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LittleBigPlanet: Sackboy inFamous Second Son Premier Scale Statue

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TriForce has announced the officially licensed LittleBigPlanet: Sackboy inFamous Second Son Premier Scale Statue. This version of Sackboy is done up as Delsin from inFamous Second Son. Cast in polystone, it measures 8-inches in diameter, 12-inches in height, and weighs in at 8 pounds. This statue is a limited edition of 500 pieces worldwide. It's estimated to begin shipping in Q2 of 2016. You can pre-order one now for $200.00.

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Astrolapin: Noir / Light

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The astrolapin: noir / light  is currently available to pre-order from artist mr clement. This set of astrolapin is priced at £99 each (about $155 each). The vinyl and PVC collectibles measure around 8.9-inches in height. They're currently slated to begin shipping around the end of June 2015. Available in two colors White (light) and Black (noir), the figures will be limited editions of 100 pieces of each color. 

Kickstarter: The Offbits – The Art of Spare Parts

The Offbits are cool little model robot toys that come in build-it-yourself kits, originally designed with unused and unloved bits and pieces that were upcycled and transformed into something so much greater. The kits' open-source modularity means you can add any of your own "spare parts" to the robot figure, tweak it, and create a whole new robot design of your own.

To fund a new generation of Offbits, they've taken to Kickstarter to raise funds for the project. As with all Kickstarter projects, there are various funding tiers that include your "rewards". If you're looking for the figures...they start at the $18.00 level with the basic KitStarter reward. Those tiers go up to $750.00 with a 24K gold plated Offbits figure.

 

This project will only be funded if at least $15,000 is pledged by .

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Galaxy Hero Plush

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Revolution Brewing and Shawnimals have collaborated on the release of the Galaxy Hero plush, a new designer collectible inspired by Revolution Brewing's Galaxy Hero India Pale Ale. While the plush debuted this weekend at C2E2, the remainder of the first edition of 500 pieces will be available to purchase at Revolution Brewing's online shop. The Galaxy Hero plushie measures 9" x 7" and is made of non-wool felt, poly-fil stuffing, and features plastic eyes. You'll be able to pick one up for $20.00.

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Super Festival 68 x Galaxy People

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Galaxy People will be releasing three new villains to their mini-sofubi line. These new bad guys are Drexyl, a teleporting cat assassin, Skreel, the galaxy bat, and Tragg, ruthless dinosaur-headed mercenary. These new additions to the line-up will be making their debut at Tokyo's Superfestival 68 on April 26th 2015, with a limited number of each reserved for the Galaxy People webshop. Online sales will start 10PM Japan Time (9AM ET), with Drexyl and Tragg priced at $30.00 each, and Skreel at $35.00

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REVIEW: Carbonation Toys’ FizzKids

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It all started when a 53’ trailer carrying 1,800 cases of canned soda pop was headed south on Bubble Blvd. and the driver lost control, crashing into Plush and Lush Toy Company.

But what has the town talking is what happened to the toys. Residents report that — miraculously — the formerly soft, cuddly stuffed animals appear to have transformed.

According to Carbonation Toys, this is the creation story for their FizzKids line. The FizzKids is a series of six solid vinyl figures. Each one is contained within its own aluminum can style packaging. 

The can is about the size of your favorite carbonated beverage. It features a little pop cap on the top as well as nutritional facts on the cardboard tube can. Inside of the can exterior, there’s a clear plastic capsule where the figure resides. It’s one of the more unique packaging designs that I’ve seen over the past 10 years of reviewing toys.

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There are six different figures in the FizzKids Series 1. Each figure/character has it’s own corresponding carbonated beverage flavor. There’s Alien Limeade (Alien), Bone Crusher Root Beer (Boy), Cranked Cola (Cat), Rummy Cola (Rat), Vicious Dog Sparkling Water (Dog), and Zombie Juice (Zombie).

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I like the variety that Carbonation Toys has chosen for this series: Cat, Dog, Rat, Zombie, Human, and Alien. (The standouts – in my opinion – are the Cat and the creepy little kid) But I also like that the sculpts are so varied. Maybe it’s that I’m so used to seeing platform toys in this scale.

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