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Uncanny Critters – The Puck

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Matthew Dennall - a startup toy maker based in Sheffield UK - has opened his UncannyCritters online store...featuring his first available creation - The Puck. Puck is the first in a series of toys that will be based on old British folk​-tales. "Pucks are forest Goblins, who are viewed as the most dim witted of the tree spirits, often thought by other fairy folks as being no smarter then a young dog."

The nearly 4-inch tall toy will be cast and painted by the artist. He's painted a classic green on the flesh and then an autumn reddish brown for the bark that grows from his skin. The figure features articulation in the forearms and head.

The Puck is now available for preorder, and Matthew will begin shipping out the toys on December 5th 2014. They're available to order now for $49.00 each.

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Don’t break the Genetic Code

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Genetic Code is a handmade resin figure from South Korean artist unbound25 (Huli Ryu). Currently available to pre - order, the 5.5-inch tall resin is a limited edition of 20 pieces. It includes both the Rough Bulldog and the Baby Bulldog and runs $180.00 plus shipping. To order one of the twenty, you'll need to send payment via PayPal to unbound25r@gmail.com. I'd probably go ahead and email before sending your cash willy-nilly.  The figures are then expected to be delivered 30 days after the payment is received.

Everyone would like to keep their childhoods’ innocence, but they are vulnerable in front of the reality. ‘Genetic Code’ stands for hereditary transmission that we, ‘humans,’ go through. We try to express the transmission by representing 2 bulldogs containing cute and rough images, respectively. For example, the ‘Adorable Baby Bulldog’ embodies our childhoods’ innocence which seems hard to be kept through time and tide. In other words, the innocence (the inner world) along with outward appearance is vulnerable to changes as we grow up. In short, this product is our expression of changes from innocence to roughness. As a matter of fact, this is a quite normal and natural phenomenon (whoever the one is), likely to heredity.

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The Barbalien Warrior and Magus 2 pack

Ben Spencer (Galaxxor.com), in collaboration with Extra-Truckestrial Customs, have created the Barbalien Warrior and Magus 2-pack. The set comes with one Barbalien Warrior figure (pictured above), which features a head cast in resin by Extra-Truckestrial Customs and the reclaimed body of a vintage 5.5" MOTU figure. It was hand painted by Ben Spencer, features shoulder articulation and comes with a skull trophy necklace accessory. The Barbalien Magus was mashed up and cast in resin by Extra-Truckestrial. It was hand painted by Ben Spencer and is mounted on a clear acrylic flight stand.

This 2-pack is limited to an edition of 5 sets and will be available for $85.00 from The Galaxxor Online Store at Noon CDT today (November 10th 2014).

Paul Shih – Sushi Inu and BEVIL Releases

Paul Shih will be releasing two new items this week. The Sushi Inu is a new member to Sushi Kaiju family. Limited to only 10 pups worldwide, five of them will be available from Paul's online shop on Friday November 7th 2014 beginning at 3PM ET. The other five will make their way to the Designer Con Booth #203.

Also, there will be a new colorway of BEVIL, Lemon & Lime Infused, exclusive to Designer Con Booth #203. This one is limited to only 5 pieces. Both are priced at $60.00 each.

Scrambled Wood series One Pricing Details

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While Wood Candy Workshop has revealed the figures that will make up Scrambled Wood Series One, most other details have been a mystery. Well...they've now announced that each wooden toy will be individually bagged in a Muslin sack and boxed. There will be a mini card with a limited edition number included. And each toy is made from four hardwood species: Cherry, Walnut, Maple and Padauk. They are then finished with hardened oil shell and waxed (not sure what that is, but it sounds impressive).

The Exclusive Designer Con show pricing is as follow:

$189.00 for the set of four figures with a free tin of special formula wood wax. This deal is for the first 3 hours of the show on Saturday morning, then sets are $199.99 for the remainder of the show and wood wax is sold separately for $9.00 per tin. (Regular price for complete set is $249.00)

$49.00 for individual figures for the first three hours of the show on Saturday morning. Individual figures are $59.00 for the remainder of the show. (Regular price for individual figures is $69.00)

Goodleg Toys and Teptec Studios honor Bud Spencer

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Goodleg Toys x Teptec Studios have produced and released the Bud Spencer Action Figure. Dropping for Bud’s 85th Birthday...you're probably wondering "Who the hell is Bud Spencer?"

Bud Spencer is an Italian actor who teamed up with fellow actor Terence Hill on over 20 films. Personally, I remember him from his work in spaghetti westerns. Specifically, there's the rather unique spaghetti western comedies - They Call Me Trinity and Trinity Is Still My Name.  

So Goodleg Toys joined up with Teptec Studios to produce a figure compatible with the classic Hasbro WWF figures. Their unofficial Bud Spencer action figure, named Bud “The Bomber” Graziano, is available to pre-order in both bagged ($70.00) and carded ($85.00) versions. You can also pick up a blank, unpainted figure ($45.00, bagged).

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Skelevex: Shallow Grave Mummy (Halloween Edition)

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Freshly unearthed from a shallow grave, the remains of six victims have been recovered, from an ancient Cornish burial ground, in time for Halloween.

Available from the Skelevex store on Friday October 31st 2014 at 11.59PM GMT (7:59PM ET) will be the Skelevex: Shallow Grave Mummy (Halloween Edition). Measuring around 2" tall, the hand-cast and hand-painted resin will feature a weathered and bloody style with gory clear resin head wounds. Each one comes in a black body bag with printed header card. This version is limited to 6 pieces and will be priced at $29.99 plus shipping.

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Jinja – The Soapstone Lion – Auction

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The Jinja (The Soapstone Lion) auction goes lives today (October 30th 2014) at 8PM GMT (4PM ET) over at this eBay link. Each auction will last 10 days, finishing on Sunday November 9th. Also, there will be only 30 blank Soapstone Jinja figures available - in addition to the customs. And while the photo below shows a few customs, there are several others from the following artists: 

Peter Lord (Aardman founder), Rich Webber (Purple & Brown / DC Funnest), Merlin Crossingham (Wallace & Gromit), Gav Strange (Aardman / JamFactory), Sarah Matthews (Aardman / BernysPlace), Sam Hadley (Slumberbean), Danny Capozzi (Aardman / Hero73*) and Peskimo.

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