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Ron English’s Apocalypse Grin 8-inch Dunny

 

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Kidrobot and Ron English have officially announced the release details for their Apocalypse Grin 8-inch Dunny. The Apocalypse Grin is based off of the previously released 3-inch version, which was a part of the 2012 Apocalypse Dunny Series. This much larger figure will include an alternate colorway that will only be available as a chase piece (that means you can't choose to purchase the white and blue one - you luck into it). Look for the Apocalypse Grin 8-inch Dunny to be released onI Kidrobot.com (and other various stores) on Friday, September 4th 2015 at 9AM MST. It'll set you back $75.00.

Freaks, Finks, Spazzes

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Radioactive Uppercut has revealed their debut keshi line - Freaks, Finks, Spazzes. These guys have crawled out of the stinkiest sewage (not literally). Drawing inspiration from the Lowbrow likes of Ed Roth’s Rat Fink, gross-out toys such as the Madballs and cult figures the Ma-Ba Zombies, the initial line-up is set to feature a total of three very different miscreants – Franken Corpse, the Coffin Licker, and Spider Brains.

Freaks, Finks, Spazzes are slated to be produced in a Japanese keshi-style soft resin. Each figure stands around 3-inches tall and 2-inches wideThey've been sculpted by David Arshawksy of Turtle Milk Studios and will be produced in keshi by Tru:Tek of Disart ToyLabs. Pre-orders are slated to begin in early September 2015.

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TAG’s Red Rub Vertebrata Lottery

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Toy Art Gallery will be releasing the Red Rub Vertebrata vinyl beginning today (Wednesday August 26th 2015) at Noon PT, with a lottery that runs through Monday August 31st 2015 at Noon PT. From Paul Kaiju x Blobpus, this fully painted metallic colorway is on a deep red vinyl.The figure stands 8-inches tall and is articulated at the head, shoulders, hands and waist.The Vertebrata Red Rub Edition will sell for $85.00 each and to qualify for the lottery, you will need to email sales@toyartgallery.com with “Vertebrata Lottery” as the subject...along with your Paypal address and shipping info. 

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NYCC15: Sofia Margherita by UME Toys

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As New York Comic Con 2015 quickly closes in on us, folks are already starting to announce their show releases and exclusives. This Convention Exclusive is from Rich Page of UME Toys and will be available via the guys at Big Kev's Geek Stuff. Named Sofia Margherita, this dripping slice of pizza will be limited to 10 slices only and can be purchased at the Big Kev's Geek Stuff Booth #129 for $40.00. It's not a stretch saying that this will likely be the tastiest piece of pizza sold within the confines of the Davits Center. Likely the least stale as well.

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Vinyl Idolz: 1960’s Batman

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With the recent passing of Yyvone Craig, it's somewhat fitting that Vinyl Sugar has announced her inclusion (as Batgirl) in their upcoming Vinyl Idolz: 1960's Batman Series. In addition to Batgirl, there's (of course) Batman and Robin. And since they need an enemy, they've included the Joker. It's pretty amazing how even with the cartoonish spin, they've gotten the figures to look quite similar to their 1960's television portrayers. Look for the entire series to be available in October 2015.

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Argonaut Resins’ YinYang Tuttz

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Argonaut Resins has released a handful of these black and white 8-inch tall YinYang Tuttz cats customs painted by artist Eric Nocella Diaz. This is an edition size of only 10 pieces and there are only a few left from the previous pre-order sale that took place earlier this year. The remainder of the series will be heading to New York Comic Con in October 2015.

Each cat comes signed and numbered on it bottom and on it's custom box. It will include a mystery original art sketchcard, three Yin Yang Tuttz cat custom die-cut vinyl stickers, Gato Muerto Tuttz and Pharaoh Hound stickers, and one Yin Yang Tuttz cat face relief magnet. You can order a YinYang Tuttz now for $165.00 shipped in the US.

REVIEW: Distressed Baby Sperel

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Background

It was way back in 2011 when I featured Orion Spellman’s (or Orion Sperelman) Sperel plush in a toy review. At the time, they were touting the “Save The Sperels” campaign…which went something like – “adopt one of these endangered Sperels and give it a good home”.

Well, those original Sperels appear to be entirely adopted out. And the last four years must have been filled with copious amounts of Sperel breeding (there’s no National Geographic footage of this, luckily), as Orion is back with a new line of Baby Sperels.

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The Baby Sperel plushie flock #002 consists of baby Sperels with three distinct personality types: Sadness, Distress, and Stubbornness. How can you tell which is which? Well, it’s all in the eyes. But be careful, because sadness and distress look very similar (there is a slight difference, though). We're looking at the Distressed Baby Sperel in this review.

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Measuring in at 6-inches in height, the babies are 3-inches shorter than the original. They’re also a little slimmer, as they haven’t hit Sperel puberty. And, of course, the wings are much larger.

Those wings can actually wrap around the Sperel, and there’s a button that will fasten the two wings together. So you have the option of either secure, pupal-like Sperel or his unfurled, bat-like brethren.

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My kids actually thought the Sperel plush was supposed to be a bat. It makes sense. The little blue guy with the crazy red hair looks like the lovechild of Skull the Troll (from Scott Kurtz’s PvP), a vampire bat, and a wild-haired troll doll.

All three personality types are available for $20.00 per plush. There are a few other purchasing options, including the Baby Sperel Duo that’s available for $38.00 ($19.00 per). And you can just pick up the entire Trio for $55.00 ($18.33 per).

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Also, the plush can stand on its’ own. That’s a plus for plush collectors who like to display their collection with some semblance of order. I’m not judging you if you have an Elliott in E.T. like pile of stuffed animals hidden away in your closet somewhere.

The Facts



Baby Sperel
Series: Plushie Flock #002
Artist: Orion Spellman
Material: Plush
Dimensions: 6-inches tall
Designs: Sad Baby Sperel; Distressed Baby Sperel; Stubborn Baby Sperel
Pricing: $20.00 each

You can pick one up at the following:

Sperel.org: $20.00 each ($38.00 for two; $55.00 for three)

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GOHST S001.50 Release

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This coming Monday (August 24th 2015) at Noon CT, the Project Squadt Store will be taking orders for the GOHST S001.50 collectible figure. This 3.5-inch tall vinyl figure will be an edition of 200 pieces. Each figure includes two sets of arms, shotty, machete, hoodie, and a removable helmet. The figure runs $40.00 plus $20.00 for worldwide shipping (orders of 2-3 pieces will receive $25 flat rate shipping).

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