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“MIMI The Cannibal Girl” Blood Red Edition

Tomenosuke is returning with another collectible based on a 1980's cult classic film. The MIMI The Cannibal Girl Blood Red Edition will be released on Friday June 8th 2018 at 11AM JST (10PM ET on June 7th). Based on the everlasting and ever-shocking image from the 1985 Italian horror film Cannibal Holocaust (kids...don't go Googling this), and designed by artist Utomaru, the vinyl figure stands close to a foot tall. This color version is limited to a run of 30 pieces, selling for 12,960JPY (about $120). You can pick one up at the link above...but you can never unsee the movie.

DIY Miss Cupcake XL Vinyl Kickstarter – Back Again

After being angry at me for calling out some shadiness with their DIY Miss Cupcake XL vinyl Kickstarter, the folks from Discordia Culture Shop have canceled that project and restarted a new one at a much-reduced monetary goal. The old project looked to raise $3,023 in funding, while the new version has set a $999 goal.

Based on the listing, this "is your chance to get advance copies of this Platform Toy before anyone else!" Also, it state that "We are not asking you to chip in on our Development, Design, Model, Prototype, or Molding expenses." So why Kickstarter? Isn't that the whole idea of Kickstarter?! Couldn't you just sell pre-orders via your website?


New Worry Beans Release

Taylored Curiosities has released a variety of Worry Beans in different colours (as well as a special ‘Rock pool’ version). Currently, there are versions in the following colors: Blue, Orange Pumpkin, Purple Plum, and Coral. These measure approximately 1-inch tall. Each box contains 4 Worry Beans and sells between £16 and £20 (between $21 and $27) depending on the color. Also, the Rock Pool Worry Beans (seen below) is available for £35 (about $47).


The Breakfast Bears from Kasey Tararuj

Kasey Tararuj - aka One-Eyed Girl - will be debuting a series of Scratch 'N Sniff toys at this weekend's Five Points Fest (Brooklyn, NY). The first set - The Breakfast Bears - consists of Pancake Bear, Need More Coffee Bear, Bacon Bear, Donut Bear, Cinnabun Bear, and Waffle Bear. These will be available, with other pieces, at Booth #532.

When you touch or "scratch" the bellies of each figure, it activates the delicious and realistic scent of each food. Pancakes smell like maple syrup, bacon smells like bacon, cinnabun smells like cinnamon, etc. It's a fun way to make the pieces more interactive and who doesn't love to smell their favorite foods any time of day!? The scent will last for hundreds of scratches. To make the scent last longer, avoid hard or excessive scratching or rubbing. A gentle brush is all you need to release the scent.

Steel Detective Batman from 3A Toys

The final Batman in the DC Steel Age line, Steel Detective is a pre-made, limited edition of 300 pieces that are currently available to purchase at Bambaland. The Steel Detective edition stands approx 14 inches tall and features LED illuminated eyes, 50 points of articulation including fingers and segmented neck armor, with cloth fabric outfit, utility belt, and cape evoking the classic Silver Age look. Designed by Ashley Wood, you can pick one up for $240.00 (worldwide shipping included).

The Steel Detective Batman figure features the following:

  • Two Batarangs
  • Fabric Outfit with Cloth Scalloped Cape
  • Faux-Leather Lace-up Boots
  • Flexible Armored Pauldrons
  • LED Illuminated Eyes

Early Bird SUM Pre-order at Five Points Fest

Plaseebo has announced that the first edition vinyl SUM figure will be available for pre-order from the PLANET-X booth #328 at this weekend's Five Points Fest (June 2 and 3 2018). The early birds - on Friday and Saturday - who place a pre-order will receive a signed original ink sketch by artist Bob Conge on the inside of a SUM 8” x 10" header card.

Below are a few of the available signed original drawings:

50 Years of The Outer Space Men at Five Points Festival

Hitting the scene in 1968 and licensed to Colorforms, The Outer Space Men were a group of seven bendable action figures designed by toy inventor Mel Birnkrant. Each of the original seven figures represented beings from other planets in our solar system including Alpha 7, The Man From Mars; Astro-Nautilus, The Man From Neptune; Commander Comet, The Man From Venus; Colossus Rex, The Man From Jupiter; Electron+, The Man From Pluto; Orbitron, The Man From Uranus; and Xodiac - The Man From Saturn.

After their initial success, they faded from the public eye in 1969 after man walked on the moon. It was in 2008 that wall street executive and co-owner of The Outer Space Men, Gary Schaeffer, published the long-awaited graphic novel reintroducing a whole new generation to The Outer Space Men world. With the huge success of the graphic novel, Birnkrant and Schaeffer issued a license to the four horsemen studios (seventh kingdom, mythic legions, masters of the universe) and released a new series of action figures.

To celebrate 50 years of The Outer Space Men, Clutter Studios has produced an 8-foot tall Colossus Rex. The monster figure will be on display at Five Points Festival this weekend (June 2nd and 3rd) at Booth #924.

Tomenosuke: Sofubi Flesh Gordon Pistol OG Color

Tomenosuke has another release that will please fans of 1970's cult classic films - this one being from 1974's Flesh Gordon (no...not Flash Gordon). The new sofubi Flesh Gordon Pistol OG Colorway will be released on Friday June 1st 2018 at 11:00am JST (May 31st at 10pm ET). The 8-inch long weapon (?) will be an edition size of 80 pieces in this color version. It will retail for 9,980JPY (about $90).