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NYCC18: DKE Toys Drop #3

DKE Toys will be set up at New York Comic Con at the Javits Center - October 4th through 7th 2018 - at Booth #575. And they've announced a number of additional exclusives that will be released at the show.

Zuckerborg by Nick C. Kirk
Hand cast and painted 5" carded figure - signed and numbered.
Limited edition of 20 pieces (includes 3 versions)
$80.00 each

Baby JaWabbit by Flat Bonnie
Hand made 5" fleece and vinyl pleather plush. Signed and numbered.
Limited edition of 50 pieces
$20.00 each

Porgbacca & Chorg by The Katerpillar
Hand cast and painted 3.75" scale carded figure set on a metal cardback. Signed, sketched and numbered.
Limited edition of 30 pieces
$75.00 each

Diff'rent Episodes: Master Gary by Wazi Toys
Hand cast and painted 3.75" scale carded figure. Signed and numbered.
Limited edition of 20 pieces
$45.00 each

Garth Vader by Credenda Studios
Credenda Studios' Beau Greener is back again this year with Garth Vader. A playful play on words. Our favorite psuedo rock star comedian mashed up with the dark father. Signed and numbered.
Limited edition of 20 pieces
$55.00 each
Shits Wack: Darth Vhater by Broke1
Broke1 aka Broken Pidgeon aka Brody Kreps aka Brandon has restarted his infamous Shits Whack series with the first installment entitled Darth Vhater.
Limited edition of 20 pieces
$45.00 each
Say Utinni Resin Master by Buzzard Guts
This is a continuing series of RESIN MASTERS to go into your RESIN MASTERS carrying case. Last year we sold out of the Say Utinni piece so we thought it fitting that Buzzard Guts would bring it back to New York.. 3.75" scale
$25.00 each
Severed Limb Resin Master by Janky Toys
This is a continuing series of RESIN MASTERS to go into your RESIN MASTERS carrying case. Janky Toys is adding to his ever popular Severed Limbs series. 3.75" scale.
$15.00 each 

Monogram – NYCC Release and Smallfoot Series

Monogram Direct has announced a pair of new items, one being a New York Comic Con 2018 Exclusive. That exclusive is the Kingdom Hearts Gift Set. The set is very Sora-centric and includes a Kingdom Hearts lanyard with card holder, an enamel pin of Sora, and a 3D foam key ring of Sora. The will be available to NYCC Booth #226 for $20.00 each.\

Also announced, as a retail release, is the Smallfoot Figural Keyring Series. This blind bagged series, pictured below, is made up of six foam keyring characters. Currently, you can grab some of them over at Amazon.com.

NYCC18: DKE Toys Drop #2

We continue showing off some of the exclusives that you'll be able to grab at the DKE Toys Booth #575 during New York Comic Con 2018.

 

The Great Showdowns by Scott C
The Great Showdowns are a series of paintings, art shows, and books depicting classic pop culture good guys and bad guys. This figure was sculpted by George Gaspar of Double G toys who helped bring Scott C's characters to life. You get two hand cast and hand painted resin figures on each card featuring Scott C's signature.
Limited to 50 pieces 
$100.00 each 
Cinematron by UHOH Toys
UH OH toys posted an image of this colorway of their 6.5-inch tall Japanese vinyl on Instagram asking what they should do with it. We know what to do with it? Make a NYCC edition for DKE!!!
Limited edition of 15 pieces
$65.00 each
Crumb-BFT by Dead Greedy
Dead Greedy's follow up to his ever popular Beastie Droids three pack is Crumb-BFT. All hand cast and painted 3.75" carded figures.
Limited edition of 20 pieces
$110.00 each set
Bruce Campbell-Wayne by Mr Blank Toys
Mr Blank Toys, who brought us the now sold out No Toys 4 Us, is back for NYCC with this hand cast and painted 6-inch tall Bruce Campbell-Wayne carded figure.
Limited edition of 25 pieces
$65.00 each
Scarfield by Viktor's Vintage
A hand cast and painted 3.75-inch scale carded figure - obviously a mashup of Garfield and Scarface.
Limited edition of 20 pieces
$45.00 each
Master Natural by Buzzard Guts
You'll never be able to unsee this... It's a 3.75-inch scale carded figure, no really.
Limited edition of 30 pieces
$45.00 each
Geno Cyber by Nekosatsu Toys
Meet Cyanoid. The next figure in the Geno Cyber line by Nekosatsu Toys. Hand cast and painted 3.75" scale carded figure. Limited edition of 22 pieces
$45.00 each

NYCC18: Tenacious Toys Drop #2

Tenacious Toys has announced another group of New York Comic Con 2018 releases and exclusives that will be available from their Booth #780 (and possibly website, afterwards). 

Jon of Rampage Toys custom painted the Tenacious Toys "Mexifubi" 5-inch Danger Dog figures in a bright, metallic color scheme. There will be 10 pieces available for $75.00 each.

