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REVIEW: Jamungo’s NADE

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Jamungo’s Blow Up Dolls have been one of the hottest selling lines of the past few months.  An addendum to the BUD line has been the NADE.  Rather than a fuse coming out of the figure’s head, there is a grenade pin.  You can actually pull the pin out and throw it at your friends…however, I don’t recommend the latter.  The bodies of the two figures are exactly the same.

The NADE line is much more limited than the BUDs.  There are only 950 grey and 50 orange chase figures.  All of these figures are blank, without any designs on them.  The NADE line is also packaged in an interesting green military-themed bag.

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The quality is impressive – similar to the Blow Up Dolls. Jamungo has plans for further series of NADEs.  It should be nice to see a line of artist-designed characters. 

NADE Grades:
Quality: 9/10
Paint: n/a
Durability: 8/10
Hype: 6/10
Fun Factor: 8/10

Overall: 8.9/10

NADEs can be purchased at the following sponsors:

Paniks Toy Box: $11.99 each

Rocket Pop: $10.50 each (SOLD OUT)

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The Blythe Charity Auction

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photo by Gina Garan

The annual Blythe Charity Auction, from the 4th anniversary line up "Cinema Princess" (this year with Edward Scissorhands), is ready to start. 

It runs from April 17 to July 2 and CWC will be auctioning 7 to 8 dolls a week. Each auction week starts on a Monday and ends on a Sunday. From April 17 to May 28 all of the money from the sales of the dolls will go to Make a Wish Japan. From May 29 to July 2 all of the money will go to Nihon Organ Recipient Fund.

To get on the auction site go to: www.yahoo.co.jp and go to : auction for charity. Look for Blythe and join in the good cause.

Toy Artist Tourney Final Is Set

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The Finals in our March Madness Toy Artist Tournament are now set.  Both of these artists have had to pull off several upsets, but they appear to be your favorites in this field of 64.  MAD and Huck Gee will be vying for the ultimate title of Champion of the first Toy Artist Tourney.  Voting will be open until 12:01 AM EST on Saturday April 22nd.  Be sure to support your favorite artist by going to our Discussion Board and casting your vote.

Another Chance to Win a RTW

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Meltdown Comics is ready to say good bye to their last Red Tooth Wedgehead. If you want to get your hands on him, you'll have to put a little work into this one. 

The Breakdown:

Most MySpace comments with one of the Meltdown logos wins.

Meaning, you go to someone's MySpace account and you post a comment with the Meltdown logo & link (www.meltcomics.com).  Then you send Meltdown a list of where they could find them. Whoever sends the most wins. Simple as that.

Logos will be available tonight and Meltdown's website.

Contest starts today and ends at the end of this month.

Send your list to mel@meltcomics.com, Subject: RTW MySpace Contest

NTF & Fafi’s Irina

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We’ve received word from DKE Toys that you should begin seeing Fafi’s Irina figure in stores within the next few weeks.  The latest vinyl toy from Necessaries Toy Foundation will be available in 2 versions.  The “Tan” - Collete - version was released a few months ago and sold out in Europe.  The “Pale” version is Irina with her white hair and purple outfit.  They should retail for around $60, which is a great price for a toy that stands at nearly 11” in height.  The Pale version is limited to 800 pieces while the Tan version is a 200 piece edition.

The following retailers will be carrying this figure:

FreeBento.com
PaniksToyBox.com
KungFuToys.com
3DRetro.com

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The Artwork of Doug Boehm

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It’s been 10 years since I graduated from high school.  It’s always interesting to see what some of your old classmates are up to, and sites like MySpace are key to rekindling old friendships and relationships.  Well, I caught up with a really talented artist from my class – Doug Boehm

His artwork has been seen in loads of publications, and he currently has a number of prints available.  Doug’s limited edition Stereo Friends print sold out in two days.  You still can pick up some of his prints at Thumbtack Press, however they are not limited edition.  Cool, nonetheless.

I feel that a number of his pieces would make great vinyl figures.  What's your opinion?  Check out more of Doug’s work at his flickr page.

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