It's the time of the four year election cycle where we get art toys based on political figures. “The Donald Trump Show” is a TIMEBANDITS collaboration with toy maker/customizer ToddAction and sculpted by David Arshawsky. The 3 ¾” limited edition (non-articulated) hand cast resin figure comes fully carded with artwork produced by Jonathan Stephens / TIMEBANDITS. An official drop date will be released soon, but it appears they are targeting mid-May.
SoKo Cat has released a new, custom molded and cast resin Chibi Godzilla. The 7/8 inch tall figure is hand-painted with acrylics and washes. There will be 10 pieces released via the SoKo Cat Online Store (linked above) beginning today - Monday, May 2nd 2016. The Chibi Godzilla will be priced at $25.00 each and include free domestic shipping.
Amanda Visell and Michelle Valigura have released their latest resin figure set - Pig and Butterfly. You guessed it...this hand-sculpted and hand-painted resin set consists of a pig and a butterfly. That big pig measures about 4.5 inches x 3.5 inches. The set is limited to a run of 25 pieces and is available for $90.00.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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 castles 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 wasnt 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 Doctors failed experiments. Collecting them on foot under a barrage of thrown hand tools would be dangerous, so first of all he needed transport...
Today (April 6th 2016) at 11AM PST, Yosiell Lorenzo will be dropping the Sickling Spring Release. That release includes the Tea-Makers in maroon and sapphire colorways. They'll be limited editions of 3 pieces of each colorway for $80.00.
There are also the Grimoire Guardians (above), with an edition of 5 pieces in each colorway (moss green and murky blue). They'll be available for $40.00 each.
Also, Tea Barrel Snail Riders, shown in the image right above here, will be a limited edition of 2 pieces and they will run $100.00.
The Stone and Amethyst Mini Sicklings are sold as a set for $20.00 or individually for $12.00 each.
And the Magi Scout, a one off Sicklings figure, stands 6 inches tall and comes attached with a mossy base for $260.00.
Amanda Visell and Michelle Valigura have released the new Giraffe and House Resin Set. The pieces are hand-sculpted, hand-cast, and hand-painted. The Giraffe figure measures in at 6 inches in height. The Giraffe and House set is limited to a run size of 35 sets. You can pick one up now via the above link for $90.00.