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RST6 by DMS

Today, (Friday October 27th 2017) at 4PM ET, DMS will be releasing the 6th colorway of his Robotic Space Traveller. Priced at £15.99 plus shipping (about $21+) and limited to just 25 pieces, this version returns to celebrate Halloween in a pumpkin inspired orange colorway. Measuring in at 3.75 inches of polyurethane resin, the piece is textured in a distressed style, with a weathered, rust effect paint job and cute gloss black eyes, with magnetic articulation between the head and body.

Aim, Destroy, Transform: Play for Change

Medialia Gallery and The Ethyr presents Space I: AIM, DESTROY, TRANSFORM: Play For Change: A group show of toys, games and figures. The exhibit takes place in NYC from November 4th through 25th 2017, with an opening reception on Saturday November 4th 2017 from 3PM to 6PM.

The artist list includes the following:

Nelson Asencio | Emily Bee | Selina Briggs | Ryan Crippen | Brumsic Brandon Jr. | Barbara Brandon-Croft | Kenya Danino | André LeRoy Davis | Eric Nocella Diaz | T. N. Donahue | Emily Engel/Lil' Bernie | Asaf Harari | Rodney Jackson | Jai Jai Hooray | Kays Customz | Kilroy III | Mshindo Kuumba I. | Lottie Dolls | My Family Builders/Eze Karpf | Vanessa Ramirez | SpellDoctor | Taylored Curiosities | Grey Williamson | Onjena Yo and more

 

REVIEW: CC Sabathia Ballers Figure – Sports Crate

Sports Crate’s (a division of Loot Crate) MLB Diamond Crate is a bimonthly box of official gear from your favorite Major League Baseball team. Currently, they’re offering 10 different teams (about 1/3 of the league), so there’s a possibility that your favorite team is not yet represented. But plans are to keep on adding teams next season.

And while a lot of the items in your SportsCrate is amazing, exclusive stuff, the big draw – in my opinion – is that each MLB Diamond Crate includes a special Ballers action figure. Standing around 4.75 inches tall and featuring 21 points of articulation, these figures are produced exclusively by Loot Crate/Sports Crate for inclusion in these boxes. As you might already know, each bimonthly offering features a specific theme – shortstops, team leaders, ace pitchers, etc.

In recent months, Sports Crate has reengineered their Ballers figures. They’re a little taller. Have legs that are a little thicker. And they feature better articulation. Basically, they noticed some issues with the first few releases and made the figures better (I wish a lot of toy companies would follow this example). Compare the Sabathia (new) and Gregorius (old) figures in the above photo.

The most recent release – at least for the Yankees MLB Diamond Crate – was CC Sabathia. So, if you know of Sabathia, he isn’t the most svelte gentleman. That’s where having a standard body hurts a line. The Sabathia head sculpt looks good, although they maybe could have made his face extra fat to compensate. The stylized (caricature-like) look is something I’m a big fan of.

The stylized look, plus the articulated body, give sports fans a toy line we haven’t had for…well…ever. Starting Lineup was great back in the day. McFarlane produced more statuesque products. But the Ballers line is something that you can display or play with. (I know my kids have stolen several of these guys to battle against their WWE wrestlers) Collectors have been pining for articulated sports toys...and we have finally  them thanks to Sports Crate. Now...if they would expand to some of the other major sports...

The Facts



CC Sabathia Ballers
Series: Ballers
Manufacturer: Loot Crate
Material: Plastic
Authorized Likeness: CC Sabathia
Dimensions: 4.75 inches tall
Points of Articulation: 21
Accessories: Base Stand
Pricing: Included in $29.99 Sports Crate

Pick one up at the following:

SportsCrate.com: $29.99 (includes a Crate full of other team-related items)

Devils Head Productions Halloween Drops

Devils Head Production is dropping a number of new collectibles this Halloween (October 31st 2017).

THE HALLOW GLOW APALALA
This unpainted GID vinyl with orange glass eyes that stare into your soul will be available for $130.00 each.

MENAGE A TROIS - 3 BODHISATTVA ALAVAKA
The third 3-color marbled set has been poured with pink, yellow and glow in the dark vinyl. They will be available to purchase for $80.00 each.

UNPAINTED WHITE JIZO-ANARCHO "KIT"
UNPAINTED WHITE JIZO-ANARCHO "ASSEMBLED"
You can pick up this customizable version of the Jizo-Anarcho sculpt done on white vinyl as either a DIY kit for $15.00 each or already assembled for $20.00 each.

