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Ragnar “The Metal Gnome” Hellstrummer


Bigshot Toyworks has announced a new collaboration with artist Jason Freeny. They're bringing Jason’s unique anatomical dissection to one of our in-house intellectual properties - The GnomeboysRagnar “The Metal Gnome” Hellstrummer is a 6-inch tall hand-crafted holystone figure. 

Ragnar is all Metal...all day long...even while doing laundry. He is dark and moody and is ready to set the stage on fire with his black metal guitar licks. We just hope his guts don’t spill out before the end of his solo….

Ragnar is limited to a run of 200 pieces in this standard colorway. Pre-orders are available via at the Bigshot Toyshop, running $65.00 each

Dream Big Friends – Still Dreaming Big


David Horvath + Sun-Min Kim (Uglydolls) and Klim Kozinevich (Bigshot Toyworks) are holding out hope that their Dream Big Friends project reaches their Kickstarter funding goal. The project would see their Yuna doll and Kamata cat produced as an alternate collectible to all of the fashion dolls currently available. However, there's that looming Kickstarter end date (Sunday, January 3rd 2016 at 2PM ET) and the fact that they need to bring in over $100,000 ($69,000 pledged of $175,000 goal) in about 4 days.

Closing that gap is a fairly monumental task. And it's pretty surprising, given all of the positive press surrounding Yuna, that more funds have not been raised. Having backed a number of Kickstarter projects, I can only imagine that not offering up a myriad of "Add-Ons" might have hurt Dream Big Friends. Add-Ons often boost up that average pledge amount. But there's still hope. And one can still dream...big...

Kickstarter: Dream BIG Friends’ Yuna from David + Sun-Min


A trio of toy industry vets - Klim Kozinevich (Bigshot Toyworks) and David Horvath + Sun Min (Uglydolls) - have teamed up for a new project they are launching through Kickstarter - Dream BIG FriendsYuna (the first Asian-American girl to be the center of a doll line) is the very first doll in an all new line called Dream BIG Friends. She's a 10-inch tall, fully articulated doll with real fabric clothing (including a Giant Robot shirt) and accessories - including her cat Kamata


After watching their own kids play, David Horvath and Sun Min began a discussion with Klim Kozinevich and wondered; what if there was more? The worlds of princesses and pixies, fashion models and super heroes are all fantastic, but something was missing. The trio set out to create a unique personality in a small plastic body, focusing on aspirational, inspirational and imaginative play. Something that would encourage kids around the world to embrace what makes them who and what they are, inside and out. With all that in mind, Yuna was born!

There are currently several different funding levels, but it rounds out to about a $40.00 pledge for the Yuna figure. That includes a 10" tall Yuna doll dressed in Giant Robot t-shirt, skirt, sneakers and red jacket, with a shoulder bag and Kamata cat figure. Not bad price-wise, in my opinion. That's why I went in for two of them.

This project will only be funded if at least $175,000 is pledged by Sunday, January 3rd 2016 at 2PM EST.

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.

Kickstarter: The Four Horsies of the ‘Pocalypse


Bigshot Toyworks has taken to Kickstarter in an attempt to get their The Four Horsies of the 'Pocalypse line produced. Those horses include Calamity (Pestilence), Raven (Famine), Clash (War), and Ghost (Death).

This next-generation of doombringers are on a mission to destroy the Earth, but to do so, they'll have to beat the likes of Queen Chroma and her rainbow sprite army! Too bad they can’t crack teamwork to save their lives. Led by Maddie (an older sister type with an affinity for destruction, funded in our last Kickstarter), these would-be Champions of Chaos are desperate to show their parents they've got what it takes to inherit the legacy. Cake and ice cream for eternity? Not if these freaky fillies have anything to say about it!

Backing reward include getting The Four Horsies of the 'Pocalypse figures in three different color ways (OG, Clear, or GID), Four Horsies apparel, stickers, accessories, etc. Picking up a set of the four figures starts at the $100.00 funding level.

This project will only be funded if at least $60,000 is pledged by Wednesday, February 18th 2015 at 8:30 PM EST.

Kickstart The Four Horsies of the ‘Pocalypse

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Tenacious Toys and Bigshot Toyworks are teaming up to bring collectors The Four Horsies of the 'PocalypseCalamity (Pestilence), Raven (Famine), Clash (War) and Ghost (Death). They're all led by Little Maddie...whose production is attempting to be kickstarted.

As with most Kickstarter based projects, there are lots of reward levels. Funding levels that include the 6" tall ABS injection molded Little Maddie figure start at $60.00. There's also a Kickstarter Exclusive Green GID version available at the $160.00 level.

This project will only be funded if at least $37,000 is pledged by Thursday June 19th 2014 at 3:51 PM ET.

Tenacious Toys announces pre-orders for Miya-san Figure

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Tenacious Toys has announced the pre-order details for the Hayao Miyazaki tribute figure - dubbed Miya-san by designer Martin Hsu. The pre-order opens at 2PM ET on January 21 2014 and closes at midnight on January 31 2014.

The Miya-san tribute figure will be 6" tall and made of resin. It will be produced by Bigshot Toyworks and will retail for $95.00 with a run limited to 300 pieces. Proceeds from the sales of the Miya-san tribute figures will be donated to an as-yet-undetermined charity chosen by Martin Hsu and Klim Kozinevich.

DynomightNYC reveals the [Z0MZ]


DynomightNYC is introducing their new platform toy - [Z0MZ]. Sculpted by Bigshot Toyworks, the production material (vinyl or resin) is yet to be determined. Also, quantities, pricing, etc. will be announced. But look for these guys to be released in late 2011 or early 2012.

And here's what J-Roo has to say about the character:

[Z0MZ] are customizable and programmable robotic minions at your disposal. [Z0MZ] can be much more terrifying than a walking sack of mindless flesh. These zombie-like automatons can run! As we all know real zombies can't. A [Z0MZ] disposition and primary function is totally in the hands of the end-user. That's you!

DNYC ZOMZ Sculpt Sheet 1