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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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New Releases from Daniel Yu

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Artist Daniel Yu released a number of new figures this past weekend. Ten new releases to be specific.

taupok king maggots

Taupok King
4-inch tall hand painted resin
Edition size of 6 pieces
$100.00

halloween tofu head

Tofu Head Halloween Edition
2.5" x 2" x 2" hand painted resin
Removable pumpkin accessory
Edition size of 4 pieces
$65.00

bronco flesh

Bronco Buster Flesh Edition
6 inches tall hand sculpted resin
Unplug his head to reveal a literary low blow
$40.00

gory flesh

Gory Bomb Flesh Edition
5.5 inches tall hand sculpted resin
Includes swappable magnetic fist with foreign object
$40.00

mystery mortis 2

Mystery Mortis Version 2.0
3-inch tall hand sculpted and cast resin
6 possible color variants
$11.00

metalhead blind bag

Metalhead Blind Anarchy
3-inch tall hand sculpted and cast resin
Blind bagged - 6 possible colour variants
$11.00

footmen neon tribes

Footmen Neon Tribes
3-inch tall hand sculpted and cast resin
Blind bagged - 6 possible color variants
$13.00

footmen set 1

Footmen
7 piece super set Army
$80.00

gourdlike

Gourd-like
3-inch tall hand sculpted and cast resin
$13.00

gourdlike gid

Gourd-like GID Edition
3-inch tall hand sculpted and cast resin
$16.00 

DCON14: Overlords of the Desert

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Aaron Childs (Overlords of the Desert) will be bringing the above pictured robotic bear sculptures to Designer Con 2014, where he'll be selling them at his booth (#226). They are made out of cardboard and tacky glue, and each one features a spray paint base coat and are then hand painted. The sculptures measure about 9 inches tall. They'll be available to purchase at the show for $200.00 each.

Worry Beans

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Taylored Curiosities has released the Worry Beans. These roughly 1.5" tall handmade resin figures are available for £6.50 each.

As you may know, I have always offered a selection of art toys that addresses anxiety issues and worrying. I had my plush line of Feelings and now I am introducing 'Worry Beans'. Feeling Autumnal I have adorned the first batch with little acorn caps. Each set comes with a Worry Bean (each one hand sculpted and painted with an 'aged' face effect, so no two are alike), a Worry Beanlet (waiting to grow big enough to wear it's own acorn hat), instructions, stickers and a badge (both with original illustrations on), all gift wrapped and ready to give to someone special or someone who needs to worry less. I think anxiety and worry is something we don't always think about and actually a lot of people struggle with it every day. Keeping a Worry Bean nearby may help in small way.