Introducing Macinbot Classic, a collectible figure from Hong Kong toy start-up playsometoys and designer Philip Lee. Currently available to pre-order, the Macinbot Classic will be produced by precise injection molding with ABS plastic. It will feature detachable legs and arms that are held on by magnets – the perfect way to turn Macinbot Classic into his pure computer form.
Each Macinbot is about 4 inches tall. He carries a “font suitcase” in his hand and is accompanied by his friendly MouseBot. The first prototype was on display at Toysoul 2016 Hong Kong. But you can pre-order one now via the above link for $25.00 plus shipping. They're estimated to begin shipping around June 2017.
Koji Harmon (Cometdebris) will be releasing these new Kappa Kid and Oni Kid on Saturday February 18th 2017 at 9PM PT. The new Kappa Kid, cast in light blue vinyl, and the first online release of Oni Kid, in bright red, will each run $30.00.
Devil's Head Productions will be releasing a pair of vinyl figures this Valentine's Day (February 14th 2017)...apparently in the morning.
"BE MINE" UNPAINTED PINK APALALA
Cast in electric pink vinyl this unpainted version of Apalala is the first official webshop drop. Show that special someone some love by giving the gift of monsterous affection or do some self love and grab one for yourself. Made in Japan. The figure will run $130.00 each.
"BE MINE" UNPAINTED PINK JIZO-ANARCHO
A great companion piece for the previously released unpainted pink Alavaka Bodhisattva and the previously mentioned unpainted pink Apalala. Do you have a partner with a sarcastic sense of humor? This is the perfect Vday gift if so. Cast in electric pink vinyl. Made in Japan. The figure will run $30.00 each.
The Freaks, Finks, Spazzes are back in a new marbled keshi micro edition just in time for the Lover's holiday. Spider Brains, Franken Corpse, and Coffin Licker return in a rich brown and red marbled Chocolate Covered Cherry colorway. Each figure stands 3 inches tall, will be sold separately and will be priced at $30.00 each.
The FFS have been sculpted by Turtle Milk Studios and are cast in keshi rubber by Tru:Tek of Disart Toylabs. They are scheduled to go on sale this Valentine's Day (February 14th 2017) at 8PM EST in the Radioactive Uppercut Web Shop.
Monogram International has announced the DC Comics 2.75" PVC Figures are available now. With the release of DC Comics' Justice League movie hitting theaters later this year, you can pick up Justice League characters such as Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, and the Flash. Other characters offered include Robin and the Joker.
The GALAXXOR 002/NEBULARR figure will be released today (January 25th 2017) at 8PM CT over at Galaxxor.com. Produced in a pearlescent white vinyl, these 5.5-inch tall figures feature Glyos vinyl-compatible articulation at the head, shoulders and chest/waist. They sport multiple paint aps and tampo printing. Each figure comes with both the dome (Galaxxor 002) head and the horned (Nebularr/Cyborg Space Barbarian) head. They will be available for $30.00 each (limit of 2 per order).
Walter Jacott (aka Chauskoskis) is showing off the test pull of his upcoming sofubi vinyl figure - HUAXOLOTL. It's the big turkey-looking guy in the middle (surrounding by a number of other vinyl figures that Walter sculpted for size reference). There are plans for various colorways to begin launching soon (*fingers crossed*).
Eyes On Walls is excited to announce the release of Lora Zombie's first vinyl toy release - Unicorn Kiss. This 5-inch tall vinyl figure will be available in four different colors (pink, blue, black, and white). It will go on sale beginning Friday January 20th 2017 at 1PM EST via the above link. You'll be able to pick up an individual Unicorn Kiss for $25.00 or the entire set (with a free sticker) for $95.00.
Bubi Au Yeung, most famous for being the creator of Treeson, has released her newest vinyl figure - SOU. The 4.5-inch tall articulated vinyl figure is currently available to purchase from Fluffy House for $45.00. If you're a fan of Ren and Treeson, SOU seems to fit into that same universe.
She is called SOU, the soul keeper.
She is a little girl with a pure heart who is responsible to protect all fragile souls.
She’s seeing the lost, wandering souls, their fears, and their vulnerability.
Her duty is to assure that the lost souls are ready to step into the light and find their own peace.
Treeson and Ren have been lucky to cross the path with SOU.
She whispered to them and exhaled magic on her breath, and then they smile with joy and serenity.
Just about everyone has a smartphone nowadays. I’ve heard people debate whether or not 5th grade was too early to get a kid his or her own iPhone. And with all of these smartphones come smartphone accessories (chargers, stands, cases, etc.). And there are plenty of those available.
Toy Island has released what they call their App Dudes Smartphone Stands. Currently, there are two stands available – Iron Man and Captain America. With both being from Marvel’s Avengers license, Toy Island felt I should be a supporter of Team Iron Man for this review.
The Iron Man stand measures about 8.5 inches in height and is made of PVC plastic. It has no articulation. The stand works with the iPhone 7, 6/6S, 5/5S, SE and Samsung Galaxy S5, S6, 6 Edge smartphone models. I tested it out using the iPhone 7. Of course, if you use any sort of case, you’ll need to remove your case in order to fit the phone in the opening on the stand.
And that might be a deal breaker. I know taking off and putting on my UAG case is a royal pain in the butt. I wouldn’t want to do that every night just to charge my phone. But maybe it works a little better with a bumper case, or it’s possible that your case doesn’t take an engineering degree to remove.
The actual stand is only half of the equation. It doesn’t really work with the App Dudes app. You can download the free app from the App Store or Google Play, just search for App Dudes or Toy Island. The app allows you to choose your Character and Mode (Full Mode, Sleep Mode, Set Alarm). He speaks over 50 phrases and can speak randomly, respond to tilting, be interactive, or work as an alarm clock. You can check out some of the interactive functions in the video below.
The nice thing is that you can download the app for free first. So, check it out and if you like it, $19.99 is pretty reasonable for a smartphone stand that doubles as a Marvel superhero. Admittedly, this will likely be more entertaining for the youngsters. But maybe you’ll be able to get them up for school in the morning if Tony Stark or Steve Rogers is yelling at them to roll out of bed.
App Dudes Iron Man Smartphone Stand Series: App Dudes Manufacturer: Toy Island Material: Plastic Dimensions: 8.5 inches tall Points of Articulation: Zero Pricing: $19.99