Michigan

Mai Hiro Dunny Trading

Mai Hiro Dunny Trading Party

Takes place on Saturday June 30th 2012 from 5:00PM to 8:00PM

UCF Chewy Boba Company
4250 Alafaya Trail Suite 216
Oveido, Florida 32765

…Of All Ages at SDCC

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Scott Wilkowski has been busy putting skulls, skeletons and creepy creatures inside of his favorite designer toys for the …Of All Ages show, the follow-up to his Skin Deep solo show. In conjunction with DKE Toys, the show will premiere on July 11th 2012 at the DKE Toys booth #4728 during San Diego Comic Con.

There will be six hand-cast resin editions, limited to 25 pieces of two different colors each (50 total of each style).

The figures included in the show (along with prices) are as follows:

• Ferg’s Misfortune Cat - $125
• David Horvath’s Flatwoods - $125
• Frank Kozik’s Labbit 5” by Kid Robot - $150
• Ron English’s Mousemask Murphy - $250
• Brandt Peters’ Skelve - $300
• Kathie Olivas’ Two Faced Hazel - $300

Scott Wilkowski, Ron English, Ferg, David Horvath, and Frank Kozik will all be in attendance at San Diego Comic Con. There will be signings with all attending artists.

*Signing dates, Release dates and times to be announced.

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