There will be a small group of Micro Cabriolet Racers, which are sofubi mini figures presented in a 3-pack. Only 6 sets will be available and they will run $27.00 for the set. Only 6 sets will be available.

The Rampage Toys Ugly Unicorn 5-inch sofubi gets his cosplay on as the Ugly Hulkicorn. There will be 10 pieces available at NYCC (a second wave of a maximum 12 pieces available as pre-order from Tenacious after the show). They will run $35.00 each.

The last piece from Rampage Toys is the Micro Poo Hulk. This 2-inch tall micro sofubi figure will be limited to 15 pieces and run $12.00 each.

Also, the full lineup of 4-inch XXRAY figures by Jason Freeny & Mighty Jaxx will be available, including 18 total DC characters, plus the available characters from the tokidoki, Adventure Time, Sticky Monster Lab and Looney Tunes lineups. The total count is about 30 different XXRAY figures. Most will be priced at $20.00, with a few deluxe sets at $25.00 or $30.00. There will be approximately 10 units of each character available for purchase.

A selection of Classicbot items will be available, including the standard Classicbot ($29.00), a rare Black edition of the Classicbot, and the Trashbot and Friends Playset ($32.00). Only a handful of each of these will be available. Alongside these figures, the prototype for the upcoming iBot G3 figure will be on display.

And a wide selection of the Mechatro WeGo robot figures will be available, including the new Tiny WeGo blind boxes ($10.00 each). The newest 35Mechatro WeGo 10cm figures will be available, including both Tokyo and Japan, as well as a generous selection of other 1:35-scale models at $30.00 to $35.00 each. There will be 2 colorways of the larger 22cm WeGos available (white and turquoise) at $150.00 each.

NYCC18: Tenacious Toys Drop #1

Tenacious Toys has started announcing some of their first NYCC Exclusives. The Tenacious Toys section - The Tenacious Collective - will be set up at Booth #780. New York Comic Con runs from October 4th 2018 through October 7th 2018

Martin Longbottom by UME Toys
Mr Longbottom is a 3-inch resin figure that was entirely developed, sculpted, molded, cast and hand painted and accessorized by UK artist Rich Page (UME Toys).
Limited to 10 pieces
$45.00 each

Tarbus the Tardigrade 3.25" vinyl figure by DoomCo.
Produced for DoomCo by Squibbles Ink, this is the first product, the first vinyl toy, & the first tardigrade designed entirely in virtual reality. Tenacious Toys has an exclusive blue GID colorway as an NYCC exclusive.
Limited to 57 pieces
$20.00 each

Jason Freeny Smart Bomb 8-inch vinyl (Exclusive Colorway) produced by Mighty Jaxx
So we’ve heard of the nuclear bomb, the atomic bomb and the photo bomb. However, there is one lesser-known, albeit groundbreaking bomb that was developed in the most secretive underground laboratory, one that was said to be capable of changing the course of humanity itself...
Jason Freeny will be signing at the Tenacious Toys Booth at 11AM on Saturday
Limited to just 100 pieces (with only a handful making it to NYCC)
$119.00 each

Blue HUMPek designed by Whatshisname and produced by Mighty Jaxx
From London-based artist's Whatshisname comes the salacious HUMPek! The third in the popular balloon dog series, this time he's brought along a partner along for a steamy night of thrills! Look at the curves on these puppies, how could anyone pass up on such a sexy collectible
Limited to 100 pieces (with only a handful making it to NYCC)
$149.00 each

Custom Painted Omens (Coarse Toys) from UNCLE
The six customs each feature a single constellation: Big Dipper, Little Dipper, Sagittarius, Cancer, Taurus and Scorpio. They are gloriously detailed, shaped like owls, and supremely glossy.
Limited to 6 pieces
$400.00 each

NYCC18: DKE Toys Drop #1

DKE Toys will be set up at New York Comic Con 2018 at the Javits Center (October 4-7) at Booth #575

The first announcement includes Vintage Gold by artist Lou Pimentel. The artist has hand-painted 20 different card-backs for NYCC this year. Each original watercolor is on a 6x9 inch backer card and has a vintage toy mounted on the front. The series is called Vintage Gold and retails for $165.00 each.

The Liberator by RYCA
British art star RYCA is back with two pieces for this year's New York show. The first is called The Liberator which is a 5-inch tall Statue of Liberty inspired piece. Each is hand cast and hand painted. It's a signed and numbered edition of 30 pieces, running $55.00 each.
Cross Section Ninja by RYCA
For the turtle fans out there, RYCA is continuing his Cross Section series with this hard shelled Ninja. Hand cast and painted, this 5-inch tall carded figure is a signed and numbered edition of 75 pieces. You'll be able to pick one up at the show for $60.00.
Vishnu by Dogman Toys
Dogman Toys, aka Spencer Pollard,will be releasing The Simpsons inspired Vishnu resin figure. An edition of 25 pieces, each one is hand cast, hand painted, signed, and numbered. They will be available for $65.00.
Barttafinger by Danny Wicked
Danny Wicked has produced the 8-inch long Barttafinger - obviously, another piece inspired by The Simpsons. Packaged in a clear tube, this one is a signed and numbered edition of 40 pieces. You'll be able to grab one for $45.00.

