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NYCC15: Little Kami Debut


Dutch toy customizer, designer, and collector - Reza Oldersma - launched his new toy brand, WezaToys, this week. He will be visiting New York Comic Con and will be held up at Booth #406 with Flawtoys, DT_Customs and Kaijumonster. That's where he'll be selling his first batch of Little Kami (Little God) DIY resin figures. And if you're interested in Reza's design influence for the figure, below is one of his original designs.


Kickstarter: Articulated Icons – The Feudal Series

After years in the making, Articulated Icons: The Feudal Series has come to Kickstarter. The campaign, created by The Fwoosh, has a few days left in order to raise funds to produce a line of high quality ninja action figures that will fit in with your six-inch collection. The actual figures have already been fully prototyped by Gentle Giant Studios. And they've introduced a few different figures as well as a number of stretch goals.

Depending on your pledge level, you could pick up either the above pictured Red or Black Basic Ninja for $35.00. The Deluxe Ninjas (White or Black) that are shown below are available at the $50.00 level. And there are a number of other funding levels that will allow you to build an army of 6-inch tall ninjas.

The project has already surpassed a fairly lofty funding goal of $160,000 and will be funded on Wednesday, October 7th 2015 at 10PM EDT. That's the day the Kickstarter campaign closes.

Momiji Hermees and Tiny Trickster


Momji has announced the artist who their next collaboration is with - Gary Ham. They're teaming up to bring Gary's Hermees character - presented with a spooky Halloween twist - as a Momiji Message Doll. The message doll contains a tiny, folded card so you can place a handwritten secret message in a hole on the bottom of the figure. Momiji Hermees and Tiny Trickster will be limited to a run of 750 pieces and only be available from Momiji. You can pick one up now for $39.00.


NYCC15: Tenacious Toys Exclusives


Tenacious Toys has announced their 2015 New York Comic Con Exclusives, which includes both custom toys and resin figures from around the world. Tenacious Toys will be at Booth #208 in The Block. Other members of the same booth include: Suburban Vinyl, Bigshot Toyworks, Nugglife, Furry Feline Creatives, Manly Art, Cash Cannon, Playful Gorilla and Hungryghost. 

Some of the exclusives that you'll be able to pick up are listed (in order of pictured) below:

  • Mini Grayskull 1-inch resin figures by ETC Toys: 8 pieces - $5.00 each
  • Oop Blue 2.5-inch resin figures by Matt Obscure Perez: 15 pieces - $35.00 each
  • Beats Series Part 6: MPC 3000 LE by Patrick Wong: 6 pieces - $45.00 each
  • Codename Hulk by Sekure D: OOAK - $300.00
  • Kid Blob 1 & 2 by Sekure D: OOAK - $325.00 each
  • Totem Fatcap by Sekure D: OOAK - $200.00
  • Geekwok in Blue Carbonite 4.5-inch resin figure by UME Toys: 10 pieces - $55.00 each
  • Batty 3-inch Dunny custom by Wuz One: OOAK - $95.00
  • Turk 3-inch Dunny custom by Wuz One: OOAK - $85.00

DHP – Apalala Teaser


Devils Head Productions is teasing a new sofubi vinyl toy that's in the work. It goes by the name Apalala, and you can read a little more in the cryptic story below...then tell me what it's talking about. Thanks.

The 'Ta fang hsi-yu chi' by Hsuan-tsang (a Chinese scholar who wrote about India) tells the story of Apalala. Kasyapa Buddha was a man with the power to control the weather. He did so by controlling the evil dragons that possessed the power to bring storms. In return for his good will in controlling these storms, the local people offered him grain. Eventually, the people started to forget to offer the grain and Kasyapa grew angry. He prayed that he would become a dragon, so that he could punish them for their selfish behavior.

This prayer was eventually granted and after his death he became the dragon Apalala. He made his home in a pond in Udhyana (an old name for the area of the Swat valley). He destroyed the area with powerful storms and rain. This continued every crop season until Sakyamuni Buddha visited the area. He persuaded Apalala that what he was doing was wrong. They came to an agreement where Apalala would stop his destruction in return for one crop every twelve years. Rather than relying on the people to provide the offering, he would take it himself by flooding the land.

Meisho Movie Realization Star Wars Line

Bluefin has dropped word of impending US release of the Meisho Movie Realization Star Wars Line by Tamashii Nations. The line pays homage to the Samurai aesthetic and reimagines several Imperial characters from the legendary films with feudal-style Japanese armor and weaponry. Each figure stands around 6.75-inches tall and features up to 15 points of articulation and plenty of accessories.

Bobba Fett

“Ronin” Boba Fett - December 2015 - $89.99
In addition to his EE-3 rifle portrayed as an flint-lock style blaster, the figure includes a backpack missile that can be removed/attached, and a moveable helmet mounted scope. In addition to a short ninja-style katana and sheath, numerous ninja-style blade accessories that are also included can be attached to shin and forearm area mounting points. 

Diasho Darth Vader

“Daisho” Darth Vader - January 2016 - $89.99
The figure features a Death Star-style crest on the helmet and highly detailed chest plate pattern. Set includes interchangeable hands, gun (large, small), and katana sword (light saber and regular).


“Teppou Ashigaru” Sandtrooper - March 2016 - $89.99
The Sandtrooper version comes with two gun powder type rifles and a Japanese katana sword ready for battle. The set includes a backpack, three sets of interchangeable hands, blaster rifles (small and large), a Japanese katana set, and backpack.

Royal Guard

Akazonae Royal Guard - May 2016 - $89.99
The figure includes not only the iconic force pike-esque staff, but a traditional Japanese-style katana as well. The front robe pieces are removable, giving the option of displaying the Guard in a samurai armor fashion. The set also includes interchangeable hands.

Kickstarter: Puck – Designer Resin Toy


Artist Glenn Marsh is looking to Kickstarter in order to finance his first collectable resin toy - Puck. The 3-inch tall figure has been sculpted as four different characters: Mechanic; Puck Guns Down; Puck Bazooka; Puck Guns Up. Glenn has also created the Puck Guns Up as a 10-inch tall figure and a 5-inch Puck Guns Down. Apparently, all four figures will be produced, and you'll have the ability to purchase the 3-inch tall figure at the $69.00 funding level.

The project will only be funded if at least $3,856 is pledged by .

Kickstarter: Big Licker from Matt Jones


Designer toy artist Matt Jones (Lunartik) initially dreamt up the idea for the Big Licker back in 2006. Now, nine years later, he's taking to Kickstarter to round up enough support and funds to get the 12-inch long piece produced as a rotocast vinyl figure. The Big Licker will have a matte grey body, stand on four black matte finished legs, and have a big red glossy tongue.

The plan is to release 150 pieces of the Classic Big Licker, which Matt will sign and number. There will be 120 pieces of the D.I.Y Big Licker in white vinyl for artists/designers to customize. The funding level for the D.I.Y. is around $54, while the Classic is about $69. Also, there's a $224 funding level that includes both Big Lickers plus one that Matt has doodled on. (All of the money amount look strange because they've been converted from pounds to dollars)

This project will only be funded if at least $7,713 is pledged by Wednesday, October 14th 2015 at 3:38AM ET.