Kidrobot x Sanrio have announced the new Hello Sanrio Micro Vehicle Blind Bag Series. They're teaming up to bring your favorite Sanrio characters to life in micro food truck form. Spice up your collection with a dash of delicious and a micro serving of Sanrio charm with must-have characters, including: Hello Kitty Milk Truck; Tuxedosam Ice Cream Truck; Keroppi Rice Ball Food Truck; Pompompurin Cafe Food Truck; Badtz-Maru Sushi Truck; Little Twin Stars Food Trucks; Dokidoki Yummychums; Chococat Chocolate Food Truck; My Melody Bakery Food Truck; Gudetama Lazy Egg Carton Food Truck.
Each vinyl micro vehicle rolls in around 1.5 inches tall and comes with a collectible matching cotton pouch. You can pick up these blind bags now for $9.99 each.
From the hit movie "Thor: Ragnarok" comes the Loki Nendoroid: DX Version. GoodSmile is currently taking pre-orders (through February 27th 2019) for the 4-inch tall figures.
The Loki Nendoroid includes a lot of accessories. It comes with four face plates, including a standard glaring expression, a condescending expression, the listless expression from his famous "surprise" line, as well as a determined laughing expression. His iconic helm with two horns can be attached onto the face plates and he can also be displayed without the helm. He comes with two knives connected to his hands with transparent parts to recreate him spinning the knives in the air, and he also comes with the box and chain to complete the "surprise" scene. A body part of his black suit is also included with standard arm parts and crossed arm parts. The Crown of Surtur has also been recreated in Nendoroid form. A Tesseract part placeable on the stand base and a stand base made to resemble the Bifrost is also included.
Look for the Loki Nendoroid: DX Version to sell for ¥8,056 (about $80.00). It's expected to begin shipping in August 2019.
Great Twins has started taking pre-orders for their Twelfth Scale Supreme Action Figure - Terminator 2: Judgement Day – T-1000. There will be two versions available - Standard and Exclusive. Measuring approximately 16cm (6.3 inches), the figure features a hand painted likeness of Robert Patrick as the T-1000 from T2. The Standard Version sells for $100.00, while the Exclusive Version runs $115.00. They are both expected to ship in Q3 of 2019.
The Terminator 2: Judgement Day – T-1000 figure features the following:
Interchangeable damaged hollow half head sculpt
Three pairs of interchangeable hands
Pair of interchangeable metal-like hook arms
Interchangeable metal-like pointing forefinger
Interchangeable metal-like pointed hand
Police officer dark blue shirt with name tag and badge
Police officer dark blue pants with black buckled belt and pouches
It's like Mezco Toyz is marketing straight to me with their latest release. With February 9th 2019 marking the 40th anniversary of the timeless cult hit, ‘The Warriors’, the fine folks at Mezco have announced the One:12 Collective - The Warriors Deluxe Box Set. Packaged together in a special edition, collector-friendly metal tin, are Ajax, Swan, and two Baseball Furies (leader and soldier). The full set of 4 figures runs $275.00 and is expected to ship between December 2019 and March 2020.
**I know a cult film such as The Warriors might be too narrow in its collectibles appeal...but I sure would love to have more members of the gang released. Although, they did that with their 9-inch tall and stylized action figure lines featuring The Warriors.**
The One:12 Collective - The Warriors Deluxe Box Set includes the following:
Devil's Head Productions will be celebrating Valentine's Day in style...with two new releases taking place on Thursday February 14th 2019.
2019 BE MINE APALALA
At first blush you may think this is the same toy that was released back in 2017...but it's NOT! This neon pink opaque vinyl has a special surprise this year. Not only does the 2019 Be Mine Apalala have orange glass eyes but the whole toy actually glows orange when the lights are out! BOOM! Comes with a matching Jizo-Anarcho OMAKE and a 3 inch diecut Pink Crawlah Apalala sticker as a bonus. Made in Japan. Not intended for children under 14 years old. $130.00 each
2019 VDAY WOLFPACK
Riding hot off the heels of the DCON Wolfpack, another Shirahama X DHP collaboration runs wild. Soft pink vinyl with pink, red, gold, tan, lavender and dark purple paints. Made in Japan. Not intended for children under 14 years old. $60.00 each
Toy Art Gallery has released a new edition of Martin Ontiveros' Glampyre vinyl. The Glampyre - Green Goblin Edition features a super-villain paint job, with purple, black, yellow, and red sprays on bright green vinyl. The Glampyre stands 8 inches tall, features articulation at the head, arms, wrists, waist, and boots, and a detailed sculpt in Martin Ontiveros' signature style.
The Glampyre - Green Goblin Edition is available now for $75.00.
Beginning February 9th 2019, the Alliance of American Football is bringing a new look to football. The AAF features players with local ties to the league's eight teams, new technology that brings fans closer to these players, their stats, and in game experience. OYO Sportshas teamed up with the AAF to release 2019 Inaugural minifigures. The first AAF OYO minifigure for each team, features the 2019 Inaugural patch, and the #1 on each jersey. You can pick up these figures for $12.99 each.
Super7 has announced that The Masters of the Universe Vintage Collection Wave 3 is currently available for pre-sale. Featuring 7 new figures in this 5.5-inch assortment, you can grab the following figures:
Crystal Man-At-Arms (from Episode 34 "The Dragon's Gift")
Frozen Teela (from Episode 76 "The Ice Age Cometh")
Gold Statue He-Man (from Episode 2 "The Shaping Staff")
All figures include various accessories. The window to order these will be open until Thursday, February 28th 2019. Figures are available individually for $20.00 each and will ship in summer 2019.
Nominations are officially open for the 9th annual Designer Toy Awards. Presented by Clutter, the Designer Toy Awards (DTAs) is an annual event honoring excellence and innovation in the field of Designer Toys. With categories like Breakthrough Artist of the Year, Toy of the Year, and Artist of the Year (among many others) the DTAs highlight the year's best designs, concepts and accomplishments by both veterans and newcomers in the diverse world of Designer Toys.
Running until February 28th 2019 at 6PM ET, nominations can be submitted now through the website designertoyawards.com. I'm not telling you to go nominate Plastic and Plush...I'd just like a little recognition for reporting on designer toys for the last 15 years.
Way back in 1954, Andy Warhol published a series of cat portraits entitled “25 Cats Named Sam and One Blue Pussy” - a collaboration with his mother Julia Warhola. This book was privately printed by the artist in small quantities featuring blotted-line watercolor drawings in vibrant pop-art colors.
Kidrobot and The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts have teamed up to bring these iconic portraits of Warhol’s much-loved cats into your home. Standing between 14 inches and 20 inches tall, they have released three plush kittens - One Blue Pussy Cat, Yellow Sam the Cat, and Orange Sam the Cat. You can currently pick them up from Kidrobot for $29.99 each.