One of Sideshow Toys’ SDCC exclusives comes from one of Medicom’s most unique Star Wars collectibles - the Japanese style vinyl super-deformed series (Vinyl Collectible Dolls). The 501st Clone Trooper VSD stands roughly 8” in height, and the stylized caricature sculpture captures the menace, but cuteness, of the Episode III - Revenge of the Sith Clone design perfectly. The figure is highly poseable, and includes blaster. This exclusive Clone Trooper is decorated in the blue markings characteristic of the 501st Legion, Vader's Fist, the spec ops team that followed Darth Vader in the assault on the Jedi Temple. It runs $59.99 for Comic Con attendees.
Sun-Min Kim will be working with Toy2R to release a series of plush Spider Boom figures. What will they look like? No one knows! The pictures haven't been released yet. But we'll keep you updated!
Hammeractive will be hosting the Soccabot World Custom Cup this summer. Teams of 4 designers from different countries will create custom Soccabots, while fans will be able to vote for the winner online. The customs will be shown at supalife.de in Berlin during the finals of the FIFA World Cup.
These are the teams that are involved (and totally confirmed):
Australia - Coach: Jeremyville
Brazil - Coach: Boncker Bear, Players: Helena, Dear, Saner, Boncker
England - Coach: Future Plastik, Players: WRD ONE, Hammo, MooDude, Triclops
France - Coach: Artoyz
Italy - Coach: Atom Plastic
USA - Coach: Myplasticheart
Spain - Coach: Marrs Bar
Netherlands - Coach: Toydigger, Players: Playskewl, Bfree, Liv3r, Sjors Trimbach
Portugal - Coach: Vectorbrigade
Mexico - Coach: Thecitylovesyou
Suckadelic will be celebrating the long awaited release of the Mary Paper$ Suckadelic bootleg on May 18th. If you’re in the Williamsburg, Brooklyn area…come out to Hi Five, the new Toy Tokyo outpost. Meet Mary Paper$ and be the first to get one of the 200 limited edition sweatshop pieces. Also attending will be the Sucklord. He’ll be signing copies of the exclusive Sucklord 78 figure. “Limited to only 15 pieces, this wack glob of crap can only be bought at this store. Better be there! Costumes, helmets, and masks are encouraged!”
Hi Five - 132 N. 5th St @ Bedford 7PM
STRANGEco will be releasing two great new projects: Turtle Camper (Jeremy Fish) and Invisible Plan (MARS-1). Both of them will be released in the 3rd week of June.
The limited edition, rotocast vinyl Turtle Camper will retail around $55. It is a limited run of 1,000 pieces and approximately 4 inches tall.
The Invisible Plan mini figure series features 12 originally sculpted characters in two color versions. The figures are based on a painting by MARS-1 of the same name. Look for them to retail around $8 each.
Jamous has sent photos of Doudoupop’s faux leather Bioted plush figures. “This plush has the firmness of a punching-ball and the hypnotic look of a fish.” His size allows him to survive in urban surroundings, as well as the countryside. His chic coating is perfect to bring him to parties.
This hand crafted, limited edition plush is available in 3 colors (with colored spine hair). Available at www.papiermachine.com.
Chronic Fatigue has sent word that his Mixy and Joe action figures have finally arrived at his place in the UK. As you can see, he's now surrounded by flesh-eating, zombified rabbits. These figures were manufactured by Wheaty Wheat Studios, but if you're interested in purchasing one...shoot CF an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nakanari has sent photos of his Puffy Ninja Munny custom he was commissioned to produce. He even has his own throwing star.