BMOG: Bio-Mechanical Ordnance Gestalts - a unique building toy system where wild robotic animal characters split apart into independent accessories - was successfully funded on Kickstarter back in December of 2013. And pre-orders are now open for the initial retail editions of BMOG.
Octavirate Toys has announced that the BMOG line is launching with two retail color ways - the all-black Heroic Augmentoid URSENAL Vs. Evil Paraxxoid MANT-AXE set (below) and the "Toxic Spill Green" Paraxxoid team of BEARIUM and GAMMA-RAY (above).
Retail editions are expected to ship in the third quarter of 2014. Look for each one to retail around $25.00 each.
Hot Toys is running a “HOT TOYS 200,000 FANS GIVEAWAY CONTEST” to celebrate hitting 200,000 fans on Facebook. All of the giveaway details have been reprinted below:
Fans all around the world can participate in this contest by “UPLOADING PHOTO OF YOUR FIRST HOT TOYS COLLECTIBLE FIGURE” to get a chance to win one of the following great prizes, greatest prizes we give away yet!
1) Batman (1989) – 1/6th scale Batmobile Collectible Vehicle
2) Iron Man 3 – 1/6th scale Tony Stark (The Mechanic) Collectible Figure
3) Man of Steel – 1/6th scale Superman Collectible Figure
How to Enter:
Do you remember which collectible is your very first Hot Toys collection?
1) Using your great talents, take a photo of the first Hot Toys collectibles you own in any photogenic way
2) Post the photo as comment here in this post with the image you’ve taken with a short write-up on your feeling about it
3) The short write up can be about why you’ve purchased the collectible, what you’ve really liked about it, why do you like Hot Toys and so on
JUST BE CREATIVE AND EXPRESS YOUR LOVE ABOUT HOT TOYS!
Feel free to share this post with your friends and spread the word!
Participation deadline is May 7. Shortlisted entries will be selected on or before May 9, 2014 by Hot Toys based on the photo’s creativity and aesthetic as well as the quality of the write up.
Terms & Conditions:
- The contest is open for participation from April 29, 2014 to May 7, 2014.
- Shortlisted entries will be chosen on or before May 9, 2014 by Hot Toys based on the photo’s creativity and aesthetic as well as the quality of the write up.
- The participant must submit original photos and writing created by him or herself. If discovered that the submitted entry violates any intellectual properties, it will be disqualified.
- The prize cannot be traded or redeemed for cash.
- The contest participant agrees that his or her photo and writing may be used by Hot Toys Limited for general media and marketing purposes without remuneration.
- Hot Toys Limited reserves the right at its sole discretion to disqualify any participant it finds to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the contest; to be acting in violation of these Terms and Conditions; or to be acting in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner, or with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten, or harass any other person or contestant.
- Hot Toys Limited reserves the rights for final decision of the above terms & conditions if changes occur.
Another of those ReAction series from Funko x Super7 features characters from the Disney film - Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas.
This retro articulated series of figures will feature six characters: Jack Skellington, Sally, Barrel (w/Scary Teddy), Mayor, Behemoth, and Devil. Look for them to run around $9.99 each and be released around August 2014.
Kasey Tararuj a.k.a.One-Eyed Girl has shared her latest custom. Named The Bat Man and Robin, the duo was made for Vinyl Thought's "Unmasked: Secret Identities and Hidden Desires" show at Bottleneck Gallery in Brooklyn, NY. (He sold opening night). The customs are a 7" Trikky and Micro Foomi.
On Thursday May 1st 2014 at 11AM PT, Lulubell will release the next full painted release of Brain Ewing x Hateball'sShub Zeroth. The Permafrost Version is cast on a light grey vinyl, and painted by Lulu's Dski One.
Wei Chen (Cacooca) was invited to participate in the ATC2014 (Art Toy Culture) - an international designer Toy Fair held in South Korea. One of the limited edition figures brought to the event was the Spare Tire Panda (Plata Silver). Limited to only 10 sets (5 made available in Chine and 5 in South Korea), each 6" tall resin will be custom made.
They'll be made available at ATC on May 1st 2014 and sell for $259.00 each.
One of the most anticipated lines of 2014 is the Funko x Super7 ReAction series. Introduced with their retro-styled Alien figures, the lines is taking on many more properties this year. Over the next several days, we'll be showing you some of these 3.75" tall Kenner inspired figures.
Starting with....Pulp Fiction. There have been eight figures revealed. But really...you only care about The Gimp. In addition to him, you'll be able to pick up Jules Winnfield, Vincent Vega, Butch Coolidge, Marsellus Wallace, Mia Wallace, The Wolf, and Jimmy Dimmick.
Gather 'round the kids and act out your favorite scene from the film. Mia's OD? Bring out The Gimp? It's all possible.
The final wave of the Breaking Bad inspired "Blue Sky Edition" Autopsy Zombie Staple Baby sofubi is slated to be released on Wednesday April 30th 2014 at 3PM ET by Miscreation Toys. Sculpted by Jeremi Rimel and produced by Lulubell Toys, 25 pieces of the 50 piece run will be made available for $125.00 each + shipping.
Ars Felix's latest project is a H.P. Lovecraft Miniature Marble Bust Sculpture that's gone the Kickstarter route to get funded. The basic bust will be available at the $75.00 funding level. Additional colors - Bronze, Acid Green, GID Pink, and GID Green - are available at slightly higher levels ($90 - $110).
It's already reachers its goal, so the project will be funded on Monday May 5th 2014 at 12:28AM ET. Fans of the horror author might want to put this right next to a Cthulhu bust.