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BMT Hardcore Wave 1

Big Man Toys has released the BMT Hardcore Wave 1, featuring 6 years of character in one line. The 3-pack - in a color of your choosing - includes the DTA nominated Treegarr, Moribund - the death bringer endorsed by members of Samhain and owned by Glenn Danzig, and Hydraxe - the two-headed dragon formerly released as a giant 14" custom. Standing in at almost 2.5 inches in height, you can currently pick up flesh, green or yellow versions of the rubber keshi trio for $40.00 plus $8.00 for worldwide shipping.

Baphomaniac Terrible Teal Edition

Toy Art Gallery is releasing a new edition of Martin Ontiveros' Baphomaniac, sculpted by David Arshawsky of Turtlemilk Studios. The Baphomaniac Terrible Teal Edition is cast in a teal soft vinyl. Standing in at 8 inches in height, the piece features articulation at the arms and head. Designed by Martin Ontiveros, sculpted by Turtlemilk Studios, and produced by Toy Art Gallery.

You can pick up the Baphomaniac Terrible Teal Edition today (May 25th 2018) at Noon PT for $80.00.

The Greedy Chicken – Couple of the Death

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.


DIY Miss Cupcake XL Kickstarter

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 I received several angry responses from them. 

With that said, they're back with a "new" Kickstarter - trying to fund the DIY Miss Cupcake XL vinyl. 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?

Death Berry Blast Ultrus Bog

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.

Brachiosore Thawed Out Edition

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.

Brutherford Industries x Kean University at Five Points Fest

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!

Chris Ryniak: Octopup Watch from Vannen

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.

Hot Toys – Deadpool 2 – 1/6th scale Deadpool

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
  • Dagger
  • Two metal katanas
  • Two pistols
  • Two shurikens
  • Pair of katana sheath
  • Wearable neck device
  • Unicorn doll
  • Specially designed Deadpool 2 dynamic figure stand with Deadpool nameplate, movie logo and backdrop