Dudebox has announced that their next release will be Niark 1's "Thunda". Slated to be available to purchase online via the Dudebox shop (linked above), you'll be able to begin ordering them on October 10th 2013.
Yann Le Neve, better known to fans as Bunka, is teaming up with Dudebox to release his first ever 7-inch vinyl Dude - Soul for Sale. The figure is slated to go on sale today (Thursday March 28th 2013) over at Dudebox. No word on pricing.
The second figure from Dudebox's series of Pete Fowler and Fiends will launch at New York Comic Con. The guest artist of this design - entitled Fib Fairy - is Tristan Eaton. The figure will be available at New York Comic Con beginning Thursday, October 11th 2012 at booth #2915 and online.
This October at New York Comic Con, Parsons The New School for Design and Dudebox, the UK-based vinyl collectible company, will debut toy concepts by Parsons BFA Illustration students developed through a recent collaboration. Working either on computer or by hand, students created dozens of unique characters, complete with their own complex origin stories, likes and dislikes, and even smells. Parsons and Dudebox have narrowed down the field to four finalists, whose work will be presented at New York Comic Con. The winner, who will have his or her toy placed into production by Dudebox, in addition to receiving a cash prize, will be announced at a press event at the Dudebox booth (Booth #2915) on October 11 2012 at 6:30PM.
The four finalists are as follows:
• “Bob” by Loren Kang, is a sailor from Planet Pepp who is rendered in simple black, white, and red, and has two faces, one on each side of his head, which help him express his emotions.
• “Mr. Sir” by Anastasia Lonkin, is a proper-looking gentleman, with a monocle and smartly waxed moustache, who enjoys tea and biscuits as much as Red Bull and Doritos.
• “Glam Greaser” by Katrina Richter, looks like a character from an outer-space production of Grease with her leopard jacket and kerchief. She likes to rock out with her band, The Knuckle Sandwiches.
• “The Rallin” by Cindy Tan, is a shy, gentle creature who grazes on plastic at the edges of landfills and whose scales – intricately designed overlapping triangles hand-painted by Tan -- change color depending on its diet.
Dudebox has revealed their lineup of 2012 New York Comic Con exclusives. Among the items that you can pick up at NYCC Booth #2915 are:
Eugene McGeekson by Andreas Krapf
7.5 inches tall
Franken by Riccardo Bucchioni
7.5 inches tall
Taps Aff! by Conzo
7.5 inches tall
Pete Fowler and Fiends
Dai Ocean by Pete Fowler
5 inches tall
And that one other Fiendish friend from Pete Fowler...which has yet to be let out of the bag.
Dudebox has announced the first figure from Pete Fowler's ‘Design a Fiend’ series. Dai Ocean is the newest arrival on Monsterism Island. "A seafaring adventurer, originally from Tiger Bay and now a resident of Marina Del Ray, brings a touch of mysterious cool as he comes ashore sporting his trademark sunglasses."
Dai Ocean measures in at 5" tall and is a limited edition of 300 vinyl figures. It's now available for pre-order over at the USA Dudebox Store for $25.00. Dai will be released at New York Comic Con on October 11th 2012 at the Dudebox Booth #2915.
Meet Neesh, a magical little fixer-bot who can't help herself but to go around fixing everything that is broken. No matter how long it takes her, the task will get done.
Dudebox released Neesh as a part of their Big Dudes series. The Big Dudes stand 7.5” in height, while the Mini Dudes measure 3” tall. Designed by artist Hicks, Neesh makes use of the Big Dude Ted platform design and a wide array of colors.
Series: Big Dudes
Material: Rotocast vinyl
Dimensions: 7.5” tall
Points of Articulation: 3 (shoulders and neck)
Edition Size: 300 pieces
Pricing: £39.95 - $59.99
The solid cardboard box features artwork on all sides. If you like the character, you'll like what Hicks has done with the packaging design. There's an illustrated version of the figure design on the front, with character illustrations (not fitting the Ted platform) on the sides.
Inside, the figure comes secured between a pair of interlocking plastic trays. And packaged in there is a certificate of authenticity.
Out of the three toy platforms that Dudebox has released, I think the Ted design is the most unique. It has a robot vibe to it, and as you can see from Hicks' design...that's the route he went with Neesh.
Dudebox has released a pair blind box series featuring the use of their three platform toys – The Dude, Ted, and Scratch. The Big Bang and The Super Amazing Spectacular Collection feature a total of 23 unique designs from 15 different artists. I'm assuming each artist was able to choose the platform design he/she wanted to use, with each one being well represented.
Dudebox sent us one blind box from each series. The designs we received – via blind box - are Eugene McGeekson (The Big Bang) by Andreas Krapf and Big Red Dude (The Super Amazing Spectacular Collection) by Chauskoskis. Both of them make use of The Dude platform.
Series: The Big Bang; The Super Amazing Spectacular Collection
Artists: The Big Bang - Attaboy, Andreas Krapf, Mark Gmehling, Bunka, Grapheart, Travis Price, 2Much, Drunk Park, Dust, Sebastien Pie; The Super Amazing Spectacular Collection – Attaboy, The Yok, Jonny Wan, Mark Gmehling, Chauskoskis, Andreas Krapf, Suki Bamboo, Drunk Park, Travis Price, Junichi Tsuneoka
Material: Rotocast vinyl
Dimensions: 3” tall
Points of Articulation: Either two or three depending on the platform
Designs: The Big Bang – 11 designs (ratios from 1/10 to 1/500); The Super Amazing Spectacular Collection – 12 design (ratios from 1/10 to 1/500)
Accessories: Some include accessories - Eugene McGeekson comes with a lollipop
Pricing: $9.99 to £6.95 ea. (around $11)
Dudebox loved Jonny Wan's King Crackal design so much that they made an alternative colorway of it in mini Dude form and included it in The Super Amazing Spectacular Collection. Now, Dudebox is offering the mini Crackal free with every purchase of the King Crackal. So you can get the duo for £39.95 (about $62).