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Mark Hamill (and Millie) meets his 1/6th scale Last Jedi Luke

Sideshow Collectibles posted the above photo showing actor, Joker, and photobomber-extraordinairre Mark Hamill (and what appears to be his dog Millie, sitting patiently by - I envy folks whose dogs behave) wielding his 1/6th scale Star Wars: The Last Jedi likeness produced by Hot Toys. I'm sure it's pretty wacky seeing yourself produced as a collectible figure, but I'm guessing Mr. Hamill is well used to it - it's been happening for the past 40 years.

Although, as you can see below, they seem to be doing a much better job lately (Everyone probably wants to forget about the "juiced" Lukes from The Power of the Force Series. Ironically, performance enhancing drugs must have been a part of life during the mid-90's - from major league baseball to Star Wars collectibles.)

TOYSOUL Resin Heart Edition

Emilio Subirá has introduced a new character - TOYSOUL, the Ultimate Meta-Toy. The character is based on classical toy packaging as a kind of a celebration unto the toy culture itself. Using thermoforming vacuum equipment to make the little bubble on its chest, Emilio has put an individual heart within each bubble. The resin figure features magnetic articulation at the arms. This first edition, entitled Resin Heart, features a run of 8 pieces plus a single Artist Proof. You can pick them up via the above link for $69.00 each.

 

Andrew Bell’s Kill Kat

While the rest of the designer vinyl world sputters along, Andrew Bell is dropping this lovely Kill Kat Milk Chocolate 6-inch tall vinyl. Based off of his one-off resin sculpture from a few years back, the figure comes complete with a custom candy wrapper. Oh...and 1 in 10 pieces is actually a dark chocolate chase. And while the NYCC allotment quickly does out (yeah...duh), the regular run will eventually be released.

Tonner’s Wonder Woman #1

Tonner Doll Company has  announced their new Wonder Woman #1 16-inch tall character figure based on the likeness of actress Gal Gadot. The warrior Princess from Themyscira is engineered of injected plastic and vinyl. The totally new body has 15 points of articulation and saran hair. She comes dressed in battle armor consisting of a molded breast plate with a genuine leather battle skirt. Her armbands and gauntlets are made of real metal. Wonder Woman carries her golden lasso in a genuine leather harness. Her boots are made of detailed vinyl and resin. And the figure comes with changeable open hands, fists, and gripping hands. If you pick up the bundle ($310.00), that includes a figure stand as well as a shield and sword set. You can also purchase these separately (stand - $50.00; shield/sword - $50.00; Wonder Woman - $225.00). This is a limited edition of 500 pieces and will begin shipping around December of 2017.

ThinkGeek’s Breaking Bad RV Incense Burner

When I saw the above image, I had to do a double check to make sure we somehow hadn't catapulted all the way to April 1st. It seems like ThinkGeek decided to get the jump on you April Fools with the release of their Breaking Bad RV Incense Burner. This 11-inch long ceramic recreational vehicle burns incense cones inside the door...so it looks like the guys are cooking up a fresh batch of...incense, of course. Pick one up - it'll look perfect in your parents' basement - for $29.99.

The Tomenosuke Blaster and Blade Runner 2049

If you've followed the goings on at Tomenosuke, then you likely know how long they've been working on perfecting and producing their Tomenosuke Blaster. The replica of Deckard's Blaster from Blade Runner has been a passion project for Shinji and the other folks at Tomenosuke.

Now, according to them, there has been some suspicious quotes made by Blade Runner 2049's Prop Master Doug Harlocker. He claims that he tracked down the original blaster from an unnamed individual who purchased the item at auction. Tomenosuke claims that the Blaster featured in this Wired article and the VICE piece below show the Tomenosuke Blaster and not one produced by the prop master.

There is a pretty detailed rundown with photographic evidence over at this Tomenosuke blog post. Personally, I know how long and hard Shinji has been working on this project. The Tomenosuke Blaster not only bears the company's name...but in a little bit, its soul. So I'm sure all of those involved are devastated that their hard work will not be recognized within the film. I'm here to recognize that hard work and craftsmanship right here.

Bring Back Warpo’s Krampus

The nature of the toy and collectible game is that you are going to see a lot of stuff that will just never get produced. Good ideas come and go...as do cool figures. There are those few pieces that just stick in your head. You never totally give up hope that they’re actually dead. For me, that one is Warpo Toys’ Don’t Cuddle The Krampus.

Run as a Kickstarter campaign, Don’t Cuddle The Krampus raised $66,571 out of the necessary $70,000 goal. That’s over 95%. (I backed for several of them) Alas, they never produced the nod to My Pet Monster (and the demon goat thing that terrorizes naughty children at Christmas). For some reason, I have never given up hope. The Kickstarter project ended in December of 2015 and I continue to hold out that maybe Warpo will see just how close they actually were...and give it one more try.

C’mon guys...do it for me.