UNKL will be at San Diego Comic Con this year with some new items at Booth # 3229 - the Toynami booth. They will have the new 6-inch D1 Series SDCC Exclusive Hazmapo for sale there, as well as other new items on display, pre-launch.
Amongst the Comic Con bedlam was the Toynami booth with some interesting lines. First off, we saw the return of UNKL Brand with the revealing of several new lines - Gastro-Normous, SearchR and Dreamers. And if you like Futurama...Toynami had both action figure and plush lines based on the license. And with what might be of interest (or horror) to vinyl collectors is The Canmans line.
Booth Favorite: Gastro-Normous
It was good to see some new designs from UNKL. Gastro-Normous was my favorite of the trio, even though it strays a little from UNKL's recent robot-theme trend.
When DC decided to re-launch the Graph shoe, SUG caught wind of it and
wanted to be a part of it. So, he contacted his mates at UNKL and
suggested they do a limited edition glow-in-the-dark SUG figure and
shoe combination package with DC. SUG has since become a big
skateboarder, in fact at 7 foot 7, he may be the biggest skater on the
planet. He is now cruising around his native Iceland rocking the only
skate shoe he owns, a size 26 DC Graph. With only 450DC X UNKL Double
Label™ Graph and SUG packs available these are going to hit the streets
and be gone. (Retail: $ 260.00 for the pack)
The release event will take place on Friday, January 23rd from 6PM until 9PM at 5&A Dime during the AGENDA tradeshow in San Diego.
The UNKL booth had a number of new products, which they were making available daily. The largest of them - Mak.Po - is one we have been eagerly awaiting. They also had a new lineup of HazMaPo, as well as various SUG and UlliGUS vinyls.
UNKL's much-anticipated MaK.Po will release at their San Diego Comic Con booth in late July 2008.
A nod to Kow Yokoyama's esteemed Maschinen Krieger figures, UNKL had the opportunity to present their idea for MaK.Po to Yokoyama in mid-2006. With Yokoyama's blessing, MaK.Po was created. Two years later, after dozens of production challenges, MaK.Po is now good to go. The ten-inch interpretation of Yokoyama's figures is the UNKL-ized version of the ultimate superhuman fighting suit. All MaK.Po figures come complete with a three-inch HazMaPo (the smallest Haz yet), interchangeable arms, rocket propelled grenade launcher, rocket pack, propeller and cushy velvet interior.
The piece will be limited to a run of 400 green and only 100 orange figures. We haven't found out if all or maybe one of the colorways will be made available at SDCC. But it's nice to see a release date for what is definitely be UNKL's best project to date.
UNKL has announced that their first ever fan designed UniPo series has been released. With 4 designs from artists around the globe, the winners were chosen right around a year ago. The four lucky designers are: Peter Creten (Belgium), Tummie Design (Netherlands), Scott Rench (Chicago, USA) and Rultron (Spain).
UNKL teamed up with Boardeli Longboards to design two styles of their 44-inch longboards. Each design is limited to a run of four total pieces. They will go on sale March 1 on Boardeli's website. And if you pick up the Playing Card board, you will get a set of UNKL's UniPoker figures.
Derek from UNKL Brand was awestruck after attending a NASCAR race in Texas...so inspired that he decided to create a line of racing inspired UniPo's. The Speed Demons line of 4 figures includes their very own law abiding friend. Look for them to drop in February 2008.