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Wood Candy Workshop’s Veg-A-Bow Hot

Wood Candy Workshop is releasing their latest wood toy - "Veg-A-Bow" - next week. On Tuesday October 24th 2017 at 6AM CT via their website, you'll be able to pick up your very own Veg-A-Bow. Made from Cherry Wood and High Pigment Acrylic Paint on Maple Wood, the "Hot" colorway is limited to only 20 pieces. Each piece has a single point of articulation (head/body) and includes a mini print (to be revealed next week). They are all designed and handcrafted in Flower Mound Texas.

Masters of Martial Arts – Pop Prolific

Pop Prolific has a new series of hand-painted 5.5-inch tall resin figures in the works - Masters of Martial Arts. Inspired by the body shape and construction of the Masters of the Universe figures and the gnarly sculpting style of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles figures, this set of (G.I. Joe) Storm Shadow inspired characters, the Young Master and the Shadow Master, are sculpted in a silhouette that echoes the stance of the vintage Masters of The Universe figures. To accompany them on their trip to Eternia is Don-At-Arms, an obvious fusion of two of the brightest minds in the universe.

The edition size on each figure is open for the moment. There's currently an open pre-order on POPprolific.bigcartel.com that ends on Sunday October 15th 2017. Justin will make enough figures to fulfill the pre-orders plus a few extra and then move onto the next wave of characters. Don't miss out.

Tacco chan from Soji Gifts and Collectibles

Tacco chan is Soji Gifts and Collectibles new 8-legged friend. This clear resin figure stands 3 inches tall and is hand casted in a clear resin tinted with a milky white with iridescent cellophane by Rocketman Props. At $65.00 CAD each (about $52.00), the first run is limited to 10 resin figures. Each one is hand painted by Maki Fujimoto, one of the founders of Planet 3 Toys. The release of Tacco chan will be on Saturday, October 14th 2017 at 10AM PST in-store (Vancouver, Canada) for 5 figures and the other 5 will be sold online via the above link on Sunday, October 15th 2017 at 10AM PST.

The Greedy Chicken Black and White Edition

PopandToys has The Greedy Chicken Black and White Edition. This Edition will be the second run of Greedy Chicken resin figures that has been released. Each 2.75-inch tall handmade resin (by Pool) will come in handmade packaging (by Cheewie). They are limited edition of 15 pieces per color, with individual figures running €29.90 (about $35) and both black and white for €49.90 (about $59).

Dellamorteco’s Krampus Mug

I'm sort of enthralled with the tale and mythos of Krampus. The anti-Santa has gained popularity the last several years, especially in the horror movie genre. But we also have collectibles. And thanks to Dellamorteco, who I just happened to find on Etsy, coffee drinkers can sip their favorite java straight from the cranium of the hoofed-foot goat demon. Sculpted of food grade resin, there's a removable 16 oz. stainless steel liner cup inside. You can pick up for own (measures 5.5-inches in height) for $45.00.

TOYSOUL Resin Heart Edition

Emilio Subirá has introduced a new character - TOYSOUL, the Ultimate Meta-Toy. The character is based on classical toy packaging as a kind of a celebration unto the toy culture itself. Using thermoforming vacuum equipment to make the little bubble on its chest, Emilio has put an individual heart within each bubble. The resin figure features magnetic articulation at the arms. This first edition, entitled Resin Heart, features a run of 8 pieces plus a single Artist Proof. You can pick them up via the above link for $69.00 each.

 

Panda King III – Aqua King

ʻUmi Toys Hawaiʻi is taking pre-orders for their exclusive Aqua King colorway of the Silent Stage Gallery x Angry Woebots Panda King III mini resin figure. This clear aqua colorway (it sort of reminds me of solid mouthwash) is cast in resin and available in a run of 100 pieces. Preorders are currently underway, and the retail price for this version is $59.99. They're saying to allow between 4 and 5 weeks for delivery.

Emilio Subirá’s The Ink Sucker

Emilio Subirá has come up with a new character creation he's calling The Ink Sucker. This combination mosquito/tattoo machine was designed and produced as a comission for Emilio's tattooer friend Aitor Mo. And now he's offering a limited edition run of 6 pieces of this resin figure available to collectors.

