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Art Keys from Look Keys

Look Keys has announced a collection of Art Keys featuring extremely talented artists from the designer scene. These are ready-to-cut house keys that can be used in place of those standard, plain metal keys most of us carry around. The Art Key lineup features designs from 16 different artists, including: Alex Pardee, Amanda Louise Spayd, Amanda Visell, Andrea Kang, Chris RWK, Chris Ryniak, Greg 'Craola' Simkins, Hyperactive Monkey, Jermaine Rogers, Joe Ledbetter, J*RYU, Julie West, kaNO, Reactor-88, Sket-One and Yoskay Yamamoto.

The keys are open-run, retail for $10.00 each, and are available in two different key types (Schlage and Kwikset). Just bring one of these to your local hardware store and get it keyed to fit your lock.

Apple and Worm: Green Edition by T. L. McBeth

Artist T.L. McBeth has released the second colorway of his Apple and Worm resin figure. The Apple and Worm: Green Edition is a limited edition of 6 pieces. These hand-painted resin sculptures measure approximately 6 inches in height. You can grab them for $115.00 plus $15 for US shipping (international shipping, contact the artist for a quote - McBeth.Illustration@gmail.com).

3AGO Clear Square R1 Set

3A Toys has announced the pre-order availability of the 3AGO Clear Square R1 Set, designed by artist Ashley Wood. The set includes a Pink Clear Square R1,Blue Clear Square R1, and Purple Clear Square R1. Measuring approximately 3 inches tall, each figure includes 5 points of articulation and an internal brain box. These will be available beginning on Friday May 10th 2019 from WO3A.com for $99.00 (price includes worldwide shipping).

Marvel’s Avengers: Endgame Pop! Series

Funko has added a number of new collectibles to their Marvel's Avengers: Endgame Pop! Series. You can grab Hulk in a number of shiny, metallic versions...including green, yellow, blue, orange, red, and purple chrome Pop! figures (exclusive to Walmart). Also, there's Thor, looking casual as a Pop! figure clad in sunglasses and sandals. You can grab the 6-inch tall supersized Hulk Pop! is wearing the Infinity Gauntlet. And the Pop! Rescue is here to save the day. Plus, the Pop! Thor holding the iconic Stormbreaker and Mjolnir is available as an FYE exclusive.

Look for these plus plenty of other Avengers: Endgame Pop! figures over at Amazon.com.

Mondo x Rockin’ Jelly Bean – God Bird Man Tiki Mug

Mondo has teamed up with artist Rockin' Jelly Bean to release, straight from Japan, another series of Tiki Mugs. The God Bird Man Tiki Mug features Rockin' Jelly Bean's visage in tiki form. Available is two different glazes - the Mondo Exclusive Red Variant (red with yellow details) and the Green Variant (green with yellow details).

Measuring approximately 7 inches in height, the ceramic Tiki Mug holds about 16 oz of your favorite beverage. The Mondo Exclusive Red Variant is limited to a run of 150 pieces and runs $70.00 each. The Green Variant is an edition size of 130 pieces and runs $65.00.

Avengers: Endgame Minimates

The Avengers: Endgame Minimates figure series, from the hit film and produced by Diamond Select Toys, is currently available to purchase. There's a special exclusive Marvel Minimates box set that includes four figures: Tony Stark in his Quantum suit (with alternate heads for Hawkeye and Ant-Man), Black Widow (with an alternate head for Nebula), Quantum Suit Hulk, and Quantum Suit War Machine. 

There are four two-packs available exclusively at Walgreens stores, each pairing two cast members from the sure-to-be-blockbuster film: Iron Man with Thanos, Black Widow with Hawkeye, Hulk with War Machine, and Quantum Suit Captain America with Quantum Suit Rocket. (The last pack also includes alternate parts to turn Captain America into Thor, complete with Stormbreaker)

You can currently pick up these, plus plenty of other Avengers: Endgame collectibles, over at Amazon.com.

UglyDolls: My 15 Years of Reporting on Ugly

Way back in 2004, I started a website called Toytoons. One of the first toy reviews I ever did was based on Sun-Min Kim and David Horvath's plush UglyDoll series. It was one of the reasons I got into the indie/designer toy scene in the first place. (Also, I think Alita Friedman needs some major recognition as she busted her tail for UglyDolls) You can check out the 36 pages of UglyDolls posts I have on Plastic and Plush - going back to 2005.

Now, 15 years later, the film version of these unique creations is being shown on the silver screen. And while I haven't yet seen the movie, it appears the film's message is similar to what David + Sun-Min have been conveying for years. In today's climate, a little positivity is a good thing. 

Kidrobot.com Exclusive Midnight Moon Bat – Sweet Fang Edition

Kidrobot and Martian Toys have released the Kidrobot.com Exclusive Midnight Moon Bat - Sweet Fang Edition figure from artist Nightly Made (aka Megan O’Brien). Her first ever vinyl figure, this 4.5-inch tall pieces is limited to 100 pieces worldwide (in this colorway). Oh...and you can hang the figure upside - like a real bat - by its tail. Go ahead and pick one up now for $49.99.

Kidrobot x South Park – Vinyl Mini Figure Series 2

Kidrobot and the folks from South Park have released the South Park Vinyl Mini Figure Series 2. The series of 3-inch tall vinyl figures features new figures of “the boys” as well as fan favorites like Token, Wendy, Tweak and Craig. You can pick up the blind box series for $9.99 each. This all new series includes the 16 characters featured below:

  • Wendy
  • Bebe
  • Timmy
  • Jimmy
  • Craig
  • Stan Puking
  • Token
  • Tweek
  • Heidi
  • Cartman
  • PC Principal
  • Gerald
  • Kyle Fro
  • KyleCouseKyle
  • Scott Malkinson
  • Kenny Buttface

Scooby-Doo Bendable Figures

NJ Croce has released their new line of Scooby-Doo Bendable Figures. The five main characters (Scooby-Doo, Shaggy, Daphne, Velma, and Fred) are featured both individually and as a set. You can pick them up for $8.99 each or for $32.99 for the set of five figures.