If you've ever though, "Hey! I wish I had some really big Tetris piece shaped lights", then TriForce has you covered. They've announced the officially licensed TETRIS: Tetrimino Light Sculptures. The Tetrimino is the actual name of all of those little pieces. Each Tetrimino light sculpture measures (depending on the shape) over 12 inches in length, width, or height, features working LED effects, and is water proof - I guess some folks play giant light Tetris in the shower. Each of the seven different designs is limited to 1,000 pieces worldwide. Also, each light sculpture piece runs $225.00...making this version of the game much more expensive than it was on my GameBoy.
Joe Ledbetter will be releasing his latest vinyl figure Fire-Catzilla this Friday, September 26th 2014 at 8AM PT. Fire-Catzilla features newly sculpted fins, a tail, and an electric flame with the Japanese word for "rawr" printed across in neon pink. The 11-inch tall vinyl is a limited edition of 300 pieces and features five points of articulation. You'll be able to pick one up for $110.00 plus shipping.
If you just came into some money that's burning a hole in your pocket - or you're looking for an early Christmas gift for me - Stern Pinball, Inc. has announced the availability of its Pro and Limited Edition models of AMC’s The Walking Dead pinball machine. In the game, "players fight to survive the zombie apocalypse alongside series icon, Sheriff Rick Grimes, by battling zombies and completing various game missions."
The Pro Model will run $5,995.00, while the The Limited Edition version, offers unique special effects such as a fish tank with illuminated sculpted zombie heads and a motorized crossbow assembly that allows players to launch the ball anywhere in the game, will set you back $8,595.00.
Patrick Wong is set to release his hand-crafted designer toy commemorating the late hip hop producer/emcee J-Dilla on Tuesday September 16th 2014 at 9:00AM PT. The release is based on the legendary Detroit producer/emcee of Slum Village who had produced a series of memorable tracks for artists like A Tribe Called Quest, Common, Busta Rhymes, Mos Def among others before dying at the age of 32.
It includes a mini record crate accessory featuring a Bobby Caldwell LP. The extremely limited edition - part-resin and part-vinyl Madl - measures 7 inches tall. There will only be 10 pieces available worldwide. The figure will be available to order at Patrick's webshop and will be priced at $150.00 plus trackable shipping.
Big Kev's Geek Stuff has announced one of the items that they will be bringing to New York Comic Con and Booth #127.
First up is Butt Plug from Rich Page of Ume Toys. Don't worry...it's an electrical plug with a butt. The resin figure stands in at just over 2" tall and will be limited to 10 pieces. It will be available to purchase for $41.00 as soon as the con opens - and will not be limited to a certain number per day.
Bwana Spoons has released his Private Hooligan vinyl figure. While the regular glow-in-the-dark version has sold out, there still are a pair of customs available to purchase. These customs run $160.00 - for comparison sakes, the regular GID version was $60.00.
Tomorrow (August 31st 2014) at 9PM ET, True Cast Studio will be releasing their first wave of The Walking Dud figures. Made of PVC, they all feature Glyos System articulation.
There will be a Pheyden Blue unpainted colorway (in a baggie) for $8.00. Also, the Ultra Rotten fully painted colorway (in a baggie) will run $15.00. And the Ultra Rotten DX fully painted colorway in clamshell with header card and inner vacuum formed tray will run $20.00.
The exclusive Tenacious Toys X GUUMON “Purple Haze” Daigomi will be a 6 piece exclusive (one chase in the mix) sold via lottery. The lottery is open now and closes on Friday August 29th 2014. To enter the Lottery, email firstname.lastname@example.org and include the following info:
- Title the email “Purple Haze Daigomi”
- In the body, include Full Name, Address, Paypal Account User Name
The lottery winners will be chosen at random. Each figure will run $150.00 plus shipping.
With the Amazing Heroes Kickstarter campaign having less than a day to go (they have yet to meet their goal), plus the recent solicitation email from GBJR Toys (that's everyone's favorite trolling toy "creator" Geoff Beckett's follow-up to Shocker Toys) that they are looking to fund the Spotlight Golden Age toy line via some place I will not link to (I don't want you to suffer the fate of 100s of other people still waiting on product or refunds)...just why are these Public Domain Super Heroes generating such a buzz?
The obvious reason is that you don't have to pay any licensing fees. So find some cool characters whose Copyright has run out or hasn't been renewed...and make a toy out of them. You don't have to get into negotiations with Marvel or DC, which means you don't have to fork over a good portion of the profits.