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2006 Toy Fair: Sideshow Toys

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Sideshow Toys might not produce urban vinyl or designer toys, but their products appeal to most of us collectors.  They recently acquired the US distribution rights to a number of Medicom products – and had these on display at Toy Fair.

The Medicom VSD (Vinyl Super Deformed) figures are super high quality toys that were previously only available in Japan.  The Stormtrooper and Darth Vader figures are both 10 inches in height and estimated to ship in the 3rd quarter of 2006.

Sideshow also introduced a number of new Star Wars, Friday the 13th, Terminator 2 and Lord of the Rings figures.  They have also been adding to their premium format line, however, I am still a big fan of the 12-inch format.  Check out the Sideshow website if you are interested, as they are continuously adding more pre-orders.

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Unnatural History Giveaway

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Nakanari has let us have one of his Funny Club Customs to give away to one of you lucky readers.  The contest ends on March 6th, so you still have time you enter.  You'll need to be a mailing list member and send an email to me at bcslivka@hotmail.com

And if you are in Carrboro, NC...check out the Unnatural History show at Wootini.  Also, you can check out our Discussion Board to chat in the Wootini Forum.  Learn more about Dero, Squire and whatever else Mike and the crew have going on.

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New Forums!

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Since we're trying to bolster our forum activity, we've signed up a number of new and exciting folks to chat on our discussion board.  In addition to Blythe, Rocket World and Friends With You, we have added an Android 8 (Sours and Rustboy), MAD (creator of the popular MAD*L figures), mimobots (everyones favorite flash drive turned designer toy) and Wheaty Wheat Studios (one of the hottest designer toy companies in the biz) forum.  They will all be moderated by folks specific to each artist and/or company.  This is just the beginning...more forums will be coming soon.  We'll also be running a ton of prize giveaways through the board, so now is the time to sign up!

Also, check out the Forum Member of the Month thread for more details on how to achieve that distinction.

Wootini Presents: Attaboy and Annie Owens

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Carrboro, North Carolina's number one designer toy shop - Wootini - is presenting Hi-Fructose magazine co-creators Attaboy and Annie Owens.  The show is entitled Swarmy Weather and you'll need to show up on Friday, March 10th from 7pm to 12am at the historic Carr Mill Mall.  You'll be able to see original artwork (and I'm sure some toys from Atta) as well as partaking in the usual refreshments.

Remixing the Magic Show

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Gallery 1988 is presenting Remixing the Magic.  They will be presenting the work of 50 artists who are reinterpreting Disney classics.  Just check out the list of artists: Han, Biskup, Ledbetter, etc. 

The show will include a special installation inspired by Alice in Wonderland titled Cheshire Cats and The Purple Tree by Julie B.  It appears as this might be the introduction of the Cheshire Cat figure designed by Nathan Cabrera, sculpted by Monster5 and produced by Span of Sunset.

2006 Toy Fair: Loconauts

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Evergrow has introduced a new line of figures on the heels of their Emotes vinyl.  Loconauts and Emotes were on display at Toy Fair 2006 – sharing a booth.  The Loconauts line will include both plush and small resin toys. 

All of the characters are based on wacky personality disorders.  With names like Baxter Burnout, Anna Anorexia and Barry Bi-Polar…you can see the theme.  Each figure also has a tagline about his or her specific ailment.  Shirts and hats will be available as well as key chains and travel mugs.

My personal favorite is Barry Bi-Polar.  He resembles a light bulb and his vinyl head actually lights up when activated.

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