Amanda Visell and Michelle Valigura helped celebrate Alien Day with a pair of new releases. Available from Switcheroo are Gertie and the Extra Terrestrial Arcade as well as Newt's Aliens Arcade Set. The cabinet measures 6.5 inches tall. Both sets are limited to 5 pieces, which you can pick up for $250.00.
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.
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...
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.
Amanda Visell and Michelle Valigura, over at Switcheroo, have released this hand sculpted, hand cast, and hand painted Cheshire Cat and Alice resin figure set. The Cat measures 3.75 inches tall...Alice...is a little shorter. This limited edition of 35 sets is available for $90.00 each.
Bigmantoys is dropping the 13th edition of Treegarr, released for the first time with a rubber mask, and real metal machete! Standing 5.5 inches of solid, heavy PU resin (that doesn't mean it smells), the figure features 3 points of articulation, a detachable rubber mask, and a machete cast in real English pewter. Each machete has been weathered and finished by hand - these are strictly NOT FOR KIDS! You'll shoot your eye out...or cut your finger off.
The Treegarr the 13th. Jason VoorTrees takes Etheria figure drops Friday April 14th 2017 at 7PM ET via the above link for $75.00.
Chopped to pieces and burned to ashes, the spirit of Treegarr fought evil spirits from accross the universe to reach the world of the living yet again. At the portal to our world, he met another silent but unstoppable killer called Jason who hacked at the bark of his etherial form with a machete, the two of them continued to struggle with each other as they passed through to our world.
A bloody tree where Jason had slaughtered many by the lake, was possessed by both spirits. Neither able to understand what they had now become, adapted to their new combined form. With Treegarr in full control when the mask is removed, and Jason taking over when the mask is worn.
DMS will be releasing the third colorway of the Robotic Space Traveller. The RTS3 will be dropped on Saturday April 8th 2017 at 3PM ET via the previous link. The 3.75-inch tall polyurethane resin piece is textured in a distressed style, with a weathered, rust effect paint job and gloss black eyes and magnetic articulation between the head and body.
Limited to only 25 pieces in this rusty green colorway, the figure will run £14.99 plus shipping (about $19).
Taylored Curiosities has announced a new figure that will be ready for ToyCon UK at the end of April 2017. The Huoli Guardians set comes with a Guardian and two Huoli figures (handpainted and cast from an original sculpt), a seeing stone (made in the same way) with unique symbols from the ancient Huoli language, and the Huoli Fable printed onto aged paper. All packaged in a clear bag with header card. They are 3.5 inches tall (not including feathers). No word on pricing...but the background story of the figures can be seen below:
The Huoli are small beings who live among us, but only those in possession of a seeing stone can view their secret world. They work very hard to control human emotions/feelings and stop them growing too big and overwhelming us. Many years ago, we couldn't understand their kind and banished them. They are truly good and stuck around to help us; even though we couldn't accept them. So now they look after us without us even knowing about it.
The creatures of this world recognise the Huoli and respect them for what they do. They create symbiotic relationships with a whole range of beasts, many you'll never have even heard of as they too reside in the hidden parts of this land.
The Wisdom Guardians are similar to the animals we know as 'birds' however, they are one of the key methods of transport for the small, Huoli tribes and in return the Huoli help them build the comfiest nests and often can be found sharing nest pods with each other to stay warm during the cold winter months.
Tenacious Toys has announced the release of their new shop mascot resin figure: Danger. Danger is a 2.25-inch tall resin figure sculpted by Mike NEMO Mendez. Dead Hand Toys provided molding, casting and painting services, making the Danger resin figure a 100% made in New York project.
"We are very excited to announce that we finally have our own shop mascot collectible to sell!" said Tenacious Toys CEO Benny Kline. He added: "We will release additional limited-edition color variants in the future, possibly limited to 10 or 15 pieces per color, and then retire that color."
The shop mascot blue version of Danger will be offered in the Tenacious Toys shop indefinitely as an open run, priced at $25.00 each. Currently Tenacious Toys has a stock of 20 pieces to sell (with 10 more held back for sale at their Five Points booth in May). The Danger resin figures are boxed and come with a 3-inch Tenacious Toys sticker.