Beginning on Thursday May 24th 2018, you'll be able to pre-order the Greedy Chicken - Couple of the Death (with their special beanie and skull mask) over at Pop and Toys. This will be the third edition in this collection, each one a handmade resin figure by PoOL. The set includes both 2.75-inch tall figures shown above, and handmade packaging by Cheewie. The set will sell for €60.00 (about $70.50) plus shipping.
I put a disclaimer on the last Kickstarter project from Discordia Culture Shop, similar to what I post on every Kickstarter project I post about. Well, the folks from that site didn't understand/like that I might have intimated that backers don't always receive their rewards...so I received several angry responses from them.
With that said, they're back with a "new" Kickstarter - trying to fund the DIY Miss Cupcake XLvinyl. So this isn't really new. The DIY Miss Cupcake was released by Dreamland Toyworks back in 2009 - article here. I guess the XL is new, as the size has increased from 3 inches to 5 inches.
I'm a skeptic...especially when provoked. So I did some calculations on the current Kickstarter campaign. You can see backing levels and the number of backers for each level on Kickstarter. I assumed each backer gave the amount at their backed level. That amounted to $300 pledged...however, somehow, the project is at $1,618. That's a fairly substantial sum (average of $85.20) for a project that only has 19 backers and none of them at a pledge level over $32.
I noticed that one of Discordia's owners backed the project. That's a little odd...backing your own Kickstarter. I always wondered if some of these Kickstarter projects temporarily inflate their current pledged amount in order to look more attractive to other backers (there is a herd mentally about Kickstarter). Could that be what's happening here?
The Death Berry Blast Ultrus Bog is the first version of Skinner's Ultra Bog figure to showcase marbled vinyl. This masterful mix of bright blue and bright pink vinyls, creating some purples in between, stands 8 inches tall, and is articulated in the arms, hands, neck and waist for super posability.
The Death Berry Blast Ultrus Bog will drop online today (Friday, May 18th 2018) at Noon PT over at Lulubell Toys. It will run $95.00 plus shipping.
Toy Art Gallery will be releasing a new edition of James Groman's Brachiosore.The Brachiosore Thawed Out Edition is dripping with juicy zombiefied detail, standing 8 inches tall and featuring 5 points of articulation. The factory-painted Thawed Out edition comes to life with tons of gore-iffic paint applications and detailing. This version will be available today (Friday May 18th 2018) at Noon PT for $145.00.
Godzilla joins Funko Mystery Minis as a 3-pack set. The Godzilla Mystery Mini 3-pack showcases two of the figures - a regular version and a burning version. However, the third contains a mystery collectible...which version of Godzilla will you get? Look for the set to be available to purchase over at Amazon.com.
Five Points Festival, a designer toy, street, and alternative art festival, has announced a partnership, working with the next generation to further their education.
Students of the industrial design program, under Professor Ryan Rutherford in the Robert Busch School of Design within the Michael Graves College at Kean University, have been working hard to create a marketable, well designed character, to produce and sell in a real-world experience model. The character they created, titled OTTO, was then sculpted in clay and molded in silicone. Five Points Festival is excited to have partnered with the program to provide exhibition space for the students to create and sell their goods LIVE.
Guests to Five Points Festival will be able to experience the process - from the spark of an idea to buyer ready product. Pieces will be made to order using Brutherford Industries roto-casting technology and packaged right before your eyes!
Vannen has released the new Chris Ryniak 'Octopup' Vannen Artist Watch. Limited to a run of 40 pieces, this is the third watch in a series of four. 'Octopup’ lives in an aquarium-like clear, matte plastic watch with tiny bubbles printed on the surface of the crystal. Each ‘Octopup’ watch also comes with an exclusive sticker and autographed packaging signed by Chris. You can pick one up now for $60.00.
Everyone's favorite foul-mouthed Merc is back. The Deadpool sequel - Deadpool 2 - opens in US theaters tomorrow...and to celebrate, Hot Toys has announced the new 1/6th scale Deadpool collectible figure based on the new film.
The movie-accurate collectible figure is specially crafted based on the appearance of Deadpool from Deadpool 2. It features a masked head sculpt with 5 pairs of interchangeable eye pieces to create numerous combinations of Deadpool’s expressions, an iconic red and black Deadpool suit made with new materials and excellent tailoring, Deadpool’s signature weapons including a pair of metal swords, a dagger, and pistols, DP’s favorite mystical animal toy unicorn, a pair of interchangeable high heels, an X-Men Trainee jersey, a wearable neck device, variety of interchangeable hands available for different gestures, and a specially designed Deadpool 2 themed dynamic figure stand perfect for aerial poses.
Currently, you can pre-order the figure over at Sideshow Collectibles for $251.00. It's expected to begin shipping in Q1 of 2019.
The Deadpool 2 – 1/6th scale Deadpool Collectible Figure features the following:
Deadpool head with five pairs of interchangeable eye pieces
Pair of fists
Pair of relaxed hands
Pair of katana holding hands
Pair of gun holding hands
Pair of finger pointing hands
Thumb-up right hand
OK-sign left hand
Specially tailored red and black-colored leather-like Deadpool suit
Black and yellow-colored X-Men Trainee jersey
Brown-colored leather-like belt with metallic red buckle
Pair of thigh gun holsters
Dagger sheath on shin
Pair of metallic red and black-colored boots
Pair of interchangeable black-colored high heels
Two metal katanas
Pair of katana sheath
Wearable neck device
Specially designed Deadpool 2 dynamic figure stand with Deadpool nameplate, movie logo and backdrop
Threezero's officially licensed Game of Thrones series of 1/6 scale collectible figures continues with the pre-order release of their Cersei Lannister figure. Pre-orders for Cersei of House Lannister will begin on Wednesday May 23rd 2018 at 9:00am HKT (9PM ET on May 22nd) via the above link. The figure will be priced at $158.00, with worldwide shipping included. The figure features a highly-accurate realistic likeness to the character’s appearance, as portrayed by Lena Headey, on the hit HBO television series.
The 1/6th scale Game of Thrones Cersei Lannister collectible features the following:
Fools Paradise has announced pre-order details for their XL 89' Lowfool vinyl figure. Measuring approximately 20 inches in heights, the Batman-esque piece is limited to a run of 298 pieces worldwide. It's priced at $328.00 plus $30.00 global shipping, with shipping anticipated to happen in Q3 of 2018.