Hot Toys put together an Iron Man 3 Exhibition featuring Hot Toys' Iron Man figure customized by design gurus from all around the world.
From Hong Kong
1. Holographic Iron Man (Testing Version 1): Hot Toys Production Team
2. Holographic Iron Man (Testing Version 2): Hot Toys Production Team
3. Mossman:Derek Kwok
4. Moon Speaker Battle Suit: Jason Siu
5. Spring Pattern Iron Man: Yoong Young, Lee
6. POWERED SUIT: Tasuku Kiyono
7. IRONTAUR: Daichi Sato
8. IRON MAN MARK2 ZETMAN EDITION: Yusuke Yokoyama
9. The Mix 3: Takeshi Sakuma
10. VICTORY: Anthony Mestas
11. To Protect: Serve_Bernardo Esquivel
12. Castaway: Heath Hammond
13. Lunch Break: Jesse Lincoln
Toy designer Reis O'Brien has released a series of little glow-in-the-dark ghosts who all have died in different ways. The Obvious Cause of Death Ghosts are all hand-made by the artist. All "deaths" are hand-made limited edition pieces, with each one being signed by Reis.
Brobo is a huggable night-light. In addition to plush toys, Brobo and friends can be seen in cartoons (they have their own YouTube channel) and storybooks. Canadian artists Kim Blair and Jeff Lai have designed the series of five plush characters:
• Brobo is a brave red robot from the future. He likes adventures and learning.
• Pep is a pink robot sweetheart. She likes cupcakes and sharing.
• Trex is a big orange dinosaur robot. He likes pepperoni, Hawaiian, and Chicago deep-dish pizza.
• Mumu is a ninja robot mummy. He likes vacations and hip-hop.
• Dog is a blue puppy robot. He likes walks in the park and fetch.
For this review, we’re going to be taking a look at the Dog and Trex plush toys.
Brobo Manufacturer: Keiji, Inc. Artists: Kim Blair and Jeff Lai Material: Plush with night-light Dimensions: Around 13” tall/long Designs: Brobo, Dog, Mumu, Pep, and Trex Pricing: $29.99 ea.
Each tag features an illustration of the character as well as a list of his or her likes.
So here’s how it works. Each Brobo plush has a black and yellow embroidered circle placed somewhere on it. (The Dog has it on its’ tail and Trex has it on its’ hand) You place that against the light unit to turn it on. You can then cycle through the three different settings (bright mode, dim mode, and off) by touching tapping it against the light.
The light is pretty bright. It could definitely be used as a night light for your youngsters, and is made of a soft plastic. Also, it has a little vibration pack in there. So every time you change the mode it vibrates. (I’d equate it to a cell phone placed on vibrate)
Each plush needs 3 AA batteries, which will add some extra weight. I don’t see this being a play toy for kids; it’s more of a functional night-light that they can keep on their bed. I know my 3 year old enjoyed turning the light on and off more than playing with the toy character.
The characters have a Manga/Anime look to them with those big, sad eyes. While I reviewed the Trex and Dog plush toys, I think the standout (as far as character design) might be Mumu – not often that you see a mummy robot...or a robotic mummy.
The king of the vampires is the latest addition to Mezco'sLiving Dead Dolls line. From the Universal Monsters license comes the one and only Dracula. The 10-inch tall figure includes full evening dress, his trademark cape, his famous medallion, his red Carnelian stone ring, and his watch chain.
He is available for pre-order online, priced at $32.00, and will be in stores in October 2013.
Stitches and Glue has released a ToyConUK exclusive via their site. So if you couldn't pick it up at the show, or weren't there, Bubu is now available to purchase. Limited to just 6 pieces, the "famous performing monkey" comes complete with cage, circus bunting, magnetized symbols, fez and poseable head.
The 13-inch tall piece features flocked ears and hands, a color cast face with hand painted detail, faux fur, faux suede pillow and beans in his bum to help him sit upright
You can pick one up for £375.00 (around $570) with the cage, or £345.00 (around $525) without it.
Sideshow Collectibles introduces the Iron Man MARK 42 Life-Size Figure from Beast Kingdom. If you've ever wanted a real-life Iron Man to keep guard over you as you sleep...or to cuddle in the arms of Tony Stark, you're in luck. Over 7 feet tall, this piece is painted with high gloss automotive paint, and features LED light up eyes, arc reactor, palm and display base.
Currently available for a pre-order at $8,499.99, it's slated to begin shipping in Q2 of 2013. Also, Sideshow Collectibles is offering $500 Flat Rate shipping valid within the contiguous US.