Amanda Visell and Switcheroo have released their newest handmade resin figure. The E Ticket Console measures 6.5 inches in height. Limited to a run of only 15 pieces, these things are hand painted and fancy - including both the little girl and an (non-functioning) arcade cabinet. You can pick one up now for $250.00.
CandyJames, an Australian design company, has launched a Kickstarter campaign that's looking to produce their Pecanpals Woodys designer toys. Designed in Australia and made from eco-friendly hevea wood, CandyJames has added a touch of fun to high-end design objects made to stand the test of time. These handmade wooden creations feature moveable joints, via magnets.
They will be available in three different versions: Natural Wood; Cotton Candy; Obsidian Black. The Natural Wood version is available at the $90.00 backer level, while the painted versions are at the $111.00 level. Of course, there are plenty of other backing
combinations available. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Wednesday, October 17th 2018 at 6:00PM ET.
As I say with all Kickstarter projects I post about. 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 all Kickstarters with caution.
Taylored Curiosities has announced a new handmade creation - the Samhain Cleanse Kit. There will only be 20 sets available to purchase. The signed and numbered sets will run £50.00 each (about $66.00). They're scheduled to begin shipping at the end of October 2018.
Samhain is one of the major festivals of the Wheel of the Year, for many Pagans the most important festival of all. It is the third and final harvest festival of nuts and berries and a fire festival. It is a time to celebrate our ancestors and it is said that on October 31st the spirits of our loved ones can visit us once more. The harvest is in, all is complete, it is the end of the cycle of birth and growth and is time for a fresh start; a new beginning.... a cleanse.
Each Samhain Cleanse kit contains the following:
- Original, handmade resin figure.
- Originally illustrated, handmade, miniature book of shadows (complete with cleanse rituals).
- White feather.
- Sage smudge stick (to cleanse you and your home).
- Snowflake obsidian healing crystal (to cleanse you of negative energy).
To celebrate the one year anniversary of opening SOJI Gifts and Collectables in Vancouver, B.C., they'll be released the second version of their Tacco Chan figure. The Tacco Chan 2.0 features the 8-legged friend, standing 3-inches tall, and painted by Frank Montano. The figure is hand casted in Vancouver, B.C. by Rocketman Props and designed and sculpted by Planet 3 Toys.
The regular figures will be sold for $100.00 CAD each and are limited to 10 resin figures. Frank Montano also painted 3 black chase figures. One will be sold in store only for $135.00 CAD (today) and the other two will be available to Vancouver locals and online worldwide. The release will take place in-store today (10AM PT) and online beginning on Sunday (September 16th 2018) starting at 10AM PT.
Amanda Visell and Switcheroo have released the Tanuki resin figure. Based on an actual animal that's often seen in Japanese folklore, this resin version measures 6.75 inches in height. It's limited to a run of 15 pieces, and you can pick one up for $250.00. The artist describes the piece as follows:
If you guys havent met before Tanuki is a chubby Raccoon Dog with huge balls. His current occupation seems to be loitering outside of Japanese hang outs with a bottle of sake and some IOUs. He has a super long history that includes using his balls for shelter and as weapons.
High Proof Toys has announced release details for The Lost Lake Twertle colorway. This one pays tribute to one of their favorite tiki bars in Chicago. This version is made of aqua, blue and green swirls encased in clear resin. It's an edition of 5 pieces, running $35.00 each. Look for it to be available beginning on September 12th 2018 at 11AM ET.
In addition to that release, HP Toys will be dropping the Speckled Lurv Birbs, an edition of 3 hand painted Birb Types, which will be available for $50.00 each.
Mike Slobot and the band Anakin present the "AnakinBots", handmade collectible robot sculptures created by artist Mike Slobot and inspired by the music of Anakin. Each individual bot within this limited edition set represents one specific album of four released by the band.
The nexus for these Slobots came from a mutual love of synthesizers, science fiction, space and most importantly robots.
These Slobots are one of a kind, hand created collectibles, reserved to 5 pieces in each colorway. They measure 4 inches tall, have glow in the dark eyes and wires, and each set comes with 4 limited edition Anakin releases complete with lyrics. Individual bots come in their own protective display case with custom numbered cards. Various hand-picked lyrics by Anakin are printed within the product case cards to keep each piece truly custom and unique.
You can pick up these sets at slobots.chancellorcreative.com for $385.00 each.
Goodleg Toys has released their Frankenhooker resin figure. Based on the 1990 comedy/horror film, the 3.75-inch tall piece is 100% handmade (with a handmade card and hand-pulled blister). The figure is limited to a run of 15 pieces and can be purchased for $70.00.
Artist Alex Pardee has released the first official Thunder Baby figure from an ongoing series of limited edition figures. The Murmur Thunder Baby Toy is a limited edition of 25 pieces. The 3.5-inch tall hand-painted resin figure was sculpted by Greg Aronowitz. Each one comes fitted on a backer card with hand-molded blister packaging. You can pick your own up for $150.00 (if you're lucky).
DMS is releasing his next figure tomorrow (August 31st 2018) at 2PM ET. RSTX - the tenth colorway of the Robotic Space Traveller by DMS - will include a free micro companion bot. The 3.75-inch tall RST is made of polyurethane resin and painted with corroded effects. Limited to only 25 pieces in this blue colorway, you can pick one up tomorrow for £19.99 plus shipping (about $25.50 plus shipping).