So I'm guessing maybe this is a tattoo machine that suck out the ink? The 5-inch tall figure is available today at http://emiliosubira.storenvy.com/ for $125.00. Each one includes a certificate of authenticity and comes signed and numbered.

REVIEW: Andre the Giant’s Posse Has a Posse

Recent trends have seen the “designer toy scene” shift from what was primarily dominated by small run (100 to 500 pieces) production vinyl to limited edition (1 to 100 pieces) resin. The advantage? Pretty much anyone can produce figures using resin. Sculpt something. Create a mold. Pour resin into the mold. Rinse and repeat. Plus, it’s much cheaper - there’s no tooling, going back and forth with the factory, and no shipping from China.

With that said, it’s the main reason we’ve seen a shift - by individual artists - from vinyl to resin. The licensed stuff still gets play in vinyl, because they can be created in such large amounts that its economically feasible. But those artists, unless they have worldwide appeal, don't see the vinyl production like they used to. There's still resin. And one of those artists currently slinging in the resin game is Junk Fed.

Artist Todd Rogers (aka Junk Fed) tends to sway more towards 1980’s (with some 70’s and 90’s) nostalgia with his creations. From the Thundercats to Star Trek, all sorts of retro pop culture find themselves mashed up and/or bootlegged. Right now, we're going to take a look at Junk Fed's Andre the Giant's Posse Has a Posse.

Let's see if we can follow this. Back in the late 1980's, artist Shepard Fairey created a sticker called Andre the Giant Has a Posse. That sticker evolved into OBEY Giant. OBEY Giant was also influenced by John Carpenter's cult film They Live (which, coincidently starred a different professional wrestler - Roddy Piper).

All of this loops back around to Junk Fed's Andre the Giant's Posse Has a Posse. The 5-inch tall hand-sculpted, hand-cast, and hand-painted resin figure is a comic take on Fairey's original sticker design. But the figure specifically features Andre as an alien from They Live. Now, if you're reading this thinking "What is this movie?" I'm sorry. Because you have missed a piece of cinema that rivals the historical and societal impact of ten Citizen Kanes. With memorable quotes and a nearly six-minute-long fight scene that rivals Swan Lake in its pageantry, you should buy/rent They Live right now.

The Andre resin is posed similar to his 1980's LJN Wrestling Superstars figure - flexing with his hands near his head. The piece is painted in the blue, white, and red details of the They Live aliens (sorry for the spoilers, but I just told you to watch the movie). And given the continued popularity and cult status of the film, it's sort of strange that the only "toys" based on the film are customs and bootlegs inspired by the movie.

The piece has no points of articulation. CONSUME Battle him against your old-school WWF collectibles at your own risk. CONFORM Andre the Giant's Posse Has a Posse is currently available to purchase from Junk Fed for $50.00 (although it's currently out of stock) BUY.

The Facts



Andre the Giant’s Posse Has a Posse
Manufacturer: Junk Fed
Artist: Todd Rogers
Material: Resin
Dimensions: 5 inches tall
Points of Articulation: Zero
Pricing: $50.00

You can pick one up at the following:

Junk Fed Store: $50.00 each

DKE Toys at Power-Con

DKE Toys will be set up at Power-Con: The He-Man and She-Ra Toy & Comic Book Experience this weekend (September 9th and 10th) at the Torrance Marriott Redondo Beach Hotel in Torrance, California. They'll have a number of bootleg figures available at the show, including:

Feath-Or by Chicken Nugget Enterprises
Hand cast and painted 5.5" carded figure
Edition of 100
$80.00

Skywalk-or Galaxy Masters by ManOrMonster? Studios
Hand cast and painted 5.5" carded figure
Signed and numbered edition of 20 pieces
$80.00

Vador Galaxy Masters by ManOrMonster? Studios
Hand cast and painted 5.5" carded figure
Signed and numbered edition of 20 pieces
$80.00

Wasters of the Universe figures by RYCA
Edition sizes vary
$65.00 each