Hot Toys’ 1/6th scale Aquaman from Justice League

With DC Comics’ forthcoming blockbuster Justice League hitting the big screen in about a month, Hot Toys has decided to unveil their 1/6th scale Aquaman collectible figure as a new addition to the Justice League lineup. The 1/6th scale Aquaman is specially crafted based on the appearance of Jason Momoa as Aquaman in Justice League. The figure features a brand new head sculpt with detailed long hair sculpture, a sophistically tailored gold and black colored full body armor, a Trident, a Atlantean Mother Box, and a specially designed Justice League themed figure stand.

You can currently pre-order this figure from Sideshow Collectibles for $235.00. It's anticipated to begin shipping in Q4 of 2018.

The 1/6th scale Aquaman Collectible Figure specially features:

♦ Authentic and detailed likeness of Jason Momoa as Aquaman in Justice League
♦ Pair of fists
♦ Pair of Trident holding hands
♦ Pair of relaxed hands
♦ Specially tailored Aquaman suit with gold and bronze colored scale-patterned armor plates
♦ Pair of gold and bronze colored armor-like boots
♦ Trident
♦ Atlantean Mother Box
♦ Specially designed Justice League themed figure stand with Aquaman nameplate and the movie logo

CCC’s Sir Truffles Pigglesby

Charles Creature Cabinet has introduced Sir Truffles Pigglesby - a pig boar anthro ball-jointed doll (5.5 inches tall). STP is available in 4 colorways: Pale Pink, Fudge Tan, Chocolate Tan, and Beige Tan. The first seven orders of STP in pale pink and first seven orders of pOink will receive a pair of CCC IF Booties as a special free gift. Each one runs between €269.00 and €279.00 (around $320).

Marvel Animated Minimates Series 7

Marvel Minimates Series 7

The sixth series of of Diamond Select Toys' Marvel Animated Minimates has arrived in Walgreens stores. Spider-Man and the Inhumans headline the latest assortment of the exclusive mini-figure line only available at Walgreens.

And Diamond Select Toys is ready to unveil the next batch. Series 7 will hit Walgreens stores on or around December 1st 2017, and will include four different two-packs. The assortment includes: Spider-Man faces off with the Scorpion; Kid Arachnid, a.k.a. Miles Morales tangles with with the Vulture; Captain Marvel teams up with the Red Hulk; Captain America puts on his own Hulkbuster armor to stand up to his old foe Baron Zemo.

Marvel Animated Minimates Series 6

3A Toys’ Night Mission Captain America

3A Toys is now taking pre-orders for the Night Mission Captain America. This monochromatic version of Cap comes complete with a Stealth Styled Shield that features magnetic detailing which grants the ability to store on Night Mission Cap’s back and arms bracers. The Night Mission Captain America features a newly enhanced, heroically proportioned 1/6th scale body.

Officially licensed by Marvel, the figure is currently available to purchase from Bambaland for $240.00 (that price includes worldwide shipping).

The Night Mission Captain America features the following:

♦Three Sets of Interchangeable Hands
♦Magnetically Attachable Shield
♦Set of Faux-Leather Arm Bracers
♦Set of Faux-Leather Boots

CCC’s Batty Boo – The Black Limited Edition

Charles Creature Cabinet has announced the limited edition run of Batty Boo - The Black Limited Edition (only 6 pieces worldwide). The 5.5-inch tall pieces includes the following: Face-Up, RANDOM colored glass eyes, Satin white blanket wrapping, COA (card of authenticity), purple translucent and luminous (Glow) Bat Wings.

The Batty Boo runs €279.00 (about $328). Head on over now to secure one.

Gary Taxali’s Happiness With A Caveat Book

Gary Taxali has announced the release of his new book, “Happiness With A Caveat”. This 64 page, softcover book showcases a wide collection of Gary’s works. The book features quotes by Chip Kidd, Gary Panter, and Daniel “Attaboy” Seifert (co-founder, Hi-Fructose Magazine). Each book comes signed (and can be personalized upon request).

Also available is the Special Edition. This includes a signed, 5-inch x 7inch print on archival arches paper entitled “Friends With A Caveat”.

Pre-orders will begin shipping in November. The regular edition runs $20.00, while the special edition is $70.00.