Science Patrol and artist Nathan Hamill will be releasing a new sofubi this Friday - June 29th 2018. We've been seeing a lot of the BurgerCat lately, but Friday - via the Science Patrol shop - will be your chance to get your hands on one. The 2.75-inch tall sofubi vinyl (produced in Japan) can be purchased for ¥2700 ($25.00).
BayKidDead has released a handful of Kaiju Kingdom Shorties. Kaiju Kingdom, his third "line" of toys, features figures composed of a head and set of legs. These Shorties are smaller versions of the complete figures that were on display in Brooklyn (at Five Points). The current release is limited to five of these variations. Each one is cast in different colored resins, with a variety of overspray, and detail paint. They stand anywhere from 5.75 inches to just over 6 inches and have articulation at the joint between the head and legs. They come signed and
numbered with bag and header.
You can pick these up for $90.00 plus shipping.
Great Twins has announced details of the newest piece from their Twelfth Scale Supreme Action Figure line - the 1/12th scale T-800 from Terminator 2: Judgement Day.
This figure features a head sculpt with a hand painted likeness of actor Arnold Schwarzenegger, mounted atop a magnetic neck which enables flexible rotation for the head, for optimum poseability. The body features over 25 points of articulation. He comes clad in his iconic black PU leather jacket and pants ensemble along with (removable) sunglasses. Plus, there are a bunch of weapons.
Look for the T-800 1/12th scale figure to be released in November 2018.
The T-800 figure features the following:
- Pair of removable sunglasses
- Three pairs of interchangeable hands
- Black PU leather jacket and pants with belt
- Grey T-shirt
- Pair of black PU leather boots
- Mini Gun black ammo bag
- Mini Gun
- Grenade Launcher
- Removable Grenade Launcher ammo bandolier
- Figure Stand
Time is running out on the THING Kickstarter project from the folks at Space-Monster.
THING is an art-toy with a seasonal collection. Every season, THING will be released in a different color, style, design and texture. Any toy collector will appreciate the limited-edition collaborations with different artists, brands and labels. Each season’s collection will be released during that season only. This is what makes the THING exclusive and deadstock. There will be no re-releases of a past collection.
You can pledge between $25 and $100, depending on the number of Things you want. There's less than 24 hours to get in on this...as the project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by .
As I say with all Kickstarter projects I post about. Remember...this is not a pre-order. There are many instances of crowd funded projects that have been funded never making good on their promised goods. So back all Kickstarters with caution.
Gary Taxali has announced the re-release of his "Oh No" and "Oh Oh" vinyl toys. This limited re-release is inspired by the original art “Oh No!” (commissioned by The Whitney Museum of American Art). It measures 6.5 inches in height and can be signed/personalized upon request from the artist. He's selling each version for $75.00. Also, there's a Special Edition "Oh No" and "Oh Oh" with a signed print. This 5x7 print, entitled "Please Don't", is included in the $125.00 special edition.
Hitting the scene in 1968 and licensed to Colorforms, The Outer Space Men were a group of seven bendable action figures designed by toy inventor Mel Birnkrant. Each of the original seven figures represented beings from other planets in our solar system including Alpha 7, The Man From Mars; Astro-Nautilus, The Man From Neptune; Commander Comet, The Man From Venus; Colossus Rex, The Man From Jupiter; Electron+, The Man From Pluto; Orbitron, The Man From Uranus; and Xodiac - The Man From Saturn.
After their initial success, they faded from the public eye in 1969 after man walked on the moon. It was in 2008 that wall street executive and co-owner of The Outer Space Men, Gary Schaeffer, published the long-awaited graphic novel reintroducing a whole new generation to The Outer Space Men world. With the huge success of the graphic novel, Birnkrant and Schaeffer issued a license to the four horsemen studios (seventh kingdom, mythic legions, masters of the universe) and released a new series of action figures.
To celebrate 50 years of The Outer Space Men, Clutter Studios has produced an 8-foot tall Colossus Rex. The monster figure will be on display at Five Points Festival this weekend (June 2nd and 3rd) at Booth #924.
Tenacious Toys will be bringing a number of exclusives and hard-to-find imports to Five Points Festival (Brooklyn) on June 2nd and 3rd 2018.
They will have the following items available in limited quantities...
▪ Nerviswr3k Inner Child Purple Deluxe Set (includes a matching purple resin Pill Drone, deluxe stickered box and included original art from Nerviswr3k) - 20 sets - $85 each.
▪ Nerviswr3k Red Switchface Pill Drone (resin Pill Drone set which features 4 magnetic interchangeable faces) - 5 available - $75 each.
▪ Little Miss Pressure Pot Gray by UME Toys (2.5" tall resin figure from UK artist Rich Page) - 10 available - $30 each.
▪ Vader Moth 13" resin sculptures by Forces of Dorkness - Limited to 5 pieces in 5 unique colorways - $100 each.
▪ Bluenose Danger Dog 2" resin figure by Mike NEMO Mendez - Limited to 3 pieces - $40 each. (Blanks also available for $20 each)
▪ Tenacious Toys snapback cap - Available in 6 different color combos - Special show price of $15 each.
▪ Assortment of 1:35 and 1:12 Mechatro WeGos (Japan)
▪ DC XXRAY figures by Mighty Jaxx (Singapore)
▪ YOX by JT Studio (Taiwan)
▪ Bobby & his Shoe Collection by ANATOY (South Korea)
Big Man Toys has released the BMT Hardcore Wave 1, featuring 6 years of character in one line. The 3-pack - in a color of your choosing - includes the DTA nominated Treegarr, Moribund - the death bringer endorsed by members of Samhain and owned by Glenn Danzig, and Hydraxe - the two-headed dragon formerly released as a giant 14" custom. Standing in at almost 2.5 inches in height, you can currently pick up flesh, green or yellow versions of the rubber keshi trio for $40.00 plus $8.00 for worldwide shipping.
The finalists for the 8th Annual Designer Toy Awards have been announced and Public Voting has begun. I went - since I'm part of the illustrious "Industry Judging Panel" - and voted for a bunch of artists and designs I wasn't really familiar with. If you're an old-school designer or artist, it's likely I voted for you. The public categories are also open. So you can go cast your votes until Monday May 7th 2018 at Noon ET. I really don't have any recommendations or suggestions for ya...