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Peter Kato Custom Toy Launch

 

Cult toy designer Peter Kato will release fifteen exclusive color variations of his Bedtime Bunnie figures created exclusively for PIQ. These custom versions of his signature sleep walkers hold contrast colored hearts in their hands. They're only available at PIQ Grand Central Terminal and PIQgifts.com. 

Also, you can meet Peter on Wednesday February 1st 2017 from 7PM to 8PM at PIQ and find out why the Bunnies are so sleepy.

Plaseebo Cyclops-X – Prototype 1

Plaseebo has announced the Cyclops-X - Prototype 1, a one of a kind prototype hand cast resin Cyclops head on the Skull Head Butt “X” vinyl body. He sports a taxidermy eye and an internal motion activated color changing LED unit with replaceable batteries. The figure stands in just short of 9 inches tall, is hand painted with multiple sprays of Monster Kolor, and comes signed by the artist - Bob Conge.

The Cyclops-X - Prototype 1 will be available on Wednesday, February 1st 2017 from the Plaseebo web-shop for $350.00.

REVIEW: The Littles

The Littles are tiny creatures - so tiny they are rarely seen. Only when a Little is caught, gotten, or given can we really appreciate them - we could all use a Little. So if the opportunity presents itself, Give a Little, because you never know when you're going to Get a Little!

Okoner has a new series of 2.5-inch tall rotocast vinyl figures known as The Littles. There are six different characters, each one featuring a unique sculpt. You’ve got Peace, Luck, Love, Heart Broken, Happiness, and Wisdom.

Their tagline is “Give a Little. Get a Little.” For example…”Give a Little Peace. Get a Little Peace.” To help you remember which Little you’re looking at, each vinyl figure has its name printed backwards across its chest. And since The Littles come packaged with their own little mirror (it’s the backing card with a reflective oval printed on it), it’s fairly easy to read.

The underlying shape of The Littles is simple. But each one is slightly different. Wisdom has a little hat. Peace has an arm with a hand that’s giving the peace sign. Love has one extended arm and wings. Etc. So there ends up being a lot of sculptural variety throughout the six figures.

Also, the printing/paint application is really well done. One example of this is the mouth on the Broken Heart Little. There’s an old school cartoonish look to it. All of the characters have a fun feel to them.

It seems that vinyl toys have gone the route of either designer artist sofubi releases or licensed series. So it’s nice to see an artist released line of vinyl toys that’s original.

Then you get to the price. At $4.99 each, they’re extremely affordable (especially compared to other vinyl toys out there). You can pick up the set of 6 figures for $24.99.

The Facts



The Littles
Artist: Okoner
Material: Rotocast Vinyl
Dimensions: 2.5 inches tall
Points of Articulation: Zero
Designs: Peace, Luck, Love, Heart Broken, Happiness, and Wisdom
Pricing: $4.99 each

You can pick them up at the following:

Okoner on Etsy: $4.99 each

Pop! Heroes: DC Bombshells

Funko has announced s new series of Pop! vinyl figures. The Pop! Heroes: DC Bombshells features some of the the ladies of DC Comics who were tasked with guarding the homefront during WWII. You can collect Harley Quinn, Batgirl, Wonder Woman, and Katana with a pinup style and dieselpunk flair. Wonder Woman has a sepia-toned chase variant, a 1 in 6 rarity. There's also a black-and-white Harley Quinn (only at ThinkGeek) and The Joker covered in kisses with his black-and-white chase variant (only available at Hot Topic).

These figures can currently be pre-ordered over at Amazon.com.

“ST-60” by Patrick Wong

Patrick Wong has announced his latest art figure preorder for "ST-60", a visual mashup of the Star Wars Stormtrooper helmet and the Akai MPC60 sampler. The new release should appeal to fans of Star Wars and music producers who worked with MPCs during lives. Each piece is individually numbered and includes an accessory "floppy disk".

Available for a short time - until February 4th 2017 - the limited edition figure is priced at $145.00.  Look for these to start shipping around the beginning of March.