Over 30 participants from all over Russia submitted their work for a custom Munny exhibition. It occurred over this past weekend and was held at the Fabrica exhibition hall (formerly a paper factory) in Moscow. Photos are by XYZ and the exhibition can be found online.
Over the past few years, Sideshow Toys has expanded their line from prop replicas and 12” figures to distribution, premium format figures and a load of amazing licenses. In my opinion, their bread and butter is still the 12” figure line.
A recent license addition has been the cult classic film – Scarface. There are currently 3 Scarface products available through Sideshow – talking Tony Montana (12”), Final Battle Scarface (12”) and the Premium Format Tony Montana. All of these figures are of Al Pacino’s character Tony Montana aka Scarface.
The 1983 film follows Montana (Pacino) and his path from a Cuban refugee to running a powerful Miami based drug cartel. You are there to witness his downfall - due to his power, enemies and paranoia. Over the years, it has become an urban cult-classic and is still as popular now as it was years ago.
Patrick from Rocket World sent us this photo of the final sculpt of the new Sasquatch and Yeti figures from the Insurgents Wilderness Gruppo line. Don't worry...they aren't going to bright red. These sculpts are actually made out of wax. See how the boyfriend and girlfriend have interconnecting hands? How cute. Maybe not so cute is that they probably just got done slaughtering some evil poachers.
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.
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.
Fun Factor: 8/10
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From the same company that sent us word of their Web Robot figures come the Disney wooden action figures. These figures have a vinyl head, PVC hands and feet and a wooden body. I'm sure they'd be of interest to the little kids in your life (if they're Disney fans).
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.
Vinyl Abuse has sent word of their Gee Whizz auction. It's going to support Huck Gee's fight against the man. All of the items on the site are up for bidding through Ebay.co.uk.
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.