While Wood Candy Workshop has revealed all four figures that will make up the Scrambled Wood Series One, they left a little detail as a final surprise. All four figures - Auggie, Bricker, Crispy, and Decimus - are 100% interchangeable for limitless possibilities and combinations, as the pieces pop together with the help of embedded super strong magnets. If you're looking to pick some up, figures will be available at Designer Con 2014 on November 8-9.
Jinja, named after a town in Uganda, is a hand-crafted soapstone toy based on the image of a (loving) lion. Led by Jake Manion of Aardman Animations and being carved out of stone in Kenya by Geoffrey (picture shown below), the project will feature customs from a number of well-known artists. Eight customs have been created by artists in the UK, using resin figures they made.
Those artists are: Peter Lord (Aardman founder), Rich Webber (Purple & Brown / DC Funnest), Merlin Crossingham (Wallace & Gromit), Gav Strange (Aardman / JamFactory), Sarah Matthews (Aardman / BernysPlace), Sam Hadley (Slumberbean), Danny Capozzi (Aardman / Hero73*) and Peskimo.
Starting this Thursday (October 30th 2014) evening, they’ll start an eBay auction to sell each of the 8 customs. They're also making 30 Jinja toys, handcarved out of soapstone in Kenya, available as fixed price eBay listings. All proceeds from the auctions go directly to the Kenyan Orphan Project.
We'll provide more detailed information of the auctions closer to Thursday.
This Friday, October 31st 2014, Jermaine Rogers will be releasing his Choices - Phantom Variant via his site. A limited edition of only 100 figures, this 8-inch tall clear, knife wielding bunny will be available to purchase for $75.00. While it debuted at San Diego Comic-Con 2014, this might be your first shot at picking one up.
The Choices (Phantom) will be released on Halloween at 3PM ET. Also, 10 random boxes will include a special 'art-ticket', which can be redeemed for an exclusive limited-edition 'Family' art print by Jermaine Rogers (shown below).
The Donut Zombies are 4.7-inch tall sofubi figures from Milkboy (Shingo Yasuda) and dune (Flavors). The toy, which features 8 points of articulation, will be available in Pink Surviver and Blue Zombie editions. They're slated to sell for 6,264 yen each (about $58) plus shipping. They will be released in late November to early December.
There is also a Donut Zombies t-shirt available in four sizes and two colors (white and black). It will run 5832 yen (about $54). While work is still being finished on a website, you can email Milkboy at firstname.lastname@example.org for ordering information.
The Disarticulators have released the release details for their sofubi Oozeball: OG "Ooze-It" Green. They'll be available to preorder this week from Man-E-Toys as a part of their post-NYCC sale. Inspired by Georges Méliès iconic 1902 silent movie, Le Voyage dans la Lune, it measures a little over 3″ in diameter. This first "OG" release will be a pre-order window that lasts from Friday, October 24th at 5PM ET until Monday, November 24th 2014. ETA for the figure has been set for late January or early February 2015. The OG sofubi Oozeball has been priced at $50.00 shipped worldwide.
On Thursday October 30th 2014 at 6:59PM ET, Doktor A will be releasing his Bella DelaMere: Dead of Night Edition.
This heinous huntress for the haunting season brings a splash of horror to your Halloween. Wielding a jagged blade and ill intent the mechanical masked malefactor is out for blood. Decked in shades of pitch and gloom and randomly bespattered with arterial colour, young Bella has been up to no good in the deadliest of ways.
Limited to only 175 pieces, this Bella version will be available from the Arts Unknown web-store for £65.00 (about $105). Signed and numbered Artist Proofs will be available from Doktor A's webstore for £80.00 (about $130). There are only 25 APs available.
Satori Kappa will go on sale October 31st 2014 over at Planet3Toys. The Satori Kappa is a 2¾-inch tall resin figure designed and sculpted by David Dick and cast and finished by Pretty in Plastic. The completed figures will have hand painted details and be signed and numbered by Dave. This version will be limited to just 40 pieces. Also, David be giving away a free Satori Kappa figure to one of his Instagram followers at the time of release - to enter all you gotta do is follow.
Javier Jimenez is set to release two new versions of his Wananeko figure. Both figures will be available via his webshop.
The Calico Version is currently available for pre-order and will be shipping around the end of November. Pre-orders are very limited.
The Halloween Version will drop on Sunday October 26th 2014 at 11AM ET. This version is limited to just 5 pieces worldwide.
The Wananeko is a hand casted and painted 4.7” tall resin figure. They all come numbered and signed, bagged with header cards and include stickers. Both editions are $60.00 per figure.
Wood Candy Workshop has revealed their first figure - Auggie - from their Scrambled Wood Series. He is the first of four in the Premium Mini Figure collection. The 3 remaining figures will be revealed each day this week. All of the wood is naturally colored - no dyes or stains - just oil and wax. The 3-inch tall Auggie features four points of articulation (arms head and waist). They'll be releasing at Designer Con in Pasadena on November 8th and 9th.