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Softoy Hobby’s post-ToyCon UK Sale Info

Softoy Hobby will be holding a post-ToyCon UK sale on Wednesday, April 20th 2016 at 9PM London Time (4PM ET). They held back some select stock, along with a few leftovers and a couple of soon-to-be-revealed surprises that didn’t make it to the event. They'll all be available via the above link.

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Gory Hole’s Warui Zonbi: Series 1 “Ghost Edition” (pictured above)
Featuring both SS Wolfgang and Selwyn, these MaBa Zombies-inspired finger puppets have been cast in a GID soft vinyl complete with teal rub, violet sprays and silver detailing. Limited to 10 sets, each coming packed in a deluxe display box with matching GID keshi, these have been priced at $85.00 per set. A limited run of blank GID sets will also be available for $60.00 each.

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One-Off “TMNOB” Secrets of the Oozeballs (pictured above)
One-off Oozeballs inspired by the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, these have been rubbed, sprayed and brushed by Tru:Tek in metallic Monster Kolor paint. Just Michaelangelo and Raphael remain, coming in at $100.00 each.

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Nazi Hovertank play sets (above left)
A collaboration between Gory Hole and Science Patrol, these play sets feature Warui Zonbi “SS Wolfgang” mashed-up with the Mastodon tank. Hand painted by Tru:Tek, each set comes with a hovertank mounted on a display base with magenta keshi that fit in the tank base. Limited to 4 pieces, these will sell for $75.00 each.

One-off Lamputron(above right)
A custom mash-up of Kenth Toy Works/acolorfulmonster’s Zombitron and Shimomoku’s Lampu, this adorable little figure has been adorned with a variety of metallic sprays and hand brushed detailing. Limited to 1 piece, priced at $45.00.

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“GID” SD Fake Baron (above right) 
The first exclusive release for Tru:Tek’s collaboration with Awesome Toy, the micro-sized super ‘bot keshi has been cast in a GID rubber this time around. Limited to just 10 pieces, each packed in a gacha capsule with insert and keychain attachment, these have been priced at $7.00 each.

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Hand painted Strange Creatures keshi (pictured above and photo above that on left)
A soft-debut for Radioactive Uppercut’s Strange Creatures of Atlas Island keshi, this first wave of casts have been hand rubbed, sprayed and brushed by Tru:Tek in a variety of styles and finishes. With standard customs priced at $30.00, the more labor intensive Garamon and Pigumon homages can be yours for $35.00. Look out for more details on the first official SCoAI release soon!

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TMNFB one-off (above right)
Continuing the TMNT theme, Tru:Tek has customized yet another upcoming figure from Radioactive Uppercut in those classic greens and browns, the clawed kappa known as Freakboy! Sculpted by Tim Stephson based on RU’s original design, the little guy – standing at around 2.5″ tall – has been cast by Tru:Tek in a keshi-style rubber, coming with various sprays and detailing to mimic TMNT’s Raphael. Limited to just 1 piece, TMNFB can be yours for just $35.00.

“Darkside of the Rainbow” Arch Mage (above left)
Continuing his collaborations with Science Patrol (of which we hear there’s more coming very soon!), Tru:Tek has set about working on a micro-run of their ever-popular Arch Mage sofubi. Cast in a flesh vinyl, the little guys have been treated to a plethora of metallic pink and purple sprays over a black rub. Limited to just 3 pieces, these have been priced at $30.00 each.

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“Two Face Todd” Trouballz (pictured above)
As well as Tru:Tek’s exclusives, the Softoy Hobby booth also had the honor of stocking a very limited supply of Bad Attic Toys‘ Trouballz sofubi. Available in 3 different vintage-themed colorways, painted versions have been priced at $85.00, whilst blanks will set you back $60.00.

Kosrobot New Releases

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Kosrobot's new minifigure - the aptly named Kosrobot - has been released. The hand-sculpted and hand-cast resin action figure features the classic 5 points of articulation, magnetic joints, bright colors, and stand in at 3 inches in height. This means that all of the parts are interchangeable between Kosrobot dudes...so you can switch things up.

