Tru:Tek has teamed up with TAN for a very special painted run of Mimi Monsters going be the name Pigumimis. Coming in at around 5.5 inches tall and featuring articulation in the neck, they've been cast in an orange vinyl, complete with metallic red, flesh, plum and black sprays inspired by classic kaiju infant, Pigumon. Limited to a run of just 5 pieces, these little guys will be going on sale in the Softoy Hobby Store at a random time this Friday, June 3rd 2016 for $140.00 each plus shipping.
Also, Tru:Tek will also be offering up a one-off “Killed Kane” Gamarah via silent auction on Friday. Designed and sculpted by Co.Oc29 for his ongoing Yokai Yu line, the 8-inch tall amphibious kaiju has been cast in a green soft vinyl with a multi-layered flesh paint app, copious blood splatters, plus a chest bursting worm omake inspired by the fateful Gilbert Kane scene from Alien. The auction will run for a 24 hour period starting 0.00am – 23.59pm this Friday, June 3rd 2016 (I think that's likely British Time) and interested parties will be required to direct message their maximum bid to Tru:Tek on Instagram (@trutek), with the highest securing the figure.
Adam Greeley is back with a pair of Marvel Legend Customs in Dr. Strange and the Kraven Night Hunter Edition. They'll both be available to purchase on eBay - Strange here and Kraven here. The Dr. Strange custom ends at 8PM on Thursday while the Kraven Night Hunter Edition will end at 2AM on Thursday. Each one starts with a bid of $50.00.
Yes. I was a 15 year old who used to come home from school and dial up Animaniacs on the old console television set. (Okay...we had more than likely ditched the console by that time) But I appreciate Pinky and The Brain as much as the next guy. So I was glad to see artist Homunculus, of Homunculus Studio, feeling similar childhood nostalgia with the creation of this Pinky and The Brain custom set. They are made with polymer clay and feature acrylic paints on a 2.5-inch and a 4-inch Kidrobot Munny. The set is currently available to purchase for $250.00 plus shipping. All of your 90's childhood nostalgia comes free of charge.
This one was released this past Friday...but I dropped the ball. It, however, is still available to purchase as of writing this. The figure is the new Kid Toxic "Gak" Edition. It pays homage to "the wacky and weird early 90s when it was cool to have a bucket of slime poured on your head". Kid Toxic is designed by Blurbleone and custom painted by Tru Slithers. The custom is limited to 4 pieces and is available at that Tru Slithers link for $60.00 each.
Miscreation Toys and artist Candie Bolton have teamed up to produce this custom Gergle Autopsy Baby. She worked with Monster Kolor and acrylic paints over the clear soft vinyl. They'll be available for pre-order on www.candiebolton.com beginning today (Monday, May 2nd 2016) at 9PM ET for $250.00 each, Quantities are limited and all orders will ship within 3-4 weeks.
On the back of the sellout ToyCon UK version of the DMS Octeapus, comes the Deep Blue colorway of this Mechanimal. The piece stands in at around 5.5 inches tall x 7 inches wide and features moveable, changeable magnetic tentacles. There's pressure cast resin base and cockpit, piloted by a custom version of Lunartik's mini tea vinyl toy.
The Deep Blue colorway is limited to 15 pieces. It will be available to order beginning today (Friday April 29th 2016) at 6PM BST (1PM ET) for £49.99 plus shipping (About $66) from DMS One's Shop.
Artist Adam Greeley has posted his Marvel Legends Week 4 custom up on eBay. The Marvel Legends Custom Hot Rod Iron Man is a fully articulated figure painted with durable automotive and tamiya paint. It stands 6 inches in height. The opening bid is at $60.00, and bidding will end on Thursday April 28th 2016 at 8PM ET.
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.
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.
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.
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.
“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.
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!
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.
“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.
Adam Greeley has announced his Week 3 Marvel Legends Custom: Captain America Black Ops Edition. The custom figure is currently available to bid on over at eBay, with an auction that runs out on Thursday April 21st 2016 at 8PM ET. Bidding for the piece starts at $50.00.
Artist Adam Greeley has released his Week 2 Marvel Legends Custom - the Winter Soldier Communist Edition (w/ alternate head). It is currently available to bid for on eBay, and will be so until 7:30PM on Thursday April 14th 2016. The Custom Winter Soldier Communist Edition comes with sniper rifle and a painted alternate head.