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Resin Is King Series 4 Debut

Tenacious Toys and Dead Hand Toys have announced the Resin Is King Series 4 - a series of all-resin blind box mini figures. Making a debut at the Tenacious Toys Booth #229 at Five Points Fest on May 20th in NYC, this series will include work from 11 resin casting artists from the US and UK.

 

Resin Is King Series 4 consists of 110 blind boxes, with each artist contributing 10 figures in one sculpt. Many variations are available: chase color variants, alternate colorways and many hand painted details. Golden Tickets are hidden randomly in various boxes which will get the recipients free resin figures, discounts in online shops, and more.

Each blind box will cost $30.00, and Tenacious Toys will have samples available for swapping at Five Points. (Buy a blind box, and if you like one of the samples better than the piece you got, you can swap your piece for theirs on the table.) Remaining blind boxes will go up for sale in the Tenacious Toys online shop after Five Points.

POPprolific – The Prior of Chaos

Justin Alan Volpe, creator of POPprolific, will release The Prior of Chaos resin figures at PIQ Grand Central Terminal on Friday May 12th 2017. These 5.5-inch tall clear resin blue-glow figures are the result of a decade of sculpting, collecting, and casting. Using an over-sculpting technique Justin creates figures with recognizable elements that merge into new characters. The glow-in-the-dark Prior of Chaos figures have removable custom robes in three pieces with Swarovski crystals. They'll be available only at PIQ Grand Central and PIQgifts.com.

Justin will be signing and sculpting live on May 12th from 7:00PM to 9:00 PM at PIQ Grand Central Terminal.

Kickstarter: Martian Predator

Conspiracy theorists claim to have spotted an “alien soldier” on images returned from the Mars Curiosity Rover. Artist Andy Kurovets studied the infamous photograph, looking at figure lines, proportions, details and design 3d model. And based on that analysis, developed the sculpture based on the image called Martian Predator. Now, he's looking for funding on Kickstarter in order to produce the figure in resin.

The Martian Predator figure is available at the $55.00 funding level ($49.00 for early birds)

This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Thursday, June 1st 2017 at 4:00 PM EDT.

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.

Mayan Gold Jack and Moonglow Tiger Cub Nap

Michelle Valigura and Amanda Visell, of Switcheroo, have released a pair of new hand-sculpted, hand-cast, and hand-painted resin figures. The Mayan Gold Jack (pictured above) measures 3.5 inches tall. Limited to 25 pieces, you can pick one up for $40.00. The Moonglow Tiger Cub Nap (shown below) is a limited edition run of 15 pieces. (The girl measures 6 inches long) Each set runs $190.00.

Lover Boy by Okedoki

So this is just so confusing on so many different levels. The figure is named Lover Boy by the artist Okedoki. He's basically a black Squidward (from SpongeBob SquarePants) wearing what appears to be Pee-wee Herman's attire, except a red bow-tie is swapped out for a red heart on his lapel.

Since my brain is an 80's and 90's pop culture nerd vacuum, I thought...maybe this is supposed to be Billy Ocean. He had a 1984 song (which I'm going to make you watch at the bottom of this post) called Loverboy. Really, if you haven't seen the video, or it's been a while, you should (re)watch it. It's like someone gave the music video director a bunch of money and hallucinogens, and he locked himself in a room for 2 days watching nothing but the Mos Eisley Cantina scene and The Dark Crystal. Then remembered he had to incorporate Billy Ocean into this madness somehow.

Oh yeah...back to the figure, the Lover Boy (Original Version) is a limited edition of 8 pieces and will be released through Collect and Display at ToyConUK (April 29th-30th) for $720.00.

Dude...just watch this...

Gimme a lil’ Ghost Hug

 

Ghost Hug was produced by Junk Fed in collaboration with Corpse T!ts from her original illustration. It was sculpted, individually hand cast, painted, finished, and packaged by Junk Fed. The nearly 4-inch tall resin figure comes in a red felt-lined black box. It's limited to a run of 20 pieces and available for $60.00 each. Allow up to four weeks for preorder shipping.