NYCC18: Diamond Select Toys – Signings and Exclusive

New York Comic Con 2018 runs October 4-7, and Diamond Select Toys will be in attendance at the show (Booth 1644), with cases of advance prototypes, shelves of products for sale, a panel, two signings and an exclusive. 

Starting Thursday, October 4th 2018, DST will offer an exclusive Battle Beast Desmodius Minimate. Measuring approximately 2 inches tall, and featuring 14 points of articulation, it is fully interchangeable with all Minimates mini-figures. It will come packaged in a clear polybag with hangtag and sell for $6.00.

Also, DST’s panel and signings will happen on Saturday, October 6th, and feature designers Nelson X. Asencio (Marvel Gallery, Milestones, Premier) and Caesar (Marvel Gallery, DC Gallery), and sculptors Eli Livingston (Alien, Predator, Cthulhu) and Jean St. Jean (Classic Batman, Marvel Select, Premier). DST President Chuck Terceira will also be on hand for the panel from Noon to 1PM in Room 1C03.

Following the panel, the designer signing will run from 1:30PM to 2:30PM, and the sculptor signing will happen from 2:30PM to 3:30PM, both at booth 1644. There will be free postcards on hand for them to sign, but fans are welcome to bring their own items, as well as purchase items in the DST store.

One:12 Collective Dr. Strange – First Appearance Edition

Mezco's newest Fall Exclusive announcement is the One:12 Collective Dr. Strange - First Appearance Edition. This version captures the Master of the Mystic Arts at the very beginning of his path towards becoming Sorcerer Supreme. Inspired by Strange Tales issues 110-128, this version of Dr. Strange comes complete with a magnetically attached cloak that has an integrated posing wire, a newly designed outfit inspired by his early appearances, and an array of mystifying accessories including an enchanted amulet, mystical cloak and a rotatable Orb of Agamotto with hinged lid.

You can currently pre-order this limited edition Mezco Fall Exclusive, or pick one up at the Mezco Toyz NYCC booth #1954, for $85.00.

The One:12 Collective Dr. Strange figure features the following: 

  • Pair of fists
  • Two pairs of posing hands
  • Three-quarter sleeved tunic
  • Three-quarter length gloves
  • Waist belt
  • Fitted pants
  • Cloak with magnetic fasteners and integrated posing wire
  • Two Amulets of Agamotto – Open & Closed
  • Two spell effects
  • Orb of Agamotto with rising globe and hinged lid
  • One:12 Collective display base with logo

MST3K at Dragon Con 2018

If you attended Dragon Con 2018 and were a fan of Mystery Science Theater 3000, there was plenty of time to "get your nerd on". While I missed Sunday's double feature event, I was able to make it to the "semi-official" unveiling of Mystery Science Theater 3000 the Comic #1 from Dark Horse.

The panel included MST3K regulars Joel Hodgson, Jonah Ray, Felicia Day, Rebecca Hanson, Tim Ryder, and Grant Baciocco. And they did a reading of the entire first issue. They played to a packed crowd, even taking several questions after concluding with the comic reading. Yours truly braved the masses and asked a question of the panel - after making a comment about Felicia Day's Twitch.tv alter-ego. The basic gist of my question was "has anyone run into a director or actor that they made fun of during an episode, and, if so, what was their reaction".

(Unfortunately I wasn't positive about recording policies in the panels...so I only snagged about 13 seconds of the read)

Dragon Con 2018: My Experience…

I had never been to a Dragon Con before this past weekend. But I was one of the more than 80,000 to make the pilgrimage to downtown Atlanta, Georgia for this annual event that was founded in 1987. I've been to the other big events (San Diego Comic Con, New York Comic Con, American International Toy Fair) in my 15 years of reporting about toys, collectibles, and art...but never to Dragon Con.

Maybe it's the name - a misnomer. I thought it was a convention solely focused on the fantasy genre. Not true. With five days of events around various downtown Atlanta hotels, you'll definitely find your niche. Of course, there's the infamous parade (you can watch that below). But there are also panels, signings, retailers...even a wrestling event. 

Listen...it's still miserable and muggy in Atlanta in late-August/early-September. But the entire atmosphere is so chill that you might hardly notice (until you realize you've sweated through your 3rd shirt of the day). People are just there to have fun. I saw some of the best Cosplay I've ever seen at this event. I was clearly in the minority, dressed in awkward dad attire.

But, you know what, I think I've found a new favorite convention.