Three versions are now available for sale: two blanks (Orange and Baby Blue Sky) and a fully hand painted Original Version - a classic Kosrobot image in his lovely orange AUM hoodie, dark grey jeans and light grey sneakers that never wear off. The price for the fully painted original version is $34.00 and blanks are $24.00 each plus shipping ($6.00 worldwide).

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Also, Kosrobot has released a new Bubblegum Pink Tsihata figure. This 3-inch scaled figure measures 4.4 inches tall, towering over the Kosrobot with it's glorious horns. The piece was hand-sculpted and hand-cast in colored resin. All of the parts are removable and interchangeable with other Tsihata variants so you can create a color scheme on your taste. It's priced at $24.00 plus $6.00 worldwide shipping. 

Caldera Willos Release

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Artist Kyle Kiran will be releasing his Caldera Willos rotocast resin figure this Saturday (April 16th 2016) at Noon ET. These supernatural Willos are handmade and hand-painted, standing 11 inches tall. Because of the nature of this design, they are each slightly unique. The figure is a limited edition run of 5 pieces, with each one running $125.00.

The Caldera Willos figures will be available via Kyle's store, and he will have a couple with him at the Suburban Vinyl Booth at the East Coast Comic-Con on Saturday in Secaucus, NJ.

Fire-fighting Fire

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South Korea based artist, heuicheon, has released the 3rd figure from the Unnatural Nature series. The Fire-fighting Fire piece is currently available to pre-order. This hand-crafted and hand-painted collectible is a limited edition of 30 pieces. It can currently be pre-ordered for $320.00.

There’s a place called Unnatural nature where all things are unnatural. A fire called “Fire-fighting fire” loves firefighting. He doesn’t know what he does, why he does, and how many times he’s extinguished fire. He is a very skilled fireman and also an infamous serial killer for fire.

Victor Blattodea’s Manual Over-ride

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Mike Strick has announced his latest piece...and it's a creepy one. Victor Blattodea's Manual Over-ride is a fully assembled, hand-painted and weathered display piece. It's been hand-cast in thirteen individual resin parts. Measuring almost 9.5 inches long, from tip of finger to rear edge of wheel, the piece will be available for pre-order at ToyCon 2016 from the SUVB table at the Toy Chronicle stand (1-3). A £20 deposit (about $28) will secure you one at the special ToyCon price of £180 plus shipping (balance payable before shipping). These will be made to order on a first come, first served basis.

The back story is as follows:

Victor Blattodea was born behind a basement wall of Castle Frankenstein. It is impossible to know whether he gained his remarkable intelligence and opposable thumbs thanks to exposure to the many strange chemicals in the castle’s laboratory or by a simple twist of nature. Either way, none of his forty-three siblings shared his gifts. Growing up so different from his brothers and sisters, Victor was lonely and spent much of his time secretly watching the Doctor at work. He found that he could easily understand the experiments and it wasn’t long before he spotted the flaw that was making them fail and causing Frankenstein so much frustration. Stepping out of the shadows he took a deep breath, introduced himself and began to explain what he had worked out. He was surprised to be greeted only by shouts and a flying wrench. It seemed that the Doctor was well aware of his fragile sanity and was not ready to accept advice from a talking cockroach. Running back to safety, Victor decided that he would continue the research on his own. There were plenty of spare parts and materials in the laboratory left over from the Doctor’s failed experiments. Collecting them on foot under a barrage of thrown hand tools would be dangerous, so first of all he needed transport...

Kickstarter: Dinosaur Egg Farm

Artist Benjamin Aguilar recently released a Kickstarter project entitled: Dinosaur Eggs. He explains the project below.

The idea stemmed from a deep desire to help the environment. I’ve created adorable plush dinosaurs, who are visibly dead, but in a super cute way. I hope to use these dolls as a way to reach the youth in order to raise awareness for animal extinction and wildlife preservation. I’m hoping the fun and unique approach will resonate with children more effectively than present techniques. 

There are a pair of dinosaurs available - Tina the Triceratops and Tyrone the Tyrannosaurus. And the Dinosaur Egg Farm has funding levels starting at $15.00 (that's for a single egg). This project is already fully funded, and the Kickstarter campaign will end on .

Remember...this is not a pre-order. There are many instances of crowd funded projects that have been funded never making good on their promised goods. So back with caution.

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